President Joseph Kabila of DR Congo ready to leave powerContinue Reading
Papa Wemba, a 67-year-old Congolese rumba music legend, died after collapsing on stage in Abidjan in the early hours of Sunday.Continue Reading
Tens of thousands gathered in Republic of Congo’s capital on Sunday to express their opposition to possible constitutional changes that would allow President Denis Sassou Nguesso to extend his decades-long rule in elections next year.Continue Reading
A preliminary list of 35 players has been unveiiled by Congo’s coach Claude Leroy for the two decisive games against the Nigerian and Sudan teams next month.
The French-born tactician handed surprise call-ups to the quartet of Delarge Dzon, Chris Malonga, Ulrich Kapolongo and Fabrice Nguessi Ondama for the crucial encounter against the Super Eagles.
Congo is currently second in group A with seven points, one point adrift leaders South Africa and three ahead of Nigeria who visit Pointe Noire on the 15th of November.
THE SQUAD LIST
Goalkeepers: Chansel Mohikola (AC Léopards de Dolisie), Christoffer Mafoumbi (Le Pontet), Pavhel Ndzila (Etoile du Congo), Samba Junior (Olympique de Marseille).
Défenders: Moubhio Ngounga (AC Léopards de Dolisie), Magnokélé Bissiki (AC Léopards de Dolisie), Baudry Tony (SC Amiens), Francis Nganga (Charleroi), Igor Nganga (FC Aarau), Sagesse Babélé (AC Léopards de Dolisie), Bouka Moutou (SC Angers), Bernard Onanga (FC Platanias) Mael Lepicier (Royal Antwerp), Mamic Itoua (FC Kondzo).
Midfielders: Hardy Alain Samarange Binguila (Diables noirs), Delvin Chancel Ndinga (Olympiakos), Prince Oniangué (Reims), Sidney Gandzé (AC Léopards de Dolisie), Junior Mouzita (AC Léopards de Dolisie), Hermelin Boukama-Kaya (Recreativo Libolo), Malonga Ntsayi (Lausanne sport).
Forwards: Doré Ferebory (CFR Cluj), Nguessi Ondama, Thievy Bifouma (UD Alméria), Ganvoula Mboussy (Raja de Casablanca), Georges Bidimbou (AC Léopards), Lorry Edgo Nkolo (Diables noirs), Dominique Malonga (Hibermian), Saira Issambet (CNFF), Yannick Loemba (Mons), Ladislas Douniama (EA Guimgamp), Franci Litsingi (FK Teplice), Kévin Koubémba (Lilles), Ulrich Kapolongo (FK Teplice), Delarge Dzon (Slovac Liberec).
‘Johnny’ crooner Yemi Alade who just released her debut album ‘King Of Queens’ which peaked at number 5 on the iTunes World Albums Chart, has been made an African ambassador for peace by the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The MOBO Awards nominee who is currently in Kinshasa for a concert was announced as an African peace ambassador by the ministry of internal affairs in Congo. The singer excited took to her official Instagram account to share the news by posting a photo of her receiving a plaque from the minister of Internal Affairs of Congo with the caption:
THANK YOU CONGO.. I JUST GOT PRESENTED WITH THIS BEAUTIFUL PIECEPLAQUE AS AFRICAN AMBASSADOR FROM THE MINISTRY OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS BY THE MINISTER HIMSELF DESPITE HIS TIGHT SCHEDULE….. THINGS LIKE THIS ENCOURAGE LIL GIRLS LIKE ME TO KEEP DOING WHAT WE DO… I DEDICATE THIS TO GOD , EFFYZZIE ,AND MY AMAZING FANS”.
Yemi Alade is also planning an album launch concert when she returns to Nigeria.
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The ‘Locked Up’ singer climbed inside the airtight blow-up during a performance in Goma, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, on Sunday and rolled over the crowd, pushed along by the outstretched hands of 60,000 screaming concert-goers.Continue Reading
A United Nations helicopter came under fire in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday, a UN source said, – the second of such incident in a week.
“Two helicopters left on reconnaissance missions this morning … the pilots of one of the helicopters felt some impacts on the cockpit … and landed” to inspect the damage, a source close to Monusco, the UN peacekeeping mission in DR Congo stated.
The incident took place some 15 kilometres (10 miles) north of
Goma, capital of North Kivu province, which has been in turmoil since warfare ravaged the country from 1996 to 2003.
There were no injuries and the helicopter was able to return to base.
Last week, Congolese M23 rebels shot at a UN helicopter but no one was injured.
The M23 was founded by former Tutsi rebels who were incorporated into the Congolese army under a 2009 peace deal.
Complaining the deal was never fully implemented, they mutinied in April 2012, turning their guns on their former comrades and launching the latest rebellion to ravage DR Congo’s mineral-rich and conflict-prone east.
A spokesman for the rebels, Vianney Kazarama, denied that the M23 was behind the attack.
“This morning, the M23 did not fire and did not want to fire on Monusco,” said Kazarama, indicating that the shots came from the Congolese army (FARDC).
But Lieutenant-Colonel Olivier Hamuli, a spokesman for the army in North Kivu, hit back, saying: “Monoscu is a partner of the FARDC and we are together on the ground. It’s the M23 who shot,” said Hamuli.Continue Reading