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Eleven die in stampede at Fally Ipupa concert in DR Congo

Eleven die in stampede at Fally Ipupa concert in DR Congo

Eleven people including two police officers died in a stampede on Saturday October 29, at an overcrowded stadium concert in Kinshasa headlined by Congolese singer, Fally Ipupa.    The country’s interior minister, Daniel Aselo Okito who confirmed the incident on Sunday October 30, blamed the organisers for the deaths, saying the Martyrs’ stadium concert …

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‘Common game plan’ needed to address DR Congo displacement crisis: A Resident Coordinator blog

“The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has the largest population of internally displaced people on the African continent: 5.9 million people, including 700,000 newly displaced people this year. The DRC is also hosting over 500,000 refugees and asylum-seekers (mainly from Burundi, the Central African Republic, and South Sudan). The factors …

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DR congo organizes burial ceremony for tooth of independence hero, Patrice Lumumba, more than 60 years after he was assassinated and dissolved in acid (photos/video)

DR congo organizes burial ceremony for tooth of independence hero, Patrice Lumumba, more than 60 years after he was assassinated and dissolved in acid (photos/video)

  The only surviving remains of Congolese independence hero and first prime minister, Patrice Lumumba – a gold plated tooth – has been buried more than 60 years after he was assassinated. Lumumba was the country’s first prime minister and one of the leaders of the struggle for independence. He was …

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