Africa Central Africa World 

DR Congo buries Patrice Lumumba’s tooth

More than 60 years since he was killed and his body dissolved in acid, the only part of Patrice Lumumba’s body that remained – tooth, has now been buried. The gold-crowned tooth of Democratic Republic of Congo independence was kept by the Belgian policeman who oversaw the disposal of his body. The police officer took the tooth as a trophy… Read More
Africa Central Africa World 

DR Congo: New museum prepares to take in Lumumba’s tooth

– – A newly-built mausoleum in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital, Kinshasa is getting ready to welcome the gold-crowned tooth of the country’s independence hero Patrice Lumumba. The mausoleum was however designed by a Chinese architect and is about to take in the only known remains of Mr Lumumba. In September 2020, the family of Lumumba received news of… Read More
Africa East Africa Rwanda World 

Rwanda rejects ‘insulting’ criticism on UK asylum plan

– – The Ugandan government is rejecting the continuous international criticism of its plan to receive asylum seekers from the UK. A government spokesperson Yolande Makolo has described such criticisms as “insulting”, asking such critics to travel to the eastern Africa country to see the progress it had made. A legal action forced the first flight due to take asylum… Read More
Africa East Africa Rwanda World 

Asylum flight to Rwanda cancelled after legal action

Per the scheme agreed on between the UK and Rwanda, single men arriving in the UK illegally in small boats or lorries will be sent to Rwanda for resettlement. Such people who arrived in the UK by 1 January may be sent to Rwanda, where their asylum claims will be processed. – – Details of the scheme explained that such… Read More
Central Africa 

DR Congo: 37,000 people displaced in four days amid a resurgence of fighting in North Kivu

Renewed clashes between the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC) and presumed M23 fighters were reported in Rutshuru Territory on 22 May. Over the past four days, violence has spread to Nyiragongo Territory, forcing at least 37,000 people to flee their homes. Displaced families who have found shelter in local churches and schools near Goma are… Read More
Africa Rwanda World 

African Asylum seekers in the UK go into hiding

– – Some asylum seekers in the UK have reportedly gone into hiding to prevent their planned repatriation. Aid agencies say several asylum seekers in Britain are hiding because of fears they will be sent to Rwanda. Under a deal signed last month, people judged to have entered the country illegally face being flown to Rwanda for resettlement. But the… Read More
Africa China East Africa Rwanda World 

Rwandan court jails Chinese man for beating men tied on tree

– – A Chinese man has been jailed for twenty years for beating his employees while they were tied to a tree in Rwanda. Sun Shujun was sentenced by a Rwandan court after he was put on trial for torture for his action which was captured on video. He was arrested after the video of his action went viral. A… Read More
Africa East Africa Rwanda World 

Rwanda’s decision to take in UK asylum seekers criticized

Per the scheme agreed on between the UK and Rwanda, single men arriving in the UK illegally in small boats or lorries will be sent to Rwanda for resettlement. Such people who arrived in the UK by 1 January may be sent to Rwanda, where their asylum claims will be processed. Details of the scheme explained that such deportees will… Read More
Africa Cameroon Senegal Sports West Africa World 

Senegal President declares public holiday after AFCON win

– – Senegal’s President Macky Sall has declared Monday a public holiday to celebrate the senior national football team’s win at the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon). The team on Sunday evening beat Egypt on penalties to win the 2021 edition of the competition held in Cameroon. Sadio Mane of Senegal started the game with a penalty miss but scored… Read More
Democratic republic Of Congo 

DR Congo: Statement on the killing of dozens of displaced people in Plaine Savo camp, Ituri

The Norwegian Refugee Council condemns in the strongest possible terms the massacre of dozens of civilians on the evening of the 1 February 2022 by an armed group in Plaine Savo displacement camp near Bule, Ituri Province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). “This is the latest in a series of brutal attacks in Ituri. Plaine Savo is populated by families… Read More