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At least 36 people were killed after a twin-propelled passenger aircraft crashed upon landing in the Democratic Republic of Congo's eastern city of Goma.
The aircraft, a Fokker 50 plane belonging to the local CAA company, was en route from the central mining town of Lodja, when it plunged in heavy rainfall before landing in Goma.
The plane was carrying cargo and did not have the full capacity of 50 passengers, the Guardian...Read Full Story
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The Congolese government is naming a town after Patrice Lumumba, the country's first prime minister whose assassination more than 50 years ago made him a liberation symbol worldwide.Read Full Story
Violin player Pauleth Masamba has been playing with the Orchestre Symphonique Kimbanguiste since the mid-1990s. "Music is one of the things that comforts me, takes off the stress and makes me happy," she says.
The Kinshasa-based orchestra holds regular concerts in a bid to inspire a new generation of musicians and help locals to discover the world of classical music.
Masamba, like many other members of the orchestra, lives in a typical Kinshasa neighborhood that has unpaved roads...Read Full Story
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The spokesman for the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Congo confirmed that a U.N. peacekeeper was killed in South Kivu province, located in the troubled east of the country.Read Full Story
Kinshasa, having seen the gruesome turmoil and devastation of rebellions started getting the momentum after the mid 20th century. Kinshasa is the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, greatly being marked as a decent metropolitan city and of a size comparable to majestic Johannesburg. Kinshasa is a beautiful land, accumulating the trends of African magnificence, the continent’s air and a modernly constructed zeal of a newly embellished town where facilities are sufficient and...Read Full Story