DRC After the assassination of the Italian ambassador: Controversy sets in

The murder of Luca Attanasio, Italian ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, arouses strong reactions at the international level. The United Nations (UN), the European Union (EU), the Congolese and Italian governments; all condemn this act and plead for the opening of investigations. At the same time, a controversy arose after this murder. … Read more

DRC: Most marginalized children, most likely to drop out of education altogether, pay the heaviest price for school closures

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Thursday called on the government the Government to prioritize the reopening of schools and to take all preventive measures to make schools as safe as possible. Congolese students have stopped going to school since December 18, 2020, following the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. The UN agency … Read more

DRC: 20 years in prison required against Abdallah Bilenge, director general of the RVA – Zoom Eco

The public prosecutor demanded 20 years in prison against the director general of the Airways Authority (RVA), a Congolese state company, for embezzling public funds. The verdict of the Kinshasa / Gombe Court of Appeal is expected on January 5, 2021. The prosecution accuses him of having misappropriated the rights owed to the National Social … Read more

DRC: IGF welcomes the inclusion of its denunciations on exemptions and compensation in the 2021 finance law

The General Inspectorate of Finance (IGF) welcomes the inclusion, in the 2021 finance law, of its denunciations on exemptions and compensation. It was Jules Alingete, Inspector General of Finance who said so during a press conference this Wednesday, October 18. “The IGF does not make exemptions a major problem. We raised the issue of compensation … Read more

DRC: Alain Kaninda, “between 700 and 800 million USD in insurance premiums escape national savings”

The Acting Director General of the Insurance Regulatory and Supervisory Authority (ARCA), Alain Kaninda Ngalula, maintains that insurance is an effective source of funding for the national economy, he said on Friday 14 November 2020, during his intervention as a panelist at the first forum of the Kongo Central Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He … Read more

Déogratias Mutombo: “The DRC must work for the signing of a program with the IMF”

Deogratias Mutombo Mwana Nyembo, gouverneur de la Banque Centrale du Congo (BCC) The signing of a three-year program with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) remains the “best indicated” way to end the crisis in DR Congo, according to Déogratias Mutombo, the governor of the Central Bank of Congo (BCC). “You have to build inner resilience. … Read more

WHO calls for dialogue between governments and anti-mask protesters

“We should listen to what people ask, what people say. We should have an honest dialogue.”, said WHO chief Ethiopian Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus from the organization’s headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. His intervention was part of the anti-mask protests that occurred last week in Germany and elsewhere. While encouraging the authorities to engage in dialogue with … Read more

Chadwick Boseman presented “another Africa”, according to Professor Boukary Sawadogo

African-American actor Chadwick Boseman died on Saturday at the age of 43 from cancer. He had achieved worldwide success for his performance in the film Black Panther, which won several Oscar nominations. In his role, Boseman portrayed African culture and the image of a strong black man, the leader of a prosperous nation, a superhero … Read more

Yellow fever epidemic with 89 cases and one death

Former President Henri Konan Bédié, leader of the main Ivorian opposition party, and Pascal Affi N’Guessan, Prime Minister of former President Laurent Gbagbo, submitted their candidacy for the presidential election on October 31 on Thursday. “This candidacy, I entrust it to the Ivorian people. It will allow us to rebuild a Côte d’Ivoire reconciled with … Read more

How rare people get HIV under control without treatment

Less than 0.5% of people infected with the AIDS virus (HIV) can maintain such control of the virus without treatment. This is despite the presence of cellular reservoirs where “dormant” HIV is hidden. To explain this phenomenon, the researchers compared the viral genomes that were integrated into the DNA of cells of 64 people of … Read more