PHOTOS: Church Where Members Drink Beer To Cast Out Demons

A church in Congo has been revealed to be feeding its members with Beer as a means of casting out demons and other unclean spirits in them. The church, Louzolo Amour church, was reported to have named the beer drinking session, “biéramicine”, translating to ‘a mixture of beer and faith’. The founder of the chuirch……

Congo arrests 2 suspects over murder of UN experts, one escapes: Prosecutors

A senior prosecutor said on Friday authorities had arrested two people suspected of involvement in the murder of two UN investigators in central Democratic Republic of Congo. The senior prosecutor, however said, one of the prisoners had since escaped. The announcement was the first reported sign of progress in investigations into the deaths of American……

Congo arrests 80 during protests against new prime minister

Congolese police have arrested more than 80 people during demonstrations against the choice of a new Prime Minister, Human Rights Watch and other rights groups said on Tuesday. Some estimates put the number of people arrested at 120 during rallies in the country’s main cities. Police spokesman Pierrot Mwanamputu confirmed that dozens had been detained.……

DRC envisages 31.19% inflation rate in 2017

Democratic Republic of Congo apex bank has envisaged the country’s inflation rate would increase in 2017 to 31.19 per cent, up from an estimated 25.04 per cent in 2016. The central bank said in a report on Friday in Kinshasa that the economy had been hit by stubbornly low global commodity prices. The DRC, Africa’s……

Floods kill dozens, renders 10,000 people homeless in DR Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been hit by flash floods which caused a river to burst its banks in the south of the country, affecting towns and villages, killing dozens of people and rendering 10,000 others homeless. Residents in Boma, one of the worst-hit towns, told Al Jazeera they watched in despair as…

Social media blocked in Congo to thwart anti-Kabila protests

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have ordered telecom companies in the country to suspend internet services in a bid to thwart protests against President Joseph Kabila. Protests in the DRC have been brewing following underground efforts by Kabila to prolong his stay in office, with reports suggesting that mobile companies like Airtel, Vodacom…

Inter-ethnic clashes claims scores of lives in southeastern Congo

Reports from Congo reveal that over two dozens of people have lost their lives following inter-ethnic clashes fuelled by social tensions between Bantu villagers and the Twa (Pygmies), a hunting and gathering people who have long been denied access to land and basic services. According to David Ngoy Luhaka, a local priest and member of…

Bassey bags more FIFA, CAF appointments

World football –governing body, FIFA and the Confederation of African Football, CAF, has handed more and even weightier duties to highly –respected Nigerian football administrator, Mr. Paul Bassey. The Sole Administrator of Akwa United FC was in action as the Security Officer for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match between Congo and Egypt in…

Casualties from anti-Kabila protests hits 47, Human Rights Watch says

The number of casualties arising from anti-Kabila protests has now reached 47 people-including 37 demonstrators and six police officers Human Rights Watch (HRW) revealed on Wednesday. Violent protests against President Joseph Kabila erupted in the DR Congo capital of Kinshasa after its election commission decided to try to postpone the next presidential vote, due in…

‘Kabila must go’ protesters storm streets of Congo

Incoming reports suggests that there are wild protests on-going in the streets of Congo with demonstrators calling for the resignation of incumbent President Joseph Kabila. Reports say protests are mounting with the opposition fearing that Kabila is planning to stay in power longer than his mandate which ends this December. Read also: Tougher sanctions underway…

Sanctions, no solution to help solve our problems –Congo begs US

The Democratic Republic of Congo is on a pleading mission as it seeks to avert punitive measures from the United States while asking it to support talks between the Congo government and opposition on setting up new elections and not to impose sanctions that could hurt the process. A senior adviser to President Joseph Kabila…