Bridging several centuries and two continents: Serge Kakudji and his ensemble blend Baroque opera with Congolese rhythms. Their performance of "Coup Fatal" brought the countertenor back to his home country.
Thousands of Burundi refugees have fled their country to the DRC in order to escape violence. Yet across the border, clashes with Congolese security forces have left some refugees dead.
According to the World Food Programme, thousands of people are desperate for basic food and nutrition in Congo’s Kasai province. The region is in the grip of conflict since fighting broke out between militias and the government.
The Democratic Republic of Congo is home to a thriving illegal trade in gold, with unofficial trading hubs scattered throughout the country and the military being the main profiteers.
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