DR Congo opposition candidate Tshisekedi returns to Kinshasa

Felix Tshisekedi, one of the main opposition candidates in next month’s presidential election in the Democratic Republic of Congo, returns to Kinshasa. IMAGES

DR Congo: Tshisekedi and Kamerhe form join ticket

DR Congo opposition politician Vital Kamerhe announces that he will support Felix Tshisekedi and act as his running mate for elections on December 23rd. The announcement of the joint ticket comes at a press conference held in Nairobi, Kenya. IMAGES AND SOUNDBITE

Thousands rally in DR Congo against use of voting machines

Thousands of opposition supporters rally in Kinshasa, DR Congo, seeking the withdrawal of electronic voting machines in a long-delayed election due at the end of December, saying they would be misused to rig the results.

Only on AP Patients in Congo held hostage for cash

(26 Oct 2018) An Associated Press investigation has found that of more than 20 hospitals visited in Congo’s second city of Lubumbashi, only one did not routinely imprison patients for failing to pay their medical bills. (Oct. 26)

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In DR Congo, young people seek change through rap music

In DR Congo, fans of rap and hip-hop are staging an attack on Rumba, accusing its ageing stars of singing only of love and the established order. DRC’s growing army of rappers are creating music laced with a gritty social realism, which is causing a stir as this large and unstable nation heads towards a presidential election.

DR Congo’s Dr Mukwege and Yazidi Murad win Nobel Peace Prize

Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege and Yazidi campaigner Nadia Murad win the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize for their work in fighting sexual violence in conflicts around the world. SOUNDBITE

Voodoo Wrestling and Big Placebo (Preview) | VICE on HBO

This week, on VICE on HBO, Dexter Thomas dives into the Congo’s Catch Fétiche, a sport that combines mystic voodoo rituals & professional wrestling. And then Charlet Duboc talks to Gwyneth Paltrow about how “wellness” has become a booming industry.

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American Piety & Terror In Congo (Trailer) | VICE on HBO

This week on VICE on HBO, we’re looking at Trump’s evangelical base in American and the crisis in the Congo.

White evangelicals comprise a third of all Republican voters and are among the GOP’s most organized voting blocs. But wide support for Donald Trump in 2016, against a backdrop of scandals, has brought heavy media scrutiny and now some faith leaders are striving to move evangelicalism away from political associations. Gianna Toboni travels to the Bible Belt to see how evangelicals are navigating today’s volatile political environment.

Then — Conflict in Eastern Congo has killed as many as six million people, more than any war since WWII. Yet this conflict remains among the most underreported crises in the world. Ben Anderson reports on the ADF (Allied Democratic Forces), one of the least known, but most violent groups in the world.

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Why We Need To Stop Terror In The Congo | VICE on HBO (Bonus)

The conflict in Eastern Congo has killed as many as 6 million people — more than any war since WWII. Yet it remains one of the most underreported crises.

This is why you need to be paying attention.

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