Thousands of people welcome Moise Katumbi, a prominent foe of former DR Congo president Joseph Kabila, as he lands at Lubumbashi airport after three years in self-imposed exile. IMAGES of Moise Katumbi welcomed by his supporters on the tarmac
This week on Africa Weekly, we focus on the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which is in the grip of an Ebola outbreak. And we travel to South Sudan where, in the shadow of conflict, those in the remote regions of the country also live in fear of a lack of access to health care. FOR SUBSCRIBERS OF AFRICA WEEKLY ONLY
In the midst of armed groups, civilian massacres, rape, and corruption, there exists a haven in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The island of Idjwi, in the heart of one of Africa’s most beautiful destinations: the Great Lakes, lies untouched by many of the troubles plaguing the region.
Another attack has taken place on an Ebola treatment centre in Butembo, in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic Congo, the third of its kind in less than a month by an armed group. A policeman was killed and an assailant was left injured near the ETC. The Ebola virus has already killed more than 500 people in the eastern part of the country since last year.
There is no law or moral code for the youngsters of impoverished neighborhoods in the port city of Matadi. In their teenage years, they’ve already earned a reputation as ruthless outlaws who prowl streets, steal from locals, extort money from businesses and fight each other. They called, Kulunas – members of youth gangs infesting Congolese cities. RTD takes a risky trip to follow some of the young criminals to expose their world of violence and drugs.
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New Congolese president Felix Tshisekedi struggles during the speech of his swearing-in ceremony. State television interrupted its live broadcast of the historic event after Tshisekedi said, “I don’t feel well”, and sat down as family members came to his side. IMAGES of Felix Tshisekedi on stage feeling unwellCOMPLETES VID1294296_EN