DR Congo political heavyweight Katumbi returns home from exile

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

Africa Weekly – a round up of news and features from Africa

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

Idjwi, a haven of peace in DR Congo’s conflict-ridden east

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.

How Ebola attacks the body

Videographic on the deadly disease Ebola. The number of cases in a nearly eight-month-old epidemic of Ebola in eastern DR Congo now exceeds 1,000, almost two-thirds of whom have died.VIDEOGRAPHIC

Third attack on Ebola treatment centres in Butembo, DR Congo

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.

Machete boys of Congo (RT Documentary)

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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DR Congo child soldiers surrender arms and amulets

The Democratic Republic of Congo hopes for political change following elections in late December, as thousands of militia – including child soldiers -are giving up their arms in Kasai, a stronghold of new president Felix Tshisekedi.

DRC President Tshisekedi in Angola on first official trip abroad

DR Congo President Felix Tshisekedi meets his Angolan counterpart Joao Lourenco as part of his first trip abroad since being elected. IMAGES of the two leaders meeting

DRC President Tshisekedi attends memorial mass for his father

DR Congo President Felix Tshisekedi attends a mass to commemorate the second anniversary of the death of his father, Etienne Tshisekedi. IMAGES of the mass

New DR Congo president feels unwell during inauguration

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