Bali zoo names newborn baby giraffe ‘Corona’ | AFP

A zoo in the Indonesian holiday island of Bali has named a baby giraffe Corona in honour of her birth during the global pandemic. The calf was born on April 9 to mother Sophie and father Matadi, joining two other siblings at Bali Safari Park on the Indonesian holiday island. Bali Safari Park has been closed to visitors since late March as part of efforts to stem the spread of coronavirus infections.

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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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Low-quality infrastrcuture a key issue as DRC election nears

Linking the port of Matadi with the capital of Kinshasa, a 350 kilometre road runs through the southwest of the Democratic Republic of Congo. It’s a crucial route, but also plagued by danger – representative of the dire state of the country’s infrastructure more generally. Many politicians are hoping that promises for improvements to the country’s infrastructure will help win votes ahead of this month’s election.