Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Two men playing draughts on an abandoned train: Gosette Lubondo’s best photograph
‘Both of the people on this train in Kinshasa are me. I superimposed myself because I can’t afford models’

Interview by Kim Willsher

19, Jan, 2022 @3:16 PM

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As violence in the Congo escalates, thousands of displaced people are in effect held hostage | Vava Tampa
The UN has appealed for urgent support following attacks by militia groups on camps for internally displaced people. But money alone won’t solve the crisis

Vava Tampa

10, Jan, 2022 @2:33 PM

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‘They lost almost everything’: photographing the terror and joy of refugees in DRC
Alexis Huguet’s image of this twin girl, born as her mother fled into Congo, captures the fragility of life in the Central African Republic

Sarah Johnson

31, Dec, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Kinshasa Makambo review – gripping account of Congo’s fight for democracy
Courageous and absorbing film follows three young men in the resistance movement in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Phuong Le

27, Dec, 2021 @10:00 AM

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The world on screen: the best movies from Africa, Asia and Latin America
From a Somali love story to a deep dive into Congolese rumba, Guardian writers pick their favourite recent world cinema releases

Guardian writers

24, Dec, 2021 @3:00 PM

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‘Battery arms race’: how China has monopolised the electric vehicle industry
Chinese companies dominate mining, battery and manufacturing sectors, and amid human rights concerns, Europe and the US are struggling to keep pace

Pete Pattisson and Febriana Firdaus

25, Nov, 2021 @2:03 PM

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As millions face famine #CongoIsStarving is calling on Joe Biden to help | Vava Tampa
Only a UN tribunal, sponsored by the US president, can end the culture of impunity fuelling violence and poverty in the DRC

Vava Tampa

19, Nov, 2021 @12:40 PM

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Revealed: the places humanity must not destroy to avoid climate chaos
Tiny proportion of world’s land surface hosts carbon-rich forests and peatlands that would not recover before 2050 if lost

Damian Carrington Environment editor

18, Nov, 2021 @4:00 PM

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‘Like slave and master’: DRC miners toil for 30p an hour to fuel electric cars
Congolese workers describe a system of abuse, precarious employment and paltry wages – all to power the green vehicle revolution

Pete Pattisson in Kolwezi

08, Nov, 2021 @12:00 PM

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‘I can’t explain how I am still alive’: Dr Denis Mukwege on risking his life to save African women
The Nobel prize-winning gynaecologist counts Michaela Coel, Jill Biden and a small army of Congolese women among his fans. Yet he still won’t call himself a hero

Nesrine Malik

06, Nov, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Top 10 books about neocolonialism | Susan Williams
Decades of economic imperialism and conditional aid have inspired authors from Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o to Graham Greene to explore insidious western control

Susan Williams

28, Oct, 2021 @3:18 PM

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Congo Calling review – idealism and reality collide
Stephan Helpert’s doc highlights three white aid workers in DRC and asks who really benefits from their presence

Phuong Le

25, Oct, 2021 @3:00 PM

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