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The Lion Has Seven Heads review – a fierce revolutionary leftist bad dream from 1970
With its white-robed preacher striding through Congo-Brazzaville, this denunciation of imperialism from Brazilian director Glauber Rocha is very much of its time

Peter Bradshaw

20, Feb, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Lost and found: how a jungle trek led to first photo of fearless, fluffy-cheeked monkey
Bouvier’s red colobus monkey was ‘rediscovered’ after an expedition up river and through swamps in the Republic of the Congo

Graeme Green

08, Dec, 2022 @4:00 PM

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‘Carbon timebomb’: climate crisis threatens to destroy Congo peatlands
Vast carbon store may be close to point where it could flip from absorbing CO2 to releasing it, research shows

Damian Carrington Environment editor

02, Nov, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Françafrique is back: Macron’s visit to Cameroon signals Colonisation 2.0
The French president sees himself as a break from old colonial ways. But his visit to the despot Paul Biya tells a different story

Vava Tampa

26, Jul, 2022 @11:45 AM

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Growing numbers of young Africans want to move abroad, survey suggests
Covid, climate, stability and violence contributing to young people feeling pessimistic about future, survey of 15 countries suggests

Kaamil Ahmed

13, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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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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Engineering the future: meet the Africa prize shortlist innovators
Turning invasive plants into a force for good and powering healthcare with solar – here are three of the 2022 nominees

Jo Griffin

27, Dec, 2021 @10:00 AM

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‘Gamechanging’ £10m environmental DNA project to map life in world’s rivers
eBioAtlas programme aims to identify fish, birds, amphibians and land animals in freshwater systems from the Ganges to the Mekong

Patrick Greenfield

16, Jun, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Sassou rules like an emperor while Congolese die from extreme poverty | Vava Tampa
The world has turned a blind eye to Denis Sassou Nguesso’s controversial re-election, which will extend his iron-fisted reign to more than 40 years

Vava Tampa

10, Apr, 2021 @6:15 AM

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‘Large-scale human rights violations’ taint Congo national park project
Conservation groups proposing a protected area in the river basin accused of ignoring the interests of the Baka people

John Vidal

26, Nov, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Plan to drain Congo peat bog for oil could release vast amount of carbon
Oil exploration in one of the greatest carbon sinks on the planet could release greenhouse gases equivalent to Japan’s annual emissions

Phoebe Weston

28, Feb, 2020 @2:00 PM

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Armed ecoguards funded by WWF 'beat up Congo tribespeople'
Exclusive: Inquiry into $21.4m conservation project reports ‘credible’ evidence of abuse

John Vidal

07, Feb, 2020 @5:27 PM

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