The high costs of education creates problems, with poorer pupils forced to drop out.
Hubert Ilunga, an 18-year-old from Lubumbashi, wishes that he could have stayed in school. Instead, he dropped out of the education system when he was just seven and is now forced to work 12-hour days as a conductor on a bus for very little money. Continue reading Education System Failing Congolese Children→
Johannesburg, 28 October 2010 (IRIN) – Angola’s “very violent” expulsion of about 200 Democratic Republic of Congo nationals from its territory this month is a sign of the increasing “bad blood” between the neighbours that analysts believe revolves around border demarcations and conflicting claims to resources, particularly oil. Continue reading ANGOLA-DRC: Expulsions mark rising tensions over resources→
The trial has started of eight officers charged with the murder of prominent human rights activist in the Democratic Republic of Congo. They are accused of killing Floribert Chebeya, head of the charity Voice of the Voiceless, in June. His body was found bound and gagged in the back of his car after being called to a meeting with police chief John Numbi, which did not take place. Continue reading DR Congo police on trial for killing Floribert Chebeya→