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Congolese Rumba Music

Rumba Museum opens in Kinshasa

Following the death of the musician Papa Wemba, the Congolese government decided to purchase his main residence in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, and transform it into a museum celebrating Congolese rumba.  Papa Wemba  Papa Wemba’s career began when he joined the music group Zaiko Langa

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Is Internet Access A Human Right?

(Listen to this article on the Sky Alpha Breakfast Show) WHY IS INTERNET ACCESS IMPORTANT? Access to the internet is crucial today. Access to Wi-Fi networks and to a mobile internet connection aids education, business and information sharing nationally and globally. In today’s world, it is almost essential to be

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The DR of Congo’s Controversial Election

On the 31st December 2018, the Democratic Republic of the Congo went to the polls to decide their next president. President Joseph Kabila did not seek re-election. Kabila had been in the role for the previous 18 years after the death of his father. Félix Tshisekedi won the election, resulting

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