- Jul 10, 2020
A new bill to reform the judiciary in the Democratic Republic of the Congo could violate the country’s 2006 constitution, according the country’s bishops.
As Congo celebrated 60 years of independence from Belgium, Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo of Kinshasa said the “great dreams” of the people had been shuttered by successive regimes.
Congo marked the Easter holiday by bracing to battle both COVID-19 and a continuing outbreak of Ebola, after a second death from that disease was announced in eastern Congo Sunday.
The Ebola strain that broke out in August 2018 could offer lessons on how to deal with a COVID-19 outbreak, which, to date, has killed 13 people in the DRC and recorded 134 cases.
Caritas Ghana has put in place a nine-month emergency response plan with the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference to ensure that the poor and vulnerable receive critical and basic services in the two archdioceses most affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.
A new movie screened March 8 at the D.C. Independent Film Festival in Washington, “Sema” — Swahili for “Speak Out” — illustrates the scope of the issue of rape culture in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.