- Jul 9, 2020
During colonial times thousands of biracial children known as “métis” were taken away and raised in Belgian institutions as the colonial power promoted a strict separation of white and Black people and systematically tried to prevent interracial unions.
Five mixed-race women born in Congo when the country was under Belgian rule who were taken away from their Black mothers have filed a lawsuit for crimes against humanity targeting the Belgian state.
As Congo battles the COVID-19 pandemic, a new Ebola outbreak has resurfaced in the northwest, just as authorities were prepared to declare the end of Ebola in three eastern provinces.
A retired bishop in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has become the first African bishop to die from COVID-19.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread in Congo, the country’s Catholic bishops are insisting on measures to also fight Ebola, the deadly epidemic that has made a surprise return.
Congo’s Catholic Church have condemned the “illicit enrichment” by officials of the new government of President Felix Tshisekedi.