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  • 50:48 Blood Coltan

    Blood Coltan

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    The West’s demand for Coltan, used in mobile phones and computers, is funding the killings in Congo. Under the close watch of rebel militias, children as young as ten work the mines hunting for this black gold. ‘Blood Coltan’ exposes the

  • 08:35 Operation Smile Initiative In Africa

    Operation Smile Initiative In Africa

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    Two billion people in the world lack access to basic surgical care and every 3 minutes a child is born with a cleft lip or palate. Operation Smile, will tomorrow depart to Malawi for a surgical mission. It follows their successful mega mission trip to the

  • 45:01 MI6 and the death of Patrice Lumumba

    MI6 and the death of Patrice Lumumba

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    Congo's first elected prime minister was Patrice Lumumba who was immediately faced with a breakdown of order. There was an army revolt while secessionist groups from the mineral-rich province of Katanga made their move and Belgian paratroopers returned, s

  • 00:56 Congo Creates Francophone Africa's First Mobile Phones

    Congo Creates Francophone Africa's First Mobile Phones

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    When Vérone Mankou hit a few snags in his quest to build a low-cost laptop, he did not give up. Instead he simply transformed his project and now is the proud creator of the first mobile phones "designed and assembled" in Francophone Africa.

  • 26:25 Crisis in the Congo: Uncovering the Truth

    Crisis in the Congo: Uncovering the Truth

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    Crisis in the Congo: Uncovering The Truth explores the role that the United States allies, Rwanda and Uganda, have played in triggering the greatest humanitarian crisis at the dawn of the 21st century. Millions of Congolese have lost their lives in a conf

  • 00:52 Protests Over Proposed Change To Election Law

    Protests Over Proposed Change To Election Law

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    Demonstrators took to the streets of Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, on Tuesday to protest against a proposed change to an electoral law that requires a census before presidential elections scheduled for 2016. Critics say the mo

  • 01:43 People React To News Of Lubanga's Sentence At The ICC

    People React To News Of Lubanga's Sentence At The ICC

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    The news that the International Criminal Court sentenced a Congolese warlord to 14 years in jail for using child soldiers on Tuesday was welcomed by many in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Thomas Lubanga was found guilty in March of recruiting, kidnappi

  • 02:02 Will The UN Troops Help Subdue The Islamist Rebels In DR Congo?

    Will The UN Troops Help Subdue The Islamist Rebels In DR Congo?

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    Military operations are underway against Islamist rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo. They are accused of killing hundreds of people in the east of the country in recent months. The United Nations fears they are just getting started. CCTV's Clemen

  • 02:40 Beni Residents Recount Moments Of  Attack By Islamist Rebels

    Beni Residents Recount Moments Of Attack By Islamist Rebels

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    Islamist rebels have killed hundreds of people in recent months in the north-east of DR Congo. Beni has repeatedly been a target for their attacks. Troops are trying to secure the region. Residents live in constant fear for their lives. CCTV's Clementine

  • 02:26 Solar Energy Business Booming In Eastern DR Congo

    Solar Energy Business Booming In Eastern DR Congo

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    With a very small percentage of the population in eastern DR Congo connected to the electricity grid, residents are increasingly turning to the sun's rays to meet their energy needs. In Goma, solar panel sales have skyrocketed. Clementine Logan reports

  • 02:37 DR Congo Entrepreneur's Antique Furniture Gets World Acclaim

    DR Congo Entrepreneur's Antique Furniture Gets World Acclaim

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    With Democratic Republic of Congo's wealth of forest cover, a small-scale entrepreneur Papa Komanda has carved out a niche for himself in growing the country's furniture industry, by making high-end furniture and exporting to Europe and neighbouring count

  • 02:38 DR Congo: Gov't Launches Programme To Rehabilitate Child Soldiers

    DR Congo: Gov't Launches Programme To Rehabilitate Child Soldiers

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    After decades of war, the Democratic Republic of Congo has pledged to help former child combatants, caught up in the violence, rebuild their lives. In June, the government launched a training programme for perpetrators and victims of violence, which they

  • 06:55 Dr Congo: Beni Residents Continue To Leave In Fear

    Dr Congo: Beni Residents Continue To Leave In Fear

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    Islamist rebels have killed hundreds of people in recent months in the north-east of the Democratic Republic of Congo.One town, Beni, has repeatedly been a target for their attacks.Troops are trying to secure the region. But residents live in constant fea

  • 04:11 DRC: Ethnic Militias Attack Civilians In Katanga

    DRC: Ethnic Militias Attack Civilians In Katanga

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    Kinshasa: The widespread killing and displacement of civilians by ethnic militia in northern Katanga, in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, shows the urgent need for the government to protect civilians, Human Rights Watch said today. The governmen

  • 09:35 Protecting Gorillas And More In Congo's Virunga National Park

    Protecting Gorillas And More In Congo's Virunga National Park

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    Virunga's rangers work to protect this national park and UNESCO World Heritage site in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo from threats such as rebel militias, poachers, the charcoal trade, and, over the last two years, a high-stakes proposal to begin ex

  • 01:52 Brazzaville In Race Against Time To Host All-Africa Games

    Brazzaville In Race Against Time To Host All-Africa Games

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    Friday marks exactly three weeks until the start of the 11th edition of the All-Africa Games to be held in the Republic of Congo capital, Brazzaville. Organizers and local authorities have been running against time to ensure that the city is ready to host

  • 00:51 More Than 300 Dead, 20,000 Infected By Measles Outbreak In Congo

    More Than 300 Dead, 20,000 Infected By Measles Outbreak In Congo

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    According to a United Nations report on August 12th, a measles outbreak spreading across the Katanga province in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed more than 300 people

  • 01:17 Thomas Lubanga Wants To Research Ethnic Violence

    Thomas Lubanga Wants To Research Ethnic Violence

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    Congolese militia leader Thomas Lubanga is seeking to be freed early from jail. He was sentenced to 14 years for using child soldiers and raping girls but now he's eligible for release. And he says he should be allowed out, to research the causes of ethni

  • 02:00 Congo Pygmies Fight For Their Rights

    Congo Pygmies Fight For Their Rights

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    Pigmies in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been demanding protection against discrimination. They accuse some communities of marginalisation. Susan Mwongeli reports

  • 01:36 Paris Showcase Aims At Changing Perceptions About DR Congo

    Paris Showcase Aims At Changing Perceptions About DR Congo

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    An exhibition dubbed Beautiful Congo is being held in Paris. The exhibition seeks to help change perceptions about DR Congo, through the use of art and culture. And as Leslie Mirungu reports, positive reviews have already been received from those who have

  • 03:53 Congo's President Seeks To Change Consitituion For 3rd Term

    Congo's President Seeks To Change Consitituion For 3rd Term

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    We were joined by analyst Tom Maliti for a little more perspective on President Nguesso's proposed referendum to change the constitution.

  • 02:26 Democratic Republic of Congo's Richest Province Wants To Separate From State

    Democratic Republic of Congo's Richest Province Wants To Separate From State

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    Tense few months are ahead for the southern province of Katanga, DR Congo. Katanga is home to much of the country's mineral wealth but many residents say Katanga is falling behind. The issue's likely to heat up as the country heads towards elections next

  • 01:34 Political Tensions In DRC Continue To Run High Ahead Of 2016 Elections

    Political Tensions In DRC Continue To Run High Ahead Of 2016 Elections

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    The top U.N. diplomat in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is urging the government to take all necessary measures to ensure national elections happen on time, are transparent, credible and inclusive. Giving his final briefing before the Council Martin

  • 01:17 Denis Mukwege On Sexual Violence

    Denis Mukwege On Sexual Violence

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    Dr. Denis Mukwege describes the horrific warcrimes and sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and how the media react to it.

  • 01:17 New Airline Launched In DRC

    New Airline Launched In DRC

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    A new airline has been launched in the Democtratic Republic of Congo. The new operator which comes as the country's sector is serviced by blacklisted firms, launched on Friday and says it hopes to revolutionize the country's aviation sector.

  • 02:06 UN Warns Political Tensions Are Running High In DRC

    UN Warns Political Tensions Are Running High In DRC

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    The United Nations is concerned by the ongoing political tensions in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as the 2016 elections approach. A top United Nations official in the country says he is unable to determine whether the progress attained is sustainable

  • 00:42 Violence Disrupts Kinsasha Derby

    Violence Disrupts Kinsasha Derby

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    Kinsasha derby was cancelled after violence erupted, many people have been reported injured.

  • 00:56 Poachers Kill 4 Men Trying To Protect Elephants

    Poachers Kill 4 Men Trying To Protect Elephants

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    Poachers in the Democratic Republic of Congo killed four members of an anti-poaching unit in Garamba National Park

  • 01:52 Traditional Music Instrument Gradually Replacing The Guitar In DRC

    Traditional Music Instrument Gradually Replacing The Guitar In DRC

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    In Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Kinshasa, Sanza, a traditional percussion musical instrument, once used in the Congolese folklore, has begun making its way into modern music. And as CCTV's Kathryn Ogunde reports, it could gradually be edging out

  • 01:32 Graduates In Kinshasa Struggle To Find Jobs, Engage In Scrabble

    Graduates In Kinshasa Struggle To Find Jobs, Engage In Scrabble

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    Many African countries are grappling with unemployment among the youth, mainly due to struggling economies. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, unemployed university graduates, still hoping for a decent job, have taken up playing scrabble, as a means to

  • 01:50 DR Congo: Traditional Music Instrument Gradually Replacing The Guitar

    DR Congo: Traditional Music Instrument Gradually Replacing The Guitar

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    In Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Kinshasa, Sanza, a traditional percussion musical instrument, once used in Congolese folklore, has began making its way into modern music. And as CCTV's Kathryn Ogunde reports, it could gradually be edging out the

  • 01:56 'Rumba King' Papa Wemba Posthumously Decorated In DR Congo

    'Rumba King' Papa Wemba Posthumously Decorated In DR Congo

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    The Democratic Republic of Congo's rumba king Papa Wemba has been post-humously awarded one of his country's highest honours. DR Congo president Joseph Kabila delivered a tribute to the singer and awarded him a grand officer award, for quote the "loyal an

  • 00:32 DR Congo Government To Slash Spending Due To Low Commodity Prices

    DR Congo Government To Slash Spending Due To Low Commodity Prices

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    The Democratic Republic of Congo's government is proposing slashing its 2016 budget by 22%. This is because of low global commodity prices that have led to suspension of some mining activities and closure of some businesses. Congo is Africa's leading copp

  • 02:49 Congolese Remember Fight Pitting Ali And Foreman In Kinshasa

    Congolese Remember Fight Pitting Ali And Foreman In Kinshasa

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    One of the biggest highlights of Muhammad Ali's boxing career was a fight right here in Africa, dubbed the Rumble in the Jungle. Considered an historic fight, the bout took place at the 20th of May stadium on the night of October 29th, 1974 in the now DR

  • 01:48 Overfishing In The Congo River Threatens Food Security

    Overfishing In The Congo River Threatens Food Security

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    With hundreds of millions of people worldwide dependent on fishing for their livelihoods, the depletion of fisheries is a major concern in developing countries. In the Congo River, harvests have dwindled due to over-fishing and environmental degradation.

  • 01:11 Thousands Rally In Support Of President Kabila

    Thousands Rally In Support Of President Kabila

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    Tens of thousands of people rallied in support of President Joseph Kabila in the capital Kinshasa, DRC. They were demanding that he be allowed to stay in power beyond the end of his second mandate. Political tensions are high in the country as the opposit

  • 01:20 DRC Prime Minister Condemns Killings In Beni

    DRC Prime Minister Condemns Killings In Beni

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    Democratic Republic of Congo Prime Minister Augustin Matata Ponyo has condemned the hacking to death of several dozen people in Beni as an act of terrorism. Local authorities say 42 people lost their lives in Saturday night's mass killing. Civil society g

  • 02:17 Congo Entrepreneurs Revolutionize Customer Care

    Congo Entrepreneurs Revolutionize Customer Care

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    Entrepreneurs in Congo are trying to revolutionize customer care in the country and have opened a call center. The country's first ever independent call center has attracted big clients like Samsung and telecoms giant, Tigo so far. Uche Okoronkwo reports

  • 02:13 Project In DRC Turns Waste Into Fuel

    Project In DRC Turns Waste Into Fuel

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    In the last few years, huge swathes of forest land in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been destroyed for valuable charcoal. In a move to combat deforestation from the charcoal trade, conservationists and Congolese authorities have started promoting

  • 01:23 Teaching Entrepreneurial Skills In The City Of Lubumbashi

    Teaching Entrepreneurial Skills In The City Of Lubumbashi

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    A project that seeks to help youth develop their skills in readiness for employment and entrepreneurship has seen many people in the DRC's southern Katanga province find new ways to earn an income. Majority of Congo's population is under 25 with most livi

  • 02:20 Prices Of Basic Commodities Soar On Weaker Currency In DRC

    Prices Of Basic Commodities Soar On Weaker Currency In DRC

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    Residents of the DRC capital Kinshasa say they're struggling to cope with inflation, as a weakening Congolese franc has led to higher prices of food and other basic commodities. Analysts say the Congolese franc has lost more than 6 per cent of its value a

  • 00:36 UN Warns That DRC Is At Extreme Risk Of Widespread Violence

    UN Warns That DRC Is At Extreme Risk Of Widespread Violence

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    The United Nations Security Council has warned that the Democratic Republic of Congo is at risk of descending into violence. According to UN envoy Maman Sidikou, all parties in the political impasse appear willing to use extreme measures as a means to an

  • 00:27 UN Rights Group Alleges DR Congo Security Services Committed Abuses

    UN Rights Group Alleges DR Congo Security Services Committed Abuses

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    The United Nations has, meanwhile, again raised concerns over recent violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The UN Joint Human Rights Office in Congo says the country's state security services are responsible for most of the deaths in last month's

  • 01:43 UN Security Council Wants Elections Held As Soon As Possible In DRC

    UN Security Council Wants Elections Held As Soon As Possible In DRC

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    Wu Haitao's comments came as the UN Security Council has held a briefing on its peacekeeping mission in the DRC. The UN is calling on the government to hold elections as soon as possible -- sooner than the suggested April 2018. Here is Liling Tan with mor

  • 00:35 China Urges DRC's Main Opposition To Join Negotiations With Government

    China Urges DRC's Main Opposition To Join Negotiations With Government

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    China has called on the main opposition in the Democratic Republic of Congo to join negotiations with President Joseph Kabila to help ease tensions. According to China's deputy representative to the United Nations, Wu Haitao, President Kabila is committed

  • 00:45 Kabila, Opposition To Hold First Talks Following Landmark Deal

    Kabila, Opposition To Hold First Talks Following Landmark Deal

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    Opposing sides in DRC are to hold their first talks on implementing a landmark deal on the the country's political future. The hard-fought New Year's Eve agreement aims at defusing the current dispute over the future of President Joseph Kabila. According

  • 01:01 Former Kabila Ally Moise Katumbi Set To Run For President

    Former Kabila Ally Moise Katumbi Set To Run For President

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    One of Joseph Kabila's former allies has announced he will run for the presidency. Moise Katumbi released a statement in Belgium, late on Tuesday, finally confirming he wants the top job. From Brussels, Elena Casas has more

  • 09:19 DR Congo's Opposition Etienne Tshisekedi Dies In Brussels, Aged 84

    DR Congo's Opposition Etienne Tshisekedi Dies In Brussels, Aged 84

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    Democratic Republic of Congo's main opposition leader has died in Brussels, aged 84. Etienne Tshisekedi was set to take a top post in the transitional government -- under a deal that would see President Joseph Kabila step down next year. Tshisekedi's part

  • 01:30 Police Kill At Least Four In Raid On Separatist Cult

    Police Kill At Least Four In Raid On Separatist Cult

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    Police in the Democratic Republic of Congo have raided a separatist group in the capital Kinshasa, killing at least four people. Dozens of armed police stormed the home of Ne Muanda Nsemi, a member of parliament and leader of the Bundu dia Kongo, a religi