[Today in History] February 16th

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CONGO

1992 – “La marche pacifique des chrétiens” (The pacific march of the Christians), dozens of thousands of people requesting the National Conference to resume, is repressed in blood. The government sends the army and dozens of people are killed.

[Today in History] February 15th

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CONGO

1970 – Nationalists disrupt UN session on Congo
1978 – Zaire revises constitution

[Today in History] February 13th

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CONGO

1651 – Flemish missionary Joris van Geel departs to Congo

DEATHS

2014 – Jean Baptiste Emeneya Mubiala Kwamambu aka King Kester Emeneya dies at age 57 in Paris, France

“Kanguluba” by Kadiyoyo

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Congo’s main opposition leader, Etienne Tshisekedi, dies at 84 — The Crusader Journal

By Aaron Ross KINSHASA (Reuters) – Democratic Republic of Congo’s veteran opposition leader, Etienne Tshisekedi, has died in Brussels aged 84, his party said on Wednesday. Tshisekedi stood up to Mobutu Sese Seko, who ruled the country then known as Zaire, for more than three decades before Mobutu was overthrown by Rwanda, Uganda and other […]

via Congo’s main opposition leader, Etienne Tshisekedi, dies at 84 — The Crusader Journal

DR Congo’s path to peaceful democratic transition just got narrower — Quartz

Kinshasa, DR Congo On the evening of Feb. 1, Etienne Tshisekedi died in hospital in Brussels, leaving behind a gaping hole in the façade of the Congolese opposition. Tshisekedi’s passing has opened vacancies for the presidencies of both the Democratic Republic of Congo’s largest and oldest opposition party and the Rassemblement, a political coalition united around […]

via DR Congo’s path to peaceful democratic transition just got narrower — Quartz

Congo-Kinshasa: Opposition Leader Tshisekedi Dies At 84 — The New Day

Longtime opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi has died in Brussels, after traveling there last week for a medical check-up. In Kinshasha, police used tear gas on his supporters who had gathered to mourn their hero. Tshisekedi was a crusading voice for political pluralism and democracy in Congo, whose politics since independence in 1960 from Belgium has […]

via Congo-Kinshasa: Opposition Leader Tshisekedi Dies At 84 — The New Day

URGENT!! ETIENNE TSHISEKEDI EST MORT L’ACCORD DOIT ETRE REDISCUTER — JOURNALISTE PATRIOTE

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CAN 2017 – RDC 1 – 2 Ghana

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CAN 2017 – Togo 1 – 3 RDC

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Congo is qualified for 2nd round!