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Democratic Republic of Congo

Photo: Axel Fassio/CIFOR, Village near Yangambi

The Democratic Republic of Congo borders the Central African Republic and South Sudan to the north; Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi in the east; Zambia and Angola to the south; the Republic of the Congo, the Angolan exclave of Cabinda, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west; and is separated from Tanzania by Lake Tanganyika in the east.

Spotlight

Virunga National Park

Headlines
Surviving the pop apocalypse: A lesson from Congolese pop music
Rumba in the jungle – Economist
Congo’s giraffes being hunted into extinction — for their meat

Soundcloud
http://www.pri.org/stories/2016-09-28/surviving-pop-apocalypse-lesson-congolese-pop-music
https://soundcloud.com/afropop-worldwide/congolese-rumba-surviving-the-pop-apocalypse

Remembering Papa Wemba
http://www.afropop.org/28802/adieu-papa-wemba
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-people-wemba-idUSKCN0XV2B2
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/26/fashion/papa-wembas-influential-fashion-style.html
https://theconversation.com/papa-wemba-strong-but-ambiguous-bonds-with-his-motherland-58800
http://allafrica.com/stories/201605070213.html
http://www.npr.org/sections/therecord/2016/04/25/475583946/remembering-african-singer-and-style-icon-papa-wemba
[DOCUMENTAIRE] Papa Wemba : Chance Eloko Pamba

Recommended Listening
Our neighbour, the Nyiragongo volcano – The active Nyiragongo volcano dominates the city of Goma, in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The volcano’s smoke haze covers the city, except at dawn, when the clouds lift and a plume of smoke from the crater glows pink.

Tourism
http://www.odzala-kokoua.com

Baka
20shots.com/baka-of-central-africa/
Baka_people_(Congo_and_South_Sudan)

Afropop

News
congoplanet.com

YouTube

Wikipedia
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Goma
Mount Nyiragongo
Ebola River

Planeta.com

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