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AFRICA: The Republic of Congo starts a new after the lockdown

AFRICA
Since May 18 the Congolese population has been gradually returning to money making activities after 48 days at a standstill. The Republic of Congo government recently lifted a few lockdown measures initially put in place to fight the spread of the coronavirus. The resumption of public transport is great news for Pavel Samba who has been a taxi driver for the last 15 years. The easing of lockdown measures comes as a relief as he knows no other way to make a living. “This time was not easy. Its something you can never imagine can happen to you. It all happened so suddenly. I’m a tenant and I’m renting a house. Even during the lockdown, the landlord had sent me a message asking me to pay. I asked him to be patient and that I would come to regularise the amount once the lockdown w...
DRC: 40 ADF militia fighters captured

DRC: 40 ADF militia fighters captured

AFRICA
DR Congo troops have captured 40 fighters from a militia blamed for killing hundreds in massacres across the restive eastern part of the country, the UN mission MONUSCO said Wednesday. The Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) is the main militia force operating in eastern DR Congo and has been carrying out reprisal attacks on civilians in response to a crackdown by the military, known as FARDC. "A joint operation against ADF has allowed the FARDC to capture 40 fighters close to Makeke," Lieutenant-Colonel Claude Raoul Djehoungo, a MONUSCO spokesman said. The operation in the Beni region on February 9 came after at least seven civilians were killed in the latest suspected ADF massacre in the area. More than 300 people have been killed in ADF attacks in eastern DR Congo si...
CONGO: Congo trains stakeholders to tackle fake drug menace

CONGO: Congo trains stakeholders to tackle fake drug menace

AFRICA
Along the main streets of Brazzaville, or at the total market, several street drug stalls have been erected at the mercy of dust, bad weather and sunlight. This vendor, who sells street drugs is defending the practice. “First of all, they’re almost the same medicines. For me as a salesman, I can say that it cures like any other drug sold in a pharmacy or elsewhere. But, the preservation is what borders us because seeing these drugs exposed to the sun is a bit absurd”; Hermann Stephane Mabiala told our Congolese correspondent, Laudes Martial. To keep my life, my health, I prefer to buy them in pharmacies. Despite the obvious risks, consumers say these products are cheaper than those available in the pharmacies. “I prefer to buy on the street because they are expensive ...
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