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...
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.
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.
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.
than 300 people have been killed in ADF attacks in eastern DR Congo
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 ...