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  • Congo election violence kills five as voters go to the polls

    Chaos and violence mar elections in Congo: At least five people were confirmed dead in violence as Democratic Republic of Congo held presidential and parliamentary elections, amid frustrations due to voting delays and chaos.
  • 'Opika Pende: Africa at 78 RPM' resurrects a continent's music

    Jonathan Ward's ‘Opika Pende' box set resurrects the world of early African music — with a history lesson in the mix. Jonathan Ward's music room in his second-floor Angeleno Heights walk-up is a tight, comfortable space with three walls full.....

    Torrents of civil war pound ravaged Congo

    The rains start in October in Katanga province, with huge drops that fall as they do only in the tropics, straight and hard, like a hail of ball bearings. Water pools. And then, restlessly, the runoff begins to move. It slides northward across an immense...

    City's 5 million reduced to mere survival

    The invalids line their wheelchairs along the edge of the pier, high above the Congo River's swirling, deadly currents, as if about to plunge in. But they are not suicidal. They are in a race. And they must solve an important puzzle: How can they board...

    Tabu Ley Rochereau dies at 73; musician brought Afro-pop worldwide

    Tabu Ley Rochereau dies at 73; musician brought Afro-pop worldwide
    Congolese superstar musician and songwriter Tabu Ley Rochereau, whose electrifying performances fused African and Latin rhythms into an irresistible blend, was greatly responsible in the 1970s for bringing Afro-pop to Europe and other parts of the world....