Al Jazeera: DRC president’s top aide gets 20-year jail term for corruption

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/06/drc-president-top-aide-20-year-jail-term-corruption-200620142844387.html Vital Kamerhe, President Tshisekedi’s chief of staff, found guilty of ‘diverting public funds worth 48.8m dollars’. The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s high court has found a top presidential aide guilty of embezzling public funds and sentenced him to 20 years in jail. Vital Kamerhe, President Felix Tshisekedi’s 61-year-old chief Read more…

Repost from The Independent: A nation’s colonial past is not just history – it resonates today. We forget that at our peril

https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/belgium-king-leopold-colonial-africa-congo-black-lives-matter-protests-a9565256.html?amp The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is the largest country in sub-Saharan Africa. It has vast reserves of copper, diamond and cobalt ore – one of the most sought after minerals in the world today – as well as being rich in flora and fauna. It is also one of the Read more…

Statue of slave trader Edward Colston pulled out of Bristol Harbour after it was torn down by protesters

https://youtu.be/-lAxa-Ld320https://youtu.be/cs36SAytfuE?t=175 It had been thrown in the water during a Black Lives Matter protest in Bristol. The statue of slave trader Edward Colston that was torn down by anti-racism protesters has been removed from Bristol Harbour. Bristol City Council shared the video of the statue being lifted from the water Read more…