The Leopards of DR Congo claimed the final spot in the qualifiers for the Orange Africa Cup of Nations Equatorial Guinea 2015. The Congolese went through as the best third place team from all the seven groups. The 1968 and 1974 champions sealed their place after Egypt were beaten 2-1 by North African rivals, Tunisia in the Group G clash in Monastir.
The four-year-long trial of former Congolese Vice-President Jean-Pierre Bemba is finally wrapping up in The Hague. But the story is not over. ICC judges want another trial, this time targeting both Bemba and his legal team for allegedly tampering with justice.
A one-all draw in the second leg was all Algerian side ES Setif needed to claim the 2014 Orange CFA Champions League title. Setif were held to 1-1 draw by DR Congo outfit AS Vita in the decisive encounter held at the Mustapha Tchaker Stadium in Blida, near Algiers, but went on to annex the title on away goals after a 3-3 tie.
Algerian side Entente Setif secured a precious draw away at a packed Tata Raphael Stadium in Kinshasa where the home side had to come from behind two times to keep alive their interest in the 50th edition of the Orange Champions League.
Denis Mukwege is the laureate of the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought 2014. The 59-year-old gynaecologist founded the Panzi Hospital in Bukavu in 1998, when a war took place in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where today he still treats victims of sexual violence who have sustained serious injuries.