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Papa Wemba Is Buried in Kinshasa

Radio Okapi - May 4, 2016

Funeral mass for Papa Wemba in KinshasaPapa Wemba was buried on Wednesday in Kinshasa, after three days of official mourning period. His remains will be moved in the coming days to a mausoleum being built in his honor, the governor of Kinshasa, Andre Kimbuta, announced during a funeral mass at the Notre Dame of Congo Cathedral.
Papa Wemba Awarded Highest National Honor as Thousands Pay Tribute

Radio Okapi - May 2, 2016

Joseph Kabila during the ceremony honoring Papa WembaPresident Joseph Kabila has posthumously awarded Papa Wemba the title of Grand Officer of the National Order. “We elevate you posthumously to the rank of Grand Officer of the National Order of the Kabila-Lumumba national heroes for your merits, and your loyal and distinguished services to the Congolese nation,” Joseph Kabila said during an official ceremony honoring Papa Wemba on Monday.
Iconic Congolese Musician Papa Wemba Dies at 66

Radio Okapi - April 24, 2016

Papa WembaIconic Congolese musician Papa Wemba died on Sunday in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, where he was performing at the Urban Music Festival of Anoumabo (Femua). He collapsed on stage, his spokesman Henry Noel Mbuta Vokia told Radio Okapi. Papa Wemba, born Jules Shungu Wembadio is one of the greatest icons of Congolese music.
Tshisekedi's Mental Health Called into Question after Incoherent Statements

Congo News Agency - November 8, 2011

Etienne TshisekediGovernment spokesman Lambert Mende called into question the mental health of veteran opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi on Monday, a day after the main challenger to President Joseph Kabila in the November 28 presidential election made incoherent and incendiary statements during an interview.
Mandela joins stars at London gig

BBC News - June 27, 2008

Nelson MandelaNelson Mandela joined music stars on stage at a concert in London's Hyde Park to celebrate his 90th birthday. As well as marking the former South African president's personal milestone, the concert raised funds for Mr Mandela's HIV/Aids charity 46664.
Mandela concert line-up unveiled

BBC News - May 6, 2008

Nelson MandelaQueen, Leona Lewis, Annie Lennox and the Soweto Gospel Choir are among the acts that will appear at a concert for Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday in June. The former South African president will travel to London for the 27 June event, which will also feature Dame Shirley Bassey, Simple Minds and Razorlight.
Police arrest 337 over Kinshasa clashes

IRIN - November 13, 2006

KinshasaPolice in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), have arrested 337 people, including 87 children, over violence that rocked the city on Saturday, Interior Minister Denis Kalume said on Monday.



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