Sunday, 23 January, 2022
TopicDemocratic Republic Congo

Topic: Democratic Republic Congo

Congo national’s death in Bengaluru police custody triggers row, 5 held as protest turns violent

Police have identified the deceased as Joel Shindani Malu, who also went by the alias Joan, describing him as a 'drug peddler' who was caught red-handed late Sunday night.

Covid-19 pandemic: Vaccine ‘farce’ hits Australia, shots to be mandatory in Cambodia

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.

Laptops to phones, Cobalt demand is booming. Congolese miners need more protection

The Katanga region in Congo is home to more than half of the world’s cobalt resources. And more than 2 million Congolese miners depend on it for income.

Fact-checking site in Congo releases sign language videos for people with hearing problems

Congo Check has launched these videos so that the deaf and hard of hearing also have access to real information, especially during the Covid pandemic.

Congo was already battling four epidemics when Covid-19 struck

UNICEF says coronavirus will most likely divert Democratic Republic of Congo's available national health capacity and resources from other killer diseases.

‘Mad Mike’ Hoare, the Kolkata-born Irish mercenary who hijacked an Air India plane in 1981

Michael Hoare, who died Tuesday in Durban, gained notoriety as a mercenary — world’s second-oldest profession.

Donald Trump calls off House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s ‘public relations event’ citing shutdown

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn faces heat over second referendum option and African Union urges DR Congo to suspend final results of presidential elections. Donald...

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File photo of students protesting against the reservation in Bandra | Representational image | ANI Photo

Indian drawing room talk on ‘merit’ stands demolished by Supreme Court NEET ruling

Supreme Court's explanation on the constitutional validity of OBC quota in NEET rejects commonly held views of dominant castes who are blind to India's social realities.
A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin alongside US dollars | Photo: Dan Kitwood | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.

Defence

German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach | Twitter: @chiefdeunavy

China ‘not that nice country’, giving money to dictators & killers: German Navy chief in India

Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach later issued a clarification, saying comments were his 'personal view' and not German defence ministry's, and expressing them was a 'mistake'.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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