• DR Congo: Ivorian reggae singer denied entry in airport

    Côte Ivorian reggae singer Tiken Jah Fakoly and his band were denied entry in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where they were due to perform at the Jazz Kif Festival on Sunday 21 June 2015. According to Reuters, a spokesman of the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo announced on 20 June 2015 that […]
  • DR Congo: Censorship commission’s music ban leads to arrest

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## République Démocratique du Congo:Censorship commission’s music ban leads to arrest A tv programme director was arrested for having broadcasted an allegedly ‘immoral’ music video with the Congolese band Zaïko Langa Langa This was reported by Journalist in Danger (Journaliste En Danger, JED) in Kinshasa. Junior Kudur Kasongo was arrested on Tuesday 30 August […]
  • DR Congo: Political songs banned during election

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## D. R. Congo:Political songs banned during election Congo’s High Media Authority has banned a number of songs and jingles in an attempt to preserve calm in the run-up to the election of the next president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Reuters’ Alistair Thomson reports from Kinshasa Candidates to become the next president of the Democratic […]
  • DR Congo: Ban on rap music

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Ban on rap music in D.R. CongoIn June 2004, the Committee of Censorship in the Democratic Republic of Congo censored all Congolese rap groups and foreign music. This decision was taken by the Attorney General of the Republic. The reason given for banning rap is that it is ‘obscene and violent, and causes […]
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