A tiny bat the size of a human thumb has become the first to be recorded crossing the North Sea from Britain to mainland Europe – before meeting an untimely end in the Netherlands.
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Tabu Ley Rochereau: Singer and songwriter who championed Congolese rumba then went on to serve as a cabinet minister
Thursday 16 January 2014
In a career spanning half a century, Tabu Ley Rochereau did as much as, or more than, any other musician to popularise rumba Congolaise ("Congolese rumba"), expanding its format and stylistic palette by fusing it with other forms of popular music, enriching its arrangements and broadening the scope of its lyrics.
Saturday 11 January 2014
First 800 will be airlifted from the makeshift Bangui camp to the Chadian capital N’Djamena later today
Monday 30 December 2013
Congolese soldiers have repulsed attacks on the airport, a barracks and the state television headquarters in Kinshasa – killing 40 of the 70 assailants, who were believed to be followers of religious leader Paul Joseph Mukungubila, officials said.
Monday 30 December 2013
Elephant poachers are using firearms left over from Mozambique’s civil war to slaughter elephants in neighbouring Tanzania
Saturday 21 December 2013
A cogent study that follows the trail of lethal cargos that created our nuclear age
Tuesday 19 November 2013
Without large changes in Democratic Republic of Congo global average total tax rate would have increased
Friday 15 November 2013
The head of a Congo hospital offering surgery to survivors of sexual assault has come to London
Tuesday 05 November 2013
The Democratic Republic of Congo’s M23 rebel group has declared an end to its 20-month insurgency and said it was ready to pursue a political solution after the army captured its last two strongholds.
Saturday 12 October 2013
Helicopter came under fire as it flew over the M23 stronghold of Rumangabo
Friday 11 October 2013
If you go to the cinema this weekend and see a race-against-time tale about saving a lush natural paradise from the rapacious greed of an oil-drilling company, you could be forgiven for thinking you’ve stumbled into an advance showing of the Avatar sequel.
Thursday 03 October 2013
New website Kisua puts African design talent centre stage, says Rebecca Gonsalves
Monday 23 September 2013
“The 11-month gap between fights robbed me of the title. I know it did”
Sunday 15 September 2013
Fairphone’s maker uses minerals from ‘conflict-free’ mines and looks after its workers. It will be on show in London this week
Sunday 08 September 2013
With the advent of each season comes a host of new brands, Rebecca Gonsalves highlights some of the best
Friday 30 August 2013
M23 group declares unilateral ceasefire ‘to give peace a chance’ after week of fighting
Children's bookseller wins The Independent's new author search
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Jose Manuel Barroso warns David Cameron against making 'historic mistake' over immigration reforms
Worst Airports of 2014: Poll names Islamabad airport in Pakistan worst in the world
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