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Latest update : 2016-03-10

Football, politics and cash in DR Congo

France 24 journalists meet eyewitnesses (Observers) to discuss memorable events they have experienced. The programme brings to the airways the unique journalistic online project 'The Observers'.

The Democratic Republic of Congo is at the height of African football, a sport that unleashes passion, emotion and tension. But here, there’s even more at stake behind football rivalries, because politicians capitalize on club wins. As our Observers explain, scoring goals in DR Congo means winning people’s hearts, minds and votes.

By Julien PAIN

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