Eye on Africa

€428 million pledged at donor conference for DR Congo

DR Congo's government chooses not to attend an international conference in Geneva aimed at raising millions of dollars for the country. The UN says the situation in DR Congo is catastrophic; for Kinshasa, that's an exaggeration. Also, Uganda is "positively considering" a request by Israel to take in 500 Eritrean and Sudanese migrants. And hundreds of people line the streets of Soweto to see the funeral procession of South Africa's veteran anti-apartheid icon Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.