The director of Democratic Republic of Congo's Virunga Park - Africa's oldest national park - survived an attack by unidentified gunmen while driving through the country's volatile eastern borderlands on Tuesday. Belgian prince, Emmanuel de Merode, one of Africa's leading conservationists, was shot four times on the road linking the park's headquarters in Rumangabo to Goma, the capital of North Kivu province. According to de Merode's colleagues, he was attacked around 4:30 pm local time and was evacuated to the Heal Africa hospital in Goma by the Congolese army. Doctors said the bullets missed vital organs and his life is not in danger. A team was standing by, ready to airlift him to the Kenyan capital, Nairobi for further treatment.
The ONE Campaign has brought together 22 of Africa’s most popular urban music stars in Johannesburg, including Nigeria’s D’banj, DR Congo’s Fally Ipupa, Mozambique’s Dama Do Bling, and South Africa’s DA L.E.S, as part of ONE’s new campaign: Do Agric, It Pays, aimed at pushing African leaders to adopt better policies that will help revolutionize and modernize African agriculture to make it more prosperous for both citizens and nations.
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