DR Congo Players Abandon Anthem …To Show Solidarity


Players of DR Congo opted to make a show of solidarity instead of singing their national anthem ahead of Wednesday’s Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) semifinal against Ivory Coast in Abidjan.

Their country is affected by domestic instability and political strife after contested elections at the end of 2023, with the government now also contending with an armed insurgency by rebel group M23 in the east of the country.