Overcrowding in DR Congo prisons poses Covid-19 threat

In a mid-April report, the NGO Human Rights Watch cited UN statistics according to which the main prisons in the Democratic Republic of Congo have a capacity of 432%, Makala prison in the capital of the country, Kinshasa, at 461%. While media access to Kinshasa prisons is denied, FRANCE 24 obtained amateur footage of detainees from Makala and spoke with an NGO and a Congolese official about the potential for a major health crisis in Covid-19.