The bad news this week is that the Konono N°1 European tour has been hit by the visa blues. The group was due to fly to Europe via Switzerland but two members were refused as they didn’t have the requisite Schengen visas. These had been requested at the German embassy in Kinshasa but were not forthcoming. Why? “No comment,” from the consulate. Konono N° 1 has been touring for about three years, and had all the requisite paperwork.
Dates in France, Ireland and Slovakia are sill going ahead, apparently. But it would be wise to check your local press if you bought tickets.