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Congo Mining Code Regulations Signed Into Law – Aides

Congo Mining Code Regulations Signed Into Law – Aides

Regulations to implement Congo’s new mining code have been signed into law with no changes, advisers to the prime minister told Reuters on Saturday, despite objections from mining firms that have been threatening legal action. Prime Minister Bruno Tshibala signed the regulations into law overnight, his adviser Patrick Mutombo Buzangu told Reuters by telephone, but […]

USAID Commits Additional U.S.$7 Million To Combat Ebola

USAID Commits Additional U.S.$7 Million To Combat Ebola

Today, the United States announced that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is contributing up to $7 million at this stage to combat the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) at this stage.   This additional funding, combined with the $1 million USAID committed last week, will provide a total of […]

War In Congo – Political Unrest, Humanitarian Crisis

War In Congo – Political Unrest, Humanitarian Crisis

The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo is putting its own short-term interests over the well-being of the Congolese people. It is refusing to attend and encouraging others to stay home from today’s international conference in Geneva, a United Nations-led initiative to raise $1.7 billion for emergency assistance to over 13 million people in […]

Eight in Ten Congolese Disapprove Of President Kabila – Poll

Eight in Ten Congolese Disapprove Of President Kabila – Poll

Eight in ten Congolese have an unfavourable opinion of President Joseph Kabila – but nearly seven in ten don’t think the December vote to replace him will be fair, according to a published national poll. The survey, conducted last month by the Congo Research Group at New York University and Congolese polling firm BERCI, gives […]

UN Sounds Alarm On Humanitarian Crisis In Kasai,Congo

UN Sounds Alarm On Humanitarian Crisis In Kasai,Congo

An official from the United Nations’ World Food Program has issued a warning about the situation in the southwest of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where conflict has left 3.2 million people severely hungry. In the past year, about 1.4 million residents of Congo’s Kasai region have been displaced by violence that has killed more […]

Mad Scramble for Lithium Mines Stretches From Congo to Cornwall

Mad Scramble for Lithium Mines Stretches From Congo to Cornwall

For evidence of just how hot battery ingredient lithium is right now, look no further than Australia’s AVZ Minerals Ltd. A penny stock until a few months ago, the mining hopeful has surged about 1,500 percent this year. The proposition: recasting a remote, century-old tin mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo as a supplier […]

Kinshasa Named As Worst Megacity For Get-Ahead Women In Poll

Kinshasa Named As Worst Megacity For Get-Ahead Women In Poll

Poverty, mistrust in banks and a deepening economic crisis have turned the capital of Democratic Republic of Congo into the world’s worst megacity when it comes to economic opportunities for women, a poll found on Monday. The Thomson Reuters Foundation asked 380 experts on women’s issues in 19 megacities several questions, including if women in […]

Congo Elections Won’t Be Held Before April 2019

Congo Elections Won’t Be Held Before April 2019

Elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo that were due last year won’t be held before April 2019, the electoral commission said, a delay that undermines a pact President Joseph Kabila’s supporters made with his political opponents for him to step down this year. The commission said in a statement that it will need 504 […]

Feminist Icons Join Bid To Upend Congo’s Rape Capital Reputation

Feminist Icons Join Bid To Upend Congo’s Rape Capital Reputation

Leading feminist figures from around the world lent their support on Thursday to scores of Congolese women gathered in a bid to end the Central African country’s rape epidemic. Giving women a role in peace efforts in the conflict-torn nation could help address its astronomical rate of sexual violence, they said, which has earned it […]

One Hundred Years Later, Heart of Congo Ships Oil Again

One Hundred Years Later, Heart of Congo Ships Oil Again

The equatorial sun pierces the forest canopy as two laborers manipulate a machete at the end of a long pole to cut hard red fruits from the top of a soaring palm. The heavy bunches are collected by hand and trucked to a mill, where palm oil is extracted before beginning its journey down the […]

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