Daily Archives: January 20, 2016

Dispatches: Prevent More Bloody Repression in DR Congo

NEW YORK, United States of America, January 20, 2016/APO (African Press Organization)/ –One year ago today, demonstrations began in Kinshasa and other cities across the Democratic Republic of Congo to protest attempts by President Joseph Kabila to stay in power. When security forces cracked down on demonstrators, peaceful protests turned violent. Over several days the police and Republican Guard soldiers shot dead at least 43 people, wounded dozens, and forcibly disappeared five others.

Security forces hastily took away some of the bodies, leaving families unable to bury loved ones. read more

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Scientific mission to Kenya

From 13 to 15 January, a high-level scientific delegation headed by Ambassador Mauro Moruzzi was in Kenya on a fact-finding mission. The aim of the visit was to assess the potential for collaboration with a number of renowned institutions in the country, which acts as a regional platform. Kenya’s economy has been growing for several years and the country intends to double its investment in research over the years to come, bringing it up to 2% of GDP. read more

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Reports of Mass Graves and Serious Human Rights Abuses in Burundi

WASHINGTON D.C., United States of America, January 20, 2016/APO (African Press Organization)/ –Press Statement 

Mark C. Toner
Deputy Department Spokesperson read more

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Sierra Leone national consultation to rebuild export economy

A national consultation kicks off in Sierra Leone today to help the country’s small and medium enterprises reach new export markets, and re-orient an economy still reeling from the Ebola crisis towards sustainable growth. read more

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MMIE and ONGC Videsh Sign MoU for Energy Cooperation

The Government of Equatorial Guinea, represented by the Ministry of Mines, Industry and Energy, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC Videsh) for a sweeping cooperation that could encompass several areas of the oil and gas industry. The Government of Equatorial Guinea was represented by H.E. Mr. Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, Minister of Mines, Industry and Energy, and ONGC Videsh by Mr. Narendra K. Verma, Managing Director. ONGC Videsh is the international arm of ONGC, a state-owned company in India. read more

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Solar Show Africa: New PV mounting system for flat roofs

New flat roof system FS10-S with 10 degree module inclination read more

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