Category Archives: Democratic Republic of the Congo
This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva:
SA mining industry sees a turnaround in financial performance amid a challenging operating environment
2017 was another challenging year for South Africa’s mining industry in light of a decrease in dividends and market capitalisation, various retrenchments across the industry, and marginal increases in taxes paid. However, spot price increases for bulk commodities supported the industry and resulted in a return to profitability after the first substantial increase in revenues in five years. These are some of the highlights from PwC’s ninth edition of SA Mine, a series of publications that highlights trends in the South African mining industry released by PwC.
The economy of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is losing 1,637 billion Congolese francs, or more than a billion dollars a year, to the effects of child undernutrition. This is equivalent to as much as 4.5 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP).*
Satellite to play leading role in mining sector growth
Since large-scale violence broke out in the central Kasai region in August 2016, more than 3,300 people have been killed, according to a report by the Catholic Church
Despite worldwide changes, multinationals focus on mobile workforces to support career growth and ensure global competitiveness
Mercer’s annual Cost of Living Survey finds African, Asian, and European cities dominate the list of most expensive locations for working abroad
AfriLabs; The largest network of over 50 technology and innovation hubs across over 20 African countries has expanded by 11 new hub members, also extending its membership base to two new African countries – Chad and Democratic Republic of Congo.
The Republic of Congo’s Ministry of Hydrocarbons recently adopted a new Hydrocarbons code intending to increase investment in the country’s oil and gas industry through renewed activities of exploration and production. This new hydrocarbon bill, passed in August last year, aims to create sincere transparency throughout the industry, from the government sectors to participating contractors and developers seeking to invest.
Thirteen blocks are on offer in the Congo Licensing Round 2016, eight in the offshore Coastal Basin and five in the onshore Cuvette Basin. Interested companies are able to register for the round via www.congolr2016.com.
Virunga Foundation and Aera Group Launch Carbon Certification for Renewable Energy in Democratic Republic of Congo
Matebe will produce more than 13.6 MW, supplying 600,000 people with clean, accessible and affordable electricity, kickstarting the green economy and bringing over 12,000 sustainable employments for those in the region of Rutshuru