Category Archives: Democratic Republic of the Congo

UNHCR warns of worsening displacement in 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: read more

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AfDB launches pilot programme to cultivate the savannah in eight African countries

 

The savannahs of Africa cover a mind-boggling 600 million hectares, of which 400 million hectares are cultivable, the President of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org), Akinwumi Adesina, has said. read more

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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. read more

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New Study Reveals Economic Toll of Malnutrition in Democratic Republic of Congo

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).* read more

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Digital innovation driving growth and competition in DRC mining sector

Satellite to play leading role in mining sector growth   read more

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The 21st Century and the Devil’s Cruelty. DR Congo: UN Experts to Investigate Kasai Region Violence

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 read more

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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 read more

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AfriLabs welcomes new Hubs into its Pan-African Network

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. read more

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First Responsible and Conflict-Free Artisanal Gold Supply Chain Operational in Eastern Congo

First Responsible and Conflict-Free Artisanal Gold Supply Chain Operational in Eastern Congo read more

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5 SUSPECTED CASES OF EBOLA IN DR CONGO

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Investing in Congo through oil, gas and related infrastructure

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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. read more

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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 read more

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Zambian mining town stalks Angola DRC business

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Smuggling rocks Zambia-DR Congo border

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