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A Year of Anguish: Remembering the Killings and Sexual Violence in Kishishe

Amnesty 01 Dec 2023
One year ago, on November 29, 2022, the village of Kishishe and its surroundings in North Kivu province, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), were plunged into darkness when fighters from the M23 rebel group – which the UN says it is backed by Rwanda – launched a brutal attack on the civilian population ... In our brief report, “DR Congo.

Background Press Call by a Senior Administration Official to Preview the Bilateral Engagement of President ...

The White House 01 Dec 2023
Consultation on — on regional issues, like the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the fighting in eastern DRC making — continuing to align the efforts that the Angolans are leading through the Luanda process and the work that we have recently done through the ...

HELMOED RÖMER HEITMAN: SA Army is badly understrength

Business Day 01 Dec 2023
Vital external infrastructure includes the Cahora Bassa power station and transmission lines, the Mozambique gas fields (Temane and Cabo Delgado) and pipelines, Maputo port and rail link, and the Highlands Water Scheme in Lesotho; in future perhaps also Grand Inga in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Fossil Fuels and Fly-In Fools

Hot Air 30 Nov 2023
Now, let’s compare this jaw-dropping figure to the average person in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), who emits a mere 0.08 metric tons of CO2 per year. Leonardo’s one-way trip on a luxurious G550 jet from New York to Dubai would generate emissions that are a staggering 650 times higher than the yearly emissions of a person in the DRC ... [CUE ... .

FACT SHEET: The U.S. – Angola Partnership

The White House 30 Nov 2023
The Lobito Corridor is a transformative economic corridor from Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to the Atlantic Ocean, and the President’s PGI initiative is working with Angola and development partners to develop infrastructure across the corridor and extend it from Angola directly to Zambia.

EU Cancels Congo Election Observation Mission

Voa News 29 Nov 2023
The European Union has canceled its election observation mission for the Democratic Republic of Congo's Dec ... "Due to technical constraints beyond the control of the EU, we are forced to cancel the EU election observation mission to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)," the EU said in a statement on Wednesday.

New Benchmark Study Highlights Impacts of Nickel and Cobalt Mining on Critical Forested Carbon ...

Enid News & Eagle 29 Nov 2023
In 2022, 75% of the world’s cobalt production came from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and 50% of the world’s nickel production came from Indonesia ... Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and nickel mining in the rainforests of Indonesia impact terrestrial carbon sinks.

DRC: Nobel Winner Denis Mukwege Launches Electoral Campaign in Hometown

The Washington Informer 29 Nov 2023
... of Congo (DRC) staged a rally in his hometown on Saturday, Nov.

Banyana’s Desiree Ellis not taking any chances in last round of Wafcon qualifiers

Independent online (SA) 29 Nov 2023
Banyana Banyana’s mentality and experience will be tested in the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (Wafcon) qualifiers against Burkina Faso on Thursday and on Monday ... Sure, they’ve improved already, progressing to the third round of the Olympic qualifiers after beating the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) 4-1 on aggregate last month ... * ... .

Somalia has joined the EAC regional bloc. What happens next?

Al Jazeera 29 Nov 2023
The president has said Somalia’s membership will also benefit EAC members Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania ... The EAC has deployed a regional force to the DRC, the last member to join, and could well do the same for Somalia.

Unearthing oppression in the DRC’s cobalt mines

Mail Guardian South Africa 29 Nov 2023
I explained to Jean and Pathé that I had come to the Congo to understand the nature of artisanal mining as part of a research project and that I was curious to explore some of the remoter mining sites in the mountain wilderness ... To call it a “dirt road” would be akin to calling the Congo a democratic republic.


This Day 28 Nov 2023
Nigeria ..  Sonny Aragba-Akpore argues it is making a difference especially in the remotest parts of the continent ...   In Democratic Republic of Congo (DRCSatellite operator Rascomstar has independently brought mobile telephony to remote villages in the DRC ... Aragba-Akpore is a member of THISDAY Editorial Board. .

Panama's top court deals a blow to Canada's First Quantum, rules mining contract unconstitutional

Reuters 28 Nov 2023
Challenges against the company's new contract, approved on Oct ... J.P ... For First Quantum, the Panama ruling would be a repeat of its decade-old experience in the Democratic Republic Of Congo. The company exited DRC in 2012 after it filed an arbitration procedure against the African country for cancelling its mining contract ... Our Standards ... Read Next.

Africa must focus on ending the sponsored DRC conflict

Independent online (SA) 26 Nov 2023
THE Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been engulfed in a protracted conflict with clearly vested external interests fuelling the country’s sad instability. In less than a year alone, the violence has left more than 5.5 million DRC citizens displaced, and well over 26 million in desperate need of humanitarian aid.

Raxio positions Ethiopia as a data epicenter of the horn

Capital Ethiopia 26 Nov 2023
By Eyasu Zekarias ... “Raxio Ethiopia is the first of several facilities Raxio plans to open in Africa in the next few months,” CEO of Raxio Group Robert Mullins said, adding the company will open similar data facilities in Ivory Coast, Mozambique and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) ... ....