Tag Archives: Democratic Republic of Congo

18Dec/16

Congo’s Kabila faces test on streets as his term expires

Simmering public anger and fears of violent protests as the term of Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila nears the end without an election.

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20Sep/16

Death toll rises in Congo election dispute

At least two people were killed when armed men in uniform torched the headquarters of the main opposition party overnight in Democratic Republic of Congo, witnesses said, beginning a second day of violent protests. Nathan Frandino reports.
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25Aug/16
wreckage of the DC6B plane carrying Dag Hammarskjold in a forest near Ndola, Zambia

U.N. chief wants review of any new details on crash that killed Hammarskjold

UNITED NATIONS Aug 24 (Reuters) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recommended on Wednesday that the world body appoint an eminent person to review any new information uncovered about a 1961 plane crash that killed then U.N. chief Dag Hammarskjold.
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20Mar/16
Former vice president of the Democratic Republic of Congo

Verdict expected on Monday in Bemba war crimes trial at ICC

Jean-Pierre Bemba went on trial at the International Criminal Court over five years ago for war crimes including giving his troops licence to attack civilians, which led to mass rapes, murders and pillaging of civilians in the Central African Republic.

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08Jan/16
Eight-year-old Dunia Sibomana, left, poses for a photo with Dr. Alexander Dagum

Congolese boy attacked by chimps getting rare face surgery in New York

Eight-year-old boy to get a rare, risky, reconstructive surgery in New York after being mauled by chimpanzees in Africa. Sharon Reich reports.
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29Dec/15

A look at how African farmers developed agriculture and tackled challenges in 2015

The push to see Africa grow its Agriculture continued in 2015 with governments encouraged to improve infrastructure and technology for farmers. Areas being farmed by African smallholders are only producing around one metric tonne per hectare, compared with seven tonnes in developed markets. An ongoing drought in southern Africa also affected crop yields this year and forced farmers to cut the size of their herds.

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12Oct/15

Copper gains on output cuts but China worries persist

Mining giant Glencore looks to sell copper mines in Australia and Chile to reduce its debt.

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08Oct/15

Rwanda’s top court clears way for Kagame third term

Rwanda’s Supreme Court ruled to lift a constitutional two-term presidential limit following a petition by the ruling RPF to extend long-time President Paul Kagame’s time in office. The ruling is likely to draw attention to a host of other African leaders, from Congo Republic’s Denis Sassou Nguesso to DRC’s Joseph Kabila who are trying to do the same.
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07Sep/15

Glencore to suspend dividend, sell new shares to cut debt

Mining and commodities trading firm Glencore announces it will suspend dividends, sell assets and raise $2.5 billion in a new share issue as it aims to cut its debt by a third to $20 billion by the end of next year.

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