Democratic Republic of Congo: Latest News
Staff, 2:00 pm
Referred to by some as the smartest bird in the world, African gray parrot can learn hundreds of words and sounds, eats seeds, berries, nuts and fruit, and lives in the central and western parts of Africa.
Dana Sanchez, 3:50 pm
South Africa’s corporate private sector is undertaking far more new project investments into Africa than state-owned counterparts. These include telecommunications, led by MTN; financial services including banks such as Standard Bank, First Rand, Sanlam and Liberty Life, and retailers such as Shoprite, Pick n Pay, Woolworths and Massmart.
Dana Sanchez, 11:05 am
The O3b satellites could take a country like the Democratic Republic of Congo from being one of the most poorly-connected on Earth to one of the best, a report said.
Makula Dunbar, 12:44 pm
The number of mobile internet devices is set to out number humans by the end of this year. There’ll be more smartphones and internet-connected tablets and monitors than there are people on the planet.
Dana Sanchez, 3:29 pm
Financing is key for African renewables, a report says. Investors need strong relationships with local banks and international development finance institutions to access affordable capital.
Steven J. Smith, 10:07 am
Agricultural extension services — widely available in the 1970s — are now available to only 14 percent or fewer farming households in Uganda today, a business leader says.
Makula Dunbar, 11:03 am
The PIC now plans to expand its real estate empire into the rest of Africa. The PIC’s property boss Lesiba Maloba is awaiting final approval to invest up to R12bn in commercial real estate in various countries across Africa, the PIC’s first foray into property markets outside SA’s borders.
Makula Dunbar, 10:33 am
The M23 rebel group has said that it has returned to Kampala to resume talks with the Kinshasa regime after the recent meeting with UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon.
Dana Sanchez, 7:10 pm
Congo ranked 160th out of 174 countries in Transparency International’s rankings of perceptions of corruption last year, and 181st out of 185 countries in World Bank’s annual Doing Business survey 2013, which measures the ease of running a company around the world.
Makula Dunbar, 1:55 pm
The M23 confirms that its delegation will go to Kampala this Sunday 9 June in order to continue the dialogue,
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