Democratic Republic of Congo: Latest News
Makula Dunbar, 1:52 pm
Rwandan President Paul Kagame says the UN peacekeeping force in the Democratic Republic of Congo has “in some cases” made the situation worse.
Makula Dunbar, 1:09 pm
Work on the world’s biggest hydroelectric dam will start in October 2015 in the Democratic Republic of Congo after talks between DR Congo and international officials.
Dana Sanchez, 5:57 pm
Sub-Saharan Africa’s economy will grow an average 5 percent from 2013 to 2015 compared to 3 percent for the world, but high growth rates are no reason for euphoria, some experts say.
Dana Sanchez, 11:02 am
Falling agricultural productivity, a rising middle class and more mouths to feed are driving up Africa’s food imports, and that could spell opportunity, or set off finger pointing. Bad luck could be blamed, according to an article in Financial Times. Rice crops were damaged by bad weather in Niger, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Madagascar and Benin. Egypt’s cattle have been beset […]
Dana Sanchez, 8:14 pm
China’s appetite for resources and its reputation for environmental exploitation in developing countries have raised concerns about how sustainable its business ventures are in Africa.
Dana Sanchez, 7:17 pm
Catalyst Principal Partners, a private equity firm with offices in Nairobi, has bought a 50 percent stake in Yes Brands Food & Beverages, an Ethiopian bottled mineral water company, and plans to invest in other East African companies.
Dana Sanchez, 10:33 pm
In his first state visit to South Africa, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan talked Tuesday with South African President Jacob Zuma about economic co-operation and the need for an enhanced military capacity for the African Union.
Makula Dunbar, 9:03 pm
From Global Post The M23 rebel group in eastern DR Congo said Monday that hundreds of its commanders were undergoing special training to face an offensive by a newly-formed UN combat force. “462 unit commanders have been on a refresher course since Friday in Rumangabo,” a large military base in the North Kivu province, the […]
Makula Dunbar, 8:10 pm
From BBC The UN has appointed a Brazilian general credited with bringing a Haiti slum under control to lead peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Gen Carlos Alberto dos Santos Cruz will lead 20,000 troops, including a new combat force charged with targeting rebels in the east of the country. This is the most […]
Makula Dunbar, 8:59 pm
From NZ Week The Ugandan government on Wednesday set June as the deadline of the ongoing talks between the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) government and M23 rebels. Okello Oryem, Uganda’s minister of state for international affairs, told reporters here that by early or mid June the conflicting parties must have come out with a […]
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