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Refugees celebrate new life in Spokane

Refugee from Somalia shares her story of survival. SPOKANE, Wash. - Two years ago, Shadrack Mungualinipa escaped war and violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to find a new future in America with his family. He may be only 10 years old, but Mungualinipa already has a deep appreciation fo

KXLY - 2017-11-20 06:50:21

Apple is a leader in using conflict-free minerals

In a recent report from the Enough Project, Apple has been ranked the world leader in making significant progress in sourcing what are defined as "conflict-free" minerals from Congo. The rankings are comprised of consumer electronics companies and jewelry retailers. The two industry sectors were cho

IDOWNLOADBLOG.COM - 2017-11-20 08:00:00

Zimbabwe's ZANU-PF sets Mugabe impeachment ball rolling

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF will discuss the impeachment of President Robert Mugabe on Monday, its chief whip said, after a noon deadline expired for the 93-year-old to end his nearly four decades in power by resigning. Impeachment could see Mugabe kicked out by a vote in parliamen

REUTERS - 2017-11-20 11:46:30

53 protesters killed over six months in DR Congo: report

Kinshasa (AFP) - Police and security forces killed at least 53 protesters during anti-government demonstrations in the Democratic Republic of Congo between April and October, according to a report released Monday. The National Episcopal Conference of the Congo (CENCO) report said officers used "disp

YAHOO! - 2017-11-20 17:13:52

Top Glencore executive quits Katanga board after accounting lapse

(Reuters) - Three Glencore Plc (GLEN.L) executives, including the head of its copper group, have stepped down from the board of subsidiary Katanga Mining Ltd (KAT.TO) after an internal review identified weaknesses in its financial reporting controls, Katanga said on Monday. Katanga, which operates

REUTERS UK - 2017-11-20 17:42:03

The 23-Year-Old Who Dresses African Soccer Teams

When South Sudan's national men's soccer team won its first ever international match in 2015, the team wasn't dressed in Nike or Adidas or any of the other major international sportswear companies. Instead, uniforms for the world's youngest nation, ranked at No. 153 internationally and occupying a T

RACKED - 2017-11-20 14:32:02

Glencore Directors Step Down From Congo Unit Amid Probe

The OSC is investigating, among other things, the accuracy of Katanga's financial reporting, the adequacy of its corporate governance practices and the conduct of some of its directors and officers. Photographer: Alessandro Della Bella/Bloomberg Three Glencore Plc executives stepped down as director

BLOOMBERG - 2017-11-20 09:57:58

Glencore Probed for Bribery in Congo

LONDON - Glencore PLC's copper operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo face scrutiny from Canadian regulators over financial statements and disclosures related to international bribery and anticorruption laws, the company said Monday. Continue Reading Below Canada's Ontario Securities Commis

FOXBUSINESS - 2017-11-20 15:51:02

Figure known as 'Crocodile' could replace Zimbabwe president

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Emmerson Mnangagwa, elected Sunday as the new leader of Zimbabwe's ruling political party and positioned to take over as the country's leader, has engineered a remarkable comeback using skills he no doubt learned from his longtime mentor, President Robert Mugabe. Mnangagwa served

NY DAILY NEWS - 2017-11-19 21:52:53

GIEWS Country Brief: Democratic Republic of the Congo 17-November-2017

Download PDF (213.62 KB) Uncertain general prospects for 2017 season crops Harvesting of the main 2017 maize crop is underway in northern and central areas, while crops in southern regions are still at the vegetative stage and will be harvested early next year. Overall, seasonal cumulative rainfall

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2017-11-19 06:37:00

TP Mazembe – SuperSport United Preview: Odds stacked against Matsantsantsa in Lubumbashi

The Ravens are targeting a win over Matsatsanta a Pitori in the first leg of the Caf Confederation Cup final at the Stade TP Mazembe on Sunday Defending champions TP Mazembe will square off against SuperSport United in the first leg of the Caf Confederation Cup final at the Stade TP Mazembe in Lub

GOAL.COM - 2017-11-19 08:08:56

Mugabe pushed Zimbabwe to brink with years of grinding hardship

Thirty-seven years ago, Robert Mugabe inherited a well-diversified economy with potential to become one of sub-Saharan Africa's best performers. Today, Zimbabwe is the region's basket case, with real per capita incomes down 15 per cent since 1980. "The economy is in very bad shape," said Welshman Nc

FINANCIAL TIMES - 2017-11-19 16:47:20

Memorial service held for woman allegedly murdered by husband

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) - Family and friends came together Saturday morning to remember a Providence woman who was brutally murdered in her own home last week. More than 200 people packed into the funeral home to pay their respects to 44-year-old Maniriho Nkinamubanzi, who was found dead last Friday


Thanksgiving Homemade Pie Sale at West Yarmouth Congo Church

Peeling the apples - ladies of the West Yarmouth Congregational Church peel fresh apples ahead of the church's annual pie sale (Joyce Jenks photo) If you missed one of the Bake Sales at West Yarmouth Congregational Church's Pumpkin Patch last month, you will still have a chance to purchase assorted


Zoo Hosts Farewell Party For Beloved Gorilla

BOSTON (AP) - A Boston zoo held a farewell party for a beloved gorilla that's heading to another zoo in New Orleans to start his own family. Officials at the Franklin Park Zoo on Saturday celebrated Okpara, a 24-year-old male Western lowland gorilla affectionately called "Okie" the gorilla. (Photo c


In DR Congo, fight for sanitation is also a fight for dignity

From crouching over a small hole with a sheet for privacy to defecating in the open air, for millions of people in the Democratic Republic of Congo going to the toilet is a daily act of misery. The UN has estimated more than 2.4 billion people worldwide are in a similar situation, with Sunday's Wor


Six hurt as police fire on DRC opposition rally

KIKWIT - Police in DR Congo Saturday fired on an opposition rally, injuring six protesters denouncing the extended rule of President Joseph Kabila, a lawmaker said. "The police fired on our militants, injuring six of them, even though we had permission to hold our meeting," said Delly Sesanga MP, pr

ENCA.COM - 2017-11-18 23:03:46

EXTRA TIME: Watch Tefu Mashamaite on SuperSport's challenges in Africa

SuperSport United takes on TP Mazembe in Lubumbashi, DR Congo on Sunday. In the second video you can view the South Africans arriving in the country. This time we've also included a mixture of Tweets in support of the home team, TP Mazembe. First up, there's former Kaizer Chiefs defender Tefu Masha


Dieumerci Mbokani’s brace powers Dynamo Kiev past Zirka

Dieumerci Mbokani's first-half brace powered Dynamo Kiev to a 2-0 win over Zirka in Saturday's Ukrainian Premier League encounter. The DR Congo international put the visitors ahead in the 23rd minute. And just eight minutes later, the former Monaco forward completed his double to give his side a two


Column: Is tin market's inertia down to deficit fatigue? Andy Home

LONDON (Reuters) - Why has tin been shut out of the base metals rally this year? Trading on the London Metal Exchange (LME) around $19,400 per tonne, tin is down 7 percent since the start of January. The rest of the metallic pack are up by an average 20 percent. Perhaps it's because no one has wor