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Congo Opposition Leader Says State Canceled His Passport

Katumbi was advised last week by Belgian airport services, after returning from a trip to Israel, that his semi-biometric passport had been withdrawn from the system. A request to the Congolese Embassy in Belgium for a full biometric passport was rejected in February “without valid reason,” his offi

MSN.COM - 2018-06-18 10:56:51

Congo Opposition Leader Says Government Canceled His Passport

Democratic Republic of Congo opposition leader Moise Katumbi said the authorities revoked his passport and won’t allow him to replace it.Katumbi was advised last week by Belgian airport services, after returning from a trip to Israel, that his semi-biometric passport had been withdrawn from the syst

BLOOMBERG - 2018-06-18 08:07:47

Congo's Ebola outbreak poses challenges for bush meat

In this photo taken Tuesday, May 29, 2018, a street trader sells dried fish and smoked monkey meat at the port of Maluku in Kinshasa, Congo. Congo's latest deadly Ebola outbreak is hitting local traders of... more

MYSANANTONIO - 2018-06-17 09:50:23

DR Congo's mining industry hobbled by poor infrastructure, tax hike

DR Congo is Africa's largest copper producer, and while it is the world's leading source of cobalt, miners can only export concentrate forms of cobalt at 60-70 percent of the market price because of the energy problem.

YAHOO! - 2018-06-17 00:00:00

Congo's parliament to consider legal protection for ex-presidents

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo’s parliament will, at President Joseph Kabila’s request, hold a special session to consider legislation providing legal protection for former presidents, lawmakers said.


Glencore Caves to Congo to Keep Its Electric Car Dream Alive

Faced with the risk of losing control of its mines, Glencore bowed to the demands from two entities with close government ties -- the state-run mining company Gecamines and Dan Gertler, who is under U.S. sanctions and a friend of President Joseph Kabila.


Bemba's release adds to Congo's volatile political mix

By acquitting ex-rebel and former vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba, the International Criminal Court (ICC) may have opened the way for one of DRC's most controversial figures to weigh in on high-risk presidential elections, now just months away.


Red Cross seeks millions to fund emergency response to DR Congo Ebola virus outbreak - Outbreak News Today

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has issued an appeal for 7,879,764 Swiss Francs in emergency funding to support emergency responses to the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.


Congo cancels passport of exiled opposition leader

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congolese authorities cancelled the passport of opposition leader Moise Katumbi, his office said in a statement on Friday, just days after the exiled politician gathered thousands for an opposition rally in the capital Kinshasa.


UPDATE 2-Glencore settles with Gertler over Congo royalties

* Glencore says has discussed settlement with U.S., Swiss agencies (Adds reaction, detail)


Glencore says settled Congo mining dispute

FILE PHOTO: The logo of commodities trader Glencore is pictured in front of the company's headquarters in Baar, Switzerland, July 18, 2017. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo


Gecamines Says Glencore Deal to Yield Billions for Congo State

A settlement between aGlencore Plcunit and Democratic Republic of Congo’s state-owned Gecamines will contribute billions of dollars of revenue to the government over the next decade, an official said.Glencore reached a deal with Gecamines on Tuesday to end a legal dispute over Kamoto Copper Co., whi


DR Congo: The Bemba Earthquake

What’s new? On 8 June Jean-Pierre Bemba, a charismatic Congolese leader and fierce rival of President Joseph Kabila, was acquitted by the International Criminal Court’s appeals chamber of a 2016 war crimes conviction. His likely re-entry into Congolese politics will shake up the campaign ahead of el


DR Congo: Red Cross ramps up support as Ebola response enters critical phase

Kinshasa/Nairobi/Geneva, 15 June 2018—While progress has been made to contain the spread of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) the response on the ground has entered a new critical phase as national authorities, international agencies and local organizations focus on ending the outb


Democratic Republic of the Congo: Ebola in DRC: Save the Children Deploys Emergency Health Unit

Fairfield, Conn. (June 14, 2018) – Save the Children is deploying a team of medical workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to help raise public awareness of the deadly Ebola virus—especially among children.


UNICEF ramps up support for 500 000 children at risk of contracting Ebola in DR Congo - Outbreak News Today

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has ramped up support for over 500,000 children affected, or are at risk of contracting the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).


FT: Congo ambassador confident of reaching deal with mining companies

“We are optimistic that there will be a solution,” Marie-Marguerite Ndjeka Opombo says, adding the government is still talking to the companies. “What I know is that mining companies will stay in the Congo. They need the Congo and the Congo needs them.”


Congo miner Gecamines seeks talks with foreign partners on JV terms

LUBUMBASHI, Democratic Republic of Congo, June 14 (Reuters) - D emocratic Republic of Congo state miner Gecamines has called on its foreign partners to come discuss the terms of their joint ventures, its chairman said on Thursday.


Congo's Bemba acquitted of war crimes and released - This Is Africa

Head of the Amnesty International’s Justice team, Solomon Sacco, said in a statement, “The decision to acquit Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo is an important reminder that international justice is only possible if all suspects receive stringently fair trials before an independent and impartial judiciary.”


Health Experts Dispatch Experimental Vaccine to Fight Congo's Latest Ebola Outbreak

Health experts are dispatching an experimental vaccine in areas of The Democratic Republic of the Congo that are considered ground zero in the fight against Ebola. Their hope is to try to combat the outbreak from the onset. The crucial test is providing hope, in times of uncertainty. VOA's Julie Tab