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DRC

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Africa

DRC launches appeal for humanitarian aid

The Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the humanitarian community have launched an appeal for US$ 2.6 billion to fund the country's 2024 humanitarian response plan. The funds are aimed at providing life-saving assistance and protection to 8.7 million people in need. Diane Penn reports. Meanwhile, according to Xinhua News Agency, for more than a year, the humanitarian crisis in the DRC has reached alarming levels, as […]

todayFebruary 21, 2024 3

Local

RSF has installed satellite Internet connections for journalists in nine locations in DRC

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has equipped nine media outlets and journalists’ associations in the Democratic Republic of Congo with satellite Internet connections since December. The aim is to provide the journalists with more reliable connections and make it easier for them to work. These connections, which continue to function even when the Internet has been completely cut by local operators, have been installed at media outlets and associations in Kinshasa, […]

todayFebruary 15, 2024

Africa

UN Security Council worried over rising violence in the Congo

The United Nations Security Council is concerned about the escalating violence in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Clashes have intensified recently between the M23 rebels and the country’s army. The M23 is one of dozens of armed groups that have long plagued the country’s mineral-rich east, battling for control of land there. Guyana ambassador, Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett.

todayFebruary 13, 2024 2

Africa

Blinken sees growing partner in Angola on Africa democracy tour

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday will explore greater coordination with emerging regional partner Angola, capping a tour of Africa to champion US-friendly democracies as global crises mount. After years of estrangement with Washington during the Cold War, Angola has seen growing common ground with the United States including by working together to address violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Blinken arrived late Wednesday in the oil-rich […]

todayJanuary 25, 2024

Africa

Fintech and energy illuminate DR Congo’s nascent startup ecosystem

  By Conrad Onyango, via bird story agency The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), one of the world’s most resource-rich countries, is carving out a new prosperity niche as it emerges on the global tech scene. Known for its green metals, cobalt and copper, and the world's second-largest rainforest, the newest member of the East African Community is having a moment in the startup ecosystem. In 2023 the country raised […]

todayJanuary 23, 2024 2

Africa

DR Congo’s election – the key to Félix Tshisekedi’s victory

  By Albert Kasanda, Czech Academy of Sciences On Sunday 31 December 2023, the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) announced the preliminary results of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s presidential election held on 20 December. The incumbent president, Félix Tshisékédi, was declared the winner with 73.34% of the votes cast, while Moise Katumbi was credited with 18.03% and Martin Fayulu with 5.33%. There have been calls to cancel the elections […]

todayJanuary 18, 2024 3

Africa

DR Congo capital in tumult as river bursts banks

Burst riverbanks are causing turmoil in DR Congo's capital Kinshasa, with dark and foul-smelling water pouring into homes across working-class neighborhoods in the central African megacity. The impoverished metropolis of some 15 million people sits on the Congo River -- the second largest in Africa after the Nile -- which has swollen to near-record levels over the past several weeks. Kinshasa is crisscrossed with small rivers and waterways, which often […]

todayJanuary 12, 2024

Africa

DRC election campaigns enter final day

Campaigns for the Democratic Republic of Congo's election are due to end today, two days before voters go to the polls. According to the BBC, insecurity, health and education are among key issues that have dominated campaigns as the country gears up for the vote. It is unclear whether the elections will take place in the restive east where dozens of armed groups are active.

todayDecember 18, 2023 3

Oshiwambo

DRC ta ningi omahogololo mo 20 December

Iikonga hwahwameko yomahogololo mo DRC otayi yeya pehulilo nena,omanga omahogololo inaagga ningwa mo 20 Dec. Okwaahena egameno,uundjolowele nelongo oyili yimwe yomiinina ya simana mbyoka yali pombanda pethimbo lyiikonga hwahwameko. O BBC oya lopota kutya inashi yela ngele omahogololo otaga ningwa muuzilo woshilongo moka muna omakuyunguto,nomuna oongundu dhuukulo. Epangelo otali longitha odhila okuza metanga lyopakwiita,etanga lyopakwiita lya Egypt,netumo lyiigwana ya hangana lyo MONUSCO okutuma iilongitha yomagohololo mbyoka inaayi tumwa,shiikwatelela komupopiliko gwepangelo […]

todayDecember 18, 2023 2 3

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