News Democratic Republic Congo: DR Congo commends progress made during president's visit to China
KINSHASA June 5 Xinhua -- The government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo DRC expressed late Monday satisfaction with the progress made during the r
News Democratic Republic Congo: In Congo’s forests, Islamic State money makes an insurgency more lethal
An insurgent group founded in Uganda but now based in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has grown increasingly deadly after receiving money from the Islamic State, according to defectors and ...
News Democratic Republic Congo: Congo could seize Peru's No. 2 copper spot as Andean output slows
The Democratic Republic of Congo could overtake global no. 2 copper producer Peru in the next few years and close the gap on top dog Chile as output growth slows in the Andean copper giants, a new report from Wood Mackenzie showed on Tuesday.
News Democratic Republic Congo: Congo leader to visit China this week, minerals trade deal signing expected
BEIJING (Reuters) -The president of minerals-rich Democratic Republic of Congo, Felix Tshisekedi, will visit China from May 24 to 29 and is expected to meet President Xi Jinping to review and sign several key trade deals. A meeting would pave the way for the two countries to formally overhaul and seal a $6 billion infrastructure-for-minerals deal with Chinese investors. The visit was announced by
News Democratic Republic Congo: Exclusive-Congo To Hike Stake In Copper, Cobalt Venture With China
The Democratic Republic of Congo aims to boost its stake in a cobalt and copper joint venture with Chinese firms to 70% from 32%, on concerns the deal gives away too much of Congo's resources with ...
News Democratic Republic Congo: To Counter China, Look to the Democratic Republic of Congo
Wonder Land: Republicans need to decide if their support for Taiwan and Ukraine is real or not. Images: Bloomberg News/Shutterstock/Getty Images Composite: Mark Kelly Winston Churchill in 1911 ...
News Democratic Republic Congo: Congo flood survivors mourn lost relatives as death toll rises above 400
Dead bodies were still being recovered on Monday from two villages in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo where floods killed more than 400 people last week in one of the country's deadliest disasters in recent history.
News Democratic Republic Congo: Rainforest nations seek easier access to UN carbon credit scheme
By Ahmed Eljechtimi RABAT (Reuters) - Countries that are home to rainforest and peatland vital to limiting climate change want easier access to sovereign carbon credits, a financial scheme to reward them for preserving their ecosystems, Congo Republic's environment minister told Reuters. Slightly bigger than Italy, Congo Republic shares with the much bigger and much more populated Democratic
News Democratic Republic Congo: DR Congo Exposes Tens of Thousands of Ghost Workers Across Government Ministries
Auditors in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have uncovered a massive public payroll fraud, involving tens of thousands of ghost workers across government ministries, costing the public purse over ...
News Democratic Republic Congo: CRDB Bank gets licence to operate in DR Congo
Dar es Salaam. CRDB Bank Plc said yesterday that it has finally secured a licence to operate in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), expanding its foothold in the East African Community region. DR Congo is the newest member of the EAC. CRDB already operates in Burundi.DRC’s central bank, known in French as Banque Centrale du Congo (BCC), granted the licence to CRDB Bank during a special meeting between its management and that of the...
News Democratic Republic Congo: DR Congo seal men's and women's wheelchair basketball places at African Para Games
Host nation the Democratic Republic of Congo triumphed at the men's International Wheelchair Basketball Federation Africa 2023 Central Zone African Para Games Qualifier in Kinshasa to seal a place at the main tournament in Ghana's capital Accra.
News Democratic Republic Congo: Relief as Chinese firm reaches royalty deal on Congo cobalt mine, but stockpile sparks price fears
Chinese mining giant CMOC Group has resolved a royalty payments dispute with a major miner in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, successfully negotiating the complex political environment in the central African country. Shares in CMOC, which is listed on both the Hong Kong and Shanghai stock exchanges, surged on the news that it had settled the 10-month dispute with state-owned Gecamines over royalties from its giant Tenke Fungurume copper and cobalt mine. But the deal is also expected to fre
News Democratic Republic Congo: Head of regional force tackling east Congo violence resigns
GOMA (Reuters) - The Kenyan commander of a regional force set up to tackle militia violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo said he had resigned due to obstruction and threats to his safety, adding to doubts over whether the mission can be effective. The seven countries of the East African Community (EAC) set up the EACRF military force last April to try to end bloodshed linked to decades
News Democratic Republic Congo: Canada's Trudeau suggests China uses slave labor in lithium production
By Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday suggested that China uses slave labor in the production of lithium as he discussed Canada's efforts to ramp up production of the critical metal used in electric vehicle and other batteries. Canada last fall announced a tougher policy on critical mineral investment - particularly from dominant producer China -
News Democratic Republic Congo: At least 30 civilians killed in eastern Congo village attack
BENI, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Suspected militants killed at least 30 civilians on Friday in a village raid in Democratic Republic of Congo’s northeastern Ituri province, the head of a civil society group and a local resident said. Army spokesperson Jules Ngongo Tshikudi confirmed the morning attack in Banyali Kilo, a district in conflict-riven Ituri, but did not give a death toll
News Democratic Republic Congo: DR Congo to audit and review 'unfair' Chinese mining contracts
Officials, in trying to end years of mistrust with Chinese investors involved, say they want to reach an amicable solution to ensure improved revenue for DRC while protecting Beijing's businesses. It hasn't panned out well.
News Democratic Republic Congo: The Democratic Republic of Congo is auditing mining deals skewed towards China
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is pushing for an audit of ... with “certain partners such as the Chinese contract.” Finance minister Nicholas Kazadi has alleged that these contracts ...
News Democratic Republic Congo: Congo commission recommends terminating 30 forest concessions
KINSHASA (Reuters) - A ministerial commission in the Democratic Republic of Congo has recommended terminating 30 forest concessions due to alleged irregularities, it said in a preliminary report published on Tuesday. Congo is home to 60% of the world's second-largest rainforest, making it a key player in the fight against climate change. It has been under pressure to improve forest management and