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EIB invests €495 million in transport, energy, internet across Africa

The European Investment Bank has formally agreed a total of €495 million of new financing for three projects to support sustainable transport, clean energy and internet access projects in North, West and East Africa. The three projects, signed at the summit attended by heads of state and government from across Africa and Europe, earlier this […]

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Chinese company to invest $147 mln in copper project in DRC

China’s Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt Co will invest $147.2 million to build a copper project in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the company said on Tuesday. Democratic Republic of Congo is Africa’s top copper producer and the world’s leading miner of cobalt, a mineral which has seen a surge in demand due to the manufacture of […]

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DR Congo presidential election delayed until December 30

The Electoral Commission of the Democratic Republic of Congo has postponed to Dec. 30 the long-anticipated presidential vote scheduled for Sunday. The vote could mark the first democratic transfer of power since the country gained independence in 1960. National Independent Electoral Commission President Corneille Nangaa met candidates or their representatives earlier on Thursday to inform […]

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Congo Decides: More than 100 killed in clashes days before vote

More than 100 people have been killed in clashes between rival ethnic groups in Democratic Republic of Congo, days before Sunday’s long-delayed presidential, legislative and provincial elections, in the war-torn mineral-rich nation. According to local media, the fighting between the Batende and Banunu ethnic groups broke out on Sunday over the disputed location of a […]

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WFP driver killed in Democratic Republic of Congo

The World Food Program is deeply saddened by the killing on Monday of a staff member in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Richard Kasimba, a driver, was shot dead during an ambush by unknown assailants about 70 kilometres northwest of Goma, North Kivu province, while travelling by road with three colleagues to monitor a […]

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Egypt or South Africa to host AFCON

Egypt and South Africa have officially put in bids to host the next African Cup of Nations, the continent’s football body said. Cameroon has been stripped of the rights to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations earlier this month, with CAF saying that Cameroon has been unable to complete the necessary logistics. CAF also […]

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EU extends sanctions on anointed successor to DR Congo’s Kabila

The European Union on Monday extended sanctions on the ruling party’s candidate Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary for the presidential polls slated for December 23 in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary was designated by incumbent president as his successor for the polls. The EU sanctions include assets freeze and entry ban. This is the […]

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Kabila to remain in politics after December polls

President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Joseph Kabila, on Sunday said he plans to stay in politics when he steps down after elections on December 23. He does not rule out running again for president in 2023. Kabila in an interview with Reuters said his role will be to make sure that the mineral-rich […]

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Congo’s Ebola epidemic is world’s second-biggest outbreak

The Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo is now the second biggest in history, the health ministry said late on Thursday. This outbreak – the second this year – began in North Kivu Province before spreading to Ituri Province in the east of the country. It’s the 10th time since 1976 that Ebola has struck the […]

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DRC Elections: heavyweights outlined their manifestos

The frontrunners to replace Joseph Kabila in long delayed presidential polls in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have outlined their manifestos. The elections are due to be held in December and will pit Kabila’s preferred candidate, Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary, against heavyweights such as Félix Tshisekedi, son of one of the DRC’s most well-known opposition politicians, […]

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