Congo Reports Arrest in Killing of 2 U.N. Experts

By STEVE WEMBI and JINA MOORE DEC. 30, 2017 Zaida Catalan and Michael Sharp were abducted in March while investigating crimes in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Credit Bertil Ericson/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images; Timo Mueller/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images NAIROBI, Kenya — A man suspected in the killing of two United Nations experts in…

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Exclusif – Le Centre de certification minière (CEEC) brandit des preuves d’acheminement du Coltan de la RDC vers le Rwanda

CAS-INFO.CA 20 décembre, 2017 Convoité par les multinationales des télécommunications à travers le monde, le coltan en provenance du Congo est souvent l’objet d’exploitation illicite selon plusieurs rapports d’ONG – Photo d’illustrations. Par Edmond Izuba Accuser le Rwanda d’exploiter illégalement les matières premières en RDC n’est pas nouveau. Avec preuves à l’appui, ça, c’est tout…

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DR Congo: New ‘Kivu Security Tracker’ Maps Eastern Violence

 December 7, 2017 Over 500 Killed, 1,000 Abducted in Kivu Provinces in Past 6 Months Expand The Kivu Security Tracker maps violence by armed groups and Congolese security forces in Democratic Republic of Congo’s eastern Kivu provinces. © 2017 Kivu Security Tracker     (Goma) – The new Kivu Security Tracker will map violence by armed groups and…

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Resolving the Political Crisis in DR Congo

Testimony at the US House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations Ida Sawyer, Director, Central Africa Chairman Smith, Ranking Member Bass, members of the subcommittee, thank you for the invitation to testify. I appreciate your ongoing and bipartisan interest in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which is at…

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Saudi King In Moscow: Is Pax Russica in the works in West Asia?

October 6, 2017 Rudroneel Ghosh in Talking Turkey Marking a historic tour, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has embarked on a four-day visit to Russia. This is the first time that a sitting Saudi monarch is travelling to Russia, exemplifying shifting geopolitical realities, particularly in the Middle East. The visit is an implicit recognition that Russia…

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EU Court Judgement on UCI

JUDGMENT OF THE GENERAL COURT (Sixth Chamber) 18 September 2017 (*) (Common foreign and security policy — Restrictive measures taken against the Democratic Republic of the Congo — Freezing of funds — List of the persons, entities and bodies acting in breach of the embargo with regard to the Democratic Republic of the Congo — Maintenance of the applicant’s name on…

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Virtual currency offerings banned

By Wu Yiyao in Shanghai 2017-09-06 Initial coin offerings, raising funds through the launch of token-based virtual currencies, have been banned in China, according to an announcement made by several authorities on Monday. Analysts said that authorities move to ban ICOs is not surprising given that ICOs, with strong liquidity and great risk exposure, have…

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North Korea’s surprising, lucrative relationship with Africa

Washington Post   These giant statues of African dictators and monuments were built by North Korea View Photos Dozens of monuments throughout Africa were built by the Pyongyang-based Mansudae Overseas Project. By Kevin Sieff July 10 WINDHOEK, Namibia — Near the southern tip of Africa, 8,000 miles from Pyongyang, this capital city is an unlikely…

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