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UN chief Ban Ki-moon pledged Thursday that UN troops will be in place within "one or two months" to battle armed rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo's volatile east, as he toured the flashpoint city of Goma.
"Africa has been consolidating and strengthening the legal framework protecting indigenous people," Senior Specialist on Indigenous Tribal Peoples' Issues for the International Labour Organization , Albert Kwokwo Barume, said at a Headquarters press conference being held in connection with the 12th session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous ... (more)
Kwame Nkrumah, the first prime minister of Ghana, envisioned an Africa united by necessity.
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In recent months, appalling incidents of violence against women and girls, from Delhi to Johannesburg to Cleveland, have sparked public outrage and demands to tackle these horrific abuses.
Congo is an independent republic with a democratic government which lies between Gabon and Democratic Republic of Congo and forms part of the West Central African Region.
Non-timber forest products, mainly used for subsistence, could provide a business opportunity for communities in the Congo Basin.
Qatar Petroleum International and Total are pleased to announce the signing of a framework of Agreement whereby QPI will participate in Total E&P Congo through its subscription to a 15% share capital increase of this company.
The enormous River Congo and the equally big forest hinterland is green here - without any renewable energy schemes! It has the record of world's deepest river, at 220m and is the vital network for those living within its watershed.
Yet the advantages of modernity cannot remove all risk from the act of exploration.
Howard Winn has been with the South China Morning Post for two and half years after previous stints as business editor and deputy editor of The Standard, and business editor of Asia Times.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim are greeted on arrival in Kinshasa by President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
In the first visit of its kind, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim are in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to support a recent peace deal and promote economic development in the long-troubled region.
A global committee of taxonomists -- scientists responsible for species exploration and classification -- announced its list of top 10 species from 2012 today, May 23.
KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of the Congo, May 22 - The UN refugee agency said on Wednesday it was concerned about the latest outbreak of heavy fighting in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo and urged all parties to ensure the safety of civilians.
Africa's Great Lakes region today has the chance to achieve something that has eluded its war-weary people for several decades.