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2 hrs ago | Freshnews

Conflict Minerals Compliance Clock Ticks Away - Time's Up

The two-year grace period for U.S. conflict minerals reporting requirements for large companies ends in less than six months, posing a significant challenge for the nearly 98 percent of companies that recently indicated they could not fully determine whether their products or components contained "3TG" conflict minerals, a leading supply chain ... (more)

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6 hrs ago | In-depth Africa

Police Ready to Re-Open Koffi Olomide Assault Case

The Zambia Police seems to be gnawed by their suspicious closure of the assault case involving Democratic Republic of Congo rumba king Koffi Olomide by saying they are ready to re-open the case if the complainant approaches them again.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Scoop

Security Council, UN officials welcome ceasefire

The Security Council and senior United Nations officials have welcomed the signing of an agreement on the cessation of hostilities by the parties in the Central African Republic and highlighted the need to follow this up with national reconciliation and reconstruction efforts.

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Mail & Guardian

Until death do us part from power

Still popular: Burkina Faso nationals cheer for their president, Blaise Compaore .

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Related Topix: Burkina Faso, World News, Blaise Compaore, Africa, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Congo, Rwanda

In-depth Africa

Address by Cathy McLeod, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of...

Address by Cathy McLeod, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour and for Western Economic Diversification: Announcement of Funding to UNICEF for Humanitarian Assistance in Democratic Republic of the Congo As a country, we stood up and decided that we cannot stand idly by while women and children around the world suffer and die from ... (more)

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Lowell Sun

Samba Mapangala & Orchestre Virunga East African rumba

Samba Mapangala, the undisputed star of East African music, and his band, Orchestre Virunga, blend Congolese rumba with Kenyan benga.

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Inter Press Service

OPINION: Empowering DR Congo's Sexual Violence Survivors by Enforcing Reparations

Rape survivor Angeline Mwarusena. Reparations, both monetary and non-monetary, can provide emotional, psychological, physical, and economic relief for the pain, humiliation, trauma, and violence that sexual violence survivors have endured, according to Physicians for Human Rights.

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Real Clear Politics

East Africa Rising

The Greater Indian Ocean is the maritime organizing principle of geopolitics, uniting the entire arc of Islam , East Africa, the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia.

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TeleGeography CommsUpdate

Vodacom's revenue up by 4.3% to ZAR18.3bn in 2Q14

South Africa-based Vodacom Group, part of the Vodafone Group, has published its financial results for the three months ended 30 June 2014, reporting an 4.3% year-on-year increase in revenues, to .493 billion, up by 17.3% y-o-y on a reported basis, while South African operations generated a total of The group added eight million net new users over ... (more)

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Stuff.co.nz

Virunga: Stunning Beauty and devastating Violence

More than 14,000 km away from New Zealand, on the border of a mineral-rich, conflict-riddled country known as the "rape capital of the world", there is a national park for which men have laid down their lives.

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Wall Street Journal

Freeport-McMoRan Revenue Rises

Freeport-McMoRan Inc. posted stronger-than-expected revenue for its second quarter, buoyed by its entry into the oil and gas business.

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IRIN

NGOs against MONUSCO drones for humanitarian work

International NGOs have rebuffed a recent offer by the UN Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo to use drones for humanitarian information gathering, saying this could represent a dangerous "blurring of the lines" between military and humanitarian actors in the conflict.

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Sys-Con Media

Banro Provides Operations Update

"The quality of the ore at Namoya is not in question. The metallurgy and grade are as expected," commented Banro board chairman Richard Brissenden.

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AlertNet

Seleka to sign ceasefire, drops call for C.African Republic split

A Seleka fighter drinks tea during a break from patrolling in a village, close to the border of the Democratic Republic of Congo June 10, 2014 REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic BRAZZAVILLE/DAKAR, July 23 - Central African Republic's mainly Muslim Seleka rebels will sign a ceasefire with 'anti-balaka' Christian militia on Wednesday, having dropped their ... (more)

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Examiner.com

2014 ENnies interview #6: Imaginary Empire

This interview is part of a series of focusing on candidates in the running for the 2014 ENnie Awards.

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AllAfrica.com

Uganda: Govt Courts Indian Bank to Develop Namanve

Government is courting the Export Import Bank of India to help develop the Namanve industrial park - a move that could revive business prospects in a park that has stalled for more than 10 years.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Korean News

Regional On-line Seminar on Kim Il Sung and Independent Development of Africa Held

There took place a regional on-line seminar on President Kim Il Sung and independent development of Africa on July 8. Displayed in the main venue of the seminar in Kinshasa of the DR Congo was the portrait of the smiling President.

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KWWL-TV Waterloo

Dubuque family asks Iowans to help bring adopted kids home

Mike and Erin Peat of Dubuque are urging Iowans to participate in a nationwide White House call-in day on Wednesday to help bring adopted children like the Peats' children home.

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AlertNet

Congo repels attack on military base in capital

Gunmen attacked a major military base in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital, Kinshasa, on Tuesday but the government said the situation had been quickly brought under control.

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The Wichita Eagle

Assailants attack Congo military camp in capital

Spokesman Lambert Mende told The Associated Press on Tuesday afternoon that the situation was in control after reports of heavy gunfire near the Tshatshi military camp in Kinshasa.

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