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37 min ago | Business Law Prof Blog

Should the SEC have a conflict about the conflict minerals rule after the DC Circuit decision?

Last week the DC Circuit Court of Appeals generally upheld the Dodd-Frank conflict minerals rule but found that the law violated the First Amendment to the extent that it requires companies to report to the SEC and state on their websites that their products are not "DRC Conflict Free."

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4 hrs ago | BroadwayWorld.com

22 Artists to Address the Legacy of WW1 in After a War at Lift 2014, June 24-29

LIFT 2014 presents After A War, 24 - 29 June 2014 at Southbank Centre and Battersea Arts Centre .

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9 hrs ago | AlertNet

Is wartime rape inevitable?

A view of Bulengo camp for war-displaced people just outside Goma in eastern Congo, February 26, 2009.

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13 hrs ago | Kansas City InfoZine

Democratic Republic of the Congo Travel Warning

With ongoing instability and violence in North and South Kivu, northeastern Orientale, and northern and central Katanga province, the Department's ability to provide consular services to U.S. citizens in these regions of the DRC is extremely limited.

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17 hrs ago | World Health Organization

Yellow fever in the Democratic Republic of Congo

On 12 March 2014, 2 events of yellow fever were reported in the North and in the South of DRC.

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19 hrs ago | San Francisco Bay View

The peace that wasn't: Rwanda 20 years after the genocide

I woke up on the morning of April 7, 1994, from a fretful slumber. I managed to walk to the gate of my house.

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Wed Apr 23, 2014

Reuters

UPDATE 1-Oil firm Soco to begin seismic testing in Congo's Virunga park

British oil company Soco International will start seismic tests this weekend in Democratic Republic of Congo's Lake Edward, an executive said on Wednesday, despite campaigners' attempts to block exploration in a world heritage site.

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AllAfrica.com

Congo-Kinshasa: China Eyes the Congo River

New development projects along the Congo River are bound to restore colonialist structures and looting of resources in the DRC.

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United Nations

UN in DR Congo pledges support, good offices to upcoming polls

During a visit at the Independent National Electoral Commission , Special Representative of the Secretary-General Martin Kobler also stressed the need for elections to be properly funded and planned.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Train crash kills over fifty people in Democratic Republic of Congo

This picture taken on November 8, 2006 shows a commuter train carrying Congolese people in Kinshasa.

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News24

Dozens killed as train derails in DRC

Officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo say a freight train has derailed in the country's southeast, killing at least 30 people.

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Reuters

UPDATE 1-At least 50 killed in Congo train crash -sources

More than 50 people were killed in a train crash in Democratic Republic of Congo's Katanga province, a provincial minister said on Wednesday.

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JD Supra

DC Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds Conflict Minerals Disclosure...

Last week, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia issued its long-awaited opinion relating to legal challenges to the Securities and Exchange Commission's conflict minerals disclosure rules.

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GlobeNewswire

Lundin Mining to Release First Quarter 2014 Results Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Telephone Conference to be held on Wednesday, April 30, at 08:00am Eastern Time , 14:00 Central European Time , 05:00am Pacific Time announces that the report for the first quarter period ended March 31, 2014 will be published after the close of the trading day in Toronto on Tuesday, April 29, 2014.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

EurekAlert!

Inserm and the Institut Pasteur identify a new variant of Ebola virus in Guinea

Performed in less than a month, sequencing of the complete genome and subsequent phylogenetic analysis show that the virus present in Guinea forms a clade that is distinct from strains previously identified in the Democratic Republic of Congo and in Gabon.

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NewsBlaze

Ebola Zaire Found in Guinea and Liberia

If you didn't know that first word it might sound merely like some exotic place to travel, but ... Ebola is a scary disease.

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AllAfrica.com

Congo-Kinshasa: Mob Violence Rife in DRC's Ituri District

The near absence of any effective policing in the northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo district of Ituri, Orientale Province, is fuelling mob violence which has seen about 100 people killed and 1,500 houses torched in the past year, according to local civil society groups.

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AlertNet

Uganda says Islamist rebel leader has fled eastern Congo

Democratic Republic of Congo military personnel patrol against the Allied Democratic Forces and the National Army for the Liberation of Uganda rebels near Beni in North-Kivu province, December 31, 2013.

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AlertNet

Refugee and citizens share danger and generosity in Burundi

BUJUMBURA, Burundi, April 22 - The flood waters that swept through the capital of Burundi this year did not distinguish between citizens of Burundi and the thousands of urban refugees living among them.

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The Toronto Star

Congolese refugees 'interviewed' in Canada by officials they fled from

The federal government allegedly paid for a cross-Canada trip by officials from Congo - a country known for its human rights abuses - to “interview” Congolese nationals facing deportation to their homeland.

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