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■ Morning Star :: Rumble in the Jungle: Ali was truly the greatest

Forty years ago, on October 30 1974, one of the most epic events in sporting history took place in Kinshasa, Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of Congo), when Muhammad Ali and George Foreman met in the ring for a fight that will forever be immortalised as The Rumble in the Jungle.
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:33:18 -0700

■ Congo-Kinshasa: Military Reshuffle Signals a Political Landscape in Motion

[African Arguments]In September 2014, the Congolese government carried out a reorganization of its armed forces (FARDC). Congo is a huge country covering many local realities, each of which has its own threats, balance of power, conflict potential and economic assets.
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:22:58 -0700

■ AS Vita v ES Setif: IbengeĀ“s men seek to end 41-year wait

AS Vita are bidding to end a 41-year wait for continental glory when they face ES Setif in the CAF Champions League final.
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:37:24 -0700

■ CAF Champions League Preview: AS Vita vs ES Setif

AS Vita are bidding to end a 41-year wait for continental glory when they face ES Setif in the CAF Champions League final.
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:16:53 -0700

■ Nigeria pledges 600 volunteers as Africa steps up Ebola fight

By Felix Onuah and Umaru Fofana ABUJA/FREETOWN (Reuters) - Nigeria pledged on Thursday to send a contingent of 600 volunteers to help fight the worst ever outbreak of Ebola on record which has killed nearly 5,000 people in West Africa. With financial pledges flowing in from around the world but trained doctors and nurses scarce in the three worst effected countries -- Liberia, Guinea and Sierra ...
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:20:17 -0700

■ Former NBA Star Lays Out Philanthropic Goals for Democratic Republic of Congo

Twenty-five years after the former Zairian dictator Mobutu Sese Seko visited Harvard amidst protests , eight-time NBA all-star and philanthropist Dikembe Mutombo spoke about development projects in his native Democratic Republic of the Congoā€”formerly known as Zaireā€”on Thursday at the Law School.
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:07:44 -0700

■ Congo-Kinshasa: Congo Protests Against UN Peacekeepers

[Deutsche Welle]Protestors in eastern Congo accuse UN peacekeepers of failing to do enough to protect them from lethal attacks by rebels. Some Congolese are now arming themselves and joining militia groups out of desperation.
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:08:10 -0700

■ Congo-Kinshasa: UN Mission Comes Under Attack, Steps Up Security

[UN News]The United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, known as MONUSCO, has stepped up its security following several attacks on its bases in North Kivu, including one this morning, when a large number of youths converged on the premises, and another yesterday which required the evacuation of 12 staff members.
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 03:53:16 -0700

■ Randgold CEO warns against tax hike in new Congo mining code

By Aaron Ross KINSHASA (Reuters) - The Democratic Republic of Congoā€™s focus on maximising short-term tax revenues risks squandering long-term mining prospects, the chief executive of one of its largest mining investors warned on Wednesday. Speaking at a mining conference in Kinshasa, Mark Bristow, the CEO of gold miner Randgold Resources Ltd, criticised Congo's Prime Minister Augustin Matata ...
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:28:09 -0700

■ Ebola sleuths scour DR Congo jungle for source of outbreak

Medical sleuths are deep in the jungle of the DR Congo trying to track down the origins of the latest Ebola outbreak in the country. "When (the pigs) were dying we were eating them without knowing that we shouldn't," Iloko said.
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:07:15 -0700

■ DR Congo gold output to rise to up to 18 tonnes - mines minister

Democratic Republic of Congo's gold output is set to jump to up to 18 tonnes this year, more than four times last year's production, the country's mines minister Martin Kabwelulu said on Wednesday. Congo's economy has long been crippled by mismanagement, corruption and two decades of armed conflict in the country's eastern borderlands. The spike in output is largely due to the opening of new ...
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:03:46 -0700

■ Congo-Kinshasa: Cheers for a Hero

[HRW]In a move that will surely draw a collective cheer from thousands of women whose lives have been destroyed by brutal sexual violence, the European Parliament announced that Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege won the 2014 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. I am cheering with them.
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:52:57 -0700

■ Congo, UN Troops Fire Live Rounds Amid Protest Against Killings

Congolese troops and United Nations peacekeepers fired live rounds to disperse hundreds of people protesting outside a U.N. base in the eastern Congolese town of Beni on Wednesday, a Reuters witness said. Crowds gathered at the U.N. base calling for peacekeepers to leave the town after two people were shot dead on Tuesday during a protest over the U.N. mission's failure to stem violence blamed ...
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:35:51 -0700

■ Randgold CEO calls on DRC to promote mining investment

Randgold Resources' chief executive officer Mark Bristow has called on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to develop a mining code to promote the country's international competitiveness, warning the government against the risks of getting it wrong.
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:34:09 -0700

■ Congo, U.N. troops fire live rounds amid protest against killings

BENI Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Congolese troops and United Nations peacekeepers fired live rounds to disperse hundreds of people protesting outside a U.N. base in the eastern Congolese town of Beni on Wednesday, a Reuters witness said.
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:08:17 -0700

Kinshasa News
■ Morning Star :: Rumble in the Jungle: Ali was truly the greatest■ Congo-Kinshasa: Military Reshuffle Signals a Political Landscape in Motion■ AS Vita v ES Setif: IbengeĀ“s men seek to end 41-year wait■ CAF Champions League Preview: AS Vita vs ES Setif■ Nigeria pledges 600 volunteers as Africa steps up Ebola fight
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