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[SAIIA]Jacques Foccart's phrase 'partir pour mieux rester' ('leaving in order to stay') has long exemplified how successive French governments have dealt with Africa.
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 04:41:28 -0800
[Hirondelle]Arusha -A second member of Congolese Senator Jean-Pierre Bemba's defence team on Thursday made an initial appearance before the International Criminal Court in The Hague, suspected of witness tampering in the Bemba trial. Jean-Jacques Mangenda Kabongo was arrested in the Netherlands on 23 November 2013 and transferred to the ICC detention centre on 4 December 2013.
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 05:41:19 -0800
Global influences could be heard in the music of Mr. Tabu, a Congolese singer, songwriter and politician.
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 15:55:40 -0800
[African Arguments]I had just arrived in Kinshasa when Pascal called me. "Can you keep Saturday evening free for us?" he asked, "we need you as a mushamuka." "Absolutely," I replied, "count me in," fully confident that mushamuka wouldn't mean plumber or electrician.
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 07:26:03 -0800
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Mourning the loss of a man who bridged South Africa's racial divide, many Africans hope their leaders today will be inspired by Nelson Mandela to heal another rift widening dangerously across the continent: the wealth gap.
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 05:35:11 -0800
During the highs and lows of his career, the Congolese star's fusion of African and Latin rhythms electrified global audiences. Congolese superstar musician and songwriter Tabu Ley Rochereau, whose electrifying performances fused African and Latin rhythms into an irresistible blend, was greatly responsible in the 1970s for bringing Afro-pop to Europe and other parts of the world.
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 21:38:00 -0800
[Africa In Fact]Lessons can be drawn from the recent surrender of the M23 rebel group in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 01:56:11 -0800
[UN News]With top United Nations and Government officials and a crowd of reporters looking on, the world Organization today launched its first-ever unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), in the interest of better protecting civilians in the restive east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 04:11:17 -0800
Billionaire Dan Gertlerâ€™s Moku- Beverendi gold project in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo may contain as much as 5 million ounces of the metal, his Fleurette Group said.
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 03:14:07 -0800
KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of the Congo, December 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Key Points: SMB has concluded the first phase of exploration of a major gold prospect Moku-Beverendi. Analysis of first phase exploration is on-going. Investment of more than $34.5 million in the project by...
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 00:19:31 -0800
The move marks the first time that UN peacekeepers have used surveillance drones anywhere.
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 23:35:51 -0800
[VOA]The aerial surveillance is starting less than a month after one rebel group announced it was laying down its arms.
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 22:26:02 -0800
A diplomat at the Japanese embassy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been arrested on suspicion of starting a fire at the mission, BBC reports. Shinya Yamada, 30, was held in Tokyo over claims he embezzled funds and set the blaze in June to destroy evidence. Some $260,000 (Â£160,000) had gone missing, Japanâ€™s...Â [Read More...]
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 15:29:01 -0800
Drones were deployed over the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Tuesday, marking the first time the United Nations has used unmanned surveillance aircraft in its peacekeeping efforts. A fleet of five unarmed drones will help U.N. troops monitor the vast Central African country of 66 million people, which has been plagued by violent militias for decades.
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 11:11:04 -0800
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis and the eight members of his international Council of Cardinals have begun their discussions on specific ways to reorganize the Roman Curia, looking first at the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, the Vatican spokesman said.
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 11:00:14 -0800