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Stanis Bujakera: Congolese journalist convicted of spreading false information to be freed

Congolese journalist Stanis Bujakera was set to be freed soon after a court found him guilty and sentenced him Monday to six months in prison for spreading false information among other charges, according to media freedom group Reporters Without Borders. He was expected to be released hours or days after the verdict, having already served …

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Congolese creatives aim for renaissance of African storytelling

In the streets, in theatres or at home in Congo, a group of creatives is working to bring storytelling to life.  A resource center in Pointe-Noire, the Country’s economic capital, which trains and equips storytellers has been established. On one evening, Nkombo, a comedian is sharing a story with a small but enthusiastic audience. ”I …

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Congo sends its first shipment of liquefied natural gas to Italy

The African nation of Congo became the latest exporter of liquefied natural gas on Tuesday by starting production of the first cargo, a year after Italian energy company ENI launched the Congo LNG project with local partners. The first cargo ship loaded with LNG will head to the Italian regasification plant in the Tuscan town …

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The United States tells Rwanda and Congo they must ‘walk back from the brink of war’

The United States told Rwanda and Congo on Tuesday that they “must walk back from the brink of war,” the sharpest warning yet of a looming conflict between the African neighbors. U.S. deputy ambassador Robert Wood delivered the warning at an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council called by France as violence has worsened …

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Congolese protest against West, Rwanda in eastern city of Goma

The DRC, the UN and Western countries say Rwanda is supporting rebels in DRC in a bid to control vast mineral resources. Anti-Rwanda demonstrators burned Western countries’ flags on Monday in the city of Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, accusing them of supporting Kigali through the M23 rebels. Fighting between the mostly …

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SGS launches EAC-ready certification scheme for exporters to East Africa

SGS, the world’s testing, inspection and certification company, has announced the launch of a new certification scheme to help exporters succeed in the complex regulatory landscape of the East Africa Community (EAC). SGS EAC-Ready certification is a voluntary certification scheme that simplifies the process for exporters entering markets in the republics of Burundi, Congo, Kenya, …

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Roger Lumbala Set to Face Trial in France.

Former Congolese Militia Leader Roger Lumbala to Face Trial in France for Crimes Against Humanity. In a significant development, French judges, after an extensive investigation, announced on Monday, November 6, their decision to charge and prosecute former Congolese militia leader Roger Lumbala. Lumbala, who led the RCD-N armed group during the Second Congo War, is …

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Congo: Renowned Writer and Politician Henri Lopes Passes Away at 86.

Former Congolese Prime Minister and Prolific Author, Henri Lopes, Passes Away at 86 in France. Prominent writer and former Prime Minister of Congo, Henri Lopes, passed away on Thursday at the age of 86 in France, as confirmed by his family in a statement released in Brazzaville the following day. The accomplished author, hailed as …

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Congo Faces Critical Challenges in Providing Care for Stroke Patients.

Leon Nestor Boucketi lost his ability to speak after suffering a stroke. Nursed by his brother who also speaks on his behalf, the former professional footballer is now undergoing rehabilitation. “He lost his voice 100%, and when we arrived at the Adolph Sice hospital, we were told that it wasn’t a case that should be …

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Mango Initiates Online Sales Expansion, Targeting Entry into Twenty New Markets

European Fashion Leader Mango Rapidly Expands Online Presence, Entering Over 20 New Markets Mango, a prominent player in the European fashion industry, is making significant strides in international expansion by introducing its online business to more than 20 new markets. This year alone, the company has launched its e-commerce platform for its Woman, Man, Teen, …

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