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DR Congo: Citizens Call On Floribert Anziluni To Contest For The Upcoming Election

At least 48 organizations and citizen movements are calling on Floribert Anziluni, coordinator of the Filimbi citizen movement, to run for president scheduled for December 2023 in the DRC. The announcement was made this weekend in Kinshasa. In a statement read to the press, these organizations and citizen movements, under the platform “Alternative for a …

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DR Congo: Kakobola Hydroelectric Power Station Project Progresses, Set To Supply Electricity To Key Towns In Kwilu Province

Olivier Mwenze Mukaleng, Minister of Water Resources and Electricity presented to the Council of Ministers the state of progress of the process of construction of transmission lines and distribution networks associated with the Kakobola hydroelectric power station in Kwilu province. On this occasion, Olivier Mwenze Mukaleng recalled that the concerted action between the Ministries of …

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DR Congo: Wrestlers Combine Magic And Combat In Over-The-Top “Catch-Fetiche” Matches

There has been a power cut, and under moonlight in a poor quarter of DR Congo’s capital, wrestler Maitresse Libondans explains how she invokes her ancestors to cast spells that rout her opponents. “I research the fetish,” says the 28-year-old, a figure wearing a dramatic red wig ahead of her fight and holding a cane …

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African Mineral Development to Play Key Role in Chinese Economy

As the global energy transition continues to gain traction, the procurement of critical minerals and materials needed to develop solar panels, wind turbines, electric vehicle (EV) batteries, and other renewable technologies has brought growing international attention to developing Africa’s resources. Currently, China dominates global critical mineral supply chains and accounts for approximately 60% of global …

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DR Congo: Imminent Resumption Of Work On The Bangoka Air Terminal In Kisangani And Rehabilitation Of The Airstrip At Kolwezi Airport

The President of the Republic, Félix Tshisekedi, returned, during the Council of Ministers of July 21, to the need to finalize certain urgent files, in particular that of the works of two markers of tributaries of the Régie des Voies Fluviales (RVF) in Kindu and Kongolo. This should allow the revival and securing of river …

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DR Congo: IX Games Of La Francophonie; 100 Buses Made Available To Athletes And Dedicated Lanes To Improve Traffic Flow

The question relating to the mobility of athletes during the IX Games of La Francophonie scheduled for July 28 to August 6, 2023 has been taken care of by the authorities of the Democratic Republic of Congo. According to Isidore Kwanja, director of the National Commission for the IX Games of La Francophonie, 100 buses …

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DR Congo: Here Is The Battery Of The Government’s Urgent Measures To Stop The Depreciation Of The Congolese Franc On The Foreign Exchange Market

For almost two weeks, the National Executive has been holding multiple meetings around the sole subject of the overheating observed in the foreign exchange market. On the one hand, the Congolese franc is constantly depreciating and on the other, the king dollar is becoming rare. A conjunction that currently explains the overheating on the foreign …

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DR Congo: PDL-145T; The Minister Of Planning Receives Assurances From UNDP On The Implementation Of A Works Acceleration Plan

During a working stay in New York, the Minister of State in charge of Planning, Judith Suminwa Tuluka was received at the office of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) where she spoke with Rania Hadra, member of the Supervision and Support Team at the Regional Office for Africa. The Local Development Program of the …

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DR Congo: 7 More Days For The Filing Of Candidacies, Elections 2023; The Republican Opposition Calls On The Political Class To Seize The Opportunity Offered To Them In Order To Finalize Everything

Seven days have just been added, starting this Sunday, July 16, 2023, for the filing of candidacies for the next elections across the Republic. This CENI measure, which has seen less enthusiasm in the various BRTCs since the launch of the operation on June 20, comes some 5 months before the elections scheduled for December. …

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DR Congo: IX Games Of La Francophonie; Muyaya, Kabulo And Kwandja Call For General Mobilization!

*Appointment confirmed. Decor planted. Security provisions ensured. Countdown started. Well, Kinshasa is already vibrating to the rhythm of the IX Games of La Francophonie, scheduled from July 28 to August 06, 2023. Almost ten days before the start of hostilities, the Government of the DR. Congo, following the firm instructions issued by the President of …

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