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2014-07-16 08:26:59

KINDU, Democratic Republic Of The Congo, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It is estimated that 25 percent of Congolese adults have sickle cell anemia trait, a debilitating disease of the blood transmitted genetically to newborn children. Of the 50,000 Congolese children born annually with sickle cell, 75 percent will die before age two. Support from the Gertler Family Foundation [http://www.gertlerfamilyfoundation.org ] (GFF) is saving the lives of hundreds of these children and...

2014-07-03 08:24:22

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic Of The Congo, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kitoko Food Farm [http://kitoko-food.com ] has showcased its innovative model for agriculture development in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to the Africa Progress Panel [http://africaprogresspanel.org ] (APP). Chaired by Kofi Annan, the APP visited the DRC to discuss its recently released 2014 Progress Report Grain, Fish, Money....

2014-06-30 12:23:18

DR Congo imposes tough visa restrictions on Rwandans that will affect over 36,000 travelers who cross the border daily RUBAVU, Rwanda, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) this week introduced a new Visa policy targeting Rwandans, which regional officials say affects more than 36,000 travelers from both Countries who cross the border daily. The abrupt visa changes include three new categories; $30 per year will be charged on Rwandan students...

2014-06-20 08:23:45

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of the Congo, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Gertler Family Foundation [http://www.gertlerfamilyfoundation.org ] (GFF) has distributed three tons of emergency humanitarian supplies to some of the most vulnerable among the more than 130,000 Congolese recently expelled from neighboring Republic of Congo. During the past seven weeks, government authorities in Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of Congo, have daily forced out of the...

2014-06-17 12:23:33

LONDON, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Central Africa Mining Report Q3 2014http://www.reportbuyer.com/industry_manufacturing/mining/central_africa_mining_report_q3_2013_1.html Includes 3 FREE quarterly updatesCentral Africa's mining sector is set to follow much of the continent by developing its substantial mineral wealth. The region is still far from achieving its full potential, but these recent developments could indicate a...

2014-06-12 16:24:50

LONDON, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Gertler Family Foundation (GFF) has supported the participation by HOLD-DRC, a charity which assists abandoned teenage girls who become mothers as a result of rape in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), in the first Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in London #TimeToAct. HOLD-DRC (Humanitarian Organization for Lasting Development) runs a comprehensive programme of support for hundreds of girls and young women, with grant...

2014-06-10 20:21:13

LONDON, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SOCO International plc (SOCO) has agreed with WWF in a joint statement to commit not to undertake or commission any exploratory or other drilling within Virunga National Park unless UNESCO and the DRC government agree that such activities are not incompatible with its World Heritage status. This was agreed jointly in mediation through the UK National Contact Point (NCP) for the OECD Guidelines. We will complete our existing operational...

diabetes two meals per day
2014-05-17 06:15:29

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The prevailing wisdom for those with Type 2 diabetes is to eat three to six small meals a day in order to keep blood glucose (BG) levels even, instead of spiking as it does with fewer, or more irregular, meals. A new study from the Diabetes Centre, Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Prague, Czech Republic, however, reveals that two large meals – breakfast and lunch (with the same calorie count as the six smaller meals)...

2014-05-09 12:21:59

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fleurette Group is pleased to note the first quarter 2014 production numbers for Mutanda Mining SARL ("MUMI"). During the first quarter MUMI produced 47,100 tonnes of copper metal and 3,300 tonnes of cobalt. This is an increase of 58% for copper and 18% for cobalt, compared to the first quarter of 2013. For 2013, production of copper was 150,600 tonnes and cobalt production was 13,700 tonnes. MUMI...

2014-05-07 16:30:33

LONDON, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Central Africa Mining Report Q3 2014http://www.reportbuyer.com/industry_manufacturing/mining/central_africa_mining_report_q3_2013_1.htmlIncludes 3 FREE quarterly updatesCentral Africa's mining sector is set to follow much of the continent by developing its substantial mineral wealth. The region is still far from achieving its full potential, but these recent developments could indicate a...


Latest Democratic Republic of the Congo Reference Libraries

What Mokele-mbembe may resemble
2014-01-22 09:23:01

Mokele-mbembe is a legendary creature said to inhabit the Congo river Basin, mainly in Lake Tele. It likes the deep water and according to folklore, it haunts river bends. Its name means “one who stops the flow of rivers”, and depending on the story, it has been described as a live creature or a spirit. According to some, it has been portrayed as a sauropod, similar to the well known Brachiosaurus with a very long neck and tail and a small head. Other descriptions represent it...

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Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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