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2014-10-07 08:28:22

KISANGANI, Democratic Republic of the Congo, October 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - One hundred albino children received free photochromic eyeglasses from Hopital du Cinquantenaire de Kisangani (HCK), the Gertler Family Foundation's [http://www.gertlerfamilyfoundation.org ] (GFF) signature healthcare project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today. The eyeglass distribution ceremony is part of a multifaceted HCK project to help provide medical and other services to...

2014-09-23 12:24:07

--GlobalECHO Foundation Provides Funding Support for Critical Regional Health Facility-- WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The GlobalECHO Foundation (www.globalechofoundation.org) , a 501©(3) charitable foundation dedicated to providing innovative funding solutions to challenges facing the world community, and the renowned Panzi Hospital and Foundation (www.panzihospital.org, www.panzifoundation.org ) today announced the installation of a dynamic solar powered,...

2014-09-16 04:20:33

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, September 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Key Points: - Exploration of the unexplored Northern end of the concession commenced. Early indications are of further high-grade mineralisation. - Extension of mineralisation identified by geochemical sampling in existing exploration area. Early indications show the mineralisation is larger than previously identified. Fleurette Group...

2014-09-08 12:33:56

Money-saving strategies such as infrastructure-sharing and tower-sharing agreements will be pivotal to market success CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The mobile communications markets of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Ethiopia are still underdeveloped. While the population densities of both countries are among the highest in Sub-Saharan Africa, their active mobile penetration rates in 2013 were 36.4 percent and 24.1 percent respectively, well...

2014-08-13 04:21:03

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, August 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fleurette Group is pleased to announce the second quarter 2014 operating results for Mutanda Mining SARL ("MUMI"). Highlights - Q2 production of 51,500 tonnes - Total first half production of 98,600 tonnes - Mumi has now reached capacity production rate of 200,000 tonnes copper per year, reflecting $1.8 billion investment made by shareholders -...

2014-08-07 04:21:04

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, August 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - Oil of DRCongo completes analysis of first and second phase seismic campaign - Total investment in project of $75 million - Seismic results indicate c. 3 billion barrels of oil in place Oil of DRCongo, the Fleurette Group's oil exploration subsidiary, today announces an update of the interpretation of the recently processed 3D seismic surveys acquired in...

2014-07-28 00:20:17

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic Of The Congo, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- President Joseph Kabila furthered his commitment to eradicating the systemic problem of sexual violence and the recruitment of children into armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) by nominating Jeanine Mabunda Lioko as his special representative. Sexual violence and the recruitment of children into armed groups have plagued the DRC, particularly the war-torn east, for the past decade....

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...


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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
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.