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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...

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...


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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
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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