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2013-05-02 23:01:25

Dikembe Mutombo will be keynote speaker at the Fulbright Academy 2013 Summit in Montego Bay Jamaica and the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation will partner with the Academy at the 2016 Summit in Kinshasa, DRC. Roswell, Georgia (PRWEB) May 02, 2013 The Board of Directors of the Fulbright Academy announced today it will partner with the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation (DMF) on its 2016 Global Health Summit in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The organizations will work together to contribute...

2009-10-29 14:54:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Khaliah Ali, daughter of legendary boxing icon Muhammad Ali, has arrived today in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, to honor the 35th anniversary of the historic 'Rumble in the Jungle' bout between Ali and George Foreman. This marks the first time that an Ali family member has returned to the city where one of sports' most historic events occurred (October 30, 1974). Khaliah began her humanitarian visit to the DRC Oct. 25, in her mission to...

2008-10-02 09:00:04

By MALCOLM RITTER By Malcolm Ritter The Associated Press NEW YORK The AIDS virus has been circulating among people for about 100 years, decades longer than scientists had thought, a new study suggests. Genetic analysis pushes the estimated origin of HIV back to between 1884 and 1924, with a more focused estimate at 1908. Previously, scientists had estimated the origin at around 1930. AIDS wasn't recognized formally until 1981 when it got the attention of public health officials in...

2008-09-25 12:00:43

NEW YORK, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Clinton Global Initiative recognized BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) , a leading global medical technology company, for its commitment to the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation (DMF) to enhance immune system monitoring and healthcare worker safety at the Biamba Marie Mutombo Hospital (BMMH) and Research Center in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. "Under-resourced healthcare systems in Sub-Saharan Africa face fundamental challenges in...

2006-08-23 11:59:27

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - A truce ending clashes between followers of Congo's presidential election rivals brought a tense calm to Kinshasa on Wednesday and diplomats said more confidence building steps were needed to avoid further violence. U.N. and European Union peacekeepers patrolled the sprawling riverside capital to enforce a U.N.-brokered agreement reached on Tuesday between President Joseph Kabila's military commanders and fighters loyal to Vice-President...

2006-08-23 07:24:49

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - U.N. and European Union peacekeepers patrolled Congo's capital Kinshasa on Wednesday as a truce that ended three days of gun battles between rival political factions appeared to be holding. U.N. troops in armored vehicles guarded major intersections in the sprawling riverside city, which was quiet but still on edge after being shaken by artillery, rocket and machine-gun duels since Sunday. The fighting between President Joseph Kabila's...

2006-08-23 05:56:12

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - U.N. peacekeepers in armored vehicles patrolled Congo's capital Kinshasa on Wednesday as a truce that ended three days of fighting between rival political factions appeared to be holding. The riverside city had been shaken by artillery, rocket and machine-gun duels since Sunday between President Joseph Kabila's presidential guard and soldiers loyal to his election rival, former rebel chief Jean-Pierre Bemba. The fighting, which killed at least 10...

2006-08-22 12:56:58

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Soldiers loyal to Congolese President Joseph Kabila and fighters backing his election rival Jean-Pierre Bemba agreed on Tuesday to end days of gunbattles in the capital Kinshasa, U.N. sources said. "They have both agreed to retreat to original positions and then continue talks. We are waiting to see if they take it seriously or not," one U.N. source said after the world body hosted a meeting between the rivals' armed followers. Rocket and small arms fire earlier...


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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
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