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2012-02-14 12:17:00

NEW YORK, LONDON, THE HAGUE, Netherlands and TUNIS, Tunisia, Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ContourGlobal announced today that it has been awarded the 2011 Africa Power Deal of the Year by Euromoney's Project Finance magazine for its $142 million KivuWatt project, which was signed in August 2011 and reached financial closing in December 2011. Representatives from ContourGlobal and the KivuWatt lending group accepted the award on behalf of the project at the annual Euromoney Project Finance...

African Volcano Erupts With Impressive Show
2011-11-09 09:59:56

Africa´s most active volcano Nyamuragira, located in the Democratic Republic of Congo, erupted last weekend throwing off clouds of ash and orange smoke, AFP reports. Located in the eastern areas of Virunga National Park, the volcano continues to erupt but was not considered a threat to locals or to the mountain gorillas living in the park, said Congo´s Center for Research and Natural Sciences. “A fountain of lava, smoke and ash came out of a fissure on the side” of...

2011-08-25 10:23:00

NEW YORK, LONDON, THE HAGUE, Netherlands, and TUNIS, Tunisia, Aug. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ContourGlobal announced today that it has signed agreements for a loan facility of $91.25 million with the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund, Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO), the African Development Bank, and Belgian Investment Company for Developing Countries NV/SA (BIO) to support completion of Phase I of the company's KivuWatt project, an integrated methane gas extraction and...

2011-06-28 00:00:31

Anthony Vodacek, a scientist specializing in remote sensing at Rochester Institute of Technology, is leading a two-year survey of the Lake Kivu system to collect scientific measurements for benchmarking hazards threatening the region's biodiversity. A $350,000 grant from the MacArthur Foundation is supporting the multidisciplinary effort. (PRWEB) June 27, 2011 Mountain gorillas and freshwater cichlids in the western branch of the East African rift valley depend on the same fragile...

2011-05-04 16:08:00

NEW YORK and WASHINGTON, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ContourGlobal announced today that the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) has issued an investment guarantee supporting the company's $142 million KivuWatt project, an integrated methane gas extraction and production facility and associated 25 MW power plant located on Lake Kivu in Kibuye, Rwanda. The combined project will remove otherwise hazardous methane gas trapped in the waters of Lake Kivu, and process the gas to use...

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2011-03-22 14:05:00

National Geographic writer Michael Finkel has written a special piece about a team of seismologists and their exploration of the Nyiragongo Volcano in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  The setting of the report lies in its vivid painting of a team passionate about exploring this volcano, which threatens about a million people who live 12 miles south in the city of Goma. Finkel describes the efforts taken to gain a better understanding of Nyiragongo and its future impact on the...

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2010-01-22 11:30:00

On January 2, Mount Nyamulagira in the Democratic Republic of Congo erupted, spewing lava from its southern flank and raising concerns that the 100 000 people in the town of Sake could be under threat. Fears were also triggered in Goma as rumors circulated that an eruption was imminent at the nearby Nyiragongo volcano, which devastated the city in 2002. Following the eruption, scientists and local authorities have been using a long series of space images from ESA's Envisat, together with...

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2010-01-05 07:35:00

The Virunga National Park, home to 200 of the world's 720 mountain gorillas, is in the path of molten hot lava spewing from a volcano that has erupted in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The park is also home to elephants, hippos and buffalo, along with a range of reptiles and birds. It's said lava from Mount Nyamuragira began picking up speed when it hit the steep ground near the national park. The volcano is 22 kilometers from the provincial capital Goma, which it last threatened...

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2009-11-16 15:17:36

RIT professor organizes workshop in Rwanda to grapple with the problem of Lake Kivu A dangerous level of carbon dioxide and methane gas haunts Lake Kivu, the freshwater lake system bordering Rwanda and the Republic of Congo. Scientists can't say for sure if the volatile mixture at the bottom of the lake will remain still for another 1,000 years or someday explode without warning. In a region prone to volcanic and seismic activity, the fragility of Lake Kivu is a serious matter. Compounding...

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2009-05-08 10:18:20

Two volcanoes near a major city in eastern Congo have begun showing evidence of intense volcanic activity - tremors, pools of lava and plumes of smoke - causing some residents flee the area, MSNBC reported. Scientists who visited the two volcanic peaks of Nyiragongo and Nyamulagira said on Thursday the volcanoes could be near eruption and would threaten Goma, a city with a population of more than half a million people. Dieudonne Wafula, the head of Goma's Volcanological Observatory, said the...