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2011-10-04 07:00:00

Thomas Guerriero, CEO of WMX Group, Inc. Announces Former Consul To The Democratic Republic Of Congo & President Of The HAB Foundation, Henri-Alain Baniakina To The Board Of Directors. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) October 04, 2011 Thomas Guerriero, CEO of WMX Group, Inc. (WEX on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange) parent company to The World Mercantile Exchange has introduced former Consul to the Democratic Republic of Congo and current President of the HAB Foundation, Henri-Alain Baniakina to the...

2011-05-12 00:00:46

On May 12 at 11 am, His Excellency, Minister Henri DJOMBO, the Minister of Environment for the Republic of Congo, will hold a briefing on the May 31-June 3 summit in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo of the major rainforest regions in Africa, Latin America and Asia. This summit, hosted by the Republic of Congo, will bring together representatives of the world's three major tropical rainforest regions: the Congo Basin in Central Africa, the Amazon Basin of South America and the Mekong-Borneo...

2010-03-22 11:10:00

LOS ANGELES, March 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Actor, director and advocate Ben Affleck today announced the launch of the Eastern Congo Initiative (ECI), an advocacy and grant-making initiative with the mission of helping the Congolese people support local community-based approaches that create a sustainable and successful society in the long-troubled region. ECI is the first U.S. based advocacy and grant-making initiative wholly focused on working with and for the people of eastern Congo. In...

2009-11-11 17:13:27

Geochemical analysis of rare ancient soil produces new paleoclimate data The Congo Basin "” with its massive, lush tropical rain forest "” was far different 150 million to 200 million years ago. At that time Africa and South America were part of the single continent Gondwana. The Congo Basin was arid, with a small amount of seasonal rainfall, and few bushes or trees populated the landscape, according to a new geochemical analysis of rare ancient soils. The geochemical analysis...

2009-10-05 15:19:00

SEATTLE, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The founders of HEAL Africa (www.healafrica.org), a nonprofit organization that provides holistic healing including urgent care medical services and community development support for the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo, are conducting a seven-city tour of the U.S. to share the work of HEAL Africa in the midst of the of war in Congo. HEAL Africa's approach to healing conflict has helped nearly 200,000 women and families recover from rape,...

2009-10-01 09:35:00

Sassou-Nguesso: 'Our Forests Have International Usefulness, Climate Change Biggest Challenge Humanity Ever Confronted' WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Denis Sassou-Nguesso of the Republic of Congo urged developed nations to include the fragile Congo Basin ecosystem, which makes up one-quarter of the world's tropical forests, in climate change talks at the International Conservation Caucus Foundation's Summit on the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP) yesterday....

2009-09-10 08:44:00

BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Denis Sassou Nguesso, President of the Republic of Congo, has been named the lead spokesperson for the African Union on climate change. The appointment was made at the AU's Special Summit in Tripoli, Libya last week. President Sassou will address the United Nations General Assembly on September 22nd on the impact of climate change on Africa and regional efforts to ensure global sustainability. Sassou will also...

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2009-01-19 15:05:58

Govenrment officials said on Monday that logging must stop on nearly 13 million hectares of forest in the Democratic Republic of Congo, after a government review canceled nearly 60 percent of the vast country's timber contracts. The Congo is home to the second largest tropical forest in the world after the Amazon. A long-delayed review of 156 logging deals aimed at stamping out corruption in the sector and enforcing minimum legal and environmental standards has finally been completed, Reuters...

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2008-08-07 00:20:00

A government sponsored World Bank review of timber contracts in the Democratic Republic of Congo reported Wednesday that the nation should withdraw more than 75 percent of its logging deals for not meeting standards. The review was an attempt to recover millions of dollars in lost tax revenue and set the corruption-prone business straight. The working group is reviewing the legal and technical aspects of 156 logging contracts, most of which were enacted during the 1998-2003 war or in its...

2006-08-01 06:54:14

KINSHASA (Reuters) - A Congolese opposition party and former rebel group on Tuesday denounced what it called widespread fraud in the country's historic elections and said it could challenge the results if this was not rectified. "These irregularities are so significant that they distort the results of the vote across the national territory," the Congolese Rally for Democracy (RCD), whose presidential candidate is ex-rebel chief Azarias Ruberwa, said in a statement.


Latest Republic of the Congo Reference Libraries

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2007-01-02 11:00:22

The western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) is a subspecies of the western gorilla (Gorilla gorilla). It lives in montane, primary, and secondary forests and lowland swamps. It is found throughout all or parts of Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon. Of all gorillas it is the least endangered and is the gorilla usually found in zoos. The western lowland gorilla eats plants and, occasionally, insects....

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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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