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2013-01-07 08:29:50

NEW YORK, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Spine Africa Project (SAP) has appointed Dr. Denis Mukwege, MD, as Vice President, and Dr. Roger Luhiriri, MD, as Executive Director. Drs. Mukwege and Luhiriri have been influential in raising international awareness of health issues and human rights violations in the regions of the eastern Congo. Their advocacy will bolster the efforts of the Project to raise funds to provide medical outreach and training and to build education...

2012-11-20 12:26:16

This week's fighting in Goma the latest in staggering increase in violence BOSTON, Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Communities in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are being preyed on mercilessly by rebel groups and local militias, as well as their own government's troops and officials, in a vicious cycle of exploitation and abuse according to a new report by international agency Oxfam. The report is launched as fight engulfs the town of Goma in North Kivu, displacing...

2012-09-24 06:21:42

GlobalECHO Foundation's Blended Approach to Investing and Philanthropy Leverages the Power of Wall Street to do Good NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The GlobalECHO Foundation (www.globalechofoundation.org), a 501©(3) charitable foundation dedicated to providing innovative funding solutions to many of the challenges facing the world community, yesterday announced its commitment to provide funding support to the Panzi Hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo....

2012-01-27 23:10:00

V-Day and the Fondation Panzi celebrate the first graduating class of City of Joy in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo Bukavu, DRC (PRWEB) January 27, 2012 Tomorrow, Saturday, January 28, V-Day and the Fondation Panzi (DRC), will celebrate the first graduating class of City of Joy in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). City of Joy, a revolutionary community for women survivors of gender violence, opened its doors to the pilot class of 42 women this summer. This first class has...

2011-08-15 12:58:00

-- Gold production is on schedule for Q4 2011 at Banro's first mine on the Twangiza/Namoya gold belt in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (the "DRC") -- Twangiza's Q4 gold pour will represent the first new commercial gold mine in the DRC in over half a century TORONTO, Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Banro Corporation ("Banro" or the "Company") (NYSE AMEX - "BAA") (TSX - "BAA") is pleased to report that construction of its...

2011-06-13 09:00:00

TORONTO, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Banro Corporation ("Banro" or the "Company") (NYSE AMEX:BAA) (TSX:BAA) is pleased to announce that the Banro Foundation, a charity in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (the "DRC"), has led the effort to raise $80,000 for the world-renowned Panzi Hospital in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (the "DRC"). A general referral hospital located in the city of Bukavu, the Panzi has earned a global reputation in the field of medical care...

2011-02-04 11:44:00

BUKAVU, Congo, Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- V-Day and the Fondation Panzi (DRC), with support from UNICEF, announce today the opening of City of Joy, a revolutionary new community for women survivors of gender violence in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). City of Joy will provide up to 180 Congolese women a year with an opportunity to benefit from group therapy; self-defense training; comprehensive sexuality education (covering HIV/AIDS, family planning); economic...

2010-12-06 07:00:00

TORONTO, Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ - Banro Corporation ("Banro" or the "Company") (NYSE AMEX - "BAA"; TSX - "BAA") is pleased to report that the Banro Foundation, a registered charity in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (the "DRC"), has officially handed over to the community of Luhwindja in the South Kivu province of the DRC the new Chiburhi Primary School. The project was financed and built by the Banro Foundation using local contractors and labour. Luhwindja is located near Banro's...

2010-10-05 07:00:00

TORONTO, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Banro Corporation ("Banro" or the "Company") (NYSE AMEX - "BAA"; TSX - "BAA") reports that on September 27, 2010 the Company, together with DRC government leaders, South Kivu provincial government officials and local community leaders, celebrated construction of the Company's Twangiza gold mine with a ground breaking ceremony at the plant site. The Company's wholly-owned gold plant is scheduled to begin production in the fourth quarter of 2011. Among...

2010-07-26 07:00:00

TORONTO, July 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Banro Corporation ("Banro" or the "Company") (NYSE AMEX - "BAA"; TSX - "BAA") is pleased to announce that the reconditioned gold processing plant, which the Company acquired in Australia for re-assembly at its wholly-owned Twangiza gold project in South Kivu Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (the "DRC"), has begun arriving at the Twangiza site. The entire plant, which is being transported by truck from Mombasa, Kenya in 140 - 40 foot...