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Angola’s Path Forward for Security and Economic Development: Weapons Management and Humanitarian Demining

The United States is helping the Angolan National Police (ANP) to improve the physical infrastructure of their weapon storage facilities and train police to manage the stockpiles

Angola greatly benefitted from the 2002 peace agreement ending its 27-year civil war, but the remaining poor security of government stockpiles of weapons and ammunition could still threaten its people. After the civil war, the military and police were left not only with a massive surplus of small arms and…

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President Lourenço of Angola to attend Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) 2019 in Malabo to push for partnerships on Angola’s gas monetization

President’s Lourenço active participation in this year’s summit reflects the growing importance of the natural gas sector to his administration’s long-term plan

In a major development for the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF), President João Lourenço of Angola will attend and address the fifth annual summit, hosted by Equatorial Guinea as part of its “Year of Energy.” Angola joined the GECF as an observing member in November 2018. President’s Lourenço active participation…

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Ministerial gathering to shape Africa’s health agenda opens in Brazzaville

Sixty-ninth session of the World Health Organization Regional Committee for Africa

The 69th session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee for Africa opened today in Brazzaville, with Congolese President Denis Sassou-Nguesso calling for stronger health systems, concrete action on counterfeit medicine and universal access to health care. The Congolese leader drew attention to ongoing health development initiatives in his…

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USAID Administrator Mark Green's Meetings in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The meetings addressed efforts to further engage Ebola-affected communities in the response

The following is attributable to Spokesperson Tom Babington: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green visited Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on August 18 and met with NGO partners, UN leadership, and other donor representatives to discuss the response to the ongoing Ebola outbreak. The…

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Displaced by DR Congo violence, survivors’ testimonies highlight brutality of armed militia

Severe underfunding for aid work and insecurity involving the Hema and Lendu groups have meant that increasing numbers are vulnerable

Two months since hundreds of thousands of people fled violence in north-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), UN humanitarians warned on Friday that armed militia continue to make their safe return impossible.  Briefing journalists in Geneva, UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) Spokesperson Babar Baloch, said that staff had heard numerous…

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Republic of Congo National Day Statement

The United States and the Republic of Congo share a relationship of strong cooperation on trade and investment

On behalf of the United States, I congratulate the people of the Republic of Congo as you celebrate the 59th anniversary of your independence. The United States and the Republic of Congo share a relationship of strong cooperation on trade and investment, combatting trafficking in persons, and advancing sustainable economic…

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Oyo Discovery is a Game Changer for Congo and the African Continent

Congo has 2 billion barrels of proven oil reserves from about 20 fields being exploited and about 10 permits granted and waiting to be developed

The recent onshore discovery made in the Delta de la Cuvette deposit in the Republic of Congo is a game changer for Congo and Africa. The discovery was announced on August 10th by SARPD Oil and PEPA, a Congolese consortium working as operators on the Block. Early projections indicate that…

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Burundi launches ebola vaccination campaign for health and front-line workers

The vaccine is used for humanitarian purposes to protect people most at risk of an Ebola outbreak

On 13th August, the Ministry of Public Health and AIDS Control kicked off the vaccination campaign for front-line staff against the Ebola virus disease. The campaign started at the Gatumba entry point at the Border with the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Ebola vaccination campaign is part of Burundi's preparation…

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Turning Communities into Partners in the Fight Against Ebola

WHO supports the Ebola response in Bundibugyo through the provision of Ebola Treatment Centres including treatment kits

Kambayaya Tembo lives in the Bundibugyo District, Uganda. He rushed to his family when his wife, Florence, called with the terrible news that his brother had died in their house. His first instruction to her was to keep the children away from the body – no one should touch it.…

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Government & UNHCR cooperation on health to affected populations: Case of Lunda Norte, Angola

Promoting good collaboration with local government is important

Present in more than 134 countries, the UN Refugee Agency works closely with host governments to protect and assist refugees and to find long-term solutions to their problems. Even before UNHCR and other relief organizations are on the scene, host communities are the first provider of support to refugees and…