Africa Oil & Power Conference
Source: Africa Oil & Power Conference |

South Africa’s Former Energy Minister, Jeff Radebe appointed to reassure African counterparts

President Cyril Ramaphosa is determined to assure fellow African countries that the government is taking every necessary step to ensure a safe and secure South Africa

A team of Presidential Special Envoys departed South Africa on Monday to visit Nigeria, Niger, Ghana, Senegal, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia to deliver a message of solidarity from President Cyril Ramaphosa;The Special Envoy consists of South Africa’s former Minister of Energy, Jeff Radebe, Ambassador Kingsley Mmabolo…

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    • The Go.Data makes tracing people possibly exposed to Ebola more discreet and faster, says Léa Kanyere, a contact tracer in Goma
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Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

Speeding up detection to slow down Ebola: Smartphone app is game-changer for contact tracing in hotspots in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Go.Data is a major innovation in outbreak investigation tools for field data collection

Standing in front of her house, Kavira Kasomo chats with Léa Kanyere as if they are old friends. Kanyere shows Kasomo something on her mobile phone that makes her smile. Then Kanyere lends a hand as Kasomo hangs out her laundry. No one around them seems suspicious of Kanyere. The…

Source: Kingdom of Belgium - Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation |

Reynders and De Croo confirm the revitalization of diplomatic relations with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

A Memorandum was concluded allowing for the revival of the cooperation in the field of finance

Before welcoming President Tshisekedi on the occasion of his first official visit to Belgium, Deputy Prime minister and Minister of Foreign affairs Didier Reynders met with his Congolese counterpart Marie Tumba Nzeza at Melsbroek. Today, the two ministers signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the regular holding of bilateral…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) |

Democratic Republic of Congo conducts national consultation on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)

AfCFTA is an important lever to increase the production capacity of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and unlock its commercial potential

By establishing a single market of 1.2 billion individuals representing $ 2.5 trillion of cumulative GDP, the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is an important lever to increase the production capacity of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and unlock its commercial potential. It also offers the prospect of…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

Call for bids - Preventing Sexual Violence in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in 2019/20

The British Embassy Kinshasa is inviting proposals for projects aimed at preventing and responding to sexual violence in conflict in DRC in 2019/20

Details The UK’s Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative (PSVI) aims to address the culture of impunity, ensure more perpetrators are brought to justice and provide better support for survivors. To do this, we are supporting the International Protocol on the Documentation and Investigation of Sexual Violence in Conflict, campaigning to raise awareness, rallying…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

Secretary Azar to Lead U.S. Delegation to Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda and Uganda Regarding Ebola Outbreak

The ongoing Ebola outbreak in the DRC shows that deadly infectious diseases have the potential to endanger lives and disrupt economies, travel, and livelihoods

In the coming days, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar will lead a delegation on behalf of the Trump administration to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Rwanda, and Uganda regarding one of the most serious global health challenges facing the world right now: the Ebola outbreak in…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

U.S. - Southern African Development Community (SADC) Partnership yields historic export of Hybrid Maize Seed

The export process offers a path forward for SADC countries to move high-quality seed varieties listed in the SADC Regional Variety Catalogue across borders

Marking an historic milestone in agricultural trade and export, the U.S. government, in partnership with the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Secretariat and the Zambian government formally commissioned today the first hybrid maize seed export from Zambia to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). “It is an honor to be…

Believe in Africa
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Washington braces up for Mega Forum on Making African Trade Easy - Q&A with Angelle Kwemo on Mate 2019

Believe in Africa is a non profit organization created by African diaspora leaders to promote African solutions to African problems

By Ajong Mbapndah L Trade, the African Continental Free Trade Area, Prosper Africa initiative, business networks and more will be in focus during the upcoming Making African Trade Easy Forum organized by Believe in Africa Foundation. Considering that this is the 5th anniversary of Believe in Africa, we decided to…

InvestDRC
Source: InvestDRC |

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President to Host InvestDRC Forum during First South Africa State Visit

InvestDRC will bring together an elite class of ministers and senior level government officials and top executives of private sector companies

As part of President Félix Tshisekedi’s first state visit to South Africa, the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will host its first ever InvestDRC Forum on November 22, 2019 in Johannesburg. Organized under the auspices of the Government of DRC. InvestDRC (www.InvestDRC2019.com) is the premier platform for networking…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Ebola simulation drills in Tanzania trade worry for calm at border entry points

The drills indicated an urgent need for a review and reclassification of the standards for each facility

A wooden boat sways idyllically in a marsh of the Malagarasi River where it begins from an eastern mouth of the great Lake Tanganyika, Africa’s deepest lake and the world’s longest lake. Along the river, muscled men pull loaded bicycles under the scorching sun. This port in Ilagala village in…