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Climate action now! Activists hold widespread actions in Africa, in solidarity with Global Climate Strikes

The events took place in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Togo, Uganda, Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria

On Friday, environmental activists and citizens across the continent took part in a host of events, in solidarity with the Global climate strikes, highlighting the need for urgent climate action. The events took place in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Togo, Uganda, Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria. While the events addressed…

Source: Human Rights Watch (HRW) |

DR Congo: New Findings on Prison Mass Rape

Full investigation needed into ignored riot warnings, sexual violence

Democratic Republic of Congo authorities have made no apparent progress investigating the September 2020 prison riot at Kasapa Central Prison in Lubumbashi, Human Rights Watch said. For three days, inmates repeatedly raped several dozen female detainees, including a teenage girl. The authorities should provide survivors with adequate medical care and mental…

Liquid Intelligent Technologies
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Liquid Intelligent Technologies connects the Democratic Republic of Congo and Congo Brazzaville with high-speed connectivity using wireless optical communication technology

This high-capacity link is expected to bring down the cost of broadband access for millions of people

Africa’s leading technology group, Liquid Intelligent Technologies (Liquid.Tech), is now delivering affordable high-speed connectivity to communities in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) using state-of-the-art Wireless Optical Communication technology (WOC) from Project Taara at X, Alphabet’s moonshot factory. This achievement marks a robust high-capacity communications bridge between Kinshasa and Congo…

Source: Human Rights Watch (HRW) |

DR Congo: Massacres Persist Despite Martial Law

At least 739 civilians killed in Ituri, North Kivu Provinces since May

Attacks on civilians by armed groups have continued in two conflict-ridden provinces of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo since the government imposed martial law in May 2021, Human Rights Watch said. Various armed groups, some unidentified, have killed at least 672 civilians, while Congolese security forces have killed 67 civilians, in Ituri…

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Human Rights Abuses Intensifying in Eastern DR Congo - UNHCR

An alarming number of human rights abuses have been carried out against civilians this year by armed groups in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said on Friday

In the two most affected provinces of North Kivu and Ituri, UNHCR and its partners recorded more than 1,200 civilian deaths and 1,100 rapes, constituting a total of 25,000 human rights abuses.  Speaking in Geneva, UNHCR spokesperson Boris Cheshirkov said the violence “continues to cost lives and drive people from their homes”.   Host families ‘exhausted’  In…

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Central Africa Boosts Participation at USAEF 2021: Chad, Congo-Brazzaville, DRC and Equatorial Guinea Confirm Ministerial Delegations

The two-day event will promote partnership, investment and licensing opportunities in selected African nations to U.S. operators, finance firms and service providers

Ministerial delegations from Chad, Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo are confirmed to participate in the first-ever U.S.-Africa Energy Forum (USAEF) 2021 (December 9-10; Houston, Texas); The central African region is endowed with substantial deposits of bauxite, cobalt, platinum-group metals and strategic minerals…

Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

Democratic Republic of the Congo declares meningitis outbreak in north-eastern province

More than 100 patients are already receiving treatment at home and in health centres in Banalia

The Democratic Republic of the Congo has declared an outbreak of meningitis in the north-eastern Tshopo Province where 261 suspected cases and 129 deaths—a high case fatality ratio of 50%—have been reported. Confirmatory tests carried out by the Institut Pasteur in Paris detected Neisseria meningitidis – one of the most…

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Broll anticipates the African real estate market to bounce back by Q1 2023

Broll Property Group presents an in-depth look at the future of the real estate market in Africa over the next decade at the API Summit 2021 as part of its new five-year strategy, plus detailed reports on the emerging markets of Mozambique and the DRC

Leading Pan-African professional real-estate services provider Broll Property Group (www.Broll.com) anticipates the African real estate market to normalise and bounce back to pre-Covid-19 levels by Q1 2023. This is the key message from Broll Group CEO Malcolm Horne, who will deliver a keynote address at the 12th Africa Property Investment…

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FIFA has entrusted the African Union of Broadcasting with the Management of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers Rights in 17 Sub-Saharan countries

The 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification process is a series of tournaments organized by the six FIFA Confederations

As a prelude to the next FIFA World Cup that will take place in 2022, in Qatar, the African Union of Broadcasting (www.uar-AUB.org ) has been handed the Free-To-Air rights for the Qualifying matches in 17 Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, thus making AUB the exclusive Partner for the commercialization of…

Source: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation |

'We are keen to learn from UAE’s economic model', says Minister of Foreign Affairs of Democratic Republic of Congo

He made this statement during his meeting with Humaid Mohammed bin Salem, Secretary-General of the Federation of UAE Chambers of Commerce and Industry

Christophe Lutumdula Apala Pen’Apala, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), highlighted his country’s keenness to learn from the UAE’s economic model, by exchanging knowledge and technical expertise in all areas, most notably in the economy, commerce and administration. He made this…