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African solidarity for Sahel countries and Horn of Africa urgedThe Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations | 27 Apr 2012
Speaking at the opening of FAO's 27th Regional Conference Republic of the Congo President Denis Sassou Nguesso made a "vibrant appeal" for Africa to show solidarity with countries in the African Sahel region and the Horn of Africa where millions of people are currently facing a food crisis.
DRC Cassava Farmers Reap Rewards from New Methodsips.org | 26 Apr 2012
KIKWIT, DR Congo, Apr 25 (IPS) – Farmers in the Democratic Republic of Congo are embracing a new variety of cassava which, in combination with improved agricultural techniques, easily outperforms yields from other popular types of this important crop.Cassava is a staple food in many parts of...
FIP Pilot Country Meeting Evaluates REDD+ Initiativesbiodiversity-l.iisd.org | 25 Apr 2012
The third meeting of pilot countries participating in the Forest Investment Program (FIP) brought together representatives from Brazil, Burkina Faso, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Indonesia, Laos, Mexico and Peru to discuss the REDD+ policies implementation in their countries, as well as innovative approaches to promote mitigation through reducing pressure over natural forests.
Le choléra, une menace permanente en Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centrefr.allafrica.com | 06 Mar 2012
Un des plus grandes épidémies de choléra en Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre de ces dernières années est arrivée à terme, même sil faut rappeler que beaucoup reste à faire avant la prochaine saison des pluies. Au total, 105.248 cas de choléra ont été signalés dans 17 pays en 2011 et 2.898 personnes...
Burkina Faso, DRC and Ghana to attend FIP pilot country meetingAfrican Development Bank | 23 Feb 2012
On 2-3 April 2012, Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of Congo and Ghana will join other countries from around the world participating in the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) Forest Investment Program (FIP) in Brasilia, Brazil, for their third annual FIP pilot country meeting. As an implementing agent of the CIF, the African Development Bank (AfDB) will also attend.
World: 2011 - A Year of Weather Extremes, with More to Comefeedproxy.google.com | 01 Feb 2012
Source: InterPress Third World News Agency Country: World, Australia, Brazil, Djibouti, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mexico, Philippines (the),...
allAfrica.com: Congo-Kinshasa: Les habitants de Goma expos's ? des maladies hydriquesfr.allafrica.com | 23 Jan 2012
Il est 6 heures du matin à Himbi, quartier qui longe le lac Kivu aux abords de Goma, dans le Nord-Kivu, en RDC. Hommes, femmes et jeunes filles viennent s'approvisionner en eau à la "plage du peuple", un des plus grands points de puisage d'eau de Goma. De nombreux habitants de Keshero, Katindo, Himbi, Majengo et autres quartiers non desservis en eau potable parcourent de très longues distances pour venir chercher de l'eau.
SOUTHERN AFRICA: Floods leave Angolan returnees strandedIRIN News | 06 Jan 2012
JOHANNESBURG 06 January 2012 (IRIN) - Several thousand Angolan returnees from the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are stranded by floods in northeastern Angola. They are among the first casualties of what promises to be a very wet rainy season in parts of southern Africa.
Forest communities in Burkina Faso, Ghana and DRC to benefit from dedicated CIF grantAfrican Development Bank | 23 Nov 2011
The USD 50 million mechanism aims to help enhance the capacity of indigenous peoples and local communities to participate fully, effectively and continuously in FIP pilot country REDD+ activities. A global component will focus on knowledge management bringing together indigenous peoples groups and local communities from FIP pilot and other countries to exchange good practices and lessons learned on how to effectively address REDD+.
DRC: Moved on to a minefieldIRIN News | 05 Apr 2011
More than 1,000 people in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have been forced to move to a suspected minefield because the authorities want to build shops and restaurants on the site of their old homes.
DRC: New rules for minersIRIN News | 18 Mar 2011
Various stakeholders in the Democratic Republic of Congos mining sector have signed a code of conduct designed to reduce fraud and increase transparency in an industry that has played a key role in the armed violence that has ravaged the east of the country for years, but there is still concern about illegal mining and the militarys role.
Nile Basin Countries Hopeful Framework Pact To Be SignedAfricaFiles | 05 Mar 2011
There are only two months left for The Nile Basin upstream states to convince Egypt, Sudan, Burundi and The Democratic Republic of Congo to sign the Nile Basin Cooperative Framework Agreement, which would guarantee water security for all nations who receive water via the Nile River.
BBC News - Kenya and DR Congo to probe gold smugglingBBC World Service | 04 Mar 2011
Kenya and the Democratic Republic of Congo have agreed to jointly investigate the illegal gold trade. Congolese officials see Kenya as a major hub in the illegal gold trade, which fuels DR Congo's 15-year conflict.
ENERGY-DR CONGO: Small Is Beautiful; And Electrifyingips.org | 25 Feb 2011
While discussion of hydroelectric power on the Congo River is dominated by the massive Grand Inga project and the dream of power for the entire continent, construction of a series of smaller dams to benefit local communities may produce tangible results much more quickly.
DRC Establishing Capacity for Core Public Managementfeedproxy.google.com | 09 Feb 2011
The DRC is a country struggling to emerge from more than a decade of conflict, and has formidable governance challenges. Despite its vast reserves of natural resources, including cobalt, copper, coltan, gold and diamonds, as well being home to the second most powerful potential source of...