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Congolese Hydrocarbons Minister Lauds Angolan Government Reforms, Sonangol During Angola Oil and Gas (AOG) 2021 Conference

Congolese Hydrocarbons Minister Lauds Angolan Government Reforms, Sonangol During Angola Oil and Gas (AOG) 2021 Conference

AFRICA, Africa Oil Week, African Energy Week, Angola, CONGO, ENERGY, Ministry Of Energy and Mineral Development, Oil
Ministers Itoua and Azevedo discussed expanded cooperation between the two oil-producing nations, along with investment promotion strategies LUANDA, Angola, September 9, 2021/ -- H.E. Bruno Jean-Richard Itoua, Congolese Minister of Hydrocarbons, joined H.E. Diamantino Azevedo, Angolan Minister of Mineral Resources, Petroleum and Gas, for a debate at the world-class Angola Oil & Gas 2021 Conference on Thursday; Ministers Itoua and Azevedo discussed expanded cooperation between the two oil-producing nations, along with investment promotion strategies; The high-level ministerial panel kicked off Angola’s largest oil and gas event and was moderated by the African Energy Chamber’s Executive Chairman, NJ Ayuk. H.E. Bruno Jean-Richard Itoua, Minister of Hydrocarbons of the Rep...
AFRICA SOCCER WORLD CUP AFRICAN QUALIFIERS : SADIO MANÉ, SARR INSPIRE SENEGAL TO WIN OVER CONGO

AFRICA SOCCER WORLD CUP AFRICAN QUALIFIERS : SADIO MANÉ, SARR INSPIRE SENEGAL TO WIN OVER CONGO

CONGO, FIFA, Football, Senegal, Sports
Senegal claimed their second win in a row over Congo on Tuesday afternoon despite controversial refereeing decisions as Premier League duo Sadio Mané and Ismail Sarr scored to secure a 1-3 away win for the Teranga Lions. The visitors were the one to take the lead first as Villarreal forward Boulaye Dia opened the scoring in the 27th minute. However, a controversial penalty granted to Congo destroyed their plans as Silvère Ganvoula scored from the spot to snatch the equaliser for the Red Devils before half-time. Watch : Boulaye Dia’s goal against Congo on World Cup African qualifiers In the second stanza, Congo were defending at their best in order to maitain the draw which will be a good scoreline for them against the first African nation in FIFA’s latest ranking. Howe...
FIFA QATAR 2022: MANE STARTS AS CONGO, SENEGAL CONFIRMS STARTING XI

FIFA QATAR 2022: MANE STARTS AS CONGO, SENEGAL CONFIRMS STARTING XI

AFRICA, CONGO, FIFA, Football, Senegal, Sports, World Cup
Cisse will stick to his 4-3-3 formation which had worked for the team with Mane playing in the wing. While reigning UEFA Champions League goalkeeper of the season, Edoaurd Mendy will start in the goal. Sadio Mane will again lead the charge for Senegal ahead of their Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifier against Congo. The Teranga Lions will be hoping to maintain their top position after defeating Togo in the opening game. Senegal started their qualifying campaign on a positive note after a 2-0 win at the Stade Lat Dior Sparrowhawks in Togo last week Wednesday. Aliou Cisse’s men were effectively repelled in the first 45 minutes, before goals from Sadio Mane and Abdou Diallo in the second half established the match. Source:Qatar 2022: Mane Starts As Congo, Senegal Confirms Starti...
It takes a whole village: the need of a multiple approach to assist survivors of sexual violence

It takes a whole village: the need of a multiple approach to assist survivors of sexual violence

ADVOCACY, CONGO, DRC, HEALTH, VIOLANCE, WOMEN
In light of the magnitude and the impact of the sexual violence in the country, MSF calls on the Congolese authorities and their partners to act now Salamabila is a city of 71,000 inhabitants in the mining region of the province of Maniema, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The prevalence of sexual violence is alarming: on average, 120 to 150 patients who have suffered this type of violence come to MSF every month. However, it can be even more devastating. In March alone, 221 people came for consultation. To assist these people who suffer a lot of stigma, an innovative decentralized program was implemented by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF): 18 reproductive health agents work directly in communities to identify and welcome people who have experienced this type ...
DRC: Doctors Without Borders calls for urgent boost to support survivors of sexual violence

DRC: Doctors Without Borders calls for urgent boost to support survivors of sexual violence

CONGO, DRC, HEALTH, Health Workers, VIOLANCE, WOMEN
MSF warns of the lack of support available for survivors of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) In a new report, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warns of the lack of support available for survivors of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Given the magnitude of such violence and its impact, MSF calls on the Congolese authorities and their partners to swiftly act in order to respond to the huge medical, legal, socioeconomic, and protection needs that we observe. The figure is colossal. However, it is only the tip of the iceberg: in 2020, nearly 11,000 survivors of sexual violence were assisted with the support of MSF teams in six of the 26 provinces of the DRC, approximately 30 per day. The data collected by MSF...
Vietnam upholds reconciliation to end violence in DR Congo

Vietnam upholds reconciliation to end violence in DR Congo

AFRICA, CONGO, DRC, PAN AFRICA, UN, VIETNAM, VIOLANCE
Ambassador Pham Hai Anh, Deputy Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the United Nations, reiterated the need to promote reconciliation in a bid to put an end to violence and address security challenges in the Democratic Republic of Congo. An overview of the UNSC meeting on DR Congo's situation (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Ambassador Pham Hai Anh, Deputy Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the United Nations, reiterated the need to promote reconciliation in a bid to put an end to violence and address security challenges in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Addressing a meeting of the UN Security Council (UNSC) on July 7 to discuss the situation in DR Congo and activities of the UN Stabilisation Mission in the African nation (MONUSCO), the ambassador stressed the importance...
22 killed in North Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

22 killed in North Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

AFRICA, CONGO, DRC, POLITICS, POWER, REBELS, TERROR
8 suspected collaborators of armed group lynched in Ituri province, says army At least 22 civilians were killed in two separate but related incidents in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the army and a local civil society group that monitors violence in the eastern part of the country said Monday. The Kivu Security Tracker (KST), an NGO, said 14 people were killed last Friday in three areas of Djugu territory in Ituri province by assailants from an armed group known by its acronym CODECO-URDPC. The CODECO militia, one of a myriad of armed groups that roam eastern DR Congo, is an armed political-religious sect claiming to defend the Lendu ethnic group, largely farmers who have had historic differences with their Hema community counterparts, who are mainly herders. ...
DR Congo: 10 killed in Beni North Kivu Massacre attributed to ADF

DR Congo: 10 killed in Beni North Kivu Massacre attributed to ADF

AFRICA, CONGO, GOVERNMENT, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, REBELS, TERROR, TERRORISM, UN
Ten people were killed on Wednesday night in the Rwangoma neighbourhood southeast of Beni, North Kivu province in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The Congolese army said the killing occurred in an attack by the Allied Democratic Forces, an armed group believed by some -- as per United States' intel, to be affiliated with the jihadist Islamic State organisation. Kizito Bin Hang, the representative of civil society from Beni, shared his thoughts about the recent incident. "During their operation, the ADF massacred more than ten people, burned houses and caused other damage, which as civil society we deplore. "We believe that the authorities must always take into consideration the alerts given by the population." Beni and its surrounding areas have been targeted ...
DR Congo: Vote on Electoral Commission reform for political stability?

DR Congo: Vote on Electoral Commission reform for political stability?

AFRICA, African Union, CONGO, DEMOCRACY, ELECTIONS, PAN AFRICA, POLITICS
In the Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday, a reform of the electoral commission was voted on by the National Assembly. The move is an attempt to ensure the transparency of the next 2023 elections and the political stability of the African nation. The text, adopted by 336 of the 337 deputies present out of the 500 total, will now be examined by the Senate and provides for an electoral commission of 15 members. Respectively, five representatives of civil society, from the majority and the opposition -- which remains unconvinced --- with some politicians alleging a move by President Felix Tshisekedi to legally tailor the commission for electoral fraud. The opposition Martin Fayulu denounced on Twitter "the forcing initiated by Mr Tshisekedi for the parliament to unilatera...
COVID:19: Congo is already facing the third wave – Health Minister

COVID:19: Congo is already facing the third wave – Health Minister

CONGO, COVID-19, HEALTH, World Health Organization
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Health Minister, Jean-Jacques Mbungani said the country is facing a third wave of coronavirus infections, with its epicentre in the capital, Kinshasa, one of Africa’s most populous cities. Like many other African countries, Congo has officially reported relatively few cases and deaths, but health authorities are concerned about a recent spike in infections that saw 243 new cases recorded on Wednesday, the highest daily figure since March. “I officially announce the onset of the third wave of the COVID-10 pandemic in our country, with Kinshasa as its epicentre,” Mbungani told reporters. A low vaccination rate and haphazard observance of recommended hygiene practices were among the reasons for the rising infection rate, he said. On Wednesd...