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World Bank To Approve Funding For Congo’s Inga Dam Project

AFRICANGLOBE - The World Bank is likely to approve $73 million next week to fund an expansion of the Inga hydroelectric dam in Democratic Republic of Congo, a bank official said on Friday.

2014: Three Challenges Put Africa To The Test

AFRICANGLOBE - The Renaissance of Africa is coming to reality step by step and the African people's resolve and wisdom should never be overlooked or underrated. With that in mind, the world is ready to see a united and promising Africa in the new year.

International Criminal Court(ICC) Staff Dismissed For Sexually Molesting Congo Refugees

AFRICANGLOBE - The four people under the ICC's protection programme complained that they were sexually abused by a former court employee working in the DRC. The internal inquiry was set up to analyse the allegations by the four people under the ICC's protection and determine if the former ICC staffer was culpable.

UN Launch Drones Over Eastern DR Congo

AFRICANGLOBE - The United Nations will begin flying surveillance drones over the Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday to help peacekeepers spot rebels and monitor their movements according to UN officials. U.N. peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous is in Goma to preside over the launch of the unarmed drones. Monday, he described the situation in eastern Congo as "very different" from a year ago, when the rebel group M23 captured several cities in the region.

False Hope Or Is Joseph Kony Nightmare Finally Drawing To An...

AFRICANGLOBE - The world was last Wednesday gripped by a new sense of anticipation when it was reported that the government of the Central African Republic had been in contact with Lord’s Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony, with a view to the latter’s surrender.

Can DR Congo’s Inga Dam Project Power Africa?

AFRICANGLOBE - The roaring waters of the Congo River have the power to light up much of Africa - such is its huge hydroelectric potential. It has been a long-held continental dream to harness this renewable energy, but given the Democratic Republic of Congo's chequered past, it seemed likely to remain just that. However, thanks to a recent deal signed by South Africa promising to buy electricity from a planned hydroelectric project, in eight years' time it may start to become a reality.

Inga Dams: Project to Build the World’s Largest Dam Gains New...

AFRICANGLOBE - An energy treaty between the DRC and South Africa breathes life into the long-delayed Grand Inga Dam project, offering a potential energy boost for southern Africa. South Africa's new energy treaty with the Democratic Republic of Congo has prompted a fresh round of talk about the mother of all infrastructure projects: the Inga dams.

M23’s Defeat Raises Hopes of Peace in Eastern DR Congo

AFRICANGLOBE - The imminent defeat of M23 rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo is the result of shifting military and political dynamics that are presenting the most concrete prospects of peace in the vast, central African nation for many years.

Swiss Firm Alleged to Have Laundering Pillaged Gold From Congo

AFRICANGLOBE - On 1 November 2013,TRIAL (Track Impunity Always) filed a criminal complaint to the Swiss Federal Prosecutor against the Swiss precious metals refinery Argor-Heraeus SA for allegedly laundering gold pillaged from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Will There Be Peace At Last In The DRC?

AFRICANGLOBE - It appears to be mission accomplished for the South African troops fighting under the banner of the United Nations Intervention Force in the DRC. This weekend the leader of the M23 rebel movement called for a ceasefire. But how long will it last?

South Africa, DR Congo Sign Grand Inga Mega Dam Treaty

AFRICANGLOBE - South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Tuesday signed a crucial treaty on the Grand Inga hydropower project, which could eventually become the largest hydroelectric project in the world, with the potential to power half of the continent.

Congo: M23 Rebels On the Brink of Defeat

AFRICANGLOBE - Congolese government troops have entered the eastern border town of Bunagana as M23 rebels abandoned what was the last significant town they were holding.

M23 Rebels To Cease Combat Around Goma

AFRICANGLOBE - Democratic Republic of Congo's M23 rebels will stop fighting and withdraw from front lines immediately to allow an investigation into shelling that hit neighbouring Rwanda, their leader said on Friday.

UN Troops Goes On The Offensive In The Democratic Republic of...

AFRICANGLOBE - Renewed fighting has broken out around Goma, the capital of North Kivu province, close to the Democratic Republic of Congo's border with Rwanda. And UN peacekeepers are taking a more combative role as fighting escalates in the DR Congo.

Renewed Fighting in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

AFRICANGLOBE - After a three-week lull, heavy fighting has resumed outside Goma in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. M23 rebels and the DRC army blame each other for renewing hostilities. The battle began Wednesday night and continued into Thursday.

Eastern Congo Brace for UN-Rebel Clashes

AFRICANGLOBE - A UN ultimatum for armed groups around Goma, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC's) North Kivu Province, to disarm, expired on 1 August and a security zone has been set up around the city.