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The Secret Race To Get The Uranium From Congo That Destroyed...

AFRICANGLOBE - Since the first use of a nuclear weapon in Hiroshima 71 years ago, on Aug. 6, 1945, the story of where the uranium for the bomb came from and the covert operation the U.S. employed to secure it has been little known. At the outset of World War II, when the U.S. launched the extraordinarily secret Manhattan Project, uranium from North America and most of the rest of the world was less than one percent enriched and considered inadequate to build the first atom bombs. But there was one mine in the world where, through a freak of nature, the ore contained up to an unheard of 75% enriched uranium: Shinkolobwe mine in the present-day Democratic Republic of Congo.

DR Congo Losing Millions As Chinese Firms ‘Smuggle Out Gold’

AFRICANGLOBE - The Democratic Republic of Congo government has been losing artisanal gold worth up to $38 million annually due to alleged smuggling by Chinese companies in collusion with officials from the provincial administration.

The DR Congo Is Having One Of The Best Years Ever

AFRICANGLOBE - The DRC might well turn out to be a black swan and could be Africa’s richest nation by 2035. The country’s resources—estimated by some at a staggering $24 trillion, while its energy potential remains deep—the planned Grand Inga dam would be nearly eight times more in capacity than Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance dam.

Probe Into Civilian Deaths in DR Congo As Fighting Continues

Fighting is continuing between DR Congo national forces and the M23 rebels. MONUSCO forces continue to support the efforts of FARDC with all the means at its disposal. According to the Mission, during the fighting mortar shells fired from M23 positions landed in MONUSCO positions in Munigi village, injuring three Peacekeepers.

UN Mission Sets Up Security Zone in DR Congo, Gives Rebels...

AFRICANGLOBE - The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) announced today that will, for the first time, use its intervention brigade to enforce a security zone around the flashpoint city of Goma in the eastern part of the country, giving rebels 48 hours to disarm.

Southern Africa: Region Calls Urgent Summit on DR Congo

AFRICANGLOBE - South African president Jacob Zuma is to travel to Dar es Salam where regional leaders are expected to hammer out approaches to...

Britain and America Target DR Congo – A Must Red Article

AFRICANGLOBE - What is happening in eastern DR Congo is not a civil war, but continuation of a 16-year aggression by the country's two...

Guilty as Charged: Evidence Rwanda is Backing Rebels in Congo

A leaked United Nations special report identifies Rwanda Defence Minister, General James Kabarebe, as the commanding officer of a major rebel movement in the...

DR Congo’s Humanitarian Crisis Growing Severe

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on Tuesday said the humanitarian situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)...

Regional Leaders Agrees Regional Force for DR Congo

A neutral international force will be set up to hunt down armed groups in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), regional...

Families Bear Brunt Of Deadly Clashes In East DR Congo –...

AFRICANGLOBE - The United Nations Bureau for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is deeply concerned by the consequences of recent fighting on thousands of families in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo).

Renewed Fighting Highlights Urgent Need to End Conflict Minerals Trade in...

Renewed violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) underscores the urgent need for companies and governments to clean up Congo's minerals trade, said...