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Ever been to the Congo?

Going through my secretary’s drawers when looking for some stuff for my 2015 tax declaration, I found an old wallet of mine, made of Louis Vuitton’s nice Épi leather, in a yummy chocolate brown, I instantly had to eat some, luckily I always have some bars at home, but that’s not the interesting part of my find. 187 more words

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DR Congo Roger Lumbala heads home after crisis deal

KINSHASA  A DR Congo opposition leader accused of “high treason” returned to Kinshasa on Sunday two weeks after a key deal to end a political crisis… 336 more words

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Congo government says M23 rebel fighters cross over border from Uganda

Armed fighters led by the military commander of former Congolese rebel group M23 have crossed the border into the Democratic Republic of Congo from Uganda, Congolese officials said on Sunday. 358 more words

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"World's largest tropical peatland found in Congo basin"

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Scientists have discovered the world’s largest tropical peatland in the remote Congo swamps, estimated to store the equivalent of three year’s worth of the world’s total fossil fuel emissions.

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What Does It Mean to Be a Woman Entrepreneur in the Democratic Republic of Congo?

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  • As a fragile state, the Democratic Republic of Congo is home to two different types of women entrepreneurs — necessity and growth-oriented.
  • Key challenges faced by women entrepreneurs include limited access to finance, lack of support services, inadequate regulations, social prejudices, disproportionate family responsibilities, and lower rates of education.
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The world is not a zero-sum game, but it matters if you think it is

Question: A farmer in your neighbourhood has had an exceptionally productive 2016. He has managed to double wheat output, and his favourite cow – Daisy – was awarded first prize in the national competition. 832 more words

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Hybrid Wars: Geopolitics of the Central African Highlands and the Great Lakes

Rwanda and Burundi straddle the African highlands in the central part of the continent, occupying an ultra-strategic position along the transregional border between East and Central Africa. 10,297 more words

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