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Plan to Harness Congo River Could Double Electricity Production in Africa

VOA News - April 21, 2008

Congo River - KisanganiSeven African governments and some of the world's largest banks and construction firms are meeting in London to plan the biggest hydro-electric power project in the world. Tendai Maphosa reports from London that supporters say the $80 billion project on the Congo River could double the amount of electricity available on the African continent.
Africa plans biggest dam project

BBC News - April 21, 2008

Inga - CongoA plan to build the largest and most powerful hydroelectric dam in the world is being discussed in London. Financiers and African politicians will look at how to finance the $80bn (£40bn) cost of the Grand Inga project. The plant in the Democratic Republic of Congo would generate twice as much energy as China's Three Gorges dam.
Report: Record Number of People Displaced By Conflict And Violence

VOA News - April 17, 2008

António GuterresA new report finds 26 million people were displaced within their own countries in 2007 due to armed conflict and violence. The Norwegian Refugee Council, which has just issued its annual survey, says this is the highest number of internally displaced people ever recorded.
Death Toll Rises After Hewa Bora Airways Plane Crash in Goma

Congo News Agency - April 16, 2008

Goma plane crashAuthorities in Goma were scrambling to take care of more than 100 people injured after a Hewa Bora Airways plane crashed into a market in Goma on Wednesday. The death toll now stands at 40 and more than 20 people are still missing. People were lining up at the city's morgue to find out if their loved ones were among the dead.
Photos: Hewa Bora Airways Plane Crashes in Goma

Amanileo.org - April 16, 2008

Hewa Bora Airways plane crash in Goma

UN staff among few survivors of deadly plane crash in eastern DR Congo

UN News - April 15, 2008

Hewa Bora Airways plane crash in GomaThree United Nations staff members are among only a handful of survivors from today's plane crash in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) that has killed dozens of people, the UN peacekeeping mission to the country reports.
Many feared dead in DRC air crash

BBC News - April 15, 2008

Goma - CongoDozens of people are feared dead after an airliner carrying at least 60 crashed after taking off from Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. At least six survivors were pulled from the wreckage as rescuers fought a fire close to the end of the runway.
EU: There are many actions ongoing to convince the FDLR to return

MONUC - April 11, 2008

Roeland van de GeerIn an interview with Radio Okapi on Friday 11 April 2008, European Union (EU) Special Envoy to the Great Lakes Region Roeland van de Geer said that the EU was committed to assisting the peace process in eastern DRC, and in particular to resolving the problem of the FDLR (Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda) armed group that are still active in eastern DRC.
Human Rights: Castañon calls for sustainability in the DRC

MONUC - April 10, 2008

Fernando CastanonFernando Castañon, Director of MONUC's Human Rights Division and Representative of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in the DRC, reached the end of his mission on 8 April 2008. As division head since February 2005 and a UN staff member since 1989, he talked to us about his work at MONUC and his past experience with the UN.
Kinshasa: DRC public health workshop to pave way for the future

MONUC - April 9, 2008

Marie Ange LukianaIn Kinshasa from 7-12 April 2008, the DRC Ministry of Health will review the annual DRC public health report of 2007, in conjunction with its international partners. During the five day workshop, the state of the DRC public health system will be addressed, challenges will be identified, recommendations will be made and the 2009 health budget will be planned.







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