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Post-Conflict DRC Moves to Reintegrate Former Soldiers, Protect Forests

World Bank - March 8, 2007

DRC - CongoWorld Bank President Paul Wolfowitz gets a first-hand look today at one of the biggest challenges to the Democratic Republic of the Congo as it emerges from decades of strife.
Illegal Carve-up of Congo Rainforests

Greenpeace - February 26, 2007

Illegal loggin in Congo forestThe second largest rainforest in the world -- after the Amazon -- sits in the Congo basin of Africa. Around 21 million hectares (over 51 million acres) of this pristine forest are being illegally logged. We've released new evidence of the extent of this forest crime.
Conservation Efforts in Congo Basin Appear Effective

VOA News - June 24, 2006

Congo Basin GorillaA new assessment of Africa's massive Congo Basin rain forest finds that it is less degraded than environmentalists feared. The findings were announced in Paris, where African and Western officials ended a two-day conference Friday on an international initiative to conserve this rare, tropical forest.
A vote for a piece of soap

IRIN - June 20, 2006

Congo River - KisanganiThe men and women in Yasira market have no illusions about the upcoming elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the benefit their votes will bring. "We expect presents from candidates, otherwise we will not vote for them," 20-year-old Lobela Lionda told IRIN.
Leaders sign new treaty to protect rainforest

IRIN - February 7, 2005

Leaders of the 10 countries that make up the Congo Basin on Saturday concluded a treaty aimed at protecting the world's second largest rainforest.





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