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Congo Catholic Bishops Praise U.S. Law on 'Conflict Minerals'

Forum des As - August 3, 2010

Congo Catholic BishopsThe head of the National Conference of Bishops (CENCO), Bishop Nicolas Djomo, said during a press conference in Kinshasa on Monday that the Catholic Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo is determined to campaign for the recently enacted U.S. law on ‘conflict minerals’, so that it is applied in the DRC.
UNEP, PUMA in joint strategic deal to support biodiversity worldwide

Xinhua - January 7, 2010

Congo rainforestThe "Play for Life" campaign focuses on Africa, a continent that hosts exceptional biodiversity including two of the five most important wilderness areas on earth, the Congo Basin, and Miombo-Mopane Woodlands and Savannas of Southern Africa.
Logging firms 'avoid Congo tax'

BBC News - July 30, 2008

Congo rainforestThe Democratic Republic of Congo and the Republic of Congo are losing at least $12m annually in tax avoidance by logging companies, Greenpeace says. The environmental group says it has evidence showing how firms like German-owned Danzer group have set up "elaborate profit-laundering schemes".
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.
Climate change in the DRC and future challenges

MONUC - December 21, 2007

Congo Climate Change ConferenceA climate change conference was held in Kinshasa's Grand Hotel on 21 December 2007. Organised by the UNDP who launched the "World Report on Human Development 2007/2008", the conference defined the nature of climate change in the DRC, and presented the challenges for the future.
Ten millionth tree planted in Congo's gorilla habitat

WWF - November 26, 2007

Congo gorilla in Virunga National ParkWWF and Congolese authorities are celebrating the ten millionth tree planted around Virunga National Park in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a crucial habitat for the endangered mountain gorilla.
Congo arrests after toxic dumping

AngolaPress - November 10, 2007

Likasi MapSix people have been arrested in the Democratic Republic of Congo for allegedly dumping highly radioactive minerals into a river, officials say. The authorities had ordered the nearly 20 metric tons of toxic material to be disposed of at an old uranium mine.
Likasi residents told to avoid radioactive river

IRIN - November 9, 2007

Katanga ProvinceThe DRC government has ordered residents of Likasi, a large town in the mineral-rich Katanga province, to stay away from their local river, the Mura, because a large consignment of radioactive material has been illegally dumped in it.
Radioactive Material Dumped Into Congolese River

VOA News - November 9, 2007

Authorities in Congo have arrested six people in connection with the dumping of radioactive waste in a river in the country's southeast.









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