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DRC Investigates Suspected Illegal Dumping of Radioactive Ore

VOA News - November 7, 2007

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are investigating the suspected dumping of 18 tons of radioactive minerals in the Mura River in southeast Katanga Province.  The minerals include 17 tons of copper ore that were seized by the government last month in the town of Likasi.  VOA's William Eagle spoke with reporter Joe Bavier in Kinshasa.


Carving Up The Congo

GREENPEACE - April 11, 2007

Carving Up The CongoThe Congo rainforest is the life support system for millions of people in the 'green heart' of Africa. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) alone, 40 million people depend on the forest. Like all large intact forests, it's also crucially important for regulating the local and global climate. As the world's second largest rainforest, the Congo rainforest is also home to some of Africa's most iconic wildlife including gorillas, chimpanzees, bonobos and forest elephants.
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.
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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