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Jean-Pierre Bemba named MLC presidential candidate

Radio Okapi - July 13, 2018

Jean-Pierre BembaSenator Jean-Pierre Bemba has been nominated as the presidential candidate for the Movement for the Liberation of Congo (MLC). The resolution was taken on Friday in Kinshasa at the closing of the third congress of the opposition party. The participants also decided to renew Jean-Pierre Bemba as the head of the Party for a term of 5 years.
Claims that threat to Congo Basin forest is waning are misleading

Global Witness - July 22, 2013

Logging in DR CongoClaims that the deforestation threat to the Congo Basin is diminishing are seriously misleading, says Global Witness. A new study published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society states that deforestation has slowed as “controlled timber management” schemes have taken effect and agricultural expansion into forests has slowed.
Deforestation Slows in Congo Basin

VOA News - July 22, 2013

Congo rainforestTree loss in the Congo Basin rainforest is slowing down, according to a new study published Monday. The Congo Basin rainforest is the world's second largest, after the Amazon, and scientists say the study is good news for the global environment.
African Rainforests Continue to Face Challenges

VOA News - January 6, 2012

Congo rainforestThe African continent contains about 30 percent of the world’s global rainforests, second only to the Amazon. Scientists and conservationists met at Oxford University to discuss changes the forests are expected to undergo in the 21st Century. Africa’s tropical forests face challenges from deforestation, hunting, logging and mining, as well as climate change.
Upcoming UN-backed summit to focus on sustainable management of rainforests

UN News - April 13, 2011

Congo rainforestTop officials from more than 35 nations covering the world’s three major rainforest regions will gather at a United Nations-backed conference next month to discuss the common challenges faced by these vital ecosystems that support more than a billion people.
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.
DR Congo to host CEEAC summit on peace, integration, environment

Xinhua - October 23, 2009

CEEAC meeting in KinshasaLeaders of Central African countries are set to attend a summit on Saturday on peace, integration and environment in Kinshasa. The 14th ordinary session of the heads of state and government of the Economic Community of Central African States (CEEAC) will tackle issues affecting the region, including peace and security, the free movement of goods and people, integration, the development of road infrastructure, energy and the new information technology.
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".
Fueling World Ivory Trade Spells New Threat to Africa's Elephant Population

VOA News - May 2, 2008

Elephants - VirungaAn upsurge of elephant poaching in the Democratic Republic of Congo has resulted in the killing of 14 elephants in the past two weeks by militias, the military, and local villagers. Four were felled by an ex-Rwandan Hutu FDLR militia, formerly known as Interahamwe. Three elephants were murdered by the local Mai-Mai militia (PARECO), five by the Congolese military (FARDC), and two by local villagers.
United States Support to the Democratic Republic of the Congo

US Department of State Office of the Spokesman - October 31, 2007

We support the Congolese people in their efforts to promote peace and democratic values in the post-transition period. Our assistance helps to consolidate peace through efforts to revitalize the economy, enhance national security, deliver basic services, and strengthen governance and rule of law. In FY07, we provided over $462 million in assistance to the DRC, including $77 million in development, and security assistance, $85 million in humanitarian assistance (including refugee support) and $300 million to support the peace keeping mission.





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