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NBA Players Inspire African Youths to Strive for Basketball Dreams

VOA News - August 11, 2010

Dikembe Mutombo - NBA Basketball Without BordersDikembe Mutombo, who grew up in the Democratic Republic of Congo, played pro basketball in the United States for nearly 20 years, after a stellar college career at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He says giving other Africans an opportunity is one of the most important reasons he is involved in Basketball Without Borders.
President Barack Obama Praises Dikembe Mutombo for Humanitarian Work

Lauren Burgoon - Georgetown University News - January 19, 2010

President Barack Obama with Dikembe MutomboPresident Obama served as a surprise guest at the eighth annual "Let Freedom Ring!" event celebrating the life and legacy of the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and honoring NBA great and philanthropist Dikembe Mutombo.
Dikembe Mutombo to serve as NBA global ambassador

Xinhua - November 18, 2009

Dikembe MutomboNBA Commissioner David Stern announced on Tuesday that Dikembe Mutombo will serve as the NBA global ambassador. After retiring from a playing career that spanned 18 seasons, Mutombo will now work to grow and celebrate the game through numerous international NBA events including Basketball without Borders.
Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. Contributes State of the Art Medical Equipment to Biamba Marie Mutombo Hospital

William L. Collier/Dmf.org - October 1, 2009

Biamba Marie Mutombo HospitalFreeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc., operator of the Tenke Fungurume mining project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), announced today it is funding approximately $1 million for the purchase of state-of-the-art medical imaging equipment for the Biamba Marie Mutombo Hospital in Kinshasa, DRC.
Clinton Praises Mutombo Hospital in Kinshasa

VOA News - August 17, 2009

Biamba Marie Mutombo HospitalDuring her trip to Africa last week, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited a $30-million private hospital established by Congolese basketball star Dikembe Mutombo. The former athlete has turned his attention to the issue of health care, one of Africa's most pressing problems.
Hillary Clinton to tackle Congo conflict

BBC News - August 10, 2009

Hillary ClintonUS Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has arrived in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where she will speak out on the country's deadly civil conflict.
Video: Dikembe Mutombo talks to CNN about Barack Obama and the humanitarian situation in Congo

Congo Planet - November 6, 2008

Dikembe MutomboBasketball star and Congo native Dikembe Mutombo cast his first vote as an American citizen on Tuesday. In an interview with CNN Dikembe Mutombo talks about Barack Obama and the humanitarian situation in Congo.
President Bush praises Dikembe Mutombo during State of the Union Address

Congo Planet - January 23, 2007

Dikembe Mutombo at the State of the UnionDikembe Mutombo was among the guests of honor at the State of the Union Address. During his annual speech to the nation, President Bush praised Dikembe Mutombo for building a new hospital in the Congo and never forgetting the land of his birth even after becoming a star in the NBA, and a citizen of the United States.



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