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    Cobalt, Congo and a mass artisanal mining experiment

    Cobalt epitomises the minerals conundrum at the heart of the green technology revolution....

    By Andy Home 14 May 2021

    World Bank signs $500m infrastructure project for Congo's capital

    The World Bank on Wednesday, 12 May, signed a $500m infrastructure project with Democratic Republic of Congo to improve roads, mitigate flood risks...

    By Hereward Holland and Fiston Mahamba 13 May 2021

    DRC to host inaugural Smart City Conference, Open Innovation Challenge

    Spearheaded by Congo Bulaya, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will host its virtual Smart City Conference from 16 to 18 April this year...

    15 Mar 2021

    As cobalt demand booms, companies must do more to protect Congolese miners

    The Democratic Republic of Congo is the major source of some of the minerals used to manufacture components in household appliances, mobile phones, electric vehicles and jewellery...

    By Dorothee Baumann-Pauly & Serra Cremer Iyi 26 Nov 2020

    Illicit gold thrives in DRC

    Ilicit gold trade continues to thrive in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) despite efforts to clean up the sector, according to Impact's latest report.

    18 Sep 2020

    Covid-19 shows that the DRC must invest in a health research industry

    In early March, the first Covid-19 case was imported from Europe to Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC's) densely populated capital city.

    By Dacquin M. Kasumba 14 Aug 2020

    The coping mechanisms the DRC is putting in place as it faces Ebola, measles and Covid-19

    Ebola, a viral haemorrhagic fever of humans and other primates, has become endemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The country has had 10 outbreaks in 40 years and has recently declared the 11th...

    By Yap Boum 23 Jun 2020

    Commodities, power and capacity building

    Commodities resilience in the face of a crisis, the need for an energy regulator and local content were under discussion on the second day of the Digital DRC Mining Week webinar...

    22 Jun 2020

    Miners bump heads over DRC mining code

    Things got heated in a discussion about the Democratic Republic of Congo's mining code with juniors squaring off against the big mining houses on the first day of this week's Digital DRC Mining Week...

    19 Jun 2020

    Mining in a post-Covid DRC will be "survival of the fittest"

    While some mining operations in the DRC have been able to continue production despite Covid-19 lockdown restrictions, experts agree that the country's mining industry faces a tough post-pandemic period...

    22 May 2020

    The DRC is on the road to being Ebola free: how it got here

    At the beginning of March the authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) announced that the last Ebola patient had been discharged from a treatment centre...

    5 Mar 2020

    Deal for Congo DTH-OTT delivery

    A first for the African continent, Orao Telecom Congo joined Eutelsat CIRRUS for distribution of hybrid satellite channels / OTT from Eutelsat...

    13 Nov 2019

    Investing in health systems is the only way to stop the next Ebola outbreak

    The ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) recently surpassed 3,000 infections...

    By Emma Glennon & Freya Jephcott 22 Oct 2019

    Outbreaks of measles: compounding challenges in the DRC

    An outbreak of measles that began in early 2019 in the southeast corner of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has now spread to all 26 provinces. Over 180,000 cases and more than 3,000 deaths have been reported...

    By Matthew Ferrari 8 Oct 2019

    New TV channel DGTV launched in DRC

    DgTV is preparing to launch its commercial activities in the DRC. A communication campaign began a few days ago on social media, including Twitter...

    4 Oct 2019

    Ebola survivors can pass on the virus: we're trying to understand what role sex plays

    The current Ebola disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is the second largest in history. It has been raging for over a year with no indication that it is nearing an end...

    By Andrew L Webb, Brayden G Schindell, Jason Kindrachuk & Jia B Kangbai 27 Sep 2019

    First entertainment channel for the DRC

    DgTV is preparing to launch its commercial activities, in the DRC...

    26 Sep 2019

    Over 3,000 killed by deadly virus in Democratic Republic of the Congo this year - and it's not Ebola

    Ebola outbreaks, such as the current one in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which has claimed 2,074 people's lives, are widely covered in the media. But another virus is ravaging the DRC with minimal publicity. That virus is measles...

    By Jeremy Rossman & Matthew Badham 19 Sep 2019

    Ebola in the Congo: a forgotten conflict became a danger to world health

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recognised the Democratic Republic of the Congo's Ebola epidemic as a public health emergency of international concern"...

    By Aymar Nyenyezi Bisoka 11 Sep 2019

    How outbreaks like Ebola extract huge social and economic costs

    Epidemics, or infectious disease outbreaks, are invariably disruptive and tend to have far-reaching effects on individuals and communities...

    By Abdhalah Ziraba 22 Aug 2019

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