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Chekinah OLIVIER

DRC, Chekinah Olivier: “Africa must empower itself for growth”

Congolese native and Canadian businessman, Chekinah Olivier, is the founder of OL Mining Inc and OL Consult Inc, two consulting companies, one of which...
DRC faces alarming food crisis

DRC faces alarming food crisis

The Democratic Republic of Congo has the highest rate of malnutrition in central and West Africa, affecting 43% of children under five, says Unicef...
DRC and Uganda prohibited from pilgrimage in Mecca

DRC and Uganda prohibited from pilgrimage in Mecca

Muslims from Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda have been banned from making the pilgrimage to the by holy city of Mecca this year...
UN troop injured in a DRC attack

UN troop injured in a DRC attack

According to UN mission spokesperson Six Indian troops from the UN monitoring force in the Democratic Republic of Congo were wounded in an ambush...
France provides financial aid to DR Congo to assist the homeless persons

France provides financial aid to DR Congo to assist the homeless persons

France has provided a financial aid of one million Euros to the World Food Programme (WFP) in order to support emergency operations in the...
Heads of State ask for sanctions against criminals in eastern DRC

Heads of State ask for sanctions against criminals in eastern DRC

Heads of State and Government called upon the Security Council of the United Nations to adopt targeted sanctions against all those responsible for...
DRC hosts Francophonie summit

DRC hosts Francophonie summit

About 20 head of state of the Francophonie nations are to begin its 14th summit in the capital city of Democratic Republic of Congo,...
Armed rebel groups Hinders the fight against cholera in Nyamilima

Armed rebel groups Hinders the fight against cholera in Nyamilima

The population of Rutshuru in North kivu has recorded eighty cases of cholera attack at the Nyakakoma health center since September 24. Ten cases...
Kiwanja-Ishasha villages in North-Kivu under the rule of March 23 rebels

Kiwanja-Ishasha villages in North-Kivu under the rule of March 23 rebels

The rebels’ movement of March 23 is now occupying some of the villages’ of Kiwanja-Ishasha, situted 60 kilometers along the north-east of Rutshuru territory...
Sudan and Uganda sends 2,500 troops to stop Joseph Kony

Sudan and Uganda sends 2,500 troops to stop Joseph Kony

Sudan and Uganda sent 2,500 men to fight against the LRA of Joseph Kony in the democratic Republic of Congo and in the...
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Champions League: Al Ahly or TP Mazembe to face Esperance Tunis?

After qualifying for the african cup of nation 2013, Champions League is back on the continent with the program on the last day of...
Lubanga case: Trial Chamber I issues first ICC decision on reparations for victims

Lubanga case: Trial Chamber I issues first ICC decision on reparations for victims

THE HAGUE, Netherland, August 7, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ – Today, 7 August 2012, Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC) https://www.icc-cpi.int/...
Uganda and DRC agree to hunt for LRA rebels together

Uganda and DRC agree to hunt for LRA rebels together

The governments of Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) with help from the United Nations are soon to resume hunting for Lord's Resistance Army...
Ethiopia, Nigeria, DRC to get increased aid from UK

Ethiopia, Nigeria, DRC to get increased aid from UK

Ethiopia, Nigeria, and the Democratic Republic of Congo will receive more direct development aid from the United Kingdom as the aid to other countries...
Tribute to Patrice Lumumba: His last letter

Tribute to Patrice Lumumba: His last letter

As Africa this week pays tribute to Patrice Lumumba, one of the continent's greatest men of all time, Afrik-News.com brings you an excerpt of...
DR Congo: UN report exposes army’s role in prolonging conflict

DR Congo: UN report exposes army’s role in prolonging conflict

A United Nations investigation of the incessant conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo has revealed evidence of illegal mining, smuggling, poaching, illegal taxation,...
Mobile clinics in Southern African region to fight HIV-AIDS

Mobile clinics in Southern African region to fight HIV-AIDS

Southern African region which carries the highest burden of the deadly HIV-AIDS in the world is planning to launch a string of mobile HIV/AIDS...
DR Congo: Illegal gold mining continue despite ban

DR Congo: Illegal gold mining continue despite ban

Amidst the incessant conflicts in DR Congo, gold mining companies continue to lure military leaders into illicit gold mining agreements, despite the fact that...
DRC refugees to leave Uganda

DRC refugees to leave Uganda

"One can never be satisfied by living in exile... notwithstanding the warm hospitality one gets from a host country", said 45 year old Banga...
Great lakes: Rwanda and DR Congo to eradicate rebellion

Great lakes: Rwanda and DR Congo to eradicate rebellion

The Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda have vowed to augment efforts to rid the Great Lakes region of rebels and rebel activities. The...
Sudan: North guilty of using LRA rebels to destabilize south?

Sudan: North guilty of using LRA rebels to destabilize south?

Northern Sudan has been accused of employing rebels of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) to unsettle southern Sudan and the Darfur region ahead of...
Untangling Central Africa for business

Untangling Central Africa for business

As the proper role of government continue to debated in much of the free world, Africans, and in particular Central Africans can only...
Hilary Clinton condemns mass rapes in DRC

Hilary Clinton condemns mass rapes in DRC

Reports that between 150 and 200 women and children were raped by rebel forces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) prompted pledges...
New genocide report may rock the Rwandan government

New genocide report may rock the Rwandan government

A leaked United Nations report which claims that the Rwandan army may have carried out genocide in Congo, between 1993 and 2003 is to...
U.S. offers help in Sudan and Congo

U.S. offers help in Sudan and Congo

The Obama administration has deployed U.S experts to buffer the tensions in Sudan ahead of the referendum for south Sudan's independence, and offer assistance...
U.K. faces law suit over DR Congo resource-war

U.K. faces law suit over DR Congo resource-war

The British government is to face charges over its failure to surrender British companies and individuals trading directly or indirectly in conflict minerals and...
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Trial Chamber I order the release of Thomas Lubanga Dyilo – implementation of the decision is pending

Following its decision, dated 8 July, 2010, imposing an unconditional stay on the proceedings of the case The Prosecutor v. Thomas Lubanga Dyilo, Trial...
New U.S. legislation to curb mineral-driven conflict in Africa

New U.S. legislation to curb mineral-driven conflict in Africa

The United States has passed a legislation that will crack down on companies listed on a U.S. stock exchange, dealing in minerals that fuel...
Nigeria-DR Congo: Strange tale of simultaneous oil disasters

Nigeria-DR Congo: Strange tale of simultaneous oil disasters

Africa's natural resources have ofttimes been described as a curse on its people for several reasons. One of such reasons is the weekend tragedy...
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African countries’ reluctance to ratify Kampala Declaration questioned

Uganda government has expressed its unhappiness towards African countries over delays in the ratification of the Kampala Declaration, which aims at ensuring that African...