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Replaces DRC Lubumbashi's traffic police
Traffic cop robot installed in DR Congo's "second capital"
An "intelligent" traffic cop robot has been installed in the city of Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It comes the year after two similar solar-powered robots were set up at intersections in the capital city Kinshasa.
Read more from BBC News

(4.03.2014)
The Inga III dam expected to produce 4,800 megawatts in DRC
World Bank fund to help build huge dam in DR Congo
DR Congo's prime minister has welcomed a World Bank grant of $73.1 million to support the construction of a huge hydropower project.
Read more from Associated Press

(3.23.2014)
Mountain gorillas in the Virunga National Park, Eastern DRC
Soco International's oil activity in DR Congo raises tricky questions for investors
Withdraw, engage or ignore? The oil company's exploration of options in Africa's oldest national park puts its investors, including Aviva and L&G, into a difficult position.
Read more from The Guardian

(3.05.2014)
Joshua French found guilty of murder in DRC
British ex-soldier handed life sentence in DR Congo for killing best friend
Joshua French is accused of strangling his former friend and cellmate, Tjostolv Moland, who was found dead in his cell last August. Campaigners urge UK to intervene, saying Joshua French is mentally ill and that friend's death was clearly suicide.
Read more from The Guardian

(2.19.2014)
Ivory has become a major source of finance in DRC
UN sanctions on DR Congo militias financed by poaching
DRC's elephant population has fallen sharply during two decades of conflict. Armed groups that finance their operations by trafficking wildlife in the Democratic Republic of Congo are to be targeted by UN sanctions.
Read more from BBC News

(2.05.2014)
The 3rd Orange African Nations Championship
Ghana beat DR Congo to set up West African semi final
Ghana edged DR Congo 1-0 in a tightly contested quarter final match of the 3rd Orange African Nations Championship played on Sunday 26th January night at Free State Stadium in Mangaung.
Read more from Confederation of African Football

(1.29.2014)
Intelligence-gathering aircraft in DRC
UN surveillance drone crashes in DR Congo
A United Nations surveillance drone has been damaged after sliding off the runway while trying to land in the eastern DR Congo city of Goma, the UN special representative for the country said.
Read more from The Guardian

(1.25.2014)
The 3rd Orange African Nations Championship
Former champions DR Congo reach last eight
Former champions Democratic Republic of Congo came from behind to book a place in the quarter-finals of the African Nations Championship with a 2-1 win that eliminated brave Burundi at Peter Mokaba stadium in Polokwane on Wednesday evening.
Read more from Confederation of African Football

(1.25.2014)
The 3rd Orange African Nations Championship
Gabon pip DR Congo
An early goal by Erwin Nguema helped Gabon beat DR Congo 1-0 in a Group D of the Orange African Nations Championship match played Saturday 18 January at Peter Mokaba stadium in Polokwane.
Read more from Confederation of African Football

(1.20.2014)
The 3rd Orange African Nations Championship
DR Congo in narrow win over Mauritania
DR Congo got off to winning start with a narrow 1-0 win over a gutsy Mauritania side in the Group D match of the 3rd Orange African Nations Championship played at Peter Mokaba Stadium on Tuesday 14th January afternoon.
Read more from Confederation of African Football

(1.17.2014)

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