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Conflict Minerals Disclosure Struck Down

 A federal appeals court struck down a requirement that companies to disclose whether their products contain minerals from the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), The Hill reports. The DC Circuit Court of Appeals court said a provision of the rule promulgated from the Dodd-Frank Act forcing companies to publicly report their products as not […]

Democratic Republic of Congo, Christianity and International Adoption

'Pray Emma home' is an effort by the Ashland Avenue Baptist Church in Lexington (KY) to help their fellow church members Eric and Katy Harshman. The couple adopted a child in the Democratic Republic of Congo; all the papers are signed and complete, but for one, an exit paper. Show More Summary

Dunk of the Night: Friday, April 11

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka made mince meat of Greg Stiemsma to win Friday's Dunk of the Night award. Point guard Russell Westbrook fed Ibaka on the pick-and-roll, and the big man from the Republic of Congo finished with authority. Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

What Is the Main Cause of the Conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo?

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by John Prendergast, Activist. Author. Enough Project & Satellite Sentinel Project Co-Founder. Special Advisor - Not On Our Watch. http://www.enoughproject.org/ There is no single cause of conflict in the DRC. Show More Summary

Ploceus Baglafecht Reichnowi

(Say like Cliff Clavin-) “Ah, Nahm, this is the Ploceus Baglafecht Reichnowi most common in Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. But any elementary school kid knows that.” Whew. Thanks, Cliff. Now let’s hear from our Sender-Inner, shall we? “(This […]

PTW Architects Unveil Glittering Gold Brazzaville Stadium Design for the 2015 All-Africa Games

PTW Architects have designed a glistening golden stadium for the 2015 All-Africa Game taking place in Republic of the Congo. The Brazzaville stadium will be built with ultra-modern sports facilities along with an impressive array of ecological features. According

Pot Cookie Death: Exchange Student Plunges To Death From Balcony After Eating Marijuana

Eating a pot cookie led to the death of a 19-year-old exchange student from Republic of Congo in Colorado March 11, the Denver Mmedical examiner said Wednesday, marking the first time since recreational marijuana was legalized in the state that eating pot was listed as a “contributing factor” is someone’s death. Levi Thamba Pongi was...

DRC: Economy must diversify – premier

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) had to diversify its economy as copper prices fell, Prime Minister Augustin Matata Ponyo said this week. ||| The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) had to diversify its economy as copper prices fell, Prime Minister Augustin Matata Ponyo said this week. Show More Summary

Three Things You Don't Know About The Congo

I'm going to tell you three things about the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The first thing is something you probably already know. That is, the Congo has it's problems. If the Congo were your home you'd be 7 times more likely to have AIDS, your income would be 99.35% less, and would probably live 23.51 years less. Show More Summary

Kahindo Mateene: An African Designer Making a Difference

When designer Kahindo Mateene came to the United States at the tender age of seventeen to attend college, her classmates couldn't stop asking where she got her clothes. A native of the Democratic Republic of Congo who had also livedShow More Summary

War-Torn Congolese City Sings and Dances for Lasting Peace

For a few peaceful days in February, the city of Goma, in Democratic Republic of the Congo, was filled with the sounds of music rather than the cries of war. Despite ongoing problems between their respective countries, thousands of people...Show More Summary

Congo Considering Anti-Homosexuality Bill

last monthLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The Democratic Republic of Congo may follow in the footsteps of Uganda if the Congolese National Assembly approves a drafted anti-gay bill currently in legislative limbo, though the level of support there is variable and wavering. Introduced in December by...

Intel lead on conflict minerals helps, challenges other firms

March 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Intel Corp has spent more than five years figuring out how to rid its supply chain of minerals that finance violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo region, and now it is offering to show other companies how...

Democratic Republic Of The Congo May Follow Uganda's Lead On Homosexuality

last monthLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Anti-gay politicians are pushing the Democratic Republic of the Congo to follow Uganda's lead on criminalizing homosexuality. Via Think Africa Press: Last December, Steve Mbikayi, an MP with the Parti Travailliste Congolais (PTC), introduced a draft bill to the Congolese National Assembly that would explicitly criminalise homosexuality. Show More Summary

Congo using robocops to ease traffic congestion [w/video]

Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo has two robocops on patrol. Well, they are technically stationary, but they're still keeping pedestrians in the country's capital safer. The city of about 10 million people suffers from choking...Show More Summary

DRC ‘flexible’ on new mining code

The Democratic Republic of Congo was prepared to compromise on proposals to increase the state’s share in new mining projects and to triple copper royalties, Chantal Bashizi, the vice-president of a commission studying a new mining code, said on Monday. Show More Summary

DRC may relook state share in mine projects

Democratic Republic of Congo is prepared to compromise on proposals to increase the state's share in new mining projects. ||| Kinshasa - Democratic Republic of Congo is prepared to compromise on proposals to increase the state's share...Show More Summary

The Congo to host 2015 All-Africa Games

2 months agoHobbies / Chess : The Chess Drum

The 2015 All Africa Games in the Republic of the Congo by Joy Go, SEO Specialist In 2015, the All Africa Games will be held along the outskirts of Brazzaville, Republic of The Congo. This is an auspicious occasion for the All Africa Games because this will be its 50th anniversary. The first games were […]

Mr. Affleck Went To Washington And Gave The Most Awkward Handshake Of All Time

Ben Affleck headed to Washington D.C. to talk about the Democratic Republic of Congo in front of Congress. Naturally, the House rejected anything logical he had put forth, but what was most surprising is how Ben Affleck shakes hands with another human being. He does so by reaching for your bicep and then awkwardly going for the hand, or something?

Marcus Bleasdale’s Shocking Photos Reveal the Ugly Truth Behind Smartphone Manufacturing

Top image: A child is put to work at a militia-run mine in Watsa. © Marcus Bleasdale/National Geographic Captured during a 2004 visit to the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo, Bleasdale's images "tell the story of the country's mineral resource

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