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Congo's banking sector set for two flat years after fast growth
By Aaron Ross KINSHASA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo’s banking sector, which grew 14-fold over the last decade, faces two years of stagnation due to low commodity prices and concern over political instability, the president of the banking association said. Having started from one of the world's lowest banking participation rates, banking assets in Congo, home to over 65 million people ...(3/4/2015 9:29:13 AM)
Eni Enters into Twin Agreements with Republic of Congo - Analyst Blog
EniSpA (E) has inked twin agreements with the Congolese government at Palazzo Chigi.(3/3/2015 6:26:11 PM)
Democratic Republic of Congo economy grew at 9.5 pct in 2014 -PM
Democratic Republic of Congo's economy grew at 9.5 percent in 2014, one of its best performances since 1960, the year it secured independence, Prime Minister Augustin Matata Ponyo said on Tuesday. Matata Ponyo said the government was targeting double-digit growth for 2015, without giving a more detailed forecast. "According to the United Nations Development Programme, if we maintain this rate of ...(3/3/2015 7:06:17 AM)
Belgian arrested for child rape in DR Congo: police
A 74-year-old Belgian man has been arrested in the Democratic Republic of Congo on allegations he raped two girls, police said Wednesday. Francis Belliz is accused of "raping two Congolese girls, 11 and 13 years old," and is being held in custody in the capital Kinshasa, police spokesman Colonel Pierrot Mwana Mputu said.(3/4/2015 9:56:22 AM)
Hilton Worldwide Announces First Hotel in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Hilton Worldwide, the world's fastest growing hospitality company, today announced the signing of a franchise agreement with Africa Hospitality Investments to open the full-service DoubleTree by Hilton Kinshasa - The Stanley. Located in the bustling Capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the signing marks the arrival of Hilton Worldwide to one of Africa's largest urban areas.(3/4/2015 12:34:59 PM)
TIMELINE: Ebola as a ruthless killer
DAKAR, Senegal - Here are key dates in the current Ebola epidemic, the worst ever outbreak of the hemorrhagic fever which first surfaced in 1976 in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo.(3/3/2015 7:10:16 PM)
Tale of the tape: Congo men biggest; Nokor last on list
What is an "average" size for a penis?(3/3/2015 12:09:57 AM)
Thousands of women march for peace in Congo
Thousands of women staged a march for peace in the Republic of Congo's capital Brazzaville Sunday as pressure builds over mooted constitutional changes that would pave the way for the president to extend his hold on power. "Confronted with differing opinions due to (possible) changes to the constitution, we thought we had to warn, try to inform and alert our brothers and our politicians that ...(3/1/2015 5:02:08 PM)
Seven Rwandan Hutu rebels killed in DR Congo fighting
Seven Rwandan rebels have been killed and at least 20 captured in the Democratic Republic of Congo in a government offensive that has widened to include swathes of the country's southeast, authorities said Sunday. "Since the start of the operation four FDLR (Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda) have been killed in North Kivu and three in South Kivu," said government spokesman Lambert ...(3/1/2015 1:18:47 PM)
Leonardo DiCaprio partners with Netflix for documentary projects
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio is the latest high-profile name to partner with Netflix Inc, as he and his production company Appian Way will produce a documentary and a series that will premiere exclusively on the digital streaming service, the company said on Wednesday. DiCaprio, who worked with Netflix on the Oscar-nominated documentary "Virunga" about the Democratic Republic of Congo's rare mountain ...(3/4/2015 5:50:17 PM)
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