Switch to Renewables Won't End the Geopolitics of Energy

Countries that dominate the export of rare-earth minerals will be the petrostates of tomorrow.<p>In another sign that the age of fossil fuels is waning, the California State Senate has passed a bill to commit the state to use 100 percent renewable energy for power by 2045. Other states and cities -- …

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Former refugee dedicating her life to helping others awarded national education prize

For former refugee Jolie Kaja, helping others is a natural instinct – it's something she's done her entire life.<p>On Monday, Ms Kaja's compassion and …

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Widow of scientist killed by mentally ill stranger accused police of delaying the inquest process

The widow of a renowned scientist, stabbed to death by a cannabis addicted psychotic, has accused the Metropolitan Police of adding to her heartache by delaying the inquest process.<p>Dr Jeroen Ensink, 41, was killed outside his north London home in December 2015, just 11 days after becoming a …


R10.5bn plan to make Africa's phone towers green

<b>GreenWish Partners, a</b> renewable energy company run by a former Morgan Stanley executive, is planning to invest US$800m (about R10.5bn) on …

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Aid officials urge tougher stance to end targeting of hospitals

Deliberate attacks on health facilities, aid workers and patients in war zones must be condemned more strongly to prevent them becoming the ‘new …

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Gold miner AngloGold incurs a loss of $93million in the last six months

JOHANNESBURG - Anglogold Ashanti, the world’s third biggest gold producer, yesterday reported that it had plunged to a $93million (R1.22billion) …

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Former war refugee back in the firing line to protect Australia

Dressed in civilian clothes, Private Jean Marc Bukasa looked at home mingling with former Cedars Christian College classmates and teachers on Tuesday.

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Congolese seek a community in Minnesota

Wartime tensions complicate refugees’ efforts to make a home here.

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Can Travel Insurance Really Protect You In the Event of a Terrorist Attack?

As we hear more and more reports around the world of terrorist attacks occurring in popular tourist destinations dear to our hearts such as Paris, …

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Africa: 'Never Betray Congo' - a Warning to the SADC Summit

<i>South Africa and Angola's leaders may be preoccupied with domestic events, but they ignore Congo at the region's peril.</i>This weekend, as the Southern …

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Visa challenges UnionPay in China

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Payments Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Visa has filed an application with the People’s Bank of China to become the first nondomestic payment network with a bank card clearing license, reports the South China …

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Floods in DRC, Sierra Leone linked to climate change - Africa - RFI

There were two disastorous floods in the region in the space of a week.The sites of the two landslides are 5000 kilometres apart.<p>One flood swept over a fishing village on the banks of lake Albert in the Democratic Republic of Congo, last Wednesday.<p>The other, two days earlier, occurred in the …

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Netanyahu’s diplomatic charm offensive in Africa is bound to fail

Israel is making a big effort to improve its image and strengthen its diplomatic ties in Africa. Last year, Benjamin Netanyahu was the first Israeli …


Pro-democracy demonstrators from Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and DRC protest outside SADC summit

Demonstrators from Zimbabwe, Zambia, Swaziland and the Democratic Republic of Congo mobilised at the weekend under a coalition called the SADC …

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Trumping Kabila

To shift Congo toward peace, prosperity, and human rights, attack its ruler’s finances.<p>It’s a government so lawless it thinks it can murder U.S. …

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Sierra Leone Latest: Landslides Death Toll Nears 500

After devastating landslides, local authorities are calling for more than 10,000 people to evacuate as more rainfall is expected.

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Africa does not exist - SWI

Swiss Photography Foundation, Winterthur<p>'Africa does not exist'<p>Dominic Nahr<p>“Africa doesn’t exist.” This sentence is posted next to images exhibited …

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Congo mudslide death toll 'to rise to 200' - BBC News

The death toll from Wednesday's landslide in north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is expected to rise above 200, officials say.<p>Most of the dead are from a fishing community on Lake Albert.<p>Officials say the figure is based on the number of households buried after heavy rains caused parts of a …

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Congo landslide death toll likely to rise over 200: Ituri governor | Reuters

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.<p>Published Date: Aug 19, 2017 02:46 am | Updated Date: Aug 19, 2017 …


Landslide in DR Congo kills at least 200 people, destroys homes

Authorities in northeastern Congo say a landslide earlier this week in Ituri province likely has killed at least 200 people.<p>Gov. Abdallah Pene Mbaka said Saturday the estimate is based on missing people and homes affected. He says 50 houses were destroyed and only 44 bodies have been …

Democratic Republic of the Congo | Mugabe, wife Grace set to be in the spotlight as SADC summit begins in Pretoria

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace are set to be in the spotlight during the 37th SADC summit this weekend in Pretoria following …

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Landslide in Congo Kills Dozens, Official Says

NAIROBI, Kenya — A landslide after heavy rains in an eastern area of the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed dozens of people, according to an estimate of the number of households buried by tons of mud, an official said Saturday.<p>About 50 households in the fishing village of Tora, in Ituri …

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Holders DR Congo knocked out of CHAN by Congo Brazzaville

<b>The African Nations Championship (CHAN) holders, the Democratic Republic of Congo, failed to qualify for the 2018 finals in Kenya following a shock elimination by Congo Brazzaville.</b><p>DR Congo could only draw 1-1 with their rivals in Kinshasa, having drawn the first leg of their qualifier 0-0.<p>It put …

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3 Things Multinationals Don’t Understand About Africa’s Middle Class

The retail scene in Africa has undergone a rapid transformation. A few years ago, many staple Western goods were hard to come by in some markets. Now, branded items — from luxury cosmetics to fast food and fast fashion — are becoming widely available at the glittering new shopping malls scattered …

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Congo Suspends Value-Added Tax on Mining Imports

The Democratic Republic of Congo suspended value-added tax on imports by mining companies after briefly reinstating the duty, the country’s main …

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Forty killed in landslide in eastern Congo, vice governor says

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Forty people have been killed in a landslide in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Pacifique Keta, the vice governor of Ituri province, said on Thursday.<p>Seismic and volcanic activity have been responsible for a number of landslides in the region in recent years.<p>Reporting by …

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Refugee children spend summer preparing to enter school in America

Last year more than 1,700 refugees entering Washington state were school aged children. But many of them were not ready for the classroom.<p>For nearly …

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Mudslide victims buried in Sierra Leone as search for missing continues

Burials began on Thursday for 300 people killed in Sierra Leone’s mudslide while the search went on for hundreds of others still missing.<p>In a ceremony attended by President Ernest Bai Koroma, wooden coffins were lowered into hurriedly dug graves at a cemetery in Waterloo, as the country tried to …

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Congo-Brazzaville: Prime Minister and Cabinet Resign

(Photo:<i>The central African nation has been struggling economically since a 2014 drop in oil prices.</i>Republic of Congo Prime …


Congo-Kinshasa: At Least 3 Rangers Killed By Militia While 'Defending National Park' in DRC

(Photo: The Citizen)At least three rangers were killed by the Mai-Mai militia in the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the …

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