Democratic Republic of the Congo

How do the Socceroos rank among the 32 World Cup finalists?

<b>1. GERMANY</b><p>The masters of the world game and reigning world champions, Germany will go into this tournament deservedly favourites and number one …

FIFA

Metal recyclers prepare for electric car revolution

LONDON (Reuters) - Recycling companies are honing processes to extract metals from old batteries more cheaply and efficiently so they can capitalize on an expected shortfall in materials such as cobalt and lithium when sales of electric cars take off.<p>The main obstacle recyclers face now is a …

Batteries

Marijuana: The Congo's New Cash Crop

Before he started growing weed, Congolese planter Koti spent his days digging holes and tunnels, mining for morsels of gold. He would smoke weed — or</i> …

Culture

Angelina Jolie Addresses Hollywood Sexual Abuse In U.N. Speech: Sexual Violence Is ‘Cheaper Than A Bullet’

Angelina Jolie — one of the most powerful Hollywood actress — has come forward to talk about sexual harassment in the workplace. The actress, who is …

Entertainment

A Redland toilet has been 'twinned' with a toilet in the Congo

A Bristol bathroom and plumbing company is joining forces with charity Toilet Twinning to mark World Toilet Day this Sunday, November 19, and help …

Hannah Baker

Vodacom connects to the fast lane

Rival telecommunications firm Telkom said last week that IoT was a "strategic focus area" for subsidiary BCX. More than 100,000 devices and sensors …

Business (South Africa)

Rwanda:Govt to Issue Visa on Arrival for All Visitors

As part of the recent Cabinet resolution, travellers from across the world will from January 1, 2018, receive a 30-day visa upon arrival following …

Africa

Time running out for soccer boy after passport delay

Cape Town - An aspiring soccer player’s dream could be shattered if his passport woes are not fixed by the Department of Home Affairs.George Maskini, …

Cape Town

UN Calls on DR Congo to Respect the Right to Protest

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein has called on authorities to lawfully handle demonstrations organized by those protesting …

Congo

Are SuperSport United ready for CAF Confederation Cup final with TP Mazembe?

Posted: <b>17 November 2017</b> Time: <b>08:48</b><p>SuperSport United head into their maiden CAF Confederation Cup final on the back of less-than-ideal preparations, …

Soccer

Cleveland Police officers undergo unique 'refugee awareness' training

CLEVELAND - Every single Cleveland Police officer is undergoing a unique type of training to help connect with one of the city’s most vulnerable …

Cleveland

Congo-Kinshasa:UN Urges Authorities to Allow Peaceful Expression of Dissent At Protests

[UN News] The United Nations human rights chief on Wednesday called on the authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to lawfully …

Africa

UN secretary-general António Guterres on Trump and North Korea

The ninth secretary-general of the United Nations sits in a room on the 38th floor of the UN tower in New York, and waves his hand at a collection of …

North Korea

Africa: Equipping Youth to Renegotiate 'Africa Rising'

Dr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SPSG) for West Africa and the Sahel, and Head of the United …

Africa

Three graphics that show why Finland is the safest place on the planet

Anxious holidaymakers should head to Norway or Finland for their next trip, according to a new map of travel risks around the world.<p>Produced by security specialists International SOS, the 2018 Travel Risk Map, below, charts threat levels across the globe in three categories - medical, security and …

South Sudan

How Crystal Palace’s Zaha is helping Bolasie’s recovery

The injured Toffees winger said that seeing his former teammate getting back to grips immediately after his setback is enough inspiration for him<p>Everton Yannick Bolasie has revealed that Wilfried Zaha’s immediate impact after coming from a knee injury inspires him in his own recovery process.<p>While …

English Premier League

Angelina Jolie Says 3 Myths Fuel Sexual Violence

Angelina Jolie believes there are three myths as to why sexual violence — which the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network defines as a "non-legal …

Canadian News

Sweden says Congo not helping investigation into murder of U.N. monitor

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Swedish prosecutors accused Democratic Republic of Congo’s government on Wednesday of not cooperating with their investigation into the murder of a U.N. sanctions monitor from Sweden.<p>A still image from an undated video of Swedish national Zaida Catalan taken in an unknown …

Sweden

Madagascar Wrestles With Worst Outbreak of Plague in Half a Century

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar—In September, David Ranaivo woke up with a high fever and felt very weak. He went to a nearby hospital, but was so depleted he could barely answer the doctor’s questions.<p>Around 24 hours later, the doctor returned with a diagnosis: the plague.<p>“I was totally devastated,” said …

World News

EXTRA TIME: SuperSport United on their way to DR Congo for Caf Confederation Cup final

Coach Eric Tinkler's men are ready for their biggest test, away to African giants TP Mazembe on Sunday<p>The Matsatsantsa troop is understandably over excited about this one. Particularly since their star players don't have Russia to look forward to, they can now at least look forward to DR Congo only.<p>…

Supersport United

Congolese Factions Lobbying For U.S. Intervention

<i>by Emma Leathley</i><p>In April, one of the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s most powerful opposition leadersrequested Secretary Rex Tillerson’s support for his return from exile in a letter sent through a prominent Washington lobbying firm.<p>Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld submitted the letter on behalf …

Africa

Dispatch from Kavumu: A long-awaited trial begins for men who allegedly gang-raped 50 little girls over three years - Women’s Media Center

Dispatch from Kavumu: A long-awaited trial begins for men who allegedly gang-raped 50 little girls over three years<p>Steam drifts off a damp soccer …

Crime

DR Congo makes arrests ahead of anti Kabila protests

File: Democratic Republic Congo's President Joseph Kabila. Photo: Reuters/Tiksa Negeri<p>KINSHASA - Police in the Democratic Republic of Congo on …

News (South Africa)

Men 'held captive at gunpoint’ for cracking new fish tank

Cape Town - A fish tank installer says he was held hostage at gunpoint by a homeowner after he accidentally cracked his new glass tank.Jerry …

Cape Town

Vicente Paredes' hard-hitting Pony Congo goes on show at Espace Images Vevey

Bilbao-based photographer Vicente Paredes has been boxing for 10 years, training in his local gym under retired Congolese pro Pedro Massamba. The two …

Congo

Bizarro World Cup: Which Russia reject wins a 2nd-tier tourney?

Privately devastated that Italy failed to qualify for the World Cup, and publicly intrigued by lucrative sponsorship ties and placating some of …

FIFA

Sport24.co.za | Tinkler targets away-goal advantage

SuperSport United head coach Eric Tinkler is looking for a CAF Confederation Cup final first-leg advantage when they take on TP Mazembe.

Sport (South Africa)

Cobalt hedging not mining the route for VW in EV drive, official says

BERLIN (Reuters) - Volkswagen (DE:VOWG_p) is not looking to secure long-term supplies of cobalt, a key ingredient of electric-car batteries, by …

Congo

US changes tone on UN peacekeeping efforts

in Vancouver<p>The US has announced its continued support for UN peacekeeping efforts, months after President Donald Trump disparaged the organisation …

Africa

Apple praised for promoting conflict-free minerals trade

Apple’s attempts at cleaning up its use of conflict minerals appears to be working, based on a new report which claims the company is the “clear leader in supporting a conflict-free minerals trade.”<p>Published today, Enough Project’s 2017 Conflict Minerals Company Rankings says that Apple, Alphabet, …

Apple