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Congo ends oil production-sharing agreements with Israeli investor Gertler

(Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo has ended production-sharing agreements for two oil concessions with companies controlled by Israeli investor Dan Gertler, the hydrocarbons ministry said in a letter seen by Reuters on Sunday. The ministry said in the letter dated June 16 and addressed to Gertler's representatives in Congo that the permits granted to Gertler's Foxwhelp and Caprikat in 2010 for Blocks 1 and 2 near the Ugandan border had expired.

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Congo ends oil production-sharing agreements with Israeli investor Gertler

DRC: How soap-making is bursting the bubble of conflict

The World Food Programme and the Food and Agriculture Organisation empower communities with agricultural and trade skills “Today I feel at peace because my life is moving in the right direction. I am paying for my children’s school fees, I’m building a new house, and my soap business is a success,” says Germaine.

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DRC: How soap-making is bursting the bubble of conflict

UPDATE 2-Democratic Republic of Congo central bank cuts interest rate

KINSHASA, June 17(Adds details, quotes) (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo's central bank on Thursday cut its main interest rate for the third time since the start of the year, to 8.5% from 10.5%, saying it expected a period of macroeconomic stability.

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UPDATE 2-Democratic Republic of Congo central bank cuts interest rate

Oxfam sacks workers after claims that staff used prostitutes, issued death threats and committed fraud in the Democratic Republic of Congo

The probe found two members of Oxfam's staff engaged in sexual misconduct Other claims found to be true included bullying and 'inappropriate' relationship In 2018 it emerged some Oxfam workers had engaged in 'sex parties' in Haiti Oxfam today sacked three workers after an investigation into claims its staff used prostitutes, issued death threats and committed fraud in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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Oxfam sacks workers after claims that staff used prostitutes, issued death threats and committed fraud in the Democratic Republic of Congo

DR Congo court cuts jail term for ex-presidential aide

A former presidential aide in DR Congo who had been sentenced to 20 years in a high-profile corruption case has had his term reduced by seven years on appeal, his lawyer said. Vital Kamerhe, 62, who was also a former speaker of the National Assembly, was sentenced last June for embezzling nearly $50 million (44 million euros) of public funds.

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DR Congo court cuts jail term for ex-presidential aide

Congo Senate declines to lift former PM's immunity over failed agro project

KINSHASA, June 15 (Reuters) - Congo's Senate on Tuesday rejected a request by prosecutors to lift former Prime Minister Matata Ponyo Mapon's immunity so they could indict him for his role in a failed agriculture project in which investigators say $200 million disappeared. Prosecutors hoped to charge Matata, who served as Democratic Republic of Congo's prime minister under former President Joseph Kabila from 2012-2016, with fraud, misappropriation of funds and dereliction of duty in connection with the project.

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Congo Senate declines to lift former PM's immunity over failed agro project

Hospitals overwhelmed as Delta variant fuels increase in Covid around the world

Countries plead with citizens to abide by restrictions to avoid repeat of India crisis A string of countries are warning hospitals are now full of Covid-19 admissions as new variants, particularly the Delta strain first found in India, threaten to swamp wards. As the highly infectious strain spreads round the world, several countries have pleaded with citizens to abide by safety restrictions over fears their health systems buckle as they did in India.

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Hospitals overwhelmed as Delta variant fuels increase in Covid around the world

Dance helps Congo's rape survivors cope with trauma

BUKAVU, Democratic Republic of Congo, June 14 (Reuters) - It was the silence of the traumatized young women she saw before her that convinced dance teacher Amina Lusambo she must do something to help. So she set up dance sessions for rape survivors at a rehabilitation center attached to Panzi Hospital in Bukavu, in eastern Congo, which according to hospital authorities has treated more than 60,000 survivors of sexual violence in its some 20 years of operation.

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Dance helps Congo's rape survivors cope with trauma

Belgium team take knee while Russians stand for Euros opener

Boos and jeers echoed around the Krestovsky Stadium as the entire Belgian team, as well as Spanish referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz, knelt before kick-off in the Group B game, while the Russian players remained standing. Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, whose parents come from the Democratic Republic of Congo, raised his right fist.

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Belgium team take knee while Russians stand for Euros opener

What is monkeypox and what are the symptoms?

It is very rare for the disease to be detected outside of central and western Africa Two cases of the rare disease monkeypox have been detected in north Wales this week, with both patients admitted to hospital in England as a precaution. A Public Health Wales (PHW) official confirmed that two members of the same household were affected.

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What is monkeypox and what are the symptoms?

Bundesliga ‘rookie of the year’ been playing under false identity "in fear"

VfB Stuttgart striker Silas Wamangituka, who was recently named Bundesliga Rookie of the Season, has been playing with a fake name and age his club has revealed Bundesliga side VfB Stuttgart has startlingly revealed that striker Silas Wamangituka has been the 'victim of manipulation' by his former agent.

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Bundesliga ‘rookie of the year’ been playing under false identity

Silas Wamangituka's incredible story as Bundesliga star reveals fake name and age

Stuttgart's Silas Wamangituka has opened up on playing with a fake name and age having revealed he is in fact 22, not 21, and that his real name is Silas Katompa Mvumpa Stuttgart striker Silas Wamangituka has detailed his remarkable story which saw him take on a fake name and age.

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Silas Wamangituka's incredible story as Bundesliga star reveals fake name and age

Stuttgart reveal top scorer Silas has been playing under a false identity

Last Updated The Congolese striker has confirmed his real name and age to the German club after seeing his documents changed by a former agent Stuttgart have revealed that Silas Wamangituka, who was their top scorer in 2020-21, has been playing under a false identity. The forward began his career in the Democratic Republic of Congo before moving to French minnows Ales in 2017 and was snapped up by Ligue 1 club Paris FC a year later.

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Stuttgart reveal top scorer Silas has been playing under a false identity

Congo to begin phased return of residents to volcano-hit city

Democratic Republic of Congo will start a phased return of residents who fled Goma in the aftermath of a volcanic eruption that destroyed thousands of homes and threatened to overrun the city, the government said on Monday. Less than a week after the initial eruption on May 22, which only just stopped short of the city limits, some 400,000 people scrambled to leave when the government warned underground tremors could cause a new eruption, or trigger the release of toxic gases.

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Congo to begin phased return of residents to volcano-hit city

Congo volcano observatory failed to predict eruption due to mismanagement, say workers

(Reuters) - Researchers at an eastern Congolese volcano observatory on Saturday said they could have predicted the deadly eruption of Mount Nyiragongo in May if their work had not been impeded by alleged mismanagement and embezzlement. At least 31 people died when the volcano sent a wall of lava spreading towards Goma on May 22, destroying 3,000 homes along the way and cutting a major road used to bring aid to the strife-torn region.

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Congo volcano observatory failed to predict eruption due to mismanagement, say workers

Congo faces third wave of coronavirus, says health minister

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Congo faces third wave of coronavirus, says health minister

Politics this week

The opponents of Binyamin Netanyahu reached an agreement that would end his 12-year stretch as prime minister of Israel. Under the deal, Naftali Bennett, the leader of a nationalist party, would become prime minister, serving for two years before handing over to Yair Lapid, a centrist and secularist.

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Politics this week

Congo agrees $100 mln solar-hybrid power deal for three cities

Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday signed a $100 million solar-hybrid power deal with a consortium led by Gridworks, to provide electricity to half a million people across three cities that have no grid connection. Solar-hybrid systems combine solar power with another electricity generating energy source. For this 22-year concession, the back up power source will be diesel, Gridworks said.

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Congo agrees $100 mln solar-hybrid power deal for three cities