Congo-Kinshasa: Deep in the Jungle, Scientists Explore the Links Between the Congo and Climate Change

Researchers aim to understand how the world’s second-largest rainforest is responding to — and influencing — global warming. The town of Yangambi, about 60 miles west of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s much larger city, Kisangani, sits on a broad plain by the Congo River. When explorer Henry Morton Stanley canoed up the Congo in 1882 — laying the groundwork for Belgium’s King Leopold II to acquire what became the Congo Free State as his personal real estate — a similarly flat parcel attracted his attention. He noted approvingly of…

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SOUTH African companies eager to invest in D.R Congo

Kinshasa — SOUTH African companies eager to invest in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are not deterred by the political problems in the Central African nation. Some 29 businesspeople from the Southern African country are in DRC for the of the eighth Investment and Trade Initiative (ITI) scheduled to take place in Kinshasa and Lubumbashi until November 11. The objective of the ITI, organised by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), is to increase trade and deepen bilateral relations between South Africa and the DRC. Luvuyo Ndimeni, Deputy…

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