• Financial Services for Everyone - Agent Banking in the Democratic Republic of Congo

    http://www.ifc.org/financialinclusionafrica - Banks generally consider poor customers too risky and too expensive to serve. Employing an innovative business model of agent banking and biometric technology, micro-finance bank FINCA is bringing formal financial services to the poor in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Even low income people now have a safe place to save money, earn interest and manage economic decisions.

    published: 22 May 2014
  • Grand Inga, Congo's $50bn super dam | FT World Notebook

    ► Subscribe to the Financial Times on YouTube: http://bit.ly/FTimeSubs The FT's east Africa correspondent Katrina Manson travels to Inga to report on the Democratic Republic of Congo's plans to build the Grand Inga, the world's biggest hydropower dam. The $50bn project, which will boost the copper sector and alleviate blackouts, will take decades to build. ► FT World News: http://bit.ly/1Exp0iJ ► FT Business: http://bit.ly/1KUK08s For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video Twitter https://twitter.com/ftvideo Facebook https://www.facebook.com/financialtimes

    published: 08 Sep 2014
  • Kinshasa – moving to Congo's beat

    In the Democratic Republic of Congo, a country characterised by poverty and unemployment, music and dance are key outlets. The FT’s East Africa Correspondent Katrina Manson explores how pleasure dulls the pain of living in the capital, Kinshasa. For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video Subscribe to the Financial Times on YouTube; http://goo.gl/vUQx5k Twitter https://twitter.com/ftvideo Facebook https://www.facebook.com/financialtimes

    published: 29 Aug 2014
  • EU has big financial commitment to DRC in upcoming elections says Congolese politician

    EUOBSERVER / STRASBOURG (6 July) - "We want to avoid a post-electoral situation like in the Ivory Coast," says Congolese MP Medard Mulangala, who heads the main opposition party in Congo, the Union for a Republican Majority. Tipped as a major candidate in the presidential elections due in November, the Congolese politician is in Strasbourg this week for talks with MEPs about EU funds being allocated to the Democratic Republic of Congo to ensure smooth and transparent elections. By Méabh Mc Mahon http://euobserver.com/

    published: 06 Jul 2011
  • DR Congo's Finance Minister Ponyo Mapon Matata

    Finance Minister of DR Congo tells journalists at the 2011 Annual Meetings of the World Bank-IMF in Washington, DC, that DR Congo' will post GDP growth of 6.8 percent in 2011, down slightly from 7.2 percent in 2010 and looks to regional investments in agriculture, agribusiness, energy and other infrastructure projects to create jobs, stem inequalities, and tackle regional challenges. As chair of the Caucus of African Finance Ministers and central bank governors, he also calls on IMF reform to expand representation on the Fund's Board to a third African executive director.

    published: 25 Sep 2011
  • CI Africa interview Republic of Congo Economy Minister Gilbert Ondongo at NPC August 1, 20141

    WASHINGTON (CI Africa) -- The Republic of Congo is in talks with the US financial group Citigroup and Standard Bank of South Africa to establish local banks of the two international groups, Economy Minister Gilbert Ondongo told Capitol Intelligence in a Google Glass interview. . At present, the Republic of Congo has a mere dozen of banks, the minister said, and the government is keen to see the establishment of the nation’s first investment bank. The Congolese government would also like to see the foundation of a national development bank with the help of international institutions, he added. These efforts come as part of a drive to diversify the economy in order to reduce its dependence on oil, the minister said. He said that he hopes major oil companies such as Chevron and ExxonMobil w...

    published: 01 Aug 2014
  • Congo Approves Economic Stimulus Package Of AK-47 For Every Citizen

    Congo lawmakers are convinced the stimulus package will give Congolese the assault weapons they need to obtain clothes, food.

    published: 08 Jan 2010
  • Son Of The Congo: Everything Is Possible [Episode 3]

    EPISODE 3 Even though Serge Ibaka is often overwhelmed by financial requests, he witnesses what his generosity means.

    published: 27 Mar 2015
  • Leadership From Within Is Key To Congo's Economic Growth

    Jean Jacques Purusi Sadiki of the Democratic Republic of Congo's Ministry of Employment, Labor, and Social Welfare, says his country has all the natural resources it needs to create jobs and a strong economy -- but a lack of leadership gets in the way. Good governance, combating impunity, and the rule of law are all lacking in the DRC he says, but will only be solved by action from within the country -- not by the United Nations or other countries. He cites Liberia as an example of how a country can fix its own economic issues through good leadership. One place the DRC may find this leadership is in its diaspora of 7 million Congolese living abroad. 90 percent of these people have at least a master's degree, and some are returning to help the country grow.

    published: 21 May 2013
  • The Congo Dandies: living in poverty and spending a fortune to look like a million dollars

    “La Sape” is a unique movement based in Congo that unites fashion-conscious men who are ready to splurge money they don’t really have on designer clothes. Dressing in stark contrast with their surroundings, these elegant ambiance-makers become true local celebrities… but this fame comes at a price. The Republic of the Congo in Central Africa can’t boast of high standards of living. Yet, there are men here who are prepared to spend a fortune on designer suits. They call themselves “sapeurs” – members of the “La Sape” movement. “La Sape” comes from French and stands for “The Society of Ambiance-Makers and Elegant People”. For its adherents, it’s all about style and elegance, the right combination of colours and textures, brand-names and the highest quality materials. They derive true joy fr...

    published: 16 Nov 2015
Financial Services for Everyone - Agent Banking in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Financial Services for Everyone - Agent Banking in the Democratic Republic of Congo

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  • Updated: 22 May 2014
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http://www.ifc.org/financialinclusionafrica - Banks generally consider poor customers too risky and too expensive to serve. Employing an innovative business model of agent banking and biometric technology, micro-finance bank FINCA is bringing formal financial services to the poor in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Even low income people now have a safe place to save money, earn interest and manage economic decisions.
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Grand Inga, Congo's $50bn super dam | FT World Notebook

Grand Inga, Congo's $50bn super dam | FT World Notebook

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  • Updated: 08 Sep 2014
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► Subscribe to the Financial Times on YouTube: http://bit.ly/FTimeSubs The FT's east Africa correspondent Katrina Manson travels to Inga to report on the Democratic Republic of Congo's plans to build the Grand Inga, the world's biggest hydropower dam. The $50bn project, which will boost the copper sector and alleviate blackouts, will take decades to build. ► FT World News: http://bit.ly/1Exp0iJ ► FT Business: http://bit.ly/1KUK08s For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video Twitter https://twitter.com/ftvideo Facebook https://www.facebook.com/financialtimes
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Kinshasa – moving to Congo's beat

Kinshasa – moving to Congo's beat

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  • Updated: 29 Aug 2014
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In the Democratic Republic of Congo, a country characterised by poverty and unemployment, music and dance are key outlets. The FT’s East Africa Correspondent Katrina Manson explores how pleasure dulls the pain of living in the capital, Kinshasa. For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video Subscribe to the Financial Times on YouTube; http://goo.gl/vUQx5k Twitter https://twitter.com/ftvideo Facebook https://www.facebook.com/financialtimes
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EU has big financial commitment to DRC in upcoming elections says Congolese politician

EU has big financial commitment to DRC in upcoming elections says Congolese politician

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  • Updated: 06 Jul 2011
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EUOBSERVER / STRASBOURG (6 July) - "We want to avoid a post-electoral situation like in the Ivory Coast," says Congolese MP Medard Mulangala, who heads the main opposition party in Congo, the Union for a Republican Majority. Tipped as a major candidate in the presidential elections due in November, the Congolese politician is in Strasbourg this week for talks with MEPs about EU funds being allocated to the Democratic Republic of Congo to ensure smooth and transparent elections. By Méabh Mc Mahon http://euobserver.com/
wn.com/Eu Has Big Financial Commitment To Drc In Upcoming Elections Says Congolese Politician
DR Congo's Finance Minister Ponyo Mapon Matata

DR Congo's Finance Minister Ponyo Mapon Matata

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  • Updated: 25 Sep 2011
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Finance Minister of DR Congo tells journalists at the 2011 Annual Meetings of the World Bank-IMF in Washington, DC, that DR Congo' will post GDP growth of 6.8 percent in 2011, down slightly from 7.2 percent in 2010 and looks to regional investments in agriculture, agribusiness, energy and other infrastructure projects to create jobs, stem inequalities, and tackle regional challenges. As chair of the Caucus of African Finance Ministers and central bank governors, he also calls on IMF reform to expand representation on the Fund's Board to a third African executive director.
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CI Africa interview Republic of Congo Economy Minister Gilbert Ondongo at NPC  August 1, 20141

CI Africa interview Republic of Congo Economy Minister Gilbert Ondongo at NPC August 1, 20141

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  • Updated: 01 Aug 2014
  • views: 500
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WASHINGTON (CI Africa) -- The Republic of Congo is in talks with the US financial group Citigroup and Standard Bank of South Africa to establish local banks of the two international groups, Economy Minister Gilbert Ondongo told Capitol Intelligence in a Google Glass interview. . At present, the Republic of Congo has a mere dozen of banks, the minister said, and the government is keen to see the establishment of the nation’s first investment bank. The Congolese government would also like to see the foundation of a national development bank with the help of international institutions, he added. These efforts come as part of a drive to diversify the economy in order to reduce its dependence on oil, the minister said. He said that he hopes major oil companies such as Chevron and ExxonMobil will make direct investments in promoting the country’s non-natural resource sector. The Republic of Congo is keen to encourage foreign direct investment (FDI) in industry, services and agriculture, President (name) told Capitol Intel. While FDI in the central African nation has to date been concentrated almost exclusively in the oil sector, the president is particularly keen to see investment in telecommunications, information technology and logistics. Minister Ondongo added that tourism is another priority sector for FDI in the Republic of Congo. Jose Viega, the head of Africa for Asperbras, said the group is building 12 hospitals in Congo, with much of business being paid by Brazilian companies. Minister Ondongo and Mr. Viega were speaking on the sidelines of a National Press Club event honoring Republic of Congo President Denis Sassou Nguesso. Copyright of Capitol Intelligence Group - Turning Swords into Equity
wn.com/Ci Africa Interview Republic Of Congo Economy Minister Gilbert Ondongo At Npc August 1, 20141
Congo Approves Economic Stimulus Package Of AK-47 For Every Citizen

Congo Approves Economic Stimulus Package Of AK-47 For Every Citizen

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  • Updated: 08 Jan 2010
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Congo lawmakers are convinced the stimulus package will give Congolese the assault weapons they need to obtain clothes, food.
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Son Of The Congo: Everything Is Possible [Episode 3]

Son Of The Congo: Everything Is Possible [Episode 3]

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  • Updated: 27 Mar 2015
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EPISODE 3 Even though Serge Ibaka is often overwhelmed by financial requests, he witnesses what his generosity means.
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Leadership From Within Is Key To Congo's Economic Growth

Leadership From Within Is Key To Congo's Economic Growth

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  • Updated: 21 May 2013
  • views: 362
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Jean Jacques Purusi Sadiki of the Democratic Republic of Congo's Ministry of Employment, Labor, and Social Welfare, says his country has all the natural resources it needs to create jobs and a strong economy -- but a lack of leadership gets in the way. Good governance, combating impunity, and the rule of law are all lacking in the DRC he says, but will only be solved by action from within the country -- not by the United Nations or other countries. He cites Liberia as an example of how a country can fix its own economic issues through good leadership. One place the DRC may find this leadership is in its diaspora of 7 million Congolese living abroad. 90 percent of these people have at least a master's degree, and some are returning to help the country grow.
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The Congo Dandies: living in poverty and spending a fortune to look like a million dollars

The Congo Dandies: living in poverty and spending a fortune to look like a million dollars

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  • Updated: 16 Nov 2015
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“La Sape” is a unique movement based in Congo that unites fashion-conscious men who are ready to splurge money they don’t really have on designer clothes. Dressing in stark contrast with their surroundings, these elegant ambiance-makers become true local celebrities… but this fame comes at a price. The Republic of the Congo in Central Africa can’t boast of high standards of living. Yet, there are men here who are prepared to spend a fortune on designer suits. They call themselves “sapeurs” – members of the “La Sape” movement. “La Sape” comes from French and stands for “The Society of Ambiance-Makers and Elegant People”. For its adherents, it’s all about style and elegance, the right combination of colours and textures, brand-names and the highest quality materials. They derive true joy from showing off their attire on the streets of Brazzaville – the country’s capital and the centre of the “La Sape” movement. Walking down dusty streets lined with clay houses, they turn heads and feel like kings. And there’s no price they won’t pay for this. In fact, behind the image of success these dandies project, there are often stories of significant financial troubles caused by their extravagant hobby. To afford the price tag of their designer clothes, “sapeurs” have to save, borrow and even steal money, sometimes bringing ruin to their families. But even the grim consequences of their indulgent dressing habits often don’t stop “sapeurs” from spending money they don’t really have. They are in constant competition with each other and investing in their image is more important to them than improving their living conditions. Dressing smartly becomes a true addiction that is very hard to conquer. However, some “sapeurs” do strive to find a balance between looking chic and being reasonable with their spending. They insist that the “La Sape” movement isn’t about designer suits but rather developing impeccable taste. They make an emphasis on learning to dress well but within one’s means. This way, style and elegance will demand fewer sacrifices from their devotees and will be accessible to more sophisticated men. SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM http://instagram.com/rt_documentary/ RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
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