• 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
  • Event: Combating Violent Kleptocracy in the Democratic Republic of Congo

    Over the past 130 years, Congo has exhibited many elements of violent kleptocracy, a system of state capture in which ruling networks and commercial partners hijack governing institutions and maintain impunity for the purpose of resource extraction and for the security of the regime. Ruling networks utilize varying levels of violence to maintain power and repress dissenting voices. This system plays out today with the current regime’s attempt to subvert a democratic transition, as President Joseph Kabila and his associates profit from grand corruption and are trying by all means necessary to hold on to power. The report, based on field and historic research, reveals seven pillars of violent kleptocracy manifest in the government of Congo, including letting security forces pay themselves an...

    published: 28 Oct 2016
  • World Bank warns DR Congo is facing enduring economic crisis

    DR Congo is experiencing an economic crisis, the World Bank (WB) has warned in its 4th report on the monitoring of the economic and financial situation of the country presented on Tuesday in Kinshasa. Among the main indicators of this crisis, the World Bank cites the revision of the rate of growth of the DRC from a high of 7% to the current average growth of 2.5%. "This growth when compared to the population growth of the DRC, which is almost 3%, means we are now getting a per capita growth ra… READ MORE : http://www.africanews.com/2017/02/02/world-bank-warns-dr-congo-is-facing-enduring-economic-crisis Africanews is a new pan-African media pioneering multilingual and independent news telling expertise in Sub-Saharan Africa. Subscribe on ourYoutube channel : https://www.youtube.com/c/afr...

    published: 02 Feb 2017
  • 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
  • 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
  • DR Congo street food industry booming amidst an economic crisis

    The Democratic Republic of Congo has been mired by economic hardship for years. A fall in commodity prices that hit the country's mining industry led to mass job losses and sparked an economic crisis in mid-2015. In an effort to cope with the current situation, residents in the country's capital, Kinshasa have turned to cheaper alternatives to feed themselves and their families, but with - at a hygienic cost. Here's more on that story.

    published: 12 Feb 2017
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo Economic Summit Video, Skyview 2015

    published: 19 Mar 2015
  • The world's emergency service - in 360

    In the Democratic Republic of Congo, typhoid is raging and healthcare is almost non-existent. Enter the staff of Médecins Sans Frontières, a charity that saves lives in regions blighted by war, disease or disaster across the globe. David Pilling tells their story in this powerful 360 video by Charlie Bibby. Editor and technical producer, Petros Gioumpasis. ► Subscribe to FT.com here: http://on.ft.com/2eZZoLI ► Subscribe to the Financial Times on YouTube: http://bit.ly/FTimeSubs 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: 24 Nov 2016
  • 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
  • DR Congo's traders decry rising inflation

    Since February, the Democratic Republic of Congo's currency, the franc; has slid severally after years of a remarkable stability of around 920-930 CFA to the US dollar. Some currency dealers in the street of Lukusa, in the north of the capital Kinshasa, said the decline began in late 2015. Some financial institutions exchange a dollar for 977 Congolese francs while other business people exchange at the rate of 980 francs for a dollar. "It leaves us in a bad state state this time because wh… READ MORE : http://www.africanews.com/2016/04/19/dr-congo-s-traders-decry-rising-inflation Africanews is a new pan-African media pioneering multilingual and independent news telling expertise in Sub-Saharan Africa. Subscribe on ourYoutube channel : https://www.youtube.com/c/africanews Africanews...

    published: 19 Apr 2016
  • REDD+ Republic of Congo: Engaging Communities in Sustainable Forest Management Brings Benefits

    The Republic of Congo is highly dependent on forest resources for livelihoods. Despite being the second most valuable natural resource after oil, forests contribution to the national economy is relatively low. Deforestation and degradation rates, although low by international standards, have been rising rapidly in recent years. They are predicted to accelerate further as the country attempts to develop forest areas, and as the population grows by about 3% per year. This video is part of a series featuring results under the REDD+ (Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation Initiative), a system of financial incentives for more sustainable forest management. It depicts forest communities’ livelihoods, drivers of deforestation and its human impacts in Burkina Faso, Democratic Repub...

    published: 16 Mar 2017
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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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.
https://wn.com/Financial_Services_For_Everyone_Agent_Banking_In_The_Democratic_Republic_Of_Congo
Event: Combating Violent Kleptocracy in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Event: Combating Violent Kleptocracy in the Democratic Republic of Congo

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  • Updated: 28 Oct 2016
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Over the past 130 years, Congo has exhibited many elements of violent kleptocracy, a system of state capture in which ruling networks and commercial partners hijack governing institutions and maintain impunity for the purpose of resource extraction and for the security of the regime. Ruling networks utilize varying levels of violence to maintain power and repress dissenting voices. This system plays out today with the current regime’s attempt to subvert a democratic transition, as President Joseph Kabila and his associates profit from grand corruption and are trying by all means necessary to hold on to power. The report, based on field and historic research, reveals seven pillars of violent kleptocracy manifest in the government of Congo, including letting security forces pay themselves and ensuring regime-connected elites are not held accountable for crimes. The panelists will discuss new policy options for addressing the crisis, including using tools of financial and judicial pressure that are normally reserved for combating nuclear proliferation and terrorism, as well as new strategies for good governance. Distinguished guests: Dr. Pierre Englebert, H. Russell Smith Professor of International Relations and Professor of African Politics, Pomona College Sasha Lezhnev, Associate Director of Policy, Enough Project Peter Harrell, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Counter Threat Finance and Sanctions Nita Evele, Board Member, Panzi Foundation Holly Dranginis, Senior Policy Analyst, Enough Project Moderator Rudy H. Massamba, Program Officer for Central Africa, National Endowment for Democracy Introductory remarks by John Prendergast, Founding Director, Enough Project Please join distinguished experts on the Great Lakes region of Africa as they discuss how to address the crises of democracy and conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The event will launch a new Enough Project comprehensive study authored by Sasha Lezhnev, "A Criminal State: Understanding and Countering Institutionalized Corruption and Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo," the second installment in the Enough Project’s Violent Kleptocracies Series.
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World Bank warns DR Congo is facing enduring economic crisis

World Bank warns DR Congo is facing enduring economic crisis

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  • Updated: 02 Feb 2017
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DR Congo is experiencing an economic crisis, the World Bank (WB) has warned in its 4th report on the monitoring of the economic and financial situation of the country presented on Tuesday in Kinshasa. Among the main indicators of this crisis, the World Bank cites the revision of the rate of growth of the DRC from a high of 7% to the current average growth of 2.5%. "This growth when compared to the population growth of the DRC, which is almost 3%, means we are now getting a per capita growth ra… READ MORE : http://www.africanews.com/2017/02/02/world-bank-warns-dr-congo-is-facing-enduring-economic-crisis Africanews is a new pan-African media pioneering multilingual and independent news telling expertise in Sub-Saharan Africa. Subscribe on ourYoutube channel : https://www.youtube.com/c/africanews Africanews is available in English and French. Website : www.africanews.com Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/africanews.channel/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/africanews
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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.
https://wn.com/Dr_Congo's_Finance_Minister_Ponyo_Mapon_Matata
Kinshasa – moving to Congo's beat

Kinshasa – moving to Congo's beat

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  • Updated: 29 Aug 2014
  • views: 944
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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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DR Congo street food industry booming amidst an economic crisis

DR Congo street food industry booming amidst an economic crisis

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  • Updated: 12 Feb 2017
  • views: 467
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The Democratic Republic of Congo has been mired by economic hardship for years. A fall in commodity prices that hit the country's mining industry led to mass job losses and sparked an economic crisis in mid-2015. In an effort to cope with the current situation, residents in the country's capital, Kinshasa have turned to cheaper alternatives to feed themselves and their families, but with - at a hygienic cost. Here's more on that story.
https://wn.com/Dr_Congo_Street_Food_Industry_Booming_Amidst_An_Economic_Crisis
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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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.
https://wn.com/Son_Of_The_Congo_Everything_Is_Possible_Episode_3
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: 375
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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.
https://wn.com/Leadership_From_Within_Is_Key_To_Congo's_Economic_Growth
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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Democratic Republic of the Congo Economic Summit Video, Skyview 2015

Democratic Republic of the Congo Economic Summit Video, Skyview 2015

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  • Updated: 19 Mar 2015
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The world's emergency service - in 360

The world's emergency service - in 360

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  • Updated: 24 Nov 2016
  • views: 0
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In the Democratic Republic of Congo, typhoid is raging and healthcare is almost non-existent. Enter the staff of Médecins Sans Frontières, a charity that saves lives in regions blighted by war, disease or disaster across the globe. David Pilling tells their story in this powerful 360 video by Charlie Bibby. Editor and technical producer, Petros Gioumpasis. ► Subscribe to FT.com here: http://on.ft.com/2eZZoLI ► Subscribe to the Financial Times on YouTube: http://bit.ly/FTimeSubs 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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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
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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
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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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DR Congo's traders decry rising inflation

DR Congo's traders decry rising inflation

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  • Updated: 19 Apr 2016
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Since February, the Democratic Republic of Congo's currency, the franc; has slid severally after years of a remarkable stability of around 920-930 CFA to the US dollar. Some currency dealers in the street of Lukusa, in the north of the capital Kinshasa, said the decline began in late 2015. Some financial institutions exchange a dollar for 977 Congolese francs while other business people exchange at the rate of 980 francs for a dollar. "It leaves us in a bad state state this time because wh… READ MORE : http://www.africanews.com/2016/04/19/dr-congo-s-traders-decry-rising-inflation Africanews is a new pan-African media pioneering multilingual and independent news telling expertise in Sub-Saharan Africa. Subscribe on ourYoutube channel : https://www.youtube.com/c/africanews Africanews is available in English and French. Website : www.africanews.com Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/africanews.channel/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/africanews
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REDD+ Republic of Congo: Engaging Communities in Sustainable Forest Management Brings Benefits

REDD+ Republic of Congo: Engaging Communities in Sustainable Forest Management Brings Benefits

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  • Updated: 16 Mar 2017
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The Republic of Congo is highly dependent on forest resources for livelihoods. Despite being the second most valuable natural resource after oil, forests contribution to the national economy is relatively low. Deforestation and degradation rates, although low by international standards, have been rising rapidly in recent years. They are predicted to accelerate further as the country attempts to develop forest areas, and as the population grows by about 3% per year. This video is part of a series featuring results under the REDD+ (Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation Initiative), a system of financial incentives for more sustainable forest management. It depicts forest communities’ livelihoods, drivers of deforestation and its human impacts in Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Ghana, Liberia, and Mozambique
https://wn.com/Redd_Republic_Of_Congo_Engaging_Communities_In_Sustainable_Forest_Management_Brings_Benefits