• 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo Economic Summit Video, Skyview 2015

    published: 19 Mar 2015
  • Confessions of an Economic Hit Man - (FULL AUDIO BOOK)

    From the author of the phenomenal New York Times bestseller, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, comes an exposé of international corruption, and an inspired plan to turn the tide for future generations With a presidential election around the corner, questions of America's military buildup, environmental impact, and foreign policy are on everyone's mind. Former Economic Hit Man John Perkins goes behind the scenes of the current geopolitical crisis and offers bold solutions to our most pressing problems. Drawing on interviews with other EHMs, jackals, CIA operatives, reporters, businessmen, and activists, Perkins reveals the secret history of events that have created the current American Empire, including: How the defeats in Vietnam and Iraq have benefited big business The role ...

    published: 09 Apr 2016
  • Matters Financial and Geopolitical from a Frontier @alykhansatchu

    The FED, BOJ, Sunflower Fields, @Potus, #UNGA, @HillaryClinton, Donald Trump, Reserve Bank of India, DR Congo, Guinness Nigeria, Okavango, Botswana, Africa, Sergio Estrellado, PRADA, Kabila, Kinshasa

    published: 21 Sep 2016
  • Matters Financial and Geopolitical from a Frontier @alykhansatchu

    @Flotus Michelle Obama, Brexit, Twin Towers, Lord Alfred Tennyson, #PearlHarbor75, @IvankaTrump, Israel’s Settlements, Resolution 2334, Trump, @netanyahu, Israeli penetration, @AmbShapiro Ben Rhodes, Donald Trump’s rhetoric, President Assad, Russian Investigation, Saudi Royal Family, Vladimir Putin, Dollar, Euro, Japan Yen, Pound, Gold, Crude Oil, #Arctic sea-ice, Congo President Denis Sassou, Election laws, Fitch, Kenya Shilling.

    published: 28 Dec 2016
  • Exploring Rwanda's Economic Transformation

    (www.abndigital.com) From the land of a thousand hills, we bring you "Doing Business in Rwanda", a monthly show focusing on sectorial growth and development in one of Africa's emerging markets. Kicking off this 24 episode series is an overview of Rwanda's reforms towards growth and why the country is considered one of the most attractive investment destinations. Surrounded by Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo, this jewel of Africa is hard at work rebuilding its social and economic landscape. ABN's Loise Wachira explores the country's transformation.

    published: 13 Nov 2012
  • Pastor Jarid and Trevin Head to the D.R. Congo

    Pastor Jarid McCool and 9th grader Trevin Rose are going to the D.R. Congo this October 2015. They are looking for some financial and prayer support as they head to Africa to meet with missionaries and train up pastors in Christ. Expenses are covered once there, but they need money for the plane tickets and visas. Please consider supporting them in this calling. You can mail a check to: Burley First Christian Church P.O. Box 1244 Burley, ID 83318 or visit the GoFundMe page: http://www.gofundme.com/xherks

    published: 06 Aug 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
  • views: 59364
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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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  • Duration: 88:38
  • Updated: 28 Oct 2016
  • views: 668
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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.
https://wn.com/Event_Combating_Violent_Kleptocracy_In_The_Democratic_Republic_Of_Congo
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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  • Duration: 25:49
  • Updated: 16 Nov 2015
  • views: 394527
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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/
https://wn.com/The_Congo_Dandies_Living_In_Poverty_And_Spending_A_Fortune_To_Look_Like_A_Million_Dollars
DR Congo's Finance Minister Ponyo Mapon Matata

DR Congo's Finance Minister Ponyo Mapon Matata

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  • Duration: 10:50
  • Updated: 25 Sep 2011
  • views: 928
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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
Democratic Republic of the Congo Economic Summit Video, Skyview 2015

Democratic Republic of the Congo Economic Summit Video, Skyview 2015

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  • Duration: 0:55
  • Updated: 19 Mar 2015
  • views: 54
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https://wn.com/Democratic_Republic_Of_The_Congo_Economic_Summit_Video,_Skyview_2015
Confessions of an Economic Hit Man - (FULL AUDIO BOOK)

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man - (FULL AUDIO BOOK)

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  • Duration: 558:26
  • Updated: 09 Apr 2016
  • views: 11925
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From the author of the phenomenal New York Times bestseller, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, comes an exposé of international corruption, and an inspired plan to turn the tide for future generations With a presidential election around the corner, questions of America's military buildup, environmental impact, and foreign policy are on everyone's mind. Former Economic Hit Man John Perkins goes behind the scenes of the current geopolitical crisis and offers bold solutions to our most pressing problems. Drawing on interviews with other EHMs, jackals, CIA operatives, reporters, businessmen, and activists, Perkins reveals the secret history of events that have created the current American Empire, including: How the defeats in Vietnam and Iraq have benefited big business The role of Israel as Fortress America in the Middle East Tragic repercussions of the IMF's Asian Economic Collapse The current Latin American revolution and its lessons for democracy U.S. blunders in Tibet, Congo, Lebanon, and Venezuela From the U.S. military in Iraq to infrastructure development in Indonesia, from Peace Corps volunteers in Africa to jackals in Venezuela, Perkins exposes a conspiracy of corruption that has fueled instability and anti-Americanism around the globe, with consequences reflected in our daily headlines. Having raised the alarm, Perkins passionately addresses how Americans can work to create a more peaceful and stable world for future generations. Check out this Fantastic book Donald Marshall Revolution: Reptilians, Clones, Aliens - http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01BA30PCI
https://wn.com/Confessions_Of_An_Economic_Hit_Man_(Full_Audio_Book)
Matters Financial and Geopolitical from a Frontier @alykhansatchu

Matters Financial and Geopolitical from a Frontier @alykhansatchu

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  • Duration: 17:35
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2016
  • views: 30
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Matters Financial and Geopolitical from a Frontier @alykhansatchu

Matters Financial and Geopolitical from a Frontier @alykhansatchu

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  • Duration: 21:26
  • Updated: 28 Dec 2016
  • views: 12
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@Flotus Michelle Obama, Brexit, Twin Towers, Lord Alfred Tennyson, #PearlHarbor75, @IvankaTrump, Israel’s Settlements, Resolution 2334, Trump, @netanyahu, Israeli penetration, @AmbShapiro Ben Rhodes, Donald Trump’s rhetoric, President Assad, Russian Investigation, Saudi Royal Family, Vladimir Putin, Dollar, Euro, Japan Yen, Pound, Gold, Crude Oil, #Arctic sea-ice, Congo President Denis Sassou, Election laws, Fitch, Kenya Shilling.
https://wn.com/Matters_Financial_And_Geopolitical_From_A_Frontier_Alykhansatchu
Exploring Rwanda's Economic Transformation

Exploring Rwanda's Economic Transformation

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  • Duration: 9:32
  • Updated: 13 Nov 2012
  • views: 8736
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(www.abndigital.com) From the land of a thousand hills, we bring you "Doing Business in Rwanda", a monthly show focusing on sectorial growth and development in one of Africa's emerging markets. Kicking off this 24 episode series is an overview of Rwanda's reforms towards growth and why the country is considered one of the most attractive investment destinations. Surrounded by Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo, this jewel of Africa is hard at work rebuilding its social and economic landscape. ABN's Loise Wachira explores the country's transformation.
https://wn.com/Exploring_Rwanda's_Economic_Transformation
Pastor Jarid and Trevin Head to the D.R. Congo

Pastor Jarid and Trevin Head to the D.R. Congo

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  • Duration: 3:36
  • Updated: 06 Aug 2015
  • views: 83
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Pastor Jarid McCool and 9th grader Trevin Rose are going to the D.R. Congo this October 2015. They are looking for some financial and prayer support as they head to Africa to meet with missionaries and train up pastors in Christ. Expenses are covered once there, but they need money for the plane tickets and visas. Please consider supporting them in this calling. You can mail a check to: Burley First Christian Church P.O. Box 1244 Burley, ID 83318 or visit the GoFundMe page: http://www.gofundme.com/xherks
https://wn.com/Pastor_Jarid_And_Trevin_Head_To_The_D.R._Congo
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