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EXCLUSIVITE: MFUMU NTOTO sur l’humiliation de KAGAME et l’affaire des menaces contre les combattantsPosted: May 23, 2013 by Admin in News, Video
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(Reuters) – Rebels in eastern Congo announced a ceasefire on Thursday in fighting with government troops hours before a visit to the conflict-plagued zone by U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim.
“We’ve decided to announce this ceasefire to allow His Excellency Ban Ki-moon to visit Goma as he promised,” Amani Kabasha, political spokesman for the M23 rebel group, told Reuters following several days of clashes in the east near Goma on the Democratic Republic of Congo’s border with Rwanda. (more…)
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WORK on the world’s biggest hydroelectric dam will start in October 2015 in the Democratic Republic of Congo after talks between DR Congo and international officials.
Sunday’s meeting on the proposed Inga dam on the Congo river also involved multilateral lending institutions.
A statement said the “foundation stone will be laid in October 2015.”
“With a production of 40,000 megawatts, the Grand Inga project will eventually provide electricity to half the African continent,” it said.
This is less than half of the DR Congo’s total hydropower resources, which the World Bank estimates at 100,000 megawatts.
World Bank estimates suggest that if completed and running at full capacity, the complex could provide energy to up to 500 million African households.
The first phase of the project, Inga 3 Basse Chute, will have a capacity of 4800 megawatts.
The Paris meeting follows a deal signed on May 7 between South Africa and DR Congo for co-operation in the energy sector and for South Africa to buy some of the electricity produced.
Plants would need to be rehabilitated and massive new stations built on the powerful Inga falls, which lie in a narrow strip of DR Congo territory through which the Congo River runs down to the Atlantic coast.
Three consortiums are bidding to clinch the contract for the project: China’s Sinohydro and Three Gorges Corporation; Spain’s Actividades de Construccion y Servicios (ACS), Eurofinsa and AEE; and South Korean firms Daewoo and Posco with SNC Lavalin of Canada.
Three Gorges Dam in China is currently the world’s largest hydropower complex, with a capacity of 22,500 megawatts.
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Protestors marred the visit of Rwandan President Paul Kagame to Said Business School today, hurling dozens of eggs and other debris at the front of the business school in order to inveigh against what they claimed was Kagame’s record of genocide and corruption.
At his speech inside the school, Kagame was questioned by business school Dean Peter Tufan on his human rights record, among other issues. (more…)