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Belgium names square after Congo independence hero Lumumba

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Brussels inaugurated a square named after assassinated Congolese independence hero Patrice Lumumba on Saturday in what campaigners called Belgium’s first major step towards tackling its dark colonial legacy.

Hundreds of supporters cheered as campaigners and officials unveiled a blue plaque bearing Lumumba’s name in the square, which is at the entrance to the Belgian capital’s largely Congolese Matonge area. Continue reading Belgium names square after Congo independence hero Lumumba

RDC : Kabila demande à la classe politique de s’impliquer dans la matérialisation des élections

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Joseph Kabila a prononcé son discours à la nation la veille du 30 juin, jour de la commémoration de la fête de l’indépendance.

« J’invite la classe politique et à toutes les forces sociales à s’impliquer sans réserve à s’impliquer dans la matérialisation de ce rendez-vous historique en vue une fois de plus de consolider notre jeune démocratie laquelle nous ne souffrons du reste d’aucun complexe », a-t-il déclaré dans un message lu sur les antennes de la télévision nationale. Continue reading RDC : Kabila demande à la classe politique de s’impliquer dans la matérialisation des élections

Event – GENERATION TALKS: Knife Crimes and Congolese Divide – 21st July

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The rise in Knife and Gun crimes has claimed many boys and girls from our homes in particular our Congolese homes. We realise we have many issues to discuss on this subject. We know we need to hear from our boys and our girls how we can change their circumstances. Continue reading Event – GENERATION TALKS: Knife Crimes and Congolese Divide – 21st July

The 5th Annual PFM Fashion on Saturday, 1st September London

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You are cordially invited to The 5th Annual PFM Fashion Gala, previously known as PFM Showcase takes place this Autumn in the heart of London, on Saturday, 1st September 2018 – from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm – at the Harringham Hall, Inner Circle, London, NW1 4NS

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Glencore writes off $5.6bn to end DRC mining dispute

Tenke-mine-1220x763Swiss mining giant Glencore GLNCY -1.06% PLC unveiled a sweeping $5.6 billion restructuring of its troubled Congo copper company,Katanga Mining Ltd. KAT 17.31% , resolving a heated dispute with Congo’s state-run mining company about a massive debt load it has built up over the past decade.  Continue reading Glencore writes off $5.6bn to end DRC mining dispute