Archive for the ‘Democratic Republic of Congo’ Category

Virugna Energy: Power Plants That May Save a Park, and Aid a Country

Courtesy of the New York Times, a detailed look at the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Virunga National Park where there is hope that hydroelectric plants will help create jobs and reduce the economic incentive to encroach on habitat needed by gorillas and other wildlife: On the verdant savanna of Virunga National Park, a herd of […]

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Despite Violence, Canadian Mining Firms Bullish On DRC

Via the Globe and Mail, a report on Canadian mining interest in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): The Democratic Republic of the Congo, the vast war-torn country in the heart of Africa, has fascinated the world’s miners for decades. Its reputation for violence and corruption has long deterred most investors – but a growing […]

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DRC: The Most Dangerous Cup of Coffee in the World

Courtesy of the Wall Street Journal, a look at Congo, one of the last frontiers in a global scramble for the world’s best-tasting coffee: BUKAVU, Democratic Republic of Congo—A dozen artisanal coffee aficionados from around the world hovered their noses above cups of steaming grounds and inhaled deeply. Then they tasted the coffee, swishing or […]

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The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Mineral Wealth

Courtesy of STRATFOR (subscription required), an interesting look at the DRC’s mineral wealth: For years, the Congo’s vast, insecure and mineral-rich geography has attracted the interests of its central and southern neighbors. The government is seated more than 1,600 kilometers (1,000 miles) from the eastern and southern provinces that contain extensive mineral deposits and potential […]

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The DRC Challenge: Excess Logging And Conflict Minerals

Via Ventures Africa, some analysis of extractive industry challenges being faced by the DRC: The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is considered one of sub-Saharan Africa’s poorest countries. Its GDP per capita estimated at $400, one-tenth that of the Republic of Congo. In terms of export dollars, in 2012 the mineral rich DRC stood $1.07 […]

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The Business of Brewing Beer in Eastern Congo

Via Foreign Policy, an interesting article on the business of beer in the Democratic Republic of Congo: It’s a June night in Kinshasa, and rapper JB Mpiana’s weekly VIP bash is just starting to heat up. Toned groupies splash like mermaids in a sunken pool. Middle-aged businessmen perch on the ledge above to watch. A […]

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