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  • 27 Apr 2016- 10:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi The presidents of Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique met in the Malawian capital, Lilongwe, on April 25th to discuss ways to address the effects of climate change on the agricultural sector in southern Africa. “Climate change is affecting
  • 30 Mar 2016- 10:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BATH, United Kingdom Countries in Asia are at highest risk from natural disasters such as floods, severe storms and earthquakes, but countries in Sub-Saharan Africa are most vulnerable to the effects of such disasters, according to a report released
  • 5 Feb 2016- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Congolese Prime Minister Augustin Matata Ponyo said this week that the Democratic Republic of the Congo will support fellow Nile Basin country Egypt's stance on Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam project. "We have declared our
  • 10 Mar 2015- 11:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States Washington-based global research organization the World Resources Institute (WRI), in partnership with four Dutch research organizations, last week launched a new global water risk assessment tool that measures river flood
  • 11 Jun 2014- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom UK-based oil giant Soco International PLC announced this week that it will end its controversial operations in Africa’s oldest national park, the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), according to
  • 10 Oct 2013- 10:05 by Local Press Report KINSHASA Bloomberg The Democratic Republic of Congo is open to more investors joining three groups of companies bidding to construct the $12 billion Inga 3 hydropower project, Energy Minister Bruno Kapandji said. “We’re open to other operators” joining the
  • 7 Oct 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland International environmental NGO WWF on October 7 filed a complaint with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) against British oil giant Soco International Plc. In the complaint, WWF claims the company’s oil
  • 5 Aug 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the continent’s oldest national park and a UN World Heritage Site, is under threat from wide-scale oil exploration and extraction, according to a new report from
  • The Democratic Republic of the Congo this weekend announced plans to move forward with construction of the Grand Inga Dam, which once complete will be one of the world’s largest.
  • The Malawian government will investigate the award of an oil exploration license to UK-based Surestream Petroleum Limited last year, President Joyce Banda said on August 19.
  • 23 Apr 2012- 10:16 by Local Press Report KATANGA Swissinfo.ch Full Story- Companies in which the Swiss-based commodities giant Glencore is the majority shareholder are violating human and environmental rights in Congo, a new report says. The report says the Glencore subsidiary Katanga Mining
  • 18 Oct 2011- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya Abundant freshwater resources in the Democratic Republic of Congo have the potential to transform the country into a green economy powerhouse. The third largest country in Africa is richly endowed with natural assets including forests,
  • 4 Apr 2011- 15:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo There is a need to scale up investment in holistic water resources management and sanitation services to accelerate reconstruction and healing in post-conflict Democratic Republic of Congo, according to a
  • 11 Nov 2007- 22:26 by Local Press Report BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo Panapress- The Republic of Congo and Libya are planning to sign new cooperation accords covering 2007-2009, including an agreement to construct water and sanitation facilities in five districts in Congo. Other accords deal with