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#PoliticoCD. | DRC: Félix Tshisekedi invites his Government to focus more efforts on improving the social welfare of the population

The President of the Republic, Félix Tshisekedi invited, during the Council of Ministers on Friday August 12, 2022, his Government to focus its efforts more on improving the social welfare of the population. Indeed, according to government spokesman Patrick Muyaya, the Head of State also asked his “Warriors” to give …

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#VOA. | the army of Faso accused of having killed more than 40 civilians

Two human rights organizations denounced the “summary and extrajudicial executions” of “more than 40″ people” perpetrated in early August in Tougouri, in northern Burkina Faso, implicating, according to them, the Burkinabe armed forces, in two press releases published on Sunday. “The collective against impunity and the stigmatization of communities (CISC) …

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#PoliticoCD. | Haut-Katanga: “The youth of the UNC must achieve the party’s electoral objective of 150 deputies” (Yves Nswal)

The National Youth President of the Union for the Congolese Nation (UNC), Yves Nswal continued, this Saturday, August 13, his tour to revitalize the party dear to Vital Kamerhe in Haut-Katanga in view of the general elections which will take place. looming on the horizon of 2023 in the DRC. …

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#VOA. | Polio virus detected in sewage in New York

“Detection of Polio Virus in New York City Wastewater Samples Disturbing, But Not Surprising”said Mary Bassett, a state health official, in a statement. In mid-July, a case of polio was recorded in Rockland County, a few dozen kilometers north of Manhattan. It was the first case of polio in the …

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#VOA. | Ukraine Cyber Chief Visits ‘Black Hat’ Hacker Meeting in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS – Ukraine’s top cyber official addressed a room full of security experts at a hackers convention following a two-day trip from Kyiv to a casino in Las Vegas. During his unannounced visit, Victor Zhora, deputy head of Ukraine’s State Special Communications Service, told the so-called Black Hat convention …

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#PoliticoCD. | M23 war: displaced persons including those with reduced mobility and the elderly receive assistance in Rutshuru

The clashes between the Armed Forces of the DRC and the terrorists of the M23 for more than two months now continue to claim victims. Beyond the dead, the displaced including children, people with reduced mobility and even those of the elderly are counted in the thousands, especially near Goma. …

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#VOA. | Blinken in Kigali, last leg of his African tour

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken was due to meet Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Thursday during a brief visit to Rwanda, the third and final leg of his African tour after South Africa and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). His visit to Kigali comes a day after …

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#VOA. | Facebook Use Plunges Among US Teens, Survey Finds

San Francisco — U.S. teens have left Facebook in droves over the past seven years, preferring to spend time at video-sharing venues YouTube and TikTok, according to a Pew Research Center survey data out Wednesday. TikTok has “emerged as a top social media platform for U.S. teens” while Google-run YouTube …

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#VOA. | Race for Semiconductors Influences Taiwan Conflict

new delhi — China has blocked many of Taiwan’s exports in retaliation for U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan on August 2, but certain goods including semiconductors and high-tech products have been spared because of China’s reliance on those products from Taiwan, experts say. “It is unlikely that …

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#PoliticoCD. | DRC: Antony Blinken insists on free, inclusive and fair elections in 2023

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, on a 48-hour stay in Kinshasa, stresses the need for democratic elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo that meet international standards. According to concurring sources, Antony Blinken denounces the escalating crackdown on activists, protesters and journalists and warns that growing intolerance towards critics …

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#VOA. | Biden Signs Semiconductor Bill Boosting US Competitiveness

Washington — U.S. President Joe Biden has signed the CHIPS and Science Act, which aims to boost U.S. competitiveness against China by allocating billions of dollars toward domestic semiconductor manufacturing and scientific research. “The United States must lead the world in the production of these advanced chips. This law will …

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#VOA. | At least ten civilians killed in an attack in Burkina

Monday morning, “the locality of Sima, in the municipality of Seguenega – province of Yatenga (north) – was the target of a terrorist attack” said a security source. “There are four VDP (Volunteers for the Defense of the Fatherland, civilian auxiliaries) and six civilians killed”she added, adding that “several injuries …

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#PoliticoCD. | Arrest of Mrs. Marie Masemi: “the opposition uses her to defame and insult the official authorities” (Mboso office)

After the arrest on the night of Saturday August 6 of Marie Masemi, 69, well known on social networks for her outbursts against the current regime, reactions are coming from everywhere. Politicians, activists and human rights activists from all sides have launched messages of condemnation and calls for his release, …

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#VOA. | Fight against poverty and deforestation, the challenge of Togo

Day and night, Komlatsè Koto watches with a vigilance committee over the forest of their village in southern Togo, to prevent it from turning into a huge clearing or disappearing completely. Because for years, the inhabitants of the village of Ando-Kpomey, 65 km north of Lomé, have anarchically cut the …

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#PoliticoCD. | Ituri: the authorities require CODECO to release 3 customary chiefs to “promote the path of peace”

The military administrator of the territory of Djugu Maboso Asamba Ladisi interp demands that the CODECO/URDPC militiamen release the sector chief of Walendu Pitsi, and two leaders of the groups kidnapped by these assailants on July 29, 2022 in order to promote the way of peace committed by all the …

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