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#PoliticoCD. | DRC: The government has disbursed nearly 16 million USD to clear the debts of embassies and consulates for the financial year 2020-2021

The Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Christophe Lutundula presented to the Council of Ministers the progress report on the initiatives taken and the actions carried out by the government with the aim of instilling change in foreign policy and relaunch diplomacy on sound, solid and effective bases. In …

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#PoliticoCD. | Relics of Lumumba: 2 million USD for development work on the Limete Interchange

Belgium officially hands over, this Monday, June 20 in Brussels, the relics of the first Prime Minister of the DRC, Patrice-Emery Lumumba to his family. In Kinshasa, the last phase of the development work on the Limete Echangeur and the Memorial housing the statue of Patrice Emery Lumumba cost the …

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#PoliticoCD. | DRC: IGF report reveals loss of several million USD from Gécamines to foreign companies

The General Inspectorate of Finance (IGF) has made public its audit report of the General of Quarries and Mines (Gécamines) which pinpoints the mismanagement characterized by “irregular” contracts. According to the IGF, between 2000 and 2008, Gécamines signed 24 partnership contracts (Joint-Ventures) with private parties representing 100% of its historic …

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#PoliticoCD. | DRC: The government is requesting funding of USD 260 million from the AfDB for the development and asphalting of National Road No. 17

Through correspondence dated May 05, 2022, addressed to the Deputy Director General for Central Africa, Country Manager of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group in the DRC, Dr. Solomane KONE, the government through the Ministry of Finance has requested financing in the amount of 259,713,600.00 USD (Two hundred and fifty-nine …

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#PoliticoCD. | DRC: $30 million from the Humanitarian Fund allocated for urgent needs in the East

According to a press note from the Humanitarian Coordination Office in the DRC, received on Saturday April 23, at POLITICO.CD, the humanitarian coordinator in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Bruno Lemarquis, has allocated 30 million US dollars from the DRC Humanitarian Fund in particular to finance the vital needs of …

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#VOA. | Pentagon announces up to $300 million more in military aid to Ukraine

“The United States has now committed more than $2.3 billion in military assistance to Ukraine since the Biden administration took office, including more than $1.6 billion in military assistance since the invasion. unprovoked and premeditated on the part of Russia,” said John Kirby. The new aid package includes laser-guided missile …

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#ActualiteCD. | $ 40 million from the Bezos Foundation for the protection of biodiversity and support for local communities – Desk Nature

The Bezos Earth Fund Foundation announced a few days ago a donation of forty million US dollars ($ 40 million) offered to the NGO Wildlife Conservation Society to protect the biodiversity of the Congo Basin and help local communities as well as indigenous peoples to protect forests themselves. This funding …

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#PoliticoCD. | DRC: 265.8 million USD retroceded to the financial authorities in ten months by the Government

– Advertising- The government on-lent to the country’s financial administrations a total amount of 532.0 billion Congolese Francs (CDF) or more than 265.8 million US dollars, at the budgetary rate of 2021 per US dollar, over ten (10 ) month of the fiscal year 2021, indicates the monthly report on …

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#ActualiteCD. | a Canadian firm presents a $ 135 million project to recycle waste in Kinshasa – Desk Nature

The Biocrude Technologies group wants to help the city of Kinshasa to recycle its thousands of tons of waste. On November 19, a delegation from this Canadian law firm met with Ève Bazaiba Masudi, Deputy Prime Minister in charge of the Environment and Sustainable Development. During these discussions, the delegation …

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#VOA. | Facebook to Pay Up to $14 Million Over Discrimination Against US Workers

Facebook must pay a $4.75 million fine and up to $9.5 million in back pay to eligible victims who say the company discriminated against U.S. workers in favor of foreign ones, the Justice Department announced Tuesday. The discrimination took place from at least January 1, 2018, until at least September …

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Apple CEO Brings Home $750 Million Bonus | Voice of America ~ #VoA:

It pays to be the leader of Apple. The company’s CEO, Tim Cook, was recently given a bonus of $750 million worth of Apple stock, marking his 10th anniversary as CEO. The bonus was revealed Thursday in a regulatory filing. He promptly cashed out the 5 million shares, which were …

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Trip to Space with Jeff Bezos Sells for $28 Million | Voice of America ~ #VoA:

WASHINGTON – A mystery bidder paid $28 million at auction Saturday for a seat alongside Jeff Bezos on board the first crewed spaceflight of the billionaire’s company Blue Origin next month. The Amazon founder revealed this week that both he and his brother Mark would take seats on board the …

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Twitter Founder’s Auction of First Tweet Draws $2 Million Bid  | Voice of America ~ #VoA:

SAN FRANCISCO – Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is selling his first tweet at auction, with bidding Saturday reaching $2 million in a sign of the appetite for virtual objects authenticated through blockchain technology. “just setting up my twttr,” Dorsey tweeted on March 21, 2006. On Friday he posted a link …

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ByteDance Agrees to $92 Million Privacy Settlement with US TikTok Users | Voice of America ~ #VoA:

ByteDance has agreed to a $92 million class-action settlement over data privacy claims from some U.S. TikTok users, according to documents filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Illinois. ByteDance, the Chinese company that owns the short video app that has more than 100 million U.S. users, agreed to the …

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African Union obtains 270 million anti-covid vaccines for the continent ~ #AFP:

The African Union has obtained 270 million anti-Covid vaccines for the continent, which most countries do not have the means to finance the immunization of their population, South Africa announced in a statement Wednesday evening, who holds the rotating presidency of the AU. The vaccines, of which at least 50 …

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