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Boboto high school students win national poster competition on nature and environment

30 April 2016
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Jean-Christian Ndoki, SJ Benjamin Kataliko and Benjamin Kambale, students from Collège Boboto, a Jesuit high school in Kinshasa, DR Congo (DRC), won first place in a national poster contest on nature and the environment.  Under the supervision of a school professor, Mr Dénis Nzeza, they designed a poster on plastic waste that showed not...
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Paradox of abundance and scarcity of water in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

31 July 2013
Torres de agua de África, que ilustran la interconexión de sistemas de agua superficiales en la escala de las cuencas principales en el continente africano y su contribución a la necesidad de la gente para los recursos hídricos más allá de las fronteras políticas. Foto de: Africa Water Atlas, UNEP, 2010

Christian N Ndoki, SJ In Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the paradox of water abundance and scarcity is felt by this city of 10 million inhabitants along the Congo River. I was visiting a young friend whose leg was amputated after a serious accident. While I was trying...
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Conference on European initiative on responsible sourcing of minerals from conflict and high-risk zones

30 June 2013
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Kwinja Nako Muhaya It has been a few months since members of civil society met to look into the responsible sourcing of minerals from conflict and high-risk zones, commonly known as “conflict minerals.” A first pulse was launched on 13 March 2013 in the Belgian Senate on a seminar entitled “Towards an initiative of...
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The phenomenon of artisanal mining in Katanga, DRC

15 June 2013
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Alicia Alemán Arrastio The phenomenon of artisanal mining in Katanga, in the southern area of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), shows the impact of international economic growth of the last three decades on traditionally mining countries and regions like Katanga. Artisanal mining refers to the activity characterized by the use of extraction techniques...
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