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Glencore settles with Gertler over Congo royalties

Urs Flueeler/AP/SIPA Glencore has settled a mining dispute in Democratic Republic of Congo with two companies associated with Israeli billionaire Dan Gertler by agreeing to pay royalties in a currency other than U.S. dollars, the company said on Friday.

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UNICEF carries out field vaccinations in Congo's Ebola hit community

 A health care worker displays an Ebola information leaflet f in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, May 24, 2018. Photo: John Bompengo/AP/SIPAHealth workers have been reaching communities affected by Ebola in the Democratic of Congo's Equateur Province, rolling out an experimental vaccine and raising awareness about the virus that has already killed at least 22 people and infected 30 more.

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COUNTRY FOCUS, CAMEROON | Regional ructions

PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP
Like the Boko Haram conflict, Cameroon’s response to the Anglophone crisis involves cooperation between the governments of Nigeria and Cameroon

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COUNTRY FOCUS, CAMEROON | Kribi consortium confusion

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The government has at least temporarily ended the battle for control of a Kribi port terminal previously managed by a consortium led by France’s Necotrans

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POLITICS: Cameroon, Rolling out the prizes

Biya will be praying his usual mix of cash and threats is not derailed by a tougher opposition - credits: DEMANGE/ZEPPELINNETWORK/SIPA
President Paul Biya’s government is trying to sway voters ahead of elections planned for later this year as a new face emerges at the largest opposition party

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Congo Republic says it has met criteria for an IMF deal

 International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaks  during the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings, in Washington, April 19, 2018. Photo: Jose Luis Magana)Congo Republic said on Friday it fulfilled the criteria for a deal with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and had reached an agreement on a three-year programme aimed at turning around its debt-crippled economy.

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