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Congo to double capacity of Inga 3 hydro project in bid to cut costs

A woman pushes her bicycle past dugout canoes  on the Congo river on Aug.1, 2002. Photo: CHRISTINE NESBITT/AP/SIPADemocratic Republic of Congo has decided to more than double the size of its planned Inga 3 hydroelectric plant to make it more economical, after the $14 bn project was hit by financing problems.

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Congo's Inga 3 hydro project start-up delayed until 2024/25: govt

In this June 2016 file photo, Congolese President Joseph Kabila, center, in Kindu, Congo. Photo: John Bompengo/AP/SIPADemocratic Republic of Congo said late on Monday that its Inga 3 hydroelectric project is not expected to begin producing power until 2024 or 2025, not 2020 or 2021 as originally planned.

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Congo tells consortia to form joint bid for Inga 3 hydro project

People arrive by river boat, center rear, in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tuesday, April 2014. Photo:John Bompengo/AP/SIPADemocratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday asked Chinese and Spanish consortia vying to develop a long-delayed $14 billion hydroelectric project to join together and submit a single bid.

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Congo businesses close as opposition strikes over election delays

Businesses shut down in the Congolese capital Kinshasa on Monday (April 3) as the opposition called a general strike after a breakdown in talks with President Joseph Kabila's allies last week raised fears of renewed violence.

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Carbon deposit in Congo swamp equal to 20 years of US gas emissions

In this image from August 1, 2013, male chimpanzee Opi is seen in Tongo, Virunga National Park, DRC. Photo: Jabruson/AP/SIPAScientists say a recently discovered area of peatland straddling the two Congos contains 30 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide, equivalent to 20 years of US greenhouse gas emissions, and must be protected to prevent major environmental damage.

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São Tomé's fight against illicit financial services

Patrice Trovoada Prime Minister, São Tomé e Príncipe. Photo by Vincent Fournier/JA

In looking for ways to develop the country’s economy after a long-promised oil boom didn’t happen, São Tomé's prime minister is adamant that opaque financial services will not play a part

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