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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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Miners insist on rewrite of Congo mining code to protect exemptions

Aug. 16, 2012:Congolese miner sifts through ground rocks to separate out the cassiterite, in the town of Nyabibwe, eastern Congo.Photo: Marc Hofer/AP/SIPAInternational mining companies have insisted that Democratic Republic of Congo amend portions of a new mining code to respect exemptions they were granted by its predecessor.

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Cobalt to be declared a strategic mineral in Congo

A man enters one of the tunnels dug with shovels in the Shinkolobwe Cobalt mine outside of the town of Likasi, in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, April 10, 2004. Photo: SCHALK VAN ZUYDAM/AP/SIPADemocratic Republic of Congo will declare cobalt and coltan, used in electric vehicle and renewable energy technology, as "strategic" minerals which will earn the country higher royalties, an advisor to the prime minister said on Wednesday.

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DRC's business scene: a miner, a startupper and a central banker

Kalaa MpingaIt takes grit to keep pushing projects in turbulent  times. Meet miners with big projects, a young startupper and a central banker looking to create stability

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'We must invest in education': DRC's mining vice-president

 

17481.HRJohn Kanyoni, Vice-president, Chambre des Mines, DRC, talks about the need to invest in education

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Africa's top 500 companies: Mining bounces back from the bottom

 

Philip MostertMiners began producing better results in 2016 due to improved prices, and that trend is due to carry over into 2018

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