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updated Fri. May 24, 2024

At least twelve people died on Monday in shootouts near the central prison of Kinshasa and in the neighboring province of Bas-Congo. Government spokesman Lambert Mende blamed the violence on the sect Bundo dia Kongo. Speaking with DW, he mentioned "young people clearly under the influence of ...

It believes that the Bas-Congo region has been severely underdeveloped due to its inclusion in the DRC and blames much of their economic misfortune on non-natives holding senior positions of provincial authority in the area (i.e. those not indigenous to Bas-Congo). According to BDK, only by reinstating ...
ASSECCAF estimates the DRC cocoa surface is around 65,500 ha, with 15,000 ha in the provinces of Equateur and Bas-Congo (Kongo Central) and 50,000 ha mainly in Nord-Kivu Province and Ituri. Genetic mapping by ECI and Mars indicates the majority of DRC cocoa comes from Forastero clones, but a ...


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