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Deadline: Jeudi, Mars 31st. 2016 The changing political landscape in our region requires a robust response from civil society. In 2014, OSISA developed a new five-year strategy that speaks to our changing context and has opened its first call to receive grant applications for the 2016 strategy year. We are open to receive applications under this call until the 31 March 2016.

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The UN has requested the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to repatriate its peacekeepers serving in the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), announced UN Secretary General Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric on 8 January 2016. The 925-strong Congolese battalion (807 troops and 118 police) went through two evaluations by UN peacekeeping officials which established that Congolese peacekeepers “only partially” satisfied UN requirements “in terms of equipment, vetting and preparedness” added Dujarric. The battalion will be repatriated without replacement. While failure to meet UN requirements is cited as the main reason behind the decision, allegations of Congolese troops…

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On O8 January 2016, the European Union (EU) Delegation to the DRC held a press conference to introduce the Kingdom of the Netherlands presidency of EU Council which that country will hold from 01 January to 30 June 2016. The Dutch Ambassador to the DRC Dr Gerard Michels outlined the guiding principles of this presidency to the press. He was flanked by EU Minister Counsellor Mr Bertrand who dwelled on EU work in the DRC. In his address, Dr Michels indicated that his country’s eleventh EU presidency comes at particular time as Europe is wrestling with a massive influx of…

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La Fleur de Sel is the consistently good, trustable restaurant with a diverse menu, both in prices and menu options.The quality of the food, the wide range of dishes available and the professional presentation is well above all of  its competitors in Kinshasa. Steak with fois gras was succulent, and perfectly done, and Asian-­‐inspired juicy salmon was a hit, although it had some bones; both are consistently popular with clientele. Crispy salmon was also praised as delicious. Gambas were juicy but few. While Cosy may be its competition, there is certainly a distinction between the two, in how complex French…

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On 20 October 2015, DR Congo national carrier Congo Airways flew its first ever commercial flight, connecting capital city Kinshasa to Lubumbashi, in the country’s South-Eastern province of Haut Katanga. Mr Jérôme Maillet, Congo Airways Deputy Managing Director, indicated that “the company will be conducting daily flights between the capital Kinshasa and Lubumbashi, before travelling to other destinations”. According to AFP, this first flight was two hours behind schedule, much to the dissatisfaction of the 159 first passengers. However, Mr Maillet promised that future flights would be taking off on time, while stressing that passengers should avoid delays when completing…

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Le Gouvernement central a examiné ce lundi 30 mars dans une réunion animée par le premier ministre, Sylvestre Ilunga Ilukamba, à la primature, la question de la pénurie agroalimentaire dans les Grands centres de consommation entre Kinshasa et toutes les grandes villes du pays. Quelques membres du gouvernement ont pris part à cette réunion, notamment les Ministres des Transports et Voies des communications, de l’Agriculture, du Développement Rural, de Pêche et Élevage, de l’Industrie, et la Ministre près le Premier Ministre ainsi que les délégués de la présidence à savoir le Directeur de cabinet Adjoint du chef de l’Etat à…

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