• Innovative technology brings access to electricity in the Congo

    In the Democratic Republic of Congo, as in much of sub-Saharan Africa, most of the population has no access to electricity. Now an innovative new "micro-substation", based on ABB's Service Station Voltage Transformer (SSVT) technology, is allowing local energy utilities to make electricity available for use in rural villages – transforming the life of those who live nearby.

    published: 02 May 2017
  • Coltan: Conflict minerals in Congo

    Fungamwaka - a mine in the east of Congo. These men work so that we can make telephone calls. They are mining coltan, which is indispensable for the production of mobile phones. The Democratic Republic of Congo is the world’s second-largest supplier of this rare mineral. Fungamwaka is a model mine. There is no child labour, state controls are carried out, taxes are paid. Those in charge of the mine operate legally. And above all there are no militia groups who finance themselves by smuggling resources. The long civil war is the biggest problem in east Congo - funded by the resource wealth in the ground. Ninety percent of the mines are managed by small-scale miners in remote border areas - an El Dorado for rebel groups who demand a share of the yield and sell it the global market via n...

    published: 18 Feb 2016
  • Special report : Inside the Congo cobalt mines that exploit children

    It is an essential part of most mobile gadgets sold around the world and demand for cobalt is soaring. But the process of extracting the mineral from the earth comes at a huge human cost. A Sky News investigation has found children as young as four working in dangerous and squalid conditions in Cobalt mines in the Democratic Republic of the Congo for as little as 8p a day. Sky's special correspondent Alex Crawford reports. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews and https://twitter.com/skynewsbreak Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews For more content go to http://news.sky.com and download our apps: iPad https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/Sky-News-for-iPad/id422583124 iPhone htt...

    published: 27 Feb 2017
  • Made In Africa: Congo RoboCops Controlling The World

    Stunning invention made in DR Congo by women's technology: Talking robots take control of Kinshasa's traffic -- and tomorrow of your crossroads? Phphm! (Courtesy of FRANCE 24 English)

    published: 20 Feb 2014
  • Congo War: The most craved after minerals on earth

    The Democratic Republic of Congo is the richest country on earth, but the most exploited. It sits upon $24 trillion dollars worth of minerals that is more than the $18 trillion worth of oil in Saudi Arabia. Because of its vast wealth every major corporation is in there exploiting its minerals that make space technology work, uranium for atomic bombs and coltan for our laptops, mobile/cell phones, Video game consoles, as well as the copper, gold and diamond industry to function that depends upon the vast wealth of the Congo. If the minerals in the Congo were to cease from being exploited and exported, the entire modern world would come to a stand still.

    published: 16 Feb 2013
  • Congo calling back: Bandi Mbubi at TEDxExeter

    This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Bandi Mbubi's talk at TEDxExeter 2012 was featured on TED.com. He has returned with an update about his work with the Congo Calling campaign, and how our actions are beginning to make a difference. Congo Calling was launched at TEDxExeter 2012 following Bandi Mbubi's powerful call for the development of fair trade technology which uses ethically-sourced, conflict-free minerals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). We are delighted to welcome Bandi back to TEDxExeter to share the many successes of Congo Calling and his vision for the campaign. "My wish is to convince everyone to do one simple thing: to insist on fairly traded mobile phones, tablets, and games consoles, and in so doing, t...

    published: 29 Apr 2014
  • Videographic: A short, recent history of Congo

    An animated infographic mapping the war in Congo: mineral wealth, militias and an epic march Subscribe NOW to The Economist: http://econ.st/1Fsu2Vj Get more The Economist Follow us: https://twitter.com/TheEconomist Like us: https://www.facebook.com/TheEconomist View photos: https://instagram.com/theeconomist/ The Economist videos give authoritative insight and opinion on international news, politics, business, finance, science, technology and the connections between them.

    published: 01 Jun 2009
  • Conflict Minerals, Rebels and Child Soldiers in Congo

    Warlords, soldiers, and child laborers all toil over a mineral you've never even heard of. Coltan is a conflict mineral in nearly every cell phone, laptop, and electronic device. It's also tied to the deaths of over 5 million people in Congo since 1990. Hosted by Alison Suroosh Alvi | Originally released in 2011 at http://vice.com Click here to help: http://www.raisehopeforcongo.org/ Watch more VICE documentaries here: http://bit.ly/VICE-Presents Subscribe for videos that are actually good: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE Check out our full video catalog: http://www.youtube.com/user/vice/videos Videos, daily editorial and more: http://vice.com Like VICE on Facebook: http://fb.com/vice Follow VICE on Twitter: http://twitter.com/vice Read our tumblr: http://vicemag.tumblr.com

    published: 22 May 2012
  • Smartphones: The world in your pocket - The Congolese Blood in your hand

    Google, Apple, Intel and other tech companies revealed that minerals sold to fund combattants in the Democratic Republic of Congo and nearby countries may be used in the manufacture of their gadgets. Everyday its an emergency in east of Congo due to crisis war and sexual violence. The disclosures come thanks to the reform-focused Dodd-Frank Act, which now requires thousands of companies to release an annual report detailing the use of so-called conflict minerals. Tungsten, tin, tantalum and gold-products common in electronics and known collectively as "3TG" are mined heavily in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and other central African countries. Proceeds from some of the mines are used to fun an ongoing war that's become the deadliest armed conflict since World War 2, according to on...

    published: 09 Mar 2015
  • Congo: Blood, gold and mobile phones

    Democratic Republic of Congo's rush for an estimated £15tn in gold and rare earth minerals is fuelling a culture of violence and forced labour and exploiting some of the most vulnerable people on earth. At Kamituva gold mine in South Kivu Province, women are raped while men work for 33p per day

    published: 06 Sep 2011
  • Congo Minerals War - Movie by Intel - 2014 CES Las Vegas

    Movie by Intel about the war for minerals in Congo. At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich announced that Intel achieved an important milestone and is now manufacturing and shipping 'conflict-free' microprocessors. Intel for ridding the world of conflict minerals. INTERNATIONAL CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW, Las Vegas, Jan. 6, 2014 -- Intel Corporation CEO Brian Krzanich today outlined a range of products, initiatives and strategic relationships aimed at accelerating innovation across a range of mobile and wearable devices as well as individual inventors' own connected creations. He made the announcements during the pre-show keynote for the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show to be held here this week. Krzanich's keynote painted a vision of how the l...

    published: 08 Jan 2014
  • SYS Technologies in Congo

    SYS Technologies team to Congo following the massive explosion in Brazzaville. Two full Medi-T unit where implemented within the Pierre Mobengo Central Army Hospital and used by local & foreign medical teams.

    published: 25 Mar 2012
  • THE CONGO - NUEVA ECIJA UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

    BSBA- IID

    published: 23 Oct 2015
  • POLISH TECHNOLOGY IN CONGO - O.G ASSOCIATES SA

    INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS OPEN THE DOOR TO CONGO FOR BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES . WITH YANNICK DEGALY

    published: 09 Jul 2015
  • VIP for RDCongo : Expert Dan Benedict Speaks About The Congo's "Prosperity through Technology"

    Rdcongovip / Eddy Dishueme

    published: 18 May 2015
  • The Congo - Speech Choir 2016 (ICT-ED Institute of Science and Technology)

    http://ictedu.ph https://www.facebook.com/Ict-Ed-Institute-of-Science-and-Technology

    published: 12 Dec 2016
Innovative technology brings access to electricity in the Congo

Innovative technology brings access to electricity in the Congo

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  • Duration: 3:06
  • Updated: 02 May 2017
  • views: 504
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In the Democratic Republic of Congo, as in much of sub-Saharan Africa, most of the population has no access to electricity. Now an innovative new "micro-substation", based on ABB's Service Station Voltage Transformer (SSVT) technology, is allowing local energy utilities to make electricity available for use in rural villages – transforming the life of those who live nearby.
https://wn.com/Innovative_Technology_Brings_Access_To_Electricity_In_The_Congo
Coltan: Conflict minerals in Congo

Coltan: Conflict minerals in Congo

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  • Updated: 18 Feb 2016
  • views: 1853
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Fungamwaka - a mine in the east of Congo. These men work so that we can make telephone calls. They are mining coltan, which is indispensable for the production of mobile phones. The Democratic Republic of Congo is the world’s second-largest supplier of this rare mineral. Fungamwaka is a model mine. There is no child labour, state controls are carried out, taxes are paid. Those in charge of the mine operate legally. And above all there are no militia groups who finance themselves by smuggling resources. The long civil war is the biggest problem in east Congo - funded by the resource wealth in the ground. Ninety percent of the mines are managed by small-scale miners in remote border areas - an El Dorado for rebel groups who demand a share of the yield and sell it the global market via neighbouring countries like Rwanda. The ore is separated from the sand with a shovel, just like in the old gold-digging days. The price of tin has dropped to 5 euros a kilo in the provincial capital; at least coltan still fetches 20 euros. That is why organisations like Misereor have been demanding for a long time that organisations should be legally obliged to ensure that human rights standards are maintained throughout their supply chain from raw materials to finished product- and to cover the costs of this. In Fungamwaka it’s only the miners who pay for the controls- they earn less. www.misereor.org twitter: http://www.twitter.com/misereor
https://wn.com/Coltan_Conflict_Minerals_In_Congo
Special report : Inside the Congo cobalt mines that exploit children

Special report : Inside the Congo cobalt mines that exploit children

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  • Updated: 27 Feb 2017
  • views: 2324
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It is an essential part of most mobile gadgets sold around the world and demand for cobalt is soaring. But the process of extracting the mineral from the earth comes at a huge human cost. A Sky News investigation has found children as young as four working in dangerous and squalid conditions in Cobalt mines in the Democratic Republic of the Congo for as little as 8p a day. Sky's special correspondent Alex Crawford reports. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews and https://twitter.com/skynewsbreak Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews For more content go to http://news.sky.com and download our apps: iPad https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/Sky-News-for-iPad/id422583124 iPhone https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/sky-news/id316391924?mt=8 Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bskyb.skynews.android&hl=en_GB
https://wn.com/Special_Report_Inside_The_Congo_Cobalt_Mines_That_Exploit_Children
Made In Africa:  Congo RoboCops Controlling The World

Made In Africa: Congo RoboCops Controlling The World

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  • Duration: 2:11
  • Updated: 20 Feb 2014
  • views: 1694
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Stunning invention made in DR Congo by women's technology: Talking robots take control of Kinshasa's traffic -- and tomorrow of your crossroads? Phphm! (Courtesy of FRANCE 24 English)
https://wn.com/Made_In_Africa_Congo_Robocops_Controlling_The_World
Congo War: The most craved after minerals on earth

Congo War: The most craved after minerals on earth

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  • Updated: 16 Feb 2013
  • views: 7164
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The Democratic Republic of Congo is the richest country on earth, but the most exploited. It sits upon $24 trillion dollars worth of minerals that is more than the $18 trillion worth of oil in Saudi Arabia. Because of its vast wealth every major corporation is in there exploiting its minerals that make space technology work, uranium for atomic bombs and coltan for our laptops, mobile/cell phones, Video game consoles, as well as the copper, gold and diamond industry to function that depends upon the vast wealth of the Congo. If the minerals in the Congo were to cease from being exploited and exported, the entire modern world would come to a stand still.
https://wn.com/Congo_War_The_Most_Craved_After_Minerals_On_Earth
Congo calling back: Bandi Mbubi at TEDxExeter

Congo calling back: Bandi Mbubi at TEDxExeter

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  • Updated: 29 Apr 2014
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This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Bandi Mbubi's talk at TEDxExeter 2012 was featured on TED.com. He has returned with an update about his work with the Congo Calling campaign, and how our actions are beginning to make a difference. Congo Calling was launched at TEDxExeter 2012 following Bandi Mbubi's powerful call for the development of fair trade technology which uses ethically-sourced, conflict-free minerals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). We are delighted to welcome Bandi back to TEDxExeter to share the many successes of Congo Calling and his vision for the campaign. "My wish is to convince everyone to do one simple thing: to insist on fairly traded mobile phones, tablets, and games consoles, and in so doing, transform an industry and the world. The illegal trade in minerals for these devices has fuelled two decades of violent war in my home country, the DRC, and in so many others, but one small action by many could help end the violence." — Bandi Mbubi, July 2013. http://www.ted.com/talks/bandi_mbubi_demand_a_fair_trade_cell_phone https://twitter.com/BandiMbubi https://twitter.com/CongoCalling At TEDxExeter 2014 our speakers and performers connected us with other worlds. Our talks exposed corruption in big business, shared effective approaches to tackling social inequality and gave a voice to those whose human rights are under threat. We explored the impact of fast changing technologies on all our lives. We journeyed through fire and forest to frozen landscapes. We were challenged to consider worlds of extremes, cutting edge controversies and risky opportunities. Video Production Chromatrope (http://chromatrope.co.uk/) Production Manager Andy Robertson (http://www.youtube.com/familygamertv) About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
https://wn.com/Congo_Calling_Back_Bandi_Mbubi_At_Tedxexeter
Videographic: A short, recent history of Congo

Videographic: A short, recent history of Congo

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  • Duration: 4:46
  • Updated: 01 Jun 2009
  • views: 81591
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An animated infographic mapping the war in Congo: mineral wealth, militias and an epic march Subscribe NOW to The Economist: http://econ.st/1Fsu2Vj Get more The Economist Follow us: https://twitter.com/TheEconomist Like us: https://www.facebook.com/TheEconomist View photos: https://instagram.com/theeconomist/ The Economist videos give authoritative insight and opinion on international news, politics, business, finance, science, technology and the connections between them.
https://wn.com/Videographic_A_Short,_Recent_History_Of_Congo
Conflict Minerals, Rebels and Child Soldiers in Congo

Conflict Minerals, Rebels and Child Soldiers in Congo

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  • Duration: 38:02
  • Updated: 22 May 2012
  • views: 1927331
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Warlords, soldiers, and child laborers all toil over a mineral you've never even heard of. Coltan is a conflict mineral in nearly every cell phone, laptop, and electronic device. It's also tied to the deaths of over 5 million people in Congo since 1990. Hosted by Alison Suroosh Alvi | Originally released in 2011 at http://vice.com Click here to help: http://www.raisehopeforcongo.org/ Watch more VICE documentaries here: http://bit.ly/VICE-Presents Subscribe for videos that are actually good: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE Check out our full video catalog: http://www.youtube.com/user/vice/videos Videos, daily editorial and more: http://vice.com Like VICE on Facebook: http://fb.com/vice Follow VICE on Twitter: http://twitter.com/vice Read our tumblr: http://vicemag.tumblr.com
https://wn.com/Conflict_Minerals,_Rebels_And_Child_Soldiers_In_Congo
Smartphones: The world in your pocket - The Congolese Blood in your hand

Smartphones: The world in your pocket - The Congolese Blood in your hand

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  • Updated: 09 Mar 2015
  • views: 2125
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Google, Apple, Intel and other tech companies revealed that minerals sold to fund combattants in the Democratic Republic of Congo and nearby countries may be used in the manufacture of their gadgets. Everyday its an emergency in east of Congo due to crisis war and sexual violence. The disclosures come thanks to the reform-focused Dodd-Frank Act, which now requires thousands of companies to release an annual report detailing the use of so-called conflict minerals. Tungsten, tin, tantalum and gold-products common in electronics and known collectively as "3TG" are mined heavily in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and other central African countries. Proceeds from some of the mines are used to fun an ongoing war that's become the deadliest armed conflict since World War 2, according to one study. However, because such materials travel through a variety of smelters, manufacturersand distributors before they end up in a phone or laptop, vetting the entire manufacturing line is a difficult, expensive process. The SEC has estimated that compliance with the new rule cost companies $3 to $4 billion in the first year and will cost $206 to $609 million in subsequent years. In regulatory filings, the tech giants continuously said they did not have sufficient data to fully determine whether conflict minerals were present in their products. Google wrote in its filing that "based on our due diligence, we have reason to believe that portion of the 3TG used in our products originated from the covered countries, but we have not identified any instances of sourcing that directly or indirectly supported conflict in the covered countries". The company disclosed that about 36 percent of its smelters in the Democratic republic of the Congo region have been certified as not trafficking in conflict minerals, but it could notmake a firm determination about other suppliers. Apple, which began tracking the practices of individual smelters in 2010, said that 80 percent of the smelters it does business with in the region do not use conflict minerals. But like Google, Apple said it did not know enough to definitively say whether the other suppliers use them. Intel, meanwhile, said that its microprocessors and chipsets are conflict-free, but it could not determine the conflict status of its other products. And Amazon said "majority" of the suppliers that contribute to its kindle pipeline are not using conflict minerals. Every company which made a disclosure said they would pressure their questionable suppliers to be certified as compliant with conflict-free standards. overall, the reports indicate that tech companies are at least advocating for the manufacture of conflict-free products, but they are finding it difficult to implement such initiatives on a practical level. No ones is keen on abandoning the region entirely-despite raised awareness of conflict minerals, the Democratic Republic of the Congo's share of tantalum production actually increased in 2013, according to the Wall street Journal. Some companies even argue that continuing to draw minerals from the region could allow them to be a force for good. "Rather than simply funneling its demand through a limited number of verified smelters or those that are not sourcing in the Democratic Republic of the Congo," Apple wrote, "Apple believes the best way to impact human rights abuses on the ground in the Democratic Republic of Congo is to have critical mass of smelters verified as conflict-free, so that demand from other questionable sources is reduced."
https://wn.com/Smartphones_The_World_In_Your_Pocket_The_Congolese_Blood_In_Your_Hand
Congo: Blood, gold and mobile phones

Congo: Blood, gold and mobile phones

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  • Duration: 5:47
  • Updated: 06 Sep 2011
  • views: 6307
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Democratic Republic of Congo's rush for an estimated £15tn in gold and rare earth minerals is fuelling a culture of violence and forced labour and exploiting some of the most vulnerable people on earth. At Kamituva gold mine in South Kivu Province, women are raped while men work for 33p per day
https://wn.com/Congo_Blood,_Gold_And_Mobile_Phones
Congo Minerals War - Movie by Intel - 2014 CES Las Vegas

Congo Minerals War - Movie by Intel - 2014 CES Las Vegas

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  • Updated: 08 Jan 2014
  • views: 5598
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Movie by Intel about the war for minerals in Congo. At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich announced that Intel achieved an important milestone and is now manufacturing and shipping 'conflict-free' microprocessors. Intel for ridding the world of conflict minerals. INTERNATIONAL CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW, Las Vegas, Jan. 6, 2014 -- Intel Corporation CEO Brian Krzanich today outlined a range of products, initiatives and strategic relationships aimed at accelerating innovation across a range of mobile and wearable devices as well as individual inventors' own connected creations. He made the announcements during the pre-show keynote for the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show to be held here this week. Krzanich's keynote painted a vision of how the landscape of computing is being re-shaped and where security is too important not to have it embedded in all devices. The world is entering an era of integrated computing defined not by the device, but by the integration of technology into people's lifestyles in ways that offer individuals new utility and value. As examples, he highlighted several immersive and intuitive technologies that Intel will begin offering this year. For example, the company is bringing human senses to Intel-based devices in a new family of hardware and software products called Intel® RealSense™ technology. Intel's CEO also discussed how Intel is addressing two critical issues casting shadows over the consumer electronics industry: data and device security and conflict minerals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). He said Intel had achieved a critical milestone and the minerals used in microprocessor silicon and packages manufactured in Intel's factories are "conflict-free" as concluded by third-party audits or direct validation by Intel's supply chain organization. "Two years ago, I told several colleagues that we needed a hard goal, a commitment to reasonably conclude that the metals used in our microprocessors are conflict-free," Krzanich said. "We felt an obligation to implement changes in our supply chain to ensure that our business and our products were not inadvertently funding human atrocities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Even though we have reached this milestone, it is just a start. We will continue our audits and resolve issues that are found."
https://wn.com/Congo_Minerals_War_Movie_By_Intel_2014_Ces_Las_Vegas
SYS Technologies in Congo

SYS Technologies in Congo

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  • Duration: 6:21
  • Updated: 25 Mar 2012
  • views: 736
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SYS Technologies team to Congo following the massive explosion in Brazzaville. Two full Medi-T unit where implemented within the Pierre Mobengo Central Army Hospital and used by local & foreign medical teams.
https://wn.com/Sys_Technologies_In_Congo
THE CONGO - NUEVA ECIJA UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

THE CONGO - NUEVA ECIJA UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

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  • Duration: 7:16
  • Updated: 23 Oct 2015
  • views: 126
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BSBA- IID
https://wn.com/The_Congo_Nueva_Ecija_University_Of_Science_And_Technology
POLISH TECHNOLOGY IN CONGO - O.G ASSOCIATES SA

POLISH TECHNOLOGY IN CONGO - O.G ASSOCIATES SA

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  • Updated: 09 Jul 2015
  • views: 35
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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS OPEN THE DOOR TO CONGO FOR BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES . WITH YANNICK DEGALY
https://wn.com/Polish_Technology_In_Congo_O.G_Associates_Sa
VIP for RDCongo : Expert Dan Benedict Speaks About The Congo's "Prosperity through Technology"

VIP for RDCongo : Expert Dan Benedict Speaks About The Congo's "Prosperity through Technology"

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  • Updated: 18 May 2015
  • views: 57
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Rdcongovip / Eddy Dishueme
https://wn.com/Vip_For_Rdcongo_Expert_Dan_Benedict_Speaks_About_The_Congo's_Prosperity_Through_Technology
The Congo - Speech Choir 2016 (ICT-ED Institute of Science and Technology)

The Congo - Speech Choir 2016 (ICT-ED Institute of Science and Technology)

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  • Duration: 6:42
  • Updated: 12 Dec 2016
  • views: 15
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http://ictedu.ph https://www.facebook.com/Ict-Ed-Institute-of-Science-and-Technology
https://wn.com/The_Congo_Speech_Choir_2016_(Ict_Ed_Institute_Of_Science_And_Technology)
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