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Appointed to fight sexual violence and recruitment of child soldiers in the DRC, Jeanine Mabunda Lioko accepts ...  2014-07-28
KINSHASA, Democratic Republic Of The Congo, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- President Joseph Kabila furthered his commitment to eradicating the systemic problem of sexual violence and the recruitment of children into armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) by nominating Jeanine Mabunda Lioko as his special representative. Sexual violence and the recruitment of children into ...
World Bank to Support Construction of Congo’s Inga 3 Hydro Plant  2014-07-28
The World Bank will support the Democratic Republic of Congo’s plans to build the Inga 3 hydroelectric dam to narrow the power shortage in Africa’s largest copper producer.
Rawbank May Use First Moody’s Rating for Congo Bank to Sell Bond  2014-07-28
Rawbank, Democratic Republic of Congo’s biggest lender, said it may use the credit rating it received last week from Moody’s Investor’s Service to sell an international bond.
Ivy Tech opens path to better life for refugees  2014-07-26
A mother and teenage daughter from Haiti. Cousins from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. An eager, young woman from Burma.
Fitch Upgrades Rwanda to 'B+'; Outlook Stable  2014-07-25
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VIDEO: Rwanda female MPs world 'pioneers'  2014-07-25
UN Women's executive director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka speaks to BBC Africa about Rwanda's leading role in gender equality.
Alphamin Receives Strong Support from the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo to Develop Its Bisie Tin ...  2014-07-25
Alphamin Resources Corp. , is pleased to announce that the Government of Democratic Republic of Congo has reaffirmed its commitment to fully support Alphamin as it progresses to develop the first large ...
Sondra Myers's "The New Rwanda 2: Successes & Challenges on the Ground" to be launched in Rwanda, reports KT Press  2014-07-25
KIGALI, Rwanda, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The New Rwanda Handbooks 1 & 2 help foster the spirit and practice of discussion among citizens. The first handbook, "The New Rwanda: Prosperity and the Public Good," was endorsed by H.E President Kagame, who also requested a translation into Kinyarwanda. The book was also sent via The Ministry of Foreign Affairs to Rwandan embassies throughout the ...
DRC withdraw CAN candidacy  2014-07-25
Democratic Republic of Congo has withdrawn its bid to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
Rwanda: U.S. in Renewed Bid for Arrest of Kabuga  2014-07-25
[New Times]The United States government is committed to working closely with Rwanda, Interpol and a UN tribunal in renewed effort to bring to book the nine key suspects of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi who are wanted by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), a top Washington diplomat has said.
Canadian Leadership Saving the Lives of Women and Children across the Developing World  2014-07-24
Today, Cathy McLeod, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour and for Western Economic Diversification, joined by Joyce Bateman, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South Centre (Manitoba), hosted a round table with non-governmental organization officials to discuss Canada's leadership role to date as well as what concrete actions Canada should take going forward to improve maternal ...
Rwanda Replaces Infrastructure Minister in Cabinet Reshuffle  2014-07-24
Rwanda named new infrastructure and natural resources ministers in a cabinet reorganization President Paul Kagame said was aimed at bolstering his development agenda to become a middle-income economy by 2020.
Monkey Cage: Why jogging or going to church can get you arrested (in Burundi)  2014-07-23
Recent moves by Burundi’s political leaders threaten citizens’ right to assemble, stifle opposition ahead of 2015 election.
Two Global Health Corps Fellows Head to Burundi to Change Lives through Radio  2014-07-23
SHELBURNE, Vt. -- "I can't believe we'll be in Bujumbura on Friday," says Alex Bozzette, a 2014-2015 Global Health Corps fellow being placed with Population Media Center. It was a Tuesday, and ...
Burundi proposes new taxes as revenues fall short  2014-07-23
By Patrick Nduwimana BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - Burundi's cabinet will propose new duties on some alcoholic drinks and other products, an airport departure tax and other measures to make up for a shortfall in forecast revenues for 2014, according to a draft bill seen on Wednesday. This year's budget had predicted revenues of 633 billion Burundi francs ($411.04 million), but the government now expects ...





News from Africa
Appointed to fight sexual violence and recruitment of child soldiers in the DRC, Jeanine Mabunda Lioko accepts ... 
2014-07-28
World Bank to Support Construction of Congo’s Inga 3 Hydro Plant 
2014-07-28
Rawbank May Use First Moody’s Rating for Congo Bank to Sell Bond 
2014-07-28
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