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Gruesome bound and bagged body mystery on Burundi-Rwanda lake  2014-09-19
Lake Rweru (AFP) -- Fishermen say the corpses started coming some two months ago: rotting bodies with bound limbs or stuffed in sacks, floating on the glittering waters of Lake Rweru on the border between Burundi and Rwanda.
Gruesome bound and bagged body mystery on Burundi-Rwanda lake  2014-09-19
Lake Rweru (AFP) -- Fishermen say the corpses started coming some two months ago: rotting bodies with bound limbs or stuffed in sacks, floating on the glittering waters of Lake Rweru on the border between Burundi and Rwanda.
Congolese government clashes with bishops over third-term debate  2014-09-18
By Aaron Ross KINSHASA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo's government accused Catholic bishops of pandering to foreign influence on Thursday after they issued an open letter opposing a possible constitutional revision to let President Joseph Kabila seek a third term. The letter, issued on Sunday by the National Episcopal Conference of Congo during a visit to the Vatican, said the current ...
Birori hit with two-year suspension  2014-09-18
Rwanda international Dady Birori is banned for two years by Caf for playing under different passports, names and ages.
World Export Development Forum: Africa is Open for Business  2014-09-17
KIGALI, Rwanda, September 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Africa is open for business. This was the unanimous message from business and government leaders attending the World Export Development Forum (WEDF), ...
'Much to be done' for DR Congo to meet peace deal  2014-09-17
Kinshasa (AFP) - The Democratic Republic of Congo still has a long way to go to meet its pledges under a peace deal agreed last year, 10 Congolese NGOs said on Wednesday.
Rwanda's senate president resigns  2014-09-17
Kigali (AFP) - The president of Rwanda's upper house resigned Wednesday citing personal reasons, but following a petition from colleagues to discuss how he ran the Senate, reports said.
Congo-Kinshasa: Kinshasa Detains Publisher  2014-09-17
[RSF]Reporters Without Borders' partner organization in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Journaliste en danger (JED), yesterday issued a statement condemning the judicial harassment of Mike Mukebayi Nkoso, publisher the bi-weekly Congo News.
Saddest Countries in the World: Syria, Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti and Chad  2014-09-17
The Gallup-Healthways Global Well-Being Index has analysed the sadness of citizens in 135 countries by taking into consideration five factors that contribute to well-being: financial status; social well-being; community well-being; having purpose and goals; and physical health.
Rwanda: Kigali - a Different Kind of City  2014-09-17
[allAfrica]Kigali -The Chinese pair trailing me at the check-in line at Kigali airport looked happy to have landed in east Africa. A string of comments expressing restrained delight followed me all the way to where the gloved and masked medic from Kigali's Ministry of Health stood sentry.
Rwanda Hires UK Firm To Roll-Out Solar Energy, Reports KT Press  2014-09-17
KIGALI, Rwanda, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rwanda has contracted Ignite Power Ltd, a British company, to provide solar powered electricity to Rwandan households. The company will start with a pilot of 1,000 households in four of Rwanda's 30 districts, including Kamonyi and Gisagara. Francis Gatare, Rwanda Development Board (RDB)'s Chief Executive Officer, said if the pilot yields positive ...
Sustainability in the heart of darkness  2014-09-17
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is mostly known for its social, economic, and political instability. Does it make sense then for me to focus my research on sustainable agriculture and the role of the Congo River Basin in the global carbon cycle?
Poachers turn gamekeeper to guard Rwandan gorillas  2014-09-17
Kinigi (Rwanda) (AFP) - For four decades Leonidas Barora was a renowned hunter, tracking animals in the lush forests of Rwanda. Now he only fires arrows to impress tourists, and to help protect the wildlife.
Alumnus Deogratias Niyizonkiza Returns Home to Improve Public Health in Burundi  2014-09-16
Deogratias Niyizonkiza barely escaped the genocidal war in Burundi in the 1990s to New York’s Central Park, where he slept, and, later, to Columbia’s School of General Studies, Harvard’s school of public health, and Dartmouth’s school of medicine.   Years later, he returned to the small African nation with a big idea. Can he heal what remains?  
Congo opposition pledges more protests after govt crackdown  2014-09-14
By Aaron Ross KINSHASA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo's opposition pledged to escalate its campaign against a possible third term for President Joseph Kabila after police dispersed a protest march with teargas in the capital Kinshasa on Saturday.     Anti-government protests were suppressed in at least three other towns, the opposition said. In Butembo, in the eastern province of North ...





News from Africa
Gruesome bound and bagged body mystery on Burundi-Rwanda lake 
2014-09-19
Gruesome bound and bagged body mystery on Burundi-Rwanda lake 
2014-09-19
Congolese government clashes with bishops over third-term debate 
2014-09-18
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