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Spotlight: New Congolese priest teaches the word of God and soccer  2014-10-25
Father Jean Celestin Muanza has lived quite a life, coming originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo and now acting as the Rector of Saint John the Baptist Cathedral in the Archdiocese of Grouard-McLennan.
Rwanda partially bans BBC broadcasts over genocide documentary  2014-10-24
Rwanda on Friday partially suspended BBC broadcasts over a controversial documentary on the central African country's leadership and the 1994 genocide. The Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) said the BBC radio services in the local Kinyarwanda language would be blocked while the affair was investigated, but English and French programmes could continue. The BBC documentary, "Rwanda's ...
Rwanda suspends BBC's local radio service over genocide documentary  2014-10-24
Rwanda has suspended the BBC's local radio service after the broadcaster aired a documentary that questioned official accounts of the 1994 genocide, the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority said on Friday. "Rwanda: The Untold Story," which aired on Oct. 1, includes interviews with former aides to Rwandan President Paul Kagame, the former rebel leader, in which they accuse him of plotting to ...
Rwanda bans BBC over genocide film  2014-10-24
Rwanda suspends BBC broadcasts in the Kinyarwanda language with immediate effect because of a controversial documentary about the 1994 genocide.
Rwanda government is angry at BBC over genocide documentary, calls to ban news organization  2014-10-24
The Rwandan government, members of parliament and genocide survivors have expressed their anger at the BBC over a recent documentary that suggested the country's president may have had a hand shooting down of his predecessor's plane.
Rwanda Prepares to Switch on Africa's First Peat Fired Power Plant, Reports KT Press  2014-10-24
KIGALI, Rwanda, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To deal with a biting power deficit, Rwanda is set to start using peat power from Africa's first peat fired plant, by February 2015, KT Press exclusively reports. A Chinese company, Shengli Energy Group Ltd, under supervision of an Indian firm, Punj Lloyd Ltd, is operating the Gishoma peat power plant in Rusizi district, Western Rwanda. The 15MW ...
Burundi tea revenues fall 6 pct pct in first 9 months of 2014  2014-10-24
BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - Burundi’s revenues from its tea exports fell 6 percent in the first nine months to September from the same period a year ago due to higher volumes of the commodity on the global market, a tea board official said on Friday. Tea is Burundi's largest hard currency earner after coffee and supports some 300,000 smallholder farmers in the landlocked country of nearly 10 million ...
Rwanda won't screen U.S. visitors  2014-10-24
Rwanda will not be screening U.S. visitors for Ebola after all.
WorldViews: Rwanda backs down on Ebola screening for incoming Americans and Spaniards  2014-10-23
After just 4 days.
Rwanda ends Ebola checks on travellers from US, Spain  2014-10-23
Rwanda lifted Thursday Ebola travel restrictions on travellers who had been in the United States and Spain after the president publicly told the health minister it was not necessary. Health Minister Agnes Binagwaho had this week ordered all travellers who had been in the United States and Spain within the past three weeks to send updates to her ministry each day they are in Rwanda.
Congo-Kinshasa: UN Mission Comes Under Attack, Steps Up Security  2014-10-23
[UN News]The United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, known as MONUSCO, has stepped up its security following several attacks on its bases in North Kivu, including one this morning, when a large number of youths converged on the premises, and another yesterday which required the evacuation of 12 staff members.
Rwanda cancels Ebola screenings for US, Spain  2014-10-23
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Rwanda's minister of health is reversing a decision she made to require visitors who had been in the U.S. or Spain during the previous 22 days to report their medical condition to Rwandan authorities daily.
Randgold CEO warns against tax hike in new Congo mining code  2014-10-23
By Aaron Ross KINSHASA (Reuters) - The Democratic Republic of Congo’s focus on maximising short-term tax revenues risks squandering long-term mining prospects, the chief executive of one of its largest mining investors warned on Wednesday. Speaking at a mining conference in Kinshasa, Mark Bristow, the CEO of gold miner Randgold Resources Ltd, criticised Congo's Prime Minister Augustin Matata ...
Burundi To Send Medical Staff To Fight Ebola In West Africa  2014-10-23
BUJUMBURA, Oct. 22 (Xinhua) -- Burundi is to send a team of medical staff that will help control the Ebola virus in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea where the deadly virus has killed more than 4,000 victims since the beginning of this year, the country's health minister said Wednesday.
Rwanda imposes Ebola checks on travellers from US, Spain  2014-10-22
Rwanda has boosted travel restrictions to stem the spread of the Ebola virus, ordering travellers who have been in the United States and Spain to send daily updates, the health minister said Wednesday. "Every day... they should call us or send an Internet message," stating their health condition, Health Minister Agnes Binagwaho told AFP. The requirement applies to all travellers who have been in ...





News from Africa
Spotlight: New Congolese priest teaches the word of God and soccer 
2014-10-25
Rwanda partially bans BBC broadcasts over genocide documentary 
2014-10-24
Rwanda suspends BBC's local radio service over genocide documentary 
2014-10-24
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