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Terrorism & Ebola Are Impeding Development  2014-10-20
Joseph Kabila, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, addresses the general debate of the sixty-ninth session of the General Assembly. UN Photo/Cia Pak
Terrified by new rebel attacks, DR Congo residents leave town  2014-10-19
Beni (DR Congo) (AFP) - Between heeding a message from officials to remain calm and another to flee looming attacks by Ugandan rebels, the choice for many residents in the Democratic Republic of Congo town of Beni is clear.
U.N. rights official to return to Congo despite expulsion: spokesman  2014-10-19
KINSHASA (Reuters) - The top U.N. human rights official in the Democratic Republic of Congo has left the country after the government ordered his expulsion for publishing a report accusing the police of abuses, but a U.N. spokesman said on Sunday he would return. Spokesman Carlos Araujo confirmed that the U.N. mission had received an official request from President Joseph Kabila's government for ...
VIDEO: These boots are made for music  2014-10-19
Rwanda band going places with improvised instruments
Women, children killed in new DR Congo attack  2014-10-18
Beni (DR Congo) (AFP) - At least 22 people, most of them women and children, have been hacked and clubbed to death by Ugandan rebels in the troubled east of the Democratic Republic of Congo just days after a similar massacre.
Congo lends a hand to fight Ebola, urges African solidarity  2014-10-18
By Aaron Ross KINSHASA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo plans to train more than 1,000 volunteers to help fight an Ebola epidemic raging across West Africa, even as it battles the last traces of an outbreak at home. Having endured six previous outbreaks of the deadly virus in 40 years, Congolese officials say they are eager to share their expertise with countries suffering from the worst ...
Rwanda court sentences presidential guard to life  2014-10-18
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — A military court in Rwanda has sentenced several former members of President Paul Kagame's presidential guard to prison.
Rebels kill 23 people in east Congo village  2014-10-18
By Aaron Ross KINSHASA (Reuters) - Suspected Ugandan rebels killed at least 23 people overnight in their second attack near the eastern Congolese town of Beni in 48 hours, the local governor said on Saturday, prompting the U.N. peacekeeping mission to call for renewed military action. Violence simmers in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo despite the presence of U.N. peacekeepers and ...
UN envoy leaves DR Congo after being declared persona non grata  2014-10-18
Kinshasa (AFP) - The UN rights envoy in the Democratic Republic of Congo has left the country after Kinshasa declared him persona non grata following a damning report on a police crackdown on youth gangs.
Rwanda: Kagame Accuses BBC of Genocide Denial  2014-10-17
[Hirondelle]Arusha -In Kigali, Rwandan President Paul Kagame accused the BBC of denying the 1994 genocide.
KT Press Reports on the Growing Israel-Rwanda Love Story  2014-10-17
KIGALI, Rwanda, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The relationship between Rwanda and Israel is growing stronger day by day. The latest being an experiment by the Rwandan parliament to save about half a million dollars in annual expenses.The parliament will save more than $400,000 annually from collecting and recycling water, use of solar energy, and use of technology to save papers ...
Congo expels top U.N. official after report on police abuses  2014-10-17
By Aaron Ross KINSHASA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday ordered the expulsion of the United Nations' top human rights official in the country, a day after the global body released a report accusing Congolese police of executions during a crackdown on gangs. A spokesman from the interior ministry said the order to expel Scott Campbell, director of the United Nations Joint ...
Congo Seeks to Expel UN Rights Official Over Comment on Killings  2014-10-17
The Democratic Republic of Congo declared a United Nations human-rights official unwelcome in the country after a UN report claimed the country’s police force executed at least nine people in the capital, Kinshasa.
Top UN rights official expelled from DR Congo  2014-10-17
Militia accused of Rwanda genocide facing onslaught  2014-10-15
20 years after massacre, CBS News meets rebel commander hiding in Congo who says he and his men should be allowed home, not attacked by U.N. troops





News from Africa
Terrorism & Ebola Are Impeding Development 
2014-10-20
Terrified by new rebel attacks, DR Congo residents leave town 
2014-10-19
U.N. rights official to return to Congo despite expulsion: spokesman 
2014-10-19
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