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DR Congo train crash kills at least 57  2014-04-24
KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo – At least 57 people were killed when a passenger train sped off the rails in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the government said Wednesday, April 23, raising an earlier death toll as difficult rescue operations continued in the remote, swampy area. The ...
Train crash kills over fifty people in Democratic Republic of Congo  2014-04-24
Kinshasa: At least 57 people were killed when a passenger train sped off the rails in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the government said Wednesday, raising an earlier death toll as difficult rescue operations continued in the remote, swampy area.
Rwanda forces closure of French cultural centre  2014-04-23
Authorities in the Rwandan capital have forced the closure of the French cultural centre, officials said Wednesday, just weeks after the two nations were in a major diplomatic spat over genocide commemorations. The French ambassador to Kigali, Michel Flesch, said the land where the centre was located was confiscated by the local council following a long-running dispute over urban planning ...
At Least 63 Killed After Speeding Congo Train Derails  2014-04-23
KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) -- At least 63 people were killed and 80 were seriously injured in Democratic Republic of Congo 's southern Katanga province when a train speeding too f
Oil firm Soco to begin seismic testing in Congo's Virunga park  2014-04-23
British oil company Soco International will start seismic tests this weekend in Democratic Republic of Congo's Lake Edward, an executive said on Wednesday, despite campaigners' attempts to block exploration in a world heritage site. Conservation group WWF has called on Soco to withdraw from its blocks in UNESCO-protected Virunga national park, saying oil exploration would damage the most bio ...
At least 63 killed as speeding Congo train derails: government official  2014-04-23
At least 63 people were killed and 80 were seriously injured in Democratic Republic of Congo's Katanga province when a train speeding too fast round a bend derailed, a provincial minister said on Wednesday. Fifty others were trapped inside the goods train after 12 of its carriages flipped off the track in the accident near Likasi, a mining town between Lubumbashi and Kolwezi in the copper and ...
At least 50 killed in Congo train crash: sources  2014-04-23
More than 50 people were killed in a train crash in Democratic Republic of Congo's Katanga province, a provincial minister said on Wednesday. The accident on Tuesday involved a goods train that was also carrying people near Likasi, a mining town between Lubumbashi and Kolwezi in the copper and cobalt-rich southeast. Dikanga Kazadi, Katanga's interior minister, gave a provisional toll of 56 dead ...
Media Alert: Press Conference in Democratic Republic of Congo  2014-04-23
Burundi: Ignoring the Problem Won't Make It Go Away  2014-04-23
[ISS]In what looks like a classic case for the African Union's (AU's) early-warning mechanisms, alarm bells are growing louder over the political tensions in Burundi. Detentions, human rights violations and political strife are increasing in the country in the run-up to presidential elections in 2015.
Burundi: World Bank to Finance New Hydropower Development  2014-04-23
[World Bank]Washington -The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors today approved a US$100 million grant to the Republic of Burundi to finance the Jiji and Mulembwe hydropower project.
Rwanda President Kagame: 'If you wait for help to come, you will just perish'  2014-04-23
Rwanda President Paul Kagame told a U.S. audience Tuesday that the horrific slaughter of more than 800,000 people in his country two decades ago has taught people in the small East African nation that they "must ultimately be responsible for their own fate." "If you wait for help to come, you will just perish," Kagame told students, faculty and others at Tufts University who came to hear him ...
Rwanda's Kagame: Lessons Learned From Genocide  2014-04-23
Rwanda President Kagame: 'If you wait for help to come, you will just perish'
Burundi: Refugee and Citizens Share Danger and Generosity in Burundi  2014-04-22
[UNHCR]Bujumbura, Burundi -The flood waters that swept through the capital of Burundi this year did not distinguish between citizens of Burundi and the thousands of urban refugees living among them. Neither did those who came to their rescue.
Uganda says Islamist rebel leader has fled eastern Congo  2014-04-22
By Elias Biryabarema KAMPALA (Reuters) - The leader of a Ugandan Islamist rebel group has fled his hideout in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo after a U.N.-backed offensive destroyed several camps belonging to his militia, Uganda's military said on Tuesday. Jamil Mukulu, head of the ADF-NALU group, had escaped to another country, a Ugandan army spokesman said, weeks after the Congolese army ...
Rwanda Hutu rebels condemn 'terror plot' arrests  2014-04-20
Rwandan Hutu rebels exiled in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have condemned the arrest of a group accused of plotting a grenade attack against the government in Kigali. Police in Rwanda arrested three men last Monday -- well-known musician Kizito Mihigo, radio journalist Cassien Ntamuhanga and former soldier Jean Paul Dukuzumuremyi -- accusing them of planning to attack the country's ...





News from Africa
DR Congo train crash kills at least 57 
2014-04-24
Train crash kills over fifty people in Democratic Republic of Congo 
2014-04-24
Rwanda forces closure of French cultural centre 
2014-04-23
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