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Suspected Terrorist Stoned To Death, Burnt And Eaten By Angry Mob In Congo  2014-11-01
A suspected terrorist was dragged out of a bus, stoned to death, burnt and his remains eaten by a mob of angry people in Beni, a city in the Democratic Republic of Congo, reports Reuters. According to witnesses, the man was suspected of being a militant from the Islamist group ADF-NALU that has been carrying Suspected Terrorist Stoned To Death, Burnt And Eaten By Angry Mob In Congo is an article ...
Silent massacre: A month of slaughter in the Democratic Republic of Congo  2014-10-31
Editor's note: Some may find the imagery below to be disturbing. Throughout October, the death toll in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been steadily increasing. Rebel groups have carried out a series of seemingly arbitrary killings and kidnappings against civilians, murdering men, women and children with machetes, batons and axes. The attacks have left at least 100 dead in the past month ...
News24.com | Burundi president Nkurunziza to visit SA  2014-10-31
Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza will undertake a two-day working visit to South African next week, the international relations department says.
Congo Assailants Kill 14 as President Visits Violence-Torn East  2014-10-31
Suspected rebel fighters killed 14 people including a pregnant woman and a newborn in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo as President Joseph Kabila vowed a military response to similar attacks in the region this month.
Congo crowd kills man, eats him after militant massacres: witnesses  2014-10-31
BENI Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - A crowd stoned to death a young man in northeast Congo on Friday before burning and eating his corpse, witnesses said, in apparent revenge for a series of attacks by Ugandan rebels. The incident in the town of Beni followed a number of overnight raids in the area blamed on the Islamist group ADF-NAUL, who are thought to have massacred more than 100 ...
US warns against Burundi travel amid Shebab threat  2014-10-31
WASHINGTON - The United States on Thursday issued a stark travel warning for Burundi after threats by al-Shebab militants and imposed a de facto night-time curfew on US government staff in the country. The State Department warned all American citizens to avoid non-essential travel to the small, impoverished country, nestled in Africa's Great Lakes region. "The terrorist organisation al-Shebab ...
US Advises Citizens Against All Non-Essential Travel to Burundi  2014-10-31
The United States has issued a travel warning for Burundi and instituted a de facto night-time curfew for U.S. government employees in the small African nation. The U.S. State Department warned all American citizens to avoid non-essential travel to Burundi, citing the terrorist threat from Somali-based al-Shabab and the high crime in the impoverised nation. According to the advisory, al-Shabab ...
14 People Killed in Democratic Republic of Congo Machete Attack: NGO  2014-10-31
Fourteen people were killed in a machete attack by Ugandan rebels in the Beni region in the restive eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where nearly 100 civilians have already perished, a non-govern...
14 people killed in DR Congo machete attack  2014-10-30
Fourteen people were killed in a machete attack by Ugandan rebels in the Beni region in the restive eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where nearly 100 civilians have already perished, a non-governmental group said Thursday. The incursion by the Ugandan rebel group ADF took place overnight in the town of Kampi ya Chui and "it's a heavy toll: 14 people massacred by machetes," said Teddy ...
Rwanda accelerates move to cashless economy by joining UN-backed alliance  2014-10-30
The Government of Rwanda moved today to accelerate plans to transform into a cashless economy by joining a United Nations-backed initiative that supports countries’ transitions to electronic payments.
Meet Rwanda's Paul Kagame, Africa's Most 'Tweep' President  2014-10-30
KIGALI, Rwanda, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to KT Press, he is a tweep, and a tech addict! Rwanda's President Paul Kagame is described by the International Telecommunications Union as the "Digital President." Social media analysts say Kagame is Africa's most conversational president. Kagame has the biggest following on Twitter than any other African leader.
How Rwanda (Sort of) Beat the U.S. at Gender Equality  2014-10-30
America has been engaged in hot debate about gender-based wage disparity and sexism for decades and still lags in concerning ways. But do a slew of headlines about a new report mean it is time to look to Africa for guidance on how to improve the lives of women?
Rwanda: Rwanda Ranked 46th Worldwide in 2015 World Bank Doing Business Ranking  2014-10-29
[New Times]Rwanda is ranked 46 out of 189 economies surveyed globally in the 2015 World Bank's Doing Business rankings released today, moving up two positions.
Ugandan rebels weakened despite brutal attacks: Congo minister  2014-10-29
By Aaron Ross BENI Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Ugandan rebels suspected of massacring at least 80 people in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo this month have been depleted and are adopting new guerrilla tactics, the Congolese interior minister said on Tuesday. Violence simmers in Congo's rugged eastern borderlands more than a decade after the vast Central African nation's ...
Scores feared dead in DR Congo flood disaster  2014-10-28
Scores of people were feared dead Tuesday in terrible floods that hit the strife-torn east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. More than 700 homes, a school and a church were reportedly destroyed around Bushushu village in South Kivu province after heavy rain set off landslides, with some victims said to have been swept into Lake Kivu. "We identified 30 or so bodies on Monday but early on ...





News from Africa
Suspected Terrorist Stoned To Death, Burnt And Eaten By Angry Mob In Congo 
2014-11-01
Silent massacre: A month of slaughter in the Democratic Republic of Congo 
2014-10-31
News24.com | Burundi president Nkurunziza to visit SA 
2014-10-31
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