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Liquid Telecom expands in East, Central Africa  2014-10-20
Pan-African wholesale carrier Liquid Telecom’s expansion of its operations in Rwanda will allow more businesses and homes to access high-speed broadband services throughout East and Central Africa. The company said the expansion of its operations in Rwanda recognizes the country’s regional role as an Internet services hub. Over the next two years, the company said Liquid Telecom Rwanda will ...
UN surveillance drone crashes in eastern DR Congo  2014-10-20
Kinshasa (AFP) - A surveillance drone from the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo crashed in the east of the country Monday without causing any injuries, the UN said.
Ugandan rebels spread fear with DR Congo massacres  2014-10-20
Eringeti (DR Congo) (AFP) - "You sent soldiers to wipe us out, but here we are." That was the chilling message from Ugandan rebels during the latest massacre in the northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, according to one survivor.
In Burundi, UN envoy lauds role of women, youths in bringing peace to Great Lakes  2014-10-20
Women and young people must play a central role in establishing a long-term peace for Africa’s Great Lakes Region amid the area’s renewed efforts to overcome a past scarred by conflict, a top UN official said today.
Rwanda: Abunzi Must Jealously Guard Their Reputation  2014-10-20
[New Times]Rwandans yesterday concluded weeklong celebrations of ten years of outstanding contribution of community-based mediation committees, otherwise known as Abunzi.
Vimpelcom sells telecom units in Burundi, Central African Republic  2014-10-20
MOSCOW (Reuters) - International telecoms firm Vimpelcom has sold two African businesses, in Central African Republic and Burundi, for $65 million to Econet Wireless Global, it said on Monday, part of a strategic review of its assets worldwide. Last year Vimpelcom agreed to sell the two businesses to another company - Neil Telecom, an emerging market-focused telecoms venture run by African ...
VimpelCom's subsidiary sells its operations in Burundi and Central African Republic  2014-10-20
AMSTERDAM, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  "VimpelCom Ltd." ("VimpelCom", "Company" or "Group") (NASDAQ: VIP), a leading global provider of telecommunications services ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...

News from Africa
Liquid Telecom expands in East, Central Africa 
UN surveillance drone crashes in eastern DR Congo 
Ugandan rebels spread fear with DR Congo massacres 
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