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Ebola kills 31 people in DR Congo: WHO  2014-09-02
An outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed 31 people and the epidemic remains contained within the country's northwest, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday. "There are now 31 deaths," Eugene Kambambi, the WHO's head of communication in DR Congo, told AFP adding that the epidemic remains ringfenced in an area around 800 kilometres (500 miles) north ...
Park teens longboard for Burundi  2014-09-02
Three young men have recently pushed for a medical clinic in a country far away by traversing a province in their own.
Ebola forces Sierra Leone to relinquish home advantage for qualifier  2014-09-01
FREETOWN (Reuters) - Sierra Leone have relinquished home advantage for next week’s African Nations Cup qualifier against the Democratic Republic of Congo after failing to find a neutral venue follow...
Soccer-Ebola forces Sierra Leone to relinquish home advantage for qualifier  2014-09-01
Sierra Leone have relinquished home advantage for next week's African Nations Cup qualifier against the Democratic Republic of Congo after failing to find a neutral venue following health fears over the Ebola virus. Sierra Leone, one of the epicentres of the outbreak of the contagious virus which has killed more than 1,550 people, were scheduled to host the Group D match in Freetown on Sept. 10 ...
Rwanda disqualification from African Cup upheld  2014-09-01
The Confederation of African Football upheld a decision to throw Rwanda out of the African Cup for fielding an ineligible player, saying the country's federation knew that striker Dady Birori had a "double identity" and was using different names and passports for club and international games.
Japan Wants To Expand Economic Ties With Rwanda  2014-09-01
Rwanda, Aug 31: President Paul Kagame of Rwanda on Aug 28 met with Japanese delegation composed of representatives from Government Institutions and Private Companies of 46 led by Hon. Hirotaka Ishihara, Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Rwanda Mining-Export Income Declines on Lower Tantalum Prices  2014-08-31
The value of Rwanda’s mineral exports dropped by almost a fifth in the first half of the year, even as the volume of sales rose, because of a fall in tantalum prices, State Minister for Mines Evode Imena said.
Doctors Without Borders hostage freed in DR Congo  2014-08-31
An employee of Doctors Without Borders held hostage for more than a year in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been freed, the medical aid group said on Sunday. "Chantal is free", a spokeswoman for the aid group, also known by its French name Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), said, referring to Congolese staff member Chantal Kaghoma. Radio Okapi, the UN station in DRC, said she and four other ...
Lesbian activist escapes mother who wanted to 'fix' her  2014-08-31
Christina Fonthes returns to Britain from the Democratic Republic of the Congo after passport was stolen by family A British lesbian activist has flown home to safety after being held captive by her mother in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, who wanted to "fix" her sexuality. Christina Fonthes, 27, visited her family in Kinshasa on 11 August, but they stole her passport in a bid to keep her ...
Rwanda fail in Nations Cup appeal  2014-08-31
The Confederation of African Football rejects Rwanda's appeal against their expulsion from the 2015 Nations Cup.
flydubai says to add three new routes to East Africa  2014-08-31
 Dubai-based flydubai has announced the addition of three new East African routes, bringing the total number of destinations in the carrier's network to 80. With the launch of fights in September to Bujumbura in Burundi, Entebbe in Uganda and Kigali in Rwanda, flydubai will fly to a total of nine destinations in Africa, the airline said in a statement. Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO of flydubai, said ...
Rwanda fail to overturn AFCON disqualification  2014-08-30
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has upheld Rwanda's disqualification from the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.
Rwanda Announces Giveaway Price for Its $21m Bond, Reports KT Press  2014-08-29
KIGALI, Rwanda, Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rwanda's coupon rate for the Rwf15 billion ($21.8m) bond has been set at upper 11's. The central bank announced on Wednesday the rate is between 11.5% and 11.99%. The five-year Treasury Bond was issued on Wednesday Morning, August 27. The central bank said the bond is raising funds to invest in infrastructure projects and stimulate the local capital ...
Burundi Needs Deeper Reforms To Foster Stronger Growth, Says IMF  2014-08-29
Burundi, Aug 28: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has challenged Burundi to undertake “deeper structural reforms” if she hopes to foster stronger and sustainable growth as well as reduce poverty.
World Bank cuts Rwanda's 2014 growth forecast  2014-08-28
The World Bank has cut its 2014 growth forecast for Rwanda, blaming delayed spending on energy and transport and a slowdown of credit growth to the private sector. Growth in the east African nation is projected at 5.7 percent in 2014, down from a previous forecast of 7.2 percent given in December, the World Bank said in a report released on Thursday. In it's annual budget, Rwanda projects that ...





News from Africa
Ebola kills 31 people in DR Congo: WHO 
2014-09-02
Park teens longboard for Burundi 
2014-09-02
Ebola forces Sierra Leone to relinquish home advantage for qualifier 
2014-09-01
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