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President Kagame Opens the World Export Development Forum in Kigali  2014-09-16
ITC Urges Governments to Increase Public Procurement From Women Vendors  2014-09-16
Police concerned for welfare of parents missing with their five children  2014-09-16
The family, who are originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo, were last seen on 10 September.
Alumnus Deogratias Niyizonkiza Returns Home to Improve Public Health in Burundi  2014-09-16
Deogratias Niyizonkiza barely escaped the genocidal war in Burundi in the 1990s to New York’s Central Park, where he slept, and, later, to Columbia’s School of General Studies, Harvard’s school of public health, and Dartmouth’s school of medicine.   Years later, he returned to the small African nation with a big idea. Can he heal what remains?  
Zambia to Miss Inflation Target on Energy and Food Prices  2014-09-16
Zambia, Africa’s biggest copper producer after the Democratic Republic of Congo, will miss a government year-end inflation target as higher fuel, power and food prices boost costs, a central bank official said.
Rwanda: Rwandans Balk At Price of Improved Cooking Stoves  2014-09-16
[VOA]Kigali -A campaign to persuade people in Rwanda to buy a new improved type of cooking stove - which uses less fuel and is less smoky - hasn't succeeded, according to the stoves' manufacturers. They say the public still doesn't realize this type of stove could save them money and protect their health, as well as save trees.
Fleurette Group's SMB: Update on Moku-Beverendi Gold Exploration Project - Further Mineralisation Identified  2014-09-16
Early indications are of further high-grade mineralisation. Extension of mineralisation identified by geochemical sampling in existing exploration area. Early indications show the mineralisation is larger than previously identified. Fleurette Group (Fleurette) announces that following positive initial mineralisation discoveries, Société Minière de Moku-Beverendi (SMB) Sprl has extended its ...
Oil Min: Congo Preparing Tender For Several Oil Blocks  2014-09-15
KINSHASA, Sept 15 (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo plans to issue a tender for oil blocks in its western coastal basin, its oil minister said on Monday, as it seeks to boost investment in the sector.
Congo opposition pledges more protests after govt crackdown  2014-09-14
By Aaron Ross KINSHASA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo's opposition pledged to escalate its campaign against a possible third term for President Joseph Kabila after police dispersed a protest march with teargas in the capital Kinshasa on Saturday.     Anti-government protests were suppressed in at least three other towns, the opposition said. In Butembo, in the eastern province of North ...
Rwanda's $21m Treasury Bond Listed on Stock Exchange, Reports KT Press  2014-09-13
Barely a week after it oversubscribed by 232%, Rwanda's RwF 15 billion, 5-year Treasury bond, has been listed at the Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE).
Congo Opposition Leader Sentenced to Jail for Insulting Kabila  2014-09-12
A Democratic Republic of Congo court sentenced an opposition leader to a year in prison for insulting President Joseph Kabila, a government spokesman said.
Democratic Republic of Congo Opposition Leader Jailed: Lawyer  2014-09-12
A senior opposition lawmaker in the Democratic Republic of Congo was sentenced on Thursday to one year in prison for insulting the country's president and government, one of his lawyers said.
DR Congo opposition leader jailed  2014-09-11
A senior opposition lawmaker in the Democratic Republic of Congo was sentenced Thursday to one year in prison for insulting the country's president and government, one of his lawyers said. "The Supreme court Thursday evening sentenced Jean-Bertrand Ewanga to one year in person for offending the head of state, members of the government and parliament," said Richard Mpinda, who called the trial "a ...
Rwanda arrests prompt purge speculation  2014-09-11
Analysts and experts say it remains unclear whether Rwandan President Paul Kagame, who has led the country since his rebel army ended the 1994 genocide by Hutu extremists, faces a serious challenge to his leadership or whether the purge is merely designed to keep potential challengers on their toes. Last month former presidential guard chief and serving colonel, Tom Byabagamba, and retired ...
Rwanda cricket, growing a game of hope  2014-09-11
Cricketer Don De Dieu Mugisha bowls a ball down a bumpy, dusty wicket at a match in Rwanda: a sport introduced by those who returned after fleeing genocide 20 years ago. "Because of our history, people here in Rwanda try to do something that can bring people together," 18-year old Mugisha, captain of Rwanda's under-19 team, told AFP. Today's field is a small and uneven pitch at a college at ...





News from Africa
President Kagame Opens the World Export Development Forum in Kigali 
2014-09-16
ITC Urges Governments to Increase Public Procurement From Women Vendors 
2014-09-16
Police concerned for welfare of parents missing with their five children 
2014-09-16
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