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IMF chief in Rwanda to bolster ties  2015-01-27
KIGALI, Jan. 26 (Xinhua) -- The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director, Christine Lagarde, arrived in Rwanda on Sunday for a three-day visit to bolster her institution's ties with the Central African nation.
DR Congo squeeze into African quarters to set up 'Congo' derby  2015-01-26
Democratic Republic of Congo squeezed into the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals by the slimmest of margins as Jeremy Bokila scored a second-half goal against Tunisia in Bata to ensure their progress despite failing to win a match.
Democratic Republic of Congo 1 Tunisia 1: Both teams qualify for quarter-finals  2015-01-26
A 1-1 draw in Bata sees both Tunisia and Democratic Republic of Congo qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals.
Football - WRAPUP 1-DR Congo squeeze into Nations Cup quarter-finals  2015-01-26
Democratic Republic of Congo squeezed into the African Nations Cup quarter-finals on Monday by the slimmest of margins as Jeremy Bokila scored a second-half
Congo 1-1 Tunisia AFCON 2015: Loteteka Bokila strike sends both sides through  2015-01-26
Democratic Republic of Congo squeezed into the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals on Monday by the slimmest of margins as Jeremy Bokila scored a second-half goal against Tunisia in Bata.
Soccer-Tunisia and DR Congo through as rain hits rivals  2015-01-26
(Adds details, quotes) By Mark Gleeson EBIBEYIN, Equatorial Guinea, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Tunisia and Democratic Republic of Congo reached the African Nations Cup quarter-finals on Monday after they played out a 1-1 draw and Group B rivals Cape Verde and Zambia drew a blank in treacherous conditions. Cape Verde finished with the same three points and the same goal difference as DR Congo but scored ...
Congo protests expose weakness of Kabila's coalition  2015-01-26
By Aaron Ross KINSHASA (Reuters) - Protests that blocked a reform which could have extended Congo President Joseph Kabila's rule have exposed deep rifts in his ruling coalition and galvanized opposition, increasing the chance of further unrest ahead of elections due next year. Kabila took power in Democratic Republic of Congo in 2001 following the assassination of his father, and won disputed ...
World Bank gives Rwanda $70 mln to help fight poverty  2015-01-26
Rwanda received $70 million in aid from the World Bank to help reduce poverty by improving the African state's social protection benefits meant for the poorest households. Rwanda, one of sub-Saharan Africa's fastest growing economies over the past decade, has put poverty alleviation at the heart of its policy since the end of a genocide that killed 800,000 people in mid-1990s. The number of ...
UN, U.S. Praise Congo Parliament After Approval of Amended Law  2015-01-26
The United Nations and U.S. praised the Democratic Republic of Congo’s parliament for approving an amended version of an electoral law as calm returned to the capital, Kinshasa, after protests last week that left as many as 40 people dead.
Democratic Republic of Congo adopts new electoral law after protests  2015-01-26
Doubts remain over the timetable for fresh polls in the troubled central African nation
Congo parliament passes election law stripped of census requirement  2015-01-26
Democratic Republic of Congo's parliament gave final approval on Sunday to an electoral law shorn of a controversial provision that risked delaying a vote due in 2016 and triggered days of deadly protests. Last weekend, the lower house passed the law with a measure ordering a national census before the next presidential election. Critics of President Joseph Kabila said it was intended to delay ...
Rwanda: WB Approves U.S. $70 Millon Social Protection Funding  2015-01-26
[New Times]The World Bank Group on Friday approved a $70-million (about Rwf49 billion) credit to support Rwanda's social protection strategy.
Rwanda: Good Policies Pay Off, Visiting IMF Director Lagarde Says of Rwanda  2015-01-26
[New Times]The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, will today begin her three day visit to Rwanda, her first since she came to the helm of the institution in 2011. In an e-mail correspondence with The New Times' Kenneth Agutamba, Lagarde sheds light on her institution's current relationship with Rwanda and commends the country's transformative and inclusive ...
Michigan State, Rwanda collaborate on helping women in agribusiness  2015-01-26
Associated Press - EAST LANSING — Michigan State University and the University of Rwanda are teaming up to start a degree program aimed at helping women in the East African nation get a stronger foothold in agribusiness. The first students begin classes in February in the capital of Kigali under the master of science program, jointly developed with funding from the U.S. Agency for International ...
Democratic Republic of Congo parliament passes election law without controversial provisions  2015-01-25





News from Africa
IMF chief in Rwanda to bolster ties 
2015-01-27
DR Congo squeeze into African quarters to set up 'Congo' derby 
2015-01-26
Democratic Republic of Congo 1 Tunisia 1: Both teams qualify for quarter-finals 
2015-01-26
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