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Fleurette Group and Andrade Gutierrez to Create Infrastructure Joint Venture to Develop Projects in the DRC  2014-04-23
Creation of Joint Venture to identify and develop infrastructure projects in the DRC. Focus on power, rail and road projects to help accelerate the DRC's economic development. Expected to generate significant employment and drive economic growth through increasing power supply and enhancing road network. Fleurette Group (Fleurette), one of the largest private investors in the Democratic Republic ...
Burundi: World Bank to Finance New Hydropower Development  2014-04-23
[World Bank]Washington -The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors today approved a US$100 million grant to the Republic of Burundi to finance the Jiji and Mulembwe hydropower project.
Congo’s State Miner Plans 45% Growth in Copper Production  2014-04-23
Democratic Republic of Congo’s state mining company Gecamines plans to boost copper output 46 percent this year even as it’s still seeking funding for new projects, Chief Executive Officer Ahmed Kalej Nkand said.
Rwanda President Kagame: 'If you wait for help to come, you will just perish'  2014-04-23
Rwanda President Paul Kagame told a U.S. audience Tuesday that the horrific slaughter of more than 800,000 people in his country two decades ago has taught people in the small East African nation that they "must ultimately be responsible for their own fate." "If you wait for help to come, you will just perish," Kagame told students, faculty and others at Tufts University who came to hear him ...
Rwanda's Kagame: Lessons Learned From Genocide  2014-04-23
Rwanda President Kagame: 'If you wait for help to come, you will just perish'
Burundi: Refugee and Citizens Share Danger and Generosity in Burundi  2014-04-22
[UNHCR]Bujumbura, Burundi -The flood waters that swept through the capital of Burundi this year did not distinguish between citizens of Burundi and the thousands of urban refugees living among them. Neither did those who came to their rescue.
PLAINSBORO: Hands Across Water thanked for assistance  2014-04-22
PLAINSBORO — The students at Community Middle School might not realize it, but they have and continue to change the world by supporting the children of East Congo, one of the most dangerous and destitute areas in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Uganda says Islamist rebel leader has fled eastern Congo  2014-04-22
By Elias Biryabarema KAMPALA (Reuters) - The leader of a Ugandan Islamist rebel group has fled his hideout in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo after a U.N.-backed offensive destroyed several camps belonging to his militia, Uganda's military said on Tuesday. Jamil Mukulu, head of the ADF-NALU group, had escaped to another country, a Ugandan army spokesman said, weeks after the Congolese army ...
Rwanda Hutu rebels condemn 'terror plot' arrests  2014-04-20
Rwandan Hutu rebels exiled in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have condemned the arrest of a group accused of plotting a grenade attack against the government in Kigali. Police in Rwanda arrested three men last Monday -- well-known musician Kizito Mihigo, radio journalist Cassien Ntamuhanga and former soldier Jean Paul Dukuzumuremyi -- accusing them of planning to attack the country's ...
Rwanda Hutu rebels condemn 'terror plot' arrests  2014-04-20
Rwandan Hutu rebels exiled in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have condemned the arrest of a group accused of plotting a grenade attack against the government in Kigali. Police in Rwanda arrested three men last Monday -- well-known musician Kizito Mihigo, radio journalist Cassien Ntamuhanga and former soldier Jean Paul Dukuzumuremyi -- accusing them of planning to attack the country's ...
Congo province poised to start certified 'conflict-free' tin exports  2014-04-19
By Peter Jones GOMA Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo's tin producing North Kivu province may begin exports of certified 'conflict-free' minerals as soon as next week after the roll-out of a new barcode tagging scheme, the head of the regional division of mines said. North Kivu is at the heart of Congo's production of tin and coltan - used in electronic ...
Shot DR Congo park director evacuated to Nairobi  2014-04-18
The Belgian director of a famed national park in the Democratic Republic of Congo who was shot this week by unknown attackers was evacuated to Nairobi on Friday, a local official said. Emmanuel de Merode, head of the Virunga National Park in the DR Congo's war-scarred North Kivu province, was shot in the abdomen and chest on Tuesday as he travelled alone by jeep from the regional capital Goma to ...
Burundi creates reconciliation body that divides public opinion  2014-04-18
By Patrick Nduwimana BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - Burundi, locked in its worst political crisis since its civil war ended in 2005, has created a reconciliation commision that opposition parties say will shield the ruling party from accountability for past crimes. The ruling CNDD-FDD party voted late on Thursday to launch the commission and let President Pierre Nkurunziza pick its members, who are to ...
Burundi orders U.N. security adviser out after violence warning  2014-04-17
Burundi ordered a security adviser at the United Nations mission in the country to leave on Thursday, escalating a row that started with a warning by the U.N. last week of a possible outbreak of political violence. Government officials in the tiny central African state reacted angrily to the warning by the U.N. mission on Wednesday, saying it was baseless and had possibly been made to justify an ...
Burundi scoffs at UN warning on stoking of political violence  2014-04-16
Burundi accused the United Nations on Wednesday of spreading rumours about planned constitutional changes that critics say could upset the country's delicate ethnic power balance and possibly lead to civil war. Government ministers said that warnings last week by the U.N. mission in Burundi (BNUB) about possible violence were baseless and possibly spread to justify an extension of its mandate ...





News from Africa
Fleurette Group and Andrade Gutierrez to Create Infrastructure Joint Venture to Develop Projects in the DRC 
2014-04-23
Burundi: World Bank to Finance New Hydropower Development 
2014-04-23
Congo’s State Miner Plans 45% Growth in Copper Production 
2014-04-23
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