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DR Congo: UN welcomes declaration aimed at combating rape in war  2015-04-01
The United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zainab Hawa Bangura, Tuesday called the signing of a landmark declaration by military commanders in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) a âmilestoneâ on the road to ending conflict related sexual violence.
Obama spoke with Congo President Kabila -White House  2015-04-01
President Barack Obama spoke with President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Tuesday, the White House said. The two leaders spoke about their commitment to ending the threat of armed groups, specifically the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda, the White House said in a statement. Obama underscored the need for peaceful and credible elections in the country in ...
Obama, Kabila discuss DRC elections  2015-04-01
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) President Barack Obama spoke Tuesday with President Joseph Kabila, of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and emphasized the importanc...
Obama urges DRCongo's Kabila to respect constitution  2015-04-01
As Congolese President Joseph Kabila appears to toy with extending his 14-year rule, US President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged him to respect the Democratic Republic of Congo's constitution. "The president emphasized the importance of timely, credible, and peaceful elections that respect the DRC's constitution," the White House said following a phone call between the two men. Kabila came to ...
Barack Obama Urges DRCongo's President Joseph Kabila to Respect Constitution  2015-04-01
As Congolese President Joseph Kabila appears to toy with extending his 14-year rule, US President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged him to respect the Democratic Republic of Congo's constitution.
Congo-Kinshasa: Making Mineral Revenues Benefit Provinces  2015-03-31
[African Arguments] The redistribution of mineral revenues between the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) central government and provinces is one issue currently dominating political debate in the country.
DR Congo: UN welcomes ‘milestone’ declaration aimed at combating rape in war  2015-03-31
The United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zainab Hawa Bangura, today called the signing of a landmark declaration by military commanders in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) a “milestone” on the road to ending conflict related sexual violence.
Rwanda signs deal with UAE-based company for water treatment plant  2015-03-31
By Clement Uwiringiyimana KIGALI, March 31 (Reuters) - Rwanda signed a deal for a $75 million river water treatment plant on Tuesday as it aims to give all Rwandans access to potable water by 2018. The water purchase agreement is with Kigali Water Limited, a Rwandan-registered company owned by Metito, a water management company based in the United Arab Emirates. Access to potable water in Kigali ...
South Africa extends Congo troop deployment to end of March 2016  2015-03-31
South Africa said on Tuesday it was extending the deployment of members of its defense force taking part in a United Nations mission in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo by one year. Almost 1,400 South African soldiers are taking part in the Force Intervention Brigade, part of the U.N. MONUSCO peacekeeping operation in the central African country. In a brief statement, President Jacob Zuma's ...
Burundi Signs Up for Solar  2015-03-31
Millicom International Cellular: Millicom Launches Rwanda’s First Mobile-Based Savings Product with Tigo Cash  2015-03-31
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DR Congo's 'lucky' city that fortune forgot  2015-03-31
The Democratic Republic of Congo city of Baraka -- which means "lucky" in Swahili -- ought to have been a paradise. "The hope generated by independence was short-lived," sighed 65-year-old former traditional chief Theodore Fikiri, sitting in front of his humble home in the city in the country's volatile east. Fikiri was just 15 when Congo gained freedom from Belgium on June 30, 1960, fuelling ...
At least 10 killed in Burundi landslides  2015-03-30
Landslides in Burundi have killed at least 10 people after torrential rains, a local governor said Monday, revising downwards an earlier toll after eight were found alive. "It is a disaster... dozens of houses were destroyed, crops have been washed away," said Jacques Minani, governor of the Bujumbura district, some 35 kilometres (20 miles) south of the capital.
Rwanda: 'Under No Circumstances' Clause Is Inviolable  2015-03-30
[Fahamu] On Rwanda's presidential terms limit in the 2003 constitution
Amnesty urges release of DR Congo activists  2015-03-30
Amnesty International on Monday launched a campaign for the release of a group of activists being held incommunicado in the Democratic Republic of Congo since their arrest during a protest two weeks ago. Members of Amnesty and its supporters across the globe will petition Congolese authorities for the activists' release and "send solidarity tweets to those detained", the rights watchdog said in ...





News from Africa
DR Congo: UN welcomes declaration aimed at combating rape in war 
2015-04-01
Obama spoke with Congo President Kabila -White House 
2015-04-01
Obama, Kabila discuss DRC elections 
2015-04-01
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