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DR Congo doctor wins Sakharov prize  2014-10-22
A doctor from the Democratic Republic of Congo wins Europe's Sakharov human rights prize for helping thousands of gang rape victims.
US expands Ebola checks; Rwanda to check Americans  2014-10-22
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fending off demands to ban travel from Ebola-stricken West Africa, the Obama administration instead tightened the nation's defenses against Ebola by requiring that all arrivals from the disease-ravaged zone pass through one of five U.S. airports.
Rwanda's story now growth, not genocide: president  2014-10-22
London (AFP) - Rwandan President Paul Kagame said Tuesday the central African nation was no longer "just a country of genocide" and now had a positive story to tell about reconciliation and economic growth.
U.N. condemns top human rights official's expulsion from Congo  2014-10-21
By Mirjam Donath UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday condemned the expulsion of the top U.N. human rights official in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and called on the U.N. Security Council to consider possible action. The U.N. chief also expressed deep concern over recent threats against other staff at the U.N human rights office in the Congo ...
DR Congo: Ban deplores expulsion of UN rights officer  2014-10-21
Secretary -General Ban Ki-moon has condemned last week’s decision by the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to expel from the country its top United Nations human rights official, saying that doing so can “only be harmful for the country’s progress” and urged the Government to reconsider its position.
UN chief asks DR Congo to take back rights envoy  2014-10-21
United Nations (United States) (AFP) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday asked the Democratic Republic of Congo to reverse its decision to expel a UN rights envoy who had released a report exposing police violence.
Rwanda Introduces Ebola Screening for Travelers From US, Spain  2014-10-21
Rwandan officials want to screen Americans amid Ebola fears.
Rwanda Worries About Ebola From U.S., Spain  2014-10-21
An Ebola-free nation seeking to prevent the spread of the virus said today it would require arrivals from two countries with known cases to report to authorities every day for three weeks.
Rwanda Introduces Ebola Screening -- for Americans  2014-10-21
Rwandan officials want to screen Americans amid Ebola fears.
Rwanda requires US, Spain visitor health reports  2014-10-21
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwanda's Ministry of Health is requiring visitors who have been in the United States or Spain during the previous 22 days to report their medical condition to health authorities upon arrival in Rwanda, the U.S. Embassy in Rwanda said Tuesday.
Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC ...  2014-10-21
The Secretary-General condemns the decision of the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to expel from the country Mr. Scott Campbell, Director of the United Nations Joint Human Rights Office.
Rwanda Now Screening Travelers From The U.S. And Spain for Ebola  2014-10-21
A New Jersey elementary school recently barred entry to two transfer students from the Ebola-free country
Rwanda's President Kagame Pushes for 'Borderless' East Africa Region, Reports KT Press  2014-10-21
KIGALI, Rwanda, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- President Paul Kagame says individual countries cannot develop with closed borders – urging the East African region to overcome the colonial mindset to be able to increase trade. Kagame was speaking at the annual East Africa Business Summit, attended by business executives and governments from Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Burundi. Kenya's ...
Rwanda preparing next Eurobond issue -Finance Minister  2014-10-21
By Karin Strohecker LONDON (Reuters) - Rwanda still plans to launch another Eurobond to fund infrastructure projects in the fast-growing economy, though the size and timing of it is still being worked out, Finance Minister Claver Gatete said. The landlocked African nation of 11 million people has been attracting a steady stream of investors and firms drawn by a small but growing market, and its ...
Rwanda May Sell Dollar Bond Next Year With Growth Beating Region  2014-10-21
Rwanda is planning to offer longer- dated local debt and may sell its second Eurobond as early as next year as the East African nation’s economy is set to grow faster than the regional average.





News from Africa
DR Congo doctor wins Sakharov prize 
2014-10-22
US expands Ebola checks; Rwanda to check Americans 
2014-10-22
Rwanda's story now growth, not genocide: president 
2014-10-22
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