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Rwanda Cuts Government Bureaucracy To Make It More Efficient, Reports KT Press  2014-08-01
KIGALI, Rwanda, Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Government of Rwanda has introduced new reforms aimed at restructuring public service institutions to increase efficiency and better services to citizens. The Minister of Public Labor and service Judith Uwizeye says that a Public Institutions Performance Analysis and Performance Audit of Institutional Mergers carried out between June 2013 and ...
Rwanda President Tells African Youth To Resist Injustice In All Forms, Reports KT Press  2014-08-01
Rwanda's President Paul Kagame has told African youth that their role in fighting corruption is not to give or receive. He made the remarks during an interactive session July 21 with youth from various African...
Fleurette's Oil of DRCongo Support to Local Hospital Improves Access to Healthcare in Eastern DRC  2014-07-31
Access to basic healthcare services remains a significant challenge in towns and villages in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Financial and other support to Kasenyi Medical Center provided by Oil of DRCongo, a Fleurette Group subsidiary, have given residents of the remote Province Orientale village of Kasenyi and surrounding areas a place to turn for proper medical care. Less than ...
Burundi MPs pass budget bill with proposed new taxes despite opposition  2014-07-31
By Patrick Nduwimana BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - Burundi's national assembly has passed a revised budget bill proposing new taxes on essential items despite resistance from a Tutsi-led faction in the government and Hutu opposition legislators, who say it will worsen living conditions. Burundi's budget for this fiscal year had predicted tax revenues of 633 billion francs ($411 million), but the ...
United States Pushes for Rwanda-style Peacekeeping Operations, Reports KT Press  2014-07-31
KIGALI, Rwanda, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The United Nations "should draw lessons from the leadership of Rwanda" as it prepares a comprehensive review of peacekeeping to better protect civilians in conflict hotspots, the United States says. The UN is currently gripped with growing demand to address increased deadly conflicts in various countries such as Central Africa, Mali, Sudan, Ukraine ...
Burundi dismisses 'crackdown' report as 'outright lies'  2014-07-31
Burundi's government on Thursday rejected reports the ruling party is carrying out a crackdown against the opposition ahead of elections, calling an Amnesty International report "biased and partisan." Amnesty has said the ruling CNDD-FDD party's youth wing, known as the Imbonerakure, has strong links to the security service, accusing it of "perpetrating human rights abuses with impunity."
Rwanda seeks life for army officer accused of attack plots  2014-07-30
Military prosecution lawyers in Rwanda on Wednesday sought a life sentence for an ex-officer accused of plotting attacks on the state, who was extradited from Uganda despite being a refugee. Joel Mutabazi, a former member of the presidential guard protecting Rwandan President Paul Kagame, fled the country in 2011 but was extradited by Ugandan authorities last year, despite criticism from rights ...
Congo-Brazzaville: Congo Brazzaville Deports 140,000 DRC Citizens  2014-07-30
[Cameroon Tribune]The government of Congo Brazzaville is showing no signs of let-up in its efforts to rid the country of foreigners without the right papers. Radio France Internationale, RFI, reported yesterday, July 29, 2014, that a total of 140,000 citizens from neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, have either been expelled or returned home voluntarily in the last three months as a ...
Burundi's opposition 'targeted'  2014-07-29
Burundi's opposition is facing a "relentless campaign of intimidation" from the ruling party ahead of elections next year, Amnesty International says.
Burundi on edge amid rise of violent youth group  2014-07-29
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The group stoking fear among many Burundians includes stick-wielding men who sing patriotic tunes. The youth wing of Burundi's ruling party is also threatening and sometimes killing opposition members with impunity, a human rights watchdog group said Tuesday.
Faced with Tough Labour Market, More Rwandans Rush to University, Reports KT Press  2014-07-29
KIGALI, Rwanda, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Denys Migambiyabagabo, 27, always thought a high school certificate was all he needed to be a high school teacher until a district meeting where he and hundreds of his fellow teachers, in Rwanda's southern Gisagara district, woke up to the news of the Ministry of Education requiring high school teachers to have a university degree. Every Friday ...
Rwanda road racer Adrien Niyonshuti's journey to Commonwealth Games is one of blood, sweat and tears  2014-07-29
Adrien Niyonshuti survived country's 'Hundred Day' genocide and now an optimistic face of the new Rwanda as he prepares for Games debut
Rwanda mountain biker Adrien Niyonshuti's journey to Commonwealth Games is one of blood, sweat and tears  2014-07-29
Adrien Niyonshuti survived country's 'Hundred Day' genocide and now an optimistic face of the new Rwanda as he prepares for Games debut
Burundi: Fears mount amid escalating political violence and government crackdown  2014-07-29
Headline Title:  Burundi: Fears mount amid escalating political violence and government crackdown 29 July 2014 Burundi’s ruling party is perpetrating a relentless campaign of intimidation against government critics and its youth wing is carrying out crimes with impunity ahead of next year’s election, warns Amnesty International in a report published today. ‘Locked down: A shrinking of political ...
Burundi party's 'relentless' intimdation ahead of polls: Amnesty  2014-07-29
Burundi's ruling party is carrying out a "relentless campaign of intimidation" against opposition and critics, ahead of presidential elections next year, Amnesty International said Tuesday. "The government's clampdown on free expression and peaceful assembly has serious implications for human rights ahead of next year's elections," said Amnesty researcher Tom Gibson. The small nation in Africa's ...





News from Africa
Rwanda Cuts Government Bureaucracy To Make It More Efficient, Reports KT Press 
2014-08-01
Rwanda President Tells African Youth To Resist Injustice In All Forms, Reports KT Press 
2014-08-01
Fleurette's Oil of DRCongo Support to Local Hospital Improves Access to Healthcare in Eastern DRC 
2014-07-31
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