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'Exploding lake' could power Rwanda  2014-08-22
To look at, Lake Kivu seems, well, innocent. Situated on Rwanda's western border, it is both a prominent food source in the country, and -- increasingly -- a tourist hotspot.
Unidentified fever 'kills 13' in DR Congo in 10 days  2014-08-22
A fever of unidentified origin has killed 13 people in the northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo since August 11, the health minister said. "All 13 people who have died suffered from a fever, diarrhoea, vomiting and, in a terminal stage, of vomiting a black matter," Dr Felix Kabange Numbi said late Thursday. "Many died presenting haemorragic symptoms, but there is also serious malaria that ...
Rwanda Taps Big From US-Africa Summit, Reports KT Press  2014-08-22
KIGALI, Rwanda, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leaders of more than 50 African countries are all back home from the first ever US-Africa Summit held in Washington D.C., August 4–6, 2014. For Rwanda, the ...
Burundi H1 trade deficit narrows as local currency strengthens-central bank  2014-08-22
Burundi’s trade deficit narrowed to $325.7 million in the first half of 2014 from $389.1 million in the same period a year ago as the local currency strengthened against the dollar, the central bank said on Friday. An imbalance between imports and exports has hampered economic growth in the small east African nation of nearly 10 million people, where coffee and tea production accounts for 85 ...
Congleton MP Fiona Bruce praises aid missions after Africa trip  2014-08-22
AN MP has hailed the work of aid missions following a visit to Africa. Fiona Bruce, Conservative MP for Congleton, has returned from her annual aid trip to Burundi, where she was accompanied by eight volunteers from Congleton. She said the role voluntary projects played in developing English skills and improving business links were crucial in developing deprived areas. "When we first went to ...
13 People Die After Contracting Ebola-Like Disease In DRC  2014-08-22
Thirteen people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have died after contracting a haemorrhagic fever similar to the deadly Ebola fever virus that has rampaged across West Africa. “All 13 people who have died suffered from a fever, diarrhoea, vomiting, and in a terminal stage, of vomiting a black matter,” said the DRC Health […]
At least 70 dead from hemorrhagic illness in northern Congo- WHO  2014-08-22
DAKAR (Reuters) - At least 70 people have died in northern Democratic Republic of Congo from an outbreak of hemorrhagic gastroenteritis, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday, denying that the illness was Ebola. "This is not Ebola," a WHO spokesman said in an email to Reuters on Thursday. A WHO report dated Thursday and seen by Reuters said that 592 people had contracted the ...
Rwanda to Float $21 Million Bond to Finance Infrastructure, Reports KT Press  2014-08-21
KIGALI, Rwanda, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rwanda is preparing to issue a $21.8 million (Rwf 15 billion) Treasury Bond to raise funds to invest in infrastructure projects and stimulate the local capital market. The coupon rate is yet to be announced pending results from a market study. Brokerage firms are excitedly warming up with some already courting and negotiating investors behind the ...
70 die from illness in Congo, WHO denies Ebola link  2014-08-21
At least 70 people have died in northern Democratic Republic of Congo from an outbreak of hemorrhagic gastroenteritis, the World Health Organization said on Thursday, denying that the illness was Ebola.
WHO says 70 die from illness in Congo, denies Ebola link  2014-08-21
KINSHASA/DAKAR (Reuters) - At least 70 people have died in northern Democratic Republic of Congo from an outbreak of hemorrhagic gastroenteritis, the World Health Organization said on Thursday, denying that the illness was Ebola. A local priest who asked not to be named said that the illness had affected several villages and estimated that the death toll was over 100 people. Kinshasa sent its ...
Rwanda appeals against disqualification from African Cup for player with 2 identities  2014-08-21
The Confederation of African Football says Rwanda has appealed against its disqualification from African Cup qualifying for fielding a striker who was using two identities. CAF says Rwanda's appeal will be heard on Wednesday. CAF announced this week that it had thrown out Rwanda over its fielding of forward Dady Birori, who was ineligible to play for the country because he was using two ...
Rwanda appeal set for six days' time  2014-08-21
Rwanda's appeal against disqualification from the Nations Cup will be heard by Caf on 27 August in Egypt.
South Africa Approves Treaty for $100 Billion Inga Hydropower  2014-08-21
South Africa’s Cabinet approved a treaty signed with the Democratic Republic of Congo to begin development of a hydropower project that will eventually cost about $100 billion and generate 40,000 megawatts of electricity.
Rwanda appeals African Cup disqualification  2014-08-21
CAIRO (AP) — The Confederation of African Football says Rwanda has appealed against its disqualification from African Cup qualifying for fielding a striker who was using two identities.
Ebola: Democratic Republic Of Congo Sends Health Minister To Investigate Ebola-Like Deaths  2014-08-20
An unspecified number of people have recently died with Ebola-like symptoms in the northern province of Equateur in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where the virus was discovered in 1976, according to Reuters . The deaths have not been connected to the outbreak in West Africa, located about 2,000 miles away and the epicenter of the worsening Ebola crisis.





News from Africa
'Exploding lake' could power Rwanda 
2014-08-22
Unidentified fever 'kills 13' in DR Congo in 10 days 
2014-08-22
Rwanda Taps Big From US-Africa Summit, Reports KT Press 
2014-08-22
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