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About 100 people massacred in Democratic Republic of Congo last week: Lawmakers  2014-11-24
"I have a figure of 95 bodies buried in a common grave," as well as "nine others that were shown to authorities in a morgue," Juma Balikwisha said.
'About 100' massacred in DR Congo's restive east last week  2014-11-24
Kinshasa (AFP) - About 100 people were slaughtered last week in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the latest massacres to shake the restive region, regional deputies told AFP on Monday.
Rwanda: Police Burst Racket of Drugs Traffickers  2014-11-24
[News of Rwanda]Rwanda National Police (RNP) arrested three Rwandan nationals in connection with trafficking cocaine into the country.
Rwanda: Global Pharmaceutical Firm Joins Rwanda in Cancer Fight  2014-11-24
[New Times]Rwanda could soon be one of the first countries in Africa to venture into clinical trial tests and research for cancer and other diagnostic diseases.
Rwanda: Rwanda to Conduct Ebola Emergency Simulation Exercise  2014-11-24
[News of Rwanda]The Rwanda Defence Forces (RDF) and the Rwanda National Police (RNP) will conduct a full-scale simulation exercise to evaluate the country's readiness for a positive case of Ebola.
Rwanda: More Men Opt for Vasectomy for Family Planning  2014-11-24
[New Times]Vincent Karangwa, 40, is a father of five. The resident of Bwisyhura Sector, Karongi District in Western Province realised 10 years ago that he was risking bringing into the world children he may not be able to support.
Rwanda: BRD Extends Rwf8 Billion for Construction of 4MW Plant  2014-11-24
[New Times]Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) has signed a long-term loan agreement worth Rwf8 billion with Rwanda Mountain Tea (RMT) for the construction of a four Megawatts (4 MW) Hydro power plant in Nyabihu District, Western Province.
Rwanda: Holistic Approach Will Transform Education, Microsoft Officials Say  2014-11-24
[New Times]Last week, Kigali hosted a three-day conference on innovation in education and ICT dubbed; "Innovation Africa 2014" which brought together ministers of ICT and education from 26 countries as well as leading ICT corporations such as Google, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Huawei, Oracle, Pearson and Samsung, among others.
UN mission welcomes Government request to boost presence  2014-11-24
An armored personnel carrier on patrol near Beni, where the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) is supporting the Congolese National Forces (FARDC) in an operation against the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebel militia.
Rwanda Accelerates Move to Cashless Economy  2014-11-24
Digital payments are being used to transform economies to cashless. Photo: World Bank/Simone D. McCourtie
Rwanda aims to become a hub for African cyclists  2014-11-23
Janvier Hadi (Louis Garneau) of Rwanda rode in the break on stage 4 of Tour of Alberta, and would take the most aggressive jersey that day. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com (File). Cycling in Rwanda is on the rise, in no small part due to the the Tour of Rwanda, which attracts and increasingly strong field The post Rwanda aims to become a hub for African cyclists appeared first on ...
Rwanda’s disappearing dissidents  2014-11-23
NAIROBI —  The last time anyone saw Emile Gafirita was late on Nov. 13 when he left a restaurant in the Nairobi suburb of Dagoretti. He never made it home.  Gafirita, whose real name is Emmanuel Mughisa, was due to give evidence in December before a French inquiry into the shooting down of the Rwandan presidential plane 20 years ago. read more
Burundi opposition calls for postponement of voter registration  2014-11-23
BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - Burundi's opposition parties have asked the country's electoral body to postpone voter registration because of electoral fraud and growing violence. Burundi, an East African nation of nearly 10 million people, is due to hold presidential, legislative and municipal elections in 2015. Ten opposition parties including the largest wing of former Hutu rebel group, the Forces for ...
Which is larger, the Republic of the Congo or the Democratic Republic of the Congo?  2014-11-23
The Democratic Republic of the Congo, formerly Belgian Congo and Zaire, at 905,000 square miles, is far larger than the neighboring Republic of the Congo (formerly French Congo), at 132,000 square miles.
World Health Organization: Democratic Republic of Congo is Ebola-free  2014-11-22
(CNN) — Ebola has officially been eradicated from the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization declared Friday, even amid fresh concerns about the deadly virus in places like Sierra Leone and Mali. The United Nations health agency cleared the DRC for Ebola because 42 days had passed since tests came back negative on […]

News from Africa
About 100 people massacred in Democratic Republic of Congo last week: Lawmakers 
'About 100' massacred in DR Congo's restive east last week 
Rwanda: Police Burst Racket of Drugs Traffickers 
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