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2 Rwandan army officers deny charges of public incitement  2015-01-27
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Two officers in Rwanda's military Tuesday pleaded not guilty to charges of inciting insurrection against the government.
Congo Opposition Leaders Call for Release of Detained Protesters  2015-01-27
Opposition leaders in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday called on the government to release all those arrested during recent protests over a contested electoral law.
Rwanda Tribunal Taught Loretta Lynch Real Power of Prosecutors  2015-01-27
U.S. President Barack Obama listens as Loretta Lynch, Brooklyn prosecutor, speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the West Wing of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 8, 2014.
Rising risk of Burundi election violence, rights groups warn  2015-01-27
Burundi is facing a mounting risk of unrest ahead of key elections and African leaders should stop President Pierre Nkurunziza from running for a third term, rights groups warned Tuesday. "Burundi's path toward conflict and chaos has been deliberate, and gone unquestioned by the African Union," said the statement, released ahead of a summit meeting of the leaders of the 54-member AU bloc on ...
Setback for DR Congo captain  2015-01-27
Democratic Republic of Congo captain Youssouf Mulumbu looks set to miss Saturday's AFCON quarter-final clash against the Congo.
Burundi army accused of murder  2015-01-27
Witnesses tell the BBC that Burundian soldiers killed 17 rebels after they surrendered, but the army insists they were killed in combat.
Congo protests expose weakness of Kabila's coalition  2015-01-27
By Aaron Ross KINSHASA (Reuters) - Protests that blocked a reform which could have extended Congo President Joseph Kabila's rule have exposed deep rifts in his ruling coalition and galvanised opposition, increasing the chance of further unrest ahead of elections due next year. Kabila took power in Democratic Republic of Congo in 2001 following the assassination of his father, and won disputed ...
DR Congo squeeze into Nations Cup quarter-finals  2015-01-27
By Mark Gleeson EBIBEYIN, Equatorial Guinea (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo squeezed into the African Nations Cup quarter-finals on Monday by the slimmest of margins as Jeremy Bokila scored a second-half goal against Tunisia in Bata to ensure their progress despite failing to win a match. The 1-1 draw meant Tunisia finished top in Group B with five points with the Congolese second after ...
IMF chief in Rwanda to bolster ties  2015-01-27
KIGALI, Jan. 26 (Xinhua) -- The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director, Christine Lagarde, arrived in Rwanda on Sunday for a three-day visit to bolster her institution's ties with the Central African nation.
DR Congo squeeze into African quarters to set up 'Congo' derby  2015-01-26
Democratic Republic of Congo squeezed into the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals by the slimmest of margins as Jeremy Bokila scored a second-half goal against Tunisia in Bata to ensure their progress despite failing to win a match.
Democratic Republic of Congo 1 Tunisia 1: Both teams qualify for quarter-finals  2015-01-26
A 1-1 draw in Bata sees both Tunisia and Democratic Republic of Congo qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals.
Football - WRAPUP 1-DR Congo squeeze into Nations Cup quarter-finals  2015-01-26
Democratic Republic of Congo squeezed into the African Nations Cup quarter-finals on Monday by the slimmest of margins as Jeremy Bokila scored a second-half
World Bank gives Rwanda $70 mln to help fight poverty  2015-01-26
Rwanda received $70 million in aid from the World Bank to help reduce poverty by improving the African state's social protection benefits meant for the poorest households. Rwanda, one of sub-Saharan Africa's fastest growing economies over the past decade, has put poverty alleviation at the heart of its policy since the end of a genocide that killed 800,000 people in mid-1990s. The number of ...
Democratic Republic of Congo adopts new electoral law after protests  2015-01-26
Doubts remain over the timetable for fresh polls in the troubled central African nation
Rwanda: WB Approves U.S. $70 Millon Social Protection Funding  2015-01-26
[New Times]The World Bank Group on Friday approved a $70-million (about Rwf49 billion) credit to support Rwanda's social protection strategy.





News from Africa
2 Rwandan army officers deny charges of public incitement 
2015-01-27
Congo Opposition Leaders Call for Release of Detained Protesters 
2015-01-27
Rwanda Tribunal Taught Loretta Lynch Real Power of Prosecutors 
2015-01-27
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