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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.
US urges Congo to rescind expulsion of UN rights envoy  2014-10-21
Washington (AFP) - The United States on Monday urged Kinshasa to reverse a decision to expel the UN's rights envoy to the Democratic Republic of Congo after a damning report on police violence.
Liquid Telecom expands in East, Central Africa  2014-10-20
Pan-African wholesale carrier Liquid Telecom’s expansion of its operations in Rwanda will allow more businesses and homes to access high-speed broadband services throughout East and Central Africa. The company said the expansion of its operations in Rwanda recognizes the country’s regional role as an Internet services hub. Over the next two years, the company said Liquid Telecom Rwanda will ...
UN surveillance drone crashes in eastern DR Congo  2014-10-20
Kinshasa (AFP) - A surveillance drone from the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo crashed in the east of the country Monday without causing any injuries, the UN said.
Ugandan rebels spread fear with DR Congo massacres  2014-10-20
Eringeti (DR Congo) (AFP) - "You sent soldiers to wipe us out, but here we are." That was the chilling message from Ugandan rebels during the latest massacre in the northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, according to one survivor.
Vimpelcom sells telecom units in Burundi, Central African Republic  2014-10-20
MOSCOW (Reuters) - International telecoms firm Vimpelcom has sold two African businesses, in Central African Republic and Burundi, for $65 million to Econet Wireless Global, it said on Monday, part of a strategic review of its assets worldwide. Last year Vimpelcom agreed to sell the two businesses to another company - Neil Telecom, an emerging market-focused telecoms venture run by African ...
VimpelCom's subsidiary sells its operations in Burundi and Central African Republic  2014-10-20
AMSTERDAM, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  "VimpelCom Ltd." ("VimpelCom", "Company" or "Group") (NASDAQ: VIP), a leading global provider of telecommunications services ...
Terrorism & Ebola Are Impeding Development  2014-10-20
Joseph Kabila, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, addresses the general debate of the sixty-ninth session of the General Assembly. UN Photo/Cia Pak
Terrified by new rebel attacks, DR Congo residents leave town  2014-10-19
Beni (DR Congo) (AFP) - Between heeding a message from officials to remain calm and another to flee looming attacks by Ugandan rebels, the choice for many residents in the Democratic Republic of Congo town of Beni is clear.
U.N. rights official to return to Congo despite expulsion: spokesman  2014-10-19
KINSHASA (Reuters) - The top U.N. human rights official in the Democratic Republic of Congo has left the country after the government ordered his expulsion for publishing a report accusing the police of abuses, but a U.N. spokesman said on Sunday he would return. Spokesman Carlos Araujo confirmed that the U.N. mission had received an official request from President Joseph Kabila's government for ...
Women, children killed in new DR Congo attack  2014-10-18
Beni (DR Congo) (AFP) - At least 22 people, most of them women and children, have been hacked and clubbed to death by Ugandan rebels in the troubled east of the Democratic Republic of Congo just days after a similar massacre.
Congo lends a hand to fight Ebola, urges African solidarity  2014-10-18
By Aaron Ross KINSHASA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo plans to train more than 1,000 volunteers to help fight an Ebola epidemic raging across West Africa, even as it battles the last traces of an outbreak at home. Having endured six previous outbreaks of the deadly virus in 40 years, Congolese officials say they are eager to share their expertise with countries suffering from the worst ...
UN envoy leaves DR Congo after being declared persona non grata  2014-10-18
Kinshasa (AFP) - The UN rights envoy in the Democratic Republic of Congo has left the country after Kinshasa declared him persona non grata following a damning report on a police crackdown on youth gangs.
KT Press Reports on the Growing Israel-Rwanda Love Story  2014-10-17
KIGALI, Rwanda, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The relationship between Rwanda and Israel is growing stronger day by day. The latest being an experiment by the Rwandan parliament to save about half a million dollars in annual expenses.The parliament will save more than $400,000 annually from collecting and recycling water, use of solar energy, and use of technology to save papers ...





News from Africa
Rwanda preparing next Eurobond issue -Finance Minister 
2014-10-21
Rwanda May Sell Dollar Bond Next Year With Growth Beating Region 
2014-10-21
US urges Congo to rescind expulsion of UN rights envoy 
2014-10-21
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