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DR Congo rethinks fiddling with constitution after Burkina revolt  2014-11-20
Politicians in the Democratic Republic of Congo keen to prolong President Joseph Kabila's hold on power are revising their plans after Burkina Faso's leader was deposed by a popular uprising, analysts said.
Guinea qualify for Africa Cup  2014-11-20
Ebola-ravaged Guinea joined Ivory Coast, Mali, Ghana and Democratic Republic of Congo in qualifying for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations while defending champions Nigeria were sent packing.
Holders Nigeria out as final Nations Cup field settled  2014-11-20
By Mark Gleeson CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Holders Nigeria were bundled out of the African Nations Cup qualifiers on Wednesday as the final six places for the 2015 finals were decided. Congo, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Guinea, the Ivory Coast and Mali all made certain of their spots and join the 10 countries who had already booked their places at the tournament in Equatorial Guinea ...
Rwanda witness in Habyarimana plane attack probe 'kidnapped'  2014-11-19
A Rwandan due to give evidence in France on the shooting down of former president Juvenal Habyarimana's plane -- the incident seen as sparking the genocide 20 years ago -- has been kidnapped, his lawyer claimed on Wednesday. Emile Gafirita was handcuffed and taken away by unknown persons in the Kenyan capital Nairobi on November 13, his lawyer Francois Cantier told AFP. Several witnesses in the ...
Soccer-Holders Nigeria out as final Nations Cup field settled  2014-11-19
By Mark Gleeson CAPE TOWN, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Holders Nigeria were bundled out of the African Nations Cup qualifiers on Wednesday as the final six places for the 2015 finals were decided. Congo, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Guinea, the Ivory Coast and Mali all made certain of their spots and join the 10 countries who had already booked their places at the tournament in Equatorial ...
Situation 'catastrophic' in Democratic Republic of Congo – UN  2014-11-19
Widespread violence has forced more than 71,000 people to flee their homes in DR Congo in the past three months alone.
DR Congo: UN warns of humanitarian ‘catastrophe’ as hundreds of thousands flee violence in Katanga  2014-11-18
Deeply concerned about the “catastrophic" humanitarian situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Katanga province, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) today urged Congolese authorities and the UN stabilization mission to boost their respective capacities to stem the violence in the long-troubled, resource-rich area known as “the triangle of death.”
Report: Congo police targeted gangs, executed 51  2014-11-18
Ed Adamczyk KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- A crackdown on organized gangs in the Democratic Republic of Congo has led to the execution of dozens by police, Human Rights Watch said.
Burundi: Packed Like Sardines in School Buses  2014-11-18
[Waza]Although they're all sitting on top of each other, they're smiling like angels because they're used to it. When 36 children have to be packed into a vehicle with 18 seats, some will have to sit on laps of others. Welcome to 'Les Mignons' ('Cute Kids'), a school in Bujumbura, Burundi.
Congo police executed 51 in anti-gang operation -Human Rights Watch  2014-11-18
By Aaron Ross KALEMIE Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Human Rights Watch (HRW) accused police in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday of summarily executing at least 51 people in an anti-gang operation and of being responsible for the disappearance of at least 33 more. The report, based on witness testimony, is the second high-profile inquiry into Operation Likofi, or 'punch' in ...
Rwanda: UN Official in Guinea Dies  2014-11-18
[New Times]Rwanda's UN official Marcel Kanyankore Rudasingwa, the Ebola Crisis Manager in Guinea, passed on this afternoon in the Guinean capital of Conakry.
Congo army colonel, rebel leader sentenced to death  2014-11-18
By Aaron Ross KALEMIE Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - A military tribunal in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday sentenced to death a senior army officer and a rebel commander he was meant to be fighting, defense counsel and observers said. In a trial that highlighted the deep splits that plague Congo's military, sentence was pronounced after Lieutenant Colonel Nzanzu ...
Rwanda: UK MPs Move Motion Against BBC Documentary On Rwanda  2014-11-17
[Independent (Kampala)]Protesters against the BBC carry placards. NET PHOTOA motion against a BBC documentary which seeks to rewrite the story of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda It was tabled on Nov.6 by Fiona Bruce, the Conservative Party MP for Congleton and supported by Eric Joyce from Falkirk. The motion reads: "That this House is dismayed at the BBC's production of the ...
Rwanda: ICTR Would Have Served Rwandans Better - Muhumuza  2014-11-17
[New Times]This month, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda celebrated 20 years after its creation by the UN Security Council. Over the years, there have been mixed feelings among Rwandans in different circles over the work of the tribunal, that has so far consumed a staggering $2 billion on the trials it has so far conducted. The New Times' Felly Kimenyi interviewed Prosecutor General ...
Rwanda: Govt Moves to Tackle Pollution By Motor Engines  2014-11-17
[New Times]Motor vehicles and other machines running on petroleum products that pollute the environment by emissions will no longer be allowed on Rwandan roads effective January.





News from Africa
DR Congo rethinks fiddling with constitution after Burkina revolt 
2014-11-20
Guinea qualify for Africa Cup 
2014-11-20
Holders Nigeria out as final Nations Cup field settled 
2014-11-20
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