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Congo: Doctor wins top EU prize  2014-10-22
A doctor who has devoted years to aiding gang-rape victims in the conflict-torn Democratic Republic of Congo has been awarded Europe's top human rights award, the Sakharov Prize.
Ebola-free Rwanda to screen travelers from U.S.  2014-10-22
As U.S. tightens defenses against Ebola, Rwanda implements its own measures for passengers from affected nations
Congolese Doctor Wins Europe's Top Human Rights Prize  2014-10-22
Denis Mukwege, a doctor from the Democratic Republic of Congo, has won this year's Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought for helping thousands of gang rape victims in the country. The award was instituted by the European Parliament, and the laureate for 2014 was selected by EP President Martin Schulz and the political group leaders. Announcing Europe's top human rights prize Tuesday, Schulz said
U.N. condemns top human rights official's expulsion from Congo  2014-10-22
By Mirjam Donath UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday condemned the expulsion of the top U.N. human rights official in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and called on the U.N. Security Council to consider possible action. The U.N. chief also expressed deep concern over recent threats against other staff at the U.N human rights office in the Congo ...
DR Congo doctor wins Sakharov prize  2014-10-22
A doctor from the Democratic Republic of Congo wins Europe's Sakharov human rights prize for helping thousands of gang rape victims.
US expands Ebola checks; Rwanda to check Americans  2014-10-22
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fending off demands to ban travel from Ebola-stricken West Africa, the Obama administration instead tightened the nation's defenses against Ebola by requiring that all arrivals from the disease-ravaged zone pass through one of five U.S. airports.
Rwanda's story now growth, not genocide: president  2014-10-22
London (AFP) - Rwandan President Paul Kagame said Tuesday the central African nation was no longer "just a country of genocide" and now had a positive story to tell about reconciliation and economic growth.
UN chief asks DR Congo to take back rights envoy  2014-10-21
United Nations (United States) (AFP) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday asked the Democratic Republic of Congo to reverse its decision to expel a UN rights envoy who had released a report exposing police violence.
Rwanda Introduces Ebola Screening for Travelers From US, Spain  2014-10-21
Rwandan officials want to screen Americans amid Ebola fears.
Rwanda Worries About Ebola From U.S., Spain  2014-10-21
An Ebola-free nation seeking to prevent the spread of the virus said today it would require arrivals from two countries with known cases to report to authorities every day for three weeks.
Rwanda Introduces Ebola Screening -- for Americans  2014-10-21
Rwanda Turns the Tables on Americans and Spaniards Amid Ebola Fears
Rwanda requires US, Spain visitor health reports  2014-10-21
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwanda's Ministry of Health is requiring visitors who have been in the United States or Spain during the previous 22 days to report their medical condition to health authorities upon arrival in Rwanda, the U.S. Embassy in Rwanda said Tuesday.
Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC ...  2014-10-21
The Secretary-General condemns the decision of the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to expel from the country Mr. Scott Campbell, Director of the United Nations Joint Human Rights Office.
Rwanda's President Kagame Pushes for 'Borderless' East Africa Region, Reports KT Press  2014-10-21
KIGALI, Rwanda, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- President Paul Kagame says individual countries cannot develop with closed borders – urging the East African region to overcome the colonial mindset to be able to increase trade. Kagame was speaking at the annual East Africa Business Summit, attended by business executives and governments from Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Burundi. Kenya's ...
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 ...





News from Africa
Congo: Doctor wins top EU prize 
2014-10-22
Ebola-free Rwanda to screen travelers from U.S. 
2014-10-22
Congolese Doctor Wins Europe's Top Human Rights Prize 
2014-10-22
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