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U.N. peacekeepers from Ukraine detained in Congo over uniforms  2014-11-27
KINSHASA (Reuters) - Authorities in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo detained six U.N. peacekeepers from Ukraine in the eastern city of Goma on Wednesday because they had Congolese military uniforms in their luggage, a spokesman for the U.N. mission (MONUSCO) said. Officials fear the incident could stoke mistrust of the peacekeepers, who have already faced violent protests by locals who say ...
Former Rwandan rebels transferred to Congo transit camp  2014-11-27
By Aaron Ross KINSHASA (Reuters) - Authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo began to transfer former Rwandan rebels on Wednesday from disarmament camps in the east to a northern transit camp, the U.N. mission said, in an apparent first step to their relocation in a third country. The ex-fighters belong to the FDLR, a Hutu militia implicated in Rwanda's 1994 genocide and blamed by the United ...
Terrified DR Congo refugees prefer hunger to home  2014-11-27
Lukwangulo (DR Congo) (AFP) - "I don't want to go home! What I saw there won't let me go back," cried Sakina Okenge, who fled her birthplace in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo three years ago in terror at attacks by Rwandan rebels.
Burundi: Burundi Under Increased UN Scrutiny  2014-11-26
[Iwacu]The UN Human Rights Committee published a critical report on the situation in Burundi. The Security Council subsequently discussed the stability in Burundi and the UN Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide says that Burundi must increase the political space for dialogue "to avert the worst".
Rwanda: Rwanda Launches Interpol Campaign Against Organised Crime  2014-11-26
[New Times]The Interpol 'Turn Back Crime' global campaign was officially launched in Rwanda yesterday with a call to the public to cooperate with security organs to prevent crime.
US urges eradication of armed rebels in Congo  2014-11-26
Washington, Nov 26 (IANS) The US Tuesday called for efforts to wipe out illegal armed groups in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), as the number of civilians killed there has risen to some 200 in less than two months.
Press Releases: U.S. Concerned by Recent Attacks on Civilians in Beni (Democratic Republic of the Congo)  2014-11-26
U.S. Concerned by Recent Attacks on Civilians in Beni (Democratic Republic of the Congo) Press Statement Jeff Rathke Director , Bureau of Public Affairs , Office of Press Relations Washington, DC November 25, 2014 The United States is deeply concerned by the brutality and the increasingly frequent attacks on the civilian population of Beni territory, North Kivu, that have left almost 200 dead in ...
Burundi: UN expert urges defence of human rights activists to promote transparency  2014-11-25
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders expressed regret today that defenders in Burundi are deemed to be political opponents, saying that in reality they are activists working to promote and protect human rights and civil liberties.
WHO Satisfied with Level of Ebola Preparedness in Rwanda, Reports KT Press  2014-11-25
KIGALI, Rwanda, Nov. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 31, Rwanda's Foreign Affairs Minister Louise Mushikiwabo summoned all diplomats accredited to Rwanda. She requested they travel with her to the Rwanda-Burundi border, Southern Rwanda. They were driven in buses in a 3-hour journey to the border, and screened for Ebola before proceeding to usual border process. The scenario's intent, said Dr ...
Burundi: Elections Draw Near  2014-11-25
The police in Bujumbura, Burundi, have increasingly broken up opposition party gatherings. Photo: IRIN/Desire Nimubona
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.
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: 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.





News from Africa
U.N. peacekeepers from Ukraine detained in Congo over uniforms 
2014-11-27
Former Rwandan rebels transferred to Congo transit camp 
2014-11-27
Terrified DR Congo refugees prefer hunger to home 
2014-11-27
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