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Rwanda Government Chief Unveils Economic Turnaround 20 Years After Devastating Genocide  2014-10-22
Rwanda Development Board CEO Francis Gatare speaks exclusively to IBTimes UK
Rwanda Screens Arrivals From Ebola-Hit Countries: U.S. and Spain  2014-10-22
Oct. 21 (Bloomberg) -- The CDC is training volunteer health-care workers before they go to West Africa at an old Army base in Anniston, Alabama. Bloomberg's Brendan Greeley traveled to the site and donned a hazmat suit for an inside look at the training. Video by: Sadie Bass, Justin Beach.
Congo, UN troops fire live rounds amid protest against killings  2014-10-22
By Kenny Katombe BENI Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Congolese troops and United Nations peacekeepers fired live rounds to disperse hundreds of people protesting outside a U.N. base in the eastern Congolese town of Beni on Wednesday, a Reuters witness said. Crowds gathered at the U.N. base calling for peacekeepers to leave the town after two people were shot dead on Tuesday during a ...
Congo, U.N. troops fire live rounds amid protest against killings  2014-10-22
By Kenny Katombe BENI Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Congolese troops and United Nations peacekeepers fired live rounds to disperse hundreds of people protesting outside a U.N. base in the eastern Congolese town of Beni on Wednesday, a Reuters witness said. Crowds gathered at the U.N. base calling for peacekeepers to leave the town after two people were shot dead on Tuesday during a ...
Rwanda Seeks Investors into $23b Lucrative Projects, Reports KT Press  2014-10-22
KIGALI, Rwanda, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rwanda is seeking international investors to tap into 15 bankable projects worth $22.93b to boost its economy. President Paul Kagame presented the projects on Monday during the Global Africa Investment Summit (TGAIS), held in London. "Invest in Rwanda, in East Africa, and your money will be safe, you will have high returns; A successful bidder will ...
How Maize Production in Rwanda Has Grown by 213%, Reports KT Press  2014-10-22
KIGALI, Rwanda, Oct. 22, 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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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 ...





News from Africa
Rwanda Government Chief Unveils Economic Turnaround 20 Years After Devastating Genocide 
2014-10-22
Rwanda Screens Arrivals From Ebola-Hit Countries: U.S. and Spain 
2014-10-22
Congo, UN troops fire live rounds amid protest against killings 
2014-10-22
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