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US Advises Citizens Against All Non-Essential Travel to Burundi  2014-10-31
The United States has issued a travel warning for Burundi and instituted a de facto night-time curfew for U.S. government employees in the small African nation. The U.S. State Department warned all American citizens to avoid non-essential travel to Burundi, citing the terrorist threat from Somali-based al-Shabab and the high crime in the impoverised nation. According to the advisory, al-Shabab ...
14 People Killed in Democratic Republic of Congo Machete Attack: NGO  2014-10-31
Fourteen people were killed in a machete attack by Ugandan rebels in the Beni region in the restive eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where nearly 100 civilians have already perished, a non-govern...
14 people killed in DR Congo machete attack  2014-10-30
Fourteen people were killed in a machete attack by Ugandan rebels in the Beni region in the restive eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where nearly 100 civilians have already perished, a non-governmental group said Thursday. The incursion by the Ugandan rebel group ADF took place overnight in the town of Kampi ya Chui and "it's a heavy toll: 14 people massacred by machetes," said Teddy ...
Rwanda accelerates move to cashless economy by joining UN-backed alliance  2014-10-30
The Government of Rwanda moved today to accelerate plans to transform into a cashless economy by joining a United Nations-backed initiative that supports countries’ transitions to electronic payments.
Burundi: Closing of the EAC Military Field Training  2014-10-30
[Iwacu]The EAC Military Field Training Exercise held in Mwaro from 12 October was officially closed this 24th October. The Exercise Commander indicates that they achieved all their objectives. Two classrooms that were built in the framework of the EAC military cooperation were handed over to the Mwaro 2 Secondary School.
Meet Rwanda's Paul Kagame, Africa's Most 'Tweep' President  2014-10-30
KIGALI, Rwanda, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to KT Press, he is a tweep, and a tech addict! Rwanda's President Paul Kagame is described by the International Telecommunications Union as the "Digital President." Social media analysts say Kagame is Africa's most conversational president. Kagame has the biggest following on Twitter than any other African leader.
How Rwanda (Sort of) Beat the U.S. at Gender Equality  2014-10-30
America has been engaged in hot debate about gender-based wage disparity and sexism for decades and still lags in concerning ways. But do a slew of headlines about a new report mean it is time to look to Africa for guidance on how to improve the lives of women?
Rwanda: Rwanda Ranked 46th Worldwide in 2015 World Bank Doing Business Ranking  2014-10-29
[New Times]Rwanda is ranked 46 out of 189 economies surveyed globally in the 2015 World Bank's Doing Business rankings released today, moving up two positions.
Ugandan rebels weakened despite brutal attacks: Congo minister  2014-10-29
By Aaron Ross BENI Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Ugandan rebels suspected of massacring at least 80 people in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo this month have been depleted and are adopting new guerrilla tactics, the Congolese interior minister said on Tuesday. Violence simmers in Congo's rugged eastern borderlands more than a decade after the vast Central African nation's ...
Scores feared dead in DR Congo flood disaster  2014-10-28
Scores of people were feared dead Tuesday in terrible floods that hit the strife-torn east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. More than 700 homes, a school and a church were reportedly destroyed around Bushushu village in South Kivu province after heavy rain set off landslides, with some victims said to have been swept into Lake Kivu. "We identified 30 or so bodies on Monday but early on ...
Wrong to expel top rights expert, U.N. envoy tells Congo  2014-10-28
By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations envoy to the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Monday publicly rebuked the Kinshasa government for expelling the top U.N. human rights official, as the Congolese ambassador accused the official of "offensive behavior." Scott Campbell, head of the United Nations' Joint Human Rights Office in Congo, was expelled after the release ...
UN envoy says it's time for investment in DR Congo  2014-10-27
The UN envoy to the Democratic Republic of Congo called Monday for a major injection of private investment to shore up peace and turn the country into "the economic heart of Africa." "It is time for Congo's money abroad to come home and for that money, and more, to be invested in the DRC," said Martin Kobler, the head of the UN mission in the DRC. The special envoy for the Great Lakes region ...
A Congolese Mother Of Six Is Honored For Her Death-Defying Journalism  2014-10-27
Solange Lusiku Nsimire, an editor who has been subjected to death threats and whose family has been attacked, has won a courage award for her journalism in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Burundi: Hungriest People in the World?  2014-10-27
[Iwacu]The level of hunger in Burundi is "extremely alarming" according to the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). In this light, it might seem surprising that the government recently withdrew BIF 900 million from the agricultural sector.
Rwanda suspends BBC's local radio service over genocide documentary  2014-10-25
KIGALI (Reuters) - Rwanda has suspended the BBC's local radio service after the broadcaster aired a documentary that questioned official accounts of the 1994 genocide, the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority said on Friday. "Rwanda: The Untold Story," which aired on Oct. 1, includes interviews with former aides to Rwandan President Paul Kagame, the former rebel leader, in which they accuse him ...





News from Africa
US Advises Citizens Against All Non-Essential Travel to Burundi 
2014-10-31
14 People Killed in Democratic Republic of Congo Machete Attack: NGO 
2014-10-31
14 people killed in DR Congo machete attack 
2014-10-30
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