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Rwanda disqualification from African Cup upheld  2014-09-01
The Confederation of African Football upheld a decision to throw Rwanda out of the African Cup for fielding an ineligible player, saying the country's federation knew that striker Dady Birori had a "double identity" and was using different names and passports for club and international games.
Congo-Kinshasa: Chimpanzees Airlifted From DR Congo Supermarket to Sanctuary  2014-09-01
[UNEP]Two chimpanzees that spent the past year living behind a supermarket in Kinshasa were airlifted by United Nations peacekeepers on 24 August to a permanent sanctuary in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, in a joint effort between the Congolese wildlife authority (ICCN), Gorilla Doctors, the Lwiro Centre for Primate Rehabilitation (CRPL), and the Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP).
MIDEGO, Inc. To Welcome Global Health Students from Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo to the next Session ...  2014-09-01
Global Health Leader Dr. Elvira Beracochea of MIDEGO, Inc. will lead the 7-Day Health for All NOW online program on September 12th. Participants will learn and apply proven strategies to become effective global health leaders. (PRWeb August 31, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/09/prweb12134888.htm
CAF upholds Rwanda disqualification  2014-09-01
The Confederation of African Football has upheld Rwanda’s disqualification from the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations. Rwanda looked set to feature in the final group phase of qualification for the continental showpiece after beating Congo on penalties in a two-legged tie earlier this month. However, Stephen Constantine’s men were duly thrown out of the competition...  [Read More...]
Japan Wants To Expand Economic Ties With Rwanda  2014-09-01
Rwanda, Aug 31: President Paul Kagame of Rwanda on Aug 28 met with Japanese delegation composed of representatives from Government Institutions and Private Companies of 46 led by Hon. Hirotaka Ishihara, Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Rwanda Mining-Export Income Declines on Lower Tantalum Prices  2014-08-31
The value of Rwanda’s mineral exports dropped by almost a fifth in the first half of the year, even as the volume of sales rose, because of a fall in tantalum prices, State Minister for Mines Evode Imena said.
Doctors Without Borders hostage freed in DR Congo  2014-08-31
An employee of Doctors Without Borders held hostage for more than a year in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been freed, the medical aid group said on Sunday. "Chantal is free", a spokeswoman for the aid group, also known by its French name Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), said, referring to Congolese staff member Chantal Kaghoma. Radio Okapi, the UN station in DRC, said she and four other ...
Lesbian activist escapes mother who wanted to 'fix' her  2014-08-31
Christina Fonthes returns to Britain from the Democratic Republic of the Congo after passport was stolen by family A British lesbian activist has flown home to safety after being held captive by her mother in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, who wanted to "fix" her sexuality. Christina Fonthes, 27, visited her family in Kinshasa on 11 August, but they stole her passport in a bid to keep her ...
Rwanda fail in Nations Cup appeal  2014-08-31
The Confederation of African Football rejects Rwanda's appeal against their expulsion from the 2015 Nations Cup.
Rwanda AFCON disqualification upheld  2014-08-31
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has upheld Rwanda's disqualification from the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.
flydubai says to add three new routes to East Africa  2014-08-31
 Dubai-based flydubai has announced the addition of three new East African routes, bringing the total number of destinations in the carrier's network to 80. With the launch of fights in September to Bujumbura in Burundi, Entebbe in Uganda and Kigali in Rwanda, flydubai will fly to a total of nine destinations in Africa, the airline said in a statement. Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO of flydubai, said ...
Rwanda Announces Giveaway Price for Its $21m Bond, Reports KT Press  2014-08-29
KIGALI, Rwanda, Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rwanda's coupon rate for the Rwf15 billion ($21.8m) bond has been set at upper 11's. The central bank announced on Wednesday the rate is between 11.5% and 11.99%. The five-year Treasury Bond was issued on Wednesday Morning, August 27. The central bank said the bond is raising funds to invest in infrastructure projects and stimulate the local capital ...
Rwanda murder plotters found guilty  2014-08-29
Four men are found guilty of trying to murder Rwanda's former army chief, Gen Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa, in South Africa in June 2010.
Angola: Angola Repatriation - Antonio Returns Home After 40 Years in DR Congo  2014-08-29
[UNHCR]Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo -When Antonio last stood in his home village of Kwilu, Angola was a colony of Portugal on the verge of becoming independent.
Burundi Needs Deeper Reforms To Foster Stronger Growth, Says IMF  2014-08-29
Burundi, Aug 28: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has challenged Burundi to undertake “deeper structural reforms” if she hopes to foster stronger and sustainable growth as well as reduce poverty.





News from Africa
Rwanda disqualification from African Cup upheld 
2014-09-01
Congo-Kinshasa: Chimpanzees Airlifted From DR Congo Supermarket to Sanctuary 
2014-09-01
MIDEGO, Inc. To Welcome Global Health Students from Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo to the next Session ... 
2014-09-01
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