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Rwanda seeks life for army officer accused of attack plots  2014-07-30
Military prosecution lawyers in Rwanda on Wednesday sought a life sentence for an ex-officer accused of plotting attacks on the state, who was extradited from Uganda despite being a refugee. Joel Mutabazi, a former member of the presidential guard protecting Rwandan President Paul Kagame, fled the country in 2011 but was extradited by Ugandan authorities last year, despite criticism from rights ...
Congo-Brazzaville: Congo Brazzaville Deports 140,000 DRC Citizens  2014-07-30
[Cameroon Tribune]The government of Congo Brazzaville is showing no signs of let-up in its efforts to rid the country of foreigners without the right papers. Radio France Internationale, RFI, reported yesterday, July 29, 2014, that a total of 140,000 citizens from neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, have either been expelled or returned home voluntarily in the last three months as a ...
Austin Family Fights To Bring Son Home From DRC  2014-07-30
A Central Texas family is one of more than 800 American families caught in an international adoption struggle in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Smetana's have been fighting to bring home their son, Henry, who is stuck in Limbo after the DRC halted all international adoptions by suspending exit letters, which are necessary documents to take children out of the country. ...
Burundi's opposition 'targeted'  2014-07-29
Burundi's opposition is facing a "relentless campaign of intimidation" from the ruling party ahead of elections next year, Amnesty International says.
Burundi on edge amid rise of violent youth group  2014-07-29
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The group stoking fear among many Burundians includes stick-wielding men who sing patriotic tunes. The youth wing of Burundi's ruling party is also threatening and sometimes killing opposition members with impunity, a human rights watchdog group said Tuesday.
Burundi on edge as violent youth group is accused of murder; the opposition is said to suffer  2014-07-29
The group stoking fear among many Burundians includes stick-wielding men who sing patriotic tunes as they march through villages.
Faced with Tough Labour Market, More Rwandans Rush to University, Reports KT Press  2014-07-29
KIGALI, Rwanda, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Denys Migambiyabagabo, 27, always thought a high school certificate was all he needed to be a high school teacher until a district meeting where he and hundreds of his fellow teachers, in Rwanda's southern Gisagara district, woke up to the news of the Ministry of Education requiring high school teachers to have a university degree. Every Friday ...
Rwanda road racer Adrien Niyonshuti's journey to Commonwealth Games is one of blood, sweat and tears  2014-07-29
Adrien Niyonshuti survived country's 'Hundred Day' genocide and now an optimistic face of the new Rwanda as he prepares for Games debut
Rwanda mountain biker Adrien Niyonshuti's journey to Commonwealth Games is one of blood, sweat and tears  2014-07-29
Adrien Niyonshuti survived country's 'Hundred Day' genocide and now an optimistic face of the new Rwanda as he prepares for Games debut
Burundi: Fears mount amid escalating political violence and government crackdown  2014-07-29
Burundi’s ruling party is perpetrating a relentless campaign of intimidation against government critics and its youth wing is carrying out crimes with impunity ahead of next year’s election. July 28, 2014 Burundi’s ruling party is perpetrating a relentless campaign of intimidation against government critics and its youth wing is carrying out crimes with impunity ahead of next year’s election ...
Burundi party's 'relentless' intimdation ahead of polls: Amnesty  2014-07-29
Burundi's ruling party is carrying out a "relentless campaign of intimidation" against opposition and critics, ahead of presidential elections next year, Amnesty International said Tuesday. "The government's clampdown on free expression and peaceful assembly has serious implications for human rights ahead of next year's elections," said Amnesty researcher Tom Gibson. The small nation in Africa's ...
Rawbank may use Moody’s rating to sell bond  2014-07-29
Rawbank, Democratic Republic of Congo’s biggest lender, said it may use the credit rating it received last week from Moody’s Investor’s Service to sell an international bond. “The conditions seem ripe for Rawbank to consider conducting its first international bond issue, which would be a first for a corporation based in the Democratic Republic of...  [Read More...]
Military Offensives Free DRC Villages  2014-07-29
The military spokesman for the United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) says a joint military offensive with the national army in Walikale and Masisi territories has freed over 20 villages from rebels from the Mai Cheka and the Alliance for the Sovereign and Patriotic Congo (APCLH) groups. Colonel Felix Basse says residents are expressing their appreciation. “This is ...
Philanthropist and Value Investor Larry Jennings Jr. Speaks at the Inaugural Graduation Reception at Carnegie Mellon ...  2014-07-28
KUGALI, Rwanda, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Philanthropist and value investor, Larry Jennings Jr. gave a reflective speech at the Inaugural Graduation Reception at Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda ...
Congo’s President Fires Gecamines CEO to Address ‘Mismanagement’  2014-07-28
Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila fired the chief executive officer of Gecamines, the country’s state-owned of mining company, Prime Minister Augustin Matata Ponyo said.





News from Africa
Rwanda seeks life for army officer accused of attack plots 
2014-07-30
Congo-Brazzaville: Congo Brazzaville Deports 140,000 DRC Citizens 
2014-07-30
Austin Family Fights To Bring Son Home From DRC 
2014-07-30
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