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WorldViews: Rwanda backs down on Ebola screening for incoming Americans and Spaniards  2014-10-23
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Rwanda ends Ebola checks on travellers from US, Spain  2014-10-23
Rwanda lifted Thursday Ebola travel restrictions on travellers who had been in the United States and Spain after the president publicly told the health minister it was not necessary. Health Minister Agnes Binagwaho had this week ordered all travellers who had been in the United States and Spain within the past three weeks to send updates to her ministry each day they are in Rwanda.
Congo-Kinshasa: UN Mission Comes Under Attack, Steps Up Security  2014-10-23
[UN News]The United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, known as MONUSCO, has stepped up its security following several attacks on its bases in North Kivu, including one this morning, when a large number of youths converged on the premises, and another yesterday which required the evacuation of 12 staff members.
Rwanda cancels Ebola screenings for US, Spain  2014-10-23
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Rwanda's minister of health is reversing a decision she made to require visitors who had been in the U.S. or Spain during the previous 22 days to report their medical condition to Rwandan authorities daily.
Randgold CEO warns against tax hike in new Congo mining code  2014-10-23
By Aaron Ross KINSHASA (Reuters) - The Democratic Republic of Congo’s focus on maximising short-term tax revenues risks squandering long-term mining prospects, the chief executive of one of its largest mining investors warned on Wednesday. Speaking at a mining conference in Kinshasa, Mark Bristow, the CEO of gold miner Randgold Resources Ltd, criticised Congo's Prime Minister Augustin Matata ...
Rwanda Cancels Ebola Screening for Travelers From U.S., Spain  2014-10-23
Rwanda reversed a decision to screen travelers from the U.S. and Spain, a day after announcing the measure as part of its efforts to prevent the spread of Ebola in the country.
Burundi's Senate Passes Bill On Status Of Languages  2014-10-23
BUJUMBURA, Oct. 22 (Xinhua) -- The Burundian Parliament Upper Chamber (the senate) on Wednesday unanimously passed a bill on the status of languages and requested Chinese language to be formally taught in Burundian schools.
Burundi To Send Medical Staff To Fight Ebola In West Africa  2014-10-23
BUJUMBURA, Oct. 22 (Xinhua) -- Burundi is to send a team of medical staff that will help control the Ebola virus in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea where the deadly virus has killed more than 4,000 victims since the beginning of this year, the country's health minister said Wednesday.
DR Congo: UN Mission comes under attack, steps up security  2014-10-22
The United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, known as MONUSCO, has stepped up its security following several attacks on its bases in North Kivu, including one this morning, when a large number of youths converged on the premises, and another yesterday which required the evacuation of 12 staff members.
DR Congo doctor wins Sakharov prize  2014-10-22
A doctor from the Democratic Republic of Congo has won Europe’s top human rights prize for helping thousands of gang rape victims in the country. Denis Mukwege was announced the winner of the Sakharov prize by the European Parliament in Strasbourg. The 59-year-old gynaecologist told the BBC the prize would make rape survivors in DR...  [Read More...]
Rwanda Government Chief Unveils Economic Turnaround 20 Years After Devastating Genocide  2014-10-22
Rwanda has made significant progress in turning around the economy since the 1994 genocide and civil war.
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 ...





News from Africa
WorldViews: Rwanda backs down on Ebola screening for incoming Americans and Spaniards 
2014-10-23
Rwanda ends Ebola checks on travellers from US, Spain 
2014-10-23
Congo-Kinshasa: UN Mission Comes Under Attack, Steps Up Security 
2014-10-23
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