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Rwanda Militia Commander 'Tired Of War'  2014-09-21
The commander of one of the Rwandan militia hiding out in the eastern Congolese mountains has told Sky News his men will not disarm without guarantees for their safety.
Congo's Kabila promotes general accused of selling arms to rebels  2014-09-20
KINSHASA (Reuters) - President Joseph Kabila has named to a top army post a general accused by U.N. experts of selling weapons to rebel groups responsible for massacring civilians in Democratic Republic of Congo’s violence-plagued east. Kabila appointed General Gabriel Amisi to the first of three newly-created national zones of defence, comprising the capital Kinshasa and western provinces. ...
Peace One Day With Akon Charity Broadcast on FilmOn Network's ETV.com  2014-09-19
Hip Hop megastar Akon will headline the historic Peace One Day concert at the international airport at Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo on September 21 and people will be able to watch worldwide via ...
Margaret Butler puts girls on track to succeed  2014-09-19
Komera supports education for girls in Rwanda, where few can afford secondary school.
Rwanda receives 460 mln euros from EU for energy, agriculture  2014-09-19
KIGALI (Reuters) - Rwanda has received 460 million euros ($592.20 million) from the European Union to improve power generation and agriculture, in a country that heavily relies on donors to fund its development and annual budget. The central African state's economy has suffered from cuts in budgetary support by donors after United Nations monitors accused it in 2012 of backing rebels in the ...
Gruesome bound and bagged body mystery on Burundi-Rwanda lake  2014-09-19
Lake Rweru (Burundi) (AFP) - Fishermen say the corpses started coming some two months ago: rotting bodies with bound limbs or stuffed in sacks, floating on the glittering waters of Lake Rweru on the border between Burundi and Rwanda.
Gruesome bound and bagged body mystery on Burundi-Rwanda lake  2014-09-19
Lake Rweru (Burundi) (AFP) - Fishermen say the corpses started coming some two months ago: rotting bodies with bound limbs or stuffed in sacks, floating on the glittering waters of Lake Rweru on the border between Burundi and Rwanda.
Congolese government clashes with bishops over third-term debate  2014-09-18
By Aaron Ross KINSHASA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo's government accused Catholic bishops of pandering to foreign influence on Thursday after they issued an open letter opposing a possible constitutional revision to let President Joseph Kabila seek a third term. The letter, issued on Sunday by the National Episcopal Conference of Congo during a visit to the Vatican, said the current ...
Birori hit with two-year suspension  2014-09-18
Rwanda international Dady Birori is banned for two years by Caf for playing under different passports, names and ages.
'Much to be done' for DR Congo to meet peace deal  2014-09-17
Kinshasa (AFP) - The Democratic Republic of Congo still has a long way to go to meet its pledges under a peace deal agreed last year, 10 Congolese NGOs said on Wednesday.
Rwanda's senate president resigns  2014-09-17
Kigali (AFP) - The president of Rwanda's upper house resigned Wednesday citing personal reasons, but following a petition from colleagues to discuss how he ran the Senate, reports said.
Rwanda Hires UK Firm To Roll-Out Solar Energy, Reports KT Press  2014-09-17
KIGALI, Rwanda, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rwanda has contracted Ignite Power Ltd, a British company, to provide solar powered electricity to Rwandan households. The company will start with a pilot of 1,000 households in four of Rwanda's 30 districts, including Kamonyi and Gisagara. Francis Gatare, Rwanda Development Board (RDB)'s Chief Executive Officer, said if the pilot yields positive ...
Congo opposition pledges more protests after govt crackdown  2014-09-14
By Aaron Ross KINSHASA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo's opposition pledged to escalate its campaign against a possible third term for President Joseph Kabila after police dispersed a protest march with teargas in the capital Kinshasa on Saturday.     Anti-government protests were suppressed in at least three other towns, the opposition said. In Butembo, in the eastern province of North ...
Congo Opposition Leader Sentenced to Jail for Insulting Kabila  2014-09-12
A Democratic Republic of Congo court sentenced an opposition leader to a year in prison for insulting President Joseph Kabila, a government spokesman said.
Democratic Republic of Congo Opposition Leader Jailed: Lawyer  2014-09-12
A senior opposition lawmaker in the Democratic Republic of Congo was sentenced on Thursday to one year in prison for insulting the country's president and government, one of his lawyers said.





News from Africa
Rwanda Militia Commander 'Tired Of War' 
2014-09-21
Congo's Kabila promotes general accused of selling arms to rebels 
2014-09-20
Peace One Day With Akon Charity Broadcast on FilmOn Network's ETV.com 
2014-09-19
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