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Banro Provides Operations Update  2014-07-23
Banro Corporation wishes to provide a brief overview of progress at its Twangiza and Namoya mines in the Democratic Republic of the Congo .
Rwandan president names new prime minister  2014-07-23
Rwandan President Paul Kagame named the former labour minister Anastase Murekezi as the new prime minister on Wednesday, a presidential statement said. The appointment is expected to bring in a possible cabinet reshuffle, as under Rwanda's constitution, ministers must be chosen -- or reappointed -- by the new prime minister. Murekezi, who has served as the labour minister since 2008, is the ...
Eaglets ready for Sunday’s U-17 challenge in Congo DR  2014-07-23
The Golden Eaglets are in a good frame of mind for the July 27 rescheduled first leg, second round CAN Under-17 championship fixture against Democratic Republic of Congo. The team’s Media Officer, Morankinyo Abodunrin, disclosed this in an interview at the Golden Eaglets camp in Calabar, Cross River State, on Wednesday. This is on the...  [Read More...]
Video: Kasai Allstars’ ‘Yangye, The Evil Leopard’  2014-07-23
Kasai Allstars are from the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and as their name suggests, they’re
How Fashion Brand Kate Spade Is Empowering Women in Rwanda  2014-07-23
These Women Earn About 40 Percent More Than the Average Wage
Monkey Cage: Why jogging or going to church can get you arrested (in Burundi)  2014-07-23
Recent moves by Burundi’s political leaders threaten citizens’ right to assemble, stifle opposition ahead of 2015 election.
Two Global Health Corps Fellows Head to Burundi to Change Lives through Radio  2014-07-23
SHELBURNE, Vt. -- "I can't believe we'll be in Bujumbura on Friday," says Alex Bozzette, a 2014-2015 Global Health Corps fellow being placed with Population Media Center. It was a Tuesday, and ...
PS McLeod to Announce New Funding for Humanitarian Assistance for Children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo  2014-07-23
Ms. Cathy McLeod, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour and for Western Economic Diversification, will host a round table meeting on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH). She will be joined by Ms. Joyce Bateman, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South Centre.
Burundi proposes new taxes as revenues fall short  2014-07-23
By Patrick Nduwimana BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - Burundi's cabinet will propose new duties on some alcoholic drinks and other products, an airport departure tax and other measures to make up for a shortfall in forecast revenues for 2014, according to a draft bill seen on Wednesday. This year's budget had predicted revenues of 633 billion Burundi francs ($411.04 million), but the government now expects ...
Rwanda to Unveil First Utility-Scale Solar PV Power Plant in East Africa, Reports KT Press  2014-07-23
RWAMAGANA, Rwanda, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Government of Rwanda is preparing to commission in early August 2014 the first utility-scale solar PV power plant in East Africa with a production capacity of 8.5 MWp. At present, less than one in five households in Rwanda have access to electricity, and this will increase the country's production capacity by up to 8%. Access to electricity is ...
Rwanda President Tells African Youth To Resist Injustice In All Forms, Reports KT Press  2014-07-23
KIGALI, Rwanda, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rwanda's President Paul Kagame has told African youth that their role in fighting corruption is not to give or receive. He made the remarks during an interactive session July 21 with youth from various African countries who are participating at the two-day Youth Dialogues conference organized by the Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS ...
Congo-Kinshasa: Troops Repel Attack On Kinshasa Military Base  2014-07-23
[VOA]Gunmen attacked a military camp in the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital on Tuesday, but the government says the situation was quickly brought under control.
Congo repels attack on military base in capital  2014-07-23
Gunmen attacked a major military base in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital, Kinshasa, on Tuesday but the government said the situation had been quickly brought under control. The base, known as Camp Tshatshi, was the scene of fighting in December last year when gunmen also attacked state television and an airport in the capital. "Armed men attacked Camp Tshatshi some time between 1400 and ...
Gunfire rings out near military base in Congo's capital: witnesses  2014-07-22
Unidentified gunmen attacked a major military base in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital, Kinshasa, on Tuesday but the government said the situation had been quickly brought under control. The base, known as Camp Tshatshi, was the scene of fighting in December last year when gunmen also attacked state television and an airport in the capital. "Armed men attacked Camp Tshatshi some time ...
Eni Inks Agreement with Republic of Congo to Strengthen Ties  2014-07-21
Eni SpA (E) has inked a cooperation agreement with the Congolese Minister of hydrocarbons in Brazzaville.





News from Africa
Banro Provides Operations Update 
2014-07-23
Rwandan president names new prime minister 
2014-07-23
Eaglets ready for Sunday’s U-17 challenge in Congo DR 
2014-07-23
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