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Prominent Burundi dissident escapes from prison: police  2015-03-02
A former head of Burundi's ruling party and leading dissident has escaped from prison where he was serving a 13 year sentence for plotting against state security, police in the central African nation said Monday. Hussein Radjabu, a leading opponent of President Pierre Nkurunziza and who has been in jail since 2007, "escaped last night between 9 pm and midnight along with two others," police ...
Seven Rwandan Hutu rebels killed in DR Congo fighting  2015-03-01
Seven Rwandan rebels have been killed and at least 20 captured in the Democratic Republic of Congo in a government offensive that has widened to include swathes of the country's southeast, authorities said Sunday. "Since the start of the operation four FDLR (Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda) have been killed in North Kivu and three in South Kivu," said government spokesman Lambert ...
BBC rejects Rwanda criticism over genocide documentary  2015-03-01
The BBC on Sunday strongly rejected findings by Rwandan investigators that it had broken the country's law on genocide denial with a documentary on the 1994 massacres screened last year in Britain. The British broadcaster said it was "extremely disappointed" by the conclusions of a probe led by former Rwandan top prosecutor Martin Ngoga, and said it stood by its journalism. "Rwanda, The Untold ...
Rwanda attacks BBC over genocide documentary  2015-03-01
Rwandan investigators have urged the government to take action against the BBC and ban its radio programs over a controversial documentary questioning official versions of the 1994 genocide.
Rwanda urged to take action against over BBC genocide documentary  2015-03-01
KIGALI - Rwandan investigators on Saturday urged the government to take action against the BBC and ban its radio programmes from the country's airwaves over a controversial documentary questioning official versions of the 1994 genocide. The probe led by the country's former top prosecutor Martin Ngoga found the British broadcaster broke Rwandan law on genocide denial in its report on the ...
Rwanda urged to take action against BBC over genocide documentary  2015-03-01
Rwandan investigators on Saturday urged the government to take action against the BBC and ban its radio programmes from the country's airwaves over a controversial documentary questioning official versions of the 1994 genocide. The probe led by the country's former top prosecutor Martin Ngoga found the British broadcaster broke Rwandan law on genocide denial in its report on the massacres that ...
Burundi's government calls anti-opposition rally 'for peace'  2015-02-28
Thousands of Burundians took part in a government-backed rally "for peace" Saturday, where speakers took aim at the opposition, civil groups and the media, accusing them of leading the country towards war. The demonstration in the capital Bujumbura was mirrored at rallies organised by the authorities in other towns, underlining the growing tension in Burundi ahead of a presidential election in ...
Rwanda urged to take BBC to court  2015-02-28
An inquiry in Rwanda urges the government to initiate criminal and civil proceedings against the BBC for a documentary about the 1994 genocide.
Congo army drives rebels from eastern hills in fierce fighting  2015-02-28
By Kenny Katombe KIRUMBA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Congolese government forces ousted rebels from hills in heavy fighting in North Kivu province on Friday, an army spokesman said, cranking up a campaign to crush an insurgency at the heart of two decades of conflict. The rebel ranks contain remnants of fighters involved in neighbouring Rwanda's genocide in 1994. By 1400 GMT, the ...
Rwandan singer jailed for plot to kill president  2015-02-28
A popular singer in Rwanda known for his renditions of the national anthem was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Friday after being found guilty of plotting to kill Rwandan President Paul Kagame and other senior officials. The prosecution said the accused had worked with the South Africa-based opposition group, the Rwanda National Congress. Singer Kizito Mihigo was ordered jailed for 10 years ...
DR Congo army launches new offensive against Rwandan rebels  2015-02-27
The Democratic Republic of Congo army has launched a fresh offensive against Rwandan Hutu rebels in the east of the country, an army officer participating in the operations said on Friday. "We have been ordered to hunt down the FDLR (Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda) and we recovered some positions," an army based in the eastern Virunga National Park told AFP. Military operations ...
Rwanda singer planned to kill Kagame  2015-02-27
A popular Rwandan singer is jailed for 10 years after being convicted of planning to kill President Kagame and inciting hatred against the government.
Life sentence for Rwanda's genocide-era justice minister upheld  2015-02-27
By Clement Uwiringiyimana NAIROBI (Reuters) - Rwanda's high court on Friday upheld the life sentence of the s genocide-era justice minister, who was convicted six years ago for her role in the 1994 slaughter that killed 800,000 people. Agnes Ntamabyariro is the only senior official in the former government to have been brought to justice in Rwanda. Others were tried by the International Criminal ...
Thousands of Central African refugees face hunger in DR Congo: MSF  2015-02-27
Thousands of Central African Republic (CAR) refugees are threatened by malnutrition in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo where they have sought refuge, a medical charity said Thursday. CAR is struggling to recover from the coup that ousted president Francois Bozize in March 2013 and triggered a wave of deadly sectarian violence between the country's Christian and Muslim populations. "The ...
Burundi inflation slows to 3.5 pct y/y in January  2015-02-26
Burundi's inflation eased to 3.5 percent year-on-year from 3.8 percent in December, helped by a fall in costs for furnishings and household equipment, official data showed on Thursday. Price inflation for furnishings and household articles fell to 9.9 percent in the year to January from 10.5 percent in December, Burundi’s Institute of Economic Studies and Statistics (ISTEEBU) said in its report.





News from Africa
Prominent Burundi dissident escapes from prison: police 
2015-03-02
Seven Rwandan Hutu rebels killed in DR Congo fighting 
2015-03-01
BBC rejects Rwanda criticism over genocide documentary 
2015-03-01
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