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Gunmen attack Belgian head of African gorilla reserve  2014-04-16
Goma (DR Congo) (AFP) - Unidentified armed men on Tuesday critically wounded the Belgian head of Africa's oldest wildlife reserve, the Virunga National Park in Democratic Republic of Congo, officials said. The victim, Emmanuel de Merode, "was shot in the chest," North Kivu provincial governor Julien Paluku told AFP, following the attack 30 kilometres (20 miles) north of the capital Goma. Belgian ...
Rwanda criticised over media harassment after hostile tweets exposed  2014-04-16
Press freedom group condemns government after US journalist who linked Twitter bullying to president's office is deported Rwanda has been accused of "unacceptable acts of harassment and intimidation" against the media after a hostile pro-government Twitter account using a fake name was traced to the president's office . Paul Kagame's government last week deported Steve Terrill, a US freelance ...
Congolese gunmen wound Belgian head of Africa's oldest park  2014-04-16
The director of Democratic Republic of Congo's Virunga Park - Africa's oldest national park - survived an attack by unidentified gunmen while driving through the country's volatile eastern borderlands on Tuesday, a colleague said. Emmanuel de Merode, one of Africa's leading conservationists, was shot four times on the road linking the park's headquarters in Rumangabo to Goma, the capital of ...
U.N. seeks to locate followers of slain Congo warlord  2014-04-15
By Peter Jones KINSHASA (Reuters) - The U.N. mission in Democratic Republic of Congo is seeking to locate a group of militia fighters who surrendered to the Congolese army, after their leader was killed in custody. Militia leader Paul Sadala, also known as "Morgan", died on Monday in disputed circumstances two days after surrendering with around 40 of his followers whom the U.N. mission now ...
In handcuffs, Rwanda musician admits to crimes  2014-04-15
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — A day after his arrest, a prominent Rwandan singer said at a police news conference Tuesday that he has been in touch with outlawed rebel groups.
Congo militia chief "Morgan" killed in army firefight - gov't  2014-04-15
By Peter Jones KINSHASA (Reuters) - A militia leader accused of kidnap, rape and cannibalism in Democratic Republic of Congo was killed on Monday alongside four other people during a firefight as he sought to escape his army captors, the government said. Paul Sadala, a poacher-turned-militia leader known as "Morgan" who operated in Congo's Orientale province, surrendered on Saturday with around ...
Congo Militia Chief 'Morgan' Killed in Army Firefight  2014-04-14
A militia leader accused of kidnap, rape and cannibalism in Democratic Republic of Congo was killed on Monday alongside four other people during a firefight as he sought to escape his army captors, the government said. Paul Sadala, a poacher-turned-militia leader known as “Morgan” who operated in Congo's Orientale province, surrendered on Saturday with around 40 of his followers. He was being ...
Congo militia leader killed in army gunfight  2014-04-14
A militia leader accused of kidnap, rape and cannibalism in Democratic Republic of Congo was killed alongside four other people during a firefight as he sought to escape his army captors.
From a forgotten photo archive, Rwanda's orphans reclaim their history  2014-04-14
Packed in hundreds of green manila folders were handwritten files documenting the experiences of thousands of children whose parents died in Rwanda's 1994 genocide, when Hutu extremists slaughtered over 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus in 100 days. Save the Children tracing teams created the files to help them to unite children with surviving relatives and, in the years after the genocide ...
Congo militia chief 'Morgan' killed in army firefight: government  2014-04-14
By Peter Jones KINSHASA (Reuters) - A militia leader accused of kidnap, rape and cannibalism in Democratic Republic of Congo was killed on Monday alongside four other people during a firefight as he sought to escape his army captors, the government said. Paul Sadala, a poacher-turned-militia leader known as "Morgan" who operated in Congo's Orientale province, surrendered on Saturday with around ...
Rwanda arrests three for 'offences against state security'  2014-04-14
Police in Rwanda said Monday they had arrested three people on charges of threatening state security, among them a radio journalist and a famous peace activist musician. In a statement police said the three are accused of connections with the Rwanda National Congress (RNC), an opposition party in exile. They are also accused of "working for some time in collaboration with the FDLR", Rwandan Hutu ...
Congo militia leader 'Morgan' surrenders: government  2014-04-14
By Peter Jones KINSHASA (Reuters) - A militia leader accused of kidnap, rape and cannibalism has surrendered alongside around 40 of his followers in Democratic Republic of Congo, the government said on Monday. Paul Sadala, a poacher-turned-militia leader known as "Morgan" operating in Congo's Orientale province, has repeatedly attacked populations in the Okapi Fauna Reserve, a World Heritage ...
Musician, journalist arrested in Rwanda and accused of working with opposition groups  2014-04-14
KIGALI, Rwanda - Police in Rwanda said Monday they have arrested a journalist and a musician for alleged links to opposition groups. Kizito Mihigo, a genocide survivor and prominent singer and composer of music on the genocide, and Cassien Ntamuhanga, who until recently was the director of a Christian radio station, were among three people arrested. The three are accused of working for an ...
Musician, journalist arrested in Rwanda  2014-04-14
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Police in Rwanda said Monday they have arrested a journalist and a musician for alleged links to opposition groups.
Rwanda wasn't what I thought it would be  2014-04-13
When I first arrived in Rwanda's capital in 2012, I deliberately did not visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I did not want that experience to influence how I approached the country and its people.





News from Africa
Gunmen attack Belgian head of African gorilla reserve 
2014-04-16
Rwanda criticised over media harassment after hostile tweets exposed 
2014-04-16
Congolese gunmen wound Belgian head of Africa's oldest park 
2014-04-16
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