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Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola's Spread to New Area Shows Flawed Response - Aid Workers

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Ebola's spread to a new part of Democratic Republic of Congo is a disturbing sign that health workers are failing to keep track of high-risk people on the move, aid agencies said on Friday.
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Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola's Spread to New Area Shows Flawed Response - Aid Workers

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Ebola's spread to a new part of Democratic Republic of Congo is a disturbing sign that health workers are failing to keep track of high-risk people on the move, aid agencies said on Friday.

Congo-Kinshasa: Mystery Militia Sows Fear - and Confusion - in Congo's Long-Suffering Ituri

[The New Humanitarian] Bunia and Tchomia -The general hospital in Tchomia is not designed for medical emergencies. The shabby, single-storey clinic in the Democratic Republic of Congo's northeastern Ituri province has no X-ray machine, no defibrillator, and b
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Congo-Kinshasa: Mystery Militia Sows Fear - and Confusion - in Congo's Long-Suffering Ituri

[The New Humanitarian] Bunia and Tchomia -The general hospital in Tchomia is not designed for medical emergencies. The shabby, single-storey clinic in the Democratic Republic of Congo's northeastern Ituri province has no X-ray machine, no defibrillator, and barely enough doctors and nurses to get through the day.

Central African Republic: CAR's Peace Deal - Violated and Fragile

[Deutsche Welle] Six months after armed CAR rebels signed a peace deal with the government, some have flagrantly violated it, experts say, as citizens wonder why the warlords even have seats at the top table.
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Central African Republic: CAR's Peace Deal - Violated and Fragile

[Deutsche Welle] Six months after armed CAR rebels signed a peace deal with the government, some have flagrantly violated it, experts say, as citizens wonder why the warlords even have seats at the top table.

Africa: What You Need to Win Afcon Soccer Tourney

[The Conversation Africa] The African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament is the most important sporting event on the continent. It attracts media attention, sponsors and draws significant global viewership. Organised every two years, it is also considered one
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Africa: What You Need to Win Afcon Soccer Tourney

[The Conversation Africa] The African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament is the most important sporting event on the continent. It attracts media attention, sponsors and draws significant global viewership. Organised every two years, it is also considered one of the most difficult to win based on a large qualification pool.

Congo-Kinshasa: WHO and Partners Step Up Preparedness to Ebola Threat in Two Regions

[WHO] The current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo remains precarious, with infection transmissions continuing to occur in communities and health facilities. As of 23 July 2019 a total of 2,612 and 1, 756 deaths have been recorded. Although
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Congo-Kinshasa: WHO and Partners Step Up Preparedness to Ebola Threat in Two Regions

[WHO] The current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo remains precarious, with infection transmissions continuing to occur in communities and health facilities. As of 23 July 2019 a total of 2,612 and 1, 756 deaths have been recorded. Although the number of cases have remained constant its geographical spread to Goma is of concern. As such, the United Republic of Tanzania remains at risk of cross-border transmission of Ebola, because it borders and has significant human traffic with the DRC.

Africa: Terrorism Survivors - Forced to Farm, Fish, Fight, 'They Slaughtered Three of My Friends'

[UN News] To mark next week's International Day of Remembrance of and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism, UN News travelled to Chad and the Far North region of Cameroon in West Africa earlier in the year, to interview people who have personal stories to tel
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Africa: Terrorism Survivors - Forced to Farm, Fish, Fight, 'They Slaughtered Three of My Friends'

[UN News] To mark next week's International Day of Remembrance of and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism, UN News travelled to Chad and the Far North region of Cameroon in West Africa earlier in the year, to interview people who have personal stories to tell about how terrorism has shattered their lives.

Rwanda: Disappearances Require Credible Investigations

[HRW] A journalist and an opposition member from Rwanda are still missing one month after disappearing in separate incidents, Human Rights Watch said today. Their loved ones have not heard from them, and the authorities have revealed nothing about investigati
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Rwanda: Disappearances Require Credible Investigations

[HRW] A journalist and an opposition member from Rwanda are still missing one month after disappearing in separate incidents, Human Rights Watch said today. Their loved ones have not heard from them, and the authorities have revealed nothing about investigations.

Angola: President Writes to Ugandan, Rwanda Counterparts

[ANGOP] Luanda -Angolan President João Lourenço sent two messages to his counterparts of Uganda Yoweri Museveni, and Rwanda Paul Kagame on Tuesday, Angop has learnt.
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Angola: President Writes to Ugandan, Rwanda Counterparts

[ANGOP] Luanda -Angolan President João Lourenço sent two messages to his counterparts of Uganda Yoweri Museveni, and Rwanda Paul Kagame on Tuesday, Angop has learnt.

Angola: Interests Conflicted in Lourenco's Selective Graft War

[CAJ News] Luanda -The conflict of interest furore besetting one of Angola's richest entrepreneurs, serving as a provincial governor, is contrary to the assurance made by the new administration to fight corruption.
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Angola: Interests Conflicted in Lourenco's Selective Graft War

[CAJ News] Luanda -The conflict of interest furore besetting one of Angola's richest entrepreneurs, serving as a provincial governor, is contrary to the assurance made by the new administration to fight corruption.

Burundi: Govt Launches Ebola Vaccination Campaign for Health and Front-Line Workers

[WHO] On 13th August, the Ministry of Public Health and AIDS Control kicked off the vaccination campaign for front-line staff against the Ebola virus disease. The campaign started at the Gatumba entry point at the Border with the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Burundi: Govt Launches Ebola Vaccination Campaign for Health and Front-Line Workers

[WHO] On 13th August, the Ministry of Public Health and AIDS Control kicked off the vaccination campaign for front-line staff against the Ebola virus disease. The campaign started at the Gatumba entry point at the Border with the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Rwanda: Export Earnings Rise By 7.5%

[New Times] Rwanda's exports increased in the first half of this year, driven by non-traditional exports despite a decline in commodity prices on the international market.
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Rwanda: Export Earnings Rise By 7.5%

[New Times] Rwanda's exports increased in the first half of this year, driven by non-traditional exports despite a decline in commodity prices on the international market.

Rwanda: Rayon Sports FC to Unveil New Coach Before Al Hilal Match

[New Times] Rayon Sports FC will unveil a new head coach before the return leg of the Caf Champions League tie against Al Hilal of Sudan, according to Club Spokesperson Jean Paul Nkurunziza.
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Rwanda: Rayon Sports FC to Unveil New Coach Before Al Hilal Match

[New Times] Rayon Sports FC will unveil a new head coach before the return leg of the Caf Champions League tie against Al Hilal of Sudan, according to Club Spokesperson Jean Paul Nkurunziza.

Angola: Parliament Approves Surveillance Cameras Bill

[ANGOP] Luanda -The National Assembly unanimously approved on Tuesday, in general terms, the Surveillance Cameras Bill, whose aim is to safeguard tranquillity and public security.
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Angola: Parliament Approves Surveillance Cameras Bill

[ANGOP] Luanda -The National Assembly unanimously approved on Tuesday, in general terms, the Surveillance Cameras Bill, whose aim is to safeguard tranquillity and public security.

Rwanda: Nine Sue Ugandan Government

[New Times] A group of nine Rwandans have filed a lawsuit against the Ugandan government at the East African Court of Justice (EACJ) seeking compensation for alleged arbitrary arrest, detention and torture by Ugandan security organs.
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Rwanda: Nine Sue Ugandan Government

[New Times] A group of nine Rwandans have filed a lawsuit against the Ugandan government at the East African Court of Justice (EACJ) seeking compensation for alleged arbitrary arrest, detention and torture by Ugandan security organs.

Rwanda: Use of Drones in Malaria Fight to Begin With Gasabo

[New Times] Rwanda will by the end of this month start using drones in spraying mosquito prone areas as it steps up efforts to eliminate malaria.
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Rwanda: Use of Drones in Malaria Fight to Begin With Gasabo

[New Times] Rwanda will by the end of this month start using drones in spraying mosquito prone areas as it steps up efforts to eliminate malaria.

Congo-Brazzaville: Congo May Join Nigeria As Africa's Largest Oil Producers

[Daily Trust] Republic of Congo could produce nearly 1 million barrels of crude per day following a new oil discovery in the country, a company involved told Reuters on Monday.
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Congo-Brazzaville: Congo May Join Nigeria As Africa's Largest Oil Producers

[Daily Trust] Republic of Congo could produce nearly 1 million barrels of crude per day following a new oil discovery in the country, a company involved told Reuters on Monday.

Burundi: YouTube Child Star's Death Spotlights Malaria Epidemic

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -Malaria, spread when female mosquitoes bite humans, kills almost half a million people each year, with 90% of deaths in Africa
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Burundi: YouTube Child Star's Death Spotlights Malaria Epidemic

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -Malaria, spread when female mosquitoes bite humans, kills almost half a million people each year, with 90% of deaths in Africa

Congo-Kinshasa: Tshisekedi Has Taken Over Ebola Response. How He Can Make a Difference

[The Conversation Africa] The most recent Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) rages on. There's been a continued increase in the number of new cases for a year since the outbreak was first declared. This is despite the extensive use o
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Congo-Kinshasa: Tshisekedi Has Taken Over Ebola Response. How He Can Make a Difference

[The Conversation Africa] The most recent Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) rages on. There's been a continued increase in the number of new cases for a year since the outbreak was first declared. This is despite the extensive use of an experimental vaccine, new treatments and more rapid response to the outbreak when compared to the West African outbreak.

Angola: Why Angola Must Foster Entrepreneurship and Diversify Its Economy

[allAfrica] As Angola's new president João Lourenço embarks on reforms aimed at fostering a dynamic local entrepreneurial sector, his success will ultimately be judged by the fortunes of people like Alcino António, a kupapata micro-entrepreneur in the capi
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Angola: Why Angola Must Foster Entrepreneurship and Diversify Its Economy

[allAfrica] As Angola's new president João Lourenço embarks on reforms aimed at fostering a dynamic local entrepreneurial sector, his success will ultimately be judged by the fortunes of people like Alcino António, a kupapata micro-entrepreneur in the capital Luanda.

West Africa: Protect, Support and Empower Girls in Lake Chad Region

[IPS] United Nations -As Lake Chad enters its 10th year of conflict, millions of young girls are being used and manipulated in grotesque ways.
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West Africa: Protect, Support and Empower Girls in Lake Chad Region

[IPS] United Nations -As Lake Chad enters its 10th year of conflict, millions of young girls are being used and manipulated in grotesque ways.

Congo-Kinshasa: General Defao Back to Congo Dr After 18-Year Exile in Nairobi

[Nairobi News] Congolese singer General Defao Matumona has returned to Kinshasa after 18 years of a self-imposed exile in Nairobi.
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Congo-Kinshasa: General Defao Back to Congo Dr After 18-Year Exile in Nairobi

[Nairobi News] Congolese singer General Defao Matumona has returned to Kinshasa after 18 years of a self-imposed exile in Nairobi.

Congo-Kinshasa: Drone Fleet Transports Vaccines to Immunize Children in Remote Health Facilities in the Democratic Republic of Congo

[Village Reach] Ministry of Health, VillageReach, Swoop Aero and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance introduce innovative mode of delivery to ensure communities are reached with  life-saving vaccines.
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Congo-Kinshasa: Drone Fleet Transports Vaccines to Immunize Children in Remote Health Facilities in the Democratic Republic of Congo

[Village Reach] Ministry of Health, VillageReach, Swoop Aero and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance introduce innovative mode of delivery to ensure communities are reached with  life-saving vaccines.

Rwanda: Ebola Fears Slow Crossings at Rwanda-DRC Border

[VOA] Witnesses say fears of the Ebola virus have brought border traffic between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo to a virtual standstill. Long lines and lengthy delays at the border crossings have left many traders frustrated, but officials say he
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Rwanda: Ebola Fears Slow Crossings at Rwanda-DRC Border

[VOA] Witnesses say fears of the Ebola virus have brought border traffic between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo to a virtual standstill. Long lines and lengthy delays at the border crossings have left many traders frustrated, but officials say health checks are necessary to stop the spread of the deadly virus.

Congo-Kinshasa: 5,000 Hit the Streets of Beni, Drcongo to Protest Killings

[RFI] Some five thousand people came out on the streets of Beni, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday to protest six killings in the span of 24 hours, according to local civil society groups.
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Congo-Kinshasa: 5,000 Hit the Streets of Beni, Drcongo to Protest Killings

[RFI] Some five thousand people came out on the streets of Beni, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday to protest six killings in the span of 24 hours, according to local civil society groups.

Angola: Josefa Sacko Amongst 100 Most Influential African Women

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan Josefa Sacko, commissioner for Rural and Agricultural Economy of the African Union (AU) has been included in the inaugural list of 100 most influential African women in 2019, announced the Avance Media.
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Angola: Josefa Sacko Amongst 100 Most Influential African Women

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan Josefa Sacko, commissioner for Rural and Agricultural Economy of the African Union (AU) has been included in the inaugural list of 100 most influential African women in 2019, announced the Avance Media.

Cameroon: Herders Abandoning Cattle Ranches

[VOA] More than a thousand Mbororos, indigenous people in Cameroon, have fled their cattle ranches following repeated attacks and seizure of their herds by separatist forces in the central African nation. The Mbororos say they are being targeted because they
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Cameroon: Herders Abandoning Cattle Ranches

[VOA] More than a thousand Mbororos, indigenous people in Cameroon, have fled their cattle ranches following repeated attacks and seizure of their herds by separatist forces in the central African nation. The Mbororos say they are being targeted because they refuse to join or assist the fighters.

Congo-Brazzaville: Fresh Corruption Allegations Against President's Family

[Deutsche Welle] Global Witness has uncovered evidence linking the president's son, Denis Christel Sassou-Nguesso, to the embezzlement of millions of dollars. The Republic of Congo is no stranger to high profile corruption accusations.
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Congo-Brazzaville: Fresh Corruption Allegations Against President's Family

[Deutsche Welle] Global Witness has uncovered evidence linking the president's son, Denis Christel Sassou-Nguesso, to the embezzlement of millions of dollars. The Republic of Congo is no stranger to high profile corruption accusations.

Uganda: The Uganda Vaccine Trial - How African Researchers Are Tackling Ebola

[The Conversation Africa] In August 2015 Dr Sakoba Keita, who led the Ebola response in Guinea during the largest Ebola outbreak the world has ever seen, declared:
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Uganda: The Uganda Vaccine Trial - How African Researchers Are Tackling Ebola

[The Conversation Africa] In August 2015 Dr Sakoba Keita, who led the Ebola response in Guinea during the largest Ebola outbreak the world has ever seen, declared:

Uganda: Museveni's Confidence Was Shaken By Rwandans, William Pike Reveals in Book

[New Times] William Pike, the former Editor-in-Chief of New Vision, a state-owned Ugandan newspaper, has published a memoir that gives insights into President Yoweri Museveni's deep-rooted loath for Rwanda's leadership.
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Uganda: Museveni's Confidence Was Shaken By Rwandans, William Pike Reveals in Book

[New Times] William Pike, the former Editor-in-Chief of New Vision, a state-owned Ugandan newspaper, has published a memoir that gives insights into President Yoweri Museveni's deep-rooted loath for Rwanda's leadership.

Cameroon: Whereabouts of 100s Unknown After Prison Riot

[VOA] Hundreds of people marched in Cameroon's capital, demanding to know the whereabouts of imprisoned relatives who were moved to unknown locations last week after a riot inside a large Yaounde jail.
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Cameroon: Whereabouts of 100s Unknown After Prison Riot

[VOA] Hundreds of people marched in Cameroon's capital, demanding to know the whereabouts of imprisoned relatives who were moved to unknown locations last week after a riot inside a large Yaounde jail.

Rwanda: Rwanda's Disappearing Opposition

[Deutsche Welle] Disappeared or dead - Rwanda's opposition party Forces Democratiques Unifiées is mysteriously «losing» members. The fate of the government critics is unknown. But who is responsible?
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Rwanda: Rwanda's Disappearing Opposition

[Deutsche Welle] Disappeared or dead - Rwanda's opposition party Forces Democratiques Unifiées is mysteriously «losing» members. The fate of the government critics is unknown. But who is responsible?

Tanzania: Tanzania Signs Deal On New Bridge to Cut Time On Central Corridor

[East African] Tanzania has struck a blow for the Central Corridor transport system, after the country signed a deal with two Chinese groups -- China Civil Engineering Construction and China Railway 15th Bureau -- for the construction of a 3.2km bridge over p
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Tanzania: Tanzania Signs Deal On New Bridge to Cut Time On Central Corridor

[East African] Tanzania has struck a blow for the Central Corridor transport system, after the country signed a deal with two Chinese groups -- China Civil Engineering Construction and China Railway 15th Bureau -- for the construction of a 3.2km bridge over parts of Lake Victoria.

Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola Preparations Tested As Cases Rise in Congo's Main Eastern City

[The New Humanitarian] Goma/the Democratic Republic of Congo -Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo's densely populated eastern city of Goma rose from one to five this week, raising fears of a wider outbreak of the deadly virus that has already cos
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Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola Preparations Tested As Cases Rise in Congo's Main Eastern City

[The New Humanitarian] Goma/the Democratic Republic of Congo -Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo's densely populated eastern city of Goma rose from one to five this week, raising fears of a wider outbreak of the deadly virus that has already cost more than 1,800 lives in the past 12 months.

Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola - Half of Cases Going Undetected

[Deutsche Welle] Congo's new Ebola response coordinator has said half of the cases in the deadly outbreak remain undetected. Health experts fear the disease, which broke out a year ago, could spread into neighboring Rwanda.
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Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola - Half of Cases Going Undetected

[Deutsche Welle] Congo's new Ebola response coordinator has said half of the cases in the deadly outbreak remain undetected. Health experts fear the disease, which broke out a year ago, could spread into neighboring Rwanda.