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Rwanda: Nurses, Midwives Accused of Using Forged Licenses

[New Times] The medical advice one gets from some health centres and hospitals could be unreliable after it emerged that some nurses and midwives use forged documents.
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Rwanda: Nurses, Midwives Accused of Using Forged Licenses

[New Times] The medical advice one gets from some health centres and hospitals could be unreliable after it emerged that some nurses and midwives use forged documents.

Cameroon: 170 Kidnapped Students Freed - Anonymous Source

[New Times] A local official who requested anonymity said more than 50 other people that had been abducted alongside the students were released.
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Cameroon: 170 Kidnapped Students Freed - Anonymous Source

[New Times] A local official who requested anonymity said more than 50 other people that had been abducted alongside the students were released.

Angola: An Anguished Cry for Justice in Angola

[Maka] The family of a man tortured to death by Angolan police have petitioned President João Lourenço for justice. As reported by Maka Angola, João Alfredo Dala was beaten and mutilated during a 15-hour police interrogation as part of an investigation int
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Angola: An Anguished Cry for Justice in Angola

[Maka] The family of a man tortured to death by Angolan police have petitioned President João Lourenço for justice. As reported by Maka Angola, João Alfredo Dala was beaten and mutilated during a 15-hour police interrogation as part of an investigation into the alleged kidnapping of an elderly pastor of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Angola.

Central African Republic: Unicef Outlines Key Actions So Peace Deal Can Make Real Difference for Children

[UN News] Hailing the recent peace agreement signed by 15 warring parties in the Central African Republic (CAR), the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) stressed on Monday that «now is the time for action» and outlined concrete steps that armed groups, ju
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Central African Republic: Unicef Outlines Key Actions So Peace Deal Can Make Real Difference for Children

[UN News] Hailing the recent peace agreement signed by 15 warring parties in the Central African Republic (CAR), the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) stressed on Monday that «now is the time for action» and outlined concrete steps that armed groups, judicial authorities and the Government can take so the future of millions of children can be safeguarded.

Rwanda: Firms Should Be Given More Time to Phase Out Single Use Plastics - MPs

[New Times] Members of Parliament yesterday approved the basis of the law banning single use plastics albeit with some concerns.
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Rwanda: Firms Should Be Given More Time to Phase Out Single Use Plastics - MPs

[New Times] Members of Parliament yesterday approved the basis of the law banning single use plastics albeit with some concerns.

Congo-Kinshasa: Breaking Down Community Resistance in Ebola-Affected Regions

[VOA] A unique project is making strides in breaking down community resistance toward international efforts to contain the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescen
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Congo-Kinshasa: Breaking Down Community Resistance in Ebola-Affected Regions

[VOA] A unique project is making strides in breaking down community resistance toward international efforts to contain the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has teamed up with the U.S.-based Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to collect, analyze and implement new strategies in «real time» to tackle the major concerns of people faced with this dreaded disease.

Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola - I Was So Afraid to Die and Be Put in a Body Bag, Just Like My Parents Were

[UNFPA] Beni -When Jémima Masika, 26, lost her parents to the deadly Ebola virus in August last year, she thought the disease was a myth. Then her worst nightmare came true: she contracted the disease while taking care of her sick aunt in hospital.
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Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola - I Was So Afraid to Die and Be Put in a Body Bag, Just Like My Parents Were

[UNFPA] Beni -When Jémima Masika, 26, lost her parents to the deadly Ebola virus in August last year, she thought the disease was a myth. Then her worst nightmare came true: she contracted the disease while taking care of her sick aunt in hospital.

Chad: Rebel Incursion Exposes Chad's Weaknesses

[ICG] An early February incursion by the Union of Resistance Forces (UFR) into Chad from Libya was halted by French air strikes, conducted in coordination with the Chadian army. This most severe security threat for several years highlights the weakness of th
AllAfrica News: Central Africa

Chad: Rebel Incursion Exposes Chad's Weaknesses

[ICG] An early February incursion by the Union of Resistance Forces (UFR) into Chad from Libya was halted by French air strikes, conducted in coordination with the Chadian army. This most severe security threat for several years highlights the weakness of the country and President Idriss Déby's rule.

Congo-Kinshasa: Singer Koffi Olomide May Face Jail Term for Rape Accusations

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The controversial rhumba maestro Koffi Olomide is likely to face seven years in jail over sex assault allegation in France.
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Congo-Kinshasa: Singer Koffi Olomide May Face Jail Term for Rape Accusations

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The controversial rhumba maestro Koffi Olomide is likely to face seven years in jail over sex assault allegation in France.

Burundi: Govt to Go Ahead With 2020 Polls

[Citizen] Arusha -Burundi government has said it would go ahead with preparations of next year's general elections as the country's security situation has tremendously improved.
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Burundi: Govt to Go Ahead With 2020 Polls

[Citizen] Arusha -Burundi government has said it would go ahead with preparations of next year's general elections as the country's security situation has tremendously improved.

Congo-Kinshasa: Congolese Singer Koffi Olomide Faces 7-Year Jail Term for Sexual Assault

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The controversial rhumba maestro Koffi Olomide is likely to face seven years in jail over sex assault allegation in France.
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Congo-Kinshasa: Congolese Singer Koffi Olomide Faces 7-Year Jail Term for Sexual Assault

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The controversial rhumba maestro Koffi Olomide is likely to face seven years in jail over sex assault allegation in France.

Cameroon: Biya Turns 86, Critics Say It's Time for Change

[VOA] Cameroon's President Paul Biya Wednesday celebrated his 86th birthday with supporters organizing lavish parties and opponents calling on him to resign.
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Cameroon: Biya Turns 86, Critics Say It's Time for Change

[VOA] Cameroon's President Paul Biya Wednesday celebrated his 86th birthday with supporters organizing lavish parties and opponents calling on him to resign.

Congo-Kinshasa: Post-Election Killings Test New President

[HRW] Kinshasa -The Democratic Republic of Congo's new administration should demonstrate its human rights commitment by impartially investigating and prosecuting the killing of at least 10 people by security forces during post-election demonstrations on Janua
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Congo-Kinshasa: Post-Election Killings Test New President

[HRW] Kinshasa -The Democratic Republic of Congo's new administration should demonstrate its human rights commitment by impartially investigating and prosecuting the killing of at least 10 people by security forces during post-election demonstrations on January 10, 2019. Many of those killed and injured were protesting Félix Tshisekedi's disputed election victory in presidential elections held on December 30, 2018.

Equatorial Guinea: Rights Lawyer Faces Bogus Charges

[HRW] Equatorial Guinea named a French anti-corruption lawyer in an arrest warrant against 16 people, in apparent retaliation for his involvement in a money laundering trial against the president's eldest son, nine human rights and anti-corruption groups sai
AllAfrica News: Central Africa

Equatorial Guinea: Rights Lawyer Faces Bogus Charges

[HRW] Equatorial Guinea named a French anti-corruption lawyer in an arrest warrant against 16 people, in apparent retaliation for his involvement in a money laundering trial against the president's eldest son, nine human rights and anti-corruption groups said today. The warrant accuses the 16 targets of laundering money and helping to finance «terrorism and the proliferation of arms trafficking in Central Africa.»

Cameroon: Opposition Leader's Rebellion Charge Deepens Crisis

[RFI] Cameroon's main opposition leader, Maurice Kamto, has been charged in a military court with rebellion and other offences, his lawyers have said. The former government minister was arrested in Douala on 28 January after his MRC party organised protests c
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Cameroon: Opposition Leader's Rebellion Charge Deepens Crisis

[RFI] Cameroon's main opposition leader, Maurice Kamto, has been charged in a military court with rebellion and other offences, his lawyers have said. The former government minister was arrested in Douala on 28 January after his MRC party organised protests contesting last October's election result. France says it is «worried» by the charges.

Congo-Kinshasa: Hundred Children Die Measles Outbreak

[East African] More than a hundred children in Democratic Republic of Congo have died of measles since the start of the year, an outbreak that has added to deadly epidemics of cholera and Ebola, the UN said on Wednesday.
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Congo-Kinshasa: Hundred Children Die Measles Outbreak

[East African] More than a hundred children in Democratic Republic of Congo have died of measles since the start of the year, an outbreak that has added to deadly epidemics of cholera and Ebola, the UN said on Wednesday.

Congo-Kinshasa: Degrees of Success With Ebola as Trial Treatment Begins

[allAfrica] Johannesburg -Doctors Without Borders in collaboration with the Democratic Republic of Congo Ministry of Health, has started enrolling patients in a randomised controlled trial (RCT) of four potential Ebola-treatments in Katwa and Butembo in Nort
AllAfrica News: Central Africa

Congo-Kinshasa: Degrees of Success With Ebola as Trial Treatment Begins

[allAfrica] Johannesburg -Doctors Without Borders in collaboration with the Democratic Republic of Congo Ministry of Health, has started enrolling patients in a randomised controlled trial (RCT) of four potential Ebola-treatments in Katwa and Butembo in North Kivu. The treatments used in this randomized control trial are: Remdesivir, mAb114, REGN-EB3 and ZMapp.

Africa: DR Congo's Neighbors Still On Alert For Ebola Virus

[Deutsche Welle] Vaccination campaigns have started in the countries neighboring the DRC, while the Ebola virus continues to spread in the North-eastern regions.
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Africa: DR Congo's Neighbors Still On Alert For Ebola Virus

[Deutsche Welle] Vaccination campaigns have started in the countries neighboring the DRC, while the Ebola virus continues to spread in the North-eastern regions.

Gabon: Does Regime Security Come Ahead of Real Reform in Gabon?

[ISS] Since Gabon's coup attempt on 7 January, President Ali Bongo Ondimba has been making changes to restore confidence in his government. Bongo, who was recovering from a stroke in Morocco at the time of the attempted coup, named a new cabinet under Prime M
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Gabon: Does Regime Security Come Ahead of Real Reform in Gabon?

[ISS] Since Gabon's coup attempt on 7 January, President Ali Bongo Ondimba has been making changes to restore confidence in his government. Bongo, who was recovering from a stroke in Morocco at the time of the attempted coup, named a new cabinet under Prime Minister Julien Nkoghe Bekale.

Angola: As Angola Decriminalizes Homosexuality, Where Does the African Continent Stand?

[Deutsche Welle] Angola has done away with criminalizing homosexuality, removing a notorious «vices against nature» provision in its penal code. Other African nations still punish people for same-sex relationships.
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Angola: As Angola Decriminalizes Homosexuality, Where Does the African Continent Stand?

[Deutsche Welle] Angola has done away with criminalizing homosexuality, removing a notorious «vices against nature» provision in its penal code. Other African nations still punish people for same-sex relationships.

Cameroon: Nearly 70 Killed as Separatists Stop Youth Week Activities

[VOA] Renewed fighting has killed 69 people in English-speaking regions of Cameroon, where armed separatists have ordered people to stay inside their homes as the country prepares to celebrate its national youth day.
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Cameroon: Nearly 70 Killed as Separatists Stop Youth Week Activities

[VOA] Renewed fighting has killed 69 people in English-speaking regions of Cameroon, where armed separatists have ordered people to stay inside their homes as the country prepares to celebrate its national youth day.

Chad: French Airstrikes Affirm Support for President Déby

[VOA] When French fighter jets bombarded 40 pickup trucks of suspected insurgents last week in Chad, the former colonial power signaled an unprecedented willingness to engage openly in joint military operations in Northern Africa.
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Chad: French Airstrikes Affirm Support for President Déby

[VOA] When French fighter jets bombarded 40 pickup trucks of suspected insurgents last week in Chad, the former colonial power signaled an unprecedented willingness to engage openly in joint military operations in Northern Africa.

Congo-Kinshasa: Why Ebola Vaccine On Trial in the DRC Is Raising Hopes

[The Conversation Africa] The World Health Organisation (WHO) has emphasised that an experimental vaccine is playing a major role in controlling the spread of Ebola in the ongoing outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Without the vaccine, the ou
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Congo-Kinshasa: Why Ebola Vaccine On Trial in the DRC Is Raising Hopes

[The Conversation Africa] The World Health Organisation (WHO) has emphasised that an experimental vaccine is playing a major role in controlling the spread of Ebola in the ongoing outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Without the vaccine, the outbreak has the potential to spiral out of control, considering the country's social and political landscape as well as the sheer ability of the virus to spread.

Angola: Angola Gets Agricultural Material Plant Soon

[ANGOP] Lubango -The country will soon have a factory for production of agricultural materials, with stress to machetes, plows and hoes, said Thursday the minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Marcos Nhunga.
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Angola: Angola Gets Agricultural Material Plant Soon

[ANGOP] Lubango -The country will soon have a factory for production of agricultural materials, with stress to machetes, plows and hoes, said Thursday the minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Marcos Nhunga.

Angola: Angolan President Gets Message From Zimbabwean Counterpart

[ANGOP] Luanda -Angolan head of State João Lourenço Friday in Luanda received a message from his Zimbabwean counterpart, Emmerson Mnangagwa.
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Angola: Angolan President Gets Message From Zimbabwean Counterpart

[ANGOP] Luanda -Angolan head of State João Lourenço Friday in Luanda received a message from his Zimbabwean counterpart, Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Angola: Main Opposition Party Defends Nationwide Debate Over Education

[ANGOP] Luanda -Angola's largest opposition party, UNITA, defended on Thursday a nationwide debate over education in the country, with a view to defining structuring priorities in the sector and secure the sustainable development of the nation.
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Angola: Main Opposition Party Defends Nationwide Debate Over Education

[ANGOP] Luanda -Angola's largest opposition party, UNITA, defended on Thursday a nationwide debate over education in the country, with a view to defining structuring priorities in the sector and secure the sustainable development of the nation.

Cameroon: U.S. Cuts Aid Over Human Rights Concerns

[Deutsche Welle] Videos have been circulating for some time showing men, women and children being shot by Cameroonian security forces. Now Cameroon's most important ally is taking a drastic step to force the Biya government to end this.
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Cameroon: U.S. Cuts Aid Over Human Rights Concerns

[Deutsche Welle] Videos have been circulating for some time showing men, women and children being shot by Cameroonian security forces. Now Cameroon's most important ally is taking a drastic step to force the Biya government to end this.

Rwanda: Kagame to Army High Command - Keep Being Exemplary to the Nation

[New Times] President Paul Kagame has called on the Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) to keep working tirelessly and continue serving as an example to Rwandan institutions and citizens.
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Rwanda: Kagame to Army High Command - Keep Being Exemplary to the Nation

[New Times] President Paul Kagame has called on the Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) to keep working tirelessly and continue serving as an example to Rwandan institutions and citizens.

Africa: How Russia Is Growing Its Strategic Influence in Africa

[The Conversation Africa] Much has been made about China's role and profile in Africa and the factors underlying its activities on the continent. Less debated is the spread and depth of Russia's contemporary presence and profile in Africa.
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Africa: How Russia Is Growing Its Strategic Influence in Africa

[The Conversation Africa] Much has been made about China's role and profile in Africa and the factors underlying its activities on the continent. Less debated is the spread and depth of Russia's contemporary presence and profile in Africa.

Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola Should Be Declared International Health Emergency, Says Expert Group

[O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law.] An international group of public health and legal experts say the time has come for the World Health Organization to convene the Emergency Committee once again, and for the WHO Director-General Tedros Ad
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Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola Should Be Declared International Health Emergency, Says Expert Group

[O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law.] An international group of public health and legal experts say the time has come for the World Health Organization to convene the Emergency Committee once again, and for the WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to consider declaring the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo a «Public Health Emergency of International Concern» (PHEIC).

Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola Should Be Declared Public Health Emergency - Says Expert Group

[O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law.] An international group of public health and legal experts say the time has come for the World Health Organization to convene the Emergency Committee once again, and for the WHO Director-General Tedros Ad
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Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola Should Be Declared Public Health Emergency - Says Expert Group

[O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law.] An international group of public health and legal experts say the time has come for the World Health Organization to convene the Emergency Committee once again, and for the WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to consider declaring the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo a «Public Health Emergency of International Concern» (PHEIC).

Congo-Kinshasa: Expert Group Says Ebola Should Be Declared Public Health Emergency

[O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law.] An international group of public health and legal experts say the time has come for the World Health Organization to convene the Emergency Committee once again, and for the WHO Director-General Tedros Ad
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Congo-Kinshasa: Expert Group Says Ebola Should Be Declared Public Health Emergency

[O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law.] An international group of public health and legal experts say the time has come for the World Health Organization to convene the Emergency Committee once again, and for the WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to consider declaring the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo a «Public Health Emergency of International Concern» (PHEIC).

Africa: New Hope for the Central African Republic

[Deutsche Welle] A prime minister from the ranks of the rebels and no general amnesty -- these are the cornerstones of the peace treaty that has been initialed by the government of the Central African Republic and 14 rebel groups.
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Africa: New Hope for the Central African Republic

[Deutsche Welle] A prime minister from the ranks of the rebels and no general amnesty -- these are the cornerstones of the peace treaty that has been initialed by the government of the Central African Republic and 14 rebel groups.

Rwanda: Kigali City Shortlisted for Global Award

[New Times] Kigali has been nominated among 16 finalists for the first edition of the Wellbeing City Award, an award that recognizes cities placing wellbeing at the center of urban design, planning, and policies.
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Rwanda: Kigali City Shortlisted for Global Award

[New Times] Kigali has been nominated among 16 finalists for the first edition of the Wellbeing City Award, an award that recognizes cities placing wellbeing at the center of urban design, planning, and policies.