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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Cameroon: German Shepherds in High Demand in Cameroon

[Deutsche Welle] German Shepherds are in high demand among the rich and security agencies in Cameroon. The medium to large-sized working dogs that are known for their intelligence and versatility originate in Germany.
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Cameroon: German Shepherds in High Demand in Cameroon

[Deutsche Welle] German Shepherds are in high demand among the rich and security agencies in Cameroon. The medium to large-sized working dogs that are known for their intelligence and versatility originate in Germany.

Africa: Karate Champ Takes On New Foe in France, DR Congo Sexual Violence

[VOA] Women's marches last weekend in cities around the world show just how much attention the #MeToo movement has drawn to the issue of sexual violence. But experts say there is a long way to go. An EU report says one in 20 women in Europe has been raped, an
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Africa: Karate Champ Takes On New Foe in France, DR Congo Sexual Violence

[VOA] Women's marches last weekend in cities around the world show just how much attention the #MeToo movement has drawn to the issue of sexual violence. But experts say there is a long way to go. An EU report says one in 20 women in Europe has been raped, and many still do not report sexual assaults.

Cameroon: Jailed Opposition Leader Kamto Begins Hunger Strike

[VOA] Cameroon's arrested opposition leader Maurice Kamto and 29 of his imprisoned supporters started a hunger strike a day after being told they will face eight charges amounting to treason. If found guilty, they could face the death penalty.
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Cameroon: Jailed Opposition Leader Kamto Begins Hunger Strike

[VOA] Cameroon's arrested opposition leader Maurice Kamto and 29 of his imprisoned supporters started a hunger strike a day after being told they will face eight charges amounting to treason. If found guilty, they could face the death penalty.

Somalia: AU Mission in Somalia to Be Reduced By 1,000

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) is set to be reduced by 1,000 soldiers this month in line with the United Nation Security Council resolution.
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Somalia: AU Mission in Somalia to Be Reduced By 1,000

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) is set to be reduced by 1,000 soldiers this month in line with the United Nation Security Council resolution.

Congo-Kinshasa: WHO Reports Progress in Controlling Ebola in DR Congo

[VOA] Six months after the outbreak of Ebola was declared in the Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu province, the World Health Organization is expressing cautious optimism that it is making headway in controlling the spread of the deadly virus.
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Congo-Kinshasa: WHO Reports Progress in Controlling Ebola in DR Congo

[VOA] Six months after the outbreak of Ebola was declared in the Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu province, the World Health Organization is expressing cautious optimism that it is making headway in controlling the spread of the deadly virus.

Burundi/Nigeria: Afcon U-20 - Nigeria Fly Over Burundi

[Daily Trust] The Flying Eagles of Nigeria began their quest for the 8th African crown with a 2-0 victory over Burundi at the ongoing Under-20 Nations Cup in Niger Republic.
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Burundi/Nigeria: Afcon U-20 - Nigeria Fly Over Burundi

[Daily Trust] The Flying Eagles of Nigeria began their quest for the 8th African crown with a 2-0 victory over Burundi at the ongoing Under-20 Nations Cup in Niger Republic.

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