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Central African Republic: CAR Going Toward Abyss - Norwegian Refugee Council's Egeland

[Deutsche Welle] The Central African Republic is facing «the abyss,» Jan Egeland, head of the Norwegian Refugee Council, told DW's Paul Lorgerie in the country in the heart of Africa as the UN prepares a renewed peacekeeping mandate.
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Central African Republic: CAR Going Toward Abyss - Norwegian Refugee Council's Egeland

[Deutsche Welle] The Central African Republic is facing «the abyss,» Jan Egeland, head of the Norwegian Refugee Council, told DW's Paul Lorgerie in the country in the heart of Africa as the UN prepares a renewed peacekeeping mandate.

Congo-Kinshasa: WHO Braces for Six More Months of Ebola

[Deutsche Welle] Over 200 people have died in the worst outbreak of Ebola on record in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the WHO said, warning that it could be six more months before efforts to contain the spread succeed.
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Congo-Kinshasa: WHO Braces for Six More Months of Ebola

[Deutsche Welle] Over 200 people have died in the worst outbreak of Ebola on record in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the WHO said, warning that it could be six more months before efforts to contain the spread succeed.

Kenya: Free Wi-Fi Service Targets Bus, Matatu Users in Nairobi, Kigali

[Balancing Act] London -Kenya's growing number of data users tread a fine line between using free data and paying for access: they want the digital services that data brings but not the cost of being always connected with apps that are always updating. Russel
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Kenya: Free Wi-Fi Service Targets Bus, Matatu Users in Nairobi, Kigali

[Balancing Act] London -Kenya's growing number of data users tread a fine line between using free data and paying for access: they want the digital services that data brings but not the cost of being always connected with apps that are always updating. Russell Southwood spoke to Erik Hersman, CEO, BRCK about how its Moja service is trying to overcome some of these barriers.

Cameroon: Will Missionary's Death Be a Tipping Point for US Position on Cameroon Crisis?

[Atlantic Council] Washington, DC -Charles Trumann Wesco, an American missionary from Indiana who moved to the Republic of Cameroon with his wife and eight children just two weeks ago, was killed on October 30 after being caught in cross-fire between Cameroon
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Cameroon: Will Missionary's Death Be a Tipping Point for US Position on Cameroon Crisis?

[Atlantic Council] Washington, DC -Charles Trumann Wesco, an American missionary from Indiana who moved to the Republic of Cameroon with his wife and eight children just two weeks ago, was killed on October 30 after being caught in cross-fire between Cameroonian security forces and separatist fighters.

Congo-Kinshasa: Torture of Activists Routine in Congo

[HRW] The military, police, and intelligence services in the Democratic Republic of Congo have routinely tortured political and rights activists, including by gang rape, choking and electric shock, according to an exhaustive new report.
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Congo-Kinshasa: Torture of Activists Routine in Congo

[HRW] The military, police, and intelligence services in the Democratic Republic of Congo have routinely tortured political and rights activists, including by gang rape, choking and electric shock, according to an exhaustive new report.

Africa: Rwanda-Based Mara to Invest $100 Million in South Africa

[The Exchange] Pan -African multi-sector business services company Mara Corporation has set its eyes on the South of Africa, as it looks to invest multimillions in the economy of South Africa. The Rwanda-based firm will introduce affordable, hi-tech smartphon
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Africa: Rwanda-Based Mara to Invest $100 Million in South Africa

[The Exchange] Pan -African multi-sector business services company Mara Corporation has set its eyes on the South of Africa, as it looks to invest multimillions in the economy of South Africa. The Rwanda-based firm will introduce affordable, hi-tech smartphones in the country, expanding its reach and fulfilling the demand of the market. The new project aims at enhancing communication.

Rwanda: Alibaba, Rwanda Launch Electronic Trade Platform

[East African] Alibaba founder Jack Ma signed three agreements with the Rwandan government to create an online platform for exporters to China, as well as facilitate tourism and e-commerce.
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Rwanda: Alibaba, Rwanda Launch Electronic Trade Platform

[East African] Alibaba founder Jack Ma signed three agreements with the Rwandan government to create an online platform for exporters to China, as well as facilitate tourism and e-commerce.

Rwanda: Nyagatare Church Collapse Leaves Two Dead, Over 20 Injured

[New Times] Two worshippers died when a Pentecostal church in Bushoga, Nyagatare District collapsed Wednesday, injuring 23 others.
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Rwanda: Nyagatare Church Collapse Leaves Two Dead, Over 20 Injured

[New Times] Two worshippers died when a Pentecostal church in Bushoga, Nyagatare District collapsed Wednesday, injuring 23 others.

Cameroon: Journalist Moved to 'Dread' New Bell Prison

[East African] Cameroonian authorities have moved Ms Mimi Mefo, the journalist at privately-owned Equinoxe television and radio, to the dread New Bell prison in the commercial capital Douala, her employer confirmed.
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Cameroon: Journalist Moved to 'Dread' New Bell Prison

[East African] Cameroonian authorities have moved Ms Mimi Mefo, the journalist at privately-owned Equinoxe television and radio, to the dread New Bell prison in the commercial capital Douala, her employer confirmed.

Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola Outbreak in Conflict Zone 'Remains Dangerous' - UN Chiefs

[Africa Renewal] While new measures to tackle the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are working, the epidemic remains dangerous and unpredictable, the United Nations said on Thursday.
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Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola Outbreak in Conflict Zone 'Remains Dangerous' - UN Chiefs

[Africa Renewal] While new measures to tackle the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are working, the epidemic remains dangerous and unpredictable, the United Nations said on Thursday.

Cameroon: Biya Needs to Devise a Monumental Shift If The Country is to Turn the Corner

[The Conversation Africa] Cameroon's Constitutional Council has declared Paul Biya the winner of the October 7 presidential election. Even though observers from organisations such as the African Union pointed to severe irregularities, the results were affirme
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Cameroon: Biya Needs to Devise a Monumental Shift If The Country is to Turn the Corner

[The Conversation Africa] Cameroon's Constitutional Council has declared Paul Biya the winner of the October 7 presidential election. Even though observers from organisations such as the African Union pointed to severe irregularities, the results were affirmed - 71% of the votes for Biya and 14% for his main competitor Maurice Kamto.

Cameroon: journalist moved to 'dread' New Bell prison

[East African] Cameroonian authorities have moved Ms Mimi Mefo, the journalist at privately-owned Equinoxe television and radio, to the dread New Bell prison in the commercial capital Douala, her employer confirmed.
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Cameroon: journalist moved to 'dread' New Bell prison

[East African] Cameroonian authorities have moved Ms Mimi Mefo, the journalist at privately-owned Equinoxe television and radio, to the dread New Bell prison in the commercial capital Douala, her employer confirmed.

Rwanda: Number of Primary Six Candidates Up By 12%

[New Times] The number of candidates who will sit the nationalPrimary Leaving Examinations (PLE) has increased up by 12 per cent compared to last year.
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Rwanda: Number of Primary Six Candidates Up By 12%

[New Times] The number of candidates who will sit the nationalPrimary Leaving Examinations (PLE) has increased up by 12 per cent compared to last year.

Rwanda: Prosecutors Seek 22-Year Jail Term for Rwigaras

[Nation] Rwanda prosecutors on Wednesday requested the High Court in Kigali to hand both Diane Shima Rwigara and her mother Adeline Mukangemana 22-year prison sentences for, among other charges, inciting insurrection.
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Rwanda: Prosecutors Seek 22-Year Jail Term for Rwigaras

[Nation] Rwanda prosecutors on Wednesday requested the High Court in Kigali to hand both Diane Shima Rwigara and her mother Adeline Mukangemana 22-year prison sentences for, among other charges, inciting insurrection.

Cameroon: Kidnapped Students Freed in Cameroon

[This Day] Students kidnapped from a boarding school in Cameroon's North-West region have been freed, officials have said. The 79 students and three others were seized early on Sunday in the region's capital, Bamenda.
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Cameroon: Kidnapped Students Freed in Cameroon

[This Day] Students kidnapped from a boarding school in Cameroon's North-West region have been freed, officials have said. The 79 students and three others were seized early on Sunday in the region's capital, Bamenda.

Cameroon: President Promises Defeat of Terrorism

[VOA] Cameroon's President Paul Biya, the second longest serving African president at 36 years in power, has been inaugurated for another seven-year mandate. In his speech, Biya promised to defeat terrorism in the country but made no mention of 82 people kidn
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Cameroon: President Promises Defeat of Terrorism

[VOA] Cameroon's President Paul Biya, the second longest serving African president at 36 years in power, has been inaugurated for another seven-year mandate. In his speech, Biya promised to defeat terrorism in the country but made no mention of 82 people kidnapped Monday in Cameroon's restive Anglophone region.

Cameroon: Analysts See a Bleak Future After Election

[Deutsche Welle] Any hopes that oppression of the opposition in Cameroon would be eased after the swearing-in of President Paul Biya on Tuesday were dashed with the arrest of opposition leader Maurice Kamto.
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Cameroon: Analysts See a Bleak Future After Election

[Deutsche Welle] Any hopes that oppression of the opposition in Cameroon would be eased after the swearing-in of President Paul Biya on Tuesday were dashed with the arrest of opposition leader Maurice Kamto.

Kenya: Jambojet to Fly to Mogadishu and Bujumbura

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Kenya Airways Chief Executive Sebastian Mikosz has said local carrier Jambojet will start flying to Somali and Burundi as part of its plan to grow its regional presence.
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Kenya: Jambojet to Fly to Mogadishu and Bujumbura

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Kenya Airways Chief Executive Sebastian Mikosz has said local carrier Jambojet will start flying to Somali and Burundi as part of its plan to grow its regional presence.

Cameroon: Govt Detains Journalists Reporting on Unrest for 'Propagating False Information'

[VOA] Media rights organizations are calling on authorities in Cameroon to release five journalists detained without charges in the past month after reporting on the country's unrest. TV host Mimi Mefo is the latest journalist believed to be targeted by Camer
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Cameroon: Govt Detains Journalists Reporting on Unrest for 'Propagating False Information'

[VOA] Media rights organizations are calling on authorities in Cameroon to release five journalists detained without charges in the past month after reporting on the country's unrest. TV host Mimi Mefo is the latest journalist believed to be targeted by Cameroon authorities for her critical reporting.

Cameroon: Biya Sworn In, Challenger Arrested - Report

[allAfrica] President Paul Biya of Cameroon has been sworn into serve his seventh consecutive term as the head of state. This comes after he was declared winner of the presidential elections held on the 7th of October. According to official result by the elec
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Cameroon: Biya Sworn In, Challenger Arrested - Report

[allAfrica] President Paul Biya of Cameroon has been sworn into serve his seventh consecutive term as the head of state. This comes after he was declared winner of the presidential elections held on the 7th of October. According to official result by the electoral body ELECAM, Biya won with 71% of the votes.

Cameroon: 80 Students, Principal Kidnapped From School in Northwest

[VOA] Gunmen in Cameroon have kidnapped 80 students and their principal from a Presbyterian school in the country's restive northwestern region.
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Cameroon: 80 Students, Principal Kidnapped From School in Northwest

[VOA] Gunmen in Cameroon have kidnapped 80 students and their principal from a Presbyterian school in the country's restive northwestern region.

Rwanda:Govt in Renewed Effort to Increase Coffee Production

[New Times] The National Agricultural Export Board (NAEB) says giving coffee growers plenty and essential support, including fertilizers and pesticides as well as helping revive collapsed cooperatives, are part of a grand scheme to boost production in the cou
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Rwanda:Govt in Renewed Effort to Increase Coffee Production

[New Times] The National Agricultural Export Board (NAEB) says giving coffee growers plenty and essential support, including fertilizers and pesticides as well as helping revive collapsed cooperatives, are part of a grand scheme to boost production in the country.

Cameroon:Govt Detains Journalists Reporting on Unrest for 'Propagating False Information'

[VOA] Media rights organizations are calling on authorities in Cameroon to release five journalists detained without charges in the past month after reporting on the country's unrest. TV host Mimi Mefo is the latest journalist believed to be targeted by Camer
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Cameroon:Govt Detains Journalists Reporting on Unrest for 'Propagating False Information'

[VOA] Media rights organizations are calling on authorities in Cameroon to release five journalists detained without charges in the past month after reporting on the country's unrest. TV host Mimi Mefo is the latest journalist believed to be targeted by Cameroon authorities for her critical reporting.

Cameroon:80 Students, Principal Kidnapped From School in Northwest

[VOA] Gunmen in Cameroon have kidnapped 80 students and their principal from a Presbyterian school in the country's restive northwestern region.
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Cameroon:80 Students, Principal Kidnapped From School in Northwest

[VOA] Gunmen in Cameroon have kidnapped 80 students and their principal from a Presbyterian school in the country's restive northwestern region.

Rwanda:Rwanda Re-Elected to the International Telecommunication Union Council

[New Times] Rwanda has been re-elected to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Council for the coming four years term (2019-2022). Rwanda was re-elected with 131 votes.
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Rwanda:Rwanda Re-Elected to the International Telecommunication Union Council

[New Times] Rwanda has been re-elected to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Council for the coming four years term (2019-2022). Rwanda was re-elected with 131 votes.

Congo-Kinshasa:Electric Car Demand Fuelling Rise in Child Labour - Campaigners

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Demand for electric vehicles is fuelling a rise in child labour in cobalt mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo, experts said this week, urging companies to take action as the industry expands.
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Congo-Kinshasa:Electric Car Demand Fuelling Rise in Child Labour - Campaigners

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Demand for electric vehicles is fuelling a rise in child labour in cobalt mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo, experts said this week, urging companies to take action as the industry expands.

Central Africa:Ugandan Govt Starts Ebola Vaccinations

[Monitor] Kampala -Uganda will today, and for the very first time, start vaccination against the deadly Ebola haemorrhagic fever (EHF) as a preventive measure against the disease that has ravaged neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
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Central Africa:Ugandan Govt Starts Ebola Vaccinations

[Monitor] Kampala -Uganda will today, and for the very first time, start vaccination against the deadly Ebola haemorrhagic fever (EHF) as a preventive measure against the disease that has ravaged neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Cameroon:Armed Groups Attack Plantation Workers

[VOA] Armed groups in Cameroon's restive English speaking regions have been attacking and chopping off fingers of workers of the country's second largest employer, the Cameroon Development Corporation (CDC), in what has been described as renewed efforts to de
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Cameroon:Armed Groups Attack Plantation Workers

[VOA] Armed groups in Cameroon's restive English speaking regions have been attacking and chopping off fingers of workers of the country's second largest employer, the Cameroon Development Corporation (CDC), in what has been described as renewed efforts to destabilize the central African state ahead of the Tuesday inauguration of President-elect Paul Biya, who has been in power for 36 years.

Congo-Kinshasa:Electric Car Demand Fuelling Rise in Child Labour in DR Congo - Campaigners

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Demand for electric vehicles is fuelling a rise in child labour in cobalt mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo, experts said this week, urging companies to take action as the industry expands.
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Congo-Kinshasa:Electric Car Demand Fuelling Rise in Child Labour in DR Congo - Campaigners

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Demand for electric vehicles is fuelling a rise in child labour in cobalt mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo, experts said this week, urging companies to take action as the industry expands.

Kenya:World Bank Report Shows How Rwanda and Kenya Eased Doing Business

[East African] Rwanda and Kenya are the only regional economies that have recorded improvement in the Ease of Doing Business Index in two years in a row.
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Kenya:World Bank Report Shows How Rwanda and Kenya Eased Doing Business

[East African] Rwanda and Kenya are the only regional economies that have recorded improvement in the Ease of Doing Business Index in two years in a row.

Rwanda:Ombudsman - 6% of Cases Received Unfairly Tried

[New Times] Thorough reviews of cases reported to the Ombudsman's Office between 2017 and 2018 regarding complaints of unfair court rulings indicate that 5.9 percent were legitimate, to members of both chambers of parliament heard on Friday.
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Rwanda:Ombudsman - 6% of Cases Received Unfairly Tried

[New Times] Thorough reviews of cases reported to the Ombudsman's Office between 2017 and 2018 regarding complaints of unfair court rulings indicate that 5.9 percent were legitimate, to members of both chambers of parliament heard on Friday.

Tanzania:Tanzania, Rwanda Agree to Tighten Border Security

[Daily News] Bukoba -TANZANIA and Rwanda have unanimously agreed to jointly fight cross-border crimes for the safety and security of their respective citizens, Inspector General of Police (IGP), Simon Sirro has disclosed.
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Tanzania:Tanzania, Rwanda Agree to Tighten Border Security

[Daily News] Bukoba -TANZANIA and Rwanda have unanimously agreed to jointly fight cross-border crimes for the safety and security of their respective citizens, Inspector General of Police (IGP), Simon Sirro has disclosed.

Angola:Artisanal Fishing Boosts Economy

[ANGOP] Luanda -The subsector of artisanal fishing continues to be the driving force behind the economic and social progress of communities, contributing to food and nutritional security, creating more jobs and raising household incomes, said last Thursday i
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Angola:Artisanal Fishing Boosts Economy

[ANGOP] Luanda -The subsector of artisanal fishing continues to be the driving force behind the economic and social progress of communities, contributing to food and nutritional security, creating more jobs and raising household incomes, said last Thursday in Luanda, the Angolan minister of Fisheries and the Sea, Victória de Barros.

Nigeria:Nigeria Denies Alleged Ill Treatment of Nigerians in Angola

[ANGOP] Abuja -The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nigeria has deemed false the vídeo circulating in the social networks, showing Nigerian citizens allegedly being ill-treated in Angola.
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Nigeria:Nigeria Denies Alleged Ill Treatment of Nigerians in Angola

[ANGOP] Abuja -The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nigeria has deemed false the vídeo circulating in the social networks, showing Nigerian citizens allegedly being ill-treated in Angola.

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