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Africa:Eliminating Neglected Tropical Diseases in Africa

[Speak Up Africa] KIGALI, July 17, 2018 -- The Expanded Special Project for Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (ESPEN) convenes national Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Programme Managers and partners at its first annual meeting to review the region
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Africa:Eliminating Neglected Tropical Diseases in Africa

[Speak Up Africa] KIGALI, July 17, 2018 -- The Expanded Special Project for Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (ESPEN) convenes national Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Programme Managers and partners at its first annual meeting to review the regional and national progress towards NTD elimination in Africa.

Uganda:Lake Edward - the Source of Uganda, DRC Row

[Deutsche Welle] Named after a British prince, and classified as an important international wetland, Lake Edward is the smallest in Africa's Great Lakes region. Why are Uganda and DR Congo at odds over it?
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Uganda:Lake Edward - the Source of Uganda, DRC Row

[Deutsche Welle] Named after a British prince, and classified as an important international wetland, Lake Edward is the smallest in Africa's Great Lakes region. Why are Uganda and DR Congo at odds over it?

Cameroon:Chimp traffickers Arrested in Douala

[Camer.be] The main culprit, a 30-year-old man, had been keeping the chimp for some time and decided to sell it. It is in the process of trying to sell the chimp that he was arrested. He arrived on a bike with the chimpanzee that was placed inside a cage and
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Cameroon:Chimp traffickers Arrested in Douala

[Camer.be] The main culprit, a 30-year-old man, had been keeping the chimp for some time and decided to sell it. It is in the process of trying to sell the chimp that he was arrested. He arrived on a bike with the chimpanzee that was placed inside a cage and hidden inside a carton box to avoid people seeing what he transported. The carton box was strapped on a bike and when he arrived the scene of transaction, he called for an accomplice who had been keeping watch over the area and they both unloaded the box and step

Cameroon:Reaction Mixed as Biya Prepares to Run Again

[VOA] There have been mixed reactions in Cameroon following President Paul Biya's announcement that he will run for re-election. Biya has been president for 36 years and if he wins another mandate he will be 92 years old by the time his term ends.
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Cameroon:Reaction Mixed as Biya Prepares to Run Again

[VOA] There have been mixed reactions in Cameroon following President Paul Biya's announcement that he will run for re-election. Biya has been president for 36 years and if he wins another mandate he will be 92 years old by the time his term ends.

Angola:Flying in the Face of Justice

[Maka] Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais, the Swiss-Angolan 'businessman' who is accused of masterminding a conspiracy to defraud the Angolan Republic of untold millions of dollars, is enjoying life as a free man in Angola, despite being the subject of police inve
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Angola:Flying in the Face of Justice

[Maka] Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais, the Swiss-Angolan 'businessman' who is accused of masterminding a conspiracy to defraud the Angolan Republic of untold millions of dollars, is enjoying life as a free man in Angola, despite being the subject of police investigations and criminal and civil lawsuits in several countries.

Cameroon:Soldiers Allegedly Murder Boko Haram Suspects

[CAJ News] Yaounde -Cameroon soldiers are accused of murdering two women and a similar number of children alleged to be members of the Boko Haram terror group.
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Cameroon:Soldiers Allegedly Murder Boko Haram Suspects

[CAJ News] Yaounde -Cameroon soldiers are accused of murdering two women and a similar number of children alleged to be members of the Boko Haram terror group.

Central African Republic:Bemba Acquittal Overturns Victory for Sexual Violence Victims

[The Conversation Africa] In early June the International Criminal Court appeals chamber acquitted Jean-Pierre Bemba in a 3-2 ruling. Two years ago Bemba was sentenced to 18 years' for his role, as military commander, for atrocities committed in Central Afric
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Central African Republic:Bemba Acquittal Overturns Victory for Sexual Violence Victims

[The Conversation Africa] In early June the International Criminal Court appeals chamber acquitted Jean-Pierre Bemba in a 3-2 ruling. Two years ago Bemba was sentenced to 18 years' for his role, as military commander, for atrocities committed in Central African Republic (CAR).

Angola:Angola's Ambassador to Portugal Calls for Greater Control of Citizens

[ANGOP] Lisbon -Angolan Consulate in Lisbon must continue to identify the whereabouts of Angolan citizens residing in Portugal to improve their needs and bring them closer to state institutions, said Ambassador Carlos Alberto Fonseca.
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Angola:Angola's Ambassador to Portugal Calls for Greater Control of Citizens

[ANGOP] Lisbon -Angolan Consulate in Lisbon must continue to identify the whereabouts of Angolan citizens residing in Portugal to improve their needs and bring them closer to state institutions, said Ambassador Carlos Alberto Fonseca.

Rwanda:Young Innovators Develop Solar-Powered Technology to Manage Farming Remotely

[New Times] Farmers will be able to manage farming practices such as effective irrigation of their crops without necessarily being at their farms thanks to a solar-powered technology developed by Rwandan young innovators.
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Rwanda:Young Innovators Develop Solar-Powered Technology to Manage Farming Remotely

[New Times] Farmers will be able to manage farming practices such as effective irrigation of their crops without necessarily being at their farms thanks to a solar-powered technology developed by Rwandan young innovators.

Congo-Kinshasa:Villages 'Reduced to Ash' Amid 'Barbaric Violence'

[UN News] Humanitarian needs are enormous in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, has reported accounts of «barbaric violence».
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Congo-Kinshasa:Villages 'Reduced to Ash' Amid 'Barbaric Violence'

[UN News] Humanitarian needs are enormous in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, has reported accounts of «barbaric violence».

Cameroon:Credible Evidence That Army Responsible for Extrajudicial Executions

[AI London] An investigation by Amnesty International experts has gathered credible evidence that it was Cameroonian soldiers depicted in a video carrying out the horrific extrajudicial executions of two women and two young children. While an investigation ha
AllAfrica News: Central Africa

Cameroon:Credible Evidence That Army Responsible for Extrajudicial Executions

[AI London] An investigation by Amnesty International experts has gathered credible evidence that it was Cameroonian soldiers depicted in a video carrying out the horrific extrajudicial executions of two women and two young children. While an investigation has now been announced, the Ministry of Communication earlier dismissed video footage of the killings as «fake news».

Congo-Kinshasa:Why Congo's Decision to Open National Parks to Drilling Isn't Really About Oil

[African Arguments] The DRC says it will allow oil drilling in two UNESCO world heritage sites. Here are three points to help us understand this move.
AllAfrica News: Central Africa

Congo-Kinshasa:Why Congo's Decision to Open National Parks to Drilling Isn't Really About Oil

[African Arguments] The DRC says it will allow oil drilling in two UNESCO world heritage sites. Here are three points to help us understand this move.

Cameroon:85 Years Old President Biya to Run Again

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Cameroon President Paul Biya (85) who has been in power since 1982 has announced he will be a candidate in the next presidential election scheduled for November 7th. He made this announcement on his twitter handle which reads:
AllAfrica News: Central Africa

Cameroon:85 Years Old President Biya to Run Again

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Cameroon President Paul Biya (85) who has been in power since 1982 has announced he will be a candidate in the next presidential election scheduled for November 7th. He made this announcement on his twitter handle which reads:

Zambia/Burundi:Holders Zambia Face Red-Hot Burundi

[CAF] Holders Zambia prepare for their defying moment in the qualifiers when they host Burundi in the final round first leg on Saturday, 14 July 2018 at Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka.
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Zambia/Burundi:Holders Zambia Face Red-Hot Burundi

[CAF] Holders Zambia prepare for their defying moment in the qualifiers when they host Burundi in the final round first leg on Saturday, 14 July 2018 at Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka.

Rwanda:AMAA 2018 to Hold in Kigali, Rawanda

[This Day] In line with its pan-African and Africa integration agenda, the government of Rwanda through the Rwanda Convention Bureau and Rwanda Tourism Bureau has accepted to host the 2018 edition of the African Movie Academy Awards in Kigali in September.
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Rwanda:AMAA 2018 to Hold in Kigali, Rawanda

[This Day] In line with its pan-African and Africa integration agenda, the government of Rwanda through the Rwanda Convention Bureau and Rwanda Tourism Bureau has accepted to host the 2018 edition of the African Movie Academy Awards in Kigali in September.

Nigeria:Cameroon's Forgotten Refugees in Nigeria

[Deutsche Welle] More than 21,000 people from Cameroon's Anglophone region have fled to Nigeria in recent months. Not only do they struggle to find enough to eat but also have to come to terms with their traumatic experiences.
AllAfrica News: Central Africa

Nigeria:Cameroon's Forgotten Refugees in Nigeria

[Deutsche Welle] More than 21,000 people from Cameroon's Anglophone region have fled to Nigeria in recent months. Not only do they struggle to find enough to eat but also have to come to terms with their traumatic experiences.

Africa:Oman Oil Targets Tanzania, Uganda and DRC With Kenyan Launch of Lubricants

[The Exchange] Oman Oil Marketing and Hass Petroleum Group have signed an agreement to start selling Oman Oil lubricants in Kenya.
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Africa:Oman Oil Targets Tanzania, Uganda and DRC With Kenyan Launch of Lubricants

[The Exchange] Oman Oil Marketing and Hass Petroleum Group have signed an agreement to start selling Oman Oil lubricants in Kenya.

Cameroon:Oct. 7 Vote Set, but Will It Include Embattled Regions?

[VOA] Cameroon has set October 7 as the date for its presidential election. However, it remains unclear whether the vote can take place in the country's two English-speaking regions, where separatists are fighting for an independent state.
AllAfrica News: Central Africa

Cameroon:Oct. 7 Vote Set, but Will It Include Embattled Regions?

[VOA] Cameroon has set October 7 as the date for its presidential election. However, it remains unclear whether the vote can take place in the country's two English-speaking regions, where separatists are fighting for an independent state.

Angola:Angolan President Sends Letter to Portuguese PM

[ANGOP] Lisboa -Angolan president, João Lourenço, sent on Monday a letter to Portuguese Prime Minister, António Costa, which translates signals of the good relation between the two countries.
AllAfrica News: Central Africa

Angola:Angolan President Sends Letter to Portuguese PM

[ANGOP] Lisboa -Angolan president, João Lourenço, sent on Monday a letter to Portuguese Prime Minister, António Costa, which translates signals of the good relation between the two countries.

Central African Republic:Refugees Sing for Peace at Camp in Cameroon

[VOA] A group of Central African Republic refugees is using music to call on the world to save their country from misery and stop the conflict so they can return home. On the streets of Cameroon's northern town of Garoua, they also asked their host country Ca
AllAfrica News: Central Africa

Central African Republic:Refugees Sing for Peace at Camp in Cameroon

[VOA] A group of Central African Republic refugees is using music to call on the world to save their country from misery and stop the conflict so they can return home. On the streets of Cameroon's northern town of Garoua, they also asked their host country Cameroon to push for peace.

Rwanda:Labour Law Passed Without Setting New Minimum Wage

[New Times] Members of the Lower Chamber of Parliament on Monday enacted a new labour law that has left it to the Ministry of Labour to set up a minimum wage through a ministerial order.
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Rwanda:Labour Law Passed Without Setting New Minimum Wage

[New Times] Members of the Lower Chamber of Parliament on Monday enacted a new labour law that has left it to the Ministry of Labour to set up a minimum wage through a ministerial order.

Angola:Cabo Verde Reaffirms Reinforcement of Cultural Cooperation With Angola

[ANGOP] Mbanza Kongo -The minister of culture of Cabo Verde's, Abraão Vicente, reaffirmed this Sunday in Mbanza Kongo the commitment to reinforce cooperation with Angola in the various cultural domains, with particular emphasis on museology and preservation
AllAfrica News: Central Africa

Angola:Cabo Verde Reaffirms Reinforcement of Cultural Cooperation With Angola

[ANGOP] Mbanza Kongo -The minister of culture of Cabo Verde's, Abraão Vicente, reaffirmed this Sunday in Mbanza Kongo the commitment to reinforce cooperation with Angola in the various cultural domains, with particular emphasis on museology and preservation of cultural heritage.

Angola:Minister Wants Mbanza Kongo As Cultural Management Example

[ANGOP] Mbanza Kongo -Culture minister Carolina Cerqueira last Sunday in Mbanza Kongo, northern Zaire Province, highlighted the need to make the former Kongo Kingdom capital a model of good management and conservation of the country's cultural heritage.
AllAfrica News: Central Africa

Angola:Minister Wants Mbanza Kongo As Cultural Management Example

[ANGOP] Mbanza Kongo -Culture minister Carolina Cerqueira last Sunday in Mbanza Kongo, northern Zaire Province, highlighted the need to make the former Kongo Kingdom capital a model of good management and conservation of the country's cultural heritage.

Africa:Football Fans Cheer for French Player with Ties to Africa

[VOA] As the World Cup nears its climax, one of the players being cheered on in Africa is French striker Kylian Mbappe. Mbappe's mother is from Algeria and his father is from Cameroon. While Cameroon failed to qualify for this year's World Cup, many Camerooni
AllAfrica News: Central Africa

Africa:Football Fans Cheer for French Player with Ties to Africa

[VOA] As the World Cup nears its climax, one of the players being cheered on in Africa is French striker Kylian Mbappe. Mbappe's mother is from Algeria and his father is from Cameroon. While Cameroon failed to qualify for this year's World Cup, many Cameroonians feel they are represented by Mbappe.

Kenya/Rwanda:New Boy Mustafa Sends Gor to Kagame Semis

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Burundian forward Francis Mustafa tapped home from close range in the 73rd minute as Gor Mahia came from behind to beat Ugandan champions Vipers 2-1 at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam on Saturday afternoon to qualify for the CECAF
AllAfrica News: Central Africa

Kenya/Rwanda:New Boy Mustafa Sends Gor to Kagame Semis

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Burundian forward Francis Mustafa tapped home from close range in the 73rd minute as Gor Mahia came from behind to beat Ugandan champions Vipers 2-1 at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam on Saturday afternoon to qualify for the CECAFA Kagame Cup semi-finals.

Rwanda:Rwanda-China in a New Drive to Promote Film Industry

[New Times] Officials from Rwanda and China have reiterated the need to forge common grounds to promote the arts and creative industries in their respective countries.
AllAfrica News: Central Africa

Rwanda:Rwanda-China in a New Drive to Promote Film Industry

[New Times] Officials from Rwanda and China have reiterated the need to forge common grounds to promote the arts and creative industries in their respective countries.

Rwanda:Who Are the Most Followed Rwandan Artistes On Instagram

[New Times] Instagram, just like other social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat has for the last few years become popular as more youth own smart phones and continuously post photos of themselves and their friends.
AllAfrica News: Central Africa

Rwanda:Who Are the Most Followed Rwandan Artistes On Instagram

[New Times] Instagram, just like other social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat has for the last few years become popular as more youth own smart phones and continuously post photos of themselves and their friends.

Rwanda:Defence Force Retires Over 800 Officers

[New Times] The Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) on Friday held a send-off ceremony to honour the service of 816 personnel who had reached retirement age including some whose service contracts had come to an end.
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Rwanda:Defence Force Retires Over 800 Officers

[New Times] The Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) on Friday held a send-off ceremony to honour the service of 816 personnel who had reached retirement age including some whose service contracts had come to an end.

Southern Africa:Zambia Supports Institutionalisation of SADC Parliament

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Republic of Zambia is in favour of making the SADC Parliamentary Forum evolve into a regional parliament, said last Friday in Luanda the Speaker of the Angolan National Assembly, Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos.
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Southern Africa:Zambia Supports Institutionalisation of SADC Parliament

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Republic of Zambia is in favour of making the SADC Parliamentary Forum evolve into a regional parliament, said last Friday in Luanda the Speaker of the Angolan National Assembly, Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos.

Kenya:Rwanda, Kenya Win At 'Green Oscars'

[East African] Two East African conservationists, Munir Virani of Kenya and Olivier Nsengimana of Rwanda, are the recipients of the prestigious Whitley Award 2018.
AllAfrica News: Central Africa

Kenya:Rwanda, Kenya Win At 'Green Oscars'

[East African] Two East African conservationists, Munir Virani of Kenya and Olivier Nsengimana of Rwanda, are the recipients of the prestigious Whitley Award 2018.

Uganda:Defence Force Deploys More Soldiers Along Uganda-DRC Border

[Monitor] Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF) have increased their presence along its border with DR Congo (DRC) following an incident in which a Ugandan soldier was killed.
AllAfrica News: Central Africa

Uganda:Defence Force Deploys More Soldiers Along Uganda-DRC Border

[Monitor] Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF) have increased their presence along its border with DR Congo (DRC) following an incident in which a Ugandan soldier was killed.

Angola:Journalists' Acquittal a Victory for Free Speech in Angolan

[HRW] A court in Luanda, Angola's capital, today acquitted investigative journalist Rafael Marques and editor Mariano Bras on accusations of insulting the state, a huge victory for press freedom in a country where the media have often been targets of governme
AllAfrica News: Central Africa

Angola:Journalists' Acquittal a Victory for Free Speech in Angolan

[HRW] A court in Luanda, Angola's capital, today acquitted investigative journalist Rafael Marques and editor Mariano Bras on accusations of insulting the state, a huge victory for press freedom in a country where the media have often been targets of government repression.

Rwanda:Over 500 Youth From Diaspora Begin Civic Education Programme

[New Times] 567 young Rwandans pursuing their studies from some 19 countries from Asia, Europe, America and Africa on Wednesday started a civic education programme (Itorero) that will last one month.
AllAfrica News: Central Africa

Rwanda:Over 500 Youth From Diaspora Begin Civic Education Programme

[New Times] 567 young Rwandans pursuing their studies from some 19 countries from Asia, Europe, America and Africa on Wednesday started a civic education programme (Itorero) that will last one month.

Angola:Hotels and Tourist Infrastructures Increase in Cuanza Sul

[ANGOP] Sumbe -The number of hotels and tourist infrastructures in central Cuanza Sul have being increasing during the last years thanks to investments made in this sector, said on Thursday the local governor, Eusébio de Brito Teixeira.
AllAfrica News: Central Africa

Angola:Hotels and Tourist Infrastructures Increase in Cuanza Sul

[ANGOP] Sumbe -The number of hotels and tourist infrastructures in central Cuanza Sul have being increasing during the last years thanks to investments made in this sector, said on Thursday the local governor, Eusébio de Brito Teixeira.

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