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  • Angola: Regeneration Programme of Sonangol Focused On Excellence
    on 20/09/2019 at 17:05

    [ANGOP] Luanda -Angola's oil firm ?Sonangol? wants to become a reference company in the oil industry in Africa by implementing the ongoing "Regeneration Programme" that covers projects to ensure the improvement of the company's operational performance and strategic position.

  • Angola: Head of State Demands Determination From New Military Attorney General
    on 20/09/2019 at 17:05

    [ANGOP] Luanda -The President of the Republic, João Lourenço, demanded on Friday from the new Deputy Attorney General of the Republic for Military Issues, General Filomeno Octavio da Conceição Benedito, firmness, courage and loyalty to justice in the fight against corruption and other ills harmful to society.

  • Angola: Angolan Authorities Seize 35,000 Carats of Diamonds
    on 20/09/2019 at 17:05

    [ANGOP] Luanda -Angolan authorities have seized 35,000 carats of diamonds during the "Operation Transparency" underway since September 2018.

  • Angola: President of Democratic Bloc Resigns
    on 20/09/2019 at 17:05

    [ANGOP] Luanda -The president of the Democratic Bloc (BD), Justino Pinto de Andrade, resigned this Friday saying that he "has already contributed to the democratization of the country".

  • Angola: Angola Points Out Difficulties in Refugees Return
    on 20/09/2019 at 17:05

    [ANGOP] Dundo -Defense Minister Salviano Cerqueira said on Friday in Dundo, Lunda Norte that the voluntary and spontaneous repatriation of 14,724 refugees to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was a "very complicated" task, in consideration the limited material and financial resources available.

  • Southern Africa: Namibia Reviews Free Healthcare to Angolans
    on 20/09/2019 at 13:54

    [Namibian] The Namibian government has agreed to finalise a new agreement that will reconsider the current arrangement that allows patients from Namibia and Angola to receive free public healthcare in both countries.

  • Angola: Lourenço Promotes General Officers
    on 20/09/2019 at 13:47

    [ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan Head of State, João Lourenço, in his capacity as Commander-in-Chief of the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA), last Thursday promoted two lieutenant-generals to the rank of general.

  • Angola: Lourenço to Attend 74th Session of the UN General Assembly
    on 20/09/2019 at 13:42

    [ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan President, João Lourenço, leaves this Saturday for New York, USA, to participate in the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

  • Angola: Morocco Shows Artistic Village in Luanda Biennale
    on 20/09/2019 at 13:38

    [ANGOP] Luanda -An Artistic Village showing Morocco's traditions and artisanal handicrafts was unveiled last Thursday, in the ambit of the Luanda Biennale, happening under the motto Pan-African Forum for a Culture of Peace.

  • Tanzania: Eabc Hails Rwanda Over World Bank Ranking
    on 20/09/2019 at 12:44

    [Daily News] LEADERS of the East African Business Council (EABC), officially met Rwandan President Paul Kagame and hailed his country for coming second in the World Bank (WB), ranking of ease of doing business.

  • Congo-Kinshasa: Thousands Congolese Dead in Ignored Measles Crisis
    on 20/09/2019 at 12:36

    [CAJ News] Kinshasa -AT LEAST 3 559 people have died from a worsening outbreak of measles in the disease-plagued Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

  • Africa: 3, 000 Killed by Deadly Virus in DR Congo - And It's Not Ebola
    on 20/09/2019 at 12:25

    [The Conversation Africa] Ebola outbreaks, such as the current one in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which has claimed 2,074 people's lives, are widely covered in the media. But another virus is ravaging the DRC with minimal publicity. That virus is measles.

  • East Africa: IGP Munyuza in Tanzania for EAPCCO Annual Meeting
    on 20/09/2019 at 11:31

    [New Times] The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Dan Munyuza joined other police chiefs from the region in the Eastern Africa Police Chiefs Cooperation Organisation (EAPCCO) Annual General Meeting, which is underway in Arusha, Tanzania.

  • Rwanda/Ethiopia: Mashami Hails Amavubi, Eyes Victory Over Ethiopia
    on 20/09/2019 at 11:31

    [New Times] Vincent Mashami has urged his Amavubi players to maintain momentum when they face Ethiopia after stunning DR Congo in a build-up match in Kinshasa on Wednesday.

  • Congo-Kinshasa: Warlord Sought By ICC Killed
    on 20/09/2019 at 09:15

    [HRW] Goma -The death in the Democratic Republic of Congo of a rebel leader wanted by the International Criminal Court highlights the need to bring justice for his forces' many victims. The Congolese army on September 18, 2019 that its forces killed Sylvestre Mudacumura, commander of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), and "his closest lieutenants" the previous night.

  • Angola: Angola Cables and Tm Global Sign Agreement
    on 20/09/2019 at 09:13

    [ANGOP] Luanda -Angola Cables, a national telecommunications company, announced today that it has signed an agreement with Malasia's operator TM Global to conduct low-latency tests that will soon offer the market a shorter route that will link Asia to South America.

  • Tanzania: Protect Burundians Facing Abuse
    on 20/09/2019 at 08:19

    [HRW] Nairobi -Tanzania should protect Burundian refugees fleeing widespread abuses instead of requiring them to return to Burundi against their will.

  • West Africa: Most Child, Maternal Deaths Occur in Sub-Saharan Africa - UN
    on 20/09/2019 at 08:03

    [VOA] New U.N. data shows sub-Saharan Africa lags behind all other regions in the world in reducing child and maternal mortality. Estimates by the World Health Organization and U.N. children's fund UNICEF reveal conflict, fragile health systems, and poverty are some of the factors accounting for millions of preventable child and maternal deaths.

  • Rwanda: Imbuto Foundation Launches Family Planning Training Programme
    on 20/09/2019 at 07:01

    [New Times] The low uptake of family planning practices is partly the reason for the poor living conditions among some Rwandans, especially rural communities.

  • Rwanda: Defence Minister - Visionary Leadership Central to Rwanda's Transformation
    on 20/09/2019 at 06:48

    [New Times] Defence Minister Albert Murasira on Thursday said that visionary and transformational leadership characterised by positive values such as unity, patriotism, selflessness, integrity, responsibility, volunteerism and humility is central to the ongoing transformation in Rwanda.

  • Rwanda: Kigali Marriott Hotel to Treat Revelers to Rwanda's First Block Party and Spa Open Day
    on 20/09/2019 at 06:46

    [New Times] The Kigali Marriott Hotel in partnership with the Kigali Arts Festival will on the 21st and 22nd of September hold an art event at the hotel's parking lot and according to Victoria Obiakor, the Director of Sales and Marketing, Rwanda's first-ever Block Party will follow at 6pm.

  • Rwanda: PAC Seeks Answers for Losses in Health Facilities
    on 20/09/2019 at 06:45

    [New Times] Some hospitals across the country have been faulted by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) for carelessness in preparing medical bills covered by insurance companies.

  • Rwanda: Rwanda to Expand Strategic Fuel Reserves
    on 20/09/2019 at 06:37

    [New Times] The Government plans to upgrade and construct new strategic petroleum reserves in a bid to improve the country's fuel security.

  • Rwanda: Over 70 Refugees Ready to Be Evacuated From Libya
    on 20/09/2019 at 06:12

    [New Times] The Rwandan government has approved a list of 75 refugees and asylum-seekers and they will soon be airlifted to Rwanda from Libya, it has emerged.

  • Kenya: Jambojet Gets Rights to Fly to Kigali
    on 20/09/2019 at 05:46

    [Capital FM] Nairobi -Regional low-cost carrier Jambojet has received approval from the Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority to start flights to Kigali.

  • Central African Republic: Former Football Association Boss On Trial Over War Crimes
    on 20/09/2019 at 04:37

    [Deutsche Welle] A senior football chief from the Central African Republic along with an alleged militiaman named Rambo have heard charges against them at a Hague court. Both are accused of leading a campaign of terror against Muslims.

  • Congo-Kinshasa: UN Honours Activist Who Helped Thousands of Refugees Return Home
    on 20/09/2019 at 04:32

    [Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Congolese activist Evariste Mfaume decided to take action when he found out that thousands of his compatriots who had fled war 20 years ago wanted to come home, but had no place to go.

  • Congo-Kinshasa: Too Many Crises for One Country?
    on 20/09/2019 at 04:23

    [Thomson Reuters Foundation] Ebola is the one topic that makes headlines from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but it is unfortunately only one among several crises affecting the Congolese people.

  • Africa: Rwanda's Lessons on Universal Health Coverage
    on 19/09/2019 at 13:06

    [allAfrica] Rwanda, the land of a thousand hills, is clean, orderly and blessed with great weather. It also has achieved universal health coverage. During a recent visit there as part of my Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity at George Washington University, I learned more about what this looks like in their country. As a physician who advocates for health in my country of Nigeria, I was very interested to learn about the lessons they could offer.

  • Rwanda: Militia Leader Wanted for War Crimes Killed in Congo
    on 19/09/2019 at 07:53

    [VOA] The commander of a Rwandan Hutu militia wanted for alleged war crimes has been killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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