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  • Congo-Kinshasa: Why the Ntaganda Judgment Shows That the ICC Has Found Its Footing
    on 16/07/2019 at 16:56

    [The Conversation Africa] In early July the International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda of war crimes, torture, and sexual slavery. Nicknamed "Terminator", the 46-year-old is the first person to be convicted of sexual slavery by the ICC. He is only the fourth person convicted for international crimes by the ICC since its creation in 2002. […]

  • Africa: Flirting With Fire - African Leaders and International Law
    on 16/07/2019 at 16:48

    [The Conversation Africa] African leaders often behave in a contradictory way towards international laws, and courts. While speaking out against them, they also voluntarily submit to their scrutiny. […]

  • Angola: Angola and Sweden Discuss Bilateral Cooperation
    on 16/07/2019 at 16:32

    [ANGOP] Luanda -The President of the Republic, João Lourenço, analyzed in Luanda the future of cooperation relations with the Kingdom of Sweden, in an audience granted to the Swedish ambassador to Angola, Lennart Killander Larsson. […]

  • Angola: Ministry of Fisheries Works On Sector Development
    on 16/07/2019 at 16:31

    [ANGOP] Luanda -The Ministry of Fisheries and the Sea is working on the organization of the sector, to reduce the informality that exists in the conservation, as well as the inspection of artisanal, semi-industrial and industrial vessels, said Minister Maria Antonieta Baptista. […]

  • Rwanda: 'It Shames Us All' - Rwandan Genocide Survivor Says Myanmar Persecution a Repeat of History
    on 16/07/2019 at 15:03

    [Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Similar language is being used today in Myanmar, where extremists have called the Rohingya or other Muslims dogs, maggots and rapists, said Rwandan genocide survivor Yolande Mukagasana […]

  • Congo-Kinshasa: Goma Ebola Patient Dies
    on 16/07/2019 at 14:18

    [allAfrica] Cape Town -Officials in the DR Congo have confirmed that a pastor diagnosed with Ebola in Goma has died, appealing for calm as the epidemic reaches the city with a population of one million people, according to France24. […]

  • Rwanda: Airtel, MTN Partner to Promote Rwanda Digital Inclusion
    on 16/07/2019 at 13:49

    [CAJ News] Kigali -LEADING mobile operators have launched an initiative to drive mobile internet adoption and increase digital literacy in Rwanda. […]

  • Rwanda: Rwanda Prepares the Foundations for Climate-Resilient Cities
    on 16/07/2019 at 13:33

    [IPS] Kigali -How do you plan a resilient city? A city that can withstand climate change impacts, and the natural disasters that it produces at increased frequencies. And how do you protect the city, its individuals and communities, its business and institutions from either the increased flooding or prolonged droughts that result? It's a complex question with an even more complex solution, but one that the central African nation of Rwanda is looking to answer. […]

  • Nigeria: I Was Atiku's Classmate, He Is Not From Cameroon, Witness Tells Tribunal
    on 16/07/2019 at 12:54

    [Vanguard] A former Ambassador, Mabien Samadi, on Tuesday, testified before Presidential Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja, to debunk the allegation that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar is a Cameroonian citizen. […]

  • Angola: Brazilian Military Attaché Hails Cooperation With Angola
    on 16/07/2019 at 12:31

    [ANGOP] Malanje -Brazilian military attaché, colonel Jonh Days Bezerra Dantas, on Monday in northern Malanje province, considered healthy the military cooperation between Angola and his country fruit of both nations? bilateral relations. […]

  • Angola: President Sacks and Appoints Ambassadors
    on 16/07/2019 at 12:30

    [ANGOP] Luanda -The President of Republic, Joao Lourenço, Monday dismissed the Angolan ambassadors to Poland, Gabon, Egypt and Hungary. […]

  • Congo-Kinshasa: 'We Won't Get to Zero Cases of Ebola Without a Big Scale-up in Funding,' UN Relief Chief Warns
    on 16/07/2019 at 09:50

    [UN News] Deadly, attacks on health workers in Ebola-hit areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), including one at the weekend that left two dead, are an indication that combating the disease outbreak will require far greater international support, UN humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock said on Monday. […]

  • Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola Spreads to Goma, WHO Says This Is a 'Warning'
    on 16/07/2019 at 09:48

    [RFI] The UN World Health Organization in Geneva said on Monday that the continuing deadly Ebola outbreak has now spread to Goma, a key transit hub in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a potential 'game changer' said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesis, WHO head. […]

  • Cameroon: Cameroon-France - Two French Military Officers Decorated
    on 16/07/2019 at 08:32

    [Cameroon Tribune] The Minister Delegate at the Presidency in charge of Defence decorated them at a ceremony at the Ministry of Defence on July 12, 2019. […]

  • Cameroon: Star Building - Energy Supply, Jobs Assistance Promised
    on 16/07/2019 at 08:32

    [Cameroon Tribune] Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute last Friday had discussions with the visiting Vice President of the International Finance Corporation for the Middle East and Africa, Sérgio Pimenta. […]

  • Cameroon: Cameroon Renaissance Movement - 39 Detainees Released
    on 16/07/2019 at 08:32

    [Cameroon Tribune] They were freed from detention on Friday July 12, 2019 following an order by the Examining Magistrate of the Yaounde Military Tribunal. […]

  • Congo-Kinshasa: Refugees Flooding Into Uganda to Escape Armed Conflict
    on 16/07/2019 at 08:12

    [VOA] Democratic Republic of the Congo has doubled the flow of refugees in past weeks, straining humanitarian funding.  Many DRC refugees brave cold nights and risk big waves on Lake Albert to reach the Ugandan border. […]

  • Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola Spreading to Goma May Be 'Game-Changer' - WHO
    on 16/07/2019 at 08:10

    [VOA] The head of the World Health Organization warns the spread of Ebola to a large city in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo could have dire consequences.  The WHO chief spoke Monday at a high-level meeting that examined current efforts to contain the growing Ebola epidemic in Congo. […]

  • Angola: Luanda International Fair Receives 35,000 Visitors
    on 16/07/2019 at 07:11

    [ANGOP] Luanda -The 35th edition of Luanda international Fair (FILDA/2019), whose five-day showcase ended on Saturday, received over 35,000 visitors and was given positive balance by the organizers. […]

  • East Africa: Congo Joins EAC Electronic Cargo Tracking Initiative
    on 16/07/2019 at 07:02

    [East African] The Democratic Republic of Congo has joined the regional electronic cargo tracking system, a development that promises safer movement of goods, faster collection of trade data and a vital test for their prospects of integration into the East African Community. […]

  • Rwanda: Country Committed to Becoming Climate Resilient Economy By 2050
    on 16/07/2019 at 06:43

    [New Times] Recognizing that the country's future development faces uncertainties as the population grows and climate change impacts result in increased demand on land for urbanization and pressure on resources (water, energy, food); the Government of Rwanda has started to implement the National Strategy for Climate Change and Low Carbon Development. […]

  • Rwanda: New ECD Centre for Children of Kamembe Market Vendors
    on 16/07/2019 at 06:29

    [New Times] THE GOVERNMENT and its partners last weekend launched an Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centre in the border town of Kamembe in Rusizi District to enable children access support through holistic early learning, proper nutrition, hygiene and protection while their parents work. […]

  • Rwanda: Featured - MKU Rwanda Medical Students to Benefit From New Multi-Million Lab
    on 16/07/2019 at 06:24

    [New Times] Students at Mount Kenya University Rwanda in the health department have received new lab equipment that will help them during their learning, research and collaborative practices. […]

  • Rwanda: Ebola Alert - Rwanda Reassures Public, Urges Vigilance After First Goma Case
    on 16/07/2019 at 06:11

    [New Times] THE Ministry of Health has moved to reassure the general public there is no case of Ebola outbreak in Rwanda, but urged vigilance to help prevent the virus from spreading to the country. […]

  • Rwanda: Kigali to Host Inaugural Global Business Forum Next Month
    on 16/07/2019 at 06:04

    [New Times] High-level investors and policymakers from across the globe will next month gather in Kigali for the Global Business Forum (GBF) slated for August 9 at Kigali Convention Centre to discuss how the private sector can increase its contribution to the socio-economic development of the continent. […]

  • Rwanda: Police Month - Village Offices, Homes for Elderly to Be Built
    on 16/07/2019 at 06:04

    [New Times] Rwanda National Police on Monday launched a month-long outreach campaign to support community development and harness the ideology of community policing in crime prevention. […]

  • Rwanda: Correctional Service Appeals for Support to Rehabilitate Inmates
    on 16/07/2019 at 05:47

    [New Times] The Rwanda Correctional Service (RCS) is seeking support that would make it possible for convicts to walk out of jail equipped with skills that would see them rebuild their lives and avoid being repeat offenders, the service's Deputy Commissioner General Jeanne Chantal Ujeneza has said. […]

  • Rwanda: Kagame Appoints New Envoys, More Embassies Created
    on 16/07/2019 at 05:27

    [New Times] President Paul Kagame has made changes to Rwanda Diplomatic corps, appointing and redeploying 15 envoys to different countries in Africa and beyond. […]

  • Rwanda: Mining Sector Decries Inadequate Financing
    on 16/07/2019 at 05:22

    [New Times] Exploration and mining activities in Rwanda remain inadequately funded, despite continuous efforts by Government to showcase the sector's potential. […]

  • Rwanda: Ebola in Goma is a Potential 'Game-Changer'
    on 16/07/2019 at 04:26

    [Deutsche Welle] A first case of Ebola arriving in Goma, Congo's eastern border hub, amounts to a potential "game-changer" warns the World Health Organization. It's called an appraisal meeting in Geneva while urging calm in Goma. […]

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