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Congo-Kinshasa:Anti-Kabila Protests Turn Deadly
[Deutsche Welle] Protesters have taken to the streets of Kinshasa demanding that President Joseph Kabila step down. Police fired live ammunition and tear gas at demonstrators who marched after church services.
01/21/2018 07:21 PM
Rwanda:Volkswagen in Rwanda - Car-Sharing and a Future in E-Mobility
[Deutsche Welle] German car maker Volkswagen (VW) will be the first international automobile company to invest in Rwanda. The first cars are expected to be ready by May. For the future VW also plans to build electric cars in Rwanda.
01/21/2018 07:25 PM
Congo-Kinshasa/Burkina Faso:Congo Confirm Last Eight Spot
[CAF] Second half goals from defender Carof Bakoua and substitute Kader Bidimbou inspired Congo to a 2-0 win over Burkina Faso on Saturday in Agadir and confirm their place at the knockout stage.
01/21/2018 07:21 AM
Liberia/Cameroon:Remembering George Weah's Early Football Days
[Deutsche Welle] Cameroon was Weah's stepping stone on his way to becoming a top football player in Europe. Many of his former team mates have fond memories of Liberia's president-elect. DW's Moki Kindzeka spoke with some of them.
01/20/2018 05:50 PM
East Africa:Rwanda in Push for EAC Contingency Fund
[East African] Rwanda is pushing for a contingency fund to be included in the annual remittances that member states of the East African Community make towards the bloc's consolidated fund.
01/20/2018 05:42 PM
Rwanda:Volkswagen Banks On Ride Hailing Service to Sell Cars in Rwanda
[East African] A taxi ride in Kigali will soon be in a brand new vehicle, off the manufacturing line of German carmaker Volkswagen after the firm decided to build a value chain for its plant in Rwanda with its own hailing app.
01/20/2018 05:47 PM
Angola:Congolese Refugees Refuse to Return Home
[East African] Congolese refugees in Angola have said they will not return home despite an agreement between the two governments' officials to repatriate them.
01/20/2018 08:35 AM
Congo-Kinshasa:Amid 'Dramatic Deterioration' in DR Congo, UN and Partners Launch $1.68 Billion Aid Appeal
[UN News] Warning of a "dramatic deterioration" in the humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) over the last 12 months, United Nations agencies and relief partners on Thursday launched the largest-ever funding appeal for the vast central African country.
01/19/2018 09:13 AM
Equatorial Guinea:Opposition Rejects Equatorial Guinea President Obiang's Denial of Torture
[RFI] A political opposition member was tortured to death in front of his party's headquarters in Malabo, the capital of Equatorial Guinea, by state security personnel, according to an opposition leader. Gabriel Nse Obiang Obono, the head of Malabo-based Citizens for Innovation (CI) party, told RFI that Santiago Ebee Ela did not fall ill and die, in a rebuttal to an exclusive interview with the country's president.
01/19/2018 05:22 AM
Rwanda:Word Has It... Is Diamond Platnumz Relocating to Rwanda?
[New Times] If his Instagram post is anything to go by, Tanzanian superstar Diamond Platnumz might just be thinking of making Rwanda his home.
01/19/2018 11:26 AM
Angola:Parliament Approves 2018 State Budget in Generality
[ANGOP] Luanda -The 2018 State Budget (OGE) was Thursday approved in generality, by the MPs to the National Assembly with 144 votes in favor and 56 abstentions.
01/19/2018 08:03 AM
Cameroon:Patriotism - Young Promoters Visit Sopecam
[Cameroon Tribune] The General Manager of the Cameroon News and Publishing Corporation had discussions with the youths who came up with the initiative « From Cameroon ».
01/19/2018 04:41 PM
Angola:Soccer - Chan2018 - Love Cabungula Confident About National Team's Victory
[ANGOP] Agadir -The former Angolan international player, member of the National Football Team's technical group, Love Cabungula, believes in the squad's victory over Cameroon, this Saturday, for the second round of the African Nations Cup for Home-based Players (CHAN), happening in Morocco.
01/19/2018 11:41 AM
Angola:President Attends 2018 State Budget Approval Session
[ANGOP] Luanda -The President of the Republic, João Lourenço, attended the general discussion and approval of 2018 State Budget proposal.
01/19/2018 08:04 AM
Angola:Minister Ensures Reinforcement of Social Integration Policies
[ANGOP] Ondjiva -The Minister of Social Action, Family and Women Promotion, Victória da Conceição, Thursday announced in Ondjiva, the strengthening of the most vulnerable social integration policies of the population with the implementation of the program of municipalization of social services.
01/19/2018 07:25 AM
Angola:Baby Drowned to Death in Pond in Ucuma
[ANGOP] Ucuma -A one-month-old baby Thursday, drowned to death in a pond in Benfica ward, Ucuma municipality in central Huambo province, after escaping from his mother's back.
01/19/2018 07:23 AM
Angola:Police Delegation Visits Angop
[ANGOP] Luanda -A delegation of the National Police General Command visits the headquarters of the Angolan News Agency (ANGOP) aimed to find out how it works.
01/19/2018 07:18 AM
Southern Africa:Human Rights Watch Calls Out Six Nations on Violations
[HRW] Johannesburg -Southern African governments clamped down on vocal journalists, activists, and opposition politicians in 2017, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2018 .
01/18/2018 06:09 PM
Angola:Aeronautical Sector Allows Tourism Development - Minister
[ANGOP] Luanda -The aeronautics sector plays a key role in the Angolan economy as it allows the development of tourism, among other areas, said Wednesday, in Luanda, the Transport Minister Augusto da Silva Tomás.
01/18/2018 02:10 PM
Burundi:'Fuel Will Be Available Within Three Days', Says Ministry of Energy
[Iwacu] Since last Thursday 11January, many of the gas stations in Bujumbura town are not providing fuel. Long queues of vehicles are seen at the few gas stations that have fuel. Léonidas Sindayigaya, Spokesperson for the Ministry of Energy and Mines reassures: "Fuel will be available within three days."
01/18/2018 11:27 AM
Angola:Former Combatants Appeal for Construction of Physical Rehabilitation Centre
[ANGOP] Cabinda -Former combatants and veterans of the homeland in the northern Cabinda Province on Wednesday, in Cabinda City, appealed to the government for the construction of a physical rehabilitation centre for war crippled nationals.
01/18/2018 02:17 PM
Angola:Government to Hear Private Entrepreneurship's Concerns
[ANGOP] Luanda -The Ministry of Economy and Planning intends to run as from next week several auscultation meetings with businesspeople linked to the country's private sector to receive additional inputs for the Programme to Support for Production, Exports Diversification and Import Replacement (PRODESI).
01/18/2018 02:15 PM
Angola:Excessive Bureaucracy Deemed Among Country's Corruption Causes
[ANGOP] Luanda -Excessive bureaucracy and lack of transparency of the regulation and procedures in public administration were pointed out last Wednesday, in Luanda, as being among the causes of corruption in Angola.
01/18/2018 02:02 PM
Rwanda:Karengera On How She Became a Global Makeup Artist
[New Times] Laura Isimbi Karengera describes makeup as "an art form like any other".
01/18/2018 11:51 AM
Burundi:"Amizero Y'abarundi" MPs Say Electoral Contribution Is "Illegal" and "Unconstitutional"
[Iwacu] In a correspondence addressed to the Speaker of the National Assembly, a group of 25 MPs of the Independent coalition "Amizero y'Abarundi" consider the process of collecting the contribution to 2020 elections as unclear and illegal. "We cannot support a process that violates the law", reads the correspondence. They say Article 4 of the joint ministerial ordinance on the contribution to 2020 elections stipulates that the contribution is not compulsory.
01/18/2018 11:28 AM
Burundi:Voter Registration Card for 2018 Referendum to Be Used in 2020 Elections
[Iwacu] Pierre Claver Ndayicariye, Chairman of the National Independent Electoral Commission (CENI), launched on 16 January, the registration of voters from Bujumbura City and Bujumbura Province in the constitutional referendum scheduled for May 2018.
01/18/2018 11:27 AM
Angola:7000 Kilometers of Road Need Rehabilitation
[ANGOP] Ndalatando -The Director general of Angolan National Institute of Road INEA, António Resende, said Tuesday in Ndalatando, Cuanza Norte province, that 7000 kilometers of the country's main road network need rehabilitation in order to interconnect the national road network.
01/18/2018 08:07 AM
Central African Republic:UN Mission Issues 48-Hour Ultimatum to Armed Groups
[UN News] The United Nations Mission in the troubled Central African Republic, known by its French acronym, MINUSCA, has given armed groups in the north of the country 48 hours to clear out.
01/18/2018 08:01 AM
Angola:Inspectors Told to Be Stricter
[ANGOP] Huambo -The inspectors of the Education and Health sectors of Huambo Province were today (Thursday) guided by the local governor, João Baptista Kussumua, to be more active in their activity, with a view to improving the quality of services provided to the population.
01/19/2018 12:14 PM
São Tomé and Príncipe:Wang Yi Holds Talks With Foreign Minister Urbino Botelho of Sao Tome and Principe
[Focac] On the evening of January 15, 2018 local time, Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks in Sao Tome with Foreign Minister Urbino Botelho of Sao Tome and Principe.
01/19/2018 10:54 AM