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21 min ago | The Daily Beast

How Gorillas Are Outsmarting EbolaBy Melissa Leon

Ten years ago, a population of gorillas in Central Africa was ravaged by the deadly virus.

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4 hrs ago | In-depth Africa

UN Special Envoy Djinnit Meets with Congolese Leadership, Reaffirm...

UN Special Envoy Djinnit Meets with Congolese Leadership, Reaffirm Centrality of Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework as Linchpin for Stability and Shared Prosperity in the DRC and the Region.

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Related Topix: Democratic Republic of the Congo, World News, Africa

4 hrs ago | Our World 2.0

Five Cool Tech Ideas That Are Changing the World

Mobile technology is the most promising way to bring about improvements to the way people worldwide live, according to recent findings by the Nominet Trust, a United Kingdom-based organization that invests in projects which use technology to tackle pressing social challenges.

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Related Topix: Computers, Africa

Sun Aug 31, 2014

New Vision

UPDF mourns Congolese general

By John B. Thawite The UPDF is mourning the death of their Congolese comrade, Maj.

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Related Topix: World News, Uganda, Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo,

The Raw Story

British lesbian activist escapes after being held by her mother who...

A British lesbian activist has flown home to safety after being held captive by her mother in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, who wanted to "fix" her sexuality.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Africa, World News, Democratic Republic of the Congo,

Sat Aug 30, 2014

IndyMedia

Banks and Investors Call for New Debt Rules In Wake of Argentina Hedge Fund Case

The International Capital Market Association , a group of banks and investors, will call Friday for reforms aimed at preventing repeats of the Argentina/NML Capital debt dispute.

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Related Topix: Africa, World News, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Economics News, Bankruptcy

Fri Aug 29, 2014

News24

.com | DRC court opens new hearing in activist's murder

The Supreme Court in the Democratic Republic of Congo prepared Friday for a new hearing in the 2010 murder by police of the country's most prominent human rights activist, Floribert Chebeya.

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Centers for Disease Control and Preve...

Alert - Ebola in Democratic Republic of the Congo

The purpose of this alert is to notify travelers that a small number of Ebola cases have been reported in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and to inform travelers of actions they can take to reduce their risk of getting the disease.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Travel, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Congo Travel, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo Travel, Republic of the Congo Travel, Africa Travel, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Daily Kos

Ebola is mutating rapidly as it spreads

A paper recently published by Science online documents the spread of Ebola from Guinea to Sierra Leone.

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Africa, US News, Liberal Political News

IndyMedia

Banks and Investors Challenge Predatory Funds Solutions Fall Short of Comprehensive Prote

The International Capital Market Association , a group of banks and investors, released a new debt framework this morning aimed at reducing the ability of predatory funds and holdout investors to undermine debt restructuring.

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AllAfrica.com

Angola: Angola Repatriation - Antonio Returns Home After 40 Years in DR Congo

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo - When Antonio last stood in his home village of Kwilu, Angola was a colony of Portugal on the verge of becoming independent.

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Cross Roads News

African diplomat lobbies for Ebola drug, supplies

Former District 1 Commissioner Elaine Boyer is free on $25,000 bond after being charged with federal mail and wire fraud on Aug. 26 As the Ebola virus rages on unchecked in West Africa, an Atlanta-based diplomat is urging the United States to send shipments of the experimental drug Zmapp and other emergency aid to Liberia.

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Related Topix: Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Liberia, World News, Africa, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Emory University, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Thu Aug 28, 2014

In-depth Africa

The United Nations special envoy for the Great Lakes Region received at the African Union

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, August 27, 2014/African Press Organization / - The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union , Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, met with the newly-appointed United Nations Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region, Said Djinnit, on 26 August 2014, at the AU's headquarters in Addis Ababa, as he begins his new mission in the ... (more)

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Reuters

World Bank cuts Rwanda's 2014 growth forecast

The World Bank has cut its 2014 growth forecast for Rwanda, blaming delayed spending on energy and transport and a slowdown of credit growth to the private sector.

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IOMA

SEC's Conflict Minerals Regulations: Lessons Learned and A Look Ahead

The Securities and Exchange Commission's rules impose disclosure and due diligence requirements on publicly-traded companies that manufacture products containing certain minerals designated as "conflict minerals."

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Related Topix: Securities and Exchange Commission, Corporate / Securities Law, Law, World News, Africa, Georgetown (Washington, DC)

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Scoop

Workshop Aims to Boost Africa's Defences Against Ebola

Two midwives in Ebola protective gear supplied by UNFPA hand over a newborn to her mother at the Star of the Sea Clinic in West Point, Monrovia, Liberia.

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Science

WHO reports Ebola deaths in DRC

International aid organizations, already stretched to the limit by the biggest Ebola outbreak on record, are facing a second, probably unrelated cluster of cases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo .

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AllAfrica.com

Congo-Kinshasa: Kabila Eyes Lifetime Presidency and Must Be Given a Way Out

Current events in the elite politics of the DRC should be of great concern for those who follow developments in the country.

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Related Topix: Democratic Republic of the Congo, World News, Africa, Joseph Kabila

ScienceBlogs

DR Congo #Ebola Outbreak [Greg Laden's Blog]

We can now be pretty sure that the Ebola outbreak in the DR Congo is not an extension of the West African outbreak.

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Related Topix: Africa, World News, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Tue Aug 26, 2014

AllAfrica.com

Central Africa: Security Council Press Statement On Democratic Republic of Congo, Great Lakes Region

On 7 August, the members of the Security Council heard briefings by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Head of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo , Martin Kobler, the outgoing Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for the Great ... (more)

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