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Ebola 'hysteria' causes discrimination against patients - health dept

Panic surrounding the Ebola virus has affected healthcare workers and has led to the discrimination against patients suspected of being infected.

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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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Indybay.org

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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National Public Radio

The Co-Discoverer Of Ebola Never Imagined An Outbreak Like This

Peter Piot was one of the co-discoverers of the Ebola virus in 1976. "I never thought we would see such a devastating and vast epidemic," he says.

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Brandon Sun

Scientists at Canada's National Lab created, tested the anti-Ebola drug ZMapp

Gary Kobinger works in a mobile laboratory installed by specialists of the National Public Health Agency of Canada, in Mweka, Congo, Friday, Sept.

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Castanet.net

Ebola drug's Canadian roots

Gary Kobinger works in a mobile laboratory installed by specialists of the National Public Health Agency of Canada, in Mweka, Congo, Friday, Sept.

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AllAfrica.com

Congo-Kinshasa: Hope Deferred - Abrupt End to the Katanga Case Fails Victims

On 25 June 2014, the defence team of Germain Katanga, former commander of the Force de rsistance patriotique en Ituri in the Democratic Republic of Congo , withdrew its notice of appeal against his conviction by the International Criminal Court .

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Africell DRC poised to launch 3G before end-2014

Fast-growing Congolese mobile operator Africell expects to upgrade its cellular networks with 3G technology before the end of 2014, BizTechAfrica reports, citing a company insider who wishes to remain anonymous.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

SNL Financial

China Nonferrous Mining's H1 copper output buoyed by first production at Mabende

The company said Aug. 28 that blister copper output was up 17.23% from the first six months of 2013 to 111,980 tonnes, while copper cathode production climbed 28.21% to 22,372 tonnes.

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CPJ Press Freedom Online

CongoNews editor held without charge after criticizing archbishop

An editor from the Democratic Republic of Congo has been held by police without charge for a week in connection with libel allegations over a column published in the privately owned bi-weekly CongoNews , according to local journalists and news reports.

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Ebola caseload could exceed 20,000 in course of emergency

The roadmap "responds to the urgent need to dramatically scale up the international response," WHO said in a statement .

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Foreign Policy

The Political Magic of Roads

A friend was asking me about my recent trip to Rwanda. What, he wanted to know, surprised me the most? No, actually, just the opposite.

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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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In-depth Africa

FDLR generating $71m from businesses with wives of DRC officers

SylvestreMudacumura, the reclusive FDLR military commander. This is the only photo available to the ICC which has indicted him on dozens of charges With sales of Hemp, charcoal, ivory and taxation Rwandan FDLR rebels are making millions of dollars annually with help from Congolese army units in the east of the massive country, says a classified ... (more)

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Reuters

Botswana blocks copper trucks from Congo on Ebola fears-Times of Zambia

More than 100 trucks hauling copper from the Democratic Republic of Congo have been denied entry into Botswana over fears of an Ebola outbreak in Congo, leaving the trucks stranded at a border crossing, local media reported on Thursday.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Eastern Daily Press

North Elmham woman wears her waste for a fortnight

Kate Heath is raising awareness of waste and recycling by wearing all the non-oganic rubbish for the next 14 days she generates.

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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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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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The Independent

Italy's Deputy Senate Speaker who compared country's first...

Roberto Calderoli claims video evidence from the Congo shows CA©cile Kyenge's father - a tribal leader - putting a 'macumba' on him as punishment for the insult The senior politician who caused outrage by comparing Italy's first black minister to an orang-utan, now claims he is under siege from vengeful African spirits.

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Malaysian National News Agency

Airlines To EAC Asked To Carry Ebola Surveillance Forms

Authorities have asked airlines landing or transiting through any of the five East African Community member states to introduce special surveillance forms for tracking down Ebola suspects.

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