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1 hr ago | 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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5 hrs ago | Scoop

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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9 hrs ago | 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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10 hrs ago | 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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15 hrs ago | 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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17 hrs ago | 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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AllAfrica.com

Nigeria: Amid Ebola Scare, Nigeria Shuns Dancing Monkeys, Bush Meat

Nigeria is cracking down on hunting and discouraging the use of wild animals for entertainment to stave off the spread of Ebola.

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ITV

Death toll in Congo Ebola outbreak reaches 13

A total of 13 people, including five health workers, have now died from Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to a report by the UN.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Switched

WHO Shuts Sierra Leone Lab After Worker Infected With Ebola

The World Health Organization said on Tuesday it had shut a laboratory in Sierra Leone after a health worker there was infected with Ebola, a move that may hamper efforts to boost the global response to the worst ever outbreak of the disease.

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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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In-depth Africa

Mob kills man suspected of committing arson in Mansa

Mansa/Aug 26/14, ZANIS - A 40-year-old has been killed by a mob justice in Mwansabombwe for allegedly setting ablaze houses in which property worth over K46, 000 has been destroyed.

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News24

.com | Experts: Torture common in E Africa, DRC

Human rights experts from five East African countries and Democratic Republic of Congo say despite progress in their countries in ratifying the United Nations Convention against Torture, human rights abuse is still prevalent as governments appear reluctant to draft and implement local laws.

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Crofs Blogs

ECDC: New outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Democratic Republic of...

ECDC: New outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Democratic Republic of the Congo likely unrelated to the west African outbreak a On 24 August 2014, the Minister of Health in the Democratic Republic of the Congo confirmed an outbreak of Ebola virus disease in the area of Djera, outside Boende, Equateur province,northern DRC.

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AllAfrica.com

Congo-Kinshasa: Information Ministry Bans 61 Newspapers

Reporters Without Borders calls on the information ministry to rescind two new decrees, one on 18 August declaring 75 newspapers defunct for failing to publish for the past three years, and one on 20 August banning 61 other newspapers on the grounds that they have no legal existence.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

Sky News

UK Ebola Man's Family Praise 'Excellent Care'

Relatives of William Pooley, 29, who is being treated in London's Royal Free Hospital, have praised the care he is receiving.

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