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2 hrs ago | AllAfrica.com

Liberia: DRC Sends Ebola Expert to Help Liberia Combat Disease

The Democratic Republic of Congo sent its Ebola virus expert to Liberia to help combat the disease following an official request by Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf's government, according to DRC information minister Lambert Mende.

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Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa, Congo, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Joseph Kabila,

6 hrs ago | In-depth Africa

Col Engangela Ordered Gang Rape Says Victim

A woman who was gang-raped and burned in her house has told a military court in the Democratic Republic of Congo she saw an army colonel give the orders.

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Related Topix: Africa, World News

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Film Comment

Soul Power

Zaire '74-a three-day music festival for which dozens of top-flight performers, some African, others American, convened in Kinshasa a month before Muhammad Ali and George Foreman's "Rumble in the Jungle"-took place during a period of intense political and artistic ferment in American music.

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SciDev.Net

View on Disability: Cheap tech for polio survivors

Two studies have recently shown that combining oral and injected polio vaccinations could extend people's immunity to the disease and reduce infection rates, SciDev.Net reported last month.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, World News, Africa

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Big News Network.com

South Africa Bans Travelers From Ebola-stricken Countries

South Africa said on Thursday that due to fears over the spread of the Ebola virus it was banning travelers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone from entering the country, apart from its own citizens.

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Related Topix: World News, South Africa, Africa, Guinea,

The Northern Miner

Banro finds 'relief' in new financing plan

Banro recently announced a large financing plan to improve its liquidity and ability to bring Namoya, its second gold mine in the Democratic Republic of the Congo , to full production.

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Related Topix: Congo, Africa, World News

Umupira

Rwanda contests CAF's disqualification

The Rwanda Football Federation on Tuesday appealed against its disqualification from 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers for fielding a player with double nationality.

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The Baltimore Sun

U.N. rights chief rebukes Security Council for failures to act

Outgoing U.N. rights chief Navi Pillay rebuked the U.N. Security Council on Thursday for putting short-term geopolitical concerns and narrowly-defined national interests ahead of intolerable human suffering and grave breaches of global peace and security.

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Related Topix: Central African Republic, Africa, World News, South Sudan

The Japan Times

Sukiyaki Meets the World a and the world gets to meet Toyama

In June of 1963, Kyu Sakamoto's "Ue wo Muite Aruko" - better known as "Sukiyaki" overseas - became Japan's first, and only, No.

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Crofs Blogs

DR Congo sends five Ebola experts to help in Liberia

The Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo has announced it will dispatch a five-man professional medical team to Liberia to help the fight against the deadly Ebola Disease.

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Related Topix: Travel, Liberia, Liberia Travel, World News, Congo, Africa Travel, Africa, Joseph Kabila, Monrovia, Liberia Travel

Iol.co.za

Cabinet approves DRC Grand Inga Treaty

Cabinet has approved the ratification of the Grand Inga Treaty with the Democratic Republic of Congo, Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe said on Thursday.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Free Dictionary

Toxic Gas Erupts from Lake Nyos

Lake Nyos is a crater lake in the Northwest Region of Cameroon , located about 315 km northwest of Yaound .

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Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters, World News, Africa, Landslide

News24

.com | Illness with Ebola-like symptoms kills several in Congo

Democratic Republic of Congo has sent its health minister and a team of experts to the remote northern Equateur province after several people died there from a disease with Ebola-like symptoms, a local official and a professor said on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Africa, World News, Epidemic, Natural Disasters,

Hispanic Business

FLSmidth to supply cement plant in the Democratic Republic of Congo

When completed, the cement plant will have a capacity of 3,000 tonnes per day. "In addition to its enormous mineral resources, the is characterised by growing stability and a rapidly increasing population.

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AllAfrica.com

Tanzania: Cotton Farmers Receive Training On Use of Pesticides

THE Cotton and Textile Development Programme is promoting 20 high-performing farmers to become village-based agro dealers in-charge of quality inputs.

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News24

.com | Angolan refugees return from DRC

Tens of thousands of Angolans living in the Democratic Republic of Congo were set to return home, for some after more than 50 years in exile, the UN refugee agency said on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Angola, Africa, World News,

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Myrtle Beach Online

Op-ed | Africa goes medieval in its fight against Ebola

As the Ebola epidemic claims new victims at an ever-increasing rate, African governments in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia have instituted a "cordon sanitaire," deploying troops to forcibly isolate the inhabitants in an area containing most of the cases.

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TeleGeography CommsUpdate

Lintel CEO divulges future plans; hopes to add two new markets within next three years

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Ziad Dalloul, the chief executive of Africell's Lebanese parent company Lintel Holding, has revealed that the company generated annual sales of USD220 million in 2013, up 30% year-on-year.

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ABC News

African Development Bank pledges $60m to fight Ebola

The aid will help authorities in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria to strengthen their surveillance and response systems to halt the spread of the deadly disease, AfDB president Donald Kaberuka said.

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AllAfrica.com

Congo-Kinshasa: Congolese Refugee Turns to Business for Survival

When humanitarian organizations in eastern DRC started reducing food provisions for able-bodied men, one man displaced by the fighting started a mobile phone charging cabin to make ends meet.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Cell Phones, Electronics

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