Central Africa

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 09:27:28 GMT
Rwanda: A Grave On the Road to Justice in Rwanda
[Physicians for Human Rights] A generation has grown up without knowing about the genocide in Rwanda.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 08:29:29 GMT
Africa: Guide to Some of Continent's Best, and Cleanest Beaches
[The Conversation Africa] Africa has some of the best beaches in the world. Tourists will be flocking to them soon as those in the southern hemisphere take summer holidays and those from the north look for ways to escape their winter.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 07:40:24 GMT
Burundi: Former Minister On Trial Over May Coup Attempt
[Al Jazeera] The trial of 28 men accused of launching a failed coup in Burundi in May opened on Monday amid heightened tensions after attacks last week in which 87 people were killed.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 10:55:25 GMT
South Africa: The Rwandan Student Who Hung On to Her Dream
[GroundUp] Alice Wamundiya comes from a background where the importance of education is emphasised. When she settled in South Africa after her family fled the Rwandan genocide, she decided to help other refugees and asylum-seekers with their educatio...

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 09:46:53 GMT
Central African Republic: Referendum Vote Peaceful After Weekend Violence in CAR
[Deutsche Welle] Voting on a referendum for a new constitution in the Central African Republic was extended to a second day after violence broke out Sunday killing five people.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 11:35:43 GMT
Angola: Lawyer Leaves Trial Session Over Coup Plotter Suicide Threat
[ANGOP] Luanda -Sedrick de Carvalho, one of 17 defendants accused of preparatory acts of rebellion, threatened on Monday to kill himself, for what he calls delay by the Provincial Court of Luanda at the trial.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 11:33:26 GMT
Rwanda: ICTR Upholds Nyiramasuhuko Conviction for Conspiracy to Commit Genocide
[New Times] The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) appeals chamber yesterday upheld Pauline Nyiramasuhuko's conviction for conspiracy to commit genocide.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 11:33:21 GMT
Rwanda: It's the Duty of Parents to Feed Their Children
[New Times] Last week, the Ministry of Education announced that it will cut funding to the feeding programme in boarding secondary schools.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 11:33:20 GMT
Rwanda: Rwanda World's Fastest Developing Country, Says UN
[New Times] MONEY isn't everything. That's the idea behind the United Nations' Human Development Index, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. It incorporates measures for income, life expectancy and education into a single development scor...

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 11:01:00 GMT
Cameroon: Two Suicide Bombers Killed in Kolofata
[Cameroon Tribune] Cameroon's government spokesman and Communication Minister, Issa Tchiroma Bakary has once more congratulated security forces and vigilante groups for their successes in the ongoing war against the Boko Haram terrorist group in the ...

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 11:00:55 GMT
Cameroon: 65 Couples Joined in Mass Marriages in Douala
[Cameroon Tribune] The Ngwele Civil Status Centre in Bonaberi, Douala, was filled on December 12, 2015, during the celebration of the ninth mass marriages involving 65 couples. The couples, joined together by the Civil Status Officer, Ndafeut Robert,...

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 14:27:44 GMT
Angola: Coup Plotters Trial Continues
[ANGOP] Luanda -The trial of the 17 people charged with plotting to rebel against the State's institutions continues on Monday with the hearing of Osvaldo Caholo who denied the charges in court on Friday.

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 14:24:30 GMT
Rwanda: Rwanda Must Deal With ID Card Fraud in an Efficient Manner
[East African] The continued cases of foreigners acquiring Rwandan national identity cards illegitimately has pushed the National Identity Authority (NIA) to tighten its system to nab culprits.

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 14:23:27 GMT
Chad: Building a Future Through Education in Chad
[UNHCR] Djabal Refugee Camp, Chad -Anas, 10, and Zoera, eight, leap out from under their mosquito net into the cool morning air. It is only 6:45 when brother and sister rush through the sandy lanes of the labyrinthine Djabal refugee camp in eastern C...

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 11:08:21 GMT
Rwanda: Groove Awards 2015 Gala Was a Colourful Affair
[New Times] The biggest performance of the night was delivered by Patient Bizimana. He brought down the house with his famous track Ubwo buntu, which put revellers into spiritual mood as they cheered and sang along. Bizimana was followed by the Sheki...

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 11:00:38 GMT
Cameroon: French Senator Hails Paul Biya's Role in Cop 21
[Cameroon Tribune] Visiting French Senator representing French nationals established out of France, Jean-Yves Leconte, has hailed President Paul Biya's contribution to the success of COP 21 Climate Change Summit which just ended in Paris, France and ...

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 10:04:42 GMT
Angola: Fire Kills Six Family Members in Cacuaco
[ANGOP] Luanda -A fire of moderate proportions on Sunday evening claimed the lives of six members of a family in Belo Monte neighborhood in the municipality of Cacuaco, in Luanda.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 07:16:39 GMT
Kenya: National Men's Team Risk Missing the Olympic Qualifiers in Brazzaville
[The Star] National men's volleyball side participation in the forthcoming African Olympic qualifiers hangs in the balance as the Kenya Volleyball Federation are yet to get assurance from the government as far as the team's financial support is conce...

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 12:48:55 GMT
Angola: Zaire - SME Expels 146 Illegal Immigrants From DRC
[ANGOP] Mbanza Congo -At least one hundred and 46 citizens from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) were repatriated in the last seven days by the Migration and Foreigners Service (SME) in Zaire province, for illegal entry and stay in the country.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 12:38:00 GMT
Angola: Musician Filipe Mukenga to Release New Book
[ANGOP] Luanda -Angolan singer Filipe Mukenga announced his comeback with a new work entitled "Life, Poetry and Songs", on 19 December in Luanda.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 12:37:15 GMT
Angola: Ivorian Writer Launches Book in Luanda
[ANGOP] Luanda -The Ivorian author VĂ©ronique Tadjo will launch on the 18th December at the Angolan Writers Union (UEA), in Luanda, her book entitled "The Shadow of Imana" to be presented by the Angolan essayist Luis Kandjimbo.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 11:37:14 GMT
Angola: Minister Backs More Active Foreign Policy
[ANGOP] Luanda -The complexity of the opportunities and challenges the country is facing in domestic and foreign plans requires a more active, consistent, pragmatic and skilled external policy to protect its strategic interests, said the Angolan mini...

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 09:39:40 GMT
Southern Africa: SADC May Benefit From Cuando Cubango Investments - Foreign Minister
[ANGOP] Menongue -Angolan minister of Foreign Affairs Georges Chikoti said Sunday that the investments in the south-eastern province of Cuando Cubango are enabling the creation of infrastructure to meet the need of the neighbouring countries with str...

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 09:39:22 GMT
Angola: SADC to Benefit From Cuando Cubango Investments - Foreign Minister
[ANGOP] Menongue -Angolan minister of Foreign Affairs Georges Chikoti said Sunday that the investments in the south-eastern province of Cuando Cubango are enabling the creation of infrastructure to meet the needs of the neighbouring countries with st...

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 09:37:48 GMT
Angola: Over 20 Children Rescued From Flooded Nursery School in Viana
[ANGOP] Luanda -Twenty-two children, aged between one to five years old, were rescued Saturday after flood swept their nursery school in Viana municipality, Luanda, announced Fire-fighter Department (SNPCB).

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 09:32:38 GMT
Angola: Investments in Cuando Cubango May Boost SADC Region - Georges Chikoti
[ANGOP] Menongue -The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Georges Chikoti, said Sunday that with the investments in southern Cuando Cubango province are being built infrastructure aimed to satisfy the Angolan neighboring countries namely from the Southern A...

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 09:31:53 GMT
Angola: Angola to Contribute to Conflict Prevention, Resolution
[ANGOP] Luanda -During its presidency of the United Nations Security Council in March 2016, Angola will contribute to the promotion of an international agenda for prevention and resolution of conflicts in the world.

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 14:40:09 GMT
Angola: Angolan and Congolese Foreign Ministers Visit Tumpo
[ANGOP] Menongue -The Foreign Affairs ministers of Angola and Congo Brazzaville, Georges Rebelo Chikoti and Jean Claude Ngakosso, visited on Saturday the Tumpo Triangle, main stage of Cuito Cuanavale battle, between the former FAPLA forces and South ...

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 14:28:33 GMT
Angola: Good Harvest Expected in Soyo
[ANGOP] Soyo -A good harvest is expected this season in Soyo, northern Zaire province.

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 14:27:07 GMT
Angola: Provincial Governor Meets Municipal Administrators
[ANGOP] Saurimo -The assessment of five years of implementation of the Municipal Integrated and Rural Development and Combating Poverty Programme is being discussed as from Monday in the 4th meeting of the provincial government of Lunda Sul and munic...