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Over 20 people feared dead after a barge sank on Congo River

– Advertisement – Up to 25 people are feared to have died after a barge sank on the Congo River in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) northeastern province of Tshopo said six bodies have been recovered. Overloading and the poor state of the vessel are believed to be the cause of the accident. “A barge, which was leaving Kisangani for Basoko, sank on Friday evening. The toll today is six bodies which have been recovered, 237 survivors and 19 missing,” Tshopo’s…

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President of Central African Republic wins re-election

– Advertisement – The president of the Central African Republic President Faustin Archange Touadéra has won re-election in last month’s presidential election. He secured almost 54% of the votes in the December 27 first round of voting, according to results from electoral commission. Mathias Morouba, president of the National Election Authority (ANE) told journalists in the capital, Bangui that the president won an “absolute majority”. Former Prime Minister, Anicet George Pologuele, finished in second with just 21% of the votes, while Martin Ziguele finished third with 7% of the votes.…

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Democratic Green Party of Rwanda End of Year Message and Aspirations for 2021

As we come to the close of the year 2020, which was characterized by the COVID-19 Pandemic that left many families mourning the loss of their loved ones, we take on this moment to foremost comfort all those that lost their loved ones and express our gratitude to all front-line workers who sacrificed themselves to contain this pandemic in Rwanda. A big thank you thank to all Nurses, Doctors, others in the medical professional and our National Police in collaboration with all security organs who worked tirelessly to ensure our…

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UN says it has retaken CAR town from rebels

– Advertisement – The United Nations has said that it has retaken the town of Bambari in the Central African Republic (CAR) from rebels. The rebels had seized the town on Tuesday with the government alleging an attempted coup. The government accused the former president, François Bozizé, of joining up with armed groups in an attempt to stage a coup – something he has denied. Three of the powerful armed groups that control most of the country’s territory began advancing towards the capital along critical main roads on Tuesday ahead…

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Central Africa Republic: Rebel push ‘under control’

– Advertisement – Rebel forces advancing on the Central African Republic’s capital Bangui have been pushed back and the situation is “under control”, a spokesman for UN peacekeeping forces said Sunday, as tensions mount a week before key elections. The government had alleged an attempted coup when three of the powerful armed groups that control most of the country’s territory began advancing towards the capital along critical main roads, ahead of presidential and legislative elections scheduled for December 27. Earlier Sunday, the Coalition of the Democratic Opposition (COD-2020) called for…

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DR Congo declares end to recent Ebola outbreak

– Advertisement – The Democratic Republic of Congo has again declared an end to the recent Ebola outbreak that claimed 55 lives. The country is free from the deadly disease after more than 40 days without a case. DR Congo’s health minister said “Congratulations to the government, health workers, responders & communities for this achievement while battling Covid-19.” The 11th #Ebola outbreak in #DRC🇨🇩 has officially been declared over by DRC health minister @LongondoEteni! Congratulations to the government, health workers, responders & communities for this achievement while battling #COVID19!🥳 End…

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Rebels kill more than 20 in the Democratic Republic of Congo

– Advertisement – More than 20 civilians have been killed in an attack on a village in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Authorities in the DRC have blamed the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebel group for the attack. Reports say the rebels first attacked a rival group of Congolese militia members before killing inhabitants in the village of Lisasa. Local administrator Donat Kibwana, from the Beni territory in North Kivu province, put the “preliminary death toll” at 21. In a statement a local NGO Cepadho said 15 out of the 21 people…

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Cameroon: President Biya condemns school mass shooting

– Advertisement – Cameroon’s President Paul Biya has in a statement condemned the killing of seven children in a mass shooting at a school in the Anglophone region. Twelve children were also injured in the attack which took place on Saturday. The attack took place in a region where separatist insurgents have been battling government forces since 2017. The attack has been widely condemned and is likely to pile further pressure on the government to do more to end the conflict. President Biya said Saturday’s shooting was a “barbaric and…

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Cameroon: Seventh child dies after shooting attack on school

– Advertisement – A 12-year-old girl died on Sunday from wounds sustained when gunmen stormed a school in the South West Region of Cameroon on Saturday and opened fire on the children, taking the death toll to seven with 12 injured. The attack on the school, in the region where separatist insurgents have been battling government forces since 2017, has drawn widespread condemnation and is likely to pile further pressure on the government to do more to end the conflict. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack in the…

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Rwanda legalizes growing of cannabis for medical purposes

– Advertisement – Rwanda has legalized the growing of cannabis but only for medical purposes. It has now become the first East African nation to legalize the growing of cannabis. Effort to legalize the growing of cannabis for medical purposes started in 2010 when the government introduced a bill in parliament. Rwandan officials said at the time that new changes to the country’s laws on cannabis was “to contribute to the protection of the population while ensuring that drugs and psychotropic substances are exclusively available for scientific and medical purposes.”…

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