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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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Africa Central Africa Featured World 

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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Africa Cameroon Featured West Africa World 

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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Africa East Africa Rwanda World 

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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Rwanda Democratic Green Party member, Alexis MUGISHA elected to the Rwandan Senate

Kigali (AGV): Members of the National Consultative Forum of Political Organisations in Rwanda on Thursday, 24th September 2020, elected both Mr.Alexis Mugisha and Ms.Mukakarangwa Clotilde to the Rwandan Senate as stipulated by the Rwandan Constitution. Both were confirmed yesterday by the Supreme Court. Mr.Alexis Mugisha, is the Commissioner General of the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda and has been a party member since its inception in 2009. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physical and Human Geography and finalising a master’s degree in Environmental and Development Studies. The Democratic Green…

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Leaders Rwanda 

20 years under Rwanda’s ‘benevolent dictator’ Paul Kagame

Written by Antonio Cascais President Paul Kagame marks 20 years at the helm of Rwanda. He’s praised by some as a pioneer for women’s rights and environmentalism but criticized by others for his iron grip on power — which could last a while still. It’s no coincidence that the first “Made in Africa” smartphone comes from Rwanda: The Mara Phone is manufactured in an industrial area in the capital Kigali, just down the road from a Volkswagen plant. The German carmaker is one of many investors in the small East…

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Democratic republic Of Congo Leaders 

The woman who fights men for a living and protects young girls in Kinshasa

The Fighter and the Pimp tells the extraordinary story of Shaki—a woman who started life as a street child, who grew up to compete as one of Congo’s first professional female wrestlers, and whose home has now become a refuge for street girls who have escaped the rapists, pimps, and thugs of Kinshasa’s most violent neighbourhoods. Shot with real intimacy in the slums and brothels of the city, this film follows Shaki as she fights to raise her daughter, to give strength and confidence to the girls through sport, and…

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OP-ED Rwanda 

The truth about the much-touted Rwanda success story

Written by Chatinkha Chidzanja Nkhoma Rwanda is a wakeup call for Africa to take bold and courageous steps. Their success is attributed to a unity for a common purpose doctrine. Their leader Kagame first made sure that everyone got on the national programme and those that didn’t were made to understand that there were seriously nasty consequences of going against the national development programme, political descent is only to be tolerated as long as it didn’t disturb development plans. They shut down the overrated civil liberties and so-called democracy and…

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Africa Business Cameroon World 

Jumia is shutting down in parts of Africa in portfolio review

Online retailer Jumia Technologies has announced the shutting down of its portfolio in Tanzania. The company announced this decision weeks after shutting its office and operations in Cameroon. Widely regarded as “the Amazon of Africa,” the company said in a statement on Thursday that “As part of our ongoing portfolio optimisation effort, Jumia has come to the difficult decision to cease our operations in Tanzania effective on November 27.” Jumia this year listed 17.6% of its shares at $14.50 a share on the New York Exchange with hopes of raking in…

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