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Salima Mukansanga is AFCON’s first female referee

– – Rwanda’s Salima Mukansanga is the first female to officiate at the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) tournament. Mukansanga was part of the officiating team for the group B game between Guinea and Malawi on Monday at Stade Kouekong. She however served as the fourth official on the day – a first for a woman in the men’s game. Mukansanga will be making her official debut referring as a woman on Monday at the men’s tournament taking place in Cameroon this year. The 33rd edition of the AFCON was…

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Rwanda: Local made banana brew kills eleven people

– – Rwandan officials have confirmed the death of eleven people in the country’s south eastern district of Bugesera. The eleven were reported to have died after drinking a local brew made from bananas during the Christmas festive season. The Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) said four other persons are reported to be in hospital for treatment. Five people have been arrested, including the brewery’s owner, according to RIB officials. The brewery was reported to be operating without a licence. Its operations have now been suspended. – – High levels of…

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Rwanda 

Democratic Green Party of Rwanda End of Year Message and Aspirations for 2022

The present year has come to an end making space for the new year. Like the previous year, 2021 was also characterized by the COVID-19 Pandemic and the country had two lockdowns, this year has also left many families mourning the loss of their loved ones. We would like to take on this moment to foremost comfort and condole all those who lost their loved ones. We would like to also express our sincere gratitude to all front-line workers who sacrificed themselves to contain this pandemic in Rwanda. A big…

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Africa Cameroon Football Sports World 

Afcon 2021: CAF hopeful of ‘exceptional’ tournament

– – The president of the Confederation of African Football (Caf), Patrice Motsepe, has reiterated that the delayed Africa Cup of Nations will go ahead as planned. Motsepe was speaking with less than three weeks until the tournament kicks off as he visited Yaounde’s Olembe Stadium, which will host the opening match on 9 January. His comments came as speculation persists that the finals will be delayed further or even cancelled because of the latest problems with the global Covid-19 pandemic. “I will be in Cameroon on 7 January with my…

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Africa Ghana Rwanda West Africa World 

Youth Connekt Africa Summit ends amid calls for youth-led solutions

– – Young Africans have called for more freedom and opportunities to propel the socio-economic growth of the continent as thousands of them took part in the2021 Youth Connekt Africa summit held in Ghana’s capital, Accra. The annual convening event connects youth from across the continent and beyond with policy influencers, political and industry leaders among others on accelerating youth empowerment efforts in Africa. This is the first time the summit is being held outside of Rwanda, where it first started as the brain child of President Paul Kagame. Youth…

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DR Congo: Meningitis outbreak declared with 129 deaths

– – The World Health Organization has declared an epidemic of meningitis in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo. So far 129 people have died from the outbreak, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. In a statement it said a total of 261 suspected cases have been recorded with a “high case fatality ratio of 50 percent.” “Confirmatory tests carried out by the Institut Pasteur in Paris detected Neisseria meningitidis – one of the most frequent types of bacterial meningitis with the potential to cause large epidemics,” the statement…

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DR Congo: 12 dead; over 4000 sick from toxic leak

– – At least 12 people have died in the Democratic Republic of Congo as a result of toxic leak. The toxic substances were leaked from a diamond mine in neighboring Angola. About 4,500 people have also fallen sick as a result of the incident in the south of the Country. The country’s environment minister Eve Bazaiba said DR Congo would ask for reparations for the damage caused but did not specify an amount. After a visit to Kasai province, where the Tshikapa River turned red and many fish died,…

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Rebels hack 19 civilians to death in DR Congo

– – At least nineteen civilians have been hacked to death and burnt in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The civilians were reportedly killed by Uganda rebels in the DRC. The incident occurred during an attack on the Kasanzi village in the Beni territory of North Kivu. Red Cross workers who went into the bush to search for those missing have so far retrieved fourteen bodies. A local official Kakule Kalunga has told the AFP that several houses were also set ablaze. – – “[The] 19 people were killed by the rebels…

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Rwanda to host schoolgirls from Afghanistan

– – The Rwandan government has announced that it is willing and ready to host several schoolgirls from Afghanistan. The takeover of the country by the Taliban fighters has sparked chaos and forcing citizens to flee. A privately run School of Leadership, Afghanistan (Sola) on Tuesday announced that about 250 students, staff and family members were traveling to Rwanda. The founder of the School, Shabana Basij-Rasikh said on Twitter that “Everyone is en route, by way of Qatar, to the nation of Rwanda where we intend to begin a semester…

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Congolese bill seeks to limit dowry payment to $500

– – A politician in the Democratic Republic of Congo has introduced a bill in the country’s parliament seeking to revise dowry payments for marriages. Daniel Mbau is concerned about what he called exorbitant dowry prices ranging from $2000 and above. His bill is proposing a dowry payment of $500 for women from the cities and $200 for women from rural areas. According to Mbau, the present high dowry price is preventing many young people from engaging in lawful marriages, resulting in a significant number of rapes. The politician is…

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