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Protests break out in eastern Congo over ongoing conflict

– – Protests erupted on Monday in cities of Goma on the DRC side and Rubavu in Rwanda over ongoing conflicts in the area. Police used live ammunition to disperse the protesters who are unhappy with the ongoing war between the Congolese army and the rebel group they claim to get help from the neighboring country of Rwanda. Thousands joined… Read More
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French President hosts talks on Rwanda and DR Congo tensions

– – Amid increasing tensions, French President Emmanuel Macron hosted a meeting between leaders of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Tensions have largely been related to the activities of an armed group called M23 in eastern DR Congo which shares borders with Rwanda. M23 had been dormant for years but resumed its attacks last November, making significant gains… Read More
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U.N. helicopter crashes in east Congo

– – A United Nations helicopter on Friday crashed while flying over east Democratic Republic of Congo’s North Kivu province. The U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) confirmed the crash saying the Humanitarian Air Service chopper it was managing went down near the city of Goma. The three crew members on board sustained injuries, according to Reuters reporting. There were no passengers… Read More
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UN livid over the killing of civilians by peacekeepers in DR Congo

– – The United Nations(UN) has expressed outraged over the killing of some civilians in the DR Congo by some peacekeepers. Two civilians died whilst fifteen others sustained injuries when the peacekeepers opened fire at a border crossing. Frustration over what residents see as an inability by the peacekeeping force to stop attacks by armed groups in the region erupted… Read More
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5 Best Forex Brokers in Rwanda

– – Rwanda allows a free-wheeling foreign exchange market where commercial banks are allowed to buy foreign currency at set floating rates. Given Rwanda’s pro-business position on forex, finding an internationally registered online forex broker to trade from Rwanda should not be difficult. There are many options available to Rwandan traders in terms of forex brokers, and here we will… Read More
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Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame wants to stay in power for another 20 years

Rwanda’s President, Paul Kagame has declared his intention to stay in power for another 20 years despite serving for two decades already. Mr Kagame came to power in 1994 after his rebel forces helped end a genocide that same year. He has since been praised by many for bringing enormous development to his country but his critics say he is… Read More
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Why the UK signed a migration agreement with Nigeria

– – The United Kingdom has announced a deal with Nigeria on migration which involves tackling illegal migration. According to the UK’s Home Secretary Priti Patel made the announcement on Twitter on Thursday hours after her country deported at least 10 Nigerians for alleged immigration-related offences. The group deported to Lagos airport were then taken away to a facility not… Read More
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DR Congo buries Patrice Lumumba’s tooth

More than 60 years since he was killed and his body dissolved in acid, the only part of Patrice Lumumba’s body that remained – tooth, has now been buried. The gold-crowned tooth of Democratic Republic of Congo independence was kept by the Belgian policeman who oversaw the disposal of his body. The police officer took the tooth as a trophy… Read More
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DR Congo: New museum prepares to take in Lumumba’s tooth

– – A newly-built mausoleum in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital, Kinshasa is getting ready to welcome the gold-crowned tooth of the country’s independence hero Patrice Lumumba. The mausoleum was however designed by a Chinese architect and is about to take in the only known remains of Mr Lumumba. In September 2020, the family of Lumumba received news of… Read More
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Rwanda rejects ‘insulting’ criticism on UK asylum plan

– – The Ugandan government is rejecting the continuous international criticism of its plan to receive asylum seekers from the UK. A government spokesperson Yolande Makolo has described such criticisms as “insulting”, asking such critics to travel to the eastern Africa country to see the progress it had made. A legal action forced the first flight due to take asylum… Read More