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DR Congo top court opens new hearing in rights activist's murder
The Supreme Court in the Democratic Republic of Congo prepared Friday for a new hearing into the 2010 murder by police of the country's most prominent human rights activist, Floribert Chebeya. The highest judicial body was set to consider a request from civil parties close to Chebeya and the association he founded, La Voix des sans Voix (VSV -- Voice of the Voiceless), aiming to ensure that any ...(8/28/2014 8:28:23 PM)
Sierra Leone move qualifier to Lubumbashi
Sierra Leone will host their Afcon qualifier with DR Congo in Lubumbashi because of a ban on international sport in the country.(8/30/2014 10:43:25 AM)
Here’s How Ebola Spread in the Democratic Republic of Congo: WHO
A suspected Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo may have no connection to the outbreak in West Africa(8/27/2014 2:42:39 PM)
Botswana blocks copper trucks from Congo on Ebola fears-Times of Zambia
More than 100 trucks hauling copper from the Democratic Republic of Congo have been denied entry into Botswana over fears of an Ebola outbreak in Congo, leaving the trucks stranded at a border crossing, local media reported on Thursday. The trucks, en route to South Africa from Democratic Republic of Congo, have been stranded in neighbouring Zambia since Monday, when they were denied entry into ...(8/28/2014 6:03:43 AM)
Congo-Kinshasa: Hope Deferred - Abrupt End to the Katanga Case Fails Victims
[ISS]On 25 June 2014, the defence team of Germain Katanga, former commander of the Force de résistance patriotique en Ituri (FPRI) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), withdrew its notice of appeal against his conviction by the International Criminal Court (ICC). On the basis of Katanga's withdrawal of appeal, the Prosecution also filed a notice of discontinuation of its appeal against the ...(8/29/2014 10:40:56 AM)
Angola: Angola Repatriation - Antonio Returns Home After 40 Years in DR Congo
[UNHCR]Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo -When Antonio last stood in his home village of Kwilu, Angola was a colony of Portugal on the verge of becoming independent.(8/29/2014 6:41:00 AM)
South African electricity markets receive support by fresh impetus to the Inga-3 hydropower project
Last year's agreement between South Africa and Democratic Republic of Congo to purchase a large part of the energy yield of the Inga-3 dam has given fresh impetus to the hydropower project. The development,.......(8/28/2014 8:00:00 PM)
The Co-Discoverer Of Ebola Never Imagined An Outbreak Like This
In 1976, scientist Peter Piot was part of the team that discovered the Ebola virus. The epidemic today in West Africa, he says, is "absolutely unexpected and unprecedented."(8/29/2014 3:46:21 PM)
Congo-Kinshasa: MSF Reinforces Response to DRC Ebola Outbreak in Boende
[MSF]The lead teams from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) who arrived in the Boende health zone, in Republic democratic of Congo (DRC) 10 days ago were bolstered on Wednesday of this week by the arrival of 17 specialists, including doctors, nurses, logisticians, pharmacists, and hygiene and sanitation specialists.(8/30/2014 4:26:10 AM)
Congo Copper Hauler Says Botswana Denies Trucks Entry
Botswana denied entry to trucks ferrying copper from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa’s biggest producer of the metal, because of fears about the Ebola outbreak in that country, according to a hauler of the metal.(8/28/2014 3:53:19 AM)
Source: Yahoo