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Facebook, Taxify among first 25 speakers announced for Africa Tech Summit

The first 25 speakers from leading tech companies across Africa have been announced for the upcoming Africa Tech Summit Kigali which is set to take place in February in Kigali, Rwanda. The tech event, which is supported by the Rwandan Minister of ICT and RwandAir, will take place on 14 and 15 Februa

VENTUREBURN.COM - 2017-11-24 16:00:11

Rohingya Return Deal: Reality or PR Stunt? - Daily Brief

Plus: Zimbabwe's new president sworn in; Refugees removed from Manus center; People starving under siege in Syria and Yemen; UN experts threatened in Burundi; Torture in Rwanda; Kyrgyzstan has a new president; and the French foreign minister is in China. Get the Daily Brief by email, on Snapchat (fo

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH - 2017-11-24 11:55:56

Five decapitated bodies found in restive DR Congo region

Goma (DR Congo) (AFP) - Five decapitated bodies have been found in a village of the Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu province, a region which has been plagued by inter-ethnic violence, local authorities said Friday. The bodies were found Thursday in Kibirizi, a village about 200 kilometres

YAHOO! - 2017-11-24 16:48:13

Gor Mahia duo missing in Rwanda's Cecafa squad

The Cowboys' season is (almost) over after its Thanksgiving Day stinker Rwanda will tackle Harambee Stars in the opening match of the 2017 Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup, but without Gor Mahia's duo, Jacques Tuyisenge and Meddie Kagere. The two were omitted by former Stars coach Antoine Hey who named a

MSN.COM - 2017-11-24 14:19:09

Ex-international decry change of Cecafa venue

Boniface Ambani has told Football Kenya Federation to rethink its decision to move Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup matches from Kisumu. FKF on Thursday shifted the preliminary round of Group A matches from Kisumu to Machakos, citing uncertainty in the Lakeside city ahead of next Tuesday's swearing cerem

YAHOO SPORTS - 2017-11-24 10:14:43

Rwanda says ready to accept some 10,000 asylum seekers deported from Israel

Rwanda is ready to accept some 10,000 African asylum seekers currently living in Israel so long as they are not forcibly deported from the country, Rwanda's Foreign Affairs Minister Louise Mushikiwabo said Thursday. In an interview with Rwanda's English-language newspaper the New Times, Mushikiwabo

I24NEWS - 2017-11-24 06:30:47

Mnangagwa, the 'Crocodile,' sworn in as Zimbabwe president

HARARE (Reuters) - Emmerson Mnangagwa was sworn in on Friday as President of Zimbabwe in front of thousands of cheering supporters at Harare's national stadium, bringing the final curtain down on the 37-year rule of Robert Mugabe. Taking his oath of office, the 75-year-old former security chief kno

REUTERS UK - 2017-11-24 11:17:00

Rwanda offers refuge to 'migrants held captive in Libya'

(CNN)Rwanda is offering refuge to enslaved African migrants trapped in Libya, following a CNN investigation last week. A CNN team traveled to Libya and witnessed a dozen men being sold for as little as $400 each. "Rwanda, like the rest of the world, was horrified by the images of the tragedy curre

CNN - 2017-11-24 13:24:17

After the outbreak: Med schools boost Ebola-wrecked Liberia

The Ebola epidemic that ravaged Liberia took a heavy toll on the country's medical ranks, leaving the West African nation with one of the lowest doctor-to-patient ratios in the world. To build the country's health care system back up, teams from American universities and hospitals, with backing from

GREENWICHTIME - 2017-11-23 17:12:30

Uganda Charges 8 Journalists With Treason

Ugandan authorities have arrested eight senior staff members of the Red Pepper national newspaper and charged them with treason. Police raided the Kampala offices of the privately owned English-language newspaper late Tuesday and detained the journalists, whom they accused of publishing a false stor

VOICE OF AMERICA - 2017-11-23 23:32:01

Rwanda: Civil rights group petitions for government to release Diane Rwigara

Diane Shima Rwigara Photo Credit Youtube 35-year-old Diane Rwigara the Rwandan Presidential hopeful was disqualified from running against President Paul Kagame in the August presidential election due to charges of forgery and inciting insurrection during her bid to run for president. Rwigara has had

THISISAFRICA.ME - 2017-11-23 09:44:34

Immersive education: Family travels abroad

If you go Dance Across the World Saturday, 4 p.m. After a year of learning traditional dances from nations across the world, 11-year-old Coralie is eager to share. She'll teach dances of Indonesia, India, Uganda and Rwanda. Carbondale Branch Library, 320 Sopris Ave. | Free | 963-2889 | gcpld.org


IATA Urges African States to Release Blocked Airline Funds

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on African governments to address the increasingly acute problem of blocked airline funds. According to IATA, African airlines continue to experience varying degrees of difficulty repatriating revenues earned in most countries on the cont


Rwanda: Ready to Take 10,000 Asylum Seekers From Israel - if They're Willing to Come

In an interview with Rwanda's New Times, foreign minister says negotiations with Israel are ongoing Report says Israel would pay $5,000 for every asylum seeker Rwanda is willing to take in An asylum seeker waits in the Holot detention center. Eliyahu Hershkovitz Rwandan Foreign Affairs Minister L

HAARETZ.COM - 2017-11-23 20:01:30

Kisumu affected as Cecafa moves Group matches

Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup Group 'A' matches have been moved from Kisumu to Machakos. Football Kenya Federation arrived at the decision after teams raised fears about the security situation in Kisumu ahead of next week's swearing-in of President Uhuru Kenyatta. As such, FKF tentatively settled on K

SPORTING NEWS - 2017-11-23 15:05:49

Kenya plunge further down in Fifa rankings

Kenya has dropped nine places in the latest Fifa World rankings. Harambee Stars now occupy position 111 globally, below Cecafa opponents, Uganda, Zimbabwe and Libya. Kenya, who were position 102 in the last rankings, droped nine places and 34 places behind neighbors Uganda, who are 74th despite drop

SPORTING NEWS - 2017-11-23 09:42:11

Juma itching for Cecafa glory

Fresh from his top-scoring exploits in the just concluded SportPesa Premier League season, Masoud Juma asserts he is now keen to extend his prolific form at the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup. The Kariobangi Sharks forward spoke to Nation Sport on Wednesday, moments after he was named in new Harambee S

YAHOO SPORTS - 2017-11-23 18:59:17

Kariobangi Sharks striker sets eye on Golden Boot in Cecafa

Kariobangi Sharks forward Masoud Juma has pleaded with Kenyan fans to exercise restraint, and support their favourite teams regardless of how they fare on during games. The 21-year old is still basking in glory after a highly successful 2017 campaign. His 17-goals elevated him as the top marksman in

SPORTING NEWS - 2017-11-23 08:18:20

Rwanda's Torture Problem

Rwanda's military has routinely unlawfully detained and tortured detainees with beatings, asphyxiations, mock executions and electric shocks. This week, Rwanda has a routine session before the United Nations Committee Against Torture (CAT), a body of human rights experts that monitors implementation

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH - 2017-11-23 08:38:26

Rwanda Offers to Host African Migrants Stranded in Libya

In an unusual gesture that could partly reverse a more familiar northward odyssey toward Europe, Rwanda offered on Thursday to house or help repatriate some of the thousands of African migrants being held in Libya and reportedly auctioned there as slaves. A statement from the country's Foreign Minis

NEW YORK TIMES - 2017-11-23 16:55:58