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Africa: UN Publishes Pioneering Study on Gap Between Rich and Poor

[UNDP] Cape Town -The widest gaps in income between the rich and the poor in Africa are to be found in five southern African nations, as well as the Comores and the Central African Republic, says a pioneering new study on income inequality on the continent. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Kigali Court Adjourns Rwigaras' Case to Next Week

[East African] A Kigali court has adjourned the pretrial hearing of a critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame facing criminal charges. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Government Moves to Relax Anti-Abortion Law

[New Times] Procuring abortion under specific circumstances is set to be easier if proposed changes to the Penal Code getting the backing of Parliament. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon: AU Silent Over Cameroon Separatist Crisis

[Deutsche Welle] Cameroon has disputed a report that said 100 people died in anti-government protests. The African Union has largely remained quiet as secession sentiments gather steam in the central African nation. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon: Teachers' Strike in Anglophone Regions Nears 11-Month Mark

[VOA] The teachers' strike in Cameroon's two English-speaking regions is coming up on 11 months with no end in sight, though the government tells VOA that talks are ongoing. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Government Pledges to Improve Teachers' Welfare

[New Times] The government has reaffirmed its commitment to improving teachers' welfare. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Experts Devise Ways to Tackle Poultry Diseases

[New Times] Experts have called for adoption of better approaches to address antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in poultry. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Hilton Hotel Franchise Enters Rwanda Market

[New Times] Global hotel franchise, Hilton Hotel, is entering the Rwandan market by taking over Ubumwe Grande Hotel in downtown Kigali. (AllAfrica)

Angola: Media Minister Wants Greater Role of Angop

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Media minister, Joćo Melo, said on Thursday that he intends to work to give greater prominence and visibility to the country's only News Agency (ANGOP) within the information system. (AllAfrica)

Angola: Monument to Unknown Soldier Deemed Fine

[ANGOP] Luanda -Contrary to the comments being circulated lately in the social media about the existence of cracks on the structure of the monument honouring the Unknown Soldier, this new tourism attraction infrastructure built in downtown Luanda City is in good condition, running no risk of breaking up as it has been alleged. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Angolan Vendors Irk Namibian Business People

[Namibian] SOME Namibian small business owners and vendors in the north have expressed discontent with the increasing number of Angolan citizens selling on the streets of many northern towns. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Rwandan Rwigara Family in Court for Pretrial Hearing

[East African] Diane Shima Rwigara, a critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame, was taken to court Friday for a pre-trial hearing. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon: Bamenda - Life Returns As Teachers Celebrate

[Cameroon Tribune] World Teachers day message challenges North West teachers to excel in education mission. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon: Chantal Biya International Cycling Race - Government Prescribes Diligence in Preparations

[Cameroon Tribune] The Minister of Sports and Physical Education has cautioned the Cameroon cycling federation against plans to postpone the event. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon: Carnet Diplomatique - Cameroon, Korea Celebrate Fruitful Ties

[Cameroon Tribune] Ambassador Lim Jae-Hoon used the occasion of his country's National Day Wednesday to acclaim strides recorded thus far. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Unicef to Expand Early Childhood Devt Programmes in Rwanda

[New Times] UNICEF is set to expand its early childhood development (ECD) programmes in Rwanda following a new grant worth over ?3.5 million from the IKEA Foundation. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Local Cyclists Eye 2017 Tour Du Rwanda Glory

[New Times] Local riders are determined to dominate Rwanda's most exciting annual sporting event (Tour du Rwanda) scheduled to kick off from November 12-19. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: APR Refute Claims of Hiring Masudi

[New Times] APR FC have denied reports that they have appointed Djuma Masudi as the new head coach to replace Jimmy Mulisa. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Remains of Over 500 Genocide Victims Buried in Kicukiro

[New Times] Remains of 547 victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi were Thursday given a decent burial at Nyanza Genocide Memorial Centre in Kicukiro District. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: "Music Is Our Weapon" Comes to Kigali

[New Times] "Music Is Our Weapon", the award-winning youth development documentary by Nigerian filmmaker Taye Balogun, will be screened in Kigali this Friday, October 6. (AllAfrica)

Burundi: Lake Tanganyika Protection is Everyone's Duty, Says Second Deputy President

[Iwacu] The issue of Lake Tanganyika pollution has been raised by different MPs when the Second Deputy President was presenting achievements of the ministries for which he is responsible for the past six months in the National Assembly. Joseph Butore says everyone should be involved in lakes' protection. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Why Is Chad Part of Trump's Travel Ban?

[ISS] Since taking office in January, United States (US) President Donald Trump has made more than his fair share of inexplicable decisions. But the inclusion of Chad in the latest revision of his infamous travel ban may just be the most inexplicable of the lot. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon: Descent Into Crisis - the Long History of Anglophone Discord

[IRIN] Cameroon's anglophone crisis reached a new low at the weekend when at least 17 people were shot dead by security forces and 50 wounded, according to Amnesty International. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon: Uphold Precious Peace!

[Cameroon Tribune] Information from the North West and South West Regions speaks of a gradual return to normalcy of activities that characterise man's life. Pupils and students who can overcome fear of the unknown are now going to school, workers and users of public service can equally go about their activities unperturbed. In fact, people are reportedly back to their routine chores. This shows that inhabitants are turning their backs on violence that surrounded October 1, the day apologists of separation predicted to herald (AllAfrica)

Cameroon: Violence in NW & SW Regions - Govt Decries Biased Media Reporting

[Cameroon Tribune] Below is a press release from the Minister of Communication. (AllAfrica)

Central African Republic: Rebels Accused of Rape Spree in CAR Conflict

[CAJ News] Kinshasa -ARMED groups in the Central African Republic have abused rape and sexual slavery as a tactic of war. The serious human rights violations have persisted during the five-year conflict between Christian militants and Muslim radicals. The predominantly Muslim Seleka and the largely Christian and animist militia known as anti-balaka, have used sexual violence as revenge for perceived support of those on the other side of the sectarian divide. Army commanders have allegedly tolerated widespread sexual violence b (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: CAHB League - APR Eye Quarter Final Finish

[New Times] APR handball club will be looking to at least reach the quarter-finals when they make their debut at the forthcoming CAHB Africa Champions League in Hammamet, Tunisia. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Rwanda, Sweden Join Hands to End GBV Through Drama

[New Times] Mashirika Performing Arts and Media Company has entered a partnership with International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People (ASSITEJ-Sweden), a Swedish-based organisation, to develop a project aimed at fighting gender-based violence through theatre and arts. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon: Curbing Excesses in Media Reporting

[Cameroon Tribune] The incessant creation of media organs necessitate more stringent regulations (AllAfrica)

Cameroon: New Energy Vehicles - Chinese Manufacturer Consolidates African Presence

[Cameroon Tribune] BAIC BJEV hopes to produce 50,000 vehicles a year from its new South African plant. (AllAfrica)

Chad: UN Report Falls Short On Humanitarian Crisis Around Lake Chad

[IPS] Stockholm, Sweden -It is encouraging to see that the United Nations Security Council is beginning to acknowledge the transboundary dimensions of fragility and conflict, as demonstrated by its newly launched Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in the Lake Chad Basin region. The report, which was presented in the Security Council on 13 September 2017, emphasizes the need for regional responses and enhanced cooperation of different UN and humanitarian agencies as an important step to addressing the unfolding humani (AllAfrica)