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Angola:UN Concerned Over Expulsion of Congolese Refugees From Angola

[East African] The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Wednesday expressed concern over the repatriation of 530 DR Congolese refugees from Angola. (AllAfrica)

Africa:Tillerson's Tour Is About China's Influence and War On Terrorism

[Nation] Of the Kenya-Ethiopia-Djibouti-Chad-Nigeria circuit United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is covering in his first official African outing, he is perhaps only familiar with Nigeria, where the company he headed before joining government - ExxonMobil - drills a lot of oil. (AllAfrica)

Burundi:Activist - 'What Has Nkurunziza Done for His People?'

[Deutsche Welle] Justice and respect for human rights is what the exiled activist, Pierre Claver Mbonimpa, wants for Burundi. In May 2018, Burundians will vote in a referendum that could extend President Nkurunziza's term until 2034. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Mnangagwa Demands U.S.$1 Billion War Compensation From DR Congo

[Zimbabwe Independent] PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa last week took his election campaign begging bowl to Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Joseph Kabila, where the two leaders also discussed the political and security situation in their countries and Zimbabwe's long-standing demand for US$1 billion compensation for participating in the DRC war. (AllAfrica)

Congo-Kinshasa:More Than 2 Million Malnourished Children at Risk - UN

[VOA] The United Nations warns more than two million severely acutely malnourished children in Democratic Republic of Congo are at risk of dying unless they receive urgently needed therapeutic aid. (AllAfrica)

Gabon:Why There May Be a Silver Lining to Ali Bongo's Power Grab

[The Conversation Africa] Despite Gabon's vast oil wealth a third of its citizens live on $1.25 a day or less. In fact, the country is best known for having had one of the longest serving leaders in modern times outside of a monarch. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda:Rwanda Withdraws Bid to Host 2019 Fifa U-17 World Cup

[New Times] Rwanda has withdrawn its bid to host the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup tournament, according to the local football governing body, Rwanda Football Federation (FERWAFA). (AllAfrica)

Rwanda:Avoidable Maternal Deaths Still High - Govt

[New Times] Rwanda continues to register high cases of maternal deaths even as the country cut the deaths by more than half in less than a decade, according to statistics from the Ministry of Health. (AllAfrica)

Burundi:Rwanda Centre Overstretched By Burundi Refugee Influx

[East African] Rwanda has said the centre hosting 2,500 Burundian refugees who left DR Congo on Wednesday for fear of deportation is overstretched. (AllAfrica)

Congo-Kinshasa:Tales of Terror From Congo's Ituri Province

[IRIN] Kagoma -Refugees recount killings and a harrowing lake crossing to Uganda (AllAfrica)

Rwanda:APR Eye IPRC-Kigali Win As Hoops League Resumes

[New Times] APR Basketball Club are upbeat about their chances to secure victory against arch-rivals IPRC-Kigali when the two sides square-off on Friday night at Amahoro Indoor Stadium - starting at 8pm. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda:Rwandans Urged to Embrace Country's 'Gender-Neutral Laws'

[New Times] Rwanda yesterday marked the International Women's Day under a theme that urged women to "firmly remain on the path of building the Rwanda we want". (AllAfrica)

Rwanda:Women Urged to Play Greater Role in Devt Effort

[New Times] Women should be involved in all activities geared toward socioeconomic development if the country is to develop faster, activists and officials said yesterday. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda:Gatsibo Closes 75 Substandard Churches, Two Mosques

[New Times] Gatsibo District leaders closed 75 churches, and two mosques whose standards were found lacking following a two-week inspection. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon:South West - Gendarmerie, Ex-Service Men Get New Bosses

[Cameroon Tribune] Defence Minister Delegate, Joseph Beti Assomo commissioned them Wednesday and announced new benefits for military personnel serving in the troubled Anglophone area. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon:MTN Elite One - Tussle for Leadership Intensifies

[Cameroon Tribune] The ongoing national championship will enter the seventh playing day on Sunday March 11, 2018 in stadiums across the country. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon:Nachtigal Hydroelectric Project - Affected Communities to Receive Support

[Cameroon Tribune] An accord to this effect was reached, Wednesday March 7, between Nachtigal Hydro Power Company and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. (AllAfrica)

Central African Republic:Survivors Describe Rape and Kidnapping By Local Armed Group Outside Bossangoa

[MSF] Bangui -A group of women were taken hostage and raped by a local armed group in western Central African Republic, according to ten survivors who arrived at Bossangoa Hospital for emergency medical care on March 3, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today. (AllAfrica)

Congo-Kinshasa:After Conflict, Cholera

[IRIN] Hoima -Uganda struggles amid new Congolese refugee influx (AllAfrica)

Congo-Brazzaville:The Nation Locked in Crisis By Its Military Governance

[ISS] Over two days in January, two significant events connected to the security establishment occurred in the Republic of the Congo. First, general-turned-media mogul Norbert Dabira was arrested. Then the head of the Republican Guard, General Nianga Ngatsé Mbouala, was sacked. (AllAfrica)

Africa:U.S. Secretary Tillerson's Visit Unlikely to Cut Much Ice With African Leaders

[allAfrica] The visit to Africa by United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, his first since taking office 14 months ago, will do little to shore up the Trump administration's relations with, or reverse America's diminishing influence in the continent. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon:National Football Academy - First Batch of Trainees Known

[Cameroon Tribune] ANAFOOT General Manager published the list in Yaounde on Wednesday during a press conference. (AllAfrica)

Congo-Kinshasa:Militia Run Amok With Robberies in DRC

[CAJ News] Kinshasa -MILITANTS have ambushed and robbed humanitarian agencies as well as civilians in the restive eastern regions of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). (AllAfrica)

Angola:Civil War Landmines Kill Six in Angola

[CAJ News] Luanda -SIX people have over the past year been killed after explosions by landmines planted during the Angolan civil war from 1975-92. (AllAfrica)

Central African Republic:Six Killed in CAR Rebels' Attacks On Teachers

[CAJ News] Bangui -REBEL groups in the Central African Republic (CAR) have killed at least six teachers and education officials as atrocities in the war-torn country escalate. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Aisha Buhari, UN Scribe, Others Demand Rescue of Dapchi Girls

[Guardian] Calls for the immediate rescue of the 110 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram in Dapchi, Yobe State, featured prominently as Nigeria celebrated International Women's Day yesterday. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda:Road to CFTA - Trade Ministers Review Draft Agreement

[New Times] Ministers for Trade and Commerce from across the African continent are convening in Kigali to review the draft African Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) Agreement ahead of its signing later this month. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda:Nyabihu Vice Mayor Resigns

[New Times] The vice mayor in charge of economic development in Nyabihu District, Antoine Mugenzi, has resigned. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda:Women Are a Cornerstone of Prosperity - Kagame

[New Times] President Paul Kagame has said that nations that take women empowerment and gender equality seriously are likely to prosper. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda:As Kigali Beat Amagaju to Go Top of the League Table

[New Times] As Kigali defeated Amagaju FC 3-0 at Nyagisenyi stadium in Nyamagabe district on Wednesday to go top of Azam Rwanda Premier League table standing after 14 rounds of matches. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda:Rwanda Ranked Among Continent's 3 Least Corrupt Nations

[New Times] Rwanda has for the second year running ranked third least corrupt country in Africa, according to the latest Corruption Perception Index, 2017, released yesterday. (AllAfrica)