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Congo-Kinshasa:Fighting Against the Stigma of Rape

[Deutsche Welle] Women raped in the DRC fear being rejected by their families, often leading to a vicious cycle of poverty and prostitution. A local aid organization is working to help victims and change attitudes. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Cameroonian Refugees in Cross River, Recount Ordeal

[Guardian] Calabar -Some of the refugees fleeing the crisis in English-speaking part of Cameroon, who appear to be at home with their Boki ancestral brothers and sisters in Cross River State, recount their ordeals, just as their hosts lament inadequate and overstretched facilities and insecurity of the areas bordering Nigeria and Cameroon. (AllAfrica)

Angola:President Approves U.S.$75 Million Financing Agreement for Laúca Dam

[ANGOP] Luanda -A U.S.$75 million financing agreement have been approved through a Presidential Decree published in the State Gazette on February 06, for the continuation of works in Malanje- based Laúca Hydroelectric Dam. (AllAfrica)

Angola:Brazilian Foreign Minister in Luanda

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Brazilian minister of Foreign Affairs, Aloysio Nunes, arrived on Friday morning in Luanda for a 24-hour work visit, in the ambit of the strengthening of the co-operation relations. (AllAfrica)

Angola:Completion of Drainage System At Zango 8000 Ward Set for August

[ANGOP] Luanda -The drainage system of the social housing project being implemented in Zango 8000 ward, in Luanda's Viana Municipality, is expected to be concluded in August this year. (AllAfrica)

Angola:United Arab Emirates to Invest in Angola

[ANGOP] Luanda -The authorities of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) manifested on Wednesday interest to invest in Angola, in the sectors of crude-oil, telecommunications, agriculture, transports, ports infrastructures and airports. (AllAfrica)

Angola:Angola to Attend African Forum On Science, Technology and Innovation

[ANGOP] Luanda -An Angolan delegation headed by the minister of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Maria do Rosário Sambo, is to attend the third Africa Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) to be held from February 10 to 12 in Cairo, Egypt. (AllAfrica)

Angola:Budgetary Allocation for Education and Health to Get Increase

[ANGOP] Luanda -The monetary allocation for the sectors of health and education, in the 2018 Draft State Budget, is to be increased to enable also the recruitment of 20,000 new teachers for primary and secondary education, 1,500 physicians and 200 nursing and diagnostic technicians. (AllAfrica)

Angola:Head of State Visits Redevelopment Works in Futungo De Belas Ward

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan Head of State, João Lourenço, last Thursday was informed about the redevelopment project being executed in Futungo de Belas ward and the Mussulo island, in Luanda Province. (AllAfrica)

Angola:Angola Focussed On Boosting Economic Co-Operation

[ANGOP] Luanda -Angola and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Thursday, in Luanda, analysed the mechanisms for the boosting of economic co-operation between the two countries, mainly in the areas of trade, investment, energy, defence, transports, banking and telecommunications. (AllAfrica)

Angola:Huambo to Benefit From Laúca's Hydroelectric Power

[ANGOP] Huambo -The central Huambo province will have the electric power supplied by the hydroelectric Laúca dam through the country's northern central and southern interconnecting systems. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda:Businesses Tipped on New Income Tax Law

[New Times] The business community has been urged to study and understand the new income tax law to be able to fully-benefit from it when it is implemented, Angello Musinguzi, a senior tax manager at KPMG Rwanda, has said. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda:Military Court to Start Hearing Witnesses in Seyoboka Genocide Case

[New Times] The Military Tribunal in Nyamirambo Thursday adjourned the hearing of a case involving 2nd Lieutenant Henry Jean-Claude Seyoboka after the suspect finished submitting his defence. (AllAfrica)

Congo-Kinshasa:The DRC Crisis Can No Longer Be Neglected

[Daily Maverick] The political conundrum of the Democratic Republic of Congo elections has blinded us all: the emergency in the DRC is political as much as it is human and humanitarian. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda:Police Mulls Harsh Penalties for Errant Motorists

[New Times] Police have hinted at a proposal to amend the law on road safety which, could significantly increase the penalties meted out on motorists in the wrong. (AllAfrica)

Africa:UN-AU Decry Absence of Women in Peacebuilding Activities

[Africa Renewal] A high-level delegation to Nigeria and the DRC urges countries to promote gender equality (AllAfrica)

Congo-Brazzaville:Women, Children Count Cost of Rape Rampage by Rebels

[CAJ News] Kampala -THOUSANDS of children face a dire future without fathers as a result of a rape spree charactersing the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). (AllAfrica)

Chad:Justice At Last for Chadian Dictator's Victims

[CAJ News] Addis Ababa -HUMAN rights groups believe the African Union's adoption of a trust fund for victims of former Chadian dictator, Hissène Habré, is a major step towards justice. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda:Bill Seeking to Ease Cross-Border Movement Tabled in Parliament

[New Times] A newly proposed law on immigration and emigration in Rwanda would make it easier for people in border communities to cross borders without difficulty, Members of Parliament in the Lower House heard yesterday. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda:Horticulture Exporters Eye New Markets in Europe

[New Times] Five local horticulture produce-exporting companies are participating in the ongoing Fruit Logistica expo in Berlin, Germany as part of efforts to explore new markets in Europe to boost Rwanda's export volumes and foreign exchange receipts. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon:Buea University Teaching Hospital - Project Five Percent Achieved

[Cameroon Tribune] The Minister of Public Health visited the project recently to give tonic to works. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon:Mount Cameroon Race of Hope - Committees Present Final Reports

[Cameroon Tribune] A preparatory meeting took place at the South West Governor's Office Chaired on February 7, 2018. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon:Season Kicks Off in Troubled Environment

[Cameroon Tribune] As the countdown narrows, some clubs and league officials are still to be clarified on several issues. (AllAfrica)

Central Africa:FVP Receives Message From Central Africa Counterpart

[SNA] Khartoum -The First Vice-President and National Prime Minister, General, Bakri Hassan Saleh received, Thursday, a message from his Central Africa Republic Counterpart dealing with development of bilateral relations and means for developing them further, for the interest of the people of the two countries. (AllAfrica)

Sudan:Cabinet Approves Voluntary Repatriation Agreements

[SNA] Khartoum -The Council of Ministers in its regular meeting Thursday approved two agreements on the repatriation of Sudanese and Chadian refugees, as presented by the state minister at the Ministry of Interior, Babikir Osman Digna. (AllAfrica)

Angola:Head of State Focused On Economic Diplomacy

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan Head of State, João Lourenço, last Wednesday in Luanda defended a diplomacy turned to the economic sector, with the aim of attracting major private investment to the country. (AllAfrica)

Angola:Soap Manufacturer Needs Over U.S.$ 2 Million to Keep Production Going

[ANGOP] Luanda -The soap manufacturer Rogério Leal e Filhos Lda needs at least two million dollars to carry on its normal monthly production of 1,500 tons. (AllAfrica)

Angola:State Secretary Reassures Support to Oil Institute

[ANGOP] Sumbe -The Secretary of State for Geology and Mines, Jânio da Rosa Corrêa Victor, reiterated on Wednesday in sumbe city, central Cuanza Sul province, the continued support of his Ministry to the National Oil Institute (INP) to secure the future of the oil industry. (AllAfrica)

Angola:Culture Minister Deems Fundamental Ties Between Angola and Portugal

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan Culture minister, Carolina Cerqueira, on Wednesday evening in Lisbon, Portugal, deemed it fundamental to strengthen the ties that exist between Angolan and Portuguese citizens, particularly in the cultural domain, however, she stressed, each needs to preserve its own identity, despite the fact that both peoples have the Portuguese language as a common aspect. (AllAfrica)

Angola:Combination of Synergies to Reduce Female Illiteracy Defended

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Secretary of State for Science, Technology and Innovation, Domingos da Silva Neto, defended Wednesday in Luanda the combination of synergies to reduce the levels of female illiteracy. (AllAfrica)

Central African Republic:There Is Hope for the People of the Central African Republic

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] With the UN's announcement that a record number of people are now displaced in the Central African Republic and a call for $515m in humanitarian aid, CAR is fast becoming one of the biggest, yet most under-reported humanitarian crises of our time. (AllAfrica)