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What is it like to hang out with gorillas in the forests of Rwanda?.

There he was, the man we’d trekked hours to meet. Frank was square-jaw handsome, but with a perma-frown and scar that made him look dangerous. Once a poacher, he now uses his tracking talents to locate mountain gorillas for tourists. As we approached, I could see he was casually shaving earth from his boots with a ...

- City AM - UK

UN Environment awards for late minister, CSE official.

New Delhi, Nov 24 Late Union Environment Minister Anil Dave and Centre for Science and Environment's Deputy Director Chandra Bhushan have been conferred with awards by the United Nations Environment. Dave, who died while in the office in May, was posthumously awarded the 'Political Leadership Award' at a ceremony held in ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Rwanda Offers to Host African Migrants Stranded in Libya.

The gesture could partly reverse the northward odyssey of African migrants seeking new lives in Europe.

- International NY Times - US

Eight Uganda newspaper staff members charged with treason.

KAMPLA, Uganda , Eight editors and directors of one of Uganda's most popular tabloid newspaper groups have been charged with “treason” over an article implicating President Yoweri Museveni in a plot to overthrow his Rwandan counterpart, a defence lawyer said yesterday.The eight men were arrested Tuesday during a ...

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Rwanda could take 10,000 refugees from Israel: Minister.

Foreign affairs minister says Rwanda is in negotiations to take in about 10,000 asylum seekers from Israel.

- Al Jazeera - QA

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 story the previous day. The ...

- Voice of America - US

Rwanda reacts to slave auctions by opening its doors to African migrants.

Rwanda has offered to provide refuge to as many as 30,000 African migrants suffering slave-like conditions in Libya, the foreign ministry announced Wednesday.

- France24 - FR

Threat of expulsion hangs over thousands of Eritreans who sought refuge in Israel and the US.

Israel is deporting thousands of Eritrean asylum seekers to Rwanda, while in the US, many face being sent back to the country they fled.

- The Conversation - UK

Rwanda offers to shelter African migrants abused in Libya.

The government said Rwanda 'cannot remain silent when human beings are being mistreated and auctioned off like cattle'

- The Globe and Mail - CA | Eight Uganda tabloid staff members charged with treason.

Eight editors and directors of one of Uganda's most popular tabloid newspaper groups have been charged with "treason" over an article implicating President Yoweri Museveni in a plot to overthrow his Rwandan counterpart, a defence lawyer has said

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Rwanda, Tanzania name strong squads.

Leading nations begin to prepare sides for regional showdown in Kenya.

- Daily Nation - KE

Rwanda may resettle 30,000 migrants from Libya

Land-locked Rwanda on Thursday said it may take in some 30,000 migrants stuck in Libya. Rwanda's foreign affairs minister Louise Mushikiwabo told Rwandan media that talks are currently under way with the African Union Commission. "What I expect and know is that Rwandans will welcome these people," she said. A ministry ...

- EU Observer - EU

Rwanda offers to shelter African migrants abused in Libya

Rwanda is offering to host some of the African migrants who reportedly face abuse in Libya.

- FOX News - US

Police say 8 Ugandan media workers face treason charges

Ugandan police are holding eight media workers on treason and other charges for a report saying Uganda is planning to overthrow the president of neighboring Rwanda.

- FOX News - US

Rwanda offers refuge to enslaved Libya migrants

Rwanda says it cannot stand by as Africa migrants are "auctioned off like cattle" in Libya.

- BBC - UK

Rwanda offers to take in 30,000 Africans abused in Libya

A recent report showed smugglers in Libya are auctioning migrants off as slaves.

- Daily Nation - KE | Rwanda offers to take in Africans abused in Libya

Rwanda is willing to provide refuge to as many as 30 000 African migrants suffering abuse and slave-like conditions in Libya, the foreign minister says.

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Rwanda offers to take in Africans abused in Libya

A recent report showed smugglers in Libya are auctioning migrants off as slaves.

- Daily Nation - KE

'Horrified' by Libya slave trade, Rwanda offers refuge to African migrants wishing to leave the country

Rwanda's foreign minister said the government was considering taking in as many as 30,000 people stuck in Libya after leaving their countries to find passage to Europe.

- - UK

Shocked by slave auction scenes, Rwanda offers to take in 30,000 Africans 'held captive' in Libya

Rwanda is willing to provide refuge to as many as 30,000 African migrants suffering abuse and slave-like conditions in Libya, the foreign minister told AFP ...

- The Japan Times - JP

CJ Maraga heads to Rwanda for annual judges' meeting

Kenya's progress in the adoption of ICT in judicial services will be a key focus at conference.

- Daily Nation - KE

Uganda police raid Red Pepper, as Dar media house catches fire

They searched Red Pepper offices over a story claiming poor relations between Uganda and Rwanda.

- Daily Nation - KE

Israeli envoy lauds strong ties

When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu embarked on his first trip as premier to Africa, on his main agenda was a fresh bid to seek new trade partners. The trip came following the approval by Israel's cabinet, of a proposal to open offices of Israel's Agency for International Development in Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia ...

- TheCitizen - TZ

Senior police officers deny charges, remanded again

Other suspects are Mr Rene Rutagungira, a Rwandan national, and Bahati Mugenga Pacifique, also known as Ilungu Monga, a Congolese national.

- Daily Monitor - UG

Israel pushes to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda

Israel plans to deport about 40,000 asylum seekers without their consent and under threat of indefinite detention.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Man faces French trial for 'complicity' in Rwanda genocide

Rwandan authorities have accused Claude Muhayimana of involvement in the killing of thousands of people in a church and a stadium in the western district of Kibuye. At the time, Muhayimana was working as a driver for a guesthouse.

- Daily Monitor - UG

Amendment to Montreal Protocol aims to slow global warming: McKenna

Objective of the Kigali Amendment is to reduce the levels of hydrofluorocarbons

- The Globe and Mail - CA

International Olympic Committee launches campaign to bring light to refugee camps

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Burundi, Rwanda The IOC has teamed up with UNHCR to bring light to residents of Mahama refugee camp in northern Rwanda, home to over 55,000 refugees who have fled violence from Burundi.International Olympic Committee and UNHCR team up in 'Become the Light' campaign for ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

EU boosts budget for education in emergencies

Source: European Commission's Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations Country: Afghanistan, Algeria, Armenia, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Israel to shut migrant centre and deport Africans

Israel tacitly recognises the Sudanese and Eritreans cannot be returned to their dangerous homelands, so it has signed deals with Rwanda and Uganda

- Daily Monitor - UG

Srebrenica massacre haunts UN peacekeeping

The debacles in Bosnia and Rwanda loom large over UN peace operations to this day and have brought about a shift toward more robust missions focused on protecting civilians

- Daily Monitor - UG

Israel's ultimatum to African asylum seekers — go to Rwanda or face jail

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's cabinet approves plan to deport as many as 40,000 Africans to Rwanda under special arrangement.

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Dar Gymkhana Club's Victor shines in Kigali

Tanzania's top seeded amateur golfer Joseph Victor overcame a shaky start to finish second in the 2017 Rwanda Golf Open at Kigali Golf Club course over the weekend.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Mugabe's Dictatorial End: A Great Lesson for South Sudan

by Matai Muon In Africa's model of democracy, serving longer equates to a higher level of democratic peace and stability. From Sudan to DRC, Equatorial Guinea to Uganda, Rwanda to Zimbabwe, the list is virtually endless, governments have stayed on for several decades without any transition. Rephrasing President Yoweri ...

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Treaty ending use of planet-warming HFCs takes effect in 2019

The treaty phasing out the use of Earth-warming hydrofluorocarbons now has an official start date. Sweden has become the 20th country to ratify the Kigali Amendment, invoking a clause that has the measure taking effect on January 1st, 2019. From th...

- Engadget - US

Turkish capital bans all public LGBTQ events

Turkey's capital Ankara has banned public LGBTQ events until further notice, with safety concerns cited for the prohibition. In a statement by the Ankara Governor's Office on Sunday, all LGBTQ "cinema, theater performances, panels, interviews and exhibitions are banned until further notice in our province, in order to ...

- Mashable! - US

Asiamah To Attend Africa 2017 Forum In Egypt

Africa 2017 scheduled for Egypt next month will host Ghanaian Entrepreneur and founder of award-winning Agric firm Agro Mindset, David Asare Asiamah. Also in attendance will be Alassane Ouattara, President of Cote d 39;Ivoire; Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda; Carlos Agostinho do Rosario, Prime Minister Mozambique and Sheif ...

- ModernGhana - GH

LGBTI activists are reclaiming Rwanda, one neighborhood at a time

Mailly walks into every room like she's auditioning for Next Top Model, even when it's just her own kitchen. She passes by the oven like she's stepping onto the runway. Applies her make-up like she's about to step onto a TV set for the last damn interview of the week Mailly wants a bigger, more glamorous world than the one ...

- Mashable! - US

'In my father's house' and the stunting of a nation

An infantile nation such as we have become has two destinies — stagnation or Rwanda-style implosion

- Daily Nation - KE

Estonian president says would like to see closer cooperation between Europe, Africa - The Baltic Times

TALLINN - The presidents of Estonia and Rwanda, Kersti Kaljulaid and Paul Kagame, in their meeting in Kigali on Thursday evening talked about co......

- The Baltic Times - US

The African state is fast resizing, weaklings likely to be strangled

In the greater lakes region, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Malawi, Swaziland, Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda, South Sudan, Central African Republic, Zambia are landlocked

- Daily Monitor - UG

One held over linking Salim Saleh to Rwandan dissent

Mr Paul Cyibahiro, a Ugandan of Rwandan origin, was arrested on October 27 by the Internal Security operatives at Nasser Road where he is working as a graphics designer

- Daily Monitor - UG

Yawn, yawn! Uganda and Rwanda are feuding again

Our quarrels can come across as nauseating petty

- Daily Monitor - UG

Rwandan SH3 self-propelled howitzer spotted

A Norinco 122 mm SH3 tracked self-propelled howitzer was observed in service with the Rwandan Defence Forces for the first time on 10 November, with President Paul Kagame's office releasing a photograph of a vehicle that participated in a combined-arms exercise designated 'Hard

- Jane’s - US

Rwanda: Future lawyers square up in simulated war-crimes trial

News release | On 13th and 14th November 2017, law students from around the country will square up in the second National Moot Court Competition on the law governing armed conflict, known as the International Humanitarian Law .The competition will consist of f


Rwandan peacekeepers introduce community service in S. Sudan

November 12, 2017 - Rwandan peacekeepers serving in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan have introduced voluntary community cleaning exercise to ensure hygiene, sanitation and other human security activities in the internally displaced peoples' camps within the war-torn East African country. The Rwandan homegrown ...

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Shaban's career of controversy

The striker, is most remembered for his three goals in the two home and away victories over Rwanda before they were eliminated by Zambia 4-1 on aggregate

- Daily Monitor - UG

'Dead rubber' means all to us - Onyango

Basena has won two matches, lost as many and drawn one of the five encounters against Rwanda, Egypt and Ghana since taking over from Micho Sredojevic as interim Cranes coach

- Daily Monitor - UG

The liberator's challenge: What if the man with the plan is just a fighter with a gun?

Liberation movements that came to power by the gun, from Ethiopia to Angola via Uganda, Rwanda and Mozambique have found it relatively easy to bend or remove the legal restrictions that would require them to detach their political wings from State institutions or bring about enforced change in leadership

- Daily Monitor - UG

Joint response plan launched to assist voluntary return of Burundian refugees

Source: UN Country Team in Burundi Country: Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania Refugee returns are taking place against a backdrop of very challenging conditions. UN and humanitarian partners request 15.4 M USD to reach 303,000 most vulnerable people. CONTEXT The ...

- ReliefWeb - INT