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Rwanda on Sunday started a voluntary Ebola vaccination programme at its border with the Democratic Republic of Congo in a bid to prevent the spread of the deadly virus from its neighbour.

Rwanda begins vaccinating against Ebola

Rwanda on Sunday started a voluntary Ebola vaccination programme at its border with the Democratic Republic of Congo in a bid to prevent the spread of the deadly virus from its neighbour.
Tanzania head coach Etienne Ndayiragije has named a 32-man squad to prepare for the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup set to start in Uganda next month.

Cecafa Cup: Tanzania coach names provisional squad

Tanzania head coach Etienne Ndayiragije has named a 32-man squad to prepare for the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup set to start in Uganda next month.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 12, 2017 Felix Tshisekedi, leader of the main Democratic Republic of Congo opposition party, The Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS), speaks during a press conference in his residence in Kinshasa. – The United States on January 23, 2019 recognized Felix Tshisekedi as the next president of DR Congo, casting aside concerns over the election as it hailed a historic peaceful transfer of power. The United States joins the African Union and European Union in signaling they were ready to work with Tshisekedi, showing no appetite to prolong uncertainties in the violence-prone country despite rival Martin Fayulu’s allegations of widespread fraud. (Photo by JOHN WESSELS / AFP)

Three Ebola workers killed in troubled eastern DR Congo

Three Ebola workers in eastern DR Congo have been killed, adding to the toll of people who have died fighting the nearly 16-month-old epidemic, a local UN source said Thursday.

One injured, 10 arrests in anti-UN demo in DR Congo

A student was injured and 10 other people were arrested on Wednesday in renewed protests in eastern DR Congo at perceived UN failures to combat a notorious armed group, an AFP journalist saw.

Heavy rains kill 36 in DR Congo capital

Thirty-six people died in the DR Congo capital Kinshasa after torrential overnight rains, with some swept away by landslides, a top city official said Tuesday, giving a provisional toll.

Nominees for all Caf 2019 Awards revealed — full list

The 2019 Caf Awards will hold on January 7, 2019 in Hurghada, Egypt with the Confederation of African Football announcing the nominees on Sunday.
Winners have emerged at the 6th All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, held on Saturday, November 23, 2019, at the Eko Convention Centre of Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria. Lai Mohammed

Lai Mohammed: People who use music must pay for it

The Federal Government says as the nation heads into year 2020, “the successful commercialisation of the Creative industry” will be its number one priority.
Winners have emerged at the 6th All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, held on Saturday, November 23, 2019, at the Eko Convention Centre of Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria. Lai Mohammed

Minister reveals federal government’s plan for creative industry

The Federal Government says as the nation heads into the year 2020, “the successful commercialisation of the Creative industry” will be its number one priority.
Winners have emerged at the 6th All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, held on Saturday, November 23, 2019, at the Eko Convention Centre of Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria. Lai Mohammed

Federal government mulls commercialisation of creative industry in 2020

The Federal Government says as the nation heads into year 2020, “the successful commercialisation of the Creative industry” will be its number one priority.
Democratic Republic of Congo

Rebels kill 14 civilians in DR Congo

Assailants in DR Congo have killed 14 civilians in revenge for army offensives against Ugandan rebel strongholds in the east of the country, a local official said on Saturday.

DR Congo rebels kill six members of same family

Rebels have killed six members of the same family in eastern DR Congo, local officials said on Friday, more than two weeks after the Congolese army announced an offensive to root out insurgents.
Nigeria’s D’Tigress will now face hosts Mozambique in the FIBA women’s basketball Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualifiers.

D’Tigress walk-over DR Congo

D’Tigress started their FIBA Africa Pre-Olympics Qualifiers on a winning note after strolling over DR Congo, 20-0 points.
Nigeria’s D’Tigress will now face hosts Mozambique in the FIBA women’s basketball Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualifiers.

D’Tigress to play host Mozambique in the semi-final of FIBA Olympic qualifiers

Nigeria was scheduled to play DR Congo on Thursday, but tiny African Nations pulled out of the qualifiers due to a lack of funds.
KINSHASA - Congo's National Ebola Response Committee says confirmed Ebola deaths in the east of the sprawling African nation are nearing 2,000 and confirmed cases of the virus have exceeded 3,000.

Second Ebola vaccine introduced in DR Congo

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo Thursday introduced a second vaccine to fight the deadly Ebola virus in the east of the country, the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) charity said.
Gambia coach Tom Saintfiet has hailed the historic victory of his side in Angola as they launched their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualification campaign with a first away competitive victory since 1983.

AFCONQ: Gambia coach delights in historic Gambia victory

Gambia coach Tom Saintfiet has hailed the historic victory of his side in Angola as they launched their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualification campaign with a first away competitive victory since 1983.
Nigeria came from behind to get their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign to a positive start with a 2-1 Group L win over Benin at Akwa Ibom Stadium in Uyo. 3

AFCONQ: Nigeria, Senegal win as Cameroon held at home

Nigeria came from behind to get their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign to a positive start with a 2-1 Group L win over Benin at Akwa Ibom Stadium in Uyo.
Arsenal’s Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reacts at the end of the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Arsenal at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on November 9, 2019. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP)

Premier League sharpshooters in Africa as CAN qualifying begins

English Premier League sharpshooters Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah flew to Africa this week, seeking goals as 2021 Cup of Nations (CAN) qualifying kicks off.

Anti-Ebola radio station closes down after broadcaster’s murder

A local radio station that has been involved in the fight against Ebola in eastern DR Congo said Monday it was closing down after one of its broadcasters was murdered.

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