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Congo confirms 1st Ebola case in city of Goma

Jul. 14, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

BENI, Congo (AP) — The Congolese health ministry confirmed an Ebola case in Goma late Sunday, marking the first time the virus has reached the city of more than 2 million people along the border with Rwanda since the epidemic began nearly a year ago. The health ministry said the man who had arrived earlier...

Rwandan in US who lied about role in genocide gets 8 years

Jul. 1, 2019 4:39 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Rwandan man convicted of hiding his involvement in the country's 1994 genocide in an attempt to win asylum in the U.S. was sentenced Monday to more than eight years in prison. Jean Leonard Teganya participated in at least seven murders and five rapes during the genocide, in which Hutu...

5 endangered black rhinos relocated from Europe to Rwanda

Jun. 24, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Five critically endangered eastern black rhinos from wildlife parks in three European countries were transported to Rwanda's Akagera National Park on Monday. Two male and three female eastern black rhinoceroses were released into protective enclosures and will eventually be introduced...

Endangered rhinos ready to be sent from Europe to Rwanda

Jun. 20, 2019 1:35 PM EDT

DVUR KRALOVE, Czech Republic (AP) — Five critically endangered eastern black rhinos from wildlife parks in three European countries are ready to be transported back to their natural habitat in Rwanda, where the entire rhino population was wiped out during the genocide in the 1990s. Officials from the Czech...

The Latest: UN committee meets Friday on Ebola emergency

Jun. 12, 2019 11:30 AM EDT

KASINDI, Congo (AP) — The Latest on the Ebola outbreak in Africa (all times local): 6:15 p.m. The World Health Organization says an expert committee will meet on Friday to discuss whether to declare the Ebola outbreak a global health emergency. This is the third time the committee is meeting on the current...