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Congo's army says it kills militia leader wanted by the ICC

Sep. 18, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's army has killed the commander of the Rwandan Hutu militia group FDLR who had been wanted by the International Criminal Court for alleged war crimes, a spokesman said Wednesday. Gen. Sylvestre Mudacumura was gunned down overnight in Rutshuru territory in North Kivu province,...

Rwandan gospel singer comes out as gay, to country's shock

Sep. 16, 2019 11:47 AM EDT

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Friends of Albert Nabonibo, a well-known gospel singer in Rwanda who recently came out as a gay man, do not want their names revealed. It is too shameful, one says. Another says he is anguished because his family knows he often used to socialize with Nabonibo. The singer shocked many...

500 refugees trapped in Libya to be evacuated to Rwanda

Sep. 10, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Rwanda agreed Tuesday to take in 500 refugees and asylum-seekers trapped in Libya under an agreement signed with the United Nations and African Union. The deal comes after repeated allegations of dire conditions for migrants in Libya's detention centers, including beatings and other abuses,...

Despite recent agreement Rwanda says no travel to Uganda

Aug. 23, 2019 12:34 PM EDT

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwanda says its citizens are not allowed yet to travel to Uganda despite a deal reached between leaders of the two countries on Wednesday in Angolan capital. The leaders agreed to resume "as soon as possible" the cross-border activities including the movement of persons and goods....

Uganda, Rwanda presidents agree to cease hostilities

Aug. 21, 2019 12:07 PM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The leaders of Uganda and Rwanda agreed on Wednesday to re-open the border between the two countries following a summit mediated in Angola, ending months of tensions that raised fears of armed hostilities. Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and President Paul Kagame of Rwanda also...

Rwanda, Congo restrict unnecessary border travel amid Ebola

Aug. 7, 2019 6:59 AM EDT

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwanda and Congo are discouraging travel across their border to prevent further spread of the highly contagious Ebola virus. Travel restrictions are part of measures taken by Rwandan and Congolese health officials who met in Rwanda. People traveling across the border for non-essential...

1-year-old daughter, wife of Congo's Goma victim have Ebola

Aug. 1, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The wife and 1-year-old daughter of the man who died of Ebola in Goma this week have tested positive for the disease, health officials confirmed Thursday, the first transmission of the virus inside the densely populated crossroads city on the border with Rwanda, a scenario that...

The Latest: Wife of Ebola victim in Goma has the virus

Aug. 1, 2019 11:51 AM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The Latest on Congo's Ebola outbreak (all times local): 4:50 p.m. The wife of the man who died of Ebola in Congo's city of Goma this week has tested positive for the virus, hours after their 1-year-old daughter was confirmed to have the disease. The Ebola coordinator for North Kivu...

Rwandan official says his country has closed its border with Congo because of the deadly Ebola outbreak.

Aug. 1, 2019 4:29 AM EDT
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwandan official says his country has closed its border with Congo because of the deadly Ebola outbreak.

Congo officials say 2nd Ebola case confirmed in city of Goma

Jul. 30, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Officials in Congo on Tuesday said a second Ebola case had been confirmed in Goma, the city of more than 2 million people whose first confirmed case in this yearlong outbreak was reported earlier this month. There appeared to be no link between the man's case and the previous one in...