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2012-04-12 14:27:21 Civilians and Aid Actors, Victims of Renewed Fighting in Kivu [MSF] Paris, April 12, 2012 - Armed conflicts are intensifying in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, along with large troop movements. Members of the civilian population are the first victims, but aid actors are also directly targeted. "The situation is not stabilizing in Kivu. It is deteriorating again, and has been deteriorating over the last several months", says Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) program manager Dr. Marcela Allheimen.

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Thursday, 08-21-14, 8:58Climb Every Mountain - Scaling Kilimanjaro for the Good of Rwandan Cricket[Daily Maverick]Cricket has grown rapidly in Rwanda over the last few years, despite the country having very limited facilities. Construction on a dedicated cricket stadium is due to begin in October after years of fundraising. The final step to make the dream a reality is a World Record attempt to play cricket on top of Kilimanjaro.
Thursday, 08-21-14, 8:48No Hope for Aids-Free Generation in Uganda As Controversial HIV Bill Is Signed Into Law[IPS]Kampala -HIV/AIDS activists are adamant Uganda will not achieve an "AIDS-free generation" now a "backwards" HIV/AIDS Bill criminalising the "wilful and intentional" transmission of the disease has been signed into law.
Thursday, 08-21-14, 8:29President Sacks Garang's Widow From Advisory Role[Sudan Tribune]Juba -South Sudanese president Salva Kiir Mayardit, issued a surprise decree on Wednesday sacking Rebecca Nyandeng de Mabior, the widow of the late John Garang, founding leader of the country's ruling party (SPLM).
Thursday, 08-21-14, 8:29Ugandan Army Demands U.S.$13 Billion to Continue Mission in S. Sudan[Sudan Tribune]Kampala -The South Sudanese government has failed to pay the Ugandan People Defence Forces (UPDF) for the past two months, casting doubt on the future of the mission, a well-placed military source told Sudan Tribune on Wednesday.
Thursday, 08-21-14, 8:23Nakumatt to Open 50th Branch in Arusha[Capital FM]Nairobi -Regional retailer, Nakumatt Holdings, will this weekend kick-off a series of consumer reward programmes to celebrate the opening of its 50th branch in Arusha, Tanzania, this Saturday.

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