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on Sun Dec 14 2:58 PM

At Least 129 Dead in Congo Boat Capsize

VOICE OF AMERICA

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo said at least 129 people are dead after a boat capsized on Lake Tanganyika in the country's southeast. Laurent Kahozi Sumba, transport minister for Congo's Katanga province, announced the increased...
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on Sun Dec 14 2:50 PM

Zimbabwe to Lobby Against Tobacco Law

ALL AFRICA

[Zimbabwe Standard]Zimbabwe and other Sadc tobacco producing countries plan to lobby for the scrapping of plain cigarette tobacco packaging at the forthcoming World Health Organisation (WHO) convention.
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on Sun Dec 14 2:46 PM

Death Toll in Congo's Lake Tanganyika Shipwreck Climbs to More Than 100

ALL AFRICA

[Deutsche Welle]Around 130 people are known to have died after a passenger ship capsized on a lake in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The vessel is reported to have been overloaded when it sank.
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on Sun Dec 14 12:01 PM

The BBC and the West need to clean up their act on Rwanda

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR

An October BBC documentary titled 'Rwanda's Untold Story' represents and repeats most of the flaws and misreadings in the Western narrative on post-genocide Rwanda. 
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on Sun Dec 14 9:49 AM

Death toll spikes in DRC boat tragedy - Africa

AL JAZEERA

At least 129 people killed in a boat accident on Lake Tanganyika, according to new official death toll.
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on Sat Dec 13 2:30 PM

Fragile Gains Against Malaria - NYTimes.com

THE NEW YORK TIMES

Funding for the global campaign against malaria needs to be doubled.
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on Sat Dec 13 2:23 PM

Dozens dead as boat in DR Congo capsizes - Africa

AL JAZEERA

At least 26 people drown after overloaded boat sinks in eastern DR Congo.
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on Sat Dec 13 6:36 AM

Aids Response Is Leaving African Men Behind

ALL AFRICA

[IPS]Nairobi -Mention gender inequality in AIDS and the fact that more women than men live with HIV pops up. But another, rarely spoken about gendered difference is proving lethal to men with HIV.
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on Sat Dec 13 1:36 AM

East African Leaders Push Ahead With Controversial Lapsset Transport Corridor

ALL AFRICA

[Deutsche Welle]East African leaders have hailed the new standard gauge railway project as the biggest joint development in post independence Africa. But rights activists criticize it for its failure to engage the local community.
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on Mon Oct 13 9:30 AM

The Case Against a Legal Ivory Trade: It Will Lead to More Killing of Elephants by Mary Rice: Yale Environment 360

YALE ENVIRONMENT 360

Proponents of easing the global ban on ivory are ignoring the fact that it was a legal market for ivory that pushed elephants toward extinction only a few decades ago. What’s needed now is not a legal ivory market, but better regulation and...
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