APRNEWS - The Democratic Republic of Congo’s outgoing president, Joseph Kabila, has rubbished claims that members of his family were unduly profiting from mining concessions in the country.
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APRNEWS - Rights groups on Wednesday called for a "robust" response to a UN expert's allegations that people she met during a visit to Egypt faced harassment, intimidation and other reprisals afterwards.
A statement signed by six organisations including Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International urged an "independent UN investigation" into the accusations.
APRNEEWS - South Sudan will vaccinate key health workers against Ebola close to the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, which faces a new epidemic, the World Health Organization said Monday.
APRNEWS - Apple stores in China continued with business as usual Tuesday despite a court-ordered ban on iPhone sales, but the US tech giant faces a growing nationalist backlash over the US-sought arrest of a Huawei executive.
REUTERS - Up to 250,000 Syrian refugees could return to their devastated homeland in 2019, while many others face problems with documentation and property that the Damascus government must help resolve, the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR said on Tuesday.
APRNEWS - Here is a timeline of the "yellow vest" movement in France, from the first online rumblings against fuel tax increases to nationwide protests leading to riots, and measures announced Monday by President Emmanuel Macron in a bid to quell the unrest.
So far four people have died and hundreds have been injured during the protests.
REUTERS - British Prime Minister Theresa May was making the rounds of European leaders on Tuesday, seeking support for changes to her Brexit deal in a last ditch bid to save it, after calling off a vote that she admitted she was on course to lose.
APRNEWS - The United States has slapped a ban on former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh and his family from entering the country.
The measure announced on Monday is largely related to charges of corruption and gross rights abuses during his 22 years in charge.
APRNEWS - Nobel Peace Prize winner Denis Mukwege has warned that the forthcoming elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo could lead to conflict if they are not free, fair and peaceful, adding that indications show that they will not be.
APRNEWS - Egypt’s tourism revenues reached $2.2 billion during the first quarter of this year reflecting a strong increase by 83.3% compared to the same period last year, Reuters reported today May 23 quoting official sources.