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12 December 2010

Burundi | Kenya | Rwanda | Tanzania | Uganda
afrol News - The Ethiopian government is hailing Kenya for its registration of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) as "an organised criminal body." Several OLF rebels have already been killed and arrested in Kenya.
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Kenya | Ethiopia
Society | Gender - Women
Mass FGM ceremonies planned in Tanzania

afrol News - While Tanzania outlawed female genital mutilation (FGM) in 1998, mass FGM ceremonies are still going on, in particular in the November-January season. Activists expect over 5,000 girls to be cut "this holiday season".
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Congo Kinshasa | Rwanda
Science - Education | Environment - Nature
Mountain gorilla population recovering

afrol News - A new mountain gorilla census in Rwanda and Congo Kinshasa (DRC) shows a 26 percent increase in population of this endangered species during seven years. Mountain gorillas are among the region's main tourist attractions.
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Politics | Human rights
Burundi heading towards dictatorship?

afrol News - With opposition parties partly banned, journalists imprisoned and reports of torture, President Pierre Nkurunziza is rooting out critical voices in Burundi. New reports indicate a dictatorship is being implemented.
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Technology | Health
Pedal power may clean up Tanzania slum

afrol News - The slums of the Tanzanian capital, Dar es Salaam, are an unhealthy and smelly place due to freely flowing sewage. Now, a researcher has found a low-threshold technology without needing electricity that could clean up the slum.
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Society | Human rights
UN report "revisionist" on Rwanda genocide

afrol News, opinion - A recent UN report looking into Rwandan war crimes in Congo Kinshasa (DRC) legitimises a "double genocide theory", confusing victims and perpetuators to the Rwandan genocide, according to Fulvio Beltrami in Kampala.
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Travel - Leisure
African travel destinations "hot" in 2011

afrol News - The travel guidebook publisher 'Lonely Planet' has launched its "hottest" destinations for 2011 in new English and French guidebooks, with the greatest African presence ever. Cape Verde, Tanzania, Egypt and Morocco are listed.
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Southern Africa | Tanzania
Agriculture - Nutrition
High alert over Tanzania deadly virus

afrol News - A deadly disease which broke out in Tanzania this year risks spreading to Southern Africa, posing a mortal threat to more than 50 million sheep and goats and bringing risks of famine to the region, FAO warned today.
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Burkina Faso | Rwanda
Economy - Development | Politics
Rwanda wins, Burkina loses corruption fight

afrol News - Chantal Uwimana, the Africa Director of Transparency International, explains afrol News why the corruption situation Rwanda is strongly improving, while Burkina Faso seemingly is loosing the fight against corruption.
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Economy - Development | Society
Uganda churches make big business of aid

afrol News - In Uganda, church communities may get access to major development aid funds. A new study shows that many church leaders abuse these funds and start neglecting religious works.
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»Tanzanians go to the polls on Sunday
»E-payment for a cup of water in Kenya
»Kenyan pupils find teachers in laptops
»East Africa a new population heavyweight
»One in 7 Kenyans receive money from abroad
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