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DR Congo’s prime minister resigns

KINSHASA, DRC | Xinhua | Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Sama Lukonde Kyenge submitted his resignation to President Felix Tshisekedi, the DRC presidential office announced Tuesday on X, formerly Twitter. Sama Lukonde Kyenge was appointed prime minister on Feb. 15, 2021. On Feb. 8, the …

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M23 declares lift of curfew in North Kivu, DRC

North Kivu, DRC | THE INDEPENDENT | The March 23 Movement (M23) has lifted a curfew imposed in areas under its control in North Kivu, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. M23 imposed a curfew in areas of Rutshuru, Masisi, and Nyiragongo which it controls in October 2023. Most targeted areas were …

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AfDB: Africa dominates list of the world’s 20 fastest-growing economies in 2024

Uganda among 11 African countries projected to experience a strong economic performance forecast alongside  Rwanda, Tanzania and Ethiopia Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Africa will account for eleven of the world’s 20 fastest-growing economies in 2024, the African Development Bank Group said in its latest Macroeconomic Performance and Outlook (MEO) …

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Nearly 100 mln children, youth out of school in Africa: AU

ADDIS ABABA | Xinhua | Nearly 100 million children and youth aged 5 to 19 across Africa are not socially integrated simply because they are out of school, African Union (AU) Commissioner for Education, Science, Technology and Innovation Mohammed Belhocine said in Addis Ababa. These children and youth are vulnerable …

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