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Mauritania closes border with Mali over Ebola - officials

Yahoo - DRC - 3 hours 17 min ago
Mauritania has closed its border with Mali after a case of Ebola was confirmed in western Mali near their shared frontier, two Mauritanian officials said on Saturday. Limame Ould Deddeh, chief medical officer in Kobenni, a town in eastern Mauritania near the Mali frontier, said the government in Nouakchott had sent orders to close all land crossings.
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Iran : une jeune femme pendue pour meurtre

Digital Congo - 3 hours 17 min ago
Une jeune iranienne de 26 ans, Reyhaneh Jabbari, condamnée à mort pour le meurtre d'un homme, a été pendue samedi matin malgré les appels internationaux pour l'épargne.
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Egypte : l'armée subit l'attentat le plus meurtrier de son histoire

Digital Congo - 3 hours 18 min ago
Une trentaine de militaires ont été tués et une trentaine d'autres blessés, hier vendredi 24 octobre lors d'un attentat-suicide à la voiture piégée dans le nord de la péninsule du Sinaï.
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L’Ong « Save the children » en campagne de sensibilisation à Kinshasa pour la Journée internationale de lavage des mains

Digital Congo - 3 hours 22 min ago
Le recours à la recette simple du lavage des mains le révèle efficace pour faire face à la recrudescence de la mortalité infantile causée par le difficile accès à l’eau potable et au manque d’assainissement adéquat. L’Ong « Save the children » se lance au front à Kinshasa dans cette campagne
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Protesters march against Renzi labour reforms in Rome

Yahoo - DRC - 3 hours 23 min ago

Demonstrators from across Italy filled the streets of Rome on Saturday to protest against labour market reforms which the government of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has made a cornerstone of its policy. Red flags bearing the logo of Italy's largest union, the CGIL, waved over town squares as thousands of people rallied behind the group's call for job creation and job security. Members of Renzi's own party also attended the protests, suggesting the issue had created divisions within the government. "If Renzi and his government have their antennas up, as they usually do, they will receive a very strong signal today which is that the majority of the people who work and who want to work in this country do not agree with their politics," the general secretary of the metalworkers' union Fiom, Maurizio Landini, told Reuters TV.

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Le Premier ministre Matata Ponyo saisi de la plainte de 686 ex-agents scandaleusement lésés par la société Marsavco PHC Unilever Congo

Digital Congo - 3 hours 28 min ago
Des ex-agents de la société Marsavco PHC Unilever Congo abandonnés à leur triste sort et regroupés dans une association de défense de leurs intérêts lésés depuis treize ans viennent de saisir le Premier ministre qu’ils appellent à la rescousse pour résoudre le lourd contentieux social avec leur ancien employeur
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Roberts scarcely mentions long ag record in Kansas

Yahoo - DRC - 3 hours 29 min ago

LIBERAL, Kan. (AP) — One would hardly know from Republican Sen. Pat Roberts' campaign speech that he is revered as a champion of Kansas' all-important farm economy.

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Le ministre de l’Intérieur appelle les jeunes de Beni à privilégier la paix

Digital Congo - 3 hours 30 min ago
L’autorité gouvernementale responsable de l’administration du territoire et de la sécurité est retourné vendredi à Beni où explosait la colère de la population révoltée par les récentes massacres perpétrés par les rebelles ougandais pour l’appeler à privilégier la paix devant l’épreuve de l’insécurité qu’il lui faut surmonter
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Lebanon army fights gunmen in Tripoli, two soldiers killed

Yahoo - DRC - 3 hours 32 min ago
Two Lebanese soldiers died from their wounds on Saturday as the army clashed with Islamist gunmen in the northern city of Tripoli for a second day, trying to uproot the militants from the Old City. Soldiers exchanged heavy fire with the gunmen, whose exact affiliation was unclear, in the morning and moved in on their positions in the afternoon, security sources said. Three soldiers were wounded in a nearby incident when gunmen opened fire on an army vehicle near the northern village of Bahneen, the sources said. In statements published by the National News Agency, the army leadership said: "The pursuit of terrorist gunmen in Tripoli is continuing and will not be pulled back until after the terrorists are eliminated." Tripoli has long been a stronghold for hardline Sunni Islamists, many of whom accuse Lebanon's army of working with Shi'ite movement Hezbollah, which has sent fighters to aid Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a member of the Shi'ite-derived Alawite minority, against majority Sunni rebels.
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L’insécurité aggravée dans le Nord-Kivu pousse des milliers de personnes à chercher refuge en Province orientale

Digital Congo - 3 hours 38 min ago
Les récents massacres perpétrés à Beni par les rebelles ougandais des ADF-NALU et la recrudescence des violences qui les entourent viennent de créer une nouvelle psychose de terreur au Nord-Kivu où des milliers de personnes fuient maintenant en quête de refuge dans la Province Orientale
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48 heures avant sa finale-aller en Ligue des champions de la CAF : l’As V.Club reçue par la Premier ministre Matata Ponyo

Digital Congo - 3 hours 44 min ago
La délégation de l'As V.Club, conduite par le ministre des Sports, Loisirs, Culture et Arts, Baudoin Banza Mukalay, était reçue, sur instruction du Chef de l'Etat, à l'Hôtel du gouvernement par le Premier ministre Augustin Matata Ponyo Mapon
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U.S., allies stage 22 air strikes in Iraq - U.S. Central Command

Yahoo - DRC - 3 hours 51 min ago

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and its allies conducted 22 air strikes against Islamic State forces in Iraq on Friday and Saturday, the U.S. Central Command said. U.S. warplanes also destroyed an Islamic State artillery piece near Kobani, Syria, officials said Saturday. The 22 strikes in Iraq included attacks in the frequently targeted areas near the vital Mosul dam, the city of Fallujah and the northern city of Bayji, home of an oil refinery. The Iraq strikes hit large and small Islamic State units, buildings, vehicles and fighting positions, Central Command said. ...

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In rural Tunisia, economic malaise weighs on voters

Yahoo - DRC - 3 hours 55 min ago

By Tarek Amara KASSERINE Tunisia (Reuters) - In the western Tunisian city of Kasserine, campaign posters plastered on walls make plain what many voters want from Sunday's parliamentary election -- jobs, whose scarcity has fuelled unrest and militancy. Alongside portraits of would-be lawmakers and party logos, scores of young people have posted resumes, hoping to land job offers to lift them out of the economic malaise that has troubled Tunisia's democratic evolution. Four years after the uprising that ousted Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali and inspired the "Arab Spring" revolts, Tunisia is well on its way to democracy, with a new constitution, multi-party competition and a broad compromise among its leaders.

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Halep thumps Radwanska to set up Williams rematch

Yahoo - DRC - 3 hours 59 min ago
By Julian Linden SINGAPORE (Reuters) - If beating Serena Williams is considered the toughest challenge in women's tennis, then spare a thought for Romania's Simona Halep. To win the WTA Finals, Halep faces the daunting prospect of defeating Williams, not once, but twice in less than a week. The pint-sized Romanian pulled off a stunning 6-0 6-2 win over Williams in the group stage of this week's elite season-ending event. "I feel that I have nothing to lose in this final," offered Halep, who booked her place in the title match with a clinical 6-2 6-2 win over Agnieszka Radwanska in the semi-finals.
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La clôture de la 9ème Assemblée de l’Assemblée des procureurs d’Afrique sonne l’heure de la prise en charge des magistrats congolais

Digital Congo - 4 hours 6 min ago
La clôture vendredi par le Premier ministre des travaux de la 9ème Assemblée des procureurs d’Afrique déterminés à conjuguer leurs efforts de lutte commune contre les réseaux des criminels transfrontaliers a été mise à profit par le Chef du gouvernement pour reprendre en charge les magistrats congolais
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Can a Wartime Election Be Successful?

Yahoo - DRC - 4 hours 9 min ago

This weekend, Ukraine will hold a parliamentary election, but only part of the nation will participate. Crimea has fallen to Russia and eastern Ukraine is still widely dominated by pro-Russian separatists, who consider the territory they control a sovereign nation. As a result, 30 out of 450 parliamentary seats will remain vacant. Born in Kiev but raised in the United States, I have never been able to cast a ballot in an American presidential election, nor did I ever feel, given rampant corruption, that my vote would be counted if I bothered to vote in Ukrainian elections from overseas. ...

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Kurdish forces retake north Iraqi town from Islamic State

Yahoo - DRC - 4 hours 16 min ago
Kurdish forces retook the northern Iraqi town of Zumar and several nearby villages from Islamic State early on Saturday after heavy coalition air strikes against the Islamist insurgents, security sources said. A Kurdish intelligence officer in Zumar said peshmerga forces had advanced from five directions in the early morning and encountered fierce resistance, but ultimately prevailed. A spokesman for the peshmerga ministry also said Zumar was now in Kurdish hands. Zumar was one of the first Kurdish-controlled towns to be overrun in August by Islamic State militants who went on to threaten the autonomous region's capital, prompting air strikes by the United States - a campaign since joined by Britain and France.
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Global Witness applaudit les directives que viennent de prendre les autorités chinoises contre les sociétés minières

Digital Congo - 4 hours 21 min ago
Alors qu’elle répugnait jusque sous peu de contrôler la traçabilité des revenus des entreprises minières dans lesquelles elle soutenait les investissements en fermant les yeux sur leur financement des conflits armés, la Chine rejoint maintenant les positions de l’Ong Global Witness qui lutte contre ces industries minières complices des réseaux de financement des guerres
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L’OMS pourrait déclarer au mois de novembre la fin de l’épidémie d’Ebola en RDC

Digital Congo - 4 hours 23 min ago
Des signes qui ne cessent de se confirmer attestent la maîtrise de l’épidémie d’Ebola déclarée il y a trois mois dans l’épicentre du secteur de Djera en RDC où il n’est plus apparu de cas de nouveau malade depuis 21 jours, ce qui va vraisemblablement amener l’Organisation mondiale de la santé OMS à déclarer prochainement la fin de cette épidémie en RDC
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Social Media Couldn't Save Reyhaneh Jabbari

Yahoo - DRC - 4 hours 34 min ago

On Saturday, Iran hanged a woman convicted of murdering a former intelligence officer she claimed had attempted to rape her—a defense the court and the man's family ultimately rejected.

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