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Logging concessions reinstated in DR Congo forests

DR Congo logging concessionsCongo’s environment ministry reinstated thousands of square kilometres of logging concessions in its equatorial forests, a move environmentalists fear could cause huge volumes of greenhouse gases to be released.

New DR Congo interior minister

New DR Congo interior ministerDemocratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila appointed the head of his political party as interior minister to oversee security in the face of rising militia violence and unrest over delayed elections.

Protests and publications inciting violence banned in Ethiopia

Ethiopia state of emergencyEthiopia’s state of emergency imposed on Friday includes a ban on protests and publications that incite violence, Defence Minister Siraj Fegessa said.

Thousands turn up for Tsvangirai funeral

Tsvangirai funeralIn a sea of red T-shirts, thousands of Zimbabweans bade farewell to opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, whose death has opened divisions in his Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party only months before elections.

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