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Corruption worsens in Burundi
Incidence of corruption in Burundi rose sharply in 2006, according to figures released by an anti-corruption organisation.

Nab French ex-first lady: Rwanda
Rwanda demands that France arrest the widow of the country's former president, saying its denial of asylum to her was not good enough.

ADB president expected Thursday in Rwanda
The president of the African Development Bank (ADB), Donald Kaberuka, is expected Thursday in Rwanda for a week-long working visit during which he will take part in the Panafrican symposium on statistics, slated for 15 January in Kigali.

IMF chief to meet 4 central African leaders
Visiting International Monetary Fund (IMF) director-general, Rodrigo De Rato, is expected to hold talks here Tuesday with presidents from four central African states.

Kalisa arrested
The police have announced the arrest of Alfred Kalisa, former Chairman and Managing Director of Rwanda's Bank of Commerce and Industrial Development, BCDI, over alleged corruption and breach of trust.

IMF lends technical hand
International Monetary Fund director-general Rodrigo Rato will address African heads of state when he opens a technical assistance centre in Gabon

Chinese minister in Central African Republic
Beijing has given the Central African Republic several million dollars in aid and credit to finance joint projects.

Chinese strengthening African ties
China's foreign minister arrived in Chad on Thursday, the fourth stop on a seven-state tour to boost the Asian giant's ties with Africa, reflecting China's growing economic interest in the continent.

Laundering under the spotlight in Central Africa
The annual meeting of the Action Group Against Money Laundering in Central Africa takes place on 9 and 10 January 2007 in Libreville, on the sidelines of a gathering of ministers from the Economic and Monetary Community of the Central African States (CEMAC), an official source told PANA Thursday.

Workers' strike set to tax DRC
Workers at the DRC�s General Tax Division (DGI), land revenue offices, administrative, judiciary and General Division (DGRAD) have threatened to go on strike.

'France must leave Kagame alone' -Uganda
Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has defended his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame, who was accused of involvement in circumstances that allegedly touched off the deadly 1994 genocide.

DRC to swear in Africa's youngest leader
Joseph Kabila would be sworn in on Wednesday as the first democratically elected president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a nation wracked by decades of turmoil but bursting with natural resource and the potential for economic growth.

East Africa bloc welcomes Rwanda, Burundi
The East African Community (EAC) has expanded its membership, formally admitting Central African states of Rwanda and Burundi into the trading bloc, officials said.

4 dead in DRC mining collapse
Four miners were killed and around 10 were missing after a mine accident in the southwestern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, officials have said.

Rwanda orders France out after charge
Rwanda has moved to clear vestiges of French interests in the country after breaking all ties with Paris in a major diplomatic row stemming from the Central African nation's 1994 genocide.

Irish to support stabler Great Lakes
Ireland has pledged to play a more active role in supporting demobilisation and reintegration of former combatants back into society in the Great Lakes region of Africa.

Bemba to 'legally' contest DRC election
Vice-president Jean-Pierre Bemba rejected presidential election results that saw him defeated by Joseph Kabila in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and said he would "use all legal channels" to contest them.

Kabila wins DRC election
The incumbent Joseph Kabila has been declared winner of the Democratic Republic of the Congo's bitterly contested presidential elections by the country's Independent Electoral Commission.

DRC promises currency stability
The Democratic of the Congo (DRC) would from the middle of November have a new value, said the country�s finance minister.

Kabila ahead DRC vote so far
Joseph Kabila, the outgoing president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), was still ahead of his challenger, vice-president Jean-Pierre Bemba, according to partial results of their election run-off.

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