- Frédéric Bitsangou, an ex-ninja rebel leader has now opted for democratic means to participate in the development of Congo Brazzaville after he had registered his own political. The party's name is called the National Republicans Council, an offspring of Mr Bitsangou's Self-defence Resistance Forces.
Nick-named Ntumi, the ex-ninja leader's newly coined party is expected to participate in the country's legislations polls scheduled for mid this year. He is set to pose as a candidate of his party in the Pool region, a place he hailed from.
The five-year rebellion caused massive destruction to lives and infrastructure in southern Pool region of Congo. But the area regained peace and stability after Mr Bitsangou signed a peace accord with the government in 2003. Also, there was a successful disarmament programme for ex-combatants in the region.
"The reduction of violence since the peace accord consented an improvement in freedom of movement in Pool, but there are still significant lacks in terms of services, structures and health equipment, as well as qualified medical personnel that fear going to a region that is still not disarmed," Judy Mc Connery, representative of MSF (Doctors Without Borders) in the Republic of Congo, told the Italian news agency, 'Misna'.
afrol News - It is called "financial inclusion", and it is a key government policy in Rwanda. The goal is that, by 2020, 90 percent of the population is to have and actively use bank accounts. And in only four years, financial inclusion has doubled in Rwanda.
afrol News - The UN's humanitarian agencies now warn about a devastating famine in Sudan and especially in South Sudan, where the situation is said to be "imploding". Relief officials are appealing to donors to urgently fund life-saving activities in the two countries.
afrol News - Fear is spreading all over West Africa after the health ministry in Guinea confirmed the first Ebola outbreak in this part of Africa. According to official numbers, at least 86 are infected and 59 are dead as a result of this very contagious disease.
afrol News - It is already a crime being homosexual in Ethiopia, but parliament is now making sure the anti-gay laws will be applied in practical life. No pardoning of gays will be allowed in future, but activist fear this only is a signal of further repression being prepared.
afrol News / Africa Renewal - Ethiopia's ambitious plan to build a US$ 4.2 billion dam in the Benishangul-Gumuz region, 40 km from its border with Sudan, is expected to provide 6,000 megawatts of electricity, enough for its population plus some excess it can sell to neighbouring countries.