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Congo’s Kabila delays UN chief’s visit, refuses to see U.S. envoy Haley

UNITED NATIONS, July 9 (Reuters) – Congolese President
Joseph Kabila has put off a planned visit this week by U.N.
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and refused to see U.S.
Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, who diplomats said
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Conflict in Congo’s Kasai could be prelude to genocide, U.N. expert warns

* UN torture investigator sees “prelude of what is still to
come”

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UPDATE 1-Feeling poorly? The app will see you now

* Medical profession group questions true abilities
(Adds reaction, further background)

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Feeling poorly? The app will see you now

LONDON, June 27 (Reuters) – London-based start-up Babylon
Health said it had put its artificial intelligence technology to
the same tests that doctors sit on Wednesday, and showed it
could outperform most physicians in assessing symptoms.

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UPDATE 1-Volkswagen opens Rwanda’s first car plant

KIGALI, June 27 (Reuters) – Rwanda’s first domestically
built car rolled off the assembly line at Volkswagen’s
new factory in Kigali on Wednesday as Europe’s
biggest carmaker taps into demand for ride-sharing to expand in
the region.

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Volkswagen opens Rwanda’s first car plant

KIGALI, June 27 (Reuters) – Volkswagen will
launch a car assembly facility in Rwanda on Wednesday, the first
such factory in the East African nation as Europe’s biggest
carmaker expands its presence in the region.

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Congo’s parliament to consider legal protection for ex-presidents

KINSHASA, June 16 (Reuters) – Democratic Republic of Congo’s
parliament will, at President Joseph Kabila’s request, hold a
special session to consider legislation providing legal
protection for former presidents, lawmakers said.

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Experts question wisdom that more food means less hunger

ROME, June 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Increasing food
production through intensive farming will not necessarily end
world hunger, experts said on Thursday in a finding that flies
in the face of established policy.

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Rwanda’s overall spending to rise 16 pct in 2018/19, sees higher GDP growth

KIGALI, June 14 (Reuters) – Rwanda plans to raise spending
by 16 percent in the 2018/19 (July-June) fiscal year to 2.44
trillion francs ($2.87 billion), its finance minister said on
Thursday.

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Rwanda says mineral export earnings rose to $373 mln last year

KIGALI, June 5 (Reuters) – Earnings from Rwanda’s mineral
exports more than doubled to $373 million last year from the
previous 12 months, supported by a rebound in global prices of
commodities, a top official said.

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