Top Africa stories: Zim, Tanzania, Rwanda

2017-03-27 19:49

A popular Tanzanian rapper has been arrested over a song allegedly insulting President John Magufuli, and cash-strapped Zimbabwe is trying to stop banks importing high-denomination US dollar bills.

Rwandan-British wife of exiled opponent in Kigali court

2017-03-23 21:57

The pregnant Rwandan-British wife of an exiled opposition official has appeared in a Kigali court accused of seeking to form an armed group and revealing state secrets.

Rwanda fires 200 police officers accused of corruption

2017-02-06 21:06

Rwanda's government has dismissed 200 police officers implicated in corruption as the East African country strives to maintain its reputation as largely free of petty graft.

Uganda genocide cartoon sparks anger in Rwanda

2016-12-22 15:01

A state-owned Ugandan newspaper has apologised and retracted a cartoon about the Rwandan genocide which sparked a furore in the neighbouring country.

Rwanda confirms August 2017 presidential election date

2016-12-10 16:36

Rwanda will stage presidential elections next August, according to a government statement.

Kagame warns of 'showdown' with France over genocide probe

2016-10-11 06:00

Rwandan leader Paul Kagame has warned of a "showdown" with Paris after French investigators last week said they would reopen a probe into the genocide-triggering assassination of president Juvenal Habyarimana.

Burundi and Rwanda: A rivalry that lies at the heart of Great Lakes crises

2016-08-16 22:11

The end of two particularly bloody and dramatic civil wars saw a reversal of the political and ethnic dominance in Rwanda and Burundi, with Paul Kagame and Pierre Nkurunziza both having a profound effect on the eastern region.

Rwanda jails top military figures

2016-03-31 22:50

A Rwandan military tribunal has condemned two senior army figures to 20 years in prison for inciting rebellion.

US accuses Rwanda of destabilising Burundi

2016-02-11 05:17

The United States accused Rwanda of involvement in 'destabilising activities' in strife-torn Burundi, including the recruitment of refugees for armed attacks.

US condemns Kagame move to run for third term as Rwanda president

2016-01-03 08:08

The US has hit out at Rwandan President Paul Kagame's intention to run for a third term, saying it was "deeply disappointed" and concerned by the move.


Kagame hails Rwanda-Israel bond at Washington forum

2017-03-27 13:48

Rwanda's President Paul Kagame has become the first African leader to address Washington's biggest pro-Israel forum, hailing the Jewish state as an inspiration for his own country's rebirth after genocide.

Pope begs forgiveness for church role in Rwanda genocide

2017-03-20 18:03

Pope Francis has begged forgiveness for the "sins and failings of the church and its members" during Rwanda's 1994 genocide and told Rwanda's president that he hoped his apology would help the country heal

Will AU be able to fund itself?

2017-02-02 17:12

Less than half of the African Union’s member states paid their dues last year, despite the continental body’s repeatedly stated ambitions to become entirely self-funding.

Rwandan opposition leader announces presidential bid

2016-12-18 10:00

Rwanda's Democratic Green party president Frank Habineza, head of the only government-recognised opposition party, has announced he would stand as a candidate at next year's presidential election.

Democracy isn’t a one size fits all says Rwandan president

2016-11-27 14:54

In an exclusive interview with Waldimar Pelser, President Paul Kagame is unequivocal about the hypocrisy of Western governing standards.

Rwanda opposition activist freed after 'kidnapping'

2016-09-22 15:53

The party of a jailed Rwandan opposition leader says one of its activists has been released after his "kidnapping" three days earlier.

Israel, Rwanda share bond of 'pain of genocide'

2016-07-06 20:47

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has arrived in Rwanda for a symbolic stop on his "historic" African tour, boosting ties between two countries with a history marked by genocide.

Rwanda prosecutors demand 22 years for rebels

2016-03-02 21:15

Rwandan prosecution lawyers called for 22-year jail sentences against two senior military figures on trial for inciting rebellion.

Rwandan president hits back at US

2016-01-05 13:55

Rwandan President Paul Kagame has hit back at the US for criticising his decision to seek a third term in office.

Rwanda's Kagame will run for third term

2016-01-01 11:01

Rwandan President Paul Kagame says he will run for a third term in office in 2017 in line with an amendment to the constitution.

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