Rwanda's ruling party picks Kagame as August candidate

2017-06-18 10:00

Rwanda's ruling party has chosen longtime President Paul Kagame as its candidate for the August election.

Rights groups attack Rwanda's move to vet campaign messages

2017-06-01 19:53

Rights groups are criticizing Rwanda's electoral commission's announcement that it must approve any social media messages of candidates in the August presidential election.

Rwanda to control presidential candidates' social media use

2017-05-29 21:31

There will be no spur of the moment Twitter rants by Rwanda's presidential candidates, as the election commission has ruled that it must pre-approve all of their social media updates.

SA 'working on scrapping visa for all African citizens'

2017-05-15 10:21

South Africa is working towards allowing all African citizens to enter the country without visas – but at first “trusted travellers” like diplomats, officials, academics, business people and students will be the only ones to benefit.

Daughter of 'murdered' Rwandan tycoon to challenge Kagame

2017-05-04 22:30

The 35-year-old daughter of a tycoon who once bankrolled the ruling Rwandan Patriotic Front said Wednesday she plans to run as an independent candidate against President Paul Kagame in August's elections.

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.


In Rwanda, a young woman activist challenges longtime leader

2017-06-10 16:54

In Rwanda, where rights groups say many people fear to speak up against the ruling party, Diane Shima Rwigara thought she knew the risks of challenging one of Africa's longest-serving leaders.

Diplomats concerned over Rwanda social media controls

2017-05-30 21:31

Western diplomats in Rwanda have voiced their concern over an order that presidential candidates must submit their social media messages to the country's election commission for pre-approval before dissemination.

Rwanda to vet campaign messages of presidential hopefuls

2017-05-27 15:00

Rwanda's electoral commission has announced it must approve any social media messages of candidates in the August presidential election, a decision that many in the opposition see as an attack on free speech.

Opposition member 'assassinated' in Rwanda

2017-05-11 20:59

A member of a banned Rwandan opposition party has been assassinated, party officials alleged, less than three months before national elections are due to be held.

Journalists 'suffocating' in Magufuli's Tanzania

2017-05-03 10:03

Press freedom in Tanzania is being squeezed under President John Magufuli, leaving journalists fearful.

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.

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