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 says people chose to extend his term

2015-12-22 06:28

President Paul Kagame says the people of Rwanda democratically chose to lift term limits to allow him to remain in office beyond 2017.

Rwanda sets date for referendum

2015-12-09 20:58

Rwanda will vote on December 18 on a referendum to allow President Paul Kagame to run for re-election when his current seven-year term ends.

Kagame slams 'other nations' over third term criticisms

2015-12-07 09:46

Rwandan President Paul Kagame has lashed out at 'other nations' for interfering in his country's internal affairs after criticism over a move that would allow him to extend his rule.

Kagame may rule until 2034

2015-11-17 16:38

Rwandan President Paul Kagame would be able to run for a third term in 2017 and potentially stay in power until 2034.

Rwandan senate debates constitutional change for Kagame 3rd term

2015-11-05 18:37

Rwanda’s upper house of parliament has debated a constitutional amendment enabling President Paul Kagame to run for a third consecutive term in 2017.

Rwanda to open debate on 3rd-term for Kagame

2015-10-12 15:30

Rwanda’s parliament is set to open a debate on amending the constitution to let strongman and President Paul Kagame run for a third term in 2017.

Burundi's hunt for 'rebels' spooks frightened Rwandans

2015-10-04 07:24

Buses to Burundi from neighbouring Rwanda used to be full, but nowadays they struggle for passengers: a reflection of tensions amid accusations Kigali is backing a rebellion against Bujumbura.


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.

Rwandans abroad vote on Kagame 3rd term

2015-12-17 11:50

Rwandans abroad are voting in a referendum to amend the constitution allowing President Paul Kagame to rule until 2034, a day ahead of the main vote inside the country.

Rwanda to hold referendum on Kagame third term on December

2015-12-09 08:47

Rwanda will hold a referendum next week on a constitutional amendment to allow President Paul Kagame to run for a third consecutive term in 2017, and potentially remain in power for the next two decades, the government says.

US to Kagame: Respect term limits, leave in 2017

2015-11-18 09:45

The Obama administration is telling Rwanda's leader, one of America's closest allies in Africa, not to consider a third term as president.

Kagame accuses Burundi leaders of 'massacres'

2015-11-08 22:12

Rwandan President Paul Kagame has accused Burundi's leaders of carrying out "massacres" on their people in his most critical speech yet of the crisis in the troubled neighbouring state.

Rwanda rejects Burundi meddling accusations

2015-10-23 14:53

Rwanda has dismissed accusations it is meddling in neighbouring Burundi’s political crisis, with Kigali’s foreign minister saying Rwanda only wants peace.

Rwandan court dismisses presidential term limits case as baseless

2015-10-08 12:36

Rwanda's Supreme Court has dismissed an application aimed at preventing the president from extending his time in office beyond two terms.

Rwanda appoints commission to consider Kagame third term

2015-09-10 18:57

Rwanda has appointed a seven-member commission to review possible constitutional changes to allow President Paul Kagame a third term in power, the justice minister says.

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