Rwanda


Food for thought from the land of a thousand hills

2016-06-28 16:37

Rwanda certainly lives up to the tagline “the land of a thousand hills”, with stunning mountain scenery at every turn. This is beautiful, but it presents real challenges to farmers, who typically have a farm plot that is just 0.6 hectares in size.

In Rwanda, a phone text can save a baby

2016-05-22 14:26

Using an old mobile phone, health worker Floride Uwinkesha logs the latest local pregnancy, part of efforts in Rwanda to boost maternal health through a monitoring programme in isolated rural areas.

Rwanda genocide perpetrator gets life in Sweden

2016-05-16 16:57

A Stockholm court has sentenced a Swede of Rwandan origin to life in prison for genocide and war crimes for his involvement in the 1994 massacres.

Africa eyes digital age to revive growth

2016-05-10 20:05

Hammered by plunging commodity prices, Africa's political and business leaders will meet for three days to discuss diversification and entering the digital economy to kickstart growth.

20 people die in Rwanda landslides

2016-05-08 17:55

At least 20 people, most of them children, have been killed by devastating landslides in northern Rwanda triggered by torrential rain.

Zambia arrests 200 in riots over ritual killings

2016-04-19 16:56

Zambian authorities arrested more than 200 people for rioting and ransacking Rwandan-owned shops in Lusaka over allegations that foreigners were behind a string of ritual killings.

Rwandan jailed for life for 'inciting' genocide

2016-04-16 13:15

A Rwandan court has sentenced former politician Leon Mugesera to life in prison for inciting the 1994 genocide.

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.

DRC extradites key suspect in Rwandan genocide

2016-03-20 14:26

The Democratic Republic of Congo's justice minister says one of the most wanted suspects in the 1994 Rwandan genocide has now been extradited home to face charges.

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.

 

Colorado students build drone for Rwanda park

2016-06-07 23:15

A Denver teen who visited Rwanda's Akagera National Park last summer had an idea he thought would make the rangers' job easier.

Rwanda opens first methane electricity plant

2016-05-17 14:15

Rwanda has formally opened a unique methane power plant, which it is hoped will one day provide 60% of the country's electricity.

SA lions' cubs boost Rwanda big cats' fortunes

2016-05-13 20:56

Three lion cubs have been born in a wildlife park in Rwanda, boosting efforts to restore the country's lion population, which was wiped out following the country's 1994 genocide.

Many Rwanda landslides amid rains

2016-05-09 22:31

Landslides have resulted in the deaths of 49 people in Rwanda's north following heavy rains.

Zambia president ashamed by anti-migrant riots

2016-04-21 19:00

Zambian President Edgar Lungu says he is ashamed by violence that erupted this week targeting foreign nationals, urging those affected to return to their homes.

Hundreds riot in Zambia capital over ritual killings

2016-04-18 18:59

Hundreds of residents in slum areas of the Zambian capital have held protests and looted foreign-owned shops over allegations that foreigners were behind a recent spate of ritual killings.

IMF sees Rwanda's economy slowing in 2016

2016-04-05 18:47

The International Monetary Fund expects Rwanda's economy to slow this year and pick up in 2018, forecasting around 6% growth this year compared with 6.9% last year.

Ex-Rwandan minister accused of spying dies in Burundi jail

2016-03-31 08:46

Former Rwandan minister Jacques Bihozagara has died in jail in Burundi nearly four months after being arrested for espionage, officials and fellow prisoners told AFP.

Rwanda dismisses 'childish' Burundi spy charge

2016-03-13 17:34

Rwanda has dismissed as "childish" and baseless a claim by neighbouring Burundi that a man arrested on the border is a spy.

Burundi, DRC ask UN to act against Rwanda

2016-02-17 22:08

Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo are urging the UN Security Council to take action against Rwanda.

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