Rwanda confirms August 2017 presidential election date

2016-12-10 16:36

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

Rwanda to probe French officials' genocide role

2016-11-30 20:00

Rwanda has opened a formal probe into 20 French officials suspected of playing a role in the 1994 genocide, in a move likely to further sour diplomatic ties with France.

Exiled opposition politician says refused entry to Rwanda

2016-11-23 21:03

A Rwandan priest-turned-politician says he has blocked from boarding a plane to his country, where he planned to register his opposition party and run for president.

Rwanda: Catholic bishops apologise for role in 1994 genocide

2016-11-21 13:43

The Catholic Church in Rwanda is apologising for the church's role in the 1994 genocide, a statement says.

In Rwanda, refugees realise dream of a university degree

2016-11-18 16:01

Inside a red-brick building with a tin roof in western Rwanda, a group of young people are hard at work studying for a US-accredited university degree. read more...

Rwanda accuses 22 French army officers of genocide

2016-11-01 12:18

Rwanda's government says 22 French senior military officers helped to plan and execute the 1994 genocide, in which more than 800 000 people were killed.

Rwanda's last king, Kigeli V, dies at age 80

2016-10-17 12:36

The last king of Rwanda, Kigeli V, who ruled the east African nation for less than a year before being forced into exile, finally settling in the US, has died. He was 80.

Rwandan academic extradited from US charged with genocide

2016-10-12 21:00

Rwandan academic who was extradited from US charged with genocide; he denies it

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.

Africa top Stories: Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Sudan, Rwanda

2016-09-29 19:07

Some Zimbabweans can't wait for the introduction of the dreaded bond notes, a student has been arrested for demanding creation of jobs, Nigerian militants claims responsibility of another attack on a pipeline.


Malawi police arrest exiled Rwandan genocide convict

2016-12-09 10:02

Malawian police say they have arrested a Rwandan who was convicted of genocide crimes back home but has been living in the country for 13 years.

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.

1 000 East African skulls, bones still held in Berlin - report

2016-11-23 10:36

More than 1 000 skulls and bones belonging to east Africans and brought to Germany for racial "scientific" research during the colonial era are still in storage in Berlin, says a report.

Canada extradites genocide suspect to Rwanda

2016-11-18 21:01

An ex-army officer has arrived in Rwanda after being extradited from Canada on accusations he took part in the African nation's 1994 genocide that left some 800 000 people dead, says authorities.

Netherlands extradites 2 genocide suspects to Rwanda

2016-11-13 14:32

An official says two Rwandan men accused of participating in the 1994 genocide against Tutsis have arrived in Kigali, Rwanda, following their extradition from the Netherlands.

Africa tilts as winners emerge from the commodities slump

2016-10-24 07:32

Lower commodities prices have had some far-reaching effects on African economies, says economist Mark Bohlund.

Nations agree on phase-out of greenhouse gases

2016-10-16 17:27

Representatives from almost 200 countries have reached an agreement on the phase-out of potent greenhouse gases used in refrigerators and air conditioners.

Rwanda leader blasts France over 1994 plane crash inquiry

2016-10-11 08:48

Rwandan President Paul Kagame has criticised French investigators who last week reopened an inquiry into a plane crash that sparked the 1994 genocide in which more than 800 000 people were killed.

Fears for missing Rwandan activist - rights group

2016-09-29 23:00

A Rwandan opposition activist missing for six months may have been "forcibly disappeared" and could have died in custody, a human rights group says.

US extradites Rwandan academic to face genocide charges

2016-09-29 14:21

A Rwandan academic who is accused of participating in the 1994 genocide has arrived in the country following his extradition from the United States.

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