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.

Rwanda to relocate Burundi refugees to other countries

2016-02-12 10:05

Rwanda is to relocate refugees from Burundi to other countries, the government said Friday, amid accusations Kigali was meddling in the affairs of its troubled neighbour.

Rwanda to use drones to deliver medical supplies

2016-02-10 21:59

Rwanda's government has signed an agreement with a US robotics company to build infrastructure for drones that will deliver medical supplies to rural health facilities

Burundi militias 'hunting' refugees in Tanzania

2016-02-05 20:54

Burundian refugees say their government is sending militias to Tanzanian camps to kidnap and kill opposition supporters.

Rwanda police shoot dead ISIS imam

2016-01-25 18:29

An imam accused of seeking to recruit young men to join the Islamic State group has been shot dead in the Rwandan capital while trying to escape from a police escort.


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.

East Africa set to launch regional e-passports

2016-02-17 02:30

The East African Community is set to launch the long awaited regional e-passport in March, an official says.

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.

General defends French response to Rwanda massacre

2016-02-08 05:36

A French general has defended France's response to the 1994 Rwandan genocide, saying his troops did not give so much as a bullet to the perpetrators.

Rwanda recruiting refugees to oust Burundi president: UN

2016-02-04 22:33

Rwanda has recruited refugees from Burundi for combat training aimed at removing President Pierre Nkurunziza from power.

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.

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