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.

Rwanda opposition activist freed after 'kidnapping'

2016-09-22 15:53

The party of a jailed Rwandan opposition leader says one of its activists has been released after his "kidnapping" three days earlier.

Burundi and Rwanda: A rivalry that lies at the heart of Great Lakes crises

2016-08-16 22:11

The end of two particularly bloody and dramatic civil wars saw a reversal of the political and ethnic dominance in Rwanda and Burundi, with Paul Kagame and Pierre Nkurunziza both having a profound effect on the eastern region.

HRW: Rwandan security forces rounding up 'undesirables'

2016-07-21 18:08

Members of Rwanda's security forces are arresting beggars, street children, sex workers and other "undesirables" who are arbitrarily detained in centres described as harsh and inhuman, Human Rights Watch says.

South Sudan violence tops AU summit agenda

2016-07-17 15:49

Renewed fighting in South Sudan that has claimed more than 300 lives is set to dominate an African Union summit in the Rwandan capital Kigali.

Dlamini-Zuma to stay at AU a bit longer?

2016-07-16 13:02

With her four-year term as African Union Commission chairperson coming to an end, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma might have to stay put for another six months if a worthy successor isn't elected .

Bashir, wanted by ICC, 'very welcome' at Rwanda's AU summit

2016-07-14 19:48

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by the world's top criminal court, is "very welcome" in Rwanda for a summit of the African Union, the country's foreign minister said.


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.

Rwanda to host Aviation Africa

2016-09-12 19:21

Aviation Africa 2017 will take place in Kigali, Rwanda and focus on all aspects of the aviation industry including commercial, military, business and safety.

Seven dead in troubled east DRC

2016-08-08 12:31

Suspected Rwandan rebels have killed seven people overnight in a region of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo that has been shaken by ethnic violence, local officials said.

Dlamini-Zuma remains AU head as commission fails to elect new leader

2016-07-18 15:20

The African heads of state meeting in Kigali has failed to elect a new head of the African Union and will try again in January.

Lobbying intensifies as race to elect new AU chair heats up

2016-07-17 14:45

Hours before elections are due to kick off for a successor to AU Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, lobbying has intensified - and not just for the three candidates nominated to take her place.

Gay rights not on AU human rights agenda

2016-07-15 20:42

Equal rights for homosexual people in Africa is not a topic currently on the African Union's agenda because the continental body does not have a common position on it.

Malala visits girls at camp for Burundi refugees

2016-07-14 14:03

Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai has arrived at a camp of Burundian refugees to encourage the girls there to pursue their education despite the challenges they face.

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