French, Rwandan presidents hold rare meeting amid tense diplomatic ties

2017-09-19 18:01

Rwandan President Paul Kagame has met with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron in New York for rare talks, Kigali has said, as diplomatic ties remain icy over the 1994 genocide.

Rwanda: Former presidential hopeful Rwigara arrested again

2017-09-09 09:03

The brother of a former presidential hopeful in Rwanda says Diane Rwigara has been arrested again in the capital.

Woman denied appeal bid in Rwanda genocide case

2017-09-04 13:16

A federal judge has denied an appeal bid from a woman sentenced to 10 years in prison for lying about her role in the 1994 Rwanda genocide to obtain US citizenship.

Border dispute with Sudan could isolate Egypt in Nile talks

2017-08-31 21:25

A longstanding border dispute between Egypt and Sudan could hamper negotiations with Cairo over Ethiopia's massive dam on the Nile as the African country presses ahead with construction

Former Rwanda presidential candidate accused of forgery

2017-08-30 20:19

A former presidential candidate in Rwanda is under investigation for forgery and tax evasion, police have said, a day after detectives searched her home in the capital, Kigali.

At least 7 people killed by crocodiles amid dry spell in Rwanda

2017-08-29 10:30

Residents in Rwanda's capital say at least seven people have been killed by crocodiles on the banks of Nyabarongo River in August.

Rwandan refugee in Uganda kidnapped in capital: Officials

2017-08-10 20:21

A Rwandan refugee has been kidnapped by unknown people in Uganda, the victim's wife and Ugandan officials have said.

Officials: Rwandan man linked to genocide charged with fraud

2017-08-08 15:34

Federal immigration officials say a Rwandan man suspected of participating in the African country's 1994 genocide has been charged with immigration fraud and perjury in connection with his application for asylum in the US.

US concerned by Rwanda poll irregularities

2017-08-05 20:31

The US says it is "disturbed by irregularities" in Rwanda's presidential election which saw Paul Kagame celebrate a third consecutive victory with nearly 99% of the vote.

Rwanda leader wins 3rd term in 'formality'

2017-08-05 09:41

Rwanda's longtime president easily wins third term in election he had called 'a formality'.


France's top court bars access to Rwanda genocide files

2017-09-15 20:03

France's highest court has ruled that a researcher could be denied access to sensitive archives concerning the 1994 genocide in Rwanda even though they were ostensibly opened to the public in 2015.

Rwanda: Police question former presidential hopeful Rwigara

2017-09-05 16:20

Rwandan police say they are questioning a former presidential hopeful who is suspected of forgery and tax evasion.

Former presidential hopeful in Rwanda said to be in custody

2017-09-01 15:38

A women's rights activist and former presidential hopeful is in police custody in Rwanda, her brother says, raising concerns about the whereabouts of a rare challenger to longtime President Paul Kagame.

Rwanda opposition figure 'taken' by police, family says

2017-08-31 20:29

An opposition figure who was barred from challenging Rwandan President Paul Kagame in last month's election has been "taken" by police, her brother has said, a claim authorities have denied.

Top Africa Stories: Grace Mugabe, Motsoaledi , Kenya

2017-08-30 08:15

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has reportedly taken a swipe at African leaders who seek medical treatment abroad, and Zimbabwean First Lady has spoken for the first time after SA assault saga.

Rwanda leader Kagame inaugurated after winning nearly 99% of vote

2017-08-18 14:03

Rwandan President Paul Kagame is being inaugurated after winning re-election with nearly 99% of the vote.

Rwandan refugee in Uganda kidnapped in capital: Officials

2017-08-10 18:22

Ugandan officials say a Rwandan refugee has been kidnapped by unknown people in the capital, Kampala.

Zuma congratulates Rwanda's Kagame on re-election

2017-08-07 13:42

President Jacob Zuma has congratulated Rwandan president-elect Paul Kagame on his recent election victory, after sweeping through the vote last week.

Rwandans fete Kagame's landslide poll win of nearly 99%

2017-08-05 19:03

Rwandans have celebrated the third-term victory of President Paul Kagame who pledged to continue transforming the nation after winning re-election with a record 98.63% of the vote.

Rwanda counts votes as Kagame eyes third-term

2017-08-04 20:21

Rwandan election officials have tallied votes from a presidential poll expected to hand strongman Paul Kagame a massive victory and third term at the helm of the east African nation.

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