Rwanda


Kenya, Rwanda ban poultry from Uganda over bird flu

2017-01-18 22:31

Kenyan and Rwandan authorities have said they had banned poultry products from neighbouring Uganda, where a virulent H5 strain of avian flu has broken out.

Uganda genocide cartoon sparks anger in Rwanda

2016-12-22 15:01

A state-owned Ugandan newspaper has apologised and retracted a cartoon about the Rwandan genocide which sparked a furore in the neighbouring country.

We can't afford Christmas here - Rwandan asylum seeker in Cape Town

2016-12-22 07:17

For Rwandan asylum seeker Beatrice Ingabire, Christmas will be a day like any other. “My children have never experienced any celebrations; we can’t even afford birthday celebrations,” she says.

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.

 

Hundreds attend last Rwandan king's funeral

2017-01-16 08:30

Hundreds of people have turned out for the funeral of Rwanda's last king, Kigeli V, in the country's former royal capital Nyanza..

VW moves into Kenya, Rwanda in Africa expansion

2016-12-22 09:02

Volkswagen on opened a new assembly plant in Kenya and launched plans for a ride-sharing service in Rwanda as it seeks to take advantage of surging car demand in Africa.

Rwandan opposition leader announces presidential bid

2016-12-18 10:00

Rwanda's Democratic Green party president Frank Habineza, head of the only government-recognised opposition party, has announced he would stand as a candidate at next year's presidential election.

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.

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