Zimbabwe appeals for $10.9m aid for refugees

2017-06-21 18:26

Financially hamstrung Zimbabwe has joined UN agencies and charities in appealing for $10.9m of aid for thousands of refugees in the country including families fleeing violence in neighbouring Mozambique.

UN court to review Rwanda genocide conviction

2017-06-20 13:36

A UN tribunal has agreed to review its appeals judgement against a former Rwandan minister found guilty of genocide crimes, a case blocked for months by the detention of one of the court's top judges.

Rwanda's ruling party picks Kagame as August candidate

2017-06-18 10:00

Rwanda's ruling party has chosen longtime President Paul Kagame as its candidate for the August election.

Rhino kills conservationist in Rwanda

2017-06-08 19:56

A conservationist who was training rangers to track and protect black rhinos in Rwanda has been killed by one of the animals, the organisation he worked for has said in a statement.

Diplomats concerned over Rwanda social media controls

2017-05-30 21:31

Western diplomats in Rwanda have voiced their concern over an order that presidential candidates must submit their social media messages to the country's election commission for pre-approval before dissemination.

Rwanda to control presidential candidates' social media use

2017-05-29 21:31

There will be no spur of the moment Twitter rants by Rwanda's presidential candidates, as the election commission has ruled that it must pre-approve all of their social media updates.

MTN Rwanda fined $8.5m for license breach

2017-05-17 22:03

A regulatory agency says it has fined MTN Rwanda roughly $8.5m for hosting its IT services outside the country.

Daughter of 'murdered' Rwandan tycoon to challenge Kagame

2017-05-04 22:30

The 35-year-old daughter of a tycoon who once bankrolled the ruling Rwandan Patriotic Front said Wednesday she plans to run as an independent candidate against President Paul Kagame in August's elections.

Black rhinos from SA relocated to Rwandan park

2017-05-02 19:43

Black rhinos from South Africa have been relocated to a Rwandan park a decade after a decade after the poaching-threatened was last seen in the park.

Burundi refugees find hope in 'at home' bar in Rwanda

2017-04-29 19:02

Outside Rwanda's national stadium is a bar that has become a second home for Burundian refugees fleeing their country's two-year-old political crisis.


Rwanda says gunmen kill 1, injure 8 in attack near Burundi

2017-06-21 17:33

Rwanda's military says a 52-year-old woman has been killed in an attack by unknown gunmen in the southwestern district of Rusizi near the Burundi border.

Rwanda genocide case to resume at UN court

2017-06-19 21:35

A United Nations court has resumed appeals proceedings for a former Rwandan planning minister convicted of involvement in his country's 1994 genocide, following the release from custody in Turkey of one of the judges involved in the case

In Rwanda, a young woman activist challenges longtime leader

2017-06-10 16:54

In Rwanda, where rights groups say many people fear to speak up against the ruling party, Diane Shima Rwigara thought she knew the risks of challenging one of Africa's longest-serving leaders.

Rights groups attack Rwanda's move to vet campaign messages

2017-06-01 19:53

Rights groups are criticizing Rwanda's electoral commission's announcement that it must approve any social media messages of candidates in the August presidential election.

Burundi youth militia compares opposition to lice in video

2017-05-30 16:31

Burundi human rights activists have expressed outrage over an online video that shows pro-government youth militia members teaching young students songs comparing the opposition to lice.

Rwanda to vet campaign messages of presidential hopefuls

2017-05-27 15:00

Rwanda's electoral commission has announced it must approve any social media messages of candidates in the August presidential election, a decision that many in the opposition see as an attack on free speech.

Opposition member 'assassinated' in Rwanda

2017-05-11 20:59

A member of a banned Rwandan opposition party has been assassinated, party officials alleged, less than three months before national elections are due to be held.

Journalists 'suffocating' in Magufuli's Tanzania

2017-05-03 10:03

Press freedom in Tanzania is being squeezed under President John Magufuli, leaving journalists fearful.

Black rhinos to come back home to Rwanda

2017-05-02 19:30

Around 20 of Africa's endangered Eastern black rhinos are returning in an "extraordinary homecoming" to Rwanda after the species disappeared there 10 years ago, the African Parks organisation has said.

Morocco seizes 420 tons of plastic bags in year since ban

2017-04-28 09:09

Moroccan authorities have seized more than 420 tons of plastic bags in the year since they were banned, the government has said.

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