Rwanda targets $1.2bn foreign investment in 2015

2015-07-02 19:01

Rwanda aims to increase foreign direct investment in 2015 to $1.2bn, a fourfold jump from two years ago, helped by a new investment code that offers tax breaks and other incentives, a senior official says.

Rwanda gets SA lions

2015-06-27 14:30

Lions will return to Rwanda for the first time in more than two decades, wildlife officials have said, after the endangered animal was wiped out following Rwanda's 1994 genocide.

Rwandan general refuses extradition

2015-06-25 19:04

A Rwandan general and ex head of intelligence services has refused extradition to Spain for war crimes.

Rwandans protest outside UK mission over detained general

2015-06-25 06:30

Hundreds of Rwandans have protested outside the UK Embassy in Kigali over the detention of the country's spy chief.

Rwanda's General "KK", a key player in the regime

2015-06-23 21:02

General Karenzi Karake, Rwanda's intelligence chief arrested in London on a European arrest warrant, has long been a key figure in the regime of President Paul Kagame.

British police arrest Rwandan spy chief

2015-06-23 09:42

British police have arrested Rwandan intelligence chief Karenzi Karake at the request of Spain, where he is wanted in connection with war crimes.

Rwandan journalist arrested for 'spying' in Burundi

2015-06-12 14:13

A Rwandan journalist has been arrested and charged with 'spying' in neighbouring Burundi, law officials say, as the country clamps down on media whom they blame for organising anti-government protests.

Rwanda genocide case in German spotlight

2015-05-21 21:08

A Rwandan already behind bars for assisting a massacre in Rwanda could face life in prison after Germany's top court said he was also guilty of other crimes.

Rwanda warns Burundi over political unrest

2015-05-05 11:19

Rwanda has warned neighbouring Burundi it must protect civilians in ongoing political unrest, saying it is concerned at reports Rwandan rebels are involved as thousands of refugees flee.

Atlas Mara to build top Rwandan bank

2015-04-27 15:00

Atlas Mara, the African b, is in talks to invest $22.5m in Banque Populaire du Rwanda and merge it with its existing Rwandan bank.


Lions return to Rwanda courtesy SA

2015-07-01 21:09

The sedated, blindfolded lions lay in the dirt, unwitting passengers about to embark on a 30-hour, 4 000km journey by truck and plane from South Africa to Rwanda, whose lion population was wiped out following the country's 1994 genocide.

AU calls on UK to release Rwanda's spy chief

2015-06-26 21:01

The African Union has called for Britain to release Rwanda's intelligence chief after his arrest on a warrant issued by Spain, which accuses him of killings after the 1994 genocide, Rwanda's foreign minister says.

Kagame slams Western 'arrogance, contempt' after spy chief arrest

2015-06-25 17:02

Rwandan President Paul Kagame has launched furious attacks on Western countries during an address to parliament after the arrest in Britain of the country’s head of intelligence.

Rwandans demand British free spy chief

2015-06-24 23:05

Hundreds of Rwandan protectors have marched on the British embassy in the capital Kigali demanding London release their spy chief, arrested at the weekend.

Rwanda says spy chief's arrest in London is 'lunacy'

2015-06-23 10:49

Rwanda’s foreign minister has slammed the arrest of the country’s intelligence chief, held in London by British authorities acting on a Spanish indictment.

Rwanda's ruling party wants Kagame to run again

2015-06-15 22:06

Senior members of Rwanda's ruling party have endorsed a change in constitution so President Paul Kagame can seek a third term in office.

Rwanda opposition seeks to block third term for Kagame

2015-06-04 13:03

Rwanda's Green Party, the country's tiny but main opposition, says it is challenging moves to change the constitution to allow strongman and President Paul Kagame to stand for a third consecutive term in elections in 2017.

Video shows peacekeepers shooting protesters in Mali – sources

2015-05-06 09:33

Secret footage shows a Rwandan policeman in the blue helmet of a UN peacekeeper in Mali earlier this year carefully take aim at a civilian protester, squeeze the trigger and shoot, according to sources.

Over 5 000 Burundians flee to Rwanda in 2 days

2015-04-28 15:27

More than 5 000 Burundians have fled Rwanda following mounting tensions in the east African country, bringing the total number of arrivals in April to nearly 21 000, the UN says.

Burundi on knife edge over president's possible 3rd-term run

2015-04-23 15:09

Any move by Burundi’s president to run for a third term risks undermining a peace deal that has kept the east African country calm since civil war ended a decade ago.

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