Rwanda


Rwanda's Kagame looks set to join Africa's stay-put leaders

2015-03-05 13:05

As the second and final mandate of Rwanda’s president Paul Kagame draws to a close, there are increasing indications he may join other African leaders in bending the rules and staying put.

Rwanda urged to take action over BBC genocide documentary

2015-03-01 10:33

Rwandan investigators on Saturday urged the government to take action against the BBC and ban its radio programmes from the country's airwaves over a controversial documentary questioning official versions of the 1994 genocide.

Rwanda's Kagame heads to France for UN meeting

2015-02-26 14:25

Rwandan President Paul Kagame arrives in Paris, his spokesperson says, but for a UN meeting and is not expected to meet French officials while in the country, which he accuses of complicity in the 1994 genocide.

DRC launches offensive against Hutu rebels

2015-02-24 18:24

The army of the DRC has launched an assault against Rwandan Hutu rebels in the volatile east of the country, military and official sources say.

Killers of Rwandan anti-graft activist jailed for 20 years

2015-01-23 11:16

Two Rwandan police officers have been jailed for 20 years for killing an anti-corruption activist who was investigating mineral smuggling from DRC.

Talks for action against Hutu rebels in DRC called off

2015-01-12 17:01

A summit of African leaders slated for Luanda this week to decide on action against Rwandan Hutu rebels in the DRC who refuse to disarm has been cancelled, Angola says.

African leaders mull action against Hutu rebels in DRC

2015-01-05 07:50

African heads of state are set to meet later this month to decide how to disarm Rwandan Hutu rebels ravaging the troubled east of DRC.

France's Hollande sparks row on African democracy

2014-12-01 08:15

France does not want to preach democracy to its former colonies, President Francois Hollande says after taking flak for accusing African leaders of seeking to cling to power.

Rwanda prayer group gets 5yrs for sedition

2014-11-10 22:35

Eight members of a Rwandan prayer group have been jailed for five years for trying to start a divine uprising.

Kagame allies seek vote to allow him a 3rd term

2014-10-23 09:16

A campaign for Rwandan President Paul Kagame to seek a third term has begun with allies suggesting a constitutional change to allow him to run in 2017.

 

DRC announces gains in offensive against rebels

2015-03-02 17:23

The Congolese army has killed rebels and captured 102 in its offensive in the east of the country, a government spokesperson says, announcing territorial gains.

Sentence for Rwanda's justice minister upheld

2015-02-28 09:52

Rwanda's high court has upheld the life sentence of the genocide-era justice minister, who was convicted for her role in the 1994 slaughter.

DRC must end threat of Hutu rebels - US envoy

2015-02-25 09:37

The government of the DRC "owes it to its people" to end the threat posed by Rwandan Hutu rebels hiding in its eastern provinces, the outgoing US special envoy says.

Bank of Kigali posts 21% rise in profit

2015-02-22 12:42

Rwanda's Bank of Kigali has reported a 21.3% rise in full-year pretax profit to $33.3m.

Tanzania ready to take on DRC rebels - Kikwete

2015-01-14 16:17

Tanzania is ready to take on Rwandan rebels in eastern DRC, President Jakaya Kikwete says, suggesting a joint offensive with the UN-backed, South African forces is imminent.

UN troops prepare offensive against DRC rebels

2015-01-06 14:04

The UN troops in the DRC are taking up positions to support a planned offensive against Hutu rebels in the east after they ignored a deadline to surrender, a UN spokesperson says.

Rwandan Hutu rebels surrender in DRC

2014-12-28 19:48

A group of 83 Rwandan Hutu rebels have turned themselves in, after threats by UN and Congolese troops.

Rwandan farmers use cow manure to power homes

2014-11-20 14:18

A project in Rwanda is encouraging farmers to use a new technology known as 'FlexiBiogas' that generates methane gas from cow dung and transfers it into cooking fuel.

Rwanda ends Ebola checks on travellers from US, Spain

2014-10-23 12:32

Rwanda has lifted Ebola travel restrictions on travellers who had been in the US and Spain after the president publicly told the health minister it was not necessary.

Ebola cases rise sharply in western Sierra Leone

2014-10-21 16:05

The number of people infected with Ebola in western Sierra Leone, on the other side of the country from where the first cases emerged months ago, is soaring with more than 20 deaths daily.

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