Rwandan government appeals verdict against dissident

2018-12-12 17:00

Rwanda's chief prosecutor has said he would appeal after dissident politician Diane Rwigara was acquitted in a high-profile trial.

Rwandan court drops all charges against opposition figure

2018-12-06 16:35

Rwanda's high court has acquitted the country's highest-profile opposition figure, Diane Rwigara, of all charges against her, with the judge saying the prosecution failed to provide evidence of insurrection and forgery.

Kagame defends Rwanda courts as key dissident faces trial

2018-11-12 08:01

President Paul Kagame has insisted that Rwanda's courts will operate freely in the case of leading dissident politician Diane Rwigara, as prosecutors push for her to face 22 years in jail.

Merkel urges companies to switch focus from Asia to Africa

2018-10-30 19:53

Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged companies to take a closer look at Africa's "huge" economic opportunities, as Germany hopes that development of the continent will help curb illegal migration to Europe.

PICS: Rwanda frees opposition leader, 2 100 others from prison

2018-09-15 14:20

One of Rwanda's most prominent opposition leaders has walked free after the government approved the early release of more than 2 100 prisoners with little explanation.

Ruling party to sweep Rwanda parliament poll

2018-09-04 16:07

Rwanda's ruling party has been set to win three-quarters of directly elected parliamentary seats in this week's poll, provisional results have shown.

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Emmerson Mnangagwa has officially been sworn-in as the president of Zimbabwe following a bitterly disputed election. See some of the pictures from his colourful inauguration in Harare over the weekend.

Emmerson Mnangagwa has officially been sworn-in as the president of Zimbabwe following a bitterly disputed election. See some of the pictures from his colourful inauguration in Harare over the weekend.

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Top Africa stories: Zim election date set, Kagame on Chamisa

2018-05-31 08:22

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has announced the date for the country's general elections, and Rwandan President Paul Kagame has responds to Zimbabwean opposition leader's claims.

Top Africa stories: Mnangagwa warns wife, 10 beheaded in Moz

2018-05-30 07:15

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has warned his wife to steer clear of politics to avoid being like Grace Mugabe, and at least 10 people have been "beheaded" by unidentified attackers in Mozambique.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Ebola, Kagame

2018-05-24 06:40

Ex-President Robert Mugabe has failed to show up before a parliamentary committee investigating a missing $15 billion of diamond revenue, and superstition is stopping Ebola victims from seeking medical care.

 

SA seeks normalised ties with Rwanda after Lindiwe Sisulu 'prostitute' insult

2018-12-11 13:04

South Africa remains committed to normalising diplomatic relations with Rwanda, but insulting Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Lindiwe Sisulu isn't helping the cause as it only serves as a distraction, says Sisulu's spokesperson.

Top Africa stories: AU agrees on reforms, Zim 'terror' gangs

2018-11-20 08:00

African Union leaders have agreed on reforms to reduce donor dependence, and police are on high alert as armed gangs are reportedly 'terrorising' Zimbabwean cities.

Leading Rwanda dissident defiant as treason trial looms

2018-11-06 21:01

Rwanda is "like a prison" with Paul Kagame its imperious warden, according to Diane Rwigara, a young politician who sought to challenge for the presidency and whose treason trial begins on Wednesday.

Rwandan leader reshuffles team after losing foreign minister

2018-10-19 14:19

Rwandan President Paul Kagame has carried out a major ministerial reshuffle following the voluntary departure of foreign minister Louise Mushikiwabo, notably removing his influential defence minister from the post.

Still no sign of SA man who went missing in Rwanda seven months ago

2018-09-12 16:16

The family of 60-year-old Leon Orsmond, who went missing in February, are losing hope of ever seeing him again.

Rwanda votes in parliamentary polls

2018-09-03 20:59

Rwandans have voted in parliamentary elections that are expected to shore up the power of President Paul Kagame's ruling party a year after he was re-elected with 98% of the vote.

Volkswagen opens Rwanda's 1st car assembly plant

2018-06-28 11:07

German carmaker Volkswagen has opened the first car assembly plant in Rwanda's capital in a milestone for the east African country that is trying to cut back on used car imports from Asia.

Rwanda's Kagame responds to Zim opposion leader's claims

2018-05-30 17:45

Rwanda's president Paul Kagame has denied ever meeting with Zimbabwe's opposition leader Nelson Chamisa after he (Chamisa) suggested during a rally to have "helped the Rwandese leader turn his country around" following the gruesome genocide in 1994.

DRC swipes at Macron after talks with African Union leader

2018-05-28 20:00

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has reacted angrily after French President Emmanuel Macron met the head of the African Union, apparently suspecting closed-door dealings on the crisis-riddled country's future.

Kagame, Macron meet to ease tensions over Rwanda genocide

2018-05-23 15:14

Rwandan President Paul Kagame will meet French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace as they seek to improve bilateral ties after two decades of tension over the 1994 Rwandan genocide.

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