Why Rwanda's development model wouldn't work elsewhere in Africa

2018-01-09 16:29

The Rwandan model can't be replicated easily given that it depends heavily on political dominance and tight, centralised control of patronage networks, writes The Conversation.

Eight Uganda tabloid staff members charged with treason

2017-11-23 21:30

Eight editors and directors of one of Uganda's most popular tabloid newspaper groups have been charged with "treason" over an article implicating President Yoweri Museveni in a plot to overthrow his Rwandan counterpart, a defence lawyer has said

Critic of Rwanda's long-time president denied bail

2017-10-24 08:25

A Rwandan court has denied bail to a critic of President Paul Kagame who is charged with forgery and inciting insurrection

Jailed Rwandan opposition figure accuses president

2017-10-17 09:05

A jailed critic of Rwanda's government says she was detained because she tried to run against longtime President Paul Kagame in the recent election.

Rwanda ex-presidential candidate denies insurrection charge

2017-10-11 19:56

Former Rwanda presidential candidate Diane Rwigara is denying charges of insurrection and forgery that she says are linked to her criticism of the government's human rights record.

Rwanda files charges against detained opposition leader

2017-09-26 11:20

Police have charged Rwandan opposition leader Diane Rwigara, who was detained at the weekend along with her mother and sister, with "offenses to state security and forgery," according to a statement issued Monday.

Rwanda: Police question former presidential hopeful Rwigara

2017-09-05 16:20

Rwandan police say they are questioning a former presidential hopeful who is suspected of forgery and tax evasion.

Rwanda opposition figure 'taken' by police, family says

2017-08-31 20:29

An opposition figure who was barred from challenging Rwandan President Paul Kagame in last month's election has been "taken" by police, her brother has said, a claim authorities have denied.

Rwanda leader Kagame inaugurated after winning nearly 99% of vote

2017-08-18 14:03

Rwandan President Paul Kagame is being inaugurated after winning re-election with nearly 99% of the vote.

Zuma congratulates Rwanda's Kagame on re-election

2017-08-07 13:42

President Jacob Zuma has congratulated Rwandan president-elect Paul Kagame on his recent election victory, after sweeping through the vote last week.


Rwanda-backed report alleges France's role in 1994 genocide

2017-12-13 18:11

A new report commissioned by Rwanda's government accuses France of supplying weapons to the perpetrators of the East African nation's 1994 genocide in which over 800 000 people were killed.

Ugandan tabloid editors detained over 'fake' story

2017-11-22 20:06

The editors and directors of one of Uganda's most popular tabloid newspapers have been detained over what authorities called a fake news story about a political plot implicating the president.

Critic of Rwanda's president asks for freedom in court

2017-10-17 19:02

A critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame has asked him to free her and her detained mother and sister as she stood in court on Monday charged with forgery and "inciting insurrection".

Mother of Rwanda candidate reports torture in police custody

2017-10-14 09:00

The mother of a former Rwanda presidential candidate has told a court she was tortured in police custody.

Rwanda opposition figure charged with insurrection

2017-10-04 06:03

Rwandan prosecutors have charged a prominent critic of the president with forgery and inciting insurrection against the state.

French, Rwandan presidents hold rare meeting amid tense diplomatic ties

2017-09-19 18:01

Rwandan President Paul Kagame has met with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron in New York for rare talks, Kigali has said, as diplomatic ties remain icy over the 1994 genocide.

Former presidential hopeful in Rwanda said to be in custody

2017-09-01 15:38

A women's rights activist and former presidential hopeful is in police custody in Rwanda, her brother says, raising concerns about the whereabouts of a rare challenger to longtime President Paul Kagame.

Former Rwanda presidential candidate accused of forgery

2017-08-30 20:19

A former presidential candidate in Rwanda is under investigation for forgery and tax evasion, police have said, a day after detectives searched her home in the capital, Kigali.

Rwandan refugee in Uganda kidnapped in capital: Officials

2017-08-10 20:21

A Rwandan refugee has been kidnapped by unknown people in Uganda, the victim's wife and Ugandan officials have said.

US concerned by Rwanda poll irregularities

2017-08-05 20:31

The US says it is "disturbed by irregularities" in Rwanda's presidential election which saw Paul Kagame celebrate a third consecutive victory with nearly 99% of the vote.

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