The new rules are an improvement, but proper implementation is vital, writes Murray Hunter and Cherese Thakur.
Uganda has been urged to look into allegations that anti-Rwandan rebels are operating on its territory before the long-shuttered border between the neighbours can be re-opened, during a summit of regional leaders.
Rwanda has lashed out at the Democratic Republic of Congo, where the death of a dissident singer in Rwandan police custody has revived long-running criticism of Kigali.
Rwandan President Paul Kagame was the surprise guest at ceremonies in DRC on Friday to honour deceased opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi hosted by his son Felix, the country's president.
Nearly six years after the African Union shut it out in the cold, Egypt will take the organisation's helm - and strengthening multilateral powers is unlikely to be on the agenda.
Rwanda's government has withdrawn an appeal against the acquittal of dissident politician Diane Rwigara, who was tried on charges of inciting insurrection and forgery, prosecutors say.
Rwanda's chief prosecutor has said he would appeal after dissident politician Diane Rwigara was acquitted in a high-profile trial.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni is set to meet his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame on Friday at the central African countries' shared border in a bid to resolve a continuing dispute between the two leaders.
A popular Rwandan gospel musician who in 2015 was found guilty of conspiracy to murder or harm President Paul Kagame was found dead in a police cell in the capital, Kigali, in what authorities called a suicide.
A rebel leader accused of orchestrating deadly attacks in Rwanda's border regions has pleaded guilty to terrorism and other charges, and admitted to working with foreign governments against Kigali.
President Cyril Ramaphosa commands respect as a leader, but SA has its work cut out to impress investors, says Solly Moeng.
At least two Rwandan soldiers in an attack by rebels who had crossed the border from the Democratic Republic of Congo, President Paul Kagame has said.
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.
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.
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 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.
The family of 60-year-old Leon Orsmond, who went missing in February, are losing hope of ever seeing him again.
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