More mass graves discovered from Rwanda's genocide

2018-09-21 18:30

Authorities in Rwanda have found new mass graves they say contain 5 400 bodies of genocide victims nearly a quarter-century after the 1994 bloodshed.

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.

Rwanda's reluctant love affair with coffee

2018-09-12 17:45

Despite its important role in the economy, coffee isn't part of daily life for most Rwandans but things are changing.

Five arrested in Rwanda for 'contempt' of UN genocide court

2018-09-06 11:00

Five people have been arrested in Rwanda for allegedly seeking to bribe and intimidate witnesses in order to overturn a genocide conviction at the UN tribunal in neighbouring Tanzania, the court has said.

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.

Uganda's ex-police boss charged in military court

2018-08-24 19:25

Uganda's once-powerful police boss has pleaded not guilty in a military court to a raft of charges, including arming a criminal gang and allowing refugees to be abducted by police.

Man uses technology to link small businesses with clients

2018-08-21 12:34

A Rwandan national who has lived in South Africa for nearly two decades has started a smart technology company aimed at bridging the gap between big businesses and vendors in the country.

Burundi plans plastic bag ban

2018-08-14 20:00

Burundi's president, Pierre Nkurunziza, has issued a decree banning the use of plastic bags in the small central African country within the next 18 months.

WHO to know soon if new DRC Ebola outbreak can use vaccine

2018-08-03 18:22

The World Health Organisation has said it hopes to know as early as Tuesday whether the strain of Ebola in DRC's latest outbreak of the deadly virus is the one for which an experimental vaccine can be used.

India's Modi arrives in Uganda in trip focusing on trade

2018-07-25 10:13

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Uganda, the second stop in his tour of Africa ahead of this week's summit of the BRICS emerging economies.


Rwanda's president to newly freed prisoners: Be careful

2018-09-20 06:01

Rwanda's president has warned a prominent opposition leader and others newly released from prison to be "humble" and "careful" or they'll end up behind bars again.

Rwandan soccer officials arrested after ref alleges bribery

2018-09-14 21:14

Rwandan police say they have arrested two soccer officials and are investigating allegations they tried to bribe the referee before an African Cup of Nations qualifier against Ivory Coast last weekend

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.

This video of the baby gorillas Ellen DeGeneres met in Rwanda will make you smile

2018-09-05 11:01

Ellen DeGeneres is finally sharing her summer vacation experience in Kenya and Rwanda.

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.

Top Africa stories: Chamisa tells Mnangagwa to step down

2018-08-22 07:25

Nelson Chamisa has reportedly urged President Emmerson Mnangagwa to "concede defeat" and "step down", and anxiety' has gripped Zimbabweans ahead of the Constitutional Court hearing on Wednesday.

This 27-year-old was left for dead. He is now launching drones to deliver blood to Rwanda's hospitals

2018-08-19 15:22

Everyone died. Everyone except him. Today, Abdoul Salam Nizeyimana leads a team of young people in Rwanda who launch and retrieve autonomous drones that deliver blood to remote hospitals.

Rwanda reconsiders role of snubbed French language

2018-08-10 19:00

Rwanda turned its back on the French-speaking world when it chose English as the language of education a decade ago, but with bilingualism seen as an asset French is reviving.

US suspends duty-free benefits for apparel from Rwanda

2018-07-31 16:11

The US has suspended duty-free benefits for apparel from Rwanda due to tariffs imposed by the East African country on used clothing and footwear imports it blames for harming the local textile industry.

India's Modi arrives in Rwanda, seeking to promote trade

2018-07-24 09:44

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Rwanda, his first stop in a tour of Africa

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