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.

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.

SA to probe Rwanda ex-spy chief mysterious murder

2018-11-02 11:33

An inquest into the death of an exiled Rwandan ex-spy chief who was found strangled in a luxury Johannesburg hotel in 2014 will open in January, says a South African court official.

11 African leaders meeting in Germany at development summit

2018-10-30 16:50

Chancellor Angela Merkel is meeting with the heads of 11 African nations, international organisations and corporate leaders to promote a program launched under the German Group of 20 presidency last year designed to encourage private investment in Africa.

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.

Kivu, Africa's Great Lakes battleground

2018-10-06 09:02

The Democratic Republic of Congo's region of Kivu, where 2018 Nobel Peace Prize winner doctor Denis Mukwege is based, has been caught up in conflict and war for 24 years.

Cartoons that 'humiliate' officials in Rwanda now a crime

2018-09-30 09:30

A new law in Rwanda says drawing cartoons or producing writing that "humiliates" a government official is now a criminal offense.

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.


Rwanda prosecutors seek 22-year sentence for dissident

2018-11-07 21:05

Prosecutors has requested that Rwanda's leading dissident politician be handed 22 years in prison for inciting insurrection and forgery as her trial opened in the capital Kigali.

Top Africa stories: S Sudan frees retired SANDF colonel, Zim prophet

2018-11-03 07:06

South Sudanese authorities have released rebel leader Riek Machar's former spokesperson as well as a South African adviser, and a Zimbabwean prophet who claims to have found a cure for HIV is considering leaving the country.

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.

Rwanda names 50% female Cabinet, following Ethiopia

2018-10-19 17:39

Two days after Ethiopia announced one of the world's few "gender-balanced" Cabinets with 50% women, Rwanda has done the same.

Tiny Rwanda boosts influence with Francophonie chief role

2018-10-12 16:43

Rwanda has scored a major win with the election of its foreign minister to head a global association of French-speaking nations, as it seeks to boost its influence on the continent and further afield.

Rwandan ex-presidential challenger Rwigara freed on bail

2018-10-05 21:08

Former Rwandan presidential candidate Diane Rwigara has been freed on bail after more than a year behind bars on charges she has called politically motivated after her outspoken challenge of one of Africa's most prominent leaders.

Rwanda fee hike to visit gorillas leads to drop in tourists

2018-09-28 19:38

Rwanda fee hike to visit gorillas leads to tourist drop; new discount hopes to bring them back.

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.

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