Rwanda


Why we need to recharge our batteries of patriotism

2019-01-11 14:10

The challenge for South Africa is to make sure we don't use our constitutionally enshrined political freedoms to tear ourselves apart.

Rwanda drops appeal against acquittal of dissident Rwigara

2019-01-09 19:33

Rwanda's government has withdrawn an appeal against the acquittal of dissident politician Diane Rwigara, who was tried on charges of inciting insurrection and forgery, prosecutors say.

Eight-nation summit discusses DRC

2018-12-27 07:29

Eight nations in southern and central Africa have met to discuss the situation in Democratic Republic of Congo, a country that has been a regional battleground twice in the last quarter-century.

DRC: the Joseph Kabila years

2018-12-17 13:07

Joseph Kabila came to power in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2001, ruling during a period of bloody insurgencies and deadly protests against his extended mandate.

Burundi's president Nkurunziza no longer considers Rwanda a partner but an enemy

2018-12-16 08:00

It is important to find ways to prevent the eruption of a possible open conflict between Rwanda and Burundi which could lead to devastating consequences for the region, write Selina Diaby and Patrick Hajayandi.

Top Africa stories: Zim post-election violence report to be made public, Mozambique

2018-12-13 08:08

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly reassured Zimbabweans that he will make public the post-election violence report, and Mozambique has named top ex-rebels to army command.

Suspect in Rwanda genocide home after Denmark extradites him

2018-12-12 08:00

A Rwandan teacher accused of participating in the country's 1994 genocide has arrived home to face charges after his extradition from Denmark.

Rwanda says forces clash with rebels from neighbouring DRC

2018-12-10 17:01

Rwanda's army says its forces have fought and repelled suspected rebels who crossed into the country from neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo, killing four of them.

Rwandan opposition leader defiant as prison term possible

2018-12-05 13:23

The Rwandan opposition leader who awaits judgment on charges of inciting insurrection and forgery after challenging the longtime president in last year's election says no amount of pressure will silence her.

European zoos to send critically endangered rhinos to Rwanda

2018-11-20 19:59

Wildlife parks from three European countries are joining forces to send critically endangered eastern black rhinos back to their natural habitat in Rwanda, where the entire rhino population was wiped out during the genocide in the 1990s.

 

Ugandan officers charged with abducting Rwanda refugees

2019-01-10 09:41

Eight Ugandan security officers have been charged in a military court with abducting and illegally repatriating Rwandan asylum seekers to Kigali, a prosecutor says.

Rwanda's story is more complex than clean streets and effective governance

2019-01-07 13:42

Rwanda is gradually becoming an economically prosperous society; yet it is not becoming an open or a more democratic society, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Two Congolese troops killed by Rwandan rebels: DRC army

2018-12-18 17:07

Two Congolese soldiers were killed in clashes with Rwandan pro-Hutu rebels after two of their leaders were arrested in an eastern frontier region of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a military spokesperson says.

2 killed in attack in Rwanda, near border with Burundi

2018-12-16 18:00

At least two Rwandan civilians were killed and eight injured when attackers set fire to three passenger vehicles in the southern Nyamagabe district, which borders Burundi, says a Rwandan army official

Two Rwandan soldiers killed by rebels on DRC border: Kagame

2018-12-15 09:48

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.

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.

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.

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.

In South Sudan, a new approach in ending child soldiers' use

2018-11-26 21:04

After coming face to face with "unpredictable" gun-waving children almost 25 years ago, the former commander of the failed UN peacekeeping mission during the Rwandan genocide has dedicated his life to eliminating the use of children as weapons of war.

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.

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