Cyclone Idai Claims 82 Lives in Zimbabwe, Death Toll Set to Rise

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been forced to cut short his visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to attend to the devastating effects of Tropical Cyclone Idai, which has so far claimed 82 lives and left nearly 200 missing. Local government minister July Moyo in an exclusive interview with VOA warned that the...

Burundi children detained for scribbling on leader’s image

A parent and a teacher say six schoolgirls in Burundi have been detained for scribbling on an image of the country’s president in schoolbooks. The case echoes one in 2016, when several students were condemned to up to 20 years behind bars. They were freed after a public outcry. At the time, the government...

WASAC, JICA launch the development of Water Supply Master Plan for City of Kigali

The objective of the Project is to contribute the quality of water supply services for efficient water use by formulating the Water Supply Master Plan for City of Kigali. This Master plan will solve some water shortage challenges in the city of Kigali. The Chief Executive of Water and Sanitation Corporation...

President Kenyatta, Macron, Rwanda’s PM among leaders attending UN meet

Prime Minister of Rwanda, Edouard Ngirente, has arrived in Kenya for the 4th United Nations Environment Assembly. Today he also attends the One Planet Summit alongside Pres. Uhuru Kenyatta, Pres. Emmanuel Macron, Pres. shisekedi, Pres. Rajoelina and UN DSG AminaJ Mohammed. The One Planet Summit convenes on Thursday and will be opened officially ...

DRC President Expected in Rwanda

President Félix-A. Tshisekedi of Democratic Republic of Congo is expected to visit Rwanda on March 26, RBA has learned. This follows the meeting by President Kagame and the DRC's Director of Cabinet Vital Kamerhe in Rwanda on Tuesday, 12 March. President Félix-A. Tshisekedi is also expected to participate in the upcoming Africa...

RIB arrests Suspect murderer of FDU Spokesperson

Last week there were media reports that one Mutuyimana Anselme was found dead near Gishwati Forest. Mutuyimana was said to be the spokesperson of FDU Inkingi, unregistered party of Rwandan opposition figure Umuhoza Ingabire VICTOIRE. Since then Rwandan opposition politician Victoire Ingabire has called for justice following the death of her...

AfDB and Sophia University in Japan sign MOU to build capacity

Sophia University, a leading private Jesuit university with a student population of 14,000 (2018), is one of many in the country that host the Japan-Africa ScholarshipABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, March 11, 2019/ -- The African Development Bank (AfDB.org) and Sophia University in Japan, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote capacity development within the two institutions for...

Oranto Petroleum Increases its Support to the Education of South Sudan’s Communities

The program will run for a 5-year period and is expected to have a considerable impact on communities in the State, which is amongst the poorest of the countryJUBA, South Sudan, March 11, 2019/ -- As part of its commitment to the socio-economic development of South Sudan, Oranto Petroleum will be financing an educational...

Kinyinya distributes New Uniforms, communication facilities to Irondo Guards

Kinyinya has moved another step ahead to ensure the well-being of community led security guards as well as the safety of citizens in all four cells of Kinyinya Sector which is one of the sectors of Gasabo District in the city of Kigali. On Monday 11th March 2018, the Sector officials together with the District...

Message from President Danny Faure on the occasion of Commonwealth Day

Message from President Danny Faure on the occasion of Commonwealth Day 11 March 2019 Today, as we join the Commonwealth family in celebrating Commonwealth Day, it reminds us of the importance of solid ties among nations. As we become increasingly inextricably interlinked, these connections afford us the opportunity to contribute...

U.S Senior Diplomat Meet Kagame & Chief of Diplomacy

US Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Tibor Nagy met President Paul Kagame and Rwanda’s Chief of Diplomacy Dr. Richard Zezibera last weekend. The U.S says his visit is in line with the promotion of stronger business ties between the United States and Africa, engage Africa‘s vibrant youth, strengthen partnerships that aim for greater peace and security, and...

One Rwandan died in Ethiopian Airlines crash

ADDIS ABABA, March 10 (Reuters) - An Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed on Sunday was carrying passengers from more than 30 countries, the airline's CEO told journalists. He said they included 32 Kenyans, 18 Canadians, nine Ethiopians, eight Italians, eight Chinese citizens, eight Americans, seven British citizens, seven French citizens, six Egyptians, five Dutch...

Information about the visit of Paul Kagame to Tanzania

Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda and the Chairman of the East African Community, will arrive in Tanzania on March 7, 2019 for a two-day visit. The visit takes place following the invitation of Dr. John Pombe Magufuli, President of the United Republic of Tanzania. This visit will provide an opportunity for both...

Somali president visits Ethiopia PM for bilateral talks

Somali president Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed “Farmajo” arrived in Ethiopia on Monday (March 5) on an official visit. He was received at the Bole International Airport by hist host Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. Both leaders are expected to hold talks on bilateral and regional issues. “The visit has come as part...

Rwanda Govt unveils 16th Umwiherero Topics

The 16th national leadership retreat this year coincides with the 25th Commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi. Two and a half decades later, Rwanda has made substantial progress in the economy, social and governance sectors. Attaining vision 2050 will require accelerating efforts to achieve double-digit average annual growth rates.

No deployment of troops at Uganda-Rwanda border, say authorities

Rwandan troops have not been deployed at the Ugandan border, according to Uganda’s government spokesperson, who denied reports in the Ugandan media that “heavily armed” soldiers had been stationed there. The border crossing at Katuna has been closed since last week and Rwanda has advised its nationals to avoid travelling to Uganda.

Aiteo Clarifies Nembe Creek Fire Incident

We are continuing to work with all the relevant authorities to restore full functionality to all the relevant installations and affected areasLAGOS, Nigeria, March 4, 2019/ -- On 2 March 2019, a suspected explosion occurred in the Niger Delta, within the vicinity of Nembe Creek Well 7, behind Mile 1 Community in Bayelsa State, Nigeria.Despite initial challenges,...

Anger in eastern DRC as 6 more die in Goma shootings

Bandits shot dead six people in eastern DR Congo overnight, sparking angry protests by residents who blockaded the main street running through Goma city on Sunday, officials said. “We have just recovered the bodies of five civilians and a soldier who were killed” during an overnight gun battle, the city’s deputy prosecutor Claver...

Uganda-Rwanda tension: Rugunda appeals for calm

By ROBERT MUHEREZA & RAJAB MUKOMBOZI Kabale- Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda has appealed for calm as tensions continue to mount at closed the Uganda–Rwanda border. Tensions at the Katuna-Gatuna border post flared on Wednesday when all cargo vehicles from Uganda were denied entry into Rwanda. “Uganda ...

35% of Genocide survivors have mental health problems – RBC

About 223,500 people sought consultation in public hospitals for mental health related treatment last year, the Director of the Psychiatric Care Unit at the Rwanda Biomedical Center, Dr Jean-Damascene Iyamuremye, has said. 10 per cent of the above are new patients while 35.6 per cent are survivors of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi.

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