President Uhuru Kenyatta expected in Rwanda Next Week

President Uhuru Kenyatta departs to China on Friday for a six-day trip which forms part of his busy itinerary that has seen him meet a series of global leaders. While in Asia, the President and his host Xi Jinping are expected to hold bilateral talks, specifically on trade, including extension of the Standard Gauge Railway from Nairobi to Malaba at...

Kagame attends BRICS Summit in South Africa

PresidentPaul Kagame is in South Africa to participate at the BRICS Leaders' Summit which is taking place From Wednesday to Friday 27th July 2018. This website earlier reported that BRICS Leaders (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) meet from Wednesday to Friday for an annual summit in Johannesburg, where the Donald Trump "trade war" should dominate the debate. BRICS countries...

Uganda Gov’t to Introduce Chinese Language as a Mandatory Subject in All Schools

The Ugandan government is set to introduce the Chinese language as a mandatory subject in all schools countrywide beginning January 2019. Minister in the Office of the President Esther Mbayo says the government has prepared teaching materials for the subject and has selected 35 schools for the initial rollout of the program.

BREAKINGNEWS: Two Prominent Opposition Parties in Rwanda Win Parliamentary Seats

Green Party and PS-Imberakuri have both garnered the threshold of 5% of votes, winning 2 seats each in the next Chamber of Deputies, the Rwanda electoral commission chief has announced. RPF has won 40 seats PSD 5 seats PL 4 seats. Independents - 0 Green Party and PS-Imberakuri victory is seen as a historical victory because it's the first Time, parties...

Exclusive: “Rwandan opposition recruiting fighters via Burundi to DRC”- UN Report

The United Nation’s Group of Experts Report on DRC of Dec 2018 found that an armed group active in Fizi and Uvira territories and associated with Rwandan opposition groups benefited from local and external support for the recruitment of its combatants. The report was provided to the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1533...

President Kagame explains How Himbara fabricated lies to collide Rwanda with South Africa

President Paul Kagame has held a Press Conference after concluding remarks addressed to Umushyikirano dialogues where Rwandans sit together and deliberate on the yearlong implementation of the Government programs, see gaps and how to address the unsolved issues as well as take directives and recommendations for the implementation of the future programs.

Africa: After Rwanda, Angola wants to close churches

In Angola, it is soon the "requiem" of unofficial churches. The government plans to close them next month. In Angola, the state no longer wants unofficial churches. it promises to close them as early as November. "The illegal religious denominations in Angola will be closed from November," said Francisco de Castro Maria, National Director for Religious Affairs at the Angolan Ministry...

German auto giant VW announces multi-pronged entry into Ethiopia

Volkswagen brand continues its engagement in emerging countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. In the presence of Frank-Walter Steinmeier, President of the Federal Republic of Germany, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by Thomas Schaefer, Head of the Volkswagen Sub-Saharan Africa Region, and the Commissioner of the Ethiopian Investment Commission (EIC), Abebe Abebayehu,...

Archbishop Ntihinyurwa Launches 3rd Phase of Construction of Regina Mundi Church

KIGALI-Archbishop Thadee Ntihinyurwa of the Archdiocese of Kigali, this Sunday, June 17, 2018, has launched the third phase of the construction of the Regina Mundi Catholic Church located in Kibagabaga, in District of Gasabo of the City of Kigali. The church will have the capacity to host 3000 people and it is expected to be completed at the end of...

Unidentified attackers set fire to three passenger vehicles in Rwanda

PRESS RELEASE Kigali, 15 December 2018: At 18:15 hrs in Cyitabi Sector of Nyamagabe District in Southern Rwanda, unidentified attackers set fire to three passenger vehicles, killing two civilians and injuring eight. The injured have been taken to Kigeme Hospital for treatment. According to the Military Spokesperson, Lt Col Innocent Munyengango, the RDF is pursuing...

IN PICTURES: Thousands of pilgrims convene at Kibeho Holy land for Assumption Day

Thousands of pilgrims from all over the world convened at Kibeho to mark the ascension to heaven of the Virgin Mary. The day is celebrated by Roman Catholics as Assumption Day on 15th August every year. Kibeho is an important place for Catholics as it is believed that the Virgin Mary appeared to some teenagers in the remote area in 1981. Pope...

President Kagame to hold talks with his French counterpart in New York

“Making the United Nations relevant to all people: global leadership and shared responsibilities for peaceful, equitable and sustainable societies”, is the theme of the general debate of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly to be held from 25 September to 1 October at the Organization's headquarters in New York. They will be 84 heads of state and 44...

Mnangagwa saved Chamisa from arrest, says Zim police chief

Zimbabwean police have reportedly said that President Emmerson Mnangagwa is the reason why they have not arrested the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party leader Nelson Chamisa for "inciting violence", which led to a deadly military crackdown on August 1. According to New Zimbabwe.com, police boss, Godwin Matanga told the Kgalema Motlanthe led commission of Inquiry into the deadly...

EAC Heads of State summit flops

Leaders' Summit of East African Community flops in Arusha, Tanzania, postponed to deal with Burundi concerns which had boycotted. Another summit has been scheduled for late December. President Yoweri Museveni also the chairman of the East African Community (EAC) has called off a Heads of State summit that was scheduled for today, Friday, November 30, in Arusha Tanzania The meeting has...

Rwandan and South African Presidents meet

  Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame and South African President Cyril Ramaphose met yesterday in Argentina where both Leaders are attending the G-20 Summit. The office of the President Paul Kagame announced that “President Kagame meets with President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa ahead of the G 20 Summit” without further details. READ Also: Will South Africa hand over Kayumba Nyamwasa to Kigali?

Citizens’ Participatory Planning Kicked Off Across the Country

The process of gathering and collecting citizens’ priorities in Districts Local Governments for national planning considerations kicked off today across the country during the citizens’ community assemblies. At the national level, the function was carried out at Bukure Sector/Rwesero Cell in Gicumbi District. This exercise is being done jointly led by the Ministry of Local Government and other key stakeholders...

Canada Government announces funding for projects in Rwanda

Information Document Education Right to Play - Ghana, Mozambique and Rwanda: Gender Responsive Education and Transformation (GREAT) - $ 19.5 Million (2018-2023) This project aims to remove barriers to gender equality and improve primary education in Ghana, Mozambique and Rwanda. The Government says in a statement published on its website that “In particular, the project will address the challenges of the education sector,...

Rwandan Senior Journalist Denounce Police Mistreatment

A senior Journalist who is also a Lecturer at the University of Rwanda in the School of Journalism and Communication Dr. Kayumba Christophe on Saturday denounced the mistreatment by Rwanda National Police accusing the Security Organ of irresponsibility in their Profession, TOPAFRICANEWS reports. Kayumba denounced the mistreatment in a series of Tweets following the Police announcement read “Today at 7am...

DRC Elections: Emmanuel Ramazan Shaddary leading in election poll

The African Media Council has conducted a poll to determine the leading candidate in the DR election scheduled for December 23, 2018. As poll results show, the leading candidate is Emmanuel Ramazan Shaddary, followed by Felix Tshisekedi. As results show on the chart, the leading role of Felix Tshisekedi before Martin Fayulu is waning gradually. Martin Fayulu stands in the...

President Kagame arrives in Addis-Abeba for AU Summit

President Paul Kagame who is also serving as Chairperson of the African Union has arrived in Addis-Abeba on Friday where  he will chair the Extra-ordinary Summit of the African Union. Forty-five leaders are expected at the 11th Extraordinary Summit of Heads of State of the African Union (AU) on 17 and 18 November at the organization's headquarters in Addis Ababa. African...

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