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 ...

President Kagame Arrives in Angola on Wednesday

Rwanda's President Paul Kagame arrives Wednesday in Luanda for a two-day official visit following the invitation of his Angolan counterpart, João Lourenço, TOPAFRICANEWS has learned. On the same day, the two Heads of State will hold a meeting in the Presidential Palace, reads in a note to the President of the Republic's...

UN Writes to Rwanda on Impending Rebel Attack

The United Nations has communicated to the government of President Paul Kagame, alerting him of an advance of rebels from North to South Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo to the Rwandan border. The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in the DRC, Leila Zerrougui said the body received...

Morocco-Rwanda: 12 new conventions will be signed

After the 23 conventions concluded during the royal visit to Rwanda in 2016, the two parties are preparing to sign 12 new agreements covering different sectors, TOPAFRICANEWS has learned. Morocco's Prime Minister Saad-Eddine El Othmani received, Monday, March 18, 2019 in Rabat, a delegation from Rwanda, led by head of the Rwandan diplomacy, Richard...

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...

U.S Air Force Proud of Rwanda Native Helping to lead the Army’s new F-35 MICAP

Since his youth in an East-Central African nation with a turbulent history of genocide, one Airman dreamed of becoming a leader. Only two years after enlisting, Senior Airman Karl Mutangana, 96th Logistics Readiness Squadron, deployed for his new country as an Airman in United States Air Force. “I’m grateful. Being in the United States Air Force is an enlightening experience,” said...

Cooperation between Russia and Rwanda in Nuclear energy

On Wednesday, December 5, 2018, Russia and the Republic of Rwanda signed an intergovernmental framework agreement in the field of Nuclear energy in Moscow. Indeed, this agreement '' will serve as a starting point for an active dialogue between the two countries in the nuclear field and will allow to start the implementation of specific cooperation projects '', welcomed Rosatom,...

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,...

Josiane Mwiseneza: The young lady from Rural community who makes Rwanda vibrate

For nearly a month, Rwanda is boiling around the candidacy of a young woman for the election of Miss Rwanda 2019. Punk hairstyle, modest dress style, toe injury, lack of makeup, medium size, Josiane Mwiseneza seemed, at the time of her arrival to the pre-selection of applications for Miss Rwanda, to...

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...

Experts push towards Digitalization of Postal Services in Africa

Tunis, Tunisia, 15 March 2019: Promoting Digital Transformation of the postal services to support Africa’s transformation was the subject of the High Level Forum held in Tunis, Tunisia on 13 and 14 March 2019. Held under the overall theme "Transforming Postal Services in Africa: Digitalization for Services Delivery to Citizens, Strategy to increase...

MP commends Local NGO for changing Citizens ’Lives in Shyogwe sector

A member of the Rwandan Parliament has commended Hope of Family, a local Non-Governmental Organization, for its continued efforts to alleviate citizens from the poverty as well as to enable their children have access to education. Speaking to the beneficiaries of Hope of the Family activities in Shyogwe Sector of Muhanga District in the...

4,000, not 14,000 Rwandans to be repatriated, Ugandan minister says

Kampala. A total of 4,000 Rwandans are likely to be affected in the proposed repatriation of Rwandan refugees who have been living in Uganda since the 1994 genocide that left close to a million people butchered, a minister has said. Mr Hilary Onek, the minister for Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees, was clarifying on earlier reports that had indicated that...

Burundi, Somalia call for summit to discuss AMISOM troop withdrawal

Burundi and Somalia have called for an emergency summit to discuss the contested withdrawal of 1,000 Burundian troops from the Horn of Africa nation before the end of the month. The African Union is gradually scaling back its Amisom force in troubled Somalia, and announced late last year that the Burundian soldiers must leave...

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...

MPs opposed to gender Bill say politicians will give wives, girlfriends extra seats

Kenyan MPs on Tuesday debated the gender Bill that would allocate a third of all seats in parliament to women, with campaigners optimistic it would pass despite previous failures. The Bill has the backing of both President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga and its supporters say they are confident it will pass. But it is not without opposition. Critics...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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MININFRA Calls for Community Ownership of Water and Sanitation Infrastructures

Rwanda’s Ministry of Infrastructure has called for infrastructures ownership among citizens as they are the ones who benefit from them at the...