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.

Prime Minister Ngirente receives H.E Ron Adam, Ambassador of Israel to Rwanda

Kigali May 09, 2019: The Rt. Hon. Prime Minister, Dr. Ngirente Edouard received in audience H.E. Ron Adam, the Ambassador of the State of Israel to the Republic of Rwanda. Their discussions focused on strengthening the existing excellent relations between the two countries and enhancing cooperation in different sectors including Agriculture, Trade and Investment,...

Israel will open embassy in Kigali in April

The Israeli embassy in Rwanda will open its doors in Kigali in April this year, the Ambassador of Israel to Rwanda with Residence in Ethiopia, Raphael Morav, has said. Morav said this during an interview in Kigali on Wednesday on the sidelines of an event to commemorate the lives of over six million Jews...

Kagame on row with Uganda: It’s all politics

Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Monday accused Uganda of erecting non-tariff barriers to trade in the region, which are detrimental to integration. Responding to a question by Ellen Giokos, a CNN business reporter, at the African CEO Forum in Kigali on whether the closure of the Gatuna border point was impacting economic integration in...

Congo: Mushikiwabo first visit after being elected head of the OIF

Two weeks after her election as Secretary General of the International Organization of La Francophonie (OIF), Rwandan Louise Mushikiwabo began a tour through the African countries that supported her to thank them. First step: Congo-Brazzaville where she arrived Wednesday, October 31st. In front of the press, she spoke of the place she intends to reserve for Central Africa and...

Vietnam desirous of boosting ties with Rwanda and Guinea

Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang affirmed Vietnam’s high regard for the friendship and cooperation with traditional friends in Africa, including Rwanda and Guinea during receptions for Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Rwanda Louise Mushikiwabo and Guinean Foreign Minister Mamadi Toure in Hanoi on August 7. Quang praised the African ministers for their first visits to Vietnam, which he...

AU deploys short-term election observers to Eswatini’s 2018 General Elections

Addis Ababa, 17 September 2018: Following an invitation from the Government of the Kingdom of Eswatini, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission His Excellency Moussa Faki Mahamat, has authorized the deployment of an African Union Short-Term Election Observation Mission to the Kingdom of Eswatini’s General Elections scheduled for 21 September 2018. The AU Mission is led by His Excellency...

Burundi says it is ready for SADC membership

Burundi is pushing for membership of the 16-member South African Development Community and has invited a team from the bloc to evaluate its readiness and report to the Summit. Burundian Foreign Affairs Minister Ezechiel Nibigira last week visited the chair of the SADC Summit, Namibian President Hage Geingob, and said the country is ready...

Macron names experts to probe French action during Genocide Against Tutsi

Paris: French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday appointed a panel of experts to probe France's actions in Rwanda during the country's genocide 25 years ago, a subject that has dogged Franco-Rwandan relations since the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi. The commission of eight researchers (names not yet known) and historians "will be...

Best quotes from the late former UN Sec-Gen Kofi Annan

Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Anan passed away on Saturday morning aged 80, following a short illness. The death of the renowned Ghanaian diplomat shocked the world, as leaders from all corners of the globe mourned his demise. Anan was born on 8 April 1938 in Kamasi, Ghana. He served as UN Secretary-General for two consecutive five-year terms, beginning in January 1997. As...

Mali appoints new PM days after government resigns

Former Finance Minister Boubou Cisse appointed prime minister, tasked with forming a 'broad government'. Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has appointed a new prime minister, days after the government resigned amid a spike in violence in the restive West African country. Former Finance Minister Boubou Cisse, 41, has been...

Kenyan Representatives in Observer Mission of Rwanda Parliamentary Elections

IEBC Chairperson Wafula Chebukati is in Rwanda on an observer mission to oversee the parliamentary elections in the country. He is among the Kenyan leaders in the country taking up the job under the African Union Election Observation Mission (AUEOM). Among the issues Chebukati is set to note from the polls is the cost of elections and how diaspora voting is conducted. IEBC Chairperson...

AfDB to present 2019 African Economic Outlook at 32nd AU Summit

The theme for this year’s African Economic Outlook is “Integration for Africa’s Economic Prosperity” The African Development Bank will present the 2019 edition of its flagship African Economic Outlook (AEO) report on the sidelines of the 32nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union in Addis Ababa,...

Rights group condemns the killing and public dragging of Anglophones in the Francophone – Bangourain – West Region

Center for Human Rights and Democracy in Africa (CHRDA) condemns the killing and public dragging of Anglophones in the Francophone - Bangourain - West RegionDemands on the government to immediately work with all parties to have a dialogue and end the Anglophone crisisBANGOURAIN, Cameroon, December 26, 2018/ -- Calls on Francophones and Anglophones to exercise restraint...

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...

Celebrations of the African Union Day set for Tomorrow

WHAT: Celebration of the African Union (AU) Day observed every 9 September… This year, the African Union Commission (AUC) will celebrate the Day on 15 September 2018. Meanwhile, the Message of the Chairperson of the AU Commission, H.E Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat for the African Union Day has been distributed and posted on the 9th of September 2018 on the...

East Africa Food Security Outlook, February to September 2019

Conflict and production deficits to drive deterioration in food security through at least May Key Messages More than 7 million and an estimated 17 million people in conflict-affected South Sudan and Yemen, respectively, are expected to be in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) or Emergency (IPC Phase 4) through September 2019. In...

Return of a war criminal to Sierra Leone after ten years in Rwanda

A former Sierra Leonean militia leader found guilty of war crimes and imprisoned in Rwanda has been sent back to his country to complete his sentence, the residual special tribunal for Sierra Leone, backed by the UN announced. This militiaman, Allieu Kondewa, had led the Civil Defense Forces (CDF), a pro-government paramilitary movement that committed numerous abuses against civilians alongside...

Ndagijimana Uzziel succeeded by a Nigerian as chairman of AFREXIMBANK

Despite been accused of forging her National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) exemption certificate, Nigeria’s Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun, has been elected to head the board of African Export-Import Bank. Adeosun was elected during the annual general meeting and 25th anniversary of AFREXIMBANK in Abuja. The embattled minister will be succeeding the outgoing chairman of the Bank and Minister of Finance of...

Kagame in Tanzania for EAC Summit, EAC Chairmanship

ARUSHA - President Kagame has arrived in Arusha, Tanzania to attend the 20th Ordinary Summit of the East African Community Heads of State during which Rwanda will take over chairmanship of EAC The President is scheduled to deliver a statement at the Summit. The Summit is the highest...

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Ministers from some of Africa’s largest oil and gas producing nations...

The ministers will be using Africa Oil Week Summit as a platform to discuss national strategies, sovereign competitiveness, issue licences...