2 people dead, 13 have sustained injuries

Two people died and 13 have sustained serious injuries after a trailer collided with a Kigali-bound bus at Konyo trading centre, about 3km from the Uganda-Rwanda border town of Katuna. https://youtu.be/0s7OaosoeqQ

Rwanda, Lebanon attend Egypt’s ‘Bright Star’ drill as observers

A team from Rwanda is attending the Egyptian-US joint military exercise known as the “Bright Star” at a military base in Alexandria, Egyptian media reported. The military exercises include land, naval and air forces from Egypt, the United States, Britain, France, Italy, Greece, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan. Rwanda, Lebanon, Iraq, Pakistan, India, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, the Democratic...

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...

Burundi to attend EAC summit after postponement: spokesman

(Xinhua) -- Burundi will attend a forthcoming summit of heads of state of the six-member East African Community (EAC) due on Dec. 27 in Tanzania's Arusha, after it was postpooned due to Burundi's absence, Burundian president spokesperson Jean Claude Karerwa said Saturday. Burundi had enough time to prepare for the 20th summit of...

OIF: Minister Mushikiwabo in Cambodia Today

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and East African Community of the Republic of Rwanda Louise Mushikiwabo and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Guinea Mamadi Toure will officially visit Cambodia on 9 August 2018, according to the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC)'s press release dated on Thursday. The two ministers will have a bilateral...

New Changes in Rwanda Defence Force

Promotion, appointment and structure changes in Rwanda Defence Force Kigali, 17 July 2018 H.E The president of the Republic and Commander-in-Chief of Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) has made the following promotion, appointment and structure changes in RDF: - The J2 Department becomes Defence Intelligence Department. - Lieutenant Colonel Andrew NYAMVUMBA has been promoted to the rank of Colonel and appointed the Chief of...

South Sudanese Insurgent Leader to Sign Latest Draft Peace Deal

Khartoum, 29 Aug (Prensa Latina) The series of serials which has become the South Sudanese crisis took another unexpected turn today after the announcement by insurgent leader Riek Machar of the signing of the agreement which he had rejected hours earlier.   A statement from the Sudanese Foreign Ministry states that 'after intense efforts by the mediators, Machar has agreed to...

Malawi Extradite Genocide Fugitive to Rwanda

Malawian authorities have extradited Vincent Murekezi a Genocide suspect who has been in custody in the southern African country since 2016. Vincent Murekezi, a Genocide fugitive who has avoided capture for the past 15 years, was on Monday morning brought to Rwanda and handed to Rwanda Correction Service (RCS) by their...

Statement from Rwanda Investigation Bureau on Ingabire Summons

1. This morning, 9 October 2018, Ms Ingabire Umuhoza Victoire appeared at Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) in response to a summons to discuss factually-incorrect statements recently made by her, or attributed to her, that may constitute violations of the Penal Code. 2. Specifically at issue are characterisations of her  conviction as "political", and references to others as "political prisoners". Ms...

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,...

Government of Rwanda statement on early release of Simba Aloys

In the strongest terms possible, Rwanda opposes the early release of Aloys Simba from prison. The International Criminal Tribunal of Rwanda convicted Simba of genocide and the crime against humanity of extermination, and it sentenced him to 25 years imprisonment. He should serve his entire prison term. At a meeting between the Rwandan Ambassador...

Eritrea appoints first ambassador to Ethiopia

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Eritrea has appointed its first ambassador to neighboring Ethiopia in two decades, the government said on Saturday, as the former foes pushed on with a rapprochement. The job went to Semere Russom, Eritrea’s current education minister and former ambassador to the United States, Information Minister Yemane Meskel said on Twitter. Since signing an agreement in Asmara on July...

Congolese Army kill 20 militiamen in Kalingati and Pabuka

The FARDC killed around 20 militiamen during operations launched on January 31 against all Mayi-Mayi groups, perpetrators of insecurity on the Beni-Butembo road and the surrounding towns of the city of Beni. According to Major Mak Hazukay, spokesperson for Sokola 1, during the destruction of two camps of these militiamen in Kalingati and Pabuka,...

PHOTOS: President Xi met with Paul Kagame

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday met with Rwandan President Paul Kagame who attended the 2018 Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation. Calling the just concluded summit a meeting with historic significance, Xi expressed his appreciation and gratitude to Kagame for his attendance, also as the rotating chairperson of the African Union, and his contribution to the success...

Court affirms immigration fraud conviction of Rwandan man

  CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A court has affirmed the immigration fraud conviction of a Rwandan man who lied to gain entry into the U.S. and was living in Cedar Rapids. The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday affirmed the conviction of 57-year-old Ken Ngombwa, who was convicted in 2016 of naturalization fraud, conspiracy to unlawfully procure citizenship and...

African Union to deploy fact-finding mission to Gabon

 The African Union (AU) has announced that it will shortly deploy a fact-finding mission to Libreville, the capital of Gabon. AU Commission President Moussa Faki Mahamat is concerned about developments in Gabon with regard to the state of health of President Ali Bongo Ondimba, according to a statement issued by the AU on Saturday night. Mr. Bongo has been hospitalized since...

Kagame expected in India for Vibrant Gujarat Summit

Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame is expected in India where he and several other heads of States will participate in Vibrant Gujarat which is a biennial investors' summit held by the government of Gujarat in Gujarat, India. TOPAFRICANEWS has learnt that at the sideline of the Summit, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also be having...

Rwanda Government’s Press release on Xi Jinping visit

Kigali, 22 July 2018 -- President Xi Jinping and First Lady Peng Liyuan of China arrived on Sunday evening in Rwanda for a two-day State Visit. Upon arrival at the Kigali International Airport, the Chinese First Couple was received by President Paul Kagame and First Lady Jeannette Kagame accompanied by senior government officials. This marks the first ever visit...

Koffi Annan Burial Date announced

Former United Nation Secretary General and Noble prize laureate Kofi Annan will be buried in his home country Ghana on Sept 13, the West African nation’s President said on Friday. Annan died in a Swiss hospital at the age of 80.

What is really behind Josiane’s Fame in Miss Rwanda 2019?

The experts pointed out that Josiane Mwiseneza's fame was due to the sympathy felt after the media reported that she had traveled long distances and was injured on the way, while she was on her way to Miss Rwanda's selection in the western province of Rwanda. The fervor around the candidacy of Josiane Mwiseneza...

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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...