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...

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...

Myanmar army apologises for mistaken photos in book on Rohingya crisis

YANGON (Reuters) – The Myanmar military issued a rare apology on Monday, acknowledging that two photographs it published in a book on the crisis over the Rohingya Muslim minority were “published incorrectly”. Reuters published an exclusive report on Friday revealing that two of the pictures in the book that aimed at illustrating the army’s account of last year’s events in...

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...

China promises $60 bn aid to Africa as 2018 FOCAC summit opens

China will provide $60 billion in financial support to Africa, President Xi Jinping said today 3rd September 2018 at the opening of a major China-Africa summit. The support will be provided in the form of government assistance as well as investment and financing by financial institutions and companies, Xi said in a speech carried live on state television. China will also...

Kagame Dismiss the so-called China debt trap for Africa

With globalization and global cooperation facing headwinds, the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) Summit in Beijing comes at the right time, Rwandan President Paul Kagame said Sunday. There is need for cooperation more than ever as some countries have made clear their intentions that they will come first and others later, or never at all, Kagame told Xinhua. The FOCAC represents...

PHOTOS: Parliamentary Elections: Kagame, First Lady already caste their votes

Rwanda's President Paul Kagame and First Lady Jeannette Kagame, on this Sunday 2nd September, 2018 elected Members of Parliament. Kagame and First Lady voted as Rwandans who live in Diaspora because the first couple is in China from Saturday to attend the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) which is scheduled to kick off on Monday 3rd September 2018. READ:President Kagame and...

President Kagame and First Lady in Beijing for FOCAC

Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame and First Lady Jeannette Kagame are in China to participate in the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) which is scheduled to kick off on Monday 3rd September 2018 TOPAFRICANEWS.COM has learnt that President Kagame will be one of the four speakers at the opening ceremony of the forum on the afternoon of September 3. The other speakers...

Fake Photos showing Rwandan refugees in the Myanmar Army book cause polemics

Source: REUTERS- Exclusive: Fake photos in Myanmar army's 'True News' book on the Rohingya crisis The grainy black-and-white photo, printed in a new book on the Rohingya crisis authored by Myanmar’s army, shows a man standing over two bodies, wielding a farming tool. “Bengalis killed local ethnics brutally”, reads the caption. In the top screenshot, an authentic image (as captured...

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...

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...

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...

Three Extremists Killed in Action by Somali, U.S. Troops

Mogadishu, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) At least three members of the terrorist group Al Shabab were killed in an attack by combined Somali and U.S. troops with air support, a local media confirmed today.   The operation, 40 kilometers southwest of the capital, integrates an offensive of these combined forces against militias of that extremist organization and the Abnaa ul-Calipha group,...

AU deploys Election Observation Mission to Rwanda

Kigali: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, following the invitation of National Electoral Commission, has approved the deployment of an African Union Election Observation Mission (AUEOM) in the Republic of Rwanda as the country prepares to hold Parliamentary Elections from 2 to 4 September 2018. The AUEOM, led by H.E. Mrs Aichatou Mindaoudou Souleymane,...

Rwandan FM briefs Lebanese officials on OIF candidacy

The Daily Star Rwandan Foreign Affairs Minister Louise Mushikiwabo briefed top Lebanese officials Monday on her candidacy to head the International Organization of La Francophonie, during an official visit to the country.

Ethiopia police arrest ex-Somali region president Abdi Illey

The former regional president of the Somali region in Ethiopia, Abdi Mohamed Omer, commonly known as Abdi Illey has been arrested, a day after the state stripped him of immunity, along with six other officials. State broadcaster, ETV, reported that Omer had been arrested on suspicion of gross human rights violations as well as instigating ethnic and religious violence. In an extraordinary...

Rwanda’s FM visits Lebanon

BEIRUT, Aug. 26 (Xinhua) -- Rwanda's minister of foreign affairs and cooperation arrived in Lebanon's Beirut on Sunday to promote her candidacy of Executive Secretary at International Francophone Organization, local media reported. Louise Mushikiwabo said she wants to meet with Lebanese officials to introduce herself and her program for the organization during the two-day official visit, according to National News...

Professor from Rwanda gets ScD degree

By Park Jae-hyuk A Rwandan professor received a doctor of science degree from a Korean university, Wednesday. Gangneung-Wonju National University (GWNU) said Thursday it awarded a doctorate degree in nutritional science to Didace Ndahimana, 38, for his thesis, "Development and validity assessment of the equations for the prediction of energy requirements in older adults - Using the doubly labeled water method...

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