EU to Foster Peace and Development in East Africa

Addis Ababa, May 6 (Prensa Latina) Fulgencio Garrido, European Union (EU) charge d'affaires in Somalia, said that the political community will hold a conference to foster peace and development in East Africa, reveals an official statement on Monday. The regional economic meeting will...

Rwanda’s PM Speech for the inauguration of Nzove I Water Treatment Plant and the upgrade of Nzove II

Rwanda's Prime Minister Dr. Edourard Ngirente has officiated at the Inauguration of New Nzove I Water Treatment Plant and the upgrade of Nzove II. The Inauguration took place on Monday 6th May 2019. Below is the Speech delivered by PM Ngirente at the ceremony. Honourable Ministers, Your Excellency, the USA Ambassador...

Rwanda, Senegal’s Presidents to speak at Tony Elumelu Foundation 2019 Forum

The Tony Elumelu Foundation, Africa’s foremost champion of entrepreneurship, will host its 5th Annual Forum — the largest annual gathering of African entrepreneurs – on July 26 and 27, 2019.The two-day event will take place at the iconic Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja. The Forum is the culmination of the annual...

Ethiopia: Late ex-president’s remains flown from Germany

The remains of the former Ethiopian President Dr Negasso Gidada has arrived home from Germany on Saturday morning.Senior government officials including Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and federal and regional states’ officials, received the body at the Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. The former Ethiopian President will be laid to rest on Sunday May 5,...

Chinese To Construct New Kigali Flyover To Ease Traffic During CHOGM 2020

First Published By: THE CHRONICLES The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2020 or CHOGM 2020 is coming to Kigali with thousands of delegates – and with them heavy traffic. Kigali will be paralyzed for several days if the small city is not prepared. City of...

Speech of Rwanda’s PM at the launch of the IFPRI 2019 Global Food Policy Report

The following is the speech of the Rwanda's Prime Minister, Dr. Ngirente Edouard, pronounced at the launch of the IFPRI 2019 Global Food Policy Report in Kigali, today May 03, 2019. Honourable Ministers, Dr. Shenggen Fan, the Director General of International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Members of Diplomatic Corps,Development partners, Distinguished Guests,

Rwanda: PM Speech delivered at the 5th International conference on Big Data

Honourable Ministers, Distinguished representatives of institutions, here present,Our distinguished guests and delegates, Good morning. It is my pleasure today to join you at this official opening of the 5th International conference on Big Data. Let me start by welcoming to Rwanda, all participants to this conference. The Government of...

Rwandan President does not worry about China’s involvement in Africa

Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame has informed participants at the Milken Institute Global Conference that the problem of anxiety by the west relating to China’s involvement in Africa has more to do with the west than with Africa. Kagame explained that the competition between the US and the industrialized world with China finds Africa caught between...

Confirmed: Rwanda detains Sankara

The Rwanda Investigation Bureau has detained NSABIMANA Callixte a.k.a Sankara, while processing his criminal case file. Nsabimana has been wanted over several offences committed on Rwandan territory. These include: Formation of an irregular armed group; Complicity in committing terrorist acts; Conspiracy and incitement to commit...

RIB, Media seek mutual partnership to Prevent crimes

Rwanda Media Commission (RMC) has asked the Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) to share key investigation techniques to the Investigative Journalists as a contribution to the evolution of Investigative Journalism in Rwanda. The request was made on Monday during a media session where RIB, RMC and Legal Aid Forum and Media fraternity were interacting on the partnership...

EAC Panics As China Refuses To Finance Railway Project

Technocrats in Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya and South Sudan are pacing up and down to digest a sudden shift by China to suspend funding for the regions signature project- the Standard Gauge Railway highly hoped for profitable integration, TAARIFA writes The Chinese government has reliably asked Kenya to provide “sufficient proof of viability”...

Rwanda to create first ever DNA database for all citizens

APA News Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) is working with relevant Government institutions to create the first ever inventor of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) fingerprinting for every citizen’s genetic information on the national register, a police source confirmed Saturday to APA in Kigali. The Secretary General for...

Nigeria: AfDB approves US$70 million loan for Ebonyi State road

The Bank Group’s funding will cover the rehabilitation and asphalting of a 51 km stretch between Nwezenvi and N'Doko, and part of the corridor between N'Doko and Ezzamgbo spanning 38.91 km ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, April 26, 2019/ -- The African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org), on Wednesday 24 April 2019 approved a...

Kagame disagrees with Supreme Court on criminalising defamation against Head of State

Kigali, Rwanda | KELLY RWAMAPERA |The Independent Uganda Rwanda President Paul Kagame has taken issue with a Supreme decision to retain as a criminal offense, insults or defamation against the Head of State, who is also a public official. He urged further debate on the matter, saying that his position has always been...

East, central African police chiefs meet in Tanzania over cross-border crimes

ARUSHA, Tanzania, April 25 (Xinhua) -- Police chiefs from the east and central African countries are meeting in Tanzania to seek measures of controlling cross-border crimes including human trafficking and cybercrime. Held in the country's commercial capital, Dar es Salaam, the meeting involved inspectors of general of police from countries including Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda,...

IGAD calls meeting on South Sudan stalemate

The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the Horn of Africa's regional stability watchdog, has called a meeting to iron out friction between President Salva Kiir and former rebel leader Dr Riek Machar over formation of a government of National Unity. IGAD Special Envoy to South Sudan Imail Wais asked all the parties on Thursday...

African leaders call for an immediate ceasefire in Libya

African leaders meeting in Cairo on Tuesday called for an “immediate and unconditional halt” to fighting in Libya. Egypt’s president, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi who hosted the meeting, said leaders should develop a coherent regional response to the crisis in Libya, warning against ‘a slide into chaos’. The AU’s Libya “troika”, which...

Rwandan Envoy presents Credentials to the Niger President

The Rwandan ambassador accredited to Niger presented, on Tuesday, April 23, the Letters of Credence to the President of the Republic of Niger HE Issoufou Mahamadou, TOPAFRICANEWS reports HE Stanilas Kamanzi, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Rwanda presented the letters of credence in a...

Sudanese Ambassadors in Rwanda, other countries sacked

Sudan’s military council sacks diplomats Sudan’s Transitional Military Council (TMC) decided on Monday to sack six ambassadors and consuls as part of its review of the country’s diplomatic representation abroad, Anadolu has reported. “The TMC issued a number of important decisions and constitutional decrees concerning restructuring of the state bodies,...

Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) Awards 2019 – Call for Nominations

The call for nominations is now openCAPE TOWN, South Africa, April 23, 2019/ -- The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) (www.AWIEForum.org) is pleased to announce the 3rd edition of the AWIEF Awards.The annual AWIEF Awards is Africa’s most prestigious awards event designed to highlight and celebrate the achievements of women entrepreneurs and ...

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