AfLS Facility trains African lawyers on negotiating deals in key economic sectors

The workshop, co-organized with the African Business Law Firms Association (ABFLA) under the African Legal Support Facility Academy, was held in Accra, Ghana, from 14-15 February, 2019ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, February 28, 2019/ -- The African Legal Support Facility has completed a two-day workshop for African lawyers and government negotiators, aimed at strengthening their capacity to negotiate...

Unidentified group attacks Ebola treatment center in DR Congo

Armed assailants attacked an Ebola treatment centre in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday, setting off a fire and an extended gun battle with security forces. The identity and motive of the assailants were unclear. Aid workers have faced mistrust in some areas as they work...

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...

Ruhango: Bishimira uruhare rw’umugore mu kubungabunga ibidukikije

Ubwuzuzanye mu kurinda no gusigasira ibidukikije bushingiye akenshi ku ifatwa ry’ibyemezo bihera mu muryango ndetse no ku muntu ku giti cye. Ni intabwe ikomeye ubuyobozi bw'Akarere ka Ruhango buvugako umugore agiramo uruhare rukomeye biturutse ku ruhare rwe mu guteza imbere umuryango. Kuba abagore bagira uruhare mu kubungabung ibidukikije bifasha umuryango gushyirako ingamba za ngombwa zisigasira umubano...

Govt to pilot green model city project in Kinyinya

Property and environmental experts are finalising a feasibility study for a proposed green model city in Kinyinya Sector of Gasabo District accelerating the country’s efforts to protect the environment while settling people in safe places. The Government has secured 620 hectares in Kinyinya where it plans to establish a low carbon and climate resilient...

Nyamagabe: Kagame updated on the progress of access to clean water

President Paul Kagame has received up to date information on the progress made so far to connect clean water to Nyamagabe citizens. Officials reported the progress to the Head of State on Tuesday 26th February 2018, during a visit to Nyamagabe District where he addressed over 20,000 residents of Nyamagabe, Nyaruguru, and Huye Districts of the...

Senegalese Ali Diallo, joining PIF Presidential Innovation Fellows

Ali Diallo is an entrepreneur of Senegalese descent focused on innovationWASHINGTON D.C., United States of America, February 26, 2019/ -- Ali Diallo joining from Boston, Massachusetts, will be working with on a digital data revolution project at the Millennium Challenge Corporation. Ali Diallo is an entrepreneur of Senegalese descent focused on innovation.He is a serial entrepreneur, mentor, writer, and strategist focused...

Standard Chartered maintains its momentum as it introduces more digitally-led retail banks in Africa

The Bank has launched its digital services in Tanzania and Ghana following successful roll-outs in Côte d’Ivoire and UgandaDUBAI, United Arab Emirates, February 24, 2019/ -- Standard Chartered today announced it had completed a simultaneous multi-market launch of its digitally-led retail banks in Tanzania and Ghana, with Kenya’s roll out scheduled to occur shortly. This...

CNLG denounces negationist conference by the Seth Sendashonga Institute

The Seth Sendashonga Institute (IScid) is organizing a conference-debate on the denial of genocide perpetrated against Tutsi on 23 February 2019 in Brussels. This association created on May 1, 1999 in Brussels is clearly a forum of deniers, the common denominator of which is the propagation of genocide denialist ideas.            This denial conference...

Israel opens first embassy in Rwanda

Israel has opened its first embassy in Rwanda as the two countries move to cement economic and political ties. The new Israel Ambassador to Rwanda, Mr Ron Adam, presented his credentials to President Paul Kagame on Friday. “Israel shares a lot of similarities with Rwanda and I am excited to...

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...

Annual Africa Shared Value Summit to be held in Nairobi

This year's Africa Shared Value Summit will be held in Nairobi, Kenya on the 23rd and 24th of May 2019 at the Radisson Blu HotelNAIROBI, Kenya, February 20, 2019/ -- Among the keynote speakers this year is American co-author of the seminal Harvard Business Review article 'Creating Shared Value', co-founder and managing director of FSG,...

Are MTN Deportations Linked to Coup Attempt Reports?

Last week, Kampala deported MTN Uganda CEO Wim Vanhelleputte days after reports of a foiled coup attempt against President Yoweri Museveni’s 33-year government. A deportation order signed by internal affairs minister Gen Jeje Odongo described Vanhelleputte as an “undesirable immigrant.” Police said the deportation was in “national security” interest.

DRC soldiers beheaded by FDLR rebels, army denounces terrorism

The Congolese armed forces reported on Saturday, February 16, 2019, that two soldiers were beheaded by Rwandan rebels of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), during military operations, a week ago, in the locality of 'Itabi, in Masisi territory (North Kivu). "On February 8, 2019, during a surprise attack by the...

MTN case pits Uganda against 4 nations

The dramatic falling out between Uganda’s largest telco MTN and the authorities, which culminated in Thursday’s arrest and deportation of the company’s chief executive, Belgian national Wim Vanhelleputte, may have left President Yoweri Museveni at a crossroads. The president has to juggle between believing intelligence from his security agents or...

Nigerian presidential election postponed

Politicians and voters across Nigeria expressed disappointment and dismay on Saturday after a national election was postponed hours before polls were due to open, with one opposition leader calling the move a dangerous ploy to keep President Muhammad u Buhari in power. Buhari urged Nigerians to remain calm and to refrain from civil disorder....

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

Kagame in Munich for security conference

President Kagame on Thursday arrived in Munich, Germany for this year's Munich Security Conference that starts Friday. On Thursday evening, the President was hosted to a dinner by Christian Angermayer (on his right), the Founder of Apeiron Investment Group. The dinner was attended by a group...

South Sudan refugees fleeing to DR Congo

Thousands of people fleeing violence in South Sudan have crossed the border into northeast Democratic Republic of Congo, the UN said on Wednesday. "According to village chiefs, 5,000 refugees have arrived in several border villages near the town of Ingbokolo, in Ituri province," a spokesman for the UN's peacekeeping mission MONUSCO said.

President Kagame address World Government Summit in Dubai

For Rwandan President Paul Kagame, the UAE is an inspiration to many nations, including his own country. He said it was inspiring the way the UAE's leadership places a high value on its people and the private sector. Kagame added: "You (leaders of the UAE) ...

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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...