DRC rebels on offensive in South Kivu province

Congolese troops on Sunday were facing an offensive by DR Congo rebels in the eastern province of South Kivu, military and civilian sources said. The sources said the troops were up against a disparate coalition of Yakutumba rebels loyal to a former army general opposed to President Joseph Kabila as well as Malaika ("angel") allies. The sources, speaking on condition of...

Statement on Cabinet Decisions of 14/09/2018

An Extraordinary Cabinet Meeting was held on Friday, 14th September 2018 chaired by His Excellency the President of the Republic, Paul KAGAME. READ THE FULL Cabinet STATEMENT HERE

Kizito Mihigo na Ingabire Victoire barekuwe

Inama y’Abaminisitiri yemeje ifungurwa ry’abagorwa 2140, barimo Kizito Mihigo na Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza. Bakuriweho igihe cy’igihano bari basigaranye, hashingiwe ku bubasha bwa Perezida wa Repubulika bwo gutanga imbabazi, nyuma y’ubusabe bwabo bwo muri Kamena 2018. Minisitiri w’Ubutabera akaba n’Intumwa Nkuru ya Leta, Johnston Busingye, yemeje aya makuru nk’uko yabwiye IGIHE ati "nibyo barekuwe". Kizito Mihigo arekuwe nyuma y’uko Ku wa 26 Kamena...

Burundi Senate urges foreign NGO to hire 60% Hutus and 40% Tutsis

BUJUMBURA, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- The second vice-president of the Burundian Senate Thursday urged foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working in Burundi to hire 60 percent of Hutus and 40 percent of Tutsis. Addressing a press conference in the capital, Bujumbura, Anicet Niyongabo said foreign NGOs are subject to the same legislation like Burundian public administration institutions. "Practices in terms of employment...

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...

Uganda MP tasks govt to explain arrests, deportations of Rwandans

Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga has asked government to explain the deportation of Rwandans citing that they are living in fear of what is next (FILE PHOTO) PARLIAMENT – The Speaker of Parliament, Ms Rebecca Kadaga, on Wednesday tasked government to explain the continued illegal arrests and deportation of Rwandan nationals. The Speaker’s decision after MPs reported that the...

Koffi Annan Foundation appoints an Interim Chair

The Board of the Kofi Annan Foundation is pleased to announce that it has appointed Mr Jenö Staehelin as Interim Chairman of the Board, following the passing of Kofi Annan, who was the Founder and Chairman of the Board. Jenö Staehelin has served on the Board of the Foundation since its creation in 2008. A career diplomat, he negotiated...

PHOTOS: Koffi Annan’s Body arrives in Ghana

The body of the Former United Nation Secretary General and Noble prize laureate Kofi Annan has arrived in Ghana waiting for the burial which takes place on  Sept 13, 2018. Annan died in a Swiss hospital at the age of 80.

East Africa Countries shut refugee programmes as Europe and US reject migrants

Report from Norwegian Refugee Council Published on 10 Sep 2018 As western governments reduce funding for refugees in East Africa, aid programmes are being forced to shut down, leaving refugees in crisis. "Fast and furious budget cuts are hitting the East Africa aid sector hard. If more funding isn't found, malnutrition will rise, schools will close, and water -borne diseases will...

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...

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.

DORE Urutonde rw’Abadepite 80 bemejwe by’agateganyo

Komisiyo y’igihugu y’Amatora (NEC) yatangaje by’agateganyo urutonde rw’abadepite bazinjira mu Nteko Ishinga Amategeko, Umutwe w’Abadepite, muri manda y’imyaka itanu ya 2018-2023. Itegeko Nshinga riteganya ko Inteko Ishinga Amategeko, Umutwe w’Abadepite, ugirwa n’imyanya 80, ariko ihatanirwa n’imitwe ya politiki ni 53. Indi 24 igenewe abagore, ibiri igenewe urubyiruko, undi usigaye ukajyamo uhagarariye abafite ubumuga. Amatora y’abazajya muri iyo myanya yabaye hagati ya...

President Buhari not indifferent to farmers-herders clashes – Presidency

The Presidency has described as wicked and unfounded conclusion by a media organisation in its editorial that President Muhammadu Buhari is sympathetic to the activities of violent herdsmen, and has been indifferent to their atrocities. Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in a statement said the Presidency rejected The Punch newspaper’s September 4, 2018,...

Here are the names of Five Rwandans arrested for ‘contempt’ of UN genocide court

Five people have been arrested in Rwanda for allegedly seeking to bribe and intimidate witnesses in order to overturn a genocide conviction at the UN tribunal in neighbouring Tanzania, the court said Wednesday. Contempt of court warrants for Maximilien Turinabo, Anselme Nzabonimpa, Jean de Dieu Ndagijimana, Marie Rose Fatuma and Dick Prudence Munyeshuli were issued under seal on August 24,...

Media reports: FDLR clashed with FARDC, Five Died

Clashes took place early this morning of 5 September between the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC) and the Rwandan Hutu rebels of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) in Rugari in the Rutshuru territory of North Kivu in eastern DRC. According to civilian sources, the shootings lasted several hours and reportedly left at...

U.N. Inquiry Says Burundi Still Committing Crimes Against Humanity

GENEVA (Reuters) - More crimes against humanity were committed in Burundi in 2017 and 2018, whipped up by rhetoric from top officials including President Pierre Nkurunziza, a U.N. human rights report said on Wednesday. Burundi has tried and failed to stop the U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Burundi, set up by the U.N. Human Rights Council in 2016, and refuses...

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...

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Two African summits will be held Tuesday in Cairo under the leadership of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi, the current chairman...