AU Deploys an Electoral Assistance Mission to Zimbabwe

The Department of Political Affairs of the African Union Commission (AUC) has deployed a five (5)-person’s independent electoral assistance mission in Zimbabwe from 15 June 2018 to 8 July 2018 to provide technical support to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC). The mission has been deployed in response to the request for technical assistance made by the ZEC during the visit...

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...

UG Govt Warns Foreign Spies Disguising As Refugees

  The government has warned people who disguise as refugees to undermine the security of the country and that of refugees. Speaking during celebrations to mark the Word International Refugee Day at Nakivale Refugee Resettlement Camp in Isingiro District yesterday, the State minister for Relief and Disaster Preparedness, Mr Musa Ecweru, said whereas there are millions of people running away from...

Gasabo: Citizens react to the “I do not care” attitude starting with Water Utility Body

In 2017 statistics showed that citizen participation and engagement in formulation and implementation of government policies both at central and local government entities improved by 5% between 2013 and 2015, according to the Rwanda Governance Board (RGB). Addressing a dialogue on participatory planning and budgeting held in Kigali last year, Justus Kangwagye, who was RGB’s Head of Decentralization and Good...

Archbishop Ntihinyurwa Launches 3rd Phase of Construction of Regina Mundi Church

KIGALI-Archbishop Thadee Ntihinyurwa of the Archdiocese of Kigali, this Sunday, June 17, 2018, has launched the third phase of the construction of the Regina Mundi Catholic Church located in Kibagabaga, in District of Gasabo of the City of Kigali. The church will have the capacity to host 3000 people and it is expected to be completed at the end of...

VIDEO: MIFOTRA to Probe Non-Qualified “Specialists” in Public Institutions (KINYARWANDA)

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Kigali: Hot Debate Focuses on Corruption, Nepotism, and Favoritism in the Public Institutions

  Lack of meritocracy, nepotism, favoritism, misuse of human resources management positions, collisions between HR managers and their bosses, non-qualified examiners, etc. ... all these have resulted in a loss of 1.5 billion Rwandan francs in three years, as the figures of the study conducted by the Ministry of the Public Service and Labour (MIFOTRA) indicated. The Study was conducted in...

CAR asks UN to approve China arms deliveries

The Central African Republic (CAR) has asked the UN Security Council to approve deliveries of Chinese-made armoured vehicles, machine guns, tear gas grenades and other weaponry for its struggling army and police, according to the request obtained by AFP on 11 June. CAR Defence Minister Marie Noelle Koyara requested an exemption to an arms embargo, arguing that national forces are...

PHOTOS&VIDEO: Second Edition of European Street Fair takes Place in Kigali

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PzEJLRUkB0&feature=youtu.be This Saturday, June 9th, 2018 in Kigali, a very symbolic day for Europeans living and working in Rwanda and Friends of Europe in the Country, was marked by various events accompanied by modern African dances, European Cuisine, exhibitions of the arts composed by drawn objects and Photos and a very important show to the Visitors interested to know the...

VIDEO-NRS moves to Eradicate all forms of delinquency in Rwanda (KINY)

The Rwandan Government has set aside more than three billion Rwandan francs to be used in its mission to eradicate all forms of delinquency behavior by inculcating positive behaviors, educating and providing professional skills to these Groups of people most of them are below 18 years old. This was announced this Thursday, June 7, 2018 by the Rwandan authorities during...

Man in Norway arrested for genocide in Rwanda in 1994

A 50-year-old Norwegian citizen, originally from Rwanda, was arrested by Norway's National Criminal Investigation Service (Kripos) and charged with genocide in his homeland in 1994, public broadcaster NRK reported Thursday. The man will be detained for four weeks, two of which will be in full isolation, and he has no right to receive letters and visits, the report said. Kripos believes...

Rwanda pledges to eradicate delinquency, demands security forces to intervene

The Rwandan Government has set aside more than three billion Rwandan francs to be used in its mission to eradicate all forms of delinquency behavior by inculcating positive behaviors, educating and providing professional skills to these Groups of people most of them are below 18 years old. This was announced this Thursday, June 7, 2018 by the Rwandan authorities during...

Louise Mushikiwabo meets Former SG of OIF in Paris

Rwandan Minister of Foreign Affairs Louise Mushikiwabo has expressed gratitude to Abdou Diouf, who was President of Senegal and the second Secretary General of La Francophonie a post he exercised from 2002 to 2014. In Paris, this Wednesday, Louise Mushikiwabo had very constructive conversations as written on her Twitter account, showing that she had "very interesting meeting with President Abdou...

US Weighs Deep Cuts to Special Commandos in Africa

US Weighs Deep Cuts to Special Commandos in Africa Tentative plans to draw down the number of U.S. special operations commandos deployed in Africa are drawing mixed reactions from American military experts. The New York Times first reported the plan this week, saying the reduction could decrease the number of commandos on the continent from about 1,200 to 700 over the...

Uganda to award a Medal of Honor to Ethiopia PM after Kagame and Nguema

KAMPALA,- Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed will on Friday make a two-day state visit to Uganda where he will be awarded a medal of honor, said a statement on Wednesday. Rwandan President Paul Kagame and Equatorial Guinea's leader Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo are some of the African leaders to whom Uganda has given the medal. A Ugandan State House statement said...

Africa Innovation Summit opens in Kigali

Rwanda’s Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente, has revealed that a research and innovation fund to address the key needs of Rwanda will soon be launched adding that Resolutions and recommendations from Africa Innovation Summit which takes place in Kigali from this Wednesday 6th 2018 will play a key role. Prime Minister Ngirente was addressing participants from at least 44 countries gathered...

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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...