Statement on Cabinet Decisions of 11.07.2018

A Cabinet Meeting chaired by His Excellency the President of the Republic, Paul KAGAME, convened on Wednesday 11th July 2018. 1. The Cabinet Meeting approved the Resolutions  of the Cabinet Meeting held on 1st June 2018 and 12th June 2018. 2. The Cabinet Meeting was informed that His Excellency the President of the Republic and Commander-in-Chief of  Rwanda Defence Forces approved...

Partners and Cooperatives Exhibit in Nyaruguru Open Day

Starting Tuesday to Thursday this week, Nyaruguru District is having an exhibition for its stakeholders showcasing their different activities. Around 30 partners and Cooperatives from the social, economic, good governance and service delivery are participating in the three day event. The expo was organised by the district’s Joint Action Development Forum (JADF) to exhibit activities and services they extend to the...

Rwanda and Senegal remain stable on 2018 Global Innovation Index

The 2018 Global Innovation Index report released on Tuesday ranks Rwanda on the second position among 15 low-income economies of the world. Rwanda (99th globally) is preceded by Tanzania which is ranked on 92nd globally Position while Senegal comes on 3rd Position in the category of low income countries. Every year, the Global Innovation Index ranks the innovation performance of nearly...

Rwanda’s Mushikiwabo applies to head OIF secretariat

Rwandan Foreign Minister Louise Mushikiwabo on Wednesday submitted her papers to formalize her bid to head the La Francophonie secretariat.Mushikiwabo wants to replace the incumbent Secretary General of La Francophonie, Michaelle Jean of Canada, who has been occupying the position since 2014. Mushikiwabo’s papers were submitted to the President of Madagascar, Hery Rajaonarimampianina, the current chairman of French-speaking nations “Organisation...

Communiqué of the Second African Union – United Nations Annual Conference

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia On 9 July 2018, the Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, and the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General António Guterres convened the second AU- UN Annual Conference at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Chairperson and the Secretary-General welcomed the strong collaboration between the AU and the UN, and expressed their commitment to...

Gasabo Land Use Master Plan: Residents want the modification on “Cemetery” Zone

It is in Gasabo District, Agatare Village, Kinyinya Sector in Gasharu Cell. Hundreds of citizens claim their land rights which, they say, Kigali City Master Planners, have marked their plots in a special Zone reserved for cemeteries. Very beyond belief! According to citizens, is it really that the City of Kigali will build a cemetery in the central part of the...

Return of a war criminal to Sierra Leone after ten years in Rwanda

A former Sierra Leonean militia leader found guilty of war crimes and imprisoned in Rwanda has been sent back to his country to complete his sentence, the residual special tribunal for Sierra Leone, backed by the UN announced. This militiaman, Allieu Kondewa, had led the Civil Defense Forces (CDF), a pro-government paramilitary movement that committed numerous abuses against civilians alongside...

RPF Approves 70 candidates for Parliamentary Seats

The Rwandan Patriotic Front, the ruling political party in Rwanda has announced 70 candidates who will represent the Party in the upcoming Parliamentary Elections scheduled to take place in September 2018. The Party’s Secretary General Francois Ngarambe announced the names of selected candidates on this Sunday, 8th July 2018 in a Bureau Politique Meeting led by President Paul Kagame who...

Kagame orders retirement of over 800 officers

The Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) on Friday held a send-off ceremony to honour the service of 816 personnel who had reached retirement age including some whose service contracts had come to an end. Since 2013 the RDF retires its military personnel according to the Presidential Order No 32/01 of 03/09/2012 establishing Rwanda Defence Force Special Statute. During the 2018 retirement phase,...

Kagame inaugurates a modern village for the needy

  On July 4th, National Day of Liberation, Paul Kagame and First Lady Jeannette travel to Horezo in Muhanga District (Southern Province) to inaugurate 25 houses, a school complex, a nursery for children, a dispensary and a multipurpose hall built exclusively by the Rwandan army reserve Forces. During his speech for the occasion, Paul Kagame said he no longer want to...

PHOTOS: Rwanda marks Liberation Day at Village level

  On 4th July, 2018, Rwandans across the country celebrated the 24th anniversary of the Liberation Day, reflecting on the time when Genocide against the Tutsi in 1994 was stopped and citizens embarked on a long journey to transform their country and lives. The day was observed countrywide and among the Rwandan Diaspora globally under the theme; “Together we Prosper”, which...

7 killed in clashes between DR Congo, Ugandan navies

Four Ugandan soldiers and three civilians were killed Thursday in clashes on Lake Edward that lies between the two countries, a senior official in the Democratic Republic of Congo said. Other clashes in the region between DR Congo forces and Ugandan rebels as well as a local militia claimed eight more lives, the army said. A DR Congo naval patrol was...

U.N. expert warns Conflict in Congo’s Kasai could be prelude to genocide

Mutilation, gang rape and killing documented in Congo’s Kasai region could be a harbinger of genocide, the U.N. torture investigator told Reuters on Wednesday, calling for action to prevent another Rwanda or Srebrenica. Nils Melzer, U.N. special rapporteur on torture worldwide, said he was alarmed by a report issued by U.N. human rights experts on Tuesday which said Congolese rebels...

South Sudan opposition rejects plans to extend Kiir’s tenure

South Sudan parliament wants to extend President Salva Kiir’s term by three years South Sudan’s opposition has described as illegal plans to extend the tenure of President Salva Kiir by three years. Opposition spokesman Lam Paul Gabriel called the proposal “definitely illegal” and “anti-peace” as the warring sides pursue a peace agreement. Gabriel told journalists in the capital, Juba, on Tuesday...

Over 80 Rwandan nationals arrested in Uganda

Ugandan police on Tuesday said it has arrested 82 Rwandan nationals over illegal entry into the country. Elly Maate, the Kigezi regional police spokesperson, said that the 82 were intercepted aboard two cross-border buses along the Kabale-Mbarara Highway in the western part of the country on Monday. Maate said the suspects crossed into Uganda illegally through the porous entry points of...

Don’t use my name in activities against Gov’t of Rwanda”, Kizito Request to Opposition

Rwanda’s famous artist Kizito Mihigo who is serving the 10 year sentence has requested politicians and other people whose views are against the Government of Rwanda not to use the name Kizito Mihigo their activities against the Government of Rwanda, “Because those actions are not in line with Kizito commitment and activities of his foundation”. Through the press statement seen...

Zimbabwean President blames Grace Mugabe faction for Bulawayo bombing

A faction of Zimbabwe’s ruling party loyal to the former first lady Grace Mugabe has been blamed for a bombing that came within “inches” of killing the country’s new president. Emmerson Mnangagwa said he suspected dissidents within his own Zanu-PF party linked to Robert Mugabe’s wife were behind an explosion at a rally he attended in Bulawayo last week. Two...

Tanzania’s Natural Gas Plant Construction to Start in 2022

Dodoma — Actual construction of a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plant in Tanzania will start in 2022, the Energy minister said on Monday. Dr Medard Kalemani told the Parliament that the government was doing well with its negotiations with multinational firms that are interested in the project and that actual construction would start in 2022. He said currently, the firms were...

Rwanda Public Service Commission in the mirror of challenges and achievements after 10 years

The National Public Service Commission celebrates a 10-year anniversary since its creation in 2008 with the Overall mission of providing independent oversight of recruitment and public service tenders in relation to grievances while at the same time ensuring that Public servants are selected and supported to act on the highest principles of fairness, transparency, good governance and integrity. The Commission...

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...

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