DRC-Rwanda: Tête-à-tête Kagame-Tshisekedi

On the sidelines of the Ordinary Session of the Executive Council of the African Union, Felix Tshisekedi, President of the DRC and 2nd Vice President of the African Union, holds meetings in Ethiopia. Felix Tshisekedi continues his stay in Addis Ababa. His return to Kinshasa is scheduled for Tuesday. This Monday, he had planned meetings with...

Handing over AU Chairmanship between Rwanda and Egypt

On 10th February 2019, President Paul Kagame of Rwanda handed over the Chairmanship of African Union (AU) to the President of Egypt Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. The handover took place at the AU Headquarters in Ethiopia

“Corruption does not invest in the future, it kills the future”

The Africa Continental Free Trade Area is projected to make Africa the largest free trade zone in the worldSEOUL, Republic of Korea, February 10, 2019/ -- “We are working hard with governments to improve transparency, governance, accountability and project delivery across the continent. Corruption does not invest in the future, it kills the future,” Akinwumi Adesina, President...

Brazzaville: Bernard Makuza calls on Rwandan refugees to return home

During a visit in Congo, from February 6th to 8th 2019, at the invitation of the President of the Congolese Senate, Pierre Ngolo, the President of the Senate of Rwanda asked his compatriots living in Congo to return to the country or to regularize their situation. In his toast at the dinner given in honor of his delegation, Bernard Makuza said: "Regarding the...

Dr. Christophe Kayumba re-launches The Chronicles

The Chronicles is Re-launching to Contribute to Informed Citizenry ...

Sudanese Vice-President in Kigali Carrying Message to President Kagame

Khartoum, Feb.7(SUNA)-Vice-President of the Republic, Dr  Osman Mohamed Yousif Kibir  left  on Thursday  for Rwanda carrying a written message from President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir  to Rwandan President, Paul Kagame  dealing with bilateral relations  and  common  issues of mutual interest .  He was seen off at Khartoum...

Africa heads towards nuclear power backed by Russia and China

NEWSROOM (ADV) – In a damp office at Ethiopia’s Addis Ababa University, doctoral student Hailu Geremew fantasises about working on the nuclear reactor his country is now pondering building. Geremew is part of a new generation of African scientists whose prospects are expanding as their governments team up with foreign powers on a potential...

Tshisekedi: DRC is ready to join East African Community

Felix Tshisekedi announced in Nairobi where he was received by his Kenyan counterpart, Uhuru Kenyatta, that his country is ready to join the East African Community (EAC) which groups Burundi, Kenya , Uganda, Rwanda, South Sudan and Tanzania. The EAC launched in 2010 its own common market for goods, labor and capital in the region.

34th session of AU Executive Council kicks off in Addis Ababa

ADDIS ABABA: 7 February 2019: The 34th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council of the African Foreign Ministers kicked off on Thursday at the headquarters of the AU Commission, with Egypt participating. The two-day meetings will set the stage for the 32nd African Summit, during which President Abdel Fattah El Sisi will receive the AU presidency. The...

GISELE can’t perform in night clubs but here is her advice for Gospel Singers

After performances in various Gospel groups, Gisele Shema, a new gospel singer in Rwanda, has decided to do her solo career where she started by releasing her first single “INZIRA N’UKURI” in January 2019. Speaking to TOP AFRICA NEWS, Gisele said that she decided to do her solo career just to use her talent to fulfil the...

Bernard Makuza on a working visit to Brazzaville

At the invitation of his Congolese counterpart, the president of the Senate of Rwanda, carries out from February 6 to 8, a working visit to Congo, TOPAFRICANEWS has learnt from the Congolese Agency of the Information In an interview given to the press after exchanges with the president of the Congolese Senate, Pierre Ngolo,...

DRC-Angola: Tshisekedi and Lourenço Identify cooperation priorities!

The Congolese President Félix Antoine Tshisekedi and the Angolan João Lourenço make economic and security cooperation their common priority. The two heads of state spoke at a joint press conference at the end of their tete-a-tete on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at the Presidential Palace in Luanda, Angola.

Kagame Promotes 16 Air Force Non-Commissioned Officers

The President And Commander-In-Chief of Rwanda Defence Force Paul Kagame has Commissioned and promoted 16 Rwanda Air Force Non-Commissioned Officers. Without further details, RDF announced in a Press Release that those who were promoted are "(10 Corporals And 6 Privates) who graduated From The 'General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University' In Sri Lanka As...

50 militiamen killed as DRC Army stay behind to curb rebel attack against Rwanda

The DRC army announced on Monday, February 4th a mid-term assessment of 50 militiamen killed in a month during operations against armed groups in the territory of Masisi (North Kivu). The Congolese armed forces also announced last January the deaths of ten FDLR combatants in this region.

Kigali City shortlisted for global award

Kigali has been nominated among 16 finalists for the first edition of the Wellbeing City Award, an award that recognizes cities placing wellbeing at the center of urban design, planning, and policies. The Wellbeing City Award is the world’s first global competition recognizing city-led action on urban wellbeing. Kigali which was nominated in...

US Issues Fresh ‘Credible’ Terror Threat Targeting Westerners in Kenya

The US embassy in Nairobi has called for heightened vigilance saying it has got "credible information indicating that Westerners may be targeted by extremists in Nairobi, Naivasha, Nanyuki, and coastal areas of Kenya. "The U.S. Embassy reminds the public of the continued need for heightened vigilance throughout Kenya, especially in public spaces such as...

Burundi says it respects appointment of Kagame as EAC Chairman

Burundi took note and refrained from opposing the appointment of Rwandan President Paul Kagame as President of the East African Community (EAC). The Rwandan President has been appointed to succeed his Ugandan counterpart, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, at the end of the 20th Summit of Heads of State of that community, held on Friday, 1 February in...

AfDB to present 2019 African Economic Outlook at 32nd AU Summit

The theme for this year’s African Economic Outlook is “Integration for Africa’s Economic Prosperity” The African Development Bank will present the 2019 edition of its flagship African Economic Outlook (AEO) report on the sidelines of the 32nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union in Addis Ababa,...

Tabura: How I was bundled out of Uganda and sent home

By The EastAfrican Before her appointment to work in Uganda in April 2018, Annie Tabura — who lived in DR Congo as a child and went to school in Kenya — had worked at MTN Rwanda for 17 years. Last month, she left Uganda unceremoniously along with...

Tshisekedi nominates Spy Professional as special advisor on security

President Tshisekedi has nominated François Beya Kasonga as special advisor on security, TOPAFRICANEWS has learnt from RFI. Considered more moderate than his predecessor, Kasonga is in any case a man who has spent his whole life in the intelligence services. In his 60s, François Beya Kasonga was for the past 12 year’s head of the Directorate General for...

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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...