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...

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...

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