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A Message of Gen. Kabarebe that still makes sense today

Seven years ago, Former Rwandan Minister of Defense who is the current Advisor of President Kagame on Security matters assured that FDLR rebels can’t resist even an hour on Rwandan territory adding that rebels cannot succeed in capturing Rwanda. The Former Defence Minister General James Kabarebe was giving a detailed explanation of the events that...

Empire Hima-Tutsi, Inyito igamije gukomeza Akaduruvayo mu Karere k’Ibiyaga bigari

Nubwo umutwe w’Iyi nyandiko utari buhite ukwinjiza neza neza mubiwukubiyemo gusa ikigamijwi kuri iyi nyandiko ni ukukwereka ko ibibera muri Aka karere k’ibiyaga bigari bisa n’aho hari abo bitera kunguka mu gihe abandi babihomberamo bityo bigatuma hari abahora bifuza ko aka karere kaguma mu ntambara ndetse bagakoresha nuko bashoboye kugira ngo n’umuturage wo ku rwego rwo hasi...

CNLG condemns ethnocentrism while Josiane’s popularity rocks Rwanda

Rwanda’s Commission of Fighting against Genocide (CNLG) condemns in its strongest term the ethnocentrism that erupted as Rwanda is seeking its Miss Rwanda 2019. Since the start of the Miss Rwanda Competition at the early stage of selection, it was emerged some said supporters were having other hidden agenda while campaigning for Miss Rwanda.

Seven UN Peacekeepers killed in DRC

United Nations Secretary-General António Gutteres condemned the killing of seven peacekeepers on Wednesday serving in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which is also confronting a lethal Ebola outbreak. His spokesperson, Stephane Dujarric, said on Thursday that one Tanzanian and six Malawian ‘blue helmets’ were killed during joint operations carried out by the UN stabilization mission and the Government’s forces, known...

Second Batch of Burundian Soldiers leaves Somalia

In Somalia, the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) is continuing its withdrawal plan. Last December, the African Union asked the Burundian authorities to withdraw a thousand soldiers from its contingent in Somalia. In Gitega, the new administrative capital of Burundi, the Government continues to protest but in...

High-level ministerial meeting on refugees in the Great Lakes Region

As of October 2018, over 11 million people are uprooted in the Great Lakes region due to armed conflicts and insecurity. This number is composed of 7.2 million internally displaced persons and 4.4 million refugees and asylum seekers originating from Burundi, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda and South Sudan.

Rwanda 2nd Safest Country in Africa

The Gallup Global Law and Order index, the world’s leading survey on social trust and safety, has published its latest report on the state of security and safety around the world. While most of the report’s findings support general beliefs and expectations, the numbers and data highlighted some rather surprising trends, most notably with many countries in the MENA region—viewed...

Prime Minister’s speech at the official opening of the 24th Interpol African Regional Conference

Here is the speech delivered by Rwanda's Prime Minister Dr. Edouard Ngirente during the opening of the 24th Interpol African Regional Conference on 5th February, 2019 Honourable Ministers, here present Prof. Jürgen Stock, Secretary General of INTERPOL, His Excellency John Mwangemo, High Commissioner of the Republic of Kenya to Rwanda, and...

Victoire Ingabire, if you love the Rwandan people, also love their collective Identity

I disagree with whoever wants to tell me how I should live and the way I should think. I do not agree with the imbroglio-politicians whose views are full of bitterness and complicated disagreements whose impacts destroy psychologically a small ambitious citizen who is working to make a positive change in her/his family. Those are some views of citizens who...

Communiqué of the High-Level Consultative Meeting of Heads of State and Government on the situation in DRC

Following consultations between the Chairperson of the African Union (AU) and President of the Republic of Rwanda, H.E. Paul Kagame, and leaders of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC), a high-level consultative meeting of Heads of State and Government took place today, 17 January 2019, at the...

Bugesera: Irreversible Pardon to Genocide Perpetrators

The Story is all about Genocide perpetrators and Genocide Survivors who are enjoying the fruits of Unity and reconciliation as a result of an extensive fellowship and effort of the Government of Rwanda and its partners who saw that people should put aside bad history and start writing a new chapter of their lives. The community is located in Bugesera...

Report: Rwandan Women appeal against Increasing GBV cases as a result of Impunity

Gender Experts explains that there are four types of Gender Based violence namely, sexual violence, physical Violence, psychological and economic violence. According to Nkundimfura Rosette, the Gender Mainstreaming Officer in the Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion (MIGEPROF) “A number of Rwandans have misunderstood the concept of Gender” while at the same time others are not able to describe which...

AUDIO- Day of the Laity Focus on Reconciliation and Environment Protection

The Catholic Church in Rwanda celebrated Laity Day by calling on the Christians to reconcile not only amongst them but also to reunite for the protection and Conservation of the environment including forests and water. The Following audio section is a Kinyarwanda Version containing a message read by a Laic Couple at the Regina Pacis Parish in Kigali City. But everywhere...

Fight against terrorism: G5 Sahel thanks Rwanda for Force funding

Issoufou Mahamadou, current Chairman of the G5 Sahel, thanked the Government of Rwanda and the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) for their contributions to the G5 Sahel Joint Force (FCG5S) Trust Fund. Issoufou thanked the two donors while he was visiting the G5 Sahel Headquarters this week. In March 2018, Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame contributed $1 million to the...

#Kwibuka24: I was 6, Twenty-four years later I remember!

Twenty-four years later, we remember what we know, what we have lived through and yet the consequence that we are experiencing today. It is our duty to remember and not to forget to avoid recurrence of the Tragedy in our very Own Rwanda and Elsewhere in the World. We remember the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi.

Byinshi Utamenye ku Bumwe n’Ubwiyunge bw’Abanyarwanda

Nitwa Dusabemungu Ange de la Victoire. Nize Itangazamakuru n’Itumanaho muri Kaminuza y’U Rwanda. Kuva ndi muri Kaminuza kugeza Ubu nkunda gusoma cyane ariko nkunda no gutekereza cyane nkandika. Mu myaka maze nandika mu Itangazamakuru nkunda kwandika ku nkuru zivuga u Rwanda cyane haba ku rwego rw’Igihugu cyangwa Mpuzamahanga kuko numva bimfasha. Ikinzinduye si Ukuvuga ko nzi kwandika cyangwa iki, ahubwo nifuje kugusangiza...

RDF rotates its peacekeepers in Darfur

Rwanda Defence Force continues rotation of 53 Infantry Battalion (Rwanbatt51) with 7 Infantry Battalion (Rwanbatt53) deployed in the African Union-United Nation Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID). The first batch of 133 officers and men of Rwandan Battalion 53 (RwanBatt53) were airlifted on 15 January 2019 aboard RwandAir from Kigali to El...

Ndi Umunyarwanda: ” If you have nothing to contribute, your identity becomes meaningless”

On Friday 26th October 2018, President Kagame and First Lady Jeannette Kagame attended Unity Club Dinner where four "Abarinzi b'Igihango" were awarded for their outstanding acts of courage and humanity displayed during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. President Kagame began address by thanking “Abarinzi b'Igihango" for their acts of courage during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi The recipients are...

Rwanda Peacekeepers celebrate 70th Anniversary of UN Peacekeeping

Rwandan peacekeepers joined their colleagues in respective missions and the World in general to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of UN peacekeepers under the theme “70 Years of service and sacrifice”. “As we recognize a legacy of service and sacrifice around the world, I am also committed to taking action for peacekeeping — action to make our operations safer and more...

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MOGADISHU (Halbeeg News)-Somali ambassador to Switzerland, Faduma Abdullahi Mohamed was Saturday summoned by the country’s Foreign ministry over abstaining from UN Human...