Rwanda intends to be pal, ally of Uganda regardless of issues

KIGALI, March 9 (Xinhua) — Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Saturday said he prefers Rwanda and Uganda to be friends and allies rather than each other’s troublemaker. His comment came days after Rwandan Foreign Minister Richard Sezibera revealed existing problems of the relations between the two east African neighbors. “There are...

“Sustain what we have achieved”-RPF Youth Urged

The Young Generation of the Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) is called to sustain what the country has achieved so far while working hard for a better future. The Call was made on Sunday, February 17, 2019 in Kinyinya Sector of Gasabo District where hundreds youth convened in the Sector's RPF Youth Congress organized as...

Burundi Government approves the new party of the opponent Agathon Rwasa

The Burundian government on Thursday approved the new political formation of Agathon Rwasa, the main opponent of the country, after the latter agreed to change the name of his party, this was learnt from Mr. Rwasa and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In November, the Interior Ministry refused to accept...

DRC President Tshisekedi declares poll standoff over

The tense post-electoral standoff in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been resolved, according to a statement by President Félix Tshisekedi. “The people have accepted a power transfer and it’s business as usual in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The post-electoral misunderstanding is over”, Tshisekedi told reporters after upon his return to...

Kagame Expected in Dubai for World Government Summit

President Paul Kagame of the Republic of Rwanda is expected in Dubai for World Government Summit which takes place on Sunday February 10th, 2019, TOPAFRICANEWS has learnt. Pope Francis will also address the World Government Summit from the Vatican. Other leading figures who will address the Dubai World Summit 2019 include Sheikha...

Rwanda counts zero Rwandan refugee in DRC-Kayumba

This was announced during a radio talk show known as Murisanga aired on Tuesday, 6th February 2018 on Voice Of America (V.O.A) where Thomas Kamirindi, the radio presenter was coordinating a conversation between Musana Narcisse one of representatives of the said to be Rwandan refugees in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Olivier Kayumba the Permanent Secretary at Ministry of Emergency Management...

20TH ORDINARY SUMMIT OF HEADS OF STATE OF THE EAC JOINT COMMUNIQUÉ

THE EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY HEADS OF STATE, THEIR EXCELLENCIES PRESIDENT YOWERI KAGUTA MUSEVENI OF THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA; PRESIDENT PAUL KAGAME OF THE REPUBLIC OF RWANDA; PRESIDENT UHURU KENYATTA OF THE REPUBLIC OF KENYA; PRESIDENT DR. JOHN POMBE JOSEPH MAGUFULI OF THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA; H. E. GASTON SINDIMWO, 1ST VICE...

Uganda: ‘NRM plotting to change presidential election process’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s Opposition has accused the National Resistance Movement (NRM) Party of plotting to amend the constitution to provide for the election of the president through a parliamentary and not presidential system. Mukono Municipality MP Betty Nambooze claimed on Wednesday that they have received reports that members of...

Victoire Ingabire, towards a non-violent fight to register her party in Rwanda?

Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza, a Rwandan politician is probably in the state of looking for ways to register FDU-Inkingi as an opposition party in Rwanda, TOPAFRICANEWS has established. But this website considers that FDU Inkingi is neither on the list of parties waiting for registration. Umuhoza is...

Rwanda to host African Interpol Regional Conference with the participation of Morocco

The 24th African Interpol Regional Conference will be held from 5 to 7 February in Kigali, Rwanda; with the participation of senior police officials from African countries members of Interpol, including Morocco, announced the international organization. Several security issues will be discussed during this meeting, including terrorism, human trafficking and environmental crime, says Interpol. Founded...

Uganda-Rwanda diplomatic relations: Investigation underway-PM Rugunda

The Prime Minister, Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, has said government will report on the state of diplomatic relations with Rwanda following the controversial deportation of two MTN Uganda workers. On Tuesday, government deported two foreign nationals, Olivier Prentout, a French and Rwandan national, Annie Bilenge Tabura, over their averred involvement in acts of compromising national...

Three highlights from president Tshisekedi’s inauguration speech

Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday witnessed the first peaceful transfer of power, as outgoing president Joseph Kabila handed over to incoming president Felix Tshisekedi. Millions of Congolese will now look to 55-year-old Tshisekedi to implement his campaign agenda of reducing poverty, providing free education and health, in addition to securing peace in the...

Here are 17 heads of state invited for a historic transfer of power in DRC

Felix Tshisekedi must be officially inaugurated President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, this Thursday, January 24. The investiture ceremony is to start around noon at the Palais de la Nation, in the presence of several African heads of state. The Democratic Republic of Congo is preparing to live this...

EU, AU signal support for Congo president-elect

BRUSSELS. – European and African leaders said on Tuesday they would work with Democratic Republic of Congo following Felix Tshisekedi’s heavily disputed presidential election win, but pointedly refused to congratulate him. Their response after a meeting in Brussels to the Constitutional Court’s certification this weekend of Tshisekedi’s win marked a frosty contrast to the...

WHAT IS the Future of the UN Mission in DRC?

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) held long-awaited general elections on 30 December to replace President Joseph Kabila, who has ruled the country for almost two decades. The results were controversial: opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi was declared the winner, but another candidate, Martin Fayulu, has cried foul, stating that he is the rightful winner and that Tshisekedi’s...

AU postpones High Level delegation to Kinshasa

Addis Ababa,  20 January 2019: The African Union Commission takes note of the decision of the Constitutional Court of the Democratic Repubic of the Congo proclaiming the final results of the presidential and national and provincial and legislative elections of 30 December 2018.  The Commission calls on all concerned to work for the preservation...

AU delegation expected Monday in DRC, What are the tough challenges will face?

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is still awaiting the judgment of the Constitutional Court on the various appeals relating to the contested presidential election, RFI reports On Thursday, the African Union called for the suspension of the proclamation of the final elections results. President Paul Kagame, the current president of the organization,...

What does 2019 hold in the French-speaking countries of East Africa and the Indian Ocean?

Burundi:  A new capital by 2019 In Burundi, the government surprised everyone on 21 December 2018 by deciding during a Council of Ministers to transfer the political capital of the country. The spokesman of President Pierre Nkurunziza announced on this occasion: "The government of Burundi has just adopted a historic project setting the political...

Kagame urges Ruling Party cadres to focus on results-oriented governance

President Paul Kagame on Saturday urged senior cadres of the Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) to implement what they promised citizens as they work to develop the country further. The Head of State, who is also the Chairman of the Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF), delivered the message while speaking at the party’s Bureau Politique meeting held...

Isabel dos Santos and the Economic Empowerment of African Women

She often encourages young women to leverage the world’s increased reliance on technology and artificial intelligence, which she refers to as “digitalization”BRUSSELS, Belgium, December 19, 2018/ -- By Haley ThompsonAt a United Nations debate in New York, Isabel dos Santos, who is currently the richest woman in Africa (https://bit.ly/2Gxf9aw), spoke of the economic empowerment of African women as...

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