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...

Pan-African Movement strengthens Presence in Rwanda

The Pan-African Movement is growing its presence in Rwanda as the number of the movement activists is increasing, Officials said on Thursday. So far the movement is counting at least Thirty Thousands members across the country. The Pan African Movement Rwanda chapter has already representatives in all sectors, Officials added According to the Movement’s Chairperson Musoni Protais “To date the Pan African...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

OIF: Mushikiwabo vs. Michaëlle, Macron “Africa best placed to lead OIF”

  Rwanda has planned to seize the opportunity of the next African Union summit, from 25 June to 2 July in Nouakchott, to convince African countries to support the candidacy of Rwanda’s Foreign Minister, Louise Mushikiwabo, for the head of the International Organization of La Francophonie, Jeunne Afrique reports On the occasion of the next AU summit in Nouakchott (25 June-2...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

5 Reasons why Mushikiwabo is the best choice for OIF Secretariat Position

 Aged 57, Louise Mushikiwabo is a Rwandan politician who has served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Rwanda since 2009. She also serves as Government Spokesperson. She was previously Minister of Information. In May President Paul Kagame of Rwanda and Chair of the African Union confirmed that Rwanda’s Foreign Affairs Minister Louise Mushikiwabo is competing on the...

Louise Mushikiwabo: Return from Exile to Diplomacy

This is the candidate that nobody was waiting for. Louise Mushikiwabo, Rwandan Minister of Foreign Affairs, officially endorsed, somewhat to everyone's surprise, by President Macron in March 2018, will undoubtedly take the reins of the International Organization of La Francophone, TOPAFRICANEWS has established. Minister Louise Mushikiwaba who is very fluent in Kinyarwanda, French, English and even Swahili is the sole candidate...

What Next for FDLR

By the end of October, the Congolese government plans to close the camp which houses around 850 former Rwandan FDLR Hutu and their relatives, TOPAFRICANEWS has learnt. The ex-combatants had voluntarily surrendered in 2014 under the disarmament, demobilization and repatriation Programme. However the former combatants of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) have not yet agreed to return...

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 backs Kagame in AU reform

The European Union is supporting the African Union Reform which is being piloted by President Paul Kagame of Rwanda and also current Chair of the African Union. Neven Mimica, the EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development said “The EU fully supports the reform of the African Union that President Paul Kagame is piloting.” He Tweeted also “A strong AU-EU partnership...

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Somalia recalls its Geneva envoy over abstaining from vote

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