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Oscar Pistorius murder sentence increased to 13 years

A high court in South Africa increased Oscar Pistorius' prison sentence Friday to 13 years and five months for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal issued the ruling after the prosecution appealed his previous sentence of six years as too lenient....

Friday, November 24, 2017 - 12:00am

Former Miss Tanzania in town for KFM Instagram party

Former Miss Tanzania and movie star Wema Sepetu is in Kigali to attend the KFM Instagram (IG) party tomorrow, at Chilax Lounge in Nyarutarama. The 29-year-old socialite arrived in Kigali on November 22, and addressed a press conference before appearing on KFM radio. Wema, who is visiting Rwanda...

Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 12:00am

New report calls for urgent action on lighting up homes

A latest report has indicated that the world’s 47 least developed countries (LDCs) are falling far behind the rest of the developing world in terms of getting power to homes and businesses. The report, dubbed Least Developed Countries Report 2017, was published Wednesday by the UN Conference...

Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 12:00am

Mugabe granted immunity, assured of safety in Zimbabwe: sources

Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe was granted immunity from prosecution and assured that his safety would be protected in his home country as part of a deal that led to his resignation, sources close to the negotiations said on Thursday. Mugabe, who had led Zimbabwe from independence...

Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 12:00am

Kenya's Supreme Court upholds Kenyatta's re-election

Kenya's Supreme Court on Monday upheld President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election in the repeat presidential poll last month, paving the way for his swearing in next week. The court's six judges determined that the two petitions against Kenyatta's re-election lack merit and therefore were dismissed,...

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 12:00am

Kamonyi, Rubavu districts get new mayors

Alice Kayitesi and Gilbert Habyarimana were elected as new mayors for the districts of Kamonyi and Rubavu, respectively. This was a part of the local government by-elections conducted countrywide that started October 28 to fill a total of 15,014 positions whose occupants resigned or fell...

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 12:00am

Tour du Rwanda: Uwizeyimana wins stage five as Areruya keeps yellow jersey

Stage five Classification Bonavanture Uwizeyimana (Benediction Club) 2h 16’ 26’’ Hamza Yassin (Algeria team) 2h 16’ 30’’ Edwin Avilla Venegas (Team Illuminate) 2h 16’ 30’’ Aron Debretsion (Eritrea Team) 2h 16’ 30’...

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 12:00am

Sacked city executive secretary Sagashya arrested

Police have confirmed they have in custody Didier Sagashya, the former Executive Secretary of Kigali City who was sacked earlier this week, and two other senior officials at the City Hall. The two officials are Merard Mpabwanamaguru the Kigali City Geographical Information...

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 12:00am

Tour du Rwanda: Areruya wins stage three

Stage three results – 95km Joseph Areruya (Dimension data for Qhubeka) 02h23’25 Edwin Avila (Team Illuminate) 02h23’25 Jean Paul Rene Ukiniwabo (Team Rwanda) 02h23’23 Simon Pellaud (Team Illuminate)      02h23’25 Metkel Eyob (Dimension...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 12:00am

Jedinak hat-trick sends Australia to World Cup

SYDNEY - Captain Mile Jedinak led the way with a second-half hat-trick as Australia brushed aside Honduras 3-1 in the second leg of their inter-confederation playoff to secure a place at next year’s World Cup finals in Russia on Wednesday. The midfielder scored from a deflected free...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 12:00am

Former Amavubi captain Hamad Ndikumana dead

Former Amavubi captain and Rayon Sports assistant coach Hamad ‘Katauti’ Ndikumana has passed on—the 39-year-old died Tuesday night after complaining of chest pains, according to Rayon Sports club doctor, Charles Mugemana. The former Rayon Sports defender had not complained of any...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 12:00am

President to award inaugural Igihango National Order of Friendship medals

For the first time, the President Paul Kagame will award the inaugural Igihango National Order of Friendship medals, according to a statement by the Government’s Communications office. Nine recipients will be bestowed in a ceremony taking place on Saturday 18 November 2017, to recognize...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 12:00am

Zimbabwe's army seizes control, but insists it's not a coup

Zimbabwe's army confirmed on Wednesday that it has seized control in what it described as a targeted assault on "criminals" surrounding President Robert Mugabe. The military said Mugabe and his family are "safe and sound," but the ruling party accused the army chief of "treasonous conduct." It...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 12:00am

Tour du Rwanda 2017: Victory for Pellaud in stage two

Stage two results – 180km 1. Simon Pellaud (Switzerland) 4:32:30 2. Matthieu Jeannes (France) +1:30 3. Didier Munyaneza (Rwanda) +1:31 4. Suleiman Kangani (Kenya) 5. Metkel Eyob (Eritrea) Swiss rider Simon Pellaud Tuesday claimed Stage Two of Tour du Rwanda 2017, taking the yellow jersey...

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 12:00am

TNT journalist wins COMESA media award

A business reporter with The New Times, Peterson Tumwebaze, is one of the two regional winners of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Media Awards this year. The COMESA Secretariat in Lusaka, Zambia on Tuesday announced the two winners: Tumwebaze of The...

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 12:00am

Rwanda sends medical relief to Somalia

The government of Somalia has expressed gratitude over a consignment of medical relief delivered yesterday by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Claude Nikobisanzwe. In a series of tweets on Monday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation said that...

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 12:00am

Northern Ireland fume, Croatia cruise

DUBLIN - Northern Ireland coach Michael O'Neill said he was "staggered and bewildered" by a controversial penalty decision which gave Switzerland a 1-0 win in their World Cup play-off first leg on Thursday. Vladimir Petkovic's Switzerland team dominated the match at a rain-swept...

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 12:00am

Italy face WC nightmare against Sweden

STOCKHOLM - For football giants Italy the next few days could be a nightmare as they face a double-headed playoff against Sweden to avoid the humiliation of missing the World Cup for the first time in 60 years. "A World Cup without Italy isn't a World Cup" has become the catchphrase of many...

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 12:00am

Cork handed England call-up as injured trio pull out

LONDON - Burnley midfielder Jack Cork was called up to the England squad on Tuesday after Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson and Manchester City duo Raheem Sterling and Fabian Delph pulled out injured ahead of friendlies against Germany and Brazil. The uncapped Cork, 28, has played...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 12:00am

Defensive trio proving crucial to Manchester City's success

LONDON - With Manchester City scoring at will and playing some bewitching attacking football, it has been easy to overlook the contribution made by their three most defensive outfield players. Fernandinho, John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi are never likely to hog the headlines in a team that...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 12:00am