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Lt. Gen. Muhire and Maj. Gen. Karake suspended

KIGALi - The Defence and Military Leadership, yesterday, suspended from duty and arrested Lieutenant General Charles Muhire and Major General Emmanuel Karenzi Karake. This was revealed by the Defence and military spokesman, Major Jill Rutaremara, who said that the two senior army officers committed...

Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - 12:00am

Kagame launches new book

KIGALI - President Paul Kagame yesterday launched a new book, “Paul Kagame and the resilience of a people”. The 128-page book, published by Les Editions du Jaguar, a subsidiary of Jeune Afrique publication, tells the story of Paul Kagame, the RPF and the rebuilding of a shattered nation. The...

Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - 12:00am

Rwanda police, Interpol search for stolen vehicles

KIGALI - Officers from the Rwandan police’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and the traffic police unit, in collaboration with agents from International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) have launched a joint nationwide exercise aimed at seizing cars brought in the country through...

Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 12:00am

Clarification: EAC Heads of State meeting

KIGALI – The East African Community (EAC) Heads of State meeting that had been scheduled to take place today has been postponed. The date for the new schedule will be announced later. President Paul Kagame, together with other EAC presidents were expected to attend the meet but State Minister for...

Friday, February 8, 2008 - 12:00am

New Amavubi coach resigns

KIGALI - Barely four months after being appointed the national football coach, Josip Kuze has resigned. The former Dynamo Zagreb manager had recently signed a two-year deal that runs from 2008 to 2010. His fellow countryman Tomislav Obradovic was at the same time recruited to the national U-20...

Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 12:00am

Rwanda reach Cecafa final

DAR EL SALAAM – Roger Tuyisenge scored from two minutes to the end of the second half of extra time to guide Rwanda to the finals of this year’s GTV/Cecafa Challenge Cup final, played this afternoon, Dar se salaam Tanzania. The Amavubi beat Uganda Cranes 1-0 and will now face the Sudanese side in...

Thursday, December 20, 2007 - 12:00am

MPs probe genocide ideology cases

The Chamber of Deputies has established an ad hoc commission to further scrutinise a recent parliamentary probe report that revealed alarming cases of genocide ideology in schools. The six-man commission, headed by MP Bernadatte Kanzayire, is also mandated to summon Education minister Jeanne d’Arc...

Thursday, December 20, 2007 - 12:00am

Minister in parliament over genocide ideology

KIGALI - Education minister Dr Jeanne d’Arc Mujawamariya will this evening appear before the Lower House to explain what her ministry is doing to curb genocide ideology in schools. This follows recommendations by the Chamber of Deputies on last week’s release of a parliamentary probe report, which...

Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 12:00am

One perish in Jaguar bus accident

NTUNGAMO - At least one person is reported dead in a traffic accident involving a Jaguar bus in Uganda’s southwestern district of Ntungamo. The dead is a Rwandan but her identity is still yet to be established. The early morning accident occurred when the driver of the Burundi-bound bus was...

Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 12:00am

Policeman shoots hawker dead

NYABUGOGO - A trigger-happy policeman last evening shot dead a hawker in Nyabugogo, a commercial Kigali City suburb. The hawker, only identified as Mathias, was shot after the policeman, whose name we are yet to establish, fired twice at a group of hawkers who are considered illegal traders on...

Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 12:00am

Rwanda’s leadership praised as Chissano gets his Mo prize

ALEXANDRIA - Former Mozambiquan president Joachim Alberto Chissano was awarded the inaugural Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership at a grand ceremony held at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Alexandria, Egypt. In his speech while handing Chissano the prize, Kofi Annan, former UN...

Wednesday, November 28, 2007 - 12:00am

Centre passes on computer skills to children

KIGALI - Children aged between nine and twelve are currently undertaking computer lessons at a child entertainment centre in Gikondo, a Kigali City suburb. The Centre d’Encadrement de Jeunes Eleves Vacanciers is also training the school children in English, French, HIV/Aids prevention, culture and...

Wednesday, November 28, 2007 - 12:00am

Kagame arrives in Kampala for Chogm

KAMPALA - President Paul Kagame has arrived in Kampala today for the Commonwealth Business Forum. He was received at the Entebbe airport by Uganda’s First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for East African, Eriya Kategaya. President Kagame is scheduled to deliver a keynote address at the...

Tuesday, November 20, 2007 - 12:00am

Josip Kuze named Amavubi coach

Former Dynamo Zagreb coach Josip Kuze has been appointed the new national football team coach of Rwanda .His compatriot Tomislav Obradovic will take over as the new  U-20 coach.The duo has signed a two-year deal that runs from 2008 to 2010.

Thursday, October 25, 2007 - 12:00am

Prosecution drops charges against newspaper editors

KIGALI - The office of the Prosecutor General has pulled out of lawsuits against two editors of a local media group. The prosecution says it’s no longer interested in pursuing two defamation cases leveled against the managing director/chief editor of Rwanda Independent Media Group (RIMEG)...

Friday, October 5, 2007 - 12:00am

Kagame says Gen. Nkunda has legitimate grievances

President Paul Kagame has said that Congolese rebel leader General Laurent Nkunda has legitimate political grievances against the DRC government.Addressing a monthly press conference today at Village Urugwiro, Kagame said Nkunda was protecting a section of Congolese from being exterminated by among...

Monday, September 10, 2007 - 12:00am

Kagame accepts the “abolitionist of the year 2007” award

President Paul Kagame delivered his speech while accepting the Abolitionist of the year 2007 award by ‘hands off Cain’ in Rome, Italy yesterday.  In attendance was, Romano Prodi, President of the Italian Government, Franco Marini, President of the Italian Senate and Marco Pannella, Member of...

Friday, August 31, 2007 - 12:00am

Kagame to be awarded for scrapping death penalty

President Paul Kagame flew to Italy yesterday where he is expected to receive an award for Rwanda’s recent abolition of death penalty. The President will be awarded with “The Abolitionist of the Year 2007” which is presented by Hands Off Cain (HOC) at a high-profile ceremony to be graced by top...

Wednesday, August 29, 2007 - 12:00am