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Prosecution to arraign 3 more suspects in Ingabire trial

KIGALI - The Prosecutor General, Martin Ngoga, has revealed three former rebels who are alleged to be Victoire Ingabire’s accomplices, will appear in court in the next few days. Lt. Col Tharcisse Mbiturende and Lt. Col Noel Habiyakare, senior commanders of the FDLR (Democratic Forces for the...

Friday, April 23, 2010 - 12:00am

Top Green Party Officials defect

KIGALI - Three senior members of the yet-to-be-registered ‘Democratic Green Party of Rwanda’,  yesterday, announced that they were abandoning the organisation in protest of the nefarious behaviour of their president, Frank Habineza. The Secretary General, Charles Kabanda, Secretary for...

Friday, April 23, 2010 - 12:00am

African infrastructure meet opens

KIGALI - The infrastructure Minister, Vincent Karega, has urged senior executives from major infrastructural companies as well as decision makers from African governments to improve continental accessibility if development is to be achieved faster. Karega made this call yesterday at the official...

Friday, April 23, 2010 - 12:00am

UN requests Canada to deny asylum to FDLR rebel

KIGALI - The United Nations on Tuesday formally requested Canada to deny asylum to a senior member of the FDLR currently in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).  According to media reports, the UN deputy administrator, Christian Manahl, who oversees operations in the eastern Congo...

Thursday, April 22, 2010 - 12:00am

Malawi delegation impressed by Kigali City

KIGALI - A delegation of nine Malawian government officials, who are in the country on a duty tour, has hailed the Rwandan government for the progress it has made in various development fields. Patrick Kabambe, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development in...

Thursday, April 22, 2010 - 12:00am

Canada apologizes over Genocide

URUGWIRO VILLAGE - Canada’s Governor General, Michaelle Jean, yesterday apologized on behalf of her government for the indifference and inaction of the international community in the lead up to, and during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. Jean made the formal apology during her meeting with...

Thursday, April 22, 2010 - 12:00am

Ingabire appears in Court

The head of the FDU-Inkingi, Victoire Umuhoza Ingabire, this afternoon appeared before a judge at Gasabo intermediate court where she was read the charges she is accused of, which include working with terrorist groups (FDLR and FDU/CDF) to cause insecurity, promoting the Genocide ideology and...

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 12:00am

Governor General of Canada holds talks with Kagame

The Governor General of Canada, Michaëlle Jean, today held talks with President Paul Kagame at Urugwiro Village. The Haitian-born leader is on a three-day State visit that will see her visit various development projects supported by the Canadian Government. Ends

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 12:00am

Canadian Governor General arrives today

The Canadian Governor General, Michaëlle Jean, is expected to arrive today for a 3-day State visit at the request of the Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper. The Haitian-born Canadian top official will be accompanied by a delegation of Canadians working in a variety of fields, including...

Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - 12:00am

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

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