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Speech by President Paul Kagame at the opening of the 10th Extraordinary Summit of the African Union

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to Kigali for the Tenth Extra-Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union. May I also extend a special welcome to our brother, His Excellency Cyril Ramaphosa, attending his first Summit as President of the Republic of South Africa. I thank the...

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 12:00am

Obasanjo: AfCFTA will enable Africa shift from aid to trade

Former Nigerian President Olesegun Obasanjo has said that the signing and implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) will be a clear sign from the continent on the reality of the shift from aid to trade. He was speaking at a breakfast session organised on the sidelines of...

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 12:00am

Road to AfCFTA: South African President expected in Kigali

President Cyril Ramaphosa will lead a South African delegation to the 10th Extraordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) in Kigali scheduled to take place on 21 March 2018. This was confirmed in a statement from the South African Presidency.   The AU...

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 12:00am

Road to CFTA: Agreement edges closer to signing

The African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCTFA) on Monday entered the second last step towards its signing as Foreign Affairs Ministers from across the continent began reviewing the draft. The session of foreign affairs ministers opened Monday morning at the Kigali Convention Centre...

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 12:00am

Barca race towards title after Atletico defeat

Barcelona took a giant step towards winning the La Liga title after they beat Athletic Bilbao 2-0 on Sunday and nearest challengers Atletico Madrid lost 2-1 at Villarreal, giving the Catalans an 11-point lead at the top of the standings. Cristiano Ronaldo scored four times as champions Real Madrid...

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 12:00am

RRA finishes 5th as Ahly win Africa Club Championships

Results Final Carthage 0-3 Ahly Position 3-4 Prisons 2-3 Pipeline Position 5-6 RRA 3-0 Bafia Rwanda Revenue Authority defeated Bafia from Cameroon to finish fifth while hosts Ahly beat archrivals Carthage of Tunisia to win the 2018 Africa Women Volleyball Club Championships Thursday evening...

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 12:00am

Mutokambali fired as national basketball team head coach

Moise Mutokambali has been sacked as head coach of the national basketball teams, according to a statement signed by the local basketball governing body’s secretary general, Richard Mutabazi. The dismissal, which was announced on Wednesday afternoon, brings curtains down on Mutokambali...

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 12:00am

Road to CFTA: 26 Heads of State have confirmed attendance of Kigali summit

At least 26 heads of state and government are expected in Kigali next week for the signing of the African Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) agreement. Minister of Foreign Affairs Louise Mushikiwabo confirmed this in a news conference held in Kigali ahead of the extraordinary African Union Summit...

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 12:00am

Africa should not be a dumping area for cheap technologies – Mushikiwabo

Foreign affairs minister, Louise Mushikiwabo has said that Africa cannot afford to be a dumping area for cheap technologies from elsewhere in the world. The minister said this while officially opening the ordinary session of the General Assembly of the African Union of Broadcasting (AUB) that...

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 12:00am

Rwanda team for Chess Olympiad 2018 comfirmed

Ten players on Sunday night qualified to make the open and women's national teams, respectively, for the Chess Olympiad 2018 later this year in Batumi, the second-largest city of Georgia, from September 23 to October 7. In the open team, the top five players are; Joseph Nzabanita, Candidate Master...

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 12:00am

Catholic Church mourns Bishop Bimenyimana

Bishop Jean Damascene Bimenyimana of Cyangugu Diocese succumbed to cancer at the age of 64, after a hospital in Kenya discharged him on Sunday March 11, 2018. According to Bishop Philippe Rukamba, the head of the Episcopal Conference of Catholic Bishops of Rwanda, Bishop Bimenyimana was...

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 12:00am

New dossier pins genocide fugitive Charles Ndereyehe

The National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG), has implored Dutch authorities to bring to book a genocide mastermind currently living freely in the European country. Charles Ndereyehe Ntahontuye is a founding member of CDR – an extremist political organization – and was...

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 12:00am

Mugabe appears to back new Zimbabwean opposition party

Johannesburg - Zimbabwe's ex-leader Robert Mugabe sent shockwaves through the party he dominated for decades when he posed with the retired general who will take on the ruling Zanu-PF in this year's election. Mugabe grinned broadly in the posed photo, standing beside brigadier general Ambrose...

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 12:00am

IWD: Imbuto awards best performing girls

10 female students who excelled in last year’s secondary leaving examinations and those under Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) were awarded with laptops by Imbuto Foundation. This was during the International Women’s Day (IWD) event that took place in Shyogwe Sector, Muhanga...

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 12:00am

China looks to security cooperation with Africa -foreign minister

China will step up cooperation with Africa in areas of security to combat terrorism and piracy, foreign affairs minister Wang Yi has said. Wang was speaking at a press conference Thursday at the first session of China’s national people’s congress this year. Answering a question posed...

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 12:00am

VIDEO: Former prosecutor writes book on Victoire Ingabire five-year trial

Former national prosecutor, Alain Mukuralinda, on Thursday launched a book that gave details the five-year court battle in the case involving Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza who is serving a 15-year jail sentence. VIDEO: Former prosecutor Alain Mukuralinda writes book on Victoire Ingabire five-year...

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 12:00am

Regional court dismisses application against legitimacy of EALA Speaker

The East African Court of Justice has thrown out an application earlier filed by the Republic of Burundi, seeking the Court’s order to stay recognition of the Speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA). According to a statement by the Court, its first instance division struck...

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 12:00am

Kenya launches Pan African skills development programme in agriculture sector

NAIROBI -- Kenya's ministry of education in partnership with a private university and a multinational company on Tuesday launched a training programme targeting mid-level professionals working in the agriculture sector across Sub-Saharan Africa.  Senior officials said the two year...

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 12:00am

REG, IPRC-South crowned Heroes basketball tournament champions

Sunday: Men REG                        54-51     Patriots Espoir                    78-71     IPRC-South Women IPRC-South         79-77     APR U18 National Team 65-75 Ubumwe RWANDA Energy Group (men) and IPRC-South (women) were on crowned champions of the 2018 National Heroes Basketball...

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 12:00am

Education ministry on countrywide tour to enhance quality of education

The Ministry of Education on Monday launched a countrywide awareness campaign on quality education that officials believe would help identify issues affecting the quality of education and chart way to address them. The tour that targets over 600 schools both public and private would...

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 12:00am

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