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South Korea prosecutors seek 12 years jail for Samsung heir Lee in corruption case

South Korean prosecutors sought a 12-year jail term on Wednesday for Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee, in a corruption case that led to the ouster of the nation's president earlier this year. They made their demand in the Seoul High Court which is hearing an appeal by Lee against a...

Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 12:00am

Cook double-century puts England in command

Fourth Ashes Test, (day three of five)Australia 327: Warner 103, Smith 76England 491-9: Cook 244*, Root 61, Broad 56*England lead by 164 runs MELBOURNE - Alastair Cook struck a masterful, unbeaten double-century to drive England into a position of dominance on 491 for nine at the end of day three...

Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 12:00am

Liverpool agree to sign Van Dijk for world record of $100.49m

LONDON - Liverpool have agreed to sign Netherlands international Virgil van Dijk from Southampton for a reported world record fee for a defender, the Premier League clubs announced on Wednesday. The signing of the in-demand centre back was announced after the two clubs, who had failed to agree...

Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 12:00am

RPF members in Belgium celebrate party's 30th anniversary

Members of Rwanda Patriotic Party (RPF-Inkotanyi) living in Belgium joined by Friends of Rwanda on Sunday gathered in Brussels to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the party Jean Marie Kananura , the RPF Chairman in Belgium told The New Times that they used the opportunity to celebrate...

Monday, December 25, 2017 - 12:00am

Philippines: 20 Killed in bus crash on Christmas

Twenty worshipers were killed in a road accident in the northern Philippines as they traveled to a dawn Christmas service -- the latest in a string of deadly tragedies to beset the Southeast Asian country during the holiday period. The accident occurred in the town of Agoo, some 200 km north of...

Monday, December 25, 2017 - 12:00am

FULL SPEECH: President Kagame's address at the International University of Africa in Sudan

President Paul Kagame just concluded a two-day State visit in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum. On the second day of his visit, President Kagame gave an address to students at the International University of Africa in Sudan.    Good afternoon. I am pleased to visit the International...

Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 12:00am

French judges ‘close’ Habyarimana probe

French judges have ended an investigation into the missile attack on a plane that killed former Rwandan president Juvenal Habyarimana, media reports indicated Thursday. Details to follow

Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 12:00am

Rwanda, World Bank ink Rwf67bn social protection funding deal

The Government and the World Bank today signed $80 million (about Rwf67 billion) funding agreement to support effectiveness in Rwanda’s Social Protection System. The financing deal was signed in Kigali by Claver Gatete, the Minister for Finance and Economic Planning and Yasser El-Gammal,...

Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 12:00am

South African Meintjes beats Areruya to Africa’s best cyclist for 2017

Rwandan cyclist Joseph Areruya, riding for South Africa-based UCI Continental team Dimension Data for Qhubeka finished second in the contest for Africa’s cycling of the year 2017, behind the winner Louis Meintjes from South Africa. The Tour du Rwanda 2017 champion, Areruya lost the...

Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 12:00am

Bayern edge past Dortmund into German Cup quarters

BERLIN - Bayern Munich reached the German Cup quarter-finals after being made to sweat for a 2-1 victory over holders Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday having dominated for much of the game. The German champions twice hit the woodwork in a furious start before Jerome Boateng headed them into the...

Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 12:00am

Man United knocked out of League Cup by Bristol City

LONDON - Bristol City, from English football’s second-tier, pulled off a sensation in the League Cup quarter-finals as they knocked out the holders Manchester United 2-1 amid late and wholly improbable drama at their Ashton Gate home on Wednesday. On one of the great nights in the...

Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 12:00am

Apple admits slowing older iPhones because of flagging batteries

Apple has admitted that it takes some measures to slow down the performance of older phones. Primate Labs, a company that makes an app for measuring the speed of an iPhone’s processor, published data this week that appeared to show slower performance in the Apple’s iPhone 6s and iPhone...

Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 12:00am

President Kagame in Sudan for State Visit

President Paul Kagame today arrived in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum for a two-day state visit. According to a statement from the President’s office, Kagame was set to hold a bilateral meeting with his host, President Omar El Bashir, as well as attend a state luncheon and banquet...

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 12:00am

EU says Brexit transition to end by 2021

A "transition period" after the UK leaves the EU should not continue beyond 31 December 2020, Brussels says. The UK has said the temporary arrangement should last for about two years after Brexit in March 2019. Terms of the transition period, which the UK calls an implementation phase, have yet...

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 12:00am

Rwanda’s Ngoga is new EALA speaker

Former Rwanda Prosecutor-General Martin Ngoga has been elected Speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA).   Ngoga garnered 33 votes from 36 votes cast in an exercise held at the East African Community (EAC) headquarters in Arusha Tuesday evening. He becomes the first Rwandan to...

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 12:00am

Drugs is an epidemic we must stop, says Kagame

President Kagame has called for concerted efforts against drug abuse, which he described as a global epidemic.  Kagame was speaking Tuesday afternoon at the closure of the two-day National Dialogue Council (Umushyikirano) at Kigali Convention Centre, which convened over 2000...

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 12:00am

Bharti Airtel acquires Tigo Rwanda

Bharti Airtel Limited, an India-based telecom giant has announced an agreement with Millicom International Cellular S.A, to take over Tigo Rwanda, which is currently the second biggest telco in the country by market share. The implication is that Airtel Rwanda Limited will acquire 100 per cent...

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 12:00am

Australia reclaim Ashes with WACA demolition

PERTH - Australia thrashed England by an innings and 41 runs in the third test in Perth on Monday to reclaim the Ashes with two matches to spare and condemn Joe Root’s team to a period of gloomy introspection. Seamer Josh Hazlewood finished with a five-wicket haul as England were bowled out...

Monday, December 18, 2017 - 12:00am

UN extends mandate of peacekeeping mission in South Sudan

The United Nations Security Council renewed the mandate of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan until 15 March 2018, determining that the situation in South Sudan constituted a threat to international peace and security. The decision was taken unanimously by the fifteen members of the...

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 12:00am

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announce wedding date

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding will be held on 19 May next year, Kensington Palace has announced. The couple confirmed their engagement last month and said the ceremony would take place at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. The Royal Family will pay for the wedding, including the...

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 12:00am