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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

Kagame: RPF needs leaders who put people first, not self

President Paul Kagame has called upon cadres of the RPF Inkotanyi to look beyond what has been achieved in the past thirty years of the party’s existence and focus on the legacy for the next generation. The achievements, he said, should only serve as a foundation to deliver even more for citizens...

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 12:00am

Wenger won't abandon Arsenal title hope

LONDON - Arsene Wenger has refused to give up on the Premier League title despite a goalless draw at West Ham United that left Arsenal 19 points adrift of leaders Manchester City. Arsenal are seventh, below Burnley, having added just two points in three games after a 3-1 defeat at home to...

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 12:00am

Unstoppable City break record, United edge out Bournemouth

LONDON - Manchester City set a new top-flight record of 15 consecutive wins as their seemingly unstoppable march towards the Premier League title continued with a 4-0 romp at bottom club Swansea City on Wednesday. David Silva struck twice for Pep Guardiola’s side as they went past Arsenal...

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 12:00am

Two new ministers sworn-in

President Paul Kagame, on Wednesday, officiated at the swearing-in ceremony of the Minister of Education, Eugene Mutimura and the Minister of Technology, Jean de Dieu Rurangirwa. The two ministers were appointed on December 6, replacing Papias Musafiri Malimba for the education docket and Jean-...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 12:00am

New report links France to Genocide in Rwanda

Fresh details have emerged in a new report pointing to the involvement of France in the planning and execution of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The report, released early Wednesday by the Government of Rwanda, is the result of an inquiry by Washington, DC, law firm Cunningham Levy Muse LLP...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 12:00am

Time for Africa to reclaim her identity, says Mkapa

Africa must do what it takes to ensure her youth find on the continent the opportunities they have for years been seeking from other continents, especially in Europe, which has led some of them to embark on desperate journeys resulting into deaths. This call was made by former Tanzanian President...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 12:00am

Imbuto’s students’ holiday camp opens in Huye

A two-day holiday camp organised by Imbuto Foundation for students opened in Huye District on Monday with a call on participants to develop a culture of doing own research beyond classroom teaching. Participants are beneficiaries gathered from Imbuto Foundation’s ‘Edified Generation’ scholarship...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 12:00am

Taekwondo tourney enters final day

THE 2017 National Taekwondo Championship has entered the final day as 18 teams compete for medals ahead of the closing ceremony this evening at Amahoro Indoor Stadium. The two-day tournament which started yesterday has attracted a record 18 teams with a total of 404 athletes vying for medals in...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 12:00am

Public-private partnerships key to achieving SDGs in Africa – Kagame

Developing countries need to embrace public-private partnerships if the world is to achieve the global transformational agenda, known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), President Paul Kagame has said. Kagame said this Monday afternoon in Ghana’s capital Accra at the opening session...

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 12:00am

Real draw PSG, Chelsea gets Barca, Spurs to face Juve in Champions League last-16

Full draw: Juventus              v s           Tottenham Basel                     vs...

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 12:00am

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