Rwanda to pitch at UK-Africa investment summit

Rwanda will seek to attract more investors to its economy at the UK-Africa investment summit that will take place on January 20 in London, United Kingdom. Hosted by the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the summit will bring together businesses, governments and international institutions from...

Sunday, January 19, 2020, 12:00 AM

Nsabimana terror trial begins at Nyanza high court chamber

The trial of Callixte Nsabimana, the former FLN spokesperson, started at the High Court Chamber for International Crimes in Nyanza, on Friday. The hearing started with a testimony by the former executive secretary of Nyabimata Sector, Nyaruguru District, an area which was attacked by the FLN...

Saturday, January 18, 2020, 12:58 AM

Diabetes patients to get free self-testing devices

Type 1 Diabetes patients in the country will soon have free self-testing devices, for four years, thanks to a partnership between the Ministry of Health and Abbot, an American pharmaceutical company. Abbott announced Thursday the donation of glucose metres and up to 12 million testing strips...

Saturday, January 18, 2020, 12:52 AM

ICC Nyanza to proceed with Nsabimana’s case

Former spokesperson of FLN terror outfit, Callixte Nsabimana, will continue to be tried in a civilian court, the High Court Chamber for International Crimes has ruled. During a previous court session held in December last year, uncertainty had arisen about which court was competent to try the...

Friday, January 17, 2020, 3:07 PM

Court rejects terror suspects’ bail appeal

Nyarugenge Intermediate Court has rejected a bail appeal filed by four men suspected of plotting terror activities on Rwandan territory through an Islamic fundamentalist movement. Amran Rumanzi, Abdalla Kabendera, Yazid Nizeyimana, Ibrahim Rurangwa, and Justin Omar Uwimana are said to have...

Friday, January 17, 2020, 12:00 AM

Nyanza high court to rule on competence to try Nsabimana

The High Court Chamber for International Crimes in Nyanza District is expected to decide today on whether terror suspect Callixte Nsabimana will be tried in a civilian or military court. Nsabimana is a former spokesperson of FLN, an anti-Rwanda terror group operating in the Democratic Republic...

Friday, January 17, 2020, 12:00 AM

First Lady shares tips with young leaders on building healthy families

The First Lady Jeannette Kagame has challenged faith leaders to make a contribution towards the foundation laid by the national leadership in uniting Rwandans and creating a good atmosphere for healthy families and marriages. Mrs. Kagame was speaking on Saturday during the Young Leaders...

Saturday, January 11, 2020, 11:34 PM

France, Sweden to receive more African refugees from Rwanda

France and Sweden have pledged to take in hundreds from the group of African refugees brought to Rwanda after they were trapped in Libya for years, according to United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. After it was announced earlier this week that Norway was considering taking in up to 600...

Saturday, January 11, 2020, 12:00 AM

Court to decide on terror suspects’ bail appeal next week

Nyarugenge Intermediate Court will next week deliver its ruling on a bail appeal filed by four men suspected of plotting terror activities on Rwandan territory through an Islamic fundamentalist movement. The quartet is part of a group of five that were last month remanded by Kicukiro Primary...

Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 12:00 AM

French publishing house on the spot for Genocide denial

Ibuka, the umbrella organisation of Genocide survivors’ associations, has called out a French publishing house for publishing material that denies the Genocide against the Tutsi. In its 2020 juniors’ dictionary, Larousse 21, the firm referred to the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi as...

Tuesday, January 7, 2020, 12:00 AM

Drug trafficking, theft dominant in 2019 crime list – Police

Narcotic drug trafficking and use of illicit brew and theft cases were among the most common crimes reported in 2019 according to the Rwanda National Police. This emerged at a press conference held on Friday at the Police headquarters where the law enforcement agency provided a security recap of...

Saturday, January 4, 2020, 12:20 AM

2019 review: The year when citizens challenged national laws in court

2019 stood out remarkably as a year with such a high number of successful petitions against national laws. In one year alone, three different laws were petitioned against by citizens (mainly lawyers) and as a result, the Supreme Court ended up changing several clauses or paragraphs. The story...

Friday, January 3, 2020, 12:00 AM

New Year prayers: The faithful pray for church, nation and families

Furtherance of the gospel, peace and love in families and national security were some of the things that made up the New Year’s prayers as thousands of Rwandans flocked places of worship to seek the face of their maker in order to enter 2020 with his blessing. As usual, the New Year’...

Wednesday, January 1, 2020, 9:18 PM

Court postpones hearing of FDLR commanders’ case as lawyer pulls out

The High Court Chamber for International Crimes (ICC) on Tuesday, Dec. 31, postponed the substantive hearing of the case involving two top commanders of FDLR militia as a lawyer of one chose to throw in the towel citing “not having a free conscience” to be a lawyer in the case. The...

Tuesday, December 31, 2019, 4:34 PM

Four Islamic terror suspects appeal against remand

Four Muslim men that are suspected of plotting terror activities on Rwandan territory through an Islamic fundamentalist movement have appealed against a ruling that sent them on a 30-day remand. The quartet is part of a group of five that were earlier this month remanded by Kicukiro Primary...

Monday, December 30, 2019, 1:53 PM

Clerics call for gratitude, reflection in 2020

As 2019 ends and people get ready to usher in 2020, clerics have called upon Rwandans to take time to reflect on the outgoing year, be thankful to God, as well as looking at what they have not done right and correct it. The clerics made the remarks during interviews with Sunday Times on Saturday...

Saturday, December 28, 2019, 10:51 PM

Why Callixte Nsabimana could face court martial

The High Court Chamber for International Crimes in Nyanza district, on Tuesday postponed the substantive hearing of Callixte Nsabimana’s case to January 17, 2020. The postponement was as at the request of prosecution which wanted to be given time to compare the suspect’s file with...

Wednesday, December 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

Justice sector steps up use of scientific evidence to pin GBV perpetrators

The justice sector has scaled up use of scientific evidence to investigate Gender-Based Violence (GBV) cases and perpetrators have reason to be scared, according to Johnston Busingye, the Minister for Justice. This week, Busingye shared field pictures of a GBV case that was being investigated...

Saturday, December 21, 2019, 12:44 AM

Best tourism performers recognised, reminded of sector’s role in economy

Private and public actors in the tourism industry were on Saturday recognized with awards, an occasion at which they were reminded of the tremendous contribution their work has towards the country’s development. Dubbed Rwanda Tourism Awards, the prizes are organised annually by the Rwanda...

Monday, December 16, 2019, 12:36 AM

Avoid collision of laws, new law reform commission chief advised

The new Chairperson of Rwanda Law Reform Commission (RLRC) Domitille Mukantaganzwa has been advised to pay attention to ensure laws that are enacted do not collide with existing legislations. The advice was given Friday by the new Chief Justice Faustin Ntezilyayo, during the swearing-in of...

Friday, December 13, 2019, 7:15 PM

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