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MRCD-FLN substantive trial now awaits court date - Prosecution

Prosecution has submitted the final indictment for 18 suspects linked to the MRCD-FLN group of insurgents, following the conclusion of investigations, and will now wait for a trial date to be set for the case to proceed in its substance. This was confirmed on Tuesday, November 17, by prosecution...

Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 8:59 PM

Felicien Kabuga finally in the dock

The International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals on Wednesday, November 11 started the hearing of the case of Felicien Kabuga, a genocide mastermind who was arrested in France in May. The trial which went underway at the Mechanism’s seat in The Hague, in The Netherlands,...

Wednesday, November 11, 2020, 6:36 PM

More details about Rene Mugenzi emerge

A magistrate in Norwich Crown Court in the United Kingdom on Friday sentenced Rene Mugenzi, a Rwandan so-called opposition activist, to 27 months in prison after he was convicted for stealing £220,000 (approximately Rwf279m). Mugenzi siphoned money from the bank...

Saturday, October 24, 2020, 3:36 PM

Covid-19 has been a great learning experience – Prof. Phillip Cotton

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Rwanda, Prof Phillip Cotton on Monday, October 19, concludes his five-year term at the helm of the country’s biggest higher learning institution. Before this, he headed the College of Medicine and Health Sciences. The New Times’...

Monday, October 19, 2020, 12:00 AM

Why prosecution will seek the merger of Rusesabagina trial with 18 FLN suspects

Prosecution has announced it will issue a joint indictment in the case of Paul Rusesabagina with other 16 fighters belonging to the FLN, a militia group that has carried out terror activities on Rwandan territory. Speaking at a press conference held at the prosecution headquarters in...

Monday, October 5, 2020, 7:57 PM

Prosecution: Joint indictment for Rusesabagina, FLN fighters

Prosecution has announced it will issue a joint indictment in the case of Paul Rusesabagina with 16 other fighters belonging to the FLN militia group. During a press conference held at the prosecution headquarters in Kimihurura, Prosecutor-General Aimable Havugiyaremye said that all...

Monday, October 5, 2020, 5:00 PM

Rusesabagina loses final bail bid, braces for trial

Following the decision by Nyarugenge Intermediate Court, militia leader Paul Rusesabagina is now going to focus on preparing for the substantive trial, as he braces to battle 13 charges lined up against him. Speaking after the court president Adolph Udahemuka dismissed the appeal by Rusesabagina...

Friday, October 2, 2020, 6:19 PM

Nyarugenge court dismisses Rusesabagina's appeal against 30-day remand

The Nyarugenge Intermediate Court on Friday dismissed the appeal by militia leader Paul Rusesabagina, who had challenged the decision by a lower court to remand him. Reading the ruling, the presiding judge, Adolphe Udahemuka said that among other reasons on which he based the decision, was that...

Friday, October 2, 2020, 4:20 PM

Take lead in shunning poor service delivery – Kagame tells RPF youth

President Paul Kagame has urged the youth in Rwanda, especially those who are members of the ruling RPF-Inkotanyi, to take the lead in uprooting poor service delivery in the country. He said this on Monday, September 28, while addressing members of the extended National Executive Committee (NEC...

Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 12:42 AM

VIDEO: Outgoing UNDP boss reflects on his five-year service in Rwanda

This week, the UNDP Resident Representative for Rwanda Stephen Rodriques will depart Rwanda for Liberia, drawing a curtain on a five-year tour of duty. The Jamaican national spoke to The New Times’ Felly Kimenyi on his experience in Rwanda, challenges and what he will miss...

Monday, September 28, 2020, 9:50 AM

Rusesabagina challenges his detention before Nyarugenge Intermediate Court

Terror suspect Paul Rusesabagina on Friday, September 26 appeared before Nyarugenge Intermediate Court where he challenged the decision by a lower court to remand him for 30 days.  Appearing in the pink prison uniform for the first time, Rusesabagina together with his lawyers, told court...

Friday, September 25, 2020, 2:00 PM

Rusesabagina to appeal against remand decision

Terror suspect, Paul Rusesabagina on Thursday, September 17 announced that he would appeal against a decision by Kicukiro Primary Court remanding him for 30 days in prison. This follows the ruling by Judge Dorothy Yankurije, who said that there was reasonable ground for Rusesabagina to be...

Friday, September 18, 2020, 8:42 AM

Rusesabagina remanded for 30 days

Kicukiro Primary Court has ruled to remand terror suspect Paul Rusesabagina for 30 days, saying that there is serious incriminating evidence pinning him. The decision follows Rusesabagina's application for bail on Monday, September 14, saying that he was sick and that he would abide by any...

Thursday, September 17, 2020, 4:12 PM

Rusesabagina charged with 13 counts, seeks bail

Paul Rusesabagina was yesterday arraigned before Kicukiro Primary Court where he was slapped with 13 charges, most of which linked to terrorism. During the pre-trial hearing held on Monday, September 14, prosecutors said that they have enough evidence to pin Rusesabagina as founder and chief...

Monday, September 14, 2020, 10:56 PM

Rusesabagina appears before court, charged with 13 counts

Terror suspect Paul Rusesabagina was on Monday, September 14, arraigned at Kicukiro Primary Court where he was charged with 13 counts related to terrorism. The charges Rusesabagina faces are linked to activities of FLN, a militia group founded by a collective of outfits under an umbrella called...

Monday, September 14, 2020, 12:45 PM

Three dead bodies found on Rwanda-Burundi border

Dead bodies of three unidentified individuals, all men, were on Friday morning discovered a few metres inside the Rwandan territory, near the country’s borderline with Burundi. The victims, who according to officials seemed to have succumbed to strangulation, were discovered in Nemba Cell...

Friday, July 10, 2020, 1:45 PM

Rwanda ready to offer ‘any support’ in Kabuga trial — Busingye

Rwanda is ready to offer any support to the UN court trying Genocide crimes and any other jurisdiction to ensure effective prosecution of Félicien Kabuga, who is currently in custody in France. Speaking at a news conference on Wednesday, July 8, Justice Minister and Attorney General Johnston...

Thursday, July 9, 2020, 3:01 PM

Justice minister vows to crack down on corrupt officials

The Minister for Justice and Attorney General, Johnston Busingye, has said that no one will be spared in the quest for accountability. He issued the warning, Wednesday, while addressing the media at the Ministry’s headquarters in Kigali. “We should get used to the fact that...

Thursday, July 9, 2020, 12:25 AM

Sustainable development cannot be achieved through shortcuts - Kagame

President Paul Kagame who is also the Chairman of the RPF-Inkotanyi told leaders of the party that it is only through accountable governance that a country like Rwanda will achieve its aspirations, adding that shortcuts can only yield short-term results, if any. President Kagame said this while...

Saturday, June 27, 2020, 2:36 AM

Hold each other accountable, Kagame tells RPF cadres

President Paul Kagame has challenged members of the ruling RPF-Inkotanyi to hold one another accountable, adding that an accountable society begins with them. Addressing over 2,400 party cadres at Intare Conference Arena in Rusororo Sector, Kagame said that a meeting like this should not be a...

Sunday, December 22, 2019, 1:07 AM

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