Genocide convict Ngirabatware’s witness bribery case gets underway at UN Court

The International Residual Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals will on Thursday hear a case in which a convict of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi is accused of contempt of court, through bribing witnesses. Augustin Ngirabatware was convicted by the International Criminal Tribunal...

Thursday, October 17, 2019, 12:22 AM

UK to hand over archive on Genocide to Rwanda

The United Kingdom has said it will soon hand over to Rwanda archives they have in their possession related to the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. This was announced Monday by the UK Minister for Africa, Harriet Baldwin, at a conference in London on reflection on the Genocide against the...

Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 8:13 PM

Genocide fugitive Nzigiyimfura resurfaces in US, 10 years after he was located in Malawi

Vincent Nzigiyimfura, a man accused of masterminding the Genocide against the Tutsi in different parts of Southern Province, has been located in a town in the State of Ohio in the United States. Nzigiyimfura, or the Butcher of Nyanza as he is known in the areas around the current Nyanza District...

Thursday, April 18, 2019, 1:27 AM

Murekezi faces Genocide charges after his extradition from Malawi

Vincent Murekezi, a Genocide fugitive who has avoided capture for the past 15 years, was on Monday morning brought to Rwanda and handed to Rwanda Correction Service (RCS) by their Malawian counterparts. Murekezi, who was serving a jail sentence for fraud-related charges in Malawi, was deported to...

Monday, January 28, 2019, 8:16 AM

Denmark extradites Genocide fugitive Wenceslas Twagirayezu

Danish authorities on Tuesday extradited Genocide fugitive Wenceslas Twagirayezu, after he exhausted all legal avenues to contest his extradition to Rwanda to face trial. Twagirayezu, 50, who is expected at the airport Tuesday evening, has been in custody since May last year and is accused of...

Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 1:15 PM

AU reforms to take centre stage at Heads of State summit

Heads of State and Government of African Union Member States will this weekend meet in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa in a meeting that will exclusively discuss how the Pan-African body can be reformed to deliver better for Africans. The summit, slated for November 17 and 18, will be chaired by...

Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 11:12 PM

Five arrested for bribing, coercing witnesses in case of ICTR convict

Five people have been arrested in Rwanda for using bribery and coercion to secure reversal of witness testimonies in a case of a Genocide mastermind convicted by a UN tribunal. The genocidaire whose conviction - upheld by an Appeals Chamber - the suspects were trying to reverse, was Augustin...

Thursday, September 6, 2018, 12:48 AM

Legislative Elections: Kagame votes in Beijing as Diaspora goes to the polls

Thousands of Rwandans from across the world on Sunday headed to designated polling stations to take part in the legislative elections. The elections were in the Diaspora held a day before the general elections in the country that will see 53 members of parliament elected through the direct ballot...

Sunday, September 2, 2018, 2:33 PM

Genocide: Judge Meron on the spot once again

With just two days to the deadline for Rwanda to submit its position on the intended early release of three Genocide convicts by the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT), the former has not seen any application filed to the court by the convicts. Basically, Rwanda is being asked...

Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 5:14 AM

Rwanda objects to early release of Ngeze and co.

The Government of Rwanda has urged the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT) not to grant early release to three convicts who played instrumental roles in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, The New Times has learnt. The trio; Col. Alloys Simba, Dominique Ntawukuriryayo and Hassan...

Monday, May 14, 2018, 1:48 AM

Age factor in the hunt for Genocide fugitives

It is a chilly evening in downtown Kigali, at the former Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where diplomats are engaged in small talk amongst themselves, others are chatting with a few government officials, a glass of drink in hand. Many of the government officials in the room are from the justice...

Monday, April 9, 2018, 2:07 AM

Extradition treaty shouldn’t impede efforts to bring to book Genocide fugitives – Busingye

As Rwandans continue to commemorate, for the 24th time, the Genocide against the Tutsi, one of the most outstanding problems is the continued roaming of those who masterminded the Genocide; most have been fully integrated in their host countries. Some of the key challenges that have been put...

Sunday, April 8, 2018, 11:27 PM

Genocide survivors tell Dutch govt to extradite fugitive Ndereyehe

The continued roaming of Genocide suspects in different countries is a major impediment to the healing process in Rwanda and countries should rise to the occasion and ensure all perpetrators are brought to book. Ndereyehe. This was the message from Genocide survivors following the release of...

Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 12:00 AM

The riddle that lingers over Rwandan soccer

Last weekend, a friend posted on social media a rather thought-provoking question that ignited debate from even people who were not known to be sports enthusiasts. The question went; “If you were put in charge of FERWAFA (Rwanda’s football governing body), what would you do to save our football...

Saturday, February 3, 2018, 12:00 AM

The riddle that lingers over Rwandan soccer

Last weekend, a friend posted on social media a rather thought-provoking question that ignited debate from even people who were not known to be sports enthusiasts. The question went; “If you were put in charge of FERWAFA (Rwanda’s football governing body), what would you do to save our football...

Saturday, February 3, 2018, 12:00 AM

There’s no secret deal with Israel on relocation of migrants - Mushikiwabo

The Government of Rwanda has dismissed claims of a secret deal entered with their Israeli counterparts regarding the relocation of African migrants. For months, global media has been awash with reports that Rwanda had entered a secret deal with Israel to host African migrants, mainly from the...

Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 12:00 AM

Kagame re-elected RPF chair as three-day congress ends

Members of the RPF Inkotanyi National Congress on Saturday overwhelmingly re-elected President Paul Kagame to lead the party for the next five years. The congress, which attracted over 2000 delegates from across the country and beyond, also re-elected Christophe Bazivamo as vice chairperson and...

Sunday, December 17, 2017, 12:00 AM

France must own up to role in Genocide, say survivors

The umbrella body of survivors of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, Ibuka, has expressed optimism that the latest report pinning France on the Genocide would give impetus to the pressure mounting against the European country to come clean on Rwanda. In an interview, Ibuka Executive Secretary...

Thursday, December 14, 2017, 12:00 AM

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, 12:00 AM

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, 12:00 AM