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

Kagame launches new CMU-Africa campus, lauds diversity of students

Africa must make the right linkages between technology and industry, and knowledge and production to be able to achieve her development aspirations, President Kagame has said. The Head of State said this while opening the new campus of Carnegie Mellon University Africa (CMU-Africa) that is built...

Friday, November 22, 2019, 12:51 AM

My time as Chief Justice has been a learning experience – Prof Rugege

Prof. Sam Rugege will next month wind up his tenure as Chief Justice, having served up his eight-year non-renewable term at the top of the Rwandan judiciary.  Before this appointment in 2011, he had served as Deputy Chief Justice and has been a key player in the judicial sector reforms...

Monday, November 18, 2019, 12:55 AM

Dutch prosecution zero in on Genocide suspect Nyabusore

The Dutch judiciary has opened an investigation into a man of Rwandan origin who is a key fugitive wanted back home to answer for his alleged role in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The fugitive, identified as Jean Baptise Nyabusore, is largely responsible for massacres that took place in...

Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 12:12 AM

Kagame: There is great value in being an ambitious country

President Paul Kagame reiterated Rwanda’s stance as a nation that sets ambitious targets. While addressing a news conference for local and international journalists at Village Urugwiro yesterday, the Head of State said that much as Rwanda may have not achieved all the targets it set...

Saturday, November 9, 2019, 1:57 AM

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

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