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

World has not learnt any lesson from Rwanda - Linda Melvern

Seasoned British investigative journalist Linda Melvern has for the past 23 years dedicated her life to telling the world of the events of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. She wrote two books on the subject; A People Betrayed and Conspiracy to Murder and currently she is working on a third one...

Monday, November 27, 2017, 12:00 AM

Inside China's unique model of governance

Last week I had the privilege to attend the 19th Congress of the Communist Party of China, a high-level political event that is held every after five years to determine the Chinese future in the five years to come and beyond. Attending the different sessions of the seven-day meeting that ended on...

Friday, October 27, 2017, 12:00 AM

France should come clean on Genocide, says Mushikiwabo

French officials should come clean on their role in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, instead of continuing to cover it up with ‘sham’ litigations that are more political than judicial, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Louise Mushikiwabo, has said. Mushikiwabo was reacting to reports that...

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 12:00 AM

Rwanda gets new Cabinet, who is in?

The newly appointed Prime Minister, Dr Edouard Ngirente, Wednesday night announced a cabinet that featured a number of new ministers but also saw several others retain their dockets. The new cabinet that was appointed by President Paul Kagame in consultation with the Premier, also saw the creation...

Thursday, August 31, 2017, 12:00 AM

Germany extradites Genocide fugitive today

German authorities will today extradite to Rwanda a man suspected to have helped mastermind the Genocide against the Tutsi in the former Gikongoro Prefecture, now part of the Southern Province. Jean Twagiramungu was arrested two years ago and has been battling extradition in different courts of...

Friday, August 18, 2017, 12:00 AM

Genocide: Danish court remands fugitive until June 15

A Rwandan arrested in Denmark earlier this week over an outstanding arrest warrant pertaining to his role in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi has been remanded by a Danish court until June 15, according to media reports. The suspect, whom witness accounts and other sources corroborate to be a...

Thursday, May 18, 2017, 12:00 AM

Genocide: Rwandan faces extradition from Denmark

Police in Denmark have in custody a 49-year-old man suspected of participating in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The man, whose name was not disclosed by the Danish prosecution, has been identified by sources as Wenceslas Twagirayezu, who lives in Smørum, a small town north of the...

Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 12:00 AM

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