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

Rwandan national faces extradition from Denmark over Genocide crimes

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...

Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 12:00 AM

[VIDEO] Kagame to RPF cadres: Put the interests of Rwandans above self

The Chairman of the Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF Inkotanyi), President Paul Kagame, has called on leaders to always serve the interests of the Rwandans – one of the fundamentals upon which the party is built. The President made the call while opening the RPF Political Bureau meeting that...

Monday, December 12, 2016, 12:00 AM

French officials face criminal charges over 1994 Genocide

The National Public Prosecutions Authority (NPPA) has opened a criminal inquiry into cases of 20 French officials linked to the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda – which could result into criminal charges. Prosecution has not released the names of the people who are subject of the...

Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 12:00 AM

Why is Malawi Shielding Genocide Fugitives?

Vincent Murekezi, who has previously used several aliases was in March this year awarded a Malawian passport, having been naturalized as a citizen of the southern African country back in 2013. The problem is, he is a Genocide fugitive with an outstanding indictment for his well-documented role in...

Tuesday, November 29, 2016, 12:00 AM

Why is Malawi shielding Genocide fugitives?

Vincent Murekezi, who has previously used several aliases was in March this year awarded a Malawian passport, having been naturalized as a citizen of the southern African country back in 2013. The problem is, he is a Genocide fugitive with an outstanding indictment for his well-documented role in...

Tuesday, November 29, 2016, 12:00 AM

Kagame picks nine experts to work with on AU reforms

President Paul Kagame has named a team of nine eminent Africans to work with on the task of reforming the African Union. Kagame was tasked to preside over the process to reform the continental organisation during the 27th African Union Summit that was held in Kigali in July.  The goal is to...

Saturday, October 22, 2016, 12:00 AM

Rwanda's sovereignty must be respected, Justice minister says

If there is any case that anyone has against Rwandans on a crime they allege was committed on Rwandan territory, it is better that such cases are handled by the Rwandan Judiciary before anyone else.  This was said, yesterday, by Justice minister Johnston Busingye at Kigali International...

Friday, August 14, 2015, 12:00 AM

Government to seek explanation over Kambanda interview

The government will soon contact the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) to find out if it is within the rights of a genocide convict to get airplay on a public television which he uses to cleanse his name and also negate the very genocide. This follows a news programme by a British...

Thursday, July 23, 2015, 12:00 AM

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