Former Rwandair boss released

Prosecution  this week granted a provisional release to former Rwandair Chief Executive, Manzi Kayihura, after he was presented to prosecution by the Criminal Investigation Department. “He was released provisionally and without conditions but investigations are still going on,” Prosecutor...

Friday, April 4, 2008, 12:00 AM

PPPs a prerequisite for Development – Kagame

KIGALI - President Paul Kagame has said that a collective effort by governments, faith-based institutions and the business community is crucial in enhancing socio-economic development. He said this in his keynote address to a conference that tackled the role of faith-based and community initiatives...

Monday, March 31, 2008, 12:00 AM

400 graduate from KIST

KIGALI - Kigali Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) yesterday held its 6th graduation ceremony and 343 students were awarded Masters’ Degree, Bachelors and diplomas in different disciplines. During the ceremony held at Jali Club, Kigali, the Minister of Education, who is also the Chancellor...

Monday, March 31, 2008, 12:00 AM

Rwandair boss arrested

KIGALI - Police have in custody Manzi Kayihura, the director general of Rwandair Express, the country’s sole airliner. The development was confirmed last evening by the director of criminal investigation department, Chief Supretendant Costa Habyara. “We have him in custody, he was arrested on...

Sunday, March 30, 2008, 12:00 AM

TPJC member states want full diplomatic ties restored

Regional political leaders have recommended that diplomatic relations between their countries be revived as soon as possible. This was reached during a recent Tripartite Plus Joint Commission (TPJC) in the Burundian capital Bujumbura last week. The Minister of Foreign Affairs Rosemary Museminali...

Sunday, March 30, 2008, 12:00 AM

Rwanda, Singapore to further relations

VILLAGE URUGWIRO - Singapore Senior State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Zanul Abidin Rasheed, yesterday held talks with President Paul Kagame to explore new areas of cooperation and discussed how the existing bilateral relations can be furthered. After the meeting, Rasheed said that their...

Friday, March 28, 2008, 12:00 AM

Educ. Minister admits flaws in Unilak vetting

KIGALI - The new Minister of Education, Dr Daphrose Gahakwa, has said there were omissions in the way the problem of the embattled Universite Laique Adventiste de Kigali (UNILAK) was handled. Gahakwa was yesterday appearing before the Senate to explain the predicament of the university which has...

Thursday, March 27, 2008, 12:00 AM

Survivors condemn killings, call for action

KIGALI - Ibuka, an umbrella organisation of Genocide Survivors has condemned the recent killings of survivors which took place in the Southern Province. The development comes after recent killings of two survivors in the districts of Muhanga and Kamonyi, both in the Southern Province. “We condemn...

Thursday, March 20, 2008, 12:00 AM

Darfur mission still lacks Equipment

The Force Commander of UNAMID, the joint United Nations-African Union mission in Darfur has said that the force is still ill-equipped. General Martin Luther Agwai the head of UNAMID said that despite the concerted efforts to beef up the mission, they still lack equipment. He said this during a...

Wednesday, March 19, 2008, 12:00 AM

Madhvani to make Rwanda self-sufficient in sugar production

Madhvani Group of Companies, an international investment group, has pledged to make Rwanda self sufficient in sugar production within the next three years. This was revealed by the group Managing Director, Mayur Madhvani, after his meeting with President Paul Kagame at Village Urugwiro yesterday. “...

Monday, March 17, 2008, 12:00 AM

Military delegates arrive for workshop on Darfur lessons

KIGALI - Military officers from 17 African countries have arrived in the country to attend a workshop on the experience of multi-national peace support operations with Darfur as a case study. According to a release from Rwanda Defence Forces (RDF), the four-day workshop is expected to focus on the...

Sunday, March 16, 2008, 12:00 AM

Makuza raps Rusesabagina ‘heroism’

Prime Minister Bernard Makuza Thursday lashed out at Paul Rusesabagina for claiming that he saved the lives of people who had sought refuge at Hotel des Milles Collines in the 1994 Genocide. He was speaking during the official launch of a new book ‘Hotel Rwanda – or the Tutsi Genocide as seen by...

Saturday, March 15, 2008, 12:00 AM

US invites Kagame to address varsity conference

KIGALI - The US government has invited President Paul Kagame to be the keynote speaker at the upcoming education conference of US universities and others from developing countries. The invitation was delivered yesterday by Nina Fedoroff, the advisor on Science and Technology to the US Secretary of...

Thursday, March 13, 2008, 12:00 AM

Govt welcomes ICTR’s Seromba life sentence

The Government of Rwanda yesterday expressed satisfaction on the verdict handed down by the UN-backed International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) against Catholic priest Athanase Seromba. Seromba was on Wednesday sentenced to life imprisonment by the Appeals chamber of the Tanzania-based...

Thursday, March 13, 2008, 12:00 AM

Leading American energy giant to invest in Rwanda

General Electric, a US leading energy firm, is pondering to invest in the Rwandan energy sector. This was announced by the firm’s president and CEO, John Krenicki, following his meeting with President Paul Kagame at Village Urugwiro on Wednesday. “We are impressed with the development in the...

Thursday, March 13, 2008, 12:00 AM

Kagame meets Rockefeller boss

VILLAGE URUGWIRO -  President Paul Kagame on Tuesday met a visiting delegation from the Rockefeller Foundation with whom he discussed different areas in which the American foundation would like to invest. "We mainly discussed agriculture and the progress that has been registered in regard to...

Wednesday, March 12, 2008, 12:00 AM

WB happy with Rwanda devt trend

VILLAGE URUGWIRO - The regional director of the World Bank has said that the board of directors of the bank last week recognized progress made by Rwanda over the past few years. Colin Bruce, who represents the WB in six regional countries, said this yesterday following his meeting with President...

Saturday, March 8, 2008, 12:00 AM

Rwanda awaits French courts’ verdicts

Following Wednesday’s request by French prosecutors to have recently arrested Genocide suspect Claver Kamana extradited to Rwanda for trial, Kigali has reiterated its ability to handle the case. Kamana, a former businessman was arrested in on February 26 following an Interpol red notice issued by...

Friday, March 7, 2008, 12:00 AM

Kagame urges religionsto embrace development

KIMIHURURA - President Paul Kagame has called upon religions to play a central role in championing socio-economic development. The President said this yesterday while officially opening the tenth congress of the Union of Muslim Councils for Eastern, Central and Southern Africa (UMC). He said that...

Thursday, March 6, 2008, 12:00 AM

President Kagame meets German investment group

A visiting delegation of German investors was yesterday received by President Paul Kagame on a mission to explore investment opportunities in the country. The group of over 30 investors incorporated into a consortium known as African Development Cooperation came to the country on invitation of...

Tuesday, March 4, 2008, 12:00 AM