Govt, ICTR sign deal to transfer convicts

KIGALI - The Government and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) yesterday signed an agreement that would see convicted Genocide perpetrators transferred to Rwanda to complete their sentences. The agreement was signed between Adama Dieng, the Chief Registrar of the Tanzania-based...

Tuesday, March 4, 2008, 12:00 AM

Political federation key to devt, says Kagame

GASABO - President Paul Kagame has said that there is need for East African Community member states to embrace political federation if they are to develop. He was launching the national public consultations on the formation of the East African Political Federation and its fast tracking. The...

Monday, March 3, 2008, 12:00 AM

Rwanda launches EAC consultations today

KIGALI - President Paul Kagame will today launch public consultations on the formation and fast-tracking of the East African political federation. Speaking during a town hall meeting yesterday, Foreign Affairs minister Dr Charles Murigande said the exercise will be launched at Parliamentary in...

Sunday, March 2, 2008, 12:00 AM

FDLR disarmament this month

The exercise to disarm members of the genocidal forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is set to begin this month. According to an agreement reached between Rwanda and DRC in Nairobi, Kenya last year, the disarmament process was due to commence this month to pave way for their eventual...

Sunday, March 2, 2008, 12:00 AM

TNT editor elected to press body

KIGALI – The Managing editor of The New Times Publications SARL was yesterday elected as board member of the high council of the press (HCP) to represent private media houses to the state body. The election, which was held at the Press House, was meant to elect replacements for former managing...

Saturday, March 1, 2008, 12:00 AM

Another top Genocide suspect arrested

PARIS - France has arrested another Rwanda Genocide suspect, the second to be apprehended on her territory in two months. Claver Kamana, who has been on the list of top Genocide suspects, was on Tuesday arrested from France’s eastern town of Annecy, officials have confirmed. Rwandan prosecutors say...

Friday, February 29, 2008, 12:00 AM

ICTR could transfer Murambi’s Gatete to Rwanda for trial

ARUSHA - The Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) has filed an application to transfer the infamous Jean Baptiste Gatete’s Genocide case to Rwanda. Gatete, a former bourgmeistre (mayor) of the ex-Murambi commune (district) – now in Gatsibo District,...

Wednesday, February 27, 2008, 12:00 AM

Survivors wary of Gacaca court reforms

KIGALI - Ibuka, an umbrella organisation of Genocide survivors’ associations, has expressed concern over a bill seeking to amend the jurisdiction of Gacaca tribunals.  The draft law, currently under consideration in parliament, will give Gacaca courts mandate to try some Genocide suspects in...

Wednesday, February 27, 2008, 12:00 AM

Kenya consults Kagame over power-sharing tips

KIGALI - Kenya’s Vice-President Kalonzo Musyoka yesterday met with President Paul Kagame as the East African nation continues to search for a solution to the post-election crisis there. After more than four decades of stability, Kenya slid into political turmoil after President Mwai Kibaki was...

Friday, February 22, 2008, 12:00 AM

Govt welcomes Genocide suspect transfer ruling

KIGALI - The Government of Rwanda has welcomed Wednesday’s ruling by a Paris court to transfer Genocide suspect Dominique Ntawukuriryayo to the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR). The Paris Appeals Court verdict overturns an earlier judgment by the French Court of Cessation, which...

Thursday, February 21, 2008, 12:00 AM

US stresses need for reconciliation

KIGALI - US President George W. Bush has emphasized the need for reconciliation in Rwanda following the 1994 Genocide, which claimed the lives of at least one million people. The American President was speaking yesterday shortly after touring Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre and laying a wreath at...

Wednesday, February 20, 2008, 12:00 AM

Ex-minister arrested in Tanzania over Genocide

ARUSHA - Former youth and sports minister during the 1994 Genocide, Callixte Nzabonimpa, was arrested on Monday and transferred to the detention facility of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) in Arusha, Tanzania. Nzabonimpa was arrested in Kigoma, a Tanzanian town near the...

Wednesday, February 20, 2008, 12:00 AM

Rwanda, Angola to mend relations

KIGALI - The governments of Rwanda and Angola are exploring ways of mending their relations and to initiate and strengthen economic cooperation. This was disclosed yesterday by the Angolan Minister of Foreign Affairs Joao Bernardo De Miranda briefly after meeting President Paul Kagame at the State...

Tuesday, February 19, 2008, 12:00 AM

Gen. Nzaramba cleared

The Military Tribunal yesterday dismissed charges of defamation leveled against the Director of Gabiro School of Infantry, Maj. Gen. Martin Nzaramba, by his wife Capt. (rtd) Doreen Kayitesi due to lack of evidence. Kayitesi had sought court redress saying that her husband had used defamatory...

Friday, February 15, 2008, 12:00 AM

Rwanda says still has case against ICTR investigator

The Rwanda prosecution has said that they still have a case against Leonidas Ncogoza, the attorney accused of contempt of court at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR). Ncogoza who had been remanded on similar charges in Rwanda, on Monday appeared before the ICTR and was charged...

Thursday, February 14, 2008, 12:00 AM

Another quake kills one

WESTERN PRONVINCE - The earthquake that was felt in Kigali in the wee hours of Thursday morning killed one person in the Western Province. The victim, an old woman, died from her house in Nyabitekeri Sector in Nyamasheke District. But some unconfirmed reports said at least five people had been...

Thursday, February 14, 2008, 12:00 AM

Rwandans condemn Spanish judge's indictments

Rwandans working in different private and public institutions have reacted angrily to recent indictments issued by a Spanish judge against senior Rwandan military officials. Judge Fernando Andreu Merelles of Spain Wednesday last week issued indictments against 40 senior officers of the Rwanda...

Wednesday, February 13, 2008, 12:00 AM

Kagame gets award from US university

 FLORIDA -President Paul Kagame was yesterday presented the "Spirit of Pepper Award" at the Florida State University’s Claude Pepper Center for Intercultural Dialogue in the US. The award was created last year in recognition of outstanding members of the community who have demonstrated the...

Tuesday, February 12, 2008, 12:00 AM

EAC summit put off due to lack of quorum

The extraordinary East African Community (EAC) Heads of State meeting that was supposed to take place in the Kenyan capital Nairobi yesterday has been postponed indefinitely. The summit which was expected to devise means of mitigating the ongoing post-election violence in Kenya was suspended due...

Friday, February 8, 2008, 12:00 AM

Clarification: EAC Heads of State meeting

KIGALI – The East African Community (EAC) Heads of State meeting that had been scheduled to take place today has been postponed. The date for the new schedule will be announced later. President Paul Kagame, together with other EAC presidents were expected to attend the meet but State Minister for...

Friday, February 8, 2008, 12:00 AM