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

Kagame clarifies position on Kenya

KIGALI - President Paul Kagame has clarified on the remarks he made last week on the ongoing post-election violence in Kenya. During a news conference on Monday, Kagame said he knew his suggestion that the army as the most stable institution gets involved to avert the violence currently tearing...

Tuesday, February 5, 2008, 12:00 AM

New immigration policy out soon

KIGALI - A new immigration policy has been designed in an effort to merge Rwanda’s development strategies with the flow of people into the country. This was disclosed yesterday by President Paul Kagame during a press conference at his office at Village Urugwiro. When asked to elaborate on the...

Monday, February 4, 2008, 12:00 AM

Earthquake kills 34

CYANGUGU - At least 34 people were confirmed dead and hundreds injured yesterday after a powerful earthquake shook the former Cyangugu province in the districts of Nyamasheke and Rusizi, now Western Province. However, other reports said 38 people had been killed. The quake which struck in the...

Sunday, February 3, 2008, 12:00 AM

Kagame winds up land re-distribution launch

KIGALI - President Paul Kagame wound up the land re-distribution supervision exercise in the Eastern Province yesterday. One hundred and eighteen jubilant people, formerly landless, benefited yesterday alone from the re-distribution exercise, which the President launched last week. The function, in...

Thursday, January 31, 2008, 12:00 AM

Rwanda, France ties on the mend

KIGALI - President Paul Kagame has said that a mechanism is in the offing to work out the restoration of diplomatic ties between Rwanda and France. He disclosed this on Saturday evening during a joint press conference with the French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner at Village Urugwiro. Rwanda...

Sunday, January 27, 2008, 12:00 AM

Rwandan coffee farmers to gain from Gates’ grant

KIGALI - Rwandan coffee growers are set to benefit from the $46.9 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant is aimed at improving the quality of their coffee production. The 4-year-grant is part of the $306million agricultural development fund that was announced yesterday...

Saturday, January 26, 2008, 12:00 AM

Kagame warns fake land beneficiaries

EASTERN PROVINCE - President Paul Kagame has admonished owners of big chunks of land who might be using ‘under-hand’ methods to reclaim the land that has been allocated to others. He made the call at Kabarore, in Gatsibo district, on the third day of the ongoing land redistribution exercise in the...

Friday, January 25, 2008, 12:00 AM

Share resources, Kagame tells Rwandans

NYAGATARE - President Paul Kagame has called upon Rwandans to embrace the culture of sharing the country’s available little resources. He said this while addressing the residents of Karangazi Sector in Nyagatare District on the second day of the land re-distribution exercise in the Eastern Province...

Thursday, January 24, 2008, 12:00 AM

Blair is advisor to Rwanda

KIGALI - Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has taken up a role as an advisor to Rwanda. The development has been confirmed by Dr David Himbara, the head of the Strategy and Policy unit in the Office of the President, who also told this reporter how it came about. “It started with a meeting...

Sunday, January 20, 2008, 12:00 AM

Kagame hosts diplomats to New Year’s party

 VILLAGE URUGWIRO - President Paul Kagame yesterday hosted members of the Diplomatic and Consular Corps accredited to Rwanda to the annual reception at Village Urugwiro. In his address, the President told the diplomats that progress registered in Rwanda over the last few years is partly a...

Saturday, January 19, 2008, 12:00 AM

UK envoy to support Rwanda commonwealth bid

VILLAGE URUGWIRO -The ambassador-designate of the United Kingdom to Rwanda has promised to support Rwanda’s bid to join the Commonwealth. Rwanda has applied to join the Commonwealth, which brings together former British colonies. Nicholas Cannon disclose his support for Rwanda’s bid yesterday...

Thursday, January 17, 2008, 12:00 AM

Arrest Ndengeye – Prosecution

PROBE - Prosecution wants freed city businessman Barry Ndengeyingoma a.k.a Ndengeye re-arrested and detained as they wait for a request from the Belgian government to extradite him. Prosecutor Bonaventure Ruberwa told High Court yesterday that the extradition request, which is normally processed...

Wednesday, January 16, 2008, 12:00 AM

Court adjourns Ndengeye case

KIGALI - The High Court yesterday adjourned the case involving city businessman Barry Ndengeyingoma a.k.a Ndengeye to tomorrow after it emerged that court did not have his dossier. Ndengeye’s case was taken to High Court by Prosecution contesting an earlier ruling by the Gasabo Court of Higher...

Monday, January 14, 2008, 12:00 AM

Court nullifies BCDI board summons

NYARUGENGE - The Supreme Court has ruled that it was unconstitutional for Nyarugenge Higher Court of Instance to summon the defunct Bank of Commerce, Development and Industry (BCDI) board members in a case against former bank CEO, Alfred Kalisa. The ruling was made yesterday following an...

Saturday, January 12, 2008, 12:00 AM

Interpol mounts crackdown

Following Tuesday’s arrest of ex-FAR Lt. Col. Marcel Bivugabagabo in France, the Interpol has vowed to spare no effort in apprehending Rwanda Genocide fugitives.Bivugabagabo was arrested in the southern town of Toulouse following joint efforts between the Interpol secretariat and the Rwandan and...

Friday, January 11, 2008, 12:00 AM

Genocide fugitive arrested in France

PARIS - A 1994 Genocide fugitive has been arrested in France in response to a Red Notice issued by Interpol on the request of the Office of the Prosecutor General. The arrest of ex-FAR’s Lt. Col. Marcel Bivugabagabo was confirmed yesterday by Spokesperson for the Prosecution, John Bosco Mutangana...

Wednesday, January 9, 2008, 12:00 AM

US hands over Frw111m school

KIGALI - The US Embassy in Kigali yesterday handed over Shyara Primary School to the Ministry of Education. The seven-classroom block, which accommodates at least 300 pupils, was constructed in Shyara Sector in Bugesera District, Eastern Province. The school, worth Frw111 million, was funded by the...

Tuesday, January 8, 2008, 12:00 AM

Regional body condemns Kenya violence

BUJUMBURA - The International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) has condemned the on-going violence in Kenya following a disputed a presidential election. The violence erupted immediately after the country’s election commission announced that President Mwai Kibaki was the winner of the...

Monday, January 7, 2008, 12:00 AM

Supreme Court adjourns Kalisa case

The Supreme Court has delayed its verdict on the legality of the application of the summonses issued to board members of the Bank of Commerce, Development and Industry (BCDI).The petition was filed by Alfred Mutebwa, one of the nine members of the board of directors of the now defunct bank who are...

Saturday, January 5, 2008, 12:00 AM