Supreme Court rules on Kalisa case today

NYARUGENGE - The Supreme Court will today pronounce itself on the legality of the summonses issued to the board members of the Bank of Commerce, Development and Industry (BCDI). The summonses were issued by the Nyarugenge Higher Instance Court against the will of the prosecution.The petition...

Thursday, January 3, 2008, 12:00 AM

Rwandans welcome 2008 in style

PRESIDENT’S NEW YEAR MESSAGE - President Paul Kagame has encouraged Rwandans to embark on appropriate technology to ensure their participation in the development programmes that the government has introduced. The President said this in his New Year’s message to Rwandans. “Our country has taken a...

Tuesday, January 1, 2008, 12:00 AM

A recap of 2007 in justice system

KIGALI - The year 2007 has been characterised by different high profile cases in the country. One of the most significant and largely publicised cases involved former banking mogul Alfred Kalisa, a co-founder of the Bank of Commerce, Development and Industry (BCDI). Kalisa’s trial started earlier...

Sunday, December 30, 2007, 12:00 AM

No one is indispensable at RPF, Kagame tells party delegates

KIGALI - President Paul Kagame has said that everyone is accountable at the Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF-Inkotanyi). He said this while opening the seventh delegates’ congress of RPF political party, which was held yesterday at Jali Club in Kigali. Kagame who is also the party chairman said that...

Saturday, December 29, 2007, 12:00 AM

Mayors promise ICT-for-all in ‘08

All Rwandans at the cell level could have access to ICT facilities by the end of next year if plans presented by district mayors yesterday are implemented.A cell is the second lowest administrative level.While presenting their development plans, most mayors promised President Paul Kagame that by...

Friday, December 28, 2007, 12:00 AM

Govt wants Genocide ‘big fish’ tried by Gacaca

The judiciary is lobbying stakeholders to have cases under category one of Genocide crimes transferred to Gacaca traditional courts.This was disclosed on Thursday during the annual national dialogue conference, which brought together various national leaders and Rwandans from the Diaspora.First...

Friday, December 28, 2007, 12:00 AM

Cut down dependence on govt, says Kagame

KIMIHURURA -President Paul Kagame has urged Rwandans not to expect everything from the government.The government has little to give, the President said yesterday while opening the fifth annual conference of National Dialogue at Parliamentary Buildings, Kimihurura.Kagame said that there are some...

Thursday, December 27, 2007, 12:00 AM

1600 soldiers demobilised

DUHA - The Rwanda Demobilisation and Reintegration Commission (RDRC) on Sunday demobilised up to 1645 Rwanda Defense Forces (RDF) soldiers. Military Spokesman Maj. Jill Rutaremara said that the discharge of those soldiers from the military was done in the spirit of attaining a more effective and...

Wednesday, December 26, 2007, 12:00 AM

Rwandans in Diaspora here for dialogue summit

KIGALI - The National Dialogue Summit starts today with 120 Rwandans from the Diaspora expected to attend. Local Government minister, Protais Musoni, confirmed yesterday: “They are all in the country and we expect them to be with us during the summit.” Musoni said that the two-day summit at...

Wednesday, December 26, 2007, 12:00 AM

Kagame receives new Chinese envoy

President Paul Kagame yesterday received the new Chinese ambassador to Rwanda, Sun Shuzhong.Shuzhong presented his credentials to the President during a function held at Village Urugwiro.The new envoy replaces Qu De’en, who wound up his term of service in Kigali two months ago.In his short...

Tuesday, December 25, 2007, 12:00 AM

Join the military, Kagame urges

GAKO -President Paul Kagame has called upon capable Rwandans to freely join the military and other security organs in service of the nation.The President made the call yesterday while presiding over the pass-out of 591 RDF cadet officers at the Rwanda Military Academy in Gako, Bugesera District,...

Friday, December 21, 2007, 12:00 AM

Uganda army confirms FDLR rebels’ arrest

KAMPALA - The Ugandan army has confirmed this week’s arrest of 20 Rwandans who were apprehended on their way to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to join Rwandan genocidal forces there. “We arrested them on suspicion of being on their way to FDLR (Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda...

Friday, December 21, 2007, 12:00 AM

State has 4 days to produce city tycoon in court

The Prosecution has up to four days to produce jailed tycoon Barry Ndengeyingoma a.k.a Ndengeye in court.The businessman’s file was handed over to the prosecution on Monday, meaning that the seven days within which a suspect is legally supposed to be produced before court have already reduced by...

Thursday, December 20, 2007, 12:00 AM

Wrangles rock LDGL after sacking of top rights official

The League for Human Rights in the Great Lakes Region (LDGL) is embroiled in administrative wrangles following the sacking and resignation of two senior officials from the rights umbrella. At the centre of the controversy include Dative Mukeshimana, a former LDGL Board vice-chair for Rwanda, who...

Tuesday, December 18, 2007, 12:00 AM

Rwanda could re-open Kinshasa embassy in ’08

Rwanda’s embassy may re-open its doors in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in September next year, Foreign Affairs Minister Dr Charles Murigande has said.“During a ministerial meeting that took place in Kampala a few days ago, we agreed that the embassy should open by September next year but...

Friday, December 14, 2007, 12:00 AM

Tour Nyamirambo’s nightlife

The stench hits you ten metres after Sky Hotel, coming from the poor sewage system of a nearby school; and this might turn you off in the first place.But as you proceed through Gitega and the infamous Biryogo, you will get the first welcome to Nyamirambo, or Nyamijos as is the common speak around...

Wednesday, December 12, 2007, 12:00 AM

Mauritian judges hired for commercial courts

KIGALI - A set of laws is set to be amended to accommodate foreign judges to work in the country when commercial courts open next year. Already seven Mauritian judges are expected in the country to preside over the soon-to-commence commercial courts, according to the Judiciary. The move was...

Monday, December 10, 2007, 12:00 AM

Govt welcomes Karera’s ICTR life sentence

KIGALI - The Government yesterday welcomed the verdict by Trial Chamber 1 of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) to sentence former Kigali Rural prefect, Francois Karera, to life imprisonment. “This gives an assurance to the people of Rwanda and to the entire world that genocide...

Friday, December 7, 2007, 12:00 AM

US backs call for sanctions on FDLR

KIGALI - The United States has pledged support to efforts by regional governments to secure UN Security Council sanctions against the ex-FAR/ Interahamwe militias who are now grouped under the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR). The US Ambassador to Rwanda, Michael Arietti, made...

Friday, December 7, 2007, 12:00 AM

Regional leaders urge UN to impose sanctions on FDLR

ADDIS ABABA - Heads of State from the Great Lakes countries have called on the UN Security Council to pass a specific resolution establishing sanctions against the Ex-Far/Interahamwe militia. The militia now calls itself the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), and is one of the...

Thursday, December 6, 2007, 12:00 AM