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

Kagame: Security, self-determination will not be compromised past 2017

Whoever the people will democratically choose as their leader come 2017 must be prepared to guarantee three things that are most important to Rwandans: security, socio-economic progress, and freedoms and self-determination. These priorities were outlined by President Paul Kagame during a news...

Friday, April 3, 2015, 12:00 AM

British IT guru: Why I’m hooked to Rwanda

John Dick is the chairperson and founder of multi-billion dollar satellite company, O3B, which focuses on providing high-speed Internet connection. He has also been involved in real estate development, among other ventures, both in Europe, United States and beyond. Dick is Rwanda’s honorary consul...

Monday, March 16, 2015, 12:00 AM

Justice sector best reformer in Governance Scorecard

The Rwanda Governance Scorecard (RGS 2014), that will be released today, has seen the indicator on rule of law and justice sector leapfrog others to emerge second best out of eight, due to increased access to justice. This is the third edition of the scorecard, which is produced by Rwanda...

Friday, March 13, 2015, 12:00 AM

Genocide deniers must be challenged from their forums, Nkulikiyinka says

Last weekend, a delegation of 34 diplomats representing Rwanda’s interests in their respective countries as Honorary Consuls were on a tour of the country. They visited projects in Rulindo, Musanze and Rubavu districts. Rwanda’s ambassador to Germany, Christine Nkulikiyinka, accompanied...

Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 12:00 AM

VIDEO: World caught between two extremes - Kagame

President Paul Kagame yesterday called for respect and tolerance for human diversity in light of continued terrorist attacks around the world. The President was addressing his first news conference of the New Year at Village Urugwiro, Kigali. President Kagame's Press Conference (January 15,...

Friday, January 16, 2015, 12:00 AM

Rwanda ranks highly in new electoral index

A new report by a global electoral watchdog has concluded that Rwanda’s parliamentary elections held last year were the best organised in Africa going by the index on the polls held in 2013. Rwanda was among the 73 countries studied by the Electoral Integrity Project (EIP) through which a...

Friday, November 21, 2014, 12:00 AM

ICTR would have served Rwandans better - Muhumuza

This month, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda celebrated 20 years after its creation by the UN Security Council. Over the years, there have been mixed feelings among Rwandans in different circles over the work of the tribunal, that has so far consumed a staggering $2 billion on the...

Monday, November 17, 2014, 12:00 AM

Will Rwanda Genocide fugitives ever be found?

Following the transfer of eight files of people indicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) to Rwanda, questions have lingered, especially on as many of the indicted people remain at large. As part of the UN tribunal’s completion strategy, its Chief Prosecutors, at...

Sunday, November 9, 2014, 12:00 AM

20 years later, has the ICTR delivered?

FOR THE past one week, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) has hosted events to mark its 20th anniversary under the theme, “20 Years of Challenging Impunity”. The main event is expected to take place today, November 8, exactly two decades since the UN Security...

Saturday, November 8, 2014, 12:00 AM

Why correctional authorities should alert the public in case of jail escape

In April, this year, a friend, who is a senior journalist in one of the biggest media houses in the United Kingdom, was in the country as Rwandans prepared to commemorate 20 years after the Genocide against the Tutsi. He was, however, not just on an ordinary assignment like the hundreds of foreign...

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 12:00 AM

Is momentum gathering against FDLR militia?

Opinions on the activities of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) militia suggest that military approach seems to be gaining the upper hand. At various forums in the US, last week, different speakers underscored the urgency of dislodging the Congo-based group. According to...

Monday, August 11, 2014, 12:00 AM

Ex-FDLR commanders on repatriation; assess outfit’s strength

There is a very big difference between the Rwanda Defence Forces and the armed forces of the previous government, commonly known as the Ex-Far, according to senior officers who have served in both armies. The former, besides playing a role in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, was a feared army...

Friday, July 4, 2014, 12:00 AM

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