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

ICTR’s Open Days too little too late

THE INTERNATIONAL Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) last week held an ‘Open Day’, which sought to help Rwandans keep abreast of the work of the UN-backed tribunal set up to try key masterminds of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.  On the surface, this was a thoughtful action...

Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 12:00 AM

How Rwanda ICTR qualms have come true

Rwanda might have, in 1994, requested for the setting up of an international court to prosecute key masterminds of the Genocide against the Tutsi, but what is probably unknown to many is that government never consented to the resolution that would establish the court. On November 8, 1994, as the...

Friday, April 11, 2014, 12:00 AM

ICTR: Rwanda was justified to shun Resolution 955, after all...

Rwanda may have, in 1994, requested for the setting up of an international court to prosecute key masterminds of the Genocide against the Tutsi, but what is probably unknown to many is that government never consented to the resolution that would establish the court. On November 8, 1994 as the UN...

Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 12:00 AM

Genocide: To extradite or not to extradite suspects?

Towards the end of 2006, the then Minister for Foreign Affairs held a meeting with all foreign envoys accredited to Kigali, a meeting at which she unveiled a list of 93 fugitives wanted for their role in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. This event marked the beginning of a vigorous manhunt for...

Monday, April 7, 2014, 12:00 AM

Reinstate govt envoy to ICTR, says Senate

Senators have said Rwanda’s lack of representation at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) could have hurt the country’s interests in light of several disputed decisions that have been made by the court in recent years. The ICTR winds up at the end of the year, but...

Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 12:00 AM

Rwanda a reliable partner – Sudanese envoy

The ongoing battle between upstream and downstream countries over the usage of the Nile resources is uncalled for because the river has resources that can satisfy all states, according to the Sudanese ambassador to Rwanda, Salah A.S Elgunied. In an exclusive interview with The New Times...

Monday, March 3, 2014, 12:00 AM

With an ally on the bench, Kabuga and co. don’t need to hide after all

POLISH-BORN American judge Theodor Meron on Tuesday read out the ICTR’s appeals bench ruling in the Military 2 trial, delivering what was largely expected of him; setting free two former top officers in the security organs that presided over the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.  They...

Thursday, February 13, 2014, 12:00 AM

The law did not favour the growth of bailiffs profession, says official

The execution of court rulings to ensure litigants get what is awarded to them by the courts has remained an uphill task as most losers in litigations do not want to surrender their property to settle the case. In an interview with The New Times’ Felly Kimenyi, the chairperson of the national...

Monday, February 10, 2014, 12:00 AM

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