PL triumphs in court battle

The Liberal Party (PL) have won the much publicized lawsuit filed by expelled former senior party executives contesting what they called illegal sacking.“There is no content in the complaint filed by the plaintiffs because they were expelled according to procedure and should pay Frw5 million for...

Saturday, November 10, 2007, 12:00 AM

PL court verdict today

KIMIHURURA - The Liberal Party (PL) and five expelled members are all keenly awaiting today’s High Court verdict on a case in which the party leadership is accused of firing two former MPs and three others illegally.After three months of legal battles, the High Court is due to decide whether the...

Thursday, November 8, 2007, 12:00 AM

Orinfor web machine: works begin this week

KIGALI - Works to install the printing press of the Rwanda Office of Information (Orinfor) are expected to finally get underway later this week after months of standoff.Orinfor director Oscar Kimanuka confirmed the development in an interview yesterday.“We have already signed a contract with the...

Wednesday, November 7, 2007, 12:00 AM

129 policemen fired

KIGALI - The government has sacked a total of 129 policemen over various misconduct behaviors. Sixty-three of the fired policemen are accused of corruption.Two of them have been officers at the level of assistant inspectors of police. The Cabinet says the names of those sacked will be published in...

Tuesday, November 6, 2007, 12:00 AM

Own your problems, Kagame tells leaders

President Paul Kagame has said that time has come for Rwandans to devise ways of handling their own problems before intervention of development partners.The President was presiding over presentation of various innovations that have been realised by several sectors of the country at the event dubbed...

Saturday, November 3, 2007, 12:00 AM

150 land US varsity scholarships

A leading US Information and Communication Technology varsity has announced 150 scholarships for Rwandan ICT students.The programme will start with thirty students being enrolled to Carnegie Mellon University effective January, 2008.The university’s dean of engineering Pradeep Khosla(pictured above...

Thursday, November 1, 2007, 12:00 AM

‘Stop conferences, act now’

Several Heads of State attending the ‘Connect Africa’ Summit in Kigali have called for an end to unproductive conferences. They said it was time to quickly put into action what has already been discussed.“For over the past years, we have been attending unending summits…I was afraid that this will...

Monday, October 29, 2007, 12:00 AM

Ex-PL lawmakers drop court case

KIGALI - Former MPs Elie Ngirabakunzi and Isaie Murashi have let go of their bid to be reinstated as lawmakers. The former Liberal Party (PL) legislators in the Chamber of Deputies yesterday withdrew their injunction appeal from the Supreme Court after court turned down their application to have...

Friday, October 26, 2007, 12:00 AM

Rwanda, US to scale up trade

The governments of Rwanda and the United States have held high level discussions on various ways to increase trade and investment flows between the two countries. Commerce and Industry Minister, Protais Mitali led the Rwandan delegation to a meeting which took place in the US Capital, Washington DC...

Monday, October 22, 2007, 12:00 AM

Habyarimana crash probe team braces for new task

Investigations into the plane crash that claimed the life of former president Juvenal Habyarimana and others will kick off in less than a month, the Justice Minister has said.Tharcisse Karugarama said yesterday that the seven commissioners named on the independent commission will have to resign...

Monday, October 22, 2007, 12:00 AM

PL seeks Frw30m from sacked members

Lawyers for the Liberal Party (PL) have requested High Court to order expelled former party officials to pay Frw30m as damages for what they called  ‘a media campaign’ propagated by the latter against the party.The sacked officials who include two former MPs Elie Ngirabakunzi and Isaie Murashi...

Friday, October 19, 2007, 12:00 AM

Kagame, DFID director discuss regional security

FOREIGN -The regional director for the UK Department for International Development, (DFID), Dave Fish, yesterday held talks with President Paul Kagame on the security status in the region as part of efforts to enhance development in the region.Fish who is DFID director for East and Central Africa...

Wednesday, October 17, 2007, 12:00 AM

Court adjourns PL case to October 25

JUDICIARY - The Supreme Court has adjourned the hearing for the appeal of the expelled former Members of Parliament from the Liberal Party (PL) after the defendants asked for more time to prepare their defense. “They asked for time and the trial was put off until October 25 so that the can prepare...

Tuesday, October 16, 2007, 12:00 AM

Musoni presents the 2008 budget

KIGALI - As the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, James Musoni, presented the 2008 budget proposals to Parliament yesterday, MPs questioned the productivity of the methane gas project arguing that much was being spent on generators which constitute a short term solution. “We have been...

Monday, October 15, 2007, 12:00 AM

Karugarama is Attorney general

KIGALI - In a bid of conforming to the East African Community, the government has appointed justice minister as the Attorney General, a portfolio that has not been in existence. Tharcisse Karugarama said that a law confirming him as Attorney General to the Government was passed in August. Last week...

Sunday, October 14, 2007, 12:00 AM

Habyarimana crash probe team named

PROBE - An independent commission of inquiry has been set up to investigate circumstances under which a plane carrying former president Juvenal Habyarimana crashed, killing him and others on board. The government had recommended the establishment of the probe team about six months ago. And on...

Thursday, October 11, 2007, 12:00 AM

Rwanda not perturbed by ICTR suspects’ strike

The Government is not bothered by the on-going hunger strike by Genocide suspects at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, (ICTR). Currently, at least 40 of the 55 detainees at the Arusha-based UN court’s detention facility are on a hunger strike, in protest of the impending transfer of...

Thursday, October 11, 2007, 12:00 AM

Regional body courts Kagame

ICGLR chief says most members yet to ratify peace pact GREAT LAKES REGION - The First Executive Secretary of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), Ambassador Liberata Mulamula, has requested for President Paul Kagame’s full backing in convincing member states to ratify a...

Wednesday, October 10, 2007, 12:00 AM

New RDF battalion for Darfur this month

REGIONAL - A fourth Rwanda Defence Forces (RDF) battalion will be airlifted to the Sudanese war-ravaged region of Darfur this month, Military Spokesman Maj. Jill Rutaremara has said. The 800-strong battalion is an addition to three others that are already deployed in Darfur and it is set to operate...

Tuesday, October 9, 2007, 12:00 AM

PL case goes to Supreme Court

PARLIAMENT - Expelled MPs Elie Ngirabakunzi and Isaie Murashi have petitioned the Supreme Court following Friday’s High Court ruling which did not grant request to stay a decision to replace them in the Chamber of Deputies. The appeal was filed at the Supreme Court yesterday and is registered as...

Monday, October 8, 2007, 12:00 AM