Kagame scoops top Tech award

NEW YORK - President Paul Kagame was on Thursday announced winner of a prestigious award by the World Technology Network (WTN), according to a release from the Office of the President. WTN is a global think tank aimed at bringing important emerging technologies of all types into reality. The Head...

Saturday, July 18, 2009, 12:00 AM

Revoke report, officials demand Ombudsman

Judiciary wants floor to explain case KIGALI - More pressure is mounting on the Office of the Ombudsman with a call from some senior judicial officials to withdraw or validate facts contained in his 2008 annual report where the judiciary was ranked as second most corrupt institution. The contested...

Tuesday, July 14, 2009, 12:00 AM

Swedish gov’t okays extradition of Rwandan Genocide fugitive

In a major breakthrough that could see more of Rwanda’s Genocide fugitives returned home to stand trial, Sweden has become the first country to endorse the extradition of a Genocide suspect.  Exactly 45 days after the Swedish Supreme Court ruled in favour of the extradition to Rwanda of Sylvere...

Friday, July 10, 2009, 12:00 AM

Consult Africa, Kagame tells G8

LONDON - President Paul Kagame has urged developed countries to consult African countries and the developing world, before making economic decisions that affect them. He made the call yesterday during a meeting that brought together in London African government officials and business leaders ahead...

Tuesday, July 7, 2009, 12:00 AM

DRC names new envoy to Kigali

The Democratic Republic of Congo  has appointed a new Ambassador to  to Rwanda. This comes barely two months after Kigali named former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Amandin Rugira as its envoy to Kinshasa. According to reports from Kinshasa, the DRC government...

Monday, July 6, 2009, 12:00 AM

Rwanda raps ICTR on transfers

Threatens to close tribunal’s documentation centres Following the recent decision by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) to transfer nine convicts to Benin, government has reacted strongly, threatening to close some of the tribunal’s projects in the country. The Tanzania-based UN...

Saturday, July 4, 2009, 12:00 AM

Swedish court orders extradition of fugitive

Swedish govt to make final decision on fate of Genocide suspect STOCKHOLM - The Swedish High Court yesterday passed a verdict in favor of the prosecution and ordered the extradition of a Genocide suspect to Rwanda to stand trial. Sylvere Ahorugeze, a fugitive suspected of taking part in the 1994...

Wednesday, May 27, 2009, 12:00 AM

Tajudeen dies in car crash

NAIROBI - Renowned pan-african activist Dr Tajudeen Abdul-Raheem died yesterday morning in a car crash as he headed for the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi for a Kigali bound flight. A Nigerian national, Tajudeen’s death coincided with the Africa Day. Tajudeen, who has been the...

Tuesday, May 26, 2009, 12:00 AM

Canadian court passes guilty verdict in 1st Genocide trial

Rwanda wants case to set a precedence QUEBEC - Following two years of legal battles, Quebec Superior Court Justice, Andre Denis, yesterday found Genocide suspect Desire Munyaneza guilty of all the seven counts he was accused of. Munyaneza, 42, who was arrested in Canada in 2005 was found guilty of...

Friday, May 22, 2009, 12:00 AM

Canadian court to pass first Genocide verdict this week

Following the announcement by Canadian judiciary that the verdict of genocide suspect Desire Munyaneza is due on Friday, different bodies have expressed optimism that he will be found guilty. Munyaneza, the first person to be tried under the Canadian War Crimes Tribunal, is accused of orchestrating...

Monday, May 18, 2009, 12:00 AM

Genocide fugitive discovered working as a priest in Italy

Barely a month after unearthing an alleged mastermind of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi,  human rights watchdog, Africa Rights, last night released yet another report on a Catholic priest accused of organising the death of students in the Southern Province. According to the nine-page...

Wednesday, May 6, 2009, 12:00 AM

Genocide fugitive arrested in the US

KANSAS - A Burundian national suspected to have participated in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi has been arrested in the United States. Lazare Kobagaya, 82, is a naturalised US citizen who was arrested in the State of Kansas after it was found that he had misinformed the authorities there when...

Saturday, April 25, 2009, 12:00 AM

African Rights unearths Genocide fugitive in Malawi

LILONGWE - African Rights, a human rights watchdog has released a new report that says the key architect in the massacres in Nyanza town during the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi, is freely running a business in Malawi. The release of the report coincides with the date the massacres began in the town...

Wednesday, April 22, 2009, 12:00 AM

House to take another look at the Media Bill

KIGALI - Despite having passed the Media bill close to a month ago, parliament has made an unexpected move in requesting for the recent recommendations made by media practitioners on the controversial legislation. According to Parliamentary Director of Communication, Augustin Habimana, the MPs...

Saturday, March 28, 2009, 12:00 AM

US varsity suspends genocide fugitive over investigations

A man wanted by Rwandan authorities for allegedly playing a part in the  1994 Genocide of Tutsis has been suspended from his teaching position in the United States. US media broke the story that Léopold Munyakazi was relieved of his teaching duties at Goucher College in Baltimore “to pave way...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009, 12:00 AM

First EAC retreat slated for Rwanda next month

KIGALI - As part of her plan of action for the period of Rwanda’s chairmanship of the East African Community (EAC), the first ever retreat for all institutions under the community will take place early next month.  Rwanda assumed the rotational chairmanship of the regional bloc last year,...

Friday, January 30, 2009, 12:00 AM

Rose Kabuye makes first appearance before Paris judges

The Director of State Protocol, Rose Kabuye, yesterday appeared before a panel of French judges, to provide elements of her defence against accusations levelled against her by French magistrate Jean Louis Bruguière. The development was confirmed yesterday evening by Information Minister and...

Thursday, January 29, 2009, 12:00 AM

Kabuye in court today

PARIS - The Director of State Protocol, Rose Kabuye, is expected to appear before a panel of French judges today for the mention of her case. This comes two months after her arrest in Germany and the subsequent bail granted by a French court. The date of her appearance had been earlier confirmed by...

Wednesday, January 28, 2009, 12:00 AM

EU observers to release final report on September elections

The group of observers from the European Union who observed the parliamentary elections that took place in September last year is due to release their final report and recommendations today. This is subsequent to a preliminary report on the election that was released a day after the general...

Monday, January 26, 2009, 12:00 AM

Over 90 arrested in Mutuelle funds scam

KIGALI - Prosecution has confirmed arresting 92 people in connection with defrauding funds meant for Mutuelle de Sante, a country-wide communal health insurance scheme in which, at least Rwf230m was embezzled. This was revealed by Prosecutor General Martin Ngoga who said that a country-wide probe...

Wednesday, January 21, 2009, 12:00 AM

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