Belgian court to rule on RDF Generals’ case in Feb

The Belgian Court of Higher Instance, Monday set February 10, as the date on which it will pronounce itself on the applications by lawyers representing France in the case filed by Rwandan senior military officers. Lawyers representing the French Government and judge Jean Louis Bruguière on Monday...

Wednesday, January 14, 2009, 12:00 AM

Double grenade attacks in city

• Six injured KIGALI - Unknown assailants last night made two simultaneous grenade attacks in the city, injuring six people. Four men and two women sustained minor injuries. There were no deaths reported at the time of going to press. According to eyewitnesses, the first attack took place at the...

Monday, December 29, 2008, 12:00 AM

Kabuye arrives today

KIGALI - Subsequent to the territorial extension of her bail by a French court, the Director of State Protocol Rose Kabuye is expected in the country later this afternoon, government has confirmed. In a statement released yesterday by the Ministry of Information, the government said that the court...

Wednesday, December 24, 2008, 12:00 AM

Kabuye coming home for Xmas

One and a half months after her arrest, the Director of State Protocol, Rose Kabuye, yesterday had her bail conditions modified so that she can come back to Rwanda and report to court whenever she is needed. The development was confirmed by Justice Minister Tharcisse Karugarama yesterday evening...

Tuesday, December 23, 2008, 12:00 AM

Kagame seeks to end dependency on aid

• Expresses optimism on DRC talks VILLAGE URUGWIRO - President Paul Kagame yesterday said that time has come for Rwandans to think differently on the aid they get from developed countries, urging them to work hard to come out of the reliance on foreign aid. He was reacting on the recent decision by...

Thursday, December 18, 2008, 12:00 AM

Kagame speaks out on Zimbabwe

•Says Africans need to get politics right•Blames international community on DR Congo  President Paul Kagame yesterday said that African countries have to get their politics right saying that there is need for competitiveness and relevance of the different policies they make. He was speaking...

Monday, December 15, 2008, 12:00 AM

Govt disappointed with transfer of Genocide convicts to Mali

The government has expressed disappointment over the recent decision by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) to transfer two convicts of the tribunal to Mali from where they will complete their sentences. The convicts who were transferred to a Malian prison earlier last week are...

Monday, December 8, 2008, 12:00 AM

African parliamentarians call for Kabuye’s ‘unconditional release’

The African Parliamentary Union (APU) is the latest body to condemn last month’s arrest in Germany of State Protocol Director Rose Kabuye. During a just concluded APU meeting that took place in the Ugandan capital Kampala, continental lawmakers called for Kabuye’s unconditional release and...

Tuesday, December 2, 2008, 12:00 AM

Premier calls for inclusion of LDCs in financial crisis fight

NYARUGENGE - Prime Minister Bernard Makuza has called upon developed countries to bring  on board developing countries in their sustained fight against economic recession. The Premier was opening the eighth edition of the meeting between the government of Rwanda and her development partners (...

Friday, November 28, 2008, 12:00 AM

Former TNT boss arrested in the United States

Following weeks on the run, the former Managing Director of The New Times Publications S.a.r.l, was arrested on Tuesday as he attempted to enter the United States of America. According to police, John Bosco Sanyu was held in response to an Interpol Red Notice issued by the Rwanda National Police...

Friday, November 28, 2008, 12:00 AM

Development Partners’ Meeting starts today

Public Private Partnerships top on agenda KIGALI - The 8th Development Partners’ Meeting (DPM) expected to start today will focus on how the private sector can be empowered to help Rwanda achieve her long term development agenda. The DPM is an annual event that brings together government officials...

Thursday, November 27, 2008, 12:00 AM

Speaker wants parliament involved in GBV fight

The Speaker of Parliament, Rose Mukantabana, has called upon stakeholders involved in fighting Gender Based Violence (GBV) to work closely with lawmakers to ensure the rooting out of the vice. She was speaking at Prime Holdings, Kimihurura where she officially launched the ‘16 Days of Activism...

Wednesday, November 26, 2008, 12:00 AM

Rwanda, DRC draw up FDLR disarmament plan

Military chiefs from Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) have drawn up a disarmament plan for rebels of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR). According to security sources, the plan was designed during a meeting held in Gisenyi  that brought together the...

Wednesday, November 26, 2008, 12:00 AM

DRC killed 500 ‘political opponents’- Rights body

State security forces deliberately killed or summarily executed more than 500 people in Kinshasa and Bas Congo and arbitrarily arrested and detained about a thousand more, many of whom were tortured or ill-treated, a damning report compiled by watchdog Human Rights Watch has revealed. The report...

Wednesday, November 26, 2008, 12:00 AM

NPPA opens file on ex-BCDI chiefs

Following the closure of the trial of the former Chief Executive Officer of the Bank of Commerce, Development and Industry (BCDI), the National Public Prosecution Authority (NPPA) has opened investigations on other individuals involved with the bank. High Court last week sentenced Alfred Kalisa to...

Tuesday, November 25, 2008, 12:00 AM

Worldwide Pro-Kabuye protests rage on despite conditional release

STOCKHOLM - Despite the recent decision by a French court granting bail to State Protocol Chief, Rose Kabuye, demonstrations against her arrest continue both in the country and in the diaspora. The Rwandese Association in Norway Thursday staged their protests both at the German and French embassies...

Saturday, November 22, 2008, 12:00 AM

Kenya waives work permits for Rwandans

VILLAGE URUGWIRO - Rwandan professionals wishing to work in Kenya will no longer require work permits. This was announced by Kenya’s President, Mwai Kibaki. Kibaki, who yesterday ended his three-day official visit to Rwanda, said that all other stumbling blocs to the process should be identified...

Friday, November 21, 2008, 12:00 AM

Rwandans in Sweden protest Kabuye’s arrest

The Rwandan community in Sweden yesterday added their voice in condemning the arrest in Germany of State Protocol Director, Rose Kabuye. During the demonstrations that were staged at both the German and Frech embassies, the protesters called for Kabuye’s immediate unconditional release, saying that...

Wednesday, November 19, 2008, 12:00 AM

International Justice has become a myth – Kagame

VILLAGE URUGWIRO - President Paul Kagame has described international justice as a myth where some countries use it to serve their interests at the expense of others. He said this yesterday while reacting to the recent arrest in Germany of the Director of State Protocol, Rose Kabuye, over what he...

Tuesday, November 18, 2008, 12:00 AM

DRC conflict: President optimistic on Obasanjo

VILLAGE URUGWIRO - President Paul Kagame has expressed optimism on the newly appointed UN special envoy on the conflict in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) saying that he has a notion of the conflict that has displaced hundreds of thousands over the past two months. Former Nigerian...

Tuesday, November 18, 2008, 12:00 AM

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