PHOTOS & VIDEO: Kagame, Al-Bashir hold bilateral talks

President Paul Kagame yesterday arrived in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum for a two-day state visit, which Foreign Affairs minister Louise Mushikiwabo said signifies “the stepping up of the bilateral relations” between the two countries. On the first day of his visit, President Kagame held a...

Thursday, December 21, 2017, 12:00 AM

Kagame delivers State of Nation address, opens Umushyikirano - VIDEO

President Paul Kagame this morning delivered the State of the Nation Address, stating that the country has grown stronger over the last one year. He also used the occasion to open this year’s National Dialogue Council (Umushyikirano), which has attracted over 2000 participants from across Rwanda...

Monday, December 18, 2017, 12:00 AM

New report links France to Genocide in Rwanda

Fresh details have emerged in a new report pointing to the involvement of France in the planning and execution of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The report, released early Wednesday by the Government of Rwanda, is the result of an inquiry by Washington, DC, law firm Cunningham Levy Muse LLP...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 12:00 AM

Parliamentary bureau on the spot over plans for costly tour

Lawmakers on Monday failed to endorse a motion from the Chamber of Deputies’ Bureau suggesting that all members go on a month-long field tour as part of their oversight function. The motion was moved on floor of Parliament by the Deputy Speaker in charge of Finance and Administration, Abbas...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 12:00 AM

Kagame won by 99% but will still share power: A peep into Rwanda's all-inclusive governance model

Today is Inauguration Day in Rwanda. Paul Kagame will be sworn in for the fourth time as president after an election that only cemented his undisputed popularity among the people of Rwanda. That Kagame would easily sweep to victory, no matter who his opponents in the poll were, was a foregone...

Friday, August 18, 2017, 12:00 AM

Kagame headed for landslide victory

Incumbent President Paul Kagame is on course to winning a landslide victory in Friday’s Rwanda presidential poll, with 40 per cent of results announced so far.  The RPF-Inkotanyi candidate has swept all the country’s 30 districts, with provisional figures suggesting he’ll...

Saturday, August 5, 2017, 12:00 AM

Mpayimana concedes defeat, congratulates Kagame

Independent presidential candidate Philippe Mpayimana has congratulated incumbent President Paul Kagame on his victory in Friday’s presidential poll. “Dear supporters, dear Rwandans, it is now clear that the winner of this election is RPF and his Excellency Paul Kagame,” he said...

Saturday, August 5, 2017, 12:00 AM

Kagame wins Rwanda poll by a landslide

Incumbent President Paul Kagame has won another seven-year mandate after attaining an unassailable lead in Friday’s presidential poll. In partial results released by the National Electoral Commission Friday night, constituting 80 per cent of the total votes, Kagame garnered 98.66 per cent of...

Saturday, August 5, 2017, 12:00 AM

Campaigns close as Diaspora polls open

Presidential campaigns officially end Thursday morning, 24 hours to the opening of polls across Rwanda. The three candidates vying for the country’s top seat wrapped up their respective campaigns in the capital Kigali yesterday, with incumbent President Paul Kagame, of the Rwanda Patriotic...

Thursday, August 3, 2017, 12:00 AM

Idle assets cost taxpayers over Rwf15 billion, says AG report

Public entities are increasingly spending billions of taxpayers’ money on idle assets, according to the new Auditor-General’s report. This is one of the highlights of the 2015/16 AG report, which was presented by the Auditor-General Obadiah Biraro to a joint session of both chambers of Parliament...

Thursday, May 4, 2017, 12:00 AM

New minerals found as govt steps up exploration

Rwanda has far more natural resources than previously thought, an official familiar with the country’s mineral exploration programme has said. The revelation comes days after the Government established a fully-fledged statutory body to oversee and coordinate all the exploration and mining-related...

Monday, February 13, 2017, 12:00 AM

Kagame reshuffles cabinet, names three new governors

President Paul Kagame yesterday reshuffled the cabinet, naming five new faces in the 30-member lineup, dropping three ministers and state ministers, while he also redeployed another. The changes also saw the Ministry for Internal Affairs scrapped as well as the Portfolio of the State Minister for...

Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 12:00 AM

Give Mourinho, Pogba a break

And so Manchester remains blue. It’s been the same story since the last days of Sir Alex Ferguson. The three years of disastrous reigns of Fergie’s heir David Moyes and Dutchman Louis van Gaal were a welcome gift to the blue half of Manchester, allowing City’s well-oiled machine...

Saturday, September 17, 2016, 12:00 AM

Constitutional referendum to be held next week

President Paul Kagame has called a referendum on the revised Constitution. According to resolutions from yesterday’s Cabinet meeting, the Cabinet subsequently set December 17 as the date on which Rwandans in the Diaspora will vote on the revised Constitution, while those inside the country...

Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 12:00 AM

Jendayi Frazer slams Gen Karenzi Karake's arrest

Former U.S. assistant secretary of state for African affairs Jendayi Frazer has strongly criticized western countries for repeatedly abusing the principle of Universal Jurisdiction, citing last month’s arrest in the United Kingdom of Lt Gen Emmanuel Karenzi Karake as one of the latest examples of...

Monday, July 27, 2015, 12:00 AM

Top UK parliamentarian condemns Karake's arrest

Andrew Mitchell, a British parliamentarian and former cabinet minister, has described as an “abuse” of justice Saturday’s arrest in London of Rwanda’s head of National Intelligence and Security Services on a Spanish indictment. “It’s a misuse of the European...

Tuesday, June 23, 2015, 12:00 AM

Ex-Burundi presidents, activists appeal for help

Two former presidents of Burundi, opposition members, civil society and women activists have appealed to regional leaders and the international community to urgently help bring an end to the current violence in their country. In a document entitled ‘Urgent Call: Burundi on the Edge of a...

Thursday, May 21, 2015, 12:00 AM

Luanda summit on FDLR 'a waste of time, money'

Foreign Affairs and Cooperation minister Louise Mushikiwabo has said she was surprised to learn through the media that the upcoming regional summit on the FDLR in the Angolan capital Luanda was to discuss the way forward regarding the militia’s refusal to disarm during a grace period of six...

Friday, January 9, 2015, 12:00 AM

Security Council calls on Kabila to authorise anti-FDLR operations

The UN Security Council has called on DRC President Joseph Kabila to “approve swiftly and implement fully” joint operations by Congolese troops and UN peacekeepers in the country against the FDLR militia. In a statement, released last evening by the President of the Council for the...

Friday, January 9, 2015, 12:00 AM

DR Congo still arming FDLR, says UN report

There is new body of evidence of continued collaboration between the Congolese army, FARDC, and FDLR, the militia blamed for the slaughter of more than a million people during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, including giving ammunition to the combatants, according to a leaked UN report. The...

Thursday, January 8, 2015, 12:00 AM