Probe team releases fuel report today

The saga that has been surrounding public fuel management since mid last year could finally come to an end today. A parliamentary probe team will make public a comprehensive report from a one-and-a-half month inquiry that was sparked off by damning revelations contained in the 2006 Auditor General’...

Monday, June 16, 2008, 12:00 AM

ICTR quiet on Mpiranya

KIGALI - Days after a British newspaper reported that one of the most wanted Genocide suspects, Protais Mpiranya, is hiding in Zimbabwe, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) has remained tight-lipped on the possible whereabouts of the former top military officer. The UK-based...

Thursday, June 12, 2008, 12:00 AM

Rwanda dismayed by ICTR decision

Karugarama says UN court rubbishing own accomplishments   The Government of Rwanda has expressed shock and disappointment at another decision by an ICTR trial chamber to block the transfer of a Genocide case to Kigali, the second such verdict in just a week. The Tanzania-based UN court’s...

Monday, June 9, 2008, 12:00 AM

Genocide suspects should be extradited – UK court

Judge declares Rusesabagina an imposter A British court has backed a request by the Government of Rwanda for the extradition of four men accused of committing Genocide in Rwanda. In a verdict read out yesterday by the Designated District Judge of the City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court Anthony...

Saturday, June 7, 2008, 12:00 AM

Senator Safari’s party ponders election bid

The youngest political party in the country’s political domain, the Party for Solidarity and Progress (PSP), is working around the clock to survive the anticipated political battle during the September parliamentary elections. The party, led by Senator Stanley Safari, will be going into national...

Thursday, June 5, 2008, 12:00 AM

Political mathematics at peak ahead of polls

There may not yet be much of a political hullabaloo in the run-up to the September parliamentary elections, but propagandists are already consumed into unpronounced political temperatures in quiet search for an edge for their respective political organisations. While individual politicians are...

Sunday, June 1, 2008, 12:00 AM

Donors to release election funds today

KICUKIRO - A group of development partners will today honour their financial commitment towards the September parliamentary elections, a top national election official has said. Charles Munyaneza, the Acting Executive Secretary of the National Electoral Commission (NEC), said yesterday that the...

Thursday, May 29, 2008, 12:00 AM

We treat them humanely – Commission Boss

KIGALI - Last week’s return to Rwanda of a critically ailing senior officer of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) rebels is a testimony that the insurgents  know the compassion and hospitality with which the Government of Rwanda receives such returning combatants, a...

Tuesday, May 27, 2008, 12:00 AM

Rwandans in SA advised to be on high alert

The Rwandan Embassy in South Africa has warned Rwandans living in South Africa against visiting trouble areas amid escalating xenophobic violence which has so far claimed the lives of over 40 foreigners and displaced 10,000 others. ‘Due to the ongoing xenophobic criminal acts against foreigners...

Thursday, May 22, 2008, 12:00 AM

NEC launches awareness campaign

With barely four months to the second multiparty parliamentary elections since the 1994 Genocide, the National Electoral Commission (NEC) has launched a massive campaign to increase public awareness on their role during elections. The commission has already posted messages on electronic billboards...

Wednesday, May 21, 2008, 12:00 AM

Rwanda calls for faster pace in disarming FDLR

Amid renewed human rights violations by FDLR rebels against Congolese civilians, Rwanda has said Kinshasa was slow in implementing its obligations under the November 9, 2007 Nairobi Communiqué signed between both countries. Representatives of Rwanda, DR Congo and other parties to the process, last...

Sunday, May 4, 2008, 12:00 AM

Kagame goes to Germany as nations seek to bolster ties

President Paul Kagame yesterday began a four-day official visit to the Federal Republic of Germany, a nation with a longstanding bilateral cooperation with Rwanda. The Head of State is on a reciprocal visit after his German counterpart, Horst Koehler, visited Rwanda in February this year. Officials...

Wednesday, April 23, 2008, 12:00 AM

Grenade attack at Genocide memorial kills policeman

KIGALI - A police constable was killed on Thursday evening when an unknown person threw a grenade where he stood guard at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre main entrance. Ignace Munyantamati died instantly at the city memorial site while his colleague, Jacques Ntimugura, was rushed to King Faisal...

Saturday, April 12, 2008, 12:00 AM

Police boss appeals for calm after attack

KIGALI - Following two separate incidents in which two people were killed and five others injured and rushed to hospital, the Rwanda National Police have asked the general public to remain calm, saying nothing out of the ordinary was at play. Police Commissioner General Andrew Rwigamba told an...

Friday, April 11, 2008, 12:00 AM

Kagame awarded Peace and Innovation Award

DUBAI  - President Paul Kagame was last evening awarded the Peace and Innovation Award at the ongoing 2008 World Summit on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (WSIE) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The President was awarded for leading Rwanda to “successful reconciliation through institutionalized...

Thursday, April 3, 2008, 12:00 AM

Spanish judge’s indictments nothing but arrogance – Kagame

KIGALI - President Paul Kagame has described the recent indictments issued by a Spanish judge against Rwandan military officers, as arrogance and a clear effort to target the Rwandese Patriotic Front (RPF). "If you look at what is in that dossier, they are actually not indicting the individuals...

Wednesday, April 2, 2008, 12:00 AM

President speaks out on RPF businesses

President Paul Kagame, who is also the Chairman of Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF), has strongly defended his political organization’s involvement in business activities. In his first public comments on why the ruling party runs a string of businesses, the party chief did not mince words in stating...

Wednesday, April 2, 2008, 12:00 AM

Tito Migabo sentenced to seven and a half years

The High Court last month sentenced the former Director General of Rwanda Bureau of Standards (RBS), Dr. Tito Migabo, to seven and half years in prison on corruption charges, overturning an earlier verdict by a lower court which had set him free. He is now in Canada. Migabo, who was arrested last...

Wednesday, April 2, 2008, 12:00 AM

Kabaija goes to Eastern Province as Cabinet announces massive changes

The Cabinet last Friday made sweeping changes in the civil service, and set September 15, 2008 as the date for the country’s second parliamentary elections since the 1994 Genocide. In a surprise move, the Cabinet announced former minister and presidential advisor, Dr Ephraim Kabaija, as the new...

Monday, March 31, 2008, 12:00 AM

Bush aide arrives tomorrow

A senior advisor to US President George W. Bush’s is due to arrive in the country tomorrow a month after his boss visited Rwanda during a five-nation African tour. According to a statement from the US Embassy in Kigali, Jay Hein, who is the director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and...

Friday, March 28, 2008, 12:00 AM

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