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New Rwanda Bean Coffee Company Opens in U.S.

New Rwanda Bean Coffee Company Opens in U.S.

A new Rwandan owned coffee shop and roaster has officially opened its doors in South Portland, a city in Cumberland County, Maine, United States. The shop was founded by Mike Mwenedata; a 32-year old Rwandan who lives in the US. According to the Rwandan Embassy in the USA, the new business – Rwanda Bean Coffee […]

Zimbabwe president Mnangagwa backs out of campaign rally

Zimbabwe president Mnangagwa backs out of campaign rally

Zimbabwe’s president on Wednesday backed out of his first campaign rally since a deadly attack on Saturday that has been called an assassination attempt. An official announced to a packed stadium in Hwange that President Emmerson Mnangagwa was no longer attending, without giving details. The stadium was under tight security, with soldiers and police searching […]

Liberia Lawmakers Alarm Over High U.S.$ Rate

Liberia Lawmakers Alarm Over High U.S.$ Rate

Members of the House of Representatives has alarmed over the constant deprecation of the Liberian dollar, leading to the unprecedented hike of various commodities in the country. Currently, the Liberian dollar is trading as low as L$150 to one United States dollar, something the lawmakers say must be urgently addressed. In a communication to Plenary […]

Assassination attempt on President Mnangagwa, explosion rocks rally at white city stadium

Assassination attempt on President Mnangagwa, explosion rocks rally at white city stadium

An explosion rocked a stadium in Zimbabwe where President Emmerson Mnangagwa was addressing a political rally on Saturday, his spokesman said, adding the head of state was unhurt and taken to safety. “There has been an incident at Bulawayo (White City Stadium) where the president was addressing a rally. This is now a police issue […]

Tendai Mtawarira Becomes First Springboks Black Player to Earn 100 Caps

Tendai Mtawarira Becomes First Springboks Black Player to Earn 100 Caps

The recent appointment of Siyamthanda Kolisi as the first black captain of the Springboks after 127 years, 478 tests and 60 white captains in South African rugby heralded a new chapter. Last week, Springboks prop Tendai Mtawarira became the first black South African to earn 100 caps. Is South African rugby becoming more diverse and […]

Rwanda’s Economy Grows By 10.6% in First Quarter

Rwanda’s Economy Grows By 10.6% in First Quarter

Rwanda’s economy grew 10.6 per cent in the first quarter of 2018, figures released by the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning yesterday indicated. The positive performance indicates that the economy has fully bounced back from a low economic growth of 1.7 per cent recorded in the first quarter of 2017. In the first quarter […]

Mozambique Terrorists Burn Down 44 Houses

Mozambique Terrorists Burn Down 44 Houses

The terrorist group, known locally as “Al Shabaab”, last Thursday attacked the village of Ibu, in Macomia district, in the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado, where they burnt down 44 houses, according to a report in Monday’s issue of the independent newssheet “Mediafax”. The houses destroyed were all traditional huts, covered with thatch. The […]

Sudan, Chad Continue Border Security Cooperation

Sudan, Chad Continue Border Security Cooperation

Sudan and Chad have agreed to enhance security cooperation and promote economic, social and political relations on the joint border area. On Monday, the governor of West Darfur, Hussein Yassin Hamad, discussed ways to promote bilateral cooperation in all fields with a delegation from the Chadian consulate in El Geneina. Hamad pointed out that the […]

Trial dates set for Ignatius Chombo, Kudzanai Chipanga

Trial dates set for Ignatius Chombo, Kudzanai Chipanga

HARARE magistrate Victoria Mashamba has set July 26 as the trial date for former Finance minister Ignatius Chombo and three ex-Zanu PF youth leaders − Kudzanai Chipanga, Innocent Hamandishe and Mathew Nleya − accused of wearing the ruling party’s regalia without authority. Mashamba also set July 18 as Chombo’s trial date for contravening sections of […]

Human Rights Violations In Spotlight in Great Lakes Region

Human Rights Violations In Spotlight in Great Lakes Region

Judicial officials and experts Africa’s Great Lakes region are meeting to look for ways to reduce violence and human rights abuses through the judicial process. The officials attending the meeting have called on closer cooperation between states to fight impunity in the region. Judges, lawyers and legal experts are taking aim at impunity with hopes […]

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