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Pope apologises for Catholic church being close to Hutu-led govt in 1994 Rwanda genocide when 800,000 mostly Tutsis were killed

Pope apologises for Catholic church being close to Hutu-led govt in 1994 Rwanda genocide when 800,000 mostly Tutsis were killed

Pope Francis has plead for forgiveness for “the sins and failings of the Church and its members” implicated in the 1994 Rwanda genocide that killed about 800,000 people. The pontiff “conveyed his profound sadness, and that of the Holy See and of the Church, for the genocide against the Tutsi”, the Vatican said in a […]

How Might Youth Strengthen the African Union

How Might Youth Strengthen the African Union

At the recent African Union Summit, Rwandan President Paul Kagame outlined the path for the African Union’s structural transformation. I also heard a call on youth across the continent to contribute to the “imperative to strengthen our Union.” As a young African and as an economist, this call to action resonates with me. Africa is […]

No Silence on Corruption – President Paul Kagame

No Silence on Corruption – President Paul Kagame

Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame has told thousands of local leaders from across the City of Kigali to break the ice on corruption-related malpractices made by leaders and hold them accountable. “All of you should stand up against corruption. You cannot stay silent and expect others to hold those involved accountable,” stressed Kagame adding that the […]

Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame Promises Fair Polls as He Runs For 3rd Time

Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame Promises Fair Polls as He Runs For 3rd Time

President Kagame has told members of the diplomatic corps that presidential elections slated for August 4, 2017 will be conducted in a fair, transparent and peaceful way as others had been held before in the country. “We are looking forward to a constructive and meaningful election later this year marking an important period of consolidation […]

Opposition in Rwanda Seeks One Rival Against President Paul Kagame

Opposition in Rwanda Seeks One Rival Against President Paul Kagame

Several political parties that backed the amendment of the Constitution to remove term limits and allow President Paul Kagame to run in this year’s presidential election, now say they will field presidential candidates of their own. Eleven political parties are recognised in Rwanda and all except the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda (DGPR) backed the […]

British tourist’s holiday changed after she called out President Paul Kagame

British tourist’s holiday changed after she called out President Paul Kagame

There is nothing in the UK Foreign Office’s advice for travelling to Rwanda that warns against contacting the country’s authoritarian leader to ask if he is a dictator. In a small African state where critics of the government have reportedly been made to disappear, the need for a little caution might seem self-evident. Yet one […]

President Kagame Sacks Health Minister Dr Agnes Binagwaho Over Corruption

President Kagame Sacks Health Minister Dr Agnes Binagwaho Over Corruption

Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame today sacked the country’s Health Minister Dr Agnès Binagwaho, whose five-year term has been ridden with scandals. Social media users woke up to the news of the sacking of the minister, some tweeting ‘finally’, as the firing letter signed by the Prime Minister made rounds. “In accordance with the Constitution as […]

Rwanda President Paul Kagame Attends The 2016 Champions League Final in Milan, Italy

Rwanda President Paul Kagame Attends The  2016 Champions League Final in Milan, Italy

Rwanda President Paul Kagame was among high profile delegates invited by the UEFA to grace the 2016 Champions League final held on Saturday night at the San Siro Stadium in Milan, Italy. President Kagame was in attendance alongside Rwanda Football Federation (FERWAFA) president Mr Nzamwita Vincent. At a packed San Siro Stadium, Cristiano Ronaldo added […]

United States wants Rwanda to allow Paul Kagame to run for a 3rd term

United States wants Rwanda to allow Paul Kagame to run for a 3rd term

The United States is urging Rwanda not to make constitutional changes that would allow President Paul Kagame to run for a third term. In a statement Friday to VOA’s French to Africa service, the State Department said the U.S. believes democracy is best advanced by developing “strong institutions, not strongmen.” The statement, issued by the […]

Burundian police officer shoots protesters at point-blank range

Burundian police officer shoots protesters at point-blank range

This is the moment a Burundian police officer opened fire on anti-government protesters at point-blank range, causing a furious mob to attack her with stones and knives.The incident took place on the streets of the capital Bujumbura as officers clashed with dozens of rioters who had taken to the street to demonstrate against President Pierre […]

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