‘Hotel Rwanda hero’ appears in Rwandan court amid tight security
Paul Rusesabagina, portrayed as a hero in a Hollywood movie about Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, appeared in a Rwandan court amid tight security on Monday, where prosecutors are expected to formally charge him and hear his plea.
Broadband Commission seeks uninterrupted Internet access in fight against COVID-19
Arising from its emergency virtual meeting, the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development, an arm of the United Nations, has called for an uninterrupted Internet access in the fight against COVID-19.
Visa on arrival and waived visa fee for a thirty-day stay in Rwanda
In total, eighty-six countries ranging from Albania to Zimbabwe get the visa upon arrival and waived visa fees for a stay of thirty days. On Tuesday, January 21 2020, the President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame during a speech about Rwanda’s transformation and the East African nation’s journey at the International School for Government at Kings…
Why Rwanda leaves other African nations behind
For anyone following the narrative and trends in Africa, gone were the days when the nomenclatures of giants and elephants affirm the state of affairs or define the type of investments they attract. Today, new poster boys are emerging and they are being adjudged not by their sizes but by initiatives and developmental goals that…
Take aways from the 17th Rwanda annual national dialogue
For non-Kinyarwanda speakers, Umushyikirano literally means a meeting where participants are able to exchange ideas, share experiences and question each other. Umushyikirano from its first edition has evolved into the National Dialogue Council. The first National Dialogue Council took place on Saturday, 28 June 2003 and has been held ever since. And every year, the…
DR Congo ex premier calls for war on Rwanda
A former DR Congo prime minister and opposition leader on Monday called for the government to wage war on neighbouring Rwanda as a way to end militia violence. The Democratic Republic of Congo was at the heart of two bitter regional wars between 1997-2003 involving its neighbours Rwanda and Uganda. Kinshasa accused Rwanda and Uganda…
Rwanda agrees to take in African refugees stuck in Libya
Rwanda agreed Tuesday to take in hundreds and potentially thousands of African refugees and asylum-seekers stranded in Libya, a deal the African Union hopes to replicate with other member states.
South Africa issues arrest warrant for suspected killers of Rwandan ex-spy
South African authorities have issued an arrest warrant for two of the four alleged murderers of an exiled Rwandan ex-spy and critic of President Paul Kagame who was killed in a Johannesburg hotel in 2014, the family lawyer said Monday.
Kagame’s stance on corruption - Part 2
We have to set our sights high. It is not enough to “fight corruption”, just as merely “fighting poverty” is too small an ambition for Africa.
Nigeria must learn from Rwandan genocide, says Gambari
To save the country from going the way of Rwanda in 1990s, Nigerians must deliberately avoid hate speech, Ibrahim Gambari, a professor of Political...