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Rwanda signs a new military deal with United States

Rwanda has signed a Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) with the United States as part of broader efforts to strengthen military cooperation between the two nations according to Rwandan tabloid, New Times.The deal which was signed in Kigali on...

Rwanda hands ex-mayor a life jail term for role in genocide

Rwanda's High Court on Thursday sentenced a former mayor to life in prison for his role in the country's 1994 genocide, which included leading attacks that resulted in the deaths of around 25 000 ethnic Tutsis in his town.Ladislas...

Rwanda genocide suspect Kabuga denounces charges as “lies”

Rwandan genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga, arrested this month after more than two decades on the run, told a French court on Wednesday that the international charges against him were lies.Kabuga has been indicted by U.N. prosecutors for genocide and...

Rwandan genocide suspect Kabuga appears in court in France

Felicien Kabuga, accused of funding the 1994 Rwandan genocide, appeared in a French court on Wednesday, four days after his arrest following a quarter of a century chase.In his first appearance in public in more than two decades, the...

Over 65 persons killed in flooding, landslides in Rwanda

At least 65 people are dead after flooding and landslides in Rwanda, officials said Thursday after overnight heavy rains. Nearly 100 homes were washed away.The landslides were still occurring in the morning in Gakenke district in the mountainous northwest,...

Group accuse Rwandan officers of rapes and killings during lockdown

An international pressure group has accused the Rwandan security forces of killing, raping and arresting people since a coronavirus lockdown came into force, according to the BBC.Human Rights Watch says at least two people have been shot dead in...

Rwanda says man who breached lockdown ‘killed and eaten by crocodile’

A man in Rwanda who breached the ongoing lockdown to reportedly go fishing has been killed and eaten by a crocodile, the mayor of the southern Kamonyi district has told the BBC.Alice Kayitesi said the Wednesday morning incident happened...

Coronavirus cases in Rwanda nearly doubled in a day

The health ministry in Rwanda has announced 17 new coronavirus cases, the country's highest single-day increase in the number of confirmed infections.The country now has a total of 36 confirmed cases, which is the highest in the East Africa...

Rwanda imposes shutdown as coronavirus infections rise across Africa

Rwanda imposed a nationwide shutdown and border controls to combat the coronavirus at the weekend in some of the strictest measures taken in Africa, as infections spread across the continent and authorities warn healthcare systems are ill-equipped to cope.Governments...

Rwanda now has 5 cases of coronavirus

The number of coronavirus cases in Rwanda has risen to five from one, and included a man of Rwandese nationality with no recent history of travel, the health ministry said late on Sunday.The east African country confirmed its first...
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Libya’s warring parties have agreed to restart ceasefire talks, the United Nations mission to the country said late on Monday after weeks of intense...

Zimbabwe summons US envoy over White House adviser’s comment on George Floyd

Zimbabwe has summoned the U.S. ambassador in Harare to a meeting over comments by a White House official suggesting Zimbabwe is among “foreign adversaries”...

Dozens killed in armed attacks in Burkina Faso

An armed group in Burkina Faso attacked a cattle market and a humanitarian convoy, killing at least 35 people, the government said on Sunday.Twenty-five...

Dambe Photo Walk – by Michaela Moye

There is really no way to prepare for the noise from the arena’s various music spots. Several speakers are mounted. Two distinct sets of...