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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...

Uganda and Rwanda sign extradition treaty

The foreign ministers of Rwanda and Uganda have just signed an extradition treaty at the conclusion of the summit at the common border presided over by the two countries presidents.The summit welcomed the release of dozens of each other...

Kagame men lash out on DR Congo over criticism about dissident singer death

Rwanda has lashed out at the Democratic Republic of Congo, where the death of a dissident singer in Rwandan police custody has revived long-running criticism of Kigali.Kizito Mihigo, a survivor of the Rwandan genocide whose songs angered the government...

Shock, skepticism trail alleged suicide in police cell by Rwandan musician Kizito Mihigo

Rwandan musician Kizito Mihigo who was taken into custody last week after he reportedly attempted to flee the country has allegedly taken his own life, police say.Kizito Mihigo was found dead in a police cell at Remera police station...

Rwanda minister resigns after assaulting female guard

Rwanda’s minister in charge of legal affairs Evode Uwizeyimana has resigned after pushing a female security guard to the ground.The incident, which took place on Monday, was revealed after an eyewitness tweeted about it.Mr Uwizeyimana apologised on Twitter, saying...

Landslides, heavy rain kill 13 in Rwanda

Thirteen people in Rwanda have been killed after heavy rain struck on Sunday night, causing landslides, authorities say, quoting provisional figures.Six of those died inside their homes in the capital, Kigali.A resident of Kanombe, near the main airport in...

Rwanda deploys drones to destroy malaria-bearing mosquitoes

Rwanda's government has started spraying insecticides in mosquito-breeding sites using drones.The head of the malaria division at Rwanda Biomedical Centre told the BBC that the drones would be loaded with 10 litres of an insecticide that kills mosquitoes at...
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With 137 coronavirus cases Ghana to lockdown Accra, Kumasi

Ghana has announced a two-week lockdown in the country's two main regions - Kumasi and Accra metropolises from Monday to curb the spread of...

Bombs explodes in Akure, Nigeria, destroying over 100 houses(with pictures)

Over a hundred houses including churches and residential buildings have been destroyed by a large explosion which split the ever busy Akure/Owo road into...

Libya: Haftar forces capture Syrian mercenary recruited by Turkey

A video shared by Libyan National Army (LNA) allied to Gen. Khalifa Haftar, shows an alleged Syrian mercenary talking about being recruited by Turkey...

Guineans overwhelmingly vote to back new constitution

Guinea has voted to back a contested new constitution, the country’s electoral body said Friday, in a blow to President Alpha Conde’s opponents who...