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Norway says will take 600 Libya evacuees from Rwanda camp

Norway this year will take in 600 people evacuated to Rwanda from Libyan detention centers, the Nordic country said on Wednesday as it sought to discourage the smuggling of refugees across the Mediterranean Sea.Rwanda, from where more than 2...

Ex-Rwandan official convicted for genocide in Belgian court

A court in Brussels found a former Rwandan official, Fabien Neretse guilty of genocide on Thursday after hearing of his role in the 1994 massacres in his country.Fabien Neretse, who protested his innocence, is the first person to be...

Rwanda authority demolish homes in Kigali due to ‘climate danger’

Rwandan authorities are demolishing hundreds of homes in the capital Kigali, built on or near wetlands deemed to be at risk from what they describe as "climate dangers".The authorities say they need to protect people from flooding and landslides...

Rwanda, Uganda meeting in Kampala ended without result

After eight hours closed in a hall at Commonwealth Resort Munyonyo, delegations from Rwanda and Uganda failed to reach an agreement and decided to refer the matters to the head of states of both countries reports The Independent (Kampala).There...

Uganda, Rwanda to hold talks in Kampala amid border tension

On Friday Ugandan officials will host their Rwandan counterparts in the capital, Kampala, for a meeting on the implementation of an agreement to end tensions between the two east African neighbours.The meeting was initially scheduled for 17 October but...

Qatar Airways to take 60% stake in new Rwandan international airport

Qatar Airways has agreed to take a 60% stake in a new $1.3 billion international airport in Rwanda, the state-run Rwanda Development Board said on Twitter on Monday.The board said a first phase of construction would provide facilities for...

Rwanda FDLR rebel group confirm commander’s arrest in Congo DR

A Rwandan rebel movement based in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed the capture of one of its top commanders, Asifiwe Nshimiyimana, in Goma city, but disputed the Congolese army’s version of events.An FDLR spokesperson,...

Rwanda signs deal with PSG football club to promote tourism

Rwanda signed a deal on Wednesday with French football club Paris St Germain to promote tourism in the east African nation, its second such agreement since 2018.“We invest part of our tourism revenues in strategic collaborations such as the...

Top Rwandan rebel commander arrested in Goma by DR Congo army

The Democratic Republic of Congo's army says it has arrested a powerful Rwandan rebel commander, Nshimiyimana Asifiwe, in the eastern city of Goma reports BBC Africa. His arrest was proof that the military's campaign against the Democratic Forces for the...

Man claimed tortured in Uganda because he was Rwandan

The frosty relationship between Uganda and Rwanda continues to rear it's ugly head at every turn, sadly poor innocent citizens of these countries are the ones bearing the brunt of the broken relationship.Recently two Ugandans were killed on the...
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