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Wole Soyinka Laments of Vicious and Unprincipled election in Nigeria

Wole Soyinka Laments of Vicious and Unprincipled election in Nigeria

The 80-year-old,former political prisoner and noble laureate spent election day in Africa’s biggest democracy working the phones late into the night, gathering reports of technical glitches, irregularities and violence.

30/03/2015 Saa 11:16:09
Protais Mitali Resigns From Liberal Party Leadership Amidst Embezzlement Allegations

Protais Mitali Resigns From Liberal Party Leadership Amidst Embezzlement Allegations

Rwanda’s Ambassador to Ethiopia, Protais Mitali, who also doubled as the president of Liberal Party (PL) has resigned from the party leadership on grounds that he was no longer in position to discharge his responsibilities while out of the country. Writes The NewTimes

30/03/2015 Saa 08:46:09
UN Human Rights Council Adopts Resolution on Genocide Prevention

UN Human Rights Council Adopts Resolution on Genocide Prevention

GENEVA — On March 27, 2015 the “Prevention of genocide” resolution initiated by Armenia was adopted at the 28th session of the UNO Human Rights Council by consensus. 64 states introducing all the regional groups of the Human Rights Council joined Armenia and co-authored the resolution. The resolution will be open for the co-authoring for two more weeks.

29/03/2015 Saa 19:58:40
When you know the best is yet to come, you do not give up and you do not get tired - Paul Kagame

When you know the best is yet to come, you do not give up and you do not get tired - Paul Kagame

President Paul Kagame has urged Rwandans to maintain their spirit of resilience and hard work to realise a prosperous nation.

29/03/2015 Saa 19:25:25
ICTR Pledges To Hunt Down Kabuga Felicien Despite Court Near Closure

ICTR Pledges To Hunt Down Kabuga Felicien Despite Court Near Closure

If the court’s fugitives thought they would be in the clear once the court closes shop, they have another thing coming: The court is setting up a mechanism to manage its convicts, archives and fugitives.

29/03/2015 Saa 16:36:05
Singaporeans bid final farewell to founding father Lee

Singaporeans bid final farewell to founding father Lee

Tens of thousands of people braved heavy rain and lined the streets of Singapore on Sunday to catch a last glimpse of founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew as his funeral procession wound through the country he helped build.

29/03/2015 Saa 07:50:39
More than a 100 Police Officers Complete

More than a 100 Police Officers Complete "VIP Guard" Course

At least one hundred thirty nine Rwanda National Police officers completed a three month ‘VIP Guard and Protection’ and ‘Logistics’ course on March 27 as the force continues to build capacities of officers in various policing disciplines, it emerged Saturday.

29/03/2015 Saa 07:41:21
Rwigara's Death Keeps Stirring Up Controversies, Family Faces Allegations Of Opposition Links

Rwigara’s Death Keeps Stirring Up Controversies, Family Faces Allegations Of Opposition Links

The death of Assinapol Rwigara continues to draw controversy, more than one month after the wealthy businessman died in what police said was a road accident only for his family to challenge the version later. Writes The EastAfrican

29/03/2015 Saa 07:10:40
Pygmies demand end to discrimination in DR Congo

Pygmies demand end to discrimination in DR Congo

Pygmies in the Democratic Republic of Congo used the forum offered by a festival of indigenous peoples Friday to demand protection against discrimination by other Congolese who they claim treat them like "savages".

29/03/2015 Saa 06:37:47
German: The problem of Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz was discovered

German: The problem of Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz was discovered

Andreas Lubitz, the young co-pilot believed to have caused Tuesday’s Germanwings plane crash into the French Alps hid details of an illness, German prosecutors say.

29/03/2015 Saa 06:36:28
US: Court Upholds Conviction of Woman in Rwanda Genocide Case

US: Court Upholds Conviction of Woman in Rwanda Genocide Case

A federal appeals court panel has upheld the conviction of a New Hampshire woman found guilty of lying about her role in the 1994 Rwanda genocide so she could obtain U.S. citizenship. Reports ABC NEWS

29/03/2015 Saa 06:13:13
Kenya: Uhuru Told to Emulate Rwanda President on Corruption Fight

Kenya: Uhuru Told to Emulate Rwanda President on Corruption Fight

Kenya’s president has suspended four cabinet secretaries and 17 other senior officials to facilitate investigations into allegations of corruption.

29/03/2015 Saa 06:02:25
President Kenyatta Suspends Ministers for Alleged Corruption

President Kenyatta Suspends Ministers for Alleged Corruption

Kenya’s president has suspended four cabinet secretaries and 17 other senior officials to facilitate investigations into allegations of corruption.

28/03/2015 Saa 19:22:37
Boko Haram Forces Villagers From 2 Poll Stations in North

Boko Haram Forces Villagers From 2 Poll Stations in North

Witnesses say Boko Haram gunmen forced villagers to abandon three northeastern polling stations as Nigerians line up to vote in a closely contested presidential election.

28/03/2015 Saa 17:02:51
21 Dead at Somali Hotel siege by Al-Shabab

21 Dead at Somali Hotel siege by Al-Shabab

This Saturday, Somali troops took full control of a hotel that extremist gunmen stormed and occupied for more than 12 hours following a suicide bombing. At least 17 people died and dozens were wounded

28/03/2015 Saa 17:02:26
Nigerian army celebrates retaking Boko Haram Headquarters

Nigerian army celebrates retaking Boko Haram Headquarters

The Nigerian army says it has retaken the north-eastern town of Gwoza, believed to be the headquarters of militant Islamist group Boko Haram.

27/03/2015 Saa 17:29:34
Another African president breaks ranks with the club, says will not seek a third term

Another African president breaks ranks with the club, says will not seek a third term

Mauritania leader surprises, saying he has no intention of changing the constitution, but he seemingly remains in the minority. Writes Mail&Guardian Africa

27/03/2015 Saa 11:56:34
Three years of sexual slavery. One year of hard labour: A tale of two human trafficking victims

Three years of sexual slavery. One year of hard labour: A tale of two human trafficking victims

Teta Uwineza and Salima Gihozo (both not their real names), residents of Kimironko and Nyamirambo, respectively, in the City of Kigali once boarded a plane, separately, for their very first time to separate foreign lands with a smile and with hope this would be a life changing journey.

27/03/2015 Saa 10:39:46
Rwanda - Tanzania: Fences Mended?

Rwanda - Tanzania: Fences Mended? "Reunion" In 8 Photos

Rwanda’s president Paul Kagame has Thursday traveled to Tanzania for a regional conference – ending more than two years of absence in the country which hosts headquarters of the East African Community (EAC). President Jakaya Kikwete has in the the same month attended the Northern Corridor Infrastructure Summit in Kigali.

27/03/2015 Saa 09:47:43
Chilling Details Of How The Germanwings Co-Pilot Intentionally Crashed The Plane

Chilling Details Of How The Germanwings Co-Pilot Intentionally Crashed The Plane

Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin explained the actions Andreas Lubitz took to deliberately “destroy” an Airbus carrying 150 people.

27/03/2015 Saa 08:17:09
Security Council renews DR Congo Mission, reduces troop number by 2,000

Security Council renews DR Congo Mission, reduces troop number by 2,000

The Security Council passed a resolution today renewing for 12 months the mandate of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and endorsing recommendations made in the Secretary-General’s report on the strategic review of the mission.

27/03/2015 Saa 08:16:12
President Kagame In Dar Es Salaam As Rwanda-Tanzania Relations Ease

President Kagame In Dar Es Salaam As Rwanda-Tanzania Relations Ease

Rwanda’s president Paul Kagame arrived in Tanzania on Thursday morning for a regional conference – ending more than two years of absence in the country which hosts headquarters of the East African Community (EAC)

26/03/2015 Saa 19:05:52
Zambia To Expel Illegal Rwandan Settlers

Zambia To Expel Illegal Rwandan Settlers

Zambian Deputy Minister for Home Affairs Col. Kaunda Tushuke Panji has said his country will expel Rwandans who live in Zambia illegally as part of renewed bid to implement the cessation clause. Writes The NewTimes

26/03/2015 Saa 14:53:46
Kampala Warned Of Possible Terror Attacks Against US Citizens And Westerners Soon

Kampala Warned Of Possible Terror Attacks Against US Citizens And Westerners Soon

The Unites States of America has warned of an imminent terror attack in Kampala, the capital City of Uganda. Reports Chimp

26/03/2015 Saa 08:49:49
Undertaker faints after 'dead' woman asks 'where am I?' from inside coffin

Undertaker faints after ’dead’ woman asks ’where am I?’ from inside coffin

Germany/Gelsenkirchen: An undertaker fainted in shock when a "dead" 92-year-old woman appeared to come back to life inside her coffin.

25/03/2015 Saa 19:02:31
Court rejects ex-Liberian President Charles Taylor’s application to be transferred to Rwanda

Court rejects ex-Liberian President Charles Taylor’s application to be transferred to Rwanda

Judges at an international court in The Hague on Wednesday denied former Liberian President Charles Taylor’s request to serve out the remainder of his 50-year jail sentence in Rwanda.

25/03/2015 Saa 18:28:32
RMC Recommends RURA to Suspend Rwandapaparazzi.rw for one Month

RMC Recommends RURA to Suspend Rwandapaparazzi.rw for one Month

Rwanda Media Commission has recommended to the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) that the website Rwandapaparazzi.rw be suspended for one month. This was a decision reached by the RMC Ethics Committee in a complaint filed by NZEYIMANA Hussein and NIYONKURU Radju against the website.

25/03/2015 Saa 16:14:05
NASA: High Alert As Massive Asteroid Heads To Earth On Friday

NASA: High Alert As Massive Asteroid Heads To Earth On Friday

A huge 1,000-metre wide asteroid is due to pass by the earth at very close proximity, leaving some scientists scared that an unprecedented disaster is in store for us.

25/03/2015 Saa 15:36:26
'No blacks' Chinese restaurant shut down in Kenya

’No blacks’ Chinese restaurant shut down in Kenya

A Chinese restaurant in the Kenyan capital Nairobi has been shut down and its owners summoned by authorities after it emerged it was barring black patrons. Reports AFP

25/03/2015 Saa 12:33:32
Gender Equality: The British Wonder Why They Can't Do Better Than Rwanda

Gender Equality: The British Wonder Why They Can’t Do Better Than Rwanda

What do Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles and South Africa have in common? The answer is that these four African nations are among the 10 countries with the highest number of women in their parliaments. Writes The Guardian

25/03/2015 Saa 11:46:40
China Is Beating The U.S In Race To Invest, Make Influence In Africa

China Is Beating The U.S In Race To Invest, Make Influence In Africa

China is in the lead when it comes to investment and influence on the African continent.

25/03/2015 Saa 10:59:51
Burundi: Activists, Journalists Facing Harassments And Death Threats

Burundi: Activists, Journalists Facing Harassments And Death Threats

As tensions mount in the central African nation of Burundi ahead of presidential elections, journalists and activists say they are paying an increasingly heavy price as standard bearers for free speech. Reports The EastAfrican

25/03/2015 Saa 10:31:12
Gicumbi: Man Arrested For Defiling 14 Year Girl

Gicumbi: Man Arrested For Defiling 14 Year Girl

Police has apprehended a 32-year old man in Gicumbi District for allegedly defiling a 14-year old girl.

25/03/2015 Saa 08:22:46
148 feared dead as Germanwings Airbus crashes in France

148 feared dead as Germanwings Airbus crashes in France

A total of 142 passengers, two pilots and four cabin crew, were on board the plane.

24/03/2015 Saa 14:23:59
President Paul Kagame Named Nile Basin's Personality Of The Year 2015

President Paul Kagame Named Nile Basin’s Personality Of The Year 2015

The organising committee of the International Conference for Economic Integration among Nile Basin Countries has named Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame, personality of the year 2015.

24/03/2015 Saa 12:23:46
Israel 'spied on US over Iran nuclear talks'

Israel ’spied on US over Iran nuclear talks’

US officials tell Wall Street Journal that Israel shared confidential information from the talks with American lawmakers in an attempt to derail any deal

24/03/2015 Saa 11:51:45
Deutsche Welle Closes Kigali Shortwave Relay Station

Deutsche Welle Closes Kigali Shortwave Relay Station

Deutsche Welle has announced that it will be closing their shortwave, relay station in the Rwanda capital, Kigali.

24/03/2015 Saa 11:40:35
Stranger Delivers Pizza To Pope

Stranger Delivers Pizza To Pope

ROME, Italy — Pope Francis, who recently lamented he can’t slip out and get a pizza like he used to, finally got a pie — albeit one hand-delivered to his popemobile.

24/03/2015 Saa 10:53:39
Martin Ngoga Being Prepared To Take Over Speaker Position Of The Regional Assembly

Martin Ngoga Being Prepared To Take Over Speaker Position Of The Regional Assembly

Martin Ngoga, a new East African Legislative Assembly member from Rwanda was sworn in by Speaker Daniel Fred Kidega in the ongoing session of the regional Assembly in the Burundi capital Bujumbura.

24/03/2015 Saa 10:20:32
One Person Died, 40 More Got Sick Of

One Person Died, 40 More Got Sick Of "Food Poisoning" In The Eastern Province

Rwanda National Police (RNP) confirms it is investigating the last Saturday incident of suspected contaminated food served in Ngoma and Kayonza districts in which at least 40 people have since been admitted at different hospitals in the Eastern Province and in Kigali.

24/03/2015 Saa 09:07:39

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