As the world marks the third annual International Day of Happiness on Friday, the recent Gallup findings show that Rwanda is among countries where the highest percentages of people are experiencing positive emotions daily.
The news from Uganda say the Police in Luwero district yesterday moved in and closed Abdul Kadhir Islamic School after suspecting it was teaching children acts of terrorism.
Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders has come under criticism for appearing with a blackened face at a charity event, raising questions about Belgium’s sensitivity toward racism.
UN calls for return to joint operations against combatants in Congo
President Yoweri Museveni yesterday met with former People’s Redemption Army [PRA] Rebel commander Lt Col Anthony Kyakabale. Reports Chimp
AT least 185 Tanzanians have been imprisoned in China for various crimes including drug smuggling by 2014, with several serving long sentences behind bars.
Burundi: Ban Ki Moon Urges Probe Into The Attack Against The Wife Of Opposition Leader Agathon Rwasa
The Secretary-General has expressed his concern at the report of an apparent assassination attempt on Sunday against Annonciate Haberisoni, wife of Burundian opposition leader Agathon Rwasa, as Burundi prepares for general elections in two months. This act threatens to heighten tensions and entrench polarization and distrust.
Sierra Leone: “Koroma does not have the constitutional right to sack me because I was not appointed by him but elected under the constitution of Sierra Leone." -Vice President
President Ernest Bai Koroma expelled his vice-president and began the search for a new deputy Wednesday but Samuel Sam-Sumana challenged the move as "unlawful" and said he would appeal to the Sierra Leone Supreme Court.
In electoral campaign tours the Forum for Democratic Change president Mugisha Muntu has said President Museveni tells lies to keep himself and his government in power.
A US drone strike has killed an al-Shabaab leader linked to the 2013 Kenyan shopping centre massacre which claimed the lives of 67 people including six Britons, authorities have confirmed. Adan Garar was killed in a strike on his vehicle in Diinsoor in southern Somalia, a Pentagon official said.
Kenya and Uganda are on a list of 29 African countries facing severe food insecurity.
Rwanda National Police (RNP) has in two separate incidents arrested two men suspected of defiling underage girls in the Eastern Province.
Police are hunting for one Milton Mumbere an employee at the Kabalagala based Dejavu Pub in connection with the suspected murder of singer Emmanuel Mayanja alias AK 47
Tunisia: 19 died, 38 injured in assault by gunmen at Bardo Museum; the Primer Minister says the war will take period
Seventeen foreigners and two Tunisian died in fire gunning attack by three terrorists armed this noon at National Bardo Museum; the dead were tourists from France, poland Italy, German and Spain.
The renowned businessman, considered one of Rwanda’s richest persons, was killed on February 4, 2015 in what Rwanda National Police said was an accident.
Macky Sall proposes a referendum on reducing his mandate from seven to five years
“Africa is a continent of the future,” AfDB President Donald Kaberuka tells Africa CEO Forum 2015 in Geneva
For a decade, Africa has had a steady growth rate of six per cent. But signals to the contrary are emerging, raising doubts about the continuation of this trend and even leading to pessimism about future years on the part of some analysts. For his part, Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), does not share this Afro-pessimism. He made this absolutely clear on Monday, March 16 in Geneva at the opening of the Africa CEO Forum 2015.
The Rwandan rebel group the FDLR is calling for talks with the governments in Kinshasa and Kigali. Reports CCTV
Benjamin Netanyahu scored a much bigger victory than the exit polls had suggested. With most votes counted, Likud is said to be on course to take 29 seats in the 120-seat parliament, the Knesset, with the Zionist Union on 24 seats.
A man in Kigali could not believe it when two commercial motorcyclists dragged him to Police for trying to pay for his transportation by using counterfeit money.
Kinshasa – The arrest of at least 26 activists and others in Kinshasa on March 15, 2015, raises serious concerns of a broader crackdown on free expression before the 2016 Democratic Republic of Congo presidential elections, Human Rights Watch said today.
As the eclipse plunges parts of the world into darkness this Friday, two other rare if less spectacular celestial events will be taking place, too: a Supermoon and the Spring equinox.
Polish border guards have detained a French citizen who packed his Russian wife in a suitcase, attempting to smuggle her over the Belarus border. Officials noted later that she could have entered the EU legally.
The United Nation Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has recommended the DRC Government to cooperate with the UN mission to conduct "effective military operations" against the Rwandan rebels of the FDLR. The recommendation was made on Monday 16 while speaking on the activities of MONUSCO .
Appearing before Public Account Committee (PAC), the Minister of Local Government, Francis Kaboneka gave hope to the committee to end up with constructing houses of Genocide survivors and focus on social welfare programs including students’ sponsorship.
David Kabuye Back In Court - Charged With inciting insurrection and insulting senior government officials
A former Rwandan army captain who was recently released after serving six months in prison for illegal weapons possession appeared in court on Monday to face new charges of sedition.
The rhetoric continues to fly between Washington and Harare, but it is not always what it seems.
Kenyan lawmakers will investigate the national airline for turning down a request by Uganda’s president to fly him to Nairobi, an MP has told the BBC.
Uganda: In this age of people developing a software application almost every day, some are using the opportunity to come up with an app for everything. The latest is a group of youth who may be taking advantage of the 2016 Uganda elections and have created an App on President Museveni with electoral campaign behind.
Last year’s released Clinton Library documents shows an administration scrambling to answer criticism of its handling of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda — a tiny African nation where nearly one million people were killed in the span of less than two months. Writes abc news
Russian President Vladimir Putin reappeared on Monday after 10 unexplained days out of public view, laughing off the "gossip" over his health that had erupted during his absence.
The Uganda People’s Defence Forces Air force (UPDAF) has received a donation of jets from the American government
The wife of prominent Burundian opposition politician Agathon Rwasa has been shot and wounded at a hair salon in the capital, Bujumbura. Reports BBC
Martin Ngoga, former Prosecutor General was elected this afternoon as a fully fledged member of the Regional Parliamentary Body of East African Legislative Assembly (EALA)
Sentenced of 20 years of jail over government intrusion, Simone Gbagbo has this Monday appealed for her sentence, and so does the Prosecution.
David Himbara, Former Kagame’s right hand and economic advisor says He is living in partial fear — and with no hope of ever returning to Rwanda. At least, not so long as Paul Kagame remains president. Writes John Honderich of The Star, Canada based online paper.
The rumours around Paul Kagame seeking a third term are becoming more rife daily and an admirer of Kagame, Bwesigye bwa Mwesigire of TIA, writes an appeal to the man who ‘is changing’ Rwanda
Africa must work harder to achieve complete self sustenance to avoid the curse of “perpetual dependency”, Rwanda President Paul Kagame has revealed.
Notorious For Harbouring Militias Hostile To Neighbours Rwanda and Uganda, DRC Targets UNESCO Protected Virunga Park For Oil Exploitation
The regime in Kinshasa, Congo’s capital, already notorious for stolen elections, human rights abuses and for harbouring militias hostile to neighbours Rwanda and Uganda, is adding another dimension to their tainted record. News are emerging from Kinshasa that the regime continues to target the Virunga massif for oil and other mineral exploration and exploitation, inspite of a British exploration company, which was subjected to much pressure from global conservation organiations, withdrawing from the park.
OUJA, Iraq — The tomb of Iraq’s late dictator Saddam Hussein was virtually leveled in heavy clashes between militants from ISIS and Iraqi forces in a fight for control of the city of Tikrit.