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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
Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan comes to sign deal to end Nile quarrel

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan comes to sign deal to end Nile quarrel

Three African leaders have signed an initial deal to end a long-running dispute over the sharing of Nile waters and the building of Africa’s biggest hydroelectric dam, in Ethiopia.

23/03/2015 Saa 19:32:04
FDLR rebels melt into forest in face of DRCongo offensive

FDLR rebels melt into forest in face of DRCongo offensive

Bukavu - DR Congo: A Congolese army offensive against Rwandan rebels may be advancing rapidly, but many fear it is failing in its main objective of disarming them as the fighters melt away into the forest. Reports AFP

23/03/2015 Saa 18:29:51
Senegal: Former President's Son Karim Wade Jailed For Corruption Before He Runs For Presidential

Senegal: Former President’s Son Karim Wade Jailed For Corruption Before He Runs For Presidential

A court in Senegal has sentenced the son of former President Abdoulaye Wade to six years in prison for corruption.

23/03/2015 Saa 16:37:06
Policemen Took a Murderer to a Brothel Instead of Prison

Policemen Took a Murderer to a Brothel Instead of Prison

The murderer escaped, went back to jail by himself, and informed on his erstwhile captors

23/03/2015 Saa 14:15:43
Kenya Starts Building Wall Against Al Shabab Attacks From Somalia

Kenya Starts Building Wall Against Al Shabab Attacks From Somalia

Kenya will this week start constructing a wall to separate it from Somalia as part of efforts to control AL Shabab’s terror attacks that remain appearing in Mandera and Bulahawa regions.

23/03/2015 Saa 12:42:49
Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew dies aged 91 - World leaders praise him

Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew dies aged 91 - World leaders praise him

Singapore’s founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, who led the city-state for more than three decades, has died aged 91.

23/03/2015 Saa 12:35:40
President Kagame Urges RDF To Create Value From Scarce Resources

President Kagame Urges RDF To Create Value From Scarce Resources

Paul Kagame, The President of The Republic of Rwanda and Commander- In- Chief of Rwanda Defence Forces on 22 March 2015 held a meeting with RDF Generals, Senior and Junior Officers at Defence Headquarters in Kimihurura.

23/03/2015 Saa 12:18:58
Rwanda appoints first ever ambassadors to Egypt and Israel - More Envoys Were Appointed

Rwanda appoints first ever ambassadors to Egypt and Israel - More Envoys Were Appointed

The former Grand Mufti of Rwanda, Sheikh Saleh Habimana has been appointed during a Cabinet meeting chaired by President Paul Kagame as the country’s first ever ambassador to Egypt, according to a Sunday statement released by the Cabinet.

23/03/2015 Saa 10:04:31
Rubavu Mayor Sheikh Hassan Bahame Arrested Over Embezzlement

Rubavu Mayor Sheikh Hassan Bahame Arrested Over Embezzlement

Sheikh Hassan Bahame, the mayor of Rubavu has been arrested late in the night of 22 March 2015 by security forces. Umuseke Reports.

23/03/2015 Saa 09:48:12
Slow Progress Revives Doubts About The Will And Capacity Of Congolese Army To Fight FDLR

Slow Progress Revives Doubts About The Will And Capacity Of Congolese Army To Fight FDLR

The government soldiers manning an outpost high above the town of Kashuga have a panoramic view of the hills and valleys of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, home to hundreds of Rwandan rebels their government has promised to crush.

23/03/2015 Saa 08:24:32
 Senegal ex-leader Son 'to run for president'

Senegal ex-leader Son ’to run for president’

The Graft implicated Karim Wade wins as party flag bearer

Karim Wade, son of the 88-year-old Abdoulaye Wade former president of Senegal was named as presidential candidate ahead of court ruling that could jail him for seven years of Corruption charges.

22/03/2015 Saa 14:56:53
Yemen's Third Largest City Taken control by Shiite Rebels

Yemen’s Third Largest City Taken control by Shiite Rebels

Security and military officials in Yemen say Shiite rebels backed by supporters of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh have taken over the country’s third largest city of Taiz and its airport.

22/03/2015 Saa 12:25:11
Rusizi: Police Arrest 2 Fake Money Dealers

Rusizi: Police Arrest 2 Fake Money Dealers

What started as a plan to sell and transact fake Rwandan currency notes ended sour for two men in Rusizi district when a businessman, who had already fallen victim came to the rescue of many others that had or were potential targets, and reported the matter to Police.

22/03/2015 Saa 12:14:05
Penis transplant surgeon, André van der Merwe, becomes medical superstar

Penis transplant surgeon, André van der Merwe, becomes medical superstar

Doctor who performed first successful penis transplant inundated with requests from around the world to share his expertise

22/03/2015 Saa 10:54:19
Burundi Plunging Into Chaos As Nkurunziza's Expected Candidacy Worsen

Burundi Plunging Into Chaos As Nkurunziza’s Expected Candidacy Worsen

BUJUMBURA: With a president who won’t go and an opposition determined to blow the final whistle, battle lines are being drawn ahead of elections in the central African nation of Burundi.

22/03/2015 Saa 10:25:08
Uganda's Special Forces Reveal Osama's Plans To Kill Museveni

Uganda’s Special Forces Reveal Osama’s Plans To Kill Museveni

The Special Forces Command (SFC), an elite force of battle-hardened soldiers and war strategists has revealed it “will never ever take chances” with President Museveni’s life after classified documents released by United States showed that the East African nation’s leader was being targeted for assassination by Al Qaeda and its departed leader Osama Bin Laden. Writes Chimp

22/03/2015 Saa 10:13:15
Bisesero: Genocide Orphans Make Horrifying Journey Back To France’s Death Trap

Bisesero: Genocide Orphans Make Horrifying Journey Back To France’s Death Trap

On 27th June 1994, French commandos arrived in the mountainous Bisesero region in south west Rwanda. They lured more Tutsis – some of whom had been battling genocide militias, and others hiding in the bushes, to return to their homes. The French soldiers promised the villagers protection.

22/03/2015 Saa 09:57:53
Disputes Delay Kivu Methane Gas Extraction Project By 3 Years

Disputes Delay Kivu Methane Gas Extraction Project By 3 Years

Rwanda’s multimillion dollar methane gas project has been delayed by disputes between a private investor — KivuWatt Ltd, a subsidiary of ContourGlobal, a New York-based international power company which owns the project — and Kenyan sub-contractor Civicon Engineering. Reports The EastAfrican

22/03/2015 Saa 09:38:41
My Son Muhoozi Will Avenge Me: Museveni warns whoever choosing to hurt him

My Son Muhoozi Will Avenge Me: Museveni warns whoever choosing to hurt him

President Museveni has warned that whoever chooses to hurt him will meet stiff resistance from his son, Brig Muhoozi Kainerugaba.

22/03/2015 Saa 09:20:55
Uganda: Man Lynched After He Beheads 12-year-old girl

Uganda: Man Lynched After He Beheads 12-year-old girl

Angry locals in Kiboga district have lynched a man after he allegedly beheaded a 12-year-old primary five girl while she was going to school on Wednesday morning.
Mr Mubega Geoffrey was lynched Wednesday evening at Buninga village in Rwamata Sub County after residents allegedly found him carrying a polythene bag containing the girl’s head.

20/03/2015 Saa 13:25:11
ICC recommends opening trial of Bosco Ntaganda in Eastern Congo, Closer to victims affected

ICC recommends opening trial of Bosco Ntaganda in Eastern Congo, Closer to victims affected

THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS:International Criminal Court judges have recommended starting the trial of a former militia leader in Congo, so the case can be brought closer to communities that were affected by the atrocities he is charged with.

20/03/2015 Saa 12:49:14
Rwanda Hits The Score Of 79 Per Cent On World's Happiest People Ranking

Rwanda Hits The Score Of 79 Per Cent On World’s Happiest People Ranking

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.

20/03/2015 Saa 12:14:40
Uganda: Islamic school suspected of terrorism is closed

Uganda: Islamic school suspected of terrorism is closed

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.

20/03/2015 Saa 11:30:13
Belgian Foreign Minister Faces Criticism For Appearing With A Blackened Face At A Charity Event

Belgian Foreign Minister Faces Criticism For Appearing With A Blackened Face At A Charity Event

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.

20/03/2015 Saa 11:24:34
UN Calls For Joint Action Against The Region's Greatest Threat FDLR

UN Calls For Joint Action Against The Region’s Greatest Threat FDLR

UN calls for return to joint operations against combatants in Congo

20/03/2015 Saa 09:39:44
Museveni Forgives Former Rebel Commander Lt Col Anthony Kyakabale

Museveni Forgives Former Rebel Commander Lt Col Anthony Kyakabale

President Yoweri Museveni yesterday met with former People’s Redemption Army [PRA] Rebel commander Lt Col Anthony Kyakabale. Reports Chimp

20/03/2015 Saa 09:25:08
185 Tanzanians Behind Bars In China

185 Tanzanians Behind Bars In China

AT least 185 Tanzanians have been imprisoned in China for various crimes including drug smuggling by 2014, with several serving long sentences behind bars.

20/03/2015 Saa 08:57:41
Burundi: Ban Ki Moon Urges Probe Into The Attack Against The Wife Of Opposition Leader Agathon Rwasa

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.

19/03/2015 Saa 15:27:56
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.

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.

19/03/2015 Saa 12:17:17
Uganda: MUNTU, FDC in clash with MUSEVENI

Uganda: MUNTU, FDC in clash with MUSEVENI

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.

19/03/2015 Saa 10:51:27
Somalia: US drone strike has killed al-Shabab leader

Somalia: US drone strike has killed al-Shabab leader

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.

19/03/2015 Saa 09:34:08
Kenya, Uganda facing severe food shortage - FAO report

Kenya, Uganda facing severe food shortage - FAO report

Kenya and Uganda are on a list of 29 African countries facing severe food insecurity.

19/03/2015 Saa 08:31:55
Eastern Province: Two Men Arrested Over Defilement Of Underage Girls

Eastern Province: Two Men Arrested Over Defilement Of Underage Girls

Rwanda National Police (RNP) has in two separate incidents arrested two men suspected of defiling underage girls in the Eastern Province.

19/03/2015 Saa 08:13:34
Uganda: Police names prime suspect in Singer AK 47's Death

Uganda: Police names prime suspect in Singer AK 47’s Death

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

19/03/2015 Saa 07:38:34

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