The President and Commander-in-Chief of the Uganda Armed Forces, General Yoweri Museveni, has strongly pledged to address the housing challenge in the Army by constructing in phases, housing units in all barracks in the country.
Gen James Kabarebe receives Retired Lt Gen Karl Winfrid Eikenberry to discuss USA-RWANDA Military Education ties
The Minister of Defence Gen James Kabarebe, on 2 February 2015, received Ambassador Lt Gen (Rtd) Karl Winfrid Eikenberry, from the United States, at Defence Headquarters, Kimihurura . The two Generals discussed military cooperation between the United States and the Republic of Rwanda.
“We talked about different aspects of US and Rwanda military cooperation. Specifically, we talked about military education”, Ambassador Gen Karl Winfrid told the media after paying a courtesy call on Hon Minister Gen James Kabarebe.
The Ministry of Health last evening dispatched ambulances to rescue Rwandans reportedly injured in an accident when travelling back home on a bus belonging to Kampala Coach.
Officials from Rwanda and DR Congo have reiterated commitment toward facilitating the voluntary repatriation of fighters formerly with the defunct rebel group, M23.
Police at Rusizi border post, on Tuesday, impounded a Range Rover Sport V8, said to have been stolen from the United Kingdom.
Tanzania’s position on the FDLR rebels is puzzling, and it is putting far too much on the line for benefits that are unclear.
Dr. Israel Ahimbisibwe, his wife Mrs. Dorcus Ahimbisibwe and their last born son, junior ‘Jay’, were found dead in an apartment complex in West Houston, United States
President Goodluck Jonathan narrowly escaped a car bomb in the northeastern Nigerian city of Gombe on Monday.
On 2nd February in 1971, General Idi Amin Dada named himself the third president of Uganda, a week after leading the military coup that toppled the country’s second post-colonial leader, Milton Obote. Charismatic to the public, he proved a cruel, greedy tyrant behind closed doors.
Over 85 litres of illicit brew commonly known as Kanyanga were destroyed in Bugesera District on Sunday, following operations by Police that aim to rid the country of the hazardous product. Police Reports
The legendary coach has played for Amavubi stars before he started coaching as a career. He died this morning at Kanombe Military Hospital. The cause of death has not yet been released to the media.
Many in Rwanda have been sceptical about the United Nations taking up arms against the so-called Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR). They have good reason. Joseph Rwagatare writes
A few weeks ago, I watched with amazement the documentary, Rwanda’s Untold Story, produced by Jane Corbin and broadcast by the BBC. I revisit this documentary because its ramifications are ongoing. J.M Kabarega writes
Two Uganda nationals are among the 16 people killed by unknown gunmen at a pub in A’ru town in the Democratic Republic of Congo on February 1, 2015 at midnight.
The deceased identified as Aminah Mugabirwe Night 28, the proprietor of Bandale Digitale Night Club was shot on the head and died shortly when she was rushed to Ania Church hospital in A’ru town.
45 Al-Shabaab militants were killed and 18 others critically injured in Lower Shebelle region in southern Somalia after a precision airstrike hit their camp and a convoy mid-day Saturday.
Hell of a week for RNP: The Police had to deal with grenades, fake money, theft recovery as well as Cocaine and medicine smugglers
In the last week of January 2015, Police conducted several notable activities that are geared towards enforcing law and order. Inits weekly report the Rwanda National Police reveals incidents that that have made their week tough.
The United States has welcomed the offensive launched by the DR Congo government forces against the Rwandan rebels based in the eastern part of the country.
"Rwandans Celebrate the Resilience of the Rwandan Spirit and hard work of Rwandans in our country’s transformation” President Kagame
Rwanda has Sunday paid a special tribute to the country’s heroes who put their lives on the line for their country, Chimp corps report.
Today, Rwandans converged at village levels to remember the lives of their heroes.
Prime Minister Bernard Mukuza, Defence Minister Gen James Kabarebe and Uganda’s Ambassador to Rwanda, Richard Kabonero, who also doubles as head of Diplomatic Corps in the country, attended the ceremony of laying wreaths at the Heroes Mausoleum in Kigali.
The Mausoleum contains the grave of former RPF commander, Maj Gen Fred Rwigyema and “the unknown soldier” which represents all combatants that died during the 1990-1994 RPF
February 1 is a special day meant to commemorate the roles played by the country’s heroes in different spheres of life and also reflect on values for which they are remembered.
By the age of 18 Ongwen had become a major. By the time he became a brigadier, in his early 20s, Ongwen had developed a reputation as a daring and fierce fighter and had become one of the top LRA commanders.
Uganda has issued a three-month ultimatum to Democratic Republic of Congo to relocate hundreds of ex-rebel fighters or they will be handed to the United Nations, an army spokesman said Thursday.
The Executive Secretary for Chancellery for Heroes, National Order and Decoration of Honour (Cheno), Deo Nkusi, has said his office has finalised scrutiny of 14 people nominated by the public as potential heroes and will soon forward the names to Cabinet for approval.
Only smaller parties, two of six opposition parties that fielded candidates in the last presidential race, Uganda Federal Alliance and the People’s Progressive Party appear to be focused on investing more of their resources in parliamentary and local council seats.
Rwanda National Police (RNP) yesterday arrested Lovini Wanjiku Ngoroge, 45, a Kenyan citizen in connection with trafficking 2.5 kilogrammes of cocaine worth Rwf85 million.
United Nations support for a planned military operation against Rwandan rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo could be in doubt because Congo named a general accused of rights abuses to head the offensive, diplomats and officials said on Friday.
Burundi:Opposition parties accuse Nkurunziza of "massive fraud" during voters registration process for the upcoming elections
Opposition parties have accused the government of "massive fraud" and demanded the resignation of the electoral Commission, alleging there was mass distribution of identification cards to supporters of the ruling party.
President and first lady post heartwarming happy snaps to promote Obamacare as deadline to sign up for health insurance approaches
Eugene de Kock, known as "Prime Evil", was sentenced to two life terms for murder and torture of black activists.
Many Boko Haram fighters reportedly killed in first action by foreign troops on Nigerian soil against the armed group.
The new chairman of the African Union, Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, is the continent’s oldest leader — and one of its most controversial post-colonial figures.
ARRDC -Isangano the Rwandan leadership opposition party has announced on 28 January 2015 that the political party has now made up a rebel group with combatants who will be trained to attack Rwanda.
Uganda and Rwanda have signed an agreement for the two countries to share intelligence on rebel groups operating from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) against each other’s government.Representatives of the Ugandan army and Rwanda’s army on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding after a closed door meeting held at the border town of Kabale on Wednesday. Star Africa reports
Rwanda today begins its role in the implementation of a continental water and sanitation plan at the African Union Summit that kicks off today in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The United Nations Security Council Yesterday renewed its sanctions on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to prevent the supply, sale or transfer of arms, training, and financing, to armed groups.
Rwanda National Police (RNP), on January 29 handed over half a million francs to Ugandan Police Staff, after it was recovered from a suspected thief who had crossed into Rwanda.
In DRC UN Only Supports Army, As On Minova Rapes, HRW Soft on Ladsous. Inner City Press Journal reports.
UNITED NATIONS, January 29, After the UN repeatedly said Congolese President Joseph Kabila would sign with the UN a Joint Directive for military operations against the FDLR, and a week after the UN’s Herve Ladsous refused to answer Press questions about it, the UN put this out:
The Operation Codenamed Sokola2 is aimed at ensuring that the FDLR forces that are mainly comprised of the Rebels who fled Rwanda after the 1994 Genocide, are all disarmed, the Congolese Chief of Armed forces General Didier Etumba said.
On 27 January, Rusizi district official held a security meeting where reports revealed that some Rwandans from sectors near Rwanda-Burundi border have received new Identity cards of the neighboring country.
South Sudanese president Salva Kiir was rushed to hospital in the Ethiopian Capital, Addis Ababa, on Wednesday after he fell ill during a meeting.
Operations against FDLR will be complicated but not impossible”, Martin Kobler speaking in a press conference yesterday in Goma. The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in the DRC and the UN have recently expressed worries that the DRC officials delay "Decisive Action" in bringing the FDLR’s long history of brutality and impunity to an end.
The Prosecution is investigating a case in which a popular businesswoman in Gakenke District is accused of forging documents and embezzling public funds.