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.
Somalia’s new prime minister has proposed a new Cabinet after Parliament rejected his last list of candidates, prompting international concerns political power struggles were stalling progress.
The Supreme Court in France has definitely agreed to hand over two former mayors, Tito Barahira and Octavian Ngenzi for their alleged participation in the Genocide of Tutsis in 1994. French sources have revealed this Wednesday.
Following his formal request to the UPDF Commissions Board for retirement, former Coordinator of intelligence organs Gen. David Sejusa, through his lawyers, has expressed worry over the way the matter is being handled.
The incident occurred at Kacyiru Presidency road at a roundabout near the former post office in Kigali.
The cause of the fire in the bus is not yet clear but Rwanda fire brigade trucks are already at the scene to control the situation
Operating from Bangui for the past one year, the 850-strong Rwandan men and women in uniform under the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in CAR (Minusca) have been returning home and are being replaced by a 750-strong contingent in the first rotation exercise.
Rwanda among eight countries to have their General Assembly voting rights suspended over non-payment of dues.
These countries have fallen foul of Article 19 of the UN Charter, which states that countries will lose their UNGA vote if their “arrears equals or exceeds the amount of the contributions due from it for the preceding two full years.”
It is always a grace for a country to have deceitful leader. My country Tanzania has always maintained the face of a peaceful and friendly country on the continent. This long enviable history, however, started to suffer when Jakaya Kikwete assumed presidency. Abdul Kanoti Says
South Sudan leader Gen Salva Kiir has directed all commanders of elite army units of SPLA to prepare for a “protracted” and “decisive” war against the rebels of Dr Riek Machar, saying his Vice President is not ready to honour peace agreements.
The Military High Court yesterday started hearing in substance the case involving Col. Tom Byabagamba, Brig. Gen. Frank Rusagara and (rtd) Sergeant François Kabayiza who are charged with several counts, some jointly, others individual.
Nigeria’s militant Islamist group Boko Haram is waging the most brutal insurgency in Africa. It has seized vast amounts of territory, threatening Nigeria’s territorial integrity and opening a new frontier by targeting neighbouring Cameroon. Officials estimate that some three million people are affected by the humanitarian crisis caused by the five-year insurgency in the north-east.
At least 45 per cent of master degree holders are underemployed, results of a survey on graduates’ competences and employment, which was commissioned by the Higher Education Council, show.
Pharmaceutical products, including 40 cartons of Coartem and 3, 000 tablets of Bactrim, were yesterday intercepted in Nyagatare District as they were being smuggled from Uganda.
Rwandans, diplomats and Israel residents from around the region yesterday gathered at Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre in Gisozi to commemorate the Holocaust that affected people of Jewish origin during the Second World War.
A very strange incident occurred at the National Resistance Movement (NRM) Victory Day celebrations at Boma grounds in Soroti on Monday, sparking superstitious insinuations.
The Rwanda National Police’s ongoing fight against corruption and drug abuse in the country continued to yield results with the arrest of five people, separately, during the weekend in a crackdown mounted from Friday.
Armed men on Sunday kidnapped the Central African Republic minister for sports and former rebel chief Armel Ningatoloum Sayo as he returned from church in the capital Bangui, his wife said.
Recent terrorist attacks in Europe have catalysed responses that would probably have invited torrents of criticism from Western governments and rights activists had they occurred in countries with governments they routinely chastised for human-rights abuses, even when they too are responding to developments they have identified as constituting threats to their national security.
January 26, 1986 marked the end of a five-year bloody armed struggle that catapulted Yoweri Museveni, the battle-hardened leader of the National Resistance Army (NRA), to Uganda’s highest political office.
Burundian authorities arrested Bob Rugurika, director of Radio publique africaine (RPA), days after his radio station broadcast a series of investigative reports into the September 2014 murder of three elderly Italian nuns in the country.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Friday evening called for probe over excessive use of force by security officers against demonstrators in Democratic Republic of the Congo cities, Kinshasa and Goma, and called for “a thorough and independent investigation” into the matter.
Working with Rwanda Tribunal, a formative experience that steps up Loretta Lynch to the Attorney General nomination
Loretta Lynch was nominated by Obama for the US Attorney general, a success that she believes was due to the experience she gained during her African sojourn mostly when she served as a volunteer legal advisor to the International Criminal Tribunal in Rwanda.
Two Rwandan police officers have been jailed for 20 years for murdering Gustave Makonene, a former Transparency International Rwanda employee that was investigating cross-border mineral smuggling.
After the death of Saudi Arabi ’s King Abdallah on Friday, world leaders are landing in Riyadh this saturday to attend the funeral.
Hundreds of business leaders and representatives of governments and organisations have attended the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland .
KINSHASA (Reuters) - At least 42 people have been killed in three days of protests in Democratic Republic of Congo over a proposed legal reform the opposition says would keep President Joseph Kabila in power for years, a rights group said, three times the official estimate.
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan officials on Tuesday rushed to condemn the use of teargas against children at a Nairobi primary school who were protesting at the loss of their playground.
Pope Francis has confirmed reports of his much anticipated visit to Africa particularly Uganda and the Central African Republic by the end of this year.