President Donald Trump has boosted the US military’s authority to step up air strikes in the fight against Islamist insurgents in Somalia, the Defense Department said.
A rebel in charge of communications for warlord Joseph Kony has surrendered to Ugandan forces, the military said today, shortly after the U.S. indicated it was pulling out of the international manhunt for one of Africa’s most notorious fugitives.
She got the office in the West Wing last week, and now she’s getting the title to go with it.
Rwanda Football Federation (Ferwafa) has deliberated that the topflight women’s league be divided into two with eight clubs in either competition ahead of the new season.
Somali Parliament on Wednesday approved a new cabinet appointed by Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire a week ago.
The Trump Administration’s budget proposal for next year includes drastic cuts to a myriad of social services and programs, to environmental protection, education, public housing, and the arts and science.
The complainant was travelling in an autorickshaw when several men pulled her out and beat her up.
Police on Tuesday confirmed the discovery of the bodies of two Europeans and one Congolese in the Central Kasai province in the area where two UN experts and four Congolese were kidnapped about two weeks ago.
Burundi and Belgium have vowed to rehabilitate bilateral relations that had faced "turbulences" since 2015, the Belgian ambassador to Burundi said Tuesday.
The world’s largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has been declared in three African countries on the brink of famine, just as President Donald Trump’s proposed foreign aid cuts threaten to pull the United States from its historic role as the world’s top emergency donor.
The bishops of the Democratic Republic of the Congo have withdrawn from their role as mediator between the government of President Joseph Kabila, who has remained in office beyond his constitutional term limit, and the opposition, which has called for new elections.
Poor students in Burundi are taking action over the government’s decision to abolish scholarships.
Uwamahoro was arrested in February after travelling to Rwanda to attend her father’s funeral.
Police in Kamonyi district is holding two men in connection vandalism of fiber optic cable lines belonging to KT Rwanda Networks Company.
At least six people died and 12 others were injured when a church building under construction collapsed at Muramba in Bubanza province, 35km west of the Burundian capital Bujumbura, local administration authorities said.
Rwandan president says Jewish state’s existence not an ‘infringement’ on others, highlights both countries as victims of genocide
The International Criminal Court has awarded symbolic reparations of $250 each to nearly 300 people who lost relatives, property or livestock or suffered psychological harm in a deadly attack on a Congolese village in 2003.
More than 200 migrants are feared dead after the latest shipwreck off the Libyan coast, according to Proactiva Open Arms. The Spanish aid organization’s spokesperson, Laura Lanuza, said Friday that at least 240 lives had likely been lost.
A group of non-government organizations (NGOs) on Friday called on African leaders to find practical solutions to protect and assist Somali refugees and asylum seekers facing ongoing conflict and a humanitarian crisis in Somalia.
Ousted president Hosni Mubarak left a military hospital on Friday where he had spent much of his six-year detention,and returned to his home in the Cairo suburb of Heliopolis. his lawyer said.Mubarak had been cleared for release earlier this month after a top court finally acquitted him of involvement in protester deaths during the 2011 revolt that ousted him.
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) may not seem such an exclusive club to many of its own citizens. After all, a few of its members – Swaziland and Zimbabwe spring to mind – systematically violate the club’s ostensible rules, regarding respect for democracy, the rule of law and governance especially, without evident fear of expulsion.
Rwanda National Police (RNP) is set to increase its participation in United Nations peacekeeping missions when they deploy the sixth Formed Police Unit (FPU) to serve under the UN Mission in South Sudan early next month.
The 23rd anniversary of the genocide against Tutsi due on April 7 will be marked with focus on fighting genocide ideology while building on current country’s progress, Rwanda’s National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG) said on Wednesday.
last Friday, Chinese President Xi Jinping welcomed President Paul Kagame with a grand ceremony at Tiananmen Square in Beijing. They were joined together by the two first ladies, respectively Peng Liyuan and Jeannette Kagame.
Burundi has acceded to the Agreement for the Establishment of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), making it a participating state of the continental trade finance bank.
A former Congolese vice president has been sentenced to an extra year in prison and fined 300,000 euros ($324,000) for interfering with witnesses in his trial at the International Criminal Court.
Judges at the International Criminal Court may Friday award the tribunal’s first monetary sums to victims of war crimes, with lawyers estimating some $16.4 million in damages were caused by a 2003 attack on a Congolese village.
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The World Bank Group President Dr. Jim Yong Kim described Rwanda’s use of drones to deliver life-saving blood as best example of how governments can tap into latest technologies for benefit of their citizens.
The Internet Society has announced that it will hold the first ever Africa Regional Internet and Development Dialogue from 8-9 May 2017 in Kigali, Rwanda, in partnership with UNESCO and Republic of Rwanda.
Recently, media reports have been awash with people being arrested over drug trafficking and seizure of scores of contrabands and narcotics.
Police say one woman slightly injured but no other damage reported after blast from ‘homemade’ device
Failings to ensure first peaceful transition of power in DRC could spark rise of insecurity and instability.
Vincent Murekezi is facing a fresh extradition bid following the signing of an Extradition Treaty between Rwanda and Malawi recently as the State has filed an application for his removal.
Rwanda recorded a GDP growth of 5.9 percent in 2016, lower than the 6.9 percent registered in the 2015, according to figures released by the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR).
The Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP) in charge of Administration and Personnel, Juvenal Marizamunda has challenged police officers to always ensure “conclusive investigations” and enough evidence for effective judicial process.
The White House acknowledged late Tuesday that Donald Trump paid $38 million in taxes in 2005, a rare view into the president’s jealously guarded finances that was leaked to the US media.
Struggling to push his small fishing boat out to sea, Hassan Yasin grumbles over what he and other coastal Somalis call a threat to their way of life: harassment by illegal fishermen and attacks by large foreign trawlers.
Armed pirates off the coast of Somalia who hijacked an oil tanker with eight Sri Lankan crew on board are demanding a ransom for the release of the vessel, the EU Naval Force said.
Six suspected drug dealers including three women were arrested on Monday in two separate operations conducted in Nyarugenge and Kirehe districts as Rwanda National Police (RNP) maintains its pace in breaking the chain of supply.