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.
Nfamara Suwareh, one of the 141 Gambian migrants who arrived home on Friday from Libya following their request for voluntary repatriation has told the Daily Observer that, the treatment given to dogs in Libya is far more better than the way Africans are treated.
At least 65 people were killed in a giant landslide at Ethiopia’s largest rubbish dump this weekend, officials said Monday, in a tragedy that saw entire families including children buried alive.
American and Swedish UN investigators kidnapped by unidentified men with drivers and interpret.
Pirates have hijacked an oil tanker off the coast of Somalia, Somali officials and piracy experts said Tuesday, in the first hijacking of a large commercial vessel there since 2012.
A new cooperation between Sao Tome e’ Principe and Rwanda is an extension of Rwanda’s deliberate expansion of friendly relations in Africa and follows in the footsteps of similar deals signed in the recent past with Morocco - a country which re-entry into the African Union Rwanda supported greatly - and also with Djibouti and Mozambique, also Portuguese-speaking, among others.
The Burundian army Monday denied hosting armed groups that attack neighboring countries, responding to the report on the killing of two Rwandan nationals early Sunday by an armed group that allegedly retreated into Burundi.
A 350$-million deal to finance an 80 MW peat-to-power project in Rwanda, which will improve access to electricity for the three-quarters of the country’s population that is currently off the grid, has reached financial close.
A top SPLA-IO commander from Western Bahr al Ghazal has resigned and defected to the newly formed National Salvation Front (NAS) under Lt. Gen. Thomas Cirillo Swaka, the first high-level resignation this week from the main rebel group in South Sudan.
A briefing by a Burundian activist to the United Nations Security Council was cancelled at the last minute on Thursday after Russia objected to her participation, diplomats said.
The World Bank has approved a financing of 46 Million U.S. dollars to support Rwanda’s efforts to increase and intensify agricultural productivity and expand the development of value chains.
The signs of crisis are everywhere. Each day, thousands flood the capital in search of food.
As Burundi’s deadly conflict entered its 20th month, we spoke to a leading figure within the armed rebellion active inside the small African nation, to take stock of the situation.
The Gambian parliament, on Tuesday, scrapped the constitutional age limit on candidates for presidential election after new President Adama Barrow faced questions over his deputy’s eligibility due to her age.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday night delivered his maiden State of the Union address, which largely sought to unify the country and sought bipartisan support involving Democrats and Republicans.
Burundi’s application for the Southern African Development Community ( SADC) membership together with that of the Comoros has been submitted to the SADC’s Troika and will be deliberated on during the coming SADC meeting in Swaziland.
Two directors in charges of education in Kayonza District have been arrested following investigations into the recent recruitment of teachers in the district, which have unearthed gross malpractices.
For the second year running, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation has announced that there is no winner of the 2016 Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership.
The heir to the Samsung empire and four other top executives from the world’s biggest smartphone maker were indicted Tuesday on multiple charges including bribery and embezzlement, South Korean prosecutors said.
Congo’s President has agreed to pardon British-Norwegian dual citizen Joshua French, Justice Minister Alexis Thambwe Mwamba has said, with the minister guaranteeing that he will be released this year.
Mr Odrek Rwabwogo, the first son-in-law has presumably taken another swipe against a government by President Yoweri Museveni insinuating blindness and a disconnect from the main agenda of the country by ministries commanded by the head of state
South Sudan rebels have accused government forces of allegedly looting and burning down villages of civilians around Yuai, a former stronghold of the armed opposition (SPLA-IO) forces.
We like to tell ourselves we are better. We pride ourselves on being survivors of the fires of history. We are told we live in a country of believers. We have prayers at many occasions of state. But we also tell ourselves we are different, special, "not like other Africans, generally". Such stories we tell of ourselves, sometimes believing the tales, sometimes telling them compulsively because we have to hide from harsher, less palatable truths about ourselves.
A consultation of church leaders from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Rwanda, Uganda and Burundi opened in Addis Ababa on 23 February 2017.