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Rwanda's President Kagame Defends Measure Extending his Time in Office

Rwanda’s President Kagame Defends Measure Extending his Time in Office

Rwandan President Paul Kagame defended on Friday a December referendum that could allow him to extend his time in office through 2034, a move that has been criticized by the United States and other Western powers.

27/02/2016 Saa 10:09:10
7th Police Women Convention Focus on Empowerment, Skills Development

7th Police Women Convention Focus on Empowerment, Skills Development

The seventh annual Rwanda National Police (RNP) Women Convention convened on February 26 in Kigali with close to 700 female police officers discussing on empowerment and skills development to promote gender equality in policing.

27/02/2016 Saa 09:22:47
UNICEF Officials from Finland Commends Isange One Stop Center Services

UNICEF Officials from Finland Commends Isange One Stop Center Services

A delegation from the National Committee for UNICEF Finland has praised Rwanda National Police (RNP) for its efficiency in responding to gender-based violence (GBV).

27/02/2016 Saa 08:54:54
Rwanda Opposition Figure Victoire Ingabire to Appear before African Court

Rwanda Opposition Figure Victoire Ingabire to Appear before African Court

Rwanda’s opposition figure Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza is to appear before the Arusha-based African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights next week.

26/02/2016 Saa 13:32:35
Cyanika market: Cross-border Trade to be Boosted by Rwf1.3bn Budget

Cyanika market: Cross-border Trade to be Boosted by Rwf1.3bn Budget

Construction works on a new market along the Rwanda-Uganda border post of Cyanika are set to be completed within a period of ten months following the ground-breaking ceremony on Wednesday.

26/02/2016 Saa 12:46:12
Parliament Rejects a Proposal over Private Management of Genocide Memorial Centres

Parliament Rejects a Proposal over Private Management of Genocide Memorial Centres

Rwanda Parliament has rejected a proposal seeking to give full authority to private institutions to manage genocide memorial sites located within their premises.

26/02/2016 Saa 11:57:55
I Feel Like Becoming a Real Terrorist, Uganda’s Opposition Leader Narrates his Touching Story

I Feel Like Becoming a Real Terrorist, Uganda’s Opposition Leader Narrates his Touching Story

On his Facebook page, Dr. Kizza Besigye has lamented about the horror he is facing daily in Uganda.

26/02/2016 Saa 08:57:15
Interpol’s I-24/7 System is Curbing Transnational Crimes, ACP Tony Kuramba

Interpol’s I-24/7 System is Curbing Transnational Crimes, ACP Tony Kuramba

As criminal networks continue to devise means to implement their evil plans, the International Police Organization’s Interpol – I-24/7 communication system has fundamentally changed the way the global law enforcement community works jointly to combat such sophisticated transnational crimes.

26/02/2016 Saa 08:36:22
Uganda's Main Opposition Leader Col Besigye Gathers Evidence to Challenge Election Outcome

Uganda’s Main Opposition Leader Col Besigye Gathers Evidence to Challenge Election Outcome

Uganda’s main opposition party says it’s working hard to gather evidence to legally challenge the outcome of the February 18 general election.

25/02/2016 Saa 17:48:24
UN Condemns Besigye Arrest, Election Rigging

UN Condemns Besigye Arrest, Election Rigging

The United Nations human rights office expressed concern today over the “tense” post-election situation in Uganda, following reports that at least two people have been killed and an unknown number of people injured, heavy military and police forces deployed in the streets of Kampala, and the arrests of four opposition leaders since Thursday’s elections.

25/02/2016 Saa 16:47:18
Kony's LRA Kill 4 Fallata in Remote Border Area of Sudan, CAR

Kony’s LRA Kill 4 Fallata in Remote Border Area of Sudan, CAR

At least four people from the Fallata tribe have been killed in separate attacks by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in the border area between Sudan, South Sudan and Central Africa Republic earlier this month.

25/02/2016 Saa 16:31:40
Somalia's Al-Shabab Killed '180 Kenyan Troops' in El-Ade

Somalia’s Al-Shabab Killed ’180 Kenyan Troops’ in El-Ade

At least 180 Kenyan troops were killed when al-Shabab attacked their base last month, Somalia’s president has said.

25/02/2016 Saa 14:23:11
Rwanda to Lower Bank Interest Rates, Governor

Rwanda to Lower Bank Interest Rates, Governor

Earlier this week, the Governor of the Central Bank (BNR) appeared before Parliament to explain the reasons behind commercial banks’ high interest rates and what could be done to tame them.

25/02/2016 Saa 11:18:56
Transparency International Vice-chair Commends RNP Anti- Corruption Strategies

Transparency International Vice-chair Commends RNP Anti- Corruption Strategies

The Vice-chairperson of Transparency International (TI) Board of Directors, Elena Panfilova on working visit in the country has lauded Rwanda National Police (RNP) for its efforts in combating corruption, saying that the measures put in place by the force are impressive and need to be sustained.

25/02/2016 Saa 09:09:51
Turkish Company to Build Rwanda’s Peat-to-Power Project

Turkish Company to Build Rwanda’s Peat-to-Power Project

Turkish company Hakan Mining and Electricity Generation Industry Inc. has signed a power purchase and concessional agreement with Rwanda to design, build, finance, own, operate and transfer an 80-MW peat-to-power plant on the eastern African country’s marshland area of Gisagara, located on the border with Burundi.

24/02/2016 Saa 15:16:10
Zimbabwe Opposition Youths Protest Against Mugabe's Birthday

Zimbabwe Opposition Youths Protest Against Mugabe’s Birthday

A group of youths belonging to Zimbabwe’s opposition have protested against plans to hold another birthday party for President Robert Mugabe in Masvingo this weekend.

24/02/2016 Saa 11:59:50
RNP, UK's National Crime Agency Hold Workshop on Child Protection

RNP, UK’s National Crime Agency Hold Workshop on Child Protection

Rwanda National Police in Partnership with UK based National Crime Agency (NCA) are holding a two-day workshop on prevention of child abuse that will focus on mechanisms to prevent and fight the vice.

24/02/2016 Saa 08:56:24
Rwanda Peace Academy Trains on Personnel Safety in Peacekeeping

Rwanda Peace Academy Trains on Personnel Safety in Peacekeeping

Military, Police and Civilian Officials from six Eastern Africa Standby Force countries have started a five days training at Rwanda Peace Academy in Musanze.

23/02/2016 Saa 15:22:40
Rwandan officials Visit Burundian Refugees to Discuss Relocation

Rwandan officials Visit Burundian Refugees to Discuss Relocation

KIGALI-Rwanda, Rwandan officials on Monday visited Mahama refugee camp in eastern Rwanda to brief refugees on the impending plan to relocate them to a third country.

23/02/2016 Saa 11:39:53
Batsinda to Get 300 Affordable Houses, Ministry

Batsinda to Get 300 Affordable Houses, Ministry

The recent deal signed between Pan African Housing Fund (PAHF) and Kigali Batsinda Estate Limited to construct 300 housing units will play a huge role in helping the city authorities meet the growing demand of housing in the country, experts have said.

23/02/2016 Saa 10:17:48
RNP Praises the Public for Holding a Free and Fair Local Government Elections

RNP Praises the Public for Holding a Free and Fair Local Government Elections

Rwanda National Police (RNP) would like to thank all Rwandans for respecting the electoral rules and regulations that led to the smooth, secure and incident-free elections of local leaders held on February 22.

23/02/2016 Saa 08:58:04
Ten killed in Attempted Abidjan Jail Break

Ten killed in Attempted Abidjan Jail Break

Ten people were killed, including a guard, during a prison riot at the Ivory Coast’s main detention centre, Attorney General Aly Yeo said on Monday.

22/02/2016 Saa 17:52:57
Sudan Bans UN, International Agencies in Darfur over Security Reasons

Sudan Bans UN, International Agencies in Darfur over Security Reasons

Sudan on Sunday banned UN agencies and international organizations from moving in Central Darfur State, citing security reasons.

22/02/2016 Saa 17:37:45
S. African Woman on Trial over Baby-Snatching Case

S. African Woman on Trial over Baby-Snatching Case

A woman charged with stealing a newborn baby 18 years ago appeared briefly in a South African court Monday, in a case that came to light only when school pupils noticed a startling resemblance between a student and a new girl.

22/02/2016 Saa 16:46:20
We Won’t Delete Names on Rerun Ballots, Says ZEC

We Won’t Delete Names on Rerun Ballots, Says ZEC

Zanzibar. The Zanzibar Electoral Commission (ZEC) has reiterated that it won’t remove from the ballot papers the names of candidates who have boycotted the Isles elections rerun.

22/02/2016 Saa 13:12:47
King Burnt Minutes of Meeting

King Burnt Minutes of Meeting

Cape Town - AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo burnt documents containing the minutes of a meeting which debated who his successor should be, shortly before his incarceration, a meeting of the abaThembu royal family heard.

22/02/2016 Saa 08:15:41
RNP Takes Anti-Crime Drive to High Schools

RNP Takes Anti-Crime Drive to High Schools

In a bid to ensure crime prevention especially among the youths, Rwanda National Police (RNP) is conducting a nationwide anti-crime drive in several secondary schools.

22/02/2016 Saa 07:59:53
Rwanda announces Burundians relocation, Refugees fund goes at stake, Experts

Rwanda announces Burundians relocation, Refugees fund goes at stake, Experts

The decision by Rwanda to relocate Burundian refugees to other countries is threatening to turn off the tap of donor funding for refugee programmes, experts say.

21/02/2016 Saa 19:28:50
'Rwanda Students Have Good Track Record'

’Rwanda Students Have Good Track Record’

About 95 per cent of students from Rwanda who go to other countries for further education are given scholarship by their nation and almost everyone returns with a good track record, said High Commissioner of Rwanda.

21/02/2016 Saa 18:09:57
Uganda's Opposition Leader Urges Protests Over His House Arrest By Museveni

Uganda’s Opposition Leader Urges Protests Over His House Arrest By Museveni

KAMPALA, Uganda, Uganda’s main opposition leader on Sunday urged his supporters to protest his continued detention at home in the aftermath of a disputed presidential election that was won by President Yoweri Museveni.

21/02/2016 Saa 17:44:49
US cannot Lecture me on Uganda's Elections or on Besigye, Museveni

US cannot Lecture me on Uganda’s Elections or on Besigye, Museveni

In a statement released by US Department of State Saturday, Washington said it was concerned about pre-ticked ballots, vote buying and intimidation that characterized Ugandan elections describing it as shortfall in the road to democracy.

21/02/2016 Saa 17:16:49
Uganda's Opposition President Col. Besigye Under Preventive Arrest as Museveni Wins 2016 Elections, He Extends his 30-Year Rule

Uganda’s Opposition President Col. Besigye Under Preventive Arrest as Museveni Wins 2016 Elections, He Extends his 30-Year Rule

President Yoweri Museveni has won Uganda’s presidential election, the electoral commission said on Saturday, cementing his 30-year grip on power in the East African nation.

20/02/2016 Saa 16:18:13
The 4th Battalion Special Intervention Force complete Field Training Exercise

The 4th Battalion Special Intervention Force complete Field Training Exercise

The 4th battalion of Rwanda National Police Special Intervention Force on February 18, completed a one week Field Training Exercise (FTX) that was conducted at the Police Training Centre in Mayange, Bugesera District.

20/02/2016 Saa 10:54:05
Rwanda Hails JPM for Cleansing Dar Port

Rwanda Hails JPM for Cleansing Dar Port

The government of Rwanda has commended President John Magufuli for solving problems facing the Dar es Salaam port and creating a conducive environment for trade between Tanzania and Rwanda.

20/02/2016 Saa 10:18:22
RNP to Deploy 20 More IPOS to CAR

RNP to Deploy 20 More IPOS to CAR

Rwanda National Police will on February 21, dispatch a team of 20 Individual Police Officers (IPOs) to Central African Republic to serve under the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA).

20/02/2016 Saa 09:55:17
Gunshots in Kampala as FDC’s President Kizza Besigye is Detained for the Fourth Time in Just a Week

Gunshots in Kampala as FDC’s President Kizza Besigye is Detained for the Fourth Time in Just a Week

FDC presidential candidate, Kizza Besigye, FDC president Mugisha Muntu, Secretary for mobilisation, Ingrid Turinawe, and chairman, Amb Wasswa Birigwa, have been arrested.

19/02/2016 Saa 15:48:55
18 Killed in Fighting at UN Compound in South Sudan

18 Killed in Fighting at UN Compound in South Sudan

Fighting at a United Nations compound sheltering people fleeing conflict in South Sudan has killed 18 people, including two Medicins Sans Frontieres workers, the international medical aid group said.

19/02/2016 Saa 14:55:32
Pope Hints at Relaxation of Contraception Ban over Zika Virus

Pope Hints at Relaxation of Contraception Ban over Zika Virus

Pope Francis has hinted that the use of contraception by women at risk of contracting the Zika virus may be permissible.

19/02/2016 Saa 13:05:05
Second Day of Voting in Chaotic Uganda Election

Second Day of Voting in Chaotic Uganda Election

Dozens of polling stations in Uganda were forced to open for a second day on Friday after the late delivery of ballot boxes and voting papers prevented many from casting their ballots.

19/02/2016 Saa 10:56:22
FDC Opposition Leader Arrested As Uganda Holds Elections

FDC Opposition Leader Arrested As Uganda Holds Elections

Police fired tear gas at voters angered by delays in polls, which incumbent Yoweri Museveni is expected to win.

18/02/2016 Saa 19:20:35

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