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Rwandan Genocide: French Bank BNP Paribas under investigation

Judges in France have opened a judicial investigation against BNP Paribas for ‘complicity in genocide and complicity in crimes against humanity,’ AFP reports on Monday. According to AFP, the move comes after three NGOs had filed a lawsuit against BNP Paribas for alleged “complicity” in the 1994 genocide of the Tutsi minority in Rwanda. The […]

Rwanda: Nine people charged with plotting a coup d’état

An opposition leader and eight others were arrested and charged on Wednesday with forming an armed group and seeking to overthrow the Kagame government. The accused were arrested as part of investigations into formation of an irregular armed group. The indictments could see them jailed for life under the Rwandan law. Among the suspects, Boniface […]

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Rwanda, France move to strengthen mutual interests

Rwandan President Paul Kagame met with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York, as diplomatic relationships between the two nations remain hostage to the 1994 genocide, Reuters reports. Rwanda and France have an on-going dispute about the circumstances surrounding the 1994 plane crash, where most victims […]

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Let’s continue transforming lives, says Kagame after landslide victory

Rwanda’s incumbent president Paul Kagame, who swept to a massive victory in last weekend’s poll, said the work to continue transforming Rwanda begins now. Kagame won 98.6 per cent of the votes, with rival Frank Habineza winning 0.45 per cent and the independent candidate Phillipe Mpayimana winning 0.72 per cent of the votes, according to […]

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Rwanda: Diaspora casts votes in presidential poll

Rwandan expatriates have started casting ballots in presidential elections as polling stations in Kenya, Uganda, Djibouti and South Africa, opened on Thursday. More than 44,000 registered Diaspora are set to cast their vote. According to local media portal, the New Times, Rwandans back home will cast their votes in presidential polls on Friday, August 4. […]

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Youth Connekt Africa Summit Opens in Kigali

The inaugural Youth Connekt Africa summit opened in the Rwandan capital Kigali Thursday with the participation of over 2500 delegates from all over the continent. The summit is looking into ways to realize the potential of the continent’s youths, forming the world’s largest youth population. Besides setting up networks among participating delegates, the gathering will […]

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Fertilizer industry: Zambia seeks to attract Moroccan investors

Zambia, which remains a net importer of fertilizers, has called on Moroccan operators to invest in the fertilizer industry, to help curb the high cost of crop production. The call was launched by Minister of Agriculture Dora Siliya at a meeting in Lusaka Monday with a Moroccan delegation, led by Secretary of State for Foreign […]

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South Sudan seeks assistance to adopt Swahili as official language

The South Sudanese government on Wednesday announced plans to introduce Swahili language in school curriculum ahead of its adoption as an official language. In a statement quoted by the News portal, The Citizen, South Sudanese Vice President Taban Deng Gai has called on Tanzania to send Swahili teachers to the World’s youngest nation. The war […]

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Rwanda: Kagame warns EU against interference in elections

Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame has warned diplomatic missions in the capital Kigali against interfering in the country’s August general elections, Africanews reported on Wednesday. “The diplomatic missions here are not and should not replace the electoral commission,” Kagame was quoted as saying. Paul Kagame has held strong stance against western influence in Africa. He has […]

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AU secures $150 mln to boost Africa’s geothermal energy

The African Union has mobilized about $150 million in geothermal energy development in East Africa, Chinese News Agency Xinhua reported. According to Rashid Ali Abdallah, Principal Energy officer at the Department of Infrastructure and Energy of the AU, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Burundi, Rwanda and Kenya are the countries initially targeted by the funds. “East Africa alone […]

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