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Rwanda: Tidjane Thiam has been recruited to develop the attractiveness of Rwanda financial sector

Franco-Ivorian banker Tidjane Thiam has been recruited by Rwanda to develop the attractiveness of its financial sector. The former head of Credit Suisse has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of Rwanda Finance Limited, a state-owned company whose mission is to turn Kigali into an international financial centre. Tidjane Thiam was appointed alongside […]

Rwanda: President Habyarimana’s widow heard by the French justice system

Agathe Habyarimana, the widow of the former Rwandan president, suspected of being involved in the 1994 genocide, was heard by the French justice system on Tuesday, November 3. A rare hearing in the context of the investigation into the role played by former gendarme Paul Barril at the time of the massacres. It had been […]

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Dialogue aiming at normalizing relations resumes between Rwanda and Burundi

Rwandan and Burundian foreign ministers met at the border between the two countries Tuesday morning. Bilateral discussions aimed at normalizing relations between the two neighbors, which have been at loggerheads since 2015. The dialogue thus seems to resume after years of mutual accusations. For Albert Shingiro, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Burundi, it is “the […]

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Rwanda: An international arrest warrant for Aloys Ntiwiragabo suspected of genocide

Rwanda issued an international arrest warrant for Aloys Ntiwiragabo, head of military intelligence during the 1994 Tutsi genocide in Rwanda. A preliminary investigation for crimes against humanity was recently opened against him in France, where he may reside. “We have issued an international arrest warrant for Aloys Ntiwiragabo, suspected of genocide,” which a French media […]

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Rwanda denounces presence of Ugandan soldiers on its soil

The conflict between Rwanda and Uganda has witnessed a new turning point with Kigali denouncing the fraudulent entry of Ugandan troops onto its territory. The conflict between Rwanda and Uganda is far from reaching its end. On August 12, the Rwandan government, through its Minister of Foreign Affairs, Vincent Biruta, expressed concern about the presence […]

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Covid 19: Rwanda opts for “punishment” rather than fines

In Rwanda, more than 70,000 people have been arrested in two weeks for violating government directives to combat Covid-19. According to authorities, most of the offenders who were masked incorrectly or not respecting the curfew from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., were taken to stadiums or other open places where they were held for several […]

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Football: Belgian coach fired in Tanzania after racist comments

The very popular Tanzanian football club Young Africans SC announced on 27 July 2020 the immediate dismissal of its Belgian coach. Luc Eymael had compared his own supporters to “monkeys or dogs” after a draw. “I’m not a racist, far from it,” he defended himself. “These fans know nothing about football… They sound like monkeys […]

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Important financial agreements between France and Rwanda

It is the concrete translation of the political warming between France and Rwanda. The two countries signed financing agreements worth 50 million euros on Tuesday 30 June at the French Development Agency. These financial agreements are the first to be signed between the two countries in nearly thirty years. These are two agreements. The first […]

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Dr Denis Mukwege resigns from Covid-19 monitoring committees in DR Congo

The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize winner announced it on the website of his Panzi Foundation. At the end of March, he was appointed president of the health commission and vice-president of the multi-sectoral commission in charge of monitoring the progress of the coronavirus and coordinating the fight in South Kivu. After presenting his “response strategy” […]

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Regional observer mission prevented from attending elections in Burundi

The election observation mission of the East African Community (EAC), expected earlier this week, will probably not be in Burundi for the triple election scheduled in nine days, at least according to a letter from the Burundian government to the secretariat general of this organization. The minister responsible for relations with this regional organization has […]

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