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South Sudan violence tops African Union summit agenda

Kigali - Renewed fighting in South Sudan that has claimed more than 300 lives is set to dominate an African Union summit due to open Sunday in the Rwandan capital Kigali.

UPS exploring drone delivery of medications

Delivery company UPS Partnership is examining the feasibility of using drones to deliver packages of medications into remote regions in Rwanda.

Rwanda expels 1,500 Burundians

Kigali - Rwanda has expelled over 1,500 Burundians in recent days, government officials said Monday, amid worsening relations between the neighbours.

Landslides kill nearly 50 in Rwanda

Kigali - At least 49 people were killed this weekend in landslides caused by torrential rains in rural Rwanda, the government said on Monday.

Rwandan genocide survivors hope for justice from Paris trial

Kayonza - Twenty-two years after the Rwandan genocide, Jean-Damascene Rutagungira still cannot bear the sight of the Catholic church in the eastern village of Kabarondo, where his family was massacred before his eyes.

Key genocide suspect transferred to Rwanda for prosecution

Kigali - Top level Rwandan genocide suspect Ladislas Ntaganzwa was flown from Kinshasa to Kigali on Sunday to face trial three months after his arrest in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Burundi refugees fearful after Rwanda expulsion threat

Kigali - "In Rwanda we're safe. I don't see anywhere else to go," says Audrey, one of thousands of Burundian refugees now living in Rwanda -- but fearful after Kigali unexpectedly announced plans to relocate them to other countries.

Abdoulaye Toure: A life dedicated to women’s empowerment Special

In early childhood, Abdoulaye Toure from Mali took his first stance against injustice towards women. When he was about six years old, he realized it was unfair for his mother to be responsible for all the household work.

Rwanda to relocate Burundi refugees to other countries: government

Kigali - Rwanda is to relocate refugees from Burundi to other countries, the government said Friday, amid accusations Kigali was meddling in the affairs of its troubled neighbour."The government of Rwanda...

Africa 'unanimously' backs Sheikh Salman for FIFA presidency

Kigali - The Confederation of African Football (CAF) said Friday it was backing Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa of Bahrain as its candidate to succeed Sepp Blatter as president of world body FIFA.

Rwanda's Kagame says will run for a third term in 2017

Kigali - Rwandan President Paul Kagame said Friday he would run for a third term in line with a constitution amendment which won overwhelming backing in a referendum last month."You have asked me to lead the country after 2017.

Rwanda jails ex-pastor for life for genocide killings

Kigali - A Rwandan court has sentenced a former pentecostal pastor to life in prison for leading a massacre of people sheltering in his church during the 1994 genocide, reports said Thursday.

Rwanda says won't join African Union force for Burundi

Kigali - Rwanda will not contribute troops to a peacekeeping mission in neighbouring Burundi, President Paul Kagame said, as he rejected claims his country was arming refugees as rebels.

Rwanda's Kagame praises vote allowing him extra terms

Kigali - Rwanda President Paul Kagame praised Monday a constitutional referendum allowing him to rule until 2034, but did not declare whether he intends to run in the next election.

Rwandans vote in favour of extra terms for Kagame: provisional results

Kigali - Rwanda has overwhelmingly voted to change the constitution to allow President Paul Kagame to potentially rule until 2034, election officials said Saturday citing nationwide referendum results.

Rwanda counts referendum vote for extra terms for Kagame

Kigali - Rwanda counted votes Friday after polls closed in a referendum to amend the constitution allowing President Paul Kagame to rule until 2034, with few expecting the changes to be rejected.

Rwandans abroad vote on Kagame third term

Kigali - Rwandans abroad were voting Thursday in a referendum to amend the constitution allowing President Paul Kagame to rule until 2034, a day ahead of the main vote inside the country.

Rwanda allegedly fueling war in Burundi says refugee organization Special

Rwanda stands accused of fueling a brutal insurgency in neighboring Burundi that could morph into a regional war, an international refugee organization warned Sunday.

Rwanda to hold December 18 vote on Kagame third term

Kigali - Rwanda will hold a referendum next week on a constitutional amendment that could see veteran leader Paul Kagame rule until 2034.

French soldiers 'ignored Rwandans pleas' in 1994 genocide

Nyamagabe - More than 20 years after the Rwandan genocide, survivors still carry painful memories of three fateful days when French soldiers allegedly left ethnic Tutsis to be slaughtered by Hutu killers.
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