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Rwanda park attack retaliation

Rwandan security forces killed 19 people in a group that carried out a deadly attack in a tourist hub in the north of the...

Treason charges brought in Rwanda

Rwandan prosecutors charged 25 men with treason and other crimes related to alleged activities in a rebel group founded by a South African-based dissident....

First Libyan refugees arrive in Rwanda

Rwanda received 66 asylum-seekers previously held in a Libyan detention centre the first of 500 to be sent there under a new agreement with...

Senior Rwandan opposition official stabbed and killed

A senior official in an opposition political party in Rwanda was stabbed to death, in what the party’s leader said was an attempt to...

US issues draft RFP for medevac aircraft for Rwanda

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The United States has issued a draft request for proposals (RFP) for the acquisition of medical evacuation (medevac) aircraft for Rwanda. The Federal Business Opportunities...

Rwandan militia commander slain

]Democratic Republic of Congo’s army said it killed Sylvestre Mudacumura, commander of a Rwandan Hutu militia wanted by the International Criminal Court. Mudacumura was...

Shared Accord 2019 held in Rwanda

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Approximately 1,000 military members from 26 countries, including the U.S., participated in the multinational military exercise Shared Accord 2019, which took place in and...

Uganda blocks online access to Rwandan newspaper, casting shadow over pact...

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Uganda said on Friday it had blocked online access to Rwanda’s main state-owned newspaper on national security grounds, two days after the countries signed...

Border closed at Goma

DR Congo’s presidency said Rwandan authorities closed the border between Goma and nearby Gisenyi for people other than Congolese citizens leaving Rwanda. Goma confirmed its...

Ebola patient suspected of entering Rwanda

A woman who died of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo may have taken the deadly disease into Rwanda, according to a Ugandan...

Eight years jail for Rwandan who lied about genocide role

A Rwandan man was sentenced to more than eight years in prison after being convicted of concealing his involvement in the African nation’s 1994...

Rwanda re-opens Uganda border

Rwanda will re-open its busiest border post with Uganda to cargo trucks for 12 days, more than three months after it was closed amid...

Uganda protests Rwandan military incursion

Uganda protested an incursion by Rwandan soldiers on its territory it said resulted in two deaths, a development that could inflame tense relations between...

Guilty plea by Rwanda rebel official

Rebel official Callixte Nsabimana pleaded guilty in a Rwandan court to charges of terrorism, murder and hostage taking as part of a violent campaign...

Rwanda lifts ban on satirical cartoons

The Rwanda Supreme Court repealed a law banning publication of political cartoons, while upholding another punishing, insulting or defaming the president with at least...

Rwandan rebel group spokesman faces terrorism-related charges in Kigali court

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A Rwandan court filed terrorism-related charges against the spokesman for the FDLR rebel group on Monday, two months after his deportation from neighbouring Democratic...

Researchers appointed to investigate French role in Rwanda genocide

President Emmanuel Macron appointed researchers to carry out a two-year investigation into the role of the French army in the Rwandan genocide still a...

Rwanda honours those killed in genocide 25 years ago

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Rwandan President Paul Kagame began a week of solemn ceremonies on Sunday to commemorate the lives of 800,000 Tutsi and moderate Hutus murdered during...

Rwandan Mi-17 crashes in South Sudan

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A Rwanda Air Force Mi-17-1V helicopter has crashed in South Sudan whilst on a United Nations flight. The aircraft came down outside Pagak in northeast...

ISS: The Great Lakes can’t afford more instability

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Regional tensions in the Great Lakes are reaching an alarming level, with neighbours Rwanda and Uganda publicly raising the tone over the past few...

African Partnership Flight Rwanda concludes

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The African Partnership Flight Rwanda concluded with a closing ceremony in Kigali, Rwanda, on 8 March. Hosted by U.S. Air Forces Africa and the Rwanda...

Spokesman of leading Rwandan opposition politician found dead

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The spokesman for leading Rwandan opposition politician Victoire Ingabire has been found dead, a government official said on Sunday. It was not immediately clear how...

Rwanda/Uganda border dispute leads to trade accusations

Uganda accused Rwanda of blocking goods trucks and other vehicles from entering the country and of stopping its nationals crossing into Uganda amid a...

Top Rwandan opposition figure not deterred by detention

Diane Rwigara will not let more than a year in detention derail her campaign against President Paul Kagame, the rebel-turned-statesman lauded for transforming the...

ISS: Are Rwanda and South Africa irreconcilable?

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The slow but stubborn unfolding of justice in a humble magistrate’s court in South Africa continues to embarrass both Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame and...

Unidentified attackers torch three vehicles, kill two in Rwanda’s south

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Unidentified attackers torched three passenger vehicles in southern Rwanda on Saturday, killing two and injuring eight, the Ministry of Defence said, adding the military...

Kagame critic acquitted

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Diane Rwigara, a critic of veteran Rwandan president Paul Kagame, was acquitted by Rwanda's high court on charges including inciting insurrection and...

ISS: Rwanda and South Africa’s rocky road to reconciliation

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After an almost five-year delay, the Randburg Magistrate's Court in Johannesburg last week finally launched an inquest into the murder of Rwandan...

Rwanda Cabinet reshuffle

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Rwanda President Paul Kagame appointed new ministers of defence and foreign affairs in a cabinet reshuffle on Thursday. Albert Murasira, an army general,...

Tantalum tracker unveiled in Rwanda

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Rwanda's mining boss announced the world's first blockchain project to track tantalum from pit-face to refinery, part of a push to woo...

Drop charges against senior Rwandan officials – French prosecutor

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A French prosecutor recommended dropping charges against eight senior Rwandan officials, including the defence minister, being investigated over the death of President...

Bail for Rwandan presidential critic

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A Rwandan high court judge ordered the release on bail of an opposition activist and her mother detained last year on charges...

Exercise Shared Accord 2018 commences

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Participants from 15 nations and three international organizations have gathered for the U.S. Army Africa-led exercise Shared Accord 2018, which is taking...

Rwanda dismisses rebel incursion claims

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Rwandan police denied a militant group it says aims to topple President Paul Kagame was behind attacks on the country's southern border...

Rwanda receives Chinese military; eyes Russian missiles

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A Chinese military delegation has visited Rwanda to enhance military cooperation while Rwanda is discussing with Russia the delivery of air defence...

Congolese refuges arrested

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Rwandan police arrested 23 Congolese refugees after officials were pelted with stones, authorities said after two days of clashes in which a...

Migrants in limbo as deportation deal remains unfinished

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Israel is finalising a deal to deport thousands of African migrants to Uganda under a new scheme after agreements with Rwanda and...

Israel releases detained migrant after relocation deal collapses

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Israel released a small group of African migrants awaiting deportation following the collapse of an international deal to send them to Rwanda....

Deaths, injuries in Rwanda refugee camp

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At least five refugees were killed and 20 injured at a camp in Rwanda after a protest over a cut in food...

Congolese refugees claim Rwandan soldiers shot at them

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Congolese refugees in Rwanda said soldiers shot at them and wounded at least two people as refugees tried leave their camp in...

DR Congo/Rwanda border clash leaves soldiers dead

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Congolese soldiers were killed and wounded in a cross-border skirmish with Rwandan troops this week, Democratic Republic of Congo's military said. Each side...

No migrant deal signed with Israel – Rwanda and Uganda

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Rwanda and Uganda have not struck any deal to take in African migrants from Israel under a scheme condemned by rights groups....

Rwanda displays new self-propelled artillery

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Rwanda has acquired SH3 122 mm self-propelled artillery systems from China, and displayed them during a recent exercise. A single Norinco SH3 was...

Rwigara denied bail in Rwandan court

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A Rwandan court denied bail to a vocal critic of President Paul Kagame who was barred from running against him in an...

Kagame critic’s mother speaks out

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The mother and sister of a prominent critic of Rwanda's president said all three of them were tortured and deprived of food...

Kagame critic pleads not guilty

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A prominent opponent of Rwandan President Paul Kagame pleaded not guilty to charges of forgery and inciting insurrection and said she was...

Rwigara blocked from planning trial defence – lawyer

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A critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame cannot plan her defence on charges of insurrection and forgery because prosecutors have denied access...

Kagame critic in court

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A critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame will appear in court charged with inciting insurrection and forgery, the prosecutor's office said. Diane Shima...

Rwandan presidential critic charged with insurrection

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Diane Shima Rwigara, a critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame barred from challenging him in elections in August, was charged with inciting...

Opposition official and others charged for plotting against Rwanda government

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A Rwandan opposition official and eight others were charged with forming an armed group and seeking to overthrow government - indictments that...