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Ramaphosa tries to patch up relations with Rwanda

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Could South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s efforts to rekindle ties between his country and Rwanda also help resolve the dangerous standoff between Rwanda and...

Six people arrested in Rwanda, accused of spreading rumours

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Rwandan authorities have arrested six people including a journalist and members of an opposition party accused of publishing rumours allegedly intended to spark an...

Rwandan troops cannot stay in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado forever, Kagame says

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Rwandan President Paul Kagame said the country cannot stay forever in Mozambique's Cabo Delgado province, where allied Rwandan and Mozambican troops have been recapturing areas...

‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero was not kidnapped, says President Kagame

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Rwandan President Paul Kagame denied on Sunday that his government had kidnapped from abroad Paul Rusesabagina, whose widely acclaimed heroism inspired a Hollywood movie...

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...

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...

Forgery investigation underway in Rwanda

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Rwandan police are investigating Diane Shima Rwigara - a critic of President Paul Kagame barred from challenging him in elections this month...

Rwanda dismisses U.N. experts’ charge that it aided Burundi rebels

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Rwanda dismissed charges levelled in a report by U.N.-appointed experts that it supported rebels in neighbouring Burundi up until early 2016, saying...

Rwandan court jails former senior military officers

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Two former senior Rwandan military officers have been sentenced to up to 21 years in jail on charges of inciting the public...

US “disappointed” Rwandan president will seek a third term

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The United States is "deeply disappointed" by Rwandan President Paul Kagame's New Year's announcement that he would seek a third term in...

Date set for Rwandan referendum to extend presidential term limit

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Rwandans will vote in a referendum on December 18 on whether to amend the constitution and allow President Paul Kagame to remain...

Rwandan President warns of genocide in neighbouring Burundi

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Rwandan President Paul Kagame implored neighbouring Burundi to avoid the ethnic violence that ended in genocide in his country in 1994, in...

Rwandan lawmakers back move to let president run again

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Rwandan lawmakers backed a motion on Tuesday to let President Paul Kagame run for a third term in office, paving the way...

Rwanda court jails 11 for conspiring with rebels to topple govt

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A Rwandan court handed jail sentences ranging from 10 years to life to 11 people on Thursday for conspiring with a rebel...

Rwandan singer jailed for plot to kill president

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A popular singer in Rwanda known for his renditions of the national anthem was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Friday...

Eight members of Rwandan sect jailed for inciting revolt against Kagame

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Rwanda's high court convicted eight people on Monday of inciting rebellion for processing to President Paul Kagame's residence to deliver what they...

Attackers of Rwandan exile jailed for eight years in South Africa

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Four men convicted of trying to kill an exiled critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame in South Africa were each jailed for...

ISS: Rwanda and France – the blame-game continues

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Rwanda's President Paul Kagame doesn't often speak French. But at the 20th anniversary commemoration of the 1994 genocide on 7 April, he...

ISS: Rwanda – twenty years later

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Someone visiting Kigali these days would have great difficulty imagining that exactly 20 years ago, streets, ditches and latrines were filling up...

Weeping Rwandans told “never again” 20 years after genocide

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The United Nations chief told a packed stadium of sombre and weeping Rwandans on Monday the world would "never again" let genocide...

Rwanda’s foreign adventures test West’s patience

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Rwandan President Paul Kagame may dress in the sharp suits of a company CEO, but his language can be more like a...

France to shun Rwanda genocide ceremony after Kagame accusations

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France said on Saturday it had cancelled plans to attend a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide following accusations...

ISS: Managing Paul Kagame; Africa’s enfant terrible

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South Africa is conducting a fairly delicate struggle with Rwanda, trying to choreograph and coordinate complex moves to manage the difficult and...

South Africa rebukes Rwanda over attacks on exiled opponents

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South Africa delivered a diplomatic slap to Rwanda on Wednesday, warning it would not tolerate "criminal" attacks on its soil against Rwandan...

Rwanda sending ‘chilling message’ to dissenters

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Rwanda's track record of prosecuting politicians who criticize President Paul Kagame's government sends a chilling a message to opposition figures and rights...

U.S. rebukes Rwandan leader amid scrutiny over opponent’s murder

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The United States says it is deeply worried about threats made by Rwandan President Paul Kagame against political opponents after one of...

Stop asking me how to fix Congo, says Rwanda’s Kagame

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Rwandan President Paul Kagame says he doesn't understand why people keep asking him how to end decades of conflict in neighboring Democratic...

Key political risks to watch in Rwanda

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President Paul Kagame's landslide election win a year ago paved the way for political continuity amid criticisms he is turning the screws...

Rwanda repression rises ahead of poll: watchdog

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Insecurity and political repression are on the rise in Rwanda in the run-up to August's presidential ballot which incumbent Paul Kagame is...

Rwandan opposition seek FBI help over Nyamwasa attack

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The Democratic Green Party of Rwanda has come out ahead of other opposition parties to condemn the attempted assassination last weekend in...

Rwanda opposition asks US to help defuse tension

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Three Rwandan opposition parties have asked the United States to use its influence to help resolve social and political tension in the...

Rights researcher asked to leave Rwanda

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Rwanda has asked a human rights researcher to leave the country, citing anomalies in her visa application, in a move the watchdog...

Rwanda’s Kagame accuses opposition of contempt

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President Paul Kagame slammed three emerging opposition parties that plan to run against him in August elections and said they had been...

Zuma defends two wanted Rwandan officers

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South African president Jacob Zuma has defended his country over hosting two wanted army officers from Rwanda, and called on the United...

Kagame assures Rwanda safe after grenade blasts

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President Paul Kagame sought to reassure Rwandans yesterday that the country was safe, two weeks after a triple grenade attack shook the...

Sarkozy on historic visit in Rwanda

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French President Nicolas Sarkozy will visit Rwanda today to cement renewed ties with his counterpart Paul Kagame following years of acrimony and...

Rwandan opposition eyes union to fight Kagame

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Three emerging opposition parties in Rwanda said they were considering linking up to fight incumbent President Paul Kagame in April elections he...

Zambia, Rwanda to jointly pursue genocide suspects

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Zambia and Rwanda have agreed to jointly identify and arrest 1994 genocide suspects who may be living in Zambia as refugees, the...

Commonwealth Secretary-General to visit Rwanda

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Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma will make his maiden official visit to the Commonwealth's newest member, Rwanda, this week. He will be in...

Rwanda grenade attacks show need to disarm: police

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A string of unrelated grenade attacks that killed four people and wounded several others across Rwanda showed the need to reduce the...

Rwanda to issue Habyarimana assassination report

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Rwanda's government has announced it would today release a report that investigated the assassination of former President Juvenal Habyarimana. Jean Bosco Gasasira, editor...

Ex Darfur rebels detain three over peacekeeper killing

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Former Darfur rebels said they had detained three men suspected of killing two Rwandan peacekeepers in a shoot-out that soured relations between...

Five Rwandan peacekeepers killed in Darfur

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Five Rwandan peacekeepers have been shot dead and one wounded in Sudan's Darfur region, in separate incidents on Friday and Saturday, the...

France and Rwanda restore diplomatic ties

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France and Rwanda agreed to restore diplomatic relations after a three-year break yesterday, straight after the central African nation finally joined the...