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Kagame picked by his party as August candidate

Rwanda's ruling party has chosen longtime President Paul Kagame as its candidate for the August election. Kagame has ruled the East African nation since 2000. He was elected unopposed Saturday by Rwandan Patriotic Front members. He is…

Female challenger of Rwanda’s Kagame hit by scandal

The presidential bid of 35-year-old Diane Shima Rwigara was tested after she declared her intention to contest in Rwanda’s August general elections as the first female independent candidate. Social media was flooded last Friday with nude…

Kagame to meet AU foreign ministers over reforms progress

Rwandan President Paul Kagame will next week meet with foreign ministers from the African Union member countries in Kigali to discuss ways of fast-tracking the implementation of the continental bloc’s reforms. As the head of the…

Rwandan woman to challenge Kagame in August poll

An independent woman candidate announced on Wednesday she would challenge President Paul Kagame, joining two other candidates hoping to defeat him in August elections after 17 years in office. Diane Rwigara, a 35-year-old accountant, said…

New Whistleblowers Law in the Offing in Rwanda

A revised whistleblowers legislation is closer to fruition after a Cabinet meeting last week approved the draft law. According to the Ministry of Justice, the draft law not only covers corruption related cases, but other incidences of…

Rwanda court releases UK woman

A Rwandan court has released a pregnant woman from the United Kingdom who was accused of involvement in a plot against Rwanda's government.