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RwandAir to fly to Brussels from July

RwandAir will begin non-stop flights to the Belgium capital from next month, the airline has said. The Rwandan flag carrier said it will fly its Airbus A330 planes three times a week from Kigali to Brussels directly from July 14, with a…

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…

Tanzania signs contract with Chinese firm to expand main port

Tanzania's government signed a $154 million contract on Saturday with the state-run China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) to expand the main port in the commercial capital, Dar es Salaam. Tanzania is seeking financing for infrastructure…

AfDB approves 343,000 dollars for honey production in Rwanda

The African Development Bank, in partnership with SERUKA – a national women’s organization focusing on women’s economic empowerment in Rwanda –has launched the Rwanda Honey Value Chain Project, which aims to enhance honey production in the…

Rwanda slaps $8.4m fine on MTN

Rwanda’s leading telecommunications firm MTN has been hit with an $8.5 million (Rwf7.03 billion) fine by the regulator. The Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (Rura) said Wednesday that MTN failed to comply with license obligations.…

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…

Rwandan jailed for life for genocide crimes

A Rwandan man accused of leading and coordinating attacks on minority Tutsis during Rwanda's 1994 genocide has been sentenced to life imprisonment for his role in the mass slaughter, Rwanda's high court said on Thursday. In the genocide, an…

British Rwanda ‘plot’ woman back in UK

A pregnant British woman from Leeds who was arrested in Rwanda on suspicion of plotting to undermine President Paul Kagame is back in the UK. Violette Uwamahoro was granted bail last month by a court which ruled that her detention over…