Tag Archives: Rwanda

09 July 17

Amnesty: ‘Climate of fear’ ahead of Rwanda election

Amnesty International has warned next month’s election in Rwanda will be held under a “climate of fear”, following “two decades of attacks on the political opposition, independent media and human rights defenders”.

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04 July 17

Rwanda: Three presidential candidates disqualified

Rwanda’s electoral commission has disqualified three candidates for next month’s presidential election.

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06 June 17

Rwanda increases budget for 2017/18 by 7 pct

Rwanda plans to increase government spending during the 2017/18 fiscal year by seven percent, the country’s finance minister announced on Thursday.

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13 May 17

Rwanda: Opposition member ‘assassinated’

A member a banned opposition party in Rwanda has been assassinated, according to party officials.

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08 May 17

Rwanda world’s largest producer of vital mineral for electronics

Rwanda is the world’s largest producer of tantalum, an essential mineral for the electronics industries.

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07 May 17

Rwanda: As candidates step up, could Paul Kagame possibly lose this year’s election?

The notion that Paul Kagame could lose this year’s presidential election seems almost laughable. This is the man who won his last outing with 93% of the votes and last year saw his country vote 98% in favour of constitutional
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26 April 17

Ethiopia, Rwanda step up cooperation efforts

Ethiopia and Rwanda have set out a number of additional cooperation agreements at a meeting in Kigali on Tuesday.

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24 April 17

East Africa’s President-for-Life Syndrome

Many Africa watchers might have taken the recent successful ejection of the Gambia’s defeated dictator, Yahya Jammeh, as a sign of hope for the upward swing of democracy in Africa. But despite this morsel of good news, the latest edition
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22 April 17

World Bank names Rwanda among most resilient economies

A new report from the World Bank has named Rwanda among Africa’s most resilient economies.

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30 January 17

Rwanda failing to produce quality meat as prices rise, bird flu spreads

Rwanda is facing a meat shortage as prices in the country continue to rise and a bird flu outbreak spreads across Africa.

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