Tag Archives: Rwanda

17 April 19

Rwanda anniversary highlights the need to look back as well as forward

Last week, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres met Paul Kagame, president of Rwanda, to mark 25 years since the genocide which left around 800,000 people dead and wiped out 70% of the country’s Tutsi minority. In his speech to honor
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16 March 19

Uganda accuses Rwanda of economic sabotage

Uganda’s foreign ministry has accused Rwanda of economic sabotage as relations between the neighbouring countries continue to deteriorate.

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07 March 19

Rwanda accuses Uganda of supporting rebels as relations sour

Rwanda has accused Uganda of supporting rebel groups opposing President Paul Kagame as relations between the neighbouring countries continue to deteriorate.

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02 January 19

Rwanda opens first public coding school

Rwanda has opened its first public coding school where sixty selected students will begin their studies in software programming.

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10 December 18

Rwanda: Diane Rwigara acquitted of ‘baseless’ charges

Rwandan opposition leader and government critic Diane Rwigara has been acquitted of insurrection and forgery charges by a court in Kigali.

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10 November 18

Diane Rwigara: Prosecutors seek 22-year prison sentence for Rwandan activist

Prosecutors in Rwanda requested a 22-year prison sentence for Diane Rwigara, at the opening of her trial in the capital Kigali on Wednesday.

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31 October 18

World Bank: Rwanda 29th easiest country to do business in the world

Rwanda is the 29th easiest country to do business in the world, according to the World Bank’s Doing Business Report 2019, released on Wednesday.

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09 October 18

Rwanda: Diane Rwigara and mother freed on bail

The family of Rwandan opposition leader and government critic Diane Rwigara say she and her mother have been released on bail, after being detained for more than a year.

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03 October 18

Rwanda makes it illegal for cartoonists to ‘humiliate’ officials

Rwanda has made it illegal for cartoonists and writers to publish work that “humiliates” public officials, as part of new revisions to the country’s penal code.

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24 September 18

Rwanda: Diane Rwigara trial begins after multiple delays

Former presidential candidate and Paul Kagame critic Diane Rwigara faces trial today after months of delays.

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