Prosecutors in Rwanda requested a 22-year prison sentence for Diane Rwigara, at the opening of her trial in the capital Kigali on Wednesday.
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.
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.
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.
Former presidential candidate and Paul Kagame critic Diane Rwigara faces trial today after months of delays.
Rwanda President Paul Kagame has approved the release of more than 2,000 political prisoners, including opposition leader Victoire Ingabire who was jailed in 2012 for conspiring against the government.
Two opposition candidates have won seats in Rwanda’s parliament for the first time in the country’s history.
Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has revealed that Portugal was the largest external investor in the country in 2017 – accounting for 23.8% of the top ten foreign investors last year. Portuguese firm Mota Engil Engenharia e Construcao Africa is behind
Rwanda has shrugged off the US’ decision to suspend its duty-free benefits for exporting clothes to the States – President Donald Trump’s latest move in a supposed “trade war”.
Rwanda has signed loan agreements worth more than $300 million with China and India as the two Asian leaders made their first visits to the East African nation.