|East Africa: Kenya School of Law Ordered to Admit Ugandans|
[Monitor] The Kenya High Court in Nairobi has quashed a decision by the Kenya School of Law (KSL) barring Ugandan, South Sudanese, Tanzanian, Rwandan and Burundian students from enrolling for KSL's Advocates Training Programme (...)
|Rwanda: Govt Counting on Trump to Repeal Conflict Minerals Rule|
[East African] Rwanda is counting on US President Donald Trump coming good on his intention to suspend a law that bars companies from handling conflict minerals to save the country more than $4 million spent annually on compliance.
Rwanda: Former Rwanda minister of mines released from custody
Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - A Rwandan court has ordered the release from custody of former minister of State for Mining, Evode Imena, who has been held for three weeks over allegations that he gave favours to his close friends to win mining contracts, a judicial source confirmed on Tuesday in (...)
Rwanda: India to open embassy in Rwanda
Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - India will soon open an embassy in Kigali, the visiting Vice President of India, Mohammad Hamid Ansari, revealed on Monday when he paid a courtesy call on Rwandan President Paul Kagame. Politics
Rwanda: India's VP visits Rwanda
Kigali,Rwanda (PANA) - The Vice President of India, Mohammad Hamid Ansari, arrived here late Sunday to start a state visit to Rwanda, an official source confirmed Monday in Kigali. Politics
East Africa: Burundi Peace Talks 'Marred By Hurdles'
[Citizen] Arusha/Kigali -Reconciliation talks between the warring parties in Burundi ended here yesterday with the facilitator, Retired President Benjamin Mkapa, admitting there were still some hurdles in the process.
Rwanda: Govt Mulls HIV Self-Testing Kit
[New Times] The Ministry of Health is planning to introduce an HIV self-testing (HIVST) service to supplement existing testing services such as health facility-based or mobile voluntary testing and counselling.
Rwanda: Women Drumming Away the Trauma of Genocide
[East African] For Marta, joining Rwanda's first female drumming troupe, Ingoma Nshya -- a co-operative of formed 10 years after the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi -- has helped her cope with the trauma of losing her husband in the (...)
Rwandan farmers ask for help as drought bites
Following months of prolonged drought in the country’s Eastern province, residents are seeking government assistance to accelerate expansion of water schemes.
[East Africa News Post] 19/02/2017
East Africa: Rwanda, Burundi Row 'Hurting' the Region
[Citizen] Kigali -Strained relations between Burundi and Rwanda continue to hurt some operations of the East African Community (EAC), including failure by officials of either side to attend a regional meeting on another state.
Health, fitness at SoHo Centre
After moving back to Rwanda in 2015, Yannick Ntwali founded the SoHo fitness centre late last year.
[East Africa News Post] 18/02/2017
Rwanda: Agri-Business Getting Youth Attention
[New Times] Rwanda's agriculture and livestock sector has long been characterised by an ageing farming population whose average age is 55 years. As a result, innovation, creativity and technology adaptation as well as skills transfer has been slow, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and (...)
Kigali: Research calls for new approach to youth employment in Africa
By Bernard Omondi Innovative research released today by The MasterCard Foundation is making the case for a new approach to youth employment training strategies in Africa. Invisible Lives: Understanding Youth Livelihoods in Ghana and Uganda, released today at the Young Africa Works Summit in Kigali, Rwanda, sheds light...
[The African Business Fortune] 17/02/2017
Rwanda: Trump Likely to Be Indifferent About Govt's Past
[The Conversation Africa] American foreign policy in East and Central Africa has remained relatively consistent since the 1990s. The Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations worked with what President Bill Clinton called a "new generation" of African leaders to stabilise the continent and (...)
Rwanda: New Bill Governing Police Passed
[New Times] Legislators have approved the new draft law determining the powers, responsibilities, organisation and functioning of the Rwanda National Police Force, replacing the 2010 legislation.
Rwanda: Early Release of Genocide Convicts Faulted
[New Times] The Chief Prosecutor of the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT), Dr Serge Brammertz, has added his voice against early release of persons convicted of participating in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, calling the victims' concerns (...)
Rwanda: Rwanda, MICT strengthen cooperation in information sharing
Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The United Nations Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT) and the Rwanda Public Prosecution Authority on Wednesday agreed to step up cooperation through investigation information sharing on Rwandans suspected of being involved in the 1994 genocide. (...)