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Stanislas Kamanzi

Rwanda calls for fight against genocidal ideologies

The Ambassador of Rwanda to Nigeria, Stanislas Kamanzi, has called for support of the francophone countries and the international community on its commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide of 1994 against the Tutsi ethnic group, on April 7.
French President Emmanuel Macron (R) stands by a traditional Epiphany cake during a ceremony at the Elysee palace in Paris, on January 11, 2019. (Photo by Ian LANGSDON - POOL - AFP)

Rwanda invites Emmanuel Macron to attend 25th anniversary of genocide

Rwanda, which has accused France of complicity in the 1994 genocide that killed some 800,000 of its citizens, said Tuesday it had invited President Emmanuel Macron to attend the 25th anniversary of the massacre on April 7.
Ethiopian Airlines

Nationals on board crashed Ethiopian Airlines flight

Herewith the latest breakdown of the nationalities of most among the 157 people aboard Nairobi-bound Ethiopian Airlines ET 302 which crashed shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa on Sunday morning.

Nigeria to host Rugby Africa Silver Cup 2019

Rugby Africa has confirmed Nigeria to host the Africa Silver Cup 2019 Pool A tournament from 6th-17th June in Lagos.
Bandits shot dead six people in eastern DR Congo overnight, sparking angry protests by residents who blockaded the main street running through Goma city on Sunday, officials said.

Anger in eastern DR Congo as 6 more die in Goma shootings

Bandits shot dead six people in eastern DR Congo overnight, sparking angry protests by residents who blockaded the main street running through Goma city on Sunday, officials said.

President Kenyatta intervenes to save Kenya Airways

Authorities closed the week preparing for a final push to the proposed merger between Kenya Airways and the agency that manages the country’s airports — the Kenya Airports Authority.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 7, 2018 a health worker waits to handle a new unconfirmed Ebola patient at a newly build MSF (Doctors Without Borders) supported Ebola treatment centre (ETC) in Bunia, Democratic Republic of the Congo. – Photographers for Agence France-Presse scooped up four nominations on February 20, 2019 in the prestigious 2019 World Press Photo of the Year Award, with the winners to be announced at a gala event in April. Kinshasa-based shooter John Wessels bagged two nominations in the General News – Singles category for including a picture taken of a Congolese health worker waiting for a suspected Ebola patient. (Photo by John WESSELS / AFP)

Ebola outbreak ‘under control’ in part of eastern DR Congo

An Ebola epidemic that has killed more than 500 people in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has been brought under control in one major area, the health ministry said late Tuesday.

Rwanda seizes skin bleaching products worth $46,000

Rwandan authorities have seized skin bleaching products and other illegal products worth $46,000 in a joint operation conducted in different parts of the country, the Rwanda Investigation Bureau said on Friday.

South Sudan refugees fleeing to DR Congo

Thousands of people fleeing violence in South Sudan have crossed the border into northeast Democratic Republic of Congo, the UN said on Wednesday.

Stakeholders: Consistent citizen education needed to curb hate content

Educators and other stakeholders have called for sustained citizens enlightenment by relevant authorities to curb the spreading of hate contents on social media platforms.

Egypt’s Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi elected new African Union chairman

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has been elected chairman of the African Union at the continental body's summit in Ethiopia.
Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame (L) and Ethiopia’s President Sahle-Work Zewde (R) attend the “Africa leadership meeting, investing in health”, ahead of an African Union summit in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa on February 9, 2019. SIMON MAINA / AFP

As Paul Kagame steps down, Egypt takes helm at African Union

Rwandan President Paul Kagame, who led an active, reformist tenure as African Union chair, on Sunday passes the baton to Egypt, seen as more likely to focus on security issues than expanding the powers of the body.

Nigeria cricket targets north-east for talent hunt

Sequel to the recent successful International Series between Nigeria female cricket players and their Rwandan counterparts staged in Abuja, the Nigeria Cricket Federation (NCF) has disclosed plans to hunt for talent in the country’s north east and Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in the area.

Central Africa government inks peace deal with militias

The government of the Central African Republic and 14 armed groups inked a new peace accord on Tuesday seeking to end years of fighting that have left thousands of people dead.
Jakaya Kikwete

Ex-Tanzanian president Jakaya Kikwete leads Commonwealth observers for Nigeria election

The Commonwealth has deployed a 20-member Observer Group, led by former President Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania, for the February 16 Nigerian presidential election.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 12, 2017 Felix Tshisekedi, leader of the main Democratic Republic of Congo opposition party, The Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS), speaks during a press conference in his residence in Kinshasa. – The United States on January 23, 2019 recognized Felix Tshisekedi as the next president of DR Congo, casting aside concerns over the election as it hailed a historic peaceful transfer of power. The United States joins the African Union and European Union in signaling they were ready to work with Tshisekedi, showing no appetite to prolong uncertainties in the violence-prone country despite rival Martin Fayulu’s allegations of widespread fraud. (Photo by JOHN WESSELS / AFP)

DR Congo seeks UN help against Rwanda rebels on border

DR Congo's government has asked its UN peacekeeping mission for help against Rwandan rebels planning operations against Rwanda from inside Congolese territory, the UN said on Wednesday.

Report: Sub-Saharan Africa, home of world’s most corrupt governments

The nations of sub-Saharan Africa are still perceived on average to have the world’s most corrupt governments, according to the latest index published by Transparency International (TI).

Abuja chamber boss urges federal government to sign ACFTA

Prince Adetokunbo Kayode, president Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), has said the continued refusal of the Federal Government to sign African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) has become a national shame, in view of the prominent position of Nigeria in African trade.

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