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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.
Felix Tshisekedi

‘Doubts’ persist as region backs Felix Tshisekedi as DR Congo president

Regional powers hailed Felix Tshisekedi on Sunday as Democratic Republic of Congo's incoming president despite claims by his opponents of an election stitch-up and the EU and African Union warning of doubts over the result.

African leaders to meet over DR Congo vote dispute

Continental leaders will gather at the African Union this week to discuss the disputed election in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a spokesperson for the body said on Wednesday.

Paul Kagame highlights reform ‘urgency’ as AU summit opens

Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Saturday urged African heads of state to come to an agreement on long-debated reforms to their continental body at a special summit in the Ethiopian capital.

African leaders meet for ‘last push’ on AU reforms

African leaders are set to gather this weekend for a special summit aimed at pushing through long-debated reforms to their pan-continental body.
5 President Buhari receives in Official Visit German Chancellor Angela Merkel in State House on 31st Aug 2018

Angela Merkel pledges €1 billion fund for investments in Africa

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday pledged a billion euros to incite businesses to invest in Africa, as she urged the private sector to take a closer look at the continent’s “huge” economic opportunities.

Rwanda names 50% female Cabinet, following Ethiopia

Two days after Ethiopia announced one of the world's few "gender-balanced" Cabinets with 50% women, Rwanda has done the same.

Paul Kagame removes influential minister in cabinet reshuffle

Rwandan President Paul Kagame carried out a major ministerial reshuffle on Thursday, following the voluntary departure of foreign minister Louise Mushikiwabo, notably removing his influential defence minister from the post.
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China: No strings attached to Africa investments – Xi Jinping

President Xi Jinping told African counterparts and business leaders Monday that China’s investments on the continent have “no political strings attached”, even as Beijing is increasingly criticised over its debt-heavy projects abroad.

African Union leaders set to meet to review free trade, crises

African Union (AU) leaders are set to meet in Mauritania for a two-day summit focusing on free trade, tackling corruption and dealing with the continent's humanitarian and security crises.
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Swede jailed for life over Rwanda genocide

A Stockholm court on Wednesday sentenced a Swedish man of Rwandan origin to life in prison for participating in the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.

Rwanda’s Paul Kagame accuses ICC of bias against Africa

Rwandan President Paul Kagame has repeated his harsh criticism of the International Criminal Court (ICC) for what he calls open bias against Africa, saying it has failed to mete out justice in any other part of the world.

Remains of 120 genocide victims found in mass grave in Kigali’s neighbourhood

Local Authorities and residents have found remains of about 120 victims of the 1994 Rwandan genocide buried in a mass grave on the outskirts of the capital Kigali, survivors’ association said.

UN commends Nigeria on SDGs progress

UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed has commended the progress recorded so far by Nigeria in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Rwanda, Uganda trade claims over treatment of refugees

More than a month after he was allegedly tortured by members of Uganda's secret service, Rwandan citizen Fidel Gatsinzi is still limping from his injuries.

AU Summit: China denies bugging allegations

China and the African Union on Monday dismissed a report in French Media which said that Beijing had bugged the regional bloc’s headquarters in the Ethiopian capital.

Rwanda’s Paul Kagame takes over AU leadership, commits to visa-free regime

The new African Union chairperson, Paul Kagame, has said that ‘Free Movement’ for Africans ‘is achievable in 2018’.

Donald Trump sends ‘warmest regards’ to African leaders after reported slur

US President Donald Trump on Friday asked the African Union chairman to pass on his "warmest regards" to other regional leaders at a summit this weekend, after sparking outrage with a reported slur against Africans.

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Atiku Abubakar: INEC refusing to produce polling documents

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Minister: How illegal mining fuels insecurity in Zamfara

The Federal Government on Wednesday revealed how illegal mining activities aggravated insecurity in Zamfara before its April 7 prohibition order and launch of special operations to stop bandits in the state.
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President Buhari: I’m satisfied with Governor Ambode’s performance

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