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People hold candles as they attend a night vigil and prayer at the Amahoro Stadium as part of the 25th Commemoration of the 1994 Genocide, in Kigali, Rwanda, on April 7, 2019. – Rwanda on April 7, 2019 began 100 days of mourning for more than 800,000 people slaughtered in a genocide that shocked the world, a quarter of a century on from the day it began. (Photo by Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP)

Rwanda calls for unity as genocide commemoration mourning week ends

Rwanda’s National Consultative Forum of Political Organisations on Saturday called on Rwandan politicians to promote unity of Rwandans at a ceremony to close one-week mourning.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

Ex-President Obasanjo: 25 years after genocide, Rwanda emerging like a colossus

Former Nigerian President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, on Thursday reflected on the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda and declared that 25 years after the strife, the East African country is emerging like colossus.
France's President Emmanuel Macron speaks during an event at the Philharmonie Luxembourg in Luxembourg on September 6, 2018, on the sidelines of a meeting on the future of the European Union. Ricardo, 53, has previously been Bordeaux's coach from 2005-2007 with a second place finish in the league and a League Cup win. / AFP PHOTO / ludovic MARIN

Emmanuel Macron under fire for skipping Rwandan genocide commemorations

When a smattering of leaders gather this weekend in Kigali to mark the 25th anniversary of Rwanda’s genocide, there will be one conspicuous absence: French President Emmanuel Macron.
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Abike Dabiri-Erewa: Diaspora remittance hits $22 billion annually

The Federal Government has said that Nigerians in the Diaspora have been remitting about $22 billion to their home country annually.

Rwanda prosecutors seek 22-year jail term for Paul Kagame’s election challenger

Rwanda prosecutors on Wednesday requested the High Court in Kigali to hand both Diane Shima Rwigara and her mother Adeline Mukangemana 22-year prison sentences for, among other charges, inciting insurrection.

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.
Rwanda's Controversial President Paul Kagame

Rwanda votes in parliamentary elections

Voting has begun in Rwanda's parliamentary elections, which are expected to cement the ruling Rwanda Patriotic Front's (RPF) absolute majority.
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Enyimba hope for happy homecoming in CAF Cup

Enyimba of Nigeria hope to defeat CARA of Congo Brazzaville and secure a CAF Confederation Cup quarter-finals place when they return to their home ground on Wednesday.

Rwandan president starts campaigning ahead of parliamentary elections

President Paul Kagame of Rwanda on Thursday started canvassing for votes for the ruling Rwanda Patriotic Front candidates as parliamentary elections draw closer.

Rwanda dismisses critics of Arsenal sponsorship deal

Rwanda has defended its decision to sponsor English football club side, Arsenal, following criticism from its Western allies.

Envoy: Abuja-Kigali route will boost Nigeria, Rwanda trade relations

The Rwandan High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Stanislas Kamanzi, said on Friday that the Rwandair’s Abuja-Kigali route would boost trade relations between Nigeria and Rwanda.

Heavy rains kill 183 in Rwanda in 4 months

At least 183 people were killed and 215 others injured in Rwanda by heavy rains in the first four months of 2018, the Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugees of Rwanda said.

Police in Uganda free 100 hostages held in mosque

Police in Uganda have rescued more than 100 hostages, including more than 90 children, from a mosque in the capital Kampala, said local police spokesman Emilio Kayima on Saturday.

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.

Rwanda preaches truth at 24th commemoration of genocide

Rwanda on Saturday set alight the Flame of Hope at the 24th commemoration of genocide, where President Paul Kagame urged the preservation of the “truth” of the facts on genocide for future generations.

U.S. mourns 800,000 people killed in Rwandan genocide

The U.S. on Saturday commemorated the 24th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide in which estimated 800,000 people were killed.

Rwanda closes thousands of churches, mosques in bid for more control

Rwanda's government has closed thousands of churches and dozens of mosques as it seeks to assert more control over a vibrant religious community whose sometimes makeshift operations, authorities say, have threatened the lives of followers.

Official: Canada to send peacekeepers to Mali

Canadian peacekeepers backed by helicopters will join UN Blue Helmets in the troubled west African nation of Mali before autumn, a government source said on Friday.

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Renato Sanches wants to leave Bayern Munich

One-time wonderkid Renato Sanches has repeated his desire to leave Bayern Munich after another year in which he has struggled to break into the first team.
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Cristiano Ronaldo the future but Juventus need more to conquer Europe

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Five facts about Queen Elizabeth II as she turns 93

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her birthday on Sunday, marking 93 years in the public glare.
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Clarence Seedorf: Zinedine Zidane must make Real Madrid hungry again

Madrid reappointed Zidane as head coach in March after failed experiments with Julen Lopetegui and Santiago Solari during a desperately disappointing season by their own lofty standards, which has seen them fall way off the pace in LaLiga and crash out of the Champions League to Ajax in the last 16.