Rwanda: Case against British citizen rests on WhatsApp messages

Rwanda: Case against British citizen rests on WhatsApp messages

Rwandan authorities say that WhatsApp messages sent between British citizen Violette Uwamahoro and her cousin serve as evidence that the two were planning subversive activities against the government. The 39-year-old Uwamahoro, a dual citizen and native of Rwanda, left her husband and two children in Leeds last month to attend…

Clinton Foundation annual report reaffirms African commitments

The Clinton Foundation will continue many of its programs serving African countries, according to the 2016 annual report issued online this week and an accompanying letter from former United States President Bill Clinton. The foundation came under heavy fire during America’s bitter 2016 presidential contest, in which former U.S. Secretary…

Morocco delegation begins East African tour

King Mohammed VI of Morocco began a visit Tuesday to East Africa, where the troubled nation of Ethiopia is on an itinerary that also includes Rwanda and Tanzania. His first stop is in Kigali. The Moroccan delegation includes a number of top-level ministers traveling with the king, including Minister of…

Kigeli, Rwanda’s ‘King With No Country’ dies in U.S.

Jean-Baptiste Ndahindurwa, the final King of Rwanda before monarchy was abolished, has died in the United States. His Majesty King Kigeli V Ndahindurwa, a Tutsi born in 1936, lived in relative obscurity in Virginia in his final decades but remained resolute about the viability of the Rwandan monarchy. That conviction…

Rwanda set for cool-planet talks on AC refrigerants, appliances

Rwanda is ready to host international climate talks with air conditioning refrigerants at the forefront, as nearly 200 countries try to work out a deal to remove hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) from the environment faster. The week-long meeting in Kigali begins Saturday, where national delegates will discuss an amendment to the Montreal…

A confrontation with Rwanda leaves Nkurunziza in better position

As five African leaders arrived in Bujumbura Thursday, they certainly are engaging a more emboldened President Pierre Nkurunziza who apparently, has regained the upper hand in the ongoing conflict. This comes after a confidential report to the United Nations Security Council by experts accused Rwanda of training anti Nkurunziza rebels….

Frank Kagabo

Frank Kagabo is a freelance journalist.

Africa making progress in fight against malaria

Over the past 15 years the African continent has achieved considerable progress in the fight against malaria. Since the year 2000, Africa has considerably reduced deaths caused by malaria, falling by 71 percent in children under 5 and by 66 percent among all other age groups, reported The New Times….