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

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 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….

Kagame announces bid for third term

Paul Kagame, Rwanda’s president, has announced that he is planning to run for re-election in 2017. Kagame is seeking a third term after a constitutional referendum approved the modifications that will enable him to run for three more terms which means he could stay ruling Rwanda until 2034. Initially, the…

Rwanda: Kagame’s strong rule endures

President Paul Kagame’s Rwanda has defied international pressure and followed in the footsteps of other countries in the region by changing the constitution – enabling the former rebel commander and leader of the ruling party holds onto power. Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni scrapped term limits in 2005 and recently, Burundi President Pierre…

Frank Kagabo

Frank Kagabo is a freelance journalist.

President Paul Kagame and Rwanda: A beacon of hope or a pack of mirage?

In Rwanda, the world witnessed one of the greatest man-made disasters in our modern history. Approximately 800,000 Rwandans lost their lives in the 1994 genocide leaving the country and the international community in disarray. But twenty years after, the narrative of Rwanda has changed. From a war torn country, it…

Erukilede Julius

Erukilede Julius is a legal practitioner, entrepreneur and energy professional.

Drone airport in Rwanda

The Rwandan government has decided to create a regulatory framework for drone due to investor interest in creating the world’s first drone airport in the country at the beginning of next year, reported The New Times. Over the past couple of years the use of remotely piloted aircraft systems, or…

Third termism in Rwanda: should Rwanda change the constitution?

RWANDA- A debate on whether Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame should get himself a third term in 2017 after his final term in office expires or not has grown in number and vehemence in the recent months. The country’s parliament has launched a process that could finally end the debate on…

Ignatius Ssuuna

Ignatius Ssuuna is an investigative journalist based in Rwanda.

Rwanda and DRC launch new round of security talks

Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo have launched a new round of security talks. Both countries have described the decision as “a new chapter” in their relations. In a joint statement with the Rwanda’s Defence minister James Kabarebe and his visiting Congolese counterpart Aimé Lusa-Diese Ngoi-Mukena they said…