Rwanda lawmakers to debate third term for Kagame
Rwanda lawmakers to debate third term for Kagame

Rwandan lawmakers were set to debate Tuesday possible changes to the constitution to allow strongman Paul Kagame a third term in power as president.

President Pranab greets Rwanda on National Day

President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday greeted the government and people of Rwanda on the eve of its National Day.

Conservationists to move 7 lions from South Africa to Rwanda

A conservation group plans to move seven lions from South Africa to a national park in Rwanda, where it says the lion population was wiped out 15 years ago.

Burundi journalists, activists seek refuge in Rwanda

Burundi journalist union president Alexandre Niyungeko sits at a computer in a cafe in Rwanda. He should be busy covering his country`s key parliamentary elections on Monday.

Rwandan spy chief Karake arrested in London
Rwandan spy chief Karake arrested in London

 British police have arrested the head of Rwanda`s intelligence service on a warrant from Spain where he is accused of involvement in war crimes linked to the genocide, prompting a furious reaction from Rwanda.

Rwandan journalist arrested in Burundi freed

A Rwandan journalist arrested and charged with "spying" in neighbouring Burundi earlier this month has been released and has returned home, Kigali`s media commission said Friday.

Rwandan journalist arrested for `spying` in Burundi

A Rwandan journalist has been arrested and charged with "spying" in neighbouring Burundi, law officials said Friday, as the country clamps down on media whom they blame for organising anti-government protests.

US opposes third term for Rwanda`s Kagame: Diplomat

The United States would oppose any moves to allow Rwanda`s President Paul Kagame to stand for a third term in office, a State Department diplomat told AFP on Friday.

Rwanda opposition seeks to block third term change for Kagame

Rwanda`s Green Party, the country`s tiny but main opposition, said Thursday it was challenging moves to change the constitution to allow strongman and President Paul Kagame to stand for a third consecutive term in elections in 2017.

Burundi election panel vice president flees country

The vice president of Burundi`s election commission has fled the country, sources told AFP on Saturday, in a new blow to government plans to push ahead with next week`s first stage of controversial elections.

Rwanda bans BBC broadcasts over genocide documentary

Rwanda on Friday slapped an indefinite ban on BBC local language broadcasts as punishment for a controversial documentary on the central African country`s leadership and the 1994 genocide.

Rwanda Parliament to debate allowing Kagame to seek third term

Rwanda`s Parliament is to debate changing the country`s constitution in order to allow its strongman President Paul Kagame to stand for a third consecutive term in elections in 2017, an official said Wednesday.

Rwandan jailed for 30 years for 1994 genocide

A Rwandan man extradited from Norway has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for genocide committed in Rwanda 21 years ago.

Burundi refugees flee attacks by ruling party`s `Watchmen`

Exhausted and terrified, the refugees from Burundi keep coming, with tens of thousands fleeing political violence and targeted attacks by the ruling party`s youth wing militia.

Rwanda warns Burundi over political unrest

Rwanda has warned neighbouring Burundi it must protect civilians in ongoing political unrest, saying it was concerned at reports Rwandan rebels were involved as thousands of refugees flee.

More than 5,000 Burundians flee to Rwanda in two days: UN

More than 5,000 Burundians fled to Rwanda over the weekend following mounting tensions in the central African country, bringing the total number of arrivals in April to nearly 21,000, the UN said Tuesday.

Kidnapped trio in DR Congo are subcontractors to UN mission: UN

Three men kidnapped in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo work for a specialised private firm subcontracted by the UN anti-mine service, the UN mission in the country said Friday.

France declassifies Rwanda genocide documents

France on Tuesday declassified documents in the presidential archives relating to the 1994 Rwandan genocide, in which Kigali accuses Paris of having an indirect role.

Rwanda welcomes France`s declassification of genocide documents

Rwanda`s justice minister on Wednesday welcomed France`s declassification of documents relating to the 1994 Rwandan genocide, in which Kigali accuses Paris of having an indirect role.

France to free Rwandan genocide suspect

France will release a man accused of involvement in the 1994 Rwanda massacre after the Paris appeal court ruled in his favour on Friday, his lawyer said.