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Rights groups appeal to Rwanda to reject refugees sent from Israel

The UN's refugee agency says it was seriously concerned about Israeli proposals to relocate tens of thousands of Eritrean and Sudanese asylum seekers and refugees to third countries in Africa. If they don't comply, Israel says they would face imprisonment. For nearly a decade, Israel has struggled to deal with tens of

Rwanda ‘recalls ambassador to France’

Rwanda has decided to recall its ambassador to France after Defence Minister James Kabarebe was summoned to appear before a magistrate investigating the death of former President Juvenal Habyarimana in 1994, the Rwanda News Agency (RNA) has reported. Jacques Kabale was recalled to Rwanda for "consultations", according to French publication Jeune Afrique. This

Rwanda illegally detaining, torturing civilians-HRW

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has released a report detailing unlawful detention and torture in Rewanda . The 91-page report - We Will Force You to Confess: Torture and Unlawful Military Detention in Rwanda - alleges details widespread and systematic torture by the military and accuses judges of being complicit in the creation of


The United States said Saturday it was "disturbed by irregularities observed during voting" in Rwanda's election, which longtime President Paul Kagame won with nearly 99 percent of the vote. A State Department statement reiterated "long-standing concerns over the integrity of the vote-tabulation process." Kagame easily won a third term in office in

The price to pay for Rwanda’s development miracle

Those attending the first YouthConnekt Africa summit in Kigali, Rwanda, earlier this month, heaped praise on the country and its president Paul Kagame. Nigerian billionaire Tony Elumelu, who spoke about his foundation’s empowerment of African entrepreneurs, said Kagame ‘makes Africans very proud’. Other speakers included Vera Songwe, the newly appointed head

Macron Got A Lot Wrong About Africa … But Made One Good Point

At a press conference at the G20 summit in Hamburg on July 8, French President Emmanuel Macron answered a question from a Cote d'Ivoire journalist. The reporter asked why there was no Marshall Plan for Africa. Macron's response included these comments: "The challenge of Africa is completely different, it is much deeper. It is

Africa’s Immunization Roadmap Launched in Rwanda

To ensure that everyone in Africa receives the full benefits of immunisation,  a  roadmap to guide Member States’ implementation of the Addis Declaration on Immunization (ADI) was officially launched yesterday at the first World Health Organization (WHO)Africa Health Forum in Kigali, Rwanda.  The roadmap was developed in close collaboration between the

Wisdom from Africa on Ethical Leadership

By Paul Nantulya Examples from Uganda, Malawi, Rwanda, and Tanzania offer lessons of how ethical leadership is central to maintaining public trust in the security sector and ultimately preserving stability and peace. The colonial legacy of security forces protecting the regime over the people persists in some parts of Africa. Consequently, there