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Thursday, 12-18-14, 5:24Govt to Cover Repatriation Cost for Texas Crash Victim[New Times]The Government of Rwanda will cover the cost of returning the body of a Rwandan who died in a car accident in Texas. read more...
Wednesday, 12-17-14, 15:27Rwanda Fills Climate Data Gap to Protect Against Storms[SciDev.Net]Rwanda's weather service is now better able to forecast floods and other natural disasters after scientists bridged climate-data gaps left by the 1994 genocide. read more...
Wednesday, 12-17-14, 5:04Contradictions Emerge Over President Habyarimana's Death[News of Rwanda]A new Rwandan witness Émile Gafirita who was expected to appear before a French judges conducting an investigation into the plane crash of April 06 1994 which killed two presidents, has been declared missing since November 13. But as a French magazine Jeune Afrique reported last week, there are grave contradictions between his testimony and those of others who preceded him with what were billed as damning revelations. read more...
Tuesday, 12-16-14, 11:30Rwandan to Be Charged for Texas Car Crash Death[New Times]Vivence Bugilimfura, 23, is to be charged with intoxication manslaughter, driving while intoxicated and intoxication assault following a car crash on Sunday that killed one and injured seven, some critically in Bedford, Texas. read more...
Tuesday, 12-16-14, 10:17Rwanda's Economic Turnaround Remarkable - IMF[News of Rwanda]The country's economic performance is remarkable, strong policies have played a key role in maintaining annual GDP growth at around 8 percent since 2000; IMF staff said in a regular review of the Rwanda's economy. read more...
Monday, 12-15-14, 13:02Grey Areas Remain As Rwanda Tribunal Prepares to Close[Hirondelle]Lausanne -The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) must in theory close its doors on December 31. On November 8, it celebrated twenty years of existence. While the Tribunal's contribution to fighting impunity is clear, observers point to remaining grey areas of its legacy. These include the failure to prosecute alleged crimes by one of the parties to the 1994 conflict in Rwanda; lack of any mechanism for victim reparations; acquitted persons with nowhere to go; and nine top suspects still on the run. read more...
Monday, 12-15-14, 8:09Still Awaiting Justice for M23 Abuses[HRW]A year ago today, a rebellion by the M23 armed group in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo ended when the group's leaders and the Congolese government, as well as the guarantors of the peace process, signed a series of peace commitments, known as the "Nairobi Declarations," following the M23's military defeat. It was an important moment. M23 fighters, backed by Rwanda, had fought against the government for 19 months, briefly taking the main eastern town of Goma and committing numerous war crimes, includi read more...
Friday, 12-12-14, 12:58Integration. Northern Corridor States Agree On Single Airspace Bloc[New Times]Heads of State of Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda, yesterday, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the management of the Northern Corridor Air Space bloc. read more...
Friday, 12-12-14, 12:14Plan to Preserve, Digitise and Make Accessible the Gacaca Archives Announced By the National Commission for the Fight Against Genocide and Aegis Trust[Rwanda Govt]Kigali -The National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG) in partnership with Aegis Trust today unveiled the plan to preserve, digitise and make accessible the documents and audio visual files created through the Gacaca Courts. The plan is the outcome of 18 months of research and a feasibility study, which assessed the current state of the Gacaca collection and how best to preserve it. read more...
Thursday, 12-11-14, 9:41Rwanda Calls On Regional Observers Over DR Congo Shelling[New Times]Rwanda has asked the Expanded Joint Verification Mechanism (EJVM), a mechanism of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), to investigate circumstances under which a rocket was this week fired on its territory from the neighbouring DR Congo. read more...

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