Rwanda: Trial – Uganda, Burundi Cited in RNC Recruitment Drive

Twenty-five suspects linked to a terror outfit with military bases in the Democratic Republic of Congo were yesterday arraigned before judges at the Nyamirambo-based Military Tribunal. Amid tight security, the suspects – all men – arrived at the court premises at around 11:30a.m on Wednesday in a motorcade that comprised a mini-bus and a specializsd

Rwanda: Remarks By Nduhungirehe at the Rwanda, Uganda Peace Talks in Kigali

The Luanda MoU signed on 21st of August 2019 in Angola is indeed an important milestone towards sustainable peace and security in our region. Rwanda and Uganda, as Minister Kuteesa said, share historical ties that should normally build a strong, strategic alliance given the longstanding bonds linking the two peoples and countries. As neighbours and

Angola: AU Praises Angola Mediation in Rwanda-Uganda Agreement

Luanda — Angolan president João Lourenço’s effort that led to the recent signing in Luanda, Angola, of the Memorandum of Understanding between Rwanda and Uganda aimed to put an end their political crisis has been highlighted. The recognition is expressed in a press release issued by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African

Tanzania Wants Burundian Refugees Sent Home. but They Face Big Challenges

Tanzania says it has reached an agreement with Burundi to begin sending back all Burundian refugees from October. The repatriation effort will take place in collaboration with the United Nations. Moina Spooner, from The Conversation Africa, asked Amelia Kuch to give some insights into the decision. How many Burundian refugees are there in Tanzania and

Uganda: Luanda Deal – Power Shifts in the Great Lakes

On Wednesday, President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda and his Rwanda counterpart President Paul Kagame, signed an agreement in Angola, to end months of diplomatic and trade tensions between the two erstwhile allies. The signing in the Angolan capital Luanda was witnessed by the presidents of Angola Joao Lourenco, Democratic Republic of Congo’s President Felix Tshisekedi

West Africa: Dr. Natalia Kanem, UNFPA Executive Director, to bear African Youths’ message to the Nairobi Summit on ICPD 25.

Dakar, Senegal – 9 August 2019: The official visit of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem was marked by her participation in the “25 Hours of Dakar”, organized by AfriYAN, the African network of youth and adolescents in population and development with the presence of delegates from the 23 countries of West and Central Africa.

Rwanda, Uganda Sign MoU to Resolve Stand-Off

Rwanda and Uganda have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with both countries committing to resolving the ongoing stand-off that has worsened in the past few months. The signing took place in Luanda during a Quadripartite Summit held on Wednesday. The MoU, which was seen by The New Times, was witnessed by the host President João

Africa: Not Waiting for Handouts: Five Stories of Resilience From One of The World’s Largest Refugee Camps

Today there are more than 70 million people around the world who have been forced from their homes. As crises get more prolonged, the only home that entire generations know, are refugee camps. The average length of displacement is rising, estimated at 26 years, and as of 2018, 78 per cent of all refugees were in

Tanzania Signs Deal On New Bridge to Cut Time On Central Corridor

Tanzania has struck a blow for the Central Corridor transport system, after the country signed a deal with two Chinese groups — China Civil Engineering Construction and China Railway 15th Bureau — for the construction of a 3.2km bridge over parts of Lake Victoria. The bridge will connect Kigongo and Busisi areas in Mwanza region,

Tanzania Drops 25 Places in Press Freedom Report

Photo: UNESCO The World Press Freedom Day poster for 2019. By Louis Kolumbia Dar es Salaam — Tanzania has dropped by 25 positions in the latest World Press Freedom Index Report. The report, which was published on April 18 by Reporters without Borders (RSF), places Tanzania in the 118th position out of 180 countries they