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

INSIGHT-Congo mine deploys digital weapons in fight against conflict minerals

* Companies need to show they use ‘clean’ minerals * Most traceability schemes now are paper based * New system deploys digital scanners to track minerals By Aaron Ross and Barbara Lewis RUBAYA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Oct 1 (Reuters) – In a small shack overlooking muddy pits hewn out of eastern Congo’s rolling green

Africa dreams of free trade as red tape rules on the ground

* Cargo trucks face long delays at Kenya, Tanzania border * Two countries belong to East African Community common market * EAC sometimes seen as free trade model for continent * Businesses say EAC delays bode ill for African trade area By Duncan Miriri NAMANGA, Kenya/Tanzania, Sept 26 (Reuters) – The speed limit is 110

UPDATE 1-Japan to give Kenya about $860 mln in loans, grants for bridge, economic zone

(Adds details, background) By George Obulutsa NAIROBI, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Japan will give Kenya nearly $860 million in concessional loans and grants for the construction of a bridge in the port city of Mombasa and other infrastructure projects to support an economic zone there, Kenyan and Japanese officials said on Friday. Katsutoshi Komori, Japan’s

Rwanda, Uganda Hold Peace Talks to Defuse Tensions

KIGALI – Rwanda and Uganda have agreed to resolve issues that have strained bilateral relations in recent months. Through an ad hoc commission, the two sides have been working on their differences in order to defuse tensions. The talks build on a memorandum of understanding that was signed in Angola one month ago to end

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

Uganda, Rwanda committed to Luanda agreement – Officials

By IVAN R MUGISHAMore by this Author Rwanda and Uganda are committed to implementing the agreement signed in August in Luanda to ease tension between them, government officials from both countries said Monday. Presidents Paul Kagame of Rwanda and Yoweri Museveni of Uganda signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in Angola’s capital Luanda, witnessed by

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

UPDATE 3-Ebola death toll in east Congo outbreak climbs above 2,000

* Death toll tops 2,000; confirmed & probable cases above 3,000 * Teams struggling to curb virus in remote, conflict-hit areas * Congo girl dies in neighbouring Uganda * Community mistrust also a problem for health workers * here (Adds data on infection rate, quote, background) By Djaffar Al Katanty and Aaron Ross GOMA, Democratic

Rwanda, Uganda ministers to meet over Luanda agreement

By IVAN R. MUGISHAMore by this Author A delegation of Rwanda and Ugandan officials and ministers are “working on” a joint meeting to discuss the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding signed in Angola by Rwanda and Uganda leaders to end months of tensions which have gone on for over two years now. A highly