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Paul Kagame seals victory in Rwandan presidential election

August 5, 2017 8:31 am
Paul Kagame seals victory in Rwandan presidential election

Incumbent Rwandan President Paul Kagame arrives to cast his vote at a polling station in Kigali, on August 4, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Rwanda’s incumbent leader Paul Kagame has sealed a crushing victory in presidential elections that granted him a third term in office, extending his 17 years in power. […]

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Polls open in Rwanda’s presidential election

August 4, 2017 10:14 am
Polls open in Rwanda’s presidential election

Armed Rwandan police officers (L) are reflected in the window of a polling station in Kigali, Rwanda, where election officials have set up ballot papers, on the eve of the country’s presidential election, August 3, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Rwandans began voting Friday in a presidential election widely expected to […]

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African Export-Import Bank Afreximbank throws Dangote $1b lifeline

July 2, 2017 5:00 am
African Export-Import Bank Afreximbank throws Dangote $1b lifeline

Africa’s major conglomerate -Dangote Industries Limited,emerged the largest recipient of $1b facility from the region’s biggest trade bank.The signing ceremonies, which held on the sidelines of the ongoing 24th yearly general meeting of Afreximbank, were in support of the bank’s strategy to facilitate the growth of intra-African trade. • Heirs […]

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Rwanda’s opposition leader Frank Habineza to run for president in 2017

December 17, 2016 10:30 pm
Rwanda’s opposition leader Frank Habineza to run for president in 2017

Frank Habineza, the leader of the Democratic Green party, a Rwandan opposition group, speaks in Kigali, December 17, 2016. He has been appointed candidate for the next presidential election in August 2017. (Photo by AFP) The leader of Rwanda’s sole government-recognized opposition party has announced plans for standing as a […]

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Catholic church acknowledges role in Rwanda genocide

November 21, 2016 2:12 pm
Catholic church acknowledges role in Rwanda genocide

Crosses stand as a memorial to the hundreds of thousands of victims of the 1994 Rwandan genocide. The Catholic Church in Rwanda has finally stepped forward with a long-awaited apology for its role in the mass slaughter of ethnic Tutsis in the East African nation. In a first-of-its-kind statement, the […]

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Rwanda

December 20, 2012 5:35 am

Rwanda, republic in east central Africa, bounded on the north by Uganda, on the east by Tanzania, on the south by Burundi, and on the west by Lake Kivu and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC, formerly Zaire). Rwanda covers an area of 26,338 sq km (10,169 sq mi), and Kigali is its […]

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