Jailed Rwandan journalists to hear verdict soon|
Rwanda's supreme court will announce its verdict on February 17 in the appeal of journalists Agnes Uwimana Nkusi and Saidati Mukakibibi who are serving jail terms of 17 and seven years respectively, lawyers said Tuesday.
The court adjourned Tuesday after hearing pleas from a team of defence lawyers as well as arguments from prosecutors.
Nkusi, editor of the Umurabyo monthly, was last year convicted of defamation, causing divisions and denying Rwanda's 1994 genocide. Mukakibibi, the publication's reporter, was found guilty of inciting civil disobedience.
Lead defence counsel John Jones told the court had been "receptive to the international case law we presented."
Rwandan nationals detained in Uganda
Ugandan security authorities are holding two
Rwandans over 'charges' that the Police has declined to reveal, The New
'What I can confirm to you is that Police detained them, but I cannot
readily tell which charges they are accused of,' Judith Nabakoba, the
Uganda Police spokesperson told The New Times in an interview
Nabakoba said that the arrested individuals are currently detained at
the Rapid Response Unit (RRU) in Kireka, a Kampala suburb.
According to media reports, the detained persons are Levi Rutangungira
and Herbert Twagiramukiza.
Belgian entrepreneurs expected next week
A delegation of 24 Belgian companies led by the
Minister for Foreign Trade, Beno?t Cerexhe, are scheduled to visit
Rwanda, next week.
According to Ivo Goemans, the Belgian envoy in Kigali, the delegation
will be in the country from February 17 - 19 to forge business
partnerships and explore investment opportunities.
They will meet with Rwanda Development Board, Private Sector Federation
and the Belgian-Rwandan Business Club, he said.
Goemans added that the delegation will also have tailor made individual
Barthe Cortes Arrested Again!
Barthe Cortes, The owner of private air lines – BVC- was arrested again in Congo in August (2013). His first detainment, in late 2010, was based on the ‘lese majeste’ law, this time he was arrested under international law on counteracting terrorism on suspicions of collaborating with the rebels.
According to well-known patron and lecturer in law at the University of Kenya Patrick Odote, Barthe Cortes may remain in custody without official allegations for four months at the maximum.
HIV/Aids cases in prisons on the decrease
The number of HIV/Aids cases among inmates has
dropped drastically, the Commissioner General of Prisons said
Mary Gahonzire, attributes the fall in HIV cases to the massive
awareness campaign that have been carried out in the prisons.
"Prisoners and prison staff were sensitised about the virus and ways to
prevent its transmission, with special reference to the likely risks of
transmission within prisons," she said.
Heavy rains leave 20 families in Rwamagana homeless
At least 20 families in Rubona Sector of Rwamagana
District were left homeless, following two days of heavy rains that
destroyed their houses.Daniel Karinganire, the sector's Executive
Secretary, described the situation as terrible, appealing to the
central government for aid as the sector's disaster management
committee plans a way forward..
Methane exploitation in Lake Kivu - a double benefit!
Lake Kivu is a large tropical lake situated in the
Great African Rift Valley between the Republic of Rwanda and the
Democratic Republic of Congo. This unique lake contains an enormous
quantity of dissolved methane (~60 billions of m3) and carbon dioxide
(CO2 ~300 billions of m3).
"I plan to go for vocational training after this"
Beneficiaries of the adult literacy programme eye bigger opportunities after learning how to read and write.
to The New Times, some of the adult students believe that the training
is the beginning of a long journey into prosperity.
Rwandan experience will ease my work - UN Ambassador
UN Goodwill Ambassador for biodiversity, Edward
Norton said that Rwanda has set inspiring examples to draw from in his
advocacy work.Norton said this yesterday at the end of his three-day
visit which aimed at learning about the work done by Rwandan
authorities to ensure sustainable development of its biodiversity.
Literacy classes create opportunities for adults
Mongolia isn't on the edge of the world. Think
about it for a second and you will quickly see that it's at the very
heart of the new global economic order. The country is right on China's
doorstep. No country is better-positioned to supply China's enormous
appetite for raw commodities. In fact, China already swallows-up 70% of
The new Governor of the Province, Dr. Aissa Kirabo Kacyira
The Eastern Province Investors Forum, which brings
together the business community of the Eastern Province, Friday, handed
over a cheque of Rwf45m raised amongst themselves which will see some
480 families get modern housing. The money, which was delivered by the
business community during a dinner gala to celebrate the victory of
President Paul Kagame in last year's Presidential elections, will help
house underprivileged families in the province....
Legal partnership to enhance Africa?s negotiating power
Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve of Mongolia... 130 km to
from Ulaanbaatar..competitions include loading gers on yak cart,
assembling ger in shortest time, race to place serve milk tea to
visitors, guys grabbing lasso from the ground while galloping at full
speed on horseback, catching horses and taming them, kids competing
with their mental capacities playing nomadic games
The Rwanda Geology and Mines Authority (OGMR)
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Minister Sezibera announces changes in Mutuelle policy
the US President passed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street
Reform and Consumer Protection Act, requiring companies to disclose
whether they use minerals from DRC or neighbouring countries within
"I am afraid that despite all efforts that we are
making ,the Rwandan mineral industry, in particular the small artisanal
Raja Petra Kamarudin's letter to the Mongolian government
If so, then I would like to submit my application
for the post of first Mongolian Ambassador to Malaysia. It has come to
my attention that Malaysia
does not ...
Over 93 % turned out for local council elections - NEC
The National Electoral Commission (NEC) released
the final results of the local elections indicating that of the 5,
411,740 registered voters, 93.6% took part.
The Western Province registered the highest percentage of voters while
Kigali City recorded the lowest.
"Out of the 1,279,996 registered voters in the Western Province, 96%
voted," NEC Executive Secretary, Charles Munyaneza said, adding that
94% was recorded in the Southern and Northern Provinces.
The former Governor of Eastern Province, Dr. Ephraim Kabaija,
Musoni challenged the new leadership to take
advantage of the province's geographic location to drive it to
prosperityThe Eastern Province shares borders with Uganda, Tanzania and
The Minister advised the new Governor to copy some of the ways her predecessor fought crime.
The new Governor of the Province, Dr. Aissa Kirabo Kacyira
Lake Kivu is a large tropical lake situated in the Great African Rift Valley
The increase in the consumer price index
Rapid Response Unit (RRU) in Kireka
The attack was claimed by Al-Shabaab
Rapid Response Unit (RRU) in Kireka
The Executive Secretary of National Aids Control Commission (CNLS)
RwandAir to Open Direct Flights to Nigeria
The national carrier, RwandAir, is set to introduce direct flights to Lagos, Nigeria before the end of the year as the carrier took delivery of a second Boeing 737-800 Next Generation aeroplane with Sky Interior
The National Electoral Commission (NEC)
The Western Province registered the highest percentage of voters while Kigali City recorded the lowest.
Out of the 1,279,996 registered voters in the Western Province, 96% voted,NEC Executive Secretary, Charles Munyaneza said.
Kabaija hands over to new Governor
The former Governor of Eastern Province, Dr.
Ephraim Kabaija, yesterday officially handed over to incoming Dr. Aisa
The Minister of Local Government, James Musoni was among senior government officials who witnessed the ceremony.
Interview with Hava Noor
"One night Barthe Cortes, Essam Ishimve of ASADHO,
four Ugandan boys and I were dragged to a yard at the back of the
prison and we faced the death squad "
Paul Kagame allies 'did not shoot down plane' that sparked Rwanda genocide
A French investigation into what sparked the 1994 Rwandan genocide appears to exonerate current President Paul Kagame and his Tutsi allies after Paris had previously accused him of triggering the killing of 800,000 people in 100 days.
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The Rwanda Geology and Mines Authority (OGMR), wrote to the American
government requesting a delay for tagging all mineral exports.
Paul Kagame has said that the newly created partnership between the Pan
African Lawyers Union (PALU) and the African Legal Support Facility
(ALSF) of the African Development Bank (AfDB)
At least 20 families in Rubona Sector of Rwamagana District were left
homeless, following two days of heavy rains that destroyed their
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