President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday France would invest in boosting the production of COVID-19 vaccines in Africa, to help close a gap in the availability of the shots between African and Western nations. Speaking at a joint news conference with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa in Pretoria, Macron said Africa[…]
On 25th anniversary of Rwandan genocide, residents in Mabare village share stories of survival, heroism and tragedy. Mabare, Rwanda – It was the first week of April 1994 and a month after the start of the long rainy season. The mountain slopes were a lush green, the fields brimming with bananas,[…]
Israel on Wednesday released from detention a small group of African migrants who had been awaiting deportation after the collapse of an international deal to send them to Rwanda. Some 200 additional migrants are still being held at the Saharonim detention center in southern Israel awaiting possible deportation to Uganda[…]
South Africa’s borders need to be open for people – particularly Africans – to move more freely and to promote business, President Cyril Ramaphosa has said. He also reiterated the need for a single currency on the continent. Ramaphosa told journalists following a summit on the African Continental Free Trade[…]
The African Union Extraordinary Summit on the African Continental Free Trade Area that is being held in Kigali, Rwanda is steadily making progress despite earlier setbacks including snubs by Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari and Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni. The Free Trade Area is one of the flagship projects of Agenda 2063[…]
Muhtar Awdalla had two choices: indefinite detention in southern Israel, or a return to his native Sudan, where he feared for his safety. So when Israeli officials offered him a third option – a one-way flight to Uganda and $3,500 cash – he begrudgingly agreed to leave. Awdalla was given[…]
At least 11 people have been killed and more than a hundred injured after a magnitude 5.7 earthquake hit northern Tanzania. The quake struck 43km from Bukoba, a city on the western shore of Lake Victoria on Saturday, at a depth of 10km, the US Geological Survey said. Tremors were[…]
Two former senior Rwandan military officers have been sentenced to up to 21 years in jail on charges of inciting the public to cause an insurrection and links with exiled critics of President Paul Kagame. The two were arrested in 2014 and charged with what the prosecutor said was links[…]
A group of 155 Rwandan Hutu rebels turned themselves in on Sunday in the face of threatened action by UN and Congolese troops as part of efforts to restore calm in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s restive east. The rebels from the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda, known[…]
After two decades of work and 61 convictions at a cost of nearly $2 billion, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda shuts up shop amid criticism but at least with some justice served. The Tanzanian-based and United Nations-backed ICTR, set up in late 1994 to try the alleged masterminds behind[…]
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