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RwandAir set to begin London flights.

Rwanda's flagship carrier will start three weekly flights to London's Gatwick airport on May 26.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

Uganda trails behind Rwanda, Burundi in reporting corruption – survey.

The new study report indicates Rwanda continues to post the best record in fighting corruption with the highest reporting levels of about 36 per cent, with Burundi ranked second at 24 per cent

- Daily Monitor - UG

Rwanda's national airline adds 2nd intercontinental destination.

London will be RwandAir's second intercontinental destination after Mumbai and is testament to the airline's expansion strategy now taking hold.

- eTurboNews - US

Husband of pregnant Violette Uwamahoro says her temporary release is first step towards justice.

Exclusive: IBTimes UK talks to husband of Briton accused of plotting against Rwandan government.

- - UK | Judge orders release of British woman detained in Rwanda.

The pregnant wife of an exiled Rwandan opposition official, held incommunicado for a fortnight before being charged with treasonous acts, is to be released, her lawyer has said.

- - ZA

Rwanda court frees pregnant Violette Uwamahoro accused of plotting to overthrow government.

Uwamahoro was arrested in February after travelling to Rwanda to attend her father's funeral.

- - UK | Top Africa stories: Zim, Tanzania, Rwanda.

A popular Tanzanian rapper has been arrested over a song allegedly insulting President John Magufuli, and cash-strapped Zimbabwe is trying to stop banks importing high-denomination US dollar bills.

- - ZA

Violette Uwamahoro: Rwanda court releases UK woman.

A judge says no evidence warrants detaining the pregnant woman and frees her after five weeks in custody.

- BBC - UK | Kagame hails Rwanda-Israel bond at Washington forum.

Rwanda's President Paul Kagame has become the first African leader to address Washington's biggest pro-Israel forum, hailing the Jewish state as an inspiration for his own country's rebirth after genocide.

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African rights court throws out case seeking to block Kagame.

A case filed by the former Rwanda army general and other exiled politicians challenging extension of tenure in office by President Paul Kagame was dismissed on Friday by the African Court of Human and Peoples' Rights .

- TheCitizen - TZ

Rwanda's Kagame Is First African Leader to Address AIPAC.

Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame hailed Rwanda-Israel friendship Sunday in an address to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee policy conference. He was the first African head of state ever to address the pro-Israel forum that brings together thousands of activists, experts and elected officials. “My message ...

- Voice of America - US

Rwanda's President hails friendship with Israel

Rwanda's President Paul Kagame says Israel is an inspiration for his country's rebirth after genocide.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

South Sudan rejects participation of non-regional troops in protection force

March 26, 2017 - The South Sudanese government has rejected the participation of troops from countries outside the region in the regional protection force The outgoing head of UN. peacekeeping operations Hervé Ladsous told reporters in Juba last Tuesday that the additional 4000 peacekeepers would be deployed within weeks. ...

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Rwanda fails to answer Victoire Ingabire's appeal

The Unified Democratic Forces , a political party opposed to the regime of Rwanda's ruling Rwandan Patriotic Front , would like to inform the public that the Rwandan state did not show up on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights in Arusha, Tanzania, to defend itself in the appeal case ...

- San Francisco Bay View - US | Rwandan-British wife of exiled opponent in Kigali court

The pregnant Rwandan-British wife of an exiled opposition official has appeared in a Kigali court accused of seeking to form an armed group and revealing state secrets.

- - ZA

Pregnant UK woman denies plot against Rwanda's Paul Kagame as trial begins in Kigali

Violette Uwamahoro, who lives in the UK, was arrested in February on a family trip to Rwanda.

- - UK

British woman denies plotting against Rwanda's Kagame

Violette Uwamahoro appears in court in Rwanda's capital Kigali charged with spreading state secrets.

- BBC - UK

RwandAir: Full steam ahead

According to usually well-informed sources, RwandAir has adjusted their expansion plans by giving priority to launch services to Mumbai in April and London Gatwick at the end of May over initial sugge

- eTurboNews - US

Ingabire: Hutus also massacred in 1994 Rwanda mayhem

A lawyer for the jailed Rwanda opposition leader claimed here today that thousands of Hutus perished during the horrific massacres in Rwanda in 1994.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Pope's apology for Rwanda genocide welcome

Clergy and faithful of the Catholic Church were said to have participated in the pogrom.

- Daily Nation - KE

Sons' plea to Rwanda's president over pregnant mother held in prison

Leeds youth worker charged with sharing state secrets and organising armed groups in Rwanda.

- BBC - UK

Pope begs God's forgiveness for Church sins in Rwanda genocide

Pope Francis on Monday begged for God's forgiveness for "the sins and failings of the Church and its members" implicated in the 1994 Rwanda genocide that killed around 800,000 people. The pontiff "conveyed his profound sadness, and that of the Holy See and of the Church, for the genocide against the Tutsi," the Vatican said ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Pope seeks forgiveness for church's 'sins' in 1994 Rwanda genocide

Pope Francis on Monday begged forgiveness for the “sins and failings of the church and its members” during Rwanda's 1994 genocide as the Holy See sought to open a new phase in relations nearly a quarter-century after the slaughter. In an extraordinary statement after Francis' meeting with Rwandan President Paul ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Rwandan genocide: Pope Francis asks forgiveness for Church failings

The Vatican asks for God's forgiveness for the "sins" of the Roman Catholic Church during the 1994 genocide.

- BBC - UK

Pope Francis Begs Forgiveness for Church's 'Sins and Failings' During Rwandan Genocide

He said these failings "disfigured the face of the church"

- TIME Magazine - US

Pope asks forgiveness for Church role in Rwanda genocide

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis asked on Monday for forgiveness for the "sins and failings of the Church and its members" during Rwanda's 1994 genocide, saying the violence had "disfigured the face" of the Roman Catholic Church.

- Reuters - US

Prioritise fans' safety at football stadiums

When Uganda hosted Rwanda , South Africa and Kenya , the same happened. Luckily, there was no catastrophe.

- Daily Monitor - UG

There's need to up our efforts in consolidating EAC Customs Union

Previously, there were multiple clearances because importers would clear their goods at Mombasa and then internally at Malaba or Busia and Katuna for goods destined for Rwanda.

- Daily Monitor - UG

Tuzamurane': women pineapple farmers 'lift one another up' in Rwanda

Rwandan women head close to a third of agricultural households and provide almost two thirds of the labour on family farms. Despite this, they have very little control over the sale of cash crops. With the support of Oxfam, the women members of the Tuzamurane cooperative grow and sell pineapples together and are no longer ...

- Oxfam International - UK