Monthly Archives: January 2014

Rwanda’s First Lady attends 13th OAFLA meeting

First Lady Mrs. Kagame at Yesterdays steering committee with OAFLA’s current President Mrs. Hinda Deby Itno, First Lady of Chad The First Lady of Rwanda, Mrs. Jeannette Kagame yesterday January 29 attended a steering committee meeting for the Organization of African First Ladies against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA) in Addis Ababa. Mrs. Kagame who was recently elected […]

Kenya: Witness – Ruto Could Have Stopped Kenya Violence

Court hears that defendant had sufficient authority to have restored calm as soon as fighting broke out. A prosecution witness testifying in The Hague this week told judges that Kenya’s deputy president could have prevented much of the bloodshed that followed the country’s disputed presidential election in 2007. According to the witness, at that time […]

South Sudan: Fighting Erupts Despite Ceasefire Agreement

The government and rebels in South Sudan have accused each other of breaking a ceasefire just one day after its implementation. The agreement is supposed to end a month of fighting that has killed thousands. One day after the ceasefire went into effect, the South Sudan government and rebel forces accused each other of violating […]

Egyptian embassy staff ‘seized’in Libya

The four people kidnapped on Saturday all worked at the Egyptian embassy in Tripoli At least four Egyptian embassy personnel have been kidnapped in the Libyan capital Tripoli, the Libyan foreign ministry says. Another embassy official was seized in the Libyan capital on Friday. Several kidnappings of officials in Libya recently have been blamed on […]

Kagame Receives US Senators, Congressmen

Kigali-President Paul Kagame, on Saturday received a delegation of six US senators and Congressmen at Serena Hotel in Kigali. The delegation, led by Sen. James Inhofe from Oklahama State, is in the country for a three-day visit. Speaking to reporters shortly after meeting with the President, Sen. James Inhofe said that they held discussions with […]

Tracing President Kikwete’s FDLR Links Back To Rwanda

On 17 September, 1994, the entire interim government of Rwanda which had been overseeing the mass slaughter of Tutsis since April, crossed into the then Zaire (now DR Congo). Among the flood of officials is a man called Djumatatu Nzeyimana. As New of Rwanda reports in this exclusive investigation, Nzeyimana went on to be hosted at the […]

Africa: Protests Predicted for Egypt’s 25 January Revolution Day

On the third anniversary of the start of the revolution that toppled Mubarak, pro- and anti-government supporters are likely to take to the streets. Egypt will commemorate Revolution Day on 25 January. The day marks the third anniversary of the start of the Egyptian Revolution that resulted in the resignation of long-serving former president, Hosni […]