Articles tagged 'rwanda'

Rwandan drops charges against Diane Rwigara 8 December 2018 KIGALI - A Rwandan court acquitted Diane Rwigara, a critic of veteran President Paul Kagame, on charges that included inciting insurrection and the forgery of documents. Rwigara, 37, was arrested in September 2017 after her attempt to run in Rwanda's presidential election was denied on grounds...
Rwandan refugees refuse to go home 3 December 2018 HARARE - “One afternoon all hell broke loose when the rebels started raping women and killing men in our village. “Afraid of being the next victims of the impromptu war, we left Rwanda in the evening and never looked back. I had just witnessed the killing of my aunt by our neighbour because we...
'ED must be cautious in adopting Rwanda's development model' 13 April 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been warned against importing the Rwandan model of marketisation of the economy without democratisation and respect for fundamental civil and political liberties, analysts have said. This comes after Mnangagwa this week received the chief executive of ...
ED to ink Africa's biggest free trade agreement 21 March 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa joins African leaders today in Rwanda where they are set to launch the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) — the biggest free trade agreement since the establishment of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Mnangagwa was reportedly congratulated by ...
Zim grants Rwanda Air flight rights 12 February 2018 HARARE - Government has granted traffic rights to rising airline, Rwanda Air, to service the Kigali-Harare-Cape Town route. The flights, given on a fifth freedom basis, will commence on May 16, this year. The freedoms of the air are a set of commercial aviation rights granting a country's a...
Zim targets Rwanda 24 January 2018 HARARE – Zimbabwean investors are expected in Rwanda today to explore investment opportunities in various sectors, including ICT, agriculture, manufacturing, real estates finance and energy. The 35-member business delegation led by Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce president Devine Ndhluku...
Mnangagwa urges Rwanda refugees to return home 3 August 2017 HARARE - Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday urged Rwandan refugees to return home to vote in presidential elections this week. Mnangagwa re-affirmed the United Nations' call to repatriate Rwandese who fled to Zimbabwe, saying the troubled nation was now “safe”. Rwanda has made a dr...
Kagame's Rwanda controls presidential candidates' social media 31 May 2017 KIGALI - There will be no spur of the moment Twitter rants by Rwanda's presidential candidates, as the election commission has ruled that it must pre-approve all of their social media updates. "We are asking (candidates) to present us their messages, their drafts" to verify that they are not a...
Scared Rwandan refugees refuse to leave Zim 8 May 2017 CHIPINGE - Over 500 Rwandan refugees who are facing repatriation to their country could flee Tongogara Refugee Camp (TRC) if government fails to address their plea for local integration. TRC administrator Meshack Zengeya said the predominantly Hutu refugees fled their country in fear of reveng...
Landslides kill dozens in Rwanda 9 May 2016 KIGALI - At least 53 people have been killed by landslides caused by heavy rains over the weekend in Rwanda, officials say. Most of the victims are believed to have been children, reports say. The downpours have also destroyed more than 500 homes and damaged infrastructure across the countr...
Same old story 29 January 2016 RUBAVU - A change of venue failed to produce positive results as the Zimbabwe Warriors wrapped up their disappointing outing at the African Nations Championships (Chan) with the same old boring show. The only change was a goal and a point while in the first two matches they lost to Zambia and ...
1 goal, 1 point 28 January 2016 RUBAVU - Warriors coach Calisto Pasuwa was left a disappointed man after his charges conceded a last minute equaliser against Uganda to round off a disappointing African Nations Championships (Chan) campaign without a win here yesterday. A 49th minute William Manondo strike seemed enough to ea...
Warriors seek to salvage pride 27 January 2016 RUBAVU - Warriors coach Calisto Pasuwa yesterday revealed he will ring changes in this afternoon's final African Nations Championships (Chan) Group D match against Uganda at Umuganda Stadium. The Warriors are already out of the tournament and face Uganda hoping to salvage some lost pride by en...
Are the Warriors really serious? 26 January 2016 EDITOR — The early exit of Zimbabwe national soccer team — the Warriors — from the 2016 Chan tournament was such a disappointment. As a nation, we expected our team not to be eliminated in the early stages of the tournament but to at least proceed to the next round. My question now is are o...
Saul Chaminuka promises goals against Mali 22 January 2016 RUBAVU - Warriors assistant coach Saul Chaminuka has said his side is focused on giving everything to ensure an outright victory against Mali in their African Nations Champions (Chan) Group D second match at Umuganda Stadium tomorrow. Zimbabwe find themselves anchoring their group after losing...
Blow for Warriors 21 January 2016 RUBAVU - The Warriors have been dealt a huge blow ahead of their crucial African Nations Championships (Chan) Group D encounter against Mali on Saturday after defender Elisha Muroiwa was ruled out due to injury. Muroiwa, who emerged as one of the key men for Calisto Pasuwa's charges in the 1-0...
Calisto Pasuwa rues missed chances 21 January 2016 RUBAVU - Warriors coach Calisto Pasuwa was left to lament wasted opportunities after Zimbabwe lost 1-0 to Zambia in their African Nations Championships (Chan) Group D opener on Tuesday. A pulsating second half, where Zimbabwe created a host of chances as they threatened to grind an important r...
Warriors in poor Chan opener 20 January 2016 KIGALI - THE decision to include two veteran Zambian internationals and Africa Nations Cup gold medal winners in their Chan 2016 squad has paid off, as Isaac Chansa scored the decisive goal for Zambia to beat Zimbabwe in their opening game at Rwanda 2016. Chansa and Chris Katongo both started ...
Warriors' Chan journey begins 19 January 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe's Warriors will be looking for a positive result when they begin their African Nations Championships (Chan) campaign with a Group D clash against neighbours Zambia this afternoon at the Umuganda Stadium in Rubavu, Rwanda. The Warriors, who left for Rwanda on Saturday, settled...
Chivayo delivers pledge to Warriors 7 January 2016 HARARE - Businessman Wicknell Chivayo once again lived up to his pledge to assist the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) when it emerged that he will bankroll the Warriors' upkeep in Rwanda. The Warriors are set to leave next Saturday, for the fourth edition of the African Nations Championsh...
'Warriors can reach Chan finals' 5 January 2016 HARARE - Warriors playmaker Raphael Manuvire has set his sights on at least reaching the finals at the upcoming 2016 African Nations Championship (Chan) to be held in Rwanda later this month. The Warriors are currently in camp preparing for the tournament and are scheduled to fly out to Giseny...
Rwanda vote 'allows Kagame to extend term' 20 December 2015 KIGALI - Rwandans have voted overwhelmingly to allow President Paul Kagame to extend his term in office, initial referendum results show. Some 98% of voters support changing the constitution to allow him to run again in 2017 after his second term ends, the National Electoral Commission said. ...
Rwandans vote on third Kagame term 18 December 2015 KIGALI - Rwandans are voting in a referendum on a constitutional amendment to allow President Paul Kagame to seek a third term in office. Most voters, some 6.4 million, are eligible to vote on Friday, but around 37,000 Rwandans living overseas were able to have their say on Thursday. The ch...
Pasuwa picks Chan squad 4 December 2015 HARARE - Warriors coach Calisto Pasuwa yesterday named a 32-man strong provisional squad for the African Nations Championship (Chan) tournament which will be held in Rwanda next month. The squad will, however, be trimmed to the final 23 before the biennial continental soccer showcase bursts in...
Rwanda's President Kagame denounces UK 25 June 2015 KIGALI - Rwanda's President Paul Kagame has launched a scathing verbal attack on the UK government after the arrest of his intelligence chief. In his first comments since the arrest, Mr Kagame said it was a continuation of "colonialism" and accused the British of "arrogance and contempt". K...