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France arrests Félicien Kabuga, one of the masterminds behind Rwandan genocide who kept false identity for 26 years

The arrest of Félicien Kabuga, one of the alleged masterminds behind the Rwandan genocide, in France on May 16, 2020, brings victims and survivors one step closer to justice 26 years later, Human Rights Watch said on Monday....

Coronavirus lockdown, arrests and abuses surge in Rwanda

Rwandan police have arbitrarily arrested scores of people since directives to prevent the spread of Covid-19 came into force on March 22, 2020, Human Rights Watch said on Friday. The authorities have accused people of violating the measures and at times detained people...

Africa defends WHO and its head Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus amid attacks by Trump

African leaders are defending the World Health Organization (WHO) and its head Ethiopian Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus amid attacks by U.S. President Donald Trump "Surprised to learn of a campaign by the US govt...

Africa remembers genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda 26 years ago

The chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat has written a moving letter to Africans on the 26th commemoration of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. Under the theme "remember-unite-review",...

IMF approves $109.4 million emergency disbursement to Rwanda to address COVID-19 pandemic

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Thursday approved the disbursement of $109.4 million to Rwanda to be drawn under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF). The money would meet Rwanda's urgent balance of...

Chilling death in police custody of popular Rwandan singer Kizito Mihigo should be fully investigated – Human Rights Watch

The government of Rwanda should ensure a thorough, independent, and transparent investigation into the death in police custody of Kizito Mihigo, a well-known singer and activist, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday. https://youtu.be/qtR7WMH0x6Y

Amnesty expresses shock over death in police custody of Rwanda gospel singer Kizito Mihigo. Kagame’s police say singer committed suicide

Amnesty International on Monday expressed shock, anger and sadness over the death in police custody of Rwanda singer Kizito Mihigo. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtR7WMH0x6Y President Paul Kagame's police force claimed...

BREAKING: UN body urges Rwanda to end arbitrary detention and beating of street children

Human Rights Watch said on Friday the call by the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child for Rwanda to take “urgent measures” to end abuse of street children should be carried out immediately.

Ethiopia’s Abiy presents Africa agriculture scorecard showing jet-flying leaders from Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Ethiopia, Ghana, Rwanda, Togo and Cameroon all failed

Nigeria, Africa's most populous country failed. Ethiopia, the second most populous country on the continent also failed. South Africa, one of the biggest economies in Africa failed as well. It was the same thing for Ghana,...

Human Rights Watch warns against Rwanda abusive detention of street children in new report

Human Rights Watch warned in a report released on Monday that Rwandan authorities were seeking to formalize "their abusive arrests and detention of some of the country’s most vulnerable children under the pretense of rehabilitating them".

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Read full remarks by IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva on financing for development amid COVID-19

Good morning. I want to thank Prime Minister Trudeau, Prime Minister Holness, and Secretary-General Guterres for keeping...

Nigeria’s SERAP writes Buhari to provide spending details and audit of ‘fresh’ $5.513 billion loan

The Nigerian Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent a Freedom of Information request to President Muhammadu Buhari requesting him...

African Development Bank approves €88 million ($98 million) loan for Senegal to respond to COVID-19

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank on Friday approved a loan of 88 million euros to Senegal, hit hard...

IMF Executive Board Approves FY 2021-FY 2023 Medium-Term Budget

On April 27, 2020, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved the IMF’s administrative and capital budgets for...

Former African presidents release joint statement backing embattled African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina

In an unprecedented move, former African heads of state and government released a jointly signed letter on Friday, backing the embattled...

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