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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=qtR7WMH0x6YPresident 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".

IMF: Rwanda’s economic performance under Kagame remains strong with growth beating expectations

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Friday that Rwanda’s macroeconomic performance was strong and would remain that way over the next two to three years.According to the IMF, the economic growth...

African Development Bank approves €8 million grant to supply electricity to DRC, Burundi and Rwanda

The African Development Bank Group has approved an €8 million grant drawn from the European Union’s Africa Investment Platform (EU-AIP) to support the preparation of the Ruzizi IV Hydropower Project.The plant...

New research shows technology could speed up growth in Africa

A new research published in the Harvard Business Review on Wednesday shows that although both the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund have made less optimistic projections about Africa in the years and decades to...

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Sub-Saharan Africa’s difficult road to recovery

By Abebe Aemro SelassieThe COVID-19 pandemic represents an unprecedented health and economic crisis...

Sub-Saharan Africa faces difficult road to recovery amid COVID-19 economic fallout, IMF says in latest economic outlook

Sub-Saharan Africa is facing a difficult road to recovery amid COVID-19 economic fallout, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in its...

IMF approves additional $156 million disbursement to Cameroon to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday approved an additional $156 million disbursement to Cameroon to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout.

Half of women in the world are jobless, UN says in shocking new report

Less than 50% of working-age women are in the labour market, a figure that has barely changed over the last quarter...

South Africa launches $6 billion COVID-19 employment stimulus

South Africa has launched a $6 billion (R100 billion) COVID-19 employment stimulus to be implemented over the next three years.

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