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  • Roger wrote a new blog post: Kagame Blames DRC War For Rwanda’s Slow Economic Growth   3 weeks, 2 days ago · View

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    President Paul Kagame has partly blamed the conflict in the DRC for slow economic growth of Rwanda. “Our economy would have grown even faster had there not been two external mitigating factors. The first is the global economic downturn which had repurcussions on Rwanda’s economy. The second is the consequence of conflict in a neighbouring country that [...]

  • President Paul Kagame and his Congo Brazaville counterpart, Denis-Sassou-N’guesso, on Saturday commended the decisions taken by the heads of state of the just concluded ICGLR summit in Kampala. President Sassou-N’guesso is in Rwanda on a two-day working visit at the invitation of President Kagame during which the two heads of state discussed bilateral, regional and international issues, [...]

  • Roger wrote a new blog post: Rwanda-Congo: Kagame returns to Eastern Congo   1 month, 1 week ago · View

    When I started writing this piece, before deciding if I should use Paul Kagame or Rwanda in the title, I had several thoughts about how the Rwandan president was unrepresentative of his country. All these ventures in the Democratic Republic of Congo are for self-preservation. For sometime, I have had many discussions with a varied [...]

  • Roger wrote a new blog post: Congo Was ‘Killed’ By The West – Kagame   1 month, 1 week ago · View

    President Paul Kagame has described the volatile Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC) as a “dead body” of a state “killed” by the west. The Rwanda President has been under fire for reportedly arming and recruiting combatants to back up the M23, a charge he denies. Addressing government officials, media, diplomatic community and civil society during the 10th National [...]

  • Roger wrote a new blog post: Kagame Quizzes Gov’t Officials At ‘Umushyikirano’   1 month, 1 week ago · View

    Rwanda’s 10th National Dialogue, commonly known as ‘Umushyikirano,’ opened Thursday with President Paul Kagame calling for stepped up efforts to ensure the country’s economic self reliance. Speaking to thousands of guests at the Parliament Building in Kigali, President Kagame said “pushing for self reliance and dignity is good but comes with a cost.” “Some people [...]

  • Over 390 local leaders attended a hotel conference at Kibeho in Nyaruguru district, Southern Rwanda, as Southern Province Governor, Alphonse Munyantwali, on Friday made a one-day work visit to the district to assess the current pace towards achieving the 2012-2013 performance contracts. The local leaders ranged from heads of  umudugudu (literally village)  – Rwanda’s smallest administrative unit – to [...]

  • Roger wrote a new blog post: Kagame Speaks To Oxbridge Club In Nigeria   2 months, 1 week ago · View

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    Kagame with members of the Oxbridge Club in Nigeria

    President Paul Kagame ended a two- day tour of Nigeria with a speech as the guest speaker at the annual Spring Lecture held by the Oxbridge Club. The Oxbridge Club is a grouping of alumni of Oxford and Cambridge universities. Kagame is the first incumbent President to [...]

  • Roger wrote a new blog post: Rwandans urged to embrace land development programs   2 months, 2 weeks ago · View

    ThumbnailStanslas Kamanzi, Minister of Natural resources has urged Rwandese to participate in developing land and conserve the environment.

    Hon. Stanslas Kamanzi, Minister for Natural resources

    This was resolved on November 6 th 2012 during the meeting that gathered Southern Province leaders, Armed forces and police in districts and environment protection officials in Muhanga district. The Minister asserted: “if land [...]

  • Roger wrote a new blog post: FACTBOX-Key political risks to watch in Rwanda   2 months, 2 weeks ago · View

    ThumbnailKIGALI Nov 8 (Reuters) – Relations between Rwanda and its donors are strained after two U.N. experts reported alleged Rwandan support for a rebellion in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo and accused Rwanda’s defence minister of leading it. Donors including the United States, the Netherlands and Germany have suspended some of their financial aid to Rwanda over [...]

  • Roger wrote a new blog post: Congo, Rwanda control tempers after border shoot-out   2 months, 2 weeks ago · View

    * Congolese soldier was shot dead on Saturday * “Relations with Rwanda the same” – Congo army spokesman * Border where killing occurred runs through potato patch By Kenny Katombe KABUANGA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nov 5 (Reuters) – Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo sought on Monday to prevent the killing of a Congolese [...]

  • Roger wrote a new blog post: Sweden indicts man over Rwanda genocide   2 months, 2 weeks ago · View

    STOCKHOLM Nov 5 (Reuters) – Sweden has charged a man of Rwandan origin with taking part in the killings of thousands of people during the 1994 genocide in his homeland, the prosecutor’s office said on Monday, the first such case in the Nordic country. The man, an ethnic Hutu from Rwanda who is now a Swedish [...]

  • Roger wrote a new blog post: Some Rwanda News 01/11/2012   2 months, 3 weeks ago · View

    Kigali, Singapore in Deal to Improve Public Transport The Vice- Mayor of Kigali City, Alphonse Nizeyemana, represented Kigali while Mohinder Singh signed on behalf of LTA during an event organised by Rwanda’s High Commission in Singapore. “Nizeyemana noted that given the fast growing population of … Read more on AllAfrica.com   Etincelles Will Bounce Back-Dukuze Rwanda: Etincelles Will Bounce [...]

  • Roger wrote a new blog post: Some Rwanda News 31/10/2012   2 months, 3 weeks ago · View

    Intensify Awareness On Early Screening for Breast Cancer Rwanda: Intensify Awareness On Early Screening for Breast Cancer. 30 October 2012. RWANDA has recorded an increase in breast cancer cases over the last three years. According to statistics from the Health Ministry, in 2011 atleast 103 cases of the … Read more on AllAfrica.com   A decade after being deemed [...]

  • Roger wrote a new blog post: Britain Criticized For Rwanda Aid Donation   2 months, 4 weeks ago · View

    Britain Criticized For Rwanda Aid Donation
    Human rights groups have criticized Britain for handing the Rwandan government $ 26 million in aid, after most international donors had frozen payments because of allegations that Rwanda was supporting a rebellion in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
    Read more on Voice of America

  • Le président sud-africain, Jacob Zuma et son homologue congolais, Joseph Kabila, ont condamné, ce mardi 23 octobre, les forces impliquées dans la déstabilisation de la RDC. Ils l’ont fait savoir dans un communiqué conjoint, publié à l’occasion du voyage de Joseph Kabila en Afrique du Sud. Les deux chefs d’Etat ont déclaré avoir étudié à [...]

  • Roger wrote a new blog post: Defiant Rwanda calls West’s bluff on aid   3 months ago · View

    * Pressure grows on donors to act on alleged role in Congo * Rwanda denies interference, says aid cuts would be mistake * UN Security Council seat will enhance diplomatic weight By Mark John PARIS, Oct 21 (Reuters) – Rwanda is brushing aside allegations it is fomenting rebellion in neighbouring Congo, confident that foreign donors [...]

  • Roger wrote a new blog post: Kabarebe, Rwanda and Congo’s killing fields   3 months, 1 week ago · View

    * UN report says Rwandan minister as masterminded Congo rebellion * Kabarebe is President Kagame’s right-hand man * Rwanda denies involvement in recent Congo conflict Oct 19 (Reuters) – Swept up in the mid-1990s in a conflict that has killed an estimated 5 million people, former child soldier Gabriel struggles to reconcile his feelings towards [...]

  • Roger wrote a new blog post: UN Security Council plans sanctions on Congo rebels, others   3 months, 1 week ago · View

    * Rwanda defense minister accused of commanding Congo rebels * Uganda, Rwanda deny accusations of involvement * Nearly half a million people displaced due to fighting * U.N. says rebellion also being funded by traders in Rwanda By Michelle Nichols and Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS, Oct 19 (Reuters) – The U.N. Security Council intends to [...]

  • Roger wrote a new blog post: Kagame meets students, ready to hand over power!   3 months, 1 week ago · View

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    President Kagame takes questions from students

    Rwandan leader Paul Kagame has explained the succession question, saying he would be glad to be succeeded by a President capable of taking the nation another step forward in terms of development. “I am not thinking of someone like me but someone who can do [...]

  • Roger wrote a new blog post: Rwanda warns against cutting aid over Congo rebels   3 months, 1 week ago · View

    * Rwanda relies on aid for about 40 percent of its budget * Says wrong to impose sanctions based on flawed report * Rwanda won seat on U.N. Security Council on Thursday By Michelle Nichols and Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS, Oct 18 (Reuters) – Rwanda’s foreign minister warned on Thursday that it would be “the [...]

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