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October 16, 2017 9:00 AM Rwanda dials up investment opportunities by playing to its strengths

Rwanda | Jaco Maritz | The difference between Rwanda and some other East African countries can be likened to removing yellow-tinted sunglasses after having worn them for a while – the world just looks different when it’s not covered in a layer of dust. Kigali’s cleanliness can be attributed to a combination of factors, including people generally not littering 2

October 16, 2017 1:09 AM Brawls, Arrests, Autocratic Moves Imperil East African Democracy

Ugandan lawmakers brawl over a bill that could create a president-for-life. Tanzania arrests lawmakers and shutters newspapers. And as Kenya tries to rerun a botched election, a ruling party leader says what the country really needs is a benevolent dictator. As unrest and crackdowns plague some of the region’s largest economies, home to various levels 2

October 15, 2017 7:24 AM Jubilee all out to seal loopholes in power bid

President Uhuru Kenyatta strides into the repeat presidential election in 11 days more insulated from the possibility of losing, thanks to the withdrawal of his key challenger Raila Odinga and an additional weapon in the form of a new set of laws that alter the running of polls. With Mr Odinga’s National Super Alliance (Nasa) having halted its campaigns 6

October 15, 2017 4:56 AM Kagame Explains Why Rwanda Gave Corruption a Red Card

President Paul Kagame(2nd Left) during a panel discussion on Maximizing Finance for Development – World Bank/IMF annual meetings, Washington DC. President Paul Kagame has said that Rwanda’s ‘zero’ tolerance to corruption, good investment policies have been the secret behind more foreign investments into the country. “If we allowed corruption to thrive 2

October 14, 2017 1:49 PM Rwanda pursues democracy rooted in needs of her people

An article published in the Sunday Standard of October 8, under the headline “Corrupt power that has placed East African region in constant anarchy” by Daud Osman, cannot go unchallenged. The writer purports to portray Rwanda as a dictatorship and the recent elections that returned President Paul Kagame to another term in office as illegitimate 5

October 9, 2017 9:38 AM Paul Kagame and his daughter block Kenyan rapper on twitter

Days after the daughter of Rwandan President Paul Kagame shut down a twitter troll in style, a Kenyan rapper has been put down like a hot potato. Makarios Ouma alias Mwafreeka has been blocked on twitter by President Kagame and his daughter Ange. Mwafreeka revealed the development in what was perceived as final bolt on his unhinged attacks targeted at the Rwandese 7

October 6, 2017 5:06 PM President’s daughter in epic tweef with Kenyan bloggers

Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame’s daughter was involved in a nasty online scuffle with a number of Kenyan bloggers over her father’s leadership. The beef ensued when the blogger Robert Alai issued his comment on one of her tweets regarding Paul Kagame’s challenger Diane Rwigara. “Praying for her —>> She tried to run against Rwandan President Paul Kagame 19

October 6, 2017 6:46 AM Critic of Rwandan president to face criminal trial on Friday

A critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame will appear in court on Friday charged with inciting insurrection and forgery, the prosecutor’s office said on Thursday. Diane Shima Rwigara, a 35-year-old accountant, is the latest political opponent of Kagame to face criminal charges. She was barred from contesting the presidency in an August election he won with 98.8 percent 3

September 29, 2017 9:50 PM Africa's little red dot, Feature

THEY CALL RWANDA the Land of a Thousand Hills - for obvious reasons - but this small (26,338 square kilometres) land-locked nation in the heart of Africa has a somewhat more surprising unofficial name: The Second Singapore. One generation after political unrest, armed struggle and subsequent genocide decimated its population and displaced many more, Rwanda 2

September 26, 2017 3:08 AM Rwanda files charges against opposition leader

Police have charged Rwandan opposition leader Diane Rwigara, who was detained at the weekend along with her mother and sister, with "offenses to state security and forgery," according to a statement issued Monday. Rwigara, who was blocked from challenging President Paul Kagame in August elections, is one of several opposition figures arrested earlier 4