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  • Women Make Up More Than Half of Rwanda's New Cabinet

    RWANDA, 2017/09/11 Rwandan President Paul Kagame has unveiled a gender-balanced Cabinet in accordance with an before pledge, with 11 of 20 posts taken by women. The President and his new Prime Minister Dr Edouard Ngirente named a mix of former ministers and new figures in their line-up that as well saw new dockets created.
  • Rwanda: Senate Approves Eight New Heads of Institutions

    RWANDA, 2017/09/11 The Senate Thursday approved eight public officials who were last week appointed to lead various agencies, with some suggesting an audit into the institutions before the doors are opened to their new leadership. Senator Perrine Mukankusi wondered if the appointees were not curious to take on their new offices starting on a clean slate. "Is it not necessary that the new officials initial conduct an audit into these offices before they take them up so that they know exactly the magnitude of the issues that they have to transaction with?" she asked.
  • Rwanda: Election - NEC Begins Delivery of Polling Materials

    RWANDA, 2017/08/01 The National Electoral Commission (NEC) Monday started dispatching voting materials, inclunding ballot papers, voter lists and electoral ink to districts ahead of the August 4 presidential election. According to Charles Munyaneza, the executive secretary of the commission, this was done to ensure early preparation to avoid unnecessary delays on the polling day. Munyaneza told The New Times that they started with districts in Eastern, Western and Northern provinces, while today, NEC is expected to dispatch the materials to Southern Province and City of Kigali.
  • Rwanda: Security is the Foundation for Strong Nation - Kagame

    RWANDA, 2017/07/16 President Paul Kagame has said that each Rwandan has a role to play in preserving safety and security of the country as it is the foundation of a strong country. Kagame said this while officiating the at the closing ceremony of the 10th edition of Itorero Indangamirwa, a civic training programme for youth. The Itorero cohort included participants who have attended previous Indangamirwa intakes, fresh entrants inclunding a select Senior Six graduates who performed exceptionally well during national examinations.
  • Rwanda: Smooth Start in Race for Presidency

    RWANDA, 2017/07/16 Election campaigns kicked off across the country yesterday with the three candidates in this year's presidential race addressing different rallies to woo voters. Incumbent President Paul Kagame of the Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) launched his campaign in the Southern Province's district of Ruhango, before addressing an extra rally in Nyanza.
  • Rwanda: Presidential Campaigns Kick Off

    RWANDA, 2017/07/16 The country's three presidential candidates vying for President begin the campaign trail today. The incumbent Paul Kagame, of the RPF Inkotanyi; Frank Habineza, of the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda; and Philippe Mpayimana, an , all chose to begin their campaign rallies at sites out of the capital Kigali. The candidates will spend the next 19 days travelling to the different parts of the country, holding rallies and searching for votes.
  • President Paul Kagame being shown by an official partial results of December's referendum.

    RWANDA, 2016/01/02 Rwanda's President Paul Kagame has confirmed that he will seek re-election for a third term in 2017. The announcement was expected next a referendum approved constitutional changes to allow him to run for three further terms and could potentially see him to remain in power until 2034. President Kagame said Rwandans had made clear they wanted him to lead the country next 2017, and he could only accept. He has dominated Rwandan politics since his rebel army ended the 1994 genocide.
  • Burundi, Rwanda, and now Congo; another African president set to change term limit rules

    BURUNDI, 2015/07/19 REPUBLIC of Congo’s President Denis Sassou Nguesso received the green light on Friday from a political forum on the next of the country’s institutions to try extend his lengthy policy. It was the second political action in favour of extending presidential term limits in Central Africa in the week. On Tuesday Rwandan lawmakers voted 99% to hold a referendum on proposed changes to the constitution that would allow President Paul Kagame to extend his 15 years in power. READ: 99% of Rwandan lawmakers vote for changes to allow Kagame extend his 15 years in power
  • African governments review growing energy and food subsidies

    BOTSWANA, 2013/06/20 African government deficits, while low by historical standards, has been creeping up as aid and remittances dip, and counter-cyclical interventions rack up in response to the effects of the financial crisis. Combined with a rising food and fuel import bill, governments are presently looking for savings. Energy and food subsidies are increasingly being reviewed.