[Deutsche Welle] In a surprise move, 2,140 prisoners including opposition leader Victoire Ingabire and musician Kizito Mihigo, have been released from jail.
[New Times] President Paul Kagame on Friday exercised his prerogative of mercy to grant early release to over 2,000 inmates convicted for various crimes.
[New Times] Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi arrived at Kanombe International Airport this afternoon beginning his three day state visit.
[New Times] President Paul Kagame has said that during his tenure as Chairperson of the African Union, among the action items he will seek to advance include gender inclusion and equity at the Union.
[Daily News] TANZANIA and Rwanda have agreed to construct a Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) network connecting Isaka in Shinyanga to Kigali, with the key goal of linking the landlocked country to the port of Dar es Salaam.
[New Times] President Paul Kagame on Saturday appointed four more senior leaders in various positions including permanent secretaries and heads of institutions.
[Monitor] Diane Shima Rwigara’s dream to be Rwanda’s next president and probably the country’s first female president has unceremoniously been shattered after the National Electoral Commission declined to approve her.
[Monitor] Kampala -Presidential candidate Diane Shima Rwigara, 35, yesterday formally submitted her nomination documents to the National Electoral Commission (NEC) to challenge incumbent president Paul Kagame in Rwanda’s forthcoming presidential elections slated for August 4.
[East African] A team of experts led by Rwandan President Paul Kagame have come up with proposals to end duplication of roles by various Africa Union organs; and to cede some roles to regional economic communities. If implemented, the proposals will realign a dozen or so institutions of the AU.
[New Times] President Paul Kagame’s decision to pardon girls and women convicted of abortion has drawn praise from civil society.