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Past articles by James:

Kagame pardons 52 young women convicted for abortion, infanticide

President Paul Kagame on Thursday exercised his prerogative of mercy and pardoned 52 persons convicted for the offenses of abortion and infanticide. Infanticide is the intentional killing of an infant. Speaking to The New Times on Friday, Justice Minister and Attorney General, Johnston Busingye, reiterated that the Presidential pardon means that the President exercises his power of mercy to give… → Read More

Nigerian naval officer on why he wrote a book on Genocide against the Tutsi

On January 25, 2018, a book authored by Rear Admiral Samuel Ilesanmi Alade (Rtd) titled “The Making of a Million Smiles: Reflections on Rwanda’s Rise from the Ashes” was launched at the National Defence College in Abuja, Nigeria. The author, Rear Admiral Alade served as a UN Military Observer to the United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda (UNAMIR) from 1994-1995 and witnessed the… → Read More

Lack of cooperation on Genocide fugitives will be Africa’s Achilles heels – Busingye

Reluctance by many African countries to cooperate in arresting and deporting the masterminds of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi will be the continent’s Achilles heel, the Justice minister has said. Johnston Busingye was addressing delegates yesterday at a conference in Kigali that aimed to evaluate the progress made since the end of the 1994 Genocide and identify challenges to the ongoing… → Read More

Rwanda: Mudacumura Killed in DR Congo Army Operation

The Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC) on Wednesday confirmed it killed FDLR leader Sylvestre Mudacumura. → Read More

Civil society reacts to outcomes of Rwanda, Uganda peace talks

Members of civil society have expressed optimism in peace talks between Rwanda and Uganda. On Monday, the two countries’ officials agreed to meet again in Kampala, after 30 days, to review progress on the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding signed in Luanda, Angola last month by President Paul Kagame and his Ugandan counterpart President Yoweri Museveni. Joseph Ryarasa,… → Read More

Rwanda, Uganda Peace Talks Underway in Kigali

Rwanda and Ugandan officials have on Monday morning started a one-day meeting in Kigali to come up with a solution to end the ongoing impasse in relations between the two countries. → Read More

Rwanda, Uganda Officials to Meet in Kigali

Rwanda and Uganda's ministers for foreign affairs and those in charge of internal affairs, as well as heads of intelligence, are set to meet in Kigali on Monday next week in the latest attempt to normalise their deteriorating relations. → Read More

Genocide: New Zealand hands over diplomatic archives

The Permanent Mission of Rwanda to the UN on Saturday received a copy of New Zealand's diplomatic archive on Rwanda during the latter’s tenure on the Security Council in 1993-94, as the Genocide against the Tutsi unfolded. The copy was delivered by New Zealand’s former envoy to the UN, Amb. Colin Keating, and Craig Hawke, New Zealand’s current Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN.… → Read More

Rwanda: President Kagame Makes Three New Appointments in RDF

President Paul Kagame, who is also the Commander-in-Chief of Rwanda Defence Force (RDF), on Monday made appointments and changes within RDF. → Read More

Rwanda: Govt Optimistic Ahead of Belgium Genocide Trials

The Rwandan Government has said that it hopes the forthcoming trial of three people, in Belgium, suspected to have participated in the murder of Rwandans during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi will be conducted in a way that reflects the needs and expectations of survivors of the Genocide. → Read More

Rwanda-Uganda relations: What next after Angola pact?

All Rwandans who were arbitrarily arrested in Ugandan should be freed in the spirit of the agreement signed Wednesday in Angola before the government of Rwanda lifts the travel advisory on Rwandans travelling to Uganda. This was said by Olivier Nduhungirehe, the state minister for East African Community in an interview with The New Times on Thursday. In March this year, Rwanda issued a travel… → Read More

ADEPR speaks out on arrests, torture of followers in Uganda

The Association of Pentecostal Churches in Rwanda (ADEPR) has raised concerns over the arbitrary arrests, detention and torture of their faithful, by Ugandan security organs. Speaking to The New Times, the deputy legal representative of ADEPR, John Karangwa, said that all their faithful who have fallen victim are peace-loving followers, noting that the same fate has befallen other Rwandans in… → Read More

Retired French soldier shocked by minister paying homage to deceased Genocide denier

Lt Col Guillaume Ancel, who was involved in the ‘Opération Turquoise’, expressed his shock on Twitter in reference to a tweet by the French Ministry of Culture which pays tribute to Pierre Adolphe Péan. → Read More

Rwanda writes to Uganda over ‘arrest of 40 Rwandans’ in Kampala church

Newspapers in Uganda report that the Rwandans were seized from a church in the Kibuye area within the city of Kampala in a security swoop by the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence. → Read More

Rwanda: Who Are the Eight ICTR-Indicted Genocide Fugitives Still at Large?

The Chief Prosecutor of the International Residual Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT), Serge Brammertz, recently told the UN Security Council that his office had credible intelligence on the whereabouts of several of the eight Rwandan Genocide fugitives indicted by the UN court. → Read More

Who are the eight ICTR-indicted Genocide fugitives still at large?

The Chief Prosecutor of the International Residual Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT), Serge Brammertz, recently told the UN Security Council that his office had credible intelligence on the whereabouts of several of the eight Rwandan Genocide fugitives indicted by the UN court. The mechanism took over from the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) established by… → Read More

Rwanda: Will South Africa Arrest Genocide Fugitive Mpiranya?

Analysis - Genocide survivors will be looking to South Africa to arrest and hand over one of the most wanted fugitives responsible for the Genocide against the Tutsi, so he is brought to book. → Read More

Rwanda Assumes Chairmanship of Leading AU Body

Rwanda has assumed the rotating monthly chairmanship of the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union for the month of May 2019. → Read More

Rwanda 'Grateful for Action Against Genocide Fugitives'

The Government is grateful to countries that have arrested and extradited/deported to Rwanda or prosecuted Genocide fugitives to help deliver justice for victims, the Minister for Justice Johnston Busingye has said. → Read More

Now that Kinshasa is just two hours away, what opportunities can Rwandans pursue there?

There is so much that a smart entrepreneur can do to make money in Kinshasa, a Congolese who spoke to The New Times during Rwandan national carrier RwandAir’s maiden commercial flight to Kinshasa said. Stick Luka, a pharmacist who lives and works in the Eastern DR Congo City of Bukavu, the Provincial Capital of South Kivu, was on RwandAir’s inaugural flight to Kinshasa, with a mission. He was… → Read More