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Recent articles by James:

Africa: Kenyan Candidate for WTO Top Job Pledges to Double Intra-Africa Trade

Amina Mohamed, the Kenyan candidate for the position of Director General at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) has promised to advance an open trading system once given the mandate. → Read More

Rusesabagina faces terrorism, murder charges

Paul Rusesabagina, an alleged denier of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, and leader of a terrorist group responsible for civilian deaths in Rwanda, was on Monday, August 31, paraded before the media in the capital Kigali. According to the Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB), Rusesabagina has been the subject of an International Arrest Warrant for multiple charges, including terrorism, arson,… → Read More

Report: Rwanda is the largest exporter of textiles to DR Congo

Rwanda is the largest exporter of textiles from the region to the DR Congo but Rwandan SMEs in this line of business ought to explore this business line for expansion and diversification. The study titled “The Opportunities for trade in the Democratic Republic of Congo” was launched on Wednesday, August 19, by the East African Business Council in collaboration with GIZ It reveals trade… → Read More

How do international newsrooms reporting on Africa fare on diversity, inclusion?

A survey on 47 international newsrooms that report on Africa reveals that while these outlets consider diversity and inclusion very important and that they strive to recruit more diverse teams, it is, most likely, easier said than done. This is highlighted in an article published Wednesday, August 12, by African Arguments, a pan-African platform for news, investigation and opinion seeking to… → Read More

New civil registration system to cater for refugees, Rwandans abroad

Rwanda, this week, launched a civil registration system however, there have been concerns that refugees, foreign residents and nationals living abroad were not included. A senior government official has been quick to allay those fears. According to Josephine Mukesha, the Director-General of the National Identification Agency, the system does not leave anyone behind. “Everyone including refugees,… → Read More

Covid-19: EAC truck drivers tracking system to be launched next week

East African Community (EAC) partner states have agreed to start launching a regional electronic cargo and driver tracking system, mid next week, as one of the measures aimed at preventing further spread of the Coronavirus disease, and minimize loss of lives. The launch will run from August 12 to 31 at the various border points. It will start at the Rusumo border between Rwanda with Tanzania,… → Read More

New land use masterplan is in line with Vision 2050 – official

On July 29, the Cabinet approved a new National Land Use and Development Master Plan, a document that will guide how land in the country is used for at least the next 30 years, up to 2050. The document, according to officials, comes to boost the optimal use of land to spur economic transformation in the country. Alexis Rutagengwa, head of land use planning at the Rwanda Land Management and Use… → Read More

WHO: Mothers with Covid-19 can breastfeed

Breastfeeding mothers who have Covid-19 can still breastfeed their infants, the World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said. He noted that the benefits of breastfeeding outweigh the risks of infection. "WHO recommends that mothers with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 should be encouraged the same as all other mothers to initiate or continue… → Read More

Rwanda: Top Genocidaire, Founder of FDLR Militia Found in France

An investigative french media house has located, after seven months of careful investigation, a man who allegedly played a central in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, hiding in a city in north-central France. → Read More

Africa: AfCFTA Implementation Pushed to January

The executive secretary of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), has proposed to African heads of state that trading under this framework starts in January 2020, according to an official. → Read More

Over 50 militiamen from DR Congo paraded, to be charged with terrorism

The Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) on Thursday, July 17, paraded to the media 57 suspect caught in acts of subversion against the country. Majority are members of armed anti-Rwanda militia captured at different periods in DR Congo and in Rwanda. They include some who participated in the attack in Musanze District last year in October that claimed the lives of 14 innocent civilians. Dominique… → Read More

How proposed private sector 2020/21 budget stimulus packages will lessen Covid-19 impact

The regional private sector body has proposed economic stimulus packages to mitigate Covid-19 impact, which it hopes will be considered when four EAC Partner States jointly unveil their budgets for the new fiscal year, next week. Next week on Thursday, June 11, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda are expected to jointly unveil their respective national budgets for the fiscal year 2020/2021. The… → Read More

Kabuga appears in court, hearing adjourned to May 27

After his interrogation by prosecution on Tuesday, Genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga appeared in a court in the French capital, Paris on Wednesday, May 20. In the Paris Court of Appeal, Kabuga's lawyers indicated that they have not had enough time to prepare for his defence and therefore requested for more time. French law allows for up to eight days in such circumstances. The court ruled they be… → Read More

Rwanda: We'll Get You All - UN Prosecutor Tells Genocide Suspects Still At Large

Serge Brammertz, Chief Prosecutor of the Residual Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (RMICT), has told The New Times that his team of investigators has good leads and continues to tirelessly hunt for seven other Rwandan Genocide fugitives indicted by the UN court years ago → Read More

Experts raise questions on Kabuga-French connection

Félicien Kabuga, one of the key suspected architects of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, was arrested Saturday, May 16, in a Paris suburb after more than two decades on the run. “C’est une bombe (it’s a bomb),” Alain Gauthier, president of the France-based Collectif des parties civiles pour le Rwanda (CPCR), told The New Times an hour after news of Kabuga’s arrest broke out.… → Read More

Bungled case of Genocide fugitive Rwamucyo puts France in spotlight

A France-based rights group has told The New Times that 13 years after it filed a case against a Genocide fugitive who was then living there, Prosecutors now seem set to initiate a trial. The Collectif des Parties Civiles pour le Rwanda (CPCR), which has for two decades worked to bring Genocide suspects in France to book, filed a case against Eugene Rwamucyo, 60, in 2007. He is one of the… → Read More

COVID-19: Face masks must be used properly, warns front line health expert

On Monday, May 4, some public and private businesses resumed operations after more than 40 days of lock-down and the use of facemasks was one of the things that the government directed that everyone does, especially in public spaces. However, observations from The New Times team indicated that more public awareness is needed on the use of face masks. Some people on the streets, in markets and… → Read More

Kwibuka26: Callixte Ndagijimana, the Bourgmestre who was murdered for defending the Tutsi

Mugina Parish is located in Mbati Cell, Mugina Sector, in Kamonyi District. During the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, hundreds of Tutsi from Bugesera, Kigali City, Kigali Ngari, and the communes which surrounded Mugina commune took refuge at Mugina Parish. According to Jean Damascene Ntivuguruzwa, 53, a Genocide survivor who was born and grew up in the area, people in Mugina used to be very… → Read More

East Africa: Regional Business Council Appeals for Ease of Air Cargo Operations

The East African Business Council (EABC) is appealing to regional leaders to consider measures that will facilitate air cargo operations during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. → Read More

Rwanda: Six Ways to Commemorate During COVID-19 Lockdown

As Rwandans pause to commemorate the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, this year, there are changes to how people will remember the victims of the Genocide due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant lockdown. → Read More