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Rwanda Outlaws Political Cartoons and an Opposition Leader Goes Free
October 5, 2018
The Rwandese government of Paul Kagame has outlawed the drawing of cartoons that portray politicians/leaders in an unflattering manner. ... read more »
African Critics See Dark Side to China’s ‘Charitable’ Loans
September 14, 2018
At the confab, with representatives from 53 of 54 African countries, sky-high numbers were bandied about. Chinese President Xi Jinping announced $60 billion in funds for eight initiatives over the next three years, in areas ranging from industrial promotion, infrastructure construction and scholarships for young Africans. ... read more »
Mourning Kofi Annan, Remembering Ron Walters
September 6, 2018
Kofi Annan made his transition in August. The seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations, he worked up from the lower ranks (starting at age 24) of the international organization, to serve as head of peacekeeping operations, and four years into his term as UN Secretary-General, earning the Nobel Peace Prize. ... read more »
First African To Lead the U.N. Fought for Developing World Causes
August 24, 2018
Kofi Atta Annan, former Secretary General of the U.N., is being remembered today for his leadership over ten tumultuous years when the world faced a crisis of poverty, injustice and disease. Mr. Annan passed away this month at age 80. ... read more »
We’re Not a Dumping Ground for Used Cars, Says Rwanda President at New Auto Plant Opening
July 26, 2018
VW’s $20 million investment will create up to 1,000 jobs, and is an example of much needed spending by overseas firms in the nation, which receives $1 billion in foreign aid and development assistance but is making business-friendly reforms. ... read more »
Retirement Pledge in Doubt as Ivory Coast President Eyes a Run For 10 More Years
June 7, 2018
In a recent interview with a French magazine, Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara revealed his vision of two more terms in office despite having repeatedly said he would step down at the end of his second term in 2020. ... read more »
Me Too Movement Reaches Into African Halls of Power
May 31, 2018
The women, who work at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, appealed to Moussa Faki Mahamat, the new AUC chair, and Rwanda President Paul Kagame, the AU chair, in a signed letter obtained by the paper. ... read more »
Rwandans ‘Remember, Renew and Unite’ on Anniversary of Genocide
April 12, 2018
Rwandans at home and abroad marked the April 1994 Genocide that took the lives of more than a million Rwandans in just 100 days . ... read more »
Congo Sends Asylum Seekers Back to U.S., Calling Deportation ‘Inhumane’
February 28, 2018
Congo Sends Asylum Seekers Back to U.S., Calling Deportation ‘Inhumane’ ... read more »
Rwanda Jails Women’s Rights Activist After Presidential Bid
October 5, 2017
Later, she was disqualified from appearing on the ballot due to an alleged lack of signatures. ... read more »
Election Races To Watch – Kenya, Rwanda And Angola
July 25, 2017
Rwanda will spend 5.5 billion Rwandan francs ($6.5 million). With 6.8 million registered voters, that’s less than a dollar per vote ... read more »
After Disqualifying Opposition, Rwandan President Sees Victory In August Polls
July 21, 2017
Rwandan election campaigning kicked off last week with three presidential candidates rallying in different parts of the country. ... read more »
Morocco shines for Africa at Washington DC 2017 Embassy Chef Challenge
May 31, 2017
 The event was held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington DC on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 ... read more »
U.N. Chief Cites ‘Chapters of Inaction,’ as Rwanda Marks 23rd Memorial Year
April 11, 2017
U.N. Chief Cites ‘Chapters of Inaction,’ as Rwanda Marks 23rd Memorial Year ... read more »
Embracing Survival
Sept. 11 On Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 2:30 p.m., the Simon Wiesenthal Center Museum of Tolerance will host a special program and book launch of “Embracing Survival”, ... read more / view event »
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