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Burundi ex-president Buyoya denounces warrant

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Burundi’s former president Pierre Buyoya on Sunday denounced as politically motivated a warrant issued against him for his alleged role in the assassination of his country’s first democratically elected leader. On Friday, Burundi issued an international arrest warrant against Buyoya, 11 former senior officials and five …

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Four arrests over 1993 killing of Burundi leader

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Burundi authorities have arrested four retired army officers suspected of a role in the 1993 assassination of the country’s first democratically elected President Melchior Ndadaye, a judicial source said. The source said the four arrested Saturday are suspcted of involvement in the killing of Ndadaye, …

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RWANDA: Kagame shuffles cabinet

Urges new team to transform Rwanda and citizens Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & AGENCIES | Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Oct.19 swore in six new ministers appointed in a major cabinet reshuffle. The new ministers are Minister of Defence, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Minister of Trade and …

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More than 40 dead in Kenya bus accident

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | More than 40 people have been killed in a bus accident in western Kenya early Wednesday, police said. “Reports reaching me are that more than 40 people died on the spot but it could be more because the roof of the bus was ripped off,” …

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RDB partners with global IT firm, Andela

US$80million available for specialists in 4 African countries Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Andela, a global engineering firm based in New York, has raised US$80million in venture funding to mentor software developers in the four African countries where it operates; Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya and Nigeria. The firm invests in Africa’s …

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COMMENT: The economic cost of corruption in Kenya

The theft jeopardises the country’s short-term skills provision objectives and causes irredeemable long-term opportunity costs COMMENT | ODONGO KODONGO | Kenya is perceived as one of the world’s most corrupt countries. It ranked 143 out of 180 countries on Transparency International’s 2017 corruption perception index. The only African countries that scored …

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