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Kagame is new head of the EAC summit

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | After several postponements, Presidents of the East African Community (EAC) met in the Tanzanian city of Arusha on Feb.01. The summit which has aborted twice – first on Nov. 30 when Burundi pulled out forcing its cancellation and Dec.27 when the meeting didn’t happen …

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DR Congo seeks UN help against Rwanda rebels on border

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | DR Congo’s government has asked its UN peacekeeping mission for help against Rwandan rebels planning operations against Rwanda from inside Congolese territory, the UN said on Wednesday. Leila Zerrougui, chief of the UN mission known as MONUSCO, said Kinshasa asked in a letter for …

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Rwand Air appoints an agent in Australia

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Rwanda’s national carrier, RwandAir, has appointed Airline Rep Services a General Sales Agent (GSA), a company division of the CVFR Travel Group as its representative for the region of Australia and New Zealand. The airline’s CEO, Yvonne Manzi Makolo, said the deal was accomplished …

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Rwanda mine collapse kills 14

Kigali, Rwanda | AFP |  An accident at an eastern Rwanda mine on Monday killed 14 people, including seven women, a local government official said. “This is an unfortunate event that nobody expected. The accident happened when falling debris at the mining site buried all the 14 people and killed …

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Former Flying Squad boss Muhangi, Col Ndahura charged

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Herbert Muhangi, the former Commandant of the Police Flying Squad and five other senior police officers have been charged for failure to protect war materials, aiding and abetting kidnaps in Uganda. The six appeared before the Makindye based General Court Martial Chaired by Lt. …

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KCB auctions Rwanda’s Ubumwe Grande Hotel

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Rwanda’s Ubumwe Grande Hotel fetched $34.053 million in as auctioneers that was held on Dec 24 to recover money owed to Kenya Commercial Bank’s Rwandan unit. The winning bid for the property was offered by Umubano Industries. Reports indicate that more than a dozen interested parties …

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Rwanda to host 2020 Intra-African Trade Fair

Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | The inaugural Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF 2018) ended in Cairo on December 17 with the Rwandese capital of Kigali being announced as the host of the 2020 event. Former Nigeria President Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, who is also Chairman of the IATF Advisory Council, made the …

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