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KAGAME: Rwandans are actually very happy

New York, US | THE INDEPENDENT | President Paul Kagame has held a meeting in New York with his Presidential Advisory Council (PAC), and hailed them for sticking with the country in its struggles to get back on its feet fully. “I sincerely want to thank all of you for staying …

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Obasanjo hails Museveni for showing initiative in Rwanda row

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Former Nigeria President Olusegun Obasanjo has praised President Yoweri Museveni for taking steps to remove hurdles that had created a row with Rwanda. Obasanjo said that he was in the country earlier in the year and talked to Museveni about ways to resolving …

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Rwanda Police warns over corporal punishment in schools

Kigali, Rwanda | THE INDEPENDENT | Rwanda Police has cautioned teachers against administering corporal punishments to students in form of disciplining, saying that such acts amounts to “criminal actions.” The warning follows separate cases where teachers have been arrested for severely beating and injuring pupils. Among those arrested is a teacher …

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RWANDA: Death of warlord in DR Congo ‘good news’ for region

Kigali, Rwanda | AFP |  Kigali on Wednesday welcomed the killing of a Rwandan Hutu rebel leader in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and said it proved neighbouring President Felix Tshisekedi’s commitment to fighting “negative forces”. Sylvestre Mudacumura, commander of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), who …

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DR Congo troops shoot dead Rwandan warlord Mudacumura

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP |  A Rwandan Hutu rebel leader wanted by the International Criminal Court on war crime charges has been shot dead by the Congolese army, a DRC military spokesperson said on Wednesday. Sylvestre Mudacumura, commander of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), was …

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LIVE: Uganda-Rwanda talks start in Kigali

  Kigali, Rwanda | THE INDEPENDENT | Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Kutesa, Minister of Internal Affairs Maj. Gen J.J Odongo and Attorney General William Byaruhanga are in Kigali for the start of talks to end the diplomatic row between Uganda and Rwanda. The talks started this morning. The talks follow a pact signed …

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Sam Kutesa to lead Ugandan delegation to Rwanda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sam Kutesa will lead Uganda’s delegation to the first meeting with Rwanda as per the recent Luanda memorandum of understanding aimed at resolving ongoing disputes between the two nations that has led Kigali to closing the border. According to a …

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