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KT Press Reports on the Growing Israel-Rwanda Love Story  2014-10-17
KIGALI, Rwanda, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The relationship between Rwanda and Israel is growing stronger day by day. The latest being an experiment by the Rwandan parliament to save about half a million dollars in annual expenses.The parliament will save more than $400,000 annually from collecting and recycling water, use of solar energy, and use of technology to save papers ...
Congo Seeks to Expel UN Rights Official Over Comment on Killings  2014-10-17
The Democratic Republic of Congo declared a United Nations human-rights official unwelcome in the country after a UN report claimed the country’s police force executed at least nine people in the capital, Kinshasa.
Militia accused of Rwanda genocide facing onslaught  2014-10-15
20 years after massacre, CBS News meets rebel commander hiding in Congo who says he and his men should be allowed home, not attacked by U.N. troops
Rwanda Telecoms Anticipate Increased Revenues With A Harmonized Tariff, Reports KT Press  2014-10-15
KIGALI, Rwanda, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Telecom operators in Rwanda are enthusiastic about the new 'One Network Area' initiative that has set harmonized calling rates in East Africa. Mobile phone users are expected to increase consumption after governments in East Africa imposed over a 60% reduction on roaming rates. Earlier this month, Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Agency said Telecoms ...
Tanzania to grant citizenship to 200,000 Burundi refugees  2014-10-14
Dar es Salaam (AFP) - Tanzania said Tuesday it will grant citizenship to some 200,000 refugees from neighbouring Burundi, a move hailed by the UN refugee agency.
Burundi says 40 corpses found in lake were Rwandans  2014-10-14
By Patrick Nduwimimana BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - The general prosecutor of Burundi said on Tuesday that an investigation into 40 bodies found in a lake on the border with Rwanda has concluded that the dead were Rwandans, even though Rwanda has previously denied this. The bodies, some wrapped in plastic, were discovered on the Burundian side of Lake Rweru in August. Their origin, who they were and ...
Burundi opens first nickel mine in Rutana province  2014-10-14
The Government of Burundi has opened the country’s first nickel mine, which is said to host 150 million tons of the metal, in Rutana Province.
Burundi says bagged bodies in lake mystery 'from Rwanda'  2014-10-14
Bujumbura (Burundi) (AFP) - Burundi said Tuesday it was certain that bodies found floating in a lake on its border had floated downstream from neighbouring Rwanda, despite repeated denials from Kigali.
Burundi, Eritrea, East Timor top global hunger index  2014-10-13
By Kieran Guilbert LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sixteen countries have alarming levels of hunger, with Burundi the worst affected, according to an annual index released on Monday which also reveals that 2 billion people worldwide suffer from "hidden hunger". Hidden hunger, which is a lack of vitamins and minerals, weakens the immune system, stunts physical and intellectual growth, and ...
Burundi opposition under threat as elections approach  2014-10-11
Bujumbura (Burundi) (AFP) - Arrests, harassment, a clampdown on free speech: with less than a year before elections in Burundi, critics say the government is doing all it can clamp down on political challengers.
IMF sees Rwanda inflation at 3.2 percent at end-2014  2014-10-06
KIGALI (Reuters) - Rwanda's inflation rate is expected to stand at 3.2 percent at the end of this year, the International Monetary Fund said on Monday, urging the government to reduce the costs of energy and transport to facilitate growth. General inflation, both rural and urban, stood at 3.3 percent in August, official data showed. Paulo Drummond, the deputy division chief in the African ...
Rwanda court sentences presidential guard to life  2014-10-04
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — A military court in Rwanda has sentenced several former members of President Paul Kagame's presidential guard to prison.
Rwanda may offer 7-yr tax holidays, slash corporate tax-official  2014-10-02
By Matt Smith and Sagarika Jaisinghani DUBAI (Reuters) - Rwanda expects to have a new investment code at the start of 2015 that could offer incentives such as seven-year tax holidays for bigger investors and sharply lower corporate taxes, a senior official said on Tuesday. The new code is part of a broader strategy to wean Rwanda's economy off foreign aid and bolster ebbing growth. ...
Jailed sick Burundi rights chief released on bail: lawyer  2014-09-29
Bujumbura (Burundi) (AFP) - A Burundi court released a sick human rights activist from prison on medical grounds on Monday, but charges of endangering national security remain.
Burundi, Rwanda urged to investigate bodies found in lake  2014-09-26
Bujumbura (Burundi) (AFP) - The United States has called on Burundi and Rwanda to conduct a "thorough and impartial" probe into the appearance of several corpses in a lake bordering the two central African nations.





News from Africa
Rwanda's President Kagame Pushes for 'Borderless' East Africa Region, Reports KT Press 
2014-10-21
Rwanda preparing next Eurobond issue -Finance Minister 
2014-10-21
Rwanda May Sell Dollar Bond Next Year With Growth Beating Region 
2014-10-21
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