Rwanda

  • Rwanda commemorates 20 years since genocide April 7, 2014

    Rwanda is commemorating the 20th anniversary of its devastating genocide in which machete and gunfire attacks killed more than 1 million people. President Paul Kagame and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon together lit a flame at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre on Monday in memory of those killed. Samantha Power, the US ambassador...
  • Christina Aguilera feels guilty for not doing enough charity September 27, 2013

    Los Angeles: After visiting Kigali, Rwanda, on a hunger relief mission in June, singer Christina Aguilera feels she should have done more charity work. The 32-year-old cannot get over the poverty she saw there and is touched by what she saw and wishes she had done more before returning to the...
  • Two killed in grenade attacks in Rwanda: Police September 14, 2013

    Kigali: Rwandan police say two grenade blasts have killed two people and wounded 22 others in Kigali, Rwanda's capital, ahead of parliamentary elections on Monday. Police spokesman Damas Gatare said Saturday that a grenade exploded Friday night at a busy market place in the Kigali suburb of Kicukiro, killing one person...
  • United Nations forces join Congo soldiers on the front line August 25, 2013

    UN forces joined Congolese soldiers on the front line on Saturday where they fought rebels in the country's volatile east for hours, officials said, as border tensions escalated between Rwanda and Congo. Scores of angry residents took to the streets of Goma in protest following several days of violence that have...
  • British youngster bats for 26 hours in world record attempt July 16, 2013

    London: A British graduate collapsed in a heap on Tuesday at The Oval cricket ground in London after batting for 26 hours in a bid to break the world record. Alby Shale, a 22-year-old from Oxfordshire in southern England, began his marathon stand in the indoor nets at 6:45 am on...
  • Airtel to roll out 3G in Rwanda in next quarter May 28, 2012

    Nairobi: Bharti Airtel said on Sunday it would roll out 3G services in Rwanda in the next quarter and reiterated plans to invest $100 million in the central African country. Airtel launched its mobile services in Rwanda in March, and presently runs a 2G network. It said then that IBM and...
  • British PM auctions Sachin's 'most valuable' bat May 13, 2012

    London: British Prime Minister David Cameron, who considered a bat signed by Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar as one of his 'most valuable possessions', has donated it to raise money for a cricket stadium in Rwanda. The bat fetched 3,400 pounds (approx Rs 3 lakh) at an auction at the Lord's...
  • UN court refers genocide case to Rwanda June 29, 2011

    Nairobi: A UN Court trying the masterminds of Rwanda's 1994 genocide said on Tuesday it had for the first time referred one of its cases to be tried in Rwanda itself. Rwanda has in the past unsuccessfully sought to have the court hand it some of the cases. In 2007, Rwanda's...
  • Rwanda woman jailed for life over genocide June 24, 2011

    Rwanda: A former Rwandan minister has been jailed for life for genocide and incitement to rape at the United Nations-backed court for Rwanda. Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, who is one of the first women to be charged with genocide, was minister for the family and women's affairs in the Rwandan government when some...
  • Rwanda's president throws barbs in Twitter feud May 16, 2011

    Kigali: Rwanda's president has engaged in a Twitter feud with a British journalist who called him "despotic and delusional." President Paul Kagame traded multiple barbs with Ian Birrell during the exchange on Kagame's official Twitter account. The tenor of the cross-postings quickly escalated, with Kagame replying 14 times, posting: "Wrong u r...
  • Entwrap: Hilton launches hair extensions August 26, 2008

    After perfume and shoes, hotel heiress Paris Hilton launches her line of hair extensions. Meanwhile, Don Cheadle of Hotel Rwanda fame teams up with Guy Pearce in Traitor. Here’s entertainment wrap from across the world. ...
  • BBC Report: IPKF in Congo traded drugs, gold April 29, 2008

    New Delhi: A BBC report has shocked the nation saying that some members of the Indian peacekeeping troops in Congo had direct dealings with the militia there. The report says some Indian troops traded gold and bought drugs from the militias involved in the Rwandan genocide. They also allegedly exchanged weapons...
  • Massive quake strikes Rwanda and Congo, 33 dead February 4, 2008

    New Delhi: At least 33 people have been killed and over 350 injured in two massive earthquakes that struck the African countries of Rwanda and Congo on Sunday morning. Several women and children were among the casualties. While rescue operations are underway, officials fear the death toll might rise. The...
  • Google makes African nations tech-savvy June 17, 2007

    San Francisco: Google Inc. has signed deals to supply software to students and government workers in two East African nations, in a bid to put them on the technical footing of more developed countries. The Web search leader said on Monday it had agreed to separate partnerships with the Rwandan...