Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi takes over as AU chairman

Rwandan President Paul Kagame, who led an active, reformist tenure as African Union chair, passes the baton to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, seen as more likely to focus on security issues than expanding the powers of the body. IMAGES of Kagame passing handing over the chairmanship to el-Sisi

AU Summit opens with Egypt set to lead

The African Union summit opens in Addis Ababa and will see Rwandan President Paul Kagame transfer the baton to Egypt meaning Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will officially take over the post of ceremonial head. IMAGES

Leaders arrive for AU summit as Kagame steps down

African leaders arrive in Addis Ababa for the African Union summit which will see Rwandan President Paul Kagame, who led an active, reformist tenure as African Union chair, pass the baton to Egypt, which is expected to focus more on security issues than expanding the powers of the body. IMAGES of arrivals

Kagame critic Diane Rwigara goes on trial in Kigali

Diane Rwigara, prominent critic of President Paul Kagame, goes on trial more than a year after being blocked from running in a presidential election and charged with tax evasion, forgery and inciting insurrection. IMAGES

Rwandan opposition leader Victoire Ingabire freed from jail

Rwandan opposition leader Victoire Ingabire is unexpectedly freed from jail after President Paul Kagame granted her early release, alongside more than 2,000 other prisoners.

In Davos, Trump blasts ‘fake news’ and hails victories over IS

President Donald Trump arrived for a meeting with Rwandan President Paul Kagame at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Friday, and could be heard dismissing a New York Times report as ‘fake news’. Trump also said Friday that US-backed coalition forces had won back almost 100 percent of territory occupied by the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.

Trump and Rwandan President Praise Relations

President Trump met with Rwandan President Paul Kagame in Davos, Switzerland on Friday. Both praised relations between their two nations. Neither mentioned Trump’s reported use of a profanity to describe countries in Africa. (Jan. 26)

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Rwandans celebrate Kagame landslide poll win

Rwandans celebrate as President Paul Kagame sails to a third term in office with a tally hovering around 98 percent of votes, according to early results.

Rwanda: Kagame casts his vote

Rwanda’s president Paul Kagame and his wife cast their votes in the presidential election, which the strongman is widely expected to win. IMAGES

Polls open in Rwanda election

Rwandans vote in a presidential election widely expected to return Paul Kagame to office for a third seven-year term at the helm of the small east African nation. IMAGES of polls opening