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

Rwanda: opposition politican Diane Rwigara acquitted of charges

Rwandan dissident politician Diane Rwigara celebrates her acquittal with her mother and other supporters. She has been found not guilty of forgery and inciting insurrection, charges that saw her imprisoned for over a year.

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.

Locals lose out in Rwanda’s second-hand clothes war

Rwanda is facing an on-going trade war on second-hand clothing. In 2016, the Rwandan government increased import duties on second-hand clothes, upsetting an industry worth millions of dollars.

Hundreds of bodies found from Rwanda’s 1994 genocide

The remains of more than 200 people killed during the 1994 Rwandan genocide have been uncovered in a village on the outskirts of the capital Kigali.

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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African migrants in Israel protest deportation

African migrants demonstrated on Monday outside the Rwandan embassy in the Israeli city of Herzliya against the Israeli government’s policy to forcibly deport African refugees and asylum seekers from Israel to Uganda and Rwanda.