Rwandan to lead Francophone group

November 9, 2018

The International Francophone Organization confirmed Rwanda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Louise Mushikiwabo as its head. The organization was created in 1970 and is comprised of 58 countries and regional governments, and represents 274 million French speakers. French is already the fifth most-spoken language in the world, and 31 of the 54 countries in Africa have French […]

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Rwanda goes slow on Lake Kivu oil exploration

November 1, 2018

Rwanda has halted bids from international oil companies aiming to explore Lake Kivu in the East Africa Rift Basin. The government of Rwanda is doing its own geological survey to assess the financial risks of any exploration. The survey involves digging shallow wells 10 meters deep for samples to see if there is any indication […]

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Jail time for Rwanda president’s critics

October 12, 2018

A Rwandan high court ordered the release on bail of a vocal opponent of Rwandan President Paul Kagame. Diane Rwigara and her mother had been detained since August 2017 when she campaigned against Kagame for president. She was disqualified from the contest and arrested and charged with forgery, evading taxes and inciting insurrection. Her mother […]

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