Thursday, August 1, 2019

Tag "Rwanda"

    Rwanda shuts border with DR Congo over Ebola outbreak

Rwanda shuts border with DR Congo over Ebola outbreak

Rwanda has closed its border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where a deadly Ebola outbreak that started a year ago has killed more than 1,803 people.DR Congo’s presidency on Thursday said that Rwandan authorities had closed the border between Goma and its nearest town of Gisenyi for all people other than Congolese citizens leaving Rwanda.Goma had its second [...]

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    The Kigali AU summit: Nigeria’s diplomatic blunder

The Kigali AU summit: Nigeria’s diplomatic blunder

President Muhammadu Buhari’s 12th hour decision to snub the African Union Extra-ordinary summit on the endorsement of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), in Kigali, March 20 – 22 is a diplomatic blunder. The excuse that has been offered is not convincing, the management of the entire episode is untidy. Simple courtesies matter in diplomacy, unpredictability, surprise and ambush [...]

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    Rwanda shuts down 714 churches over noise pollution, safety issues

Rwanda shuts down 714 churches over noise pollution, safety issues

Local government authorities in Kigali, Rwanda's capital, have suspended activities in 714 churches over noise pollution and failing to meet minimum safety operating standards.The New Times, a local newspaper, reports that the action is being carried out by respective urban district authorities in partnership with the Rwanda governance board.Justus Kangwagye, head of political parties and civil society department at the [...]

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    Despite Rwanda draw, Eagles coach says ‘we can beat any team’ in CHAN

Despite Rwanda draw, Eagles coach says ‘we can beat any team’ in CHAN

Salisu Yusuf, coach of the home-based Super Eagles, says his charges can beat any team in the African Nations Championship (CHAN) holding in Morocco.The Nigerian team opened their CHAN campaign with a 0-0 draw against Rwanda on Monday night.During the post-match interview, Yusuf said the result is not a setback, describing it as a wake-up call for his team.He said the [...]

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    CHAN: Home-based Eagles play out stalemate with Rwanda

CHAN: Home-based Eagles play out stalemate with Rwanda

Nigeria and Rwanda played a 0-0 draw in their first game of the Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) on Monday night.The CHAN Eagles thrice hit the woodwork in a dominating performance in Tangier.Nigeria had the first chance of the game but Sunday Faleye's effort came off the woodwork.The home-based Eagles could have taken the lead after the ball fell nicely for [...]

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    CHAN: We are in Morocco to win, says Salisu Yusuf

CHAN: We are in Morocco to win, says Salisu Yusuf

Salisu Yusuf says the home-based Super Eagles can win the 2018 Africa Nations Championship.The home-based Eagles coach admitted that the team is under pressure but assured of a positive result at the end of the tournament."Whether people think we can win or cannot, the pressure to get a result is expected. I think the job goes with the pressure. It's a [...]

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    CHAN preview: Nigeria’s counter-attacking style meets Rwanda’s sturdy defence

CHAN preview: Nigeria’s counter-attacking style meets Rwanda’s sturdy defence

Nigeria's 2018 Africa Nations Championship campaign will kick off against Rwanda at the Stade Ibn Batouta on Monday.In their respective final warm-up matches, Nigeria played a 0-0 draw with Cameroon while Rwanda slumped to a 4-1 defeat by Algeria.The CHAN Eagles will face a side that is built on solid defending but with few technically gifted players in attack. The [...]

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    Osinbajo: Nigeria has demonstrated that Africa can solve its problems

Osinbajo: Nigeria has demonstrated that Africa can solve its problems

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo says Nigeria has demonstrated that Africa can solve its problems.Osinbajo said this in Kigali, Rwanda capital, after attending the inauguration of President Paul Kagame.The acting president said the federal government was already working to solve insurgency and humanitarian crisis in the north-eastern part of the country.He said Africans could take up leadership of the continent's economy [...]

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    Rwanda’s Paul Kagame re-elected president for seven more years

Rwanda’s Paul Kagame re-elected president for seven more years

Rwanda’s incumbent president Paul Kagame has sealed a crushing victory in presidential elections that granted him a third term in office, extending his 17 years in power.With 80 per cent of votes accounted for, the 59-year-old former guerrilla leader secured 98.66 percent, Charles Munyaneza, the national electoral commission’s executive secretary, told a news conference.“We expect that even if we get [...]

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    Kagame victory expected as Rwandans vote in presidential election

Kagame victory expected as Rwandans vote in presidential election

Rwandan voters queued in long lines on Friday to cast their ballots in a presidential election that incumbent president Paul Kagame is expected to win by a landslide after 17 years in power.Kagame has won international plaudits for presiding over a peaceful and rapid economic recovery in the tiny central African nation since the 1994 genocide, when an estimated 800,000 [...]

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    Elumelu: Africa can be self-reliant if governments prioritise infrastructure

Elumelu: Africa can be self-reliant if governments prioritise infrastructure

Tony Elumelu, chairman of Heirs Holdings and founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, says Africa can be self-reliant if governments put infrastructure in place for businesses to thrive.Elumelu, who said this in a statement issued on Sunday, called on African leaders and development institutions to help address the deepening job and employment crisis bedevilling the continent by lending support and paying more attention towards the agricultural [...]

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    How Rwanda forged past genocide — and six lessons Nigeria can learn

How Rwanda forged past genocide — and six lessons Nigeria can learn

It takes a deep level of forgiveness to shake hands with the killer of one's father but Gabriel Ndutiye does it – a couple of times every year.He was 11 years old during the Rwandan genocide of 1994 that killed over a million people. He is the only member of his family that survived, losing five brothers and both parents. [...]

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    You are just wasting your time, governors tell Biafra agitators

You are just wasting your time, governors tell Biafra agitators

Nigerian governors say those advocating for a separate country are wasting their time.The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is in the frontline of the struggle to carve out a country out of Nigeria.But the governors appealled to citizens to embrace peace, saying they do not want the country to witness a hate war like Rwanda did.In 1994, Hutu militias in Rwanda [...]

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    Siasia shortlisted for Rwanda coaching job

Siasia shortlisted for Rwanda coaching job

Samson Siasia, former gaffer of the Super Eagles, is among eight coaches being considered to head the Rwandan national football team.His biggest rival for the job is Winifried Schafer, who won the 2002 African Cup of Nations with Cameroon.Siasia, who made his name as a top international striker, scored 16 goals for the Nigerian national team in 51 games before he [...]

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    Africa has ‘lost $1.7 trillion’ in 50 years

Africa has ‘lost $1.7 trillion’ in 50 years

Claver Gatete, Rwanda’s minister of finance and economic planning, has called on African leaders to tackle illicit financial flows, alleging that the continent had lost over $1.7 trillion to the menace in the last 50 years.According to a statement by the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), Gatete made the call while speaking at the third annual customer due diligence and [...]

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    Goschen, MTN’s group chief financial officer, resigns

Goschen, MTN’s group chief financial officer, resigns

Brett Goschen, MTN's group chief financial officer, is to step down in September after more than a decade at Africa's biggest telecoms operator, the company said on Monday.In a statement, the company in Johannesburg said Brett Goschen had held the position since 2013.According to MTN, its Rwanda chief executive, Gunter Engling, will assume the position of acting group CFO on [...]

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