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Kagame Pardons Over 2,000 Prisoners Including Opposition Leader

[New Times] President Paul Kagame on Friday exercised his prerogative of mercy to grant early release to over 2,000 inmates convicted for various crimes. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda Releases 2,000 Prisoners, Including Opposition Leader Victoire Ingabire

[Deutsche Welle] In a surprise move, 2,140 prisoners including opposition leader Victoire Ingabire and musician Kizito Mihigo, have been released from jail. The motive for the move remains unclear. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda Trade Deficit With EAC Partners Widens

[East African] Rwanda's trade deficit with its EAC peers widened by $16 million (Rwf14 billion) in the first half of 2018, as the country opted for food and cement imports from the bloc to plug domestic production gaps. (AllAfrica)

Akagera Park Teems With Birds and Wildlife

[East African] "The population of lions in the park is rising faster than we expected," said Joseph Karama, Akagera Park's community liaison manager. (AllAfrica)

Africans Live A Decade Longer Than in 1990, But...

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The level of human development in Sub-Saharan Africa, judged by how long people live for, how well they are educated and how much they earn, has improved by more than a third in the past three decades, according to a United Nations report published today. (AllAfrica)

A Police Chief On Trial and Deepening Suspicions With Rwanda

[African Arguments] For over a decade, Kale Kayihura was seen as President Musveni's fiercest protector. Now he's accused of being President Kagame's man. (AllAfrica)

Football Officials Arrested in Bribery Scandal

[East African] Two Rwandan football officials have been arrested for allegedly offering a bribe to influence the outcome of a match. (AllAfrica)

Military Court Judges Sworn In

[New Times] Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente on Thursday presided over the swearing in of the new Military Tribunal vice president and two judges of the Military High Court, whom he urged to discharge their duties with professionalism. (AllAfrica)

Aviation Industry Captains Chart New Course

[New Times] Africa's aviation market is predicted to top the global charts over the next 20 years. The industry growth is projected to be around 6 per cent on an annual basis, and it is a sector that many players believe has untapped potential. (AllAfrica)

African Clerics Seek to Omit Colonial Legacy From Gospel

[New Times] Over 500 religious leaders from across Africa are convening in Kigali for a three-day congress being held under the theme 'religious freedoms and building a tolerant continent of Africa'. (AllAfrica)

Kigali City Moves to Fell Old Street Trees to Avert Disasters

[New Times] On Wednesday evening, the rush hour traffic, mainly around the Central Business District was worse than usual. (AllAfrica)

Government Resumes Registration of State Land

[New Times] By June next year, the Government will have successfully recovered all its land property that has been occupied by and registered in the names of private individuals and local leaders, according to Rwanda Land Management and Use Authority (RLMUA). (AllAfrica)

Ferwafa Officials Arrested Over Attempt to Bribe Namibian Referee

[New Times] Two senior officials from the local football governing body, FERWAFA, are in police custody for allegedly attempting to bribe a Namibian referee to manipulate the result of the 2019 Afcon qualifier between Rwanda and Côte d'Ivoire on Sunday. (AllAfrica)

Senderi Stirs Up Debate About Copyright After Faulting Rdb for 'Violating Law'

[New Times] Local afro-beat singer Eric Senderi Nzaramba, alias Senderi International Hit, is blaming Rwanda Development Board for violating the copyright law, reviving debate on the effectiveness of such laws to the protection and development of the local creative industry. (AllAfrica)

Experts Push for Restoration of Degraded Landscape to Break Cycle of Disasters

[New Times] Environmental experts are pushing for efforts to restore the county's degraded landscape occasioned by cutting trees for firewood as well as paving the way for construction projects. (AllAfrica)

Govt Turns to Agroforestry to Increase Forest Cover

[New Times] Government is set to start implementing a project which encourages farmers to plant trees on their farms as it steps up efforts to increase forest cover by 2 million hectares in the next one and half years. (AllAfrica)

10 Warning Signs of a Pyramid Scheme

[New Times] Pyramid schemes are illegal in Rwanda. Below are red flags to look out for to determine whether a venture is a pyramid scheme. (AllAfrica)

Morroco Tops Africa in Implementing SDGs

[New Times] The inaugural index on how African countries are implementing the Sustainable Development Goals was released on Monday in Kigali, indicating that Morocco is on top of countries that are making strides in implementing the global goals. (AllAfrica)

UN Court Takes Custody of Five Held for Contempt

[New Times] The five people recently arrested on Rwandan territory on the request of a United Nations Prosecutor have been transferred to Arusha, the seat of the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda Gets New Alternative Source of Funding for Infrastructure

[New Times] Rwanda and other African countries now have alternatives sources of capital for various infrastructure projects, following an agreement by Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) and the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) setting up a 10-year loan programme of EUR 100 million. (AllAfrica)

Genocide Survivors Decry Retrial of Convicted Mastermind By UN Court

[New Times] Genocide survivors and the National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG) have described the retrial of the genocide convict Augustin Ngirabatware, the former minister for planning in the genocidal government, as unfair and perverting the course of justice. (AllAfrica)

Rwandan Releases Book on Genocide for Children

[New Times] One day in a Rwandan village, a girl called Mahoro became a close friend with a boy called Ntwali without knowing that their parents had an issue between them. (AllAfrica)

Manishimwe Extends Contract With Rayon

[New Times] Rayon Sports midfielder Djabel Manishimwe has renewed his contract with the CAF Confederation Cup quarter-finalists by two years, which will see him stay at the club until the end of the 2019-2020 season. (AllAfrica)

Consortium to Construct 10,000 Homes in Kigali

[New Times] A group of local and international players in the housing sector is set to spend $200 million on the construction of affordable housing units in Kinyinya, a project that will contribute to Rwanda's efforts to address the shortage of accommodation in Kigali. (AllAfrica)

Basketball - Rwanda Take on Nigeria in Final Build-Up Match

[New Times] The national men's senior basketball team will this evening take on continental powerhouse and hosts Nigeria in their final warm-up game ahead of the second round of the 2019 FIBA World Cup African Qualifiers that start Friday. (AllAfrica)

Govt Reaches Out to Electronics Importers to Help Reduce Planet Warming Gases

[New Times] Rwanda, as part of efforts under the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, has reiterated the commitment to achieve over 85 per cent reduction in consumption of planet warming gases known as "HFCs" by 2049 which will be through increasing use of planet climate friendly electronics. (AllAfrica)

Genocide Survivors, CNLG Want Rukeratabaro Life Sentence Upheld

[New Times] The appeal trial of Genocide suspect, Theodore Rukeratabaro, in Stockholm's Svea Court of Appeal, in Sweden started on Monday morning. (AllAfrica)

First Lady Renews Call to End New HIV Infections in Children

[New Times] Children deserve the best. No child should be born with HIV/AIDS because his/her mother is infected, and HIV positive mothers should spare no effort to ensure zero new infections of children. (AllAfrica)

World Bank Group Convenes Stakeholders to Deliberate Financing EAC Develpment in Kigali

[New Times] Business leaders, financiers and policymakers will today convene in Kigali to discuss ways to accelerate access to finance for investments in housing, agribusiness and tourism in East African Community (EAC) countries at the 2018 Development Finance Forum. (AllAfrica)

Government Cautions Public On World Ventures

[New Times] World Ventures, a firm that that has been branding itself as a multi-level travel company has been deemed as a possible pyramid scheme by the government. (AllAfrica)

Strong Youth Turnout Expected in Parliamentary Election

[Deutsche Welle] Many young candidates and voters hope their voices will be heard in this weekend's election. But experts predict little will change in the country's RPF-dominated parliament. (AllAfrica)