As both Burundi and Rwanda mark 57 years of independence on July 1, how have two countries that share so much found themselves in such radically different situations?
The Rwandan Embassy has taken exception to an article published in TRT World. This is a rebuttal from the Rwandan Ambassador to Turkey, His Excellency Williams Nkurunziza.
As Rwanda marked 25 years since its devastating genocide last Sunday, here's a critical look at the country's president Paul Kagame, whose leadership is often hailed as an African success story.
President Paul Kagame will start a week of commemoration activities by lighting a remembrance flame at the Kigali Genocide Memorial, where more than 250,000 victims are believed to be buried, mainly from the Tutsi people.
The Rwandan genocide was not the tale of two supposedly savage tribes in an African country. Instead, European colonialism helped plant the seeds of future tragedy.
Rwandan President Paul Kagame, who led an active, reformist tenure as African Union chair, passed the baton to Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el Sisi at the annual summit of the body.
Although 39 percent of the population lives below the poverty line, Rwanda has still come a long way, recovering from the aftermath of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide and seeing steady economic growth.
Fighting between Banunu and Batende communities in Mai-Ndombe province in Democratic Republic of the Congo caused killings, UN says. Meanwhile, the African Union is set to discuss the violence and allegations of election fraud, in Ethiopia meeting.
Israel wants to exploit the benefits of a potential relationship with Africa. But it does not want Africans to come to Israel.
The 37-year-old Diane Rwigara, who had denounced the charges related to her election challenge of President Paul Kagame as politically motivated, had faced 22 years in prison if convicted.
The union's two-week long summit in Addis Ababa aims to discuss ways to resolve endemic corruption and protracted conflicts that have affected millions of lives on the continent.
Victoire Ingabire, who leads the unregistered FDU-Inkingi party, will be freed along with other prisoners, including singer Kizito Mihigo, jailed in 2015 for plotting to kill President Paul Kagame, the justice ministry said.
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