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Edward Yin came, saw, loved and stayed in Rwanda

Edward Yin’s first ever visit to Africa came in September 2006. It was a business trip he undertook as part of a delegation of 20 people from the Chinese city of Shenzhen. Edward Yin The trip was in reciprocation of an earlier visit, in April that year, by the then president of the Senate (now the minister of education), Dr Vincent Biruta to Shenzhen city. ...

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Officials urged to declare gifts

The Office of the Ombudsman has decried lack of transparency in declaration gifts received by public officials, which goes against the presidential order and the leadership code of conduct. A presidential order dated September 2010 requires senior officials to declare and hand over all gifts and donations they receive while on duty to their institutions. ...

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No stolen Uganda cars in Rwanda-Police

Police has refuted claims that stolen cars from Uganda end up being sold in Kigali saying instead some Rwandans cars have been intercepted destined for some regional countries including Uganda, South Sudan and DRC. This follows allegations by Uganda police this week that most stolen cars from Kampala are sold in Rwanda, South Sudan and Democratic Republic of Congo. Uganda’s Director of Interpol, Asana Kasingye was quoted in the media saying that there was a gang of thieves that was operating within Kampala trafficking stolen cars to neighboring countries. ...

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German f irst time visitor battles own stereotypes in Kigali

Africans are  slow. Europeans are rich. These are the most common stereotypes Europeans and Africans hold about one another. ...

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Police chiefs to intervene in South Sudan

Police chiefs from the Eastern Africa region are to send a team from among themselves to South Sudan to among others explore avenues of intervening in the crisis there. ...

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EA states demand harmonisation of call rates

ICT experts from the East African region have met at the Kampala Serena Hotel to discuss the proposal of having harmonised call rates across the member states. The two-day workshop attended by representatives from Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya and South Sudan discussed developing a road map towards the reduction or elimination of in-region roaming. This would mean telecom subscribers, regardless of their providers, can use their sim cards across the region at the same rates. ...

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Has the world learnt from 1994 Genocide?

Canadian Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire, who was the Force Commander of the defunct UN Assistance Mission in Rwanda during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, yesterday expressed frustrations on how the international community knew about the imminent killings but ignored the warnings. A damning picture shows French troops patrol streets in Kigali alongside Interahamwe militia in 1994...

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