Rwandan gospel singer comes out as gay, to country's shock

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Friends of Albert Nabonibo, a well-known gospel singer in Rwanda who recently came out as a gay man, do not want their names revealed. It is too shameful, one says. Another says ...

5 endangered black rhinos relocated from Europe to Rwanda

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Five critically endangered eastern black rhinos from wildlife parks in three European countries were transported to Rwanda's Akagera National Park on Monday. Tw...

25 years after genocide, Rwanda's president praises healing

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwanda's President Paul Kagame said Monday that the perpetrators of the 1994 genocide feel repentant for killing some 800,000 people and that is helping the country to find recon...

25 years after Rwanda genocide, survivors forgive killers

MBYO, Rwanda (AP) — Twenty-five years ago, Tasian Nkundiye murdered his neighbor with a machete. The 43-year-old Hutu and a few other men from his Rwandan village chopped the Tutsi m...

2 killed in attack in Rwanda, near border with Burundi

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — At least two Rwandan civilians were killed and eight injured when attackers set fire to three passenger vehicles in the southern Nyamagabe district, which borders Burundi, said a...

Rwandan opposition leader defiant as prison term possible

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — As she waits for a judge to pronounce her fate, the Rwandan opposition leader accused of inciting insurrection and forgery after challenging the longtime president in last year's...

Ex-Burundi leader rejects warrant for his arrest as tactic

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Pierre Buyoya, Burundi's former president, on Sunday dismissed as politically motivated an arrest warrant issued against him for his alleged participation in the assassination of...

Cartoons that 'humiliate' officials in Rwanda now a crime

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — A new law in Rwanda says drawing cartoons or producing writing that "humiliates" a government official is now a criminal offense. Journalists say the law that t...

Rwanda closes thousands of churches in bid for more control

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwanda's government has closed thousands of churches and dozens of mosques as it seeks to assert more control over a vibrant religious community whose sometimes makeshift operati...

African nations sign largest free trade agreement since WTO

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — African leaders on Wednesday signed what is being called the largest free trade agreement since the creation of the World Trade Organization. The deal creates a...

Burundi's president sets May date for referendum on power

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Burundi's president has signed a decree setting May 17 for a referendum on changes to the constitution that could keep him in power until 2034, days after some ruling party membe...

Rwanda, Uganda trade claims over treatment of refugees

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — More than a month after he was allegedly tortured by members of Uganda's secret service, Rwandan citizen Fidel Gatsinzi is still limping from his injuries. Gats...

Burundi's government enforcers now killed for their silence

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Vanessa Kaneza is on the run, hiding from security agents she believes killed her husband and may want to harm her. Despite her family's ties to Burundi's rulin...

Former presidential hopeful in Rwanda said to be in custody

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — A women's rights activist and former presidential hopeful is in police custody in Rwanda, her brother said, raising concerns about the whereabouts of a rare challenger to longtim...

In Rwanda, little challenge seen in presidential election

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — In the eyes of some voters Philippe Mpayimana, a fresh-faced former journalist who is running for president of Rwanda, is just a clown. Otherwise, they ask, why would he be runni...