Rwanda

KIGALI, Rwanda | Ex-Burundi leader rejects warrant for his arrest as tactic

KIGALI, Rwanda— 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 his country’s first democratically elected leader. On Friday, Burundi’s attorney general issued 17 international arrest warrants for Buyoya and former senior military and civilian officials suspected of involvement … Continue reading KIGALI, Rwanda | Ex-Burundi leader rejects warrant for his arrest as tactic

U.S. Department of State News: WiSci Girls STEAM Camp in Georgia Begins August 12

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: The fifth WiSci (Women in Science) Girls STEAM Camp will take place in Georgia, August 12-25, 2018. WiSci is a public-private partnership designed to expand opportunities for high school girls in science, technology, engineering, arts and design, and mathematics (STEAM).  The 2018 camp in Georgia … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: WiSci Girls STEAM Camp in Georgia Begins August 12

JOHANNESBURG  | China’s Xi visits South Africa ahead of BRICS summit

JOHANNESBURG  — Chinese President Xi Jinping is in South Africa for a state visit ahead of a summit of leaders of the BRICS economies. Xi was welcomed on Tuesday by South African president Cyril Ramaphosa at the government Union Buildings in Pretoria. Xi inspected a military honor guard before the two men began talks. China … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG  | China’s Xi visits South Africa ahead of BRICS summit

KIGALI, Rwanda | India’s Modi arrives in Rwanda, seeking to promote trade

KIGALI, Rwanda— Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Rwanda, his first stop in a tour of Africa. Modi was welcomed in Kigali, the capital, late Monday by President Paul Kagame as the first prime minister of India to visit the East African country. The governments of Rwanda and India later signed bilateral agreements. … Continue reading KIGALI, Rwanda | India’s Modi arrives in Rwanda, seeking to promote trade

KIGALI, Rwanda | Rwandan leader says China relates to Africa ‘as an equal’

KIGALI, Rwanda — Rwandan President Paul Kagame is praising China’s treatment of Africa “as an equal,” calling it “a revolutionary posture in world affairs” and “more precious than money.” Kagame made the remarks Monday after signing bilateral agreements with the visiting Chinese president, Xi Jinping. Xi is the first Chinese president to visit Rwanda. Jinping … Continue reading KIGALI, Rwanda | Rwandan leader says China relates to Africa ‘as an equal’

U.S. Department of State News: African Women Entrepreneurs Expand Business Networks in the United States

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: Twenty-two women entrepreneurs from 13 African countries arrive in the United States this week to connect with their American counterparts and accelerate the growth of their businesses.  The businesswomen in this year’s African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP) join a network that has created thousands … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: African Women Entrepreneurs Expand Business Networks in the United States

BERLIN | German foundation examining origin of colonial-era goods

BERLIN (AP) — The German foundation that coordinates research into the origin of Nazi-confiscated property says it will also start looking into cultural objects collected during Germany’s colonial past. The German Lost Art Foundation said Tuesday it will begin developing guidelines for project funding that will include provenance research in museums, collections and basic research. … Continue reading BERLIN | German foundation examining origin of colonial-era goods