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2017-11-23 Civil Rights Group Petitions for Govt to Release Diane Rwigara
[This is Africa] A civil rights group has petitioned the government of Rwanda to release Diane Rwigara, presidential aspirant who is in prison together with her sister and mother. Nearly 3,000 people have so far signed the online petition demanding that the Rwandan government releases the three women.

2017-11-23 Rwanda Open to Host Over 30,000 Immigrants From Libya
[New Times] Rwanda could host up to 30,000 African immigrants currently stuck in Libya where they are exposed to all forms of abuse, including being sold openly in slave markets in the Northern Africa country.

2017-11-23 Rwanda Opens Doors to Stranded Migrants - Will Others Follow Suit?
[New Times] Murmurs that some armed groups in Libya were selling - as slaves - stranded migrants seeking greener pastures across the Mediterranean had been doing the rounds for some time. But it was not until footage of an actual sale was shared online that the world woke up in shock.

2017-11-23 Senators Tour Isange One-Stop Centre
[New Times] Members of the senatorial Standing Committee on Political Affairs and Good Governance, yesterday, visited Isange One-Stop Centre at Kacyiru Hospital to assess its impact in responding to incidences of gender-based violence and child abuse.

2017-11-23 Penal Code Review - Provision on Mercy Killing Ignites Debate
[New Times] Should family members of a terminally ill patient who is going through a lot of pain have a right to end the patient's life? Should it only be legal if the terminally ill patient authorises it in writing?

2017-11-23 Rwanda Women's Network - the Ladder Propelling Women to Greater Heights
[New Times] It is a story of hope and perseverance for Chantal Uwanyirigira and her colleagues. However, the bigger story is not about the success they have achieved, but how they started out. It is a story of how they were given a shoulder to lean on and see far beyond their dream.

2017-11-23 CJ Maraga Heads to Rwanda for Annual Judges' Meeting
[Nation] Chief Justice David Maraga Wednesday left the country for Kigali, Rwanda where he will attend the 14th annual meeting for the East African Magistrates and Judges Association (EAMJA).

2017-11-23 Cycling - Ndayisenga Turns Focus to 2018
[New Times] Valens Ndayisenga, a two time winner of Tour du Rwanda, has said he is already focusing on how to improve his performance next year.

2017-11-23 Ingabire Eyes Miss Supranational Crown
[New Times] Rwanda's Habiba Ingabire is rated among the top contestants in the Miss Supranational 2017 beauty pageant.

2017-11-23 All Set for Inaugural 'Run Blue' Race
[New Times] All is set for the inaugural Run Blue race aimed at fighting diabetes.

2017-11-23 Rwanda Tipped on Achieving Sustainable Economic Growth
[New Times] The expert added that skills development is central to ensuring sustainable growth as industries and other sectors are able to access skilled personnel locally, which saves the country's foreign exchange.

2017-11-23 Ex-Miss France Lives Her Passion to Improve Child Rights in Rwanda
[New Times] Miss France 2000 and founder of Maisha Africa Association, Sonia Rolland Uwitonze, is helping Gisimba Memorial Centre, a former orphanage in Nyamirambo Sector, Nyarugenge District, continue its initial mission of preserving child rights.

2017-11-23 We Can Do More to Improve Justice - CJ Rugege
[New Times] Local and regional courts have been called on to use the available limited resources to achieve best possible results in receiving, processing and disposing of court cases.

2017-11-23 Govt Offers to Support Migrants Stuck in Libya
[New Times] Rwanda will consider taking in stateless refugees many of whom continue to suffer all sorts of injustices in northern Libya, including being traded as slaves.

2017-11-23 Rwanda's Door Wide Open to All African Brothers and Sisters Still Held in Captivity
[Rwanda Govt] Rwanda, like the rest of the world, was horrified by the images of the tragedy currently unfolding in Libya, where African men, women and children who were on the road to exile, have been held and turned into slaves. Given Rwanda's political philosophy and our own history, we cannot remain silent when human beings are being mistreated and auctioned off like cattle.

2017-11-22 Kagame Critic Diane Rwigara Denied Bail Again
[East African] The High Court in Kigali has dismissed an appeal against denial of bail by Rwandan government critic and former presidential aspirant Diane Rwigara.

2017-11-22 Police Deny 'Kidnapping' Businessman
[Observer] Rwanda National Police Force has denied allegations that a Ugandan businessman Justus Tweyogyere alias Mwana Muto, a prominent money changer at Katuna border post was kidnapped from Rwandan soil.

2017-11-21 Secondary School Exams Start
[New Times] Ordinary and Advanced Level national examinations started across Rwanda Tuesday morning, with officials reporting that the exercise kicked off smoothly.

2017-11-20 Warning Signs Flash As Governance Progress Slows
[allAfrica] Cape Town -Forty of Africa's 55 nations have improved their standards of governance in the past decade, while only 12 have seen a decline. But the rate of improvement has slowed in recent years.

2017-11-22 Hoops - Patriots, APR in Pre-Season Showdown
[New Times] Patriots and APR will face-off in the final group stage game of this year's basketball pre-season tournament on Wednesday at Amahoro Indoor Stadium to decide who finishes top in Group A.

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