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Acquitted General Gets Belgian Visa
[Hirondelle]Arusha -A Rwandan general acquitted by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) has been granted a visa to stay in Belgium. Meanwhile, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) called for suspected perpetrators of grave crimes in the Central African Republic to be brought to justice "without delay".

Why I'm a Citizen Journalist
[Key Correspondents]I was born and have grown up with HIV. I became an activist when I was 18 as I couldn't accept the way people living with HIV were treated as dying victims, not living human beings. This was after being denied an international science scholarship because it was deemed to be a 'waste of money' to fund an HIV positive person, who was going to die.

Prosecution Wants Life Sentence in Shocking Nyamagabe Murder Case
[New Times]The trial of three men accused of murdering three young female children and injuring a boy started Thursday in Nyamagabe District.

Rwanda - an African Journalist's Experience in China
[Focac]Ghanaians have a saying that goes: Ohoho aniwa soso nanso enhu hwee Ohoho. Loosely translated, it means that even though the eyes of a stranger are big, they cannot see anything.

Four Church Owners Arrested Over Noise Pollution
[New Times]Police in Kigali over the weekend raided four churches, confiscated their sound equipment and arrested the church heads for violating laws against noise pollution.

Who Will Be the Next Senate President?
[New Times]Former Senate president Dr Jean Damascène Ntawukuriryayo, resigned last week leaving the institution's top seat vacant.

Former Female Rebel Recounts Horrid Life Under FDLR
[New Times]Francoise Maniraguha's family fled to the DR Congo during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi where like many other Rwandans, they settled as refugees.

Labour Party Elects New Executive
[New Times]The Rwandese Socialist Labour Party (PSR) has affirmed its commitment to advocate for better renumeration of workers so that they can earn better wages and live a decent life.

Time for Local SMEs to Invest in Value Addition, Says ITC Boss
[New Times]Last week, the Rwanda Development Board co-hosted the World Export Development Forum with the International Trade Centre (ITC). The event which brought together about 800 delegates from 73 countries was held under the theme "SMEs: creating employment through trade." Participants deliberated on ways to increase the Small and Medium Enterprises competitiveness as well as link them with Multinationals. The New Times Collins Mwai spoke to ITC's Executive Secretary Arancha Gonzalez on insights to the conference

WB to Assist Rwanda Develop Competitive SMEs
[New Times]The World Bank Group has expressed interest to help the country to address the challenges that hold back Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in terms of competitiveness and having an impact on the nation's economy.

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