A court in Rwanda has sentenced one of the most wanted men in the country’s deadliest genocide to life imprisonment. “Ladislas Ntaganzwa was today sentenced to life imprisonment over genocide crimes committed during the genocide against the Tutsi in 1994,” said Harrison Mutabazi, a court spokesperson.
Rwandan Businessman Félicien Kabuga, a fugitive who has been on the radar of international justice for many years, was finally arrested this Saturday in Paris. Mr. Kabuga is now set to face trial for having financed the 1994 Rwandan genocide. French security forces nabbed Kabuga, 84, in a dawn raid in Asnières-sur-Seine, where he had been living under a false identity.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has declared that wearing masks is mandatory in the country from today on, the period in which the ban on immigration is lifted. The move was announced on Monday night, when President Museveni addressed the nation after completing 35 days of the ban, or lockdown.
Kenya’s President, Uhuru Kenyatta, announced new restrictions today in the fight against the spread of the new coronavirus. As of tonight, local time, all entries and exits from the country’s two largest cities are banned. “The cessation of movement within the Nairobi metropolitan area shall be for an initial containment period of 21 days with effect from 7 p.m. Monday the 6th of April 2020, that is today,” Kenyatta said in a televised address to the nation.
Families affected by lockdown legislation in Rwanda have begun receiving food assistance from the government. The number of cases of coronavirus infections has reached 60 people, while hundreds of others continue to be screened after encountering previous cases. On Saturday alone, Rwanda announced six new coronavirus cases.
The Ministry of Health in Rwanda has announced 13 new cases of Covid-19 in less than two weeks since the first patient was reported to have the disease. Now the number of infections has reached 50. Of the current cases, five had come from Dubai, one had come from the Netherlands and one had come from the United States and all were in quarantine when they arrived.
Uganda’s President, Yoweri Museveni, has banned the use of public transport in Uganda. In his speech to the nation, Mr. Museveni announced a ban on all public transport, including boda boda (motorcycles). Small buses and large buses leading to rural areas, as well as trains and cars, are also banned.
Rwanda has closed its borders and people have been ordered to stay in their homes in efforts to control the coronavirus. Other measures taken include requiring both government and private sector workers to work from home. Travel between regions has been suspended for a two-week period, with the possibility of an extension.
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Rwanda reopened its borders with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Thursday afternoon, hours after temporarily closing it following the detection of a new case of Ebola in the Congolese city of Goma located a few meters away. “The border of Rwanda with the Democratic Republic of the Congo is open to travel as usual,” confirmed the Rwandan Ministry of Health in a press conference, in which he stressed that the country remains “free of Ebola.”