Rwanda begins a COVID-19 vaccination programme with limited supplies of WHO-approved vaccines acquired through unnamed international partners, making it the first country in East Africa to begin its campaign. Healthcare workers and other high-risk groups will be the first to receive a vaccine.
Former Rwandan administrator Dominique Ntawukulilyayo is given a 25-year sentence of imprisonment by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda after being convicted of the transportation of soldiers during the Rwandan Genocide.
Human Rights Watch calls for an independent investigation in Rwanda into the death of Andre Kagwa Rwisereka, vice president of the opposition Democratic Green Party, who was killed weeks before a presidential election.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls for a full investigation into allegations that recent killings of opposition figures in Rwanda were politically motivated ahead of the country's election next month.
Agathe Habyarimana, the widow of former Rwandan President Juvénal Habyarimana, accused of helping plan the 1994 genocide, is arrested in France. [http:--news.bbc.co.uk-1-hi-world-europe-8545120.stm (BBC)] [http:--www.france24.com-en-20100302-widow-slain-rwandan-leader-arrested-france (France 24)]date=August 2019