The leaders of 44 African Union states sign an agreement in Kigali, Rwanda, to create the African Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA).
Thirteen Allied Democratic Forces terrorists are arrested in Rwanda after planning multiple bombing attacks in Kigali. The planned attacks camed as Rwanda is helping Mozambique fighting ISIL-linked groups in the Insurgency in Cabo Delgado.
A forum for the promotion of LGBT rights is hosted in Kigali, Rwanda, in order to address minority rights. At the forum, a Rwandan man describes being assaulted by family members when he came out as gay. The forum also documented and urged the governments of Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi and Kenya to decriminalize homosexuality and protect the minority.
During an official visit to Kigali, French President Emmanuel Macron admits French involvement in the Rwandan genocide. Macron is the first French president to visit Rwanda in ten years, with relations between the two countries having deteriorated following the genocide.
Rwanda bans public and private transport in and out of Kigali and between districts and extends a curfew from 8:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. local time for another 15 days amid a deadly second wave of COVID-19.
Rwandan humanitarian and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Paul Rusesabagina is shown off in handcuffs at the Rwanda Investigation Bureau headquarters in Kigali. The Bureau says he is detained on charges of terrorism, but does not say where or when he was arrested.
Rwanda president Paul Kagame's rival Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza is released one day after her arrest on charges of terrorism and genocide denial but banned from leaving Kigali and ordered to report to authorities twice a month.