- Rwandan protocol official, Rose Kabuye will be allowed to go home for Christmas, on condition that she will make a court appearance again around 10 January next year and whenever she is needed to do so.
Ms Kabuye, the diplomat, who was arrested in Frankfurt last month, is accused by the French administration of her alleged involvement in the 1994 shooting down of the then president's plane that led to the Rwanda genocide. She has been allowed to go home under the set bail conditions.
Her arrest sparked a diplomatic feud between Kigali and Germany last month, with president Paul Kagame's government claiming she was just being victimised.
Ms Kabuye, a close aide of president Kagame, has repeatedly claimed innocence to the charges.
Her release follows an application by her lawyers to be allowed out of France while on bail and be available whenever she is needed to appear in court.
Rwandan officials has pledged collaboration in the matter, saying this would also facillitate for clearing her name to the allegations.
afrol News / Africa Renewal - Ethiopia's ambitious plan to build a US$ 4.2 billion dam in the Benishangul-Gumuz region, 40 km from its border with Sudan, is expected to provide 6,000 megawatts of electricity, enough for its population plus some excess it can sell to neighbouring countries.
afrol News - As Malawi faces its worst-ever corruption scandals, donors are now freezing their aid. But Charles Mkula, head of Malawi's journalists, told afrol News that this will only victimise the extremely poor country and create political chaos.
afrol News - Four hangings have already been executed and a fifth is in preparation in Nigeria. The country had imposed a moratorium on state executions in 2006, but governors are now rushed to sign death warrants as President Goodluck Jonathan lifted the ban.
afrol News - In Madagascar, "a largely uncontrolled locust plague" is in development, which by September is expected to infest two-thirds of the large island. If not checked, the locusts will finish off the entire crops of more than half of the population.
afrol News - Despite massive pressure to stop the prosecution of Kenya's recently elected President, Uhuru Kenyatta, the International Criminal Court (ICC) today set a new date for the trial against the state leader. Mr Kenyatta is accused of crimes against humanity.