Rwanda Closes More Churches
The move is part of a broader crackdown on places of worship that fall short of minimum requirements, including on quality of the buildings and noise pollution. Rwamagana District has 427 churches, among which only 352 have operating licenses, according to officials.
The Holy City church in Gasabo District was closed over its lack of basic infrastructure.
East African, 6 March 2018
Police in Rwanda has arrested six pastors suspected of planning to disrupt the ongoing crackdown on churches by government over fraud and security concerns. Read more »
New Times, 5 March 2018
Last week, the local government authorities and the Rwanda Governance Board (RGB) closed down 714 churches in Kigali for operating below the minimum required standards. Read more »
"I don't think we have as many boreholes. Do we even have as many factories? But 700 churches, which you even had to close? This has been a mess," said President Paul Kagame when ... Read more »