Kigali - Rwandan President Paul Kagame has fired his justice minister and replaced her with a high court judge, state radio said on Friday.
Edda Mukabagwiza had been head of the justice ministry for nearly three years. State-owned Radio Rwanda said Kagame did not give an immediate reason for firing her.
"With effect from today, Edda Mukabagwiza has been relieved of her duties as the minister of justice," Radio Rwanda said.
It added that Tharcisse Karugarama, from Rwanda's High Court had been appointed as the new justice minister.
Rwanda's justice system has been criticised for failing to speed up the trials of perpetrators of the 1994 genocide in which some 800 000 minority Tutsis and moderate Hutus were butchered in 100 days of killings.