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MPs visit stalled government projects

Members of the parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) are on ground in different parts of the country for a week-long fact finding mission to assess what went wrong in the implementation of several government projects that have either stalled or failed. The MPs will visit projects that were...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 5:07pm

PM Ngirente: industrialisation holds the key to Africa’s growth

Prime Minister, Édouard Ngirente on Wednesday said that African economies need to focus more on industrialisation because it has the potential to be a powerful driver of sustainable economic growth on the continent. He made the remarks at the formal opening ceremony of the 53rd Annual...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 12:43pm

FEATURED: NIRDA staff pay tribute to Genocide victims

The staff members of the National Industrial Research and Development Agency (NIRDA) were last week joined by Huye District officials, the police and residents to commemorate the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The activities took place on Thursday and Friday. The activities started on the...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 11:26am

Rwanda becomes Arsenal’s first tourism partner

Rwanda is Arsenal’s first-ever tourism partner. The top-flight English Premier League football club will have all their teams wear ‘Visit Rwanda’ on the sleeves. Vinal Venkatesham, Arsenal’s Chief Commercial Officer said the deal will bring Rwanda into people’s minds...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 9:54am

Police Week: Road safety campaign launched

Rwanda National Police (RNP), yesterday, launched a nationwide campaign to sensitise all categories of road users on traffic rules and regulations so as to promote road safety in the country. The week-long campaign, conducted across the country, is part of the ongoing Police Week launched last...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 6:16am

Rwanda gets international aviation safety certificate

The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) yesterday awarded Rwanda with a certificate in recognition of the country’s improved competencies in overseeing and managing safety and security in the aviation sector. The president of ICAO Council, Dr Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, handed the...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 2:00am

Crystal Telecom shareholders push for MTN compliance

Shareholders of Crystal Telecom are demanding that MTN Rwanda upholds compliance in all state laws and regulations to avoid unnecessary fines and penalties. Crystal Telecom has a 20 per cent equity stake in MTN Rwanda, which has been floated on the local bourse through Rwanda Stock Exchange....

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 1:56am

French poet Thierry Sinda on his latest book

French poet of Congolese origin, Thierry Sinda, is currently in Rwanda to explore the country as well as promote his latest book; “Anthologie des Poèmes d’Amour des Afriques et d’Ailleurs”, loosely translated as: “Anthology of love poems from Africa and elsewhere...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 1:54am

Survivors move to help tackle Genocide trauma

Survivors of the Genocide against the Tutsi who graduated from different institutions of higher learning are organising a seminar on trauma with the goal of seeking a deeper understanding of trauma and how best to address it. The seminar will be held under the auspices of GAERG, an association of...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 1:52am

New income tax law comes into force

Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) on Tuesday announced it had started enforcing the new Income Tax law, which was enacted last month. Officials said Tuesday that the previous law was partly amended to address loopholes that were identified during its implementation.  The overall aim, they said...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 1:41am

Graduate Genocide survivors to host seminar on trauma

Survivors of the Genocide against the Tutsi who are graduates from different institutions of higher learning have through their organization GAERG, organised a seminar on trauma with aim to seeking deeper understanding of trauma and how best to address it. Trauma remains one of the major...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 11:00am

How renewable energy is changing lives in rural Rwanda

Mzee Vedaste Hagiriryayo, 62, a resident of Kanombe Village in Karenge Cell, Jarama Sector of Ngoma District had until last year only known two sources of energy; firewood and kerosene. Today, this is a story of the past to the senior citizen and many others in his village after they were...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 10:15am

Floods displace hundreds in Burera, Musanze, damage Genocide memorial

Floods destroyed over 190 houses in Burera and Musanze and also damaged Rugarama Genocide memorial. The rains which started at around 4am on Sunday triggered floods from various streams originating from Muhabura Volcano, with Rugarama, Gahunga, Cyuve and Gacaca Sectors the most hit. At least 197...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 9:58am

Kagitumba border post starts 24-hour operation

The Kagitumba-Mirama Hills One-Stop Border Post (OSBP), one of the major border crossings linking Rwanda and Uganda, on Saturday started operating twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. William Musoni, the acting Commissioner of Customs at Rwanda Revenue Authority, confirmed this on Sunday,...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 6:01am

Rwanda, Ghana air service pact ‘to spur trade relations’

Ministers from Rwanda and Ghana described the Bilateral Air Service Agreement (BASA) signed between the two countries in Kigali on Monday as a catalyst to future bilateral co-operation in trade and development between the two countries. The agreement was signed by Minister of State in charge of...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 5:55am

Final round of ‘Chinese Bridge’ competition attracts 700 students

Over the weekend, hundreds of university students gathered at the University of Rwanda’s College of Education (formerly Kigali Institute of Education) for the Rwanda finals of the Chinese Bridge Competition, a Chinese language proficiency competition. The annual Chinese Bridge Competition...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 5:55am

‘Pan-African week’ to focus on media, creative industry

Pan-African Movement-Rwanda Chapter (PAM-Rwanda) on Monday kicked off a week-long senstisation campaign leading to the celebration of the African Liberation Day that is slated for Friday. During the week, different activities that include an international conference, public talks, exhibition on...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 5:49am

Lubumbashi varsity alumni honour colleagues killed in Genocide

An association of Rwandans who studied at the University of Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday paid tribute to their colleagues killed during 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. This is the first time the association, known as “Kassapards Family”, with 200...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 5:43am

Lubumbashi University alumni honour colleagues killed in Genocide

The association of Rwandans who studied at the University of Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday remembered their colleagues killed during 1994 genocide against the Tutsi. This is the first time the association dubbed, “Kassapards Family” with 200 members...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 1:44pm

Kagitumba border starts 24 hour operation

The Kagitumba-Mirama Hills One-Stop Border Post (OSBP), one of the major border crossings linking Rwanda and Uganda, on Saturday started operating twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. William Musoni, the acting Commissioner of Customs at Rwanda Revenue Authority, confirmed this on Sunday,...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 1:17pm