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Rwanda Royal Tour documentary premieres in US

President Paul Kagame last night attended the premiere of the documentary, Rwanda Royal Tour, an event that took place in Chicago, United States. The documentary features Rwanda’s tourist attractions with the Head of State playing the role of tour guide. The documentary was shot late last...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 11:25am

Police beef up security in Kiziba refugee camp

Police presence in Kiziba refugee camp, around 15 kilometres outside of Kibuye town, increased over the weekend, which police say is nothing more than routine patrols. According to Police Spokesperson Theos Badege, the patrols helped avert mischievous youthful refugees, some of whom engaged in...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 11:08am

REB starts in-house production of teaching materials

Teachers from across the country can now access some teaching and learning materials produced by Rwanda Education Board (REB) after the latter last year took over the production of the materials from private contractors. REB officials say the move is aimed at ensuring that all materials are...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 8:58am

Four mass graves of Genocide victims discovered in Gasabo

Four mass graves holding many victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi have been discovered 24 years after the atrocities. The graves were discovered in Kabeza village, Kabuga I cell in Rusororo Sector, Gasabo District, according to officials. Works to exhume the bodies from the graves...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 8:57am

Don’t renew judge Meron’s contract, survivors tell UN

Survivors of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi have urged the United Nations not to renew the contract of American judge Theodor Meron when it comes up for renewal in June. They point to his controversial decisions at the helm of a UN court mandated to try masterminds of the Genocide against the...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 8:52am

Rwandans in Mombasa mark Kwibuka24

Over 200 Rwandans living in the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa over the weekend gathered to mark the 24th commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The somber event was presided over by the Rwandan High Commissioner to Kenya, Amb James Kimonyo, and was also graced by Mombasa Deputy...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 1:37am

Airtel Tigo dismisses about 50 workers, cites redundancy

Barely three months after the formalisation of acquisition of Tigo Rwanda Ltd by Bharti Airtel Limited – the parent company for Airtel Rwanda – and the consequent merger of the two telecommunication companies, Airtel last week terminated employment of 49 employees. The termination of...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 1:09am

Eastern Province: Businesspersons killed in Genocide remembered

Private Sector Federation on Saturday paid tribute to business leaders from eastern part of the country killed during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The commemorative event was held at Mwulire memorial in Rwamagana District, Eastern Province. Mwulire memorial site is home to 26,851 Genocide...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 1:07am

Man arrested over poaching in Nyungwe park

Police have arrested a man for allegedly poaching in Nyungwe National Park. At the time of his arrest he was carrying four animals which he’s suspected to have killed in the park, police said. The suspect (name withheld) was arrested in Bweyeye Sector in Rusizi District. Chief Inspector of...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 1:04am

Regional dons meet to discuss quality of university lecturers

Close to 100 academic experts are meeting in Kigali to discuss how they can increase the number of qualified senior university lecturers that should meet demands for the ever expanding postgraduate and mentorship programmes. This dilema, according to the experts, has consequently had a negative...

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 3:28pm

Hands-on skills: Recycling brake pads turns around Musanze woman’s fortunes

When she went for a six-month Technical and Vocation Education and Training (TVET) course, Catherine Umuhire set out to challenge the notion that mechanical engineering was a reserve for men only. She wakes up early and goes to a garage in Muhoza Sector, Musanze District, where she spends most of...

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 3:17pm

Genocide: Ex-water, energy utility employees remembered

Rwanda Energy Group (REG) and Water and Sanitation Corporation Ltd (WASAC) staff on Friday gathered to pay tribute to the over one million Rwandans that died in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi as part of this year’s 24th Genocide commemoration activities. The event was also organised to...

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 1:52pm

EAC unveils plan to bridge drugs manufacturing gap

The East African Community produces only less than 30 per cent of the medicines it needs while it imports the rest, a situation that must be reversed to ensure citizens easily access affordable drugs, officials have said. This revelation was made last week during the launch of a 10-year strategic...

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 1:21pm

16 new reforms will boost doing business – official

In October last year, after the launch of the 2018 World Bank Doing Business Report, the government announced that they would be introducing about 15 reforms in various sectors. Last week, a number of reforms were rolled out, and they include indicators like getting electricity, getting a...

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 12:01pm

Kwibuka 24: Parastatal employees urged to promote Ndi Umunyarwanda drive

Staff members of Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA), the National Electoral Commission and the Office of the Auditor General, have been urged to take a leading role in promoting national identity through the Ndi Umunyarwanda programme to ensure genocide never happen again. The call was made on Friday...

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 10:14am

BK donates cows to Karongi vulnerable Genocide survivors

BK Group PLC last Friday donated cows to 15 vulnerable households of Genocide survivors in Karongi District, Western Province. The livestock, worth Rwf 20 million, came as a contribution to the Government’s initiative to support vulnerable families across the country, through Girinka...

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 10:12am

Gisagara go top as title race hots up

National volleyball league defending champions Gisagara Volleyball Club defeated University of Kibungo (UNIK) and Kigali Volleyball Club (KVC) on Saturday to top of the league standings.  Gisagara beat KVC and UNIK 3-2 and 3-2 to extend their points to 32 and to go top of the table, ahead of...

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 9:48am

Kwibuka24: Egyptians join Rwandans in commemoration

Members of the Rwandan community in Egypt were on Wednesday joined by Egyptian officials and members of the diplomatic corps accredited to the country to mark the 24th anniversary of the Genocide against the Tutsi. Mourners were mostly Rwandan students in Egypt and diplomats, gathered to...

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 9:45am

FEATURED: REG moves to implement new doing business reforms

On Friday, Rwanda Energy Group (REG) officially announced that it will start implementing, with immediate effect, the new reforms in the energy sector aimed at easing doing business in Rwanda. The new reforms include the strengthening of transmission and distribution networks stability,...

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 8:56am

Regional culinary competition comes to Kigali

Regional culinary competition, Gorilla Highlands Silverchef, competition will for the first time take place in Kigali, on Saturday April 28, at the Kigali Marriott Hotel, bringing together 16 chefs from Rwanda, Uganda and Congo, Tourism, conservation, media and development professionals from the...

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 8:43am