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Kaboneka assures new Kigali City mayor of govt support

The Minister for Local Government, Francis Kaboneka on Friday assured the newly-elected City of Kigali Mayor, Marie Chantal Rwakazina, that she has all the support she needs from his ministry so as to deliver in her new job. Kaboneka made the pledge shortly after Rwakazina, 45, an...

Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 5:43am

Govt moves to curb property devaluation during public auctions

The Minister for Justice, Johnston Busingye, has sent a warning to unlicensed brokers who get involved in shady public auctions. Speaking yesterday at a consultative meeting to discuss efficient and effective enforcement of court judgments, and other executory orders, Busingye said that while...

Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 5:43am

Over 2,000 Kigali women tipped on forthcoming parliamentary polls

Women rights activist Marie Immaculée Ingabire has called on Rwandan women to support female candidates in the forthcoming parliamentary elections to ensure they maintain their majority in the next parliament. Women currently constitute 64 per cent of members of the Lower House....

Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 5:43am

Over 150 couples tie the knot in mass wedding in Nyagatare

The launch on Wednesday of Gender Accountability Day saw 156 cohabiting couples from five sectors in Nyagatare District legalise their union. The event was held in Rwimiyaga Sector and the partners were awarded civil marriage certificates. The two-day drive in Nyagatare, by the Ministry of Gender...

Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 5:43am

Regional transporters tipped on Kagitumba as alternative route

Officials from the Northern Corridor countries have said that the newly upgraded Mirama Hills-Kagitumba One-Stop Border Post (OSBP) will serve as a key alternative freight transport and transit, and will ease cross-border trade. Mirama Hills-Kagitumba border post started 24-hour operations last...

Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 5:31am

Police take road safety campaign to highways

The road safety campaign week continued, yesterday, on all highways countrywide as police officers engaged motorists and passengers on traffic rules and regulations to ensure behaviour change and promote road safety. In the City of Kigali, officers educated passengers, drivers and motorcyclists on...

Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 5:25am

President Kagame in Ethiopia for State Visit

President Kagame and Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed Friday met for bilateral talks at the National Palace in Addis Ababa. The two leaders committed to strengthen ties in key sectors including Defence, Air Services, Capacity building and in multilateral fora. The meeting was followed by a...

Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 5:25am

African media challenged to adopt Pan-African mindset

The African media has a key role in ensuring that people from the continent regain their Pan-African consciousness and positive attitude about their continent. The statement was made by the Minister for Local Government, Francis Kaboneka, while addressing the Pan-African Movement conference in...

Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 5:25am

Survivors welcome final verdict in Simbikangwa Genocide trial

The umbrella of Genocide survivors’ organisations, Ibuka, and the National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG) have welcomed the decision by France’s highest court to uphold the 25-year sentence for Genocide convict Pascal Simbikangwa. The Cour de Cassation, on Thursday,...

Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 5:04am

Rwandan tech firms pitch to global markets in France

President Paul Kagame ended his two-day working visit to Paris yesterday by attending the Viva Tech Summit, a technology summit which opened in France Thursday, bringing together top global tech firms and startups from across the world. The summit was opened by French President Emmanuel Macron and...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 5:50pm

Marie-Chantal Rwakazina is the new City Mayor

The council of the City of Kigali has elected 45, year old economist Marie-Chantal Rwakazina as the new mayor, replacing Pascal Nyamurinda, who resigned last month. She won 146 votes cast by city councilors against 8 that were cast in favour of her challenger, 32-year old Henriette Murekatete, a...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 3:24pm

Regional officials meet in Kigali to streamline revenue collection

The Eastern and Southern Africa chapter of the World Customs Organization (WCO-ESA) held its 28th Regional Steering Group meeting in Kigali this week. Delegations from more than 20 countries were hosted by Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA). According to RRA, the meeting aims at creating delivery...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 3:14pm

Hygiene is the primary vaccine against child disease – Minister Gashumba

The Minister for Health, Dr Diane Gashumba, has urged members of the public to uphold hygiene, starting from the household, in a bid to fight malaria and other poor hygiene-induced diseases. The minister was speaking at the launch of the Integrated Maternal and Child Health Week in Rubavu District...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 3:09pm

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. On 17th May 2018, NIRDA staff visited Murambi memorial site, the visit was...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 2:28pm

Kagame in Ethiopia for State Visit

President Paul Kagame today arrived in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa for a State Visit and was received by Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed. President Kagame will begin the visit by holding bilateral talks with Prime Minister Ahmed and later attend a luncheon held in his honour. The...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 11:14am

Cooking stoves curved out of stone help save environment

Berancilla Bugenimana, 50, wakes up early in the morning, picks an iron bar, axe, and sander, and goes to look for stones to carve in her locality in Musanze District. At 6 am, she starts carving stones to make cooking stoves. She is able to make three stoves a day in the largely volcanic region...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 6:50am

RGB, Ombudsman sign deal to deepen governance

Rwanda Governance Board (RGB) and the Office of the Ombudsman on Thursday signed a five-year partnership deal to enhance citizen outreach, promote good governance, access to justice and fight against corruption. The memorandum of understanding is intended to facilitate collaboration between both...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 5:22am

Rwamagana parents raise Rwf3m for children who lost mother in gruesome domestic violence case

Parents from all villages of Rwamagana District backed a fundraising drive to support six children whose mother was late last month killed by their father, in a homicide that shocked the nation. Jean Damascene Ntezimana murdered Beatrice Muhawenimana, leaving their six children without a parent to...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 5:04am

Cement price speculators face fines

The Minister of Trade and Industry; Vincent Munyeshyaka has warned that heavy fines await those who are taking advantage of the current hitch in cement production to hike prices. Addressing a press conference at his office on Thursday, Munyeshyaka said that though there has been a shortage of...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 5:09pm

Pan-Africanism: Clerics urged on transformational sermons

Religious leaders have been urged to preach to their congregations Pan-Africanist sermons, which resonate with the needs and aspirations of Rwandans and Africans in general. According to Anglican Bishop John Rucyahana, for so long, Christians were made to believe that the rich will never inherit...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 5:05pm