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Rwanda, Mozambique sign five bilateral pacts

Rwanda and Mozambique yesterday signed five bilateral pacts in a bid to strengthen ties and partnership. The pacts were signed on the second day of the state visit by Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi. The five pacts include a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the establishment of a Joint...

Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 4:39pm

China and Rwanda: A friendship higher than mountains

At the invitation of President Paul Kagame, I will pay a state visit to Rwanda from July 22-23. It will be not only my first visit to Rwanda but also the very first visit to Rwanda by any Chinese President. I am full of expectation for this visit. Known as the “land of a thousand hills...

Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 9:36am

New online system to ease PAYE, social security payments

Employers will be able to make online declarations and pay taxes as well as social security contributions for their employees thanks to a new unified declaration system. The online-based declaration for Pay as You Earn (PAYE), pension and occupational hazards, medical and maternity leave benefits...

Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 3:19am

Xi outlines priority areas in Rwanda-China ties

President Xi Jinping of China has said his upcoming visit to Rwanda will serve to inject new impetus to the “traditional friendship and all-round cooperation” between the two countries. In an OpEd piece sent to The New Times on the eve of the highly-awaited visit, President Xi, whose...

Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 3:18am

Senate to summon prime minister

Senators Thursday resolved to summon Prime Minister, Edouard Ngirente, to explain how government plans to address challenges of limited access to clean water. The MPs made the resolution after the presentation of a damning report by the senatorial Standing Committee on Economic Development and...

Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 3:18am

Economically vulnerable women equipped with tailoring skills

Eleven women from economically vulnerable backgrounds graduated with skills in tailoring, following successful completion of a one-year course. At a graduation ceremony in Gasabo District, the women were awarded certificates of completion and a sewing machine each to start individual ventures and...

Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 2:18am

Twenty children with heart diseases to undergo surgery in Israel

Twenty Rwandan children suffering from severe heart diseases are going to Israel to undergo heart surgery, on the partnership of Ministry of Health and Save a Child Heart Foundation. The Save Child’s Heart team will screen 70 children at Kigali Teaching Hospital, 20 among them with severe...

Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 1:34am

Genocide suspect Leopold Munyakazi sentenced to nine years

Genocide suspect Dr. Leopold Munyakazi has been cleared of all but one charge related to Genocide by the specialised chamber for international crimes based in Nyanza. The decision was rendered Friday by the chamber that is affiliated to High Court. The 67 year-old who was extradited to Rwanda by...

Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 1:31am

Chinese enterprise improves agricultural production in Rwanda

In July when the dry season dominates Rwanda, clouds of dirt billow from parched roads in the Kaduha village in the country's northeastern part when cars roar past. On one side of the road, fresh water in an irrigation canal is flowing through a rice field that stretches beyond sight....

Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 12:46am

Mozambican President tours Petite Barriere border post in Rubavu

Mozambican President Filip Nyusi on Friday evening toured Petite Barriere Border Post, one of the borders linking Rwanda to Democratic Republic of Congo. The Head of State, who is in Rwanda on a three-day state visit, was accompanied to the tour by senior officials including Foreign Affairs...

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 11:32pm

President Nyusi clarifies fate of Rwandans in Mozambique

Visiting Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi has pledged support to Rwandans living in Mozambique in various capacities. There are an estimated 4000 Rwandans living in the Southern Africa country with some of them having sought refuge in the country during the pre-genocide era. Countries invoked...

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 3:51pm

New partnership to reduce Rwanda’s seed import bill

Rwanda’s annual maize seed imports are set to drop drastically thanks to a new private sector partnership that seeks to produce hybrid seed locally and address challenges of delays in quality seed distribution to farmers, signatories of the cooperation have said. The partnership was...

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 3:50pm

Mozambican President pays tribute to Genocide victims

Mozambican President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial early on Friday to pay tribute to victims and survivors of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.  Nyusi who was accompanied by a delegation of public and private sector officials, laid a wreath in memory of the...

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 3:19pm

FEATURED: TECNO is looking for SPARK2 World Cup campaign winners to pick their rewards!!

TECNO TECNO SPARK2footballfun campaign gathered all SPARK2 customers to buy the brand new smartphone , predict matches  and win amazing gifts offered by TECNO  such as TV, Fridges, smartphones.. etc.   The event took place at KCT whereby a lot of people where participated....

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 2:45pm

Senate to summon Prime Minister

Senators Thursday resolved to summon Prime Minister, Edouard Ngirente, to explain how government plans to address challenges of limited access to clean water.   The MPs made the resolution after the presentation of a damning report by the senatorial Standing Committee on Economic...

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 2:28pm

Reflections on President Xi Jinping’s Book on Up and Out of Poverty

In his 29-article book, "Up and Out of Poverty", the author outlines “the hows” of transforming a poverty stricken (Ningde Prefecture) into a prosperous region through change of mindset, economic development and management, and leadership.   Having read the book, we are...

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 12:36pm

Mozambican President begins three-day state visit to Rwanda

The President of Mozambique, Filipe Nyusi, arrived in the country Thursday, marking the first of the three high profile arrivals expected in the country in the next one week. The other two expected as confirmed by a government statement is the Chinese President Xi Jinping and the Prime Minister of...

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 11:19am

Urgent call to tackle child exploitation

The Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion (MIGEPROF) together with partners have renewed calls to end child exploitation in Rwanda in order to contain cases of mental distress, early pregnancies, and sexually oriented risk-taking. World Vision and MIGEPROF will spend US$2 million on a five-year...

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 10:52am

Chinese investment boosts Africa’s sustainable development

Statistics provide strong evidence that it’s groundless to say China is “pillaging” Africa and increasing debt burden in the region, according to Liu Qinghai, a Chinese expert who has been engaged in the research on China’s investment to Africa and African economy for many...

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 10:42am