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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

Rwamagana parents raise Rwf3m for children whose father killed mother

Parents from all villages of Rwamagana District backed a fundraising drive to support the six children whose mother was late last month killed by their father, in a homicide that shocked the nation due to the cruelty involved. Jean Damascene Ntezimana murdered Beatrice Muhawenimana, leaving...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 1:15pm

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

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