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Tanzania defence college students, staff tour Rwanda Peace Academy

A delegation from National Defence College (NDC) of Tanzania, in Rwanda for a one-week study tour, on Wednesday visited the Musanze-based Rwanda Peace Academy (RPA) and commended the progress registered in the country since after the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.  The delegation is led by...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 9:40am

Pioneer independent notaries sworn-in

The Minister for Justice, Johnston Busingye, Tuesday officiated at the swearing-in of 84 independent notaries for the first time in the country’s history. There are now 911 notaries covering all the 30 districts. In his remarks, Justice minister Johnston Busingye urged the new independent...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 9:34am

New Rwf5bn TVET trainers’ institute opens

Prime Minister Dr Edouard Ngirente on Thursday launched the Rwanda Technical and Vocational Education and Training Institute (RTTI) in Kicukiro, Kigali. It was constructed in partnership with Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) at $6 million (roughly Rwf5 billion). The centre is...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 8:19am

Capacity gaps, financial constraints hindering public service – Mo Ibrahim

Beginning today, over 1,000 delegates will convene at the Kigali Convention Centre for the 2018 Ibrahim Governance Weekend. The three-day event convenes prominent African political, business leaders, civil society representatives as well as international organisations to deliberate on cross-cutting...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 1:48am

Ngororero miners urged to beef up security at their concessions

Owners of mining concessions in Ngororero District have been called upon to lay effective security strategies to prevent illegal mining activities that sometimes result into disasters and loss of life. The call was made on Tuesday during a one-day meeting that brought together police, owners and...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 1:48am

Makuza: Mismanaging public funds will no longer be tolerated

Government will no longer tolerate those who continue to cost the nation through mismanagement and embezzlement of public funds, the president of the Senate, Bernard Makuza said yesterday. Makuza was speaking at a consultative meeting that brought together members of the Parliamentary Public...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 1:47am

Ivorian President pays tribute to Genocide victims

The President of Côte d’Ivoire, Alassane Ouattara, yesterday paid tribute to the victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi at the Kigali Genocide Memorial. Ouattara is in Rwanda on a three-day visit. The President, accompanied by a high level delegation from Côte d’Ivoire, was...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 1:47am

Vulnerable women farmers to benefit from Rwf8.5b climate change initiative

Beginning June this year, economically disadvantaged women farmers will start benefitting from a new initiative, Gender Climate Change Agriculture Support Programme (GCCASP). GCCASP was initiated by New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) and aims at empowering smallholder women...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 1:46am

How 27-year old’s innovation is revolutionising education system

When Mariam Muganga came up with her Academic Bridge application, she was only looking for something that could digitally link all the key education stakeholders – students, parents, teachers and school administrators -- to improve efficiency in the learning process.   Little did...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 1:44am

Genocide widows saluted for resilience

Members of the association of Genocide widows, Avega-Agahozo, in Eastern Province on Wednesday commemorated the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi. They were joined by Unity Club, an association of current and former senior government officials and their spouses. The event was held at Kigabiro Sector...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 1:44am

Kwibuka24: Equity Bank donates cows to Kayonza Genocide survivors

The management and staff members of Equity Bank Rwanda on Wednesday donated cows to 15 vulnerable Genocide survivors in Kayonza District as part of the 24th commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi. The cows, worth Rwf6 million, were given to Genocide survivors drawn from three sectors of...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 1:43am

‘Rwanda: The Royal Tour’ comes to Kigali

After two successful screenings in Chicago and New York, the long awaited travel documentary ‘Rwanda-The Royal Tour’ is finally coming to Kigali. Both mainstream and social media have been awash with pictures and behind-the-scenes clips that only left Rwandans yearning for more. In...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 1:42am

Bralirwa staff tour Campaign against Genocide Museum

Staff members of local brewers, Bralirwa, yesterday visited the Campaign against Genocide Museum, at parliament, to learn about Rwanda Patriotic Army RPA)’s journey to end the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The team, led by Victor Madiela, the Managing Director and Vice-Chairman of the...

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 3:15pm

We are looking to enhance water transport on Lake Kivu – TradeMark Executive

Last month, TradeMark East Africa signed a mega deal with the Government of Rwanda to boost regional trade. The deal, worth USD 53 million will support Rwanda’s industrialization agenda which is geared towards increasing the country’s exports. In an interview with Business Times...

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 3:14pm

FEATURED: Smart Tech boosts law enforcement and protects Society

With a projected economic growth rate of 6-7%, Rwanda is one of the fastest emerging economies in the world over, however like others, this growth comes with inherent and evolving societal dynamics that challenge this economic growth. The rapid growth of Rwanda’s population and urbanisation...

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 12:15pm

Ivorian President jets in

President of Ivory Coast Alassane Ouattara yesterday arrived in the country for a three-day visit. He is expected to take part at the presentation of Mo Ibrahim Prize that will be given to the former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. The Award ceremony is part of the 2018 Ibrahim...

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 12:08pm

Kigali city eases process to acquire building permit

Kigali city authorities have unveiled a raft of reforms that will ease the acquisition of a construction permit for anyone wishing to build within the city, a move officials say seeks to ease doing business. The widespread reforms, announced yesterday, are designed to ease criteria for acquiring...

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 10:07am

Etincelles hold Rayon Sports in Peace Cup last 16 clash

Wednesday Etincelles 1-1 Rayon Sports May 23 Return leg Rayon Sports Vs Etincelles RAYON SPORTS were yesterday held to a 1-all draw by Etincelles in the first leg of their last 16 clash of the 2018 Peace Cup at Umuganda Stadium in Rubavu.  Rayon came from behind to force a...

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 9:06am

Mineduc remembers staff slain during Genocide

Hundreds of mourners from the Ministry of Education and affiliated institutions on Tuesday mourned with families of former staff members of the ministry killed in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The ministry has so far identified over 70 Genocide victims among former staff from its former and...

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 12:08am

Academics moot technology to curtail plagiarism in universities

Educationists from East African Community (EAC) partner states meeting in Kigali are thinking of how technology can be deployed to detect plagiarism in universities, which they say is rampant. The observation was made during an ongoing meeting of education experts seeking to improve the quality of...

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 12:05am