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Rwandan appointed head of Heineken Ethiopia

Rwandan national Eugene Ubalijoro has been appointed managing director of Heineken Ethiopia. He will begin his duties on September 10, 2018. Ubalijoro has risen through the ranks, having joined in 1990 as international trainee for their Rwandan operations. “He moved across different...

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 1:01pm

How RRA will fund 2018/2019 budget

A common characteristic of recent Rwanda annual budgets is the attempt by the Economic Planning Department at the Ministry of Finance walk a thin line between increasing domestic tax receipts without increasing tax rates for residents. The 2018/2019 budget read last week on Thursday was no...

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 10:06am

Kwibuka24: Reflecting on the rescue operation at Saint Paul

When the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi started, hopeless Tutsi who were targeted could go places to find haven and most of them flocking churches and church run facilities believing no killings could take place in holy sanctuaries. Little did they know that humanity had been lost and bad...

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 9:59am

FEATURED: PSR nominates representatives for upcoming election

Rwandese Socialist Labour Party (PSR) at the weekend elected two candidates that will represent the party in the forthcoming parliamentary elections slated for November 2 and 3. Innocent Bitsindinkumi and Augustin Hitiyaremye emerged the winners, trouncing Gestuta Mukantagara, Solange Uwingabire,...

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 9:44am

Kagame participates in car-free day

President Kagame on Sunday joined Kigali residents for the bi-monthly car-free day. Addressing the hundreds of residents who had turned up for the exercise, the President appreciated the fact that young people, as well as the elderly were participating in the exercises. He added that a healthy body...

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 8:33am

Mwulire sector residents build seven ECD centres

Seven Early Childhood Development Centres (ECDs), worth approximately Rwf68million, were this past weekend launched in Mwulire sector, Rwamagana district as part of the celebrations to mark the Day of the African Child. According to the Executive Secretary of Sector; Jean Claude Bwasana, the...

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 3:01am

The world has a moral challenge to oppose the early release of ICTR Genocide convicts

The collective international community of bystanders kept silent in 1994 when the ground was being stained with the blood of one million victims in Rwanda.  Today, that blood cries out for justice and I join the Rwandan survivors and all of humanity to oppose release of the genocide...

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 2:37am

Rwandan students introduce Umuganda concept to Nebraska

Rwandan Diaspora students at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln last Saturday introduced Umuganda, a monthly community service, at the university located in mid-western United States. According to Vanessa Nkesha who coordinated the activity, several students on Saturday morning volunteered...

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 2:32am

Rotary Club of Kigali-Virunga gets new president

Over the weekend, Rotary Club of Kigali-Virunga, a member club of Rotary International and one of the longest Rotary clubs in Rwanda, inducted Saudah Nalule as the new and 18th club's president for the year 2018-2019. Rotary International is an international organisation that brings...

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 2:10am

FEATURED: Horizon SOPYRWA backs efforts to plant mosquito repellent trees

Horizon SOPYRWA, a subsidiary of Horizon Group in partnership with the Ministry of Health has launched activities to plant trees known as ‘Artemisia Annua’ across the country. The species is a medicinal plant that repels mosquitoes. The tree planting activities, which are part of the...

Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 11:17pm

FEATURED: IRIGP adressing Rwanda’s socio-economic needs

The India-Rwanda Innovation Growth Programme (IRIGP) has recently concluded a Business Accelerator & Capacity Building Workshop, along with a Technology Expo, as part of the five (5) day Workshop at Hotel Lemigo, Kigali. The IRIGP was launched in February 2017 during the State Visit of the...

Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 11:13pm

FEATURED: National Council of Persons with Disabilities (NCPD) hails government support to boost employment

“Equality is the public recognition, effectively expressed in institutions and manners, of the principle that an equal degree of attention is due to the needs of all human beings.” Simone Weil a French philosopher once said. And these words fits the understanding of the...

Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 11:06pm

Coops agency moves to streamline taxi-moto operators’ cooperatives

Mismanagement of taxi-moto operators’ cooperatives has resulted in members losing interest in giving in their contributions because they do not see any benefit accruing from their savings, according to Rwanda Cooperative Agency (RCA). This issue, the cooperative regulatory body says,...

Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 6:59pm

First Lady calls for joint efforts for child’s rights, welfare

Ensuring the rights and welfare of children requires everyone’s efforts if the country is to have a future generation who will play a noble role in national development. The First Lady, Jeannette Kagame made the call during the celebration of African Child Day and the World day against...

Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 2:10am

ETO massacres: CNLG condemns Belgian court ruling on withdrawal of peacekeepers

A Belgian appeals court ruling on Friday that cleared their government of recalling its peacekeepers from Rwanda during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi which left 2,000 people to face death, is seen by the National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG) as being politically...

Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 1:58am

African security experts resolve to benchmark Isange center

Participants at the just concluded training on gender based violence (GBV) and human trafficking have resolved to advocate for the establishment GBV support service centers similar to the Isange one stop center in all member states. The three-day training in the framework of Kigali...

Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 1:55am

Dr Clet Niyikiza: From hunter to global scientist

He has transitioned from being a young excellent hunter under complex social struggles in rural Rwanda to become one of the world’s leading scientists. Doctor Clet Niyikiza, a 60-year-old Rwandan, has defied all odds in a country that has experienced the worst tragedy in history. He...

Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 1:53am

RNP marks ‘18 years of partnership in policing’

Rwanda National Police(RNP), yesterday, marked its 18th anniversary commending the immense role of various players and the citizenry in general for driving the philosophy of community policing, a major factor credited for fighting and preventing crimes and promoting safety. The State Minister for...

Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 1:18am

Dermatologists warn against illegal skin products

Dermatologist shave urged people who use cosmetics to exercise caution because some contain harmful substances which can affect the skin. Many think lotions with hydroquinone are the only ones designed to bleach skin, but there are many other substances which are not shown on the list of...

Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 1:14am

Tour Guides tipped on professionalism

Rwanda Development Board (RDB) in partnership with Rwanda Safari Guides’ Association, an umbrella body for local tour guides on Friday awarded and certified local guides who showed competitiveness and ability in the tourism industry. Over 40 guides received certificates which were in...

Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 12:56am