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Discrimination reports at local hangout provoke angry reactions

Over the weekend, a Zimbabwean national, who is currently visiting Rwanda, took to Twitter to accuse a popular Kigali nightclub of denying her entry because she is albino. Nodumo Ncomanzi, who goes by the handle @justDumo, wrote on Twitter saying that she had gone out with friends when bouncers at...

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 1:28pm

AGOA: Government to pay taxes for affected Rwandans

To ensure Rwandan exporters are not significantly affected by the anticipated suspension of duty-free access to the US market under the AGOA framework, government has decided to take over the resultant tax obligations. This follows the move by the American government on March 31st announcing their...

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 12:12pm

Kayonza RPF cadres urged to champion human security

Members of Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF-Inkotanyi) in Kayonza District have been urged to each play their respective role to completely uproot all forms of child labour in the district and also be at the forefront in solving other human security issues. The call was made over the weekend by the...

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 12:00pm

PM rallies church to support govt programmes

Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente has called on all religious denominations to step up partnerships with government in implementation of various development programmes with an aim of improving citizens’ welfare. Ngirente was speaking at the ceremony to enthrone the new Archbishop of the...

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 11:14am

British envoy: Rwanda’s frustration over Genocide suspects in UK well founded

The British government will continue working with their Rwandan counterparts in efforts to bring to book five Genocide suspects that are currently in their country; the British High Commissioner to Rwanda, Jo Lomas, said last Friday. Addressing a news conference, Lomas said that though the...

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 11:12am

Tourism can sustain its own marketing, says Akamanzi

Much has been said in the past two weeks following the announcement of Rwanda’s three-year deal with Arsenal FC. Whereas many touted this as a masterstroke on the part of Rwanda, especially in the country’s continued quest to promote tourism, a few criticised the deal, saying that...

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 11:04am

Over 43,000 Genocide victims moved to new memorial in Gisagara District

Remains of over 43,000 victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi were on Saturday relocated to a newly constructed memorial centre in Ndora sector, Gisagara District. The remains had been previously buried in different mass graves in Ndora Sector, and they were in a deteriorating state, which...

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 2:38am

BRD donates cattle to Gisagara Genocide survivors

The Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) on Friday donated 11 dairy cows to Genocide survivors in Ndora Sector in Gisagara District to help empower them economically. The donation was made ahead of commemoration event that the district held on Saturday. The bank also contributed Rwf4 million towards...

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 2:20am

Police Week: Kicukiro crime-free village gets office facility

The Minister for Justice and Attorney General, Johnston Busingye, on Sunday, inaugurated the newly built village office of Cyankongi of Rusheshe Cell, Masaka Sector in Kicukiro District. The facility is among 30 village offices to be constructed across the country by Rwanda National Police (RNP)...

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 2:13am

FEATURED: AB Bank visits families of Genocide survivors

Staff and management of AB Bank Rwanda, visited families of Genocide survivors of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Gikomero in Gatsabo district where they donated goats and mituelli de santé to 18 families The staff members lead by their Chief Executive Officer and other senior managers on...

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 12:33am

FEATURED: TransUnion to deliver more credit solutions to Rwandans

Officials at TransUnion, one of the world’s leading information and risk services providers, have reiterated their strong commitment to deliver much-needed credit solutions to their Rwandan consumers. They were speaking on Wednesday night at a cocktail meeting with their...

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 12:27am

FEATURED: How World Vision’s partnership with AIF is increasing small farmers’ income

As the start of another selling season looms, there is high excitement among maize farmers across Rwanda. One of these farmers is Faustin Nshimiyumukiza also president of Urugwiro cooperative, located in Kayonza District and specializing in maize farming. With the other 19 members of the...

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 12:19am

RPF picks district flag bearers for September parliamentary polls

The Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) primaries yesterday entered a crucial stage with the party electing district representatives for the parliamentary elections slated for September 2-3, 2018. Members of the RPF committees picked four candidates from each of the 30 districts – 50/50 on...

Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 1:16pm

Translate political will into action, Kagame says on climate change

President Paul Kagame has called for rapid action globally to address climate change and prevent impending negative consequences. The President was speaking on climate change and the importance of ending plastic pollution in Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada at the G7 summit which closed yesterday....

Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 1:15pm

Dhaka: The world’s rickshaw capital

Travelling is the best remedy for prejudice because once you experience another culture outside the comfort of your home, perspectives shift. I knew very little about Dhaka, the Bengali capital before my trip and nothing would have prepared me for what was one of my most colorful travel...

Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 1:10pm

What Africa Green Growth Summit means for Africa’s resilience

Environmentalists have commended the move for Africa to hold the inaugural Africa Green Growth meeting saying that it will go a long way in addressing not only climate change but set the continent on unprecedented path to sustainable growth. From November 26-30, 2018, Rwanda will host the first...

Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 9:29am

Labour union demands better safety for miners

33 people died from mine accidents between January and June 2018, according to figures from Rwanda Mines, Petroleum and Gas Board (RMPGB). It attributes the deaths to lack of safety and security within mining sites, where some tunnels are not well supported. The death toll recorded in the...

Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 12:41am

Local doctors trained in Minimally Invasive Surgery technology

Rwandan doctors will benefit from Belgian doctors’ Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) skills transfer as Rwanda looks to embrace the new technology to improve medical service delivery. The project is being implemented by the Government of Rwanda in partnership with Belgian Research...

Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 12:23am

Air pollution increases risk of hypertension in children

Children exposed to high levels of air pollution in late pregnancy are likely to develop high blood pressure. Findings of a study published in the American Heart Association’s “Hypertension” journal reveals that such children are most vulnerable to the condition if air pollution...

Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 12:09am

Free app to help rice farms lessen losses from weeds

The Abidjan-based Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) has unveiled a free mobile phone app that can potentially help rice farmers adopt cost-efficient weed management depending on farm conditions and available resources. The interactive WeedManager app is being field-tested in Tanzania and Nigeria and...

Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 12:02am