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Four ongoing tests offer hope against HIV infection

For the two decades that Moses Nsubuga, a local artiste commonly known as Supercharger, has been taking anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs), his biggest worry has been the toll the drugs could take on his health. “Every day I take seven tablets. I worry that one day the medication will affect my...

Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 11:57pm

FEATURED: Energy sector:Access to safe, Reliable and Sustainable Electricity

TheGovernment of Rwanda has set an ambitious targets to transform Rwanda into a middle-income country by 2035 one of the drivers of Sustainable Economic Development is the availability of sustainable and Reliable Energy for all. Different programs and initiatives have been developed to scale up...

Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 10:36pm

Kagame in Canada for G7 Summit

President Paul Kagame,who is also the Chairperson of the African Union, is in Quebec, Canada for a two-day G7 Summit. This was confirmed by the Office of the President through a media advisory. G7, also known as the Group of Seven, is made up of seven countries – which are among the largest...

Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 8:38am

Experts call for autonomous Intellectual Property office

The Rwandan government is being advised to create an independent, standalone office responsible for managing all Intellectual Property (IP) matters to help innovators benefit from their inventions. The advice is one of the recommendations given to the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MINICOM)...

Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 1:34am

PS Imberakuri ‘ready’ for parliament

Despite having no legislator in the current parliament, PS – Imberakuri, one of the political organisations in the country, believes they are prepared enough to garner the necessary votes to warrant them parliamentary seats in the September polls. Any contestant in the polls...

Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 1:23am

Parliamentary polls: Green Party targets 20% of seats

The Democratic Green Party of Rwanda (DGPR) is looking at coming up with a “strong manifesto” before embarking on a vigorous campaign to secure at least 20 per cent of parliamentary seats in the September polls, party officials have said. The party president, Frank Habineza, who...

Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 1:20am

45 graduate at RDF senior command and staff college

Forty-five senior military officers from Rwanda and nine other countries on Friday graduated from RDF Command and Staff College in Musanze District. The officers were drawn from 10 countries namely; Czech Republic, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Senegal, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania and Zambia and all...

Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 1:17am

Man in Norway arrested for 1994 Genocide in Rwanda

OSLO –A 50-year-old Norwegian citizen, originally from Rwanda, was arrested by Norway’s National Criminal Investigation Service (Kripos) and charged with the genocide against the Tutsi in 1994, public broadcaster NRK reported Thursday. The man will be detained for four weeks, two...

Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 1:11am

Kigali Marriott staff share Iftar with Muslim community in Nyamirambo

Staff members of Kigali Marriott Hotel this week joined the Muslim community in Nyamirambo, Nyarugenge District to share an evening meal, commonly known as Iftar, and is taken during such times as the ongoing holy month of Ramadhan. In the spirit of sharing a feast with the Muslim community during...

Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 1:04am

We are delighted Rwanda is hosting CHOGM - British Envoy

The British High Commissioner to Rwanda, Jo Lomas, on Friday told reporters that her government is delighted Rwanda was in April chosen to host the next Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), to be held in 2020. CHOGM is a meeting of the heads of government from all Commonwealth member...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 5:02pm

Let’s make a better history, Kaboneka urges leaders

Minister of Local Government, Francis Kaboneka, has urged leaders to join hands and change history that had been damaged by previous leadership of “separation.” The minister stated this on Remembrance Day of genocide victims who had been working in prefectures and sous-prefectures...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 1:25pm

Featured: Sanlam turns 100

Today, 8 June the Sanlam Group celebrates its 100th birthday, and we at SORAS Group Limited are proud of our association with this financial services giant, which first opened its doors in Cape Town, South Africa. Founded in 1918, Sanlam has a rich history. The Group has evolved over the years...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 9:58am

Price for DNA test to reduce by half as new lab opens

Rwandans will be paying less for DNA tests to establish parentage for children or get proof for rape and other gender-based crimes among other forms of evidence, thanks to a new forensic laboratory launched in Kigali. The Kacyiru-based National Forensic Laboratory, unveiled by the Ministry of...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 8:45am

Kayonza residents upbeat on new system of paying health insurance

Residentsin Kayonza District have expressed their satisfaction with a new technology that facilitates payments for health insurance scheme, Mutuelle de Santé, describing it as time saving. They made their views known Wednesday during a visit by Dr Alvera Mukabaramba, the Minister of State in the...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 12:57am

Rwanda says UN court can still salvage its credibility

There are two suggestions for the Mechanism for the International Criminal Tribunals (MICT) to consider if it is to salvage its credibility and, by extension, its legacy, according to Rwanda’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Amb. Valentine Rugwabiza. She was addressing the UN...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 12:46am

Private pension scheme debuts in Rwanda

  The monopoly enjoyed by the Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB) as the sole social security provider has come to an end as private pension schemes commence operations. This will give Rwandan employers and individuals alternative schemes. The latest entrant is Liaison Group, in Partnership...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 12:33am

Kigali city tasked to urgently get lasting solution to Nduba landfill

Members of the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) have tasked new Mayor of the City of Kigali, Marie-Chantal Rwakazina, and her team to urgently fix the issues surrounding Nduba landfill. In their annual exercise of scrutinising public institutions’ expenditure and management of...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 12:11am

Regional countries tipped on synergies to reduce energy cost

The Minister for Infrastructure, Claver Gatete, has said it requires significant government subsidies by Central African states in order to reduce high tariffs on electricity which are in most cases not affordable to end users. He was speaking during an annual meeting of Central African Power Pool...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 12:04am

RIB appeals for more office space, equipment

The newly established Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) has appealed to government to urgently address the issue of office space the institution is faced with, to be able to effectively discharge its mandate. According to Col Jeannot Ruhunga, the Secretary General of RIB, the investigation agency...

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 8:27pm

Rwanda presents suggestions to save MICT from credibility crisis

Rwanda's Permanent Representative to the UN Valentine Rugwabiza on Thursday presented two alternatives to the Security Council to save the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT) from what Kigali perceives as worrying credibility crisis. She was elaborating to the Security...

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 5:57pm