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FEATURED: SOS Children's Villages applauds Rwanda for quick transformation

SOS Children’s Villages International Deputy Chief Operations Officer and Interim International Director for Eastern and Southern Africa Region Ms Shubha Murthi paid tribute to victims of the genocide against the Tutsi. While at Gisozi Genocide Memorial on May 24, 2018, Ms. Murthi laid a...

Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 7:44pm

Millions of Africans going to Europe is a myth – UNCTAD official

Claudia Roethlisberger, Economic Affairs Officer with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) was in Kigali last week to launch the UN body’s 2018 Economic Development in Africa Report which argues, among others, that well-managed migration provides an important means...

Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 5:04am

New envoys pledge to strengthen cooperation

New ambassadors of Russia, United Arab Emirates and Tanzania who presented their letters of credence to President Kagame have pledged to strengthen the existing bilateral relations between Rwanda and the respective countries they present. The new envoys who briefed the media in Kigali yesterday,...

Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 5:04am

EAC countries tipped on building farmers’ resilience to disasters

An agricultural budget summit which brought together by farmers’ representatives, civil societies and members of East African Legislative assembly (EALA) has urged regional countries to allocate enough resources to disaster preparedness programs. It was one of the resolutions that came out...

Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 5:04am

Award winning Rwandan scientist keen to help end hunger in Africa

Cedric Habiyaremye, the winner of this year’s Rise against Hunger’s World Hunger Leadership Award, has pledged to establish an organisation that will support community agricultural development and youth empowerment in the agricultural sector in a bid to fight hunger in Rwanda and Africa...

Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 5:04am

Govt mulls new technology to recover embezzled funds

It will not be easy for people who embezzle or misappropriate public funds to hide their assets, once a new ICT-based system that seeks to integrate personal assets is put in place, an official at the Ministry of Justice has said. The move is in line with strengthening mechanisms of assets...

Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 5:04am

Rural girls need more sensitisation on menstrual hygiene

Parents have been urged to break their silence over menstruation and reproductive health so that their daughters are informed and prepared before they start their menstrual cycle. During a menstruation hygiene campaign held in Kayonza District last week which brought together students from...

Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 5:04am

Mugesera Sector residents build village offices worth Rwf5m

Residents of Mugesera Sector, Ngoma District in Eastern Province early this year embarked on an initiative to construct village offices as their “dignified address”. So far, seven villages have finished the construction and the remaining 28 offices are under construction, according to...

Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 3:09pm

Rwezamenyo Sector scoops city security, hygiene award

Rwezamenyo Sector of Nyarugenge District emerged the overall best performer in the just concluded 7th edition of the ‘Security and Hygiene’ campaign in the City of Kigali, trouncing other 34 sectors of Nyarugenge, Gasabo and Kicukiro districts. The event to award the best performers...

Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 5:04am

Featured: Organizers call upon the Rwandan public to participate in the ongoing Egypt and Middle East expo

Rwandans have been called upon to come and enjoy the International Shopping Festival at the Egypt and Middle East Expo now happening at MIC shopping mall in downtown Kigali. Local and foreign firm started showcasing their products and innovations on 30th May at this enormous exhibition and are...

Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 5:04am

Experts see opportunity in intra-Africa migration

Migration contributes to gross domestic product, employment, trade, poverty reduction and inclusive growth, a new report by the UN body on trade and development, UNCTAD has said. The report, titled Economic Development in Africa Report 2018: Migration for Structural Transformation, was discussed...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 4:34pm

Parliamentary polls: RPF party primaries begin this weekend

Members of RPF-Inkotanyi countrywide will this weekend start primaries in order to get the party’s candidates in the forthcoming parliamentary election scheduled to take place on September 2-3, 2018. The process will start at the cell level where party members will nominate two candidates of...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 4:28pm

PHOTO STORY: Kagame chairs RPF extended executive committee meeting

The Chairperson of governing Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF)-Inkotanyi addresses members of the Extended National Executive Committee at the Intare Conference Arena at RPF headquarters in Rusororo Sector, Gasabo District yesterday. / Photos: Village Urugwiro

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 11:22am

Cyberbullying, sharing of nudes to be criminalised

Internet users who enjoy spreading malicious rumours will soon have to think twice before they do so online or face jail time and hefty fines, thanks to a new law preventing and fighting cyber-crime. Before it was unanimously passed by the Lower House yesterday, the chairperson of the...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 10:12am

Rwanda establishes Court of Appeal

A law establishing the Court of Appeal was published in the Official Gazette on Wednesday, setting in motion efforts by the judiciary to try appeal cases at a higher level without necessarily going to the Supreme Court. Organic Law No 002/2018.OL of 04/04/2018 that establishes the Court of...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 10:11am

Airport check-in eased as Kigali International Airport introduces vehicle scanner

For those users of Kigali International Airport, a common inconvenience has been the first checkpoint where a traveler previously had to carry luggage out of the car for dogs to sniff and carry it back in. The good news is that they will no longer have to go through the time consuming hustle as a...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 5:51am

Conservation wins as gorilla population exceeds 1,000

Conservations efforts to save the endangered mountain gorillas are paying off after the latest census put the figure at over 1,000 up from 800 when the last count was carried out. The Virunga Mountains are habitat of these primates, with 604 mountain gorillas living in the vast area that covers...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 5:01am

Mauritius’ Swan Insurance closes in on BK Insurance

The national Bank of Rwanda is reviewing a shareholder’s agreement between Swan Insurance, from Mauritius, and BK Insurance that involves acquiring a 30 per cent stake in the Rwandan firm. BK insurance is a subsidiary of BK Group and only joined the market last year. Officials from BK argue...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 5:01am

RRA begins crackdown on EBM defaulters

Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA), yesterday, started a countrywide operation to curb misuse of Electronic Billing Machines (EBMs). The operation started in Kigali city. According to RRA officials who were part of the exercise, the goal is twofold; recovery of money lost through the misuse of the...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 5:01am

Rwanda is right to promote its tourism, Dutch minister tells MPs

Recent news that Rwanda Development Board had become Arsenal’s first-ever sleeve sponsorship partner was largely greeted with praises with many describing the deal as a masterstroke that would help transform the country’s tourism sector. Nonetheless, some people criticised the...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 5:01am