Rwanda

100 Days, 100 Questions; Youth hold dialogue on genocide against Tutsi

Although the event was geared towards Rwandan youth born after the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, it attracted a mixed crowd of young and old, both local and foreigners. Dubbed 100 Days, 100 Questions, the event involved a panel discussion and dialogue on the subject of the Genocide. It was...

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 1:09am

Education experts to discuss scarcity of researchers in regional varsities

The limited number of qualified senior lecturers and researchers in regional universities to meet the demands of expanding postgraduate and mentorship programs will be top on the agenda ion a meeting that opens tomorrow in Kigali. The three-day workshop will be held at the Kigali Marriot hotel and...

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 1:08am

How a WWI boat is turning a local village in Rutsiro into a tourist attraction

A German military ship buried in a remote area on the shores of Lake Kivu during World War I looks will in the near future, turn the locality into a place of interest where tourists visit, typically for its historical significance, a research expert on the issue has told Sunday Times. Last week,...

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 1:04am

I want to inspire the next generation of African engineers – Eric Biribuze

Eric Biribuze is an African-American who was recently honoured with the 2018 Black Engineer of the Year Award for Professional Achievement at a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) conference in Washington, D.C. He was recognized for his successful 20 years of contributions and...

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 1:01am

Experts to discuss chemical waste management

Experts have called on nations to come up with policies and regulations aimed at strengthening prevention, mitigation and response to Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) risks. The call was made at 10th CBRN National Focal Points and expert’s round-table meeting for Eastern...

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 12:57am

East African Development Bank to train 600 cancer specialists

The East African Development Bank (EADB) plans to train 600 medical professionals specialising in cancer treatment, as part of its corporate social responsibility, members of the East African Legislative Assembly said Thursday. The larger plan is to train hundreds of medical practitioners in the...

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 12:38am

Philanthropist Ruzindana on helping street children reach their full potential

In 2008, Egide Ruzindana got ‘a vision from God’ — as he calls it — to reach out to homeless children and get them off the streets. Not sure how to go about it, he approached a couple of street kids, hoping to understand them better, and the circumstances that led to their...

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 12:25am

Why transport mobility is key to development

African countries need to seek ways to address issues related to urban transportation and mobility given the growing number of the population that is migrating to cities. People living in urban areas on the continent have been projected to grow from 36 per cent in 2010 to 50 per cent by 2030,...

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 2:00pm

Rwanda to host Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in 2020

Rwanda has been selected as host of the next Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), to be held in 2020. UK Prime Minister Teresa May announced the development at a news conference held at the end of this year’s CHOGM that took place in the British capital, London. President Paul...

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 1:06am

RDF launches citizen outreach programme

The Ministry of Defence, in conjunction with that of Health on Friday launched “RDF Citizen Outreach Programme”, previously known as “Army Week”, at Rwamagana Provincial Hospital. Here, 28 doctors and nurses from Rwanda Military Hospital, Kanombe took part in the exercise...

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 1:05am

Women urged to partake in parliamentary polls

The National Women Council has called on Rwandan women to seek nominations for parliamentary elections slated for September this year. The call was made Thursday as grassroots women representatives from across Eastern Province met to discuss their in the promotion of good governance of the country...

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 12:55am

One UN Rwanda boss pledges support to Genocide survivors

On Friday, staff members of One UN Rwanda held an event to commemorate their 64 colleagues killed in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi as well as the other victims of the 100-day killing spree. The event, held at the UNDP compound in Kiyovu, Kigali, was also attended by families of the deceased...

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 12:53am

East African Institute Bill tabled before regional parliament

The East African Community Monetary Institute Bill was on Thursday evening tabled before the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) which wrapped up the second week of sittings in Dodoma, Tanzania. The long-awaited piece of legislation, MP Aden Omar Abdikadir, the Chairperson of the Committee on...

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 12:31am

Kwibuka24: Egyptians join Rwandans in commemoration

Members of the Rwandan community in Egypt were on Wednesday joined by Egyptian officials and members of the diplomatic corps accredited to the country to mark the 24th anniversary of the Genocide against the Tutsi. Mourners were mostly Rwandan students in Egypt and diplomats, gathered to...

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 12:29am

Kwibuka24: Park Inn by Radisson staff commemorate

An official from the umbrella body for Genocide survivors’ association, Ibuka, has called upon employees of Park Inn by Radisson Hotel in Kigali to always embrace unity rather than wasting time on ethnic segregations. The employees of the hotel that operates in Kiyovu, in Nyarugenge district...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 10:08pm

Over 113,000 patients to be treated as RDF outreach drive kicks off

The Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) Citizen Outreach Programme, formerly known as the RDF Army Week, will this year provide free medical care services to more than 113,000 patients. This was announced during a news briefing on Thursday at the RDF Headquarters by RDF officials, who also revealed that...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 11:49am

RPF, Communist Party of China to deepen ties

Officials from a Chinese top think-tank are in the country at the invitation of the governing Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF-Inkotanyi), a visit that is aimed at, among others, formalising relations between Rwanda and China. The delegation, which is led by Dr JI Zhiye, comes from China Institute for...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 1:01am

Health ministry to increase clinical trials

The Ministry of Health, through Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC), is committed to expand the scope of evidence-based healthcare by conducting more clinical trials, officials have said. The ministry Wednesday held a symposium to review the current development in terms clinical research to promote...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 12:21am

Rwanda commits to halve malaria cases in five years

Rwanda has joined the recently launched Commonwealth Nations initiative to curb malaria by half in the next five years. The initiative, launched on Wednesday at the Malaria Summit London 2018, on the sidelines of the ongoing Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), calls on the 53...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 12:10am

Fighting plastic waste high on the agenda for Commonwealth summit

Tackling the global problem of plastic waste is high on the agenda at the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), which is being held in London this week. In show of commitment to the cause, Britain pledged to contribute 61.4 million GBP (approx. Rwf74 billion) towards reducing...

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 11:57pm