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    Rwanda taps into Chinese tourism market

    Rwanda is participating at the China Guilin International Tourism Expo as it looks to tap into China’s huge tourism market. The three-day expo which begun Friday is taking place at the Guilin International Conference and Exhibition...

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    No man's land: A growing hub for scamming money changers

    There’s a small piece of land that lies between the Rwandan and Ugandan border in Gatuna which belongs no one as its name suggests. The road is joined by a bridge which separates each country’s no...

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    Africa50: Continent's infrastructure hope

    There’s a new bag of money for Africa’s daunting bill of infrastructural development; Africa50. Described as an Investment Bank for Infrastructure in Africa that focuses on high-impact national and regional infrastructure projects, the initiative had by...

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    BBC-Kinyarwanda indefinitely suspended

    Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA), yesterday, announced an indefinite suspension of BBC Kinyarwanda service over a controversial documentary aired by the broadcaster in October last year.

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    Peacekeepers forum pledges better protection of civilians

    Troop Contributing Countries (TCCs) to UN peacekeeping missions should strive to better prepare and equip their forces prior to deployment, constantly engage the UN Security Council, and use force where necessary to protect civilians, delegates at...

Karera elected EABC Chairman

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Denis Karera, the Managing Director of Kigali Heights, was yesterday elected chairman of the East African Business Council during the council’s General Assembly in Kigali.

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BK to pay shareholders Rwf11 billion dividends

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Bank of Kigali shareholders have approved a 16.33 dividend payout per share for the year ended 2014. This is an increase from Rwf11 and Rwf6.5 paid to shareholders in 2013 and 2012, respectively.

US firm unveils alternative source of funding for SMEs

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Local small-and-medium enterprises (SMEs) could soon find it easier to secure funding from global financial institutions, thanks to a new initiative by Kountable Limited Rwanda that will help link SMEs to foreign investment capital.

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Rwanda eliminated from CAF U-23 qualifiers

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The national U-23 football team crashed out of the CAF U-23 Championship/Rio 2016 Olympic qualifiers following a 4-1 (on aggregate loss) to the Uganda Kobs at the Nakivubo War Memorial Stadium yesterday.

It's do or die for Rwanda against Uganda in qualifier

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Rwanda U-23 national football team will be looking to overturn a 2-1 deficit when they take on Uganda in the CAF U-23 Championship/Rio 2016 Olympic qualifier today at the Nakivubo War Memorial Stadium in Kampala.

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New comedy TV series in offing

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The crew of KenTV, a Kenyan filming and internet broadcaster, has been in Rwanda for a week. Headed by Kimaiti Magiri, the Kenyans were shooting a TV series called, Byadogereye. Its educative element is largely based on petty cases that happen in neighborhoods where people take the law into their...

Mpabuka is determined to make a mark as a visual artist

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When you enter Inema Arts Center in Kacyiru, you notice vibrant artistic creations and you wonder the people behind them and, how they come up with such amazing ideas. One of the artists behind those beautiful paintings is Denis Mpabuka Nkotanyi, whose distinctive and passion for art has earned him...

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Umuhire reveals her passion for the arts industry

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July is promising to be a busy month for local actor, dancer and dance instructor Eliane Umuhire. As a member of the Mashirika Performing Arts and Media Company, she will be part of the cast of ‘Imbabazi’, the musical based on the feature film, “Imbabazi (The Pardon), by Rwandan director...

Kayibanda passionate about preserving Rwandan culture

Eugene Kayibanda is the founder of Isirabo Gakondo Uwemeyaze (I.G.U), a non-governmental organization that seeks to promote and re-instate traditional Rwandan culture and values over modern practices.

Umugoroba w'ababyeyi: A village roundtable programme transforming communities

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It all started as a small idea in 2010. Initially, it was an evening that was set aside to bring women together to talk and support each other.

Sexual abuse: When the protector turns into the perpetrator

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At the age of thirteen, Vivian K (not real names) was left at home alone as her aunt, who was her guardian ran some errands.

Visa for Africans visiting Africa

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Traveling in Africa can be such a pain, an inconvenience that I wish I could avoid. After flying for over five hours from Nairobi to Accra aboard Kenya Airways, we landed at Kotoka International Airport where I had to change flights for the last leg of my trip to Abidjan,...

EDITORIAL: Burundi leadership should prioritise their people's interests

Several Heads of State are again expected to meet in Dar es Salaam to try and find a solution to a potentially explosive issue; the tense political situation in Burundi.

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Editorial cartoon of the day

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Police have urged the public to always endeavour to share timely information so as to help protect communities against illegal drugs and illicit brews.

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RPP: Professionalization of sustainable pyrethrum growing in Rwanda

60-year-old Domitile Nyirangendo is a pious and hard-working pyrethrum farmer, an occupation she has carried out for many decades.

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) is a Kenyan government owned university committed to offering worldly recognized quality university education in East Africa.

Rwanda celebrates Environment Day as LAFREC launches

World Environment Day (WED) is celebrated on 5th June every year. WED is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations (UN) stimulates worldwide awareness on environment and climate change to encourage political attention for positive environmental action.

University of Kigali

University of Kigali is one of the leading private higher institutions of learning in Rwanda. It is a fully accredited/chartered University by the Government of Rwanda.

The death of co-curricular activities in schools

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Back in the day, school life was quite interesting. Interesting because learners would actively participate in art, sports, music and drama among others during break time and after class. But things seem to be changing so fast.

Exploring the ban on primary boarding section

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Three months at school, one at home, then three more months at school. And the cycle continues year-in-year-out. This is the routine of every boarding school learner. In short, these learners spend 9 out of the 12 months at school, and only 3 of the 12 with their parents and...

Pain while passing urine could be a sign of kidney stones

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It all starts with severe pain in the side and back, below the ribs, pain that spreads to the lower abdomen and groin or ache that comes in waves and fluctuates in intensity.

Birth control pill overdose: What are the effects?

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In a desperate move to avoid unwanted pregnancies, many young girls (students inclusive) have resorted to self-medication - albeit wrongly. Julienne Umulisa, a finalist at the University of Rwanda, is one such example.