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Disarming the FDLR, “top priority”- Security CouncilA credible military response is needed to swiftly and conclusively disarm and demobilize the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) militia, the UN... Read More
Tanzania pledges to address Central Corridor barriers Long haul truck drivers have expressed optimism after a senior Tanzanian government official pledged his government’s commitment to removing all bottlenecks along the Central Corridor. Read More
The Office of the Ombudsman has again released a list of people charged and sentenced over corruption but, for the first time since 2010, the list features a former top government official – Cyrille Turatsinze, former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Local Government.... Full Story
Five transit and rehabilitation centres for street children in the City of Kigali have been given the green light to receive street children in part to address their welfare and rights issues.... Read More »
Private and public sector players in the region should embrace the ideals of a 24-hour economy to accelerate growth, Amb. Richard Sezibera, the East Africa Community (EAC) secretary general, has advised.... Read More »
It’s official. Rwanda will not win a medal at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games due to climax on Thursday in Nanjing, China after all hopes ended at the weekend.... Read More »
On Monday morning I received a text message from the Police media department, gleefully informing me that they had arrested a woman at Kigali International Airport attempting to smuggle cocaine worth Rwf45 million.... Read More »
PARIS – At the Cold War’s outset, there was an intense debate in the United States between those who wanted to contain communism and those who wanted to roll it back. Was it sufficient to fix limits on the Soviet Union’s ambitions, or was a more aggressive stance, sometimes described as “containment plus,” necessary?... Read More »
City of Kigali authorities envisage a more developed and ‘smart’ city that is able to offer basic services to residents and visitors, as well as promote sustainable development and social inclusion. According to the city master plan unveiled last year, green growth, job creation, as well as provision of affordable basic social services are some of the key ingredients required to take the city to the next level in its development process.
However, the unprecedented growth Kigali has seen over the past few years has attracted big numbers of rural folks who want to partake in the good services the city provides. This could turn out to be the acid test for city authorities, a new report by the statistics body indicates.
The City of Kigali census report by the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (Nisr) indicates that rural-urban migration, for instance, is stretching the city’s ability to provide urban dwellers basic services.... Read More »
Rwanda’s journey of reconstruction and total transformation in the last 20 years has been characterized by a number of innovations to meet the competing but equally important needs. One of the tools that have been put in the employ to realize the country’s development programmes is the use of ICT to build a private-sector led, knowledge-based economy. Huge investments therefore have been streaming in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) education in schools.... Read More »