Michel Nkurunziza

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, 1:07 AM

23-year-old entrepreneur building wide reaching tech enterprise

A 23-year-old ICT graduate from University of Rwanda, Bovine Ishemaryayo, recently designed and launched a software dubbed ‘e-Saving’ that seeks to help vulnerable youth, especially those in rural areas to save in Savings and Credit Cooperatives (SACCOs). The initiative targets youth...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 2:48 AM

Refugees start income generating activities to supplement food rations

Over 12,500 Congolese refugees in Gihembe camp in Gicumbi district have committed to embrace income generating activities following the recent 25 per cent reduction in food rations. When Filippo Grandi, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees visited Gihembe Camp for Congolese refugees...

Sunday, April 15, 2018, 1:18 AM

TB contamination rates fall – officials

The number of people contaminated with Tuberculosis and those who succumb to it in the country has significantly decreased thanks to the prevention and treatment efforts, Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) says. Dr Patrick Migambi, the Division Manager in charge of Tuberculosis prevention and...

Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 2:08 AM

Agro-processing sector could save Rwanda $118m annually

With the government keen on reducing the trade deficit, the National Industrial Research Agency (NIRDA) says that supporting local food production industry and addressing pressing challenges in the sector can save the country up to $118 million annually by 2020. Samson Bimenyimana, a researcher in...

Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 1:58 AM

Only 40 per cent of industrial food products meet all standards: report

A new report shows that only 40 per cent of industrial food products on the Rwandan market are safe against food hazard infections in banana, cassava, honey and grains processing.   The study was carried out by National Industrial Research and Development Agency (NIRDA) between July last...

Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 11:42 PM

Rwandans urged to leverage green climate funding facility

Do you have an environmentally conscious project and are short of funding? The Green Climate Fund is looking for such projects to fund in an effort to support the country’s climate resilience ambitions. Local environmental players have been advised to develop environment conscious projects...

Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 12:29 AM

Microfinance bank to boost transport sector

A microfinance institution dedicated to the transport sector in the country will open in the next two months if everything goes as planned, according to an official with Rwanda Federation of Transport Cooperatives (RFTC). The proposed financial institution is one of the three components of a new...

Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 12:00 AM

Govt to offer incentives to farmers dedicated to conserving ecosystems

Land users dedicated in conserving natural resources will be offered incentives as experts devise the introduction of Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES), an official from Rwanda Water and Forestry Authority has said. PES is an approach where incentives are offered to farmers or landowners in...

Sunday, April 1, 2018, 12:00 AM

Govt moves to streamline cooperatives management

Government is reviewing the policy and law governing cooperatives so as to curtail recurrent issues that have been hampering the development of cooperatives in the country, according to the Trade and Industry minister Vincent Munyeshyaka.   He was speaking during the closing of the...

Saturday, March 31, 2018, 2:02 AM

Political parties’ forum elects new leaders

The General Assembly of the National Consultative Forum of Political Organisations (NFPO) has re-elected Oswald Burasanzwe for another three-year term as the executive secretary of the forum. Elizabeth Mukamana,  from Party for Progress and Concord (PPC), is the forum’s new...

Friday, March 30, 2018, 1:16 AM

Rubavu residents call for sustainable solution to River Sebeya flooding problem

Families whose property and crops were destroyed when River Sebeya burst its banks recently have appealed for more support to rebuild their lives. River Sebeya in Rubavu District, Western Province, burst its banks two weeks ago following heavy rains in the area, destroying public and private...

Thursday, March 29, 2018, 1:10 AM

FEATURED: Cleaning service companies get well regulated, contribute to Kigali’s elegance

Rwanda has  made significant progress in improving hygiene in homes, institutions, public and private built environments.  The 2016 year report by UN HABITAT indicated that Kigali city is among the top cleanest cities in Africa. This has been a result of deliberate efforts from a number...

Thursday, March 29, 2018, 12:04 AM

Nutrition: Govt, FAO to roll out new guidelines

THE GOVERNMENT, in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organisation, is set to develop new simple guidelines in Kinyarwanda to educate the public about nutrition.  The Food-Based Dietary Guidelines (FBDG) will be used to educate people to consume a more diverse and nutrient-and balanced...

Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 1:25 AM

New Rwf23bn project to revamp water transport, boost cross-border trade

It is a beehive of activity as livestock and other traders move back and forth loading tens of goats and sheep and other commodities onto a rickety boat at Ruganda ‘port’. The boat is headed for a journey across Lake Kivu to DR Congo. I am told the cross-border traders perform the...

Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 12:00 AM