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Oxford hosts Genocide exhibition

Members of the Rwandan community in the city of Oxford in the UK were last weekend joined by academics at Mansfield College chapel and area residents to mark the 24th anniversary of the Genocide against the Tutsi. The commemoration was linked to the opening of a new exhibition, Kwibuka Rwanda,...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 11:15 PM

Rwandans in Mombasa mark Kwibuka24

Over 200 Rwandans living in the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa over the weekend gathered to mark the 24th commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The somber event was presided over by the Rwandan High Commissioner to Kenya, Amb James Kimonyo, and was also graced by Mombasa Deputy...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 1:37 AM

Man arrested over poaching in Nyungwe park

Police have arrested a man for allegedly poaching in Nyungwe National Park. At the time of his arrest he was carrying four animals which he’s suspected to have killed in the park, police said. The suspect (name withheld) was arrested in Bweyeye Sector in Rusizi District. Chief Inspector of...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 1:04 AM

Diplomate plots comeback with The Ben’s collabo

Rapper Diplomate is plotting his musical comeback with a collaboration with US-based Rwandan singer The Ben. Diplomate Noor Fasasi, who became prominent in 2009 and the few years that followed, but went into a musical hiatus in until 2016 when he announced his return but is yet to release some...

Monday, April 23, 2018, 11:40 PM

What happened between Charly na Nina and Sheebah?

Ugandan dancehall star Sheebah Karungi has outed her single ‘Embeera zo’ featuring Rwanda’s Bruce Melodie but the song is already courting controversy. The melodiously sweet tune, which is fast becoming popular among ‘Sheebaholics’ –the singers fans, and among...

Sunday, April 22, 2018, 10:28 PM

WORD HAS IT...

Will Urban Boys get new management? It has not been an easy ride for these boys. They might have taken home a juicy cheque of Rwf24m in 2016 after winning the Primus Guma-Guma Super Star competition; however, they’ve been on a bumpy road since. Most notably was Safi Madiba’s departure...

Thursday, April 19, 2018, 10:18 PM

Rwanda, WB sign Rwf19bn deal to fight malnutrition

The Minister for Finance,  and Economic Planning, Dr Uzziel Ndagijimana and the World Bank Vice President for the African Region Makhtar Diop, on Wednesday, signed a $23 million (approx. Frw19bn) additional financing agreement to help reduce stunting rates among children under age 5 in 13...

Thursday, April 19, 2018, 2:26 AM

Rwanda's first Skating couple

Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 4:53 PM

Arab League backs Morocco’s WC bid

A summit of Arab nations has unanimously adopted a decision to support Morocco's bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup finals. The April 15 decision was reached during the 29th Arab Summit in the Saudi Arabian city of Dhahran.  “The decision of the Summit commits all member states to...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 1:11 PM

TMEA commits $1.05m for regional infrastructure initiative

TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) and the Northern Corridor Transit and Transport Coordination Authority (NCTTCA) yesterday signed a financing agreement worth US$ 1.05 million.TMEA will disburse the money to the NCTTFA secretariat over a 3-year period (2018 – 2021). Funding will enable the agency...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 9:50 PM

Kwibuka24: Rwandans in Israel commemorate

Over the weekend, members of Rwandan community in Israel were joined by friends of Rwanda to mark the 24th commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi. The commemoration event, which took place at Kinneret Academic College in northern Israel, began by observing a two-minute moment of silence...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 1:23 AM

KCB Rwanda donates equipment to AVEGA-Agahozo health centre

KCB Bank Rwanda, over the weekend, donated high-tech medical equipment to the AVEGA health centre in Rwamagana District. AVEGA-Agahozo is an association of Genocide widows. The support, valued at Rwf5 million, aims at supporting treatment of patients at the facility. The biochemistry medical...

Monday, April 16, 2018, 1:28 AM

Motorcyclist facilitates arrest of drug traffickers

Police in Nyabihu District are holding two people who were intercepted as the trafficked 420 kilogrammes of cannabis. The duo was arrested following a tip off from a commercial motorcyclist who had been hired for “road surveillance” by the traffickers during the act. According to the...

Monday, April 16, 2018, 12:32 AM

Genocide ideology cases significantly down – police

The security situation across the country was generally calm during the 24th commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi, Rwanda National Police spokesperson, Commissioner of Police Theos Badege, has said. Badege said the official commemoration week was marked with mass participation in...

Saturday, April 14, 2018, 12:52 AM

Facilitate smooth back-to-school travels, police urge public transporters, parents

Rwanda National Police (RNP) has urged public transporters, parents and schools to help ensure students return to school safely and in a timely manner.  According to the Ministry of Education, the second term of the academic year 2018 will kick off on Monday next week but ‘boarding...

Friday, April 13, 2018, 12:11 AM

Genocide deniers pose existential threat to humanity – envoy

Rwanda’s envoy to Turkey Williams Nkurunziza on Tuesday said that Genocide deniers pose an existential threat to humanity. The envoy said this as he led the Rwandan community in Ankara, Turkey’s capital, and friends of Rwanda in an event to mark the 24th commemoration of the Genocide...

Thursday, April 12, 2018, 11:58 PM

Genocide deniers an existential threat to humanity, says envoy

Rwanda's envoy to Turkey, Ambassador Williams Nkurunziza on Tuesday said that Genocide deniers are an existential threat to humanity. The envoy said this as he led the Rwandan Community in Ankara, Turkey's capital, and friends of Rwanda in an event to mark the 24th Commemoration of the...

Thursday, April 12, 2018, 2:03 PM

Cabinet gives green light to CFTA protocol

A cabinet meeting on Wednesday approved the draft law ratifying the African Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA), which aims at easing intra-Africa trade. This comes barely weeks after majority African countries (44) signed in Kigali, the protocol that will see Africa becoming the biggest free...

Thursday, April 12, 2018, 12:41 AM

Rwandans in South Korea commemorate Genocide

The Rwandan embassy in the Republic of Korea hosted commemorative events in Seoul in honour of the memories of over one million people killed during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The event brought together over 200 people,  including members of the Rwandan community in Korea, diplomats...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 11:44 PM

Genocide: Nordic countries commemorate

STOCKHOLM­– Hundreds of Rwandans, government officials, parliamentarians, members of the business community, civil society and friends of Rwanda on Tuesday observed the 24th commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi at an international event held in the Swedish capital Stockholm....

Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 11:36 PM