Energy for all realistic target, says UN envoy

According to UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), energy is at the centre of every major challenge and opportunity the world faces today. Be it for jobs, security, climate change, food production or increasing income, access to energy for all is essential. However, according to Rachel...

Monday, April 16, 2018, 2:23 AM

Private sector commits to fight Genocide ideology

Members of the Private Sector Federation (PSF) have vowed to foster unity and inclusive economic transformation as the two will go a long way in fighting discrimination and genocidal tendencies. According to Stephen Ruzibiza, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of PSF, some influential business...

Sunday, April 15, 2018, 1:29 AM

Polish foreign minister challenges int’l community on genocide

Poland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Jacek Krzysztof Czaputowicz has said the international community bears the responsibility to prevent possible future genocide crimes anywhere in the world. Czaputowicz, who is on an official visit to Rwanda, was yesterday addressing journalists after...

Saturday, April 14, 2018, 12:58 AM

Pressure mounts on UK over Genocide fugitives it hosts

The Minister for Justice, Johnston Busingye, has said he believes that “nothing has changed yet” in as far as how Rwanda and Britain view cases of Genocide fugitives who continue to walk freely in the United Kingdom. He made the remarks shortly after a closed door meeting with Jo Lomas...

Friday, April 13, 2018, 12:33 AM

Fresh call for Britain to arrest Genocide fugitives

The Rwandan High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Yamina Karitanyi, has said that at a time when Genocide deniers keep changing strategies in an attempt to deny the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, Rwandans will never give up on fighting them. Karitanyi was speaking at an event to commemorate...

Thursday, April 12, 2018, 12:35 AM

Rwandan peacekeeper killed in Central African Republic

One Rwandan peacekeeper was killed and eight others wounded in Bangui, Central African Republic (CAR) during an exchange of fire with armed elements on Tuesday, April 10. One of the injured members of RDF remains in critical condition, according to the reports from Bangui. The incident followed a...

Thursday, April 12, 2018, 12:29 AM

One Rwandan peacekeeper killed in CAR

One Rwandan peacekeeper was killed and eight others wounded in Bangui, Central African Republic (CAR) during an exchange of fire with armed elements on Tuesday, April 10. The incident followed a joint operation launched on Sunday, 8 April by the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 12:46 PM

Who will lead Rwanda Investigation Bureau?

President Paul Kagame on Monday appointed Col Jeannot Ruhunga as the Secretary General of the newly-formed Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB), while Isabelle Kalihangabo was named Deputy Secretary General. RIB will take over some of the technical and professional functions currently exercised by...

Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 2:44 AM

First Lady joins Rwandans in Walk to Remember, Night Vigil

The First Lady, Jeannette Kagame together with thousands of Rwandans mostly youth, government officials, diplomats, Civil Society and friends of Rwanda yesterday took part in this year's walk to remember, an annual procession from Parliament to Amahoro stadium in remembrance of over a million...

Sunday, April 8, 2018, 12:00 AM

Rutayisire and Rutaremara: Two brothers, guilt, remorse and repentance

In the front yard of Kiziguro Catholic Parish is a blossoming small eucalyptus plantation. Twenty-four years ago, this spot hosted a sector-level meeting that planned the massacre of about 20,000 people in this area and many others in neighbouring sectors during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi...

Saturday, April 7, 2018, 1:05 AM

Genocide memorials inch closer to becoming UNESCO heritage sites

Efforts to have four of the country’s Genocide memorials added on to the UNESCO World Heritage List have reached advanced stages, the National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG) has said. Speaking during a consultative meeting at the Senate yesterday, Jean Damascène Bizimana,...

Friday, April 6, 2018, 1:03 AM

Brainwashed cult followers return to Burundi after rejecting food relief, medical treatment

Holding two vacuum flasks with a rosary around his neck and another in one in his hands, Lesticus Ntamagendo was determined to cross back to Burundi, where he fled three years ago, rather than eat processed food, undergo a biometric numeration and take vaccination against tuberculosis. By 9:30am,...

Monday, April 2, 2018, 1:39 AM

1600 Burundian refugees repatriated

More than 1600 Burundians who crossed into Rwanda last month from the Democratic Republic of Congo were repatriated to their country on Sunday, after they refused biometric registration and child vaccination due to what they say is their religious belief. By 9:30 am, 1600 of them who were camped...

Sunday, April 1, 2018, 5:23 PM

Clergy call for renewed purpose as Christians marks Christ’s resurrection

Today, millions of Christians will go to churches world over to mark the resurrection of Jesus Christ, after he was crucified and died on the cross at Calvary. Scriptures underscore that through Jesus’ death on the cross, salvation of millions was secured and provided the only way God could...

Sunday, April 1, 2018, 12:03 AM

Ban Ki-Moon concerned about Trump’s climate change stand

Former United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon hopes that President Donald Trump will understand the ”gravity” of issues at stake and reverse his threat to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on fighting climate change.   While addresing his first press conference in his new...

Saturday, March 31, 2018, 1:09 AM

Rwanda’s judicial system has come of age – Busingye

Rwanda’s judicial system has reached a critical stage, where principles of independence and impartiality guide and play a central role in dispensing justice, according to Justice Minister.  Johnston Busingye, who was commenting at the global ranking on judicial independence by World...

Thursday, March 29, 2018, 11:30 PM

Ban Ki-Moon raises concern over Trump’s climate change stand

Ban Ki-Moon raises concern over Trump’s climate change stand   By Athan Tashobya   Former United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon hopes that President Donald Trump will understand the ”gravity” of issues at stake and reverse his threat to withdraw from the...

Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 5:40 PM

Circular economy will spur Africa’s transformation—experts

Adoption of circular economy practices will go a long way in delivering economic growth, jobs and positive environmental outcomes needed for Africa, experts said yesterday. A circular economy is a reformative system in which resource input and waste, emission, and energy leakage are minimised....

Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 12:50 AM

Nigeria begins consultations on continental free trade area

Nigeria has commenced internal consultations with different stakeholders on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement signed last week in Kigali. The consultations which commenced in Abuja on Tuesday were attended by several members of the Nigerian cabinet, parliament, customs...

Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 12:42 AM

Kenyan cabinet approves Africa Continental Free Trade treaty

The Kenyan cabinet has approved the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) treaty for ratification. The Bill for ratifying the treaty, which was signed in Kigali, Rwanda, by 44 African nations, will be presented to Parliament “within the next few days” following its approval by...

Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 10:47 PM