Christian radio fined, suspended over discriminatory broadcast

Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) has suspended Amazing Grace FM programming for one month and slapped the station with a Rwf2 million fine over divisive and misogynous broadcast. The regulator acted on the recommendation of the Rwanda Media Commission (RMC), the self-regulatory body...

Thursday, February 22, 2018, 12:00 AM

Sudanese investors to explore opportunities in Rwanda

A delegation of Sudanese investors, businessmen and officials led by the Minister of Trade and Commerce, Hatim Al Sir, is expected in Rwanda today. In an exclusive interview, Sudan’s Ambassador to Rwanda, Abdalla Hassan Eisa Bushara, said the delegation is on a mission to “activate...

Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 12:00 AM

Rwanda maintains tough stance on used clothes

The U.S has made a fresh call for the East African Community not to phase out imported used clothes and leather products locally known as “Chagua”, but Rwanda says the U.S should not shift goals on what was agreed by the parties in 2015 when the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA...

Monday, February 19, 2018, 12:00 AM

EAC Heads of State to discuss regional infrastructure, health

East African Community Heads of State are expected to convene in Uganda’s capital Kampala next week to discuss a number of regional matters, including infrastructure and health sector growth. Olivier Nduhungirehe, the State Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and...

Saturday, February 17, 2018, 12:00 AM

Sudanese investors to explore opportunities in Rwanda

A delegation of Sudanese investors, businessmen and officials led by the Minister of Trade and Commerce, Hatim Al Sir, is expected in Rwanda today. In an exclusive interview, Sudan’s Ambassador to Rwanda, Abdalla Hassan Eisa Bushara, said the delegation is on a mission to “activate...

Thursday, February 15, 2018, 12:00 AM

Media body calls for three-month suspension of Christian radio station for alleged hate speech

Rwanda Media Commission (RMC), the self-regulatory body for the media, has instructed Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Agency (RURA) to suspend Amazing Grace Radio’s programming for three months over alleged divisive broadcast. This followed a public hearing following various petitions seeking...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 12:00 AM

The rise and rise of Rwanda cycling

It all started around 2008 when one Jock Boyer – a former American cycling star – realised how much cycling talent there was in Rwanda that he thought about nurturing the next generation of local riders. Officials would later discover the potential this sport has in the country. ...

Monday, February 12, 2018, 12:00 AM

Mixed reactions as Police mulls new traffic fines

The new crackdown on motorists who use mobile phones while driving has elicited debate among motorists with many saying that hands-free devices such as Bluetooth and earphones shouldn’t be put in the same category as hands-on usage of mobile phones while driving. The operation, which was...

Sunday, February 11, 2018, 12:00 AM

Turkey-Africa ministerial meet for next week

The Second Turkey-Africa Ministerial Review Conference will take place on Monday, February 12, 2018 in ?stanbul, Turkey. The conference, which seeks to review progress achieved with regards to the Turkey-Africa Cooperation, is co-organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey and the...

Saturday, February 10, 2018, 12:00 AM

Excessive power loss is affecting electrification target - senators

Senators have raised concerns over the quantity of electricity that is lost before it gets to subscribers, saying that this is frustrating the country’s ambitions to have 100 per cent of Rwandan homes accessing electricity by 2024. A report by the Senatorial Standing Committee on Economic...

Friday, February 9, 2018, 12:00 AM

How lions, rhinos added extra edge to Akagera Park

The reintroduction of rhinos and lions has played a significant role in promoting Rwanda as a tourism destination to local and international tourists, according to Tour operators. Wilson Habimana, a tour operator and founder of Wilson Tours says the presence of the Big 5 in Akagera has increased...

Sunday, February 4, 2018, 12:00 AM

Civil society bodies tipped on transparency, accountability

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have been urged to embrace transparency and be accountable in their operations, with the government arguing that this will in turn facilitate good service delivery in their activities. During the launch of a campaign, dubbed Nk’uwikorera, in CSOs on Friday...

Saturday, February 3, 2018, 12:00 AM

Another Rwandan illegally held by Uganda’s army intelligence deported

Ugandan authorities have deported another Rwandan businessman who was picked up from his place of work in western Uganda by operatives attached to Uganda’s Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence. Emmanuel Cyamayire  was dumped at Gatuna border post Monday night before he was picked up by Rwandan...

Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 12:00 AM

VIDEO: 13-year-old Mugisha set to redefine gospel music

WITH just a pen and piece of paper, he locked himself in a room. Twenty five minutes later, he walked out with a song ready for recording. This was in August 2015, when Mugisha (11 years old then) was a P.5 pupil at Saint Paul International School in Remera. It was on a weekend at home, when...

Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 12:00 AM

Another Rwandan businessman illegally detained, deported by Uganda

Ugandan authorities have deported another Rwandan businessman who was picked from his place of work in western Uganda by operatives attached to Uganda’s Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence. He was dumped at Gatuna border post Monday night before he was picked up by Rwandan authorities. Speaking...

Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 12:00 AM

African leaders call for more efforts to fight malaria, neglected diseases

African leaders under the umbrella organisation, African Leader Malaria Alliance (ALMA), have called on member states to up their stakes in ensuing that malaria as well as neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are eliminated on the continent. Speaking at ALMA event held at the margins of the 30th...

Monday, January 29, 2018, 12:00 AM

NIDA eases procedure for ID replacement

The National Identification Agency (NIDA) has announced that, effective February 1, all citizens will be required to apply for ID replacement via the Irembo platform. Launched in July 2015, Irembo is a one-stop portal for Rwanda’s e-Government services. National ID related services have...

Friday, January 26, 2018, 12:00 AM

Government leases e-waste facility

The Government is today expected to sign a ten-year lease agreement with a private investor to manage and operate the E-Waste Dismantling and Recycling facility located in Bugesera District. The private company has been identified as Enviroserve Rwanda Green Park (a subsidiary of the Emirati...

Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 12:00 AM

RURA approves Tigo takeover

The Board of Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) has approved the acquisition of Tigo Rwanda Ltd by Airtel Rwanda Ltd. As such, RURA announced the transfer of all shares of Millicom International Cellular S.A in TIGO Rwanda to Airtel Rwanda Ltd. A statement signed by Beata Mukangabo, the...

Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 12:00 AM

Public schools warned against sending children home over fees

Rwandan Education Board (REB) has issued a warning to public schools against extra charges that are levied to parents which end up inhibiting students from attending school. The warning that was signed off by Janvier Gasana, follows reports that some students were being turned away from school at...

Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 12:00 AM