Kwibuka24: Last queen Gicanda remembered

Officials from The Institute National Museums of Rwanda (INMR) ,in partnership with family and friends, and Southern Province authorities, gathered in Nyanza last Friday to commemorate the last Queen of Rwanda, Rosalie Gicanda, who was killed during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. Honouring...

Monday, April 23, 2018, 12:22 AM

Kwibuka24: Mining student ‘writes’ to parents she never saw

“To my parents”. This was the title of the letter read out by a second year student at University of Rwanda’s College of Science and Technology, Yvonne Umuhoza as tears slowly streamed down both her cheeks. The mining student spoke in a low, husky voice as she read the note she...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 11:57 PM

Nyanza, Ruhango students plant 4000 trees

Members of environment clubs from 12 secondary schools based in Nyanza and Ruhango districts in Southern Province last week convened in the districts’ towns to plant 4000 trees of various species as part of an environmentprotection programme.   The trees were planted under a drive...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 2:03 AM

Stakeholders upbeat as RNIT Iterambere Fund posts strong performance

Recent strong performance by Rwanda National Investment Trust (RNIT) has led to increased shareholder confidence in the Fund. RNIT Iterambere Fund grew to Rwf1.530 billion in February, up from Rwf1.476 billion in January, according to the Fund’s performance report.  It registered an...

Monday, April 9, 2018, 1:57 AM

Government, development partners in fresh effort to tackle SME funding challenge

The Government has reiterated its commitment to work with development partners to facilitate local small and medium enterprises to access funding.   The Minister for Finance and Economic Planning, Amb. Claver Gatete, said that the access to funding remains a major challenge for SMEs and...

Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 11:38 PM

10 SMEs look to list on the local exchange

Over 10 small-and-medium enterprises (SMEs) and other corporates are looking to list on the Rwanda Stock Exchange’s alternative market segment, officials said yesterday. Speaking during the RSE Listings Forum 2018 roundtable, Pierre-Celestin Rwabukumba, Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE) chief...

Thursday, March 29, 2018, 11:34 PM

Rwanda Stock Exchange launches platform for SMEs

Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE) has launched its second securities platform that is targeting small-and-medium businesses. The Small-and-Medium Enterprise Segment (SMEMs) seeks to give SMEs and other corporate companies access to capital market to raise development finance. Already, over 10 SMEs and...

Thursday, March 29, 2018, 2:29 PM

PHOTOS: Alarm Ministries launches 10th album

Gospel outfit Alarm Ministries has continued to show its resilience to stay on the local gospel music scene when it launched its 10th album titled Turakomeye. The concert to launch the album was held at Kigali Serena hotel’s big tent, on March 25. The show was well attended by lovers of...

Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 12:00 AM

Bugesera youth clean memorial site

HUNDREDS of youth from Gashora sector in Bugesera, on Saturday, convened in Biryogo cell to clean genocide memorial, where over 5000 victims are buried. The activity was part of a special community service organised by National Youth Council in collaboration with Bugesera District ahead of the...

Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 12:00 AM

TVET graduates urged on job-creation

Graduates in vocational and technical courses have been called upon to use their skills to create their own jobs instead of wandering around in search of white-collar employment. The message was delivered last week by various speakers during a graduation ceremony of 205 technical and vocational...

Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 12:00 AM

Egyptian investors eye Rwanda’s energy, agriculture sectors

Egyptian investors have expressed interest in exploring business opportunities in Rwanda’s construction, agro-business, renewable energy and textile sectors. The business operators, under the Federation of Egyptian Industries, also want to invest in pharmaceuticals and making of packaging...

Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 12:00 AM

Local grain dealers, farmers tipped on quality

Grain dealers and farmers have been urged to ensure quality and standards as part of efforts to support cross-border trade and also help develop the grain sector in the region. EAGC’s Ngombalu. / Courtesy Janet Ngombalu, the Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) regional programme coordinator,...

Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 12:00 AM

$4m architecture faculty building opens at University of Rwanda

University of Rwanda on Thursday inaugurated a new building that will house the School of Architecture and Built Environment. The facility is the result of the ongoing efforts to encourage more girls to join science and technology courses. So far, 190 girls have benefited from Support to Science...

Friday, March 16, 2018, 12:00 AM

Scientists decry low number of girls taking science courses

Scientists have called on education stakeholders, including parents and teachers, to rally young girls to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics courses (STEM), at higher learning institutions. The call was made yesterday as Rwanda joined the rest of the world to celebrate...

Thursday, March 15, 2018, 12:00 AM

RSE roots for women empowerment in business

Private sector institutions should take a lead in empowering women to ensure sustainable economic development in the country. The call was made during an event dubbed ‘ringing the bell for gender equality’ organised by Rwanda Stock Exchange under the theme Leave no woman behind....

Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 12:00 AM

Rwf 300m Mount Kenya University facility to boost hospitality industry

Mount Kenya University Kigali has launched a new hospitality facility expected to boost the development of hospitality training in the country. The facility worth Rwf300 million was inaugurated last Friday, mainly to serve students of hospitality and tourism. The fully furnished facility with all...

Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 12:00 AM

Gospel music group thrills believers in live performance

Bethesda Holy church in Gisozi was the place to be last Sunday as Healing Worship gospel group launched Mwami Icyo wavuze album in a live performance. The free concert attracted a big number of people from all walks of life despite the chilly weather. The event uplifted spirits of the...

Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 12:00 AM

Healing Worship team to launch album

Healing Worship team is set to launch its fourth audio album titled Mwami Icyo Wavuze. The launch which is scheduled for March 4 will bring together local gospel artistes including Alarm Ministries, True Promises Ministries, Gisubizo Ministries, Kingdom of God Ministry, Light Gospel Choir and...

Friday, March 2, 2018, 12:00 AM

Entrepreneurship: Nyamasheke women reap big from fish trade

Over 10 years ago, Yvonne Murekatete, had no stable source of income and solely depended on her husband for all her needs. However, this meant that she could not get what she wanted all the time. It’s this situation that forced Murekatete 13 years ago to rethink and devise ways to earn her...

Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 12:00 AM

Muhima residents clear Nyabarongo marshland during Umuganda

As part of the monthly community service, residents from four cells of Muhima sector in Nyarugenge sector yesterday cleared Nyabugogo marshland which thieves had used as cover to steal property from area residents. During the three hour service, the residents together with Letshego Rwanda Limited...

Sunday, February 25, 2018, 12:00 AM