Leaders upbeat over new Imihigo assessment tool


The recent decision by government to revisit the tools it uses to assess the implementation of districts’ performance contracts (imihigo) is designed to ensure execution of priority projects, officials have...

RURA takes steps toward ‘smart taxi-moto’


Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) is mulling over the possibilities of harnessing technology to streamline the country’s public transport system. And the regulator has taken bold steps towards bringing smart...

Step up efforts to improve sanitation, local govts told


There is need to roll out training programmes for district officials in waste management, an expert has said. This would improve the capacity of secondary cities to recycle waste.

[Sponsored] I&M Bank promises a more enriched customers' experience


Ten outstanding individuals and private companies that excelled in providing services last year were rewarded for their commitment to good services and enriching customers’ experience.

[Sponsored] Over 8,000 Rwamagana households connect to national power grid


Residents in seven sectors of Muhazi, Gashari, Munyiginya, Nturire, Rubona, Munyaga and Kigabiro in Rwamagana District plus 42 church houses, 10 schools, two cells’ offices and two health posts have...

School accountant arrested over embezzlement

An accountant at Groupe Scolaire Gisenyi in Rubavu District has been arrested for allegedly embezzling over Rwf4 million meant for feeding students and other school development programmes.

Rusizi: Man arrested for impersonating a judge

Police in Rusizi District are holding a 49-year old man for allegedly impersonating a court judge and defrauding unsuspecting people. The suspect was arrested on March 12 in Ngororero District...

Northern Province closes down 775 churches

Authorities in Northern Province have suspended worshipping activities in 775 churches in the five districts of the province, over failure to meet minimum standards. The decision was announced on Tuesday...

Stephen Hawking dies aged 76


World renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76. He died peacefully at his home in Cambridge in the early hours of Wednesday, his family said.

Govt speaks out on Congolese refugee protests


The government has said that the recent violence at Kiziba Refugee Camp in Karongi District by Congolese refugees was brought about by refugees who wanted to operate outside the provisions...

How can African broadcasters reap digital dividends?


Many countries in Africa are in the process of migrating from analog to digital broadcasting. It is a process that, once achieved, could turn around the broadcasting business on the...

Rwanda posts 6.1 per cent economic growth in 2017


Rwanda's economic growth exceeded the previously projected 5.2 per cent and grew 6.1 per cent last year, a positive performance that was mostly driven by fourth quarter growth.

26 Heads of State to attend free trade area summit in Kigali


At least 26 Heads of State and Government are expected in Kigali next week for the signing of the African Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) agreement.

What you need to do to protect yourself from a lightning strike


The public should be more aware of protection mechanisms against thunderstorms because Rwanda is prone to lightning during the rainy season, an official at the Ministry of Disaster Management and...

New deal to help improve education quality


Rwanda Education Board (REB) and the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) have launched a programme aimed at improving learner outcomes in English and Mathematics in lower primary (P1-P3).

Businesses encouraged to use mediation in disputes


Rwandan judiciary wants to popularise mediation as a mechanism for resolving commercial disputes in the country, the Chief Justice Sam Rugege said. “We have been trying mediation in the last...

Study reveals how humans estimate distance from sound sources

A study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shed light on a novel mechanism that is employed by humans to estimate their relative distance from...

Government to integrate Nyagatare juvenile facility into TVET programme


Inside Nyagatare Juvenile Prison in Nyagatare District, the environment is like that of any other school: the youth are sat in different groups, primary and secondary.

Senate urges more efforts to track Genocide fugitives


There is need to urgently increase the budget and personnel for the country’s Genocide Fugitive Tracking Unit (GFTU), a senatorial standing committee said in a report yesterday. Mike Rugema, the...

Trump sacks Tillerson as secretary of state

US President Donald Trump has sacked Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, replacing him with the director of the CIA, Mike Pompeo.

Road to CFTA: 26 Heads of State have confirmed attendance of Kigali summit

At least 26 heads of state and government are expected in Kigali next week for the signing of the African Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) agreement.

Court reduces sentence for Genocide convict Kabilima

The High Court in Kigali on Wednesday commuted to 25 years the life sentence that had been handed to Dr Jean Damascène Kabilima after he was found guilty of participating...

PSF challenged to boost export growth


Members of the Private Sector Federation (PSF) have been challenged to improve coordination and work harder in order to contribute to national development as well as exports growth.

Genocide survivors tell Dutch govt to extradite fugitive Ndereyehe


The continued roaming of Genocide suspects in different countries is a major impediment to the healing process in Rwanda and countries should rise to the occasion and ensure all perpetrators...