Government, AfDB enter Rwf25bn deal to support business innovation

The Government of Rwanda and the African Development Bank (AfDB) Thursday signed a loan agreement worth $30 million (approximately Rwf25 billion) to finance the establishment of Rwanda Innovation Fund (RIF).

PICTORIAL: All the action at the signing of the CFTA


The African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (CFTA ) could enter into effect by the end of this year following signing by 44 countries on March 21, 2018 at the...

City pastor murder case: Husband sentenced to life

The Nyarugenge Intermediate Court in Nyamirambo on Wednesday handed a life sentence to retired military officer, Drake Mugisha, after he was convicted of the murder of his wife, Pastor Maggie...

Statement by AU Commission chief at CFTA summit


This is a historic day. After Addis Ababa in May 1963, Abuja in June 1991 and Durban in July 2002, Kigali, in this month of March, marks a new step...

EAC partner states move to harmonise pesticide regulation


The East African Community (EAC) is seeking ways to harmonise pesticide management guidelines, a move expected to help the region increase farm produce and address post-harvest losses.

PHOTOS: A new dawn for Africa as 44 countries sign CFTA deal


The African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (CFTA ) could enter into effect by the end of this year following signing by 44 countries yesterday at the 10th extraordinary African...

PHOTOS: Senators root for reintegration of released Genocide convicts


Members of the Upper House of Parliament yesterday urged the Government to devise plans on how to follow up on Genocide convicts who complete their sentences and go back in...

Real estate developers urged to integrate affordable housing with social services


The social mix or integration of affordable houses and services is a critical principle for new urban planning in order to ensure sustainability, an official has said.

PHOTOS: Rwanda moves to ban toxic gases used in fridges


The Ministry of Environment is set to conduct a detailed energy efficiency market survey that will inform new policy aimed at introducing new non-pollutant cooling technologies by restricting imports of...

Egypt to host first intra-African trade fair

The first-ever Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF) is set to be held in Cairo in December 2018, officials announced yesterday, following the signing of the hosting agreement between the African Export-Import...

Rwanda, Tanzania police forces conduct joint operations along River Kagera

Rwanda National Police (RNP) and Tanzania Police Force (TPF) conducted a joint operation along River Kagera on Tuesday in a bid to fight cross-border crime, especially trafficking of illicit drugs...

Regional youth urged on peace building

Youth in the region have been cautioned against ethnic divisions. The remarks were made at a meeting bringing together about 80 youths from Rwanda and DR Congo, in Rubavu District,...

FEATURED: Strategies to track and clear all pending compensation files for the energy sector in place – An ICT system is being developed


The national energy sector targets have been and will always be ambitious, given the role of the sector in socio-economic transformation of the country. Electricity for example is key in...

FEATURED: JICA continues to support WASAC in reducing non-revenue water for sustainable water supply


Today, as Rwanda joins the rest of the world to mark the 25th World Water Day on every 22 March 2018, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is continuing to...

Eighty per cent African countries sign up for AfCFTA


Fifty Africans countries have signed at least one of the three proposed legal instruments which are set to open the borders to make the continent the largest trading bloc in...

Speech by President Paul Kagame at the opening of the 10th Extraordinary Summit of the African Union

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to Kigali for the Tenth Extra-Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union.

10 notable quotes from AU Summit on the Continental Free Trade Area

African political and business leaders met in Kigali as part of the African Union Summit on the Continental Free Trade Area. There were in-depth deliberations and exchanges that sought to...

Police hail motorists on compliance, assures continued smooth traffic flow

Rwanda National Police (RNP) has lauded the responsiveness of motorists especially in the City of Kigali for complying with the “temporary traffic diversions.”

Why Next Einstein Forum global gathering is such a big deal


The preparations for the Next Einstein Forum (NEF) global gathering 2018 due next week at the Kigali Convention Centre are in advanced stages, according to organisers. The forum, which is...

Rwanda among top spenders of Internet connectivity funds


Rwanda is among top four African countries that spend what is known as Universal Service and Access Funds (USAFs), a new study by Web Foundation, the Alliance for Affordable Internet...

Experts urge govts on clean cooking solutions financing

Policy makers need to take concrete and practical measures, including financing to accelerate clean cooking solutions that address the needs of all consumers in rural and urban areas, experts said.

Burundian refugees relocated from Nyarushishi transit centre

Some Burundian refugees who early this month entered Rwanda from DR Congo are being transferred from Nyarushishi transit centre in Rusizi District to Bugesera transit centre to reduce congestion, officials...

PHOTOS & VIDEO: CFTA will make Africa more competitive, says Kagame


The African Union chairperson, President Paul Kagame, has said signing of the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (CFTA) and more intra-Afra trade will not lessen business with the rest...

President Ramaphosa says SA to lift visa restrictions for Rwandans


South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced in Kigali Tuesday that he is working with his Rwandan counterpart, President Paul Kagame, to significantly improve the bilateral ties between both countries, adding...