A free trade area is in the interest of all – African leaders say


The expression of reservation by some countries to assent to the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement is very unfortunate and regrettable, different African leaders have said.

Obasanjo: AfCFTA will enable Africa shift from aid to trade

Former Nigerian President Olesegun Obasanjo has said that the signing and implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) will be a clear sign from the continent on the...

Keynote address by President Paul Kagame

A warm welcome to Kigali, and thank you all for being here today. I thank Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat for convening this event, and I also commend the Commissioner for...

African Union rallies members ahead of landmark trade deal


The chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has urged African countries to ratify and implement the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement, saying it will fast-track...

PHOTOS: Officials work to iron out contentious issues ahead of AfCFTA signing


As the signing of the African Continental Free Trade Area draws closer, Foreign Affairs Ministers from across the continent are working to address three remaining contentious issues in the draft.

Cassava farmers appeal for debt relief


Cassava farmers who received loans from the Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) are appealing for relief of Rwf953 million debt after their crops were ravaged by a viral disease.

Partnerships key to achieving EAC clean energy targets – officials


Regional and international partnerships will be crucial in ensuring that East African countries leave no one behind with respect to access to clean energy, a senior East African Community official...

10 best things to do while in Kigali


About 3,000 delegates are expected in Kigali for the African Union Summit. There are also other visitors in the City for the regional energy conference. Amidst the meetings and busy...

Gender summit urges greater women’s role in climate change adaptation


There is need to involve women in devising solutions that can help address their vulnerabilities to climate change. This was highlighted during the 14th Gender Summit that opened in Kigali,...

Senators want study on trauma among Genocide survivors fast-tracked

The National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG) should fast-track plans to carry out a study about the current extent of trauma among survivors 24 years after the Genocide...

Road to CFTA: Agreement edges closer to signing


The African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCTFA) on Monday entered the second last step towards its signing as Foreign Affairs Ministers from across the continent began reviewing the draft.

Road to AfCFTA: South African President expected in Kigali


President Cyril Ramaphosa will lead a South African delegation to the 10th Extraordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) in Kigali scheduled to take...

Barca race towards title after Atletico defeat


Barcelona took a giant step towards winning the La Liga title after they beat Athletic Bilbao 2-0 on Sunday and nearest challengers Atletico Madrid lost 2-1 at Villarreal, giving the...

PHOTOS: Call for heroism as Nyange heroes are honoured


Rwandans should uphold national values and promote heroism as part of efforts to maintain the country’s unity and development.

How CFTA will boost intra-Africa trade


African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA) is expected to significantly drive up intra-Africa trade by about 52 per cent, officials from the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa have...

AU summit: Heads of State begin to arrive


African Heads of State and Government as well other African leaders are expected to start arriving in the country today ahead of the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement signing...

Anglican Church opens Rwf300m Cathedral in Gasabo


The Anglican Church in Rwanda, yesterday, unveiled a new cathedral, worth Rwf300 million, in Gasabo District, Kigali city.

Rwandan women in Germany hold annual convention


For the second year in a row, Rwandan women living in various German cities convened in Mainz, the largest city of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany, to discuss ways...

Europe Putin claims victory in Russia’s presidential election

MOSCOW — Vladi­mir Putin claimed victory Sunday after cruising to reelection , with authorities reporting high voter turnout in balloting that was widely expected to bring the Russian president a...

African media has a duty to produce local content – AUB outgoing chief


Last week, Rwanda hosted the 11th General Assembly of the African Union of Broadcasting (AUB), which drew participants from over 40 countries to deliberate on issues surrounding the broadcasting business...

Man held for felling trees in gazetted forest

Police in Gicumbi District have arrested a man for illegally cutting down about two hectares of a gazetted forest in Rushaki Sector.

Xi Jinping unanimously re-elected Chinese President, CMC chairman

Xi Jinping has been re-elected Chinese President by a unanimous vote at the ongoing session of the 13th Chinese National People's Congress (NPC), the nation’s legislative body.

Continental Free Trade Area will catalyse Africa’s economic progress – Amb. Tumukunde


African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) will strengthen and deepen fragmented African markets and benefit African producers and consumers, according to Hope Tumukunde Gasatura, Chair of the Permanent Representatives Committee...

Mutuelle subscribers to use IDs to access healthcare


Subscribers of the community based health insurance (Mutuelle de santé) across the country will from next financial year no longer be required to show their subscription cards to access medical...