Africa stands to gain more from open borders - officials


Open border regime across Africa that gives liberty on mobility of people presents enormous socio-economic gains than challenges, officials have said.

Govt urges public transporters to fast-track cashless system


The GoVERNMENT has called on public transport companies to put in more effort to digitise all transport services in a bid to fast-track a cashless system.

Umugoroba w’Ababyeyi: How Rubavu reaps from parents forum


Jonas Sinzabashobora’s family once lived peacefully, always working together for a common goal to develop. Sinzabashobora and his wife Consolate Nyirahabimana did everything possible to ensure harmony at home.

SMEs push for improved access to finance


Access to finance is still a big challenge that’s affecting growth of many small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and threatening their survival, due to banks’ reluctance to fund them, businesses...

Five arrested over electronic billing machine scam


Police have arrested five people suspected of forging Electronic Billing Machine (EBM) receipts to claim VAT refund from Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA).

Lightning kills family of three


As the rainy season sets in, entities charged with safety have called on the public to be conscious of lightning and also re-echoed extra safety precautions.

Kagame joins African Heads of State for ICGLR Summit


President Paul Kagame yesterday joined the Heads of State and Government of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) for a meeting in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo.

SPONSORED: Rwamagana District: Commitment, cooperation driving transformation of livelihoods

Rwamagana district in Eastern Province emerged the best performer in the Imihigo-Performance Contracts, for the year 2016/2017, followed by Musanze and Huye with 82.2%, 81.28%, 80.5% scores respectively.

We believe in building bridges with all peoples – First Lady


The First Lady, Mrs Jeannette Kagame, has said Rwanda believes in building bridges with all peoples and cultures, despite, or perhaps because of a past marked by exclusion for many...

Local energy sector players move to mobilise resources


Local players in the renewable energy sector are seeking partnerships with experienced players to enable them develop capacities to tap into available opportunities.

True achievement is not individual, says Kagame


President Paul Kagame has said that national achievements cannot be registered individually but rather require joint efforts for the common good.

Gender equality gains showcase at Rulindo exhibition


Gender Monitoring Office, in partnership with Rwanda National Police (RNP) and Rulindo District, yesterday launched a three-day exhibition showcasing Rwanda’s gains in gender equality initiatives.

Education minister defends relocation of UR colleges

The idea to merge some of University of Rwanda (UR) colleges and relocate some was studied and adopted to aid a more efficient distribution of resources and to give students...

Government to pay preschool teachers

The Government will next fiscal year begin paying kindergarten teachers in public schools, the parliamentary Standing Committee on Education, Technology, Culture and Youth heard yesterday.

Rwanda and Mauritius sign agreement on higher education

Rwanda and Mauritius have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will see the two countries work more closely in the field of education.

Education experts root for stronger public-private partnerships


African governments have a key role in efforts to enhance the quality of education at the tertiary level but this can only be achieved through stronger public-private partnerships, education experts...

Take hard stance against HRW, legislators tell govt

Parliament has urged the Government to urgently revisit its relationship with the US-based rights group Human Rights Watch (HRW) over what it described as “continued deliberate false' reports on Rwanda.

Microfinance umbrella boss arrested over rape

John Peter Rwema, the executive director of the Association of Microfinance Institutions in Rwanda (AMIR), has been taken into police custody for alleged rape.

Kenyatta sues Raila Odinga over poll impasse

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee Party has filed contempt of court case against Nasa leader Raila Odinga and his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka on their no elections call.

Xi calls for advancing socialism


Beijing-Xi Jinping on Thursday called on members of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and people of all ethnic groups in the country to advance socialism with Chinese characteristics for...

UN report warns of rising newborn mortality in near future

washington d.c- A latest report by UN agencies warned on Thursday that at current trends of child mortality, nearly 60 million children could die before their fifth birthday between 2017...

Kenya's Odinga says still possible to 'reconsider' vote pullout

Nairobi-Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga said Thursday he could “reconsider” his decision to quit the country’s troubled election race, provided there was “proper” headway on electoral reform.

True achievement is not individual-Kagame


President Paul Kagame has said that national achievements cannot be achieved individually but rather require joint efforts for the common good.

SPONSORED: Significant success registered from 1000 days campaign to promote nutrition in families


On Friday last week the Ministry of Health and key stakeholders and partners convened to celebrate Rwanda’s achievements in combating malnutrition in the country. The event also brought together Rwandan...