US based pharmaceutical sets up first subsidiary in Rwanda

L.E.A.F. Pharmaceuticals LLC, a global pharmaceutical company, announced Wednesday it is setting foot in Rwanda. The parent firm is located in the historic area of Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, USA, with...

Japan seeks new approach to scale up private investment in Africa

The Japanese government is set to scale up private investment in Africa as it readies to shift its intervention approach in Africa from the Official Development Assistance (ODA) to private...

China says US trade probe would violate international rules


China criticised President Donald Trump’s order for a possible U.S. trade investigation of Beijing’s technology policies as a violation of global rules and said Tuesday it will “resolutely safeguard” Chinese...

Egyptian President extols Rwandans and their leadership following two-day visit

Egyptian President Abdel Fatta Al-Sisi concluded his two-day visit to Rwanda with a powerful message for his host and the Rwandan people.

Grace Mugabe claims diplomatic immunity in S.Africa assault case

Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe has claimed diplomatic immunity after being accused of assaulting a 20-year-old model, South African police said Wednesday, confirming she had not fled the country.

Three ANC lawmakers face disciplinary action over Jacob Zuma vote

Three African National Congress (ANC) legislators who have publicly admitted to voting with the opposition in the no-confidence motion against President Jacob Zuma face disciplinary action.

Kenyan opposition leader to challenge elections results in court

Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga (pictured) on Wednesday said he will proceed to the Supreme Court to seek a legal redress on disputed election results that put him behind the...

All set for Kagame's inauguration


President-elect Paul Kagame will be sworn in on Friday for another seven-year term in office. The oath is part of the ceremony that officially marks the start of a new...

Two local startups compete for Rwf490m in Green Challenge


Two Rwandan startups have reached the finals of the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge, a global competition that attracts startups whose solutions aim to reduce greenhouse emissions.

New initiative seeks to promote transparency in climate projects


A Rwf91m project has been launched with view to ensure that corruption does not undermine climate change mitigation efforts as well as effective and equitable allocation of climate finance in...

Government urges closer collaboration with clergy


The government has called for improved collaboration with religious leaders in bettering the lives of people. Officiating at the launch of a retreat of religious leaders organised by PEACE Plan,...

UR, University of Westminster ink deal to boost social entrepreneurship in Rwanda


The University of Rwanda (UR) and the University of Westminster have penned a deal aimed at boosting social entrepreneurship capabilities in Rwanda.

Kagame meets senior African executives on Harvard programme


President Paul Kagame on Tuesday met with a delegation of 56 top African executives currently undergoing a special programme at Harvard Business School in the United States.

Experts call for more potato varieties

Experts have called for more efforts from different stakeholders to breed more potato varieties.

How President Kenyatta's scores in development helped in re-election


NAIROBI – Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta won a reelection on Aug. 8 largely due to enhanced grassroots campaign strategy and scores he gained from the eastAfrican country’s infrastructure development, experts...

Suicide bombers kill 27, wound 83 in northeast Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – A woman suicide bomber blew herself up and killed 27 others at a market in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, two local officials said, in an attack bearing...

Egypt, Rwanda commit to strengthen bilateral ties


Presidents Paul Kagame and Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of Rwanda and Egypt respectively, have committed to bolster economic ties between their two countries for the mutual benefit of their respective citizens.

Egyptian president pays tribute to Genocide victims


Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, on Tuesday, visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial in Gisozi where he paid tribute to victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

Kigali Clerics call for selfless service as catholics mark Assumption Day


As members of the Catholic community in the country joined the rest of the world to celebrate Assumption Day on Tuesday, clerics urged their respective congregations to selflessly serve God...

RwandAir staff tipped on national values


Over 100 staff of the national carrier, RwandAir on Tuesday completed a two-week civic training programme during which they were urged to carry with them the Rwandan values to all...

[PHOTOS] Thousands of Catholics flock Kibeho for Assumption Day


Thousands of believers from different parts of the world converged in the small town of Kibeho in Nyaruguru District to celebrate Assumption Day yesterday.

Egyptian president pays tribute to Genocide victims


Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, on Tuesday, visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial in Gisozi where he paid tribute to victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

Egyptian president arrives in Rwanda

11:45AM Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi arrived at Kigali International Airport Tuesday morning to start his two-day official visit to Rwanda. He is accompanied by a delegation of government officials.

Sierra Leone mudslide kills at least 200 as houses are buried

At least 200 people have been killed in a mudslide near Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, the Red Cross says.