Deadline for EAC-EU trade deal missed again

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The East African Community (EAC) will miss the October 1 deadline for the completion of negotiations and eventual ratification of the all-important Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union,...

First Lady recounts Rwanda's recovery to students

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First Lady Mrs Jeannette Kagame yesterday said that Rwanda's journey to resilience, 20 years after the genocide, had been driven by great sacrifice, hard work, a real longing for change...

Child mortality down by half “ Unicef

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There has been dramatic progress in reducing mortality among children under the age of five globally, the UN Children's Fund (Unicef) said in a new report.

Bill to create Coop Bank tabled in Parliament

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A bill to establish a cooperative bank has been tabled in Parliament, the Director General of Rwanda Cooperative Agency (RCA), Damien Mugabo, has revealed

Our vision is about investing in people, says Kagame

President Paul Kagame yesterday told a gathering of Mercer University Stetson School of Business that Rwanda's development agenda is premised on investing in the people and empowering them to participate...

Rwandan students scoop 1st prize in cultural competition

Rwanda students in the University of Johannesburg in South Africa won the first prize during the annual cultural performance organised on heritage day.

Police destroy illicit brew, cannabis worth Rwf32m

Police in Burera District Friday destroyed narcotic drugs valued at Rwf32 million. They include tens of thousands of liters of elicit brew such kanyanga, Coffee Spirit, Host, Chief, Choice and...

Atlanta bristles with patriotic Rwandans

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Rwandans and friends of Rwanda in different parts of North America, together with others from Rwanda, will today gather in US city of Atlanta, Georgia, for the sixth edition of...

Governance Month goes biannual, to address local issues

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The Governance Month that used to be held once a year will now become a biannual affair effective September 22, the Ministry for Local Government has said.

Women entrepreneurs seal deals worth Rwf3.7bn

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Women vendors signed business deals worth $5.5 million (about Rwf3.7 billion) during the just concluded World Export Development Forum (WEDF) in Kigali.

RwandAir eyes Far East, European destinations

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The national carrier, RwandAir, is planning to introduce flights to Asian and European cities during the financial years 2016/2017 and 2017/2018, respectively.

RBC announces new response plan for malaria

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The Rwanda Biomedical Center has announced new efforts to help eliminate malaria in the country.

How Musanze woman emerged from obscurity to become proud entrepreneur

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FOR many years, Liberée Dusabinema's family lived a deplorable life and hardly afforded a daily meal. The biting poverty was due to lack of enough land for cultivation and failure...

Prosecution wants life sentence in shocking Nyamagabe murder case

The trial of three men accused of murdering three young female children and injuring a boy started Thursday in Nyamagabe District.

Ugandan students in Rwanda on EAC integration study tour

A delegation of about 80 youth from Uganda National Students Association (UNSA) met with the Minister for East African Community Affairs Amb. Valentine Rugwabiza, to familiarise them with Rwanda's stride...

E.Africa first motion capture studio opens in Kigali

Africa Digital Media Academy has opened a motion capture studio in Kigali. The studio is the first of its kind in East Africa.

Ebola took the world by surprise “ WB chief

The devastating Ebola outbreak caught the world off guard, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said Friday as he questioned the international community's readiness to respond to other pandemics.

Ruhakana Rugunda is Uganda's new prime minister

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Dr Ruhakana Rugunda has been appointed as Uganda's new Prime Minster in a cabinet reshuffle. He replaces Kinkiizi West MP Amama Mbabazi who has been the prime Minister since June...

Scotland's next step? No independence but more powers

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Scotland may have rejected independence but will now be handed new powers by Britain which could amount to effective home rule -- though experts warn that agreeing these could be...

Why President returned abandoned property Bill to Parliament

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President Paul Kagame recently declined to assent to the Bill on abandoned property and sent it back to Parliament for further scrutiny.

Governor tips leaders on performance contracts

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Local leaders in the Southern Province have been urged to fully implement their Imihigo targets for this fiscal year in order to transform the lives of the people they serve.

Standards body warns public about harmful cherries

The Rwanda Standards Board (RSB) has warned the public to be on the lookout for cherries it says are harmful to humans. Phillip Nzaire, director for quality assurance at RSB,...

Sector leader arrested over missing funds

The Executive Secretary of Rwempasha Sector, Nyagatare District, Emmanuel Murenzi, has been arrested for allegedly swindling over Rwf20 million. The suspect is currently detained at Nyagatare Police station.

Places of worship face sanctions over noise

The Ministry of Internal Security has threatened to sanction places of worship that disturb public peace with noise from their loud speakers.