Additional 140 RDF peacekeepers arrive in Central African Republic

Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) has on Tuesday completed the deployment of an additional Motorised Infantry Company of 140 troops to reinforce the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central...

Economy grows 4 per cent in second quarter of 2017


The Rwandan economy grew by 4 per cent in the second quarter of 2017 largely driven by agriculture and services sector, according to the latest official figures that were released...

Swedish judges arrive to hear testimonies in Genocide trial


Swedish judges are in the country to gather evidence in a case of a Rwandan Genocide suspect whose trial is due to start tomorrow in Stockholm. Two judges arrived in...

Chinese Communist Party officials share ideas with RPF counterparts


A delegation from the Chinese Communist Party (CPC) yesterday kicked off a three-day visit in the country to exchange ideas with their counterparts in Rwanda’s RPF-Inkotanyi, a trip that aims...

WASAC on the spot over undocumented spending


Officials of the Water and Sanitation Corporation (WASAC) were yesterday grilled by the Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) over gross inaccuracies in financial statements concerning billions of Rwandan Francs spent...

UTC building auctioned for Rwf6.8 billion


Union Trade Centre (UTC) building has been auctioned for Rwf6.8 billion, a bid won by Kigali Investment Company (KIC). The building was being managed by the Government as an abandoned...

Survivors vow to keep up fight as France steps up inquiry into bank Genocide links

The umbrella body of Genocide survivors’ associations, Ibuka, has said they will sustain the momentum to push for declassification of crucial files that are in the hands of the French...

Young entrepreneur makes affordable wheelchairs


Daniel Habanabakize completed Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) four years ago and trusted in the hands-on skills he had acquired. But he just couldn’t come up with something...

International organisations urged to align activities with districts


International Non Governmental Organisations (INGOs) working in Rwanda have been challenged to ensure their partnership generate greater achievement in services aiming at socio economic transformation of citizens.

780 litres of diesel seized in operations against illicit fuel trade

At least 780 litres of fuel were seized in Police operations against theft and illegal sale of petroleum products in Bugesera District.

2000 facilities given ultimatum to relocate from city wetlands

Up to 2078 facilities in city wetlands have been given ultimatum to vacate. The ultimatum that varies from one week to three months follows a crackdown mounted two weeks ago...

North Korea accuses U.S. of declaring war, says can take countermeasures


North Korea’s foreign minister said on Monday that President Donald Trump had declared war on North Korea and that Pyongyang reserves the right to take countermeasures, including shooting down U.S....

French bank face full-scale probe over role in 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi

French judicial investigators have opened a full-scale inquiry into allegations of complicity in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, an official at the French public prosecutor’s office said on Monday.

Economy grew by 4 per cent in second quarter of 2017


The Rwandan economy grew by 4 per cent in the second quarter of this year largely driven by agriculture and services sector. In the second quarter of the period between...

Anti-smuggling unit recover taxes worth over Rwf1.2 billion

The Revenue Protection Unit (RPU) has in the last nine months recovered taxes worth over Rwf1. 217 billion, its Commanding Officer (CO), Senior Superintendent Alphonse Businge said. The money accrued...

First Lady's working visit to New York in pictures


The First Lady, Mrs Jeannette Kagame attended several high profile meetings on the sidelines of the 72nd United Nations General Assembly in New York.

National Youth entrepreneurship debate concludes


Lycee de Kigali won the National Youth entrepreneurship debate championship which concluded yesterday in Kigali. Lycee de Kigali beat King David Academy in the finals, to walk away with a...

WASAC to face PAC as public hearings begin today


Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) will today begin public hearings that will see heads of institutions, projects, districts and ministries appear for public hearings for the next two weeks, to...

Pharmacists urged to prioritise quality in service delivery


There is need to ensure quality service delivery by pharmacists in order not only to improve lives of patients but also guarantee a safe and sound health care system in...

Women overwhelmed by unpaid workload – new survey

Women who do both low income and unpaid care work suffer varied effects due to the overwhelming burden of engaging in both works, according to a new survey.

I envision a golden era for Rwanda's agric sector, says expert


The Rwandan agricultural sector is largely characterised by small holder farmers most of whom operate informally and are yet to incorporate technology and innovation in their practices. Despite much of...

Disappearing traditional crops pose threat to food security, experts warn


Agriculture experts have warned that agriculture mechanisation, expansion of large-scale agriculture and new technologies have led to disappearance of local crop varieties as farmers look for more commercial varieties that...

Screening children for cancer is crucial, says Childhood Cancer advocates


24-year-old Karen Bugingo is a cancer survivor. At the age of 19, she was diagnosed with blood cancer, but has effectively fought and won her battle against the killer disease.

Karongi health workers launch Rwf350m shopping centre


Community health workers in Karongi district have launched a mall worth Rwf350 million that will be capable of fetching more than Rwf95 million annually. Dubbed 'Agaciro Legacy Mall', the complex...