Law establishing ICT centre to make Rwanda a knowledge-based economy


Rwanda’s move toward a knowledge-based economy has received a boost, thanks to the enactment of a law establishing Rwanda Information Society Authority (RISA) and determining its mission, organisation and functioning.

Plan to reintroduce black rhinos in Akagera park hots up


Plans to re-introduce black rhinoceros in Akagera National Park is gaining momentum, an official said. The deal to bring in the rhinos is part of conservation and tourism efforts by...

Namibia groups sue Germany over genocide

Representatives of two indigenous groups in Namibia, the Herero and Nama peoples, have filed a class-action lawsuit against Germany in New York. They are seeking reparations for what former colonial...

Mufti urges Muslim community against radicalism

The Mufti, Sheikh Salim Hitimana has called upon the Muslim community in Rwanda to desist and fight acts of radicalism and extremism. While addressing Muslims in Rubavu District over the...

[SPONSORED] Rwanda National Police: 2016 Review


Police (RNP) continued its vibrant pace to further ensure safety of people living in Rwanda and their property and to make it a safer place that facilitates development and investment...

4G network ready to roll out across country


4G network coverage will be extended across the country this year and is expected to reach coverage of 92%, according to Korea Telecom Rwanda Networks (KTRN).

FONERWA to reach milestone 100,000 green jobs this year


Rwanda’s Green Fund (FONERWA) expects to reach a milestone of creating 100,000 green jobs this year, according to Bright Ntare, the Fund’s programme manager.

How a Gicumbi dairy coop became a ‘billion franc’ company


When ‘Koperative Ihuza Aborozi ba Kijyambere Bafatanyije (IAKIB)’ - a cooperative for modern dairy farmers - in Gicumbi District was formed in 2003 by vulnerable people, in Gicumbi District who...

Rwanda’s infrastructure milestones in 2016 and how they will impact the economy


2016 has been rated, by several commentators, as one of the “most successful years” in Rwanda’s history, as far as socio-economic development of the country is concerned. A lot of...

Govt considers scaling up local cooking stove technologies


Local technology initiatives in line with efficient cooking stoves should be identified and scaled up to benefit Rwandans in the framework of the Government’s policy to reduce wood fuel and...

REMA seeks to boost Gishwati-Mukura forest buffer zone


Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) plans to partner with the over 1,000 landowner neighbouring Mukura-Gishwati National Park to manage its buffer zone and improving their livelihoods.

Meet Eric Mutsinzi: A passionate young blogger

Blogging has come a long way from when it first became an internet phenomenon in the mid 1990s. Then, and over the years, to blog almost always meant to share...

Over 73,000 teachers attend civic training


More than 73,000 teachers from nursery, primary, secondary and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) from private and public institutions across the country are gathered at 132 sites in...

Test for affordable internet shows promise, say officials


Rwanda could soon see alternative internet technologies rolled out, making it possible to further increase digital penetration. The new technology, TV White Spaces, utilises the unused space in terrestrial television...

What shaped parliamentary business in 2016


2016 was a year punctuated with field outreach for lawmakers but also a boost in parliamentary diplomacy and legislation. While both the Senate and Chamber of Deputies work day-to-day at...

Living close to a major roadway could increase dementia risk, study says


Living close to a major roadway could increase your likelihood of developing dementia, according to a new study. Researchers found that people living within 50 meters (164 feet) of such...

Private water vendors urged to comply with revised tariffs


The new water tariffs for rural areas took effect on January 1, 2017 with all private water vendors expected to comply with immediate effect. The water tariffs were revised downwards...

Military court adjourns Genocide suspect Seyoboka’s trial to 27th


Genocide suspect Jean-Claude Seyoboka, who was last year deported from Canada, has appealed to the Military Tribunal to maintain the advocate he has had since he was deported.

Two held over theft of cash-power metre in Karongi

Police in Nyamasheke District are holding two men, who were arrested following investigations into the spate of vandalising and stealing prepaid electricity meters, cash-power, from houses in Karongi District.

New gender monitors urged to tackle GBV in families

The newly appointed deputy chief gender monitors have been called on to devise necessary measures to uproot gender based violence (GBV) in families.

Stolen electronics recovered in Nyarugenge, suspects held

Police in Nyarugenge District have burst a racket of five suspected thieves said to have been involved in theft of electronics in the City of Kigali.

Energy utility announces end to power rationing


Rwanda can now produce enough power to service all those who need it in Kigali, the Chief Executive of Rwanda Energy Group (REG), Jean Bosco Mugiraneza, has said.

Parliament passes new law to regulate civil aviation authority


LEGISLATORS in the Lower House have unanimously passed the new law governing Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (RCAA), which will take away direct provision of aviation services from the agency and...

City officials explain directive on businesses in residential houses


The City of Kigali, yesterday, hosted a news conference to shed light on the rationale behind a directive requiring businesses and nonprofit entities working from residential buildings to relocate.