[SPONSORED] CESB boosts mining sector capacities

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In Vision 2020, Rwanda’s Mining Industry, which comprises its mining and quarries industries is targeted to contribute both to Rwanda’s economic growth in general and the trade balance in particular,...

Year review: How the agriculture sector fared in 2016

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A lot went on in the agriculture and livestock sector in 2016 – the sector where about 70 percent of Rwandans derive their livelihood.

Two arrested as Police recover over 400kg of stolen minerals

Police in Rulindo District arrested two men who had stolen 419 kilogrammes of cassiterite minerals from Rutongo mining concession.

Businesses operating in residential facilities given 3 months to relocate

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Businesses and non-profit organisations operating from buildings designated for residential purposes have until March to relocate to commercial complexes, the City of Kigali has directed.

Utility company speaks out on persistent cash-power failure

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After four frustrating days of long queues of people seeking to purchase electricity recharge vouchers, the Energy Utility Corporation Ltd (EUCL) has said it is tirelessly working with all stakeholders...

Is Made-in-Rwanda campaign already paying off?

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Rwanda’s trade deficit reduced by 5.1 per cent for the better part of last year, largely due to the ongoing Made- in-Rwanda campaign, an initiative that promotes consumption of locally-produced...

Farmers push for affordable Irish potato seeds

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The Soaring prices of Irish potato seeds has left smallholder farmers lamenting, triggering efforts by different stakeholders to a seek remedy.

5 held over embezzlement from Kayonza rice coop

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Five members of the executive committee of Duterimbere Murundi, a rice growers’ cooperative in Murundi Sector, Kayonza District, were arrested on Tuesday over embezzlement.

Parliament to summon errant local government officials

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Members of the parliamentary Standing Committee on Social Affairs intend to summon local government officials, mostly districts, to explain repetitive loss of litigations, illegal dismissals and unlawful recruitment.

Bailiffs train in human rights

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Court bailiffs have been urged to respect human rights in the course of executing their duties.

Rubavu hoteliers urged to be security-conscious

Proprietors of hotels, lodges, nightclubs and guesthouses in Rubavu District have been called upon to improve security at their premises as a way of protecting their clients and businesses.

Rwandan deported from Uganda, faces theft charges

Police in Uganda have arrested and deported a Rwandan man wanted for allegedly stealing money before going into hiding in the neighbouring country.

‎Fuel prices increase

Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) on Tuesday announced an increase in oil prices, which saw pump prices go up to Rwf970 per litre and Rwf932 for petrol and diesel respectively.

Government optimistic of hitting Vision 2020 targets

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Despite the short period left to the deadline for the mid-term development roadmap that among others, projects income per capita to reach $1,240 against economic growth of 11.5 per cent,...

Contractors pledge speedy, quality work as city roads construction start

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OFFICIALS from the firm hired to supervise works on the expansion of Kigali city roads have committed to finish in time to avoid prolonged inconveniences to road users and also...

Third Genocide fugitive in New Zealand unmasked

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Pheneas Nzaramba is the third Genocide fugitive to be revealed by the National Public Prosecution Authority (NPPA) as living in far-flung New Zealand. The prosecutors are not sure if the...

Year in review: How ICT improved services in 2016

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Globally, advancements in technology arouse various emotions and feelings in individuals. While some view advancements in technology and innovation as a threat that is gradually eating away humanity, others see...

SPONSORED: Rural feeder roads development opens Rwanda countryside to agriculture development

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Unlocking rural areas for development can only be complete when there is a good road network that connects farmers and their produce to markets-processing centres and or consumers-mainly found in...

SPONSORED: RAB Scientists develop new hybrid maize varieties

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The advent of Crop Intensification Program (CIP) in 2007 made maize crop a major national food crop and contributor to food security and enhancement of national economy where maize national...

Equatorial Guinea’s VP Obiang on trial in France

Equatorial Guinea’s flamboyant vice-president has gone on trial in absentia in France on charges of corruption after he failed to stop the landmark case.

Senegal expats to be allowed to run for parliament

Senegalese people living abroad will be able to run for office in their home country for the first time in July's elections, after MPs voted to increase the number of...

Magufuli sacks head of power firm

Tanzanian President John Magufuli sacked the head of the state-run electricity company on Sunday after the firm put up tariffs, a move he said would stymie his plans to industrialize...

SPONSORED: Horizon Sopyrwa, Italian company in low carbon projects drive

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Horizon Sopyrwa Ltd, a Rwandan subsidiary company of Horizon Group, and its business partner, Endura SpA, an Italian chemical company, played an important role at the 3rd International Conference on...

Renewed call for UK to extradite five genocidaires

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The Government, survivors and Aegis Trust – a British NGO that campaigns to prevent genocide worldwide – have renewed the call pressing for the extradition from the United Kingdom of...