Girinka gets boost from Diaspora


The Rwandan Community in France (CRF) has said that Girinka – One Cow per a Poor Family – Programme is an initiative that has proved to be an effective tool...

Military tribunal adjourns Maj. Rugomwa’s trial to February


The Military tribunal yesterday adjourned the trial involving military officer Major Aimable Rugomwa and his co-accused Memertto Nsanzimana, in a case where the two are accused of killing a neighbour’s...

Police advises against keeping large sums of money at home

Rwanda National Police (RNP) has appealed to members of the public not to keep large amounts of cash in their houses to prevent risks of theft. The call comes in...

Police destroys narcotic drugs worth Rwf46 million

Police in the City of Kigali, yesterday, disposed of an assortment of illicit drugs including about 200 kilogrammes of cannabis, valued at over Rwf46.4 million. Other destroyed psychotropic substances included...

Nigeria rice ‘contaminated, not plastic’ – NAFDAC

Lab tests on a consignment of rice seized by Nigerian customs officials show that the product is “contaminated” but not plastic, the National Agency For Food and Drugs (Nafdac) says.


On 21st December 2016, representatives from Government institutions, civil society, private sector and media convened in Kigali for a half a day dialogue organized by Pro-Femmes/Twese Hamwe that aimed at...

Rwanda closes in on Genocide fugitives in Congo Brazzaville


Hopes of bringing Genocide suspects roaming freely in Congo Brazzaville to book could materialise soon following the sealing of an extradition treaty to exchange criminals.

US prosecutors receive award for prosecution of Rwandan Genocidaire

Two US federal prosecutors from Iowa’s Northern District have received the prestigious Shielf Award from the Anti-Defamation League for their successful prosecution of a Rwandan man who is accused of...

Another Kenyan bank set to enter local financial market


The National Bank of Rwanda is in the final stages of licensing a Kenyan bank, Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA), to operate in the country as a micro-finance institution.

IPRC-East holiday programme introduces children to the ideals of TVET


Although uptake of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) is on the rise in the country, the majority of those who enroll for it often seek to avoid the...

How parents' forum shape Gicumbi families


It looked a unique evening. A few benches were well arranged on a raised ground in Rushubi Village, Rukomo Sector, Gicumbi District.

Rwanda 2016: Strides made towards environment conservation


2016 has already gone down in history as a year that Rwanda made tremendous achievements as far as environment and natural resources sector is concerned.

Rwanda 2016: Ten moments that blew me away


A colleague of mine who was a revolutionary in his youth and considers anyone under 50 a spring chicken, just commented on how lucky young Rwandans are: 'You are living...

BNR signals commercial banks to increase lending


National Bank of Rwanda (BNR) has signaled commercial banks to consider increasing loans issuance after revising downwards the key repo rate from 6.5 per cent to 6.25 per cent.

Govt to rehabilitate Cyanika road to boost regional trade


A FEASIBILITY study for the rehabilitation of the 79-kilometre road network stretching from Ngororero, Nyabihu and Musanze town to the Rwanda-Uganda border at Cyanika is complete and the works will...

Rwf7billion Musanze market nears completion


Musanze District investors have proved that union is strength as final touches are being put on the modern market constructed by a local association.

Over 20 grassroots leaders resign in Bugesera

At least 20 cells executive secretaries, five executive secretaries in charge of social affairs and ten veterinary officers have resigned their jobs in Bugesera District. Bugesera District mayor Emmanuel Nsanzumuhire...