NEC names fallen MP Mukayisenga’s replacement

The National Electoral Commission (NEC) has announced Winifrida Niyitegeka to replace late MP Francoise Mukayisenga who passed away on June 11. A statement issued yesterday by NEC indicates that Niyitegeka...

[SPONSORED] Police Week 2017: Ensuring human security as an essential factor for safety and community development


On May 16, Rwanda National Police (RNP) officially launched the countrywide community development activities to mark its 17th anniversary. Since 2010, RNP in collaboration with its policing partners has conducted...

[VIDEO & PHOTOS] Presidential Elections: Kagame presents nomination papers


At exactly 12:30pm yesterday, President Paul Kagame arrived at the National Electoral Commission (NEC) to present his presidential candidature papers as the Rwandan Patriotic Front nominee for the August Election.

Kagame speaks out on US threat over used clothes ban


President Paul Kagame has said that Rwanda will proceed with the planned phase-out of importation of second-hand clothes despite the threats that it could lead to a review of eligibility...

Africa Public Service Day: Call to leverage ICTs to better deliver


As public servants and other citizens across the continent celebrate the Africa Public Service Day, today, delegates gathered in Kigali as part of events to mark the day have urged...

Musanze hydro power plant project to add 3.6 megawatts on national grid


Construction of new Musanze hydropower plant which was launched on Wednesday is expected to add at least 3.6 megawatts to the national grid. The plant is being constructed on Mukungwa...

Stakeholders in early tuberculosis screening drive


Health sector stakeholders have called for early Tuberculosis screening for HIV-positive persons to ensure timely response. The move is being spearheaded by Rwanda Network for People Living with HIV/AIDS (RRP+),...

Mpayimana joins presidential race

Another independent presidential hopeful, Philippe Mpayimana, presented his nomination papers to the National Electoral Commission (NEC) yesterday.

MPs call for more efforts to improve welfare of PWDs

Legislators have called on Government to devise measures in monitoring implementation and direct contribution for different services offered to Persons With Disabilities (PWDs).

Agricultural show focuses on technologies

The National Agricultural Show opened yesterday at Mulindi grounds in Gasabo District with focus on showcasing various agricultural technologies meant to fight effects of climate change.

South Africa court allows secret Jacob Zuma no-confidence vote

South Africa's highest court has ruled that a vote of no-confidence against President Jacob Zuma can be held in secret. The constitutional court said that the Speaker of parliament had...

Kenya schoolgirls to get free sanitary pads

All Kenyan schoolgirls are to get free sanitary pads, the government has said. It is hoped the move will improve access to education in a country where many cannot afford...

Agri-show 2017 opens at Mulindi grounds

This year’s National Agriculture Show is focusing on various technologies as part of efforts to popularize mechanisms to fight effects of climate change among farmers, the Minister for Agriculture and...

Police arrest 30 illegal miners in Gatsibo

At least 30 people have been arrested in separate operations in Gatsibo District over illegal mining activities. All the suspects were arrested red-handed in operations conducted in the night of...

Call to involve youth as Africa marks Public Service Day


Delegates at an ongoing three-day Africa Public Service Day conference in Kigali have urged governments across the continent to better involve the youth in national development policies and the delivery...

RDB considers luxury tourism


Rwanda Development Board (RDB) is considering turning the country into a luxurious tourism destination that would drive up revenues.

High cost of transfer continues to hamper Diaspora remittances


Remittances from the Rwandan Diaspora contributed at least 2 per cent to Gross Domestic Product in 2016 and grew by 34 per cent over the last decade, a report by...

Construction of TVET schools to be implemented by districts


Construction of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) facilities will be implemented by districts as it is with other schools such as Nine and 12-Year Basic Education, the Minister...

Rwanda to host the First WHO Africa Health Forum


Rwanda will this Month host the first ever Africa Health Forum organized by the World Health Organization African Region. The forum themed: Putting people first: The Road to Universal Health...

World Refugee Day 2017: UNHCR Highlights Contribution of Refugees to Rwanda’s Devt


The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) organised a cultural evening to commemorate World Refugee Day (WRD) 2017 with the Government of Rwanda Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs (MIDIMAR).

South African delegation here on governance study tour

A delegation from South Africa’s Free State Province is currently in the country to learn from Rwanda’s recovery story after the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

Busingye urges court bailiffs, notaries on integrity


Justice minister Johnston Busingye has called on court bailiffs and notaries to avoid temptation of corruption while executing their duties. Busingye was on Tuesday presiding over the swearing in ceremony...

Human rights body, stakeholders devise ways to fight child sex abuse

There is need for more collaboration to successfully track down and prosecute suspects involved in child sex abuse, a rights meeting has heard. The meeting in Kigali on Tuesday brought...

S. Africa social media boycott fails

A call for South Africans to boycott social media for a day to protest against high data costs has ironically seen #SocialMediaBlackout trend. Musician and activist Ntsiki Mazwai had urged...