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...

'Rwanda nziza': Capturing Rwandan beauty through photography


22 year old Serrah Galos is a photographer who mainly works for NGOs. His photos have been published in WIRED, Humanity Unified, One UN. He is currently a photographer at...

PHOTOS: BK solar power donation to benefit 2000 Nyagatare locals


Bank of Kigali has literally placed ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ in the lives of at least 2000 residents of Nyagatare district living under absolute poverty as per...

Celebrity chef Maria Elia brings 'Supper Club' to Kigali


Good food, good company, good wines and good cocktails. Celebrity chef Maria Elia’s Supper Club at the Turambe Shoppe in Kacyiru Friday night was a welcome departure from the usual...

Rwanda Shima Imana to be celebrated at village level


Today, all Rwandans will gather at their respective villages to celebrate the sixth edition of the annual National Thanksgiving crusade, commonly known as 'Rwanda Shima Imana'.

Rwf1 billion 'Ikigage' factory to be set up in Kamonyi

A factory to brew sorghum beer, locally known as 'Ikigage', and a non-alcoholic drink, 'Ubushera', will be set up in Kamonyi District, according to the Board Chairman of Southern Province...

Govt moves to prevent loss of funds in public contracts


State attorneys and legal advisors have been urged to prevent loss of public funds as the government moves to recover about Rwf1 billion won in cases against those who stole,...

Usenga, a teen who learned to recite "amazina y’inka" from reading


Heritier Usenga has the facial look of a child but his brain is like for an adult. By the age of 13, the boy from Gisenyi, was doing more than...

Farmers to get disease-resistant cassava


The Ministry of Agriculture has announced plans to ease distribution of new high yielding and disease-resistant cassava variety to farmers in Ruhango District. This was announced Thursday during the launch...

Kaboneka calls for increased tax compliance


Local Government Minister Francis Kaboneka has called on citizens to always clear their tax obligations in time to facilitate the government’s budget planning. He was speaking Thursday to Musanze business...

Private sector’s role in implementing SDGs


The UN Private Sector Forum 2017, held in New York this September, brought together corporate CEOs, captains of industry, heads of state and government, UN officials and civil society to...

MIDIMAR introduces use of cooking gas in refugee camps

The introduction of use of cooking gas in refugee camps is expected to reduce the rate of deforestation, extreme use of firewood and environmental damage, an official has said.