Malaysian inquiry in Kim Jong-nam killing hampered as suspects hide in embassy


KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- For years, North Korea has enjoyed the freedom for its citizens to visit, work and live in Malaysia, a rare privilege for a nation considered an...

France's Fillon denounces probe, fights on for presidency


PARIS - Conservative Francois Fillon promised on Wednesday to fight 'to the end' in France's presidential election despite a deepening financial scandal, but his campaign suffered new blows as a...

Revenue Protection Unit seizes 600 boxes of smuggled liquor


Over 600 boxes of varied brands of wines and spirits that had been fraudulently taken out of the Customs stores have been seized in a joint operation by the Revenue...

Gene therapy to fight a blood cancer succeeds in major study


An experimental gene therapy that turns a patient’s own blood cells into cancer killers worked in a major study, with more than one-third of very sick lymphoma patients showing no...

Cross-border truckers upbeat over electronic cargo tracking system


Rwandan cross-border truck drivers have expressed optimism that the soon-to-be launched electronic cargo tracking system will not only improve the safety of Rwanda-bound consignments from the east African coast but...

MoH pushes for zero stigma against HIV-positive persons


The Ministry of Health seeks to achieve zero discrimination of HIV-positive persons by 2020, officials have said.

Christians urged to carry out charity work as Lent begins


Christians were yesterday called upon to engage in charity work during the Lent period. The call was made by Father Charles Ntabyera during Ash Wednesday prayers at Regina Pacis Catholic...

Academicians discuss ways to revamp research

Researchers, academicians, policy-makers and students from Rwanda, India, Namibia and other East African states have converged at the University of Kigali main campus for a conference to brainstorm on ways...

New regional standards for grains to be ready October

The process of revising standards for nine staple foods in the region will be completed and gazetted by October, standards bodies and experts from the five East African Community member...

Publisher of Rugari newspaper suspended over breaching professional ethics

Rwanda Media Commission (RMC), a media self-regulatory body, on Wednesday suspended Assouman Niyonambaza, the publisher of Rugari newspaper, for three months and ordered him to temporarily hand over his press...

Kim Jong-nam: Malaysia charges two women with murder


Malaysia has charged two women – an Indonesian and a Vietnamese – with murdering the estranged half-brother of North Korea’s leader using a super-toxic nerve agent that killed in minutes.

Redundant teachers: Ministry conducts staff head count


EFFECTIVE TODAY, the Ministry of Education (MINEDUC) will carry out a countrywide head count of staff in public and semi-public schools to establish the exact number of teachers.

Will anti-Genocide denial law in France have impact?


Those who deny or downplay the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda while living in France will be risking both imprisonment and financial fines following an amendment made last...

Rwanda to source poultry imports from Mauritius, Belgium


Rwanda has turned to other countries for importation of poultry products to fill the gap left by a ban triggered by bird flu outbreak in some countries.

New system to help monitor public transport drivers


Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) will this month roll out a smart card to facilitate monitoring of drivers of public transport vehicles. The cards are supposed to support RURA, Police...

[SPONSORED] Electronic Cargo Tracking System coming soon


On the third floor of Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) headquarters in Kimihurura, a City of Kigali suburb, modern flat screens beam images of cargo trucks as they enter, transit and...

Exam scores are being used to build student loan credit reports in Kenya


Just 4.4 % of Kenya’s 45 million citizens have a personal bank loan, compared to the almost 80% of Americans with some form of credit facility, a situation that has...

Social media has become the media in Africa


Five years ago, when Social Media Week launched in Lagos, it was the first event of its kind in Africa on that scale. At the time, social media seemed mostly...

Four fraudsters arrested in Nyamagabe

Four men are detained at Gasaka Police station in Nyamagabe District in connection with defrauding people through various unscrupulous means.

Two district education officials arrested over teacher recruitment

Two directors in charges of education in Kayonza District have been arrested following investigations into the recent recruitment of teachers in the district, which have unearthed gross malpractices.

Govt moves to bridge seeds gap


Rwanda should be able to fully provide own seeds for farming by 2020, according to the Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB). To accomplish this, RAB will need to intensively replicate already...

Reforms will harness water, forestry potential - official


Parliament recently passed laws dissolving Rwanda Natural Resources Authority (RNRA) and replacing it with three independent and specialised bodies focused on oil, gas, and minerals as well as land, water,...

Civil society to build over 200 housing units for the vulnerable


Members of Rwanda Civil Society Platform are planning to build 211 housing units and renovate more homes for child-headed families and other vulnerable citizens during the Civil Society Month that...

RAB to conduct more research under new law


More research on agriculture and livestock should be expected from Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB) under a new legislation.