Ex-Gicumbi mayor, other district leaders arrested

Prosecution has confirmed having in custody Alexandre Mvuyekure the former Mayor of Gicumbi District and other top district officials, former and current. The crimes they stand accused border on giving...

SPONSORED: AB Bank celebrate its female customers


As part of its International Women’s Day celebrations, AB Bank hosted its loyal, female entrepreneurs who have grown with the bank. Claudette Uwamariya, AB Bank Branch manager at Nyamirambo, said...

PHOTOS: First Lady pays tribute to Rwandan women


The First Lady, Mrs Jeannette Kagame, has paid moving tribute to Rwandan women for their role in the country development agenda. Mrs Kagame was yesterday speaking at the national Women’s...

BK registers Rwf 20.8bn profit after tax in 2016


Bank of Kigali registered a profit after tax of Rwf 20.8 billion in 2016 compared to Rwf 20.5 billion in the previous year. The bank’s profit before tax grew significantly...

EAC legislators should do more to facilitate businesses, traders say


The East African Business Council (EABC) has raised concerns over high cost of air transport that is attributed to the slow pace of liberalisation, and have challenged the East African...

Regional Assembly passes key gender Bill on Women’s Day


The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA), on International Women’s Day yesterday, passed the East African Community (EAC) Gender Equality, Equity and Development Bill, 2016 after a lengthy debate.

SPONSORED: Rwanda and partners geared up for the cessation clause deadline


The Government of Rwanda is prepared to receive Rwandans living as refugees around the world, to enable them beat the nearing deadline of the Cessation Clause. In 2009, The United...

Govt to examine new report on legal services


Government will reevaluate the latest findings from a study carried out by the Legal Aid Forum concerning public perception on justice and legal services in the country. The Legal Aid...

Civil society groups in joint effort against malnutrition


A coalition of civil society organisations known as Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Alliance has announced a joint campaign against malnutrition. This was during their general assembly held in Kigali on...

Parliament approves bill on new investigative organ

Legislators in the Lower House Tuesday passed the bill establishing the Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB). The approval of the legislation followed long discussions on the special organ that will replace...

Nyamirambo women get year-long free healthcare


Forty-five women in Nyamirambo suburb of the City of Kigali received a special present on the International Women’s Day yesterday when an organisation offered them free healthcare services for a...

Six arrested over theft of electric equipment in Musanze

Police in Musanze District arrested six people on Tuesday in connection with vandalising and stealing electric cables and transmission tower cross arms plugged off electric poles.

Bank of Kigali unveils interest-free credit scheme

Bank of Kigali has launched a new drive dubbed ‘Urumuri Initiative’ through which businesses can win interest-free credit of up to Rwf60 million. Under the scheme, individual Rwandans with innovative...

[VIDEO] Uphold Rwandan values abroad, Kagame to UK Diaspora


President Paul Kagame yesterday evening urged Rwandans living in the diaspora to continue upholding Rwandan values such as unity and supporting each other.

Atlas Mara founder dispels rumours of possible buyout

Atlas Mara, the holding company for Banque Populaire du Rwanda (BPR) has dismissed as rumors reports that it is up for sale due to tough economic conditions.

VIDEO: African cooperation ideal in face of nationalistic trends, Kagame says


President Paul Kagame has called for deeper intra-Africa trade and closer cooperation in the face of global uncertainty due to growing nationalistic trends witnessed in some global economic giants.

Auditor General urged to dig deeper, scrutinise grassroots


A whopping Rwf222 billion used by Non-Budget Agencies (NBAs) in the Financial Year 2014/15 went unaudited, according to the latest Auditor-General’s report. It is against this background that Transparency International...

Women urged to preserve their dignity


The Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion has announced a series of activities in schools and at the sector level this month to educate girls and women in general on...

Lawmakers push for artificial insemination plants in provinces


Lawmakers have called on the government to consider setting up a liquid nitrogen plant for cattle artificial insemination in each of the provinces of the country to ease access for...

EAC Gender Equality Bill drops in as ‘a special Women’s Day present’


Regional lawmakers intend to conclude debate and pass the EAC Gender Equality and Development Bill, 2016, today as the “best present women can get on International Women’s Day.”

Moroccan envoy calls on Senate president


The Moroccan Ambassador to Rwanda, yesterday, called on Senate president Bernard Makuza and the two agreed that parliaments of both countries need to forge relations to ensure the implementation of...

NEC sensitises varsity dons on elections

The National Electoral Commission (NEC) has stressed the importance of elections in the democratisation process of the country and urged Rwandans to massively take part in the 2017 elections.

Swiss firm to pilot digital currency in Rwanda

A Swiss cyber-security firm has announced intentions to roll out block chain technology in the country which could see use of digital currencies in Rwanda and the region.

Govt mulls raising Mutuelle de Sante fees

Subscription fees for community based health insurance (Mutuelle de Sante) could soon be increased as government moves to improve the scheme’s efficiency, officials at the Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB)...