New water supply system to serve 28,000 in Rulindo


A new motorised water supply system, worth Rwf932.7 million, was inaugurated on Tuesday in Rulindo District, bringing relief to residents who had to travel long distances to get clean water....

NEC calls for active civil society role in poll preps


Preparations for the upcoming presidential elections are at 80 per cent and the National Electoral Commission has urged civil society organisations and other stakeholders to educate the citizens about their...

Resolutions of the 14th National Leadership Retreat


From February 25 to March 2, the top leaders converged for the 14th edition of the National Leadership Retreat at RDF Combat Training Centre-Gabiro. Opening the retreat, President Paul Kagame...

Regional banks downsize staff as they embrace IT solutions


Banks across the East African region have in recent months laid off employees across departments as the sector adjusts and embraces new IT solutions. The most affected are employees serving...

Open skies could earn EAC $200 million annually: study


Airspace liberalisation between five East African Community member countries of Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Burundi could result in an additional 46,320 jobs and $202.1 million (approx: Rwf 164.5 billion)...

SPONSORED: New urbanization policy emphasizes equilibrium


Sustainable urbanization process transforms the quality of livelihoods and promotes skills development and decent employment opportunities in both urban and rural areas especially for youth and women.

MPs want regional border communities engaged in conflict management

There is need for the East African Community (EAC) to work closely with cross-border communities to ensure proactive measures are employed in responding to conflict such as providing rapid response,...

Rwanda to host continental military drills


Rwanda will staring March 20, host a continental military command exercise dubbed “Utulivu Africa III” that is aimed at readying African states for immediate intervention in case of a crisis.

Land-related cases our biggest challenge - MPs

Matters arising from public land sharing policy that was carried out between 1994 and 2012 continue to come at the top of the list of cases that are received by...

Govt tables new draft law seeking to revamp legal aid


The Government yesterday tabled a new draft law that seeks to establish legal aid in a bid to realign its regulatory framework and improve efficiency.

Will demerit-point system bring order to public transport?


Rwanda Utility Regulatory Authority (RURA) is set to issue Driver Vocational Cards, which is designed to keep track of the conduct of public transport drivers.

200 home-based healthcare givers graduate


The Ministry of Health has graduated up to 211 home-based care practitioners that have been trained to give palliative care to non-communicable diseases patients, carry out tests, and deal with...

Farmers tipped on wheat growing


Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB) has urged farmers to increase wheat growing so as to meet the target of planting the crop on 95,000 hectares by 2019 across the country.

Health ministry looks to strengthen ties with foreign medical experts


IN the QUEST to boost quality health service delivery, the Ministry of Health is keen to strengthen its partnership with international medical experts to ensure they share their skills with...

MPs in drive to promote Made-in-Rwanda products

Rwanda needs to promote consumption of locally manufactured products as the key to youth job creation and addressing the country’s trade imbalance, lawmakers said.

600kg of smuggled minerals intercepted in Rulindo

At least 600 kilogrammes of untagged minerals were over the weekend seized in Rulindo District as they were being smuggled in two vehicles.

Dozens killed in Ethiopia garbage dump landslide

ADDIS ABABA-A landslide swept through a massive garbage dump on the outskirts of Ethiopia's capital, killing at least 35 people and leaving several dozen missing, residents said, as officials vowed...

Two Rwandans killed near border with Burundi

Rwanda is investigating circumstances, under which two of its nationals were killed and another injured in Rusizi District near the border with Burundi, the Rwanda Defence Force said on Sunday.

Prosecution wants court to revoke bail for former minister Evode Imena

Prosecution has asked the high court in Kigali to cancel bail granted to former Mining Minister, Evode Imena.

Rwanda, Sao Tome ink five bilateral agreements


Rwanda and the Sao Tome and Principe have signed five bilateral agreements during an official visit to Kigali by the country’s minister for foreign affairs and communities, Urbino Botelho.

Regional MPs push for better collaboration of railway project


MP Fred Mukasa Mbidde, (Uganda) the committee chairperson, said there is no information sharing about SGR, especially on the timelines by partner states.

Northern Province needs 13,000 cows to meet Girinka targets


Up to 13,000 households should be given cows in the Northern Province before the end of this year in order to hit the set target, provincial officials and Rwanda Agriculture...

ECDs: The inspirational story of alternative childcare


As early at 6:30 am 5-year-old Gad Mporanyi wakes up to prepare for the day. Unlike other children his age, his day does not start with heavy breakfast. He puts...

Access to finance: Women to set up investment fund


Access to finance, a hurdle that has for long been a major limitation to success of women entrepreneurs, could soon be history, thanks to the establishment of an all-women investment...