Inaugural address by President Kagame

Today is a day of renewal and gratitude. I would therefore like to begin by thanking those who have joined us here. The presence of so many brothers and sisters...

Kagame sworn in

12:00PM: At around 11:50 AM on Friday morning, President Paul Kagame took oath of office as President of Rwanda. Kagame was sworn in by the Chief Justice Prof. Sam Rugege...

Messi, rest of sports world condemn Barcelona attack


BARCELONA - Football icons and longtime rivals Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo joined Spanish sports stars around the world in expressing their grief after Thursday's terror attack in Barcelona left...

South Africa borders on 'red alert' for Grace Mugabe

South African police have issued a 'red alert' at the country's borders for Zimbabwe's First Lady Grace Mugabe, the police minister has said. She is accused of hitting a 20-year-old...

Germany extradites Genocide fugitive today

German authorities will today extradite to Rwanda a man suspected to have helped mastermind the Genocide against the Tutsi in the former Gikongoro Prefecture, now part of the Southern Province.

Kagame inauguration: Police urge motorists to use alternative routes

Rwanda National Police has called upon the general population to exercise their rights safely and to observe the law to ensure maximum security during the Presidential inaugration celebrations.

Police recover Rwf13.5m stolen from travel agency

Rwanda National Police has recovered Rwf13.5 million that had been stolen from Waheguru Travels Ltd in Nyarugenge District, on Wednesday.

New programme to boost youth engagement in agric

The Ministry of Agriculture has designed an internship programme, which will see unemployed agronomy graduates work in agriculture cooperatives in their respective home areas for a period of twelve months,...

US pharmaceutical firm sets up first subsidiary in Rwanda

L.E.A.F. Pharmaceuticals LLC, a US-based global pharmaceutical company, announced Wednesday it is setting foot in Rwanda. L.E.A.F. Rwanda Ltd, a biotechnology company, will be headquartered in Kigali.

[VIDEO] Kagame swears in today


President Paul Kagame takes oath of office, Friday, officially marking the start of a new seven-year term. The ceremony is taking place at Amahoro National Stadium.

Nine Egyptian firms enter local housing market


Nine Egyptian firms have established a presence in Rwanda with an aim to serve the construction and housing sector. The firms, under the umbrella, Rwanda-Egypt Trading Association, commenced operations yesterday...

Two suspended varsities allowed to re-open


Students from two institutions of higher learning will be happy to learn that they can now proceed with their education after the regulator’s green light. The Higher Education Council (HEC)...

Businesses urged to make the most of 2017 trade fair


Local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are looking forward to tapping into the potential presented by the upcoming International Trade Fair. The two-week event is in its 20th edition, with...

Heads of State jet in ahead of Kagame's inauguration

8 p.m., KIGALI: AT least 10 Heads of State on Thursday arrived in the country ahead of the swearing-in ceremony of President Paul Kagame slated for Friday.

Government to raise more funds towards conservation projects

The second edition of the Kwita Izina Gala Dinner will take place on August 26 ahead of the official 13th Gorilla Naming ceremony slated for September 1 in Musanze District.

US based pharmaceutical sets up first subsidiary in Rwanda

L.E.A.F. Pharmaceuticals LLC, a global pharmaceutical company, announced Wednesday it is setting foot in Rwanda. The parent firm is located in the historic area of Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, USA, with...

Japan seeks new approach to scale up private investment in Africa

The Japanese government is set to scale up private investment in Africa as it readies to shift its intervention approach in Africa from the Official Development Assistance (ODA) to private...

China says US trade probe would violate international rules


China criticised President Donald Trump’s order for a possible U.S. trade investigation of Beijing’s technology policies as a violation of global rules and said Tuesday it will “resolutely safeguard” Chinese...

Egyptian President extols Rwandans and their leadership following two-day visit

Egyptian President Abdel Fatta Al-Sisi concluded his two-day visit to Rwanda with a powerful message for his host and the Rwandan people.

Grace Mugabe claims diplomatic immunity in S.Africa assault case

Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe has claimed diplomatic immunity after being accused of assaulting a 20-year-old model, South African police said Wednesday, confirming she had not fled the country.

Three ANC lawmakers face disciplinary action over Jacob Zuma vote

Three African National Congress (ANC) legislators who have publicly admitted to voting with the opposition in the no-confidence motion against President Jacob Zuma face disciplinary action.

Kenyan opposition leader to challenge elections results in court

Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga (pictured) on Wednesday said he will proceed to the Supreme Court to seek a legal redress on disputed election results that put him behind the...

All set for Kagame's inauguration


President-elect Paul Kagame will be sworn in on Friday for another seven-year term in office. The oath is part of the ceremony that officially marks the start of a new...

Two local startups compete for Rwf490m in Green Challenge


Two Rwandan startups have reached the finals of the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge, a global competition that attracts startups whose solutions aim to reduce greenhouse emissions.