Kagame to meet Chinese President

President Paul Kagame is on Friday expected to hold bilateral talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping as part of his two-day official visit to China.

BK General Insurance begins operations


BK General Insurance, a subsidiary of Bank of Kigali officially began operations on Thursday, becoming the 11th insurer to be licensed by the National Bank of Rwanda.

I&M Rwanda named among top 30 banks in Africa


I &M Bank Rwanda has been listed as one of the top banks in Africa by a global financial publication, Global Finance Magazine.

Rwanda storm FIBA Africa Zone V semi-finals

Rwanda international basketballer, Kenneth (Kenny) Gasana, stole the show yesterday as the national team trounced South Sudan in a highly competitive Group A of the ongoing FIBA-Africa Zone V championships...

Trump proposes historic cuts across government to fund defense


President Donald Trump is proposing historically deep budget cuts that would touch almost every federal agency and program and dramatically reorder government priorities to boost defense and security spending.

Economy grew by 5.9% in 2016


Rwanda’s economy grew by 5.9 per cent in 2016 with gross domestic product at current prices estimated at Rwf6,618 billion, up from Rwf5,956 billion in 2015. However, the growth fell...

Prolonged foodstuff shortage to blame for consumer price increase – analysts


Prolonged shortage of foodstuff in local markets is to blame for the increase in prices of goods and services, analysts have said. They called on the Government and other stakeholders...

Red tape hurting business, says PSF


Despite the government’s efforts to promote investment, red tape remains one of the challenges frustrating both local and foreign investors, the Senatorial Standing Committee on Economic Development and Finance heard.

City wetlands earmarked for vegetable growing


About 600 hectares of wetlands in Kigali City have been earmarked for vegetable growing. The Ministry for Agriculture announced this on Tuesday at the launch of vegetable farming in Kicukiro...

Nyagatare residents donate tonnes of seeds to Ngoma


Nyagatare residents have given 34 tonnes of beans to over 7000 families in Ngoma District. The seeds will benefit families in the sectors of Remera, Rurenge, Mugesera and Rukumberi that...

Provincial authorities urged on collaboration with devt partners


Local government leaders in the provinces have been challenged to ensure better collaboration with development partners in order to ensure improved service delivery.

MPs in heated debate over Imihigo in private sector

The idea of including private sector in performance contracts, Imihigo, stirred a heated debate in Parliament, yesterday, as lawmakers discussed the Bill governing results-based performance management in public service.

Agric stakeholders urged to embrace value addition


New approaches to improve farming productivity even in the midst of climate change that leads to crop and livestock failure are key areas that should be focused on to ensure...

Rwandan envoy presents credentials in Iceland


The Rwandan Ambassador to Iceland with residence in Sweden, Christine Nkulikiyinka on Wednesday presented her letters of credence to the President of Iceland, Mr. Guoni Thorlacius Johannesson.

18 drug dealers arrested in Police operations

Eighteen suspected drug dealers, including eight women arrested in separate police operations in Nyarugenge District, were yesterday paraded to the media in Kigali.

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...