Pursue win-win partnerships, Kagame to African ambassadors


President Paul Kagame has challenged African envoys based in China to pursue win-win partnerships as they engage with the rest of the world to facilitate the continent’s quest for development.

BRD, Govt to partner in $200m housing project for civil servants


The Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) has said that it will partner with the ministries of Infrastructure and finance, Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB) to design ways to start implementation...

EALA not giving up on bills returned by Tanzania


Regional lawmakers have told Sunday Times that they will not give up on three draft laws that Tanzania declined to assent to and returned to the House last October. On...

The liberation of South Africa wasn’t a one man’s prowess, but a continental struggle


African nations coalesced to liberate South Africa. After liberation though, the black people of South Africa were isolated from their African brethren by those who needed to oppress them.

Airtime vendors urged to be vigilant against fake currency notes


Following cases of elements attempting to defraud vendors of airtime vouchers and circulating counterfeit currencies, police in Kanyoza District met with the affected group operating in the district and urged...

Uganda’s police spokesman shot dead outside home

Uganda’s second most prominent police officer was shot and killed in his car yesterday along with driver and a bodyguard as he left his home in Kampala, police said.

Local govts asked to prioritise development of industrial parks

The Senatorial Standing Committee on Economic Development and Finance, over the course of the week, visited Sovu in Huye town to assess the status of industrial development.

G20 finance heads to reiterate forex exchange assurances

The world's financial leaders will renounce competitive devaluations and warn against exchange rate volatility, but they have not yet found a common stance on trade and protectionism, a draft statement...

Rwanda, China outline new cooperation areas


President Paul Kagame and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping have agreed to step up bilateral cooperation by outlining new areas of partnership. Kagame yesterday held a meeting with Jinping, where...

Gashora residents given the green light to exploit marshland


The Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources has launched cultivation of rice and horticulture on 750 hectares of Gashora marshland in Bugesera District, in a joint venture project under public-private...

Regional Assembly wants funding gap on next EAC Summit agenda

The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) has passed a resolution urging the Council of Ministers to find a common stance on partner states funding deficit by having it on the...

Invest more in agric performance to reap from its multiplier effect: experts


A single percentage increase in agricultural productivity raises other sectors’ productivity by 0.1 per cent, according to experts. Put another way, perhaps no other sector can cause as much impact...

Former street vendors breathe a sigh of relief


It is a hot afternoon when I visit a former street vendors’ market at Kisementi, Remera, in Kigali. The market structure can accommodate up to 30 vendors.

Kagame, Huawei chairperson discuss cooperation in Rwanda's ICT


President Paul Kagame and the chairperson of Huawei Technologies Ms. Sun Yafang on Thursday held discussion on how to strengthen cooperation in Rwanda’s ICT industry.

Kagame donates Rwf52m vehicle to cycling federation


Rwanda Cycling Federation (FERWACY) has received a Toyota Land Cruiser worth Rwf52 million that was part of the promises from President Paul Kagame to Team Rwanda following their historic success...

Uganda police spokesperson gunned down in Kampala

Three people including Uganda Police Spokesperson, Assistant Inspector General of Police Andrew Felix Kaweesi were shot dead this morning in the Ugandan capital Kampala.

High Court upholds Evode Imena bail

The High Court in Kigali yesterday maintained previous decision by Nyarugenge Intermediate Court which granted bail to Evode Imena, the former mining minister who faces charges of favoritism and unlawful...

VIDEO: ICT, broadband linking communities - Kagame


President Paul Kagame has called for continued partnerships in the promotion of ICT and broadband rollout, saying that they are linking communities and bettering economies.

Varsity students stranded as courses are suspended


AS THE FOG cleared over the country yesterday morning, Bienveillante Ishimwe would have swore it came with a damning symbolism to her education aspiration.

Inside kLab, Rwanda’s biggest technology innovation hub


A trip to the sixth floor of Telecom House in Kacyiru, Kigali, could as well be considered one into a place where dreams float in the air like giant hot...

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.

EAC Polythene Materials Control Bill debate postponed until May

It remains unclear whether the East African Community Polythene Materials Control Bill, 2016 will ever be concluded as debate on it was on Wednesday adjourned by the regional Assembly now...

Senate decries low number of women in grassroots leadership


Though the law stipulates that women shall constitute at least 30 per cent of all decision making organs, the number of women and youth in these positions at the grassroots...

50 arrested over attempted bribery since January

Since the beginning of the year, at least 50 people have been arrested in connection with attempting to bribe police officers.