SPONSORED: Men urged to be key partners in maternal and child health efforts


Men should be key partners when it comes to maternal and child health care. They should show endearing support in every possible way because this greatly contributes to the welfare...

Africa holds key to feeding 9bn people by 2050, says AfDB chief


Africa holds the key to feeding the nine billion people that will inhabit this planet by 2050, the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Akinwumi Adesina has said. The...

MINALOC bosses brief senators on housing plan


The government intends to spend the next seven years building model homes for vulnerable Rwandans as one of the ways to ease access to basic utilities like water and electricity....

EASF chief rallies for joint pre-deployment training


The visiting Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF) director, Abdillahi Omar Bouh, yesterday toured Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) headquarters in Kimihurura, Kigali.

BRD launches drive to fund local investors


Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) has launched a countrywide campaign to identify potential bankable projects in priority sectors. The campaign, which started in Nyamata, Bugesera District, seeks to provide loans...

More applicants failing public service job interviews – report


The number of job seekers who pass interviews for public service jobs is still significantly low compared to the number of applicants, a new report shows.

[VIDEO & PHOTOS] Model villages: How economy is growing along with fortunes of vulnerable households


It’s a few minutes past 11am. Thonis Uwamurera, 48, a single mother of three, is walking from her garden. It has drizzled, the sky is about to open-a perfect time...

Heads of MININFRA agencies sign performance contracts


Heads of agencies affiliated to the Ministry of Infrastructure yesterday signed performance contracts committing to fulfil specific targets in the infrastructure sector this fiscal year.

Civil servants to lose 25% of their salary for failure to declare wealth


Civil servants obliged by the law to declare their wealth annually but fail to do so will now be penalised with deduction of a quarter of their salary, the Ombudsman...

Call for new momentum to fast-track free movement in Africa


Policies that govern movement of persons and services on the continent must be tailored to the current needs of Africans, experts have urged. The call was made yesterday in Kigali...

75 to launch fresh lawsuit against DN International


At least 75 people who formerly delivered supplies or bought homes from the defunct DN International are preparing to launch a fresh lawsuit against the real estate developer in a...

Local enterprise wages war on dirty floors with an alternative to cement


When Gayatri Datar started social enterprise, EarthEnable, to provide locally sourced 'healthy' clay floors as alternative to cement, she did not expect it to catch global attention.

Environment museum gets new artifact


Visitors to Karongi-based Museum of Environment stand to enjoy more artifact following the introduction of new wares. The new items on the list include zoological, botanical, minerals items brought in...

SPONSORED: Over 400 get cataract surgeries as Rwanda celebrates World Sight Day


Margaret Nyirabashyitsi, sixty-eight, has been suffering from vision impairment for the past three years. She could not see anything around her clearly and was always in need of someone to...

Rwandan peacekeepers hand over new classrooms to Darfur school


Rwandan peacekeepers, code-named RWANBATT49, serving under African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation (UNAMID) in North Darfur, Sudan, have handed over new classrooms constructed at EL SIREAF High Secondary School for Girls.

Rwigaras bail hearing finally begins

The Nyarugenge Intermediate Court on Monday begun pre-trial hearings for three members of the Rwigara family. The hearing had been postponed on four different occasions.

Hotel operators appeal for lower interest rates


Banks’ high interest rate on loans is fast becoming a threat to tourism sector operators, industry players have said.

4000 tea seedlings planted at launch of planting season


There is need for closer collaboration between tea buyers and sellers to cut expenses involved before tea reaches the final consumer, the State Minister for Agriculture has said.

Police in new drive to end teenage pregnancy

Child marriage is a serious violation of human rights and the Rwanda society should be aware of the peril caused by underage pregnancies, especially to the future of juveniles.

Mining accidents claim 14 lives in one week

Police investigations have narrowed down to irregularities within the mining industry, precisely illegal mining to be responsible for the death of 14 people recorded last week in the Southern Province.

Renewable energy players meet in Kigali this week

Local and international players in renewable energy will convene in Kigali on Thursday and Friday this week to map out potential opportunities in the sector.

Death toll from Somalia bombings jumps to over 300


The number killed in twin bombings in the Somali capital Mogadishu over the weekend has risen to more than 300, the head of the city’s ambulance service said on Monday.

African ministers, experts meet in Kigali to discuss free movement of people

Kigali is this week hosting a weeklong meeting on the adoption of an African Union procedure on Migration, Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons, seen as a step closer to achieving...

SPONSORED: Business people pledge their contribution to increase tax paying compliance


It should be everyone’s dignity to contribute towards the country’s self-reliant economy by paying their taxes on time, top leaders have said.