MC Philos: Pharmacist, Event MC, gospel singer


As a young boy growing up, his burning desire was to become one of two things –a journalist, or a medical doctor. Today, he juggles a handful of occupations that...

EAC manufacturers call for local content

EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY (EAC) region should develop a regional local content policy and strategy for better coordination of local content initiatives, the just-concluded second East African Manufacturing Business Summit in...

Do not allow talent go to waste, Kagame says


President Paul Kagame has urged responsible institutions to help develop potential among Rwandans to compete at the international level in various disciplines and ensure that no potential is wasted.

Progress comes from empowering citizens, says President Kagame


President Paul Kagame thanked the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) and Partners in Health for its role in advancing global health delivery by training the next generation of global...

Why every Rwandan should visit cultural museums


It will be too difficult for the young generation to sustain ancient values and knowledge let alone survive waves of globalisation, if they don’t take time to learn from a...

Sagini, Nubian Gypsies rock as Kigali Jazz Junction moves outdoors


For the first time since its inception in 2014, Neptunez took place in the huge outdoor marquee at the Kigali Serena Hotel. Previous editions have consistently been held in the...

Agroforestry will boost food security and nature in Rwanda, says Expert


Agroforestry has potential to improve the production of food, grass for livestock, and forest products as well as a comfortable habitat for wildlife, according to Dr Sara Scherr, the Chief...

Sri Lanka floods: Nearly 500,000 displaced as death toll rises to 122


Floods and landslides in Sri Lanka’s southern and western regions have killed at least 122 people and damaged more than 1,700 homes, officials said on Saturday.

Venezuela bans imports of gas masks, bulletproof vests – courier services

Courier services have told customers that the Venezuelan customs authority has banned them from importing items such as gas masks, slingshots and bulletproof vests used by some demonstrators in anti-government...

Experts want more citizens’ role in preparing third devt blueprint


Citizens should be more engaged in the planning of the country’s third Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS 3) if it is to deliver Rwanda to more prosperity in...

Cleared for take-off: RwandAir begins London flights


At exactly 12:55pm local time, RwandAir’s Airbus A330-300 took off from Kigali International Airport heading to Gatwick International Airport, London’s second busiest airport.

Study says local media weak in citizen-centred reporting


A survey dubbed 'Media and policymaking in Rwanda' has found that only 4.2 per cent of stories published by newspapers and broadcast by radio and TV stations come from citizens.

How improved banana growing has boosted livelihood in Kayonza


For many years, Eugene Rusanganwa used to practise traditional banana farming, resulting in low yields. This, he says, was due to rudimentary practices, lack of modern farming skills, and unavailability...

Masked gunmen kill 28 in attack on Christians in Egypt

Gunmen attacked a group of Coptic Christians traveling to a monastery in southern Egypt on Friday, killing 28 people and wounding 24, with many children among the victims, Health Ministry...

US Embassy pledges more support to Rwandan Muslims

The embassy of the United States of America in Rwanda has promised a stronger partnership with the Rwandan Muslim Community, especially in the sector of education.

New human rights commissioners sworn in

Three commissioners in the National Human Rights Commission were on Thursday sworn in at the Supreme Court.

10 vulnerable families in Gatsibo get cows

Ten families ranked under the first and second categories of Ubudehe were this week given two hybrid dairy cows each under the one-cow-per househould programme.

Manufacturers call for government-led industrialization as Kigali summit ends

There need for partnerships that are government led to take on large scale industrialization projects as a way of boosting the region’s manufacturing sector.

Read, write about the Genocide-Youth told


The Rwandan youth have been urged to extensively read and write books about the Genocide against the Tutsi, to know more about it and fight its denial from an informed...

Rwanda marks International museums day


Rwanda will Friday mark the International day of Museums, with a call for increased domestic tourism-specifically paying more attention on the significance of museums on the socio-economic transformation of the...

Kagame meets Wharton Business School students


President Paul Kagame yesterday evening hosted students of Wharton Business School from the US, who are on a three-day visit to Rwanda.

African Day: Call for freedom of mind


Members of the Rwandan Chapter of the Pan African Movement (PAM) and other Pan-Africanists gathered in Kigali, yesterday, to celebrate the African Liberation Day.

How region’s Diaspora community can spur the manufacturing sector


The East African Diaspora community can add great value to human and financial capital needed as the region embarks on a bold transformation agenda and seeks to end dependence on...

New REG boss says to prioritise off-grid energy


With about seven months left to 2018, the new Rwanda Energy Group (REG) chief executive, Ron Weiss, is reviewing targets of generating about 563 megawatts by next year to determine...