Disappearing traditional crops pose threat to food security, experts warn


Agriculture experts have warned that agriculture mechanisation, expansion of large-scale agriculture and new technologies have led to disappearance of local crop varieties as farmers look for more commercial varieties that...

Screening children for cancer is crucial, says Childhood Cancer advocates


24-year-old Karen Bugingo is a cancer survivor. At the age of 19, she was diagnosed with blood cancer, but has effectively fought and won her battle against the killer disease.

Karongi health workers launch Rwf350m shopping centre


Community health workers in Karongi district have launched a mall worth Rwf350 million that will be capable of fetching more than Rwf95 million annually. Dubbed 'Agaciro Legacy Mall', the complex...

'Rwanda nziza': Capturing Rwandan beauty through photography


22 year old Serra Galos is a photographer who mainly works for NGOs. His photos have been published in WIRED, Humanity Unified, One UN. He is currently a photographer at...

PHOTOS: BK solar power donation to benefit 2000 Nyagatare locals


Bank of Kigali has literally placed ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ in the lives of at least 2000 residents of Nyagatare district living under absolute poverty as per...

Celebrity chef Maria Elia brings 'Supper Club' to Kigali


Good food, good company, good wines and good cocktails. Celebrity chef Maria Elia’s Supper Club at the Turambe Shoppe in Kacyiru Friday night was a welcome departure from the usual...

Rwanda Shima Imana to be celebrated at village level


Today, all Rwandans will gather at their respective villages to celebrate the sixth edition of the annual National Thanksgiving crusade, commonly known as 'Rwanda Shima Imana'.

Rwf1 billion 'Ikigage' factory to be set up in Kamonyi

A factory to brew sorghum beer, locally known as 'Ikigage', and a non-alcoholic drink, 'Ubushera', will be set up in Kamonyi District, according to the Board Chairman of Southern Province...

Govt moves to prevent loss of funds in public contracts


State attorneys and legal advisors have been urged to prevent loss of public funds as the government moves to recover about Rwf1 billion won in cases against those who stole,...

Usenga, a teen who learned to recite "amazina y’inka" from reading


Heritier Usenga has the facial look of a child but his brain is like for an adult. By the age of 13, the boy from Gisenyi, was doing more than...

Farmers to get disease-resistant cassava


The Ministry of Agriculture has announced plans to ease distribution of new high yielding and disease-resistant cassava variety to farmers in Ruhango District. This was announced Thursday during the launch...

Kaboneka calls for increased tax compliance


Local Government Minister Francis Kaboneka has called on citizens to always clear their tax obligations in time to facilitate the government’s budget planning. He was speaking Thursday to Musanze business...

Private sector’s role in implementing SDGs


The UN Private Sector Forum 2017, held in New York this September, brought together corporate CEOs, captains of industry, heads of state and government, UN officials and civil society to...

MIDIMAR introduces use of cooking gas in refugee camps

The introduction of use of cooking gas in refugee camps is expected to reduce the rate of deforestation, extreme use of firewood and environmental damage, an official has said.

September rains kill five, destroy over 1000 houses

At least five people were killed, 18 traumatised and 1,170 houses destroyed following heavy rains in different parts of the country since the beginning of September, the Ministry of Disaster...

Five arrested over illegal acquisition of vehicle mechanical certificate

Five people have been arrested in Kigali for allegedly flipping their vehicles’ spare parts so as to acquire a motor-vehicle mechanical inspection certificate.

First wild rhino born in Rwanda in over a decade


The first wild rhino calf to be born in Rwanda in over a decade has been confirmed by authorities at Akagera National Park, four months after 18 eastern black rhinoceroses...

Former ADEPR head released on bail


The High Court on Friday granted bail to Bishop Jean Sibomana, the embattled former legal representative of the Pentecostal Church in Rwanda (ADEPR). Sibomana is accused of misappropriating over Rwf...

First Lady: Women, children deserve best care possible for communities to thrive


First Lady Jeannette Kagame has reiterated the need to invest in women and youth if communities are to realize inclusive socio-economic transformation. While speaking at the Global First Ladies Alliance...

A unified and assertive Africa Union will benefit everyone - Kagame


President Paul Kagame who is currently leading the African Union reforms process called for support towards the initiative noting that a more effective and efficient African Union is not only...

Prosecution links ex-FAR officer exiled in France to armed group in DR Congo

In the ongoing pre-detention hearing involving nine suspects linked to an irregular armed group, prosecution said Thursday they are investigating a certain Major Faustin Ntilikina, an ex-FAR exiled in France.

Lake Kivu methane gas project gets $100m boost


Two companies; Symbion Energy and Highland Group Holdings Ltd. (HGHL) on Thursday signed an agreement that will see the latter co-invest $100 million towards the extraction of methane gas from...

Muhanga constructs urban roads

Muhanga District has started construction of 4.788 kilometres of urban road network.

International Day of Peace marked with call on youth to foster unity


Rwandans yesterday joined the rest of the world in marking the International Day of Peace, with a call to the youth to embrace the culture of peace-making and for adults...