RDF steps up fight against armyworm


The Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) has intensified the fight against the fall armyworm that has devastated farmers’ crops, especially maize. The pest has left farmers around the country worried about...

Muyumbu, home to Rwanda’s first Genocide memorial


Muyumbu is one of the emerging townships just outside Kigali. It is increasingly being inhabited by members of the middle and working class families, many of whom with jobs in...

UNESCO calls on governments to make higher education equitable, affordable


Ensuring those who need help the most are getting it and guaranteeing equity and affordability in regulatory frameworks are two of the ways policy makers need to consider in order...

Kwibuka23: PSF remembers slain businesspersons in Kirehe


Private Sector Federation (PSF) members in Kirehe District remembered fellow businesspersons who were killed in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in the district. The ceremony was held on Wednesday...

Munyagishari sentenced to life for genocide

The High Court yesterday sentenced Bernard Munyagishari to life imprisonment after finding him guilty on two counts. Munyagishari, 57, was convicted of participation in the Genocide against the Tutsi, and...

Rwanda-China relations present historic opportunities – new envoy


The current Rwanda-China ties present historic opportunities that both countries and peoples should make the most of, the new Chinese envoy to Rwanda, Rao Hungwei, has said.

World Bank scheme to support Africa’s top digital entrepreneurs

The World Bank Group has launched a five-month business acceleration programme, dubbed XL Africa, designed to support 20 most promising digital start-ups from Sub-Saharan Africa.

Supreme Court bans Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia

Russia’s Supreme Court on Thursday banned the Jehovah’s Witnesses from operating anywhere in the country, accepting a request from the justice ministry that the religious organization be considered an extremist...

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Flying car to go on sale

It may not be quite like the Jetsons, but for over a million dollars you too can soon fly around in a car.

US defence secretary arrives in Cairo for Sisi meeting

US Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis arrived in Cairo Thursday on the latest leg of a regional tour, as ties with Egypt continue to warm under President Donald Trump.

Worries over Trump policies cloud start of IMF, World Bank meetings

World finance leaders are gathering on U.S. President Donald Trump's home turf on Thursday to try to nudge his still-evolving policies away from protectionism and show broad support for open...

[VIDEO] Kagame to Djibouti MPs: African unity not theory


President Paul Kagame has said that African unity is the most practical way for the continent to reach its potential and to make the most of globalisation.

New anti-poverty project launched


The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has launched a new project intended to accelerate poverty fight among Rwanda’s vulnerable families in four districts of the country.

New World Bank report names Rwanda among most resilient economies


Rwanda and six other African countries have exhibited economic resilience in recent past that saw them post annual growth rate above 5.4 per cent in 2015-2017, according to a new...

Orphanage phase-out: Government to adopt children with acute disabilities


Three years since the government kicked off search for foster families for children living in orphanages and subsequently started to close down the facilities, the Minister for Gender and Family...

UN rights chief alarmed by rape chants in Burundi

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has expressed outrage at an apparent widespread pattern of rallies in several provinces across Burundi, where young men from...

Farmers urged to cooperate in fight against armyworms


Farmers in the Eastern Province have been called upon to cooperate with Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB) in the ongoing exercise to spray pesticides to kill armyworm, a devastative pest to...

Police issue warning against reckless driving

Police have warned motorists against reckless driving, saying violators of road safety standards that put people’s live in danger risk prosecution and revocation of their licenses.

Three injured as fire guts local beer factory in Musanze


Three people were injured and properties worth millions destroyed after fire gutted a Musanze-based local beer factory, yesterday. The incident occurred at around midday in Cyuve sector, Musanze District, according...

House help ‘thief’ fabricated boss’s bedroom keys

Rwanda National Police (RNP) has advised the public against keeping large sums of money in their homes, stating that the more money you keep at home, the higher you become...

EAC armed forces seek to harmonise college courses


Synchronising courses taught at Command and Staff Colleges of all the East African Community member states will help strengthen defence capabilities of the regional bloc, and eventually lead to a...

[SPONSORED] Vision For a Nation: Training nurses for sustainable eye care services


At least 670 million people around the world are blind or vision impaired simply because they do not have access to an eye examination and a pair of glasses.

Four killed in Gasabo road accident

Four people, including three children, died in a motor accident Tuesday morning, when a loaded truck lost control and ran over them. The accident took place in Nduba Sector, Gasabo...

Rwanda, Djibouti sign five bilateral agreements


Rwanda and Djibouti yesterday signed five bilateral agreements during the first day of a two-day state visit by President Paul Kagame and First Lady Jeannette Kagame to Djibouti.