Kagame urges Rwandans to keep working together for a bright future


President Paul Kagame yesterday reiterated that cooperation among Rwandans had been at the core of the country's fast growth and urged them to keep up the spirit to ensure the...

Bad weather major threat to faster growth


With inflation contained at a single digit, and investment in infrastructure to boost energy generation and movement of goods and services scaled-up, bad weather and decline in international commodity prices...

No excuse for failure, Kabarebe tells youth


Defence Minister, Gen James Kabarebe, has urged students in institutions of higher learning to build on the achievements made by the country to uphold national development and security

Five arrested in over Rwf580 million UNDP scam

The Rwanda National Police has arrested five people in connection with creating ghost consultancy projects and stealing over Rwf580 million from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)-Rwanda.

Rwanda goes for a share of medical tourism dollars

Medical tourism has for long been a preserve of a few countries such as South Africa, India, Saudi Arabia and to some extent Kenya ” those countries with a long...

Rwf30 billion EU cash to boost regional integration


Trade across the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) region could soon be enhanced thanks to Euro33 million (about Rwf30 billion) earmarked by the European Union toward regional...

Col. Byabagamba, Rusagara charged


Col. Tom Byabagamba and retired Brig. Gen. Frank Rusagara yesterday appeared before the Military Tribunal in Nyamirambo where they were charged with different counts, some jointly others individual.

Eastern Province elects new senator

Gertrude Kazarwa has been elected Eastern Province Senator in a senatorial by-election held yesterday. Kazarwa garnered 371 (80.4 per cent) out of 461 total votes cast. She garnered 371 (80.4...

Rwandans benefit from Chinese scholarships


The Chinese government has awarded scholarships to 35 Rwandan students to pursue studies in various disciplines at various levels of higher education in China. The scholarships were awarded through the...

Bugesera District gets Rwf362 million school

Plan International Rwanda has inaugurated a fully furnished school worth Rwf362m constructed to support the government's initiative of 12 Years Basic Education (12YBE), in Bugesera District.

Court remands Ruhango family murder suspects

The Muhanga Intermediate Court on Thursday denied bail to four suspects accused of involvement in the murder of six family members in Byimana Sector, Ruhango District earlier this month.

Terror trial verdict suspended

The Military High Court yesterday decided to delay a verdict in the case involving Lt. Joel Mutabazi and 15 others facing charges related to terrorism, saying it needed more time...

Burera island school's long wait for transport vessel

Teachers and pupils of Birwa 1 Primary School located on Birwa 1 island of Lake Burera have for long waited for a modern boat and lifesaver jackets to facilitate their...

Key suspects in Kayumba shooting found not guilty

A South African court has acquitted the two key suspects in the attempted murder of Rwandan exile Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa.

Rwanda, Singapore sign tax pact


Rwanda and Singapore have signed a Double Taxation Avoidance (DTA) Agreement. The agreement was signed on Tuesday by Rwanda's Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Louise Mushikiwabo, and her Singaporean...

Economy to grow by 5.7%

Rwanda's economy is steadily recovering from the 2013 slowdown with the World Bank projecting a 5.7 per cent growth rate for 2014, slightly lower than the government and the International...

Women urged to promote 'Ndi Umunyarwanda' in families

WOMEN should leverage their previleged position of being the heartbeat of every household to promote the 'Ndi Umunyarwanda' programme in their respective families.

Egyptian envoy bids farewell to Kagame


After four years serving as Egyptian Ambassador to Rwanda, Khaled Adbel-Salam, yesterday bade farewell to President Paul Kagame at Village Urugwiro.

Prosecution grills woman arrested with cocaine

Hasifa Ddungu, a British citizen suspected of drug trafficking, yesterday appeared before prosecutors for questioning as they continue to build a case in which she is accused of trafficking a...

Meet the Genocide survivor who lives caring for mentally ill


AS MACHETE-WIELDING militiamen rummaged swamps and bushes, houses and churches hunting for Tutsi during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, Cecile Umurazawase, 37, was among those being sought to be...

MTN connects Bugesera orphanage to solar energy

Mobisol, a German Company generating power from solar energy sources, on Wednesday, marked the 1000th solar home system installation in Abajambo Orphanage, Nyamata Sector in Bugesera District.

Rwf15bn Treasury bond oversubscribed by 232%


The Rwf15 billion Treasury bond has been oversubscribed by 232 per cent, the highest ever subscription recorded by any government bond, receiving bids worth Rwf34.8 billion.

World Bank tips government on mining


The government should increase its allocation to geological research to woo more foreign direct investment in the mining sector, the World Bank has said.

Lt. Mutabazi judgment suspended as court conducts further investigation


The presiding judge in the case involving Lt Joel Mutabazi and 15 others accused of terrorism and treason among other charges has postponed judgment and adjourned the trial until 12,...