Fire outbreaks: Probe report faults institutions


A commission of inquiry established to investigate the cause of recent fires that ravaged several structures, including shops and prisons, has put several institutions to task over failure to manage...

How Rwanda has performed in key global economy reports


Rwanda's impressive business rankings are a result of a variety of different policies and reforms that the government has put in place in the economic arena and beyond.

Former senator Nzirasanaho's Genocide guilt verdict quashed


The High Court has acquitted Anastase Nzirasanaho of genocide charges, overturning a decision by a lower court that had convicted the former senator and sentenced him to life in prison...

65-year-old man seeks change of name after cleft lip surgery


A 65-year-old man who underwent cleft lip operation yesterday, has vowed to change his name linked to his former deformity.

Embrace best practices to boost production, farmers told


FARMERS have been urged to adopt best farming practices and exploit available technologies in order to increase their productivity and improve their living conditions.

AU rebuffs HRW report of peacekeepers' sexual harassment in Somalia

The African Union (AU) has dismissed as unfounded a report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) that accused African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) peacekeepers of sexually abusing Somali women at...

Female warders key to modernising correctional services “ Rwarakabije

Rwanda has prioritised female prisons officers in the country's quest to modernise the correctional system, the Commissioner General of Rwanda Correctional Service, Maj. Gen. Paul Rwarakabije, has said.

Calls to inculcate reading culture in children

The Minister for Sports and Culture, Joseph Habineza, has called on urged school-going children to embrace the culture of reading so as to grow their cognitive abilities.

Leaders told to set realistic targets


Prime Minister Anastase Murekezi yesterday told local government leaders to draw performance contracts (Imihigo) that are achievable and avoid any ambiguities, duplication of responsibilities and unrealistic targets.

How online platform will curb queuing at government offices


The inconvenience of travelling to public offices, walking between desks, enduring long queues and being bounced occasionally, all to process documents such as passports, trading licences, among others, could soon...

4G LTE rollout pushed to October


The long-awaited Fourth Generation Long-Term Evolution (4G LTE) Internet did not kick off on September 1 as earlier envisioned due to technical and contractual challenges, an official at the Rwanda...

SMEs urged to maximise upcoming global export meet


Rwanda's competitiveness and export capacity could soon be enhanced, thanks to the World Export Development Forum (WEDF) due in Kigali next week.

No need for 'Hotel Rwanda' brand as Kempinski takes over Mille Collines


Earlier this year, 41-year-old Hôtel des Mille Collines got 'married' to the 117-year-old management firm Kempinski. Some news outlets reported it as a 'takeover' which it wasn't because Mickor Investment...

Banks post improved performance despite falling exchange gains


Most of the banks in the country posted better performance in the first half of this year compared to the same period last year, going by their recently published balance...

Rwandan peacekeepers professional, duty bound “ CAR President

The President of the Central African Republic (CAR), Catherine Samba-Panza, has extended a vote of confidence to Rwandan Peacekeepers deployed in her country.

Regional military colleges seek harmonised curriculum


Commanders of the Senior Command and Staff Colleges from around the region are meeting in Musanze District to review and harmonise the curricula of the major regional military colleges.

Dr Kalibata lands continental agric job


Former Minister for Agriculture and Animal Resources Agnes Kalibata has been appointed the interim President of The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (Agra), a continental agricultural organisation that...

Rwanda can 'mine' EDPRS2 results “ World Bank expert


An expert with the World Bank has commended the Rwandan policy on developing the mining sector, saying that public investments in the sector made by government, annually, is an example...

WHO expects Ebola vaccine by November


THE death toll from the Ebola outbreak has surged to over 2,000, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday, as it expressed optimism voiced hope that a vaccine could...

African Union urged to step up efforts against FDLR militia


The African Union has expressed concern over the worsening acts of terror by outlawed groups on the continent.

Policing a post-Genocide society: Establishing the RNP


Towards the latter part of 1999, concrete measures to merge the three organs into a single entity were proposed by the committee appointed to look into the matter.

Calls for reading culture as Rwanda marks Literacy Day


Experts have warned that unless the reading culture in the country improves, it will be a long way before Rwanda attains its aspirations of being a knowledge-based economy.

Police welcome World Economic Forum ranking

Rwanda was last week ranked the best country in Africa and 21st globally where citizens trust and rely on Police services to enforce law and order with 5.8 out of...

Rwanda needs to broaden tax base “ PM


The Prime Minister, Anastase Murekezi, yesterday called for broadening of tax revenue base as well as more transparency in public finance management so as to spur national development.