Zambian president begins 2-day visit

Zambia President Edgar Lungu arrived in Rwanda Wednesday for a two-day state visit.

PHOTOS: Govt secures funding for central sewerage system


Kigali is finally set to have a central sewerage system following an agreement between the Government and two multi-national lenders to finance the much awaited project.

PM reassures on battle against child malnutrition


The newly established National Early Childhood Development Programme will help fast-track implementation of anti-mulnutrition measures in the country, the Prime Minister has said.

Senators call for change of family planning strategy


Members of the Senatorial Standing Committe on Social Affairs have called for revision of the approach in delivery of family planning services in the country in order to increase its...

Zambia president expected in Kigali today

Zambia President Edgar Lungu is expected in the country today for a two-day state visit. President Lungu’s visit to Rwanda follows a two-day visit to Zambia by President Paul Kagame...

32 Nyagatare teachers forced to resign


More than 30 education officials in Nyagatare District in Eastern Province have resigned since the beginning of February 2018. District authorities said the teachers failed to meet expectations and some...

Farmers devise measures to prevent recurrence of foot and mouth disease


Farmers in Eastern Province have turned to protected farms or indoor grazing to avoid losing cattle in another foot and mouth disease outbreak. The move comes weeks after the Ministry...

Govt eases filing of citizens complaints


Rwandans are now able to address any of their complaints to any ministry or other government institutions without leaving their places, Local Government minister Francis Kaboneka announced on Tuesday.

UNICEF launches worldwide campaign “Every Child Alive”

UNICEF launched a worldwide campaign “Every Child Alive” on Tuesday, to demand and deliver solutions on behalf of the world’s newborns, along with a new report on newborn mortality.

Kigali hosts third edition of Africa Fintech summit

More than 350 experts in finance and information technology sectors are meeting today in Kigali for a two-day summit to showcase Africa’s potential in the two sectors, as well as...

Ban Ki-moon to head global green growth body

Former United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has been elected as President of the Assembly and Chair of the Council of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI).

Bid for Rwf15bn Treasury bond closes on Wednesday

Are you interested in investing in the government Rwf15 billion five-year Treasury bond that will be issued Wednesday? Well, you have only until 4.30pm to participate before the bid submission...

Imported packaging materials to be struck off tax-exempt list


Government is set to remove imported packaging materials from the list of tax-exempted goods in a bid to ease competition against local manufacturers, the Minister for Trade and Industry told...

Retirees welcome pension increase


A presidential order determining new pension and occupational hazards benefits, which officials said could be published in the official gazette in a couple of days, offers varied increases to various...

Rwandan police officers awarded UN medals for outstanding service in Juba


A total of 183 Rwandan police officers, including 30 women, were on Monday awarded UN medals for their diligence and dedicated service under the United Nations Mission in South Sudan.

Why African cities aren’t funding infrastructure with municipal bonds


Cities around the world have been financing their long-term investment needs through municipal bonds for centuries. The first recorded transaction occurred in Genoa in 1150.

New law to govern faith based organisations in the offing


Rwanda Governance Board (RGB) has drafted a new legal framework to guide the operations of faith-based organisations (FBOs) which it says will help address illegalities and other inappropriate activities among...

SPONSORED: Vision Fund Rwanda launches clients’ children play and breast feeding mothers' center


Vision Fund Rwanda, one of the microfinance institutions in Rwanda has launched clients’ Children Play Centre and a place for breast-feeding mothers as part of efforts to enhance social impact...

RDF hands over bodies of Congolese soldiers


Rwanda Defense Force (RDF) on Saturday handed over bodies of three Congolese soldiers who were killed during a recent attack on Rwandan territory.

Dairy farmers welcome milk price regulation


Dairy farmers have welcomed last week’s directive on milk price regulation by the Ministry of Trade and Industry. The farmers say the regulation would protect them from unscrupulous buyers.

Substandard materials caused Muhanga church collapse – Police

Preliminary findings into what caused the collapse of a catholic church that was under construction in Muhanga District have pointed at use of substandard construction materials that couldn’t hold the...

IMF speaks out on Rwanda’s debt levels


The International Monetary Fund has spoken out on Rwanda’s debt levels, saying that though they have gone up in the recent past they are still manageable.

New wearable electronic device to revolutionize stroke rehabilitation

A new stretchable bandage-like electronic sensor, designed to be worn on the throat, will be a game-changer in treatment of stroke recovery, said a U.S. study released Saturday.

All 65 passengers, crew feared dead in Iranian plane crash

All 65 passengers and crew were feared dead in a plane crash in central Iran on Sunday after the domestic flight came down in bad weather in a mountainous region.