Kagame to African media: Tell your continent's story


President Paul Kagame has challenged African broadcasters to be more proactive in telling African stories and undo the current status quo whereby the continent’s stories are often told by outsiders.

African broadcasters’ initiative to promote culture, music


A new initiative by African Union of Broadcasting (AUB), which was launched yesterday, is expected to promote music and culture across the continent.

CFTA will transform Africa – Kagame


President Paul Kagame has challenged African broadcasters to be more proactive in telling African stories and undo the cPresident Paul Kagame has said that the envisaged Continental Free Trade Area...

Inaugural cooperatives trade fair due this month


More than 150 cooperatives from across the country are set to participate in an exhibition slated for later this month in Kigali.

Fortified beans to improve nutrition in ten districts

About 200,000 smallholder farmers in 10 districts of the country are anticipating high yields this season following the planting of bio-fortified beans that are rich in iron and other nutrients.

$100m innovation fund in offing


A US$100 million (about Rwf84 billion) fund designed to support startups is set to be launched later this year, an official at Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has said.

Cross-border expos open new opportunities for local traders


The Private Sector Federation (PSF) has embarked on organising cross-border exhibitions as part of efforts to link local exporters to their foreign counterparts.

Whistleblowers Bill back for debate in regional Assembly

The East African Community Whistleblowers Bill, 2016, is among nine draft laws EAC parliament is set to discuss and finalise as it was not completed when the third Assembly wound...

$4m architecture faculty building opens at University of Rwanda


University of Rwanda on Thursday inaugurated a new building that will house the School of Architecture and Built Environment.

Mobile app launched to track Africa’s fall armyworm invasion

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has launched a mobile application to fight fall armyworm, a crop-eating pest that has invaded thousands of hectors of farmlands in Africa.

Magufuli launches construction of new phase of standard gauge railway

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has laid the foundation stone for the second construction phase of the standard gauge railway (SGR) from Morogoro region to Makutupora in Dodoma region covering 426...

African justice ministers review CFTA agreement

Ministers of Justice and legal affairs from across the African continent are gathered in Kigali to review the legal correctness and fitness of the Continental Free Trade Area Agreement.

Rutsiro lightning kills one, four hospitalised

A pregnant woman was killed while four pupils were admitted in hospital in critical condition after being struck by lightning on Wednesday. The separate incidents took place in Dehero Village,...

FEATURED: Solid waste management gets better as RURA sets out to address challenges


Rwanda Utility Regulatory Authority (RURA) has urged companies that collect solid waste across the country to comply with regulations that govern the sector so as to improve service delivery to...

FEATURED: Center for research on minimally invasive surgeries to open in Rwanda


Due to improved technology in medicine, some medical practioners especially in Africa including Rwanda find themselves left behind due to lack of skills or simply because of the environment in...

EALA urges comprehensive action to tackle insecurity

If the East African Community region is to attain sustainable peace and prosperity the question of security ought to be looked at in a more realistic and strategic manner, regional...

PHOTOS: Liquid Telecom donates to Jordan Foundation


Liquid Telecom yesterday donated Rwf10 million to an organisation that works with blind children in Kigali, Jordan Foundation.

Real estate propels service sector growth


The contribution of services sector to Rwanda’s economic growth last year was big, owing to real estate, a report by the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR) released on...

Scientists decry low number of girls taking science courses


Scientists have called on education stakeholders, including parents and teachers, to rally young girls to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics courses (STEM), at higher learning institutions.

Leaders upbeat over new Imihigo assessment tool


The recent decision by government to revisit the tools it uses to assess the implementation of districts’ performance contracts (imihigo) is designed to ensure execution of priority projects, officials have...

RURA takes steps toward ‘smart taxi-moto’


Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) is mulling over the possibilities of harnessing technology to streamline the country’s public transport system. And the regulator has taken bold steps towards bringing smart...

Step up efforts to improve sanitation, local govts told


There is need to roll out training programmes for district officials in waste management, an expert has said. This would improve the capacity of secondary cities to recycle waste.

[Sponsored] I&M Bank promises a more enriched customers' experience


Ten outstanding individuals and private companies that excelled in providing services last year were rewarded for their commitment to good services and enriching customers’ experience.

[Sponsored] Over 8,000 Rwamagana households connect to national power grid


Residents in seven sectors of Muhazi, Gashari, Munyiginya, Nturire, Rubona, Munyaga and Kigabiro in Rwamagana District plus 42 church houses, 10 schools, two cells’ offices and two health posts have...