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.

S. Sudan registers progress at peace talks despite disagreements

South Sudan on Saturday said there has been progress in the just concluded second round of peace revitalization process to end more than four years of conflict.

Rwanda maintains tough stance on used clothes


The U.S has made a fresh call for the East African Community not to phase out imported used clothes and leather products locally known as “Chagua”, but Rwanda says the...

VIDEO: Fixing security requires concerted efforts – Kagame


President Paul Kagame has said that adequately addressing security concerns is less about the number of people and agencies involved but more about coordination efforts among them.

EALA to debate state of EAC institutions


Members of the East African Legislative Assembly last week began a wearing road trip in their two-week on-spot assessment of institutions, installations and facilities of the EAC on the Central...

Rwandan makes a prototype that enables WhatsApp users to call without internet


Calling from Japan, China, United States of America or even from Europe to Africa, is one of the most expensive things one can do. Telecommunication firms charge a lot of...

10 ways the web and internet have transformed our lives


As years go, 1989 had its fair share of seminal moments. The fall of the Berlin Wall, the death of Japan’s Emperor Hirohito and the withdrawal of Soviet troops from...

Gakire on impact of Ingoma Nshya and Book of life


Odile Gakire Katese is an actor, director and writer by training but also prefers to describe herself as 'a cultural entrepreneur by force and professional dreamer by choice.'

Johannesburg residents join Rwandans in Umuganda


Rwanda's High Commissioner to South Africa, Vincent Karega, and Officials from his office yesterday joined South Africans to clean Diepsloot Eldorado Park and some of the areas of Johannesburg, in...

Surgical infections more common in low-income countries, study finds

Surgeries in low-income countries had higher rates of infections than those in higher-income countries, according to a new study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.

Painkillers could be doing you more harm than good

A majority of people suffering from body aches or pains caused by various conditions usually rush for over-the-counter medicines in an attempt to alleviate the agony before seeking medical intervention...