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 Emmanuel Ntirenganya
Emmanuel Ntirenganya
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Africa
Rwanda receives over 150 asylum seekers from Libya
Christine Uwamahoro, a market trader in Muhanga  said that before the support, it was a challenge to get a loan from banks but now she trades agricultural produce including onions, tomatoes, and peas. All photos were taken by Willy Mucyo
Women
How vulnerable women’s livelihoods are improving under a UN Women scheme
Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) Commissioner General, Pascal Bizimana Ruganintwari, delivers remarks during the Taxpayers Appreciation event on Friday, December 22. All photos by Craish Bahizi
Crime
Tax fraud: RRA exposes plot to undervalue goods
Delegates during the 21st Taxpayers Appreciation Day ceremony held in Kigali on December 22. PHOTOS BY CRAISH BAHIZI
Economy
Govt pledges to address VAT refund delays
Some of forty outstanding taxpayers of the 2022-2023 fiscal year were awarded during the 21st Taxpayers Appreciation Day ceremony held in Kigali , on December 22. All photos by  Craish Bahizi
Best taxpayers recognised as EBM use drives up VAT collection
The launch took place during a two-day EAC Regional Inter-Parliamentary Forum on Health, Population, and Development which was held from December 20 to 21, in Kigali.
Health
EAC inter-parliamentary alliance on digital health launched
(L-R): CEO of OCP Africa, Mohamed Anouar Jamali, Managing Director of Rwanda Fertilizer Company (RFC), Anass Khanchoufi, Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources, Ildephonse Musafiri, Director General of Agriculture Modernisation at MINAGRI, Patrick Karangwa, and Minister of Trade and Industry, Jean-Chrysostome Ngabitsinze observe fertiliser samples during the official launch of the Rwanda Fertilizer Blending Plant in Bugesera District on December 20, 2023.The newly launched factory has an annual capacity to blend 100,000 tonnes of fertilisers.
Agriculture
How Rwanda’s new fertiliser plant could boost agriculture
Workers at Rwanda Fertilizer Blending Plant, at Bugesera Special Economic Zone, on December 20, 2023. The factory is due for launch on the same date. PHOTOS BY EMMANUEL NTIRENGANYA
Agriculture
Rwanda to unveil multi-billion fertiliser blending plant in Bugesera
A  view of Kimihurura residential area in Kigali. Owners of residential and commercial buildings are obliged to submit copies of contracts they signed with tenants to an entity in charge of tax collection. Sam Ngend
Housing
Rental income tax: Landlords must submit tenants’ contracts
Ursula von der Leyen President of the European Commission speaks during the official launch of BioNTech’s first mRNA vaccine manufacturing plant in Kigali, on Monday, December 18. Ursula revealed that the European Union has invested more than €900 million (approx. over Rwf1.2 trillion) in Rwanda. PHOTOS BY DAN GATSINZI
Economy
European Union has invested over €900m in Rwanda – Von der Leyen
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Africa
DR Congo blocks EAC electoral observers
A resident casts his vote during the past elections. Presidential and parliamentary elections are slated for 2024. PHOTO SAM NGENDAHIMANA
Politics
Ten things to know about 2024 presidential, parliamentary elections
Samuel Dusengiyumva is sworn in as the new Mayor of City of Kigali earlier Friday. IGIHE.
City of Kigali gets new Mayor
Merard Mpabwanamaguru was the Vice Mayor in Charge of Urbanisation and Infrastructure in the City of Kigali. Courtesy
Rwanda
Rubingisa, Mpabwanamaguru exit City of Kigali council
Top (L-R) :Valens Uwineza, Urujeni Bakuramutsa, Arthur Asiimwe and Cleophas Barore. 

Bottom (L-R)  Lawrence Manzi, Solange Ayanone, Pudence Rubingisa and Samuel Dusengiyumva. Courtesy
Rwanda
Kigali mayor transferred as RBA gets new boss
(L-R) Ambassador of EU to Rwanda Belén Calvo Uyarra, Jeanne Nyirahabimana, the Executive Secretary of Eastern Province, AfDB Country Manager in Rwanda, Aissa Toure Sarr,  Minister of Infrastructure, Jimmy Gasore and Isao Fukushima, the Ambassador of Japan during inauguration of the 208-kilometer Kagitumba-Kayonza-Rusumo asphalt road project in Eastern Province on Wednesday, December 13. According to officials the revamped road has facilitated movement of people and goods, as well as trade.  Photo by Emmanuel Dushimimana
Infrastructure
Revamped Kagitumba-Rusumo road credited for easing movement, trade
Passengers do check-ups before boarding a plane at Kigali International Airport. Rwanda has emerged as the leading champion of visa openness in Africa for 2023. FILE
Tourism
Rwanda leads Africa in visa openness — report
Member of parliament Eugene Musolini addresses residents at Nyagihanga Sector, Gatsibo District. Courtesy
Featured
RPRPD urges timely registration of births, deaths for effective planning

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