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 Emmanuel Ntirenganya
Emmanuel Ntirenganya
Farmers spraying pesticides in a maize plantation in Musanze. FILE
Agriculture
Drought, pest-tolerant biotech maize gaining foothold in Africa
The Chief Benefits Officer (CBO) at the Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB), Regis Hitimana, during an interview on the importance of saving in both pension plan and EjoHeza at RSSB headquarters in Kigali. Courtesy
Featured
RSSB CBO on why you should save in pension, EjoHeza schemes
Workers sort potato plantation grown in a green house in Musanze. Experts are meeting in Kenya in a conference that seeks to leverage technologies capable of advancing agro-industry for food security. SAM NGENDAHIMANA
Agriculture
Experts meet over harnessing agri-tech for food security
The Minister of Local Government, Jean Claude Musabyimana (R), and the Rwanda Country Representative for International Union Conservation of Nature – IUCN, Kaori Yasuda, plant a tree in Bugesera District, on October 28, 2023, during the launch of the 2023-2024 national tree planting season. COURTESY
Environment
Climate resilience: East to get largest share of targeted 63m trees
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Aviation
RwandAir expands fleet with new Boeing 737 aircraft
(R-L) Alfred Bizoza from UR, Patricia Ondeng, the acting CEO of the Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Isaac Kagara, the founder and President of AOTA, and  Frank Murangwa, director of destination marketing at RCB.
Agriculture
IBMA to focus on agribusiness models that will improve farmers’ income
Some of the 1,260 housing units that have been constructed in Busanza in Kicukiro. CRAISH BAHIZI
Housing
Over 1,200 affordable housing units completed in Busanza
 The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Representative in Rwanda, Kwabena Asante-Ntiamoah, during the African and Asian Parliamentarians’ Dialogue towards International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD30) and the Addis Ababa Declaration on Population and Development (AADPD10).
Economy
Africa’s youthful population can be leveraged for socio-economic transformation - UNFPA representative
Two people with disabilities are assisted to board a bus in Kigali. Photo by Craish Bahizi
Rwanda
6 things to know about census for people with disabilities
The Minister of National Unity and Civic Engagement, Jean Damascene Bizimana speaks at a consultative session with media on October 20. Emmanuel Ntirenganya
Rwanda
Media vital in fostering Rwandans’ unity, resilience – Bizimana
The Cabinet appointed Providence Umurungi as chairperson of the National Commission for Human Rights, replacing Marie-Claire Mukasine, on October 20. Courtesy
Rwanda
Law scholar to head Rwanda rights body
Participants and trainers pose for a group photo after completing a three-day workshop. All Photos by Craish BAHIZI
Featured
Rwanda mulls creation of unemployment insurance scheme
Some airplanes at Kigali International Airport during the CHOGM. The Cabinet’s October 20 decision to approve relevant deals with countries on the African continent, Europe, the Americas, and Asia.
Aviation
Cabinet adopts Rwanda’s air service deals with 15 countries
Mutuelle de Santé users wait to be attended to at Bugarama Health Centre. Photo: File.
MPs want hearing aids covered by ‘Mutuelle de Santé’
EAPC Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of the Media Council of Kenya, David Omwoyo speaks during the launch of  the East Africa Press Council in Arusha, Tanzania on Thursday, October 19. Courtesy
Africa
East African Press Council launched for free, stronger media
(LR)Ombudsman Madeleine Nirere and Deputy Ombudsman in charge of preventing and fighting injustice, Odette Yankurije and Deputy Ombudsman Abbas Mukama presenting the report.
Rwanda
Five key highlights from Ombudsman’s annual report
Some cows slaughted in Kabuga abattoir. Ministers, informed lawmakers on Tuesday, October 17 that a substantial 80 abattoirs have been shut down nationwide due to non-compliance.Sam Ngendahimana
Meat Safety: 80 abattoirs shut down, Govt to deploy private inspectors
Inside Nyabugogo modern Abattoir. The two ministers will respond  to concerns over slaughtering facilities that fall short of standards. Photo by  Sam Ngendahimana
Rwanda
Two ministers to appear in parliament over substandard abattoirs

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