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 Emmanuel Ntirenganya
Emmanuel Ntirenganya
RGB CEO Usta Kaitesi speaks to journalists at the closure of an engagement meeting between RGB and national NGOs on June 27, 2023 in Kigali (Emmanuel Ntirenganya)
Rwanda
40% of NGOs don't pay social security for staff
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Law
Life imprisonment reduction sparks intense House debate
Prisoners arrive at the Supreme Court for a hearing session during FLN trial on September 20, 2021. Sam Ngendahimana
Law
What are the four key proposed changes to Rwanda’s penal law?
MP Françoise Uwumukiza moves the motion related to enhancing participation of women, youth and persons with disabilities in business and supporting them tap into AfCFTA opportunities, during an EALA session that passed it, on June 22, 2023, in Arusha, Tanzania (courtesy).
Law
EAC: Rwandan lawmaker moves AfCFTA women, youth motion
Officers hoist EAC flags during an event at the East African Community headquarters in Arusha on July 11,2021.EALA urged the region to expedite sanctions against Partner States who do not honour their contribution.
Africa
EAC urged to speed up sanctions against Partner States not paying contributions
Residents wade through a flooded residentials area after the torrential rains that damaged 11 houses in Musanze District on Friday, June 23. Photo: RBA
Environment
Lightning strike kills 15-year-old as torrential rain batters Musanze
Officials light candles during the commemoration of the Genocide Against the Tutsi in Accra in Ghana. Courtesy
Rwanda
Rwandans in Ghana appeal to world not to shield Genocide perpetrators
Members of EALA during a plenary session that passed the East African Community (EAC) budget for the financial year 2023-2024 in Arusha on June 22, 2023. Courtesy
Africa
EALA approves revised EAC budget for 2023/24
The lawmakers expressed concern about  hunger in the bloc, and urged the EAC Member States to take firm action to address it during a plenary session held in Arusha on June 21. Courtesy
Agriculture
EAC countries challenged on meeting agric targets
A landscape view of Mahama refugee camp in Kirehe District. EALA) has said there is a need to expedite the adoption and implementation of the harmonised refugee management policy in EAC .Sam Ngendahimana
Law
Lawmakers push law on EAC refugee management
MP David Ole Sankok moves the motion on the use of EAC partner states' local currencies across the region as a precursor of the envisaged single currency, during an EALA plenary on June 21, 2023, in Arusha, Tanzania. (Emmanuel Ntirenganya)
Economy
EALA passes motion to expedite EAC single currency
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Africa
EAC urged to amend Treaty to recognise French, Kiswahili use
The Chairperson of EALA's Committee on Communication, Trade, and Investment, MP  Shahbal Said Suleiman, presents its report on oversight of the EAC's Civil Aviation Safety and Security Oversight Agency (CASSOA) in Arusha, Tanzania, on June 20, 2023. (Courtesy)
Aviation
Regional MPs tell EAC leaders to lower flight costs
An electric car at a charging station at Kigali Convention Centre on  March 30,2021. To accelerate the transition to Electric Vehicles and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from vehicle transportation, incentives on electric and hybrid vehicles and Electric motorcycles to pay an import duty rate of zero will be extended. Photo by Craish Bahizi
Economy
Nine products exempted from taxes in new budget
The development of 60 million litres for the Government of Rwanda’s fuel strategic reserves (Rusororo), in Gasabo District, was allocated Rwf13.5 billion. Photo by Sam Ngenda
Economy
Eight key projects to be funded under Rwanda’s Rwf5tn budget
EALA MPs follow MP Mashaka Khalfan Ngole, the committee's Chairperson as he presents the report during an EALA plenary session last week in Arusha. Courtesy
Africa
Report exposes issues ‘hindering’ Kiswahili use in EAC
Some MPs who attended the workshop for EALA parliamentarians on gender responsive budgeting, on June 16, 2023, in Arusha, Tanzania (courtesy)
Women
EALA women MPs turn focus on gender-responsive budgeting
The East African Legislative Assembly has unanimously approved a supplementary budget of over $11.9 million for the East African Community in the financial year 2022-2023. Courtesy
Africa
EALA approves $12m supplementary budget

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