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Kagame sends warning to anyone attempting to destabilise Rwanda

President Paul Kagame has sent a stern warning to those seeking to destabilise Rwanda saying that he was ready to raise the stakes to protect Rwandans. Kagame was speaking at a ceremony to swear in new cabinet members and senior military officials at the Parliamentary Buildings in Kimihurura, on...

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 12:11am

Kagame says time is of essence to realise SDGs

President Paul Kagame has said that time was of essence for countries to realise the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015 for the year 2030. Kagame was presiding over the launch of the SDG Centre’s Sub-...

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 8:17am

Kabuye sugar factory loses Rwf6bn to floods

Kabuye Sugar Works Limited is set to lose Rwf6.6 billion in potential revenues after floods destroyed its 2,000 hectares of sugarcane – the main raw material in sugar manufacturing. Joel Uwizeye, Director of Corporate Affairs at Madhvani Group Rwanda – the parent company of Kabuye...

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 9:29am

Gakenke district leaders sacked

Gakenke-The District Advisory Council yesterday unanimously passed a vote of no confidence in Gakenke district Mayor, Epophrodite Mugemangango, and two vice Mayors; Winifred Nyirihirwe (in charge of social affairs) and Joseph Karekezi, the vice Mayor in charge of economic development The...

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 4:50pm

Governor intervenes in Gakenke corruption scandal

As Gakenke District grapples with corruption scandals, the Provincial Governor, Aime Bosenibamwe, on Tuesday met with district leaders. The meeting came on the heels of an extraordinary District Advisory Council meeting which interdicted four top officials over allegations of graft.  ...

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 4:29pm

MPs pass bill on firearms

The Lower Chamber of Parliament has passed a Bill that criminalizes the illegal possession of firearms. The Bill determines ways of acquisition, possession, carriage, manufacturing, selling, storage and obtaining all types of ammunitions and their accessories. Any person who exposes, lends, gives...

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 9:17am

Nyaruguru District officials arrested over funds mismanagement

Police yesterday arrested six Nyaruguru District residents over charges of corruption. Two sector officials, two cell executives and two businessmen in the Southern Province district have been jailed over various allegations including embezzlement, mismanagement of funds and other illicit practices...

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 12:00am

Savings culture takes shape among Ngoma farmers

Farmers in Rukumberi Sector, Ngoma District have embraced a savings culture which they believe will help uplift their livelihoods. The observation was made  yesterday by members of various local associations during their end of year festivities, in which they shared dividends among themselves...

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 12:00am

Experts warn of climate change effects

There is need for concerted efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change if future water insecurity is to be curbed, experts have warned The concern was raised by experts in climate change and water resource management during a two-day training of 18 journalists from various media houses in...

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 12:00am

Rwandan youth benefit from newJapan scholarship programme

Fourteen young Rwandans are set to pursue further studies at different Japanese institutions under a new scholarship programme dubbed Africa Business Education (ABE) initiative. The programme, that is implemented under the Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica), will see 10 Rwandans pursue...

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 12:00am

Policing a post-genocide society: Towards further reform

This is the eighth part of a nine-part series extracted from four of the recently published book, Policing a Rapidly Transforming Post-Genocide Society: Making Rwandans Feel Safe, Involved, and Reassured, authored by the Rwanda National Police (RNP).  By the late 1990s, the communal police...

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 12:00am

WTO chief in Rwanda over global trade deal stalemate

The Director-General of World Trade Organization (WTO), Roberto Azevêdo, is today expected to call on the Minister for Trade and Industry to discuss ways to end an ongoing stalemate in the implementation of the Trade Facilitation Agreement. The meeting with Francois Kanimba is part of the...

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 12:00am

Cassava farmers wary as viral disease ravages crops

CASSAVA FARMERS in the southern districts of Kamonyi and Ruhango have expressed concerns following a wanton attack of cassava brown streak disease (CBSD), which has decimated dozens of hectares of their plantations. Both the districts are major cassava producers in the country. CBSD is a...

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 12:00am

Mushikiwabo rallies Africa against terror

Foreign Affairs minister Louise Mushikiwabo on Tuesday called on African states to work together and take timely actions to address the global challenge of terrorism. Mushikiwabo, who was attending an extraordinary summit of the African Union Peace and Security Council in Nairobi, Kenya, said:...

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 12:00am

Leaking ‘flammable substance’caused city fire, witnesses say

Sparks from welding torches came from the second floor of a city centre commercial complex, making contact with highly flammable substances that ignited one of the wildest fires in the recent history of the City of Kigali, witnesses said. The Tuesday evening fire lasted for over 15 hours as a...

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 12:00am

Why Rwanda remains most competitive EAC economy

Rwanda has moved up four places in the annual Global Competitiveness Index, retaining its pole position as the most competitive economy in the region and third on the continent. The country, according to the 2014-15 World Economic Forum annual report released on Tuesday in Geneva, Switzerland,...

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 12:00am

Nyereka Ibiganzabyawe, home to disabled women knitting their way to prosperity

AT FIRST SIGHT, Jeannette Uwihoreye portrays the image of a perfect, young, energetic youth. Fairly tall, light-skinned and jolly, Uwihoreye’s physical beauty is striking. She exudes such confidence that one may think   she is a blessed young lady who is fully enjoying her youthful age...

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 12:00am

‘Umuganda’ goes continental

Youth from different African countries have started a new campaign dubbed ‘Umuganda Africa’ that aims at uniting African youth. Umuganda Africa is a brain child of  the founders of  International Hope Week Organisation (IHW), including Michaella Rugwizangoga from Rwanda, Hawa...

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 12:00am

UR medical students get scholarships

Eight students from the University of Rwanda’s College of Medicine and Health Sciences were yesterday announced as beneficiaries of a new scholarship programme. The scholarships were awarded by CKD Kochon Foundation run by the South Korea based pharmaceutical company. The programme targets...

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 12:00am

Regional workshop on child protection opens in Musanze

A regional workshop on protection of children during peace support operations started Monday at Rwanda Peace Academy in Musanze District. The director of the academy, Col. Jill Rutaremara, said the two-week training aims at equipping peacekeeping personnel with knowledge, attitude and skills on...

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 12:00am