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I will recommend my friends to visit Rwanda – David Luiz

Arsenal Football Club star David Luiz says that he has had a wonderful experience during his visit to Rwanda and promised to recommend his friends to visit the country. “I’ve enjoyed everything in Rwanda since my first day, and I definitely would wish to come back in the future....

Sunday, October 13, 2019 - 10:24pm

Kipchoge busts two-hour marathon barrier

Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge made athletics history on Saturday when he became the first person to run a marathon in under two hours although his remarkable effort will not be recognised by the sport's governing body. The Olympic marathon champion and world record holder completed a course around...

Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 11:58am

Scarcity of public toilets in Kigali could soon become a thing of the past

There are currently 31 public washrooms in the City of Kigali. This presents a major challenge for a metropolis of an estimated 1.2 million people. Particularly, there are barely public lavatories along major roads across the city. “I recently felt like using the ladies’ room...

Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 12:18am

Rwanda to build over 350 pedestrian bridges to get communities out of isolation

Two pedestrian bridges were on Thursday 3 September launched in Muhanga District, making them the first of the 355 bridges that government in partnership with Bridge to Prosperity (B2P), an international NGO,  have agreed to build in the next five years. B2P has been building pedestrian...

Friday, October 4, 2019 - 11:15am

Religious bodies urged to join fight against child abuse

  The Secretary-General of Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) Jeannot Ruhunga on Friday said that the campaign against child abuse is not the responsibility of a certain single institution but rather a collective effort if the vice...

Monday, September 30, 2019 - 5:08pm

Young activists call for new approach in fight against teen pregnancies

The number of teen mothers in the country has been on the increase since 2016. For instance, between January and August this year, more than 1200 babies born from teen mothers, were registered just in Gatsibo District. During the same period, Gakenke district had the number double to...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 6:59pm

Rwanda to host Global Gender Summit

Rwanda is set to host the Global Gender Summit scheduled to take 25 – 27 November 2019, at the Kigali Convention Centre. The summit is organised by the African Development Bank (AfDB) with other multilateral partners and it takes place every after two years. While making his...

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 12:40pm

Catholic Church hails the late Chief Rwabutogo as Rwamagana parish turns 100

The Catholic Church has paid homage to a former Rwandan traditional ruler, Chief Francisco Rwabutogo, who offered land and other forms of support to the Church as it started operations in Rwamagana some 100 years ago. Rwabutogo’s name featured prominently at the centenary celebrations...

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 6:44pm

Meghan Nimwiza crowned Miss Rwanda 2019

Meghan Nimwiza was on Saturday night crowned Miss Rwanda 2019 bringing to an end the weeks-long contest that had stirred debate and public interest. She beat 15 other contestants in the final to take the crown. Nimwiza who represents Kigali succeeds Liliane Iradukunda, the previous holder of the...

Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 11:36am

Denmark extradites Genocide fugitive Wenceslas Twagirayezu

Danish authorities on Tuesday extradited Genocide fugitive Wenceslas Twagirayezu, after he exhausted all legal avenues to contest his extradition to Rwanda to face trial. Twagirayezu, 50, who is expected at the airport Tuesday evening, has been in custody since May last year and is accused of...

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 1:08am

Kigali Innovation City gets boost from Africa50

Rwanda has entered an agreement with Africa50, a pan-African infrastructure investment platform under which the latter will help develop and finance the country’s ambitious Kigali Innovation City (KIC) project. This was announced on the sidelines of the ongoing Africa Investment Forum in...

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 9:22am

Yvan Buravan wins Prix Découvertes RFI 2018 contest

  Rwandan singer Yvan Buravan has emerged winner of the Prix Découvertes RFI 2018 contest, an annual competition involving artistes from across Africa. The competition started on September 24 and the winner was announced yesterday, Nov. 8th. Buravan is expected to travel to Paris...

Friday, November 9, 2018 - 2:02pm

FEATURED: The Case for Clean Cooking

    Marie Madeleine MUKANDUTIYE from Ngororero district used to spend the majority of her day collecting firewood.  The amount of smoke generated from cooking resulted in vision and respiratory problems for Marie Madeline.   According to the World Health Organization, air...

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 11:54am

Kagame, First Lady congratulate Mushikiwabo

President Paul Kagame and First Lady Jeannette Kagame joined the rest of the world in welcoming Minister Louise Mushikiwabo’s unanimous victory as the new Secretary General of La Francophonie with pride.   Mushikiwabo’s election at the helm of the 84-nation bloc took place on...

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 8:24pm

Legislative elections: Voters, stakeholders weigh in on polls

At about 4.30am, residents in Kimironko Sector, Gasabo District, were jolted out of their sleep by music announcing that the day to finally cast their vote in the parliamentary elections had arrived. Not long after that, a male voice appeared on the public announcer reminding everyone that the...

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 3:55am

Eastern Province: Hospitals eye international accreditation

Heath managers in Eastern Province have committed to improve the quality of the services they give to patients as part of efforts to get international accreditation for hospitals in the province. Service delivery in hospitals was the topic on Wednesday and Thursday at a provincial workshop on peer...

Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 12:14am

Kigali vintage car show to attract regional exhibitors

The second edition of the Kigali vintage car exhibition slated at the end of this week is set to attract more automobiles not only from within the country but also from regional countries. Dubbed ‘Shyuha Auto Show’ the exhibition is slated for Saturday July 21 at the...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 11:17am

Japanese investors explore business opportunities in Rwanda

A delegation of Japanese top business leaders is in Rwanda to explore trade and investment opportunities in the country. The delegation made up of 28 Japanese firms as well as officials from the public sector. The mission is led by the country’s Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign...

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 11:40am

[PHOTO STORY]: First Lady Mrs Jeannette Kagame receives Mrs Peng Liyuan of China

His Excellency Xi JinPing and Her Excellency Mrs Peng Liyuan were in Rwanda for a two-day State Visit, on July 22nd to 23rd, 2018.   As part of the visit, First Lady Mrs Jeannette Kagame received Her Excellency First Lady Mrs Peng Liyuan of China, for a presentation on Imbuto Foundation'...

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 3:54pm

China-Africa cooperation is mutually beneficial

The cooperation between Africa and China is a great success in international cooperation. As the traditional friendship between China and Africa becomes stronger and stronger, there is all indication that China-Africa cooperation shall be more forward-looking. This cooperation is widely regarded...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 3:49pm