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Food delivery app CanGo folds after barely a month

A month after it expressed interest in taking over food delivery ecosystem, CanGo Africa has closed shop in Kigali and Kinshasa citing lack of funding. Formerly invested in taxi-hailing branded SafeMotos, the firm mid-last December announced it would fill the void in food delivery left...

Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 5:03pm

Rwandan chemists make case for waste sorting

Rwandan chemists proposed waste sorting as the first step towards sustainable solid waste management. They made this case on Tuesday during the 3rd chemistry workshop held in Kigali under the theme “Environmental problems and research of solutions” organized by the...

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 12:13pm

Sugira joins Rayon on a loan deal

Amavubi striker Ernest Sugira has joined Rayon_Sports from top-flight table leaders APR, on a six-month loan, which will see him stay with the Blues until the end of the current 2019/2020 Rwanda Premier League. The news of the deal broke Monday morning, December 30, after it was...

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 9:53am

Christmas night downpour claims 12 lives

Heavy rains that ravaged mainly the City of Kigali on Christmas night claimed at least 12 lives across the country with four deaths recorded just in the capital, officials have said. Unforeseen by the weathermen, the downpour in Kigali started around 7pm, and lasted...

Thursday, December 26, 2019 - 6:39pm

Farmers in the loss margin: If they stop, we're all gone

A study conducted by Transparency International Rwanda (TI-RW) on 600 participants from Nyanza and Kayonza districts, shows that low prices and unfriendly value chain cripple smallholder farmers. Only a few are invited to assist at the validation processes of price regulation set by...

Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 1:43pm

Rwandan scholars to get more scientific knowledge on preserving Genocide memory

The National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG), in partnership with the Mémorial de la Shoah, the Holocaust Museum in Paris, France has organised a training series on the Holocaust (Shoah) and the 1994 Genocide perpetrated against the Tutsi. The three-day training commenced this...

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 9:58am

Gender-responsive budgeting: a tough pill for ministries to swallow

A study conducted on five high-spending ministries and five districts by Rwanda Civil Society Platform (RCSP) in partnership with Trocaire Rwanda points at loopholes in their Gender Budget Statements (GBSs). GBS is a tool to drive and track the closing of gender gaps across all sectors...

Friday, December 13, 2019 - 12:52pm

Farmers appeal for ease of access to credit

Local farmer, already grappling with challenges of climate change and poor seeds, have appealed for increased access to finance. The farmers made the appeal on Friday during a dialogue organised by the Rwanda Development Organisation (RDO), which aimed to address the challenges that they face...

Monday, December 9, 2019 - 12:51pm

Emir of Qatar expected in Kigali today

The Qatari ruler Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani is expected in Kigali this afternoon, eight months after his three-day visit in April this year.  The emir is to attend the fourth edition of Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani International anti-corruption Excellence (ACE) award....

Monday, December 9, 2019 - 11:34am

Abunzi Week 2019: 97 per cent of disputes filed to mediators were solved

Statistics from the Ministry of Justice indicate that 97.8 per cent of the over 48,000 claims taken to community mediators commonly known as Abunzi, were solved in the 2018-19 financial year, a slight improvement from the previous year's 97.3 per cent. Land-related disputes remain the most...

Friday, November 22, 2019 - 5:38pm

Rwanda suspends Kenyan-made paracetamol over quality issues

The Rwanda Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has suspended a Kenyan-made Paracetamol drug over quality issues and ordered actors in the pharmaceutical sector to recall stock as more investigations are being undertaken. The paracetamol drug goes by the brand “Totomol 120mg/5ml” and it is...

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 6:23pm

Over 9 000 to graduate at University of Rwanda today

The University of Rwanda will today hold a graduation ceremony at the University’s College of Arts and Social Sciences’ stadium, in Huye District, Southern Province. The ceremony will be presided over by Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente. A total of 9 382 graduands from the...

Friday, November 8, 2019 - 8:45am

Inmates push for access to higher learning

Inmates at Nyarugenge prison, commonly known as Mageragere, have requested that they are facilitated to further their studies in universities and other tertiary insitutions to be able to have a better chance at life, once they have been released after serving their sentences.  They...

Friday, November 1, 2019 - 2:40pm

African internet body gets Rwandan as CEO

Eddy Mabano Kayihura was yesterday selected as the next CEO of the African Network Information Centre (AFRINIC), a pan-African internet registry. The 43-year-old Rwandan takes the seat that has been vacant for three months after the former CEO Alan Barrett resigned from the office. He will start...

Friday, October 25, 2019 - 4:57pm

Regional parliament to push for One Network Area

The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) has embarked on a process to gather information on possible challenges to inform appropriate recommendations that will help streamline implementation of the One Network Area (ONA) initiative and make it easier for people in the region to communicate...

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 6:25pm

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

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