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Rwanda suspends tourism, research activities from three national parks

In the wake of Coronavirus pandemic that has shaken the World, Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has issued a public notice that suspends research and tourism activities in three of the four national parks in the country. The parks where tourism activities have been suspended are; Volcanoes,...

Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 12:44pm

COVID-19: How do you keep students busy? Experts share their tips

On March 14, the Government announced that all schools and higher education institutions, public and private will be closed with immediate effect.  The move was to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.  The announcement left many parents wondering how best to keep their students...

Friday, March 20, 2020 - 11:12am

COVID-19:Congolese music legend Aurlus Mabele dies

Congolese music star Aurlus Mabele has died. He was 67.   He checked into a hospital in Paris, France on March 19, 2020, and died later that night. According to media reports, he developed complications arising from a stroke and coronavirus infection The shocking news of...

Friday, March 20, 2020 - 10:16am

[VIDEO] COVID-19: How are families equipped to keep virus at bay?

Since the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) hit the headlines, hygiene has be recommended by experts as central in curtailing the spread of the virus, which has so far been registered in over 170 countries, Rwanda inclusive. The outbreak which has not spared Rwanda was earlier this month...

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 7:42pm

Over 1,000 households to be evacuated from high-risk zones in Kigali

As Rwanda Meteorology Agency predicts heavy rains that are likely to cause serious hazards, the City of Kigali authorities have said that they are set to urgently relocate more than 11,000 families dwelling in disaster-prone areas. City authorities disclosed on Monday, March 9, at a news...

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 1:17pm

To reduce coronavirus risk, changes come for Catholics at church

The leadership of the Catholic Church in Rwanda has issued guidelines to its members as a protective measure from the novel coronavirus outbreak. Rwanda has recorded no case of the epidemic, however, the Government and other institutions in the country have continued to step up vigilance...

Monday, March 9, 2020 - 3:32pm

Local AI firm builds speech recognition for Kinyarwanda

Digital Umuganda, a fully Rwandan artificial intelligence (AI) firm, is building an automatic speech and voice recognition infrastructure for Kinyarwanda in partnership with Rwanda Utility and Regulatory Authority (RURA). The technology is part of RURA’s joint initiative dubbed ...

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 11:20am

Two local NGOs secure Rwf 360m Japanese funding for education, roads

The Japanese Ambassador to Rwanda, Masahiro Imai, on Monday, February 24, signed grant contracts with two local non-profit organizations to finance the road repairing skills among youth and the construction of new classrooms for a primary school in Nyanza District, respectively. Part of the...

Monday, February 24, 2020 - 5:45pm

Rwanda to showcase liberation history in new tourism product

Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has launched a new tourism product dubbed the Liberation Tourism Trail to showcase Rwanda’s history, particularly the one revolving around liberation struggle. The120-kilometer trail comprises 33 tourism sites across the country including battlefields,...

Monday, February 17, 2020 - 10:12am

New book cautions people on incestuous violence

Though most common violence relates to biologically unrelated people,  incestuous violence is a severe threat. That is what 32-year-old Namuhire Caroline's new book written in French entitled, “L’oncle gynecologue” loosely translated as “A gynecologist uncle...

Friday, January 31, 2020 - 5:28pm

Kagame pardons 18 juvenile convicts who excelled in exams

President Paul Kagame has exercised his prerogative of mercy to grant clemency to 18 minor inmates who were serving their respective sentences in the juvenile prison located in Nyagatare district in Eastern Province. The decision was announced Tuesday in a communiqué released...

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 12:16pm

RPF cadres commit to make sport an engine of Rwanda’s economy

Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) cadres have committed to turning the sports industry into an economic engine in line with the party's revolutionary ideology for sports promotion. In a one-day cadreship training held on Sunday bringing together RPF delegates from different sports federations,...

Monday, January 27, 2020 - 10:44am

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