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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

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

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