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Rwanda, Turkey look to enhance justice sector cooperation

Rwanda and Turkey on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at enhancing bilateral cooperation in the justice sector. According to a statement from the Rwandan embassy in Turkey, the MoU was signed in Ankara, Turkey’s political capital, yesterday by Rwanda’s envoy, Amb. Williams...

Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 12:00am

World Cup 2018 groups announced

England have been grouped with Belgium, Tunisia and Panama in Group G for next summer's World Cup following today's draw. The event took place in the Kremlin's concert hall in Moscow this afternoon, with millions watching around the world. Gareth Southgate's side were not...

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 12:00am

Premier outlines govt education sector plans

Government is committed to revamping education sector to offer quality education that can contribute to development of national economy in various sectors, the Prime Minister, Eduard Ngirente told Members of Parliament. The premier was on Friday addressing a joint session of Parliament, where...

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 12:00am

Remarks by President Kagame at the African Union-European Union summit in Abidjan

Good afternoon. This gathering of Europe and Africa takes place at a time when we are all looking to consolidate the unity of our respective regions, and also collaborate more effectively, as work continues toward a post-Cotonou agreement. The institutional reform of the African Union, currently...

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 12:00am

Over 400 GBV cases to be tried within two weeks

The High Court plans to handle 440 gender based violence related cases within a period of two weeks during the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence launched last week. Justice Charles Munyantore Kaliwabo, the president of the High Court, said this during a press briefing in Kigali on...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 12:00am

RDB officials questioned over employee oath taking

Rwanda Development Board (RDB) officials Wednesday appeared before the parliamentary Standing Committee on Social Affairs, to respond to some of the issues raised in the report of Public Service Commission (PSC) 2015-2016. The Public Service Commission report of 2015-2016...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 12:00am

Prince Harry's fiancee Markle gives up acting, charity to assume royal duties

Meghan Markle has finally found her Prince Charming, but it has come at a huge cost, with the American actress forced to give up on many of her passions. Prince Harry's fiancée has given up on her career as an actress so she can take up full royal commitments in Britain, bringing an end to...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 12:00am

Kagame arrives in Cote d’Ivoire for AU-EU summit

President Paul Kagame Tuesday night arrived in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire for the 5th African Union-European Union Summit. On arrival at Félix-Houphouët-Boigny airport, Kagame was received by his host, President Alassane Ouattara, according to the President’s Office. The...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 12:00am

Kenyatta sworn in as president of Kenya

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has been sworn in for a second and final five-year term, a month after winning an election rerun. Several heads of states, including President Paul Kagame, and tens of thousands of his supporters attended the inauguration at a stadium in the capital, Nairobi, on...

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 12:00am

Health ministry deploys more specialists at district hospitals

The Ministry of Health has launched a fresh drive to see that district hospitals are staffed with specialized medical practitioners, on top of general practitioners who are predominantly running these facilities. The new programme launched Monday, will see specialists from different...

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 12:00am

Parliament questions officials on state of emerging crimes

A host of senior government officials, including ministers, appeared this morning before the parliamentary committee on budget and national patrimony to update legislators on efforts in place to fight a number of emerging crimes in the country. The officials included Justice Minister Johnston...

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 12:00am

AC Milan sack head coach Vincenzo Montella, replace him with Gennaro Gattuso

AC Milan fired head coach Vincenzo Montella on Monday and announced that he would be replaced by former midfielder Gennaro Gattuso. Montella was dismissed one day after a 0-0 home draw with Torino left big-spending Milan seventh in Serie A with 20 points from 14 games. The Rossoneri issued a...

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 12:00am

RDF destroys 130 tonnes of waste ammunition

Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) on Monday launched an eight-day disposal and destruction operation of more than 130 tonnes of unexploded ordinance and waste ammunition. The exercise that is being carried out in Gabiro military domain, Gatsibo district in the Eastern Province, is part of Rwanda’s...

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 12:00am

Miss South Africa crowned Miss Universe

Beauties from across the globe converged in Las Vegas Sunday, where Miss South Africa was crowned Miss Universe. Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, 22, edged out her rivals from Colombia and Jamaica to take the crown. Nel-Peters, a graduate in business management, said her disabled half-sister has been among...

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 12:00am

235 dead, scores injured in Egypt bomb attack

At least 235 people have been killed after suspected militants set off a suicide bomb and opened fire at a mosque in Egypt's  restive northern Sinai province.  The attack on Friday targeted supporters of the security forces attending prayers there, two eyewitnesses and a security...

Friday, November 24, 2017 - 12:00am

Emmerson Mnangagwa sworn in as Zimbabwe's president

Emmerson Mnangagwa has been sworn in as president of Zimbabwe, becoming the country’s second leader since independence from white minority rule in 1980. Mnangagwa took his oath of office in front of tens of thousands of jubilant Zimbabweans who had gathered at a stadium in Harare, after...

Friday, November 24, 2017 - 12:00am

Oscar Pistorius murder sentence increased to 13 years

A high court in South Africa increased Oscar Pistorius' prison sentence Friday to 13 years and five months for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal issued the ruling after the prosecution appealed his previous sentence of six years as too lenient....

Friday, November 24, 2017 - 12:00am

Former Miss Tanzania in town for KFM Instagram party

Former Miss Tanzania and movie star Wema Sepetu is in Kigali to attend the KFM Instagram (IG) party tomorrow, at Chilax Lounge in Nyarutarama. The 29-year-old socialite arrived in Kigali on November 22, and addressed a press conference before appearing on KFM radio. Wema, who is visiting Rwanda...

Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 12:00am

New report calls for urgent action on lighting up homes

A latest report has indicated that the world’s 47 least developed countries (LDCs) are falling far behind the rest of the developing world in terms of getting power to homes and businesses. The report, dubbed Least Developed Countries Report 2017, was published Wednesday by the UN Conference...

Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 12:00am

Mugabe granted immunity, assured of safety in Zimbabwe: sources

Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe was granted immunity from prosecution and assured that his safety would be protected in his home country as part of a deal that led to his resignation, sources close to the negotiations said on Thursday. Mugabe, who had led Zimbabwe from independence...

Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 12:00am