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UPDATE: Court acquits ex-minister Imena

The Nyarugenge Intermediate Court on Thursday afternoon dismissed all charges against former State Minister for Mining, Evode Imena, saying there was no incriminating evidence. This follows a substantive hearing held on 8 November, during which prosecution claimed the former cabinet member had...

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 12:00am

Kagame in Egypt for major business forum on Africa

President Paul Kagame has arrived in Egypt where he will join several Heads of State and Government in the Red Sea resort city of Sherm El Sheikh for the second Africa Business Forum. This year’s forum will attract about 10 Heads of State and Government, as well as dozens of top industry...

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 12:00am

PM Ngirente: We all have a duty to promote child rights

Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente Thursday joined almost 500 children representatives from across the country, for the 12th National Children Summit at Parliament. While opening the meeting, the Premier called upon parents to be good role models for children. This year’s summit was held under the...

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 12:00am

Court to rule on ex-minister Imena’s case today

The Nyarugenge Intermediate Court will Thursday afternoon pronounce itself on a case involving the former State Minister for Mining, Evode Imena, who was released on bail back in February. During the substantial hearing on 8 November, prosecution claimed the former cabinet member committed...

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 12:00am

COMESA makes new effort to increase intra-regional trade in agriculture

NAIROBI -- A new initiative has been started to enable farmers and agriculture traders to do more business amongst themselves in eastern and southern Africa instead of only seeking markets out of the continent. The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Business Council (CBC), a...

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 12:00am

Reds through, Ronaldo claims Champions League record

LONDON - Philippe Coutinho's hat-trick inspired Liverpool to score seven in their win over Spartak Moscow on Wednesday as they joined Sevilla, Shakhtar Donetsk and Porto in qualifying for the Champions League last 16. That quartet completed the line-up on the final night of group-stage action that...

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 12:00am

Kagame names new education, ICT ministers

President Paul Kagame has dropped ministers Jean Philbert Nsegimana and Papias Musafiri from the cabinet according to a statement signed by the Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente. Nsengimana has been the minister of ICT while Musafiri was minister of education. Eugene Mutimura, a researcher is the...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 12:00am

Japanese emperor's birthday feted in Rwanda

Relations between Rwanda and Japan are growing stronger 55 years since the two countries established bilateral ties, the Japanese Ambassador to Rwanda, Takayuki Miyashita has said. The envoy made the remarks Tuesday evening during a reception to mark the 84th birthday of Japanese Emperor...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 12:00am

Plot to Assassinate U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May Is Foiled, Sky Reports

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May was the target of an assassination attempt by Islamist militants that was broken up last week with the arrests of two men, Sky News reported.  Police believe the plotters planned to detonate an improvised explosive device at the prime minister’s Downing...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 12:00am

Prisons body refutes media reports about Genocide convict Mugesera

Officials from Rwanda Correctional Services (RCS) have dismissed allegations that Genocide convict Leon Mugesera’s health is deteriorating and has been denied access to medical treatment. This follows claims in the Canadian publication called La Presse, in which Mugesera’s family and...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 12:00am

Rwanda, Sweden mark 20 years of cooperation

The Swedish government on Tuesday marked 20 years in the country, having been here since 1997. Over the 20 years, Sweden interventions have been in the education sector, housing for refugees, gender equality, police cooperation, media development and efficient decentralization among others....

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 12:00am

Decriminalising defamation: scribes to petition parliament

The Rwanda media fraternity Tuesday resolved to petition parliament calling for the decriminalization of defamation as part of ongoing deliberations of the penal code that is under review at the lower chamber of parliament. The decision was reached in a consultative meeting that was convened by...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 12:00am

Man Utd, Juventus, Roma, Basel qualify to UCL last 16

LONDON - Manchester United and Juventus were among the sides to clinch a place in the last 16 of the Champions League on Tuesday, while Bayern Munich gained a measure of revenge over Paris Saint-Germain. United, Juventus, Roma and Basel all went through with victories in their final group games,...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 12:00am

Facebook launches messaging app for children as young as 6

Facebook has created a version of its Messenger app for children as young as six, in a move likely to raise concerns about primary school pupils accessing the social media service at an early stage in their lives. Messenger kids allows children to talk, send photos, videos and text messages to...

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 12:00am

National e-Waste recycling facility launched

On Monday, environment minister, Vincent Biruta and a number of guests launched Rwanda’s first National e-Waste recycling facility located in Bugesera District. Although the facility worth Rwf 1.26bn is under the ministry of trade, industry (MINICOM), it was funded by Rwanda Green Fund....

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 12:00am

Yemen's former leader Ali Abdullah Saleh 'killed'

Reports from Yemen say ex-President Ali Abdullah Saleh has been killed in fighting with his former allies. Media controlled by the rebel Houthi movement quoted officials as declaring the "end of the crisis of the treason militia and the killing of its leader". Pictures and video circulated online...

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 12:00am

Late City victories 'show what we are' says Guardiola

MANCHESTER - Manchester City’s third successive late victory “shows what we are”, manager Pep Guardiola said after David Silva’s 83rd-minute winner saw his side equal a Premier League-record 13th successive triumph. After late victories against Huddersfield Town and...

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 12:00am

Gov’t, World Bank sign Rwf 104 Billion deal to boost Energy Sector

The Government of Rwanda and the World Bank on Monday signed the first Energy Sector Development Policy Operation (DPO) financing agreement worth US$ 125 Million (approximately Rwf 104 Billion). The financial support which is in form of a concessional loan will enable sustainable expansion of...

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 12:00am

Rwanda launches green growth campaign

Rwanda will today launch what it calls the Green Growth Week with events scheduled to take place across the country. The drive, which ends Friday, marks the first time the Rwandan government has joined forces with national and international actors in an effort to promote and share experiences on...

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 12:00am

FERWADE: 2017 youth chess championship a success

The 2017 National Youth Chess Championship which concluded on Sunday at Kagarama Secondary School in Kicukiro district was a success, says Rwanda Chess Federation (FERWADE) president Kevin Ganza. Ganza who officiated at the two-day event that saw 63 youngsters compete in three categories: U-12, U...

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 12:00am