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First Lady Jeannette Kagame warns against selfish interests

The First Lady of Rwanda, Mrs Jeannette Kagame has cautioned Rwandans against advancing personal gains that destroy unity. She was delivering her opening remarks on Saturday, October 31, 2020 – through a pre-recorded video message – during the 13th forum of Unity Club, themed...

Saturday, October 31, 2020 - 3:18pm

Israeli firm launches business network in Rwanda

A team of entrepreneurs and business people under Israel based Empower Africa this week launched its business network platform in Kigali.  The aim, they say, is to collaborate with their Rwandan counterparts in different business sectors to drive economic growth and transformation in Africa...

Saturday, October 31, 2020 - 8:07am

PM Ngirente sheds light on 2019-2020 Imihigo performance

Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente on Friday, October 30, presented the performance of local and central government entities in Imihigo (performance contracts) for the year 2019-2020. It was in a ceremony of signing Imihigo of the fiscal year 2020-2021 that was presided over by President Paul...

Friday, October 30, 2020 - 10:38pm

Stop justifying mediocrity, Kagame tells leaders

President Paul Kagame has told leaders that Rwandans expect more from them, challenging them to step up efforts to fulfil their responsibilities, correct past mistakes and deliver on what they are expected to.  He presided over the signing ceremony of the performance contracts, locally...

Friday, October 30, 2020 - 8:58pm

Above-average rainfall expected in November

Rwanda Meteorology Agency has predicted above-normal rains during November in most parts of the country. The expected rainfall ranges between 100 and 300 millimeters, an amount slightly above long-term average of November. It will also be a little beyond what rained in October. The enhanced...

Friday, October 30, 2020 - 3:14pm

Revealed: How foreign registered vehicles evade taxes

A new number plate scam has emerged in recent weeks costing the tax authorities revenue as a section of car importers use foreign number plates to avoid paying taxes eligible for car imports. The plates are mostly from neighbouring DR Congo. The New Times understands that Rwanda Revenue...

Friday, October 30, 2020 - 10:32am

The wait is over: Boarding students return to school

On Thursday, October 29, secondary students returning to their schools expressed excitement after spending more than seven months of digital learning due to the Covid-19 pandemic. By 8:00 am, the first group of students had departed from Kigali Stadium in Nyamirambo, where they had all convened...

Friday, October 30, 2020 - 10:16am

Concern as Covid-19 aggravates food insecurity situation

The Covid-19 pandemic has slowed down efforts to fight malnutrition whereby some people do not have access to healthy foods, or lack any foods for their sustenance, actors in the agriculture sector and humanitarian agencies have said. They voiced the concern on Thursday, October 29, 2020 as...

Friday, October 30, 2020 - 9:17am

Kagame meets RDF officer cadets in Gako

President Paul Kagame on Thursday met and interacted with more than 1,000 officer cadets at Rwanda Military Academy in Gako. The President is also the Commander-in-Chief of the Rwanda Defence Force (RDF). According to a statement from RDF, the meet between the President and officer cadets was...

Friday, October 30, 2020 - 8:55am

Ombudsman throws out 419 appeal cases

The Ombudsman, Anastase Murekezi, has said that after reviewing 465 files requesting for fresh trials on the basis on unfair judgement, his office decided that only 46 of them (representing 9.9 percent) were on merit before he rejected 419 others. Presenting his 2019/2020 activity report to...

Friday, October 30, 2020 - 8:39am

Students express delight as they return to school after seven months

On Thursday, October 29, the first group of boarding students returning to school departed from the Kigali Stadium in Nyamirambo at exactly 8:00 am. The move is part of the government’s plan to help boarding students get buses in a bid to facilitate them as they return to their...

Friday, October 30, 2020 - 8:02am

Presidential Advisory Council meets, discusses post-Covid recovery

Members of the Presidential Advisory Council (PAC) on Wednesday urged government to put major focus on digital technologies and new areas that will drive the economy and transformation. This is according to Clare Akamanzi, the Chief Executive Officer of the Rwanda Development Board (RDB), who...

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 11:18pm

Gatete highlights Rwanda’s nuclear industry priorities

The Minister of Infrastructure Claver Gatete has said the government is committed to leveraging nuclear science and technology to drive Rwanda’s development needs, especially around energy, health, agriculture, and mining. This follows the approval of the Rwanda Atomic Energy Board...

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 6:18pm

What Gishwati-Mukura’s new global status means

Rwanda's tourism sector on Wednesday got a major boost after the Gishwati-Mukura landscape was recognized internationally after being designated a UNESCO biosphere reserve. Recognising Gishwati-Mukura as a biosphere reserve will foster economic development in the region while raising the...

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 3:57pm

ASSAR: A look at Rwanda’s insurance sector

Rwanda Insurers Association (ASSAR) earlier this month received new leadership, including the chairperson of the board Annie Nibishaka, who’s also the Managing Director of UAP Insurance Rwanda. The new leadership comes at a time the insurance sector is undergoing several reforms that have...

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 9:51am

Garlic farmers face severe losses amidst falling prices

Garlic farmers in Rwanda have appealed for government support, saying that the lack of access to market is hurting their earnings. According to figures from National Agricultural Export Development Board (NAEB), the country has over 13,000 garlic farmers grouped in 11 cooperatives, who produce...

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 7:11am

Media High Council roots for specialised reporting

The Executive Secretary of the Media High Council, Peacemaker Mbungiramihigo has said that there is still a need to build the capacities of the media so that it plays a role in the development of the country, and the media itself. This, he said, requires that the media furthers professional...

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 7:00am

Imbuto Foundation celebrates 15 years of promoting girls’ education

The Imbuto Foundation on Wednesday October 28 marked 15 years since it launched the Promotion of Girls’ Education Campaign (PGEC). Launched in 2005, the programme looks to sensitize girl children towards education. Under the program, each year, parents, teachers, local leaders and students...

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 6:27am

Lessons local enterprises can pick from Jibu’s franchise model

Rwandan streets in neighbourhoods and business centres are now surrounded by chains of both local and international brands.  This results from a few business owners with a desire to expand their footprints and, at the same time, raise a new breed of entrepreneurs. For the last seven...

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 1:04am

Flash floods ravage Nyarugunga neighborhood

At least 12 homes in a non-high-risk neighborhood in Nyarugunga, Kigali, were affected by unforeseen floods which resulted from a heavy downpour on Tuesday afternoon. Residents in the area have blamed the incident on ongoing construction works in Kigali International Airport, where the...

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 7:40pm

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