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Justice minister commissions 400 police officer cadets

The Minister for Justice and Attorney-General, Johnson Busingye, yesterday, commissioned 413 Officer Cadets who completed a year-long cadet course at the Police Training School (PTS) Gishari, Rwamagana District. The graduates include 17 officers from Rwanda Correctional Services (RCS). The...

Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 1:27am

Govt turns to private sector to fund innovation village project

The cabinet this week approved the establishment of a special purpose vehicle (SPV) to accelerate the implementation of the Kigali Innovation City, a project aimed at driving economic growth through digital transformation. The setting up of the special purpose vehicle means the Government will set...

Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 1:26am

Rwandan engineer recycles glass to make eco-friendly bricks

Disposal of tonnes of waste glass is a major environmental challenge but one Rwandan says he has found an answer by recycling glasses and ceramic waste.  Eng. Aimable Mutabazi, 32, a graduate from the University of Rwanda, set up a brick manufacturing and construction company, Byiza Vuba Ltd...

Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 1:26am

Govt targets 50% electricity rollout

The government has said that access to electricity will reach 51 per cent by the end of this fiscal year up, from the current 45 per cent. Officials from the Ministry of Infrastructure announced the development in Kigali yesterday during the signing of performance contracts with its agencies. The...

Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 1:26am

15 arrested as police, RIB bust drugs ring

A joint operation by Rwanda National Police (RNP) and Rwanda Investigations Bureau (RIB) in the City of Kigali has resulted in the arrest of 15 people suspected of either selling or using hard drugs. The operation was conducted over the last two weeks. According to RNP and RIB, the suspects...

Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 1:25am

Imihigo: Put citizens first, says Kagame

President Paul Kagame yesterday cautioned local leaders and other government officials who fail to address citizens’ problems, urging them to focus on addressing the issues affecting communities. He delivered the message in Kigali while presiding over the dissolution of the outgoing Lower...

Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 12:52am

VIDEO: Who was the young lady commanding Itorero Indangamirwa’s military parade?

“I loved it!” That is how Ashley Umulisa Kalimba describes her experience at the just-concluded Indangamirwa series of Itorero. The graduation ceremony was broadcast live on public television and one of the most memorable moments for those who watched the show or attended the event was...

Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 12:28am

Rwanda, Moroccan firms seal major fertiliser deal

Rwanda has entered into a fertiliser joint venture partnership with two private companies aimed at reducing the cost and increasing the supply of fertilisers and boost agricultural output.   The deal, which was approved by cabinet on Wednesday, involves a Rwandan firm, Agro Processing...

Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 12:05am

First Lady donates cows to Gakenke residents

Faina Yamfashije, a mother of five with two children showing signs of stunting, is optimistic of reversing the situation thanks to a cow donated to her by the First Lady, Jeannette Kagame. Yamfashije is among 12 recipients of the cows that the First Lady donated to vulnerable communities in...

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 9:03am

Cabinet sacks entire division at Rwanda Biomedical Centre for causing losses

Thegovernment has dismissed all workers of Medical Technology and Infrastructure Division of Rwanda Biomedical Centre over inefficiencies that have affected the performance of the health sector. According to the minutes of a cabinet meeting chaired by President Paul Kagame Wednesday, the decision...

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 9:00am

Schizophrenia: Experts urge Rwandans to de-stigmatise patients with mental illness

Nyiramana from Muhanga was living a calm normal life until she suddenly started behaving in an alarming manner. Five years ago, 63-year old Nyiramana started to change her attitude and behaviour such as sitting alone and biting her tongue, said Jaqueline Umuhoza, her grandchild who takes care of...

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 8:52am

VIDEO: Rwandan cultural dance troupe visits Arsenal training ground

A Rwandan cultural troupe paid a surprise visit to Arsenal Football club’s training ground, London Colney—in Hertfordshire, and performed to a cheerful group of players and the coaching staff yesterday, the club said today. Arsenal stars—in training—were caught by surprise...

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 8:48am

Govt to spend Rwf500 billion on Imihigo

The Government will spend Rwf509 billion on the implementation of projects to alleviate poverty, the Minister for Local Government, Francis Kaboneka, has said. Delivering his remarks during the presentation on Imihigo for the 2017-2018 fiscal year and outlining the targets for this year, Kaboneka...

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 8:34am

Kagame dissolves the Chamber of Deputies, thanks outgoing MPs

President Paul Kagame has thanked outgoing Members of the Lower House of Parliament (MPs) for their work in the last five years they have been in office and encouraged those who will replace them to ensure that they bring new ideas to the House. The Head of State delivered the message Thursday...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 2:30pm

How foreign conmen robbed local businesses over Rwf300 million

One of the first victims was the owner of the new fancy office complex in Kimihurura. The next was a furniture company that supplied office equipment. The forex dealers then fell victim to the conmen who are now on the run. The forex dealers incurred the greatest loss. About two weeks ago, a man...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 10:42am

Five things you should know about your parliamentary candidates

President Paul Kagame is today set to dissolve the 3rd Lower House just days before the start of campaigns for the 80-member chamber. The country’s electoral commission earlier this week published a list of candidates approved to contest in the upcoming parliamentary polls, the fourth since...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 8:31am

NEC briefs candidates ahead of campaigns

National Electoral Commission (NEC) officials yesterday met with the political parties and candidates who will be participating in the September parliamentary elections to brief them about campaign guidelines. Speaking at the ceremony, the Chairperson of NEC, Kalisa Mbanda, told the candidates...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 8:24am

Businesses in Rubavu wetlands decry ultimatum to relocate

Owners of hotels, bars and other facilities in close proximity of Lake Kivu and protected wetlands in Rubavu District have decried a decision that requires them to vacate the premises ahead of scheduled demolitions. Authorities say several businesses illegally encroached on these protected areas...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 8:16am

Expansion of gorilla habitat is a win-win project, official says

Local communities around the Volcanoes National Park and the Government will both benefit significantly from the ongoing project to expand the gorilla habitat, according to officials from Rwanda Development Board (RDB). RDB is in advanced stages of developing and expanding the gorilla habitat to...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 8:10am

Number of female parliamentarians likely to increase

The next parliament is set to be dominated by female lawmakers as this year political parties have nominated more women compared to the 2013 parliamentary elections. At a media briefing held at their offices on Monday, the Chairperson of NEC, Kalisa Mbanda, said that the commission approved 521...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 8:07am