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Accountability: PAC hearings to begin on Monday, go virtual

Over 50 public institutions will, beginning Monday, September 14, appear before the Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) as the committee embarks on the process to probe the poor management of state finances. According to a statement from Parliament, the leaders of these entities...

Monday, September 14, 2020 - 4:59am

Covid-19: Nyabugogo Market to reopen on Tuesday

The City of Kigali on Sunday, September 13, announced that Nyabugogo Market commonly known as ‘Kwa Mutangana' will reopen on Tuesday, September 15. The move, said the City, was based on a health assessment and the level of Covid-19 prevention preparedness of people who work in the...

Monday, September 14, 2020 - 4:55am

FEATURED: Drive to bridge gender gaps in private sector gains momentum

In partnership with the Gender Monitoring Office (GMO) and two UN agencies, Rwanda’s Private Sector Federation (PSF) has embarked on an initiative to eradicate rampant gender gaps which remain rampant in different industries. Driven by a four-year Gender Mainstreaming Strategy, the...

Monday, September 14, 2020 - 12:07am

Nyamagabe: RNP donates bull to residents of Subukiniro village

Rwanda National Police (RNP) has donated a bull to the village of Subukiniro in Rugwogwe Cell, Uwinkingi Sector of Nyamagabe District to help the local farmers increase hybrid cows, improve breeds and raise milk production. The bull pledged by RNP to Sebukiniro village last month was officially...

Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 9:36am

Severe malaria drops by 38% in Rwanda

In its annual Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases Report, the Ministry of Health says that the national malaria incidence reduced from 401 cases per 1,000-person in 2017-2018 fiscal year to 200 cases per 1,000-person in 2019-2020. According to the report, 4,358 cases of severe malaria (...

Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 2:06pm

Gatsibo: Flood prone trading centre to be relocated

Nyagahanga, a quite old and remote but poorly located trading centre in Nyagahanga Cell in Gatsibo District, is set to be relocated from a high-risk zone, which is prone to flooding. The shops in the trading centre and neighbouring residential houses, which belong to about 50 families, will...

Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 12:39pm

Govt woos investors for Kigali recreational zones

The Ministry of Environment and the City of Kigali have urged investors to venture into dedicated recreational zones as Kigali continues to build on its vibrancy.  The call follows the launch of the revised Kigali City Master Plan and Wetland Master Plan last week. At least 6 percent of...

Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 12:32pm

Rwanda set to collect 10,000 tonnes of e-waste annually

By the end of 2020, all districts will have e-waste collection points that could help Rwanda collect over 10,000 tonnes per year for dismantling and recycling. The development was revealed during the launch of an E-waste collection point in Huye district and conclusion of training for 300 repair...

Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 12:01pm

Artificial intelligence to revolutionise health in lower-income countries

In the wake of Covid-19, countries with strong health systems and heavy investments in the health sector were believed to have an upper hand against the disease. But as it ravaged the globe, the narrative changed. Some of the world’s biggest economies were the worst hit while emerging...

Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 10:06am

Modern technologies will transform agriculture, Kagame says

President Paul Kagame has emphasized the need to invest in modern technologies as one of key metrics to drive Africa’s agricultural sector and agribusiness activities. He was speaking during a Presidential Panel at the just-concluded African Green Revolution Forum 2020, hosted by Rwanda...

Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 7:42am

Why Rwanda needs law on use of genetic resources

A number of testimonies recently compiled in ‘a Tool Kit and Guideline on access to Genetic Resources’, shows why Rwanda needs a law on exploiting genetic resources. Genetic material is any material of plant, animal, microbial, bacteria or other origin used for research or product...

Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 7:06am

Rwandan court backs surrogacy in landmark ruling

Nyarugenge Intermediate Court on Friday, September 11 ruled in favour of a couple that has for months pursued legal approval to have a child by surrogacy. The case had ignited debate among legal practitioners and human rights activists for the past three months. On June 30 this...

Friday, September 11, 2020 - 10:58pm

Report: Global trade system unfair for Africa

The current global trade system overseen by the World Trade Organisation (WTO) is unfair to Africa, a report that surveyed chief executive officers from across the continent, has shown. A survey commissioned by the Pan-African Private Sector Trade and Investment Committee (PAFTRAC) highlighted...

Friday, September 11, 2020 - 3:01pm

Kenyan candidate for WTO top job pledges to double intra-Africa trade

Amina Mohamed, the Kenyan candidate for the position of Director General at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) has promised to advance an open trading system once given the mandate. She made this promise while addressing a virtual meeting with East African Community business leaders this week...

Friday, September 11, 2020 - 12:25pm

Covid-19 infections in Africa on downward trend – report

The number of Covid-19 cases in Africa shrank by 17 percent in the past week, maintaining a continued decrease in the past seven weeks, according to the WHO African Region situation report. Between September 2 and 8, a total of 34,564 new cases were reported from 45 African countries, marking a...

Friday, September 11, 2020 - 12:22pm

Kagame joins world leaders to mobilise funding for Covid-19 vaccine

President Paul Kagame has said that the initiative to accelerate the availability and access to Covid-19 vaccine will play a key role in ending the pandemic and in getting African countries’ economies and people back to work. He was speaking on Thursday, September 10, during the...

Friday, September 11, 2020 - 11:12am

Curfew sparks increase in road accidents – Police

The curfew introduced to limit Covid-19 infections has hiked the number of road accidents, according to a road security report by the Traffic and Road Safety department of the Rwanda National Police (RNP). Curfew was imposed by the government in early May when the six-week countrywide lockdown...

Friday, September 11, 2020 - 11:06am

Covid-19: Govt eases night-time curfew back to 9 pm

An extraordinary cabinet meeting on Thursday, September 10 resolved to push back the night-time curfew to 9 pm across the country. The decision comes two weeks after the government had directed that curfew hours be brought ahead, starting at 7 pm as part of measures to fight Covid-19. “...

Friday, September 11, 2020 - 10:59am

Kagame tips African youth on innovation to spur agric sector

President Paul Kagame has said that African youth must challenge themselves and reflect on their contribution to the future of food in their communities, underscoring the need for innovation to advance the continent’s agriculture sector. Kagame made the observations on Thursday,...

Friday, September 11, 2020 - 9:45am

How traders in Nyarugenge market are taking individual responsibility to prevent Covid-19

Traders in Nyarugenge market which was reopened last week are now taking it upon themselves to hold each other accountable in regard to observing preventive measures against the Covid-19 that had their workplace closed down for 2 weeks recently. Nyarugenge along with the Nyabugogo market were...

Friday, September 11, 2020 - 9:06am

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