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Expo 2018: I&M Bank focus on digital banking for better customer experience

At the 20th Kigali International Trade Fair (Expo 2018), I&M BANK PLC is making sure to serve clients focusing on the awareness of digital banking in promoting a cashless economy. The bank has established a branch inside the Expo Ground with access to all bank services for the clients but...

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 11:21pm

Police college pays health insurance for 250 people in Gishali

Gishali Police Training School on Saturday handed over a Rwf6 million house to Clotilde Mahundaza, a resident in Cyinyana Cell, Gishali Sector in Rwamagana District and gave health insurance cards, mutuelle de santé, to 250 disadvantaged people. Clotilde Mahundaza – a Genocide survivor...

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 9:14am

[FEATURED] EXPO 2018: BPR promotes digital banking to encourage cashless economy

At the ongoing 2018 Rwanda International Trade Fair happening in Gikondo at the expo grounds, Banque Populaire du Rwanda (BPR) Atlas Mara stall has been one of the most visited points with many individuals signing up for the bank’s digital banking products. BPR has been very keen...

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 9:13am

The quest to end malnutrition

Five months after malnutrition took centre stage in President Paul Kagame’s keynote address at the National Leadership Retreat in Gabiro, the issue returned to parliament last week, prompting members to ask the government to find a sustainable long-term solution. An estimated 38 per cent of...

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 9:09am

Livestock farmers want timely vaccinations

Livestock farmers have appealed to the government to ensure that cows get timely vaccination in order to effectively control deadly epidemics in cattle. The appeal comes after an outbreak of Rift Valley Fever – a deadly and infectious viral disease – killed 154 cows countrywide since...

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 8:55am

Imbuto, partners tip students on how to join leading universities

More than 150 high school students and over 26 educators from East and Southern African regions are meeting at Gashora Girls School in Bugesera District where they are being trained on how to apply to the US and other international universities. Dubbed the Yale Young African Scholars Educators...

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 8:53am

Umuganura excites Rwandans in Uganda

The Rwandan community and friends of Rwanda in Uganda over the weekend celebrated the National Harvest Day (Umuganura), in Uganda, with many describing the event as an epitome of the Rwandan culture. The celebrations took place over the weekend in Wakyato, Nakaseke district at the countryside home...

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 8:51am

Knowledge without values is meaningless, Kagame tells youth in Itorero

President Paul Kagame yesterday urged the youth who completed the eleventh edition of Indangamirwa series of civic education programme, Itorero, to always strive to protect their country as they also build their lives. He delivered the message to 568 young Rwandans who completed the training at...

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 8:40am

[FEATURED] Gicumbi Residents experiencing a positive change after being connected to the national electricity grid

Many residents in Gicumbi are experiencing a positive change in their living conditions after being connected to the national electricity grid in the last one year. In just one fiscal year of 2017-2018, 6136 households have been connected to the national grid according to Nkudabakuze Fulgence, the...

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 2:30am

We aim to be the leading medical centre in Africa – CEO of King Faisal Hospital

Oshen Health Care, the organisation that took over the management of King Faisal Hospital last year, pledged to improve and mould the hospital into an international health facility. Dr Joaquin Bielsa, the Chief Executive Officer of Oshen-King Faisal Hospital, shared his assessment with The New...

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 2:11am

Mugesera authors book on how Rwanda failed to obtain revolution

Rwanda was cursed by colonialists and revolutionists who wanted to abolish colonialism and install a liberal country that lacked unity, something that caused the country into a bad patch of repression which culminated into the 1994 genocide against the Tutsis, according to a new book by former...

Sunday, August 5, 2018 - 10:10pm

Why a Trip to Akagera National Park is a Must-Do

It may not have the cachet of a safari in neighboring Kenya or Uganda, but what a Rwandan safari also lacks is something you won’t miss at all: tourist hordes. Actually, the fact that Akagera National Park—a stunningly picturesque 432-square-mile park in the country’s east, since...

Sunday, August 5, 2018 - 12:59am

UCI president pays tribute to Genocide victims

David Lappartient, President of the International Cycling Union (UCI) has paid tribute to over 250,000 victims laid to rest at Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre in Gisozi. Lappartient visited the Memorial yesterday where he was briefed about what happened during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi...

Sunday, August 5, 2018 - 12:51am

How new roads are improving Rwanda’s secondary cities

Residents in Rwanda’s six secondary cities say their lives are being changed, for the better, by an ongoing $95 million World Bank-funded project to provide roads, street lighting and drainage systems. The project also involves upgrading an unplanned settlement in Agatare area of Kigali...

Sunday, August 5, 2018 - 12:45am

Visiting Shanghai, the Paris of the east

If you have talked to a Chinese about Shanghai, you might perhaps have an idea of what Chinese think about it. They think it is a great city. Arguments have even been drawn whether it is the greatest city in the world. On the question of whether it is the greatest or not, I may not dig into the...

Sunday, August 5, 2018 - 12:37am

Youth representatives urged to join fight against drug abuse

Youth representatives in Kigali should be at the forefront of preventing drug consumption through school-based forums, social media and other available platforms The advice was given by Senior Supt. Emmanuel Hitayezu, Police spokesperson for the City of Kigali youth representatives in a meeting...

Sunday, August 5, 2018 - 12:19am

Rwandan community in Kenya celebrates Umuganura

Members of the Rwandan community living in Kenya on Friday gathered in Nairobi to celebrate harvest day locally known as Umuganura and lauded what the country has registered in terms of development and pledged to continue playing their part in the country’s development. The event was held at...

Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 11:50pm

Mushikiwabo unveils her Francophonie manifesto

Rwanda’s Foreign Affairs Minister Louise Mushikiwabo has unveiled her manifesto for the Francophonie grouping, which she promises to implement once elected the secretary-general of the organisation. In a lengthy statement posted on her website, Mushikiwabo outlines four pillars of her...

Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 2:09am

Rwandans celebrate Umuganura

The Minister for Sports and Culture has called on Rwandans to work together to contribute to the country’s development programmes, encouraging citizens to preserve the culture of sharing their harvests. Julienne Uwacu delivered the message yesterday at the National Harvest Day (Umuganura)...

Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 12:55am

Woman who was hacked by husband recovering steadily at hospital

Asterie Kubwimana, a mother of seven and resident of Rusosoro in Gasabo District, is recovering steadily at Rwanda Military Hospital, Kanombe after her husband hacked her with a machete and left her for dead. The attack took place on the morning of June 21 in Rusororo Sector. After the incident,...

Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 12:53am