Rwanda

New Lower House to be sworn in Wednesday

Members of the 4th Chamber of Parliament will be sworn into office tomorrow. The development was confirmed by Judith Uwizeye, the Minister in the President’s Office yesterday. She said that the MPs will also elect Lower House leaders, including the Speaker, and two Deputy Speakers. The...

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 8:19am

Senators undertake nationwide consultations on democracy

Senators yesterday began a three-day countrywide consultations on the level of democracy in Rwanda with an aim to gather the views of citizens about Rwanda’s model of democracy that is based on principles of power-sharing and concensus decision-making. The consultations, which senators will...

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 1:27am

Genocide: Over 18,000 victims exhumed in Kigali mass graves

Forty-one mass graves containing remains of thousands of victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi have been discovered and bodies exhumed from two sectors in the City of Kigali. Consequently, remains of 18,331 Genocide victims have been exhumed from the mass graves from Gasabo and Kicukiro...

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 1:24am

Rwanda values its Commonwealth membership – Kaboneka

The Minister for Local Government, Francis Kaboneka, has said that the country attaches great importance to its membership to the Commonwealth group of nations. The minister said this on Monday during the official opening of the 37th Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF) in Kigali. The three...

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 1:16am

Experts call for ‘clear, bold’ industrialisation blueprint

Rwanda needs to pursue a clear and bold strategy on industrialisation if it is to achieve its ambitious midterm target of attaining upper middle-income status by 2035, according to business experts. The call comes in the wake of a review of the country’s industrial policy and experts say...

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 1:13am

UR upbeat over new Chancellor

The University of Rwanda management has welcomed the newly appointed Chancellor, describing her as an experienced academician who would guide the institution and connect it to the rest of the world. Last Friday’s cabinet meeting appointed Patricia Campbell as the new Honorary Chancellor of...

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 1:10am

Government steps up bid to list Genocide memorial centres on UNESCO heritage sites

The National Commission for the fight against Genocide (CNLG) has started the process to train local experts who will prepare documentation on four Genocide memorial sites as the country intensifies efforts to have the centres listed on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural...

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 1:05am

Smart classroom project gathers momentum

The Ministry of Education has challenged secondary schools to fast-track a new model of smart classroom in a fresh bid to raise the quality of education. The initiative, which seeks to equip schools with computers and access to internet, is premised on the belief that ICT is a tool which will...

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 12:55am

Busingye urges clerics to avoid using religion for personal gains

The Minister for Justice and Attorney General, Johnston Busingye, has called on clerics to stick to values that promote the interest of those they lead other than pursuing personal gains. Busingye was officiating at the celebration of a continental religious liberty festival on Saturday at...

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 12:00pm

Govt, trade union in new bid to resolve longstanding feud

SYPELGAZ, a trade union for energy, water and sanitation, says that despite the delays in resolving the case involving former employees of the energy and utility agency, EWSA, something constructive could happen after a meeting was held last week to resolve issues. The union petitioned court after...

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 1:03am

New law will help drive investor appetite for mining – Gatare

The new law governing mining and quarry operations was gazetted last month. It seeks to promote professionalism and growth of the mining sector while giving a new lease of life to the mineworkers whose safety at work has been the cause for concern. For instance, in 2017 alone more than 90...

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 12:42am

How efforts to mitigate fire outbreaks are paying off

On August 11, a house in Rebero, Kagugu Cell in Gikondo Sector caught fire, killing a set of twins. On the same day, another residential house located in Indatwa Village of Rwezamenyo Sector in Nyarugenge District caught fire. In this incident, all the four children who were trapped inside...

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 12:27am

Ingabire, Mihigo thank President Kagame for clemency

At 9:45 am yesterday, musician Kizito Mihigo stepped out of Nyarugenge prison and immediately after politician Victoire Ingabire also came out beaming. The two are among over 2000 former prison inmates who were given a presidential pardon Friday. Clad in a red dress and green jacket,...

Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 12:51am

RRA targets Frw18.6bn in taxes from Northern Province

Rwanda Revenue Authority is targeting to collect Frw 18.6 billion in the Northern Province, an increase of 20 % compared to Frw 15.6 billion that was collected last year. The overall national target is Frw 1,369.4 billion for this fiscal year. This was revealed during the taxpayer’...

Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 12:43am

Rwandan nominated for Rwf160m Innovation Prize

A Rwandan entrepreneur, Henri Nyakarundi, who developed a renewable energy App that helps connect rural communities to solar-power device charging and internet has featured on a list of top 10 nominees for the African Innovation Foundation (AIF)’s 2018 Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA...

Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 12:41am

Over 300 pastors, evangelists graduate in theology

344 pastor sand evangelists have graduated in religious-related courses and leadership at African College of Theology. The ceremony took place at New Life Bible Church in Kicukiro District on Saturday. The government recently enacted a law which set a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology or any...

Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 12:06am

Over 200 Police officers fired

230 Non-commissioned Officers and Low- ranking police officers from Rwanda National Police were dismissed for gross misconduct. Police Spokesperson, Commissioner of Police Theos Badege, said that the decision had been pending cabinet approval for quite a period of time. “These were not...

Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 12:03am

How ‘men engage’ initiative has reduced Gender Violence

David Nkundibiza, a resident of Burera District in Northern Province was recently photographed with a baby strapped on his back while in a meeting with his wife at the Kigali Convention Centre. It was a meeting that brought together agents of change, a group of couples who had had a series of...

Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 11:33pm

Rwanda seeks increased enrolment of girls in technical and vocational schools

Government and its partners in education are exploring ways to increase the number of girls enrolling in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET). Currently, the enrollment of girls in TVET is at 40 per cent, which worries members of National Gender Equality and Women Empowerment (...

Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 11:18pm

Rwanda appoints new Ambassadors to Kenya, Mozambique

ACabinet Meeting chaired by President Paul Kagame, on Friday made some changes in Rwanda's diplomatic missions, notably appointing Claude Nikobisanzwe, as the first Rwandan Ambassador to Mozambique. Nikobisanzwe was until his latest appointment serving as the Permanent Secretary in...

Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 2:57pm