Rwanda

Real estate players seek govt support

Ten per cent of the Kigali city’s commercial real estate developers are seeking government’s intervention to improve the viability of their projects, industry players heard yesterday. This was revealed during a public lecture organised by the City of Kigali under the theme, ‘...

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 12:20am

Gikondo industrial zone to be vacated by March

By the end of March this year, the decades-old industrial park in Gikondo in Kicukiro District, will have been vacated, according to the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MINICOM). The complete evacuation of all business activities in the zone is part of the Government’s effort to conserve...

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 12:19am

Rwandans cautioned in wake of Novel Coronavirus outbreak

The Ministry of Health has cautioned Rwandans who travel to Asian countries to take preventive measures against the Novel Coronavirus that has been reported in Asian countries. Cases of the respiratory illness were first reported in the Wuhan City of China late last year and, as of this week,...

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 12:18am

Made-in-Rwanda: Has perception about locally made products improved?

Five years ago, John Migambi, 28, was working in the marketing department of one of the Rwandan distilleries. His job was basically to convince customers to consume the company’s products. But he would be fired in 2015 because of poor returns mainly due to the negative perception...

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 12:17am

Rwanda urges Belgium to arrest Genocide fugitive Sebatware

The National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG) is calling for the arrest and trial of Europe based political leaders of anti-Rwanda militia operating from DR Congo who continue to threaten the peace and security of the region. One such person, the commission noted in a statement...

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 12:16am

Inclusivity in technology: A case of the TalkBack app for the visually impaired

Marceline Gato, 26, is finalising her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Communication at the University of Rwanda. When Gato was seven years old, she developed a very big cyst on her temple. Her parents feared for her life, but a few days later, it disappeared. She then lost her sight...

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 12:15am

Africa ready for trade- Kagame

President Paul Kagame has said that Rwanda and African countries are ready to engage in intra-Africa trade Kagame was speaking in London on Monday at the UK-Africa Investment Summit. The President was on a panel session on trade and investment alongside presidents Peter Mutharika of...

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 10:17am

Linguist James Vuningoma passes on

Veteran academic, linguist and Rwanda culture enthusiast, James Vuningoma, passed away at King Faisal Hospital, after a short illness. Vuningoma, who was considered by those who knew him as “a living encyclopedia”, was until his demise on Monday morning the Executive Secretary of the...

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 1:52am

Ugandan smuggler shot while smuggling drugs into Rwanda

Media reports in Kampala on Monday January 20, reported about  a Ugandan who had been shot in Rwanda. The incident happened in the night of Saturday at 11 pm, three kilometers inside Rwanda.  The story that was first published by Daily Monitor, and later reproduced by a number...

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 1:51am

Taxation: Know how much you’ll pay for your plot of land

A newly released Ministerial Order has set standard rates and criteria to determine the tax rate applicable to plots of land, in accordance with the law determining the sources of revenue and property of decentralised entities. The law, that was passed in 2018, had sparked controversy that...

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 1:27am

Workers’ unions fault labour ministry over legal vacuum

Labour unions have called on the Government to expedite the process to put in place Ministerial Orders that would facilitate implementation of the new labour law. Speaking to The New Times, several union leaders said that though there has been an effort to improve working conditions in the...

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 1:22am

Norway explains resettlement of African refugees from Rwanda

The visiting Norwegian Minister for Justice and Migration, Joran Kallymr, has shed light on his country’s plan to resettle 600 African refugees from Rwanda, which is acting as an emergence transit for hundreds as efforts continue to evacuate them from dire conditions in Libya. Kallymr on...

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 12:25am

Balkanisation talk is a distraction – Tshisekedi

DR Congo’s President Félix-Antoine Tshisekedi has dismissed claims of a purported plan to balkanise his country as a “distraction”. He was addressing a gathering of Congolese Diaspora community in the United Kingdom on Sunday. Balkanisation is the process of division of a...

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 12:24am

FLN mouthpiece Nsengimana faces terror, murder charges

Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) on Friday paraded FLN Spokesperson ‘Captain’ Herman Nsengimana, who it said is being investigated over terrorism charges, including murder and forming an illegal armed group, among others. Nsengimana was among the 291 militia fighters from Conseil...

Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 9:52am

Experts certify autopsy report on pastor Maggie Mutesi’s murder

A team of three doctors Friday agreed with findings of a post-mortem report from a doctor at King Faisal Hospital on the murder of pastor Maggie Mutesi whose husband, Shadrack Mugisha, was sentenced to life in prison by Nyaragunge Intermediate Court for the murder. Dr François Xavier Hakizimana...

Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 1:12am

Nsabimana terror trial begins at Nyanza high court chamber

The trial of Callixte Nsabimana, the former FLN spokesperson, started at the High Court Chamber for International Crimes in Nyanza, on Friday. The hearing started with a testimony by the former executive secretary of Nyabimata Sector, Nyaruguru District, an area which was attacked by the FLN...

Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 1:10am

Repatriated Rwandans from DRC ‘ready for reintegration’

In an interactive session in a communal hall, Edward Rucogoza, a facilitator, teaches everything from unity and reconciliation, to fighting genocide ideology, and introduction to the country’s development programmes. He’s interacting with men and women repatriated from the eastern...

Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 1:05am

Youth urged on patriotism as new books are launched

Young Rwandans have been encouraged to carry their Rwandan and African identity with pride and be active in the fight for the full independence of the continent. The call was made during the launch of two books, ‘New Rwanda from Hell to Heaven’ and ‘Africanism’ by Rwandan...

Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 12:53am

Diabetes patients to get free self-testing devices

Type 1 Diabetes patients in the country will soon have free self-testing devices, for four years, thanks to a partnership between the Ministry of Health and Abbot, an American pharmaceutical company. Abbott announced Thursday the donation of glucose metres and up to 12 million testing strips...

Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 12:52am

Heavy rains affect bean production

Rain has been “too much” this season, and has not done any good to crops like beans and soya. Farmers and consumers are worried that the prices of rice on market will hike sooner than they used to. For centuries, beans have been the main food staple for Rwandans; traditionally, they...

Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 12:49am

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