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FEATURED: World Vision Rwanda steps up efforts in response to COVID-19

World Vision Rwanda in partnership with the Ministry of Emergency Management (MINEMA) and UNHCR, has stepped up efforts in supporting the vulnerable children and communities at the refugee camps in preventive measures against COVID-19. The humanitarian organization supports over 93,000 refugees...

Friday, April 3, 2020, 3:09 PM

Two Rwandans suffer horrendous abuse at the hands of Ugandan security

A citizen of Rwanda that recently was dumped at the border by members of the Ugandan military is nursing life-threatening injuries. He says he was battered by the Ugandan army men who accused him of having been “sent by Kigali to spread coronavirus among Ugandans.” He was with a...

Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 8:44 AM

Rwanda’s satellite partner files for debt restructuring

OneWeb, global communications company with a mission to bring connectivity to everyone everywhere has announced that the Company and certain of its controlled affiliates have voluntarily filed for relief under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District...

Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 12:20 AM

Almost 25 million jobs could be lost worldwide as a result of COVID-19, says ILO

The economic and labour crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic could increase global unemployment by almost 25 million, according to a new assessment by the International Labour Organization (ILO). However, if we see an internationally coordinated policy response, as happened in the global...

Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 1:00 AM

FEATURED: BK Urumuri’s Rwanda-wide search for 25 outstanding women entrepreneurs

On March 18th, 2020, Inkomoko Entrepreneur Development and Bank of Kigali Plc, launched the 4th annual BK Urumuri competition to identify Rwanda’s most outstanding entrepreneurs. This year, the competition is seeking 25 women entrepreneurs for Inkomoko’s four-month business...

Thursday, March 19, 2020, 12:48 PM

Exclusive: New details show how Ugandan authorities nurtured marriageofconvenience between RNC and FDLR

When high-ranking FDLR officials LaForge Fils Bazeye and Theophile “Abega” Kamala received an order from their superior in December 2018 to travel to Uganda, their “mission” was part of a plan by Kampala to forge a marriage of convenience between the two main anti-Rwanda...

Monday, March 16, 2020, 12:00 AM

Chess: Olympiad qualifiers continue Saturday, women section pushed to May

The second phase of qualifiers to pick Rwanda’s flag bearers – in the open section – for the 44th Chess Olympiad continue this weekend at Classic Hotel in Kigali, the chess federation announced Friday. However, the initial qualifiers round in the women's section, which was...

Saturday, March 14, 2020, 12:00 AM

Police steps up measures against coronavirus

Rwanda National Police (RNP) has reinforced the national precautionary measures to keep the country free from coronavirus. RNP spokesperson, Commissioner of Police (CP) John Bosco Kabera said that apart from halting large gatherings especially its community outreach campaigns, the force is...

Friday, March 13, 2020, 12:17 PM

Rwandan peacekeepers in South Sudan decorated for 'distinguished service'

The United Nations, on Thursday, decorated 186 Rwandan police peacekeepers serving in South Sudan with the ‘UN Service Medal’ in recognition of their professional and distinguished service under its mission in South Sudan. Those decorated include 160 officers under Rwanda Formed...

Friday, March 13, 2020, 11:41 AM

Senior Ugandan official named in anti-Rwanda acts by one of the Kinigi attackers

An exclusive interview this newspaper has had with Seleman Kabayija – the deputy commander of the RUD-Urunana perpetrators of the terror attack in Kinigi of October last year – has further exposed Philemon Mateke’s involvement in acts to cause instability in Rwanda. Mateke,...

Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 8:33 AM

FEATURED: Rwandan national bags Premier Bet global jackpot worth Rwf5,000,000

A Rwandan man has won the global jackpot at Premier Bet and walked away with over 5,000,000 RWF. Innocent Sikiya of Kigali was entered into the Global Jackpot Joy automatically, after he bought a ticket for the popular game, Spin & Win. This cost him just 3,200 RWF and with luck on his...

Monday, March 9, 2020, 12:09 AM

How local female entrepreneur is lifting farmers out of poverty

The farmers of Nyamasheke used to struggle to get a decent price for the pineapples they grow. With the fruit in high supply during the harvest season and no significant means within the local community to process it, prices always stayed low. Isabelle Uzamukunda, a local woman entrepreneur, is...

Saturday, March 7, 2020, 12:00 AM

The Kigali dog show that has sent tongues wagging

The event is still a few months away, but it has already sent tongues wagging, as Kigali prepares to hold the first ever dog show in June –a kind of event that anyone would expect to attract a lot of comments, given the traditional beliefs attached to dogs. The dog show poster. ...

Saturday, March 7, 2020, 12:00 AM

Rwanda, Turkish Police institutions to strengthen ties

Rwanda National Police (RNP) and Turkey National Police (TNP) have agreed to strengthen cooperation in varied policing disciplines especially in areas of capacity building. The two Police institutions renewed the commitment when Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dan Munyuza visited Turkey....

Saturday, February 29, 2020, 9:07 PM

Rwandans released from Uganda recount harrowing tales

Rwandans recently handed over by Uganda have narrated disturbing experiences in the neighbouring country’s Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) detention centres during interrogations over alleged espionage. The 13 Rwandans were released on Tuesday, February 18 following persistent...

Thursday, February 20, 2020, 1:00 AM

PICTORIAL: Final day of the National Leadership Retreat in Pictures

The 17th National Leadership Retreat ended yesterday. For the past four days, public and private sector leaders, as well as those from the civil society, discussed the strategies needed to achieve Rwanda’s ambitious Vision 2050. Chaired by President Paul Kagame, the retreat took...

Thursday, February 20, 2020, 12:58 AM

Rwanda welcomes release of citizens, urges Uganda to honour commitments

The Government of Rwanda has welcomed the release of 13 nationals and deportation of two terrorist suspects by Uganda, it said in a statement released Wednesday. Kigali has confirmed that Kabayija Seleman and Nzabonimpa Fidel were part of the deadly attack by RUD-Urunana militia...

Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 2:21 PM

PICTORIAL: Day 3 of the National Leadership retreat in pictures

The 17th National Leadership Retreat, commonly known as Umwiherero, whose major focus was shaping the country in line with its Vision 2050, will end today, February 19. More than 400 leaders from all arms of government, heads of parastatal, civil society and the business community, among others...

Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 1:30 AM

Uganda hands over 2 Musanze assailants, 11 others to Rwanda

Two men wanted for the deadly attack by RUD-Urunana militia on Kinigi, Musanze District on the night of October 3-4, 2019 are among 13 Rwandan nationals that Ugandan authorities handed over to Rwanda on Tuesday, February 18. The duo, Kabayija Seleman and Nzabonimpa Fidel, were among at least...

Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 1:00 AM

Beijing Declaration: Tackling unmet commitments 25 years later

In 2020, the world, including Rwanda, is gearing up to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the fourth World Conference on Women and the Adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. This milestone will be simultaneously marked with the five years of the 2030 Agenda for...

Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 9:49 AM