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Young entrepreneurs with best innovative business ideas to get mentorship, funding

Young entrepreneurs with the best innovative business ideas are poised to be incubated at the African Centre of Excellence in Energy for Sustainable Development’s Grid Innovation and Incubation Hub (GIIH) at University of Rwanda. This is in a bid to inspire and mentor innovation-based...

Saturday, September 19, 2020, 12:29 AM

Optimism as Nyanza ceramics coop gets modern equipment

Nyanza Ceramics Company (Cooperative Potterie Locale de Gatagara) will produce better quality products after getting new equipment worth Rwf110m, according to its members. The equipment, which is also expected to boost the quantity of ceramics produced, was donated to the cooperative by the...

Thursday, September 17, 2020, 12:00 AM

FEATURED: Report on localization of humanitarian and development action in Rwanda launched

A virtual event organized by Trócaire on September 10th, 2020, launched the Localisation Research Report titled ‘’’The contribution of various actors towards localisation of humanitarian and development action in Rwanda’’. This launch brought together 63...

Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 9:50 AM

RBC receives 100,000 KF94 face masks

The Korean Embassy in Rwanda has donated 100,000 masks worth of $100,000 to Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) in a bid to support Rwanda's efforts to tackle the coronavirus, or Covid-19. The KF94 masks were handed over at a ceremony held on September 11, 2020 at the Kigali International Airport...

Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 4:44 PM

Hexakomb’s founder features on Under 40 CEO ranking

Ernest Kayinamura the Chief Executive Officer of Hexakomb has featured on Under 40 CEOs, a continental initiative celebrating young business leaders aged 40 and under from East, West and South Africa The initiative  conducts research and celebrates young business leaders in Africa with a...

Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 12:00 AM

Côte d'Ivoire parties nominate former president, ex-PM for election

Ivorian ex-president Henri Konan Bedie and former rebel leader Guillaume Soro were officially nominated on the weekend as the candidates of their opposition parties for next month's tense presidential election. According to AFP, the vote in the country with a recent history of post-election...

Monday, September 14, 2020, 3:18 PM

FEATURED: Applications for the UK Government prestigious Chevening Scholarship Programme opened 6 September 2020

Applications for Chevening Scholarships to study in the UK are open between 6 September and 6 November 2020, with applications to be submitted via www.chevening.org/apply. Chevening Scholarships are awarded to individuals who demonstrate leadership potential and have a strong academic...

Monday, September 14, 2020, 9:44 AM

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...

Saturday, September 12, 2020, 8:52 PM

Ugandan militia kill 58 civilians in eastern DR Congo

Uganda's Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) militia have killed 58 people in Ituri Province in the DR Congo, authorities there said on Thursday. According to the Province's interior minister, Adjio Gidi, 23 people were killed in Irumu territory in southern Ituri on Tuesday, followed by...

Friday, September 11, 2020, 10:48 AM

France, Germany to welcome refugees after Greek sanctuary is gutted by fire

French President Emmanuel Macron has announced his country and Germany are working together to find a solution to welcome migrants from the Greek island of Lesbos after Moria camp in the region was completely gutted by fires. Moria was the largest refugee camp in Europe. Macron said Thursday...

Thursday, September 10, 2020, 9:14 PM

Community policing agents warned against excessive use of force

Rwanda National Police (RNP) has urged community policing groups supporting in enforcement of varied directives and fighting lawlessness, against applying excessive force. While speaking during a morning topical discussion show on Rwanda Television on Thursday, September 10, police spokesperson...

Thursday, September 10, 2020, 8:42 PM

Anti-apartheid lawyer who defended Mandela dies aged 92

A top South African human rights lawyer George Bizos, best known for defending Nelson Mandela at his trials died Wednesday aged 92. According to media reports, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced his death, saying Bizos had "contributed immensely to our democracy". Ramaphosa went on...

Thursday, September 10, 2020, 10:43 AM

‘Amabara’: Artistes, HDI join forces to promote responsible living among the youth in Covid-19 times

For many, ‘Amabara’ in Kinyarwanda can mean different colours but for young people ‘Amabara’ is a slang used by the youth to describe unexpected and undercover bad acts like getting too drunk, engaging in sexual activities, drug abuse and other acts that parents might not be...

Thursday, September 10, 2020, 12:00 AM

Mukwege is Jussie Smollet

Rumors of possible threats to Dr. Mukwege's life took a tragic - if not ridiculous- turn when, on 28 August 2020, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet called for an investigation to determine those who were behind the threats and bring them to justice. One cannot help but be...

Sunday, September 6, 2020, 8:58 AM

Campaign against pollution launched ahead of ‘International Air Quality Day’

Rwanda National Police (RNP) and Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) launched a campaign on Saturday, September 5, to further raise awareness on air pollution and fuel emission control measures. The awareness also involves mass testing of vehicle emissions. It is conducted in line...

Saturday, September 5, 2020, 9:32 PM

Novavax coronavirus vaccine safe, reports

Reports indicate that early-stage clinical trial results show the Covid-19 vaccine candidate made by Novavax is safe and elicits an immune response, according to a study published Wednesday in The New England Journal of Medicine. The results had previously been announced by the company...

Thursday, September 3, 2020, 11:24 AM

French military kills civilian, wound two in Mali

The French military forces in Mali have shot at and killed at least one civilian and wounded two others, their command in the West African nation has confirmed to agencies. According to a pronouncement from the French army, the shooting occurred after a bus in which the victims travelled did not...

Wednesday, September 2, 2020, 9:15 PM

US announces sanctions against ICC chief prosecutor

The United States on Wednesday announced sanctions against the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda after she announced an investigation targeting American soldiers.     According to agencies, the 59-year old Bensouda, a Gambian national, angered...

Wednesday, September 2, 2020, 8:48 PM

Akon's $6 billion ‘futuristic’ city in Senegal to transform farming village

Senegalese American R&B singer Akon unveiled plans on August 31 to move forward with construction of a 'futuristic' city in Senegal, named after himself. His novel development project will transform a Senegalese farming village by the decade’s end, according to reports. Akon...

Wednesday, September 2, 2020, 11:28 AM

Japanese government spokesperson tipped to succeed PM Shinzo Abe

Japan's top government spokesman, Yoshihide Suga, has emerged as a strong contender as the head of government after securing the backing of a large section of the ruling party to become the next prime minister. According to the Japanese public broadcaster NHK, Suga is in good position to...

Tuesday, September 1, 2020, 7:37 PM

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