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Mergims founder joins civil service

Mergims founder and Chief Executive, Louis-Antoine Muhire was last week appointed to public service as the Chief Executive of the newly created Rwanda Cooperation Initiative. Rwanda Cooperation Initiative was this year set up by the Government to organise how the country exchanges ideas and...

Monday, September 17, 2018, 11:22 PM

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, 12:27 AM

Kizito Mihigo, Victoire Ingabire get presidential pardon

President Paul Kagame on Friday exercised his prerogative of mercy to grant early release to over 2,000 inmates convicted for various crimes. Among the convicts that benefited from the clemency include musician Kizito Mihigo who had been serving a 10-year sentence after he was convicted for a...

Saturday, September 15, 2018, 12:26 AM

WORD HAS IT...

Is Omarion coming to Rwanda? American artiste Omarion could be coming to Rwanda for the first time, sources close to organisers of an event the singer is being considered for say. The music festival is rumoured to be scheduled for end of September.  There are, however, concerns...

Thursday, September 13, 2018, 9:04 PM

10 warning signs of a pyramid scheme

Pyramid schemes are illegal in Rwanda. Below are red flags to look out for to determine whether a venture is a pyramid scheme.    1.    To make money you are required to recruit members   2.    Mobilisation strategy involves enticing and exciting promises of...

Thursday, September 13, 2018, 11:32 AM

Rwanda gets new alternative source of funding for infrastructure

Rwanda and other African countries now have alternatives sources of capital for various infrastructure projects, following an agreement by Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) and the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) setting up a 10-year loan programme of EUR 100 million. The EUR...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 11:22 PM

UN court takes custody of five Rwandans held for contempt

The five people recently arrested on Rwandan territory on the request of a United Nations Prosecutor have been transferred to Arusha, the seat of the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals. The five people are being accused of contempt and incitement to commit contempt of the International...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 8:39 AM

Ma to step down as Alibaba Chairman next year

Chinese e-commerce tycoon Jack Ma said he would step down as executive chairman of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., handing over the reins to CEO Daniel Zhang. Ma made the announcement on his 54th birthday, saying he has “lots of dreams to pursue” including working in education again....

Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 12:50 AM

World Bank Group convenes stakeholders to deliberate financing EAC devt in Kigali

Business leaders, financiers and policymakers will today convene in Kigali to discuss ways to accelerate access to finance for investments in housing, agribusiness and tourism in East African Community (EAC) countries at the 2018 Development Finance Forum. The summit, organised by World Bank Group...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 12:48 AM

How the first ArtRwanda-Ubuhanzi auditions went down

The inaugural auditions of ArtRwanda-Ubuhanzi talent search show went down last weekend in Kayonza District, Eastern Province. A total of 429 youths thronged Midland Motel in Kayonza District, as early as 6a.m seeking to try their luck on the new talent show launched recently by Imbuto Foundation...

Monday, September 10, 2018, 10:42 PM

Gasana visits Rwandan Police peacekeepers in South Sudan

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Emmanuel K. Gasana, on Saturday visited and addressed over 350 Rwandan Police peacekeepers in Juba, serving under the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). The officers include those under Formed Police Units (FPUs) and Individual Police Officers (IPOs), who...

Monday, September 10, 2018, 1:04 AM

Agriculture summit closes with investment commitments

The African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), the continent’s most influential gathering around Africa’s largest economic sector, concluded Saturday in Kigali, with ambitious commitments to deliver billions of dollars in new investments to African farms and agribusinesses.  The forum...

Monday, September 10, 2018, 12:14 AM

PM challenges youth to seek active involvement in AU reforms

Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente has called on the youth to be active contributors to the African Union reforms and leadership initiatives in their countries. Ngirente was speaking yesterday during a public lecture to scholars of the Mandela Centennial Scholars Programme at the African Leadership...

Thursday, September 6, 2018, 11:47 PM

Elections were peaceful – Police

Police have said that the just-concluded parliamentary elections were “peaceful” and conducted in a “smooth and secure environment.” Rwanda National Police (RNP) spokesperson Commissioner of Police Theos Badege said there was “no significant incident or road...

Thursday, September 6, 2018, 11:45 PM

WORD HAS IT...

No wedding for Social Mula Singer Social Mula might not have a wedding anytime soon. The artiste had plans to wed his baby momma, much to the excitement of his fans, but it seems that plan will not materialise anytime soon, as he is still comfortably settled in his own home. The singer told...

Thursday, September 6, 2018, 10:16 PM

Zee TV eyes Rwandan market for Afro-Indian content

Zee TV, one of the biggest Indian cable and satellite Television and media broadcasters, is setting up shop in Rwanda. It plans, among other things, to produce a fusion of Afro-Indian story lines, where content from Rwanda and other African countries will be brought to their audience of 1.3...

Thursday, September 6, 2018, 2:19 AM

Kwita Izina 2018: Who are the Gorilla namers?

The annual Gorilla naming ceremony, popularly known as Kwita Izina, the biggest event on the country’s tourism calendar, is slated for this weekend on September 7. The event, which is organised by Rwanda Development Board (RDB), will be held in Kinigi Sector, Musanze District. 23 baby...

Thursday, September 6, 2018, 1:19 AM

La Tropicale Amissa Bongo 2019 to visit Equatorial Guinea

La Tropicale Amissa Bongo 2019 roadmap January 21 Stage 1: Bongoville – Moanda January 22 Stage 2: Franceville – Okondja January 23 Stage 3: Léconi – Franceville January 24 Stage 4: Mitzic – Oyem January 25 Stage 5: Bitam – Mongomo (Equatorial Guinea)...

Wednesday, September 5, 2018, 12:21 AM

Kagame: A stronger Africa is an opportunity, not a threat

President Paul Kagame has described the existing relationship between China and Africa as one based on equality, mutual respect and “a commitment to a shared wellbeing.” The Head of State was addressing leaders from across Africa and China at the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (...

Tuesday, September 4, 2018, 3:47 AM

Police officers return from Haiti mission

At about 10:30am, Monday, a chartered plane carrying a Formed Police Unit (FPU) contingent of 140 officers returning home from a tour-of-duty in Haiti touched Kigali International Airport. The officers under Rwanda FPU8 were headed by Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Yahaya Kamunuga as its...

Monday, September 3, 2018, 10:04 PM