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Police opens new automobile inspection centres upcountry

Rwanda National Police (RNP), on Friday, November 20, opened three new Automobile Inspection Centres in the provinces, as the force continues to improve and extend related services closer to the people. The new facilities worth over Frw3 billion, built in less than two years, are in the Southern...

Friday, November 20, 2020, 10:49 PM

Plans underway to transform Kirehe’s Ibanda-Makera forest into a tourist venue

Overlooking residential homes in Nasho Cell, Mpanga Sector in Kirehe District is Ibanda-Makera—a 169-hectare natural forest—which is home to several types of wild animals. It also constitutes of a marshland connected to River Akagera. Since the early 2000s, the little known forest,...

Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 12:36 AM

FEATURED: World Vision commits to plant over 7 million trees

World Vision Rwanda through its partnership with the Regreening Africa and Forest Landscape Restoration projects has committed to plant a total of 7,695,300 trees throughout the 2020/21 tree planting season to address climate change and improve livelihoods.  In line with the national theme...

Saturday, November 14, 2020, 9:58 AM

Rwamagana gets three $20m irrigation dams

At least 170 hectares in three marshlands in Rwamagana District will be irrigated, following rehabilitation works on three valley dams that took over one year. The project cost around $20 million and was funded by the Japanese Government. The project includes rehabilitation of two storage...

Thursday, November 5, 2020, 5:20 PM

Kiziguro survivors relive Genocide horrors as loved ones are exhumed

Exhuming bodies of loved ones killed during the Genocide almost 27 years ago can be relief, especially to survivors, who, like any bereaved, would wish for their relatives to have a decent burial. It is, however, a situation of mixed feelings for Jean Baptiste Rugigana, who, for the past two...

Tuesday, November 3, 2020, 8:00 AM

Why Utexrwa Chairman built a Rwf400m school in Rwamagana

In the name of its chairperson, the local textile factory Utexrwa has handed over to Rwamagana District officials a Rwf400 million primary school in Cyarukamba Cell, Munyiginya Sector. The chairperson, who hails from India, chose to build the school in his birthplace. Some 101 years ago, an...

Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 1:18 PM

Gatsibo: Twenty tie knot in mass wedding

Twenty couples who were cohabiting in Kabarore Sector, Gatsibo District legalised their marriages on Monday, as part of the over 300 couples from across the district that have requested to have their union legalized. The campaign to encourage couples to legalise their union aims at fostering...

Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 4:46 PM

The promising tourism potential of Lake Muhazi and the bid to unlock it

Tourism enthusiasts have long pointed at the untapped potential of Lake Muhazi, which straddles five districts across two provinces and far-flung reaches of City of Kigali. The water body and its environs teem with latent tourism potential, they say. The lake is part of a network of connected...

Saturday, October 17, 2020, 12:48 AM

Sports tourism: Solid accelerator for domestic tourism

Last Saturday, October 3, dozens of sportspeople drove from Kigali to the shores of Lake Muhazi in Gishari Sector, Rwamagana District of the Eastern Province, for an event that was much linked to tourism rather than sport itself. The two-day event, whose worth was estimated at about...

Friday, October 9, 2020, 11:59 PM

Kayonza secondary schools get coding classes

A pilot coding programme has been launched in Kayonza District, Eastern Province, and is set to be rolled out in all 45 secondary schools of the district. Named “Supporting Coding among Rwandan Adolescents & Teachers through the Curriculum & Clubs Heading for Rwanda 2050”, or...

Thursday, October 1, 2020, 8:41 AM

Bank of Kigali donates 30,000 facemasks to Rwamagana

Bank of Kigali has donated 30,000 facemasks to people in Ubudehe categories one and two in Rwamagana District, in the continued battle to fight Covid-19 pandemic.  This is the first event to distribute face masks to vulnerable families through the national joint campaign named "Mask...

Friday, September 18, 2020, 2:04 PM

Rwanda launches Rwf71bn project to mitigate drought in Kayonza

A Rwf71 billion ($79.93m) Kayonza Irrigation and Integrated Watershed Management Project (KIIWP) that will operate in eight of Kayonza District’s 12 sectors was launched on Tuesday, September 15 and is expected to contribute to poverty reduction in the drought prone district. The objective...

Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 3:13 PM

Rukumbeli: About 800 Genocide victims recovered in lake shoreside

Since the beginning of the year, 791 bodies of the victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi have been recovered in the buffer zone of Lake Mugesera, in Rukumbeli Sector, Ngoma District. Particularly from August 26 to Sep. 14, at least 547 bodies were recovered from the shores, and the...

Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 10:46 AM

Gatsibo: Flood prone trading centre to be relocated

Nyagahanga, a quite old and remote but poorly located trading centre in Nyagahanga Cell in Gatsibo District, is set to be relocated from a high-risk zone, which is prone to flooding. The shops in the trading centre and neighbouring residential houses, which belong to about 50 families, will...

Saturday, September 12, 2020, 12:39 PM

Fruit farming remains an untapped business potential

Rwanda’s demand for fruits outpaces the supply, forcing the country to rely on imports especially for mangos, apples, and oranges. Despite the shortage on the local market, Rwanda exported 8,667 tonnes of fruits between July 2019 and June 2020, generating over $7.5 million, according to...

Tuesday, August 11, 2020, 2:00 PM

Chili: The crop that has taken Bugesera by storm

The growing global appetite for Rwandan chili has led to an upsurge in the number of farmers investing heavily in cultivating the crop, mainly in Bugesera District. During the first half of 2020, hot pepper was grown on at least 81 hectares across Bugesera District, a crop which lasts at least...

Saturday, August 8, 2020, 7:00 AM

Inside Rwanda coffee farmers’ growing farms and fortunes

Its 10 AM on a Monday morning and Anastase Bizimana, President of Abakundakawa Rushashi, a cooperative of coffee farmers in Kageyo, Rushashi Sector, Gakenke District in Northern Province, is watching workers washing and drying coffee produce.  This is part of preparing the produce for...

Tuesday, August 4, 2020, 12:00 AM

Why foot-and-mouth disease is most prevalent in Eastern Province

Following the lifting of a livestock quarantine in three districts in Eastern Province, farmers were urged to remain vigilant as the areas are in high risk of livestock disease outbreaks. On Wednesday, July 29, the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources lifted a livestock movement ban,...

Thursday, July 30, 2020, 12:57 AM

Livestock quarantine lifted in Eastern Province

The Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources has lifted livestock movement ban after confirming that it has been 21 days without any new case of foot and mouth disease in the nine sectors of Kayonza, Kirehe and Gatsibo districts in Eastern Province. The ban of movement of cattle, pigs, sheep...

Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 2:59 PM

Over 850 hectares of old forests restored

Two years ago, forest farmer Liberata Mukagasagure and her colleagues accepted to have their old forests removed. The government gave them new seedlings in a national campaign to rehabilitate old forests.  Mukagasagure, 62, who has about two hectares of forest in Byimana Village, Sasabirago...

Monday, July 27, 2020, 1:32 PM

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