Jean de Dieu Nsabimana

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

Farmers in drought-prone Rwinkwavu find gold in climate-resilient horticulture

In an area with history of prolonged droughts, horticulture is fast becoming a solution for both environmental conservation and a lifeline for household economies in Rwinkwavu Sector, Kayonza District. Almost every household in this area has at least one fruit tree, however, with uncertainty of...

Friday, July 24, 2020, 12:00 AM

30-year-old farmer keen on inspiring young agric entrepreneurs

On the hills of Cyabararika, Muhoza Sector, Musanze District is a 1.5 hectare of tree tomato (tamarillo) fruits belonging to Hildebrand Ikirumugabo, a 30-year old who started growing this crop at the age of 23. Sixth in the family of nine children, Ikirumugabo’s interest in the crop...

Monday, July 20, 2020, 6:26 AM

Ngoma: Four escape Covid-19 treatment centre

Four men who were in police custody in Kibungo Sector, Ngoma District and tested positive for Covid-19 before they were relocated to ASPEK treatment centre on Wednesday evening escaped from the facility.  The patients are said to have escaped at around 7pm by breaking through a window....

Thursday, July 9, 2020, 1:27 PM

Gatsibo: RPF cadres construct Rwf130m office

Cadres of RPF-Inkotanyi in Gatsibo District are set to inaugurate offices in the city of Kabarore as part of events lined up to celebrate the 26th anniversary of the liberation struggle. The building, worth more than Rwf130 million, was a contribution from the cadres. Emmanuel Munyaburanga, a...

Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 2:02 AM

Eastern Province: PSF donates 100 cows to Genocide survivors

Members of the Private Sector Federation (PSF) in the Eastern Province on Sunday donated 100 cows to Genocide survivors across 95 sectors.  With the exception of Bugesera District where 19 survivors from 15 sectors received the cows, every sector in Eastern Province got one cow. ...

Monday, July 6, 2020, 12:00 AM

Multimillion projects to be launched during Kwibohora26 celebrations in Nyagatare

Multimillion infrastructure projects that include Gishuro IDP Model Village, a Rwf 4 billion Gatunda Hospital and the 3,500 seater Nyagatare stadium will be launched during celebrations to mark the 26th anniversary of Liberation Day on July 4 in Nyagatare District, Eastern Province....

Wednesday, July 1, 2020, 12:22 PM

Three districts in livestock quarantine as foot-and-mouth disease strikes Kayonza

The Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources has banned livestock movement in some sectors of Kayonza, Gatsibo and Kirehe districts in Eastern Province. This follows the detection of Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD), a highly contagious viral disease in livestock, in Kayonza. Symptoms of the...

Thursday, June 25, 2020, 6:30 AM

Girl Guides: Of personal growth and community outreach

On a Wednesday morning, girls are seen cultivating a small plot at the Hameau des Jeunes orphanage in Musha, Rwamagana District, to plant the seeds of five different varieties of vegetables. They are members of the worldwide ‘Girl Guides’ movement, under the programme ‘YESS...

Thursday, June 18, 2020, 12:00 AM

Kirehe: Man arrested for 'sexually abusing' his 10-year-old daughter

A 43-year-old man from Mubuga Cell, Musaza Sector, Kirehe District was on Sunday, June 14, arrested for allegedly sexually abusing his second-born daughter. The suspect is currently detained in Kigarama RIB post, according to the Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) spokesperson, Marie-...

Monday, June 15, 2020, 7:01 PM

Ministers inspect new model village, other projects in Nyagatare

Five ministers on Saturday, June 13, visited Gishuro IDP Model Village in Tabagwe Sector, Nyagatare District, in a visit inspecting several projects that are expected to be inaugurated on Liberation Day, July 4. The cabinet members are Minister of Local Government, Prof. Anastase Shyaka,...

Monday, June 15, 2020, 12:00 AM

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