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Over 130 deportees complete Itorero

Some 132 Rwandans who were recently deported from Uganda, on Wednesday completed a two-week Civic Education Training commonly known as 'Itorero'. The training took place at Nkumba Peace and Leadership Training Centre in Burera District, Northern Province. The Government opted to...

Friday, July 3, 2020, 12:45 PM

Rwandan students to benefit from €31m German employability fund

University students from across the country are set to benefit from a project that seeks to nurture their employability skills and expose their potential to the labour market both in the country and at the international level. Dubbed African Centre for Career Enhancement and Skills Support (...

Tuesday, June 30, 2020, 8:24 PM

Musanze assault trial postponed after lawyer withdraws from case

Musanze Intermediate Court on Monday for the second time postponed the substantive trial of an assault case involving four grassroots leaders and security personnel attached to District Administrative Security Support Organ (DASSO). The trial was this time round postponed following the sudden...

Monday, June 29, 2020, 1:38 PM

Cycling tourism launched in Rwanda

Local and foreign tourists can now easily wind down by enjoying a ride around the country’s hills thanks to cycling tourism scheme launched by Rwanda Cycling Federation (Ferwacy) over the weekend. The federation unveiled the cycling tourism on Saturday at the Africa Rising Cycling Centre,...

Monday, June 29, 2020, 12:07 PM

Musanze court postpones trial for local officials charged with assault

Musanze Intermediate Court on Wednesday postponed the substantive trial of an assault case involving four grassroots leaders and security personnel attached to District Administrative Security Support Organ (DASSO), all operating in Musanze District. The suspects are Jean-Paul Sebashotsi...

Thursday, June 25, 2020, 8:35 AM

Musanze court quashes lawsuit filed against law-enforcement agencies

Musanze Intermediate Court on Tuesday threw out a case filed against law-enforcement agencies that had been filed by four grassroots leaders and security personnel attached to District Administration Security Support Organ (DASSO), all operating in Musanze District. The defendants in the case...

Wednesday, June 24, 2020, 9:55 AM

Northern Province: RPF cadres support Genocide survivors

Members of Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF-Inkotanyi) women and youth leagues in Northern Province over the weekend unveiled a month-long initiative to support vulnerable survivors of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi from across the province. The initiative was launched in Muko Sector from Gicumbi...

Sunday, June 21, 2020, 11:04 PM

Musanze: New twist as law-enforcement agencies are dragged to court

Musanze Intermediate Court is set to rule on a lawsuit against law-enforcement organs filed by four grassroots leaders and security personnel attached to District Administration Security Support Organ (DASSO) in Musanze District. The defendants in the case are Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB),...

Friday, June 19, 2020, 6:03 PM

Musanze man on the run for alleged homicide

Security organs in Musanze District are searching for a man suspected to have killed a local security officer from Gahama Village Gakoro Cell, Gacaca Sector in the district. The victim has been identified as Mutuyimana, the only name found on his identification documents. The suspect, also...

Wednesday, June 17, 2020, 12:27 AM

Traders reluctant to embrace digital payments

It is exactly 11:30 a.m. and Félix Habumuremyi is bargaining with Eliezel Nsengiyaremye – a trader in Nyirabisekuru Trading Centre in Remera suburb located approximately 15 kilometers away Musanze City Centre – who is cagey to accept mobile money payment. Habumuremyi who is buying a...

Tuesday, June 16, 2020, 1:02 AM

Landslide kills one in Rubavu

A 20-year-old girl on Sunday died in a landslide caused by severe weather in Rubavu District, Western Province. Landslides, affecting villages of Rugerero Sector from the district, were caused by heavy rains. Clémentine Uwamahirwe – the deceased, died on spot as a landslide buried a...

Monday, June 15, 2020, 12:00 AM

Four Musanze local officials re-arrested in assault case

Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) has re-arrested two grassroots leaders and two members of District Administration Security Support Organ (DASSO) operating in Musanze District, for allegedly bribing and attempting to flee justice. The suspects had been arrested on May 14th 2020 for alleged...

Friday, June 12, 2020, 4:25 PM

Landslide aftermath: Smallholder farmers appeal for urgent support

Elizabeth Nyirakayeye will never forget the night her entire three parcels of lan on which she had grown Irish potatoes perished through landslides and floods that hit most parts of Nyabihu District early last month. Her potatoes were just a few weeks to harvest. Nyirakayeye, a smallholder...

Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 4:00 PM

Covid-19: Over 50 people arrested in Musanze while praying on a mountain

Officials in Musanze District on Sunday arrested at least 51 people for breaching the government directive banning mass gathering and congregating in ungazetted areas to curb the spread of Covid-19 pandemic. The suspects were majorly women and youth and they came from different Christian...

Monday, June 8, 2020, 9:33 AM

How the Covid-19 lockdown balanced domestic chores between men and women

It is exactly 10:50 am and Jean de la Paix Manirakiza is bathing his two-year-old daughter outside the family house. The father of two is also seen dashing to the kitchen every after a few minutes to check on the beans and potato dish that he is preparing for his family. His spouse Joselyne...

Monday, June 1, 2020, 12:00 AM

Rwanda, DR Congo agree to reopen border amid Covid-19

Senior Rwandan officials and their counterparts from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (RDC), on Thursday, May 27 agreed on a set of mechanisms to revive cross-border trade despite the Covid-19 outbreak. The senior officials met in Rubavu District at La Corniche One Stop Border Post a...

Friday, May 29, 2020, 1:15 PM

Bosenibamwe eulogised as a selfless patriot

Family members and former colleagues of deceased Director General of National Rehabilitation Service (NRS), Aimé Bosenibamwe, have eulogised him as a man who loved his family and country. Bosenibamwe, 52, breathed his last on Saturday, May 23, after succumbing to a short illness, according to a...

Sunday, May 24, 2020, 3:34 PM

COVID-19: Dozens arrested while praying in a house

Police in Musanze District on Tuesday night arrested at least 23 people for breaching the government directive banning congregating in ungazetted areas to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. The faithful were crammed in a house owned by one of them in Cyabararika suburb from Muhoza...

Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 5:03 PM

Rwf10 billion earmarked for conservation of Sebeya River catchment area

Government has availed Rwf10 billion to urgently curb effects of River Sebeya that continues to destroy a number of public and private infrastructure as well as claiming lives in Rubavu District and its environs. Sebeya catchment spans four districts—Rubavu, Rutsiro, Nyabihu and Ngororero...

Sunday, May 10, 2020, 10:30 PM

Gakenke: Family of eight that perished in landslide buried

OFFICIALS in Gakenke District on Friday joined residents of Rumbi Cell in Rusasa Sector for a sombre ceremony to lay to rest eight members of the same family who perished during the torrential rain that pounded parts of the country early Thursday.   The district lost 23 people in total, all...

Saturday, May 9, 2020, 12:56 AM

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