Does Virtual Reality technology have a place in Rwandan ecosystem?

Players in the IT sector and beyond have been urged look into pursuing solutions from Virtual Reality, as its bound to have a greater impact on technology trends in the near future and have wider application in business, social life, and so on. Virtual reality involves simulated experience that...

Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 12:00 PM

How traders in Nyarugenge market are taking individual responsibility to prevent Covid-19

Traders in Nyarugenge market which was reopened last week are now taking it upon themselves to hold each other accountable in regard to observing preventive measures against the Covid-19 that had their workplace closed down for 2 weeks recently. Nyarugenge along with the Nyabugogo market were...

Friday, September 11, 2020, 9:00 AM

Prosecution seeks six years for ex-energy boss Nyamvumba

Prosecution is seeking a 6-year jail term for the former Division Manager in charge of energy at the Ministry of Infrastructure Robert Nyamvumba. Nyamvumba is being prosecuted for attempting to solicit a bribe worth Rwf7.2 billion from a one Javier Elizalde, a Spanish investor who had...

Thursday, September 10, 2020, 8:05 PM

Victims of Police excessive force will get justice – RNP

The Rwanda National Police has admitted they have a big task to showcase to citizens that justice is being served in regard to police officers suspected of using excessive force while on duty. In recent months, there have been a number of incidents where some police officers have shot people...

Wednesday, September 9, 2020, 12:00 AM

Tributes pour in for fallen Rwandan scientist Jean-Bosco Gahutu

Tributes from different people from science spheres have poured in for top Rwandan researcher Dr. Jean-Bosco Gahutu who passed on Monday, aged 59. Gahutu, a celebrated researcher and professor of physiology in the School of Medicine and Pharmacy of the University of Rwanda, will, according to...

Tuesday, September 8, 2020, 12:38 PM

Ex-energy boss Nyamvumba appears before court on corruption charges

The Nyarugenge Intermediate Court on Friday, September 4 postponed to September 10 the hearing of  Robert Nyamvumba’s case. Nyamvumba is a former Division Manager in charge of energy at the Ministry of Infrastructure and he is in custody over corruption-related charges. This is the...

Saturday, September 5, 2020, 2:47 PM

African countries look to new global initiative to secure Covid-19 vaccine

African countries are signing up Covax, a ground-breaking initiative, which aims to speedily and affordably secure at least 220 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine for the continent, once licensed and approved. Covax is a global initiative co-led by the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness...

Thursday, September 3, 2020, 7:04 PM

Rwanda Covid-19 cases cross 4,000-mark

The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Rwanda have crossed the 4000 mark. According to an update issued by the Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) on Sunday evening, the total number of people that have contracted the virus in the country now stands at 4,020. 177 new cases were recorded out of...

Monday, August 31, 2020, 10:45 AM

What you need to know about home-based care for Covid-19

Rwanda is set to roll out home-based care for Covid-19 patients, a move that follows a spike in daily cases registered by Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC). In anticipation that cases may in the immediate short run continue to increase and the medical facilities may get overwhelmed. The system,...

Saturday, August 29, 2020, 10:00 AM

Rwanda to offer Covid-19 tests at all public hospitals

Rwanda’s testing capacity for Covid-19 is set to double following the establishment of new testing centres countrywide. According to Dr Daniel Ngamije, the Minister for Health, Rwanda will soon test Covid-19 in all government hospitals. Currently, according to Ngamije, Rwanda tests...

Tuesday, August 25, 2020, 3:00 PM

Covid-19: Rwanda registers record 200 new cases, one death

The upsurge in Covid-19 cases in Rwanda has continued as the country on Sunday registered a record-breaking 200 new cases in a single day and crossed the 3,000-mark of confirmed cases.  This is the third time in the last ten days that the local record of the highest new cases registered in...

Monday, August 24, 2020, 12:00 AM

New PCR lab to increase testing capacity in Kigali

A newly launched laboratory at the Kibagabaga hospital in Gasabo District will assist increase the capacity for carrying out Covid-19 tests in the city, especially for airport travelers, the Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) has said. The new facility employs RT-PCR (reverse transcription-...

Saturday, August 22, 2020, 11:46 PM

Random mass testing for Covid-19 returns to Kigali

Random Covid-19 testing returned on the streets of Kigali on Thursday as the Ministry of Health looks to generate latest data concerning the prevalence of the virus in the city. According to a statement by the Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC), the fresh campaign will reach all the districts of the...

Thursday, August 20, 2020, 12:26 PM

Govt ponders use of locally made disinfection walk-through kiosks

The Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) is studying the use of disinfection kiosks, a made-in-Rwanda anti-Covid-19 solution that technologically facilitates full-body disinfection. Made by SMS Group - a local tech company, the kiosks are mainly designed to automatically spray disinfectants on...

Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 2:13 PM

Complaints arise as taxi-moto meters are rolled out

After only about three days since the mandatory use of smart meters on taxi-motos in Kigali started, complaints have risen concerning the challenges the new system has showcased. Since Saturday August 15, commercial motorcycle riders in the city of Kigali were expected to have smart meters...

Monday, August 17, 2020, 9:35 PM

Covid-19: RBC explains new changes for arrivals to Rwanda

The Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) has explained its decision to allow new arrivals to Rwanda to present negative Covid-19 tests done within 5 days of departure from their point of departure. Since the opening of the country to international travellers by air at the beginning of August, the...

Saturday, August 15, 2020, 3:57 PM

More women openly seek abortion services one year after Rwanda relaxes law

Slightly over a year after Rwanda changed the law on abortion, the number of women seeking to carry out the procedure appears to have increased.  In October 2018, the government removed the requirement for court approval prior to an abortion procedure among other changes.  These...

Saturday, August 15, 2020, 1:00 PM

Locally manufactured gin recalled over "high levels of methanol"

The Rwanda Food and Drug Authority (FDA) has recalled from the market Merry Cane, a locally manufactured gin over issues of high methanol content in it. A statement from the FDA released Thursday, August 15 said that the decision was made due to the effects the drink had on some people who...

Saturday, August 15, 2020, 12:09 PM

Rwanda pilots home-based management for Covid-19 cases

The Ministry of Health is testing whether community-based management for Covid-19 is feasible in the country, with the possibility of using it to manage the pandemic. Home-based management for Covid-19 is not very new. Neighbouring Kenya is using it to ease the burden of excess patients...

Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 12:00 PM

Busted: RIB parades suspected serial sex trafficker

The Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) has paraded a 34-year-old Rwandan man suspected of trafficking women into sex jobs within the country. According to RIB, he has been earning money from men to connect them with "high-class girls," a business he was doing alongside a network of...

Monday, August 10, 2020, 3:17 PM

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