Rwanda renews global call to extradite Genocide fugitives

Rwanda has called on countries to extradite people who played a role in the Genocide against the Tutsi, as the world commemorates the 71st anniversary of the International Convention on Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. Adopted by the UN General Assembly in its resolution of...

Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 1:41 AM

Hillsong London thrill Kigali gospel music lovers

“No concert like this has ever been here,” exclaimed a reveller at the end of the Hillsong London concert. In a much-anticipated show at the Kigali Arena on Friday evening, the choir proved yet again that they are the kings of live-recorded music – something they’ve done...

Sunday, December 8, 2019, 12:00 AM

Muhanga Intermediate Court judges arrested for corruption

Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) has arrested two Intermediate Court judges and a Registrar on suspicion of corruption. Those arrested include Pacifique Mushimiyiryo from Muhanga and Vincent Munyeshyaka Mugabutwaza of Rusizi along with Victoire Banashenge, a Registrar at Muhanga Intermediate...

Saturday, December 7, 2019, 1:22 AM

ARV access for Children ‘key to eliminating HIV’

The United Nations Programme for HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) target of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 will remain a mirage if children and young people are not given access to Anti-retro viral treatment, medics have said. According to UNICEF, of the 1.7 million children aged 0-14 living with HIV...

Saturday, December 7, 2019, 12:22 AM

African medics root for cheaper hepatitis drugs

Political will from governments to negotiate with drug manufacturers has been suggested as one of the ways that African countries can reduce prices of viral hepatitis drugs, and be able to save many lives lost to the disease. World Health Organisation (WHO) data shows an estimated 257 million...

Friday, December 6, 2019, 12:00 AM

Judges given greater latitude in adjudication of defilement cases

Supreme Court has ruled in favour of a petitioner who sought broader latitude of judges in adjudication of defilement cases. In a verdict delivered Wednesday, court declared as unconstitutional a clause under Article 133.3 of the 2018 Penal Law, which states that “if child defilement is...

Thursday, December 5, 2019, 12:33 PM

Supreme Court to rule on petition against ‘defective’ defilement law

The Supreme Court will Wednesday afternoon deliver its verdict on a petition filed by lawyers at local firm Certa Law questioning article 133 in the 2018 penal law that tackles defilement. The penal law prescribes 20 to 25 years of imprisonment to anyone convicted for defilement. However, if...

Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 12:30 PM

Kicukiro court remands five terror suspects

Kicukiro Primary Court on Tuesday remanded five men suspected of plotting terrorism activities on Rwandan territory through an Islamic fundamentalist movement. The five men, all Muslims, are facing charges including plotting against an established government or the President of the Republic,...

Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 12:15 PM

Mrs Kagame commends new cervical cancer prevention programme for middle-aged women

The First Lady of Rwanda, Mrs Jeannette Kagame, has commended a new programme that will provide cervical cancer prevention options to women aged between 30-49, that have not had a chance to get vaccinated against the Human Papilloma Virus, when they were younger. Set to commence in January...

Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 11:57 PM

What’s in store for Hillsong choir fans

They have made a name for themselves among the Christian and non-Christian fans all over the world who have only watched and listened to their music. However, all this will change on December 6 when Hillsong London Church Choir stages its first concert in Rwanda. If you are familiar with...

Sunday, December 1, 2019, 12:00 AM

World AIDS Day: HIV+ men tipped on medication

Despite the recent progress made towards achieving HIV epidemic control, medics have pointed out some sticking issues that need to be addressed in order to maintain the gains, as well as advancing the fight against the virus. Results from the Rwanda Population-based HIV Impact Assessment, a...

Sunday, December 1, 2019, 12:00 AM

Zigama CSS announces Rwf10bn profit, vows to invest in cyber safety

Zigama Credit and Savings Society (Zigama CSS) has recorded a profit of over Rwf10 billion for the year 2019. The financial institution said this during its General Assembly held on Friday at the Ministry of Defence in Kigali, which aimed at among other things, reviewing the progress made,...

Friday, November 29, 2019, 4:51 PM

FEATURED: Navigating the new Tap & Go System step by step

The ease for people to plan, book and pay for public transport is becoming a reality, thanks to AC Group’s new smart services for upcountry routes, starting with Kigali-Musanze-Rubavu. The new system comes in at a critical time as the country pushes for a cashless economy and the city of...

Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 9:33 AM

16 Rwandan female entrepreneurs to receive investment awards

Sixteen female Rwandan entrepreneurs are among the 100 East African women entrepreneurs who will be announced today as winners of the inaugural 2X Invest2Impact Awards at the Global Gender Summit in Kigali. The Global Gender Summit scheduled to take 25 – 27 this month in Kigali is...

Monday, November 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

Supreme Court resolves paternity row after DNA test on Genocide victim

Yves Tuyishimire can take pride in finally having a paternal family which had been mischievously taken away from him during a protracted legal battle that has lasted over five years. This follows a landmark ruling by Supreme Court on Friday delivered its verdict, granting the 27-year old...

Saturday, November 23, 2019, 12:00 AM

Family, colleagues eulogise Mutsinzi

Family and former colleagues of deceased former Chief Justice Jean Mutsinzi have eulogised him as a man who loved his family and country, mostly remembered for his efforts to set the foundation for the Rwandan judiciary having headed the sector in the immediate aftermath of the 1994 Genocide...

Friday, November 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

Nsabimana’s trial set for December

The trial of terror suspect Callixte Nsabimana has been transferred to the Specialised Chamber for International Crimes in Nyanza District, Southern Province where it is expected to open on December 24. Nsabimana is a former spokesperson of FLN, an anti-Rwanda terror group operating in the...

Thursday, November 21, 2019, 6:33 PM

FEATURED: BBOXX and Practical Action partner to electrify 1500 households across 3 refugee camps

In a record Six weeks, Next Generation Utility Company, BBOXX in partnership with Practical Action electrified 1500 households in Three refugee settlement camps of Kigeme, Nyabiheke & Gihembe and is now gearing up for more partnerships with different organizations in a bid to reach out to...

Thursday, November 21, 2019, 12:05 AM

Rwanda suspends Kenyan-made paracetamol over quality issues

The Rwanda Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has suspended a Kenyan-made Paracetamol drug over quality issues and ordered actors in the pharmaceutical sector to recall stock as more investigations are being undertaken. The paracetamol drug goes by the brand “Totomol 120mg/5ml” and it is...

Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 6:05 PM

EAC Heads of State summit postponed

The ordinary meeting of the Summit of East African Community Heads of State,, which had been slated for later this month has been postponed to a later date in January or February 2020. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation yesterday wrote to the EAC Secretary General requesting him to...

Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 12:44 AM