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Donald Trump agrees to begin formal transition to Biden presidency

Donald Trump, outgoing U.S President has accepted that a formal US transition should begin for President-elect Joe Biden to take office. The development was announced by Trump on Tuesday, November 24, according to media reports. The General Services Administration (GSA) has also...

Tuesday, November 24, 2020, 2:42 PM

Tributes pour in for deceased University of Rwanda top academic

Tributes continue to pour in for University of Rwanda’s (UR) top academician Prof. Pierre-Claver Kayumba who passed away on Monday, November 23. The senior lecturer and researcher at the College of Medicine and Health Sciences, UR, reportedly succumbed to heart-related complications at the...

Tuesday, November 24, 2020, 12:01 PM

How does a Credit Reference Bureau work?

Defaulting on loan repayments damages a business’ or individuals creditworthiness, making it hard for them to access more funding from banks in future, or having to pay higher interest rates. Creditworthiness is a lender’s willingness to trust their client to pay their debts. But...

Tuesday, November 24, 2020, 12:00 AM

RDF investigating singer Sergeant Major Robert over alleged defilement

The Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) Military Prosecution Department (MPD) has announced investigations against singer Sergeant Major Robert Kabera who allegedly defiled a "15-year-old" family member. According to a statement released by RDF on Monday, November 23, the crime was allegedly...

Monday, November 23, 2020, 4:22 PM

Rwanda, University of Nebraska partner to boost collaboration in higher education

The U.S embassy in Kigali and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on Monday, November 23 launched the University Partnerships and Exchange (UPEX) Rwanda Program, an initiative that aims to enhance collaboration in higher learning education between the two countries.  The deal is an...

Monday, November 23, 2020, 2:23 PM

Commonwealth parliamentarians meet to reflect on global challenges

A group of Rwandan lawmakers and other Commonwealth parliamentarians are, starting Monday, November 23, expected to come together to reflect on global challenges as well as the changing political landscape taking into account the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Under the theme “Preparing...

Monday, November 23, 2020, 10:29 AM

RwandAir resumes 70% of pre-Covid routes

RwandAir, the national carrier, has expressed optimism of recovery following a resumption of majority of its routes that were halted due to the coronavirus pandemic. The development was announced by the airline’s CEO, Yvonne Makolo, in an exclusive interview with The New Times. Makolo...

Monday, November 23, 2020, 12:00 AM

Rwanda ratifies 5 bilateral deals to expand aerospace network

Parliament Wednesday, November 18 approved a draft law that paves a way for Rwanda to co-operate in the aviation sector with 5 countries in the aviation sector. The countries are Brazil, Democratic Republic of Congo, Namibia, Somalia and Tunisia. So far a total of 52 Bilateral Air Service...

Friday, November 20, 2020, 11:52 PM

Ngororero: Local leaders arrested over forgery, embezzlement

The Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) has confirmed the arrest of three local leaders in Ngororero District for allegedly using forged documents and suspected embezzlement. The arrested officials include Adrien Harerimana, Executive Secretary of Sovu Sector, his accountant Eliazar Ntashamaje and...

Thursday, November 19, 2020, 5:49 PM

Five women entrepreneurs secure BK’s Urumuri loan

Five outstanding women-led emerging local Small and Medium Enterprises (SME’s) have been named the recipients of Bank of Kigali’s Urumuri initiative organised in partnership with Inkomoko, a local business consulting firm. Selected from a pool of 10 finalists, the top winners who...

Thursday, November 19, 2020, 1:04 AM

Boeing 737 max cleared to fly passengers again

The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Wednesday, November 18, cleared Boeing's 737 Max plane to fly passengers again ending the latter’s 20 months grounding. The aircraft was grounded in March, 2019 following two crashes that took the lives of a total of 346...

Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 6:05 PM

Covid-19 mass testing exercise taken to schools

The Ministry of Education has said that 3,000 Covid-19 sample tests shall be collected in schools as the Government steps up efforts to assess the prevalence of the virus. The announcement, made on November 16 by Minister for Education Valentine Uwamaliya, is the latest in a series of efforts by...

Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 1:20 AM

Rwandan students in the United States increase by 11% - report

A total of 1,444 Rwandan students studied in the United States during the just concluded 2019-2020 academic year according to statistics released by the U.S government on Tuesday, November 17. The figure indicates an 11.8 percent increase compared to the previous academic year. According...

Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 12:23 PM

Schools need over 18,000 teachers to plug shortfall

Rwanda needs a total of 18,005 professional teachers to be able to improve the student ratio as well as cater for the new classrooms being constructed to decongest existing ones. This was announced by Valentine Uwamaliya, the Minister of Education during a press conference on Monday, November 16...

Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 12:35 AM

Govt recruits over 6,400 teachers

The Government has recruited a total of 6,405 professional teachers as part of the efforts to improve the teacher to student ratio as well as cater for the new classrooms being constructed to decongest existing ones. This was announced by Valentine Uwamariya, the Minister of Education while...

Monday, November 16, 2020, 5:26 PM

FEATURED: IRCAD to unveil high-tech surgery centre in Rwanda

In 2018, the government of Rwanda through the Ministry of Health in partnership with IRCAD France, a global institution dedicated to advancing and teaching minimally invasive surgery, embarked on a new journey to establish an IRCAD center in Kigali. The partnership aims to improve and advance...

Monday, November 16, 2020, 12:00 AM

We are increasing our presence in the electric mobility – Volkswagen Rwanda

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a swift and severe impact on the globally integrated automotive industry. Reported symptoms include a disruption in car-parts exports, factory interruptions across continents as well as closure of assembly plants. Similarly, transport in Rwanda has deeply been...

Monday, November 16, 2020, 12:00 AM

Rwandan community in Canada unveils monument to honour Genocide victims

The Rwandan Community in Hamilton, Canada on Saturday, November 14 unveiled a monument to honour the more than a million lives lost in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The development was announced via Twitter by the Rwandan Community in Canada. Prosper Higiro, Rwanda’s High...

Sunday, November 15, 2020, 10:34 PM

Anglican Church set to unveil Rwf420 million commercial facility

The Anglican Church of Rwanda will in January next year unveil a commercial complex worth Rwf420 million in Gasabo District, Kigali City. The development was confirmed by Laurent Mbanda, the church’s Archbishop since 2018, who cited that the facility will run under the name, Anglican House...

Sunday, November 15, 2020, 10:31 PM

University of Rwanda reopens for all students as Covid-19 cases drop nationwide

The University of Rwanda, (UR), on Tuesday, November 11 announced that it will effective November 30 reopen for both first and second-year students after more than eight months of digital learning due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The institution said that the returning students will join their...

Friday, November 13, 2020, 12:00 AM

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