Rwandan hospitals get 40 ambulances from Belgium

The Government of Rwanda on Thursday, September 24, received a total of 40 ambulances from the Kingdom of Belgium in a move aimed at scaling medical services in the country. Speaking at the handover, health minister Dr. Daniel Ngamije noted that the support contributes to the attainment of the...

Thursday, September 24, 2020, 3:14 PM

Busogo sector executive secretary arrested for assaulting citizen

Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) has confirmed the arrest of Aimable Nsengimana, the Executive Secretary of Busogo sector in Musanze District, following reports of his involvement in assaulting a local security guard. Nsengimana faces three charges including abduction, unlawful detention and...

Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 8:00 PM

MTN Rwanda moves to curb mobile money fraud

Telecommunication operator MTN Rwanda will effective Thursday, September 24, roll out a new cash withdrawal process, an initiative that aims at curtailing the growing number of mobile money fraudsters. According to Teta Mpyisi, the Brand and Sponsorship Senior Manager at MTN Rwanda, “All...

Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 6:24 PM

Covid-19: How rising screen time disrupts learning experience

The coronavirus pandemic is remaking the way children learn, and it could have an impact on their academic progress. With schools shifting to remote learning globally, experts argue that children are spending more time in front of computer screens, mobile phones, among other gadgets, hence,...

Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 12:00 AM

Government launches one-month reading challenge

Developing a love for reading during childhood can have a huge impact on education and future wellbeing. Besides, according to various reports, reading books is incredibly beneficial to children. And so, the Ministry of Education in partnership with the Ministry of Youth and Culture, this week...

Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 12:00 AM

Covid-19: How rising screen time disrupts learning experience

The coronavirus pandemic is re-forming the way children learn, and it could have an impact on their academic progress. With schools shifting to remote learning globally, experts argue that children are spending more time in front of computer screens, mobile phones, among other gadgets, hence,...

Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 12:00 AM

Tips for a smooth job interview

Whether someone is coming back into the workforce or looking ahead at their first interview, there’s no denying that a smooth job interview is a difficult undertaking. For the most part, the applicant is expected to possess virtues to a good degree, playing down weaknesses and explaining...

Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 12:00 AM

Explained: Bank accounts’ ‘hidden’ costs and charges

Opening a bank account for the most partly signifies the start of a new era in a customer’s financial life. With opening a bank account getting easier and seemingly cost-free by the day, few are aware of costs that they incur to manage their accounts. It is also possible to also open an...

Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 12:00 AM

Taj Mahal reopens despite Covid-19 cases increase in India

The iconic Taj Mahal has reopened its doors to visitors after six months of closure with special rules, including prohibiting all visitors from touching the white marble walls of the mausoleum. At the onset, authorities say that only 5,000 visitors are allowed daily, a significant decrease in...

Monday, September 21, 2020, 2:51 PM

Winners for the creative industry grants to be announced this week

Winning projects for the creative industry recovery fund will be revealed early this week, the organisers have announced. The ceremony was slated for Wednesday, September 16, but organisers said that deliberations were still going on. “This is to inform you that the CCI recovery grant-...

Monday, September 21, 2020, 12:00 AM

Covid-19 cases hit the 30 million mark globally

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases across the globe has surpassed 30 million, according to figures by America's Johns Hopkins University. Africa has recorded more than a million confirmed cases.  Available data shows that more than 940,000 have died with Covid-19 since the...

Friday, September 18, 2020, 11:53 AM

Greece unveils new camp to host thousands of asylum seekers

The government of Greece has established a new facility on the island of Lesbos to move thousands of migrants and refugees left homeless after a fire destroyed their overcrowded camp last week. The country’s police said that the operation included 70 female police officers who were...

Thursday, September 17, 2020, 4:03 PM

Yoshihide Suga named new Japan PM, replaces Shinzo Abe

The Japanese government on Wednesday, September 16, elected Yoshihide Suga as the country’s new prime minister, after its long-serving leader Shinzo Abe resigned over health related issues last month. Following the appointment, the new prime minister who is also believed to be a close ally...

Thursday, September 17, 2020, 12:06 PM

Boeing 737 Max crash: New report outlines the major problems of the airline

A new report published by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee of the United States on Wednesday, September 16 noted that the two fatal crashes that killed 346 people aboard Boeing’s 737 Max and led to the worldwide grounding of the plane resulted from the “horrific...

Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 2:58 PM

Barbados to remove Queen Elizabeth as head of state next year

Barbados has announced its intention to remove Queen Elizabeth as its head of state and become a republic by November 2021. The decision is part of the nation’s plan to achieve sovereignty as part of celebrations to mark its 55th independence anniversary slated for November. The...

Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 2:54 PM

Two African authors shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize

Two African authors including Zimbabwean Tsitsi Dangarembga and Ethiopian-American Maaza Mengiste have both made the six-book shortlist for the prestigious Booker Prize. The development was announced on Tuesday, September 15, via the organisation’s Twitter account. According to the...

Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 10:44 AM

Final pitching for creative industry grants kicks off

Contestants for the recently launched Cultural and Creative Industry recovery fund on Tuesday, September 15, started a two-day final pitching exercise that will determine 30 winners. The final winners will be picked Wednesday from 45 project proposals selected from the initial 600 proposals. The...

Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 7:00 AM

Five tips to help you make an outstanding CV

For long, studies have shown that recruiters spend the least time possible looking at a CV before deciding whether a candidate is suitable for the role.  First impressions are, therefore, critical to success, in this regard, here are five simple yet effective ways to make your CV appealing...

Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 12:00 AM

Tanzania school fire claims lives of ten students, owner arrested

Police in Tanzania on Tuesday, September 15 arrested the owner of Islamic Byamungu English Medium Primary School where 10 pupils died in a dormitory fire outbreak. According to BBC, at least 10 children in north-western Tanzania died in a dormitory fire early on Monday after they...

Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 6:53 PM

Tunisia re-opens schools

The government of Tunisia Tuesday, September 15, reopened schools following a six months closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to Africanews, the move followed approval of the country’s scientific committee for the fight against coronavirus which called for social distancing...

Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 3:35 PM

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