Emmanuel Côme Mugisha

Road accidents claim 16 in a week

At least 16 people died from 15 fatal road accidents which occured between September 14 and 20, according to the Rwanda National Police (RNP). RNP Spokesperson Commissioner of Police Jean Bosco Kabera revealed that all the fatal accidents happened between 5pm and 9pm, a time when most people are...

Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 12:00 AM

Ngirente calls for unified front in fighting Covid-19, future crises

International cooperation and solidarity should be the takeaways from the coronavirus pandemic to get over any other global crisis, Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente has said. The Premier made the call at the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the United Nations held on Monday in...

Monday, September 21, 2020, 10:17 PM

UN in Rwanda marks 75th anniversary with call for solidarity to address global challenges

Senior government officials on Monday, September 21 joined heads of UN agencies in Rwanda for a high-level meeting to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the United Nations. The ceremony held at Kigali Marriott Hotel was presided over by Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente who said that global...

Monday, September 21, 2020, 4:44 PM

Covid-19 and children: What do scientists say?

Ten months since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, no one has been spared of its impacts, not even children, but science shows that the pandemic has less severe health effects on children. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) data, less than 10 percent of reported cases and less...

Monday, September 21, 2020, 9:00 AM

Rwanda’s GDP slumps by 12% in Quarter 2, Covid-19 blamed

In the second quarter of 2020, the national Gross Domestic Product (GDP) plummeted by 12.4 per cent, latest figures have revealed. According to the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR), the slump is attributed to measures in place to contain the spread of Covid-19. The statistics...

Saturday, September 19, 2020, 2:23 PM

Mobile data in Rwanda 11th cheapest in sub-Saharan Africa

Contrary to popular belief, eight out of the top 50 cheapest countries in the world for mobile data are in Sub-Saharan Africa. This is in stark contrast to the cost of broadband on the continent, which is almost universally very high or non-existent. In the sub-region, Rwanda which is weaving...

Saturday, September 19, 2020, 12:30 PM

Angolans celebrate liberation hero in Rwanda

The embassy of the Republic of Angola on Wednesday, September 16 held an event to celebrate the country’s independence hero and first president, Dr. António Agostinho Neto. Every year, on September 17, Angolans celebrate the Day of the National Hero, honoring the day Neto was born. This...

Thursday, September 17, 2020, 11:44 AM

Urban experts discuss city wellbeing post-Covid-19

The novel coronavirus has changed the way we live in cities. Roads are no longer bustling with the working class and corporate buildings are near empty because most people are working from home. Chat rooms are the new convention centres.  This is the new normal. Notably, the pandemic has...

Thursday, September 17, 2020, 7:00 AM

FEATURED: 20 youths enter entrepreneurship summer camp

First batch of 20 young entrepreneurs have started a two-week summer camp intended to produce innovators of the Covid-19 era and beyond. The first-of-its-kind camp brought together finalists and alumni of the Kigali Independent University (ULK) and its polytechnique arm.  It aims at...

Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 10:09 AM

FEATURED: Drive to bridge gender gaps in private sector gains momentum

In partnership with the Gender Monitoring Office (GMO) and two UN agencies, Rwanda’s Private Sector Federation (PSF) has embarked on an initiative to eradicate rampant gender gaps which remain rampant in different industries. Driven by a four-year Gender Mainstreaming Strategy, the...

Monday, September 14, 2020, 12:00 AM

Artificial intelligence to revolutionise health in lower-income countries

In the wake of Covid-19, countries with strong health systems and heavy investments in the health sector were believed to have an upper hand against the disease. But as it ravaged the globe, the narrative changed. Some of the world’s biggest economies were the worst hit while emerging...

Saturday, September 12, 2020, 10:00 AM

Rwandan court backs surrogacy in landmark ruling

Nyarugenge Intermediate Court on Friday, September 11 ruled in favour of a couple that has for months pursued legal approval to have a child by surrogacy. The case had ignited debate among legal practitioners and human rights activists for the past three months. On June 30 this...

Friday, September 11, 2020, 10:58 PM

Covid-19 infections in Africa on downward trend – report

The number of Covid-19 cases in Africa shrank by 17 percent in the past week, maintaining a continued decrease in the past seven weeks, according to the WHO African Region situation report. Between September 2 and 8, a total of 34,564 new cases were reported from 45 African countries, marking a...

Friday, September 11, 2020, 12:01 PM

Curfew sparks increase in road accidents – Police

The curfew introduced to limit Covid-19 infections has hiked the number of road accidents, according to a road security report by the Traffic and Road Safety department of the Rwanda National Police (RNP). Curfew was imposed by the government in early May when the six-week countrywide lockdown...

Friday, September 11, 2020, 11:00 AM

Three arrested over impersonation, fraud

Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) Thursday paraded three people over impersonation and fraud. Two of the suspects reportedly masqueraded as the bureau’s agents and tricked a married woman into paying them Rwf400,000 for the release of her husband who is under detention. One of the...

Thursday, September 10, 2020, 12:33 PM

Weatherman predicts reduced rains in Season A

Rwanda will witness a reduction in rainfall from September to December (Agriculture season A) compared to previous seasons, according to the Rwanda Meteorology Agency. The agency said that the climate outlook for this new season indicates higher chances of near normal to below normal rainfall...

Wednesday, September 9, 2020, 8:52 PM

Health ministry: Dangers of air pollution on the rise

The Ministry of Health has warned that the health threat posed by air pollution is growing, urging stakeholders to develop more initiatives to preserve air quality. In Rwanda, diseases related to air quality claim about 3,000 lives annually, hence ranking among the top ten killers. Dr Zuberi...

Tuesday, September 8, 2020, 12:00 PM

FEATURED: Is it time to rid overlapping gender issues in the private sector?

According to the National Institute of Statistics (NISR), only 32.5 percent of all businesses in the country are owned by females. Women also are paid 13 percent less than men’s monthly salaries. In industry terms, massive gender gaps emerge especially in transport, construction, mining...

Monday, September 7, 2020, 6:30 AM

How Rwanda fared in latest Africa index on organised crime

Rwanda is among the few African countries which can best withstand organized crime, according to a new Organized Crime in Africa index. In a research report published by the Institute for Security Studies (or ISS Africa), Rwanda is the only country in the region to qualify for low criminality -...

Saturday, September 5, 2020, 12:40 PM

FEATURED: Kigali Arbitration Centre gains international recognition

The Kigali International Arbitration Centre (KIAC) received 33 cases from July 2019 to June this year, highlighting yet another milestone for the dispute settlement institution. The record included three emergency arbitration cases, according to KIAC. Beyond Rwanda, the cases registered in...

Thursday, September 3, 2020, 9:42 PM

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