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REB launches e-learning YouTube channel amidst coronavirus lockdown

Rwanda Education Board (REB) has launched an e-learning YouTube channel to facilitate students to continue their studies at home as the uncertainty on when schools will be reopened continue. This comes after all schools were closed in the wake of the coronavirus lockdown. The closure was...

Monday, March 30, 2020, 1:25 PM

How far with efforts to discover COVID-19 vaccine?

All hopes are being pinned on developing a vaccine against a virus that is bringing the world almost to a standstill. The coronavirus pandemic has been so far contracted by more than 500,000 people around the world and claimed over 23,000 lives. Rwanda has so far 60 COVID-19 confirmed cases...

Monday, March 30, 2020, 12:00 AM

Seven digital tools you can leverage for remote work

Since March 22, Rwanda has been under lockdown in a bid to contain the highly contagious virus. Non-essential service providers were obliged to work from home. Working remotely can be challenging, especially when it is uncalled for and sudden. The challenging part is that issues regarding...

Monday, March 30, 2020, 12:00 AM

How far with the efforts to discover COVID-19 vaccine?

All hopes are being pinned on developing a vaccine against a virus that is bringing the world almost to a standstill. The coronavirus pandemic has been so far contracted by more than 500,000 people around the world and claimed over 23,000 lives. Rwanda has so far 60 COVID-19 confirmed cases...

Sunday, March 29, 2020, 5:18 PM

Important coronavirus terms explained

COVID-19 pandemic has claimed over 15,000 lives globally with 416 686 confirmed cases in 196 countries and territories as of March 25, according to World Health Organization. With the outbreak becoming the major focus for the news media as well as dominating public debates around the world...

Thursday, March 26, 2020, 9:28 PM

Virtual connection step in to replace physical meetings amidst COVID-19 lockdown

It has been five days since the government declared a countywide lockdown allowing only essential services to remain in operation. All public and social gatherings including schools, churches and weddings were suspended. The lockdown was part of the effort to combat the COVID-...

Thursday, March 26, 2020, 1:48 PM

Internet charges waived for students amidst COVID-19 lockdown

Internet has been made free for students to be able to access online resources that have been made available to facilitate the students to go on with their studies during the ongoing countrywide lockdown. The lockdown is aimed at containing coronavirus. The move was made by telecommunication...

Thursday, March 26, 2020, 10:38 AM

COVID-19: A health expert’s view on immunity, recovery

In the wake of COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the world, confusion and many questions about it continues to win over debates. As of March 21, the pandemic had claimed over 12,000 lives globally while 292,000 cases were confirmed. In Rwanda, 19 cases have been confirmed, prompting the...

Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 1:12 AM

Police cautions public against violating lockdown

Rwanda National Police has warned the public against ignoring preventive measures put in place to contain coronavirus. iThe warning comes two days after the government declared a countywide lockdown and allowing only essential services to remain in operation. Given that a few banned...

Monday, March 23, 2020, 4:20 PM

Police weigh in on COVID-19 lockdown

Rwanda National Police (RNP) has urged the public to understand and responsibly implement the new COVID-19 preventive guidelines. The call was made by CP John Bosco Kabera, the RNP Spokesperson, as he appeared before a televised talkshow to discuss the recent lockdown after the...

Sunday, March 22, 2020, 2:17 PM

Kagame welcomes COVID-19 test kits donation by Jack Ma

President Paul Kagame expressed his gratitude for the COVID-19 test kits donated by Chinese business magnate Jack Ma. Ma is the founder of Alibaba Group, a philanthropist and investor. The donation arrived in Kigali on Friday March 20. Kagame, via his twitter handle, thanked the Chinese...

Saturday, March 21, 2020, 12:49 PM

Are you looking for reliable COVID-19 information and updates?

To date, 633 cases of Coronavirus and 17 deaths have been recorded in Africa. Rwanda, until Thursday March 19th, had confirmed 11 cases. As the virus spreads, fear, panic and unverified information spread even faster.  When the first case was confirmed, the Government of Rwanda called...

Friday, March 20, 2020, 10:13 AM

Restaurants shift to online amid COVID-19 fears

Restaurants in Kigali are shifting to online to shore up their revenues as more and more Rwandans opt to stay away from public places in the midst of the spread of coronavirus. The move follows government guidelines that discourage people from public gatherings, encouraging them to work from...

Thursday, March 19, 2020, 12:11 PM

COVID-19: Simple steps to prevent the spread and what to do when you think you are infected

Since December 31st 2019, COVID-19 pandemic has  claimed more than 7, 000 deaths with more than 180, 000 confirmed cases  worldwide, according to World Health Organisation. In Rwanda, by Tuesday March 17th, seven cases had been confirmed with more African countries confirming more cases....

Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 5:48 PM

More Rwandans opt for online shopping amidst COVID-19 pandemic

Rwandans are increasingly opting for online shopping in the wake of COVID 19. Online shop owners commit to supplying for the prospected high demand. As COVID 19 cases increased to 7 in Rwanda, the Government of Rwanda has suspended all public and social gatherings and encouraged people to keep...

Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 11:09 AM

Coronavirus: How Rwandans are coping with the pandemic

On Saturday, March 14, Rwanda confirmed its first case of COVID-19. The Ministry of Health announced that an Indian national, who had travelled from Mumbai to Rwanda on March 8, had shown no symptoms until he was tested positive on March 13. Four more cases were confirmed a day later. The...

Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 12:31 AM

FEATURED: Equity Bank commits to supporting female entrepreneurs

Equity Bank is committed to creating more opportunities for women in business, the lender’s managing director has said. Hannington Namara made the remarks during celebrations to mark International Women’s Day on Saturday. Globally, the day was observed on Sunday, March 8, under...

Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 12:40 AM

DR Congo confirms first coronavirus case

DR Congo confirmed its first case of coronavirus on Tuesday, March 10, in a development that is likely to put neighbouring countries on higher alert.  Eteni Longondo, DR Congo's Minister of Health, said the patient is a Belgian citizen who has been in the country for several...

Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 7:30 PM

Nuts and bolts: Auction process explained

On March 02, 2020 at a session convening the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Economy and Trade and the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) to discuss issues in the draft law relating to financial services consumer protection, the auction process stood out. They highlighted concerns over financial...

Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 12:00 AM

Sudan Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok survives assassination attempt

Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has survived an assassination attempt in the capital, Khartoum, according to media reports.  Hamdok was moved to a safe location after an explosion went off near his convoy in the capital of Khartoum. According to AlJazeera, members of Hamdok's...

Monday, March 9, 2020, 12:24 PM