Your skills are now more relevant than ever – President Kagame to UGHE's MGHD ‘20 graduates

President Paul Kagame has told the University of Global Health Equity’s (UGHE) fifth cohort of graduates that the skills they acquired at UGHE are an important part of the region's aspiration for improved health care and better research capacity, and conveyed his hope that they would find...

Tuesday, August 11, 2020, 9:12 PM

Nyarugenge court to rule on surrogacy case appeal

The Nyarugenge Intermediate Court will on Wednesday, August 12,  rule on a surrogacy case that has sparked debates among the public on whether surrogacy is legal in Rwanda.   The ruling follows an appeal by a couple that went to court after other infertility treatments were...

Tuesday, August 11, 2020, 3:46 PM

Government waives over Rwf5 billion in penalties and fines for tax defaulters

The Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Dr. Uzziel Ndagijimana has announced that penalties, fines and interest accrued from late payment of some taxes for the period of March, April and May have been waived. The waived penalties and fines for the three months equal to a total of Rwf5,...

Tuesday, August 11, 2020, 11:09 AM

Nuts and Bolts: How telcos monetise data assets

The telecommunication sector is rapidly growing, locally and globally through its innovations on multiple aspects including phones, the internet, through airwaves or cables among others. It is incredible how much data telecommunication companies hold as the world gravitates towards a more...

Tuesday, August 11, 2020, 12:19 AM

Parliament raises concern over Genocide denier named on Belgian colonial probe commission

The Parliament of Rwanda has expressed concerns over a recent decision by Belgian authorities to name a Rwandan well known for denying the Genocide on a Belgian Special Parliamentary Commission to probe the country’s colonial past in Rwanda. Laura Uwase was appointed last week as a member...

Monday, August 10, 2020, 10:23 PM

Lake Kivu is getting four new ports, ferries to boost Rwanda-DR Congo trade

Construction of ports on Lake Kivu has kicked off in the districts of Rubavu, Rusizi, Rutsiro and Karongi to facilitate the transport of goods and people on Lake Kivu. The lake is also shared with DR Congo, one of Rwanda’s main trading partners. A budget of $28 million (approximately...

Friday, August 7, 2020, 1:55 PM

Is surrogacy legal in Rwanda? Lawyers and doctors are confused

On June 30, 2020, a judge at Kicukiro Primary Court in Kigali ruled to deny a couple the right to have children by surrogacy. The ruling sparked debate as to whether surrogacy is legal in Rwanda or not. The couple went to court after other infertility treatments were not successful and...

Thursday, August 6, 2020, 9:53 AM

23-year-old’s experience and journey creating her own fashion brand

In 2017, Kanyana Nadine, 23, took a bold decision. She had been studying sciences with a vision to major in computer programs coding and Information Technology but decided to drop it all and pursue fashion. “My family was supportive but not all my friends could understand why I did not...

Tuesday, August 4, 2020, 12:00 AM

How digital media outlets make money

Trends of the media industry’s revenue streams have been changing rapidly in recent years, with a majority of traditional media transitioning to become digital outlets; in pursuit of the available opportunities. Today, 73 per cent of Rwandans have mobile phones, and 26 per cent can access...

Tuesday, August 4, 2020, 12:00 AM

Rwanda’s 5 most engaging, followed mayors on Twitter

The Rwandan community on Twitter has been growing fast over the last few years. While 26 percent of Rwanda’s population can access the internet, a growing number is using Twitter, to get their voices heard, especially when poor service has been rendered. Twitter has been picking up as a...

Monday, August 3, 2020, 10:12 AM

FEATURED: I&M Bank partners with Rwanda Bookmobile Initiative to bring story-telling to children amidst Covid-19

I&M Bank has partnered with a local Non-Government Organisation, namely Rwanda Bookmobile Initiative (RBI) through the Reading Aloud Campaign to promote the love for reading and storytelling amongst children aged between 3-12 years who are currently learning from home due to the COVID-19...

Thursday, July 30, 2020, 11:22 AM

FEATURED: Bank of Kigali and YEGO Innovision launch the first batch of brand-new taxi cabs in Rwanda

Bank of Kigali, in partnership with Yego Innovision and RwandaMotors, has launched the first batch of brand new taxi cabs in Rwanda. The financed 7-seater Suzuki Ertiga cabs were given to three taxi drivers worth Rwf15 million each. The cars were bought with loans financed by Bank of Kigali...

Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 3:29 PM

University of Rwanda ready to resume studies in September

It has been over five months since schools have been closed as a result of Covid-19 pandemic, having been closed since March 16. All physical teaching activities were stopped and replaced with remote and online learning. The University of Rwanda is among the schools that stopped teaching...

Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 12:41 AM

WHO names Rwanda among countries that prevented large-scale coronavirus outbreak

The World Health Organization (WHO) has listed Rwanda among countries, globally, that have managed to prevent coronavirus outbreaks on a large-scale. The list was mentioned by WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID-19 on...

Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 11:11 AM

People with disabilities seek help to cope with Covid-19 restrictions

Emelyne Shemezimana, 24, is blind and before Covid-19 pandemic hit, she always had a helper; someone who walks with and assist her in her daily activities. During lockdown, she was affected like everyone else and had to stay at home. Things changed, however, when movement restrictions were...

Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 12:52 AM

Nuts and Bolts: Understanding cyber risks and commonly used tools

Recently, one of the most popularised and confounding hacks on Twitter took place. Twitter accounts of major companies and individuals were hacked by a scam promoting bitcoin. Twitter handles of renowned personalities such as Barack Obama, Apple, Joe Biden, Bill Gates were among those hacked...

Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 12:00 AM

Rwandan Senate receives facemask from Chinese counterparts

The Rwandan Senate on Thursday, July 23, received facemasks from the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) through the Embassy of China to Rwanda to help in efforts to prevent and contain Covid-19. The event was held at the Parliament where 22,000 face masks were handed...

Thursday, July 23, 2020, 8:50 PM

Mixed reactions as govt sets stringent requirements for private universities

The Director-General of the Higher Education Council (HEC),  Rose Mukankomeje recently announced that stringent measures for universities to operate will soon start to be fulfilled for a university to be allowed to admit any students. Among the requirements is the requirement for...

Wednesday, July 22, 2020, 7:41 PM

Commonwealth backs online safety campaign in Rwanda

At the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Get Safe Online, a UK-based non-profit organisation, has launched a campaign to raise awareness on the importance of online safety in Commonwealth countries, including Rwanda. The campaign was launched on Monday, July 20. The campaign is...

Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 6:51 PM

Domestic workers face heightened abuse

When she was 15 years old, Umulisa (not real name) dropped out of school in order to support her mother fend for her five siblings. Their family was poor. She resorted to casual employment, largely working with her mother on people’s farms in Rulindo, her home district. It is here, 18...

Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 1:19 AM

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