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Climate change is an unprecedented planetary emergency, Mujawamariya

The Minister of Environment, Jeanne d’Arc Mujawamariya, has said that climate is an unprecedented planetary emergency and that it was creating complex risks. She made the statement while addressing the parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change UNFCCC, in the 25th...

Thursday, December 12, 2019, 12:41 AM

Meet Arnold Mugisha, one of Rwanda’s top video producers

We all have all those oldies that we love, ones we can still sing along from the start to the end. There are songs like, ‘Amaso ku maso’ by The Ben, ‘Si inzika’ by Dream Boys, ‘Igikomere’ by Faysal, ‘Mfashe inanga’ by Simon Kabera— ‘...

Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 12:00 AM

NRS calls for reintegration of rehabilitated youth

The Director-General of National Rehabilitation Service (NRS), Aimee Bosenibamwe, Tuesday called for the reintegration opportunities for graduates of rehabilitation centres just like those from Iwawa. The call was made during a meeting between the City of Kigali and the Non-...

Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 6:01 PM

Rwanda hosts anti-corruption awards summit

Rwanda will this Monday host the Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani Anti-Corruption Excellence Award thanks to President Paul Kagame’s anti-corruption credentials and the government’s institutionalisation of the fight against corruption.  The award is given by the Rule of Law and...

Monday, December 9, 2019, 11:42 AM

ICASA ends with call for more investment in healthcare services

The Minister of Health, Diane Gashumba, has said that although the world has done much in the prevention and treatment of HIV more needs to be done She was presiding over a ceremony of the weeklong International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA) in Kigali...

Saturday, December 7, 2019, 3:17 PM

How achievable are the 2020 global goals on HIV?

We are just a few days away to the year 2020, where the world will have to have achieved the 90-90-90 target that stipulates; 90 per cent of all people living with HIV will know their HIV status, 90 per cent of all people with diagnosed HIV infection will receive sustained antiretroviral therapy...

Saturday, December 7, 2019, 12:18 AM

Adolescents living with HIV are more vulnerable to mental illness – study

Preliminary results from a study on mental health of adolescents living with HIV (ALHIV) mothers and their children have shown that they are more likely to face mental health issues than teenage mothers who are not infected. This was highlighted on Thursday, by Camille Wittesaele, a...

Thursday, December 5, 2019, 7:13 PM

ICASA 2019: Inside the Community Village

Since December 1, over 10,000 people have been gathering in Kigali for the International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted infections (ICASA). Part of the conference is a platform called the ‘Community Village’ where people living with HIV as well as key populations—...

Thursday, December 5, 2019, 10:45 AM

Local entrepreneurs tipped on quality, competitiveness

The chief executive of Rwanda Development Board (RDB), Clare Akamanzi, has challenged local entrepreneurs to improve the competitiveness of their products, arguing that for a product to be made in Rwanda is not enough for people to buy it. She was speaking in Kigali on Tuesday at the inaugural...

Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 12:00 AM

HIV self-test services key to end the epidemic

Increasing the ability for people to test themselves for HIV could bolster efforts to universal access to treatment, according to Heather Watts Director of HIV Prevention, Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator. Under its fast-track target known as 90-90-90, by 2020 UNAIDS aims to have 90 percent...

Monday, December 2, 2019, 7:16 PM

How Jidenna owned the Kigali Jazz Junction stage

It was that time of the month where international stars are paired with a local star for the Kigali Jazz Junction, but it has never been like the just-concluded November when the monthly show gave the stage to U.S-based singer, rapper and songwriter Jidenna. Jidenna Theodore Mobisson, US-...

Sunday, December 1, 2019, 1:35 PM

Gender equality is not a project but principle, says GMO chief

The Chief Gender Monitor, Rose Rwabuhihi told female politicians on Friday that gender equality is not a programme, but a principle. She was addressing women in a workshop organized by the National Consultative Forum of Political Organizations (NFPO), that aimed to sensitize leaders of the women...

Friday, November 29, 2019, 5:47 PM

Cabinet appoints new Prosecutor General

A cabinet meeting chaired by President Paul Kagame on Thursday appointed Aimable Havugiyaremye as Prosecutor General, replacing Jean-Bosco Mutangana who has held the docket for three years now. Havugiyaremye has been the chairperson of the Law Reform Commission. Also replaced was...

Friday, November 29, 2019, 10:24 AM

BK Group registers Rwf25 billion in profit

BK Group PLC has recorded a profit of Rwf25 billion in the first nine months of 2019, with its subsidiary commercial bank and insurance arms having the largest impact on growth. This is a 27 per cent increase from the previous amount recorded in the same period last year. The third quarter...

Friday, November 29, 2019, 12:01 AM

Ibihame by’Imana gear up for maiden concert

It’s finally here! Ibihame by’Imana, an all-male cultural troupe, is all set for their long-awaited debut concert scheduled to take place on December 15, at Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village (former Camp Kigali- Akagera hall). The concert will be held under the theme; Intango...

Friday, November 29, 2019, 12:00 AM

Six arrested in multi-level marketing scam

Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB), on Tuesday, arrested six suspects in multi-level marketing scams (pyramid scheme) that involved two phony companies. This was announced through the Bureau’s twitter handle. The arrested include four who were acting on behalf of a company called Amway...

Wednesday, November 27, 2019, 10:59 AM

Digital project seeks to increase access to information among women

A new Pan-African networking platform to connect 50 million African women in business was launched in Kigali on November 26, at the ongoing Global Gender Summit. The 50 Million African Women Speak (50MAWS) is a web and mobile-based application expected to directly impact 50 million...

Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 3:10 PM

Is elimination of violence against women attainable?

Over 800 delegates from all over the globe are gathering in Kigali for the Global Gender Summit (GGS), which takes place from November 25-27. This year’s GGS coincided with the International Day of the Elimination of Violence against Women, and the start of the 16 days of activism against...

Monday, November 25, 2019, 8:58 PM

Gender summit delegates visit Isange one Stop Centre

Delegates at the Global Gender Summit had two field visits on Sunday, November 24. One group went to Isange one Stop Centre (IOSC), one of the initiatives that were designed to prevent and respond to gender-based violence and child abuse. Another group went to Gahaya Links, a Rwandan handicraft...

Sunday, November 24, 2019, 11:33 PM

Ingoma Nshya: Drumming for the passion, for the love

For Olive Ngorore, the love for drumming came naturally after encountering women drumming out of her curiosity and she never looked back. Not even motherhood could get in the way of her passion to create a career out of drums. “I am married, with kids. I started drumming in 2008. I was...

Sunday, November 24, 2019, 7:48 AM

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