Lavie Mutanganshuro

FEATURED: Kwibohora26: Reflecting on milestones in the energy sector, the journey ahead

When the country was liberated on July 4, 1994, everything was in crumbles and every sector of the economy had to start from zero. The energy sector, in particular, has seen a remarkable facelift in regards to electricity generation and distribution. For instance, before 1994, only less than...

Saturday, July 4, 2020, 10:49 AM

Kwibohora26: Youth vow to preserve liberation gains

It is now 26 years since Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF)-Inkotanyi stopped the Genocide against the Tutsi, effectively liberating the country. Every year, on July 4, the country marks Liberation Day – an opportunity to pay tribute to the gallant men and women who staked their all to liberate...

Saturday, July 4, 2020, 2:30 AM

DJ Pius, Bruce Melody drop new collab

DJ Pius has announced the release of his latest single, “Ubushyuhe, featuring R&B star Bruce Melody. The deejay and singer teased the song across his social media channels earlier this week. The anticipated collab was released this morning, July 2 at 10 a.m. (...

Thursday, July 2, 2020, 12:00 AM

Rwanda reports third Covid-19 death

The Ministry of Health on Wednesday, July 1, announced the death of a 51-year-old Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) officer who succumbed to Covid-19, becoming the third person to die from this pandemic in Rwanda. According to a statement from the ministry, the deceased had an underlying condition...

Wednesday, July 1, 2020, 11:34 PM

Govt lifts travel restrictions to and from Rubavu District

The travel ristriction on Rubavu District that has been in place since early June, has been lifted following an evaluation of the Covid-19 situation in the country. This was one of the resolutions by an extraordinary cabinet meeting held in Kigali on Tuesday, June 30. Movements in and out of...

Wednesday, July 1, 2020, 1:21 AM

EAP promises more exciting performances at Iwacu Muzika festival

East African Promoters (EAP) promises more thrilling performances at the ongoing Iwacu Musika festival. EAP is the organiser of the annual festival, in partnership with the Ministry of Youth and Culture and ArtRwanda - Ubuhanzi among other partners, to promote Rwandan talent. Unlike last year...

Tuesday, June 30, 2020, 12:00 AM

72 Covid-19 cases confirmed in detention centre in Rwanda

Rwanda on Monday, June 29 reported 101 new positive cases of Covid-19 bringing the tally of confirmed cases to 1,001 against 443 recoveries. The latest update was obtained from 2,498 sample tests carried out in the last 24 hours. According to the Ministry of Health, of the new cases, 22 are...

Monday, June 29, 2020, 11:38 PM

Rwandans in UAE commemorate genocide against Tutsi

Rwandans living in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Saturday, June 27 marked the 26th commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The ceremony was held in the City of Dubai, in adherence to Covid-19 preventive measures such as self-distancing, and attracted speakers from Rwanda...

Monday, June 29, 2020, 12:00 AM

Comedians unveil new series to improve remote learning

Rwandan comedian, Japhet Mazimpaka and Etienne (5K) Iryamukuru, have released the first episode of their new series dubbed, “Classroom”, expected to tackle remote learning challenges. The duo is locally known as “Bigomba Guhinduka”- a Kinyarwanda word, loosely translated...

Monday, June 29, 2020, 12:00 AM

Six villages in Kigali City put under Covid-19 lockdown

Six villages of Kigali City were on Thursday, June 25 put under a 15-day total Covid-19 lockdown in a bid to prevent the spread of the virus in other areas. The directive was announced by the Ministry of Local Government, explaining that the decision was based on analysis. “Based on an...

Friday, June 26, 2020, 4:17 AM

Rwanda decentralises Covid-19 testing exercise

A new Covid-19 testing lab has been established in Rusizi District, which Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) says will help contain the Covid-19 pandemic in Western Province specifically. “Gihundwe District Hospital Covid-19 testing lab is fully set and operational,” Dr Sabin Nsanzimana...

Friday, June 26, 2020, 12:00 AM

FEATURED: Canal+ introduces new affordable bouquets

Canal+ on Wednesday, June 24 introduced four new affordable bouquets to help Rwandans enjoy plenty of channels at a lower cost. The new bouquets have a uniqueness of Rwandan names, which according to Canal+ is because these packages apply to Rwanda only and that the names will be more convenient...

Thursday, June 25, 2020, 12:06 AM

Rwanda reports 32 new Covid-19 cases

Rwanda on Wednesday, June 24 confirmed 32 new Covid-19 cases and 5 recoveries, bringing the tally of active cases to 452 against 376 of recovered ones. Of the new cases, one case was reported from Nyagatare District in the Eastern Province. According to the Ministry of Health, the new case...

Wednesday, June 24, 2020, 11:30 PM

Kagame to give opening remarks at pan-African business leaders' forum

President Paul Kagame will on Tuesday, June 23 deliver opening remarks and engage in a fireside chat at the beginning of the four-day Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) Leaders Forum. This is the first time that the meeting, which will be held virtually, will be taking place since the outbreak of...

Tuesday, June 23, 2020, 7:49 AM

Rwanda pioneers global initiative to connect schools to the internet

Rwanda has been selected to lead the Giga initiative of connecting every school in Africa by 2030. The initiative was launched in 2019 by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), with aim to provide connectivity to every school in the...

Tuesday, June 23, 2020, 1:35 AM

Covid-19: Rwanda confirms 26 new cases, some found in Kigali

Rwanda on Sunday, June 21 reported 26 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the tally of active cases to 367 against 359 recoveries. In a daily update on the pandemic by the Ministry of Health, it was noted that of the new cases; 18 were detected in Rusizi district, two at Rusumo and 6 cases found in...

Sunday, June 21, 2020, 10:16 PM

Covid-19 cases surpass 700-mark in Rwanda

Rwanda on Saturday, June 20 reported 41 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the tally of confirmed cases to 702. The latest total number of new infections has been the highest number of daily cases that Rwanda has recorded since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.  According to the Ministry...

Saturday, June 20, 2020, 11:10 PM

First Lady Jeannette Kagame pays tribute to wiped out families

The First Lady Jeannette Kagame on Saturday, June 20 called for increased efforts in the fight against genocide ideology and denial, as Rwanda commemorated over 15,000 families wiped out during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. A family is said to have been wiped out when all parents and...

Saturday, June 20, 2020, 3:37 PM

Covid-19: Rusizi, Rusumo remain hotspots as 15 new cases are recorded

Rwanda on Friday, June 19 reported 15 new cases of Covid-19, who according to the Ministry of Health, are linked to the Rusizi and Rusumo clusters. “New cases driven by the Rusizi and Rusumo clusters,” the Ministry noted in its Covid-19 daily update. The two areas have been the...

Friday, June 19, 2020, 10:42 PM

Covid-19: Places of worship may reopen in 15 days

Religious organizations in Rwanda have been asked to make necessary investment in Covid-19 preventive measures ahead of a possible reopening of places of worship in the next 15 days. The decision was announced in a statement from an extraordinary cabinet meeting chaired by President Paul Kagame...

Wednesday, June 17, 2020, 3:09 AM

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