Lavie Mutanganshuro

World Bank rallies nations to halve learning poverty by 2030

As the world celebrated the 32nd International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, on Thursday, the World Bank announced a new target seeking to halve the global rate of Learning Poverty by 2030, effective next year. Learning Poverty is defined as the percentage of 10-year-olds who cannot read...

Friday, October 18, 2019, 11:38 AM

New documentary to show impact of Genocide on children

More than one million Rwandans, including children and expectant mothers, were killed during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. Several films that talk about the gruesome tragedy that took place in the Genocide have been released, with the latest being Léopold Gasigwa’s. The 58 minutes-...

Thursday, October 17, 2019, 12:00 AM

I will recommend my friends to visit Rwanda – David Luiz

Arsenal Football Club star David Luiz says that he has had a wonderful experience during his visit to Rwanda and promised to recommend his friends to visit the country. “I’ve enjoyed everything in Rwanda since my first day, and I definitely would wish to come back in the future....

Sunday, October 13, 2019, 12:05 AM

YouthConnekt: Rwandan scoops girls’ innovation project award

Blandine Umuziranenge has been awarded USD 5,000 for being the first of the three contestants in the Girls in Innovation Project award category, during the YouthConnekt Awards. The award ceremony was held on Friday during the final day of the Youth Connekt Africa Summit that has been...

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 1:38 AM

Challenges made me an achiever, says soccer star Drogba

Former Ivorian international football star Didier Drogba has noted that the challenges he faced in life made him take the lead to become a greater achiever and turn his talent into profit, which he initially didn’t know was possible. He said this on Thursday while addressing about 3,000...

Thursday, October 10, 2019, 9:59 PM

Meet Rwanda’s young ‘ The Green Fighter’

At 23, Grace Ineza Umuhoza is a founder  a non-government organization dedicated to the safety and protection of the environment. Her NGO, which boasts 12 staff members and more than 50 volunteers, is known as  The Green Fighter (perhaps to reflect her personal commitment to the...

Monday, October 7, 2019, 12:31 AM

Rwanda to construct over 350 pedestrian bridges

Two pedestrian bridges were on Thursday, October 3 launched in Muhanga District, making them the first of the 355 bridges that government, in partnership with Bridge to Prosperity (B2P), an international NGO, have agreed to construct in the next five years. B2P has been building pedestrian...

Saturday, October 5, 2019, 12:00 AM

Rwanda to build over 350 pedestrian bridges to get communities out of isolation

Two pedestrian bridges were on Thursday 3 September launched in Muhanga District, making them the first of the 355 bridges that government in partnership with Bridge to Prosperity (B2P), an international NGO,  have agreed to build in the next five years. B2P has been building pedestrian...

Friday, October 4, 2019, 11:15 AM

Govt in fresh bid to mitigate disasters

Rwandans should take pro-active measures to protect themselves and their loved ones from disasters, the Minister for Emergency Management has said. Germaine Kamayirese was speaking in Kigali this week ahead of the launch of a one-month national campaign designed to mitigate disasters....

Friday, October 4, 2019, 12:00 AM

Rwanda: Disasters kill 70 people in nine months

Statistics from the Ministry of Emergency Management (MINEMA) show that 70 people died countrywide between January and September 2019, due to disasters. The figures were presented during a news conference on Tuesday. Officials used the occasion to launch the ‘Disaster Risk Reduction...

Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 10:30 AM

Kimironko: Man electrocuted by an electric fence

An unidentified man died Monday morning after touching an electrified fence of a family home in Kimironko Sector, local officials have confirmed. Angelique Uwinkindi, the Executive Secretary of Kimironko Sector in Gasabo District said the incident took place in Inyamibwa village, Bibare cell at...

Monday, September 30, 2019, 8:20 PM

Over 100 Genocide victims exhumed from Rwezamenyo get decent burial

Remains of more than 100 Genocide victims who were recently exhumed from a home in Rwezamenyo Sector in Nyarugenge District were on Thursday interred at Nyanza Genocide Memorial. Located in Kicukiro District, Nyanza Genocide Memorial is currently home to 96,541 Genocide victims. The remains...

Friday, September 27, 2019, 12:13 AM

Fear of job losses arise as Kigali deploys blowers to clean streets

Since the beginning of July this year, City of Kigali adopted the use of blowers to clean the city, a move credited for efficiency and improving the safety of city cleaners. It is the latest among other machine or technology-based initiatives introduced in the city, which include cashless based...

Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 12:47 AM

Youth tipped on fight against climate change

The Minister for Emergency Management (MINEMA), Germaine Kamayirese, has urged youth to play a central role in the move to fight climate change. This was said on Monday, during the 8th Social Good Summit (SGS) that was held under the theme; “We only have one planet. At SGS, we’ll...

Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 9:10 AM

Sign language dictionary 80% complete, official says

As Rwanda joins the rest of the world to mark the International Day of Sign Languages,  the National Commission for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD) has said that the process to produce a new national sign language dictionary has reached the final stages, with an estimated 80 per...

Monday, September 23, 2019, 12:09 PM

District council by-elections slated for September 26

More than 90 candidates from 13 districts will start campaigning today, September 21,to fill positions in the district councils across the country, including mayors and vice mayors following a recent spate of resignations. The exit saw up to 23 local government officials quit their positions in...

Friday, September 20, 2019, 2:47 PM

Upendo Choir to launch debut album

Upendo choir will on Sunday, September 15, launch an album, the first since the year 2000 when they came into existence. The album is made of eight audio songs and is named after Upendo’s famous song ‘wa mwenda’ (that veil). Bethesda Holy Church, Gisozi, will host the concert...

Friday, September 13, 2019, 9:29 PM

Misigaro impressed by tour

Canada-based Rwandan gospel artiste Gentil Misigaro, has said that his Biratungana Tour has yielded positive results, noting that it’s not far from what he had prayed for. Biratungana Tour is a collection of different concerts taking place on four different continents including, Australia...

Friday, September 13, 2019, 12:00 AM

No compromise with schools defying use of Kinyarwanda as a medium of instruction- MINEDUC

The Ministry of Education maintains that there won’t be any compromise with nursery and primary schools that do not comply with the policy of using Kinyarwanda language as a medium of instruction. As per the competency-based curriculum that came into effect in 2015, the language of...

Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 12:00 AM

Criminal record clearance goes digital

The National Public Prosecution Authority (NPPA) has started issuing criminal record clearance certificates through online, effectively beginning the process to phase out the current system that has stimulated public complaints in the recent past. The new platform was launched on...

Monday, September 9, 2019, 9:30 PM