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Lavie Mutanganshuro

Rwanda’s universal electrification target gets $66m boost from Korea

The Government of Rwanda and the Republic of Korea on Thursday, November 26, signed a loan agreement worth $66.2m (approx. Rwf65bn) to reinforce the country’s target to achieve universal access to electricity by 2024. The loan is concessional in nature and will be repaid in 40 years...

Thursday, November 26, 2020, 6:01 PM

Sudan ex-PM al-Mahdi succumbs to Covid-19

Sudan’s last democratically elected prime minister, Sadiq al-Mahdi, has died from Covid-19 at the age of 84, his party announced on Thursday, November 26. Al-Mahdi was overthrown in the 1989 military coup that brought Omar al-Bashir to power. Last month, Mahdi’s family said he had...

Thursday, November 26, 2020, 1:05 PM

Covid-19: 13 infections detected in Bugesera Prison

Following the Covid-19 outbreak in Muhanga, Rwamagana and Nyarugenge Prisons, Bugesera Prison located in Bugesera district also confirmed 13 Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, November 25. On the same day, nine people tested positive for Covid-19 in Kigali, four people in Musanze district, two in...

Wednesday, November 25, 2020, 11:11 PM

Rwanda reports 24 more Covid-19 cases

Twenty-four people tested positive for Covid-19 in Rwanda on Tuesday, November 24. Of the new infections, according to the Ministry of Health, 10 were identified in Muhanga Prison, whereas Rubavu district confirmed four infections. Nyagatare district and Kigali confirmed a single Covid-...

Tuesday, November 24, 2020, 11:09 PM

Rwanda registers one more Covid-19 fatality

A 32-year-old man succumbed to Covid-19 in Kigali on Sunday, November 22. In total, Rwanda has recorded 47 Covid-19 deaths. On the same day, out of 2,541 sample tests collected within 24 hours, 45 people tested positive for the virus. Of the new cases, 21 infections were identified in...

Monday, November 23, 2020, 7:28 AM

Rwanda seeks $15m to acquire Covid-19 vaccine once available

More than eight months since Rwanda confirmed her first Covid-19 case, the country has recorded 5,620 total positive cases. Of these, 5,163 have already recovered while 46 people succumbed to the virus according to current statistics. To get the general picture of the current state of Covid-19...

Monday, November 23, 2020, 12:00 AM

Covid-19: Total confirmed cases cross 5,600-mark

34 people tested positive for Covid-19 in Rwanda, on Saturday, November 21. This raised the tally of the country’s Covid-19 confirmed cases to 5,620. Of these, 5,163 have already recovered. According to the Ministry of Health, of the new infections, 14 were identified in Rwamagana...

Sunday, November 22, 2020, 7:44 AM

New partnership to ensure transparency in mineral supply chain

LuNa Smelter, the sole producer and exporter of tin in both Eastern and Central Africa, has entered partnership with Minespider, Google, and the Rwanda Mines, Petroleum, and Gas Board (RMB) to pilot a tool that will foster transparency in mineral supply chain in Rwanda. Dubbed OreSource...

Saturday, November 21, 2020, 9:33 AM

Rwandan envoy Karitanyi presents credentials in Malta

Rwandan diplomat Yamina Karitanyi on Thursday, November 19, presented her letters of commission to the President of Malta, George Vella, as a Non-Resident High Commissioner to the European country. Karitanyi is the Resident High Commissioner of Rwanda to the United Kingdom since 2016....

Saturday, November 21, 2020, 12:40 AM

100 students to get scholarship under new deal between Imbuto Foundation and Chinese embassy

The Chinese Embassy in Rwanda and Imbuto Foundation on Thursday, November 19, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) worth Rwf30 million, to provide scholarships for 100 brilliant students from vulnerable backgrounds. Beneficiaries of this programme receive assistance of up to $300...

Friday, November 20, 2020, 6:31 PM

Rusesabagina’s appeal hearing adjourned again

The Nyarugenge Intermediate Court on Friday, November 20, adjourned the appeal hearing of Paul Rusesabagina to next week, Friday, November 27. This is the third time the court pushed the hearing at the request of the accused. Rusesabagina is one of the 18 suspects whose indictment was last...

Friday, November 20, 2020, 4:22 PM

Rwanda reports 29 more Covid-19 infections

29 people tested positive for Covid-19 in Rwanda on Thursday, November 19, raising the tally of the country's positive cases to 5,543. The results were obtained from 2,709 Covid-19 sample tests taken in the last 24 hours. Three of the new cases were detected in Kigali, whereas Bugesera...

Thursday, November 19, 2020, 11:43 PM

Rwanda Correctional Services to launch TVET schools worth Rwf4 billion

The Rwanda Correctional Services (RCS) will soon launch technical and vocational education training (TVET) schools worth Rwf4 billion in five different prisons across the country. This was announced by Brig. Gen. George Rwigamba, the Commissioner-General for RCS, on Thursday,...

Thursday, November 19, 2020, 8:11 PM

79 refugees, asylum seekers from Libya to jet in Thursday

Seventy-nine refugees and asylum seekers from Libya will arrive in Rwanda on Thursday, November 19, at 8 p.m. This was confirmed by the Ministry of Emergency Management (Minema). The evacuation is part of the commitment by the government of Rwanda to provide a safe passage for Africans...

Thursday, November 19, 2020, 5:58 PM

FEATURED: How EU-funded project empowered local NGOs to respond toemergencies in line with localisation

Before February 2019, Jean-Damascene Nsengiyumva, a staff in ARCT (a non-government organisation that helps people with trauma), had no idea about what an emergency was, and so neither all his colleagues in the organisation. Further, ARCT had no emergency preparedness plan whenever they would...

Thursday, November 19, 2020, 8:56 AM

New measures to tackle Covid-19 spread in jails

Last week, the Ministry of Health announced that Rwamagana Prison had confirmed 13 Covid-19 infections. Few days later, Muhanga and Nyarugenge Prisons also reported Covid-19 cases. According to the Ministry of Health, so far, over 180 Covid-19 cases have been confirmed in prisons and 12...

Thursday, November 19, 2020, 1:03 AM

Rwanda Bar Association clarifies on reciprocity in legal practice

Recently, there emerged claims that Vincent Lurquin, a Belgian lawyer affiliated to the Brussels Bar Association was denied the right to give legal assistance to Paul Rusesabagina in Rwanda. Rusesabagina is one of the 18 suspects linked to MRCD-FLN and faces several charges linked to terrorism...

Thursday, November 19, 2020, 1:03 AM

Rwanda reports 36 new Covid-19 cases

36 people tested positive for Covid-19 in Rwanda on Wednesday, November 18, raising the tally of the country's positive cases to 5,543. The results were obtained from 2,392 Covid-19 sample tests taken in the last 24 hours. Seven of the new cases were detected in Kigali, whereas Gisagara...

Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 11:34 PM

PM Ngirente: Covid-19 revealed huge untapped opportunities

Prime Minister Édouard Ngirente said that though Covid-19 has undoubtedly severely disrupted the global economy, the pandemic revealed huge untapped opportunities in Rwanda. The Premier was speaking at the first-ever Concordia Africa Summit on Tuesday, November 17. Rwanda...

Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 12:52 AM

Rwanda registers another Covid-19 fatality

A 78-year-old man succumbed to Covid-19 in Rwanda, on Tuesday, November 17. So far, Rwanda's Covid-19 death toll stands at 46. On the same day, out of 3,051 sample tests collected in the last 24 hours, 16 people tested positive for Covid-19. Of the new infections, three were identified...

Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 10:42 PM

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