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BPR partners with Adventist Church to digitize collection of offerings, tithe

Banque Populaire du Rwanda Plc (BPR Plc) in partnership with the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church in Rwanda and MoPay, a local tech-based company, on Thursday, October 15, launched a digital payment system to be used while collecting tithes and offerings in SDA churches in Rwanda. Dubbed...

Friday, October 16, 2020, 9:53 AM

11 more Covid-19 infections detected in refugee camps as active cases drop steadily

Rwanda on Thursday, October 15, reported 13 new Covid-19 cases, of whom 11 were identified in refugee camps located in Kirehe and Karongi districts. Nyagatare district also confirmed a single case of the virus. The new cluster was discovered on Wednesday, whereby 26 Covid-19 cases were...

Thursday, October 15, 2020, 11:27 PM

26 new Covid-19 infections detected in a refugee camp

Rwanda on Wednesday, October 14, reported 32 new Covid-19 cases, of whom 26 were confirmed in Mahama Refugee Camp in Kirehe District, Eastern Province. Gatsibo District also reported three new infections of the pandemic, while Rubavu and Gicumbi districts confirmed two Covid-19 cases and one...

Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 11:28 PM

Govt releases new school calendar

The Ministry of Education on Tuesday, October 13, announced the school calendar for the year 2020-2021. The calendar comes weeks after the Government resolved to reopen schools gradually with adherence to Covid-19 preventive measures, after nearly six months of closure to...

Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 9:44 PM

Five major changes in the draft land law

A cabinet meeting held on Monday, October 12 approved the draft law governing land in Rwanda. The draft land law, if approved by both chambers of parliament among other procedures, will replace the current one enacted in 2013. Below are five major changes that the new bill has. 1...

Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 8:09 AM

Rwanda records another Covid-19 death, 8 infections among truck drivers

A 51-year-old man succumbed to Covid-19 in Rwanda on Monday, October 12, raising the tally of the country’s virus fatalities to 32. On the same day, eight new infections of the pandemic were reported, of which eight are truck drivers in Nyagatare District, Eastern Province. Kayonza...

Monday, October 12, 2020, 11:38 PM

World Mental Health Day: 5 most prevalent mental illnesses in Rwanda

Mental disorders or illnesses can be simply explained as conditions that affect one’s thinking, feeling, mood and behaviour. Some of these conditions may occur but end at a given period of time, whereas others are chronic, meaning that they last for a lifetime. Rwanda, as many other...

Friday, October 9, 2020, 10:39 AM

Covid-19: Rwanda records 134 recoveries in a day, two positive cases

Rwanda on Thursday, October 8 registered 134 recoveries from Covid-19 in just 24 hours, according to the latest update from the Ministry of Health. On the same day, just two people tested positive of the virus across the country and they were detected from Kigali City and Nyagatare District, one...

Friday, October 9, 2020, 7:40 AM

FEATURED: Taxi vélo operators in Kigali to get helmets in two weeks

A tripartite partnership between Beno Holdings, a local company providing mobility solutions, Radiant Yacu Ltd and Equity Bank will see cyclists operating transport services in Kigali facilitated to get helmets among other kits in the next two weeks. The move follows recent complaints...

Thursday, October 8, 2020, 10:32 AM

Rwanda records over 160 Covid-19 recoveries

A total of 162 people recovered from Covid-19 in Rwanda on Wednesday, October 7, the same day 10 people tested positive of the pandemic. According to the Ministry of Health, of the new cases, seven of the new cases were detected in Kigali, two in Gatsibo District and one in Nyagatare District...

Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 10:57 PM

Rwanda records six more Covid-19 cases

Rwanda on Tuesday, October 6, reported six new Covid-19 cases, maintaining a streak of recording few cases of the virus for a number of days. According to the Ministry of Health, of the new cases, three were detected in Nyagatare District, two in Kigali City, while one case was recorded in...

Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 11:36 PM

Who will be priority beneficiaries of Covid-19 vaccine in Rwanda?

Health workers in hospitals, people aged above 65 years, and those with chronic diseases will be priority beneficiaries of the Covid-19 vaccine in Rwanda once secured, said Dr. Daniel Ngamije, the Minister of Health. So far, several vaccine candidates are in the final stage of human testing,...

Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 10:00 AM

“I sing from inspiration, not to make hits”-Israel Mbonyi

Popular local gospel musician and guitarist Israel Mbonyi says that the secret of creating great music is by singing from true inspiration and not striving to make hits. Mbonyi said this while speaking about his new song “Urwandiko” translated to mean ‘a letter’....

Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 12:00 AM

Govt warns against complacency as Rwanda’s daily Covid-19 cases drop

The Director General of Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC), Dr. Sabin Nsanzimana has urged the public not to let their guard down in the fight against Covid-19, following a sustained decline in daily registered cases. He said this after the country on Monday, October 5, recorded a single...

Monday, October 5, 2020, 11:47 PM

Covid-19 random testing taken to churches, car-free day routes

Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) on Saturday, October 3, announced that 400 Covid-19 sample tests shall be collected on Sunday, October 4, in some churches around Kigali in a bid to assess the prevalence of the virus. Also to be tested will be randomly selected people participating in outdoor...

Sunday, October 4, 2020, 6:17 AM

RDF captures 19 armed Burundians on Rwandan territory

Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) on Saturday, October 3, announced that 19 Burundian militants armed with guns illegally crossed from Burundi to Rwanda. The combatants, according to RDF, identified themselves as members of Red Tabara armed group and were apprehended in Nyungwe Forest, Ruheru...

Saturday, October 3, 2020, 9:57 PM

Cyclists in dilemma over directive on mandatory use of helmets

Bicycle taxi operators in Kigali say they are in a dilemma after they were given a green light to resume operations with a strict condition to wear helmets. Locally known as ‘abanyonzi’, passenger bicycle riders had been banned from operating since March 21, as a measure to prevent...

Saturday, October 3, 2020, 7:00 AM

Covid-19: Rwanda records four more postive cases

Four people tested positive of Covid-19 in Rwanda on Friday, October 2. Kigali, Kirehe, Kayonza and Nyamagabe districts confirmed a single Covid-19 case each. On the same day, 16 people recovered from the pandemic. The latest results were obtained from 1,873 tests conducted in the last 24...

Saturday, October 3, 2020, 12:31 AM

Government warns against fees increment ahead of school reopening

The Minister of Education urged schools to avoid any form of school fees increase by the time schools reopen. This was said by Valentine Uwamariya, the Minister of Education while addressing the press on Friday, October 2. The event was also attended by Ministers of Health, Local Government,...

Friday, October 2, 2020, 7:57 PM

1,000 Covid-19 patients admitted for home-based care

About 1,000 Covid-19 patients have been admitted for home-based care, the Minister of Health, Dr. Daniel Ngamije said on Friday, October 2. This was said in a press conference that brought together journalists and the Ministers of Health, Local Government, Education, and Trade and Commerce, and...

Friday, October 2, 2020, 1:28 PM

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