Lavie Mutanganshuro

SPONSORED: Kabuye Sugar Works LTD donates over 13 tonnes of sugar amidst COVID-19

Kabuye Sugar Works LTD on Thursday, April 16, donated 13.65 tonnes of sugar worth Rwf 10 million, to help vulnerable families whose livelihoods were affected by COVID-19 lockdown. The move is in line with the Government's recent decision to provide food to vulnerable families in Kigali and...

Friday, April 17, 2020, 5:56 PM

COVID-19: Rwanda reports 6 more recoveries, 2 new cases

Rwanda on Thursday, April 16, confirmed six more recovered cases of COVID-19 and two new positive cases.  These results are drawn from 664 samples and have taken the tally of recovered cases to 60, while the cumulative number of confirmed cases stands at 138.  As of now, the country...

Thursday, April 16, 2020, 9:37 PM

COVID-19: Rwanda reports five more recoveries, two new cases

Rwanda on Wednesday, April 15, confirmed five more recovered cases of COVID-19 and two new cases.  The two new cases were drawn from the 923 samples tested the same day. According to the Ministry of Health, the new positive cases were identified through tracing of...

Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 11:06 PM

Commemoration week ends with call for increased efforts in fight against genocide ideology

While concluding the week-long commemoration week on Monday, April 13, the National Commission for the Fight Against Genocide(CNLG) called for additional efforts in combating genocide ideology. The commemoration week is part of the 100 days in which the 1994 genocide against Tutsi took place and...

Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 10:44 AM

RIB arrests Vlogger over fraud

Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) on Sunday, April 13, arrested Theoneste Nsengimana, who runs a Youtube channel called Umubavu TV, over fraud. According to RIB, the suspect gathered citizens and promised to give each of them Rwf 20,000 if they accepted to be recorded lying that they received...

Monday, April 13, 2020, 2:33 PM

COVID-19: Withholding info relevant for contact tracing is an offence, says Justice minister

Minister of Justice, Johnston Busingye on Saturday, April 11, emphasized that anyone who withholds information relevant for contact tracing, or knowingly fails to report COVID-19 symptoms, jeopardises public safety and therefore will be punished in accordance with applicable laws. Busingye said...

Saturday, April 11, 2020, 6:31 PM

Rwanda confirms five more COVID-19 cases

Rwanda on Friday, April 10, confirmed five more cases of COVID-19, bringing the total recorded positive cases to 118, with no reported death so far. As of now, seven of these confirmed cases have recovered. These new cases were found after testing 1,023 samples....

Saturday, April 11, 2020, 12:24 AM

UK national Matthew Wilson died of natural causes, family says

The family of a British national who was recently found dead in his home in Kigali has said that the 56-year-old man died of natural causes. Matthew Robert Wilson, who owned a Kigali-based printing firm called Colours Company Ltd was found dead in his home in Kacyiru on April 3. “It is...

Friday, April 10, 2020, 7:26 PM

Police appeals for more compliance by the public amidst COVID-19 lockdown

The Rwanda National Police (RNP) on Friday, April 10, called for more compliance with set COVID-19 prevention measures from the public. The appeal came after several cases of violating set precautionary measures put in place to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Among the...

Friday, April 10, 2020, 3:40 PM

Rwanda confirms three new COVID-19 cases

Rwanda has on Thursday, April 9, confirmed three more COVID-19 cases, increasing the country's total recorded positive cases to 113. As of now, seven of these reported cases recovered and the country has not yet recorded any death. In a statement, the Ministry of Health noted that the new...

Thursday, April 9, 2020, 11:00 PM

Kwibuka 26: Arsenal joins Rwanda in commemoration

Arsenal Football Club on Wednesday, April 08, joined Rwanda in commemorating the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi that claimed over a million lives. This year's commemoration is running under the theme: “Remember-Unite-Renew”. In a pre-recorded video, Arsenal players reiterated...

Thursday, April 9, 2020, 11:13 AM

Deceased British national was COVID-19 negative, RIB says

Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) has said that the recent death of a UK national who was living in Rwanda was not linked to COVID-19. RIB says this after the man’s death went viral on social media, triggering speculation that he died of COVID-19. Mathew Robert Wilson, 56, was the owner...

Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 10:22 PM

Kwibuka 26: Rwandans, friends of Rwanda send messages of comfort

Each year on April 7, Rwanda begins 100 days of commemorating the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi that claimed lives of over one million victims. As previously announced by the National Commission for the Fight Against Genocide (CNLG), this time most commemoration programmes were held virtually...

Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 9:45 AM

Rwanda confirms one more COVID-19 case

Rwanda on Monday, April 6, confirmed one new case of COVID-19, bringing the total recorded positive cases to 105 with no reported death so far. Four of these have recovered and were discharged on Sunday, April 5, the first recoveries ever since Rwanda confirmed the first COVID-19 case...

Monday, April 6, 2020, 10:48 PM

Rwanda confirms two more COVID-19 cases

Rwanda on Sunday, April 5, confirmed two new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total recorded positive cases to 104. However, four of these have recovered and were discharged on Sunday. This was the first batch of recoveries ever since Rwanda reported the first COVID-19 case on its soil on March...

Sunday, April 5, 2020, 10:28 PM

Rubavu: Two more suspects arrested over mob justice

Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) has arrested two more suspects (a man and woman) in Rubavu District, who are suspected of intentionally assaulting one Salomon Niyonzima, 24, who later died in hospital. Those arrested were identified as Jean-Claude Ntirenganya, who was beating Niyonzima,...

Saturday, April 4, 2020, 10:12 AM

No launch of Kwibuka26 activities at district level

The National Commission for the Fight Against Genocide (CNLG) on Friday, April 3, announced two major changes in the recently announced commemoration programme. The calendar came to implement the Government's preventive measures amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. As of now,...

Saturday, April 4, 2020, 9:52 AM

COVID-19 cases rise to 89 in Rwanda

The Ministry of Health on Friday, April 3, confirmed five new cases of COVID-19, bringing the national tally to 89. According to a statement from the ministry, the new cases were identified in the exercise of tracing people who came into contact with COVID-19 confirmed cases. This was...

Saturday, April 4, 2020, 1:17 AM

Why Government extended COVID-19 lockdown

On Wednesday, April, 1, an extraordinary cabinet meeting held via video link and chaired by President Paul Kagame ordered a 15-day extension of the current lockdown. The lockdown is aimed at curtailing the spread of the coronavirus, otherwise known as COVID-19. The initial two-week...

Friday, April 3, 2020, 10:20 AM

Rwanda FDA extends deadline for food product registration

Rwanda Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has extended the deadline for premise licensing and food products registration to June 30. The regulator had in January set March 31 as the deadline. However, in a statement released Tuesday, March 31, Rwanda FDA noted it had extended the timeframe...

Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 2:12 PM

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