Lavie Mutanganshuro

“Petit Pays” set to premiere in Europe this month

Petit Pays is finally set to hit European cinemas this month. The movie is drawn from a book by French-Rwandan rapper and author Gaël Faye. Published in August 2016, Petit Pays (French for ‘small country’) is the author’s recollection of the civil war in Burundi in 1993,...

Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 12:30 AM

Kagame appoints new government officials

President Paul Kagame on Monday, March 9, made new appointments in senior Government positions. Some of the appointments came to fill the vacant positions that resulted from the recent cabinet reshuffle. Read also: Who are the new faces in cabinet? The new appointment saw ...

Monday, March 9, 2020, 9:09 PM

Rwanda marks Commonwealth Day

Rwanda on Monday, March 9, joined member countries of Commonwealth to celebrate the Commonwealth Day. This year’s celebration runs under the theme ‘Delivering a Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming’. The event was marked by raising the Commonwealth flag...

Monday, March 9, 2020, 6:39 PM

Covid-19: Stop handshakes, govt urges public

The Government of Rwanda Friday urged citizens to stop handshakes and close body contacts as part of efforts to contain the New Coronavirus (Covid-19) threat. While Rwanda has not recorded any Covid-19 case the virus continues to spread to several African countries more than two months...

Friday, March 6, 2020, 11:59 AM

Heavy rains: 53 people killed since January

Statistics from the Ministry of Emergency Management (MINEMA) have revealed that 53 people died and 84 others were injured since January this year due to heavy rains. In addition to the deaths, 858 houses and 196 hectares of crops were destroyed. Lightning, floods and rainstorms are the major...

Thursday, March 5, 2020, 11:01 PM

French Cultural Centre to reopen

The French Embassy in Rwanda on Wednesday announced that the French Cultural Centre will be reopened in October this year. The Centre will be located near Kigali Convention Center, Kimihurura Sector, Gasabo District. This was said in a press conference during the official inauguration of the...

Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 8:51 PM

UCI Director-General impressed with Tour du Rwanda

The Director-General of the International Cycling Union (UCI) Amina Lanaya says she was impressed by the organisation of Tour du Rwanda and commended it as a benchmark in the development of cycling. The official said this during her visit to the country recently where she had come to watch...

Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 12:00 AM

Fuel prices decrease slightly

Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) Tuesday announced a slight fall in fuel prices for both petrol and diesel. In a statement, RURA said that effective this Wednesday, March 4, a litre of petrol will cost Rwf1,088, down from Rwf1,091. Diesel will now cost Rwf1, 073, down from Rwf1,...

Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 5:41 PM

Heavy rains: Death toll rises to five

The Ministry of Emergency Management (Minema) has confirmed that five people died while infrastructure was destroyed on Monday night due to heavy rains. The damage comes after the Rwanda Meteorology Agency made “above normal” rainfall predictions between March and May, last...

Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 2:23 PM

PSG legend Djorkaeff jets in for five-day visit to Rwanda

France World Cup winner and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) legend, Youri Raffi Djorkaeff, is expected in Rwanda this Saturday, February 29, for a five-day visit. The visit is in line with the three-year deal between Rwanda and PSG, which came following another successful partnership with Premier...

Saturday, February 29, 2020, 1:00 AM

Prioritise interests of Rwandans, Kagame tells new ministers

President Paul Kagame on Friday, February 28 urged leaders to prioritise the interests of Rwandans instead of being self-centred. Kagame said this during the swearing-in ceremony of four new ministers and four new state ministers who joined the Governmentafter Wednesday’s cabinet...

Saturday, February 29, 2020, 12:00 AM

Employees to finance community health insurance with 0.5 % salary deduction

All employees will have a portion of their salary deducted in a bid to raise funding for the community-based health insurance scheme commonly known as mutuelles de santé. According to a statement from the Ministry of Public Service and Labour, 0.5 percent of the net salary will be deducted...

Thursday, February 27, 2020, 10:06 AM

Nearly 30 African refugees relocated from Rwanda to Sweden

Twenty-eight asylum-seekers from Libya who were hosted in Rwanda’s emergency transit mechanism in Bugesera District, Gashora Transit Centre, were on Monday night resettled to Sweden, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Rwanda confirmed in a statement. It...

Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 12:12 PM

Mineduc defends credibility of exam results amidst claims of malpractices

The Ministry of Education (Mineduc) on Monday assured the public that the 2019 Senior Six National Examination results were credible despite former Minister of State in charge of Primary and Secondary Education, Issac Munyakazi, being cited a malpractice scandal. The pass rate for the 2019 S.6...

Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 1:00 AM

Mount Kenya, Imbuto enter third year of partnership

Mount Kenya University and Imbuto Foundation have on Friday entered the third year of partnership that intends to provide education opportunities to brilliant but economically disadvantaged Rwandan students in secondary schools. Under the partnership that inaugurated in 2018...

Monday, February 24, 2020, 3:25 PM

Israel: A remarkable experience

I arrived in Tel Aviv, Israel on a Friday afternoon. It was Shabbat (a day of rest), therefore, very few people were on the road, shops were closed and a few public transportation facilities were operational. In six hours, we landed at Ben Gurion International Airport (thanks to RwandAir’s...

Friday, February 21, 2020, 12:00 AM

Kagame, Masai announce first Giants of Africa Festival

President Paul Kagame and Masai Ujiri, Founder of Giants of Africa and President of the NBA’s Toronto Raptors on Thursday, February 20, announced the inaugural Giants of Africa Festival that will take place in Rwanda, in August 2020. The week-long festival will take place from 16-22 August...

Friday, February 21, 2020, 12:00 AM

Rwanda to host World Coffee Producers Forum next year

Coffee farmers and processors from across the world will meet in Rwanda in 2021 to assess the challenges in the coffee value chain Kigali will host the third World Coffee Producers Forum that will bring together 1,500 people from over 40 coffee-producing countries. The meeting,...

Thursday, February 20, 2020, 10:41 AM

Five things you should know about Rwanda’s first pharmaceutical plant

Apex Biotech Ltd has become the first pharmaceutical manufacturing plant in Rwanda. The factory was licensed by Rwanda Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) on Tuesday, February 18. Co-owned by Rwandan and Bangladeshi investors, the plant is located at Kigali Free Economic Zone, Gasabo District....

Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 1:00 AM

Five things you should know about 2020 Tour of Rwanda

IT IS BACK. The Tour du Rwanda 2020 starts in one week, running from Sunday, February 23 through Sunday, March 1. Billed as the biggest race on the continent, Tour du Rwanda is one of the only two African cycling events under the International Cycling Union (UCI) 2.1 category following its...

Sunday, February 16, 2020, 11:06 AM

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