Lavie Mutanganshuro

How technology has boosted Rwanda’s response to Covid-19

Three months after the Covid-19 outbreak was announced in China, Rwanda reported her first case of the pandemic. Nearly seven months later, the country has now confirmed a total of 4,836 Covid-19 cases of whom 3,125 have recovered. Rwanda’s Covid-19 death toll stands at 29 people so far...

Friday, October 2, 2020, 9:30 AM

RIB arrests two people over producing illicit alcohol

The Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) has arrested Beatrice Gahongayire, the owner of African Buffalo, and Bonaventure Niyitegeka, the head of operations at the company, for allegedly producing and selling illicit alcohol. African Buffalo is based in Ndera Sector, Gasabo District. The...

Thursday, October 1, 2020, 10:39 AM

Covid-19: Rwanda edges closer toward 500,000 tests

Four people tested positive for Covid-19 in Rwanda on Wednesday, September 30. Kigali, Gatsibo, Nyamagabe and Rubavu districts confirmed a single Covid-19 case each. On the same day, 29 people recovered from the pandemic. The latest results were obtained from 2,087 tests conducted in the...

Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 10:56 PM

Rwanda records 8 more Covid-19 recoveries

8 more people recovered from Covid-19 in Rwanda on Tuesday, September 29, raising the tally of recoveries to 3,125. On the same day, the country reported four new Covid-19 cases. According to the Ministry of Health, of the new cases, three were detected in Kigali, while the remaining case was...

Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 11:35 PM

Woman in custody over killing one-year-old daughter

The Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) is holding Alphonsine Nyirahanyurwishaka, 37, who is suspected of intentionally pouring hot water on her husband and one-year-old daughter in Kinyinya Sector, Gasabo District. The daughter later succumbed from the injuries at CHUK Hospital, whereas the...

Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 11:39 AM

Covid-19: Rwanda records 12 new cases

Eighteen more people recovered from Covid-19 in Rwanda on Monday, September 28, raising the tally of recoveries to 3,117. On the same day, the country reported 12 new Covid-19 cases. According to the Ministry of Health, of the new cases, nine were detected in Kigali, while three were...

Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 12:10 AM

Iwacu Muzika 2020: 15 shows, immense talent and a befitting end

The new coronavirus outbreaks led to people coming up with creative ways to do things, including taking what would have been real events or activities to digital platforms at the time when gatherings are not permitted. It is only fair to say that Iwacu Muzika festival this year proved to be...

Monday, September 28, 2020, 12:00 AM

Covid-19: 13 more cases confirmed in Kigali

Rwanda confirmed 13 new Covid-19 cases on  Saturday, September 26, according to the daily update on the pandemic issued by the Ministry of Health.  They were identified in Kigali, among high-risk groups. However, in the update, the Ministry did not disclose the groups.   On...

Sunday, September 27, 2020, 8:02 AM

Kagame makes diplomatic changes, appoints new envoys

President Paul Kagame on Friday, September 25, made several changes in Rwanda’s diplomatic corps, appointing new Ambassadors, First Counsellors and second counsellors in several embassies. The new appointees include; Ambassador Col. Joseph Rutabana who will serve as Rwanda High...

Saturday, September 26, 2020, 2:21 PM

Schools to reopen gradually, night-time curfew eased

A cabinet meeting held on Friday, September 25 among others resolved that schools will resume in the coming weeks, after over 6 months of closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, the meeting emphasized that the reopening will be a gradual process. “Schools will resume...

Saturday, September 26, 2020, 7:40 AM

Covid-19 recoveries hit 3,000-mark in Rwanda

Fifty-five people recovered from Covid-19 in Rwanda on Thursday, September 24, raising the tally of the country’s recoveries to 3,050. On the same day, 10 new positive cases were reported. According to the daily update on the pandemic issued by the Ministry of Health, of the new cases,...

Friday, September 25, 2020, 12:41 AM

FEATURED: KOICA supports the national youth response to COVID-19

YouthConnekt is a successful multi-faceted programme initiated by the Ministry of Youth and Culture in partnership with UNDP in 2012 aimed at empowering young people and connect them with their peers, leaders, role models, skills, and resources to promote employment, access to finance, citizenship...

Thursday, September 24, 2020, 3:02 PM

500 more Burundian refugees depart from Mahama Camp

A group of 511 Burundian refugees is being repatriated to their home country from Mahama Refugee Camp located in Kirehe District, Eastern Province. According to the Ministry of Emergency Management (Minema), the group departed from the camp around 6:20a.m on Thursday, September 24, heading to...

Thursday, September 24, 2020, 11:09 AM

Mining sector will recover from Covid-19 impact soon – Gatare

Francis Gatare, the Chief Executive of Rwanda Mines, Petroleum and Gas Board (RMB) says there is hope that the country’s mining sector will soon recover from adverse effects brought by the Covid-19 pandemic. Rwanda’s mining sector, just like many other sectors worldwide, has been...

Thursday, September 24, 2020, 10:00 AM

Rwanda records 41 new Covid-19 cases, majority cross-border truck drivers

Rwanda on Wednesday, September 23, recorded 41 new Covid-19 cases. According to the daily update on the pandemic issued by the Ministry of Health, of the new cases, 26 were cross-border truck drivers identified in Nyagatare district, Eastern Province. In the first months that followed the...

Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 10:50 PM

Rwanda records 18 more Covid-19 recoveries

Eighteen more people have recovered from Covid-19 in Rwanda while 16 new positive cases were confirmed Tuesday, September 23, the Ministry of Health said in its nightly virus update.   Of the new confirmed cases, 11 were detected among Kigali’s high risk groups while five...

Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 12:40 AM

Covid-19: Catholic Church donates protective gear worth Rwf300m

The Ministry of Health on Tuesday, September 22, received personal protective equipment (PPEs) worth Rwf294 million donated by the Catholic Church through Caritas International Rwanda, to boost the fight against Covid-19. The PPEs will be supplied to health workers in 10 hospitals across the...

Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 12:33 AM

Rwanda registers one more Covid-19 death

A 58-year-old man succumbed to Covid-19 in Rwanda, becoming the 27th life to be taken by the pandemic in Rwanda. On the same day, the country recorded 12 new Covid-19 recoveries and 11 positive cases. Of the new cases, 7 were detected in Kigali among contacts of previously confirmed...

Monday, September 21, 2020, 10:30 PM

Over 700 Covid-19 patients admitted for home-based care

The Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) has revealed that 762 Covid-19 patients have been admitted to home-based care. Of these, according to RBC, 337 have already recovered. The initiative began in a pilot phase at the beginning of last month, before being rolled-out country-wide in September...

Monday, September 21, 2020, 11:00 AM

Rwanda records 51 more Covid-19 recoveries

Rwanda on Sunday, September 20, registered 51 new Covid-19 recoveries, raising the tally of those who have recovered from the pandemic to 2,961. On the same day, the country reported 22 new Covid-19 cases of the pandemic. Of the new cases, 14 were detected in Kigali's high-risk groups,...

Monday, September 21, 2020, 6:03 AM

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