Lavie Mutanganshuro

Govt commends Rusizi residents for collaboration in Covid-19 fight

Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) applauds efforts by residents, leaders and Covid-19 respond team of Rusizi district, Western Province in containing Covid-19 pandemic in the area. The district has been for the past months one of the major hotspots of this pandemic in the country, whereby most...

Thursday, July 16, 2020, 11:47 AM

Govt okays reopening of places of worship, but with restrictions

Places of worship have been given a green light to reopen after over four months of closure, which was part of the effort to contain Covid-19. The decision to reopen places of worship was made by a cabinet meeting held Wednesday, July 15, which stressed that they each would be reopened after an...

Thursday, July 16, 2020, 1:35 AM

Govt issues guidelines ahead of strong winds

The Ministry of Emergency Management has announced guidelines that citizens in high-risk areas should observe in order to prevent severe damages or loss lives, after the Rwanda Meteorology Agency predicted that there would be strong winds in different parts of the country.  The...

Thursday, July 16, 2020, 12:59 AM

Two new Covid-19 labs set up in Kigali, Huye

Government has established two new Covid-19 testing laboratories in Kigali and Huye, Southern Province in bid to further decentralize testing of the novel coronavirus and contain it. “Laboratory diagnostic capacity is essential to respond effectively to Covid-19. We are happy to open two...

Thursday, July 16, 2020, 12:15 AM

US makes U-turn on foreign students restrictions

The Trump administration on Tuesday, July 15 decided to rescind a directive that would have prohibited international college students from the U.S. if their colleges offered classes entirely online in the fall semester. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) directive ...

Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 1:36 AM

Pockets of Nyamagabe, Nyamasheke districts go under fresh Covid-19 lockdown

The Ministry of Local Government (Minaloc) on Tuesday, July 14 put six cells of Nyamagabe and Nyamasheke districts in a 15-day Covid-19 lockdown. According to a statement by Minaloc, the decision was a result of a health assessment done after the pandemic was confirmed in some parts of the two...

Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 12:10 AM

Internet connectivity to exceed 60 per cent in public schools

Rwanda Education Board (REB) has announced that it targets to reach 62 percent internet connectivity among secondary public schools this fiscal year, from the current 52 percent. According to REB, the target is in line with the National Strategy for Transformation (NST1) that targets to reach...

Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 12:12 AM

Rwandans in Kenya celebrate Liberation Day

Rwandans in Kenya on Saturday, July 12 hailed the 26th Anniversary of Rwanda’s Liberation. The event was held virtually to align with Covid-19 preventive measures that among others discourage large gatherings, and was attended by the diplomatic community in Kenya, friends of Rwanda...

Sunday, July 12, 2020, 8:19 PM

49 new Covid-19 cases confirmed in Kigali

Rwanda on Tuesday,July 7, reported 59 new Covid-19 cases and 20 recoveries. Of the new cases, said the Ministry of Health in a statement, 49 cases were confirmed in Kigali and included residents of Kigali Transit Centre and those in villages of Kicukiro district which are currently under...

Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 10:28 PM

Kagame reinstates Gatabazi as Governor of Northern Province

President Paul Kagame has reinstated Jean Marie Gatabazi as Governor of the Northern Province, according to a statement by the Prime Minister's Office. The announcement comes a month after Gatabazi was suspended pending investigations over accountability issues. The President...

Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 9:16 PM

Rwanda sets up new Covid-19 testing lab in Rubavu District

Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) has established a new Covid-19 testing laboratory in Rubavu district, Western Province to help contain the pandemic in the area. According to RBC, the test lab, which was launched on Monday, July 6, has the capacity of running 400 Covid-19 samples per day....

Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 1:37 PM

Rwanda launches digital app to bolster liberation history tourism

Rwanda Development Board (RDB) on Saturday, July 4, launched a digital application that will enable end users to view the course of the liberation struggle and therefore boost both domestic and international tourism. Dubbed Liberation History Tourism Trail, the application has ...

Sunday, July 5, 2020, 11:08 PM

Musoni: Pan-Africanism is about valuing every African with no discrimination

On this Saturday, July 4, Rwandans celebrated the Liberation Day for the 26th time. The Day implies the time when the Rwanda Patriotic Army (RPA) stopped the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi that claimed a million people in just 100 days. Liberation Day is also an opportunity to pay...

Sunday, July 5, 2020, 6:57 PM

Commercial flights to resume in August

The Ministry of Infrastructure (Mininfra) on Saturday, July 4 announced that Rwanda will reopen airport operations for scheduled commercial flights on August 1. The move follows months of restricted passenger flights since May 18, as a means to contain the Covid-19 pandemic....

Sunday, July 5, 2020, 6:40 AM

FEATURED: Kwibohora26: Reflecting on milestones in the energy sector, the journey ahead

When the country was liberated on July 4, 1994, everything was in crumbles and every sector of the economy had to start from zero. The energy sector, in particular, has seen a remarkable facelift in regards to electricity generation and distribution. For instance, before 1994, only less than...

Saturday, July 4, 2020, 10:49 AM

Kwibohora26: Youth vow to preserve liberation gains

It is now 26 years since Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF)-Inkotanyi stopped the Genocide against the Tutsi, effectively liberating the country. Every year, on July 4, the country marks Liberation Day – an opportunity to pay tribute to the gallant men and women who staked their all to liberate...

Saturday, July 4, 2020, 2:30 AM

DJ Pius, Bruce Melody drop new collab

DJ Pius has announced the release of his latest single, “Ubushyuhe, featuring R&B star Bruce Melody. The deejay and singer teased the song across his social media channels earlier this week. The anticipated collab was released this morning, July 2 at 10 a.m. (...

Thursday, July 2, 2020, 12:00 AM

Rwanda reports third Covid-19 death

The Ministry of Health on Wednesday, July 1, announced the death of a 51-year-old Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) officer who succumbed to Covid-19, becoming the third person to die from this pandemic in Rwanda. According to a statement from the ministry, the deceased had an underlying condition...

Wednesday, July 1, 2020, 11:34 PM

Govt lifts travel restrictions to and from Rubavu District

The travel ristriction on Rubavu District that has been in place since early June, has been lifted following an evaluation of the Covid-19 situation in the country. This was one of the resolutions by an extraordinary cabinet meeting held in Kigali on Tuesday, June 30. Movements in and out of...

Wednesday, July 1, 2020, 1:21 AM

EAP promises more exciting performances at Iwacu Muzika festival

East African Promoters (EAP) promises more thrilling performances at the ongoing Iwacu Musika festival. EAP is the organiser of the annual festival, in partnership with the Ministry of Youth and Culture and ArtRwanda - Ubuhanzi among other partners, to promote Rwandan talent. Unlike last year...

Tuesday, June 30, 2020, 12:00 AM

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