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Arsenal stars promote Made-in-Rwanda outfits

Renowned Arsenal Football Club players, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Hector Bellerin and Reiss Nelson, have showcased Made-in-Rwanda outfits—thanks to a Made-in-Rwanda fashion challenge organised by ‘Visit Rwanda’. The first team players had been challenged by local fashion...

Thursday, June 11, 2020, 11:32 PM

Rwanda Covid-19 recovery cases reach 300

Rwanda has reported 12 new cases of Covid-19 and three recoveries, bringing the total number of patients who have recovered from the virus to 300 and 463 confirmed cases. According to the Ministry of Health, the new cases are linked to Rusizi and Rusumo clusters. “The new cases relate...

Tuesday, June 9, 2020, 9:29 PM

79 Rwandans deported after illegal Uganda detentions

A total of 79 Rwandans were on Monday, June 8, deported from Uganda after being illegally detained there for varying periods. A handover ceremony took place at the Kagitumba One-Stop Border Post between Rwanda and Uganda and was overseen by immigration officials from both countries. It was also...

Tuesday, June 9, 2020, 1:06 AM

Rwanda confirms 8 more Covid-19 cases

Rwanda on Sunday, June 7, reported 8 new Covid-19 cases and 7 recoveries, bringing the tally of confirmed cases to 439 of whom 290 have recovered. According to the Ministry of Health, the new cases are linked to Rusizi cluster. The latest update was obtained from 1,318 sample tests. In total...

Sunday, June 7, 2020, 8:47 PM

Rwanda congratulates Burundi president-elect

The Government of Rwanda Saturday, June 6 congratulated Burundi’s newly elected president Evariste Ndayishimiye. Ndayishimiye, who is also the Secretary-General of the ruling CNDD-FDD,  garnered 68 per cent of the total votes with his nearest rival Agathon Rwasa placed second with 24...

Sunday, June 7, 2020, 7:02 PM

11 more Covid-19 cases in Rwanda

Rwanda on Saturday, June 6 reported 11 new Covid-19 cases and one recovery, bringing the tally of confirmed cases to 431 of whom 283 have recovered. According to the Ministry of Health, the new cases are linked to Rusizi and Rusumo clusters. “The new cases relate to the Rusizi and...

Saturday, June 6, 2020, 10:21 PM

Rwanda reports 10 more Covid-19 cases

Rwanda has on Friday, June 5 reported 10 more Covid-19 cases which, according to the Ministry of Health, are all linked to Rusizi and Rusumo clusters. On the same day, two patients were discharged from treatment centres after recovery. All these cases were drawn from 1,558 sample tests, as...

Friday, June 5, 2020, 11:28 PM

Rwanda reports 13 more Covid-19 cases

Rwanda on Thursday, June 4 reported 13 more Covid-19 cases which, according to the Ministry of Health, are all linked to the Rusizi cluster. On the same day, nine patients were discharged from treatment centres after recovery.  The new cases were identified from 1,369 sample tests....

Thursday, June 4, 2020, 10:51 PM

Covid-19: Giants of Africa festival moved to next year

The inaugural Giants of Africa Festival that was supposed to take place in Kigali this August has been postponed to 2021 over Covid-19 concerns. The week-long festival will bring together 200 youth from 11 African countries namely; Nigeria, Senegal, Cameroon, Mali, Kenya, Rwanda,...

Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 1:36 PM

Govt okays inter-provincial travel, taxi-moto operations

An extraordinary cabinet meeting chaired by President Paul Kagame on Tuesday, June 2, approved the resumption of inter-provincial travel and passenger taxi-moto services except in Rusizi and Rubavu districts. The resolutions that take immediate effect, follow a recent assessment of the Covid-19...

Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 2:38 AM

Rwanda records second Covid-19 death

A second person has succumbed to the Covid-19 pandemic in Rwanda three days after the country recorded its first coronavirus fatality. The Ministry of Health said in a nightly Covid-19 update on Tuesday, June 2, that the latest victim was a 24 year-old policewoman who was serving abroad and...

Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 1:39 AM

Musabyimana thrilled for re-appointment among CAF Commissioners

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has named three Rwandans among members of its 14 commissions, positions they will serve till 2021. The trio includes former vice-president of the Rwanda Football Federation (Ferwafa), Celestin Musabyimana, who is part of the commission of organizing...

Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 12:00 AM

‘Younger’, the legendary movie interpreter turns to God after recoveringfrom cancer

Watching movies has undoubtedly been some people’s hobby worldwide, especially since the start of the 20th century. However, in most developing countries, some people have enjoyed scenes but struggled to understand their true meaning due to language barrier, mainly those movies acted in...

Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 12:00 AM

Fuel marking saving millions, report says

Atlantic Council’s just-released report dubbed “Down Stream Oil Theft: Countermeasures and Good Practices” has revealed that fuel marking with improved technology has curbed oil theft in both developing and developed countries worldwide. Normally, oil is a murky business and...

Monday, June 1, 2020, 1:55 PM

Why inter-provincial movements, taxi-moto restrictions remained

The Ministry of Health says that the postponement of resuming inter-provincial movements and passenger taxi-moto services was triggered by five new Covid-19 cases confirmed in Rusizi District, Western Province on Sunday, May 31. The five cases were part of 11 new Covid-19 cases that...

Monday, June 1, 2020, 10:29 AM

Interprovincial travels, taxi-moto restrictions remain

Restrictions on interprovincial movements and passenger taxi-moto services will remain, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement dated May 31. The announcement effectively changed a previous government decision to set June 1 as the day these restrictions that have been in place...

Monday, June 1, 2020, 5:58 AM

Rwanda reports 11 new cases of Covid-19

Rwanda on Sunday, May 31 confirmed 11 new cases of Covid-19 and six recoveries. According to the Ministry of Health, the new cases consist of returning residents, and cross-border truck drivers and traders. In a statement, the Ministry also noted that patients are in isolation and their...

Monday, June 1, 2020, 5:38 AM

RURA extends deadline for mandatory use of meter readers by taxi motos

Rwanda Utilities and Regulations Authority (RURA) has extended the deadline of mandatory use of meters by commercial taxi-motos in Kigali City from June 1 to July 1. The GPS-enabled tools calculate distance and generate the transport fee instantly. The decision follows a recent ...

Saturday, May 30, 2020, 10:49 PM

Rwanda reports six new cases of Covid-19

Rwanda on Friday, May 29 confirmed six new cases of Covid-19 and two recoveries. The latest patients, got from 1,340 samples tested over a period of 24 hours, brought the tally of confirmed cases to 355, of which 247 have been discharged from treatment centres after recovery. In total, the...

Friday, May 29, 2020, 9:22 PM

Businesses struggle to pick up despite lockdown easing

The coronavirus outbreak has continued to push many small and medium enterprises on the edge even as the government recently lifted some lockdown restriction, allowing some businesses to resume operations. Business operators in Kigali’s Central Business District told The New Times that...

Wednesday, May 27, 2020, 11:49 PM

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