Lavie Mutanganshuro

Covid-19: Rwanda registers another death, 36 recoveries

On Sunday, September 6, Rwanda announced the death of a 76-year-old woman who succumbed to Covid-19 in Kigali. The tragedy raised the country's Covid-19 death toll to 19 people. On the same day, 36 new Covid-19 recoveries were reported and 25 positive cases. The results obtained from 3...

Monday, September 7, 2020, 6:17 AM

Garment firms in campaign to help vulnerable people access free facemasks

Local garment manufacturers have initiated a campaign dubbed “mask for all” that seeks to provide free facemasks to vulnerable families country-wide. Beneficiaries of the campaign are households that belong to category one and two of Ubudehe. According to Swaib Munyawera, the...

Thursday, September 3, 2020, 7:00 AM

Covid-19: Rwanda registers another death, 76 new cases

A 71 year-old Rwandan on Wednesday, September 2, succumbed to Covid-19, raising the tally of those who have succumbed to the pandemic to 17 since the outbreak of the pandemic. According to the Ministry of Health, the deceased passed away in Rusizi district, Western Province. On the same day,...

Wednesday, September 2, 2020, 11:31 PM

Why sign language dictionary project stalled

Since 2014, National Commission for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD) and Rwanda National Union of the Deaf (RNUD), with support from Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), embarked on a project of writing a comprehensive sign language dictionary. The project was expected to give birth to a more...

Wednesday, September 2, 2020, 6:00 AM

Covid-19: 79 more cases confirmed in Rwanda

Rwanda on Tuesday, September 1, reported 79 new Covid-19 cases, of whom 51 were confirmed in Kigali’s high risk groups, according to the Ministry of Health’s daily update on the pandemic in the country. However, the ministry did not specify which clusters these groups are linked to...

Tuesday, September 1, 2020, 11:03 PM

New hand washing stations to help fight hygiene-related diseases

The Ministry of Health in partnership with World Vision among other stakeholders have inaugurated 49 modern hand washing facilities set up at different health facilities across the country, which are expected to help prevent Covid-19 and hygiene-related diseases. The event took place at Masaka...

Tuesday, September 1, 2020, 7:14 PM

Covid-19: Recoveries hit 2,000 as 95 patients are discharged

After weeks of recording high numbers of daily Covid-19 positive cases, Rwanda on Monday, August 31, reported 95 new recoveries and 43 new cases. The latest results raised the tally of recoveries to 2,013 against 2,034 Covid-19 patients still being treated in different Covid-19 treatment centres...

Monday, August 31, 2020, 11:56 PM

US nears 6 million cases of coronavirus

The United States neared six million coronavirus cases on Sunday, August 30, nearly a quarter of the planet's total, as nations around the world battle to contain the raging pandemic. Global coronavirus infections soared past 25 million, as countries tightened restrictions to halt the health...

Monday, August 31, 2020, 12:36 PM

Twitter announces Chadwick Boseman’s tweet as the most liked of all time

The tweet announcing that the world had lost Chadwick Boseman is now the most-liked tweet of all time. Twitter confirmed the honor on its own verified account Saturday simply stating: "Most liked Tweet ever. A tribute fit for a King. #WakandaForever." Boseman's account shared a...

Monday, August 31, 2020, 12:11 PM

Are brands getting it right with social media marketing and PR?

Different from today, about a decade ago, the use of social media was very low in Rwanda. As a result, by then, no business would regard the platform as an advertisement tool, therefore opting for radio, television and newspapers among other traditional media platforms. However, the story...

Monday, August 31, 2020, 10:00 AM

Covid-19: Rwanda’s tally of active cases surpass recoveries

After months of registering more Covid-19 recoveries than active cases, on Saturday, August 29, Rwanda reported 101 new Covid-19 cases and 39 recoveries, raising the tally of active positive cases to 1,923 against 1,904 recoveries. Of the new cases, according to the Ministry of Health, 65 were...

Sunday, August 30, 2020, 7:25 AM

Hollywood stars pay tribute to Black Panther icon Chadwick Boseman

Hollywood icons have paid tribute to Chadwick Boseman- best known for playing King T'Challa in the famous Marvel’s blockbuster movie Black Panther. Boseman, 43, passed away on Friday, August 28, at his home succumbing to colon cancer that he was diagnosed with since 2016, according to...

Saturday, August 29, 2020, 3:47 PM

Covid-19: Rwanda registers fourth death in a week, 70 new cases

An 81 year-old Rwandan succumbed to Covid-19 on Friday, August 29, the Ministry of Health announced. The deceased became the fourth person to die from the pandemic since Monday In total, the death toll to the pandemic stands at 16 people in the country. According to the Ministry of Health...

Saturday, August 29, 2020, 5:31 AM

PHOTOS: 500 Burundian refugees repatriated

Joselyne Mukamusoni is a mother of seven. She, like many other thousands of Burundians, fled her motherland in 2015 seeking refuge in neighboring countries due to security tensions that were in Burundi. On Thursday, August 27, Mukamusoni was repatriated among the 493 Burundians - the first group...

Friday, August 28, 2020, 7:22 AM

Covid-19: Israel lists Rwanda as only African country in “green” category

The Government of Israel listed Rwanda among the “green countries” as far as Covid-19 is concerned. According to the Middle Eastern country, a green country is any country from which Israelis will not need to be quarantined 14 days after their return home. The countries were...

Thursday, August 27, 2020, 2:00 PM

Rwanda-Israel Alumni form organisation to network

The Israel Embassy in Rwanda on Tuesday, August 25, launched Shalom Club Rwanda- an alumni of Rwandan students who graduated from Israel. Held with adherence to Covid-19 preventive measures, the ceremony was attended by Israel’s Ambassador to Rwanda, Ron Adam, Rwandans who graduated from...

Wednesday, August 26, 2020, 8:34 PM

First group of Burundian refugees to be repatriated on Thursday

The first group of Burundian refugees living in Rwanda is set to be repatriated on Thursday, the Ministry of Emergency Management said. “The group, ranging between 500 and 600, will be repatriated on Thursday, August 27,” the ministry said in a statement. According to the...

Wednesday, August 26, 2020, 10:43 AM

Covid-19: Rwanda's death toll rises to 15, as 231 new cases are registered

Another person succumbed to Covid-19 in Rwanda on Tuesday, August 25, raising the tally of Covid-19 deaths to 15 people since mid-March when the pandemic was confirmed in the country. However, the Ministry of Health did not give any information on the deceased, apart from announcing that a new...

Wednesday, August 26, 2020, 7:18 AM

Covid-19: Kigali’s markets report over 200 new cases, two deaths registered

Monday, August 24, marked another tragic day to Rwanda vis-à-vis Covid-19, as the country confirmed 217 new Covid-19 cases and announced the death of two people who succumbed to the pandemic. According to the Ministry of Health, the deceased were Rwandans aged 64 and 70 years. This raised the...

Monday, August 24, 2020, 11:28 PM

Son of first Rwandan Covid-19 victim joins awareness campaign

Video producer Faycal Hassan Tuyishime whose father was the first person to succumb to Covid-19 in Rwanda joined “ntabe ari njye”, a Covid-19 awareness campaign.   In a recorded video message, Tuyishime said that it was a tragedy to lose his father who was a very important...

Monday, August 24, 2020, 6:42 PM

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