Lavie Mutanganshuro

Rwanda reports seven new cases of Covid-19

Rwanda has on Wednesday, May 27 confirmed 7 new cases of Covid-19 and one recovery. The latest update from 2,059 sample tests brings the tally of confirmed cases to 346, of whom 245 have been discharged from treatment centres after recovery. In total, the country has so far conducted 62,...

Wednesday, May 27, 2020, 9:47 PM

Rwanda discharges six more coronavirus patients

Rwanda recorded six new recoveries of coronavirus Tuesday, reducing the number of active cases to 95 and raising the number of recoveries to 244. Out of 1,074 people who were tested for the virus on May 26, three emerged positive. So far Rwanda has registered 339 Covid-19 cases cumulatively....

Tuesday, May 26, 2020, 10:07 PM

No plans to modify taxi-motos, RURA says

Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) has on Monday, May 25 refuted rumors of an alleged plan to modify taxi-motos by setting up a board that separates passengers from their riders. This follows the circulation of photos on social media showing some motorcycles that had been fitted with...

Tuesday, May 26, 2020, 1:16 AM

Meet Mulisa, the 11-year-old upcoming traditional musician

It is not common in Rwanda for modern artistes to consider going into traditional music or ‘Gakondo’ given its complexity, with many opting for modern genres like Afrobeat and R&B. But that is not the case of Jimmy Mulisa, the 11-year-old who is undoubtedly one of few young and...

Tuesday, May 26, 2020, 12:29 AM

Governors Gasana, Gatabazi suspended

Provincial governors Jean Marie Vianney Gatabazi and Emmanuel Gasana have been suspended from their duties pending investigations over accountability issues, the Prime Minister's Office has said in a statement. Gatabazi has been the Governor of Northern Province since 2017 while Gasana has...

Monday, May 25, 2020, 11:43 PM

How Muslims in Rwanda celebrated Eid al-Fitr under lockdown

Sunday, May 24 marked the end of the holy month of Ramadan, the ninth month in the Islam lunar calendar that obliges healthy adult Muslims to abstain from food and drink from dawn until dusk. The month culminated with the celebrations of Eid al-Fitr. Normally, on Eid al-Fitr, Muslims...

Sunday, May 24, 2020, 9:18 PM

Ferwafa’s Hussein Habimana released on bail

Kicukiro Primary Court on Thursday, May 21, released Hussein Habimana, the Technical Director at the Rwanda Football Federation (Ferwafa), who was detained last month on rape charges. According to reports, Habimana – who has been serving in his current position since 2018...

Friday, May 22, 2020, 9:27 PM

Rwanda reports 7 new recoveries of COVID-19

Rwanda has on Wednesday, May 20 reported seven new recoveries and six new cases of COVID-19. This brought the country’s tally of total confirmed cases to 314, of which 216 have been discharged from treatment centers after recovery. According to the Ministry of Health, the latest results...

Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 8:21 PM

Rwanda reports 11 new cases of COVID-19, all long distance truckers

Rwanda on Tuesday, May 19 confirmed 11 new cases of coronavirus and six recoveries.  This takes the tally of total confirmed cases to 308 of whom 209 have recovered. All the positive samples were from inter-country truck drivers and their staff who upon arrival at the border are tested...

Tuesday, May 19, 2020, 10:39 PM

What civil society, Genocide survivors think of Kabuga’s arrest

After 26 years on the run, Félicien Kabuga was finally arrested on May 16 just outside Paris, the French capital. According to a statement released following the arrest of the Genocide suspect, the operation was conducted by French authorities in concert with the International Residual Mechanism...

Tuesday, May 19, 2020, 3:53 PM

RDB gets four new board members

A cabinet meeting held virtually on Monday, May 18, and chaired by President Paul Kagame, appointed four new members on the Board of Directors of Rwanda Development Board (RDB). The new appointees are Eric Kacou, Ivan Kagame, Liban Soleman Abdi, and Dr Solange Uwituze. Dr Uwituze has served...

Tuesday, May 19, 2020, 10:47 AM

Genocide survivors want Kabuga tried in Rwanda

The umbrella organization of Genocide survivors associations, Ibuka, on Saturday, March 16 said that Genocide architect Félicien Kabuga should be tried from Rwanda. Kabuga was arrested in Paris by French authorities following a joint investigation with the International Residual...

Sunday, May 17, 2020, 11:46 AM

COVID-19: Rwanda reports two new cases

After two consecutive days with zero new COVID-19 confirmed cases, Rwanda on Saturday, May 16 reported two new cases of COVID-19 and one recovery, bringing the tally of total confirmed cases to 289 of which 178 have recovered. The latest results, according to a daily update from the...

Saturday, May 16, 2020, 10:16 PM

Land registration deadline extended to December

The Rwanda Land Management and Use Authority has extended the deadline for land registration from June 30, to December 30 this year, as so far 86 percent of total plots of land have been registered since 2009. According to Esperence Mukamana, the Director-General of the authority, the change was...

Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 12:00 AM

COVID-19: Rwanda reports ten recoveries, one new case

Rwanda on Monday, May 11 reported ten recoveries of COVID-19 and one new confirmed case. This brought the tally of COVID-19 recovery cases in the country to 150, against 135 active cases. The latest update by the Ministry of Health was from 380 sample tests, the lowest sample of tests since...

Monday, May 11, 2020, 10:18 PM

Ferwafa's Habimana faces rape charges

Hussein Habimana, Technical Director at the Rwanda Football Federation (Ferwafa) was detained last month as he faces rape charges, the National Public Prosecution Authority confirmed on Monday, May 11. Habimana's case is currently in the hands of Prosecution following a recent...

Monday, May 11, 2020, 9:37 PM

FEATURED: YEGO Innovision Ltd launches delivery services

Yego Innovision Ltd, an ICT solutions company based in Kigali - on Monday, May 11, launched Yego Delivery—a new quick means of ordering goods and services. The new initiative comes as demand for delivery services is on the rise due to the COVID-19 outbreak with citizens urged to avoid...

Monday, May 11, 2020, 12:00 AM

Ndera grenade explosion: four more patients discharged from hospital

Rwanda National Police has disclosed that four more patients who were injured by a grenade explosive in Ndera sector, Gasabo District were discharged from Kanombe Military Hospital on Saturday, May 9. Good evening, Update on the grenade explosion in Ndera sector, Gasabo District on the...

Sunday, May 10, 2020, 2:08 PM

COVID 19: Rwanda reports four more recoveries, seven new cases

Rwanda on Saturday, May 9, reported four recoveries of COVID-19 and seven new confirmed cases. This brought the tally of active COVID-19 cases in the country to 140, against 140 recoveries. The new positive cases were drawn from 1,198 sample tests according to a daily update from the Ministry...

Saturday, May 9, 2020, 9:21 PM

Ndera grenade explosion: Seven patients discharged from hospital

Rwanda National Police (RNP) have confirmed that seven out of the 11 people who were injured by a grenade explosive in Ndera sector, Gasabo district were discharged from hospital on Friday, May 08. The incident took place on Thursday, May 07 after a 25 year-old man identified as Jean Paul...

Friday, May 8, 2020, 12:06 PM

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