Lavie Mutanganshuro

Covid-19: Rwanda records highest daily recovery count since outbreak

Rwanda on Tuesday, August 11, reported a record 86 Covid-19 recoveries in a single day- the highest since the pandemic was confirmed in the country. The first case was confirmed in Rwanda in mid-March. So far, the country’s tally of recovered cases stands at 1,478....

Tuesday, August 11, 2020, 11:24 PM

Businessman Alfred Nkubiri remanded for 30 days

The Gasabo Primary Court on Tuesday, on August 11, remanded local businessman Alfred Nkubiri for 30 days. Nkubiri, who owns a company called ENAS, a major agri-dealer in the country, has been in custody for some days as he battles charges related to a multi-billion tender to distribute...

Tuesday, August 11, 2020, 9:26 PM

Covid-19: Rwanda’s total tests surpass 300,000 mark

Rwanda has so far conducted a total of 304,500 Covid-19 tests since mid-March when the country recorded the first case of this pandemic. This is according to the latest Covid-19 update by the Ministry of Health evening on Monday August 10. The growing number of daily tests carried...

Monday, August 10, 2020, 10:42 PM

Relief for parents as birth registration is launched at hospitals

Marie Claire Mutuyimana is a mother of four who lives in Masaka Sector, Kicukiro District. After giving birth to her fourth child on Monday, August 10, 2020 she became the first parent to register her child through the new integrated civil registration system. Under the new system, when a...

Monday, August 10, 2020, 9:24 PM

Rwanda records seventh Covid-19 death

Rwanda on Sunday, August 9, recorded a Covid-19 death, becoming the seventh person to succumb to this pandemic since mid-March. In the daily update on Covid-19, the Ministry of Health said that the deceased is a 77-year-old man. “Condolences to the family of the 77-year-old man who...

Sunday, August 9, 2020, 10:09 PM

51-year-old man succumbs to Covid-19

The Ministry of Health on Saturday, August 8, announced the death of a 51-year-old man who succumbed to Covid-19, becoming the sixth death from this pandemic in the country since mid-March. “Condolences to the family of a 51-year-old man who passed away in Kigali,” the Ministry said...

Saturday, August 8, 2020, 11:28 PM

Covid-19: Rwanda records 39 new recoveries

Rwanda on Friday, August 07, reported 39 new Covid-19 recoveries, rising the tally of recovered cases to 1,297. On the same day, the country confirmed 17 new cases of this pandemic after three consecutive days of single-digit infections. Of the new cases, according to the Ministry...

Saturday, August 8, 2020, 12:20 AM

Covid-19: Rwanda records single-digit infections again

For the third day running, Rwanda has recorded single-digit infections after seven new Covid-19 cases and 21 recoveries were announced on Wednesday, August 06. Since Tuesday, the number of recoveries has been more than new positive cases recorded. Of the new cases, according to the Ministry...

Friday, August 7, 2020, 4:10 AM

Rutsiro: 16 officials suspended over theft of VUP assets

Some 16 district and sector officials were on Thursday, August 6, suspended pending investigations into the alleged embezzlement of assets meant to be used in the construction works under Vision 2020 Umurenge Programme (VUP) in Rutsiro District, Western Province. This was confirmed by...

Thursday, August 6, 2020, 2:38 PM

Beirut explosion: Rwanda condoles Lebanon

The Government of Rwanda consoled the Lebanese Government and its people over the massive explosion that hit the capital Beirut on Tuesday, August 4. “The government of Rwanda expresses its sincere condolences to the Lebanese government and to the families of the victims,” the...

Thursday, August 6, 2020, 10:08 AM

Celebrating Umuganura amid Covid-19

Every year, on the first Friday of August, Rwandans celebrate Umuganura – the country’s version of thanksgiving. It is a national holiday. The genesis of Umuganura dates back in the 9th century, where King’s subjects would convene at his palace with their agricultural...

Thursday, August 6, 2020, 9:53 AM

Rwanda reports 15 more Covid-19 recoveries

Rwanda on Wednesday, August 05, recorded 15 new Covid-19 recoveries and 5 confirmed cases. This is the second consecutive day that the country reported more recoveries than positive cases. Of the new cases, according to the Ministry of Health, four were detected in Kigali among residents of...

Wednesday, August 5, 2020, 11:33 PM

Rwanda records 53 Covid-19 recoveries

Rwanda on Tuesday, August 4, reported 53 new Covid-19 recoveries. This is the highest number of recoveries since July 28. On the same, the country confirmed 7 new Covid-19 cases. According to the Ministry of Health, of the new cases, four were reported from Rusizi District among contacts...

Tuesday, August 4, 2020, 11:28 PM

Local manufacturers stuck with 3 million unsold facemasks

After Rwanda confirmed her first Covid-19 case in mid-March, there was nothing like mandatory wearing of face masks. The Ministry of Health had, by then, called on citizens to leave masks for Covid-19 patients as well as health practitioners directly interacting with these patients. A month...

Tuesday, August 4, 2020, 9:00 AM

Places of worship turn to tech to enhance safety

Several places of worship across the country have come up with innovative ways to help observe Covid-19 preventive measures set by the government. While giving a green light to places of worship in mid-July after four months of closure, which was part of the effort to contain...

Saturday, August 1, 2020, 12:33 AM

Covid-19: Cabinet issues stern warning against unnecessary movements

A cabinet meeting held on Wednesday, July 29, called on citizens to be more vigilant in respecting set measures to contain further spreading of Covid-19 in the country.  The meeting convened to among others assess the state of Covid-19 in the country and take appropriate measures to further...

Thursday, July 30, 2020, 1:24 AM

What next after defunct realtor DN International goes into liquidation ?

In 2010, DN International, a real estate development company embarked on a project that would see the firm complete construction of over 50 residential housing units valued at Rwf75 million each. The new homeowners were promised to have their houses by the end of that year. However, this...

Thursday, July 30, 2020, 12:53 AM

Three govt agencies to be merged

The government is planning to merge three agencies; Rwanda Academy of Language and Culture (RALC), Institute of National Museums of Rwanda (INMR) and Rwanda Archives and Library Services Authority (RALSA) to form one public institution. This was announced by Minister of Public Service and Labour...

Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 9:55 AM

Covid-19: Rwanda's recoveries cross the 1,000 mark

Rwanda on Tuesday, July 28, reported 47 new Covid-19 cases and 30 recoveries, bringing the tally of recovered cases to 1,005 against 916 active cases. The results were obtained from 3,521 sample tests conducted Tuesday. According to the Ministry of Health, of the new cases, 36 were reported...

Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 12:15 AM

FEATURED: Root Capital donates Covid-19 preventive materials worth over Rwf 65M to coffee farmers

Root Capital donated Covid-19 preventive materials worth over Rwf64 million ($67,700) to a total of 17,650 coffee farmers and the staff of their cooperatives. Founded in 1999, Root Capital works in Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa, and Southeast Asia.  The Organization supplies...

Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 2:22 AM

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