Lavie Mutanganshuro

Rwanda reports seven new COVID-19 cases, one recovery

Rwanda on Wednesday, May 6, reported seven new confirmed COVID-19 cases and one recovery. This brought the tally of active COVID-19 cases in the country to 138, against 130 recoveries. The new positive cases were drawn from 1,323 sample tests conducted Wednesday, according to a nightly update...

Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 9:51 PM

Six disciplines that will help keep you safe amid partial lifting of COVID-19 lockdown

At the beginning of this week, the country partially opened up after over 40 days of a total lockdown in an ongoing effort to combat COVID-19. The decision came into force on May 04 and will be reviewed after 15 days. Rwanda has so far reported 261 confirmed cases, of which 129 recovered....

Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 1:19 PM

Meet Ireney Mercy, the gospel singer weathering the storm

The gospel music industry, unlike the mainstream secular music industry in Rwanda, remains a difficult one to manoeuvre and requires resilience to remain relevant, but  Ireney Mercy Safari has proved that he can weather the storm.  The 27-year-old didn’t know that he could become...

Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 12:15 AM

Rwanda reports zero new COVID-19 cases, one more recovery

Rwanda has on Tuesday, May 5 reported one COVID-19 recovered case and no new confirmed case. This brought the tally of COVID-19 active cases to 132, against 129 recoveries. The results were drawn from 896 sample tests. Different from the latest results, Rwanda has been recently recording high...

Tuesday, May 5, 2020, 10:36 PM

Fuel prices reduce by over Rwf100

Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) Sunday, May 03 announced a significant fall in fuel prices for both petrol and diesel. In a statement, the regulator said that effective Monday, May 04, a litre of petrol will cost Rwf965 down from Rwf1,088. Diesel will now cost Rwf 925 down from Rwf1...

Monday, May 4, 2020, 9:49 AM

Rwanda tests over 33,000 people since COVID-19 outbreak

Rwanda has carried out 33,303 sample tests of COVID-19 since March 14 when the pandemic was first reported in the country. This was disclosed by the Ministry of Health on Saturday, May 2, in its daily update on the Virus.  Saturday saw 11 new recoveries and 6 confirmed cases reported...

Saturday, May 2, 2020, 11:08 PM

FEATURED: ActionAid intensifies campaign against domestic violence

ActionAid International Rwanda has called on families to fight all forms of domestic violence that may arise under the COVID-19 lockdown. With  225 cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday, Rwanda is under a countrywide lockdown since March 21. ActionAid Rwanda says that...

Thursday, April 30, 2020, 11:27 PM

Rwanda reports five new cases of COVID-19, two more recoveries

Rwanda reported five new COVID-19 cases and two recoveries on Tuesday, April 28, bringing the tally of confirmed cases to 212 of which 95 have recovered. Tuesday results were drawn from 1,505 samples tested. According to the Ministry of Health, the surge in numbers is attributed to a rise in...

Tuesday, April 28, 2020, 11:02 PM

Prosecution releases 1,600 more detainees to decongest cells

A total of 1,673 detainees were provisionally released from different police stations countrywide on Monday, April 27 in bid to decongest detention centres amid COVID-19. This batch of detainees is the largest since the move was announced early this month. The exercise is being...

Tuesday, April 28, 2020, 1:52 PM

Covid-19: Cricket federation donates to vulnerable families

Rwanda Cricket Association (RCA) on Saturday, April 25, donated emergency relief foodstuffs worth Rwf3 million to vulnerable families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to RCA officials, 100 families within the cricket fraternity benefitted from the help. Rwanda, as many other...

Monday, April 27, 2020, 12:00 AM

FEATURED: KCB donates Rwf100 million to support vulnerable people amid lockdown

KCB Bank Rwanda has contributed Rwf100 million towards emergency interventions to help vulnerable citizens affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  According to a statement by the Bank, the funds will be channelled through the COVID-19 Donation Fund under the Ministry of Finance and Economic...

Sunday, April 26, 2020, 11:02 PM

RBC warns against coronavirus stigma

Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) has urged the public to avoid stigma related to COVID-19, but instead show solidarity in the fight against the pandemic.    The call comes as reports emerged that some patients who recovered from COVID-19 and those released from quarantines after testing...

Sunday, April 26, 2020, 1:46 PM

Weekend rains claim three lives, destroy over 40 homes

Three people were killed by heavy rains that pounded several parts of the country on Friday night. The downpour also left one person injured and destroyed 48 houses, three roads and 35 hectares of crops among others, according to the Ministry of Emergency Management (MINEMA). The loss follows...

Saturday, April 25, 2020, 8:15 PM

Striker Sarpong sacked at Rayon for insulting club boss

Rayon Sports Football Club have announced that they have – with immediate effect – terminated the contract for striker Michael Sarpong, allegedly for insulting club president Sadate Munyakazi. In a statement released on Wednesday, April 23, the club said: "Considering that no...

Friday, April 24, 2020, 12:00 AM

Tuesday night rains claim 12 lives

The Ministry of Emergency Management (Minema) says that heavy rains that pounded different parts of the country on the night of Tuesday April 21, claimed lives of twelve people and left 18 others injured. Among the fatalities include four children in Cyungo Sector, Rulindo District in...

Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 8:16 PM

COVID-19: Rwanda reports four more recoveries, three new cases

Rwanda on Tuesday, April 21, reported four more people recovered from COVID-19 and three new confirmed cases, raising the tally of recoveries to 84, against 66 of active cases. The three individuals who tested positive were drawn from 1,449 samples tested over a period of 24 hours....

Tuesday, April 21, 2020, 10:50 PM

CHOGM 2020 postponed over coronavirus pandemic

The 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) that was scheduled to take place in Kigali in June this year has been postponed as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. In a statement released by this organization on Tuesday, April 21, it was noted that this meeting and associated events will...

Tuesday, April 21, 2020, 9:02 PM

Rwanda's coronavirus recovery cases surpass active ones

Rwanda on Sunday, April 19, reported seven more COVID-19 recovered cases and three new confirmed cases, raising the tally of recoveries to 76, against 71 active cases. The results were drawn from 722 samples tested on Sunday. With no reported deaths so far, the Ministry of Health said in a...

Sunday, April 19, 2020, 11:32 PM

Rwanda orders wearing of masks in public

Rwanda, through the Ministry of Health on Saturday, April 18, introduced an additional COVID-19 precautionary directive that urges citizens to wear face masks when at home and going out for essential services or activities. Dr. Daniel Ngamije, Minister of Health said this during an...

Sunday, April 19, 2020, 12:01 AM

Misigaro, Bigirimana drop new music

Gospel artistes Gentil Misigaro and Fortran Bigirimana have released a collaboration.  The song, titled ‘Nzamura’, and started streaming on Friday, April 17. The track, according to Misigaro, is timely as people worldwide are going through hard times. “What inspired...

Saturday, April 18, 2020, 1:00 AM

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