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Places ICASA delegates can visit after their busy week

As the International Conference on AID'S and STI's (ICASA 2019)  comes to an end this Saturday, ICASA delegates who wish to stay and explore Kigali and Rwanda in general, can visit some of the following places in Rwanda. The Kigali Genocide Memorial This memorial is one of...

Friday, December 6, 2019, 6:24 PM

Use mediators to solve communal problems – Gasabo residents told

Communities must prioritise solving any arising conflicts through mediation as part of the process to build a cohesive society, the Minister of Justice has said. Minister Johnson Busingye said this while addressing residents of Nyabikenke cell, Bumbogo Sector in Gasabo district during “...

Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 11:09 AM

Gatsibo: Over 7,000 people supported to engage in banana farming

Some 7,200 people form Gatsibo who are classified under the first and second class of Ubudehe category of the social stratification programme will benefit from the district initiated banana farming project. The district says that it has started distributing banana suckers to the residents in the...

Thursday, November 28, 2019, 12:00 AM

Imbuto, RBC draw new reproductive health plan

Imbuto Foundation and Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) have unveiled a policy aimed to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality, promote family planning as well as tackle teenage pregnancies. The policy, which was launched on Thursday November 21, 2019 seeks to encourage family promotion and...

Friday, November 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

BRD to issue cheaper loans to first-time homeowners

Rwanda Development Bank (BRD) in collaboration with Rwanda Housing Authority (RHA) has launched a scheme that seeks to provide cheaper mortgages to Rwandans on their first house purchase. The project known as the Rwanda Housing Financing Project promises cheaper mortgages and longer duration of...

Thursday, November 21, 2019, 7:32 AM

Businesses turn to recycling after ban on single-use plastics

LAST MONTH, importers and retailers were given an ultimatum of three months to stop trading or using single-use plastic materials as the country accelerates efforts to protect the environment. Manufactures, on the other hand, have up to two years to phase-out production of single-use plastic...

Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 12:00 AM

Female students urged to be more competitive in business

Young women have been advised to be more competitive and to look out for available business opportunities to create an impact in their respective communities. This call was made during a public lecture themed “Inspiring Young Women through Innovative Enterprise Development.” held...

Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 12:03 AM

Meet Rwanda’s new gospel music siblings

It is not often that you will find siblings doing things together considering that each one will most probably have a different path in life but that is not the case for Pastor Gaby and Claire. The siblings, real names Gabriel Ngamije and Claire Uwambayikirezi, are an upcoming Rwandan gospel...

Thursday, October 17, 2019, 12:00 AM

Are producers ready to phase out single-use plastics?

In July this year, parliament passed a draft law prohibiting the manufacture, importation, use and sale of single-use plastics. The Government has now issued a three-month grace period for dealers in single-use plastics to phase them out while manufacturers were given a two-year grace period to...

Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 1:39 AM

Digital literacy: Over 100 ‘digital ambassadors’ to be deployed

Some 110 ‘digital ambassadors’ will tomorrow, October 6, complete a one-week boot camp during which they acquired digital skills ahead of their deployment to help impart basic ICT skills to their respective communities. The trainees were drawn from 110 cells across all the 30...

Saturday, October 5, 2019, 12:00 AM

What the renewed partnership with Alibaba means for Rwanda

Government, through Rwanda Development Board (RDB) earlier this month extended its partnership with Alibaba Group, a China based e-commerce conglomerate, to ease access of Rwandan products on the Chinese market. This was done through the extension of the eWTP agreement (Electronic World Trade...

Monday, September 23, 2019, 11:58 AM

Salax Awards saga to go to court

On April 1st 2019, Salax Awards were held again after a three-year pause. Various artistes won cash prizes. However, five months after the awards were held, the winners have not yet received their money. Star Times, the sponsor of the event, said they have done their part, and are considering...

Thursday, September 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

New inclusive public buses raise optimism among disabled people

For Jean Bosco Nzaramba, a person living with disability who loves to travel, using public transportation used to be a hustle. “It was difficult to find comfortable seats. Sometimes the last seat on the bus would be in between people. I had to seat and bare the discomfort until I got to my...

Thursday, September 5, 2019, 12:00 AM

Kigali in fresh bid to revamp public transport system

The City of Kigali plans to construct at least 180 kilometers of roads over the next four years as part of the move to ease public transport in the city and link it with neighboring regions. The move, which among other projects, involves exploring the feasibility of bus rapid transit—a...

Friday, August 30, 2019, 12:00 AM

I want to be remembered as an artist who helped others - Crezzo

Crezzo G Samuelo is a Rwandan artiste who sees music as a way to help himself and other people. Crezzo G Samuelo, real name, Habimana Crezzo Samuel ventured into music in 2010. He says he chose his stage name, a play on his real name, to stand out. "To me a stage name is like a title, like the...

Saturday, August 24, 2019, 12:00 AM

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