RPF candidates pledge continued transformation of city suburbs

RPF-Inkotanyi parliamentary candidates, who hail from Gasabo District, have collectively pledged to foster policies that would go a long way in bringing about inclusive urban development. The four candidates who will represent Gasabo in the September parliamentary polls include Théoneste Karenzi,...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 12:37 AM

Vote for RPF to fast-track devt, Rwandans urged

The Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF)-Inkotanyi held its inaugural parliamentary campaign rally in Rutongo, Rulindo District yesterday, ahead of the September polls in which they will be seeking to retain majority seats in the lower chamber of parliament. According to François Ngarambe, the Secretary...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 2:00 AM

We should have done more in oversight – Mukabalisa

She will go down in history as the speaker of one of the most female-dominated parliaments in the world. At 64 per cent, this record may remain unbroken for a while. She also presided over a parliament that passed 315 laws, including the reviewed Penal code and the Constitution. With Chamber of...

Monday, August 13, 2018, 12:24 AM

Tour du Rwanda: Police warns of traffic interruption as final race comes to Kigali

Unlike all previous editions, this year’s Tour du Rwanda final race to be conducted around Kigali, will be flagged from the familiar start at Amahoro National Stadium and finish at Kigali Stadium in Nyamirambo. The final race will be held today, after which the winner of the 2018...

Sunday, August 12, 2018, 1:24 AM

Rwanda, Moroccan firms seal major fertiliser deal

Rwanda has entered into a fertiliser joint venture partnership with two private companies aimed at reducing the cost and increasing the supply of fertilisers and boost agricultural output.   The deal, which was approved by cabinet on Wednesday, involves a Rwandan firm, Agro Processing...

Saturday, August 11, 2018, 12:05 AM

VIDEO: Who was the young lady commanding Itorero Indangamirwa’s military parade?

“I loved it!” That is how Ashley Umulisa Kalimba describes her experience at the just-concluded Indangamirwa series of Itorero. The graduation ceremony was broadcast live on public television and one of the most memorable moments for those who watched the show or attended the event was...

Friday, August 10, 2018, 1:07 AM

VIDEO: Rwandan cultural dance troupe visits Arsenal training ground

A Rwandan cultural troupe paid a surprise visit to Arsenal Football club’s training ground, London Colney—in Hertfordshire, and performed to a cheerful group of players and the coaching staff yesterday, the club said today. Arsenal stars—in training—were caught by surprise...

Thursday, August 9, 2018, 1:58 PM

Inside the programme shaping Rwanda’s future leaders

Leadership is a topic the world is grappling with. The values and qualities of good leadership is what every country would like to instil in its youth. For Rwanda, there is a programme that is designed to do just that. It’s called Indangamirwa. It is derived from a Kinyarwanda word that...

Sunday, July 29, 2018, 11:32 PM

Africa’s sustainable growth hinges on lasting peace – PM

Premier Edouard Ngirente has urged the East Africa Standby Force (EASF) to establish mechanisms through which the region can realise lasting peace and security for sustainable social economic transformation. Ngirente was speaking after the monthly community service, commonly known as Umuganda,...

Saturday, July 28, 2018, 10:59 PM

90% of our money transfers to Rwanda via mobile phones – World Remit

Up to 90 per cent of international money transfers to Rwanda through World Remit come through mobile wallets, a new survey indicates, highlighting the growing importance of mobile money transactions. The report, which was released yesterday by WorldRemit, a leading international digital money...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 11:59 PM

Over 600m in sub-Saharan Africa to be connected to mobile by 2025, survey

More than half the population of Sub-Saharan Africa will be subscribed to a mobile service by 2025, according to the latest edition of the GSMA’s Mobile Economy report series. The report titled “Mobile Economy: Sub-Saharan Africa 2018’, was compiled by GSMA Intelligence, the...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 11:06 AM

Rwandans in Canada mark Liberation Day

Liberation is more than a celebration but a time to reflect on Rwanda’s progress so far; re-assess strategies to fulfill the country’s vision to become a knowledge-based, service-oriented and middle-income economy by the year 2020, according to the Chargee d'Affaires of Rwanda to...

Monday, July 16, 2018, 3:03 PM

Kagame meets YPO members

President Paul Kagame, on Thursday, met with 80 members of the Young Presidents Association (YPO) from 17 countries who are visiting the country as part of the YPO Rwanda Life Changing Experience trip. The organisation is the largest global network of business leaders with more than 24,000 members...

Friday, July 13, 2018, 12:17 AM

Gishwati-Mukura National Park to open for tourism

Rwanda will next year open the Gishwati-Mukura National park to visitors further expanding the country’s tourism menu. According to the Rwanda Development Board (RDB), plans for the official launch are in the advanced stages. The idea to transform the reserve into a national ...

Friday, July 13, 2018, 12:07 AM

Local communities to receive share of revenues from tourism

The revenue-share model where government gives 10 percent of tourism receipts to communities around national parks continues to change lives. This year, residents of Kitabi sector that is close to the Nyungwe National Park will this year get houses and those from kayonza close to Akagera national...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 11:21 PM

Top Arsenal player to attend Kwita Izina 2018

A member of the Arsenal first-team is expected to participate in this year’s gorilla naming ceremony, locally known as Kwita Izina. The highly-rated conservation event is held in Kinigi on the slopes of the  Volcanoes National Park. The Arsenal star will join the long list of global...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 11:05 PM

Parliamentary polls: NEC to start receiving candidatures tomorrow

Sixteen independent candidates including one woman have expressed interest to run in September Parliamentary elections, by picking nomination forms from the National Electoral Commission (NEC). According to the Commission’s chairperson, Prof Kalisa Mbanda, the 16 individuals who are not...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 1:09 AM

Rwanda to get a National Archives Centre

Construction works have started for the National Archives Centre, a facility that will be the central point of reference for the country’s records. The archives centre, which is being built in Kacyiru below Rwanda Broadcasting Agency, is set to be ready by May 2020 if the proposed plan is...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 1:03 AM

Keri Hilson’s Ubugali lunch gets twitter guessing

A heated debate arose on twitter this Monday, after Keri Lynn Hilson alias Keri Hilson posted a photo of her lunch on twitter, asking her followers to repost if they know the right name. Hilson, 35, the American urban contemporary singer, songwriter, and arranger known as a solo artist and for her...

Monday, July 9, 2018, 7:32 PM

Kagame commends Ethiopian, Eritrean leaders’ historic meeting

President Paul Kagame has commended the historic meeting between the leaders of Eritrea and Ethiopia in Asmara, describing it as the right thing for the people of the two neighbouring countries. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed arrived at Asmara International Airport on Sunday, for a meeting...

Monday, July 9, 2018, 1:08 PM