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

Superstition: Is ‘‘African magic’’ in sport a myth or reality?

To some, witchcraft has changed games, determined results and some lives have been lost in the process. To others it is rather nonsense and a kind of myth promoted by individuals who falsely believe in superstition. Initially, witchcraft has been associated with the football game in Rwanda,...

Monday, July 9, 2018, 12:12 AM

Rwanda-China in a new drive to promote film industry

Officials from Rwanda and China have reiterated the need to forge common grounds to promote the arts and creative industries in their respective countries. The calls were made on Saturday at the launch of “Colorful China” project in Kigali. The “Colorful China” project in...

Sunday, July 8, 2018, 1:12 AM

Who are the most followed Rwandan artistes on Instagram

Instagram, just like other social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat has for the last few years become popular as more youth own smart phones and continuously post photos of themselves and their friends. Instagram started on December 6 and is estimated to register 800...

Saturday, July 7, 2018, 11:23 PM

RDF retires over 800 officers

The Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) on Friday held a send-off ceremony to honour the service of 816 personnel who had reached retirement age including some whose service contracts had come to an end. During the 2018 retirement phase, a total of 816 service personnel including 372 career...

Saturday, July 7, 2018, 2:53 PM

First Lady: Gender gaps must be fixed in education

The First Lady Jeannette Kagame has reiterated the need for stakeholders to work together to create an environment in education that dispels gender myths to ensure all children are given a fair chance at a bright future. Speaking at the event to mark the Forum for African Women Educationalists (...

Friday, July 6, 2018, 10:17 PM

Fuel prices further revised upwards

Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) has announced new fuel tariffs which took effect on Thursday, this week. The tariff indicate an upward revision of the pump prices. According to a statement signed by RURA Director General Patrick Nyirishema, pump prices in Kigali for petrol have...

Thursday, July 5, 2018, 9:04 PM

First Lady inaugurates modern complex to host elderly survivors

First Lady of Rwanda, Jeannette Kagame, on Tuesday inaugurated a multi-million complex in Nyamata, Bugesera district which will accommodate about 80 Intwaza - widows and widowers whose families were completely wiped out during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The building is worth Rwf2 billion...

Wednesday, July 4, 2018, 12:51 AM

UN expert urges govt to subsidise clean cooking solutions

Accordingto World Health Organisation, nearly 2 million people die every year from illnesses attributable to indoor air pollution, such as pneumonia, chronic bronchitis and lung cancer. Approximately 87 per cent of these deaths occur in low and middle-income countries. About 5000 people die in...

Sunday, July 1, 2018, 1:04 AM

Gallup report: Rwanda 2nd safest place in Africa

The 2018 Global Law and Order report has ranked Rwanda second in Africa. Gallup’s Law and Order Index which gauges people’s sense of personal security and their personal experiences with crime and law enforcement indicates that 83 per cent of Rwandan residents have confidence in...

Friday, June 29, 2018, 12:43 AM