Tigo Rwanda gets new general manager

Millicom, a leading telecommunications company with over 60 million customers in fourteen countries across Latin America and Africa, has appointed Philip Amoateng, as General Manager of its operations in Rwanda. The firm operates locally as Tigo Rwanda. Amoateng, 40, who was most recently Tigo...

Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 12:00 AM

Musanze, Muhanga roads reopen

The roads to Muhanga and Musanze have reopened after they had been blocked earlier this week following heavy floods and landslides that claimed lives and destroyed properties. “The Kigali-Musanze and Kigali-Muhanga roads reopened for traffic” the ministry for disaster management...

Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 12:00 AM

R. Nyabarongo overflows, Kigali-Muhanga road closed

Heavy rains this morning led to the closure of the Kigali-Muhanga road after River Nyabarongo overflowed. “Due to heavy rains experienced in the Northern Province, River Nyabarongo has overflown and this has led to the closure of the Kigali-Muhanga road,” a tweet from the Local Government and...

Monday, May 9, 2016, 12:00 AM

Fuel prices increase to Rwf 860

The Ministry of Trade and Industry on Wednesday announced an increase in petrol and diesel prices. In a statement, the Ministry announced that pump prices on petrol and diesel will increase from Rwf 826 to Rwf 860 per litre. The new price will be effective Thursday,  5th May ,2016. The...

Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 12:00 AM

Rwanda is ready to host AU Summit –Tumukunde

Rwanda’s envoy to Ethiopia and African Union Ambassador Hope Tumukunde, today signed on behalf of the Government, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for hosting of the African Union (AU) Summit in Kigali scheduled for July this year. The MoU specifies the material and technical commitments...

Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 12:00 AM

DJ Pius, Chameleon to launch ‘Agatako’ video

Rwandan musician DJ Pius and his Ugandan counterpart, Dr Jose Chameleon will this weekend launch the video of their hit single, Agatako at Plus 250 lounge (Friday) in Kicukiro and Class Club (Saturday) at The Mirror Hotel in Remera. “I always had a dream of working on a project with Dr Jose...

Thursday, April 28, 2016, 12:00 AM

Former First Lady of Kenya, Lucy Kibaki passes on

Kenya’s former First Lady, Lucy Muthoni Kibaki, has passed on. According to a statement from Kenya’s State House and signed by President Uhuru Kenyatta, Lucy Kibaki who has been ‘unwell’ for the last one month died at the Bupa Cromwell Hospital in London early Tuesday...

Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 12:00 AM

Burundian General assassinated

A Burundian General, Athanase Kararuza, was this morning together with his wife and body guard killed by unknown assailants in Gihosha, north of the Burundian capital, Bujumbura. Kararuza was adviser on security and defense matters in the office of the first Burundian Vice President, ...

Monday, April 25, 2016, 12:00 AM

Kagame, Magufuli open Rusumo border facilities

Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli on Wednesday began his two-day state visit to Rwanda by joining President Paul Kagame in the launch of the Rusumo One-Stop-Border Post and International Bridge on the border between Rwanda and Tanzania. During the event, the Tanzanian leader said that...

Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 12:00 AM

Rwanda joins AU Peace and Security Council

Rwanda yesterday officially joined the AU Peace and Security Council (PSC), the standing organ of the African Union (AU) in charge of prevention, management and resolution of conflicts. It joins the Council alongside seven other members; Botswana, Congo, Egypt, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Togo and Zambia...

Saturday, April 2, 2016, 12:00 AM

Government demands explanation over Bihozagara's death

Government has asked the Burundian Government to explain the circumstances that led to the death Rwanda’s former ambassador to Belgium, Jacques Bihozagara, who is alleged to have been assassinated in Burundi’s Mpimba Prison where he was jailed. A statement from the Ministry of Foreign...

Thursday, March 31, 2016, 12:00 AM

[PHOTOS]: Rwanda thrash Mauritius

Amavubi stars of Rwanda Tuesday evening scored five past Mauritius at Amahoro stadium in Kigali in the ongoing 2017 African Nations (AFCON) qualifiers.  Savio Dominique Nshuti was first on the score sheet in the 11th minute with a well-placed header that gave Jean Louis Kevin Obrim, the Mauritius...

Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 12:00 AM

Experts meet to align health financing with SDGs

Local and international experts on health financing are meeting to discuss the desired health financing modifications and how they can be aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). According to health minister, Dr. Agnes Binagwaho, reforms in health financing helped Rwanda to achieve...

Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 12:00 AM

Kwibuka22: No entertainment during commemoration week

The minister of sports and culture, Julienne Uwacu, has called upon Rwandans to actively participate in the forthcoming genocide commemoration activities, especially by attending vigils in their respective communities. Uwacu made the call on Wednesday during a news conference organised to update...

Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 12:00 AM

Experts to meet in Kigali for 2016 Africa Carbon Forum

Rwanda has been selected to host the 8th Africa Carbon Forum, which will bring together over 600 climate change experts, carbon market players, policymakers and project developers from across Africa, on June 30. Held every year since 2008, the continental meeting is organised by the United Nations...

Friday, March 25, 2016, 12:00 AM

J-Dub to release 'Memoirs of a Mad Rapper'

Today, rap fans in Kigali have something to look up to as, J-Dub “El Fazo”, real name, John R Nkera, will be launching his second mix tape titled, ‘Memoirs of a Mad Rapper.’ His first mix tape, ‘Dub Therapy’, was released in 2013. “The mix tape is going to...

Thursday, March 24, 2016, 12:00 AM

New project to promote climate-resilient agriculture

To build a more climate-resilient agriculture sector, the Government of Rwanda, together with different partners, has embarked on a project that will ensure nearly a million farmers get timely access to essential climate information services. The project, dubbed Rwanda Climate Services for...

Thursday, March 24, 2016, 12:00 AM

Over 600 experts to meet in Kigali for the 2016 Africa Carbon Forum

Rwanda has been selected to host the 8th Africa Carbon Forum, which will bring together over 600 climate change experts, carbon market players, policymakers and project developers from across Africa on June 30, 2016. Held every year since 2008, the continental meeting is organised by the United...

Thursday, March 24, 2016, 12:00 AM

Rwanda commits to Nile Basin Initiative

Rwanda has committed to strengthen regional partnerships to protect and conserve the resources around the Nile basin. The renewed commitment was made as part of celebrations on Nile Day which is organised to mark the anniversary for the establishment of the Nile Basin Initiative. To mark Nile Day...

Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 12:00 AM

Rwanda's GDP grew by 6.9% in 2015

Rwanda's economy grew by 6.9 percent last year, raking in Rwf 5,837 billion, up from Rwf 5,395 billion in 2014, according to the Growth Domestic Product (GDP) figures released this morning. Yusuf Murangwa, head of the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda announced the results at a press...

Thursday, March 17, 2016, 12:00 AM

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