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

Never Again country director Dr Munyandamutsa passes on

Dr. Naasson Munyandamutsa, a leading psychiatrist passed on Tuesday. A press release from Never Again Rwanda, where he worked as country head, said; “Dr. Munyandamutsa died after battling a one year sickness.” “Never Again Rwanda is saddened to announce to its friends, partners...

Thursday, March 3, 2016, 12:00 AM

Burundi’s Mfumukeko named new EAC Secretary General

The heads of state summit held Wednesday in Arusha, Tanzania, has appointed Dr. Libérat Mfumukeko as the new Secretary General of the East African Community (EAC). Mfumukeko who is expected to assume office in April, replacing Dr Richard Sezibera, is Burundian. He has been the Deputy...

Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 12:00 AM

MTN Rwanda launches 4G LTE on mobile devices

MTN Rwanda today announced the launch of 4G LTE on mobile phones enabling customers with 4G enabled devices to make voice calls and use mobile data on the 4G LTE network.   This latest development will allow customers to maintain a full 4G experience during a call. This means voice and...

Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 12:00 AM

Monique Mukaruliza is new Kigali City mayor

The National Coordinator for the Northern Corridor Integration Projects (NICP), Monique Mukaruliza, has been elected the city mayor after winning a landslide victory over her challenger. In the elections held at the Kigali Regional Stadium in Nyamirambo, Mukaruliza, who is also a former Minister...

Monday, February 29, 2016, 12:00 AM

[VIDEO & PHOTOS] Car catches fire at Gishushu

Yesterday afternoon, at around 2pm, a Mercedes Benz, was engulfed in flames just next to the Gishushu traffic lights along Airport Road, leaving it completely written off. Rwanda National Police cordoned off the street from curious onlookers as Police Fire Brigade put out the fire, an exercise...

Saturday, February 27, 2016, 12:00 AM

Business community lauds resumption of 24-hour service at Rwanda-DRC border

Members of the business community have welcomed reports that the Rwanda-DR Congo border of La Corniche, popularly known as Grande Barrierre, has resumed operating on 24-hour basis. This follows the announcement by Julien Paluku, the governor of North Kivu province, who said that effective February...

Thursday, February 18, 2016, 12:00 AM

Senior six results released

Results for the 2015 senior six national examinations (A-Level) were released this afternoon at the Ministry of Education headquarters in Kacyiru showing a slight improvement in the general performance. The results were received from the director-general, Rwanda Education Board (REB) Janvier...

Thursday, February 18, 2016, 12:00 AM

AfDB launches first Africa Visa Openness Index

The African Development Bank (AfDB) last Friday launched the first Africa Visa Openness Index (PDF File), which shows that Africa remains largely closed off to African travelers. According to the report, Africans—on average—need visas to travel to 55% of other African countries;...

Monday, February 15, 2016, 12:00 AM

LIVE UPDATES: DRC are CHAN2016 Champions

A brace by Mechak Elia and another goal from Jonathan Bolingi was enough to crown the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) champions of the 2016 Orange African Nations Championship (CHAN) that has been taking place in Rwanda. The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are champions of the 2016 Orange...

Sunday, February 7, 2016, 12:00 AM

BREAKING NEWS: DRC are CHAN2016 Champions

A brace by Mechak Elia and another goal from Jonathan Bolingi was enough to crown the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) champions of the 2016 Orange African Nations Championship that has been taking place in Rwanda. Mechak Elia’s goals came in the 29th and 62nd minutes but his first half...

Sunday, February 7, 2016, 12:00 AM

DR Congo through to semifinals of CHAN 2016

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) have qualified for the semifinals of the Orange African Nations Championship after beating hosts Rwanda 2-1 at Amahoro National Stadium. The Leopards started the first half the better side creating chance after chance and on the 10th minute, their...

Saturday, January 30, 2016, 12:00 AM

EALA wants partner states to scrap work, residence permits

Members of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) have called upon EAC Partner States to kick-start the process of uniformly abolishing work and residence permit fees as well as in the facilitation of portability of social benefits. This was on Wednesday at the ongoing EALA session in Arusha...

Friday, January 29, 2016, 12:00 AM

Uganda eliminated as Mali land final quarter-final spot

Wednesday Group D Mali 0-0 ZambiaUganda 1-1 Zimbabwe Uganda’s 2016 CHAN journey has ended after it became the last country to be eliminated from the biennial continental tournament. Yesterday was the final day of group matches in the ongoing Orange African Nations Championship (CHAN...

Thursday, January 28, 2016, 12:00 AM

CHAN2016: Uganda eliminated as Mali land final quarter-final spot

Uganda’s 2016 CHAN journey has ended after it became the last country to be eliminated from the biennial continental tournament. Today was the final day of group matches in the ongoing Orange African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Rwanda and all the attention was on Group D composed of...

Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 12:00 AM

CHAN2016: Nigeria crush out; Tunisia, Guinea into quarter-finals

Ibrahima Sory Sankhon’s goal at the stroke of halftime was enough to earn Guinea a quarterfinal spot at the expense of Africa’s powerhouse Nigeria, in the ongoing Orange African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Rwanda. Nigeria, who started the day top of Group C, had been considered...

Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 12:00 AM

CHAN2016: Nigeria crush out; Tunisia, Guinea into quarterfinals

Ibrahima Sory Sankhon’s goal at the stroke of halftime was enough to earn Guinea a quarterfinal spot at the expense of Africa’s powerhouse Nigeria, in the ongoing Orange African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Rwanda. Nigeria, who started the day top of Group C, had been considered...

Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 12:00 AM

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