Nyamvumba dropped from Cabinet

President Paul Kagame has dropped General Patrick Nyamvumba, the Minister for Internal Security from Cabinet, a statement signed by the Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente has said. Nyamvumba’s removal from office was attributed to an ongoing investigation on matters of accountability....

Monday, April 27, 2020, 10:33 PM

FEATURED: How Babyl-govt partnership will increase healthcare access

In March this year, the Government and Babylon Health (operating as Babyl in Rwanda) signed a 10-year partnership enabling Rwandans countrywide to access healthcare services through their mobile phones. The new healthcare delivery model dubbed ‘Digital-First Integrated Care’, aims at...

Saturday, April 25, 2020, 12:30 AM

Kagame calls for global solidarity in COVID19 fight

A victory over the COVID-19 pandemic and restoration of normalcy will among other things require international solidarity and collaboration to ensure that all regions across the world are safe, President Paul Kagame has said. Kagame made the remarks on Friday at the virtual launch of a global...

Friday, April 24, 2020, 8:52 PM

Rwanda pledges $1m towards African solidarity fund on COVID-19 response

Rwanda has committed a total of $1m to the African Union COVID Fund and the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), President Paul Kagame has announced. Kagame was speaking during a teleconference meeting of the Extended AU Bureau chaired by South Africa’s President...

Thursday, April 23, 2020, 12:21 AM

FEATURED: BPR cautions clients on digital financial security vulnerabilities

Banque Populaire du Rwanda Plc (BPR Plc.) has cautioned its clients on emerging digital financial security challenges and vulnerabilities which could lead to theft of funds in case precautions are not taken. The bank has said that with ongoing efforts encouraging bank customers to adopt and use...

Thursday, April 23, 2020, 12:00 AM

Tax body to expedite refund of Rwf13bn in value added tax to SMEs

Rwanda Revenue Authority will by Friday 24th April have disbursed Rwf 13B in Value Added Tax refunds to businesses in response to capital challenges amidst the COVID19 pandemic. This is one of the mitigation measures by the government to improve the local business ecosystem for local...

Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 2:44 PM

FEATURED: BK introduces "Turikumwe Special Loan" to support its retail customers during Covid-19 pandemic

Bank of Kigali has introduced a COVID-19 economic relief loan product for its clients to facilitate economic recovery following a countrywide lockdown in a bid to curb the spread of the Novel Coronavirus. The special loan product dubbed "Turikumwe Special Loan" aims at providing...

Tuesday, April 21, 2020, 4:45 PM

How govt is incentivizing masks production

The government is incentivizing the production of face masks by local producers in a bid facilitate mass production as well as affordability. Over the weekend, the Ministry of Health announced that henceforth, it will be mandatory for people to wear masks whenever they step out of their homes in...

Tuesday, April 21, 2020, 12:58 AM

Are you adequately covered against rain-related disasters?

Rwanda is currently experiencing its first season of rains which the Meteorology department have warned will be heavier than usual consequently destroying property. This is not the first advent of higher than usual rain the country is experiencing, in recent months, heavy rains and storms across...

Tuesday, April 21, 2020, 12:57 AM

Will local firms cope with the demand for face masks?

Over the weekend, the Ministry of Health announced that henceforth, it will be mandatory for people to wear masks whenever they step out of their homes in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus. Consequently, the Food and Drug Authority announced that 22 local firms had received...

Sunday, April 19, 2020, 11:22 PM

Rwandan diaspora in South Sudan raise over $15,000 for COVID-19 relief

Rwandans in South Sudan have contributed over Rwf14.5 million ($15000) towards government’s efforts to provide for vulnerable households during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown. The Diaspora community availed the funds to the government through the Central Bank. Jules Uwimana, the head of...

Saturday, April 18, 2020, 12:47 AM

What are survival chances of Rwanda’s media sector?

Owing to its role in disseminating information, the media industry is considered an essential service as Rwanda and the world make effort to curb the spread of the virus. The industry has in recent weeks been working closely with government to inform the public on preventive measures on curbing...

Thursday, April 16, 2020, 10:33 PM

Rwandan diaspora in South Sudan raise over $15,000 for COVID-19 relief

Rwandans in South Sudan have contributed over Rwf14.5 million ($15000) to support the government’s efforts to provide for vulnerable households during the ongoing lockdown to curb the spread of the Novel Coronavirus. The Diaspora community availed the funds to the government through the...

Thursday, April 16, 2020, 9:47 PM

Rwanda’s economy will bounce back, Kagame assures investors

The Rwandan economy will continue to do well post COVID-19, despite the current slowdown during the containment period, President Paul Kagame has told global investors. Kagame made the remarks during a virtual interactive session with Pan-African investors under an umbrella organization dubbed...

Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 1:21 AM

RwandAir commences cargo flights to Brussels, London and Guangzhou

The national carrier, RwandAir will operate cargo flights to three global destinations to support exports as well as imports of essential goods. The main destinations to be served include Brussels (Belgium), London (United Kingdom) and Guangzhou (China). Brussels and London are...

Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 1:21 AM

How IMF debt service relief to Rwanda will boost economic recovery

Rwanda has a six-month debt service relief from its International Monetary Fund (IMF) obligations which will allow up to $11M liquidity. The International Monetary Fund has paused collection of debts from a number of countries including Rwanda as part of its revamped Catastrophe Containment...

Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 1:20 AM

Rwanda to get $11m debt relief from IMF

Rwanda is set to benefit from an $11 million debt service relief from the International Monetary Fund for an initial period of 6 months. The debt relief is part of a move by the global financial institution to offer immediate debt service relief to 25 of the IMF’s member countries under...

Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 2:55 PM

Risks COVID-19 poses to regional financial sector

As it emerges that a recession is eminent on the African continent affecting business across the continent, eyes are on the financial sector on their role in rescuing enterprises. With a number of supply chains and businesses having halt their operations, they will be seeking capital to resume...

Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 12:00 AM

EAC Heads of State to convene over COVID-19

Heads of State the East African Community are on Wednesday April 15, scheduled to hold an extraordinary summit on the Novel Coronavirus pandemic, according to communique signed by Dr. Vincent Biruta, the EAC Chairperson of Council of Ministers. The summit will be held virtually via video...

Monday, April 13, 2020, 11:44 PM

EAC Heads of State Summit slated for Wednesday

The ordinary meeting of the Summit of East African Community Heads of State is slated for Wednesday 15th April, according to a communique signed by Dr. Vincent Biruta, the EAC Chairperson of Council of Ministers. The summit which had been postponed twice, in November 2019 and February 2020...

Monday, April 13, 2020, 10:44 PM

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