Rwanda to implement 50 UN rights recommendations

Rwanda will implement up to 50 of 83 recommendations from the UN Human Rights Council. The government has, however, declined to support seven recommendations that were found not compatible with domestic laws and the Constitution. The recommendations were proposed by the UN council during last...

Friday, March 18, 2016, 12:00 AM

Financial inclusion key in women empowerment, say activists

Gender activists have called for more efforts to promote women inclusion in the financial sector ahead of today’s international Women’s Day celebrations. The day will be marked under the theme, “Step it up for Gender Equality, Strive for Women Empowerment,” with the...

Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 12:00 AM

Rwanda's immunisation coverage at 99 percent - WHO report

Rwanda’s immunisation coverage stands at 99 per cent, according to a new report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) Office for Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean Region. The report was released yesterday at the on-going two-day first ever Ministerial Conference on Immunisation in Africa...

Thursday, February 25, 2016, 12:00 AM

WASAC reassures city dwellers on safe water

The Water and Sanitation Corporation Ltd (WASAC) has reassured city dwellers on receiving safe water following several public complaints. The complaints were raised on social media site, Twitter, by different people concerning the issue of contaminated water they were getting on Wednesday through...

Saturday, February 20, 2016, 12:00 AM

Over 2,000 to monitor local council elections

Ahead of Monday’s election for sector councilors, the National Electoral Commission (NEC) yesterday met with local and diplomatic observers for the polls to remind them of the ground rules and for the two parties to discuss any arising matters. According to NEC, over 2,000 observers have...

Saturday, February 20, 2016, 12:00 AM

Gatuna one-stop border post construction begins

Construction of one-stop border post (OSBP) facility at Gatuna border with Uganda has has started and will be completed in July, according to officials. This was announced by Guy Kalisa, director-general of Rwanda Transport Development Agency, who said the $7 million (about Rwf5 billion) project...

Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 12:00 AM

Rwanda's interest is a stable and secure Burundi - Mushikiwabo

The Government of Rwanda spokesperson, Louise Mushikiwabo has cautioned against using Rwanda as a scapegoat for the ongoing conflict and crisis in Burundi. "The Burundi crisis is very serious, and of Burundi leaders' own making, and the sooner the international community focuses on that, and not...

Saturday, February 6, 2016, 12:00 AM

Kigali public transport phases out cash fares

Effective today, public transport passengers begin using cashless system to pay for transport fares. The public transport companies have been accepting both cash and electronic payments using smart cards; however, the phaseout of cash payments comes into force today with Kigali Bus Service...

Thursday, February 4, 2016, 12:00 AM

Global youth leaders call for more friendly family planning services

Global youth leaders have called for more youth friendly family planning services. This was at the just-concluded fourth International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) held in Nusa Dua, Indonesia. Experts say adolescent girls are at a heightened risk of pregnancy and childbirth-related health...

Saturday, January 30, 2016, 12:00 AM

Itorero: My memorable experience of Rwanda's centuries old tradition

When I was told to represent my company for the Itorero, I was a little hesitant and I asked many questions on why I should participate or why I should be taught to be patriotic.  There had been many debates on radio and social media on the issue of taking journalists to Nkumba Peace and...

Sunday, December 20, 2015, 12:00 AM

Uwimana's passion to promote women in sports

Dominique Uwimana is in charge of communication at Espêrance, an organisation that promotes sports at Kimisagara Football for Hope Center. He is also an advocate for women in sports and the use of football as a tool for social change. In an interview with Saturday Sport’s Doreen Umutesi, Uwimana...

Saturday, June 20, 2015, 12:00 AM

Kagame graces premiere of Genocide film on rape

President Paul Kagame on Wednesday commended the Genocide rape victims for having the courage to testify about their ordeals to filmmakers. The President was gracing the premiere of feature documentary, The Uncondemned, a film that portrays the plight of women who were raped during the 1994...

Friday, June 19, 2015, 12:00 AM

Kagame lauds documentary on rape during the Genocide

President Paul Kagame on Wednesday graced the premiere of a feature documentary titled “The Uncondemned” at Kigali Serena Hotel. The documentary brings out the plight of women who were raped during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. After watching the documentary with other dignitaries, the...

Thursday, June 18, 2015, 12:00 AM

Enhance trade relations, civil society tells EU

The civil society has urged the European Union Delegation to enhance trade ties with Rwanda. This was during a debate and interaction programme at Goethe Institute in Kiyovu on Wednesday. The debate was organised by the Delegation of the European Union to Rwanda to evaluate the role EU plays in...

Friday, May 15, 2015, 12:00 AM

Longhorn publishers comes to Rwanda

Renowned regional publishers, Longhorn Publishers this week started operations in the country with an aim to supply the local education sector with quality learning materials. The publishing firm which has its head offices in Nairobi, Kenya and has presence in a number of Eastern African countries...

Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 12:00 AM

HER STYLE: My eye can't miss a guy in a fitting suit, says Miss Congeniality 2015

Edna Darlene Gasana was voted Miss Congeniality by her fellow contestants during the Miss Rwanda 2015 competition early this year.  The 20-year-old is a second year student at the University of Rwanda College of Business and Economics where she is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. She...

Friday, May 1, 2015, 12:00 AM

Istanbul: The vintage city

Istanbul sits on two continents - Asia and Europe – and is home to some of the world’s most amazing historical sites and wonders. With over 20 historical palaces that were constructed as early as the 15th Century, it is safe to say that the city is one big tourist attraction. I thought I had seen...

Friday, April 24, 2015, 12:00 AM

Lawyers briefed on Access to Information Law

Rwanda Governance Board (RGB) and the Office of the Ombudsman, in collaboration with the Rwanda Bar Association, yesterday held a workshop on Access to Information Law. Over 20 lawyers discussed the importance of getting timely information to good governance and accountability. Gerald Mbanda,...

Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 12:00 AM

Mukabayire has kept the Genocide widows' candle burning

59-year-old Valerie Mukabayire was elected president of Avega Agahozo during the association’s 16th Congress held in Rwamagana on March 22. She was formerly the vice president during the Avega Agahozo 3rd Congress.  “I have been an active member although for some years now, I was...

Thursday, April 9, 2015, 12:00 AM

Renewed call to break silence on GBV, child abuse

Rwandans have been called on to break the silence on gender and child abuse-related crimes committed in communities in order to combat the vices and ensure that justice is served. Oda Gasinzigwa, the minister for gender and family promotion, made the call, yesterday, while launching the national...

Monday, April 6, 2015, 12:00 AM