Rwanda maintains good score in new graft index

More than two-thirds of countries score below 50 on a scale of 100 points in fighting corruption, with an average score of 43, shows Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) report by Transparency International. According to a report released Thursday, most of the countries, including many of the...

Thursday, January 23, 2020, 3:45 PM

Why government extended land registration deadline

Rwanda Land Management and Use Authority (RLMUA) has extended the deadline for land registration from January 15, 2020 to June 30, 2020, citing various factors that led many to miss the initial deadline. In the announcement, the Authority said the extra time came after realising that the land...

Thursday, January 23, 2020, 11:09 AM

Rwanda set to get first powdered milk factory

Rwanda’s livestock subsector is expected to get a major boost and dairy farmers get a ready market for their produce, thanks to the construction of a factory that will be making powdered milk. According to information from the Ministry of Trade and Industry, the installed capacity of that...

Monday, January 20, 2020, 12:00 AM

Govt spends Rwf5bn to protect coffee farmers from falling prices

Coffee and tea have been struggling to get good prices on international markets which threatens the income of farmers as well as the country’s export earnings, the Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources has said. Gérardine Mukeshimana said this week during a press briefing that...

Sunday, January 19, 2020, 12:00 AM

Experts certify autopsy report on pastor Maggie Mutesi’s murder

A team of three doctors Friday agreed with findings of a post-mortem report from a doctor at King Faisal Hospital on the murder of pastor Maggie Mutesi whose husband, Shadrack Mugisha, was sentenced to life in prison by Nyaragunge Intermediate Court for the murder. Dr François Xavier Hakizimana...

Saturday, January 18, 2020, 12:53 AM

Rwanda on alert as locusts invade regional countries

Locusts have invaded several  countries in the Eastern African region, including Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia with the possibility of spreading further. Though they have not yet crossed into Rwanda, the Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources, Geraldine Mukeshimana, has said that the...

Thursday, January 16, 2020, 12:31 AM

Rwanda, Morocco agree to expedite bilateral agreements

Morocco and Rwandan have agreed to establish a committee that will follow up on the implementation of the 30 bilateral cooperation agreements that the two countries have so far signed, an official statement indicates. The decision was reached on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, in Rabat, the capital...

Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 5:28 PM

Farmers urged to embrace agriculture insurance

Climate change-induced disasters have continued to hit farmers, affecting thousands of hectares of crops and livestock. This is why the Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources has encouraged farmers to take advantage of the National Agriculture Insurance Scheme to...

Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 10:39 AM

Teachers fear teaching genocide subject in class, Bizimana says

Civic education training – locally known as Itorero – for history teachers is set to be held annually in a bid to tackle the issue of educators fearing to teach genocide-related history, the National Commission for the Fight against the Genocide (CNLG) has said....

Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 1:33 AM

Rwanda’s tea exports rise by 8 percent

Rwandan tea export revenues from July to November 2019 increased by 8 percent to over Rwf33.2 billion ($36 million) from Rwf30.8 billion (over $33.5 million) recorded in the same period of the previous year, the National Agricultural Export Development Board (NAEB) has announced. In...

Sunday, January 12, 2020, 12:00 AM

Vegetable export revenues up by 47%

Between July and November 2019, exactly 11,292 tonnes of fresh vegetables were exported earning the country more than $7.5 million (over Rwf6.9 billion). This is according to latest statistics from the National Agricultural Export Development Board (NAEB) which were announced on Wednesday....

Thursday, January 9, 2020, 5:07 PM

Food prices expected to stabilise

Prices of beans have gone down since the beginning of the New Year after hitting a record high late last year, according to market players along the value chain. The recent hike in commodity prices, mainly between October and December 2019, was attributed to the shortage experienced in the...

Thursday, January 9, 2020, 12:00 AM

Conflict, climate disasters threaten food security – WFP

A new decade may have dawned but there is little cause for fresh optimism in countries and regions where conflict, political instability and climate disasters are threatening the food security of millions of people, a new report by the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) suggests. The WFP...

Saturday, January 4, 2020, 12:00 AM

Rwanda pilots ‘revolutionary’ potato seeds

The Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB) has started testing True Potato Seeds, which are produced by Solynta, a Dutch firm that develops hybrid potatoes. True Potato Seeds are collected from the berries or fruits of the potato plant. One of the benefits of such seeds is that as opposed to using 2,...

Saturday, January 4, 2020, 12:00 AM

Law sets tougher punishments for terrorism, money laundering

The new law on prevention and punishment of money laundering, financing terrorism or proliferation of weapons of mass destruction has set higher penalties against such acts in. It was approved by parliament on Monday, December 30, 2019. Speaking on Monday from Parliamentary Buildings, Prof....

Saturday, January 4, 2020, 12:00 AM

Zinia market to get Rwf300 million facelift

Zinia Market located in Kicukiro Sector of Kicukiro District is set for an upgrade in a bid to improve its hygiene and the quality of facilities. Poor hygiene and dilapidated facilities are among the problems that Member of Parliament identified at the market during their tours that sought to...

Friday, January 3, 2020, 12:00 AM

Over 30,000 smartphones pledged under Connect Rwanda challenge

The Rwanda Connect Challenge – a campaign which seeks to mobilise people to contribute to providing smartphones to Rwandans who cannot afford them – has so far received more than 31,000 smartphone pledge, the Minister of ICT and Innovation has said. Paula Ingabire made the disclosure...

Thursday, January 2, 2020, 12:00 AM

City sets up fund for financing neighbourhoods roads

The City of Kigali in conjunction with Rwanda Transport Development Agency are in the process of setting up a fund to co-finance roads in partnership with residents. The plan was disclosed Monday when Members of Parliament were presenting to the City of Kigali the general picture from an...

Tuesday, December 31, 2019, 1:40 AM

CNLG to use technology to search for genocide victims’ remains

The use of technology to search remains of victims of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi is a strategy that the National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG) is thinking about, its Executive Secretary has said. “We will include it in the budget [planning] for the next fiscal year...

Sunday, December 29, 2019, 12:00 AM

Agriculture insurance scheme, a milestone for the sector in 2019

Actors in agriculture and livestock sector contend that the National Agriculture Insurance Scheme, launched in April this year in Nyanza district, is one of the major milestones that the sector has ever had. This plan which intends to cushion farmers against losses caused by disease and...

Saturday, December 28, 2019, 12:00 AM

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