Rwanda to digitise public service recruitment

The Government of Rwanda is set to set up an integrated e-recruitment system through which job applications, written interviews and marking will be conducted, the Prime Minister has said. Edouard Ngirente said that the project, which is expected to be completed in one year, is designed to curb...

Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 12:47 AM

Ngirente to update parliament on ICT sector performance

Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente will, Monday afternoon present government's ICT activities in line with facilitating a knowledge-based economy to a joint session composed by members of both chambers of parliament.  A knowledge-based economy is an economy in which information...

Monday, December 2, 2019, 12:09 PM

Cattle farmers to benefit from solar-powered boreholes

Cattle in Nyagatare and Kayonza districts will no longer face water shortages and death induced by drought thanks to new boreholes run by solar energy. The development will enable more than 10,000 heads of cattle access to clean water, especially in the dry season, according to the International...

Sunday, December 1, 2019, 12:00 AM

Supreme Court invalidates article 19 of property tax law

The Supreme Court Friday declared that article 19 of the law determining the sources of revenue and property in decentralised entities – also known as property tax law – is no longer valid. A lawsuit had been filed by lawyer Edward Murangwa who was contesting some articles...

Friday, November 29, 2019, 7:27 PM

Supreme Court to decide on property tax law petition

Supreme Court is on Friday set to decide the case in which Lawyer Edward Murangwa contested some provisions of the law determining the sources of revenue and property in decentralised entities – also known as property tax law. Murangwa and his two lawyers argued that the provisions in...

Friday, November 29, 2019, 10:35 AM

Pan-African insurer keen to strengthen disaster cover

African governments have expressed confidence in African Risk Capacity Insurance’s ability to help the continent hedge against disaster-induced risks. The subsidiary of African Risk Capacity (ARC), a specialised agency of the African Union, says it is keen to help the continent deal with...

Friday, November 29, 2019, 12:00 AM

What would make audiovisual content creators more relevant?

Audiovisual content creators such as producers of movies and television drama series stand a higher chance to win contracts for their creations if they are original, unique, thought-provoking and capture the audience's attention, executives of media companies have said. They were...

Wednesday, November 27, 2019, 9:08 PM

Falling prices at international market threaten export revenues

Though Rwanda's export volumes increased by 42.8 per cent as of September this year compared to the same period last year, revenues from exports grew only by 6.1 per cent, the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning has said. Uzziel Ndagijimana made the disclosure on Tuesday, November...

Wednesday, November 27, 2019, 9:41 AM

Act now to avert food shortage, experts challenge Africa

Without changing the approach towards the efforts to end hunger, Africa risks remaining as the only continent struggling with hunger in 2030. This is the view from most experts who attended the launch of the 2020 African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF 2020). The Forum, due to take place in...

Wednesday, November 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

Will AfDB’s initiative bridge the $42bn funding shortfall for African women entrepreneurs?

The African Development Bank has launched a multibillion initiative to bridge the funding gap facing women. The financial package was announced at the Global Gender Summit in Kigali through a programme dubbed Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) Risk-Sharing Facility. The...

Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 1:12 AM

To ensure food security, we must tackle climate change: CP-EU co-chair Zorrinho

There’s an estimated 820 million people who are hungry globally, representing 11 per cent of the global population, according to statistics from UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). Yet, according to Oxfam International, one per cent richest people continue to own more...

Monday, November 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

Defilement conviction rate at 93 per cent – Prosecution

The prosecution received 3,363 child defilement cases in 2018/2019 fiscal year, and the conviction rate was 93.7 percent, Jean-Bosco Mutangana, the Prosecutor General has said. Defilement cases rose from more than 2,000 in the previous year, which Mutangana said is a considerable increase,...

Saturday, November 23, 2019, 11:18 PM

Judicial Week: Rugege roots for mediation as court cases rise

Cases filed in courts have been on the rise since 2016 as they shot up from 50,000 in that year to 75,000 cases in 2018/2019, indicating a growth of 50 percent in the last three years, the Chief Justice has said calling for mediation to avert the trend. Prof. Sam Rugege made the revelation on...

Saturday, November 23, 2019, 12:00 AM

Italian firm to open food innovation hub in Rwanda

Seeds&Chips, an Italy-based firm focused on using technology to improve food value system, has announced plans to set up a food innovation hub in Rwanda with investment estimated at between $50 million and $100 million. Speaking during a news conference to announce the Global Food Innovation...

Friday, November 22, 2019, 12:09 PM

Kigali to host global food innovation forum

Rwanda will, next year, host the Global Food Summit (GFIS) for Africa, an event that seeks to lay strategies for eradicating hunger and malnutrition. The development was disclosed on November 21, 2019, at a press conference in Kigali. Summit which co-hosted with Seeds & Chips, an...

Thursday, November 21, 2019, 6:40 PM

Upcountry transport coops fleecing car owners, MPs say

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Economy and Trade has asked the government to start fixing the amount of money that public transport operators from upcountry pay to their cooperatives. The committee tasked the Ministry of Trade and Industry and the institutions...

Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 3:21 PM

Africa’s infrastructure financing surpasses $100 billion in a year

Infrastructure financing in Africa registered a rise of 24 per cent in 2018, surpassing $100 billion for the first time, the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA) announced on Tuesday, November 18, 2019, through a statement. The information is contained in ICA’s Infrastructure...

Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

Nyaruguru tea farmers coop in Rwf3bn loan repayment limbo

Farmers grouped in COOTHEMUKI – a cooperative of tea growers in Muganza and Kivu sectors of Nyaruguru District – are grappling with repaying a Rwf3 billion loan that they owe the Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD). Through the cooperative, 816 farmers were given Rwf1.5 billion from BRD...

Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

Rwanda looks to Japan for sustainable irrigation schemes

As Rwanda scales up efforts to increase irrigated farmland, it is seeking to learn from the Japanese on building effective and sustainable irrigation schemes, the Director-General of Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB) has said. Dr Patrick Karangwa was speaking on Friday, November 15, 2019, in Kigali...

Monday, November 18, 2019, 12:45 AM

International parliamentary meet to tackle nutrition, climate issues

The Africa Caribbean Pacific (ACP) and ACP-European Union (ACP-EU) Joint Parliamentary Assembly is convening in Rwanda to address issues related to sustainable development. The high-level meetings of the Assembly take place from November 14-21, 2019 at Kigali Convention Centre. According to a...

Saturday, November 16, 2019, 12:00 AM

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