Over 15,000 Genocide victims reburied in Karongi

Remains of over 15,000 victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi were yesterday given a decent burial at a new memorial near Gatwaro Stadium in Karongi District. Most of the victims were killed from the Gatwaro Stadium in Karongi town. The remains were previously buried in mass graves which...

Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 12:00 AM

Kwibohora25: Youth told to safeguard country’s gains

Rwanda was saved from becoming a failed state thanks to good and visionary leadership that stopped the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi and has since fostered unity and development of all Rwandans That was the message during a Rwanda Youth Forum held in Nairobi over the weekend ahead of Kwibohora25...

Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 12:00 AM

Anglican Church raises red flag on rise in broken marriages

Marriages are crumbling and the trend is growing, raising concern, not only for Rwanda but also for the entire world, Rev. Canon Dr Antoine Rutayisire, a Senior Pastor at St. Peter’s Remera Parish of the Anglican Church has warned. “All over the world, families are falling apart....

Monday, July 1, 2019, 1:30 AM

Social protection allocated Rwf174bn to reduce poverty

Parliamentarians have called for reinforced monitoring and evaluation of the Rwf174.3 billion budget allocated to social protection in the fiscal year 2019/2020 for it to achieve its objective of lifting people out of poverty. They made the request on Thursday as Parliament passed the law...

Sunday, June 30, 2019, 12:00 AM

Rwanda has a huge potential for investment –Dutch envoy

Rwanda has enormous opportunities for investment, especially in areas such as the horticulture sector, Frédérique de Man, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, has said. The envoy made the remarks yesterday at the office of Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente to whom she was bidding...

Saturday, June 29, 2019, 12:04 AM

Budget: More funding for agriculture and education

Parliament yesterday approved the budget for the 2019/20 fiscal year with some adjustments in public spending. As part of the adjustments to the Rwf2.8 trillion budget for the fiscal year which begins on July 1, the Government has increased spending for agriculture, health and the...

Friday, June 28, 2019, 12:00 AM

Genocide: New study details how over 180,000 were killed in 21 days

The magnitude of the Genocide against Tutsi in the former Kibungo prefecture in eastern Rwanda was beyond comprehension, with 182,000 Tutsi killed in just three weeks, a study has revealed. The survey was carried out in 11 former communes that made up Kibungo. They include Muhazi, Kayonza,...

Thursday, June 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

PM: African farmers need to adopt ICT

African farmers need the right skills and approaches to increase their production, modernise agriculture and manage the risks they face, the Prime Minister has said. Edouard Ngirente made the remarks as he officiated at the 4th Malabo Montpellier Forum in Kigali on Tuesday, which focused on using...

Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

Report: Bridging digital divide can improve food security in Africa

A new report has recommended actions to consider to build digital skills for African rural communities and farmers to improve their livelihoods. The report, titled “Byte by byte: Policy innovation for transforming Africa’s food system with digital technologies, 2019,” sates that...

Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

FEATURED: Wheels of fortune: Mechanics construct multi-billion complex

They used to work from Nyabugogo Marshland in Gasabo District under poor structures. During the rainy season, clients’ cars could get stuck in floods. In addition, their operations used to violate environmental protection laws putting them on collision course with the Rwanda Environment...

Monday, June 24, 2019, 1:43 AM

50,000 families to benefit from $80 million drought control scheme

A $79.93 million (about Rwf71 billion) Kayonza Irrigation and Integrated Watershed Management Project (KIIWP) is expected to ensure food security and steady income for 50,000 households. The project will be implemented in two phases, with the first phase costing at least $20.93 million (about...

Monday, June 24, 2019, 12:00 AM

Korea, Rwanda partner to further technology-driven agriculture

Korea will continue to support Rwanda’s socio-economic development, especially through information communication technologies to optimise farm productivity, Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) Vice President for Africa, Middle East and Latin America programs has said. Baek Sook...

Sunday, June 23, 2019, 3:48 AM

FEATURED: Cooperatives have boosted financial inclusion, improved lives -- RCA boss

There are 9,597 cooperatives in Rwanda with share capital of more than Rwf45 billion. All the cooperatives count over five million members (comprising over 2.69 million men, and over 2.14 million women), according to information from Rwanda Cooperative Agency (RCA) – a public institution in...

Thursday, June 20, 2019, 10:52 PM

FEATURED: Gicumbi tea cooperative enables farmers get pension, easy access to finance

For many farmers, dream to get pension once they get too old to carry out farming activities, or suffer from permanent disabilities due to accidents or diseases, seems impossible.  This is the case because agriculture has been viewed largely as an informal sector, whereby farmers do not have...

Thursday, June 20, 2019, 12:09 AM

PM Ngirente urges concerted effort to promote girls’ education

Despite recent gains made in girls and women education and training across the world, there is need to tackle existing challenges such as school dropout, Rwanda’s Prime Minister has said. Edouard Ngirente made the observation Tuesday during an international conference on girls’...

Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 3:34 PM

FEATURED: How rice farmers’ cooperative amassed Rwf1bn in assets

COPRORIZ Ntende, a cooperative of rice farmers in the Eastern Province’s Gatsibo District, has accumulated over Rwf1 billion from growing rice on about 600 hectares. The cooperative harvests between 3,000 and 3,500 tonnes of rice every season, which is six months, according to information...

Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

Dutch firm to invest $70m in solar factory in Rwanda

At least 900,000 households, or 4.2 million people, will be connected to electricity in the next five years if the proposed solar factory begins operations. Dutch solar firm, NOTS, has announced it will invest $70 million (about Rwf61 billion) in the production of solar lighting products in Rwanda...

Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

Minister Shyaka to Muslims: Use Quran to promote peace

The Quran should be a catalyst for promoting peace, unity and the well-being of people in Rwanda, the region and worldwide, the Minister for Local Government has said. Prof. Anastase Shyaka made the remarks on Sunday as he addressed 5,000 Muslims from 25 African countries who had convened at...

Monday, June 17, 2019, 12:13 AM

Farmers in east encouraged to adopt Jersey cattle breed

Jersey cattle adapt well to various climates and production systems compared to other high producing exotic cattle, Dr Solange Uwituze, the Deputy Director General of Animal Research and Technology Transfer at Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB) has said. Experts in animal husbandry concur that, unlike...

Monday, June 17, 2019, 12:09 AM

New RPF committee in Kigali pledges inclusive devt

Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) Inkotanyi in the City of Kigali has got a new leadership headed by Marie-Chantal Rwakazina, the current City Mayor. The committee was elected for a five-year term in which it promised to strive for the development of all Rwandans through building capacities of citizens...

Sunday, June 16, 2019, 2:17 AM

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