Farmers tipped on use of technology in farming as 2017 Season A starts

The State Minister for Agriculture, Tony Nsanganira, has called on farmers to practice modern farming to boost production. Nsanganira made the remarks early this week in Nyagatare District, at an event to launch Agriculture 2017 Season A. The event,that involved demonstration modern farming...

Friday, September 30, 2016, 12:00 AM

21,000 benefit from youth project

A seven-year project dubbed ‘Akazi Kanoze’, has significantly changed livelihoods of 21,000 youths in the country, according to implementers. The USAID-funded Akazi Kanoze programme, aimed at enhancing skills and employability of youth to enable them to get jobs and further education. Last week...

Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 12:00 AM

Youth leaders to focus on improving livelihoods

National and district youth coordinators and vice-mayors countrywide, on Friday, signed performance contracts committing to focusing on activities to improve youth livelihoods such as job creation, and saving groups. The signing was presided over by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Youth...

Saturday, September 24, 2016, 12:00 AM

Eastern province leaders tipped on citizen engagement in leadership

Local leaders in the Eastern Province were Wednesday advised that good leadership was allowing people to participate in development programmes  that aim at transforming their lives. The call was made during a Policy Dialogue on Citizen Engagement and Service Delivery that took place in...

Friday, September 23, 2016, 12:00 AM

CNLG assesses survivors' welfare to inform policy

The National Commission for the fight against Genocide (CNLG) has launched an assessment of survivors’ living conditions in order to inform policies. The tour, launched in Western Province, is conducted by CNLG staff in charge of Genocide Survivors’ Advocacy. The team is currently in...

Thursday, September 15, 2016, 12:00 AM

Schools, parents in joint drive to conserve the environment

Schools in Rwamagana and Kayonza districts have partnered with parents and teachers associations to promote environmental conservation.  Under the drive, dubbed “Where Trees Grow, People Grow”, launched recently, environment clubs in schools are planting trees and sensitising the...

Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 12:00 AM

[PHOTOS]:Over 2500 varsity students take part in civic education

 At least 2500 students from 44 higher learning institutions countrywide are attending the third training session of civic education, dubbed “Intagamburuzwa,” ahead of the beginning of new semester for 2016-2017, academic year. The training will be conducted under the theme, “Job creation and...

Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 12:00 AM

For 22 years, Ngendahimana didn’t give up on reuniting with his parents

The SAYING that when a visitor arrives at a home during lunch hours, they must be blood relations couldn’t have been more apt for Ngendahimana’s grand homecoming last week. Time check was 1pm, on Tuesday, just the perfect time for lunch in a conventional African society milieu. Ngendahimana...

Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 12:00 AM

New campaign to fight genocide ideology in schools, prisons starts

The National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG) has embarked on a campaign to fight genocide ideology and denial within secondary schools and prisons across the country. The three-week national campaign targets to take sensitisation to 30 schools and seven prisons countrywide....

Monday, September 5, 2016, 12:00 AM

Make optimal use of marshlands in the city to close food gap- minister

Proper management of marshlands can help the Government save money spent on imports and play a key role in the country’s economic growth, State Minister for Agriculture Tony Nsanganira has said. The minister made the remarks while addressing agriculture stakeholders from three districts of the...

Friday, September 2, 2016, 12:00 AM

Childhood cancer campaign on

Rwanda Children’s Cancer Relief has launched childhood cancer campaign aimed at creating more awareness about childhood cancers in Rwanda. The launch started with a monthly community service in Nyarugunga Sector, Kicukiro District, on Saturday. After a two-hour community service of...

Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 12:00 AM

How social media has changed the way we connect

It is believed that technology makes the world small. Social media with various apps like WhatsApp, Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter among others, have influenced users worldwide. For good and bad, the arrival of the instant messaging apps on smart phones has completely revolutionised the way we...

Sunday, August 28, 2016, 12:00 AM

Mother, son held over killing of neighbours' goats

Police in Nyagatare District are holding a woman and her son in connection with killing 33 goats belonging to their neighbours. The incident happened on Wednesday after Ruth Nyiragicali, 57, and her son Frank Murisa, 32, allegedly stabbed and killed all the 33 goats belonging to their neighbours,...

Friday, August 26, 2016, 12:00 AM

Ombudsman launches anti–graft drive

The Office of the Ombudsman has launched a nine-day countrywide campaign to sensitise the public  against corruption.  The campaign will see 2,052 representatives of local institutions, cooperatives and associations countrywide sensitised on corruption. The trainees include 350...

Thursday, August 25, 2016, 12:00 AM

CNLG, German experts in joint effort to preserve remains of Genocide victims

The National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG) and German experts are exploring ways of partnering in conserving the remains of the victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.  The initiative is backed by the Institute of Legal Medicine, University Medical Center Hamburg in...

Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 12:00 AM

Five perish in Gicumbi road accident

 Five people died when a vehicle they were travelling in veered off the road on Kigali-Gicumbi highway, Police said on Friday. The accident occurred late Thursday, in Kageyo Sector, when a coaster bus, registration number RAB 672 I belonging to Stella company, and heading to Gicumbi from...

Friday, August 19, 2016, 12:00 AM

Forest owners worried over eucalyptus disease

Forest owners have expressed worry over a disease which has affected hectares of eucalyptus trees countrywide. The disease, spread by small insects called eucalyptus lice, has devastated many trees since 2013, according to the Rwanda Natural Resources Authority. Theophile Nkurizabo, a resident of...

Thursday, August 18, 2016, 12:00 AM

Cooperatives Day to be marked today

Rwandans have been urged to embrace cooperatives to help improve their lives. Francois Kanimba, the Minister for Trade and Industry, made the appeal, yesterday, while addressing journalists about the International Day of Cooperatives that Rwanda will be marking for the eleventh time today. The...

Friday, August 12, 2016, 12:00 AM

Mechanisation drive to promote modern farming

The Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB), yesterday launched an agricultural mechanisation ‘week’ with a call on farmers to embrace mechanised farming to improve production. The launch brought together farmers from various farming cooperatives at Kayumbu marshland in Musambira Sector ...

Thursday, August 11, 2016, 12:00 AM

Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB) is proud to be part of the 19th International Trade Fair

PHOTO: Customers being served at the RSSB Expo branch (PhotoS by Faustin Niyigena) Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB) is proud to be part of international and national exhibitors taking part in the 19th International Trade Fair. Our products and services include pension, medical benefit...

Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 12:00 AM

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