Access Bank pays medical insurance for 175 genocide survivors

Genocide survivors in Kibaya village, Kamashashi cell, Nyarugunga sector in Kicukiro District on Friday afternoon saw their social protection boosted with medical insurance subscription by the staff of Access Bank. Payment of health insurance for 25 families in Kibaya village comprised of 175...

Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 12:00 AM

Access Bank pays medical insurance for 175 genocide survivors

PHOTO: Employees of Access Bank giving document of payment confirmation to Genevieve Uwamahoro, the Executive Secretary of Nyarugunga Sector. (Photos:Frederic Byumvuhore) Genocide survivors in Kibaya village, Kamashashi cell, Nyarugunga sector in Kicukiro District on Friday afternoon saw their...

Monday, July 11, 2016, 12:00 AM

[GALLERY] Police, City of Kigali in new joint security, hygiene campaign

The sixth edition of the “Security and Hygiene” campaign in the City of Kigali (CoK) was launched on Saturday at Kigali Regional Stadium in Nyamirambo. The six-month campaign spearheaded by City of Kigali and Rwanda National Police (RNP), aims at bringing various players on board to improve...

Monday, July 4, 2016, 12:00 AM

Youth urged to learn from liberation fighters

As Rwanda marks the 22nd Liberation Day, today, youth have been urged to embrace heroism and patriotism that characterised the RPF youths who liberated the country and stopped 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. This was the message to more than 400 students from the Diaspora and Senior Six leavers...

Monday, July 4, 2016, 12:00 AM

Chez Lando Hotel resumes service after conference room fire

Chez Lando Hotel has resumed services which were interrupted on Saturday morning after fire broke out from the conference room. According to Anne-Marie Kantengwa, CEO of Chez Lando, the fire may have been caused by ongoing works at the hotel. “At around 11:00 when technicians were...

Sunday, July 3, 2016, 12:00 AM

Liberation Day medical outreach targets 10,000

At least 10,000 people are expected to be treated during the ongoing Army Week medical outreach in Bugesera District in Eastern Province. Some 832 already benefited from the free treatment drive at the launch, yesterday, at Nyamata Hospital. The weeklong drive is among the activities that Rwanda...

Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 12:00 AM

RURA moves to enhance safety of children in school buses

Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Agency (RURA), in partnership with schools, has devised new mechanisms to enhance safety of students who travel on school buses. Emmanuel Asaba Katabarwa, director of road transport at RURA, said the agency is considering adopting technology that monitors drivers....

Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 12:00 AM

Gakenke gets new 'business centre'

A new business centre (workshop) in Gakenke District that was inaugurated last week is expected to help the youth create jobs. Gankenke business centre is the eighth such facility, locally known as Agakiriro, to be completed against the target of 26 business centres that the government envisaged...

Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 12:00 AM

New community centre to empower Genocide widows

The association of Genocide widows (Avega-Agahozo) yesterday inaugurated a new community centre that will help empower widows of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The project, worth Rwf64 million, was funded under Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security project. The...

Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 12:00 AM

Kwibuka22: Genocide victims thrown in Lake Muhazi honoured

Over 300 members of Dukundane Family, in partnership with the residents of Gasabo District, on Saturday, gathered in Rutunga Sector on the shores of Lake Muhazi to honour the 1994 Genocide victims who were dumped into the lake. Dukundane Family is an organisation that brings together young...

Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 12:00 AM

[PHOTOS]: Kwibuka22: Muyumbu teachers, students honoured

Residents of Muyumbu sector, Rwamagana District, on Sunday gathered at Groupe Scolaire Muyumbu to commemorate educators and students who lost their lives during 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.At least 26 teachers from the sector were killed in 1994 though the number of students who lost their...

Monday, June 20, 2016, 12:00 AM

Kamonyi residents urged on land registration

Land owners in Kamonyi District have been called on to register their land in part to prevent land related disputes.  The call was made by Dr Vincent Biruta, the Minister for Natural Resources, on Wednesday, during an issuance of land titles exercise in Kamonyi. The event took place in Runda...

Friday, June 17, 2016, 12:00 AM

Police cautions teachers, parents over school bus drivers

Police has called upon schools, parents and transport companies to jointly come up with efficient mechanisms to guarantee the safety of students who use school buses. The warning was issued following an accident on Tuesday morning which involved a school bus carrying pupils of Kigali Parents...

Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 12:00 AM

City accident victims discharged

All the nine victims of last Friday’s road accident in Kicukiro Trading Centre have been discharged from hospital.Seven people were killed while nine others were injured when a truck loaded with sand rammed into several parked vehicles and motorcycles. Dr Theobard Hategekimana, the Director...

Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 12:00 AM

NAEB honours staff killed in Genocide

National Agricultural Export Development Board (NAEB) staff, on Thursday, visited Gikondo Genocide Memorial site in Kicukiro District to honour victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The victims interred in at the site include 330 former employees of the institution. Together with...

Saturday, June 11, 2016, 12:00 AM

Survivors recount ordeal after fatal city road accident

Aimable Mbonimana is a survivor of the tragic road accident that occurred yesterday morning in a busy shopping area in Kicukiro, a Kigali suburb, claiming the lives of at least seven people and injuring nine others. Mbonimana was driving a Toyota Corolla that was hit by a Mercedes-Benz truck that...

Saturday, June 11, 2016, 12:00 AM

Project to boost sports activities in refugee camps in Rwanda

The United Nations, in collaboration with the International Olympic Committee, has pooled $400,000 (approx Rwf312 million) to support sports programmes in all the six refugee camps in Rwanda. The support was announced by Jacques Rogge, a special envoy of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and former...

Friday, June 10, 2016, 12:00 AM

Survivors recount ordeal after fatal road accident

Aimable Mbonimana is a survivor of the tragic road accident that occurred this morning in a busy shopping area in Kicukiro, a Kigali suburb, claiming the lives of at least seven people and leaving nearly 10 others in critical condition. Mbonimana was driving a Toyota Corolla that was hit by a...

Friday, June 10, 2016, 12:00 AM

Former German radio home to be developed into residential area

The land formerly occupied by Deutsche Welle radio station in Kinyinya, Gasabo District, will be redeveloped into a residential estate. According to Kigali City Mayor Monique Mukaruriza, the land will be put to use in accordance with the city master plan. “The exploitation should respect...

Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 12:00 AM

Muslims urged on unity, helping vulnerable as Ramadhan starts

The new Mufti of Rwanda, Sheikh Salim Hitimana, has called on Muslims to visit and help the vulnerable members of society, exhibit discipline and humility during the holy month of fasting which started yesterday. The holy month of Ramadhan started on Monday and it is a period during which all...

Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 12:00 AM

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