NGO takes menstrual hygiene drive to Kicukiro-based school

Health Development Initiative (HDI), conducted a sensitisation drive at Kagarama Secondary School to raise awareness on women’s menstrual cycle and mostly to break the taboos surrounding menstruation. The discussions were in line with an annual event to mark the menstrual hygiene day. This...

Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 12:00 AM

Muslims elect new Mufti

The Supreme Muslim Council of Rwanda convened on Saturday in Kigali to elect a new Mufti. Sheikh Salim Hitimana was elected the leader of the Muslim community and his term will last five years. Hitimana replaced Sheikh Ibrahim Kayitare who has led the Muslim community in Rwanda for the past two-...

Monday, May 30, 2016, 12:00 AM

Civil society commits to fight Genocide ideology

Over 3,000 people from 400 organisations under Rwanda Civil Society Platform, Friday gathered at Amahoro Stadium to commemorate the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi which claimed over a million people, including more than 100 employees of the platform. This is the first time the platform joins the...

Sunday, May 29, 2016, 12:00 AM

20 business centres under construction to support SMEs

At least 26 business centres locally known as Agakiriro are under construction in different districts in the country, in a bid to facilitate Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) growth. The programme is also aimed at promoting the Made-in-Rwanda initiative. Among the 26 business centres, seven...

Saturday, May 28, 2016, 12:00 AM

Kigali Marriott staff pay tribute to Genocide victims

Employees at Kigali Marriot Hotel on Wednesday evening visited Kigali Genocide Memorial to honor victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. Holding banners with messages denouncing the Genocide, the staff members started with a Walk to Remember that stretched from downtown Kigali to the...

Friday, May 20, 2016, 12:00 AM

Judiciary staff honour Genocide victims

Judicial institutions comprising the Supreme Court, the Ministry of Justice and the Superior Council of the Judiciary, on Friday, gathered at the institutions’ headquarters in Kimihurura, to pay their respects to the victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. In honour of the victims,...

Monday, May 16, 2016, 12:00 AM

[PHOTOS]: University of Rwanda in drive to promote entrepreneurship

Some 312 students from nine secondary schools in Kicukiro District have received entrepreneurial skills under University of Rwanda’s University-Community interaction outreach programme. The Wednesday training was organised by the University of Rwanda’s College of Business and Economics (CBE), at...

Friday, May 6, 2016, 12:00 AM

Gospel artistes in Gender Based Violence campaign

A group of gospel artistes from different religious denominations in Kigali, under the Alarm Ministries, has started a campaign on prevention of Gender Based Violence in the Northern Province. The campaign will involve different partners including Police, Churches, among others. The one-year...

Thursday, May 5, 2016, 12:00 AM

Nyarugenge District in anti-corruption drive

Nyarugenge District has launched an anti-corruption campaign aimed at uprooting the vice among local leaders and residents. The drive launched under the theme: “Let’s work together to fight corruption that erodes country’s economy,” on Tuesday, started with a walk from...

Thursday, May 5, 2016, 12:00 AM

[PHOTOS]: Karongi early childhood devt centre to help improve women’s productivity

Women in Murundi Sector, Karongi District will have more time to spend at work than home caring for children following the inauguration of a new early childhood development centre in the area.  The facility, inaugurated last week, was built by Action Aid International Rwanda to help women save...

Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 12:00 AM

Genocide perpetrators, survivors reconciled in Nyamasheke

Ten Genocide perpetrators, including two women, who showed remorse and apologised to survivors were Sunday forgiven during a mass at Ntendezi Parish in Ruharambuga Sector, Nyamasheke District. The ceremony was witnessed by Fidele Ndayisaba, the executive secretary of the National Unity and...

Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 12:00 AM

[PHOTOS]: Action Aid Rwanda honours Genocide victims

Action Aid International Rwanda staff, last week, visited Ntarama Genocide Memorial Site in Bugesera District to pay respects to the victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. Honouring the victims, including Action Aid’s nine workers who were killed 22 years ago, buried at Ntarama, the...

Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 12:00 AM

RAB commits to close gender gap in agric sector

Rwanda AgriculturE Board (RAB) and its stakeholders have committed to close gender gap in agriculture sector through expansion of innovation platforms. Innovation platforms that seek to foster interaction among stakeholders around a shared interest with a focus of gender equality were initiated in...

Friday, April 29, 2016, 12:00 AM

Government audits Girinka scheme

The government has started a nationwide audit of the national cattle-stocking programme, best known as Girinka or one-cow-per-poor-family scheme. The exercise is being spearheaded by the ministries of agriculture and that of local government and social affairs. Officials say the audit seeks to...

Thursday, April 28, 2016, 12:00 AM

[PHOTOS]: 3000 Genocide survivors to get free treatment during Army Week

More than 3000 Genocide survivors living with physical and psychological wounds as a result of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi are expected to be treated during the ongoing Army Week medical outreach in Muhanga District. Some 536 survivors have already benefited from the free treatment drive...

Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 12:00 AM

[PHOTOS]: Equity Bank Rwanda commemorates the 1994 Genocide against theTutsi

As commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi continues, Equity Bank staff on Friday gathered at their headquarters in Kigali to remember the victims. The annual commemoration ceremony was characterised by lighting of candles for all participants, and observing a one minute silence....

Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 12:00 AM

BK backs Kamonyi Genocide survivors with hybrid cows, honours fallen staff

Bank of Kigali employees led by Chief Executive Officer Dr. Diane Karusisi braved a Saturday afternoon drizzle in a walk to remember the Bank’s fifteen workers killed 22 years ago during the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi.  The walk that started at Kinamba trading centre was joined by workers of...

Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 12:00 AM

Govt bans shanty housing for high school students

The Ministry of Education (MINEDUC) has moved to effect a ban on improvised students’ hostels, known among students as ‘ghettos’. Citing safety concerns for students, MINEDUC, last month, circulated a memo to schools and district officials imposing the ban. The implementation of...

Friday, April 22, 2016, 12:00 AM

New business centre to create over 3,500 jobs

At least 3,500 jobs will be added to the labour market once the new business complex launched on Wednesday in Kicukiro District becomes fully operational. The new complex is locally known as Agakiriro. It was constructed by Kicukiro Steel and Wood Work Cooperative (KSWC) at an estimated Rwf1...

Friday, April 22, 2016, 12:00 AM

1400 heifers for poor families in Eastern Province

At least 1400 calves will be distributed to poor families in the Eastern Province during the Girinka week by Rwanda Agriculture Board. The distribution was launched on Tuesday in Rweru sector, Bugesera District with distribution of 62 heifers to vulnerable families. The scheme aims at lifting...

Thursday, April 21, 2016, 12:00 AM

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