People with Disabilities call for inclusion during preparation of Imihigo

National Council of Persons with Disabilities has called on districts to include programmes that benefit disabled people while preparing performance contracts (Imihigo). The call was made last week in Bugesera District during a one day workshop which brought together vice -mayors in charge of...

Monday, June 4, 2018, 5:00 AM

Online registration for national exams to save time and money — REB

Since April this year P6, S3 and S6 students have been undergoing an online registration process. Candidates are now registering themselves online, unlike before when they were expected to fill in hard copies. The move by Rwanda Education Board in partnership with Irembo-Rwanda Online Platform...

Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 5:00 AM

Bugesera District mayor, vice mayors resign

The mayor of Bugesera District, Emmanuel Nsanzumuhire, and the vice mayors; Priscilla Uwiragiye, in charge of social affairs, and Eric Ruzindana, in charge of economic development, have resigned. The resignation, which took place on Saturday, was confirmed yesterday by Donald Ndahiro, the...

Monday, May 28, 2018, 5:00 AM

Lubumbashi varsity alumni honour colleagues killed in Genocide

An association of Rwandans who studied at the University of Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday paid tribute to their colleagues killed during 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. This is the first time the association, known as “Kassapards Family”, with 200...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 5:39 AM

Lubumbashi University alumni honour colleagues killed in Genocide

The association of Rwandans who studied at the University of Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday remembered their colleagues killed during 1994 genocide against the Tutsi. This is the first time the association dubbed, “Kassapards Family” with 200 members...

Monday, May 21, 2018, 12:53 PM

Call to protect children’s rights in armed conflicts

Rwanda Peace Academy, Save the Children, and Rwanda National Police, among other stakeholders, on Thursday discussed how to scale up training for officers deployed in peacekeeping missions, especially on the component of protection of children’s rights. This was during a one-day meeting in...

Friday, May 18, 2018, 3:27 AM

Muslims urged on peace, helping the needy as Holy Month begins

As Muslims in Rwanda Thursday join their counterparts in the world to observe the Holy Month of Ramadhan, the Mufti of Rwanda Sheikh Salim Hitimana has urged them to strive for peaceful co-existence with neighbours and support the needy in the community. Ramadhan is that time of the year when all...

Thursday, May 17, 2018, 5:21 AM

Genocide: More mass graves discovered

Ibuka, the umbrella organisation of Genocide survivors’ associations, has called for stringent measures against people who refuse to provide information on the locations where Genocide victims were dumped, saying it was part of genocide ideology. The call was made by the Executive Secretary...

Thursday, May 17, 2018, 5:00 AM

All set for Pentecost Hymn concert

All is set for a gospel concert dubbed “Pentecost Hymn” at Evangelical Restoration Church in Masoro, Kigali on May 20. The concert, to be hosted by local musician Arsene Tuyiringire, aka Arsene Tuyi, will see gospel artistes such as Patient Bizimana, Gaby Kamanzi, Shining Stars Family...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 10:57 PM

Rain destroys over 20 classrooms

The Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs (MIDMAR) has said that a total of 21 classrooms have been destroyed by heavy downpour since January. The most affected districts include Bugesera and Nyanza each with five classrooms destroyed, while Rubavu had four classrooms destroyed....

Monday, May 14, 2018, 12:56 AM

Regional academics urged to carry out research on Genocide

Over 100 academics from higher education institutions from across the East African region on Wednesday visited Kigali Genocide Memorial to pay homage to victims of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi. The dons have been in Kigali since Monday for a meeting on quality assurance in institutions of...

Friday, May 11, 2018, 1:23 AM

Kwibuka24: Orphans killed in Genocide commemorated

Staff members of SOS Rwanda and families of former employees came together on Monday to commemorate children who were killed from the organisation’s orphanage in Nyamagabe District during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The event to honour the slain children and staff members of the...

Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 12:14 AM

Kepler students honour Genocide victims

Students and staff of Kepler University programme on Friday visited Kigali Genocide Memorial, the resting place of over 250,000 people, to pay their respects to the victims of the Genocide against the Tutsi. They also took part in a walk to remember and laying wreaths on mass graves. Since the...

Saturday, April 28, 2018, 12:47 AM

Academics moot technology to curtail plagiarism in universities

Educationists from East African Community (EAC) partner states meeting in Kigali are thinking of how technology can be deployed to detect plagiarism in universities, which they say is rampant. The observation was made during an ongoing meeting of education experts seeking to improve the quality of...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 11:51 PM

Kwibuka24: Last queen Gicanda remembered

Officials from The Institute National Museums of Rwanda (INMR) ,in partnership with family and friends, and Southern Province authorities, gathered in Nyanza last Friday to commemorate the last Queen of Rwanda, Rosalie Gicanda, who was killed during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. Honouring...

Monday, April 23, 2018, 12:22 AM

Kwibuka24: Mining student ‘writes’ to parents she never saw

“To my parents”. This was the title of the letter read out by a second year student at University of Rwanda’s College of Science and Technology, Yvonne Umuhoza as tears slowly streamed down both her cheeks. The mining student spoke in a low, husky voice as she read the note she...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 11:57 PM

Nyanza, Ruhango students plant 4000 trees

Members of environment clubs from 12 secondary schools based in Nyanza and Ruhango districts in Southern Province last week convened in the districts’ towns to plant 4000 trees of various species as part of an environmentprotection programme.   The trees were planted under a drive...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 2:03 AM

Stakeholders upbeat as RNIT Iterambere Fund posts strong performance

Recent strong performance by Rwanda National Investment Trust (RNIT) has led to increased shareholder confidence in the Fund. RNIT Iterambere Fund grew to Rwf1.530 billion in February, up from Rwf1.476 billion in January, according to the Fund’s performance report.  It registered an...

Monday, April 9, 2018, 1:57 AM

Government, development partners in fresh effort to tackle SME funding challenge

The Government has reiterated its commitment to work with development partners to facilitate local small and medium enterprises to access funding.   The Minister for Finance and Economic Planning, Amb. Claver Gatete, said that the access to funding remains a major challenge for SMEs and...

Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 11:38 PM

10 SMEs look to list on the local exchange

Over 10 small-and-medium enterprises (SMEs) and other corporates are looking to list on the Rwanda Stock Exchange’s alternative market segment, officials said yesterday. Speaking during the RSE Listings Forum 2018 roundtable, Pierre-Celestin Rwabukumba, Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE) chief...

Thursday, March 29, 2018, 11:34 PM

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