Reports: Novel Coronavirus death toll crosses 100 mark

  Novel Coronavirus has claimed the lives of up to 106 people, with new infections now recorded at 1,771, according to media reports. It was also reported on Tuesday that Chinese authorities have closed off almost 20 cities amid efforts to contain the virus. According to Al Jazeera,...

Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 2:24 PM

Novel Coronavirus spreads to 11 countries outside China

The novel coronavirus has spread to 11 countries – with 37 confirmed cases – outside China, where it was first confirmed last month, according to the latest update from the United Nations’ health agency. Earlier, on Sunday, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said 29 confirmed...

Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 12:22 PM

Govt calls for calm amid spread of Coronavirus

Despite the fact that the threat of the novel coronavirus that has been rampant in China, is real and it is evolving quickly across the globe, the public should not panic. The assurance was given by Dr Sabin Nsanzimana, the Director-General of Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC), during an in...

Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 12:38 AM

Who are the 8 players in tougher second phase Olympiad qualifiers?

Rongin Munyurangabo, Eugene Kagabo Mugema, Ian Murara Urwintwari, Elysée Tuyizere, Ben Patrick Cyubahiro, Ben Tom Zimurinda, Fidele Mutabazi and Methode Twizeyimana are the eight players who on Sunday made it to the second phase of Olympiad qualifiers set for March. Three of them –...

Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 12:00 AM

Novel Coronavirus: WHO says working around the clock to prevent spread

With hundreds of people in more than 10 countries, mostly in Asia, having been diagnosed with novel noronavirus, the World Health Organisation (WHO) says it is working with experts to understand the virus’ DNA composition in an effort to thwart further spread. The outbreak of the 2019...

Monday, January 27, 2020, 2:49 PM

Chess: Rongin Munyurangabo, 19, extends unbeaten run to 12 games

Round 5 of the qualifiers to select Rwanda’s flag bearers – in the open section – for the 44th Chess Olympiad on Sunday saw youngster Rongin Munyurangabo stretching his current unbeaten run to 12 competitive games after he tamed Elysée Tuyizere. The stunning streak includes...

Monday, January 27, 2020, 12:00 AM

Olympiad Qualifiers: Final two rounds in first phase due Sunday

The final two rounds of qualifiers to select Rwanda’s flag bearers, in the open section, for the 44th Chess Olympiad are scheduled to be played on Sunday at the University of Rwanda’s Gikondo Campus – formerly SFB. At the end of the first four rounds last weekend, Rongin...

Sunday, January 26, 2020, 7:08 AM

Proof of French support to 1994 genocidal Govt published

In a statement highlighting proof of preparation of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, the National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG) has shed more light on how the then French government supported the Genocidal regime. It comes as the Commission continues to share with the...

Sunday, January 26, 2020, 12:35 AM

Lawyers’ body sue EAC Council of Ministers for ‘breaching’ Treaty

The umbrella association of national law societies in the East African Community (EAC) on Thursday filed a case at the six-member bloc’s court in Arusha, Tanzania, against the bloc’s Council of Ministers for persistently violating the EAC Treaty. Comprising Ministers/Cabinet...

Friday, January 24, 2020, 12:00 AM

Rwanda urges Belgium to arrest Genocide fugitive Sebatware

The National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG) is calling for the arrest and trial of Europe based political leaders of anti-Rwanda militia operating from DR Congo who continue to threaten the peace and security of the region. One such person, the commission noted in a statement...

Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 12:00 AM

Genocide commission calls for arrest of Rwanda militia leader roaming in Europe

The National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG) has called for the arrest and prosecution of political leaders of Rwandan militia groups who continue to threaten regional security. While many of the armed militia groups are based in DR Congo, their political leaders, many of them...

Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 12:04 PM

Munyurangabo coy over chances for ticket to Chess Olympiad 2020

Rongin Munyurangabo has continued to hold onto the top spot and sealed his slot in the next round in the qualifiers for the 2020 Chess Olympiad after beating Eugene Kagabo in round 3 and sharing the spoils with Fidele Mutabazi in round 4, on Sunday. Munyurangabo, 19, leading with 3.5 points, is...

Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 12:00 AM

Balkanisation talk is a distraction – Tshisekedi

DR Congo’s President Félix-Antoine Tshisekedi has dismissed claims of a purported plan to balkanise his country as a “distraction”. He was addressing a gathering of Congolese Diaspora community in the United Kingdom on Sunday. Balkanisation is the process of division of a...

Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 12:00 AM

DR Congo leader brands 'balkanisation project' claims a distraction

Congolese President Félix-Antoine Tshisekedi has dismissed claims of a purported plan to balkanise his country as a “distraction”. He was addressing a gathering of Congolese Diaspora community in the United Kingdom on Sunday. Balkanisation is the process of division of a...

Monday, January 20, 2020, 1:39 PM

Olympiad Qualifiers: Munyurangabo through to next round after 4 games

Rongin Munyurangabo, 19, has continued to hold onto the top spot and seal his slot in the next round of the qualifiers for the 2020 Chess Olympiad after beating Eugene Kagabo in round 3 and sharing the spoils with Fidele Mutabazi in round 4, on Sunday. The next phase of qualifiers is...

Monday, January 20, 2020, 11:41 AM

A mother-to-be’s joy on parting ways with militia in DR Congo

Spéciose Muhawenimana, 20, who was born in the Masisi, North Kivu Province in the DR Congo is eight and a half months pregnant. In spite of being a former anti-Rwanda militia member in DR Congo, she appeared comforted to be at the Rwanda Demobilization and Reintegration Commission Centre in...

Sunday, January 19, 2020, 12:00 AM

FLN mouthpiece Nsengimana faces terror, murder charges

Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) on Friday paraded FLN Spokesperson ‘Captain’ Herman Nsengimana, who it said is being investigated over terrorism charges, including murder and forming an illegal armed group, among others. Nsengimana was among the 291 militia fighters from Conseil...

Saturday, January 18, 2020, 1:00 AM

Qualifiers for 2020 Chess Olympiad start Saturday

The first phase of qualifiers to select Rwanda’s flag bearers, in the open section, for the 44th Chess Olympiad begins Saturday at the University of Rwanda’s Gikondo Campus – formerly SFB. The Chess Olympiad is a biennial chess tournament in which teams from all over the world...

Saturday, January 18, 2020, 12:16 AM

UPDATED: FLN mouthpiece Herman Nsengimana paraded

Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB)  Friday afternoon paraded to the media FLN Spokesperson ‘Captain’ Herman Nsengimana. Nsengimana was among the 291 militia fighters from one of the terror groups – the Conseil national pour la renaissance et la démocratie (CNRD)...

Friday, January 17, 2020, 2:33 PM

Former child soldiers’ tales of life in DR Congo jungles

Christine Ingabire is a Rwandan teenager born 19 years ago, in Katoyi, one of the four districts of Masisi territory, in DR Congo’s North Kivu Province. The shy teen is one among the numerous child soldiers forcefully conscripted by anti-Rwanda militia groups in eastern DR Congo, where the...

Friday, January 17, 2020, 12:01 AM

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