How new roads are improving Rwanda’s secondary cities

Residents in Rwanda’s six secondary cities say their lives are being changed, for the better, by an ongoing $95 million World Bank-funded project to provide roads, street lighting and drainage systems. The project also involves upgrading an unplanned settlement in Agatare area of Kigali...

Sunday, August 5, 2018, 12:45 AM

Karate federation applauds trio for making history at Africa Youth Games

Rwanda Karate Federation (FERWAKA) president, Theogene Uwayo, has commended the “job well done” of the three teenagers who carried Rwanda’s flag at the 3rd African Youth Games that concluded Saturday in Algeria. Uwayo hailed the three youngsters, and tipped them for...

Monday, July 30, 2018, 12:30 AM

EABC welcomes Kenya post-election chaos compensation

The regional business community is urging Nairobi to expedite payment after a Kenyan court on Friday ordered the government to pay 16 Rwandan and Ugandan companies $63 million as compensation for trucks and goods lost during the 2007-2008 post-election chaos. The ruling which was delivered by High...

Saturday, July 28, 2018, 11:40 PM

Karate: Umunezero strikes Silver at Africa Youth Games

Jovia Umunezero, another Rwandan teen competing at the 3rd African Youth Games in Algeria, battled to win a Silver medal on Friday. Umunezero, 17, was fighting (Kumite) in the -59 kgs category of the continental championships that conclude this weekend. They have made history Her triumph comes...

Friday, July 27, 2018, 7:39 PM

Karate: Niyitanga grabs bronze at Africa Youth Games

Eighteen year old Halifa Niyitanga on Thursday made Rwanda proud by grabbing a bronze medal at the ongoing 3rd African Youth Games in Algeria. The youngster is one of the trio of U18 Karate players carrying the country's flag at the continental youth championships. The third edition of the...

Friday, July 27, 2018, 8:34 AM

Public applauds PAC efforts against corruption

Rwandans who follow developments in Parliament and especially in the Lower House’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) applaud the work done in the crusade against misuse of public funds. Marie Immaculée Ingabire, chairperson of Transparency International Rwanda (TI Rwanda) especially...

Sunday, July 22, 2018, 12:40 AM

Why Mozambique president Nyusi’s visit is important

A number of bilateral agreements will be signed during the three-day visit of Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi, who arrived in Rwanda yesterday. This was confirmed on Thursday by Olivier Nduhungirehe, the State Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and East...

Friday, July 20, 2018, 1:11 AM

Zambia’s Kapwepwe is new COMESA secretary general

Zambia’sChileshe Kapwepwe was Wednesday chosen as the new Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Secretary General, becoming the first woman to hold the post. The announcement was made at the 20th COMESA Heads of State and Government Summit, which begun Wednesday at Lusaka...

Thursday, July 19, 2018, 11:21 AM

Rwanda supports COMESA’s digital agenda – PM Ngirente

Rwanda deeply values the role of COMESA in expanding market integration for its members, and remains committed to the regional bloc’s vision, according to Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente. He was addressing regional leaders at the 20th Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (...

Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 1:40 PM

End of an era: What next after the closure of 1930?

If all goes according to plan, a consortium of local investors will soon develop service apartments on part of the 5.5 hectares of land on which Nyarugenge Prison, commonly known as 1930, sits. Early this month, authorities relocated the last group of inmates from 1930, located in downtown Kigali...

Monday, July 16, 2018, 2:01 AM

COMESA countries call for full adoption of digital technologies

The 38th meeting of the of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Council of Ministers opened in Lusaka, Zambia Saturday with officials putting emphasis on the theme of next week’s Summit “COMESA: Towards Digital Economic Integration.” Michel Sebera, the...

Sunday, July 15, 2018, 12:18 AM

Newly created Appeals Court gets 13 justices

A Cabinet Meeting on Wednesday made appointments to the newly created Court of Appeal with Dr. Aimé Kalimunda Muyoboke as President and Marie Therese Mukamulisa as Vice President in addition to 11 other judges. The judges are Charles Kaliwabo, Patricie Mukanyundo, Marie Josee...

Thursday, July 12, 2018, 11:53 PM

Cabinet appoints judges to newly created Court of Appeal

A Cabinet Meeting on Wednesday made appointments to the newly created Court of Appeal with Dr. Aimé Kalimunda Muyoboke as President and Marie-Thérèse Mukamulisa as Vice President in addition to 11 other judges. The judges are Charles Kaliwabo, Patricie Mukanyundo, Marie-Josée Mukandamage, Ruben...

Thursday, July 12, 2018, 2:32 PM

New examiner begins review of performance targets for districts

All the 30 districts are being evaluated to check the progress of the performance targets – Imihigo – which they committed to achieve during the just-concluded Fiscal Year. The review is, for the first time, being carried out by the National Institute of Statistics (NISR). The exercise...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 11:11 PM

COMESA officials meet ahead of Heads of State Summit

Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) technical officials are currently meeting in Lusaka, Zambia ahead of the bloc’s 20th Heads of State Summit next week. The meeting which opened on Tuesday this week is being attended by 17 of the 19 COMESA states. The three-day 38th...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 9:33 PM

Cement scarcity, rains affect deadline for new Gasabo District office complex

Construction of the Gasabo District’s new office complex in the Gishushu neighbourhood could be finalized by the end of the year and not this month as earlier expected. In January, officials at the district said that by centralising all district services, the new Rwf5.5 billion structure...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 12:55 AM

French appeals court upholds life sentence for two Genocide convicts

After two months of trial, a French Court on Friday upheld a life sentence for two Rwandans who were sentenced to life imprisonment two years ago after being found guilty of Genocide and crimes against humanity committed during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. The verdict...

Saturday, July 7, 2018, 12:13 PM

French court to deliver verdict in appeal by two Genocide convicts

After two months of trial, a verdict is expected this Friday from a French Court in an appeal hearing where two Rwandan Genocide convicts living in France made a desperate final attempt to reverse or lessen a life sentence slapped on them in 2016. The appeal case of Octavian Ngenzi and...

Friday, July 6, 2018, 12:01 AM

Kwibohora24: Kimironko residents root for unity, patriotism to sustain Liberation fruits

As the nation celebrated Liberation Day on Wednesday, residents of Kimironko Sector of Gasabo District rooted for unity among Rwandans, hard work and patriotism as values that ensure the fruits of liberation are sustained. The residents converged at the local offices of Intwari Village where...

Wednesday, July 4, 2018, 11:32 PM

Kwibohora24: The liberation struggle that inspired a transformation crusade

As the nation celebrates 24 years of liberation, Egide Mutabazi, 42, who lost his father and other family members in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, is all praises for the Rwanda Defence Force (RDF). These gallant soldiers, then Rwanda Patriotic Front, not only stopped the Genocide but have...

Wednesday, July 4, 2018, 9:22 PM