Put citizens' interests before self, RPF senate caucus told

François Ngarambe, the Secretary-General of the ruling Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF-Inkotanyi), has told senators affiliated to the party to always put people's interests above their own. Ngarambe was officially opening a one-day training for the members of the RPF caucus in the senate, which...

Sunday, January 19, 2020, 4:38 PM

Rwanda's macroeconomic performance strong, IMF says

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Friday concluded the first review of Rwanda’s programme supported by the IMF’s Policy Consultation Instrument (PCI). The institution said Rwanda's macroeconomic performance remains strong under the programme. The programme seeks to...

Saturday, January 18, 2020, 11:00 PM

Repatriated Rwandans from DRC ‘ready for reintegration’

In an interactive session in a communal hall, Edward Rucogoza, a facilitator, teaches everything from unity and reconciliation, to fighting genocide ideology, and introduction to the country’s development programmes. He’s interacting with men and women repatriated from the eastern...

Saturday, January 18, 2020, 12:55 AM

Electricity tariffs increased for residential consumers, industries

Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) on Tuesday increased power tariffs for large residential customers and industries but slashed tariffs for healthcare facilities and data centres. The tariff for healthcare facilities has been revised from Rwf192 per kilowatt hour (KWh) to Rwf186 per...

Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 1:39 AM

CBA Rwanda rebrands to NCBA Rwanda

Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA) Rwanda is rebranding to NCBA Bank Rwanda, following the completion of the merger process between former CBA and NIC Group in October. NCBA Rwanda said in a statement on Monday that it had received the green light from the National Bank of Rwanda (BNR), which...

Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 12:00 AM

'Giporoso 2.0': The remaking of Kigali city’s gateway

One of the major intersections in Kigali is currently undergoing a massive transformation that will see the popular area change forever. Giporoso is the name of the area, arguably one of the busiest cross-sections in the country. It derives its name from the English word Protestant, or the...

Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 12:00 AM

We continue to rebuild our nation stone by stone, First Lady says

First Lady Jeannette Kagame has said that Rwanda is still on its journey to rebuild the nation, 26 years after it was destroyed thanks to the country’s transformative leadership and the hope for the future. She was speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast on Sunday, which was organised by...

Monday, January 13, 2020, 12:00 AM

Rwanda’s economic prospects for 2020 brightest in region – World Bank

The World Bank Group forecasts that the Sub-Saharan Africa economy will grow by 2.9 per cent in 2020, recovering from 2.4 per cent growth recorded last year. In its ‘Global Economic Prospects’ report released on Wednesday this week, the institution said regional growth is expected to...

Friday, January 10, 2020, 12:00 AM

Africa’s economic growth to rebound 2020, WB projects

The World Bank Group forecasts that the Sub-Saharan Africa economy will grow by an estimated 2.9 per cent in 2020, recovering from 2.4 per cent growth recorded last year. In its ‘Global Economic Prospects’ report released on Wednesday this week, the  institution said...

Thursday, January 9, 2020, 3:31 PM

Rwanda registered $2.4bn in investments in 2019

Rwanda registered more than $2.46 billion worth of investments in 2019, according to latest figures from Rwanda Development Board’s (RDB) latest figures released Wednesday. This is an increase of 22.6 per cent compared to last year where investments totalling $2.01 billion were recorded in...

Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 3:01 PM

Rwanda, Qatar to enhance defence ties

A delegation of Qatar Armed Forces led by the Chief of Staff, Lt Gen Ghanim bin Shaheen al-Ghanim, was in Rwanda on a two-day visit which ended on Tuesday, Rwanda’s Ministry of Defence Force said in a statement. The two countries’ Armed Forces are seeking to explore and strengthen...

Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 12:39 AM

Kigali to get two new shopping malls

Kigali will soon be home to two new shopping malls, Masterpiece Mall and Silverback Mall, offering shoppers more options. Masterpiece Mall is a $16-million complex located on Remera-Kanombe road at Giporoso. Silverback Mall, on the other hand, is located at the former Sonatubes in Kicukiro...

Tuesday, January 7, 2020, 12:00 AM

What’s WTO’s legacy after 25 years?

This year, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) – the international body that sets global rules of trade turns – 25 years old, marking a period that has partly enabled international trade to flow smoothly. According to the organisation’s Director-General Roberto Azevêdo, binding...

Sunday, January 5, 2020, 12:52 AM

Lack of electricity limits uptake of technology in schools

All primary and secondary schools in Rwanda were set to have adopted technology in teaching and learning by 2020 in a government bid that was aimed at digitising the education sector. The project, established in partnership with Microsoft Corporation, was expected to lower the cost of delivering...

Saturday, January 4, 2020, 12:00 AM

Five major tech trends of 2019

Rwanda may have not widely adopted robotics, 5G or other latest generation of technology yet, but it has made a name for itself when it comes to promoting Information and Communication Technologies. This fact was arguably more apparent in 2019. It was the year perhaps the country experienced...

Thursday, January 2, 2020, 12:00 AM

RSE crosses $1 billion mark in transactions

Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE) surpassed $1 billion in trading this year, officials announced on Tuesday. RSE officials, trading officers and brokers were joined by I&M Bank’s Executive Director, Faustin Byishimo to ring the closing bell, marking the milestone achieved and the end of 2019...

Wednesday, January 1, 2020, 12:44 AM

Year in review: The 10 stories that made headlines in 2019

The year 2019 presented multiple challenges but also recorded big wins for Rwanda. Despite having to deal with heavy rains, Rwanda’s economy continued to expand with a couple of quarters registering double-digit growth. Here are the top 10 stories that dominated the news in 2019: 1....

Monday, December 30, 2019, 2:05 AM

Russian frosty days, constant pork meat and nuclear technology

There are two homilies seemingly identical that have shaped my understanding to see things differently in the recent past, especially as I get to travel to meet different individuals and experience new horizons. “Akanyoni katagurutse ntikamenya iyo bweze” loosely translated as...

Sunday, December 29, 2019, 12:00 AM

Kigali gets new sculpture in City beautification drive

As one drives towards Sonatubes-Kicukiro, a beautiful sculpture is visibly seen in the roundabout displaying three Rwandans rocking traditional attires – seemingly dancing attires. It is a new statue whose photos started making rounds on social media Friday morning. Some have been...

Saturday, December 28, 2019, 12:00 AM

Rwandans urged to explore study opportunities in Russia

As a group of African engineering students was visiting different Russia last week, Rwandans and other Africans were urged to leverage many opportunities that Russia offers in education. Currently, Russia offers free education in varied study areas ranging from power generation, medicine,...

Wednesday, December 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

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