COVID-19

Experts weigh in on effectiveness of e-learning

Prince Dushimimana is 11-year old primary five student at Groupe Scolaire Gisozi in Gasabo District. Before schools were closed on March 16th, he had had a personal ambition to move from 11th position that he had got the previous term, upwards. Now that he no longer goes to school, he uses his...

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 11:01am

COVID-19: Gaël Faye reveals he battled coronavirus

A few weeks after leaving Rwanda on a tour to promote his film “Petit Pays” which is based on his book, author Gaël Faye has revealed that he has been battling the novel coronavirus. Gaël Faye wearing a protective mask. Courtesy. In an Instagram post, Faye said two weeks ago...

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 6:22pm

REB launches e-learning YouTube channel amidst coronavirus lockdown

Rwanda Education Board (REB) has launched an e-learning YouTube channel to facilitate students to continue their studies at home as the uncertainty on when schools will be reopened continue. This comes after all schools were closed in the wake of the coronavirus lockdown. The closure was...

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 2:03am

How far with the efforts to discover COVID-19 vaccine?

All hopes are being pinned on developing a vaccine against a virus that is bringing the world almost to a standstill. The coronavirus pandemic has been so far contracted by more than 500,000 people around the world and claimed over 23,000 lives. Rwanda has so far 60 COVID-19 confirmed cases...

Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 5:18pm

Important coronavirus terms explained

COVID-19 pandemic has claimed over 15,000 lives globally with 416 686 confirmed cases in 196 countries and territories as of March 25, according to World Health Organization. With the outbreak becoming the major focus for the news media as well as dominating public debates around the world...

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 9:29pm

Virtual connection step in to replace physical meetings amidst COVID-19 lockdown

It has been five days since the government declared a countywide lockdown allowing only essential services to remain in operation. All public and social gatherings including schools, churches and weddings were suspended. The lockdown was part of the effort to combat the COVID-...

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 1:48pm

How artistes are ‘staying home’ amid coronavirus lockdown

Staying at home amid the coronavirus lockdown is no doubt the best way to ‘flatten the curve’, and artistes are not exempt from doing their bit and practicing social distancing. However, that doesn’t mean they have stopped trying to entertain us. DJ Miller, real name Virgile...

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 12:25am

COVID-19: A guide to e-learning resources amid lockdown

When Edna Mugunga first heard that there was a possibility of the initial two week suspension of schools being extended, she was worried about how she would keep up with academics. The 17-year-old and S6 six candidate at Lycée de Kigali tells Education that one week in, things are going...

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 12:23am

Spanish army finds bodies in nursing homes among residents

MADRID -- Spanish army troops disinfecting nursing homes have found, to their horror, some residents living in squalor among the infectious bodies of people that authorities suspect have died from the new coronavirus. Prosecutors have launched a judicial probe. Defense Minister Margarita Robles...

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 6:43pm

African music legend Manu Dibango succumbs to Coronavirus

Famous Cameroonian musician, Emmanuel N'Djoke Dibango, fondly known as Manu Dibango, on March 24, passed away as a result of the New Coronavirus -COVID-19. The 86-year-old, who was living in France, passed away in Île-de-France. He was renowned for his saxophone skills and smooth jams. A...

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 4:27pm

Afro-jazz legend Manu Dibango dies after contracting coronavirus

Renowned Afro-jazz star Manu Dibango has died after contracting the new coronavirus, his representatives and official Facebook page have announced. The 86-year-old Cameroonian, best known for the 1972 hit, Soul Makossa, is one of the first worldwide stars to die as a result of COVID-19, the...

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 4:18pm

New app to ease distribution of support to the needy amid COVI-19 lockdown

The coronavirus continues to cause havoc in the world with thousands of new infections being registered on a daily basis and the death toll escalating. In Rwanda, there are 36 confirmed cases and the government imposed a lockdown since this past weekend, in a bid to contain the virus from...

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 11:03am

COVID-19: How to spend your time during the stay home period

On Saturday, March 21, the government issued strict directives that would ensure that people stay at home for at least 15 days to ensure that the virus does not spread. The virus, known by the code COVID-19, has taken the world by storm, requiring countries to close schools, places of worship...

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 12:18am

Police cautions public against violating lockdown

Rwanda National Police has warned the public against ignoring preventive measures put in place to contain coronavirus. iThe warning comes two days after the government declared a countywide lockdown and allowing only essential services to remain in operation. Given that a few banned...

Monday, March 23, 2020 - 4:20pm

Covid-19: Resources for homeschooling amid school lock-down

It has been a few days since the Rwandan government suspended all schools and colleges to control the spread of COVID-19 disease. The initial closure was for a period of two weeks, but it is likely to be extended as new cases are reported. Unsure of when normalcy will...

Sunday, March 22, 2020 - 11:04am

COVID-19: Local musicians, DJs take live shows on social media

After the City of Kigali banned concerts and large gatherings as one of precaution measures to prevent the Coronavirus pandemic from spreading, the local events management players have come up with a new concept that brings together local DJs and musicians to take their performances on social media...

Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 8:58pm

RRA loosens up on taxpayers amidst Covid-19

Rwanda Revenue Authority(RRA), on March 20, announced its short term measures to support taxpayers amidst Coronavirus outbreak. The measures include suspension of the tax audit, an extension of financial statements certification, suspension of the 25 % down payment admissible for amicable...

Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 3:13pm

Kagame welcomes COVID-19 test kits donation by Jack Ma

President Paul Kagame expressed his gratitude for the COVID-19 test kits donated by Chinese business magnate Jack Ma. Ma is the founder of Alibaba Group, a philanthropist and investor. The donation arrived in Kigali on Friday March 20. Kagame, via his twitter handle, thanked the Chinese...

Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 12:49pm

Rwanda suspends tourism, research activities from three national parks

In the wake of Coronavirus pandemic that has shaken the World, Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has issued a public notice that suspends research and tourism activities in three of the four national parks in the country. The parks where tourism activities have been suspended are; Volcanoes,...

Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 12:44pm

COVID-19 cases increase to 17 in Rwanda

The Ministry of Health on Friday, 20 March, confirmed six new cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the number of people diagnosed with the virus in the country to 17. The new cases include a French woman, 30, whose domestic partner had been previously confirmed positive, along with...

Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 8:24am

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