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African military senior officers in Kigali for study tour

Military students from various African countries attending Rwanda Defense Force Command and Staff College (RDFCSC) have started a 5-day study tour to learn about Rwanda’s settlement system. As part of a one-year long course, 42 senior officers at the rank of Major and Lieutenant Colonel as...

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 1:37am

African cultural diversity showcased at RDF college

Forty-seven senior military officers from 12 African countries who are currently attending Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) Command and Staff College in Musanze District, on Friday, showcased the culture of their respective countries. The cultural gala took place at the college headquarters with the...

Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 12:01am

RDF, Nebraska National Guard form partnership

Leaders of the Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) and the Nebraska National Guard of the US will launch partnership by signing a state partnership, Thursday 12 December in Kigali, Rwanda. According to a statement, this agreement will formalise Rwanda and Nebraska as the newest partners in the US...

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 8:28am

No country can overcome terror alone – Musemakweli

A successful peacekeeping operation does not just require military skills that involve use of firearms, but a multifaceted undertaking that also include police and a combination of other humanitarian actors. That is why Rwanda Defence Forces (RDF) in partnership with the United States Military,...

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 9:12am

Blood centre targets to collect over 75,000 blood units

The National Centre for Blood Transfusion (NCBT) targets to collect over 75,000 units of blood this year compared to over 68,000 that was collected last year, officials have said Alexia Mukamazimpaka, the head of blood donors’ mobilisation at NCBT, disclosed the information on Monday in...

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 9:29am

Kagame commissions 180 RDF cadet officers

President Paul Kagame yesterday told officer cadets who completed their military training that Rwandan armed forces are not seeking war but should be ready to defeat whoever will want to wage war on Rwanda. The Head of State delivered the message while officiating at the commissioning of 180...

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 12:23am

Kwibohora24: RDF continues to make a remarkable difference in contributing to Rwanda’s devt

As Rwanda celebrates 24 years of liberation struggle, Rwanda Defence Force (RDF)’s mission has remained the same, which is, defending the territorial integrity and ensuring national sovereignty. The RDF has therefore seized the opportunity to focus on contributing to human security and...

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - 3:32pm

Rwanda marks Liberation Day

Rwandans across the country will today celebrate the 24th anniversary of the Liberation Day, reflecting on the time when Genocide against the Tutsi in 1994 was stopped and citizens embarked on a long journey to transform their country and lives. The day will be observed countrywide and among the...

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - 12:13pm

The ‘silent’ contributors to the Liberation struggle

Every Liberation struggle has its own silent contributors. When we talk about key players of the liberation struggle, we often think about men and women in uniform who fought from 1990 to 1994. That’s when the soldiers of the Rwanda Patriotic Army (RPA) took arms to end a Genocidal regime...

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - 12:32am

How RDF’s free medical treatment is restoring hope

EPIPHANIE MUKAKIMENYI has lived a painful life.  Over 12 years ago, she was diagnosed with polyps, abnormal cellular growths that can turn cancerous, leaving her vulnerable despite the fact that she had to take care of her four children. A resident of Ntongwe sector, Ruhango District in...

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 10:27pm

Citizen Outreach: RDF builds more classrooms to reduce overcrowding

Teachers at Groupe Scolaire Kagugu Catholique grapple with the big number of students due to high student-to-class ratio making it hard for them to dispense courses as they should. According to Jean Baptiste Jean Baptiste Habanabashaka, the head teacher, the school is one of the most densely...

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 10:16pm

Continental training on fighting GBV, human trafficking starts in Kigali

Over 100 officers from police, military and correctional services from 41 African countries, yesterday, started three-day training in Kigali on how to respond to the scourge of gender based violence (GBV) and human trafficking. The Minister of Gender and Family Promotion, Esperance...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 12:11am

National Security Symposium kicks off in Musanze

A three-day National Security Symposium opened at the Rwanda Defence Force Command and Staff College in Musanze District with contemporary security challenges in Africa on the agenda. The symposium brings together 45 students from 10 countries namely: Czech Republic, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 5:00pm

Minister Kabarebe urges youth to jealously guard national gains

The Minister for Defence, James Kabarebe, has urged the Rwandan youth to protect and consolidate the various achievements registered in the country following the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. He also challenged the country’s youth to do more to continue building a prosperous country. He...

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 10:26am

RDF explains crossing of two soldiers into DR Congo territory

The Rwanda Defence Forces has downplayed the incident in which two Rwandan soldiers were on Monday arrested within about 10m inside the neighbouring DR Congo. Two RDF soldiers – an officer and a non-commissioned office – who had been held by the Congolese armed forces (FARDC) were...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 1:00am

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