Rwanda

First group of Burundian refugees to be repatriated on Thursday

The first group of Burundian refugees living in Rwanda is set to be repatriated on Thursday, the Ministry of Emergency Management said. “The group, ranging between 500 and 600, will be repatriated on Thursday, August 27,” the ministry said in a statement. According to the...

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 11:26am

Covid-19: EAC truck drivers tracking system to be launched next week

East African Community (EAC) partner states have agreed to start launching a regional electronic cargo and driver tracking system, mid next week, as one of the measures aimed at preventing further spread of the coronavirus disease, and minimize loss of lives. The launch will run from August 12...

Friday, August 7, 2020 - 4:54pm

Rwanda's Covid-19 status in numbers

In the last two days, the number of new infections of Covid-19 have been in single-digit, according to figures from the Ministry of Health. In part, the low rate of new infections reflects the tight guidelines deployed by the government to combat the virus spread. This article explores the...

Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 4:31pm

Beirut explosion: Rwanda condoles Lebanon

The Government of Rwanda consoled the Lebanese Government and its people over the massive explosion that hit the capital Beirut on Tuesday, August 4. “The government of Rwanda expresses its sincere condolences to the Lebanese government and to the families of the victims,” the...

Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 10:55am

Lawmakers scrap fines from mutuelle de santé draft law

People will not be fined for missing the deadline for paying contributions to the community-based health insurance scheme commonly known as Mutuelle de Santé. While voting the draft law amending the 2015 law governing the organisation of the community-based health insurance scheme on Tuesday,...

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 5:25pm

Govt has recovered only Rwf350m from civil litigations

The Government has auctioned properties of at least 18 people and recouped a total of Rwf361 million from cases that it won in the last two years, The New Times can exclusively report. The money is part of the Rwf1.3bn that the government is owed from litigations it won between June 2018 and...

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 1:43pm

The portable handwashing sinks that got people talking about Rwanda

When Rwanda was first hit by the novel coronavirus early this year, quick measures had to be put in place to ensure that the pandemic is controlled. One of the measures was frequent washing of hands and as such private and public facilities had to install handwashing equipment. Soon enough...

Monday, August 3, 2020 - 10:42am

PSG Academy: Mulisa shortlisted for technical director job

Rwanda football legend Jimmy Mulisa has been shortlisted for the Technical Director role at the soon to be launched PSG Academy in the country. Mulisa, who was a key member of the national team (Amavubi) that competed at the 2004 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals in Tunisia, also previously...

Saturday, July 11, 2020 - 9:14pm

Chinese First Lady donates Covid-19 medical equipment to Rwanda

Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) has received 120,000 body temperature testers and 18,000 surgical face masks from the First Lady of China, Peng Liyuan, to the First Lady of Rwanda, Jeannette Kagame. The consignment was received on Tuesday, July 7, by Dr. Sabin Nsanzimana, Director General of RBC...

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 2:00pm

COVID-19: Rwanda receives $109m emergency funding from IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Thursday that it has approved $109.4 million credit to Rwanda. The disbursement will help the country, which has registered 84 coronavirus cases so far, to address the pandemic. The emergency assistance is drawn under the Rapid Credit Facility (...

Friday, April 3, 2020 - 1:26am

Rwanda conducts over 1200 COVID-19 tests

Rwanda has hitherto tested more than 1200 people of COVID-19, with only 11 turning out to be positive, it has emerged. The first positive case in Rwanda was recorded on Saturday, March 14.  Some 900 people had been tested for the virus before the first positive case was registered....

Friday, March 20, 2020 - 11:06pm

COVID-19: How do you keep students busy? Experts share their tips

On March 14, the Government announced that all schools and higher education institutions, public and private will be closed with immediate effect.  The move was to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.  The announcement left many parents wondering how best to keep their students...

Friday, March 20, 2020 - 11:12am

COVID-19: Varsity students stranded in mad rush to get them back home

Hundreds of University of Rwanda students in Huye District are stranded on campus after failing to find buses back home as public transport companies prioritise high school learners. Public transport has been disrupted across the country since Sunday when the Ministry of Education embarked on a...

Monday, March 16, 2020 - 3:54pm

Kagame joins WHO's 'Safe Hands' campaign

President Paul Kagame has has become one of the latest global leaders and celebrities to join the World Health Organisation's social media campaign that seeks to show people how to properly wash their hands in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic outbreak. The Rwandan leader joined this...

Monday, March 16, 2020 - 12:01pm

Basic protective measures against coronavirus

Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHO website and through your national and local public health authority. COVID-19 is still affecting mostly people in China with some outbreaks in other countries. Most people who become infected experience mild...

Monday, March 16, 2020 - 9:24am

Covid-19: Stop handshakes, govt urges public

The Government of Rwanda Friday urged citizens to stop handshakes and close body contacts as part of efforts to contain the New Coronavirus (Covid-19) threat. While Rwanda has not recorded any Covid-19 case the virus continues to spread to several African countries more than two months...

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 4:53pm

Senior Ugandan official named in anti-Rwanda acts by one of the Kinigi attackers

An exclusive interview this newspaper has had with Seleman Kabayija – the deputy commander of the RUD-Urunana perpetrators of the terror attack in Kinigi of October last year – has further exposed Philemon Mateke’s involvement in acts to cause instability in Rwanda. Mateke,...

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 9:54am

FDLR commanders trial resumes in Nyanza

The High Court Chamber for International Crimes in Nyanza, on Tuesday, March 10, opened the substantive hearing in the case of two top commanders of the FDLR militia. The FDLR comprises remnants of masterminds of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi in Rwanda in which more than one million...

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 3:50pm

COVID-19: Six new instructions for screening at all points of entry to Rwanda

The Ministry of Health on Sunday night issued six new instructions for COVID-19 screening at all points of entry to the country as the government continues to up preventive measures. It noted that the recommended measures are aimed at protecting all residents and visitors of Rwanda. The...

Monday, March 9, 2020 - 11:24pm

102-year-old Genocide survivor who lost all her 17 children reminisces about meeting the king, old times

Everyone at the hostel calls her ‘Kibondo’ (Kinyarwanda for 'baby’), but she is the oldest resident in this home of the elderly based in Huye District, Southern Province. She got her nickname apparently because she fondly calls everyone she meets, ‘kibondo'....

Monday, March 9, 2020 - 2:49pm

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