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Rwanda-China Alumni Comforts Chinese People Over Coronavirus
March,11 2020 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

In the wake of rapid spreading of the deadly Coronavirus epidemic, the association of Rwandan students who studied in different universities in China has teamed up to share their message of comfort and hope as China and the World grapple with the epidemic. By press time, live updates from World Health Organisation (WHO) indicated that…
International
Tags: Coronavirus
Rwanda Stock Exchange, IFC “Ring the Bell” in Support of Gender Equality
March,09 2020 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_49696" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Rwanda Stock Exchange CEO Celestin Rwabukumba hands over the bell to Gender and Family Promotion Minister Prof. Bayisenge as she prepares to ring the bell for gender equality. Photo: Roger Marc Rutindukanamurego[/caption] Around the world, the achievements of women are being celebrated on International Women’s Day, which began back in 1911.…
Markets
One Shot Dead, Another Apprehended After Assault on MTN Agent
February,27 2020 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Rwanda National Police in collaboration with Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB), has announced that they have arrested Irakoze Emmanuel who was seen in a footage with his accomplice Elias Irumva who robbed and brutally assaulted an MTN agent in Remera – Gasabo district in the capital Kigali. Irakoze’s accomplice was shot dead as he resisted arrest,…
National
Meet The New Cabinet Members
February,27 2020 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_49318" align="alignnone" width="772"] Clockwise: Dr Jeannette Bayisenge, Dr. Valentine Uwamariya, Lt Col Dr Tharcisse Mpunga, Claudette Irere, Richard Tushabe, Ines Mpambara[/caption] You could have heard their names before, but a communique changed their status last night putting them into the senior officials' position or changing their dockets. President Paul Kagame on Wednesday, February 26,…
National
The Rwf740M Tour du Rwanda
February,25 2020 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Amid drizzles on Monday morning, an exciting view from Kigali’s skyline was a deal of the day. Thousands of spectators had camped on the rooftop of several building in the capital Kigali, while others lined on the streets from MIC building opposite the famous Fantastic Restaurant through CHIC and the National Institute of Statistics of…
Sports
Tags: Tour Du Rwanda
RURA Investigating Abnormal Hike in Gas Prices
February,20 2020 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) says it is investigating circumstances in which Gas prices have abnormally hiked across different selling points. For the past two months, gas prices on retail market have been increasing – sending alarm bells among consumers. At different sale points especially in the capital Kigali, a kilogram of gas has been…
Markets
Tags: Cooking Gas
Gov’t to Increase Probe Among Universities that “Spoil” Education
February,20 2020 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_48761" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Rwanda's higher learning institutions in dots[/caption] Substandard Institutions of Higher Learning may face new tough assessment measures that could lead to their closure, Rwanda’s Higher Education Council (HEC) warned. At the just concluded National Leadership Retreat (Umwiherero), President Paul Kagame blamed private investors who rush to invest in higher learning institutions…
National
They’re Finally Here: The 13 Rwandans Illegally Detained in Uganda Arrive Home
February,19 2020 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

At exactly 2:11am on Wednesday, thirteen Rwandans who have been illegally detained in Uganda arrived in Rwanda. Among the 13 Rwandans include 10 men and 3 women. Uganda handed over the victims to Rwanda's High Commission in Kampla yesterday, ahead of the 4th Quadripartite Summit this Friday which further seeks to resolved political standoff between…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
Breaking News: Health Min. Gashumba Resigns
February,14 2020 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_18012" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Diane Gashumba delivers her keynote address during the AORTIC Conference.[/caption] The Minister of Health Dr Diane Gashumba has resigned, a statement from Prime Minister's office said Friday. According to the Statement, Min. Gashumba tendered in her resignation following habitual gross errors and repeated leadership failures during…
National
Tags: Cabinet, Health
Umwiherero is Back: Leaders Head to Gabiro for National Leadership Retreat
February,14 2020 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_34242" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Leaders get read to board buses for the past retreat.[/caption] Tomorrow, Saturday, February 15, Central and Local government officials, heads of government institutions and representatives of the private sector will board buses and head for the 17th National Leadership Retreat. The 4-day Leadership, as has been the case before, will take…
National
Tags: Umwiherero
RIB Confirms Arrest of Singer Kizito Mihigo, Says He was Attempting to Join Militia Groups
February,14 2020 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_28533" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Kizito Mihigo leaving Nyarugenge prison in 2018.[/caption] Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) confirmed on Friday it is detaining singer Kizito Mihigo over suspected attempt to join armed militia groups meant to destabilise the country as well as corruption cases. Rwanda Investigation Bureau said via its Twitter handle that Kizito Mihigo was arrested…
National
Tags: Kizito Mihigo, RIB
Photos: Kigali Four Months Ahead of CHOGM
February,13 2020 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

They are not yet here. It is still early, as four months remain on the calendar for the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) set for June 22 to 27. But city of Kigali is awake - keeping in mind that this is the biggest and most expensive gathering Rwanda has ever hosted. From the…
Special Reports
Tags: CHOGM
Rwanda Announces Heavy Fines Against Single Use Plastics
February,12 2020 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

If you illegally manufacture single-use plastic bags or other plastic materials such as plates and cups, you will be slapped with a heavy fine of Rwf10 million and have all your products confiscated, Environment Ministry warned on Wednesday. The warning follows adoption of the Law No. 17/2019 of 10/8/2019 relating to prohibition of manufacturing, importation,…
National
Tags: Plastics
Rwanda: 100 Granted Skies to Be Roamed by RwandAir
February,11 2020 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

“Today marks the signing of 100 Bilateral Air Service Agreements (BASA).  The latest BASA was signed with the Minister of Transport & Aviation of the Federal Republic of Somalia to facilitate trade, tourism and investment cooperation,” Rwanda’s Infrastructure Minister Claver Gatete tweeted three days ago. Yesterday, the minister of foreign Affairs Dr. Vincent Biruta signed…
International
Tags: Rwandair
Kagame Attends Funeral Service of Former Kenyan President Moi
February,11 2020 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame on Tuesday joined fellow African leaders in Kenya’s capital Nairobi for the state funeral of the former President Daniel Toroitich arap Moi – Kenya’s second President since independence. President Moi died on Tuesday last week aged 95. At the state funeral service that took place at Nyayo national Stadium, President Kagame joined…
Regional
Photos: Kagame Meets Angola President, UN SG, PM of Canada and more
February,10 2020 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_48166" align="alignnone" width="1024"] President Kagame and his Angolan counterpart João Lourenço met on the sidelines of AU Summit.[/caption] In what has been a busy weekend in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, President Paul Kagame met and held talks with world leaders including President of Angola João Lourenço – few days after they met in Luanda,…
International
China, Rwanda Sign $214M Financing Agreement for Nyabarongo Power Project
February,07 2020 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

The People's Republic of China on Friday, February 8, signed a financing agreement worth US$ 214 million to fund construction of Nyabarongo II Hydro Power Project. The framework agreement will allow China, through China Exim Bank to extend a concessional loan worth US$ 214 million that will facilitate the construction of Nyabarongo II Hydropower Project.…
Economy
Tags: Rwanda-China Relations
Breaking News: Minister Uwizeyimana Resigns Over Assaulting a Security Guard
February,07 2020 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_48001" align="alignnone" width="750"] Evode Uwizeyimana speaks at parliament in the past[/caption] A statement from Prime Minister's office has confirmed that the State Minister in Charge of Constitution and Legal Affairs Evode Uwizeyimana resigned. This happened after he assaulted a security guard on Monday February 3rd. On Monday this week, a tweet by Joseph Hakuzumuremyi, a journalist,…
National
Tags: Cabinet, Uwizeyimana
Central Bank to Announce First 2020 Economic Review
February,06 2020 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_39117" align="alignnone" width="1080"] John Rwangombwa. governor of National Bank of Rwanda[/caption] Rwanda’s Central Bank (BNR) will tomorrow release its first monetary policy and Financial Stability Statement for the first quarter of 2020 – following a projected stable economy at the closure of last year. The regulator’s Monetary Policy Committee met today to deliberate on…
Economy
Tags: BNR
Rwanda to Host AfCFTA Road Show As Continent Expects to Seal $40Bn Deals
February,06 2020 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Rwanda’s Private Sector Federation in collaboration with African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), have announced a planned roadshow that will sensitise the business community on the benefits of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). In March 2018, Rwanda witnessed the historic signing of the AfCFTA – a continental single market set to connect 1.3 billion populations.…
International
Tags: AfCFTA
Rwanda, China to Sign Financing Deal for Nyabarongo Power Project
February,06 2020 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_47912" align="alignnone" width="873"] Nyabarongo I – currently producing 28MW to the national grid[/caption] Rwanda and the people’s Republic of China will tomorrow, February 7, sign a financing agreement to construct the Nyabarongo II Hydro-power project. Nyabarongo II project is an addition to Rwanda’s mega energy projects that will push the country to attain universal…
Economy
Tags: Rwanda-China Relations
Rwf95Bn Invested, 40,000 Jobs Created, BDF Struggles with 12% NPL
February,05 2020 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_7111" align="alignnone" width="755"] Workers at the Kigali Leather Ltd factory. BDF has supported such projects.[/caption] In 2011, the appetite for Rwanda's quest to create jobs for its citizens increased. Government looked for new approaches that would drive the current target to create 1.5 million off-farm jobs by 2024. Business Development Fund (BDF) was born…
Economy
Tags: Fund
From $1.3Bn Airport Deal, Qatar Airways To Acquire 49% Stake In Rwandair
February,05 2020 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Barely two months after signing a historic 60% stake to complete a $1.3 billion international airport in Bugesera, Eastern Province, Qatar Airways has announced it will now buy 49% state in Rwandair - Rwanda's national carrier. Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker confirmed to International media at the ongoing Qatar Aviation Aeropolitical and…
Companies
Tags: Aviation, Rwandair
Love For My Father Ruined My Education – Militia-woman
February,05 2020 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_47779" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Ikirenga regrets why she loved her father that much that ended her in DRC jungles. Photo: Roger Marc Rutindukanamurego[/caption] She wore a red winter Jacket and a black trouser with old sandals in her feet. She, however, is not in a winter-hit Europe or in the Nordic world. She, instead, stands…
Society
Tags: Rwanda Militia
Rwanda to Unveil Radiotherapy Cancer Treatment Centre
February,03 2020 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_47744" align="alignnone" width="720"] Radiotherapy Machine in use at Rwanda Military hospital[/caption] There is good news to Rwandans who have been spending millions to go for cancer treatment outside the country. Rwanda will tomorrow, February 4, unveil the much awaited "Rwanda Cancer Center". The center, built at Rwanda Military Hospital in Kanombe, Kicukiro district, is…
National
Tags: Cancer
A Rwandan Militia Commander in Two Different Worlds
February,02 2020 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_47712" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Brig Gen. David Mberabahizi (center) who recently returned to Rwanda after many years in the jungles of DRC. Photo: Roger Marc Rutindukanamurego[/caption] Call it “Tour du Rwanda” the famous cycling race that covers almost the entire Rwanda every year. From January 29 to 31, KT Press joined a group of Foreign and…
Special Reports
Tags: Rusesabagina
PHOTOS: Kagame Pays Tribute to Rwandan Heroes
February,01 2020 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

TAPS’ were quietly performed by a military band and could be heard across Remera in Gasabo district in the capital Kigali. It is February 1, 2020 – Heroes Day in Rwanda. It is a special day for Rwandans. President Paul Kagame, surrounded by top government officials and families of Rwandan Heroes, paid tribute to them…
National
Tags: Heroes
Heavy Downpour Hits Rwanda as Weather Agency Issues Warning
January,28 2020 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Several businesses came to standstill across the capital Kigali and other parts of the country on Tuesday morning, following heavy downpour that started as early as 6 am. Rwanda Meteorology Agency warned last night that heavy rains could disrupt activities in a couple of days (January 27-February 1) – sending a signal that more deadly…
National
Tags: Disasters
Rwanda to Deploy Drones in Mosquito Breeding Sites to End Malaria
January,27 2020 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_11367" align="alignnone" width="860"] Institute of Applied Sciences (INES-Ruhengeri) begin using Drones in Research. Health Ministry will today launch the use of drones in spraying larvicides to eradicate Malaria.[/caption] Health Ministry will tomorrow start using drones to end Malaria. Rwanda says it will deploy drones in mosquito breeding parts of the country to spray larvicides…
National
Tags: Drones
Kagame’s Busy Schedule in London
January,21 2020 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_47194" align="alignnone" width="1024"] President Kagame meeting Prince William at Buckingham Palace[/caption] Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame is in London, United Kingdom, where he is participating in the UK-Africa Investment Forum 2020. The President arrived in London with a big entourage. His team includes top government officials and heads of big local companies. The London summit…
International
Tags: Rwanda-UK Relations
PM Ngirente In South to Assess 80MW Peat-to-Power Plant Project
January,21 2020 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_47188" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente(Middle) with southern province officials during today's outreach[/caption] Rwanda’s Prime Minister Dr Edourd Ngirente is in the Southern Province to inspect several development projects, among them a 80MW Peat-to-power plant set to connect rural areas. In May 2017, a foundation stone was laid on the site to kick…
National
Tags: Peat To Power
Rwanda, World Bank to Launch $40M Bond
January,20 2020 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_47154" align="alignnone" width="1080"] A wide view of Rwanda's capital Kigali. The World Bank has supported several infrastructure projects in the country. Photo: Plaisir Muzogeye[/caption] Rwanda government and the World Bank have announced they will launch a 3-year, fixed-rate, RWF-denominated bond worth $40 million at the London Stock Exchange. This was announced on Monday during the UK-Africa…
Markets
Tags: Financing, Rwanda-World Bank Relations
Photos: Kagame, Fellow Leaders Attend Swearing-in of Mozambique President Nyusi
January,15 2020 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame today joined fellow Heads of State and Government of Angola, Botswana, Cape Verde, Mauritius, Namibia; Portugal, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe to attend the Inauguration Luncheon in celebration of the swearing-in of President Filipe Nyusi for his second term. The President arrived in Mozambique from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates where he…
Regional
Tags: Kagame-Nyusi
Rwanda, Israel to Jointly Fight Terrorism, Maintain Border Security
January,15 2020 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Rwanda and the State of Israel share one bad common experience – the tragic history. But the two countries said on Wednesday that they can both build on that tragic history to protect them from any sort of external attack, by working together and share experiences; with security at the forefront of everything. These were key…
International
Tags: Rwanda-Israel Relations
Rwanda, Israel Partner In Border Protection
January,14 2020 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_46972" align="alignnone" width="614"] Rwanda's border with Uganda[/caption] In a bid to increase border protection, Rwanda and the State of Israel have organized a joint workshop that will take place in Rwanda’s capital Kigali. The workshop, which will take place tomorrow at Kigali Convention Center, will be graced by Defence Minister Maj Gen Albert Murasira…
International
Tags: Rwanda-Israel Relations
Connect Rwanda Challenge: RDB Hands Over Smartphones to Park Rangers
January,14 2020 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has become the first institution to honour its pledge of the connect Rwanda challenge by handing over 700 Smartphones to Park rangers. The connect Rwanda challenge aims to see every household in Rwanda have a smartphone by the end of 2020. The challenge was introduced in December last year during the…
Technology
Tags: Connect Rwanda
How Costly is Rwanda’s Electricity? RURA to Release New Tariffs
January,14 2020 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) will this afternoon announce new electricity tariffs – with expectations getting high over a possible downward move. The current electricity tariffs used were announced in August 2018 – which favored industrialists as the country increased its efforts to attract investments. As per the current prices, residential houses with monthly consumption…
Economy
Tags: Electricity
Gen Kabarebe Demystifies the Story of the White Sheep that Accompanied RPF Inkotanyi
January,10 2020 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_46809" align="alignnone" width="614"] The white sheep that accompanied Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) Inkotanyi rebels during the struggle.[/caption] Thirty years ago during the Liberation struggle to stop the Genocide against Tutsi, a photo of the white Sheep that was seen accompanying RPA soldiers still makes rounds. For all this period, mixed stories have been around –…
Society
Tags: RPF Battle
Updated: Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Health Visit Hospitalised Rwandans Who were Tortured in Uganda
January,09 2020 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Dr Vincent Biruta and the Minister of Health Dr Diane Gashumba this evening visited nine Rwandans who are hospitalised at Rwanda Military Hospital, after they were set free by Uganda and handed over to Rwanda following illegal detention and alleged torture in Uganda. The Ministry of Health…
National
Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
Local Investors Take 19% Share of $2.46Bn Investments Made in 2019
January,08 2020 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_46721" align="alignnone" width="1083"] Remote Estate Investments in Rwanda[/caption] Rwanda has released figures for investments registered in the country last year, which shows local investors still have a long way to increase the pace in an economy that is steadily growing. According to figures released by Rwanda Development Board (RDB) – the custodian of the…
Economy
Tags: Made In Rwanda
Rwanda’s Central Bank Issues First T-Bond of 2020
January,07 2020 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

With the economy showing good signs, Rwanda Government through Central Bank has returned to the market with the reopening of Rwf15 billion Treasury bond. The bond, which will be rediscounted at 3%, is purposely issued for Capital Market development, Central Bank said in a statement yesterday. Rwanda’s bourse recently hit a $1 billion mark –…
Markets
Tags: Rwanda Central Bank
10 Projects to Watch in 2020
January,06 2020 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_46630" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Kicukiro - Bugesera expension road[/caption] For the past three or four years, Rwanda has been announcing mega projects year-in year-out. Many have been witnessed as groundbreaking, with a lengthy completion period. Others are quite short-term. It is 2020. KT Press looks at some of these projects to be watched – depending…
Economy
Tags: Made In Rwanda
Rwanda Stock Exchange Closes 2019 with $1.6 Bn Mark, Targets 20% Growth
January,01 2020 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

It was a successful and memorable year for Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE) – the country’s youngest market in the region. The Stock market, which just opened in 2011, has been growing steadily – despite being surrounded by a small economy with a GDP of less than $10 billion. At exactly 12 noon Kigali time on…
Markets
Tags: RSA
You Have Been Dismissed – Prime Minister Tells Demobilisation Boss
December,30 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Rwanda’s Prime Minister Dr Edourd Ngirente has dismissed chairman of Rwanda Demobilisation and Reintegration Commission (RDRC), Seraphine Mukantabana in a letter issued to public this morning. The former Minister of Disaster Management and Refugees, Mukantabana has been the head of the reintegration commission, since 2017. Her dismissal comes amid massive repatriation of members of the…
National
Tags: Dismissed
Rwanda-Uganda Relations: Kagame Receives “Special Message” from Museveni
December,29 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

In a move to further mend frosty relations between the two countries, President Paul Kagame received a special message from his Ugandan counterpart President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. On Sunday evening, Kagame held a "positive" meeting with Ambassador Adonia Ayebare, President Museveni's Special Envoy, who traveled to Kigali with a message regarding the two countries' relationship,…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
Education Ministry to Announce National Exams Results Tomorrow
December,29 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Hearts are beating within Rwandan students who sat for this year's National examinations, following the Ministry of education's announcement that the results will be out tomorrow, December 30. In November this year, National examinations for Ordinary, Advanced Levels as well as vocational schools kicked off, with 119, 000 O’ Level and 51, 291 A’ Level…
National
Tags: National Exams
Kagame Pays Tribute to Armed Forces for Safeguarding Rwanda in 2019
December,27 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_44509" align="alignnone" width="735"] President Kagame at a recent Cadet pass out in Gako - Bugesera district, Eastern Province.[/caption] Rwanda's President Paul Kagame and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces has paid tribute to officers, men and women of security organs for selfless efforts and professionalism exhibited in safeguarding the country against external threats throughout the…
National
Tags: RDF
Updated: 12 People Die as Rwandans Warned of More Threats Due to Heavy Rains
December,26 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_46336" align="alignnone" width="1032"] This car was parked in a Kimisagara garage before it was swept away by running rainwater floods that hanged it in a Nyabugogo trench. Photo: Simon Kamuzinzi[/caption] Twelve people were reported dead across Rwanda on Wednesday night following heavy rains that swept the entire country, officials said on Thursday. The Ministry…
National
Tags: Disasters
Heavy Downpour Kills Christmas Mood, City Roads Now Impassable
December,25 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

A Wednesday evening heavy downpour disrupted Christmass mood in some parts of Rwanda - cutting celebration events short. From 6pm Kigali time, heavy rains started pouring in the capital Kigali as many roads were flooded. Rwanda Police issued a statement, warning travellers from using some of the roads across the capital Kigali. "Good evening, We…
National
Tags: Disasters
2019 and Rwanda’s $2 Billion Deals
December,24 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

When the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani arrived in Rwanda to unveil the anti-corruption sculpture along his host President Paul Kagame at Kigali Convention Centre (KCC) on December 9, everyone’s focus was on this historic event happening in Rwanda. The day was long, as celebrations filled the winners of the 4th International…
Special Reports
Tags: Year Ender
From ICASA to First Female Neurosurgeon; How Rwanda Sent Off 2019
December,23 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

ICASA – When Rwanda was announced to host the most complicated and biggest health gathering – the International Conference on Aids and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA) earlier this month, the world spoke a lot. The conference is regarded as “complicated” for some reasons, but one of them stands out: it brings together LGBT…
Special Reports
Photos: Pomp and Fanfare as Kagame Unveils Basketball Africa League logo
December,20 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

It was yet another mesmerizing evening at Rwanda's Kigali Arena, as President Paul Kagame unveiled the new Basketball Africa League logo. The 10,000 capacity Kigali Arena has become Africa’s new entertainment home – mostly the Africa Basketball League (BAL). The new logo, which features the silhouette of a basketball player taking a jump shot on a vibrant…
National
Tags: Kigali Arena
Kagame Orders Agriculture Minister to Compensate a Young Chili Farmer
December,19 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_46055" align="alignnone" width="700"] Eugene Mukeshimana incurred losses and President Paul Kagame blamed it on Ministry of Agriculture[/caption] Eugene Mukeshimana is a Chili pepper farmer in Bugesera district in Eastern Province. He attended Youth Konnekt - a youth forum that was also given the opportunity to follow and  participate in a call-in session at the…
National
Tags: Agribusiness
Photos: A Sneak Peek Into 17th National Dialogue Council Chaired by President Kagame
December,19 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Rwanda's President Paul Kagame and the First Lady Jeannette Kagame this morning arrived at Radisson Blu and Convention Centre in the capital Kigali for the official opening of the National Dialogue Council locally known as Umushyikirano. On arrival, the President and the First Lady were received by Prime Minister Dr Edourd Ngirente, who ushered them…
National
More Rwandans Allegedly Tortured 24 Hours Before Rwanda-Uganda Crisis Meeting
December,13 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_45764" align="alignnone" width="800"] In the Hospital: Rwandans allegedly tortured by Ugandan security. Today's meeting is expected to discuss the issue.[/caption] As the Rwanda delegation prepares to meet their Ugandan counterparts at Speke Resort Munyonyo in the Ugandan capital Kampala, for talks to resolve the long standing Rwanda-Uganda crisis, more Rwandans are dumped at the…
Regional
Tags: Deportees, Rwanda-Uganda Relations
Rwandans Could Soon Acquire Big Loans Without Collateral
December,11 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Rwandans and Africans could start accessing big loans without being required to present collateral to financial institutions – thanks to an ongoing project under review by the Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) for Africa. Private investors have suffered a lack of access to big loans to finance projects, after failing to provide the required securities by…
Economy
Why Rwanda Signed Deal with Qatar for New International Airport
December,10 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_20675" align="alignnone" width="813"] Part of an artistic impression of Bugesera Airport.[/caption] On the morning of August 9, 2017, all roads heading to Bugesera district in Eastern Province were busy. The traffic was high. Sport utility vehicles (SUVs) could be seen every minute, speeding off from the capital Kigali heading to the district. It was…
International
Photos: Namibian President Visits Rwanda
December,09 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

The President of Namibia Hage Gottfried Geingob this afternoon arrived in Rwanda’s capital Kigali for an official visit. At the Kigali International Airport, President Geingob was received by his host, President Paul Kagame who had just arrived from Nairobi, Kenya, where he attended the 9th African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Summit of Heads of State…
National
Do You Log In Your Bank Account Using Wi-Fi? You’re in Trouble
December,09 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Rwanda’s Central Bank has warned the general public against logging in their bank details using Open Wi-Fi networks – saying that their accounts could easily be hacked. The warning comes at a time when cybercrimes have taken a toll, mostly affecting internet users in the country. “SECURITY TIP: Tempting as it is! Refrain from logging…
Technology
Kagame Attends Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Summit in Kenya
December,09 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame is Kenya’s capital Nairobi, where he attended the 9th African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Summit of Heads of State and Government. The Summit is themed “A Transformed ACP: Committed to Multilateralism”. The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) is an organization created by the Georgetown Agreement in 1975. The…
International
Ending Child Labour: ILO Advises Africa to Work Together
December,07 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

On Friday, December 6, Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) said they arrested Jean de Dieu Bizimana and another suspect identified as Jea Pierre, on suspicion of using Children in sugarcane plantations in Rulindo District, Northern Rwanda. The suspects remain in custody pending investigation. At the time of their arrest, a report by “Accelerating Actions Against Child…
International
Youth Unemployment in Africa a “Time Bomb” – Warns ILO
December,05 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_45496" align="alignnone" width="660"] ILO officials, Labour Ministers from 54 African countries and experts during the opening of the meeting.[/caption] The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has warned that the persistent issue of youth unemployment in Africa is "a time bomb that could explode any time" if nothing is done. The United Nations Labour body is…
International
President Kagame, First Lady Join Rwandans in Umuganda
November,30 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

  President Paul Kagame and First Lady Mrs. Jeannette Kagame on Saturday joined Rwandans in the end of month community work commonly known as Umuganda. While Rwandans flocked every corner of the country for Umuganda, President Kagame and First Lady also joined over 8,000 residents of Kimihurura Sector, Gasabo district in the capital Kigali, in building…
National
Rwanda Police Provides Traffic Update Ahead of Mega HIV Conference
November,29 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Rwanda National Police has provided traffic updates as the country prepares to host the biggest HIV conference that will last for a week in the capital Kigali. From December 2-7, 2019, Rwanda will host the famous International Conference on Aids and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA) – a conference regarded as the largest on…
International
Rwanda Hosts Continental Risk Capacity Body Meeting
November,28 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_4642" align="alignnone" width="624"] Bugarama rice factory destroyed by rain[/caption] Rwanda has hosted the 8th meeting of parties of the African Union Risk Capacity (ARC) – a continental integrated solution to tackling the impact of natural disasters on vulnerable people. ARC transfers the burden of weather risk away from governments, enabling them to build resilience…
Regional
Genocide Perpetrators’ Tears on the Victims’ Shoulders
November,28 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_45143" align="alignnone" width="640"] Ngayaberura cries after receiving clemency from Uwamungu. Photo: Jean Claude Munyantore[/caption] In Rwandan traditional society, an adage goes that 'Tears of a man flows from within" to mean that, you would never see a man shading tears. Well, that adage came way before Rwanda faced the tragedy of the 1994 Genocide…
National
Tags: Prisons
East African Community to Assess Citizen Perception as It Marks 20 Years
November,27 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_45102" align="alignnone" width="640"] EAC Secretary-General and the youth during the launch of EAC I Deserve in Arusha, Tanzania.[/caption]  As the East African Community (EAC) gears up celebrations to mark twenty years of its rebirth on November 30, the regional bloc has launched a Citizens’ perception portal in which citizens will express feelings on how…
Regional
Young Rwandans Graduate from Artificial Intelligence Course
November,27 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Six Rwandan students can now be able to analyse the theory and development of computer systems able to perform tasks normally requiring human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and translation between languages – thanks to an intensive training from a Japanese leading IT company. Future Corporation – one of the leading Japanese…
Technology
Rwanda Issues Last Warning to Poachers of Endangered Grey Crowned Cranes
November,18 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

By December this year, poachers and illegal traders of endangered Grey Crowned Cranes will face harsh penalties, the country's conservation body warned. Rwanda Development Board (RDB) - the caretaker of conservation efforts, said the decline in the number of Grey Crowned Cranes "is shocking" and could lead to their extinction. In different fenced homes and…
National
How Two Rwandan Entrepreneurs Pocketed Jack Ma’s $165,000
November,17 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_44569" align="alignnone" width="720"] Christelle Kwizera (In red dress) emerged the 3rd and was awarded $100,000 by Jack Ma (Left).[/caption] Accra, Ghana - When Christelle Kwizera - a 25-year-old Rwandan mechanical engineer and founder of Water Access Rwanda sat down with four powerful people in the world of entrepreneurship, her agemates looked up with awe. The…
Economy
Alibaba’s Jack Ma In Africa with $1M for 10 Young Entrepreneurs
November,16 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Accra, Ghana -  When Jack Ma - Chinese billionaire, philanthropist and Founder of Alibaba Group developed an idea to register his e-Commerce company in China in 1999, he was mocked and discouraged. "At some point, I was told that this wasn't possible because there was no word "Internet" in the dictionary. I never lost the courage.…
International
Rwanda to Host “Construction” Exhibition that will Create 90,000 Jobs
November,15 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_10730" align="alignnone" width="680"] Construction of buildings must be according to the masterplan. People will be rewarded for providing information on any illegal construction[/caption] From November 3-5 next year, Rwanda will host the International Fairs and Promotions (IFP) that will attract 10,000 exhibitors and create 90,000 jobs during this period. The IFP is a pioneering…
Companies
Why Chinese Engineering Companies Sign Rwanda’s Big Cheques
November,13 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_44273" align="alignnone" width="6720"] Rwanda Utilities Regulation Authority(RURA) headquarters under construction[/caption] You have seen several big projects all over Rwanda’s capital Kigali. The city is growing so fast – from smallest structures to the tallest – to the widest. Kigali is showing progress. Driving around Kigali streets, new roads are coming up. Tarmac roads. Outside…
Special Reports
Tags: Rwanda-China Relations
African Female Entrepreneurs Get $1 Billion Package
November,12 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_44250" align="alignnone" width="640"] Rwandan Women prepare French beans. EIB has announced $1.1 billion lending to support African women entrepreneurs.[/caption] Rwandan and African female entrepreneurs will soon reap from the hottest $1billion lending package from the European Investment Bank (EIB), under the bank’s gender-lending initiative to allow them to play a more active role in…
Economy
Rwanda, South Africa’s Mara Phones Now Exported to 41 Countries
November,11 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

The Chief Executive of Mara Phones Ashish Thakkar has said that barely two months after Mara group launched the first two Made in Africa Smartphone manufacturing plants in Rwanda and South Africa, the company is now exporting to forty countries around the world. In October this year, Mara phones launched $50 million Mara Phones Manufacturing…
Companies
Kagame Attends the ‘Short on Talk, Heavy on Deals’ Africa Investment Forum
November,11 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Rwanda's President Paul Kagame today arrived in South Africa where he joined his host President Cyril Ramaphosa and Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo – President of Ghana and Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosário of Mozambique to discuss investment priorities in Africa. The four leaders who are attending the 2nd Africa Investment Forum featured on a…
Regional
DFID’s Rycroft Visits Rwanda as UK Aid Hits £1 billion
November,11 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_44174" align="alignnone" width="960"] Matthew Rycroft[/caption] The Permanent Secretary of the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID), Matthew Rycroft, has started a three-day visit to Rwanda to discuss with government officials new partnership for development. Rycroft visit to Rwanda comes at a time when the United Kingdom’s Aid reached £1 billion (Rwf1 trillion) in…
International
Rwanda, Qatar Working on Several Investment Projects – Kagame
November,08 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_44127" align="alignnone" width="640"] President Paul Kagame during today's press conference[/caption] President Paul Kagame has said that Rwanda and Qatar have created a healthy relationship and the two countries are working on several things in the area of investment that will benefit both sides. On October 28, President Paul Kagame was in Doha - the…
International
For the First Time, Rwandan Bank Lists on Africa’s Top 100 Banks
November,08 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_15749" align="alignnone" width="881"] Bank of Kigali Headquarters[/caption] Bank of Kigali – Rwanda’s largest Financial Institution in terms of assets, has been listed on the top 100 African banks for 2019 with tier 1 capital set at $189 million. In Banking, tier 1 capital is the primary funding source of the bank. Tier 1 capital…
Companies
Tags: Banks
Rwanda Named 4th Best World Destination for 2020
November,07 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_44068" align="alignnone" width="1500"] Interior design of the Royal Palace museum in Rukari, Nyanza district-southern Rwanda[/caption] With a Gorilla holding its baby in the mist displayed below No.4 with the name Rwanda, the country has been ranked the fourth best destination on the planet for 2020 travellers. “Rwanda is at the top of my list…
Economy
10,000 Delegates: Rwanda Ready to Host Africa’s Biggest HIV Conference
November,07 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

From December 2-7, 2019, Rwanda will host the famous International Conference on Aids and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA) – a conference regarded as the largest on the continent. It is the first time Rwanda hosts 10,000 people in one place. The 20-year-old conference which takes place on the continent every two years focuses…
International
Rwanda Screens “The Royal Tour’ Documentary to Global Tour Operators in London
November,06 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has hosted a screening of the Rwanda Royal Tour with international tour operators, as the country extends luxury and ecotourism potential to the world. The event which took place in  London yesterday was part of Visit Rwanda’s ‘Business-to-Business’ outreach at the World Travel Market, which takes place each year in London…
International
Who Is Who Among The Newly Appointed Ministers
November,05 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

When President Paul Kagame made a major cabinet reshuffle on the evening of Monday, November 4, 2019, social media was awash with mixed analyses. Discussions were allover – that even some WhatsApp groups remained active throughout the entire night – analyzing the newly appointed officials. The talk was hot, as President Kagame reshuffled both his…
National
Hotel Ranking: Who Joins Rwanda’s “Big Four”?
November,01 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

In December last year, Rwanda’s One & Only Nyungwe House, formerly Nyungwe lodge regained its status in the hospitality industry reclaiming a solo winner in the five star category of the 2018 Rwanda hospitality grading exercise. That was good news. The Gisakura-based One and Only Nyungwe House in the Western Province, joined  Serena Hotel, Mariott…
Economy
Trust, Awareness Key Hurdles to Rwanda’s Cashless Economy
October,30 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_43566" align="alignnone" width="626"] Bank of Kigali's BKquick enables customers to borrow from their bank and acquire the loan amount from their mobile phones instantly.[/caption]  On Wednesday morning, Rwanda’s Central Bank (BNR) and his staff were holding a press conference at Kigali Serena Hotel. In the middle of the press conference, Governor Rwangombwa, who was…
Economy
How Rwanda Became the First African Country to Introduce Volkswagen Electric Car
October,29 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

  Sounds of traditional drums went silent as Rwanda's Prime Minister, Dr Edouard Ngirente, made his way inside a conference hall at Kigali Convention Center on Tuesday morning, October 29. Inside the hall, a glittering white-colored car, branded : "e-Golf" , unusually parked next to the podium in front of hundreds of delegates. A car…
Companies
Rwanda: Volkswagen Launches Its First Electric Car in Africa
October,29 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Rwanda has become the first African country to launch the Volkswagen electric car, the e-Golf in a joint venture between Volkswagen and Siemens. At today's launch that's expected to be witnessed by Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente, four cars will be unveiled on the local market with one charging station at the Volkswagen assembly plant at the…
Technology
Tags: Electric Vehicles
This Week in Pictures: Kagame Turns 62, Over 2000 Graduate from IPRCs and More
October,27 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Kagame turns 62 "So much on your plate, but you’re a family man first. Thank you for showing up for us...ALWAYS. Happy Birthday, Daddy. Love you," Ange Ingabire Kagame, President Paul Kagame's daughter tweeted to wish him a Happy Birthday. Her tweet featured a photo of her and President Kagame during her wedding. In response…
National
Tags: First Family
Police Arrest Four Men Connected to Grenade Attack in Western Rwanda
October,27 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Rwanda National Police has presented to the public and the media four men who were arrested in connection with grenade attacks in Rusizi district, Western Rwanda this month. On Saturday 19 Oct 2019, at about 7.30pm, an unidentified person threw a grenade in Kamembe town- Rusizi District - injuring four people. Rwanda Police immediately issued…
National
Tags: Rusesabagina
Min Sezibera Visits Rwanda’s Embassy in Israel
October,27 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Following numerous speculations about his health, Rwanda's Foreign Affairs Minister Richard Sezibera visited the Rwandan Embassy in Israel. "Great to visit @RwandainIsrael. Thanks @jrutabana and team. Our diplomats do critical work in advancing Rwanda's interests around the World!" Minister Sezibera Tweeted with a photo of him receiving a document from Joseph Rutabana, Rwandan Ambassador to…
National
Kagame Congratulates Botswana President on Winning Elections
October,27 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_43266" align="alignnone" width="650"] On a recent visit to Botswana, President Kagame and the First Lady Jeannette Kagame were received by President Dr. Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi and First Lady Neo Masisi.[/caption] President Paul Kagame has congratulated his Botswana counterpart President Mokgweetsi Masisi on winning elections. On Friday, Botswana's ruling party BDP was announced the…
Regional
Rwandans Endure Heavy Downpour to Participate in Umuganda
October,26 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Not even Saturday morning heavy downpour could stop enthusiastic Rwandans including top government officials, to participate in the monthly community work commonly known as Umuganda. As early as midnight, heavy rains had started hitting almost an entire country untill early morning - forcing some to stay indoor. But this could not stop enthusiastic Umuganda lovers.…
National
Rwanda Launches $30M Climate Change Plan to Target Rural Communities
October,25 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Rwanda will tomorrow, October 26, launch the first ever ‘Strengthening Climate Resilience of Rural Communities project, as the country pushes efforts to deal with Climate Change. The $33,160,000 project that will be launched tomorrow in Gicumbi district, will be implemented by the Ministry of Environment and Rwanda Green Fund (FONERWA). According to FONERWA, the project…
National
The New Three Hundred-Bed Nyarugenge Hospital and How It will Save Lives
October,25 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

From 8 am throughout the day, sounds of heavy machinery can be heard all over Rwezamenya sector, Nyarugenge district in Rwanda's capital Kigali. The machines are busy  - coupled with sounds of Chinese Mandarin language and Kinyarwanda. Everyone is busy. The works are ongoing at the construction site of the Nyarugenge District Hospital. The 120…
National
Rwanda Comments on “Its Gorillas” Moving Into Uganda
October,23 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Rwanda through Rwanda Development Board (RDB) – the country’s caretaker of conservation programs, has said that the recent migration of mountain Gorillas into the Ugandan territory is normal. The comment came after Ugandan media politicized the movement of Gorillas into Uganda - linking it to the current sour bilateral relations between the two countries. RDB…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
President Kagame Eulogises Late Brig Gen (Rtd) Andrew Rwigamba
October,22 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_42951" align="alignnone" width="521"] RDF Chief of Defence Staff Gen Patrick Nyamvumba pays his respect to Late Brig. Gen (Rtd) Andrew Rwigamba. Photo: RDF[/caption] President Paul Kagame and Commander-In-Chief of the Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) has eulogised late Brig. Gen (Rtd) Andrew Rwigamba, saying that his legacy represents the spirit to continue making RDF even…
Obituaries
Kigali has Highest HIV Numbers in the Country – Survey
October,22 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

A new survey released by Rwanda's Ministry of Health and partners has indicated that the capital Kigali tops other parts of the country with the highest rate of HIV prevalence among adults. The survey; Rwanda Population-based HIV impact assessment released today at Kigali Convention Center, revealed that among Rwandans aged 15-64 years, HIV prevalence stood at 4.3%…
National
No Scheduled Meeting between Rwanda and Uganda – Minister Nduhungirehe
October,21 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_40909" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Ugandan delegation during Kigali meeting[/caption] Rwanda has refuted reports in the Ugandan media that a schedule has been set for the meeting of the AdHoc Commission between Rwanda and Uganda to follow up on the implementation of the Luanda Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Uganda’s Chimpreports news website reported on Sunday that…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
Rwanda Launches First Ever Inland Port
October,21 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Rwanda will today witness the launch of the first-ever inland port built in the capital Kigali – making landlocked countries free from market barriers. A subsidiary of Dubai Ports World, the facility is expected to be launched by President Paul Kagame. The Dubai port operator established $80 million project subsidiary in Rwanda – the Kigali…
Economy
Ten Hours Inside Rwanda’s Model Villages
October,19 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_42737" align="alignnone" width="799"] At Karama village, a section comprising a secondary school with modern ICT laboratories has been established – to provide further education to children graduating from primary school. To promote sciences at the village, a Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology section was introduced with a modern laboratory.[/caption] Screams of playful Children overpowers drizzles…
National
BREAKING NEWS: Augustin Iyamuremye is the New Senate President
October,17 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_42592" align="alignnone" width="661"] Augustin Iyamuremye is the new Senate President[/caption] Dr Augustin Iyamuremye was on Thursday elected the new Senate President, replacing long-serving politician and former Prime Minister Bernard Makuza. Dr Iyamuremye was elected by 25 Senators. He challenged Hon. Zephyrin KALIMBA who got one vote. Dr Iyamuremye was elected during the swearing-in ceremony…
National
Two Rwandans among Finalists of Jack Ma’s $1M Entrepreneurship Award
October,14 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_42332" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Excitement filled Kevine Kagirimpundu upon being shortlisted among the final 10 candidates.[/caption] Kevine Kagirimpundu, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of UZURI K&Y – an African-inspired eco-friendly shoe brand and Christelle Kwizera, founder of Water Access Rwanda could, next month, walk away with huge packages after they were listed among the 10…
Economy
How Booked Are Rwanda’s High End Hotel Facilities?
October,14 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

 When we visited Bisate Lodge – a subsidiary of South Africa-based Wilderness Safari’s within the natural amphitheatre of an extinct volcanic cone in Musanze district, Northern Rwanda last week, Chris Roche – head of Business Development, proposed that we have our interview meters away from the Lodge’s main entrance. “I am sorry. There are very…
Companies
The Gorilla Family that Will Bring Arsenal’s David Luiz Back to Rwanda
October,14 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

David Luiz – British football Club Arsenal’s Center back, is probably staying awake to memorise his encounter with the mountain Gorillas. Luiz and his mother and fiancée were in Rwanda for a two-day visit this past weekend. The Brazilian defender’s visit was part of the “Visit Rwanda” – a partnership deal between Arsenal and the…
International
This Week in Pictures
October,13 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_42143" align="alignnone" width="640"] Launching Mara phone[/caption] Youth Connekt Kigali night run Didier Drogba meets President Kagame Rwanda receives 123 more migrants from Libya   President Kagame receives David Luiz David Luiz visits Kigali Genocide Memorial A training session at Singita Meet and greet session with Arsenal fans President Paul Kagame attends World Policy Confrence…
National
Young Rwandans Will Decide Who to Carry the Batton When I Leave – Kagame
October,13 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

  [caption id="attachment_42239" align="alignnone" width="799"] President Paul Kagame speaks at the World Policy Conference (WPC) in Marrakesh, Morocco[/caption] President Paul Kagame has said that time will come when he has to leave office, expressing optimism that there are many young Rwandans out there who will decide what to do with their country and choose who…
National
Africa is Nobody’s Prize to Win or Lose – Kagame
October,13 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Rwanda's President Paul Kagame has told leaders and policy makers attending a World Policy Conference in Marrakesh, Morocco, that Africa is nobody's prize to win or lose, adding that it is the responsibility of Africans to take charge of the continent's interests. "Africa is nobody’s prize to win or lose. Not at all. It is…
International
Training with Gorillas in the Mist: Arsenal’s David Luiz Finds His Best Ground in Rwanda
October,12 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

A steamy cold with magnificent white clouds covered one of Rwanda's Volcanoes Mountains on Saturday morning, October 12. The mountains are home to rare Gorillas in Musanze district, Northern Rwanda. At the foothill of one of the mountains, a lone man was seen stretching his body on a naturally green ground - probably no different from…
International
Kagame Congratulates Ethiopia PM on Winning Nobel Peace Prize
October,11 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has congratulated his Ethiopian counterpart Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali for being announced the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. “Congratulations to my brother and friend Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali, 2019 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. Well deserved! Your remarkable commitment to Ethiopian unity, as well as regional peace and cooperation, are an…
International
Arsenal’s David Luiz Meets President Kagame
October,11 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has receieved at Village Urugwiro David Luiz, Arsenal FC centre back who arrived in Rwanda last night as part of the Visit Rwanda partnership between the country and the Premier league club. Luiz who is in Rwanda as part of government’s partnership deal with Arsenal football club arrived with his fiancé and mother…
International
They’re Here: Rwanda Receives 123 More Migrants From Libya
October,11 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

At exactly 00:15am on Friday, October 11, a chartered plane carrying 123 African migrants who have been stranded in Libya touched down at Kigali International Airport. The migrants make the second batch to arrive in the country, after 66 others arrived on September 27. On arrival at the airport, the migrants were led to the…
International
Who Are Libyan Refugees Arriving in Rwanda?
October,10 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_42036" align="alignnone" width="1080"] The first group of 66 refugees arrived in Rwanda on September 27.[/caption] Information reaching KT Press desk from Rwanda's Ministry of Emergency Management indicate that the second group of 123 asylum seekers evacuated from Libya will arrive in the country tonight - at exactly 23h20 local time. Upon touching down at…
International
Musanze Attacks: No Remnant on the Rwandan Soil – Gen. Gatama
October,09 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_41882" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Gen. Gatama assured the public that everything is order.[/caption] Brig. Gen. Vincent Gatama, commander of Rwanda Defence Force (RDF)'s Second Division in Northern Province, has assured the public that there is no any remnant on the Rwandan soil, following an attack on residents by assailants in the villages in Musanze district…
National
Rwanda: Safety of Tourists is a “Singular” Priority – RDB Chief
October,09 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_41859" align="alignnone" width="2048"] RDB CEO Clare Akamanzi (2nd left), Gov Gatabazi (in a black jacket) and tour guides pose in a photo with tourists before hiking the mountains.[/caption] Not even perching birds could wake up for the job early morning on Wednesday, October 9, before a bus carrying journalists departed Rwanda Development Board offices…
National
RwandAir, Global Cargo Company Sign Deal to Support Agri-Export Farmers
October,07 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Rwanda's National Carrier RwandAir has signed an agreement with Magma - a global Aviation company to ship up to 25 metric tons every Friday, starting from October 4, 2019. Magma is a global company that transports air freight worldwide on a regular and ad-hoc charter flights. The aviation's focus in recent times has been on…
Companies
Are Rwanda National Congress Terror Suspects Eligible for Legal Aid in Rwanda?
October,03 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_41519" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Maj (Rtd) Mudasir Habib requested the Judges to offer him a chance to get a lawyer. Photo: Roger M. Rutindukanamurego[/caption] On Thursday, October 03, 2019, a Military Tribunal sitting in Nyamirambo, Nyarugenge district in the capital Kigali, adjourned a pre-trial hearing involving twenty-five suspected terrorists belonging to Rwanda National Congress (RNC).…
National
Court Adjourns Hearing As RNC Combatants Ask for Time to Find Lawyers
October,03 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

The Military Tribunal in Nyamirambo has adjourned to Oct. 14 pre-trial hearing of 25 people suspected of working with rebel groups mainly Rwanda National Congress (RNC). Decision came after the suspects, led by Maj.(Rtd) Habib Mudasir requested for more time to find lawyers. The pre-trial hearing started on Wednesday- October 2nd where prosecution presented four…
National
Inside Rwanda’s Sugar, Rice Mafia Business
October,01 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_41349" align="alignnone" width="490"] In most cases, malpractices of reducing rice content from the bags starts in the wee hours[/caption] Mid last year, during an editorial meeting, a colleague raised an issue of a coordinated mafia in the sugar, rice and salt business across Rwandan shops and stores. Everyone got shocked. We started recalling how,…
Economy
Rwanda Surpasses Global HIV Control Mark
September,26 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

New data released by the Government of Rwanda, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and ICAP at Columbia University, has indicated that Rwanda made record in achieving HIV epidemic control — particularly in attaining high levels of linkage to treatment and viral load…
International
Video: Kagame Speaks on Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Rwanda
September,24 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

The next Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) has been officially launched in a video message from the President Paul Kagame of Rwanda and the Commonwealth Secretary-General. President Paul Kagame and Secretary-General Patricia Scotland announced that CHOGM 2020 will be held at the Kigali Convention Centre during the week starting 22 June next year. Leaders…
International
Tags: CHOGM
Rwanda Seeks World Attention on Universal Health as UN General Assembly Kicks Off
September,21 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Rwanda's Foreign Affairs Minister and Government Spokesperson Dr. Richard Sezibera has challenged countries around the World to join Rwanda in making Universal Health coverage a reality. Minister Sezibera's call coincides with the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), which starts next week in New York, United States. President Paul Kagame is expected…
International
President Kagame, Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta Hold Bilateral Talks in Nairobi
September,18 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame today arrived in Kenya’s capital Nairobi where he met and held bilateral talks with his host President Uhuru Kenyatta. President Kagame who doubles as the current Chairperson of the East African Community Heads of State Summit, last held talks with his Kenyan counterpart in March this year, when President Uhuru addressed…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Kenya Relations
1.7Bn World Population Remain Unbanked, PM Ngirente Provides the Key
September,12 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

The world still grapples with effects of the 2008 Global Financial Crisis and Rwanda’s Prime Minister Dr Edourd Ngirente, says that the only way to come out of it is to push for collective financial inclusion. Available figures show that the world’s unbanked population dropped from 2.5 billion in 2011, four years after the economic…
Economy
Tags: Financial Inclusion
Kagame in Brazzaville for “Investing in Africa” Forum
September,10 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Rwanda's President Paul Kagame today arrived in the Republic of Congo's capital Brazzaville where he is expected to attend the Fifth Investing in Africa Forum (IAF). The Fifth Investing in Africa Forum is themed “Leveraging Partnerships for Economic diversification and Jobs Creation in African Economies.” In Brazzaville, President Kagame was hosted by Prime Minister Clément…
International
ICYMI: A Selfie with Mountain Gorilla
September,09 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_40633" align="alignnone" width="640"] Performance at Kwita Izina[/caption] If you were not in any corner of Rwanda – particularly in the capital Kigali and Musanze district in Northern Province, you missed a lifetime opportunity. This past week was one of the most memorable ones. It was a week, to many, that will be remembered for…
International
BIG Party in Rwanda’s Musanze as Baby Gorillas Are Named
September,06 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Pomp and Fanfare are filling up the foothills of the volcanoes national park as Rwanda marks the 15th edition of the annual Gorilla naming ceremony – Kwita Izina. The world has flocked to Rwanda to celebrate the world rare species – the Gorillas. Once critically endangered, Rwanda is celebrated for restoring life and hope for…
International
Former Man Utd Manager Van Gaal in Rwanda for Gorilla Naming Ceremony
September,04 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_40526" align="alignnone" width="662"] Former Manchester United and Barcelona manager Louis Van Gaal poses for a photo on arrival in Rwanda.[/caption] Louis Van Gaal - former Manager of British football club Manchester United and Spanish club FC Barcelona has arrived in Rwanda to join other listed celebrities in the annual Gorilla naming ceremony - Kwita…
Economy
Rwanda: Another Wave of District Mayors Resignations?
September,03 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_40472" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Karongi District Mayor François Ndayisaba leads the list of district Mayors and their deputies who resigned.[/caption] On Monday evening, September 2, news broke out that Karongi district Mayor François Ndayisaba and his deputies in Western Province, tendered in their resignation letters – citing personal reasons. Not more than twenty-four hours, more…
National
Bye Bye August: How Rwandans Embraced Umuganda
August,31 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Rwandans across the country woke up in droves to participate in the end of August monthly community work, traditionally known as “Umuganda”. A Saturday is such a cool day for relaxing, at least for many. In Rwanda though; everyone is now used to it that the last Saturday of the month all year round, is…
National
Imihigo: Are Rwandan Leaders Working on the Same Pace as Kagame?
August,29 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

  [metaslider id="40252"] According to the World Economic Forum, the government of Rwanda is the seventh most efficient government, globally. Central to this performance are Imihigo, or performance contracts. No one is exempted from them, not even the head of state. This year’s declarations of Imihigo has been delayed. President Kagame informed his government that…
National
Rwanda Unveils New Factory to Boost $209M Tea Exports Target
August,28 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_40223" align="alignnone" width="680"] One of the tea plantations in Western Rwanda. A new tea factory will be launched tomorrow[/caption] Rwanda will tomorrow, August 29, unveil a state-of-the-art Tea factory in Karongi district, Western province, which is set to boost tea production and export earnings from the country’s key cash crop. The factory, located in…
Economy
Kagame in Japan for 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development
August,28 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

  President Paul Kagame on Wednesday joined Heads of State and Government from Africa and Japan for the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD). The conference, themed “Advancing Africa’s Development through People, Technology and Innovation”, sets the tone for renewed efforts in cooperation between Japan and African countries. For Rwanda in particular, the…
International
Rwanda: Prime Minister Seeks Commonwealth Support to Fight School Dropouts  
August,27 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Rwanda’s Prime Minister Dr Edourd Ngirente has asked members of the Commonwealth Association of Technical Universities and Polytechnics in Africa (CAPA) meeting in the capital Kigali, to help fight cases of young Africans who abandon school in search of jobs. The Prime Minister who was officiating CAPA’s International conference at Kigali Convention Center on Tuesday…
Regional
The Multi-million Dollar Gift to Rwanda as Adventist Church Celebrates Centenary
August,25 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_40056" align="alignnone" width="1126"] An eye catching view of part of the facility.[/caption] From signficant hustles and reviews initiated by evangelicals Donald Barnhouse and Walter Martin in the 20th century, which led to its recognition as a Christian denomination, the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Rwanda is in jubilation. Spirits are high as the Church, celebrates…
National
Kagame in France as Rwanda, Four African Countries Join the G7 Summit
August,25 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_40068" align="alignnone" width="1024"] President Paul Kagame receives a guard of honour upon arrival in Biarritz, France.[/caption] Rwanda's President Paul Kagame on Sunday arrived in the Coastal city of  Biarritz, France, to attend this year’s G7 summit. For the first time, Rwanda and other four African countries were invited to the Group of Seven (G7) summit,…
International
Rwanda’s Economy Registers 8.4% Growth as Trade Deficit Soars
August,22 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Figures released by Rwanda’s Central Bank on Thursday indicate that the country’s economy registered an 8.4% growth in the first quarter of 2019, with the real GDP growth rate standing at 8.8%. The real economic growth rate is expressed as a percentage that shows the rate of change in a country’s Growth Domestic Product (GDP),…
Economy
Rwanda Ready to Acquire Latest Ebola Vaccine
August,20 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Rwanda says it is ready to buy the new anti-Ebola vaccine released by the World Health Organisation (WHO), as long as it is out on the market. The country, which borders with Ebola-prone Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the Western borders of Rusizi and Rubavu districts, has been stepping up efforts to contain the…
International
Kwita Izina: Van Gaal,Tony Adams, Neyo to Name Gorillas
August,20 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

As Rwanda gears towards the annual biggest tourism event of Gorilla naming commonly known as Kwita Izina, some of the prominent Celebrities coming for this year’s event have been announced at a press conference held this Tuesday. The celebrities, set to name baby Gorillas during this year’s ceremony set for September 6, are former Barcelona…
International
Pudence Rubingisa is Elected New Mayor of Kigali City
August,17 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_39800" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Pudence Rubingisa[/caption] Kigali City councilors on Saturday, August 17, elected Pudence Rubingisa as the new City Mayor to replace Marie Chantal Rwakazina who was appointed Rwanda's Ambassador to Swiss Confederation on July 16 this year. Rwakazina had, in May last year, replaced Pascal Nyamurinda who resigned on April 10th, 2018 citing…
National
This Weekend: Who is City of Kigali’s Next Mayor?
August,16 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

It is less than 48 hours since working Rwandans returned to work from a day off. They celebrated Assumption Day, when, many Roman Catholics, believe that Mary, mother of Jesus Christ, was taken bodily up into heaven. But others enjoyed the holiday differently, well considering that Friday was on the way – the start of…
National
Rwanda to Host First Ever Cybertech Conference in Africa
August,14 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Amid growing cyber security threats in Africa, Rwanda will in March next year, host the first ever Cybertech Africa Conference and Exhibition. The first conference to be hosted in Africa will be organised by Rwanda government in partnership with Amir Rapaport – founder and Editor-in-Chief of Cybertech and Israel Defense. Amir Rapaport is one of…
Technology
Rwanda, Brazil to Sign Air Space Deal
August,14 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Rwanda's national carrier, Rwandair, could soon start navigating Latin American skies, following an Air Space deal set to be signed in Kigali this afternoon. The Government of Rwanda and the Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil will today sign a Bilateral Air Service Agreement (BASA) – a move that could see Rwanda’s carrier Rwandair…
International
Rwanda Halts Big Planned European Gathering
August,14 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Rwanda’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has, this Wednesday, issued a statement announcing postponement of the much awaited Rwanda Day event that was supposed to take place in Bonn, Germany on August 24. Rwanda Day is platform which gives Rwandans an opportunity to raise issues that need attention of each and every Rwandan.…
National
Rwanda Scores B+ in S&P Global Rating but Remains Warned over Ebola Threat
August,12 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_34049" align="alignnone" width="1200"] According to S&P, Rwanda's outlook is stable because the country is expected to continue to achieve above-average real GDP growth over the medium term[/caption] The outlook of Rwanda's economic performance remains 'stable', a latest ranking by  Standard and Poor’s (S&P) Global says. But Rwanda is also warned, that its economy could…
Economy
Rwanda Central Bank Reveals Top Consumers of its Treasury Bonds
August,09 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_5965" align="alignnone" width="775"] Entrance to the Kigali Convention Centre. This facility is among the infrastructure which necessitated treasury bond[/caption] "Central Bank Rwanda on behalf of Rwanda Government is set to issue a Treasury Bond worth Frw 15 billion to develop Rwanda's capital market industry and fund infrastructure projects. The market will be open from Monday…
Markets
Kagame in Zambia for Launch of SDGs Sub-Regional Center
August,07 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame who is also the Chairman of the board of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Centre for Africa, today arrived in Zambian capital Lusaka, where he will join his counterpart President Edgar Lungu for the launch of the SDGs Sub-Regional Centre for Southern Africa. Rwanda hosts the SDGs Center for Africa –…
Regional
Who are Eligible Investors to Take up Rwanda’s Seashore Land in Djibouti?
August,07 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

The process to have potential investors to take up the land given to Rwanda by the government of Djibouti is at the horizon, but Rwandans are yet to know who is eligible enough to take Rwanda’s investment radar to the seashore. For nearly seven years now, Rwanda’s 60 hectares of land in Djibouti remain unutilized,…
International
Kagame in Mozambique to Witness Signing of Peace Deal
August,06 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_39456" align="alignnone" width="542"] Presidents Nyusi and Kagame during a recent visit to Rwanda.[/caption] Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame is in Maputo – Mozambique to witness the signing ceremony of the final Peace and Reconciliation agreement between the Government of Mozambique and Mozambican National Resistance (Renamo) – the main opposition party. Kagame’s presence at the signing…
Regional
Rwanda Hosts Global Business Forum to Negotiate AfCFTA Deals
August,05 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Rwanda is set to host Africa’s first ever biggest investment forum in which policy makers in the Private Sector will discuss how they can jointly enter the newly established Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and court Foreign Direct Investments. The forum, dubbed the Golden Business Forum, will take place at Rwanda’s Radisson Blu and…
Regional
Rwanda Police Peacekeepers Conclude Mission in Haiti, But their Legacy Remains
August,04 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

At exactly 9:45am (Kigali time) on Sunday, August 4, a UN plane carrying 140 Rwanda National Police Officers touched down at Kigali International Airport (KIA). The officers had returned home - after a year long deployment in Haiti for peacekeeping mission. Upon disembarking the plane, the officers, led by their Deputy Commander, SSP Edward Kizza,…
International
UPDATED: Rwanda-DRC Border Operational
August,01 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

  The border connecting Rwanda and Eastern DR Congo city of Goma returned to normal on Thursday afternoon, following reports that it temporarily closed over Ebola fears. Earlier today, thousands of Rwandans in Rubavu district reportedly woke up to advise by officials not to cross the busiest border - prompting massive reactions. However, Rwanda's Health…
Regional
Who Are 500 Rwandan Children Remaining in Orphanages?
July,31 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_39172" align="alignnone" width="700"] SOS children at Kigali Convention Centre where the organization officials celebrated holidays with them[/caption] A walk around several Rwandan orphanages today, one notices two things; silence or sounds of Children in classrooms. Yet, some months ago, you could hear crying children as young as 2-year-olds. This is the story that has…
Society
Rwanda, Burundi and DRC Sign Deal to Kick Off Construction of Joint $700M Power Project
July,30 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

The governments of Rwanda, Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have signed a tripartite deal that marks official launch of construction works for a $700 million joint Hydropower project. The project, dubbed 'RusiziIII' Hydropower is expected to generate up to 230 MW, with total cost expected to range between $644 and $700 million, according to…
Regional
Tags: EAC Deals
You Could Be Suffering From Deadly Hepatitis, But How Treatable Are You?
July,30 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

A family in Kigali is planning burial arrangements for their loved one, a man in his thirties who died of a silent killer last week. Burial is scheduled tomorrow. A grief engulfed the relatives of that family when mysterious death claimed the young man who had tied the knot a couple of months earlier. He…
National
Kagame in Nigeria For Mega Entrepreneurship Forum
July,26 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

President Kagame on Friday arrived in Nigeria's capital Abuja, for the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Forum. The annual forum brings together over 5,000 entrepreneurs from across Africa. Five years ago, Nigerian billionaire Tony Elumelu launched $100 million fund to support 10,000 Startups and young entrepreneurs from across all the 54 African Countries – strictly for Africans based in Africa.…
Regional
Rwanda’s Tax Body Introduces Harsh Penalties for Smugglers
July,25 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

If you are a driver and plans to smuggle goods in a vehicle, you risk to lose your future and that of the vehicle owner, Rwanda Revenue Authority warned. The country's tax body has introduced harsh penalties to smugglers of goods within the country. The penalties, according to RRA's statement issued on Thursday, include forfeiting…
Economy
Rwanda is Ebola-Free, Says WHO Chief
July,25 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_39004" align="alignnone" width="1040"] Ebola screening at Rubavu stadium - November 2018[/caption] Rwanda has made tremendous strides to remain an "Ebola-free" country despite the outbreak claiming lives in its neighbourhood for over a year now, World Health Organisation (WHO) chief Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said. Last week, a woman who was fishmonger from DRC died of Ebola…
International
Volkswagen Reviews ‘Move Ride’ Service After Customer Complaints
July,24 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_31893" align="alignnone" width="2048"] Volkswagen assembly plant in Rwanda was launched in 2018. Some shortfalls are being reported in the 'Move' service[/caption] "Hey there, your Move Ride is here. Hop in and enjoy your ride," a text message from Volkswagen Rwanda drops into Innocent Karenzi's Samsung Smartphone. He had requested for a ride by "Move"…
Companies
Kagame, Prince of Wales Hold Talks in UK as Rwanda Prepares to Host Commonwealth Gathering
July,23 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Rwanda's President Paul Kagame on Tuesday met and held talks with His Highness Charles Philip Arthur George - the Prince of Wales. The two met at Highgrove House in Gloucestershire where they discussed the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) that will be hosted by Rwanda in June 2020, according to office of President Paul Kagame. In…
International
Tags: CHOGM
Celebrating Rwanda’s Big Cats’ Rebirth of Lions in Akagera Park
July,21 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Between 1990 to 1994, Akagaera National Park went silent. Not even heavy roars from the world's BIG cats - the lions, could be heard any more. They had sensed the worst danger ever. Only disturbing gunshots and heavy ammunition had become the story of the day. This time, not only human beings were under attack,…
National
The Pay Cheque for Rwanda’s Diplomats, State Ministers
July,19 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

On July 15, news broke out that President Paul Kagame, in a mini reshuffle, appointed diplomats to several Rwandan Embassies and High Commissions. The news, which was announced on State broadcaster RBA before spreading like wildfire, attracted several debates especially on Social media. Among those names that were mostly talked about include Eng. Jean de…
National
Dev’t Bank of Rwanda Kicks off a Campaign to Recover Rwf22.9Bn Students’ Loan
July,18 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

From 2000 to 2004, Chantal Jeanne Ujeneza - Deputy Commissioner General of Rwanda Correctional Services (RCS) enrolled at the then National University of Rwanda (current University of Rwanda) on a government bursary. After completion of her Univeristy, Ujeneza proceeded with a master's degree course abroad. She later did a second master's degree in Security Studies…
Companies
No More Cheque Compensation Technology Breakdown – Central Bank
July,17 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

After several operation breakdown, Rwanda's Central Bank says it has fixed issues that previously affected its cheque compensation technology or ‘Cheque Truncation System (CTS)’ that cuts down time spent for a cheque to move from the paying bank to another. In March last year, Central Bank launched the system which financial institutions immediately used. However,…
Economy
Angola, DRC to Facilitate Uganda-Rwanda Dialogue
July,12 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

The republic of Angola and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will work together to facilitate a dialogue between Rwanda and Uganda after bilateral relations between the two neighbouring countries went sour, KT Press has reliably learnt. “As far as the bilateral relations between the republic of Rwanda and the republic of Uganda are concerned, the…
Regional
Rwanda Gets Full Support Ahead of “Expensive” CHOGM Gathering in Kigali
July,11 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_38562" align="alignnone" width="640"] President Paul Kagame meeting Queen Elizabeth during Commonwealth summit in April last year. Rwanda is the next host of the summit - June 2020[/caption] Rwanda says it is “gratified” to have received massive support from Common Wealth members including East African Community Member States as it prepares to host Commonwealth Heads…
International
Tags: CHOGM
Bank of Kigali Inks Deal with Temenos to Push its Digital Platforms
July,09 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_34991" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Dr. Diane Karusisi, BK Group CEO says the Bank's relationship with Temenos will help drive its three-year digital transformation strategy.[/caption] Bank of Kigali (BK Group Plc) has entered a deal with Temenos – a Switzerland-based global tech company specializing in banking software, to help Rwanda’s biggest financial institution in terms of…
Companies
Tags: BK
Rwanda’s Nyungwe Canopy Walkway Reopens to Visitors
July,09 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Barely two months of temporary closure – the management of Nyungwe National Park which runs its most visited Canopy walkway, has announced it reopened to visitors. On May 21, Rwanda Development Board (RDB) had issued a statement saying the Canopy walkway – the second most expensive service offered in the park after Chimpanzee tracking, was…
International
The Journey to Niamey is Over as AfCFTA is Launched
July,07 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Rwanda's President Paul Kagame on Sunday joined other Heads of State and Government from across the continent for the 12th Extraordinary Summit of the African Union, during which the operational phase of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) was launched. It is a day Africa has been waiting for - the official launch of…
International
Kwibohora25: A Look at the New Karama Model Village Inaugurated by President Kagame
July,03 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

An exciting black Asphalt road is seen right from Nyabarongo River Bridge connecting Rwanda’s capital Kigali to South and Western Provinces. The road, visibly in its final stages, snakes through an upper hill – connecting Gitikinyoni and Nyamirambo in Kigali Sector. The 7.8km Ruliba-Karama-Nyamirambo navigable road, which meanders through the hilly Kigali sector, provides to…
National
RDF Generals Take You Through The Liberation Journey
July,02 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_38222" align="alignnone" width="1080"] The current Commissioner General of Prison George Rwigamba was among commanders in Eastern Province[/caption] It was October 1, 1990. A few meters across Kagitumba border with Uganda – which is miles away from Gabiro military barracks in Rwanda’s Eastern Province, the mood was strange. Rebels had camped at the border on…
National
Tags: RPF Battle
Kwibohora25: Does the New Look of Parliament Building Symbolize Rwanda’s Stand Today?
June,30 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Parliamentary building at nightIn almost every corner of Rwanda’s capital Kigali, one can see a white building on top of the Kimihurura hill. At night, glittering lights are seen all over this outstanding building. During the day, its whiteness overlooks the entire surrounding buildings – apart from the iconic Kigali Convention Center – just a…
National
Rwanda, Uganda and Other EAC Armed Forces in Joint Healthcare Exercise
June,29 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_38131" align="alignnone" width="640"] Ugandan military medical officer attends to babies at a hospital in Bugesera district, Eastern Rwanda. Photo: RDF[/caption] Military officers from Uganda, Rwanda and other East African Community member states of Kenya, South Sudan and Tanzania have kicked off a week-long ‘EAC Armed Forces medical outreach’ in different parts of Eastern Rwanda.…
Regional
Tags: EAC Deals
Rhinos’ New Homemates in Akagera Park
June,26 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

This week, on Monday – to be precise, Akagera National Park received new members – the five Eastern Black Rhinos. The endangered Rhinos were flown in from different Zoos across Europe. At around 4pm local time, the sedated-looking Rhinos were being offloaded trucks that had taken them to the park, where they will join 20…
International
The Dilemma of a Healthy But Disorganized Rwanda Private Sector
June,24 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Echoes of jubilation filled up Radisson Blu and Kigali Convention Center (KCC) in the capital Kigali on December 6th, 2016. It was a joyful evening. More than 2000 members of the Rwanda Private Sector Federation (PSF) were in the Center’s main auditorium, on a special mission. They shared stories of success with President Paul Kagame…
Economy
I Don’t See any Possibility of War Between Rwanda and Uganda – Kagame
June,20 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame has said he does not see any possibility of war between Rwanda and Uganda – clearing the air on rumours boiling up that it is inevitable. Relations between Rwanda and Uganda have gone sour with diplomatic tensions hitting up. Rwanda has, in several occasions, submitted complaints to Uganda over hundreds of…
International
France Makes Fresh Comeback in Cooperation with Rwanda
June,20 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_37744" align="alignnone" width="800"] Director General of the French Development Agency Rémy Rioux and State Minister in charge of Planning at Finance Ministry Dr. Claudine Uwera during a press conference on Thursday.[/caption] France has made a new bid to its development agenda with Rwanda, with fresh commitment in several areas including energy, Information and Communications…
International
Huge Boost for AfCFTA as Nigeria Nears Ratification
June,17 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

The Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) could receive a big boost before it is officially launched in July this year – following news that Nigeria – the continent’s economic power house, is reportedly finalizing the process to ratify the agreement. In March last year, fifty African countries signed the historic Africa Continental Free Trade…
International
Rwanda’s Budget Trends, Key Expenditure Priorities in Numbers
June,14 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Yesterday, Rwanda’s Finance Minister Dr. Uziel Ndagijimana presented the 2019/2020 national budget to Parliament. The Minister told lawmakers that Government plans to spend Rwf2. 8 trillion. A reflection on the data released by the Ministry through budget trends for the past 20 years, also reveals the country’s repeated steady growth. During budget presentation, the Minister…
Economy
Tags: Budget
Heavy Trucks Resume Gatuna Border Route as Uganda Deports More Rwandans
June,13 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_37465" align="alignnone" width="800"] Heavy trucks at Gatuna border[/caption] Heavy Trucks from Uganda and Kenya this week resumed crossing into Rwanda through Gatuna border post, following its temporary resumption. In March this year, Rwanda kicked off rehabilitation of its One Stop Border Post at Gatuna – which affected heavy trucks from using the busiest route…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
Blind Man’s Hurdles In the Busy Kigali Streets
June,12 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_37423" align="alignnone" width="979"] At the bank to withdraw from ATM(You will read below a photo story how he withdraws money)[/caption] Time check; 12 noon. It is a hot Monday and Jean Bosco Mugiraneza endures a scotching sun as he stands on the side of the busiest Kinamba-Nyabugogo road. For about 30 seconds, a young…
Society
Kagame in Nigeria to Share Rwanda’s Stance on Corruption
June,11 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame is in Nigeria’s capital Abuja where he is expected to speak at the country’s National Democracy Day Anti-Corruption Summit. At the invitation of his counterpart President Muhammadu Buhari, Kagame, who is in Nigeria for two days, will give insights on Rwanda’s war on corruption. Corruption index reports by Transparency International puts…
Regional
Rwanda: How Literate are Health Care Providers about Abortion?
June,10 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_37399" align="alignnone" width="640"] Medical students during a workshop at Olympic Hotel on Sunday, June 9.[/caption] Therese Mujawayezu is a 4th year medical student pursuing General Medicine at the University of Rwanda (UR). Since childhood, she has been hearing elders describe abortion as a crime, a taboo – to be precise. As a medical student…
National
Kagame Rejoices Recovery of Gabon President Ondimba
June,10 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_37387" align="alignnone" width="640"] President Ondimba receives President Kagame at Palais de la Renovation.[/caption] Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame has rejoiced “significant improvement” to the health of Gabon President Ali Bongo Ondimba who has been sick for months. The President, who visited the Western African country, met and held talks with President Ondimba at Palais de…
Regional
Rwanda-Uganda’s Gatuna Border Opens for Trial
June,10 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_37353" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Gatuna One stop border post - Rwandan side is complete[/caption] The border of Gatuna that connects Rwanda and Uganda in the Northern part of the country has been reopened, Rwanda Revenue Authority – the country’s tax body announced over the week-end. The border was closed in March this year for heavy…
Economy
We Are Proud to be Your Children: First Lady Tells Elderly Genocide Widows
June,08 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Rwanda's First Lady Jeannette Kagame on Saturday took a message of love and humility to elderly Genocide widows in Mukura Sector, Huye district in Southern Rwanda. The widows lost their husbands and children during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. In 2017, Mrs. Jeannette Kagame was in the same area to unveil hostels that now accommodate 100…
National
Tags: Elderly
Africa Faces $500Bn Gap to Fund SDGs
June,07 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_37293" align="alignnone" width="927"] Dr. Belay Begashaw, Director General of SDGs Centre for Africa[/caption] Three years after the launch of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), African governments are still short of $500 billion investment gap to fully reach the $1.2 trillion annual funding. In September 2015, the United Nations’ 2030 targets were endorsed during a high-level…
Business & Tech
180 Rwandans Trafficked in 5 Years
June,06 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_37264" align="alignnone" width="629"] Figures on the state of human trafficking in Rwanda were announced at the workshop on Combating Trafficking in Human Beings - Kigali, June 6,2019[/caption] Rwanda has warned the world that cases of human trafficking continue to rise everyday – calling for renewed efforts to combat the vice. The country is hosting…
Regional
Kagame, DRC’s Tshisekedi, Angola President Meet to Restore Peace in the Region
May,31 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

President Félix Antoine Tshisekedi of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), on Friday hosted Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame and Angola President João Lourenço to a tripartite meeting that focused on restoring regional security and enhancing economic cooperation. The meeting took place in DRC capital Kinshasa. The Great Lakes Region continues to face serious issues of rebels…
Regional
Tags: Luanda, Rwanda-Uganda Relations
Kagame in DR Congo for Bilateral Talks with President Tshisekedi
May,31 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame arrived in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)’s capital Kinshasa on Friday, where he will hold a tête a tête meeting with his counterpart President Félix Antoine Tshisekedi. President Tshisekedi and First Lady Denise Tshisekedi welcomed President Kagame to the Presidential Palace in N’Sele. President Tshisekedi later hosted President Kagame and President…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-DRC Relations
A Dream Come True: Africa Continental Free Trade Area is Officially Born
May,30 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Africans and their well wishers around the world are flooding social media in celebration of the official adoption of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). As of 29th May, Burkina Faso ratified the agreement, bringing the number of those who have ratified to 24 states. Article 23 of the AfCFTA Agreement, stipulated that the free…
Economy
How Arsenal Fans in Rwanda Endured a Disappointing Europa League Final
May,30 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

It was an emphatic night for Chelsea football club and its fans, as football life always dictates. But it was also a heart breaking night - if not a bitter one for Arsenal fans around the world and Rwanda in particular. Chelsea got the better of its English Premier League rivals to win the Europa…
Sports
Cimerwa to Lose Monopoly to Its New Competitor in December
May,29 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_36968" align="alignnone" width="640"] This Brand will have a competitor before end of this year[/caption] Cimerwa – Rwanda’s Cement manufacturing factory with over 30 years of monopoly, could lose to a new rival before end of this year. Construction works are underway for Prime Cement Ltd’s $70 million grinding plant in Musanze district in Northern…
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Rwanda Calls “Fake News” Claims Its Soldiers Killed People on Ugandan Soil
May,25 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Rwanda has refuted claims by Uganda that its soldiers crossed into Uganda and killed two people in a Friday night incident. A statement issued by Uganda's Foreign Affairs Ministry accused Rwandan soldiers of "brutal and violent act". On Saturday, Rwanda's Foreign Affairs Minister Dr. Richard Sezibera said Rwandan soldiers did not cross into Ugandan territory.…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
Kagame in South Africa for Inauguration of President-elect Ramaphosa
May,25 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Rwanda's President Kagame arrived in South Africa on Saturday to attend the Inauguration Ceremony of President-elect Cyril Ramaphosa. The inauguration ceremony, attended by other Heads of State and Government, took place at the Loftus Rugby Stadium. Held in the capital city, Pretoria, the ceremony is expected to attract over 30,000 South Africans. Heads of State…
International
Developing Story: Callixte Nsabimana Pleads Guilty to All 16 Charges
May,23 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_36827" align="alignnone" width="1032"] Nsabimana and his lawyer in Court today.[/caption] Callixte Nsabimana ‘Sankara’ – a suspected terrorist appeared at Gasabo Primary Court in Kibagabaga, Gasabo district on Thursday morning to respond to sixteen charges. He pleaded guilty to all counts. Appearing in Court with his lawyer Moise Nkundabarashi, the duo listened attentively as Prosecutors…
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Rwanda’s Prosecution Files Nsabimana Callixte “Sankara” Case to Court
May,22 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Rwanda’s Prosecution has said it submitted to court a case involving Callixte Nsabimana “Sankara” to court for arraignment. On April 30, Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) said they had “detained NSABIMANA Callixte, while processing his criminal case file. The suspect has been wanted over several offences committed on Rwandan territory including; Formation of an irregular armed…
National
Tags: Sankara
Canopy Walkway in Rwanda’s Nyungwe Park Temporarily Closed
May,21 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Local and Foreign visitors planning to enjoy the Canopy Walkway in the thick Nyungwe National Park in Western Rwanda may have to wait for nine days, Rwanda Development Board (RDB) announced on Tuesday. A public notice issued by RDB says the Canopy walkway - the second most expensive service offered in the park after Chimpanzee…
Economy
Rwanda Eyes Wider Opportunities as it Joins OECD Dev’t Center
May,21 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_36774" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Trade Minister Hakuziyaremye speaking during Rwanda's admission.[/caption] Rwanda has been admitted a member of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Development Center as its 55th member during the OECD Forum currently taking place in Paris, France. Rwanda’s accession was announced during the 5th High Level Meeting of the OECD…
International
Scholars Meet in Rwanda to Push Africa’s Move into 4th Industrial Revolution
May,20 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_36735" align="alignnone" width="640"] A panel discusses how Africa can penetrate into 4th Industrial Revolution at Radisson Blu and Convention Center in the capital Kigali.[/caption] The pace for Africa to move into the 4th Industrial Revolution remains creepy especially on skills development, African scholars warned. On Monday, Rwanda hosted the 5th Regional Forum for the…
International
Rwanda,Russia Sign Nuclear Energy Deal
May,20 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

ROSATOM Global - the Russian State-owned nuclear group has signed a deal with Rwanda to estblish nuclear science center in the country. According to Rwanda's Ministry of Infrastructure, part of the agreement signed include the roadmap for establishing Russian-Rwanda cooperation in the peaceful uses of atomic energy. On behalf of ROSATOM, the deal was signed by its…
Business & Tech
Threaten Rwanda’s Security and You Are Playing With Fire, Kagame
May,08 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_36337" align="alignnone" width="640"] President Kagame in Burera outreach May 8,2019[/caption] Anyone who seeks to threaten Rwanda’s hard won peace and security plays with fire, President Kagame has warned. The President made the remarks during a wide ranging address to the residents of Burera District. Burera is the first leg of what will be a…
National
Swedish Court Turns Down Life Sentence Appeal by Rwandan Genocide Convict
April,29 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_36091" align="alignnone" width="641"] Rukeratabaro was found guilty of Genocide crimes committed in former Cyangugu, now Rusizi district, especially at MIbirizi Parish[/caption] A Swedish Court of Appeal in the capital Stockholm has rejected appeal by genocide convict Theodore Rukeratabaro and upheld life sentence. The Genocide convict, Theodore Rukeratabaro who had obtained Swedish citizenship, is accused…
International
In Rwanda, Abusing Head of State is a Civil Matter – Kagame Insists
April,26 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has announced his stand on cases related to humiliation of public officials including the Head of State. The president said he supports a recent Supreme Court decision on decriminalization of offences related to humiliation of public officials including the Head of State. A statement released by his office on Friday, April 26,…
National
Dead Bodies from DRC Force Rwanda to Halt Activities in Lake Kivu
April,25 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_36010" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Lake Kivu where swiming, fishing has been banned[/caption] Authorities in Rubavu District in Western Province have issued a ban on any activity conducted in Lake Kivu, following 16 dead bodies from a ferry that capsized in Democratic Republic of Congo's part of Lake Kivu. Last week, a ferry capsized in Democratic…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-DRC Relations
What Emir of Qatar’s Visit Holds for Rwanda
April,23 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_35957" align="alignnone" width="640"] President Kagame and His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani – the Emir of Qatar endure the rain to see one of Rwanda's Big Five in Akagera National Park on Monday.[/caption] His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani – the Emir of Qatar has been in Rwanda on a…
International
Kwibuka25: When Lucifer Met All Devils for “Work’ in Murambi
April,21 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

It is Easter, April 21, 2019. Also called Pascha or Resurrection Sunday, the day marks a festival and holiday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. As Jesus resurrected from the dead, hope for resurrection of more than 50,000 victims of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Murambi - Nyamagabe district, remain minimal…
National
Kagame Presides over India’s Ram Katha Events in Rwanda
April,20 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

The entry of the main auditorium of Kigali Convention Center in the capital Kigali was on Saturday, April 20, full of shoes. The first impression would tell the biggest auditorium had turned into a mosque. But a different event happened. The place was the venue for the launch of next nine days of Ram Katha…
International
Works at Gatuna One Stop Border in Final Stages – Minister Sezibera
April,19 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_25202" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Kigali Gatuna road. Rehabilitation of Gatuna One Stop Border Post nears completion.[/caption] Rehabiltation works at Gatuna One Stop Border Post (OSBP) are in final stages, Rwanda's Foreign Affairs Minister Dr. Richard Sezibera said on Friday. "Visited Gatuna One Stop Border Post. Work almost complete on Rwanda side," Minister Sezibera tweeted. He,…
Regional
Kwibuk25: AfDB Honours Victims of the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi
April,18 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

With poems, videos and a riveting testimony from a former Prosecutor General of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), the African Development Bank, in collaboration with the Rwandan Embassy and the Rwandan community in Côte d’Ivoire, observed the 25th commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsis in Rwanda under the theme “Remember-Unite-Renew”.…
International
Russian Tech Mogul Kaspersky to Attend Transform Africa Summit in Rwanda
April,18 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

If you are a Rwandan Tech entrepreneur working on an antiviral program, Russian billionaire Eugene Kaspersky will be in Kigali for tips next month. The billionaire founder of Kaspersky antiviral programs will attend and speak at this year’s 5th Transform Africa Summit (TAS) due in Rwanda’s capital Kigali next month. Eugene Kaspersky graduated from the…
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Transform Africa Summit: Mozilla Top Official Expected in Kigali
April,17 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Mozilla Corporation’s Chief Open Innovation Officer Katharina Bochert will attend the 5th Transform Africa Summit to be held in Kigali, Rwanda, organisers confirmed to KT Press. “We are pleased to announce that Mozilla Corporation’s Chief Open Innovation Officer Katharina Bochert will be speaking at the 5th Transform Africa Summit to be held in Kigali, Rwanda,”…
International
More Business Deals as RwandAir Launches Kinshasa Flights
April,17 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

It was a fanfare moment on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 as passengers boarded the plane as Rwanda’s Carrier RwandAir launched its maiden direct flight to Kinshasa in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). “Mbote Kinshasa! Le jour est enfin arrivé! Notre vol inaugural vient de décoller de l'Aéroport International de Kigali vers l'Aéroport International de Ndjili.”…
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Rwanda Announces Reforms in Construction Sector
April,15 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_28912" align="alignnone" width="873"] Construction of Busanza village which was proposed for Kibiraro and Kangondo slums[/caption] The City of Kigali and its stakeholders have announced new plans to reduce bureaucracy in issuance of construction permits in a push to raise the bar for Rwanda’s Doing Business ranking. The 2019 World Bank Doing Business Report ranked…
Economy
Kagame Recalls Vivid Memories of ‘Blood-stained’ Rwanda
April,12 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame believes that the use of word “scratch” in defining where Rwanda started from 25 years ago after the Genocide against the Tutsi, ‘is even an understatement’. “The country came to its knees. It was total devastation. No private sector functioning, no government services…just blood flowing across the country. So we started…
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Diplomats Reflect on UN Failure to Stop the Genocide
April,11 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

D'Artagnan Habintwali was living with family of nine children in Butare town (current Huye district in Southern Rwanda), at a time when young boys and men were mainly being hunted to be killed by Hutu militias during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. On April 21, 1994, the family went to hide at Hutu neigbours'…
International
Drowned Thrice in a River: The Wailing Story of a Genocide Survivor
April,10 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_35536" align="alignnone" width="717"] Fébronie Dusangiyihirwe miraculously survived the Genocide against the Tutsi[/caption] She smiles when answering questions. You could ask why – since most of her answers shock the interviewer. Even standing near a genocide memorial site, she keeps a calm face – visibly not over taken by despair. She, however, carries a strong…
National
Prince Charles Expected in Rwanda
April,10 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Prince Charles of the British Royal family has announced he will visit Rwanda next year, in a letter sent to President Paul Kagame as part of joining Rwandans in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the genocide againt the Tutsi. On April 7, Rwandans started commemoration events - reflecting on the journey the country has…
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Tags: CHOGM
Holocaust and Genocide against the Tutsi: Rwandans in Israel Hold Kwibuka25
April,09 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

In a similar feeling, Rwandans living in Israel were joined by their friends and officials from Israel government in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the genocide against the Tutsi. Both countries share similar worst human calamities of the 20th Century – the Holocaust and the Genocide against the Tutsi. The commemoration event held at…
National
Resounding Memories of 10 Belgian Soldiers Killed During Genocide Against the Tutsi
April,09 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

TAPS’ were quietly performed by a military band and could be heard all over the Kigali Convention and Exhibition Village (KCEV) in Rwanda’s capital Kigali on Monday, April 8. Not for a Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) ceremony – but to join Belgium government to salute 10 Belgian commandos killed in the 1994 Genocide against the…
International
Tags: Rwanda-Belgium Relations
East African Community is in Good Health – Kagame
April,08 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame has said that the East African Community (EAC) which he currently chairs ‘is in good health’ despite ongoing sour relations between Rwanda, Uganda and Burundi. On Monday, Kagame met members of local and international media at a press conference held as part of 25th commemoration of the genocide against the Tutsi.…
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Tags: EAC Deals
25 Years of Remembrance: Rwanda Starts Genocide Commemoration Events
April,05 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

On April 4, Rwandans and friends of Rwanda kicked off  official commemoration of the Genocide - on the 25th anniversary. The series of events kicked off with a 2-day International conference, attracting over 500 participants, including scholars and policymakers from all over the world discussing Rwanda's remarkable progress despite the worst past the country went…
International
BK Group Increases Three Folds its Unsecured Loans
April,04 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_23461" align="alignnone" width="640"] BK Group headquarters [/caption] Clients of Bank of Kigali Plc. wishing to apply for unsecured loans have been given a big boost – as the bank moved the offer from Rwf10 million to Rwf30 million. Eligible applicants must be the bank’s clients requesting the loan amount not exceeding 12 times of one’s…
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Carl Wilkens: The Only American Who Stayed in Rwanda During the Genocide
April,03 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Enduring a scotching sun on Wednesday afternoon, April 3, Carl Wilkens stands near the Kigali main roundabout in the Central Business District (CBD). He looks up in excitement. No wonder, the sparkling city of Kigali with its magnificent buildings attract Wilken’s attention. The look is different compared to 25 years back, he says. But before…
National
Gambia Seals 22 Needed Ratifications for CFTA Agreement to Be Operational
April,02 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_35146" align="alignnone" width="2048"] Gambia President Adama Barrow signing AfCFTA agreement in Kigali, March 21 last year. His Parliament approved Ratification of the agreement on Tuesday.[/caption] The road to Niamey – Niger has been cleared for the official launch of the much-awaited Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). The Parliament of The Gambia on Monday…
International
Genocide is More Than Bad -Judge Carmel Agius
April,01 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Judge Carmel Agius - President of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (UNIRMCT) has written a moving message in the guest book at Kigali Genocide Memorial - resting place to more than 250,000 victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. Judge Agius is in Rwanda for a working visit. This morning, he visited…
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Judge Carmel Agius Expected in Rwanda
March,31 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Judge Carmel Agius - President of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (UNIRMCT) will tomorrow arrive in Rwanda and hold talks with Rwanda's Justice Minister Johnston Busingye. Agius who replaced American Judge Theodor Meron 88, in January this year, is also expected to visit Kigali Genocide Memorial - resting place to over 250,000 victims of…
National
BK Group Posts $30M Net Profit in 2018 as it Targets $1Bn Mark
March,28 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_34991" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Dr Diane Karusisi BK Group CEO[/caption] Bank of Kigali (BK Group Plc) Rwanda's only cross-listed has announced a $30.7 million (Rwf27.4 billion) profit after tax in 2018 - few months after the lender cross-listed on the Nairobi Bourse. Announcing the results on Thursday, March 28, BK Group Chief Executive Officer Dr. Diane Karusisi told…
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University Students Win Capital Market Challenge Awards
March,28 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

The third, second and first teams from Universities and higher institutions were awarded this year's Rwf800,000, Rwf 1.2 million and Rwf 1.5 million of this year's edition of Capital Market Authority challenge. At a colourful ceremony held at Kigali Serena Hotel in the capital Kigali on Wednesday night, Katlego Betsi Paakanyo, Sincere Izabayo and Francis…
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Experts Warn Floods Could Turn Rwanda Dry
March,25 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Experts on water sources have warned that temporary floods that have been experienced in Rwanda especially during rain season could eventually turn the country into a total desert. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) held a conference in Rwanda's capital Kigali to assess the impact of climate change, water sources and scientific…
National
BK Group, European Bank Ink Rwf 30Bn Deal to Fund Business in Rwanda
March,25 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_34912" align="alignnone" width="1080"] BK Group Chief Executive Officer Dr. Diane Karusisi and Ambroise Fayolle, Vice President of the European Investment Bank signing the agreement.[/caption] Bank of Kigali (BK Group Plc) has entered a deal with European Investment Bank (EIB) to finance several business investment in Rwanda. The deal, signed on the margins of the…
Business & Tech
Uganda Land Locking Rwanda – Kagame
March,25 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_34881" align="alignnone" width="961"] President Paul Kagame at Africa CEO forum[/caption] Uganda continues to politicize the ongoing integration in Africa – particularly land locking Rwanda – its immediate neighhbour, President Paul Kagame told a business forum in the capital Kigali on Monday. Kagame was speaking at a panel on economic integration alongside President Sahle-Work Zewde…
Economy
Struggling Parents of Children with Autism Receive ‘Caregiver’ Training
March,23 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Illuminée Gahongayire is a mother of a 10-year-old son with Autism - a mental disorder that attacks Children above two years of age. Four years ago, Gahongayire's son was kicked out of school during his nursery two level. Teachers at the school accused him of being disobedient and rude towards his peers. He could sometimes…
National
Rwanda’s Real GDP Growth Accelerated to 8.6% in 2018 – Says IMF  
March,22 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_34045" align="alignnone" width="1280"] Cogebanque, one of the leading commercial activities in the country[/caption] Rwanda’s economy expanded by 8.6 percent in 2018 as a result of robust performance of all sectors of the economy, International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Friday.The country continues to register notable progress in sustaining high and inclusive growth, Laura Redifer,…
Economy
World TB Day: How is Rwanda Dealing with the Silent Killer?
March,21 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Tomorrow, Friday 22, Ministry of Health officials will join residents at Remera-Rukoma hospital in Kamonyi district, Southern Rwanda to celebrate World TB Day – the most dangerous disease killing over a million around the world every year. The day is designed to build public awareness that tuberculosis today remains an epidemic in much of the…
International
Kagame Courts Angola to Do Business with Rwanda
March,21 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame has told leaders in Angola that the two countries share a lot in common and hence the need to work together to transform their people. Kagame concluded a two-day working visit to Angola – known as one of the mineral and oil-rich countries in Africa. Speaking during a joint press conference…
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Kagame In Angola for Talks with President Lourenço
March,20 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_34768" align="alignnone" width="873"] President Paul Kagame and his Angolan counterpart João Lourenço during inauguration of the latter in 2017[/caption] Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame today arrived in Angola’s capital Luanda for a two-day working visit. Kagame’s office reported that the President will hold talks with his counterpart President João Lourenço. The two last met in…
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Rwanda Development Board Kicks off Training of Local Birding Guides
March,16 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

A training exercise organized for 35 local birding guides has started today in an aim to improve the bird watching experience in Rwanda. Led by British expert birder Malcolm Wilson, the guides will be trained on bird watching techniques, photography, ringing, breeding biology, tourism and presentation. Each local guide received bird watching books and a…
National
Rwanda’s Economy Registers 8.6% Growth, Higher than Expected
March,15 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_13165" align="alignnone" width="909"] Rwanda has adopted Irrigation to improve agriculture production and food security[/caption] Rwanda’s economy grew by 8.6% in 2018 – a build-up of 10.4% registered in the first quarter, 6.8% for second quarter and 7.7% for third quarter. The fourth quarter registered a 9.6% growth, Finance Minister Dr. Uziel Ndagijimana said on…
Economy
Ringing Alarm Bells: 9 out of 10 Disabled Children Have No Access to Education
March,15 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

A minute-long bell rang at a breath-taking hill in Rusiga sector of Rulindo district in Northern Rwanda. The hill is home to Groupe Scolaire Rukinga – an inclusive primary and secondary school. “Welcome to G.S Rukinga – an inclusive school” is a rare gesture to regular visitors of so many schools in Rwanda. But at…
Society
Rwanda Mourns Victims of New Zealand Terror Attack
March,15 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Rwanda has extended its deepest condolences to the bereaved families of the victims of a terror attack that claimed 49 people in New Zealand. One heavily armed shooter mowed down Muslim worshippers during prayers on Friday – killing 49 people in two New Zealand mosques. The terrorist massacred victims while broadcasting a horrific live stream…
International
Rwanda Sends Safety Alert on Boeing 737-Max8 on its Airspace
March,15 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_34501" align="alignnone" width="667"] A Boeing 737 - Max 8[/caption] Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority has issued a safety and operational directive on Boeing 737-8 Max and Boeing 737-9 Max. In a statement yesterday, the institution prohibited pilots and aircraft operators of the said aircraft  to conduct any flights in the airspace of Rwanda "with immediate…
Economy
Send Us Back To School – Teen Mothers
March,14 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_34485" align="alignnone" width="2407"] Burera district teen mothers[/caption] It was a jovial mood in Burera district in northern Rwanda as 90 women who were prematurely impregnated while in school, announced their return. The district has suffered massive number of school dropouts mostly as a result of unwanted pregnancy among teenage girls. In the past 2…
Society
Details on Dead Body Discovered Near Gishwati Forest Emerge
March,11 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Rwanda Police and Rwanda Investigations Bureau (RIB) have said that a team of experts has been dispatched to Rutsiro district, Western Province to ascertain the cause of the death of a 30-year-old man whose body was discovered near Gishwati forest. On March 9, at exactly 6 am, a security guard working with ISCO – a…
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Kenya’s President Kenyatta Arrives in Rwanda for Working Visit
March,11 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta arrived in Rwanda on Monday for a working visit. On arrival at Kigali International Airport, President Kenyatta was received by Rwanda's Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr. Richard Sezibera. President Kenyatta later headed to Rwanda Defence Force Combat Training Centre in Gabiro (Gatsibo District) in Eastern Province, where he met President Paul Kagame who…
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Tags: Rwanda-Kenya Relations
Kagame Mourns Victims of Ethiopian Plane Crash
March,10 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_34306" align="alignnone" width="980"] FILE PHOTO: An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX[/caption] Rwanda's President Paul Kagame has sent heartfelt condolences to families of the victims of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed on Sunday morning on its way from Addis Ababa to Nairobi, Kenya. "Our heartfelt condolences to the families and loved ones of those…
International
Kagame Directs Gov’t to Withdraw Shares From CIMERWA
March,09 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

In a highly-worded request, President Paul Kagame has said that Rwanda government is only absorbing loss in Cimerwa - Rwanda's Cement factory and directed withdrawal of government shares. “This factory does not even make a quarter of the cement needed,” Kagame said at the ongoing National Leardership Retreat Umwiherero. In 2012, South African cement giant…
Companies
Building a Dream Home: Could You Do It Without a Mortgage Loan?  
March,07 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_34086" align="alignnone" width="664"] residential building in Kigali[/caption] Ten years ago, the world almost turned dark. It was hit by a financial crisis – the worst since the world’s Great Depression of 1929. At the time, people especially in the United States of America and Europe, had surrendered their whole lives to banks. They were…
Society
Tags: Infrastructure Project
Kigali’s Skyline: What Does it Offer?
March,06 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

In a seemingly sparkling difference, two pictures appeared on social media showing Kigali’s former Cartier Mateus (now Central Business District) in 1918 and the one of 2019 – or 101 years later, to be precise. In normal circumstances, a century goes with so many projects in all capital cities – or go by “Rome wasn’t…
Companies
Tags: Infrastructure Project
Here Are the Roads Leading Rwanda Straight to ‘Vision’ 2020
March,06 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

It is just ten months to the year when Rwanda swore, it would have become a middle income economy. Looking at the checklist, success was registered across sectors and so were some failures. The ups and downs of the vision is a story for another day. However, if 2020 was tomorrow, as far as road…
Special Reports
Tags: Infrastructure Project
RNC Issue not with South Africa – Minister Sezibera
March,05 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Rwanda's Foreign Affairs Minister Dr. Richard Sezibera has said that the acts of Rwanda National Congress (RNC) - a group accused of distabilising Rwanda are supported by some individuals and not South Africa. According to Minister Sezibera, "some of these groups act in a manner that simply gives them the voice through activities around several…
International
There is No Additional Troop Deployment on Our Borders – Foreign Minister Sezibera
March,05 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_33969" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Minister Sezibera speaking to journalists on Tuesday[/caption] Rwanda's Foreign Affairs Minister Dr. Richard Sezibera has refuted media reports suggesting that the country has deployed additional troops along Ugandan border. On February 28, Rwanda Revenue Authority - the country's tax body announced a temporary closure of Gatuna One Stop Border Post -…
Regional
Rwanda, Israel Firm Ink $66M to Develop Gabiro Agribusiness Hub
March,04 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Government through Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has signed $ 66.5 million (Approximately Rwf60 billion) deal to develop 5,600-hectare agricultural project in Eastern Province. The deal, according to RDB, is a joint venture with Netafim – an Israeli irrigation technology firm, for the development of the Gabiro Agribusiness Hub Project (GAHP). The GAHP aims to create…
Economy
Capital Market Authority Tables Rwf4M for University Students
March,03 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Rwanda's Capital Market Authority (CMA) has put Rwf4 million up for grabs to University students who can win its market challenge. The 6th edition of the annual Capital Market University Challenge kicked off on Friday this week - attracting at least 700 students across Universities. The Challenge which runs from 1st to 29th March 2019,…
Markets
Pressure Mounts on Volkswagen Rwanda as Demand for Vehicles Soars
March,01 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_33902" align="alignnone" width="4128"] VW drivers wait outside Park Inn Hotel during official launch of the company's Move Ride service on Friday.[/caption] Eight months into the Rwandan market, Volkswagen (VW) Mobility Solutions Rwanda could already be one of the most successful companies. Senior managers at the company told KT Press that the shift in demand…
Companies
Rwanda Given 10-Year Grace Period on One Web Satellite Deal
February,28 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Wednesday night, six satellites were lifted off aboard a Russian-made Soyuz rocket from the edge of the Amazon jungle in South America to kick off a series of at least 21 planned launches to deploy One Web’s global Internet network. Rwanda became the only African country to benefit from the first launch of the project…
International
Tags: Satellite
Phew: Rwanda Made It! First Satellite Launched to Connect Remote Schools to the Internet
February,28 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

It was history made on Friday night, February 27, as Rwanda launched the first ever Satellite in its skies to connect schools with internet across its remote parts of the country. At exactly 23:37 (local time), Rwandans waited with excitement as the Satellite was launched live on state broadcaster - Rwanda Television. KT Press had…
National
Rwanda Launches Satellite to Connect Remote Schools to Internet
February,27 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_33801" align="alignnone" width="1080"] The satellite to be launched[/caption] At exactly 23h37 local time, all eyes will be on the national television as Rwanda and telecommunication giant One Web will launch the first ever Satellite that will connect remote schools to the internet. The global Satellite named ‘Icyerekezo’ is a symbol of Rwanda’s commitment to…
Technology
Tags: Satellite
Companies Listed on Rwandan Bourse Receive ‘Smart’ Reporting Tools
February,26 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Local and foreign companies listed on the Rwandan bourse could start gaining more investor trust. Rwanda’s Capital Market Authority (CMA), International Finance Corporation(IFC) in partnership with the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchange, on Tuesday advanced an effort to improve integrated reporting and disclosure practices and strengthen environmental, social, and governance (ESG) disclosure and reporting requirements…
Markets
In Southern Rwanda, Kagame Discusses Relation with Neighbours, Poverty and Development
February,26 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame on Monday evening met and discussed several issues with opinion leaders in Southern Province. In a meeting that took place in Huye district, the President addressed a number of issues including security, relations with neighbours; Rwanda's development path as well as how leaders can tackle poverty, among others. Kagame travels to the…
National
Kagame Meets Leaders in ‘Poorly Performing’ Southern Province
February,25 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_33611" align="alignnone" width="2048"] President Kagame visits the largest commercial building in Huye district: the Smart Taxi Park Complex - Southern Province in April 12, 2015. Despite mega projects such as this, the Province lagged behind in the previous imihigo.[/caption] President Paul Kagame arrived in Huye District of Southern Province today and will this evening…
National
Senior Six National Exam Results out Tomorrow
February,20 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_30484" align="alignnone" width="2400"] Students reading their papers. Tomorrow Mineduc will present results of 2018[/caption] The Ministry of Education (Mineduc) will tomorrow, February 21 release the 2018 senior six (A Level) examination results – following impressive performance in the previous year. The Ministry says the results to be released include General Education, Teacher Training Colleges…
National
100 Ugandan Teachers Found in Rwanda With No Working Permits
February,20 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_33436" align="alignnone" width="595"] Children in class. Ugandan teachers will need o find legal documents to stay in Rwandan classes[/caption] At least 108 Ugandans teaching in different schools in Nyagatare district in Eastern part of Rwanda have been found without resident permits and given one week to process them or face legal action. On top…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
First Rwandan Cable Car for 2025
February,20 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_8058" align="alignnone" width="850"] Cable car would make access to mount Karisimbi summit easy[/caption] By 2025, Rwandans and visitors could start navigating the capital Kigali on aerial cable cars – saving them from growing traffic issues in land transport means. Despite injecting 80% of its annual budget to expand infrastructure projects such as road network,…
Economy
Rwanda Readiness to Contain Ebola Outbreak at 84% – Kagame
February,15 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_31470" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Simulation exercise at Rwanda Military hospital last year[/caption] [caption id="attachment_31469" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Simulation exercise at Rwanda military hospital last year[/caption] In response to World Health Organisation’s Regulations, President Paul Kagame has said that Rwanda increased its level of preparedness against any possible deadly Ebola outbreak from neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo…
International
BPR Reduces Base Rate by 2% as Money Market Stabilises
February,15 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

    [caption id="attachment_33329" align="alignnone" width="2784"]  BPR headquarters[/caption] Banque Populaire du Rwanda Plc (BPR)  – Rwanda’s largest retail bank on Friday announced a reduction of its base lending rate from the current annual 16.5% to 14.5%.  The bank said in a statement that the new rate comes into effect from 01 March 2019, but noted…
Markets
Volkswagen Rwanda to Launch its “Move” Service Next Month
February,15 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

    New taxicab transport service that is set to bring latest generation of mobility solution and to bridge existing gaps in the sector will be launched in Kigali next month. VW Move by Volkswagen (VW) Rwanda, the new service already operational will be officially unveiled on March 1, 2019, according to company’s communication team.…
National
Once A Refugee Himself, Kagame Explains Why Reconciliation was Inevitable
February,13 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_33298" align="alignnone" width="1076"] President Paul Kagame with Milken Institute Chairperson Mike Milken in Abu Dhabi[/caption]   Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame has said that one of the factors that has pushed reconciliation drive among Rwandans was having passed through hardships including living refugee life. “I grew up in a refugee camp where I spent over…
International
RRA Surpasses Revenue Targets in the First Quarter of 2019
February,12 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) says it collected Rwf666.0 billion worth revenues in the first six months (July-Dec 2018) of the financial year or Rwf111 billion monthly revenues collected – representing 100.8% mark (Rwf5.6 billion) above the Rwf660.4 billion target. Addressing the media on Tuesday to present performance results for semester one, RRA Commissioner General Pascal…
Economy
Kagame to Deliver Lecture on Rwanda’s Tourism, Agriculture at Top Global Summit
February,12 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame will today, February 12, 2019, share Rwanda’s Tourism and Agriculture achievements to over 4000 participants including Heads of State and Government from over 100 countries. Kagame will be speaking at the World Government Summit in the United Arab Emirates city of Dubai – a forum dedicated to ‘shaping the future of governments’…
International
Kagame’s AU Chairmanship Ends; Hands Over to Abdul Fattah Al-Sisi of Egypt
February,10 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame on Sunday, February 10, officially handed over the African Union Chairmanship to President Abdul Fattah Al-Sisi of Egypt during the opening ceremony of the 32nd Ordinary Session of Assembly of the African Union. At a colourful ceremony held in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, Kagame paid tribute to fellow Heads of State and…
Regional
Kagame Outlines Key Indicators to Improve Health Sector in Africa
February,09 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_33193" align="alignnone" width="1080"] President Kagame meets with António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations ahead of the 32nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly the African Union.[/caption] President Paul Kagame has said that Africa has made tremendous strides to promote the health sector, but added that the continent still has a long way to go…
Regional
Kagame to Handover AU Chairmanship
February,09 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_21240" align="alignnone" width="1500"] President Paul Kagame giving his acceptance speech at the African Union GA January 28th.[/caption] President Paul Kagame and serving Chairperson of the African Union arrived in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, on Saturday where he is expected handover rotational chairmanship of the African Union. This afternoon, President Kagame is expected to chair…
Regional
Rwanda’s Accountants Body Targets to Produce 5000 Technicians in 5 Years
February,09 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

The Institute of Certified Accountants of Rwanda (iCPAR) says it has launched a quest to produce 5000 world-class accountant technicians. The ratio of professional accountants in Rwanda is still wanting. As of 2017, there was only one professional accountant for every 30,250 Rwandans. As a result, every auditor General's report exposes  cases of poor accountability in…
Economy
Big Projects Push Rwanda’s Import Bill by 9.5%
February,07 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_6757" align="alignnone" width="924"] Current Artistic Impression of Bugesera International Airport (BIA)[/caption] The ongoing huge projects that Rwanda is currently executing have pushed the country’s trade deficit by 9.5%, Central Bank Governor John Rwangombwa said while announcing quarterly economic outlook. Rwangombwa said that construction of $818 million Bugesera International Airport in Eastern Province, $350 million…
Economy
New Rwf500-1000 Notes Out Next Week
February,07 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_33093" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Central Bank Governor John Rwangombwa displays new Rw500 and Rwf1000 notes as Deputy Governor Dr. Monique Nsanzabaganwa looks on. The new notes will be in circulation next week.[/caption] The Central Bank has announced that the newly printed Rwf500 and Rwf1000 notes that were printed will be out on the market next…
Economy
Individual Investor in Gov’t T-Bonds Registers 10% Growth
February,06 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(1)

[caption id="attachment_33076" align="alignnone" width="513"] Professor Thomas Kigabo, Chief economist central bank[/caption] The number of individual investors in government-issued treasury bonds has grown from 0 to 10%, Central Bank Chief Economist, Prof. Thomas Kigabo says. A Treasury bond (T-bond) is a common choice among investors with low-risk tolerances or a focus on generating income. For the…
Markets
First Lady Jeannette Kagame Shares Rwanda’s Story at U.S. National Prayer Breakfast
February,05 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

The First Lady, Mrs. Jeannette Kagame has told a gathering at a National Prayer Breakfast in Washington D.C, that the post-1994 Genocide against Tutsi Rwanda was a hard journey to walk, but "staying together" was a core solution to success. Mrs. Kagame was delivering the opening remarks at an event entitled "Reconciliation: Rwandan Sisters" which…
International
PM Ngirente Challenges INTERPOL on Curbing Illicit Financial Flows
February,05 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Rwanda’s Prime Minister Dr. Edourd Ngirente has called upon the International Police body (Interpol) to intervene in curbing Illicit Financial flows which continue to eat up Africa. While Africa’s tax to GDP ratio is below 18%, the continent loses over $50 billion annually in illicit financial flows. Elsewhere, it is estimated that developing countries lose…
International
Central Bank to Release Monetary Policy Statement under New Framework
February,05 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_22234" align="alignnone" width="633"] Rwanda Central Bank[/caption] Rwanda’s Central Bank will this Thursday, February 7, release the quarterly Monetary Policy and Financial Stability Statement – this time under a new ‘Interest rate – oriented’ monetary policy framework. The old ‘Price Based Monetary Policy Framework’ no longer suits Central Bank’s capability and modern trends. “This is…
Economy
Rwanda, Energy Firm Ink $400M Deal to Extract Natural Gas
February,05 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_9256" align="alignnone" width="800"] The KivuWatt Methane Gas Plant on Lake Kivu. The new project will solve cooking gas problem[/caption] In its quest to cut down on natural gas import bill, Rwanda government through Rwanda Mines, Petroleum and Gas Board (RMB, and Rwanda Development Board (RDB) signed a deal with Gasmeth Energy Limited that will…
Economy
Tags: Cooking Gas
Kagame Calls for Deeper Solidality as He Takes Over EAC Chairmanship
February,01 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_32926" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Kagame speaks at EAC[/caption] President Paul Kagame has told fellow Heads of State of the East African Community that nothing should hold back the regional block, regardless of challenges faced. At the 2th ordinary summit of the regional block, Kagame took over EAC chairmanship from his Ugandan counterpart President Yoweri Museveni.…
Regional
Tags: EAC
BDF Unveils Rwf11Bn to Fund Projects for University Graduates
January,31 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Rwanda Business Development Fund (BDF) will this year double funding for small and medium projects with a focus on projects proposal from fresh school graduates. During a press briefing on Thursday, January 31, 2019, BDF announced plans to support 4826 projects worth Rwf11.5 billion this year, compared to 2083 bankable projects worth over Rwf11 billion last…
Economy
Untold Story of Irembo, Rwanda’s One Stop Centre for Gov’t Services
January,31 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_32870" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Irembo platform[/caption] In the early 2000s, Onesphore Mpakaniye, 70, used to walk 10 kilometers from Ngarama Sector in Gatsibo District in Eastern Province to process travel documents at former Murambi Commune offices (current Kiramuruzi Sector). To get to the local administration location on time, Mpakaniye would leave his home in Ngarama…
Economy
RwandAir, Amadeus Partner to Strengthen Customer Service
January,30 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_25100" align="alignnone" width="700"] RwandAir Maiden Flight to Cape Town last year[/caption] Rwanda's National carrier RwandAir, has announced a partnership deal with world class passenger service solution giant Amadeus to provide world class customer service. In a communique issued on Wednesday, RwandAir said the deal will help carrier "to adopt technology that will allow its…
Companies
Prime Minister Launches Skol’s Packaging Line as it Expands 25% Market Share
January,29 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_32784" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Prime Minister Dr. Edourd Ngirente tours the new Skol's packaging line.[/caption] Rwanda’s Prime Minister Dr. Edouard Ngirente has said that Skol Ltd’s continued expansion favours the country’s ambitious plan to increase export’s base by 17% annually. Skol Brewery Ltd – a subsidiary of Belgium-based UNIBRA, owned 100% by the family Relecom,…
Companies
Are Rwandan Teachers Getting Richer?
January,29 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_32789" align="alignnone" width="717"] A teacher in class[/caption] On Monday, January 28, a cabinet meeting chaired by President Paul Kagame approved a 10% increase for teachers’ salaries. Those to benefit from an upward shift in monthly earnings are primary and secondary school teachers from public and government-aided schools. The new salaries will be effective in…
Society
Tags: Private Schools
How UK-Based Rwandan Wants to Connect His Home Village to UK Schools
January,28 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_32662" align="alignnone" width="4128"] Members of the foundation and beneficiaries after awarding best teachers on Sunday. The organisation pays insurance to local needy communities.[/caption] Between 1975 to 1984, Aloys Manzi - a Rwandan now living in United Kingdom, was a small boy studying and living in Mushongi village, Base Sector in Rulindo district in Northern Rwanda.…
Society
Rwandans Conduct First Umuganda for 2019 in Style
January,26 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Rwandans across the country woke up in droves to participate in the first monthly community work "Umuganda" of 2019. As it has become the norm, communities accross the country gather on the last Saturday of the month to clean their areas, plant trees, discuss pressing issues and contribute to their social economic transformation. For residents…
National
Hima Cement Considers Expanding Its Presence in Rwanda
January,25 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_32622" align="alignnone" width="4128"] The company offices in Nyacyonga[/caption] Hima Cement Limited – a Uganda-based cement manufacturer with 20 years presence in Rwanda says it considers expanding its presence in the country – citing ongoing negotiations to even establish a sister plant. The manufacturer has its country offices in Nyacyonga – Jabana sector in Gasabo…
Companies
Paul Farmer’s Dream of University of Global Health Equity in Rwanda Realised
January,24 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_32509" align="alignnone" width="720"] UGH Rwanda[/caption] Tomorrow, January 25, all roads will lead to Rural Burera district in Rwanda’s Northern Province for the inauguration of the first ever University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) built in Rwanda. It is a big day for Rwanda’s health sector and Africa. At a breath-taking hill in Butaro, sits…
International
Tags: Housing
Kagame Joins World Leaders in Davos to Discuss 4th Industrial Revolution
January,23 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_32457" align="alignnone" width="717"] President Paul Kagame speaks at Davos[/caption] President Kagame has joined 65 world leaders, top global executives in Davos, Switzerland for this year’s World Economic Forum Annual Meeting. The 2019 World Economic Forum brings over 3000 participants from over 110 countries, and is organized under the theme: Globalization 4.0: Shaping a Global…
International
DP World Boss Says Rwanda Subsidiary a Sign of End to Trade Barriers
January,21 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_28924" align="alignnone" width="3264"] Kigali Logistic Platform under construction[/caption] Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem – Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Portland World says the logistics firm’s decision to open a subsidiary in Rwanda was purposely to make landlocked countries free from market barriers. The Dubai port operator established $80 million project subsidiary in Rwanda…
Companies
How Safe is Your Home Cooking Gas?
January,21 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_25150" align="alignnone" width="1500"] For safety purposes, the gas cylinder has to be well covered[/caption] Last week, news broke out of a woman who was killed by a cooking gas after it exploded while she was cooking. The deceased, from Gisozi sector in the capital Kigali, left her ailing child after explosion injured the 10-year-old…
Society
Tags: Cooking Gas
President Kagame Chairs High Level Meeting on DRC
January,17 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Joseph Kabila was not able to attend the high level African Union Consultative meeting on the situation in his country, and President Paul Kagame said Kabila gave him reasons why he could not attend. On Thursday, President Kagame and current Chairperson of the African Union chaired the High Level…
Regional
Rwanda’s Kinazi Cassava Plant Targets Three Key U.S. Markets
January,16 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_16078" align="alignnone" width="1085"] Cassava flour packaged at the factory ready for supply to the market[/caption] Kinazi Cassava Plant – a local processing factory has announced plans to target a market in three key U.S. States; California, Colorado and Oregon as it hunts big consumers. The announcement comes after the $10 million plant secured renewed…
International
Rwanda, AfDB Sign Deal to Boost Water Distribution
January,16 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_32181" align="alignnone" width="7360"] Nzove water treatment plant[/caption] In a move to increase water production capacity, Rwanda and African Development Bank (AfDB) on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, signed €115million (Rwf117.3 billion) to boost the country’s sustainable water and sanitation Program. In November 2017, the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group approved two…
Economy
Tags: International Banks
Kagame Expected in Addis Ababa for High Level Meeting on DR Congo
January,16 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_25525" align="alignnone" width="2048"] President Paul Kagame at the meeting on reforms[/caption] President Paul Kagame who doubles as the current chairperson of the African Union is expected in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa on Thursday, January 17, 2019, where he will chair a high level meeting of Heads of State and Government on the situation in…
International
Rwanda’s Justice Minister, Prosecutor General Intervene in a Reported Rape Case
January,15 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_32117" align="alignnone" width="1031"] Prosecutor General Jean Bosco Mutangana(Left) and Justice Minister Johnston Busingye[/caption] On Monday, Chantal Umuhoza reported through Twitter, a case of her cousin who was reportedly raped and eventually lost a job. In her reporting of the case, Umuhoza expressed worry over delayed justice – despite her cousin going through all required…
National
Education Ministry Turns To Rwandans as Academic Year Kicks Off
January,14 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

The Ministry of Education (Mineduc) has echoed President Kagame's message on the new style of education in the country which calls for everyone's responsibility. As of Sunday, January 13, students were seen all over bus parks as they headed to their respective schools as directed by the Ministry. This year's academic calendar which kicked-off today,…
National
Uganda’s ‘Continued’ Torture of Rwandans against Basic Human Rights – Minister Nduhungirehe
January,11 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_32024" align="alignnone" width="900"] Previously arrested and handed over to Rwandan authorities. Moses Ishimwe Rutare's arrest is a new concern[/caption] Another Rwandan was arrested in Uganda, a trend that has become worrisome as the relationship of both countries continues to worsen. On Thursday, January 10, 2019, news broke that one Moses Ishimwe Rutare – a 33-year-old…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
Africa’s Single Market to Come into Force In July 2019
January,11 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_30892" align="alignnone" width="1082"] Mauritania official signs CFTA agreement in Kigali, March 2018. The country became the 16th member to ratify CFTA on January 10, 2019[/caption] Celebrations are expected to fill up Niamey – the capital city of Niger to officially bring the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) into force, a historic milestone. In March…
International
Africa Cannot Just Be a Source of Raw Things – Kagame
January,09 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has said that Africa needs to move out of being a stock for only raw materials and people, by adding more value to its resources. “Africa cannot just be a source of raw things. In fact, we have become even a source of raw people. We need to add value. We can…
Uncategorized
Kagame, Japan Prime Minister Witness Signing of Nzove Water Project
January,08 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_31878" align="alignnone" width="2048"] Signing of the agreement between Rwanda and Japan[/caption] Following their bilateral discussions as part of his 2-day official visit to Japan, President Paul Kagame and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan today witnessed the signing of a bilateral agreement on Nzove-Ntora Water Transmission. The Nzove-Ntora Water Principal Pipeline in Rwanda’s capital…
International
Milk Farmers Suffer Massive Loss as Inyange Industries Seeks Wider Market
January,08 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_31870" align="alignnone" width="800"] Milk zone that was enabled by Inyange tanks[/caption] Inyange industries – Rwanda’s diary processing firm has said it will stop receiving milk supply every two days of the week, from three most producing districts in the country. The decision, the firm says, is in line with extending market beyond Rwandan borders…
Economy
Kagame, First Lady in Japan for Official Visit
January,08 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame and First Lady Jeannette Kagame started a 2-day state visit to Japan, where they are expected to attend several events. On the first day, they will pay a courtesy call to His Majesty Emperor Akihito and Her Majesty Empress Michiko, at the Imperial Palace. During the visit, First Lady Jeannette Kagame will…
International
American Oncologist to Conduct Lecture on Lymphoma & Breast Cancer Treatment
January,04 2019 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_31772" align="alignnone" width="500"] Alice Cyusa and Encologist Dr. Jose Bufill[/caption] Dr. Jose Bufill – a specialised Hematology Oncologist based in Indiana, United States, is expected in the country to partner with Rwanda Military Hospital to raise awareness and treatment of Breast Cancer. Rwanda Military Hospital is set to unveil a State-of-the-art radiotherapy centre that…
National
2018 In Review: ‘Mutware’, the Pride of Rwanda Wildlife Bows Out
December,24 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_31541" align="alignnone" width="831"] Mutware. Photo  by Cyril Ndegeya[/caption] The presence of the Big Five has been felt for several decades now in Akagera National Park in Eastern Rwanda, including more than a hundred elephants. Of all them however, only one had a nickname, and this will explain why his passing in September caused grief…
Special Reports
Six Entrepreneurs Walk Away with BK’s Interest-Free Loan
December,21 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Six lucky Rwandan entrepreneurs on Thursday walked away with interest-free loans from Bank of Kigali – in a joint project to promote 'Made in Rwanda' Policy. Two years ago, Bank of Kigali – Rwanda’s biggest Financial Institution in market share, partnered with Inkomoko – a local business consulting firm to incubate young upcoming business innovators.…
Business & Tech
Kagame Named Honorary Citizen of Côte d’Ivoire Capital Abidjan
December,20 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame who is on a two-day State visit to Côte d'Ivoire alongside First Lady Jeannette Kagame was on Thursday, awarded  an honorary citizenship of Abidjan – the capital city of Côte d'Ivoire. Honorary citizenship is a status bestowed by a country on a foreign or native individual whom it considers to be especially…
International
Kagame, First Lady in Côte d’Ivoire for State Visit
December,19 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame and First Lady Jeannette Kagame arrived in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire this evening to begin a two-day State visit to the West African country. The visit is a reciprocal – following a three-day visit in April this year by President Alassane Ouattara. In Abidjan, President Kagame and the First Lady were received by…
International
Survivor of Cyitabi Attack Narrates Ordeal; Says Attackers Spoke Kirundi
December,18 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_31370" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Zelot Habimana[/caption] On Saturday evening, unidentified assailants set fire on three passenger vehicles, killing two civilians and injuring eight in Southern part of the country. The attack happened at 18:15 hours in Cyitabi Sector of Nyamagabe District – inside the thick Nyungwe forest. On Monday, Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) spokesperson Lt.…
National
Kagame Seeks Solid Partnership Between Europe and Africa
December,18 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_31362" align="alignnone" width="2048"] President Kagame(Middle) at Africa - Europe summit[/caption] President Paul Kagame and the current chairperson of the African Union (AU) says that both Africa and Europe are dealing with biting global issues, and the partnership between the two continents should stand on solid footing. In his capacity as AU chairperson, Kagame is…
Uncategorized
Tribute to 109-Year-Old Zura Karuhimbi Who Breathed Her Last on Monday
December,18 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(1)

“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord”. (Romans 6:23) On Monday night, news spread of the passing of 109-year-old Zura Karuhimbi – an elderly, but ‘selfless’ mother who saved 100s of Tutsi victims deep in rural  in Ruhango district, Masomo village–…
Obituaries
RDF Confirms Assailants of Cyitabi Attack Fled to Burundi
December,18 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_2021" align="alignnone" width="663"] A wide view of Nyungwe National park.[/caption] Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) has revealed that the assailants that attacked three paseenger vehicles in Cyitabi, Nyamagabe district on Saturday fled to neighbouring Burundi after three of them were killed. Following the attack that has so far claimed five lives, the RDF said it…
Regional
Tags: RDF Judiciary, Rwanda-Burundi Relations
Rwanda Picked to Host Continental Trade Fair
December,17 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_31333" align="alignnone" width="1008"] RDB representing Rwanda at the Intra African Trade fair in Cairo last week. Second trade fair is scheduled in Kigali in 2020[/caption] Rwanda has been named the host of Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF) in 2020 – a trade show that provides platform for sharing trade, investments and market information across the…
Economy
Bugesera Airport Previous Plan Revised
December,17 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_6757" align="alignnone" width="924"] Current Artistic Impression of Bugesera International Airport (BIA)[/caption] The initial design for Bugesera International Airport has been revised for extension and quality purposes to give the airport a more world-class stand. The decision to expand the airport, was revealed by President Paul Kagame during a press conference on Friday, December 14,…
International
First Lady Jeannette Kagame Joins Kigali City Residents in Fitness Excercise
December,16 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Sounds of of vehicles went silent on Sunday, December 16, 2018, as Rwanda's First Lady Jeannette Kagame joined residents of Kigali City in a fitness excercise. The bi-monthly excercise dubbed "Car Free Day" is an event that features fitness, healthy excercise and environmental protection. The First Lady, government officials, walked down the streets of Kimihurura…
Sports
First Lady Jeannette Kagame Calls for Humility From Local Artists
December,15 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Rwanda’s First Lady Jeannette Kagame has encouraged local artists to fully exploit their exceptional talents, but challenged them to put humility before everything. It was fanfare at Radisson Blu and Convention Center on Saturday, December 15, as finalists at this year’s Art Rwanda Ubuhanzi converged for the grand finale that was attended by First Lady Jeannette Kagame. Art Rwanda…
National
Rwanda in Talks With DRC to Understand Motive of Monday Attacks
December,14 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

  [caption id="attachment_31251" align="alignnone" width="720"] President Paul Kagame during a press conference on Friday.[/caption] President Paul Kagame has said that officials from Rwanda are engaging their counterparts in the Democratic Republic of Congo to jointly discover what facilitated the recent attack on Rwandan side by armed groups. On Monday this week, Rwanda Defence Force (RDF)…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-DRC Relations
Rwanda Accuses South Africa of Flouting Relations
December,12 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_31213" align="alignnone" width="2048"] South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa during the 10th Extraordinary Summit of the African Union in Kigali. Together with President Paul Kagame, the two leaders ordered Foreign Affairs Ministers of both countries to work on the normalisation of relations.[/caption] Rwanda has accused South Africa of derailing normalization of the current sour relations…
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Rwanda: Prosecution to Appeal against Acquittal of the Rwigaras
December,12 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_30028" align="alignnone" width="717"] Diane Shima Rwigara (R) and her mother Adeline Mukangemanyi Rwigara. Prosecution will appeal against their acquittal.[/caption] Rwanda's Prosecutor General John Bosco Mutangana has announced that his office will appeal against the recent acquittal by the High Court of Diane Shima Rwigara, her mother Adeline Mukangemanyi Rwigara and co-accused. On December 6…
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Rwanda, Tanzania Transport Ministers Seek Extension for Isaka-Kigali Railway Project
December,11 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_31170" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Rwanda, Tanzania Transport Ministers Seek Deadline Extension for Isaka-Kigali Railway Project[/caption] Ministers of Infrastructure and Transport from Rwanda and Tanzania have announced plans to convince President Paul Kagame and his counterpart John Pombe Magufuli to extend deadline for the official launch of the construction of Isaka-Kigali railway project. In January this…
Regional
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Rwanda: The Cement Scarcity Scare that Kept Everyone on Their Toes
December,11 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_31152" align="alignnone" width="708"] Cement supply has been problematic since May 2018[/caption] Between April and August this year, Rwanda’s construction sector experienced a severe threat. The supply of cement – the main ingredient in construction, went scarce on the local market. At different construction sites, activities were halted. At some point, workers were sent back…
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Rwanda Puts $ 113M In Fight to Uproot Deadly Hepatitis C
December,11 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_31141" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Defeating Hep C[/caption] Rwanda has launched a $ 113 million national campaign to uproot the deadly Hepatitis C – a silent killer claiming millions around the world. Hepatitis C is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis C virus. The virus  now at 5% in Rwanda can cause both acute and…
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In Morocco, Rwanda Insists Migrants Are NOT Criminals
December,11 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_31123" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Richard Sezibera speaking at the Marrakesh compact[/caption] Rwanda’s Foreign Affairs Minister Dr. Richard Sezibera has insisted that migrants are not ‘criminals’ – despite massive harsh treatment in some host countries. On December 10, Global leaders meeting in Morocco adopted the Global Compact for Migration, an international strategy to deal with migrant…
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Rwanda:Europe Has a Role in Current Immigrants Problem – Kagame
December,07 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_31052" align="alignnone" width="1012"] President Paul Kagame and Chancellor Sebastian Kurz[/caption] President Paul Kagame has said that at one point, Europe has had an active hand in inciting Africans to migrate to Europe and stressed that it is the right time both Africa and Europe start looking for a lasting solution to it. Kagame’s remark…
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UK, Rwanda Launch  £23.5M to Connect Farmers to Markets
December,07 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_31009" align="alignnone" width="4096"] Sarah Metcalf, the head of DFID Rwanda and Director General of Planning in the Ministry of Agriculture Dr. Octave Semwaga unveiling IMSAR Noza Isoko[/caption] The UK government through its Development Agency (DFID) and Rwanda have launched a 4-year £23.5m programme to stimulate changes in practice among market actors. With the new…
Economy
High Court Acquits The Rwigaras’
December,06 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_31001" align="alignnone" width="757"] Diane Shima and Mukangemanyi Rwigara after being acquitted[/caption] The high court in Kigali has acquitted Diane Shima Rwigara and Mukangemanyi Rwigara. Recently released on bail, the Rwigaras have been battling a court case where they were accused of inciting insurrection and sectarianism among others. Diane Rwigara was accused of inciting insurrection…
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Rwanda’s Poverty Levels Make Slight Decline – Report
December,06 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_30990" align="alignnone" width="1024"] The report reads that some people can not afford as low as Rwf105, 064 expenses annually[/caption] The quest for Rwanda to eradicate poverty remains unchanged – with the latest poverty levels exhibiting very small variance compared to 2014 figures. In its latest fifth Integrated Household Living Condition Survey (EICV5) released on…
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How Poor Are Rwandans?NISR to Release Updates
December,05 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_3155" align="alignnone" width="660"] A stand of fruits at Kimironko market. EICV 5 will show country progress in fighting stunting among other indicators[/caption] Effective tomorrow, December 6, Rwandans will know the status of poverty levels in a detailed report to be released by National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR). Yusuf Murangwa, Director General of…
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Rwanda to Roll-out Internet in All Buses Next Year
December,04 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_19829" align="alignnone" width="1085"] Commuters boarding for upcountry. Effective next year, passengers will enjoy internet on board[/caption] Effective June next year, all public transport vehicles in Rwanda will be equipped with internet, Infrastructure Ministry announced. For the past four years, Korea Telecom Network Rwanda, which entered a multi-million dollar deal with the government to rollout…
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Rwanda: African Think-Tanks Say Insecurity Is a Threat to AfCFTA
December,03 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_30892" align="alignnone" width="1082"] Signing of AfCFTA in Kigali. Experts believe the agreement is the way to go for Africa to develop[/caption] African think-tanks, policy makers and researchers have echoed a need to maintain peace and security if the continent is to succeed in the recently signed Africa Continent Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). In March…
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New York: First Lady Jeannette Kagame Defends Women and Girls’ Empowerment
December,01 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Rwanda's First Lady Mrs. Jeannette Kagame has challenged the world to erase all forms of hindrances to empowerment of women and girls. To attain this, Mrs. Kagame said, "We must intensify our resolve to change cultural practices that limit women to specific roles, in a thinly veiled attempt, at keeping them steps below their male…
International
BK Group Registers 11.1% Net Profit Increase in 3rd Quarter
November,30 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_30804" align="alignnone" width="1075"] Bank of Kigali presents Quarter 3 report[/caption] BK Group Plc - Rwanda's largest financial institution has announced a Rwf19.7 billion ($22.5 million) net profit in the 3rd quarter of 2018. The bank's latest profit represents 11.1% increase year-on-year, its officials announced Friday. The Bank, which officially cross-listed on the Nairobi Stock Exchange,…
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Bank of Kigali Cross-lists on Nairobi Bourse
November,30 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_30785" align="alignnone" width="1080"] BK cross-lists[/caption] Bank of Kigali - Rwanda's biggest Financial Institution by assets, made history as the first Rwandan company to cross-list on International Stock Market. On Friday, the bank was officially welcomed to Nairobi stock market. "We are honored to be the first Rwandan company to cross-list on the Nairobi Stock…
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EAC Youth Task Governments to Take SDGs to Rural Citizens
November,22 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_30554" align="alignnone" width="1032"] EAC youth forum that concluded Nov 22,2018 in Arusha, Tanzania[/caption] The United Nations is doing less to disseminate the recently launched Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), youth leaders in East African Community say. By 2030, African countries have to work towards attaining 17 global goals such as eradicating extreme poverty, end hunger,…
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EAC Youth Leaders Want More Power to Foster Integration
November,19 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_30427" align="alignnone" width="1280"] The youth from EAC voiced their concerns[/caption] Hundreds of youth from across the East African Community (EAC) member states have appealed to governments to give them more powers to have a say in pushing for the regional integration. For many years now since the East African Community organisation was formed, it…
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Kwa Rwahama: Famously Known as a Bus Stop, Meet The Man Behind The Name
November,16 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_30335" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Col.(Rtd) Jackson Rwahama[/caption] There are fifteen bus stops between Kigali downtown bus park and Kimironko, one of the busiest suburbs of the city, but all of them are just stages until you are adjacent to a 4 storied commercial building belonging to veteran soldier, who was in uniform for about 30…
Society
African Union Reforms: How Fast Are Member States?
November,16 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(1)

[caption id="attachment_30313" align="alignnone" width="2048"] Former African Development Bank President and a member of AU reform team Dr. Donald Kaberuka during deliberations in Kigali[/caption] It is a busy two last months of 2018 for the African Union member states. About 10 big events remain on the AU schedule before end of the year – starting with…
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Rwanda, Qatar Sign Investment, Air Service Agreements
November,15 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Rwanda and Qatar have signed agreements on Air Services, Reciprocal Promotion and Protection of Investments and a Memorandum of Understanding on Economic, Commercial, and Technical Cooperation. The three agreements were signed today and witnessed by President Paul Kagame and Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar. President Kagame who is on a…
International
Rwanda’s Inland Port to Open in January
November,15 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_30264" align="alignnone" width="3264"] Kigali Logistic Platform's facility[/caption] Dubai Portland World which has its first ever modern Inland Port in Rwanda, will be officially launched in January next year, according to the port’s Chief Executive Officer. “We are operating with live cargo to test the system for go live. But official launch is expected between…
Economy
Rwanda, Tanzania to Make Final Decision on Isaka – Kigali Railway Project
November,15 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_20748" align="alignnone" width="963"] Proposed New Railway line (In red)[/caption] Officials from Rwanda and Tanzania are expected to meet and make final decision on the official kick off for the construction of Isaka-Kigali railway project, KT Press has learnt. In January this year, a communiqué that was signed by transport Ministers from both countries indicated…
Economy
Kagame to Hold Talks with Emir of Qatar
November,15 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_30248" align="alignnone" width="1080"] President Paul Kagame with the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani[/caption] President Paul Kagame is expected to hold talks with the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani in Doha, the President’s office announced. Kagame arrived in Doha, Qatar yesterday for a two-day official visit. The…
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Thousands to Convene in Rwanda for Africa’s Climate Forum
November,12 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Over 1000 policy makers, experts, investors and financial specialists from across Africa are expected in Rwanda’s capital Kigali to discuss Africa’s green growth agenda and climate change. Themed ‘For a Green and Climate Resilient Africa’, the forum which will take place from 26 to 30 November this year, will shine a light on the importance…
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World Bank Announces $150M Support for Rwanda’s Education
November,10 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_30118" align="alignnone" width="800"] World Bank Group CEO Kristalina Georgieva (L) Prime Minister Dr. Edourd Ngirente and Finance Minister Dr. Uziel Ndagijimana during the launch of the study at Marriott Hotel on Saturday.[/caption] The World Bank Group has announced $150 million (Rwf132 billion) grant to Rwanda that will be invested in education to build human…
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Rwanda, World Bank Launch Future Drivers of Growth Study
November,10 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_30100" align="alignnone" width="800"] President Paul Kagame meeting with World Bank Group CEO Kristalina Georgieva.[/caption] The World Bank and Rwanda will today launch the Future Drivers of Growth – a study that evaluates Rwanda’s strengths and weaknesses to identify reform areas that would allow its high growth trajectory. The study will be launched by World…
Economy
Who Are Behind Rwanda’s Doing Business Success?  
November,09 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_30065" align="alignnone" width="4128"] Karim Tushabe[/caption] On October 31, the World Bank released its annual 2019 “Doing Business" report – ranking Rwanda 29th globally and 2nd in Africa. The report indicates a historic performance in terms of improvement the country attained in ease of doing business. The country was also singled out as the only…
Economy
BK Group Places 7M Shares for Staff Ahead of Closing Date
November,08 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_30042" align="alignnone" width="629"] BK Group CEO Dr. Diane Karusisi and PSF Chairman Robert Bafakurera unveiling the BK new shares that are for grab, October 29[/caption] Bank of Kigali – Rwanda’s biggest financial institution has issued 7.2 million shares to its employees as part of its over 200 million discounted shares the bank put up…
Markets
RDB, TradeMark East Africa Ink $2.4M Deal to Boost Local Exports
November,07 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_30037" align="alignnone" width="1231"] Trademark East Africa's Patience Mutesi and RDB's Emmanuel Hategeka signing the deal on Wednesday.[/caption] Trade mark East Africa – a regional not-for profit Company has signed a deal with Rwanda Development Board (RDB) to support local companies to export to regional and global markets. According to the terms of the deal…
Economy
Prosecution Seeks 22 Year Jail Sentence for the Rwigaras
November,07 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_30028" align="alignnone" width="717"] Adeline Rwigara (L) and Diane Shima Rwigara during court session today[/caption] Prosecution has requested for a 22-year jail sentence for Mukangemanyi Rwigara and her daughter Diane Rwigara. Recently released on bail, the Rwigaras appeared before court to battle a case of inciting insurrection and sectarianism among others on Wednesday. Diane Rwigara…
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How Rwanda Handed over Luxurious Hotel to Former Encroachers
November,06 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_29971" align="alignnone" width="931"] Sabyinyo silverback lodge[/caption] When KT Press received an invitation from Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge – a Community-owned lodge in Musanze District, Northern Province to cover celebration of its 10th anniversary, the impression was all about revenues the luxurious hotel made for this period. The world-class lodge was conceived and is operated by…
Economy
Rwanda Ranks 29th Most Business Friendly Country in the World
October,31 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_17699" align="alignnone" width="1200"] BPR-Atlas Mara building under construction. Rwanda is leading in issuing construction permits[/caption] Rwanda has ranked 29th most business friendly country in the world by the latest 2019 World Bank’s Doing business report released on Wednesday. The latest ranking moves Rwanda 11 places up from 41 position last year. The position makes…
Economy
Alibaba Group Establishes Africa’s Electronic Trade Platform Hub In Rwanda
October,31 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Effective today, October 31, Rwanda’s premium coffee, tea and handcrafts will have to access  all online Chinese and global markets – courtesy of the launch of electronic World Trade platform in Africa signed in Rwanda. President Paul Kagame and Alibaba Group Executive Chairman Jack Ma, launched first Electronic World Trade Platform (eWTP) Africa hub – the…
International
First Lady: To End Corruption in Africa, Have More Women In Leadership
October,31 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Rwanda’s First Lady Jeannette Kagame has tasked members of the Pan-African parliament to step up against corruption, saying it will save the ‘weak and poor’ in the society. Addressing 11th Pan-African Parliament Conference on Women’s Rights at the parliamentary building on Wednesday, October 31, the First Lady told lawmakers to demonstrate an urgency and resolve…
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RwandAir to Launch Flights to Israel Next Year
October,31 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_13081" align="alignnone" width="958"] Rwanda's National carrier - RwandAir[/caption] Rwanda’s National Carrier RwandAir will next year start flights to Israel, a top official announced. “It’s always a pleasure and privilege to meet with Yvonne Makolo - CEO of RwandAir for discussion on opening next year a regular service to Tel Aviv, Israel,” Tweeted Raphael Morav…
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Alibaba Group to Sign Deal with Rwanda
October,31 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_29780" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Alibaba Group co-founder Jack Ma[/caption] Rwanda will on Wednesday, October 31, sign a partnership deal with Alibaba Group – China’s biggest e-commerce company, Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has announced. “Greetings. We hope you will join us for a special announcement of a new partnership between the Government of Rwanda and Alibaba…
Economy
G20 Summit: Kagame Woos Investors into Rwanda, Africa
October,30 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_29760" align="alignnone" width="1186"] President Paul Kagame with Angel Merkel and other officials at G20 summit[/caption] President Paul Kagame has told Germany investors at an ongoing G20 Africa Summit in Berlin that Rwanda and Africa at large are conducive for business than never before. “The integration of our continent is growing deeper, and this is…
Economy
BK Group Approved for Listing on Kenya Bourse
October,30 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_29756" align="alignnone" width="1024"] BK and partners during the launch of new discounted shares - October 29[/caption] Barely 24 hours after Bank of Kigali Group launched sale of its discounted shares, the lender has received approval from Kenya’s Capital Market Authority to list on Nairobi bourse. On Monday this week, the Bank which is listed…
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Rwanda Sends 150 Personnel for EAC Military Exercise
October,30 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_29747" align="alignnone" width="1033"] The contingent ready for the EAC military training[/caption] Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) announced on Tuesday that 150 of its officers and others from Rwanda National Police and civilians will tomorrow, October 31, depart for Tanzania to participate in the East African Community military exercise. The two-weeks joint military exercise codenamed “Ushirikiano…
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Mo Ibrahim Index: Rwanda Leads in Business Environment
October,29 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_29738" align="alignnone" width="2048"] Launch of Volkswagen Rwanda in July 27,2018. Good climate environment is attracting big companies to Rwanda[/caption] Rwanda has been ranked first African country to provide conducive business environment followed by Mauritius, according to latest 2018 Mo Ibrahim governance index. According to the report, Rwanda emerged number one with 83.6% with an…
International
BK Group Kicks Off Sale of New Discounted Shares
October,29 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_29703" align="alignnone" width="4128"] BK Group CEO Dr. Diane Karusisi and PSF Chairman Robert Bafakurera unveiling the Rights Issue[/caption] Effective today - October 29, shareholders of Bank of Kigali Group - the country's largest financial institution by assets, can start buying over 200 million discounted shares the bank put up for grabs. The lender officially…
Markets
Gasabo Unveils New Rwf900M Model Village for Poor Familes
October,27 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_29683" align="alignnone" width="770"] Part of the model village houses in Gikomero sector[/caption] More than 324 people formerly homeless and living in high risk zones could now start relocating to the newly constructed model village in Gikomero sector, Gasabo district in the capital Kigali. The 8 in 1 houses are constructed in 5 blocks with…
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Kagame Pays Tribute to “Selfless” Rescuers During the Genocide
October,27 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_29673" align="alignnone" width="720"] President Paul Kagame and First Lady Jeannette Kagame with 'abarinzi b'igihango'[/caption] When mass killings erupted during the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi - the victims could never dream there was a section of people who had  big hearts and respect for humanity. But a few existed. While killings of innocent Tutsi were…
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South Africa Endorses CFTA Agreement
October,26 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_23388" align="alignnone" width="1032"] Cyril Ramaphosa, South African President signing AfCFTA in March this year.[/caption] In March this year, African countries including top largest economies such as South Africa joined their fellow African Union member countries to sign the historic African Continental Free Trade Area – expected to increase flow of goods and movement of…
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Rwandans Win Top Prize for Debate Against Genocide
October,26 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_29643" align="alignnone" width="1024"] iDebate Rwanda team after winning prestigious Rollins Cup[/caption] A Rwandan Debate Team has won the Rollins Cup at the conclusion of a debate against the Rollins College Debate Team. The Rollins Cup is a prestigious trophy awarded to the winner of the annual “Great Debate”, which is traditionally contested between the…
Society
Rwanda to Plant 43,000 Hectares of Trees In Six Months
October,26 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_29650" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Farmers get trees to for planting[/caption] Rwanda will, effective tomorrow, kick off a national tree planting campaign in which 43,589 hectares of land will be covered with trees. The exercise will start with the launch of the 2018/19 Tree Planting Season at Rebero hill in the capital Kigali. The launch, according…
National
Humans of Rwanda: Tales of Genocide Horrors As Told by Survivors, Rescuers
October,25 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Brandon Stanton – an American author, photographer, and blogger, has been curator of a famous campaign called “Humans of...”. He is the author of Humans of New York – a photo blog and book. Stanton’s work involves touring around the world to tell stories of all sorts that can help change the world. Recently, Stanton…
Society
Rwanda’s Financial Institutions Eligible for Afrexim Bank’s $1billion Fund
October,25 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_29590" align="alignnone" width="3088"] Leaders of Rwanda's Financial Institutions with Afrexim Bank officials.[/caption] Financial Institutions in Rwanda can already start applying for available $1 billion fund from African Export-Import Bank (Afrexim) and invest in regional trade. The regional lender says the funding, under its ‘trade facilitation programme’, which was launched on Wednesday, October 24 in…
Economy
Africa Should Speak Swahili – Pan Africanist Julius Malema
October,25 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_29568" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Julius Malema[/caption] Julius Sello Malema – the leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters – a far-left South African political party says the ongoing reforms at the African Union  and the recently signed Continental Free Trade Area are a reflection that one day, “Africa will be one country speaking one language without…
International
Bank of Kigali to Make New Shift in Top Management
October,23 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_29470" align="alignnone" width="1600"] Some of the BK top management team members[/caption] Bank of Kigali Group PLC – Rwanda’s biggest Financial Institution in terms of assets, will tomorrow, October 24, announce its new executive members, the lender’s communication department revealed to KT Press through a WhatsApp message. The new executive team will be announced at…
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Kagame Celebrates Birthday with Arsenal Win
October,23 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_29446" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Aubameyang and Mesut Osil who won two of the three goals last night[/caption] Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame is celebrating his 61st birthday with excitement over the continued winning spirit of his favourite British football club Arsenal. Kagame, an ardent Arsenal fan, expressed his excitement over the club’s winning comeback – following…
Sports
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Kagame Seeks Pan African Parliament’s Support in Driving CFTA
October,22 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_29374" align="alignnone" width="1200"] President Paul Kagame launching the 1st session of 5th Pan African parliament in Kigali, October 22,2018[/caption] President Paul Kagame and the chairperson of the African Union has asked members of the Panafrican parliament convening in the capital Kigali to lend their support in pushing the continent’s free movement  and trade agenda.…
International
Prosecution Hunting 1500 Escaped Gacaca Convicts
October,18 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_13168" align="alignnone" width="685"] Above, a suspect appearing before Community court 'Gacaca'. About 1.9 million cases related to genocide against Tutsi were tried through Gacaca courts.[/caption] The National Commission for the Fight against the Genocide (CNLG) says it has a list of 1538 people who were tried and convicted of Genocide crimes by traditional Gacaca…
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No More Power Outage by 2020 – REG Boss
October,16 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_29245" align="alignnone" width="2048"] The city of Kigali at night, No more darkness in 2020[/caption] It has become a normal trend that everytime it rains either in Rwanda's capital Kigali or upcountry, Rwandans expect power outage. In some places, power goes off for as long as an hour or more. At some point, poeple take…
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Rwanda Launches Citizen-Court Complaints Portal
October,16 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_29231" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Prof. Sam Rugege(midle) the chief justice and TIP' Ingabire Immaculee and the European Union representative at the launch of a new portal to file complaints to courts in Kigali-October 16[/caption] Rwanda’s Supreme Court in Partnership with Transparency International Rwanda have jointly launched a Web and SMS- based tool for monitoring service…
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Tortured in Uganda, Rwandan Businessman Narrates Ordeal
October,13 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_29207" align="alignnone" width="640"] Niyigena looked weak while speaking to journalists.[/caption] Patrick Niyigena, a 38-year-old Rwandan businessman may not dream of crossing the Rwandan border to Uganda again, after he was allegedly tortured by members of Uganda Security operatives for three days. On Saturday, October 13, KT Press held an interview with Niyigena who had…
Regional
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IT IS OVER! Mushikiwabo Is Elected OIF Secretary General
October,12 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_29186" align="alignnone" width="2048"] Congratulations message at Yerevan go to Mushikiwabo[/caption] Louise Mushikiwabo – Rwanda’s Foreign Affairs Minister has been unanimously elected as the next Secretary General of the Organisation of the French speaking nations (OIF) in elections that took place this morning in Yerevan – the capital City of Armenia. Rwanda’s Office of the…
International
When Echoes of Rwandan Culture Filled Yerevan
October,11 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_29145" align="alignnone" width="2048"] Louise Mushikiwabo(in green) in traditional dance[/caption] It was a night filled with pomp and fanfare in Armenia’s capital Yerevan on Wednesday, October 10 when Rwanda’s rich culture dominated the city. At a soiree night to mark the official launch of the 17th summit of the la Francophine(OIF) – Rwanda’s Foreign Affairs…
International
PM Ngirente Lures Turkish Investors Into Rwanda’s Vast Opportunities
October,10 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_29131" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Prime Min Edouard Ngirente[/caption] Rwanda’s Prime Minister Dr. Edourd Ngirente has told Turkish Investors in Istanbul to splash their cash in abundant construction, textile and hospitality sectors. Dr. Ngirente is in Turkey representing President Paul Kagame at the 2nd Turkey-Africa Economic and Business Forum. The forum creates a close cooperation between…
International
Canada Hints Mushikiwabo Could Win IOF Top Job
October,10 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_29116" align="alignnone" width="1011"] Incumbent IOF Secretary General Michaëlle Jean (L) and Rwanda's Louise Mushikiwabo. Canada vow to join consensus view in this year's elections. Photo: Plaisir Muzogeye.[/caption] Canada has sent a signal that Rwanda's Foreign Affairs Minister Louise Mushikiwabo could win the post of the Secretary General of the International Organisation of the French…
International
Stop Making Africa Look Cursed – Kagame Tells African Youths
October,05 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_29061" align="alignnone" width="2048"] President Paul Kagame with AU-YVC in Kigali, October 5[/caption] President Paul Kagame has warned African youth to stop making the continent look like a ‘cursed’ one. Kagame said; “God gave us more than what he gave others. Let us be proud and use these resources.” On Friday, October 5, Kagame interacted…
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How ‘Affordable’Are Gacuriro Vision City Houses?
October,04 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_29022" align="alignnone" width="1200"] This photo and more below: Vision City in its several types[/caption] On Tuesday this week, news broke out that Rwanda’s civil servants who have long dreamed to own affordable houses could now shift to ‘affordable’ newly constructed plush apartments in one of Kigali’s high-end Gacuriro area in Gasabo district. The apartments…
Economy
Mushikiwabo’s IOF Campaign Journey in Photos
October,04 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_28989" align="alignnone" width="2239"] Minister Louise Mushikiwabo and Kalla Ankourao, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Regional Integration of Niger[/caption] For the past two months, Rwanda’s Foreign Affairs Minister Louise Mushikiwabo has been a ‘global’ guest – traveling country to country conversing for votes. [caption id="attachment_28981" align="alignnone" width="942"] Minister Louise Mushikiwabo and Ralph Regenvanu, Minister of  Foreign Affairs of…
International
Former BRD Boss Arrested
October,03 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_28932" align="alignnone" width="676"] Kanyankore was relieved of his duties in December last year.[/caption] Former Chief Executive Officer of Rwanda Development Bank (BRD) Alex Kanyankore has been arrested over two related charges, KT Press has learnt. Kanyankore was fired from his duties as the lender's CEO in December last year - following a decision by…
National
Rwanda’s Akagera Park Mourns Death of its Pioneer Elephant
September,27 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_28846" align="alignnone" width="1728"] Mutware was Akagera's Oldest elephant.[/caption] Rwanda's Akagera National Park is mourning the death of its oldest and pioneer elephants brought to the park. "It is with sadness that we announce that Mutware, Akagera’s most well-known elephant, has died," Akagera Park management said in its weekly newsletter. The 48-year-old Mutware was one…
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Kagame Demands UN/AU Shared Burden on Peacekeeping Support
September,26 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has asked United Nations to ‘closely’ partner with the African Union to ensure stable funding of peace support operations. Kagame, who is the current chairperson of the African Union, said that the continent is the biggest troop contributor but also largest share of peacekeeping missions. In this endeavor, he told the gathering…
International
At UN Assembly, Kagame Tasks World Leaders to Create Jobs for the Youth
September,25 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has told world leaders attending the 73rd United Nations General Assembly in New York that creating jobs for the youth should be taken as a priority. "First, jobs for young people. As you may know, the Secretary-General launched the ambitious United Nations Youth Strategy yesterday.Youth employment is a central policy challenge in…
International
PM Ngirente Begins Visit to Underperforming Southern Province
September,24 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_28734" align="alignnone" width="869"] Prime Minister plants maize to launch the agriculture season 2019A – on 40 hectares in Mwogo marshland.[/caption] Rwanda’s Prime Minister, Dr. Edourd Ngirente started a 2-day field visit to Southern Province which currently lags behind in implementing Imihigo. On August 9, 2018, President Kagame presided over the performance contract exercise commonly…
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Kagame Co-chairs Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development in New York 
September,23 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_7027" align="alignnone" width="600"] President Paul Kagame(c) during a recent UN Broadband Commission Meeting in New York.[/caption] President Paul Kagame who co-chairs the United Nations Broadband Commission called for collaboration among stakeholders in fostering global connectivity. Kagame who on Sunday, September 23, co-chaired the Braodband Commission along side Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, International Telecommunications Union…
International
Rwanda: Prosecution Calls for Quick Alert on Rape, Defilement Suspects
September,23 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

  [caption id="attachment_28703" align="alignnone" width="786"] Prosecutor General Jean Bosco Mutangana (Right) Gender Minister Esperance Nyirasafari and RIB Secretary General Col. Jeannot Ruhunga during the talk show on State Television on Sunday.[/caption] Rwanda's Prosecutor General Jean Bosco Mutangana says everyone's will to provide quick information is the only solution that will uproot alarming issues of defilement,…
National
Kagame Mourns Victims of Tanzania Ferry Disaster
September,21 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has sent a condolence message to the families of the victims of Thursday disaster in which a ferry capsized in Lake Victoria and claimed lives. “Our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims of the Lake Victoria ferry accident. Our thoughts are with you. We cannot thank the…
International
Rwanda, Germany sign €42M for Job Creation, Governance
September,20 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_16014" align="alignnone" width="1085"] Government seeks to increase rate of students enrolled in Technical and Vocational Education Training Centres (TVETs) by 13.6%.[/caption] Germany Government has backed Rwanda’s quest to create jobs with a financing agreement worth €42 million (Rwf42.2 billion). According to Rwanda’s Finance Ministry, the funds will be dispatched to finance both job creation…
National
China Hails Kagame for Contribution in Africa’s Development
September,20 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Chinese Ambassador to Rwanda Henry Rao Hongwei has said that his country appreciates President Kagame’s hand in leading Africa’s development since taking the chair of African Union. “China appreciates President Kagame’s contribution to the solidarity and development of Africa since he assumed the AU rotating chairmanship. China and Rwanda will further enhance collaboration in regional…
International
No Pressure Behind Release of Victoire Ingabire – Kagame
September,19 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_28645" align="alignnone" width="1280"] President Paul Kagame.[/caption] President Paul Kagame has said that his government was not under any pressure to release Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza and Musician Kizito Mihigo. Legal instruments gazetted on Friday last week and effected on Saturday morning September 15 included “grant of mercy” for two individuals Ingabire Victoire Umuhoza and Kizito…
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Donatille Mukabalisa Re-elected Speaker of Parliament
September,19 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_28603" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Mukabarisa Donatille[/caption] Donatille Mukabarisa who served as the Speaker of the Lower Chamber of the 3rd Parliament was on Wednesday re-elected to head the 4th Parliament. The 58-year-old Donatille Mukabarisa was the Speaker of the 3rd Parliament which was resolved in August this year. She was elected by 80 members of…
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Kagame Pardons Ingabire, Kizito Mihigo
September,14 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has commuted the prison sentences of Ingabire Victoire who had been sentenced to 15 years and singer Kizito Mihigo who had been sentenced to 10 years on various cases. A cabinet meeting chaired by President Kagame on Friday September 14, approved the early release of 2,140 convicts found eligible under relevant provisions…
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Gov’t to Privatise 5 Rural Factories
September,14 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_28490" align="alignnone" width="873"] An employee at Gatsibo shoe factory[/caption] Members of the Rwandan Private Sector and interested foreigners could start preparing bids to take up five lucrative factories in rural Rwanda. The Ministry of Trade and Industry says government is planning privatization of five processing factories built under “Uruganda Iwacu” program. Under government’s plan…
Economy
Kagame Predicts Positive Journey for Investment Growth in Africa
September,11 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_28411" align="alignnone" width="2048"] President Kagame speaks at the World Bank Financing Forum[/caption] President Paul Kagame has told a World Bank Financing Forum in Rwanda that Africa is on the right track to attain its investment targets, despite remaining with some distance to move. Addressing the World Bank's annual Development Finance Forum in Kigali on…
Economy
African Leaders Commit to Stop ‘Blame Game’ on Poor Agriculture Yields
September,08 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

  Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame, President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana, Kenya’s Deputy President Willaim Ruto and Prime Minister of Gabon Emmanuel Issoze-Ngondet have pledged to engage other Africanleaders to change the tune and make Agriculture Africa’s priority. Africa is world’s next centre of food production. The continent is home to 60% of the world’s arable…
Regional
Kagame Is a Big Dreamer Like Mandela – Graça Machel
September,06 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_28301" align="alignnone" width="5760"] Grace Machel on Panel with PM Edouard Ngirente and ALU founder[/caption] The former South African First Lady and chancellor of Africa Leadership University (ALU) Graça Machel says there are closer similarities between President Kagame and Nelson Mandela. Both, she says, "are big dreamers" despite difference in generation and age. According to…
International
RPF Wins Majority Seats in Parliament
September,04 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

  Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) Inkotanyi has gained 40 seats out of 53 seats voted for in the parliamentary elctions that started held on September 3 ,2018. Opposition parties including Democratic Green Party of Rwanda and PS Imberakuri got 2 seats respectively. Social Democratic Party (PSD) won 5 seats in the just concluded elections, while…
National
Kagame Endorses China as Rwanda’s Key Development Partner
September,04 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_28238" align="alignnone" width="1200"] President Kagame-Middle-speaks at the ongoing China-Africa forum[/caption] President Paul Kagame who is attending the 18th Forum on China-Africa cooperation has endorsed the Asian giant as a key partner in Rwanda’s development path. China remains one of Rwanda’s development partner through a number of projects ranging from governance, infrastructure, cultural and security,…
International
Elections Update: 30% of Preliminary Results Show RPF Leading with over 70%
September,03 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) Inkotanyi could be jubilating with optimism towards dominating the country’s 4th Parliament with a landslide victory. The National Electoral Commission, just released 30% of the preliminary results across 30 districts of the country – with RPF leading with more than 70% of the overall votes. According to the 30% of the…
National
Kagame Tells Africa to Maximise China’s Opportunities
September,03 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_28193" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] President Paul Kagame(4th right) at the China Africa summit[/caption] President Paul Kagame has asked Africa to reposition itself and maximise the opportunities China is bringing to the continent. China's approach in Africa is mutually beneficial, Kagame who is the chairperson of the African Union said at the Opening Ceremony of the…
International
Massive Turn Up as Rwandans Elect Lawmakers
September,03 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_28144" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Citizens woke up early morning for the voting exercise. These are Nyabimata hills in Nyaruguru district in the far South of Rwanda, neighbouring with Burundi. KT Press team is on ground. In this area, last month, some thugs attacked citizens, stole their belonging and killed two people and claimed they were…
National
BRD, BDEGL Sign $5M Deal to Fund Agriculture, Housing
August,31 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_28078" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Emmanuel Ntaganda MD of BDEGL(L) and Eric Rutabana CEO of BRD, exchange documents after the signing of agreement[/caption] Rwanda Development Bank (BRD) has secured a $5 million line of credit from "Banque de Development des Etats des Grand Lac (BDEGL) that would support the bank's priority sectors. According to BRD Chief Executive Officer,…
Economy
BK Group Registers Rwf13.4Bn Net Profit in the First 6 Months
August,30 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_28055" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Bank of Kigali during presentation of the report[/caption] Top leadership of BK Group Plc says they are optimistic the lender will hit Rwf28Bn target following Rwf13.4Bn ($15.4million) profit after Tax in the first six months of the year. The profit, according to the Bank's Chief Finance Officer, Nathalie Mpaka, represents an…
Companies
Portugal Was Rwanda’s Biggest Investor in 2017 – RDB
August,27 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_15054" align="alignnone" width="1085"] Bugesera International Airport site plan. The multi-million dollar project brought Portugal to be the lead investor in 2017[/caption] Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has announced that Portugal was the overall biggest investor in the country – accounting for 23.8% of the top ten foreign countries in 2017. A report released today by…
International
Kagame Pledges Rwf5M for Construction of Model School in Kigali
August,25 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

 In six months from now, School Children at Groupe Scholaire Kimironko 1 in Gasabo district will enjoy a modern school complex - courtesy of President Paul Kagame's Rwf5 million pledge. The President's pledge was announced by Gen. James Kabarebe, Minister of Defence on Satuday, August 25. Together with several top government officials, the latter joined…
National
Two Rwandans Win Court Battle After Brutal Deportation from Zambia
August,24 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_27906" align="alignnone" width="720"] Habumugisha was picked, blindfolded by Zambian security agencies while watching a football match in Lusaka, Zambia.[/caption] Two Rwandans living in Zambia have won a case at a Zambian High Court following the decision by Home Affairs Ministry to deport them back home. “I hold that the declaration made by the minister…
International
RPF is a Lion, Nothing Can Stand in Its Way – Kagame
August,23 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_27884" align="alignnone" width="1080"] President Paul Kagame at party campaigns in Gisagara district, August 23[/caption] President Paul Kagame and Chairman of the ruling Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) Inkotanyi has said that the party cannot provoke anyone, but again, nothing can stand in its way. The ruling party, he said, is willing to work with anyone,…
National
Rwanda, Italy Sign Air Service Agreement
August,20 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_27802" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Min Claver Gatete of infrastructure exchanges documents with Domenico Fornara, the Italian ambassador to Rwanda at the sigining of the air space agreement-Kigali August 20[/caption] In a period of ‘not’ more than a year from now, Rwanda’s carrier RwandAir will have started direct flights to Italy. The government through the Ministry…
Economy
Kagame Wants SADC to Handle Elections in DRC
August,17 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_27754" align="alignnone" width="1080"] President Paul Kagame[/caption] President Paul Kagame who is the Chairperson of the African Union has expressed confidence in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to handle upcoming Presidential elections process in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The President, who was today, August 17, 2018, addressing the 38th Summit of the…
International
Muyanza Water Dam: Rwanda Creates a New Agricultural Wonder
August,15 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_27722" align="alignnone" width="960"] Muyanza Irrigation Dam[/caption] About 2 hours’ drive from Rwanda’s capital Kigali to rural Rulindo in Northern Province, a touristic and state-of-the-art agricultural facility is becoming a new national wonder. From the steep slopes separating sectors of Buyoga, Ntarabana and Burega, you are greeted by a glimpse of beautiful terraced hills. A…
National
Massive Turn Up at RPF & Coalition Parties Parliamentary Campaigns Launch
August,13 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_27690" align="alignnone" width="1200"] RPF rally in Rulindo district[/caption] It was fanfare in Rutongo, Rulindo district on Monday, as thousands of Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) Inkotanyi supporters turned up at the launch of Parliamentary elections. 80 men and women representing RPF and coalition parties will campaign in different sectors of the country as they seek…
National
Volkswagen Announces 5% Discount on its Vehicles to Civil Servants
August,11 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_9133" align="alignnone" width="680"] Rwanda is already assembling Volkswagen cars[/caption] Rwandans in the public Sector are set to begin driving brand new vehicles. Rwanda's car Assembly plant by Volkswagen has released new special sale prices for government officials. According to the offer, all governemnt staff will now buy Volkswagen cars on duty free prices with…
National
When Rwandan Cultural Dancers ‘Intore’ Surprised Arsenal FC Players
August,09 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

It was probably the first time in the History of Arsenal Foot Ball Club  that men wearing wigs and carrying spears stormed the club’s training ground. In a shocking, but seemingly exciting moment on Thursday August 9, 2018, Rwandan culture troupe – Intore surfaced at Arsenal’s Training Centre, often referred to as its geographical location…
Sports
Imihigo 2017/18: Which District Performed Better?
August,08 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_27517" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Base-Gicumbi-Rukomo-Nyagatare road under construction[/caption] Tomorrow, August 9, 2018, all eyes will be at the Parliamentary building in Rwanda’s capital Kigali. 30 district Mayors from across the country will report in the presence of the Head of State, their performance for the 2017/2018 that has just concluded. It is ‘Imihigo’ day. The…
National
Kagame Tips Young Basketball Players on Becoming Giants of Africa
August,06 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_27471" align="alignnone" width="1500"] President Paul Kagame with the young basketball players[/caption] President Paul Kagame has expressed optimism that young Rwandan Basketball players can become giants of Africa, but only if they work hard. The President was presiding over the inaugural 2018 Giants of Africa Camp in the capital Kigali on Monday. “You just don’t become…
Sports
Al Gore, Annan and Five Heads of State for AGRF Kigali
August,06 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_27466" align="alignnone" width="804"] L-R: Koffi Annan and Al Gore[/caption] Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair are among top global speakers at the upcoming Africa Green Revolution Forum (AGRF). The forum is the continent’s most lucrative agricultural advancement revolution gathering and…
International
Kagame Encourages Young Rwandans to Join the Army
August,05 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_27432" align="alignnone" width="5760"] President Kagame addressing Itorero Indangamirwa XI graduates.[/caption] President Paul Kagame has told young Rwandans that Rwanda Defence Force (RDF)' doors are open to those interested to join. On Sunday, Kagame presided over the closing ceremony of Itorero Indangamirwa XI, which brought together 568 trainees including 430 Rwandan residents and 138 Rwandans…
National
Court of Appeal to Reduce Delays in Justice Delivery – Kagame
August,01 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_27360" align="alignnone" width="1500"] President Paul Kagame, high ranking officials and the newly sworn in judges[/caption] The newly established Court of Appeal in Rwanda reflects the country’s plan to provide quick justice, President Kagame said on Wednesday. He was presiding over the swearing-in-ceremony of 17 Judges in the newly established Court of Appeal, Supreme Court,…
National
MPs Concerned with Disparity Between Population Growth and Economy
July,26 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Members of Rwanda parliament have put Prime Minister Dr. Edourd Ngirente on spotlight to revise his government strategy in dealing with ‘alarming’ family planning issues. To MPs, government is doing all it can, but one ‘radical’ issue remains a thorn in its development feet – to deal with population explosion. While Rwanda is praised for…
National
Automatic or Manual Vehicles: Why Can’t We Have Driving Permits for Both?
July,26 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_27212" align="alignnone" width="1500"] Automatic Car driving.Photo Plaisir Muzogeye[/caption] Back in 2006, the Kigali Bus Services (KBS) - a commuter shuttle service in Kigali city began operations. It had 10 buses. But within months, the buses were already falling apart as they needed constant repairs which were expensive. “Our first fleet of buses had manual…
Special Reports
Rwanda Wants Share of Japanese Technology – Kagame
July,25 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_27184" align="alignnone" width="2400"] President Paul Kagame (Centre) in a group photo with visiting delegation of Japanese Investors and government officials.[/caption] President Paul Kagame has said that Rwanda has all it takes to gain a share of technology that Japan offers to build its domestic projects. The President who held talks with 57 representatives of…
International, Technology
I Got a Glimpse of Rural Life In Rwanda – PM Modi
July,24 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_27138" align="alignnone" width="1065"] Prime Minister Modi checks one of the cows he donated to Rweru residents.[/caption] The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, says part of his memorable experience during 2-day state visit to Rwanda is its ‘rural life’. This morning, the Prime Minister who arrived in Rwanda on Monday evening, traveled to Rweru…
International
Rwanda, Mozambique Sign Trade, Skills Exchange Agreements
July,20 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_27032" align="alignnone" width="2048"] President Paul Kagame and Filipe Nyusi in a joint press conference[/caption] President Paul Kagame and his Mozambican counterpart Filipe Nyusi have witnessed the signing of five agreements that will help business flow and exchange of knowledge between both countries. Signed in Kigali on the second day of President Nyusi’s visit to…
National
New $54M Bugesera Airport Highway Due Next Year
July,17 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_26936" align="alignnone" width="1500"] The road Sonatube-Giporoso. The new Kigali Bugesera airport will start here. Photo Plaisir Muzogeye[/caption] Rwanda has finished demarcation for of a 14km Highway that will connect Kigali to Bugesera International Airport, State Minister for Transport, Eng. Jean de Dieu Uwihanganye confirmed to KT Press on Tuesday. The new highway which will cost $54 million…
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Chinese President’s Visit to Rwanda Not for Minerals-Ambassador Hongwei
July,16 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_26915" align="alignnone" width="873"] Chinese Ambassador to Rwanda Rao Hongwei[/caption] The two- day state visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to Rwanda is nowhere connected to China's mineral interests, Chinese Ambassador to Rwanda said Rao Hongwei. "Rwanda is not a rich country in minerals. But China and Rwanda have very good cooperation in other areas," Ambassador…
International
Chinese President’s Visit to Rwanda Not for Minerals – Ambassador Hongwei
July,16 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_26910" align="alignnone" width="4128"] Ambassador Rao hongwei during a press conference on Monday.[/caption] The two- day state visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to Rwanda is no where connected to China's mineral interests, Chinese Ambassador to Rwanda said. "Rwanda is not a rich country in minerals. But China and Rwanda have very good cooperation in…
International
New Law on Religious Institutions due Next Week
July,15 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_19910" align="alignnone" width="1040"] Worshipers at a recent sermon in Muhanga district, Southern Rwanda.[/caption] Probably before end of next week, people with Religion leadership calling will begin applying for authorisation under the new law, Prof. Anastase Shyaka - Chief Executive Officer of Rwanda Governance Board said on Sunday. In February this year, a number of…
National
RDF Is Trained to Fight Wars Not to Cause Them – Kagame
July,13 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_26851" align="alignnone" width="1080"] RDF parade at the cadet pass-out[/caption] President Kagame has said that Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) is trained and prepared to fight wars but not to start or cause them. Speaking on Friday after officiating the Officer Cadet Commissioning ceremony at the Rwanda Military Academy in Gako, Bugesera district, Kagame, said that despite not…
National
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Investors Come Here Because Rwanda Works–Kagame
July,12 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_26820" align="alignnone" width="2105"] President Paul Kagame greets the YPO members[/caption] President Paul Kagame has told members of the Young Presidents Organisation (YPO) that the continued influx of foreign investors into the country is because of working hard for progress. On Thursday Kagame met 80 members of YPO who are in the country as part…
International
Where are Rwanda’s Big Health Promises?
July,11 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_26789" align="alignnone" width="680"] Prof Cotton shakes hands with Dr. Clet Niyikiza, Founder, President & CEO of L.E.A.F. The latter will soon establish his franchise in Rwanda[/caption] Relief is around the corner for patients who have been spending a fortune to seek medication abroad. Rwanda is completing important health projects that could make the country…
National
Kagame Salutes Ethiopia, Eritrea Leaders for Signing Deal to End Strife
July,09 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_26747" align="alignnone" width="800"] Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed(Left) and Eritrea President Isaias Afwerki hugging after the signing[/caption] President Paul Kagame has congratulated the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea for signing historical deal to end decades of armed strife. Today, the Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed and Eritrea President Isaias Afwerki signed a…
Regional
Rwanda-China Media Forum Launched Ahead of President XI Visit
July,06 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_26668" align="alignnone" width="1044"] Rwanda-China media owners during their forum's inaugural meeting.[/caption] Owners of Giant Chinese media houses and their Rwandan counterparts on Thursday, July 5, 2018, launched a media forum that will open space to tell the two countries’ stories. China and Rwanda enjoy cordial relations for over 40 years now, but media owners…
International
Rwanda Still Needs Citizens Who Helped RPF 24 Years Ago-Kagame
July,04 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_26618" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Kagame speaks during the Liberation 24 event at Horezo village in Rongi sector, Muhanga district[/caption] President Paul Kagame has said that, the same way citizen helped to win the liberation struggle 24 years ago, the country still needs their commitment for its development. "The liberation struggle on the battle field succeeded…
National
Be Strong–First Lady Comforts Elderly Genocide Widows
July,03 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_26594" align="alignnone" width="2464"] The First Lady Jeannette Kagame greets the elderly beneficiaries of the home[/caption] It was an emotional encounter on Tuesday, when Rwanda’s First Lady, Jeannette Kagame – lovingly hugged elderly Genocide survivors in Nyamata Sector, Bugesera district in Eastern Province. The smiles on faces of these widows and widowers whose families were completely…
National
Tags: Elderly
US Commends Rwanda on Peacekeeping, Progress
July,01 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_24866" align="alignnone" width="765"] Chief of Defence Staff Gen.Patrick Nyamvumba meets with Rwandan MINUSCA Peacekeepers (Military and Police) deployed in the Central Africa Republic capital Bangui.[/caption] The United States has commended Rwanda's remarkable progress in increasing the general welfare of Rwandans. A statement issued by the Department of State to congratulate Rwanda on 56th Independence…
International
Kagame Condemns Attacks in Zimbabwe and Ethiopia
July,01 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Presidents Kagame and Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz during the Summit. President Paul Kagame has condemned last month's attacks on leaders in Zimbabwe and Ethiopia and paid tribute to the victims. Addressing the 31st African Union Heads of State and Government Summit in Nouakchott, Mauritania on July 1, 2018, Kagame said the continental block stands with the countries…
International
AU Ministers Back Mushikiwabo to Lead OIF
June,30 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_26514" align="alignnone" width="715"] Minister Louise Mushikiwabo (2nd left) during the AU session.[/caption] The Executive Council of the African Union has approved the candidacy of Rwanda’s Foreign Affairs Minister Louise Mushikiwabo to the post of Secretary General of the Organisation of French Speaking countries (OIF). The Executive Council of the African Union is made up…
International
Ordinary Session of the African Union to Focus on Fighting Corruption
June,30 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_26509" align="alignnone" width="2048"] President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz of Mauritania welcomes President Kagame to Nouakchott where he will chair the 31st Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union.[/caption] President Kagame, who is also the Chairperson of the African Union, has arrived in Nouakchott in the Islamic…
International
Seven Districts Elect New Leaders; But What Awaits Them?
June,29 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_26478" align="alignnone" width="911"] L-R: Mushabe David Claudian Nyagatare distrit, Antoinette Mukandayisenga, Mayor Nyabihu district, Ange Sebutege, Mayor of Huye district[/caption] Today, June 29, 2018, nine districts across the country electednew Executive Committees, according to Local Government Ministry (MINALOC). The elected leaders replace their predecessors who were recently either ‘fired’ or resigned citing personal reasons.…
National
Rwanda’s Central Bank Maintains Lending Rate at Record 5.5%
June,26 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_6627" align="alignnone" width="766"] John Rwangombwa, Governor of the Central Bank[/caption] Financial Institutions in Rwanda will continue to lend at 5.5% in the third quarter of 2018, Central Bank announced on Tuesday. Going by the previous years’ rates, the Central Bank has been pushing a slash on the lending rates quarter after quarter. For instance,…
Economy
EAC Leaders Agree on Common Satellite Project
June,26 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_26409" align="alignnone" width="750"] President Paul Kagame(middle) speaks at the northern corridor summit-Tuesday June 26[/caption] East African Heads of State attending the ongoing 14th Northern Corridor Infrastructure Projects (NCIP) have agreed to launch a common Satellite that will serve the region. According to Richard Kabonero, Uganda’s ambassador to Tanzania, “The 14th Summit of the Heads…
Regional
Tags: EAC
Kagame Meeting Museveni, Uhuru to Revisit Northern Corridor Projects
June,26 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_26398" align="alignnone" width="1080"] President Kagame upon arrival in Nairobi for the 14th Northern Corridor Integration Projects Summit[/caption] President Paul Kagame has arrived in Kenya’s capital Nairobi to attend the 14th Northern Corridor Integration Projects Summit. Kagame will attend the summit alongside his Ugandan counterpart President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, Kenya's State House announced. The two…
Regional
Tags: Northern Corridor
Rwanda Adds Paramotoring to Its Tourism Products
June,25 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(1)

[caption id="attachment_26383" align="alignnone" width="1040"] Paramotoring was launched in Huye district, Southern Province on June 25[/caption] Rwandans and other tourists visiting the country can, effective today, June 25, 2018 start enjoying Powered paragliding to visit different touristic areas across the country. Rwanda Development Board (RDB) through ‘Visit Rwanda’ – its tourism promotion arm, launched the new aviation service…
Sports
Rwanda to Host World Blood Donation Day Forum
June,21 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_26280" align="alignnone" width="633"] An irtel staff donating blood[/caption] World Health Organisation (WHO) has granted Rwanda’s bid to host the global World Blood Donor Day 2019 event next year – becoming the 2nd African country after South Africa in the last 15 years. World Blood Donor Day is an occasion to raise awareness of the…
National
Gov’t Suspends Kenyan Company over Failure to Automate Saccos
June,19 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(1)

[caption id="attachment_26238" align="alignnone" width="717"] Launch of Umurenge Sacco in Byimana sector- Ruhango district. There are 460 such savings and credits cooperative in Rwanda that need to be automated[/caption] Government has suspended its contract with FinTech – a Kenyan subsidiary of FinTech Group after reportedly failing to offer quality services for establishment of a cooperative bank.…
Technology
Civil Society Renews Call for Fight Against Stunting
June,19 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_5577" align="alignnone" width="660"] Rwandan mothers during a community sensitization campaign to combat Malnutrition[/caption] Rwanda’s civil society platform has requested the government to intensify efforts in fighting stunting, which has become a national concern. Findings from the Integrated Household and Living Conditions Survey (EICV4-2015) in September 2015 indicated that 38% of Rwandan children below five…
National
Rwanda Registers 10.6% GDP Growth
June,18 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_13165" align="alignnone" width="909"] Rwanda has adopted Irrigation to improve agriculture production and food security. Agriculture contributed 2.4 points to the GDP Growth Rate[/caption] Rwanda’s economy registered Growth Domestic Product increase of 10.6% in the first quarter of 2018, with services sector growth of 12%, National Institute of Rwanda announced on Monday. The increase was calculated…
Economy
President Kagame Participates in Car Free Day
June,17 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame today, June 17, 2018, joined Kigali City residents in the fitness excercise dubbed 'Car Freed Day' - an event that features fitness, healthy excercise and environmental protection. The President walked down the streets of Kimihurura in the capital Kigali, where he joined residents for fitness session at Rwanda Revenue Authority grounds in…
National, News
First Lady Jeannette Kagame Wants More Efforts to Protect Children
June,16 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_26189" align="alignnone" width="1080"] The First Lady greets a child during celebrations on Saturday.[/caption] At celebrations to mark the Day of The African Child and the World Day Against Child Labor, Rwanda’s First Lady Jeannette Kagame said the day should reflect everyone’s efforts in protecting the rights of Children. On Saturday, June 16, 2018, Mrs.…
National
Rwanda Declares Quarantine as Deadly Rift Valley Fever Claims 99 Cattle
June,16 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_24392" align="alignnone" width="1032"] BK officials handing over the cows to a genocide survivor in Gitesi sector, Karongi district. Several cows have been killed by deadly Rift Valley Fever Outbreak in Eastern Province.[/caption] The government has declared ban on cattle movement in four districts of Eastern Province, following deadly ‘Rift Valley Fever’ that left hundreds…
National, News
Budget2018: Rwanda Increases Tax on Second Hand Clothes
June,14 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_26152" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Uzziel Ndagijimana, Minister of Finance and Economic Planning presenting the budget report statement[/caption] Rwanda has maintained her stance on second-hand garments and footwear amidst threats to scrap its advantages on the US market. While presenting the Rwf2,443.5 billion 2018/2019 national budget, the Minister of Finance and economic planning Dr. Uzziel Ndagijimana…
Economy
Tags: Budget
Rwanda Launches Multi-Billion Research Fund
June,13 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(3)

[caption id="attachment_26123" align="alignnone" width="2048"] Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente(Right) and Eugene Mutimura, Education Minister launch the research fund[/caption] Rwandan researchers especially young innovators can, effective today, start submitting proposals for their innovative projects and get funding. On Wednesday, June 13, 2018, Rwanda’s Prime Minister Dr. Edourd Ngirente launched the National Research and Innovation Fund that will provide…
National
President Kagame Meets Russia’s Vladimir Putin
June,13 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(1)

[caption id="attachment_26103" align="alignnone" width="1200"] President Paul Kagame and his counterpart Vladimir Putin[/caption] President Paul Kagame has met and held talks with his Russian counterpart President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin complex at the heart of Moscow, according to Office of the President. The President is in Russia ahead of Opening Ceremony of 21st FIFA World…
International
Dean of Diplomats in Rwanda Demands Hunt of Genocide Fugitives
June,12 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_26041" align="alignnone" width="1080"] George Twala, the South African High Commissioner to Rwanda[/caption] The  South African High Commissioner in Rwanda who doubles as dean of diplomats George Twala has told diplomats to put pressure on their governments to "arrest and jail all" genocide fugitives roaming in their countries. Ambassador Twala was speaking on their behalf…
International
Bugesera International Airport at 14.8% Value Cost
June,06 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(1)

[caption id="attachment_25861" align="alignnone" width="1500"] Bugesera International Airport construction site 11 months later[/caption] Bugesera International Airport, Rwanda’s biggest venture ever, is under construction in Eastern Province and contractors have promised they will not disappoint when it comes to meeting the deadline. Eleven months after President Paul Kagame laid a foundation stone for the construction of Bugesera…
Ambitious Projects, Special Reports
Tags: Bigstory Bigprojects 2018
Methane Gas: 70 More Megawatts on the Way
June,06 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_9256" align="alignnone" width="800"] The KivuWatt Methane Gas Plant on Lake Kivu[/caption] Rwanda is not yet done with the most ambitious project; the extraction of methane gas in Lake Kivu which, some people had called, ‘a time bomb project’ but was successful. May 16, 2016 was a memorable day in Rwanda. The day is when…
Ambitious Projects, Companies
Isaka–Kigali Standard Gauge Railway (SGR): No Budget Yet
June,06 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_20748" align="alignnone" width="963"] Proposed New Railway line(In red)[/caption] The official launch of the first phase of a 521km Isaka – Kigali Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) between Rwanda and Tanzania may not start as soon as expected. In January this year, a communiqué that was signed by transport Ministers from both countries indicated that the…
Ambitious Projects
Tags: Budget
Tantalum Plant to Be Speeded Up
June,06 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_3404" align="alignnone" width="663"] Mine workers show a load of mineral ore. Tantalum plant is expected to add value to Rwandan minerals[/caption] Rwanda has not yet laid the foundation stone for construction of its first ever tantalum plant, but officials are still optimistic they will have launched it within the next six months that are…
Ambitious Projects, Companies
Rwanda Minerals Export Revenues Increase by $207M
June,05 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Rwanda has registered one of the best performances in mining, in the last two years after earning more than double in exports. Rwanda Mines, Petroleum and Gas Board says export earnings from minerals increased from $166 million (Rwf144.8 billion) in 2016 to $373 million (Rwf324.4 billion) in 2017. Francis Gatare, Chief Executive Officer of Rwanda…
Economy
Kagame in Belgium to Meet Top EU Officials
June,04 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

  [caption id="attachment_25782" align="alignnone" width="800"] President Paul Kagame speaking at last year's European Development Days gathering in Brussels, Belgium.[/caption] President Paul Kagame arrived in Belgium on Monday, where he will attend the 12th edition of the European Development Days (EDD), which runs from 5-6 June 2018. Organised by the European Commission, the European Development Days bring the…
International, News
District Mayors are Not Planted: Minister Kaboneka
June,04 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_25778" align="alignnone" width="800"] Local Government Minister Francis Kaboneka appearing on KT Radio Talk Show on Monday. He refuted claims that District Mayors are planted. Photo: Plaisir Muzogeye[/caption] Local Government Minister Francis Kaboneka has dismissed claims in the public domain which suggest that District Mayors are planted. For the last one month, several District Mayors…
National, News
Kagame Backs Ellen DeGeneres’ Gorilla Conservation Fund
June,03 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(1)

[caption id="attachment_25749" align="alignnone" width="587"] President Paul Kagame and daughter Ange Kagame wearing T-Shirts that promote Ellen DeGeneres Wildlife Fund.[/caption] President Paul Kagame has hailed Ellen DeGeneres – American TV personality for her new initiative to promote gorilla conservation. The President, who tweeted his picture with daughter Ange Kagame, and another with Ellen DeGeneres and partner…
National, News
Russia, Rwanda to Strengthen Military Ties
June,02 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(2)

[caption id="attachment_25774" align="alignnone" width="641"] Ambassador Karen Chalyan and his delegation after presenting his papers of credence to President Paul Kagame.[/caption] Russia's new Ambasaador to Rwanda, Karen Chalyan has said that strengthening military ties with Rwanda is among his country's priority areas of cooperation. “We have a good relationship with the military," Ambassador Chalyan told KT…
International, News, Uncategorized
Mayors’ Resignations: Are ‘Personal Reasons’ Really Personal?
June,02 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_25729" align="alignnone" width="800"] President Kagame addressing local leaders recently. Failure to meet targets has pushed some Mayors to resign.[/caption] An irresistible self-evaluation coupled with a series of audits is the leading cause for the recurrent resignations of District Mayors, Governors have said. For the last one month, not even a day passes without news…
National
Network Hitches Affecting Cheque Compensation Technology
May,30 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_25654" align="alignnone" width="1500"] Central Bank's goal is to have a cheque compansated the same day it was deposited. The system is up and running but internet shortfalls sabotage it[/caption] Central Bank may need to urgently fix network hiccups to ensure efficient operation of its new cheque compensation technology. In March this year, financial institutions…
Economy
Ellen DeGeneres Honors 1994 Genocide Victims
May,29 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(1)

[caption id="attachment_25622" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Ellen DeGeneres(Middle) laying the wreath at Kigali Genocide Memorial[/caption] Ellen DeGeneres – American TV personality who is working on a gorilla conservation project was on Tuesday paid tribute to genocide victims at Kigali Genocide Memorial. Clad in a black pants, dark blue T-shirt and a Zebra-striped blazer, Ellen DeGeneres, partner Portia de Rossi…
International
The Killer in this PHOTO is Identified, and the Victims Too
May,29 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(9)

[caption id="attachment_25579" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Above: Fabien Kabagema - the killer carries a bed frame after killing the victims in this photo. Below: the Killing scene today has slightly changed. One of the victims - Gatare came from his house(right) to hide and the neighbour - Ruheke who was watching from the compound alarted the killers[/caption]…
Special Reports
Tags: Best Of Kwibuka
Menstrual Hygiene Day: How Safe are School Girls?
May,28 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_25568" align="alignnone" width="1280"] Maranyundo Girls' School. All high schools have a 'girls' room' which catters for their menstrual matters[/caption] In 2012, Devota Bampire –then a form two student reported to School as usual but around 11am, she felt something strange. It was her first time to experience menstruation. “I had something strange happening to me.…
Society
Rwanda Welcomes French Court’s Decision on Simbikangwa
May,25 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_25491" align="alignnone" width="1024"] On his wheelchair, Pascal Simbikangwa is conducted to court[/caption] Rwanda has welcomed the “crucial move” by France to uphold the conviction of Genocide perpetrator Pascal Simbikangwa. On May 24, Cour de Cassation – France’s court of final appeal, upheld Simbikangwa’s conviction saying he ‘willingly’ participated in the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi.…
International
Dutch MPs Annoyed by Rwanda, Arsenal FC Deal
May,25 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(5)

[caption id="attachment_25423" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Unai Emery, new Arsenal FC Head coach show the team kit with 'Visit Rwanda'[/caption] Rwanda’s Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and East African Community Olivier Nduhungirehe has blasted criticism by Dutch MPs over the country’s recent sponsorship deal with Arsenal football club. On May 23, 2018,…
Sports
Rwanda’s Treasury Bond Oversubscribed
May,24 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

  [caption id="attachment_17962" align="alignnone" width="824"] Central Bank of Rwanda[/caption] Barely three weeks since Central Bank announced to issue a 10-year treasury bond, it has been oversubscribed by over 290%. "10-year Treasury Bond worth Rwf10 billion oversubscribed at a level of 293.46%, Bond prices at par with yield of 12.50%. A big thanks to all the…
Economy
Kagame to Lure French Tech Companies Into Rwanda
May,23 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_25378" align="alignnone" width="1080"] President Paul Kagame and President Emmanuel Macron[/caption] President Paul Kagame has started a two day working visit in France where he will attend the viva technology summit. Kagame was received on Wednesday by President Macron at Palais de l'Elysee and is likely to lure French companies to tap into Rwanda’s available opportunities as he…
Uncategorized
Bowed Out:Comrades Pay Tribute to Maj.(Rtd) Rambo Butera
May,22 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(5)

[caption id="attachment_25350" align="alignnone" width="918"] Maj(Rtd) Rambo Butera[/caption] Major (Rtd) Rambo Butera, a former Rwanda Patriotic Army (RPA) and Rwanda Defence Force officer was laid to rest today at Kanombe Military cemetery. Aged 56, Maj.(Rtd) breathed his last on Friday after a long illness. Rambo as was his famous name during the bush war, is praised by his…
Obituaries
Kagame’s Visit to China Made Work Easy – Chinese Ambassador
May,21 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Chinese Ambassador to Rwanda, Henry Rao Hongwei has said that his tour of duty in Rwanda has been eased by President Paul Kagame’s successful visit to his country in March last year. “As you might notice, China-Rwanda relations have reached a new high... since President Kagame’s successful visit to China in March last year. As the Chinese…
International
Shocking Revelations as New Genocide Mass Graves are Discovered in Kigali
May,19 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(1)

[caption id="attachment_25247" align="alignnone" width="1500"] The killers burried the Tutsi with all the tools that they used to kill them[/caption] Emelliene Uwimana has been secretly living on top of human bodies of Tutsi killed during the 1994 genocide against Tutsi. When Genocide erupted, Uwimana was living in Gahoromani – a famous trading area in Kabeza village,…
National
Cooking Gas Importers Hiking Prices at Own Discretion
May,17 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_25143" align="alignnone" width="1500"] A gas store at SP Gikondo[/caption] The number of Gas users in Rwanda may continue to diminish as retail prices on the market remain ‘unbearable’,gas users say. Currently, a kilogram of gas on the retail market around the capital Kigali is between Rwf1000 ($1.14) and Rwf1400 ($1.61) depending on the location. This registers an increase of…
Special Reports
Tags: Cooking Gas
Kagame Expected in Paris for Global Tech Gathering
May,17 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame will next week attend the global tech forum, in France’s capital Paris. The forum gives special consideration to startups. The World Rendezvous for startups is organized by Viva Technology and it is a gathering that brings together at least 8,000 startups from 103 countries around the world, leaders and tech investors to…
Technology
RwandAir Launches Cape Town Route
May,16 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_25100" align="alignnone" width="700"] RwandAir Maiden Flight to Cape Town[/caption] Rwanda’s Carrier, RwandAir will start using its Boeing for the Kigali-Harare-Cape Town route during the high season, KT Press has learnt. On Wednesday morning, the first plane to Cape Town in South Africa via Harare (Zimbabwe) left Kigali. For the maiden flight, RwandAir used Two Bombardier…
Companies
African Green Fund: Kigali Forum Turns Focus on Small Farmers
May,12 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_25012" align="alignnone" width="1500"] Five tomatoes easily make a kilogram Diane Uwanyirigira explains Mulindi centre of excellence[/caption] Rwanda will this September host Africa’s most lucrative agricultural advancement revolution forum with over $30billion expected to come in investment pledges to propel the green revolution on the continent. Rwanda as this year’s host of the annual 2018…
International
More Countries Than Expected are Ratifying African Free Trade Pact
May,11 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_23329" align="alignnone" width="800"] President Paul Kagame of Rwanda and Mahamaou Issoufou of Niger. Both countries will submit ratified AfCFTA agreement to AU any time soon[/caption] On May 11, Kenya and Ghana made history as the first signatory countries to submit their papers of ratification to African Union Commission. “Ghana and Kenya today made history…
International
Niger’s Salissou Hassane Latifa Crowned Ms Geek Africa 2018
May,09 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_24919" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Miss Geek 2018 receives her dummy cheque[/caption] From 200 girls selected across Africa, months of preparation - to a panel of judges who are tech industry heavyweights, a new 'Ms Geek 2018' has emerged. Salissou Hassane Yari Latifa from Niger was crowned Ms Geek Africa 2018 at the ongoing Tranaform Africa…
Technology
Ecobank In New Push for 100,000 Customers in Rwanda – Group CEO
May,08 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_24853" align="alignnone" width="1080"] We mean it-Ecobank Group CEO Ade Ayeyemi(Left) speaks to KT Press journalist[/caption] With 40,000 customers and 14,000 subscribers on its mobile Application, Ecobank – the pan-African bank, will have hit a target of 100,000 customers before the end of the year, the group CEO told KT Press on Tuesday. “We have very…
Companies
VW Extends Launch of its First Made in Rwanda Car to June
May,07 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(10)

[caption id="attachment_24816" align="alignnone" width="1080"] VW Passats Model[/caption] The German Automaker Volkswagen (VW) has extended the launch of its first assembled vehicle in Rwanda to June this year – one month past set deadline. In January this year, while announcing VW's official entry into the Rwandan market,VW South Africa Chairperson, Thomas Schaefer, said "The assembling facility…
Companies
Could the Rift Valley be Extending to Rwanda?
May,05 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_24783" align="alignnone" width="959"] Cracks in the Murundi hills affected houses as well[/caption] It was a strange Saturday morning for residents of Murundi sector in Karongi district in Western Province. In unusual occurence, residents woke up to cracked houses. A huge split on one of the hills in the area had developed  leaving several crops destroyed. At…
National
Transform Africa Summit is Here, But What’s in the May Basket?
May,04 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

The 4th edition of Transform Africa Summit kicks off next Monday in the capital Kigali. The Africa's largest ICT conference with more than 4000 delegates is expected to bring together several heads of State, billionaires, government officials multinational IT companies CEOs, to mention but a few. The summit also features local ICT companies and young tech wizards…
International
Kigali Job Fair: Who is Dating Who?
May,03 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_24756" align="alignnone" width="1200"] A job seeker meets a potential employer at Kigali Job Fair[/caption] In 2014, Scovia Muhoza 28, graduated from Kigali Independent University (ULK) with First Class Honours (Great Distinction) in International Relations. Since then, she has applied everywhere – trying to get employment that suits her profession. “I have since submitted my…
National
Disaster Victims Increase to 183
May,03 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

  [caption id="attachment_24749" align="alignnone" width="1115"] Minister Jeanne d'Arc Debonheur[/caption] Rwanda may have experienced the worst national disaster in 2018 following death of 183 people in just three months. According to latest figures released by the Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugees (MIDMAR), heavy rains have killed people, destroyed properties as well as causing several injuries.…
National
Kiziba Camp Leaders behind Violent Unrest – Gov’t
April,30 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_22319" align="alignnone" width="720"] Kiziba refugees in riots in February[/caption] The government has disbanded the executive committee members at Kiziba refugee camp in Karongi district, Western Province – following investigations that they are behind the ongoing violent unrest at the camp hosting Congolese refugees. The camp is home to thousands of Congolese refugees. On February…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-DRC Relations
Gov’t Battles Rwf270 Bn Loss in Public Assets
April,30 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(1)

[caption id="attachment_24648" align="alignnone" width="873"] Rubavu modern market project has been delayed for so many years[/caption] Rwanda Government may need to dig deep and remodel its strategy to control the loss and embezzlement of public funds. The latest audit report (2016/2017) by the Auditor General presented to parliament this morning indicated that government has lost over…
National
Sirleaf Donates her $5M Ibrahim Prize to Women
April,28 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(4)

[caption id="attachment_24597" align="alignnone" width="2048"] Ellen Johnson Sirleaf during her acceptance speech[/caption] It was a moving evening in Rwanda's capital Kigali, when former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf received a standing ovation for being the first African female President to receive the Ibrahim Prize. Sirleaf became the 5th to receive the $5 million Mo Ibrahim Prize at a…
International
I Criticize Abuse of Power, Not Staying in Power–Mo Ibrahim
April,27 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(1)

[caption id="attachment_24586" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Dr. Ibrahim, Founder and Chair of Mo Ibrahim Foundation discussing public service in Africa in Kigali[/caption] Mo Ibrahim - the founder of Mo Ibrahim Foundation says there is a misconception about his style of criticism of people abusing power. An African billionaire and philanthropist, Mo Ibrahim is known as an eloquent…
International
Rwanda Boosts Malnutrition Fight in 10 Districts
April,26 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_24544" align="alignnone" width="2016"] Peter H. Vrooman, US Ambassador to Rwanda and a delegation of several officials observe crops that are rich in iron intake[/caption] Rwanda has launched a project that will help to reduce malnutrition and stunting burden while also improving households’ income among 700,000 farmers in 10 districts of the country. The project;…
National
City of Kigali Eliminates Chances of Skipping Umuganda
April,25 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_17551" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Gahanga community during end of the month Umuganda[/caption] Kigali City residents cannot be able to dodge the monthly community work (Umuganda) following a new directive. City authorities have set measures that will completely eliminate chances of not participating in the community work as has been witnessed in the past. In Rwanda,…
National
19 Die in Monday Night Downpour
April,24 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_24435" align="alignnone" width="920"] By press time victims of floods and landslides were 19, but the story is still developing[/caption] At least nineteen people died and several properties were destroyed, following Monday night heavy downpour that swept different parts of the country. According to Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugees Affairs (MIDMAR) the most affected districts were…
National
Rwanda’s Army to Fund Education for Over 100,000 Science Students
April,20 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_24363" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Defence Minister Gen. James Kabarebe participates in planting potatoes in Nyabihu district. He said RDF is ready to fund education for best science students[/caption] Rwanda’s Minister of Defence, Gen. James Kabarebe has announced that Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) is ready to recruit more than 100,000 best science students and fund their…
National, Uncategorized
Nyarubaka: Where Genocide targeted Boys only
April,20 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_24359" align="alignnone" width="1080"] The deep ditch where boys were dumped in Nyarubaka. Survivors have appealed to authorities to construct a monument at the site.[/caption] During the Genocide against Tutsi in 1994, men were the most active in mass killings that left over one million people dead. But in Nyarubaka sector – a small village…
National, News
Did you Know your House Can be Connected to the Internet at Rwf50,000?
April,19 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(3)

[caption id="attachment_24329" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Internet provided through a router[/caption] When you walk around the City of Kigali and different parts of the country, you are likely to see small red and white poles on the road side with a mark “Fibre Optic”. Some of these poles are very close to homes, trading centres and offices.…
Technology
Kagame Brings ‘Fragility of States’ to the Attention of Commonwealth
April,18 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_24278" align="alignnone" width="2048"] President Paul Kagame(L) shakes hand with former UK Prime MInister David Cameron[/caption] President Paul Kagame has warned countries under Commonwealth to be watchful because all countries big or small countries can be candidates of fragility. Fragility of a state combines both the elements of economic development and political leadership, rule of…
International
Tags: CHOGM
Kagame Meets Prince Harry Ahead of CHOGM
April,17 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_24252" align="alignnone" width="745"] President Kagame and Prince Harry met at Buckingham Palace[/caption] President Kagame today met and held talks with Prince Henry of Wales popularly known as Prince Harry at Buckingham Palace in United Kingdom. Kagame is in the UK to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) where leaders will gather in…
International, News
Tags: CHOGM
African Trade Bloc Will Hit $100 Trillion by End of Century – Masiyiwa
April,16 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(3)

[caption id="attachment_24224" align="alignnone" width="821"] Strive Masiyiwa[/caption] Shortly after the continent majorly endorsed the free market, African billionaires have finished their calculations on what Africa will become in terms of business before end of the century. One of them is already sharing the outcome of his projection findings, to inform decision of potential investors who are…
Economy
Rwandan Community in Costa Rica Hold Kwibuka24
April,16 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_24213" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Walk To Remember in Costa Rica. Students, university officials and the neighboring community joined the 16 Rwandan students to pay tribute to a million Tutsi who were killed just for being Tutsi[/caption] Seeing big Rwanda diaspora communities hold Kwibuka24, one may think that some Rwandans did not have that opportunity to…
International, Kwibuka24
Kwibuka 24: Commemoration Week Ends, But Memories are Still Fresh
April,13 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_24126" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Mourners lay wreaths at graves of politicians who were massacred for contesting the atrocities of the genocidal government[/caption] The Kwibuka 24 - Commemoration Week where Rwanda remembers victims of Genocide against Tutsi has concluded today, April 13, 2018. This afternoon, the Rwanda flag was raised back to full mast, but remembering the…
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Woman Gang Raped During Genocide Exposes Perpetrators 24 Years Later
April,13 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Vestine Mukanyana giving testimony of how she was gang raped in Kamonyi district, formely Gitarama prefecture During the entire 100 days period of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi, Vestine Mukanyana, then 19 years old, was gang raped by two men who had discovered her from dead bodies. One of the suspects she only identified as…
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Rwanda Approves Continental Free Market
April,12 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_23422" align="alignnone" width="1080"] President Paul Kagame of Rwanda and AU chaiperson, Mahamaou Issoufou, President of Niger and Moussa Faki Mahamat, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission launch the one african market in Kigali-March 21[/caption] African citizens from across the continent will soon begin trading freely, acquire free residence as well as free movement…
Economy
Rwanda Makes Fresh Appeal to UN To Track Genocide Fugitives
April,10 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Rwandans in Kenya during a walk to rememberRwanda has once again made an appeal to United Nations to “kindly” help track genocide fugitives currently roaming across different capitals around the world to face justice. “As we remember the victims, kindly look at these indictments…look at the credibility of the indictments, ask questions, but help us…
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Police Arrest Man Threatening to Kill Genocide Survivors
April,08 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_23949" align="alignnone" width="552"] Francois Nsengiyumva, the suspect[/caption] Police has arrested a 35-year-old man in Ngoma district, Eastern Province who threatened to kill Genocide survivors with a machete. According to Police Spokesperson, Commissioner of Police Theos Badege, Francois Nsengiyumva was arrested after a tip-off from local leaders and citizens. On Friday April 6th, a day…
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Messages from Around the World  as Rwanda Commemorates
April,07 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

UN Secretary-General Antonio GuterresCountless messages from different dignitaries and friends of Rwanda continue to pour in, as Rwandans mourn over one million people killed during the Genocide against Tutsi. A research commissioned by local government Ministry in 2000 pointed out that an approximate 1,074,017 were killed in the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi - April 7th…
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President Kagame Lights the Flame of Hope As Rwanda Begins Kwibuka24
April,07 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_23911" align="alignnone" width="1080"] President Paul Kagame Lights the Flame of remembrance as children sing "Urumuri rw'u Rwanda ni Urwawe na njye" the Light of Rwanda is ours[/caption] President Paul Kagame led Rwandans in commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi where and emphasised that remembering the victims will never stop. Twenty four years have…
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Reliving the Journey of Confessions by Genocide Perpetrators
April,06 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_23877" align="alignnone" width="717"] Unity and reconciliation is now taking shape in Rwanda[/caption] On Monday, April 2, Boniface Hakizimana – a Genocide convict, knelt down on the altar at a chapel in Huye district, Southern Rwanda. With immense shame on his face, but seemingly heart-broken, Hakizimana 50, looked up and said words that left many…
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New US Ambassador to Rwanda Pledges More AGOA Talks
April,06 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_23862" align="alignnone" width="1032"] Peter H. Vrooman, New US ambassador to Rwanda[/caption] The new US. Ambassador to Rwanda has pledged to engage in fresh talks to iron out issues related to US withdraw of Rwanda's eligibility for apparel exports under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). On April 3rd, Rwanda issued a statement saying…
National
Rwanda’s Decision on Second Hand Clothing Remains Unchanged
April,03 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_22354" align="alignnone" width="1500"] Zambian President Edgar Lungu excited by a made in Rwanda jacket given to him during a recent state visit to Rwanda[/caption] Rwanda government will not change its decision on second hand Clothes following the United States’ withdraw of the country’s eligibility for apparel exports under the African Growth and Opportunity Act…
International
Gov’t Pushes for Self-Sustenance in Public Hospitals, But are The Hospitals Ready?
April,03 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_23756" align="alignnone" width="640"] Kibungo district hospital in Ngoma district, Eastern Province.[/caption] Public hospitals in Rwanda could soon start operating under internally-raised budgets without waiting for government help. The ministry of health says plans are underway to mobilise all public hospitals in the country to become self-sustained. There are 46 district hospitals across the country,…
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Next Einstein to Come From Africa, Probably From Rwanda
March,28 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Next Einstein Forum. The flags' session which marks the closure of the NEF business in any country. Participants left Kigali with hope that dream to have Next Einstein in Africa will come true. The three-day Neixt Einstein Forum (NEF) concluded on Wednesday in Rwanda's capital Kigali. The global gathering which brought together hundreds of African Scientists, policy…
International
Kenya Approves Continental Free Market One Week After Signing
March,28 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_23399" align="alignnone" width="1080"] President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya signing the AfCFTA in Kigali last week[/caption] Kenyan cabinet on Tuesday approved the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) - just six days after it was signed in Rwanda's capital Kigali. Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta this evening shared the communique on his twitter handle, expressing satisfaction following…
Regional
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Revealed: Kenya to Host Next Einstein Forum
March,27 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_23554" align="alignnone" width="1080"] NEF Chair @ThierryZomahoun is going to turn eyes to Kenya after the second edition of NEF in Kigali[/caption] President Paul Kagame revealed on Tuesday that his counterpart President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya has offered to host the next Einstein forum (NEF) next year. "President Uhuru Kenyatta has agreed to host the next NEF…
International
Pan African Science Journal Launched in Kigali
March,27 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_23534" align="alignnone" width="1200"] The Pan African Science journal was launched on the first day of the NEF[/caption] The first pan Africa scientific journal has been launched in Kigali with an aim of putting visibility to African research work. The Journal “Scientific African” was launched by Thierry Zomahoun, the Next Einstein Forum (NEF) founder at…
International
Gender Gap in Sciences Should Not Be Accepted–Kagame
March,26 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_23526" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Kagame address at the Next Einstein Forum[/caption] President Paul Kagame has acknowledged that the gender gap in science subjects is a global phenomenon but warned that should not be an excuse to accept it. “The gender gap in Science is a global phenomenon but that is no reason to accept it…
International
Nigeria Is Supportive of AfCFTA–Kagame
March,21 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_23422" align="alignnone" width="1080"] President Paul Kagame of Rwanda and AU chaiperson, Mahamaou Issoufou, President of Niger and Moussa Faki Mahamat, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission launch the one african market in Kigali-March 21[/caption] President Paul Kagame has said that Nigeria is fully supportive of the just signed Africa Continental Free Trade Area…
International
AfCFTA UPDATE: Emotional Moment As 50 Countries Sign Free Trade Area Deal In Kigali
March,21 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(8)

[caption id="attachment_23394" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Moussa Faki Mahamat, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission celebrates the signing of AfCFTA[/caption] This morning March 21, 2018, African leaders, right from President Paul Kagame - the Chairman of the African Union, African Union Commission Chairman, Mousa Faki Mahamat as well as President of Niger - Mahamadou Issoufou recalled the…
International
AfCFTA UPDATE: Continental Blocks Consult Ahead of Signing Free Trade Area
March,21 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_23366" align="alignnone" width="1032"] Heads of State and Government in Kigali for the signing of the Continental Free Trade Area agreement[/caption] In a few hours from now AU Heads of State and Government will be signing the historic Continental Free Trade Area. Early this morning, heads of state and officials from each regional block held…
International
Rwanda-South Africa Visa Issue Solved
March,20 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(9)

[caption id="attachment_23342" align="alignnone" width="640"] South African President Cyril Ramaphosa(2nd left) and President Paul Kagame after meeting at Village Urugwiro. Foreign affairs Ministers from both countries were also in attendance[/caption] South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared that the political issues that have characterized Rwanda and his country in the past is already in the ‘basket…
International
Former President Obasanjo Terms Hesitation To Sign CFTA By African Leaders “Criminal”
March,20 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that he finds it “criminal” for some African leaders to doubt the benefits of African Continental Free Trade Area. Tomorrow, March 21, will mark the historic signing of the much anticipated Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) – an agreement that seeks to create one market for Africa’s 1.2 billion…
International
Signing of CFTA a Success, But More Challenges Ahead – Kagame
March,20 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(1)

[caption id="attachment_23332" align="alignnone" width="800"] President Paul Kagame speaks at the African Continental Free Trade Area Business Forum-March 20th[/caption] With less than 24 hours to the historic signing of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area agreement, President Paul Kagame has alerted Africans to get prepared for more challenges that will follow the signing. President Kagame, who…
National
Central Bank Reduces Cheque Compensation to 4 Hours
March,17 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(2)

[caption id="attachment_17962" align="alignnone" width="824"] Central Bank of Rwanda[/caption] Financial Institutions in Rwanda will no longer have to carry physical cheques to the Central Bank for payment settlements. The Central Bank (BNR) has introduced 'Cheque Truncation System (CTS)'- an image-based clearing system that will help banks stop the flow of the physical cheques issued by a…
Markets
EAC Member States to Discuss Renewable Energy Deficits
March,16 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_23223" align="alignnone" width="1370"] The 8Megawatt solar power plant in Rwamagana, eastern Rwanda[/caption] Policy makers and experts in renewable energy in East Africa will next week convene in Rwanda’s capital Kigali to push for energy projects in the region. The forum, organized under the East African Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (EACREEE), will…
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Major City Roads to Close During AU Summit
March,15 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_23182" align="alignnone" width="5497"] Chez Lando roundabout -right; the Kigali International Airport highway will be closed to public traffic-Left: the Kimihurura-town highway[/caption] Several roads across the capital Kigali will be closed from time to time for a period of four days during the Extraordinary Summit Heads of State of the African Union. According to a…
National
Kagame Finds Foreign Ownership of Broadcast Rights for African Games Embarrassing
March,15 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(1)

[caption id="attachment_23166" align="alignnone" width="2048"] President Paul Kagame chats with the participants of AUB in Kigali[/caption] President Paul Kagame says he is not happy that for many years, broadcast rights of African games competitions are owned by foreigners. “It is an embarrassment because I was also told that our citizens’ rights to watch Africans playing football…
International
Rwanda’s GDP Registers 6.1% Growth
March,13 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(1)

[caption id="attachment_23108" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Yusuf Murangwa, Director General of National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda presenting the GDP numbers to the media[/caption] Rwanda’s Economy continued to register significant growth in the final quarter of last year with the Growth Domestic Product (GDP) standing at 6.1%. In 2017, according to the Director-General of National Institute of…
Economy
Rwanda Will Not Return Mistreatment Against Uganda
March,13 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_23077" align="alignnone" width="1800"] Louise Mushikiwabo, Minister of Foreign Affairs gave an answer to quite many questions on current affairs[/caption] Rwanda has taken a firm decision never to reciprocate mistreatment against Ugandan citizens in Rwanda, in response to recent incidents where Uganda has been arresting, torturing and abusing Rwandan citizens before deporting them. Louise Mushikiwabo,…
International
WB Gives Rwanda $55M to Fight Stunting
March,07 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(1)

The World Bank and Rwanda Government have signed a $55 million financing agreement to reduce stunting rates among children under age 5 in 13 of Rwanda’s districts with high prevalence. According to the Integrated Household Living Conditions Survey (EICV4-2015), 41.5% of children under age five were stunted by 2015, with Nyaruguru district in the Southern…
National
Police Arrest Six Pastors for Sabotaging Church Crackdown Campaign
March,05 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_22735" align="alignnone" width="615"] Bishop Innocent Rugagi[/caption] The Police have arrested six Church leaders for allegedly ganging up against State move to crack down on Churches in substandard structures. The arrested church leaders include the famous Bishop Innocent Rugagi of Redeemed Gospel Church, Apostle Charles Rwandamura of the United Christian Church (UCC) and Pastor Fred…
Society
Kigali The Cleanest City: But Do You Know What It Takes?
March,04 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(15)

[caption id="attachment_22683" align="alignnone" width="1500"] A worker of a cleaning company at one of Kigali highway[/caption] Mid last year, Primary school children were crossing a road in the busy Kicukiro 'Centre' area in the capital Kigali. In the middle of the crowd, a traffic Police officer was thrown into a frenzy of confusion. He was swarmed…
National
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Rwanda, Zambia Vow to Invent Lasting Solutions to Common Problems
February,22 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Rwanda and Zambia leaders have vowed to further strengthen the existing cordial relations and regional integration in finding solutions to recurrent issues instead of waiting for the third party. On February 21st, President Kagame hosted his Zambian counterpart, President Edgar Lungu at a state banquet in the capital Kigali. President Lungu is on a two-day…
International
Zambia President Pays Tribute to Genocide Victims
February,21 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(1)

[caption id="attachment_22292" align="alignnone" width="1500"] President Edgar Lungu laying the wreath at Kigali Memorial Centre[/caption] The visiting Zambian President to Rwanda, Edgar Lungu, says that Africans have been colonized, divided but this cannot happen again. The president said this in a message he wrote in the guestbook after visiting Kigali Genocide memorial in Gisozi, in the…
International
French Minister Blames World for ‘Doing Nothing’ to Stop the Genocide
February,16 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(1)

[caption id="attachment_22113" align="alignnone" width="1080"] French Sports Minister Laura Flessel[/caption] The world should accept its failure to have done nothing when the Genocide against Tutsi was happening in Rwanda, the French Sports Minister Laura Flessel said this morning. “Genocide against the Tutsi has been one of the worst atrocities of our time. It was committed at…
International
Gisagara District to Move 50,000 Genocide Remains
February,13 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_21991" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Kabuye Genocide memorial in Gisagara district[/caption] Authorities in Gisagara district are finalizing on plans to relocate over fifty thousand remains of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi to a newly built Rwf500 million Genocide memorial site at Kabuye sector, Gisagara district. “We have been working on a project to construct a modern…
National
Gabon President Ondimba in Rwanda
February,13 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_21982" align="alignnone" width="609"] Upon arrival in Kigali President Ali Bongo Ondimba of Gabon(Left) was received by his counterpart Paul Kagame[/caption] President Ali Bongo Ondimba of Gabon arrived   in the country today for a state visit. At Kigali International Airport, President  Ondimba was received by top government officials led by Foreign Affairs Minister Louise Mushikiwabo before heading to…
International
Kagame Tells Insurers to Target the Growing Middle Class
February,12 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_21949" align="alignnone" width="1500"] President Paul Kagame while launching the 42nd General Assembly of the Federation of African National Insurance Companies #FANAF2018[/caption] President Paul Kagame has presented a summary of insurance penetration in Africa with figures which indicate that Africans are almost not insured. He advised them to think big, set long term strategies and…
Companies
Rwanda-Israel Horticulture Deal to Cut Down on Imports
February,10 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(3)

[caption id="attachment_21864" align="alignnone" width="1500"] Yellow pepper at Mulindi centre of excellence[/caption] For some years now, the growing high-end Hotels in Rwanda have complained about ‘poor quality’ of local fruits and vegetables – pushing them to import the products. This will be history in the near future. Rwanda and Israel have jointly ventured into a horticulture…
Economy
Jeannette Kagame Preaches Love at US’ Prayer Breakfast
February,08 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(1)

[caption id="attachment_21821" align="alignnone" width="1080"] First Lady Jeannette Kagame joins U.S. President Donald Trump, and other dignitaries during the 66th National Prayer Breakfast, where she read the opening prayer.[/caption] Rwanda's First Lady Jeannette Kagame called upon the world to embrace love when she drew from the prayer of St. Francis of Assisi challenging nations to "Bring…
International
Fines for Driving While on Phone Hiked 10 Folds
February,08 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_21792" align="alignnone" width="1500"] A traffic police officer acquires driving documents from a driver at Gishushu/Kigali[/caption] Car owners trying to drive while on phone or other hands-free devices will have to think twice before getting involved in this traffic offence following ten folds increase of the fine the offence has been attracting. Effective this month,…
National
Construction of $376M Kagitumba-Rusumo Road Kicks off
February,07 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_21751" align="alignnone" width="960"] Construction activities at Kagitumba- Kayonza-Rusumo Road[/caption] Rehabilitation and expansion works for the $376.5 million Kagitumba-Kayonza-Rusumo road network will officially kick off on February 8th paving way for efficient cross-border trade and transportation between Rwanda and its East African neighbors. The overall road rehabilitation project is expected to extend to some road works…
Regional
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Rubavu Airport to Start Handling Boeing and Airbus Planes
February,05 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_21689" align="alignnone" width="1500"] Rubavu airport[/caption] Rubavu Airport in the Western Province will soon be upgraded into a facility with a capacity to handle both domestic and international flights. The airport which is just a few miles away from Goma International Airport in the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), will handle big planes like…
Economy
Gov’t Launches War on Poor Quality Education
February,05 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_21683" align="alignnone" width="1032"] School Inspection in Muhanga district[/caption] Headteachers and Education officers across the country risk facing disciplinary measures for failure to implement policies towards quality education. The Ministry of Education and its stakeholders have launched a quarterly national campaign to inspect performance which cuts across several areas. Deteriorating cases leading to poor quality…
National
How Ruzindana ‘Fathered’ Over 20 Former Street Children
February,03 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_21570" align="alignnone" width="3264"] Ruzindana(middle) at home with children he got from the street[/caption] One evening in 2008, Egide Ruzindana, a man in his 30s was living work at Kacyiru in the capital Kigali. On his way towards Umubano Hotel in Rwanda's capital Kigali, the IT specialist met a group of homeless boys seated on…
Society
AIF Launches Men’s Fortified Food
February,03 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Africa Improved Foods (AIF) has launched a new balanced complementary nutrition - Nootri family or Nootri Papa, which they say would get men off alcohol and switch to porridge. The company which unveiled the new product on Friday says Nootri Family comes with multigrain porridge containing thirteen essential vitamins that would serve a balanced diet…
Companies
Gatoyire, The Man Who Defied Genocide Extremists
February,01 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_21482" align="alignnone" width="1032"] Gatoyire speaks during an event at his home village in Gasange[/caption] In 1959 when the so called Hutu revolution war erupted and the hunt for Tutsi across Rwanda was heightened, a young man was given a big role; to head a Parmehutu youth league. Parmehutu or the “Parti du Mouvement de…
National
Biodiesel Project Halted
January,30 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_21423" align="alignnone" width="1500"] Bio Diesel Bus at Murindi made just one return trip Kigali-Bujumbura-Kigali[/caption] If you have been waiting to see the official inauguration of a once much anticipated first ever Biodiesel project in Rwanda, you might have to wait longer. Government says it has halted a project that would see the country have…
Technology
Trump Calls Kagame ‘A Friend’
January,26 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(3)

US President Donald J Trump says President Paul Kagame is “a friend”. “It is an honour to have you as a friend,” President Trump told President Kagame today before shaking his hand during bilateral talks in Davos, Switzerland. The two leaders met at a time when President Kagame takes responsibilities as the Chairman of the…
International
Kagame Meets Rwanda’s Friends, Partners at WEF
January,25 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_21085" align="alignnone" width="638"] President Kagame meets with Fifa President Gianni Infantino on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum[/caption] The ‘Snowiest World Economic Forum’ as many have termed this year’s 48th global gathering, is on its third day. President Kagame has been meeting several partners and friends of Rwanda on the sidelines of the forum. The…
International, News
Africa Needs to Own Its Problems – Kagame
January,24 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_20957" align="alignnone" width="1500"] President Paul Kagame with John Kerry, former US Secretary of State[/caption] On the second day of the ongoing World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, President Paul Kagame has told a session on Peacebuilding in Africa that Africa should have ownership of its problems instead of relying on others and should have…
Business & Tech, Economy
Minagri Lifts Quarantine on Cattle 
January,24 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_20950" align="alignnone" width="640"] Ankole cows in Eastern Province[/caption] Farmers in Eastern Province can now resume cattle and other animal business smoothly, following removal of the red notice on some animals over foot and mouth disease outbreak. In December last year, the Ministry ordered closure of all cattle markets and animal movement in the districts…
National, News
RAB Boss Suspended
January,23 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_20904" align="alignnone" width="792"] Dr Mark Cyubahiro Bagabe[/caption] The Director General of Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB), Dr. Mark Cyubahiro Bagabe has been suspended from his duties, KT Press has learnt. According to officials from the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry, Dr. Bagabe was suspended following a cabinet decision last Friday, January 19th 2018. “Yes, he was suspended…
National, News
Kagame to Discuss Security at WEF
January,23 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_20897" align="alignnone" width="636"] President Paul Kagame meeting with Prof. Klaus Schwab, the founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF) during last year's forum[/caption] President Paul Kagame today arrived in Davos, Switzerland for the 48th World Economic Forum and is expected to speak at two key events. The forum is an annual global…
International, News
Rwanda Refutes Signing Migrants Deal with Israel
January,23 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_20842" align="alignnone" width="768"] Louise Mushikiwabo Rwanda's Minister of Foreign Affairs[/caption] Rwanda has refuted widespread media claims that it has signed a deal with Israel regarding relocation of African migrants. On Monday – January 22nd, several news outlets were awash with stories of alleged African migrants - mostly from Eritrea protesting at Rwanda Embassy in Israel…
International, News
Rwanda Bans French Dairy Products
January,22 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_20821" align="alignnone" width="645"] Lactaris Products[/caption] The Ministry Health has banned importation and sale of several products made by French Firm Lactalis Group – citing health hazards. The banned products are all infant formula, cereals, and specialized products for children manufactured by the firm. The banned products include; Celia AR 400g,  Céréales Cereline Multicéréales 200g…
Business & Tech, Companies
Rwanda’s Areruya Edges Amisa Bongo Crown
January,20 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Last year’s Tour du Rwanda hero Areruya Joseph could clinch yet another biggest cycling competition award; La Tropicale Amissa Bongo Tour currently underway in Gabon. The Tour is ranked number one on continent. At today’s second last (107kms), Areruya finished 3rd with 18 seconds ahead of German cyclist Holler Nikodemus who is number 2 on…
Sports
Global CEOs Show Interest to Invest in Rwanda
January,20 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_20735" align="alignnone" width="1500"] Werner Kurn, CEO of the Ocean Enterprises(R) presents a gift to President Paul Kagame[/caption] Thirty-eight Chief Executive Officers from around the World have announced plans to set foot in Rwanda’s untapped investment opportunities. The CEOs under their ‘Chief Executives Organisation’ revealed this to KT Press on Saturday shortly after holding talks with President Paul…
Business & Tech, Companies
Rwanda Registers $1.6Bn Investments in 2017
January,18 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(1)

[caption id="attachment_20673" align="alignnone" width="815"] Kigali View Hotel and Appartments was among the top five investments to register in Rwanda last year[/caption] Rwanda has again defended its best ranking in ease of doing business by attracting more foreign investment tapping into her yet untapped opportunities. The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) in 2017 registered investments in Rwanda…
International, News
First Car Produced in Rwanda to Hit the Road in May 2018
January,18 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(2)

[caption id="attachment_20668" align="alignnone" width="688"] Volkswagen Passat 132TSI. VW Rwanda will start assembling these types of vehicles in its initial phase[/caption] All is set for the German Auto maker Volkswagen (VW) to assemble the first vehicle in Rwanda, which is expected to be a dream come true for a number of Rwandans who wish to drive…
Business & Tech, Companies
Rwanda Secures IMF’s $25.8M Special Credit Facility
January,17 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_20651" align="alignnone" width="661"] Toilet Paper making. Rwanda policy on locally-made products has helped cut down trade deficit[/caption] Rwanda has received a disbursement of $25.8 million following the IMF review which indicated that the country has registered steady growth in key economic pillars. The final disbursement was approved by International Monetary Fund’s Executive Committee which…
National, News
Ten Envoys Present Credentials To Kagame 
January,16 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(1)

Ten envoys representing their respective countries to Rwanda today presented their papers of credence to President Paul Kagame. The new envoys to Rwanda start tour of duty at a time when Rwanda represents the continent in global diplomacy. President Kagame will assume chairmanship of the African Union on 28thJanuary this year. Speaking to KT Press…
International, News
AU Funds Now Flowing from Member States’ Levies
January,13 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_20535" align="alignnone" width="637"] The F10 that concluded in Rwanda on Saturday[/caption] Rwanda admits that tangible progress has been made by the African Union member states to contribute to the funding of the continental body’s operation, but insists ‘a lot still needs to be done’. In July 2016, during the African Union Summit in Rwanda’s…
International, News
Rwanda Saddened by President Trump ‘Racist’ Comments
January,13 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(10)

[caption id="attachment_20528" align="alignnone" width="2048"] Louise Mushikiwabo, Rwanda's Minister of Foreign Affairs[/caption] The government of Rwanda says it regrets to have heard comments that are allegedly attributed to US President Donald Trump targeting some African countries. Speaking to journalists this afternoon, Louise Mushikiwabo, Rwanda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and East African Community, said such comments…
International, News
UN Seeks Kagame Intervention to End 40-year Western Sahara Conflict
January,12 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_20483" align="alignnone" width="2048"] UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Western Sahara,Horst Köhler(L) and President Paul Kagame[/caption] The United Nations has appealed to President Paul Kagame to help solve the 40-year-old Western Sahara conflict. For this period, the United Nations (UN) has been struggling to end an ongoing conflict between the revolutionary Polisario Front and…
News
Lt. Gen. Fred Ibingira Promoted to Full General
January,12 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(2)

[caption id="attachment_20450" align="alignnone" width="640"] Gen Fred Ibingira[/caption] President Paul Kagame and Commander-in-Chief of armed forces has promoted Lt. Gen Fred Ibingira to the rank of full General. Ibingira has been the Chief of Staff – Reserve Forces. This means Gen. Ibingira has endured 27 years of service to earn the army’s top rank since the…
National, News, Uncategorized
Rwanda Community Health System Draws WHO’s Attention
January,11 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(1)

[caption id="attachment_20433" align="alignnone" width="584"] Health Worker Jean Nepomuscene Kwizera administers Vitamin A supplement as part of the different services he provides freely to the community and he is not paidRwanda’s[/caption] Community Health Workers’ system has registered a success that may soon be used among tips that countries need to fast track sustainable development goals (SDGs),…
National, News, Uncategorized
WHO Boss Breaks Down at Nyamata Genocide Memorial
January,11 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_20424" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Dr Tedros Adhanon Ghebreyesus(3rd left) listens to a guide explaining the horror of the Genocide at Nyamata genocide memorial site[/caption] Thursday, January 11, 2018, will remain in the memory of World Health Organisation Director General, Dr Tedros Adhanon Ghebreyesus. It was his first time to visit a memorial site to witness…
National, News
WHO Boss in Rwanda for Health Talks
January,10 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

The Director General of World Health Organisation (WHO) Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is expected in the country today. Dr. Tedros – from Ethiopia, was elected WHO boss last year. During the campaign, Dr. Tedros received wide backing from all 50 plus African countries – a sign that the continent had settled on fronting unique candidates…
National, News
Construction of 80MW Gisagara Peat Plant in Progress
January,10 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_20396" align="alignnone" width="960"] Construction site of the 80 MW Gisagara peat to power plant[/caption] In two years from now, Mamba sector in rural Gisagara district, Southern Rwanda will be the source of the 80MW peat energy. In May last year, Infrastructure Minister James Musoni traveled to Gisagara district with engineers to lay foundation stone where…
National, News
Pressing Issues as Kagame Takes AU Chairmanship
January,07 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_20288" align="alignnone" width="2048"] President Paul Kagame(Second Left) during a consultative meeting on African Union reforms - May 2017 in Kigali[/caption] This month, President Paul Kagame will officially start duties as Chairman of the African Union (AU) taking over from President Alpha Condé of Guinea. Top on Kagame's list of tasks will be to chair…
International, News, Uncategorized
Suddenly, ‘Fake News’ is new Excuse to Lock out Media
January,05 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_20266" align="alignnone" width="1024"] French President Emmanuel Macron[/caption] As the world order shifts from west to east – so is the measure of what has for decades been the required yardstick for determining “democratic” countries. Europe and North America, for years the epitome of the so called free societies, are keeping out any media considered…
International, News
Rwandan Hospital Offers Free Surgery to ‘Fistula’ Patients
January,05 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_20257" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Kibagabaga hospital[/caption] If you are a mother and has been battling the deadly Fistula disease after birth, you could now be close to regaining your health. Kibagabaga hospital – one of Rwanda’s referral hospitals in Kigali has announced it will offer a special operation on mothers who are battling Fistula after…
National, News
From Egypt, They Won Hearts of Rwandan Mothers and Stayed
January,04 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(16)

[caption id="attachment_20223" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Dr. Hebatallah Salama(l) and Dr. Mohamed Okasha(r) were sent to Rwanda in 2009 on a mission by the Egyptian government , however, after their assignment, they decided to stay and work[/caption] Rwanda seems to invoke an irresistible feeling to first time visitors many of whom have ended up extending their stay…
Special Reports
Rwanda’s Visa on Arrival Policy Takes Effect
January,02 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

View of Kigali International airport Rwanda has, effective January 1st 2018, launched a policy in which citizens of all countries travelling to Rwanda for short trips will no longer need to apply for a visa. In its first tweet of the year 2018, the Directorate of Immigration announced on January 1st, that “Rwanda will issue…
International, News
Detractors Going Nowhere – Kagame
January,01 2018 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame, in the end -of-year address to the nation, paid tribute to resilient Rwandans, but reminded them that while they continue to build the nation, detractors are going nowhere. The President, whose speech was aired on state broadcaster – Rwanda Television, thanked Rwandans for a fruitful year. “Our economy, our security and well-being…
National, News
Kagame Throws a Night-Long Party for Government Officials
December,31 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame and First Lady Jeannette Kagame have thrown a party for government officials, members of Private Sector and Civil Society organizations. Kagame and First Lady Jeannette Kagame have been hosting similar New Year parties before. With this year’s party, the President, greeting party goers, declared that they should enjoy it ‘until morning’. “I wish…
National, News
Memorable End of 2017 Gifts
December,31 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

It is just hours to the end of 2017. Some people could remember a few ordinary things like how they celebrated the festive season. But to some Rwandans, there are end of year gifts that will remain stuck in their minds. KT Press has looked into the most memorable end of year gifts given to Rwandans…
Uncategorized
Uganda Deports 5 More Rwandans After Extreme Torture
December,29 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(1)

[caption id="attachment_20080" align="alignnone" width="1032"] Clock-wise: Jesicca Muhongerwa, Vanessa Agasaro, Fred Turatsinze, Dinah Kamikazi and Hubert Munyangaju[/caption] Uganda has again deported five more Rwandans today. The deportees who looked very tired and weak narrated to media how relieved they feel after surviving death from torture while held incommunicado for weeks in undisclosed detention centres in Uganda.…
News, Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
Uganda, DRC Biggest Safe Haven for Rwanda Genocide Fugitives
December,28 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_5043" align="alignnone" width="624"] Ladislas Ntaganzwa waiting to be airlifted from DRC[/caption] Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are the biggest hosts of perpetrators of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi, KT Press can reliably reveal. A list obtained by KT Press indicates that Uganda and DRC are home to nearly 55% of the 835 fugitives indicted by Rwanda’s…
International, News
Rwanda’s Trade Deficit Down by 21%
December,28 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_20016" align="alignnone" width="850"] Central Bank Governor John Rwangombwa[/caption] Rwanda government is celebrating the festive season in style following a significant cut on trade deficit in 2017. Central Bank Governor John Rwangombwa said today that the last 11 months of 2017 has seen the country reduce its trade deficit by 21.1% compared to the same…
Business & Tech, Economy
Kagame Happy Sudan Exercising 0.2% Levy to Fund AU
December,21 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_19755" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Sudan President Omar Bashir. His country has begun implementing the 0.2% levy on eligible imports to finance African Union programs[/caption] President Paul Kagame who is on a two-day state visit to Sudan has expressed his appreciation for the country’s efforts to implement a 0.2% levy on its imports to fund the African…
International, News
Kagame in Sudan for Two-Day State Visit
December,20 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_19724" align="alignnone" width="1024"] President Omar al-Bashir welcomes President Kagame to Sudan| Khartoum, 20 December 2017[/caption] President Paul Kagame today arrived in Sudan’s capital Khartoum for a two-day state visit in which he will hold talks with his counterpart President Omar El-Bashir. It is expected that the two leaders will hold bilateral talks centered on…
National, News
Eastern Province Livestock Farmers Switching to Crops
December,18 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(1)

[caption id="attachment_19658" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Part of grazing land in Nyagatare district turned into cropping land[/caption] In 2008, President Paul Kagame travelled to Eastern Province to preside over a land redistribution exercise and almost every resident in the four main districts; Kayonza, Gatsibo, Kirehe and Nyagatare got equal land. Eric Mugarura was given 25 hectares of…
National, News
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Kagame Pledges His Best to RPF Party Cadres   
December,16 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame and chairman of the ruling party – Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) Inkotanyi has promised the party congress to ‘give the best’ in his five year tenure of chairmanship. Kagame has been at the helm of RPF leadership since 1998 when he was first elected as chairman of the party. Ever since,…
National, News
African Leaders Busy in ‘Roadside Politics’ – Mushikiwabo
December,15 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Today marks day two of Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) Inkotanyi Congress ahead of the RPF30 celebration day – tomorrow, Saturday 16th. Discussion Panels are becoming more interesting with organizers choosing experienced personalities in business, politics, diplomacy and most especially economics and global trends in general. In the morning, Rwanda’s Foreign Affairs Minister Louise Mushikiwabo met…
National, News
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RPF Negotiators Never Trusted Anyone – Sen. Rutaremara
December,13 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_19356" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Senator Tito Rutaremara[/caption] Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) Inkotanyi politicians who were at the current Parliamentary building at the peak of the Genocide against Tutsi, ‘never even trusted their own shadows’ while with Genocidal regime leaders, Senator Tito Rutaremara told journalists on Wednesday. “When you are a revolutionary, you don’t trust leaders.…
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Kagame is Rwanda’s Change Architect – Mkapa
December,12 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_19246" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Rwanda Patriotic Front Party organized a conference on African Liberation[/caption] Former Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa has said that Rwanda owes its development to the know-how of President Paul Kagame who did not spare any effort to develop Rwanda since liberation struggle started. “Kagame has been the architect, the designer, inspirer, the…
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Greg Wyler Voted Most Powerful Telecom Executive
December,12 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Greg Wyler a US Tech entrepreneur and Chief Executive Officer of OneWeb has been voted most powerful executive in telecom for 2017. Over the weekend, President Kagame took to his Twitter handle to court votes for Wyler. "Greg Wyler is in the running as the most powerful person in US Telecom. He has devoted his…
National, News
Rwanda Launches e-pharmaceutical Regulation & Transaction
December,11 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Pharmaceutical manufacturers wishing to bring their products to Rwanda will not have to travel miles for physical registration. The Ministry of Health, Trade Mark East Africa and Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) have jointly developed an online portal in which Pharmaceutical dealers and manufacturers can log in and fill online invoices and get a license. The…
National, News, Uncategorized
Kagame Reiterates Weakness of UN Troops in Rwanda During Genocide
December,11 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_19189" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Monument of Campaign against Museum at Parliement building[/caption] President Kagame has said that he still ‘does not know’ what the United Nations troops deployed to Rwanda during the Genocide were doing to protect thousands of civilians who were mercilessly butchered. In a 4 minutes 20 seconds interview posted on State House…
National, News
Kigali Parents School, La Palisse Hotel to Relocate
December,11 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_19175" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Part of La Pallisse hotel constructed in a wetland[/caption] Kigali Parents School – one of Rwanda’s famous Private Schools and La Palisse Nyandungu Hotel, both located in Gasabo district will see the biggest part of their infrastructure removed, KT Press has learnt. The move is part of an ongoing exercise by…
National, News
Kagame Campaigns for Greg Wyler As US Top Tech Person 2017
December,09 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

  President Kagame has expressed his admiration for Greg Wyler – a US tech entrepreneur and is campaigning for him as the most powerful person in US Telecom industry for 2017. “Greg Wyler is in the running as the most powerful person in US Telecom. He has devoted his life to bridging the digital divide.…
International, News
Avoid Unnecessary Red Tape, Kagame Tells African Leaders
December,08 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_19118" align="alignnone" width="2048"] President Kagame and President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi during a panel discussion on driving African entrepreneurship on the sidelines of the 2nd Africa Business Forum | Sharm El Sheikh, 7 December 2017[/caption] President Paul Kagame has told fellow African leaders that if the continent is to register rapid growth, there should be no…
International, News
Gov’t Okays Made In Rwanda Support Policy
December,07 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_19060" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Technicians busy at Tolirwa factory producing construction materials[/caption] All companies and individuals dealing in ‘Made in Rwanda’products will be given a threshold – following a cabinet approval on Tuesday. The cabinet meeting, chaired by President Paul Kagame approved a policy that will enable all bidders supplying materials and products that support Made…
Business & Tech, Economy
Ministers of ICT, Education Dropped
December,06 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_19055" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Jean Philbert Nsengimana until today, has been at the helm of Ministry of Information Technology and Communications[/caption] President Paul Kagame today made changes in his cabinet and dropped Education Minister Dr. Papius Musafiri Malimba and Communication and Technology Minister Jean Philbert Nsengimana.   In a statement signed by Prime Minister Dr.…
National, News
Gov’t Hands Over 42MW Power Plants to REG
December,06 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_9427" align="alignnone" width="680"] Nyabarongo hydro power plant among mega Indian investments in Rwanda[/caption] A cabinet meeting chaired by President Paul Kagame last night officially handed over to Rwanda Energy Group (REG) the management of power plants supplying over 42MW to the country’s electricity grid. The Power plants handed over  include; Nyabarongo – currently producing…
National, News
Rwanda Speaker of Parliament Lures Israeli Investors
December,05 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_18996" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Donatille Mukabalisa Parliamentary Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies[/caption] Rwanda’s Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies Donatille Mukabalisa has convinced Israel Investors to tap into the country’s opportunities. “My country Rwanda is ready. Its geo-strategic position in East and Central Africa is an asset and presents immense business opportunities for Israel…
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Rwanda, World Bank Sign $125M Energy Deal
December,04 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_18947" align="alignnone" width="1024"] The deal signed today will lower cost of electricity service delivery[/caption] Rwanda and World Bank have signed a deal worth $125 million (Rwf107 billion) to kick off the ‘first Energy Sector Development Policy Operation financing agreement’. The financing deal signed this morning at Finance Ministry offices in Kigali, “Will lower the cost of…
National, News
More Relief for African Migrants in Libya as World Responds
December,01 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_18880" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Lybian markets sell slaves for $800 each[/caption] Last week when Rwanda government announced it will intervene and rescue African migrants trapped and sold as slaves in Libya, the world heard and has followed suit. At the end of a 2-day 5th African Union-European Union Summit, yesterday, United Nations Secretary General, Antonio…
International, News
Rwanda Launches Oral HIV Self-testing Method
November,30 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_18841" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Oral HIV self-testing kit[/caption] For those with fear to have had unprotected sex or come into contact with infected blood and shy away to seek HIV test at public hospitals, put your mind at rest. Tomorrow, during celebrations to mark World Aids Day, the Ministry of Health will unveil a new…
National, News
Kagame Wants Africa & Europe to Jointly Solve Migrants Crisis
November,30 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_18807" align="alignnone" width="1024"] President Paul Kagame believes that a strong partnership between Africa and Europe would get solutions to the existing challenges of migrants and unemployment.[/caption] President Paul Kagame has reminded Europe that it is Africa's 'permanent' neighbour, and as a result, the two should always work together to solve security and migrants issues.…
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Rwandan Rural Children May Miss Meghan Markle Services
November,29 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_18777" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Markle enjoys a moment with Rwandan women and children during a visit to the country last year. Photo/ World Vision Rwanda[/caption] Women and Children in rural Rwanda could soon lose a strong bond they had developed with Actress Meghan Markel – following her decision to suspend her charity acitivities in the…
National, News
IPRC Kigali Makes Technology to Track Drunk Drivers
November,27 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_18718" align="alignnone" width="1024"] The technology consists of a system that will be installed in the car and connected to the engine. If a driver attempts to drive under influence of alcohol, the car will stop[/caption] A locally made technology to track people driving under influence of alcohol will feature at the 3rd Made in Rwanda…
Business & Tech, Technology
Gen Kabarebe  Outlines New Guidelines to Country Struggle
November,26 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_18687" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Gen James Kabarebe Minister of Defence[/caption] Gen. James Kabarebe, Rwanda’s Defence Minister has told the RPF youth league that they have role models to emulate in the struggle to take the country to the next level. Men and women who fought during the liberation struggle 30 years ago will serve a…
National, News
AfDB Approves $84M Skills Development Package to Rwanda
November,25 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_18661" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Nkanga Cassava Cooperative showing their first harvest. AfDB financing will promote SMES and cooperatives among others[/caption] The African Development Bank has announced a $84million financing package to promote skills development in Rwanda. The Bank's Board of Directors Approved the financing loan under its 'Skills and Business Development Programme (SBDP) joint venture…
International, News
Rwanda’s Army Bank Makes Rwf8Bn Profit After Tax
November,24 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_18651" align="alignnone" width="1024"] CSS members during a General Assembly on Friday in Kigali[/caption] Rwanda’s Amy bank,  Zigama CSS has announced it will fetch Rwf8 billion ($9.3million) profit after tax before end of this financial year. Zigama CSS could soon rise to the same league with Bank of Kigali Group – Rwanda’s largest bank by assets,…
Business & Tech, Economy
TDB Bank Announces extra Financing Packages
November,23 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_18617" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Trade and Development Bank (TDB) officials[/caption] The Trade and Development Bank (TDB) – formerly Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank or PTA, has announced plan to widen its financing of big projects in Rwanda. The Bank – with presence in 21 countries across Africa has been at the fore…
Business & Tech, Companies
Rwanda Opens Doors for African Immigrants Sold as Slaves in Libya
November,22 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(10)

[caption id="attachment_18563" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Lybian soldier rounds up African Immigrants- most of them are being sold as slaves to Europe[/caption] Rwanda has come out against the sale of African migrants as slaves in Libya by offering shelter and transportation to thousands of the victims. This morning, African Union Chairperson Moussa Faki revealed that Rwanda has …
National, News
High Court Turns-down Rwigaras Bail Request
November,21 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_18551" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Diane Nshimiyimana Rwigara[/caption] High court on Tuesday turned down bail appeal involving Diane Nshimiyimana Rwigara and her mother Adeline Mukangemanyi Rwigara. The presiding judge said that, after thorough assessment, court found there was no reason to hand them bail since reasons Prosecution gave were compelling enough. On November 17th, the Rwigaras…
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Court to Decide on Rwigara’s Appeal next Week
November,16 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_18395" align="alignnone" width="1024"] (L) Diane Nshimiyimana Rwigara and her mother (R) Adeline Mukangemanyi Rwigara[/caption] The appeal request by Diane Nshimiyimana Rwigara and her mother Adeline Mukangemanyi Rwigara will be decided Tuesday next week.  The two appeared in high court today - They are accused of insurrection including forgery for Diane Rwigara and divisionism for…
National, News
300 Residents Vacate Cimerwa Quarry Area
November,15 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_18359" align="alignnone" width="1024"] CIMERWA factory[/caption] Eighteen families in Rusizi district have been relieved from fear for negative health effects due to proximity to CIMERWA - Rwanda’s cement factory. Juvenal Rutaganda, the Strategic Initiative Manager of Cimerwa said on Wednesday, "local community living around the factory was affected by our mining activities." In 2015 factory…
Business & Tech, Economy
Rwanda joins the world to Create New Businesses
November,15 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(1)

[caption id="attachment_18327" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Participants attending the launch of Global Entrepreneurship Week in Kigali[/caption] Rwandan entrepreneurs have joined the rest of the world to organise a week long business forum expected to bring to life hundreds of businesses in Rwanda. The Global Entrepreneurship Week is organised across 170 countries where 20,000 partners engage about 10…
National, News
Senator Tito Rutaremara: Raggae Diehard and Ardent Man U Fan
November,14 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(1)

[caption id="attachment_18271" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Senator Tito Rutaremara in an interview with KT Press shares about love for sports, music and memories[/caption] The old English adage ‘age is just a number’ may not hold any meaning until you meet Senator Tito Rutaremara, a Rwandan senior citizen who has served Rwanda in numerous capacities, including – the…
Society
Dominant Colors at Tour du Rwanda
November,13 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

From horizons of Rwanda’s Amahoro stadium to several corners of Kigali City, yellow, orange and dark brown colors plus white filled up the streets since Sunday A closer look from thousands enthusiastic fans who headed for the debut of the 9th Tour du Rwanda and the Kigali-Huye stage today, the same colors dominated either on jerseys,…
Sports
Lack of Cooperation Breeding Insecurity in Africa – Kagame
November,13 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_18238" align="alignnone" width="2048"] President Kagame (3rd from left) attending the forum with other leaders[/caption] President Paul Kagame has said that the ongoing security threats hitting the African continent are solely caused by one big factor; lack of collaboration among Africans. Kagame was addressing the fourth edition of the Dakar International Forum on Peace and…
International, News
Rwanda Introduces bi-monthly  Financial Services Dialogue
November,12 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_3390" align="alignnone" width="664"] Some of Rwandan CEOs during a meeting at Serena Hotel in Kigali[/caption] Effective next week, a bi-monthly dialogue that will bring all Rwandans closer to financial services knowledge will start taking place. Last month, Rwanda concluded a week-long Savings campaign – to help Rwandans adopt the culture of saving and maintain…
National, News
IMF Predicts Healthy Economic Growth for Rwanda
November,12 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_18175" align="alignnone" width="2048"] Farmers collecting their tomato harvest[/caption] The International Monetary Fund (IMF) predicts Rwanda’s economy will continue to grow at a healthy rate this year. The IMF review team, said that this year’s growth is significantly attributed to projected good rains that will support agriculture yields as well as expanding domestic production. The…
Business & Tech, Economy
Police Tightens Security Ahead of Tour du Rwanda
November,11 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_18156" align="alignnone" width="932"] Map of Tour of Rwanda prologue[/caption] Police say they have tightened security to ensure a peaceful ninth Tour du Rwanda which kicks off tomorrow. “We will keep you updated every day till the end of the race. Enjoy the race and let’s keep the riders safe and the roads free of any…
National, News
Protestant Leader Declares War against Immoral Pastors
November,11 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_18150" align="alignnone" width="1080"] CPR leaders during celebration of 500 years of Protestantism[/caption] The president of Protestant churches in Rwanda Bishop Alexis Birindabagabo has declared war against pastors who deviate from their mandate of preaching the gospel and involve Christians in fornication and other sins. Bishop Birindabagabo said this while presiding over celebration of 500…
National, News
Sir Ian Wood Rewards Rwanda’s Tea Farming Partners
November,10 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_18125" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Sir Ian Wood Rewards Rwanda’s Tea Farming Partners[/caption] Anthere Hakizimana 61, a resident of Rusizi district in Western Rwanda, could have quit tea faming – a profession he has practiced for 20 years had it not been for the intervention of an experienced investor in the tea trade. For all this…
Business & Tech, Economy
Kagame, Elumelu to Grace Young Entrepreneurship Day
November,08 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_18043" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Tony Elumelu[/caption] President Paul Kagame and Nigerian billionaire Tony Elumelu are scheduled to feature at the Young Entrepreneurship Day (YED) at the Africa 2017 Forum due next month. Kagame is the chairman of Smart Africa while Tony Elumelu is founder of the $100 million Entrepreneurship Program. Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program is a…
National, News
Court Adjourns Rwigara’s Appeal on Provisional Detention
November,07 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_17992" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Diane Nshimiyimana Rwigara led by police officers to court[/caption] The High Court has this morning adjourned to Thursday next week appeal on provisional detention hearing involving Diane Nshimiyimana Rwigara and her mother Adeline Mukangemanyi Rwigara. Nshimiyimana requested court to postpone the hearing citing absence of her lawyer Pierre Celestin Buhuru. Her…
National, News
UPDATED: Suspected Foot and Mouth Disease Reported in Eastern Province
November,07 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_17987" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Foot and Mouth breaks out in Eastern Province[/caption] Cases of foot and mouth disease has been reported in Nyagatare district, Eastern Province, KT Press can exclusively report. Our reporter on ground, Sebasaza Gasana Emmanuel reports 13 cows have been marked with the disease. KT Press learnt that the disease was first…
National, News
Kagame Receives Tourism Award, Courts More For RwandAir
November,06 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame this evening received the World Tourism Award in recognition for his visionary leadership in sustainable tourism wildlife conservation. The President, who received the award in London, United Kingdom, attributed it to relentless efforts by Rwandans in promoting tourism. "On behalf of the people of Rwanda I thank you for this award which…
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Tags: Tourism
Global Cancer Experts Meet in Rwanda, Seek Lasting Solutions
November,06 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_17967" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Experts on Cancer tour Butaro Hospital on Monday[/caption] A team of global researchers on cancer have descended on Kigali for a conference where they will collectively share ideas on finding lasting solutions to cancer. The conference is scheduled to commence on Tuesday. Currently, 60% more Africans die from cancer than from…
National, News
Rusumo Power Plant Progress at 20%
November,06 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_17929" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Rusumo falls will be given more capacity to generate about 80MW to serve Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania[/caption] Construction works at the $360 million Rusumo hydroelectric power plant indicate that the project will be completed on time - site engineers have told KT Press. During a guided tour at the construction site, KTPress found excavators…
Business & Tech, Economy
Youth Challenging Policy Makers via Global Shapers Platform
November,02 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_17767" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Rwandan youth engaging in dialogue with top leaders in a cross-mentoring talks[/caption] Government leaders could soon begin seeking consultations from young men and women on key government policies. Kigali Global Shapers – a World Economic Forum (WEF) backed program is mentoring more than 20 young Rwandans to equip them with skills…
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Rwanda Lands $16M Tantalum Refinery Plant deal
November,01 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(1)

[caption id="attachment_17741" align="alignnone" width="1024"] (l)Francis Gatare - CEO of Rwanda Mines, Petroleum and Gas board exchanges deal documents with Ray Power - Chief Executive Officer of the PLG Plc (r)[/caption] Rwanda will in the next 12 months start exporting refined tantalum products to the global market, following a deal to construct a $16 million manufacturing plant in…
Business & Tech, Economy
Rwanda Moves Up 15 Places In Doing Business 
October,31 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(1)

[caption id="attachment_17699" align="alignnone" width="1200"] BPR-Atlas Mara building under construction. Rwanda is leading in issuing construction permits[/caption] Rwanda has significantly improved in the World Bank's "Doing Business Report" coming on the 41st position up from 56th in last year's ranking. In a report released today, World Bank says Rwanda remains 2nd after Mauritius (25th) and first…
Business & Tech, Economy
How Peasant Women Turned into Professional Hoteliers
October,31 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_17690" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Their journey to one of the World's biggest hotel brands is strange but made it possible[/caption] It is a busy Tuesday afternoon in Kigali as several guests check-in at Marriott Hotel. While in the Hotel lobby, hotel staffs help guests to waiting shuttles after days of stay at the Hotel. "It…
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Works on Base-Gicumbi-Nyagatare Road Progressing Well
October,30 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Construction of 51km Base-Gicumbi-Rukomo is in good progress says Jean Marie Vianney Gatabazi, Governor Northern Province. "Construction works of the tarmac road is impressive," Gatabazi said in a tweet. In 2014, government and the African Development Bank (AfDB) signed a concessional loan agreement worth $ 74.4 million to finance the project with an additional $4.6…
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Rwandans in Kenya Report Calm Mood Ahead of Elections Results
October,29 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Yesterday, October 28th, Audace Kubwimana – a Rwandan living in Kenya’s capital Nairobi and Africa Program Manager for International Land Coalition (ILC), returned from a trip abroad with mixed feelings. He thought the situation could have turned worse in his Kasarani residence amid Kenya’s repeat presidential elections. The famous Kasarani area is home to many…
News, Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Kenya Relations
Kagame Inaugurates Gahanga Cricket Oval
October,28 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(1)

[caption id="attachment_17537" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Gahanga Oval in Kicukiro district. All photos by Plaisir Muzogeye[/caption] President Paul Kagame has told delegates from the UK Cricket Circle to "always feel at home" while in Rwanda. The President this afternoon, amidst heavy downpour joined thousands of Rwandans and 400 delegates to inaugurate the historical Gahanga Cricket Stadium. Despite…
Sports
Why are Kigali’s Malls Almost Empty?
October,25 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(4)

[caption id="attachment_17380" align="alignleft" width="1024"] Kigali City authorities directed all businesses operating in residential areas to relocate to commercial zones[/caption] In January this year, the city of Kigali issued a directive requiring all businesses to vacate residential neighbourhoods and relocate to commercial zones. More than 910 businesses operating in residential areas were mapped across the city…
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UPDATE: Court Grants Bail to Anne Rwigara
October,23 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_15469" align="alignnone" width="1080"] L-R Anne Uwamahoro, Diane Rwigara her two brothers accompanying them and their mother[/caption] The Nyarugenge Intermediate Court has this Monday afternoon remanded Adeline Mukangemanyi Rwigara, her daughter Diane Nshimiyimana Rwigara to 30 days in prison, but granted bail for Anne Uwamahoro Rwigara. For Mukangemanyi and Diane Rwigara, Court said they should…
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UPDATE: Rwigaras Bail Hearing Due on Monday
October,20 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Nyarugenge Court has pushed ahead the bail hearing of a case involving the Diane Rwigara her sister and mother to Monday23, at 3PM. The presiding judge, announced this afternoon that given the weight of the dossier, her team could not review it in two daysafter the last hearing on Wednesday this week. The suspects; Adeline Mukangemanyi Rwigara,Diane Nshimiyimana…
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UPDATE: Rwigaras Bail Request to Be Decided Tomorrow
October,19 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Following yesterday’s pre-trial hearing of a case involving Rwigara’s three family members and prosecution, Nyarugenge intermediate court will tomorrow decide on a bail request. Mrs. Adeline Rwigara and her two daughters; Diane and Anne Rwigara have been battling bail after they were arrested over serious crimes, according to prosecution. The trio are accused of inciting insurrection but…
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Kagame Receives Golden Plate Award, Dedicates It To Rwandans
October,19 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(1)

[caption id="attachment_17147" align="alignnone" width="1200"] President Paul Kagame(Right) at the International Achievement Summit London, 18 October 2017[/caption] Rwandans are President Kagame's unmatched role models - an engine behind his continued achievements. Last night, while attending the International Achievement Summit in London, Kagame was awarded the 'Golden Plate Award' - the highest honor for individual's contributions to…
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Rwigaras Case Goes Closed-Door
October,18 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

The trio are accused of inciting insurrection but both Adeline and Diane Rwigara face separate charges; Divisionism and forgery respectively. On Monday this week, Prosecution had played 12 audio clips detailing Adeline Rwigara's conversations with other suspects living abroad, but requested the remaining 8 audios be played in a closed-door session. Earlier before the session,…
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100 New Foreign Companies Register in Rwanda
October,18 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(1)

[caption id="attachment_17070" align="alignnone" width="1200"] One hundred companies registered after Kigali exhibition. Many of them are from Egypt and Arab world in general. Photo Plaisir Muzogeye.[/caption] Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has registered the highest number of Foreign Direct Investment ever, following the recently concluded Kigali International Trade Fair. In collaboration with Private Sector Federation, RDB this…
Business & Tech, Companies
Prosecution Reveals Four More Suspects in Rwigaras Case
October,16 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(1)

[caption id="attachment_16356" align="alignnone" width="1500"] More evidences; Prosecution presents a list of four other accused in Rwigaras trial[/caption] Prosecution has revealed four people whom it accuses of being accomplices to Adeline Mukangemanyi Rwigara and her two daughters; Nshimiyimana Diane Rwigara and Uwamahoro Anne Rwigara. In a case involving prosecution and the accused, prosecutors revealed that Mugenzi…
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Rwanda’s Stock Market to be Automated Soon
October,16 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_16714" align="alignnone" width="705"] Acting Executive Director of CMA, Eric Bundugu[/caption] Rwanda’s Capital Market Authority (CMA) has set an ambitious 10-year target to push the country's stock market to higher levels similar to those in developed markets. The Authority’s top officials say they are determined. The current market has capitalization of $3.4 billion, the market…
Business & Tech, Markets
Tour du Rwanda: 27 Days to The Most Watched Sport
October,16 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_16793" align="alignnone" width="705"] The best of Tour du Rwanda- 2016 Edition, Stage 4 Karongi[/caption] Barely a month to the kickoff of the most followed sport in the country, Rwandans will next month flock streets and hills to watch Tour du Rwanda.   The 8th Tour du Rwanda – since it became an international tournament in 2009,…
Sports
Kagame Explains Why Rwanda Gave Corruption a Red Card
October,14 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_16654" align="alignnone" width="1024"] President Paul Kagame(2nd Left) during a panel discussion on Maximizing Finance for Development - World Bank/IMF annual meetings, Washington DC.[/caption] President Paul Kagame has said that Rwanda's 'zero' tolerance to corruption, good investment policies have been the secret behind more foreign investments into the country. "If we allowed corruption to thrive…
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Kagame Emphasises on Why Rwanda Opted to Invest in Its People
October,14 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_16643" align="alignnone" width="800"] President Paul Kagame delivers keynote address at World Bank Group 2017 Human Capital Summit Washington, D.C, 13 October 2017[/caption] President Paul Kagame has told the World Bank and International Monetary Fund’s Human Capital Summit that Rwanda has opted to invest in its people as the only solution for sustainable growth. Speaking…
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Court Turns Down Prosecution’s Request to Seperate Rwigaras Case
October,13 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_16551" align="alignnone" width="850"] The Rwigaras being led to a waiting police van outside court. Defense lawyers said separating the case would destabilize their clients[/caption] The Nyarugenge Intermediate Court has this Friday turned down a request by prosecution to separate the pre-trial hearing of a case involving three family members; Diane Shima Rwigara, Anne Uwamahoro…
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Rwanda’s Central Bank Governor Seeks Joint Global Check on Financial Flows
October,12 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_16592" align="alignnone" width="720"] John Rwangombwa, Governor of Central Bank[/caption] Rwanda’s Central Bank Governor, John Rwangombwa says the country has put up efforts in promoting digital financial services but also considers the risks around it. “Rwanda values and promotes Digital Financial Services but is conscious of related risks,” Rwangombwa said while delivering a lecture at…
International, News
Akagera Game Lodge Gets New Management
October,11 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_16564" align="alignleft" width="850"] Akagera Game Lodge[/caption] For the next 10 years, Rwanda’s Akagera Game Lodge in Eastern part of the country will be managed by Mantis Collection in a deal to woo more clientele. Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB) – the proprietor of Akagera Game Lodge, today signed a Hotel Management and Marketing Agreement…
Business & Tech, Companies
Rwigaras Pre-trial Hearing Adjourned
October,11 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_16549" align="alignleft" width="850"] Diane Rwigara being led to a waiting van outside court[/caption] The Nyarugenge Intermediate Court has for the third time, adjourned a pre-trial hearing in the case involving prosecution and three family members; Diane Shima Rwigara, Anne Uwamahoro Rwigara and their mother Adeline Mukangemanyi Rwigara. Today's hearing took a new twist when…
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Rwigaras Hearing Adjourned Again
October,09 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

The presiding judge at Nyarugenge Intermediate Court has again adjourned a pre-trial hearing in the case involving prosecution and three family members; Diane Nshima Rwigara, Anne Uwamahoro Rwigara and their mother Adeline Mukangemanyi Rwigara. At today’s hearing – the second after the first pre-trial hearing was adjourned, the suspects told court that they are unaware of the charges…
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Kagame to Meet Catholic Leaders over Pope’s ‘Constructive’ Discussion
October,07 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_16423" align="alignleft" width="850"] President Paul Kagame(2nd L) and the First Lady Mrs. Jeannette Kagame (c) at a ceremony to mark 100th Anniversary of Catholic Priesthood in Rwanda[/caption] President Paul Kagame today announced he will soon meet with heads of Catholic Church in Rwanda to share with them what he termed "constructive" discussion he had…
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Rwigaras Hearing Adjourned, Set to Resume Next Week
October,06 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_16356" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Court has adjourned pre-trial hearing for the Rwigaras[/caption] Nyarugenge Intermediate Court on Friday adjourned pre-trial hearing in a case involving prosecution and three family members; Diane Nshimiyimana Rwigara, Anne Uwamahoro Rwigara and their mother Adeline Mukangemanyi Rwigara. This week, Prosecution filed a petition to court seeking a 30-day remand for the…
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Tracking Former Mayors and Tough Performance Contracts
October,05 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

On March 1st, in 2015, all Rwanda government officials left their air-conditioned offices, homes and cars - they boarded buses that ferried them to Gabiro Combat Training Centre for the 12th National Leadership Retreat. President Paul Kagame spent the entire week presiding over meetings after meetings with all the government officials. He sought answers to…
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Tags: Gicumbi, Huye, Imihigo, Kayonza, Kigali, Mayors, Nyagatare, Paul Kagame, Rubavu, Rwanda
Teenage Pregnancies on the Rise – Survey
October,04 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_16221" align="alignleft" width="850"] Esperance Nyirasafari -Minister of Gender and Family Promotion[/caption] A survey conducted between the months of July and September in the Western Province has revealed a rise in teenage pregnancies with an average of 25 girls being impregnated every day. The survey which was conducted by CLADHO – an umbrella of 12…
Society
UNHCR Seeks More Land for Burundian Refugees in Rwanda
October,03 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_16218" align="aligncenter" width="724"] Mahama refugee camp in Eastern Rwanda is full to capacity. Extra land is required to expand the camp[/caption] The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has expressed concern over lack of space and logistics to cater for Burundian refugees in Rwanda. More than 85000 Burundian refugees fled to Rwanda since…
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Rwanda’s Kaberuka To Head IMF’s External Evaluation Team
October,03 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_16210" align="alignleft" width="800"] Dr. Donald Kaberuka[/caption] The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has appointed Rwanda’s Dr. Donald Kaberuka – former African Development Bank (AfDB) President to head its ‘External evaluation’ department. This appointment by IMF’s Executive Board gives Kaberuka powers as the chair of a high-level panel that will undertake an external evaluation of the…
Business & Tech, Economy
Kagitumba-Mirama One Stop Border to Operate 24-Hours
October,03 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_16205" align="alignleft" width="850"] Mirama Hills One Stop Border Post now operational[/caption] Effective next week on October 15, Rwanda and Uganda will be fully utilizing the newly built Kagitumba-Mirama Hills One Stop Border Post (OSBP) that links the two countries in Eastern part of Rwanda. A public notice issued today by Uganda Revenue Authority (URA)…
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Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
Hospitals in Dilemma over Defaulting Patients
October,02 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_16192" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Patients waiting outside Murunda Hospital in Rutsiro District[/caption] When anyone falls sick they quickly walk into any nearby health facility for medical attention. It is always the duty of the patient to pay their bills as is the duty of the physician to save lives. However, in Northern  Rwanda, some patients…
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Rwanda Launches Customer Care Service Award
October,02 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_16186" align="alignleft" width="1000"] Institutions that offer good customer service can now be nominated for an annual award by Rwanda Development Board[/caption] Rwanda Development Board has launched nomination for an annual customer care reward. By appreciating institutions that provide the best services, people will effective today, nominate their favourite customer service agent through an online…
Business & Tech, Economy
Kagame Pays Tribute to RPA Soldiers
October,01 2017 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_16170" align="alignnone" width="600"] One of liberation statutes on the rooftop of Rwanda Parliament. The building itself has a rich history in the liberation struggle[/caption] President Paul Kagame has paid tribute to Rwanda Patriotic Army (RPA) for their sacrifice that drew the country out of darkness. Twenty seven years ago on thi
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