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Ombudsman Speaks Out on Wetland Evacuation Concerns
October,29 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

The Office of the Ombudsman has given its opinion on the issue of evacuation and expropriation of businesses and activities whose owners have considered to be unjustly done. This comes after members of parliament raised citizen’s concerns over the recent government move to start relocating all persons living and business located in wetlands. During the…
Categories: National
Tags: Environment
Rwanda’s Gishwati-Mukura Landscape Becomes UNESCO’s Biosphere Reserve
October,28 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has classified Rwanda’s Gishwati Mukura Landscape as one of the few areas in the world full of life in its natural composition. The landscape was declared as UNESCO biosphere reserve during the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Programme (UNESCO MAB) International Co-coordinating Council meeting on October 27th-28th,…
Categories: Economy
Tags: Tourism
Ombudsman Detects Corruption in Staff Vans, Students’ Caution Money
October,28 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

The Ombudsman report has pointed to serious loopholes in dealing with cases of corruption at the local and central level despite increased efforts in sensitization in fighting the vices. While presenting the 2019-2020 report to both senate and chamber of deputies this Tuesday, Ombudsman Anastase Murekezi showed that citizen’s willingness to provide information on corruption…
Categories: National
President Paul Kagame Receives Three New Ambassadors
October,27 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59411" align="alignnone" width="1080"] L-R: Ambassador Nguyen Nam Tien of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, the ambassador of Korea, Jin-Weon Chae and extreme right: Ambassador Saleh Bin Suleiman Bin Ahmed AL-Harthi of the Sultanate of Oman[/caption] Three new ambassadors on Tuesday morning, presented their credentials to President Paul Kagame and committed to enhance bilateral relations…
Categories: International
Tags: President Paul Kagame
Service Commission Seeks Punitive Measures against Officials Breaching Labor Law
October,27 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59401" align="alignnone" width="1080"] NPSC Vice Chairperson Council of Commissioners, Agnes Kayijire[/caption] The National Public Service Commission (NPSC) has recommended government to take tough punitive measures on officials who take unlawful decisions on jobs of civil servants resulting to government losing millions in court cases. The commission on Monday October 26 showed to parliament that government…
Categories: National
Tags: Parliament
Covid-19: Rwanda Parliament Amends Abunzi Law
October,26 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

Parliament has passed an amended bill that extends the mandate of Abunzi community justice whose five-year term expired two months ago. Minister of State in the Ministry of Justice in Charge of Constitutional and Legal Affairs, Solina Nyirahabimana who tabled the bill told parliament that the planned Abunzi elections exercise was delayed due to Covid-19…
Categories: National
Tags: Parliament
COVID-19: Refugee Camp Spurs Spike in New Cases
October,24 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_54721" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Mahama Refugee Camp in Kirehe District which hosts about 60,000 Burundian refugees has registered a number of COVID-19 cases.[/caption] Rwanda has this Friday registered a slightly increased number of New Coronavirus cases after new cases continue to rise in the refugee camp in the Eastern part of the country. After days…
Categories: National
Tags: Coronavirus
First Lady Pushes for More Collaborations, Solidarity to Overcome COVID-19 Impact at Global Summit
October,23 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59322" align="aligncenter" width="1054"] A screen grab of the First Lady Mrs. Kagame addressing the virtual summit on Friday, October 23.[/caption] The First Lady Mrs Jeannette Kagame says the New Coronavirus outbreak has had an ‘unparalleled’ impact on countries and economies and it will require improved collaborations and solidarity to fully recover from the damage…
Categories: National
Tags: Rwanda’s First Lady
RSSB, BRD Housing Project Gets Shelter Afrique Financing 
October,21 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59249" align="aligncenter" width="873"] An artistic impression of the planned housing units.[/caption] Shelter Afrique yesterday approved the development of an approximately US$400 million housing project in Kigali, in partnership with Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB) and the Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD). The Kinyinya Park Estate Project- composed of 10,000 integrated and sustainable large-scale houses…
Categories: National
Tags: Affordable Housing
Why Prosecution is Seeking Extension of Rusesabagina’s Remand
October,20 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

The Kicukiro Primary Court has heard a prosecution appeal to extend the detention of Hotel Rwanda 'Hero’ Paul Rusesabagina. Rusesabagina was on September 17 denied bail and detained for 30 days to allow investigation into his case. He also lost bail case in appeal – October 2nd. The Prosecution on Tuesday said that they need…
Categories: National
Tags: Rusesabagina
Former PM Habumuremyi Requests for More Judges in his Case
October,16 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_56014" align="aligncenter" width="831"] Former PM Habumuremyi (middle) in a previous court appearance.[/caption] Former Prime Minister Dr. Pierre Damien Habumuremyi today reappeared in a primary court in Kigali to battle in depth, a case of alleged financial crimes committed as President of the Board of Trustees of the Christian University of Rwanda. Habumuremyi who also before his arrest…
Categories: National
Tags: Court
Former Minister Munyakazi handed 10 Years in Jail
October,16 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_48074" align="aligncenter" width="801"] Former State Minister Isaac Munyakazi sentenced to 10 years.[/caption] The Nyarugenge Intermediate Court on Friday slapped the former Minister of State in-charge of Primary and Secondary Education, Dr. Isaac Munyakazi with a ten-year sentence in jail for abuse of power. The embattled former Minister, who resigned in February has since been…
Categories: National
Tags: Corruption
Rwanda Genocide Commission Wants More Researchers- Report
October,16 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59141" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] CNLG's Yvonne Mutakwasuku during the presentation in Parliament.[/caption] The National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG) has appealed to government to staff the institution with more researchers and employees who can enable the body meet its mandate. Yvonne Mutakwasuku, the Vice President of the Council of Commissioners at CNLG told…
Categories: National
Tags: Genocide Denial
Evode Uwizeyimana Bounces Back to Politics as Senator
October,16 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59138" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Top (left) Evode Uwizeyimana, Prof. Dusingizemungu and Epiphanie Kanziza are among the new Senators coming in.[/caption] President Paul Kagame has, pursuant to the constitutional powers given to him, appointed four senators to replace some of the six outgoing senators who completed their eight year mandate this October 10, 2020. Based on…
Categories: National
Tags: Parliament
National Rights Body Seeks More Funding to Execute Mandate
October,15 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

The Chairperson of the National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) has asked Parliament to advocate for the commission to get more budget support and permanent residence in Kigali so as to improve its performance in monitoring, research and services to citizens. The call was made by Marie Claire Mukasine, the NCHR Chairperson while presenting to both…
Categories: National
Tags: Parliament
Rwandans Challenge Facebook Genocide and Hate Speech Policy
October,15 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59097" align="aligncenter" width="2171"] Facebook is under scrutiny for not doing anything about Genocide denial.[/caption] Facebook announced on Monday it was banning any content that denies the existence of the Holocaust but new information shows the company won't extend the same to other recognized genocides. The social media giant told Bloomberg that it won’t extent this service…
Categories: National
Tags: Genocide Denial
Rwanda Moots Alternative Measures to Reduce Prison Congestion
October,14 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_38957" align="aligncenter" width="680"] Senators found that some Rwanda Correctional Service (RCS) are overly congested.[/caption]   Senators have highly recommended that the government moves to implement a Presidential order allowing works of community interest as an option of serving a prison sentence, as a solution towards decongesting some of the Rwanda Correctional Service (RCS) facilities…
Categories: National
Tags: Prisons
Revised ‘Ubudehe’ Categories Draw Mixed Reactions
October,13 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_56103" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] A farmer tending to a coffee plantation. Many on social media called for the reconsideration of Ubudehe categories.[/caption] The newly revise Government social protection scheme (Ubudehe) categories have drawn mixed feelings with citizens using social media platforms to say that the new categories are out of touch with reality and have…
Categories: National
Tags: Local Govt
Ericsson Investing in Life-Changing Technology for Africa
October,12 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59036" align="alignnone" width="873"] Jacques Kabandana, Country Manager of Ericsson Rwanda[/caption] With its strong investment in 4G and 5G internet networks and introduction of Artificial Intelligence (AI) cognitive algorithms in the company’s package, Ericsson has claimed a leading position as a game-changer in the use of technology for economic development. KT Press talked to Jacques…
Categories: Technology
Tags: Ericsson
First Lady Jeannette Kagame Calls on Men to End Child Abuse
October,12 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

First Lady of Rwanda, Jeannette Kagame has expressed deep concern over increasing cases of child sexual abuse, which has moved from affecting the girl child but also the boy child. Mrs Kagame said that this is a shame which calls for something to be done through concerted efforts in the Rwandan community especially involvement of…
Categories: National
Tags: Rwanda’s First Lady
Rwanda: Genocide Survivors Call for More Funding for Mental Health Care
October,12 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_10742" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Prof Dr Dusingizemungu Jean Pierre - President of Ibuka paying tribute to victims of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi in 2017. 26 years on, Survivors still grapple with Mental Health Issues. File Photo[/caption] The umbrella association of Genocide against the Tutsi survivors Ibuka is calling for more funding and attention on…
Categories: National
Tags: Genocide Survivors
Karongi District Borrowing Projects from Neighboring Districts-PAC
October,03 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58817" align="alignnone" width="655"] Karongi market among the projects that caused concerns in parliament[/caption] Mukase Valentine, vice mayor  Karongi district has for another consecutive year failed to convince the parliament Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on efforts to change its management of public tenders especially the controversial cross border that has remained defunct for years. To…
Categories: National
UN Court Selects Judges for Félicien Kabuga Case
October,02 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

In preparing for the transfer of Félicien Kabuga to the United Nations International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT) President Judge Carmel Agius has assigned three judges to the Trial Chamber to take on the case. The Judges are: Iain Bonomy (Presiding judge), Graciela Susana Gatti Santana, and Judge Elizabeth Ibanda-Nahamya.  The trio was selected…
Categories: International
Tags: KabugaF
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