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Former Prime Minister Pierre Damien Habumuremyi Sentenced to 3 Years in Jail
November,27 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

The Nyarugenge Primary Court has sentenced former Prime Minister, Dr. Pierre Damien Habumuremyi to three years in jail over a case in which he was charged with financial crimes. Habumuremyi is the owner and chairman of the board of directors of Rwanda Christian University. Following a lawsuit filed by the persons from whom he borrowed…
National
Tags: Accountability
Ericsson Accelerating Africa’s Digital Future
November,27 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_60455" align="alignnone" width="717"] Jacques Kabandana, Ericsson Country Representative[/caption] Digital transformation driven innovative solutions and 5G internet to propel Africa towards the digital future were some of the highlights at the 2020 Virtual Africa Tech Festival (AfricaCom) from November 9 to 12, 2020. The unprecedented event of 2020 has brought into focus the critical role…
Technology
Tags: Ericsson
Lawyers Agree On Joint Trial of Former FLN Terror Group Spokesmen
November,26 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

The defense attorneys in the terrorism case involving suspects Callixte Nsabinama and Herman Nsengimana have finally agreed to have a joint trial of their clients who are accused of manning communications strategies in the terrorist group - National Liberation Front (FLN). Callixte Nsabinama was arrested in 2019 and subsequently succeeded by Herman Nsengimana, who was…
National
Tags: Rusesabagina
KCB Acquires 62.06% Stake in Rwanda’s BPR Atlas Mara
November,26 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_60427" align="alignnone" width="1000"] KCB Bank General Headquarters[/caption] Atlas Mara Limited and Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) Group Plc has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 62.06% of issued shares in Banque Populaire du Rwanda Plc (BPR). BPR, which is run by Atlas Mara since 2016 is one of Rwanda’s most popular bank with branches reaching…
Companies
Tags: Banks
Rwanda Gets More Funding to Roll out 2024 Electricity Access Targets
November,26 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

Rwanda and the Republic of Korea have signed a financing agreement worth Rwf64 billion ($66.2 million) to reinforce Rwanda’s power transmission and grid expansion. The deal was signed this morning between Rwanda’s Minister of Finance, Dr. Uzziel Ndagijimana and the Korean Ambassador Plenipotentiary and Extraordinary to Rwanda, Jin-Weon Chae, under the Economic Development Cooperation Fund.…
Economy
Tags: Electricity
Kangondo, Kibiraro Resettlement Starts this Weekend – Minister Shyaka  
November,25 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_60372" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Busanza estates[/caption] The Minister of Local government has announced plans to start resettling families of citizens who have been living in the disputed wetlands in Kangondo 1 and Kibiraro in Remera sector, Gasabo district, commonly known as ‘Bannyahe’. For two years, residents living in these disaster-prone and high-risk areas especially during…
National
Tags: Bannyahe
How Gwiza Savings Accounts Can Save You in Post COVID-19
November,25 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

Despite Covid-19 challenges on Rwanda’s economy, the financial sector continued to be sound and stable with sufficient capital and liquidity, the Central Bank said recently in its annual report. For total assets of financial institutions increased by 16.2% in the financial year 2019-2020 to Rwf5, 747billion of the 603 regulated financial institutions. The report shows…
Companies
Tags: BPR
Rwanda Announces ‘Out of Court Mediation’ to Reduce Court Cases, Prison Congestion
November,25 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

Five courts in the City of Kigali will this week pilot a new model Rwanda has taken to replace a jail sentence with other forms of punishment for convicted felons, according to the Judiciary. The new out of court “mediation” model will be tried out in the primary courts of Gasabo, Kicukiro, Nyarugenge, and the…
National
Tags: Judiciary
Judiciary to Start Blacklisting Convicts of Sexual Abuse
November,24 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

The Chief Justice Dr. Faustin Ntezilyayo has said that plans to publish names of persons who sexually abuse children is under consideration as requested by the parliament. Dr. Ntezilyayo said that the current legal reforms will consider this aspect but all partners in the justice sector have taken up ‘arms’ to combine efforts in addressing…
National
Tags: Judiciary
Rwanda to Start Using Covid-19 Sniffer Dogs Next Month
November,23 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

The Director-General of the Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC) Dr. Sabin Nsanzimana and Dr. Thomas Kurz The Ambassador of Germany in Rwanda on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will kick start use of Sniffer dogs in tracking Covid-19 cases. The project dubbed “Scent Identification of COVID-19 using dogs” to detect people infected with…
International
Tags: Coronavirus
RDF Starts Investigation Into Sergeant Robert Defilement Case
November,23 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_60301" align="alignnone" width="468"] Sergeant Robert[/caption] Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) Military Prosecution Department (MPD) has started an investigation in the alleged defilement case involving one Rwanda’s musician soldier- Sergeant Major Kabera Robert a.k.a “Sergeant Robert”. The announcement made this Monday suggests that Sergeant Robert allegedly committed the crime on a female minor in his family. “The crime…
National
Tags: RDF Judiciary
Mugisha Moise Wins Grand Prix Chantal Biya
November,22 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

Rwandan pro cyclist, Mugisha Moise has won Cameroon’s cycling competition Grand Prix Chantal Biya For four days, the 23 year old rider maintained the Yellow Jersey and pedaled to win Stage 1, 3 and 4 at the 20th Grand Prix Chantal Biya in Cameroon which ended this Sunday. Mugisha didn’t win stage 2 but managed…
Sports
Tags: Cycling
Hooza Media To Use Mobile Solutions in Preventing Teen Pregnancies
November,22 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_60280" align="alignnone" width="973"] Victor Nkindi, Founder and CEO of Hooza[/caption] A Rwandan digital innovative media company, Hooza, is planning to use its mobile services product to intervene in the country’s bid to create information-based solutions to addressing the issue of increasing teenage pregnancies. With the increased access to the mobile phone in Rwanda, the…
International
Tags: Latestnews
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