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COVID-19 Disrupted Learning for All Children, Especially Girls- President Kagame
July,23 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68221" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] President Kagame says COVID-19 disrupted education.[/caption] President says the COVID-19 pandemic significantly affected all aspects of national life, with education not being spared, particularly for the girl child. The Head of State made the observation while speaking at the UNESCO Roundtable on building bandwidth, calling for more efforts to ensure that…
National
Tags: Latestnews
Mayor of Paris Pays Courtesy Call on President Kagame
July,21 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68185" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] President Kagame and the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo. Photos/Village Urugwiro.[/caption] President Paul Kagame on Wednesday  received the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, who paid at courtesy call on him at at Urugwiro Village. Hidalgo, who is also the President of the Association of Francophone Mayors is in  who is in…
National
Tags: Latestnews, Rwanda-France Relations
Why Secondary Education is Key in Skilling the Next Workforce Generation
July,21 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68154" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Secondary student sitting the 2020/21 National Exams. Secondary education is important when it comes to preparing young people for the future of employment.[/caption] Youth unemployment remains among the most significant challenges African leaders and policymakers are facing as more and more youth continue to find themselves outside work, putting pressure on…
National
Tags: Latestnews, Mastercard
Rwanda Reaffirms It Doesn’t Use Pegasus, Says Accusations Part of Smear Campaign
July,20 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68120" align="aligncenter" width="696"] The Government says claims of Rwanda using Pegasus to spy on people are false and malicious/Internet Photo[/caption] The Government of Rwanda has reaffirmed its position that the country does not use Pegasus spyware technology to target certain groups of people, including dissidents and so-called political activists.  In a brief statement attributed…
National
Tags: Big-story, Cyber Crimes
COVID-19: Rwanda Records Highest Number of Cases Ever In A Single Day
July,18 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68043" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] A total of 50, 880 people were tested countrywide on Saturday, majority during the ongoing mass testing in the City of Kigali.[/caption] Rwanda on Saturday recorded the highest number of COVID-19 cases after mass testing in the City of Kigali kicked off to determine the actual picture of the situation returned…
National
Tags: Coronavirus Bigstory, Latestnews
EU Provides €1.5M to UNHCR To Support Mahama Refugee Camp
July,16 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_54721" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Mahama Refugee Camp in Kirehe District.[/caption] The European Union will support the United High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in Rwanda in 2021 with a contribution amounting to EUR 1,500,000, from a total envelope of EUR 5.5 million allocated to the UNHCR to assist Burundian refugees in the region. The contribution from…
National
Tags: European Union, Latestnews
IDA 20 Replenishment: Kagame Backs Abidjan Declaration for Robust Funding, at least $100 bn Needed
July,15 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67999" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] President Kagame attended the high-level meeting virtually. Photos/Village Urugwiro.[/caption] President Paul Kagame has expressed his full support for the Abidjan Declaration initiated by President Alassane Ouattara of Cote d’Ivoire and the World Bank Group to lay ground for an ambitious and robust 20th replenishment of the International Development Association (IDA20), to…
National
Tags: Latestnews, President Paul Kagame
LOCKDOWN 3.0: City of Kigali, 8 Districts to Enter 10-Day Lockdown as COVID-19 Cases Rise
July,14 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67979" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] President Kagame chaired a virtual cabinet meeting to review the measures. Photos/Village Urugwiro.[/caption] The City of Kigali and eight districts in different provinces of the country, namely Burera, Gicumbi, Kamonyi, Nyagatare, Musanze, Rubavu, Rwamagana and Rutsiro will enter a 10-day lockdown from July 17 to 26, 2021, to tame the spread…
National
Tags: Cabinet, Latestnews
Afrobasket Qualifiers: Egypt Too Good for Rwanda
July,14 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67933" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] President Kagame (middle) consults with the Minister of Sports Aurore Mimosa Munyagaju and Rwanda Basketball Federation (FERWABA) president, Desire Mugwiza during the game. Photos by Plaisir Muzogeye.[/caption] Not even the presence of President Paul Kagame could inspire the national women's basketball team to hold onto a first half lead as the…
Sports
Tags: Latestnews, Sports
Mozambique: President Nyusi Defends Rwanda’s Deployment
July,13 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67919" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] President Kagame welcomes President Nyusi on a state visit to Rwanda in 2018.[/caption] The President of Mozambique, Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, has defended the deployment of a 1,000-strong joint force by Rwanda in his country last week, to help stem out insurgents in the northern province of Cabo Delgado. President Nyusi, who…
National
Tags: Kagame-Nyusi, Latestnews
AU Welcomes Rwanda’s Joint Force Deployment in Mozambique to Battle Terrorists
July,11 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59285" align="aligncenter" width="760"] AUC Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat welcomed Rwanda's deployment in Mozambique.[/caption] The African Union (AU) has welcomed Rwanda's move to deploy a joint force in Mozambique, at the request of the Mozambican government, to fight insurgents in the northern part of the country, describing it as a sign of African solidarity. The…
Business & Tech, National
Tags: Kagame-Nyusi, Latestnews
OFF TO MOZAMBIQUE: Rwanda Begins Airlifting Joint Force to Cabo Delgado
July,09 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67800" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] RDF and RNP personnel boarding the flight to Mozambique.[/caption] The first batch of soldiers and police officers who are part of the 1,000-strong force Rwanda is deploying in Mozambique to help fight insurgents jetted off on Friday evening, aboard RwandAir flights. The Government of Rwanda, at the request of the Government…
National
Tags: Kagame-Nyusi, Latestnews
England to Face Italy in Euro 2020 Final, Live on StarTimes
July,09 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

It has been a long wait for England. 55 years to be exact. On Sunday, England will finally be playing in their second major football final, as they face Italy in the Euro 2020 championship match. The match will be aired on StarTimes. The last time England played a final in Wembley was in 1966,…
Press Releases
Tags: Latestnews, Startimes
Rwanda Deploys in Mozambique to Support Fight Against Insurgency
July,09 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67782" align="aligncenter" width="873"] President Filipe Nyusi of Mozambique and President Paul Kagame in 2019.[/caption] Rwanda will deploy a contingent of 1,000 troops in Mozambique to help the southern African country to fight an insurgency that's left more than 2,900 people dead and displaced more than 50, 000, a government statement announced on Friday. "The…
National
Tags: Latestnews, RDF
COVID-19: Numbers Continue to Surge Amid Fears of Delta Variant in Rwanda
July,09 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_61101" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] The Minister of Health Dr. Ngamije said there are signs that the Delta variant is already in Rwanda. FILE[/caption] Cases of COVID-19 on Thursday surged again with daily fatalities remaining in double figures for two consecutive days as Rwanda braces itself to deal with the deadly Delta variant which officials say…
National
Tags: Coronavirus Bigstory, Latestnews
President Kagame Meets EU’s Urpilainen to Discuss Vaccine Rollout, Manufacturing
July,09 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame on Thursday held  a virtual meeting with, Jutta Urpilainen, the European Union (EU) Commissioner for International Partnerships, following up on the recent EU agreement to strengthen the Rwanda Food and Drug Authority (Rwanda FDA), which will further attract investments in vaccine manufacturing in the country. The meeting came just over a week…
National
Tags: European Union, Latestnews
FULL SPEECH: President Kagame’s Kwibohora 27 Message
July,04 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

On the occasion of the 27th anniversary since the Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF-Inkotanyi) liberated Rwanda, President Paul Kagame addressed the nation on the essence of the day and the reason it has not been celebrated as it has always been in the past, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  In the message aired on Rwanda Television…
National
Tags: Latestnews, President Paul Kagame
What is Behind Dying Fish in Lake Muhazi?
July,02 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67635" align="aligncenter" width="720"] Counting losses. L. Muhazi fish farmers are counting heavy losses.[/caption] Rwanda Agricultural and Animal Resources Board (RAB) has explained the reason behind the latest incident of tons of fish dying in Lake Muhazi, in the Eastern Province, leaving fish farming cooperatives counting losses. On Friday morning, fish farmers on Lake Muhazi,…
National
Tags: Agribusines, Latestnews
Rwanda-Burundi Ties: “We Are Ready to Open a New Chapter”- President Ndayishimiye
July,01 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67552" align="aligncenter" width="1052"] Prime Minister, Dr. Ngirente addresses the ceremony as President Ndayishimiye looks on.[/caption] The President of Burundi, Maj. Gen Evariste Ndayishimiye says his country is ready to opened a new chapter of relations with Rwanda, follow the visit of Rwanda’s Prime Minister, Dr. Edouard Ngirente to Burundi, to attend the 59th Independence…
National
Tags: Latestnews, Rwanda-Burundi Relations
Rwanda and EU in Rwf3.6bn Partnership to Ramp Up Vaccine Manufacturing
July,01 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67532" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] The EU Ambassador to Rwanda Nicola Bellomo and CEO of RDB Clare Akamanzi signed the Rwf3.6bn agreement on Wednesday.[/caption] The Government of Rwanda and the European Union (EU) have signed a partnership which will see European countries support Rwanda’s efforts to invest in the manufacturing of vaccines locally. The EU and…
National
Tags: European Union, Latestnews
Singer Francois ‘Gisupusupu’ Nsengiyumva Detained on Suspicion of Defilement, Child Labour
June,30 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67517" align="aligncenter" width="911"] Nsengiyumva was made popular by the traditional hard 'Umuduri', which is his trademark.[/caption] Popular fast rising singer Francois Nsengiyumva, commonly known as ‘Igisupusupu’, has been detained by Rwanda Investigation Board (RIB) on suspicion of committing defilement and child labour, charges that could earn him a life sentence if found guilty. Nsengiyumva,…
National
Tags: Latestnews, ShowBiz
Rwanda Moves Closer to Mass Production of Cannabis Following Approval of New Law
June,29 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67468" align="aligncenter" width="800"] A Cannabis farm. The new law passed by Rwanda will pave way for mass production and growth of the plant.[/caption] Rwanda has passed a new law that will move the country towards mass production of Cannabis, pave way for its export and use, but strictly for medical purposes. A Ministerial order…
National
Tags: Latestnews, RDB
FAKE: Central Bank Says Rwf10,000 Note Circulating Not Real
June,28 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

The National Bank of Rwanda (BNR) has dispelled rumours circulating on social media that it has issued a Rwf10, 000 note, urging the public to disregard the fake banknote that is making rounds on different platforms. The fake note which started circulating over the weekend, made some wonder if the Central Bank had issued a…
National
Tags: BNR, Latestnews
Olivier Mugabo Nizeyimana is the New FERWAFA President
June,27 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67406" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Olivier Mugabo Nizeyimana speaks during the elections. Photos by Sammy Imanishimwe/Kigali Today[/caption] Businessman and football enthusiast Olivier Mugabo Nizeyimana has been elected the new President of the Rwanda Football Association (FERWAFA) in a landslide election that took place on Sunday at Lemigo Hotel. "MUGABO N. Olivier has just been elected the…
National, Sports
Tags: Ferwafa
“This is Just the Beginning” Kagame, Tshisekedi on Renewed Rwanda, DRC Ties
June,26 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame says Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will continue to work closely in different aspects, including security, for the benefit of the peoples of the two countries and the region. The Head of State made the remarks on Saturday in Goma, DRC, during a joint press conference with his Congolese counterpart,…
National
Tags: Latestnews, Rwanda-DRC Relations
Rwanda-DRC Relations: Kagame, Tshisekedi Meet in Goma After Assessing Nyiragongo Impact
June,26 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67385" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] President Kagame was received by President Tshisekedi at the border on Saturday. Photos/Village Urugwiro.[/caption] President Paul Kagame and his Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) counterpart Félix Antoine Tshisekedi met in the Eastern DRC city of Goma where they discussed different issues relating to the two countries. The Head of State arrived…
National
Tags: Latestnews, Rwanda-DRC Relations
Day 1 Done: President Tshisekedi Returns Home, President Kagame Expected in DRC
June,25 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67367" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Back Home: President Kagame sees off President Tshisekedi at La Croniche One Stop Border Post.[/caption] President Paul Kagame on Friday evening saw off his Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) counterpart, President Félix Antoine Tshisekedi after the latter completed a one day working visit to Rwanda. President Kagame bid farewell to President…
National
Tags: Big-story, Rwanda-DRC Relations
Kagame Welcomes Tshisekedi to Rwanda in a Historic Visit
June,25 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67343" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] President Kagame welcomed DRC President Félix Antoine Tshisekedi who is on a working visit to Rwanda. Photos/Village Urugwiro.[/caption] President Paul Kagame on Friday afternoon received President Félix Antoine Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on the Rwandan side, at the main border between Rwanda and DRC, for a one-day…
National
Tags: Latestnews, Rwanda-DRC Relations
Kagame, Tshisekedi in Two-day Cross-border Visit in Rwanda, DRC
June,25 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_65939" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] President Kagame met with President Tshisekedi in Paris in May.[/caption] President Paul Kagame and his Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) counterpart, Félix Antoine Tshisekedi are set to meet shortly in the border cities of Rubavu on the Rwandan side and Goma on the DRC side in a two-day The Office of…
National
Tags: Latestnews, Rwanda-DRC Relations
Budget 2021/22: Government to Spend Rwf3.8 Trillion, Economic Recovery to Take Lion’s Share
June,23 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_60424" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] The Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Dr. Uzziel Ndagijimana says the government will prioritise economic recovery activities in the 2021/22 fiscal year.[/caption] The Government of Rwanda is set to spend Rwf.3.8 trillion in the 2021/22 fiscal year, with a huge chunk of the budget allocated to economic recovery activities and…
Economy
Tags: Budget, Latestnews
COVID-19: Rwanda Records Over 850 Cases In a Single Day, 10 Deaths in 2 Days
June,23 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Rwanda on Tuesday recorded the highest number of New Coronavirus cases in a single day and four fatalities, which brought deaths to 10 in just two days, in what affirmed the seriousness of the third wave of COVID-19. The Ministry of Health said 861 new cases were registered, the highest in a single day, bringing…
National, Uncategorized
Tags: Coronavirus Bigstory, Latestnews
Plight of Historically Marginalized People Compounded by COVID-19
June,21 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67242" align="aligncenter" width="2560"] Historically Marginalized People in Rwanda are known to depend on pottery but the quality of life has been declining due to socio-economic challenges.[/caption] Populations of historically marginalized people in Rwanda say the quality of life among their communities has declined further in the past 3 years, with their plight exacerbated by…
National
Tags: Latestnews
FLN Attacks: Rusesabagina’s Victim Kayitesi Shares Harrowing Tale Inside Nyungwe
June,15 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67065" align="aligncenter" width="710"] Kayitesi shows photos of herself after the attack during an interview with Kigali Today.[/caption] As the terror trial of Paul Rusesabagina, Callixte Nsabimana, Herman Nsengimana and 18 others, all members of the Rwanda Movement for Democratic Change (MRCD and its armed wing National Liberation Front (FLN), resumes on Wednesday, victims of…
National
Tags: Big-story, Rusesabagina
Kigali Named as Finalist in Bloomberg Philanthropies “2021 Global Mayors Challenge”
June,15 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67033" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] City of Kigali. Photos/Plaisir Muzogeye[/caption] The City of Kigali is one of 50 Champion Cities selected today as finalists in the 2021 Global Mayors Challenge, a global innovation competition that identifies and accelerates the most ambitious ideas developed by cities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These 50 urban innovations rose…
National
Tags: City Of Kigali, Latestnews
Rwanda Hands Over to Uganda Intercepted UPDF Soldier
June,14 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67009" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Officials sign documents[/caption] Rwanda on Sunday evening handed over to Ugandan authorities a soldier under the Uganda People's Defence Force (UPDF) who was intercepted on Rwanda soil by Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) patrol on Saturday morning. RDF said that the soldier, identified as Pte. Bukuru Muhuba, who was armed, was arrested…
National
Tags: Latestnews, Rwanda-Uganda Relations
Rwanda to Repatriate Ugandan Soldier Intercepted on Rwandan Soil
June,13 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67004" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] A UPDF soldier[/caption] Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) on Sunday evening was set to handover to Uganda a Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) soldier intercepted on Rwandan soil. A statement from RDF said that the soldier, identified as Pte. Bukuru Muhuba, who was armed, was arrested in Cyanika Sector, Burera district in…
National
Tags: Latesnews, Rwanda-Uganda
COVID-19: President Kagame Warns Against Laxity, Says Tougher Measures Possible to Halt 3rd Wave
June,12 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_66947" align="aligncenter" width="2047"] President Kagame with the Minister of Local Government, Jean Marie Vianney Gatabazi, at the meeting meeting with opinion leaders from Western and Northern Province in Musanze. Photos/Village Urugwiro.[/caption] President Paul Kagame has spoken about the recent increasing new cases of COVID-19 in the country, warning that complacency and laxity in observing…
National
Tags: Big-story, Coronavirus Bigstory
Human Rights Commission says Rusesabagina is Accorded Full Rights
June,11 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_66939" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] NCHR says Rusesabagina's rights are respected.[/caption] The National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) says terror-suspect Paul Rusesabagina is being accorded his full rights, refuting claims by his family that he is being denied basic needs in jail. On Friday, the commission said it visited the ‘Hotel Rwanda’ movie protagonist in Nyarugenge…
National
Tags: Latestnews, Rusesabagina
“We Must Be Diligent in Securing Better Lives for Our People”- Kagame to RDF
June,11 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_66922" align="aligncenter" width="2047"] President Kagame speaking at the graduation ceremony. Photos/Village Urugwiro.[/caption] President Paul Kagame has challenged members of Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) to be more diligent and uncompromising in whatever they do, to ensure the stability and security of the country and the people. The Head of State, who is also the Commander-in-Chief…
National
Tags: Latestnews, RDF
A Year in Photos: EU, City of Kigali Launch World Press Photo Exhibition
June,11 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_66906" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] The Ambassador of the European Union in Rwanda, Nicola Bellomo, the Mayor of City of Kigali, Pudence Rubingisa and Matthijs Wolters, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Rwanda[/caption] The year 2020 was an eventful year across the world. It is the year the world was turned upside down…
National
Tags: European Union, Latestnews
25 ‘Most Innovative Entrepreneurs’ Selected for the BK Urumuri Accelerator
June,10 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Bank of Kigali (BK) and Inkomoko Entrepreneurship Development on Thursday announced the 25 most innovative companies that have progressed in the BK Urumuri initiative, an annual business contest that rewards the most creative and innovative business ideas. After receiving 174 applications that went through a 3 round selection process, Inkomoko and Bank of Kigali picked…
National
Tags: Bank Of Kigali, Latestnews
Lawyer Bukuru Ntwali Committed Suicide-RIB Spokesperson
June,09 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

  [caption id="attachment_66860" align="aligncenter" width="772"] RIB says footage from Inkundamahoro building shows that lawyer Bukuru Ntwali committed suicide.[/caption] A city lawyer who died last week after falling from a building in downtown Nyabugogo, in Nyarugenge district, committed suicide, Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) has said, warning against people peddling falsehoods that he was murdered. The Spokesperson…
National
Tags: Big-story, RIB
Like HIV/AIDS, President Kagame Says COVID-19 Should Offer Lessons for Africa
June,09 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_66837" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] President Kagame called for more investment in health systems to deal with future pandemics. Photo/Village Urugwiro.[/caption] President Paul Kagame says the COVID-19 pandemic has taught Africa valuable lessons and revealed shortcomings in the healthcare systems, which must be addressed if the continent is to deal with future pandemics. The Head of…
Regional
Tags: Coronavirus Bigstory, Latestnews, President Paul Kagame
“Lives are Going to Be Saved” -Kagame on Mastercard, Africa CDC Partnership
June,08 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_66826" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] President Kagame during the launch of the Mastercard, Africa CDC partnership. Photos/Village Urugwiro.[/caption] President Paul Kagame says the three-year partnership between the Mastercard Foundation and the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), under the auspices of African Union (AU), to acquire and deliver vaccines across the continent will save…
National
Tags: Latestnews, President Paul Kagame
Karasira to Face Additional Charges
June,05 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_66734" align="aligncenter" width="715"] Aimable Karasira will face additional charges.[/caption] Controversial Youtuber Aimable Uzaramba Karasira, who was arrested by Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) on May 31, is set to face additional charges on top of earlier mentioned charges of Genocide denial and instigating divisions. The former university lecturer, who was sacked by University of Rwanda…
National
Tags: Genocide Denial, Latestnews
New Chapter: Rwanda, South Africa Move to Normalise Bilateral, Diplomatic Ties
June,04 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_66692" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Dr. Biruta being welcomed in South Africa by his counterpart, Dr. Pandor. Both countries have agreed to open a new chapter in the relations of the two countries.[/caption] Rwanda and South Africa have vowed to put the past behind and open a new chapter in the relations of the two countries,…
National
Tags: Latestnews, Rwanda-South Africa Relations
Rwanda, The Netherlands to Strengthen Further Judicial Cooperation
June,04 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_66681" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Amb. Wolters and the PS MINIJUST Mbonera being brief by Andrew Kananga of Legal Aid Forum.[/caption] Over the last 25 years, The Netherlands and Rwanda have cooperated in different aspects of Justice, among other areas, infrastructure development, institutional reforms in the judiciary, law and order sectors as well as pursuit of…
National
Tags: Latestnews
Rwanda, Tanzania to Strengthen Ties Further, Speedup Projects
June,03 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_66646" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Minister Biruta delivered a special message to President Suluhu.[/caption] Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan on Thursday received a special message from President Paul Kagame, delivered by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Dr. Vincent Biruta, on how the two countries will advance bilateral relations. Dr Biruta, as a Special Envoy,…
National
Tags: Big-story, Rwanda-Tanzania Relations
Tokyo 2020: Rwanda, Qatar to Serve as Vaccination Hubs for Athletes
June,03 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_66626" align="aligncenter" width="1060"] Qatar and Rwanda will receive athletes who will need to be inoculated first before heading to Tokyo.[/caption] The International Olympic Committee (IOC) together with the National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and Governments of Rwanda and Qatar have announced a partnership that will see the two countries serve as vaccination hubs for Olympic…
National
Tags: Latestnews, Rwanda-Qatar Relations
Relief: Rwanda’s Gaming Industry Players Welcome Cabinet Decision to Reopen
June,01 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_66087" align="aligncenter" width="873"] Gaming operators have come up with a plan to reopen safely and say they are ready to comply with government guidelines.[/caption] Members of Rwanda’s gaming industry have welcomed a government decision to gradually reopen gaming activities after more than a year of closure as part of COVID-19 restrictions. A cabinet meeting…
National
Tags: Cabinet, Latestnews
Rwanda Says L. Kivu Gas Explosion Highly Unlikely as Tremor in the Lake is Reported
May,31 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_66546" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] A recent photo taken by the CNN team shows Mt. Nyiragongo still smouldering.[/caption] Rwanda says the risk of Methane gas in Lake Kivu being triggered into an explosion by the recent volcanic eruption of Mt. Nyiragongo and the seismic activity that followed is highly improbable despite reports of a 4.6 magnitude…
National
Tags: Big-story, DRC
“Winning and Losing is Part of Life”- President Kagame to the Patriots
May,31 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has congratulated the Patriots Basketball Club for its efforts in the just concluded Basketball Africa League (BAL) after the Rwanda side finished fourth overall in the inaugural continental tournament. The Head of State hosted the players, coaches and management team to congratulate them for representing the country well in the highly competitive…
Sports
Tags: Latestnews, Sports
The BAL: Zamalek Wins Inaugural Basketball Africa League
May,30 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_66493" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Champions: Zamalek lifted the first BAL title.[/caption] Egyptian side Zamalek overcame Tunisian and African champions US Monastir in a highly electric final of the first edition of the Basketball Africa League (BAL) on Sunday at Kigali Arena. The Egyptian White Knights beat US Monastir, who were the favourites going into the…
National, Sports
Tags: Big-story, Sports
The BAL: End of the Road for Rwanda’s Patriots, Zamalek, US Monastir for the Final
May,29 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_66478" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] US Monastir was stronger for the Patriots.[/caption] Tunisian giants U.S Monastir proved their basketball supremacy, defeating Rwandan side the Patriots Basketball Club 46-87 in the second semi-final game of the Basketball Africa League (BAL) on Saturday at Kigali Arena. The Tunisians were literally unstoppable as they put up one of the…
Sports
Tags: Latestnews
Au Revoir: Kagame Sees off Macron
May,28 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_66439" align="aligncenter" width="1720"] President Macron waves to his host President Kagame at the end of his two-day visit. Photos/Village Urugwiro.[/caption] President Paul Kagame on Friday morning bid farewell to French President Emmanuel Macron after the French leader ended his historic visit to Rwanda. The two leaders had a hectic schedule on Thursday as they…
National
Tags: Big-story, Rwanda-France Relations
‘Beautiful Land with Beautiful People’- J. Cole on his Experience in Rwanda
May,28 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_66262" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Upon completing his short stint with the Patriots, J. Cole paid a courtesy call on President Kagame. Photo/Village Urugwiro.[/caption] U.S-Rapper and basketball player Jermain Cole, popularly known as J. Cole has spoken out on his experience in Rwanda, after featuring for the local side Patriots Basketball Club in the ongoing Basketball…
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Rwanda-France Relations: Dawn of a New Era
May,28 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_66413" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] New Era: President Kagame and President Macron have agreed to put the past behind without necessarily forgetting it.[/caption] Thursday, May 27, 2021 will go down in history as the day Rwanda and France- two closely linked countries that share a tumultuous history, opened a new chapter of bilateral ties, after more…
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Full Speech: President Kagame’s Remarks at a Press Conference with President Macron
May,27 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_66388" align="aligncenter" width="925"] President Kagame received his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron at Village Urugwiro on Thursday.[/caption] President Paul Kagame on Thursday hailed President Emmanuel Macron of France for his effort to work on relations between the two countries, pointing out that the French leader's remarks at Kigali Genocide Memorial were much more than an…
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Rwanda-France Relations: History Beckons as Macron Vows to Open New Page
May,27 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

President Kagame and President Macron greeting each other recently in Paris. President Kagame said relations between Rwanda and France were on track. Macron's visit is set to open a new chapter. France's President Emmanuel Macron said his visit to Kigali will be a major turning point which will open a new chapter in the relations…
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The BAL: Egypt’s Zamalek Powers Past Cameroon’s FAP to secure first Semi-final ticket
May,26 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_66362" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] No way through: A Zamalek player defends the ball during the quarterfinal[/caption] Egyptian giants Zamalek on Tuesday became the first team to secure a place in the Basketball Africa League (BAL) semi-finals after powering past Forces Armées et Police Basketball (F.A.P.) of Cameroon 82-53 at the Kigali Arena. The Egyptian White…
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Tags: BAL, Basketball, Latestnews
President Kagame Roots for Scaled Up Financing for Renewable Energy Sources
May,26 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame says increased financing and investment in green energy sources will enable a much faster shift from non-renewable energy sources to renewable and sustainable ones. The Head of State made the observation on Tuesday at the Global Roundtable on Transforming Extractive Industries for Sustainable Development convened by the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres.…
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More Tremors Rock Rwanda as Rubavu Residents Flee from Cracking Buildings
May,25 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_66301" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] A mosque damaged by the tremors in Rubavu district.[/caption] Rubavu district residents are contemplating fleeing their homes following a fresh wave of earthquakes on Tuesday which continued to rattle the Western Province district, following the Saturday eruption of Mt. Nyirangongo. From Sunday, tremors are being felt in the area and across…
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President Kagame Meets J. Cole
May,24 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_66262" align="aligncenter" width="900"] President Kagame with J. Cole. Photo/Village Urugwiro.[/caption] President Paul Kagame on Monday met Jermaine Cole, the American rapper and now basketball player, popularly known as J. Cole at Village Urugwiro. No further details of the courtesy call have been revealed. J. Cole has been in Rwanda playing as a shooting guard…
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Rwandan Army Says it Foiled an Attack from Burundi, by FLN Militia Linked to Rusesabagina
May,24 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_66253" align="aligncenter" width="1040"] Seized equipment and merchandise.[/caption] Rwanda is accusing Burundi of harbouring a militia that launched an armed attack on its territory on Sunday evening but was repulsed by the Rwanda Defence Force (RDF). The attackers are linked to the National Liberation Front (FLN), an armed wing of the Rwanda Movement for Democratic…
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The BAL: US Monastir Beats Rwanda’s Patriots to Top Group A
May,23 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_66204" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] US Monastir was no match for the Patriots[/caption] Tunisian Giants US Monastir on Saturday dominated unbeaten Rwandan side Patriots Basketball Club 91-75 in the last group game of the Basketball Africa League (BAL) at Kigali Arena, attended by President Paul Kagame and the First Lady Mrs Jeannette Kagame.  The Tunisian side…
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French President Macron in Kigali Next Week
May,22 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_66007" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] President Paul Kagame(L) and his French Counterpart Emmanuel Macron last week in Paris. Macron will be in Kigali next week for a two-day visit.[/caption] French President Emmanuel Macron will be in Rwanda on Thursday and Friday next week, in a landmark visit that will put relations between Rwanda and France on…
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Rwanda’s Budding Gaming Industry on the Verge of Collapsing as COVID-19 Restrictions Bite
May,20 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_66086" align="aligncenter" width="871"] A betting shop in Kigali. Operators say they are on the verge of closing if they are not reopened.[/caption] Rwanda’s nascent gaming industry is in limbo and on the verge of collapsing after more than a year of closure, following government restrictions to curb the spread of the New Coronavirus imposed…
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How King Faisal Hospital Kidney Transplants Will Save Rwanda a Fortune
May,20 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

A kidney transplantation procedure in India or Egypt costs between $15,000 and $20, 000 -that is just the cost of treatment, not inclusive of welfare, travel costs and other medications a patient might need during the recovery process. On average, a kidney patient who undergoes a transplant in those countries can spend between $25,000 and…
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The BAL: Rwanda’s Patriots 1st to Secure Quarterfinal Slot as Ferroviario Beats AS Douanes
May,19 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Rwandan side Patriots Basketball Club on Wednesday secured the first quarterfinal spot in the inaugural Basketball Africa League (BAL) after defeating Madagascar’s Gendarmerie National Basket Club -GNBC-Madagascar 78-72 at Kigali Arena. The Patriots had to come from behind in the third and fourth quarter to beat the determined Malagasy team, qualifying on home court for…
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Reconciling History: President Kagame Meets Former French Military Officers, Duclert Commission Members
May,19 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_65996" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] President Kagame with former French officers and members of the Duclert Commission as well as officials. Photos/Village Urugwiro.[/caption] President Paul Kagame on Tuesday evening in Paris met with several former French army officers who served in Rwanda between 1990 and 1994 as well as members of the Duclert Commission as part…
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President Kagame Speaks Out on Relations with France, Security in DRC
May,18 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_65951" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] President Kagame and President Macron greeting each other. President Kagame said relations between Rwanda and France are on track.[/caption] President Paul Kagame says the publication of two recent reports that established facts on the role of France in Rwanda, before, during and after the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, put back…
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A Busy Day in Paris: President Kagame Meets Macron, Tshisekedi in France
May,17 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_65937" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] President Paul Kagame was welcomed by President Emmanuel Macron in Paris. Photos/Village Urugwiro.[/caption] President Paul Kagame on Monday had a busy day in the French capital Paris, engaging in a series of meetings and later a sit-down interview with France 24 to discuss relations between Rwanda and France as well as…
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King Faisal Hospital Gets $14m for Expansion
May,17 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_65908" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] King Faisal Hospital, as seen in March 2021, has been undergoing an upgrade since January 2020. Photos/Village Urugwiro[/caption] Works to upgrade King Faisal Hospital- Kigali, Rwanda’s biggest referral hospital have been buoyed by a $14 million funding secured through the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB). The Kigali-based…
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The BAL: Rwandan Side Patriots beat Nigeria’s Rivers Hoopers to Win Opener
May,16 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_65881" align="aligncenter" width="1036"] The Patriots overpowered Rivers Hoopers to win the first BAL game. All photos by Plaisir Muzogeye[/caption] Rwandan side the Patriots Basketball Club beat Nigerian side 83-60 to win the opening game of the inaugural Basketball League Africa (BAL) at Kigali Arena on Sunday. The game saw American rapper Jermaine Cole, known…
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President Kagame on What Africa Can Do to Develop Football
May,15 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_65864" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] From left, FIFA President Gianni Infantino, President Kagame and CAF President Patrice Motsepe at the CAF ExCom meeting on Saturday. Photos/Plaisir Muzogeye.[/caption] President Paul Kagame says African countries have to change the mindset of how they do things and work together to improve and develop football if the continent has to…
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The BAL: Taking Rwanda to The World
May,15 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_65822" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] BAL President Amadou Gallo Fall, the Minister of Sports Aurore Mimosa Munyangaju and the CEO of RDB Clare Akamanzi pose with the official tournament jerseys and ball in front of Kigali Arena.[/caption] With the tip off of The Basketball Africa League (BAL) scheduled for tomorrow Sunday, Rwanda is looking to capitalise…
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Former Arsenal Coach Wenger in Rwanda for CAF Executive Committee Meeting
May,15 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_65817" align="aligncenter" width="810"] Arsene Wenger arrived in Kigali on Friday ahead of the today's meeting.[/caption] The Former Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger arrived in Kigali this Friday to attend the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Executive Committee meeting taking place this Saturday. Wenger, who currently serves as the world football body FIFA Chief of Global…
Sports
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It is Official! US rapper J Cole Will Feature for Rwandan Side Patriots BBC at The BAL
May,14 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_65810" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] It has been widely reported that J. Cole would feature for The Rwandan side. The development has been officially confirmed.[/caption] It has been reported widely that US rapper Jermaine Cole, known by the stage name J Cole, would play for Rwandan side Patriots Basketball Club in the Basketball Africa League (BAL),…
Sports
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Earn the Trust of Citizens-President Kagame to Newly Sworn-In Judges
May,14 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_65795" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] President Kagame and the Chief Justice Faustin Ntezilyayo pose with the newly sworn-in Judges. Photos/Village Urugwiro.[/caption] President Paul Kagame has called on newly sworn judicial judges to put the interests of citizens first and work towards ensuring that the people they deserve have trust in the justice system. The Head of…
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High Court Rejects Idamange’s Request to Change Trial Location
May,13 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_63366" align="aligncenter" width="1057"] Idamange, middle, with her lawyers in a previous virtual hearing.[/caption] The High Court Chamber for International and Cross-border Crimes sitting in Nyanza district on Wednesday turned down a request by Yvonne Idamange Iryamugwiza to move her trial to Kigali rather than holding it in the Southern Province. The Nyanza-based court began…
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Let’s Get It! Singer Mr. Eazi Vows to Invest in Rwanda
May,12 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

  [caption id="attachment_65747" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Mr Eazi is looking for investment opportunities in Rwanda.[/caption] Nigerian-Ghanaian singer and African superstar Mr. Eazi has vowed to invest in Rwanda following his meeting with senior officials at Rwanda Development Board (RDB) to discuss potential areas of investment. The singer, real name Oluwatosin Ajibade, who is known for his…
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Auditor General: Rwf5.7 bn Unaccounted for in 2020 Compared to Rwf8.6bn in 2019
May,11 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_65721" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] The Auditor General Biraro virtually presented the 2020 report to the Parliament.[/caption] Despite failing to account for close to Rwf5.7bn in the 2020 financial year, Government institutions have improved in terms accounting for public funds, registering a 65 percent decline in funds unaccounted for compared to the year 2019.  This was…
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Gen. Kazura, IGP Munyuza in Tanzania to Discuss Security, Strengthen Ties
May,11 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_65697" align="alignnone" width="2048"] IGP Munyuza, Rwanda's High Commissioner to Tanzania, Maj. Gen. Charles Karamba and RDF CDS Gen. Kazura on arrival for their visit in Tanzania.[/caption] The Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen Jean Bosco Kazura and the Inspector General of Police (IGP) CGP Dan Munyuza are in Tanzania where…
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Rule of Law: EAC Judicial Chiefs in Kigali to Discuss Legal Issues in the Region
May,10 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_65682" align="aligncenter" width="1800"] From Left, Justice Nestor Kayobera (EACJ), Justice Chan Reec Madut, Chief Justice South Sudan, Justice Philomena Mwilu, the Acting Chief Justice of Kenya and the Chief Justice of Rwanda, Faustin Ntezilyayo.[/caption] Chief Justices from the East African Community (EAC) Partner States are meeting in Kigali to discuss several issues of regional…
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Bank of Kigali, Inkomoko Launch 5th Edition of ‘Urumuri’ Initiative, 25 Businesses to Benefit
May,10 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_65675" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Emmanuel Nkusi Batanange – Head of Corporate Affairs at Bank of Kigali giving his remarks at the closing event of BK Urumuri 2020[/caption] Bank of Kigali Plc and Inkomoko Entrepreneur Development launched the 5th edition of Urumuri Initiative today to identify and support 25 innovative businesses.  Winners of the competition will…
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What President Kagame Said About the Postponement of CHOGM 2021
May,08 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_65602" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] President Kagame and the Secretary General of the Commonwealth Secretariat Patricia Scotland met on March 11, 2021 to discuss preparations of CHOGM 2021. Photo/Village Urugwiro.[/caption] President Paul Kagame believes the decision to postpone the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM 2021), which was scheduled for June in Kigali, was an inevitable…
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Ntamuhanga, Ndayizera Sentenced in ‘Dynamite Terror’ Trial
May,07 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_65561" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Cassien Ntamuhanga got an additional 25 years while Ndayizera was sentence to 10 years[/caption] Cassien Ntamuhanga, who was previously sentenced to 25 years in prison on terror and treason charges, was on Thursday sentenced in absentia to another 25 years after he was found guilty of facilitating terror activities through Phocas…
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President Kagame, New EAC Secretary General Discuss Regional Issues
May,07 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame on Thursday received Dr. Peter Mathuki, the new Secretary General of the East African Community (EAC) at Village Urugwiro, to discuss matters of the regional importance as the Kenyan businessman and diplomat kicks off his duties as the head of the regional bloc. The courtesy call was the first official engagement by…
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Tortured & Robbed: Rwandans Deported from Uganda Narrate Painful Ordeals
May,06 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_65544" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Rwandan deportees arriving at Kagitumba One Stop Border Post.[/caption] Rwandans recently deported from Uganda claim they were tortured for weeks and denied basic rights and had their valuables stolen while in detention. The 17 people who were dumped at Kagitumba One Stop Border Post by Ugandan Migration Authorities on Wednesday at…
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Local Production Only Way to Ensure Vaccine Equity -President Kagame
May,05 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_65480" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] President Kagame speaks during the IPPPR Dialogue. Photos/Village Urugwiro.[/caption] President Paul Kagame says the only way Africa would fit into the global vaccine distribution chain would be through boosting local production, following concerns that the continent remains at the backfoot in the distribution of Covid-19 vaccines. The Head of State made…
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We Want Peaceful Co-Existence With our Neighbours- President Kagame
May,01 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_65306" align="aligncenter" width="2560"] President Kagame speaks during the RPF Extended National Executive Committee meeting on Saturday. Photos/Village Urugwiro.[/caption] President Paul Kagame has spoken out on Rwanda’s relations with her neighbours, pointing out that the country is on good terms with her neighbours, except one whose problem he doesn’t understand well. The Head of State…
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“Don’t Settle for Less” -President Kagame to RPF Members
May,01 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_65264" align="aligncenter" width="2047"] President Kagame with the RPF Inkotanyi Vice Chairman Christopher Bazivamo and the party Secretary General Franocis Ngarambe. Photos/Village Urugwiro.[/caption] President Paul Kagame has urged members of the ruling party the Rwandese Patriotic Front (RPF-Inkotanyi) to never rest on their laurels and settle for less but instead aspire to achieve much more that…
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AfCFTA Will Unlock Africa’s Agri-business Potential- President Kagame
April,29 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_65252" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] President Kagame says African can stop importing food with the right decisions. Photos/Village Urugwiro.[/caption] President Paul Kagame says the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) will be the solution to the continent’s food security challenges by unlocking the agribusiness potential by opening up new market fronts and end reliance on food…
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Minister Biruta, UK Commonwealth Minister Discuss CHOGM 2021 Preparations
April,29 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_65244" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Lord Ahmad and Minister Biruta discussed a wide range of issues.[/caption] The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Dr. Vincent Biruta, on Thursday held talks with the UK Minister of State for the Commonwealth Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon, who is in Rwanda for a two-day state visit, to discuss Rwanda's…
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CHOGM 2021: UK Minister for Commonwealth in Rwanda to Assess Preps
April,29 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_65239" align="alignnone" width="1262"] A photo posted by the UK High Commissioner to Rwanda, Jo Lomas, shows Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon, the UK Minister of State for the Commonwealth being welcomed by a COVID-19 inspection robot at Kigali International Airport on Wednesday evening.[/caption] The UK Minister of State for the Commonwealth Lord (Tariq) Ahmad…
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Genocide Suspect Munyenyezi Hearing Adjourned to May 5
April,29 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_65226" align="aligncenter" width="1124"] Munyenyezi at Kicukiro Primary Court. Courtesy Photo.[/caption] The pretrial hearing of Béatrice Munyenyezi was on Wednesday adjourned to May 5 after she told Kicukiro Primary Court that she needed more time to acquaint herself with her file, along with her lawyers. Munyenyezi, 51, who was deported to Rwanda by the United…
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Strengthening Our Military Should Not Worry Anyone- President Kagame
April,26 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

  [caption id="attachment_65144" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] President Kagame officiates at the commissioning of 721 RDF Cadet Officers. Photos/Village Urugwiro.[/caption] President Paul Kagame says Rwanda strengthening and equipping her army should not worry anyone because the primary objective is not to destabilize or threaten any other country. The Head of State, who is also the Commander-in-Chief of…
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UNHCR Head Extols Rwanda for Providing a Safe Place for African Refugees from Libya
April,26 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_65135" align="aligncenter" width="1040"] Minister Kayisire and UNHCR Head Grandi listen to the refugees at Gashora ETM[/caption] The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi has commended Rwanda for its continued efforts to offer a safe environment for African refugees evacuated from Libya as a permanent solution is being sought for them. Grandi, who…
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President Kagame Promotes Police, Prisons Heads
April,25 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_65112" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] From top left, CG Munyuza, CG Malizamunda , DCG Ujeneza and DCG Ntamuhoranye.[/caption] President Paul Kagame has promoted heads of Rwanda National Police (RNP) and Rwanda Correctional Service (RCS) to higher ranks in a series of promotions that were announced by the Minister of Justice and Attorney General Johnston Busingye, whose…
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FLN Trial: Prosecution Details How Rusesabagina, Co-accused Committed Crimes
April,22 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_65074" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] The FLN trial will continue today, Thursday, April 22, with Prosecution pinning Rusesabagina's co-accused.[/caption] The trial involving terror-suspects Paul Rusesebagina, Callixte Nsabimana and 19 others, all members of the MRCD/FLN coalition led by the ‘Hotel Rwanda’ protagonist will continue today Thursday with the Prosecution revealing more details of how the crimes…
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AU Welcomes Muse Report on France, Salutes Kagame, Macron Rapprochement Efforts
April,22 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59285" align="aligncenter" width="760"] President Kagame has also expressed his backing for Moussa Faki Mahamat for a second stint at the AUC.[/caption] The African Union (AU) has welcomed the Levy Firestone Muse on the role of the French Government in Rwanda in the period from October 1990 and the period after the 1994 Genocide against…
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Genocide: New Report Says French Government Bears Significant Responsibility in Rwanda
April,19 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_64966" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Dr. Biruta said Rwanda will not be taking any action on the report whose purpose is to set the record straight.[/caption] A new report commissioned by the Government of Rwanda says the French government under President Francois Mitterrand “bears significant responsibility” in Rwanda, not only in the 1994 Genocide against the…
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Pressure Mounts on University of Cambridge to Drop Genocide Denier Judi Rever
April,17 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_64913" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] The University of Cambridge has come under pressure to drop Judi Rever from a panel discussion next week.[/caption] The UK’s University of Cambridge has come under intense pressure to drop notorious genocide denier Judi Rever from panel set to discuss regional issues next week, with sections of people accusing the university…
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Rwanda Welcomes Deportation of Genocide Suspect from U.S
April,17 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_64905" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Munyenyezi in being handcuffed upon arrival at Kigali International Airport. [/caption] The Rwandan government says it welcomes the deportation of yet another genocide suspect by the United States, to Rwanda, to face trial, despite the North American country recently coming under scrutiny for failing to correctly name the 1994 Genocide against the…
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U.S Deports Genocide Suspect Munyenyezi to Rwanda
April,16 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_64887" align="aligncenter" width="873"] Beatrice Munyenyezi arrives in Kigali this Friday evening.[/caption] The United States has deported a genocide suspect to Rwanda, previously found guilty of lying about herself to obtain American citizenship in fraudulent manner. Beatrice Munyenyezi is set to arrive at Kigali International Airport, at 7pm this Friday evening.  The Directorate of Immigration…
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Without India, Africa Would Still Be Waiting for Vaccines- President Kagame
April,14 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_63147" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] President Kagame says India has been key in African countries receiving vaccines for COVID-File Photo/Village Urugwiro.[/caption] President Paul Kagame said that without the intervention of India to manufacture vaccines, African would perhaps still be waiting for COVID-19 vaccines.  The Head of State made the observation on Tuesday during the annual Raisina…
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Armed Gang Terrorizing Rusizi Residents Arrested
April,13 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_64802" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] RIB paraded members of the armed gang at Kamembe station.[/caption] Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) has paraded 12 people suspected of belonging to an armed gang that was terrorising residents in Rusizi district, in the south western part of the country. The investigative body said the dozen individuals who include one woman…
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President Kagame on How Africa Can Leverage Strategic Partnerships to Manufacture Own Vaccines
April,12 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_64776" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] President Kagame during the virtual conference organised by the AU and Africa CDC. Photos/Village Urugwiro.[/caption] President Paul Kagame says it is high time Africa started building strategic partnerships that would help the continent manufacture her own vaccines rather than depend on external goodwill for present and future pandemics. The Head of…
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UNIRMCT: No Early Release for Bagosora
April,02 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_64495" align="alignleft" width="400"] Bagosora is serving his sentence in Mali.[/caption] The International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT) on Thursday turned down an application for an early release by one the main masterminds of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, Col. Théoneste Bagosora. The decision was delivered on 1 April 2021, by Judge Carmel…
International
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Zigama CSS Records Rwf13.7 Billion Net Profit, Eyes Expansion
April,01 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_64483" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] The Minister of Defence. Maj. Gen Albert Murasira( extreme left), the board chair Dr. Ndahiro and the Minister of Justice, Johnson Busingye during the General Assembly on Thursday.[/caption] Zigama Credit and Savings Society (ZIGAMA CSS) has announced a net profit of 13.7 Billion for the 2020 financial year. It is an…
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President Kagame: Domestic Health Spending, Local Manufacturing-What Africa Needs to Minimise Dependency
April,01 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

President Kagame speaking during the Tony Blair InstitutePresident Paul Kagame says Africa manufacturing her own medical supplies would minimise over dependency on external help, in the wake of the global vaccine inequalities, which have put the continent at the backfoot of the distribution chain. The Head of State made the observation on Thursday while participating…
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Debt Burden on Poor Countries Will Entrench Unequal World Order-President Kagame
March,30 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_64384" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] President Kagame said there is a need to ease debt stress on developing countries for equitable recovery. File Photo/Village Urugwiro.[/caption] President Paul Kagame says that a growing debt burden on poor countries in the wake of the COVID-19 is likely to widen further the gap between rich and poor countries if…
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Basketball Africa League to tip off historic inaugural season in May, in Kigali
March,29 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59014" align="aligncenter" width="873"] Kigali Arena will host the inaugural BAL under strict COVID-19 restrictions.[/caption] The Basketball Africa League (BAL) today announced that the league's historic inaugural season will tip off Sunday, May 16 at the Kigali Arena in Kigali, Rwanda, with 12 teams from across Africa competing in the new professional league. The BAL,…
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EdTech Monday is Back! “Enabling Young Women’s Leadership in EdTech”
March,29 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_64350" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] From left, top clockwise, Rita Mutabazi, the Principal of Tumba College, Grace Ingabire, CEO of RICTA, Raissa Kamariza, Rwanda Country Director of Moringa School and the host Ines Ghislaine. Tune in to KT Radio today from 6pm for EdTech Monday[/caption] The year 2020 exposed the barriers that millions of young African…
National
Tags: Mastercard
325 Donate Blood in City Blood Donation Drive
March,27 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_64296" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Students donated blood in large numbers.[/caption] Over 300 people donated blood in a one week-blood donation campaign aimed at reducing shortage of blood in hospitals in the City of Kigali. The campaign which was targeting to raise 300 pints of blood ended on Friday, surpassing the target. It attracted students and…
National
Tags: Latestnews
Rwanda-France Relations: What Next after ‘Duclert Report’?
March,27 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_64277" align="aligncenter" width="760"] President Macron receiving the Duclert Commission report on Friday.[/caption] The Rwandan Government has welcomed the findings of the Duclert Commission which was established by President Emmanuel Macron to assess the responsibility of the French Government in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The commission, led by French Historian Vincent Duclert, submitted…
National
Tags: Latestnews, Rwanda-France Relations
Gitwe Case: Urayeneza, Two Others, Sentenced to Life on Genocide Crimes
March,26 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_64272" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] urayeneza was found guilty of complicity to commit genocide and concealing evidence.[/caption] The Intermedia Court in Muhanga district on Thursday sentenced Gérard Urayeneza to life imprisonment for complicity in the crime of Genocide and complicity to cover up evidence or information about the Genocide. Urayeneza, who was the Director General of…
National
Tags: Genocide Perpetrators, Latestnews
Maj. (Rtd) Mudathiru Sentenced to 25-years
March,25 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58282" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Maj. (Rtd) Mudathiru (seated with clutch) was sentenced to 25 years in prison by the Military High Court.[/caption] The Military High Court on Thursday sentenced Maj. (Rtd) Habib Mudathiru  to 25 years in prison after he was found guilty on terror-related charges, including joining a criminal group, conspiracy against an established…
National
Tags: Latestnews, Military
Damning Details: U.S Scholar Revealed How Rusesabagina Duped Americans to Bankroll Terror, Genocide Denial
March,25 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Paul Rusesabagina and his foundation, Hotel Rwanda Rusesabagina Foundation, duped the American public out of millions of dollars for charity but ended up using the funds to bankroll subversive activities aimed at undermining the government of Rwanda. This was revealed by American Prof. Michelle Martin, affiliated to California State University, Fullerton, who was a volunteer…
National
Tags: Latestnews, Rusesabagina
U.S Professor Pins Rusesabagina On Political Activities Aimed At Overthrowing Rwandan Government
March,24 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_64131" align="alignnone" width="806"] Paul Rusesabagina(L) and his alleged key ally Providence Rubingisa[/caption] A United States academic has shared a testimony detailing how Hotel Rwanda "hero" Paul Rusesabagina and his allies planned to overthrow the Rwanda government. The witness, Prof. Michelle Martin, affiliated to California State University, Fullerton, who was a volunteer with Paul Rusesabagina's…
International
Tags: Latestnews, Rusesabagina
RwandAir Becomes First African Airline to Vaccinate All Staff Against COVID-19
March,23 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

  [caption id="attachment_64105" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Taking the Jab. A RwandAir pilot being vaccinated.[/caption] The national carrier RwandAir says it is the first African airline to vaccinate all staff against Covid-19, which will position the carrier as one of the safest on the continent. The airline began its vaccination rollout programme earlier this month targeting all…
National
Tags: Latestnews, Rwandair
President Magufuli Fostered Ties Between Rwanda and Tanzania- PM Ngirente
March,22 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_64086" align="aligncenter" width="1354"] The Prime Minister, Dr. Edouard Ngirente was among the dignitaries who attended the state mass of the late President John Pombe Magufuli.[/caption] President Paul Kagame has said that the deceased Tanzania President, Dr. John Joseph Pombe Magufuli was instrumental in strengthening bilateral ties between Rwanda and Tanzania. This was part of…
National
Tags: Latestnews, Rwanda-Tanzania Relations
UPDATED: Ingabire Grace is Miss Rwanda 2021
March,21 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_64066" align="aligncenter" width="2560"] Ingabire Grace is Miss Rwanda 2021[/caption] Ingabire Grace has been crowned Miss Rwanda 2021 in a colourful ceremony that took place at Intare Conference Arena, Rusororo, on Saturday, March 20. Ingabire (No.7)  was representing the City of Kigali. The 25 years-old, beat Amanda Akaliza to the crown in a tightly contested…
National
Tags: Miss Rwanda
Stage Set: Who Will be Miss Rwanda 2021?
March,20 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_64056" align="aligncenter" width="2560"] One of the 20 girls will be crowned Miss Rwanda 2021 by Naomi Nishimwe, Miss Rwanda 2021.[/caption] In less than half an hour, Miss Rwanda 2021 grand finale will commence at Intare Conference Arena in Rusororo, minus a crowd, due to COVID-19 preventive measures. The organisers said the show will be…
National
Tags: Miss Rwanda
Rwanda Declares Period of Mourning in Honour of President Magufuli
March,18 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_63961" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] President Magufuli speaks during a state banquet organised for him during his visit to Rwanda on April 6, 2016. Archives/Village Urugwiro.[/caption] President Paul Kagame has announced a mourning period in honour of deceased Tanzanian President Dr. John Pombe Magufuli, directing that flags fly at half mast until he is laid to…
National
Tags: Latestnews, Rwanda-Tanzania Relations
His Contribution Will Not be Forgotten- President Kagame on Magufuli
March,18 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_63953" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] President Magufuli waves during his visit to Rwanda, on April 6, 2016, at Rusumo Border Post. Photo/Village Urugwiro archives.[/caption] President Paul Kagame has paid tribute to the fallen Tanzanian President, Dr. John Pombe Magufuli, pointing out that his contribution to the country and the region will always be remembered. The Head…
National
Tags: Rwanda-Tanzania Relations
President Magufuli Passing Leaves East Africa in Shock
March,18 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_63939" align="aligncenter" width="1138"] President John Pombe Magufuli of Tanzania has passed on.[/caption] Tanzania’s President Dr John Pombe Magufuli has died at the age of 61, the Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan has announced on Wednesday evening. The passing of President Magufuli has left many East Africans in shock after days of speculation about his…
National
Tags: Latestnews, Rwanda-Tanzania Relations
Relief as Government Suspends Hiked Land Tax Regime
March,17 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Land and property owners are relieved after the government moved to put on hold earlier announced increased taxes on land and property that left many worried about their affordability. A cabinet meeting chaired by President Kagame on Tuesday reviewed the decision, suspending the new taxes.  The law determining the sources of revenue and property of…
National
Tags: Big-story, Land
Rwanda Ready to Host CHOGM 2021
March,12 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_63758" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Minister Dr. Biruta and the Commonwealth SG Patricia Scotland, address the press on Friday.[/caption]  The Secretary General of The Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland and Rwanda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Dr. Vincent Biruta have affirmed Rwanda’s readiness to host the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM 2021), scheduled for June this…
National
Tags: CHOGM
More Rwandans Deported from Uganda Accuse CMI of Torture
March,12 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Five more Rwandans who have been deported from Uganda say they were tortured by Ugandan security agents while in detention after they were wrongfully arrested on suspicion of espionage at different times. The five were dumped at Kagitumba One-Stop Border Post by Ugandan Immigration authorities on Friday, at around 10:20Am, where they were received by…
National
Tags: Latestnews, Rwanda-Uganda Relations
Rusesabagina Extracts Himself from Terror Trial after Six Months Delay is Rejected
March,12 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_63737" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Rusesabagina says he won't be returning to court to answer charges after his six months request was rejected.[/caption] Terror suspect Paul Rusesabagina has pulled out of the case in which he is accused and 20 others of terror-related crimes, telling Judges that he will not be returning to court because his…
National
Tags: Latestnews, Rusesabagina
President Kagame, Commonwealth SG Discuss CHOGM 2021 Preps
March,11 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_63702" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] President Kagame posing for a photo with the Commonwealth Secretary General, Patricia Scotland and the CHOGM 2021 taskforce members, including the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Vincent Biruta. Photos/Village Urugwiro.[/caption] President Paul Kagame on Thursday held a meeting with the Secretary General of the Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland, at Village Urugwiro, where…
National
Tags: CHOGM, Latestnews
Key Groups to Work in CHOGM 2021 Get Vaccinated
March,11 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_63694" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Hotel staff who will work during CHOGM 2021 were vaccinated. Photos/MoH[/caption] The Ministry of Health says it has begun vaccinating key groups that will be working during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM 2021), taking place in June, as the country continues to prepare for the global summit. CHOGM, a…
National
Tags: CHOGM, Latestnews
Commonwealth Secretary General in Rwanda to Assess CHOGM 2021 Preps
March,11 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_63655" align="aligncenter" width="809"] The Commonwealth SG Scotland and Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr. Biruta.[/caption] The Secretary General of the Commonwealth Patricia Scotland is in Rwanda to assess how far preparations for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM 2021) are, less than four months to the meeting scheduled from June 21, in Kigali, Rwanda. The…
National
Tags: CHOGM, Latestnews
Flag Hoisted High: Rwanda Marks Commonwealth Day
March,08 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_63522" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] The Commonwealth flag flies alongside the Rwandan flag at Kigali Convention Centre (KCC). Rwanda joined other member states to mark the Commonwealth Day.[/caption] Rwanda on Monday joined Commonwealth member states to mark the annual Commonwealth Day, less than four months for the country to the Commonwealth Heads of Government (CHOGM). The…
National
Tags: Commonwealth
Five Rwandans Deported from Uganda Were Tortured
March,08 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_63505" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Five Rwandans deported from Uganda say they were subjected to torture by CMI operatives.[/caption] Five Rwandans who were wrongfully arrested and detained incommunicado by Ugandan security agencies say they were tortured and mistreated before they were deported back to Rwanda. Rwanda on Sunday, March 7, at around 8pm received the five…
National
Tags: Latestnews, Rwanda-Uganda
Youtube ‘activist’ Idamange Faces 6 Charges as Prosecutors Make Case
March,04 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_63366" align="aligncenter" width="1057"] Idamange, middle, with her lawyers in the virtual hearing.[/caption] The pretrial hearing of Youtube ‘activist’ Yvonne Idamange Iryamugwiza kicked off on Thursday at Gasabo District Primary Court as she appeared in court for the second since her arrest on February 15, following a series of Youtube videos she published on her…
National
Tags: Big-story, Genocide Denial
“Fare Thee Well”- Father Ubald Rugirangoga Laid to Rest
March,03 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_63304" align="aligncenter" width="1371"] Fr. Rugirangoga was laid to rest in his ancestral parish in Gihundwe, Cyangugu Diocese.[/caption] Celebrated Roman Catholic Church priest, Father Ubald Rugirangoga, who passed away on January 8, 2021, in the United States of America, was on Tuesday laid to rest in his home parish in Rusizi district.  Fr. Rugirangoga, who…
National
Tags: Catholic Church, Latestnews
Rusesabagina Acquired Rwandan Passport in 2004
March,01 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_63268" align="alignnone" width="800"] Paul Rusesabagina[/caption] Paul Rusesabagina acquired a Rwandan passport in 2004, which he applied for after he reported his initial passport lost. The new passport, number PC 009914, was set to expire on 29 July 2009. Rusesabagina, 66, has been arguing before courts of law that as a Belgian citizen he cannot…
National
Tags: Latestnews, Rusesabagin
President Kagame Joins Giants Club to Boost Investment in Wildlife Economy
February,28 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_63238" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] President Kagame and Lord Lebedev at the signing ceremony on Saturday as Rwanda joined the Giants Club. Photos/Village Urugwiro.[/caption] President Kagame on Saturday evening held a meeting with British businessman and patron of Space for Giants, Lord Evgeny Lebedev and the founder and CEO of the organisation, Dr. Max Graham, during…
National
Tags: Conservation, Latestnews
“Detractors Won’t Deter Us” -Amb. Karega On Rwanda-DRC Relations
February,27 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_63218" align="aligncenter" width="873"] Amb. Vincent Karega with President Tshisekedi when he presented his credentials last year. Relations between Rwanda and DRC have been flourishing over the last two years.[/caption] Bilateral relations between Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) remain cordial and at their very best in recent decades, despite recent attempts by groups…
National
Tags: Latestnews, Rwanda-DRC Relations
FLN Trial: Is Al Jazeera Driving an Agenda? Questions Emerge Over Network’s Bias
February,27 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Minister Busingye in a recent virtual event. Al Jazeera is accused of eavesdropping into the Minister and Attorney General's conversation with his PR advisors ahead of the interview. Just days after quoting a press release of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), giving credence to a terrorist organisation, Al Jazeera is back…
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FLN Trial Adjourned Again as Rusesabagina Seeks More Time, Co-Accused Seek Bail
February,26 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_63196" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Rusesabagina leaves the dock.[/caption] The Trial of terror suspects Paul Rusesabagina, Callixte Nsabimana and 19 others, all members of the Rwanda Movement for Democratic Change (MRCD and its armed wing National Liberation Front (FLN), which the Hotel Rwanda protagonist is the leader, was adjourned for the second time on Friday in…
National
Tags: Rusesabagina
High Court Rejects Rusesabagina Objections on Competence, Trial to Proceed
February,26 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_63179" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Rusesabagina and lawyer Gatera Gashabna in court this morning[/caption] High Court Chamber for International and Cross-Border Crimes, sitting at the Supreme Court premises has ruled against Rusesabagina's objection on its competence to try him. Hotel Rwanda 'Hero" Rusesabagina and 20 others, all members of the Rwanda Movement for Democratic Change (MRCD…
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President Kagame Decries Double Standards in Global Vaccine Distribution
February,24 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

  [caption id="attachment_63147" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] President Kagame has reiterated his call for equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines between rich and poor countries. File Photo/Village Urugwiro.[/caption] President Paul Kagame has added his voice to that of the World Health Organisation (WHO) to call out rich countries for undermining efforts to equitably distribute the New Coronavirus vaccine…
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RURA Clarifies on Move to Regulate eCommerce, Says Consultations Ongoing
February,23 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_63133" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Vuba Vuba[/caption] Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) has clarified on plans to regulate eCommerce service providers following public outcry that the move could have a major impact on small and medium companies in the delivery businesses which are yet to fully establish themselves.  The public reactions mainly on social media were…
Economy, Uncategorized
Tags: Rwanda Trade
FDLR Behind Attack that Claimed Italian Ambassador -DRC Gov’t
February,22 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_63110" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Photos of the Italian Ambassador to DRC Luca Attanasio (in dark glasses), visiting a WFP program shortly before he was shot have emerged. His bodyguard, Vittorio Lacovacci (in army green trouser) was also killed in the attack along with the driver.[/caption] The Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has…
National
Tags: DRC
BNR Maintains the Central Bank Rate at 4.5% to Boost Economic Recovery
February,22 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_46678" align="aligncenter" width="633"] BNR maintained the CRB at 4.5 to boost economic recovery.[/caption] The National Bank of Rwanda (BNR) has maintained the Central Bank Rate at 4.5 percent in a bid to support economic recovery, as countries around the world look to rebound from the New Coronavirus impact.  According to BNR, the statutory quarterly…
National
Tags: Rwanda Central Bank
Shock as Italian Ambassador to DR Congo is Killed in attack on UN convoy
February,22 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_63104" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Amb. Attanasio was killed in the armed attack.[/caption]   The diplomatic community in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is in shock following an attack by unknown gunmen on a United Nations World Food Programme convoy in the Eastern part of the country in which the Italian Ambassador to DRC and…
National
Tags: DRC
“He Worked Tirelessly & Selflessly” -President Kagame Pays Tribute to Gen. Musemakweli
February,20 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_63047" align="aligncenter" width="2560"] RDF Officers carry a casket bearing the remains of Lt. Gen Jacques Musemakweli through a guard of honour on Friday during his funeral.[/caption] President Paul Kagame has described the late Lt Gen Jacques Musemakweli as a fighter who fought and worked tirelessly for the liberation and socio-economic development of the country.…
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PHOTOS: President Kagame Meets FIFA President Infantino
February,19 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_63034" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] FIFA President Infantino handing a customised jersey to President Kagame at Village Urugwiro. Photos/Village Urugwiro.[/caption] Earlier today, President Kagame met with the President of global football governing body, FIFA, Gianni Infantino, at Village Urugwiro. Infantino handed President Kagame a jersey and a ball in recognition of his role and support to…
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Tags: FIFA
10 Things That Stood Out in The Rusesabagina, Nsabimana & Co. Trial
February,18 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_62961" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] 21 suspects are involved in the trial.[/caption] The terror trial of Hotel Rwanda protagonist Paul Rusesabagina, Callixte Nsabimana, Herman Nsengimana and 18 others all members of the Rwanda Movement for Democratic Change (MRCD and its armed wing National Liberation Front (FLN), which the former is the leader, opened on Wednesday, February…
National
Tags: Rusesabagin
“I am Not a Rwandan National”- Rusesabagina Tells Court as FLN’s Nsabimana Pins Him
February,17 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Day one of the terror trial of Hotel Rwanda protagonist Paul Rusesabagina and 20 others, all members of the Rwanda Movement for Democratic Change (MRCD and its armed wing National Liberation Front (FLN), was dominated by deliberations on his nationality and other objections presented by the defence. Rusesabagina and his co-accused appeared in the High…
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Tags: Rusesabagina
Police: Idamange Assaulted and Injured an Officer, More Charges Await
February,16 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

  [caption id="attachment_62903" align="aligncenter" width="607"] Idamange Iryamugwiza Yvonne is now under custody. Police said she resisted arrested and injured an officer.[/caption] Youtube 'activist' Yvonne Iryamugwiza Idamange resisted arrested and assaulted a police officer as she was being arrested on Monday, February following a series of Youtube videos that she posted on her channels seemingly inciting…
National
Tags: Genocide Denial
RIB Arrests Youtube ‘Activist’ Idamange on Suspicion of Inciting Insurrections
February,15 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_62720" align="aligncenter" width="787"] Idamange has been arrested following public appeals.[/caption] Rwanda Investigations Bureau (RIB) says it has arrested a one Yvonne Idamange Iryamugwiza, who in recent weeks has been appearing in a series of Youtube videos making outrageous allegations against the government, on suspicion of inciting insurrections and public disorder. Idamange, who claims to…
National
Tags: Genocide Denial
Flattening The Curve: Hope as COVID-19 Numbers Fall, No Fatality in 44 Days
February,13 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_57669" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Hand washing and social distancing are some of the key means to keep the virus out.[/caption] Rwanda's intensified efforts to put a halt to the spread of the New Coronavirus seem to be paying off after the country on Saturday registered a major decline in new infections and zero fatalities in…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
EU Parliament Meddling in an Ongoing Judicial Process – Justice Minister Busingye
February,13 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_62814" align="alignnone" width="549"] The Minister of Justice and Attorney General Johnston Busingye slammed the EU Parliament for meddling in the Justice process.[/caption] The Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Johnston Busingye, has described recent activities in the European Parliament as an attempt to interfere in an ongoing judicial process in Rwanda, a sovereign state…
National
Tags: Rusesabagina
RwandAir Suspends Southern Africa Routes Over New COVID-19 Variant Fears
February,08 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_19975" align="aligncenter" width="850"] RwandAir has suspended flights to Southern African countries.[/caption] The national carrier RwandAir has suspended all flights to Southern African countries over global fears of the South African New Coronavirus variant, which has led to some countries suspending travel from the affected countries. RwandAir announced the development on Sunday following reports that…
National
Tags: Rwandair
Discipline is Everything-President Kagame to Amavubi
February,08 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_62624" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] President Kagame poses with the national team on Sunday. Photos/Village Urugwiro[/caption] President Paul Kagame has urged national team players to exercise discipline and self-restraint as a key factor to success and to save and spend wisely the earnings. The Head of State made the call on Sunday when he met members…
National, Sports
Tags: Amavubi, President Paul Kagame
“You Have Our Full Support” President Kagame to New African Union Leadership
February,07 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has congratulated Moussa Mahamat Faki, who was re-elected the African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson and Rwanda’s Dr. Monique Nsanzabaganwa, elected the Deputy Chairperson, promising them his full support during their tenure. President Kagame through Twitter, also congratulated his Congolese counterpart, Felix Antoine Tshisekedi, who assumed the chairmanship of the African Union on…
Business & Tech
Tags: Africa Union
UPDATED: Rwanda’s Monique Nsanzabaganwa Elected AUC Deputy Chairperson, Moussa Faki Re-elected
February,06 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_62579" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Dr Monique Nsanzabaganwa will deputise Moussa Faki Mahamat who was re-elected.[/caption] Rwanda’s Dr. Monique Nsanzabaganwa was on Saturday elected the African Union Commission (AUC) Deputy Chairperson, by 42 votes out of a possible 55-member state votes, in an election that saw the incumbent chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat retain his position. Dr.…
International
Tags: Africa Union
President Kagame Delivers AU Reform Report, Calls for More Efforts Towards Health Financing
February,06 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_62566" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] President Kagame delivered a report on AU institutional reform on Saturday at the 34th Ordinary Session of the African Union Assembly. Photos/Village Urugwiro.[/caption] President Paul Kagame has called for more efforts to make the African Union (AU) financially self-sustaining if the continental body and its organs are to become more independent…
National
Tags: AU Reforms
Kwibuka 27: CNLG Warns Against Genocide Ideology, Denial on Social Media Platforms
February,05 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_38147" align="alignnone" width="857"] Jean Damascene Bizimana, CNLG Executive Secretary[/caption] As Rwanda prepares to commemorate 27 years after the Genocide against the Tutsi, the National Commission Against Genocide (CNLG) has warned the general public against promotion of the genocide ideology and denial, which are increasingly happening on social media.  The national body charged with fighting…
National
Tags: Latestnews
Tidjane Thiam Chairs First Rwanda Finance Limited Board of Directors Meeting
February,04 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

The newly inaugurated Rwanda Finance Board of Directors convened for the first time this week to discuss the establishment of the Kigali International Financial Centre. The Board, led by Tidjane Thiam, Board Chair of Rwanda Finance, African Union Special Envoy on Covid-19 and Board Director of Kering Group, considered a range of issues, including the…
National
Tags: Latestnews
COVID-19: Public Urged to Adhere to Measures for the Lockdown to be Lifted
February,03 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_62438" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] A cabinet meeting chaired by President Kagame extended the lockdown on Kigali up to February 7.[/caption] The lockdown imposed on the City of Kigali two weeks ago to contain the spread of the New Coronavirus would be lifted if all people played their role by adhering to all directives put in…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Monkey Menace: Huye Residents Rattled by Rampaging Apes
February,02 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_62389" align="aligncenter" width="1002"] Monkeys are playing Monkey tricks with Huye residents[/caption] Residents of the secondary city of Huye, especially those living near the University of Rwanda (UR), are complaining about a huge population of monkeys which are marauding the area, destroying property and food crops. The primates which have lived in the area for…
National
Tags: Huye
Key Projects that Will Transform Rwanda’s Southern Province
February,01 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_61436" align="aligncenter" width="873"] The first phase of the HQ Power Plant will produce 40MW by March 2021[/caption] The Southern Province is arguably one of the fast-developing provinces of Rwanda, with several key infrastructure projects in several of the districts of the province to be completed this year expected to usher in economic transformation and…
Economy
Tags: Infrastructure
CHAN 2020: Celebrate Responsibly- Police Warns Ahead of Guinea-Rwanda Clash
January,31 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_61105" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] CP Kabera has warned against irresponsible conduct if the national team Amavubi wins tonight.[/caption] Members of the public have been cautioned against reckless celebrations this Sunday, ahead of the Guinea-Rwanda quarterfinal clash in the African Nations Championship (CHAN 2020) taking place in Cameroon.  Rwanda National Police (RNP) Spokesperson CP John Bosco…
National
Tags: Police
Rwanda Gov’t Questions UK Decision to Ban Travellers from Rwanda, Seeks Clarifications
January,30 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

  [caption id="attachment_61677" align="aligncenter" width="942"] Nyarugenge district hospital, the new COVID-19 care centre. Rwanda has been credited for its handling of COVID-19.[/caption] The Rwandan Government has questioned a controversial decision by the United Kingdom to put Rwanda on the list of countries people traveling from there are not allowed to enter UK borders as part…
National
Tags: Rwandair
It is Possible to Eliminate NTDs Within a Generation- President Kagame
January,29 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_62292" align="aligncenter" width="1888"] President Kagame believes with the right actions, NTDs can be eliminated within a generation.[/caption] President Paul Kagame believes a combination of deliberate efforts at the national and continental level, backed by increased health financing can be enough to help the African continent eliminate Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) within a generation. The…
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Tags: President Paul Kagame
NEPAD Has Remained True to its Vision- President Kagame on 20th Anniversary
January,28 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

    [caption id="attachment_62180" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] President Kagame speaking at a separate event earlier this week. Photo/Village Urugwiro.[/caption] President Paul Kagame says the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), which was created in 2001, has remained true to its cause and continues to advance the continent’s development agenda, nearly 20 years since it was created. …
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CHAN 2020: Excitement, Joy as Rwanda Progresses to Knockout Stages
January,27 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_62225" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Amavubi are through to the knockout stages.[/caption] Rwanda was on Tuesday night gripped by joy and wild celebrations as the national team Amavubi progressed to the knockout stage of the African Nations Championship (CHAN 2020), after beating Togo 3-2, in a highly competitive game which saw the wasps finish second in…
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There Are No Unofficial Detention Centres in Rwanda – Justice Minister Busingye
January,26 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_62209" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Minister Busingye during the UPR session where he virtually presented Rwanda's report on the 50 recommendations.[/caption] The Minister of Justice and Attorney General Johnston Busingye says Rwanda does not have unknown detention centres where people are jailed and tortured, describing the allegations as politically motivated to stain the image of the…
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Back to Court: Rusesabagina & Co. Trial to Kick off Tuesday
January,25 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58893" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Paul Rusesabagina (middle) in the dock in a previous hearing.[/caption] The trial of Hotel Rwanda ‘hero’ and terror suspect Paul Rusesabagina and two former spokespersons and members of the armed group he founded is expected to kick off on Tuesday, January 26, at the High Court Chamber of International and Cross-border Crimes. …
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Social Protection Agenda Should Cover All Countries, Rich or Poor- President Kagame
January,25 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_62180" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] President Kagame speaking during the WEF Davos Agenda 2021 panel on social protection. Photos/Village Urugwiro.[/caption] As the world continues to grapple with the New Coronavirus and its devastating effect on economies, President Paul Kagame says global recovery and social protection agendas should cover both wealthy and poor countries because they have…
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COVID-19: Public Cautioned on Flouting Lockdown Measures
January,24 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_62168" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] The Minister of Health Dr. Ngamije during the talkshow. Photos/RBA.[/caption] Rwandans have been cautioned against flouting New Coronavirus preventive measures, one week after the City of Kigali was put under lockdown to contain the spread of the virus, after it emerged that city dwellers are not adhering well to the guidelines.…
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COVID-19: Deaths, New Cases Surge as Rwanda Readies for Vaccine Rollout
January,22 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_61496" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Rwanda is ready to roll out the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as the 1 million doses arrive in the country.[/caption] Rwanda on  Thursday recorded the highest number of New Coronavirus-related deaths in a single day ever since the pandemic broke out in the country, with the Ministry of Health reporting that…
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Body of Fallen Rwandan Peacekeeper Arrives Home
January,21 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_62090" align="aligncenter" width="800"] RDF officials and family members receive the Sgt. Nsabimana's body at Kigali International Airport.[/caption] The casket bearing the remains of Rwandan peacekeeper, Sergeant Nsabimana Jean D’Amour, arrived in Rwanda from Central African Republic on 21 January 2021. Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) officials as well as family members officially received the fallen…
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COVID-19 Relief Distribution Kicks off in City of Kigali
January,21 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_62082" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Gasabo district volunteers prepare relief food for distribution in Kangondo I on Thursday.[/caption] The Rwandan government has started relief support distribution among identified vulnerable households in the City of Kigali following the reinstatement of the lockdown on the city to curb the spread of the New Coronavirus. A virtual Cabinet Meeting…
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Mitterrand Archives Shed Light on French Role in 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi
January,19 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

  [caption id="attachment_47347" align="aligncenter" width="633"] France contingents in Rwanda during the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi[/caption] In June 2020, France’s top administrative court ruled that a researcher could access former French President Francois Mitterrand’s archives on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, in what observers said was a major breakthrough in ascertaining the role of the…
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City of Kigali Placed Under Lockdown to Contain COVID-19 Spread
January,18 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_61972" align="aligncenter" width="995"] President Kagame chairs[/caption] A virtual Cabinet Meeting chaired by President Kagame on Monday reinstated a full lockdown on the City of Kigali amid surging New Coronavirus cases in a bid to curb the spread. A cabinet statement signed by the Prime Minister Dr. Edouard Ngirente said that based on the assessment…
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COVID-19: Lockdown in the Offing? Rwandans Await Cabinet Decisions
January,18 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_61972" align="aligncenter" width="995"] President Kagame chairs the virtual cabinet meeting on Monday. Photos/Village Urugwiro.[/caption] With the number of New Coronavirus cases on the rise in Rwanda, many Rwandans are anxiously awaiting the outcomes of the cabinet meeting chaired by President Paul Kagame on Monday evening, which was expected to review measures preventive measures against…
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COVID-19: Schools in Kigali Closed to Curb Spread
January,17 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59265" align="aligncenter" width="874"] Schools in the City of Kigali will temporarily close effective Monday, January 18, the Ministry of Education announced Sunday.[/caption] The Government of Rwanda has temporarily closed schools in the City of Kigali in a bid to curb the new Coronavirus. The Ministry of Education on Sunday announced that all schools in…
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5 Dead, 197 New Cases: COVID-19 Numbers Continue to Rise as Rwanda Readies for Vaccine
January,15 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_61862" align="aligncenter" width="992"] Rwanda has installed storage facilities for the COVID-19 vaccines in readiness to receive the first batch. Photos/RBA[/caption] The new Coronavirus numbers in Rwanda continue to be worrisome as daily infections and death seem not to be relenting, with 5 deaths and 197 new cases reported on Thursday. According to the Ministry…
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EAC: All Eyes on Uganda as Vote Counting Begins
January,14 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_61857" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] President Museveni and singer-turned-politician Robert Kyagulanyi, aka Bobi Wine are facing off in a tense poll.[/caption] The East African Community (EAC) will be on alert for the outcome in the Presidential elections in Uganda as the East African country went to polls on Thursday. By press time, voting had closed at…
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CAR: RDF, UN Sec. General, Speak Out on Fallen Rwandan Peacekeeper
January,13 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_61390" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] UN peacekeepers from the MINUSCA Rwanda Contingent stand guard at the Lycée Boganda voting centre in Bangui as Central Africans go to the polls in the 27 December 2020 general elections. RDF says it remains committed to the peace process in CAR.[/caption] The Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) has spoken out on…
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UN: Rwandan Peacekeeper Killed in CAR Attacks, Another Injured
January,13 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_61827" align="aligncenter" width="800"] A Rwanda peacekeeper has been killed in armed attacks in CAR. The UN has condemned the attack.[/caption] Another Rwandan peacekeeper has been killed and another one injured in attacks by armed groups in the Central Africa Republic (CAR), the United Nations announced on Wednesday. The Spokesperson of the United Nations Secretary…
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More COVID-19 Patients in Critical Condition- Dr. Nsanzimana
January,13 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_53101" align="aligncenter" width="1400"] RBC Director General Dr. Nsanzimana says more patients are in critical condition. File Photo[/caption] Rwanda currently has its highest number of patients in critical condition since the New Coronavirus outbreak in March, with more than 40 people currently being given oxygen in treatment centres, in what seems to be a more…
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Yolande Mukagasana Launches Foundation to Fight Genocide Denial, Revisionism
January,12 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_61783" align="aligncenter" width="674"] Yolande Mugakagasana has been confronting genocide denial and revisionism through her literal works.[/caption] Genocide survivor and anti-genocide activist Yolande Mukagasana has lunched a foundation through which she will be confront the denial and revisionism of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The creation of an independent foundation on the research and…
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Government Moves to Temporarily Repossess Unregistered Land  
January,10 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_57520" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] The government will temporarily take over unregistered land until owners show up.[/caption] The Government of Rwanda has temporarily taken ownership of unregistered land in the country after the owners failed to meet the deadline of registering it.  According to Jean Baptiste Mukarage, the interim Director of Land Management at Rwanda Land…
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Singer Clarisse Karasira Engaged
January,09 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_61719" align="aligncenter" width="1068"] Singer Karasira said 'Yes' to her boyfriend Ifashabayo who is also her manager.[/caption] Singer Clarisse Karasira has been engaged by her manager-turned-boyfriend, identified as Ifashabayo Sylivain Dejoie.  The singer shared the news of her engagement on Saturday, first sharing a ring on her finger and flowers before sharing a photo of…
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“No Rwandan Troops in DRC” -Rwanda Dismisses UN Group of Experts Report
January,09 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_47562" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Relations between Rwanda and DRC have been cordial since President Tshisekedi (Right) took office in January 2019.[/caption] The Rwandan Government has dismissed a report by a United Group of Experts alleging that Rwandan troops were conducting incursions in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). A statement released on Friday, January 8,…
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Businessman Muvunyi, Co-accused Released After Paying Fine
January,07 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Businessman Paul Muvunyi and his co-accused who were facing charges of fraudulently acquiring land in Karongi have been released after they pleaded guilty and agreed to pay a fine of Rwf3m each.  The former president of Rayon Sport FC and three others, including Rtd Col Ruzibiza Eugène, the former Commander of the Armed Forces in…
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A Lockdown Was a Possibility Due to the Current Trend of COVID-19 – State Minister for Health
January,05 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_61562" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] The State Minister for Health, Dr Mpunga, while appearing on Radio Rwanda, said a lockdown was possible given the current trend of COVID-19. Photo/RBA[/caption] The Minister of State for Health in charge of Primary Health Care, Dr Tharcisse Mpunga, says the government could have reinstated a nationwide lockdown going by the…
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COVID-19: 4 Fatalities, 172 New Cases as Government Tightens Measures
January,05 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_61345" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] People in Personal Protection Equipment take a COVID-19 victim for burial.[/caption] As the cabinet meeting chaired by the Prime Minister Dr. Edouard Ngirente at Village Urugwiro on Monday revised measures to contain the spread of the New Coronavirus, Rwanda registered yet again a high number of new infections and 4 new…
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Cabinet Reinstates Tougher COVID-19 Measures as Cases Surge, Travel Outside Kigali Prohibited
January,05 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_52383" align="aligncenter" width="1040"] Travel to and from the City of Kigali is prohibited.[/caption] A cabinet meeting chaired by the Prime Minister Dr Edouard Ngirente at Urugwiro Village on Monday, reinstated tougher measures aimed at curbing the spread of the New Coronavirus, with travel to and from the City of Kigali restricted. New measures were…
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Six Fatalities, 133 New Cases as Rwanda Ushers in New Year, As WHO Approves Vaccine
January,01 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_61496" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Following the approval of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19, WHO has called for equitable distribution of the vaccines.[/caption] The New Coronavirus claimed six people on Thursday as the country welcomed the New Year -after two women and four men succumbed to the virus as Rwanda hopes to roll out the vaccine early next…
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This Coming Year Will Be Better Than the One We Just Had- President Kagame
January,01 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_61492" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] President Kagame is hopeful 2021 will be a better year. Photo/Village Urugwiro[/caption] President Paul Kagame said he is hopeful that 2021 will be a better year compared to 2020, given the challenges the country encountered, resulting from the New Coronavirus pandemic.  The Head of State made the observation in his New…
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COVID-19: Highest Number of Deaths in a Day Recorded, Critical Cases Increase
December,31 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

  Rwanda on Wednesday recorded the highest number of New Coronavirus deaths with 7 people succumbing to the virus as the situation continues to deteriorate. The Ministry of Health announced that seven people, including a 13-year-old boy, had been killed by COVID-19, while 122 new infections were recorded.  The deceased included a 13-year-old girl from…
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COVID-19: 4 New Deaths, High Number of New Cases Signal Deteriorating Situation
December,30 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Tuesday was a bad day for Rwanda as the country registered four new deaths, the highest number so far in one day and yet again new infections above 100, as the country prepares to enter the new year in a worrisome situation with the New Coronavirus not relenting. The Ministry of Health expressed condolences to…
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“We feel at Home in Rwanda”- African Asylum Seekers
December,30 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_61439" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] African refugees and asylum seekers arrived on Tuesday night.[/caption] African asylum seekers evacuated from Libya say they felt at home as soon as they stepped on Rwanda soil, based on the way they were received. Rwanda on Tuesday received the 5th group of 130 refugees and asylum seekers evacuated from the…
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Gisagara: Peat-to-Power Plant set to Generate 40MW by March 2021
December,29 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_61436" align="aligncenter" width="873"] The first phase of the HQ Power Plant will produce 40MW by March 2021[/caption] HQ Power, the company behind a project to transform peat into power says it will release 40MW into the national grid by March 2021.  Dominique Gubbini, the General Manager of HQ Power, the power plant located in…
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CAR Votes Amidst Fears, Rwandan Forces on Alert to Avert Violence
December,27 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_61390" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] UN peacekeepers from the MINUSCA Rwanda Contingent stand guard at the Lycée Boganda voting centre in Bangui as Central Africans go to the polls in the 27 December 2020 general elections. Photos/MINUSCA.[/caption] Rwanda Peacekeepers serving under the UN United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), together with a backup…
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COVID-19 in Numbers: 72 Deaths, 74 New Cases, 7,817 Total Cases
December,27 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_61345" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] People in Personal Protection Equipment take a COVID-19 victim for burial.[/caption] Seven is the most common number that dominated new statistics released by the Ministry of Health on Boxing Day as the country registered 74 new cases and 3 new deaths, taking the total number of deaths since March to 72…
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COVID-19 Claims 3 More on Christmas Eve, in Week of Highest Number of Deaths
December,25 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_61345" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] People in Personal Protection Equipment take a COVID-19 victim for burial.[/caption] Three more people were claimed by the New Coronavirus on Christmas Eve in a week which has so far registered 10 deaths since Monday, December 21 -the highest number of deaths in one week since the COVID1-9 in March. The…
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President Kagame on Rusesabagina: Those Who Defend Him Know Nothing About His Past
December,22 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_61289" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] President Kagame during the virtual press conference. Photo/Village Urugwiro.[/caption] President Paul Kagame says those who defend Hotel Rwanda ‘Hero’ Paul Rusesabagina or are calling for his release know nothing about his past, emphasising that Rwanda will focus on ensuring that victims of his actions get Justice. President Kagame made the reaction…
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President Kagame Speaks Out on Central African Republic Deployment
December,21 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_61277" align="aligncenter" width="2560"] President Kagame said the deployment of troops in CAR is a result of bilateral cooperation between the two countries. Photos/Village Urugwiro.[/caption] President Paul Kagame has spoken out on the decision by the Government of Rwanda to deploy more troops in the Central African Republic (CAR), following recent attacks that targeted Rwandan…
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State of The Nation Address: We Are Making Progress Despite the Pandemic- President Kagame
December,21 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_61256" align="aligncenter" width="847"] President Kagame said the country has made some good progress regardless of the impact of the New Coronavirus pandemic.[/caption] President Paul Kagame says though the year 2020 was a difficult one due to the New Coronavirus outbreak, the country was able to register many milestones in different spheres of the economy,…
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Rwanda Deploys Force Protection Troops to Central African Republic to Fend Off Attacks
December,20 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_56260" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Earlier this year in July, President Faustin-Archange Touadéra, of the Central African Republic, accompanied by senior officials of MINUSCA, pay homage to the deceased RDF Blue Helmet killed in an attack.[/caption] The Government of Rwanda has deployed force protection troops to the Central African Republic, under an existing bilateral agreement on…
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COVID-19: Rwanda Registers Highest Number of Deaths in One Day
December,20 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_57467" align="aligncenter" width="702"] A COVID-19 victim being laid to rest.[/caption] Rwanda on Sunday registered the highest number of deaths resulting from New Coronavirus in one day, with four new deaths reported and 61 new cases. It is the first time more than 2 deaths have been reported in one day. According to the Ministry…
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COVID-19: 127 New Cases, 2 Deaths as RDB Issues Tighter Restrictions
December,20 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_60152" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] A healthcare worker tests a person.[/caption] Rwanda on Saturday registered the second highest number of New Coronavirus cases in a week with 127 new cases and two new deaths, as the number of daily cases continue to remain high. According to the Ministry of Health daily update, 76  of the new…
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“Lockdown Still Possible”, Health Minister Warns as Government Moves to Enforce Stricter Measures
December,17 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_61100" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Cabinet Ministers briefing the press earlier.[/caption] In the wake of the Government decision to intensify measures against the New Coronavirus, the Minister of Health, Dr Daniel Ngamije says a lockdown is still an option if cases of COVID-19 continue to increase, going by the current trend. The Minister of Health made…
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COVID-19: Karasira, Chorale de Kigali Postpone Concerts
December,16 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_61044" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Choral de Kigali at a past event. The Christmas Carols concert has been called off.[/caption] The much-anticipated concerts of Chorale de Kigali and singer Clarisse Karasira have been called off following decisions by the cabinet to suspend events and other activities bringing people together as the country tightens measures against COVID-19.…
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Postponed: 18th Umushyikirano, Big Meetings Called off due to COVID-19 Fears
December,15 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

  [caption id="attachment_60943" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] 18th Umushyikirano Council meeting has been called off.[/caption] The year 2020 will end with all big events and meetings suspended as the country enters a crucial phase to curb the spread of the New Coronavirus. A cabinet meeting chaired by President Paul Kagame on Monday resolved that all national events…
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KFH Gets State-of-the-Art MRI Machine
December,14 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_60950" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] The new MRI machine being offloaded at KFH[/caption] Kigali Faisal Hospital, Kigali, the country's biggest referral hospital has acquired a state-of-the-art Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner which the health facility says will improve service provision especially in the area of imaging. "Our newest MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) machine has just arrived…
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COVID-19: Rwanda Readies for Vaccine Rollout
December,13 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_60915" align="alignnone" width="680"] Minister of Health Dr Ngamije during the talk show. Photo/ RBA[/caption] Rwanda could be among the first African countries to receive New Coronavirus vaccines when they officially begin to roll out. This was revealed by the Minister of Health Dr. Daniel Ngamije, during a talk show to issue updates on the…
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President Kagame Calls for Equitable Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccine
November,21 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_60273" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] President Kagame speaks during the session on pandemic preparedness at the G20 Summit. Photos/Village Urugwiro.[/caption] President Paul Kagame has called for the international funding of the development of the COVID-19 vaccine to ensure that there is equitable distribution of the vaccine in developed and developing countries.  The Head of State made…
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Kabuga’s Initial Appearance in UN Court Elicits Debate on His ‘Frail’ Health
November,12 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59975" align="aligncenter" width="1053"] Kabuga in the dock[/caption] Genocide fugitive Félicien Kabuga appeared before the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT) on Wednesday, for the first time, following his arrest in May this year, in Northern Paris, France. His appearance in The Hague-based international court is also the first time he was seen in…
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COVID-19: Cases Continue to Spike, Nyarugenge Prison Latest Hotspot
November,12 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_38957" align="aligncenter" width="680"] Senators found that some Rwanda Correctional Service (RCS) are overly congested.[/caption] New cases of the New Coronavirus infections in Rwanda are continuing to rise steadily, with prison facilities now proving to be the latest hotspots, while the number of deaths also continue to be registered nearly on a daily basis, sending…
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COVID-19: 20 New Cases, 2 Deaths. Is the Second Wave Around the Corner?
November,10 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

With news of the first successful vaccine by Pfizer, said to be at least 90 percent effective, making headlines, new cases of the New Coronavirus have continued to rise across the globe, as the second wave of the virus seems to take a toll on countries. Rwanda on Monday registered 20 new cases and two…
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President Kagame Joins Global Leaders to Congratulate Biden, Harris
November,08 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59831" align="aligncenter" width="770"] Rwanda has congratulated U.S President-elect Joe Biden and VP-elect Kamala Harris upon their election. File Photo.[/caption] President Paul Kagame on Sunday joined global leaders to congratulate the U.S President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on their historical victory. Biden, 78, pipped incumbent Donald Trump in one of the U.S…
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Rwanda, DRC Work to Deepen Ties Further
November,08 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59806" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] President Kagame on Saturday met with a delegation from his DRC counterpart Tshisekedi. Photos/Village Urugwiro[/caption] Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are closely working together to strengthen bilateral ties between the two countries following the visit of a delegation of a Congolese delegation to Kigali, dispatched by the President…
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Put Rwandans, Country First -First Lady to Unity Club Members
November,06 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

The First Lady Mrs Jeannette Kagame has called on members of the Unity Club to put the interests of Rwandans first and strive to be the difference the society needs by being the torchbearers of unity and the development of the country. The First Lady, who is also the Chairperson of the club which brings…
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COVID-19: Another Fatality as Numbers Slightly Spike
November,06 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_57467" align="aligncenter" width="702"] A COVID-19 victim being laid to rest.[/caption] The Ministry of Health on Thursday confirmed another New Coronavirus fatality in Rwanda, following more than a week without one, and a slight spike in new infections, as countries across the world grapple with a second wave of COVID-19 infections. The deceased is a…
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Girinka: How Gicumbi Farmers Turned Their Lives Around, from Poverty to a Multibillion Dairy Cooperative
November,06 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59739" align="aligncenter" width="875"] Through Girinka, Cooperative IAKIB in Gicumbi has been able to turn around the fortunes of previously poor households, through value addition.[/caption] It is difficult to believe that households that previously lived below one dollar a day could turn around their fortunes and several years later be able to establish a cooperative…
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No Bail for Businessman Nkubili as Trial Date is Set
November,04 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59646" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Embattled businessman Nkubili will remain in custody pending trial.[/caption] Embattled businessman Alfred Nkubili will remain in custody, pending trial which has been set for November 27 after Gasabo Intermediate Court ruled in favour of the tycoon remaining in jail.  Nkubili, through his lawyers, was appealing an earlier decision by the same…
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Imihigo: How Districts Performed, Nyaruguru Emerges Top, Rusizi Last
October,30 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59547" align="alignnone" width="799"] President Paul Kagame and the best performing district mayors[/caption]  President Paul Kagame on Friday was among those who were wondering what befell districts that previously performed well but emerged among the last ones in the Imihigo Performance Report for 2019/20 which was announced on Friday.  The Prime Minister Dr. Edouard Ngirente…
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The Training is to Toughen You for Life, President Kagame to Young RDF Cadets
October,30 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59509" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] President Kagame told young RDF cadets that the training will prepare them for life ahead.[/caption] President Paul Kagame told youthful Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) on Thursday that the rigorous training they receive is to toughen them for life ahead and remind them that they should not take things for granted. The…
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PHOTOS: President Kagame Meets RDF Cadet Officers
October,29 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59500" align="aligncenter" width="694"] President Kagame addressed the cadet officers undergoing training at Rwanda Military Academy -Gako this Thursday. Photos/Village Urugwiro.[/caption] President Paul Kagame and Commander-in-Chief of the Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) on Thursday met with Cadet Officers at the Rwanda Military Academy - Gako. The Head of State, clad in military fatigues as C-i-C,…
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Things Fall Apart: Luck Runs Out for The Mugenzis  
October,28 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59442" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Joseph Mugenzi (left) and his son Rene Claudel Mugenzi.[/caption] They say when troubles come, they come in battalions and such is the case for one Rwandan family abroad which for so long had eluded justice and hoodwinked the world into believing that they were ‘political activists’ -the tale of Joseph Mugenzi…
National
Tags: Genocide Denial
NCDs Increasingly Killing More People in Rwanda -Dr Ngamije
October,27 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59397" align="aligncenter" width="1800"] Dr Ngamije addressing the virtual World Health Summit on Monday.[/caption] The Minister of Health Dr Daniel Ngamije says Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) have become a huge burden for the country, killing more people than any other cause of death, calling for more funding and strategies to combat them.  Dr Ngamije made the…
National
Tags: Health
Genocide Fugitive Félicien Kabuga Transferred to The Hague
October,26 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59386" align="aligncenter" width="679"] Kabuga has been transferred to The Hague.[/caption] Genocide fugitive Félicien Kabuga has been transferred today from France to the custody of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (Mechanism) in The Hague, following a decision by the UN court Judge last week to transfer him to the European city instead of…
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“I Was Surprised by Pope Francis” – Archbishop Kambanda
October,26 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59342" align="alignnone" width="2048"] Archbishop Kambanda becomes the first clergyman to attain the rank of Cardinal in Rwanda.[/caption] Fresh from being named among the 13 new Cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church and the first Rwanda prelate in history to attain the rank, Archbishop Antoine Kambanda says that he was caught off-guard by the October…
National
Tags: The Pope
Archbishop Antoine Kambanda Elevated to ‘Cardinal’ by Pope Francis
October,25 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59339" align="alignnone" width="2048"] Archbishop Kambanda with President Paul Kagame at his consecration in January 2019[/caption] Archbishop Antoine Kambanda of Kigali Archdiocese has become the first Rwandan archbishop to attain the rank of Cardinal, after he emerged among 13 new cardinals named by Pope Francis this Sunday.  In a surprise announcement, Pope Francis elevated the…
National
Tags: The Pope
A Fraudster and Imposter: The Downfall of Rene Claudel Mugenzi
October,24 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59330" align="aligncenter" width="634"] Despite making his location known in personal posts, Mugenzi wanted to dupe courts into blocking publication of his name or location in his fraud case.[/caption] The sentencing of genocide denier and ‘political’ activist Rene Claudel Mugenzi by a UK court on Friday, on charges of fraud, has shed a light into…
National
Tags: Genocide Denial
Court Extends Rusesabagina Pre-trial Detention by Another 30 days
October,23 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58893" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Paul Rusesabagina in the dock in a previous hearing.[/caption]  Kicukiro Primary Court on Friday ruled in favour of keeping terror suspect Paul Rusesabagina in detention for another 30 days pending trial, to allow Prosecution to put together more evidence in the case against the ‘Hotel Rwanda’ protagonist.  Rusesabagina, 66, earlier this…
National
Tags: Rusesabagina
PHOTOS: President Kagame Spends Birthday Watching Basketball
October,23 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59304" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] President Kagame and the Minister of Sports Aurore Mimosa Munyaganju at Kigali Arena on Friday.[/caption] President Paul Kagame took time off his busy schedule to attend the Bank of Kigali National Basketball League (BKNBL) games at Kigali Arena on Friday, which also happened to be his 63rd birthday. President Kagame was…
National
Tags: Sports
COVID-19: Kagame Roots for Increased Education Funding, Safe Reopening of Schools
October,22 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59291" align="aligncenter" width="1116"] President Kagame during the UNESCO Global Education Meeting said that countries are in the midst of determining how to safely re-launch learning in the context of the #COVID19 pandemic. He said that there is a need to ensure that the health and safety of learners is paramount. Photo/Urugwiro Village.[/caption] In the…
National
Tags: Education, President Paul Kagame
President Kagame backs Ngozi-Iweala for WTO, AUC’s Moussa Faki for 2nd Term
October,22 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59283" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] President Kagame during the 2nd AU Mid-Year Coordination Meeting. Photo/Urugwiro Village.[/caption] President Paul Kagame has expressed his backing for a second term for the incumbent African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat and his support for Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for the World Trade Organisation (WTO) top job. President Kagame expressed…
National
Tags: AU Reforms
The Task Ahead is Two-Fold – President Kagame to New Senators
October,22 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has urged newly sworn-in Senators to work hard, bearing in mind that the country has many challenges to address, which requires them to sacrifice more and put the interests of the country at heart.  The Head of State made the remarks on Thursday while officiating the swearing-in ceremony of six new Senators…
National
Tags: Parliament
RURA Suspends Public Transport Fare Hike Following PM’s Intervention
October,21 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_57567" align="aligncenter" width="800"] RURA has suspended recently announced rates following the intervention of the Prime Minister.[/caption] Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) has suspended a recent decision to hike public transport fares on different routes in the City of Kigali and on upcountry routes following the intervention of the Prime Minister. The regulatory body issued…
National
Tags: Transport
Technology Will Help Us Navigate COVID-19 Recovery & Beyond -President Kagame
October,21 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59252" align="aligncenter" width="1137"] President Kagame participating in the WEF Great Reset Dialogue under the theme "Harnessing the Fourth Industrial Revolution" October 21, 2020. Photo/Village Urugwiro.[/caption] President Paul Kagame has emphasised Rwanda’s ambition to put technology at the centre of its development plans, pointing out that it will even be more vital in helping the…
National
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BREAKING: Kabuga to be Transferred to The Hague
October,21 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

The United Nations Residual Court on Wednesday ruled in favour of transferring Genocide suspect Félicien Kabuga to The Hague, pending trial, instead of Arusha, Tanzania. The ruling by a single follows an application by Kabuga’s French Lawyer Emmanuel Altit on October 5 requesting the UN court to transfer Kabuga to The Hague instead of Arusha…
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Tags: Kabuga, KabugaF
Prime Minister To Intervene in Public Transport Fare Hike Concerns
October,20 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_57567" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Over the weekend, RURA said it would look for a reasonable solution to public concerns over increased transport fares.[/caption] The Prime Minister's Office has promised to intervene and act on public concerns over a recent decision by the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) to increase public transport fares on some routes…
National
Tags: Transport
Rwanda, Burundi Agree to Work Towards Restoring Ties
October,20 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59214" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Dr. Biruta and Amb. Albert Shingiro after signing the joint communique.[/caption] Rwanda and Burundi have embarked on a journey that will see the two countries fully restore bilateral ties, following the meeting of Foreign Affairs Ministers from both countries on Tuesday, October 2020. Following closed door talks between Rwanda’s Foreign Affairs…
National
Tags: Rwanda-Burundi Relations
BREAKING: Rwanda, Burundi Hold Talks to Restore Ties
October,20 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59198" align="aligncenter" width="777"] Dr Biruta and Amb. Shingiro discuss as they head to the meeting venue.[/caption] The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Rwanda and Burundi are meeting at Nemba One Stop Border Post in Bugesera District to discuss ways of restoring bilateral ties between the two countries. Rwanda's Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation…
National
Tags: Rwanda-Burundi Relations
Transport Fares Were Well Thought -RURA Director General
October,19 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_36705" align="aligncenter" width="710"] Col Patrick Nyirishema, the RURA boss[/caption] The Director General of Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA), Col. Patrick Nyirishema says the recently announced new transport fares which have been widely talked about had been in the pipeline but were delayed by the New Coronavirus outbreak.  Col. Nyirishema, while appearing on Rwanda Television…
National
Tags: Transport
RURA Promises to Look into Public Transport Concerns
October,18 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_57567" align="aligncenter" width="800"] RURA says it will look for a reasonable solution to public concerns over increased transport fares.[/caption] Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) says it is going to talk to stakeholders in the public transport sector to find a ‘reasonable solution’, following a public outcry over recently announced revised transport fares, which saw…
National
Tags: Transport
New Transport Fares: What You Need To Know   
October,15 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59112" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Dr Rutimirwa (left) and Kulamba from RURA explaining the new transport fares on KT Radio[/caption] Following a decision by a cabinet meeting chaired by President Paul Kagame on Monday, Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) has issued new transport fares which have drawn mixed reactions. The new rates follow a decision by the…
National
Tags: Transport
COVID-19: Numbers Spike Again as One More Death is Registered
October,14 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_55748" align="aligncenter" width="797"] Cases spiked on Wednesday.[/caption] After several days of registering less than 10 new cases of the New Coronavirus, the number of new infections went up again on Wednesday, with 32 new cases emerging out of 1,753 tests, taking the total number of cases to 4,940. The new numbers also came with…
National, News
Tags: Coronavirus
RDB Sheds More Light on Production of Medical Cannabis for Export
October,13 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_49872" align="aligncenter" width="680"] Clare Akamanzi. the CEO of RDB believes the regulated production of medical Cannabis will spur investment and export growth. File Photo[/caption] Following the passing of the National Pharmaceutical Product Pricing and Containment policy, which will pave way for the commercial production of Cannabis in Rwanda, Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has shed…
National
Tags: RDB
Rwanda on Course to Regularise Commercial Production of Cannabis for Medical Purposes
October,13 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58851" align="aligncenter" width="2047"] The Minister of Health, Dr. Daniel Ngamije confirmed Rwanda's plans to enter commercial production of Cannabis for pharmaceutical purposes.[/caption] Rwanda is on course to join several African countries that are cashing in on the commercial production of Cannabis following the passing of the National Pharmaceutical Product Pricing and Containment policy. The…
National
Tags: Health
Cabinet Meeting: Curfew Time Extended by 1 Hour, Guidelines Unchanged
October,13 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59043" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] A cabinet meeting chaired by President Kagame on Monday made slight changes in the COVID-19 guidelines.[/caption] A Cabinet meeting chaired by President Paul Kagame on Monday maintained in place majority of the guidelines against the New Coronavirus, with a few adjustments made despite high expectations that more sections of the economy…
National
Tags: Cabinet
Let China-Africa Cooperation Shine as Example of Multilateralism -Chinese, Senegalese Presidents
October,12 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59033" align="aligncenter" width="500"] President Xi Jinping and Senegalese President Macky Sall and the First Ladies Peng Liyuan and Marieme Faye Sall pose for a photo. File Photo[/caption] BEIJING, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- China and Africa are ready to uphold the spirit of solidarity and cooperation, jointly cope with various risks and challenges, and let…
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Tags: China-Africa
COVID-19:  Kigali Chosen to Host FIBA Afro-Games on Safety Grounds
October,12 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59014" align="alignnone" width="873"] Kigali Arena will host the games minus fans.[/caption] Rwanda has been selected to host three of the November qualifying tournaments of the Federation of International Basketball (FIBA) AfroBasket 2021 games as result the country’s measures to contain coronavirus. The confirmation was published by the Federation of International Basketball- Africa Board which…
Sports
Tags: Sports
COVID-19 Update: Another 41-year Old Kigali Resident Succumbs to Virus
October,11 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_57466" align="aligncenter" width="702"] Burial of a COVID-19 victim. File Photo[/caption] Another 41-year old man in Kigali has become the latest victim to succumb to the New Coronavirus in Rwanda, taking the number of COVID-19 related deaths to 31. The new death recorded comes days following another death of a 41-year old woman in Kigali…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
The Week In Parliament: PAC Winds Up Public Hearings, Environment Minister Answers Questions
October,11 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

The past week was a busy one for the Rwandan Parliament as the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) rounded up its public hearings by hosting district leaders and heads of government entities to explain how they implemented the 2018/19 budget as audited by the Office of the Auditor General (OAG). Bring back our Stolen money While…
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Tags: Accountability
COVID-19: RBC Gets More Intervention equipment
October,11 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59000" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] On Behalf of RBC Director General, Dr. Innocent Turate (L) receives the donation from Regis Rugemanshuro, the Director General of RSSB and TDB Board Representative in Kigali[/caption] The Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB) has donated portable patient monitors to Rwanda Biometric Centre (RBC) as part of its…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
30- Number of COVID-19 Deaths Registered in Rwanda Since Outbreak
October,09 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_57467" align="aligncenter" width="702"] A COVID-19 victim being laid to rest.[/caption] The number of New Coronavirus related deaths in Rwanda has reached 30 following the death of a 41-year old woman in Kigali. The new death comes days after the number of new infections was declining, creating a glimmer of hope that the pandemic could…
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TradeMark East Africa, WFP Partner in COVID-19 Safe Border Trade in Rwanda
October,09 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58989" align="aligncenter" width="1171"] Officials at the handover of the PPEs[/caption] TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) has donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) that will be used by frontline workers to improve safety against the New Coronavirus for border staff and persons crossing through Rwandan borders. The donation worth over $200,000 was handed over by Patience Mutesi…
National
Tags: EAC
Kigali Arena Gets New Management
October,09 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_42886" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Kigali Arena will be under new management[/caption] QA Venue Solutions Rwanda has signed a seven-year agreement with the Government of Rwanda to manage the 10,000-seater multipurpose Kigali Arena, located in the heart of the Rwandan capital Kigali. The company said that the award-winning Kigali Arena is one of the world class…
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Tags: Kigali Arena
Nabbed: Police Arrests 8 over Petrol Station Robberies
October,09 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58981" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] The suspects are said to be behind a racket that robbed gas stations across the country.[/caption] Rwanda National Police (RNP) has arrested eight people said to be behind series of robberies that targeted mainly petrol stations in different parts of the country. At least eleven petrol stations were robbed of over…
National
Tags: Police
Business Development Fund Warned on Failure to Fund local SMEs
October,08 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58961" align="aligncenter" width="800"] BDF CEO Innocent Bulindi in a virtual appearance.[/caption] The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has warned top officials of Rwanda’s Business Development Fund (BDF) to stop abusing its authority to an extent that the institution has failed to meet its core mission of funding local business enterprises. Yesterday, BDF officials reappeared before a PAC…
National
Tags: Accountability
Rwanda, African Parks Sign New Conservation Agreement
October,07 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

  Rwanda has signed a new environmental conservatio [caption id="attachment_49060" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] African Parks will be taking care of Nyungwe Forest National Park under the new agreement.[/caption] n contract with African Parks to ensure the sustainable management of Nyungwe National Park, the country's largest national park expanse of forest. The 20- year management deal signed Wednesday…
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President Kagame Calls for Regional Cooperation to Fight Insecurity, Boost Trade, Investment
October,07 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame on Wednesday joined Presidents João Lourenço of Angola and Yoweri Museveni of Uganda for the Regional Leaders Summit of Heads of State held via video-conference which was hosted by President Félix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The Head of State called for increased cooperation between countries to ensure peace…
News, Regional
Tags: Rwanda-DRC Relations
Rwanda Selected as New Entrepreneurship Home for Allan & Gill Gray Philanthropy
October,07 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58946" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Rwanda Selected as new Entrepreneurship Home for Allan & Gill Gray. In the photo, Minister Biruta and AGGP CEO Farr after the signing. Photo/Courtesy.[/caption] Rwanda has signed a Host Country Agreement with Allan & Gill Gray Philanthropy (AGGP) to promote entrepreneurship skills development and employment for young persons after the country…
National
Tags: RDB
CONFIRMED: Regional Leaders Summit on Peace and Security to Go Virtual
October,06 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

  [caption id="attachment_58940" align="aligncenter" width="873"] Heads of State at a previous Quadripartite Summit.[/caption] A lot is expected from a meeting of regional leaders to be convened virtually tomorrow, bringing together the leaders of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi and Angola to discuss peace in the Great Lakes Region. The meeting which will…
National
Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
PAC Orders Kamonyi district To Pay Rwf6.9million
October,06 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

  [caption id="attachment_58932" align="aligncenter" width="2560"] MP Izabiliza during the hearing.[/caption] Parliament has ordered Kamonyi district administration and its council to refund money that was embezzled by one of their former district pharmacy accountants five year ago. The order comes after the Parliament Accounts Committee (PAC) discovered that Rwf17million meant for payment of medicine supplied was…
News
Tags: Accountability
Kabuga’s Attorney battles Transfer, As UN court publishes official criminal counts
October,06 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

The defense attorney in the international criminal case of genocide suspect Félicien Kabuga has filed an appeal to the United Nations Residual Court to reverse its decision to transfer the suspect. In his filed request this October 5, 2020 Kabuga’s lawyer- Emmanuel Altit presented an argument to this effect on grounds of his client facing…
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Public Accounts Committee Gets Tough With Ill Prepared Witnesses
October,06 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

A Parliament Accounts Committee (PAC) hearing this morning resolved to cut short the hearing when the Nyamagabe District Executive Secretary was apparently unable to explain the district’s procurement tenders budget for the fiscal year 2018/19. This is the second time the PAC hearing that started two weeks ago has dismissed officials and organisations which come…
Economy
Tags: Accountability
Rwanda Launches Capital Market Investment Clinic
October,06 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE) has launched a platform to support Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in attracting investment to grow their businesses. The platform to be known as Capital Market Investment Clinic was launched in Kigali today and will focus on SMEs which can demonstrate a commitment to sustainable growth, meet the selection criteria at each…
Markets
Tags: Markets
Fake News: Rwanda Has Not Appointed a 19-year Old as ICT Minister
October,05 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58904" align="aligncenter" width="750"] A collage of President Kagame and 'Patrick Nkuriza', the 19-year old Minister of New Technologies and Development which is being used on the fake story. The photo belongs to Ramarni Wilfred, a genius British teenager.[/caption] While it would be newsworthy for any country to appoint a 19-years as an ICT Minister,…
Technology
Prosecution to Bid for Merger of Rusesabagina, FLN Fighters Trials
October,05 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58896" align="aligncenter" width="2560"] The Prosecutor General Aimable Havugiyaremye addressing the the press on Monday October 5, 2020[/caption] The National Public Prosecution Authority is set to apply for the merger of the trial of terror suspect Paul Rusesabagina with those of former commanders and fighters of the National Liberation Front (FLN), including the armed group…
National
Tags: Rusesabagina
Free & Fair Trial in Rwanda? Yes. Experts Weigh In
October,05 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Over the last decade, Rwanda has received at least 17 high profile suspects who were extradited to Rwanda to face the law, majority of which are genocide suspects. From Léon Mugesera to Jean Uwikindi to Munyakazi Leopold, beginning 2010, countries and institutions made various decisions to transfer suspects to Rwanda, dismissing fears that wanted fugitives…
International
Tags: Genocide Perpetrators
Top 15 Fugitives That Were Sent to Rwanda to Face the Law
October,05 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(3)

[caption id="attachment_58890" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Leon Mugesera leaving court[/caption] The impending trial of terror suspect Paul Rusesabagina, who is facing 13 terrorism-related charges has elicited a lot of debate, with sections of western media and rights groups claiming that the 66-year old will not get a fair hearing. Records however show that Rusesabagina is not the…
Special Reports
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Rwanda Holding Burundian Combatants  
October,03 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Rwanda says it is holding a group of Burundian combatants who crossed over to its territory before they were arrested in the south western part of the country, bordering its neighbour to the south.  Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) on Saturday evening confirmed the development, pointing out that Rwanda has approached regional bodies for further management…
News
Tags: Burundi
Rusesabagina Loses Bail Appeal
October,02 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58614" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Rusesabagina and his laywers David Rugaza and Emeline Nyembo.[/caption] Hotel Rwanda protagonist and 'hero' Paul Rusesabagina this Thursday lost his bail appeal, with the Nyarugenge Intermediate Court upholding the earlier decision of the Kicukiro Primary Court to keep the 66-year old in detention, confirming that there are strong reasons to suspect…
News
Tags: Rusesabagina
Musanze District Wants National Broadcaster RBA To Pay Rent or Leave
October,02 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Officials of Musanze district have threatened to throw out the national broadcaster, Rwanda Broadcast Agency (RBA) from their structures over unpaid rent worth Rwf15million. This comes after a Public Accounts Committee (PAC) yesterday inquired into reasons why the district has failed to maintain its assets and some of them including of RBA offices in Musanze…
National
Tags: Accountability
“Happy Patriotism Day”- President Kagame to Rwandans
October,01 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58798" align="alignnone" width="2048"] President Kagame wished Rwandans a happy Patriotism Day. File Photo/Village Urugwiro[/caption] In his special message October 1, President Paul Kagame expressed his appreciation for Rwandan men and women who played a big role in the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF-Inkotanyi) liberation struggle, which was launched on the same day 30 years ago..…
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Court Merges FLN’s Nsabimana, Nsengimana Trials
October,01 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58791" align="alignnone" width="704"] L-R: Callixte Nsabimana and Herman Nsengimana[/caption] A High Court Chamber for International and Cross-Border Crimes in Nyanza district has upheld a prosecution request to combine the trial of two former National Liberation Front (FLN) spokesmen Callixte Nsabimana and Herman Nsengimana. The court decision was taken this Thursday after the presiding judge…
International
Tags: Rusesabagina
PAC 2020: Hospital Directors Raise Concerns Over Back Dated OAG Audits
September,30 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58756" align="aligncenter" width="680"] PAC-members-hearing-District-hospital-concerns-over-Audit-timelines[/caption] District and Directors of hospitals have confessed to failure in implementing compliance recommendations made by the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) reports but queried concerns over their audits which are not done at the same time as other entities. The confession and argument comes after several district hospitals which…
National
Tags: Accountability
“Leave No One Behind” -President Kagame on SDG Financing
September,30 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58753" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] President Kagame with SDG Board Members in a group photo taken on September 25, 2019, in New York. President Kagame participated in a global virtual meeting on September 29, 2020, to discuss SDG financing in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.[/caption] President Paul Kagame says as the world repositions itself in…
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Tags: SDGs
Rwanda: Infrastructure Official Sentenced to 6 Years in Jail, fined Rwf21.6bn for Corruption
September,29 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58747" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Robert Nyamvumba speaking at a past event[/caption] Nyarugenge Intermediate Court on Tuesday, September 29, sentenced Robert Nyamvumba to six years in jail on charges of soliciting a bribe over an infrastructure tender deal involving a Spanish contractor. Nyamvumba is the former Division Manager in charge of energy in the Ministry of…
News
Tags: Accountability
We Are Doing Just Fine -President Kagame
September,29 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58720" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] President Kagame & the RPF Inkotanyi Secretary General Francois Ngarambe. All Photos/Village Urugwiro[/caption] President Paul Kagame says Rwanda is doing just fine and will not be distracted by those levelling unwarranted accusations against the government, pointing out that despite several challenges brought about by the New Coronavirus pandemic, the country will…
National
Tags: RPF
PAC IN REVIEW: RBC in The Spotlight Again as Inquiry into Gov’t Expenditure Continues
September,28 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Last week saw a number of Government institutions and parastatals continue to appear before the Parliament Public Accounts Committee (PAC) to answer questions on the Auditor General’s report. On Friday, September 25, it was Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC), the country’s leading health agency’s turn to take the hotseat in PAC to respond to some of…
News
Tags: Accountability
Rusesabagina Pinned on FLN Attacks, Links to Armed Groups
September,25 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58608" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Rusesabagina in court earlier today.[/caption] Hotel Rwanda ‘hero’ Paul Rusesabagina on Friday appeared in Nyarugenge Intermediate Court where he was challenging a decision by Kicukiro Primary Court, last week, to put him on remand for 30 days, pending trial.  The 66-year old arrived at the court at 8:40am clad in the…
National
Tags: Rusesabagina
Rwanda Holds Gorilla Naming Ceremony As the World Celebrates Gorillas
September,24 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_40605" align="aligncenter" width="640"] President Kagame with the 2019 Kwita Izina namers. This year the event will be virtual. Follow RBA and Visit Rwanda website from 3pm.[/caption] Rwanda is today Thursday September 24, set to hold the first virtual annual Kwita Izina -the annual ceremony to name newly born baby gorillas, an event that has…
National
Tags: Tourism
More Burundian Refugees to Return Home, 8,000 to be repatriated by End of Year
September,24 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Another batch of over 500 Burundian refugees in Rwanda is expected to head home this Thursday in the third round of repatriation, following the first two groups which left Mahama Refugee Camp for Burundi beginning in August.  The new group of more than 500 will bring the total to over 1,500 of since the repatriation…
National
Tags: Burundi
CHOGM 2021: New Dates for Heads of Government Meeting Confirmed
September,23 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_49706" align="aligncenter" width="1300"] Commonwealth Flag being raised in Kigali in March 2020. File Photo[/caption] The Commonwealth and the Government of Rwanda have announced the week beginning June 21, 2020 as the new date when the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM 2021) will be hosted in Kigali, Rwanda. The meeting which was supposed to…
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Shimon Peres was a Friend of Rwanda -President Kagame
September,23 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58530" align="aligncenter" width="1222"] President Kagame participated in the Virtual Memorial Ceremony for the Late President Shimon Peres. Photo/Village Urugwiro.[/caption] President Paul Kagame on Tuesday, September 22, paid tribute to former Israeli President, Shimon Peres, who passed on four years ago, describing him as an extraordinary man who was committed to global peace and was…
National
Tags: President Paul Kagame, Rwanda-Israel Relations
What Next for Embattled Rayon Sports as Executive Committee is Disbanded?
September,22 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58500" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] President Paul Kagame on September 6 during an interview said that he had instructed the Minister of Sports to look into Rayon Sports issues and find a solution as soon as possible. Minister Munyangaju and the RGB CEO announced resolutions on Tuesday.[/caption] Rwanda Governance Board (RGB), under instruction of the Ministry…
National
Tags: Rayon Sports
We must become better prepared for future global health crises- President Kagame
September,19 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58392" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] President Kagame speaks during Broadband Commission meeting for Sustainable Development on Friday, September 18. Photos: Village Urugwiro[/caption] President Paul Kagame says the world needs to take advantage of digital tools in readiness to avert future health crises in the wake of the New Coronavirus outbreak which continues to claim lives globally. …
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COVID-19: Two Dead as Number of Deaths Reaches 25
September,19 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

  Two more people have been killed by the New Coronavirus in Rwanda, taking the number of deaths in the country to 25 since the virus was first detected in Rwanda in March this year.  A daily update by the Ministry of Health on Friday reported two more deaths, a 29-year old and an 80-year…
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Tags: Coronavirus
No Bail for Rusesabagina
September,17 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

      Hotel Rwanda ‘hero’ Paul Rusesabagina will be put on remand for 30 days pending trial after the Kicukiro Primary Court ruled on Thursday that there are strong reasons to believe that he committed the alleged crimes and releasing him would jeopardise investigations.  Judges said that given the nature of charges Rusesabagina faces,…
International
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A Happy Grandpa: President Kagame shares First Photos of Granddaughter
September,16 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58300" align="aligncenter" width="737"] President Kagame shared the first photos of the granddaughter via Twitter.[/caption] President Paul Kagame on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, broke the Internet, sharing the first photos of his granddaughter, after spending a memorable weekend with her, in a tweet posted late in the evening.  In the first photo, a smiling President…
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First Group of Ugandans Stranded in Rwanda Due To COVID-19 Repatriated
September,15 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58267" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Anne Katusiime, the Charge d'Affairs at the Uganda High Commission in Kigali addressing the first group before departure.[/caption] The first group of 100 Ugandans who were stranded in Rwanda since March due to the New Coronavirus measures which led to the closure of borders was repatriated on Tuesday via the Gatuna/Katuna…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
Rwanda: Remains of More Than 600 Genocide Victims Discovered in Ngoma
September,15 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58263" align="aligncenter" width="749"] Remains of 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi continue to be discovered 26 years on.[/caption]   More than 600 remains of victims of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi have so far been recovered along Lake Mugesera since July when the first remains were unearthed in the area. In a series of community…
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Rusesabagina Regrets Terror Attacks, Seeks Forgiveness from the Victims  
September,14 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Hotel Rwanda ‘hero’ Paul Rusesabagina on Monday said that he regrets the attacks that claimed lives of innocent Rwandans in the south western part of the country, pointing out that he seeks forgiveness from those affected.   The 66-year old, who faces 13 charges including terrorism, conspiracy to create an illegal armed group and murder, among…
International
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Rusesabagina Pre-trial Kicks Off, Prosecutors Line Up 13 Charges
September,14 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

The pre-trial hearing of Hotel Rwanda ‘hero’ Paul Rusesabagina kicked off on Monday at Kicukiro Primary Court, with his lawyers arguing that the court had no jurisdiction to try the 66-year old who they said is a Belgian citizen with permanent residence in the United States. Rusesabagina arrived at the Kicukiro court aboard a Rwanda…
National
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In Review: Kagame, African Leaders, Challenge Youth to Lead African Agriculture Transformation
September,12 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58143" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] President Kagame addressed the youth on their role in transforming Agriculture on the continent. All Photos/Village Urugwiro.[/caption] Sustainable Agricultural transformation for the African continent cannot be achieved without the involvement of the youth who must be put at the centre of efforts to modernize the sector to expand Africa’s food basket.…
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Tags: Agribusiness
Rusesabagina’s File Handed Over to Prosecution
September,09 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

The file of Paul Rusesabagina has been submitted by investigators to the National Public Prosecution Authority (NPPA), which is expected to prefer charges against the ‘Hotel Rwanda’ protagonist. Rusesabagina is likely to face charges of terrorism, forming an illegal armed group and murder among other charges. Rwanda Investigations Bureau (RIB) on Wednesday handed over the file…
International
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More Burundian Refugees to Return Home
September,09 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Another batch of over 500 Burundian refugees in Rwanda is expected to head home this Thursday in the second round of repatriation, following the first group which left Mahama Refugee Camp for Burundi on August 27. According to Elise Villechalane, the Spokesperson of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in Rwanda, the second…
Regional
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President Kagame Hails Courts for Delivering Amid COVID-19
September,08 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_57993" align="aligncenter" width="1046"] President Kagame addressed the commencement of the Judicial Year virtually due to the COVID-19 outbreak.[/caption] President Paul Kagame on Monday commended the country’s Judiciary for continuing to deliver justice during the New Coronavirus pandemic, pointing out that courts should continue doing even more using the existing means of technology to meet…
News
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“We will Rein It In” -President Kagame Weighs in on Police Brutality Debate
September,07 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_57954" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] President Kagame speaks during the interview on Sunday, September 6, 2020. Photos: Village Urugwiro[/caption]   President Paul Kagame has spoken out on an ongoing debate on police brutality following recent incidents in which Rwandan National Police (RNP) officers have been on the spot for using excessive force in apprehending errant suspects,…
National
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Rusesabagina Was Not Kidnapped -President Kagame
September,06 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame spoke out for the first time on the circumstances under which self-styled humanitarian and politician Paul Rusesabagina was arrested, ruling out claims that he was kidnapped. The Head of State made the remarks on Sunday during a televised talk show in which he took questions from local and international journalists as well…
International
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Justice Minister Busingye Promises to Address Use of Excessive Force Permanently
September,05 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_56811" align="aligncenter" width="680"] The Minister of Justice and Attorney General Johnston Busingye.[/caption] The Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Johnston Busingye has spoken out on recent concerns of use of excessive force in law enforcement, pointing out that the Government of Rwanda will work to address the challenge through policy and operational measures. Minister…
National
Tags: Police
Shot 4 Times and Miraculously Survived, Ntirandekura Prays Justice is Served for Rusesabagina, Nsabimana
September,05 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_57871" align="aligncenter" width="810"] Ntakirende Ntirandekura survived the attacks but the scars remain.[/caption] There is an old Kinyarwanda proverb that goes that when your father doesn’t love you, he will give you a bad name and the opposite is also true. This means that if your parent gives you a good name, good luck follows…
National
Tags: Rusesabagina
You Have Our Full Support- President Kagame to AfDB’s Dr Adesina
September,01 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_57723" align="aligncenter" width="2038"] President Kagame meeting Dr Adesina at a past event in 2016.[/caption] President Kagame has given his full support to the re-elected President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, saying that the continent will rally behind him to lead the bank through the New Coronavirus period. President Kagame,…
Economy
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End of An Era: Plotting Terror, Denying the Genocide- How Rusesabagina Hoodwinked the World For Years
September,01 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_57679" align="aligncenter" width="1079"] Rusesabagina arriving at RIB Headquarters in Kimihurura on Monday, August 31, 2020.[/caption] In an interview with Voice of America’s Eddie Rwema posted on February 4, 2016, political activist and self-proclaimed Hotel Rwanda ‘hero’ Paul Rusesabagina declared that he had ‘officially’ joined politics and that himself and allied groups would not rest…
National
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Rusesabagina Arrested, To Face Charges In Rwanda
August,31 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_57679" align="alignnone" width="1079"] Rusesabagina between law enforcers-August 31[/caption] Rwanda has confirmed politician and leader of armed groups Paul Rusesabagina was arrested through international cooperation and deported to Rwanda where he is set to face charges. Rusesabagina, who came to fame through the controversial movie Hotel Rwanda was briefly presented to the media by Rwanda…
International
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Debunking Lies: Did Gen. Kabarebe Threaten Nobel Prize Co-Laureate Dr. Mukwege?
August,21 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_57374" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Dr Mukwege is at the centre of controversy over allegations of his safety.[/caption] On August 17, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), a New York-based organization, issued a statement alleging Congolese Nobel Prize Co-Laureate, Dr. Denis Mukwege, was a victim of threats and intimidation from Rwanda. The advocacy organization that uses science…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-DRC Relations
COVID-19: Africa Should Not Miss Out on The Vaccine – President Kagame
August,20 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_57351" align="alignnone" width="1019"] President Kagame earlier in the virtual meeting with[/caption] President Paul Kagame says Africa needs to strategically position itself to be among the continents to benefit from the New Coronavirus vaccine once it is approved. The Head of State, while participating in the virtual meeting of the African Union Bureau and Chairs…
International
Tags: Coronavirus, Kagame
Roadmap For Burundian Refugees to Return Home
August,19 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_54721" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Mahama Refugee Camp in Kirehe District hosts about 60,000 Burundian refugees[/caption] The first batch of Burundian refugees in Rwanda is expected to head home on August 27 following an agreement between Rwanda, Burundi and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) to facilitate the process of repatriation. The understanding was…
News, Uncategorized
Tags: African Refugees, Burundi
COVID-19: Another Lockdown in the Offing?
August,18 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

It is 6pm at Kimironko Market, one of the busiest markets in the City of Kigali. At least 7 porters approach a female shopper approaching the market “Mabuja, I will help you. I know where you can buy everything”, each of the porters proposes as they scramble to attract the attention of the startled client.…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
COVID-19: Kigali’s ‘Hotspot’ Markets Closed As Cases in The City Spike
August,17 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_57212" align="alignnone" width="925"] Kigali City Market[/caption] The City of Kigali has temporarily closed two markets blamed for a recent spike in new cases of New Coronavirus in the city as the government moves to contain an upsurge of the virus after registering 253 cases in just 3 days. The decision to close the two…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Nduhungirehe, Mutsindashyaka, Uwacu Bounce Back as Cabinet Makes Key Appointments
August,15 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_57174" align="alignnone" width="600"] Olivier Nduhungirehe bounced back as Rwanda's Envoy to The Hague[/caption] A cabinet meeting chaired by President Paul Kagame on Friday, August 14, made key appointments in Rwanda’s diplomatic ranks and key institutions, a development which saw some former prominent figures in government bounce back. Among key faces to bounce back is…
National
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Wear Your Mask, the Pandemic Rages on- President Kagame
August,14 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_57125" align="alignleft" width="393"] President Kagame wearing a mask[/caption] If you think it is time to relax and lower your mask, you might need to think again. The New Coronavirus is still with us. This is the advice President Paul Kagame has given, in response to a challenge by the Director General of World Health…
National
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President Kagame Roots for Africa’s Quality Education that Focuses On the ‘Right Things’
August,13 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_57104" align="alignnone" width="2560"] President Kagame believes African countries need to review education systems in line with the continent's needs & demands, in order to achieve prosperity/Photo Credit: Village Urugwiro.[/caption] President Paul Kagame says Africa’s path to prosperity will be defined by the quality of schools and secondary school that focus on the right skills,…
National
Tags: Education
Fake Sanitizer: Man Arrested for Selling Banned Sanitizer
August,13 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_57077" align="aligncenter" width="807"] Huureka-Hand-Sanitizer-is-banned[/caption] Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB has arrested a man accused of selling substandard sanitizer, which has been banned, to motorcycle taxi operators in Kigali. RIB said  Jean Claude Tuyisenge has been selling the banned hand sanitizer, known as Huureka, to taxi motos, signaling fears that passengers could have been unknowingly using…
National
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Our Relations with Zambia are Still Intact – Dr Biruta
August,13 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_57052" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Minister Biruta addressing the press[/caption] The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Dr Vincent Biruta says that Rwanda’s relations with Zambia remain intact despite recent utterances in court by terror suspect Callixte Nsabimana, who alleged that the terrorist organisation he was a spokesman for was supported by Zambian President Edgar Lungu.…
National
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Ugandan Soldiers Have Been Crossing Into Rwanda – Dr. Biruta
August,12 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_57031" align="alignnone" width="650"] Dr Vincent Biruta, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Int'l cooperation[/caption] The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Dr. Vincent Biruta says Rwanda has written to Uganda through diplomatic channels to raise concerns over Ugandan soldiers who have been crossing to the Rwandan side to abduct people. Dr. Biruta made the revelation…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
Rwanda Says Burundi’s Claims on Refugees Are False
August,12 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_57031" align="alignnone" width="650"] The Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Vincent Biruta addressing the media on Wednesday[/caption] The Government of Rwanda says claims peddled by the Government of Burundi that Rwanda is holding Burundian refugees’ hostage are absurd and do not reflect the truth of what is happening. This was said by the Minister of…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Burundi Relations
Was the Burundian Government Behind the ‘Refugee Letter’?
August,12 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_56892" align="alignnone" width="1120"] President Ndayishimiye introduces the new Governor of Kirundo Province Albert Hatungimana on Thursday last week.[/caption] A recent letter written by Burundian refugees, addressed to the Burundian leader Maj. Gen Evariste Ndayishimiye, petitioning his government to engage the Rwandan government to facilitate their return, could have been engineered by the Government of…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Burundi Relations
Seasoned Diplomat Kamali Karegesa Passes On
August,11 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_56993" align="aligncenter" width="649"] Amb. Kamali Karegesa[/caption] One of Rwanda's most seasoned diplomats Amb. Kamali Karegesa has passed on. The death of Karegesa was announced by the ruling party Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF- Ikotanyi) on Tuesday via Twitter. "On behalf of the @rpfinkotanyi family, the Secretary General Hon. François Ngarambe joins in mourning the family…
National
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Western Province: 14 Employees of Rutsiro District, Contractors Arrested in Tender Scam
August,11 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_56989" align="aligncenter" width="878"] Rutsiro district headquarters[/caption] Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) is holding 14 employees of the Western Province district of Rutsiro and two businessmen suspected of conniving to pay out a contractor up over Rwf130m before delivering the expected service. According Dr. Thierry Murangira, the Acting Spokesperson of RIB, the 14 officials and two…
National
Tags: Accountability
More Pressure on Belgium to Drop Genocide Denier from Commission to Examine Colonial Past
August,10 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_55169" align="alignnone" width="792"] Rwanda parliament[/caption] The Rwandan Parliament has added its voice on the growing call to drop a Rwandan woman accused of genocide denial from a committee established to examine the European country’s colonial past in the Great Lakes Region. A statement issued by the August house on Monday welcomed the decision by…
International
Tags: Parliament
Rayon Purge: Munyakazi Suspends Association Members in Final Assault to Exert Control
August,10 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

In an unprecedented move, Sadate Munyakazi, the President of Rayon Sports Association, under which Rayon Sports Football Club was founded, has suspended all member fan clubs in a move aimed at ending months of misunderstandings that have left the fans divided. Munyakazi, who is facing stiff opposition from a section of the association members, which…
Sports
Tags: Rayon Sports
RIB Parades Suspected Sex Trafficker, Fraudster
August,10 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_56942" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Celestin Bizimana, 34, is accused of trafficking girls for sexual exploitation.[/caption]  A 34-year old man suspected of engaging in a number of criminal activities, including trafficking girls for sexual exploitation and fraud was on Monday presented before the media by Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB). Celestin Bizimana, who said he is a…
National
Tags: Cyber Crimes, RIB
Burundian Refugees Accuse President Ndayishimiye of Peddling Lies, Stoking Conflict 
August,08 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_56892" align="aligncenter" width="1120"] President Ndayishimiye introduces the new Governor of Kirundo Province Albert Hatungimana on Thursday.[/caption] Burundian refugees have accused the country’s President, Maj. Gen Evariste Ndayishimiye, of making false promises, peddling lies and stoking conflict in the region, instead working towards unifying the country and restoring relations with neighbouring countries. Representatives of Burundian…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Burundi Relations
Anger as Genocide Denier is Included in Belgian Commission to Examine Colonial Past
August,07 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_56873" align="aligncenter" width="654"] Laure Uwase who has been nominated to a Belgian Commission to examine colonial past of the European country, is accused of genocide denial[/caption] The inclusion of a Rwandan woman known to openly deny the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in a special House Committee in Belgium to examine the country’s colonial…
International
Tags: 1994 Genocide Against Tutsi
Rwanda: Property Auction, Judgement Execution Go Digital to Curb Corruption
August,05 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_56810" align="aligncenter" width="700"] The Minister of ICT & Innovation, Paula Ingabire (left), the Minister of Justice & AG Johnston Busingye & the CEO of RDB Clare Akamanzi follow the launch of the digital platforms.[/caption] In a bid to make bidding and auctioning of property of loan defaulters more transparent, the Ministry of Justice and…
National
Tags: Judiciary, RDB
In Rwanda, a Bishop Uses the Bible to Fight COVID-19
August,04 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

  [caption id="attachment_56751" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Bishop Ngendahayo of EAR Byumba diocese sensitizing people on the prevention of COVID-19[/caption] Epidemics that ravage populations date way back in the biblical days. So, the New Coronavirus might be nothing new after all. For some believers, pandemics are God’s way of communicating to people but in the same bible…
Society
Tags: Coronavirus
UPDATED: Rwanda Says Ready to Facilitate Burundian Refugees to Return Home
August,04 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_54721" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Mahama Refugee Camp in Kirehe District hosts about 60,000 Burundian refugees[/caption] *UNHCR says there is an existing agreement between Rwanda and Burundi for the repatriation of refugees, signed in 2005. The Government of Rwanda says it stands ready to facilitate any refugees who wish to voluntarily repatriate in the wake of…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Burundi Relations
President Kagame is a Happy Man Following Arsenal FA Cup Win
August,02 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_56643" align="alignnone" width="1024"] President Kagame met with Arsenal Player David Luiz in Kigali, 11 October, 2019. Luiz was solid in defence on Saturday.[/caption] It is no secret that President Paul Kagame is a diehard fan of Arsenal Football Club, but the Head of State has been among the ‘disappointed’ fans who feel the club’s…
News
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Congolese National Suspected of Human Trafficking Shot Dead
August,02 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_56638" align="aligncenter" width="879"] RIB headquarters in Kimihurura[/caption] A Congolese national suspected of being behind cross border human trafficking offences was shot dead in Kigali on Saturday as he tried to escape from custody according to Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB). David Shukuru Mbuyi, a 25-year-old citizen of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was arrested…
News
Tags: RIB
COVID-19: We Are Becoming Complacent – Health Minister Warns
July,30 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_56592" align="alignnone" width="883"] Street mass testing in Kigali[/caption] The Minister of Health Dr Daniel Ngamije says that an assessment done by the ministry shows that people are increasingly loosening up in terms of adhering to measures against New Coronavirus, something he said could lead to a spike in numbers for a long time. The…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Sierra Leone Convicts Will Continue to Be Safe in Rwanda- Busingye
July,30 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_38652" align="aligncenter" width="873"] The Minister of Justice and Attorney General Johnston Busingye[/caption] The Minister of Justice and Attorney General Johnston Busingye has dismissed claims by Sierra Leonean convicts serving lengthy jail terms in Rwanda that their lives are in danger. Reports in the West African country say that four former Sierra Leonean rebels currently…
International
Tags: Prisons
Rwanda Maintains Curfew in Place As Gov’t Cautions People on Social Gatherings
July,30 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_56541" align="alignnone" width="630"] President Paul Kagame during the cabinet meeting[/caption] A cabinet meeting chaired by President Paul Kagame has cautioned people against complacence and emphasized the existing measures against the New Coronavirus outbreak which will remain in place until further notice. The meeting which convened on Wednesday cautioned people against illegal social gatherings in…
National
Tags: Cabinet, Coronavirus
RIB, RMC Weigh in on Barafinda, Urge ‘Youtubers’ to Give Him Time to Heal
July,29 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_56514" align="aligncenter" width="878"] Col Jeannot Ruhunga, RIB Secretary General[/caption] In February, Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) summoned a one Fred Sekikubo Barafinda, for questioning on some utterances he made which could tantamount to criminal offences but few minutes into interrogating him, it emerged that the self-proclaimed politician was not in the right state of mind.…
National
Tags: RIB
We Are Still Investigating Minister Gatete – RIB SG
July,28 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_56462" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Ambassador Claver Gatete, Minister of Infrastructure[/caption] Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) Secretary General Col (Rtd) Jeannot Ruhunga says they are still investigating the Minister of Infrastructure Amb. Claver Gatete on his alleged role in ongoing cases of misuse of public resources involving the ministry he heads. Ruhunga confirmed during a joint press…
National
Tags: Accountability
WTTC “Safe Travels” Stamps Mean Rwanda is Ready for Tourists – Clare Akamanzi
July,28 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Rwanda has welcomed an endorsement by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), which put the country among the countries which are safe to travel to, as economies around the world look to slowly reopen following the New Coronavirus outbreak. Rwanda was on Monday named among the latest countries to receive the “Safe Travels” stamps,…
Economy
Tags: Tourism
Travel Bans Should Not Continue – WHO Says as Dr Tedros Cites Rwanda Among Success Stories
July,28 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_51027" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] WHO Director General Dr Tedros[/caption] The Director General of World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has cited Rwanda among countries which are successfully implementing strict adherence to measures against New Coronavirus as the country plans to reopen airports on August 1. WHO has urged countries to lift travel bans…
News
Tags: Aviation, Coronavirus, Rwandair
Controversial Former Rayon Sport Coach Luc Eymael fired by Yanga SC
July,27 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_56410" align="aligncenter" width="768"] A charged Eymael seen here in 2014 engaging officials.[/caption] Luc Eymael, the controversial Belgian football coach, has been fired by Tanzanian club Yanga SC after making derogatory comments that compared fans to monkeys and dogs and described Tanzanians as ‘uneducated’. The 60-year old made the comments in a post-match interview during…
Sports
Tags: Rayon Sports
Artists, Creatives Buoyed by Rwf300m Recovery Plan
July,25 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_56326" align="aligncenter" width="2560"] Singer Mani Martin[/caption] Local artists and players in the creative industry are upbeat following the launch the Cultural and Creative Industry (CCI) recovery plan launch on Friday which will see then benefit from a Rwf300m fund to help them overcome the impact of the New Coronavirus outbreak. The initiative was launched…
ShowBiz
Tags: Local Music, Music Stars, ShowBiz
How Rwanda Offered to Take In Stateless Amin Hassoun  
July,25 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_56319" align="aligncenter" width="898"] Adham Amin Hassoun was deported to Rwanda after a lengthy battle to release him upon completing his sentence.[/caption] Rwanda on Friday confirmed receiving a stateless man born in Lebanon to Palestinian refugees who has been at the centre of an emigration-related case upon completing his prison sentence, a government statement said.…
International
Tags: Deportees, Refugee
President Kagame Joins Continent to Mourn Former Tanzanian President Mkapa
July,24 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_56314" align="alignnone" width="1024"] In a photo taken on April 8, 2014, President Paul Kagame meets Hon. Benjamin Mkapa, the Former President of The United Republic of Tanzania in Kigali[/caption] President Paul Kagame has sent a message of condolence to his Tanzanian counterpart John Pombe Magufuli, following the passing of former Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa…
Regional
Tags: EAC, Rwanda-Tanzania Relations
Rwf300m Recovery Fund for Creatives to be Launched
July,23 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_56279" align="alignnone" width="2560"] Previous winners of Art-Rwanda Ubuhanzi pose for a photo with officials.[/caption] Stakeholders in the Cultural and Creative Industry are set to benefit from a Rwf300 recovery fund to be launched by the government and partners this Friday The initiative dubbed the ‘Cultural and Creative Industry (CCI) recovery plan’ is a partnership…
National, News, ShowBiz
Tags: Local Music, Music Stars, ShowBiz
Back Home: Fallen RDF Peacekeeper to Be Laid to Rest Friday
July,23 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_56265" align="aligncenter" width="640"] President Faustin-Archange Touadéra, of the Central African Republic, accompanied by senior officials of MINUSCA, paid homage to the deceased RDF Blue Helmet[/caption] A Rwandan Peacekeeper recently killed in an attack in Central African Republic (CAR) will be laid to rest tomorrow, Friday, at the army cemetery in Kanombe, Rwanda Defence Force…
National, News
Tags: Peacekeeping, RDF, Rwanda Peacekeeping
Ange Kagame Sends Message of Gratitude to Local Medics Who Helped Her Deliver
July,22 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

The First Daughter Ange Kagame has thanked Doctors and Nurses at King Faisal Hospital, Kigali, who helped her deliver her first born last Sunday and thanked everyone who congratulated her and her husband Bertrand Ndengeyingoma upon welcoming their baby girl. From having her honeymoon in Rwanda and giving birth in a local hospital, Ange Kagame…
Society
Tags: First Family
COVID-19: We Have Lost Much More Than Money – Dr Ngamije
July,20 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_56179" align="alignnone" width="820"] Dr Daniel Ngamije, Minister of Health[/caption] The Minister of Health Dr Daniel Ngamije said on Monday that Rwanda has so far spent at least $60m in the fight against the New Coronavirus, but pointed out that the country has lost much more than the money spent to combat the outbreak. Dr…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Digital Tithe, No Handshakes, Hugs as Places of Worship in Rwanda Cautiously Reopen
July,20 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_56126" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] A Clergyman preaching with a mask on[/caption] Sunday, July 19 marked the first Sunday for places of worship to reopen since a cabinet meeting chaired by President Paul Kagame last Wednesday, gave a go ahead to churches to reopen upon approval by local authorities after verifying that they have safety measures…
National, News
Tags: Catholic Church, Coronavirus
Rwanda Registers 5th COVID-19 Death, an 88-year Old Woman
July,18 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Rwanda has recorded its 5th New Coronavirus death after an 88-year old woman in the Western Province district of Nyamasheke succumbed to the virus, the Ministry of Heath confirmed on Saturday. The district, which lies along the shores of Lake Kivu and shares borders with Rusizi district, has become a new hotspot for new infections…
National, News
Tags: Coronavirus
COVID-19: A Good Friday as New Cases in Rwanda Decline and A Baby is Born
July,18 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

  [caption id="attachment_56048" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] A baby boy was born in a COVID-19 treatment centre[/caption] Friday was not exactly a bad day for Rwanda in the fight against New Coronavirus as the number of cases registered decline to 12 from 38 on Thursday. The day was characterised by good news as a 41-year pregnant woman…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Kigali International Airport Ready as Rwanda Plans to Reopen Airports on August 1
July,17 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_56062" align="alignnone" width="2560"] The robot, 'Urumuri' will be capturing temperature of arriving passengers at Kigali International Airport[/caption] Sanitizer dispensers everywhere, thermal cameras on all entry points and a temperature-taking robot that warns passengers to wear their masks properly -these are some of the measures that have been put in place at Kigali International Airport…
National
Tags: Aviation, Rwandair
Former PM Habumuremyi Arraigned in Court, Pleads Not Guilty  
July,16 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_56014" align="alignnone" width="831"] Ex- PM Pierre Damien Habumuremyi (middle) and his two lawyers[/caption] The former Prime Minister Dr. Pierre  Damien Habumuremyi was arraigned in Gasabo Primary Court on Thursday where he was charged with breach of trust and issuing several bounced cheques, among other charges. Dr Habumuremyi, who was clad in a grey suit,…
National
Tags: Accountability
Cabinet Makes New Appointments In Key Gov’t Institutions
July,16 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_56027" align="alignnone" width="800"] President Paul Kagame chaired the cabinet meeting[/caption] A Cabinet Meeting chaired by President Paul Kagame on Wednesday, which reviewed and updated measures against New Coronavirus also made appointment in key government institutions. In the Ministry of Health, Zacharie Iyakaremye was appointed Permanent Secretary, replacing Dr Jean Pierre Nyemazi, who took a…
National
Tags: Cabinet
Rwandan Doctor who Died in Ghana Due to COVID-19 was Genocide Fugitive
July,15 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

A Rwandan medical doctor who died in Ghana, reportedly due to the New Coronavirus, was a wanted genocide fugitive who had been sentenced to life in prision, in absentia. Dr Emmanuel Twagirayezu, died on July 9, at the Greater Accra Regional Hospital, known as Ridge Hospital, but his body has been at the centre of…
National
Tags: Genocide Perpetrators
RDF Mourns Rwandan Peacekeeper Killed in CAR
July,15 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

The Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) has issued a statement mourning the death of Rwandan peacekeeper who was killed in an ambush in Central African Republic (CAR) on Monday. "Rwanda Defence Force is deeply saddened by the death of a Rwandan peacekeeper serving under the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic…
National
Tags: Rwanda Peacekeeping
Senior Gov’t Officials to Stay in Custody as Appeal is Rejected  
July,14 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_55466" align="alignnone" width="500"] Caleb Rwamuganza[/caption] The bail appeal of Senior government officials who are accused of conspiracy to mismanage public funds, causing the government a loss of over Rwf2bn has been turned down by Gasabo Intermediate Court, ruling that Caleb Rwamuganza and co. will remain in jail. Rwamuganza, who is the Permanent Secretary in…
National
Tags: Accountability
UN Secretary General Condemns Killing of Rwanda Peacekeeper
July,14 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

The United Nations Secretary General António Guterres has condemned the killing of a Rwandan peacekeeper serving under the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). The Rwanda Defence Force (RDF), whose names are yet to be revealed was killed in an attack on July 13 in Central African Republic. Guterres,…
National
Tags: Rwanda Peacekeeping
FLN’s Nsabimana Returns to Court, Alleges Zambian Support
July,13 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_55856" align="alignnone" width="703"] Callixte Nsabimana in court[/caption] The High Court in the Special Chamber for International and Cross-Border Crimes sitting in Nyanza District on Monday reopened the trial of terror suspect Callixte Nsabimana who is facing 17 charges including terrorism and treason. The alleged crimes were committed when Nsabimana was the Spokesperson of the…
National
Tags: Rusesabagina
COVID-19: Rwanda Records 38 Cases In A Weekend of Surging Numbers
July,12 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Rwanda on Sunday recorded 38 new cases of New Coronavirus out of 3,898 tests conducted, in a weekend of increased numbers and one death. The new cases follow 47 on Saturday and 42 on Friday -the good news being that the new cases are recorded in controlled places.  In other good news, Rusizi district recorded…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
President Kagame Speaks Out On Regional Handling of COVID-19
July,11 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

 President Paul Kagame has spoken out on challenges affecting joint management of the New Coronavirus outbreak in the East African Community (EAC), pointing out that countries have not acted in harmony in regard to dealing with cross border cases which led to serious misunderstandings.  President Kagame, while addressing a group of social media influencers and…
Regional
Tags: EAC Deals
President Kagame Weighs In On ‘Black Lives Matter Movement’
July,11 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame says black people have been discriminated against for so long and treated as lesser people, which is why he sees the Black Lives Matter movement as one which is timely and premised on genuine concerns of people who feel that the world must be an equal place for everybody.  President Kagame spoke…
International
Investigating Ingabire Is Well Within the Law- Busingye
July,10 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

The Minister of Justice and Attorney General Johnston Busingye says that ongoing investigations against Victoire Umuhoza Ingabire are well within the law, pointing out that law enforcement organs should be allowed to do their job.  Minister Busingye weighed in on the evolving story this week, pointing out that the politician is an ex-convict who had…
National
Tags: Ingabire
COVID-19: Rwanda Records 16 New Cases As Police Nabs Escapees
July,09 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Rwanda on Thursday registered 16 new cases of New Coronavirus out of 3,463 tests which were conducted, bringing the total number of cases in Rwanda so far to 1,210.  Rusizi district registered seven while Kigali and Kirehe registered four each while Ngoma district recorded one case.  The numbers are the latest, following 22 cases which…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
French Probe Shouldn’t Have Happened In the First Place – Rwanda’s Justice Minister
July,09 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_55731" align="alignnone" width="600"] Habyarimana's plane crash. It was proven that the crash was dawned from Kanombe military barracks[/caption] The Rwandan government is less concerned by a recent decision by a French court to drop an investigation into the shooting of the plane of the former President Juvenal Habyarimana, initiated by former French Judge Jean-Louis…
National
Tags: Rwanda-France Relations
We Will Never Compromise On Accountability- Minister Busingye
July,08 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_55711" align="alignnone" width="645"] Justice Minister Johnston Busingye[/caption] The Government of Rwanda will do everything it takes to ensure that public resources are accounted for, regardless of the status of whoever is involved in misusing taxpayer’s money -big or small.  This was said by the Minister of Justice and Attorney General Johnston Busingye on Wednesday,…
National
Rwanda: Daily COVID-19 Cases Surge, 59 Registered on Tuesday
July,07 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_51007" align="alignnone" width="1080"] The largest number of cases was found in Kigali's zones under total lockdown and the city's COVID-19 transit centre[/caption] The number of daily New Coronavirus cases in Rwanda spiked on Tuesday after the Ministry of Health reported 59 new cases, the majority of which are in the City of Kigali. The…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Governors: President Kagame Reinstates Gatabazi, Replaces Gasana
July,07 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_55646" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Alice Kayitesi, the New Governor of Southern Province[/caption] President Paul Kagame on Tuesday reinstated Jean Marie Vianney Gatabazi as the Governor of the Northern Province, more than a month after he suspended him from the position alongside Emmanuel Gasana, who was the Southern Province Governor. The duo was suspended on matters…
National
Tags: Kagame-Accountability
Twelve Rwandans Detained in Uganda Arrive Home
July,07 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

In the morning of Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 12 Rwandans who were detained in Uganda were extradited to Rwanda via the Kagitumba One Stop Border Post. The dozen, appearing exhausted and relieved at the same time, were delivered to Kagitumba border on the Rwandan side at 10:15am, aboard a Uganda Police bus, where they were…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
Rwanda: 26 Years of Building Bridges, Punching Above Weight  
July,07 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_55616" align="alignnone" width="800"] Louise Mushikiwabo, Sec General of Francophonie(R) and French President Emmanuel Macron[/caption] The past 26 years, post the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, have been Rwanda’s busiest years in the country’s diplomacy and international relations, moving from ‘the tiny Central African country ravaged by the genocide’ to a continental powerhouse with a…
International
Tags: Politics
COVID-19: Hope As Recoveries in Rwanda Exceed Active Cases
July,05 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

For the first time in nearly one month, the number of New Coronavirus recoveries exceeded active cases on Sunday following 44 new recoveries. This took total recoveries to 567 while active cases are now 535 including 13 new cases that were recorded on Sunday, out of 3,279 tests conducted over the last 24 hours. The…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Kwibohora26: President Kagame Promises to Document Liberation Struggle
July,05 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame says that he hopes to document the Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF-Inkotanyi) Liberation struggle in a book and other forms and promised to do justice to the story, 26 years on. It is not yet clear when he will do it but the Head of State who commanded the struggle following the death…
National
Tags: Kagame
Rwanda to Reopen Airports On August 1
July,04 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_7077" align="alignnone" width="600"] View of Kigali International airport[/caption] The Rwandan government has announced it will reopen airports for commercial flights on August 1, following the closure of all borders in March due to the New Coronavirus outbreak. The Ministry of Infrastructure announced Saturday that the airports, including Kigali International Airport (KIA) will reopen, weeks…
Economy
Tags: Aviation
Kwibohora 26: We Have Come a Long Way – Kagame
July,04 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

       President Paul Kagame says Rwanda has achieved a lot in terms of socio-economic development, 26 years on after the Liberation struggle of the Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF-Inkontayi) deposed the genocidal government, put an end to the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi and established a unity government. President Kagame made the remarks in…
National
Tags: RPF Battle
Back in Court: Senior Gov’t Officials Charged in Multibillion Case Answer Charges
July,04 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_55466" align="alignnone" width="500"] Caleb Rwamuganza, former PS at Minicofine[/caption] Senior government officials who are accused of conspiracy to mismanage public funds, causing the government a loss of over Rwf2bn and flouting tender procedures returned to court on Friday, where they are appealing a decision to deny them bail.  The officials, who include the Permanent…
National
Tags: Accountability
COVID-19: Rwanda Records 21 New Cases As Mass Testing Is Conducted in Kigali
July,02 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Rwanda on Thursday registered 21 New Coronavirus cases, 7 of which were captured in Kigali, 5 in Rusizi districts, 5 in Ngoma and 4 in Kirehe but the cases do not include results of the mass testing that kicked off in the City of Kigali today. The street mass testing kicked off on Thursday morning…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Uganda Dragged To Regional Court for Blocking Rwanda-trained Lawyers
July,01 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Uganda has been dragged to the East African Court of Justice (EAC) by a regional body for blocking Lawyers trained in Rwanda from practicing in the East African country, despite regional protocols that allow nationals of East African Community (EAC) partner states to ply their trade in any of the countries. The development is the…
Regional
Tags: EAC Deals
COVID-19: Rwanda to Conduct Mass Street Testing
July,01 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Rwanda is set to conduct a mass street New Coronavirus testing exercise in the City of Kigali on Thursday, to ascertain if there are new cases within the community, the Ministry of Health said. According to Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC), the government body charged with testing and handling COVID-19, the exercise will target random city…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Charles Habonimana Takes The Reins at Rwanda Airports Company
July,01 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_55333" align="alignnone" width="680"] Charles Habonimana (signing) at the handover[/caption] The New Managing Director of Rwanda Airports Company (RAC), Charles Habonimana took office on Wednesday during a handover ceremony at the Ministry of Infrastructure, presided over by Minister Claver Gatete.  “Today, Minister of Infrastructure, Claver Gatete, officiated the handover ceremony between Rwanda Airports Company outgoing…
National
Tags: Aviation
COVID-19: Why Border Districts Are More Prone than Others
July,01 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

From 101 on Monday to 24 on Tuesday, New Coronavirus cases in Rwanda continue to change sporadically but one constant that remains is that border districts are still highly likely to register more cases than districts that don’t touch any border. The 24 new cases were registered in Rusizi, which returned 13 positive results, 7…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
COVID-19: After Months of Denying, Burundi Imposes Measures, To Do Mass Testing
June,30 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_55314" align="alignnone" width="792"] Burundi's President Evariste Ndayishimiye[/caption] Burundi’s new President Maj. Gen Evariste Ndayishimiye says his government will establish New Coronavirus testing centres countrywide and conduct mass testing where necessary, in a move that suggests that the East African country is finally acknowledging the full extent of the outbreak. The Burundian leader made the…
Regional
Tags: Burundi
Rwanda: What Triggered the Spike in COVID-19 Cases?
June,30 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

On Monday, Rwanda recorded the highest number of New Coronavirus case in a single day since the outbreak of the pandemic in March -at 101 cases out of 2,498 tests that were done. Of the new cases, 22 were recorded in Kigali, 3 in Rubavu, 2 in Kayonza, 1 in Kirehe but what came as…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Rwanda Demands Explanations From Burundi Over Armed Attack
June,29 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_55212" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Some of the ammunitions that were seized from the attackers [/caption] Rwanda has demanded for explanations from the Burundian government and immediate action to apprehend a group of armed elements who attacked a village in the Southern Province district of Nyaruguru on Saturday, June 27.  Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) said it repulsed…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Burundi Relations
How Cross Border Trade Between Rwanda, DRC Escalated COVID-19 Infections
June,29 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Trade and movement of goods between the two border towns of Rusizi on the Rwandan side and Bukavu in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is the main source of new coronavirus infections recorded in recent weeks in the border town. This was revealed by the Minister of Health Dr Daniel Ngamije on Sunday while appearing…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Rwanda Says It Repulsed Attack from Burundi(Updated)
June,27 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_55213" align="alignnone" width="525"] 'Force de Defence du Burundi'. Attackers had amunitions from Burundi National army[/caption] The Rwandan military said it repulsed a group of armed attackers who came from Burundi, in the Southern Province district of Nyaruguru in the wee hours of Saturday morning.  According to a Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) statement, the armed…
National
Tags: Rwanda-Burundi Relations
Our Fight With The Pandemic Continues – President Kagame
June,26 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Rwanda has made good strides in the fight against the New Coronavirus but the virus remains around and requires sustained efforts to defeat. The observation was made by President Paul Kagame, who is also the Chairman of the ruling party Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF-Inkotanyi), on Friday while presiding over the party’s Extended National Executive Committee…
National
Tags: RPF
Rwanda’s Tourism Picking Up Following Reopening
June,26 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Rwanda Development Board (RDB), the government body charged with promoting tourism and investment, says the country’s tourism and hospitality industry is picking up following reopening more than a week ago.  RDB Chief Tourism Officer Belise Kariza said on Friday that dozens of bookings for mountain gorilla trekking and hiking in Volcanoes National Park, as well…
Economy
Tags: Tourism
No Mourning for Burundian Refugees As President Nkurunziza Is Buried
June,26 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Today, Friday, June 26, Burundians are bidding farewell to former President Pierre Nkurunziza who passed away on June 8 following a cardiac arrest according to the government. The former leader will be accorded a state burial in the administrative capital Gitega. The send-off ceremony is taking place at Ingoma Stade, where the new President Maj.…
Regional
Tags: Nkurunziza
COVID-19: Parts of Kigali Back Into Lockdown Mode
June,25 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

 The Ministry of Local Government has placed parts of the City of Kigali back into lockdown to contain a possible second outbreak of the New Coronavirus in the city. An announcement issued by the Minister of Local Government Prof. Anastase Shyaka on Thursday evening said that the decision was made following an assessment which indicated…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
COVID-19: Rusizi Dominant In Numbers As Rwanda Registers 32 New Cases
June,24 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Rusizi district still leads in the number of new cases of COVID-19 being diagnosed, with the southwestern province district recording 22 cases out of the 32 new cases recorded in Rwanda on Wednesday.  Rusizi is followed by Kirehe district with 6, Kigali 3 whereas the Eastern Province district of Nyagatare recorded 1 case. A total…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Prosecutors Reveal Links of RDF Men As RNC Terror Trial Is Adjourned to Next Month
June,24 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_55060" align="alignnone" width="702"] 32 were in court yesterday while another one is still on the run[/caption] The terror trial of 33 individuals linked to the terror outfits ‘P5’ and Rwanda National Congress (RNC) was on Tuesday adjourned to next month after some of the accused individuals requested the court to be given enough time…
National
Tags: RDF Judiciary
Prof. Nshuti Manasseh Sworn-in By Regional Assembly  
June,23 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

The Minister of State in charge of the East African Community in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Prof. Nshuti Manasseh on Tuesday took an oath of allegiance to protect the East African Community (EAC) Treaty following his recent appointment and swearing-in. The seasoned academic and politician bounced back in the cabinet on…
Regional
Tags: EAC
National Budget 2020/21: Where Will Rwanda Spend the Money?
June,23 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_55010" align="alignnone" width="800"] Irrigation dam in Rulindo-Northern Province[/caption] The Minister of Finance and Economic Planning Dr Uzziel Ndagijimana presented the budget for the fiscal year 2020/21 on Tuesday, revealing that the government will spend Rwf3,245.7 billion -an increase of Rwf228.6 billion compared to Rwf3,017.1 billion which the government spent in the 2019/20 revised budget.…
Special Reports
Tags: Budget
COVID-19: 7 Cases Identified In Kigali As Rwanda Confirms 59 New Cases
June,23 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_50561" align="alignnone" width="1350"] The main COVID-19 centre in Kigali[/caption] Seven new cases of New Coronavirus were identified in the City of Kigali on Monday, 24hrs after the Ministry of Health reported another six cases detected in the city on Sunday. A total of 59 new cases of people who tested positive were registered, taking…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Rwanda Focuses 2020/21 National Budget On Addressing COVID-19 Impact
June,22 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Rwanda will direct a bigger portion of the resources in the 2020/21 National Budget towards activities that will resuscitate the economy from the New Coronavirus pandemic impact.  While presenting the national budget on Monday at Parliament, the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning Dr Uzziel Ndagijimana said that Rwanda's economy, like many economies around the…
Economy
Tags: Budget
Kwibuka 26: First Lady Mrs Kagame Pays Tribute to Wiped Out Families
June,20 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

The First Lady Mrs Jeannette Kagame has urged for the continued remembrance of completely wiped out families during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi and use it an opportunity to fight the genocide ideology and genocide denial. In her message on the occasion to commemorate wiped out families during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi,…
National
Tags: Rwanda’s First Lady
COVID-19: Rwanda Installs Testing Facilities at Border Points
June,20 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_54849" align="alignnone" width="777"] Press briefing on how Rwanda is joining regional efforts to stop COVID-19 spread[/caption] Rwanda has put in place all the necessary facilities and means to do cross-border testing for New Coronavirus cases especially among transporters of goods and cargo as part of the measures to contain the spread of the virus…
Regional
Tags: EAC
COVID-19: Rwanda Records 7 New Cases As Rusizi Lockdown Is Extended
June,19 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Five sectors in Rusizi district will have to wait a little longer to get out of the New Coronavirus induced lockdown as the government continues with efforts to contain the outbreak in the South Western district bordering Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).  The Ministry of Local Government on Thursday confirmed that the 5 sectors of…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Rwanda Reinstates Charges On Cashless Transactions
June,18 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_21207" align="alignnone" width="1500"] BPR’s MD Maurice Toroitich uses his phone to demonstrate how to transfer funds to other banks’ account using BPR’s mobile banking instantly[/caption] The National Bank of Rwanda (BNR) has reinstated charges on all cashless transactions after the three months period with zero charges introduced in March this year, as part of…
Technology
Tags: Banks
Sworn-In: Will Ndayishimiye Get Burundi Out Of Isolation?
June,18 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_54718" align="alignnone" width="680"] Maj. Gen Evariste Ndayishimiye, the new President of Burundi swearing in on Thursday[/caption] Burundi’s newly sworn-in President Maj. Gen Evariste Ndayishimiye says he will pursue renewing Burundi’s relations with the neighbours and the international community but warned that his country will not allow foreigners to be part of the dialogue towards…
Special Reports
Tags: Rwanda-Burundi Relations
China-Africa: President Kagame Roots for Continued Solidarity Against COVID-19
June,17 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

 President Paul Kagame says Africa will continue counting on China and other partners to grant African countries with the necessary fiscal space to overcome the impact of the New Coronavirus in a mutually beneficial way.  President Kagame made the comments on Wednesday while addressing the Extraordinary China-Africa Summit on Solidarity against COVID-19 on the invitation of…
International
Tags: Coronavirus
RIB to Question Ingabire Over Suspected Subversive Activities
June,17 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Rwanda Investigations Bureau (RIB) will this Wednesday morning interrogate Victoire Umuhoza Ingabire following a search which was conducted at her home over the weekend as part of investigations into her suspected activities with terror groups keen on destabilising the country. Last Saturday, a search in the home was conducted with the aim of facilitating ongoing…
National
Tags: Ingabire, RIB
Rwanda to Reopen Churches In 15 Days, Bars to Remain Closed
June,17 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_54624" align="alignnone" width="1080"] The wedding of a local journalist Kwizera Emmanuel in Kigali. Credit Photo: Rwanda Magazine[/caption] Places of worship, religious wedding ceremonies as well as meetings and conferences in hotels are some of the services that are expected to resume as Rwanda continues to slowly reopen the economy, cautiously relaxing measures to contain…
Society
Tags: Coronavirus
Is Ingabire On Course To Get In Trouble With The Law Again?
June,13 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

In September 2018, Victoire Umuhoza Ingabire benefited from Presidential clemency which commuted the remaining years of her 15-year sentence, but the FDU-Inkingi Politician is likely to find herself in hot soup again after an individual who was arrested trying to flee the country made some revelations on Ingabire’s suspected links to armed terror groups. On…
National
Tags: Ingabire
Breaking: RIB Investigating Ingabire’s Links to Terror Groups
June,13 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

The Rwanda Investigation Bureau(RIB) is currently conducting a search in the home of politician Victoire Umuhoza Ingabire. The search is aimed at facilitating ongoing investigations on her involvement with armed terror groups operating outside Rwanda according to Marie Michelle Umuhoza, RIB spokesperson. "It is true, we are searching for her home based on the leads…
National
Tags: Ingabire
IMF Approves $111.06 Additional Funding for Rwanda to Deal with COVID-19 Impact
June,11 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Rwanda will get an additional $111.06 funding from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to support the country’s economic recovery efforts following the impact of the New Coronavirus impact on the economy. The IMF Executive Board approved $111.06 million on Thursday, a second disbursement under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF) bringing the total IMF COVID-19 emergency…
Economy
Tags: International Banks
COVID-19: We Still Have Issues To Address As The EAC- President Kagame
June,11 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame, who is also the sitting chairperson of the East African Community (EAC) says the region still has many issues to address in order to jointly face challenges presented by the New Coronavirus. President Kagame made the observation on Thursday while addressing a virtual meeting bringing together the African Union Bureau, Chairs of…
International
Tags: Coronavirus
Another Difficult Day: 18 New COVID-19 Cases in Rwanda
June,11 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

 From the perspective of an observer, there have been eight most difficult days in Rwanda's fight against COVID-19 since first case was registered on March 14. The first among these days was March 23 when the country confirmed 17 cases and the second, April 24 which consists of the pick so far, with 22 cases.…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Local Designers Upbeat As Arsenal Stars Don ‘Made in Rwanda’ Designs
June,11 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

They could be preparing to get back on the pitch next week but Arsenal superstars took time off their busy schedule to participate in a Visit Rwanda challenge to showcase designs made by Rwandan designers grouped under the ‘CollectiveRw’. The stars led by forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, right back Hector Bellerin and Reiss Nelson who also…
Sports
Tags: Visit Rwanda
Kagame Sends Condolences to Burundi
June,10 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has extended his condolences to the Government of Burundi and the people of Burundi over the passing of President Pierre Nkurunziza. President Kagame also condoled his family. "On behalf of Gov't and my own behalf, I sent our condolences to the Gov't and People of Burundi for the passing of President Nkurunziza. This…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Burundi Relations
Burundi’s Nkurunziza Dies
June,09 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Outgoing Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has died according to a statement released by the Burundian government, hours after rumours of his death had circulated after he was airlifted to a local hospital on Monday.  Nkurunziza, 55, died due to a cardiac arrest according to a statement released by the government, with the Senior President Advisor…
Regional
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Kabuga Was Helped By An Extensive Network of Accomplices- Amb. Rugwabiza
June,09 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Genocide fugitive Félicien Kabuga could not have escaped justice without the help and support of a network of accomplices in African and European governments who facilitated him with documents and means to evade justice for 26 years. The observation was made by Rwanda’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Amb. Valentine Rugwabiza during the United…
International
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COVID-19: How the Battle Shifted to Rusizi Axis
June,09 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_54230" align="alignnone" width="800"] Gihundwe hospital was added on the list of COVID-19 centres[/caption] The whole of last week saw Rwanda’s efforts and logistics in the fight against New Coronavirus shifted to Rusizi town in the South Western part of Rwanda as the secondary city bordering Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) became the main source…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
First Batch of Rwandans Released by Uganda Arrive, Say they Were Tortured
June,08 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

  The first group of Rwandans to be released by Uganda arrived in the country on Monday evening following the meeting of the Ad Hoc Commission last week during which Uganda agreed to release dozens of Rwandans who are jailed in the East African country.  Uganda’s Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Kutesa said on Thursday last…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Uganda
Rwanda Congratulates Burundi’s President-elect, Looks Forward to Improved Ties
June,06 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Two days after the Burundian Constitutional Court upheld the May 25 election results to declare Gen. Evariste Ndayishimiye the winner of the May 20 presidential poll, Rwanda has congratulated the new head of state and extended an olive branch to the new leader, a move that is likely to see the two countries move to…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Burundi Relations
COVID-19: Cases On the Rise As Rwanda Registers 10 More Cases, Total Now 420
June,06 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_54086" align="alignnone" width="702"] Source of the 10 cases: Rusumo at Eastern border(Rwanda - Tanzania), Rusizi, Western border(Rwanda-DRC)[/caption] New Coronavirus cases in Rwanda have continued to grow with the confirmation of 10 new cases on Friday which the Ministry of Health said are linked to border hotspots of Rusizi and Rusumo. The positive cases announced…
National
President Kagame, PM Modi Discuss Bilateral Ties, Efforts To Fight COVID-19
June,05 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame on Friday held talks over the phone with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the bilateral relations between the two countries as well as efforts to fight New Coronavirus. The Head of State also revealed that the vast Asian sub-continent offered support to Rwanda in terms of materials and equipment used to…
International
Tags: Rwanda - India Relations
Rwanda-Uganda: What We Need Is Political Will – Dr Biruta
June,05 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_54035" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Dr VIncent Biruta[/caption] Rwanda and Uganda need the political will on both ends to address outstanding issues both countries have highlighted if relations between the two countries must go back to normal.  This was said by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Dr Vincent Biruta on Thursday at the end…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
Rwanda, Uganda Put Issues On the Table, 130 Rwandans to Be Released
June,04 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Rwanda and Uganda went back to the drawing board on Thursday to address key issues affecting relations between the two countries and assess progress in the implementation of resolutions made by the 4th Quadripartite Summit of Heads of State at Gatuna/Katuna Common Border on February 21.  Talks between the two countries, which are facilitated by Angola…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
Supermodel Naomi Campbell Falls for Fake News on President Kagame
June,04 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Just few days after the Rwandan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation asked people to disregard circulating reports that President Paul Kagame expelled some 18 Chinese nationals from Rwanda for mistreating citizens, British Supermodel Naomi Campbell unknowingly posted a screenshot of the fake story. The 50-year old supermodel and actress who never hides her admiration…
International
Tags: Celebrities
More COVID-19 Cases Detected in Rusizi District, Total In Rwanda Now 397
June,03 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_53972" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Rusizi view[/caption] More New Coronavirus cases have been detected in Rusizi district, Western Province, on the day countrywide public transport was reopened except for the two border districts of Rusizi and Rubavu. The Ministry of Health reported on Wednesday that 13 new cases of COVID-19 were registered out of 1, 033…
National
Taking Stock of Day 1: No serious incidents – RURA, Police Report
June,03 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

As travel between provinces and moto taxi transportation resumed on Wednesday, the regulator Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) and law enforcer Rwanda National Police (RNP) say measures against New Coronavirus were observed as public transport services reopened. No serious incidents were registered.  On Tuesday a cabinet meeting chaired by President Paul Kagame okayed the resuming…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Rwanda Resumes Moto Taxi, inter-provincial Travel but Rusizi, Rubavu Remain In Isolation
June,03 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_53896" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Motos at Remera- Chez Lando. Moto will be allowed to carry passengers since this morning after 5 AM[/caption] The Western Province border districts of Rusizi and Rubavu will remain isolated from the rest of the country as key services including moto transport and inter-provincial travel resume. The decision was taken at…
National
Tags: Coronavirus, Moto
Rwanda, Uganda to Resume Talks Thursday
June,02 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_48257" align="alignnone" width="1040"] Ad Hoc committee meeting in Kampala Dec 2019[/caption] Rwanda and Uganda are set to hold talks virtually this Thursday with the facilitation of Angola and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as the two countries look to resume discussions to resolve matters which have affected their bilateral relations.  The Minister of Foreign…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
Belgium Recalled Diplomats – Rwanda Says
June,02 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_53831" align="alignnone" width="640"] Belgians in a previous commemoration event[/caption] The Government of Rwanda says it is Belgium which recalled two of its diplomats in Kigali in April after Rwanda complained about the duo holding a commemorative event on April 6, an act which was seen as denying the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.  Contrary…
International
Tags: Rwanda-Belgium Relations
What Next for Embattled Rayon Sports?
June,02 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

It is arguably the most popular football club in Rwanda with hordes of fans scattered all over the country but Rayon Sport Football Club never stops being in the news, mostly for the wrong reasons.  The last three months have been the most tumultuous ones for the club in recent years -from a player exodus…
Special Reports
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COVID-19: Epicentre Shifts to Rusizi As Rwanda Records 7 New Cases
June,01 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_53788" align="alignnone" width="720"] Rusizi, the new cases emerge from this part of the Western Province bordering with DRC[/caption] Rusizi district has become the new source of cross border transmission of New Coronavirus with 7 new cases recorded, mainly in the Western Province district bordering Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Rusizi joins other district with…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
We Will Continue Holding You Accountable – Kagame to Sworn In Leaders
June,01 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has spoken out on a recent wave of removal from office of senior government officials over matters related to accountability, pointing out that people should not act surprised whenever measures are taken to hold people accountable.  Without mentioning names, the Head of State seemed to allude to recent decisions that saw senior…
National
Tags: Accountability
Be Patient With Us – Kagame To Citizens Over Decision to Halt Inter-provincial Movement
June,01 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_53762" align="alignnone" width="800"] President Paul Kagame[/caption] President Paul Kagame has urged Rwandans to remain patient and vigilant following a decision by the government to put on hold plans to reopen more sections of the economy, including travel between provinces and resuming of motorcycle public transportation means, which were supposed to be restored today.  However,…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Why Rwanda Made Last-minute Decision to Halt Resumption of Inter-province Travel
June,01 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

June 1 was the day province to province movement and ‘moto’ transport was expected to resume. All had been set for people to begin moving from one province to another since inter-province travel was stopped on March 14. Moto taxi operators had sufficiently prepared to hit the roads with all the necessary precautions taken. Rwanda…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Relief As Rwandans from UAE Are Repatriated Back Home
May,29 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

It was finally relief for Rwandans who were stranded in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) who could not return home since March after work came to a stop and flights cancelled to stop the spread of New Coronavirus in the middle eastern country.  A Fly Dubai flight evacuation flight carrying 51 Rwandans and 3 foreigners…
International
Tags: Aviation
Some People Are Sceptical Being Flown By A Female Pilot – RDF’s Lt Mwiza
May,29 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

When she graduated from Akagera Aviation Training School in March 2016, Lt Ariane Mwiza emerged among the best students out of the 14 Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) pilots who completed training at the school. Lt. Mwiza was awarded by the School as the “Best Check ride Performer”. In 2017, she was deployed in the United…
International
Tags: Rwanda Peacekeeping
Meet the Women Raising Rwanda’s Flag High In Peacekeeping World  
May,29 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_53564" align="alignnone" width="679"] Major Stella Uwineza[/caption] Today, May 29, Rwanda will join the rest of the world to mark the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers at a time when the globe is still grappling with the New Coronavirus outbreak. This year’s focus is on the role of women in peacekeeping.  The United Nations…
Special Reports
Tags: Rwanda Peacekeeping
COVID-19: We Can’t Afford to Be Complacent- Dr Nsanzimana
May,28 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_53477" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Dr. Sabin Nsanzimana, RBC boss[/caption] Rwanda will not ease up on efforts to fight the spread of New Coronavirus despite the country containing local spread of the virus, 74 days after the government imposed restrictive measures, including a lockdown, to stop the spread. This was revealed by the Director-General of Rwanda…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
COVID-19: Rwanda Remains Cautious to Re-open Borders
May,28 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Dr. Sabin Nsanzimana, Director General of Rwanda Biomedical Centre(RBC) has said that Rwanda's decision to reopen borders will depend on when the country gets an all-clear to reopen with the promise that there won't be any new cases coming into the country. This will depend on the assurances given by the data being collected. Dr.…
Regional
Tags: Coronavirus
Could U.S, UK Be Contradicting Themselves On “Genocide Against the Tutsi” Wording?
May,27 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Rwanda has questioned the basis upon which the United States of America and the UK continue to express reservations on the wording of the “International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda” despite endorsing processes it was confirmed that the genocide in Rwanda was committed against the Tutsi.  On Tuesday,…
International
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Kagame Suspends Governors Gasana, Gatabazi, Duo Under Investigation
May,25 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_53292" align="alignnone" width="794"] Emmanuel Gasana[/caption] President Paul Kagame on Monday suspended the Governors of Southern and Northern Provinces over matters related to accountability. Emmanuel Gasana, who has been the Governor of Southern Province since October 2018 was suspended alongside Jean Marie Vianney Gatabazi, the Governor of Northern Province since September 2017. “Pursuant to the…
National
Coronavirus: 9 New Cases Reported On Monday, Total Now 336
May,25 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Rwanda on Monday announced 9 New Coronavirus cases out of 892 tests conducted over the last 24 hours, all linked to cross border movement. The new cases pushed the total cases registered in Rwanda to 336.  The new cases follow two more cases which were reported by the Ministry of Health on Sunday as the…
National
Kagame Calls for Unity As Continent Celebrates Africa Day
May,25 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_53279" align="alignnone" width="800"] President Paul Kagame[/caption] President Paul Kagame joined the rest of the continent to call for unity amid challenging times as the African continent celebrated the ‘Africa Day’ since the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) was established 57 years ago. In his message, President Kagame said the continent is faced with challenging…
International
RwandAir To Focus On Expansion after Rwf145bn Government Boost
May,22 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_13170" align="alignnone" width="915"] Rwandair[/caption] The national carrier RwandAir will get a timely boost from the government following increased funding for the financial year 2020/21 after the airline’s operations were hampered by the New Coronavirus pandemic.  The Minister for Finance and Economic Planning, Dr. Uzziel Ndagijimana, on Thursday while presenting the Budget Framework Paper at…
Economy
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Rwanda Calls for Greater Effort In Arrest of Genocide Fugitives
May,22 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

 Following the confirmation of the death of Augustin Bizimana, one of the most wanted fugitives of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, Rwanda says the United Nations and the International community should continue facilitating efforts to find the remaining genocide fugitives.  The confirmation of the death of Bizimana, a former Minister of Defence in the…
International
BK Profit Rose by 36% in 2019, to Pay Dividends Upon BNR Approval
May,21 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

  Bank of Kigali (BK) Group Plc will go ahead and pay dividends to shareholders upon approval by the Central Bank, after it posted a profit of Rwf37.3bn for the year 2019.  The bank will pay dividends when the National Bank of Rwanda (BNR) approves the proposal despite anticipated losses for the financial year 2020,…
Economy
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Kabuga Appears Before French Court
May,20 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

 One of the most wanted men suspected of committing genocide crimes and crimes against humanity in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi Félicien Kabuga, on Wednesday, appeared in a Paris court for the first time since his arrest last weekend.  The wealthy businessman who is accused of bankrolling the genocide against the Tutsi and importing…
National
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COVID-19: 6 New Cases Recorded As Total Reaches 314
May,20 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_53101" align="alignnone" width="750"] Dr. Sabin Nsanzimana, Director of Rwanda Biomedical Centre(RBC). The centre is leading COVID-19 battle[/caption] Rwanda has yet again registered six new cases of New Coronavirus, a day after 11 new cases, all of which health officials attribute to cross-border movement. Total cases diagnosed in Rwanda since March are now at 314.…
National
Tags: Coronavirus, Coronavirus Bigstory
COVID-19: Rwanda Confirms Highest Number of Cases in 19 Days
May,19 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_53065" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Health, ICT officials after inaugurating robots that will help in COVID-19 battle. They come at a time when the country needs to win the battle at any cost[/caption] Cases of new COVID-19 were going down since May 1, but new figures show that the country is still in stiff battle. The…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Rwanda Officially Deploys Robots In COVID-19 Fight
May,19 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

 Rwanda on Tuesday officially deployed five high tech robots which will be assisting doctors and frontline workers in the country’s fight against New Coronavirus.  The robots were handed over to the Ministry of Health by the Ministry of ICT and Innovation in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Rwanda at Kanyinya Treatment Centre…
National
Tags: Coronavirus, Coronavirus Bigstory
Kabuga to Appear In Court Today
May,19 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Top Rwandan Genocide fugitive Felicien Kabuga recently arrested in France is set to appear in a Paris Court this Tuesday, according to French lawyer Emmanuel Altit who is said to be representing him. The 84-year old, one of the main financiers of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, will be arraigned in court for the…
International
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Rwanda Relaxes COVID-19 Measures: Motos, Provincial Travel for June 1
May,18 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

An extraordinary Cabinet meeting chaired by President Paul Kagame via video conference on Monday made key decisions that will see the country slowly reopen other areas of the economy by June 1 as the government cautiously moves towards normalization.  A statement released by Prime Minister Dr Edouard Ngirente on May 18 said the Cabinet reviewed…
National
Tags: Coronavirus, Moto
Rwanda, Uganda Relations On the Mend – Min. Biruta
May,15 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_52896" align="alignnone" width="824"] Minister Vincent Biruta[/caption] Despite Uganda showing mixed signals, Rwanda says relations between the two countries are on the mend despite the New Coronavirus outbreak hampering the progress the two countries had made with the facilitation of Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).  This was said by the Minister of…
Regional
Rwanda, Tanzania Strike A Deal, Trucks to Resume Moving
May,15 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_52903" align="alignnone" width="927"] L-R: MInaffet's Minister Dr Vincent Biruta and State Minister Prof. Nshuti Manasseh[/caption] Rwanda and Tanzania have reached an agreement on the way forward following days of a stalemate after Tanzanian truck drivers protested measures put in place by Rwanda to avert cross-border transmission of New Coronavirus.  The Minister of Foreign Affairs…
National
Tags: Coronavirus, Coronavirus Bigstory
Rwanda, Tanzania Get Closer to A Deal on Truck Drivers
May,14 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Rwanda and Tanzania are set to reach an agreement on the way forward on the issue of cross-border trucks whose movement has been hampered by measures to curb the spread of New Coronavirus.  On Tuesday President Paul Kagame, the sitting Chairman of the East African Community (EAC), chaired a virtual Consultative Meeting with Heads of…
Regional
Tags: Coronavirus, Coronavirus Bigstory
COVID-19: Active Cases On Decline As Rwanda Looks to Flatten the Curve
May,14 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Rwanda on May 13 reported 1 case of New Coronavirus out 866 samples tested between Tuesday and Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases detected in the country to 287 since March.  Despite the new case, the country registered 11 new recoveries, taking total recoveries to 164 while active cases reduced to 123.  Sharing the…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
President Kagame Rallies EAC to Jointly Fight COVID-19
May,12 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_52781" align="alignnone" width="670"] President Paul Kagame during the virtual EAC meeting May 12,2020[/caption] President Paul Kagame has called on East African Community (EAC) member states to work together in the fight against the New Coronavirus outbreak, as the countries look to undo the impact of the virus on regional economies. The Head of State…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
EAC Heads of State Vow to Put up United Front Against COVID-19
May,12 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

After several attempts to hold a virtual meeting on the New Coronavirus outbreak, East African Heads of State were able to meet on Tuesday in a virtual meeting, during which they vowed to work together to jointly fight the virus.  President Paul Kagame, the sitting Chairman of the bloc, chaired a virtual EAC Consultative Meeting…
National
Tags: Coronavirus, Coronavirus Bigstory
RwandAir Looks to Cargo for A Quick Turnaround
May,12 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

The National Carrier Rwandair is looking to shift focus to cargo freight in the short term as passenger flights remain suspended in a bid to avert the spread of New Coronavirus.  On Tuesday, RwandAir inaugurated cargo flights from Mwanza, Tanzania to Brussels, Belgium, which will be transporting fish to Europe. The inaugural flight was flagged off by…
Companies
One Week after Reopening: Violation of Measures Remains A Challenge – Police
May,12 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

National Police (RNP), which is charged with enforcing measures against New Coronavirus, says that majority of the population understands and adheres to the measures set forth by the government to allow the reopening of parts of the economy on May 4, but for others, there is still a long way to go. This was said…
National
Tags: Coronavirus, Coronavirus Bigstory
DRC Allows Stranded Citizens to Return Home, But Not All
May,11 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

 Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Immigration authorities have finally allowed majority of Congolese nationals who were stranded in at the Rwanda-DRC border to return home after days of bargaining but entry will be granted in phases.  Over 300 Congolese nationals who live or work in Rwanda or were caught by the lockdown inside the country…
National
Tags: Coronavirus, Coronavirus Bigstory
Relief As Plan to Repatriate Rwandans in UAE Takes Shape
May,11 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_52678" align="alignnone" width="857"] Dubai Airport[/caption]  Rwandans who have been stuck in United Arab Emirates (UAE) following the grounding to halt of all economic activities in line with stopping the spread of New Coronavirus, are set to be repatriated from the Middle Eastern country.  Members of the Rwandan diaspora in different emirates of UAE including…
National
Tags: Aviation, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Bigstory
Anger As Congolese Citizens Are Blocked from Returning Home
May,10 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Congolese nationals who live or work in Rwanda are protesting a decision by provincial authorities in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to block them from returning home despite being given a green light by their country’s Embassy in Kigali and Rwandan authorities.  Over 300 Congolese nationals convened at the One Stop Border Post between…
Regional
Enter Robots: Rwanda to Use Robots to Tackle COVID-19
May,08 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

 Rwanda will start using robots in the fight against New Coronavirus where the programmable machines will be used to do some of the tasks in the handling of COVID-19 cases in a bid to minimise human-to-human contact.  This was revealed by the Ministry of Health on Friday, with the Director of Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC),…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Seven Victims of Grenade Explosion Discharged
May,08 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Seven out of eleven people who were injured in the grenade explosion in Ndera Sector, Gasabo district have been discharged from the hospital, the National Police said on Friday morning. "Seven(07)people have been discharged while four (04) remain admitted at Rwanda Military Hospital and are in stable condition," police wrote on twitter. According to Rwanda Police,…
National
Coronavirus: 7 New Cases Push Total Cases in Rwanda to 268
May,06 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Rwanda recorded 7new case of New Coronavirus on Wednesday, 24 hours after the country had reported no case on Tuesday. The Ministry of Health said on Wednesday that there 7 positive case out of 1, 323 samples tested in the last 24 hours. The total number of confirmed cases in Rwanda remain at 268. The…
National
Tags: Coronavirus, Coronavirus Bigstory
COVID-19: No New Cases in Rwanda on Day 2 of Relaxed Measures
May,05 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Rwanda did not record a new case of New Coronavirus on Tuesday as the country completed two days of relaxed measures which replaced the full lockdown, signaling progress in containing the spread of the virus and cross border transmissions. The Ministry of Health said on Tuesday that there was no positive case out of 896…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Day 2: Rwandans Adjust to New Measures but Challenges in Social Distancing Remain
May,05 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Tuesday marked the second day of the implementation of new relaxed measures to stop the spread of New Coronavirus which got into effect on Monday, with officials warning all people who go out to make sure that they are home by 8 pm.  Countrywide, businesses reopened on Monday with essential staff, not exceeding 50 percent…
National
Rwanda, Tanzania Move to Tackle Cross-border Truckers’ Protests
May,05 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Rwanda says it is working with Tanzanian authorities to quell cross border protests by drivers who are opposing new measures introduced by Rwanda to curb the spread of New Coronavirus by blocking trucks driven by Rwandan drivers to move. Videos of Rwandan truck drivers being attacked by groups of people inside Tanzania, said to be…
Regional
Tags: Coronavirus, Coronavirus Bigstory
Rwanda Relaxes the Lockdown: Who Is Who Out of the Gate?
May,04 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_52360" align="alignnone" width="1400"] Horizon Express Huye-Muhanga with the YES and NO seats[/caption] The first day of partially reopening parts of the economy following the lifting of the full lockdown was met by challenges a shortage of public transport means led to overcrowding and violation of social distancing measures. Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) said…
National
Tags: Coronavirus, Coronavirus Bigstory
Do’s and Don’ts As Rwanda Embarks on Relaxed COVID-19 Measures
May,04 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_52327" align="alignnone" width="1040"] Passengers queue to board a bus in Giporoso bus park May 4. Photo Richard Kwizera[/caption] The Rwandan government took a decision to relax measures against the spread of New Coronavirus, lifting the full lockdown and embarking on a curfew, where sections of the economy will reopen, as people go back to…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
COVID-19: Rwanda Records 4 New Cases As Country Readies for New Measures
May,03 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

As the country readies to embark on new relaxed measures replacing the lockdown this Monday, 4 new cases of New Coronavirus have bee registered and as has been in recent days, are linked to cross-border movements. The Ministry of Health said on Sunday that 4 new COVIDー19 cases were recorded out of 1,047 samples tested,…
National
Tags: Coronavirus, Coronavirus Bigstory
COVID-19: Rwanda Has Conducted over 33, 000 Tests
May,02 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Rwanda has so far tested 33, 303 samples since the outbreak of the first new Coronavirus case in the country in March, according to the Ministry of Health. The numbers were revealed on Saturday as the country announced 6 new cases out of, taking the total number of registered cases to 255 since the first…
National
Tags: Coronavirus, Coronavirus Bigstory
Courts to Resume But No Audiences
May,02 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

As the country prepares to embark on new relaxed measures against New Coronavirus outbreak on Monday, the Chief Justice Dr Faustin Ntezilyayo has issued new directives which courts will follow as they resume operations this coming week. The new guidelines which were adopted by the High Council of the Judiciary will see courts resume on…
National
Rwanda Condoles with Tanzania over Dr. Mahiga’s Demise
May,01 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_52278" align="alignnone" width="600"] Late Dr Augustine Mahiga,[/caption] The Government of Rwanda has extended its condolences to Tanzania following the death of the Minister for Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Dr Augustine Mahiga, who passed on Friday morning at the age of 74. A message from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation (MINAFFET) said Rwanda…
Obituaries
How New COVID-19 Measures Will Work
May,01 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

 As Rwanda moves to implement new relaxed measures to fight the New Coronavirus issued by the Prime Minister Dr Edouard Ngirente on Thursday following a cabinet meeting chaired by President Paul Kagame, details have been issued on how they will work and why some businesses will not reopen.  The Minister of Health Dr Daniel Ngamije…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Back: Prof. Nshuti Manasseh Returns as Minister of State In MINAFFET
May,01 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_52234" align="alignnone" width="680"] Professor Nshuti Manasseh[/caption] Seasoned academic and politician Professor Nshuti Manasseh has bounced back in cabinet after over 12 years after he was dropped, replacing Amb. Olivier Nduhungirehe at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as State Minister in charge of the East African Community. A statement issued by the Prime Minister Dr.…
National
COVID-19: Rwanda Cases Surge to 243 after 18 New Cases
May,01 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

As the country awaits new measures from the Government on the next step in the measures to control the spread of the New Coronavirus, the Ministry of Health on Thursday announced 18 new COVID-19 cases out of 1, 140 samples tested in 24hrs.  The new cases push the total to 243 while recoveries are now…
Uncategorized
Tags: Coronavirus
BRD Rebounds, Buoyed by Fitch Rating
April,30 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_52225" align="alignnone" width="512"] Development Bank of Rwanda[/caption] Two years ago, the Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) Plc was in the news for all the wrong reasons –major losses of up to the tune of $22m and uncertainty for shareholders but the development finance institution has rebounded and is looking to turn around its fortunes.…
Companies
BNR Slashes Repo Rate to 4.5% to Boost Lending, Mitigate COVID-19 Impact
April,30 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_13410" align="alignnone" width="1013"] Central Bank senior officials[/caption]  BNR announced Thursday that the quarterly Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting which was held on April29 to assess recent economic developments at global and national level decided to reduce the CBR to facilitate banks to lend more as a measure to resuscitate the economy in the wake…
Economy
Rwanda Records 13 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Now 225 As Region Ramps Up Joint Efforts
April,29 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Rwanda registered 13 new cases of New Coronavirus on Wednesday out of 1,705 samples that were tested over 24 hours. The new cases bring the total number of confirmed cases in Rwanda to 225. The Increase, as it has been in the last few days, has been attributed to cross-border truck drivers which have become…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Kagame Calls for Comprehensive Regional Response Plan Against COVID-19
April,29 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has called on the continent and regional economic communities to come up with a comprehensive and well-coordinated plan to combat the New Coronavirus.  President Kagame made the call on Wednesday during a virtual meeting of the African Union Bureau with chairs of regional economic communities chaired by President Cyril Ramaphosa of South…
National
Tags: Coronavirus, Coronavirus Bigstory
COVID-19: Qatar Support to Rwanda Timely – Dr. Ngamije
April,29 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

 The Minister of Health Dr. Daniel Ngamije says the support the State of Qatar donated to Rwanda towards fighting the New Coronavirus is timely and confirms the good bilateral relations between the two countries.  The Health Minister made the remarks on Wednesday morning while receiving a consignment of equipment from Doha, which is over 15…
National
Tags: Coronavirus, Coronavirus Bigstory
Sexual Assault Allegations By Refugee Unfounded – RIB
April,29 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) has concluded that allegations of sexual assault by a minor refugee at the Gashora Emergency Transit Centre against a Rwanda National Police commander at the centre in Bugesera district are unfounded.  The Ministry of Emergency Management (MINEMA), which manages the camp together with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR)…
International
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Kagame On Failed EAC HoS Summit, Congo Allegations
April,27 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

At a time when the East African Community (EAC) partner states have been faulted for lacking a united front to combat COVID-19, President Paul Kagame has extensively spoken out on the underlying issues that have led to countries going it alone and allegations that he has not led the region as expected since he is…
Regional
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President Kagame Speaks Out on Economic Stimulus, End of COVID-19 Lockdown
April,27 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame says that the government is mobilizing resources to support key businesses in the country to remain in operation but the modalities of how it will be done and who will benefit are still being discussed. The Head of State made the remarks on Monday during a virtual press conference with the local…
National
Tags: Coronavirus, Coronavirus Bigstory
COVID-19: Seven New Cases Linked to Cross Border Truck Drivers Recorded
April,26 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Rwanda yet again recorded seven new cases of New Coronavirus attributed to truck drivers on Saturday out of 1, 275 tests done. The Ministry of Health said the new numbers, which follow 22 cases recorded on Friday reflect a spike in the cases.  The seven take the total cases registered in Rwanda to 183 but…
National
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They Are Back! Group of Mountain Gorillas that Had Crossed to Uganda Returns
April,25 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_51875" align="alignnone" width="751"] The Hirwa family members that survived illness in Mgahinga back home in Volcano National Park[/caption] In August 2019, a group of mountain gorillas from the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda crossed over to Uganda at the time when relations between the two countries were tense.  While the movement of Hirwa Mountain…
Regional
COVID-19: Rwanda Records Highest Number of Cases at 22, Attributed to Cross Border Truck Drivers
April,24 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

 Rwanda has registered the highest number of New Coronavirus in a single day, recording 22 new cases out of 1,046 tests conducted over the last 24hrs. The spike in numbers is attributed to cross-border truck drivers and their assistants, pushing the total number of cases to 176, of which 87 have recovered and 89 are…
National
Tags: Coronavirus, Coronavirus Bigstory
COVID-19: Rwanda Pledges $1m to Continental Efforts to Combat Coronavirus
April,22 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_51738" align="alignnone" width="801"] President Paul Kagame(Left) at the virtual meeting on Wednesday[/caption] Rwanda has donated $1 million to continental efforts to combat the New Coronavirus outbreak. President Paul Kagame made the pledge on Wednesday during a Teleconference Meeting of the Extended African Union (AU) Bureau chaired by President Cyril Ramaphosa. During the meeting which…
National
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COVID-19: Gov’t Moves to Ease Pressure On Businesses
April,22 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

The Rwanda Government has come up with several mitigation measures to help businesses overcome the impact of the New Coronavirus, including a business support fund that will be availed later in May. The Ministry of Trade and Industry on Wednesday announced key immediate and short term measures to be taken to support businesses to remain…
Economy
Tags: Coronavirus
Three New COVID-19 Patients Identified As Four Recover
April,21 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_51689" align="alignnone" width="709"] A room of a Covid-19 patient- Photo AFRICA MEDICAL SUPPLIER Ltd[/caption] The Ministry of Health on Tuesday said 3 new Coronavirus cases were identified through testing, pushing the cases in the country to 150 ever since the first patient was diagnosed in the country. The three were identified out of 1,449…
National
Tags: Coronavirus, Coronavirus Bigstory
BK Unveils “Turikumwe Special Loan” to Ease COVID-19 Impact
April,21 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Bank of Kigali has introduced "Turikumwe Special Loan", a special loan product which is aimed at easing the pressure on clients as the country continues to battle with Coronavirus pandemic. The new loan facility, whose application deadline is on May 31, 2020 will allow customers to digitally apply for a short-term loan of up to…
Companies
Tags: Coronavirus, Coronavirus Bigstory
COVID-19: Rwanda to Test Locally Made Ventilator
April,20 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_51645" align="alignnone" width="680"] Made in Rwanda by the IPRC students[/caption] Rwanda is testing a locally made ventilator to use in the treatment of New Coronavirus patients which was developed by a team of engineers at the Integrated Polytechnic Regional Centre (IPRC) in what could be a major breakthrough in making of the much needed…
National
Tags: Coronavirus, Coronavirus Bigstory
Govt, UNHCR Move to Restore Calm Among Refugees
April,18 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

The office of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in Rwanda has called on African refugees relocated from Libya last year and resettled in Rwanda to remain calm amid reports of unrest in Gashora Emergency Transit Centre. The UN agency charged with refugees on Saturday issued a statement calling for tranquility and respect…
International
Media Stakeholders Call for Support As COVID-19 Hits Sector Hard
April,18 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_51527" align="alignnone" width="799"] Charles Kakoza a-k-a KNC speaks during meet the president May 2017 [/caption] Media practitioners and owners are appealing to the government to consider the sector among the essential ones that will benefit from a government stimulus package to support key sectors of the economy to remain functional, with many expressing fears that…
National
11 More Days: Rwanda Extends Covid-19 Lockdown To April 30
April,17 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_51517" align="alignnone" width="792"] The cabinet meeting today[/caption]  An extraordinary cabinet meeting chaired by President Paul Kagame via Video Conference on Friday extended the New Coronavirus lockdown which was supposed to end on April 19 for another 11 days to April 30 as part of measures to contain the spread of the virus.  A Cabinet…
National
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Kwibuka26: How Mpakanyi Facilitated 65 Tutsi to Escape to Burundi In One Night
April,17 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_51468" align="alignnone" width="700"] Yonatasi Mpakanyi[/caption] During the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, anyone who hid Tutsis or facilitated them to escape was considered a traitor and would most likely be killed by Interahamwe militia, for it was considered a treasonous act of sabotage. It is a risk Yonatasi Mpakanyi, a resident of Mukindo Sector,…
National
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COVID-19: Rwanda Reports 2 New Cases, 6 Recoveries, Total Now 138
April,16 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_51450" align="alignnone" width="800"] COVID-19 Command Post | Kigali, 12th April 2020. photo Village Urugwiro[/caption] Rwanda on Thursday reported two coronavirus cases, out of 664 samples tested in the last 24 hours. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in Rwanda to 138, of whom 60 have recovered. The daily brief issued by the…
National
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Rwandair, Key Businesses Will Be Bailed out – President Kagame
April,15 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

The national carrier Rwandair and other key businesses will benefit from a government stimulus package to resuscitate the economy and mitigate the impact of the new Coronavirus pandemic when it eventually subsides. This was revealed by President Paul Kagame while addressing over 400 Investors from different parts of the globe in a Webinar session organized…
Economy
Tags: Coronavirus
New Investment Opportunities Will Emerge Out of COVID-19 – President Kagame
April,14 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_51346" align="alignnone" width="800"] President Paul Kagame is already seeing areas where Rwanda needs to improve after Covid-19 pandemic which has become an equalizer[/caption] President Paul Kagame says the world will pick vital lessons from the New Coronavirus pandemic which he said will most likely open up new opportunities for investment as a result of…
Economy
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RMC, RURA Caution Journalists on Violating COVID-19 Measures
April,13 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_51276" align="alignnone" width="657"] RMC Chairperson Cleophas Barore[/caption] At least 6 Journalists have been arrested over the last two weeks for violating measures put in place by the government to stop the spread of New Coronavirus and misusing passes and press cards, according to law enforcement organs. The detained journalists include some who work for…
National
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COVID-19: Rwanda Registers 6 New Coronavirus Cases, Total Now 126
April,12 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_51185" align="alignnone" width="848"] Busy work at the COVID-19 Command Post located ar Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village[/caption] Rwanda has confirmed 6 new cases of new Coronavirus on Sunday out of 1,160 samples which were tested over the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health said, adding that 7 more people recovered from COVID-19. The…
National
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COVID-19: President Kagame Visits Frontline Workers
April,12 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_51183" align="alignnone" width="850"] President Paul speaking to the staff of the task force[/caption] President Paul Kagame on Easter Sunday paid a much needed morale boosting visit to the COVID-19 Command Post located at the Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village (KCEV)- where he interacted with the team of frontline staff working around the clock to…
National
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April 11, 1994: How International Community Failed Rwanda
April,11 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_51148" align="alignnone" width="680"] Fidele Kanyabigoyi, one of the victims who had fled at Nyanza-Kicukiro[/caption]  April 11, 1994 marked the actual day the implementation of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi officially rolled out after it had become apparent that the International Community was not interested in stopping the killings.  Though the killings had begun…
National
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COVID-19: Over 8, 000 People Tested So Far As 11 More Get Discharged
April,11 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_51136" align="alignnone" width="680"] Dr Daniel Ngamije, Minister of Health[/caption] Rwanda has so far tested over 8, 000 people for new Coronavirus, on whom over 11, 000 tests have been conducted, the Minister of Health has revealed, as the country discharges 11 more recovered patients. Appearing on the national television on Saturday, Dr Daniel Ngamije…
National
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April 10, 1994 When Killers Descended on Satinsyi, Mayange and Gahanga
April,11 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_51120" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Josee Rugambwa giving her testimony on killings at Gahanga[/caption]  In its daily documentation of the events that led up to the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi and what characterized the 100 days of the genocide, the National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG) shared details of what happened on April…
Special Reports
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Rwanda Registers 5 New Coronavirus Cases as Total Surges to 118
April,10 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_49987" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Cleaning hands[/caption] Rwanda has confirmed 5 new cases of new Coronavirus on Friday out of 1,036 samples which were tested over the last 24 hours. The Ministry of Health said the 5 are all contacts of previously confirmed cases as the country continues to test more people and observe a lockdown…
National
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Fresh Charges Await Col. Tom Byabagamba
April,10 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_51091" align="alignnone" width="710"] Col. Tom Byabagamba[/caption]  The Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) will arraign Colonel Tom Byabagamba before military courts for additional charges committed while in detention, the Ministry of Defence has revealed.  In a brief statement, the army said that the former head of the Republican Guard attempted to bribe his way out of…
National
COVID-19: 3 New Cases Identified in Rwanda, Total Now 113
April,10 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_51081" align="alignnone" width="680"] The Medical team handling Covid-19 cases. Photo: Dr. Sabin Nsanzimana[/caption] The Ministry of Health on Thursday announced that 3 new cases of COVID-19 were identified out of 720 samples tested in 24hrs. The Ministry says the new cases bring the total number of confirmed cases to 113 (of whom 7 have…
National
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Rwanda Releases 1182 Suspects With Minor Crimes as Courts Go Digital
April,10 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_51072" align="alignnone" width="700"] 36 released from Nyamabuye Police station[/caption] The screening exercise of suspects conducted by the National public prosecution Authority (NPPA), national police and Rwanda Investigation Bureau(RIB) concluded on Wednesday with the release of 1, 182 suspects who have been detained in police cells across the country. The week-long suspect screening exercise started…
National
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Briton Who Died in Rwanda Tested Negative for COVID-19
April,10 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

The family of Matthew Robert Wilson, a British national who passed away on April 3 in Kigali, says he died of natural causes, clearing rumours that he could have succumbed to COVID-19. Wilson, 56, who was fondly known as Matt, died alone in his house located in Kacyiru Sector, Gasabo district, at a time when…
International
Kwibuka 26: Thank You for Standing with Us- Kagame to World Leaders
April,09 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has thanked different leaders from across the world who shared messages of comfort with Rwandans as the country started a one week commemoration of 26 years after the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.  Several Heads of State and heads of institutions from across the world shared messages of encouragement on April 7…
National
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COVID-19: 5 New Cases Identified in Rwanda, Total Now 110
April,08 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_49919" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Five new cases in Rwanda to make a total of 110 cases. Hygiene in the country is prevailing[/caption] The Ministry of Health on Wednesday announced that 5 new cases of COVID-19 were identified out of 772 samples tested in the last 24hrs. The new cases bring the total number of confirmed…
National
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President Kagame Joins AU in Show of Solidarity with WHO, Dr Tedros
April,08 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has joined the African Union (AU) and different African leaders in defence of World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at a time when the world body faces criticism over its handling of the new Coronavirus outbreak. South African President and the current AU Chairman Cyril Ramaphosa…
International
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COVID-19: We Have You In Prayers – Kagame to Boris Johnson
April,08 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_50993" align="alignnone" width="1024"] President Kagame(R) with Boris Johnson, ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) | London, 17 April 2018.[/caption] President Paul Kagame has reached out to the Prime Minister of United Kingdom Boris Johnson who is hospitalized with New Coronavirus and wished him a full and fast recovery. The Head of…
International
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Kwibuka 26: World Joins Rwanda to Mark 26 Years after Genocide
April,08 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_50977" align="alignnone" width="569"] Top-Down from Left: Patricia Janet Scotland, Secretary-General of Commonwealth, Louise Mushikiwabo, Sec-Gen. of Francophonie, Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary-General, Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC) Mousa Faki Mahamat[/caption] Global leaders led by the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, have joined Rwandans to mark 26 years after the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi,…
International
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Small Portions? Gov’t Clarifies on Challenges in COVID-19 Relief Distribution
April,07 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_50902" align="alignnone" width="2048"] Distribution of food[/caption] Several videos have been making rounds on social media, showing a couple of angry people rejecting relief support from the government allocated to vulnerable families during the ongoing New Coronavirus lockdown. “What is this? This can’t feed my family even for one day, they have told me it…
Society
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Kwibuka 26: Today We Pause to Reflect On the Tragedy We Experienced – Kagame
April,07 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

At a time when the country is going through a lockdown to stop the spread of the New Coronavirus, President Paul Kagame said that regardless of the unusual circumstances, Rwanda will continue to commemorate their own as part of their obligation.  In a televised address to the nation at the occasion of commemorating 26 years…
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Kwibuka 26: A Commemoration Like No Other
April,07 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_50932" align="alignnone" width="679"] Kigali Genocide Memorial. A room that shows photos of the victims[/caption] Today Rwandans officially kick off the commemoration of 26 years after the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi but unlike the past years, this year’s commemoration will be different due to the COVID-19 lockdown. Coinciding with the measures put in place…
Society
COVID-19: Top Gov’t Officials Could Raise Rwf2.5bn from Forfeited April Salary
April,06 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_50918" align="alignnone" width="800"] Front from Left: Mimosa Munyangaju, Vincent Biruta, Edouard Bamporiki, Paula Ingabire, Gerardine Mukeshimana, Prof. Anastase Shyaka, Clare Akamanzi, Uzziel Ndagijimana[/caption] Top Rwandan government officials will raise an estimated Rwf2.5bn following a decision to forgo their April salaries which was announced by the Prime Minister on Sunday. According to the Minister of…
National
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COVID-19: Rwanda Discharges 4 Patients
April,05 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_50852" align="alignnone" width="1400"] The discharged patients biding farewell[/caption]  The first batch of people who tested positive of the new Coronavirus were released from hospital on Sunday afternoon, sending a message of hope in the country’s fight against the COVID-19 outbreak.  The four, all men, include 3 Rwandans and a Burundian were discharged from Kanyinya…
National
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COVID-19: What President Kagame, African Leaders Agreed On
April,05 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

On Friday, President Paul Kagame joined fellow African leaders in a virtual meeting to discuss the way forward in the continent’s fight against the new Coronavirus pandemic. The teleconference which was convened by President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa, who is also the current Chairperson of the African Union (AU) was the second and it…
International
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RDF to Try ‘Indiscipline’ Soldiers In Public
April,04 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) has said that five of its members who were recently accused of misconduct by residents of Kangondo II, Bannyahe, Nyarutarama Cell, Remera Sector, in Gasabo district will be tried in public. In statement issued on Saturday, the Military leadership acknowledged the accusations levelled against the soldiers and said 5 have been…
National
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No More Contributions to Agaciro As Fund Grows
April,04 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_50800" align="alignnone" width="799"] Crowd wave to president Paul Kagame during his citizen outreach. Agaciro was launched by president Kagame as a sign of Rwanda's resilience[/caption] The Government has halted contributions towards the country’s sovereign wealth fund known as Agaciro Development Fund which was established in 2012, citing growth in capital and investment to make…
Economy
Bank of Kigali Contributes Rwf 282M, Supports Its Customers During COVID-19 Spread
April,03 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Bank of Kigali has contributed Rwf 282 Million to Government efforts to provide socio-economic relief to vulnerable households in Rwanda as private sector contributions continue to soar. The biggest bank in Rwanda made the announcement on Friday stating that at the time when the world is facing unprecedented challenges with communities and economies everywhere affected…
Society
Tags: BK, Coronavirus
 Kagame, Global Leaders Discuss ‘Fast & Flexible’ Solutions to COVID-19
April,03 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_50786" align="alignnone" width="1024"] President Paul Kagame and Kristalina Georgieva Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)[/caption] President Paul Kagame on Friday revealed he had ‘fruitful’ conversations over the phone with French President Emmanuel Macron, Ethiopian Prime Minister Ahmed Abiy, the President of the World Bank, David Malpass as well as the Managing Director…
National
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Rwanda Gets $109M Boost from IMF to Fight COVID-19
April,03 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Thursday approved a US$109.4 million financing for Rwanda to go towards the fight against the new Coronavirus. The amount drawn under the Rapid Credit Facility which will be disbursed immediately will support Rwanda’s efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 and its impact on the…
Economy
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COVID-19: Two New Cases Push Total in Rwanda to 84
April,02 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Two new cases of New Coronavirus were identified in Rwanda on Thursday pushing the total to 84. The Ministry of Health said the two additional cases of people who tested positive were identified through tests. An update issued by the Ministry on Thursday evening indicated that two more people who were frequent travelers tested positive,…
National
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COVID-19: Rwanda Taking Early Action Paid off- Health Minister
April,02 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_50713" align="alignnone" width="512"] Dr Daniel Ngamije, Minister of Health[/caption] Correction: The Minister of Health Dr Daniel Ngamije says that Rwanda taking early action to rein in the spread of New Coronavirus by tracing all cases and imposing tough measures on the movement of people saved the country from a possible catastrophe. The Minister of…
National
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COVID-19: Rwanda’s Private Sector Braces for Tough Times Ahead
April,02 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Rwanda’s Private Sector is bracing itself for a tough financial year as the effects of the New Coronavirus are expected to last over months through the end of the year, affecting majority of the businesses in the country. From hotels and transport companies becoming redundant and industries closing shop due to lack of raw materials,…
National, Uncategorized
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COVID-19: Rwanda Cases Up By 7, Hit 82 In Total  
April,01 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

The number of New Coronavirus cases in Rwanda on Wednesday surged to 82 after the Ministry of Health announced 7 new additional cases of people who tested positive.  An update issued by the Ministry on Wednesday evening indicated that 7 more people had tested positive, including one person who arrived from Dubai, another from United…
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COVID-19: Cases in Rwanda Up By 5
March,31 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

The number of New Coronavirus in Rwanda on Tuesday hit 75 after the Ministry of Health announced 5 new cases which turned out to be positive. An update issued on Tuesday evening said that 5 samples, including four people who had arrived from Dubai and one local who got in contact with a previously confirmed…
National
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In Pictures: Rubavu Streets, Beaches Deserted as COVID-19 Lockdown Carries On
March,31 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_50566" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Rubavu[/caption] Rubavu town is known to be a city full of life with beaches teeming with people and an alternative destination for people who want to get away from Kigali, Rwanda's capital city on weekends. But, now due to the COVID-19 lockdown, the city is deserted. Rubavu is one of the…
Economy
Tags: Coronavirus
COVID-19: We Are Still On Course to Discharge Patients – Dr Ngamije
March,31 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_50561" align="alignnone" width="1350"] Covid-19 patients were admitted at this health centre[/caption] Rwanda remains on course to discharge the first patients of new Coronavirus in a couple of days following full recovery of the first group of positive cases of COVID-19. The Minister of Health, Dr Daniel Ngamije told KT Press on Monday that they…
National
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Rubavu: Lynched Man Succumbs to Injuries
March,29 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_50493" align="alignnone" width="706"] In the video by Angelbert Mutabaruka, this man was striking severely the victim[/caption] A man who was recently lynched in Rubavu district on suspicion of stealing a bunch of bananas has succumbed to his injuries, two days after Rwanda National Police (RNP) arrested two of the five men seen in the…
National
Rwanda: How COVID-19 Relief Distribution Will Work
March,29 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

The Government of Rwanda on Saturday started the distribution of the first batch of relief items to about 20, 000 households in the City of Kigali as part of efforts to sustain people during the Novel Coronavirus lockdown following President Paul Kagame’s directive on Friday.  The Head of State in the national address said that…
National
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COVID-19: We Are Making Good Progress – President Kagame
March,28 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_50449" align="alignnone" width="680"] President Paul Kagame[/caption] President Paul Kagame says Rwanda is making good progress in the fight against the new Coronavirus outbreak but there will be no room to relax until the virus which has turned into a major global pandemic is fully defeated. The Head of State in a national address aired…
National
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No Dividends – Bralirwa to Propose to Shareholders As Tough Year Looms
March,27 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_50431" align="alignnone" width="696"] A section of Brwalirwa factory-Photo Internet[/caption] In a bid to preserve its cash flow and sustain operations, local brewer Bralirwa Plc will suggest not pay out 2019 dividends to shareholders as the beverage manufacturer anticipates hard times resulting from the New Coronavirus pandemic. Bralirwa Plc which released financial results for the…
Companies
Police Warns Public on Mob, Self-administered Justice
March,27 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_50425" align="alignnone" width="800"] National Police Spokesperson, CP John Bosco Kabera[/caption] Rwanda National Police (RNP) has cautioned Rwandans against engaging in acts of mob justice and other violent acts that can put them at the wrong side of the law, following a viral video of an incident in Rubavu district showing five people lynching a…
National
President Kagame Joins G20 Leaders In Virtual Summit to Discuss COVID-19
March,27 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame on Thursday joined global leaders in a G20 virtual summit aimed at addressing the New Coronavirus pandemic in his capacity as the Chairperson of the African Union Development Agency- AUDA- NEPAD Heads of State and Government Orientation Committee (HSGOC). “Today at Urugwiro Village, President Kagame who is also currently serving as Chairperson…
International
COVID-19: Rwanda to Discharge First Batch Next Week
March,27 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_50246" align="alignnone" width="1350"] Kanyinya Health Centre, one of the Centres that accommodate Covid-19 patients[/caption] The first batch of patients who tested positive of New Coronavirus will be released from hospital mid next week in what could present a ray of hope in the fight against the virus which has so far been diagnosed in…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
COVID-19: Kagame Talks to Canada, Ethiopia PMs on Coronavirus Response
March,25 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_50300" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Kagame and PM Abiy-File[/caption] President Paul Kagame on Wednesday held talks with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ethiopian Premier Ahmed Abiy over the phone on the ongoing efforts to halt the spread of the New Coronavirus as countries work around the clock to stop the pandemic which continues to wreak…
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COVID-19: Central Bank Clarifies On Closure Of Bank Branches
March,25 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_50047" align="alignnone" width="633"] Central bank of Rwanda[/caption] The National Bank of Rwanda (BNR) has clarified on the advice by Rwanda Bankers’ Association (RBA) to banks to close some of their branches in the City of Kigali as part of the measures to curb the spread of New Coronavirus. The Central Bank said that indeed…
Economy
Tags: BNR
COVID-19 Update: Four New Cases Push Total in Rwanda to 40
March,24 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Four new cases announced by the Ministry of Health on Tuesday have pushed the number of positive New Coronavirus cases to 40. The Ministry said the identified cases include two travellers from Dubai, UAE, one traveller who arrived from Brussels, Belgium and one person who got in contact with a previously confirmed COVID-19 case, identified…
Uncategorized
Tags: Coronavirus
COVID-19:Meetings Between Rwanda and Uganda Called Off
March,24 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_48430" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Delegates during an Ad Hoc committee meeting[/caption] The fate of the Quadripartite Summit aimed at resolving issues between Rwanda and Uganda hangs in balance as countries involved in the peace process shift focus to fighting the rampaging New Coronavirus. With Rwanda and Uganda both battling cases of COVID-19 and facilitators Democratic…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
COVID-19: Rwandans Cautioned on Visits, Unnecessary Movements
March,23 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Rwandans have been warned against violating government measures put in place to avert the spread of the New Coronavirus, after it emerged that some individuals are taking advantage of the stay home directive to visit each other. On Monday, Rwanda National Police intensified operations to enforce the Prime Minister’s tightened directives which were announced on…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Churches On Spotlight for Soliciting Tithe, Offerings Amid COVID-19 Restrictions
March,23 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_50234" align="alignnone" width="1200"] ADEPR Muhondo parish in Gakenke District, Northern Province.[/caption] At a time when people have to brace themselves to stay indoors for at least 15 days as part of the measures to curb the spread of the New Coronavirus, religious groups and churches have come under the spotlight for urging their congregates…
Society
Tags: Coronavirus
Don’t Panic – Citizens Urged as Gov’t Enforces Measures
March,22 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Rwandans have been urged to stay calm and follow government procedures issued by the Prime Minister Dr Edouard Ngirente on Saturday evening, aimed at reining in the spread of the New Coronavirus. In a talk show aired on the Rwanda Television on Sunday, the Minister of Health Dr Daniel Ngamije said that all the 17…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Gov’t Fines Traders Increasing Prices
March,20 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

A total of 24 businesses and people in the City of Kigali have been fined after they were caught inflating prices in the wake of the Novel Coronavirus outbreak. Rwanda has put in stringent measures to avert the possible spread, including stopping all social and public gatherings as well as unnecessary movement of people to…
Economy
Tags: Coronavirus
 First Lady Joins #SafeHandsChallenge
March,19 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

The First Lady Mrs Jeannette Kagame has joined the World Health Organisation (WHO) Safe Hands Challenge aimed at encouraging people to wash their hands as one of the most effective ways to stop the spread of the deadly Novel Coronavirus. Speaking in French with subtitles in Kinyarwanda and English, Mrs Kagame shared her video going…
Society, Uncategorized
Tags: Coronavirus
Rwanda: Burundian in Transit 8th COVID-19 Case
March,17 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Rwanda has announced one more case of New Coronavirus, taking the total of people who tested positive for the virus to 8. The Ministry of Health said Tuesday that a Burundian man who was in transit tested positive upon arrival in Rwanda. “One (1) additional coronavirus case was identified through a positive test today, bringing…
International
Tags: Coronavirus
Return Home – French Tourists Told, as EU Plans Border Closure
March,17 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

The French Embassy in Kigali has asked all French tourists in Rwanda to pack their bags and return home as soon as possible as the European Union (EU) moves to close its external borders to avert the further spread of the New Coronavirus. French President Emanuel Macron said on Monday that the EU and Schengen…
International
Tags: Coronavirus
COVID-19: Rwanda Confirms 2 New Cases As Region Goes On Alert
March,16 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_49987" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Washing hands in a public place of Kigali, an effective way to fight covid-19. Two new cases have been confirmed[/caption] Rwanda has announced two additional cases of New Coronavirus, taking the total to 7 in a space of two days as the East African region goes on alert after Tanzania and…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
COVID-19: Rwanda confirms 4 New Cases, Brings Total to 5
March,15 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Rwanda has confirmed four new cases of New Coronavirus, after four people tested positive, bringing the total to five. A Statement by the Ministry of Health on Sunday evening said four new cases were identified and are being treated after the index case of an Indian national who arrived in the country on March 8…
International
Tags: Coronavirus
COVID-19: President Kagame Takes on WHO #SafeHands Challenge
March,15 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has taken on the World Health Organisation (WHO) “Safe Hands” challenge which is aimed at encouraging people to wash hands as one of the most efficient precautionary ways to keep the New Coronavirus at bay. President Kagame was challenged by WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus who started the challenge by posting…
International
Study, Pray, Work from Home –Rwanda Issues COVID-19 Measures
March,14 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

The Rwandan government has announced temporary measures that must be observed for two weeks to avert a possible spread of the New Coronavirus following the registration of a first case in Rwanda. The Government, through the Ministry of Health said places of worship shall close on Sunday, March 14 while schools close on Monday for…
International
Tags: Coronavirus
Fake News: Gov’t Says Circulating ID not of COVID 19 Victim in Rwanda
March,14 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

As soon as news came in that Rwanda had registered the first case New Coronavirus (COVID-19), an Identity Card of and Indian national resident in Rwanda started circulating on social media, mainly Whatsapp messaging app, with people claiming that he is the one. The Ministry of Health has dispelled the rumours circulating, highlighting that Sharma…
International
Tags: Coronavirus
“We Will Overcome” President Kagame on Rwanda Registering 1st COVID-19 Case
March,14 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame says Rwanda and the world will overcome the outbreak of the new Coronavirus strain which has disrupted the world, urging for solidarity and vigilance following Rwanda registering the first case. The Government on Saturday announced that Rwanda had registered the first case of the deadly virus after an Indian citizen arrived in…
International
Tags: Coronavirus
Relocation from “Bannyahe” High Risk Zone Begins
March,13 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_49889" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Those who accepted to move were given money for rent pending completion of their houses[/caption] The relocation of over 182 households located in Kangondo 1, Nyarutarama cell, Remera Sector, kicked off on Friday, with Gasabo district authorities urging house owners in the area to vacate the swamp before disaster strikes. The…
National
Tags: Bannyahe
President Kagame, Buffet Unveil $54M Irrigation Project
March,11 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame and American businessman and philanthropist Howard G. Buffet on Wednesday unveiled a $54m irrigation project that has turned the drought prone part of Kirehe district into a national food basket. Nasho Irrigation Scheme project, which has been operational since 2017, was established by the Government of Rwanda in partnership with the Howard…
Special Reports
Tags: Buffet
Rwanda’s New Visa Regime Comes Into Force. Who is Who?
March,10 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_49743" align="alignnone" width="1024"] On Rwandan visa regime, citizens of Commonwealth countries will get visa upon arrival with Waived visa fee for 30 days. Photo: Internet[/caption] On March 6, a cabinet meeting chaired by President Paul Kagame approved waiver of entry visa requirements to the citizens of member States of African Union, the Commonwealth and…
International
New Changes in Gov’t as Ngabitsinze, Urujeni Take Up New Positions
March,10 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_49718" align="alignnone" width="814"] L-R: Dr Jean Chrysostome Ngabitsinze and Urujeni Feza Bakuramutsa[/caption] President Paul Kagame has done slight changes in government, making new appointments that will see legislator Dr Jean Chrysostome Ngabitsinze and Urujeni Feza Bakuramutsa, who was the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, take up new positions. Until…
National
Tags: Cabinet
1,000 Households to Be Relocated from High Risk Zones
March,09 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_49714" align="alignnone" width="1078"] Kangondo and Kibiraro in Nyarutarama are also set to be affected[/caption] The City of Kigali is set to relocate more households designated as located in wetlands and dangerous slopes that could be prone to disaster as rains are expected to intensify between March and mid-May. According to the Minister of Local…
National
Tags: Disasters
Kigali to Complete Relocation of Households from Wetlands in Three Weeks
March,09 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

The problem of dwelling in marshland/wetland and risking one’s life will be no more by the end of March 2020, City of Kigali announced on Monday. The city of Kigali told the media on Monday, that the exercise to demolish facilities which are still in the wetlands, including garages, industries other facilities is going well.…
National
Tags: Disasters
A Befitting Send-Off: Fare Thee Well Charles Kwizera
March,06 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Words could not describe the feeling stirred by the sight of brave Ethan Kwizera and his little sister Ellan holding onto the portrait of their dad Prince Charles Kwizera as pallbearers, his former colleagues, carried his body into Healing Centre Church, Remera for the requiem mass. Many could not hold back the tears. Men and…
Obituaries
“No Touching” – Rwanda PM Issues New Directives on Corona Virus
March,06 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_49534" align="alignnone" width="1080"] A campaign to fight against Corona Virus in Kigali downtown. Photo/ Roger Marc Rutindukanamurego[/caption] The Prime Minister Dr Edouard Ngirente has issued fresh directives aimed at averting a possible spread of the deadly New Coronavirus as the epidemic spreads to different African countries. Rwanda has not registered a case of New…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Video Shows UAE PM/VP Enjoying Quality Time in Rwanda
March,04 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

The Vice President and Prime Minister of United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed Al Maktoum who was in the country recently enjoyed quality time during his trip to Rwanda’s Northern Province according to a video released by his team.  The UAE leader was the first official guest of the…
International
Tags: Aviation
Changing Face of Kigali: Carwash, One Love & Cadillac Pave Way for Eco-park
March,03 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_49460" align="alignnone" width="1024"] The building complex that hosted several offices opposite former Cadillac. The junction is being demolished. Photo: Roger Marc Rutindukanamurego[/caption] They were all in the same location and were certainly etched on Kigali’s social scene and night life for the last two decades or so. But now, they are no more –…
National
Health, Education Ministers Outline Priorities
February,28 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_49403" align="alignnone" width="1280"] Minister of Health Dr Daniel Ngamije[/caption] The newly sworn-in Ministers of Health and Education have vowed to tackle the challenges that have rattled the two key Ministries in recent months. Shortly after taking oath at Parliamentary buildings on Friday, the Minister of Health Dr Daniel Ngamije said that his first assignment…
National
Put Country Interests First – Kagame to Sworn-in Leaders
February,28 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

  President Paul Kagame has urged newly sworn-in Ministers and Members of Parliament who took oath on Friday to put the interests of the country first ahead of their own interests. The Head of State made the remarks while officiating at the swearing-in ceremony of newly appointed Ministers including Dr Jeannette Bayisenge, the Minister of…
National
Feel at Home – Kagame Tells Luxury Hotel Investors
February,27 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame and the First Lady Mrs Jeannette Kagame on Thursday presided over the opening of the exclusive, ultra multi-luxury One & Only Gorillas Nest eco-lodge in Kinigi, Musanze, Northern Province –the second facility the luxury hotel chain has opened in Rwanda. Speaking at the ceremony, President Kagame’s emphasised Rwanda’s readiness to partner with…
International
RIB, Police Hunting Thugs in MTN Agent Assault Video
February,26 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_49211" align="alignnone" width="700"] Screenshot of the assault of the MTN agent-RIB, Police are hunting the suspects[/caption] Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) and Rwanda National Police (RNP) are jointly hunting for two men who are seen in a video robbing and violently assaulting an MTN vendor in Remera sector, Gasabo district. The video which has circulated…
National
Tags: RIB
Tour du Rwanda: Tesfazion Romps to Victory on Stage 4
February,26 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_49197" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Tour du Rwanda Stage 4: Rusizi-Rubavu[/caption] Eritrean rider Tesfazion Natnael claimed the 4th Stage of Tour du Rwanda from Rusizi to Rubavu district and claimed the yellow jersey, putting a +2’11” gap between himself and Rwanda’s Moise Mugisha, who is second on general classification. The stage from Rusizi to Rubavu is…
Sports
No Cause for Alarm – EALA Speaker Ngoga On His Absence
February,26 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_49184" align="alignnone" width="826"] Martin Ngoga, the East African Legislative Assembly(EALA)[/caption] The Speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) Martin Ngoga says his absence from the regional legislative body sessions and the subsequent election of a Burundian legislator to temporarily replace him is a normal procedure which should cause no alarm. On Monday, EALA…
Regional
Tags: EAC
EAC Is Functional Despite Challenges – Nduhungirehe
February,25 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_38477" align="alignnone" width="800"] Min Olivier Nduhungirehe[/caption] Despite tensions in the region and postponement of Heads of State Summit for the second time, the East African Community (EAC) remains functional, according to Minister of State for Foreign Affairs in charge of the EAC, Amb. Olivier Nduhungirehe. The regional bloc on February 22 announced that the…
Regional
Tags: EAC
REB Explains Miss Rwanda 2020 Results’ Leak
February,25 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_48916" align="alignnone" width="699"] Naomi Nishimwe Miss Rwanda 2020(Middle)[/caption] Rwanda Education Board (REB) says it has nothing to do with the leakage of Miss Rwanda 2020 Naomi Nishimwe national exam results pointing out that the students and schools are in charge of ensuring that their index numbers are not exposed. On Monday February 24, the…
National
Tags: Miss Rwanda
We Admire Your Resilience – Mrs Kagame to Genocide Widows
February,24 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

The First Lady Mrs Jeannette Kagame has hailed widows of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi grouped under their association AVEGA Agahozo, describing them as resilient women who have greatly contributed to the rebuilding of the country over the last 25 years. Mrs Kagame who was the guest of honour at the ceremony to mark…
Society
Tour du Rwanda: Kazakh Star Fedorov Claims Stage 1
February,23 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_48950" align="alignnone" width="799"] Stage winner[/caption]  It was a triumphant start for Yevgeniy Fedorov, the 20-year old Kazakhstan rider who competes for Vino- Astana Motors who dominated the first stage of Tour du Rwanda, from Kigali to Rwamagana and back, easily claiming the 114.4km stage.  Fedorov arrived at the finishing point in Kimironko at 13:30,…
Sports
Tags: Tour Du Rwanda
Rwanda, Uganda Agree on Verification of Claims, Border Reopening Conditions
February,21 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Rwanda and Uganda have taken another step further towards the normalisation of relations by agreeing to verify claims of armed groups fighting the Rwandan government operating in Uganda ahead of the planned full restoration of movement of goods and people. At the 4th Quadripartite Summit which took place on Friday at Gatuna/Katuna Common border, which…
Economy
Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
Rwanda-Uganda Relations: Talks Commence at Gatuna/Katuna Border
February,21 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

At around 11:40am, President Paul Kagame, flanked by Angolan President João Lourenço and Congolese counterpart Felix Tshisekedi, the facilitators of the talks between Rwanda and Uganda arrived at Gatuna/Katuna common border between the two countries for the 4th Quadripartite Summit. The three Heads of State joined their Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Kaguta Museveni for the talks to…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
You are Giants in the making – Kagame to Young People
February,20 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame says young people on the continent have the opportunity to grow and fulfil their aspirations to become giants of the continent. The Head of State sent the message to youth at the launch of the Giants of Africa Festival at Kigali Arena on Thursday at the ceremony during which he thanked Giants…
Regional
Tags: Men’s Basketball
Rwanda Welcomes Release of More Rwandans By Uganda
February,19 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

        The Rwandan government has welcomed the gesture by the Ugandan government to release more Rwandan nationals and the deportation of two terror suspects ahead of the 4th Quadripartite Summit scheduled for Friday at the Gatuna/Katuna Common border.  The Government of Uganda on Tuesday released 13 Rwandans who were illegally detained in the country, deporting…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
Rwanda – Uganda Relations: 2 Musanze Attackers among the 13
February,19 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_48698" align="alignnone" width="705"] Fidel Nzabonimpa(Left) and Seleman Kabayija, two terror suspects of Musanze attacks[/caption] At around 2:11am, 13 Rwandans who were illegally detained in Uganda arrived at Kagitumba One Stop Border Post, exhausted after a long ride from the Ugandan capital and following their release on Tuesday. The 13, who include two men who…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
Uganda Releases 13 Rwandans Ahead of Friday Summit
February,18 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_48594" align="alignnone" width="1024"] The group of Rwandans who have been detained in Uganda will return home. Photo: Ugandan media[/caption] Uganda has released another batch of Rwandans ahead of the 4th Quadripartite Summit set to bring together President Paul Kagame and his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Kaguta Museveni this Friday at the Gatuna/Katuna Common border. Uganda’s Minister…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
Umwiherero Day 1: Day of Reckoning, Open and Frank Discussions
February,17 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Umwiherero 2020-sport times From President Paul Kagame openly speaking about ministers who resigned recently to the Mayor of Bugesera district getting himself in the hotspot, day one of the 17th National Leadership Retreat, Umwiherero, was nothing but a day for officials to openly admit that they needed to do things differently. “Business unusual” and “accountability”…
National
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President Kagame Speaks Out On Ministers Who Resigned
February,16 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has spoken out for the first time about 3 ministers who recently resigned from their positions, attributing their demise to misconduct and bad behaviors which should be unheard of from leaders. Speaking at the opening of 17th National Leadership Retreat, Umwiherero, the Head of State blamed fellow leaders for condoning bad behaviors…
National
Tags: Cabinet, Umwiherero
Rwanda, Uganda Agree on First Steps to Defrost Ties
February,14 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Rwanda and Uganda have agreed on the first steps to take towards normalisation of relations by verifying and reporting back on the different accusations both countries have levelled against each other ahead of the 4th quadripartite summit set for February 21. The two neighbours went back on the drawing table on Friday to try and resolve…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
Rwanda, Uganda Lay Issues on the Table Ahead of 4th Quadripartite Meeting
February,14 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Rwanda and Uganda have gone back on the drawing table, pointing out each other’s concerns and setting demands at the 3rd Ad Hoc Commission meeting in Kigali to lay ground for next week’s meeting between heads of state. The meeting in Kigali on Friday which brought together delegations from the two countries and representatives of…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
Sen. Mureshyankwano’s Husband Killed in Kamonyi Accident
February,13 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_48373" align="alignnone" width="556"] Senator Marie Rose Mureshyankwano(R) and her late husband[/caption] A serious accident that happened on Thursday morning involving an overloaded truck, a coaster and double cabin pick up claimed the life of Edouard Ngendahayo, the husband of Senator and former Southern Province Governor Marie Rose Murenshyankwano. The morning accident which claimed at…
Obituaries
Tags: Mureshyankwano
Fate Sealed: President Kagame Accepts Uwizeyimana, Munyakazi Resignations
February,13 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_48294" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Former State Ministers Evode Uwizeyimana (L) and Isaac Munyakazi. President Kagame accepted their resignations [/caption] It was just a matter of formality and time before President Kagame could accept the resignation for the former State Ministers Evode Uwizeyimana and Isaac Munyakazi who tendered in their resignations last week on February 6. On…
National
Tags: Cabinet, Uwizeyimana
Locust Update: No Cause for Alarm in Rwanda
February,12 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_48162" align="alignnone" width="3500"] In this photo taken Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, desert locusts jump up from the ground and fly away as a cameraman walks past, in Nasuulu Conservancy, northern Kenya. As locusts by the billions descend on parts of Kenya in the worst outbreak in 70 years, small planes are flying low over…
National
Tags: Locusts
Uganda-Rwanda Relations: All set for Ad Hoc Commission Meeting
February,12 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_48257" align="alignnone" width="1040"] Ad Hoc committee meeting in Kampala Dec 2019[/caption] The Ad Hoc Commission of Ministers and other officials from Rwanda and Uganda are to meet this Friday in Rwanda's capital Kigali to lay ground for the 4th Quadripartite which will take place on February 21. However ahead of the Friday meeting, there…
Regional
Tags: Luanda, Rwanda-Uganda Relations
They Are Getting Closer: Rwanda Readies for Possible Locust Invasion
February,10 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_48162" align="alignnone" width="3500"] In this photo taken Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, desert locusts jump up from the ground and fly away as a cameraman walks past, in Nasuulu Conservancy, northern Kenya. As locusts by the billions descend on parts of Kenya in the worst outbreak in 70 years, small planes are flying low over…
Regional
Tags: Locusts
Life In Kagugu, Rwanda’s Most Densely Populated Cell
February,10 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

It is 7:30am on a Friday morning, the hustle and bustle in Batsinda market can literally be physically felt. Young rugged men carrying sacks of foodstuffs and charcoal on their shoulders whistle incessantly asking for way. When you delay a bit, they will shove you aside with brutal force. The small corridors between stalls in…
National
Why Ministers Uwizeyimana and Munyakazi Resigned
February,07 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_27612" align="alignnone" width="800"] Evode Uwizeyimana[/caption] Clause 4 of Article 4 of the 2013 Leadership Code of Conduct states that any leader particularly at the national level is prohibited from engaging “in the use of his/her position to mistreat people or to breach the laws”. It also prohibits leaders from engaging in acts of “mismanagement”…
National
Tags: Cabinet, Uwizeyimana
Showbiz Industry Decries Jailing of DJs Over Noise Pollution
February,06 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_47925" align="alignnone" width="668"] DJ Marnaud[/caption] The arrest of popular local music spinner DJ Marnaud, real name Arnaud Mugisha Gatera, over noise pollution allegations has caused uproar within the showbiz industry, with stakeholders saying that Rwanda National Police should not be arresting DJs but rather the owners of the joints. DJ Marnaud was arrested on…
National
Tags: Local Music
Kagame Roots for Life Saving Drones at First African Drone Forum
February,05 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame says Rwanda has already reaped the benefits of using drones in the health and infrastructure sectors –a sign that other African countries can adopt and use drone technology for socio-economic development. The Head of State made the observation on Wednesday at the opening of the very first Africa Drone Forum (ADF) in…
Technology
Tags: Drones
Rwanda Cancer Centre Will Save the Country Money – Kagame
February,04 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_47829" align="alignnone" width="640"] Some of the services offered at the Rwanda Cancer Centre[/caption] The newly inaugurated Rwanda Cancer Centre (RCC) will save the country millions of money which were being spent on treating cancer patients abroad. The observation was made by President Paul Kagame while presiding over the official opening of the cancer treatment…
International
Tags: Cancer
RIB Investigating Min. Uwizeyimana Assault Incident
February,04 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_27612" align="alignnone" width="800"] Min. Evode Uwizeyimana has come under fire after assaulting a security guard[/caption] Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) has said that investigations are underway to ascertain what happened following an incident in which the State Minister in Charge of Constitution and Legal Affairs Evode Uwizeyimana assaulted a security guard. “Yes, we are investigating the…
Society
Tags: RIB, Uwizeyimana
Luanda Summit: Rwanda, Uganda Renew Commitment to Iron out Differences
February,02 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Rwanda and Uganda have made a renewed commitment to address issues that remain between the two countries at the 3rd quadripartite summit held in Luanda, Angola, on Sunday. President Paul Kagame and his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Kaguta Museveni met in Angola for the third time on the invitation of President João Lourenço who facilitated the meeting…
Regional
Tags: Luanda, Rwanda-Uganda Relations
Coronavirus: Rwanda Stands with China
January,31 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_47597" align="alignnone" width="768"] Construction of 1000 bed Coronavirus hospital in the Hubei Province was completed in 10 days. Rwanda has expressed solidarity with China over the Coronavirus disease[/caption] Rwanda says it stands with China following the outbreak of the new Coronavirus which has been declared by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a global…
International
Tags: Rwanda-China Relations
Coronavirus: RwandAir Suspends Flights to Guangzhou As Global Emergency is Declared
January,31 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

National carrier RwandAir has suspended flights to and from the Chinese city of Guangzhou following declaration of the Coronavirus outbreak as global public health emergency. The airline in a statement on Friday said flights to the Asian country will be temporarily suspended until further notice. “RwandAir has temporarily suspended all flights to and from Guangzhou…
Companies
Tags: Coronavirus, Rwanda-China Relations, Rwandair
Kagame Hails Tshisekedi On Win Against Armed Groups
January,30 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_47562" align="alignnone" width="800"] President Tshisekedi (Right) meets Kagame during AU summit in February[/caption] President Paul Kagame says his Congolese counterpart Félix-Antoine Tshisekedi has made great progress pacifying the Eastern part of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the short time he has been in office, hailing him for a positive contribution to peace and…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-DRC Relations
CHOGM 2020: Preps in High Gear as Rwanda Eases Travel Requirements
January,30 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_47549" align="alignnone" width="758"] Kigali Convention Centre main hall, one of the principal meeting venues of CHOGM[/caption] Preparations for the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) set for June 22 to 27 this year are in high gear as Rwanda readies to host the biggest gathering of  Commonwealth members. Addressing members of the diplomatic…
International
Tags: CHOGM
Kagame Rubbishes Uganda’s Border Closure Excuse
January,30 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_47492" align="alignnone" width="800"] President Paul Kagame speaking at the diplomatic luncheon in Kigali, Jan 29,2020-Photo Village Urugwiro[/caption] For the umpteenth time, President Paul Kagame has had to explain that issues that have bogged down relations between Rwanda and Uganda have nothing to do with the border, pointing out that even without the borders, Rwanda…
International
Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
18 Juvenile Convicts Benefit from Presidential Pardon
January,29 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

  [caption id="attachment_47456" align="alignnone" width="800"] Earlier beneficiaries of the presidential amnesty at Nyagatare juvenile prison[/caption] President Paul Kagame on Tuesday granted mercy to convicted minors in Nyagatare Juvenile Rehabilitation Centre who have exhibited good conduct and excellence in national exams. A cabinet meeting chaired by President Kagame made the decision to release the 18 who…
National
Tags: Prisons
Coronavirus: Rwanda Issues Travel Advisory as Region Goes on Alert
January,29 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_47438" align="alignnone" width="1440"] Among the precautions is to use the respiratory mask. Rwandans were advised not to travel in coronavirus infested province of Hubei[/caption] Rwanda has issued a travel advisory against all non-essential travel to Hubei Province in China as the Coronavirus outbreak continues to threaten to spread outside the vast Asian nation, amid…
International
Tags: Coronavirus
Battered in Uganda, Uzabumwana Succumbs to His Injuries
January,28 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_47401" align="alignnone" width="559"] Dieudonné Uzabumwana[/caption] A Rwandan citizen who was recently beaten by unknown people in Uganda has succumbed to the injuries sustained from the flogging by a group of people. On Monday, emotions were high as Dieudonné Uzabumwana, 30, who hails from Cyanika Sector, Burera district, was laid to rest in his ancestral…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
Rwanda Rubbishes HRW Report, Says Watchdog Driving Old Narrative
January,27 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Graduation at Iwawa. A graduate gets masonry tool kits to help him start a new, productive life back home Rwanda says a report released by Human Rights Watch (HRW) accusing the government of human rights abuses targeting children in transit centres is based on an old, politically-motivated narrative the rights watchdog has been advancing for…
International
Tags: HRW
Bank of Kigali Honours Connect Rwanda Pledge with Rwf 200M
January,25 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_47327" align="alignnone" width="702"] Bank of Kigali Officials handing over the dummy cheque to Mara Phones - Thursday-January 24,2030[/caption] Bank of Kigali of parent company BK Group PLC on Friday honoured the 2,000 smartphone pledge to the Connect Rwanda initiative with a Rw200 million cheque which will go towards purchasing Mara Phone smartphones to be…
Economy
Tags: BK
Rwanda Worried by ‘Negative Rhetoric’ from Uganda
January,24 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_47295" align="alignnone" width="599"] Philemon Mateke(Middle) is said to be in the centre of ugly propaganda against Rwanda[/caption] Rwanda says the Ugandan government should take steps to end the inflammatory statements by Uganda officials and articles published in the media that could set back the thawing of relations between the two countries. This follows statements…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
2019 CPI: Why Rwanda Fell 3 Places On Corruption Index
January,24 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_33258" align="alignnone" width="1080"] An illustration of Corruption vice[/caption] Rwanda slipped three places on the index of least corrupt countries in the world on the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) report by Transparency International from the 48th position last year to the 51st despite remaining the least corrupt country in the East African region and 4th…
International
Tags: Corruption
Rwanda Looks to More Electric Vehicles to Combat Air Pollution
January,23 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_47249" align="alignnone" width="800"] An electric car by VW that was introduced in Rwanda - October 2019[/caption] Smoggy atmosphere in January? Yes, the air you are breathing could be containing pollutants scientifically known as particulate matter, which include carbon monoxide, sulfur-dioxide, and nitrogen dioxide, among others, which go directly into your lungs. Rwanda is working…
National
Tags: Electric Vehicles
Norway Commits to Resettle 600 Refugees Rescued from Libya to Rwanda
January,21 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_47176" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Norwegian Minister of Justice and Immigration, Jøran Kallmyr speaking to the media[/caption] Norway has become the first country to come forward and commit to resettle a big number of African refugees and asylum seekers currently in Rwanda but the screening process might take a little while before the first batch leaves…
International
Tags: African Refugees
How Lies, Genocide Ideology Kept Dependents of Combatants in DRC Jungles
January,17 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_47068" align="alignnone" width="1124"] The recently repatriated dependents of Rwandan militia from DRC jungle in Nyarushishi camp - Rusizi district awaiting to regain their families[/caption] “You will be killed by Tutsis”, “They are bad people” “The voices of Hutus who claim to live in Rwanda are all recorded. They are all dead” and more, are…
International
Tags: Rwanda Militia
We Did Not Need Donor Money to Clean Our Own Backyards – Kagame
January,14 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_46932" align="alignnone" width="833"] President Paul Kagame and HH Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed[/caption] Rwanda did not need the support of donors for citizens to clean their own backyards or take care of their environment over the last two decades as the country had many priorities –from rebuilding the infrastructure to piecing together the social fabric…
National
Tags: Umuganda
Rwanda-DRC: Why Balkanisation Talk is Dangerous to Peaceful Co-existence
January,14 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_46916" align="alignnone" width="528"] Democratic Republic of Congo[/caption] On January 4, a video of two Congolese women carrying a pack of Rwandan coffee in a supermarket in Kampala circulated on social media. In the video, the two women point to the map of Africa, and Rwanda in particular on the ‘Gorillas Coffee’ branded pack. The…
Regional
Tags: Balkanisation, Rwanda-DRC Relations
Who was Pie Mugabo, the Deceased Retired Judge?
January,13 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

He is considered one of Rwanda’s brilliant legal minds and a man who served with integrity from start to finish, whose legacy will live longer in the record books of the country’s judiciary. Pie Mugabo, who retired from judicial service in 2017 passed on last Sunday, with Chief Justice Faustin Ntezilyayo announcing the passing of…
National
Tags: RIP
Harness the culture of gratitude – Mrs Kagame
January,12 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Every time we give thanks or show gratitude, we are lifted to a higher form of self, and we attract even more blessings than we had before –these were the words of the First Lady Mrs Jeannette Kagame as she presided over the 25th National Prayer Breakfast on Sunday. The First Lady was the guest…
Society
Tags: Rwanda’s First Lady
No Cause for Alarm – Rwandair Explains Tel Aviv Incident
January,09 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_13170" align="alignnone" width="915"] Rwandair[/caption] The national carrier Rwandair has dismissed reports of an engine fire on one of its planes in Tel Aviv, Israel on Wednesday, saying that it was a tailpipe fire –a usually common incident in aviation which is caused by unburnt fuel. The airline responded to social media reports which claimed…
Companies
Tags: Rwanda-Israel Relations
Relief As 9 Rwandans Released by Uganda Arrive Home
January,09 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

On Thursday morning at around 12:15am, Nine Rwandans who were on Wednesday set free by Uganda arrived back home after a long journey by road from Kampala. The 9, who include Rene Rutagungira, who was among the first Rwandans to be arrested in Uganda, were officially handed over by Ugandan immigration officials to their counterparts…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
Biruta Speaks out on Uganda, Burundi
January,08 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_46742" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Dr. Vincent Biruta, Rwanda's Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation.[/caption] Rwanda says it will consider lifting the travel advisory against Rwandans traveling to Uganda if Kampala continues to show goodwill towards implementing the Luanda Memorandum of Understanding as it has done by releasing 9 Rwandans. The Minister of Foreign Affairs and…
Regional
Tags: Nkurunziza
Uganda Hands over 9, Rwanda Says Number Still Small
January,08 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_46706" align="alignnone" width="936"] At the briefing during handover: Uganda's Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa(L) and Rwanda's High Commissioner to Uganda, Maj Gen. Frank Mugambage[/caption] Uganda on Wednesday officially handed over 9 Rwandans who were detained in Uganda, including the 7 who were set free by the court martial on Tuesday in what has been described…
Regional
Tags: Deportees, Rwanda-Uganda Relations
Rwanda-Uganda: Releasing 7 Is A Good Gesture but Too Early To Call –Nduhungirehe
January,07 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_46696" align="alignnone" width="708"] Released[/caption] Rwanda says the release of 7 Rwandans by the army court martial in Uganda, including Rene Rutagungira, one of the first Rwandans to be arrested in Uganda, is a positive step in the normalisation of relation between the two countries. Reports in Ugandan media indicate that 7 Rwandans who were…
Regional
Tags: Deportees, Rwanda-Uganda Relations
Rwanda Welcomes S. Africa Law Barring Refugees from Engaging in Politics
January,06 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_12975" align="alignnone" width="824"] Amb. Olivier Nduhungirehe, Minister of State in Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation[/caption] Rwanda has welcomed a new law passed by South Africa barring refugees and asylum seekers from engaging in politics as a positive step towards ensuring that terrorist groups and anti-Rwandan government forces stop operating in the country.…
International
Tags: Rwanda-South Africa Relations
Rwanda Kicks off 2020 Battling Genocide Denial
January,06 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_44266" align="alignnone" width="768"] Mourners give a decent burrial to genocide against Tutsi victims[/caption] In an unprecedented manner, Rwanda has kicked off 2020 battling denial and trivialisation of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi at the international level. The country continues to deal with events that in one way or another minimize, trivialize or outright…
Society
Tags: Genocide Denial
Kagame Speaks out On Museveni Special Envoy
December,31 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has spoken out on the recent message from his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Kaguta Museveni delivered by a special envoy, mentioning that while there is progress in efforts to find peace between Rwanda and Uganda, the initiatives or message must be followed by goodwill. President Kagame made the observations while appearing on a…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
Fally Ipupa Cancels New Year Show As Kigali City Promises Fireworks
December,31 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_46512" align="alignnone" width="857"] Fally Ipupa[/caption] At around 9:41pm on Monday, the unthinkable happened! Congolese singer, songwriter and dancer Fally Ipupa announced at the last minute that he would no longer be performing in Kigali on the New Year Countdown show which was slated for December 31 at Kigali Convention Centre. The ‘Bad boy’ singer…
ShowBiz
Tags: Music Stars
How Kagame’s Family Pledged Smartphones to Rwandans
December,24 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_46240" align="alignnone" width="1024"] President Paul Kagame and his family during the wedding of First daughter Ange Kagame in July this year. Every member in this photo contributed smartphones in the #ConnectRwanda Challenge[/caption] President Paul Kagame says he challenged his family to join the ‘Connect Rwanda’ challenge, an initiative through which individuals or organisations are…
Society
Tags: First Family
Rwanda Laughs Off Call for War by Former Congolese PM
December,24 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

  [caption id="attachment_37027" align="alignnone" width="679"] President Paul Kagame is hosted by his DRC counterpart President Félix Tshisekedi in Kinshasa recently. The two leaders have been meeting to forge new partnership.[/caption] Rwanda is not taking seriously calls by the Former Prime Minister of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and opposition member Adolphe Muzito Fumutshi to wage…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-DRC Relations
How President Kagame Joined the “Connect Rwanda Challenge”
December,22 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

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