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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, Latestnews
“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…
News
Tags: Big-story, 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, Latestnews
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: Latestnews, 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, Latestnews
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…
News
Tags: CHOGM
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. …
News
Tags: President Paul Kagame
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…
News
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
Tags: Rusesabagina
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…
National
Tags: First Family
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…
News
Tags: 1994 Genocide Against Tutsi
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
Tags: Rusesabagina
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
Tags: Rusesabagina
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.…
News
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
Tags: Rusesabagina
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
Tags: Rwanda-Burundi Relations
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
Tags: Judiciary
“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
Tags: Police
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
Tags: Rusesabagina
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
Tags: International Banks
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
Tags: Rusesabagina
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
Tags: Rusesabagina
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
Tags: Cabinet
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
Tags: Coronavirus
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
Tags: RIB
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
Tags: Rusesabagina
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
Tags: RPF
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
Tags: First Family
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
Tags: Editors-picks
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
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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…
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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
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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
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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
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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…
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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…
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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…
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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…
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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…
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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
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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
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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,…
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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
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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
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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…
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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…
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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 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
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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
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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
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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…
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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“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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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)

During the 14th Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF- Inkotanyi) on Saturday at Intare Conference Arena un Gasabo district in the , President Paul Kagame interrupted the Minister of ICT & Innovation who was part of the cross generational panel discussing Rwanda's 25 year journey and what can be done to achieve Rwanda's Vision 2050. President Kagame…
Technology
Tags: Kagame Pledges
Reject Mediocrity –Kagame to RPF Members
December,22 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame and chairman of the ruling party Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF –Inkotanyi) says party members and Rwandans in general should not settle for mediocrity by aiming to do things that might appear impossible and unachievable to some as the country has done over the last 25 years. The RPF Chairman was addressing more…
National
Tags: RPF
Au revoir! 17th Umushyikirano Ends on High
December,21 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Day 2 of the National Umushyikirano Council ended on a high with President Paul Kagame calling for renewed commitment to work with a mindset of improved momentum to drive the country to its desired levels of development. In essence, there were no resolutions issued at the end of the two days but there was a…
National
Tags: Umushyikirano
Rwanda Welcomes Belgian Court Ruling in Neretse Case
December,20 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_46108" align="alignnone" width="768"] Belgium-Neretse Fabien and his lawyer[/caption] Rwanda has welcomed a guilty ruling by a Belgian court in the case of genocide suspect Fabien Neretse on Thursday describing it as a landmark decision. Neretse is the first person to be convicted in Belgium on charges of genocide and war crimes in the 1994…
Society
Tags: Rwanda Genocide
Umushyikirano 2019: A Day of Opening Up
December,19 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

  Day 1 of the 17th National Umushyikirano Council dialogue at Kigali Convention Centre (KCC) was characterised by laying bare issues and addressing them in a concrete manner –there was no room to postpone or skirt around them. In two instances, President Paul Kagame asked the Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources Dr Geraldine Mukeshimana and the…
Special Reports
Tags: Umushyikirano
Umushyikirano 2019: Setting the Momentum for Agenda 2050
December,19 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_45972" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Kigali in 2050[/caption] As the 17th National Umushyikirano Council opens this morning, focus is going to be towards reviewing the achievements registered under Vision 2020 but more importantly the national dialogue will be used as a platform to set the momentum for the much bigger and comprehensive Vision 2050. Rwanda’s Vision…
Economy
Tags: Umushyikirano
All Set for Umushyikirano 2019: What Are the Key Issues?
December,18 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_45958" align="alignnone" width="799"] Citizen raises a hand to ask a question at National Dialogue-UMushyikirano 2018[/caption] Tomorrow thousands of Rwandans will convene in Kigali Convention Centre and different parts of the country to participate in the 17th National dialogue, otherwise known simply as “Umushyikirano” President Paul Kagame is expected to chair the forum for national…
National
Tags: Umushyikirano
Rwanda’s Good Day At the UN
December,17 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

It is not often that two headlines on the same country, come out of the United Nations on the same day. Well, Monday was exceptional –two Rwandan women emerged on top of things at the world body and here is how. First, Rwanda’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Amb. Valentine Rugwabiza was elected as…
International
Tags: Rwanda-UN Relations
Rwanda-Uganda Relations: Why Rwanda Is Not Interested in Another Commission
December,17 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_45783" align="alignnone" width="1040"] Uganda' Foreign Min Sam Kutesa proposing a new joint verification committee which Rwanda says, is not called for[/caption] Rwanda does not see the need to create a new commission or committee to verify the concerns both Rwanda and Uganda have put on the table, which have led to tensions between two…
Regional
Tags: Luanda, Rwanda-Uganda Relations
Qatar to ratify Tourism, Business, Sport Agreements with Rwanda
December,16 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_45910" align="alignnone" width="709"] President Paul Kagame (L) and the Amir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani[/caption] The State of Qatar has moved to ratify agreements signed with Rwanda in a move that will cement the flourishing ties between the two countries. On Sunday, the Amir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al…
Economy
Tags: Rwanda-Qatar Relations
The Week in Review: 10 Big Stories that Dominated This Past Week
December,15 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

From Rwanda hosting the Anti-Corruption Excellence Awards to President Paul Kagame attending the Doha Forum and a ground-breaking agreement between Rwanda and Qatar to build a New International Airport –one thing stood out Rwanda’s relations with Qatar are flourishing. KT Press has picked out 10 stories that dominated the headlines in the past week and…
Economy
7 Key Issues Rwanda Raised in the Kampala Meeting
December,13 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

The second meeting of the Ad Hoc Commission on the Implementation of the Luanda Memorandum of Understanding between Rwanda and Uganda took place in Kampala, Uganda on Friday. Rwanda’s delegation was led by the State Minister for Foreign Affairs in charge of East African Community (EAC), Amb. Olivier Nduhungirehe, while the Ugandan delegation was led…
Regional
Tags: Luanda, Rwanda-Uganda Relations
Angola, DRC Express Optimism as Rwanda-Uganda Talks Commence
December,13 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Angola and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have expressed optimism that the ongoing discussions between Rwanda and Uganda to assess the implementation of the Luanda Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will yield results as the two sides met in Kampala. By press time, the delegations from Rwanda and Uganda were still locked in talks, more than…
Regional
Tags: Luanda, Rwanda-Uganda Relations
Rwanda-Uganda to Meet to Review Luanda MoU Implementation
December,12 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

The AdHoc Commission set up by Rwanda and Uganda to follow up on the implementation of the Luanda Memorandum of Understanding is set to convene tomorrow in Kampala after several postponements. The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs in charge of the East African Community (EAC) Amb. Olivier Nduhungirehe confirmed to KT Press that the…
Regional
Tags: Kampala, Luanda, Rwanda-Uganda Relations
Rwanda Says GDP Grew by 11.9% in Q3
December,12 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

The National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR) says the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 11.9 percent in the third quarter of 2019, with the Industry sector leading the way by registering a 14 per cent growth while the service sector contributed more to the economy. Announcing the GDP performance results for the…
Economy
Hounded for Praising Rwanda, Kagame Encourages Mboweni to Keep Tweeting
December,11 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_37545" align="alignnone" width="800"] Rwanda's capital Kigali[/caption] He has been described by many as ‘a friend of Rwanda’. The former Minister of Foreign Affairs, now Secretary-General of Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), Louise Mushikiwabo, went as far as referring to him as “Mboweni wacu”, which means “Our Mboweni”. For more than two years now,…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-South Africa Relations
Rwanda Scraps Value Added Tax on Sanitary Pads
December,11 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_45717" align="alignnone" width="640"] Made in Rwanda Sanitary pads.[/caption] The decision to scrap Value Added Tax (VAT) on sanitary pads by the Government of Rwanda has been hailed as a move in the right direction - towards making sanitary products affordable especially for girls from vulnerable families. The Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion (MIGEPROF)…
National
Tags: Sexuality
Demolishing the Wall of Corruption in Rwanda
December,09 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

It was an evening of celebration on many fronts as the winners of the 4th International Anti-Corruption Excellence Award were announced in Rwanda's capital Kigali shortly after President Paul Kagame and the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani unveiled the anti-corruption sculpture at Kigali Convention Centre (KCC). Not even the evening drizzle could deter…
International
All You Need to Know about the Mysterious Hand at KCC and the Man Behind it
December,09 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

  It drew a lot of speculation, many linked it to the just concluded 20th International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA), some going as far as claiming that the steel palm is a symbol that says ‘no to HIV/AIDS’ while others simply posted the new sculpture in town for aesthetic reasons.…
International
AfCFTA Should Be About Holistic Integration, Not Just Trade – Kagame
December,09 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_45612" align="alignnone" width="1080"] President Paul Kagame[/caption] President Paul Kagame says the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) which is expected to be fully operationalized next year should not just be about trade alone but it should rather integrate the continent in other areas such as education and other linkages beyond trade. The Head of…
Regional
Tags: AfCFTA
Africa Drowning in Debt is Nonsensical – Dr Kaberuka
December,08 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_45597" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Dr Donald Kaberuka[/caption] The former President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and Chairman of the Global Fund board, Dr Donald Kaberuka has described the argument of Africa drowning into debt, particularly Chinese debt, as nonsensical. Dr Kaberuka, one of Africa’s top economists, dismissed the argument that Africa is sinking in…
International
Tags: International Banks
Being an Entrepreneur Is a Mindset – Kagame to the Youth  
December,08 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_45577" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Kagame addressing the youth at townhall meeting with young entrepreneurs at Kigali Serena Hotel, Dec 7[/caption] It is never too late for one to be a successful entrepreneur but it is rather how one looks at whatever they do with an entrepreneurship mindset and making it their responsibility to see it…
National
Tags: Youth Volunteers
RIB Arrests Two Judges, Court Officials Over Corruption
December,06 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) has arrested two judges and one court registrar over allegations of corruption in a move to crackdown on the vice in the justice sector. The arrest followed complaints from people who had cases pending before the courts of law who claimed that judges solicited for bribes to fast track the cases…
National
Tags: Judiciary
“You served the country with integrity” President Kagame to Rugege, Kayitesi
December,06 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_45538" align="alignnone" width="1080"] President Paul Kagame speaking at the swearing-in of the new Chief Justice[/caption] President Paul Kagame has commended the outgoing Chief Justice and President of the Supreme Court Prof. Sam Rugege and his Deputy Zainabu Sylvie Kayitesi who have completed their mandate, for serving the country with integrity. President Kagame, who was…
National, News, Uncategorized
Tags: Judiciary
How PSG deal will boost Made in Rwanda, Tourism
December,06 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_45522" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Rwanda Development Board (RDB) Chief Tourism Officer Belise Kariza explains the PSG deal to members of the press on Thursday[/caption] From Rwanda Tea being served at the gigantic Parc des Princes on game days to a week of showcasing Made in Rwanda products in Paris, details of how Rwanda will benefit…
Economy, Uncategorized
Tags: Visit Rwanda
Mukantaganzwa Bounces Back in a Wave of Judicial Appointments
December,05 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_45484" align="aligncenter" width="439"] The new Chairperson of the Rwanda Law Reform Commission (RLRC) Domitilla Mukantanzwa[/caption] Domitilla Mukantaganzwa, the Former Executive Secretary for National Gacaca Jurisdiction, has bounced back into leadership circles after several years of being off the scene. Mukantaganzwa was named the new Chairperson of the Rwanda Law Reform Commission (RLRC), replacing Aimable…
National
“Be in the Driver’s Seat of Your Own Lives” – Mrs Kagame to Young Girls
December,05 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

The First Lady Mrs Jeannette Kagame has challenged adolescent girls and young women to be in charge of their own destiny and take advantage of the immense power they have to safeguard themselves from the HIV/AIDS scourge. Mrs Kagame made the call on Wednesday while addressing a Youth-led session themed “Ending the HIV epidemic among…
International
Is Made in Rwanda Working? Putting the Numbers in Perspective
December,03 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_45374" align="alignnone" width="836"] Also Assembled in Rwanda: VW Teramont[/caption] In December 2017, the Government of Rwanda issued the Made in Rwanda Policy which provided a holistic roadmap aimed at increasing economic competitiveness by enhancing Rwanda’s domestic market through value chain development. Though the Made in Rwanda was being promoted for some years through the…
Economy
Kagame, Nyusi Call for Stronger Health Systems,  Resources to End HIV/AIDS
December,02 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame and his Mozambican counterpart Filipe Jacinto Nyusi on Monday made a rallying call for renewed efforts by African countries and partners to end the HIV and AIDS pandemic. The two Heads of States while speaking at the opening of the 20th International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA 2019) underscored…
International
First Ladies Push for More Concerted Efforts in Fight Against HIV/AIDS
December,02 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_45313" align="alignnone" width="640"] R-L First line: Mrs Masisi of Botswana, Mrs Déby of Chad, Mrs Issoufou of Niger, First Lady of Rwanda Jeannette Kagame, Mrs Sassou N'guesso of Congo Brazzaville, Mrs Akufo-Addo of Ghana[/caption] African First Ladies have called for more concerted efforts in the fight against the current challenges presented by HIV/AIDS despite recent…
International
Who is Rwanda’s New Prosecutor General?
November,29 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_45177" align="alignnone" width="873"] Aimable Havugiyaremye (in blue suit) is Rwanda's new Prosecutor General[/caption] A cabinet meeting chaired by President Paul Kagame on Thursday made new changes in key institutions, with Jean Bosco Mutangana, who was the Prosecutor General and his Deputy Agnes Mukagashugi dropped from the National Public Prosecution Authority (NPPA). Aimable Havugiyaremye, who…
National
Uganda-Rwanda Relations: Recent Wave of Arrests, Deportations Violate Luanda MoU
November,28 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_45150" align="alignnone" width="703"] Last week 200 Rwandans were arrested on allegation that Rwanda calls baseless[/caption] Rwanda says the recent wave of arrests of Rwandans inside Uganda and unlawful deportations are in total violation of the agreement signed by Rwanda and Uganda in August in Angola, known as the Luanda Memorandum of Understanding. Reacting to…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
EAC, COMESA, ECOWAS Launch Platform to Link African Women Entrepreneurs
November,27 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_45094" align="alignnone" width="800"] Director Gender and Social Affairs at COMESA Beatrice Simwapenga Hamusonde speaks at the launch of the 50 Million African Women Speak Networking Platform[/caption] The launch of the 50 Million African Women Speak Networking Platform to provide African women entrepreneurs with access to information on financial and non-financial services will be vital…
International
Tags: International Banks
Whenever Women Gain, Everybody Gains – President Kagame
November,25 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_44982" align="alignnone" width="640"] President Paul Kagame at the Global Gender Summit in Kigali- Nov 25, 2019[/caption] President Paul Kagame says that whenever women are involved in the decision making processes and are fully empowered, the society gains more, pointing out that the fight for gender equality should be common sense for all. President Kagame…
International
Rwanda Now Hosting 308 African Refugees from Libya
November,25 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_44941" align="alignnone" width="960"] Part of the refugees who arrived last night at Kigali International Airport[/caption] The third group of 116 refugees and asylum seekers evacuated from Libya under the Emergency Transit Mechanism (ETM) safely arrived in Rwanda last night, bringing the total of refugees airlifted from Libya to 308. The group arrived last night…
International
More Refugees from Libya Arrive Tonight
November,24 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_43060" align="alignnone" width="1080"] The already settled refugees from Libya[/caption] At least 123 African refugees will arrive in Rwanda this evening where they will be transported to Gashora Emergency Transit Mechanism Centre in Bugesera, to bring the total number of refugees evacuated to Rwanda to 312. According to the Ministry of Emergency Management (MINEMA),  the…
International
EAC HoS Summit Pushed to Next Year
November,19 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_44631" align="alignnone" width="873"] A past EAC summit[/caption] The 21st Extraordinary Summit of the East African Community [EAC) Heads of State which was supposed to take place on November 30 has been postponed to a later date in January or February next year. A letter signed by Rwanda’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs in…
Regional
Tags: EAC
Arrested Ugandans Were Smugglers – Rwanda
November,18 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Rwanda says that two Ugandans who were arrested in Burera district on November 11 were smuggling goods into the country through a porous border point. The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs in Charge of the East African Community Ambassador Olivier Nduhungirehe on Monday dismissed reports in Ugandan media that the arrest of Gilbert Beingana,…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
The Stars Spellbound by Rwanda This Year
November,18 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

From Didier Drogba to David Luiz, Naomi Campbell and Ne-Yo, there seems to be one common factor that makes superstars leave Rwanda with unforgettable memories. This year alone, scores of global icons have visited Rwanda and left with stories to tell, some even recalling their visit some months later, relieving some of the memories on…
Economy
Celebrations, Pomp As 320 Officer Cadets Pass Out, Reunite with Families
November,16 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

On Saturday morning, all roads led to Rwanda Military Academy in Gako, Bugesera district, where the first cohort of 320 officer cadets who completed the first degree course combined with military training were commissioned in a ceremony which was characterized by military pomp and pageantry. The colourful ceremony was comprised of a military parade by…
Special Reports
Why Rwanda Asked for Postponement of Kampala Talks
November,14 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Rwanda has explained reasons behind a request to postpone the second meeting of the AdHoc Commission to review the implementation of the Luanda Agreement which was scheduled for November 18 in Kampala.  The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs in charge of East African Community Amb. Olivier Nduhungirehe told KT Press that several members of…
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Why Rwanda Asked for the Postponement of Kampala Talks
November,14 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_44301" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Ugandan delegation during Kigali meeting[/caption] Rwanda has explained reasons behind a request to postponement of the second meeting of the AdHoc Commission to review the implementation of the Luanda Agreement which was scheduled for November 18 in Kampala. The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs in charge of East African Community…
Regional
Tags: Kampala, Luanda, Rwanda-Uganda Relations
The Cost of Destabilising Our Security Will Be Very High – Kagame
November,14 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_44306" align="alignnone" width="800"] L-R(Top): Ignatienne Nyirarukundo, State Minister in Charge of Social Affairs - MInistry of Local Government, Aurore Mimosa Munyangaju, Sport Minister and Edoaurd Bamporiki, State Minister-Ministry of Youth and Culture. L-R(Middle): Gen. Fred Ibingira, Chief of Staff Reserve Force, Maj. Gen. Innocent Kabandana, Deputy Reserve Force Chief of Staff, Lt. Gen Jack…
National
Tags: Kagame-security
Media Diplomacy: Rwanda Accuses Uganda of Channelling Diplomatic Issues Through the Media
November,14 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

  [caption id="attachment_44301" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Ugandan delegation during a recent meeting in Kigali.[/caption] Ahead of the second meeting of the AdHoc Commission to review the implementation of the Luanda Agreement, Rwanda has yet again accused Uganda of addressing diplomatic issues through the media, which goes against the spirit of the resolutions of the first meeting…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
UPDATE: Rwanda Hands Over Bodies of Ugandan Smugglers
November,12 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_44222" align="alignnone" width="1032"] Employees of a funeral service company put the Coffin inside the car[/caption] Officials of Nyagatare district in Eastern Province on Tuesday morning handed over two bodies of Ugandans who were shot dead on Sunday morning as they allegedly smuggled goods into Rwanda. The Rwandan team, led by the Mayor of Nyagatare…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
National Exams Kick off, Munyakazi Urges Candidates to Excel
November,12 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_44212" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Isaac Munyakazi opening the first examination envelop at GS Officiel Butare[/caption] National exams for Ordinary, Advanced Levels as well as vocational schools kicked off this morning, with 119, 000 O’ Level and 51, 291 A’ Level sitting their exams on the rainy Tuesday morning. The Minister of State in Charge of…
National
How A Corrupt Official Replaced A Corrupt Official At Scandal-Ridden Hospital
November,12 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

In January 2012, Innocent Sevumba was suspended from his post as the Kibuye Hospital administrative officer following investigations into the embezzlement of Rwf18.5m. Sevumba had been briefly arrested and released on bail following a disputed audit in which he, alongside the hospital accountant Léandre Ntigurirwa and the procurement officer Dominique Nzaramba were accused of embezzling…
National
Police to Investigate Shooting of Ugandan Smugglers
November,10 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

The Rwanda National Police (RNP) says it is investigating circumstances under which two Ugandans suspected of smuggling goods into Rwanda were shot dead on Sunday. Police said the two Ugandan men identified as Job Ebindishanga and Bosco Tuheirwe were shot dead at around 3am in Tabagwe Sector, Nyagatare district, Eastern Province, after they were intercepted…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
Video: What President Kagame said about Regional Issues
November,09 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

On Friday when President Paul Kagame met journalists, he weighed in on a number of issues which are affecting the Great Lakes Region and the East African Community (EAC) in general, highlighting the need for quick intervention in the situation in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). President Kagame was the first regional leader to speak…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
Uphold Professionalism, Put Citizens First –President Kagame to Medics
November,08 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has urged medical doctors to put the citizens and country’s interests ahead of their own and challenged them to uphold professional ethics, if the health sector has to meet the expectations of the masses. The Head of State made the call on Thursday while meeting close to 1, 000 medical doctors from…
National
Use of Technology to Identify Remains of Genocide Victims Mooted
November,06 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

The National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG) has been urged to consider using technology to identify remains of victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The call was made during a meeting to discuss ways of identifying where the remains of genocide victims are hidden in the wake of recent discoveries of…
National
Water Body Searching Contractor to Build Kigali Centralised Sewerage System
November,06 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Kigali could soon have a Central Sewerage System following revelations by the Water and Sanitation Corporation (WASAC) that the utility is searching for a contractor to build the over 85km sewerage network. However, the utility which is charged with water and sanitation in the country is yet to zero down on the company to implement…
National
Tags: Water
Kagame Pays Tribute to Judiciary As Chief Justice Bids Farewell
November,05 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

  President Paul Kagame has said that Rwanda’s judicial sector has undergone key reforms over the last 15 years, which have resulted into citizens having trust in the justice system. The head of state however challenged the sector to deal with the remaining challenges, including reported corruption which Transparency International says has been on the…
National
Medical Students  Will Graduate – Dr Murigande
November,02 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_43802" align="alignnone" width="755"] UR medical students in a graduation ceremony[/caption] The University of Rwanda (UR) has cleared the air over the fate of 370 medical students who were reportedly set to miss graduation on November 8, saying that they will graduate withthe rest. Dr Charles Murigande, Deputy Vice Chancellor in Charge Institutional Advancement at…
National
Rwanda: Are Banks Susceptible to Cyber Fraud?
November,02 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

 On Thursday night, Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) announced that it had arrested 12 people for attempting to defraud Equity Bank Rwanda in a cyber-heist involving 8 Kenyans, 3 Rwandans and 1 Ugandan.  RIB said the individuals were about to penetrate the systems of the bank and transfer undisclosed amounts of money to their accounts but…
Economy
Tags: Cyber Crimes
Bugesera Road Expansion Taking Shape
November,01 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Works to expand the Sonatubes-Gahanga-Akagera bridge road are set to be complete by April next year as the road works approach Nyanza-Kicukiro, despite the expropriation exercise continuing. According to Imena Munyampenda, the Director General of Rwanda Transport Development Agency (RTDA), expansion of the 13.8km road which stretches from Sonatubes in Kicukiro, to River Akagera (also…
National
How Potable Is WASAC Water?
October,31 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_43579" align="alignnone" width="800"] President Kagame examines the cleanness of Nzove water treatment plant in March 2019[/caption] “Is it safe to drink tap water in Rwanda?” a tourist asked on the website of the UK-based travel agency Natural World Safaris. “Unfortunately, no. We do not recommend you drink tap water during your time in Rwanda.…
National
WASAC Moves to Cut Rwf10bn Water Losses, End Rationing
October,31 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_28094" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Former state Minister Germaine Kamayirese launching water channel in Nkombo sector. Wasac says they are starting numerous projects this year[/caption] The Water and Sanitation Corporation (WASAC) says it will cut water rationing tremendously by May next year after the completion of key water supply and forwarding projects that are currently under…
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Uganda-Rwanda Relations: Is Uganda Politicising Regional Issues?
October,29 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_43502" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Participants at the consultative meeting on joint operations in DRC last week[/caption] Rwanda is flabbergasted by reports in Ugandan media claiming that the Rwandan government was furious over Uganda’s refusal to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between countries in the great lakes region to carry out joint operations in the…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
RNC Suspects: Why Maj (Rtd) Mudathiru and Co. Could Not Get Bail
October,29 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Lack of known addresses in Rwanda, being flight risks and facing charges of a serious nature are some of the reason the panel of judges led by Lt Col. Charles Asiimwe Madudu based on this Monday to deny bail to the 25 suspects linked to terror outfit Rwanda National Congress (RNC) and P5. The Nyamirambo…
National
No Bail: The 25 RNC Suspects to Be Detained for 30 Days Pending Trial
October,28 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

The Nyamirambo based Military tribunal has ruled for a 30-day provisional detention against the 25 suspects linked to Rwanda National Congress (RNC) after assessing their files. The group includes Rwandans, Burundians and Ugandans who were arrested by government forces in their DR Congo bases where they trained and planned to launch attacks on Rwanda. Majority…
National
Bail or Remand? Ruling in Case Involving 25 RNC Suspects Soon
October,28 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Amid heavy rain, 25 suspects linked to terror group - Rwanda National Congress (RNC) arrived at the Military Tribunal in Nyamirambo on Monday, where they await their fate on bail. Majority of the group, led by Maj(Rtd) Habib Mudathiru, have pleaded guilty to the charges and sought for leniency. The group includes Rwandans, Burundians and…
National
Doing Business 2020: Rwanda Maintains 2nd Position in Africa
October,25 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Some of the recent businesses in Rwanda: Kigali Logistics PlatformRwanda has maintained the second position in the World Bank's annual Doing Business report. Rwanda ranked second after Mauritius which has maintained top position on the continent level for a couple of years. However, a sudden a change in the methodology used by the World Bank to…
International
Hope Restored for Refugees from Libya But What Next?
October,24 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

As we enter Gashora Emergency Transit Centre in Bugesera district, Eastern Rwanda, we are welcomed by a sight of young men in the front yard cheerfully playing a volley ball game and chatting away. Women clad mainly in long dresses with overhead shawls also look on with curiosity as a group of journalist descend on…
Society
Rwanda to Receive More 120 African Refuges From Libya Early Next Month
October,23 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_43008" align="alignnone" width="1080"] The refugees from Libya in Gahora camp, Eastern Rwanda[/caption] Rwanda will receive the third batch of 120 African refugees from Libya early next month, the UN Refugee Agency has said today. Elise Vellachallane, the External Relations Officer from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees(UNHCR) in Rwanda was part of a…
International
Catholic Church to Mark 25 Years of Unity and Reconciliation, but Questions Remain
October,22 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_42930" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Msgr Antoine Kambanda, the Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Church in Rwanda[/caption] When the global head of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis met President Paul Kagame in March 2017 and acknowledged the church’s failures in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, it was presumed that the Pontiff had ended decades…
Society
Dry Port to Link Rwanda to Continent, Save Country $50 Million Annually
October,21 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame says the newly launched Kigali Logistics Platform by DP World will go a long way in facilitating trade and movement of goods under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). The Head of State made the observation while officiating at the launch of the first phase of the first inland dry port…
Companies
Go Serve the People – Kagame to New Senators
October,18 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Putting the interests of the citizens first and serving the country selflessly should be the key principles to guide the newly sworn in members of the Senate according to President Paul Kagame.  The Head of State made the observation on Thursday after presiding over the swearing in of 20 new Senators who joined the upper…
National
RURA Moves to Overhaul Public Transport in a Bid to Improve Efficiency
October,17 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Improved route planning, better vehicle mix and introducing a strict scheduled service are some of the key changes that Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) is introducing in the public transportation system under new reforms dubbed “Public Transport Generation 2”. The new phase of reorganising the public transport sector will see existing and new transport companies…
National
Tags: Transport
30 Days Gone, No Sign of Meeting Between Rwanda and Uganda
October,17 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_40909" align="alignnone" width="1080"] A delegation of Uganda during a recent meeting in Kigali.[/caption] When the first meeting of the AdHoc Commission between Rwanda and Uganda to follow up on the implementation of the Luanda Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) convened in Rwanda's capital Kigali on September 16 this year, it was agreed that the next…
Regional
Tags: Kampala, Luanda, Rwanda-Uganda Relations
No Nation is Hostage to Its Past -President Kagame in CAR
October,15 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame says every country has the capacity to overcome a difficult past and set itself on the path to development given the determination and will to do so. President Kagame made the observation on Tuesday in Central African Republic (CAR) during a state luncheon he was hosted to by his counterpart President Faustin-Archange…
International
Central Bank Moves to Address Coin Shortage
October,15 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

The National Bank of Rwanda (BNR) has moved to address the biting coin shortage as businesses lament over lack of Rwf100 and Rwf50 coins in circulation, which they say has affected business operations. Retailers and transport operators, mostly passenger motorcycle operators and other small businesses say they don’t have enough coins to sustain their business,…
Economy
Tags: BNR
Military Court Has the Jurisdiction to Try 25 RNC Militias –Judges
October,14 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Following an earlier stalemate between Prosecutors and Lawyers on whether the Military Tribunal has the competence to try 25 militias linked to Rwanda National Congress (RNC), Judges ruled on Monday evening in favour of Prosecution, stating that the court has the jurisdiction to try the individuals. There was a stalemate earlier in the morning as…
National
The Alleged 25 Members of RNC Back to Court: Disagreements Between Parties
October,14 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

 The pretrial hearing of the 25 people that are allegedly linked to Rwanda National Congress (RNC) suspected of being part of an illegal armed group that sought to attack Rwanda has resumed at the Military Tribunal in Nyamirambo two weeks after it had been adjourned for them to get lawyers. The Military Tribunal that had adjourned…
National
We Must Intensify Our Resolve to Change Cultural Practices that Limit Girls –First Lady
October,11 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Rwanda's First Lady Mrs. Jeannette Kagame says it is time the society worked towards changing cultural practices that limit girl’s potential and keep them constantly below boys, if the continent is to achieve holistic empowerment of women and girls. The First Lady made the call on the International Day of the Girl Child, at the…
International
Xenophobia Should Not Have A Place In Our Society –President Kagame
October,10 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has weighed in on a recent debate of Xenophobia on the continent, saying that the vice should have no place in the African society today and it is everyone’s responsibility to fight it. The Head of State, who was responding to questions from African youth who are in Kigali to attend the…
International
RIB Confirms Ingabire Summoned
October,08 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) has summoned the leader of unregistered political party Union Democratic Forces (FDU-Inkingi) Victoire Umuhoza Ingabire on yet undisclosed grounds. Sources say the summon is related to suspected links to attacks in Musanze district last week which claimed 14 people and injured 18 others. RIB Spokesperson Modeste Mbabazi confirmed to KT Press…
National
Tags: Ingabire
Deportation of Schoof Was Long Overdue–Nduhungirehe
October,08 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_41787" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Police arrests Gregg Schoof yesterday[/caption] The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs in charge of East African Community Olivier Nduhungirehe has spoken out on the deportation of American ‘evangelist’ and media owner Gregg Schoof, saying that it was long overdue because he had disregarded decisions made by courts and institutions in…
International
Mara Phones Launch: More Rwandans Will Afford Smartphones –President Kagame
October,07 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_41764" align="alignnone" width="663"] President Paul Kagame at the launch of Mara Phones[/caption] With just 15 per cent of Rwandans owning smartphones, President Paul Kagame believes the number remains very low and the launch of Mara Phones will go a long way in addressing this challenge, allowing more Rwandans to own smartphones. President Kagame made…
Companies
So Close Yet So Far: Intayoberana Miss Out on EAGT Prize Money
October,07 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

It was an evening of anticipation –anyone could have taken it but there had to be only one winner. However for Rwanda’s Intayoberana, coming in second was such an achievement but not being able to walk away with the grand prize of $50, 000 will always stick on their minds. Nevertheless, they proved everyone wrong,…
ShowBiz
UPDATE: 19 Assailants Killed, Calm Restored
October,06 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_41685" align="alignnone" width="1080"] The five suspects that were arrested[/caption] At least 19 assailants have been killed in operations to hunt for a group which launched an attack on villages in the Northern Province district of Musanze, killing at least 14 people and injuring 18 others on Friday night. Rwanda National Police (RNP) said Sunday…
National
Rwanda Day: Bonn is Buzzing!
October,04 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

All is set for Rwanda Day tomorrow on Saturday in the German city of Bonn where more than 4, 000 Rwandans and friends of Rwanda are expected to convene in the former German capital. President Paul Kagame is expected to address this year’s Rwanda Day which is themed “Rwanda25: Owning our Future”. The First Lady…
International
Uganda, Burundi Implicated in P5 Rebel Group Case
October,02 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_41445" align="alignnone" width="1080"] In Front: Major(Rtd) Habib Mudasir is allegedly the RNC recruitment coordinator[/caption] Uganda and Burundi have been explicitly mentioned in the case of 25 people, all members of ‘P5’, a coalition of groups fighting the Rwandan government, who were arrested in Democratic Republic Congo (DRC) and handed over to Rwanda earlier this…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda Militia
25 Rwanda National Congress Suspects In Court. As It Happened
October,02 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Escorted by military police, the group of twenty-five suspects accused of being rebel fighters for the Rwanda National Congress (RNC) arrived at a military tribunal in Nyamirambo, for a pre-trial hearing. They included retired Major Mudasir Habib, who was captured recently in the Democratic Republic of Cong (DRC), during a battle with the DRC army.…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda Militia
Why Supreme Court Rejected Uwamurera Senate Nomination
October,02 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Lack of experience, no track record of notable service and limited exposure in leadership are some of the reasons Supreme Court Judges based on to block the nomination Salama Uwamurera to the country’s upper chamber of Parliament, the Senate. A Supreme Court decision signed by Justice François Regis Rukundakuvuga seen by KT Press indicates that…
National
RDB Takes over Gishwati-Mukura National Park
October,01 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_41371" align="alignnone" width="1080"] At the handover of Gishwati national park: Belise Kaliza, the Chief Tourism officer on behalf of RDB and Minister of environment Vincent Biruta[/caption] Created out of scarcity and regarded among the world’s newest national parks, Gishwati-Mukura National Park is now in the hands of Rwanda Development Board (RDB) and will soon…
National
Rejected: Supreme Court Overrules Senate Nomination
October,01 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_41340" align="alignnone" width="649"] Salama Uwamurera. Her candidacy was rejected[/caption] The Supreme Court has rejected the nomination of Salama Uwamurera to the country’s upper chamber of the Senate on grounds of inexperience. Uwamurera, a member of the Ideal Democratic Party (PDI), was elected by the National Consultative Forum of Political Organisations (NFPO) on September 19…
National
Naivety or Utter Ignorance? Ugandan Comedian in the Spotlight over Genocide Joke
September,30 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_41332" align="alignnone" width="873"] Comedian Patrick ‘Salvador’ Idringi[/caption] Rwandans have taken to Social Media to lambast Ugandan comedian Patrick ‘Salvador’ Idringi for a joke some described as ‘tasteless’ while others said it trivialises the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. It is understood that Salvador made the joke on April 5 at Kampala Serena Hotel during…
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A Gloomy Morning Followed by a Heavy Downpour: Expect More
September,30 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

The morning of Monday September 30, 2019 was characterised by heavy dark clouds that were followed by heavy rain that started around 7:50am and persisted for the better part of the morning. According to Rwanda Meteorology Agency (RMA), heavy rain was experienced across the country and will continue throughout the day. The morning downpour saw…
National
Rwanda Welcomes Decision to Reject Ngirabatware Appeal to Overturn Sentence
September,28 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Rwanda has welcomed a decision by the United Nations International Residual Mechanism of the Criminal Courts to reject a request to review the conviction of one of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi masterminds Augustin Ngirabatware who sought to overturn his 30 year sentence. The National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG) on Friday…
National
First Batch of Refugees Arrives in Rwanda from Libya
September,27 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

The first batch of African refugees to be evacuated from Libya arrived in Rwanda on Thursday night aboard a chartered flight, consisting of unaccompanied minors, vulnerable mothers and their children. The group is the first under the African Union-UN Emergency Transit Mechanism to evacuate vulnerable refugees from Libya. The first group of 66 people, instead…
International
Patronage vs Partnerships: Time to Have Better Conversations –Kagame
September,27 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame says time for dictating Africans what they should do or be is up and now is the time for better conversations and partnerships that can mutually benefit the west and the continent in a more respectable manner. The head of state made the remarks on Thursday while addressing the World Leaders Forum,…
International
Rwanda’s First Lady and the Busy Schedule in New York
September,26 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

It is that time of the year when global leaders gather in New York for a flurry of activities during the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and dozens of other events on the sidelines which involve high ranking officials from across the world. The First Lady Jeannette Kagame and First Ladies from across the world…
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Now President Kagame Wishes Kigali Arena had 20, 000 Capacity
September,25 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Few days after the Kigali Arena was filled to capacity during the National Basketball Championship Playoffs last weekend, President Paul Kagame now wishes the state-of-the-art sports facility had been built to accommodate at least 15, 000 or 20, 000 people. President Kagame did not attend Bank of Kigali Championship Playoffs between Patriots Basketball Club and…
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Tags: Sports
Africa is a Source of Solutions –President Kagame at UNGA
September,25 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame on Tuesday said that Africa is ready to play her role in addressing global challenges such as global inequality and others which affect the continent directly, which can only be addressed by working together. President Kagame made the remarks while addressing the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) as global leaders gather in…
International
Ebola: King Faisal, Two More Hospitals in Simulation Exercise
September,24 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

King Faisal Hospital, Kigali (KFH), Kibagabaga and Masaka district hospital on Tuesday conducted simulation exercises aimed at preparing for a possible outbreak of the Ebola virus and managing it. The Ebola simulation exercise (SIMEX) which is aimed at ensuring readiness by hospitals in case of an Ebola emergency outbreak, saw medical personnel engage in activities…
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Universal Health Care: Kagame Urges Global Leaders to Take the Lead
September,23 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

  President Paul Kagame has urged global leaders and policymakers to take the lead in making Universal Health Care (UHC) for all a reality. President Kagame made the call on Monday in New York while addressing Heads of State and Government as well as Heads of Delegations from across the world at a High-Level Meeting…
International
Goodrich TV Owner Dr Habumugisha Released on Bail
September,23 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_40850" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Dr Habumugisha and his lawyer after pre-trial[/caption] The Nyarugenge Intermediate Court on Monday granted bail to Dr Francis Habumugisha, the owner of Goodrich TV, who is accused of assaulting Diane Kamali during a business meeting in a much-publicised assault case which drew a lot of furore on social media. Habumugisha is…
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Kagame Pays Tribute to his Advisory Council Members with New Faces on the List
September,23 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame has thanked members of the Presidential Advisory Council (PAC) for sticking with Rwanda even when many had written off the country, telling them that their efforts have not been in vain. PAC, a group of eminent Rwandan and International experts who offer strategic advice to President Kagame and the Rwandan government…
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We’ve Improved Efficiency, We Still have Issues to Solve – REG Boss
September,20 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_41031" align="alignnone" width="640"] Rwanda Energy Group CEO, Ron Weiss.[/caption] Amid reports of financial mismanagement and failure to account for public funds in the ongoing Public Accounts Committee (PAC) hearings in Parliament, the CEO of the energy holding company - Rwanda Energy Group (REG), Ron Weiss says the power company has since improved efficiency but…
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Tags: PAC: The Inquiry Into Public Funds Management
No-Nonsense Legislator Juvenal Nkusi Bounces Back, This Time in the Senate
September,19 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_41001" align="alignnone" width="480"] Salama Uwamurera and Juvenal Nkusi. The no-nonsense legislator bounced back, this time in the Senate.[/caption] He is remembered for grilling public officials relentlessly during the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) hearings in Parliament for failing to account for or mismanaging public funds until he decided to bow out after 24 years in…
National
Confirmed: FDLR Top Commander Mudacumura Killed, Rwanda Welcomes Development
September,18 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

The top commander of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) has been killed by the Congolese army in an operation, the Spokesperson of the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC) in North Kivu confirmed to KT Press on Wednesday. Maj. Ndjike Kaiko said that Gen. Sylvestre Mudacumura was…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda Militia
Kagame, EABC Discuss Regional Integration, Trade
September,16 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Members of the East African Business Council (EABC) on Monday met with President Paul Kagame, who is also the current chairman of the East African Community (EAC), to discuss issues affecting trade and regional integration. The EABC delegation led by Chairman Nicholas Nesbitt met President Kagame at his Village Urugwiro office in the capital Kigali…
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Rwanda, Uganda Set Terms for MoU Implementation
September,16 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Rwanda and Uganda have agreed to resolve the outstanding issues which have affected relations between the two countries following the first Ad Hoc Commission meeting in Kigali on Monday, in what could be a major step towards the normalisation of relations. Following the meeting in Kigali, Rwanda provided a list of Rwandans who are detained…
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Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
Rwanda, Uganda Take First Step to Implement Luanda MoU
September,16 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_40907" align="alignnone" width="632"] Ministers Sam Kutesa of Uganda and Rwanda's Amb. Nduhungirehe shake hands before the meeting. Photo: Roger M. Rutindukanamurego[/caption] Rwanda and Uganda have vowed to take necessary steps to implement the provisions of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed on August 21, 2019, in Luanda, Angola aimed at resolving tensions between the…
Regional
Tags: Kampala, Luanda, Rwanda-Uganda Relations
We Have Achieved a Lot as RPF- President Kagame
September,14 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame and chairman of the ruling party Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF-Inkotanyi) said on Saturday that Rwanda has transformed under the rule of the party but warned against complacency as the country aspires to achieve its development targets. President Kagame, while addressing over 2, 000 members of the political bureau at the party headquarters…
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Dr Habumugisha Denies Assault Allegation, Says Plaintiffs Are Business Rivals
September,13 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_40850" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Dr Habumugisha and his lawyer after pre-trial[/caption] The Nyarugenge Intermediate Court has heard in pre-trial hearing, a case involving prosecution against Dr Francis Habumugisha, the owner of Goodrich TV who is accused of assaulting his employee Diane Kamali, and another one identified as Mary Magdalene Nzaramba. In court on Friday, Habumugisha…
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What next as Rwanda, Uganda Meet?
September,11 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Stakes will be high as officials from Rwanda and Uganda meet to discuss the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed on August 21 in Luanda, Angola aimed at resolving tensions between the two countries. The meeting which will bring together Foreign Affairs Ministers from the two countries will take place this coming Monday…
Regional
Tags: Luanda, Rwanda-Uganda Relations
“We Shall Follow Up”- Kagame Weighs in on Assault Case
September,11 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_40768" align="alignnone" width="950"] Diane Kamali, the lady who complained on twitter, tagging President Paul Kagame[/caption] President Paul Kagame has weighed in on the assault case involving businessman Dr Francis Habamugisha of Goodrich TV who is accused of beating an employee in public in a widely circulated video published on Twitter last week. The video…
National
Rwanda Never Received Money to Host Refugees from Libya – Kamayirese
September,10 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_40738" align="alignnone" width="680"] L-R: Hope Tumukunde, Rwanda's envoy to Ethiopia and AU, Cosmas Chanda, refugees representative to the African Union and Mrs. Amira ElFadil, African Union Commissioner for Social Affairs[/caption] The first batch of 500 African refugees stuck in precarious conditions in Libya is set to arrive in Rwanda ‘soonest’ following the signing of…
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Kwita Izina 2019: Kagame Hails Cooperation Between Citizens, Gov’t
September,06 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_40602" align="alignnone" width="639"] President Paul Kagame at Kwita Izina today[/caption] President Paul Kagame has attributed Rwanda’s tremendous gains in tourism and conservation to effective cooperation between the citizens who live around the parks, the government and partners who work together to ensure that parks are well conserved and protected. Speaking at the 15th edition of…
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Kwita Izina 2019: All Roads Lead to Kinigi
September,05 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_9308" align="alignnone" width="800"] 2016 came with plenty of innovation. There was this Gorilla-like stage at the Kwita Izina 2016: Naming Ceremony in Kinigi, Northern Rwanda[/caption] All roads on Friday morning will lead to Kinigi at the foothills of the Virunga Mountains where 25 baby gorillas will be named amid pomp and pageantry in a…
International
Exercise Caution – Rwandans in S. Africa Advised
September,04 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_40517" align="alignnone" width="600"] Xenophobia in South Africa is worsening[/caption] Rwandans living in South Africa have been advised to exercise caution in the wake of the ongoing xenophobic attacks that have rocked the country, targeting foreign nationals who natives accuse of taking their jobs and businesses. Members of the Rwandan community in South Africa who…
International
They Are Conspiracy Theorists –Minister Sezibera On Rumours On His Life
September,03 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_36119" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Richard Sezibera while briefying the media in a past event[/caption] For the first time in about two months, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Richard Sezibera has responded to reports regarding the state of his health, labelling those who spread rumours about his life as ‘conspiracy theorists’ and ‘murderous hacks’. Minister…
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Family and Friends Pay Last Respects to Late Louis Baziga
September,02 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

In a sombre mood, relatives, family and friends of late Louis Baziga, a Rwandan national who was shot dead in Mozambique last week are bidding him farewell as they ask that murderers be arrested and justice be done though the heavens fall. The body of Louis Baziga was flown home on Saturday night from Mozambique…
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Could Anti-Rwanda Elements be Behind Mozambique Diaspora Head Murder?
August,27 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_40169" align="alignnone" width="400"] Late Louis Baziga[/caption] The murder of Louis Baziga, who was the head of the Rwandan community in Mozambique on Monday has opened a can of worms on the divisions in the Rwandan diaspora in Mozambique, with initial reports pointing to anti-Rwanda government elements in the Southern African country for orchestrating the…
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RDB, Africa50 Partner to Boost Rwanda’s Silicon Valley
August,27 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_40180" align="alignnone" width="1000"] CMU - part of Kigali Innovation city[/caption] Rwanda Development Board (RDB) and Africa50, the pan-African infrastructure investment platform, signed a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) to further the development of the Kigali Innovation City (KIC) project. The development follows the signing of a Term Sheet during the Africa Investment Forum in November…
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War of Drums: Rwanda Laughs Off Burundi Drum Anger
August,25 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

It all started on Sunday, August 18 when Himbaza Drummers, a group of Burundian refugees living in Rwanda appeared on the East Africa’s Got Talent (EAGT) - a talent show. The group made it clear to the judges that they are composed of members who are refugees from Burundi but live in Rwanda since 2015.…
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Tags: Nkurunziza
Kwita Izina Update: Cycling Race Excites Kayonza Residents as RDB Hands over 729 Cows
August,25 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

This year’s gorilla naming ceremony is already promising to be the most exciting, thanks to the different activities Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has lined up to mark the 15th edition of the annual event locally known as Kwita Izina. Momentum for Kwita Izina 2019, which will take place on September 6 in Kinigi, at the…
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Skol Issues Public Apology, Campaign to Continue
August,23 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Local brewer Skol Brewery Ltd has issued a more detailed public apology over offensive jokes that were printed on the new look Skol Lager bottle but says it will not cancel the “Live Laugh Lager Campaign” that came under fire last week.  Women right’s activists however say the apology is insufficient.  The brewer said in…
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Rwanda-Uganda Relations: Releasing Prisoners First Step to Show Goodwill
August,22 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Rwanda says Uganda releasing hundreds of Rwandans detained in Uganda should be the first step to show goodwill towards implementing the Memorandum of Understanding signed yesterday in Luanda, Angola, aimed at resolving tensions between the two countries. Presidents Paul Kagame and Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni yesterday signed the MoU in Angola, promising to resolve all the…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
Kagame, Museveni Agree to Resolve Tensions
August,21 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

  Presidents Paul Kagame and Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to resolve the ongoing tensions between the two countries, with the hope of fully restoring ties. The MoU was cod-named friendship agreement. The two heads of state met in the Angolan capital Luanda on Wednesday under the auspices of President João…
Regional
Tags: Luanda, Rwanda-Uganda Relations
All Eyes On Luanda as President Kagame, Museveni Meet
August,21 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_39929" align="alignnone" width="681"] President Paul Kagame upon arrival in Luanda[/caption] Hopes for a deal are high as President Paul Kagame and Uganda’s President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni meet in the Angolan capital Luanda today in a bid to resolve tensions between Rwanda and Uganda as the two neighbours seek to address outstanding issues. Both Presidents…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
Kwita Izina: Arsenal Deal has Paid Off, UK Tourists Increased by 5%
August,20 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Rwanda says the three-year sleeve-sponsorship deal signed with English football club Arsenal last year to promote the ‘Visit Rwanda’ brand has already paid off, with benefits accrued from the deal valued at £36m in just one year. The deal which was announced in May last year was targeted by Rwanda’s critics who accused the country…
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Skol Cancels Campaign for New Look Bottle after Backlash
August,19 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_39851" align="alignnone" width="780"] Some of the jokes that cost Skol a lot[/caption]  Local brewer Skol Brewery Ltd has apologised and put on hold production of jokes on the new-look Skol Lager bottle after some of the jokes printed on the product were deemed offensive and sexist.  On Friday, Skol unveiled a new look for…
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Police Cautions ‘Irondo’ Members Against Misconduct after Assault Video
August,19 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_39838" align="alignnone" width="800"] Irondo in Kicukiro district[/caption] Rwanda National Police (RNP) has cautioned members of community policing groups commonly known as ‘Irondo’ to conduct themselves lawfully following a viral video that circulated showing Irondo operatives of Kagarama Sector in Kicukiro district violently assaulting a suspect. The video, shared on Twitter by a user shows…
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Cautious Optimism Ahead of Luanda Summit
August,19 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame and his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Kaguta Museveni are set to meet in the Angolan capital Luanda this week to sign a Memorandum of Understanding that could pave way for Uganda and Rwanda to resolve the current tensions. However ahead of the Wednesday summit which is a follow up of the July meeting,…
Regional
Tags: Luanda, Rwanda-Uganda Relations
World Bank Refutes Data Falsification Allegations Targeting Rwanda
August,17 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

The World Bank has dismissed reports that Rwanda falsifies data on poverty under its watch, saying that Rwanda uses appropriate deflators, adding that there is no single “best way” to estimate poverty that is appropriate for all contexts and all times. The World Bank statement was issued on Saturday, August 17, in the wake of…
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Diamond Still Has Plans to Own a House in Rwanda, Promises Mega Show
August,16 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

In January last year, Tanzanian superstar Nasibu Abdul Juma, known by the stage name Diamond Platinumz, said that he intends to own a home in Rwanda, going as far as visiting some properties in the city but since then nothing happened.  The Tanzanian singer, who is in Rwanda to headline Iwacu Muzika Festival finale, was…
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When the Law Catches the Law Enforcer
August,15 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_39757" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Johnston Busingye, Minister of Justice and Attorney General has Police among his attribution[/caption] In November 2018, while addressing journalists during a media interaction session, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General Johnston Busingye said that the government was tightening laws governing road users, including sharply hiking fines in order to reduce…
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I wish I Could Make Any Data Toe My Line-President Kagame
August,14 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has dismissed reports that Rwanda fakes statistical data, pointing out that there is nothing doctored, fake or manipulated about the progress Rwanda has made in the fight against poverty in recent years as alleged. While addressing over 2, 000 youth at Intare Conference Arena on Wednesday at an event dubbed ‘Meet the…
National
What Next After Angolan Minister Visit?
August,14 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_39722" align="alignnone" width="706"] Angola’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Manuel Domingos Augusto meeting President Paul Kagame. Kigali, August 13,2019[/caption] Angola’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Manuel Domingos Augusto was in Kigali on Tuesday and met President Paul Kagame at Urugwiro Village, where he delivered a message from President João Lourenco. Reliable sources confirm that President Lourenco’s…
Regional
Tags: Luanda, Rwanda-Uganda Relations
Rwanda Working with AU, Libya on Migrants’ Relocation
August,14 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Rwanda is still working with the African Union (AU), the Libyan Government and other partners on the planned relocation of African migrants stranded in the North African country amid reports that the first batch of 500 is set to arrive. No timelines have been set, neither have the involved parties communicated how the planned relocation…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda Refugees
More Rwandans Detained in Uganda Seek Redress from Regional Court
August,13 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_39670" align="alignnone" width="463"] Pastor Singirankabo addressing the media[/caption] Nine more Rwandans who say they were illegally detained in Uganda have filed a case in the East African Court of Justice (EACJ) against the government of Uganda seeking damages.  The nine, namely Pastor Jean de Dieu Singirankabo, Silas Hategekimana, Moses Gakwerere, Musa Rusa, Elia Munezero,…
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President Kagame Unveils State-of-the-art Kigali Arena
August,09 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_39575" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Colorful inauguration of Kigali Arena[/caption] President Paul Kagame on Friday evening inaugurated the magnificent Kigali Arena, encouraging youth to make use of the 10, 000-capacity facility, which he said is not just a mere decoration. The head of state unveiled the arena located next to Amahoro National Stadium, commending the Turkish…
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AfCFTA Should Ease Free Movement of People – President Kagame
August,09 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame says the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) should ease free movement of people as it will for goods because goods cannot move on their own if people cannot move freely. President Kagame made the observation on Friday at the inaugural Private Sector Federation (PSF) Golden Business Forum which brought together over…
Economy
Make Cars, Phones, Not Just Bread – Kagame to the Youth
August,08 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has challenged the youth to embrace Made in Rwanda in a big and more innovative way, by manufacturing products Rwanda imports like cars and phones instead of simple products like bread. The Head of State made the call on Thursday while addressing 698 young people who completed the 12th Itorero Indangamirwa exercise at…
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Tags: Automobile
Ebola Threat: No Hugs, Thank You – Church to Christians in Western Rwanda
August,06 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_39474" align="alignnone" width="720"] C:\Users\USER\Desktop\Nyundo christians in a past event[/caption] Devout Roman Catholics in Rwanda’s western province district of Rubavu have been advised not to do the customary hug whenever they are greeting and wishing each other peace in a bid to avoid possible contraction of the deadly Ebola virus. The traditional greeting “May the…
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Want to Learn Kinyarwanda? U.S Varsity to Offer Course
August,06 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

If you are living in the United States and wish to learn Kinyarwanda – Rwanda’s vernacular, your destination has been unveiled. Indiana University (IU) in the United States will beginning next month, start offering a course in Kinyarwanda, making it the 8th African language the university is teaching under its African Studies Program. Rwanda’s Ambassador…
International
Georgieva for the Job: President Kagame Backs Bulgarian for IMF top Job
August,06 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Rwanda's President Paul Kagame has thrown his weight behind World Bank chief executive Kristalina Georgieva of Bulgaria to replace outgoing Christine Lagarde at the helm of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). President Kagame made his position known on the race for the IMF top post yesterday through a tweet, expressing his support for the Bulgarian…
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We Are Not Targeting Ugandan Products –Rwanda Revenue Boss
August,06 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) has refuted rumours that it singling out Ugandan goods in an ongoing joint operation to crackdown on smuggled goods in the country. Over the last couple of weeks, the tax body has intensified operations to nab individuals who especially smuggle alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages into the country, evading taxes worth millions,…
Economy
Border Not The Problem – Rwanda to Uganda
July,31 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_37353" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Gatuna One stop border post[/caption] Rwanda has reacted to President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s remarks on Tuesday that the border impasse will be resolved, saying that the border closure is not the main concern as the two neighbours seek to resolve the differences that have affected bilateral relations. President Museveni is quoted…
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Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
AfCFTA Could Mitigate Africa’s Debt Burden
July,31 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_39217" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Prime MInister Edouard Ngirente who opened the summit[/caption] At a time when it is feared that Africa risks becoming more indebted in the years to come, officials and experts concur that the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) could be the saviour that will bolster trade and revenues to enable countries…
Economy
Cabinet Meeting: RBC Gets New Head, RGB Leadership Confirmed
July,30 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

A cabinet meeting chaired by President Paul Kagame on Monday appointed Dr Sabin Nsanzimana the new Director General of Rwanda Biomedical Council (RBC), replacing Prof. Jeanine Condo, who has been at the helm of the body since February 2016. Prior to the appointment, Dr Nsanzimana was serving at RBC as the Director of National HIV…
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Debt Accumulation High On Agenda As Central Bank Heads Meet in Kigali  
July,29 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_39118" align="alignnone" width="1080"] John Rwangombwa, Governor of National Bank of Rwanda[/caption] Increasing levels of external debt among African countries and the need for monetary measures to keep debt levels manageable will be one of the key items on the agenda as Central Bank Governors from across the continent convene in Kigali. According the Governor…
Economy
Done Deal: Senate Approves 10 New Ambassadors
July,25 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_38988" align="alignnone" width="680"] Maj. Gen. KARAMBA Charles High Commissioner to The United Republic of Tanzania[/caption] The Rwandan Senate in a plenary sitting on Thursday approved 10 newly appointed Ambassadors who are among the 15 recently appointed by President Paul Kagame to represent Rwanda in different countries in a major diplomatic shakeup. The Senate Committee…
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Rwanda Seeks Explanations from Uganda over Fresh Arrests
July,24 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_37483" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Pastor Singirankabo - one of Rwandans who was detained in Uganda and later dumped on the border.[/caption] Rwanda is seeking explanations from Kampala following fresh arrests of Rwandans inside the East African country – a development that could worsen the already tense bilateral relations between the two countries. Reports from Kampala…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
Inside Mageragere Facility: Details on ‘Protests’ Emerge
July,24 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

For some weeks now, reports of ongoing protests in Nyarugenge Correctional Facility, commonly known as Mageragere Prison, have been rife. Allegations of a massive crackdown on the ring leaders by Rwanda Correctional Service (RCS) guards and the military have been circulating in local and international media outlets while opposition groups abroad claim widespread beatings and…
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Updated: “Missing” TV1 Journalist Hiding in Uganda
July,23 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_38916" align="alignnone" width="660"] Constantin Tuyishimire[/caption] KT Press has learned that Constantin Tuyishimire, TV/Radio1 journalist is in Uganda, hosted by Ugandan security services, after he fled debts owed to different people. Tuyishimire’s wife, Placide Uwabasindi on 17 July 2019 told Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) that her husband left home the previous day to report on…
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Five Places to Spend Your Honeymoon in Rwanda
July,22 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_38871" align="alignnone" width="680"] Ange Ingabire Kagame and her husband Bertrand Ndengeyingoma in honeymoon at One&Only Nyungwe House[/caption] On Sunday, the First Daughter Ange I. Kagame and her husband Bertrand Ndengeyingoma confirmed that they spent their honeymoon in Rwanda. Ange took to Twitter to thank One & Only Nyungwe House for an “unforgettable honeymoon experience”,…
Economy
Tags: RDB, Rwanda Convention Bureau, Tourism
Is Protais Mpiranya in South Africa?
July,18 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_38802" align="alignnone" width="478"] Protais Mpiranya[/caption] Protais Mpiranya, one of the most wanted genocide suspects could be hiding in South Africa but authorities are not cooperating in efforts to arrest him. The Chief Prosecutor of the United Nations’ International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (ITMCT), Dr. Serge Brammertz, on Wednesday accused South African authorities of…
International
Rwanda Says Ebola Victim Did Not Go Through Country
July,18 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_29626" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Ebola simulation exercise at Rwanda Military hospital. Rwanda refuted allegation that a woman who died of Ebola recently in DRC passed through Rwanda[/caption] Rwanda has refuted reports that a Congolese woman who succumbed to Ebola could have gone through the country on her way from Uganda, sending fears that the deadly…
Regional
Major Shakeup: President Kagame Names New Envoys, Others Dropped
July,16 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_38702" align="alignnone" width="900"] Jean de Dieu Uwihanganye[/caption] President Paul Kagame on Monday reshuffled the country’s ambassadors and high commissioners in 15 countries in a surprise diplomatic shake up, dropping some while at the same time appointing new faces. Among the newly-appointed envoys is Maj. Gen. Charles Karamba, the outgoing Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) Air…
National
On Alert: Rwanda Readies for Possible Ebola Outbreak
July,15 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_38667" align="alignnone" width="704"] Checking were intensified at the Goma - Rubavu border[/caption] Rwanda is on the alert to avert any possible exposure to the Ebola virus following the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) confirming the first case in the eastern town of Goma, bordering Rwanda. The Minister of Health Dr Diane Gashumba on Monday…
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How Rwanda’s Tax Body Surpassed Target
July,12 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Efficiency in tax collection, improvement in service delivery and voluntary compliance are some of key factors Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) says contributed to the tax body surpassing revenue targets for the fiscal year 2018/2019. This was said by the RRA Commissioner General Pascal Ruganintwari Bizimana on Friday while announcing Revenue Performance Results for Fiscal Year…
Economy
Meet “Maji Maji” the Retired RDF Soldier Behind ‘Morale’ Songs
July,12 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Music played a key role in the liberation struggle. When fighting conditions were tough and the weather too harsh, music came in as a remedy. As Maj Gen (Rtd) Sam Kaka says in the recently released movie ‘The 600’, music became an integral part of the liberation struggle mainly as a morale booster. When the…
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We Will Clean Up SACCOs – PM Ngirente
July,11 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_38585" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente at parliament July 10,2019[/caption] The Prime Minister Dr Edouard Ngirente has said that the government has taken measures to crackdown on the mismanagement of saving and credit cooperatives (SACCOs), including arresting individuals involved in the swindling of cooperative funds. The Premier made the assurance today while appearing…
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End of an Era? Angola Summit to Tackle Conflict in the Great Lakes Region
July,11 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

The Angolan capital Luanda will this Friday host a regional summit expected to bring together the Presidents of Angola, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Uganda. According to reports the meeting which was called by Angolan President João Lourenço will be attended by Presidents Paul Kagame, Felix Tshisekedi and President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
Water Scarcity: Is There Any Connection with the Dry Season?
July,10 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

“I don’t want the rain to return. During the rainy season, we don’t make as much money,” says Alphonse Hakizimana, a water peddler in Kabeza, Kanombe Sector, Kicukiro District. On a daily basis, Hakizimana makes between Rwf 10, 000 and Rwf18, 000 supplying households with water on a bicycle. “A jerrycan goes for Rwf300 or…
National
Invest in Pro-people Technology – PM Ngirente
July,10 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Rwanda’s Prime Minister Dr Edouard Ngirente has urged African countries to invest in technology that positively impacts the lives of people and transform them socio-economically. The Prime Minister made the remarks this Wednesday while officially opening the 4th annual General Shareholders’ meeting of the Africa50, the pan-African infrastructure investment platform, which kicked off on Tuesday…
Economy
Don’t Wait for Someone Else to Criticize You to Do Better – Kagame
July,09 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has urged leaders in government, faith-based groups and private sector to always do what is right and always self-examine themselves to know where their shortfalls are and correct them instead of waiting for someone to criticize them. The Head of State made the remarks while addressing the Purpose Driven Leadership Training on…
International
Our issues with Uganda Remain – Minister Nduhungirehe
July,08 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_37353" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Gatuna One stop border post[/caption] Rwanda has dismissed reports that Rwanda and Uganda could be closing in on an understanding to quell tensions between the two countries following unconfirmed reports that President Paul Kagame and Uganda’s Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa met behind closed doors last week to discuss bilateral ties. Rwanda’s…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
Euphoria: Rwanda’s First Daughter Releases Wedding Photos
July,08 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Rwanda’s First Daughter Ange Ingabire Kagame has released the first photos of her wedding to husband Bertrand Ndengeyingoma on July 6, including one of her father President Paul Kagame walking her down the aisle, which she captioned “Daddy’s Girl”. The First Daughter used Twitter to publish some photos from the highly private wedding which took…
Society
Tags: First Family
Kwibohora 25: We Believed In Our Right to Dignity – Kagame
July,04 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Rwandans who launched the struggle to liberate the country were driven by the desire to end decades of divisive politics propagated by colonialists that had pitted the people against each other in order to build a more inclusive country with equal rights for all. The observation was made by President Paul Kagame while addressing thousands…
National
The 600 Movie: A True Reflection of what Happened
July,04 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_38362" align="alignnone" width="1024"] The 600 RPA soldiers were deployed at the Parliament.[/caption] From the perspective of the soldiers who participated in the Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF-Inkotanyi) liberation struggle, “The 600 Film” , which world premiered in Kigali on July 3, is a true reflection of the events that happened in Rwanda. The 114-minute film,…
National
Rwanda Creating Job Opportunities for Its Citizens Abroad
July,03 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_38379" align="alignnone" width="655"]  Fanfan Rwanyindo Rwanda's Ministerof Public Service and Labor[/caption] The national Institute of Statistics reported in 2017 that unemployment stood at 16.7% while youth unemployment stood at 21%. The same survey shows that 91% of those employed are in the informal sector, against the Rwanda’s target to create 1.5 million new off…
National
Kagame Speaks out on DRC, Sudan
July,02 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_38331" align="alignnone" width="639"] President Paul Kagame with his Congolese counterpart Felix Tshisekedi in Kigali during the Africa CEO forum[/caption] President Paul Kagame has said that Rwanda would not hesitate to support the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) if called upon in efforts by the vast nation to uproot rebel groups that have operated in…
Regional
I Fought to Have a Country, Not to Be President- Kagame
July,02 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_38277" align="alignnone" width="1080"] President Paul Kagame at the press conference from the campaign against Genocide museum precisely Parliamentary building rooftop[/caption] President Paul Kagame has spoken out on Rwanda’s liberation struggle on the occasion of the 25th anniversary, pointing out that his efforts to fight, along with others, was not aimed at him becoming President…
National
Tags: Liberation Heroes
Rwanda Welcomes EACJ Ruling on EALA Speakership
July,02 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_38287" align="alignnone" width="678"] EALA speaker - Rwanda's Martin Ngoga[/caption] Rwanda says a decision by the East African Court of Justice (EACJ) to dismiss a petition by Burundi challenging the December 2017 election of Rwanda’s Martin Ngoga as Speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly should usher in an era of unity in the regional…
Regional
RwandAir Tel Aviv Route Will Boost Tourism, Trade
June,26 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_37920" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Rwandair succesful maiden flight to Tel Aviv[/caption] On Tuesday morning, at 7am, the Rwandair 737-800NG aircraft touched down at Israel’s Ben Gurion Aiport where it was greeted by the traditional water salute on its inaugural flight to the Middle Eastern country. Aboard the plane were 102 people, including officials, the CEO…
Economy
Tags: Rwandair
What Next for Gatuna One Stop Border Post?
June,25 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

 Heavy trucks from Kenya and Uganda will have to wait a little longer before they could use the Gatuna One Stop Border Post (OSBP) after the trial period that saw the border post reopen for 10 days for big trucks expired. No time has been given as to when the busiest border post linking Rwanda,…
Regional
How Rwanda has Successfully Restored the Big Five
June,23 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

The arrival of five critically endangered eastern black rhinos in Rwanda on Monday morning will mark a major milestone in the country’s efforts to fully restore the ‘Big 5’ in Akagera National Park and score yet another conservation goal for the East African country. By press time, the five rhinoceros sourced from different zoos in…
International
Does Rwanda and China have Something in Common?
June,23 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_37833" align="alignnone" width="2048"] The author speaks during the launch of his book.[/caption] Rwanda and China differ in obvious ways – from country size to population and size of the economies but there are many similarities the two countries share, particularly in the area of leadership and ambition, pegged on the vision of the leaders…
International
World Refugee Day: A Look at Welfare of 150,000 Refugees in Rwanda
June,20 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Today Rwanda has joined the rest of the world to mark the international World Refugee Day at a time when the number of people displaced by conflict and persecution has hit a record high –with over 70 million people categorized as refugees. In recent years, Rwanda has seen an increase in the refugee influx following…
International
Tags: Nkurunziza
How the Guangzhou Route Will Boost Rwandair’s Fortunes
June,18 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_37680" align="alignnone" width="700"] Champagne toast and cake cutting at Pullman Airport Hotel to welcome RwandAir's maiden flight to China[/caption] ‘We are still in air’ –a message from the State Minister in Charge of Transport Jean de Dieu Uwihanganye, received at exactly 13:53, reads. The Minister, aboard Rwandair’s A330-300 aircraft, christened ‘Umurage’, was responding to…
Economy
Rwandans Arrested in Uganda take case to Regional Court
June,17 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

  [caption id="attachment_37648" align="alignnone" width="800"] City Lawyer Richard Mugisha speaking to journalists on Monday[/caption]   Three Rwandans who say they were illegally detained in Uganda for close to a year have filed a case in the East African Court of Justice (EACJ) seeking compensation from the Ugandan government for illegal detention, torture and inhuman treatment.…
Regional
So What Is Behind ‘Big’ WASAC Bills?
June,06 2019 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_37252" align="aligncenter" width="467"] Since February 2019, the new water rates are causing controversies in Kigali[/caption] Social media has been awash with unusually inflated water bills recently issued by the Water and Sanitation Corporation (WASAC) to consumers, triggering a myriad of reactions, with many accusing the water utility of incompetence and client exploitation. A bill,…
Economy
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