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Rwanda-Arsenal Partnership Working Well for Us: President Kagame Answers Critics
September,29 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70678" align="aligncenter" width="2047"] President Kagame talks to the moderator, Benson Mbewe, during the interactive session at the Rwanda - Zimbabwe Trade and Investment Conference.[/caption] President Paul Kagame says people who criticize Rwanda’s partnership with Arsenal do so out of confusion or they don’t know what they are talking about but the country is happy…
National
Tags: Visit Rwanda
Rwanda Accuses HRW of Sabotage, Rubbishes Findings in New Report
September,28 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70635" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Government Spokesperson Yolande Makolo and NRS Director General Mufulukye. The officials say the HRW allegations are fabricated by HRW.[/caption] The Government of Rwanda has dismissed the latest report by Human Rights Watch (HRW), which was released on Monday, accusing Rwanda of arbitrarily detaining over a dozen gay and transgender people, sex…
National
Tags: HRW
No Jab, No Class: Varsities in Rwanda Tell Students, Staff They Will Only Have Access With Proof of Vaccination
September,27 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_63635" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Rwanda has ramped up vaccination efforts in recent months.[/caption] Several universities in Rwanda have directed students to make sure they have proof of at least one Covid-19 vaccination dose or risk missing out on their studies. The University of Rwanda (UR) and Mount Kenya University Kigali Campus (MKUR) are among the…
National
Tags: COVID-19 Vaccine
Back To Winning Ways: President Kagame Happy After Brilliant Arsenal Performance
September,27 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70590" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Arsenal's brilliant first half performance at the Emirates compounded Tottenham Hotspurs' misery.[/caption] President Paul Kagame is among the millions of Arsenal FC fans around the world who are happy following the superb performance the North London club exhibited against rivals, Tottenham Hotspurs, on Sunday, in a 3-1 win. President Kagame took…
National
Tags: Sports
Hope as Vanished Rusizi Hot Springs Begin to Be Restored
September,25 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70552" align="aligncenter" width="1156"] The restoration of the hot springs involved earthworks to seal the sinkholes.[/caption] Excitement is returning in Nyakabuye Sector, Rusizi district as popular hot springs, commonly known as Amashyuza, which drained out last year, show signs of returning, thanks to efforts by cement producer CIMERWA Plc and Rusizi district. The cement manufacturer…
National
Tags: Environment
Kwita Izina 2021: Rwanda Will Remain a Safe & Inviting destination- President Kagame
September,25 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70487" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] President Kagame said more efforts will be directed towards reviving the tourism sector.[/caption] President Paul Kagame says the government will do all it can to ensure that Rwanda remains a choice of destination for visitors, as the country looks to resuscitate the tourism and hospitality sector, which was adversely affected by…
National
Tags: Kwita Izina
Work Must Go On- President Kagame to Joint Troops in Mozambique
September,24 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70469" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] President Kagame addressing the troops on Friday, as President Nyusi looks on. Photos/Urugwiro Village[/caption] President Paul Kagame has told joint Rwandan troops in Mozambique that the work done so far to restore peace in the Cabo Delgado Province will continue with efforts now going towards rebuilding the country. President Kagame, who…
National
Tags: Rwanda-Mozambique Relations
Rwandans Have High Expectations in Us- President Kagame to Gov’t Officials
September,22 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70423" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] President Kagame with the Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Dr. Emmanuel Ugirashebuja.[/caption] President Paul Kagame says Rwandans have high expectations in government and its institutions, particularly those from which they expect to access justice, and leaders should not disappoint them. The Head of State made the observation on Wednesday, while…
National
Tags: President Paul Kagame
CNLG, NURC, FARG, National Itorero Commission Phased Out, In Comes MINUBUMWE
September,22 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70367" align="aligncenter" width="2047"] Dr. Bizimana is at the helm of the new ministry MINUBUMWE[/caption] Several renowned key government institutions,  which have been in operation since the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, have been phased out to pave way for the formation and operationalization of the new ministry that has been assigned the activities of…
National
Tags: Cabinet
Rwanda Fires Back at Belgium Over Comments on Rusesabagina Verdict, Calls Off Scheduled Meeting
September,21 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70331" align="aligncenter" width="960"] The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Vincent Biruta, seen here with his Belgian counterpart, Sophie Wilmès, in April this year. Rwanda has called off a similar meeting that was scheduled to take place in New York following her comments on the verdict of Paul Rusesabagina[/caption] Rwanda has called off a scheduled…
National
Tags: Rusesabagina
FLN Verdict: Prosecution Welcomes Ruling But Not Satisfied
September,20 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

The National Public Prosecution Authority has welcomed the ruling in the trial of Paul Rusesabagina and 20 others who were facing terror-related charges, hailing the sentences handed out but added that a lot of evidence provided by Prosecutors during the lengthy trial was not considered, which resulted into lesser sentences for some of the suspects.…
National
Tags: Rusesabagina
Trial Exposed Rusesabagina & His FLN Terror Activities – Government Spokesperson
September,20 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68515" align="aligncenter" width="518"] Government Spokesperson Yolande Makolo.[/caption] The Government of Rwanda has welcomed the sentences rendered by the High Court Chamber for International Crimes in the trial of Paul Rusesabagina and 20 others, all linked to the National Liberation Front (FLN), the armed wing of the Rwanda Movement for Democratic Change (MRCD) coalition, of…
National
Tags: Rusesabagina
Rusesabagina Sentenced to 25-years in Jail on Terrorism Charges, Nsabimana Gets 20
September,20 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70273" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Rusesabagina was not present in court during the sentencing. He was sentence to 25 years in jail after he was found guilty of find[/caption] The High Court Chamber for International and Cross-border Crimes on Monday found Paul Rusesabagina guilty of forming terror group or being a member a terrorist organisation and…
National
Tags: Rusesabagina
Continental Volleyball: Cameroon Defends Women’s Title After Thrilling Win Against Kenya
September,20 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70256" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Three times in a row: Cameroon beat Kenya 3-1 to claim the women's title again.[/caption] Defending champions Cameroon overcame resilient Kenya in the 2021 African Nations Volleyball Championship women's final held at Kigali Arena on Sunday. The Cameroonians have won it 3 times in a row, having won it in 2017…
Sports
Tags: Rayon Sports
African Nations Volleyball Championship to Continue Without Rwanda
September,19 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70244" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] The Rwanda national team will no longer compete in the continental tourney.[/caption] The Ministry of Sports says it will take over the administration and organisation of the African Nations Volleyball Championship following the suspension of the Rwandan national team and the federation from the ongoing tournament. Rwanda was slated to play…
Sports
Tags: Sports
Who Is Dr. Emmanuel Ugirashebuja, the New Justice Minister?
September,17 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70215" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Dr. Ugirashebuja is the new Justice Minister and Attorney General[/caption] President Paul Kagame on Friday appointed Dr. Emmanuel Ugirashebuja, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General, replacing Johnston Busingye, who was appointed Rwanda's High Commissioner to the UK on August 31. Dr. Ugirashebuja is the immediate former president of the East…
National
Tags: Cabinet
World Bank Group Stops Producing Doing Business Report Amid Concerns of Data Irregularities
September,16 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70195" align="aligncenter" width="768"] The World Bank has discontinued producing the annual Doing Business Report until further notice.[/caption] The World Bank Group says it will stop producing the Doing Business report after an investigation unearthed data irregularities in Doing Business reports of 2018 and 2020. The announcement by the World Bank Group on Thursday followed…
Economy
Tags: Business
Was International Media Complicit in Spreading FLN Propaganda?
September,16 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70159" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Rusesabagina and Mukashema worked closely with journalists from international media outlets.[/caption] Available evidence suggests that several journalists working for international media organisations were complicit in the planning and dissemination of FLN propaganda in collaboration with Paul Rusesabagina’s political coalition MRCD (Rwanda Movement for Democratic Change). Evidence acquired by the National Public…
National, Special Reports
Tags: Rusesabagina
Tunisia Are African Volleyball Champions for a Record 11th Time
September,15 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70115" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Champions Tunisia celebrate their record 11th title. /Photos by Plaisir Muzogeye[/caption] Tunisia is the African volleyball champion for the 11th time in history. The North African giants won the African Men’s Volleyball Cup of Nations after defeating Cameroon by 3 sets to 1 in the final game at Kigali Arena on…
Sports
Tags: Sports
Was Rusesabagina’s Role in FLN Really Limited to “Diplomacy”?
September,12 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_63387" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Evidence shows that Rusesabagina, seen here talking to his lawyer in March, played an active role in the FLN military activities.[/caption] From the time of his arrest last year to March this year when he withdrew from the trial of 21 terror suspects, Paul Rusesabagina often attempted to distance himself from…
Special Reports
Tags: Rusesabagina
FLN Trial: How Rusesabagina’s MRCD Attributed Attacks to the Rwandan Government
September,11 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_69995" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Rusesabagina (left) plotted with Innocent Twagiramungu, a legal advisor of MRCD and Mukashema to attribute Nyungwe attacks and subsequent killings on the Government of Rwanda.[/caption] In a TV interview earlier this year, Paul Rusesabagina’s daughter Carine Kanimba claimed that the 2018 terror attacks by her father’s FLN militia group were “false…
Special Reports
Tags: Rusesabagina
Volleyball: Rwanda Overcomes Uganda in Five Set Thriller to Top Group A
September,10 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_69985" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Yves Mutabazi's power serves were instrumental in undoing the Ugandan side. Photos by Plaisir Muzogeye.[/caption] Rwanda on Friday beat Uganda 3 sets to 2 in a thrilling 5-set volleyball at Kigali Arena in the ongoing African Volleyball Championship which saw the hosts finish on top of Group A. Fans of both…
Sports
Tags: Sports
PHOTOS: President Kagame Chairs High Command Council
September,09 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_69911" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] President Kagame speaks during the meeting with the High[/caption] President Paul Kagame, who is also the Commander-in-Chief of the Rwanda Defence Force (RDF), on Thursday chaired a High Command Council of members from RDF, Rwanda National Police (RNP) and the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS). The event took place at…
National
Tags: RDF
“Africa and the Caribbeans Have a Lot to Offer One Another”- President Kagame
September,07 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_69805" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] President Kagame attending the CARICOM-Africa Summit on Tuesday. Photos/Urugwiro Village[/caption] President Paul Kagame says African countries and Caribbean nations have a lot they can learn from each other, given the historical ties they share. The Head of State made the observation during the inaugural CARICOM-Africa Summit held on Tuesday under the…
National
Tags: President Paul Kagame
President Kagame Rings In Changes in NISS
September,06 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_69763" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Col. JP Nyirubutama was sworn-in on Monday and the same day his duties expanded.[/caption] President Paul Kagame has made major changes in the security sector with new appointments in the country's security and intelligence body. Col. Jean Paul Nyirubutama, who was earlier sworn-in on Monday as the Deputy Secretary General of…
National
Tags: Kagame-security
Bribes Are Unacceptable – President Kagame to Judges
September,06 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has warned Judges and members of the Judicial Sector in general against accepting bribes, pointing out that the practice goes against the principle of dispensation of justice, which citizens expect in courts. Though Rwanda is credited for effectively combating graft in the Justice sector, President Kagame, while officiating at the launch of…
National
Tags: Judiciary
AfroBasket 2021: Tunisia Beat Cote d’Ivoire 78-75 to Retain African Title
September,05 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_69682" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Tunisia successfully defended the AfroBasket title in Kigali.[/caption] Continental basketball powerhouse Tunisia  on Sunday defeated Cote d'Ivoire 78-75 at Kigali Arena to win the Afrobasket 2021 championship in a highly contested game watched by President Paul Kagame and International Basketball Federation (FIBA) senior officials. The Tunisians, who were the defending champions,…
Sports
Tags: Sports
President Kagame Says Pegasus Spyware Claims Were Aimed at Damaging Rwanda’s Relations with Countries
September,05 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_69666" align="aligncenter" width="1060"] A screengrab of President Kagame speaking during the media & citizen interactive session.[/caption] President Paul Kagame says that allegations which were levelled against Rwanda, of using a sophisticated Israel-made spyware to spy on officials, were targeted at straining relations between Kigali and the said targeted countries.  The Head of State, who…
National
Tags: President Paul Kagame
Gaming Activities, Public Gatherings to Return But Under Tight Conditions
September,04 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

  [caption id="attachment_53618" align="aligncenter" width="799"] Davido's concert in Kigali March 2018. Concerts will resume under strict conditions.[/caption] The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MINICOM) and Rwanda Development Board (RDB) on Friday released the guidelines under which gaming activities as well as public gatherings such as concerts and exhibitions will resume gradually but they will have…
National
Tags: ShowBiz
Rwanda Ramps Up Vaccine Manufacturing Plans, Eyes AfDB, IFC Support
September,03 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_69625" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] President Kagame held a virtual meeting with AfDB on Friday. Photos/Village Urugwiro.[/caption] Rwanda's efforts to manufacture vaccines are taking shape as the country looks to bring on board key partners including the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the World Bank's International Finance Corporation (IFC), which on Friday penned a collaboration agreement…
National
Tags: COVID-19 Vaccine
Radisson Refutes Claims Ugandan Team is ‘Held Hostage’ Over Bills, Says Rwandan Federation Cleared
September,03 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_69618" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Uganda lost 71-79 to Cape Verde on Thursday[/caption] Radisson Hotels, the hotel chain which runs Park Inn by Radisson Kigali, the hotel where the Ugandan national basketball team is staying, has refuted claims that the team is being held hostage due to uncleared bills. Radisson Hotels said via Twitter that the…
National
Tags: Sports
BK Group Posts Stellar Half Year Results, Net Income Grew By 41.5 Percent
September,02 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_64259" align="alignnone" width="839"] Bank of Kigali[/caption] BK Group posted strong half year results for 2021 despite operating under what it called “very challenging” times due to the Covid-19 pandemic but still managed to achieve a significant growth in income and assets. The Group on Wednesday, September 1, announced its half year results, with the…
Companies
Tags: BK
Rwanda Coding Academy Gets Rwf 7.1 Billion Boost from KOICA.
September,02 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_32962" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Rwanda Coding Academy, located in Nyabihu district.[/caption] The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) on Thursday signed the Record of Discussion (R/D) with the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning and the Ministry of Education for the implementation of the Rwanda Coding Academy (RCA) Capacity Development Project worth US$ 7.1 million (approximately…
National, Technology
Tags: Education
UPDATE: RCS Speaks Out on Jay Polly’s Death
September,02 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_69582" align="aligncenter" width="695"] Jay Polly performing at Iwacu Muzika last year in August.[/caption] Rwanda Correctional Service (RCS), the national body charged with prisons, has spoken out on the circumstances in which popular rapper Joshua Tuyishime, known as Jay Polly, died, affirming reports that the singer consumed a toxic concoction which led to his hospitalization…
National
Tags: Big-story
Rwanda Eases COVID-19 Restrictions Further as More Get Vaccinated
September,02 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_69559" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] President Kagame chairing the cabinet meeting on Wednesday. Photos/Urugwiro Village.[/caption] A cabinet meeting chaired by President Paul Kagame on Wednesday September 1 revised existing COVID-19 preventive measures, ushering in further reopening of key sections of the economy. In the revised measures, which will take effect today September 2, curfew time was…
National
Tags: Cabinet
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