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Debunking Lies: Did Gen. Kabarebe Threaten Nobel Prize Co-Laureate Dr. Mukwege?
August,21 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

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

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

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

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

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

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