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Debt Burden on Poor Countries Will Entrench Unequal World Order-President Kagame
March,30 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[caption id="attachment_63268" align="alignnone" width="800"] Paul Rusesabagina[/caption] Paul Rusesabagina acquired a Rwandan passport in 2004, which he applied for after he reported his initial passport lost. The new passport, number PC 009914, was set to expire on 29 July 2009. Rusesabagina, 66, has been arguing before courts of law that as a Belgian citizen he cannot…
National
Tags: Latestnews, Rusesabagin
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