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Rwanda: All Sport Activities Resume
September,28 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

All sports activities in Rwanda are allowed to resume effective September 28, the Ministry of Sports has announced, ending the six month lockdown that severely affected sports. A couple of weeks ago, the cabinet had allowed individual sports to resume, always after assessments approved by health officials. Same procedure was also followed before allowing all…
Sports
Tags: Big-story
Cabinet Appointments: Diplomatic Missions Dominate the List
September,26 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58674" align="alignnone" width="860"] Top-Down from Left: Guillaume Serge Nzabonimana first counsellor in the Embassy of Rwanda to Dakar-Senegal, Opirah Robert  First Counsellor in the Embassy of Rwanda to the Republic of Ethiopia/Permenant Mission of Rwanda to the African Union, Col Joseph Rutabana High Commissionner in Kampala - Uganda, Kayitesi Ornella, First Secretary in the…
International
Tags: Cabinet, Latestnews
Rwanda: Public Transport Resumes Countrywide, Schools To Reopen Gradually
September,26 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_25568" align="alignnone" width="1280"] Maranyundo Girls' School[/caption] The cabinet meeting that was held at Village Urugwiro on September 26 has allowed schools to reopen gradually, put the COVID-19 curfew from 10 PM and allowed the public transport to reopen countrywide including in Rusizi. Chaired by President Paul Kagame, the cabinet which also relaxed several other…
National
Tags: Big-story, Coronavirus
Kwita Izina: Men, Women Who Dedicated their Life to Gorillas Celebrated
September,25 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_44065" align="alignnone" width="1900"] Gorilla Silverback[/caption] The 16th Gorilla Naming Ceremony -'Kwita Izina' in Rwanda, the land of a thousand hills, was an event everyone was wondering how it would unfold. Kwita Izina is the annual ceremony to name newly born baby gorillas and this year, 24 babies were named including 15 baby boys and…
International
Tags: Tourism
Kagame Says No Country Has Ever Achieved True Gender Equality
September,23 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58517" align="alignnone" width="800"] Car Free day in Kigali[/caption] Some countries, like Iceland, are known for promoting Gender equality and three nordic neighbors including Norway, Finland, and Sweden have been on top in Global Gender Gap Index, which benchmarks countries according to how close they are to reaching gender equality. Rwanda, among a few other…
International
Tags: President Paul Kagame
Rwanda Retains Position Among Cheap Internet Countries
September,20 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_46568" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Internet provided through a router[/caption] Rwanda has been ranked 11th among the cheapest countries in sub- Saharan Africa and 64th globally out of countries with the cheapest internet prices. The ranking  was released by this weekend by Cable- a UK based internet and broadband research and monitoring venture which conducted its…
Technology
Tags: Internet
COVID-19: Massive Recoveries in Rwanda
September,15 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Rwanda has registered 180 new recoveries on a single day of Septmber 14, the biggest number the country has registered since the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed, March 14. This brought the number of total recoveries to 2,736 out of 4602 total comfirmed cases while the number of patients still under treament commonly called…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Nyamagabe: RNP Donates Bull to Residents of Subukiniro Village
September,12 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Rwanda National Police (RNP) has donated a bull to the village of Sebukiniro in Rugwogwe Cell, Uwinkingi Sector of Nyamagabe District to help the local farmers increase hybrid cows, improve breeds and raise milk production. The bull pledged by RNP to Sebukiniro village last month, was officially handed over on Saturday, September 12, by the…
National
Tags: Police
Curfew Hours From 9PM, Private Transport To Rusizi Allowed
September,11 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

The cabinet has reviewed the COVID-19 curfew hours which will start at 9 PM through 5AM. The cabinet further allowed resumption of private transport to/from Rusizi, provided respect of COVID-19 prevention measures. Chaired by President Paul Kagame at Urugwiro Village on Thursday, the cabinet maintained several decisions that were taken on August 26,2020 but revised…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Rwanda: Victims Of COVID-19 Now 19
September,06 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_57467" align="alignnone" width="702"] Burrial of the first victim of COVID-19 in June 2020[/caption] Rwanda has confirmed another COVID-19 death which brought the number to 19 since the first case was confirmed on March 14. "Condolences to family of 76-year-old woman who passed away in Kigali," Ministry of Health update reads in part. The victim…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
President Kagame Laughs Off Death Rumours
September,06 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_57923" align="alignnone" width="800"] President Paul Kagame[/caption] President Paul Kagame has addressed rumours that were recently propagated around his health while suggesting that there should be a balance to strike between governments that seek to protect people and their interests and providers of the technology that gives access and freedom on social media platforms to…
National
Tags: First Family
A-31 Year Old Man Dies of COVID-19 in Kigali
September,03 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_12812" align="alignnone" width="675"] Rusororo cemetery[/caption] There has always been evidence that challenges the youth to understand that COVID-19 is as dangerous to the elderly as it is to the youth. Rwanda registered 18 victims since the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed on March 14, 2020, and the latest, this Thursday, is a young…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Burundian Refugees Football Team Seeks to Compete in Rwandan League
September,03 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Amatavu FC, a team of Burundian refugees from Mahama refugee camp located in Kirehe District-Eastern province of Rwanda has written to Rwanda's football body-Ferwafa, requesting to join the second division of Rwandan league. The team officials quoted the decision of the International Olympic Committee which directs that refugees should be allowed in the tournaments/competitions from…
Sports
COVID-19: Kigali City Market Reopens
September,03 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

It has been 17 difficult days for the traders of Kigali City Market and their neighbors who closed business on August 17 following a spike of COVID-19 cases which was blamed on loosening in observing measures among the occupants. On Thursday morning, Kigali City reopened the shop which is allegedly the biggest of the country…
Economy
Tags: Coronavirus
City of Kigali Sets Penalties Against Violators of COVID-19 Measures
September,03 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_57557" align="alignnone" width="750"] Taken during a party in Kigali, under COVID-19-A photo that would attract several fines[/caption] The cost of violating measures intended to fight COVID-19 is becoming higher and higher in Rwanda’s capital city-Kigali and across the country. A nine page instructions of by the City Council including fines that to be paid…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
A Citizen From Rusizi District Becomes the 17th Victim of COVID-19
September,02 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

A citizen from Rusizi district, Western Rwanda has become the 17th victim of COVID-19 in the middle of the country's intense fight against COVID-19. "Condolences to the family of 71-year-old Rwandan who passed away in Rusizi,"reads part of the communique by the Ministry of Health on Wednesday. The country entered a difficult period in the…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Left To Deliver, Murdered in Cold Blood: The Story of One of Genocide Victims In Kivugiza Mass Graves
September,02 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_57755" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Kampogo Beltilde tells the story of her brother Rusengo Glegoire and his family. She recognised these clothes of their 3-week old baby who was murdered during the Genocide. Neighbors tell Rusengo's story but none knew how his family was killed until Mid August this year.[/caption] During the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi,…
Special Reports
Tags: Best Of Kwibuka
Kigali City Market to Reopen on September 3
August,31 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

The two difficult weeks for traders of Kigali City Market will take the end on Thursday, September 3. The city officials have decided that the market in the heart of Kigali will reopen on that date which will fall on Thursday this week. Kigali City market was closed on August 17 alongside Nyabugogo market-kwa Mutangana…
Economy
Tags: Coronavirus
COVID-19: Active Cases Outnumber Recoveries Again
August,30 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

The Country saw this coming. The medical practitioners spared no efforts, the government put in place all it takes for the citizen to stay safe, donors/partners kept coming in for support, but some missing dots, especially among the community has increased the spread even more. On Saturday, the country reported 101 new COVID-19 cases, increasing…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Nearly 500 Burundian Refugees Return Home
August,27 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

On Thursday, 471 Burundian refugees boarded buses from their Mahama camp in Kirehe district, Eastern Rwanda to return home after 5 years. Facilitated by the government of Rwanda and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, this is the first batch that repatriates at such a big number. This follows a letter that they addressed…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Burundi Relations
Public Transport Between Kigali and Other Districts Prohibited, Curfew From 7PM
August,27 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

The cabinet meeting convened at Village Urugwiro, Wednesday, August 26 has prohibited public transport between the capital Kigali and other districts of the country. Chaired by President Paul Kagame, the cabinet strengthened measures to prevent COVID-19 in several areas, where, among others, it was decided that the curfew hours should start earlier, from 7 PM…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Rwanda in 2050: 70% of Rwandans Will Be Living in Urban Centres
August,26 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[Best_Wordpress_Gallery id="11" gal_title="Land Management"] “Quality of Life” is the first item among the five pillars of Rwanda’s vision 2050 which started this year to usher the country to a middle income economy status. Among other indicators of quality life, Rwanda seeks to achieve sustained food security and nutrition for all households and age groups, universal,…
Special Reports
COVID-19: Rwanda Registers 2 Victims, 217 New Cases
August,24 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_57251" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Nyarugenge market and neighboring businesses were closed after it was found that they accelerate the spread of the pandemic.[/caption] On Monday, Rwanda registered two COVID-19 deaths, the first time to have two fatalities since March 14 when the country confirmed the first case. This brought the total deaths to 14 with…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Rwanda Starts A New Option to Treat COVID-19 Patients From Home
August,24 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Rwanda has started treating some COVID-19 patients from home, an achievement that will allow medical practitioners and the COVID-19 task force as a whole to be relieved from the heavy burden as new cases surge. The total number of cases increased to 3,089 as of  August 23 including 200 new COVID-19 cases on the same…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Kigali’s Cable Car Project To Be Completed in Two Years
August,24 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

The City of Kigali estimates that infrastructure which will enable the Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) and cable cars will be ready within two years if negotiation with key players goes as per expectations. The vice mayor in charge of Infrastructure Development Eng. Ernest Nsabimana, told KT Multimedia, our sister platform that several steps towards the…
Technology
Tags: Roads
COVID-19 Rwanda: 12th Victim, 200 New Cases On a Single Day
August,23 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_57467" align="alignnone" width="702"] Burrial of a COVID-19 victim in Kigali. A tweth person died of COVID-19 today[/caption] A 71-year-old Rwandan became the 12th victim of COVID-19 in Rwanda on Sunday, a day which also recorded the highest number of new cases since COVID-19 outbreak was declared on March 14. “Condolences to the family of…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Rwanda Records the Highest Number of New COVID-19 Cases In Single Day
August,22 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_57268" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Nyabugogo market which was closed following a surge in numbers of COVID-19[/caption] Rwanda has on Saturday, registered 109 new COVID-19 cases, the biggest number of cases registered in one day since the first person was confirmed COVID-19 positive in Rwanda, MArch. The latest update has brought the total confirmed cases to…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
COVID-19: Rwanda Registers 11th Victim Amid Increase of New Cases
August,20 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_57366" align="alignnone" width="704"] Decontamination of Makuza Peace Plazza -August 20,2020[/caption] "Condolences to the family of 42-year old Rwandan who died," reads a communique that accompanied the Ministry of Health's update on COVID-19 in Rwanda, August 20. On Thursday, yet another family lost a relative to COVID-19, bringing the number of victims to 11 since…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Ghanaian Footballer, Lover and Party-goers Put Into Quarantine After Violating COVID-19 Measures
August,19 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

During the weekend, the public looked at these photos and had mixed reactions. Some argued that they can't be photos of partygoers during COVID-19 in Rwanda because there is no sign that the people are on any alert of a serious pandemic in the country. Others said that wasn't it involving a football star like…
Sports
Tags: Coronavirus
COVID-19: For the First Time, Rwanda Registers Two Deaths in A Single Day
August,18 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Rwanda has, for the first time registered two COVID-19 deaths in a single day, another warning that the pandemic is severe. "Condolences to families of two Rwandans 45 years old and 55-year-old who passed away today," writes the Ministry of health in the update of August 18. The country confirmed the first case of COVID-19…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
COVID-19: Traders in Kigali’s Closed Markets Instructed to Stay at Home
August,17 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

A couple of hours after two big markets were closed in Kigali following big numbers of COVID-19 among the traders, a communiqué has instructed occupants to test for COVID-19 and to stay at home to avoid more spread of the pandemic. The Nyabugogo market located at a building codenamed as Kwa Mutangana, and Kigali City…
Economy
Tags: Coronavirus
How the Latest Mass Graves of Genocide Victims Were Discovered in Kigali
August,17 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Twenty-six years after the Genocide committed against Tutsi in Rwanda, survivors are yet to know the whereabouts of all the victims because planners and perpetrators make an effort to hide information in the continued denial, the last stage of a genocide. Kivugiza cell of Nyamirambo sector, a village of Mpano, Nyarugenge district, specifically in a…
National
Tags: #Kwibuka26, Kwibuka23
COVID-19: Traders at Loss As Nyabugogo, Nyarugenge Markets Close
August,17 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Every other thing happened to close in a way or another in the last five months since the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Rwanda, but markets selling food commodities had always been open. With new trends where health assessments indicated that the surging numbers in Kigali were traced in the markets, the Nyabugogo…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
COVID-19: Restrictions In Parts of Rwanda Into Lockdown Lifted
August,16 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_55924" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Cells in Nyamasheke, Western Province saw the lockdown lifted[/caption] The Ministry of Local Government(Minaloc) has announced lift from total COVID-19 lockdown of several cells of the country where movements were restricted to control the spread of the pandemic. According to the communique, effective August 17, COVID-19 lockdown will be lifted for…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Cabinet Resolutions: Schools Will Remain Closed
August,15 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_45207" align="alignnone" width="640"] Riviera High School - Kigali, Rwanda[/caption] The most awaited cabinet decision about schools reopening has been made; Schools will remain closed to allow sufficient time for further health assessment and thorough preparedness for the resumption of in-person classes, the cabinet meeting that was chaired by President Paul Kagame at Urugwiro village…
National
Tags: Cabinet
Rwanda Registers 93 COVID-19 Cases In A Single Day
August,15 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_57149" align="alignnone" width="550"] Kigali city tower-the capital city tower-the capital Kigali regisered 80 cases alone[/caption] There were 101 new COVID-19 cases on June 29 and none thought that there could be any number close to that going forward since numbers went reducing on a daily basis until this Friday, August 14 when 93 new…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
COVID-19: 8th Victim Is 37 Year Old As Rwanda Registers 3 Deaths in a Week
August,12 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Rwanda has registered the 8th victim of COVID-19, a situation that may suggest that the general public should bear in mind that the pandemic is becoming even severer. The victim is a 37-year old man who passed away in Kigali, according to the Ministry of health. He follows two other COVID-19 victims who passed away…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Good Day As Rwanda Registers 86 COVID-19 Recoveries
August,11 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Rwanda has registered one of the biggest numbers of COVID-19 recoveries with 86 patients being discharged on Tuesday. This reduced the number of active cases to 686 and the total recoveries, 1478. Meanwhile, 19 new COVID-19 cases were registered out of 5153 tests that were conducted on Tuesday, bringing the total confirmed cases to 2,171.…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
James Ngarambe, the Engineer with a Dream to Become the Next Dangote
August,10 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_56954" align="alignnone" width="2560"] James Ngarambe[/caption] In 2006, he tried to join the army in Uganda but he failed, he had earlier on tried cattle business and failed. He tried to venture into mining and agriculture and also yielded no result. This is the story of James Ngarambe, an Engineer and young Entrepreneur, who gathers…
Special Reports
Two Deaths In A Row: Rwanda Registers 7th COVID-19 Death
August,09 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_55420" align="alignnone" width="799"] COVID-19 testing in Kigali[/caption] Rwanda has registered the seventh COVID-19 victim, a-77-year-old man, the ministry of Health has said. "Condolences to the family of a 77-year-old man who passed away in Kigali," reads the communique from the Ministry. It is a second victim this week-end f0llowing another 51 years old man…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
COVID-19: Rwanda Registers Sixth Death
August,08 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Rwanda has registered the sixth death of COVID-19 since the pandemic outbreak on March 14,2020. A victim is a man aged 51 years old from Kigali. "Condolences to the family of a 51-year old man who passed away in Kigali," wrote the Minister of Health in the daily update. Rwanda registered the first case, a…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
COVID-19: Rubavu Registers Biggest Number From Returning Residents
August,07 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Rwanda has confirmed 17 new COVID-19 cases bringing the total confirmed cases to 2,128. The cases of August 7 include 12 from Rubavu who are "returning residents isolated upon arrival," according to the update of the Ministry of health. Rubavu in Western Province is on the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC). The other…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Mother Who Delivered in COVID-19 Treatment Centre Discharged
August,06 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_56860" align="alignnone" width="1080"] The mother and baby getting the medical certificate before the discharge[/caption] The Rugerero COVID-19 treatment centre in Rubavu district, Western Rwanda has discharged a mother who delivered her bouncing baby boy. The mother delivered on July 17 while under treatment of COVID-19 and she was given due care. Lt Col Dr…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Muhanga District Overwhelmed by Applicants After Advertising 11 Positions
August,06 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Some scenarios suggest that any civil servant in Rwanda may need to work even harder to maintain their job while aspirants should seek possible alternatives before it's too late. Muhanga, a district of southern Province located at 36 kilometers from the capital Kigali on August 5 was looking for 11 people to fill vacant positions…
National
Tags: Labor
COVID-19 Rwanda: New Cases On Decline
August,06 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Rwanda on Wednesday, August 5, registered another decline in the number of new COVID-19 pandemic in a new trend that is promising. The country registered five new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 2104 and 15 recoveries which increased total recoveries to 1237. From 69 new cases on July 29, the…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
COVID-19 Rwanda: 53 Recoveries Confirmed Against 7 New Cases
August,05 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Rwanda has registered another big number of COVID-19 recoveries which is nearly eight times the number of new confirmed cases. According to the Ministry of health, 53 recoveries were registered on August 4th compared to 7 new registered cases of COVID-19. Recoveries have now increased to 1,222 compared to 872 active cases out of a…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Dog Bites Man, Owners Slaughter It to Raise His Medication Fees
August,04 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

The Rwanda Investigation Bureau(RIB) is holding three men from Ruhango district, Ruhango sector in Southern Province who connived in an unusual project. The three men, Ihimbazwe Maurice, Yangeneye Emmanuel, and Nshimiyimana Theogene were allegedly caught red-handed while slaughtering a dog and investigation established that they intended to sell the meat to compensate a person the…
Society
MASS: Meet The Men, Women Who Have Changed The Face of Architecture In Rwanda and Beyond
August,02 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_56675" align="alignnone" width="799"] ALU Kigali Campus[/caption] When the new normal in education starts, students who enrolled at the African Leadership University (ALU) Kigali Campus will not return to their Kimihurura rented space in a commercial building designated to accommodate everything and thus unfit for one thing – a school, learning environment. A new campus…
Special Reports
Tags: Housing
COVID-19: Over 2,000 Arrested for Violating Prevention Directives
August,01 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

 At least 2,046 people were arrested in the night of Friday July 31, across the country after they were found violating the government directives meant to prevent further spread of Coronavirus, namely the curfew. About 925 were arrested in the City of Kigali alone. The countrywide operations were conducted by the Police and local leaders…
National
Tags: Police
Rwanda Confirms 31 New COVID-19 Cases
July,31 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Rwanda has confirmed 31 new COVID-19 cases in a week that has been characterized by a surge in numbers. Of these patients, 13 from Kigali were traced from contacts of positive cases and returning residents and 11 people were identified in Rusizi district. They were tested in villages in lockdown.   With 4 cases also, Nyamasheke…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
COVID-19: 37 New Cases, Numbers Resurging In Rusizi
July,30 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Rwanda has confirmed 37 new COVID-19 cases according to an update of the Ministry of health on July 29 which may suggest that cases are resurging in Rusizi, the district of the Western Province where movements within were resumed last two weeks. The update indicates that 15 cases were recorded in Rusizi district and 13…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Rwanda Records Biggest Number of Recoveries Since COVID-19 Outbreak
July,28 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Rwanda has recorded the biggest number of COVID-19 recoveries since the first case was confirmed on March 14. The Ministry of Health wrote in the daily update - July 27, that 57 patients recovered on Monday, thus bringing the total number of recoveries to 975 against 899 active cases. This is out of a total…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
COVID-19: Rwanda Confirms 69 New Cases
July,26 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Rwanda has confirmed the second biggest number of COVID-19 cases since the pandemic was tested in the first person on March 14, 2020, and villages under lockdown in Kigali and Nyamasheke are the most affected. The Ministry of Health confirmed a total of 69 new cases. The biggest number of cases ever was 101 that…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Rwandan Flag to Be Flown at Half-Mast to Mourn President Mkapa
July,25 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has declared a three day period of national mourning during which the National Flag and the Flag of the East African Cimmunity will be flown at half mast, a communique signed by Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente reads. This is, "in solidarity with government and the people of United Republic of Tanzania during…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Tanzania Relations
Former Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa Passes On
July,24 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

The United Republic of Tanzania has announced a-7 day mourning period following the passing of its third President Benjamin William Mkapa on July 23. Late Mkapa at age of 81 passed away at Muhimbili National Hospital in Dar ES Salam, the capital city of the East African country, but the cause of his death is…
Obituaries
Coronavirus: 21 New Cases Equally Distributed Between Kigali, Rusizi and Nyamasheke
July,23 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

There are clusters, that, considering the recent history of the COVID-19 may not surprise in the update of July 23. The Ministry of Health indicates that on Thursday, 7 cases were detected in areas under lockdown in Kicukiro, and Nyarugenge, while other seven cases were identified in Rusizi and Nyamasheke distrcts of the Western Province…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
COVID-19 Rwanda:34 New Cases Confirmed Including Contacts of Positive Cases
July,22 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

The phrase 'contacts of positive cases' has reappeared in the daily update on COVID-19 in Rwanda as the country records 34 new COVID-19 cases. "Kigali:21-contacts of positive cases & testing in villages under lockdown," reads the update in which it was also indicated that Rusizi district cluster reappeared on the list with 6 cases, Nyamasheke…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Rwanda Will Be Cautious Ahead of Reopening Schools in September – PM Ngirente
July,21 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

 That schools will open in September 2020 is still a wish, not a schedule as earlier suggested. The Prime Minister of Rwanda Dr. Edouard Ngirente said while updating the Parliament on COVID-19 fight, that the country will weigh out on the COVID-19 trends to decide whether to reopen schools in September or to push the…
National
Tags: Education
COVID: Rwanda Lost Rwf79bn Due to Suspension of 70 Major Meetings
July,21 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_25682" align="alignnone" width="1100"] Kigali Convention Centre one of the most important investments in Rwanda[/caption] Rwanda has lost Rwf 79 billion due to 70 meetings that were suspended as the country fights COVID-19, Prime Minister Dr. Edouard Ngirente told the Rwanda Parliament on Tuesday. The first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Rwanda on March…
Economy
Tags: MICE RWANDA
Rwanda Registers 47 New COVID-19 Cases
July,20 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_56173" align="alignnone" width="814"] Minister Daniel Ngamije[/caption] Rwanda has registered 47 new COVID-19 cases exclusively from Kigali as fight intensifies. It seems Kigali is becoming the next place where to turn the guns after Rusizi and Kirehe which have been registering the biggest numbers in a couple of weeks. The Ministry of Health said that…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Kagame Announces the Birth of His Grandchild
July,20 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_38454" align="alignnone" width="813"] First Daughter Ange Ingabire Kagame and husband Bertrand Ndengeyingoma on July 6, 2019 wedding day[/caption] President Paul Kagame has said he has got a grandchild from the first daughter who got married in July last year. "Since yesterday we are very happy and 'officially' grand parents. Congratulations A&B!! ..:):):) What a…
Society
Tags: First Family
COVID-19: Rwanda Registers 43 New Cases As Churches Reopen
July,19 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_56117" align="alignnone" width="800"] A priest ministering[/caption] Sunday, July 19 was a good day for the Christian community and others who were allowed to return to their respective areas of worship. Face mask on, social distancing a must, and other measures to fight COVID-19 were observed in churches that were allowed to start despite the…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Rwanda: Pregnant Woman Delivers in COVID-19 Treatment Centre
July,17 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_56048" align="alignnone" width="816"] The new born in the hands of the medical personnel[/caption] A mother aged 41, under COVID-19 treatment in Rugerero health centre currently serving as COVID-19 treatment centre in Rubavu district-Western Province was blessed with a baby boy, the Rwanda Biomedcial Centre has said. "The child was born in very good condition.…
Society
Tags: Coronavirus
Rwanda Takes In 58 More Rebel Fighters from DRC
July,17 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="700"] The group includes five generals[/caption] In a continued fight against armed elements operating on its land, including those targetting Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo army - FARDC has sent to Rwanda 58 members of armed groups that were captured during campaigns against the groups. The group includes 57 rebels and…
Regional
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Rwanda Confirms 38 New COVID-19 Cases
July,16 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_55424" align="alignnone" width="799"] Street mass testing in Kigali mid-June-Kigali's high risk-controlled cluster continues to drive numbers[/caption] Kigali's cluster has continued to drive the increase in COVID-19 cases with 30 out of 38 new cases coming from the capital city. Fortunately, the cases from Kigali are concentrated in one controlled place, not scattered across the…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Places of Worship to Reopen Upon Approval by Local Authorities
July,16 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_21625" align="alignnone" width="960"] Evangelical Restoration Church Masoro in Ndera, Gasabo District-Photo has been taken before COVID-19[/caption] Places of worship may resume services upon approval by local authorities. The Ministry of Local Government will issue detailed guidelines, the cabinet meeting directed on Wednesday, July 15. The decision comes following weeks of preparations that were given…
National
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COVID-19: Parts of Rwanda Head Back Into Lockdown
July,14 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_55924" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Zones nearing Lake Kivu are most affected[/caption] Two cells of Nyamgabe district and four cells of Nyamasheke district in the Southern Province and Western Province respectively have been put into total lockdown to contain the spread of the New Coronavirus. The zones add to  five sectors of Rusizi district in Western…
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COVID-19: Rwanda Confirms 41 New Cases
July,14 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Rwanda has confirmed 41 new COVID-19 cases as a new week starts with big numbers. The cases were largely detected in controlled areas. "Kigali:22 (includes high-risk isolated cluster), Nyabihu:8 (cluster of police station detainees)," reads part of the update of July 13. Six more cases were identified in Nyamasheke: district and five others, in Rusizi…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
COVID-19: Man Arrested for Publishing Rumours
July,13 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Rwanda National Police (RNP) warns the general public against publishing or spreading rumours, which is punishable by law. This comes after one Ruben Hamuli, 26, was arrested on Sunday in Rubavu District for allegedly publishing false information related to his recent arrest, with intent to tarnish the image of RNP and the country in general.…
National
Rwanda Gets New Entrant in Cement Manufacturing
July,13 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_55868" align="alignnone" width="703"] Visit of Prime Cement Ltd by Rwandan officials in the past[/caption] Prime Cement Ltd, a new cement factory under construction in Musanze - Northern Province is set to put a new cement brand made in Rwanda on the market next month - its managers have said. The factory is expected to…
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Mukungwa Marshland Farmers Lament Poor Harvests 
July,13 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_55847" align="alignnone" width="715"] A view of River Mukungwa which burst its banks, flooding the surrounding marshland.[/caption] Thousands of farmers in the Mukungwa marshland have reported a pressing problem of food insecurity following devastating floods that washed away their crops in April, leaving them hopeless. On April 29, a heavy downpour destroyed crops which included…
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COVID-19: Rwanda Confirms 4th Death
July,11 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_55421" align="alignnone" width="799"] COVID-19 testing in Kigali[/caption] Rwanda's Ministry of Health has reported that the fourth person has died of COVID-19. "New death is 78-year old man," the Ministry said in its daily report on Saturday, July 11.  The first victim, 65 years old truck driver was confirmed on May 30 and, the following…
National
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COVID-19: Rwanda Registers 42 New Cases As New Cluster Emerges
July,11 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Rwanda has confirmed 42 New COVID-19 cases, 17 of which were registered from a new cluster in Nyabihu district. "Nyabihu:17 (cluster in a detention center/imfungwa), Kigali:16 (including returnees & tests of high-risk group," reports the Ministry of Health. Rusizi district, at the border with DR Congo in the Western Province which is still in total…
National
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President Kagame, A Day In A Life of the Most In Demand Man In Rwanda 
July,10 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_50717" align="alignnone" width="575"] President Kagame greets Agriculture Minister at the launch of an irrigation project in the Eastern province as COVID-19 was around the corner[/caption] President Paul Kagame has said how he organises his normal day where he admits that he needs tips to do better because he is still struggling to do several…
Society
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Brain At the Forehead, No Nose: A Child In Despair
July,10 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_55755" align="alignnone" width="705"] Grace Ukwishatse[/caption] Born on the ninth month like any child, you may only wonder how comes Grace Ukwishatse 7, came to the world with some organs misplaced and others, still absent. However, this is not the question anymore for the guardian; their main concern is now; how to have the malformation…
Society
First Lady of China Supports Rwanda’s Efforts to Fight COVID-19
July,08 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_55662" align="alignnone" width="1077"] L-R: Ms.Xing Yuchun, Political Counselor in the Chinese Embassy in Rwanda and Mrs Radengonde Ndejuru, Advisor to the First Lady of Rwanda Mrs Jeannette Kagame[/caption] The office of the First Lady of Rwanda has received a donation of medical supplies from the First Lady of the People's Republic of China, Professor…
National
The Bible: From Powder to Believer’s Desk
July,06 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_55575" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Pastor Michael Gasare, Marketing and Communication Manager at the Bible Society of Rwanda[/caption] In the beginning, missionaries drove to Nyanza palace, currently southern province for an important request where his Majesty the King of Rwanda was the only person with authority to help.  They told the king that they had a…
Society
Rwanda-Burundi Border: Ruheru Residents Narrate How Attack Unfolded
July,02 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

The citizen of Yanza model village in Ruheru, Nyaruguru district have laughed at a tract the attackers from Burundi left in the village after they were hit hard by the Rwanda Defence Force(RDF) June 27.    Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) said it repulsed the group of armed assailants who came from Burundi. Four of the attackers…
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COVID-19: Rwanda Confirms 3rd Death – RDF Officer
July,01 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_52231" align="alignnone" width="549"] Kanyinya, a COVID-19 centre in the outskirts of the capital Kigali[/caption] A Rwanda Defence Force(RDF) officer who was on mission abroad has died of COVID-19, the Ministry of Health has said. "New Death is 52 years old RDF officer who got COVID-19 serving abroad and had an underlying condition," part of…
National
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Cabinet Decisions: Movements to/From Rubavu Resume, Churches Remain Closed
July,01 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_52329" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Rubavu-Rwanda's border city in Western Province-Aerial view[/caption] Churches will remain closed for more time while Rubavu district which was placed under isolation since the beginning of the month will see movements resume. The cabinet chaired by the Head of State - President Paul Kagame on Tuesday decided to maintain public and…
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COVID-19: Rwanda Records Highest Number of Cases In A Single Day
June,29 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Rwanda has recorded 101 cases of COVID-19, the highest number on a single day since March 14 when the first case was confirmed. From Rusizi, Kigali, and Kirehe, a new cluster of Ngoma has now been registered with huge numbers this time. "Kigali:22, Rusizi:3, Rubavu:2, Kayonza:1, Kirehe:1 & cluster in detention center in Ngoma:72 linked…
National
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COVID-19 Rwanda: 20 New Cases, Region Bordering with DRC Largely Affected
June,27 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Rwanda on Saturday confirmed 20 New COVID-19 cases in Rwanda and the number is dominated by cases from Rusizi and Rubavu district respectively, region under isolation and lockdown. The Ministry of Health reported that of the 20 new cases, 15 are from Rusizi district, Rubavu 3 and Kigali 2. Rusizi now in a 15-day total…
National
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Kagame Appoints Charles Habonimana as Managing Director Rwanda Airports Company
June,25 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_55130" align="alignnone" width="1280"] Charles Habonimana[/caption] President Paul Kagame has today appointed Charles Habonimana as new Managing Director of Rwanda airports company, according to a communique from the Office of the Prime Minister. Habonimana was serving as Human Resource Manager at Energy Utility Corporation Limited (EUCL). He is replacing Mr. Firmin Karambizi who has served…
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Actor Leonardo DiCaprio Embarks on Saving the Mountain Gorillas
June,25 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_55123" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Leonardo DiCaprio,[/caption] American film actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Barry Jenkins have announced collaborating with Netflix on a movie version of the Oscar-nominated documentary “Virunga” The film documentary about the battle to save the endangered mountain gorillas that live in volcano massif between Rwanda, DR Congo and Uganda was first directed by Orlando von Einsiedel,…
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COVID-19: Rwanda Confirms 11 New Cases from Three Clusters
June,23 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_55047" align="alignnone" width="730"] L-R: Kigali, Rusizi, Rusumo where the 11 new COVID-19 cases were reported from[/caption] Rwanda has registered 11 New COVID-19 cases from the same areas as yesterday, giving a confirmation that the pandemic is still around. "New cases are in Rusizi (8), Kigali (1), Kirehe (2)," reported the Ministry of health on…
National
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Rwanda’s Minister of Finance Presents the Rwf 3,245.7bn Budget at Parliament
June,22 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Economic transformation will take the lion's share in the Rwf 3,245.7 bn of 2020-2021 fiscal year's budget that was presented to the parliament by Minister of Finance and Economic Planning Dr. Uzziel Ndagijimana on Monday. Government plans to spend Rwf 3,245.7 billion in the 2020/2021 Fiscal year, an increase of Rwf 228.6 billion compared to…
Economy
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First Couple Ties the Knot Since COVID-19 Spread in Rwanda
June,21 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

They were happy, all smiles for being the only souls to be allowed to go out without the face mask in the whole country, and to kiss without attracting anyone's attention as Rwanda is still fighting COVID-19. Isaiah Barikumwe and his love Evelyne Nyiraneza said I do on Sunday. Their marriage took place at Ruhengeri…
Society
COVID-19: 26 New Cases As Active Cases Outnumber Recoveries
June,21 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

It has been a very challenging week in Rwanda's fight against COVID-19. Apart from two lowest numbers with 3 and 7 cases respectively, the week recorded one of the highest numbers the country has ever recorded since March 14 when the COVID-19 case was confirmed. The numbers culminated to 41 new confirmed cases yesterday, while…
National
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Second Time In A Week: Rwanda Confirms 41 New COVID-19 Cases
June,20 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

It has been a very challenging week that leaves Rwandans wondering when the country could see light at the end of the tunnel. The Ministry of health confirmed 41 new COVID-19 cases, the biggest number that comes for the second time this month. The first time, June 14, the same number was confirmed amidst a…
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Construction In High Gear At $14 M Munini Hospital
June,19 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

A state-of-the-art hospital that is expected to cost $14.5 million is at completion stage in rural Munini sector, Nyaruguru district of the Southern Province. Excitedly, Mayor of Nyaruguru district Francois Habitegeko twitted; "Construction of X&Y wings of Munini Hospital  at the completion stage. The project is a 300 rooms superstructure donated by HE[President Paul Kagame] to…
Special Reports
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Rwanda No Longer COVID-19 Int’l Risk Area – Robert Koch Institute
June,18 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Germany's renowned Robert Koch Institute is no longer considering Rwanda as the COVID-19 risk area due to several efforts the country deployed to contain the spread of the pandemic.  The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) is the German government’s central scientific institution in the field of biomedicine. It is one of the most important bodies for…
International
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Rwanda Expo Pushed to December Due to COVID-19
June,18 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

The most awaited Rwanda International Trade fair - commonly known as Expo, will take place, despite the continued battle against COVID-19. On Thursday, the organizer, Rwanda Private Sector Federation(PSF) said that this Rwanda's biggest annual exhibition in numbers and opportunities was scheduled to take place between 21st July to 10th August 2020 at Gikondo Expo…
Economy
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Rwanda Kick Starts Tourism with Promotional Permits to See Mountain Gorillas
June,17 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_13161" align="alignnone" width="941"] A family of Mountain gorilla in their Virunga massif[/caption] "Gorilla permits are now available for USD 200 for Rwandans and EAC nationals residing in Rwanda, and USD 500 for foreign residents," reads part of the RDB Communique on Wednesday. The promotion does not affect gorilla permits for foreign visitors who pay…
Economy
Tags: Tourism
Covid-19: Dramatic Fall in New Cases As Only Three Registered
June,17 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

From four successive challenging days where the country reported between 24 and 41 cases per day, Rwanda has on Wednesday registered a decline in COVID-19 cases with 3 new confirmed cases. There are now 639 confirmed cases and 347 recoveries including 9 on Wednesday. However, there are still 290 active cases. Numbers had started surging…
National
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Rwanda Reopens Domestic, International Tourism, But with Conditions
June,17 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_54270" align="alignnone" width="799"] A guest lodge in Karongi district on the shore of the splendid Lake Kivu[/caption] A cabinet meeting on June 16, allowed several more services to cautionary resume as the country continues to fight COVID-19. A communique from the Prime Minister's office that came after the meeting which was chaired by President…
Economy
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COVID-19: Rwanda Confirms 24 New Cases
June,16 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

There has been a slight decline in the number of COVID-19 confirmed cases; Rwanda confirmed 24 new cases on Tuesday, the smallest in the last four days. This brought the total number of confirmed cases to 636, and 338 recoveries while active cases are 296. On Saturday, June 13, the country reported 31 New COVID-19…
National
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Rwanda Confirms 30 New COVID-19 Cases
June,16 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_54567" align="alignnone" width="960"] In the last three months, either of the three carriers facilitated entry of COVID-19 cases in Rwanda. As of June 15, there were 336 imported cases and 274 local cases[/caption] Rwanda reported new cases on June 16 bringing the total confirmed cases to 612 and the active cases, 272. "New cases…
National
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From 1 to 41 Cases Per Day: Rwanda’s Battle Against COVID-19
June,14 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_54533" align="alignnone" width="712"] Kigali, Rusizi among other clusters...the three month battle against COVID-19[/caption] March 14-June 14, 2020, it is exactly three months since the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Rwanda. As the virus "celebrates" its third month of invasion to Rwanda, 41 new cases were confirmed on Sunday and they are from…
National
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Rwanda Confirms 31 New COVID-19 Cases, Highest In 3 Months
June,13 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_54490" align="alignnone" width="799"] Joint Taskforce in charge of COVID-19 frontline[/caption] The first cases of COVID-19 in Rwanda was confirmed on March 14, and until June 12, the highest number of cases to be reported was 22. On June 13, the country reported 31 new COVID-19 cases, the highest number ever, which brought the total…
National
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Kagame Orders Rwandan Flag to Be Flown at Half-mast to Mourn Nkurunziza
June,13 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has ordered that flags of Rwanda and East African Community be flown at half-mast effective Saturday, in solidarity with neighboring Burundi after the passing of President Pierre Nkurunziza. "In solidarity with the Government and people of our neighboring sister Republic of Burundi during this time of grief due to the demise of…
Regional
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COVID-19: Rwanda Confirms 16 New Cases From Rusizi, Repatriated Citizens
June,12 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Rwanda has confirmed 16 new COVID-19 cases as the country's battle intensifies with more emphasis in the most affected regions of Rusizi and among the repatriating citizens. On Friday, 16 new cases were confirmed, adding to 18 cases on Thursday and dozens of others throughout the week. This brought the number of confirmed cases to…
National
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COVID – 19 Rwanda: Communities On Two Rivers Most Affected
June,10 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_54335" align="alignnone" width="800"] Rusizi river between DRC and Rwanda in Western Rwanda. The community in this area is being affected by COVID-19[/caption] Rusizi district in the Western Province and Rusumo, Kirehe district of the Eastern Province bordering with Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC) and Tanzania respectively have remained the most affected by COVID-19 as the…
National
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Coronavirus: 300 Total Recoveries, Two Regions Bringing New Cases
June,09 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_54300" align="alignnone" width="800"] COVID-19 Joint Task Force Coordination Command Post[/caption] The new cases relate to the Rusizi and Rusumo clusters, they have been isolated and contacts traced, the ministry of Health's update on June 9 writes to explain the origin of the confirmed 12 COVID-19 cases on Tuesday. The new cases brought the total…
National
 China’s Fight Against COVID-19: A Test of Fire
June,09 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

The Covid-19 epidemic is a major public health emergency. The virus has spread faster and wider than any other since the founding of the People's Republic in 1949, and has proven to be the most difficult to contain. It is both a crisis and a major test for China. The Communist Party of China (CPC)…
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Rwanda Launches Rwf 100Bn Economic Recovery Fund
June,09 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

As of July 1, 2020 eligible businesses will be able to apply for funding under the Economic Recovery Fund (ERF), a two-year facility established by the Government to cushion businesses affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic.  The ERF is created with the objective to support businesses highly impacted by the crisis so that they can survive,…
Economy
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UNMISS Pays Tribute to Rwanda’s COVID-19 Victim Mbabazi
June,09 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_54246" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Unaisi Bolatoly Vuniwaga[/caption] The Head of Mission of the police force in South Sudan Peace Keeping mission(UNMISS) has sent a message of condolence to Rwandans at large and the family of late Police Constable Mbabazi Enid who succumbed to COVID-19 on June 2 after contracting the virus while on mission. The…
Regional
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EU, Rwanda Sign Rwf 55 Bn Social Protection Grant
June,08 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

The Government of Rwanda and the European Union have signed an addendum to a financing agreement for €52.87 million (about Frw 55.5 billion) to support the social protection coverage in response to the COVID-19 crisis. This grant is part of the EU's €460 million package of support to Rwanda signed in September, 2014 with the…
Economy
COVID-19 Rwanda: More Cases, More Contacts Tracing
June,07 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_54165" align="alignnone" width="800"] National Joint Task Force and Contact Tracing Team[/caption] The battle to COVID-19 is yet to slow down in Rwanda with 8 new confirmed cases that took the total confirmed cases to 439, "The new cases relate to the Rusizi cluster, they have been isolated and contacts traced," reads a communique from…
National
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Coronavirus: 11 New Cases As Rwanda Concludes A Challenging Week
June,06 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

On Saturday, June 30 Rwanda reported the first COVID-19 death and the victim, the 65-year-old truck driver was laid to rest the following day in Nyamirambo. That Sunday, the country postponed the resumption of the inter-provincial and moto transport that was scheduled on Monday - June 1, because 11 new cases that were discovered included…
National
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500 Tons of Fertilizers From Morocco With Love
June,06 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_54113" align="alignnone" width="900"] OCP headquarters in Casablanca[/caption]  The Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI) has hailed the Rwanda Fertilizer Company (RFC) for supporting Rwandan smallholder farmers with a comprehensive package enabling them to cope with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. RFC is a newly created joint venture between the Government of Rwanda…
Economy
Tags: Rwanda-Morocco Relations
Demand Too Low – Face Mask Manufacturers 
June,06 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

The firms that were tasked to provide enough face masks for the Rwandan community in a bid to prevent the spread of COVID-19 have claimed a lack of market. In mid-April, some 38 garment companies were assigned to manufacture enough face masks for the local market and until May 8th, they reported being “overwhelmed” by…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Rwanda Confirms 13 New COVID-19 Cases From Rusizi District
June,04 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Rwanda has confirmed 13 new COVID-19 cases, all from Rusizi district in Western Province which, since May 31 has become a big concern in the battle against COVID-19. On May 31, the country registered 11 cases, but 5 of them were traced in this district bordering with Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC) at a time the…
National
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Rwanda Puts Western Town of Rusizi Back Into Total Lockdown
June,04 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Rwanda is easing lockdown in other parts of the country, but citizens misregarding the COVID-19 instructions have forced the government to put part of Rusizi district, Western Province bak into total lockdown. On Thursday, a total lockdown was imposed on Kamembe town in Rusizi district bordering with Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC) and its surrounding sectors.…
National
Tags: Coronavirus, Transport
Chinese Military Donates Medical Kits to Support RDF Fight Against COVID-19
June,03 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

The Chinese People Liberation Army has donated medical supplies to Rwanda Defence Force to help in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 prevention and control supplies valued at 290,000 USD were airlifted by the China Air Force and were received at Kigali International Airport today by the Rwanda Defence Force Chief of Defence…
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The Love Affair of Rwandans and Moto Taxis
June,03 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

A photo of a passenger hugging and probably kissing a motorcycle has been going viral since Wednesday, June 3 morning when a ban on passenger moto-taxis was lifted to allow them to hit the road after nearly three months in COVID-19 lockdown. The cabinet on June 2 decided that moto-taxis, inter-provincial public transport should resume…
Society
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COVID-19: Rwanda Confirms 2nd Death, A Repatriated Policewoman
June,03 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_52231" align="alignnone" width="549"] Kanyinya, the Most known COVID-19 centre located in Nyarugenge, city of Kigali[/caption] Rwanda has confirmed a second victim of COVID-19, a young policewoman who contracted the virus while on a mission abroad. "The new death is a 24-year old policewoman who was serving abroad where she fell ill with COVID-19 and…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Breaking News: Rwanda Postpones Resumption of Countrywide Public, Moto Transport
May,31 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_53700" align="alignnone" width="701"] Some of the buses that ply upcountry routes were ready for the job starting June 1[/caption] Rwanda has changed the earlier communicated decision to allow public transport to resume countrywide and moto-taxi to start taking passengers starting June 1. A communique from the Prime Minister's Office which was posted on twitter…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
First COVID-19 Victim In Rwanda Laid to Rest
May,31 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_53709" align="alignnone" width="640"] Credit-all photos: Umuyoboro.rw[/caption] Gisaka Hassan 65, the first victim of COVID-19 in Rwanda was laid to rest on Sunday at the Nyamirambo Muslim cemetery City of Kigali, reports umuyoboro.rw, a local website. On May 30, 2020, the Ministry of Health reported the first death of COVID-19 since the first COVID-19 case…
National
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Public Transport Resumes As Rwanda Reports No COVID-19 Spread Inside the Country
May,31 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_53700" align="alignnone" width="701"] Buses prepare to hit the road on June 1[/caption] Public transport operators, moto-taxi riders spent this Sunday preparing for the resumption of countrywide public transport scheduled Monday, June 1, after nearly 3 months halt that intended to avoid the spread of COVID-19. Like several other sectors, public transport was halted and…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
COVID-19: Rwanda Confirms First Death
May,30 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_52984" align="alignnone" width="1350"] A COVID-19 treatment centre in the city of Kigali[/caption] A 65-year-old driver who came to Rwanda from a neighboring country has become the first victim who died from COVID-19 in Rwanda out of 359 cases that were confirmed since the pandemic outbreak on March 14, 2020. "The patient who died was…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Intwarane Saga Back: Catholic Church Dismisses the Controversial Intwarane ‘Monks’
May,30 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_53640" align="alignnone" width="616"] Intwarane before court[/caption] The Roman Catholic Church of Rwanda has requested the Group called Intwarane which claims to be Monastic sisters and brothers/Monks of reparation and consolation of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary to stop all its activities without further due because it is illegal. A letter from Antoine…
National
Kwibuka 26: Kylian Mbappé, PSG Teammates Standing with Rwanda
May,29 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_53623" align="alignnone" width="1250"] Kylian Mbappé[/caption] Kylian Mbappé and other players of Paris Saint Germain (PSG), the team of Ligue 1 in the Parisian city have expressed solidarity with the people of Rwanda during the ongoing commemoration of the 1994 Genocide committed against Tutsi. "Remember, Unite, Renew. Paris Saint-Germain is standing with Rwanda to remember…
Sports
Tags: Visit Rwanda
93% Rwandans Are Financially Included – FinScope Survey 2020
May,29 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_53614" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Vision impaired bank client withdraw Money at an ATM machine in Kigali. Financial inclusion has increased to 93% from 48% in 2008[/caption] The Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning has launched the 2020 FinScope Survey Report, a yardstick that measures how Rwandans are financially included and progress made towards narrowing gaps.…
Economy
Tags: Financial Inclusion
Sponsored: Cafe Camellia Partners with Bifata Ltd Tech Startup to Speedup Food Deliveries 
May,29 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_53575" align="alignnone" width="600"] Cafe Camellia[/caption] On 27th May 2020, Cafe Camellia in partnership with a local tech startup named Bifata ltd officially launched a mobile application that comes to speed up food and beverage deliveries to homes and offices.  Through an android application dubbed "cafe camellia", residents of Kigali are now able to make…
Companies
Felicien Kabuga Requests to Be Sheltered at His Children’s Home
May,27 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Felicien Kabuga, Rwanda's key Genocide suspect who was arrested in Paris- France last week has requested the Paris Appeal court to allow him to go at his children's home who "know better how to handle his health conditions", pending his trial Kabuga appeared before the Appeal Court of Paris - France to appeal a decision…
International
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The Tutsi Were My Clients, I Couldn’t Kill Them – Felicien Kabuga Pleading ‘Not Guilty’
May,27 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Felicien Kabuga, the Rwandan Genocide suspect who is alleged to be the main financier of  the Genocide committed against Tutsi in 1994 in Rwanda has told the court in France that "all the allegations are fabricated claims against him." "Tutsi were my clients. I used to give them credits to boost their businesses. How could…
International
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Former Governor Aimé Bosenibamwe Laid to Rest
May,27 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Former Governor of Northern Province, Aime Bosenibamwe was laid to rest today at Rusoro cemetery located in Rusororo sector, Gasabo district - Kigali/ The family and the ruling party paid tribute to him for having been a selfless man who spared no effort to do his job and to help whenever the need arises. Bosenibamwe…
Obituaries
COVID-19: More than 60,000 Tests, A Total 339 Cases
May,26 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Rwanda is on its 74th day since the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in the country and despite the unpredictable scenarios, figures indicate that the country could soon see light at the end of the tunnel. On Tuesday, the total number of tests that were conducted since the first case was confirmed, reached 60,443.…
National
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Paul Jabo Executive Sec. Southern Province Suspended
May,26 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_53345" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Paul Jabo[/caption] Prime Minister Dr. Edouard Ngirente has suspended from duty the Executive Secretary of the Southern Province Jabo Paul pending a case under investigation. "I would like to inform you that you are suspended from your duties of the Executive Secretary of the Southern province effective May 26, 2020, due…
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Rwanda’s Capital Kigali From Green to Greener
May,26 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Greening and beautification of Rwanda's capital city, Kigali which is recognized as Africa's greenest and cleanest city is work in progress, the latest main focus being the main roads. From Remera  Chez Lando to Kigali Convention Centre, and from Kimihurura's Aigle Blanc - Kwa Polisi to town, the road is fresh with a variety of…
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I Apologize for All Disappointment to You, Excellency – Gatabazi to President Kagame
May,26 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_53293" align="alignnone" width="640"] Jean Marie Vianney Gatabazi[/caption] Recently suspended from duty, former Governor of Northern Province Jean Marie Vianney Gatabazi has expressed his remorse for disappointing the appointing authority and his party which is also the ruling party and the Rwandan community at large. On Monday President Paul Kagame suspended Governors of Southern and…
National
20,000 Seater Stadium: Meet a ‘Young’ Rwandan Football Club With Big Dreams
May,25 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_53269" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Gasogi Utd Vs Kiyovu Victory Sport in a past game[/caption] On 9th position, debut season in Premier League,they call it a small team, but Gasogi United, the only club fully owned by an individual businessman has started claiming suppremacy in front of elder brothers. Several football clubs in Rwanda born in…
Sports
Take My Son, He May Survive – Heartbreaking Memories of Samuel Dusengiyumva
May,24 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_53228" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Samuel Dusengiyumva, white-red t-shirt, laughing in photo with father, mother, elder brothers and two female guests. He is the only survivor in the family[/caption] He was 13 years old in 1994, an age of big ambitions when the guidance of parents is highly needed, but Samuel Dusengiyumva would burry his hope…
Special Reports
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COVID-19: Ten New Recoveries, A Happy End of the Week
May,24 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Rwanda recorded ten new recoveries on Sunday, reducing the number of active cases to 90 as opposed to 237 total recoveries. So far Rwanda registered 327 COVID-19 cases cumulatively. No death was recorded since March 14 when the first case was registered in Rwanda. Meanwhile, Rwandans are observing the Ministry of health's instructions in regard…
National
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COVID-19: Five New Recoveries, But New Cases Keep Coming
May,23 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Rwanda's battle against new COVID-19 persists and the community at large believes that the country will in the end win but is desperately waiting for the d day. It is not a battle whose exact end couldn't now be predicted given to trends and statistics. In Rwanda, 4 new cases were confirmed from 1,109 tests…
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“Yanga”, the Household Name in Dubbing Industry Turns Born Again Christian
May,23 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_53186" align="alignnone" width="702"] Nkusi Tom a.k.a 'Yanga' or Younger[/caption] He is now born again? that man who chopped my money? I am speechless, says a lover of movies and once diehard of Nkusi Tom a.k.a 'Yanga' or Younger. The man, in his late thirties became famous since the early 2000s when he joined the…
Society
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Former Governor Bosenibamwe Aimé Dies
May,23 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

The former governor of Northern Province, and lately Director General of National Rehabilitation Service(NRS)Bosenibamwe Aimé,  has died. News has it that he died from a short illness. Staff from the Ministry of Local Government where Bosenibamwe reports said that on Friday, May 22, he attended the Senior Management Meeting at the ministry. Bosenibamwe was in…
Obituaries
Rwanda Diaspora in France Brings Case against Concealment of Kabuga
May,22 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

The Association of Rwandan Community in France(CRF) has filed a case to the Nanterre prosecution requesting them to identify, pursue and prosecute all those accomplices who helped top Genocide fugitive Felicien Kabuga to avoid justice for the last twenty-six years. Felicien Kabuga, the tycoon who is believed to be the key financier of the 1994…
International
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Two Arrested over Stealing School Books for a Strange Purpose
May,22 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

The National Police in Bugesera, Eastern Rwanda has arrested a young lady and a boy aged 25 and 20 respectively for stealing school books, not for the eagerness of learning, not for reselling them. The two were caught red-handed on Friday morning, after packing 31 books from Gaseke Primary School located in Rilima sector, a…
Society
One of Rwanda’s Major Genocide Fugitives Augustin Bizimana Confirmed Dead
May,22 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Thirteen counts of genocide, complicity in genocide, extermination, murder, rape, torture, other inhumane acts, persecution, cruel treatment and outrages upon personal dignity,... Augustin Bizimana, one of the major fugitives alleged to have been a senior leader of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi has been confirmed dead. His death was confirmed on Friday by the…
International
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Rwanda Budget: Gov’t to Increase Spending by 7.5%
May,22 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_53126" align="alignnone" width="747"] Dr. Uzziel Ndagijimana, Min. of Finance and Economic Planning presenting the BFP at Parliament, May 21[/caption]  With the New Coronavirus outbreak expected to slow down Rwanda’s economic growth and targets, the government is set to increase national spending by 7.5 percent, with the country’s budget increasing from Rwf2,876.9bn in the 2019/20…
Economy
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COVID-19 Rwanda: 69 Days On, More Recoveries, No Fatality
May,21 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_52674" align="alignnone" width="1400"] A busy day at COVID-19 Command Post - Kigali[/caption] On the 69th day after the first case of COVID-19, Rwanda is still successfully saving lives of COVID-19 patients and has never registered any coronavirus death case. On Thursday, Rwanda registered six new COVID-19 cases from 1,083 tests which brought the active…
National
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Over 3,600 Inmates Granted Presidential Pardon, Conditional Release
May,18 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has granted pardon to a convict and collective pardon to 50 young women convicted for abortion - part of the statement of the cabinet meeting that took place on Monday reads. According to the same statement, the cabinet also approved a Ministerial order granting the conditional release of 3596 convicts. This makes…
National
Former Information Minister and Senator, Prof. Laurent Nkusi Passes On
May,18 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_53006" align="alignnone" width="699"] Professor Laurent Nkuzi at parliament-file photo[/caption] Former Senator, Minister of Information and academician, Professor Laurent Nkusi succumbed to illness last night aged 70. Prof. Nkusi is one of the figures that served the country selflessly since 1970s. Among others, between 1976 -2000, he was  Professor at National University of  Rwanda before…
Obituaries
Rwanda Registers 19 COVID-19 Recoveries In One Day
May,17 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Statistics around COVID-19 battle continue to inspire hope in Rwanda with now 19 new recoveries going home in a single day. On Sunday, 19 patients recovered, and this brought the total number of those who recovered to 197, while the active cases are 95. Three new confirmed cases brought the total to 292 and the…
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COVID-19: Two New Cases Confirmed
May,16 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_52060" align="alignnone" width="1400"] Rwanda has on Saturday, confirmed two new COVID-19 cases after two consecutive days of negative tests.[/caption] The cumulative number of confirmed cases has now increased to 289, while the recoveries increased to 178 including one person in the last 24 hours. Active cases have now increased to 111 but the trends…
National
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Felicien Kabuga: Who is He, Why Was He Wanted?
May,16 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

News of the arrest of Genocide fugitive Felicien Kabuga who is alleged to be the key sponsor of the Genocide was relief among the Rwandan community at large and the prosecution in particular. Kabuga was arrested on Saturday in Paris - France by the gendarmery after several operations and in collaboration with Belgium Federal Police…
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Rwanda Welcomes the Arrest of Felicien Kabuga
May,16 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_52938" align="alignnone" width="512"] National Prosecution Authority's Office. Photo Cyril Ndegeya[/caption] The National Public Prosecution Authority has welcomed the arrest of Felicien Kabuga, the most wanted Genocide fugitive in Paris- France on May 16. the International Criminal Tribunal placed 11 charges against Kabuga in 2001, including «genocide», «conspiracy to commit genocide», «complicity in genocide», and…
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Please Extradite Felicien Kabuga for Trial in Rwanda – Ibuka
May,16 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_52928" align="alignnone" width="600"] Some of the Genocide victims in Rwanda[/caption] The umbrella association of Genocide Survivors' Association - Ibuka has requested that the tycoon Felicien Kabuga be sent to Rwanda for trial in the community that experienced the worst catastrophe of humanity in the 2oth century. The world’s most wanted fugitive who is wanted…
International
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Most Wanted Genocide Fugitive Felicien Kabuga Arrested in France
May,16 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Tycoon Felicien Kabuga, the most wanted Genocide fugitive who is alleged to have provided key sponsorship to the Genocidal government in buying weapons that helped to exterminate over 1 million Tutsi in Rwanda was arrested in Paris-France this morning. News of the arrest of Kabuga was communicated by the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals.…
International
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COVID-19 Rwanda: No New Cases in Two Consecutive Days
May,15 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

May 14-15 will be marked good days in this fight against COVID-19 in Rwanda. Like yesterday, there was no new COVID-19 case that was confirmed on Friday out of the 1,058 tests that were conducted. The cumulative number of confirmed cases remains 287, while the number of recoveries reached 177 after an additional 9 people…
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We Lost Heroes – Families Pay Tribute to Gakenke Disaster Victims
May,15 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_52873" align="alignnone" width="697"] May 8, 2020: Burial of Theoneste Dushimimana, his wife Edith Hategekimana and their six children in Bukiza village-Gakenke who were wiped out by rain disaster[/caption] Wednesday, May 6, 2020, a sunny day started like a normal day in Gakenke district, Northern province with no sign that it would rain. Andrew Mwumvaneza…
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Two Months after 1st Covid-19 Case, Rwanda Registers Zero New Cases, 4 More Recover.
May,14 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Rwanda continues to register more COVID-19 recoveries while new cases go diminishing on a daily basis. On May 14, exactly two months after the first case which was confirmed on March 14, the Ministry of Health conducted 895 tests and all of them turned negative and this came following three consecutive days with only one…
National
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COVID-19 Rwanda: Green Dots Take Over
May,12 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_51387" align="alignnone" width="680"] COVID-19 treatment centre in the outskirts of Kigali[/caption] The battle against COVID-19 in Rwanda is on high gear, and the latest statistics are a reason to hope for a better future. Since the start of the week yesterday, the more recoveries than active cases and the trend continued on Tuesday. Three…
National
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COVID-19 Rwanda: The Week Starts with 10 Recoveries
May,11 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Ten new recoveries bringing the total number of recoveries to 150 against 135 active cases including one identified today, in a total of 285 confirmed cases, there is a reason to hope for the good conduct of the battle against COVID-19 in Rwanda. All the confirmed cases have been identified from 42,805 including 380 on…
National
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Kagame Appoints Chief of State Protocol, Permanent Secretaries and More
May,11 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_52709" align="alignnone" width="400"] Amb. Moses Rugema[/caption] President Paul Kagame has appointed several officials including the Chief of State Protocol in the Office of the President, an ambassador, Director Generals, among other senior officials in ministries and beyond. Moses Rugema was promoted Ambassador and appointed the Chief of State Protocol in the Office of the…
National
COVID-19 Update – Rwanda: Total Cases Increase to 284
May,10 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_52674" align="alignnone" width="800"] A busy day at COVID-19 Command Post - Kigali[/caption] The total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rwanda has increased to 284 after four new cases were identified among 1,040 tests that were conducted in the last 24 hours. No patient recovered today; the total recoveries remain 140 while the active cases…
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Kagame Chairs RDF’s High Command Council
May,10 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame and Commander-in-Chief of the Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) chaired the Force’s High Command Council on May 9, at the Rwanda Military Academy - Gako, RDF reports. According to a press release," the Commander-in-Chief called on officers of the RDF to keep working tirelessly to uphold discipline and the values that characterize the…
National
RDF Reports A Shooting Incident On Lake Rweru in Bugesera
May,10 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

The Rwanda Defence Force(RDF) reports that on Friday 8 May 2020, in Rweru sector of Bugesera district in the Eastern Province, "a group of fishermen from Burundi illegally crossed into the Rwandan waters in Lake Rweru. While Rwanda Defence Force was ordering the fishermen to return back to their country, Burundian soldiers intervened from their…
Regional
COVID-19 Rwanda: 140 Recoveries, 140 Active Cases
May,09 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Rwanda has on Friday registered exactly a total of 280  cases of  COVID-19 since the pandemic was confirmed in Rwanda on March 14 this year. The total number of confirmed cases was registred on Friday when 7 new cases were confirmed out of 1198 tests that were conducted in the last 24 hours. Another 4…
National
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Kagame Meets RDF Officers at Rwanda Military Academy in Gako
May,09 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

President Kagame has today met with officers of the Rwanda Defence Force at the Rwanda Military Academy in Gako, Bugesera district - Eastern Province. Photos on Urugwiro twitter handle show the President and Commander In Chief of Rwanda Defence Forces in army fatigues.
National
COVID-19: Two New Cases As First Week-end in Eased Lockdown Starts
May,08 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

It is five days since  Rwanda eased the COVID-19 lockdown, allowing several businesses to resume. The law enforcers, health officials, and other stakeholders are adjusting here and there, to make sure that no other incident causes a setback in the COVID-19 fight and obliges a new total lockdown. The numbers on Friday were not worrisome.…
National
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Coronavirus: 2 New Cases, 4 Recoveries As Businesses Resume
May,04 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Today was a big day in Rwanda where people were allowed to go out and conduct businesses after nearly two months in a lockdown. It is part of the partial lockdown which will be reviewed 15 days later. While the impact of the partial lockdown may not directly show any changes in figures whatsoever, the…
National
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Pictorial: Kigali without Sensory Overload, Credit Covid-19? Have your Say
May,03 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

In the midst of the noise and bustle of busy city life, it can be easy to miss your surroundings. In any trial Covid-19 might try to wriggle out of its malign intent by claiming that it at least showed us our surroundings in a new light.  You are tired, but you must finish those…
National
Rwanda Partially Lifts COVID-19 Lockdown: Schools, Churches Remain Closed
May,01 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

The cabinet meeting that took place on April 30th has lifted the COVID-19 lockdown that started on March 21 with some exceptions and conditions. Among others, schools will remain closed until September 2020, churches and bars will remain closed, but businesses will open, on several conditions. The new measures will take effect on Monday 4th…
National
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Covid-19: Five New Cases, Spike Still Attributed to Cross Border Truck Drivers
April,28 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_49986" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Medics go about their work at the Coronavirus Isolation Centre at the Mbagathi Hospital in Nairobi, capital of Kenya, March 6, 2020. (Xinhua/Fred Mutune)[/caption] Rwanda has confirmed five new coronavirus cases and 2 more recoveries, to bring the total number of confirmed cases to 212, and 95 recoveries. Active cases have increased…
National
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Kwibuka26 in Ghana:Time Hasn’t Dimmed Memory of Our Loved Ones – Dr. Kirabo Kacyira
April,28 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_52039" align="alignnone" width="705"] Lighting the Flame of Remembrance[/caption] The Rwandan community in Ghana, friends of Rwanda joined by several officials have held an online Kwibuka 26 event where they reminded the need for everyone, including the international community to prevent the Genocide from happening again in Rwanda or in any part of the world.…
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Kagame Removes Gen Nyamvumba From Duties
April,27 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has removed General Patrick Nyamvumba from his duties as Minister of Internal Security, owing to matters of accountability under investigation- a communique from Prime Minister's Office on Monday evening reads. "General Nyamvumba reports back to RDF headquarters pending further decision," the communique further reads. General Nyamvumba was appointed Minister of Internal Affairs…
National
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COVID-19: Rwanda Confirms 16 New Cases
April,27 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Rwanda has once again registered an unusual increase in numbers of Covid-19 infection after confirming 16 new cases on Monday, April 27. It's again an issue of drivers and their assistants, which was the case since Friday, April 24 when the country confirmed 22 cases, the biggest since March 14 when the first COVID-19 positive…
National
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Coronavirus: 8 New Cases As Numbers Continue to Surge
April,26 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_50246" align="alignnone" width="1350"] Kanyinya Health Centre, one of the Centres that acomodate Covid-19 patients[/caption] Rwanda's Ministry of Health has confirmed eight Covid-19  cases on Sunday, which brought the total number to 191. However, four new recoveries were also registered thus taking the total numbers of recoveries to 92 and active cases, 99. The new…
National
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Pictorial: Places in Rwanda You Probably Miss
April,26 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

It's now 42 days since Rwanda started Covid-19 lockdown and no wonder, everyone, leave alone the tourists is already missing the beauty of the fauna and flora of the country in its thousands hills and valleys, including its meandering rivers. None, at least in Rwanda, would think that one day, they would miss the green…
National
I Just Had A Good Conversation with President Donald Trump – President Kagame
April,25 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_51894" align="alignnone" width="1400"] L-R: President Paul Kagame, President Donald Trump in a past meeting[/caption] President Paul Kagame has had a conversation with his United States of America counterpart Donald Trump to discuss the bilateral relationship and Covid-19 Pandemic support. "I just had a good conversation with President @realDonaldTrump. We discussed our good relationship, and…
National
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COVID-19 Rwanda Update: 87 Recoveries, 67 Active Cases
April,23 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_50561" align="alignnone" width="1350"] The Kigali based centre where COVID-19 patients get hospitalised[/caption] The number of Covid-19 cases in Rwanda stands at 154 as of April 23 while the number of recoveries keeps increasing as the country continues to reinforce preventive measures. On Thursday, one new Covid-19 case that took the cumulative number to 154…
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Rwanda Confirms 3 New Covid-19 Cases, Total Now 153
April,22 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_51081" align="alignnone" width="680"] The Rwandan Medical team handling Covid-19 cases[/caption] There were no new Covid-19 recoveries, no fatality(there has never been any) confirmed on April 22, but there were three new cases confirmed out of 1,038 tests. This, according to the Ministry of health, brought the total confirmed cases to 153, while the active…
Economy
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Our Collective Humanity Is at Stake – AfDB Boss
April,22 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_50500" align="alignnone" width="1300"] Akinwumi Adesina, AfDB president[/caption] African Development Bank Group President Akinwumi Adesina says accelerated global health and economic effort is needed to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa. Stating that “one death is one too many” and that “our collective humanity is at stake,” Adesina urged U.S. and African government officials and…
International
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Featured: The University of Rwanda and Unicaf University strengthen their partnership
April,21 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

  The University of Rwanda and Unicaf University have agreed to work together to develop the University of Rwanda’s capacity for online delivery of its programmes. Unicaf University’s instructional designers are working with University of Rwanda academics to convert a number of University of Rwanda programmes for online delivery through the Unicaf state-of-the-art digital platform…
Companies
Rwanda, A Good Day in Covid-19 Battle: Four More Recover, No New Case
April,20 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_51653" align="alignnone" width="687"] Covid-19 April 20. No new case and production of face mask is now a priority[/caption] Rwanda has not found any coronavirus case out of the 1,299 tests today. Instead, four new patients recovered, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 80 and the number of active cases to 67. The…
National
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Rwanda Confirms Three New Covid-19 Cases, 7 Recoveries
April,19 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_51611" align="alignnone" width="651"] A chat showing the situation of COVID-19 in Rwanda since the First case was confirmed - March 14,2020[/caption] Rwanda is registering more recoveries of COVID-19 patients. On Sunday, 7 more patients recovered, but the number of new cases keeps increasing, too. The cumulative number of the cases was on Sunday reviewed…
National
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Rwanda Confirms 1 New Covid-19 Case, 4 Recoveries
April,18 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

The cumulative number of COVID-19 confirmed cases increased to 144 people on Saturday when the country registered one new case from 712 tests. Moreover, other 4 people recovered today, to bring the number of total recoveries to 69 people. This reduced the number of active cases to 75 patients compared to 78 on Friday. "All…
National
Coronavirus: 5 New Cases As 5 Recover
April,17 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_51516" align="alignnone" width="715"] Minister of Health Dr. Daniel Ngamije. The Ministry has a very important task of speareheading Covid-19 pandemic[/caption] Rwanda has confirmed five new COVID-19 cases bringing the total to 143 cases, while five COVID-19 patients recovered. This brought the number of recovered patients to 65 while the number of active cases remained…
National
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Rwanda Confirms 2 New Covid-19 Cases As Five Recover
April,15 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_51387" align="alignnone" width="680"] The roof of a COVID-19 centre in capital Kigali[/caption] Rwanda has confirmed two new coronavirus cases, out of 923 samples that were tested in the last 24 hours bringing the cumulative number of confirmed cases to 136. However, 54 patients have so far recovered including five in the last 24 hours…
International
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Coronavirus: 7 New Cases As 7 Recover
April,14 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

March 14 - April 14, 2020, it is one month since Rwanda registered the first COVID-19 case. The number of positive cases kept increasing ever since, but on April 5, the country started discharging patients who recovered, too, and the trend is continuing. On Tuesday Rwanda registered 7 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the figure of…
National
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Rwanda: Number of Recovered Covid-19 Patients Increases to 42
April,13 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_51081" align="alignnone" width="680"] The Rwandan Medical team handling Covid-19 cases[/caption] Rwanda has confirmed one new case of Coronavirus while 17 more patients recovered, bringing the number of total cases to 127 and 42 recovered patients. First batch of 4 recovered patients were discharged on Sunday, April 5 and more were found as totally recovered…
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Kwibuka 26: Meet Mariane, the Little Girl in the Heart-breaking Video, 26 years Later
April,13 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_51189" align="alignnone" width="1400"] Marianne Mamashenge[/caption] As the country started commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi on April 7, a video of a little girl in tattered clothes, sobbing uncontrollably while pointing at the spot where her mother and father were killed, started circulating widely especially on social media. The video perhaps stands…
National
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Rwanda Confirms 2 New Covid-19 Cases Bringing Total to 120
April,11 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_49951" align="alignnone" width="1400"] Face Mask[/caption] Rwanda has confirmed 2 new coronavirus cases out 842 samples tested in the last 24 hours. "This brings the cumulative number of confirmed cases to 12o(of whom 18 have recovered, including 11 in the past 24 hours)," the Ministry of Health writes. Meanwhile, the two cases are contacts of…
National
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Kagame Sacks Nduhungirehe for Acting Contrary to Gov’t Policies
April,09 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_51061" align="alignnone" width="750"] Amb. Olivier Nduhungirehe[/caption] President Paul Kagame has today sacked Amb. Olivier Nduhungirehe, the Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in charge of East African Community. A communique signed by Prime Minister Dr. Edouard Ngirente reads; "Today, 9th April, 2020, the President of the Republic has…
National
Latest: No New Cases of Covid-19, More Patients Declared Free of Infection
April,07 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_50852" align="alignnone" width="1400"] First batch to be discharged included four patients who recovered-They went back home on Sunday[/caption] On April 7, 2020, as the country starts the week of Commemoration of Genocide against Tutsi, no new case of coronavirus was reported, but the good news of more patients who recovered. The Ministry of Health…
National
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Covid-19: Rwanda Confirms One New Case Bringing Total to 105
April,06 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_49951" align="alignnone" width="1400"] Face Mask[/caption] Rwanda's Minitsry of health has confirmed a new coronavirus case to bring a total in the country to 105 cases, of which 4 were discharged yesterday. The new case is a person who was identified through tracing contacts of previously confirmed Covid=19 positive cases. The new case was isolated…
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Covid-19: Cabinet Members, Senior Officials Forfeit April Salaries
April,05 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

"All cabinet members, permanent Secretaries, Heads of Public Institutions and other Senior officials shall forfeit one month's salary(April),"  a communique from Office of the Prime Minister reads. The Communique explained that the government decided this "in the context of fighting Coronavirus, Covid-19, and in solidarity with the most affected Rwandans, and ongoing social protection initiatives."…
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Rwanda Confirms 2 New Covid-19 Cases as 4 Patients Are Discharged
April,05 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_50867" align="alignnone" width="919"] Kanyinya-Nyarugenge district-The vehicles transporting back home the first batch of COVID-19 patients who recovered[/caption] Sunday was a different and most hopeful day which increased optimism compared to the previous 21 days when the First COVID-19 case was confirmed in Rwanda. The country registered two new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total…
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Rwandans Join Hands to Help Government Support the Most Vulnerable
April,05 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_50861" align="alignnone" width="1080"] The support from Hope Haven Rwanda School[/caption] It was not very clear what life would look like in the family of Odette Mukashyaka, a mother of seven, after Covid-19 lockdown was extended by 15 days, until April 19 because her stock was already emptying. A casual laborer, Mukashyaka woke up on…
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Coronavirus: 13 New Cases Bring Total in Rwanda to 102
April,04 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

From 89 cases yesterday, on Saturday-April 4, Rwanda confirmed 13 new coronavirus , Covid-19 cases to bring total in Rwanda to 102 as the country starts another 15 Day lockdown. Cases that were confirmed today involve two people who traveled from Dubai and two others who travelled from Turkey. The remaining 9 cases are contacts…
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Covid-19: Rwanda Confirms Five New Cases
April,03 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_50636" align="alignnone" width="1400"] Sanitizer, one of the ways to wash hands. Five new Covid-19 cases have been registered in Rwanda[/caption] Five new people have been decisively confirmed Covid-19 positive in Rwanda, to bring the number to 89 cases since March 14. The five cases consist exclusively of "five contacts of previously confirmed positive cases,…
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Cabinet Meeting Extends Covid-19 Lockdown to 15 Days
April,01 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

An extraordinary cabinet meeting chaired by President Paul Kagame via Video Conference has extended the Coronavirus lockdown for an additional fifteen (15) days. Rwandans and residents of Rwanda will remain home until Sunday 23:59 on April 19,2020, according to the communique that was signed by Prime Minister after the cabinet meeting on Wednesday. The cabinet…
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No New Covid-19 Case in Rwanda
March,30 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

No new case was registered in Rwanda on Monday, March 30, the daily update of the Ministry of Health has confirmed. The number of confirmed coronavirus positive cases stands at 70 people with the first case having been registered on March 14. "All patients are being treated from appropriate health facilities and are recovering. Many…
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COVID-19: 10 New Cases Bring Total in Rwanda to 70
March,29 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_50151" align="alignnone" width="1527"] A woman after shopping in Kigali. As the Covid-19 cases rise to 70, Rwandans continue to observe restrictions that were put in place[/caption] The total of positive cases of New Coronavirus in Rwanda has now hit 70 after the Ministry of Health announced 10 new cases. An update issued on Sunday…
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Covid-19: Six New Cases in Rwanda Bring Total to 60
March,28 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_50468" align="alignnone" width="1300"] A Combined photo of equipment from Covid-19 centre of Kanyinya in Nyarugenge district. Photos were taken by RBA[/caption] Rwanda's Joint task Force in charge of fighting Covid-19 activities has today confirmed 6 new coronavirus positive cases bringing the total in Rwanda to 60 cases since March 14. Of the six people,…
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Rwanda Confirms 9 New Coronavirus Cases
March,26 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Rwanda has confirmed nine new coronavirus cases, bringing the total to 50 in thirteen days. The first case in Rwanda was confirmed on March 14. Of the nine cases, five are people who came from Dubai and were sent straight to quarantine, one passenger who came from United States of America and sent straight to…
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You are Violating Directives – Rwanda Police on People Conducting Sports Outside
March,26 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_50315" align="alignnone" width="644"] Sport was allowed until March 21, but movements outside homes were restricted for a genuine reason - fighting Covid-19[/caption] All people are meant to stay at home, irrespective of their age and social status, unless they are going to shop for family survival or any other important duty that never waits,…
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Video: Life in Kigali under Coronavirus Lockdown
March,26 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_50309" align="alignnone" width="800"] Kigali City downtown taxi park[/caption] The same beauty, green and clean but few, if not the absence of movement is the characteristic of Kigali since March 21. From the city centre to Biryogo, the city which never sleeps and from Giporoso to Nyabugogo via Chez Lando, you will be able to…
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Silence the Guns, Fight Coronavirus – Antonio Guterres to Warring Parties
March,24 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_50258" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary-General[/caption] The Secretary-General of the United Nations(UN) Antonio Guterres Has requested fot a global ceasefire for fighting parties to focus on the new enemy - Coronavirus which does not exempt anyone. In his statement yesterday, Guterres said; "Our world faces a common enemy: COVID-19. The virus does not…
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Rwanda Confirms 17 New Cases Largely From Dubai
March,24 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_50246" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Kanyinya Health Centre, one of the Centres that accommodate Covid-19 patients[/caption] Rwanda has confirmed 17 cases of coronavirus Covid-19, of whom 9 from Dubai. This takes the number of total confirmed cases to 36 within barely 10 days. The first case of Covid-19 was confirmed on March 14. It consists of…
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Jack Ma’s Support to Africa Much Appreciated
March,23 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

It was with much appreciation that the African Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) and the Government of Ethiopia received a consignment of medical equipment received the support from Jack Ma and Alibaba Foundations to support Africa’s response to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) outbreak. The shipment included over 1.5 million laboratory diagnostic test…
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Not Time for Panic: Understanding Prime Minister’s Instructions
March,21 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

As media, we are publishing instructions regarding the battle against coronavirus covid-19 from the Prime Minister's office, the Ministry of health and other relevant institutions as they come. They are many, and they all come with different restrictions, which, to some extent carry negative impacts on the lives of people that they directly affect and…
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Borders, Shops Closed, Motorcycles Banned and Movements Limited
March,21 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Rwanda has tightened measures that are meant to control more the spread of coronavirus Covid-19. A communiqué that was signed by the Prime Minister of Rwanda Dr Edouard Ngirente on Saturday issued nine serious measures for the next two weeks susceptible to be increased, citing need to control the quick spread and referring to measures…
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Rwanda Confirms Six New Covid-19 Cases Including 10 Month Old Baby
March,20 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Rwanda has confirmed six new coronavirus Covid-19 cases, most of which from foreigners and nationals freshly coming from countries that were affacted way earlier than Rwanda. The number brings the total cases to 17. The age of the new cases is included between ten months and 32 years old. One case include a French national…
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No New Covid-19 Case Registered in Rwanda
March,19 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Rwanda did not register a new case of coronavirus Covid-19 on Wednesday - the ministry of health has said in a communique adding that the number of cases has remained 11 people under treatment. The 11 cases were registered within five days ounting from March 14 to 15 with the first case being an Indian…
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President Abdel Fattah Sends A Message to President Paul Kagame
March,19 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Solidarity prevails between African countries in this period where a pandemic coronavirus covid-19 is spreading quickly. Today at Urugwiro Village, President Kagame received Sameh Shoukry, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt, who delivered a message from President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. Rwanda and Egypt are joined by cordial bilateral relationship. In February, President Abdel Fattah took…
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BK Urumuri’s Rwanda-wide Search for 25 Outstanding Women Entrepreneurs 
March,19 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

BK headquartersThe 4th annual BK Urumuri competition will select 25 women-run businesses for 0% interest loans and 4-month business training and consulting from Inkomoko. On March 18th 2020, Inkomoko Entrepreneur Development and Bank of Kigali Plc, launched the 4th annual BK Urumuri competition to identify Rwanda’s most outstanding entrepreneurs. This year, the competition is seeking…
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Rwanda: COVID-19 Cases Increase to 11, Flights to Be Cancelled
March,18 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_50045" align="alignnone" width="799"] Covid-19 fight extended to motorcyclists. Cases have now increased to 11[/caption] Rwanda has announced three more cases of New Coronavirus, taking the total of people who tested positive for the virus to 11 as the country moves to halt flights in and out of the country. The Ministry of Health said…
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Rwanda Suspends Group Visits to Genocide Memorial Sites
March,18 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

It's probably the first time in the last 25 years that an incident happens to suspend visits to Genocide memorials where the victims of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi lay to rest. On Wednesday, a statement from the national commission for the fight against Genocide(CNLG) suspended the visits of Genocide memorials in groups. Dr Jean…
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Ethiopian President Visits Rwanda
March,16 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

It's probably the kind of a trip of a friend in need a friend indeed. Today at Urugwiro Village, President Kagame met with President Sahle-Work Zewde of Ethiopia for bilateral discussions. Rwanda and Ethiopia entertain excellent bilateral relations. President Sahle-Work Zewde, was last in Rwanda in November 2019 for the Global Gender Summit. On the…
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Food And Drugs Authority Warns against Profiteering Amid Covid-19 Pandemic
March,15 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_49951" align="alignnone" width="640"] Face Mask selling like hot cake in Kigali[/caption] The Rwanda Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), has warned importers, producers of toiletries, all sanitizers at large, face masks and other products that are used in efforts to combat and prevent coronavirus pandemic not to take advantage. On March 14,2020, Rwanda confirmed first…
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Rwanda Confirms First Case of Coronavirus
March,14 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_49538" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Man washing hands in a public place in Kigali in preventive measure of COVID-19. First case has been registered and it is from an Indian citizen[/caption] An Indian citizen who arrived in Rwanda on March 8,2020 from Mumbai has tested coronavirus positive, Rwanda’s Ministry of Health has confirmed. Upon arrival, the…
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Coronavirus: Rwanda Suspends the Morning Assembly at School
March,11 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_49824" align="alignnone" width="1500"] Children on a morning assembly at Kigali Greater Heights School in Masoro, Gasabo district[/caption] Students will not gather for the morning assemblies as usual in any Rwandan school until further notice. The Ministry of education has released new instructions that go in line with the fight of coronavirus outbreak. The disease…
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Rwanda Tightens Screening Measures on Arriving Travelers to Avert Coronavirus Outbreak 
March,08 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Rwanda has taken further preventive measures against arriving travelers in regard to coronavirus which is yet to reach the country. The instructions that were released by the Ministry of Health on Sunday mainly inform the general public and visitors coming to Rwanda, that the country has decided to roll out screening of Coronavirus – COVID-19…
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Coronavirus: Kigali City Suspends Concerts
March,08 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_49656" align="alignnone" width="800"] Cecile Kayirebwa who was much expected tonight[/caption] Kigali city dwellers were warming up for two big concerts on this International Women’s Day, only to hear that the concerts and others that were in the making are suspended until further notice. The city of Kigali referred to the communiqué that was issued…
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Coronavirus: Rwanda Catholic Church Suspends the ‘Holy Kiss’
March,07 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

You will not hug in a Rwandan catholic church nor shake hand with your neighboring church mate until further notice. The episcopal council has sent a notice with three items to the attention of the church attendants in effort to avoid any potential spread of the corona virus, a global concern which is yet to…
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Tour du Rwanda: Shake Hand with Gorillas at the Finish Line
February,27 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Today, riders in Tour du Rwanda at its fifth stage will finish their 84.7 kilometer in the land gorilla silverback. The finish line is in front of Musanze Market, in the city that is located in the foothill of the Volcano national park, the home to the rare mountain gorillas. This says it all; it…
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President Kagame Makes Major Cabinet Shakeup
February,26 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_49220" align="alignnone" width="788"] L-R: Richard Tushabe, Minister of State in Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning in charge of National Treasury, Ines Mpambara, Minister in Charge of Cabinet Affairs at Primature[/caption] President Paul Kagame has appointed five Ministers and seven Ministers of State in a major cabinet shakeup on Wednesday, Feb 26. Some Ministers…
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Stage 4: Let’s Meander From West to West
February,26 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

This is the longest stage of all in Tour du Rwanda, and if you want, the most beautiful stage and most difficult one. The 206.3km Stage Rusizi-Rubavu through Mu Ityazo is probably the hardest one, with its several meanders and high hills. It will be the survivor of the fittest but a lot is there…
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Huye – Rusizi: Call it A Green Stage
February,26 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

It was expected; this stage 3 of Tour du Rwanda did not disappoint; the visitors realised the beauty of Rwanda on the Huye-Rusizi itinerary. The excitement along the road is incontestably the best you have ever seen. The citizen of Kitabi on the gate of Nyungwe National Park stopped everything to watch the rides. Those…
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Featured: Watch UEFA Europa League On StarTimes- English Clubs Well Positioned
February,25 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_49087" align="alignnone" width="960"] Fixtures Europa League[/caption] If anybody was in doubt whether the three English teams remaining in the Europa League are on form ahead of their return legs in the round of the last-32, Sunday’s league results should give an answer. Between them, Arsenal, Manchester United and Wolves scored nine goals – three…
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Tour du Rwanda: Let’s Go Meet ‘Swahili’ Community Via Monkeys’ Homeland
February,25 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_49058" align="alignnone" width="1024"] The view of Bukavu by the opposite town of Kamembe in Rwanda. Rusizi is one of the best touristic destinations of Rwanda which offers the best views on Lake Kivu and Bukavu in DRC[/caption] It’s day three of the Tour du Rwanda, country’s cherished sport due to the enthusiasm it carries,…
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Rwanda Adds Rwf140Bn on its Budget to Cater for Newly Created Embassies
February,24 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_49047" align="alignnone" width="1024"] The Rwandan Embassy in Mozambique was opened in June last year[/caption] Rwanda's Minister of Finance Dr Uziel Ndagijimana on Monday presented to lawmakers a proposed budget increase of Rwf140.1 billion to the current Rwf2.8 trillion in order to manage operationalization of the newly established embassies, community health-based insurance subsidies, milk support…
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Tour Du Rwanda: Follow Riders in the Richest Historical Heritage Sites
February,24 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_49025" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Butare diocese[/caption] Tour du Rwanda is on its second stage and riders are now heading to the Southern province; Kigali-Huye (120.5km). The cyclists left Kigali from the new building Muhima Investment Corporatio(MIC) adjacent to the main roundabout and descended on Nyabugogo via the new road that connects Yamaha to Muhima –…
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The Image at Tour du Rwanda
February,23 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_48989" align="alignnone" width="799"] Whether you are in front, in the middle or behind, at the start, the position does not matter. Time will tell who does better[/caption] KT Press lens is present at Tour du Rwanda 2020 which is running from February 23 through March 1, 2020. Much as a photo speaks more than…
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Naomie Nishimwe Is Miss Rwanda 2020
February,23 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_48915" align="alignnone" width="561"] Nishimwe Naomie[/caption] Bets started much earlier during the preliminaries and many said Naomie Nishimwe would emerge the winner, and indeed, she was crowned Miss Rwanda 2020 in the night of February 22,2020, to mean last Saturday. Well, some speculated that she was meant to win the competition because "one of the…
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Photos: Minutes Ahead of Quadripartite Summit
February,21 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

 The quadripartite summit that brings together Rwanda and Uganda under facilitation of DRC and Angola to discuss re-establishment of good relations between Rwanda and Uganda is undergoing at Katuna/Gatuna border. The border lays between Rwanda and Uganda and four heads of State are expected to take the Luanda discussions further, towards the normalisation of relations.…
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Umwiherero 2020: The Four Days That Will Be Remembered
February,20 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_48745" align="alignnone" width="800"] President Paul Kagame and First Lady Jeannette Kagame[/caption] The National Leadership retreat-umwiherero has been concluded in Gabiro- Gatsibo district in Eastern Province. The retreat which started on February 15,2020 and covered four successive days of sessions, reflections and some sports, was conducted in the same spirit of the previous 16 retreats:…
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Tour du Rwanda: Take Me Across the Land of a Thousand Hills
February,19 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_39250" align="alignnone" width="695"] Singita Kwitonda Lodge in Musanze[/caption] Countdown: It’s only four days to the Tour of Rwanda, an international cycling competition, now in its twelfth edition. [caption id="attachment_48669" align="alignnone" width="1600"] Tourists embark on gorilla trekking[/caption] There has never been such excitement, discovery of Rwandan beauty along the eight routes, and behind the scene.…
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Kizito Mihigo Commits Suicide
February,17 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_48505" align="alignnone" width="750"] Kizito Mihigo's last photo that was seen by the media[/caption] Rwanda's artist Kizito Mihigo was found dead in a police cell from Remera police station, a communique from Rwanda National Police reads. The vocal artists, Kizito, 38, was arrested last week while attempting to illegally cross to Burundi, according to Rwanda…
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When Kenya Is Grieving, It Goes As far As Our Country – Kagame
February,12 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_48248" align="alignnone" width="800"] Funerals of Daniel Arap Moi at Nyayo stadium-Nairobi-Photo Village Urugwiro[/caption] President Paul Kagame has told the people of Kenya that whatever happens to them, good or bad, it also affects Rwanda. The president on Tuesday, February 11,2020  was speaking at Nyayo Stadium in Nairobi where he joined President Kenyatta and Heads…
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Tour du Rwanda: A Week of Excitement, Discovery and Hot Deals is Back
February,11 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_48191" align="alignnone" width="640"] A beautiful photo taken in the Kigali-Musanze road[/caption] There has never been in Rwanda, a sport that brings excitement, help the tourists to explore the beauty of the country of a thousand hills while also allowing the Rwandan community to strike good business deals than cycling. The 10th edition since 2009…
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Rwanda, Tunisia Sign Air Service Agreement
February,10 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Rwanda has signed with Tunisia an air service agreement to bring the number to 101 deals of the kind between Rwanda and countries that committed to make the free movement of people a reality. The agreement, according to Rwanda’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was signed between Dr Vincent Biruta – Rwanda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs…
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ICYMI: #QatarAirways Dating RwandAir, Uwizeyimana Resignation and China’s $214M Cheque
February,09 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_48072" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Evode Uwizeyimana[/caption] We may conventionally call the ending week, a week full of lessons that were given to some people here and there. State Minister Evode Uwizeyimana made a mistake that he will regret the rest of his life. He pushed a security agent – a lady on duty who wanted…
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Kagame Pledges $500,000 for African Women’s Leadership Fund
February,08 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has pledged $500,000 to the newly launched African Women’s Leadership Fund at the Gender Equality & Women Empowerment in Africa breakfast, in the sideline of the 33rd General Assembly of the African Union taking place in Addis Ababa-Ethiopia. The African Women Leadership Fund, aim to create a sustainable platform to accelerate the…
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Kagame in Ethiopia for AU Summit Which Discusses ‘Silencing the Guns’
February,08 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_48038" align="alignnone" width="873"] Destruction of 55 tonnes of unexploded ordnances, expired munitions and faulty explosives in Rwanda 2016. The exercise is part of avoiding illegal proliferation of small arms[/caption] President Kagame is in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for the 33rd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union (AU) which is being held under…
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Kigali City District Mayors Dropped
February,07 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_48029" align="alignnone" width="835"] Kayisime Nzaramba-Left and Stephen Rwamurangwa[/caption] Kigali city district mayors have been dropped in a move to implement the new law governing the City of Kigali of July 2019. In the new structure of city of Kigali, districts do not have legal personality and the title of the mayor was replaced by…
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Nothing Grows where There Is Divisionism and Hatred – Jeannette Kagame
February,06 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_47894" align="alignnone" width="800"] The First Lady Jeannette Kagame in a past national Prayer Breakfast back home.[/caption] From Rwanda’s experience, the First Lady of Rwanda Jeannette Kagame has told participants of the 68th US National Prayer Breakfast, that it is common knowledge, that nothing grows where there is divisionism and hatred. The 68th US National…
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Updated: Death toll Rises to 19 After Sunday Heavy Downpour
February,03 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_47754" align="alignnone" width="700"] The landslide wiped out a family of seven, buried them under these ruins. Neighbors shocked[/caption] A heavy downpour that affected most parts of the country on Sunday – February 2nd caused 13 deaths and 2 injuries – the Ministry of Emergency Management has said in the provisional damage assessment report. Most shocking…
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Rwanda This Week: All Eyes on Luanda, The Floods, Heroes and Coronavirus
February,02 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

  It is Sunday. From memories of their Heroes yesterday, February 1, Rwandans, especially religious believers headed to different Churches to pray and thank God for so many things. Others, especially Kigalians, woke up to what has now become a "don't miss" routine Sports exercise. It is car Freed Day - a bi-monthly fitness exercise.…
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Rwanda-Uganda Relations: Kagame, Museveni  3rd Summit Due Tomorrow in Luanda  
February,01 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_47651" align="alignnone" width="2047"] President Museveni(L) and Kagame shake hands as they exchange documents of the Luanda MoU August 2019[/caption] President Paul Kagame of Rwanda and his Ugandan counterpart Yoweli Museveni will meet in Luanda-Angola tomorrow Sunday February 2 to resolve the ongoing tensions between both countries, with the hope of fully restoring ties. “The…
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Police Warn the Public against Escalating WhatsApp Fraudsters
January,29 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

In this era of cybercrimes, the social media has become a huge gate fraudsters use to swindle money from users of several platforms. Complaints about people who swindle money through social media have echoed in the ears of security officers and they have issued an alert. This morning, the national police said; “with the growing…
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RSSB Replaces Health Insurance Membership Card with National ID
January,29 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Effective February 1, 2020, members of the commonly known as public servants’ health insurance – formerly RAMA provided by the Rwanda Social Security Board(RSSB) will only carry their national ID to get medical services. A communiqué that was signed by the RSSB boss Richard Tusabe this January 28, 2020 reads that the institution has shared…
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Rwanda: Religious Organisations Offer Land to Govt For Schools Construction
January,28 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Overcrowding is becoming rampant in Rwandan schools thanks to the education for all policy which is taking shape. To address the challenge, the government needs its education partners badly. Tomorrow, Jan 29, faith based organizations’ leaders will sign formal consent with Ministry of Education where they will commit to provide land that will be used…
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Bidding Farewell to January: All Roads Lead to Umuganda
January,25 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_47335" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Burera district: Construction of water channels to fight against erosion - Minister Jeanne d'Arc Mujawamariya and Governor JMV Gatabazi in action[/caption] From parents who spent wisely their December earnings having in mind that January corresponds to the start of academic calendar to entrepreneurs who were focusing on new strategies to recover…
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Rwanda Reviews Coffee Prices
January,24 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_41370" align="alignnone" width="624"] Coffee washing at Muhondo coffee company - Gakenke district. Farmers are enjoying a price increment[/caption] The price of coffee cherries has been reviewed upward; increasing to Rwf 216 per kilogram from the current Rwf 190 per kilogram that was set in October 2019. Similarly, floaters will sell at Rwf 100 per…
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Rwanda Celebrates One Million On-Grid Connections
January,23 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_47267" align="alignnone" width="791"] The CEO of Rwanda Energy Group, Ron Weiss congratulates the 1 millionth customer[/caption] Rwanda Energy Group (REG) is today celebrating the one million clients’ connection on national grid as part of its efforts to ensure 100% access to electricity by 2024. REG has a total 1,400,000 households connections including 1 million…
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Akagera National Park Visits Increase By 12%
January,22 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

 Rwanda’s biggest national park – Akagera is attracting more tourists who are interested in the Big Five among other animals and beautiful scenery of the East. The park management’s 2019 highlights that were shortly released indicated that the park registered 49,000 visitors, an increase of 12% which represents 1470 visitors compared to the year 2018.…
Economy
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Rwanda Calls for Arrest of Terrorist Groups’ Political Leaders
January,21 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

News of arrest or assassination of a military leader of the terrorist groups operating in Decmocratic Republic of Congo(DRC) to destabilize Rwanda’s or regional security are trending since a couple of years. The National Commission for the Fight against the Genocide (CNLG) is thankful to the DRC government for carrying several operations that intend to…
International
Tags: Rwanda Militia
Exiled Politicians Using Provocative Language against Tutsi – Senate
January,20 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_11725" align="alignnone" width="730"] Rwandans living in The Netherlands and friends march through a street in the Hague to commemorate the 1994 genocide against Tutsi. Exiled politicians are said to be using the media to air provocative content [/caption] Rwanda Senate has established that the press is one of key tools currently being used by exiled…
International
Tags: Renegade
Recently Arrested FLN Spokes Presented to the Media
January,17 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_47088" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Herman Nsengimana (L), Theobald Mutarambirwa in the hands of security organs[/caption] The Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) has presented to the media two men who are alleged to be senior leaders of the armed groups operating in the Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC) that have intention to destabilize Rwandan security. The suspects are…
National
Tags: Rwanda Militia
Shelter of Last Queen of Rwanda Becomes Museum Property
January,16 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

The last home of Rosarie Gicanda, the last queen of Rwanda is being redesigned to give it the original look and equip it with the materials that recall her life and her interaction with the community. Located in Huye district, Ngoma sector in Southern Province along the highway - just one kilometer to the ethnographic…
Society
Tags: Rwandan Kings
‘Larousse’ Promises Correction of Misleading Definition of Genocide against Tutsi
January,16 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

French dictionary and encyclopedia publisher Larousse has come out to explain the motive behind a misleading definition of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi. Larousse, in its Larousse junior early this year, referred the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi as ‘civil war’. The umbrella organisation of survivors of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi –Ibuka protested against…
International
Tags: Genocide Denial
Government Privatises the Struggling Burera Dairy
January,14 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Rwanda government has finally sold off its shares amounting to 98.3% in the Burera dairy ending a five year of the factory management shortfalls. According to a communiqué from Rwanda Industrial Development Agency (NIRDA) which was representing government’s interests in the factory, the plant was sold to African Solutions Private Ltd (Afrisol). KT Press reliably…
Economy
Tags: Privatisation-Auction
Rwanda Police Take Up the Altar to Preach Road Safety Gospel
January,12 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

     This Sunday, the Catholic Church Christians had preachers, not like the usual ones. At convenient times, they Christians flocked to their respective churches, with their rosaries of all colors, some clothed in traditional attires –kitenge- that have the illustration of Virgin Mary, Jesus, angels and Saints. In several churches across the country, men and women…
National
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World’s Biggest Basilica due Next Year in Kibeho – Rwanda  
January,11 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

In November 2021, a new Basilica to be constructed in Kibeho – Southern province of Rwanda will dethrone Saint Peter’s Basicilica - Vatican as world biggest basilica. The latter has a total capacity of 60,000 people, but here comes a church which is barely two times bigger from the land of a thousand hills. Nyaruguru…
International
Tags: Catholic Church
Rwanda’s Only District without Tarmac Road Now Catered For
January,09 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Gisagara district in Southern province is no longer labeled the ‘only district without a tarmac road’. The district has a new tarmac road. At a tune of Rwf 6.5 billion, the 13.8 kilometer Huye – Ndora or conventionally, the Gisagara road is in final touches, according to district Mayor, Jerome Rutaburingoga. The mayor told Kigali…
National
Tags: Roads
Rwanda to Follow Up On 40 Agreements Signed with Morocco Next Week
January,08 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_46731" align="alignnone" width="634"] Ndera Housing Project by the Morrocan company[/caption] Morocco is probably among the countries that signed the biggest number of agreements with Rwanda in less than five years. When King Mohammed VI of Morocco visited Rwanda in October 2016, both countries signed 22 agreements. More would be signed through the years, including…
National
Tags: Rwanda-Morocco Relations
88 Year Old Granny Risks Life in Jail over Drug Trafficking
January,08 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Rwanda Police in Musanze District-Northern Province have arrested a granny aged 88 over drug trafficking. Leading to the arrest of the suspect was her son whom the patrol saw carrying a bag yesterday and was suspicious because they know him for being a partner of the mother. They tried to stop him when he threw…
National
Tags: Drug Trafficking
Kagame Promises Affordable Internet for All
January,02 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_46568" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Internet provided through a router. President Kagame said the cost of internet will be revised downward[/caption] President Paul Kagame has promised that Rwandans living in rural areas will soon have affordable internet at all costs. The president was this December 31, 2019 at national broadcaster where he was asked to how…
Technology
Tags: Internet
Welcoming 2020 in Style
January,01 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Eating, drinking, shouting, going to church, all is good when you cross over the year. But in Kigali, you have not seen it all until you watch the fireworks bursting into the skies of the green and clean Kigali city. Fireworks were sparked at Kigali Stadium (Nyamirambo), Amahoro National Stadium (Remera), Bumbogo Hill in Gasabo…
ShowBiz
Tags: Year Ender
2019 Was A Special Year for My Family – Kagame
December,31 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has said that his family was particularly blessed this 2019 because family members made big achievements. In a conversation with the President at the state television today, the president said that his children graduated at respective levels of education. “You know I am much older than you,” he told the host, a…
Society
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From DRC Jungles to Jail: Genocide Architect Mukandutiye Starts Life Sentence in Rwanda
December,28 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_46432" align="alignnone" width="958"] L-R: Angeline Mukandutiye in 1994. Angeline Mukandutiye upon repatriation mid December 2019[/caption] The name may not sound common to people who were not in the country during the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi. However, any Genocide survivor from Kigali will almost get traumatised if you mention the Education inspector of Nyarugenge  during…
National
Tags: Genocide Perpetrators
In 2019 Rwanda Added the Best to Its List of Friends
December,27 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_46382" align="alignnone" width="799"] President Paul Kagame(Middle) and His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani – the Emir of Qatar(Right) in a visit to Akagera National Park, Eastern Rwanda, April 2019[/caption] President Paul Kagame is a regular visitor to Qatar, and so is His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani – the Emir…
International
Tags: Year Ender
The Beauty of Kigali During the Festive Season
December,25 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_46317" align="alignnone" width="824"] Kigali on Christmas 2019[/caption] Kigali has never been glittering. The beauty of the cleanest and greenest city of Africa has now "gone from glory to glory" this festive season as Kigali Today Cameraman can show. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYJ9_TD6Uow  
National
Tags: Year Ender
Christmas Feasts: 1000 Cows and Still Counting
December,25 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_46305" align="alignnone" width="621"] Rwanda-Rubavu butchery on Christmas 2019[/caption] Whether there are still vegetarians in the city is now debatable. Butcheries from across the country have experienced an exceptional high demand this Christmas, and, forget the usual complaint of  food commodities dealers – that "sells are down these days', the butchers agree that they are…
Economy
Tags: Year Ender
Celebrating Christmas the Rwandan Way
December,25 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Merry Christmas. It’s Christmas in Kigali, the capital city of a secular state whose citizen is however predominantly Christian- it is estimated that more than 80% of the citizen belong to a Christian church in Rwanda. This tells the rest; Christmas is the most celebrated day in the country of a thousand hills - Rwanda.…
Society
Tags: Year Ender
The Next Year Will Be Even Better – Kagame
December,20 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_46123" align="alignnone" width="793"] President Paul Kagame(Left), First Lady Jeannette Kagame, Speaker Donatille Mukabarisa, Senate President Augustin Iyamuremye at national dialogue council-umushyikirano2019[/caption] President Paul Kagame has just closed the 17th National Dialogue Council - Umushyikirano, with a prediction that Rwanda, having had a prosperous and peaceful 2019, will enjoy an even happier 2020. “I had…
National
Tags: Year Ender
Rwanda is Stable- Kagame
December,19 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has told Rwandans that the country is stable and as a matter of fact, the country is now being measured with global indicators where it comes among the top. During the state of the nation address at National Dialogue council-Umushyikirano, which started today, Kagame said that “You have seen a couple of…
National
Tags: Year Ender
Govt on Recent Evacuations: We Can’t Look on as Rwandans Remain in Danger
December,18 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_45966" align="alignnone" width="640"] L-R: Ministers Claver Gatete, Anastase Shyaka, Germaine Kamayirese, Jeanne d'Arc Mujawamariya, Ignatienne Nyirarukundo and Kigali city mayor Pudence Rubingisa[/caption] From January to December this year, Rwanda lost 117 citizens to disasters including lightening, floods, mine disaster, house collapse, to mention but a few. The previous year, the country lost double this…
Society
Tags: Disasters
Rwanda Agriculture Board Returns Home to Southern Province
December,16 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_45901" align="alignnone" width="1024"] The front side of RAB - Rubona division which will serve as new headquarters of RAB[/caption] Headquarters of Rwanda Agriculture Board(RAB) have returned to their old home located in Huye district, southern Province to comply with the cabinet resolution. A communique signed by Doctor Patrick Karangwa, the Director General of RAB…
National
Tags: Agribusiness
Seven Things to Do at First Lady’s Children’s Party
December,15 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Rwanda’s First Lady Jeannette Kagame has hosted more than 200 children at the annual end of year children’s party to wish them Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous 2020. A journalist who has been covering this event, a child who was blessed to attend it for a couple of years may agree with us…
National
Tags: Rwanda’s First Lady, Year Ender
End of Year Children’s Party: A Day With The First Lady
December,15 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

December 15, 2019 will be a memorable day for hundreds of Rwandan children who, not only spent a day with First Lady Jeannette Kagame but also had fun with her and sat on same table for lunch before departing with her gifts. This morning First Lady Jeannette Kagame hosted over 200 children from across the…
Society
Tags: Rwanda’s First Lady
Kagame Appoints Dr Nteziryayo Faustin As New Chief Justice
December,04 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_45416" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Faustin Nteziryayo, Chief Justice speaking at the UR Alumni meeting[/caption] President Paul Kagame has appointed Dr Faustin Nteziryayo as new chief justice of Rwanda replacing Professor Sam Rugege who has been serving in this capacity since December 2011. [caption id="attachment_45425" align="alignnone" width="960"] Rwanda Chief Justice Faustin Nteziryayo(Left) on duty at East…
National
After Arsenal, Rwanda Signs ‘Visit Rwanda’ Deal With Paris Saint Germain
December,04 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_45386" align="alignnone" width="631"] Kylian Mbappé carrying Neymar. The PSG stars could come to Rwanda in future[/caption] “Do not be surprised if in a couple of months you see Kylian Mbappé, Neymar or Angel Di Maria taking selfie with the rare mountain Gorillas in the Green Rwanda,” writes the French based sports24.lefigaro.fr. The team of…
Economy
Tags: Visit Rwanda
Singer Yvery Plans A Mega Album Launch
December,03 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_45363" align="alignnone" width="474"] Yverry Rugamba[/caption] Upcoming R&B artist Yverry Rugamba is in preparations to launch ‘Love You More’, his first ever music album next year on Valentine’s Day. The singer has been releasing love songs ever since he graduated from Nyundo music school and is ready to launch an album on 14th February. The…
ShowBiz
240 Rwanda Police Peacekeepers Jet off to South Sudan
December,02 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

 Rwanda has this morning sent 240 police contingents for the rotational exercise in the UN peace keeping mission in South Sudan. The contingent, aboard Rwandair of which an estimate 30%(72) are female are replacing other 240 police peacekeepers that have been serving for the last one year to protect UN personnel, activities and refugee camps.…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda Peacekeeping
The Best of Car Free Day As Rwanda Welcomes ICASA Delegates
December,02 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_45264" align="alignnone" width="640"] First Lady Jeannette Kagame(third left) at car free day among other officials[/caption] The City of Kigali is used to the Car free day, a couple of hours dedicated to mass sport to increase fitness and good health condition among the city dwellers once every month. However, on December 1,2019, the car…
International
From King’s Palace, Rwanda Museums’ Institute Brings the Best of Nyanza
November,28 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_45130" align="alignnone" width="1500"] Part of the King Palace museum in Nyanza district. There is a lot to see in this area[/caption] The Institute of National Museums of Rwanda(INMR) is launching a project that intends to show visitors the invaluable Rwanda's beauty and cultural heritage from across the country. On December 4, 2019, the tourism…
Society
Global Gender Summit Kigali: The Colorful Gala Dinner
November,26 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

The featured image features Ethiopian ladies or at least, ladies in Ethiopian attire, but you will realize that, colors are numerous in this gala dinner that Rwanda organised to welcome the distinguished delegates of the Global Gender Summit 2019 in Kigali. Politicians, chief executive officers that promote the cause of a woman or gender at…
Society
Tags: Gender
Mrs Kagame’s Stand: What a Man Can Do, A Woman Can Do
November,25 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_44990" align="alignnone" width="640"] First Lady Jeannette Kagame addressing participants at Global Gender Summit - Kigali, November 25,2019[/caption] Rwanda’s First Lady Jeanette Kagame is of a school of thought which believes that indeed, “what a man can do, a woman can do just as well.”  Growing up, the First Lady had that belief and today,…
International
Rwanda to Use the Dome to Express Solidarity in Campaign against GBV
November,25 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_44951" align="alignnone" width="799"] The Kigali Convention Centre will be in orange colors to night as Rwanda joins the world in fight against Gender based violence[/caption] Tonight the Kigali Convention Center(KCC) dome will be lit orange to mark the start of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence, an event which coincides with the ongoing…
National
ICYMI: Rwanda’s Best University Ever, Working Class Mortgage Deal and More
November,24 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

By any standard, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is the Best University with a campus in Rwanda. It was welcomed in Rwanda in 2011 after several talks between Rwanda and US based school. At that time, it started from an existing building in Kacyiru, one of high end neighborhood of Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda.…
International
Thank you for Believing in Rwanda – Kagame to Carnegie Mellon University
November,21 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

   President Paul Kagame has expressed his gratitude to the leadership of Carnegie Mellon University(CMU) for choosing to embark on a huge undertaking with Rwanda. Today, the president conveyed the message to Carnegie Mellon University President Farnam Jahanian and the university leadership during the official inauguration of the newly built CMU Africa campus in Kigali Innovation…
Economy
Tags: International Universities
Had We Revenged, the Cost Would Have Been Huge – Kagame
November,21 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_44799" align="alignnone" width="789"] President Kagame(Right) in an interview conducted by a CMU student at the launch of CMU Africa campus in Kigali[/caption] President Paul Kagame, commander in chief of the army that liberated Rwanda and halted the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi and now commander in chief of Rwanda Defence Force has said that he…
Society
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Rwanda’s First Chief Justice after Genocide Jean Mutsinzi Passes on
November,21 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_44793" align="alignnone" width="200"] Late Jean Mutsinzi[/caption] Justice Jean Mutsinzi, 81, the first Chief justice of Rwanda in the wake of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi has died following a short illness at King Faisal Hospital this morning. Mutsinzi, is most known for a report that investigated the crash of the plane of President Juvénal…
Obituaries
Carnegie Mellon University to Unveil Its Kigali Permanent Home
November,20 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_44768" align="alignnone" width="940"] CMU located in Kigali Innovation City-Ndera sector of Gasabo district[/caption] Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) has started a series of events preparing inauguration of its permanent home, the CMU Africa Regional ICT Centre of Excellence Building in Kigali Innovation City. The inauguration of CMU’s new facility will climax tomorrow, November 21, but,…
International
Japanese Embassy, Nyamata Hospital Sign $ 89,985 Grant Agreement
November,20 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

By June 2020, this facility, Nyamata district hospital whose rooms look quite like classrooms will have more facilities courtesy of the support of Japanese Embassy in Rwanda. On Tuesday, officials from both the embassy and the hospital signed a $ 89,985 grant agreement that will enable the hospital to provide the hospital with new Operating…
Society
New Minister Familiarises Herself with Environmental Portfolio
November,19 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_44694" align="alignnone" width="799"] Minister of Environment Jeanne d'Arc Mujawamariya(Middle) with Environment Sector partners[/caption] Exactly three days after taking over from Vincent Biruta, Ambassador Jeanne d’Arc Mujawamariya, the new minister of Environment has chosen a breakfast meeting with stakeholders to be her first official event. "It is a pleasure to be with you today for…
National
Africa Is Ripe for Business, Investment – Kagame
November,19 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has told participants of the G20 Compact with Africa (CwA) Investment Summit in Germany, that the presence of Africa at the summit is an indication that the continent is ripe for business and investment. “This really showcases how Africa is ripe for business and investment, and how far we can go,” the…
International
Three Rwandans Win Jack Ma’s African Rangers Award
November,19 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_44669" align="alignnone" width="565"] Leonidas Mpumuje the head of Rhino Monitoring of Akagera National Park, one of the awardees[/caption] Three Rwandan Rangers are celebrating the Paradise Foundation African Rangers Award which they were given on November 15,2019. The rangers including Leonidas Mpumuje, Anthony Nzuki and Jean Nepomuscene Musekura are among the 50 park rangers that…
Economy
Patient with Rare Illness Meets the Doctor
November,18 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_44609" align="alignnone" width="701"] Ruth Bakundukize is undergoing surgery, 32 years after this illness decided her fate[/caption] She had almost been 'condemned' to live with the illness which has become part of her life until a journalist of Kigali Today, a sister website to KT Press found her and decided to shout about it. Ruth…
Society
Insult Rwanda Police on Phone at Your Own Risk
November,18 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

For quick response, Rwanda National Police has provided toll free numbers to the general public, a common practice in any police organization worldwide. Rwanda police is however saying that the public is taking their service for granted with thousands of people calling for purposes different to the ones these toll free numbers are  meant for.…
National
Watch RDF Colourful Parade As 320 Officer Cadets Pass Out
November,17 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

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 yesterday - November 16, 2019. The colourful ceremony was comprised of a military parade by the graduating officer cadets who formed 6 guards while the other two…
National
ICYMI: A Week of Glory, Diplomacy, Strong Warning to Detractors
November,17 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Have you seen how this whole week was characterized by several officials swearing in, and concurrently taking over higher positions in country leadership? And, have you realized how Generals raise through ranks to occupy top positions in Rwanda Defence Force (RDF)? Or, have you watched how the youth/young adults were crowned after completing the allegedly…
National
If I Was to Choose, I Would Choose This Profession, Too – Kagame to Officer Cadets
November,16 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has commissioned 320 new Officer Cadets who now join the Rwanda Defence Force with the rank of second Lieutenant. The officer cadets completed their training at Rwanda Military Academy - Gako, in Bugesera District. The president told the new officers, that they have made a good choice while choosing the military, a…
National
Tags: Kagame
Incredible But Real Story: How Did the Toddler Survive This Huge Tree?
November,12 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

November 11, 2019, will be remembered in the life of Viateur Habumugisha, 2, from Butunzi village of Kinihira Sector, Rulindo District in Northern Province. The boy was coming for vaccination at the Kinihira Provincial hospital, and, while having fun - Children’s way, the land that has become too fragile released the roots of a huge…
Society
DRC: Most Ebola Prone City Cleared
November,11 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_44187" align="alignnone" width="701"] The last Butembo's Ebola patient(Middle) holding a medical certificate as WHO staff look on[/caption] Today, the last Ebola patient in Butembo –Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was discharged from treatment centre, writes the Ethiopian Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization last week-end. “This is first time in 15…
Regional
Tags: Ebola
ICC Sentences Bosco Ntaganda to 30 Years’ Imprisonment
November,07 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_44086" align="alignnone" width="680"] Bosco Ntaganda in the trial chamber that sentenced him to 30 years in jail today[/caption] The International Criminal Tribunal(ICC) has sentenced Jean Bosco Ntaganda commonly known as Terminator to 30 years in jail for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC). Ntaganda was convicted on 18…
International
More Promotions in Central Government
November,06 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Two former district mayors have been appointed Executive Secretaries of the Province, while two more officials were re-appointed in this top position in the entity that has the mandate to advocate for local government, ensure the security of goods and people, among others. In the appointments that were made by Prime Minister Dr Edouard Ngirente,…
National
The Best of Rwandan Flowers at the Netherlands Trade Fair
November,06 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Rwandan flowers are featuring at The Netherlands, world’s biggest flower market place and the largest contributor to country flower exports (98%). The 10th International Floriculture Trade Fair (IFTF) will last for three days bringing together the world’s floriculture industry, to promote fresh flowers and plants, while aiming at increasing production and consumption. A delegation of…
Economy
Gen. Kazura, Gen. Ibingira Assume Office
November,05 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

General Patrick Nyamvumba(pictured left) has handed over to Jean Bosco Kazura the new RDF Chief of Defence staff who was appointed to this position on Monday, November 4,2019. On the same day, Gen. Nyamvumba was appointed Minister of Internal Affairs.  In the same event, Lt. Gen. Jack Musemakweli(Right) handed over to Gen. Fred Ibingira, the…
National
Prepare to Eat Insects, Worms -Experts Advise
November,05 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

An International Conference on Food and Nutrition will today convene in Kigali to discuss food security in Africa and propose solutions that can help the 257 million Africans who are undernourished. Is it lack of budget, political will, lack of nutritional knowledge and drought? These are some of the questions to be answered at the International Conference on Food and Nutrition Security Policy…
International
Maj Gen. Kazura Promoted to General, Appointed RDF Chief of Defence Staff
November,05 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_43913" align="alignnone" width="820"] Gen Jean Bosco Kazura[/caption] President Paul Kagame and Commander - in - Chief has made several changes and deployments in Rwanda Defence Force (RDF). Major General Jean Bosco Kazura has been promoted to General and appointed RDF Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) replacing General Patrick Nyamvumba who has been appointed Minister…
National
Reshuffle: Major Shake Up as Biruta Replaces Sezibera, Gen. Nyamvumba to Internal Affairs
November,04 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_43879" align="alignnone" width="768"] General Patrick Nyamvumba - Minister of Internal Affairs[/caption] President Paul Kagame has moved Minister Vincent Biruta from Ministry of Environment to replace Dr. Richard Sezibera as Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in a major cabinet shake up this evening. [caption id="attachment_43886" align="aligncenter" width="425"] Jeanne D'arc Mujawamariya, Minister of Environment[/caption]…
National
Kigali to Launch Multi Million Public Garden
November,04 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Leave alone a garden including wifi internet at Kigali Public Library where you can sit and read for the whole day, a new garden in front of City of Kigali (CoK)Hall is the first of its kind. This garden seats on the rooftop of the Kigali city archive (underground) which was built in the first…
National
Tags: Ecotourism
Rwanda This Week: From First Electric Car to Hotel Ranking, Hong Kong Investors…
November,03 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Rwanda's business partners have seized country's ambition of innovation and technology, doing things with excellency and pioneering in ventures the continent is yet to embrace. The ending week is a testimony of yet another ambition of the country to boost green economy while also bringing comfort to its citizen. on the continent, it's only in…
Special Reports
Tags: Tap And Go
BK Basketball National League: The Best of All Star Game
November,02 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Leave alone the surprise that none expected of Espoir basketball Club's Fabrice Rukundo who used the All Star Game, the big event that closed the Bank of Kigali Basketball National League to win a heart, there was a lot to watch at Kigali Arena yesterday. First of all, watching talented professionals as they do what they…
Sports
Luxurious One and Only Gorilla’s Nest Resort Opens in Northern Rwanda
November,02 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

More is coming to boost Rwanda's tourism industry as the country seeks to reap big in the Meeting, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibition(MICE) strategy. The International One & Only Resorts has added another hospitality facility on the list of Rwanda's luxurious resorts. After the existing One and Only Nyungwe House in Nyamasheke district which is hidden…
Economy
Hotels Ranking: Bisate Lodge Completes List of Rwanda’s ‘Big Five’
November,02 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_42312" align="alignnone" width="800"] The new five star Bisate Lodge[/caption] Effective November 1,2019, Rwanda has five hospitality facilities(Hotel-lodges) that are ranked "Five Star' and this means, hotels/lodges with unprecedented services, accommodation and, to mean it all, comfort. Rwanda made this achievement yesterday when forty hospitality facilities were awarded between 1 (one) to 5 (five) stars by Rwanda…
Economy
Smart Cities are About People Not Computers – Kagame
October,30 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has told participants at a high tech forum and exhibition in Qatar, that successful smart cities should be human centered, rather than being computer based. Kagame is attending the Qatar Information Technology Conference and Exhibition QITCOM2019 that was hosted by the Qatar Ministry of Transport and Communications, under the patronage of H.H.…
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Video: RDF Displays Another Gesture of Humanity, Professionalism
October,29 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

For those who believe in it, the Bible says that "Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up," but this statement applies in all domains of life, wherever you are, provided that you have a sense of humanity. The…
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Black Rhinos Reintegration into Akagera National Park in Final Stage
October,29 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_43513" align="aligncenter" width="593"] The Black Rhinos in Akagera National Park[/caption] The management of the Akagera National Park has proceeded with a second and probably last stage of reintegration of the five black rhinos that were trans-located to the park three months ago. Jasiri, Jasmina, Manny; Olomoti, and Mandela were flew in to Kanombe International airport…
International
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Rwanda Maintains Coffee Price at Rwf190
October,29 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_41470" align="alignnone" width="1500"] Coffee sorting at Muhondo coffee washing station - Gakenke district. Photo by Tabaro Jean de la Croix[/caption] Rwanda’s Coffee growers will not enjoy an increment this season, unless otherwise. The National Agriculture Export Development Board (NAEB) has maintained the price of coffee cherries to Rwf 190 per kilogram. “After realizing that…
Economy
Kagame Attends the Qatar Information Technology Conf, Exhibition
October,29 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has this morning in Doha, attended the Opening Ceremony of the Qatar Information Technology Conference and Exhibition QITCOM2019 that was hosted by the Qatar Ministry of Transport and Communications, under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar. The president, together with the Emir of Qatar toured the Smart City Expo…
International
Rwanda:Tantalum Plant Launches Next Month, Lithium Drilling for Next Year
October,29 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_43423" align="alignnone" width="799"] East Africa Mining Forum[/caption] The first East Africa mining forum has kicked off in Kigali with investors making concrete investment plans in the sector that will enable Rwanda leverage itself as a mining hub. The forum, opened by the Prime Minister Dr. Edouard Ngirente on Monday October 28 witnessed global investors…
Technology
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President Paul Kagame in Qatar for Information Technology Conf, Exhibition
October,28 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has arrived in Doha where he is expected to attend the Qatar Information Technology Conference and Exhibition hosted by the Qatar Ministry of Transport and Communication, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad, the Emir of Qatar. The conference is considered as the largest Information and Communication Technology showcase…
International
Recap of Unity Club Forum: Excitement at Its Best
October,28 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_43334" align="alignnone" width="640"] Orange is my favorite color as you can see[/caption] They came from all corners of the country and all positions where they serve the community in different capacities for the 12th Forum of Unity Club Intwararumuri. The forum is an opportunity to exchange, reflect on the past challenges, gains and where…
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US Citizen Among Recipients of Rwanda’s Civilian Honour
October,25 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has this evening awarded two Rwandans and an American citizen with the medal dedicated to abarinzi b’Igihango (protectors of friendship pact). The awardees include Daphrose Mukarutamu, Serge Gasore and American Carl Wilkens. The award were given during the closing of the 12th Forum of Unity Club - Intwararumuri in Kigali. Unity Club whose…
Society
Kagame Envisages Significant Growth of Africa – Russia Trade
October,24 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has expressed confidence that trade between Africa and Russia has high potential to grow in the years ahead provided frequent contact between business communities and other institutions from both parties. The president was speaking on the second day of the Russia Africa forum taking place in Sochi city – Russia. The summit…
International
#ThrowBackThursday: Stories That Caught the Attention of Our Readers Most
October,24 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_43012" align="alignnone" width="703"] Ange I. Kagame(3rd right) and husband Bertrand Ndengeyingoma with relatives[/caption] We have written stories, really many stories and our esteemed readers appreciate our touch. Of all our stories, however, four proved to be the best stories ever according to Google Analytics. Below is a sneak peek into those stories giving chance…
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President Kagame Attends the Russia-Africa Economic Forum
October,23 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has today joined host Russian President Vladimir Putin as well as attending African Heads of State and Government at the opening of the Russia-Africa Economic Forum attended by Russian and African officials and business communities. The forum is taking place in Russian coastal city of Sochi. On the sidelines of the forum,…
International
Video: My People Gonna Come from Tanzania, UG for the Show – Awilo Longomba
October,23 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Congolese artiste Awilo Longomba who arrived in Kigali this morning for Kigali Jazz Junction scheduled on Friday has promised to give the best gift to Kigali lovers, and his regional die-hard. Kigali Today's Richard Kwizera had him on record upon his arrival to Kigali International Airport. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veDyPkdgWHU
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President Paul Kagame in Russia for Russia – Africa Forum
October,22 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_42946" align="alignnone" width="873"] Kagame meeting Russian Pesident Vladmir Putin in Russia last year[/caption] President Paul Kagame has arrived in Sochi, Russia where he joins other African Heads of State and Government for the first ever Russia-Africa Summit co-hosted by President Vladimir Putin of Russia together with Egyptian President and serving African Union Chair Abdel…
International
What Singapore Achieved, Rwanda Will Achieve – Amb. Jean de Dieu Uwihanganye
October,22 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Rwanda’s Ambassador to Singapore Eng. Jean de Dieu Uwihanganye has expressed confidence that what Singapore has achieved in half a century of progress, Rwanda will achieve, too. Amb. Uwihanganye, a Civil engineer who rose from Director of  NPD Cotraco in charge of big projects to the position of State Minister before being appointed to Singapore…
International
300 Investors Explore Business Opportunities in Nyamasheke
October,21 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

 RDB in partnership with Nyamasheke District administration, on Saturday, organized an investment meeting to showcase opportunities in the district. About 60 local investors were taken on a guided tour of the different areas in the Western Province District that present potential for investment in tourism and agribusiness. Nyamasheke District’s potential in tourism is boosted by…
Economy
Sponsored: Watch European Football on StarTimes – Good Things Come in Threes
October,21 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_42882" align="alignnone" width="2390"] Football Golden Week artwork[/caption] Football fans throughout Africa can look forward to a feast of great football as they will be able to watch some of Europe’s top sides in action in three great leagues. The Golden Week kicks off on Thursday with Premier League powerhouses Arsenal and Manchester United involved…
Sports
Dr Leon Mugesera Back to Court: His Appeal Postponed
October,21 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Former academician, Dr Leon Mugesera has returned to court to appeal against his life sentence, barely four years after the case was concluded. Mugesera appeared before the Court of Appeal in Kigali on Monday to challenge the decision of high court that sentenced him to life in jail in April 2016. His appeal file explains…
National
This week in pictures: 20 Find New Jobs while Meteo-Rwanda Gets it Right
October,20 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

It would not be strange if one baptized the week ending today with the name of "Senate Week". On Thursday, October 17, twenty senators sworn in, to replace twenty predecessors, part of the 26 member upper house. Regardless of their age - for some- no one can confirm whether the senators that concluded their term…
National
David Luiz’s Love Affair with Rwanda
October,19 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

We haven’t yet seen it all about David Luiz’s visit to Rwanda last week. The Arsenal center back who had his media team doing a lot of work during his stay in Rwanda has started releasing bits about his visit and of course, he started with the most exciting – Gorilla in the mist. “Most…
Sports
Kigali For You
October,18 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_42686" align="alignnone" width="628"] The rainbow made from the camera - who can do better?[/caption] The rainy season is intensifying in Kigali and other parts of the country, but that is no excuse for not visiting the capital city of Rwanda. The city preserves its beauty during the rainy season much as in dry season.…
Society
Trial of 25 Alleged RNC Militias: Maj(Rtd) Habib Mudathiru Pleads Guilty
October,18 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Maj (Rtd) Habib Mudathiru who is part of the 25 militias who are allegedly members of the Rwanda National Congress(RNC) which seeks to destabilize country’s security has pleaded guilty of all offenses and begged pardon. The 25 militias are currently in pre-trial hearing at Military tribunal in Nyamirambo. Like his co- accused, Madathiru who is…
National
What Are the Duties of Rwanda’s Third Senate?
October,18 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

It was an evening of excitement, with everyone thanking the head of State for the trust placed in them. Twenty senators were sworn in yesterday, to join the six who still have a couple of months more to serve as legislators and after that, they will be replaced in accordance with the constitution. Unlike the…
National
The 20 Best Places To Visit In 2020: Kigali is Number 5
October,17 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

The renowned and reliable publication, Forbes, a global media company, focusing on business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership, and lifestyle has put Kigali- Rwanda’s capital city on fifth position among the top 20 best places to visit in 2020. On behalf of Forbes.com, Christopher Elliott - Contributor explained why Kigali is the likes of South Africa’…
Economy
Who Is the Next Public Transport Operator in Kigali?
October,16 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

When the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) and city of Kigali hired three public transport companies for the capital city in August 2013, city dwellers felt relieved, and were expecting a-king-like treatment. Kigali dwellers, to some extent thought it was time to bid farewell to the hustle of fuel and car maintenance to embrace a…
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The Great Wall and Chinese Wonders
October,15 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Fly Rwandair from the heart of Africa and land at Guangzhou, or to remain pan Africanist still, fly Ethiopian Airlines and land at Beijing international airport to start a trip to China. You will understand that Rwanda is a small beautiful country, but China is a giant beautiful country, too. From Himalayas  to the Oriental…
Society
City Lawyer Appears in Supreme Court to Challenge New Property Tax Law
October,11 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_42136" align="alignnone" width="700"] Eduard Murangwa[/caption] Lawyer Eduard Murangwa has requested the Supreme Court to consider reviewing thoroughly the new property tax law which he alleged, is against the constitution. Appearing in Supreme Court on Friday, Murangwa told the Supreme Court that he was concerned with the way the property tax law that was reviewed…
National
Rwanda Approves Howard G Buffett Sponsored Agriculture Institute  
October,11 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

The cabinet, chaired by President Paul Kagame yesterday approved the Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture (RICA). The cabinet approved ministerial order establishing RICA to operate as a private institution. Sponsored by the American’s Howard G Buffett Foundation, the institute is located in Karama village of Bugesera district – eastern Province. It aims at educating the…
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Chelsea Fans Meet Didier Drogba at Kigali Night Run
October,11 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

It would have sounded strange for some delegates attending the continental youth gathering – Youth Connekt when they were invited for the Kigali Night Run. When it comes to walking in Kigali, it is business as usual at night like during the day. And tonight, Chelsea fans in Rwanda most especially had more reasons to…
Sports
Arsenal’s David Luiz Arrives in Rwanda
October,10 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

David Luiz, the Arsenal's centre back has arrived at Kigali International airport accompanied by his wife, on mission to take further the Visit Rwanda campaign. A communique from Rwanda Development Board(RDB) yesterday said that David Luiz will experience Rwanda’s first-class hospitality with his fiancé and mother who will join him on the visit. They will travel…
International
I will educate the Youth on Consequences of Genocide – Didier Drogba After Visiting Kigali Genocide Memorial
October,10 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

International veteran footballer and philanthropist Didier Drogba has paid tribute to the victims of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi and praised Rwanda for moving forward in the aftermath of one of the twentieth worst tragedy that experienced the humanity. This afternoon, Drogba who is key speaker at the YouthConnekt, a contintental gathering taking place in…
Society
Heavy Rains Forecast: Possible Floods and Landslides
October,10 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

From October 10 evening to October 13, several parts of Rwanda will experience a heavy downpour that is likely to cause landslides and floods in several parts of the country, the Rwanda Meteorology Agency's forecast has indicated. The 10-25 mm rain and even more in some instances will affect districts that have in the past rainy…
National
Patoranking Thrills Youth Connekt Africa Summit in Kigali
October,10 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

As earlier promised, Nigerian artiste did not disappoint his Kigali fans who had come in thousands at Kigali Arena last night. No wonder, this video by Kigali Today's Richard Kwizera confirms why the artiste may need to schedule a show every other year in a thousand hills-the other name of Rwanda. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7-gawkY0hw
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The Best of YouthConnekt Kigali2019 Day 1 in Pictures
October,10 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_41966" align="alignnone" width="1080"] How about a selfie Mr President? President Kagame, always willing to accommodate the young.[/caption] Follow the story of Youth Connekt Kigali 2019 through the lens of KTPress Cameraman [caption id="attachment_41940" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Patoranking: Singing a different tune, Never Had I been part of such a huge continental gathering[/caption] [caption id="attachment_41955" align="alignnone"…
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Video: I Have Never Experienced Such A Continental Turn Up Before -Patoranking in Kigali
October,10 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Nigerian music star - Patoranking has expressed excitement for being given the opportunity to be part of a huge gathering in Rwanda, the YouthConnekt taking place in Kigali between October 9-11. The continental gathering brings together 10,000 youth delegates in the recently inaugurated Kigali Arena. They are bringing on the table pertinent issues the continent…
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Didier Drogba’s First Night in Kigali
October,10 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Former Chelsea striker, the International Didier Drogba has slept under the skies of a tropical climate of Rwanda, in the middle of a thousand hills. Expected to speak at the YouthConnekt, a continental youth gathering which convened 10,000 youth from across the continent, Drogba arrived at Kigali International airport last night and was received by…
International
StarTimes -Sponsored: European Qualifiers – Southgate Retains Faith in the Young Guns
October,09 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

When English football officials decided to entrust Gareth Southgate with the job of coaching The Three Lions, they did so well aware that the former Aston Villa player would shake things up. And shake things up he did. Last year Southgate, who was in charge of the country’s U-21 side before taking over the seniors,…
Sports
Arsenal Star David Luiz in Kigali Tomorrow
October,09 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Rwanda is set to be a destination of world stars this week. David Luiz, the Arsenal centre back star is expected in Kigali tomorrow in the context of visit Rwanda between his club and government of Rwanda, the Rwanda Development Board(RDB) has said in a press release. “I have heard wonderful things about the breath-taking…
Sports
New Electric Motorcycle Hits Rwandan Roads Next Month
October,08 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

The First electric motorcycle with charging stations was tested in Kigali, Rwanda’s capital city on Tuesday and will be launched next month. Safi moto was introduced on Rwandan market by Safi, a registered Rwandan company to improve Rwanda’s green revolution by reducing environmental pollution. It is assembled in Rwanda. According to Tony B. Adesina, Founder…
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Advanced Technology Vs the China You Know in the Movies
October,08 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_41729" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Robots entertain visitors at the launch of Belt and Roads News Network's workshop[/caption] Behind that China you know most in movies; famous for traditional folklores and a variety of cultural performance, a cuisine whose menus are tasteful if only you know to use chop sticks, engineers who are building African roads…
International
Rwanda: Kagame to Launch First Africa Made Smart Phone in Kigali
October,07 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

All these brands and many more on the local market are imported, but Rwanda will this afternoon get its own brand - Mara Phone President Kagame will this afternoon officiate the launch of Mara Phones manufacturing plant in Rwanda. The first “made in Rwanda” phones rolled off the assembly line last week," the Office of…
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Gakwaya Jean Claude Wins Mountain Gorilla Rally 2019
October,06 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_41674" align="alignnone" width="680"] Jean Claude Gakwaya and his navigator celebrating the victory[/caption] Rwanda’s Gakwaya Jean Claude has won the 16th edition of Rwanda Mountain Gorilla rally that was concluded this weekend, becoming first Rwandan crew to win the title. “History will always remember Jean Claude Gakwaya and his navigator Jean Claude Mugabo as the…
Sports
Rwanda Day: An Evening of Pledges for Motherland
October,05 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

A medical doctor of French nationality with Rwandan origins has been promised an air ticket to come to Rwanda for a job opportunity, "any time from tomorrow." A lady identified as only Rachel was at Rwanda Day in Bonn - Germany where President Paul Kagame met Rwandans and friends of Rwanda from Germany and other…
Economy
Forget the Critics, We are Doing Much Better – Kagame
October,05 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has said that Rwanda has always faced all sorts of people who want to bring it down, but they will always fail. "You know an airplane faces winds that intend to push it backwards, while others want to push it forward, but this does not stop it from going forward. Rwanda is…
National
Pomp, Fanfare as President Paul Kagame Arrives in Bonn for Rwanda Day
October,05 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

It was all excitement when President Paul Kagame arrived at the Rwanda Day venue in Bonn - Germany. "This is the d-day, we are so much blessed to have you in our midst your excellency," said Isabelle Uwurukundo, a young Master of Ceremony her twenties before inviting a choir of adolescents to lead the audience in…
International
Thomas Schafer on Why Volkswagen Expanded to Rwanda
October,05 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Thomas Schafer, Managing Director of Volkswagen South Africa has explained that their choice to built an assembly plant in Rwanda was a legitimate move. Speaking at Rwanda Day at Bonn on Saturday, Schafer explained the history of Volkswagen in Africa and how he had a fruitful conversation with Rwanda's Ambassdor to South Africa Vincent Karega…
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Rwanda Day Is Here
October,05 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Thousands of Rwandans and friends of Rwanda are already settled as they wait to interact with Rwandan officials including the Head of State President Paul Kagame in Bonn - Germany. It is Rwanda Day. "Following Brussels in 2010, Chicago, Paris in 2011, Boston in 2012, London and Toronto in 2013, Atlanta in 2014, Amsterdam in…
International
Forget About Boeing 737 Max 8 Saga, Ethiopia Is Doing Well
October,04 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

  Time check: 8:30 pm on September 14, 2019. As the plane touches down at Addis Ababa’s Bole International Airport, your first impression is that indeed, you are in the capital of Africa – the city that hosts headquarters of African Union Commission. In Addis (as it is commonly referred to by many), we were…
Economy
Letter from China: Hospitality at The Hospital
September,23 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

The medical team attending to my colleague. Looking on are People's Daily officialsOn Saturday, September 21, the flight to Gui Yang from Beijing - three hours, to be precise, was not an easy one. The Hotel check-in was 5 am (China time). This was a day after a visit to the famous Great Wall of…
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Singer Rafiki Denies Quitting Music
September,20 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Self-proclaimed Coga style founder Rafiki Mazimpaka refutes rumours of vacating music industry due to pressure mounted by fresh talents. The Igikosi hitmaker came out from hiding and had to clear the air on the ongoing accusations by setting the record straight that music is his life. “I did not quit music and I don’t plan…
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How Rwanda Increased Park Visits by 600%
September,09 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Rwanda’s Prime Minister Dr Edouard Ngirente has said that protection of natural heritage and providing a package of Rwandan beauty contributed to a great increase in tourism returns. During the 2019 Business of Conservation Conference, which is part of Kwita Izina on Monday, Prime Ngirente elaborated on Rwanda’s efforts to improve conservation which in the…
Economy
Four New Business Deals: Rwanda, Zhejiang Province Boost Cooperation
September,07 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_40651" align="alignnone" width="1080"] RDB CEO, Clare Akamanzi signed 4 trade, corporation and education MoUs this morning on behalf of the Rwandan government[/caption] Rwanda and China’s Zhejiang Province have signed four deals which will boost trade and education cooperation while also strengthening social cohesion between the citizen of Rwanda and China. The deals were entered…
Economy
Rwanda Reviews Fuel Pump Price Downward
September,03 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_1824" align="alignnone" width="663"] Pump attendant fills up fuel into vehicle[/caption] The Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) has reviewed fuel pump price downward following change at the international market. Effective Tuesday – September 3rd, fuel pump prices were reviewed to Rwf 1,067 per litre for petrol down from Rwf1, 080 per litre. An almost similar…
Economy
President Kagame Inaugurates the Multi Million Adventist Medical School
September,02 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has inaugurated the state-of-the-art Adventist School of Medicine of East-Central Africa (ASOME) where he promised full support to the church’s investments to promote Rwanda’s education and health. Inaugurated facilities consist of classrooms, laboratories, staff rooms, hostels, laboratories and dining halls. ASOME is owned by the existing Adventist university of East-Central Africa (AUCA)…
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Kwita Izina: When Rwanda Became a Celebrities’ Corner  
August,28 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_40217" align="alignnone" width="768"] Strive Masiyiwa(2nd right) with Olusegun Obasanjo and Graca Machel, the other namers during Kwita izina last year[/caption] Gorilla naming ceremony, an event commonly known as Kwita Izina, whose main objective conservation of the rare mountain gorillas only available in Virunga Transboundary Park is around the corner. The event will fall on…
Society
If We Cooked Numbers We Would Be Cheating Ourselves – Kagame
August,20 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has told Namibian citizens and the media that the growth of the Rwandan economy is real, despite claims that the country is cooking figures. The President, accompanied by First Lady Jeannette Kagame, is in the Southern African country for a three-day State visit that he started on Monday. After holding bilateral talks…
International
All Roads Lead to Kibeho – Rwanda’s ‘Holy Land’
August,15 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

It is Assumption day when all Roman Catholics celebrate a day where they believe that Mary, mother of Jesus Christ, was taken bodily up into heaven. The day is celebrated on 15 August each year and is a Holy Day of Obligation for Catholics in France and worldwide. Kibeho, a town of Nyaruguru district –…
International
Education Ministry Directs Schools to Provide 1.8M Liters of Milk to Students Daily
August,13 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

The Ministry of Education has sent an instruction to schools which would see 1,813,181 liters of milk consumed every day in Rwandan nursery, Primary and secondary schools. In January this year, the Ministry requested all schools to give every student at least half a liter of milk per day. “We firmly request all nursery, primary…
Economy
46 Students Graduate at University of Global Health Equity
August,11 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Today all roads led to Butaro sector in Burera district, a soothing area in the Northern Province, the home to University of Global Health Equity (UGHE). The university has held the third graduation which includes 46 students - class of 2019 - from 12 countries, all graduating with a Masters of Science in Global Health…
International
First Lady Jeannette Kagame Explains the True Reconciliation
August,10 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_39606" align="alignnone" width="4460"] First Lady Jeannette Kagame delivering her remarks as Guest of Honour[/caption] The First Lady Mrs Jeannette Kagame, has said that the reconciliation meant for sustainable development is not just repentance and forgiveness; rather, it reinforces sustainable cohesion. The First Lady was on Saturday the guest of honor at the National Prayer…
International
In Emergency, Americans Call Ambulance, Rwandans Call a Neighbor – Pastor Rutayisire
August,10 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_39597" align="alignnone" width="963"] Pastor Antoine Rutayisire delivered the word of God around the theme Reconciliation for Sustainable Peace and Development[/caption] Pastor Antoine Rutayisire of Remera Anglican church in Kigali has explained why unity and reconciliation is an imperative for Rwandans, more than it might be for US citizens. During the Monthly National Prayer Breakfast…
Society
Rwanda Welcomes Invitation to G7 Summit
August,06 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_39462" align="alignnone" width="640"] President Kagame meets with President Emmanuel Macron of France on the sidelines of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) Founding Summit | New Delhi, 11 March 2018. In the G7 scheduled in France, the two leaders may meet again[/caption] Rwanda has welcomed the invitation to participate to the Group of Seven (G7)…
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Umuganura Celebration: Rwandans Return to their Tradition
August,03 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_39362" align="alignnone" width="960"] Umuganura. Sharing local brew in Rwanda. This practice is only allowed on Umuganura because sharing a straw is not allowed anymore yet it used to be a source of conviviality in the society[/caption] Ask a group of young Rwandans in their early twenties what is Rwanda’s staple food. The answer you…
Society
Business As Usual at Rubavu – Goma Border as Ebola Screening Intensifies
August,02 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Business flow is as usual between Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Rwandan side of Rubavu district, a couple of hours after a short silence at Goma – Rubavu border, following reports of a new Ebola case that was confirmed in Goma. Earlier yesterday, thousands of Rwandans in Rubavu district reportedly woke up to be…
Regional
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Rwanda Day Goes to Germany
August,02 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_39294" align="alignnone" width="600"] A past Rwanda Day event[/caption] Rwanda Day, a gathering that brings together all Rwandans living in diaspora, their compatriots from home and friends of Rwanda is scheduled in three weeks from now. The event, according to Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, will take place in Bonn – Germany on…
International
Most Luxurious Hotel Launches in Rwanda’s Mountain Gorilla Territory
August,01 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame and First Lady Jeannette Kagame on Thursday attended the launch of one of the most luxurious hotels Rwanda has ever had. The facility, Singita Kwitonda Lodge and Kataza House, opened in Kinigi sector, Musanze district in Northern Province, right at the habitat of the rare mountain gorillas. Singita Kwitonda Lodge and Kataza House…
Economy
How a 32-year-old Peace Activist Concluded 1000 Km Walk Across Rwanda
July,27 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

From Jean Henry Dunant and Fédéric Passy to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad, the narration about Nobel Peace Prize laureates indicates that the prestigious award, in most, if not all cases, goes to personalities who had a humble beginning, but whose hearts and love for humanity can move mountains. If we go by that principle,…
Society
ICYMI: These Headlines Dominated the Week
July,15 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_38677" align="alignnone" width="813"] The tweet with this photo is the most popular of all tweets about the wedding of First Daughter Ange Ingabire Kagame[/caption] You probably had such a busy week that your communication was limited to you and your clients, your boss or your staff….and time for media was sacrificed. It is however…
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Northern Rwanda: Governor, Sector Executive Secretary Under One Roof
July,11 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

In Musanze district, the governor, the mayor and the sector executive Secretary will find office in this building next year. This office building will include Northern Province offices, Musanze district offices and Muhoza sector offices. Musanze mayor told KT Today journalist on Thursday that the idea of bringing all these institutions under one roof was…
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Pastor Rick Warren Sympathizes with Rwandan Teenage Girls  
July,09 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Pastor Rick Warren, the founder and senior pastor of Saddleback Church, an evangelical mega church in Lake Forest, California dropped tears in Kigali while reminding Rwandan women to take full responsibility in mentoring young teenage girls to prevent them from being vulnerable to abuse. Warren was this Tuesday holding a Peace Plan conference on ‘Purpose…
Society
Senator Bishagara Kagoyire Therese Passes On
July,08 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_38482" align="alignnone" width="700"] Hon Senator Bishagara Kagoyire Therese. RIP[/caption] The Senate of Rwanda has announced the death of Senator Bishagara Kagoyire Therese on July 8,2019 aged 67 years old. Senator Bishagara Kagoyire passed away at the John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore - Maryland in United States of America where she had gone for treatment according…
Obituaries
Israel Ambassador to Rwanda Seeking Partnership Between Kigali and His Hometown
June,30 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

 Ron Adam, the Israeli Ambassador to Rwanda has interested his hometown officials to enter partnership with Rwanda’s capital city – Kigali. On his twitter handle, Adam wrote on Sunday: “ I visited my home town Haifa and met the city secretary, discussing ways of cooperation between city of Kigali and Haifa city.” [caption id="attachment_38201" align="alignnone"…
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Huye Rally: Jean Claude Gakwaya Wins Stage One
June,30 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Rwanda's Jean Claude Gakwaya has won the First stage of the ongoing Huye Rally taking place in Huye district, Southern province. [caption id="attachment_38180" align="alignnone" width="703"] Jean Claude Gakwaya Gakwaya(Left) and his Co-pilot Jean Claude Mugabo[/caption] The 67.2 kilometer stage consisted of Rango-Gisagara : 39.5km, Gisagara- cathedrale :9.5km and Rango- Mbazi : 17.3 Km, the most dusty road…
Sports
Rwanda’s First Lady Witnesses Botswana’s Initiatives to Fight HIV/AIDS, NCDs
June,29 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Rwanda's First Lady Jeannette Kagame has once again demonstrated her passion to reach out to the vulnerable communities to support them. Mrs. Kagame joined president Paul Kagame in Botswana for a two day state visit that concluded on Friday. On Day One in capital city Gaborone, First Ladies Jeannette Kagame and her counterpart, First Lady…
International
Kagame Discusses Trade, Investment with Madagascar’s Rajoelina
June,26 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame in first visit to Madagascar has said that the meeting with his counterpart Andy Rajoelina was a good opportunity to discuss businesses between both countries. Kagame and First Lady Jeannette Kagame attended the 59th anniversary of the restoration of Independence in Madagascar on Wednesday. “This visit is also an opportunity to deepen…
International
We Need to Solve the Issue of Numeracy–PM Ngirente
June,21 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Rwanda has proposed educational tips that would help to bridge East African gaps in science and technology and turn around the region’s economy. Prime Minister of Rwanda – Edouard Ngirente, while launching the Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) annual meeting in Kigali – June 20 said that for universities to deliver to the optimum…
National
RIP Daphrose Nyirabahutu ‘Umukecuru wa Perezida’
June,19 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Daphrose Nyirabahutu, the granny who was nicknamed ‘Umukecuru wa Perezida’ or loosely translated as ‘the president’s granny’ has succumbed to a liver disease, aged 71. According to news from our reporter in Nyaruguru disrtrict – home to Nyirabarame, the granny has been battling the disease at Huye based University Teaching Hospital (CHUB) since more than…
Obituaries
The Best of Kigali Int’l Peace Marathon
June,16 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

The sentence ' Kigali, the Greenest, Cleanest city of Africa' could have been strange to you. You may still not understand it until you have a look at these photos that come to you through the lens of Kigali Today's Plaisir Muzogeye during the Kigali International Peace Marathon. Organized by the Rwanda Federation of Athletics…
Sports
My Children are My Children, Not My Drivers’ Children – Kagame
June,14 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has again shown his sense of fatherhood and a typical Rwandan who is concerned with the spirit of cleanness which is rooted from the ancestors. This morning, President Kagame interacted with over 200 Eisenhower Fellows gathered in Kigali for their first ever Africa Regional Conference. The EF Africa Regional Conference brought together…
Society
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Rwanda’s Cooperative Bank for 2020
June,13 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_37492" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Uzziel Ndagijimana, Minister of Finance and Economic Planning heading to parliament for budget presentation[/caption] The long awaited Cooperative Bank which is expected to alleviate the burden of interest rate among the small and medium enterprises and boost investment is officially scheduled for the next fiscal year; 2019-2020. At the Rwandan Parliament…
Economy
DRC Knocking to Join EAC as 7th Member
June,13 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_37446" align="alignnone" width="825"] Felix Tshisekedi Chilombo at his inauguation[/caption] The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has written to President Paul Kagame, current chairperson of the East African Community asking to join. A letter dated June 8, 2019 and signed by the head of State, Felix Tshisekedi expresses an interest DRC has in joining the…
International
Perhaps Lingala Could Be Rwanda’s Fifth Official Language – Muses First Lady
June,10 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_37365" align="alignnone" width="701"] First Ladies of DRC(L) and Rwanda at the gala dinner[/caption] Mrs Kagame said that DRC and Rwanda have profound cultural and linguistic bonds that she finds it not bad, if Lingala joined the four existing official languages of Rwanda. Kinyarwanda – the mother tongue, French, English and lately Kiswahili, are Rwanda’s…
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Rwandan Nzafashwanayo Cruises to Stage Six Victory in Tour du Cameroon
June,07 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_37326" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Jean Claude Nzafashwanayo won stage six of the 2019 Tour du Cameroon on Friday[/caption] Rwandan Nzafashwanayo Jean Claude defied odds as he cruised to victory of sixth lap of the sixth edition of the International Cycling Tour of Cameroon held on Friday in Douala, Cameroon. Nzafashwanayo won the 82km closed circuit…
Sports
Fraudsters Hiding Behind Irembo Code to Steal Through WhatsApp
June,05 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_37229" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Beware[/caption] If you get a message from someone telling you that they are Irembo staffs who want to handle a problem in your account and thus asking you to provide them with your Irembo password, think twice. The Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) has discovered fraudsters that disguise as Irembo staff to…
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Former ‘1930’ Prison Up for Grabs  
June,04 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

City of Kigali is still luring bidders for the former Nyarugenge – Kigali central prison commonly known as 1930. In July 2018, the last batch of inmates from this prison relocated to the newly completed Nyarugenge prison in Mageragere sector, Nyarugenge district. The batch comprised of six hundred and seven female inmates. Earlier on, city…
National
Chinese Company Expresses Interest in Kigali’s Special Bus Highway Project
June,03 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

A Chinese company has expressed interest in doing a detailed study and implementing a project that intends to decongest the City of Kigali. Kigali is finalizing the preliminary feasibility study of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system which consists of a road network that will be dedicated to buses, a move that will see traffic jam…
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Invest in Cryptocurrency, Pyramid Business at Own Risk – Rwanda Central Bank
May,31 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) has arrested a shareholder involved in a cryptocurrency scam following a notice from the central bank which, since yesterday, warned the general public against adhesion into money laundering companies. “RIB has arrested the founder of Supermarketings Global Ltd which is involved in money laundering including Cripto-Currency scam. This business is different…
Economy
Rwandan Professionals Hesitant to Take Community Work to the Next Level
May,30 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

 The value of community work – Umuganda for the last financial year stood at Rwf 21 billion, according to a report from the Ministry of local government (MINALOC). In the last half of 2018, the country saved Rwf 11 billion thanks to the country's monthly community work (Umuganda) activities. Activities during the exercise consist of…
National
Callixte Nsabimana Case: Victims of FLN Attacks Want Compensation
May,24 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_36868" align="alignnone" width="770"] The car that was burned in Nyabimata by FLN[/caption] Survivors of terror attacks which killed three in Nyabimata sector of Nyaruguru district have said that they need to file a compensation case against Callixte Nsabimana, spokesperson of the self-proclaimed Front de Liberation National(FLN) who is battling a criminal case in Gasabo…
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Slow Pick Up of Kiswahili, Rwanda’s Latest Official Language
May,24 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

In April 2017, Rwanda adopted Kiswahili as official language, to join the mother tongue – Kinyarwanda and the existing official language English and French. Part of the integration to the East African community, Kiswahili has become the ‘Jumuia’ language, but, two years later, little is being done to transform it into a language of the…
Society
Rwanda Names Squad for Afrocan Zone V Preliminaries
May,21 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_36756" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Kami Kabange is among players summoned for the AFROCAN Zone V preliminaries which will be staged in Uganda[/caption] Rwanda Basketball Federation (FERWABA) has named a 16-man local squad to start preparations for the upcoming AFROCAN Zone V preliminaries which will be held from June 26 to July 1 in Kampala, Uganda.…
Sports
Kagame Explains Rwanda’s Resilience at VivaTech 2019
May,17 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

One million court cases in the aftermath of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi, destroyed infrastructure and a society that had fallen apart, Rwanda can now afford to talk about her recovery and an optimistic future during forums and international summits because the country has found a successful exit. President Paul Kagame who saw the country…
Technology
Transform Africa: Kagame Challenges Africa On Cooperation for Decreased Costs
May,15 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_36590" align="alignnone" width="1024"] President Paul Kagame his Kenyan and Malian counterparts tour the exhibition stands at TAS2019 Kigali[/caption] President Paul Kagame has challenged African countries to think about issues that make hike the cost of services in Africa while also allowing the rest of the world to inspect the continent. The issues have a…
International
African Youth Is an Asset of Technology Expansion – PM Ngirente
May,14 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_36537" align="alignnone" width="856"] Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente[/caption] Prime Minister of Rwanda, Dr Edouard Ngirente has launched the 2nd Economic Forum of the Transform Africa. , the largest ICT forum on the continent. Taking place in Kigali with more than 4,000 attendees including policymakers, innovators, investors, tech giants, the summit is discussing how ICT can…
Technology
Police Introduce New Dos and Don’ts on Road Safety
May,13 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Since January this year, road accidents in Rwanda have claimed 180 victims against 400 victims in 2018 and, statistically, this insinuates that the number of accidents would increase this year, compared to the previous one. The Rwanda National Police is conducting a yearlong campaign to reverse the trends. When you see the Minister of State…
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Midwives, Nurses Pay Health Insurance for 1000 People
May,13 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_36502" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Free and voluntary testing several disease was part of the day's agenda[/caption] On May 12, the members of Rwanda nurses and midwives union spared sometimes without forgetting their usual duty and met the community they serve constantly to interact. On the occasion of international day of midwives, the members had a…
Society
Kagame Concludes the Three Day Citizen Outreach
May,10 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_36411" align="alignnone" width="640"] Kagame in Rubavu[/caption] President Paul Kagame has concluded the three day citizen outreach in the Northern and Western Provinces of the country, an event where he listened to the citizens’ concerns and gave straight forward answers. From Burera district to Musanze district, the outreach wrapped up in Rubavu district where dominant…
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Photos: Leaders Take Note of Citizens’ Concerns
May,09 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_36390" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Alivera Mukabaramba, state Minister in charge of Social affairs takes note of an issue from her areas of intervention[/caption] Central and local government leaders are this week going through an accountability test during the head state citizen outreach. On May 8, the president started his tour of the country where he…
Society
Leaders Working Like Mercenaries – Kagame
May,09 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_36377" align="alignnone" width="639"] President Paul Kagame in Musanze warned leaders who do not solve problems[/caption] It's a tough week for Rwandan leaders who are adamant to solve problems. On the second day of Citizen outreach, President Paul Kagame has reiterated his promise to hold accountable all those leaders who are failing to solve problems, including…
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We Are Not Our Neighbors’ Slaves – Kagame
May,08 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has said that Rwanda is not a slave of neighboring countries and cannot accept to be belittled. Kagame is on a three day community outreach in Northern and Western Province starting from Burera-Musanze, before proceeding to Rutsiro – Rubavu and Nyamasheke – Rusizi. On Wednesday, he told thousands of citizens in Burera…
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Ministry of Education in School Feeding Puzzle
May,07 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_36301" align="alignnone" width="717"] School feeding in Gihara school of Kamonyi district[/caption] For those who know Rwanda’s basic education of 1990s and way earlier, things have changed where  a child no longer walks miles home for lunch. Neither does a child carry food in banana leaves to school anymore. All these traditional ways parents used…
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Car Free Day Is About Living Healthy Life-Kagame
May,05 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

The Car Free Day, a fitness exercise involving jogging, riding, skating among other physical exercises is increasingly becoming a big event of the city. Taking place twice a month along designated roads of Kigali city, the exercise brings together children with their parents, the youth, adults and elderly from all walks of life. Toddlers themselves…
Sports
Global Fund Selects Donald Kaberuka as Board Chair
May,03 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_36223" align="alignnone" width="595"] Dr. Donald Kaberuka[/caption] The  Board of Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria today selected Donald Kaberuka as Chair and Roslyn Morauta as Vice Chair, to benefit their unprecedented level of leadership and experience. Rwandan Dr. Kaberuka was president of the African Development Bank and chairman of its board of…
International
How 170 Rwandan Investors Discovered Chinese Market
May,03 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_36203" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Leonard Mudacumura of FAGIS-LB Ltd bargains with a female client. His company joined HAT in November 2018[/caption] The Rwandan small and medium enterprises have found a new formula to penetrate much bigger global markets and to bring the best to the local consumers at competitive price. The story behind the creation…
Economy
Rwanda’s Investment in Statistics Yielding Good Results – PM Ngirente
May,02 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_36171" align="alignnone" width="845"] Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente(Left) inaugurates a statistics' trainig centre and Statistics Science Campus in Kigali[/caption] The Prime Minister of Rwanda has said that the country has resolved to use accurate statistics to inform decision making, and this is yielding results. Ngirente opened the fifth international conference on big data in Kigali…
International
Kagame Wants a World with Zero Tolerance to Online, Offline Crimes
April,30 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame does not believe that controlling internet and limiting access to broadband could be a solution to cyber crimes. The president rather supports that, the world needs means to enforce laws that would help to hold individuals accountable for what they do online just as it is common practice for offline offenders. On…
Technology
China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Second Global Gathering After Six Years of Glory
April,27 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_36077" align="alignnone" width="1800"] Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers his speech for the opening ceremony of the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRF) on Friday, April 26, 2019, in Beijing. (How Hwee Young/Pool Photo via AP)[/caption] Almost six years after China put forward the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), thousands of delegates…
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US Department of Defence Partners with RDF to Set up Military Clinic
April,24 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) has acquired its ninth Brigade-based clinic in Karongi district to serve troops attached to the 511 Brigade as well as surrounding communities. The clinic, which is based in Kibuye cell of Bwishyurwa sector at the Brigade headquarters, was launched by the Chief of Logistics, Brigadier General Dr Ephrem Rurangwa. The facility…
National
China Hands over $27 M Administrative Office Complex to Rwanda
April,22 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_35931" align="alignnone" width="1200"] The New office complex, a donation of China to Rwanda in Kimihurura[/caption] On Monday, Zheng Jianbang vice-Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference said that the rapid growth of China-Rwanda relations inspires him most. His statement is backed with good precedents. Zheng Jianbang was speaking on…
International
Kagame Receives Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani Emir of Qatar
April,21 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has welcomed His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar, who is on a three day State Visit to Rwanda. The Emir of Qatar touched down at Kigali International Airport this evening. After arrival at Kigali, the Emir of Qatar was received by President Kafgame for Tête-à-Tête before…
International
Jesus Impersonator at the First Church in Rwanda
April,19 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

It is Holy Friday in Rwanda as is in the whole world. At the predominantly catholic church home to Kibeho the holy land where it is alleged that Mary Mother of Jesus appeared to three girls thirty years ago. In Gisagara district, Southern Province-former Astrida is home to first church which was planted in Save…
National
Strange Case of Genocide Denial in Nyaruguru District
April,19 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_35837" align="alignnone" width="1000"] The family gave testimony during an event to give decent burial to 333 new bodies that were retrieved[/caption] We have had cases of Genocide denial/ideology where people utter weird words during Genocide commemoration – Kwibuka, but a case in Busanze,  Nyaruguru district left Genocide survivors shocked. In this village of the…
National
Security is Guaranteed, Our Focus Now is Development – Defense Minister
April,17 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_35786" align="alignnone" width="640"] Minister of Defense - in front-touring construction site where 240 housing units for people from high risk zones are under construction[/caption] Rwanda’s Minister of Defense has said that the country security being well catered for, the Rwanda Defense Force is now taking a new challenge which is to ensure development and…
National
Genocide In A Holy Land
April,15 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_35709" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Monument bearing names of the victims in Kibeho Genocide memorial[/caption] In 1981, three school girls from Kibeho, a small village in Nyaruguru district, southern part of Rwanda, said the Holly Marry had appeared to them. Since then, the place has become known to the world, attracting over 500,000 pilgrims every year.…
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Rwanda Donates $200,000 to Malawi for Disaster Relief
April,12 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_35668" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Rwandese Ambassador to Malawi and Mozambique Monique Mukaruriza giving a dummy cheque worth $200,000[/caption] The Government of Malawi has sent a word of appreciation to Rwanda for a  donation of $200,000 for disaster relief. Thank you Rwanda Government for cheque donation of USD $200,000 for disaster relief. Malawi appreciates your kind…
International
Former Minister Tugireyezu Joins The Court of Appeal
April,12 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_35657" align="alignnone" width="800"] Tugireyezu Venantie[/caption] The Senate has approved former Minister Tugireyezu Venantie as judge at the appeal court, a couple of days after the later was proposed by the cabinet meeting. [caption id="attachment_35656" align="alignnone" width="888"] Hitiyaremye Alphonse[/caption] Tugireyezu was approved on Friday together with Rukundakuvuga François Régis and Hitiyaremye Alphonse as judges of Supreme…
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25 Years Later: Jose Rugambwa Recovers from Deep Genocide Wounds
April,11 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_35590" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Jose Rugambwa[/caption] For those who have learnt about stories of restoration and recovery from Genocide wounds only through books, I recommend you listen to this woman; Josephine Rugambwa who is married with four children. Until April 10, 2019, Rugambwa’s hardest time was only known by a single mother who met her…
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Court Remands FDLR Leaders
April,10 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_35546" align="alignnone" width="775"] Ignace Nkaka a.k.a Laforge Fils Bazeye going to court today[/caption] Kacyiru Primary Court has remanded Laforge Fils Bazeye, real name Ignace Nkaka who was spokesperson of the so called Forces de Defence et Liberation du Rwanda – FDLR and co-accused Lt Colonel Theophile Camara Abega, real name Jean Pierre Nsekanabo, the head…
Regional
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FDLR Spokes Admits Using Uganda to Plan War against Rwanda
April,08 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_35445" align="alignnone" width="1032"] Bazeye(Right), the former FDLR spokesperson[/caption] Gasabo Primary court has today heard the case of two former FDLR leaders who were extradited to Rwanda late last year. Laforge Fils Bazeye, real name Ignace Nkaka who was spokesperson of the so called Forces de Defence et Liberation du Rwanda – FDLR and co-accused…
National
The Best from the Lens of a Camera at Kwibuka25
April,08 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_35403" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Night vigil at Amahoro National Stadium. The flame of remembrance - every mourner has his/hers in this wide plan photography by Plaisir Muzogeye[/caption] Rwanda started on April 7, commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi, an event that triggers the deepest emotions in Rwandan community as they remember over one million…
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Whoever Wants to Mess with Us, We’ll Mess Up With them Big Time – Kagame
April,07 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

As Rwanda commemorates the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi, President Paul Kagame strongly warns that anyone either from Rwanda or elsewhere who wants to mess with Rwanda will pay a heavy price. In a nearly 40 minute speech of the day, the President addressed in English participants at Kwibuka 25 at Kigali Convention Centre after lighting…
International
Tribute to Rwanda’s Sons, Daughters Victims of Genocide against Tutsi
April,07 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Millions of Rwandans and friends of Rwanda are today commemorating the more than one million of Tutsi who were massacred during the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi. Twenty five years ago, a genocidal government immersed the country into a deep darkness after executing a plan that was meticulously prepared through decades; to exterminate the Tutsi. Trial…
International
Kagame is Receiving Heads of State, Government Coming for Kwibuka25
April,06 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_35347" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Charles Michel (Right) upon arival at Kigali International Airport[/caption] This evening, President Paul Kagame of Rwanda is busy receiving heads of State and government who are joining Rwanda as the country mourns the victims of 1994 Genocide against Tutsi which cost lives to more than 1 million people. Charles Michel, Prime…
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Kwibuka25: Visitors Joining Rwanda to Pay Tribute to Genocide Victims
April,06 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Julie Payette(Left), Governor General of CanadaEffective tomorrow morning and through the week, all flags in Rwanda, at foreign embassies, at Rwandan embassies and high commissions and various organizations will fly at half-mast. Rwanda will tomorrow start the three-months long commemoration of Genocide committed against Tutsi in 1994. This marks the 25th anniversary – Kwibuka25. Officially,…
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Kwibuka25: France Lacks Resources to Try Genocide Suspects – Paris Prosecutor
April,05 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_35319" align="alignnone" width="1891"] Aurelia Devos[/caption] A French prosecutor has caused frustration among participants at an International Conference on Genocide that concluded in Kigali today, after saying that her country does not have enough means to try genocide fugitives on its land. Aurelia Devos in Charge of Genocide for Paris Prosecution was on a panel…
International
Kwibuka 25: In Rwanda Humanity was Under Attack – Gen. Karamba
April,05 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Major General Charles Karamba, the Air Force Chief of Staff at Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) is thankful to the leadership of  Rwanda Patriotic Army (RPA) for having made a strong plan to liberate Rwanda at a time 'humanity was critically attacked'. Karamba was among panelists at the International conference on commemoration of the Genocide against…
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Jacques Rusirare: Meet the Man Who Paints Kigali
April,04 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_35236" align="alignnone" width="920"] Jacques Rusirare[/caption] Seventy one (71) years ago, a couple from the then Rutonde Commune current Rwamagana district in Eastern Province was blessed with a baby boy. The boy was born after losing another baby. Apparently, the elder brother had died and wise parents, wise as they were called the new born…
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President Paul Kagame in Senegal for Inauguration of Macky Sall
April,01 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_35130" align="alignnone" width="640"] Kagame(R) was received by Macky Sall upon arrival to Dakar[/caption] President Kagame has arrived in Dakar, Senegal to attend the swearing-in of President Macky Sall who was re-elected for a second term. President Macky Sall won election with 58% of the vote casts in February this year. More than 66 percent…
International
Time to Build Bridges NOT Walls Between Neighbors – President Tshisekedi
March,26 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Etienne Tshisekedi, the new President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has said that neighboring countries should consider building bridges that join them, instead of building walls that separate them. Tshisekedi is in Rwanda since Sunday. He responded to the invitation by his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame to participate in the Africa CEO Forum…
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Tags: Rwanda-DRC Relations
DRC’s Etienne Tshisekedi Pays Tribute to Victims of Genocide against Tutsi
March,25 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Etienne Tshisekedi, President of the Republic of Congo (DRC) who is in Rwanda for the 7th Africa CEO forum has paid tribute to the victims of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi laying to rest at Kigali Genocide Memorial. Tshisekedi arrived in Kigali on Sunday evening. On Monday morning, the president visited Kigali Genocide Memorial which…
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President Tshisekedi Meets Kagame Upon Arrival in Rwanda
March,24 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_34865" align="alignnone" width="1080"] L-R: President Paul Kagame and President Etienne Tshisekedi[/caption] The President of Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC) Etienne Tshisekedi has met President Paul Kagame in Kigali. Tshisekedi arrived in Rwanda a couple of minutes ago for the Africa CEO forum which will run from March 25th through 26th at Kigali International Airport, he…
International
Tshisekedi, Gnassingbé, Sahle-Work Zewde in Rwanda for Africa CEO Forum
March,24 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_34853" align="alignnone" width="640"] Faure Gnassingbé(L) is greeting Rwandan officilals at Kigali International Airport[/caption] Rwanda’s protocol teams, the hospitality industry players are working hard to offer the warmest welcome to the business class arriving in hundreds in Rwanda for the Africa CEO forum. Already coming for this ‘business class’ forum is newly elected Felix Etienne…
International
Trip to Nyungwe National Park Where Animals and Tourists are Good Neighbors
March,24 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

My Saturday started with a very nice weather for a helicopter to fly and for tourists to enjoy wildlife. At Kigali International Airport, I joined a team of twenty colleagues and a – 4 people flight crew on board a helicopter for Nyungwe tour. In fact, there were two helicopters in the fleet. We took…
National
Rwanda, Morocco Sign 12 Cooperation Agreements
March,19 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_34720" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Minister Richard Sezibera signing cooperation agreements with his Moroccan counterpart Nasser Bourita[/caption] Rwanda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation and his Moroccan counterpart Nasser Bourita have signed twelve bilateral cooperation agreements meant to promote energy, education, trade, environment and judiciary of both countries. The agreements were signed during the first meeting of…
International
Tags: Rwanda-Morocco Relations
Kagame Sends Third Cow to His Granny from the South
March,13 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_34418" align="alignnone" width="800"] 2019[/caption] Rachel Nyiramandwa, 109 years old woman was all smiles yesterday when a messenger from President Paul Kagame went to her home in Ngiryi, Gasaka sector of Nyamagabe with a cow and its calf. Nyiramandwa is that elderly woman who has, for three successive occasions, managed to sneak into the crowd…
Society
The Best Of National Leadership Retreat
March,12 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

The 16th National Leadership retreat concluded yesterday with President Paul Kagame advising all leaders to keep in mind resolutions that would transform the country to the better. He told them to "Do the things we have agreed you are going to do to develop our country, to grow our economy, to build capacities, to improve…
National
Our Relationship is one of the Best – Uhuru to Kagame
March,11 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_34325" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Presidents: Uhuru Kenyatta - left -  and Paul Kagame[/caption] Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has told his Rwandan counterpart President Paul Kagame at the National leadership retreat that relationship between both countries is one of the best. President Kenyatta on Monday morning arrived in Kigali and headed straight to Gabiro Military Barracks to…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Kenya Relations
No One Should Bring Us to Our Knees – Kagame
March,09 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_34268" align="alignnone" width="991"] President Kagame at 16th national leadership retreat[/caption] President Paul Kagame has said that nobody can bring him to his knees no matter what circumstances and that’s the stance of Rwanda as a whole. The president was this  morning launching the 16th National Leadership retreat. The retreat is an important meeting where…
National
Rwandan Leaders in Gabiro for 4-Day Closed Door Retreat
March,08 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Central and local government officials, heads of government institutions and representatives of the private sector have this evening boarded buses to RDF Combat Training Centre in Gabiro (Gatsibo District)  for the 2019 annual National Leadership retreat now in its 16th edition Running from 8 to 12 March 2019, the retreat will bring discuss pertinent matters…
National
First Lady Jeannette Kagame Dedicates Women’s Day to Female Best Students
March,08 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

 The First Lady Jeannette Kagame joined Rwandans to celebrate the international women’s day, an event she mostly dedicated to best performing girl students. On this day in Kagano, Nyamasheke district, Imbuto Foundation, an organization that was founded by the First Lady is launching the annual Promotion of Girls' Education campaign and rewarding Best Performing Girls,…
National
Women’s Day: Rwandan Women Defying the Odds
March,08 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

It's the International Women's day. In Rwanda, women enjoyed the company of their male counter parts - husbands, brothers, friends, workmates, bosses and others to celebrate the day.   With time, the Rwandan community is also demonstrating capacity to defy the odds when it comes to gender equality. Women have proved that, "What a man can do, a…
Society
Top Drivers Confirmed for RAC Season opener, the Sprint Rally
March,07 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_34140" align="alignnone" width="1080"] One of the rally drivers taking part in the 2018 edition of the Sprint Rally. 13 drivers are confirmed for this year's edition[/caption] The 2019 NRC season will start this Saturday, January 8th with the Sprint Rally where all the top Rwandan drivers are expected to feature. According to Rwanda Automobile…
Sports
Rwanda’s Vision 2020 Shinny District Offices
March,07 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_34097" align="alignnone" width="717"] Kayonza district office building[/caption] In the wake of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi in Rwanda, rebuilding was a priority such that every other building, be it private, government, a school needed a facelift.  In a number of cases, there was even, the urgency to provide extra offices in accordance with country vision. Twenty-five years…
National
Tags: Infrastructure Project
How Kagame’s First Born Taught Him How to Balance Work and Fatherhood
March,06 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_34073" align="alignnone" width="2048"] President Kagame speaking at YPO side event[/caption] Using his own experience that tells you that he is a father before being a head of State President Paul Kagame has reminded all fathers, including businessmen, that however much responsibilities they have, finding time for their families is not an option, but a…
International
Rwanda to Launch Rwf 700M Memorial Garden
February,28 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_33865" align="alignnone" width="346"] Artistic impression of memorial garden[/caption] Ibuka, the umbrella of Genocide survivors’ association is finalizing a study of a 3- hectare memorial garden, a place to go to meditate about the Genocide. The project will be completed at a tune of Rwf 700 million. It is a study that started back in…
National
Open African Skies – Kagame Tells Aviation Summit in Kigali
February,27 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has lured African countries to break through their short-sighted polices which continue to block Africa’s free movement of goods and services. President Kagame said that if more countries signed the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM), and fully implement its provisions, it would create easy movement of people, goods and services and…
Economy, Regional
Happy Anniversary Dear Mayors
February,26 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Today three years ago, the election of grassroots institutions culminated into the vote of district committee including mayors and their two deputies – in charge of economic affairs and social affairs respectively. The battle for power was tough but the best had to win. The most important was not to be elected, but to know…
National
Tags: Imihigo Mayors2019
RwandAir Looks to Extend Skyline as Aviation Summit Comes to Rwanda
February,25 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_25100" align="alignnone" width="700"] RwandAir Maiden Flight to Cape Town. More is coming[/caption] Chiefs of civil and military aviation from across Africa and other high level delegates are expected in Rwanda’s capital Kigali from 27-28th this month to discuss key issues that are driving change across the African continent during the 4th Aviation Africa Summit.…
Economy
Rwanda’s Transformation is a Miracle – Senator James Inhofe
February,23 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_33551" align="alignnone" width="2048"] President Kagame and Senator Inhofe chat[/caption] Senator James Inhofe made his point at  Prayer Breakfast organized by Rwanda Leaders Fellowship in Kigali which was also attended by President Kagame and First Lady Jeannette Kagame on Saturday. Senator Inhofe of Oklahoma was leading United States congressional delegation to Rwanda. [caption id="attachment_33557" align="alignnone" width="2048"] First…
International
Rwanda: Keep Land Idle at Your Own Risk
February,23 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_33541" align="alignnone" width="1200"] An idle plot of land in Kinyinya sector - Gasabo district. Owner will be paying double in tax if he/she does not develop it within three years[/caption] A growing appetite to earn huge from land in Rwanda has pushed the government to introduce a new law that will deter property dealers…
National
Ambassador Ron Adam Promises to Improve Israeli – Rwanda Trade, Tourism
February,22 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_33525" align="alignnone" width="1085"] Some of the ambassadors who presented credentials on February 22,2019[/caption] Ron Adam, the Israeli ambassador to Rwanda is interested in improving tourism and trade relationship between both countries. Adam announced this commitment upon presentation of credentials to President Paul Kagame on Friday, among 13 ambassadors. In January this year, Rwanda and…
International
Rwanda Begins Installation of Streetlights Along the Touristic Nyungwe Road
February,19 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_33400" align="alignnone" width="717"] Nyungwe national park road. Poles are already installed along[/caption] No more fear for your security as you travel the thick and vast Nyungwe National Park in the South Western Rwanda; you will rather enjoy wildlife 24/7. Rwanda Energy Group (REG) is working on a project to install streetlights to a total…
National
Arsenal FC Coaches in Rwanda for Football Clinic for Coaches
February,18 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_33369" align="alignnone" width="3800"] AFC-Visit Rwanda coaching clinic_local coaches[/caption] In the framework of implementing the Visit Rwanda-Arsenal FC partnership, Ferwafa (The Rwandan Football Federation), in partnership with the Ministry of Sports and Culture (MINISPOC), is hosting two Arsenal FC youth coaches, Simon McManus and Kerry Green for a five-day ‘coach-the-coaches’ coaching clinic. They will lead…
Sports
Rwanda to Introduce Driving Tests without Police Supervision
February,16 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_33344" align="alignnone" width="873"] Driving license seekers during provisional driving test exam at Amahoro National Stadium. Courtesy Image[/caption] That police officer who scares you or asks you for a bribe during provisional and mostly, definitive driving tests will soon be no more. A team at Rwanda National Police, traffic department is trying an online driving…
Technology
Rwanda Revisits Social Protection Scheme
February,14 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_33309" align="alignnone" width="620"] A beneficiary of social support in Rwanda[/caption] Rwanda has started a process to revise social protection scheme (ubudehe) after recurrent complaints of citizens who blame local government authorities for ‘being corrupt’ in classification of citizens according to their social economic means. According to this classification which started humbly in 2001, the…
National
Rwanda: Rugby 2019 Calendar Released
February,14 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_24991" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Rwanda's Silverbacks seen against Ghana in the opening match of Africa Rugby Cup last year[/caption] The national rugby federation has unveiled a list of competitions in its new season structure for the 2019 calendar, that will include the women’s sevens tournament to be played in April. However, one of the challenges that…
Sports
Construction of Ellen DeGeneres Campus Kicks off in Rwanda’s Gorilla Habitat
February,12 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Tourism officials have witnessed groundbreaking ceremony for the multi-million dollar Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund in Kinigi, Musanze District in Northern Rwanda. The facility will consist of a new science and education campus on a parcel of five hectares in Kinigi Sector - home to to rare mountain gorillas. It aims…
International
Rwanda Reversing Legacy of Extreme Corruption and Division – Kagame
February,12 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_33259" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Rwanda seeks to become a corruption free society[/caption] If different sectors of Rwanda are doing well regionally and worldwide, President Paul Kagame believes it is because of country’s resolve to get several things right from the beginning. The President is attending the World Government Summit in Dubai – United  Arab Emirates…
International
Rwanda Proposed to Host CECAFA Kagame Cup 2019
February,12 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_33249" align="alignnone" width="873"] Rayon Sports FC might be among clubs picked to spice up the 2019 Cecafa Kagame Cup which will be held in Rwanda in July[/caption] The leadership of the Council of East and Central Africa Associations (CECAFA) has picked Rwanda as hosts of the 2019 Cecafa Kagame Cup which will be held…
Sports
Court Drops ‘Bannyahe’ Expropriation Case, Residents to Appeal
February,11 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_33238" align="alignnone" width="627"] New proposed homes for the Bannyahe residents [/caption] Gasabo intermediate court has dropped a case involving residents of two slums – Kangodo I & II and Kibiraro I also known as ‘Bannyahe’ against Gasabo district. The ruling was announced on Monday in a case that started last year, but never reached the…
National
Tags: Bannyahe
Are You on This List? Government is Coming after You           
February,08 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_33155" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Minister Busingye announced the new measures at a meeting with court bailiffs in Kigali[/caption] The Ministry of Justice has disseminated a list involving 794 people who failed to pay the money that they were charged in court cases against the government - a decision that intends to prevent them from getting…
National
Erratum: Rwanda’s Oldest Textile Factory To Relocate In One Week
February,07 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_4372" align="alignnone" width="500"] Rwanda's oldest textile plant Utexrwa[/caption] KT Press would like to clarify some information on a story published on February 5, 2019 entitled: Rwanda’s Oldest Textile Factory to Relocate in One Week According to the story, Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) “ordered Usine Textile du Rwanda (UTEXRWA) – a textile industry to…
National
Reinventing Rwanda Required Investing in People – Mrs Kagame
February,07 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

The First Lady Jeannette Kagame has said that reinventing Rwanda in the wake of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi which devastated the country required hard work to invest in the key asset – the Rwandan people. The First Lady spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast Luncheon in Washington DC, United States of America on Wednesday.…
National
UGHE Rules out High Tuition Fears
February,02 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_32938" align="alignnone" width="960"] UGHE students at work[/caption] ‏The vice chancellor of the recently inaugurated University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) has assured bright, but financially challenged students that they can still be admitted to the University. UGHE’s first intake graduated in 2017 in Master of Science in Global Health Delivery (MGHD). At inauguration of…
International
Rwanda Pays Tribute to Her Heroes in Colourful Ceremony
February,01 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Rwandans from all walks of life converged in their respective villages to pay tribute to Rwandan heroes - men and women, young and adults who accomplished outstanding activities and were recognized while alive or after death. February 1st, a national holiday in Rwanda was celebrated in different forms, but all of them translating the need…
National
Kagame to Take over EAC Chairmanship Today
February,01 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_32900" align="alignnone" width="580"] Kagame(middle) takes over from Museveni as EAC chairperson while Kenyatta takes over as rapporteur[/caption] President Paul Kagame has arrived in Arusha Tanzania, to attend the 20th Ordinary Summit of the East African Community (EAC) Heads of State. The President is expected to take over Chairmanship of the organisation from Uganda while…
Regional
Tags: EAC
New Drone Port Begins Operating in Eastern Rwanda
January,31 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_32878" align="alignnone" width="1180"] Zipline technician prepares drone take off[/caption] Second drone port that enables supply of blood and other medical deliveries to health centres and hospitals across Rwanda has started operations in Kayonza district, Eastern Rwanda. On Tuesday, January 29, officials from the company that manages the drones witnessed launch of the maiden delivery…
National
Rwanda’s Liberation Museum to Attract 150,000 Visitors Annually
January,30 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_32830" align="alignnone" width="873"] The cave of President Paul Kagame during liberation struggle[/caption] Deep in rural Gicumbi district, Kaniga sector, government will next month start a facelift of the outstanding historical facility in the liberation struggle – the National Liberation Museum Park. As Rwanda celebrates the heroes’ day on February 1, which includes paying tribute…
National
Health Ministry Refutes Reported Ebola Threats in Rwanda
January,29 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_29626" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Ebola simulation exercise at Miltary hospital last year[/caption] The Ministry of Health has told the public to be calm after rumours that World Health body warned Rwanda about a looming Ebola outbreak in the country. The local media on January 28 was awash with a rumoured statement attributed to the World…
Regional
Tags: Ebola
How Kagame Left Davos to Inaugurate a Very Important School Back Home  
January,25 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_32626" align="alignnone" width="1200"] UGHE[/caption] From Davos where he has been attending the World Economic Forum (WEF), President Paul Kagame has inaugurated the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) located in Burera district – Northern Rwanda. Kagame told participants at the event – Friday, that his presence is a testimony he attaches to the school…
National
Tags: Housing
28 Years Later: How RPF Saved a Prominent Educationist from the Infamous Ruhengeri Prison  
January,24 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_32558" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Nduwayesu at his Wisdom School[/caption] On October 8, 1991, Elie Nduwayesu was in class teaching at Rwankeri Primary school then Nkuri commune when law enforcement officers ambushed him. Nduwayesu was told to follow them. He tried to ask what was going on, and one of the officers barked at him angrily.…
Society
What Is Behind the Wrangle Between HEC and University of Gitwe?
January,22 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_32395" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Medical students at University of Gitwe[/caption] January 20, 2019 was a busy day for senior officials at Ministry of Education who took up to the media to hit back on a talk show that was aired in local media platforms three days earlier. On Thursday, January 17, KT Radio’s Anne Marie…
National
La Tropicale Amissa Bongo: Munyaneza Claims Best Young Rider’s Jersey 
January,22 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_32351" align="alignnone" width="873"] Team Rwanda rider Munyaneza Didier emerged the most combative rider on the first stage of the 2019 La Tropicale Amissa Bongo which begun on Monday in Gabon[/caption] Team Rwanda rider Munyaneza Didier had a perfect start as he registered an impressive third place on General Classification of the first stage of…
Sports
Bye Bye Judge Theodor Meron
January,18 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_9057" align="alignnone" width="650"] Judge Theodor Meron wants to have all genocide convicts released[/caption] Today – January 18, 2019 marks the last day in office for the American Judge Theodor Meron 88, President of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals. The mechanism is a replacement system for the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR)…
International
Rwanda, Equatorial Guinea Sign Tourism, Airspace Agreements
January,14 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Signing agreements between Rwanda and Equatorial Guinea Rwanda and Equatorial Guinea have signed four cooperation agreements which are expected to strengthen bilateral relationship between the two countries. The signing was witnessed by President Paul Kagame and his counterpart Theodoro Obiang Nguema who is on one day working visit to Rwanda – the second in the…
International
Miss Rwanda 2019: Is Media Fuelling Fanaticism and Controversy?
January,10 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(2)

[caption id="attachment_31958" align="alignnone" width="1041"] Josiane Mwiseneza(Right), one of the twenty girls(Left) who qualified for bootcamp has been making headlines[/caption] For about three weeks now, headlines of Miss Rwanda contest 2019 have claimed space of the local media platforms. The media fraternity paid little or no attention to the festive seasons and is neither interested in…
ShowBiz
Important Moments of First Lady Jeannette Kagame’s Visit to Japan
January,09 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

On the second day of the working visit to Japan, First Lady Jeannette Kagame took part in 'Ikebana', the Japanese cultural art of flower arrangement, traditionally done by 'Iemoto' or Grand Masters of different schools of art. The First Lady's 'Ikebana' class was followed by a visit to The Ashinaga Global, headquarters, hosted by Founder…
International
Rwanda Signs Air Service Agreement with Israel
January,07 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

  [caption id="attachment_31827" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Ambassador Joseph Rutabana(Left) and Israeli Min. of Transportation, Hon. Yisrael Katz[/caption] Rwandans and regional pilgrimages who dream to visit Jerusalem, the capital city of Israel with rich history of Jesus and His ancestors may soon enjoy RwandAir direct flights. Rwanda and the State of Israel have signed Air Service Agreement which…
Economy
RDB, Alibaba Discuss Increasing Rwandan Exports to China
January,06 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_31814" align="alignnone" width="816"] Alibaba delegates and RDB officials after discussions on Sunday[/caption] The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) and a 16-member delegation from Alibaba Group have held discussions that may soon put a smile on the face of farmers as well as agricultural products exporters. On Sunday, sixteen delegates from Alibaba Group held discussions with…
Economy
Mineduc Wakes Up While Schools Are Busy ‘Stealing’ from Students
January,05 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_31803" align="alignnone" width="1500"] LDK students[/caption] The Ministry of Education has requested local schools to desist from asking students extra money which was not agreed upon with   parents. According to a communiqué, it has come to the attention of Ministry of education (Mineduc), that “schools decide to increase fees to cover student’s insurance, teachers’ bonus,…
National
Tags: Private Schools
Pastor Who Planned Massacre of 5000 Tutsi Denied Early Release
January,04 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_31786" align="alignnone" width="555"] Francois Bazaramba[/caption] The Helsinki Court of Appeals on Friday denied genocide convict Pastor Francois Bazaramba’s request for early release from his life imprisonment citing the seriousness of his crimes. Bazaramba is serving a life sentence since his conviction in 2012 for his role in the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi. Following his arrest in…
International
2018 In Review: A Year of Red Carpet and Tight Diplomatic Schedule
January,03 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_27083" align="alignnone" width="1080"] President Xi Jinping and Paul Kagame inspect a guard of honor at Kigali International airport[/caption] Only the Head of State and the Minister of Foreign Affairs and probably the State protocol team, leave alone all technical teams that organize state events can tell how diplomatically busy 2018 was. Apparently, in 2018…
Special Reports
How Rwanda Ushered in the New Year
January,01 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

The cross over from 2018 to 2019 was celebrated in style in Rwanda and characterised by excitement from every corner. As a tradition, millions of Rwandans choose a place to go to spend the last hour of the year, and embrace a new year with the most excitement. Some join their families upcountry, others come…
Society
Rwanda Remained Strong and Secure – Kagame
January,01 2019 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_24454" align="alignnone" width="1024"] President Paul Kagame viewing Kigali city at the pinnacle of Ubumwe Hotel[/caption] President Paul Kagame has mentioned two factors that helped the country to be successful and secure in the just ended 2018. “Thanks to the steadfast unity and wisdom of Rwandans, our country remained strong and secure and that will…
National
RwandAir to Start Direct Flights to Addis Ababa in April
December,27 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_19525" align="alignnone" width="850"] RwandAir[/caption] RwandAir has announced a new destination to Addis Ababa – Ethiopia starting April 2019 as a strategic route to connect the “Heart of Africa” to East, West and even Southern Africa. RwandAir will operate five weekly direct flights from Kigali to Addis Ababa with a CRJ-900NG aircraft, according to a RwandAir…
Companies
Drunk Female Driver to Pay Rwf5M Fine for Spoiling Kigali’s Beauty
December,26 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_31627" align="alignnone" width="717"] The five were arrested over drunk driving. The female driver on the left will be fined Rwf5M for knocking down palm trees[/caption] The Rwanda National Police, Kacyiru station in Kigali have arrested a woman who committed unusual traffic offence on Christmas day, which will cost her a fortune. On Christmas, the…
National
Kagame Demands Constant Focus, Vigilance Among Rwanda Defence and Security Forces
December,26 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_31576" align="alignnone" width="928"] President Paul Kagame and Commander in Chief of Rwanda Defence Force speaks at the closing of RDF Combined Arms Field Training Exercise | Gabiro, 11 December 2018. His End of Year message to defence and security forces, Dec 25, he acknowledged their had work in 2018[/caption] President Paul Kagame and Commander…
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Mind About the Real Meaning of Christmas – Ap. Masasu
December,25 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_31563" align="alignnone" width="855"] Illustration: Jesus came as a mediator between sinful man and Holy God[/caption] Billions of believers from across the world have today commemorated Christmas, a festival of the Birth of Jesus which was the starting point of redemption of humanity two millenniums ago , according to Christians. As per tradition, Churches are…
National
We Want Leadership That Delivers Results – Kagame to RPF Leaders
December,22 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has told members of The Rwanda Partriotic Front (RPF) Bureau Politique that time has come to make a step further in implementing government policies in a way that delivers results. The president was addressing the bureau politique meeting at party headquarters in Rusororo, Gasabo district on Saturday. Kagame said that leaders are…
National
Rwanda Contests Early Release of Col. Simba Aloys
December,21 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_31500" align="alignnone" width="635"] Lt Col. Simba Aloys[/caption] The government of Rwanda has released a statement contesting the early release of Maj. Simba Aloys who was convicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) and sentenced to 25 years over Genocide offences. The statement reads as follows: In the strongest terms possible, Rwanda opposes…
International
And Rwanda’s Best Hotel Is…
December,19 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_20269" align="alignnone" width="1280"] Mariott Hotel - Kigali[/caption] Tourists looking for the best hotel in Rwanda this festive season, organizers of conferences that have Kigali as an option for 2019 and regular visitors to Rwanda know the hotel that fits their taste today. The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has organised the 2018 Rwanda Hospitality Grading…
Economy
Rwanda to Re-integrate Maj Ntuyahaga like any Citizen
December,19 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_31393" align="alignnone" width="940"] Bernard Ntuyahaga[/caption] A Beligian court has set all requirements to extradite to Rwanda Major Bernard Ntuyahaga, a senior officer in the government that carried out the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi. Ntuyahaga will be extradited to Rwanda this Friday. Ntuyahaga has been serving 25 year jail sentence for having killed the 10…
International
Arsenal FC Signs Deal with SKOL Brewery Ltd Rwanda
December,18 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Premier League Champions Arsenal FC are becoming more and more Rwandan club. On Tuesday, the Club which is already in a very big promotional deal with Rwanda –Visit Rwanda said they have signed a partnership deal with SKOL. “We are delighted to welcome SKOL Brewery Limited Rwanda as our Regional Beer Partner in Rwanda, with…
Sports
Unidentified Assailants Set Fire on Three Vehicles, Killing Two Civilians in Nyamagabe
December,16 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_2021" align="alignnone" width="663"] A wide view of Nyungwe National park.[/caption] Barely a week after a militia group attacked Rwanda's Rubavu district in Western Province, Rwanda Defence Forces (RDF) has reported that unidentified attackers set fire to three passenger vehicles, killing two civilians and injuring eight in Southern part of the country. The attack happened…
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Catholic Church of Rwanda to Detect ‘Fake Images’ of Jesus on the Market
December,10 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_31112" align="alignnone" width="765"] Christians gather in front of Statue of Jesus at Kibeho. The catholic church announced plan to detect fake images and other items used by the Christians[/caption] The Roman Catholic Church in Rwanda has announced it will start regulating the market of statues and other items used by Christians in fellowship with…
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Memorable Day as Children Play, Cut Cake with Jeannette Kagame
December,09 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_31072" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Children with First Lady at End of Year Children's Party[/caption] Over 200 children from across the country, not only met and talked to the First Lady, but also had fun with her during the end of year Children Party – Sunday December 9. Invitees were children aged between 7 and 12…
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Kagame, Chancellor Kurz to Discuss Africa – Europe Forum in Vienna
December,07 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_31018" align="alignnone" width="821"] Gen Patrick Nyamvumba(Right) Chief of Staff of Rwanda Defence Force welcomes Chancellor Sebastian Kurz at Kigali International Airport-December 6th,2018[/caption] Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has arrived in Rwanda for an official visit where he is expected to discuss with President Kagame preparations of the African Forum scheduled in Vienna – December 18th.…
International
Rwanda’s Attorney General Reacts to the Acquittal of the Rwigaras
December,06 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_31013" align="alignnone" width="1280"] Diane Rwigara after acquittal[/caption] The Minister of Justice and Attorney General Jonhston Busingye has responded to the acquittal of Diane Rwigara and her mother Mukangemanyi Rwigara on Thursday. In a statement Minister Busingye said, “The Government respects the court's verdict on the case of Diane Rwigara and Adeline Rwigara and will…
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Kagame Pays Tribute to Nelson Mandela
December,02 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_30872" align="alignnone" width="2048"] President Paul Kagame at Global citizen festival - Johannesburg[/caption] President Paul Kagame has portrayed late Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa and pan Africanist as an African model worth to emulate. “South Africa! This evening, I join you to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela. He never gave up on Africa.…
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Ratify Kigali Amendment to Montreal Protocol – Kagame to G20 Member States
December,02 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_30865" align="alignnone" width="929"] Kagame and several other heads of state in a group photo at G20 summit that concluded in Argentina on Saturday[/caption] President Paul Kagame has called upon the world to ratify the Kigali amendment to the Montreal Protocol which phases down the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) to fight against climate change. HFCs…
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Kagame Wins African of the Year Award
November,30 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_30773" align="alignnone" width="1024"] High Commissioner of Rwanda to South Africa receives the Award on behalf of President Paul Kagame[/caption] President Paul Kagame has been bestowed with the African of the Year Award from the All Africa Business Leaders Award (AABLA). The Award is set to honour business excellence and leaders who have made a…
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President Paul Kagame Attends G20 in Argentina
November,29 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_30762" align="alignnone" width="2048"] President Kagame welcomed at Argentina[/caption] President Paul Kagame has arrived in Buenos Aires – Argentina for the summit of Group of Twenty commonly known as G20. First G20 summit to be hosted in South America, the gathering will be attended among others, by nineteen leaders of the world's biggest economies and…
International
Hailing From a Community that Wiped-out Akagera Lions, Mutangana is Now Conservation Boss 
November,29 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_30732" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Eugene Mutangana formerly worked for African Parks in conservation at Akagera National Park[/caption] Akagera National park is said to have harbored about 300 lions, but there were no lions left a few years after the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. It’s only two years ago that the country started restocking the…
Society
Bill On Using Automatic Cars in Driving Tests On the Way
November,27 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_30708" align="alignnone" width="1500"] You may take an automatic car for driving test if the draft bill is approved[/caption] A Member of Parliament has pledged support for the bill that suggests use of automatic cars for driving tests in Rwanda. “The bill is on the way and be assured that I will support it 100%.…
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Pascal Technology Testing Motor – Taxi Hailing Service in Rwanda
November,26 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_30678" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Pascal Moto comes to improve mobility[/caption] Pascal Technology, an international Information Technology Company that specialises in Gas Stations Automation and Point of Sale Systems, is testing new service for motorbike hailing in Kigali and two secondary cities to ease mobility. The company is testing ‘Pascal Moto’ a technology of car hailing…
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Rwanda Potato Farmers Regain Power to Sell Harvest without Middlemen
November,26 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_30658" align="alignnone" width="1085"] Potato farmers selling their products in Musanze[/caption] Three Ministers who have links with farmers and trade have settled a persistent conflict between Irish potatoes farmers and a company that had got a deal to buy and supply their harvest. Minister of Trade and Industry, Minister of Agriculture, accompanied by Minister of…
Economy
Rwanda Receives 700 ex-combatants from DRC, Hundreds More on Their Way
November,23 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_30608" align="alignnone" width="720"] FDLR combatants and their dependants heading to Rwanda[/caption] Over the last few days, the Government of Rwanda has welcomed over 700 ex-combatants from the Democratic Republic of Congo, government statement said on Friday. The statement goes on saying that another group of over 800 is also expected in the country in…
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Made in Rwanda Heading Into Mass Production Phase
November,21 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_30512" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Burera Garments staff at work[/caption] Campaign to buy Rwandan products will resume next week under its brand name, the Made in Rwanda expo with a promise to defy the odds and satisfy the local market. Made in Rwanda expo, season four will take place between November 28 and December 4 at…
Economy
Rwanda Willing to Normalize Relations, But Neighbours Closing Doors – Min Sezibera
November,20 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_30496" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Minister of Foreign affairs and regional cooperation Richard Sezibera[/caption] Rwanda has been willing to normalize relations with the neighbouring countries, but they are refusing to reciprocate which undermines sustainable peace in the region, says Richard Sezibera, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Cooperation. Sezibera was addressing the media on Tuesday and…
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Kagame No Longer Worried by the Future
November,19 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_30440" align="alignnone" width="2048"] President Kagame receives a present from YPO representative[/caption] President Paul Kagame has told 80 members of YPO (Young Presidents' Organization) in a visit to Rwanda that he is no longer worried by the past and future of the country. Memebers of YPO, a global network of business leaders with more than…
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Pope Francis Appoints Antoine Kambanda New Archbishop of Kigali
November,19 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_30409" align="alignnone" width="593"] Bishop Antoine Kambanda, the new archbishop[/caption] Pope Francis has appointed Antoine Kambanda as new archbishop of Kigali, replacing Thaddee Ntihinyurwa who has been serving in this capacity for the last 22 years (March 9, 1996). Kambanda is succeeding Ntihinyurwa who celebrated his 46 years of priesthood and 36 years as bishop…
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AU Adopts Reforms in Key Leadership Positions
November,18 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

The African Union has pushed further institutional reforms by removing overlaps and duplication in top leadership positions intending to improve efficiency. The reforms were approved during the 11th extraordinary summit of the African Union in Addis Ababa that was concluded on Sunday – November 18, 2018. From 2021 when the current mandate of commissioners ends,…
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Kagame Wishes President Ali Bongo Quick Recovery
November,17 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_30375" align="alignnone" width="923"] 11th extraordinary summit of the AU[/caption] President Paul Kagame has wished his Gabonian counterpart Ali Bongo a quick recovery from an illness that has prevented him from fulfilling state duties for about one month now. Mr. Bongo was admitted in a Saudi hospital since late October this year. “I should also…
International
Rwanda Conducts Ebola Screening on DRC Football Fans
November,14 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_30234" align="alignnone" width="1040"] Ebola screening at Rubavu stadium[/caption] Rwanda has conducted a strict Ebola test on DR Congo football fans ahead of the Rwanda national team-clash with the Congolese side this evening. Both the Rwanda national team and DRC will meet in the U23 continental cup football qualifier in Rubavu district. The screening exercise…
Sports
UNHCR Falling Short of Food for Refugees in Rwanda
November,14 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_30223" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Her Royal Highness Princess Sarah Zeid of Jordan at Giheke Refugee Camp talks to mothers         [/caption] The UN Refugee Agency in Rwanda has told international advocate of the refugees that they have a challenge of enough food and other amenities to cater for more than 13,000 Congolese refugees…
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Kagame, King Mohammed VI Discuss AU Reforms, Bilateral Ties
November,06 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_29951" align="alignnone" width="930"] President Paul Kagame and King Mohammed VI of Morocco in Kigali, October 2016. Rwanda and Morocco entertain cordial relations.[/caption] President Paul Kagame has had a phone conversation with King Mohammed VI of Marocco who promised continued support to the African Union (AU) reforms, media in Morocco has reported. Kagame who is…
International
La Gardienne Samosas: The Snack Keeping Kigali Families Together
November,02 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(4)

[caption id="attachment_29895" align="alignnone" width="923"] Florence Kayihura, the owner of La Gardienne tells her story[/caption] In the immediate aftermath of the 1994 genocide against Tutsis in Rwanda, Florence Kayihura opened a small shop selling a range of items in Kiyovu – an upscale suburb of Kigali. Little did she know that it would be a household…
Society
Wildlife Conservation Is our Business, Not Philanthropists’ – Kagame
November,01 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_29842" align="alignnone" width="1080"] President Paul Kagame at ALU conference[/caption] President Paul Kagame has told students, researchers and lecturers at African Leadership University (ALU) that it belongs to the African societies, leaders inclusive, to protect the wildlife before going to donors for help. Kagame was on Thursday – November 1, 2018, the guest of honour…
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American Author Raises $400,000 to Build ‘Gisimba House’ in Rwanda, Uganda
October,29 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_29712" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Damas Gisimba and children at Gisimba orphanage in Nyamirambo, Kigali[/caption] Brandon Stanton – an American author, photographer, and blogger who tours the world to tell stories of particular communities has already raised about $ 400,000 in three days in a fundraising whose inspiration came from Rwanda. The money is double compared…
Society
Rwanda’s ‘Agonizing’ Decisions in the Wake of the Genocide
October,26 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_29635" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Genocide perpetrator apologises to the genocide survivors. One of the puzzle was to ask survivors to forgive[/caption] President Paul Kagame has explained how Rwanda solved the puzzle of reconciliation, justice, forgiveness and country reconstruction in the aftermath of the Genocide against Tutsi where over 1 million people were killed in 3…
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Prosecution Drops Genocide Charges against 13 Rwandan Exiles
October,24 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Prosecutor General Jean Bosco Mutangana Rwanda has dropped genocide charges against 13 Rwandan exiles, the National Public Prosecution Authority (NPPA) has announced. The list include the 79 year old Maurice Ntahobari, former speaker of Parliement, Minister of Tertiary Education and Rector of University of Rwanda during the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi and husband of ex-minister…
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Mushikiwabo Asks Minaffet to Bridge Coordination Gaps
October,24 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_29481" align="alignnone" width="1199"] Louise Mushikiwabo handing over to Richard Sezibera[/caption] Louise Mushikiwabo, outgoing Rwanda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation has handed over to Richard Sezibera at the Ministry headquarters – Kimihurura. At the handover, Mushikiwabo said that the Ministry’s performance on key matters is without precedent, but coordination between staff still needs improvement.…
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Gen. Kabarebe Hands Over to Maj. Gen Murasira
October,22 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_29403" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Gen James Kabarebe(R) hands over to Maj Gen Albert Murasira[/caption] Rwanda’s outgoing Minister of Defence (MoD), General James Kabarebe has handed over to the newly appointed, Major General Albert Murasira at the Ministry in Kimihurura on Monday. The ceremony was witnessed by MoD and Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) top leadership including Gen…
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Car Free Day: Kagame Shows Support to Fitness Initiative
October,21 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_29361" align="alignnone" width="2048"] President Paul Kagame with Minister Nyirasafari Esperance[/caption] President Paul Kagame has once again showed his support to the fitness initiative that was launched two years ago by city of Kigali; the car free day. Kagame on Sunday joined thousands of Kigali residents in the bi-monthly fitness exercise where interested people enjoy…
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From Belgium, Siblings Claim Family Property in High Court
October,19 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_29340" align="alignnone" width="940"] A piece of land in Masoro, Ndera sector of Gasabo district. The three relatives crashed over a property they claim their parents left them during the Genocide[/caption]  The High Court in Kigali is hearing the appeal in a case of two siblings accusing their cousin of confiscating their family land. The…
Society
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President Kagame Pays Tribute to Louise Mushikiwabo
October,19 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_29320" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Louise Mushikiwabo reacts to President Kagame's credits[/caption] President Paul Kagame has recognised the hard working and good service of Louise Mushikiwabo and wished her the best in her new position as Secretary General of International Organization of Francophonie (OIF). Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mushikiwabo was last week…
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Kagame Tells Women in Leadership Positions to Use their Numbers
October,19 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_29316" align="alignnone" width="889"] President Paul Kagame at parliement-Friday[/caption] President Paul Kagame has told women in decision making positions that it is not for granted that their number is increasing; it’s rather for them to contribute to solving issues that affect a woman most particularly. After the latest reshuffle on October 18, Rwanda’s cabinet is…
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Rwanda Gets New 50-50 Gender Cabinet, Fewer Ministers
October,18 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Some new faces in Cabinet: Clockwise: Dr. Richard Sezibera, Solina Nyirahabimana, Anastase Shyaka, Soraya Hakuziyaremye In his latest cabinet reshuffle, President Paul Kagame has appointed Dr. Richard Sezibera, as the new Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, replacing Louise Mushikiwabo, who was last week elected as the Secretary General for the International Orgnisation of…
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Emotional Tributes to New Francophonie Boss Mushikiwabo   
October,13 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_29200" align="alignnone" width="640"] Louise Mushikiwabo and African Union Commission Chairperson Mousa Faki Mahamat shortly after the elections[/caption] Francophones or not, young and adults from all works of life provided that they know Rwanda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Louise Mushikiwabo, have expressed their sentiment of appreciation following her election to the top position of the…
International
All Eyes on Yerevan As IOF Elects New Boss
October,12 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

IOF General Assembly-Yerevan Oct 11 Rwandans from all walks of life and Africa at large, especially the French speaking community are tuned in any news channel which is broadcasting activities of the International Organization of Francophonie (IOF). The 17th General assembly in Yerevan – Armenia which closes business today, is special not only for Rwanda…
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Rwanda Puts 55, 000 Genocide Testimonies Online
October,09 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_29100" align="alignnone" width="1365"] Vernier Caliper, one of the tools the colonial regime used to prepare what would become the genocide against Tutsi. Kigali Genocide memorial and partners have documented this history before, during and after the Genocide[/caption] The Kigali Genocide memorial centre has made it possible for the world to access live testimonies on…
National
How Ingabire Victoire, Kizito Mihigo Walked out of Prison
September,15 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

There was huge crowd at Nyarugenge Prison in Mageragere sector in the capital Kigali, when Renowned artist Kizito Mihigo and Politician Victoire Ingabire walked out following President Kagame's pardon. Last night (September 14), President Kagame commuted the prison sentences of Ingabire Victoire who was in 2013, sentenced to 15 years and singer Kizito Mihigo who had…
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Kandt Museum Exhibits the Best of Rwandan Arts
September,12 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_25220" align="alignnone" width="1032"] Some of Rwandan artifacts[/caption] Objects that show Rwanda today and stories that represent the contemporary society will be at show this week-end. At the Kigali based Kandt House Museum, Friday - September 14, the National Institute of Museums has organized ‘Artefact as Art’. “The work explores aspects of culture creativity, and…
Society
Mother Delivers Triplets after Voting MPs, Files First Petition to Parliament  
September,03 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_28202" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Maniraguha's triplet[/caption] Claudine Maniraguha, is officially a mother of 8 despite all odds. On Monday, the lady from Nyagahinga, a village of Cyanika sector, Musanze district of Northern Province woke up early morning and headed to polling station to vote for Members of parliament. She overcame pains of an expectant mother…
Society
Eugene Mussolini Is First MP Elect
September,02 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Eugene Mussolini has been elected to represent the people with disability in the parliamentary elections that started on Sunday - Septmber 2, National Electoral Commission has announced. Mussolini who was competing among 10 candidates won the election with 482 votes equivalent to 75.5%. 668 voters representing the people with disability from across the country had registered…
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President Kagame Casts His Vote in Diaspora
September,02 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(1)

President Paul Kagame and First Lady Jeannette Kagame have joined the Rwandan Community in China in casting their vote in legislative elections. The Head of State and the First Lady arrived in China on September 1 for the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC2018). Scheduled for September 3-4, 2018, the forum's theme is : “China and…
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Don’t Cut Your Life Short With Drugs – Kagame To Youth
August,19 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_27779" align="alignnone" width="2048"] President Paul Kagame at Meet the President August 19 had an interesting interactive session with the youth[/caption] President Paul Kagame has told the Rwandan youth to desist from taking drugs, which does not bring them any good, but only destroys their life. On Sunday, the president hosted thousands of the Young…
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Young Professionals Share Development Tips
August,19 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_27771" align="alignnone" width="664"] Meet the President, a session including Minister Rosemary Mbabazi and young professionals[/caption] Thousands of Rwandan Young Professionals gathered in Kigali to discuss available development opportunities, challenges and how to overcome them. The gathering at Intare Conference Arena on Sunday, was part of the Meet the President. It is hosted by President…
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Kagame Blames Failure to Reach out to Citizens on ‘Selfish’ Leaders
August,09 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has said that the poor performance among districts during imihigo is an effect of poor leadership among district leaders who focus on the misunderstandings amongst them instead of focusing on public interests. On Thursday, Kagame presided over the performance contracts exercise – Imihigo, where districts present what they achieved and what they…
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Imbuto Foundation, Partners Show Students How to Get Scholarships Abroad
August,04 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(3)

[caption id="attachment_27414" align="alignnone" width="1200"] High school students at Gashora Girls' School in their camp where they get tips about application for admission/scholarship, leadership among others. Photo: Higher Live Foundation[/caption] Imbuto Foundation - a Rwandan philanthropy organization and its education partners are conducting a training session that will increase chances to hundreds of African high school…
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Importing Commodities Africa Has Should Be Termed ‘Illicit Flow’- Kagame
August,02 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_27378" align="alignnone" width="1500"] President Paul Kagame at ALF, August 2, 2018[/caption] President Paul Kagame has said that importing goods that are available in Africa should be added to the definition of illicit financial flows. He made this point while giving his remarks at the African Leadership Forum (ALF) that opened in Kigali this Thursday. “The…
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BRICS, AU Share Common Interests–Kagame
July,28 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_27287" align="alignnone" width="2048"] President Paul Kagame speaks at BRICS 2018[/caption] President Paul Kagame has explained the reason behind the partnership between the leading emerging economies grouped under BRICS and the African Union (AU) which he represents as current chairperson. Kagame arrived in South Africa on July 26 for BRICS Africa summit which brings together lead…
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RwandAir Ranked Among Top Ten Improved Airlines Globally
July,27 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_27257" align="alignnone" width="1200"] RwandAir Flight attendant servinga client[/caption] An international ranking organization has ranked RwandAir, the Rwanda’s National carrier among top ten world’s most improved airlines. Skytrax, the ranking organization is a United Kingdom–based consultancy which runs an airline and airport review and ranking site. It also conducts research for commercial airlines and takes…
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Kagame in South Africa for BRICS Summit
July,26 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_27239" align="alignnone" width="1165"] President Paul Kagame upon arrival in South Africa[/caption] President Paul Kagame and current chairman of the African Union has arrived in South Africa to participate at the BRICS Leaders’ Summit on July 27. BRICS is an acronym for the grouping of the world’s leading emerging economies, namely Brazil, Russia, India, China…
International
President Kabila Supports Mushikiwabo Candidacy at the Helm of OIF
July,26 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(1)

[caption id="attachment_27200" align="alignnone" width="1080"] President Joseph Kabila(Second Left) with Louise Mushikiwabo and her delegation[/caption] Rwanda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs continues her campaign tour to explain the agenda she would advance if she was elected at the helm of Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie while also seeking members’ support. On July 25, Mushikiwabo, accompanied with Dr…
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Outcome of PM Narendra Modi Visit to Rwanda
July,24 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_27151" align="alignnone" width="800"] MoU signed between Rwanda and India[/caption]
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Visit to Kigali Genocide Memorial Deeply Moving – Modi
July,24 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi has said a visit to Kigali Genocide Memorial was a "deeply moving experience," Prime Minister Modi wrote in a guest book shortly after visiting the memorial on Tuesday. Modi is on the second and last day of his official visit to Rwanda. He will also visit Rweru village…
International
India, Rwanda Seal $200m New Financing Deal, Announce Embassy
July,23 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_27125" align="alignnone" width="1000"] President Paul Kagame meets with visiting Indian PM Narendra Modi in Kigali Monday evening[/caption] The Kigali Special Economic Zone and the agriculture sector are to receive new multimillion dollar cash injections - courtesy of agreements signed Monday evening in Kigali. The new financing is part of eight cooperation agreements sealed between…
International
India PM Modi Lands in Rwanda for 2-day State Visit
July,23 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_27129" align="alignnone" width="1442"] Indian PM upon arrival to Rwanda was received by President Paul Kagame[/caption] Barely two hours after seeing off another high profile guest, President Paul Kagame was back at the airport to receive Indian Prime Minister  Narendra Modi who is here for a two day state visit. Modi arrived at the Kigali…
International
Chinese President Sees “Vibrant and Well Organised” Rwanda
July,23 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_27101" align="alignnone" width="929"] President Paul Kagame and Xi Jinping[/caption] From air transport, new roads to the Belt and Road Initiative – Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame and visiting Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping witnessed Monday the signing of 15 agreements covering a range of sectors. In one of the agreements, China will finance construction of the…
National
President Xi Jinping in Rwanda
July,22 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(1)

[caption id="attachment_27080" align="alignnone" width="1080"] President Paul Kagame and First Lady Jeannette Kagame welcome XI Jinping and First Lady Peng Liyuan upon their arrival in Kigali[/caption] President Xi Jinping and First Lady Peng Liyuan have arrived in Rwanda for the long-awaited historical visit. "This evening, President Kagame and First Lady Jeannette Kagame welcome Chinese President Xi Jinping…
International
Cecafa Women Cup: Uganda Edge Ethiopia to Brighten Title Hopes
July,21 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_27065" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Uganda sits at the helm of the standings with six points after defeating Ethiopia 1-0 on Saturday[/caption] Uganda’s Crested Cranes have secured control of the Cecafa Women Challenge Cup standings after registering two wins out of two matches in the ongoing tournament in Kigali City. The Crested Cranes handled by Faridah…
Sports
Indian PM ‘Walks’ 200 Cattle to Rwanda
July,21 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_27043" align="alignnone" width="600"] President Paul Kagame receives a gift from PM Narendra Modi last year[/caption] Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi who is visiting Rwanda between July 23-24 is coming with a gift of 200 cows to give to Rwandan farmers. Giving someone a cow in Rwandan culture, is a symbol that you love them and…
International
Former Minisante Staff Cost Gov’t Rwf5bn in Fake Medical Equipment
July,18 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_26906" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Participants go out of court after hearing[/caption] Prosecution has revealed that seven former employees of Ministry of Health (Minisante) caused a loss of Rwf 5.8 billion to the government in fraudulent tendering processes of faulty medical equipment purchased in the last five years. The suspects include: Theogene Ntamuhungu, JMV Birasa, Emmanuel…
National
You Could Be Eligible for a House in Kigali
July,16 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_26918" align="alignnone" width="629"] Ndera houses. Architecture Impression by Groupe Palmeraie Development (GPD)-the developer[/caption] The Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) and partners are working hard to launch the construction of Ndera – Gasabo housing units where low and middle-income earners have started applying for a house. The bank, in partnership with Bank of Africa are…
Economy
Sacked Health Ministry Officials Face Charges over Tender Malpractices
July,16 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_26906" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Participants go out of court after hearing[/caption] Eight former employees of the ministry of health are facing prosecution on charges of allegedly conniving in a fraudulent tender process with a Dutch company to supply medical equipment. The suspects - all former employees of the Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC) and one entrepreneur…
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Longest Serving MP to Retire
July,09 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_26742" align="alignnone" width="700"] Legislator Juvenal Nkusi[/caption] The public will miss interventions and challenging arguments of MP Nkusi Juvénal who has been among the flag bearers of the Rwanda Socialist Party (PSD) at Rwanda parliament for about 24 years. Socialist Party (PSD) an opposition political party on July 8 released a list of 80 parliamentary…
National
Kagame Warns Reckless, Boastful Leaders
July,08 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_26730" align="alignnone" width="2048"] Political Bureau of RPF[/caption] President Paul Kagame has told RPF Inkotanyi members, that he will never tolerate officials who lack citizen centred spirit. This Sunday, as more than 2000 party representatives were gathered to approve the list of parliamentary candidates, Kagame took the opportunity to reiterate his concern about selfish leaders…
National
Kagame Lectures on Liberation Spirit at ALU Inaugural Graduation
July,07 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_26704" align="alignnone" width="2048"] President Paul Kagame giving a lecture at ALU graduation, July 7,2018[/caption] President Paul Kagame has told graduates of the Pan African leadership university that challenges are part of life, but they should always struggle to move ahead and reach desired achievements. Kagame made the statement at the African Leadership University (ALU)…
International
Tags: International Universities
Kagame in Djibouti for Inauguration of Int’l Free Trade Zone
July,05 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_26641" align="alignnone" width="1010"] President Paul Kagame upon arrival in Djibouti[/caption] President Paul Kagame has arrived in Djibouti at the invitation of his counterpart Ismail Guelleh for the inauguration of Djibouti International Free Trade Zone. The country in the horn of Africa enjoys cordial relationship with Rwanda. At the launch, Kagame said, "I just wanted…
Regional
Ubumuntu Festival Is Back
July,01 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

  [caption id="attachment_26519" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Performers during the last event.[/caption] Two primary school pupils from the United States of America will perform at the 2018 Ubumuntu (Humanity) Art festival with the aim of promoting cultural awareness between Rwanda and other global communities. The Cesar Chavez Middle School students, Zion Bennett and Jose Laguna, will perform…
International, Society
RwandAir Extends Search for Its Staff Who Perished in the Genocide
June,30 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Rwanda's National carrier – Rwandair on Friday held commemoration day to remember 13 of their staff who perished during the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi. Out of 13 of its staff perished in the genocide, whereabouts of four former staff and their families are not known. Rwandair pleaded with anyone who could have information about them…
National
Kagame Launches Volkswagen’s First Car Assembly Plant in Rwanda
June,27 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(3)

  President Paul Kagame has launched first Rwandan car Assembly plant by Volkswagen with a notice that, the country and Africa is getting what it deserves; brand new instead of second hand. [caption id="attachment_26434" align="alignnone" width="1024"] VW Polo assembled in Rwanda in the showroom[/caption] On Wednesday morning, the media and other dignitaries were driven from Kigali…
Companies
How Street Kid Gave University Graduate Employment Tip
June,27 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_26420" align="alignnone" width="1080"] A Kigali Smart Parking Company staff at work.[/caption] It is widely believed that street life is related to drug abuse, but the life of some children would shock you. Amidst dirty-looking street children who dropped out of school, Patrick Dusengimana, spent his early childhood volunteering to secure parked vehicles at Nyamirambo…
Business & Tech
Tags: Business
Rwanda Launches 11 Trails of Mountain Biking
June,24 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_26348" align="alignnone" width="5060"] Tourists enjoying cycling on the Congo-Nile Trail[/caption] Two weeks ago, you could have watched Peter Vrooman, the US ambassador to Rwanda biking through the hills of the Western Rwanda in the famous Congo Nile Trail. Or you have seen other tourists taking the same adventure way before this diplomat was appointed…
Economy
French Court Drops Fr. Wenceslas Munyeshyaka’s Genocide Case
June,21 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(1)

[caption id="attachment_5803" align="alignnone" width="660"] Father Wenscelas Munyeshyaka(L) surrounded by Rwandan soldiers, the Ex-FAR[/caption] The umbrella of Genocide survivors association in Rwanda has expressed disappointment about a French court’s decision to drop the case of Father Wenceslas Munyeshyaka, a Genocide suspect on Thursday. Father Munyeshyaka was a vicar at Saint Famille Catholic Church in Kigali during the…
International
Tags: Genocide Perpetrators
Kagame Shares the Secret to African Transformation
June,21 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_26261" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Vice President of Ghana Mahamudu Bawumia of Ghana welcomes President Kagame to Accra, where he will be attending the African Transformation Forum[/caption] President Paul Kagame has said that for Africa to reach the desired transformation, it has to invest in its people. While speaking at the African Transformation Forum (#ATF2018) in…
International
Over 39,000 People Get Treatment During RDF Outreach Program
June,21 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_26268" align="alignnone" width="1000"] RDF citizen outreach[/caption] The Rwanda Defense Force outreach program has reached out to enormous number of citizens through providing medical services they could not afford. From April 20 to June 20 which is exactly two months, RDF treated 39,907 patients who have been suffering from diseases, some of which had become…
National
Tags: RDF Health
Over 200 SACCO Officials Under Probe Over Mismanagement of Funds
June,20 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_26238" align="alignnone" width="717"] Launch of Umurenge Sacco in Byimana sector- Ruhango district. More than 200 managers under probe over mismanagement of funds.[/caption] Rwanda Cooperative Agency (RCA) has submitted names of over 200 managers of Savings Cooperatives commonly known as Saccos to be investigated for allegedly mismanaging of funds meant to improve lifestyle of farmers.…
National, News
SWIFT Global Report shows Intra-Africa Trade Increasing
June,20 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_26244" align="alignnone" width="702"] Prime Minister Dr. Edourd Ngirente launching the conference today.[/caption] The 25th Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) Africa Regional Conference (ARC) has opened in Kigali with a new financial report showing that intra-Africa payments clearing and trade is increasing in importance. The report shows that a significant increase in intra-African…
International, News
In Rwanda: Watch Sportsmen Biking to the Skies   
June,13 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Huye Rally which is held in the memory of the late Claude Gakwaya, one of the best Rwandan rally drivers, who died in a motor accident in 1986 is back. Venue is the hilly, dusty roads of the Southern Province in the week-end of June 23-24 and so far, 19 pilots have confirmed, including 10…
Sports
Night Club in Kigali Denies Entry to “Albino” Zimbabwean Woman
June,11 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(1)

[caption id="attachment_26018" align="alignnone" width="400"] Uyauya[/caption] The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) says it is following up on a case of skin segregation that was reported concerning a night club based in Kigali during the weekend. On Saturday, a woman identifying herself on Twitter as Uyauya from Zimbabwe took to Twitter to express her disappointment after being…
Society
Kagame Proposes Rwanda-style Measures for G7 to End Plastic Pollution
June,10 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_26000" align="alignnone" width="2048"] Heads of state and government at the G7 summit 2018 in Canada[/caption] President Paul Kagame told a G7 summit in Canada Saturday that the method Rwanda used to ban plastic bags effectively can serve the world to reverse the trend of the alarming plastic pollution. Kagame, as African Union chairperson, attended…
International
The Weekender: Wine Tasting Back to Kigali
June,07 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_25937" align="alignnone" width="1080"] The French Wine Master[/caption] Rwandans will once again get a taste of different flavors from around the world at a wine tasting event set this Thursday evening at Cucina Restaurant, inside Marriott Kigali hotel. The free wine tasting event was officially first launched in Kigali in February with 14, 2018 where…
ShowBiz
Tags: ShowBiz
Cement Scarcity Sabotages Completion of New Inland Port
June,06 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_25879" align="alignnone" width="705"] Kigali Logistics Platform. the company says it will miss the deadline[/caption] Rwanda is awaiting for a new inland port which is scheduled to boost the 48-year old Magasins Generaux du Rwanda (MAGERWA). In January 2016, the government signed a 25-year concession agreement with an Arab port operator – Dubai Ports World…
Ambitious Projects, Companies
Shock in Rwanda as Genocide Convict Ngeze Hassan Seeks Early Release
June,06 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(1)

[caption id="attachment_25840" align="alignnone" width="686"] Ngeze Hassan[/caption] Rwanda has received with shock news of an attempt of the Arusha based International criminal tribunal residual mechanism for Rwanda to release Hassan Ngeze, the notorious Genocide convict who used the media to propagate hatred and incite the Interahamwe militias to kill Tutsis. A discussion about the role of…
National
Kagame Explains The Cost the World Pays for Ignoring Women
June,05 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_25836" align="alignnone" width="1500"] President Paul Kagame speaks to a participant during the EDD[/caption] President Paul Kagame has made a wakeup call to the world to consider both genders equally instead of making women victims of all sorts of segregation which comes with huge cost to the economy. Kagame made the remarks at the opening…
International
Queen Elizabeth Awards Rwandan Woman Who Feeds 400 Patients Daily
June,04 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(1)

[caption id="attachment_25803" align="alignnone" width="642"] Izabelle Kamariza[/caption] Rwanda’s Isabelle Kamariza has been registered in the books of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as an important person who matters in society. The Queen has recognized Kamariza, representing Rwanda, as the 55th Commonwealth Point of Light. The Points of Light awards recognise outstanding volunteers every day of the…
Society
RPF Announces Commencement of MP Primaries
June,01 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_25712" align="alignnone" width="720"] A RPF member holds party flag in past rally. Parliamentary elections will soon start and RPF members known for their enthusiasm are expected to participate massively in the elections[/caption] The Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) - Inkotanyi has announced the commencement of primary elections to choose party representatives for the September Parliamentary…
National
The Choice of Working with Arsenal is Up to Rwanda, Dutch Minister to MPs
May,31 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Sigrid Kaag, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation for the Netherlands has told parliament, that the decision to enter a marketing deal with Arsenal was at the discretion of Rwanda which intends to gradually phase out aid dependence. On May 23, 2018, Rwanda Development Board announced a three-year sponsorship deal with Arsenal FC –…
Sports
Uwayezu Named FERWAFA General Secretary 
May,30 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_25646" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Francois Regis Uwayezu[/caption] Francois Regis Uwayezu has been named to assume the Secretary General role of Rwanda Football Federation (FERWAFA). The Rwanda Football Federation (FERWAFA) confirmed the development on Tuesday evening. Uwayezu, 35, a passionate football lover, is a holder of a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with specialization in Finance and…
Sports
First Lady Jeannette Kagame Reveals Her Passion for Culture, Books
May,28 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_25553" align="alignnone" width="1080"] First Lady Mrs Jeannette Kagame with Mr. André Twahirwa and Ange Kagame at the Café Littéraire[/caption] The First Lady of Rwanda Mrs. Jeannette Kagame has said that she gives a special consideration to café litteraire for her own and country’s benefit. Mrs. Kagame was the guest of honor at a café…
National
Kagame Rules Out Possibility of Sabotaging AU Reforms
May,26 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_25525" align="alignnone" width="2048"] President Paul Kagame at the meeting on reforms[/caption] President Paul Kagame has said that nothing will stand in front of the Africa's decision to implement reforms that intend to make the African Union an autonomous organization which rely little or not at all on foreign aid. On Saturday, President Kagame who…
Regional
Tags: AfCFTA
Pan Africanists Participate in Muganda
May,26 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Rwanda’s monthly community work-umuganda got a Pan African brand this saturday after attracting participants from various African countries as part of celebration of African liberation in Rwanda’s Capital Kigali. Delegates from Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda and Kenya were part of the end of May community work – Umuganda, which took place on across the country. End of…
National
Macron Agrees to New Probe in France’s Role in Genocide against Tutsi
May,24 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_25463" align="alignnone" width="2048"] President Emmanuel Macron(R) speaks to his guest Paul Kagame[/caption] French President Emmanuel Macron and his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame have agreed to set up a joint committee of historians to do research that could establish role of France during the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi in Rwanda. The two leaders met in…
International
Rwanda Confirms Mushikiwabo is Candidate at ‘Francophonie’ Secretariat
May,23 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(2)

[caption id="attachment_25393" align="alignnone" width="653"] President Kagame(L) in a visit to France. Joint Press conference with President Emmanuel Macron[/caption] President Paul Kagame has confirmed that Rwanda’s Foreign Affairs Minister Louise Mushikiwabo is competing on the position of the “Francophonie” organization’s Secretary General. During a joint press conference by President Paul Kagame and his French Counterpart, Emmanuel…
International
Rwanda Calls for Bids to Develop Her Land in Djibouti
May,22 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_25331" align="alignnone" width="800"] The strategic 60 hectares sit on the shores of Indian Ocean.[/caption] Rwanda is receiving bids from local investors who wish to develop the 60 hectares of land the country acquired in Djibouti. The strategic 60 hectares sit on the shores of Indian Ocean and could possibly open a window for export…
Economy
Untold Story of Former President Sindikubwabo’s Butchery at University Teaching Hospital
May,14 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_25042" align="alignnone" width="960"] On May 12, 2018, CHUB staff put a smile on the faces of Genocide survivors in Huye sector. Dr Sindikubwabo would have wished all these survivors dead[/caption] Over 400 staff of the South based University teaching hospital, commonly known as CHUB on Saturday converged at Huye sector in Huye district to commemorate the…
Special Reports
Tags: Bigstory-kwibuka24, Kwibuka23
Kagame Convenes Cabinet to Pay Tribute to Disaster Victims
May,03 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_24698" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Flood in Gasabo, Kigali City[/caption] On Wednesday, President Paul Kagame convened cabinet at Village Urugwiro specifically to discuss a critical point in the country - disasters that have caused a loss of more than 100 human lives in the last four months. A new report by Ministry of Disaster Management and…
National
Rwanda: Kiziba Refugees in New Bid to Cause Chaos
May,03 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_22313" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Kiziba refugees[/caption] Barely one month after an attempt to cause serious insecurity up to a point of fighting the Police, Congolese refugees hosted in Kiziba refugee camp in Karongi district have made a new attempt to confront security organs. A media brief from Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs said on…
Regional
Rainy Season or Disaster Season?
May,02 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_24696" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Landslide in Ngororero District-April 29-30th. Loss: 9 people including 8 children[/caption] January to early May is Rwanda’s big rainy season, time for growing several crops and expect good harvest afterwards. It has been so for many years, but for the last couple of years, communities in many parts of the country…
National
France Opens Hearing In Appeal of Ngenzi, Barahira Genocide Case
May,02 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_24691" align="alignnone" width="1023"] Rwandan Lawyer, Richard Gisagara in the previous Barahira and Ngenzi trial - plaintiff side[/caption] Court in France is scheduled to start the hearing of appeal in one of the much awaited genocide cases involving two Genocide masterminds on Wednesday. From May 2nd to July 6th, will be held at the Paris…
International, News
Rwanda to Finance Own Budget at A Tune of 84%
April,30 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_24667" align="alignnone" width="1200"] April 30th. Uzziel Ndagijimana Minister of Finance and Economic Planning presents his first budget framework paper after his appointment on this post a couple of weeks ago[/caption] Rwanda’s Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs Uzziel Ndagijimana has presented the county’s budget framework paper for the next financial year which starts in…
National
Tags: Budget
Kagame Defends the Congo Basin Blue Fund
April,29 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(1)

[caption id="attachment_24625" align="alignnone" width="1200"] President Paul Kagame delivers key remarks[/caption] President Paul Kagame has told heads of State and other participants at the Congo Basin Climate Commission gathering, that African prosperity will only be attained if they go an extra mile to mitigate climate change. Kagame made this statement while opening the inaugural Heads of…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-DRC Relations
Rwanda: Cabinet Appoints New Chief Economist
April,28 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_24615" align="alignnone" width="800"] Tea harvesting at Kitabi tea farms in Southern Rwanda. The chief economist will watch over the economy of the country. Tea is among products that earn income to Rwanda[/caption] Cabinet has appointed a new chief economist two years to the deadline the country has set to transform into a middle income economy. Ms.…
Economy
Mass Grave Found in Kigali Could Have ‘At least 3,000 Victims’
April,23 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_24418" align="alignnone" width="1280"] At the exercise to exhume remains of Genocide victims-Kabuga[/caption] Shock has gripped a community in Kabuga - about 20km outside Rwanda's capital Kigali following the discovery of a mass grave believed to contain a large number of human remains. The discovery come as the country continues the 100 day mourning period…
National
With 8yr Membership, Rwanda to Host Commonwealth Summit 2020
April,20 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(3)

[caption id="attachment_24373" align="alignnone" width="845"] President Paul Kagame shaking hands with Queen Elizabeth II of England[/caption] The Commonwealth Heads of Government summit on Friday confirmed Rwanda as host of the next meeting of the bloc - knocking out countries with more deeper historic links to Britain. The decision was taken at the Commonwealth Heads of Government…
International
Tags: CHOGM
WASAC Loses Rwf170M Due to Broken Water Pipe
April,18 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_24284" align="alignnone" width="1032"] Heavy downpour has left WASAC counting millions in loss after its infrastructure was heavily damaged[/caption] Thousands of Nyagatare district residents will not access clean water for the time being due to broken water supply pipes. The Water Utility and Sanitation Corporation (WASAC) has said it will take them at least one…
National, News
How Kwibuka24 Brought the World to Rwanda
April,15 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_24158" align="alignnone" width="821"] Rwandans and friends of Rwanda in Israel during Kwibuka 24[/caption] From Middle East in Israel where ethnic cleansing took place 85 years ago to the countries from Africa, Caraib and Pacific-ACP bloc, and from the Far East, in India to Northern America and the West, the Rwandan community introduced the world…
Kwibuka24
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Rwanda’s Aegis Trust Gets Global Award for Fight against Genocide
April,13 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_24139" align="alignnone" width="978"] The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland Hon. Jacek Czaputowicz visiting Kigali Genocide Memorial on Friday morning. He will hand the award to AEGIS Trust this evening[/caption] Aegis Trust, a British NGO which manages the Kigali Genocide Memorial and other campaigns to prevent Genocide worldwide will today receive the Raphael Lemkin…
Kwibuka24, National
Rwanda Approves Trade Deals with Strategic African Countries
April,12 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_11911" align="alignnone" width="675"] Djibouti and Rwanda are more and more strengthening trade partnership[/caption] Rwanda has furthered business partnership with three countries that are set to help it deal with trade barriers. Cabinet, on April 10th approved three draft laws approving the ratification of the Agreement between Rwanda and countries that in most cases have access…
Economy
Kigali City Mayor Resigns
April,11 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_24036" align="alignnone" width="700"] Pascal Nyamurinda resigns after one year[/caption] Pascal Nyamurinda, the mayor of City of Kigali has resigned from his functions, city officials said on Wednesday. According to Athanase Rutabingwa, president of City council, Nyamurinda tendered in his resignation on April 10th after serving as Lord Mayor for 14 months. “He resigned citing…
National
Kwibuka24: Threatened to Be Shot if She Delivered; Her Child Turns 24
April,10 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_23993" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Clemence Nyirabanze(Right) cheers with Liberata Nyirabarihafi her neighbor from Gasiza trading centre[/caption] In August 1993, Clemence Nyirabanze, now 56 from Rambura sector, Nyabihu district went to see a Doctor for consultations and she was informed that she was pregnant. Little did she know that she would go through struggle she had…
Kwibuka24
Tags: Kwibuka23
Rwandans Across the Country Converge at Commemoration Sites for Kwibuka24
April,07 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_23904" align="alignnone" width="1040"] Kwibuka 24:Huye Resident lay the wreath at Ngoma Genocide memorial[/caption] Rwandans at home, in the diaspora, friends of Rwanda and international organizations have come together to pay tribute to the over a million Tutsi that were killed during the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi. Between April 7th and July 3rd, 1994 more than…
Kwibuka24
President Kagame Reshuffles Cabinet
April,06 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has reshuffled cabinet. The reshuffle which was announced on Friday saw a number of change. Minister James Musoni, one of the longest-serving ministers has been dropped from cabinet. Musoni served as a cabinet minister since 2005. Musoni was Minister of Infrastructure. He also served as Minister of Finance and economic planning, and Local…
National
Rwanda Starts Week Long Mourning Period
April,06 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_11682" align="alignnone" width="803"] Under the rain, President Paul Kagame and First Lady Jeannette Kagame pay respect to Genocide victims at Gisozi Memorial Centre during Kwibuka 23. They were joined by Faki Mahamat, the chairperson of African Union Commission. It was similarly a rainy season 24 years ago when Tutsi were being killed[/caption] The most…
Kwibuka24, National
Tracing Juvenal Habyarimana’s Three Catholic Friars Killed April 7
April,05 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_23814" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Rambura Catholic Church where Kageyo and two colleagues were serving[/caption] Around 1980, an incident happened in Gasiza village of Nyundo cell in the current Nyabihu district. Thirty-eight years later, nobody ever imagined it would come back to haunt the region for generations. The area was part of Rambura Catholic parish. The…
Special Reports
Tags: Kwibuka23
Burundian Refugees Decide to Return Home 
March,31 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(1)

The burundian refugees who crossed to Rwanda a couple of weeks ago through Bugarama boarder are now filing a petition to return homeRwanda has informed Burundi to prepare for about 2,500 of their returnees who will be facilitated to leave the country any time after refusing vaccination for their children and boycotting the physical identification…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Burundi Relations
Young Genocide Survivors Launch ‘Hope’ Activities
March,31 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(1)

[caption id="attachment_23674" align="alignnone" width="1200"] AERG GAERG members rejoice after their community oriented activities[/caption] Thousands students genocide survivors have converged to Nyanza district in Southern Rwanda to launch activities that restore hope among survivors’ community. AERG-GAERG week is an annual event that brings together associations of students genocide survivors and their alumni every end of March…
Kwibuka24, National
President Kagame Gives Irrevocable Directive on Land Sharing
March,28 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(1)

[caption id="attachment_23593" align="alignnone" width="800"] Farms in Nyagatare district were subject to land sharing to resettle landless families[/caption] President Paul Kagame has given a definite answer to the endless issue of land sharing and resettlement in Rwanda consequently dissolving cases that have kept emerging for the last 24 years. Land management in Rwanda required tough decisions…
National
We Should Never Allow Anyone to Suffocate Us – Kagame
March,28 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_23586" align="alignnone" width="2048"] President Paul Kagame speaking to the local leaders at a national retreat March 28th[/caption] President Paul Kagame has told Local Government Leaders that they should think hard to find solutions to tough problems affecting the people. The president was launching a three day retreat for local government bringing together officials including…
National
Rwanda Launches Land Data Storage Replica Center
March,27 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_23559" align="alignnone" width="692"] The New Eastern Zonal Office which hosts a replicate of the national land serves[/caption] Imagine every square meter of Rwanda from where you are standing now, to a farm in the remotest Bweyeye village in Rusizi district or the Iwawa Island inside Lake Kivu. Every piece of land is registered in…
National
President Macky Sall Roots for Numerical Revolution
March,27 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_23542" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Macky Sall and Paul Kagame at NEF[/caption] President of Senegal Macky Sall has told the African scientific community, that despite Africa being late on industrial level, the continent has all it takes to catch up with numerical revolution. Sall is in Rwanda for the Next Einstein Forum (NEF), a second trip within…
International
Bank of Kigali Registers Rwf23.3Bn Net Profit In 2017
March,23 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(1)

Bank of Kigali Group – Rwanda’s largest bank by assets, has announced it made a net profit of Rwf23.3 billion ($27.3 million) in 2017. This is nearly an increase of Rwf4 billion from last year’s net profit of Rwf20.8 billion ($25.7million) and Rwf20.5billion in 2015. Announcing the statement to journalists this afternoon, BK CEO –…
Business & Tech
Tags: BK
AfCFTA UPDATE: This Is Not Just A Signing Ceremony – Kagame
March,21 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(1)

Creating one African market President Paul Kagame launched the historical signing ceremony of the agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area, which he said, it goes beyond the endorsement of documents and includes creation of an Africa everyone dreams of. Wednesday, March 21, dozens of African Heads of State and government are in attendance…
International
President Ramaphosa Headed to Rwanda
March,19 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_23310" align="alignnone" width="1024"] South African President Cyril Ramaphosa(Right) and Kagame shake hands at a recent WEF summit in Davos - Switzerland[/caption] South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has confirmed his attendance of the extraordinary African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government summit in Kigali– March 21, his office announced. Fresh from a trip in…
International
Nyaruguru Thunder Strike: Tales of The Pastor Who Lost 15 of His Flock
March,15 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(1)

[caption id="attachment_23153" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Victims of thunder strike in Nyabimata were laid to rest. The community, leaders from local and central government-in a shock attended the burial and accompanied the survivors and families of the victims through the funeral[/caption] Saturday March 10th was a Sabbath like any other where 200 worshippers flocked to Nyarunazi Adventist church…
Society
Rwanda Wants Man who Pledged Rwf10,000 for Every Tutsi Killed
March,12 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(1)

[caption id="attachment_23041" align="alignnone" width="622"] List of genocide victims in Rwanda Agriculture Board -Rubona station. Charles Ndereyehe Ntahontuye was sentenced to life in prison for role he played in the killing of this people. He planned, funded and armed the killers[/caption] Rwanda has requested The Netherlands to arrest, try or extradite to Rwanda Charles Ndereyehe Ntahontuye,…
International
Kagame Rallies Private Sector On Solar Energy Funding
March,11 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_23014" align="alignnone" width="1011"] President Paul Kagame speaks at the International Solar Alliance (ISA) Founding Summit[/caption] President Paul Kagame has said that the world demand in solar energy can only be met if the private sector comes in to support efforts of governments in this sector which has huge returns on investment. This is a…
International
Imbuto Foundation Rewards Best Performing Girl Students
March,09 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_22938" align="alignnone" width="6016"] The 10 BPGs who were awarded take a group photo with the distinguished guests during the event which was held on the sidelines of the International Women's Day celebrations held in Muhanga[/caption] Ten girls have been given support that will expose them to the digital world and help them start university…
National
Raila, Uhuru Shake-off Tribal Differences
March,09 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_22943" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Raila(Left) and Uhuru, a meeting that has changed the narrative in the politics of Kenya[/caption] President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya and National Super Alliance opposition leader Raila Odinga have today decided to bury their political hatchets to start a new beginning of rebuilding the Kenyan people. The two have been in…
Regional
No One Loses when Women are Empowered – Kagame
March,08 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_22907" align="alignnone" width="701"] Kagame Wishes Women Happy International Women's Day - March 8th 2018[/caption] President Paul Kagame has called upon the world to include women in the development agenda, since none loses when they are empowered. The president, on Thursday – March 8th made a 2 min 17 seconds speech to wish all women a Happy Women’s…
International
About 3000 Burundian Refugees Flood into Rwanda from DRC
March,07 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_22848" align="alignnone" width="1280"] About 3000 Burundian Refugees Flood into Rwanda. They brought all their possessions including cows[/caption] On Wednesday afternoon, border community, migration officers at Bugarama – Rusizi district which borders with DRC in the West of Rwanda were surprised by this influx of refugees. They are carrying a few belongings with them, some even…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Burundi Relations
Kagame Tasks Senior Govt Officials on Disorganisation as Retreat Kicks-off
February,26 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_22527" align="alignnone" width="1024"] President Paul Kagame Delivers Opening Remarks at National Leadership Retreat. These opening remarks will be memorable for many leaders[/caption] President Paul Kagame has said his government is confronted with a puzzle of senior officials who fail to work together, which makes it impossible for them to deliver according to the set…
National
Huge Face ‘Pimple’ Woman Recovering from Surgery
February,22 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(1)

[caption id="attachment_22401" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Uwimana Jeannine Before and after[/caption] The Rwanda Military Hospital was today scene of a life-changing surgery on a woman whose health turned for the worse seven years ago. The pain and anguish that had become part of Jeaninne Uwimana’s life was put to an end on Thursday. Doctors at the Rwanda…
Society
Tags: CHUK, Giant Pimple, Kanombe Military Hospital
Made in Rwanda Jacket Excites Zambian President
February,22 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_22355" align="alignnone" width="1500"] President Edgar Lungu fits in a jacket from Rwanda's C&H garment[/caption] The visiting President of Zambia Edgar Lungu on Wednesday visited Rwanda’s Special Economic Zone (SEZ) where a garment plant gave him a gift and he couldn’t wait but fitted in it right away. At the Kigali based SEZ, Lungu visited…
International
Sahel Problem Complex, But Not Insurmountable–Kagame
February,17 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_22192" align="alignnone" width="1075"] President Paul Kagame during a panel discussion on the Sahel future[/caption] President Paul Kagame has admitted that the Sahel problem is really complex, but can be solved if players are coordinated for the better use of resources that are required to deal with it. For the last 40 years, the United…
International
One Year Later, Has Ritco Delivered?
February,17 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Rwanda Interlink Transport Company (Ritco) Limited, a public transport company that replaced the liquidated Onatracom says it has got a formula to re-connect ‘isolated’ communities to Kigali. Last week, February 6th, Ritco blew the first candle to mark one year anniversary after they replaced the liquidated Office Nationale de Transport en Commun (Onatracom). The latter, a…
Companies
Do You Know What Your Child is Learning from School Compound?
February,11 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_21893" align="alignnone" width="1500"] A pupil reads a message at Kigali Greater Heights School[/caption] Some schools could have borrowed a verse in the Bible which encourages to ‘Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.’ It is possible that none-Christian schools could…
Society
Rwandans Happier Than Ever – Jeannette Kagame
February,09 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_21828" align="alignnone" width="1024"] First Lady Jeannette Kagame delivered the keynote remarks during the National Prayer Breakfast Leadership Luncheon, which was held on the sidelines of the National Prayer Breakfast[/caption] The First Lady of Rwanda Jeannette Kagame has told a gathering of the National Prayer Breakfast that it’s now public knowledge that Rwandans are happier…
International
French Hospital Fires Genocide Fugitive after Pressure from Rwanda
February,07 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(1)

[caption id="attachment_21742" align="alignnone" width="460"] Charles Twagira, a genocide convict[/caption] A French hospital has sacked a Genocide convict barely a week after he was hired, following protests from Rwanda. On Monday, the media reported about the recruitment of Genocide convict and fugitive Charles Twagira, by Paul Doumer Hospital, a geriatric, public facility managed by Assistance Publique…
International
RwandAir Begins Process to Enter Israeli Market
February,07 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Latest development indicates that RwandAir, the national carrier is launching consultancy activities to study and enter the Israeli market. According to an invitation to tender available on carrier’s website, the company “wishes to invite qualifying bidders to be RwandAir GSA in Israel.” GSA stands for General Sales Agent, a sales representative for an airline in…
Economy
Africa’s Cyclist of The Year Brings Third Trophy Home
February,06 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_21707" align="alignnone" width="1500"] Fans Lift up Areruya Joseph upon arrival at Kigali International Airport on February 5th[/caption] Rwanda’s Areruya Joseph 23, the reigning Tour du Rwanda and La Tropicale Amissa Bongo champion returned home tonight from Cameroon with another continental victory from the inaugural Tour de l’Espoir. Three continental trophies in barely three months, Areruya…
Sports
Akagera Park’s Big Five Give Birth To Sporting Events
February,02 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_21546" align="alignnone" width="756"] The 5km Rhino Fun Run[/caption] Communities neighbouring Akagera National Park have started creating new sporting activities and tournaments to celebrate the park’s Big Five while also making conservation awareness. After two decades of absence of the King of the jungle – lion, Akagera National Park reintroduced the big cat in 2015…
National
Former PM Uwiringiyimana’s Daughter Pays Tribute to Mother
February,01 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_21518" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Marie Christine Umuhoza(3rd right) at Heroes Mausoleum[/caption] The only daughter born to late Prime Minister Agathe Uwiringiyimana, a Rwandan heroine has laid a wreath at her mother’s grave which she said it is very important at this particular moment. In a traditional garment, imishanana, Marie Christine Umuhoza, mother of two said, “I…
National
President Kagame Lays a Wreath At Heroes Square
February,01 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_21506" align="alignnone" width="1080"] President Paul Kagame pays tribute to national heroes at Heroes Mausoleum February 1st 2018[/caption] President Paul Kagame has joined Rwandans in commemorating National Heroes, an annual event that falls on February 1st. On the National Heroes Day, Rwanda celebrates her men and women, living or dead but who were characterized by…
National
Rwanda Pays Tribute to Her Heroes
February,01 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Rwanda is today paying special tribute to people who made special achievements with a very high sacrifice, courage and discipline, otherwise defined as heroes. Despite having its Kinyarwanda word ‘intwari’ since the ancient Rwanda, the word a ‘hero’ got a stronger meaning on the wake of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi where more than one…
National
Kagame Thanks Africa for ‘Double Trust’
February,01 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_21245" align="alignnone" width="1500"] Kagame at the opening of the 30th African Union GA[/caption] President Paul Kagame of Rwanda and chairman of African Union has sent a message of thanks to the citizens of the continent and their leaders for entrusting him with key responsibilities to lead Africa through its development targets. Since December last…
International
Oshen Group Turns Around King Faisal Hospital
January,30 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(1)

[caption id="attachment_6943" align="alignnone" width="600"] King Faisal Hospital- Rwanda[/caption] Barely a year of taking over management of Rwanda’s King Faisal hospital, Oshen Health Care Rwanda Ltd, a branch of Oshen Group, an Angolan firm is already getting credit for doing a good job. “In Rwanda, for example, we have entered into an arrangement with an African…
International
Kagame Gives African Stand on “China Spying AU” Suspicions
January,30 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(2)

[caption id="attachment_21401" align="alignnone" width="1500"] President Paul Kagame during a press conference after the closure of 30th AU General Assembly, Adis Ababa[/caption] On January 29th, news was spreading that for the last five years, China has been hacking African Union system, at the Union headquarters whose construction China financed at a tune of $200million. The suspicions suggest that…
International
Airfare to Decrease by 25% at Single African Air Transport Market
January,29 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_21377" align="alignnone" width="1026"] Single African Airtransport Market[/caption] President Paul Kagame, the chairperson of African Union launched the Single African Air Transport Market, Monday on the sidelines of the ongoing 30th African Union General Assembly in Adis Ababa. A survey has indicated that the market will decrease fares by more than 25%, create jobs, fasten Africa integration, improve…
Economy
Kagame Draws Formula to Change ‘Africa is a Burden’ Narrative
January,28 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_21240" align="alignnone" width="1500"] President Paul Kagame giving his acceptance speech at the African Union GA January 28th[/caption] President Paul Kagame has used his inaugural speech as African Union chairman to tell Member States that it is time to change the perpetuated narrative that ‘Africa is a burden’. Kagame appreciated efforts of his predecessors at…
International
Six Hours with President Kagame-Memoirs of Akagera Guide
January,28 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(3)

[caption id="attachment_21221" align="alignnone" width="1080"] President Paul Kagame with Daniel Nishimwe, Akagera freelance guide[/caption] Thousands of Rwandans dream to meet President Paul Kagame and interact with him vis-à-vis because he inspires many, but this is not always possible. However, if you are a hard working professional you can stand a chance to meet and spend time…
Society
World Welcomes Kagame for AU Chairmanship
January,27 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(3)

The 30th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union (AU) is scheduled to take place in Addis Ababa Ethiopia on January 29th and a lot is on agenda. However, most expected is the ordinal rotation on the chairmanship of the Union where President Paul Kagame takes over from President Alpha Condé of Guinea. Several…
International
UN Recognizes the 1994 Genocide As against Tutsi in Rwanda
January,26 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(4)

[caption id="attachment_21170" align="alignnone" width="768"] The entry of Bisesero Genocide memorial centre in Karongi - former Kibuye prefecture. French soldiers, so-called peacekeepers abandoned the Tutsi to Interahamwe militia.[/caption] The United Nations General Assembly has officially designated 7 April as the International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. On Friday, the United Nations…
International
Rwanda: 5 Inmates On Life Sentence Released
January,21 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_20801" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Released on Parole. Pictured here were inmates at Muhanga prison. Five inmates on the list of 392 inmates that were released on parole were sentenced to life in jail[/caption] Hundreds of families are celebrating following the release of a big number of inmates. On Friday, January 19th, the president informed the…
National
Tags: Prisons
Isaka – Kigali Railway Construction for October 2018
January,20 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(2)

[caption id="attachment_20748" align="alignnone" width="963"] Proposed New Railway line(In red)[/caption] Tanzania and Rwanda have taken further step leading to the construction of a regional Standard Gauge Railway(SGR) which covers the central corridor with Burundi likely to be left behind in the project. Ministers responsible for transport from Rwanda and Tanzania met on Saturday to discuss implementation of the…
News, Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Tanzania Relations
18 Inmates Transit from Custody to High School
January,20 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_20721" align="alignnone" width="800"] The O-level students who passed national exams with excellence while behind bars[/caption] President Paul Kagame has granted mercy to 18 children who were serving their sentences in Nyagatare  Prison for displaying good behavior and passing national examinations with flyinh colors. According to examination results that were published by Ministry of Education…
National, News
UAE’s ‘Green Sheikh’ Explores Rwanda’s Tourism Opportunities
January,16 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_20612" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Jes Gruner(L) Director of Akagera Management Company welcomes Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al Nuaimi to the park on January 16th[/caption] His Highness(HH) Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al Nuaimi, commonly known as ‘Green Sheikh' and member of the Ajman Royal family of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is exploring opportunities in environment conservation and…
International, News, Uncategorized
Tags: Aviation
Kagame Receives Nicolas Sarkozy
January,15 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_20590" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Nicolas Sarkozy (Left) and President Paul Kagame[/caption] Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy and the latest high ranking French official to have visited Rwanda in the last 23 years is in Rwanda. “President Kagame receives former French President Nicolas Sarkozy at Urugwiro Village,” reads an official tweet from office of the president.…
International, News
Israel Asks France to Try Genocide Suspects
January,15 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_20587" align="alignnone" width="3216"] Mourners give a decent burrial to genocide against Tutsi victims[/caption] Israel, a country that saw more than Six million of its people perish in the holocaust has recommended France to put more efforts in tracking and bringing to court suspects of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi in Rwanda. France has offered…
International, News
Tags: Genocide Perpetrators
Pastor Lauds Kagame’s Love for Rwanda
January,14 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_20569" align="alignnone" width="2048"] Pastor Didier Habimana(Middle), his wife and Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente during the National Prayer Breakfast[/caption] A senior Pastor at Zion Temple church has used a strong metaphor to describe President Paul Kagame as a leader who has given it all to serve his nation. “Madame First Lady, while you live at…
National, News
Deal Done: Tanzania, Rwanda Agree to Build Standard Gauge Railway
January,14 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(7)

[caption id="attachment_20556" align="alignnone" width="840"] SGR construction is in progress on Tanzanian side[/caption] One of the outcomes of the visit of President Paul Kagame to Tanzania has been revealed; both countries have agreed to construct a standard gauge railway from Isaka in Tanzania to Kigali. Construction of the much-awaited railway of the central corridor which has…
News, Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Tanzania Relations
President Kagame in Tanzania for a Working Visit
January,14 2018 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_20548" align="alignnone" width="1024"] President Paul Kagame(L) greats his Tanzanian counterpart John Pombe Magufuli[/caption] President Paul Kagame has arrived in Tanzania for a 1 day working visit, the office of the President has said. Upon arrival at Julius Nyerere International Airport(JNIA) in Dar-es-Salam, Kagame was received by his Tanzanian counterpart Joseph John Pombe Magufuli. Kagame…
News, Regional, Uncategorized
Tags: Rwanda-Tanzania Relations
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