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COVID-19 Rwanda: Parents Allowed to Take All Children to Church Now
October,20 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Rwanda has made extra miles in the easing 0f COVID-19 preventive measures. Letest in a series is the authorization of parents to take all their children with them at church, unlike previously where only children of 6 years and above were allowed. “All children, accompanied with their parents or adults, are allowed to go to…
National
Tags: Coronavirus, Latestnews
Alex Kamuhire Is New Auditor General, ACP Muhisoni At Rwanda Correctional Services
October,14 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_71045" align="alignnone" width="564"] New Auditior General Alex Kamuhire[/caption] The cabinet meeting chaired by President Paul Kagame on October 13 has appointed  Alex Kamuhire as new auditor General replacing Obadiah Biraro. Biraro has been serving in this capacity of Auditor General since June 2011. [caption id="attachment_65721" align="alignnone" width="1080"] no-nonsense Obadiah Biraro has been serving as…
National
Tags: Cabinet, Latestnews
Global Toolbox For Dealing With Health, Security Threat Hardly Evolving-Kagame
October,12 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has said that despite past experience, the world has slowly evolved in dealing with heath and security threats. The president made this observation at the first fireside chat of the Global Security Forum hosted by the Soufan Center in Doha-Qatar, which he attended virtually. The president had examples at hand: "For example,…
International
Tags: Latestnews, President Paul Kagame
Prosecution Releases List of Defilement,Rape Convicts
October,12 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

The National Public Prosecution Authority (NPPA) has released a 31 page list of people who were definitely convicted over defilement and rape through the last two decades. Publication of the list refers to the Prime Minister's Order determining modalities in which government institutions prevent and respond to gender- based violence - The order is coded N°001/03…
National
Tags: Crimes, Latestnews
COVID-19: Rwanda Starts A New Vaccination Phase
October,11 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Twelve(12) upcountry districts of Rwanda will be the target in the COVID-19 vaccination phase that started on Monday. “We are embarking into another phase of COVID-19 vaccination with more than 1 million doses being deployed in 12 districts outside Kigali,” writes the Rwanda Biomedical Centre(RBC), the institution which is in charge of execution of the…
National
Tags: Coronavirus, Latestnews
US Deports Genocide Convict Oswald Rurangwa
October,07 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

The United States of America has today deported Oswald Rurangwa, a genocide convict who was sentenced in absentia by Gacaca jurisdiction twelve years ago. Rurangwa, native of Gisozi sector current Gasabo district in Kigali was a teacher during the Genocide committed against Tutsi which claimed more than a million Tutsi in 1994. He was notorious…
National
Tags: Genocide Perpetrators, Latestnews
COVID-19: Tests At Churches Return Negative Results
October,03 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Rwanda has yet produced another proof that the fight against COVID-19 is yielding fruits in public places. Rwanda Biomedical centre on Sunday conducted tests in churches where 655 churchgoers were tested against COVID-19 and all results obtained were negative. The tests were conducted at some big churches across the city including St. Michel Cathedral, Zion…
National
Tags: Latestnews, Rwanda Health
Second Hospital Closed in Kigali Over Poor Service
October,03 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70799" align="alignnone" width="702"] edical Business Company(MBC) Hospital[/caption] The Ministry of Health has closed indefinitely the Medical Business Company(MBC) Hospital located in Biryogo neighborhood-Nyarugenge district over substandard services and equipment. The closure follows an inspection of private hospitals in Kigali city which will expand to other provinces. The inspection intends to assess service delivery and…
National
Tags: Big-story, Rwanda Health
Rwanda: Authorized Churches Allowed to “Pray Without Ceasing” Again
October,03 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

The Ministry of Local Government(MINALOC) has allowed authorized churches to gather for fellowship services for as much as every day, provided observance of COVID-19 preventive measures. A short communication from MINALOC reads that the decision was taken after several requests from the Catholic Church and the Muslim community of Rwanda. "After receiving a request of…
National
Tags: Coronavirus, Latestnews
Lubumbashi Added to Rwandair’s Destinations
September,29 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70694" align="alignnone" width="2048"] Rwandair at Lubumbashi International Airport[/caption] Today marks a new milestone in the business of Rwanda's national carrier - Rwandair as the airline extends its wings to the mineral-rich city of Lubumbashi in Katanga province, Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC). "Our inaugural flight was welcomed by a water salute upon arrival at Lubumbashi,"…
Regional
Tags: Rwandair
Genocide Convict Theoneste Bagosora Dead
September,25 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Col Theoneste  Bagosora, a Genocide convict who was notorious for being the mastermind of the tragedy that cost life to more than one million innocent civilians during the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi in Rwanda has passed away at age 80, in Mali prison. The notorious planner of 'Apocalypse of the Tutsi', and member of Akazu…
National
Tags: Judiciary
Plastic Pollution: A Global Challenge, Rwanda Showing the Way Out
September,25 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Plastic pollution is increasing rapidly worldwide and its consequences on the environment becoming profound. To say the least, our planet is shocked. No wonder, the material(plastic) has changed the way we live and has many practical uses, yet the world is starting to drown in plastics, an issue which calls for action. Numbers may give…
Voices
Tags: Environment
President Kagame In Mozambique for A Working Visit
September,24 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70459" align="alignnone" width="872"] Upon arrival, President Kagame was received by his Mozambican counterpart President Filipe Nyusi[/caption] President Paul Kagame has arrived in Mozambique for a 2-day working visit where he is expected to meet his counterpart Filipe Nyusi among other meetings. On Saturday, President Kagame and his host will attend the National Army day.…
National
Tags: RDF Fight
UNGA: Kagame Commends Global Solidarity Against COVID-19
September,22 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_69805" align="alignnone" width="2560"] President Paul Kagame[/caption] President Paul Kagame, in his address to the 76th UN General Assembly(UNGA) has commended global solidarity in fighting against COVID-19 pandemic, despite some shortfalls. In his speech at the United Nations General assembly that is semi virtually going on in New York, the President said that COVID-19 pandemic…
International
Tags: President Paul Kagame
Rwanda: Bars Resume Business After 1.5-Year Closure
September,21 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

"Bars shall resume gradually. The Ministry of Trade Industry/RDB will provide detailed guidelines", is the sentence that was put in bold, on the bottom of the first page from cabinet communique this evening. The cabinet meeting chaired by President Paul Kagame this Tuesday at Village Urugwiro decided that bars should resume among other relaxation in…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
COVID-19: Vaccination Goes to Iwawa Island
September,16 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70152" align="alignnone" width="704"] First jab done. 20% of Iwawa rehab centre vaccinated[/caption] Rwanda has started vaccinating against COVID-19 the people that are being educated at Iwawa rehabilitation Centre, the island in Rutsiro district in the middle of Lake Kivu-Western Province of Rwanda. Two major islands of the lake namely Nkombo and Iwawa have several…
National
Tags: Rehabilitation
Rwandan Businessman Shot Dead In Mozambique
September,14 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

A Rwandan refugee and businessman in Mozambique Révocat Karemangingo was reportedly shot dead yesterday. The incident happened on September 13 and the authors are unknown. Karemangingo was heading to his Liberdate - Maputo home when two vehicles barred him the way. Cleophas Habiyaremye, the chairman of refugees in Mozambique  told BBC, that the assailants had…
International
Tags: Crimes
Five RDF Personnel Promoted to Colonel
September,10 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_69923" align="alignnone" width="1280"] Colonel Francis Regis Gatarayiha[/caption] President Paul Kagame in his Capacity of Commander in Chief of Rwanda Defence Force(RDF) has promoted five officers from the rank of Lieutenant Colonel to Colonel. Lieutenant Colonel Francis Regis Gatarayiha who is fresh from Rwanda Directorate of Immigration and Emmigration was promoted Colonel and appointed Head…
National
Tags: RDF
Bodies of Two Rwandan Citizen Killed in Uganda Handed over at Gatuna/Katuna Border
September,09 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Ugandan officials have this afternoon handed over two bodies of Rwandan citizens who were killed in Uganda recently. Bodies were handed over by Kabare district officials to Gicumbi district officials in Cyumba sector. Victims are two men including Theoneste Dusabimana 52, who hails from Kiriba village, Muhambo cell of Cyumba sector. He was allegedly killed…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
Kagame Says Threatening Rwandans An Official Policy in Uganda
September,06 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has said that while Uganda tried to threaten Rwandans in disguise, it has become obvious that the country has made it an official program to torture innocent Rwandans on its land. This is on top of other activities which may suggest that Uganda does not wish Rwanda well. During an interview at…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
The Idea to Start Vaccines Manufacturing Came Before COVID-19 Spread – Kagame
September,06 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_63325" align="alignnone" width="869"] COVID-19 vaccines supply[/caption] President Paul Kagame has said that process to start a center of vaccines manufacturing in Rwanda was not triggered by COVID-19 pandemic, but is part of self-sustainability and finding solutions for African problems. Rwanda, in recent days announced plans to start manufacturing vaccines. Latest development is a partnership…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Cabinet Approves Resumption of Elections
September,02 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_28297" align="alignnone" width="1600"] Counting of polls during the latest parliamentary elections. Rwanda resumes elections from grassroot institutions[/caption] The cabinet meeting that was chaired by President Paul Kagame at Village Urugwiro, September 1, has approved  a ministerial order announcing resumption of elections. In particular, cabinet members were also informed about the local government election calendar.…
National
Tags: Local Govt
Kagame Supports A Citizen Who Lost Cows from Criminals’ Attack
August,30 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_69488" align="alignnone" width="704"] Jean de Dieu Twagirayezu fi[/caption] In the night of August 27, an armed group believed to be members of terrorism organizations operating from Democratic Republic of Congo crossed to Rwanda in the area of Hehu cell, Bugeshi sector of Rubavu district. In this area of the border with the neighboring Goma…
National
Tags: President Paul Kagame
Strange, Recurrent Theft in Musanze District
August,29 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Security and local government officials are searching a person who stole the national flag in Rungu cell, Gataraga sector of Musanze district - Northern Province. The incident happened on August 28 morning when a security guard at the cell office was reported missing. "Apparently, he found that it won't be easy with him after the…
National
Tags: Crrimes
Singer Nsengiyumva- Igisupusupu Released on Bail in Defilement Case
August,26 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_37308" align="alignnone" width="640"] Francois Nsengiyumva a.k.a Igisupusupu[/caption] Nyagatare intermediate court today released on bail the Popular traditional folk-string instrument player and singer Francois Nsengiyumva,a.k.a ‘Igisupusupu’. The court ruled that the prosecution did not file strong incriminating evidence that would make him remanded. Nsengiyumva, the 44-year-old, who broke out on the music scene in December…
ShowBiz
Tags: Local Music
President Kagame In Germany for G20 Compact with Africa Summit
August,26 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_69379" align="alignnone" width="722"] President Paul Kagame at High Level summit of G20 CwA in 2019[/caption] President Kagame has arrived in Berlin, Germany where he will join Heads of State from various African countries for the G20 Compact with Africa Summit. Hosted by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the summit was launched in 2017 to promote…
International
Tags: President Paul Kagame
Father At 17, Engineer and Football Diehard – Meet Sadate Munyakazi X-David
August,24 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Forty years ago in Busoro town of Muyira commune, now Nyanza district, a son was born in a family of four and parents called him David Munyakazi. He grew up in this community and went successfully through education and when the time came to choose a university path, he went for Construction Engineering. But, way…
Society
Tags: Rwanda Football
In Suicide, Do Victims Want to Die? Psychologist Says “NO”
August,22 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_69256" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Dr. Jean Michel Iyamuremye, Psychologist Clinician[/caption] Memories are still fresh and worries vivid following two confirmed cases of suicide at Inkundamahoro, a multi-storied building in Nyabugogo suburb, Kigali. The two cases that were widely reported be it on social media and mainstream media of Kigali happened in two months and the…
National
Tags: Mental
French Ambassador Discusses Financing of Kigali Cable Car, Central Sewerage System
August,20 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

The newly appointed French Ambassador to Rwanda Antoine Anfre has today met with Rwanda's Minister of Infrastructure Amb. Claver Gatete to discuss key projects that will transform the capital of Kigali. [caption id="attachment_69191" align="alignnone" width="2048"] Min of Infrastruture Amb. Claver Gatete- L -and Amb. Antoine Anfre[/caption] According to the Ministry, Gatete, and Amb. Anfre discussed…
International
Tags: Rwanda-France Relations
Rwandans Deported from Uganda Test COVID-19 Positive On Arrival
August,20 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Uganda has extradited 26 Rwandans who have been detained at Matinda prison in Mbarara allegedly on illegal stay. On August 19 evening, 26 Rwandans including two toddlers were handed over to Rwandan migration and immigration officials at Kagitumba border. As per common practice, the arriving citizens were tested for COVID-19, and of them, 18 tested…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
Ruling in the Trial of Rusesabagina and Co. Due In One Month
August,20 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_63197" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Rusesabagina and his two lawyers Gatera Gashabana and Felix Rudakemwa stand in the dock.[/caption] The ruling in a trial involving Hotel Rwanda 'hero' Paul Rusesabagina and 22 co-accused has been postponed to September 20, 2021, the Court has decided. The prosecution accuses Rusesabagina and co-defendants to be part of the Mouvement…
International
Tags: Rusesabagina
COVID-19 Vaccine: Rwanda Receives 200,000 Doses from China
August,19 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Rwanda today received 200,000 doses of the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine with accompanying syringes, from The People's Republic of China.  The Ambassador of China to Rwanda, Rao Hongwei officially handed over the jabs to the Minister of Health, Dr. Daniel Ngamije on Thursday morning. "The donation is a valuable contribution to Rwanda's ongoing vaccination drive, targeting…
International
Tags: COVID-19 Vaccine
RDB Ends Speculations On Rwanda Arsenal Deal
August,18 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

The Rwanda Development Board(RDB) has clarified the state of the partnership between Rwanda and Arsenal which has been subject to speculation for a couple of days. "After a successful start to the 3-year partnership with Arsenal Football Club, the Rwanda Development Board decided in 2019 to renew the partnership, which was then announced on 14…
National
Tags: Tourism
Update: Man Who Committed Suicide at Inkundamahoro Had Mental Case – RIB
August,13 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68987" align="alignnone" width="699"] Rwanda Investigation Bureau(RIB) and police vehicles at Inkundamahoro building after the incident[/caption] The Rwanda Investigation Bureau(RIB) has confirmed the names of a person who committed suicide at Inkundamahoro building on Friday morning as being Emmanuel Twibanire. Twibanire was born in 1980. He was 41 years old. CCTV footage from the Inkundamahoro…
Society
Tags: Suicide
Citizens Respond Massively to COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign
August,13 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68984" align="alignnone" width="680"] Kirinda in Karongi district, citizen line up to get their jab[/caption] Rwanda has since this week launched a new mass vaccination exercise across the country which benefited several categories of people with a turnout that suggests that perception of the vaccine is positive. The mass vaccination came with flexibility whereby for…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Taking COVID-19 Vaccine, Not Lack of Trust In God, But Love to His People – Ap. Mignonne Kabera
August,13 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

All Gospel Today, a forum of renowned church leaders and gospel singers in Rwanda has joined Sindohoka, a national trending campaign to fight against more spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The campaign which was launched on August 11 cuts across communication platforms ranging from mainstream media to social media platforms and includes short messages, talk…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Community Uncover 160 Bodies of Genocide Victims In A Farmland
August,13 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68962" align="alignnone" width="703"] The community continue to retrieve the bodies from this farmland- The owner was handed to investigation body[/caption] It is still too early to predict when all the victims of the 1994 Gnocide committed against Tutsi will be accorded decent burial since perpetrators continue to conceal their whereabouts. In Ngororero District, Western…
National
Tags: Kwibuka27
Blackspot? Second Suicide Case at Inkundamahoro Building
August,13 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68954" align="alignnone" width="704"] Inkundamahoro building[/caption] An unknown man has allegedly taken his own life at Inkudamahoro, a multi-storied commercial building located in Nyabugogo, Kigali's busiest neighborhood. It was 11 AM when eyewitnesses saw a man clothed in a dark blue and white jacket and blue jeans jumping the building from the 5th floor. He…
National
Tags: Suicide
Cabinet Meeting: More Lockdown For Some, More Good News for Others
August,11 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Resolutions of the cabinet meeting that was convened by President Paul Kagame on Wednesday to decide the way forward on the prevention of COVID-19 spread were received with both hands today. The cabinet lifted total lockdown among 40 sectors where only essential services were allowed in the last two weeks. However, lockdown will continue for…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Rwanda: COVID-19 Vaccine Brought Door to Door for Citizens Aged 60+
August,10 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Rwanda's efforts to hamper the spread of COVID-19 are intensifying every other day and the latest progress may signify that the country would like to put even more emphasis on the most vulnerable categories. A communique from Rwanda Biomedical Centre(RBC) invited the general public to let it know citizens aged 60 years and above who…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
President Faustin-Archange Touadéra Concludes Visit to Rwanda
August,08 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68847" align="alignnone" width="800"] President Paul Kagame bidding farewell to CAR's President Faustin-Archange Touadéra[/caption] The President of Central Africa Republic(CAR) Faustin-Archange Touadéra has concluded his visit to Rwanda this Sunday. In the afternoon, the president was seen off by his host, President Paul Kagame at Kigali International Airport. During his visit which started on August…
National
Tags: Rwanda-CAR Relations
Rwandan, Burundian Border Communities Share A Drink On National Harvest Day
August,06 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68803" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Burundian delegation[/caption] Communities of Ruheru in Nyaruguru district-southern Rwanda and their counterparts of Kayanza of neighboring Burundi, today were joined by an abrupt conviviality which coincided with National Harvest Festival in Rwanda. Initially, the agenda of the day was the handover of seven Rwandan children aged between 12 and 18 years…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Burundi Relations
God Bless Them And Allow Them To Rest In Peace – President Suluhu At Kigali Genocide Memorial
August,03 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Tanzania's President Samia Hassan Suluhu who is in Rwanda for a two-day state visit has paid tribute to the victims of the 1994 Genocide committed against Tutsi where more than one million Tutsi were massacred in three consecutive months. On her first day of the visit, August 2, the president visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Tanzania Relations
Pictorial: President Paul Kagame Welcomes President Samia Hassan Suluhu at Village Urugwiro
August,02 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has welcomed his Tanzanian counterpart Samia Suluhu Hassan who is a-two day state visit to Rwanda in fanfare reception at Village Urugwiro, on Monday. After a tete-a-tete, the two officials will hold a joint press conference at Village Urugwiro. President Kagame will host his Tanzanian counterpart at a state dinner this evening.…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Tanzania Relations
Hapa Kazi Tu: Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Starts State Visit to Rwanda
August,02 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

President Samia Suluhu Hassan of Tanzania has arrived in Kigali for a 2-day state visit to Rwanda where she will meet her counterpart President Paul Kagame and the press. President of the Swahili-speaking nation Suluhu arrived via Air Tanzania whose Kiswahili motto-Hapa Kazi Tu- suggests that her government means hard work. She was received by…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Tanzania Relations
COVID-19 Lockdown Lifted, Public Transport Allowed
July,30 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

The cabinet chaired by President Paul Kagame on Friday lifted the COVID-19 total lockdown in Kigali and eight districts of the country where services, movements were on halt for the last 15 days. The districts include Burera, Gicumbi, Kamonyi, Musanze, Rubavu, Rutsiro, Rwamagana, and Nyagatare. Allowed business will resume since August 1st and among others,…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
COVID-19: Kagame Commends US’ Will to Join Africa’s Efforts Towards Vaccine Manufacturing
July,28 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has commended the United States for willing to join Africa's partners in efforts to manufacture local vaccine of COVID-19 amid a worrisome increase of new cases and fatalities on the continent. As of June 28, Africa had recorded 4.7 million new cases of COVID-19 cumulatively and the continent had already lost 113,…
International
Tags: President Paul Kagame
Mother At 18: She Writes O’Level Exams with A Dream to Become Great Engineer
July,20 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

"I happened to get early pregnancy and to give birth but I find no reason to surrender and fail to follow my dreams," says Aline Iranzi(not real name) at lunchtime on Tuesday. A journalist of kigalitoday.com our sister website met with the mother of a two-month-old baby at Gisozi high school. Iranzi who dreams to…
National
Tags: Education
COVID-19: New Cases Back to Three Digits
July,20 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68112" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Medical practitioner in a mass testing exercise in Kigali, July 18[/caption] The number of new COVID-19 cases in Rwanda has reduced to three digits after two consecutive days of exceptional hikes. On July 19, the country confirmed 913 new cases which brought the total COVID-19 cases to 58,235. Daily updates had…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
EXCLUSIVE: Rwanda Is Doing  Exactly What Modern Turkey Did To Develop  – Amb. Burcu Cevik
July,13 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67900" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Ambassador Burcu Cevik[/caption] Rwanda and Turkey's diplomatic relations are less than a decade old, but Burcu Cevik, the Ambassador of Turkey to Rwanda, has strong reasons to believe that both countries will keep strengthening ties for an indefinite time. The Envoy, with residence in Kigali, was appointed nearly three years ago,…
Special Reports
Tags: Turkey
Wasac Boss Dismissed
July,01 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67565" align="alignnone" width="876"] Alfred Byigero[/caption] The Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of Water and Sanitation Corporation(Wasac) which is in charge of water supply and billing in Rwanda has been dismissed. A communique from the Office of the Prime Minister tonight reads "Today 1st of July, Mr. Alfred Dusenge Byigero has been dismissed from the position of…
National
Tags: Latestnews
Radio Legend Mukeshabatware Dies
June,30 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67529" align="alignnone" width="636"] Dismas Mukeshabatware[/caption] Dismas Mukeshabatware, a household name in Rwanda has succumbed to illness aged 71, family has reported. Mukeshabatware was famous in radio publicity and drama with his unique voice and know-how in convincing the audience about products, places and services of his clients. Once a staff of Rwanda Broadcasting Agency,…
Obituaries
Tags: Latestnews
COVID-19: Public, Private Offices Closed, Schools Closed
June,29 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Rwanda has further toughened measures meant to prevent spread of COVID-19 pandemic whose latest wave is becoming worrisome. According to a communique issued by Prime Minister's office this afternoon, curfew has been extended whereby movements are prohibited between 6PM and 4 AM and business will close at 5 PM effective July 1 countrywide. For Kigali…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Vivo Energy Rwanda Sponsors Ten Students Through Imbuto Foundation
June,23 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Today, Vivo Energy Rwanda donated its annual contribution of Rwf 3 million, to sponsor ten brilliant secondary school students from vulnerable families. This contribution is part of a Memorandum of Understanding, signed with Imbuto Foundation five years ago, to support ten vulnerable young Rwandans through the ‘Edified Generation’ Scholarship Programme.  Mr. Saibou Coulibaly, Managing Director…
National
Tags: Latestnews
Movements Between Districts and Kigali Prohibited, Curfew Tightened
June,21 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

The cabinet meeting has tightened measures meant to curb more spread of COVID-19 which is in a much worrisome wave. Among others, the cabinet extended curfew hours from 7PM to 4 AM but businesses will close by 6PM effective June 23. The cabinet prohibited movements between districts and other provinces with Kigali, the capital city,…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
John Bosco Kalisa Appointed CEO, East African Business Council
June,21 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

The Board of the East African Business Council (EABC) has appointed Mr. John Bosco Kalisa as new Executive Director /CEO. Mr Kalisa is an expert in international trade policy and law and economics who has extensive knowledge in promoting private sector development. Kalisa replaces Kenyan Peter Mathuki who was  a"ppointed Secretary-General of the East African…
Economy
Tags: Latestnews
Motorcyclist In Awful Transport of A Baby Arrested, Mother Wanted
June,19 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

The rider in this social media photo has been arrested while the female passenger is on the run. On Sunday, June 13, 2021, Vedaste Nzayisenga, a moto-taxi rider from Huye city got a female client at the city taxi park towards 4 PM. The woman, heading to a village sector of Gishamvu was carrying her…
National
Tags: Police
Kagame Promotes Four Senior Officers to Colonel, One Appointed
June,18 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67168" align="alignleft" width="261"] Promoted to Colonel: Lieutenant Colonel Callixte Kalisa[/caption] President Paul Kagame in his capacity of Commander in Chief of Rwanda Defence Force(RDF) has promoted four officers from the rank of Lieutenant Colonel to Colonel. Lieutenant Colonel JP Nyirubutama was appointed Colonel who was also appointed Deputy Secretary-General of National Intelligence and Security…
National
Tags: RDF
Prosecution Seeks 20-Year Sentence For A Man Who Pleaded Guilty of FLN Attacks
June,18 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67158" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Ntibiramira (R) before court[/caption] On the third day, the Prosecution continues to conclude cases involving Paul Rusesabagina and 20 co-accused who are alleged to be behind terror activities that killed innocent civilians and made several damages in Rwanda in different years. On June 17, the prosecution requested the court to hand…
National
Tags: Rusesabagina
National Road Championships Postponed 
June,18 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

The 2021 national road championships have been postponed indefinitely due to the resurgence of COVID-19 cases in the country. The two-day event was supposed to see the junior, under-23, elite men and women’s races taking place this weekend with individual time trial races on Saturday and road races on Sunday. The national road championships were…
Sports
Tags: Latestnews
Zambia’s Former President Kenneth Kaunda Dies Aged 97
June,17 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Former President of Zambia Kenneth Kaunda, who ruled Zambia from 1964 to 1991, has died at military hospital in Lusaka, following pneumonia complications. “I am sad to inform [members] we have lost Mzee [the old man]. Let’s pray for him,” Kaunda’s son Kambarage is quoted as saying on the late president’s Facebook page on Thursday.…
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Prosecution Prays for Life Sentence Against MRCD-FLN President Rusesabagina
June,17 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

The prosecution has requested the special chamber of High court for International and Cross border crimes to hand Paul Rusesabagina a Life sentence, the highest in Rwandan law in a trial where he is accused to have committed nine crimes. Eight of the crimes in Rusesabagina's file are terror-related while another one is the creation…
International
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Cabinet Approves French Ambassador to Rwanda, Gashumba, Shyaka Bounce Back
June,12 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_37705" align="alignnone" width="800"] Dr. Diane Gashumba[/caption] The cabinet meeting this evening appointed the agreement for the appointment of Antoine Anfre, the Ambassador to represent France in Rwanda, with residence in Kigali. This step is reached two weeks after French President Emmanuel Macron visited Rwanda to write a new page of the bilateral relations. Similarly,…
National
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COVID-19: Rwandair Suspends Flights to Kampala
June,11 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Rwanda's National carrier - Rwandair has announced the suspension of its flights to Entebbe in Uganda's capital city of Kampala effective June 10. The announcement reads that it is "due to the surge in COVID-19 cases in Uganda." Uganda, the country on the Northern side of Rwanda declared severe measures to maintain the spread of…
Companies
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Are We Living An Era of Indiscipline At School?
June,08 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_66823" align="alignleft" width="500"] Félicien Habarurema, a teacher who was wounded by students[/caption] On June 5, 2021 in Nyabihu district, Western province students entered Rega High school compound while drunk and started throwing stones on the class roof as one teacher Félicien Habarurema was in Senior two classroom conducting a mathematics lesson. Habarurema got out of class…
National
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School Girl Advocates For Mother Against Abusive Father, Becomes Parliamentary Speaker, Women’s Advocate
June,06 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Fifty-nine years ago, a baby girl was born in a family of sixteen children in former Masango Commune, current Ruhango District - Southern Province in an era when polygamy was common trend. Parents called her Rose Mukantabana. She grew up in a climate of gender based violence where a woman was neglected and her education,…
Special Reports
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Maj. Gen. Mubarakh Muganga Promoted to Lt. Gen. as President Kagame Shuffles Army Top Brass
June,04 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_66707" align="alignnone" width="900"] Lieutenant General Mubarakh Muganga[/caption] President Paul Kagame who is also the Commander in Chief of Rwanda Defence Force has promoted Major General Mubarakh Muganga to Lieutenant General. The President subsequently appointed the General to the post of Army Chief of Staff. Lieutenant General Jean Jacques Mupenzi was also appointed Airforce Chief…
National
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Kigali: Nyakabanda Residents Express Concern About A Neighbor from Belgium
June,03 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_66650" align="alignnone" width="1764"] Ujeneza and daughter[/caption] Residents of Nyabanda Cell, Carière Village located in Nyakabanda Sector of Nyarugenge District have been in a dilemma on how to handle a neighbor who settled in their suburb right from Belgium a couple of years ago. On a date the neighbors fail to recall, Ujeneza Marie Aurore,…
Society
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Cabinet Okays Traditional Weddings
June,01 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

The cabinet meeting chaired by President Paul Kagame on May 31 has taken the long-overdue decision to allow traditional weddings and related receptions to take place. For nearly one and a half years, no traditional wedding was allowed in Rwanda; it has been restricted as part of prevention of more spread of COVID-19 pandemic in…
National
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Victims of Nyiragongo Eruption Get Relief Support
May,31 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_66520" align="alignnone" width="698"] Action Aid Staff handing over their support to families affected by Nyiragongo[/caption] Communities that were affected by Nyiragongo Volcano eruption in Rubavu, Western Province of Rwanda woke up to good news today; the government and its partners have provided them with basic needs pending rehabilitation of their houses. Nyiragongo, the volcano…
National
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Macron Acknowledges Responsibility of France in Genocide Against Tutsi, Apologizes
May,27 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_66403" align="alignnone" width="800"] Emmanuel Macron, French President a Kigali Genocide memorial, May 27[/caption] "At the same time, with humility and respect, by your side, today, I have come to acknowledge the extent of our responsibilities," said French President during a speech he delivered in his mother tongue - French after paying tribute to Genocide…
International
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Macron To Pay Tribute to Genocide Victims Upon Arrival in Rwanda Tomorrow
May,26 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_66008" align="alignnone" width="1024"] President Kagame(L) and Macron this month in Paris[/caption] As earlier confirmed, French President Emmanuel Macron will conduct an official visit to Rwanda between May 27-29, an event that is expected to write a new page in bilateral cooperation. The Élysée expects this visit to be the last stage towards normalization of…
International
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Rubavu Rattled by Multiple Earthquakes Following Nyiragongo Eruptions
May,24 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Eight thousand (8000) Congolese citizens who had fled to Rwanda following the eruption of Nyiragongo volcano located at dozens of Kilometers from Goma city - Eastern Province on Saturday returned home this Sunday when the lava stopped. Nyiragongo's eruption, the second in the last 19 years started on Saturday-May 22, 2021 for a matter of…
Regional
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Rwanda Opens Borders To Receive Influx of Congolese Citizens Fleeing Volcanic Eruption
May,23 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Rwanda has opened its border to receive an influx of displaced citizen of Goma city in the Eastern Part of the Democratic Republic of Congo bordering with Rubavu in Rwanda fleeing the eruption of the Nyiragongo volcano. The volcano started its eruption activity last evening around 7PM with lava allegedly descending to the Nothern Kivu…
Regional
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Kagame Inaugurates “President Paul Kagame Auditorium” In France
May,19 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_66060" align="alignnone" width="1500"] President Paul Kagame Auditorium in France[/caption] This afternoon in Strasbourg, President Kagame is inaugurating the President Paul Kagame auditorium at Ircad France, the Research Institute against Digestive Cancer, founded by Professor Jacques Marescaux, Urugwiro communications has said. Created in 1994, Ircad France has the reputation of being the world’s leader in…
International
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Bugesera International Airport Completion Due Next Year
May,19 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_20675" align="alignnone" width="813"] Part of an artistic impression of Bugesera Airport.[/caption] Construction of Bugesera International Airport(BIA) in Eastern Rwanda will be completed by December 2022, the Minister of Infrastructure has told the media. Minister Amb. Claver Gatete on Tuesday said that construction activities of the $ 1.3 billion airport was hampered by the COVID-19…
Economy
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Macron to Visit Rwanda This Month
May,19 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_66007" align="alignnone" width="1024"] President Paul Kagame(L) and his French Counterpart Emmanuel Macron this week in Paris[/caption] French President Emmanuel Macron has confirmed that he is planning his first visit to Rwanda towards the end of this month. "I confirm I am going to Rwanda at the end of the month. The visit will be…
International
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Give Me A Chance to Teach My Students, Raise My Children – Kidney Patient
May,18 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="700"] Munezero Jean[/caption] Since 2017, Munezero Jean, a trainer at ESTB, a technical and vocational school in Musanze district, Northern Province has never missed a single week without visiting the African Health Care Network, a clinic in Rubavu district, Western Province for a dialysis due to kidney failure. For the three sessions…
National
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Four Young Ladies Launch Battle Against Quality of Education Divide  
May,17 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_65932" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Children follow extra-curriculum courses at Malayika Community Centre[/caption] In 2018, Umutoniwase Noella, a young lady in her 20s was discussing with a friend who told her: “You said you are so much interested in community centered projects; a good friend of mine is looking for partners like you.” The friend shed…
Society
Tags: Education
Kagame In France for Conference On Sudan, African Economies
May,16 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_65891" align="alignnone" width="2048"] President Kagame during bilateral talks with his French counterpart President Emmanuel Macron who received him at Palais de l’Élysée in Paris, France, May 2018[/caption] President Paul Kagame has arrived in Paris to attend the International Conference on Sudan and the Summit on Financing African Economies, the office of the president has…
International
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The Day They Killed Us! A Survivor’s Tale of Persecution
May,15 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_65826" align="alignnone" width="756"] Athanase Nsengumuremyi[/caption] “None ever sent believers to kill the Tutsi during the Genocide in the name of the church. Churches preached tolerance and love of the neighbor, not hatred,” is always an answer a church leader will give when it is said that church A or B participated in the 1994…
Special Reports
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President Kagame Promotes RDF Personnel, Appoints Attachés
May,12 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_65729" align="alignnone" width="799"] Parade at the Cadet officers during pass out early this month[/caption] President Paul Kagame who is also Commander in Chief of the Rwanda Defence Force(RDF) has promoted and appointed several personnel in the force. Brigadier General Joseph Demali was appointed Defence Attaché to Turkey, while Lieutenant Colonel Stanislas Gashugi was promoted to…
National
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Landslide Leaves 100 Families Homeless In Western Rwanda
May,11 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Families in Kagarama and Buhembe village of Bushekeri sector of Nyamasheke-Eastern Rwanda woke up to bad news on May 9 when their land started moving. Before they knew what the curse this was, some houses were also carried and the disaster persisted to leave hundreds homeless. According to Nyamasheke district officials, 631 people included in…
National
Tags: Environment
Ruhengeri Hospital Sends Condolences to Bereaved Families In Unusual Neonatal Deaths
May,11 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Ruhengeri referral hospital has presented utmost condolences to grieving families who lost their babies in unusual neonatal deaths nearly two months ago. According to an official statement released this afternoon by the hospital located in Musanze district, Northern Province, the hospital recorded 19 death cases in a period of four weeks of March and the…
National
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Mother’s Day: Rwandan Community Sends Best Wishes to Mothers
May,09 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_65633" align="alignnone" width="680"] The First Lady Jeannette Kagame and her grandchild-a photo by First Daughter Ange Kagame[/caption] The world is today celebrating Mother's Day. The day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in…
Society
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CHOGM 2021 Kigali Postponed Again
May,07 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_49876" align="alignnone" width="1400"] Kigali Convention Centre, the CHOGM 2021 main venue[/caption] The Commonwealth Heads of Government Summit(CHOGM) that was scheduled to take place in Kigali next month has been postponed for the second time. Commonwealth Secretariat, in Agreement with Rwanda, took the decision following a hike in number of COVID-19 new cases and related…
International
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Rwanda: Curfew Hours Reduced, Passengers from India for 7-Day Quarantine
May,05 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_65534" align="alignnone" width="1024"] President Paul Kagame(middle) chairing the cabinet meeting- Dr. Edouard Ngirente and Dr. Vincent Biruta, Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs at his left and right respectively[/caption] The cabinet meeting has put in place restrictions on passengers arriving from India following unusual increase of COVID-19 cases in the Asian country recently.…
National
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Tour du Rwanda Off To The Land of Gorillas
May,05 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

It is day four of Tour du Rwanda, the continental cycling competition at grade 2.1 that has been taking place in the country of a thousand hills - Rwanda - for the last 13 years. By A thousand hills, the name means it all-Rwanda is also referred to as Switzerland of Africa, and indeed, it…
Sports
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Tour du Rwanda Stage 3: From Ancient to Modern Rwanda Historical Sites
May,04 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

 The third stage of Tour du Rwanda, the 2.1 continental cycling competition that Rwanda has hosted for the last 13 years has today placed both its Starting and Finishing lines at the historical sites of the country. The team this morning rode from Nyanza to Gicumbi, a 171.6km stage. Nyanza in the Southern province is…
Sports
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Husband Fell Sick After Honeymoon, Wife Still Carrying Him 12 Years Later
May,02 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

 It could be the true, unconditional love that the bible says, also called Agapao love according to Bible commentaries. Twelve years ago, Alexis Tuyisenge and Nyirabariyanga Beatrice from Gasizi cell, Gahunga sector of Burera district wrapped up their dating period and said I do, expecting to live heavenly on earth. A couple of months after…
Society
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Tour du Rwanda: Spectators Follow Riders Through Kigali – Rwamagana Landscape
May,02 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

The 13th edition of Tour du Rwanda cycling competition has started this morning with riders showing what they do best in the Kigali-Rwamagana return trip, 115.6km. The race is normally held in February but delays brought about by the covid-19 pandemic means that race is scheduled to run from May 2-9 Among the teams that…
Sports
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Tour du Rwanda In The Time Of Covid-19
May,02 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

It is that time of year once again, when the entire nation comes out to cheer groups of young men in lycra shorts, riding high tech bicycles, at speeds that would discourage the average hungry cheetah from giving chase.   Yes, Tour du Rwanda 2021, kicks off today. By the time you finish your breakfast, the…
Sports
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COVID-19: Rwandair Suspends Flights to Mumbai
May,01 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Rwanda's national carrier Rwandair has temporarily suspended its flights to Mumbai - India following the unusual increase of COVID-19 cases in the vast Asian country. "Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases across India, Rwandair announces the suspension of its flights to Mumbai effective May 1, 2021, until further notice," an announcement issued by Rwandair…
Companies
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Meet the Youth Who Volunteer to Stand Between Us and COVID-19
April,26 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_65160" align="alignnone" width="799"] The Youth volunteers during a briefing[/caption] “I volunteer from the heart. Being indefatigable (Inkotanyi) runs in my blood. I shall work for my country for as long as I have the energy, until the youth after me can take over from where I left off,” says Janet Umutesi, a youth volunteer…
Special Reports
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Rwanda’s Story of Tracking Genocide Suspects By a Man Who Witnessed A Humble Beginning
April,21 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_65045" align="aligncenter" width="569"] Former Nyarugenge Prison mostly known as 'Dix Neuf Cent Trente' - named after its inauguration date(1930)[/caption] An eye witness narrates that in the wake of the 1994 Genocide committed against Tutsi - 27 years ago,  even hills were informed that something awful had befallen the country. “The beautiful hills of the…
Special Reports
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Kagame Sends A Message of Condolence to the People of Chad
April,21 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has sent a message of condolence to the people of Chad following the death of their president Idris Déby Itno who died while defending his country against rebels' invasion according to news from Chad. "My sincere condolences to the people of Chad and the bereaved family for the passing of President Idris…
International
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Chad President Idriss Deby Dies
April,20 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

President Idriss Deby of Chad has died of injuries suffered on the frontline in the Northern part of his country, where he had gone to visit soldiers battling rebels, aarmy spokesman said on Tuesday. Deby, 68, “has just breathed his last defending the sovereign nation on the battlefield” over the weekend, army spokesman General Azem…
Obituaries
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President Kagame in Luanda- Angola for ICGLR Mini Summit
April,20 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has arrived in Luanda, Angola where he is expected to attend the Second International Conference on the Great Lakes Region(ICGLR) Mini-Summit on the political and security situation in the Central African Republic in the afternoon. Ahead of the meeting, President Kagame is meeting  the host President João Lourenço who is also the…
Regional
Tags: Big-story
Cabinet Meeting: DCG Marizamunda Appointed Commissioner General, Rwanda Correctional Service
April,15 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_64859" align="alignnone" width="635"] Top Down from Left: Juvenal Marizamunda. Jean Bosco Rushingabigwi, Head of Department for Media Sector Coordination at RGB, Ujeneza Jeanne Chantal, Fred Mufulukye[/caption] The cabinet meeting held on April 14 has appointed Deputy Commissioner-General(DCG) Juvenal Marizamunda as Commissioner General of Rwanda Correctional Service(RCS). [caption id="attachment_64863" align="alignnone" width="1080"] President Paul Kagame at…
National
Tags: Cabinet
How A Stranger Trashed Teenager’s Dream to Become A Policewoman
April,05 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Five years ago, Janvière Uwimana (not real name) from Nyaruguru district traveled to Kigali to pay a visit to her relatives and this was not the first time. She was 17 years old then. One fateful morning, the family sent her for some shopping at an adjacent kiosk when a man called her while on…
Society
Tags: Big-story
Easter Sunday: Jesus Died and Rose Again But World Remains In Uncertainties
April,04 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_64546" align="alignnone" width="758"] Children flock to Pope Francis during Good Friday service. Photo CNN[/caption] The world has today celebrated Easter Sunday, the resurrection of Jesus Christ after crucifixion at Calvary by the Romans on Holy Friday nearly two millenniums ago. More than 1.3 billion Christians from the catholic church are joined by millions of…
Society
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No Parties or Home Visits- Officials Warn Against a Possible COVID-19 Surge in Easter Festivities
March,30 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_64404" align="alignnone" width="680"] L-R: Minister of Education Uwamariya Valentine, Minister of Health Dr. Daniel Ngamije, Minister of Local Government Jean Marie Vianney Gatabazi and Police spokesperson CP John Bosco Kabera[/caption] Cabinet members have warned the general public that the Easter holidays will call for even more vigilance to sustain the fight against COVID-19, otherwise,…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
COVID-19: Rwanda Reviews Curfew Hours, Movement Restrictions
March,29 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Three districts of the country have seen movement prohibition removed while six others saw curfew hours extended as Rwanda continues to intensify fight against COVID-19 pandemic. According to Prime Minister's communique that was issued this afternoon, movements to/from Bugesera, Nyanza and Gisagara districts are allowed. The three districts were placed in quarantine by order of…
National
Tags: Coronavirus, Latestnews
Platini and Olivia Tie the Knot
March,28 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Former Dream Boyz member Nemeye Platini and Olivia Ingabire last evening completed their dream to live together as one body, thus fulfilling the Word of God in Mark 10:9 that "Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate." The wedding ceremony took place at Landmark Hotel located in Kagugu, Gasabo district last evening,…
ShowBiz
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Serve the People’s Interests, Not Yours – Kagame Reminds New Ministers 
March,19 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_64021" align="alignnone" width="1600"] Front: President Paul Kagame surrounded by Minister of Trade and Industry Beata Habyarimana and Minister of Local Government Jean Marie Vianney Gatabazi and Back from Left: Prime Minister Dr. Edouard Ngirente, Chief Justice Dr. Faustin Habiryayo Speaker of the Lower Chamber Donatille Mukabarisa and Senate President Augustin Iyamuremye at the swearing-in…
National
Tags: Latestnews, President Paul Kagame
The King of Bread From Huye ‘Chez’ Venant Passes On
March,18 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Venant Kabandana, a man who came to fame following a popular bakery brand 'Chez Venant' from Huye district then Kigali has passed on after battling an illness for a couple of weeks. The news of his death this morning was received with shock by family, friends, and the business community who know Kabandana as a…
Obituaries
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Approved
March,17 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_63887" align="alignnone" width="600"] Dancilla Nyirarugero[/caption] The Senate has today approved senior officials that were appointed by the Head of State two days ago after a report from the Senate Political and Governance Commission confirmed that they fulfill requirements for their respective positions and related responsibilities. Approved were three provincial governors and one deputy Ombudsman.…
National
Tags: Latestnews, Rwanda Parliament
Dancilla Nyirarugero: She Slept A Teacher, Woke Up A Governor
March,16 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_63884" align="alignnone" width="600"] Dancilla Nyirarugero[/caption] We all know little or nothing about the emotions of an official who learned the good news of a new appointment from the Head of State until the person offers to share their testimony. In the case of Dancilla Nyirarugero 51, a mother of four who was appointed the…
National
Tags: Cabinet, Latestnews
Gatabazi Appointed Minister of Local Government, Beata Habyarimana – Minicom
March,16 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_63850" align="alignleft" width="400"] Minister Beata Habyarimana[/caption] President Paul Kagame has appointed Jean Marie Vianney Gatabazi as Minister of Local Governmenr (MINALOC) replacing Prof. Anastase Shyaka who has been at the Ministry for the last two years. Until his appointment, Gatabazi was governor of the Northern Province. To this post, Kagame appointed Dancilla Nyirarugero who…
National
Tags: Cabinet, Latestnews
Cabinet Reopens Movement Between Districts with Some Exceptions
March,16 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

The cabinet meeting chaired by President Paul Kagame today relaxed some measures meant to fight against COVID-19 by allowing more flow of business across the country, but three districts will wait for at least two more weeks to fit in the national context. Most anticipated was the reopening of movements between districts and provinces with…
National
Tags: Coronavirus, Latestnews
Life In Inyarurembo ‘Village’, Rwanda’s Commercial Hub
March,15 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_50229" align="alignnone" width="1080"] CHIC building and its parking yard[/caption] Kigali keeps growing, semi retailers from across the country continue to flock into the capital city to shop for their home towns according to demand in new fashions, equipment, industrial food and name it. Everything grows from the hub, Inyarurembo administrative village, a neighborhood of…
Special Reports
Tags: City Of Kigali, Latestnews
FLN’s Nsabimana Reaffirms Claims of Zambian Support in Rusesabagina Terror Trial
March,12 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_63738" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Callixte Nsabimana and his lawyer Moise Nkundabarashe[/caption] Nsabimana Callixte, co-accused in a terror trial also involving Paul Rusesabagina and 19 other terror suspects who are alleged to have c0mmitted crimes on Rwandan soil including killing civilians has made several revelations on source of funding of their terror activities. Nsabimana was spokesperson of…
National
Tags: Latestnews, Rusesabagina
When Shall We Get Justice? Civil Parties In Rusesabagina Trial Ask Court
March,12 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_63722" align="alignnone" width="770"] The car of Kivu executive secretary that was torched by terror group in Nyaruguru, Rusesabagina and co-accused are allegedly linked to this[/caption] Civil parties in a trial involving Hotel Rwanda "hero" Paul Rusesabagina and 20 co-accused have requested the high court chamber for international and crossborder crimes to have the trial…
National
Tags: Latestnews, Rusesabagina
Rusesabagina Requests Six More Months to Prepare Trial
March,12 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

FLN trial involving Paul Rusesabagina and 20 co-accused has resumed this morning with more request from one defendant to have it postponed for another six months. Yesterday, the trial was postponed following the absence of his lawyer Felix Rudakemwa and other lawyers. While the trial was set to start in substance, Rudakemwa's defence requested to…
National
Tags: Latestnews, Rusesabagina
Family Seeks Treatment Support for Rare Disease of 12-Year-Old Daughter
March,11 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Twelve years ago, Esperance  Bampirineza and Deogratias Hagumirema from Kigeyo sector, Rutsiro district in the Western province of Rwanda gave birth to their last born, a baby girl, and called her Divine Imanifashe, like to mean "May the Lord help a Divine daughter of ours." They planned how to raise her within their means, but…
Society
Tags: Latestnews
Court Finds Rusesabagina’s Objection Around His Arrest Baseless
March,10 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_63387" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Rusesabagina and his lawyer Felix Rudakemwa in court-March 5[/caption] The High Court chamber for International and Crossborder Crimes has found an objection of Hotel Rwanda 'Hero' Paul Rusesabagina around his arrest groundless. Rusesabagina is in court over crimes that were committed on Rwandan soil with 20 co-accused. He is suspected to…
National
Tags: Latestnews, Rusesabagina
Idamange Denied Bail
March,09 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_63366" align="alignnone" width="1057"] Idamange, middle, with her lawyers in the virtual hearing, March 4[/caption] Gasabo Primary court has this afternoon denied bail to Idamange Yvonne Iryamugwiza, a Rwandan woman from Gasabo, Kimironko in Kigali city who is in court over six charges related to a series of Youtube videos she published on her channel…
National
Tags: Genocide
COVID-19 Rwanda: Vaccination Kicks Off In Prisons
March,09 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

The COVID-19 vaccination campaign has moved to Rwandan correctional facilities with same target of starting with people who have underlying health conditions. On Tuesday, the vaccination team started with Nyarugenge prison, commonly known as Mageragere. The Rwanda Correctional Service(RCS) said that priority group include the elderly from 60 years onward and vulnerable groups whose health…
National
Tags: Big-story, Coronavirus
Charles Michel, Louise Mushikiwabo Meet President Kagame
March,07 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_63479" align="alignnone" width="1600"] L-R: EU envoy to Rwanda Nicola Bellomo, MP Chrysoula Zacharopoulou, European Council president Charles Michel, President Paul Kagame, OIF's Louise Mushikiwabo and Rwanda's Foreign Minister Vincent Biruta[/caption] President Paul Kagame has received two representatives of International organizations namely Charles Michel, President of the European Council and Rwanda's Louise Mushikiwabo, Secretary-General of…
International
Tags: Coronavirus, Latestnews
Rusesabagina Facilitated His Own Arrest – Prosecution Witness
March,05 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_63409" align="alignnone" width="679"] Bishop Niwemwungere Constantin before court today[/caption] The Prosecution witness in the case involving Hotel Rwanda 'hero' Paul Rusesabagina and 20 co-accused has said that Rusesabagina facilitated his own arrest to a great extent. Bishop Constantin Niyomwungere was heard by the High Court Chamber of International and Cross Border Crimes of Nyanza…
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Rusesabagina Resists Hearing A Witness from Prosecution
March,05 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Paul Rusesabagina, a defendant in FLN, MRCD case involving more than 20 suspects accused of having committed several crimes including forming armed groups, attacks, and killings conducted on Rwandan soil has resisted the request of the prosecution to have a witness heard by the court. On Friday, the prosecution tabled a request before court to…
National
Tags: Latestnews, Rusesabagina
COVID-19 Rwanda: Vaccination Kicks Off Countrywide
March,05 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Rwanda has kicked off COVID-19 vaccination with high-risk categories including medical personnel, local leaders and religious leaders among others. The country, on March 3 received more than 300,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines from COVAX initiative which was started by World Health Organisation(WHO) to encourage equitable distribution of the vaccines. Kigali Today reporters who attended the…
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Tags: Coronavirus
Rusesabagina Requests Five Days to Review Prosecution’s Submission On His Objection
March,05 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

The hearing in Hotel Rwanda ‘Hero’ Rusesabagina and 20 co-accused in the MRCD-FLN trial has resumed at High Court Chamber for International & Cross-border crimes has resumed today with Rusesabagina asking and defence team asking to have time to read the response of prosecution on his objection. During the previous hearing, Rusesabagina and his defence…
National
Tags: Latestnews, Rusesabagina
Good News to see COVID-19 Vaccines Arrive in Africa – President Kagame
March,03 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has expressed satisfaction that finally, Africa has got access to COVID-19 vaccines. The first batch of 240,000 doses of the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine arrived in Kigali on Wednesday morning aboard a Qatar Airways flight. The second shipment of 102,960 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, also from the COVAX facility is expected to arrive…
International
Tags: Big-story, Coronavirus
Senate Approves Senior Education Officials
March,02 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_63285" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Dr. Nelson Mbarushimana[/caption] The Rwanda Senate has today approved two senior education officials who were appointed by the cabinet on February 19. Approved are heads of newly formed education institutions including; Dr. Nelson Mbarushimana, Director-General of Rwanda Basic Education Board and Bernard Bahati, Director General of National Examination and School Inspection…
National
Tags: Education, Latestnews
EAC’s New Members: DRC under Review, Somalia Review Soon
February,27 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

The 21 Ordinary Session of the East African Community General Assembly has noted the progress in addmission of new member states' application including Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC) and South Sudan. The summit considered DRC's application to join the community and directed the council to expedite the verification procedures to ascertain whether the country meets all…
Regional
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Peter Mathuki Takes over from Burundian Mfumukeko As EAC Secretary General
February,27 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Politician and legislator Dr. Peter Mathuki from the Republic of Kenya has taken over as Secretary-General of the East African Community(EAC). Mathuki was appointed at the 21st ordinary assembly of the EAC which was held virtually, chaired by outgoing chairperson President Paul Kagame. The next Secretary General who will serve a 5 year no renewable…
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Row Over Staff Savings Scheme Rocks UNILAK
February,25 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_63154" align="alignnone" width="998"] UNILAK[/caption] As schools were reopening in Kigali, February 23, the University Of Lay Adventists Of Kigali (UNILAK) convened a meeting where staff gathered at their respective campuses of Nyanza, Rwamagana, and Kigali, the mother campus. The meeting started around lunchtime convened by one Turyahebwa Robert, the representative of Staff Syndicate at…
Special Reports
Tags: Big-story, Education
How Mastercard Foundation Supports Rwanda’s Ambitious Technology in Education
February,23 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_63116" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Min. of State Gaspard Twagirayezu, Mineduc[/caption] Mastercard Foundation, the Ministry of Education (Mineduc) and Rwanda Private Sector Federation-ICT chamber have explained the country’s drive in education technology. In EdTech Monday Rwanda, a program that will be aired every last Monday of the month at KT Radio, the three partners in education…
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Cabinet Appoints Senior Officials in the Newly Formed Education Institutions
February,20 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_63056" align="alignnone" width="774"] Top-down from left: Dr, Bernard Bahati, Dr. Nelson Mbarushimana, Dr. Alphonse Sebaganwa, Dr. Sylvie Mucyo[/caption] The cabinet meeting on February 19 made several appointments that largely catered for newly formed education boards. In the newly formed National Examination and School Inspection Authority, Dr Bernard Bahati is Director-General. Bahati was appointed with…
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Cabinet Reopens Schools, Churches and More Businesses on Several Conditions
February,20 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_21892" align="alignnone" width="1500"] A student shows a message at Kigali Greater Heights School. Schools in Kigali were closed since January 18[/caption] The cabinet chaired by President Paul Kagame on 19 February allowed more businesses to resume partly or fully effective February 23, on condition that they all observe all measures put in place to…
National
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Who is Who in the Rusesabagina, Nsabimana and Co. Trial?
February,18 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_62951" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Rusesabagina and his lawyer Gatera Gashabana while in court, February 17,2021. Photo Plaisir Muzogeye[/caption] The trial involving terror suspect Paul Rusesabagina, Callixte Nsabimana, Herman Nsengimana and 18 co-accused, all linked to the Rwanda Movement for Democratic Change (MRCD and its armed wing National Liberation Front (FLN), kicked off on February 17…
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President Tshisekedi Names New Prime Minister
February,15 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Democratic Republic of Congo's President Felix Antoine Tshisekedi has named Mr. Sama Lukonde Kyenge 43, new Prime Minister to lead the next Government of Sacred National Union. At his relatively youthful age, Kyenge is however not new in DRC's political arena; he served his country as Member of Parliament, Minister of Youth and Sports, and…
Regional
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COVID-19: Rwanda Starts Vaccination with High-risk Groups
February,14 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_61862" align="alignnone" width="992"] Rwanda has installed storage facilities for the COVID-19 vaccines in readiness to receive the first batch. Photos/RBA[/caption] The first batch of Rwandan citizens has already got the COVID-19 vaccine. According to Rwanda's Ministry of Health's communique that was tweeted on Sunday, the country has started the COVID-19 national vaccination programme with…
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Landslide Makes Kivu Belt Road Inaccessible
February,12 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Transport was at a standstill today in a part of Rwanda’s Western province following a landslide that made an important high way inaccessible. On Friday, the landslide obstructed the Kivu belt route which meanders on the shore of Lake Kivu to link Karongi district to Nyamasheke district of the touristic Western Provin. Affected point is…
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Lt. Gen. Jacques Musemakweli Passes On
February,12 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Lieutenant General Jacques Musemakweli has passed on, confirmed Rwanda Defence Force(RDF) spokesperson, Lt Col. Ronald Rwivanga. Gen. Musemakweli succumbed to a yet to be confirmed illness last night. RDF in a communique has said, that he died following a natural death. "The Rwanda Defence Force is deeply saddened to announce the untimely death of Lt…
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Bye Bye Lockdown! Stay At Home, Too
February,08 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

The One million plus Kigali residents have ended another difficult phase through the battle to win COVID-19 pandemic where they were not allowed to step out of their compound, except for quite essential motives which, still, required permission. Such situation which has been codenamed COVID-19 lockdown, with its worst requirement to “stay at home” is…
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CAR Foreign Minister in Rwanda for Bilateral Talks: Security, Investment High On Agenda
February,08 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_62642" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Ms. Sylvie Baïpo-Témon, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Central Africa Republic and overseas Central Africans.[/caption] We are going through a challenging period, Rwanda went through an even more challenging period in the past, but, it has rebuilt and we have quite a lot to learn from it, has said…
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Tags: Rwanda-CAR Relations
Pope Francis Appoints Father Sinayobye Edourard Bishop of Cyangugu Diocese
February,06 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Pope Francis has appointed Father Edouard Sinayobye from Butare Diocese as new Bishop of Cyangugu Diocese in the Western Province, Kinyamateka, the local catholic church media has quoted Radio Vatican as saying. Cyangugu Diocese was placed under the leadership of Bishop Celestin Hakizimana of Gikongor Diocese since the passing of its bishop Jean Damascene Bimenyimana…
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Zipline Rwanda Drones Readies for Delivery of COVID-19 Vaccine
February,05 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Zipline Rwanda – a robotics firm operating unmanned aircraft-drones that deliver blood to local hospitals has put in place all technical and logistical requirements to speed up delivery of the expected COVID-19 vaccine. “We have been preparing to give this service. It’s something we aspire to do be it here in Rwanda, in Ghana and…
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Nyange National Heroes: Who Is Who, Where Are They Now?
February,04 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_62471" align="alignnone" width="719"] Emmanuel Urimubenshi from Bwishyura sector, Karongi district works with Compassion International[/caption] When they were attacked by Interahamwe militia, March 1997, 47 young girls and boys did the extraordinary while refusing to separate themselves between Hutu and Tutsi. Five were killed on the sport, one more succumbed to injuries on his way…
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Lockdown Extended by One Week
February,02 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Kigali city residents will have to stay at home for one more week to prevent more spread of COVID-19, according to the cabinet resolutions that were published on Tuesday. The cabinet meeting introduced its communique in bold characters, that " to further prevent the spread of the pandemic, the cabinet extended existing measures countrywide including…
National
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Two Heroes under One Roof: Meet Nyange Heroes Who Perpetuate their Legacy Together   
February,01 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_62357" align="alignnone" width="863"] Phanuel Sindayiheba and his wife Prisca Uwamahoro[/caption] "At that time, I was in Senior five and him in Senior 6. We did not have any wedding project because we were still too young for that. We only started dating a couple of years later until we tied the knot in 2009,"…
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University of Rwanda Stipend Is Peanuts Until You Meet Cyusa, A Good Samaritan
January,30 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="700"] Cyusa Ian Berulo[/caption] The word "giving back to the community" is sometimes too demanding, but, some people understand that a gift of life is enough for someone to feel indebted. On a good day of 1992, a son was born in Murundi sector, Karongi district, and his father called him Cyusa…
Society
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Coronasomnia, Alcohol Addiction – Psychologist Speaks Out On COVID-19 Impact
January,29 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

A Clinical Psychology expert has shared tips to overcome crisis that are a consequence of COVID-19 pandemic, to make sure that Rwanda and the world at large gets through without losing many lives and social cohesion. Dr. Cindi Cassady from Ikizere clinic recently caught up with KT Video’s Richard Kwizera and shared her professional understanding…
Society
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One Year Later: Burera Dairy Recovering From Shock – Burera Officials
January,27 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Local officials in Burera district have said that the multi-million Burera Dairy that has caused much concern due to poor management is recovering from schock, giving hope to cattle farmers in the renowned pastoral area. While in citizen outreach in the Northern Province in May 2019, president Paul Kagame learnt that the factory was not…
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Big Projects for 2021: Clean Water to Flow from Northern Province  
January,27 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

    [caption id="attachment_62238" align="alignnone" width="2560"] Mayor Deogratias Nzamwita of Gakenke on site to launch water tanks that will serve Coko sector and more[/caption] No Prediction for the end of COVID-19 pandemic in Rwanda given fluctuation in numbers of new cases but Rwanda has found a formula to keep life going.  From central to local…
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Prof. Kigabo Thomas Laid to Rest
January,26 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

 Rwanda's central bank Chief Economist late Prof. Kigabo Thomas who passed on January 15 was today laid to rest. Funeral activities started from Kacyiru Hospital mortuary then prayer at his home in Nyakabanda cell, Niboye sector of Kicukiro district before burial at Rusororo cemetery in Gasabo district. Prof. Kigabo, 57 was born on December 2nd…
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Late Prof. Kigabo’s Young Brother Dies As Family Arranges Burial of Deceased Economist
January,26 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_62190" align="alignnone" width="737"] Sophany Gicondo[/caption] Sophany Gicondo, a brother of late Prof. Thomas Kigabo has passed on as the family arranges the burial of the deceased economist. Local media reports that 55-year-old Gicondo was living in Australia where he relocated last year with his family. He has been battling a disease and when he…
Obituaries
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Bisate Lodge Listed Among World Most Luxurious Eco-Friendly Hotels
January,20 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Bisate Lodge Bisate Lodge, inside the home of Rwanda's rare mountain gorillas' habitat, has been ranked among the top ten world's most luxurious eco-friendly hotels. Elite Traveler, the company which deals in luxury lifestyle news and travel listed the hotels by continent, and in Africa, Grootbos a Private Nature Reserve in South Africa, and Bisate…
Economy
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Min. Biruta Delivers President Kagame’s Message to DRC’s Tshisekedi
January,19 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_62020" align="alignnone" width="686"] Dr. Vincent Biruta, Rwanda's Foreign Minister[/caption] Rwanda's Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation  Dr. Vincent Biruta has today delivered a message of president Paul Kagame to his counterpart Felix Tshisekedi Tshilombo of Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC) in Kinshasa. "The message revolves around bilateral cooperation and regional matters," a message from…
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Tags: Rwanda-DRC Relations
COVID-19: Relief Support Ready, Vaccine Soon – Rwandans Assured
January,18 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Kigali will tomorrow enter a new total lockdown, the second of its kind after the one that covered March and April 2020. The decision was taken this afternoon by the cabinet meeting following a surge of new COVID-19 cases and deaths which doubled in the last  5o days. The deaths increased to 146 and the…
National
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Minagri Intervenes to Stop Heavy Loss Among Rwamagana’s Fish Farmers
January,17 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Fish farmers from Cooperative Hagurukadukore on Tuesday, January 14 woke up to a crisis in their floating cages of 10,000 tilapia units in Lake Muhazi, Rwamagana district, Fumbwe sector. The fish were breathing hard to an extent that it became worrisome until January 16 evening when they started dying.  As of Sunday afternoon, 3,762 fish…
Economy
Tags: Agribusiness
Rwanda Integrates COVID-19 In Health Insurance Coverage
January,16 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

From now on, patients infected with COVID-19 can be treated at any health centre,  district, provincial or referral hospital of the country and health insurance will cover the cost in accordance with existing procedures. A letter the ministry of health addressed to hospitals, health centers and other health officials on Saturday, requested them to "start…
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Tags: Health
Rwanda Central Bank’s Chief Economist Dies
January,15 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Long-serving Chief economist of Rwanda's national Bank Prof. Thomas Kigabo has died. Kigabo succumbed to illness in Kenya where he had gone to seek treatment-yet to be confirmed information say that he succumbed to COVID-19 which, the pandemic in severe wave currently in Rwanda and across the world. Thomas Kigabo has a Ph.D in monetary,…
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How President Kagame Tipped Anglican Church to Transform Giporoso
January,11 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_61764" align="alignnone" width="988"] L-R: Revival Legacy House, Anglican Union Plazza[/caption] For travelers who have not been in Giporoso, a busy neighborhood in Kicukiro District, Kigali city since the outbreak of COVID-19 in March 2020, expect surprises. [caption id="attachment_61765" align="alignnone" width="988"] L-R: Anglican Union Plazza, Revival Legacy House[/caption] Dilapidated kiosks that used to serve as…
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Nyungwe Canopy Ranked Best Canopy Walkway to Visit In 2021
January,11 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_49060" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Nyungwe Canopy[/caption]  A renowned destinations' company has ranked Nyungwe Canopy walkway in Rwanda's southern-Western Nyungwe National park top among 11 best canopies to recommend to visitors this 2021. "Almost 230ft (70m) above a lush ravine in Rwanda’s Nyungwe National Park are 525ft (160m) of sturdy suspension bridges and metal platforms, the perfect…
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Nyarugenge Hospital Opens To Serve As COVID-19 Referral Centre
January,08 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

State-of-the-art Nyarugenge Hospital located in the city of Kigali has opened doors and will serve as a COVID-19 referral centre, the Rwanda Biomedical Centre(RBC) has announced. "We opened the main COVID-19 treatment center at the just-completed Nyarugenge Hospital. The facility is expected to considerably improve COVID-19 case management. It offers the highest standard of oxygen…
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Renowned Catholic Priest Ubald Rugirangoga Passes On
January,08 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_18725" align="alignnone" width="555"] Father Ubald Rugirangonga[/caption] Father Ubald Rugirangoga, a Rwandan priest who is known in activities promoting unity and reconciliation and prayer for the sick has passed on this January 8 aged 66 in the United States of America. The news was shared by Bishop Celestin Hakizimana of Gikongoro Catholic Diocese who is…
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Kigali City Businesswoman Given Last Warning to Clear Properties In Wetland
January,07 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

 Kigali city engineer on Thursday gave last warning to the wife of late Gaspard Mirimo to clear commercial properties established in Nyabugogo an area allegedly gazetted as a wetland. The city engineer said the properties have to be removed to pave a way for the constructionon of a bridge meant to fight floods in the…
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The Wait Is Over: Pre Primary, Lower Primary Opens On January 18
January,07 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_21818" align="alignnone" width="960"] Saint Ignace Primary School[/caption]  The remaining level of Rwanda's education which has been at home for over 10 months now will report back to school on January 18, 2020, the Ministry of education has announced.Pre-primary and lower Primary(from nursery one to Primary 3) will break the 10-months long holiday in the…
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100+ Words of 2020
January,05 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Every year has got its own challenges, but, for the year 2020, one thing robbed the world's attention giving an impression that there are no other battles to fight; COVID-19. This list will remind a couple of words that were often repeated, and in most cases, in relation to the pandemic that has now killed…
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Finally: Last Sector Without Electricity Connected
January,03 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_61528" align="alignnone" width="700"] Kibangu Sector finally connected[/caption] It has been a long journey and some would think that it is a luxury, but, having electricity is now becoming a dream come true across all sectors of Rwanda. Kibangu Sector from Muhanga district-Southern province was the last among ten sectors that did not have electricity…
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Tags: Electricity
Bye Bye 2020!
January,02 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Hundreds, even thousands wished us ‘Happy New Year’ when we started 2020 and we reciprocated the gesture. Little did we know that, COVID-19, several other events would prevent us from celebrating the beginning of 2021 together. Friends, relatives, role models, celebrities, parents, leaders who contributed greatly to our economies, pastors who gave us the ‘Good…
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Our Nation Is Grateful for Your Service – Kagame to Rwanda’s Defence and Security Forces
December,30 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame and commander-in-chief to Rwanda's Defence and Security Forces has sent a strong end of year message to defence and security forces with an appreciation of their dedication and passion to deservedly protect Rwandans. "On behalf of the government of Rwanda and on my own behalf, I extend my best wishes for a…
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2020 The Year Public Officials Were Reminded None in Rwanda Is Above the Law
December,27 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_48074" align="alignnone" width="801"] Former State Minister Isaac Munyakazi sentenced to 10 years.[/caption] The word “big fish” is famously used by local media and the general public to mean high ranking (public) officials and most of times, in context of accountability and transparency. However, for a couple of years, reports on corruption in Rwanda pointed…
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Citizenship Course Integrated in Secondary, Tertiary Education 
December,26 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

The ministry of education has integrated a Citizenship course  in  the national competency-based curriculum (CBC) of secondary and tertiary education to instill the culture of peace, tolerance and patriotism among students. The program finds its explanation in Rwandan history where students were intoxicated with divisionism content. “In this course, the lecturer will organise interactive sessions…
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Tags: Education
Christmas 2020: Preachers Convey A Message of Peace from ‘Prince of Peace’
December,25 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Christmas, the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ has found Christians under a difficult period of a pandemic which has so far killed hundreds of thousands in the world and paralyzed economies. Even though they could not celebrate, shout or in some instances gather for fellowship due to COVID-19 preventive measures, Christians were told…
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Christmas Under COVID-19: Same Family Spirit
December,24 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Traders will always say that the "festive seasons this year are not really charming" and for this year, some will be right to say so, to some extent due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the crisis it carries. However, transport companies, taxi parks will never hide the reality on the ground; this Christmas, family members…
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COVID-19: President Kagame Wishes President Macron Prompt Recovery
December,24 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame of Rwanda has wished his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron prompt recovery. "Belatedly but heartily wishing President of France @EmmanuelMacron speedy recovery into healthy Festive Season and beyond," Kagame wrote on his Twitter handle, December 23 evening. President Macron tested COVID-19 positive as his country is suffering a new, severer wave of the pandemic…
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Rwanda Dismisses Request to Release, Return Rusesabagina to the USA
December,17 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58614" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Rusesabagina and his laywers David Rugaza and Emeline Nyembo.[/caption] Rwanda has responded to a member of the US Congress that Hotel Rwanda "hero" Paul Rusesabagina was legally arrested and will stand trial in accordance with the law and thus dismissed the call to have him released and returned to the United…
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First Rwandan Wins the 117 Year Old Rhodes Scholarship
December,17 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_61090" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Billy Byiringiro[/caption] The Rhodes Scholar from East Africa for 2021 will be Billy Byiringiro of Rwanda, a communique from Rhodes Trust reads. Rhodes Scholarship is an international postgraduate award for students to study at the University of Oxford  Established in 1903, it is the oldest graduate scholarship in the world. It…
International
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RURA, WASAC Boss Dropped, Vincent Munyeshyaka Returns As CEO at BDF
December,15 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_61005" align="alignnone" width="803"] Vincent Munyeshyaka new BDF CEO[/caption] The cabinet meeting that was convened at village Urugwiro-December 14 has appointed a new Director-General for the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority(RURA) and the Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of Rwanda's water provider, the Water And Sanitation Corporation(Wasac). Dr Ernest Nsabimana was appointed Director-General of RURA replacing Col Patrick…
National
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Curfew from 8 PM, Social Gatherings Prohibited and More Tougher Measures to Prevent COVID-19
December,15 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

The cabinet meeting has again toughened several measures meant to prevent COVID-19 following the shocking increase of new infections. Convened ten days ahead of festive seasons which will take place during a very difficult period of preventing the pandemic which is in new wave, the cabinet first revised the curfew, which will from now on,…
National
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Kagame Reiterates Rwanda’s Ambitious Targets at Climate Ambition Summit
December,12 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_29842" align="alignnone" width="1080"] President Paul Kagame[/caption] President Paul Kagame has reiterated Rwanda's determination to never settle for less than its ambitious targets to ensure climate resilience. At the virtual Climate Ambition summit, the president recalled that in May 2020, Rwanda submitted a revised and more ambitious, Nationally Determined Contribution under the Paris Agreement. "This…
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Commonwealth Names Ex-Minister Sezibera Special Envoy for Health, Education
December,12 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

The Commonwealth Secretariat has today named Dr. Richard Sezibera as Special Envoy for Health and Education to fast track the Sustainable Development Goals in the two key sectors of life. "The Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Health and Education is Rwandan medical doctor, diplomat and politician, Richard Sezibera. He will focus on the attainment of the…
International
Tags: Commonwealth
Neighbors Speculate this House Is Haunted by Ghosts
December,12 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

The writer of this story from our sister Kinyarwanda website first hesitated to go visit this house because she was told that, any simple attempt to look at it, mention it in any way whatsoever could cost one’s life. When she dared, everyone was talking to her with so much reserve, fearing for their life…
Society
Tags: Insolite
Kagame Congratulates Winners of Sheikh Tamim Anti Corruption Award 2020
December,10 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_60826" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Demolishing corruption war in Kigali, Dec 2019[/caption] President Paul Kagame has congratulated the deserving winners of 5th edition of Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani International Anti-Corruption Excellence Award, an event that was held in Tunis-December 9. The award is granted in four fields which are: The Award for Lifetime/Outstanding Achievement, The…
International
Tags: Corruption
Tourism in 2020: Humanity Felt the Shock, Wildlife Alike
December,08 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

 A photo of Rwanda’s endangered primate – mountain gorilla went viral in April 2020 as the community was still wondering what befell their country after a couple of weeks in COVID-19 lockdown. The photo featured a mountain gorilla silverback that had crossed his habitat to reach the neighboring community which also came to welcome him.…
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Tags: Tourism
New: Two More Days of Church Services, Elderly and Children Can Go to Church
December,04 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

The Ministry of Local Government(MINALOC) has made several adjustments that allow places of worship more options to gather for prayer in respect of COVID-19 preventive measures. The new instructions that were communicated on December 4 indicate that among others; children aged from six (6) and above who study can go to places of worship if…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Rwanda Proposes Monique Nsanzabaganwa On AU Deputy Chairperson Candidacy
December,04 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_12473" align="alignnone" width="658"] Monique Nsanzabaganwa[/caption] Rwanda has proposed Dr. Monique Nsanzabaganwa as candidate on the post of deputy chairperson of the African Union (AU) commission, Min. of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has said. African leaders are set to elect a new African Union Commission (AUC) at the continental body's next ordinary summit early…
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COVID-19: Swimming Pools to Be Tested Every Day
December,02 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_17408" align="alignnone" width="850"] Serena Hotel[/caption] The Ministry of Sports has published elaborate guidelines on the resumption of swimming activities which were approved by the cabinet meeting last week. Swimming pool owners, staff, and visitors have separate guidelines that should be observed in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. In this context, owners have…
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How Rwanda Rose to The Challenge to Supply Equipment In Fight Against COVID-19
November,28 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

 In the next 33 days, the Gregorian Calendar will usher Rwanda in the year 2021, with scars that were caused by the New Coronavirus(COVID-19) which spread in Rwanda from one person on March 14, 2020, to 5,872 people including 5,397 recoveries, and 47 deaths as of November 27. The story of how Rwanda, a low…
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Gyms and Swimming Pools, Live Performances Resume
November,28 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_53976" align="alignnone" width="800"] Yvan Buravan in a past performance[/caption] The cabinet meeting has allowed the gyms and swimming pools to resume operations upon assessment of compliance with COVID-19 preventive measures. Chaired by President Paul Kagame at Village Urugwiro this November 27, the cabinet also decided that live performance and cultural shows will resume gradually…
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Mrs. Jeannette Kagame Outlines Young Women’s Challenges, Suggests a Breakthrough
November,26 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_60413" align="alignnone" width="2560"] The First Lady of Rwanda Mrs. Jeannette Kagame[/caption] The First Lady of Rwanda Mrs. Jeannette Kagame has outlined challenges that impede the development of africacan young women and made suggestions on how they can work around them. Mrs Jeannette Kagame was the key speaker at the African Union High Level Beijing+25…
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First Ever Israeli Airline Lands in Kigali This Morning
November,26 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_60407" align="alignnone" width="1024"] ISRAIR airplane will land at Kigali International Airport at noon today[/caption] "Tomorrow Nov. 26[today] at noon the first-ever Israeli airline @Israir_israel will land in beautiful @CityofKigali with more than 80 tourists. Welcome!" wrote the Ambassador of Israel to Rwanda, Ron Adams. Welcome notes followed this message with Rwandans promising unprecedented hospitality to the…
Economy
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How President Kagame Received A Will From An Elderly Genocide Widow
November,25 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

A couple of months ago, the Association of the Widows of the 1994 Genocide committed against Tutsi(AVEGA  Agahozo), during a meeting raised a very crucial issue regarding the elderly members who, in most cases, lost all their children and close relatives. “How safe are the properties of Genocide widows, what happens to the properties of…
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Pharmacy Expert Prof. Pierre Claver Kayumba Passes On
November,23 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Rwanda has lost an important person in the area of pharmacy who contributed quite a lot in the country’s education and research, Pierre Claver Kayumba over a yet to be officially confirmed disease, but believed to be cardiac arrest. Associate Prof. Kayumba, until his death was, among others, a Senior Lecturer and Researcher at the…
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Fourth Batch of Refugees Evacuated from Libya Arrives in Rwanda
November,19 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_60222" align="alignnone" width="770"] The refugees arrived via Rwandair this evening[/caption] The fourth group of 79 refugees and asylum seekers evacuated from Libya have safely arrived in Rwanda, the Ministry of Emergency Management has said. "They will be accommodated in Gashora transit Center located in Bugesera District where other refugees and asylum seekers evacuated from…
International
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Cervical Cancer Elimination: Boys, Just Like Girls Should Be Vaccinated-Jeannette Kagame
November,18 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_60123" align="alignnone" width="701"] The First Lady Jeannette Kagame[/caption] The First Lady Jeannette Kagame has indicated that the battle to eliminate cervical cancer should be a concern of everyone; men like women and vaccination should be administered to young boys just like young girls. The First Lady on Tuesday, November 17 spoke at the Virtual…
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Rwanda Kungfu Wushu Federation Encourages Community to Embrace Sport
November,16 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

The Rwanda Kungfu Wushu Federation (RKWF) has seen their dream to contribute to country’s fitness campaign come true. On Sunday – November 15, the federation’s clubs from Kigali participated in the Car free day “to encourage the Rwandan community to practice sport, source of healthy life,” said Marc Uwiragiye, the president of RKWF. [caption id="attachment_60095"…
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Zigama CSS Cuts Mortgage Loan Interest Rates Down to 10%
November,14 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Zigama Credit and Saving Society (CSS) whose members Rwanda Defense Force, National Police and Rwanda Correctional Services, and recently, Rwanda Investigations Bureau(RIB) has cut interest rates from 15% to 10%, a relief for its clients. "With the guidance from the RDF Commander-in-Chief, HE President Paul Kagame,@Zigama_CSS has cut interest rates from 15 % to 10…
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Land Use, Dvpt Master Plan Look to Improve Agricultural Yield Fifteen Fold by 2050
November,14 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Rwanda has compiled key information which beg the attention of citizen in all walks of life and agriculture players in particular to prevent a scenario where food insecurity would decide the fate of the country in the next thirty years and beyond. Demographically, the information reads that future family planning resulting in a growth rate…
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Cabinet Appoints Nirere Madeleine As New Ombudsman
November,12 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59969" align="alignnone" width="800"] Nirere Madeleine[/caption] The cabinet meeting convened at Village Urugwiro on Wednesday November 11 appointed former chairperson of the National Human Right Commission Nirere Madeleine as new Ombudsman. Nirere replaces former Prime Minister Anastase Murekezi on this position. Murekezi has been in this position since late August 2017. Paragraph three of article…
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Kagame Congratulates Archbishop Kambanda over His Nomination as Cardinal
November,01 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59339" align="alignnone" width="2048"] Archbishop Kambanda with President Paul Kagame at his consecration in January 2019[/caption] President Paul Kagame has congratulated Archbishop Antoine Kambanda who was elevated to Cardinal last week which he finds an important milestone for the local catholic church and the country at large. In a letter he dedicated to Cardinal Kambanda…
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Avoid Mediocrity in Whatever You Do – Kagame to Leaders
October,30 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has elaborated on issues of sustained mediocrity among leaders in both central and local government which hinder country development and told them it is high time for them to wake up. The president, while presiding over the signing of performance contracts – imihigo on Friday in Nyagatare - Eastern Province, he gave…
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Rwanda 74 Years Later: The Story of a Country Dedicated to Christ the King 
October,29 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59459" align="alignnone" width="1800"] Late King Mutara III Rudahigwa and the Catholic Church leaders in Rwanda[/caption] It was a good Sunday of October 27 during a celebration King Mutara III Rudahigwa had been looking forward to. During the Mass service at Nyanza Roman Catholic Church – Southern Province, the King, in front of the Blessed…
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Cabinet Increases Number of Participants at Places of Worship, Weddings
October,28 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

The cabinet meeting chaired by President Paul Kagame has allowed places of worship to increase the number of worshipers. Weddings will also see the number of participants double. On Tuesday, October 27, the cabinet decided that the measures intended to contain the spread of COVID-19 remain as they were reviewed until October 12. However, in…
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Rusesabagina Returns to Court over Bail
October,20 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

On Tuesday-October 20 at 8h30, the Hotel Rwanda ‘hero’ Paul Rusesabagina returned to Kicukiro Primary court which ruled for his provisional detention on September 17, a decision that was upheld in appeal by Nyarugenge Intermediate Court on October 2. The prosecution was present while his two lawyers David Rugaza and Emelyne Nyembo joined Rusesabagina after…
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Kagame Welcomes Any Citizenship Applicant with A Burden to Build Rwanda
September,28 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has said that many people have, through years wished to be naturalized Rwandans, and his conviction is that, whoever wants to be part of Rwandans, should be given that opportunity if they want to build the country. "For years, we've had people requesting to be naturalized Rwandans. I keep telling leaders, I…
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Rwanda: All Sport Activities Resume
September,28 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

All sport 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 clubs and federations at large. A couple of weeks ago, the cabinet had allowed individual sport activities to resume after assessment approved by health officials. The same procedure was…
Sports
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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…
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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
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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
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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…
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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
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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,…
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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
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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…
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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
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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…
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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,…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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…
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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
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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.…
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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…
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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…
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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
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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…
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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…
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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
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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
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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…
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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…
National
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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
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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…
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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…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Burundi Relations
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…
National
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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…
National
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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,…
ShowBiz
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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…
National
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…
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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
Tags: Business
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
Tags: Coronavirus
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
Tags: Nkurunziza
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
Tags: Coronavirus
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)…
Special Reports
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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.…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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.…
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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…
National
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…
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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
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…
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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…
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Tags: Coronavirus, Coronavirus Bigstory
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…
National
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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…
National
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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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Tags: Environment
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
Tags: Coronavirus, Coronavirus Bigstory
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
Tags: Coronavirus, Coronavirus Bigstory
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…
National
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Kenya Relations
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…
Sports
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…
Economy
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…
Economy
Tags: Rwanda-Qatar Relations
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…
International
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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…
International
Tags: AU GA
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…
National
Tags: Kigali City Council
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…
International
Tags: Imbuto Foundation
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…
National
Tags: Disasters
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.…
International
Tags: Luanda, Rwanda-Uganda Relations
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…
Regional
Tags: Luanda, Rwanda-Uganda Relations
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…
National
Tags: Cyber Crimes
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…
National
Tags: Health Insurance
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…
National
Tags: Private Schools
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…
National
Tags: Umuganda
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…
Economy
Tags: Coffee
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…
Economy
Tags: Electricity
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
Tags: Akagera National Park
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
Tags: Gerayo Amahoro
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
Tags: Kagame
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
Tags: Kagame
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.…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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]…
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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…
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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…
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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.…
Technology
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…
Society
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…
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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,…
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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)…
National
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)…
International
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
Tags: Rwanda-DRC Relations
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…
Special Reports
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…
National
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
Tags: First Family
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…
Regional
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…
National
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…
Companies
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…
National
Tags: Sankara
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…
National
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…
National
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…
National
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…
National
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…
Special Reports
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…
International
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.…
National
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…
National
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
Tags: Rwanda Militia
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…
International
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,…
National
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…
National
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…
Special Reports
Tags: Kigali
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…
Regional
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)
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