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Rwanda Signs Bilateral Air Services Agreement with The Republic of Korea
November,27 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

  The Republic of Rwanda and the Republic of Korea have signed a Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA) that comes to open doors to larger market opportunities between both countries.  Rwanda's Minister of Infrastructure, Ambassador Claver Gatete represented the government of Rwanda while Korea was represented by the Ambassador Plenipotentiary and Extraordinary of the Republic of…
Economy
Tags: Aviation
Amb. Nduhungirehe Presents Credentials to King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands
November,25 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

 Rwanda’s Ambassador to the Netherlands H.E. Olivier Jean Patrick Nduhungirehe, who was accompanied by his spouse and First Secretary Herbert Ndahiro, was received today at the Noordeinde Palace in The Hague where he presented his letters of credence to His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. During the ceremony, H.E. Ambassador Nduhungirehe…
International
Tags: Latestnews
Rwanda Responds To Recent BBC Story By Andrew Harding
November,24 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_60344" align="alignnone" width="960"] Andrew Harding[/caption] The Rwanda High Commission in London has responded to allegations in a recent story authored by Andrew Harding about the country's leadership, the ruling party and the justice at large. The response is as follows: The BBC recently ran a story by Andrew Harding making false and misleading allegations…
International
Tags: Latestnews
IHS Rwanda Ltd Supports Brilliant Students Through Imbuto Foundation’s Programme
November,24 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_60340" align="alignnone" width="680"] The Deputy Director-General of Imbuto Foundation, Dr. Geraldine Umtesi, and Amid Azeez, Ag. Managing Director of IHS[/caption] On 20 November 2020; the IHS Rwanda Limited and Imbuto Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), to provide scholarships for 150 brilliant students from vulnerable backgrounds. Worth USD 45,000, the scholarship will be…
National
Tags: Imbuto Foundation
Rwanda National Police Opens New Automobile Inspection Centres
November,22 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_60283" align="alignnone" width="1080"] The automobile inspection centres have started to operate[/caption] Rwanda National Police (RNP), on Friday, November 20, officially opened three new Automobile Inspection Centres in other provinces, as the force continues to improve and extend related services closer to the people. The new automobile inspection facilities worth over Frw3 billion, built in…
National
Tags: Police
KOMMTRACE Tag: Here Comes an Innovative, Cost Effective Technology In COVID-19 Contact Tracing
November,20 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_60240" align="alignnone" width="704"] Karanvir Singh KOMMLABS, CEO[/caption] Kommlabs, an ICT solutions company has brought an innovative, cost effective and reliable technology in the fight against COVID-19, a pandemic that has deepened the world into a crisis since the begining of this year, KOMMTRACE Tag. KOMMRACE Tag was presented to the public on November 19…
Technology
Tags: Latestnews
What Do You Know About BPR’s Insurance Premium Financing?
November,20 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

For every business to succeed, it needs to maintain consistence in operations, a steady cash flow but above all, it must be insured against any unforeseen risks that can emerge, such as fire, destroying everything in a matter of seconds. The safety of a business is very vital for sustainability and profitability. However, very often,…
Companies
Tags: BPR
Rwanda National Police Receives Arms Crushing Machine
November,20 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

Rwanda National Police (RNP), on Thursday, November 19, received a shear arms crushing machine from the Regional Centre on Small Arms (RECSA), to facilitate in the destruction of obsolete firearms. The Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP) in charge of Adminiatration and Personnel, Juvenal Marizamunda received the environmental friendly machine from RECSA Executive Secretary, Lt.…
National
Tags: Police
Rwanda: Increasing Investment in Early Years to Further Improve Human Capital Development
November,19 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_60193" align="alignnone" width="689"] During a community dialogue in Nyaruguguru, a community health worker explains the importance of Shisha Kibondo in reducing stunting. Photo NCDA[/caption] The Government of Rwanda together with its partners have been implementing different interventions to strengthen human capital development starting in the early years of life.  Given the ambitious goal the…
Special Reports
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BK’s Management Message on Service Disruption
November,17 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

Bank of Kigaki has had an unfortunate incident two days ago, that has affected services to customers. A power incident our primary data center caused equipment failure and multi service failure.  While we were able to recover our Core Banking Service, some key services and channels, partner services remain unavailable. The equipment failure has hampered…
Companies
Tags: Latestnews
BPR Mobile Banking: Pushing the Cashless Agenda in Rwanda
November,12 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

The Government of Rwanda has over the years been promoting the use of cashless transactions as opposed to cash. With nearly 80 percent of Rwandans connected to mobile phones and about 60 percent able to access the internet, coupled with the New Coronavirus outbreak, cashless transactions have even become more necessary than ever before, to…
Companies
Tags: BPR
Featured: Ericsson Discusses Accelerating Africa’s Digital Future at AfricaCom 2020
November,09 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

Ericsson experts to highlight the role of connectivity in powering Africa’s digital future Focus on improving connectivity and bridging the digital divide Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) will discuss its digital transformation and innovation solutions to propel Africa towards the future at AfricaCom, part of Africa Tech Festival, a virtual event taking place from November 9 to…
Companies
Tags: Ericsson
Rwanda-Ghana Relations to Spur Africa Trade Agenda
November,05 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59717" align="alignnone" width="2048"] Biruta, Ghana-Rwanda diplomats opening the Rwanda chancery in Ghana’s capital, Accra[/caption] Rwanda and Ghana have resolved to tighten bilateral relations with a broad, varied economic agenda at the core. This week, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of Rwanda, Dr. Vincent Biruta travelled from Rwanda to…
International
Tags: Rwanda-Ghana Relations
Off They Go: Rwanda Rotates Female-Dominated Peacekeeping Police Contingent in S. Sudan
November,05 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

Rwanda National Police (RNP), on Wednesday, November 4, rotated its female-dominated Formed Police Unit-Three (FPU-3) contingent of 160 officers serving under the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). It's the third rotation of the contingent pledged by President Paul Kagame during the UN Leaders’ Summit on Peacekeeping Operations in 2015, following the maiden unit deployed…
National
Tags: Police
Featured: Want to Own a Home? BPR Home Loan Has You Covered
November,04 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

It is everyone’s dream to own a house of their own but for many people it becomes difficult to save enough money to buy land and build a dream house, given all the other life expenses.  However, the dream can become easier to accomplish when you have a bank that understands your needs and is…
Companies
Tags: BPR
Question Coffee Center Wins 2020 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award for Top 10% of Restaurants Worldwide
November,03 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

 Question Coffee Café and Training Center has today announced it has been recognized as a 2020 Travelers’ Choice award-winner for Top 10% of Restaurants Worldwide. The center was recognized Among Best in Kigali, Rwanda, East Africa, based on Outstanding 2019 Traveler/Diner Reviews. Based on a full year of Tripadvisor reviews, prior to any changes caused…
Economy
Tags: Latestnews
Human Rights Watch and Other Vultures Surrounding Kizito’s Death
October,26 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_48903" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Late Kizito Mihigo[/caption] Lately, it appears attacking Rwanda is the easiest way for news agencies and journalists to sell a story to their unsuspecting audiences and for unscrupulous Human Rights organizations to fundraise. Riding the wave of the media onslaught against Rwanda that followed the Hollywood ‘hero’s arrest, their actions have…
Voices
Tags: Kizito Mihigo
Ericsson Launches Graduate Program in Africa to Help Innovate the Future
October,26 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

Program to fast-track and train potential leaders and innovators to engage with the most exciting technology on the planet Fresh graduates to work with pioneers in ICT and advanced thinkers in their chosen field Ericsson offers virtual training programs for recent graduates during the pandemic Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) has announced the launch of its 2020 edition…
Technology
Tags: Ericsson
Police Impersonators Arrested in Operations against Driver’s License Scam
October,21 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59231" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] The suspects have been duping people with fake driving licenses.[/caption] Rwanda National Police (RNP) has arrested four people belonging to the same ring that allegedly forges and issues fake driver's license. The four suspects, who were guising as Police officers, were arrested in separate operations conducted in City of Kigali. They are…
National
Tags: Police
Rwanda, Zambia Police Heads Hold Talks, to Boost Cooperation
October,19 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59177" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] IGP Dan Munyuza on Monday welcomed the IGP of Zambia Kakoma Kanganja and his delegation at RNP HQ for a bilateral meeting.[/caption] Rwanda and Zambia Inspector Generals of Police (IGP) have held a meet to benchmark best practices and strengthening bilateral cooperation between both forces. Rwanda's IGP Dan Munyuza this morning…
National
Tags: Police
Kitty Kurth’s Desperation
October,19 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59165" align="aligncenter" width="481"] Kitty Kurth has been promising the Rusesabagina household 'miracles'.[/caption] Kitty Kurth, the President of “Kurth Lampe Worldwide Ideas, Delivered,” a strategic communications firm, and spokesperson of the Rusesabagina’s foundation, seems to be running out of ideas since the arrest of her client in Rwanda. Surely, the Rusesabagina’s family may start to…
Voices
Tags: Rusesabagina
BPR, Seventh Day Adventists Partner to Make Tithe, Offertory Cashless
October,16 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59131" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] The MD, BPR Atlas Mara speaking at the launch of the partnership on Thursday.[/caption]  In times when cashless transactions are encouraged as part of efforts to deter the spread of the New Coronavirus, even churches have had to become more innovative in terms of how they collect tithe and offerings.  It…
National
Tags: Banks
Featured: Rwanda Joins World to Mark 2020 Global Handwashing Day
October,15 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59120" align="aligncenter" width="933"] A Woman Handwashing at a recently build public facility at Kaduha Market in Nyamagabe District.[/caption] Rwanda today joined the rest of the world to mark the 2020 Global Handwashing Day with a series of activities aimed at creating more awareness on hand hygiene and sanitation. WaterAid Rwanda joined the international community…
National
Tags: Water
Sponsored: Airtel Selects Ericsson to Modernize its 4G Network in Kenya
October,12 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

New deal to enable Airtel to offer elevated user experience, step-up network performance and take the mobile experience to a new level Ericsson Radio System solutions to provide 4G coverage Ericsson will also deploy Kathrein Mobile Communicationantenna solutions to further strengthen Airtel’s network Airtel Africa is expanding its strategic partnership with Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) to…
Technology
Tags: Ericsson
Featured: Telenor Connexion and Ericsson enable sustainable micro-factories with IoT Accelerator
October,03 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

Powered by Ericsson IoT Accelerator, Telenor Connexion provides global connectivity to Wayout's sustainable micro-factories Telenor Connexion to delivers cellular IoT connectivity management services, SIM cards and agreements with local operators Ericsson IoT Accelerator enables cost-efficient IoT connectivity management and operations using the secure, scalable and standardized worldwide mobile network infrastructure Powered by Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC)…
Companies
Tags: Ericsson
Covid-19: Living Conditions Among Persons with Disabilities Deteriorating
October,02 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58824" align="alignnone" width="700"] Florentine Nyiranzabahimana, one of persons with disabilities in Nyagatare[/caption] The Covid-19 pandemic affected all categories of people globally, but, a greater number of persons with disabilities who would earn their bread after hard work, and those who alreay depended on good Samaritans and relatives to put food on the table were…
Society
Rwanda: China Directs More Support Towards the Fight Against COVID-19
September,23 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="700"] Zacharie Iyakaremye, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Hudson Wang Jiaxin, in charge of Business and Development at the Embassy of People's republic of China in Rwanda[/caption] Rwanda's health officials have received with gratefulness more support from the People's Republic of China, in the area of the fight…
International
Tags: Rwanda-China Relations
KCV-Rebero: The $40M Cultural Village In the Making at Kigali’s Best Point of View
September,22 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

A French investor is implementing a project called Kigali Cultural Village (KCV), a 30-hectare entertainment facility that is set to offer the best of Rwandan culture.  The project's background dates back to August 2019 when the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) entered into an agreement with Vivendi Group, a global leader in cultural content and media…
National
Tags: Tourism
Sponsored: KIAC-Arbitration Vs Litigation, Choosing to Save Time and Money
September,22 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58482" align="alignnone" width="673"] Dr. Fidele Masengo, Secretary-General KIAC[/caption] The Kigali International Arbitration Centre (KIAC) has advised on the best choice to make by parties/partners in a project or contract concerning the resolution of a potential dispute that may arise; it’s all about the cost. Arbitration and mediation mean solving a dispute without going to…
Economy
Continental Nutrition Advocates Propose COVID-9 Nutrition Recovery
September,15 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

The African Leaders for Nutrition (ALN) have unveiled a position paper calling upon African Heads of State and Governments to ensure that financing for nutrition is included in their country’s COVID-19 response and recovery plans. The position paper, titled “Embedding Nutrition within the COVID-19 Response and Recovery,” was sent to African member states by His…
Economy
Tags: Agribusiness
Curiosity Killed The Cat, Death of A Huye Leopard
September,11 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58129" align="alignnone" width="703"] Shoot dead[/caption] Curiosity killed the cat, they say, and for one unfortunate leopard this was literally true. Alexis Ndayambaje, a resident of Mukura in Huye, was incredulous when his child came rushing back into the house, announcing that there was a leopard outside. Confident his was not a child given to…
National
Tags: Tourism
Swiss Rider Banned 4 Months Over Positive Drug test at Tour du Rwanda
September,10 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

Isreal Start-Up Nation rider has been handed a four-month ban for ‘a non-intentional anti-doping rule violation’ after he tested positive during Tour du Rwanda. The Swiss was found to have used terbutaline, a banned substance found in asthma inhalers, during the second stage of Tour du Rwanda on February 24. The 30-year-old has also been…
Sports
Tags: Tour Du Rwanda
A Washington Post Piece Tries to Sanitize Rusesabagina with Discredited Attacks on Rwanda
September,06 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_57680" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Clad in a black suit, white shirt & red tie, Rusesabagina disembarks the RIB van[/caption] A certain American gentleman, Jeffrey Smith of a group called Vanguard Africa, terms himself a “supporter of pro-democracy initiatives in Africa”. But once again – with an article he’s published on Rwanda in The Washington Post,…
International
Tags: Rusesabagina
Sponsored: Ericsson Innovation Awards 2020 to Focus on Climate Change
August,31 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

Ericsson is officially launching its annual Ericsson Innovation Awards (EIA) 2020, a global competition that offers university students around the world the chance to develop new, innovative ideas with support from Ericsson experts. The theme in 2020 is “Reclaim the future,” which centers on addressing current and future climate challenges and focuses primarily on how…
Technology
Tags: Ericsson
COVID-19: Three Hospitality Establishments Closed Over Violations
August,29 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

Three hospitality establishments have been closed in City of Kigali and owners or managers arrested for breaching the government directives meant to prevent further spread of COVID-19. The establishments are Cuppa Coffee in Downtown, Nyarugenge District, Cincinnati and Miami Family in Niboyi and Gikondo, respectively, both in Kicukiro District. At Cuppa Coffee, authorities, on Friday,…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
COVID-19: Fitness Club Closed Over Violations
August,21 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

The Ministry of Sports has closed Cali Fitness club in Nyarutarama, Gasabo District for violating the directives on the prevention of further spread of novel Coronavirus. In a letter dated August 20, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Sports, Shema-Maboko Didier noted that Cali Fitness club was not observing the safety instructions despite the…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Jack Ma’s ‘Africa Business Hero’ Prize in Semi-Finals
August,20 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_16884" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Jack Ma announcing four bigger projects for Africa during Youth Connect in Kigali, July 2017[/caption] The Jack Ma Foundation has announced the schedule for its Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative (ANPI). The prize is awarded to “Africa’s Business Heroes”, according to African Press Organisation (APO Group). The founder and chairman of the…
International
Rwanda, Swedish Investors Agree to Invest in Both Countries
August,14 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

 Rwanda and Swedish investors will be able to invest and exchange investment ideas in both countries after a new agreement was penned by Private Sector Federation and Swedish East African Chamber of Commerce. The new Memorandum of Understanding is meant to establishing a relationship to cooperate in a broad range of areas especially in capacity…
Economy
Tags: Trade
Cassava Fintech International, Liquid Telecom Group Partner to Launch Sasai Wi-Fi Finder
August,14 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_57111" align="alignnone" width="792"] L-R:Ahmad Mokhles, Group Chief Operating Officer of LTG,Darlington Mandivenga, the Chief Executive Officer of the CFI Group, Tapera Mushoriwa, Chief Operating Officer of Sasai[/caption] Cassava Fintech International (CFI) and the Liquid Telecom Group (LTG) have announced the launch of Sasai Wi-Fi Finder, a potential game-changer in driving digital and financial inclusion…
Technology
Tags: Internet
All You Need to Know About Bank of Kigali’s Equipment and LPO/Contract Loans
August,13 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_24970" align="alignnone" width="600"] Bank of Kigali head office[/caption] Are you a business or an entrepreneur in need of capital to deliver services, expand or improve your business? Look no further, Bank of Kigali is offering two financial products that will greatly benefit businesses by giving them access to quick credit to achieve business goals without…
Economy
Tags: Bank Of Kigali
House Break-in ring Busted in Kigali
August,09 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

Police in City of Kigali has arrested seven members of the same coordinated ring said to be behind series of house break-ins targeting mainly electronics. The group include five people, who break into targeted houses while two others are said to be charged with selling the stolen electronics, especially flat screen television sets. The suspects…
National
Tags: Police
PSF, Malta Chamber of Commerce Sign MOU to Promote Trade and Investment
August,04 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_56783" align="alignnone" width="1024"] PSF CEO Stephen Ruzibiza[/caption] The Private Sector Federation has penned down a new cooperative agreement with the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry to promote investments within the two countries. The new agreement with the European nation, will facilitate all the leading activities aimed at promotion and development of commercial…
Economy
Tags: Trade
COVID-19: Police Provides Platform to Facilitate Movement of People With Late Flights
August,02 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_8224" align="alignnone" width="652"] National cartier RwandAir[/caption] Rwanda National Police (RNP) has provided an online platform to help people with late departure and arrival flights to facilitate their movements past curfew hours. The online platform www.mc.gov.rw or the feature codes *127# helps the applicant to get a 'clearance pass' for the traveller, driver and the…
National
Tags: Aviation
Mechanical Inspection Services to Open for Commercial Vehicles
July,30 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

Rwanda National Police (RNP) has announced that the Motor-vehicle Inspection Centre (MIC) will resume its services on August 4, but only for commercial vehicles. RNP spokesperson, Commissioner of Police (CP) John Bosco Kabera, said that the inspection services are only open to vehicles involved in transportation of people and goods. "As we continue to observe…
National
Tags: Police
COVID-19: Police Issues Fresh Warning to Motorists Defying the Curfew
July,27 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_56399" align="alignnone" width="798"] CP John Bosco Kabera, Police Spokesperson[/caption] Rwanda National Police (RNP) has compiled a new list of motorists, who violated the curfew, undermined instructions by officers enforcing the curfew to go to designated centres, but instead they drove or rode away. The new list involves 72 motorists, all in City of Kigali,…
National
Tags: Police
Rwandan Police Peacekeepers Develop A Project to Address Clean Water Shortage in Bangui
July,25 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

 Residents of Bangui in Central African Republic (CAR) will no longer have to worry with access to clean water thanks to an initiative developed by a Rwanda Formed Police Unit (RWAFPU) serving under the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the CAR (MINUSCA). Rwanda FPU-1 deployed in the Bangui under the command of ACP Safari…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda Peacekeeping
COVID-19: Police Outlines Tough Measures Against Errant Violators
July,24 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_56291" align="alignnone" width="489"] RNP spokesperson, CP John Bosco Kabera[/caption] Rwanda National Police (RNP) has outlined tough measures against errant members of the public and motorists in particular, who continue to breach directives meant to contain COVID-19, thus derailing national efforts against the pandemic. The new measures, according to RNP spokesperson, CP John Bosco Kabera,…
National
Tags: Police
What’s False and What’s True on China-related Human Rights Matters
July,08 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

Full of ignorance of and bias against China, some people from the US and other Western countries have recently made groundless accusations against and disseminated many fallacies about China’s human rights conditions concerning Hong Kong, COVID-19, and Xinjiang. Even a small discrepancy will lead to a great error. Malicious lies will, still worse, result in…
Economy
The Experience of Being A Female Peacekeeper
May,31 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

Corporal Justin Kanyana was all smiles when asked if it is difficult being a uniformed woman peacekeeper. This year's theme for the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers marked May 29, every year is: "Women in Peacekeeping: A Key to Peace." The theme highlights their central role in peacekeeping operations. This year's Day coincided with the…
International
Tags: Rwanda Peacekeeping
Rwandans Confident to Win COVID-19 Battle – Research
April,23 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

More than two-thirds of over 4,500 Africans reached by GeoPoll across 12 nations have reported they are self-quarantining to prevent the risks and spread of coronavirus. Yet, as Africans retreat into their homes, they are worried about food and their economies to almost as great degree as they are worried about the global pandemic. In…
National
Rwandan Runs for Canada’s Parliamentary Seat, Vows to Solve Labor Force Shortage
September,12 2019 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

Joseph Hakizimana, a Canadian of Rwandan origin is campaigning for an office of a member of parliament for the September elections where he pledges to tackle the labor force shortage in Canada. Hakizimana, the sole Rwandan candidate who wants a seat among the  338 members in the House of Commons holds a Masters of Public…
International
World Cup Qualifiers: Rwanda 7 – 0 Seychelles
September,11 2019 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_40756" align="alignnone" width="640"] The Wasps won this game with ease[/caption] The Wasps - Rwanda's national team has marked an unprecedented performance to tell its supporters that it is not strange for any team to please their fans at least once in a lifetime. Indeed, Amavubi outstanding performance is rare, but their performance against the Pirates…
Sports
The Lens of Kigali Today’s Camera at Kwita Izina 2019
September,07 2019 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_40625" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Colourful event. Isn't it? Yes it is[/caption] The 15th Kwita Izina event has just concluded in Kinigi, Musanze district, Northern Province. The lens of the Kigali Today's camera was there. We are just sharing a few of the photos ICYMI, but this think may help you understand the event as if you were…
National
Featured: On StarTimes Friday, Germany vs. Netherlands – A Rivalry Continued
September,04 2019 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

There are few rivalries in international football that are as fiercely contested as the one between Germany and the Netherlands. So when the two take to the field in a Euro 2020 qualifier in Hamburg on Friday, it is irrelevant that the two former super-powers of world football have seen their fortunes wane recently. Germany…
Sports
Kayumba Nyamwasa is A Traitor, A Manipulator – Gen. Kabarebe
September,04 2019 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_40509" align="alignnone" width="873"] Gen. James Kabarebe[/caption]  Self-exiled former army chief of staff and founder of subversive outfit Rwanda National Congress (RNC) is a traitor who abandoned a system that made him who he is and resorted to fighting it instead.  This was said by the Security Advisor to the President, Gen James Kabarebe on…
Special Reports
The Body of Louis Baziga Arrives in Kigali Tomorrow
August,30 2019 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

The body of Louis Baziga, a Rwandan national who was shot dead in Maputo, Mozambique on Monday will be flown home tomorrow Saturday, a source told KT Press. "The family of late Louis Baziga(spouse and children) are on their way to Kigali and they will arrive at 24h45," reads a communique that was shared by…
National
Six Suspects Named in the Murder of Mozambique Diaspora Head
August,29 2019 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_40232" align="alignnone" width="512"] Diomède Tuganeyezu[/caption] New details revealing a racket (criminal gang) of people suspected to be behind the murder of Louis Baziga, the head of the Rwanda Community in Mozambique have emerged, confirming earlier reports that the murder could be linked to anti-Rwandan government elements. Fresh details obtained by KT Press from reliable…
International
That Chat May Cost You Life
August,23 2019 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_40012" align="alignnone" width="6970"] It's a girl, get a pink dress.[/caption] Motorcycle taxis are a common, and popular mode of public transport in many African countries. Unlike anywhere else, Rwanda's motorcycle taxis are well regulated, with strict safety standards, including the wearing of helmets, enforced. A new threat to passengers' safety however, seems to be…
Society
Featured: The Blood Sisters NOW on Novela E plus
August,20 2019 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

The hit novella Asintado enjoyed extraordinary popularity among audiences. After the finale, will you still be lost in the scene? Don’t worry, there is no gap or blank to suffer from. StarTimes Novela E Plus is offering you another exciting novella named The Blood Sisters (Philippine TV series, first and exclusively broadcasted in Africa) with…
Companies
Rwanda Refutes Data Falsification Claims Amid ‘Biased’ Reports by Western Journalists
August,14 2019 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_39695" align="alignnone" width="1080"] The newly constructed International data institute in Kigali. Rwanda refutes allegations of data falsification[/caption]  Rwanda has once again come out to refute biased reports by western journalists who officials suspect are colluding with the country’s critics to tarnish the government and its leaders.  The National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR)…
International
Bonabaana Slips on a Banana Peel of a Lie in Uganda’s Gov’t Paper
August,12 2019 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_39644" align="alignnone" width="869"] Prossy Bonabaana, “National Coordinator” for RNC in Uganda was recently promoted to the group’s Executive Committee.[/caption] In an article titled “Woman hunts for husband kidnapped four years ago”, the New Vision newspaper – Uganda’s main government mouthpiece – has given a full page to a Kampala-based senior operative of Kayumba Nyamwasa’s…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
Outgoing City Mayor Hands over to Deputy
August,05 2019 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_39423" align="alignnone" width="684"] Outgoing Mayor Chantal Rwakazina(R) hands over to Parfait Busabizwa (L), an event that was witnessed by Kigali city council chairperson Athanase Rutabingwa [/caption] Rwanda’s capital city-Kigali will wait for much more time to have an elected mayor. Outgoing mayor Chantal Rwakazina has handed over to her deputy in charge of Economic Affairs…
National
Pontius Pilate Made in Uganda: Testimony of a Rwandan Who Was Crucified in Uganda
July,23 2019 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_38904" align="alignnone" width="700"] Saidi Maniriho[/caption] You perhaps recall the story of crucifixion in the movie Passion of Christ or as narrated in the bible, but, this punishment of ancient Roman emperors could have inspired Uganda, Rwanda’s neighbor to the North.  In June 2018, Saidi Maniriho left Kigali for Kampala where his mother lives, hoping…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
We Are Moving
July,12 2019 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

In a few days, Kigali Today Ltd, which incorporates KTRadio, KTPress,  Kigali Today and KT Multi Media  will be moving from our first ever home in Nyarutarama, and relocating to Champion Investment Company’s (Chic) Building in Kigali downtown. We began in Nyarutarama neighbourhood – Gasabo district in 2011 and with your support, we have grown…
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Kwibohora25 Feted In Sweden
July,12 2019 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

Rwandans and friends of Rwanda in Sweden joined others in different parts of the world to mark 25 years of liberation as celebrations continue beyond July 4 occasion. The Rwandan Embassy in Stockholm organized the event which was attended by the Deputy Speaker of the Swedish Parliament Lotta Johnsson Fornarve as the guest of honour.…
International
Featured: Do You Dream of Using Technology to Change the World?
July,10 2019 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

Join the Andela movement to ensure that while the digital revolution may have begun in Silicon Valley, its future will be written in Lagos, Nairobi, Kampala, Kigali and cities across Africa. THE ANDELA FELLOWSHIP The Andela Fellowship is a full-time employment opportunity designed for talented and high-potential technologists to build their skills and experience on…
Technology
On The Pulpit: Meet The Preacher You Love to See
June,29 2019 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

You always warm-up when you know he/she is the one on the schedule the following Sunday. You even sometimes cancel other programs when it was communicated that the preacher would take extra time compared to the usual schedule. Here are some of the preachers and motivation speakers you love to see and listen to whenever…
Society
APR FC Sacks Mugiraneza Miggy, Iranzi, Ngabo, 13 Others over Poor Performance
June,28 2019 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

Three-time Cecafa Kagame Cup winners APR FC has sacked 16 players including captain Jean Baptise Mugiraneza a.k.a Miggy and 15 fellows citing poor performance. Team vice president Major Gen. Mubaraka Muganga who informed the team of the decision on Friday thanked the 16 for “having contributed to the success of the club.” The official also…
Sports
Watch Copa America on StarTimes Brazil and Argentina Heading to Exciting Semi
June,28 2019 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

After stuttering their way through their first two matches in the Copa América, the hosts Brazil finally found their form in their last group game to comfortably qualify for the quarter-finals of the competition. A 5-0 demolition of Peru saw the Seleção - who have won the showpiece event of South American football every time…
Sports
Kigali Arena: A New State-of-the-Art Building Is Here
June,26 2019 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

First came Kigali Convention Centre and Radisson Blu, and Kigali Heights and way earlier, Kigali City Tower a couple of years ago. Another beautiful edifice - Kigali Arena indoor stadium which kicked off in January this year is expected to be inaugurated at the beginning of next month. The 10,000-seat facility located next to Amahoro…
Sports
Featured: Andela Kigali Fellowship Cycle 10 Is Here
June,24 2019 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

Do you dream of using technology to change the world? Join the Andela movement to ensure that while the digital revolution may have begun in Silicon Valley, its future will be written in Lagos, Nairobi, Kampala, Kigali and cities across Africa. THE ANDELA FELLOWSHIP The Andela Fellowship is a full-time employment opportunity designed for talented…
Companies
Whatever Denials RNC Issues, It Is A Terror Group
June,21 2019 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_37792" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Kayumba Nyamwasa[/caption] Kayumba Nyamwasa’s RNC – a group that perpetrated grenade attacks in Rwanda between 2010 and 2014 that killed a total of 17 civilians and injured over 400 – has put out a statement claiming it is not a terrorist group. In a so-called press release Turayishimiye Jean Paul, who…
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Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
Refugee Entrepreneurs Step Up Efforts to Contribute to Rwanda’s Economy
June,20 2019 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

Today, June 20, communities and people from all walks of life are taking big and small steps in solidarity with refugees for the annual World Refugee Day. This year’s theme“Step With Refugees” was chosen in recognition of the thousands of kilometers refugees travel to find safety and rebuild their lives. Today, Inkomoko Entrepreneur Development joined…
National
When Your Stars Hit the Dance Floor
June,07 2019 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_37300" align="alignnone" width="1080"] At Unity Club Intwararumuri dinner 2018. Paola Ingabire, the Minister of ICT innovation(Middle) can also innovate musically[/caption] It’s a Friday. As you prepare to relax at your favorite hangouts, KT Press reminds you some personalities whom, if you met, can make your day. Do you know Rwanda's Minister of Justice and…
ShowBiz
The Best of Eid Prayers from The Lens of Roger Ruti
June,04 2019 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

Rwandan Muslims have joined their global community to celebrate Eid-El- Fitr as they mark the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. The Muslims in Kigali gathered at Nyamirambo regional stadium which is  considered as their headquarters. As usual, thousands of Muslims flocked to the venue for the prayers but they endured the…
Society
 Asintado Airing on StarTimes Novela E Plus
May,21 2019 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

The Filipino TV series Asintado is airing on StarTimes Novela E Plus channel since April. It brings Rwandan audience another popular “romance and revenge” story after the success of Wildflower. From each Friday to Sunday, two episodes are broadcasted per day on StarTimes Novela E Plus channel. “The fiction is astonishing and I’m sure that…
ShowBiz
The Biting Congestion in Rwanda’s Classrooms
May,21 2019 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

In February this year, Rwanda’s Prime Minister Dr. Edourd Ngirente and other top government officials drove to Karongi district in Western Province. On a tour aimed at inspecting education standards in the district, the Prime Minister and his entourage were struck by an alarming experience of pupils squeezed in one classroom at one of the…
National
My Client is Doing Well – Callixte Nsabimana’s Lawyer
May,17 2019 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

The lawyer of Nsabimana Callixte whose file is to be handed to prosecution today, has said that his client is doing well and is being taken good care of. “We have talked for two hours today to discuss about the case and he is doing well,” said lawyer Nkundabarashe Moise, whom, media has it, was…
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Tags: Sankara
Sophia the Robot Excited by Kigali’s Smart Transport System
May,15 2019 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

Sophia, a social humanoid robot developed by Hong Kong based company Hanson Robotics has made her first speech at Transform Africa summit 2019 in Kigali, while also inviting participants for a much longer session tomorrow afternoon. “I am in a great city of Kigali, in Rwanda in East Africa,” she said. At the opening sessions…
Technology
Tags: Tap And Go
Here Is Andela, Google’s Scholarship for You
May,14 2019 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_36566" align="alignnone" width="617"] Andela services beneficiaries[/caption] The Andela Learning Community (ALC 4.0) in partnership with Google and Pluralsight is back. The partners are offering scholarships for people who want to learn software engineering, starting 15 May 2019. Google and Pluralsight are companies that share Andela’s commitment to scale technology talent and learning across Africa.…
International
Victoire Ingabire Is Recruiting Based on Ethnicity
May,12 2019 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

Ingabire Victoire, a Rwandan woman who was released by presidential amnesty eight months ago has been found conducting recruitment for her non registered political party where she is interested in Hutu only, 25  years after Rwanda refused to be defined on ground of ethnicity because it led the country to the worst tragedy of 20th…
National
Tags: Ingabire
Callixte Nsabimana ‘Sankara’ in Rwanda, to be Tried Soon – Sezibera
April,30 2019 KT Press Reporter Comments(1)

Self proclaimed Major Callixte Nsabimana alias Sankara(pictured above), who claimed to be the leader of the so called National Forces for Liberation(FLN) of Rwanda, was arrested a couple of weeks ago, and will be brought before court soon, Richard Sezibera, Rwanda's Minister of Foreign Affairs has confirmed. News of the arrest of this man who claimed…
National
Tags: Rusesabagina
McKinstry Welcomes Rwanda’s Move to Compensate Contract Breach
April,27 2019 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)
[Rwanda V DR Congo, Quarter Finals - CHAN, Jan 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda. Photo © Darren McKinstry 2016, www.XtraTimeSports.net] Former Amavubi coach Jonathan McKinstry welcomed Rwanda’s intention to comply with FIFA’s ruling and pay in full the compensation owed to him for breach of contract. On April 25, the Rwandan government through the Ministry of…
Sports
The Boeing PR Disaster: Grounding the 737 Max Models
March,14 2019 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

On the 13th day of March 2019, the US Federation Aviation Administration (FAA) ordered the temporary grounding of Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 9 aircrafts, pending further investigation into the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, including examination of information from the aircraft’s black box. Any public relations practitioner will advise when a disaster of…
Companies
Two Dead In Kamonyi Truck Smash
January,21 2017 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_9821" align="alignnone" width="675"] Aboard the FUSO truck the driver and a female passenger were squeezed inside the cabin[/caption] A fatal accident has cost lives of a driver and a passenger on board two trucks in Rwabashyashya village, near Kamonyi district headquarters along Kigali Huye highway. The accident was caused by a collision of  the…
National, News
Rwandan police killed in Haiti
December,31 2015 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_4441" align="aligncenter" width="663"] Police officers at a pass-out event in Rwanda which has been having some 160 officers in Haiti including 22 women[/caption]   Two police officers part of the Rwandan peacekeeping contingent in Haiti have been shot dead, the National Police announced Thursday in a statement. The officers are both female – were…
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