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France, Rwanda Sign €45.8M Financing Agreement to Support National COVID-19 Response
June,30 2020 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

Rwanda and France have signed a credit facility agreement and a grant, to the tune of €45.8 million (approximately 45.8 billion) aimed at supporting the Government’s response to the COVID-19 epidemic as well as providing support to the country’s Vocational Training system. The €40 million Credit facility agreement (about Frw 42 billion) will support Government's  …
Economy
Tags: Dvpt Agencies
Kagame Chairs the RPF Extended National Executive Committee Meeting
June,26 2020 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

The chairman of Rwanda Patriotic Front(RPF) Inkotanyi, President Paul Kagame is chairing the party's executive committee meeting, Rwanda's ruling party has announced.  "The @rpfinkotanyi Chairman H.E @PaulKagame  has arrived at the party headquarters in Rusororo where he will preside over an RPF Extended National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting bringing together at least 250 RPF members including leaders…
National
Tags: RPF
25 Outstanding Women Entrepreneurs Selected for BK Urumuri 4th Edition 
June,02 2020 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

On June 1st 2020, 25 women-led businesses out of 130 applicants were selected for this year’s BK Urumuri 4th edition. These women entrepreneurs will receive a six (6) months business accelerator program, including business training and consulting from Inkomoko Entrepreneur Development, and a chance to win a 0% interest loan from Bank of Kigali.  The…
Companies
Tags: BK
China Pledges $2 bn for COVID-19 Response
May,22 2020 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

China will provide US$2 billion over two years to help with COVID-19 response and with economic and social development in affected countries, especially developing countries, Xi Jinping President of the People’s Republic of China said early this week. Xi was speaking at the Virtual Event of Opening of the 73rd World Health Assembly, may 18.…
Special Reports
Tags: Coronavirus
Announcement: Explanation of Motives of Changing Names by Hakizimana Ally Muhamad
May,20 2020 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

We are hereby publishing an announcement from Hakizimana Ally Mohamad who wants to change his name into Manzi Ally in accordance with Rwandan laws.
National
Reality Check of US Allegations Against China on COVID-19
May,14 2020 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

BEIJING, May 9 (Xinhua) -- Recently, some US politicians and media outlets have been fabricating preposterous allegations and lies of one kind or another in order to shift the blame to China for their inadequate response to COVID-19. However, as Abraham Lincoln said, “You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of…
National
Tags: Coronavirus, Coronavirus Bigstory
Featured: MYI and KIA MOTORS Contribute to Relief Support
May,10 2020 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

Merry Year International(hereinafter referred to as MYI) under the support KIA has early this week contributed to the country's relief support which intends to help the Rwandan community who were affected by the COVID-19 lockdown. The support was extended to the citizens of Gahengeri Sector, Rwamagana district where affected farmers were looking forward to support…
Society
Tags: Moto
Rwanda – World Bank Sign $ 100M Financing Agreement to Support COVID-19 Response in Energy
May,04 2020 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_3900" align="alignnone" width="660"] Rwanda's methane gas energy extracted from the Lake to its national grid[/caption] The Government of Rwanda and the World Bank today signed a US$100 million (approximately Rwf 93.1 billion) supplemental financing agreement for the Third Rwanda Energy Sector Development Policy Operation (DPO). The supplemental financing which comes in the form of…
Economy
Forensic Lab Workers Come to the Aid of Genocide Survivor
May,04 2020 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

May 3 will be registered on the list of unforgettable days in the life of Rachel Nyiramagori, a Genocide widow from Kanzenze sector of Rubavu district.  On that day, the elderly woman received two cows from Rwanda Forensic Laboratory(RFL) after the unidentified people believed to be motivated by the Genocide ideology killed her cow on…
Society
Video: Kagame Rubbishes ‘RDF in DRC’ Claims, Questions UN Force Role
April,29 2020 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

During a virtual Press conference on April 27, 2020, President Paul Kagame answered several questions, gave some updates be it on the situation of COVID-19 and relationship with neighbouring countries. He, among others, spoke about circulating allegations that Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) was in the Democratic Republic of Congo (RDF), involved in the upsurge of…
Regional
Peter Verlinden’s Wife Marie Bamutese and her Original Home in Bugesera
April,19 2020 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_51596" align="alignnone" width="507"] Peter Verlinden and wife[/caption] It is Friday morning in Bugesera district and windy weather overshadows a commonly harsh scotching sun in the Eastern Province district of Rwanda. KT Press reporters kick off a 30km journey to one of the District’s remotest sectors; Nyarugenge sector located near the border of Rwanda and…
Special Reports
Relief Support: Rwandan Community in South Sudan Donates Rwf 14.5M
April,19 2020 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_51574" align="alignnone" width="1008"] Some members of the Rwandan community in South Sudan in an earlier activity with locals[/caption] Rwandan Community in South Sudan has contributed an amount equivalent to 14,500,000 Rwf ($15,394) to support Rwanda's relief support to families that cannot go out for work during this COVID-19 lockdown. The Community in South Sudan…
Society
COVID-19: Chinese Medical Team Arrives in Addis
April,17 2020 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_51477" align="alignnone" width="680"] The Chinese Medical team upon arrival at Bole International airport- Addis Ababa[/caption] An anti-pandemic medical expert team, dispatched by the government of China, arrived by charter plane in Addis Ababa yesterday - April 16, to assist Ethiopia's efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. The experts specialize in various areas, including…
Regional
Byanyima’s Fictitious Tale of a Kagame Meeting in Mwenda’s The Independent
March,18 2020 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_50032" align="alignnone" width="780"] Winnie-Byanyima[/caption] On March 16, Andrew Mwenda’s The Independent published a highly sensational and fictitious article titled “How Besigye’s wife negotiated a deal between Museveni and Kagame.” A bizarrely titled piece that reduces the executive head of a UN agency to someone's mere appendage rather than in her own merit, starts and…
Regional
Video: No Handshake – Kagame Leads By Example
March,11 2020 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

As Rwanda tightens measures against deadly Coronavirus #COVID19 ,this is how President Kagame greeted leaders on arrival at Nasho Solar-powered Irrigation Project in Nasho, Kirehe district - eastern Province. One of the measures is to avoid handshake. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIxhPrX_Xnk Photos: Plaisir Muzogeye Video: Richard Kwizera
Economy
Tags: Coronavirus
Rwanda Prisons Body Refutes Death Rumours of Dr Christopher Kayumba
March,10 2020 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

Rwanda Correctional Services (RCS) has denied rumours circulating on Social Media over the death of Dr. Christopher Kayumba - a seasoned journalist and University lecturer who was recently detained at Nyarugenge prison. "RCS denies rumors circulating on social media that Dr. KAYUMBA Christopher has died. He is alive and well, and is currently remanded in…
National
Featured: On StarTimes; No Ronaldo Ibrahimovic Showdown in Coppa Italia
March,04 2020 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_49495" align="alignnone" width="601"] Coppa Italia[/caption] Most football fans will agree that goals are what makes the Beautiful Game special. And when it comes to goals, there are a number of players who stand out head and shoulders above all others and when they play, football fans throughout the world stand still and watch. Cristiano…
Sports
Menstrual Hygiene; How Gikuriro program is saving girls
March,03 2020 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

Fideline Dushime is a 13-year-old primary six pupil at Nyarugenge Primary School. At her age, she has reached menstrual period. What turned out a total trauma due to lack of menstrual hygiene needs is what she now describes a miracle. While other girls around schools have suffered menstrual stress due to lack of “Girls’ room”…
National
Rwanda Prosecution Confirms Kizito Mihigo Committed Suicide
February,26 2020 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_48903" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Kizito Mihigo[/caption] Rwanda's National Public Prosecution Authority (NPPA) has confirmed that Kizito Mihigo who was found dead in a Police cell on the morning of the 17th February, committed suicide. Mihigo was laid to rest on Saturday, February 22. Read more details surrounding Kizito Mihigo's death here
National
Tags: Kizito Mihigo
Rwanda Police Takes Road Safety Campaign Across Tour du Rwanda Routes
February,24 2020 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

This could probably be the biggest opportunity for Rwanda Police to reach out to massive crowds watching Tour du Rwanda - the most exciting and much followed sport in Rwanda. Rwanda Police (RNP) and Rwanda Cycling Federation (FERWACY) have entered a partnership to further push efforts to promote Gerayo Amahoro - a road safety campaign…
National
Ugandan President Peddles Own Propaganda in Tarnishing Rwanda for Problems of his Own Doing
February,23 2020 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_49003" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni[/caption] Before the ink had dried on the extradition treaty signed by both Uganda and Rwanda in the presence of the heads of state of Angola and DRC, Ugandan president Museveni was saying things to deliberately undermine it. Among other things he falsely asserted that, “he is not…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
Chinese Doctors and Nurses are Extraordinary – African Student after Coronavirus Cure
February,21 2020 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_48839" align="alignnone" width="660"] The Cameroonian student hours before he was discharged from hospital[/caption] Pavel, a student from Cameroon,is the first, and till now the only African patient to be diagnosed with novel coronavirus pneumonia (NCP) in China. From confirmation on January 30, to isolation and treatment, till discharge from hospital on February 10,what struck…
Society
Kagame Hosts Angola, DRC Presidents Ahead of Quadripartite Meeting
February,21 2020 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

  President Paul Kagame on Friday hosted President João Lourenço of Angola and President Felix Tshisekedi of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) ahead of quadripartite meeting between Rwanda and Uganda later today. the meeting will take place at Gatuna/Katuna common border between the two countries. Both Presidents Lourenço and Tshisekedi have been facilitating the two…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
Photos: Light Moments at Umwiherero
February,18 2020 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

It is Day Three, and Umwiherero - or the 17th National Leadership Retreat, nears its closure at Rwanda Defence Force Combat Training Centre in Gabiro, Gatsibo district in Eastern Rwanda. Whenever this annual event is about to start, Rwandans within and outside the country wait in anxiety. But mostly wait for the event to hear…
National
Tags: Umwiherero
Uganda-Rwanda Relations: Is Uganda’s Ink Dry?
February,17 2020 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_48257" align="alignnone" width="320"] Ad Hoc committee meeting in Kampala Dec 2019[/caption] The ink is barely dry on the latest communiques from the next round of meetings to resolve the ongoing Rwanda-Uganda crisis, and there are signs that Uganda is looking for reasons to renege on any agreement that may be reached, or pull out…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
Featured: Watch Copa Del Rey with StarTimes, A New Look Copa Sparkles
February,05 2020 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

Like several domestic competitions the Copa del Rey has been struggling with crowd interest dwindling, clubs not taking it very seriously and players concentrating on league performances. This prompted Spanish football officials to introduce a host of new regulations at the beginning of the season and as the competition goes into the quarterfinals this week,…
Sports
Sponsored: Access to Finance Rwanda Welcomes £6m Commitment from UK Aid for Financial Sector Development Initiative
January,20 2020 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)
  London: Access to Finance Rwanda today, January 20, welcomes a £6m commitment from UK Aid, part of a £320m package that will initiate an ambitious new phase of financial sector development across the continent. Announced ahead of the UK-Africa Investment Summit in London, the package includes additional funding for 9 existing Financial Sector Deepening Programmes…
Economy
Sponsored: UNESCO Multisectoral Regional Office for West Africa and StarTimes Establish Partnership
January,20 2020 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

On 24 December 2019, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Multisectoral Regional Office for West Africa (hereafter called “UNESCO”) and the StarTimes Communication Network Technology Co. Ltd. (hereafter called “StarTimes”), an Africa’s leading digital TV operator, formally established a partnership by signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU). The Parties agreed, through joint and…
Technology
Rwanda-Uganda Relations: Min Nduhungirehe Tells Amnesty Int’l to ‘Keep quiet’
January,07 2020 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_19802" align="alignnone" width="1085"] Fidele Gatsinzi upon arrival from Uganda in December 2017 where he endured extreme torture by Ugandan intelligence services.[/caption] Rwanda’s State Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in charge of East African Community Affairs, Amb. Olivier Nduhungirehe, has blasted Amnesty International’s Eastern Africa chapter for its cynical stand on the ongoing…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
Every Voice Counts: Meet the Men who Have Grasped Gender Concept
December,23 2019 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_46220" align="alignnone" width="640"] Some of exemplary married men (role models) identified in EVC districts[/caption] Gone are days when a woman is called a housewife whose fate is to be confined inside her compound. Men and women in Huye district – Southern Province have come to a greater gender equality understanding, according to which, supporting…
Society
Kampeta Sayinzoga Appointed CEO of The Development Bank Of Rwanda Plc
December,20 2019 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

 
Economy
Tags: BRD
StarTimes Sponsored: Supercoppa Italiana -Ronaldo Looking for More Glory in Saudi Arabia
December,20 2019 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

Rapidly approaching the twilight of his career, Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo knows that opportunities to add to his already impressive array of silverware are dwindling. On Sunday, the King Saud University Stadium in Riyadh in Saudi Arabia will be the unlikely venue as he attempts to win a second successive Supercoppa Italiana as his Juventus…
Sports
Sponsored: StarTimes in 2019
December,17 2019 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

Since entering the African market in 2008, StarTimes has spared no effort to realize its ambitious vision: "To ensure that every African family can access, afford, watch and share the beauty of digital TV". And today, StarTimes serves 30 million users in 37 countries. This phenomenal growth made StarTimes the Africa’s most dynamic TV operator.…
Technology
Mateke’s Links to Anti Rwanda Armed Groups Date Way Back
December,14 2019 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_45808" align="alignnone" width="954"] Philemon Mateke(Left) and  Habumukiza Theoneste, his sponsored militiaman who said is a university graduate. He was part of Musanze attacks by RUD Urunana, October 3,2019[/caption] When the second meeting of the AdHoc Commission for the implementation of the Luanda Memorandum of Understanding convened in Kampala on Friday, Rwanda tabled seven key…
Regional
Tags: Deportees, Rwanda-Uganda Relations
Rwanda Bends Backwards for Peace as Uganda Commits to RNC
December,11 2019 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_19805" align="alignnone" width="1085"] Gatsinzi shows swollen feet upon arrival in Rwanda.[/caption] Exactly one year ago, the crisis between Uganda and Rwanda began to take a sharp turn for worse as the first Rwandan was dumped at our common border. Fidele Gatsinzi’s extensive torture, with marks visible across his entire body, meant he couldn’t stand…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
A US Intern’s Very Misleading Take on Strained Rwanda-Uganda Relations
December,02 2019 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_37911" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Trucks at Gatuna border[/caption] A young American intern who recently returned to his country after a short stint in Rwanda as a volunteer for US social program, the Peace Corps is now a self-styled expert on Rwanda. Neil Edwards who is currently interning at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), a…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
Photos: First Lady Attends Car Free Day
December,01 2019 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

Rwanda's First Lady Jeannette Kagame on Sunday joined Rwandans and visitors to Rwanda in the Car free day, a bi-monthly fitness exercise that was used to mark World Aids Day. During today’s Car Free Day, participants got free medical check-ups aimed at preventing and fighting Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs), which are currently on the rise…
National
Kampala-Kigali Relations, Uganda’s Supposed Truth Tellers have Become Part of the Problem
November,25 2019 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_45003" align="alignnone" width="993"] Rwanda-Uganda flags[/caption] Too often during the current strained relations between Uganda and Rwanda, Kampala’s media has abjectly failed its country’s citizens in as far as helping them understand the real causes of the issue. And one of the ways the Ugandan media has failed its people is in not pointing out…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
A Stolen Bicycle and An Offer To Be A Rebel Fighter
November,25 2019 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_44930" align="alignnone" width="708"] Hitimana Emmanuel[/caption] Another week, another group of Rwandans relate tales of torture, and other forms of ill treatment in Ugandan jails. It has become a well-practised routine. Rwandans in their ones or twos are either found unceremoniously deposited at the Rwanda-Uganda border in the dead of night, or they find their…
Special Reports
The Genocide Against Tutsi In the Eyes of 9 Year Old Child
November,23 2019 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_44901" align="alignnone" width="3120"] Uwera Astrida and her son who is turning ten[/caption] In April this year as we started the 25th commemoration of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi, I realized that my 9 year old eldest, is the same age as I was then. Whenever I have tried to explain to him what…
Special Reports
Inside the Homes of Rwanda’s Celebrities
November,22 2019 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_44856" align="alignnone" width="640"] Ndayishimiye Jean Luc a.k.a Bakame, the AS Kigali Goal Keeper and long time serving Amavubi goalkeeper has got himself a home in the outskirts of Kigali city[/caption] When they get on stage, you are excited or whenever they score a goal, you celebrate with them excitingly but you never knew that…
ShowBiz
New Sport Minister to Transform National Stadium Into Centre for Sport
November,15 2019 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_44420" align="alignnone" width="640"] L-R: Rosemary Mbabazi, Minister of Youth and Culture , Senator Esperance Nyirasafari, Munyangaju Aurore Mimosa, new Sport Minister[/caption] The outgoing Minister of Sport and Culture, Senator Nyirasafari Esperance has today handed over to her successor Aurore Mimosa Munyangaju, who is taking over as new sport Minister while Culture docket was handed over…
National
ICYMI: Gov’t Officials’ Colorful Swearing In Ceremony
November,15 2019 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

Five Ministers, four army Generals were the reason of national celebrations at Rwanda Parliament - November 14,2019. Accompanied by families and friends, in the presence of the country's top officials, the cabinet, the parliament, the judiciary, the officials were sworn in at parliamentary building, an event that was presided over by the Head of State…
National
Daily Monitor Thinks Luanda MoU is About the Border
November,15 2019 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

A rather lengthy article was published in Uganda's Daily Monitor on Wednesday November 13 under the headline 'Will Uganda-Rwanda meeting diffuse border crisis?" The article was written in anticipation of the second ad-hoc meeting on the implementation of the Luanda MoU signed, in August 2019, between the presidents of Rwanda and Uganda. The MoU sought…
Regional
Tags: Kampala, Luanda, Rwanda-Uganda Relations
Online Publishing Portal to be Launched in Rwanda
November,14 2019 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

  NABU – a publishing network that fosters children’s literacy in the mother tongue, will tomorrow launch an online portal in which authors of vernacular Kinyarwanda can write several books and view them through the portal. The initiative is a collaboration between NABU and Bloomberg Philanthropies. Founded in New York in 2013, NABU has a…
National
Sponsored: More Than 18 Million Users Are Getting Fun on StarTimes ON
November,11 2019 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

If you asked a friend who has lived in China for a while: “Any specific festivals recently in China?”  He or she probably will tell you something about the “Double Eleven Carnival”.  Double Eleven Carnival refers to the online promotion day on 11 November every year, which originates from the online promotion activities held by…
Companies
Uganda’s Daily Monitor Newspaper Pushes Museveni Propaganda Rather than Advocate Solutions
November,05 2019 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_19803" align="alignnone" width="1085"] One of Rwandans return home after months of captivity in Uganda.[/caption] Daily Monitor in its Sunday publication wrote an editorial in which the paper labors to draw a moral equivalence regarding the bad relations between Rwanda and Uganda, which has escalated over the past couple of years. The editorial entitled “get…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
Sponsored: Japan Joins Rwanda to Emphasize Community Engagement As A Pillar of Ebola Prevention
November,01 2019 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

 The Ambassador of Japan to Rwanda, His Excellency Mr. Takayuki Miyashita, joined Rwanda to emphasize community engagement in preventing Ebola. Mr.Tukayuki along with Dr. Mwinga Kasonde, World Health Organisation Rwanda Office Representative  and State Minister for Primary Health Care and Public Health Dr. Patrick Ndimubanzi conducted an Ebola Virus Disease community mobilization exercise on the…
Society
Rwanda Investigation Bureau Gets New Spokesperson
October,25 2019 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_43188" align="alignnone" width="790"] Marie Michelle Umuhoza is the new RIB Spokesperson[/caption] Marie Michelle Umuhoza has been appointed the new Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB)’s Spokesperson replacing Mbabazi Modeste, the body announced in a tweet this evening. Umuhoza was on Monday, November 19, 2018, appointed Investigation analyst during an Extraordinary Cabinet Meeting chaired by President Paul Kagame.…
National
CMI Finally Lets it Be Known it Illegally Has Rwandans in Its Custody
October,25 2019 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_43163" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Fidele Gatsinzi, one among many Rwandans who were previously arrested, detained , tortured then dumped at the Uganda - Rwanda border[/caption] In a development that further exposes as completely false the Kampala establishment’s endless denials that “it has no Rwandans in detention”, Ugandan Military Intelligence, CMI, reportedly has succumbed to pressure…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
Rwanda Secures CHAN 2020 Ticket After Beating Ethiopia
October,19 2019 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

A sole goal – an equalizer by Amavubi striker Ernest Sugira in the game against Ethiopia’s Wallas has given Rwanda  qualification for the African Nations Championship (CHAN2020) in Cameroun. In this return leg that was played at Kigali regional stadium, the Wallas spared no effort to score and actually win after losing to Amavubi 1-0…
Sports
Rwanda: Nigerian Lecturer Arrested Over Alleged Defilement of 15-Year-Old Girl
October,19 2019 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_42750" align="alignnone" width="706"] A section of UR's Nyagatare campus where the suspect is a lecturer.[/caption] Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) has arrested a Nigerian lecturer at the University of Rwanda (UR) after he was allegedly caught sleeping with a 15-year-old teen in Nyagatare district, Eastern Province. The lecturer, Dr John Dorotimi who teaches at the…
National
Kagame in Central Africa Republic for Official Visit
October,15 2019 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame today arrived in the Central Africa Republic for a one-day official visit. This is the first visit President Kagame makes to the mineral and oil-rich African nation since President Faustin-Archange Touadéra assumed office on March 2016. The two leaders, according to President Kagame’s office, will hold a tête a tête at…
Regional
Discover Rwanda’s Young Traditional Talents ‘Intayoberana’
October,14 2019 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_42287" align="alignnone" width="640"] Intayoberana[/caption] Fresh from the East Africa Got Talent(EAGT) where they represented Rwanda very well to secure the second position, the Intayoberana junior, a young talented traditional troop has attracted the attention of event organizers. In the week-end, the troop performed at the launch of NBA Junior sponsored event; the inauguration of a…
ShowBiz
Video: The Best of Rwanda Mountain Gorilla Rally
October,09 2019 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

Kigali city, Bugesera and Rwamagana districts were in the week-end, the place to go,especially for the sport lovers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqBKbEyfB_w&t=603s The Rwanda Mountain Gorilla which has always attracted the crowd along the road did not disappoint. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzXz-RyknwM Ten teams exhibited a big show and they included Rwandans who would even win the race. Jean Claude Gakwaya…
Sports
Political Parties Forum Proposes New Senate Candidate
October,03 2019 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_41494" align="alignnone" width="478"] MURANGWA NDANGIZA Hadidja[/caption] The Rwanda National Forum of Political Parties Organization (NFPO) has elected Mrs. MURANGWA NDANGIZA Hadidja, from Ideal Democratic Party PDI, as its new candidate to Rwanda Senate, to replace Mrs. UWAMURERA Salama. The replacement comes two days after The Supreme Court rejected the nomination of Salama Uwamurera from…
National
In Pictures: Rayon Sports’ Shock Defeat to AS Kigali
October,02 2019 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

Anything can happen, so the sporting cliche goes, on Tuesday 1st October, anything did happen to Rayon Sports, when they were unexpectedly second best to AS Kigali, in the final of the Super Cup. Much to the bewilderment of Rayon fans who came expecting a win, at the end of the full 90 minutes, the…
Sports
President Kagame, Dr Tedros Defend Health As Foundation of African Prosperity
September,23 2019 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame and the Director-General of World Health Organisation (WHO) Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, have published a joint opinion that defends Health as the centre stage for African prosperity. President Kagame and Dr Tedros, originally from Ethiopian, published the article in the UK-based Financial Times ahead of the 74th Session of the United…
International
Pictorial: How Patriots Were Crowned Champions of BK Basketball League
September,22 2019 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

If you were in Rwanda's capital Kigali last night and never headed straight to magnificent Kigali Arena, you probably could be in regrets by now - at least if you are a Basketball lover. Not so far from the game, you also could have missed a fully-packed in-door Arena, which, according to testimonies from spectators,…
National
Kagame Appoints Former Sports Minister to the Senate
September,20 2019 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has appointed former Sports and Culture Minister Esperance Nyirasafari to the Senate. In the same appointment, the President appointed Alvera Mukabaramba who, prior to the new post, has been the State Minister in charge of Social Affairs in the Ministry of Local Government . The President also appointed Francois Habiyakare and Dr.…
National
American Couple Pushes Rwandan Students to Save Environment
September,09 2019 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

Sometime in 2004, Mark Sullivan Kristin Jensen Sullivan – an American couple travelled to Rwanda as tourists to visit different parts of the country. On a visit to volcanoes national park to see gorillas, and Nyungwe national park, the couple was left overwhelmed by Rwanda’s stance to conserve the environment. In return, an idea came…
National
Tags: Environment
Kampala’s Anti-Rwanda Hostility Continues to Backfire on Ugandan Business, Trade
September,02 2019 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

An article in the current issue of the East African newspaper under the headline, ‘Feuds hurt Rwanda’s informal cross border trade”, leaves a lot to be desired in informing its readers on the issue, going by analysis of trade figures. The writer of the story – which also is published in Uganda’s Daily Monitor, a…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
Rwanda, UAE in Bid to Boost Business Linkages
August,30 2019 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

Rwanda and United Arab Emirates (UAE) are in a drive to increase business linkages between the private sectors of the two countries following a visit by a high level delegation from the Middle Eastern country to Rwanda. As part of its strategy to forge further partnerships as well as facilitate increased investments in Rwanda from…
Economy
Woman Tries to Conduct Hajj at Adolescence, Finally Succeeds at 86
August,26 2019 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_40112" align="alignnone" width="640"] Amina Mukanduhura(Middle)[/caption] Amina Mukanduhura 86, from Rugobagoba, Kamonyi district does not know life outside the Muslim community. Since her youthful age, she heard of stories of Mecca commonly known as Islam’s holiest city, as it’s the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad and the faith itself. She dreamt to conduct the famous,…
Society
The Best of Umuganura 2019 Celebrations
August,26 2019 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

From the start of August this year, Rwanda, through the Ministry of Culture and Sports, organized Umuganura – Rwanda’s traditional ceremony in which the community come together to celebrate fruits of their hard work. [caption id="attachment_39375" align="alignnone" width="699"] Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente(second right) and Ministers Esperance Nyirasafari of Sports and Culture and Anastase Shyaka of…
Society
Ugandan Leader and his Minions Dishonor the Terms of the Luanda MoU, then Blame Kigali!
August,26 2019 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

  [caption id="attachment_39953" align="alignnone" width="611"] President Museveni and President Paul Kagame shortly after signing the MoU.[/caption] Many Rwandans are completely lost for words by the behavior of Museveni and his government. One would have thought that the Ugandan leadership – even in its endless provocations of Rwanda – still retained some sense of understanding that…
Regional
Tags: Luanda, Rwanda-Uganda Relations
Allegations of Ugandan Minerals being Smuggled into Rwanda Don’t Hold Water, Officials
August,22 2019 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_2629" align="alignnone" width="620"] Mineworkers at a mineral site in Rwanda.[/caption] A report in the Daily Monitor of Monday this week under the headline, “Uganda seizes minerals smuggled to Rwanda”, makes several claims implying unrestrained cross-border smuggling that Kigali authorities find completely fabricated. The article claims that Ugandan police “impounded at least a ton of…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
Nunu Johnson, Another Victim of CMI Torture Dies in Ntungamo
August,21 2019 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_39907" align="alignnone" width="480"] Nunu Johnson[/caption] A Ugandan man of Rwandan origin who was falsely accused of spying for Rwanda has succumbed to a premature death less than a year after CMI released him from detention where they had continuously subjected him to torture. Nunu Johnson, a businessman in Ntungamo District passed away at 60…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
CNN Wouldn’t Call Al-Qaeda Political Opposition; Why do it for Rwanda?
July,29 2019 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

  [caption id="attachment_39106" align="alignnone" width="980"] ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 29: People sit outside of the CNN Center on November 29, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. CNN announced that is has named former NBC Universal chief Jeff Zucker as its new top executive. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)[/caption] President Donald Trump has time and again made…
International
CNLG Dismisses Rwigara Allegations, Tantamount to Denial
July,16 2019 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_38738" align="aligncenter" width="465"] Ms. Rwigara during a press conference on Tuesday[/caption] The National Commission for the fight against Genocide (CNLG) has dismissed allegations by self-styled opposition politician Diane Rwigara purporting that genocide survivors continue to be killed under unclear circumstances as fabrications, utter lies and an attempt to trivialize the 1994 Genocide against the…
National
Cyangugu, Kigali Anglican Churches Get New Bishops
July,16 2019 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_38729" align="alignnone" width="414"] Rev Francis Karemera, the new bishop of Cyangugu Diocese[/caption] The House of Bishop of the Anglican church of Rwanda has elected Rev Francis Karemera bishop of Cyangugu Diocese. Karemera will turn 60 on December 3. Born in Gahini – Kayonza district which is literarily the ancestor of Anglican church of Rwanda,  Karemera…
National
Angola Summit: Uganda-Rwanda Tensions on Agenda
July,12 2019 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

On Friday, Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame arrived in Angola’s capital Luanda to attend a quadripartite summit also attended by Presidents Félix Tshisekedi of DR Congo, Yoweri Museveni of Uganda and their host President João Lourenço. The meeting is set to discuss the insecurity in the region and especially look into Rwanda’s recent public complaints that…
Regional
Tags: Luanda, Rwanda-Uganda Relations
Uganda Expo: Rwanda Tea Scoops All the Best Awards
June,28 2019 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

Rwanda’s tea has won all the awards - five including the overall award at the fourth Africa Tea Convention and Exhibition that is taking place in Kampala, Uganda from the 26th to 28th June 2019. The Rwandan tea factories were announced as the award winners on June 26, 2019 for their best quality tea in…
Economy
Africa’s Biggest “Digital Dividend” lies in its Rural Areas, Argues New Report
June,24 2019 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

A joint report released by the panel of agriculture and food security experts has revealed that Africa’s agriculture could be driven by modern technology, hence allowing farmers to leapfrog modern practices. The study, conducted by Malabo Montpellier Panel – a group of international agriculture experts who guide policy choices that accelerate progress towards food security…
Regional
From Religious Mission to Extreme Torture in Uganda – a Rwandan Pastor Narrates Ordeal
June,13 2019 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_37483" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Rev. Jean de Dieu Singirankabo.[/caption] In 2006, Rev. Jean de Dieu Singirankabo left Rwanda and went to preach the word of God in Uganda. A member of the Association des Eglises Pantecote au Rwanda – ADEPR, Singirankabo and his family settled in Uganda and started his mission of preaching. Thirteen years…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
Angelo Izama Confirms What is Already Known: Museveni’s Unrelenting Desire to Control Rwanda
June,08 2019 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

On Saturday, June 8, 2019, the Ugandan journalist Angelo Izama wrote in the Daily Monitor an article titled “How clashes of Egos drag Uganda and Rwanda to conflict.” The article is part of a series of publications in Uganda’s newspapers that illustrate the misrepresentation of the current dispute between the two countries by the Ugandan…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
Anti-Rwanda Propagandists Posthumously Baptize Camille Nkurunziza “Kagame’s Bodyguard”
June,05 2019 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

It has come to light that Camille Nkurunziza, the Cape Town-based RNC operative that South African Police killed in a hail of bullets never was a “bodyguard” to President Kagame, contrary to widely repeated allegations in Uganda’s media. The Kampala media, including mainstream newspapers like The New Vision and Daily Monitor in addition to multitudes…
Regional
Kagame Meets Carnegie Mellon University Students
May,30 2019 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

Rwanda's President Paul Kagame on Thursday met and interacted with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) - Project Rwanda students. The project is a student-led community service initiative that connects CMU students from its Pittsburgh, Qatar and Rwanda campuses with the aim of enhancing the educational experience of Rwandan youth through technology. The project further facilitates the…
International
Tags: International Universities
Rwanda Responds to Uganda Over Friday Incident
May,26 2019 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

Rwanda government through Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has responded to Uganda over an incident that involved the death of two people on Friday night. Below is the statement:
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
Ugandan Foreign Minister Hoodwinks Kampala’s Diplomatic Corps
May,17 2019 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_36711" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Uganda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sam Kutesa (R)briefing diplomatic corps on Friday.[/caption] Uganda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sam Kutesa, on Friday 17 May 2019, gathered together Kampala’s diplomatic corps to make a number of allegations against Rwanda that cannot be sustained with facts. The allegations ranged from some such as, “Rwanda…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
Museveni Gags Independent Media; Gives Free Reign to RNC
May,04 2019 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(1)

[caption id="attachment_36241" align="alignnone" width="686"] Kayumba Nyamwasa is the latest to appear in Uganda Government-run paper The New Vision.[/caption] On Saturday, 4 May 2019, the Uganda Government paper The New Vision published a long front-page Q & A piece, “Nyamwasa: Why I fell out with Kagame.” Kayumba Nyamwasa is the South Africa-based convicted fugitive leader of…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
RIB, Health Ministry Close Down Illegal Health Facilities
April,25 2019 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) in collaboration with the Ministry of health closed down a number of clinics and other health facilities operating illegally within the City of Kigali. This is part of the ongoing joint inspection within private health facilities operating in Kigali to ensure better health standards and quality service delivery. This inspection is…
National
Tags: RIB
Expulsion from ALL FIFA Competitions in the Offing for Rwanda over Non-payment of McKinstry
April,16 2019 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_35753" align="alignnone" width="2048"] Coach McKinstry speaks with players during training [Rwanda Training Camp before AFCON2017 Qualifier Vs Ghana on 5 Sep 2015 in Kigali, Rwanda. Photo © Darren McKinstry 2015][/caption] Rwandan football is heading to its worst moment in its footballing history as the country stands to be expelled from all FIFA Competitions effective…
Sports
CMI Detains Rwandan Church Leader On Concocted Charges
March,29 2019 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_35059" align="alignnone" width="1024"] ADEPR General headquarters in Kigali[/caption] The notorious Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) of Uganda has struck again in its continued witch hunting of Rwandan nationals. This time one of its victims is a church leader, Theoneste Ntakirutimana, who heads the ADEPR church in Uganda. Uganda Police arrested Ntakirutimana at the Katwe…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
Serial Killer Arrested in Eastern Rwanda
March,19 2019 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

Security organs in Katebagemu Sector of Nyagatare district in Eastern Province have arrested a man who is alleged to have killed four children in different period of time. Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) Spokesperson told KT Press on Tuesday that John Twagirayezu, 30 was arrested on March 18, 2019 after discovering four dead bodies of children…
National
10-Year-Old Donates Rwf50M to Orphans
March,16 2019 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

In 2009, Ava Holtzman was 18 months when she and her Dad Marc Holtzman visited Gisimba Orphanage in Rwanda. Like many visitors, her Dad to took her out to visit Gisimba memorial center which was then an orphanage in outskirts of Kigali city, before government closing down all orphanages and having all orphans adopted in…
National
Statements Against Rwanda Diversionary – Gov’t
March,14 2019 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_30496" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Minister of Foreign affairs and regional cooperation Richard Sezibera[/caption] Rwanda has dismissed statements from Uganda about the current crisis between both countries. A statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and regional cooperation this morning reads as follows: The recent statements issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uganda…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta Remarks During a Working Visit to Rwanda
March,11 2019 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

Thank you very much, dear brother, and thank you for the invitation and the opportunity to address these wonderful people. When the President told me you are meeting and having a retreat, I told him that, as a friend, a brother, and a neighbor, I would like to come and see how you people run…
National
Kagame in Cape Town for the Young Presidents’ Organisation Summit
March,06 2019 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

President Kagame has arrived in Cape Town, South Africa to attend the Young Presidents’ Organisation (YPO) EDGE; YPO’s largest flagship event. Hosted on a different continent each year, EDGE convenes around 2,500 participants to address key issues in business, politics, science, technology, philanthropy and the humanities. The President is expected to hold a fireside chat…
International
Urine Selling Like Hot Cake in Huye District  
February,21 2019 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_33473" align="alignnone" width="1000"] The containers full of urine at Sovu plant. The urine is mixed with other organic waste to make good fertilizer[/caption] The containers full of urine at Sovu plant. The urine is mixed with other organic waste to make good fertilizer A new factory has started production of fertilizer from a combination of domestic…
Economy
China – Africa Shared Future in the Making
February,11 2019 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_33230" align="alignnone" width="1600"] South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa addressing the 6th Conference of the Chinese and African Entrepreneurs at the China National Convention Centre.[/caption] Delegates in the China Africa cooperation are sparing no effort to help players from either part walk the talk in the agenda that intends to bring China closer to Africa.…
International
Rwanda Welcomes Extradition of Genocide Fugitive Vincent Murekezi
January,28 2019 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_32738" align="alignnone" width="873"] Vincent Murekezi upon arrival at Kigali International airport.[/caption] Rwanda’s National Public Prosecution Authority has welcomed as a good move by Malawian authorities who handed over Vincent Murekezi – a genocide fugitive who has battled extradition for about 15 years. “I would like to thank authorities in Malawi notably the Ministry of…
National
Cut from the Same Cloth: Rwanda Patriotic Front and Sweden’s Social Democratic Party
January,27 2019 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_32659" align="alignnone" width="950"] Sweden’s Ambassador to Rwanda, Jenny Ohlsson and Tito Rutaremara.[/caption] Rwanda has been dubbed the “Switzerland of Africa” but, judging from an interview in Sunday’s broadcast of KTRadio’s 'Rwanda Beyond The Headlines', Sweden may be a better comparison, certainly when it comes to the dominant politics of the country. The interview explored…
International
TRIBERT RUJUGIRO: How a Businessman is Fleecing African Countries of Taxes
January,17 2019 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

To the unsuspecting individual, Tribert Rujugiro Ayabatwa, is a businessman with interests in the Tobacco industry in various countries.  However, over the last few years, allegations of shoddy deals have emerged, prompting the businessman to embark on a PR strategy to sanitize his name.  In January this year, Forbes Magazine contributor, Mfonobong Nsehe wrote about the 40th anniversary of Pan African Tobacco…
International
From Second-Hand Car Gift To Broken Language, Here is Miss Rwanda
January,16 2019 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

Miss Kundwa Doriane Introduced in 1992 the Miss Rwanda contest has a short history, but every other year, the event does not go without giving the showbiz fraternity something to laugh about. Miss Rwanda contest is attracting hundreds of girls who are attracted by interesting offers  acquired directly or indirectly, making it a tight competition.…
Society
Rwandan Tortured in Uganda Responds to Bernabas on Museveni-Kagame letter
January,12 2019 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

I read with interest my brother Bernabas Taremwa’s open letter to President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda and President Paul Kagame of Rwanda that appeared in Chimp Reports on Thursday January 10, 2019. I have known Bernabas for a long time as cadres and have remained friends over the years. We also talk often. Bernabus says…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-DRC Relations
Rwanda Set For the First Kigali Audiovisual Forum
November,17 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_29421" align="alignnone" width="1100"] Kigali Convention Centre, the venue for the forum[/caption] Audio visual key players, donors, students and financiers from across the world will convene in Kigali next week to discuss trends in the sector and available business opportunities. The first of its kind in the region, the annual Kigali Audiovisual Forum is set…
Economy
Rwanda, South Africa Foreign Ministers to ‘Meet Soon’
November,09 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_30084" align="alignnone" width="1077"] President Kagame speaks to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Ramaphosa at the the G20 Compact with Africa Conference in Berlin on October 30, 2018. Kagame and Ramaphosa have met several times, and the public gestures suggest they get along very well[/caption] Rwanda’s foreign affairs minister Dr Richard Sezibera is scheduled…
International
Rwanda Drops Kenya as Source of Fuel Imports
October,03 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_28946" align="alignnone" width="860"] Worker feels a tank at a petrol station in Kenya Fuel from the East African country is banned, according to Musyoka[/caption] Rwanda no longer imports some of its petroleum products from Kenya because of adulteration, a senior Kenyan politician has revealed. Kalonzo Musyoka, a former Vice president and currently one of the…
Markets
President Kagame Receives Minister-President of Rhineland-Palatinate
October,03 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_28939" align="alignnone" width="2048"] President Paul Kagame and Minister - President Malu Dreyer of Rhineland-Palatinate[/caption] President Kagame on October 2nd received the Minister-President of Rhineland-Palatinate Malu Dreyer who has served as Minister-President of Rhineland-Palatinate since January 2013, the first woman to hold this office. Malu Dreyer is also the Deputy leader of the Social Democratic Party…
International
Kagame Pays Tribute to Nelson Mandela
September,24 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has paid tribute to former South African President and anti-apartheid icon - Nelson Mandela, saying the continent's greatest freedom fighter left a legacy that holds the world today. Kagame made the remarks on Monday during Nelson Mandela Peace Summit at the ongoing 73rd United Nations General Assembly in New York - United…
International
Ingabire, Kizito Were not Political Prisoners, They Were Criminals
September,18 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

  [caption id="attachment_28570" align="alignnone" width="799"] Victoire Ingabire after release[/caption] None of the 2,140 inmates set free last week by government had any political cases but rather committed serious crimes ranging from abortion to theft, a review of their dossiers shows. Legal instruments gazetted on Friday and effected on Saturday morning September 15 included "grant of…
National
Tags: Prisons
Jambo ASBL and the Story of a Military Camp in Southern Rwanda
September,13 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_28467" align="alignnone" width="960"] Huye based Petit Seminaire Virgo Fidelis' latest photo taken by KT Press[/caption] This September 2018, students all over Rwanda are a few weeks into the 3rd and last term of the academic year. But back in 1993, September was beginning of the academic year. Students enrolled for a new year at…
National, Special Reports
FERWAFA Denies Cash Bribe Claims by Namibian Referee Pavaza
September,12 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_28427" align="alignnone" width="1024"] FIFA Referee Jackson Pavaza with the ball handled the 2019 Afcon qualifier between Rwanda and Cote d'Ivoire on September 9, 2018 at Stade de Kigali.[/caption] Rwanda Football Federation (FERWAFA) has denied any wrongdoing after CAF Referee Jackson Pavaza claimed to have been offered a bribe to manipulate the 2019 AFCON Qualifier…
Sports
Art Rwanda Ubuhanzi Road Trips Unveiled
August,31 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(3)

[caption id="attachment_28108" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Art Rwanda Ubuhanzi Road Trips[/caption] Imbuto Foundation, a Rwandan philanthropy organization has unveiled the schedule for “ArtRwanda Ubuhanzi”. The latter is an artistry program that targets young talents across the country which was launched last week and will organize annual competition targeting the youth ages between 18-35. Implemented by Imbuto Foundation in…
ShowBiz
Arsenal-Rwanda Deal: Who Contacted the Other First? 
August,20 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_27812" align="alignnone" width="726"] The "Visit Rwanda" sleeve appears at the home of Arsenal[/caption] On May 23, the world woke up to the first such deal in which a global football brand agrees to advertise a country. In this case, Arsenal FC was to be party to the "Visit Rwanda" tourism campaign. Tempers exploded. Rwandan…
International
Women Peacekeepers Converge in Rwanda to Tell their Story
August,20 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_27796" align="alignnone" width="1020"] Captain Lausanne Nsengimana explains the role of women in peace keeping mission at the UN headquarters in May this year[/caption] The Rwanda Defence Force is this week hosting a forum for women who have been part of the global peacekeeping agenda The event due this Wednesday August 22 will involve a…
International
Rwanda’s Health Transformation, a Miracle – Bill Gates
August,08 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_27503" align="alignnone" width="1500"] A nurse vaccinating a baby in a local hospital[/caption] Microsoft Billionaire and Founder Bill Gates has documented Rwanda’s health transformation in the last 24 years as 'a miracle’. On his blog, www.gatesnotes.com, Gates narrated the events that devastated Rwanda, the Genocide against Tutsi where medical doctors were killed, or others participated in…
National
Why Are Researchers So Determined to Find Dirt on Rwanda
July,27 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

KT Radio new program is coming to reveal the motive behind negative reports on Rwanda When research on Rwanda is published, the dominant theme will be to try and undermine the existing perceptions on the country. Some researchers are so caught up in that zone. We are asking why? And KT Radio 96.7FM, our sister…
International
Rwanda to Host Leaders of Mozambique, China and India
July,19 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_26998" align="alignnone" width="666"] Clockwise: President Paul Kagame with: Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of the Republic of India, Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China and Filipe Jacinto Nyusi of the Republic of Mozambique at different occasion-President Nyusi already in Rwanda[/caption] President Paul Kagame will host the leaders of Mozambique, China, and India…
National
Kagame Appoints Col. Nyamvumba Head of Newly Created Intelligence Department
July,18 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_26964" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Newly promoted Col. Andrew Nyamvumba[/caption] President Paul Kagame, in his capacity as Commander-in-Chief of armed forces, has created a new department – the Defence Intelligence Department. The President also promoted Lt.Col. Andrew Nyamvumba to full Colonel and appointed him Chief of Defence Intelligence (CDI) for the department. The newly created department…
National
Police Dismiss Rumours of Insecurity around Nyungwe Forest
July,17 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_26952" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Local Government Minister Francis Kaboneka addressing residents of Nyaruguru district about the ongoing rumours of insurgency.[/caption] The Police have described as “empty rumours” recent claims alleging a rise in insecurity around the areas bordering Nyungwe forest. The reports, mainly carried by some online publications linked to Rwandan fugitives claimed that a…
National
Why is China Successful in Africa than Any Other Country 
July,14 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_26884" align="alignnone" width="720"] President Kagame and First Lady Jeannette Kagame received by President of China Xi Jinping and First Lady Peng Liyuan in Beijing, 17 March 2017. President Xi is expected to visit Rwanda this month.[/caption] China-Africa cooperation has come of age, but new deals are bringing assurance that time has come for the…
International
RPF Selects 70 Candidates for Parliamentary Polls
July,08 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_26720" align="alignnone" width="1008"] RPF politicasl bureau during their general assembly that approved list of candidates-July 8,2018[/caption] The Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) Inkotanyi has released a list of 70 candidates to the September parliamentary elections. During the party’s general assembly that took place at its headquarters on Sunday, the Secretary General Francois Ngarambe read the list…
National
Over 800 Servicemen Including Three Generals Retire from RDF
July,07 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_26698" align="alignnone" width="5090"] Group photo: retirees, their spouses and RDF and MINADEF officials[/caption] Maj Gen Jerome Ngendahimana, the former RDF Reserve Force Deputy Chief of Staff, Brig Gen Augustin Kashaija and Brig Gen Rugumya Gacinya are among the 816 personnel who have retired from Rwanda Defence Force (RDF). Col Geoffrey Kabagambe, Col Zuberi Muvunyi,…
National
Tags: RDF Fight
Paris Court Hands Life Sentence to Ngenzi and Barahira
July,07 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_26683" align="alignnone" width="640"] Octavien Ngenzi and Tito Barahira[/caption] Paris Assize Court on Friday confirmed life sentence to Octavien NGENZI andTito BARAHIRA, two former Bourgumesters of Kabarondo Commune in Eastern Rwanda for Genocide crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Rwanda 24 years ago. Both Genocidaires were sentenced in first instance for life imprisonment two…
International
Sokratis Is Latest Player to Join ‘Visit Rwanda’ Deal
July,04 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_26615" align="alignnone" width="929"] Sokratis showing the Arsenal FC t-shirt with Visit Rwanda mention[/caption] July 2, Greek Defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos became another player who joined Arsenal FC, thus becoming another Gunner coming to wear the jersey that will promote Rwanda for the next three years. In May, Rwanda signed with the Premier league Arsenal FC deal…
Sports
Who is the RPF Rebel and Baby in this Museum Photo? We Found Them
July,03 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(5)

[caption id="attachment_26558" align="alignnone" width="1500"] Capt (Rtd) Dafhrose Intaramirwa[/caption] For four years back in 1990s, she donned the rare dotted green rebel uniform and gumboots - both of which were the signature attire of the Rwanda Patriotic Front/Army (RPF/A) rebels. Today, the former feared commander is a complete opposite - chocolate skinned, eye glasses - but…
Special Reports
Tags: RPF
Another Gang Attack on Rwanda from Burundi
July,02 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_26550" align="alignnone" width="960"] Burial in Nyabimata sector, Nyaruguru district of Joseph Habarurema, a man that criminals attacking from Nyungwe killed last week for refusing to indicate them the home of the executive secretary of the sector[/caption] The Rwanda National Police confirmed Monday that a group of armed men entered Rwanda last night on a…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Burundi Relations
President Kagame in Ghana for African Transformation Forum 
June,21 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_26258" align="alignnone" width="1080"] President Paul Kagame inspects a guard of honour upon arrival in Accra-Ghana[/caption] President Kagame is in Ghana to take part in the second African Transformation Forum (ATF2018) hosted by the African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET) in collaboration with the Government of Ghana. The two-day forum offers an opportunity for the private…
International
Charity Prevails at Eid-El-Fitr Celebrations
June,15 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_26178" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Eid Prayer at Nyamirambo regional stadium[/caption] Rwandan Muslims have joined the global community to celebrate Eid-El- Fitr, an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. The Muslim community gathered at different venues in Kigali city and across the country…
Society
Biggest Relocation of Genocide Remains Takes Place in ex-President’s Birthplace
June,10 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_25981" align="alignnone" width="960"] Relocation of the remains to the new Ndora Genocide memorial[/caption] In early April 1994, when mass killing of the Tutsi erupted across the country, former Butare Prefecture remained untouched until April 19 when interim President Theodore Sindikubwabo drove to his birthplace in Gisagara district and gave a key word, “work”. The…
National
RwandAir Secures Approval for Direct Flights to the US
June,07 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

Passengers using Rwanda’s National Carrier, RwandAir could start enjoying direct flight services to the United States, following US transport department’s approval. The licence gives RwandAir more business for its recently purchased two Airbuses. The direct flights to US are expected to kick off in August this year. Last month, RwandAir launched Kigali-Harare-Cape Town route after…
Economy
Fresh From Rwanda, Miss Geek Africa Becomes Heroine at Home
May,25 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_25500" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Miss Geek Africa Meets President Issoufou Mahamadou[/caption] Niger’s Salissou Hassane Latifa, the Miss Geek Africa 2018 who was crowned in Rwanda early this month has started to inspire her peers back home. Ms. Geek is a competition designed to inspire African girls to be part of solving the continent’s challenges using…
Society
Nyakizu: 104 Women and Babies Locked In A House, Then Set On Fire 
May,23 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_25413" align="alignnone" width="960"] At Mbuye, a monument at a place where women and their children were killed[/caption] A memorial plaque stands on a hill in Southern Rwanda where on May 19, 1994, only women and their children were gathered from different locations by marauding Genocide militia. One woman survived the horrific ordeal that happened…
Special Reports
Kagame Backs WHO Efforts to Attain Universal Health Coverage  
May,21 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame is confident that UHC is attainablePresident Paul Kagame has backed the World Health Organization’s (WHO) efforts in providing required advice to keep the world out of harm and funding health initiatives. Kagame was addressing at the 71st World Health Assembly in Switzerland. The President requested the world to provide all the resources the…
International
Presidential Palace Museum Changes to Art Museum
May,18 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_25215" align="alignnone" width="2000"] Presidential Palace Museum[/caption] The Presidential Palace Museum which is former home of former President Juvénal Habyarimana will today change to Art Museum, the second in the country. “The decision comes after realizing that there was need of an art museum in Kigali. Visitors requested it,” says Alice Eudoxie Uwimana, Public Relations…
National
U.S. Opposed to 0.2% Import Tax to Fund AU
May,16 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_25123" align="alignnone" width="1200"] A panel including from left: Ambassador Ron Prosor, former Israeli UN envoy and currently with the Hudson Institute, Dr Donald Kaberuka, Foreign Minister Louise Mushikiwabo and Prof. Anastase Shyaka[/caption] The United States does not want a tax on imports proposed by African leaders to raise at least $1.2billion annually to fund…
International
Rwanda-DR Congo Border Records Biggest Traffic in Africa, Rivals US-Mexico
May,14 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(1)

More than 90,000 people are registered daily on Rwanda-DR Congo border - influx that is of no security threat at all, Rwanda's chief of intelligence said Monday. Gen Joseph Nzabamwita told a security symposium that the people crossing were looking to earn a living. "Closing borders does not solve problem of migrants, you exacerbate it instead,"…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-DRC Relations
Annual Security Forum Opens in Rwanda
May,14 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_25052" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Group photo at the launch of the symposium[/caption] Military Chiefs, policy makers and academia are converged at the Rwanda Defence Force Command and Staff College to review African security challenges that threaten stability of the continent. The sixth National Security Symposium themed 'Contemporary Security Challenges: The African Perspective' is attended by…
National
Kwibuka24: Genitalia of Over 9,000 genocide survivors Damaged Completely by Interahamwe Militia
May,13 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_11747" align="alignnone" width="913"] Silas Ntamfurayishyari (c) a former FAR soldier breaks down while recounting how he rebelled against his superiors to help Tutsi escape. #Kwibuka23 at Ntarama Genocide memorial, Bugesera District. At the same district, a shocking revelation was made on May 13, 2018 on how Interahamwe cut sexual organs of thousands Tutsi.[/caption] Thousands…
National
Government Conducting Emergency Relocation of All People in ‘High Risk Zones’
May,10 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_24954" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente and Minister of Local Government Francis Kaboneka witness disaster damages in Karongi district[/caption] Rainy season in Rwanda is here to stay, and damages behind it have become a big concern with more than 200 victims in the last four months. After a landslide where 18 lost lives…
National
In Rwanda, Bitcoin Founder Backs “African Cryptocurrency”But Not Without Controversy
May,09 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(1)

[caption id="attachment_24900" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Australian virtual currency founder who is said to be operating as Satoshi Sakamoto took to the podium in the session: " A Single Cryptocurrency for Africa?"[/caption] The mysterious computer scientist behind crypto-currency and Bitcoins is attending a continental tech summit in Rwanda. The buzz around him on social media as he…
Companies
Rwanda Army Chief Concludes CAR Visit
May,08 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_24863" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Gen Patrick Nyamvumba meets with CAR President Faustin Archange Touadéra[/caption] Rwanda Defense Forces (RDF) Chief of Defence Staff Gen Patrick Nyamvumba on Tuesday held talks with Central African Republic (CAR) President Faustin Archange Touadéra. Gen Nyamvumba also concluded an official two-day visit in CAR with High Level meetings. The Rwandan army chief…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda Peacekeeping
President Ouattara Mourns Genocide Victims
April,26 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_24528" align="alignnone" width="1080"] President Alassane Ouattara lays the wreath at Kigali Genocide Memorial[/caption] President Alassan Ouattara of Ivory Coast has been saddened by the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi which cost lives of more than one million innocent Tutsi 24 years ago. President Ouattara on Thursday started a three-day state visit to Rwanda where he visited Kigali…
International
What Is In for Rwanda Hosting 2020 Commonwealth Summit?
April,21 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_24373" align="alignnone" width="845"] President Paul Kagame shaking hands with the Queen elizabeth II of England at CHOGAM[/caption] It is now official; from the evening of April 20, Rwanda starts a meticulous, complex and very expensive preparation for the one of the biggest gatherings of world leaders: the Commonwealth Heads of State and Government (CHOGM).…
International
Tags: CHOGM
RDF Clarifies on Officers who Crossed DRC-Rwanda Borderline
April,17 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_24260" align="alignnone" width="873"] Rwanda Defense Force Spokesperson Lt. Col Innocent Munyengango says the RDF soldiers were handed back to Rwandan authorities on Monday[/caption] The Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) has clarified circumstances in which two of its soldiers were found beyond Rwanda’s borderline, April 15th. A press release from RDF spokesperson indicates that on 15…
National
Tags: RDF Fight
Burundi’s Strange Refugees
April,01 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(2)

[caption id="attachment_23691" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Burundian refugees who refused everything return home[/caption] They do not accept media interviews. They hide their faces when a camera is pointed at them - even the small babies know this. Meet the 2,523 strange refugees from Burundi. At around 6am, Rwandan authorities packed them in several dozen buses with all…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Burundi Relations
Rwanda, Saudi Arabia Establish Diplomatic Relations
March,30 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(1)

Yesterday, Rwanda's permanent representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Valentine Rugwabiza held talks with her Saudi counterpart Abdallah Yahya Al-Mouallimi - the Permanent Representative of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations. The two officials signed several bilateral agreements. "Was honored to sign on behalf of Rwanda Government the establishment of diplomatic relations with the Kingdom of…
International
Police Apprehends Protesting Burundian Refugees
March,28 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_22852" align="alignnone" width="1280"] The Burundian refugees who crossed to Rwanda a couple of weeks ago through Bugarama boarder have started rebelling[/caption] Rwanda Police have apprehended 33 Burundian refugees on charges of inciting fellow refugees to reject assistance from UNHCR, the Ministry in charge of Refugees and Ministry of Health, thus endangering the lives of…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda Refugees
Rwandan Investors Acquire the Best of Customer Care Skills  
March,27 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_23539" align="alignnone" width="700"] A customer aboard RwandAir. The carrier is part of the speakers at the Customer Experience Chapter[/caption] Rwanda’s institutions whose business only run when there is outstanding customer care are gathered at Serena Hotel-Kigali, to give tips to entrepreneurs on the customer care input on business. Bank of Kigali, DHL, Kenya Airways,…
Companies
40 Drug Traffickers Arrested in Major Weekend Swoop  
March,26 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_23520" align="alignnone" width="622"] Some of the impounded illegal drugs[/caption] According to Police, separate police operations conducted in various parts of the country on Saturday and Sunday arrested about 40 people said to have been running narcotic drugs businesses. “Those arrested include traffickers, who were arrested red-handed trying to sneak drugs into the country, motorcyclists who facilitate them to…
National
Rwandan Cadet Officers Win Global Prestigious Contest  
March,26 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(2)

[caption id="attachment_23516" align="alignnone" width="710"] O/Cdt Arielle Sekamana(2nd R) was the overall winner[/caption] The Law of Armed Conflict (LOAC) competition involving Officer-Cadets from 23 military academies across the world was organized in Sanremo, Italy from 19-23 March 2018. Rwanda was represented by three officer cadets from the Rwanda Military Academy, Gako namely O/cdt Arielle Ingabire Sekamana,…
International
Kagame, Museveni Meet to Iron out Bilateral Issues
March,25 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(1)

[caption id="attachment_23500" align="alignnone" width="2048"] President Yoweli Museveni(R) and Paul Kagame[/caption] President Paul Kagame today conducted one-day official visit to Uganda where he held talks with President Yoweri Museveni. The discussions left both presidents satisfied. “I can say with great satisfaction that we were able to agree on a number of important things for the benefit…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
New Genocide Remains Uncovered in Kigali, They were in Possession of IDs
March,24 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_23489" align="alignnone" width="1920"] The IDs during the Genocide had mentions of ethnic information which worsened the situation of the Tutsi[/caption] As Rwanda prepares to commemorate 24 years after the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, more victims in addition to more than a million killed,  are still being uncovered. Workers digging up ground for sewage system…
National
France Inter’s Cosmetic Apology Infuriates Rwandan Community
March,24 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(3)

[caption id="attachment_23476" align="alignnone" width="1000"] A flame of hope from the mourners walking towards Murambi Genocide memorial-12th April 2017. At this place, French peacekeepers under UNAMIR played Volleyball on graves of Tutsi after watching them as they were being killed. Interestingly, France Inter wants all facts about this Genocide distorted[/caption] French State broadcaster France Inter –…
International
Rwanda Gets Solar Powered Irrigation Technology
March,23 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_23451" align="alignnone" width="1080"] E4I and Partners launch solar-powered irrigation[/caption] Thousands of households from districts that are victims of persistent dry seasons will soon have irrigation tools to be able to grow crops and harvest throughout the year. A government partner has earmarked $1 million for a new initiative aimed at developing the small-scale solar…
National
Who is Who at the Signing of Single African Market
March,21 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

International
France Inter Calls Genocide Against Tutsi Victims ‘Bastards’
March,20 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_23317" align="alignleft" width="541"] A portion of Memorial wall at Kigali Genocide memorial centre. When France Inter reads the list of victims and more from across the country, they just draw a conclusion 'bastards killed by bastards.'[/caption] The Rwandan community in France is outraged over Genocide negationist comments aired on "French State broadcaster France Inter -…
International, Kwibuka24
City Shuts Down as Kigali Hosts AU Summit
March,19 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_23295" align="alignnone" width="1032"] The traffic jam is one of an indication that Kigali is hosting a big event[/caption] Kigali City residents, students and all those reporting to work on a specific time of the day, will have to think wisely about which alternative road to use in the next three days. Kigali is experiencing…
International
Ecole Belge Relocated to Pave Way for Business Complex
March,16 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_23249" align="alignnone" width="3840"] Ecole Belge de Kigali[/caption] If you have been planning to relocate closer to Ecole Belge de Kigali for the benefit of your children, better change your plans - the 50 year old school is going somewhere else. According to the school officials, Ecole Belge de Kigali will close their campus that…
International
Nyarugenge Bans Speakers on Mosques
March,14 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_21631" align="alignnone" width="1500"] The Kigali downtown mosque. Muslims may need to only wake up and go to the prayer without waiting for the Adhan message[/caption] From now on, Muslims in Nyarugenge District in the capital Kigali who were used to wake up to loud sounds of the mosque speakers calling for prayer – Adhan…
National
Rwanda, UK Unveil Rwf25bn Program for English and Maths in Primary Schools
March,13 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_23091" align="alignnone" width="4096"] Rwanda’s Minister of State in charge of Primary and Secondary Education Dr Isaac Munyakazi(Middle) and Joanne Lomas the British High Commissioner to Rwanda(2nd Left) at Building learning foundations launch[/caption] A new innovative scheme was unveiled Tuesday targeting children at the earliest level of school - in attempt to raise top scientists in the…
National
Monsignor Bimenyimana of Cyangugu Dies Aged 65
March,11 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_23022" align="alignnone" width="683"] Bishop Jean Damascene Bimenyimana[/caption] Monsignor Jean Damascène Bimenyimana, the Catholic Bishop of Cyangugu Diocese has died, the administration of the Diocese said on Sunday evening. “He has been sick for a while,” the death announcement reads. The announcement does not specify what sickness cost the bishop his life, but people close to him…
Obituaries
Imbuto Foundation, MKU Put Smiles on 100 Students’ Faces
March,07 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_22784" align="alignnone" width="6016"] Chairman and Founder of Mount Kenya University, Prof Simon Gicharu (left), and Director General of Imbuto Foundation, Sandrine Umutoni after signing the MoU.[/caption] Rwanda’s Imbuto Foundation, in partnership with Mount Kenya University, a private institution from Kenya with a campus in Kigali will in the next five years support one hundred…
Society
Huge Face ‘Pimple’ Woman Discharged
March,06 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_22749" align="alignnone" width="675"] Jeannine Uwimana(Right) on Tuesday morning as she was quitting Kanombe Military Hospital[/caption] The Rwanda Military Hospital has this Tuesday morning discharged Jeannine Uwimana, a patient from Musanze district who was admitted late last month to undergo surgery of a giant pimple that had invaded her face for the last seven years. The hospital…
National
Reject Bullying by Conservative Colleagues – Kagame To New Technocrats
March,01 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_22623" align="alignnone" width="1500"] President Paul Kagame speaks during the closing of Umwiherero[/caption] For bureaucrats who have been in government for years and always determined to frustrate newcomers into submission or departure, their time could be coming to an end. Today, the new breed of technocrats got public backing from President Paul Kagame. With more…
National
Ashish Thakkar Unveils “affordable” Smartphone for African Market
March,01 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_22611" align="alignnone" width="1000"] President Kagame with Ashish J. Thakkar, Mara Group Founder, at the BPR Atlas Mara Brand Reveal in Kigali during the World Economic Forum on Africa on 11 May 2016[/caption] Google and Mara Corporation Limited (MC) announced Thursday plans to release the Mara X smartphone for the African market. The Mara Corporation was founded…
Technology
New Rwanda-Congo Bridge Lays Idle for Four Years
March,01 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_22595" align="alignnone" width="1024"] The New, idle bridge on border between Rwanda and DRC[/caption] A new bridge that was supposed to link Rusizi district in Rwanda with Bukavu on the other side in DR Congo has not been used since it was completed. The bridge was part of a wider 25m Euros project to construct…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-DRC Relations
More Babies Mean More Food for Congolese Refugees
February,26 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_22523" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Kiziba refugee camp. Rwanda provides education for the refugee children[/caption] Inside the Kiziba refugee camp for Congolese refugees located in rural Karongi district - western Rwanda, a mother sits on the veranda of her mud house. She has 3 young babies all jumping over her - each seeking attention. At first…
National
National Leadership Retreat Kicks-off Tomorrow
February,25 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_22505" align="alignnone" width="2048"] 14th National Leadership retreat[/caption] More than 300 senior leaders from Rwanda’s Central Government, Local Government, parastatals and the private sector will not be in office for the next four working days. On Sunday afternoon, they boarded buses and headed to the RDF Combat Training Centre in Gabiro (Gatsibo District) for the 15th…
National
Iradukunda Liliane from Western Province Crowned Miss Rwanda 2018
February,25 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(1)

[caption id="attachment_22482" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Iradukunda Liliane Miss Rwanda 2018[/caption] When she appeared on day one of Miss Rwanda auditions in Rubavu district on January 14 she had the looks, appeared calm and responded with ultimate confidence to posed questions from judges. Clad in a blue dress befitting of her build as though it had been…
Society
Miss Rwanda 2018 Finals are Here
February,24 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_22475" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Some of the Miss Rwanda 2018 contestants[/caption] Search for Rwanda’s beauty Queen #MissRwanda2018 will reach the climax shortly at Kigali Convention Centre and Radisson Blu Twenty girls have spent a couple of weeks in a boot camp in Bugesera district – Eastern Province and today, they will each show what they…
Uncategorized
Rwanda Reiterates Her ‘Open Door’ Position on Migrants
February,23 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_20842" align="alignnone" width="768"] Louise Mushikiwabo Rwanda's Minister of Foreign Affairs[/caption] Rwanda has reiterated her firm position to host migrants who are in need of shelter, whenever international laws are observed through the process. The government has issued a second communiqué in one month telling the general public that Rwanda’s stance to shelter those in need takes…
International
RDF Sends a Contingent To Bangladesh for Peace Support Exercise  
February,21 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_22325" align="alignnone" width="820"] Lt Col Gakuba advising the contingent[/caption] A Contingent of 40 Personnel of Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) will on February 23rd depart to Bangladesh for a Multinational Peace Support Operations (PSO) Exercise, RDF officials have said. Rwanda is among UN peacekeepers top contributing countries in Africa. The training will run from 26 February to…
International
Tags: Rwanda Peacekeeping
Belgium Cancels Jambo ASBL Genocide Negationist Conference
February,21 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_22004" align="alignnone" width="568"] Faces behind Jambo Asbl leadership[/caption] A group of Rwandan exiles who had organized a conference to denounce a Belgian law criminalising the denial of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi in Rwanda have been told it can no longer go ahead. The group calling itself Jambo ASBL had scheduled March 1 to hold a…
International
Tags: Rwanda-Belgium Relations
Police to Investigate Congolese Refugees Protest
February,21 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

The Rwanda National Police will soon launch investigation into the cause of protests that erupted on February 20th at Kiziba Refugee Camp in Karongi District, the home to thousands of Congolese refugees. A press release from Rwanda’s Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugees Affairs (Midimar) confirmed this development on Wednesday. [caption id="attachment_13232" align="alignnone" width="887"] An aerial…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-DRC Relations
Rwanda Hands over to DRC Bodies of Its Soldiers 
February,17 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_22179" align="alignnone" width="1080"] RDF soldiers advancing to hand over the FARDC body[/caption] Rwanda has handed over to DR Congo three bodies of soldiers who were killed during an attack by the Congolese army in Musanze on February 13th. According to RDF officials, DR Congo army units strayed into Rwandan territory on Tuesday night armed with state-of-the-art…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-DRC Relations
Sophisticated Ammunition Used by Congo Army in Rwanda Attack
February,17 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_22122" align="alignnone" width="640"] Some of the communications gadgets[/caption] When the DR Congo army units strayed into Rwandan territory on Tuesday late night, they were armed with state-of-the-art ammunition - indication the attack had been carefully planned. Some of the sophisticated weaponry recovered by the Rwanda Defense Forces (RDF) was on display at the site…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-DRC Relations
Why Is UNHCR Emblem Being Forged?
February,14 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_22059" align="alignnone" width="1056"] Past view of Mahama Refugee camp in Kirehe district which hosts dozen thousands of Burundian refugees[/caption] The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Rwanda (UNHCR) is reporting its decades-old emblem is being produced by criminals trying to make money. The agency said in a press statement released Wednesday that correspondences…
International
The Story Behind “Jambo ASBL” Due to Appear at Belgian Parliament
February,13 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_22004" align="alignnone" width="568"] Faces behind Jambo ASBL - Clockwise: Natacha Abingeneye, Ruhumuza Mbonyumutwa, Liliane Bahufite and Placide Kayumba[/caption] A group of Rwandan exiles under their umbrella "Jambo ASBL" has provoked  angry reaction in Belgium after they were granted permission to hold an event at parliament to discuss what they refer to as the "history of…
International
Tags: 1994 Genocide Against Tutsi, Dominique Mbonyumutwa, Genocide Denial, ICTR, Jean Kambanda
New Push for Canada to Criminalize 1994 Genocide Denial
February,12 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_21968" align="alignnone" width="1180"] Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau[/caption] The Rwandan community in Canada has written to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asking for radical change to the country's view of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi in Rwanda. Canada's relation with the genocide remains complex and contradictory. On the one hand, it's soldiers witnessed first hand…
International
France Ignores UN Human Rights Commission, Supports Genocide Fugitive 
February,06 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_21717" align="alignnone" width="614"] Charles Twagira[/caption] Barely a day goes by without France’s action in support and shielding of the genocide fugitives on its land, despite a continued call by Rwanda and UN Human Right Commission to the country to rather bring them before the justice. A new case of one Charles Twagira who was…
International
Tags: Genocide Perpetrators
Judge Who Freed 10 Genocide Convicts Seeks New UN Contract
January,29 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(1)

[caption id="attachment_9057" align="alignnone" width="650"] Judge Theodor Meron wants to have all genocide convicts released[/caption] A judge at a UN court who has either freed, reduced sentences or acquitted more than a dozen people – all of who planned and executed the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi in Rwanda, has applied for extension of his contract. KT…
International
BPR Unveils New Digital Banking Solutions
January,27 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_21209" align="alignnone" width="1500"] BPR’s MD Maurice Toroitich pledging the bank’s continued support towards the government’s initiatives of a cashless Rwanda through introducing to the market many digital banking solutions[/caption] BPR Atlas Mara has made a new record in achieving time management for its customers and security assurance for their money. The bank has unveiled…
Companies
Patrick Mazimhaka Dies in India
January,25 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(8)

[caption id="attachment_21066" align="alignnone" width="648"] Late Patrick Mazimhaka[/caption] Patrick Mazimhaka, one of Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) Inkotanyi founder members has died in India. The news of the passing of Patrick Mazimhaka spread all over social media platforms on Thursday morning. “You put up a good fight Uncle Patrick during your glorious time on earth. You were brave and…
Obituaries
Weekend Deal for Brokers: Diamond Needs Home in Kigali
January,19 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_20695" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Diamond Platinumz. Photo Plaisir Muzogeye[/caption] On Friday, Tanzanian Star Diamond Platinumz left his home early morning for Kigali, not for a concert, rather for a hybrid mission; social – business trip. He is badly looking for a residential house in Kigali. On a two day trip to Rwanda, Diamond wants to…
Society
STRANGE BUT TRUE: An American Believes there Is NO Internet in Rwanda
January,13 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(1)

Barely a day goes by without a story on Rwanda in one of the global networks or publications - many of which are American. But for one soul, that barrage of information has all but been picked. For one particular American, Rwanda is so far detached, they don't believe it exists anyway! Then a spark…
International, News
Uganda First Lady Says more Women MPs In her Country than Rwanda
January,13 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(4)

First Lady of Uganda Janet Museveni is convinced that the global reporting trend about women in Rwanda's parliament is all wrong: she has her own figures. In Q&A interview for Forbes magazine's December issue, Janet Museveni was challenged on what was being done to increase women participation in Ugandan society. The interviewee made reference to…
News, Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
Fuel Pump Prices Go Up
January,09 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_17822" align="alignnone" width="850"] Pump attendant fills up fuel into vehicle. Jan 10th the new fuel pump price- first review of the year will be effective[/caption] The utilities regulator RURA, has reviewed fuel prices upward citing a rise in prices of petroleum products on the international market In a communiqué on Tuesday, Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority…
Business & Tech, Economy
Best PLE Candidate Dreams to Become Heart Surgeon
January,09 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_20369" align="alignnone" width="836"] Frank Mugisha[/caption] Ruhina Village of Ruli Cell in Shyogwe Sector, Muhanga district is home to Frank Mugisha 12 years old. Incidentally, in 2016 the government launched a drone port opposite his home at Nyagacyamo hill which is five minutes away of walking distance. Sitting at his home veranda, Mugisha watches drones…
National, News
Brigadier General Jean Damascene Sekamana Retires from Rwanda Defence Force
January,08 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_20348" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Brigadier General Jean Damascene Sekamana has retired from Rwanda Defence Force (RDF)[/caption] Brigadier General (Brig Gen) Jean Damascene SEKAMANA has retired from Rwanda Defence Force (RDF). According to Article 82 of RDF Special Statute, General Officers may retire at age of fifty-five (55), an age limit which may be extended for not…
National, News
Genocide Survivors Invite New Zealand MP Defending Convicts
January,07 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_20281" align="alignnone" width="1382"] MP Golriz Ghahraman[/caption] A New Zealand lawmaker Golriz Ghahraman who worked on the defence team of notorious Genocide convicts has been invited to visit Rwanda for a "constructive dialogue". In November last year, it emerged that Ghahraman who had recently joined parliament had not indicated clearly in her public records that…
International, News
Will The Rape Allegations Be Solved By Social Media?
January,03 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

The court of public opinion has once again taken social media platforms especially Twitter by storm after an anonymous person launched an attack on four people accusing them of rape. It all started on Friday 29th December 2017, when an anonymous person behind Rwandans on Twitter account came out to share a story of a man…
National, News
How The End of Year Party Went Down
January,01 2018 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

It was such a colorful event at Kigali Convention Centre (KCC) where President Paul Kagame and the First Lady Jeannette Kagame hosted hundreds of Rwandans and friends of Rwanda at the end of year party. Minutes before the fall of 2017 curtains, Kagame had told government officials and other party attendants to dance, celebrate, and…
ShowBiz
Defamation Not a Criminal offence in Rwanda Anymore
December,28 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_19998" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Plenary sitting on Thursday examines and votes a draft bill determining offences and penalties in general[/caption] For nearly a decade, Rwandan journalists and media houses have consistently collided with both public and private individuals mostly arising from publications or reports that would be considered defamatory. However, there is a new twist.…
National, News
End of Year Message of President Paul Kagame to Rwanda Defence Force
December,26 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_19933" align="alignnone" width="1024"] H.E Paul Kagame, President of the Republic and RDF Commander-in-Chief inspects a guard of honour[/caption] Officers, men and women of the Rwanda Defence Force On behalf of the Government of Rwanda, my family, and on my own behalf, I wish you and your families a Merry Christmas and a successful New…
National, News
Triplets and 3 Babies Born On Christmas at CHUK
December,25 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_19900" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Uwimbabazi Enatha and her baby Ramba Noella[/caption] A mother identified as Uwimbabazi Enatha has this morning given birth to a healthy baby girl and has immediately been named Ramba Noella their second born. Uwimbabazi who is currently healthy and strong is being taken care of by her husband  Urayeneza Ramba Jean Paul.…
National, News
Alpha Rwirangira in US to Entertain Diaspora  
December,25 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_19887" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Alpha Rwirangira[/caption] Tusker project fame winner Alpha Rwirangira is scheduled to sooth the Rwandan Diaspora in US state of Indiana  at Waterford Estates Lodge , South Bend. On his performance menu, revellers are looking out for Alpha's Merci hit which has recently attracted 25,499 online plays  more than any song he…
International, News, ShowBiz
Ex-Minister’s Son sent to Serve 47 years For Genocide
December,23 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(1)

Arsène Shalom Ntahobali son of Genocide convict ex-Minister Pauline Nyiramasuhuko has been sent to Senegal where he will serve a 47-year prison sentence. In 2011, Ntahobali and his mother were  found guilty of Genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, including multiple rapes. Prior to the Genocide period, Nyiramasuhuko was a minister in charge of Family…
International, News
How Fidele Gatsinzi was Tortured by Ugandan Intelligence Services
December,22 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_19802" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Fidele Gatsinzi upon arrival from Uganda where he endured extreme torture by Ugandan intelligence services[/caption] At exactly 1pm on Friday, December 22, 2017, a black Carina E vehicle arrived at the Rwanda Police headquarters in Kacyiru in the capital Kigali. A driver and his co-driver got out, but the car’s back…
National, News
Kagame Attends Kenyatta’s Inauguration
November,28 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_18737" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Uhuru Kenyatta[/caption] President Paul Kagame is in Nairobi Kenya attending the inauguration of President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta.  The event has attracted approximately 100,000 people according to Kenyan local media. Kenyatta's inauguration follows a ruling by Kenya’s Supreme Court which validated his victory in last month’s rerun poll. President Uhuru Kenyatta and his…
News, Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Kenya Relations
How High Court Forced Ugandan Security to Produce Kidnapped Rwandan Businessman 
November,04 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_17874" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Rene Rutagungira, in blue shirt and dark blue trousers was brought to court by his kidnappers after Uganda High Court intervened. Though handcuffed, his hands are paralysed[/caption] Despite intervention of the Rwandan envoy in Kampala seeking information on a kidnapped businessman Rene Rutagungira, the Ugandan government denied it was holding him…
National, News
Uganda’s New Vision Paper Fakes Kagame, Museveni Meeting
November,03 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_17826" align="alignnone" width="1024"] The Front Page of the The New Vision Newspaper with a story claiming a meeting between President Paul Kagame and Museveni that never happened[/caption] A reported bilateral meeting in Dubai between the presidents of Rwanda and Uganda could not have taken place. Uganda government owned New Vision newspaper reported in its…
National, News
Burundi Refugees in Tanzania, Congo Relocating to Rwanda
October,31 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_17683" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Part of Gihembe refugee camp in Rwanda[/caption] Burundian refugees in neighbouring countries are crossing to Rwanda escaping from the "declining protection of environment in the region", the UN says. The UN refugees’ agency UNHCR says the latest update on arrivals in Rwanda are 42 Burundian refugees from DR Congo and Tanzania…
News, Regional
Tags: EAC
Hard Time for Rwandan Drivers at Gakwaya Memorial Rally
October,29 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

Excitement was on its utmost among Huye residents as rally machines started roaring in the Gakwaya memorial rally from the hilly Huye and Gisagara district road networks. The Rwanda’s 5th Round of Rally Championship is organized in memory of Claude Gakwaya a Rwandan rally champion who died of an accident in 1986. Rwandan drivers who…
Sports
Okapi Painting Keeps Kigalians Guessing
October,25 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(1)

It could probably be the largest and most stunning painting in Kigali city - Passersby just can't help but pause for a few minutes to take a look at the striking painting. This unidentified artist held up on a crane is brushing the creamy wall and gradually bringing out an animal which has kept most…
Society
Happy Birthday Mr. President
October,23 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(1)

Today President Paul Kagame celebrates his 60th birthday. KT Press brings to you well selected moments of Happiness captured on camera throughout 2017.  
National, News
Tags: First Family
Marburg Virus Confirmed in Uganda
October,21 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

Rwandans travelling to Uganda are advised to take precautionary measures and avoid contracting the deadly Marburg virus that has been confirmed in Kapchorwa district, Eastern Uganda. A statement released by the Ministry of Health appeals to " all people travelling to and from the affected region to take precautionary measures to prevent the disease from…
National, News
Gen. Nyamvumba Unveils Course on Transitional Justice in Peace Support Operations
October,11 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_16557" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Rwanda's Peace Academy receives 24 military, police and civilians from seven African countries namely: Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Zambia to study transitional Justice in Peace Support Operations[/caption] A new course at Rwanda's Peace Academy has been launched to help equip both civilians and members of security institutions with skills…
National, News
Ten Rwandan Aero-technicians Graduate from Ethiopian Aviation Academy
October,08 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_16432" align="alignleft" width="850"] A team of engineers that successfully completed training at the Ethiopian Aviation Academy[/caption] As RwandAir continues to spread its wings across the globe, the carrier requires a highly skilled team to keep the fleet in good airworthy condition. RwandAir now operates 26 destinations. On Saturday, 10 Rwandan trainees graduated with specialised…
National, News
Rwanda Dissidents Pay $440,000 for Hearing in US Congress 
September,26 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

A Rwandan tycoon has paid tens of thousands of dollars to a US firm to lobby for access to American lawmakers to plead his case. Businessman Tribert Ayabatwa Rujugiro, through Dr. David Himbara a senior member of the Rwanda National Congress (RNC) - a grouping of Rwandan dissidents, has been paying lobbying fees in various…
National
Kagame in Angola for Inauguration of President João Lourenço
September,25 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_16007" align="aligncenter" width="640"] President Paul Kagame(l on red carpet) upon arrival in Angola Monday evening[/caption] President Paul Kagame has flown to Angola's capital Luanda for the inauguration of the country's new leader scheduled for September 26th. João Lourenço won the August 25 presidential elections securing 64.5% of the vote. He campaigned under the ruling…
National
Reform UN to Fit Global Challenges – Kagame
September,20 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_15856" align="aligncenter" width="640"] President Paul Kagame delivering speech at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly[/caption] President Paul Kagame has called for reforms of the United Nations body to fit the current challenges the world is facing. The Rwandan head of state was delivering a speech at the ongoing 72nd Regular Session of the UN…
National
‘Western Democracy’ Doesn’t Fit All – Kagame
September,20 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

On Tuesday, President Paul Kagame participated in deliberations at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. Below is an extended conversation moderated by Rick Stengel [caption id="attachment_15847" align="aligncenter" width="640"] (l)Rick Stengel and President Paul Kagame(r)[/caption] STENGEL: You usually get applause when you walk into a room, don’t…
National
Presidential Campaign Girl Secures Pardon for Dad
September,17 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_15739" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Ndayisenga Yassin walks out of Mageragere Prison[/caption] The life of Four-year old Igisubizo Swaliha will change forever after she secured pardon for her father that has been serving a two-year sentence in prison. Igisubizo is like any other innocent child but also lucky among millions of children. During the recently concluded…
National
Police Finds Diane Rwigara Hiding at Her Home
September,04 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_15468" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Diane Shima Rwigara boards police van[/caption] Contrary to earlier media reports suggesting that Diane Rwigara and her siblings had been arrested, Rwanda Police has this Monday evening entered into the Rwigara home and found them hiding in the backyard of their Kiyovu based home. The trio including Diane Shima Rwigara, her sister…
National
Diane Rwigara Pleads with Police to Postpone Interrogation
September,02 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_15458" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Diane Shima Rwigara, who along with her siblings are being investigated for tax evasion[/caption] Lawyers representing the family of deceased businessman Assinapol Rwigara which is being investigated for tax evasion have asked police to extend a scheduled questioning. The Rwanda National Police (RNP) said in a statement on Saturday evening that it…
National
Rwanda’s Modern One-stop Border With DRC Ready
September,01 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_15441" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Construction of the new and modern One-stop Border facility started in 2015 and cost a whooping $9million. Today it will be officially unveiled[/caption] Rwanda is unveiling a newly constructed One -stop border post in Rubavu district that borders with the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo. President Paul Kagame is expected to…
National
New Prime Minister Announces Cabinet
August,30 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(2)

[caption id="attachment_15351" align="alignleft" width="640"] Prime Minister Dr. Edouard Ngirente[/caption] Below is a full list of the new government Minister in the President's Office- Judith Uwizeye. Minister of Finance and Economic Planning-Claver Gatete. Minister of Trade and Industry-Vincent Munyeshyaka. Minister of Environment-Dr. Vincent Biruta. Minister of Land and Forestry- Francine Tumushime Minister of Agriculture and Animal…
National
New Rwanda Prime Minister Takes Oath
August,30 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_15346" align="alignleft" width="814"] Prime Minister Dr. Ngirente Edouard[/caption] Rwanda has a new Prime Minister effective today August 30th . Dr. Ngirente Edouard has already taken oath at the Parliament in a ceremony presided over by President Paul Kagame. The new Prime minister is also expected to announce a full cabinet list before the end…
National
Mukura VS Brings on Board Burundi Goalkeeper
August,28 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_15316" align="alignleft" width="640"] (l) Burundi's Goalkeeper Nshimirimana David signs a 2-year deal with Mukura VS as the club Secretary General Niyobuhungiro Fidele looks on[/caption] Mukura Victory Sports has signed a two year contract with a new goal keeper Nshimirimana David - before the deal, he was playing for Burundi national football team and Vital’o…
National
Tourism Revenues Save Nyabihu Residents From Trekking to Gisenyi Hospital
August,24 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_15268" align="alignleft" width="640"] Kabatwa sector health post valued at Rwf48 million built under the tourism revenue sharing policy[/caption] Residents of Kabatwa sector in Nyabihu district had to trek for an hour to seek health services from hospitals far away in Musanze and Rubavu districts. However, on Thursday morning, Rwanda Development Board (RDB) officials and…
National
Week-long Umuganura Harvest Festival Opens
August,20 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_15234" align="alignleft" width="640"] Residents of Kayonza district sip local brew from a pot during the previous Umuganura celebration[/caption] This year’s Umuganura - the National Harvest Day begins today and corresponding events across the country will continue up to August 27th. Normally this event is annually celebrated beginning August 4th but for this year it…
National
Kagame Begins 7yr Term Amid Fanfare, Many Leaders in Attendance
August,18 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_15210" align="alignleft" width="640"] President Paul Kagame receives instruments of power to start a 7-year term[/caption] Rwandans will by far remember Paul Kagame's Friday inauguration as the most organised, glamorous and highly attended event of its kind. By 7am, the gates of a 25,000-seater Amahoro National Stadium were opened letting in Rwandans and friends. Two…
National
Tags: Elections, Jeannette Kagame, Kagame, Politics, RPF, Rwanda, Term Limit, Urugwiro
Rwandans Celebrate Assumption Day
August,15 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

Rwandan Christians across the country began their day praying at their churches to observe The Assumption of Mary - the mother of Jesus Christ. Members of the christian faith believe that after the mother of Jesus died, she was resurrected, glorified, and taken bodily to heaven. Assumption Day traced from the 6th century gradually grew…
National
UK ‘Denying’ Rwandans Justice 
August,13 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_8527" align="alignnone" width="675"] Clock wise-Celestin Mutabaruka, Dr Vincent Bajinya, Emmanuel Nteziryayo, Celestin Ugirashebuja, Charles Munyaneza[/caption] Rwanda has said that UK is reluctant to take action against Genocide fugitives who have found safe haven in the country that claims to have equity justice. Five fugitives of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi that claimed more than…
National
Sri Lanka Defence Officials in Rwanda to Acquire Reintegration Skills
August,10 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_15075" align="alignleft" width="640"] Delegation of the Sri Lanka defense force currently on a visit in Rwanda[/caption] A delegation from Sri Lanka defense force have said that Rwanda Defense Force (RDF) has performed beyond expectation within the last 23 years after the 1994 Genocide. At the start of a 12 day visit in Rwanda, the…
National
Family of Rwandan Kidnapped in Kampala Desperately Call for Quick Intervention
August,09 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

  [caption id="attachment_15062" align="aligncenter" width="606"] Rene Rutagungira was kidnapped by CMI agents in Kampala and his family fears for his life[/caption] Relatives of a Rwandan man who was last weekend kidnapped in the Ugandan capital Kampala have come out with graphic details of how he was whisked away by uniformed armed men suspected to be…
National
Young Acrobat Seeks Early Appointment with President-elect Kagame
August,07 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

The Kenyan talented young Acro-Dancer, Wendy Waeni 12, is among a large number of people who followed closely presidential polls in Rwanda, and as a matter of fact, she did not hesitate to show her satisfaction with the outcome. “Congratulations Mr President @paulkagame. Looking forward to see you soon.#RwandaDecides,” Waeni wrote on her tweeter with…
National, Other News
Security Concerns Prevent Rwandans in Burundi From voting
August,03 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

Rwanda's Electoral Body NEC has cited security concerns as the main reason why Rwandans living in Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo did not vote today. Rwanda's Diaspora voted on Thursday with large turnout in host countries and a lot of enthusiasm for the first time voters. On Friday, Rwandans back home will go to…
Election News
Tags: Featured Left
Kagame Pledges Electricity for All, NOT for Many
August,01 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

Paul Kagame the Rwanda Patriotic Front party flag bearer has promised that in his next presidential term, electricity will be rolled-out to all Rwandans. The government which last month announced that it had enough resources, targets to generate 355MW of electricity just in the next three years. By 2017, government had planned to increase its…
Election News, National
Tags: Bigbigstory
Gicumbi Supporters Call Candidate Kagame ‘Our Son’
August,01 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

Candidate Paul Kagame has concluded his up country campaigns with Gicumbi district, a region from where “he crafted Rwanda.” In the early days of the liberation struggle under the command of Kagame,Gicumbi area hosted the first headquarters of RPF rebels in Rwanda. Since 1990 the RPF has enjoyed a special bond with residents of this…
Election News, National
Tags: Bigbigstory
Rwanda Deploys Mechanised Infantry Battalion to South Sudan
August,01 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

The first elements of the Reconnaissance Company of the Mechanised Infantry Battalion heading to Juba in South Sudan have left Rwanda on 30 July 2017. The movement of the Contingent Owned Equipment and its manning personnel was effected by road through Uganda to the South Sudan’s capital Juba. The Reconnaissance Company’s main body is expected to…
National, Other News
RPF Doesn’t Make Empty Promises – Kagame to Supporters
July,31 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

Candidate Paul Kagame doesn't want to promise voters what he clearly knows would not be delivered. “While campaigning, we say things as they are. We do not dramatize,” Kagame told 250,000 voters while campaigning at Nemba sector in Gakenke district. Presidential elections will be held on August 3rd and 4th - candidates have only two…
Election News, National
Tags: Bigbigstory
Kagame Takes Campaign to Region with RPF “Special Pact”
July,31 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

Twenty seven years ago, the Rwanda Patriotic Front rebels shifted their battle frontline from a flat terrain East to the forested mountainous north. The rebels built a special bond with residents of the new frontline zones. This was Paul Kagame's strategy - He was commanding the entire war against the ruthless genocidal forces. Burera district…
Election News, National
Tags: Bigbigstory
EU Ambassador Retracts Death Alarm, Twitter Wants More
July,26 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

After stirring controversy through his tweet on Monday when he claimed that a worker had been killed at a site under controlled demolition, Michael Ryan the EU commissioner in Rwanda has rescinded his allegations. Two days later, Ambassador Ryan has retracted his allegations saying, "I unreservedly accepted Min @BusingyeJohns investigation showed no death @ demolition,…
National, Other News
Tags: Featured Left
Statistics Body Builds Rwf7billion Training Centre
July,26 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

The National Institute of Statistics (NISR) is expected before the end of this year to complete construction of a training centre worth Rwf7billion. Yusuf Murangwa the NISR Director General says the institute is focusing on building professional capacity of its staff. According to Murangwa, the centre will help improve data management; "The more people with…
National, Other News
Tags: Featured Left
EU Envoy Syria Comparison Stirs Controversy in Rwanda
July,25 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

When the European Union envoy in Rwanda Michael Ryan made a comment on Twitter comparing a planned demolition in the capital Kigali to the bombed ruins of Syria he may never have anticipated the controversy he would find himself. That is exactly what is happening. Justice Minister Johnstone Busingye described the diplomat’s comment as “fiction”…
Other News
Tags: Bigbigstory, Featured Left
Alibaba CEO Jack Ma Announces 4 Big Projects at Youth Connekt Summit
July,21 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

Chinese Billionaire Jack Ma has announced four groundbreaking projects at the ongoing Youth connekt summit in Kigali, Rwanda. The billionaire arrived with a delegation aboard three planes that landed at Kigali international airport to attend the summit also attended by Rwanda President Paul Kagame. Without beating around the bush, Jack took the microphone thanked delegates…
National
Tags: Bigbigstory
Africa’s Secret is Unity of Older and Young Generations -Akon
July,21 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

There is a certain special feeling that hits everyone every time they arrive in Rwanda- Organisation and action, US based hip-hop artist Akon said in his remarks at the ongoing Youth Connekt Africa Summit. "When am in Rwanda, everything around me is so organised. Women here are very active and better multi-taskers than in New…
National, Other News
Tags: Bigbigstory
Kagame Tells Voters He Needs Them Just as They Need Him
July,15 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

Paul Kagame the flag bearer of the Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) Inkotanyi continues to attract hundreds of thousands of supporters at campaign rallies. After a brief speech before supporters in Nyaruguru district, Kagame drove to the nearby Gisagara district where an enthusiastic crowd estimated to be more than 80,000 supporters had been waiting since morning.…
Election News, National
Tags: Bigbigstory
RDF Saved the Country From Rwf 16 Billion Expenses
July,11 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_13771" align="alignleft" width="1085"] Rwanda Defence Force officer treating a patient in Nyamata during the Army Week[/caption] Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) Army Week is concluding with records that will leave a mark in the lives of thousands of beneficiaries. From May 2nd to date, RDF has been conducting activities intended to improve the wellbeing of…
National, News
Tags: RDF Health
Rwanda is Only Country that Speaks Her Mind – Netanyahu
July,10 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_13752" align="alignleft" width="800"] Benjamin Netanyahu Israeli Prime Minister likes Rwanda's boldness[/caption] Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has profound respect and admiration for Rwanda which his country used as bridge to Africa In his address while receiving President Paul Kagame in Israel, Netanyahu said   that Rwanda has a particularity of speaking her mind at all…
National
The Ghosts That Signed for Presidential Aspirant Diane Rwigara
July,08 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_13724" align="alignnone" width="680"] The red cross on Augustin Rudahusha's cemetery in Busanza[/caption] A gravedigger at Busanza cemetery in Kanombe sector, Kicukiro district remembers the day clearly; it was April 17, 2016, a Sunday when a distraught man came to him asking for help to bury his dead. “He was struggling to mobilize family and…
National
Electoral Body Approves 3 Presidential Candidates
July,07 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_13705" align="alignnone" width="601"] L-R: Frank Habineza, Paul Kagame and Phillippe Mpayimana[/caption] The National Electoral Commission (NEC) has published the final list of presidential candidates for August 4 Presidential elections. The candidates are Paul Kagame, flag-bearer of the Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) Inkotanyi, Frank Habineza of the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda (DGPR) and Philippe…
Election News, National
Tags: Featured
Kagame in Addis Ababa for AU Reforms Progress
July,02 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_13603" align="alignleft" width="968"] President Paul Kagame on arrival in Ethiopia for the 29th Ordinary Session of the Summit of the African Union[/caption] President Paul Kagame is scheduled tomorrow to present a report on the progress made towards implementing the institutional reforms of the African Union. The President arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia  on Sunday…
National
Survivors Want UN to Investigate French Role in Genocide
June,29 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_11179" align="aligncenter" width="675"] Hundreds of genocide survivors gather at the Nyamata genocide memorial site in eastern Rwanda.[/caption] Genocide survivors on Thursday demanded the UN to open official probe into France's role in the 1994 genocide against Tutsis. The survivors through their grouping IBUKA have set four issues the UN must require France to comply…
National, News
EXCLUSIVE: Frank Habineza’s Brutal Journey to 2017 Ballot Paper
June,28 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

The day was October 30, 2009. There was a near stampede when a group of people tried to gather at a pre-arranged location in Kigali. In a split second, a violent fight involving four men erupted in the fully packed hall. Some of the people inside the hall had travelled more than 5 hours to…
Special Reports
Wetland Encroachers Stand Warned, Prosecution is Coming
June,24 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_13316" align="alignnone" width="675"] Community during umuganda in Nyandungu Eco Park. Schools, houses that were established in wetlands will have to relocate[/caption] Property owners with facilities located in wetlands should start planning relocation before the bulldozers come rumbling - as government takes a more hardline stance. President Paul Kagame said Saturday that alternative locations are…
National, News
Kagame Presents Credentials, Says Political Ground is Levelled
June,22 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_13294" align="alignnone" width="675"] President Paul Kagame (Right) presenting credentials to Prof. Kalisa Mbanda, president of National Electoral Commission as requirement before approval to qualify as candidate in the August Presidential elections[/caption] The National Electoral Commission has received President Paul Kagame credentials and will wait to be approved  as a candidate for the forthcoming August…
National, News
Army Week Exceeds Targets
June,22 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_13280" align="alignleft" width="965"] The RDF has achieved most of its targets in the ongoing Army Week[/caption] Rwanda Defence Force has exceeded most targets under the ongoing Army Week even two weeks before its conclusion, new statistics indicate. Free health services have become an icon of the Army Week; Nine interventions are conducted. Several operations…
National, News
Tags: Featured
South Africa, Rwanda Sign Wildlife Conservation Agreement
June,19 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_13221" align="alignleft" width="725"] Wildlife handlers leading one of the Rhinos into Rwanda's Akagera National Park[/caption] Rwanda and South Africa have signed an agreement to save the rare and endangered species from disappearing from national parks and increase tourism revenues in both countries. On June 16, the Minister of Environmental Affairs of South Africa, Dr.…
National, News
Ubumuntu Festival Brings Nigerian ‘Chibok Girls’ to Rwanda
June,14 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_13129" align="alignnone" width="675"] The Ubumuntu Arts Festival takes place at an beautiful Amphitheatre at Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre/Photo Ubumuntu Arts Festival[/caption] Rwandan drama fans will, next month, watch live a survivor of the worst kidnap of 21st century as the country concludes a hundred days commemoration of Genocide against Tutsi. On the night of…
ShowBiz
Gatsibo Pastor in Trouble For Conning Rwf16.7M From Church Members
June,13 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_13125" align="alignleft" width="771"] More than 300 members of Communauté Evangelique de Pentecote de l’Esprit et de l’Amour”(CEPAL) gather to discuss disputes within their church[/caption] More than  300 residents in Nyagatare and Gatsibo districts are threatening to drag a pastor to court accusing him of conning them over Rwf16.7 million. In 2012 Bishop Sylvestre Ngwabije…
National, News
Tycoon Rujugiro’s UTC Mall Up For Grabs
June,13 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_13115" align="alignleft" width="984"] Union Trade Centre owned by self exiled Rujugiro tribert[/caption] Self exiled tycoon Tribert Rujugiro Ayabatwa has until the end of July to pay tax arrears or else his property will be auctioned. Thirteen other tax defaulters including Rujugiro's Union Trade Centre (UTC)  have their property listed for auctioning by Rwanda Revenue…
National, News
Green Party’s Habineza to Challenge RPF in Presidential Elections
June,10 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_13074" align="alignleft" width="986"] Frank Habineza is the flag bearer for the opposition Green Party that will challenge the ruling RPF in the forthcoming Presidential elections[/caption] Opposition Democratic Green Party of Rwanda (DGPR) has officially fronted Dr. Frank Habineza as flag bearer to challenge the Ruling RPF Inkontanyi in the forthcoming presidential elections. “We are…
National, News
Looking Forward to Weekend Program?
June,09 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_13036" align="alignleft" width="991"] Rwandans in Belgium and other countries in Europe have descended in Brussels for Rwanda Day to Interact with President Paul Kagame and discuss the Future of the country[/caption] All eyes will be on television screens this weekend as Rwandans across the country catch every bit of Rwanda day event in Brussels,…
ShowBiz, Society
Tags: Rwandadaybelgium
Swedish Attorney Hands over Compensation to Genocide Survivors
June,07 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_12991" align="aligncenter" width="742"] Claver Berinkindi (in back row) currently serving a life setence in Sweden[/caption] Six survivors of the 1994 genocide against Tutsi will today receive compensation paid by genocide convict Claver Berinkindi currently serving a life sentence in Sweden. On 15th February 2017, the Svea Court of Appeal in Stockholm, Sweden, upheld life…
National, News
Cabinet Approves Budget for 2017/2018 Fiscal Year
June,06 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_12984" align="aligncenter" width="632"] Finance Minister Claver Gatete will have Rwf 2,094.9 billion dedicated to finance 2017/2018 Fiscal Year[/caption] A whooping Rwf 2 trillion will be used to finance all activities planned for the 2017/2018 financial year. On Tuesday, an extra ordinary cabinet meeting convened at Village Urugwiro and chaired by Prime Minister Anastase Murekezi, approved the…
Business & Tech, Economy
Tags: Budget
RDF Restores Sight for Hundreds of Patients in one Month
June,03 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

In just one month, about 200 ‘completely’ blind or visually impaired Rwandans have thrown their white cane – the mobility tools and said goodbye to therapeutic pair of glasses – thanks to Rwanda Defence Forces (RDF) medics. It was not by miracle. Rather, a section of Rwandans planned, brought together logistics and human resources and…
National, News
Tags: RDF Health
Hundred Private Schools Bankrupt , Begin Closing Business
June,02 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_12914" align="aligncenter" width="670"] More than hundred schools across the country may close business[/caption] Private schools are pleading with government for partnerships and save them from failing due to bankruptcy. More than hundred schools across the country fear that they may run out of business very soon. In 2010, students started abandoning private schools and…
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Election Commission Cannot Control Social Media – Says Regulator
May,31 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

The Rwanda National Electoral Commission (NEC) became a laughing stock Wednesday evening after the country's utilities regulator slammed its comments on social media use during the upcoming polls. Senior officials at NEC told journalists last week that they would regulate how presidential candidates use social media. Any campaign messages planned to be posted on social…
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African Union Endorses Kaberuka’s Peace Funding Mechanism
May,30 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_12882" align="aligncenter" width="685"] Dr. Donald Kaberuka High Representative for the AU Peace Fund[/caption] The African Union Peace and Security Council (PSC) has endorsed its peace fund project proposal designed by Rwanda's Dr. Donald Kaberuka. The PSC is African Union’s decision-making body responsible for maintenance of continental peace and security. It is based in Addis…
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Survey Reveals 7,797 Families Were Wiped-out During Genocide Against Tutsi
May,28 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_12841" align="alignleft" width="806"] In Rubavu District, GAERG members lighting candles in commemoration of families that were wiped-out during the 1994 genocide against Tutsi[/caption] A total of up to 7797 families have been identified to have completely been wiped-out during the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi which claimed a million lives in just a hundred days.…
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Rwandans in Belgium Warm up to Meet President Kagame
May,26 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_12795" align="alignleft" width="841"] Members of Rwandan Diaspora in Belgium listen to President Paul Kagame in 2010[/caption] The Rwandan community in Belgium is warming up to meet President Paul Kagame next month where he will travel to attend  the annual European Development Days forum. According to organisers, the two-day forum (7-8th June) is expected to…
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Burundian Refugees Get Food from Rwanda
May,25 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_12750" align="alignnone" width="675"] Jean-Pierre de Margerie (L) and Takayuki Miyashita, the Japanese Ambassador to Rwanda (R) during the handover ceremony at WFP in Kigali[/caption] World Food Program (WFP) – Rwanda will today start a process of distributing sacks of beans grown by Rwandan farmers to 55,000 Burundian refugees. An official handover of the food…
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Survey Finds 7700 Families Completely Wiped in Genocide
May,24 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_12747" align="aligncenter" width="680"] In 2014, commemoration for families completely wiped out was held in Musanze district[/caption] It may be hard to imagine but a new survey has found that nearly 8000 families were decimated completely in the 1994 genocide - leaving no single person to continue the family lineage. The survey conducted by survivors…
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Rwanda Celebrates Six Decades of African Liberation
May,24 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_12732" align="aligncenter" width="717"] Honourable Protais Musoni, Chairman of the Pan African Movement - Rwanda chapter[/caption] On Thursday, everything will sound, smell and feel African as Rwandans join Africans in celebrating six decades of liberation of the continent from colonialism. Fifty nine years ago, Ghanaian leader Kwame Nkrumah convened the First Conference of Independent States…
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Import of Second Hand Clothes May Not Stop Soon
May,22 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_12706" align="alignnone" width="675"] Tax imposed on Second hand clothes has been increased tremendously[/caption] For many years Rwandans have been dependent on second hand clothes imported from Europe and the United States. They are affordable and their high demand kept traders in business. However, the East African Community (EAC) partner states have agreed to systematically…
Business & Tech, Economy
Suspected Killer of “FDU-Inkingi Member” Arrested, Trial Soon
May,19 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_12656" align="aligncenter" width="660"] Faustin Nkusi the Spokesperson of the Rwanda national prosecuting authority[/caption] Police have submitted to the Prosecutor General a file of a suspect alleged to be the killer of supposed member of FDU-Inkingi political grouping. Demobilised Cpl Jean Damascène Habarugira was found dead last week and his name made headlines in the…
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During Genocide: Ladislas Ntaganzwa Directly Reported to Interahamwe Chief
May,19 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_12642" align="aligncenter" width="716"] Genocide suspect Ladislas Ntaganzwa is former mayor of Nyakizu commune[/caption] The special chamber of High court in Rwanda has conducted the second hearing in the case involving Genocide suspect Ladislas Ntaganzwa. Ntaganzwa is a former mayor of Nyakizu commune in current Nyaruguru district. He is the first suspect to be arrested…
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Rwanda Parliament Votes 4th EALA Members
May,19 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_12628" align="aligncenter" width="746"] Hon. Fatuma Ndangiza[/caption] The Rwandan Parliament has concluded elections for the 9 members that will represent Rwanda in the 4th East African Legislative Assembly. Of the 9 members, 4 hail from the Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) Inkotanyi coalition while the Liberal Party (PL) and the Socialist Party (PSD) have one representative respectively.…
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Portuguese Company to Build Three 200kV Substations in Rwanda
May,18 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_12625" align="aligncenter" width="766"] Efacec, a Portuguese firm will build 3 substations like this above to help distribute electricity to remote parts of Rwanda[/caption] Efacec, a Portuguese firm has won a lucrative deal to construct three power substations in Rwanda very essential in distribution of electricity to remote parts of the country. STEG International Services…
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First Ladies of Rwanda, Kenya Ready for Kigali Peace Marathon
May,18 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_12619" align="aligncenter" width="640"] First Ladies of Kenya and Rwanda (centre) running during ‘Beyond Zero Half Marathon’ in Nairobi, Kenya[/caption] Kenya's First lady Margaret Kenyatta will join her Rwandan counterpart Jeannette Kagame to sprint in the Kigali Peace Marathon scheduled for Sunday . “I will on Sunday join my counterpart in Rwanda Jeannette Kagame during…
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Ex-presidential Aspirant Jailed Using ‘Nonexistent Law’ – Court Hears
May,18 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_12612" align="aligncenter" width="680"] Dr Theoneste Niyitegeka (R) accompanied by his lawyer yesterday want the court to throw out the Gacaca conviction as it was based on a law which doesn't exist (Photo by UMUSEKE)[/caption] In 2008 a communal court sentenced former presidential aspirant Dr Theoneste Niyitegeka to 15years for genocide. But it emerged yesterday…
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Kart Racing is Coming to Rwanda in August
May,18 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_12597" align="aligncenter" width="680"] Karts destined for Rwanda manufactured by Dutch automobile firm[/caption] A Dutch automobile firm has finished manufacturing the first batch of ten Kart vehicles to ship to Rwanda for the Kart Racing - the first of its kind in the country. The Rwanda Automobile Club (RAC) told KT Press that the Kart cars will…
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For Rwandans, Here is How to Deal with Recent Global Cyber Attack
May,15 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

Rwanda is warning computer users to take precautions not to lose their gadgets and data following an outbreak of a security attack that has affected over 150 countries and may not spare the country. A communiqué that has been released by Rwanda information Society Authority (RSA) advises the public on behaviors to adopt. It reads,…
Business & Tech, Technology
‘Begging’ Perpetrators to Show Where They Dumped Genocide Victims May Stop
May,14 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_12477" align="aligncenter" width="716"] Dr. Jean Damascène Bizimana the Executive Secretary CNLG suggests that pleading with perpetrators should stop[/caption] Pleading with genocide perpetrators to show or indicate places where they dumped bodies of victims could soon be stopped because they intentionally refuse to speak-up. Several perpetrators have remained tight lipped about the exact sites where…
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235 Catholic Priests, Nuns Now Subscribe to “Ndi Umunyarwanda” Program
May,05 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_12254" align="alignleft" width="810"] Catholic Priests and Nuns during a two-day session attending Ndi Umunyarwanda Program[/caption] It was unthinkable that the Catholic Church in Rwanda would renegade on their position against “Ndi Umunyarwanda Program” an initiative that seeks to foster unity and reconciliation in the country. Hundreds of thousands of Tutsi that took refuge in…
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African Top Diplomats Due in Kigali This Weekend
May,04 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_9304" align="aligncenter" width="680"] AU leaders in Kigali for the 27th African Union Summit | Kigali, 17 July 2016[/caption] President Paul Kagame will this weekend be hosting over 40 foreign ministers from African countries as well as Ambassadors to AU to discuss the way forward in the implementation of AU reform proposals. The Rwanda foreign…
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Ex-Miss France Sonia Rolland ‘Received 2000’ Hate Letters From Le Pen Party
May,02 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_12195" align="alignleft" width="800"] Sonia Rolland, Miss France has consistently received hate letters from Front National Party in France[/caption] Sonia Rolland, Miss France 2000 and Rwandan – French movie star has expressed her discontent against the National Front and its presidential candidate Marine Le Pen following the party’s racism that has embarrassed her since the…
International, News
Harvard Medical School Recognizes Rwandan Physician for Global Health Work
May,01 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_12164" align="aligncenter" width="461"] Dr. Christian Ntizimira recognized by Harvard Medical School for his Global Health Work[/caption] A Rwandan Doctor has scooped a prestigious "Harvard Global Health Catalyst: Distinguished Young Leader Award." Dr. Christian Ntizimira was presented with the award on April 28th in recognition for his innovative approaches to palliative care, his advocacy around…
International, News
Outrage as Two Street Kids are Set ablaze in Kigali
April,28 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_5738" align="aligncenter" width="660"] Justice Minister Johnston Busingye says the suspects will be found and punished seriously[/caption] A fierce manhunt is on for night watchmen who last night set fire into a tunnel in Kigali's central business district - instantly burning to death two street kids that were hiding there. The incident has prompted outrage…
National
Rise of Govt Salaries Increases 2017-18 budget by $170m
April,28 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_10258" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Finance Minister Claver Gatete today morning presented to parliament the 2017-18 budget estimates[/caption] Budget plans presented to Parliament this Friday indicate that government expenditure will increase by more than Rwf 140 billion in the coming financial year 2017-18. Spending will rise to Rwf 2,094 billion (about $2.6billion) from Rwf 1,953 billion…
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Steady Stream of Burundian Refugees into Rwanda Continues (UPDATED)
April,25 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_12049" align="alignnone" width="675"] Burundian refugees register before boarding to Mahama Camp/Photo UNCHR[/caption] Arrivals data from the UN refugees agency (UNHCR) shows that Burundian refugees that have crossed into Rwanda since the crisis there erupted back in mid 2015 have reached 94,581 people of April 25. The last period update, also shared by the Rwandan…
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ICTR Convict Confesses on Kibeho Holly Land Massacre
April,21 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_11972" align="alignnone" width="680"] Inside a section of Kibeho church which was left in memory of the genocide victims[/caption] A former army captain serving 35 year sentence at a Malian prison for genocide in Rwanda knows exactly what happened to thousands of Tutsis who sought refuge in April 1994 at Kibeho catholic parish, a site…
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40 Mass Graves Discovered As DR Congo Troops Battle Tribal Militias
April,19 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_11924" align="alignnone" width="675"] Fifteen of the mass graves were in a cemetery in the town of Tshimbulu and two in the locality of Tshienke.[/caption] The UN investigators in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have confirmed the existence of at least 17 more mass graves in Kasai Central Province, which has been the scene…
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Rwanda, Djibouti Remove Visa Fees for Some Travellers
April,18 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_11913" align="alignnone" width="675"] For President Kagame(L), benefiting Djibouti Rwanda cooperation, are not just people of both countries, but Africans in general.[/caption] Rwanda and Djibouti have today signed an agreement that exonerates visa fee for diplomatic and service passport holders from both countries respectively among a series of memorandum of understanding (MoUs) that will strengthen…
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UN Buys Food Aid From Rwanda for Burundi
April,17 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_11895" align="alignnone" width="675"] As a result of a rare species of "climbing beans" developed locally, Rwandan farmers have seen huge production. Added phosphorus and manure, the beans grow to almost twice her height. Beans are also a preferred local delicacy.[/caption] The UN's World Food Programme (WFP) will beginning this Tuesday send hundreds of tonnes…
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Tract Compares Cleaning of Genocide Remains to “Washing Dogs”
April,15 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_11873" align="alignnone" width="600"] Genocide Denier in Kamonyi district says Tutsi will end up "Washing Dogs" instead of Tutsi remains[/caption] A Genocide denier in a remote Karama sector, Kamonyi district in Southern Province has warned Genocide survivors that, the “stupid activity of washing bodies of Genocide victims will one day lead them to washing remains…
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Military Leads Battle Against Devastating “Army Worm”
April,14 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

The Rwanda Defence Force is supporting a countrywide operation to eradicate the so called "Fall Army Worm", a devastating insect that has become a real threat to Rwanda's food security. The rare insects first appeared Nyamagabe District (southern Rwanda) around early February 2017. The insects have since spread across all Districts of the country. They…
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Rwanda Pushes African States to Arrest, Prosecute Genocide Fugitives
April,11 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_11791" align="alignnone" width="717"] African Union session on Prevention of Hate Crimes and Ideology of Genocide in Africa[/caption] Rwanda has requested African Union member States to prosecute fugitives of 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi that are roaming scot-free in their capitals. This request has been made by Dr. Jean Damascene Bizimana - Executive Secretary of…
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Genocide Survivors Want Guards at Memorial Sites #Kwibuka23
April,08 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_11716" align="alignnone" width="539"] Genocide survivors want memorial sites guarded for 24-hours[/caption] Genocide memorial sites across the country may get extra protection to ensure their safety 24-hours daily. Genocide survivors have appealed to concerned authorities to help attach security guards on all genocide memorial sites. Currently, all memorial sites across the country are guarded by…
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Kagame Meets RDF High Command
April,06 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame on Thursday met and addressed the High Command of the Rwanda Defense Forces (RDF). In a meeting held at the Ministry of Defence HQ, Kagame reiterated the role of the armed forces in development of the country and maintaining the hard earned security. The commander-in-chief urged the top brass to ensure they…
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Rwanda Plans $200m Fund to Subsidise Home Owners
April,06 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_11656" align="alignnone" width="680"] Infrastructure Minister James Musoni says a big part of Rwandan population needs affordable housing[/caption] Rwanda will in three months set up a multimillion dollar fund to help bring down the current cost of housing, KT Press reveals. Infrastructure Minister James Musoni told KT Press on Thursday that "Affordable Housing Fund" as…
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Continental Sciences Centre of Excellence Launched in Rwanda
April,03 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_11609" align="alignnone" width="640"] President Paul Kagame during the launch of African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS)[/caption] President Paul Kagame has pledged support to the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) for bringing to Rwanda headquarters of an investment the continent urgently needs. The President today, inaugurated AIMS headquarters in the capital Kigali. The institute…
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Banks Earned Nearly $100m Net profit in FY16
March,29 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_11438" align="alignnone" width="680"] John Rwangombwa, the Rwanda Central Bank Bank Governor addresses the press at BNR[/caption] Despite the bad loans, last year banks in Rwanda earned a combined total of Rwf3billion more than they made in the previous year 2015, the central bank announced Wednesday. John Rwangombwa, the central bank governor said commercial banks…
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Kagame: Africa Shouldnt Wait for Every New U.S. Govt
March,28 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_11409" align="alignnone" width="680"] President Paul Kagame speaks at Atlantic Council Roundtable, Washington, D.C. 27 March 2017[/caption] President Kagame on Monday evening spoke at the Atlantic Council, a nonpartisan think tank - telling his audience that Africa should not expect different treatment whenever there is change of government in the United States. (See video) “African…
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15% of Land in Gakenke District Illegally Owned
March,27 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_11392" align="alignnone" width="652"] This is a certificate provided to bonafide owner of registered land[/caption] Rwandans are advised to register their land and obtain certificates as proof that they own that land. A land based investigation conducted by the Rwanda Initiative for Sustainable Development (RISD), has found that 15 percent of Rwandans only in Gakenke…
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INES-Ruhengeri Institute Acquires Drone for Research
March,25 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_11367" align="alignnone" width="860"] Institute of Applied Sciences (INES-Ruhengeri) begins using Drones in Research[/caption] The Institute of Applied Sciences (INES-Ruhengeri) has become the first university in Rwanda to adopt to the use of drones in research and mentoring students. Some students and drone experts and villagers gathered under a clear cloud in Busogo this Friday…
Business & Tech, Technology
Meet Woman Who Saved 3-Month Baby in Genocide, She’s now 23years
March,25 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_11364" align="alignnone" width="960"] Rose Mukarurinda (standing left) saved a baby girl during the genocide.She breastfed and raised him and is now a 23 year-old university student[/caption] Hundreds of genocide victims at a site in Southern Rwanda were Saturday exhumed from a mass grave to be laid to rest in the officially designated Kinazi genocide…
People & Power, Society
Many Turn Up For Umuganda Ahead of 23rd Commemoration of Genocide
March,25 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_11342" align="alignnone" width="960"] Residents of Kinazi sector and AERG-GAERG join to clean-up at Kinazi genocide memorial[/caption] Rwandans across the country today carried various tools to clear shrubs, dig trenches, build houses for the needy and other activities known as Umuganda. Umuganda– community service is usually conducted every last Saturday of the month between 7AM and…
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The Spanish NGOs Pleading for Ingabire Victoire at African Court
March,23 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

  [caption id="attachment_11331" align="alignnone" width="651"] Rwandan lawyer Gatera Gashabana (standing) and Dutch counterpart Caroline Buisman appearing before judges at AfCHPR chambers[/caption] Ingabire Victoire Umuhoza, serving a 15-year sentence affirmed by the highest court in Rwanda has taken her case to the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights in Arusha (AfCHPR). But as KT Press…
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Death of ex-Minister’s Wife Blocks Trial of ‘British Woman’
March,22 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_11251" align="alignnone" width="668"] Former internal security minister Sheikh Musa Fazil Harelimana whose wife died yesterday[/caption] The Rwandan-British woman Violette Uwamahoro who was arrested in Rwanda over “serious crimes” had been scheduled to appear in court today but her case has been postponed with no new date set. Uwimana Ziada, the wife of former internal…
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France24 TV Under Fire Over Rwanda Police Photos
March,22 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_11241" align="alignnone" width="548"] France24 broadcaster uses a photo of a Rwandan Police Peacekeeper in Central Africa for a story on child rape by French Soldiers on similar mission in the country[/caption] French broadcaster France24 has provoked angry reactions in Rwanda for the third time using photos of Rwandan security forces for a story on…
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Rwandan Names that Will Shock Pope Francis Today
March,20 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_11202" align="alignnone" width="651"] Kagame meets Pope Francis in Vatican[/caption] President Paul Kagame meet Pope Francis today. KT Press has made a list – not exhaustive though – of Rwandan priests and nuns that the church believes have their full right to minister, while back home, they cause sickness to people who met them in…
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Genocide Remains Decomposing at Major Memorial Site
March,18 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_11179" align="alignnone" width="675"] Today, hundreds of genocide survivors were at the Nyamata genocide memorial site to restore decomposing remains at the site[/caption] At a genocide memorial site in eastern Rwanda, remains of more than 40,000 Tutsi victims could soon be no more if urgent action is not taken. The location, Nyamata genocide memorial site,…
National
‘White Fathers’ Congregation Leaves Rwanda for Good
March,18 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_11171" align="alignnone" width="717"] L-R: Father Kees Maas - The Netherlands and Father Billaud Joseph from France closed White Fathers' Mission in Butare. Father Pam Denis(R) heads the remaining 8 Missionaries in Kigali.[/caption] Christians will, in near future see pioneers of the Roman Catholic Church in Rwanda only in archive pictures. The Congregation of Missionaries…
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Kagame Meets Rwandan Community in China
March,18 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_11162" align="alignnone" width="675"] Rwandan Community in China getting first-hand information on outcomes of the discussions between president Kagame and his host Xi Jinping[/caption] President Paul Kagame is meeting the private sector delegation from Rwanda and members of the Rwandan Community in China as he concludes his two day official visit to China this Saturday.…
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China’s Xi Jinping Commits to Build Rwanda Economic Zone
March,17 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_11147" align="alignnone" width="675"] Kagame and host Xi Jinping inspect a guard of honor at the start of a two-day official visit to China[/caption] It was pomp and fanfare in Beijing Friday as Chinese President Xi Jinping and First Lady received President Paul Kagame and First Lady Jeannette Kagame at the official residence where the two leaders…
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Kagame to Hold Talks With Chinese President Tomorrow
March,16 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_11103" align="alignnone" width="538"] Zhang Dejiang Speaker of the Chinese Parliament last year showing an artistic Impression of Administrative complex under construction in Rwanda[/caption] President Paul Kagame is scheduled to hold talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing, a meeting that will tremendously reinforce the existing relationship in trade, investment and exchange of expertise…
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Deal Gone Bad: 16 Containers of Taxi-Motor Headgear Unsold
March,15 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_11100" align="alignnone" width="480"] A Taxi-Motor helps a client wear the controversial headgear. A businessman brought in 17 containers and is now counting losses[/caption] More than six years ago, a businessman scooped a deal to import headgears that were to be used by Taxi-motor riders and their clients. He remains a bitter man. In 2011,…
Business & Tech, Economy
Kenyan University in Rwanda Announces $5m Expansion
March,15 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_11091" align="alignnone" width="528"] One of the campuses of Mount Kenya University in Rwanda[/caption] From a $15million investment already in place, Mount Kenya University said Wednesday that it would inject new financing in its Rwanda operations. The announcement was made at the 2nd Rwanda business forum organised by the Rwandan High Commission in Nairobi. Top…
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Rwanda’s Inflation Rises to 8.1%
March,12 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_11011" align="alignnone" width="862"] Traders at Kimironko Market above. Last month food prices increased including other household goods and services[/caption] Rwanda's economy is currently facing rising inflation of up to 8.1% according to recent figures released by the national institute of statistics  (NISR). According to the NISR figures, last month, the country experienced a rise…
Business & Tech, Economy
Kagame Speaks on Donald Trump, RPF’s Crystal Ventures and “Fake News”
March,08 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has said the world should not be surprised that Africa has not yet figured out how its partnership with the U.S. administration under President Donald Trump will look like, much as Americans themselves are still trying to understand what he holds for them. The president was speaking Tuesday evening at the inaugural…
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‘Missing’ Radio Director Reappears from Hiding
March,06 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

In August last year, Jean Marie Vianney Ndabarasa the director of Sana Radio and brother-in-law to convicted former presidential guard Lt Joel Mutabazi suddenly vanished from his work station in Kigali. He has reappeared claiming he was scared for his life and had to flee the country. At the time of his supposed disappearance, Ndabarasa…
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Kagame Due at Havard Next Week for 2nd Year in a Row
March,05 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_10822" align="alignnone" width="765"] At Harvard Institute of Politics on February 26, 2016 Kagame said, there is no simple explanation for the uneven distribution of gains[/caption] President Paul Kagame has been scheduled to speak at Harvard University’s Centre for International Development (CID), during a session untitled “A conversation with His Excellency Paul Kagame.” The session…
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Rwanda Petitions ‘Globe & Mail’ Ombudsman Over Paper’s Genocide Denial
March,05 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_10814" align="alignnone" width="675"] AERG GAERG youth Present a drama during celebration of extinct families 2016[/caption] Rwanda is demanding action on a Canadian newspaper that claimed last month that based on new report, it had been confirmed the current administration was behind the genocide. The Globe and Mail newspaper reported that the latest UN report…
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Genocide Orphans Revisit Burundian, UN Massacre Sites
March,01 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_1186" align="alignnone" width="663"] Rukumberi memorial site in eastern Rwanda is one of the sites AERG/GAERG toured previously[/caption] In what has become an annual tradition, hundreds of genocide orphans will board buses travelling hundreds of kilometers to revisit the plight they lived through with their families as thousands of militias wielding crude weapons roamed villagers…
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Nyange School Attacked by FDLR Rebels Gets Rwf250m Facelift
February,27 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_10082" align="alignnone" width="717"] The Nyange School attack victims have been honoured as national heroes[/caption] In March 1997, insurgents that had been battling government forces attacked a secondary school in Ngororero district – killing students after they defied an order for Hutus to separate themselves so that Tutsi students are identified. By the end of…
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Rwanda Woos Congolese for I&M Bank IPO
February,27 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_10698" align="alignnone" width="680"] At the roadshow event at Dian Fossey Hotel in Rubavu district town, there were Rwandan and Congolese businesspeople who are eager to cash in on the I&M Bank IPO[/caption] Executives from I&M Bank and government officials are in the Rwanda-DR Congo border district of Rubavu to showcase the bank’s scheduled initial…
Business & Tech, Economy
Iradukunda Elsa Crowned Miss Rwanda 2017
February,26 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_10694" align="alignnone" width="599"] Iradukunda Elsa Miss Rwanda 2017[/caption] The search for Rwanda’s most beautiful girl is over. And Iradukunda Elsa has successfully snatched the Crown for 2017 Miss Rwanda. For Iradukunda from Western Province said the trick of winning the 2017 Miss Rwanda pageant was "Prayer". She trounced 15 contestants to get the prestigious crown.…
People & Power, Society
FIFA President Present as Police FC and Rayon Equalise
February,25 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_10666" align="alignnone" width="680"] Fifa President Gianni Infantino arrives in Rwanda. Headed to Amahoro stadium to watch Police vs Rayon Sport[/caption] Rwanda's Police FC has frozen chances of rival giants Rayon Sport from taking the Azam Rwanda Premier League. In a tough match graced by Gianni Infantino - the FIFA president currently in the country,…
Sports
National Geographic Ready to Screen Rwanda Lions
February,25 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_10663" align="alignnone" width="1085"] National Geographic Channel ready to release a documentary of Rwanda Lions[/caption] Rwanda will in March feature on the prestigious National Geographic channel - in a hour-long documentary depicting the return of Lions in the country's Akagera national park. The documentary ‘Return of the Lion’ owned by Nat Geo Wild will be…
International, News
President Kagame Decorates 478 Cadet Officers
February,23 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_10645" align="alignnone" width="621"] Rwanda Defense Force are not only for Military protection but should be involved in community development activities[/caption] President Paul Kagame has told the newly decorated cadet officers that it's not only for military protection they have been commissioned for but for a holistic involvement into community development activities. Kagame made the…
National, News
Community Health Workers Turn to Real Estate Business
February,20 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_10571" align="alignnone" width="680"] Artistic Impression of Complex to be built by Community health workers (CHW) in Karongi district[/caption] More than a thousand community health workers in Karongi district have pooled over Rwf 295 Million to invest in a massive commercial complex. Grouped under 'Community Health Workers Investment Group', about 1164 members From 22 cooperatives…
Business & Tech
Another Rwandan Sets Cricket World Record
February,18 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_10486" align="alignnone" width="675"] Cathia Uwamahoro is the second Rwandan to break the cricket Guinness World Record in less than 12 month[/caption] A young Rwandan cricketer Cathia Uwamahoro, 24, has put her name in the Guinness World Record after batting straight for 26 hours. She now becomes the only woman to endure the gruelling act…
Sports
Imbuto Foundation Rewards $10,000 to Top Business Ideas
February,17 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_10450" align="alignnone" width="601"] About 231 aspirants at the Innovation Accelerator (iAccelerator) challenge at the College of Business and Economics, in Kigali last year[/caption] Four young, hard working and innovative entrepreneurs will this afternoon earn $ 10,000 each in a campaign to tackle pressing sexual, and reproductive health challenges, while promoting social entrepreneurship among the…
National, News
UK Government Minister for Africa to Meet Rwanda Officials
February,15 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_10416" align="alignnone" width="680"] Hon. Tobias Ellwood[/caption] The British Minister for Africa in the commonwealth office is expected in Rwanda this afternoon. Hon. Tobias Ellwood will lay a wreath of flowers at the Kigali Genocide Memorial in commemoration of over a million lives lost during the 1994 genocide against Tutsi. About 250,000 victims of Genocide…
National, News
Why Can’t Rwandans Win £25,000 Prize From Royal Academy of Engineers?
February,12 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_10341" align="alignnone" width="850"] Alex Makalliwa an Aeronautic Engineer also Kenyan, wants to build a battery-run 3-wheel car to solve transport challenges in Africa[/caption] For the past five years, no Rwandan project has convinced judges at a competition of the Royal Academy of Engineers, a British charity organization. This is good money innovative Rwandans should…
National, News
Benefits of Top Officials Cut By Half
February,08 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_10284" align="alignnone" width="600"] Government officials that have left office must have clean records to receive all entitlements otherwise new law has chopped benefits by half[/caption] Effective this week, senior government officials will get state benefits along with all the pomp that goes with their positions for only six months after they have left office…
National, News
French, Spanish, Belgian Soccer Coaches Compete to Train Amavubi
February,08 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_10269" align="alignnone" width="693"] French national Didier Gomes da Rosa(tossed up by Rayon Sport fans) is among applicants that want to transform Rwanda's struggling national team Amavubi[/caption] Fifty two Football trainers have expressed interest in coaching Rwanda's national team - Amavubi (Wasps). The Amavubi is desperately looking for a highly competent football coach that can help…
National, Sports
Rwanda Sells Major Bank to Finance Bugesera Airport
February,07 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_10258" align="alignnone" width="640"] Finance Minister Claver Gatete today presented to parliament the revised budget statement for the year 2016-17[/caption] The expected Rwf11.5billion from the sale of the government’s stake in local I&M Bank will be invested into the new Bugesera International Airport – currently under construction, Finance Minister Claver Gatate told parliament Tuesday. Next…
Business & Tech, Economy
Angolans Takeover King Faisal Hospital
February,07 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_10236" align="alignnone" width="657"] Oshen Group from Angola through is subsidiary in Rwanda will takeover King Faisal Hospital and save citizens from expensive medical trips abroad[/caption] Oshen Health Care Rwanda Ltd, a branch of Oshen Group from Angola is taking over King Faisal Hospital this afternoon. This follows a €21 million investment deal the company…
National, News
Rwandan Referee to Participate at AFCON in Zambia
February,03 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_10168" align="alignnone" width="644"] Hakizimana Louis (centre) instructs a team captain before Match kicks off[/caption] Rwandan football referee has been selected among a team of 13 referees that will arbitrate at the African Cup of Nations(AFCON) later this month. Hakizimana Louis - is known for refereeing at tough matches especially during encounters between arch-rival teams…
Sports
African Universal Internet Alliance Expands to 17 nations
January,31 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_5116" align="alignnone" width="660"] President Kagame speaking at 2015 Transform Africa Summit in Kigali[/caption] In 2013, seven governments meeting in Kigali adopted an ambitious agenda to turn their countries into “smart nations” – making tech and broadband connection a universal right. Today, the alliance’s founding host President Paul Kagame announced the grouping had more than…
Business & Tech, Technology
Rwanda’s First Lady to Address OAFLA General Assembly
January,30 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_10049" align="alignnone" width="680"] Rwanda's First Lady Jeannette Kagame[/caption] Rwanda's First Lady Jeannette Kagame is scheduled to speak on Tuesday at the 18th General Assembly of the Organisation of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The First Ladies will use this platform to reflect on past years’ achievements, identifying areas of…
International, News
Congolese Enter Rwanda “Claiming to be M23 rebels”
January,30 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_6315" align="alignnone" width="665"] Several Congolese soldiers have ended up in Rwanda previously. Here, Cpl Mambuve Nevo who strayed to Rwanda side of border was reluctant to leave RDF vehicle that brought him to the border[/caption] The Rwanda Defence Forces (RDF) said Sunday evening that it had registered people who crossed into its territory claiming…
National, News
New York Times Travel Show Awards Rwanda Toursim Certificate of Excellence
January,29 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

Rwanda is considered a wonderful destination tourists can quietly escape to and enjoy a great experience of pristine nature. At the 2017 New York Times Travel Show organised today, Rwanda Tourism has been recognised with a certificate '2017 Award of Excellence' -  Rwanda put up the 'Best Small Booth' at the show. The prestigious award…
National, News
Kagame Proposes Changes to Make AU Relevant to Africans
January,29 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_10010" align="alignnone" width="680"] A retreat of Heads of State and Government on proposals on AU reforms conducted by President Paul Kagame[/caption] Africa has to mobilise its own resources to finance activities of the African Union Commission to scale back dependence on donor money, President Paul Kagame has told colleagues. Kagame is in Ethiopia's capital…
National, News
26 Pageants Want Crown for Miss Rwanda 2017
January,29 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_9986" align="alignnone" width="580"] Kigali City: Five pageants selected will represent the city next week at another elimination phase for Miss Rwanda[/caption] The search for Rwanda's most beautiful girl has entered another phase after all four provinces have presented their best candidates from the just concluded auditions. On Saturday, Kigali city composed of three districts also…
People & Power, Society
Rwandans Brace First Umuganda of 2017 (UPDATED)
January,28 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_9961" align="alignnone" width="680"] Residents during Umuganda irrigating maize crops at Cyeza sector in Muhanga district/ photo Murindabigwi Ephreim[/caption] With slightly scattered rain showers across the country, Rwandans today woke up to conduct the first community work -Umuganda for 2017. Umuganda activities always conducted on the last Saturday of every month included; repairing broken water…
National, News
VISA, Atlas Mara in Major Payments Deal
January,27 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_9928" align="alignnone" width="680"] President Paul Kagame (R) at the BPR Atlas Mara Brand Reveal with Bob Diamond (C) and Ashish Thakkar (L) during the World Economic Forum on Africa, Kigali, in May 2016.[/caption] Global payments firm Visa and Atlas Mara Limited that bought two of some of Rwanda’s biggest banks, have signed a commercial…
Business & Tech, Companies
More Than 1000 Orphans Need to Be Adopted
January,25 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_9904" align="alignnone" width="639"] Orphans at St. Noel Orphanage. Rwanda had set a deadline to close all orphanages by December 2015[/caption] Rwanda is looking for families that may adopt more than 1000 children stranded in orphanages - the country had set December 2015 to shutdown all orphanages. Four years ago , government started a campaign…
National, News
Fr. Nahimana Seen in Belgium, Not Travelled to Rwanda (UPDATED)
January,23 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_9869" align="alignnone" width="675"] Nahimana was seen this morning at Zaventem Airport in Brussels (Belgium)[/caption] Catholic priest-turned politician Fr. Thomas Nahimana did not board plane bound for Rwanda - contrary to his earlier statement, KT Press exclusively reports. Nahimana had announced that he would travel by KLM flight KL 537 from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (Netherlands)…
National, News
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Shock As Human Faeces Are Dumped, Smeared on Genocide Site
January,23 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_9837" align="alignnone" width="675"] Genocide survivors had ignored verbal genocide ideology but never believed someone could target a memorial[/caption] Huye district authorities are holding two men in connection with staining a genocide memorial with human excreta. The incidence happened at a genocide memorial located in Nyakibanda cell Gishamvu sector. According to Juliette Niragire a witness…
National, News
CHANGED: Fr. Thomas Nahimana “arriving in Rwanda” on Monday
January,22 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_8479" align="alignnone" width="680"] Father Thomas Nahimana, who has live in France for past 11 years, will be in Rwanda - hopefully by late evening[/caption] Ex-catholic priest-turned politician Fr Thomas Nahimana has changed his return date - after details behind his previously scheduled date were published. This will be a second attempt by the former…
National, News
ADEPR Church Dragged into New Wrangles
January,20 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_9792" align="alignnone" width="718"] Bishop Jean Sibomana ADEPR church legal representative dismisses accusations[/caption] Wrangles in the Pentecostal church (ADEPR) are not yet over- concerned members within the church are calling for an overhaul of its leadership. A strong 5- page communiqué shared with media claims ADEPR church forces its faithful followers to raise funds for…
National, News
Rwandans Can Live Up to 70 years
January,19 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_9785" align="alignnone" width="567"] By 2030, Rwanda population will comprise of 60% below 30 years and 6% aged 60 years and over[/caption] Rwandans have more chances of living longer - a new survey conducted by the United Nations has revealed. A projection by UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, ‘IPC Datashot’ published on January…
National, News
Fines for Kigali Street Hawkers & Buyers Begin
January,19 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_9781" align="alignnone" width="640"] The challenge remains these Kenyan Masai that have become a common sight in Kigali. How KCC will deal with them remains to be seen.[/caption] Effective this Wednesday January 18, people found selling anything on the streets of Kigali city and the buyers will pay fines once caught. A directive issued mid…
National, News
Kagame Meets World Economic Forum Founder
January,18 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame on Wednesday held discussions with Prof. Klaus Schwab, the founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF). The meeting took place on the sidelines of the 2017 three-day WEF ongoing in Davos, Switzerland.
National, News
Rwandan Agro Entrepreneurs Excel in Africa
January,18 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_9758" align="alignnone" width="533"] Cooperative Icyerekezo in Musanze district selected among Africa's best Young entrepreneurs[/caption] Innovations by eleven Rwandan young entrepreneurs have high ability of contributing solutions to agriculture challenges across Africa - the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building  in Agriculture (RUFORUM) has selected them from a first competition it has organised. The maiden competition dubbed African…
Business & Tech, Economy
No Single M23 Rebel on DRC Territory – Says MONUSCO
January,18 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_9743" align="aligncenter" width="640"] MONUSCO officials at the press conference on Wednesday in Kinshasa[/caption] The UN mission in DR Congo (MONUSCO) said Wednesday it has “verified information” that no M23 rebels have crossed from Uganda onto Congolese territory – essentially contradicting what Kinshasa announced early this week. MONUSCO officials told journalists in Kinshasa that following…
National, News
Ending Poverty Cannot be Possible Without Tech – Kagame
January,17 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_9729" align="alignnone" width="640"] President Kagame speaks to guests at the event including Zhao Houlin (R), Secretary General of the ITU[/caption] President Paul Kagame said Tuesday that information technology will be embedded into all aspects of public service delivery in Rwanda - to accelerate a move towards prosperity. Kagame was speaking in Davos, Switzerland where…
Business & Tech, Technology
Kagame, France’s Hollande in Second Encounter
January,14 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_9644" align="alignnone" width="768"] From R-L: President Francois Hollande, President Paul Kagame, Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, First Lady Jeannette Kagame and Malian counterpart[/caption] When President Paul Kagame and the First Lady arrived at the venue of the 2017 France-Africa Summit in the Mali capital Bamako, French counterpart Francois Hollande was on hand to receive…
National, News
Genocide Remains Exhumed At Site of New Bugesera Airport
January,13 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_9620" align="alignnone" width="673"] Construction of Bugesera International Airport started three months ago. No one expected bodies of Genocide victims could be found at the site[/caption] After twenty two years of hurtful feelings for losing family members during the genocide against Tutsi, Xavier Twahirwa will be relieved after locating some of the bodies. As construction…
National, News
Long Drought Kills 2,000 Cows
January,12 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_9539" align="alignnone" width="680"] Cattle in Nyagatare district last year. Prolonged drought led to loss of thousands of livestock[/caption] A drought that ravaged large parts of Rwanda - especially in the east left huge chunks of the region not fit for cultivation, government has told the IMF. Hundreds of families in the east have had…
National, News
Kagame, India PM Vow ‘Zero Tolerance to Terrorism’
January,10 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_9493" align="alignnone" width="800"] President Kagame meets India PM Narendra Modi on Tuesday during high level visit[/caption] On Indian visit, President Paul Kagame met on Tuesday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during which they witnessed signing of a series of bilateral deals. India will open a mission in Kigali - among the several agreements put…
National, News
Rwanda Opens Basketball Academy
January,07 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(2)

[caption id="attachment_9456" align="alignnone" width="675"] WDA predicts the academy will bring the young players luxurious environment. Intense training awaits them though.[/caption] Basketball is headed for a revolution locally. Dozens of youngsters are preparing to join the inaugural class that will develop professional players - a strategy being used for several select sports. Already, 43 boys and…
Sports
Exiled ex-PM Twagiramungu Lavishes Praise on 2016 Successes in Rwanda
January,06 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_9440" align="alignnone" width="638"] Faustin Twagiramungu criticizes Rwanda from Belgium[/caption] Controversial self-exiled politician Faustin Twagiramungu has come out publicly to recognize the government back home - which he has scorned for years, at some point branding its leaders with all sorts of tags. The former prime minister, who scored only 3% in the 2003 presidential…
National, News
Genocide Suspect Seyoboka Wants Government Paid Lawyer
January,06 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_9433" align="alignnone" width="680"] 2nd Lt. Jean Claude Seyoboka says is poor and cannot afford to pay a lawyer[/caption] Nyamirambo Military Court has postponed trial of recently extradited Second Lt Jean Claude Seyoboka after he rejected a lawyer provided to assist him pro bono or for free. Seyoboka who was extradited from Canada on December…
National, News
President Kagame to Present New Business Opportunities in India
January,05 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_9427" align="alignnone" width="680"] Nyabarongo hydro power plant among mega Indian investments in Rwanda[/caption] Rwanda is likely to strike important deals from India at a vibrant business summit where world investors will converge to explore outstanding investment opportunities. President Paul Kagame, accompanied by a Rwandan business delegation will be on a working visit to India…
Business & Tech, Economy
King Kigeli V to Be Buried in Rwanda – US Court Rules
January,05 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_9405" align="alignnone" width="667"] King Kigeli V Ndahindurwa died on October 16, 2016[/caption] The body of Rwanda's last monarch King Kigeli V Ndahindurwa will have to be buried in Rwanda without any other hindrances - a court in U.S state of Virginia has ruled. The court ruling brings an end to prolonged disagreements between factions…
National, News
East Africans Now Desire for Rwandan Rice
January,04 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_9400" align="alignnone" width="632"] Rwanda exported over 7,000 tons of rice to East Africa last year[/caption] Rwandan farmers have a reason to smile - There is growing appetite for their rice in the East African community bloc. The formal export of rice grains from Rwanda has increased by 230 times in the 2015-2016 seasons, and…
National, News
Court Hears Fight Over King’s Body Between Closest Family and Distant Relatives
January,04 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_9396" align="alignnone" width="576"] Boniface Benzinge above was spokesman for King Kigeli Ndahindurwa[/caption] A strange court case opened Tuesday in the U.S state of Virginia in which a Judge is being asked to decide where the deceased former Rwanda monarch King Kigeli Ndahindurwa should be buried. The body of the monarch remains in a hospital…
International, News
Pump Price increases by Rwf 22
January,04 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_9386" align="alignnone" width="660"] Increase of petrol prices becomes the first shocking event for drivers in 2017[/caption] Car owners will have to dig deeper into their pockets to keep driving.   In a communiqué from Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) has announced that effective January 4, 2017 pump prices for petrol will be Rwf 970…
Business & Tech, Economy
Ex-Journalist Declares Will Run in August Presidential Polls
January,03 2017 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_9374" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Mpayimana Philippe wants to be leader of Rwanda[/caption] A Rwandan man living in France has announced he will be coming to Rwanda to run in the August presidential elections - making him the fourth to show interest in the country's highest office. Mpayimana Philippe, 47, a former journalist at the state…
National, News
In 2017, Reject Bad Service and Demand Answers – Says Kagame
December,31 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_9369" align="alignnone" width="680"] President Paul Kagame welcoming 2017. He said security and national unity as always are the foundation of Rwanda's progress[/caption] President Paul Kagame has welcomed the new year just seconds after it clocked midnight January 1, 2017. In the 2 minutes and 40 seconds address to the nation, the president said although…
National
Rwanda Cuts Down Imports by 8%
December,31 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_9357" align="alignnone" width="630"] Argentina-based company Positivo BGH set up an IT factory in Rwanda to produce laptops and other electronics[/caption] For the past four months, Rwanda has cut down the amount of goods it imports from major trading partners. According to figures contained in 'Formal External Trade' report for December 2016 by National Institute…
Business & Tech
2 Rejected Genocide Convicts Transferred to Ghana
December,27 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_9251" align="alignnone" width="675"] Dr Casimir Bizimungu[/caption] Two men who had for years failed to get a host country after being released by the court which was trying Rwandan genocide suspects, have secretly been transferred to Ghana. Dr. Casimir Bizimungu - former foreign minister and Sylvain Nsabimana - former prefect of Butare prefecture, now part…
National, Uncategorized
France Tops List of Fundraisers for Deceased Rwandan Diplomat
December,23 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_9206" align="alignnone" width="640"] Sana is survived by his wife Mathilde ( Mamy) and his daughter Keziah[/caption] A private fundraising drive launched to support the family of a deceased Rwandan diplomat at the United Nations has attracted an unlikely partner. The fundraiser has so far raised more than US$17,000 - with $730 coming from the…
National
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Protests Force DRC President Kabila Early Departure
December,23 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_9189" align="alignnone" width="653"] Long-time opponent Etienne Tshisekedi may have been trying to rule DRC for decades, but from today - he emerges as sole power broker in the vast country[/caption] Instead of leaving in April 2018, DR Congo President Joseph Kabila will leave months earlier - as part of deal to end days of…
National
Volkswagen Inks Deal to Build Assembly Plant in Rwanda
December,21 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_9133" align="alignnone" width="680"] Rwanda will begin assembling Volkswagen cars[/caption] Like in Germany, Volkswagen is set to become "People's car” in Rwanda following a deal to be inked between the Government of Rwanda and Volkswagen today. The Government of Rwanda and Volkswagen will sign a Memorandum of Understanding to develop a new concept of innovative…
Business & Tech
#TRENDING: Uganda Govt newspaper accused of Denying genocide
December,20 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

The New Vision newspaper is facing criticism over a cartoon that readers say demeans the 1994 genocide against Tutsis in Rwanda. In the Tuesday edition, New Vision has a cartoon referencing the demand for apology by the Rwandan government from the Vatican. President Paul Kagame, speaking at the national dialogue 'Umushyikirano' last week - followed…
National
Police Uncover Serious Cyber Attacks from Rwandan Exiles
December,16 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_9083" align="alignnone" width="675"] Muhire Louis-Antoine Founder and CEO of Mergims. Rwanda Police this year uncovered several cyber attacks which also targeted Mergims[/caption] Two years ago, Muhire Louis-Antoine flew from Canada to establish an ambitious project in Rwanda - a country he had fled when he was just 12-years after the 1994 genocide against Tutsi.…
National
The UN Judge Determined to Free All Genocide Convicts
December,16 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_9067" align="aligncenter" width="675"] erdinard Nahimana(left) and Catholic priest Father Emmanuel Rukundo (right) will walk out of prison gates before completing their sentences for Genocide crimes[/caption] There is shock in Rwanda. A judge at a UN court that has been trying genocide suspects – whose pattern of court decisions have also been contested by his…
National
Senior Citizen Proposes ‘Kagame Leadership Institute’
December,15 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_9089" align="alignnone" width="600"] Mukantagara Edith proposes for an Institute of Good Governance to be named after President Kagame[/caption] Rwanda may soon begin sharing its magic on how it has managed to beat all odds and transform into a prosperous country within a short time after genocide against Tutsi in 1994. A senior citizen has…
National
Prison Gates Open To Release Pardoned Convicts
December,15 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_9048" align="alignnone" width="680"] 814 convicts will be released this month[/caption] Forty six convicts from Muhanga central prison will this afternoon walk free and join their families, after two important cabinet resolutions changed their fate. The Cabinet meeting, on December 9 took an important decision that will see 814 convicts released this month. President Paul…
National
Peacekeepers Must Be Able to Use Force – Rwanda Army Chief
December,15 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_9032" align="alignnone" width="622"] Gen. Patrick Nyamvumba (2nd right) Rwanda Army Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) suggests Peacekeepers should be able to use force when there is need to protect civilians[/caption] Protection of civilians in raging armed conflicts will not be possible if current obstacles to how much that peacekeepers can do is not reformed,…
National
Price of Water, Electricity Reviewed Downward
December,13 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_8999" align="alignnone" width="675"] The price was reviewed down to Rwf 25 from Rwf 50 for consumers using diesel pumped water[/caption] The year 2017 brings good news to electricity and water consumers as regulators review downward tariffs of the two essential amenities. The Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) has approved new electricity and rural water…
National, Uncategorized
Meet Rwanda’s Police Officer Jamming Social media
December,12 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_8966" align="alignnone" width="680"] This photo has prompted endless comments on Social media platforms[/caption] Rwanda's Traffic officer  Police Constable David Ngororano may not be aware that his actions while on duty stimulated a lot of discussions on social media - For him it was normal to render a helping hand to a disabled person trying…
National
Imports From Biggest Sources Down More than 26%
December,12 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_8961" align="alignnone" width="596"] Burundi's monthly imports from Rwanda have tremendously increased despite current political tension[/caption] Burundi may be on verge of collapsing but business with its northern neighbour Rwanda has never been better as an increasing amount of goods head south, latest figures show. For October 2015 – some five months after the current…
Business & Tech
Kagame Prefers Fr. Thomas Nahimana Allowed To Enter Rwanda
December,11 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_8958" align="alignnone" width="640"] President Kagame and First Lady arrive at Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre, Kigali for the RPF Political Bureau meeting December 11, 2016[/caption] The controversial catholic priest-turned politician who was blocked in Kenya from boarding plane to Rwanda should have been let through, according to President Paul Kagame. Fr. Thomas Nahimana…
National
Abortion Convicts Get Presidential Amnesty
December,10 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_8948" align="alignnone" width="675"] The lady was involved in two abortion cases[/caption] It is going to be a happy festive seasons for 966 convicts including women convicted for abortion that had no chance to join their families until their sentence is fully consumed. President Paul Kagame announced during the December 9 Cabinet meeting that he…
National
The Wealthy Killer Arrested in Malawi
December,08 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_8909" align="aligncenter" width="675"] The tree in a compound where Murekezi convened meetings with Interahamwe militia[/caption] After intense pressure, Malawi has succumbed and finally arrested Rwandan Genocide suspect Vincent Murekezi. But who is this man? He has been so powerful in Malawi that his heavy bank account kept him free from the ghosts of his…
Special Reports
Tags: Bigbigstory, Rwanda, Rwanda Genocide, Vincent Murekezi
First Lady speaks to Forbes Woman Africa
December,06 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_8820" align="alignnone" width="675"] First Lady Jeannette Kagame appears on Forbes Woman Africa Magazine's front page.[/caption] In an exclusive interview with FORBES WOMAN AFRICA, First Lady Jeannette Kagame has highlighted her organization's role in Rwanda's journey towards development. The First Lady described how Rwanda stands out as an exemplary country to the world, in promoting gender equality…
National, Uncategorized
Computer Science Student Proposes Online Voting Application
December,05 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_8780" align="alignnone" width="591"] National Electoral Commission will have to first test the application[/caption] IT gurus who were expecting an international tender to design an application to be used in the next presidential polls may think otherwise. A made in Rwanda application is already active and the owner, a student, said it is available for…
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Soldier Extradited by Canada Was Habyarimana Hitman – Military Court Hears
December,03 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_8734" align="alignnone" width="606"] 2nd Lt Seyoboka Jean Claude was a member of an elite commando unit which hunted and killed opposition politicians.[/caption] Under intense international pressure and rebel advance – former Rwandan president Juvenal Habyarimana opened the political environment in 1992 prompting the birth of fierce internal opposition to his lengthy rule. But the…
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Kagame is UN ‘Champion of the Earth’ for 2016
December,03 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_8723" align="alignnone" width="680"] President Kagame with UNEP chief Erik Solheim at the Montreal Protocol climate conference that saw the adoption of historic Kigali Amendment in mid October 2016.[/caption] The United Nations' highest environmental accolade, the Champions of the Earth award, has been given to President Paul Kagame, the agency announced on Saturday at a…
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200 Farmers Exhibit Products to Attract Financing
December,02 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_8702" align="alignnone" width="641"] Over 200 local farmers exhibit products to entice potential financiers and clients[/caption] Access to small loans remains a tiresome puzzle to local farmers yet they are a major component of the country's economy. Rwanda Private Sector Federation (PSF) has organized a 4-day trade fair at Gikondo Expo ground - local farmers…
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RwandAir Fleet Expands to 11, more Destinations
December,01 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_8682" align="alignnone" width="675"] Aircraft A330-300 is bigger than anything RwandAir has ever owned[/caption] Rwanda National carrier, RwandAir has acquired its 11th aircraft, Airbus 330-300, the biggest ever among its fleet that comes to achieve company’s target to expand its flights across Africa, Asia, Europe and United States. A330-300 “Umurage” with capacity of 274 seats…
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President Kagame Attends ECCAS Summit
November,30 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_8627" align="alignnone" width="562"] Central African Leaders want a lasting solution to terrorism and armed militias in the bloc[/caption] Central African countries could be close to finding a more effective solution to insecurity that has significantly affected progress in the regional bloc. Rwanda which has been a missing link has returned to the Economic Community…
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Why Would Rwanda Want To Kill Nyamitwe – Wonders Kigali
November,29 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_6190" align="alignnone" width="675"] Burundian refugee ponders what the future holds for her as her country sliders into more sustained violence[/caption] The military in Rwanda says Burundi is making fabricated claims linking it to the attack on Willy Nyamitwe, the government spokesman. Kigali affirms he poses no threat. “They mention a Rwandan soldier but provide…
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Rwanda Summons 20 French Officials For Questioning Over Genocide
November,29 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(3)

[caption id="attachment_8589" align="alignnone" width="644"] Rwanda says the inquiry, for now, is focused on 20 French individuals / Clockwise: General Jean-Claude LAFOURCADE, General Christian Quesnot,General Jacques Lanxade, Colonel Didier Tauzin,Captain Paul Barril, Colonel Jacques Hogard[/caption] The government of Rwanda has opened criminal cases against specific French officials for their role in the 1994 genocide against the…
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Genocide Survivors Give UK Judicial Test
November,27 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_8527" align="alignnone" width="675"] Clock wise-Celestin Mutabaruka, Dr Vincent Bajinya, Emmanuel Nteziryayo, Celestin Ugirashebuja, Charles Munyaneza[/caption] Rwandan Genocide survivors living in the United Kingdom(UK) have given their host country two options to prove it is a country of justice or a country that compromises its judicial tradition and international conventions it is signatory to.  Urumuri,…
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Rwandan Farmers Losing More Cattle to Burundi Thugs
November,24 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_8497" align="alignnone" width="680"] In the past six months Burundi Thieves have stolen over 50 cows from Rwanda[/caption] Rwandans living near the border with Burundi are willing to act as good Samaritans unlike Burundi nationals that regularly cross the border to steal from homes in Rwanda. On November 21, twelve cows from Burundi grazed into…
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Vatican Should Apologise, Not Local Bishops – Rwanda
November,23 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_8470" align="alignnone" width="638"] Government of Rwanda says Catholic Church is playing innocent[/caption] Government of Rwanda wants genuine apology from Vatican -  the seat of Catholic Church and not an apology from local catholic bishops in the country. On Sunday, Rwanda catholic Bishops wrote a letter apologizing on behalf of the Church's role in planning…
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Rwanda Catholic Church Apologises for Role in Genocide
November,20 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_8396" align="alignnone" width="566"] Rwanda Catholic Bishops have apologised for the Church's role in Genocide against Tutsi[/caption] Twenty-two years ago, tens of thousands of Tutsi were hacked to death inside churches - sometimes on orders by priests and nuns. For all these years, the Catholic church had not officially apologized for its role in planning,…
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Valens Ndayisenga Wins Stage Six, Keeps Yellow Jersey
November,19 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_8387" align="alignnone" width="675"] Valens Ndayisenga wins Stage VI (Musanze - Kigali)[/caption] He kept the cycling rhythm high and set a tough pace for other cyclists until he crossed the finish line winning Stage six of Tour du Rwanda. With this super performance, Valens Ndayisenga still holding the Yellow Jersey has increased his chances of…
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Genocide Survivors Deliver Shocking Speech at EU Parliament
November,18 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_8346" align="alignnone" width="610"] The Delegation of Genocide survivors have exposed France's role in planning and executing Rwanda genocide against Tutsi[/caption] A delegation of Rwanda Genocide survivors has accessed the EU parliament in Brussels where they raised important concerns on the fight against genocide denial. Six members of the alumni of survivors of genocide against…
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Rwanda Opens Gates for More Elite Research Centres
November,14 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_8203" align="alignnone" width="600"] President Paul Kagame[/caption] Rwanda will start attracting more scientists from across the world coming to conduct research on various projects. President Paul Kagame today officiated the launch of the World Academy of Science (TWAS) summit in Kigali where he said several centers of excellence have appreciated working with Rwanda. He welcomed…
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Expo to Showcase Power of Local Products
November,14 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_8187" align="alignnone" width="600"] Locally made products at a recent exhibition[/caption] Rwandans are pooling hundreds of locally made products aimed at exhibiting the country's growing potential to compete with foreign products in the market. From December 14 -20, the second edition of  Made in Rwanda trade-fair will be held at Gikondo Expo ground with over…
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Government Approves Nearly 50 Mining, Exploration Licenses
November,12 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

  [caption id="attachment_8180" align="alignnone" width="600"] Mine workers pushing ore trolley[/caption] Rwanda on Friday licensed up to 50 mining companies – as independent international studies show the country has more mineral wealth than previously known. A cabinet meeting chaired by President Paul Kagame approved 37 new licenses for various mineral and quarry sites. Cabinet also granted…
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Rwanda Finds Investor to Double Tea Production
November,10 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_8072" align="alignnone" width="600"] Sir Ian Wood[/caption] A Scottish investor has acquired a major stake in two Rwandan tea factories pledging to double the country's tea production in the next two years. Sir Ian Wood, a Scottish businessman and billionaire with a net worth $ 1.6 billion said while starting his business trip in Rwanda.…
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President Kagame Congratulates Donald Trump
November,09 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_8042" align="alignnone" width="519"] Donald Trump is US-President elect[/caption] President Paul Kagame has congragulated Donald Trump upon winning the United States presidential elections. Trump, a Republican party candidate defeated Hillary Clinton in Tuesday’s presidential polls. "Congratulations to  @realDonaldTrump for a well earned victory. Looking forward to continued good relationship with United States and new administration,"…
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Rwandan Children Should Inherit a Beautiful Country-First Lady
November,04 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_7986" align="alignnone" width="537"] The First Lady Mrs Jeannette Kagame opened the 9th Annual Forum of the Unity Club[/caption] Rwanda’s First Lady Jeannette Kagame has told members of the Unity Club to  lead a fight in safeguarding the country's unity and sovereignty for the benefit of current and future generations. The First Lady was addressing…
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Kenya Withdraws its Troops from South Sudan
November,02 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_7974" align="alignnone" width="675"] Kenyan troops in UNMISS being decorated[/caption] Kenya has announced its resolute decision to withdraw with immediate effect its troops deployed in South Sudan in response to the dismissal of Kenyan Lieutenant General Johnston Mogia Kimani Ondieki, Force Commander of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan(UNMISS). With 1000 troops, Kenya is…
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22 French Army Officers Named in Genocide Execution
October,31 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_7924" align="aligncenter" width="675"] Clockwise: General Jean-Claude LAFOURCADE, General Christian Quesnot,General Jacques Lanxade, Colonel Didier Tauzin,Captain Paul Barril, Colonel Jacques Hogard[/caption] Rwanda has, with never-before-published facts, released a list of 22 French senior military officers who were directly implicated in the planning and execution of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi in Rwanda. Despite the persistent…
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When you Go for Umuganda and Return Home with Cows
October,29 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_7910" align="aligncenter" width="675"] Local leaders donate cows to beneficiaries[/caption] Thousands of Rwandans this Saturday flocked to several sites for community works-Umuganda, all expecting to contribute to an activity of common interest, but some of them had a promise to even get a take home bonus. Members of Six families from Sectors of Nkotsi, Muko…
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Sweden Arrests Genocide Suspect
October,25 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_7811" align="aligncenter" width="675"] A concluded trial in Sweden where Stanislas Mbanenande(l) was sentenced to life in prison[/caption] Police in Sweden has today arrested a Swedish national who is alleged to have committed the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi in Rwanda. Ben Curtis 48, resident of Örebro County arrived in Sweden in 1998 and became a…
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Rwanda Ready for Worlds Biggest Healthcare Students Conference
October,18 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

Rwandans and many Africans are excited about the forthcoming 7th World Healthcare Students Symposium (WHSS) that will be hosted in Kigali in November 2017. Social media enthusiasts in Rwanda have already established a hash tag #WHSSKigali17 and a twitter handle @WHSS2017 with a growing number of tweets and followers. Back and forth discussions on the…
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John Kerry Honours Victims of Rwanda’s ‘Horrendous Tragedy’
October,14 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_7581" align="alignnone" width="600"] US Secretary of State John Kerry (c)[/caption] The US secretary of state John Kerry this evening laid a wreath of flowers at Kigali Genocide memorial and bowed down for a minute moment of silence in a tribute to genocide victims. Kerry was given a guided tour at the memorial and scribbled…
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Rwanda, Morocco Join Forces For Kigali Climate Deal
October,07 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_7404" align="alignnone" width="600"] (c) Rwanda's Minister of Natural Resources, Dr Vincent Biruta, and (r) Morocco's Minister of Environment, Dr Hakima El Haite[/caption] Rwanda is scheduled to host the 28th meeting of parties of Montreal Protocol on Substances that deplete the Ozone Layer. Delegates have began arriving for the seven-day meeting which starts on Saturday…
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Marriott International CEO Confirms Sheraton Hotel Kigali
October,05 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_7386" align="alignnone" width="600"] Marriott International CEO & President Arne Sorenson (4th from Right)[/caption] A day after unveiling a massive 254 room Kigali Marriott Hotel - its parent company confirmed Wednesday that another of its global brands was on schedule to open in Kigali. Marriott International CEO & President Arne Sorenson told a continental hotel…
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Rwanda Announces Investment Opportunities in LuxuryTourism
October,04 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_7371" align="alignnone" width="600"] Belise Kariza the Chief Tourism Officer at Rwanda Development Board (RDB) speaks to Journalists[/caption] Rwanda is exhibiting its attractive tourism investment potential at the ongoing Africa Hotel Investment Forum from which the country expects to obtain deals. Belise Kariza the Chief Tourism Officer at Rwanda Development Board (RDB) told journalists Tuesday…
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Diaspora Initiative to Offer Free Cattle to Poor Rwandans
September,30 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_7304" align="alignnone" width="600"] Beneficiaries of one-cow-per family initiative[/caption] Rwandan diaspora community has launched a new campaign to support vulnerable people back home. The “No Rwandan Left Behind Initiative” with three components was launched to provide 100 cows to poor Rwandans, 100 small livestock and even payment of community health insurance to 10,000 people. The…
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Dr.Munyakazi Genocide Trial Begins in 10 Days
September,28 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_7268" align="alignnone" width="600"] Dr. Leopold Munyakazi handcuffed upon arrival at Kigali International Airport[/caption] After 12 years of dodging the long arm of justice, Dr. Leopold Munyakazi-a genocide suspect has finally been deported from his comfort zone in US and handed over to Rwanda where he will face trial for genocide crimes. The jet carrying…
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US Freezes Assets of two Congolese Generals
September,28 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_7264" align="alignnone" width="596"] General John Numbi[/caption] The United States government has frozen assets of two Congolese government officials accusing them of having a hand in the ongoing political violence in DRC capital, Kinshasa. A statement released by the U.S. Department of the Treasury identified the targets as Major General Gabriel Amisi Kumba and General…
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Uganda Puts Kagame’s High School Bed on Display
September,26 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_7211" align="alignnone" width="596"] The Bed on which President Paul Kagame slept while studying at Ntare School[/caption] A bed on which President Paul Kagame slept at a high school in Western Uganda has been put on display as Uganda prepares to celebrate the annual World Tourism Day 2016 due September 27. Events to mark the…
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Marriott Rwanda Gets new Partner Hotel in Kigali
September,26 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(1)

[caption id="attachment_7200" align="alignnone" width="600"] Marriott has acquired Sheraton Hotel Kigali[/caption] Effective this week, the magnificent Marriott Hotel Kigali will not be alone in the same city. Its parent company has acquired the Sheraton Hotel Kigali which is due for opening in January 2018. Construction of Sheraton Hotel Kigali began in April last year in the…
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Homosexuality isn’t our Problem–Says President Kagame
September,25 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_7190" align="alignnone" width="600"] President Paul Kagame at Rwanda Cultural Day convened at San Francisco[/caption] President Paul Kagame has assured the Rwandan Diaspora and friends that Rwanda is a peaceful country where everyone is supportive of each other. The Rwandan head of state was speaking at Rwanda Cultural Day convened in San Francisco, California. Commended…
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American Philanthropist Shares his Rwandan Dream
September,25 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_7180" align="alignnone" width="600"] Michael Fairbanks Co-Founder of SEVEN[/caption] An American philanthropist and researcher has found that Rwanda owes its development to punctuality and listening to its history, instead of being dictated by foreign institutions. Michael Fairbanks Co-Founder of SEVEN, a philanthropic foundation run by entrepreneurs, whose strategy is to produce films, books and original research…
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Mushikiwabo Test Launches Drone at Assembly Facility in California
September,25 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_7173" align="alignnone" width="600"] Louise Mushikiwabo (r) guided as she launches drone at Zipline Facility in California[/caption] Rwanda’s Foreign Affairs Minister Louise Mushikiwabo has been given a guided tour at Zipline drone assembly facility at Half Moon Bay in San Francisco, California. She also test launched a drone similar to those that will soon be…
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Long-wait Over, Rwanda Day is on in California
September,24 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

The moment is now, venue is set as Rwanda Diaspora and friends are on site at San Francisco Marriott Marquis hotel in California. Rwanda Cultural Day is being held under the theme ; "Agaciro: A Heritage of Dignity". Producers of locally made products from Rwanda are already displaying well packaged coffee,tea,foods, beverages, clothing, and artwork…
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Internet Should be a Universal Right–Says President Kagame
September,22 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_7118" align="alignnone" width="600"] President Paul Kagame addressing the 71st United Nations General Assembly[/caption] Everyone in the world should have access to internet to enable them instant communication. President Paul Kagame while addressing the 71st United Nations General Assembly Thursday emphasised  this need saying, "Everyone in the world needs to have access to high-speed internet".…
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Government Shelves Green Party Demands for ‘Political Reforms’
September,22 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_7105" align="alignnone" width="600"] Green Party President Frank Habineza (c)[/caption] A small political party with no parliamentary representation has been told by government that its demands for “political and electoral reforms” are not shared by any other section of Rwandan society – and so no need for any changes. There is no strong rationale for a…
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Reproductive Health is Responsibility of Parents – Says Jeannette Kagame
September,21 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_7084" align="alignnone" width="600"] First Lady Jeannette Kagame (2nd left) Speaking At Meeting of the Organization of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA)[/caption] Parents should break away from traditional fears and openly speak to their sons and daughters about sexual reproductive health, says the First Lady of Rwanda. Mrs Jeannette Kagame was speaking Wednesday in…
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Rwanda Not A Park, Its People Not Trees – says Kagame At Yale
September,21 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

ADDRESS BY PRESIDENT PAUL KAGAME YALE UNIVERSITY COCA-COLA WORLD FUND LECTURE New Haven, 20 September 2016 It is a pleasure for me to be at Yale, and I thank the MacMillan Centre for the invitation to speak with you today, and for the warm welcome. It is often said that it is the special privilege…
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RDF Doctor Pleads not Guilty in Student Murder Case
September,13 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_6905" align="alignnone" width="608"] Nsanzimfura Mamelito (l) and co accused Maj .Dr. Aimable Rugomwa (r)[/caption] The Rwanda Defence Forces soldier suspected of beating and killing a student has pleaded not guilty before the military court in Nyamirambo. During the night of September 4th, Maj .Dr. Aimable Rugomwa who has been working as a physician at…
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Rwandans Celebrate Idd Adhuha
September,12 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_6892" align="aligncenter" width="675"] For Idd Adhuha, slaughtering of the animals continues for three days[/caption] As the sun rose over the usually busy Nyagatare town in Eastern Province, residents queued at the only abattoir to buy meat. It's Idd Adhuha-a day when Muslims slaughter animals. However, Muslims in Nyagatare town have avoided congestion at the…
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More Conflict Boils in Darfur Despite Sudan-Qatar Peace Deal
September,07 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_6848" align="alignnone" width="595"] Rwandan peacekeepers in a group photo with UNAMID officials[/caption] Leaders of Sudan and Qatar will on Wednesday take party in a ceremony in the troubled Darfur region of Sudan to finalise a contested peace deal brokered by the Emir of Qatar to end more than 13 years of war that has…
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Nyabihu Market Turned into Refugee Transit Center
August,18 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_6559" align="alignnone" width="715"] Kijote market sold to UNHCR will turn into refugees transit centre[/caption] Rwanda is relocating Nkamira refugee transit center to a modern market in Nyabihu district, to make good use of a facility that has been idle for the last nine years. Nkamira transit centre located in Rubavu district, Western Rwanda has…
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Meet 21 Baby Gorillas to be Named
August,17 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)
On September 2, members of global conservation organisations will join Rwandans at Kinigi , Musanze district in Northern Rwanda for Kwita Izina -a grand annual gorilla naming ceremony. During the ceremony 21 baby mountain gorillas will be named by various personalities. The naming ceremony  which began in 200 5, takes place at Kinigi, a village at…
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Thugs Causing Mayhem On Rwanda-Burundi border Neutralised
August,15 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_6490" align="alignnone" width="784"] Bushenge hospital where Kwizera Jean is admitted with severe injuries[/caption] Local officials in south western Rwanda say they have neutralised armed thugs that crossed the border from Burundi and shot a Rwandan who was protecting his farm produce in the wee hours of Saturday morning. According to locals of Buhanga village…
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Rwanda Plans to Cut Imports by $330m Next Year
August,13 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_6480" align="alignnone" width="1019"] Rwanda is currently Promoting Made-in-Rwanda products[/caption] Amid a biting trade imbalance, government committed to western funders that it will cut back on imports which enabled it to get much-needed relief from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). On June 8, the Fund approved a $204 million 18-month Standby Credit Facility (SCF) to…
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College Graduate Invents Hand washing Gadget With Sensors
August,13 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_6475" align="alignnone" width="622"] Lambert Ruringana[/caption] A Rwandan young graduate has fabricated an automatic user friendly hand washing unit that can be used in families and public venues. Lambert Ruringana 20, a graduate from Nyanza Polytechnic institute in Southern Province is worried about securing a job after school. Last year, before graduation day, Ruringana invited…
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President Kabila Arrives in Rwanda for Talks
August,12 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_6462" align="alignnone" width="1393"] DRC President Joseph Kabila on Red-carpet after arrival in Rwanda's Rubavu border city.[/caption] Joseph Kabila, the president of the Democratic Republic of Congo has arrived in Rwanda for a one day working visit. According to a communiqué from Rwanda presidency, the Congolese leader traveled by road from Goma city to Rwanda's…
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Rwanda Forms New Investigations Body to Replace Police CID
August,11 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_6458" align="alignnone" width="1039"] Over 900 completed 'Police Basic Course' in January last year[/caption] Government has broken up the country’s police force – taking away the all-powerful Criminal Investigations Department (CID) which now becomes a separate entity. Internal Security Minister Sheikh Musa Fazil Harelimana told journalists Thursday that the new changes remove conflict of interest…
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Africa’s Spy Chiefs Poke ICC to Drop Arrest Warrants
August,08 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_6375" align="alignnone" width="1082"] President Paul Kagame(r) at the 13th Conference for the Committee of Intelligence and Security Services in Africa (CISSA)[/caption] African spy chiefs have recommended ICC to suspend all arrest warrants and prosecutions against African leaders to first clean its house. During their 13th Conference for the Committee of Intelligence and Security Services…
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EAC military games open in Rwanda without Burundi
August,07 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_6363" align="aligncenter" width="665"] RDF Chief of Defence Staff Gen Patrick Nyamvumba congratulates Rwandan players at EAC Military Games Crowning ceremony in Kampala, Uganda, last year[/caption] Burundi has pulled out from military games and cultural shows that are bringing together soldiers from East African Community country members in Kigali effective August 8. The East African…
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Burundi – smallest regional economy imposes ‘export ban’ on Rwanda
August,01 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_6310" align="aligncenter" width="665"] Nemba border[/caption] At Nemba border post in Bugesera district where Rwanda borders Burundi’s Nyeshi and Busoni communes of Kirundo province, there is not much taking place. Trucks carrying manufactured products destined to Burundi are visible in large numbers on the Rwandan side. But there is a marked decrease of  traffic, according…
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A Festive Weekend In Kigali
July,29 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

Rwanda's capital Kigali is boiling with a series of activities including sports, an annual trade-fair, music, dance and harvest festivals. Colorful billboards announcing the tempting events have been raised along the streets; there is a lot to choose from and one cannot afford to miss. Being a school holiday period, the energetic youth have added…
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Rwanda’s Women Participation in Labour Force Drops by 12%
July,27 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_6194" align="alignnone" width="558"] Rwandan women weaving baskets[/caption] For the past two years, the level of Rwandan females eligible for participation in the country's labour force has significantly dropped by 12.5%. According to a recent Labour Force Survey (LFS) 2016 pilot report, female labour force participation rate has drastically dropped to 41.5% compared to 54%…
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Burundians Using Cover of Darkness to Flee to Rwanda
July,26 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_6190" align="alignnone" width="703"] Burundian refugee ponders what the future holds for her as her country sliders into more sustained violence[/caption] Amid a crackdown from ruling party supporters and notorious youth militia called ‘Imbonerakure’ who hunt down anybody trying to escape the increasing violence, Burundians are willing to take more risks than stay in their…
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Historic Global Greenhouse gas emission Agreement to be Signed in Kigali
July,25 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

Rwanda's Natural resources minister Dr. Vincent Biruta (2ndL) chatting with US Secretary of state John Kerry (c) Come October, senior officials from 200 countries will descend on the Rwandan capital Kigali to put pen to paper for a global deal that has been billed as the ‘biggest single measure to limit global warming’ – bigger…
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Kagame Dismisses Talk of ‘Cosmetic’ Development
July,24 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_6166" align="alignnone" width="1443"] President Paul Kagame[/caption] President Paul Kagame has come out strongly against social media talk in past few days in which some branded the reported development being experienced in Rwanda as “PR”(public relations). Some like Ugandan journalist Timothy Kalyegira wrote on Twitter that the development being raised in the media was 'hype'…
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Microfinance Institutions May not Cut Interests on Loans
July,23 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(4)

[caption id="attachment_6154" align="alignnone" width="703"] Rwema Peter head of microfinance institutions in Rwanda (AMIR)[/caption] Clients of micro-finance institutions in Rwanda are worried about high interest rates charged on loans which they say is a major cause for collapsing businesses. Unlike traditional banks which charge not more than 18% interest on loans, microfinance institutions charge as high…
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EU Signs Secret Deal With Sudan Over Refugees
July,21 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_6128" align="alignnone" width="816"] Sudan President Omar al-Bashir at 27th AU Summit in Kigali.[/caption] The Sudanese government is going to be recipient of a multi million dollar funding scheme provided by the European Union in complete disregard of the public condemnation of President el-Bashir. The EU wants Sudanese government to help it stem the exploding…
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Panic in Burundi as Tanzania Closes Borders
July,21 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_6124" align="alignnone" width="844"] Cargo trucks blocked from entering Burundi[/caption] The Tanzanian government has closed its borders with Burundi causing serious panic among Burundi nationals. According to reports, the Tanzanian government has blocked all cargo trucks carrying food products from proceeding to Burundi across the border. For the past two days, only persons and passenger…
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Re-exports Put Rwanda and DRC in Good Business
July,18 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_6099" align="alignnone" width="1161"] Fuel Tankers loading at a new Depot in Rwanda[/caption] Rwanda has been reaping big from re-exporting to its neighbour the Democratic Republic of Congo since the beginning of 2016. According to statistics from the National Institute of Statistics, DRCongo accounted for 75.63 percent share of Rwanda’s total re-exports in the first…
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President Kagame Calls For Serious Business at AU-Summit
July,17 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_6094" align="alignnone" width="834"] Rwanda President Paul Kagame and Chad President Idriss Deby get their Africa Passport[/caption] President Paul Kagame has told delegates attending the 27th African Union summit in Kigali that this time they are here to discuss serious business. He said this summit has been organised in a business-like manner allowing leaders to…
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Questions Arise After Burundi Recalls Delegation From AU Summit in Rwanda
July,14 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_6054" align="alignnone" width="719"] Hafsa Mossi Burundi's Legislator at East African Legislative Assembly Assassinated[/caption] Questions have emerged at the ongoing 27th African Union Summit in Kigali,Rwanda on whether Burundi government planned the assassination of Hafsa Mossi- its MP in the East African parliament. Hafsa Mossi was shot dead on Wednesday in Burundi capital Bujumbura. On…
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Malala Meets President Kagame
July,13 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_6023" align="alignnone" width="2048"] President Paul Kagame chats with Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai after arriving in Rwanda[/caption] The world’s youngest Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai has this Wednesday met with President Paul Kagame in Rwanda's capital Kigali. With a smile on her face upon arriving at Kigali International Airport, Malala was received by Rwandan school girls…
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Nobel Winner Malala to Visit Rwanda’s Mahama Refugee Camp
July,12 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_6006" align="alignnone" width="584"] Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai[/caption] Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai is expected to visit refugees at Mahama camp in remote Kirehe District  about 270km from Kigali city. Her trip is aimed at drawing attention to the global refugee crisis. The Times magazine featured Malala as one of 'The 100 most influential people in…
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Genocide survivors demand for ‘International Trust Fund’
June,28 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_5923" align="aligncenter" width="660"] At this genocide commemoration event in western Rwanda, remains of some 1,098 newly exhumed victims were laid to rest[/caption]   IBUKA - the umbrella grouping of Genocide survivors associations is piling pressure on the Rwandan government to put its weight behind a global fund to support the survivors of the 1994…
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After Saham Group, Rwanda courts more Moroccan investors
June,22 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_5844" align="aligncenter" width="660"] President Kagame meets with Moroccan business leaders in Casablanca June 21, 2016 – on last day of two day trip[/caption] In June 2014, Moroccan conglomerate, the Saham Group - with interests in insurance, offshoring, health services and real estate – took majority control of one of Rwanda’s largest insurance firms. This…
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Inside Rwanda’s Wars To Contain its Enemies and Friends
June,09 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_5718" align="aligncenter" width="660"] Louise Mushikiwabo, Rwanda's Foreign Affairs Minister[/caption] Rwanda is concerned there is still a lot of politicking about the issue of FDLR militia based in DRCongo and nothing is being done to remove the militia group which United States listed as a terrorist organisation.   Louise Mushikiwabo, the foreign affairs minister on Tuesday…
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Rwanda Government to Treat Teenage Boy With Rare Disease
June,03 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_5672" align="aligncenter" width="624"] Tuyisenge Emile developed this complication five months after birth[/caption] A Rwandan boy who urgently needs specialised treatment to fix an over grown tongue and mouth is lucky after government announced it will handle his case. On Wednesday, Kigali Today published a story telling the painful life Tuyisenge Emile16 has endured for…
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‘Egypt President Must Apologise At Kigali AU Summit’
May,31 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_5623" align="aligncenter" width="660"] Egyptian Environment Minister Dr. Khaled Mohamed Fahmy Abdel Aal at the centre of controversy[/caption] An Egyptian delegation at a UN conference has caused a storm that threatens to cause a major rift within Africa unless the President can convince his colleagues otherwise at AU Summit due in Kigali, Rwanda. At a…
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Families Wiped-out in Genocide To be Commemorated 
May,17 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

  [caption id="attachment_5482" align="aligncenter" width="624"] Flame of remembrance lit on April 7  will last for 100 days[/caption] On May 21, Rwandans will pay tribute to families that were completely wiped-out during the 1994 genocide against Tutsi. This is part of activities of the 22nd commemoration events which started on April 7 and will conclude on…
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Cimerwa Chocking On Competition Despite Injecting Millions
April,13 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_5262" align="aligncenter" width="1085"] Rwanda cement in new packaging.[/caption] Rwanda continues to become a regional hot spot for cement producers despite Cimerwa, the local cement producer, having injected $140 million six months ago to meet local demand and generate surplus for export. On August 17, the Prime Minister Anastase Murekezi officially launched the new $140…
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“Alain Juppe You Have Tutsi Blood On Your Hands”
April,10 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_5206" align="aligncenter" width="624"] Juppe faces pressure to retract his statements he made denying France's role during the genocide in Rwanda[/caption] Rwandans are in disbelief as the French electorate prepares to entrust their country to Alain Juppe, who helped sustain the government which executed the genocide against Tutsis in 1994. And he seems proud to…
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Girls Cannot Carry Burden Of Teenage Pregnancy Alone – Says First Lady
April,03 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_5156" align="aligncenter" width="660"] "Over 4,200 top performers have been recognised and rewarded with scholastic materials and funds to create savings accounts since the inception of the First Lady's Girls' Education project."[/caption] Men hold a significant responsibility when teenage pregnancies occur, but majority of the girls suffer alone – that has to change, the First…
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Bihozagara’s Family Agony In Burundi
April,02 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_5148" align="aligncenter" width="660"] Bihozagara's death is riling his family and friends as Burundi remained silent on his death and threatened his family.[/caption] Faced with the horrific loss of a loved one, the family of deceased former Rwandan diplomat, Ambassador Jacques Bihozagara, has not only been denied the body, but now fear for their dear…
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Burundi Blocks Repatriation Of Deceased Bihozagara
April,02 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

Authorities in Burundi have refused to release the body of deceased Rwandan Ambassador Jacques Bihozahara until his family signs statement exonerating Burundi government. Specifically, Burundi wants the family to say that Bihozagara died of natural death. He was assassinated in Mpimba maximum security prison where he has been held since December. Until the document is…
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Kagame Directs Defense Ministry To Construct $7m Hospital In A Year
March,31 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_5124" align="aligncenter" width="860"] This is Bushenge hospital in another rural Nyamasheke district. The planned hospital in Nyabihu district is expected to have more facilities[/caption] A state-of-the-art referral hospital in rural Nyabihu district whose construction has been dragging on for the past two years, must now be completed within one year, and not the planned…
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Kagame “looking forward” to visit Cuba
March,30 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_5116" align="aligncenter" width="660"] President Kagame at a Transform Africa event. Cabinet appointed has also appointed Didier Nkurikiyinfura to serve as a Technology and Innovation Manager at the Smart Africa Secretariat.[/caption] The Rwanda cabinet on Tuesday named an envoy to Cuba – and President Paul Kagame made yet more strong indication he could visit the…
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Mugombwa Parish: Where Burundian Refugees Rampaged On Their Tutsi Hosts
March,22 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_5058" align="aligncenter" width="624"] GAERG and AERG members pay homage to victims at the Mugombwa memorial site on April 19, 2016 (All Photos by Roger Rutindukanamurego)[/caption] Within two days and about one-half hour of grenade explosions, a hilly region in southern Rwanda changed forever. It was April 20-21, 1994. The horrific massacre also led to…
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Burundi Arrests Thug, Claims He Is Rwandan Soldier
March,15 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_5002" align="aligncenter" width="624"] Cyprien Rucyahintare assembled before the media[/caption] The government of Burundi is holding a Rwandan man identified as Cyprien Rucyahintare who, according to family members, escaped from home after a community court had charged him with burglary. Security organs in Burundi last week paraded Cyprien Rucyahintare before the media - claiming they…
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Rwanda Army Builds 49 Classrooms For Kigali Schools
March,10 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(1)

The Rwanda Defense Forces (RDF) today unveiled 49 classrooms they built in partnership with Gasabo district for five schools. The schools include, Nkuba of Kinyinya sector (3 rooms), Nngara of Bumbogo (6 rooms), Nyarutrama of Remera (12 rooms), Gatunga of Nduba (16 rooms) and Fawe Girls Schools of Gisozi (12). Construction activities were done by…
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Rwanda’s First Lady Receives Continental Award, Reiterates Her Commitment
March,09 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_4946" align="aligncenter" width="660"] Rwanda’s First Lady Mrs. Jeannette Kagame[/caption] As long as there is still gender based violence and discrimination in the country, the judiciary and law enforcers will never be in good books with Rwanda’s First Lady Mrs. Jeannette Kagame. The First Lady said injustices of any form in Rwanda must be fought…
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Rwanda anti-corruption stance spreads to EAC counterparts
March,03 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_4874" align="aligncenter" width="480"] President Kagame held talks with Tanzania counterpart and EAC summit host President John Pombe Magufuli. The two leaders are leading an ambitious anti-grant campaign across the region[/caption] Leaders of the previously five-nation regional grouping have put in place new rules under which private companies could be sanctioned if they are involved…
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French Officer Confirms Secret Habyarimana Project To Eliminate Opponents
February,29 2016 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_4848" align="aligncenter" width="660"] A group of Interahamwe recruits carrying model rifles march down a road in 1994[/caption] A French military advisor to the government of Juvenal Habyarimana has given yet more light into a campaign in which several government critics died under mysterious circumstances. Under intense international pressure to allow dissident voices inside Rwanda,…
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Big Party in Rwanda today as 24 Baby Gorillas are named
September,05 2015 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

Rwanda’s revered Mountain Gorilla population has risen tremendously over the last one year following the continuous conservation focus by the Rwanda Development Board in partnership with the Volcanoes National Park and the local community. The 11th traditional globally renowned mountain gorilla naming ceremony, Kwita Izina, held at the foothills of the Virunga Mountains in Kinigi,…
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Water Bills Payment Made Easier
May,15 2015 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

Rwanda’s Water and Sanitation Corporation (WASAC) on Friday signed a deal with a local bank, Compagnie Générale de Banque (Cogebanque) to introduce an automated billing system for their clients. “We don’t want to see citizens taking long to pay water bills, that is why we have partnered with  Cogebanque to enable Rwandans access easy payment…
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