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COVID-19 Lockdown Lifted, Public Transport Allowed
July,30 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

The cabinet chaired by President Paul Kagame on Friday lifted the COVID-19 total lockdown in Kigali and eight districts of the country where services, movements were on halt for the last 15 days. The districts include Burera, Gicumbi, Kamonyi, Musanze, Rubavu, Rutsiro, Rwamagana, and Nyagatare. Allowed business will resume since August 1st and among others,…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Singer King James, Socialite Shaddy Boo Arrested for Violating COVID-19 Preventive Measures
July,30 2021 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68462" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Singer King James (in white t-shirt) and 7 others including socialite Shaddy Boo, are being held in Rutsiro District.[/caption] Singer King James, real name James Ruhumuriza, rapper K8 Kavuyo  and socialite Shaddy Boo, were on Thursday arrested in Boneza Sector, Rutsiro District, Western Province, where they were reportedly 'having fun', in…
ShowBiz
Tags: Latestnews, ShowBiz
Global University Rankings: Rwanda’s Best Up By 930 Places
July,30 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68455" align="alignnone" width="613"] University of Rwanda headquarters in cpital Kigali[/caption] Rwanda's best high learning institution, the University of Rwanda (UR) has improved by 930 places in global ranking of Webometrics, a ranking system for the world's universities. Webometrics ranking is based on measurements of how strong a university is present on the web by…
International
Tags: Education, Latestnews
Rwanda Hands Over Combatants to Burundi
July,30 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68445" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] The combatants who crossed into Rwanda in September 2020 identified themselves as members of RED Tabara militia.[/caption] The Government of Rwanda has handed over to Burundi, 19 Burundian combatants who illegally crossed from Burundi to Rwanda on 29 September 2020. The combatants were apprehended while crossing into Rwanda along the border…
National
Tags: Rwanda-Burundi Relations
Rwanda: “Good News” More Corruption Cases Are Reported
July,30 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68434" align="alignnone" width="1080"] An illustration of a case of corruption[/caption] Cases of corruption and bribery received by Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) have increased in the past three years but officials say this good news and a sign of progress in terms of community involvement in fighting the crimes. Figures presented by RIB indicate that…
National
Tags: Corruption
Gaby Umutare Bounces Back On Music Scene
July,30 2021 Andrew Shyaka Comments(0)

Once celebrated Afro beat crooner Gaby Umutare resurfaces on music scene with a new hit single dubbed Umuntu which features his wife and kid. This came as a shock and good news to Mesa Kamwe singer after in 2019, when he told KTPress that he doesn’t need anything g to do with music. Gabby revealed…
ShowBiz
Tags: Latestnews, Local Music
Kagame Calls for Scaling Up of Education Funding
July,29 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68424" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] President Kagame says more funding for education is needed to reverse the COVID-19 impact and meet SDG target. Photo File/Urugwiro Village[/caption] President Paul Kagame has called on countries to scale up expenditure on education if they are to reverse the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic and meet the Sustainable Development Goals…
National
Tags: Latestnews, President Paul Kagame
Rwanda-Uganda Situation Hasn’t Changed, Bujumbura-Kigali Relations Improving – Dr. Biruta 
July,29 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68411" align="alignnone" width="702"] Uganda has been deporting Rwandans accusing them of sabotaging its security. Hundreds were deported, but they report torture by Ugandan security agents. Of Seven Rwandans that were deported in February 2021, Ngoga Nzamukosha Diane arrived at Kagitumba border post unable to walk after torture in Uganda[/caption] Despite several meetings held to…
National
Tags: Latestnews, Rwanda-Uganda Relations
No One Has an Issue with Rwanda Deploying in Mozambique- Dr. Biruta
July,29 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68412" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Dr. Biruta said no single country has expressed concern over Rwanda deploying in Mozambique.[/caption] The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Dr. Vincent Biruta says no one has a problem with the presence of Rwandan troops in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado Province, where they are helping fight insurgents. Minister Biruta was giving…
National
Tags: Latestnews, Rwanda-Mozambique Relations
Rwanda Reiterates Position on Pegasus Spying, Says Methodology Used is Dubious
July,29 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68404" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Vincent Biruta addressing the press on Thursday.[/caption] Rwanda has once again reiterated its position that it does not use Israel-made software Pegasus to spy on targets, emphasizing that the accusations are aimed at smearing the Rwandan government and to cause tensions between countries. Addressing a…
National
Tags: Latestnews
France, UK and Nigeria’s Envoys Present Credentials to President Kagame
July,29 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68393" align="alignnone" width="1080"] L-R: Mr. Antoine Anfré, Ambassador of France, Mrs. Aishatu Aliyu Musa, High Commissioner of Nigeria, Mr. Omar Talal Ali Daair, High Commissioner of UK to Rwanda[/caption] Three new envoys have presented their credentials to President Paul Kagame and promised to improve bilateral relations between their respective countries and Rwanda. Omar Talal…
International
Tags: Big-story, Rwanda-France Relations
BK Capital Named Best Corporate Finance Advisory Firm in Rwanda
July,29 2021 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

Capital Finance International (CFI) magazine has named BK Capital as the best corporate finance advisory firm in Rwanda in 2021. This accolade reflects BK Capital’s commitment to becoming the most trusted financial partner offering Innovative financial solutions and the partner of choice for local, regional and global entities and individuals through its advisory and investment…
Companies
Tags: BK, Latestnews
The Wrong Rwanda, Substituting The Reality With An Imaginary Place
July,28 2021 Vincent Gasana Comments(0)

Several countries, including the United Kingdom of Great Britain (UK), are using an application to alert people who have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for Sars-Cov-2. It is a superb app, but it is as nothing compared to British journalist Michela Wrong’s internal radar for spotting an opportunity to further calumniate…
Voices
Tags: Latestnews
Case of Faulty Integrated Education Management System from SA Back to Rwanda Parliament
July,28 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68375" align="alignnone" width="2560"] UR students[/caption] The ministry of education has revealed that it was conned into purchasing a Rwf2.3billion finance and information management software system from a South Africa company only to get stuck with a product that didn't function. Reappearing at the Chamber of Deputies yesterday, July 28 to explain financial issues that…
National
Tags: Education
COVID-19: Kagame Commends US’ Will to Join Africa’s Efforts Towards Vaccine Manufacturing
July,28 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has commended the United States for willing to join Africa's partners in efforts to manufacture local vaccine of COVID-19 amid a worrisome increase of new cases and fatalities on the continent. As of June 28, Africa had recorded 4.7 million new cases of COVID-19 cumulatively and the continent had already lost 113,…
International
Tags: Latestnews, President Paul Kagame
Court Remands Karasira for 30 More Days
July,27 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_66734" align="aligncenter" width="715"] Aimable Karasira will be detained for an additional 30 days pending further investigations.[/caption] Nyarugenge Primary Court on Tuesday remanded controversial former lecturer turned YouTubers, Aimable Karasira, to a thirty-days mandatory detention pending more investigation into charges of genocide denial, possessing unexplained amounts of money. Karasira, a former lecturer at University of…
National
Tags: Genocide Denial, Latestnews
Angolan Armed Forces Chief of General Staff in Rwanda
July,27 2021 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68327" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Gen. António Egídio inspecting a guard of honour.[/caption] The Chief of the General Staff of the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA), General António Egídio de Sousa Santos is on an official visit to Rwanda that begun on 26 July 21 and will end on 30 July 2021. Today, 27 July 21, the…
National
Tags: Latestnews, RDF
Rwanda Moves Closer to Adopting Law to Pave Way for SGR, Maritime Transport Developments
July,27 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68323" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Minister Gatete presenting to Parliament.[/caption] The Rwandan Parliament has approved the relevance of a draft bill that will enable the country to implement and manage the long awaited Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) project that is expected to connect Rwanda and Tanzania on the Isaka- Kigali stretch. The proposed draft bill on…
National
Tags: Big-story, Infrastructure
Meddy’s ‘My Vow’ Video Causes a Stir on Social Media
July,27 2021 Andrew Shyaka Comments(0)

  [caption id="attachment_68319" align="aligncenter" width="838"] Singer Meddy (left, top) fast growing song 'My Vow' has drawn mixed reactions due to fast growing views on YouTube. Fellow singers Tom Close, Teta Diana and Juno Kizigenza had something to say.[/caption] Meddy Ngabo's latest single 'My Vow' has been the talk of the town following its meteoric viewership…
ShowBiz
Tags: Latestnews, ShowBiz
People’s Summit: Kagame Explains What Africa Is Doing to Achieve Food Self-Reliance
July,27 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has elaborated on challenges Africa is facing in achieving food self-reliance and policies and strategies that will help the continent to reverse the trends. Kagame was speaking at the virtual United Nations food systems pre-summit organized by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, alongside Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi. He spoke in his capacity…
International
Tags: Latestnews, President Paul Kagame
COVID-19: Rwanda Puts 50 Sectors Across the Country Under Lockdown To Stop Spread
July,27 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_61987" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] People in 50 sectors around the country will be required to stay at home as part of the efforts to stop the spread of Covid-19.[/caption] A total of 50 Sectors with reported high positivity rates the New Coronavirus have been put under a total lockdown to stop the spreading of Covid-19…
National
Tags: Coronavirus, Latestnews
Rwanda Welcomes Extradition of Genocide Suspect from The Netherlands
July,26 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68292" align="aligncenter" width="756"] Rutunga arrived in Kigali on Monday evening.[/caption] Rwanda has welcomed the extradition to Rwanda of  genocide suspect Venant Rutunga, by the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Rutunga, 72, becomes the third genocide suspect to be extradited from the European country. Rutunga was handed over to the National Public Prosecution Authority (NPPA) upon…
National
Tags: Genocide Perpetrators, Latestnews
John Simbaburanga: Attempting to Stoke Insurrections From a Refugee Camp in Belgium While Claiming to Live in S. Africa
July,26 2021 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68289" align="aligncenter" width="400"] The photo used by Simbaburanga on Twitter. The self-proclaimed 'opposition activist' has a dodgy past, characterised by dishonestly and misconduct. [/caption] For anyone that has seen the social media posts of one John Simbaburanga, this man likes to boast that he is an “opposition activist”, and that he is based in South…
National, Voices
Tags: Latestnews
Activists Call on Private Sector, Key Stakeholders to Support Gender Equality in ICT
July,26 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68300" align="aligncenter" width="511"] The Executive Director Save Generations Organization (SGO) Madam Yvette Nyinawumuntu[/caption] Gender and women rights activists have called on the private sector and civil society organizations to come on board with funding programs which will enable women and girls’ access and afford digital tools to bridge the existing digital gender divide. The…
Business & Tech, Technology
Tags: Gender
 Sintex’s Maiden Album to Feature Zambian Superstar Roberto
July,26 2021 Andrew Shyaka Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68277" align="aligncenter" width="720"] Sintex is working on his album project.[/caption] Promising dancehall star Sintex has revealed that he is working day and night on his debut album which will feature collaborations with local and regional superstars like Zambian sensation Roberto famous for the hit song ‘Amarula’. Ever since he came on the music scene,…
ShowBiz
Tags: Local Music
RDF Targets More Insurgents in Mozambique Assault
July,26 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68272" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] RDF soldiers in Mozambique.[/caption] Latest reports from Mozambique indicate that Mozambique Government forces and Rwandan Defence Forces (RDF) killed several insurgents over the weekend in a joint operation in the area of Awasse, a strategic location  with a connection road to the port town of Mocímboa da Praia and to Palma,…
National
Tags: Rwanda Peacekeeping
Lockdown 3.0: How the Five Extra Days Came About
July,26 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68257" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Dr. Ngamije explaining the numbers. Photos/RBA[/caption] The Minister of Health. Dr. Daniel Ngamije has explained the reason behind the government decision to extend the existing Covid-19 preventive measures by five more days, pointing out that it was informed by the current trend of the virus. Appearing on national television on Sunday,…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
COVID-19: Gov’t Extends Lockdown in City of Kigali, 8 Districts for 5 More Days
July,25 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67489" align="aligncenter" width="700"] The Office of the Prime Minister.[/caption] The Government of Rwanda has extended existing COVID-19 preventive measures, including a lockdown in the City of Kigali and eight districts for an extra five days to slow down the spread of the virus. A communique from the Prime Minister’s Office on Sunday revealed that…
National
Tags: Cabinet, Latestnews
What is The Fate of The Thousands Who Missed National Exams?
July,24 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68143" align="alignleft" width="1080"] Thousands who missed out on the national exams will be affected.[/caption] The National Examination and School Inspection Authority (NESA) says school candidates who missed or sat for few examinations compared to what they registered for, will not be ranked (graded), a development that automatically limits their chances to be admitted in…
National
Tags: Education, Latestnews
Rwanda Confirms Offensive on Mozambique Insurgents
July,23 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68240" align="alignnone" width="1536"] Deployment of Rwandan forces to Mozambique early this month[/caption] Rwanda Defence Forces (RDF) has confirmed Rwandan troops were recently engaged in a direct confrontation with insurgents in Palma zone in the North of Mozambique. On July 9 and 10, Rwanda deployed 1,000 RDF and Rwanda Police forces to the Cabo Delgado,…
International
Tags: Latestnews, Rwanda Peacekeeping
Singer Meddy’s New Song Talks About His Wedding
July,23 2021 Andrew Shyaka Comments(0)

Rwanda’s budding R&B artist Meddy releases a new song with both audio and visuals dubbed ‘My Vow’ documenting his recent wedding ceremony with Ethiopian wife Mimi Mehfira.My vow song has already fetched 192,996 thousand views with in its 13 hours out and the number is growing every minute, it might as well be the most…
ShowBiz
Tags: Latestnews, Music Stars
Covid-19 Mass Testing: Two Cells of Kigali Record Highest Positivity Rate
July,23 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC)has released Covid-19 mass testing results in Kigali, with two “administrative areas” (Utugari) recording highest positive rate. The testing was conducted between 17 to 18 July 2021 and the most affected cells are Gacaca and Gasagara in Gasabo district which exceeded the 10% positive cases for every 100 tests. According to Director-General…
National
Tags: Coronavirus, Latestnews
FLN Trial: Suspects Appeal for Community Service as Opposed to Jail Ahead of Verdict
July,23 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

  [caption id="attachment_64167" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Rusesabagina used his influence to mobilise funds to bankroll terror activities. Some of the suspects are appealing for leniency.[/caption] Two among the 21 suspects in the National Liberation Front (FLN) terrorism case have pleaded with court to offer them a chance to serve the community for the crimes they committed…
National
Tags: Latestnews
COVID-19 Disrupted Learning for All Children, Especially Girls- President Kagame
July,23 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68221" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] President Kagame says COVID-19 disrupted education.[/caption] President says the COVID-19 pandemic significantly affected all aspects of national life, with education not being spared, particularly for the girl child. The Head of State made the observation while speaking at the UNESCO Roundtable on building bandwidth, calling for more efforts to ensure that…
National
Tags: Latestnews
FLN Trial: Rusesabagina & Co. Verdict Date Set
July,22 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_62964" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Rusesabagina and Nsabimana sit side by side in previous appearance.[/caption] The High Court Chamber of International and Transboundary Crimes has set the date to deliver verdicts in the terror trial involving Paul Rusesabagina and 20 others, all linked to the National Liberation Front (FLN). In an interview with KT Press, the Judicial…
Uncategorized
Tags: Latestnews, Rusesabagina
Singer Platini P is a Proud Dad
July,22 2021 Andrew Shyaka Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_63438" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Proud parents. Platini and Ingabire welcomed their first born.[/caption] Singer Platini Nemeye and wife Olivia Ingabire are proud parents after welcoming their first born on Thursday morning. The former Dream Boyz singer who is now a solo artist using the name Platini P, broke the news on Whatsapp through a cryptic…
ShowBiz
Tags: Latestnews, ShowBiz
TVET: Gov’t Moves to Add Value To Vocational Skills Training
July,22 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68207" align="aligncenter" width="610"] The PM, Dr. Ngirente in a previous appearance in Parliament.[/caption] The Prime Minister, Dr. Édouard Ngirente, says the government has finalized plans to upgrade and add value to Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), which is considered a key pillar for socio-economic development. The development is part of the government…
National
Tags: Education, Latestnews
Cross-Border Infrastructure Linking Our Countries, Cities Will Accelerate Trade− PM. Ngirente at AIMF
July,21 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68189" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] PM Ngirente addressing AIMF on Wednesday. Photos by Plaisir Muzogeye.[/caption] Édouard Ngirente, the Prime Minister of Rwanda says the development of adequate cross-border infrastructure is important to lower transaction costs and accelerate the movement of goods and services between cities and countries. Dr. Ngirente made the call to interlink cities on…
National
Tags: Latestnews, Rwanda-France Relations
Mayor of Paris Pays Courtesy Call on President Kagame
July,21 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68185" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] President Kagame and the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo. Photos/Village Urugwiro.[/caption] President Paul Kagame on Wednesday  received the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, who paid at courtesy call on him at at Urugwiro Village. Hidalgo, who is also the President of the Association of Francophone Mayors is in  who is in…
National
Tags: Latestnews, Rwanda-France Relations
Musical Diplomacy: Israel Mbonyi, Bruce Melodie Set to Perform in Burundi
July,21 2021 Andrew Shyaka Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68180" align="aligncenter" width="639"] Deal sealed. Mbonyi and Kavakure signed the deal.[/caption] As relations between Rwanda and Burundi continue to normalize, Rwandan musicians are set to perform again in Bujumbura after a lengthy hiatus. Celebrated gospel singer Israel Mbonyi is set to rock Burundi’s capital in multiple shows come August this year. The Maranatha award winning…
ShowBiz
Tags: Latestnews, ShowBiz
Why More Rwandan Businesses, Brands Are Choosing .RW as the Domain of Choice
July,21 2021 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68166" align="aligncenter" width="683"] The CEO of RICTA, Grace Ingabire says more businesses and individual brands are adopting .RW as their domain of choice after realizing the benefits.[/caption] With the COVID-19 pandemic driving online presence, more Rwandan businesses and brands are adopting .RW as their domain of choice, following efforts in recent years to encourage…
Business & Tech
Tags: Business, Latestnews
Why Secondary Education is Key in Skilling the Next Workforce Generation
July,21 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68154" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Secondary student sitting the 2020/21 National Exams. Secondary education is important when it comes to preparing young people for the future of employment.[/caption] Youth unemployment remains among the most significant challenges African leaders and policymakers are facing as more and more youth continue to find themselves outside work, putting pressure on…
National
Tags: Latestnews, Mastercard
Mother At 18: She Writes O’Level Exams with A Dream to Become Great Engineer
July,20 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

"I happened to get early pregnancy and to give birth but I find no reason to surrender and fail to follow my dreams," says Aline Iranzi(not real name) at lunchtime on Tuesday. A journalist of kigalitoday.com our sister website met with the mother of a two-month-old baby at Gisozi high school. Iranzi who dreams to…
National
Tags: Education, Latestnews
National Exams: 106 Candidates Sit In Isolation Rooms
July,20 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

National Examination and School Inspection Authority (NESA) has confirmed that 106 in Ordinary, senior six, and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) are writing their national examinations in isolation rooms after they contracted the Covid-19. Among the number, 20 Covid-19 infected Candidates are from the City of Kigali while 86 are from the provinces…
National
Tags: Big-story, Education
Rwanda Reaffirms It Doesn’t Use Pegasus, Says Accusations Part of Smear Campaign
July,20 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68120" align="aligncenter" width="696"] The Government says claims of Rwanda using Pegasus to spy on people are false and malicious/Internet Photo[/caption] The Government of Rwanda has reaffirmed its position that the country does not use Pegasus spyware technology to target certain groups of people, including dissidents and so-called political activists.  In a brief statement attributed…
National
Tags: Big-story, Cyber Crimes
COVID-19: New Cases Back to Three Digits
July,20 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68112" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Medical practitioner in a mass testing exercise in Kigali, July 18[/caption] The number of new COVID-19 cases in Rwanda has reduced to three digits after two consecutive days of exceptional hikes. On July 19, the country confirmed 913 new cases which brought the total COVID-19 cases to 58,235. Daily updates had…
National
Tags: Coronavirus, Latestnews
Rwanda: National Exams Proceed Under Cautious Approach
July,19 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

With nearly 3000 new cases of COVID-19 registered on July 18, the highest number ever, Rwanda continues to intensify measures meant to prevent more spread of the pandemic whose level of fatality also remains a concern. Kigali City and eight districts are in total lockdown, and more measures were taken in other parts of the…
National
Tags: Education, Latestnews
Gov’t Makes U-Turn In Teachers’ Recruitment System
July,19 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

The Government of Rwanda is set to revisit the process of hiring teachers in Primary and Secondary schools by reintroducing the merit-based procedure where teachers are retained based on their qualifications, rather than considering results of the national recruitment exams. Rwanda Education Board (REB) says the government is bringing back the teacher’s recruitment examination system…
National
Tags: Latestnews, Mastercard
There is Enough Food for Vulnerable Families in Lockdown – City of Kigali
July,18 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

  The City of Kigali says it has enough food supplies to support all vulnerable households and residents during the current 10- day stay-at-home lockdown, commonly referred to as Guma mu Rugo. This follows a cabinet announcement last week which put the City of Kigali and eight district into a 10-day lockdown from July 17 to…
National
Tags: Big-story, City Of Kigali
Scientists Warn Britain Could Endanger Rest Of The World By Lifting Covid-19 Restrictions
July,18 2021 Vincent Gasana Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68066" align="alignnone" width="900"] Delta Variant[/caption] Scientists across the world, including Britain, have warned that the planned lifting of Covid-19 restrictions in England, poses a threat not only to Britain, but to the world. The warnings came in an open letter, and voiced during a summit, organised by The Citizens, an organisation set up by…
International
Tags: Coronavirus, Latestnews
COVID-19: Rwanda Records Highest Number of Cases Ever In A Single Day
July,18 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68043" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] A total of 50, 880 people were tested countrywide on Saturday, majority during the ongoing mass testing in the City of Kigali.[/caption] Rwanda on Saturday recorded the highest number of COVID-19 cases after mass testing in the City of Kigali kicked off to determine the actual picture of the situation returned…
National
Tags: Coronavirus Bigstory, Latestnews
From The Battlefield to The Stage: The Truth About Actor Ndimbati’s Liberation Fight
July,17 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68049" align="aligncenter" width="745"] An old photo of Ndimbati during the liberation struggle.[/caption] On July 4, on Liberation Day, Comedian and Actor Jean Bosco Mustapha Uwihoreye, commonly known as Ndimbati, shared a photo of himself from way back, indicating that it was taken during the Liberation struggle. His Instagram post was a surprise to many…
ShowBiz
Tags: Latestnews, ShowBiz
COVID-19: Two-Day Mass Testing Exercise to Reach Every Corner of Kigali
July,17 2021 Vincent Gasana Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68041" align="aligncenter" width="1040"] Mass testing is underway in Kigali.[/caption] As the ten-day stay at home period begins for people in Kigali, and ten other districts with the highest rates of Covid-19 infection, for researchers and healthcare workers, the work intensifies. Over the two days of Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th there will be mass testing in…
National
Tags: Big-story, Coronavirus Bigstory
PICTORIAL: 6th Batch of Refugees and Asylum Seekers From Libya Arrives in Rwanda
July,16 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68035" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] More refugees and asylum seekers arrived from Libya.[/caption] The 6th batch of 133 refugees and asylum seekers evacuated from Libya have safely arrived in Rwanda under tight Covid-19 preventive measures. Upon arrival, they were tested for COVID-19 and transported to a designated hotel. After getting results, they will be taken to…
National
Tags: African Refugees, Latestnews
EU Provides €1.5M to UNHCR To Support Mahama Refugee Camp
July,16 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_54721" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Mahama Refugee Camp in Kirehe District.[/caption] The European Union will support the United High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in Rwanda in 2021 with a contribution amounting to EUR 1,500,000, from a total envelope of EUR 5.5 million allocated to the UNHCR to assist Burundian refugees in the region. The contribution from…
National
Tags: European Union, Latestnews
COVID-19: How a Lockdown Became the Only Option
July,16 2021 Vincent Gasana Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68028" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Dr. Ngamije said the surge in numbers of COVID-19 cases left the Government with very few options.[/caption] As eleven districts, including three in the City of Kigali are put under lockdown, the underlying message from the government remains the same: we are all in it together, and we must be guided…
National
Tags: Coronavirus Bigstory, Latestnews
Lockdown 3.0: Gov’t to Roll Out Relief Support, Public Warned on Flouting Guidelines  
July,15 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68011" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] The Ministers of Local Government, Health and Trade and Industry addressed a press conference on Thursday.[/caption] As Kigali city and eight districts prepare to enter a new total lockdown on Saturday 17, the third of its kind since the pandemic hit the country on 14 March, the Government says relief food…
National
Tags: Big-story, Coronavirus Bigstory
No Food Deliveries, Takeaways During Lockdown- RDB Declares, Social Media Reacts
July,15 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_63133" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Delivery companies like Vuba Vuba will deliver groceries and other essential goods but not food from restaurants.[/caption] Following Cabinet resolutions on measures to contain the spread of COVID-19, the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has said no restaurant or home delivery services will be allowed in Kigali and eight other districts where…
National
Tags: Latestnews, RDB
FLN Terror Suspects Resume Trial, Plead for Leniency
July,15 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_62964" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Paul Rusesabagina and Callixte Nsabimana sit side by side in previous appearance. FLN members are appealing for lighter sentences.[/caption] A handful of suspects in the terror trial involving Paul Rusesabagina and 20 others, all members of the Rwanda Movement for Democratic Change (MRCD and its armed wing National Liberation Front (FLN),…
National
Tags: Latestnews, Rusesabagina
IDA 20 Replenishment: Kagame Backs Abidjan Declaration for Robust Funding, at least $100 bn Needed
July,15 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67999" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] President Kagame attended the high-level meeting virtually. Photos/Village Urugwiro.[/caption] President Paul Kagame has expressed his full support for the Abidjan Declaration initiated by President Alassane Ouattara of Cote d’Ivoire and the World Bank Group to lay ground for an ambitious and robust 20th replenishment of the International Development Association (IDA20), to…
National
Tags: Latestnews, President Paul Kagame
“Stop Putting Me Under Pressure Over Marriage”- Singer Gaby Kamanzi
July,15 2021 Andrew Shyaka Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67992" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Gaby Kamanzi on KT Radio on Wednesday.[/caption] Gospel music sensation Irene Ingabire Kamanzi, known by the stage name Gaby Kamanzi, has warned people to stop putting her under pressure to get married. Gaby, as she is commonly known, says she won’t take any more questions regarding her love life and has…
ShowBiz
Tags: Latestnews, ShowBiz
Who is Who in The New Cabinet Appointments?
July,15 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67979" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] President Kagame chaired a virtual cabinet meeting on Wednesday to review measures against COVID-19 and make key appointments. Photos/Village Urugwiro.[/caption] A cabinet meeting chaired by President Paul Kagame on Wednesday made key appointments in different institutions including the Office of the President. The new appointees include young professional who are taking…
National
Tags: Cabinet, Latestnews
LOCKDOWN 3.0: City of Kigali, 8 Districts to Enter 10-Day Lockdown as COVID-19 Cases Rise
July,14 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67979" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] President Kagame chaired a virtual cabinet meeting to review the measures. Photos/Village Urugwiro.[/caption] The City of Kigali and eight districts in different provinces of the country, namely Burera, Gicumbi, Kamonyi, Nyagatare, Musanze, Rubavu, Rwamagana and Rutsiro will enter a 10-day lockdown from July 17 to 26, 2021, to tame the spread…
National
Tags: Cabinet, Latestnews
Rwanda Secures $15million to Rehabilitate Key Provincial Roads
July,14 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

Rwanda government and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) have signed a concessional loan agreement worth $15million for the rehabilitation of a key road network that connects the South and Western provinces. The funding agreement of about Rwf15 billion signed in Abu-Dhabi this Wednesday July 14, 2021; will be used to rehabilitate 22 kilometres on…
National
Tags: Latestnews, Rwanda-UAE Relations
Embattled Baho International Hospital Apologizes Over Poor Customer Care Scandal
July,14 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

Embattled Baho International Hospital (BIH) has finally apologized to its esteemed customers after a social media scandal in which the facility was accused of offering poor services to patients. In an announcement signed by its Board of Directors (BoD) this Wednesday July 14, 2021, the entity said it was sorry for their customer care service…
National
Tags: Latestnews, RDB
Engineer in the Making: How COVID-19 Lockdown Helped 13-yr Old Hakizimana Discover Gifted Hands
July,14 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67965" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Hakizimana discovered his gifted hands during the lockdown.[/caption] The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in an abrupt change in routines and livelihoods all around the world, especially education forcing many students to stay out of school for more than a year. In Rwanda, the education sector was hardest hit by the pandemic negatively…
National
Tags: Latestnews
Qatar Inaugurates New Embassy Building in Kigali
July,14 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67947" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] The Minister of Foreign of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Affairs, Dr. Vincent Biruta and the Ambassador of the State of Qatar to Rwanda, Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Sayed cut the tape to officially open the Embassy.[/caption] The State of Qatar has officially opened its new embassy offices in the City of…
National
Tags: Big-story, Rwanda-Qatar Relations
Afrobasket Qualifiers: Egypt Too Good for Rwanda
July,14 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67933" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] President Kagame (middle) consults with the Minister of Sports Aurore Mimosa Munyagaju and Rwanda Basketball Federation (FERWABA) president, Desire Mugwiza during the game. Photos by Plaisir Muzogeye.[/caption] Not even the presence of President Paul Kagame could inspire the national women's basketball team to hold onto a first half lead as the…
Sports
Tags: Latestnews, Sports
RIB Arrests Rusizi Residents Who Assaulted Judicial officials
July,13 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) has arrested six citizens for allegedly holding in contempt a court and judges in a primary court Kamembe, Rusizi district in the Western Province. The arrest follows an incident last week, in which some citizens (a group of women) who were not content with a court decision to release suspects accused…
National
Tags: Court, Latestnews
Rwanda Readies for COVID-19 Self-Testing
July,13 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_53478" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Dr. Sabin Nsanzimana[/caption] Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) has announced plans to authorize a COVID-19 self-test detection methodology that will enable citizens to know their personal health status at a time when the SARS COV-2 virus is taking different forms. The one minute-scale detection of SARS-CoV-2 will be using a low-cost biosensor…
National
Tags: Coronavirus Bigstory, Latestnews
EXCLUSIVE: Rwanda Is Doing  Exactly What Modern Turkey Did To Develop  – Amb. Burcu Cevik
July,13 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67900" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Ambassador Burcu Cevik[/caption] Rwanda and Turkey's diplomatic relations are less than a decade old, but Burcu Cevik, the Ambassador of Turkey to Rwanda, has strong reasons to believe that both countries will keep strengthening ties for an indefinite time. The Envoy, with residence in Kigali, was appointed nearly three years ago,…
Special Reports
Tags: Latestnews, Turkey
2021 National Exams: Highlights of Day One of Primary Leaving Examinations
July,13 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

The first day of National Examinations which kicked off with Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) was characterized by reports of  COVID-19 affecting candidates who tested positive, prompting the Ministry of Education to find ways of how the affected students can sit their exams without any interruption. Different from previous years, most offices in the Ministry of…
National
Tags: Latestnews, Primary Education
Mozambique: President Nyusi Defends Rwanda’s Deployment
July,13 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67919" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] President Kagame welcomes President Nyusi on a state visit to Rwanda in 2018.[/caption] The President of Mozambique, Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, has defended the deployment of a 1,000-strong joint force by Rwanda in his country last week, to help stem out insurgents in the northern province of Cabo Delgado. President Nyusi, who…
National
Tags: Kagame-Nyusi, Latestnews
RwandAir Becomes 1st Sub-Saharan Airline to Join Qatar Loyalty Club
July,12 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_47853" align="aligncenter" width="439"] Qatar Airways and RwandAir in loyalty partnership.[/caption] Rwanda national carrier, RwandAir, has entered a Loyalty partnership with Qatar Airways to provide more opportunities for their frequent fliers. The partnership was announced this Monday July 12, 2021 between RwandAir Dream miles and Qatar Airways Privilege Club, making Rwandair the first and only…
Business & Tech, National
Tags: Latestnews, Rwandair
Aline Gahongayire, Canada-based Singer Mazimpaka Team Up for “Ndi Amahoro”
July,12 2021 Andrew Shyaka Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67881" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Gahongayire and Mazimpaka[/caption] Gospel music star Aline Gahongayire and Rwandan-Canada- based singer Cadet Mazimpaka joined hands and released a new track dubbed ‘Ndi Amahoro', literally meaning "I am at Peace". The new collabo conveys a message about what people across the globe are going through these trying times of Covid-19 pandemic.…
ShowBiz
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RDB Weighs In on Baho International Hospital Poor Service Saga
July,12 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67877" align="aligncenter" width="1500"] The Nyarutarama-based Baho International Hospital has come under scrutiny for poor service.[/caption] Days after the Ministry of Health started inspecting the level of services at Baho International Hospital (BIH) in Kigali, Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has expressed disappointment with the manner in which the hospital responds to customer complaints. It all…
National
Tags: Latestnews, RDB
Primary School Candidates Begin Exams as 57 Pupils Test Positive of COVID-19
July,12 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67849" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] The Minister of Education, Dr. Valentine Uwamariya flagged off the PLE national exams at Groupe Scholaire Ruyenzi, in Kamonyi district.[/caption] The Minister of Education, Dr. Valentine Uwamariya, has urged students sitting their national examinations to remain calm and focus on doing their exams while ensuring their own safety amid reports of…
National
Tags: Latestnews, Primary Education
COVID-19: Could ‘Vaccine Nationalism’ Mutate Into Global Cooperation?
July,12 2021 Vincent Gasana Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_66968" align="aligncenter" width="680"] A health worker vaccinates a woman.[/caption] The Sars-Cov-2 pandemic is taking so much from humanity, but like all extreme situations, it is also a mirror through which the world can see the best and worst of itself. Particularly revealing is the production, and distribution of the vaccines, not least in the…
People & Power
Tags: Coronavirus Bigstory, Latestnews
New COVID-19 Variants Recorded in Rwanda as Plans to Produce Vaccines Locally Advance
July,12 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_61101" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] The Minister of Health Dr. Ngamije said mutating COVID-19 is proving to be deadlier than thought, with new variants detected.[/caption] The Ministry of Health has attributed the increase of COVID-19 cases of infection and deaths to an infiltration of at least three variants among samples taken from patients. After the Ministry…
National
Tags: Coronavirus Bigstory, Latestnews
Hyundai Contracted to Deliver SGR Project to Benefit Tanzania, Rwanda
July,11 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)
[caption id="attachment_67840" align="aligncenter" width="800"] A Hyundai Rotem train[/caption] A South Korea-based company, Hyundai Rotem has secured contracts worth $295.65m from Tanzania Railways Corporation (TRC) to deliver eco-friendly train cars. TRC will receive 80 train cars worth $190.12m and 17 electric locomotives worth $105.53m from Hyundai Rotem, which are expected to be delivered by 2024. As…
National
Tags: Latestnews
Rwanda Largest Peat-to-Power Plant delayed by COVID-19
July,11 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67831" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] COVID-19 restrictions delayed completion of construction works.[/caption] Launching one of Rwanda’s largest Peat-fired power plants is expected to be delayed a few months as a result of technical complication caused by COVID-19 challenges, officials have said. Construction works on the 80MW plant in Gisagara was launched in May 2017 and supposed…
National
Tags: Latestnews
AU Welcomes Rwanda’s Joint Force Deployment in Mozambique to Battle Terrorists
July,11 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59285" align="aligncenter" width="760"] AUC Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat welcomed Rwanda's deployment in Mozambique.[/caption] The African Union (AU) has welcomed Rwanda's move to deploy a joint force in Mozambique, at the request of the Mozambican government, to fight insurgents in the northern part of the country, describing it as a sign of African solidarity. The…
Business & Tech, National
Tags: Kagame-Nyusi, Latestnews
Rwanda Armed Forces Commit to Deliver on Mozambique Mission
July,10 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67817" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Off they go: Rwanda National Police deployed in deployed in Mozambique,[/caption] Officials of Rwanda armed and police forces have committed to restoring peace, security and sanity as part of their exceptional mission in the Cabo Delgado Province, north of Mozambique. The commitment was made Saturday July 10, 2021 as both forces…
National
Tags: Latestnews
UPR Review: Rwanda Accepts Implementation of160 Recommendations, defers 49  
July,10 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67814" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Amb. Chantal Rwakazina[/caption] The Government of Rwanda has supported and accepted a total of 160 recommendations, representing 56.34% of all received recommendations wrapped in the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) report from the United Nations Human Rights Council. The UPR report consists of details of the implementation of human rights recommendations suggested…
National
Tags: Latestnews
Ggools, Or Money For Human Waste, And You Save The Environment Too
July,10 2021 Vincent Gasana Comments(0)

What if you could save water, and create energy, just by sitting on your lavatory? Well, thanks to the genius of Cho Jae-weon, from South Korea’s Ulsan Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), there is now a way for the world to do just that. Professor of urban and environmental engineering Jae-weon is the creator…
National
Tags: Environment, Latestnews
Rwanda Pulls Out of CECAFA U23 Due to COVID-19 Restrictions
July,09 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67807" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Amavubi U-23[/caption] Rwanda Football Association (FERWAFA)  says due to the current COVID-19 trends in the country it has cancelled plans to send local teams to participate in several regional games later this month. The cancelation will affect the country’s Under 23 Football team (The Wasps-Amavubi) that was slated to travel to…
Sports
Tags: Amavubi, Latestnews
OFF TO MOZAMBIQUE: Rwanda Begins Airlifting Joint Force to Cabo Delgado
July,09 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67800" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] RDF and RNP personnel boarding the flight to Mozambique.[/caption] The first batch of soldiers and police officers who are part of the 1,000-strong force Rwanda is deploying in Mozambique to help fight insurgents jetted off on Friday evening, aboard RwandAir flights. The Government of Rwanda, at the request of the Government…
National
Tags: Kagame-Nyusi, Latestnews
Vestine and Dorcas Saga: Parents, Promoter Trade Accusations
July,09 2021 Andrew Shyaka Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67788" align="aligncenter" width="1440"] Vestine and Dorcas are fast rising gospel singers.[/caption] The saga between the parents of upcoming gospel singers Dorcas & Vestine has continued with the parents of the talented duo accusing their former promoter, Irene Murindahabi of exploiting them. The two girls, real names Ishimwe Vestine and Kamikazi Dorcas, are adored by…
ShowBiz
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England to Face Italy in Euro 2020 Final, Live on StarTimes
July,09 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

It has been a long wait for England. 55 years to be exact. On Sunday, England will finally be playing in their second major football final, as they face Italy in the Euro 2020 championship match. The match will be aired on StarTimes. The last time England played a final in Wembley was in 1966,…
Press Releases
Tags: Latestnews, Startimes
Rwanda Deploys in Mozambique to Support Fight Against Insurgency
July,09 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67782" align="aligncenter" width="873"] President Filipe Nyusi of Mozambique and President Paul Kagame in 2019.[/caption] Rwanda will deploy a contingent of 1,000 troops in Mozambique to help the southern African country to fight an insurgency that's left more than 2,900 people dead and displaced more than 50, 000, a government statement announced on Friday. "The…
National
Tags: Latestnews, RDF
COVID-19: Numbers Continue to Surge Amid Fears of Delta Variant in Rwanda
July,09 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_61101" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] The Minister of Health Dr. Ngamije said there are signs that the Delta variant is already in Rwanda. FILE[/caption] Cases of COVID-19 on Thursday surged again with daily fatalities remaining in double figures for two consecutive days as Rwanda braces itself to deal with the deadly Delta variant which officials say…
National
Tags: Coronavirus Bigstory, Latestnews
President Kagame Meets EU’s Urpilainen to Discuss Vaccine Rollout, Manufacturing
July,09 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame on Thursday held  a virtual meeting with, Jutta Urpilainen, the European Union (EU) Commissioner for International Partnerships, following up on the recent EU agreement to strengthen the Rwanda Food and Drug Authority (Rwanda FDA), which will further attract investments in vaccine manufacturing in the country. The meeting came just over a week…
National
Tags: European Union, Latestnews
Breach of Trust, a New Emerging Offence in Rwanda – RIB
July,08 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_66861" align="alignnone" width="1082"] RIB Spokesperson Dr. Thierry Murangira.[/caption] On June 6, 2021 a school teacher and patron in one of the international schools in Kigali City confiscated a golden necklace valued at Rwf1.5million from one of his students. The patron conducted the action under the schools guideline, which is not different from many local…
National
Tags: Latestnews, RIB
Why Karasira’s Trial was Postponed Again
July,08 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_66734" align="aligncenter" width="715"] Aimable Karasira will face additional charges.[/caption] Nyarugenge Primary Court on Wednesday postponed the trial of controversial former university lecturer-turned YouTuber, who appeared for the first time in court since his arrest. Aimable Uzaramba Karasira, was arrested by Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) on May 31, and charged with criminal counts of denial…
National
Tags: Latestnews, RIB
Finance Minister Gives Direction on RSSB and RPC Managerial Gaps
July,07 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

  The Ministry of Finance has said that financial and managerial gaps that were sighted by the Office Auditor General (OAG) within the Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB) and Rwanda Printery Company will be resolved with new approaches. This assurance comes after the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Tuesday showed that though the government was investing…
National
Tags: Latestnews, Rwanda Parliament
COVID-19: What is Behind the Recent Spike in Cases?
July,07 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67747" align="aligncenter" width="693"] Dr Mpunga during the talk show.[/caption] The Ministry of Health says the sudden eruption of the Mt Nyiragongo volcano in the Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC) in May, forcing thousands of Congolese to cross the border to Rwanda for safety and daily repatriation of Rwandans from Uganda, are among causes of the…
National
Tags: Coronavirus Bigstory, Latestnews
Qualified But Unskilled:  Lack of Hands-on, Soft Skills Affecting TVET Graduates
July,07 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67739" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Bunani (left), the host Ines Ghislainea and EDC's Kamanzi, during the talk show on Tuesday.[/caption] The easiest way to secure a job or acquire skills and experience at leading hotels is by interning with them but how do you get the opportunity, later on the desired skills to get you the…
National
Tags: Mastercard
Western Province: Police Seizes 1-Tonne Cache of Minerals In A Residential House  
July,06 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67733" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] The suspects with the minerals[/caption] Rwanda National Police (RNP) has arrested two illegal mineral dealers with one tonne of minerals in Ngororero district, Western Province. The suspects were arrested in Muhororo Sector, Rugogwe Cell in Nganzo Village on 5 July 2021. According to Police, the apprehended suspects are Theophile Munyentwari aged…
National
Tags: Latestnews, Police
Amavubi Goalkeeper Olivier Kwizera Handed 1-Year Suspended Sentence Over Drug Abuse
July,06 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67726" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Olivier Kwizera[/caption] Rwanda National Football team (Amavubi) and Rayon Sport FC goalkeeper, Olivier Kwizera and seven other persons have been convicted to 1 year in prison after they were found guilty of illegally consuming cannabis. The other suspects include: David Ntakobisa, Amza Runanira, Ismael Mugabo, Adolph Mugisha, Wafiq Rumaringabo, America Djuma…
Sports
Tags: Latestnews, Sports
Kenyans, Ugandan Sentenced to 8 Years in Rwanda Over Cyber Crimes
July,06 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

A court in Gasabo district on Monday sentenced 12 persons to eight years in prison for attempting to rob Equity Bank Rwanda in a foiled cyber heist. The suspects were arrested in October 2019 by the Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) in Kigali city while trying to hack into the Equity Bank Rwanda system to steal…
National
Tags: Cyber Crimes, Latestnews
CPC @100: RPF Takes Part in CPC, World Political Parties’ Summit
July,06 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67713" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] SG Ngarambe participated in the summit.[/caption] Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) Party Secretary General, François Ngarambe this Tuesday took part in a political parties' summit convened by the Communist Party of China (CPC). The CPC and World Political Parties summit chaired by China’s President, Xi Jinping was held online July 6, 2021…
National
Tags: Latestnews, Rwanda-China Relations
Could Juno Kizigenza and Ariel Wayz Be Dating?
July,06 2021 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

Fast-rising upcoming artistes Juno Kizigenza and Ariel Wayz have fueled speculation that they could be sharing much more than music as their closeness continues to blossom following their collaboration on their hit single 'Away'. The duo has been subject of rumours in local media and on social media after appearing together on many occasions, with…
ShowBiz
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Ericsson Projects 70million 5G Subscriptions in Sub-Saharan Africa by 2026
July,06 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67704" align="aligncenter" width="582"] Todd Ashton from Ericsson.[/caption] Ericsson recently unveiled two reports that, together, forecast the post-COVID19 pandemic world and the future of 5G in Sub-Saharan Africa and around the world. The 20th edition of the Ericsson Mobility report (EMR) released July 6, 2021 with local data that highlight unique trends in each individual…
National
Tags: Ericsson, Latestnews
RIB Warns on Possible Cybercrimes Committed in Search for Views
July,06 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) has challenged local media to take a lead role in shaping citizen journalism in an era where most Rwandans have access to social media, to avoid scenarios where some people might be unknowingly committing cybercrimes, all in search for views on different platforms. RIB Spokesman Dr. Thierry B. Murangira said on…
National
Tags: Big-story, RIB
Gov’t Moves To Establish Model Village Leadership Committees To Control Mismanagement
July,05 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67678" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] The Minister of Local Government, Jean Marie Vianney Gatabazi (middle) said committees will be established to take care of the model villages.[/caption] The Ministry of Local Government says leadership committees will be established to advise and control mishandling of properties by residents that were settled in the planned model villages across…
National
Tags: Latestnews, Local Govt
Rwanda Amends Key FATF Bills on Financial and Counter Terrorism 
July,05 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67690" align="aligncenter" width="655"] The Parliamentary Building.[/caption] Parliament has approved amendment of bills that will enable the country to rectify legal gaps in counterterrorism and financial crimes as sighted by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) advisory commission in April 2021. terrorism The FATF is a global anti-financial crimes network with 39 region-based members plus…
National
Tags: Cyber Crimes, Latestnews, RIB
Kwibohora27: State-of-Art Model Village Unveiled in Musanze Symbolizes Hope
July,04 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67676" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] The Minister of Defence, Maj. Gen Albert Murasira and the Minister of Local Government, Jean Marie Vianney Gatabazi, officiated at the inauguration of the model village in Kinigi.[/caption] Rwanda has inaugurated a State of art model village worth over Rwf 26 billion that will accommodate 144 previously vulnerable households located in…
National
Tags: Latestnews, RDF Health
FULL SPEECH: President Kagame’s Kwibohora 27 Message
July,04 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

On the occasion of the 27th anniversary since the Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF-Inkotanyi) liberated Rwanda, President Paul Kagame addressed the nation on the essence of the day and the reason it has not been celebrated as it has always been in the past, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  In the message aired on Rwanda Television…
National
Tags: Latestnews, President Paul Kagame
Lunch Is On US: A Restaurant’s Gesture To Honour Veterans On Liberation Day
July,03 2021 Vincent Gasana Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67663" align="alignnone" width="802"] Suya will be offered to veterans tomorrow[/caption] The Coronavirus may have forced a change of plan on them, but Shally’s Terrace Restaurant in Kibagabaga is still determined to celebrate Liberation Day, by honouring those who spearheaded the nation’s salvation, in a way that only a restaurant can. A special lunch of…
National
Tags: Latestnews
Model Villages, A Gift of Liberation Day
July,03 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

Having Rwandans live in decent houses is one of Rwanda’s development priority formulated in Vision 2020 document. It envisaged that by the year 2020, 70% of the rural population would be living in planned settlements – imidugudu. By 2008, the country had achieved only 22%, a figure which compelled Government to establish a Rural Settlement…
National
Tags: Latestnews, Liberation
What is Behind Dying Fish in Lake Muhazi?
July,02 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67635" align="aligncenter" width="720"] Counting losses. L. Muhazi fish farmers are counting heavy losses.[/caption] Rwanda Agricultural and Animal Resources Board (RAB) has explained the reason behind the latest incident of tons of fish dying in Lake Muhazi, in the Eastern Province, leaving fish farming cooperatives counting losses. On Friday morning, fish farmers on Lake Muhazi,…
National
Tags: Agribusines, Latestnews
Dr Anita Asiimwe Relieved of Duties as NCD Head
July,02 2021 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67630" align="aligncenter" width="681"] Dr. Anita Asiimwe was dismissed from her position.[/caption] Dr. Anita Asiimwe has been dismissed from her position as the Director General of the National Childhood Development Agency (NCD), with immediate effect. Her dismissal came following the sacking of the Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of Water and Sanitation Corporation(WASAC), Alfred Dusenge Byigero, on…
National
Tags: Latestnews
Kigali 27 Years Later: Beauty Takes Shape
July,02 2021 Plaisir Muzogeye Comments(0)

Hills that offer a panoramic view of Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda were 27 years ago looking hopeless. Thousands of city dwellers fled to them for safety during the Genocide against Tutsi in 1994, but they were not able to hide them. In the contrary, killers pursued and killed them with intention of leaving…
National
Tags: City Of Kigali, Latestnews
Rwanda’s Eastern Province Get $49.6M Green Climate Funding
July,02 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67616" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] A rice farming project in Kirehe district. Land reclamation projects have turned the once drought prone Eastern Province into a national food basket.[/caption] Rwanda has received funding that will be used to restore over 60,000 hectares of drought-degraded landscapes into climate resilient ecosystems in the Eastern Province Project funding agreements were…
National
Tags: Big-story, Latestnews
Wasac Boss Dismissed
July,01 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67565" align="alignnone" width="876"] Alfred Byigero[/caption] The Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of Water and Sanitation Corporation(Wasac) which is in charge of water supply and billing in Rwanda has been dismissed. A communique from the Office of the Prime Minister tonight reads "Today 1st of July, Mr. Alfred Dusenge Byigero has been dismissed from the position of…
National
Tags: Latestnews
Rwanda-Burundi Ties: “We Are Ready to Open a New Chapter”- President Ndayishimiye
July,01 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67552" align="aligncenter" width="1052"] Prime Minister, Dr. Ngirente addresses the ceremony as President Ndayishimiye looks on.[/caption] The President of Burundi, Maj. Gen Evariste Ndayishimiye says his country is ready to opened a new chapter of relations with Rwanda, follow the visit of Rwanda’s Prime Minister, Dr. Edouard Ngirente to Burundi, to attend the 59th Independence…
National
Tags: Latestnews, Rwanda-Burundi Relations
Rwanda’s E-Mobility Plan Moves A Step Further
July,01 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

Rwanda has set ambitious targets to become a green, climate-resilient and low carbon economy by 2050. Some of its key strategies include; increasing energy efficiency, decarbonizing the power sector, switching to electricity and other low and zero-carbon fuels, and adoption of e-mobility. A study conducted in 2018, revealed that vehicle emissions are the biggest contributor to…
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Am Proud of You The Ben – Miss Pamela 
July,01 2021 Andrew Shyaka Comments(0)

Former beauty queen Miss Pamela Uwicyeza has declared mad love to her boyfriend Benjamin Mugisha commonly known on stage as The Ben.  The two love birds can’t stop painting their affection every day on social media despite being miles apart from each other. Pamella who has been showing the world how much she loves The…
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Rwanda and EU in Rwf3.6bn Partnership to Ramp Up Vaccine Manufacturing
July,01 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67532" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] The EU Ambassador to Rwanda Nicola Bellomo and CEO of RDB Clare Akamanzi signed the Rwf3.6bn agreement on Wednesday.[/caption] The Government of Rwanda and the European Union (EU) have signed a partnership which will see European countries support Rwanda’s efforts to invest in the manufacturing of vaccines locally. The EU and…
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