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Imihigo: How Districts Performed, Nyaruguru Emerges Top, Rusizi Last
October,30 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59547" align="alignnone" width="799"] President Paul Kagame and the best performing district mayors[/caption]  President Paul Kagame on Friday was among those who were wondering what befell districts that previously performed well but emerged among the last ones in the Imihigo Performance Report for 2019/20 which was announced on Friday.  The Prime Minister Dr. Edouard Ngirente…
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Avoid Mediocrity in Whatever You Do – Kagame to Leaders
October,30 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has elaborated on issues of sustained mediocrity among leaders in both central and local government which hinder country development and told them it is high time for them to wake up. The president, while presiding over the signing of performance contracts – imihigo on Friday in Nyagatare - Eastern Province, he gave…
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Tags: Kagame-Accountability
Rapper Lil G Tips Producer Element to Be Creative
October,30 2020 Andrew Shyaka Comments(0)

Music star Lil G real names Lionel Karangwa has advised upcoming audio producer Element to be creative in order to stay on top of his game. The proprietor of round music studio got concerned after listening to several songs produced by the new kid on the block, Element and felt the responsibility of advising him…
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Tags: Local Music
The Training is to Toughen You for Life, President Kagame to Young RDF Cadets
October,30 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59509" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] President Kagame told young RDF cadets that the training will prepare them for life ahead.[/caption] President Paul Kagame told youthful Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) on Thursday that the rigorous training they receive is to toughen them for life ahead and remind them that they should not take things for granted. The…
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PHOTOS: President Kagame Meets RDF Cadet Officers
October,29 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59500" align="aligncenter" width="694"] President Kagame addressed the cadet officers undergoing training at Rwanda Military Academy -Gako this Thursday. Photos/Village Urugwiro.[/caption] President Paul Kagame and Commander-in-Chief of the Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) on Thursday met with Cadet Officers at the Rwanda Military Academy - Gako. The Head of State, clad in military fatigues as C-i-C,…
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Tags: RDF
No Hug Please! Students Meet At School  After the Seven-Month Holiday
October,29 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

 Rwandan students have met at school in an environment of restrictions and carefulness after seven months since schools were closed to prevent the spread of Covid-19. First batch reported to their respective schools in Southern, Western Province and City of Kigali and from home to school, they have to keep physical distancing constantly sanitize their…
National
Tags: Education
Ombudsman Speaks Out on Wetland Evacuation Concerns
October,29 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

The Office of the Ombudsman has given its opinion on the issue of evacuation and expropriation of businesses and activities whose owners have considered to be unjustly done. This comes after members of parliament raised citizen’s concerns over the recent government move to start relocating all persons living and business located in wetlands. During the…
National
Tags: Environment
Rwanda 74 Years Later: The Story of a Country Dedicated to Christ the King 
October,29 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59459" align="alignnone" width="1800"] Late King Mutara III Rudahigwa and the Catholic Church leaders in Rwanda[/caption] It was a good Sunday of October 27 during a celebration King Mutara III Rudahigwa had been looking forward to. During the Mass service at Nyanza Roman Catholic Church – Southern Province, the King, in front of the Blessed…
Special Reports
Tags: The Pope
Rwanda’s Gishwati-Mukura Landscape Becomes UNESCO’s Biosphere Reserve
October,28 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has classified Rwanda’s Gishwati Mukura Landscape as one of the few areas in the world full of life in its natural composition. The landscape was declared as UNESCO biosphere reserve during the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Programme (UNESCO MAB) International Co-coordinating Council meeting on October 27th-28th,…
Economy
Tags: Tourism
Ombudsman Detects Corruption in Staff Vans, Students’ Caution Money
October,28 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

The Ombudsman report has pointed to serious loopholes in dealing with cases of corruption at the local and central level despite increased efforts in sensitization in fighting the vices. While presenting the 2019-2020 report to both senate and chamber of deputies this Tuesday, Ombudsman Anastase Murekezi showed that citizen’s willingness to provide information on corruption…
National
Singer, Songwriter Mico The Best Set to Open A Studio ‘Very Soon’
October,28 2020 Andrew Shyaka Comments(0)

Singer Prosper Turatsize alias Mico The Best is in final stages of opening up his own studio where he will be writing records purposely for sale after years working as a ghost- writer to many local musicians. According to Mico The Best, the idea came in play after realizing his other talent of penning down…
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Former Prosecutor General Mutangana Arrested over Forged Documents
October,28 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_29523" align="alignnone" width="873"] Former Prosecutor General Jean Bosco Mutangana[/caption] Rwanda Investigations Bureau (RIB) has arrested Jean Bosco Mutangana, Rwanda’s former Prosecutor General. According to RIB, Mutangana was arrested on Monday 26 2020 for allegedly using forged documents. The arrest was confirmed by RIB acting spokesperson Dr Thierry Murangira on 28th October 2020. “On 26th October 2020, RIB…
National
Tags: Kagame-Accountability
Rwanda: School Fees Controversies Escalate as Academic Year Resumes
October,28 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59266" align="alignnone" width="870"] School reopening will be gradual and in adherence to COVID-19 measures.[/caption] Boarding students will start traveling back to school to kick off the second term effective Thursday, October 29. This concludes the seven-month period after the suspension that intended to contain the spread of  Covid-19 pandemic on 16th March. However, the…
National
Tags: Education
Things Fall Apart: Luck Runs Out for The Mugenzis  
October,28 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59442" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Joseph Mugenzi (left) and his son Rene Claudel Mugenzi.[/caption] They say when troubles come, they come in battalions and such is the case for one Rwandan family abroad which for so long had eluded justice and hoodwinked the world into believing that they were ‘political activists’ -the tale of Joseph Mugenzi…
National
Tags: Genocide Denial
Cabinet Increases Number of Participants at Places of Worship, Weddings
October,28 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

The cabinet meeting chaired by President Paul Kagame has allowed places of worship to increase the number of worshipers. Weddings will also see the number of participants double. On Tuesday, October 27, the cabinet decided that the measures intended to contain the spread of COVID-19 remain as they were reviewed until October 12. However, in…
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Tags: Coronavirus
Covid-19: Traffic Police Resumes Driving Tests   
October,27 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

Rwanda National Police, traffic department says driving tests will resume on 2nd November 2020 after a seven-month halt that was caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. According to a communiqué from Rwanda National Police (RNP), provisional licenses and driving permits applicants who applied for the tests in March this year before the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown will…
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Tags: Police
President Paul Kagame Receives Three New Ambassadors
October,27 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59411" align="alignnone" width="1080"] L-R: Ambassador Nguyen Nam Tien of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, the ambassador of Korea, Jin-Weon Chae and extreme right: Ambassador Saleh Bin Suleiman Bin Ahmed AL-Harthi of the Sultanate of Oman[/caption] Three new ambassadors on Tuesday morning, presented their credentials to President Paul Kagame and committed to enhance bilateral relations…
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Tags: President Paul Kagame
Service Commission Seeks Punitive Measures against Officials Breaching Labor Law
October,27 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59401" align="alignnone" width="1080"] NPSC Vice Chairperson Council of Commissioners, Agnes Kayijire[/caption] The National Public Service Commission (NPSC) has recommended government to take tough punitive measures on officials who take unlawful decisions on jobs of civil servants resulting to government losing millions in court cases. The commission on Monday October 26 showed to parliament that government…
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NCDs Increasingly Killing More People in Rwanda -Dr Ngamije
October,27 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59397" align="aligncenter" width="1800"] Dr Ngamije addressing the virtual World Health Summit on Monday.[/caption] The Minister of Health Dr Daniel Ngamije says Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) have become a huge burden for the country, killing more people than any other cause of death, calling for more funding and strategies to combat them.  Dr Ngamije made the…
National
Tags: Health
Covid-19: Rwanda Parliament Amends Abunzi Law
October,26 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

Parliament has passed an amended bill that extends the mandate of Abunzi community justice whose five-year term expired two months ago. Minister of State in the Ministry of Justice in Charge of Constitutional and Legal Affairs, Solina Nyirahabimana who tabled the bill told parliament that the planned Abunzi elections exercise was delayed due to Covid-19…
National
Tags: Parliament
Genocide Fugitive Félicien Kabuga Transferred to The Hague
October,26 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59386" align="aligncenter" width="679"] Kabuga has been transferred to The Hague.[/caption] Genocide fugitive Félicien Kabuga has been transferred today from France to the custody of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (Mechanism) in The Hague, following a decision by the UN court Judge last week to transfer him to the European city instead of…
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Human Rights Watch and Other Vultures Surrounding Kizito’s Death
October,26 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

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

Program to fast-track and train potential leaders and innovators to engage with the most exciting technology on the planet Fresh graduates to work with pioneers in ICT and advanced thinkers in their chosen field Ericsson offers virtual training programs for recent graduates during the pandemic Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) has announced the launch of its 2020 edition…
Technology
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COVID-19: Rising Infections Globally, A Warning Against Overconfidence
October,26 2020 Vincent Gasana Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_55748" align="aligncenter" width="797"] A health worker tests a person.[/caption] It was with the shaky confidence of someone who fears being found out, that the taxi driver stated as firmly as he dared, that the New Coronavirus was all but over. It is the very attitude against which the Rwandan authorities are constantly communicating. And…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
“I Was Surprised by Pope Francis” – Archbishop Kambanda
October,26 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59342" align="alignnone" width="2048"] Archbishop Kambanda becomes the first clergyman to attain the rank of Cardinal in Rwanda.[/caption] Fresh from being named among the 13 new Cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church and the first Rwanda prelate in history to attain the rank, Archbishop Antoine Kambanda says that he was caught off-guard by the October…
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Tags: The Pope
WaterAid: 10 Years of Extending Equitable Safe Water Supply, Promoting Hygiene in Rwanda
October,25 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59360" align="aligncenter" width="494"] The Permanent Secretary at MININFRA Eng. Patricie Uwase speaks during the celebrations.[/caption] One of the most important goals for the Government of Rwanda 7-year programme (2017-2024) is to ensure access to clean water for every household in the country. To hit this target the government has partnered with development organizations including…
National
Tags: Water
Archbishop Antoine Kambanda Elevated to ‘Cardinal’ by Pope Francis
October,25 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59339" align="alignnone" width="2048"] Archbishop Kambanda with President Paul Kagame at his consecration in January 2019[/caption] Archbishop Antoine Kambanda of Kigali Archdiocese has become the first Rwandan archbishop to attain the rank of Cardinal, after he emerged among 13 new cardinals named by Pope Francis this Sunday.  In a surprise announcement, Pope Francis elevated the…
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A Fraudster and Imposter: The Downfall of Rene Claudel Mugenzi
October,24 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59330" align="aligncenter" width="634"] Despite making his location known in personal posts, Mugenzi wanted to dupe courts into blocking publication of his name or location in his fraud case.[/caption] The sentencing of genocide denier and ‘political’ activist Rene Claudel Mugenzi by a UK court on Friday, on charges of fraud, has shed a light into…
National
Tags: Genocide Denial
COVID-19: Refugee Camp Spurs Spike in New Cases
October,24 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_54721" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Mahama Refugee Camp in Kirehe District which hosts about 60,000 Burundian refugees has registered a number of COVID-19 cases.[/caption] Rwanda has this Friday registered a slightly increased number of New Coronavirus cases after new cases continue to rise in the refugee camp in the Eastern part of the country. After days…
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Tags: Coronavirus
First Lady Pushes for More Collaborations, Solidarity to Overcome COVID-19 Impact at Global Summit
October,23 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59322" align="aligncenter" width="1054"] A screen grab of the First Lady Mrs. Kagame addressing the virtual summit on Friday, October 23.[/caption] The First Lady Mrs Jeannette Kagame says the New Coronavirus outbreak has had an ‘unparalleled’ impact on countries and economies and it will require improved collaborations and solidarity to fully recover from the damage…
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Court Extends Rusesabagina Pre-trial Detention by Another 30 days
October,23 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58893" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Paul Rusesabagina in the dock in a previous hearing.[/caption]  Kicukiro Primary Court on Friday ruled in favour of keeping terror suspect Paul Rusesabagina in detention for another 30 days pending trial, to allow Prosecution to put together more evidence in the case against the ‘Hotel Rwanda’ protagonist.  Rusesabagina, 66, earlier this…
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PHOTOS: President Kagame Spends Birthday Watching Basketball
October,23 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59304" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] President Kagame and the Minister of Sports Aurore Mimosa Munyaganju at Kigali Arena on Friday.[/caption] President Paul Kagame took time off his busy schedule to attend the Bank of Kigali National Basketball League (BKNBL) games at Kigali Arena on Friday, which also happened to be his 63rd birthday. President Kagame was…
National
Tags: Sports
No Politics Please, We Just Want To Show the Sights
October,23 2020 Vincent Gasana Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59299" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Rwanda has taken over the leadership of the EATP[/caption] Conceived from the collective desire for regional integration, born in Kenya, now the eight-year-old is to be parented by Rwanda, on behalf of the East African Community. The East African Tourism Platform, or EATP, was initiated in Kenya in 2012, and is…
National
Tags: Tourism
MINEDUC Bans Mandatory Negative Pregnancy Certificate Requirement for Schools Ahead of Reopening
October,23 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

The Ministry of Education(MINEDUC) has directed schools to stop asking for mandatory pregnancy test certificates from female students as a requirement for admissions as schools reopen after seven months of temporary closure to combat the further spread of the New Coronavirus. The directive followed fury on social media after some letters of some schools writing…
National
Tags: Education
COVID-19: Kagame Roots for Increased Education Funding, Safe Reopening of Schools
October,22 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59291" align="aligncenter" width="1116"] President Kagame during the UNESCO Global Education Meeting said that countries are in the midst of determining how to safely re-launch learning in the context of the #COVID19 pandemic. He said that there is a need to ensure that the health and safety of learners is paramount. Photo/Urugwiro Village.[/caption] In the…
National
Tags: Education, President Paul Kagame
President Kagame backs Ngozi-Iweala for WTO, AUC’s Moussa Faki for 2nd Term
October,22 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59283" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] President Kagame during the 2nd AU Mid-Year Coordination Meeting. Photo/Urugwiro Village.[/caption] President Paul Kagame has expressed his backing for a second term for the incumbent African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat and his support for Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for the World Trade Organisation (WTO) top job. President Kagame expressed…
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Tags: AU Reforms
The Task Ahead is Two-Fold – President Kagame to New Senators
October,22 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has urged newly sworn-in Senators to work hard, bearing in mind that the country has many challenges to address, which requires them to sacrifice more and put the interests of the country at heart.  The Head of State made the remarks on Thursday while officiating the swearing-in ceremony of six new Senators…
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Tags: Parliament
Reopening Of Schools: MINEDUC Releases Transport Schedule For Boarding Students
October,22 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

  [caption id="attachment_59265" align="aligncenter" width="874"] Masks, social distancing will be mandatory as schools reopen.[/caption]   The Ministry of Education has released a nationwide ‘back to school’ transport schedule for boarding students which will guide them on how and when to travel their respective schools safely. According to the ‘back to school’ transport schedule for boarding…
National
Tags: Education
RURA Suspends Public Transport Fare Hike Following PM’s Intervention
October,21 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_57567" align="aligncenter" width="800"] RURA has suspended recently announced rates following the intervention of the Prime Minister.[/caption] Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) has suspended a recent decision to hike public transport fares on different routes in the City of Kigali and on upcountry routes following the intervention of the Prime Minister. The regulatory body issued…
National
Tags: Transport
Technology Will Help Us Navigate COVID-19 Recovery & Beyond -President Kagame
October,21 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59252" align="aligncenter" width="1137"] President Kagame participating in the WEF Great Reset Dialogue under the theme "Harnessing the Fourth Industrial Revolution" October 21, 2020. Photo/Village Urugwiro.[/caption] President Paul Kagame has emphasised Rwanda’s ambition to put technology at the centre of its development plans, pointing out that it will even be more vital in helping the…
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Tags: President Paul Kagame
RSSB, BRD Housing Project Gets Shelter Afrique Financing 
October,21 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59249" align="aligncenter" width="873"] An artistic impression of the planned housing units.[/caption] Shelter Afrique yesterday approved the development of an approximately US$400 million housing project in Kigali, in partnership with Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB) and the Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD). The Kinyinya Park Estate Project- composed of 10,000 integrated and sustainable large-scale houses…
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Tags: Affordable Housing
China, Rwanda jointly fight against COVID-19 for a Community with Shared Future
October,21 2020 RAO Hongwei Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59246" align="alignnone" width="320"] Amb. RAO Hongwei[/caption] The year 2020 is extraordinary and significant for China, Rwanda and the whole world. As the Covid-19 is still raging around the world, China and Rwanda have been working hand in hand to face challenges, seize opportunities, tackle risks, enhance mutual trust, strengthen win-win cooperation, and promote common development…
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Tags: Rwanda-China Relations
BREAKING: Kabuga to be Transferred to The Hague
October,21 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

The United Nations Residual Court on Wednesday ruled in favour of transferring Genocide suspect Félicien Kabuga to The Hague, pending trial, instead of Arusha, Tanzania. The ruling by a single follows an application by Kabuga’s French Lawyer Emmanuel Altit on October 5 requesting the UN court to transfer Kabuga to The Hague instead of Arusha…
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Tags: Kabuga, KabugaF
COVID-19: WHO Boss Hails Rwanda’s Efforts to Contain Pandemic
October,21 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_51027" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] WHO Director General Dr Tedros[/caption] As Rwanda gears up to re-open education institutions albeit, in a cautious and gradual process, the country has had an encouraging thumbs-up from the World Health Organization (WHO) for its efforts to contain the New Coronavirus. In a tweet, the WHO director, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus commended Rwanda…
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Tags: Coronavirus
Police Impersonators Arrested in Operations against Driver’s License Scam
October,21 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59231" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] The suspects have been duping people with fake driving licenses.[/caption] Rwanda National Police (RNP) has arrested four people belonging to the same ring that allegedly forges and issues fake driver's license. The four suspects, who were guising as Police officers, were arrested in separate operations conducted in City of Kigali. They are…
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Tags: Police
Why Prosecution is Seeking Extension of Rusesabagina’s Remand
October,20 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

The Kicukiro Primary Court has heard a prosecution appeal to extend the detention of Hotel Rwanda 'Hero’ Paul Rusesabagina. Rusesabagina was on September 17 denied bail and detained for 30 days to allow investigation into his case. He also lost bail case in appeal – October 2nd. The Prosecution on Tuesday said that they need…
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Tags: Rusesabagina
Prime Minister To Intervene in Public Transport Fare Hike Concerns
October,20 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_57567" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Over the weekend, RURA said it would look for a reasonable solution to public concerns over increased transport fares.[/caption] The Prime Minister's Office has promised to intervene and act on public concerns over a recent decision by the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) to increase public transport fares on some routes…
National
Tags: Transport
Rwanda, Burundi Agree to Work Towards Restoring Ties
October,20 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59214" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Dr. Biruta and Amb. Albert Shingiro after signing the joint communique.[/caption] Rwanda and Burundi have embarked on a journey that will see the two countries fully restore bilateral ties, following the meeting of Foreign Affairs Ministers from both countries on Tuesday, October 2020. Following closed door talks between Rwanda’s Foreign Affairs…
National
Tags: Rwanda-Burundi Relations
BREAKING: Rwanda, Burundi Hold Talks to Restore Ties
October,20 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59198" align="aligncenter" width="777"] Dr Biruta and Amb. Shingiro discuss as they head to the meeting venue.[/caption] The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Rwanda and Burundi are meeting at Nemba One Stop Border Post in Bugesera District to discuss ways of restoring bilateral ties between the two countries. Rwanda's Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation…
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Tags: Rwanda-Burundi Relations
Rusesabagina Returns to Court over Bail
October,20 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

On Tuesday-October 20 at 8h30, the Hotel Rwanda ‘hero’ Paul Rusesabagina returned to Kicukiro Primary court which ruled for his provisional detention on September 17, a decision that was upheld in appeal by Nyarugenge Intermediate Court on October 2. The prosecution was present while his two lawyers David Rugaza and Emelyne Nyembo joined Rusesabagina after…
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Tags: Rusesabagina
Rwanda Readies For Submission of UPR Implementation Report at the UN
October,19 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59186" align="aligncenter" width="1032"] Providence Umurungi, Head of International Justice and Judicial Cooperation Department at MINIJUST said Rwanda has implemented majority of the recommendations under the UPR.[/caption] The Rwandan government will submit the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) report that consists of details of implementation of human rights recommendations suggested by United Nations member states in February 2015…
National
Tags: Court
Rwanda, Zambia Police Heads Hold Talks, to Boost Cooperation
October,19 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59177" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] IGP Dan Munyuza on Monday welcomed the IGP of Zambia Kakoma Kanganja and his delegation at RNP HQ for a bilateral meeting.[/caption] Rwanda and Zambia Inspector Generals of Police (IGP) have held a meet to benchmark best practices and strengthening bilateral cooperation between both forces. Rwanda's IGP Dan Munyuza this morning…
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Tags: Police
Sponsored: GCS Trains Ambassadors Of Family Planning and Gender Equality
October,19 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59172" align="aligncenter" width="2560"] They trainees were equipped with skills to empower their communities.[/caption] A total of 160 elders including 112 females and 48 males have completed a month-long Civil Leadership Training on family planning and gender equality that will help them fight against family and gender-based violence in their communities in Nyarubaka Sector, Kamonyi…
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Tags: Gender
Kitty Kurth’s Desperation
October,19 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59165" align="aligncenter" width="481"] Kitty Kurth has been promising the Rusesabagina household 'miracles'.[/caption] Kitty Kurth, the President of “Kurth Lampe Worldwide Ideas, Delivered,” a strategic communications firm, and spokesperson of the Rusesabagina’s foundation, seems to be running out of ideas since the arrest of her client in Rwanda. Surely, the Rusesabagina’s family may start to…
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Tags: Rusesabagina
Transport Fares Were Well Thought -RURA Director General
October,19 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_36705" align="aligncenter" width="710"] Col Patrick Nyirishema, the RURA boss[/caption] The Director General of Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA), Col. Patrick Nyirishema says the recently announced new transport fares which have been widely talked about had been in the pipeline but were delayed by the New Coronavirus outbreak.  Col. Nyirishema, while appearing on Rwanda Television…
National
Tags: Transport
RURA Promises to Look into Public Transport Concerns
October,18 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_57567" align="aligncenter" width="800"] RURA says it will look for a reasonable solution to public concerns over increased transport fares.[/caption] Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) says it is going to talk to stakeholders in the public transport sector to find a ‘reasonable solution’, following a public outcry over recently announced revised transport fares, which saw…
National
Tags: Transport
REB Revises English Language Proficiency Tests Roadmap
October,18 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59157" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Dr. Irenee Ndayambaje says teachers will have more time to prepare for the test.[/caption] Rwanda Education Board (REB) has revised the roadmap for International English language Proficiency tests for primary and secondary school teachers as well as instructors of teacher training colleges (TTC) that was supposed to be conducted online across the…
National
Tags: Education
Former PM Habumuremyi Requests for More Judges in his Case
October,16 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_56014" align="aligncenter" width="831"] Former PM Habumuremyi (middle) in a previous court appearance.[/caption] Former Prime Minister Dr. Pierre Damien Habumuremyi today reappeared in a primary court in Kigali to battle in depth, a case of alleged financial crimes committed as President of the Board of Trustees of the Christian University of Rwanda. Habumuremyi who also before his arrest…
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Tags: Court
Former Minister Munyakazi handed 10 Years in Jail
October,16 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_48074" align="aligncenter" width="801"] Former State Minister Isaac Munyakazi sentenced to 10 years.[/caption] The Nyarugenge Intermediate Court on Friday slapped the former Minister of State in-charge of Primary and Secondary Education, Dr. Isaac Munyakazi with a ten-year sentence in jail for abuse of power. The embattled former Minister, who resigned in February has since been…
National
Tags: Corruption
Rwanda Genocide Commission Wants More Researchers- Report
October,16 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59141" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] CNLG's Yvonne Mutakwasuku during the presentation in Parliament.[/caption] The National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG) has appealed to government to staff the institution with more researchers and employees who can enable the body meet its mandate. Yvonne Mutakwasuku, the Vice President of the Council of Commissioners at CNLG told…
National
Tags: Genocide Denial
Evode Uwizeyimana Bounces Back to Politics as Senator
October,16 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59138" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Top (left) Evode Uwizeyimana, Prof. Dusingizemungu and Epiphanie Kanziza are among the new Senators coming in.[/caption] President Paul Kagame has, pursuant to the constitutional powers given to him, appointed four senators to replace some of the six outgoing senators who completed their eight year mandate this October 10, 2020. Based on…
National
Tags: Parliament
BPR, Seventh Day Adventists Partner to Make Tithe, Offertory Cashless
October,16 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

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

[caption id="attachment_59120" align="aligncenter" width="933"] A Woman Handwashing at a recently build public facility at Kaduha Market in Nyamagabe District.[/caption] Rwanda today joined the rest of the world to mark the 2020 Global Handwashing Day with a series of activities aimed at creating more awareness on hand hygiene and sanitation. WaterAid Rwanda joined the international community…
National
Tags: Water
New Transport Fares: What You Need To Know   
October,15 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59112" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Dr Rutimirwa (left) and Kulamba from RURA explaining the new transport fares on KT Radio[/caption] Following a decision by a cabinet meeting chaired by President Paul Kagame on Monday, Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) has issued new transport fares which have drawn mixed reactions. The new rates follow a decision by the…
National
Tags: Transport
National Rights Body Seeks More Funding to Execute Mandate
October,15 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

The Chairperson of the National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) has asked Parliament to advocate for the commission to get more budget support and permanent residence in Kigali so as to improve its performance in monitoring, research and services to citizens. The call was made by Marie Claire Mukasine, the NCHR Chairperson while presenting to both…
National
Tags: Parliament
Rwandans Challenge Facebook Genocide and Hate Speech Policy
October,15 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59097" align="aligncenter" width="2171"] Facebook is under scrutiny for not doing anything about Genocide denial.[/caption] Facebook announced on Monday it was banning any content that denies the existence of the Holocaust but new information shows the company won't extend the same to other recognized genocides. The social media giant told Bloomberg that it won’t extent this service…
National
Tags: Genocide Denial
COVID-19: Numbers Spike Again as One More Death is Registered
October,14 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_55748" align="aligncenter" width="797"] Cases spiked on Wednesday.[/caption] After several days of registering less than 10 new cases of the New Coronavirus, the number of new infections went up again on Wednesday, with 32 new cases emerging out of 1,753 tests, taking the total number of cases to 4,940. The new numbers also came with…
National, News
Tags: Coronavirus
Rwanda Partners With OIF To Bring In Foreign French Teachers
October,14 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59090" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Rwanda will work with OIF to boost the teaching of French.[/caption] International Francophonie Organization (OIF), an international organization that represents French speaking countries, has entered a partnership with the Rwandan government to promote French language proficiency, through importing foreign French teachers. For the first phase, OIF offered 30 foreign French teachers…
National
Tags: Education
Schools Reopening: Cabinet Decision to Ease ‘Back To school’ Transport Challenges
October,14 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_52703" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] University Students boarding a bus in May this year.[/caption] The decision by a Cabinet meeting chaired by President Paul Kagame on Monday, October 12, to increase the number of people in public busses is expected to ease challenges of access to public transport which were expected ahead of the reopening of…
National
Tags: Education
Rwanda Moots Alternative Measures to Reduce Prison Congestion
October,14 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_38957" align="aligncenter" width="680"] Senators found that some Rwanda Correctional Service (RCS) are overly congested.[/caption]   Senators have highly recommended that the government moves to implement a Presidential order allowing works of community interest as an option of serving a prison sentence, as a solution towards decongesting some of the Rwanda Correctional Service (RCS) facilities…
National
Tags: Prisons
RDB Sheds More Light on Production of Medical Cannabis for Export
October,13 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_49872" align="aligncenter" width="680"] Clare Akamanzi. the CEO of RDB believes the regulated production of medical Cannabis will spur investment and export growth. File Photo[/caption] Following the passing of the National Pharmaceutical Product Pricing and Containment policy, which will pave way for the commercial production of Cannabis in Rwanda, Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has shed…
National
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Confirmed: Rwanda to Reopen Schools On November 2, Upper Classes, Final Year Students To Go First
October,13 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

The Ministry of Education has released the academic year calendar for 2020/2021 for primary, secondary Technical Teacher’s Colleges (TTCs) and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) that starts with the second term. According to the academic calendar, upper primary from primary five to primary six, secondary school candidate classes from senior three and six,…
National
Tags: Education
Rwanda on Course to Regularise Commercial Production of Cannabis for Medical Purposes
October,13 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58851" align="aligncenter" width="2047"] The Minister of Health, Dr. Daniel Ngamije confirmed Rwanda's plans to enter commercial production of Cannabis for pharmaceutical purposes.[/caption] Rwanda is on course to join several African countries that are cashing in on the commercial production of Cannabis following the passing of the National Pharmaceutical Product Pricing and Containment policy. The…
National
Tags: Health
Revised ‘Ubudehe’ Categories Draw Mixed Reactions
October,13 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_56103" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] A farmer tending to a coffee plantation. Many on social media called for the reconsideration of Ubudehe categories.[/caption] The newly revise Government social protection scheme (Ubudehe) categories have drawn mixed feelings with citizens using social media platforms to say that the new categories are out of touch with reality and have…
National
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Black Holes, Dynamite And Poetry. The Wonder Of The Nobel Prize
October,13 2020 Vincent Gasana Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59053" align="aligncenter" width="777"]  Alfred Nobel[/caption] What, in no particular order, do Louise Gluck, Jennifer Doudna, Emmanuelle Charpentier, the World Food Programme, and dynamite have in common? If you said food, it is an argument you can sustain, but you will be wrong by quite a margin. Along with Andrea M.Ghez, Harvey J. Alter, Roger…
Special Reports
Cabinet Meeting: Curfew Time Extended by 1 Hour, Guidelines Unchanged
October,13 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59043" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] A cabinet meeting chaired by President Kagame on Monday made slight changes in the COVID-19 guidelines.[/caption] A Cabinet meeting chaired by President Paul Kagame on Monday maintained in place majority of the guidelines against the New Coronavirus, with a few adjustments made despite high expectations that more sections of the economy…
National
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Ericsson Investing in Life-Changing Technology for Africa
October,12 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59036" align="alignnone" width="873"] Jacques Kabandana, Country Manager of Ericsson Rwanda[/caption] With its strong investment in 4G and 5G internet networks and introduction of Artificial Intelligence (AI) cognitive algorithms in the company’s package, Ericsson has claimed a leading position as a game-changer in the use of technology for economic development. KT Press talked to Jacques…
Technology
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Let China-Africa Cooperation Shine as Example of Multilateralism -Chinese, Senegalese Presidents
October,12 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59033" align="aligncenter" width="500"] President Xi Jinping and Senegalese President Macky Sall and the First Ladies Peng Liyuan and Marieme Faye Sall pose for a photo. File Photo[/caption] BEIJING, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- China and Africa are ready to uphold the spirit of solidarity and cooperation, jointly cope with various risks and challenges, and let…
National
Tags: China-Africa
First Lady Jeannette Kagame Calls on Men to End Child Abuse
October,12 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

First Lady of Rwanda, Jeannette Kagame has expressed deep concern over increasing cases of child sexual abuse, which has moved from affecting the girl child but also the boy child. Mrs Kagame said that this is a shame which calls for something to be done through concerted efforts in the Rwandan community especially involvement of…
National
Tags: Rwanda’s First Lady
Sponsored: Airtel Selects Ericsson to Modernize its 4G Network in Kenya
October,12 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

New deal to enable Airtel to offer elevated user experience, step-up network performance and take the mobile experience to a new level Ericsson Radio System solutions to provide 4G coverage Ericsson will also deploy Kathrein Mobile Communicationantenna solutions to further strengthen Airtel’s network Airtel Africa is expanding its strategic partnership with Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) to…
Technology
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Rwanda: Genocide Survivors Call for More Funding for Mental Health Care
October,12 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_10742" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Prof Dr Dusingizemungu Jean Pierre - President of Ibuka paying tribute to victims of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi in 2017. 26 years on, Survivors still grapple with Mental Health Issues. File Photo[/caption] The umbrella association of Genocide against the Tutsi survivors Ibuka is calling for more funding and attention on…
National
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COVID-19:  Kigali Chosen to Host FIBA Afro-Games on Safety Grounds
October,12 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59014" align="alignnone" width="873"] Kigali Arena will host the games minus fans.[/caption] Rwanda has been selected to host three of the November qualifying tournaments of the Federation of International Basketball (FIBA) AfroBasket 2021 games as result the country’s measures to contain coronavirus. The confirmation was published by the Federation of International Basketball- Africa Board which…
Sports
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COVID-19 Update: Another 41-year Old Kigali Resident Succumbs to Virus
October,11 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_57466" align="aligncenter" width="702"] Burial of a COVID-19 victim. File Photo[/caption] Another 41-year old man in Kigali has become the latest victim to succumb to the New Coronavirus in Rwanda, taking the number of COVID-19 related deaths to 31. The new death recorded comes days following another death of a 41-year old woman in Kigali…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
The Week In Parliament: PAC Winds Up Public Hearings, Environment Minister Answers Questions
October,11 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

The past week was a busy one for the Rwandan Parliament as the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) rounded up its public hearings by hosting district leaders and heads of government entities to explain how they implemented the 2018/19 budget as audited by the Office of the Auditor General (OAG). Bring back our Stolen money While…
National
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COVID-19: RBC Gets More Intervention equipment
October,11 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59000" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] On Behalf of RBC Director General, Dr. Innocent Turate (L) receives the donation from Regis Rugemanshuro, the Director General of RSSB and TDB Board Representative in Kigali[/caption] The Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB) has donated portable patient monitors to Rwanda Biometric Centre (RBC) as part of its…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
BPR Donates COVID-19 Preventive Kits To Special Olympics Athletes
October,10 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58995" align="aligncenter" width="1253"] BPR staff and Special Olympics Rwanda officials pose for for a group photo.[/caption] BPR Atlas Mara on Friday donated New Coronavirus preventive kits to the Special Olympics Rwanda, a non-governmental organization affiliated to Special Olympics International with a mission to support people with intellectual disabilities through sports. Banque Populaire du Rwanda Plc (BPR Plc.) handed over…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
30- Number of COVID-19 Deaths Registered in Rwanda Since Outbreak
October,09 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_57467" align="aligncenter" width="702"] A COVID-19 victim being laid to rest.[/caption] The number of New Coronavirus related deaths in Rwanda has reached 30 following the death of a 41-year old woman in Kigali. The new death comes days after the number of new infections was declining, creating a glimmer of hope that the pandemic could…
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TradeMark East Africa, WFP Partner in COVID-19 Safe Border Trade in Rwanda
October,09 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58989" align="aligncenter" width="1171"] Officials at the handover of the PPEs[/caption] TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) has donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) that will be used by frontline workers to improve safety against the New Coronavirus for border staff and persons crossing through Rwandan borders. The donation worth over $200,000 was handed over by Patience Mutesi…
National
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Kigali Arena Gets New Management
October,09 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_42886" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Kigali Arena will be under new management[/caption] QA Venue Solutions Rwanda has signed a seven-year agreement with the Government of Rwanda to manage the 10,000-seater multipurpose Kigali Arena, located in the heart of the Rwandan capital Kigali. The company said that the award-winning Kigali Arena is one of the world class…
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Nabbed: Police Arrests 8 over Petrol Station Robberies
October,09 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58981" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] The suspects are said to be behind a racket that robbed gas stations across the country.[/caption] Rwanda National Police (RNP) has arrested eight people said to be behind series of robberies that targeted mainly petrol stations in different parts of the country. At least eleven petrol stations were robbed of over…
National
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UNMISS: Rwandan Police Peacekeepers Train Local Security Personnel on First Aid
October,09 2020 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58977" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Rwandan Police medical doctors during the drills.[/caption] The medical team under Rwanda Formed Police Unit Three (RWAFPU-3) has started training and equipping the local Police with First Aid skills. On Wednesday, October 7, Rwandan Police medical doctors led by RWAFPU-3 contingent commander, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Jackline Urujeni trained 32…
News
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World Investor Week 2020: Rwanda Marks Occasion by Promoting Investor Education
October,09 2020 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58974" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] A typical trading day at Rwanda Stock Exchange. File Photo.[/caption] The Rwanda’s Capital Market Authority (CMA) joins the rest of the world to celebrate the 2020 World Investor Week which involves a week of activities carried out by CMA to guide current and future investors to help them make informed financial…
Markets
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Business Development Fund Warned on Failure to Fund local SMEs
October,08 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58961" align="aligncenter" width="800"] BDF CEO Innocent Bulindi in a virtual appearance.[/caption] The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has warned top officials of Rwanda’s Business Development Fund (BDF) to stop abusing its authority to an extent that the institution has failed to meet its core mission of funding local business enterprises. Yesterday, BDF officials reappeared before a PAC…
National
Tags: Accountability
Rwanda, African Parks Sign New Conservation Agreement
October,07 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

  Rwanda has signed a new environmental conservatio [caption id="attachment_49060" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] African Parks will be taking care of Nyungwe Forest National Park under the new agreement.[/caption] n contract with African Parks to ensure the sustainable management of Nyungwe National Park, the country's largest national park expanse of forest. The 20- year management deal signed Wednesday…
National
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Student Marks From Closed Varsities Were Lost─ Education Minister
October,07 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58837" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] The Minister of Education Dr Uwamariya speaks during a press conference earlier this week.[/caption] The Ministry of Education says universities that were closed in July this year due to administrative challenges that compromised the quality of education lost some student's academic transcripts and marks, in what could complicate more the issues of…
National
Tags: Education
President Kagame Calls for Regional Cooperation to Fight Insecurity, Boost Trade, Investment
October,07 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame on Wednesday joined Presidents João Lourenço of Angola and Yoweri Museveni of Uganda for the Regional Leaders Summit of Heads of State held via video-conference which was hosted by President Félix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The Head of State called for increased cooperation between countries to ensure peace…
News, Regional
Tags: Rwanda-DRC Relations
Rwanda Selected as New Entrepreneurship Home for Allan & Gill Gray Philanthropy
October,07 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58946" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Rwanda Selected as new Entrepreneurship Home for Allan & Gill Gray. In the photo, Minister Biruta and AGGP CEO Farr after the signing. Photo/Courtesy.[/caption] Rwanda has signed a Host Country Agreement with Allan & Gill Gray Philanthropy (AGGP) to promote entrepreneurship skills development and employment for young persons after the country…
National
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CONFIRMED: Regional Leaders Summit on Peace and Security to Go Virtual
October,06 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

  [caption id="attachment_58940" align="aligncenter" width="873"] Heads of State at a previous Quadripartite Summit.[/caption] A lot is expected from a meeting of regional leaders to be convened virtually tomorrow, bringing together the leaders of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi and Angola to discuss peace in the Great Lakes Region. The meeting which will…
National
Tags: Rwanda-Uganda Relations
PAC Orders Kamonyi district To Pay Rwf6.9million
October,06 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

  [caption id="attachment_58932" align="aligncenter" width="2560"] MP Izabiliza during the hearing.[/caption] Parliament has ordered Kamonyi district administration and its council to refund money that was embezzled by one of their former district pharmacy accountants five year ago. The order comes after the Parliament Accounts Committee (PAC) discovered that Rwf17million meant for payment of medicine supplied was…
News
Tags: Accountability
Kabuga’s Attorney battles Transfer, As UN court publishes official criminal counts
October,06 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

The defense attorney in the international criminal case of genocide suspect Félicien Kabuga has filed an appeal to the United Nations Residual Court to reverse its decision to transfer the suspect. In his filed request this October 5, 2020 Kabuga’s lawyer- Emmanuel Altit presented an argument to this effect on grounds of his client facing…
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Public Accounts Committee Gets Tough With Ill Prepared Witnesses
October,06 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

A Parliament Accounts Committee (PAC) hearing this morning resolved to cut short the hearing when the Nyamagabe District Executive Secretary was apparently unable to explain the district’s procurement tenders budget for the fiscal year 2018/19. This is the second time the PAC hearing that started two weeks ago has dismissed officials and organisations which come…
Economy
Tags: Accountability
Bank Of Kigali Marks Annual Customer Service Week With New Digital Booth       
October,06 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58918" align="aligncenter" width="1261"] BK Group CEO Dr. Diane Karusisi launching the one-stop-center digital booth which will improve customer service by providing more innovative and safe mediums for banking[/caption] Bank of Kigali (BK) Group on Monday this weeked joined the rest of the world to mark the ongoing International Customer Service Week by announcing that…
Technology
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World Teachers Day: Teachers Want Gov’t To Avail Rwf11Billion ‘Uwarimu Saccco’ Pledge
October,06 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58913" align="aligncenter" width="725"] The Minister of Education Dr Uwamariya awarding teachers at national level. Umutesi Christine, a teacher in primary at GS Nyarugenge in Ruhango District was recognized with a certificate. She received a motorcycle too.[/caption] Rwanda on Monday joined the world to mark World Teachers Day 2020, with President Paul Kagame leading the…
National
Tags: Education
Rwanda Launches Capital Market Investment Clinic
October,06 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE) has launched a platform to support Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in attracting investment to grow their businesses. The platform to be known as Capital Market Investment Clinic was launched in Kigali today and will focus on SMEs which can demonstrate a commitment to sustainable growth, meet the selection criteria at each…
Markets
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Fake News: Rwanda Has Not Appointed a 19-year Old as ICT Minister
October,05 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58904" align="aligncenter" width="750"] A collage of President Kagame and 'Patrick Nkuriza', the 19-year old Minister of New Technologies and Development which is being used on the fake story. The photo belongs to Ramarni Wilfred, a genius British teenager.[/caption] While it would be newsworthy for any country to appoint a 19-years as an ICT Minister,…
Technology
Prosecution to Bid for Merger of Rusesabagina, FLN Fighters Trials
October,05 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58896" align="aligncenter" width="2560"] The Prosecutor General Aimable Havugiyaremye addressing the the press on Monday October 5, 2020[/caption] The National Public Prosecution Authority is set to apply for the merger of the trial of terror suspect Paul Rusesabagina with those of former commanders and fighters of the National Liberation Front (FLN), including the armed group…
National
Tags: Rusesabagina
Free & Fair Trial in Rwanda? Yes. Experts Weigh In
October,05 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Over the last decade, Rwanda has received at least 17 high profile suspects who were extradited to Rwanda to face the law, majority of which are genocide suspects. From Léon Mugesera to Jean Uwikindi to Munyakazi Leopold, beginning 2010, countries and institutions made various decisions to transfer suspects to Rwanda, dismissing fears that wanted fugitives…
International
Tags: Genocide Perpetrators
Top 15 Fugitives That Were Sent to Rwanda to Face the Law
October,05 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58890" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Leon Mugesera leaving court[/caption] The impending trial of terror suspect Paul Rusesabagina, who is facing 13 terrorism-related charges has elicited a lot of debate, with sections of western media and rights groups claiming that the 66-year old will not get a fair hearing. Records however show that Rusesabagina is not the…
Special Reports
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Rubavu: Man Arrested With Over Rwf13.6m Counterfeit Notes
October,05 2020 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58880" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] The suspect with wads of fake notes.[/caption] Strengthened Police operations against syndicates that print and distribute fake money in different parts of the country, led to the arrest of one Djabil Munguyiko, 23, in Rubavu District, who is suspected to be the mastermind of one of the rackets. Munguyiko, a student…
National
Tags: Police
School Reopening: All Teachers To Undergo English Language Proficiency Test
October,04 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_2765" align="aligncenter" width="660"] All teachers will be required to take the English proficiency test before schools reopen.[/caption] The International English language Proficiency tests for primary teachers, secondary teachers, and instructors of teacher training colleges (TTC) will be conducted online across the country from 6th October to 2nd December 2020. According to the Rwanda Education…
National
Tags: Education
WEEKEND READ: The 1st of October -A Mirror For A Nation Renewed, A People Reunited
October,04 2020 Vincent Gasana Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58875" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Maj. Gen Paul Kagame & Maj. Gen. Fred Gisa Rwigema led the liberation struggle. President Kagame reorganised the fighters & commanded the struggle to the end, following the falling of Rwigema on the 2nd day of the struggle.[/caption] Every 1st October Rwandans all but fall in love once again, with the…
Special Reports
Tags: RPF Battle
The Rwandan Judicial System is No One’s Lapdog, Notwithstanding the Insistences of Rusesabagina’s Friends
October,03 2020 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58612" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Rusesabagina in the dock[/caption] Following the arrest on terrorism charges of Paul Rusesabagina upon arrival in Kigali – on a plane he thought was going to Bujumbura – Rwanda’s judicial system has come under laser-like scrutiny. Detractors of the Rwandan state predictably have jumped on the bandwagon of attempts to discredit…
National
Tags: Rusesabagina
Rwanda Holding Burundian Combatants  
October,03 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Rwanda says it is holding a group of Burundian combatants who crossed over to its territory before they were arrested in the south western part of the country, bordering its neighbour to the south.  Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) on Saturday evening confirmed the development, pointing out that Rwanda has approached regional bodies for further management…
News
Tags: Burundi
Karongi District Borrowing Projects from Neighboring Districts-PAC
October,03 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58817" align="alignnone" width="655"] Karongi market among the projects that caused concerns in parliament[/caption] Mukase Valentine, vice mayor  Karongi district has for another consecutive year failed to convince the parliament Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on efforts to change its management of public tenders especially the controversial cross border that has remained defunct for years. To…
National
Featured: Telenor Connexion and Ericsson enable sustainable micro-factories with IoT Accelerator
October,03 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

Powered by Ericsson IoT Accelerator, Telenor Connexion provides global connectivity to Wayout's sustainable micro-factories Telenor Connexion to delivers cellular IoT connectivity management services, SIM cards and agreements with local operators Ericsson IoT Accelerator enables cost-efficient IoT connectivity management and operations using the secure, scalable and standardized worldwide mobile network infrastructure Powered by Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC)…
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COVID-19: Ministers Call For Maintained Vigilance, As Education Institutions Set To Reopen
October,03 2020 Vincent Gasana Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58840" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Ministers and the Rwanda National Police Spokesperson addressed the press conference.[/caption] Just over six months since the fate of the world began to be largely determined by the New Coronavirus pandemic, Rwanda feels confident enough to begin to loosen some preventive measures, thanks to timely decision making at the start of…
News
Tags: Coronavirus
‘Gerayo Amahoro’ Returns to Curb Increasing Road Accident Fatalities
October,03 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58848" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Police Spokesperson CP JB Kabera during the press conference. Photos/Ministry of Health.[/caption] Rwanda National Police(RNP) says road accidents killed 283, Injured 395 out of 678 accidents that occurred since the last six months, from March to 2nd October 2020. According to the figures reported by RNP, road accidents claimed 90 and injured…
News
Tags: Police
Moriah Records Signs Australia-based Gospel Prodigy Kagame
October,02 2020 Andrew Shyaka Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58843" align="aligncenter" width="768"] Charles Kagame is a budding gospel musician.[/caption] Local gospel music powerhouse Moriah Entertainment has signed upcoming gospel upcoming star Charles Kagame based in Australia. Moriah will be in charge of Kagame’s music projects and promotions both in Rwanda and Australia. Moriah is famous for discovering and shaping gospel music giants in…
ShowBiz
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School Reopening: Only 6 Universities Fully Cleared To Reopen, Others to Follow Gradually
October,02 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58837" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] The Minister of Education Dr Uwamariya speaks during the press conference earlier today.[/caption] The Ministry of Education says only six universities have been cleared to reopen fully with all students attending either online or physical teaching in classes while other universities will be allowed to reopen with only finalist students resuming…
National, Uncategorized
Tags: Education
Covid-19: Living Conditions Among Persons with Disabilities Deteriorating
October,02 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58824" align="alignnone" width="700"] Florentine Nyiranzabahimana, one of persons with disabilities in Nyagatare[/caption] The Covid-19 pandemic affected all categories of people globally, but, a greater number of persons with disabilities who would earn their bread after hard work, and those who alreay depended on good Samaritans and relatives to put food on the table were…
Society
Rusesabagina Loses Bail Appeal
October,02 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58614" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Rusesabagina and his laywers David Rugaza and Emeline Nyembo.[/caption] Hotel Rwanda protagonist and 'hero' Paul Rusesabagina this Thursday lost his bail appeal, with the Nyarugenge Intermediate Court upholding the earlier decision of the Kicukiro Primary Court to keep the 66-year old in detention, confirming that there are strong reasons to suspect…
News
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UN Court Selects Judges for Félicien Kabuga Case
October,02 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

In preparing for the transfer of Félicien Kabuga to the United Nations International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT) President Judge Carmel Agius has assigned three judges to the Trial Chamber to take on the case. The Judges are: Iain Bonomy (Presiding judge), Graciela Susana Gatti Santana, and Judge Elizabeth Ibanda-Nahamya.  The trio was selected…
International
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Musanze District Wants National Broadcaster RBA To Pay Rent or Leave
October,02 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Officials of Musanze district have threatened to throw out the national broadcaster, Rwanda Broadcast Agency (RBA) from their structures over unpaid rent worth Rwf15million. This comes after a Public Accounts Committee (PAC) yesterday inquired into reasons why the district has failed to maintain its assets and some of them including of RBA offices in Musanze…
National
Tags: Accountability
“Happy Patriotism Day”- President Kagame to Rwandans
October,01 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58798" align="alignnone" width="2048"] President Kagame wished Rwandans a happy Patriotism Day. File Photo/Village Urugwiro[/caption] In his special message October 1, President Paul Kagame expressed his appreciation for Rwandan men and women who played a big role in the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF-Inkotanyi) liberation struggle, which was launched on the same day 30 years ago..…
News
Tags: President Paul Kagame
Court Merges FLN’s Nsabimana, Nsengimana Trials
October,01 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58791" align="alignnone" width="704"] L-R: Callixte Nsabimana and Herman Nsengimana[/caption] A High Court Chamber for International and Cross-Border Crimes in Nyanza district has upheld a prosecution request to combine the trial of two former National Liberation Front (FLN) spokesmen Callixte Nsabimana and Herman Nsengimana. The court decision was taken this Thursday after the presiding judge…
International
Tags: Rusesabagina
EALA Approves $104m EAC Budget of For Financial Year 2020/21
October,01 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58781" align="alignnone" width="964"] Minister of State in charge of EAC, Prof. Nshuti Manasseh is presented the EAC budget for the financial year 2020/2021 to EALA on September 25[/caption] The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) yesterday approved the East African Community (EAC) budget estimates for the financial year 2020/21, amounting to $ 104,063,020. The 2020/2021 financial…
Regional
Tags: EAC
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