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EDTech Monday: Technology Leading the Way In Socio-Economic Development
September,29 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70711" align="alignnone" width="1080"] EDTech Monday Sept 2021 guests[/caption] Local tech experts have urged the youth to pursue digital skill training for them to be problem solvers, but also earn a living from new technologies. “Everybody, whether young or old now, knows how important technology is becoming. Covid-19 became an eye opener. For the Mastercard…
National
Tags: Education
BPR’s Invitation to Tender  
September,29 2021 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70707" align="alignnone" width="1280"] BPR Headquarters[/caption] Banque Populaire du Rwanda Plc (BPR Plc) is a public company limited by Shares, registered under Rwandan Laws in the Registrar General's office on Company code no100162830, having business address in Rwanda with Head Office at KN 67, ST 2, P. O. Box 1348, Kigali, Nyarugenge District.  Founded in…
Companies
Tags: Local Banks
Lubumbashi Added to Rwandair’s Destinations
September,29 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70694" align="alignnone" width="2048"] Rwandair at Lubumbashi International Airport[/caption] Today marks a new milestone in the business of Rwanda's national carrier - Rwandair as the airline extends its wings to the mineral-rich city of Lubumbashi in Katanga province, Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC). "Our inaugural flight was welcomed by a water salute upon arrival at Lubumbashi,"…
Regional
Tags: Rwandair
Kana Yves Names One Thing He Learnt from Honeymoon As An Artist 
September,29 2021 Andrew Shyaka Comments(0)

Fresh from honeymoon, Trezzor band founder and lead singer Yves Kana revealed that while enjoying honeymoon with wife, Inspiration of new music was falling like rain because his heart and mind was only full of nothing else but love.  Honeymoon gave him apple time to think and be creative while writing songs especially love songs…
ShowBiz
Tags: Local Music
Karongi District Back In Parliament with Same Procurement Mistakes
September,29 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

Karongi district has returned to the Parliament Accounts Committee with almost the same issues concerning poor tender and project management and compliance. On top of the agenda during the PAC hearing on September 27, Karongi district was accused of failing to comply with the Auditor General's recommendations at 42% (adverse) from the required 60% benchmark…
National
Tags: Rwanda Parliament
Rwanda-Arsenal Partnership Working Well for Us: President Kagame Answers Critics
September,29 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70678" align="aligncenter" width="2047"] President Kagame talks to the moderator, Benson Mbewe, during the interactive session at the Rwanda - Zimbabwe Trade and Investment Conference.[/caption] President Paul Kagame says people who criticize Rwanda’s partnership with Arsenal do so out of confusion or they don’t know what they are talking about but the country is happy…
National
Tags: Visit Rwanda
Rwandan Police Peacekeepers in South Sudan Awarded ‘UN Service Medal’
September,29 2021 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

The United Nations, on Tuesday, September 28, awarded the 'Peacekeeping Service Medal' to Rwandan Police peacekeepers serving under its mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). The decorated include 158 officers of Rwanda Formed Police Three (RWAFPU-3), which was deployed in Juba in November last year, and 23 Individual Police Officers (IPOs). The colourful medal parade held…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda Police
E-Procurement Data Susceptible to Loss- PAC 
September,28 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70660" align="alignnone" width="1069"] PAC chairpeson Valens Muhakwa[/caption] Rwanda Public Procurement Authority (RPPA) has been partly blamed for a role in e-procurement irregularities that were largely noticed at the Parliament accounts committee (PAC) hearing. PAC faulted some ministries, government business entities and most of the 30 districts for failure to follow legal tendering procedures, failure…
National
Tags: Latestnews
A Ugandan Journalist Slings Mud at Rwanda Even as He Chooses to Ignore Museveni Regime Crimes
September,28 2021 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70659" align="aligncenter" width="435"] Musaazi Namiti is misguided and misses the point in his argument.[/caption] By Moses Ntare One Musaazi Namiti this past Sunday wrote an article in Uganda’s Daily Monitor that purports to question whether Rwanda “will remain stable if and when Kagame bows out.” Among other things one is struck by the headline…
Voices
Tags: Rwanda-Uganda
Rwanda, Zimbabwe Explore Trade Opportunities
September,28 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70652" align="alignnone" width="699"] Participants at the ongoing Rwanda and Zimbabwe Trade and Investment Conference in Kigali[/caption] Rwanda and Zimbabwe have strengthened their bilateral ties with the signature of five Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) for cooperation in various fields that are expected to economically develop the two countries. The signed agreements include tourism, Investment and…
International
Tags: Rwanda Trade
Nyagatare: 14 Rwandans Illegally Detained in Uganda Dumped by the Border
September,28 2021 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70646" align="aligncenter" width="1120"] Some of the deported individuals at Kagitumba[/caption] At around 6pm on Monday, September 27, 2021, 14 Rwandans, including four men, four women and six children, were dumped by Ugandan authorities at Kagitumba One Stop-Border Post, after they were transferred from Nyabuhikye Prison in Ibanda District, Western Uganda. Some of the deported…
National
Tags: Rwanda-Uganda
Red Cross Rwanda Allocates Rwf 160 M to Refugees’ Vocational, Technical Education
September,28 2021 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70642" align="alignnone" width="988"] The youth from Mahama arrive at IPRC Ngoma to start a new education journey courtesy of Red Cross Rwanda in collaboration with Red Cross Belgium[/caption] Three hundred youth from Giheke and Mahama refugee camps which host Congolese and Burundian refugees respectively and their neighboring Rwandan counterparts from poor families have started…
National
Tags: Latestnews
Rwanda Accuses HRW of Sabotage, Rubbishes Findings in New Report
September,28 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70635" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Government Spokesperson Yolande Makolo and NRS Director General Mufulukye. The officials say the HRW allegations are fabricated by HRW.[/caption] The Government of Rwanda has dismissed the latest report by Human Rights Watch (HRW), which was released on Monday, accusing Rwanda of arbitrarily detaining over a dozen gay and transgender people, sex…
National
Tags: HRW
U.S: Singer R Kelly Guilty In Sex Trafficking Trial
September,27 2021 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70631" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] R Kelly in court.[/caption] US singer R Kelly has been found guilty of multiple racketeering and sex trafficking charges following a searing six-week trial in a New York courtroom. The singer had faced allegations for two decades, but charges were not filed until victims gave TV interviews about the abuse they…
ShowBiz
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Minecofin Blamed Over Poor Projects Management
September,27 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70622" align="alignnone" width="640"] Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning[/caption] Every year Rwanda Parliament approves loans and grants to finance the national development programs. A loan agreement proposal is normally submitted by the Ministry of Finance (Minecofin), for approval in parliament and in most cases asks lawmakers to urgently approve the agreements. The argument in…
National
Tags: Rwanda Parliament
STEM Teachers Conclude Training in Academic Softwares
September,27 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)
The Rwanda Basic Education Board (REB) has concluded trainings in use of academic software destined to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) teachers. The software include Geogebra and Chemdraw. Geogebra is a software package used in teaching. It creates and operates geometric objects whereby a teacher can show a student how to add lines, circles,…
National
Tags: Education
Lycée de Kigali’s Martin Masabo Dies
September,27 2021 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)
The Director of Lycée de Kigali, Martin Masabo has died after a few days of sickness which is believed to be COVID-19, a family member has said. Masabo, an educationist who served as Director of Lycée de Kigali, a famous public school in Nyarugenge district-Kigali from 1995 to the time of his death will be…
National
Tags: Education
Miss Bagwire Keza Engaged 
September,27 2021 Andrew Shyaka Comments(0)

Former beauty queen and Miss Heritage 2015, Joannah Keza Bagwire was engaged over the weekend with her longtime boyfriend Micheal Murinzi  The Kiss Fm radio host disclosed the information via her instagram page and revealed that she and fiancée decided to upgrade their relationship. “We have decided on e foreveree, My love thank you for…
ShowBiz
Tags: Latesnews, Latestnews
No Jab, No Class: Varsities in Rwanda Tell Students, Staff They Will Only Have Access With Proof of Vaccination
September,27 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_63635" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Rwanda has ramped up vaccination efforts in recent months.[/caption] Several universities in Rwanda have directed students to make sure they have proof of at least one Covid-19 vaccination dose or risk missing out on their studies. The University of Rwanda (UR) and Mount Kenya University Kigali Campus (MKUR) are among the…
National
Tags: COVID-19 Vaccine
Back To Winning Ways: President Kagame Happy After Brilliant Arsenal Performance
September,27 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70590" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Arsenal's brilliant first half performance at the Emirates compounded Tottenham Hotspurs' misery.[/caption] President Paul Kagame is among the millions of Arsenal FC fans around the world who are happy following the superb performance the North London club exhibited against rivals, Tottenham Hotspurs, on Sunday, in a 3-1 win. President Kagame took…
National
Tags: Sports
The Museum For Campaign Against Genocide, Expands To Outdoor Exhibit
September,26 2021 Vincent Gasana Comments(0)

Visitors to the Museum for the campaign against genocide, will now have an additional, outdoor element to the history of Rwanda’s war of liberation.  Until now, the Museum, housed within the parliamentary complex, consisted of internal exhibits, or more precisely educational material. One might as accurately describe it as an interactive education centre, as a…
National
Tags: Liberation
Districts Fail to Explain Loopholes In Social Housing Program  
September,26 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70559" align="alignnone" width="800"] Bugesera among the districts that failed to explain some loopholes in housing[/caption] The Parliament has requested for tough measures to be taken against district officials who focus on their personal interests and fail to implement citizen oriented support programs. Some of the districts in this challenge include Muhanga, Bugesera and Gicumbi.…
National
Tags: Rwanda Parliament
Hope as Vanished Rusizi Hot Springs Begin to Be Restored
September,25 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70552" align="aligncenter" width="1156"] The restoration of the hot springs involved earthworks to seal the sinkholes.[/caption] Excitement is returning in Nyakabuye Sector, Rusizi district as popular hot springs, commonly known as Amashyuza, which drained out last year, show signs of returning, thanks to efforts by cement producer CIMERWA Plc and Rusizi district. The cement manufacturer…
National
Tags: Environment
Genocide Convict Theoneste Bagosora Dead
September,25 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

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

Plastic pollution is increasing rapidly worldwide and its consequences on the environment becoming profound. To say the least, our planet is shocked. No wonder, the material(plastic) has changed the way we live and has many practical uses, yet the world is starting to drown in plastics, an issue which calls for action. Numbers may give…
Voices
Tags: Environment
Government Moves to Solve Gaps in District Tender, Staffing Gaps
September,25 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70494" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Gicumbi district, one of institutions with tender issues[/caption] The Government has announced plans of recruiting more district and hospital staff in the wake of the Parliament faulting district officials with lack of due diligence in duty which has led to poor service delivery. These gaps were cited in the ongoing Public…
National
Tags: Rwanda Parliament
Kwita Izina 2021: Rwanda Will Remain a Safe & Inviting destination- President Kagame
September,25 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70487" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] President Kagame said more efforts will be directed towards reviving the tourism sector.[/caption] President Paul Kagame says the government will do all it can to ensure that Rwanda remains a choice of destination for visitors, as the country looks to resuscitate the tourism and hospitality sector, which was adversely affected by…
National
Tags: Kwita Izina
Meddy, Platini Battling Wizkid, Focalistic and Eddy Kenzo in AFRIMMA2021
September,24 2021 Andrew Shyaka Comments(0)

R&B artists Meddy and Platin lands nominations for 2021 AFRIMMA (Africa Magazine Music Awards) and are battling with Africa's music giants like Eddy Kenzo and Wizkid. AFRIMMA nominations was unveiled on Tuesday 22nd September on its official social media platforms. Meddy is nominated in the category of Best Male Artist In East Africa and he…
ShowBiz
Tags: Local Music
Work Must Go On- President Kagame to Joint Troops in Mozambique
September,24 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70469" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] President Kagame addressing the troops on Friday, as President Nyusi looks on. Photos/Urugwiro Village[/caption] President Paul Kagame has told joint Rwandan troops in Mozambique that the work done so far to restore peace in the Cabo Delgado Province will continue with efforts now going towards rebuilding the country. President Kagame, who…
National
Tags: Rwanda-Mozambique Relations
President Kagame In Mozambique for A Working Visit
September,24 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70459" align="alignnone" width="872"] Upon arrival, President Kagame was received by his Mozambican counterpart President Filipe Nyusi[/caption] President Paul Kagame has arrived in Mozambique for a 2-day working visit where he is expected to meet his counterpart Filipe Nyusi among other meetings. On Saturday, President Kagame and his host will attend the National Army day.…
National
Tags: RDF Fight
Bar Owners Get New Guidelines to Reopen
September,24 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

Rwanda government has released specific guidelines which will have to be followed as bars and drinking joints start to reopen after one year and half closure due to Covid-19. The new guidelines released by Ministry of Trade and Industry (Minicom) in collaboration with Rwanda Development Board(RDB) follow cabinet meeting decision to reopen bars gradually effective…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Michela Wrong, Journalist’s Relentless Targeting of Rwanda Continues
September,23 2021 Vincent Gasana Comments(0)

A head of state grants the national broadcaster an interview, during which a question about a subject doing the rounds in the media is asked, and suddenly, thousands of miles away, across the seas, the history of the nation he leads is rewritten. How do we get here? Until recently, Michela Wrong’s base, from which…
Special Reports
Tags: Latestnews
PAC Discovers Strange Forgery In Districts’ Tenders
September,23 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70443" align="alignnone" width="2048"] Nyamagabe District offices[/caption] The Parliament Accounts Committee (PAC) has tasked Rwanda Public Procurement Authority (RPPA) to follow up on a new illegal culture where government officials borrow tender contracts for use in implementing other tenders. This recommendation was sent out at a PAC hearing this September 23, 2021 in which Nyamagabe…
National
Tags: Rwanda Parliament
Bank of Kigali, Umuhuza Launch Community Libraries
September,23 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

The Bank of Kigali in collaboration with a local non-governmental organization ‘Umuhuza’ has unveiled three community based libraries that will improve the reading culture in Rwanda. The facilities were inaugurated in Rutunga sector, Gasabo District on September 21 a day which coincides with the annual celebration of the National Literacy month 2021. The libraries were…
Companies
Tags: BK
WHO Pledges More Support to Rwanda’s Vaccination Plan
September,22 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

The World Health Organization (WHO) has pledged continuous support for Rwanda to reach the country's target of vaccinating 60% of its population by 2022. The International health regulator (WHO) vowed support, after 1,416,794 people received a second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine on September 21. “WHO will continue to support the Government of Rwanda to…
International
Tags: Coronavirus
Relocation of Refugees In Rwanda: A Journey Worth the Cost
September,22 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70409" align="alignnone" width="2048"] Refugees embarking from Gihembe to Mahama[/caption] It's 4am, on a  good Monday that is September 20 at Gicumbi Catholic Church guest house. The full moonlight is hanging over the hills. While back home the talk of the city  was a terrorism case hearing, my teammates were getting prepared to witness the…
National
Tags: Rwanda Refugees
Reopening Of Bars: Government To Establish ‘Safety Bar Structure’ 
September,22 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

The Ministry of Local Government (MINALOC) says the 'safety bar structure' that contains Covid-19 prevention rules and guidelines will be established, forwarded to owners, before they are officially allowed to reopen across the country. The “new safety bar structure” aims to direct owners and bar visitors to adhere with the Coronavirus prevention measures, once they are…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Rwandans Have High Expectations in Us- President Kagame to Gov’t Officials
September,22 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70423" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] President Kagame with the Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Dr. Emmanuel Ugirashebuja.[/caption] President Paul Kagame says Rwandans have high expectations in government and its institutions, particularly those from which they expect to access justice, and leaders should not disappoint them. The Head of State made the observation on Wednesday, while…
National
Tags: President Paul Kagame
Singer Patient Bizimana Unveils Wedding Dates
September,22 2021 Andrew Shyaka Comments(0)

Celebrated gospel music star Patient Bizimana is in final preparations of leaving a bachelor's life for ever as he reveals dates of his upcoming wedding with fiancée Gentille Uwera Karamira. Patient shared the long waited good news to friends, family and fans through his instagram page, where he posted the wedding card. According to the…
ShowBiz
Tags: Local Music
UNGA: Kagame Commends Global Solidarity Against COVID-19
September,22 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_69805" align="alignnone" width="2560"] President Paul Kagame[/caption] President Paul Kagame, in his address to the 76th UN General Assembly(UNGA) has commended global solidarity in fighting against COVID-19 pandemic, despite some shortfalls. In his speech at the United Nations General assembly that is semi virtually going on in New York, the President said that COVID-19 pandemic…
International
Tags: President Paul Kagame
King James In Search of Social Media Experts As Cybercrimes Increase
September,22 2021 Andrew Shyaka Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70380" align="alignnone" width="767"] King James[/caption] After months of battling with con-men robbing money from his fans through fake social media accounts, singer King James resorts to hiring professional social media team to create and manage his platforms . This comes following several complaints from fans claiming that some people created fake accounts in his…
ShowBiz
Tags: Local Music
CNLG, NURC, FARG, National Itorero Commission Phased Out, In Comes MINUBUMWE
September,22 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70367" align="aligncenter" width="2047"] Dr. Bizimana is at the helm of the new ministry MINUBUMWE[/caption] Several renowned key government institutions,  which have been in operation since the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, have been phased out to pave way for the formation and operationalization of the new ministry that has been assigned the activities of…
National
Tags: Cabinet
Rwanda: Bars Resume Business After 1.5-Year Closure
September,21 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

"Bars shall resume gradually. The Ministry of Trade Industry/RDB will provide detailed guidelines", is the sentence that was put in bold, on the bottom of the first page from cabinet communique this evening. The cabinet meeting chaired by President Paul Kagame this Tuesday at Village Urugwiro decided that bars should resume among other relaxation in…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Rwanda Fires Back at Belgium Over Comments on Rusesabagina Verdict, Calls Off Scheduled Meeting
September,21 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70331" align="aligncenter" width="960"] The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Vincent Biruta, seen here with his Belgian counterpart, Sophie Wilmès, in April this year. Rwanda has called off a similar meeting that was scheduled to take place in New York following her comments on the verdict of Paul Rusesabagina[/caption] Rwanda has called off a scheduled…
National
Tags: Rusesabagina
RIB Arrests Volleyball Federation Official As Investigations Into Continental Tourney Commence
September,20 2021 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70326" align="aligncenter" width="702"] Bagirishya is in custody pending investigations.[/caption] Rwanda Investigation  Bureau (RIB) has arrested Jean de Dieu Bagirishya , the Second Vice President of Rwanda Volley Federation in charge of Operations as part on an ongoing investigations in relation to the suspension of the National Women's Volleyball Team from the just concluded 2021…
Sports
Tags: Sports
Very Many People Have Earned Millions From My Songs-Masamba 
September,20 2021 Andrew Shyaka Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70322" align="alignnone" width="2560"] Very many people have gained millions from my songs-Masamba[/caption] Legendary cultural music star Masamba Intore has claimed that "very many people generated millions from his songs on YouTube without his consent" and he is okay with it because he didn’t know about it. The Kanjogera hitmaker disclosed the information live at…
ShowBiz
Tags: Local Music
Challenge Yourselves Enough, Before Seeking Help−Kagame to University Students
September,20 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70315" align="alignnone" width="1080"] President Paul Kagame(R) and Fred Swaniker during the Meet the President today[/caption] President Paul Kagame has urged young people to always challenge themselves enough, before ‘rushing’ to seek help from other people or friends, to learn more and be self-reliant in their daily endeavor. “To the young people here, before you…
National
Tags: President Paul Kagame
FLN Verdict: Prosecution Welcomes Ruling But Not Satisfied
September,20 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

The National Public Prosecution Authority has welcomed the ruling in the trial of Paul Rusesabagina and 20 others who were facing terror-related charges, hailing the sentences handed out but added that a lot of evidence provided by Prosecutors during the lengthy trial was not considered, which resulted into lesser sentences for some of the suspects.…
National
Tags: Rusesabagina
Trial Exposed Rusesabagina & His FLN Terror Activities – Government Spokesperson
September,20 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68515" align="aligncenter" width="518"] Government Spokesperson Yolande Makolo.[/caption] The Government of Rwanda has welcomed the sentences rendered by the High Court Chamber for International Crimes in the trial of Paul Rusesabagina and 20 others, all linked to the National Liberation Front (FLN), the armed wing of the Rwanda Movement for Democratic Change (MRCD) coalition, of…
National
Tags: Rusesabagina
East African Intelligence Chiefs Convene In Kigali To Discuss Security Matters  
September,20 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

Rwanda is hosting Heads of Intelligence Departments and Security Services from East African Community (EAC) to discuss security matters in the region and proposing appropriate solutions. While opening the conference on Monday 20, Gen. Jean Bosco Kazura, Chief of Defence Staff of the RDF said that whenever there are security problems in the region, such…
National
Tags: RDF
Rusesabagina Sentenced to 25-years in Jail on Terrorism Charges, Nsabimana Gets 20
September,20 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70273" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Rusesabagina was not present in court during the sentencing. He was sentence to 25 years in jail after he was found guilty of find[/caption] The High Court Chamber for International and Cross-border Crimes on Monday found Paul Rusesabagina guilty of forming terror group or being a member a terrorist organisation and…
National
Tags: Rusesabagina
Rwanda Relocates Congolese Refugees to Safe Areas
September,20 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70266" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Congolese refugees board to Mahama[/caption] The Ministry in charge of Emergency Management (Minema) has officially kicked off a process of relocating refugees living in high risk zones to low risk camp areas. The relocation, in collaboration with the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) started this Monday morning, September 20, 2021 with…
National
Tags: Rwanda Refugees
Continental Volleyball: Cameroon Defends Women’s Title After Thrilling Win Against Kenya
September,20 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70256" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Three times in a row: Cameroon beat Kenya 3-1 to claim the women's title again.[/caption] Defending champions Cameroon overcame resilient Kenya in the 2021 African Nations Volleyball Championship women's final held at Kigali Arena on Sunday. The Cameroonians have won it 3 times in a row, having won it in 2017…
Sports
Tags: Rayon Sports
African Nations Volleyball Championship to Continue Without Rwanda
September,19 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70244" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] The Rwanda national team will no longer compete in the continental tourney.[/caption] The Ministry of Sports says it will take over the administration and organisation of the African Nations Volleyball Championship following the suspension of the Rwandan national team and the federation from the ongoing tournament. Rwanda was slated to play…
Sports
Tags: Sports
Districts Rebuked Over Lack of Due Diligence in Services
September,18 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

The Parliamentary Building. Parliament Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has commended districts for improving compliance of the Auditor General's organic but cited major loopholes in community development programs and financial (budget) management. These areas of weakness such as; negligence of duty especially delivery of citizens based services, poor project planning and execution among major ones have…
National
Tags: Parliament
Top of the Table clash in La Liga with StarTimes
September,18 2021 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

Football fans worldwide will be turning their attention towards La Liga this weekend when Real Madrid travel to Valencia for Sunday’s top-of-the-table clash.  After four rounds of matches, there is no team that has not yet dropped a point, but there are quite a few that have managed to win all but one, Valencia and…
Sports
Rwanda Pledges Support to Unmanned Aircraft Industry
September,18 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_25877" align="alignnone" width="2048"] President Paul Kagame during the launch of drones in Muhanga district 2016[/caption] The Ministry of Infrastructure has committed  to support three areas that will further develop the usage of unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) commonly known as drones in public service. Officials said that Rwanda will work on legal and regulatory framework…
International
Tags: Technology
Rusesabagina Verdict: Will Western Media Bear To Be Guided By The Evidence?
September,18 2021 Vincent Gasana Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67112" align="alignnone" width="771"] Paul Rusesabagina while in court[/caption] Since the Rwanda National Police welcomed him to Kanombe International airport, with a pair of hand cuffs, there have been hours of radio and television broadcasts, hundreds of thousands of words, printed about Paul Rusesabagina. Yet, one would be forgiven for being none the wiser about…
Special Reports
Tags: Rusesabagina
Sonia Mugabo Looking Forward to First Christmas ‘as a Wife’
September,17 2021 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70223" align="aligncenter" width="850"] Diego Twahirwa and Sonia Mugabo, who got engaged on 9/9, will tie the knot before the end of the year. Courtesy Photo.[/caption] The year 2021 will end with fashion designer Sonia Mugabo changing her marital status from 'single' to 'married'. Mugabo, the founder and proprietor of Sonia Mugabo, one of the…
Society
Tags: Latestnews
COVID-19: Global Nurses Council Commends Rwanda’s Progress
September,17 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70220" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Howard Catton, ICN CEO[/caption] The International Council of Nurses (ICN) has commended the government of Rwanda for supporting and improving conditions of nurses and midwives amidst Covid-19 challenges. ICN CEO, Howard Catton said that Rwanda has stood out among best performing countries through investing in public health, in the face of…
National
Tags: Rwanda Health
Who Is Dr. Emmanuel Ugirashebuja, the New Justice Minister?
September,17 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70215" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Dr. Ugirashebuja is the new Justice Minister and Attorney General[/caption] President Paul Kagame on Friday appointed Dr. Emmanuel Ugirashebuja, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General, replacing Johnston Busingye, who was appointed Rwanda's High Commissioner to the UK on August 31. Dr. Ugirashebuja is the immediate former president of the East…
National
Tags: Cabinet
15-Year Love Affair of Gicumbi District and World Vision Rwanda
September,17 2021 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

He evokes his successful journey with World Vision, an international organisation which walks in the footsteps of Christ to cater for the poor and oppressed to promote human transformation, seek justice, and bear witness to the good news of the Kingdom of God.  “I recall well. It was in 2007 when World Vision convened us[beneficiaries]…
National
Tags: NGOs
World Bank Group Stops Producing Doing Business Report Amid Concerns of Data Irregularities
September,16 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70195" align="aligncenter" width="768"] The World Bank has discontinued producing the annual Doing Business Report until further notice.[/caption] The World Bank Group says it will stop producing the Doing Business report after an investigation unearthed data irregularities in Doing Business reports of 2018 and 2020. The announcement by the World Bank Group on Thursday followed…
Economy
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Kwita Izina: Global Media, Tour Agents Introduced to Rwanda’s Tourism Package
September,16 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70189" align="alignnone" width="822"] Tourists embark to a tour of Rwanda starting with City of Kigali, September 16[/caption] Rwanda Development Board has kicked off the annual Visit Rwanda 'Familiarization Trip' (Fam Trip) to encourage visitors to join the county's conservation journey. The Fam Trip is held annually ahead of the Gorilla naming ceremony-Kwita Izina, which…
National
Tags: Tourism
House of Tayo Boss Rugamba Proposes to Long-Time Girlfriend
September,16 2021 Andrew Shyaka Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70181" align="alignnone" width="684"] Matthew Rugamba aka Tayo and his fiancee Sharon Mutaboba[/caption] Fashion guru Matthew Rugamba aka Tayo is set to legalize his relationship with Sharon Mutaboba after engaging her on Tuesday night, 14th September. It was a lit evening for both lovers and Rugamba took advantage to pop the question with few close…
ShowBiz
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Was International Media Complicit in Spreading FLN Propaganda?
September,16 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70159" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Rusesabagina and Mukashema worked closely with journalists from international media outlets.[/caption] Available evidence suggests that several journalists working for international media organisations were complicit in the planning and dissemination of FLN propaganda in collaboration with Paul Rusesabagina’s political coalition MRCD (Rwanda Movement for Democratic Change). Evidence acquired by the National Public…
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Calvin Mbanda Quits The Mane 
September,16 2021 Andrew Shyaka Comments(0)

 Raising star Calvin Mbanda also waves good bye to sinking Mc house The Mane after almost one year. Calvin was the only artist who remained with The Mane when fellow label singers Safi, Queen Cha and Marina worked out from it. While premiering his new tune dubbed ‘Fina', Calvin made it clear he is focusing…
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COVID-19: Vaccination Goes to Iwawa Island
September,16 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70152" align="alignnone" width="704"] First jab done. 20% of Iwawa rehab centre vaccinated[/caption] Rwanda has started vaccinating against COVID-19 the people that are being educated at Iwawa rehabilitation Centre, the island in Rutsiro district in the middle of Lake Kivu-Western Province of Rwanda. Two major islands of the lake namely Nkombo and Iwawa have several…
National
Tags: Rehabilitation
RDB Commended for Heeding Auditor General’s Recommendations
September,16 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70145" align="alignnone" width="800"] Bringing and registering businesses is one of core mandates of Rwanda Development Board(RDB)-Pictured here, Afriprecast official(R) explains to President Paul Kagame how they make their construction materials -Afriprecast launch, December 19, 2017. Photo Credit: Urugwiro[/caption] Rwanda Development Board has been commended for improving its collaboration and communication with other institutions which…
National
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Rwanda Education Board Derailing Quality of Education – PAC
September,15 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

Quality of education was sabotaged due to changes in books and language of instructionPoor planning and tender management has been blamed on former Rwanda Education Board (REB) which today include Rwanda Basic Education Board and more. The Parliament Public Accounts Committee (PAC) this Wednesday analyzed the auditor’s reports and found that REBs poor planning cost…
National
Tags: Education
Drone Academy: Rwanda to Make Unmanned Aircraft A Common Vehicle
September,15 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

A drone made in Rwanda by CHARIS Unmanned Aerial Solutions Company but this is purposely meant for filming and aerial photography The Ministry of Information Communication, Technology and Innovation MINICT) says the establishment of a drone academy worth about Rwf 6 Billion ‘soon’ will answer a challenge of having few drone experts in the country…
Technology
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Swedish PhD Scholarship Program for Rwanda Could Be Extended to 2026
September,15 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70128" align="alignnone" width="681"] File foto-credit: University of Rwanda. Amb. Jenny Ohlsson and Dr Uzziel Ndagijimana during the signing of agreement that granted PhD scholarships to Rwanda in 2019[/caption] The University of Rwanda (UR) has revealed that the Swedish PhD research program for Rwanda will be extended to 2026, following its setback and interruptions caused…
National
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Tunisia Are African Volleyball Champions for a Record 11th Time
September,15 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70115" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Champions Tunisia celebrate their record 11th title. /Photos by Plaisir Muzogeye[/caption] Tunisia is the African volleyball champion for the 11th time in history. The North African giants won the African Men’s Volleyball Cup of Nations after defeating Cameroon by 3 sets to 1 in the final game at Kigali Arena on…
Sports
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RIB Arrests Suspected Serial Rapist 
September,14 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) has arrested and detained a suspected serial rapist whose allegedly conned women and girls into offering them jobs with intent to rape them. The suspect identified by RIB as Theogene Bagaragaza, 35yrs, a resident of Gasabo district in Kigali city was arrested this Tuesday and is currently held at Nyarugenge RIB…
National
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Africa Has Resources To Fund Its Economic Growth−President Kagame  
September,14 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68484" align="alignnone" width="1600"] President Paul Kagame [/caption] President Paul Kagame says Africa has the resources to fund its own economic growth and reduce dependence on external resources. "Indeed, Africa has the resources to fund its own economic growth and reduce dependence on external resources," Kagame said. “To stay competitive, there is a need to keep…
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University of Rwanda Put on Spot over Health Insurance, Performance  
September,14 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68455" align="alignnone" width="613"] University of Rwanda headquarters in Kigali[/caption] Rwanda Parliament has asked the University of Rwanda to clean up its house in administration, finance and project management if the institution is to live up to its core values of educating the cream of the country. Parliament Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Tuesday probed…
National
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Rwandan Businessman Shot Dead In Mozambique
September,14 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

A Rwandan refugee and businessman in Mozambique Révocat Karemangingo was reportedly shot dead yesterday. The incident happened on September 13 and the authors are unknown. Karemangingo was heading to his Liberdate - Maputo home when two vehicles barred him the way. Cleophas Habiyaremye, the chairman of refugees in Mozambique  told BBC, that the assailants had…
International
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University of Rwanda, Mastercard Foundation Sign A Ten Year Partnership Worth $55M
September,13 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70068" align="alignnone" width="1080"] UR students at Gikondo campus-Kigali[/caption] The University of Rwanda and Mastercard Foundation have signed a ten-year partnership agreement worth $55 million to enable higher education access for 1,200 young Africans. The focus is on women pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), young people with disabilities, refugees, and displaced youth. The…
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Rwandair Adds Lubumbashi, Goma to Its Routes
September,13 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

Rwanda's national carrier - Rwandair has announced plans to add Lubumbashi and Goma, two towns of Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC) to its routes soon. The airline said it will respectively inaugurate on September 29 and October 15 bi-weekly flights to Lubumbashi, the mining capital of the DRC, and Goma, capital of the province of North…
Economy
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REB Trains School Patrons, Matrons to Face Students’ Indiscipline
September,13 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

The Rwanda Basic Education Board (REB) has launched a series of trainings of school patrons, matrons and teachers in charge of discipline to improve the conduct of students countrywide. This follows a series of incidents that were reported in several schools recently. The trainings were launched in Rwamagana district-Eastern Province with 45 participant but will…
National
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Was Rusesabagina’s Role in FLN Really Limited to “Diplomacy”?
September,12 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_63387" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Evidence shows that Rusesabagina, seen here talking to his lawyer in March, played an active role in the FLN military activities.[/caption] From the time of his arrest last year to March this year when he withdrew from the trial of 21 terror suspects, Paul Rusesabagina often attempted to distance himself from…
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Rwanda Has Indelible Governance Lessons – Liberia Speaker of Parliament
September,12 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70038" align="alignnone" width="823"] Dr. Bhofal Chambers, Liberian parliament speaker and Rwanda's speaker of Parliament chats as Musa Fazili, deputy speaker of Rwanda Parliament looks on[/caption] Rwanda’s Speaker of Parliament Chamber of Deputies, Donatille Mukabalisa has received in Kigali her counterpart, Dr. Bhofal Chambers, who is in Rwanda for an official visit. On Saturday September…
International
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‘Save Generations Organization’ Contributing to Bridging Gender Digital Divide 
September,12 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70027" align="alignleft" width="430"] Hakim Mugenyi, Head of Communication Department at Save Generations Organization[/caption] Save Generations Organization (SGO) in collaboration with Urgent Action Fund (UAF) Africa has since June 2021 started an Awareness and Advocacy campaign on digital inclusion on gender inclusiveness in technology programs and services. Through a series of Awareness & Advocacy campaigns…
Society
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On Your Bike: Guraride’s Ambition To Turn Rwanda Into A Cycling Nation
September,12 2021 Vincent Gasana Comments(0)

Rwanda’s capital of Kigali, is set to be among the first cities in Africa, to persuade people to choose a two wheel mode of transportation, but like most cities around the world with similar ambitions, the challenges are more uphill than freewheeling.  After four years of preparation, Guraride (literally, buy a ride), which styles itself…
National
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Bank of Kigali Expands IKOFI Financial product to Coffee Farmers
September,11 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70011" align="alignnone" width="815"] Bank of Kigali CEO Dr. Diane Karusisi(R) giving a mobile phone to a farmer[/caption] Bank of Kigali has expanded its digital financing product- IKOFI to coffee farmers as a way of financially transforming the lives of Rwandans especially rural farmers in the country. Built in 2019, IKOFI was initially introduced as…
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FLN Trial: How Rusesabagina’s MRCD Attributed Attacks to the Rwandan Government
September,11 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_69995" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Rusesabagina (left) plotted with Innocent Twagiramungu, a legal advisor of MRCD and Mukashema to attribute Nyungwe attacks and subsequent killings on the Government of Rwanda.[/caption] In a TV interview earlier this year, Paul Rusesabagina’s daughter Carine Kanimba claimed that the 2018 terror attacks by her father’s FLN militia group were “false…
Special Reports
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Volleyball: Rwanda Overcomes Uganda in Five Set Thriller to Top Group A
September,10 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_69985" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Yves Mutabazi's power serves were instrumental in undoing the Ugandan side. Photos by Plaisir Muzogeye.[/caption] Rwanda on Friday beat Uganda 3 sets to 2 in a thrilling 5-set volleyball at Kigali Arena in the ongoing African Volleyball Championship which saw the hosts finish on top of Group A. Fans of both…
Sports
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Two Doctors from Baho Hospital Arrested
September,10 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) has arrested two doctors from BAHO International Hospital (BIH) as part of the ongoing investigation into the death of a female patient. RIB said that the deceased female patient, 54 years (names withheld on purpose) died on September 9, 2021 and investigators are doing their job to find circumstances surrounding her…
National
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Fans Worried about Phil Collins’ Health Condition 
September,10 2021 Andrew Shyaka Comments(0)

Legendary singer/drummer/actor and record producer Phil Collins put his fans in state of fear when he admitted that he can barely hold a drumstick with his hands, as he addressed his declining health condition on BBC breakfast show.  The 70 year old iconic performer has been suffering from crippled nerve damage caused by an injured…
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Step Up suicide Prevention Efforts – WHO On World Suicide Prevention Day 2021
September,10 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68987" align="alignnone" width="699"] Security officials on a suicide spot in Kigali last month. Who is concerned by the increasing number of suicide cases while the world does not seem to care that much[/caption] The World Health Organization (WHO) says countries ‘should not and must not’ ignore suicide because each one is a tragedy. October…
National
Tags: Health
Rwanda−China’s 50 Years of Diplomatic Relations: Celebrating Agriculture Technology
September,10 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

The year 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Rwanda and a series of events are expected to celebrate the Jubilee, with the first being, a component of food security, through programs such as C-RATDC is an Agric technology demonstration center that was established in April 2011, after the China-Africa…
International
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Music Star Tom Close Shifts to His Mansion
September,10 2021 Andrew Shyaka Comments(0)

Who said music doesn’t pay in Rwanda, R&B crooner turned medical practitioner Thomas Muyombo alias Tom Close unveils his newly accomplished villa worth millions situated in Bugesera District, Karumuna neighborhood.  The mansion was designed by a renowned structure designer Johnson Rwabigwi and it's an eye watering mansion fit for a legendary music star like Tom…
ShowBiz
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PAC Asks Energy Company to Recover Loss In Billions
September,10 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_69929" align="alignnone" width="800"] REG official at virtual PAC session[/caption] The Parliament Accounts Committee (PAC) has ordered Rwanda Energy Group (REG) to repay over Rwf10billion that the company recorded as losses as part of the recommendation to sort out its financial management issues in public finances. The order was made on Thursday September 9, 2021…
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Five RDF Personnel Promoted to Colonel
September,10 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_69923" align="alignnone" width="1280"] Colonel Francis Regis Gatarayiha[/caption] President Paul Kagame in his Capacity of Commander in Chief of Rwanda Defence Force(RDF) has promoted five officers from the rank of Lieutenant Colonel to Colonel. Lieutenant Colonel Francis Regis Gatarayiha who is fresh from Rwanda Directorate of Immigration and Emmigration was promoted Colonel and appointed Head…
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PHOTOS: President Kagame Chairs High Command Council
September,09 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_69911" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] President Kagame speaks during the meeting with the High[/caption] President Paul Kagame, who is also the Commander-in-Chief of the Rwanda Defence Force (RDF), on Thursday chaired a High Command Council of members from RDF, Rwanda National Police (RNP) and the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS). The event took place at…
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Safari The Farmer In Dasso ‘Assault’ Case Remanded
September,09 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

A local citizen who came into the social media limelight last month for mugging a local security official in Nyagatare district has been remanded for 30 days by primary court. Safari George, known by his surname became a media sensation at the end of August 2021, when he was filmed beating and mugging a district…
National
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Our Vaccine Hub Will Serve the Region – Rwanda’s Health Minister
September,09 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_69904" align="alignnone" width="724"] Rwanda Health MInister Dr. Daniel Ngamije at the opening of the EAHF conference in Kigali[/caption] Rwanda has promised to share vaccines with the rest of the East African Community as a way of strengthening regional integration and building regional health care capacities in the region who healthcare system was caught off-guard…
International
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Bodies of Two Rwandan Citizen Killed in Uganda Handed over at Gatuna/Katuna Border
September,09 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Ugandan officials have this afternoon handed over two bodies of Rwandan citizens who were killed in Uganda recently. Bodies were handed over by Kabare district officials to Gicumbi district officials in Cyumba sector. Victims are two men including Theoneste Dusabimana 52, who hails from Kiriba village, Muhambo cell of Cyumba sector. He was allegedly killed…
Regional
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UPDATED: RIB Arrests Dr. Christopher Kayumba On Allegations of Rape, Details Emerge
September,09 2021 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_69881" align="aligncenter" width="780"] Dr. Christopher Kayumba[/caption] Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) said on Thursday it arrested former academic-turned-politician, Dr. Christopher Kayumba, on allegations of rape and complicity to rape following cases filed by different individuals accusing the controversial university lecturer of sexual violence. It is not the first time similar allegations have surfaced. Dr. Kayumba,…
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Investigation Bureau Mounts Operation on Corruption
September,09 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_69884" align="aligncenter" width="459"] Charles Munyabugingo[/caption] Today RIB announced it had arrested and detained one, Charles Munyabugingo, the Rwanda Energy Group Kabeza branch manager in Kigali for allegedly attempting to take a bribe from a client in order to offer an  electricity connection services at the branch. The arrest comes at a time when REG…
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‘Msaada’ Public Announcement
September,08 2021 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_69870" align="alignnone" width="720"] Mukabonera Beatrice from Rwamagana district, milking her Girinka cow. One of intervention of Msaada was support of One Cow One Family Programme-Girinka[/caption]  
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Rwanda Engages the Private Sector In Combating Air Pollution
September,08 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_69855" align="alignnone" width="729"] Police officer inspects a car[/caption] Rwanda has launched a new Air Quality Monitoring System which provides access to real-time air quality information through a new website and mobile application (App). The application and website were launched during a virtual conference to World Clean Air Day Celebration in Rwanda Tuesday, 7 September…
National
Tags: Environment
Singer Meddy to Switch to Gospel Genre
September,08 2021 Andrew Shyaka Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68320" align="alignnone" width="610"] Meddy and his wife Mimi[/caption] Rwanda's budding R&B crooner Medard Jobert Ngabo commonly known on stage as Meddy could be switching to gospel music after a series of Bible verses he nowadays posts on his social platforms.  Back in 2016, the ‘My Vow’ hitmaker told local tabloids that he will change…
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Platini P Talks About Possible Collabos with Continental Superstars
September,08 2021 Andrew Shyaka Comments(0)

Former Dream Boyz singer now pursuing solo career Platini P promises his music fans collaborations with renowned music stars as part of the deal with the new management. The new management will manage and promote Platini's music as well as connecting him to international music stars with the aim of boosting his music career on…
ShowBiz
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Rwanda, Tanzania Police Forces Hold Bilateral Meeting
September,08 2021 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

Rwanda National Police (RNP) and Tanzania Police Force (TPF) held a bilateral meeting in Kigali, on Tuesday September 7, which mainly forced on strengthening cooperation against cross-border crimes especially terrorism. The bilateral meeting held at the RNP General Headquarters in Kacyiru was co-chaired by Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dan Munyuza and his counterpart of…
Regional
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RIB Investigating Inmate Behind Fatal Concoction Blamed for Jay Polly’s Death
September,08 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_69585" align="aligncenter" width="1125"] Jay Polly was undoubtedly one of the most popular artistes in Rwanda.[/caption] Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) has launched an investigation on an inmate who shared a toxic methanol mixture that led to the death of one of Rwanda's favourite rappers Joshua Tuyishime aka "Jay Polly". The investigation follows a medical report…
National
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“Africa and the Caribbeans Have a Lot to Offer One Another”- President Kagame
September,07 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_69805" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] President Kagame attending the CARICOM-Africa Summit on Tuesday. Photos/Urugwiro Village[/caption] President Paul Kagame says African countries and Caribbean nations have a lot they can learn from each other, given the historical ties they share. The Head of State made the observation during the inaugural CARICOM-Africa Summit held on Tuesday under the…
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I Defended Myself – Safari, the Farmer In Assault Case Tells Court
September,07 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

A Nyagatare district resident who was caught on camera holding a local security official has appeared in court on charges of alleged assault of a government official. Safari George came into the social media highlight last month August after a viral video circulated on various platforms showing Safari siting on the back of one of…
National
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Rutsiro Honey Ltd Expands to Wine Production, Eyes Global Market
September,07 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

 Rutsiro Honey Ltd, a natural honey producing plant in Rutsiro district, Western Rwanda has announced plans to start producing four brands of wine by the end of the year. The plans were revealed during an exhibition of its natural bee honey products from Mukura and Gishwati forests, certified with an S-Mark from the Rwanda Standards…
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Guinea’s Coup Leaders Announce Transition As International Condemnations Continue
September,07 2021 Vincent Gasana Comments(0)

Guinea’s coup d’état leaders have moved to consolidate their position, in the face of continued international condemnation, but with many in the country welcoming the coup. “The President is with us, he is in a safe place, he has seen a doctor, everything is fine,” assured coup leader, Colonel Mamadi Doumbouya. President Alpha Conde was…
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KIGALI: Man Arrested Over Fraudulent Registration of Unvaccinated Girl He Met on Instagram
September,07 2021 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_69769" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Habimana is in custody for faking a Covid-19 vaccination for a girl he met on Instagram.[/caption] Rwanda National Police (RNP) on Monday arrested a man suspected of entering an unvaccinated person into the database so as to get Covid-19 vaccination certificate. The arrest of Safari Habimana, 27, followed information that he…
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President Kagame Rings In Changes in NISS
September,06 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_69763" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Col. JP Nyirubutama was sworn-in on Monday and the same day his duties expanded.[/caption] President Paul Kagame has made major changes in the security sector with new appointments in the country's security and intelligence body. Col. Jean Paul Nyirubutama, who was earlier sworn-in on Monday as the Deputy Secretary General of…
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Bribes Are Unacceptable – President Kagame to Judges
September,06 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has warned Judges and members of the Judicial Sector in general against accepting bribes, pointing out that the practice goes against the principle of dispensation of justice, which citizens expect in courts. Though Rwanda is credited for effectively combating graft in the Justice sector, President Kagame, while officiating at the launch of…
National
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DRC Battles Environmental Disaster, As Toxic Effluent Flows Into Congo River Tributary 
September,06 2021 Vincent Gasana Comments(0)

Several thousand people from the Kasai province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), have reported stomach complaints, after River Kasai, the source of their water supply, was contaminated by industrial effluence, from neighboring Angola.  Beginning the end of July, to August, residents of Kasai province who live near river Kasai, noticed that the waters…
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Newly Appointed Minister, Other Leaders Take Oath
September,06 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

Today, President Pual Kagame presided over the swearing in ceremony for the newly appointed Minister of National Unity and Civic Engagement, Jean Damascene Bizimana and other four senior government officials. The new government officials took oath at Village Urugwiro on Monday, having been appointed to their positions at different times. The Head of State told…
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Rwandair to Resume Uganda, India Flights
September,06 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

Rwanda’s national carrier, Rwandair has announced plans to resume flights to Uganda and India among its destinations which were temporarily closed due to alarming cases of COVID-19 in both countries. The carrier (Rwandair) cancelled its flights to Mumbai India and Entebbe, Uganda in May and July 2021 respectively. Rwandair CEO Yvonne Makolo told local media…
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Kagame Says Threatening Rwandans An Official Policy in Uganda
September,06 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has said that while Uganda tried to threaten Rwandans in disguise, it has become obvious that the country has made it an official program to torture innocent Rwandans on its land. This is on top of other activities which may suggest that Uganda does not wish Rwanda well. During an interview at…
Regional
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Confusion in Guinea As Soldiers Declare Coup: President’s Whereabouts Unclear
September,06 2021 Vincent Gasana Comments(0)

Guinea has been thrown in confusion and uncertainty, after an attempted coup by military officers, with the country’s defence ministry countering that the coup plotters had been repulsed.  Early Sunday morning, gunfire was heard around the Presidential palace, in the Guinean capital of Conakry.  In the following hours, a video showing soldiers in the Presidential…
International
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The Idea to Start Vaccines Manufacturing Came Before COVID-19 Spread – Kagame
September,06 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_63325" align="alignnone" width="869"] COVID-19 vaccines supply[/caption] President Paul Kagame has said that process to start a center of vaccines manufacturing in Rwanda was not triggered by COVID-19 pandemic, but is part of self-sustainability and finding solutions for African problems. Rwanda, in recent days announced plans to start manufacturing vaccines. Latest development is a partnership…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Int’l Day of Clean Air: Rwanda Conducts Vehicle, Industry Emissions Inspection
September,06 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_69706" align="alignnone" width="818"] Police officer during air pollution inspection exercise[/caption] Rwanda has launched a campaign to further encourage, engage and create awareness on air pollution and fuel emission control measures among motorists and owners of industrial facilities in a bid to improve the quality of air. The awareness is in line with the International…
National
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AfroBasket 2021: Tunisia Beat Cote d’Ivoire 78-75 to Retain African Title
September,05 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_69682" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Tunisia successfully defended the AfroBasket title in Kigali.[/caption] Continental basketball powerhouse Tunisia  on Sunday defeated Cote d'Ivoire 78-75 at Kigali Arena to win the Afrobasket 2021 championship in a highly contested game watched by President Paul Kagame and International Basketball Federation (FIBA) senior officials. The Tunisians, who were the defending champions,…
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Rwandan Rapper Jay Polly Laid to Rest
September,05 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

A las! Family, friends and fans of Rwandan rapper, Jay Polly today managed to say their last goodbyes to the singer who passed on three days ago. The rapper (real name- Joshua Tuyishime) succumbed to death while in Nyarugenge prison. The 33-year-old star rapper was reported dead on Thursday September 4, 2021 after. A medical post-mortem…
National
Tags: Local Music
President Kagame Says Pegasus Spyware Claims Were Aimed at Damaging Rwanda’s Relations with Countries
September,05 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_69666" align="aligncenter" width="1060"] A screengrab of President Kagame speaking during the media & citizen interactive session.[/caption] President Paul Kagame says that allegations which were levelled against Rwanda, of using a sophisticated Israel-made spyware to spy on officials, were targeted at straining relations between Kigali and the said targeted countries.  The Head of State, who…
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Two RDF Senior Officers Promoted
September,04 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_24260" align="alignnone" width="873"] Lt. Col Innocent Munyengango promoted colonel and Chief of J5[/caption] President Paul Kagame in his power as Commander-in-Chief has made crucial promotions and appointments in the Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) top leadership. In a communique released this September 4, 2021, Kagame respectively promoted and appointed former RDF Spokesman Lieutenant Colonel (Lt.…
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Rapper Jay Polly Burial Set for Tomorrow
September,04 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_69585" align="alignnone" width="1125"] Jay Polly was undoubtedly one of the most popular artistes in Rwanda.[/caption] Rwandan Rapper Jay Polly (real names- Josue Tuyishime) will this Sunday be laid to rest in Rusororo Cemetery amidst an outcry of his fans seeking a public function to send off his body. The rapper commonly known as Jay…
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Gaming Activities, Public Gatherings to Return But Under Tight Conditions
September,04 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

  [caption id="attachment_53618" align="aligncenter" width="799"] Davido's concert in Kigali March 2018. Concerts will resume under strict conditions.[/caption] The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MINICOM) and Rwanda Development Board (RDB) on Friday released the guidelines under which gaming activities as well as public gatherings such as concerts and exhibitions will resume gradually but they will have…
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Two Arrested Over Assaulting Bugesera District Mayor
September,04 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_69651" align="alignnone" width="891"] Mayor of Bugesera District Richard Mutabazi[/caption] Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) in Bugesera has arrested two men including a local leader, suspected to be behind an attempt to assault and harm the Bugesera Mayor, Richard Mutabazi. The suspects include Valens Nsengiyumva (23yrs) who allegedly caned the Mayor an act in which Vincent…
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Businesman in Gisagara Grazing Cows in Farmers’ Crops
September,04 2021 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

Famers in four villages of Muganza sector of Gisagara district, Southern Province have been raising a concern for the last three years, about a professional farmer who let his cattle invade their crops. Concerned farmers hail from Ryarumenangiga, Kigina, Umunazi  and Ubuseruka villages. A reporter of kigalitoday.com, our sister website who visited some areas in…
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Prosecution Wants Former PM Habumuremyi Recharged with Breach of Trust
September,03 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_55543" align="alignnone" width="718"] Pierre Damien Habumuremyi[/caption] Prosecution in Kigali has asked the court to reconsider charging Rwanda’s former Prime Minister, Dr Pierre Damien Habumuremyi with a count of breach of trust which he was earlier on cleared of in a case ruling held in 2020. The former Premier, who at the time served as…
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New Business Development Program for Rwandan Women-Led Businesses
September,03 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

D'amour Mukarungambwa who runs Urugano Virunga Palace was hopeful to do business at the boom of the hospitality sector in 2019 when she opened her business in Musanze district, home of Rwanda’s mountain gorilla and one of the country’s tourist spots. A year after establishing the business, her dreams were derailed by the COVID-19 pandemic…
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Rwanda Ramps Up Vaccine Manufacturing Plans, Eyes AfDB, IFC Support
September,03 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_69625" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] President Kagame held a virtual meeting with AfDB on Friday. Photos/Village Urugwiro.[/caption] Rwanda's efforts to manufacture vaccines are taking shape as the country looks to bring on board key partners including the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the World Bank's International Finance Corporation (IFC), which on Friday penned a collaboration agreement…
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Radisson Refutes Claims Ugandan Team is ‘Held Hostage’ Over Bills, Says Rwandan Federation Cleared
September,03 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_69618" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Uganda lost 71-79 to Cape Verde on Thursday[/caption] Radisson Hotels, the hotel chain which runs Park Inn by Radisson Kigali, the hotel where the Ugandan national basketball team is staying, has refuted claims that the team is being held hostage due to uncleared bills. Radisson Hotels said via Twitter that the…
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Miss Rwanda, AIF Launch a Project to Empower 1,900 Community Health Workers
September,03 2021 Andrew Shyaka Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_69610" align="alignnone" width="926"] Miss Rwanda Ingabire Grace speaking to the media[/caption] 2021 reigning Miss Rwanda Grace Ingabire in partnership with African Improved Food have launched a pig project to support 1,900 volunteers who risk their lives everyday as community health workers to save lives. The project kicked off in Rwamagana district, where by health…
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Research Looks to Improve Social Cohesion in Rwanda
September,02 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_69600" align="alignnone" width="626"] Genocide survivor and a genocide perpetrators in a gesture on unitty and reconciliation[/caption] Rwanda has released a baseline research which shows that social cohesion and community-based initiatives can be used to promote unity and reconciliation but also address genocide related mental health issues. The baseline research findings and newly developed protocols…
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BK Group Posts Stellar Half Year Results, Net Income Grew By 41.5 Percent
September,02 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_64259" align="alignnone" width="839"] Bank of Kigali[/caption] BK Group posted strong half year results for 2021 despite operating under what it called “very challenging” times due to the Covid-19 pandemic but still managed to achieve a significant growth in income and assets. The Group on Wednesday, September 1, announced its half year results, with the…
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Bank of Kigali Renews Agreement With UK’s FCDCO To sponsor Chevening Scholarship Winners
September,02 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_69590" align="alignnone" width="600"] L-R: UK High Commissioner to Rwanda, Omar Daair during the signing with BK's CEO, Dr. Diane Karusisi.[/caption] The Bank of Kigali has renewed a three-year agreement with Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), a department of the Government of the United Kingdom that pursues UK’s interest in the world, to support…
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Rwanda Coding Academy Gets Rwf 7.1 Billion Boost from KOICA.
September,02 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_32962" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Rwanda Coding Academy, located in Nyabihu district.[/caption] The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) on Thursday signed the Record of Discussion (R/D) with the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning and the Ministry of Education for the implementation of the Rwanda Coding Academy (RCA) Capacity Development Project worth US$ 7.1 million (approximately…
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UPDATE: RCS Speaks Out on Jay Polly’s Death
September,02 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_69582" align="aligncenter" width="695"] Jay Polly performing at Iwacu Muzika last year in August.[/caption] Rwanda Correctional Service (RCS), the national body charged with prisons, has spoken out on the circumstances in which popular rapper Joshua Tuyishime, known as Jay Polly, died, affirming reports that the singer consumed a toxic concoction which led to his hospitalization…
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Rapper Jay Passes On
September,02 2021 Andrew Shyaka Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_32192" align="alignnone" width="960"] Jay Polly(RIP) at KT Radio in a past show with the writer[/caption] Hip-hop star Jay Polly has breathed his last in the wee hours of Thursday at Muhima hospital, a family member has confirmed. According to the news doing rounds on social media, the famed rapper was rushed to Muhima hospital…
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Rwanda Eases COVID-19 Restrictions Further as More Get Vaccinated
September,02 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_69559" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] President Kagame chairing the cabinet meeting on Wednesday. Photos/Urugwiro Village.[/caption] A cabinet meeting chaired by President Paul Kagame on Wednesday September 1 revised existing COVID-19 preventive measures, ushering in further reopening of key sections of the economy. In the revised measures, which will take effect today September 2, curfew time was…
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Cabinet Approves Resumption of Elections
September,02 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_28297" align="alignnone" width="1600"] Counting of polls during the latest parliamentary elections. Rwanda resumes elections from grassroot institutions[/caption] The cabinet meeting that was chaired by President Paul Kagame at Village Urugwiro, September 1, has approved  a ministerial order announcing resumption of elections. In particular, cabinet members were also informed about the local government election calendar.…
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Queen Cha Bounces Back On Music Scene 
September,01 2021 Andrew Shyaka Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_46685" align="alignnone" width="640"] Queen Cha[/caption] Singer Queen Cha real name Yvonne Mugemana comes  out of the shell and drops a new song. The latest song of Queen Cha, Feel Me comes after months of the artist being off the grid. Queen Cha's fans had been yearning for a new song for almost one year…
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Eat More Plants And Insects For Better Health And To Save The Planet
September,01 2021 Vincent Gasana Comments(0)

In Rwanda’s northern district of Musanze, a young man, recently out of University of Rwanda’s school of veterinary medicine, has turned to rearing insects. That, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) makes him part of the answer to climate change, and the preservation of Earth’s environment.  Upon graduation, Dominique Xavio Imbabazi,…
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