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Know Your Cat Family: A Leopard Is Mourned, But A Serval Cat Died
September,24 2020 Vincent Gasana Comments(0)

It caught the imagination of many, a family trapped indoors, staying clear of an uninvited visitor, believed to have been a Leopard. But not all spotted cats are Leopards. It had all begun in the early hours of a Friday, just over a week ago, on 11th September. Alexis Ndayambaje a resident of Mukura in…
Special Reports
Tags: Latestnews
Rwanda Holds Gorilla Naming Ceremony As the World Celebrates Gorillas
September,24 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_40605" align="aligncenter" width="640"] President Kagame with the 2019 Kwita Izina namers. This year the event will be virtual. Follow RBA and Visit Rwanda website from 3pm.[/caption] Rwanda is today Thursday September 24, set to hold the first virtual annual Kwita Izina -the annual ceremony to name newly born baby gorillas, an event that has…
National
Tags: Big-story, Kwita Izina, Tourism
Is Every Penny Earned in Rwanda Tourism Accounted For?
September,24 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_36801" align="alignnone" width="824"] Some embezzlement was reported in gorilla permits[/caption] Rwanda seeks to double its tourism revenues from $ 498 million last year  to $800 million in the next four years, but, it has emerged that lack of accountability and even embezzlement, to say the least, could humper this objective. On September 23 during…
Economy
Tags: Latestnews, Tourism
More Burundian Refugees to Return Home, 8,000 to be repatriated by End of Year
September,24 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Another batch of over 500 Burundian refugees in Rwanda is expected to head home this Thursday in the third round of repatriation, following the first two groups which left Mahama Refugee Camp for Burundi beginning in August.  The new group of more than 500 will bring the total to over 1,500 of since the repatriation…
National
Tags: Big-story, Burundi
RRA Pinned Over Incoherence In e-Tax Systems
September,23 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58560" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) headquarters, Kimihurura.[/caption] By May 2021 Rwandan taxpayers will not have to deal with problems of reclaiming their taxes which have been wrongly miscalculated in the e- tax collection system, Rwanda Revenue Authority has told parliament. This resolve comes after parliament on September 22 discovered that the current…
National, Uncategorized
Tags: Accountability, Latestnews
CHOGM 2021: New Dates for Heads of Government Meeting Confirmed
September,23 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_49706" align="aligncenter" width="1300"] Commonwealth Flag being raised in Kigali in March 2020. File Photo[/caption] The Commonwealth and the Government of Rwanda have announced the week beginning June 21, 2020 as the new date when the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM 2021) will be hosted in Kigali, Rwanda. The meeting which was supposed to…
News
Tags: CHOGM, Latestnews
Rwanda: China Directs More Support Towards the Fight Against COVID-19
September,23 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="700"] Zacharie Iyakaremye, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Hudson Wang Jiaxin, in charge of Business and Development at the Embassy of People's republic of China in Rwanda[/caption] Rwanda's health officials have received with gratefulness more support from the People's Republic of China, in the area of the fight…
International
Tags: Latestnews, Rwanda-China Relations
PAC Tips RSSB to Revisit Its Policy on Housing Investments
September,23 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_29280" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Kigali vision city apartments. Despite recent discount of the houses, they are still beyond the purchasing power in the Rwandan society[/caption] The Rwanda Parliament has advised the Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB) to invest pensioner’s contributions in projects which have direct impact on their lives. The Auditor General (AG) report 2018/19…
Economy
Tags: Affordable Housing, Latestnews
Why The New York Times Got It Wrong On the Rusesabagina Story
September,23 2020 Shyaka Kanuma Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58339" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Paul Rusesabagina in court, September 17[/caption] When I read The New York Times’ big article on the arrest of Paul Rusesabagina last Friday, I did so through the lenses of a student and practitioner of journalism. The piece breaches so many of what’s taught about professional ethics I truly was astonished.…
Voices
Tags: Latestnews, Rusesabagina
Shimon Peres was a Friend of Rwanda -President Kagame
September,23 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58530" align="aligncenter" width="1222"] President Kagame participated in the Virtual Memorial Ceremony for the Late President Shimon Peres. Photo/Village Urugwiro.[/caption] President Paul Kagame on Tuesday, September 22, paid tribute to former Israeli President, Shimon Peres, who passed on four years ago, describing him as an extraordinary man who was committed to global peace and was…
National
Tags: Latestnews, President Paul Kagame, Rwanda-Israel Relations
Kagame Says No Country Has Ever Achieved True Gender Equality
September,23 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58517" align="alignnone" width="800"] Car Free day in Kigali[/caption] Some countries, like Iceland, are known for promoting Gender equality and three nordic neighbors including Norway, Finland, and Sweden have been on top in Global Gender Gap Index, which benchmarks countries according to how close they are to reaching gender equality. Rwanda, among a few other…
International
Tags: President Paul Kagame
What Next for Embattled Rayon Sports as Executive Committee is Disbanded?
September,22 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58500" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] President Paul Kagame on September 6 during an interview said that he had instructed the Minister of Sports to look into Rayon Sports issues and find a solution as soon as possible. Minister Munyangaju and the RGB CEO announced resolutions on Tuesday.[/caption] Rwanda Governance Board (RGB), under instruction of the Ministry…
National
Tags: Latestnews, Rayon Sports
Govt to Start Civil Service Restructuring Next Month
September,22 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58497" align="alignnone" width="799"] Minister of Public Service and Labor Kayirangwa Fanfan Rwanyindo[/caption] The Ministry of labour and public service (MIFOTRA) has put in place the necessarirly tools to start restructuring among public institutions effective October 1-officials in the Ministry have said. According to MIFOTRA, the intention is to bridge identified gaps, duplications and overlaps…
National
Tags: Labor, Latestnews
KCV-Rebero: The $40M Cultural Village In the Making at Kigali’s Best Point of View
September,22 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

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

[caption id="attachment_58482" align="alignnone" width="673"] Dr. Fidele Masengo, Secretary-General KIAC[/caption] The Kigali International Arbitration Centre (KIAC) has advised on the best choice to make by parties/partners in a project or contract concerning the resolution of a potential dispute that may arise; it’s all about the cost. Arbitration and mediation mean solving a dispute without going to…
Economy
Tags: Latestnews
Rapper Jay Polly’s Ex-lover Sharifa Engaged
September,21 2020 Andrew Shyaka Comments(0)

Few months after breaking up with music star Jay Polly, Sharifa Uwimbabazi has already found a fiancée, who engaged her over the weekend and the couple is set to walk down the aisle any time from now. The former video vixen Sharifa went publically in love with Jay Polly in 2015 and in a period…
ShowBiz
Tags: Latestnews, Local Music
Rwanda Records 22 New COVID-19 Cases
September,20 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

Today Rwanda concluded the last day of the third week of September with no coronavirus related death despite recording four Covid-19 deaths throughout the long week. Today the ministry of health's COVID-19 update showed that the country registered another 22 new Covid-19 infections with 14 of them mainly from high-risk areas in Kigali city, 7…
National
Tags: Coronavirus, Latestnews
Rwanda Retains Position Among Cheap Internet Countries
September,20 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_46568" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Internet provided through a router[/caption] Rwanda has been ranked 11th among the cheapest countries in sub- Saharan Africa and 64th globally out of countries with the cheapest internet prices. The ranking  was released by this weekend by Cable- a UK based internet and broadband research and monitoring venture which conducted its…
Technology
Tags: Internet, Latestnews
Parliament Reports Shortfalls in Paying Rent at Kigali Special Economic Zone
September,20 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

The ministry of trade and commerce (Minicom) has been put to task to recover funds that remain missing in government coffers due to negligence in asset management, The parliament Public Accounts Committee (PAC) this week heard from the Office of the Auditor General’s (AG) report 2018/19 that the ministry has for over five years failed…
Economy
Tags: SEZ
Car Free Day Returns in Kigali Against All Odds
September,20 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

 This Sunday, Kigali city woke up to witness dwellers returning to designated streets to jog, stroll and physically exercise as part of the resuming the routine bi-month car free day which had since March been halted due to coronavirus. Due to covid-19 the Kigali Car Free day returned in a different fashion with participants who…
Sports
Tags: City Of Kigali, Latestnews
God Slows The Setting of The Sun For Garima and Time Travel To 2013
September,20 2020 Vincent Gasana Comments(0)

 It cast a deadly pall on the Chinese ‘Chunjie’ or Lunar New Year, to say the least, and nine months later, Ethiopians had to project their voices through face masks, while keeping physical distances of at least a metre and a half, as they sang and danced, in celebration of their ‘Enkutatash’ or New Year.…
Special Reports
Tags: Latestnews
Rwanda Registers 26th COVID-19 Death
September,19 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

Rwanda has recorded another COVID-19 related mortality in the youth age bracket (the youth age ceiling being 35). Today a 26-year-old lady living in Kigali became second victim in that age bracket, following another earlier fatality involving a 24-year-old female police officer who died in South Sudan during a peacekeeping mission. The closest to this…
National
Tags: Coronavirus, Latestnews
UN Tribunal Rejects Laurent Semanza’s Early Release
September,19 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58411" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Laurent Semanza  (Photo credit should read STELLA VUZO/AFP via Getty Images)[/caption] The United Nations Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT) has rejected an appeal case of a Rwandan genocide, Semanza-Laurent who had requested the court to consider his provisional release. Semanza, former bourgmestre of Commune Bicumbi, now Rwamagana district is accused…
International
Tags: 1994 Genocide Against Tutsi, Latestnews
Second Group Of Ugandans Stranded In Rwanda Due To COVID-19 Repatriated
September,19 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

The second batch of 93 Ugandan nationals including children was today successfully repatriated back home as part of a planned series of returning Ugandans stranded in Rwanda due to coronavirus. The first group of 100 Ugandans was returned home on September 15, under a series of repatriation activities by their embassy in Kigali. The returnees…
Regional
Tags: Latestnews, Rwanda-Uganda Relations
Rwanda’s GDP Slows in Q2 2020, Education Hardest Hit
September,19 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

The National Institute of Statistics (NISR) has released GDP results of the Second Quarter 2020 showing a decrease by 12.4% and the education sector as most affected. The report released yesterday said that Rwanda's GDP decline in Q2, 2020 reflects measures taken to contain COVID-19 “Economic sectors mostly affected: Education -67%, hotels & restaurants -62%,…
Economy
Tags: Economy
We must become better prepared for future global health crises- President Kagame
September,19 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58392" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] President Kagame speaks during Broadband Commission meeting for Sustainable Development on Friday, September 18. Photos: Village Urugwiro[/caption] President Paul Kagame says the world needs to take advantage of digital tools in readiness to avert future health crises in the wake of the New Coronavirus outbreak which continues to claim lives globally. …
News
Tags: Latestnews, President Paul Kagame
COVID-19: Two Dead as Number of Deaths Reaches 25
September,19 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

  Two more people have been killed by the New Coronavirus in Rwanda, taking the number of deaths in the country to 25 since the virus was first detected in Rwanda in March this year.  A daily update by the Ministry of Health on Friday reported two more deaths, a 29-year old and an 80-year…
News
Tags: Coronavirus, Latestnews
Genocide Fugitive with 30 Years Sentence Nabbed in Attempted Theft
September,18 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

A Rwandan man who evaded justice for committing genocide crimes has finally been arrested in another alleged criminal act of theft. The man identified as Isaac Banyangiriki, 50, was arrested in Karama village in Ruhashya sector, in Huye district this Friday September 18, 2020. Banyangiriki has been on the run for years and a wanted…
National
Tags: 1994 Genocide Against Tutsi, Latestnews
National Nutrition Program Supplied Pregnant Mothers, Children Half Their Portion – PAC
September,18 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

The National Early Childhood Development Program (NECPD) is set to turn focus on involving the community in implementing nutritional programs after it has emerged that the program has challenges in reaching desired beneficiaries. The new shift  was announced by NECPD Director Dr. Anita Assimwe after the Auditor General’s (AG) report for the financial year 2018/19…
National
Tags: Accountability, Latestnews
Platini P to Drop Solo Album Soon
September,18 2020 Andrew Shyaka Comments(0)

Former Dream Boys vocalist turned solo artist Nemeye Platini alias Platini P vows to drop his first ever maiden album late this year which will feature hits he collaborated with musicians like Rafiki and Knowless Butera. Few months down the road pursuing solo career, Platini P is determined to have completed the album before the…
ShowBiz
Tags: Latestnews, Local Music
New Evidence in Isaac Munyakazi Trial, Head of Examination at REB Implicated
September,17 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_48074" align="alignnone" width="801"] Isaac Munyakazi[/caption] Former Minister of State in-charge of Primary and Secondary Education, Dr. Isaac Munyakazi today appeared in court to face bribery charges of which his defense team said that there is no substantial evidence to prove the allegations. Munyakazi and his co- accused Abdou Gahima, are facing charges of soliciting,…
National
Tags: Kagame-Accountability, Latestnews
PAC Sends Unprepared BDF Officials Packing
September,17 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) today ordered the officials of Rwanda’s Business Development Fund (BDF) to go back and prepare their explanation on the Rwf2.8billion that was paid to separate individuals without supporting documents. The decision was taken by the committee during a public hearing this Thursday in which the institution was meant to explain…
National
Tags: Accountability, Latestnews
No Bail for Rusesabagina
September,17 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

      Hotel Rwanda ‘hero’ Paul Rusesabagina will be put on remand for 30 days pending trial after the Kicukiro Primary Court ruled on Thursday that there are strong reasons to believe that he committed the alleged crimes and releasing him would jeopardise investigations.  Judges said that given the nature of charges Rusesabagina faces,…
International
Tags: Big-story, Rusesabagina
WDA Fails to Explain Gross Mismanagement of Public Funds
September,17 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

The parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has tasked the Workforce Development Authority (WDA) to explain the alleged mismanagement of public funds as indicated in the Auditor General’s (AG) report. WDA appeared before PAC on Tuesday 15, September 2020 to respond to issues raised in AG’s 2018/19 report which showed Rwf15 billion as unaccounted for, while…
News
Tags: Accountability, Latestnews
Uncle Austin, ‘Tired of Jealousy’ In Local Music Industry
September,16 2020 Andrew Shyaka Comments(0)

Afro beat singer Uncle Austin real names Luwano Austin confessed that, he will never again take part in local music awards due to jealousy, discrimination and unfairness in showbiz industry. The singer wants to be recognized and respected for what he has done for the industry over years working as a radio host\ musician, instead…
ShowBiz
Tags: Latestnews, Local Music
PAC Discovers Bursary Disbursement to ‘Ghost’ Students  
September,16 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

The parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has given an ultimatum to the Higher Education Council (HEC) to clean up its poor institution management issues recorded in the Auditor General (AG) for years. The first series of online PAC hearings this year led by its new Chairman MP Valens Muhakwa, this September 16, took a turn…
National
Tags: Accountability, Latestnews
A Happy Grandpa: President Kagame shares First Photos of Granddaughter
September,16 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58300" align="aligncenter" width="737"] President Kagame shared the first photos of the granddaughter via Twitter.[/caption] President Paul Kagame on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, broke the Internet, sharing the first photos of his granddaughter, after spending a memorable weekend with her, in a tweet posted late in the evening.  In the first photo, a smiling President…
National
Tags: First Family, Latestnews
Rapper Jay Polly to thrill East Africans in Dubai
September,15 2020 Andrew Shyaka Comments(0)

Rapper Jay Polly is set to perform live in Dubai at Venom Deira club&lounge which is frequented mostly by East African people living in Dubai for business and pleasure in a show dubbed East African Night. Jay Polly hit two birds with one stone, he initially travelled to Dubai to buy equipment for his new…
ShowBiz
Tags: Latestnews, Local Music
Major Mudathiru, Co-accused Terror Suspects Disagree over Recruitment Consent
September,15 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

 The case of 32 suspects in the Rwanda National Congress(RNC) case has resumed at a military high court in Kigali with suspects pointing fingers to their leader retired Major Habibu Mudathiru as living evidence that they were forced to join illegal armed forces. The case involving 32 suspects includes four (4) Rwanda Defence Forces (RDF)…
National
Tags: Latestnews, RDF Judiciary
Continental Nutrition Advocates Propose COVID-9 Nutrition Recovery
September,15 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

The African Leaders for Nutrition (ALN) have unveiled a position paper calling upon African Heads of State and Governments to ensure that financing for nutrition is included in their country’s COVID-19 response and recovery plans. The position paper, titled “Embedding Nutrition within the COVID-19 Response and Recovery,” was sent to African member states by His…
Economy
Tags: Agribusiness, Big-story
First Group of Ugandans Stranded in Rwanda Due To COVID-19 Repatriated
September,15 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58267" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Anne Katusiime, the Charge d'Affairs at the Uganda High Commission in Kigali addressing the first group before departure.[/caption] The first group of 100 Ugandans who were stranded in Rwanda since March due to the New Coronavirus measures which led to the closure of borders was repatriated on Tuesday via the Gatuna/Katuna…
Regional
Tags: Latestnews, Rwanda-Uganda Relations
Rwanda: Remains of More Than 600 Genocide Victims Discovered in Ngoma
September,15 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58263" align="aligncenter" width="749"] Remains of 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi continue to be discovered 26 years on.[/caption]   More than 600 remains of victims of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi have so far been recovered along Lake Mugesera since July when the first remains were unearthed in the area. In a series of community…
News
Tags: 1994 Genocide Against Tutsi, Latestnews
COVID-19: Massive Recoveries in Rwanda
September,15 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Rwanda has registered 180 new recoveries on a single day of Septmber 14, the biggest number the country has registered since the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed, March 14. This brought the number of total recoveries to 2,736 out of 4602 total comfirmed cases while the number of patients still under treament commonly called…
National
Tags: Coronavirus, Latestnews
The Ben Nominated for AFRIMMA2020
September,14 2020 Andrew Shyaka Comments(0)

Rwanda’s R&B heartthrob Benjamin Mugisha famous on stage as The Ben is the only Rwandan musician selected by Africa’s celebrated awards AFRIMMA 2020 nominees together with Rwandan choreographer Sherry Silver, based in London famous for dancing in award winning international record “This is America” by American singer Childish Gambino. The Kola hit maker is nominated…
Uncategorized
Tags: Latestnews, Music Stars
Jay Polly In Dubai for His New Studio Equipment
September,14 2020 Andrew Shyaka Comments(0)

Local Hip Hop star Jay Polly has travelled to Dubai with his team to hunt for “Hi-Tech machines” to use in his new recording studio for both audio and visual. The sensational rapper jetted out of the country over the weekend to Dubai after scouting out “best quality equipment for a super recording studio” he…
ShowBiz
Tags: Latestnews, Local Music
Rusesabagina Regrets Terror Attacks, Seeks Forgiveness from the Victims  
September,14 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Hotel Rwanda ‘hero’ Paul Rusesabagina on Monday said that he regrets the attacks that claimed lives of innocent Rwandans in the south western part of the country, pointing out that he seeks forgiveness from those affected.   The 66-year old, who faces 13 charges including terrorism, conspiracy to create an illegal armed group and murder, among…
International
Tags: Big-story, Rusesabagina
Rusesabagina Pre-trial Kicks Off, Prosecutors Line Up 13 Charges
September,14 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

The pre-trial hearing of Hotel Rwanda ‘hero’ Paul Rusesabagina kicked off on Monday at Kicukiro Primary Court, with his lawyers arguing that the court had no jurisdiction to try the 66-year old who they said is a Belgian citizen with permanent residence in the United States. Rusesabagina arrived at the Kicukiro court aboard a Rwanda…
National
Tags: Rusesabagina
Too Much TV and Computer Use By Children Cause Academic Blunt ─ Research
September,14 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_11396" align="alignnone" width="794"] Jean Philbert Nsgengimana, former Minister of Youth and ICT demonstrates a computer program to a pupil during the Africa Code Week. Children's exposure to the computer should be limited [/caption] Children who watch television or use computers for many hours risk blunting their academic performance, a new research warns. The research results…
International
Tags: Education
Promotion of Head Teachers To be Based on Experience Instead of Exams
September,13 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

The Ministry of education has changed the method of providing schools with headteachers, a move that intends to improve the quality of education. This time, the ministry will appoint experienced teachers in leadership positions rather than merely basing on recruitment examination results or academic qualifications. Appointing head and deputy headteachers for public primary, secondary and  …
National
Tags: Education
Nyamagabe: RNP Donates Bull to Residents of Subukiniro Village
September,12 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Rwanda National Police (RNP) has donated a bull to the village of Sebukiniro in Rugwogwe Cell, Uwinkingi Sector of Nyamagabe District to help the local farmers increase hybrid cows, improve breeds and raise milk production. The bull pledged by RNP to Sebukiniro village last month, was officially handed over on Saturday, September 12, by the…
National
Tags: Police
‘Empower Rwanda’ Launches Teen Mother’s Support Program
September,12 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58172" align="alignnone" width="975"] Beneficiaries of Empower Rwanda[/caption] Empower Rwanda, A local non-governmental organization (NGO), has launched its activities in Rwanda that will focus on empowering teen mothers to become more resilient and sustainable single parents. The NGO’s launch event was held on September 10 in Rwamagana district and was officially presided over by the…
National
Tags: Gender
EPL Kicks Off but Fans Will Wait a Little Longer to Watch from Favourite Spots
September,12 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58151" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Arsenal went off to a winning start, beating newcomers Fulham 3-0. File Photo[/caption] The English Premier League football games for the 2020/2021 season kicked off Saturday with a majority of local football fans lamenting not being able to watch the games from their favourite joints due to government measures against the spread…
Sports
Tags: Lates Sport
In Review: Kagame, African Leaders, Challenge Youth to Lead African Agriculture Transformation
September,12 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58143" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] President Kagame addressed the youth on their role in transforming Agriculture on the continent. All Photos/Village Urugwiro.[/caption] Sustainable Agricultural transformation for the African continent cannot be achieved without the involvement of the youth who must be put at the centre of efforts to modernize the sector to expand Africa’s food basket.…
News
Tags: Agribusiness
Rwanda Hesitant to Send a Beauty Queen for Miss Universe Contest
September,11 2020 Andrew Shyaka Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58134" align="alignnone" width="699"] Miss Universe contest-archive[/caption] 1000 Group Limited responsible for choosing a contestant to represent Rwanda in Miss Universe beauty pageant is still puzzled whether to send someone to attend the beauty competition given the horrible situation of Covid pandemic. This comes following Miss Universe organization’s 5 days ultimatum given to Rwanda as…
ShowBiz
Tags: Miss Rwanda
Curiosity Killed The Cat, Death of A Huye Leopard
September,11 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58129" align="alignnone" width="703"] Shoot dead[/caption] Curiosity killed the cat, they say, and for one unfortunate leopard this was literally true. Alexis Ndayambaje, a resident of Mukura in Huye, was incredulous when his child came rushing back into the house, announcing that there was a leopard outside. Confident his was not a child given to…
National
Tags: Tourism
Paul Rusesabagina At Home and Face To Face With His True Self
September,11 2020 Vincent Gasana Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58063" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Rusesabagina as dossier is handed over to the prosecution service[/caption] There is a yawning chasm between the oft repeated assertions about Rwanda, and the country as it really is. Few events could have been better designed to expose this distance between perception and reality, than the arrest of Paul Rusesabagina, hailed…
Special Reports
Tags: Rusesabagina
President Kagame to Address AGRF Presidential Summit Today
September,11 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58122" align="alignnone" width="799"] President Paul Kagame during the AGRF Youth Town hall meeting | Kigali, 10 September 2020[/caption] Paul Kagame will today address participants at the closure of the virtual annual African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) which has been held in Kigali with over 10,000 participants online. Kagame will at 4pm Central Africa Time…
International
 Rusesabagina, FLN Spokesmen Could Stand Same Trial
September,11 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

The trial of two former National Liberation Front (FLN) spokesmen Callixte Nsabimana and Herman Nsengimana resumed Thursday with prosecution pushing for cases of both terror suspected be combined in one case trial. In the case which was conducted electronically in two court rooms in Kigali, and Nyanza district; the suspect Nsabimana appeared following live from…
National
Tags: Rusesabagina
Covid-19: Skol Rwanda Assures Clients of Consumer Protection
September,11 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

Skol breweries, one of Rwanda’s favorite populace beer producers has encouraged its clients to consume its products and rest assured that this doesn’t contradict existing covid19 prevention measures if taken in the right places. In an announcement released this Thursday the brewery was concerned over incidences of some local leaders misinterpreting existing covid-19 regulations on…
Companies
Curfew Hours From 9PM, Private Transport To Rusizi Allowed
September,11 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

The cabinet has reviewed the COVID-19 curfew hours which will start at 9 PM through 5AM. The cabinet further allowed resumption of private transport to/from Rusizi, provided respect of COVID-19 prevention measures. Chaired by President Paul Kagame at Urugwiro Village on Thursday, the cabinet maintained several decisions that were taken on August 26,2020 but revised…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Traffic Under COVID-19: Accidents Claimed 90, Injured 500
September,10 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

Rwanda National Police(RNP) says road accidents killed 90 and injured 510 people in the period between March and September 2, 2020. These fatalities happened while the country has limited movements by introducing curfew hours as one of the measures intended to stop the spread of Covid-19. However, RNP spokesperson, CP John Bosco Kabera said the…
National
Tags: Police
Court to Hear Dr. Isaac Munyakazi Case Next Week
September,10 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

A Nyarugenge district court has postponed the trial case of former Minister  of State in charge of Primary and Secondary Education, Dr. Isaac Munyakazi after a co- accused suspect failed to appear in court, September 9. Dr Munyakazi was last year involved in a scandal in his docket in which he was accused of taking…
National
Tags: Kagame-Accountability
Swiss Rider Banned 4 Months Over Positive Drug test at Tour du Rwanda
September,10 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

Isreal Start-Up Nation rider has been handed a four-month ban for ‘a non-intentional anti-doping rule violation’ after he tested positive during Tour du Rwanda. The Swiss was found to have used terbutaline, a banned substance found in asthma inhalers, during the second stage of Tour du Rwanda on February 24. The 30-year-old has also been…
Sports
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Rusesabagina’s File Handed Over to Prosecution
September,09 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

The file of Paul Rusesabagina has been submitted by investigators to the National Public Prosecution Authority (NPPA), which is expected to prefer charges against the ‘Hotel Rwanda’ protagonist. Rusesabagina is likely to face charges of terrorism, forming an illegal armed group and murder among other charges. Rwanda Investigations Bureau (RIB) on Wednesday handed over the file…
International
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Rwanda Financial Sector Blooms Amidst Covid-19 Shocks 
September,09 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

The National Bank of Rwanda (BNR) has released a half year Monetary Policy and Financial Stability Statement (MPFSS) 2020, which looks promising in the financial sector despite multi-sectoral shocks due to Covid-19. The statement released this Monday indicates that Rwanda’s Economic growth averaged 7.4% (in the last 5 years) and Real GDP by 3.6% in…
Economy
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More Burundian Refugees to Return Home
September,09 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Another batch of over 500 Burundian refugees in Rwanda is expected to head home this Thursday in the second round of repatriation, following the first group which left Mahama Refugee Camp for Burundi on August 27. According to Elise Villechalane, the Spokesperson of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in Rwanda, the second…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Burundi Relations
AGRF Virtual Summit Opens in Kigali
September,08 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58023" align="alignnone" width="800"] L-R: Prime Minister Dr Edouard Ngirente, AGRAF 's Hailemariam Desalegn[/caption] The African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) Board Chairman, Hailemariam Desalegn has hailed Rwanda for taking a lead in transforming agriculture growth on the continent. Desalegn, also former Ethiopian Prime Minister said that Africa’s drive to fuel agriculture at the heart of…
Economy
Genocide Denial for 21st Century: Kambanda’s Attempts to Rewrite History
September,08 2020 Vincent Gasana Comments(0)

Should a man serving a life sentence for inciting and leading the mass murder of over a million men, women and children be allowed to publish a book in which he attempts to wash his hands of that crime? “Mr Jean Kambanda, having deliberated and after verifying that your plea of guilty is voluntary, unequivocal…
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Active Crew Singer Derek Could Be Starting A New Group
September,08 2020 Andrew Shyaka Comments(0)

 Derek Sano Rutangira a member of local dancing crew turned musicians, Active Crew is on verge of starting a new crew made up of two female upcoming artists including him as a lead vocalist. The news came following ongoing rumors that, Derek who before COVID-19  outbreak had gone back to school to study music, living…
ShowBiz
Tags: Local Music
President Kagame Hails Courts for Delivering Amid COVID-19
September,08 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_57993" align="aligncenter" width="1046"] President Kagame addressed the commencement of the Judicial Year virtually due to the COVID-19 outbreak.[/caption] President Paul Kagame on Monday commended the country’s Judiciary for continuing to deliver justice during the New Coronavirus pandemic, pointing out that courts should continue doing even more using the existing means of technology to meet…
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I Haven’t Earned any Profit from Seka Live – Arthur
September,07 2020 Andrew Shyaka Comments(0)

Seka comedy shows founder comedian Arthur Nkusi confessed that he has never reaped a single coin from Seka comedy shows as a profit but he keeps doing it because of “the love he has for comedy and creative art industry.” Seka Live comedy shows started way back in 2017 and all shows have been attended…
ShowBiz
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Sponsored: Kamonyi Residents Complete Basic Training In Cooperative Management
September,07 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

Forty residents grouped into two sessions in Kamonyi district, Southern Province have finished basic training in cooperatives operations, management skills, and business initiatives through self-help groups.The three-day training facilitated by Global Civic Sharing Rwanda (GCS Rwanda), a South Korean nonprofit organization that aims at creating economic self-reliance for the communities in Kamonyi district started on…
Economy
Report Suggests Recovery Options of Drained Rusizi Hot Springs
September,07 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

 A final expert assessment report on recent drainage of hot spring in Rusizi district has recommended restoration of the springs in a cheap and safe way, taking into consideration that the springs remained intact. The report released September 1, describes the local geology, problems reported, causes, and provides five ways to restore the former water…
National
Tags: Environment
Covid19: Egypt, Rwanda Strengthen Health Cooperation
September,07 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

Rwanda has received shipment of Covid19 personal protection equipment from the Arab Republic of Egypt that will be used by front line health workers in treatment of coronavirus cases in key health facilities. The donation worth $150,000 was handed over this morning at Kigali international airport (KIA) by the Egyptian envoy to Rwanda, Ambassador Ahmed…
International
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“We will Rein It In” -President Kagame Weighs in on Police Brutality Debate
September,07 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_57954" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] President Kagame speaks during the interview on Sunday, September 6, 2020. Photos: Village Urugwiro[/caption]   President Paul Kagame has spoken out on an ongoing debate on police brutality following recent incidents in which Rwandan National Police (RNP) officers have been on the spot for using excessive force in apprehending errant suspects,…
National
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Rwanda: Victims Of COVID-19 Now 19
September,06 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_57467" align="alignnone" width="702"] Burrial of the first victim of COVID-19 in June 2020[/caption] Rwanda has confirmed another COVID-19 death which brought the number to 19 since the first case was confirmed on March 14. "Condolences to family of 76-year-old woman who passed away in Kigali," Ministry of Health update reads in part. The victim…
National
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Rusesabagina Was Not Kidnapped -President Kagame
September,06 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame spoke out for the first time on the circumstances under which self-styled humanitarian and politician Paul Rusesabagina was arrested, ruling out claims that he was kidnapped. The Head of State made the remarks on Sunday during a televised talk show in which he took questions from local and international journalists as well…
International
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President Kagame Laughs Off Death Rumours
September,06 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_57923" align="alignnone" width="800"] President Paul Kagame[/caption] President Paul Kagame has addressed rumours that were recently propagated around his health while suggesting that there should be a balance to strike between governments that seek to protect people and their interests and providers of the technology that gives access and freedom on social media platforms to…
National
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“How Rwanda Works” It’s The Little Things
September,06 2020 Vincent Gasana Comments(0)

“How Rwanda works”, or “#HowRwandaworks” is something you will come across on twitter, posted by Rwandans celebrating the efficiency of their country’s government. These usually flag up some notable achievement, but the essence of what they celebrate can arguably be best found in the little things.  My to do list was unequivocal, it would be…
National
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A Washington Post Piece Tries to Sanitize Rusesabagina with Discredited Attacks on Rwanda
September,06 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_57680" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Clad in a black suit, white shirt & red tie, Rusesabagina disembarks the RIB van[/caption] A certain American gentleman, Jeffrey Smith of a group called Vanguard Africa, terms himself a “supporter of pro-democracy initiatives in Africa”. But once again – with an article he’s published on Rwanda in The Washington Post,…
International
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Justice Minister Busingye Promises to Address Use of Excessive Force Permanently
September,05 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_56811" align="aligncenter" width="680"] The Minister of Justice and Attorney General Johnston Busingye.[/caption] The Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Johnston Busingye has spoken out on recent concerns of use of excessive force in law enforcement, pointing out that the Government of Rwanda will work to address the challenge through policy and operational measures. Minister…
National
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City of Kigali Launches New, Citizen Centered Master Plan
September,05 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

The City of Kigali has unveiled a new and accommodative master plan that will allow city dwellers to know what and where to invest their resources. The new Kigali City Master Plan (KCMP), launched this Saturday, indicates nine key integral areas of land use which will define the city of Kigali in the next 30…
National
Shot 4 Times and Miraculously Survived, Ntirandekura Prays Justice is Served for Rusesabagina, Nsabimana
September,05 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_57871" align="aligncenter" width="810"] Ntakirende Ntirandekura survived the attacks but the scars remain.[/caption] There is an old Kinyarwanda proverb that goes that when your father doesn’t love you, he will give you a bad name and the opposite is also true. This means that if your parent gives you a good name, good luck follows…
National
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Kwita Izina2020: 24 Baby Gorillas Will Be Named Online
September,04 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_13161" align="alignnone" width="941"] Every year Rwanda organises a Gorilla naming ceremony for every new gorilla babies. Rwanda is home to 880 mountain gorillas left on the planet[/caption] The Gorilla Naming Ceremony- Kwita Izina, will for the first time in 16 years be held online due to the current coronavirus situation that has pushed most…
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How Producer ‘Element’ Dropped Earlier Dream
September,04 2020 Andrew Shyaka Comments(0)

Rwanda’s youngest producer real name Robinson Fred Mugisha alias Element reveals that he started as a singer but he later discovered his niche as a producer rather than a singer after having bad working experience with producers. Element is one of the hottest selling audio producers around the town. He turned producer following un-seriousness, he…
ShowBiz
Tags: Local Music
Rwanda Stands Out At the Bonn Challenge Review
September,04 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_56607" align="alignnone" width="2560"] IUCN has been providing Technical Support in Forest Landscape Restoration and Integrated Water Resources Management in Rwanda[/caption] From Rwanda to Guatemala, a new report on a global challenge to plant trees has showed that fewer countries have failed to unleash their potential to restore forests while some others like Rwanda have…
International
Tags: Environment
A-31 Year Old Man Dies of COVID-19 in Kigali
September,03 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_12812" align="alignnone" width="675"] Rusororo cemetery[/caption] There has always been evidence that challenges the youth to understand that COVID-19 is as dangerous to the elderly as it is to the youth. Rwanda registered 18 victims since the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed on March 14, 2020, and the latest, this Thursday, is a young…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
I Co-produce My Songs – Igor
September,03 2020 Andrew Shyaka Comments(0)

Drummer, producer and singer Igor Mabano reveals that, he produces most of his songs and give them to producer Ishimwe Clement to do mastering as senior producer. The Gake singer is known by many as an artiste on the microphone but he does lots of work in the studio including producing music for other artistes.…
ShowBiz
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Burundian Refugees Football Team Seeks to Compete in Rwandan League
September,03 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Amatavu FC, a team of Burundian refugees from Mahama refugee camp located in Kirehe District-Eastern province of Rwanda has written to Rwanda's football body-Ferwafa, requesting to join the second division of Rwandan league. The team officials quoted the decision of the International Olympic Committee which directs that refugees should be allowed in the tournaments/competitions from…
Sports
COVID-19: Kigali City Market Reopens
September,03 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

It has been 17 difficult days for the traders of Kigali City Market and their neighbors who closed business on August 17 following a spike of COVID-19 cases which was blamed on loosening in observing measures among the occupants. On Thursday morning, Kigali City reopened the shop which is allegedly the biggest of the country…
Economy
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City of Kigali Sets Penalties Against Violators of COVID-19 Measures
September,03 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_57557" align="alignnone" width="750"] Taken during a party in Kigali, under COVID-19-A photo that would attract several fines[/caption] The cost of violating measures intended to fight COVID-19 is becoming higher and higher in Rwanda’s capital city-Kigali and across the country. A nine page instructions of by the City Council including fines that to be paid…
National
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A Citizen From Rusizi District Becomes the 17th Victim of COVID-19
September,02 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

A citizen from Rusizi district, Western Rwanda has become the 17th victim of COVID-19 in the middle of the country's intense fight against COVID-19. "Condolences to the family of 71-year-old Rwandan who passed away in Rusizi,"reads part of the communique by the Ministry of Health on Wednesday. The country entered a difficult period in the…
National
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85 Per Cent of Candidates Fail Teachers’ Recruitment Exam
September,02 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_55901" align="alignnone" width="1080"] REB's boss looking at a questionnaire of a candidate during teachers' recruitment exercise last month. 85% of the candidates failed[/caption] The Rwanda EducationBoard(REB) is set to organize the second phase of teachers' recruitment examination after 34,134 candidates failed to score the required the pass mark in the latest recruitment exams. The…
National
Tags: Education
Kabuga In Court Over Transfer to Arusha
September,02 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

A French Court of Cassation will today examine the appeal case of Rwanda genocide suspect Félicien Kabuga who is contesting being tried by international justice. Kabuga, who stands 11 counts of genocide was arrested on May 16 in Paris-Frane after 26 years of evading justice. He is currently imprisoned in the Parisian capital awaiting his…
International
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Left To Deliver, Murdered in Cold Blood: The Story of One of Genocide Victims In Kivugiza Mass Graves
September,02 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_57755" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Kampogo Beltilde tells the story of her brother Rusengo Glegoire and his family. She recognised these clothes of their 3-week old baby who was murdered during the Genocide. Neighbors tell Rusengo's story but none knew how his family was killed until Mid August this year.[/caption] During the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi,…
Special Reports
Tags: Best Of Kwibuka
IUCN Global Environment Series to Discuss Reforestation of 150M Ha
September,01 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_33118" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Gishwati - Mukura forest[/caption] The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) will this Wednesday hold a series of a global digital events to celebrate the first major milestone of the Bonn Challenge and the enormous impact of the forest landscape restoration (FLR) movement. The 5 live discussions to be streamed…
International
Tags: Environment
Bank of Kigali Financials Remain Steadfast Despite Covid-19 Pressure
September,01 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

The Bank of Kigali (BK) Group has registered an increase in net incomes and assets in the second and first half financials despite facing a negative impact of coronavirus on its non-interest income, loan loss provisions and increased non-performing loans. The bank recorded a net Income of Rwf16.1 billion (US$ 17.0 million) an increase of…
Companies
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You Have Our Full Support- President Kagame to AfDB’s Dr Adesina
September,01 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_57723" align="aligncenter" width="2038"] President Kagame meeting Dr Adesina at a past event in 2016.[/caption] President Kagame has given his full support to the re-elected President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, saying that the continent will rally behind him to lead the bank through the New Coronavirus period. President Kagame,…
Economy
Tags: International Banks
End of An Era: Plotting Terror, Denying the Genocide- How Rusesabagina Hoodwinked the World For Years
September,01 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_57679" align="aligncenter" width="1079"] Rusesabagina arriving at RIB Headquarters in Kimihurura on Monday, August 31, 2020.[/caption] In an interview with Voice of America’s Eddie Rwema posted on February 4, 2016, political activist and self-proclaimed Hotel Rwanda ‘hero’ Paul Rusesabagina declared that he had ‘officially’ joined politics and that himself and allied groups would not rest…
National
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