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Rest In Peace: Catholic Priest Perish In A Fatal Accident
August,05 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

The Catholic Priest for Cyahinda parish church located in Nyaruguru district Southern Province, Jean Claude Buhanga has died in a fatal traffic accident. Father Buhanga died after his car was crashed by a heavy-duty truck on his way to Kibeho Parish from his home parish. The eyewitnesses say that the priest died on the spot…
National
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Rwanda, CAR Commit to Strengthen Partnerships to Restore Peace, Boost Trade`
August,05 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Rwanda and the Central African Republic (CAR) have agreed to strengthen partnerships aimed at restoring peace and unity and boost trade between the two countries. President Paul Kagame and his CAR counterpart, Faustin-Archange Touadéra on Thursday held talks and witnessed the signing of key agreements of cooperation in the areas of defence and security, geology…
National
Tags: Big-story, Rwanda-CAR Relations
IN PICTURES: President Kagame Receives President Touadéra
August,05 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68726" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] President Kagame[/caption] President Paul Kagame on Thursday afternoon received President Faustin-Archange Touadéra of Central African Republic (CAR) at Urugwiro Village ahead of bilateral talks and the signing of agreements between the two countries. President Touadéra was introduced to senior government officials before he  inspected a guard of honour, mounted by Rwanda…
National
Tags: Big-story, Rwanda-CAR Relations
PICTORIAL: CAR President Touadéra Arrives in Rwanda for State Visit
August,05 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68710" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Biruta, welcomes President Touadéra at Kigali International Airport.[/caption] President Faustin-Archange Touadéra of the Central African Republic arrived in Rwanda this afternoon for a State . He will be received by President Kagame at Urugwiro Village where the two Heads of State will hold a closed-door…
National
Tags: Latestnews, Rwanda-CAR Relations
Bilateral Agreements, Trip to Kinigi Model Village: What is On Schedule for President Touadéra Visit?
August,05 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68688" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] President Touadéra of CAR, seen here with President Kagame in 2019, will arrive in Rwanda today for a busy state visit.[/caption] The Office of the President has released the schedule for the visit of President Faustin-Archange Touadéra of the Central African Republic in Rwanda who is set to arrive in Rwanda…
National
Tags: Latestnews, Rwanda-CAR Relations
Covid-19: New Mass Vaccination Launched in Most Affected Areas
August,04 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_66968" align="alignnone" width="680"] A health worker vaccinates a woman.[/caption] Rwanda's Ministry of Health has resumed Covid-19 mass vaccination campaign in all public health facilities in the City of Kigali and across high-burdened districts. According to Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC), all those that are receiving vaccines are requested to bring with them their identity or…
National
Tags: Coronavirus, Latestnews
Veteran Singer Sudi Mavenge Admits His Hit Songs Were Not Originally His, Apologises to Fans
August,04 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68693" align="aligncenter" width="700"] The singer admitted his hits are not originally his.[/caption]  He is one of the celebrated veteran musicians in Rwanda but many did not know that the songs that made Sudi Mavenge were not originally his.  Mavenge admitted that the songs he sings are not his own but were composed by Gaetan…
ShowBiz
Tags: Latestnews, ShowBiz
CAR President Expected in Kigali on Thursday
August,04 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68688" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] President Touadéra with President Kagame in 2019. The two leaders are expected to discuss the security situation in the Central African country.[/caption] Central Africa Republic (CAR) President, Faustin-Archange Touadéra is expected to arrive in Rwanda Thursday this week for a state visit. President Touadéra is expected to hold closed talks with…
National
Tags: Central African Republic, Latestnews
Rwanda, Mozambique Forces Push Out Insurgents, Re-Occupy Awasse
August,04 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68680" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Military equipment and ammunition was captured from the insurgents.[/caption] Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) has confirmed that a collaborated offensive with Mozambique forces (FADM) has resulted in regaining control of the Awasse locality which was occupied by Al Shabaab insurgents in Mozambique. The Awasse zone has been occupied by the Al Shabaab…
Uncategorized
Tags: Kagame-Nyusi, Latestnews
Platini P’s Music Set to Go Global
August,04 2021 Andrew Shyaka Comments(0)

Music star Platini Nemeye alias Platin P vows to introduce Rwandan music on globe scene after signing a new deal with Nigeria’s company renowned for promoting artists ‘One Percent MGT." 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…
ShowBiz
Tags: Latestnews, Local Music
How CPCIC is contributing to Rwanda’s Green Growth Agenda through Tech Shift
August,04 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

The Cleaner Production and Climate Innovation Centre (CPCIC) was established in 2019 to operate as a government-owned company under the National Industrial Research and Development Agency (NIRDA). CPCIC was a result of reforms in the then Rwanda Resource Efficiency and Cleaner Production (RRECPC) that was fomed in 2008 and the long-envisioned Climate Innovation Centre (CIC).…
National
Tags: Big-story
Rwanda Deploys More Troops in Central African Republic
August,03 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Rwanda has started the deployment of an additional Infantry Battalion of 750 military personnel to the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Central African Republic (MINUSCA). Today, the advance party of the contingent composed of 300 peacekeepers led by Lt Col Patrick Rugomboka were airlifted from Kigali International Airport to Bangui. The peacekeepers were…
National
Tags: Latestnews, RDF
KWAHERI: President Samia Suluhu Hassan Seen Off By President Kagame
August,03 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68648" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] President Kagame bids farewell to President Samia Suluhu at Kigali International Airport. Photos/Plaisir Muzogeye.[/caption] Tanzania's Pesident, Samia Suluhu Hassan concluded her two day state visit to Rwanda on Tuesday afternoon, where she was seen off by President Paul Kagame at Kigali International Airport, after the two leaders visited different factories in…
National
Tags: Latestnews, Rwanda-Tanzania Relations
President Suluhu Hassan Mourns Deceased Tanzania Defence Minister
August,03 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68642" align="alignnone" width="731"] Late Elias Kwandikwa[/caption] Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan has mourned her former Defence Minister Elias Kwandikwa. Kwandikwa, 55, died on Monday night August 2, 2021 at a time when President Suluhu Hassan is out of the country for a 2-day State visit to Rwanda which started Monday. President Hassan sent a…
Obituaries
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EdTech Monday: One Laptop Per Teacher Program Gains Momentum
August,03 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68637" align="alignnone" width="1032"] Beneficiaries of One Laptop per teacher[/caption] The Ministry of Education says 11,000 laptops have been distributed to public primary and secondary teachers under the “One Laptop per Teacher” initiative that started in April 2021. According to the Ministry of Education, the national distribution has reached 11,000 compared to 88,000 primary and…
National
Tags: Education, Latestnews
Rwanda Requests Tanzania to Offer Kiswahili Teachers
August,03 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame yesterday asked his Tanzanian counterpart President Samia Suluhu Hassan who is in Rwanda on a two-day state visit to offer Kiswahili teachers that will help in further teaching of the language in schools. In February 2017, Rwanda parliament passed the organic law establishing Kiswahili as an official language. Kiswahili joined Kinyarwanda, English,…
National
Tags: Latestnews, Rwanda-Tanzania Relations
How Will Rwanda Spend The $620m Raised Through10-Year Eurobond?
August,03 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

The Government of Rwanda says it has successfully raised US$ 620 million through the issuance of a 10-year Eurobond, the proceeds of which will be used to retire an existing $400 Eurobond issued in 2013, which is due in 2023 while the remainder will be spent on key projects. Announcing the results from the latest…
National
Tags: Financing, Latestnews
God Bless Them And Allow Them To Rest In Peace – President Suluhu At Kigali Genocide Memorial
August,03 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Tanzania's President Samia Hassan Suluhu who is in Rwanda for a two-day state visit has paid tribute to the victims of the 1994 Genocide committed against Tutsi where more than one million Tutsi were massacred in three consecutive months. On her first day of the visit, August 2, the president visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial…
Regional
Tags: Latestnews, Rwanda-Tanzania Relations
Platini P Jets off to Nigeria 
August,02 2021 Andrew Shyaka Comments(0)

Former Dream Boyz singer Platini P travels to Lagos Nigeria to shot a music video as well as securing possible music collaborations with Nigeria's music counterparts. Ever since embarking on a solo career, the Atansiyo hitmaker has been dropping hit after hit with flashy music videos done from various countries. Platini revealed that his Nigerian…
ShowBiz
Tags: Latestnews, Local Music
Rwanda and Tanzania Share More Than Just a Border- President Kagame
August,02 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

  [caption id="attachment_68589" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] President Samia Suluhu Hassan and President Kagame addressing the press. Photos/Plaisir Muzogeye.[/caption] President Paul Kagame says Rwanda and Tanzania are united by much more than the border that separates the two countries but rather historical ties and shared aspirations that date many years back. The Head of State made the…
National
Tags: Big-story, Rwanda-Tanzania Relations
Pictorial: President Paul Kagame Welcomes President Samia Hassan Suluhu at Village Urugwiro
August,02 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has welcomed his Tanzanian counterpart Samia Suluhu Hassan who is a-two day state visit to Rwanda in fanfare reception at Village Urugwiro, on Monday. After a tete-a-tete, the two officials will hold a joint press conference at Village Urugwiro. President Kagame will host his Tanzanian counterpart at a state dinner this evening.…
Regional
Tags: Latestnews, Rwanda-Tanzania Relations
Hapa Kazi Tu: Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Starts State Visit to Rwanda
August,02 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

President Samia Suluhu Hassan of Tanzania has arrived in Kigali for a 2-day state visit to Rwanda where she will meet her counterpart President Paul Kagame and the press. President of the Swahili-speaking nation Suluhu arrived via Air Tanzania whose Kiswahili motto-Hapa Kazi Tu- suggests that her government means hard work. She was received by…
Regional
Tags: Latestnews, Rwanda-Tanzania Relations
Rwanda-Tanzania Ties: President Samia Suluhu Hassan Expected in Kigali for a 2-day State Visit
August,01 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68544" align="aligncenter" width="690"] The President of Tanzania Samia Suluhu Hassan arrives in Rwanda on Monday.[/caption] The Office of the President has confirmed that President of Tanzania Samia Suluhu Hassan of Tanzania will arrive in Rwanda on Monday for a two-day state visit aimed at strengthening relations between the two countries. "Tomorrow at Urugwiro Village,…
National
Tags: Latestnews, Rwanda-Tanzania Relations
Rwanda Slashes COVID-19 Rapid Test Cost by Half
August,01 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68229" align="aligncenter" width="799"] A health worker tests a person in the recent mass testing exercise in the City of Kigali.[/caption] Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC) on Sunday announced that the cost of taking a rapid COVID-19 test will be reduced by half effective August 9. Currently, an Antigen COVID-19 rapid test costs Rwf10, 000 while…
National
Tags: Coronavirus, Latestnews
Singer Nsengiyumva- Igisupusupu Appeals Defilement, Child Labor case
August,01 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_37308" align="alignnone" width="640"] Francois Nsengiyumva a.k.a Igisupusupu[/caption] Popular traditional folk-string instrument player and singer Francois Nsengiyumva, commonly known as ‘Igisupusupu’, has appealed a mandatory 30-day detention in a case where he is charged with sexually abusing an under age girl. Nsengiyumva, the 44-year-old, who broke out on the music scene in December 2018, with…
ShowBiz
Tags: Latestnews, Local Music
Rwanda Passes Bill on Foundations to Fulfill OECD Requirements
August,01 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68533" align="alignnone" width="679"] OECD member country flags[/caption] Rwanda Parliament has passed a new bill that will allow the country to implement requirements of being a new member of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The OECD is an international cooperation organisation with over 135 member states that works to build better policies…
International
Tags: Latestnews, Rwanda Parliament
Lockdown Measures Lifted, And The Flood Gates Open
August,01 2021 Plaisir Muzogeye Comments(0)

Like opening the flood gates on a dam. Just a few hours after lockdown measures to bring down the rising numbers of Covid-19 infections are relaxed, in Kigali and several other districts around the country, birdsong is once again drowned out by the noise of the traffic. At Nyabugogo terminus, where almost all journeys around…
National
Tags: Coronavirus, Latestnews
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