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Queen Cha Waves Goodbye to The Mane Records
April,19 2021 Andrew Shyaka Comments(0)

Singer Queen Cha real names Yvonne Mugemana becomes the third artist to leave The Mane records after Jay Polly and Safi Madiba, Queen Cha had spent almost one year without releasing a solo song apart from collabos with other artists and it looks like it’s the main reason why she decided to quit the label.…
ShowBiz
Tags: Latestnews, Local Music
Affordable Housing: Bank of Kigali Offers Mortgage Loan at 11% Rate
April,19 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_64972" align="alignnone" width="687"] NextGen Developers Ltd, located in Gasabo District, Bumbogo Sector, Nyabikenke Cell, Karama Village[/caption] Bank of Kigali (BK) has reintroduced an affordable housing financing scheme that will enable Rwandans to own a dream house on a low interest rate with long-term repayment duration of up to 20 years. You can get your…
Companies
Tags: BK, Latestnews
Genocide: New Report Says French Government Bears Significant Responsibility in Rwanda
April,19 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_64966" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Dr. Biruta said Rwanda will not be taking any action on the report whose purpose is to set the record straight.[/caption] A new report commissioned by the Government of Rwanda says the French government under President Francois Mitterrand “bears significant responsibility” in Rwanda, not only in the 1994 Genocide against the…
National
Tags: Big-story, Rwanda-France Relations
Savings Scheme to Save Women Living with HIV/AIDS
April,19 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_64947" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Distribution of food ratios to the vulnerable women living with HIV/AIDS in Jabana[/caption] Justine Mukamana (not real names) is a single mother of three living in Jabana sector in Kigali city, who has been living with HIV/AIDS since 2010. Before the COVID-19 pandemic in March, 2020, she depended on hawking children…
National
Tags: Latestnews
Massacre at Ndera Hospital: Not Even the Vulnerable Were to Be Spared
April,18 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_64942" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Charles Nkubiri, Director General of Ndera Psychiatric hospital[/caption] When the Genocide started on 7 April 1994, Nadine Uwamahoro was nine years old living with her family that comprised of her mother and five siblings in Ndera Sector, Gasabo District, Kigali City. In the morning, one of their neighbors only remembered as…
National
Tags: Kwibuka27, Latestnews
Amalon Quits 1k Entertainment
April,17 2021 Andrew Shyaka Comments(0)

After two years working under 1K Entertainment, singer Amalon finally admits quitting the label in search for greener pastures. This comes following months of rumors alleging the young talented singer to have left 1K secretly after over four months without releasing any new music. 1K entertainment was forced to issue a press release clearing the…
ShowBiz
Tags: Latestnews, Local Music
Pressure Mounts on University of Cambridge to Drop Genocide Denier Judi Rever
April,17 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_64913" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] The University of Cambridge has come under pressure to drop Judi Rever from a panel discussion next week.[/caption] The UK’s University of Cambridge has come under intense pressure to drop notorious genocide denier Judi Rever from panel set to discuss regional issues next week, with sections of people accusing the university…
National
Tags: Genocide Denial, Latestnews
Rwanda Welcomes Deportation of Genocide Suspect from U.S
April,17 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_64905" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Munyenyezi in being handcuffed upon arrival at Kigali International Airport. [/caption] The Rwandan government says it welcomes the deportation of yet another genocide suspect by the United States, to Rwanda, to face trial, despite the North American country recently coming under scrutiny for failing to correctly name the 1994 Genocide against the…
National
Tags: Big-story, Genocide Perpetrators
Rwanda Among Countries in Good Economic Recovery Trend – IMF Report
April,16 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

Sub-Saharan Africa’s economic growth is set to recover in 2021 but the path to overcoming the long-lasting effects of COVID-19 pandemic will be difficult unless vaccination is given priority, International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said. IMF said that this year, sub-Saharan Africa is projected to grow by 3.4 percent, recovering from the 1.9 percent contraction…
Economy
Tags: International Banks, Latestnews
Rwanda: Students Start the Crucial Third Term
April,16 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

The third term of the most difficult academic year in Rwanda’s calendar is scheduled to start next week, April 19, 2021. After celebration of Easter and commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi with their families the students will on Monday resume the courses which involved several interruptions here every now and then due to…
National
Tags: Education, Latestnews
U.S Deports Genocide Suspect Munyenyezi to Rwanda
April,16 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_64887" align="aligncenter" width="873"] Beatrice Munyenyezi arrives in Kigali this Friday evening.[/caption] The United States has deported a genocide suspect to Rwanda, previously found guilty of lying about herself to obtain American citizenship in fraudulent manner. Beatrice Munyenyezi is set to arrive at Kigali International Airport, at 7pm this Friday evening.  The Directorate of Immigration…
National
Tags: Genocide Perpetrators, Latestnews
EAC Moves to Harmonize Procurement Tools to Promote Key Sectors
April,15 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_64877" align="alignnone" width="680"] Rwanda e-Procurement call center (e-umucyo) was launched: 3131 toll free for locals and +250788381536 for internationals by Minister Dr. Uzziel Ndagijimana, Hon. Christophe Bazivamo, the EAC Deputy Secretary General in charge of Productive and Social Sectors, alonside Joyeuse Uwingeneye, the DG of RPPA[/caption] The East African Community (EAC) Deputy Secretary General…
Regional
Tags: EAC Deals, Latestnews
Cabinet Meeting: DCG Marizamunda Appointed Commissioner General, Rwanda Correctional Service
April,15 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_64859" align="alignnone" width="635"] Top Down from Left: Juvenal Marizamunda. Jean Bosco Rushingabigwi, Head of Department for Media Sector Coordination at RGB, Ujeneza Jeanne Chantal, Fred Mufulukye[/caption] The cabinet meeting held on April 14 has appointed Deputy Commissioner-General(DCG) Juvenal Marizamunda as Commissioner General of Rwanda Correctional Service(RCS). [caption id="attachment_64863" align="alignnone" width="1080"] President Paul Kagame at…
National
Tags: Cabinet, Latestnews
Featured: Rwanda to Host 13th East African Procurement Forum
April,14 2021 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

The Government of Rwanda through Rwanda Public Procurement Authority (RPPA) is set to host the 13th East African Procurement Forum from 15th to 16th April 2021 at Kigali Convention Center. Hosted in Rwanda for the 3rd time, the forum will be held under the theme “Strengthening Integrity and Accountability in Public Procurement for an Effective…
Regional
Tags: Latestnews
Actor Frankie Joe Blames ‘Social Media Stars for Not Doing Much’ to Fight Genocide Denial 
April,14 2021 Andrew Shyaka Comments(0)

Ex-BBA star and singer Frankie Joe real name Frank Rukundo has no remorse over his words condemning social media celebrities for not using their huge followings to spread positive messages during the commemoration week. The singer turned model and actor blamed local social media influencers and stars with millions of followers on social media platforms…
ShowBiz
Tags: Latestnews, Music Stars
Without India, Africa Would Still Be Waiting for Vaccines- President Kagame
April,14 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_63147" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] President Kagame says India has been key in African countries receiving vaccines for COVID-File Photo/Village Urugwiro.[/caption] President Paul Kagame said that without the intervention of India to manufacture vaccines, African would perhaps still be waiting for COVID-19 vaccines.  The Head of State made the observation on Tuesday during the annual Raisina…
National
Tags: Big-story, Rwanda - India Relations
Kwibuka 27: A Letter to Genocide Survivors
April,13 2021 Dan Ngabonziza Comments(0)

Dear genocide survivors; Mukomere kandi mutwaze! I am writing this letter to you with deep sorrow. As the official week of the 27th commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi winds up today – ushering us into yet another 93 days of grief as we continue to remember and honour our beloved parents, sisters, brothers,…
Voices
Tags: Kwibuka27
Armed Gang Terrorizing Rusizi Residents Arrested
April,13 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_64802" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] RIB paraded members of the armed gang at Kamembe station.[/caption] Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) has paraded 12 people suspected of belonging to an armed gang that was terrorising residents in Rusizi district, in the south western part of the country. The investigative body said the dozen individuals who include one woman…
National
Tags: Latestnews, RIB
German Injects €78 M Into Rwanda’s COVID-19 Recovery
April,12 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

Rwanda and Germany have signed €78 million (Rwf90billion) agreement to support decentralization, good governance, exports promotion and technical education (TVET) among other initiatives. The financing and technical cooperation agreements was penned between Minister of Finance and Economic Planning Dr. Uzziel Ndagijimana and the Ambassador of Germany to Rwanda Dr. Thomas Kurz in Kigali this April…
Economy
Tags: Latestnews
“We Are Devastated”-Singer Tom Close on Losing Father-in-Law
April,12 2021 KT Press Staff Writer Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_64783" align="aligncenter" width="596"] Tricia Ange Niyonshuti posted a photo of herself being walked down the aisle by her deceased father.[/caption] Singer and professional physician Tom Close has spoken out about the loss of his father-in-law and father to his wife Ange Tricia Niyonshuti, describing his death as devastating to the family. Niyonshuti announced the…
ShowBiz
Tags: Latestnews, ShowBiz
President Kagame on How Africa Can Leverage Strategic Partnerships to Manufacture Own Vaccines
April,12 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_64776" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] President Kagame during the virtual conference organised by the AU and Africa CDC. Photos/Village Urugwiro.[/caption] President Paul Kagame says it is high time Africa started building strategic partnerships that would help the continent manufacture her own vaccines rather than depend on external goodwill for present and future pandemics. The Head of…
National
Tags: Big-story, President Paul Kagame
President Paul Kagame to Attend Africa Vaccination Manufacturing Conference
April,11 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_64384" align="alignnone" width="2048"] President Kagame says Africa manufucturin. File Photo/Village Urugwiro.[/caption] President Paul Kagame will be among African leaders who will discuss the Africa vaccine manufacturing conference. The 2-day Africa’s vaccine manufacturing virtual conference is scheduled on  Apil 12-13, 2021 and was organised by the African Union (AU), the Africa Center for Disease Control…
International
Tags: Latestnews
Rapper, Actor DMX Dead At 50
April,11 2021 Vincent Gasana Comments(0)

The many fans of rap artist and actor, Earl Simmons, better known by his stage name DMX, are mourning the star’s early death from a reported heart attack. He was 50 years of age.  Simmons was of the most celebrated, and successful rappers of his generation. He came to prominence in the 90s, quickly distinguishing…
Obituaries
Tags: Latestnews, Music Stars
Rwanda’s E-mobility firm Gets $3.5m Investment, Plans Regional Expansion
April,09 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(1)

[caption id="attachment_64748" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Minister of Infrastructure Claver Gatete tests one of the Ampersand e-motorcycles in Kigali[/caption] Rwanda’s e-mobility company, Ampersand has closed a private investment in electric mobility which will enable the company to increase more electric motorcycles (e-motos). Ampersand Rwanda assembles electric motorbikes in Rwanda and builds charging systems with plans to reach…
Technology
Tags: Latestnews
Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II’s Husband Dies At Age 99
April,09 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

  Prince Philip, the husband to Queen Elizabeth II, has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace has said. Buckingham Palace where he has been staying among other royals didn’t reveal the cause of his death but said: "It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His…
Obituaries
Tags: Latestnews
Min. Gatabazi Gives His Personal Phone Number To Nyaruguru Residents To Share Any Information that Matters 
April,06 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

  Jean Marie Vianney Gatabazi, the new Minister of Local Government (MINALOC) has directed village leaders to solve existing problems, without residents waiting to fight for microphones to report their problems to President Paul Kagame when he visits them. Gatabazi was on a one-day visit to Ruheru and Nyabimata sectors, Nyaruguru district of Southern province…
National
Tags: Big-story, Local Govt
Rwanda Prepares to Handle Trauma Cases Ahead of Kwibuka27
April,05 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_64578" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Claire Nancy Misago, Director of Community Mental Health at RBC[/caption] The Ministry of Health through Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) has announced plans of using mobile phone connections to intervene in cases of trauma and stress disorders during the 27th commemoration of the 1994 genocide against Tutsi. The plan which involves using…
National
Tags: Health, Latestnews
How A Stranger Trashed Teenager’s Dream to Become A Policewoman
April,05 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Five years ago, Janvière Uwimana (not real name) from Nyaruguru district traveled to Kigali to pay a visit to her relatives and this was not the first time. She was 17 years old then. One fateful morning, the family sent her for some shopping at an adjacent kiosk when a man called her while on…
Society
Tags: Big-story
Easter Sunday: Jesus Died and Rose Again But World Remains In Uncertainties
April,04 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_64546" align="alignnone" width="758"] Children flock to Pope Francis during Good Friday service. Photo CNN[/caption] The world has today celebrated Easter Sunday, the resurrection of Jesus Christ after crucifixion at Calvary by the Romans on Holy Friday nearly two millenniums ago. More than 1.3 billion Christians from the catholic church are joined by millions of…
Society
Tags: Latestnews
Charlotte Mukankusi Forced Me to Join RNC In Uganda – Extradited Rwandan Says 
April,03 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_64527" align="alignnone" width="1080"] The nine Rwandans that were extradited[/caption] A Rwandan who traveled to Uganda for business purposes nine years ago was deported today among 8 compatriots. He says that he used a Rwandan passport to cross the Gatuna Border to conduct his business until last year in November when one night, a team…
Regional
Tags: Latestnews, Rwanda-Uganda Relations
The Day A Local Government Official Felt The Need To Learn Sign Language 
April,03 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_64520" align="alignnone" width="631"] Jean Pierre Mwenedata, the Executive Secretary of Mushonyi sector, Rutsiro district[/caption] We all have our own experience when we first meet people with hearing impairment; how we struggle to share our point, how they struggle to convey their message. Last year, Jean Pierre Mwenedata, the Executive Secretary of Mushonyi sector, Rutsiro…
Society
Tags: Education, Latestnews
How Rwanda Plans to Eliminate HFCs Under Montreal Protocol
April,03 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

The Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol was signed in Kigali in 2016 where signatories successfully  penned the historic agreement that sought to avoid up to 0.5°C of global warming by the end of the century: After the recent amendment of the Protocol to phase down production and use of Hydro-fluoro-carbons (HFCs) which trap heat…
Technology
Tags: Latestnews
Kwibuka27: Born In Israel, ‘Renewed Memory’ Expands to Rwanda
April,02 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_64506" align="alignnone" width="646"] Ron Adam, Israel Ambassador to Rwanda[/caption] The Organisation of Rwandan Alumni of Genocide Survivor Students’ Association (GAERG) and an Israel based organization, Renewed Memory have kick-started a project which will document and share testimonies of genocide survivors. The “Renewed Memory Rwanda” project which will use animated and short video stories to…
International
Tags: Kwibuka27, Latestnews
School Feeding: What Does Your Child Eat At School?
April,02 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_36301" align="alignnone" width="717"] School feeding in Gihara school of Kamonyi district[/caption] Time check 1:00 pm. The cooks at Kayanga primary and secondary school start transporting saucepans full of rice, beans, and plates to each classroom. Teachers halt lessons and students push their books under desks. It is lunchtime. As a tradition at this school,…
National
Tags: Education, Latestnews
UNIRMCT: No Early Release for Bagosora
April,02 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_64495" align="alignleft" width="400"] Bagosora is serving his sentence in Mali.[/caption] The International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT) on Thursday turned down an application for an early release by one the main masterminds of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, Col. Théoneste Bagosora. The decision was delivered on 1 April 2021, by Judge Carmel…
International
Tags: 1994 Genocide Against Tutsi, Latestnews
We Need Positive Action – 49 Women Ambassadors Speak Out for Equality As Part of Recovery from COVID-19
April,02 2021 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_64491" align="alignnone" width="680"] The 49 Ambassadors to the UN[/caption] There is still a significant gender gap and women have suffered most from the pandemic. It’s time to fight for an inclusive, equal, global recovery write 49 Women Ambassadors to the United Nations in New York in the ustoday.com, March 31. March, women’s history month,…
Voices
Tags: Latestnews, UN
Zigama CSS Records Rwf13.7 Billion Net Profit, Eyes Expansion
April,01 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_64483" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] The Minister of Defence. Maj. Gen Albert Murasira( extreme left), the board chair Dr. Ndahiro and the Minister of Justice, Johnson Busingye during the General Assembly on Thursday.[/caption] Zigama Credit and Savings Society (ZIGAMA CSS) has announced a net profit of 13.7 Billion for the 2020 financial year. It is an…
Companies
Tags: Latestnews, Rwanda’s Defence Minister
President Kagame: Domestic Health Spending, Local Manufacturing-What Africa Needs to Minimise Dependency
April,01 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

President Kagame speaking during the Tony Blair InstitutePresident Paul Kagame says Africa manufacturing her own medical supplies would minimise over dependency on external help, in the wake of the global vaccine inequalities, which have put the continent at the backfoot of the distribution chain. The Head of State made the observation on Thursday while participating…
National
Tags: President Paul Kagame
Bank of Kigali Registers Rwf38.4billion in Profits, Plans Post COVID-19 Recovery
April,01 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_64462" align="alignnone" width="1080"] BK CEO Diane Karusisi[/caption] Bank of Kigali Group PLC has registered a Rwf38.4billion of profit after tax, an increase of 3.0% y-o-y; with Return on average assets and Equity reaching 3.3% and 16.0% respectively for the period ended 31st December 2020. Nathalie Mpaka, the BK Chief Financial Officer highlighted the financial statement for…
Companies
Tags: BK, Latestnews
School of Mining, Architecture and Headquarters: UR’s New Face In the Making
April,01 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_64446" align="alignnone" width="1080"] UR School of Mining and Geology(Left - under construction) and the School of Architecture and Built Environment(Right)[/caption] The University of Rwanda(UR) has scheduled the inauguration of state-of-the-art student accommodation located in former Camp Kigali for May this year. The four-floor accommodation in two blocks will host 920 students and it includes…
National
Tags: Education, Latestnews, UR
ICC Appeal Chamber Confirms Ntaganda’s 30 Year Sentence
April,01 2021 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) yesterday unanimously confirmed the Trial Chamber’s decision of 7 November 2019, by which  Jean Bosco Ntaganda was sentenced to a total of 30 years of imprisonment, IPO writes. The judgement was delivered on March 30, confirming that Ntaganada was guilty of 18 counts of war crimes…
International
Tags: Latestnews
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