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Rwanda Lobbies CSOs Engagement in 2050 Development Goals
November,28 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_60552" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Usta Kayitesi(2nd right), RGB CEO launching the CSOs report[/caption] Rwanda Governance Board (RGB) has published the first Report on the Contribution of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to Rwanda's Transformation which indicates that from 2018-2019, the organizations contributed a record $196million to Rwanda’s development. The report was launched this November 27, 2020…
National
Tags: Latestnews
How Rwanda Rose to The Challenge to Supply Equipment In Fight Against COVID-19
November,28 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

 In the next 33 days, the Gregorian Calendar will usher Rwanda in the year 2021, with scars that were caused by the New Coronavirus(COVID-19) which spread in Rwanda from one person on March 14, 2020, to 5,872 people including 5,397 recoveries, and 47 deaths as of November 27. The story of how Rwanda, a low…
Special Reports
Tags: Big-story, Coronavirus
Gyms and Swimming Pools, Live Performances Resume
November,28 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_53976" align="alignnone" width="800"] Yvan Buravan in a past performance[/caption] The cabinet meeting has allowed the gyms and swimming pools to resume operations upon assessment of compliance with COVID-19 preventive measures. Chaired by President Paul Kagame at Village Urugwiro this November 27, the cabinet also decided that live performance and cultural shows will resume gradually…
National
Tags: Cabinet, Latestnews
Former Prime Minister Pierre Damien Habumuremyi Sentenced to 3 Years in Jail
November,27 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

The Nyarugenge Primary Court has sentenced former Prime Minister, Dr. Pierre Damien Habumuremyi to three years in jail over a case in which he was charged with financial crimes. Habumuremyi is the owner and chairman of the board of directors of Rwanda Christian University. Following a lawsuit filed by the persons from whom he borrowed…
National
Tags: Accountability, Latestnews
Ericsson Accelerating Africa’s Digital Future
November,27 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_60455" align="alignnone" width="717"] Jacques Kabandana, Ericsson Country Representative[/caption] Digital transformation driven innovative solutions and 5G internet to propel Africa towards the digital future were some of the highlights at the 2020 Virtual Africa Tech Festival (AfricaCom) from November 9 to 12, 2020. The unprecedented event of 2020 has brought into focus the critical role…
Technology
Tags: Ericsson, Latestnews
The Ben Links Up with Rumored Girlfriend Pamela in Tz
November,27 2020 Andrew Shyaka Comments(0)

‘Am in Love’ singer The Ben secretly travels to neighboring Swahili country Tanzania to be with rumored girlfriend Pamela Uwicyeza, former Miss Rwanda contestant who has been in the country for days.  The new couple are believed to be putting up at Onomo hotel, according to the video posted by The Ben on Instagram swarmed…
ShowBiz
Tags: Latestnews, Music Stars
Rwandan Jazz Maestro Somi Nominated for Grammy Awards
November,27 2020 Andrew Shyaka Comments(0)

Rwandan Jazz star Laura Kabasomi Kakoma commonly known on stage as Somi was nominated among the 83 categories for the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards come 2021. The ‘Last song’ hit maker featured on the nominees list in the category of Best Jazz Vocal Album battling Jazz music stars like Kenny Washington, Thana Alexa, Kurt Elling…
ShowBiz
Tags: Latestnews, Music Stars
Rwanda Signs Bilateral Air Services Agreement with The Republic of Korea
November,27 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

  The Republic of Rwanda and the Republic of Korea have signed a Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA) that comes to open doors to larger market opportunities between both countries.  Rwanda's Minister of Infrastructure, Ambassador Claver Gatete represented the government of Rwanda while Korea was represented by the Ambassador Plenipotentiary and Extraordinary of the Republic of…
Economy
Tags: Aviation, Big-story
Lawyers Agree On Joint Trial of Former FLN Terror Group Spokesmen
November,26 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

The defense attorneys in the terrorism case involving suspects Callixte Nsabinama and Herman Nsengimana have finally agreed to have a joint trial of their clients who are accused of manning communications strategies in the terrorist group - National Liberation Front (FLN). Callixte Nsabinama was arrested in 2019 and subsequently succeeded by Herman Nsengimana, who was…
National
Tags: Latestnews, Rusesabagina
KCB Acquires 62.06% Stake in Rwanda’s BPR Atlas Mara
November,26 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_60427" align="alignnone" width="1000"] KCB Bank General Headquarters[/caption] Atlas Mara Limited and Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) Group Plc has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 62.06% of issued shares in Banque Populaire du Rwanda Plc (BPR). BPR, which is run by Atlas Mara since 2016 is one of Rwanda’s most popular bank with branches reaching…
Companies
Tags: Banks, Latestnews
Rwanda Gets More Funding to Roll out 2024 Electricity Access Targets
November,26 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

Rwanda and the Republic of Korea have signed a financing agreement worth Rwf64 billion ($66.2 million) to reinforce Rwanda’s power transmission and grid expansion. The deal was signed this morning between Rwanda’s Minister of Finance, Dr. Uzziel Ndagijimana and the Korean Ambassador Plenipotentiary and Extraordinary to Rwanda, Jin-Weon Chae, under the Economic Development Cooperation Fund.…
Economy
Tags: Electricity, Latestnews
25 Students Appeal to University of Rwanda After Losing Scholarship
November,26 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_60418" align="alignnone" width="824"] UR College of Business and Economics[/caption] Students who join the University of Rwanda(UR) under government scholarship sign a performance contract with the Higher Education Council(HEC) according to which failing exams would lead to the loss of scholarship. According to UR, 25 students from the Finance and Business Management department appealed this…
National
Tags: Big-story, Education
Mrs. Jeannette Kagame Outlines Young Women’s Challenges, Suggests a Breakthrough
November,26 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_60413" align="alignnone" width="2560"] The First Lady of Rwanda Mrs. Jeannette Kagame[/caption] The First Lady of Rwanda Mrs. Jeannette Kagame has outlined challenges that impede the development of africacan young women and made suggestions on how they can work around them. Mrs Jeannette Kagame was the key speaker at the African Union High Level Beijing+25…
International
Tags: Latestnews, Rwanda’s First Lady
First Ever Israeli Airline Lands in Kigali This Morning
November,26 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_60407" align="alignnone" width="1024"] ISRAIR airplane will land at Kigali International Airport at noon today[/caption] "Tomorrow Nov. 26[today] at noon the first-ever Israeli airline @Israir_israel will land in beautiful @CityofKigali with more than 80 tourists. Welcome!" wrote the Ambassador of Israel to Rwanda, Ron Adams. Welcome notes followed this message with Rwandans promising unprecedented hospitality to the…
Economy
Tags: Latestnews, Rwanda-Israel Relations
Amb. Nduhungirehe Presents Credentials to King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands
November,25 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

 Rwanda’s Ambassador to the Netherlands H.E. Olivier Jean Patrick Nduhungirehe, who was accompanied by his spouse and First Secretary Herbert Ndahiro, was received today at the Noordeinde Palace in The Hague where he presented his letters of credence to His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. During the ceremony, H.E. Ambassador Nduhungirehe…
International
Tags: Latestnews
Kangondo, Kibiraro Resettlement Starts this Weekend – Minister Shyaka  
November,25 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_60372" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Busanza estates[/caption] The Minister of Local government has announced plans to start resettling families of citizens who have been living in the disputed wetlands in Kangondo 1 and Kibiraro in Remera sector, Gasabo district, commonly known as ‘Bannyahe’. For two years, residents living in these disaster-prone and high-risk areas especially during…
National
Tags: Bannyahe, Latestnews
How Gwiza Savings Accounts Can Save You in Post COVID-19
November,25 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

Despite Covid-19 challenges on Rwanda’s economy, the financial sector continued to be sound and stable with sufficient capital and liquidity, the Central Bank said recently in its annual report. For total assets of financial institutions increased by 16.2% in the financial year 2019-2020 to Rwf5, 747billion of the 603 regulated financial institutions. The report shows…
Companies
Tags: BPR, Latestnews
Rwanda Announces ‘Out of Court Mediation’ to Reduce Court Cases, Prison Congestion
November,25 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

Five courts in the City of Kigali will this week pilot a new model Rwanda has taken to replace a jail sentence with other forms of punishment for convicted felons, according to the Judiciary. The new out of court “mediation” model will be tried out in the primary courts of Gasabo, Kicukiro, Nyarugenge, and the…
National
Tags: Judiciary
Gov’t To Avail 10% Teachers’ Salary Increment This Month
November,25 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_29727" align="alignnone" width="800"] Teacher at Kazo Primary School in Kamonyi district shows a student what she should have done during school quiz. [/caption] Primary, secondary and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)  teachers will be paid their 10% increment salary arrears that were not paid by the government since July 2020. The 10% increment…
National
Tags: Education
How President Kagame Received A Will From An Elderly Genocide Widow
November,25 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

A couple of months ago, the Association of the Widows of the 1994 Genocide committed against Tutsi(AVEGA  Agahozo), during a meeting raised a very crucial issue regarding the elderly members who, in most cases, lost all their children and close relatives. “How safe are the properties of Genocide widows, what happens to the properties of…
National
Tags: First Family
Rwanda Responds To Recent BBC Story By Andrew Harding
November,24 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_60344" align="alignnone" width="960"] Andrew Harding[/caption] The Rwanda High Commission in London has responded to allegations in a recent story authored by Andrew Harding about the country's leadership, the ruling party and the justice at large. The response is as follows: The BBC recently ran a story by Andrew Harding making false and misleading allegations…
International
Tags: Latestnews
IHS Rwanda Ltd Supports Brilliant Students Through Imbuto Foundation’s Programme
November,24 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_60340" align="alignnone" width="680"] The Deputy Director-General of Imbuto Foundation, Dr. Geraldine Umtesi, and Amid Azeez, Ag. Managing Director of IHS[/caption] On 20 November 2020; the IHS Rwanda Limited and Imbuto Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), to provide scholarships for 150 brilliant students from vulnerable backgrounds. Worth USD 45,000, the scholarship will be…
National
Tags: Imbuto Foundation
Judiciary to Start Blacklisting Convicts of Sexual Abuse
November,24 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

The Chief Justice Dr. Faustin Ntezilyayo has said that plans to publish names of persons who sexually abuse children is under consideration as requested by the parliament. Dr. Ntezilyayo said that the current legal reforms will consider this aspect but all partners in the justice sector have taken up ‘arms’ to combine efforts in addressing…
National
Tags: Judiciary
Rwanda to Start Using Covid-19 Sniffer Dogs Next Month
November,23 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

The Director-General of the Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC) Dr. Sabin Nsanzimana and Dr. Thomas Kurz The Ambassador of Germany in Rwanda on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will kick start use of Sniffer dogs in tracking Covid-19 cases. The project dubbed “Scent Identification of COVID-19 using dogs” to detect people infected with…
International
Tags: Coronavirus
Pharmacy Expert Prof. Pierre Claver Kayumba Passes On
November,23 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Rwanda has lost an important person in the area of pharmacy who contributed quite a lot in the country’s education and research, Pierre Claver Kayumba over a yet to be officially confirmed disease, but believed to be cardiac arrest. Associate Prof. Kayumba, until his death was, among others, a Senior Lecturer and Researcher at the…
Obituaries
Tags: Health
Students Who Tested Covid-19 Positive Doing Well ─ Ministry Of Health 
November,23 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

The Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC) says that students who contracted Covid-19 are not in critical condition and will not be sent back to their families or hospitals, but will continue to study and be treated in their respective schools.  Last week, RBC started conducting the Covid-19 mass testing in schools, after schools were partially reopened…
National
Tags: Education
RDF Starts Investigation Into Sergeant Robert Defilement Case
November,23 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_60301" align="alignnone" width="468"] Sergeant Robert[/caption] Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) Military Prosecution Department (MPD) has started an investigation in the alleged defilement case involving one Rwanda’s musician soldier- Sergeant Major Kabera Robert a.k.a “Sergeant Robert”. The announcement made this Monday suggests that Sergeant Robert allegedly committed the crime on a female minor in his family. “The crime…
National
Tags: RDF Judiciary
Mugisha Moise Wins Grand Prix Chantal Biya
November,22 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

Rwandan pro cyclist, Mugisha Moise has won Cameroon’s cycling competition Grand Prix Chantal Biya For four days, the 23 year old rider maintained the Yellow Jersey and pedaled to win Stage 1, 3 and 4 at the 20th Grand Prix Chantal Biya in Cameroon which ended this Sunday. Mugisha didn’t win stage 2 but managed…
Sports
Tags: Cycling
Mike Kayihura’s Song Earns Him Prix Decouvertes Nomination
November,22 2020 Andrew Shyaka Comments(0)

 Rwanda’s pianist/singer Mike Kayihura’s big burger ‘Sabrina’ featuring Kivumbi gave him a chance to be selected among the top 10 musicians battling for famous Radio-France’s (RFI) Prix Decouvertes award 2020. The song ‘Sabrina’ was one of the songs played most on local airwaves and it was used by many people on social media platforms like…
Uncategorized
Tags: Local Music
Rwanda National Police Opens New Automobile Inspection Centres
November,22 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_60283" align="alignnone" width="1080"] The automobile inspection centres have started to operate[/caption] Rwanda National Police (RNP), on Friday, November 20, officially opened three new Automobile Inspection Centres in other provinces, as the force continues to improve and extend related services closer to the people. The new automobile inspection facilities worth over Frw3 billion, built in…
National
Tags: Police
Hooza Media To Use Mobile Solutions in Preventing Teen Pregnancies
November,22 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_60280" align="alignnone" width="973"] Victor Nkindi, Founder and CEO of Hooza[/caption] A Rwandan digital innovative media company, Hooza, is planning to use its mobile services product to intervene in the country’s bid to create information-based solutions to addressing the issue of increasing teenage pregnancies. With the increased access to the mobile phone in Rwanda, the…
International
Tags: Latestnews
President Kagame Calls for Equitable Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccine
November,21 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_60273" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] President Kagame speaks during the session on pandemic preparedness at the G20 Summit. Photos/Village Urugwiro.[/caption] President Paul Kagame has called for the international funding of the development of the COVID-19 vaccine to ensure that there is equitable distribution of the vaccine in developed and developing countries.  The Head of State made…
National
Tags: President Paul Kagame
Social Service Delivery: What Does RSSB’s  Autonomy Mean?
November,21 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_60263" align="alignnone" width="600"] RSSB headquarters[/caption] The Government’s efforts to improve the social services have moved a further step with offering Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB) full financial and administrative independence or autonomy, the condition expected to improve service delivery and achievement of operational excellence. RSSB was offered autonomy to recruit employees, decide employee salaries,…
Economy
Tags: Rssb
Kagame Calls For Regional Cooperation to Oust Illegal Armed Groups
November,20 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has called on leaders of the Great Lakes Region to engage in collaborative efforts to maintain security and public health challenges currently facing the region. Kagame was addressing the 8th virtual Summit of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) on November 20, 2020 attended by, among others, President Denis…
Regional
Tags: Paul Kagame
Rwanda’s Integrated Payments To Be Fully Operational February 2021
November,20 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_39119" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Central Bank Governor John Rwangombwa[/caption] The National Bank of Rwanda (BNR) Governor, John Rwangombwa has said that Rwanda’s automated financial payment systems will next year February start operating in full swing running 24 hours, seven days a week. The Rwanda integrated payments processing system (RIPPS) comprises of Automated Transfer System (ATS)…
Economy
Tags: BNR
KOMMTRACE Tag: Here Comes an Innovative, Cost Effective Technology In COVID-19 Contact Tracing
November,20 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_60240" align="alignnone" width="704"] Karanvir Singh KOMMLABS, CEO[/caption] Kommlabs, an ICT solutions company has brought an innovative, cost effective and reliable technology in the fight against COVID-19, a pandemic that has deepened the world into a crisis since the begining of this year, KOMMTRACE Tag. KOMMRACE Tag was presented to the public on November 19…
Technology
Tags: Latestnews
What Do You Know About BPR’s Insurance Premium Financing?
November,20 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

For every business to succeed, it needs to maintain consistence in operations, a steady cash flow but above all, it must be insured against any unforeseen risks that can emerge, such as fire, destroying everything in a matter of seconds. The safety of a business is very vital for sustainability and profitability. However, very often,…
Companies
Tags: BPR
Rwanda National Police Receives Arms Crushing Machine
November,20 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

Rwanda National Police (RNP), on Thursday, November 19, received a shear arms crushing machine from the Regional Centre on Small Arms (RECSA), to facilitate in the destruction of obsolete firearms. The Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP) in charge of Adminiatration and Personnel, Juvenal Marizamunda received the environmental friendly machine from RECSA Executive Secretary, Lt.…
National
Tags: Police
Fourth Batch of Refugees Evacuated from Libya Arrives in Rwanda
November,19 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_60222" align="alignnone" width="770"] The refugees arrived via Rwandair this evening[/caption] The fourth group of 79 refugees and asylum seekers evacuated from Libya have safely arrived in Rwanda, the Ministry of Emergency Management has said. "They will be accommodated in Gashora transit Center located in Bugesera District where other refugees and asylum seekers evacuated from…
International
Tags: African Refugees
Rwanda Launches Rwf 800M ‘Cardiac Cath Lab’
November,19 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

The Government’s efforts to improve the health sector have moved a further step with the establishment of the first cardiac catheterization laboratory that helps to diagnose, treat, correct heart deformations, and treat sickness. The cardiac catheterization lab, also medically known as a “cardiac cath lab,” is a hospital room where doctors perform the minimal cutting of patient…
National
Tags: Health
Maj. Mudathiru Seeks Time Out, Co-accused Comes to Court Unprepared
November,19 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

A military court in Kigali has heard initial defence arguments and evidence of the 31 suspects charged with cases of terrorism, treason and formation of illegal armed groups with intent to destabilize peace and stability in Rwanda. The 31 suspects include their leader retired Major Habib Mudathiru, four (4) Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) low ranking…
National
Tags: RDF Judiciary
Rwanda: Increasing Investment in Early Years to Further Improve Human Capital Development
November,19 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_60193" align="alignnone" width="689"] During a community dialogue in Nyaruguguru, a community health worker explains the importance of Shisha Kibondo in reducing stunting. Photo NCDA[/caption] The Government of Rwanda together with its partners have been implementing different interventions to strengthen human capital development starting in the early years of life.  Given the ambitious goal the…
Special Reports
Tags: Latestnews
Bank of Kigali Gives Interest-free Loans to Urumuri Initiative Winners
November,19 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_60253" align="alignnone" width="684"] BK Urumuri 2020 winners[/caption] Bank of Kigali, under its Urumuri initiative awarded another batch of interest-free loans worth Frw 25million to outstanding women-led business in Rwanda. The BK Urumuri Initiative, launched in partnership with Inkomoko in 2017, is part of the Bank of Kigali’s corporate social responsibility intended to empower young,…
Companies
Tags: BK
Gov’t To Replace 14,000 Teachers Over Absenteeism 
November,19 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_33436" align="alignnone" width="595"] Children in class. Ugandan teachers will need o find legal documents to stay in Rwandan classes[/caption] A total of 14,140 primary and secondary teachers could be replaced over absenteeism, the Ministry of Education said. On 12th October 2020, the ministry of education directed teachers to report back to their respective schools,…
National
Tags: Education
Rwanda Parliament Approves 5 Air Service Agreements
November,19 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

The Rwanda Parliament on Wednesday approved draft laws approving the ratification of the Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASAs) between Rwanda and 5 Countries namely Brazil, Democratic Republic of Congo, Namibia, Somalia and Tunisia. Also called air transport agreement, the air service agreement allows international commercial air transport services between signatories. In a plenary session that…
Economy
Tags: Parliament
Singer Priscilla Bounces Back with A New Video
November,18 2020 Andrew Shyaka Comments(0)

After months off music scene, singer Priscilla Umuratwa has resurfaced with a new video dubbed Kakageste and vowed to put all her concentration on music by releasing song after song. Priscilla who recently changed her stage name to Scilla, disclosed the information while premiering her new song recently. “My fans won’t be craving any more…
ShowBiz
Tags: Local Music
Rwanda Conducts COVID-19 Mass Testing in Schools
November,18 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_60153" align="alignnone" width="1080"] COVID-19 testing, Ecole Belge-Kigali[/caption] The Ministry of Health has started Covid-19 mass testing in schools, ahead of the second batch of students who are expected to resume studies next week.  The second batch of students in primary four and secondary students from senior one, two, and four will resume their studies …
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Kagame Wishes Restoration of Peace and Stability in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region 
November,18 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has expressed the wish for a rapid restoration of peace and stability in the Federal Republic of Ethiopia, where forces in its northern Tigray region have thrown the country into turmoil. Kagame made the remarks this Wednesday while receiving a delegation led by Demeke Mekonnen, Ethiopia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Ethiopia Relations
Cervical Cancer Elimination: Boys, Just Like Girls Should Be Vaccinated-Jeannette Kagame
November,18 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_60123" align="alignnone" width="701"] The First Lady Jeannette Kagame[/caption] The First Lady Jeannette Kagame has indicated that the battle to eliminate cervical cancer should be a concern of everyone; men like women and vaccination should be administered to young boys just like young girls. The First Lady on Tuesday, November 17 spoke at the Virtual…
International
Tags: Rwanda’s First Lady
BK’s Management Message on Service Disruption
November,17 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

Bank of Kigaki has had an unfortunate incident two days ago, that has affected services to customers. A power incident our primary data center caused equipment failure and multi service failure.  While we were able to recover our Core Banking Service, some key services and channels, partner services remain unavailable. The equipment failure has hampered…
Companies
Tags: Latestnews
Prosecution Files in-substance Case Against Rusesabagina and Co-Accused
November,17 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58609" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Rusesabagina talking to his lawyer David Rugaza[/caption] Rwanda’s Prosecution has filed a High Court case seeking in-substance trial of Paul Rusesabagina. The case submitted this Monday also involves other 17 members of Rwanda Movement for Democratic Change- National Liberation Front  (MRCD-FLN) who allegedly worked as Rusesabagina's accomplices to commit terrorism, murder,…
National
Tags: Rusesabagina
Fourth Batch of Refugees From Libya to Arrive in Rwanda Thursday
November,17 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

The fourth group of 80 to 100 refugees and asylum seekers who were stranded in Libya will be evacuated to Rwanda this Thursday, Nov.19, 2020, adding to the previous groups that were taken in starting last year. The temporary reception of Libya refugees and asylum seekers is in line with the framework of the Emergency…
International
Tags: African Refugees
Expensive Internet: Universities Request Govt Subsidy
November,17 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

Since the gradual reopening of universities, the government has proposed a mechanism that can allow students and teacher to interact either physically or digitally. Codnamed ‘blended model of learning’ to be used in the continuity of teaching and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, this method has experienced the existing challenge of internet affordability. Both the…
National
Tags: Education
Rwanda Kungfu Wushu Federation Encourages Community to Embrace Sport
November,16 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

The Rwanda Kungfu Wushu Federation (RKWF) has seen their dream to contribute to country’s fitness campaign come true. On Sunday – November 15, the federation’s clubs from Kigali participated in the Car free day “to encourage the Rwandan community to practice sport, source of healthy life,” said Marc Uwiragiye, the president of RKWF. [caption id="attachment_60095"…
Sports
Tags: Latestnews
Education Ministry Completes Placement Of 6,741 New Teachers  
November,16 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

The ministry of education has finished phase one of the new teacher’s recruitment and placement, an exercise that was recently messed up, leading to the suspension of senior officials at Rwanda Education Board(REB) last month. The placement involved 3,732 for Pre-primary and Primary teachers compared to the required 18,039 teachers, meaning 14,307 are still needed…
National
Tags: Education
Paul Rusesabagina, Undone By Hubris & The Applause Of His Enablers
November,16 2020 Vincent Gasana Comments(0)

Shrieks from newspaper headlines subside, the dust settles. From his prison cell, Paul Rusesabagina himself, might now see clearly that his Hubris, enabled by his Western praise singers, is more responsible for his present predicament, than his homeland government’s pursuit of justice for his alleged victims. Rusesabagina was it must be said, on a pretty…
Special Reports
Tags: Rusesabagina
Seventeen Songs and Counting: Lawmaker Surprises with Music Talent
November,15 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_60136" align="alignnone" width="655"] Hon. Uwumukiza Francoise[/caption] The days spent in the Covid- 19 lockdown were a nightmare that most people would not wish to experience again, but to others, it was an opportunity to explore talents. Hon. Francoise Uwumukiza, Member of the East African Legislative Assembly from Rwanda has a living testimony. When Covid-19 lockdown was…
Society
Tags: Local Music
EU Rewards Best Practices in Reducing GreenHouse Gas Emission
November,14 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_60057" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Mobility Month Rwanda campaign[/caption] The European Union (EU) in Rwanda has awarded Rwandan citizens who choose to walk or bike to their workplaces as part of personal contribution to reducing Green House Gas (GHE) emissions in the country. The award ceremony held at the EU offices in Kigali, witnessed Rwandan journalist…
National
Tags: Environment
Zigama CSS Cuts Mortgage Loan Interest Rates Down to 10%
November,14 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Zigama Credit and Saving Society (CSS) whose members Rwanda Defense Force, National Police and Rwanda Correctional Services, and recently, Rwanda Investigations Bureau(RIB) has cut interest rates from 15% to 10%, a relief for its clients. "With the guidance from the RDF Commander-in-Chief, HE President Paul Kagame,@Zigama_CSS has cut interest rates from 15 % to 10…
Companies
Tags: RDF Finance
KIM University Students Stranded As Unpaid Lecturers Hold Marks
November,14 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_60048" align="alignnone" width="824"] KIM[/caption] The troubled former Kigali Institute of Management (KIM) students have failed to join other universities after their former lecturers refused to release their marks citing unpaid salary arrears. On 2nd November 2020, the KIM University permanently closed doors for alleged financial problems that have accumulated over the years. “Students are stranded, the…
National
Tags: Latestnews
Land Use, Dvpt Master Plan Look to Improve Agricultural Yield Fifteen Fold by 2050
November,14 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Rwanda has compiled key information which beg the attention of citizen in all walks of life and agriculture players in particular to prevent a scenario where food insecurity would decide the fate of the country in the next thirty years and beyond. Demographically, the information reads that future family planning resulting in a growth rate…
Special Reports
Tags: Agribusiness
PAC Tasks Government to Resolve Audit Non-compliance Cases
November,13 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

The Parliament has tasked the government to streamline issues underlying non-compliance to the Office of the Auditor General Reports, after the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report showed a decline in compliance. The PAC report showed that from 2012 to 2019, implementation of OAG recommendations dropped from 60% to 45% with an average of 6% annually.…
National
Tags: Parliament
Sponsored: GCS Supports Hillside Irrigation In Kamonyi  District
November,13 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

With drip irrigation, farmers can have regular harvests, multiply production, and income.  The insufficient usage of this system of irrigation has encouraged the government and development partners including Global Civic Sharing (GCS), a South Korean non-governmental  organisation to establish the demonstration of irrigation projects for the benefit of farmers. Drip irrigation not only allows a farmer…
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Nigeria’s Rudeboy ‘Ready to Work with Meddy’
November,13 2020 Andrew Shyaka Comments(0)

Nigeria’s superstar Paul Okoye aka Rude Boy has expressed his appreciation to  Meddy’s songs to an extent that a proposal to record a hit song with him at any given time would be welcome.  The Ex-Psquare vocalist disclosed the information to a local radio station when he was asked if he listens to any Rwandan…
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Fire Guts Gisozi Modern Market 
November,13 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

 The fire has affected Gisozi modern market located in the Gisozi sector, Gasabo district, Kigali city. The affected part of the modern market largely includes shopping malls for clothes, mattress shops, and tailoring rooms. The other affected facilities are stores and construction materials.  The fire started at around 4: am from the clothes shopping mall…
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Former President Jerry John Rawlings Dies At 73
November,12 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

Ghana’s former President Jerry John Rawlings, has died at the age of 73. Rawlings whose death was confirmed on Thursday at noon Ghanaian time had been hospitalized at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital since Sunday. Rawlings was Ghana’s military’s leader for a brief period in 1979. From 1981 to 1992 he presided over a second military government…
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AKWOS Launches New Programme to Address Family Conflicts
November,12 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

The Organisation of Women in Sports (AKWOS) has embarked on a programme aimed at promoting peacebuilding in families, conflict resolution and gender equity. Akwos is an organization that was set up to empower East-African women, starting from Rwanda, through sports and education to remove stereotypes that held woman back from enjoying sports. In the aftermath…
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BPR Mobile Banking: Pushing the Cashless Agenda in Rwanda
November,12 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

The Government of Rwanda has over the years been promoting the use of cashless transactions as opposed to cash. With nearly 80 percent of Rwandans connected to mobile phones and about 60 percent able to access the internet, coupled with the New Coronavirus outbreak, cashless transactions have even become more necessary than ever before, to…
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University of Rwanda: Delays In Laptops Distribution Blamed on COVID-19
November,12 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59982" align="alignnone" width="1200"] UR headquarters in Kigali[/caption] The University of Rwanda will have to wait a bit longer before using the  ‘blended model of learning’ because of delaying laptops distribution allegedly caused by Covid-19 pandemic. With a global health crisis going on(Covid-19 pandemic), ‘blended learning’ is one of many proposed models for the future…
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Kabuga’s Initial Appearance in UN Court Elicits Debate on His ‘Frail’ Health
November,12 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59975" align="aligncenter" width="1053"] Kabuga in the dock[/caption] Genocide fugitive Félicien Kabuga appeared before the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT) on Wednesday, for the first time, following his arrest in May this year, in Northern Paris, France. His appearance in The Hague-based international court is also the first time he was seen in…
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Cabinet Appoints Nirere Madeleine As New Ombudsman
November,12 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59969" align="alignnone" width="800"] Nirere Madeleine[/caption] The cabinet meeting convened at Village Urugwiro on Wednesday November 11 appointed former chairperson of the National Human Right Commission Nirere Madeleine as new Ombudsman. Nirere replaces former Prime Minister Anastase Murekezi on this position. Murekezi has been in this position since late August 2017. Paragraph three of article…
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COVID-19: Cases Continue to Spike, Nyarugenge Prison Latest Hotspot
November,12 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_38957" align="aligncenter" width="680"] Senators found that some Rwanda Correctional Service (RCS) are overly congested.[/caption] New cases of the New Coronavirus infections in Rwanda are continuing to rise steadily, with prison facilities now proving to be the latest hotspots, while the number of deaths also continue to be registered nearly on a daily basis, sending…
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Skating Meets Love In Habyarimana’s Young Family
November,11 2020 Plaisir Muzogeye Comments(0)

26 years ago, Abdul Karim Habyarimana 35, saw skating on television and picked an interest; he loved it but, did not know where to start from, much as in his native land-Burundi, the sport was little known. The following morning, Habyarimana, now the father of two, switched on the same television channel and decided to…
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University Of Rwanda To Fully Reopen In Three Weeks    
November,11 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_55208" align="alignnone" width="799"] UR, Rukara Campus[/caption] Year 1 and 2 at University of Rwanda will return to school in three weeks time ending a-8 month interruption that was intended to prevent the spread of Covid-19 pandemic. According to Ignatius Kabagambe, the Corporate Communication Specialist for the University of Rwanda, all the campuses will be…
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My Latest Video Cost Me A ‘Fortune’- Platin P
November,10 2020 Andrew Shyaka Comments(0)

Singer Platin P has said that his new video dubbed ‘Atansiyo’ shot in Dubai, is one of his “expensive videos in more than 10 years of music career.”  According to the singer, the new video’s budget surpassed Rwf 6M. The former Dream Boys vocalist turned solo artist Nemeye Platin vowed to go the extra mile…
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COVID-19 Drove Rwanda’s Cashless Economy, Drop in Counterfeits – BNR Report
November,10 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_3007" align="alignnone" width="663"] John Rwangombwa, Governor central bank[/caption] The National Bank of Rwanda (BNR) has released its annual report that shows the banking sector having had a successful year, despite the economy slowing down due to the new coronavirus pandemic outbreak in March. The 2019/2020 report shows that despite the COVID-19 crisis, the Bank…
Economy
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Rusesabagina Makes A U-turn Move on Defense Team
November,10 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

Rusesabagina and his former lawyers David Rugaza and Emeline Nyembo Nyarugenge intermediate court has once again postponed an appeal hearing in the case of Paul Rusesabagina, after he sighted difficulties in meeting with his newly appointed lawyers. KTPress has also learnt that the suspect is negotiating with his former defense team which he dropped recently.…
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COVID-19: 20 New Cases, 2 Deaths. Is the Second Wave Around the Corner?
November,10 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

With news of the first successful vaccine by Pfizer, said to be at least 90 percent effective, making headlines, new cases of the New Coronavirus have continued to rise across the globe, as the second wave of the virus seems to take a toll on countries. Rwanda on Monday registered 20 new cases and two…
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Félicien Kabuga’s 1st Appearance at Hague Court Due Wednesday
November,09 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59386" align="alignnone" width="679"] Kabuga has been transferred to The Hague.[/caption] Rwandan genocide suspect, Félicien Kabuga will make his first appearance before the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT-Mechanism) without the participation of the public, the UN court has said. In a communique released this Monday the court said that Kabuga will stand a…
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Featured: Ericsson Discusses Accelerating Africa’s Digital Future at AfricaCom 2020
November,09 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

Ericsson experts to highlight the role of connectivity in powering Africa’s digital future Focus on improving connectivity and bridging the digital divide Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) will discuss its digital transformation and innovation solutions to propel Africa towards the future at AfricaCom, part of Africa Tech Festival, a virtual event taking place from November 9 to…
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WHO Congratulates Pfizer, BioNTech On Covid-19 Vaccine Findings
November,09 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

A collaboration between BioNTech and Pfizer to develop a potential Covid-19 vaccine has witnessed a breakthrough that could change the face of curbing the second wave of the global pandemic. The two next generation immunotherapy companies today announced that their mRNA-based vaccine candidate, BNT162b2, against SARS-CoV-2 has demonstrated evidence of efficacy against Covid-19 in participants…
International
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BK Tech House Revolutionizes e-Education, School Fees Payment
November,09 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

As Rwanda adjusts to a new normal in digital payments in the aftermath of COVID-19, BKTechouse has rolled out UrubutoPay, a school fees payment system that parents can use without moving. BkTechouse has launched a smart and comprehensive system that will help parents and schools to have full control over school fees payments. With Urubuto…
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Safi Battling Covid-19
November,09 2020 Andrew Shyaka Comments(0)

R&B crooner Safi Niyibikora confessed over the weekend that he tested positive to corona pandemic and he was immediately asked to self-isolate as well as reporting all people he met. Madiba as he commonly referred in music arena disclosed information via instagram after testing positive for Corona virus pandemic. “I contracted Coronavirus but I didn’t…
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President Kagame Joins Global Leaders to Congratulate Biden, Harris
November,08 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59831" align="aligncenter" width="770"] Rwanda has congratulated U.S President-elect Joe Biden and VP-elect Kamala Harris upon their election. File Photo.[/caption] President Paul Kagame on Sunday joined global leaders to congratulate the U.S President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on their historical victory. Biden, 78, pipped incumbent Donald Trump in one of the U.S…
National
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“It’s Time For America To Unite, And To Heal” President Elect, Joe Biden
November,08 2020 Vincent Gasana Comments(0)

 It is President-elect Joe Biden, as expected, after clinching Pennsylvania. And as expected, President Trump shows no intention of conceding. With more than 20 electoral votes to spare above the required total of 270, Joe Biden is to be the 46th President of the United States of America. His running mate, Senator Kamala Harris, will…
International
Hamwe Festival 2020: How UGHE Seeks to Use Arts as Alternative Medicine for Mental Health
November,08 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59813" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Ruzima speaks during the Hamwe Festival 2020 Media Breakfast on Saturday. All Photos/Illume Creative Studio[/caption] Bill Ruzima, 20, is a performing artist who is little known in the Rwandan music industry but has been singing since age six and has always had an ambition to do what he likes most in…
National
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Rwanda, DRC Work to Deepen Ties Further
November,08 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59806" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] President Kagame on Saturday met with a delegation from his DRC counterpart Tshisekedi. Photos/Village Urugwiro[/caption] Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are closely working together to strengthen bilateral ties between the two countries following the visit of a delegation of a Congolese delegation to Kigali, dispatched by the President…
National
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Prosecution Seeks 8-Year Jail Sentence for Ex- PM Habumuremyi
November,06 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

Prosecution has sought an eight year sentence and a compensation fine of over Rwf890million for the former Prime Minister, Pierre Damien Habumuremyi, who is in court over dishing out unbanked cheques and betrayal of trust of his business associates. The former PM and his co- accused, Charles  Sebushyana this Friday appeared before the Nyarugenge intermediate…
National
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Put Rwandans, Country First -First Lady to Unity Club Members
November,06 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

The First Lady Mrs Jeannette Kagame has called on members of the Unity Club to put the interests of Rwandans first and strive to be the difference the society needs by being the torchbearers of unity and the development of the country. The First Lady, who is also the Chairperson of the club which brings…
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It Is To Be President Biden, BAR Official Declaration
November,06 2020 Vincent Gasana Comments(0)

The US election is decided, Joe Biden is to be the forty-sixth President of the United States of America. That is if you believe the forecasting organisation, the Decision Desk Headquarters (DDH) which analyses election results. According to DDH, the Democratic candidate Joe Biden has taken Pennsylvania, which with its twenty Electoral College Votes, takes…
International
Rusesabagina Changes Defence Team
November,06 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

Rusesabagina and his former laywers David Rugaza and Emeline Nyembo-file photo The Hotel Rwanda 'hero' Paul Rusesabagina has requested to have a new lawyer whom he "can afford to pay". On Friday, Rusesabagina appeared via video conference means in Nyarugenge Intermediate Court to appeal the 30-day remand that he was given by Kicukiro Primary Court…
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Sliced Dry Pineapple Exporters Eye American Market
November,06 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

The post-harvest losses can be minimized by physically preventing the entry of insects and rodents, and maintaining the environmental conditions that avoid the growth of microorganisms attack harvests. But also most important is establishing innovative ways that add value to the harvests that compete on the local and world markets. While Rwandan farmers still lose about…
Economy
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Rwanda Senate Recommends Ways of Attaining Unity and Reconciliation 
November,06 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59755" align="alignnone" width="600"] Rwanda Senate-File photo[/caption] The National Unity and Reconciliation Commission (NURC) has said that there is progress being made in unifying Rwandans but more efforts will have to be put on proper education of the young generation about the 1994 genocide against Tutsi. The commission was created in March 1999 to promote…
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Rwanda Coding Academy Gets AfDB Funding
November,06 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

African Development Bank has signed a grant agreement with Rwanda to support the Rwanda Coding Academy, set up to develop top technology talent to drive a booming, innovation-driven digital economy. The grant funding agreement of $150,000 from the Rockefeller Trust Fund which the Bank administers was signed on November 5 between Rwanda’s Ministry of ICT…
Technology
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COVID-19: Another Fatality as Numbers Slightly Spike
November,06 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_57467" align="aligncenter" width="702"] A COVID-19 victim being laid to rest.[/caption] The Ministry of Health on Thursday confirmed another New Coronavirus fatality in Rwanda, following more than a week without one, and a slight spike in new infections, as countries across the world grapple with a second wave of COVID-19 infections. The deceased is a…
National
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Girinka: How Gicumbi Farmers Turned Their Lives Around, from Poverty to a Multibillion Dairy Cooperative
November,06 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59739" align="aligncenter" width="875"] Through Girinka, Cooperative IAKIB in Gicumbi has been able to turn around the fortunes of previously poor households, through value addition.[/caption] It is difficult to believe that households that previously lived below one dollar a day could turn around their fortunes and several years later be able to establish a cooperative…
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Can A Man Open Living Lion’s Mouth? Akagera Vets Can
November,05 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

The Akagera Park has embarked on fitting some of the Big Five game animals with GPS to ensure their safety and monitoring. This Thursday, the park announced it has in the past week fitted Global Positioning System (GPS) collars on five giant elephants, five lions and put Very high frequency (VHF) transmitters inside horns of nine…
National
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Rwanda-Ghana Relations to Spur Africa Trade Agenda
November,05 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59717" align="alignnone" width="2048"] Biruta, Ghana-Rwanda diplomats opening the Rwanda chancery in Ghana’s capital, Accra[/caption] Rwanda and Ghana have resolved to tighten bilateral relations with a broad, varied economic agenda at the core. This week, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of Rwanda, Dr. Vincent Biruta travelled from Rwanda to…
International
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Two Rwandan Women Nominated for Continental Entrepreneurship Award
November,05 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59709" align="alignnone" width="800"] Some of the products of Champion Grocers[/caption] Two Rwandan have been nominated among the finalists for 2020 Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) Awards. AWIEF pan-African entrepreneurship and innovation is a non-profit initiative which nurtures and actively promotes women innovation and entrepreneurship in Africa, through its development programs of accelerators,…
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Election USA, All Eyes On Pennsylvania
November,05 2020 Vincent Gasana Comments(0)
As much of the world’s attention is focused on America, waiting to learn who will occupy the House for the next four years, America’s eyes are on Pennsylvania. The state’s big cities, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, are projected to declare for the Democratic candidate, former Vice President, Joe Biden. Pennsylvania’s twenty Electoral College votes, makes it hugely…
International
Off They Go: Rwanda Rotates Female-Dominated Peacekeeping Police Contingent in S. Sudan
November,05 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

Rwanda National Police (RNP), on Wednesday, November 4, rotated its female-dominated Formed Police Unit-Three (FPU-3) contingent of 160 officers serving under the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). It's the third rotation of the contingent pledged by President Paul Kagame during the UN Leaders’ Summit on Peacekeeping Operations in 2015, following the maiden unit deployed…
National
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Rwanda Selected to Host Global Parliamentary Assembly
November,04 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59692" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Rwanda Parliament[/caption] The Inter-Parliament Union (IPU) Governing Council has confirmed that, Rwanda will host the  next Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly and related meetings. Formed in 1889, the IPU is a global organization of national parliaments empowers parliaments and Members of Parliaments to promote peace, democracy and sustainable development. Rwanda is one of…
International
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Featured: Want to Own a Home? BPR Home Loan Has You Covered
November,04 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

It is everyone’s dream to own a house of their own but for many people it becomes difficult to save enough money to buy land and build a dream house, given all the other life expenses.  However, the dream can become easier to accomplish when you have a bank that understands your needs and is…
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I Don’t Know Why Active Crew Left Me – Producer Bagenzi Bernard
November,04 2020 Andrew Shyaka Comments(0)

Audio producer and Incredible Records boss Bernard Bagenzi confessed that, up to now he has never figured out why Active crew, the group he introduced onto music scene, decided to abandon him to work with Infinity records without any problem. The singer turned artists’ manager and audio producer disclosed the information recently while discussing why…
ShowBiz
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How CNLG Plans to Maintain Genocide Memorial Sites
November,04 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59674" align="alignnone" width="702"] Kiziguro Genocide memorial under construction[/caption] The National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG) has embarked on major projects to preserve genocide memory and history. One of them is Kiziguro genocide memorial site being erected near the catholic church where 5,500 Tutsi took refuge and ended being killed and dumped in…
National
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No Bail for Businessman Nkubili as Trial Date is Set
November,04 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59646" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Embattled businessman Nkubili will remain in custody pending trial.[/caption] Embattled businessman Alfred Nkubili will remain in custody, pending trial which has been set for November 27 after Gasabo Intermediate Court ruled in favour of the tycoon remaining in jail.  Nkubili, through his lawyers, was appealing an earlier decision by the same…
National
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Covid-19: Rwanda, DRC Allow Cross Border Movement for Students, Medics
November,03 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo have agreed on temporarily opening borders for essential services amidst standing measures taken to prevent spread of the new coronavirus. The decision was taken this Monday during a joint cross border meeting between Rwandan and DR Congo officials aimed at assessing the Covid19 situation along the Bukavu-Goma border…
Regional
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In Class Under COVID-19: How Rwandan Teachers, Students Are Coping
November,03 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

When Rwandan schools were still closed to prevent the spread of Covid-19, teachers were wondering how it would work to standi front of students and teach while wearing face masks, how they would  speak loudly enough for students to hear them through a mask, among other challenges.  The academic year is here now and teachers who are back…
National
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Question Coffee Center Wins 2020 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award for Top 10% of Restaurants Worldwide
November,03 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

 Question Coffee Café and Training Center has today announced it has been recognized as a 2020 Travelers’ Choice award-winner for Top 10% of Restaurants Worldwide. The center was recognized Among Best in Kigali, Rwanda, East Africa, based on Outstanding 2019 Traveler/Diner Reviews. Based on a full year of Tripadvisor reviews, prior to any changes caused…
Economy
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Congolese Refuges Relocated from Kigeme to Mahama Camp
November,03 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59613" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Kigeme-Nyhamagabe district: Buses taking refugees to Mahama refugee camps in Eastern Province[/caption] On the Nyungwe highway – southern province this morning, dozens of buses lined up in a convoy to transport the excited refugees who have for eight years been hosted in Kigeme camp, home to 18,000 Congolese refugees and asylum…
Regional
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Charly Refutes Pregnancy Rumors
November,03 2020 Andrew Shyaka Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59609" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Chalry-right- and Nina on stage[/caption] Singer Charlotte Rurinda commonly known on stage as Charly in girlband Charly Na Nina reveals that she did not give birth or get pregnant lately as some bloggers claims. This comes following rumors doing rounds in tabloids claiming that the singer was pregnant when she last…
ShowBiz
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REB Boss, His Deputy Suspended
November,02 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59157" align="alignnone" width="400"] Dr. Irenee Ndayambaje[/caption] Dr. Irenee Ndayambaje, Director General of Rwanda Education Board(REB) and his deputy , Tusiime Angelique have been suspended from their duties “for failure to properly manage and coordinate the ongoing teacher recruitment process – the office of the Prime Minister has said. Also suspended is James Ngoga, Head…
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Ministry of Education Renews Warning Against Hiking School Fees
November,02 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59486" align="alignnone" width="1080"] The academic year started this November 2nd. Complaints of school fees hikes were reported by many parents[/caption] The Ministry of Education says private schools have no autonomy over school fees charges, but school management can always meet and negotiate with Parent Teachers’ Associations (PTA), the organ that works with the education…
National
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Parliament to Assess How Citizens Are Coping with Covid-19
November,02 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

Teams of parliamentarians today descended the countryside to spend a full week on an outreach program intended to assess socioeconomic activities and how communities are dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic. The organic law determining the functioning of the Chamber of Deputies required that the chamber organises at least two outreach visits aimed at conducting an…
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Week In Review: Time of Special Messages, Surprises and Renewal
November,02 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59588" align="alignnone" width="1024"] President Paul Kagame in a past event. The President on Sunday wrote a congratulation message to Cardinal Antoine Kambanda[/caption] Rwanda has concluded a week that, despite the ongoing fight against COVID-19, saw several celebrations of achievements and the Catholic Church could have found one of the most legitimate reasons to celebrate.…
National
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Self Styled Human Rights Activist, Convicted Thief, Will The Real Mugenzi Stand Up?
November,02 2020 Vincent Gasana Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59331" align="alignnone" width="634"] Those who know Mugenzi describe him as a quack, an imposter and manipulator[/caption] Like that of Paul Rusesabagina, the conviction of Rene Mugenzi for the theft of Church funds, may begin a tortuously slow end of a pantomime, fuelled by a perverse need for so many in the West, to perpetuate…
Special Reports
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Kagame Congratulates Archbishop Kambanda over His Nomination as Cardinal
November,01 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59339" align="alignnone" width="2048"] Archbishop Kambanda with President Paul Kagame at his consecration in January 2019[/caption] President Paul Kagame has congratulated Archbishop Antoine Kambanda who was elevated to Cardinal last week which he finds an important milestone for the local catholic church and the country at large. In a letter he dedicated to Cardinal Kambanda…
National
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Bruce Melody Jets Off to Tanzania for a Potential Music Deal
November,01 2020 Andrew Shyaka Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_50897" align="alignnone" width="809"] Bruce Melodie[/caption] Local R&B crooner Bruce Melody travels to Tanzania for a possible collabo with bongo flavor artists after his mega hit Saa Moya hits 2 million views. The singer flew to Tanzania on Saturday mid-day and according to his manager Jean De Dieu Kabanda, the trip is music related although…
ShowBiz
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Family is Basis of Building ‘Ndi Umunyarwanda’ Identity- First Lady Jeannette Kagame
November,01 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

The First Lady Jeannette Kagame and Chairperson of Unity Club Rwanda has called on Rwandans to take the ‘Ndi Umunyarwanda’ concept as a basis for rebuilding the country that was torn apart by the 1994 genocide against Tutsi. Mrs. Kagame was this morning addressing the 13th Unity Club Forum (UCForum) 2020, themed "Ndi Umunyarwanda:  Igitekerezo-ngenga cy’Ukubaho…
National
Tags: Rwanda’s First Lady
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