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COVID-19: Deaths, New Cases Surge as Rwanda Readies for Vaccine Rollout
January,22 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_61496" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Rwanda is ready to roll out the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as the 1 million doses arrive in the country.[/caption] Rwanda on  Thursday recorded the highest number of New Coronavirus-related deaths in a single day ever since the pandemic broke out in the country, with the Ministry of Health reporting that…
National
Tags: Big-story, Coronavirus
Mother of Singer Christopher Passes On
January,21 2021 Andrew Shyaka Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_62096" align="alignnone" width="720"] Christopher and the late mom[/caption] R&B music fans crooner Muneza Christopher has lost her mother. The sad news circulated on social media this evening and it shocked fellow musicians who rushed to send condolence messages. "But death when will you die also! Stay strong brother May her soul rest in eternal…
Obituaries
Tags: Latestnews
Body of Fallen Rwandan Peacekeeper Arrives Home
January,21 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_62090" align="aligncenter" width="800"] RDF officials and family members receive the Sgt. Nsabimana's body at Kigali International Airport.[/caption] The casket bearing the remains of Rwandan peacekeeper, Sergeant Nsabimana Jean D’Amour, arrived in Rwanda from Central African Republic on 21 January 2021. Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) officials as well as family members officially received the fallen…
National
Tags: Latestnews, Rwanda Peacekeeping
COVID-19 Relief Distribution Kicks off in City of Kigali
January,21 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_62082" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Gasabo district volunteers prepare relief food for distribution in Kangondo I on Thursday.[/caption] The Rwandan government has started relief support distribution among identified vulnerable households in the City of Kigali following the reinstatement of the lockdown on the city to curb the spread of the New Coronavirus. A virtual Cabinet Meeting…
National
Tags: City Of Kigali, Latestnews
British Investors Urged to ‘Pay Attention’ to Africa
January,21 2021 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_62076" align="alignnone" width="873"] Rwandan Methane Gas on Lake Kivu[/caption] Despite the world fighting hard to defeat COVID-19, a global pandemic that has now killed hundreds of thousands, countries are still finding a breakthrough to keep diplomatic and trade relations going.  On January 20, the UK - Africa Investment, a one day event that was…
Economy
Tags: AfCFTA, Latestnews
Minusca Pays Tribute to Rwandan Peacekeeper
January,21 2021 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) and the Government of CAR on January 20th paid last respects to Sgt NSABIMANA Jean D’amour, a Rwandan peacekeeper killed on 13 January 2021 during an attack by elements of an armed group opposed to the peace process in CAR. The Mission…
International
Tags: Latestnews, Rwanda Peacekeeping
Comesa Floats €800million to Support Regional Digital Payments
January,20 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_62057" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Sandra Uwera CEO Comesa Business Council[/caption] The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Business Council has proposed a new digital financial inclusion program that will have to be adopted by member countries to kick start affordable, accessible and timely digital payment systems in the micro, small and medium enterprises…
National
Tags: Financing, Latestnews
Bisate Lodge Listed Among World Most Luxurious Eco-Friendly Hotels
January,20 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Bisate Lodge Bisate Lodge, inside the home of Rwanda's rare mountain gorillas' habitat, has been ranked among the top ten world's most luxurious eco-friendly hotels. Elite Traveler, the company which deals in luxury lifestyle news and travel listed the hotels by continent, and in Africa, Grootbos a Private Nature Reserve in South Africa, and Bisate…
Economy
Tags: Big-story, Tourism
I Will Never Quit Music – Tom Close
January,20 2021 Andrew Shyaka Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_51433" align="alignnone" width="640"] Tom Close[/caption] Fans have been wondering whether their popular music star Thomas Muyobo a.k.a Tom Close will continue giving them music or will quit dedicating his professional life to his primary career as a health professional. Singer Tom Close reveals that he will continue doing music despite having lots of other…
ShowBiz
Tags: Latestnews, Local Music
Rwanda, Kenya Find A Formula to Share Tourists
January,20 2021 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

The Kenya Association of Travel Agents (KATA), Rwanda Development Board (RDB), Rwanda Chamber of Tourism (RCT) and the East African Tourism Platform (EATP) have signed a partnership that will see the development of business and leisure travel in the East African Community. The framework will enhance cooperation between the above parties and improve the region's…
Regional
Tags: Latestnews, Tourism
Notice to Customers: Here Are Bank of Kigali’s Operating Hours
January,20 2021 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

The Bank of Kigali has changed its operating hours to fit in the national context of preventing the spread of COVID-19. Following the Cabinet Resolutions of 18/1/2021 related to curbing the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, Bank of Kigali would like to inform you of its branches operating hours starting January 19th 2021: Only the below…
Companies
Tags: BK, Latestnews
Individual Sports in Kigali Limited to Village Level As Lockdown Commences
January,19 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

The ministry of sports has said that sports activities are not permitted during the current lockdown on the city of Kigali, but exercising at home limiting oneself within the village zone remains open. The clarification comes after Kigali residents, especially expatriates who have commonly seen jogging on the streets of Kigali had raised concerns over…
Sports
Tags: Latestnews, Sports
Min. Biruta Delivers President Kagame’s Message to DRC’s Tshisekedi
January,19 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_62020" align="alignnone" width="686"] Dr. Vincent Biruta, Rwanda's Foreign Minister[/caption] Rwanda's Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation  Dr. Vincent Biruta has today delivered a message of president Paul Kagame to his counterpart Felix Tshisekedi Tshilombo of Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC) in Kinshasa. "The message revolves around bilateral cooperation and regional matters," a message from…
Regional
Tags: Latestnews, Rwanda-DRC Relations
Mitterrand Archives Shed Light on French Role in 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi
January,19 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

  [caption id="attachment_47347" align="aligncenter" width="633"] France contingents in Rwanda during the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi[/caption] In June 2020, France’s top administrative court ruled that a researcher could access former French President Francois Mitterrand’s archives on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, in what observers said was a major breakthrough in ascertaining the role of the…
National
Tags: Rwanda-France Relations
President Kagame Receives AfCFTA Award
January,19 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_62001" align="alignnone" width="900"] President Kagame speaking at the AfCFTA signing ceremony in March 2018[/caption] President Paul Kagame has been recognised for his endless efforts put in the process, initiation and formation of the One Africa continental trade agreement- African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). AfCFTA, the largest free trade area in the world, began…
International
Tags: AU, Latestnews
COVID-19: Relief Support Ready, Vaccine Soon – Rwandans Assured
January,18 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Kigali will tomorrow enter a new total lockdown, the second of its kind after the one that covered March and April 2020. The decision was taken this afternoon by the cabinet meeting following a surge of new COVID-19 cases and deaths which doubled in the last  5o days. The deaths increased to 146 and the…
National
Tags: Coronavirus, Latestnews
City of Kigali Placed Under Lockdown to Contain COVID-19 Spread
January,18 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_61972" align="aligncenter" width="995"] President Kagame chairs[/caption] A virtual Cabinet Meeting chaired by President Kagame on Monday reinstated a full lockdown on the City of Kigali amid surging New Coronavirus cases in a bid to curb the spread. A cabinet statement signed by the Prime Minister Dr. Edouard Ngirente said that based on the assessment…
National
Tags: Cabinet, Latestnews
COVID-19: Lockdown in the Offing? Rwandans Await Cabinet Decisions
January,18 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_61972" align="aligncenter" width="995"] President Kagame chairs the virtual cabinet meeting on Monday. Photos/Village Urugwiro.[/caption] With the number of New Coronavirus cases on the rise in Rwanda, many Rwandans are anxiously awaiting the outcomes of the cabinet meeting chaired by President Paul Kagame on Monday evening, which was expected to review measures preventive measures against…
National
Tags: Cabinet, Latestnews
Parents Call for More Emphasis on Coronavirus Prevention As Schools Enter another Pause
January,18 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_61955" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Aline Mukansanga a tailor in Kimisagara said she will have to take new strategies as schools close[/caption] Parents have made mixed reactions over the government decision to temporarily close schools in order to stop more spread of COVID-19. On Sunday the Ministry of Education announced that all day schools in Kigali,…
National
Tags: Education, Latestnews
How PSF’s Gender Equality Project Opened Women’s Business Doors
January,18 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

           Claudine Nyirandagijimana, is a female entrepreneur and owner of La Divine International Christian School, a kindergarten and primary school located in Busanza, Kanombe sector, Kicukiro district in Kigali city. After graduating in Business Administration in 2015, she decided the following year to invest Rwf80million in establishing a school to promote Christian values which she…
Companies
Tags: Education, Latestnews
COVID-19: Police Arrest 13 Violators In House Party
January,17 2021 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_61922" align="alignnone" width="1080"] COVID-19 preventive measures have always included people from all walks of life[/caption] Rwanda National Police (RNP) has arrested 13 people in City of Kigali after they were found holding a house party and drinking. House parties and social gatherings in general are among the events prohibited by the government as part…
National
Tags: Latestnews, Police
Minagri Intervenes to Stop Heavy Loss Among Rwamagana’s Fish Farmers
January,17 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Fish farmers from Cooperative Hagurukadukore on Tuesday, January 14 woke up to a crisis in their floating cages of 10,000 tilapia units in Lake Muhazi, Rwamagana district, Fumbwe sector. The fish were breathing hard to an extent that it became worrisome until January 16 evening when they started dying.  As of Sunday afternoon, 3,762 fish…
Economy
Tags: Agribusiness, Latestnews
COVID-19: Schools in Kigali Closed to Curb Spread
January,17 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59265" align="aligncenter" width="874"] Schools in the City of Kigali will temporarily close effective Monday, January 18, the Ministry of Education announced Sunday.[/caption] The Government of Rwanda has temporarily closed schools in the City of Kigali in a bid to curb the new Coronavirus. The Ministry of Education on Sunday announced that all schools in…
National
Tags: Big-story, Education
Rwanda Integrates COVID-19 In Health Insurance Coverage
January,16 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

From now on, patients infected with COVID-19 can be treated at any health centre,  district, provincial or referral hospital of the country and health insurance will cover the cost in accordance with existing procedures. A letter the ministry of health addressed to hospitals, health centers and other health officials on Saturday, requested them to "start…
National
Tags: Health, Latestnews
Police Arrest Four Over Vandalizing Electricity Pylons
January,16 2021 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

Rwanda National Police (RNP) has arrested four men in City of Kigali in connection with vandalizing electricity pylons causing power outage. The quartet was showed to the media on Friday, January 15, at the Police metropolitan headquarters in Remera. They include one Edson Uwitonze, who was allegedly buying and selling metal pieces stolen from pylons;…
National
Tags: Latestnews, Police
2021 To Be A Year of ‘I Do’ Among Celebrities
January,16 2021 Andrew Shyaka Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_61884" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Emmanuel Nshimyiyumva with Joyce Umuhoza[/caption] As the start of the year signifies new beginnings for some in various aspects, our local celebrities have started it with a same new year’s resolution of settling down with a wave of engagements to their girlfriends. For years musicians Meddy, The Ben, Kitoko and Emmy…
ShowBiz
Tags: Latestnews, Local Music
10 African Leaders to be recognized for Exceptional Contribution to AfCFTA process
January,15 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_61870" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Several African leaders who have been actively involved in the realization of AfCFTA will be recognised today.[/caption] Ten African Heads of State will today be awarded for exceptional contribution to the AFCFTA process, the African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina has said. Adesina said the virtual award ceremony, which is open…
National
Tags: AfCFTA, Big-story
Rwanda Central Bank’s Chief Economist Dies
January,15 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Long-serving Chief economist of Rwanda's national Bank Prof. Thomas Kigabo has died. Kigabo succumbed to illness in Kenya where he had gone to seek treatment-yet to be confirmed information say that he succumbed to COVID-19 which, the pandemic in severe wave currently in Rwanda and across the world. Thomas Kigabo has a Ph.D in monetary,…
National
Tags: Latestnews
5 Dead, 197 New Cases: COVID-19 Numbers Continue to Rise as Rwanda Readies for Vaccine
January,15 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_61862" align="aligncenter" width="992"] Rwanda has installed storage facilities for the COVID-19 vaccines in readiness to receive the first batch. Photos/RBA[/caption] The new Coronavirus numbers in Rwanda continue to be worrisome as daily infections and death seem not to be relenting, with 5 deaths and 197 new cases reported on Thursday. According to the Ministry…
National
Tags: Coronavirus, Latestnews
EAC: All Eyes on Uganda as Vote Counting Begins
January,14 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_61857" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] President Museveni and singer-turned-politician Robert Kyagulanyi, aka Bobi Wine are facing off in a tense poll.[/caption] The East African Community (EAC) will be on alert for the outcome in the Presidential elections in Uganda as the East African country went to polls on Thursday. By press time, voting had closed at…
Regional
Tags: Latestnews
CAR: RDF, UN Sec. General, Speak Out on Fallen Rwandan Peacekeeper
January,13 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_61390" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] UN peacekeepers from the MINUSCA Rwanda Contingent stand guard at the Lycée Boganda voting centre in Bangui as Central Africans go to the polls in the 27 December 2020 general elections. RDF says it remains committed to the peace process in CAR.[/caption] The Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) has spoken out on…
National
Tags: Latestnews, Rwanda Peacekeeping
17,000 Newly Recruited Teachers to Start Job Next Week
January,13 2021 Daniel Sabiiti 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. Mock exams are a much bigger quiz to prepare students to national exams[/caption] The Rwanda Education Board (REB) has announced recruitment of half of the number of trained teachers who applied to…
National
Tags: Education, Latestnews
The Ben, Miss Pamela Love In the Air
January,13 2021 Andrew Shyaka Comments(0)

‘This is love’ hit maker The Ben and longtime rumored girlfriend Miss Pamela Uwicyeza finally show the world that indeed they are in love. This comes following The Ben’s recent birthday bash which was attended by Pamela among friends and she couldn’t hide fondness towards The Ben. She took over her instagram and posted two…
ShowBiz
Tags: Latestnews, Music Stars
UN: Rwandan Peacekeeper Killed in CAR Attacks, Another Injured
January,13 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_61827" align="aligncenter" width="800"] A Rwanda peacekeeper has been killed in armed attacks in CAR. The UN has condemned the attack.[/caption] Another Rwandan peacekeeper has been killed and another one injured in attacks by armed groups in the Central Africa Republic (CAR), the United Nations announced on Wednesday. The Spokesperson of the United Nations Secretary…
National
Tags: Central African Republic, Latestnews
How SKOL Brewery Is Giving Back to the Community
January,13 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_61817" align="alignnone" width="660"] SKOL employees doing community work[/caption] Rwanda’s beer producer, Skol Breweries Limited, has announced plans to continue supporting Rwandans in three focus areas of social, economic, and environmental development as part of the brewery’s 2021 Social Corporate Responsibility (CSR). This comes after a successful year of CSR activities in which Skol was…
Companies
Tags: Latestnews, Skol
More COVID-19 Patients in Critical Condition- Dr. Nsanzimana
January,13 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_53101" align="aligncenter" width="1400"] RBC Director General Dr. Nsanzimana says more patients are in critical condition. File Photo[/caption] Rwanda currently has its highest number of patients in critical condition since the New Coronavirus outbreak in March, with more than 40 people currently being given oxygen in treatment centres, in what seems to be a more…
National
Tags: Big-story, Coronavirus
Sintex Premiers A New Video
January,12 2021 Andrew Shyaka Comments(0)

Dancehall star Arnold Kabera a.k.a Sintex has released a brand new song dubbed ‘Situation’ urging people to extend a helping hand to needy people. The new song was released with both audio and video with a promise to drop more records to keep his fans on the grid.  “Situation is made to inspire us to…
ShowBiz
Tags: Latestnews, Local Music
Rwanda Government Scholarship Applications on the Rise
January,12 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

Public tertiary institutions have reported a tremendous increase in number of students applying for university scholarship compared to previous years. While ongoing classes resumed in November 2020, students who wrote, passed the 2019 national exams for A level, and applied for government scholarship had yet to know their fate until last Sunday when the Ministry…
National
Tags: Education, Latestnews
Covid-19: What The World Lost In The China Blame Game
January,12 2021 Vincent Gasana Comments(0)

It is now a year, since Chinese authorities officially reported to the World Health Organisation, about a new, yet to be understood epidemic. Some would now seek to hold China culpable for the spread of the virus. But did the world in fact spurn a rare chance that China offered, to pool resources, and face…
Special Reports
Tags: Coronavirus, Latestnews
Yolande Mukagasana Launches Foundation to Fight Genocide Denial, Revisionism
January,12 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_61783" align="aligncenter" width="674"] Yolande Mugakagasana has been confronting genocide denial and revisionism through her literal works.[/caption] Genocide survivor and anti-genocide activist Yolande Mukagasana has lunched a foundation through which she will be confront the denial and revisionism of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The creation of an independent foundation on the research and…
National
Tags: Genocide Denial, Latestnews
How President Kagame Tipped Anglican Church to Transform Giporoso
January,11 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_61764" align="alignnone" width="988"] L-R: Revival Legacy House, Anglican Union Plazza[/caption] For travelers who have not been in Giporoso, a busy neighborhood in Kicukiro District, Kigali city since the outbreak of COVID-19 in March 2020, expect surprises. [caption id="attachment_61765" align="alignnone" width="988"] L-R: Anglican Union Plazza, Revival Legacy House[/caption] Dilapidated kiosks that used to serve as…
National
Tags: City Of Kigali, Latestnews
Nyungwe Canopy Ranked Best Canopy Walkway to Visit In 2021
January,11 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_49060" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Nyungwe Canopy[/caption]  A renowned destinations' company has ranked Nyungwe Canopy walkway in Rwanda's southern-Western Nyungwe National park top among 11 best canopies to recommend to visitors this 2021. "Almost 230ft (70m) above a lush ravine in Rwanda’s Nyungwe National Park are 525ft (160m) of sturdy suspension bridges and metal platforms, the perfect…
International
Tags: Tourism
Masterplans for Satellite, Secondary Cities to Be Ready by January
January,11 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_57882" align="aligncenter" width="711"] Like the City of Kigali, all secondary and satellite cities are expected to have their masterplans to be implemented as soon as they are approved.[/caption] All satellite and secondary cities will have the master plans fully approved by June this year the Rwanda Housing Authority (RHA) has said. The eight towns that…
National
Tags: Land
The UN Group of Experts: Giving Succour To Enemies of Peace?
January,11 2021 Vincent Gasana Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_10718" align="aligncenter" width="680"] FDLR Combatants at one of their Bases in Congo. Rwanda and DRC have worked closely to end insecurity where the UN has failed for decades.[/caption] Two heads of state, in a region that has known all too little peace, begin to navigate their way through an antagonistic past, to a state…
National
Tags: Rwanda-DRC Relations
Government Moves to Temporarily Repossess Unregistered Land  
January,10 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_57520" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] The government will temporarily take over unregistered land until owners show up.[/caption] The Government of Rwanda has temporarily taken ownership of unregistered land in the country after the owners failed to meet the deadline of registering it.  According to Jean Baptiste Mukarage, the interim Director of Land Management at Rwanda Land…
National
Tags: Land
Amb. Hategeka Presents a Copy Of Credentials to Represent Rwanda In Bahrain
January,10 2021 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_61727" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Ambassador Emmanuel Hategeka presenting a copy of credentials virtually[/caption] Amb. Emmanuel Hategeka has today presented to Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Bahrain, a copy of his credentials as Rwanda’s Ambassador designate to the Kingdom of Bahrain with residence in Abu Dhabi. At…
International
Singer Clarisse Karasira Engaged
January,09 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_61719" align="aligncenter" width="1068"] Singer Karasira said 'Yes' to her boyfriend Ifashabayo who is also her manager.[/caption] Singer Clarisse Karasira has been engaged by her manager-turned-boyfriend, identified as Ifashabayo Sylivain Dejoie.  The singer shared the news of her engagement on Saturday, first sharing a ring on her finger and flowers before sharing a photo of…
National
Tags: ShowBiz
How Will Fr. Ubald Rugirangoga be Remembered?
January,09 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_61705" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Fr. Ubald Rugirangoga was feted for his miraculous work by many congregants who believed in him. He filled stadiums wherever he went.[/caption] Rwandans were on Friday afternoon hit by shocking news following the death of Fr Ubald Rugirangoga- a prominent catholic priest who will be remembered for two things- diligently serving…
National
Tags: Catholic Church
“No Rwandan Troops in DRC” -Rwanda Dismisses UN Group of Experts Report
January,09 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_47562" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Relations between Rwanda and DRC have been cordial since President Tshisekedi (Right) took office in January 2019.[/caption] The Rwandan Government has dismissed a report by a United Group of Experts alleging that Rwandan troops were conducting incursions in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). A statement released on Friday, January 8,…
National
Tags: Rwanda-DRC Relations
Nyarugenge Hospital Opens To Serve As COVID-19 Referral Centre
January,08 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

State-of-the-art Nyarugenge Hospital located in the city of Kigali has opened doors and will serve as a COVID-19 referral centre, the Rwanda Biomedical Centre(RBC) has announced. "We opened the main COVID-19 treatment center at the just-completed Nyarugenge Hospital. The facility is expected to considerably improve COVID-19 case management. It offers the highest standard of oxygen…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Young Rwandans Introduce Augmented Reality in Book Reading
January,08 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

 Two local companies, founded by young Rwandans, have announced plans to bring an augmented and interactive experience to book reading in Rwanda. The partnership worth $10,000 between Augmented Future Ltd, a local Rwandan company and Imagine We -a local publisher house will see use of 2Dimension or 3Dimension animations added to new and existing books…
Technology
Tags: Education
Losing My Sister, Coronavirus Crisis…2020 Was Bad -The Ben
January,08 2021 Andrew Shyaka Comments(0)

Music star Mugisha Benjamin a.k.a The Ben sets the record straight on why he slowed down musically last year and revealed that the loss of his sister, COVID-19, and many other personal engagements couldn’t allow him to concentrate on music. The ‘Kora’ hitmaker was giving his comment of several stories that appeared in tabloids recently…
ShowBiz
Tags: Local Music
Renowned Catholic Priest Ubald Rugirangoga Passes On
January,08 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_18725" align="alignnone" width="555"] Father Ubald Rugirangonga[/caption] Father Ubald Rugirangoga, a Rwandan priest who is known in activities promoting unity and reconciliation and prayer for the sick has passed on this January 8 aged 66 in the United States of America. The news was shared by Bishop Celestin Hakizimana of Gikongoro Catholic Diocese who is…
Obituaries
Tags: Catholic Church
Kigali City Businesswoman Given Last Warning to Clear Properties In Wetland
January,07 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

 Kigali city engineer on Thursday gave last warning to the wife of late Gaspard Mirimo to clear commercial properties established in Nyabugogo an area allegedly gazetted as a wetland. The city engineer said the properties have to be removed to pave a way for the constructionon of a bridge meant to fight floods in the…
National
Tags: City Of Kigali
The Wait Is Over: Pre Primary, Lower Primary Opens On January 18
January,07 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_21818" align="alignnone" width="960"] Saint Ignace Primary School[/caption]  The remaining level of Rwanda's education which has been at home for over 10 months now will report back to school on January 18, 2020, the Ministry of education has announced.Pre-primary and lower Primary(from nursery one to Primary 3) will break the 10-months long holiday in the…
National
Tags: Education
Husband, Daughter Decide My Clothing Style – Gospel Star Tonzi
January,07 2021 Andrew Shyaka Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_61609" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Clementine Uwitonze a.k.a Tonzi[/caption] Gospel songstress Clementine Uwitonze famous on stage as Tonzi confessed that her daughter and husband choose for her what to put on every time she goes out of the house. Tonzi who is considered to be a pioneer of modern gospel music in the country disclosed the…
ShowBiz
Tags: Local Music
Businessman Muvunyi, Co-accused Released After Paying Fine
January,07 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Businessman Paul Muvunyi and his co-accused who were facing charges of fraudulently acquiring land in Karongi have been released after they pleaded guilty and agreed to pay a fine of Rwf3m each.  The former president of Rayon Sport FC and three others, including Rtd Col Ruzibiza Eugène, the former Commander of the Armed Forces in…
Ambitious Projects, National
Tags: Court, Latestnews
Rwanda Stock Market Eyes 2021 Investments
January,06 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_61599" align="alignnone" width="500"] Celestin Rwabukumba, RSE boss[/caption] The Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE) market has set its eyes on pushing for more investments, company listing alongside having the bourse trading activities automated with the regional platform. RSE Chief  Executive Officer (CEO) Pierre Celestin Rwabukumba, who is currently Chairman of the East African Securities Exchanges Association (EASEA) said…
Economy
Tags: Latestnews
Ericsson in 2020: Year In Review
January,06 2021 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_61594" align="alignnone" width="779"] January to June 2020[/caption] 2020 may be primarily remembered in history for the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Billions of people have suffered bereavement, illness, hardship or measures to contain the spread of the new coronavirus strain.  Ericsson actions this year were aimed at protecting the health and safety of employees,…
Companies
Tags: Big-story, Ericsson
Teta Diana’s New EP Works In High Gear
January,06 2021 Andrew Shyaka Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_34652" align="alignnone" width="600"] Diana Teta[/caption] Female singer Teta Diana is back in the country and she is busy working on her upcoming Extended Play (EP).  While speaking to local media, Teta revealed that she has been in the country for a period of one month to work on music projects.  Teta has been off…
ShowBiz
Tags: Latestnews
100+ Words of 2020
January,05 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Every year has got its own challenges, but, for the year 2020, one thing robbed the world's attention giving an impression that there are no other battles to fight; COVID-19. This list will remind a couple of words that were often repeated, and in most cases, in relation to the pandemic that has now killed…
International
Tags: Coronavirus, Latestnews
Rwanda Agrees to Host FIFA Regional Development Office
January,05 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_61571" align="alignnone" width="1440"] Gianni Infantio, FIFA president opening the FIFA regional office in Addis Ababa - February 2019[/caption] The cabinet meeting on 4th January 2021 approved the Host Country Agreement between the Government of Rwanda and the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) to host a Regional Development Office in Kigali. The center will…
International
A Lockdown Was a Possibility Due to the Current Trend of COVID-19 – State Minister for Health
January,05 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_61562" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] The State Minister for Health, Dr Mpunga, while appearing on Radio Rwanda, said a lockdown was possible given the current trend of COVID-19. Photo/RBA[/caption] The Minister of State for Health in charge of Primary Health Care, Dr Tharcisse Mpunga, says the government could have reinstated a nationwide lockdown going by the…
National
Tags: Coronavirus, Latestnews
COVID-19: 4 Fatalities, 172 New Cases as Government Tightens Measures
January,05 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_61345" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] People in Personal Protection Equipment take a COVID-19 victim for burial.[/caption] As the cabinet meeting chaired by the Prime Minister Dr. Edouard Ngirente at Village Urugwiro on Monday revised measures to contain the spread of the New Coronavirus, Rwanda registered yet again a high number of new infections and 4 new…
National
Tags: Coronavirus, Latestnews
Cabinet Reinstates Tougher COVID-19 Measures as Cases Surge, Travel Outside Kigali Prohibited
January,05 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_52383" align="aligncenter" width="1040"] Travel to and from the City of Kigali is prohibited.[/caption] A cabinet meeting chaired by the Prime Minister Dr Edouard Ngirente at Urugwiro Village on Monday, reinstated tougher measures aimed at curbing the spread of the New Coronavirus, with travel to and from the City of Kigali restricted. New measures were…
National
Tags: Cabinet, Latestnews
Elderly Genocide Survivors Using Yoga to Combat Covid-19 Stress
January,04 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

 The year 2020 will be remembered as a year of Coronavirus (Covid-19) that added more stress to economies, businesses, communities, and individuals to a specific level. The World Health Organisation figures show that 1 in 3 persons have a mental health problem, and with Covid-19 pandemic stress due to forced lockdowns, loss of jobs and…
National
Tags: Genocide Survivors, Latestnews
Finally: Last Sector Without Electricity Connected
January,03 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_61528" align="alignnone" width="700"] Kibangu Sector finally connected[/caption] It has been a long journey and some would think that it is a luxury, but, having electricity is now becoming a dream come true across all sectors of Rwanda. Kibangu Sector from Muhanga district-Southern province was the last among ten sectors that did not have electricity…
National
Tags: Electricity, Latestnews
Bye Bye 2020!
January,02 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Hundreds, even thousands wished us ‘Happy New Year’ when we started 2020 and we reciprocated the gesture. Little did we know that, COVID-19, several other events would prevent us from celebrating the beginning of 2021 together. Friends, relatives, role models, celebrities, parents, leaders who contributed greatly to our economies, pastors who gave us the ‘Good…
Obituaries
Tags: Latestnews, Year Ender
Rwanda Got Justice in 2020 Despite Covid-19 Threats – Researcher Tom Ndahiro 
January,01 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

Rwandan Genocide Scholar Tom Ndahiro has said that 2020 was a year of justice to Rwandans despite security threats caused by the current COVID-19 global pandemic. Ndahiro who has a relatively wide experience in regional security and documenting genocide history in Rwanda said that though Covid-19 was a security threat in itself, the pandemic lockdown…
International
Tags: Latestnews, Rusesabagina
The Youth Show More Interest in HIV/AIDS Prevention Services
January,01 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_61504" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Test kit and other reproduction health services at AHF stand[/caption] The year 2020 has concluded with a clear concern of the youth to seek to know their status in regard to HIV/AIDS. The numbers of youths seeking to either acquire condoms or seeking to know their HIV/ Aids status at the…
National
Tags: Health, Latestnews
Police Arrest Kibeho Sector Executive Secretary Over Embezzlement
January,01 2021 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

Rwanda National Police have taken into custody the Executive Secretary of Kibeho Sector, on charges of embezzlement.  In a statement posted on their official twitter account, the Rwanda National Police said, Jean Marie Vianney Karegeya, was being held at Kibeho police station, where he would await further investigation into the allegation. “Good evening” read the…
National
Tags: Latestnews
Six Fatalities, 133 New Cases as Rwanda Ushers in New Year, As WHO Approves Vaccine
January,01 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_61496" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Following the approval of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19, WHO has called for equitable distribution of the vaccines.[/caption] The New Coronavirus claimed six people on Thursday as the country welcomed the New Year -after two women and four men succumbed to the virus as Rwanda hopes to roll out the vaccine early next…
National
Tags: Coronavirus, Latestnews
This Coming Year Will Be Better Than the One We Just Had- President Kagame
January,01 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_61492" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] President Kagame is hopeful 2021 will be a better year. Photo/Village Urugwiro[/caption] President Paul Kagame said he is hopeful that 2021 will be a better year compared to 2020, given the challenges the country encountered, resulting from the New Coronavirus pandemic.  The Head of State made the observation in his New…
National
Tags: Big-story, President Paul Kagame
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