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Disasters

Mukungwa Marshland Farmers Lament Poor Harvests 

Mukungwa Marshland Farmers Lament Poor Harvests 

Thousands of farmers in the Mukungwa marshland have reported a pressing problem of food insecurity following devastating floods that washed away their crops in April, leaving them hopeless. On April…

Kagame Visits Disaster Affected Areas

Kagame Visits Disaster Affected Areas

This Saturday, President Paul Kagame visited areas of Nyabihu District which were recently devastated by heavy rains and floods. Kagame toured Giciye bridge which is now being reconstructed to enable…

1,000 Households to Be Relocated from High Risk Zones

1,000 Households to Be Relocated from High Risk Zones

The City of Kigali is set to relocate more households designated as located in wetlands and dangerous slopes that could be prone to disaster as rains are expected to intensify…

Kigali to Complete Relocation of Households from Wetlands in Three Weeks

Kigali to Complete Relocation of Households from Wetlands in Three Weeks

The problem of dwelling in marshland/wetland and risking one’s life will be no more by the end of March 2020, City of Kigali announced on Monday. The city…

Updated: Death toll Rises to 19 After Sunday Heavy Downpour

Updated: Death toll Rises to 19 After Sunday Heavy Downpour

A heavy downpour that affected most parts of the country on Sunday – February 2nd caused 13 deaths and 2 injuries – the Ministry of Emergency Management has said in the provisional…

Heavy Downpour Hits Rwanda as Weather Agency Issues Warning

Heavy Downpour Hits Rwanda as Weather Agency Issues Warning

Several businesses came to standstill across the capital Kigali and other parts of the country on Tuesday morning, following heavy downpour that started as early as 6 am. Rwanda Meteorology…

Christmas Heavy Downpour Victims Consoled

Christmas Heavy Downpour Victims Consoled

As the rest of Rwandans and the world celebrated Christmas, Julienne Mukasekuru was in deep shock. She experienced a depressing and shocking condition when heavy downpour started – demolishing her…

Updated: 12 People Die as Rwandans Warned of More Threats Due to Heavy Rains

Updated: 12 People Die as Rwandans Warned of More Threats Due to Heavy Rains

Twelve people were reported dead across Rwanda on Wednesday night following heavy rains that swept the entire country, officials said on Thursday. The Ministry of Emergency Management said more could…

Heavy Downpour Kills Christmas Mood, City Roads Now Impassable

Heavy Downpour Kills Christmas Mood, City Roads Now Impassable

A Wednesday evening heavy downpour disrupted Christmass mood in some parts of Rwanda – cutting celebration events short. From 6pm Kigali time, heavy rains started pouring in the capital Kigali…

Govt on Recent Evacuations: We Can’t Look on as Rwandans Remain in Danger

Govt on Recent Evacuations: We Can’t Look on as Rwandans Remain in Danger

From January to December this year, Rwanda lost 117 citizens to disasters including lightening, floods, mine disaster, house collapse, to mention but a few. The previous year, the country lost…