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Singer M1 Arrested over Drug Abuse
October,22 2021 Andrew Shyaka Comments(0)

Faded dance hall star M1 real name Joseph Olivier Nzamwita yesterday 21st October, booked Kicukiro police station after he was caught red-handed smoking weed. M1 and accomplice called Claude Uwimana aged 25 years old, were caught abusing drugs by the police following a tip from a neighbor in Kiruhura cell, Niboye sector, Kicukiro district. Speaking…
Tags: Latestnews, Local Music
UNICEF, NAEB Launch Childcare Program In Tea Plantations
October,22 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59888" align="alignnone" width="2048"] Women employed in tea plantations will largely benefit of the program[/caption] The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and National Agricultural Export Development Board have launched a caregiving program for children whose parents are employed in tea plantations across the country. The program dubbed ‘Employer-Supported Childcare’ is affiliated to Early…
Tags: Agribusiness, Latestnews
Rusesabagina Has Access to All Basic Needs -RCS
October,22 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_62951" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Rusesabagina and his lawyer Gatera Gashabana in court previously. RCS says Rusesabagina has access to basic needs in prison.[/caption] Rwanda Correctional Service (RCS), the national body in charge of prison facilities, has dismissed claims by Paul Rusesabagina’s daughter, Carine Kanimba, that he was denied all basic needs for him to be…
Tags: Latestnews, Rusesabagina
Human Right Commission Reports An Issue of Prisons Congestion Again
October,22 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

The Rwanda Parliament has tasked the National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) and government to find a way of dealing with the issue of increasing number of inmates. A commission report presented to both chambers of deputies and senate this Thursday showed that an assessment that was conducted in 14 prisons from November 2020, through…
Tags: Rwanda Parliament
COVID-19: Rwanda Could See the Light At the End of the Tunnel Soon
October,22 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Mask on, social distance observed and hand washing or use of hand sanitizer, a golden rule in every public place, Rwanda has maintained its stance in the fight against more spread of COVID-19 and the outcomes, now promising. The battle which started early 2020 and intensified since March 14 of the same year when first…
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Tags: Coronavirus, Latestnews
Soaring Ambition: Rwanda Files Request For Satellite Constellations
October,21 2021 Vincent Gasana Comments(0)

  The Rwanda Space Agency (RSA)’s filing of a request for satellite constellations, with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) in accordance with the organisation’s regulations, signals a determination to develop the country’s capability in satellite technology. The exercise is akin to booking a parking spot, or perhaps more accurately, a route that will serve as…
Tags: Latestnews, Satellite
Missing In Action: What Rusesabagina Said on the Whereabouts of Gen. Wilson Irategeka
October,21 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_71312" align="aligncenter" width="987"] Rusesabagina, Twagiramungu and others during the virtual press conference.[/caption] Before his arrest in August last year, Paul Rusesabagina did shed some light on the whereabouts of Gen. Wilson Irategeka, who was considered the overall commander of the National Liberation Front (FLN), amid speculation that he had been killed. Gen. Irategeka was…
Tags: Latestnews, Rusesabagina
MPs Concerned About Poor Expropriation Plan of Gikondo Industrial Park
October,21 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_71306" align="alignnone" width="716"] Ombudsman Nirere Madeleine[/caption] Rwanda Parliament has pinned the Ombudsman following several complaints arising from affected occupants ever since started a plan to shift industrial companies from Gikondo wetland to the special economic zone as provided in the Kigali city master plan. The law that was published in 2018 doesn’t permit any…
Tags: Latestnews, Parliament
Platini P To Thrill Sierra Leone
October,21 2021 Andrew Shyaka Comments(0)

Atansiyo hirmaker Platin P continues to shine on his young solo career. The singer has been selected as one of the artists to perform at cultural festival in Sierra Leone dubbed ECOFEST. The festival will take place at national stadium in the Sierra Leone's capital Freetown come 26th November. The deal comes following his successful…
Tags: Latestnews, Local Music
Rwandan Teachers Scholarship: Who Qualifies?
October,21 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

Rwanda has established scholarships that will facilitate primary and secondary school teachers to pursue further studies, after serving a particular period of time. In this arrangement, primary teachers who graduated from Teacher Training Colleges (TTCs) will teach for three years to qualify for the scholarship for Bachelor’s degree at University of Rwanda (UR)’s college of…
Tags: Big-story, Education
African Microfinance Week Opens in Kigali
October,20 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_71272" align="alignnone" width="2048"] The summit taking place at Kigali Convention Centre in the heart of the capital Kigali convened more than 600 participants. It is probably one of if not biggest gathering in Rwanda since COVID-19 spread in Rwanda in March 2020[/caption] The first African Microfinance Week (referred to as 'SAM', the French acronym)…
Tags: Financing, Latestnews
Climate Change Report Marks East Africa As Threatened
October,20 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

A new World Meteorological Organization (WMO) State of Climate in Africa report has shown that climate change is hitting Africa harder than the global average, triggering mounting food insecurity, poverty and displacement on the continent. The report said changing precipitation patterns, rising temperatures and more extreme weather contributed to mounting food insecurity, poverty and displacement…
Tags: Latestnews
FLN Trial: Prosecution Appeals
October,20 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_62964" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Rusesabagina and former FNL Spokesperson Callixte Nsabimana sit side by side in previous appearance. Prosecution has appealed.[/caption] The National Public Prosecution Authority (NPPA) has says it has appealed some of the decision in the case involving Callixte Nsabimana, Paul Rusesabagina and 19 others who were handed various sentences by the High…
Tags: Big-story, Rusesabagina
Nearly 10,000 Students Miss The First Week
October,20 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_64299" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Students of St. Andre - Kigali in a social activity. Many students are yet to report to their schools[/caption] The National Examination and School Inspection Authority (NESA) says a total of 9,900 students did not report to school since the start of academic year 2021/22 which commenced on October 11. Explaining the…
Tags: Education, Latestnews
Butera Knowless Scoops Award of Best Female Artist of the Month-Zambia
October,20 2021 Andrew Shyaka Comments(0)

Songbird Butera Knowless's music did not only thrive in the country alone, but it has also crossed borders as she was awarded Best Female musician of the month by Zikomo Africa Awards organized in Zambia. Zikomo Africa awards aims at recognizing excellence in youth generation, mainly focusing on philanthropists, models, filmmakers and musicians to mention…
Tags: Latestnews, Local Music
COVID-19 Rwanda: Parents Allowed to Take All Children to Church Now
October,20 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

Rwanda has made extra miles in the easing 0f COVID-19 preventive measures. Letest in a series is the authorization of parents to take all their children with them at church, unlike previously where only children of 6 years and above were allowed. “All children, accompanied with their parents or adults, are allowed to go to…
Tags: Coronavirus, Latestnews
Trade Ministry, NIRDA On Spot over Failed Processing Centers
October,19 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

  [caption id="attachment_71234" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Nyabihu Potato processing factory[/caption] The ministry of trade and industry (Minicom) and its partners have been blamed for the failures in implementing the Community Processing Center (CPC), which were supposed to spur Rwanda’s industrial growth at district level. The CPC program was initiated in 2013, with over Rwf4.1 billion invested…
Tags: Agribusiness, Big-story
Rwanda Confirms Army Briefly Entered DRC Pursuing Smugglers
October,19 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

The Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) on Tuesday confirmed that Rwandan soldiers crossed into the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) briefly while pursuing suspected armed smugglers. The confirmation of the Monday, October 18 incident followed distorted reports that the Rwandan army crossed and occupied a territory in the northeastern part of vast neighbour to the east.…
Tags: Latestnews, Rwanda-DRC Relations
Two Rwandan Students Arrive Home After Uganda’s UPDF Mistreatment
October,19 2021 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

Two Rwandan students from Bugema (Ruweero district) have arrived home after facing mistreatment from Uganda’s security officials, reports kigalitoday.com our sister website. Aimable Ndayishimye 27, and Marie Kabahizi 25 from Rubavu and Gasabo district respectively, were on October 18 on their way from school to Rwanda when they were arrested at a Mbarara UPDF roadblock.…
Tags: Latestnews, Rwanda-Uganda Relations
MPs Propose New, ‘Productive’ Bill On Government Activities’ Oversight
October,19 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_56302" align="alignnone" width="680"] Construction of classrooms. one of the project that sends officials to parliament to explain[/caption] The parliament is working on a organic bill that will enable the House to exercise the duty of government oversight properly. The organic bill tabled on Monday October 18, 2021 was proposed by MPs Edda Mukabagwiza, Valens…
Tags: Latestnews, Rwanda Parliament
How Was Terror Outfit FLN Born? Rusesabagina Explains in Previously Deleted Video
October,19 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_71197" align="aligncenter" width="1112"] A screengrab of the video in which Rusesabagina explains the birth of MRCD/FLN.[/caption] When Paul Rusesabagina was arrested in August last year and arraigned in court in Rwanda on terror-related charges in September the same year, his political organisation quickly deleted the majority of the videos in which he declared war…
Tags: Latestnews, Rusesabagina
Quality of Nyabarongo Water Deteriorating – Research
October,19 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_71188" align="alignnone" width="804"] Nyabarongo water today[/caption] The Democratic Green Party of Rwanda has launched research findings that show unusual  high levels of water pollution for the Nile Basin Area in Rwanda, especially in the Nyabarongo and Akagera rivers. The study unveiled this Sunday, was conducted from April-October 2021 by several scientists headed by Dr. Jean…
Tags: Environment, Latestnews
When the Hunter Supports The Hunted: Story of DASSO In Kicukiro
October,18 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

District Security Officials (DASSO) are tasked with a responsibility of ensuring order in public places like markets, streets and local administrative offices. This role comes with, among others, ensuring that no street vendors and children are on the streets of districts or even in Kigali city. This sometimes has come with controversy especially when the…
Tags: Latestnews, Local Stars
Youth Entrepreneurs from Rwanda Arrive In Ghana for Business Expedition
October,18 2021 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

Thirty(30) young business executives from Rwanda on Sunday October 17, 2021 arrived in Ghana for a week-long business tour that will give them an opportunity to expand their frontiers and promote export-oriented approach among youth-led businesses. The average age of the entrepreneurs on the tour is 27 and they are expected to be exposed to the…
Tags: Latestnews, Youth
Huye Campus: Half of UR Students Affected by Vision Empairement
October,18 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

Eye care specialists have said that young people could be on the onset of common eyesight problems. The warning comes after 218 students from University of Rwanda (UR), Huye campus were tested to see their status on vision. Samples taken between October 12-14 indicated that out of that sample, 118 students(equivalent to 54.1%) have vision impairments.…
Tags: Education, Latestnews
Heavy Rain Claim Three Lives in Huye
October,17 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

Heavy rain and winds have claimed three lives in Byinza cell of Kinazi sector, Huye district leaving several property and infrastructure damaged. The disaster occurred on the evening of October 16, also damaging over 200 houses in the area according to reports from our area reporter Marie Joyeuse. Local residents said that one of the male…
Tags: Disasters, Latestnews
Davis D’s New Tune ‘Eva’ Roasted by Fans for Being A Copycat of ‘Soundgasm
October,17 2021 Andrew Shyaka Comments(0)

Rwanda’s steady upcoming artist David Icyishaka commonly known on stage as Davis D aka Shine Boy dropped a new single dubbed Eva with amazing video but fans blasted the song for allegedly being a copycat of ‘Soundgasm' by Nigeria's Rema. Davis D is a budding young music star in the industry with flashy videos and…
Tags: Latestnews, Local Music
Milk, An Essential Source of Nutrition, Or Just Great PR?
October,17 2021 Vincent Gasana Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_69870" align="alignnone" width="720"] Mukabonera Beatrice from Rwamagana district, milking her Girinka cow[/caption] A cherubic child, the very picture of health, holding a cup of milk, looking into the camera, with contended innocence. It is an image etched on mothers’ minds, the world over, but is milk really essential for the health of children? The…
Tags: Big-story, Food And Drugs
Chinese Medical Experts Warn About A Potential Widespread Of Hernia in Rwanda
October,17 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_71131" align="alignnone" width="600"] The team of Chinese Medical doctors in Rwanda[/caption] The Chinese medical experts working in Rwanda say the Hernia could be a widespread illness that affects people in the community, a concern that calls for extensive research. A hernia is a tear in a muscle or tissue that allows part of a…
Tags: Latestnews, Rwanda-China Relations
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