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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
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
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: 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: 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
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: 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
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
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: 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: 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: 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
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
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
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