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Rwanda Hesitant to Send a Beauty Queen for Miss Universe Contest
September,11 2020 Andrew Shyaka Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58134" align="alignnone" width="699"] Miss Universe contest-archive[/caption] 1000 Group Limited responsible for choosing a contestant to represent Rwanda in Miss Universe beauty pageant is still puzzled whether to send someone to attend the beauty competition given the horrible situation of Covid pandemic. This comes following Miss Universe organization’s 5 days ultimatum given to Rwanda as…
ShowBiz
Tags: Miss Rwanda
Curiosity Killed The Cat, Death of A Huye Leopard
September,11 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58129" align="alignnone" width="703"] Shoot dead[/caption] Curiosity killed the cat, they say, and for one unfortunate leopard this was literally true. Alexis Ndayambaje, a resident of Mukura in Huye, was incredulous when his child came rushing back into the house, announcing that there was a leopard outside. Confident his was not a child given to…
National
Tags: Tourism
Paul Rusesabagina At Home and Face To Face With His True Self
September,11 2020 Vincent Gasana Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58063" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Rusesabagina as dossier is handed over to the prosecution service[/caption] There is a yawning chasm between the oft repeated assertions about Rwanda, and the country as it really is. Few events could have been better designed to expose this distance between perception and reality, than the arrest of Paul Rusesabagina, hailed…
Special Reports
Tags: Rusesabagina
President Kagame to Address AGRF Presidential Summit Today
September,11 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58122" align="alignnone" width="799"] President Paul Kagame during the AGRF Youth Town hall meeting | Kigali, 10 September 2020[/caption] Paul Kagame will today address participants at the closure of the virtual annual African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) which has been held in Kigali with over 10,000 participants online. Kagame will at 4pm Central Africa Time…
International
 Rusesabagina, FLN Spokesmen Could Stand Same Trial
September,11 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

The trial of two former National Liberation Front (FLN) spokesmen Callixte Nsabimana and Herman Nsengimana resumed Thursday with prosecution pushing for cases of both terror suspected be combined in one case trial. In the case which was conducted electronically in two court rooms in Kigali, and Nyanza district; the suspect Nsabimana appeared following live from…
National
Tags: Rusesabagina
Covid-19: Skol Rwanda Assures Clients of Consumer Protection
September,11 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

Skol breweries, one of Rwanda’s favorite populace beer producers has encouraged its clients to consume its products and rest assured that this doesn’t contradict existing covid19 prevention measures if taken in the right places. In an announcement released this Thursday the brewery was concerned over incidences of some local leaders misinterpreting existing covid-19 regulations on…
Companies
Curfew Hours From 9PM, Private Transport To Rusizi Allowed
September,11 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

The cabinet has reviewed the COVID-19 curfew hours which will start at 9 PM through 5AM. The cabinet further allowed resumption of private transport to/from Rusizi, provided respect of COVID-19 prevention measures. Chaired by President Paul Kagame at Urugwiro Village on Thursday, the cabinet maintained several decisions that were taken on August 26,2020 but revised…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Traffic Under COVID-19: Accidents Claimed 90, Injured 500
September,10 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

Rwanda National Police(RNP) says road accidents killed 90 and injured 510 people in the period between March and September 2, 2020. These fatalities happened while the country has limited movements by introducing curfew hours as one of the measures intended to stop the spread of Covid-19. However, RNP spokesperson, CP John Bosco Kabera said the…
National
Tags: Police
Court to Hear Dr. Isaac Munyakazi Case Next Week
September,10 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

A Nyarugenge district court has postponed the trial case of former Minister  of State in charge of Primary and Secondary Education, Dr. Isaac Munyakazi after a co- accused suspect failed to appear in court, September 9. Dr Munyakazi was last year involved in a scandal in his docket in which he was accused of taking…
National
Tags: Kagame-Accountability
Swiss Rider Banned 4 Months Over Positive Drug test at Tour du Rwanda
September,10 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

Isreal Start-Up Nation rider has been handed a four-month ban for ‘a non-intentional anti-doping rule violation’ after he tested positive during Tour du Rwanda. The Swiss was found to have used terbutaline, a banned substance found in asthma inhalers, during the second stage of Tour du Rwanda on February 24. The 30-year-old has also been…
Sports
Tags: Tour Du Rwanda
Rusesabagina’s File Handed Over to Prosecution
September,09 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

The file of Paul Rusesabagina has been submitted by investigators to the National Public Prosecution Authority (NPPA), which is expected to prefer charges against the ‘Hotel Rwanda’ protagonist. Rusesabagina is likely to face charges of terrorism, forming an illegal armed group and murder among other charges. Rwanda Investigations Bureau (RIB) on Wednesday handed over the file…
International
Tags: Rusesabagina
Rwanda Financial Sector Blooms Amidst Covid-19 Shocks 
September,09 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

The National Bank of Rwanda (BNR) has released a half year Monetary Policy and Financial Stability Statement (MPFSS) 2020, which looks promising in the financial sector despite multi-sectoral shocks due to Covid-19. The statement released this Monday indicates that Rwanda’s Economic growth averaged 7.4% (in the last 5 years) and Real GDP by 3.6% in…
Economy
Tags: Economy
More Burundian Refugees to Return Home
September,09 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

Another batch of over 500 Burundian refugees in Rwanda is expected to head home this Thursday in the second round of repatriation, following the first group which left Mahama Refugee Camp for Burundi on August 27. According to Elise Villechalane, the Spokesperson of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in Rwanda, the second…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda-Burundi Relations
AGRF Virtual Summit Opens in Kigali
September,08 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58023" align="alignnone" width="800"] L-R: Prime Minister Dr Edouard Ngirente, AGRAF 's Hailemariam Desalegn[/caption] The African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) Board Chairman, Hailemariam Desalegn has hailed Rwanda for taking a lead in transforming agriculture growth on the continent. Desalegn, also former Ethiopian Prime Minister said that Africa’s drive to fuel agriculture at the heart of…
Economy
Genocide Denial for 21st Century: Kambanda’s Attempts to Rewrite History
September,08 2020 Vincent Gasana Comments(0)

Should a man serving a life sentence for inciting and leading the mass murder of over a million men, women and children be allowed to publish a book in which he attempts to wash his hands of that crime? “Mr Jean Kambanda, having deliberated and after verifying that your plea of guilty is voluntary, unequivocal…
Special Reports
Tags: 1994 Genocide Against Tutsi
Active Crew Singer Derek Could Be Starting A New Group
September,08 2020 Andrew Shyaka Comments(0)

 Derek Sano Rutangira a member of local dancing crew turned musicians, Active Crew is on verge of starting a new crew made up of two female upcoming artists including him as a lead vocalist. The news came following ongoing rumors that, Derek who before COVID-19  outbreak had gone back to school to study music, living…
ShowBiz
Tags: Local Music
President Kagame Hails Courts for Delivering Amid COVID-19
September,08 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_57993" align="aligncenter" width="1046"] President Kagame addressed the commencement of the Judicial Year virtually due to the COVID-19 outbreak.[/caption] President Paul Kagame on Monday commended the country’s Judiciary for continuing to deliver justice during the New Coronavirus pandemic, pointing out that courts should continue doing even more using the existing means of technology to meet…
News
Tags: Judiciary
I Haven’t Earned any Profit from Seka Live – Arthur
September,07 2020 Andrew Shyaka Comments(0)

Seka comedy shows founder comedian Arthur Nkusi confessed that he has never reaped a single coin from Seka comedy shows as a profit but he keeps doing it because of “the love he has for comedy and creative art industry.” Seka Live comedy shows started way back in 2017 and all shows have been attended…
ShowBiz
Tags: Local Music
Sponsored: Kamonyi Residents Complete Basic Training In Cooperative Management
September,07 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

Forty residents grouped into two sessions in Kamonyi district, Southern Province have finished basic training in cooperatives operations, management skills, and business initiatives through self-help groups.The three-day training facilitated by Global Civic Sharing Rwanda (GCS Rwanda), a South Korean nonprofit organization that aims at creating economic self-reliance for the communities in Kamonyi district started on…
Economy
Report Suggests Recovery Options of Drained Rusizi Hot Springs
September,07 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

 A final expert assessment report on recent drainage of hot spring in Rusizi district has recommended restoration of the springs in a cheap and safe way, taking into consideration that the springs remained intact. The report released September 1, describes the local geology, problems reported, causes, and provides five ways to restore the former water…
National
Tags: Environment
Covid19: Egypt, Rwanda Strengthen Health Cooperation
September,07 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

Rwanda has received shipment of Covid19 personal protection equipment from the Arab Republic of Egypt that will be used by front line health workers in treatment of coronavirus cases in key health facilities. The donation worth $150,000 was handed over this morning at Kigali international airport (KIA) by the Egyptian envoy to Rwanda, Ambassador Ahmed…
International
Tags: Coronavirus
“We will Rein It In” -President Kagame Weighs in on Police Brutality Debate
September,07 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_57954" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] President Kagame speaks during the interview on Sunday, September 6, 2020. Photos: Village Urugwiro[/caption]   President Paul Kagame has spoken out on an ongoing debate on police brutality following recent incidents in which Rwandan National Police (RNP) officers have been on the spot for using excessive force in apprehending errant suspects,…
National
Tags: Police
Rwanda: Victims Of COVID-19 Now 19
September,06 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_57467" align="alignnone" width="702"] Burrial of the first victim of COVID-19 in June 2020[/caption] Rwanda has confirmed another COVID-19 death which brought the number to 19 since the first case was confirmed on March 14. "Condolences to family of 76-year-old woman who passed away in Kigali," Ministry of Health update reads in part. The victim…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Rusesabagina Was Not Kidnapped -President Kagame
September,06 2020 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame spoke out for the first time on the circumstances under which self-styled humanitarian and politician Paul Rusesabagina was arrested, ruling out claims that he was kidnapped. The Head of State made the remarks on Sunday during a televised talk show in which he took questions from local and international journalists as well…
International
Tags: Rusesabagina
President Kagame Laughs Off Death Rumours
September,06 2020 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_57923" align="alignnone" width="800"] President Paul Kagame[/caption] President Paul Kagame has addressed rumours that were recently propagated around his health while suggesting that there should be a balance to strike between governments that seek to protect people and their interests and providers of the technology that gives access and freedom on social media platforms to…
National
Tags: First Family
“How Rwanda Works” It’s The Little Things
September,06 2020 Vincent Gasana Comments(0)

“How Rwanda works”, or “#HowRwandaworks” is something you will come across on twitter, posted by Rwandans celebrating the efficiency of their country’s government. These usually flag up some notable achievement, but the essence of what they celebrate can arguably be best found in the little things.  My to do list was unequivocal, it would be…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
A Washington Post Piece Tries to Sanitize Rusesabagina with Discredited Attacks on Rwanda
September,06 2020 KT Press Reporter Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_57680" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Clad in a black suit, white shirt & red tie, Rusesabagina disembarks the RIB van[/caption] A certain American gentleman, Jeffrey Smith of a group called Vanguard Africa, terms himself a “supporter of pro-democracy initiatives in Africa”. But once again – with an article he’s published on Rwanda in The Washington Post,…
International
Tags: Rusesabagina
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