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PICTORIAL: 6th Batch of Refugees and Asylum Seekers From Libya Arrives in Rwanda
July,16 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68035" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] More refugees and asylum seekers arrived from Libya.[/caption] The 6th batch of 133 refugees and asylum seekers evacuated from Libya have safely arrived in Rwanda under tight Covid-19 preventive measures. Upon arrival, they were tested for COVID-19 and transported to a designated hotel. After getting results, they will be taken to…
National
Tags: African Refugees, Latestnews
EU Provides €1.5M to UNHCR To Support Mahama Refugee Camp
July,16 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_54721" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Mahama Refugee Camp in Kirehe District.[/caption] The European Union will support the United High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in Rwanda in 2021 with a contribution amounting to EUR 1,500,000, from a total envelope of EUR 5.5 million allocated to the UNHCR to assist Burundian refugees in the region. The contribution from…
National
Tags: European Union, Latestnews
COVID-19: How a Lockdown Became the Only Option
July,16 2021 Vincent Gasana Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68028" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Dr. Ngamije said the surge in numbers of COVID-19 cases left the Government with very few options.[/caption] As eleven districts, including three in the City of Kigali are put under lockdown, the underlying message from the government remains the same: we are all in it together, and we must be guided…
National
Tags: Coronavirus Bigstory, Latestnews
Lockdown 3.0: Gov’t to Roll Out Relief Support, Public Warned on Flouting Guidelines  
July,15 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68011" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] The Ministers of Local Government, Health and Trade and Industry addressed a press conference on Thursday.[/caption] As Kigali city and eight districts prepare to enter a new total lockdown on Saturday 17, the third of its kind since the pandemic hit the country on 14 March, the Government says relief food…
National
Tags: Big-story, Coronavirus Bigstory
No Food Deliveries, Takeaways During Lockdown- RDB Declares, Social Media Reacts
July,15 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_63133" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Delivery companies like Vuba Vuba will deliver groceries and other essential goods but not food from restaurants.[/caption] Following Cabinet resolutions on measures to contain the spread of COVID-19, the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has said no restaurant or home delivery services will be allowed in Kigali and eight other districts where…
National
Tags: Latestnews, RDB
FLN Terror Suspects Resume Trial, Plead for Leniency
July,15 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_62964" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Paul Rusesabagina and Callixte Nsabimana sit side by side in previous appearance. FLN members are appealing for lighter sentences.[/caption] A handful of suspects in the terror trial involving Paul Rusesabagina and 20 others, all members of the Rwanda Movement for Democratic Change (MRCD and its armed wing National Liberation Front (FLN),…
National
Tags: Latestnews, Rusesabagina
IDA 20 Replenishment: Kagame Backs Abidjan Declaration for Robust Funding, at least $100 bn Needed
July,15 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67999" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] President Kagame attended the high-level meeting virtually. Photos/Village Urugwiro.[/caption] President Paul Kagame has expressed his full support for the Abidjan Declaration initiated by President Alassane Ouattara of Cote d’Ivoire and the World Bank Group to lay ground for an ambitious and robust 20th replenishment of the International Development Association (IDA20), to…
National
Tags: Latestnews, President Paul Kagame
“Stop Putting Me Under Pressure Over Marriage”- Singer Gaby Kamanzi
July,15 2021 Andrew Shyaka Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67992" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Gaby Kamanzi on KT Radio on Wednesday.[/caption] Gospel music sensation Irene Ingabire Kamanzi, known by the stage name Gaby Kamanzi, has warned people to stop putting her under pressure to get married. Gaby, as she is commonly known, says she won’t take any more questions regarding her love life and has…
ShowBiz
Tags: Latestnews, ShowBiz
Who is Who in The New Cabinet Appointments?
July,15 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67979" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] President Kagame chaired a virtual cabinet meeting on Wednesday to review measures against COVID-19 and make key appointments. Photos/Village Urugwiro.[/caption] A cabinet meeting chaired by President Paul Kagame on Wednesday made key appointments in different institutions including the Office of the President. The new appointees include young professional who are taking…
National
Tags: Cabinet, Latestnews
LOCKDOWN 3.0: City of Kigali, 8 Districts to Enter 10-Day Lockdown as COVID-19 Cases Rise
July,14 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67979" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] President Kagame chaired a virtual cabinet meeting to review the measures. Photos/Village Urugwiro.[/caption] The City of Kigali and eight districts in different provinces of the country, namely Burera, Gicumbi, Kamonyi, Nyagatare, Musanze, Rubavu, Rwamagana and Rutsiro will enter a 10-day lockdown from July 17 to 26, 2021, to tame the spread…
National
Tags: Cabinet, Latestnews
Rwanda Secures $15million to Rehabilitate Key Provincial Roads
July,14 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

Rwanda government and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) have signed a concessional loan agreement worth $15million for the rehabilitation of a key road network that connects the South and Western provinces. The funding agreement of about Rwf15 billion signed in Abu-Dhabi this Wednesday July 14, 2021; will be used to rehabilitate 22 kilometres on…
National
Tags: Latestnews, Rwanda-UAE Relations
Embattled Baho International Hospital Apologizes Over Poor Customer Care Scandal
July,14 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

Embattled Baho International Hospital (BIH) has finally apologized to its esteemed customers after a social media scandal in which the facility was accused of offering poor services to patients. In an announcement signed by its Board of Directors (BoD) this Wednesday July 14, 2021, the entity said it was sorry for their customer care service…
National
Tags: Latestnews, RDB
Engineer in the Making: How COVID-19 Lockdown Helped 13-yr Old Hakizimana Discover Gifted Hands
July,14 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67965" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Hakizimana discovered his gifted hands during the lockdown.[/caption] The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in an abrupt change in routines and livelihoods all around the world, especially education forcing many students to stay out of school for more than a year. In Rwanda, the education sector was hardest hit by the pandemic negatively…
National
Tags: Latestnews
Qatar Inaugurates New Embassy Building in Kigali
July,14 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67947" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] The Minister of Foreign of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Affairs, Dr. Vincent Biruta and the Ambassador of the State of Qatar to Rwanda, Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Sayed cut the tape to officially open the Embassy.[/caption] The State of Qatar has officially opened its new embassy offices in the City of…
National
Tags: Big-story, Rwanda-Qatar Relations
Afrobasket Qualifiers: Egypt Too Good for Rwanda
July,14 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67933" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] President Kagame (middle) consults with the Minister of Sports Aurore Mimosa Munyagaju and Rwanda Basketball Federation (FERWABA) president, Desire Mugwiza during the game. Photos by Plaisir Muzogeye.[/caption] Not even the presence of President Paul Kagame could inspire the national women's basketball team to hold onto a first half lead as the…
Sports
Tags: Latestnews, Sports
RIB Arrests Rusizi Residents Who Assaulted Judicial officials
July,13 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) has arrested six citizens for allegedly holding in contempt a court and judges in a primary court Kamembe, Rusizi district in the Western Province. The arrest follows an incident last week, in which some citizens (a group of women) who were not content with a court decision to release suspects accused…
National
Tags: Court, Latestnews
Rwanda Readies for COVID-19 Self-Testing
July,13 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_53478" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Dr. Sabin Nsanzimana[/caption] Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) has announced plans to authorize a COVID-19 self-test detection methodology that will enable citizens to know their personal health status at a time when the SARS COV-2 virus is taking different forms. The one minute-scale detection of SARS-CoV-2 will be using a low-cost biosensor…
National
Tags: Coronavirus Bigstory, Latestnews
EXCLUSIVE: Rwanda Is Doing  Exactly What Modern Turkey Did To Develop  – Amb. Burcu Cevik
July,13 2021 Jean de la Croix Tabaro Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67900" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Ambassador Burcu Cevik[/caption] Rwanda and Turkey's diplomatic relations are less than a decade old, but Burcu Cevik, the Ambassador of Turkey to Rwanda, has strong reasons to believe that both countries will keep strengthening ties for an indefinite time. The Envoy, with residence in Kigali, was appointed nearly three years ago,…
Special Reports
Tags: Latestnews, Turkey
2021 National Exams: Highlights of Day One of Primary Leaving Examinations
July,13 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

The first day of National Examinations which kicked off with Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) was characterized by reports of  COVID-19 affecting candidates who tested positive, prompting the Ministry of Education to find ways of how the affected students can sit their exams without any interruption. Different from previous years, most offices in the Ministry of…
National
Tags: Latestnews, Primary Education
Mozambique: President Nyusi Defends Rwanda’s Deployment
July,13 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67919" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] President Kagame welcomes President Nyusi on a state visit to Rwanda in 2018.[/caption] The President of Mozambique, Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, has defended the deployment of a 1,000-strong joint force by Rwanda in his country last week, to help stem out insurgents in the northern province of Cabo Delgado. President Nyusi, who…
National
Tags: Kagame-Nyusi, Latestnews
RwandAir Becomes 1st Sub-Saharan Airline to Join Qatar Loyalty Club
July,12 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_47853" align="aligncenter" width="439"] Qatar Airways and RwandAir in loyalty partnership.[/caption] Rwanda national carrier, RwandAir, has entered a Loyalty partnership with Qatar Airways to provide more opportunities for their frequent fliers. The partnership was announced this Monday July 12, 2021 between RwandAir Dream miles and Qatar Airways Privilege Club, making Rwandair the first and only…
Business & Tech, National
Tags: Latestnews, Rwandair
Aline Gahongayire, Canada-based Singer Mazimpaka Team Up for “Ndi Amahoro”
July,12 2021 Andrew Shyaka Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67881" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Gahongayire and Mazimpaka[/caption] Gospel music star Aline Gahongayire and Rwandan-Canada- based singer Cadet Mazimpaka joined hands and released a new track dubbed ‘Ndi Amahoro', literally meaning "I am at Peace". The new collabo conveys a message about what people across the globe are going through these trying times of Covid-19 pandemic.…
ShowBiz
Tags: Latestnews, ShowBiz
RDB Weighs In on Baho International Hospital Poor Service Saga
July,12 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67877" align="aligncenter" width="1500"] The Nyarutarama-based Baho International Hospital has come under scrutiny for poor service.[/caption] Days after the Ministry of Health started inspecting the level of services at Baho International Hospital (BIH) in Kigali, Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has expressed disappointment with the manner in which the hospital responds to customer complaints. It all…
National
Tags: Latestnews, RDB
Primary School Candidates Begin Exams as 57 Pupils Test Positive of COVID-19
July,12 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67849" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] The Minister of Education, Dr. Valentine Uwamariya flagged off the PLE national exams at Groupe Scholaire Ruyenzi, in Kamonyi district.[/caption] The Minister of Education, Dr. Valentine Uwamariya, has urged students sitting their national examinations to remain calm and focus on doing their exams while ensuring their own safety amid reports of…
National
Tags: Latestnews, Primary Education
COVID-19: Could ‘Vaccine Nationalism’ Mutate Into Global Cooperation?
July,12 2021 Vincent Gasana Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_66968" align="aligncenter" width="680"] A health worker vaccinates a woman.[/caption] The Sars-Cov-2 pandemic is taking so much from humanity, but like all extreme situations, it is also a mirror through which the world can see the best and worst of itself. Particularly revealing is the production, and distribution of the vaccines, not least in the…
People & Power
Tags: Coronavirus Bigstory, Latestnews
New COVID-19 Variants Recorded in Rwanda as Plans to Produce Vaccines Locally Advance
July,12 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_61101" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] The Minister of Health Dr. Ngamije said mutating COVID-19 is proving to be deadlier than thought, with new variants detected.[/caption] The Ministry of Health has attributed the increase of COVID-19 cases of infection and deaths to an infiltration of at least three variants among samples taken from patients. After the Ministry…
National
Tags: Coronavirus Bigstory, Latestnews
Hyundai Contracted to Deliver SGR Project to Benefit Tanzania, Rwanda
July,11 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)
[caption id="attachment_67840" align="aligncenter" width="800"] A Hyundai Rotem train[/caption] A South Korea-based company, Hyundai Rotem has secured contracts worth $295.65m from Tanzania Railways Corporation (TRC) to deliver eco-friendly train cars. TRC will receive 80 train cars worth $190.12m and 17 electric locomotives worth $105.53m from Hyundai Rotem, which are expected to be delivered by 2024. As…
National
Tags: Latestnews
Rwanda Largest Peat-to-Power Plant delayed by COVID-19
July,11 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67831" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] COVID-19 restrictions delayed completion of construction works.[/caption] Launching one of Rwanda’s largest Peat-fired power plants is expected to be delayed a few months as a result of technical complication caused by COVID-19 challenges, officials have said. Construction works on the 80MW plant in Gisagara was launched in May 2017 and supposed…
National
Tags: Latestnews
AU Welcomes Rwanda’s Joint Force Deployment in Mozambique to Battle Terrorists
July,11 2021 Edmund Kagire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59285" align="aligncenter" width="760"] AUC Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat welcomed Rwanda's deployment in Mozambique.[/caption] The African Union (AU) has welcomed Rwanda's move to deploy a joint force in Mozambique, at the request of the Mozambican government, to fight insurgents in the northern part of the country, describing it as a sign of African solidarity. The…
Business & Tech, National
Tags: Kagame-Nyusi, Latestnews
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