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WDA Fails to Explain Gross Mismanagement of Public Funds
September,17 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

The parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has tasked the Workforce Development Authority (WDA) to explain the alleged mismanagement of public funds as indicated in the Auditor General’s (AG) report. WDA appeared before PAC on Tuesday 15, September 2020 to respond to issues raised in AG’s 2018/19 report which showed Rwf15 billion as unaccounted for, while…
News
Tags: Accountability, Latestnews
Too Much TV and Computer Use By Children Cause Academic Blunt ─ Research
September,14 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_11396" align="alignnone" width="794"] Jean Philbert Nsgengimana, former Minister of Youth and ICT demonstrates a computer program to a pupil during the Africa Code Week. Children's exposure to the computer should be limited [/caption] Children who watch television or use computers for many hours risk blunting their academic performance, a new research warns. The research results…
International
Tags: Education
Promotion of Head Teachers To be Based on Experience Instead of Exams
September,13 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

The Ministry of education has changed the method of providing schools with headteachers, a move that intends to improve the quality of education. This time, the ministry will appoint experienced teachers in leadership positions rather than merely basing on recruitment examination results or academic qualifications. Appointing head and deputy headteachers for public primary, secondary and  …
National
Tags: Education
EPL Kicks Off but Fans Will Wait a Little Longer to Watch from Favourite Spots
September,12 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58151" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Arsenal went off to a winning start, beating newcomers Fulham 3-0. File Photo[/caption] The English Premier League football games for the 2020/2021 season kicked off Saturday with a majority of local football fans lamenting not being able to watch the games from their favourite joints due to government measures against the spread…
Sports
Tags: Lates Sport
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
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
85 Per Cent of Candidates Fail Teachers’ Recruitment Exam
September,02 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_55901" align="alignnone" width="1080"] REB's boss looking at a questionnaire of a candidate during teachers' recruitment exercise last month. 85% of the candidates failed[/caption] The Rwanda EducationBoard(REB) is set to organize the second phase of teachers' recruitment examination after 34,134 candidates failed to score the required the pass mark in the latest recruitment exams. The…
National
Tags: Education
Relief Support to Private School Teachers From China With Love
August,27 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_57624" align="alignnone" width="810"] RCAO representative, Xing Yuchun, Political Counselor of the Chinese embassy in Rwanda and Regis Mudaheranwa, Executive Administrator of Gasabo district[/caption] The Chinese Embassy in Rwanda has donated Covid-19 recovery items to private school teachers in Gasabo district, Kigali City whose contracts were suspended or salaries cut following the closure of schools in…
National
Tags: Rwanda-China Relations
Rwanda Gets Rwf8.7bn for TVET Training to Boost Labour Market Skills         
August,25 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_16014" align="aligncenter" width="1085"] The government and partners have in recent years been increasing funding for TVET skills training.[/caption] Rwanda's industrial base is growing but the lack of the right labour market skills to match the industrialization needs continues to hamper the progress. One of the the key solutions identified by the government is to…
News
Tags: Education
United against Covid-19, Prevent ‘Vaccine Nationalism’ – WHO Director-General
August,19 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_12725" align="alignnone" width="675"] DR Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director General[/caption] The World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has urged countries to avoid Covid-19  "vaccine nationalism" and combine efforts to ensure global access to drugs and vaccines once they are confirmed. Speaking at his daily press conference in Geneva, Switzerland, Dr Ghebreyesus…
International
Tags: Coronavirus
Bank Of Kigali Gets ISO Certification 
August,19 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_57285" align="alignnone" width="750"] Innocent Bagamba Muhizi. CEO, Rwanda Information Society Authority (RISA) handing over the ISO certificate to Dr Diane Karusisi, CEO of Bank of Kigali[/caption] The Bank of Kigali has received International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) certification for meeting standards in Information Security Management System. The bank received the ISO/IEC2/001:2013 certification after passing the audit conducted by…
Companies
Tags: BK
Schools Should Prepare To Reopen ─ Ministry Of Health
August,15 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_26623" align="alignnone" width="1080"] A school block at Horezo village in Muhanga district was launched on July 4 this year. It is one of the district's achievement in the last financial year[/caption] Ministry of Health says schools should continue to prepare for the reopening by establishing Covid-19 preventive measures while also adjusting to online learning…
National
Tags: Education
Cavendish University, Uganda Graduates Stuck as Papers Are Rejected
August,14 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_57115" align="alignnone" width="501"] Cavendish university[/caption] Cavendish university graduates who are recognized by Rwanda's Higher Education Council (HEC) have been given five days by Ngororero district labor department to present their academic equivalence certificates or else, they will be dismissed. The graduates of Cavendish University, Kampala, have been serving as teachers and headteachers in different…
Regional
Tags: International Universities
Rwanda: A New Medical School to Open with A- 60 Student Intake
August,13 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

 A new private medical school  from the Adventist University of Central Africa (AUCA), has opened registration for the first intake which will admit 60 students for the 2020/2021 academic year. The start of this new school was announced by the Ministry of health.  “Minister of Health, Dr. Daniel Ngamije and Patrick Ndimubanzi, Executive Secretary of…
National
Tags: Education
Singer Bruce Melodie, Socialite Shaddy Boo in Jail for Violation of COVID-19 Measures
August,11 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

Local singer Bruce Itahiwacu, commonly known as Bruce Melodie and socialite Shadia Uwimbabazi, known as Shaddy Boo, are languishing behind bars after Rwanda National Police (RNP) arrested them over the weekend for violation of measures against the New Coronavirus. The development was confirmed by the RNP Spokesperson CP John Bosco Kabera who said that the…
ShowBiz
Tags: Local Music, Police, ShowBiz
‘Moto’ Taxis in Kigali Given 10 Days For Mandatory Use Of Intelligent Meters
August,06 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_56827" align="aligncenter" width="881"] The initial kilometre will cost Rwf300 from August 15.[/caption] Motorcycle taxis in the City of Kigali have been given a deadline of August 15 to install and use intelligent meters while transporting passengers. The deadline for mandatory use of intelligent meters for motorcyclists in Kigali was postponed last month, after motorcyclists…
National
Tags: Moto, Transport
Troubled INATEK Assets to Be Auctioned
August,05 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

Professional court bailiffs in Ngoma district, eastern province have scheduled auction of some assets of the University of Kibungo (UNIK) formerly Institute of Agriculture, Technology, and Education of Kibungo (INATEK) to pay Rwf15million debt. The Rwf15million will be paid to INATEK former legal advisor─ Martin Gahima.  “What we want is payment of the debt, not the…
National
Tags: Education
Bank of Kigali Moves To Digitize Agriculture Sector Through ‘Smart Support’ Program
August,05 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_56798" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] BK and RAB partnered to train 62 'Digital Ambassadors' who will support farmers to use digital platforms to buy implements.[/caption] Sixty-two trainers have finished a two-day training to be digital ambassadors in the agriculture sector by training farmers on how to pay for agriculture inputs digitally, in a partnership between Bank…
Technology
Tags: Agribusiness, Bank Of Kigali
USA Donates Ventilators Worth Rwf1Bn To Rwanda 
July,30 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

 The United States of America through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has donated 100 ventilators worth Rwf1billion to Rwanda to fight against COVID-19 pandemic. The American made Zoll portable critical care ventilators with latest technology to help Covid-19 patients to breathe were received by the minister of health Dr. Daniel Ngamije at Medical…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Rwanda Bookmobile Delivers Storytime To Families
July,30 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_56558" align="alignnone" width="1000"]  At Soma Nsome library at St. Famille parish, L- R: I&M CEO Roben Bairstow, Alice Nkurikiyinka, Board Member of I&M Bank and Shannon Paurthault co-founder of Rwanda Bookmobile[/caption] I&M Bank Rwanda recently made a grant for RWF45m to the Rwanda Bookmobile (www.read.rw), a local NGO, to develop and broadcast a new…
National
Tags: Education
Bank of Kigali Launches ‘Special’ Loans to Upgrade Taxi Cabs
July,29 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_56483" align="alignnone" width="704"] The brand new taxi cab[/caption] Taxi cab drivers in Rwanda have been given a possibility to drive brand new cars, which comes with a boost in customer care and an opportunity to save money they have been using in servicing second-hand cars. On July 28, Bank of Kigali made this possible…
Companies
Tags: BK
World Hepatitis Day: WHO Calls For Eradication of Hepatitis B Among the Newborns 
July,28 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

On 28 July, 2020, the world celebrates world hepatitis day with the World Health Organization (WHO) calling upon governments to focus on preventing the disease among mothers and newborns.  According to WHO, viral hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver that causes a range of health problems, including liver cancer. This year, the world will…
International
Tags: Health
Hotel in Kigali Revives the Traditional ‘Igicaniro’
July,26 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

The night bonfire had a well-known phenomenon in the Rwandan culture, the father returned from activities surrounded the bonfire with his boys to tell them stories and teach them “how to be a man”, and the womenfolk would sit by the kitchen fire and discuss womanhood and its attributes. In ancient times, “Igicaniro” discussion was…
Society
Tags: Tourism
Construction of New Classrooms At Good Pace – Education Minister
July,24 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

Date to re-open schools is yet unknown, despite the probable date of September this year; the earlier hope that by this time, COVID-19 will be contained is vanishing. However, preparations for the next academic year are on high gear. Among others, the country is building 22,500 new classrooms to make sure that during the education…
National
Tags: Education
China Supports Rwanda Parliament’s Effort to Fight COVID-19 
July,23 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_56256" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Rwanda Senate Secretary-General (left)and Hudson Wang, Economic and Commercial Counselor at the Chinese embassy in Rwanda[/caption] Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference Committee  (CPPCC), an advisory committee for the government, legislatures, and judicial organs in China have donated a total of 22,400 disposable face masks to their Rwandan counterparts in a bid…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
HEC Moves to Tighten Regulations for Private Universities
July,18 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_43882" align="aligncenter" width="723"] Rose Mukankomeje, HEC head[/caption] Higher Education Council (HEC) says it will impose tough requirements for investors who want to open or operate private universities in Rwanda, in a bid to improve the quality of education in higher learning institutions in the country. The expected regulations from HEC will be introduced after…
National, News
Tags: Education
Closure of Universities Leaves Students High and Dry
July,17 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_56025" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Indangaburezi College of Education[/caption] Students from universities that were closed by Rwanda's Higher Education Council (HEC) for alleged administrative challenges that compromised the quality of education are in dilemma of how their academic transcripts will be accessed to pursue studies in the next academic year that starts in September 2020. Since…
National
Tags: Education
Africa’s Best Universities 2020: South Africa Leads Continental Rankings
July,15 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_55954" align="alignnone" width="773"] Pretoria University-South Africa ranked best continental university[/caption] South Africa is leading the top 200 best universities in Africa in 2020, according to Unirank. UniRank is an international higher education directory and search engine featuring reviews and rankings of over 13,600 officially recognized Universities and Colleges in 200 countries. On the list,…
International
Ministry of Labour Approves 1,038 Teachers As Recruitment for 29,000 More Starts 
July,14 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_55901" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Teachers start recruitment tests[/caption] The Ministry of Public Service and Labour (MIFOTRA), has approved 1,038 teachers that passed recruitment exams  last year, as a mass recruitment exercise starts on July 14, 2020. The approved teachers (1,038) have been put on the waiting list, ready to be employed in the academic year…
National
Tags: Education
Rwanda and Crested Cranes, A Fatal Attraction
July,08 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_55701" align="alignnone" width="578"] The Grey Crested Cranes at Umsambi sanctuary at Bambino recreational centre-Gasabo district[/caption] The Grey Crowned Cranes were a totemic symbol in Rwandan culture. The birds were adapted, respected, and believed to be an emblem of some of the biggest clans with significant means of peace and longevity.  But the domesticating of…
Economy
COVID-19: Ministry of Education Finds a Formula to Support Students With Disabilities 
July,07 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_55642" align="alignnone" width="2560"] Beneficiaries after filling the forms ready to receive radios and flash disks[/caption] For the academic compensation of students with disabilities, REB in partnership with the national union of disability organizations of Rwanda (NUDOR) have started distributing solar powered radios and flash disks with recorded lessons to help them catch up. The…
National
Gov’t Closes Two More Private Universities
July,05 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_55348" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Indangaburezi College of Education[/caption] Rwanda’s Ministry of education has officially announced the closure of the Christian university of Rwanda and Indangaburezi College of Education (ICE) for alleged administrative errors and poor quality of education.  The official closure of these two private universities was announced on July 5, 2020. “These universities had…
National
Tags: Education
Kwibohora26: 44 Vulnerable Families in Kigali Find Shelter 
July,04 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_55488" align="alignnone" width="701"] Mageragere Model Village[/caption] Forty-four vulnerable families in Kigali are telling a different story after they were given shelter as part of the celebration to mark the 26th anniversary of liberation of Rwanda. The families from the three districts of Kigali saw Rwf336million invested in several projects to find them decent homes…
National
Four Miners Die in Mine Accident 
July,02 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

Four people have been confirmed dead in an illegal mining site located in Rutsiro district, Western Province - June 1, 2020. “They died of suffocation,” Emerence Ayinkamiye, mayor of Rutsiro district said. “Three survivors managed to get out of the mine and are under treatment. The victims are former employees of METHACHEM mining company who…
Obituaries
INATEK Closed, Two More Universities Could Follow Suit 
July,01 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_55348" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Indangaburezi College of Education(ICE)[/caption] A Kigali based university with Christian values and another university based in Ruhango district, Southern Province are likely to have their licenses withdrawn, a source from the MInistry of Education confirmed to KT Press on condition of anonymity. They follow the University of Kibungo (UNIK) formerly Institute…
National
Tags: Education
Are Teachers Disregarding their Professional Oaths?
June,27 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_22068" align="alignnone" width="1500"] Teacher engages students at Kigali Greater Heights School - Ndera sector[/caption] “I, ………………………………, Solemnly swear to the Nation to fulfill my educational duties with a dedication to remain loyal to the Republic of Rwanda, to uphold the Constitution and other laws, to commit myself to strengthen unity of Rwandans, to sincerely…
Society
Tags: Education
Gov’t Proposes BIA Software To Improve Quality of Education
June,24 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

One of the most important goals for Rwanda’s vision 2020 is the pupil’s access to high-quality education for the community to move towards a knowledge-based economy.  There are several methods expected to achieve the target, but amongst the most important ones is ‘Bridge International Academies (BIA)’ systems for nursery and primary schools. The BIA system…
National
Tags: Education
Education Sector Budget Up By 63% 
June,23 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_55023" align="alignnone" width="799"] Kigali. School of Architecture-College of Science and Technology[/caption] Rwanda’s Finance Minister Dr. Uziel Ndagijimana has presented a fiscal year budget for 2020/2021 to Parliament with the government planning to increase the education share by 63%. The government plans to spend Rwf492billion in the fiscal year 2020/2021 in the entire education sector…
National
Tags: Budget, Education
REB to Recruit 7,200 Teachers Ahead of Schools Reopening in September
June,16 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_54595" align="alignnone" width="799"] Dr Irenee Ndayambaje(L), the REB boss in a Music class     [/caption] The Rwanda Education Board(REB) said it will resume a national recruitment of teachers for Primary and Secondary Education before the next academic year which was scheduled in September 2020. The New Coronavirus which affected several services since March this year…
National
Tags: Primary Education
Nkombo Island In Total Lockdown 
June,12 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_47760" align="alignnone" width="822"] Sailing to/from Nkombo will not be allowed until further notice[/caption] The government has put Nkombo island back in total lockdown to prevent more spread of COVID-19.  The Island located  in Lake Kivu, some 12 kilometers away from Kamembe town, Rusizi district in Western Province  joins Kamembe, Nyakarenzo, Mururu, and Gihundwe sectors…
Society
Tags: Coronavirus
Ebola, Covid-19, The Evil Twins Kept At Bay from Western Province
June,10 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_44188" align="alignnone" width="701"] Certificat of release to the last patient of Ebola in DRC, November 2019. The virus made a comeback on June 1[/caption] As the fight against COVID-19 intensifies, Ebola, another evil  which, on a regular basis, threatens to force an entry into all countries of East Africa from Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC)…
Regional
Tags: Ebola
Sponsored: GCS Conducts COVID-19 Prevention Campaign In Nyarubaka
June,08 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

Global Civic Sharing (GCS), a South Korean sponsored development organization has embraced COVID-19 prevention campaign among its beneficiaries community. The two-day-long COVID-19 prevention campaign was conducted in several villages in the southern province between June 3-4. Among the markets where the COVID-19 prevention campaign was conducted include the Gitare market which gathers twice a week.…
National
One Million Animals And Plant Species  Face Extinction Threats ─ Research
June,05 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_54073" align="alignnone" width="800"] A tour guide demonstrates poaching traps[/caption]  The new research from Intergovernmental science-policy says one million plants and animal species will face extinction over the next ten years worldwide, if nothing is done to reverse the trend of biodiversity loss. Intergovernmental science-policy research says human activities including deforestation, hunting, and charcoal burning…
International
Tags: Tourism
The Mining Body Issues COVID-19 Guidelines To Protect Miners 
June,05 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

The Rwanda Mines petroleum and Gas (RMB) has issued six major guidelines to contain the spread of new coronavirus among people employed in the mining sector. The issued guidelines include sufficient ventilation, de-densification, screening and testing of employees, establishing tracing programs for miners, and any other person they may contact. Other safety guidelines outlined by…
Economy
Tags: Mining
Rwanda Lays A Foundation Stone of 22,000 New Classrooms
June,02 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

The government has started construction of 22,505 primary, secondary, and vocational institutions classrooms to improve the students - teacher ration in September when the next academic year starts. The classrooms to be completed in three months are expected to improve student to teacher ratio to an average of 1:45 in both primary and secondary schools.…
National
Tags: Primary Education
COVID-19: Making A Warm Embrace Potentially Lethal
May,13 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_12186" align="alignnone" width="675"] In the Rwandan culture a greeting is a blessing. You wish those you are greeting a long life, happy, prosperous life. [/caption] Rwandans embrace as a sign of kinship, and that you do not hold that person at a distance. Thanks to Coronavirus, all these gestures could mean death, rather than life. …
National
Tags: Coronavirus
COVID: University Students Facilitated to Return Home
May,11 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_52703" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Students from Rukara College of Education campus heading home [/caption] University students who were not able to return home due to country lockdown that suspended movements have been cleared to join their families. For more than two months, 1510 students from University of Rwanda were not able to leave their campuses of …
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Used Face Masks A New Hazardous Waste ─ REMA
May,11 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

Waste is waste and taking good care of it could basically be interpreted as a waste of time since its fate is to be disposed of. However, the face masks in use for protection of COVID-19 spread could be part of a few exceptions.  The Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) says that before disposing of…
Uncategorized
Tags: Coronavirus
Death Toll Rises To 72 After Wednesday Downpour 
May,08 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

The number of people killed by heavy downpour in the Northern Province and Western Province of the country since Wednesday 6, 2020 has increased to 72 as of Friday, the Ministry of Emergency Management (MINEMA) said on Friday,  The heavy rains caused trails of landslides and floods that killed people from Musanze, Gakenke, Rulindo in…
National
The 268 COVID-19 Cases: How Old Are these People?
May,07 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

The government of Rwanda has designed a portal that allows the general public to access the A to Z of information about COVID-19 pandemic situation in the country, a platform that is updated on a daily basis. The rich platform which links the user to the Rwanda Biomedical Centre shows the number of imported cases…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Cost of Fuel Falls But Transport Rates Rise
May,03 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) has announced a decrease in fuel prices and an increase in public transport rates as the country relaxes COVID-19 lockdown on Monday May 4, 2020. According to a communiqué from RURA, effective May 4, a liter of petrol will cost Rwf965, from Rwf1088, a decrease of Rwf123 of the previous…
Economy
Tags: Transport
How to reopen schools safely, UNESCO Advice to governments
May,01 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_52286" align="alignnone" width="824"] Schools in Rwanda will reopen in September[/caption] Hundreds of millions of students worldwide are under COVID-19 lockdown in their respective families and in several countries, it is not clear when a conducive environment will allow schools to reopen.  Ahead of that new normal, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization…
National
Rwanda Confirms Six New COVID-19 Cases, Pushing Total At 249
May,01 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

Rwanda has registered 6 new cases of New Coronavirus out of 1,365  samples that were tested on Friday, May 1, 2020. The new cases bring the total number of confirmed cases in the country  to 249. The Increase, as it has been reported since the last few days, has been attributed to cross-border truck drivers…
National, Uncategorized
Tags: Coronavirus
IATF2020 Postponed To September 2021
April,30 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_52159" align="alignnone" width="610"] Min. Soraya Hakuziyaremye(Middle) in a previous Afreximbank organised meeting[/caption] The  Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF2020)  that was scheduled to take place in Kigali in September this year has been postponed to September 2021 due to COVID-19 pandemic.  IAFT was initially scheduled to take place from September 1-7 of this year, but its…
Economy
A Million Eggs to Ease Business Woes, Combat Malnutrition
April,29 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

 It seems along ago now, when COVID-19 was an imagined spectre from a future yet unknown. Then, the main enemy against which the government was fighting, was malnutrition. With the outbreak of COVID-19, the government moved early to supply the basics to those who lived from pay to payday, and would find it a struggle…
Society
Tags: Coronavirus
Gasabo District Provides Free Transportation for Sick Residents
April,29 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

Gasabo authority has directed Executive Secretaries of all sectors in the district to avail a car dedicated to transport of expectant mothers and patients with medical appointments to and from hospital.  The instruction directing all the fifteen (15) ES to use that option comes to help the citizens under the COVID-19 lockdown, some of whom…
Society
Tags: Coronavirus
Covid-19: Police Digitises Application For Movement Clearance
April,26 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

Rwanda National Police(RNP) has digitized applications for movement clearance during the COVID-19 lockdown. Initially, applying for a movement clearance during the COVID-19 lockdown was manual and it required an applicant to visit a nearby police station. People going for essential services including pharmacy services, banking services, funerals and emergencies, and shopping will have to get…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
40 Arrested over Violation of Covid-19 Lockdown
April,24 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

Rwanda National Police (RNP) has arrested 40 people for violating the government directives meant to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The detainees were arrested this week in Kicukiro and Gasabo district in Kigali. Since the announcement of restrictions intended to stop spreading of COVID-19 by the Prime Minister, Police asked the public to observe…
National
Tags: Coronavirus, Coronavirus Bigstory
CHOGM Rwanda2020 Postponed
April,21 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_49876" align="alignnone" width="750"] Radisson Blue and Kigali Convention Centre, the next venue of CHOGM2020. Meeting was postponed as member countries - including host Rwanda are battling Covid-19 pandemic[/caption] Commonwealth Heads of State and Government (CHOGM) that was supposed to be held on 22 to 27th June 2020 has been postponed by the commonwealth secretariat…
International
Tags: Coronavirus, Coronavirus Bigstory
Stray Dogs Threatening Human Life: Who Should Be Accountable?
April,19 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_51600" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Stray dogs are dangerous while Ngabo Faradji(In picture from our previous story) would train your dod to be professional[/caption] For the last three months, Nyamasheke district authorities have reported fourty(40) cases where people were attacked by stray dogs inflicting injuries on them. The stray dog attack cases have been reported in…
Society
Coffee Dealers Advised to Go Cashless to Prevent COVID-19 Spread
April,18 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_6318" align="alignnone" width="665"] People at work at Muhondo coffee station, Gakenke district[/caption] Amid harvest season that goes from February to July, the National Agricultural Export Development Board (NAEB) has directed all coffee washing stations to pay coffee farmers using available cashless transactions in a bid to prevent the spread of COVID-19. On April 16,…
Economy
UNICEF Recommends Latest Covid-19 Storybook to Rwandan Children 
April,16 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

An American storyteller and a writer has published a story book that will help children increase literacy on coronavirus to protect themselves and their neighbors.  The Children’s tale book titled ‘My Hero is You’ by  Helen Patuck explains how children can fight COVID-19 and protect themselves, their friends and families from coronavirus and how they…
Society
Tags: Coronavirus
Stay At Home, Fight The Fat And Covid-19
April,16 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_51404" align="alignnone" width="541"] Florence Uwamwezi before and after[/caption] Five years ago, Florence Uwamwezi discovered what everyone who tries to lose or manage their weight must sooner or later discover, starvation or crush diets, will not do it. The change of lifestyle begun with a combination of health diet and exercise, which she turned into…
Society
Arsenal Players Join Rwanda To Commemorate the Genocide Against Tutsi 
April,09 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_44599" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Luiz David while on a visit to Rwanda last year[/caption] Arsenal football club players have joined Rwandans to mark 26 years after the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi. In an address of the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda, Arsenal players posted a nineteen-second video on Twitter with commemoration messages and…
Sports
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Relief Support: City of Kigali Gives Out A Toll-free Number
April,06 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_50902" align="alignnone" width="2048"] Food distribution in Kigali[/caption] The city of Kigali has availed a toll-free number one can call to get food support in case of any food scarcity during the COVID-19 lockdown. According to the official statement released on Monday 6 April 2020, an individual with no food during the COVID-19 lockdown should…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Palm Sunday In Empty Cathedrals With Message of Mutual Support
April,05 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_50871" align="alignnone" width="2560"] St. Peter's Cathedral[/caption] Palm Sunday, the commemoration of when Jesus entered into Jerusalem when palm branches were placed in his pass, before his arrest on Holy Thursday and his crucifixion on Good Friday. This marks the beginning of Holy Week, the final week of lent. However, this year, the day comes…
Society
No Sport Outside Please – Sports Ministry
April,03 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_50777" align="alignnone" width="800"] A man in Car-free day in Kigali. Day or night, none is allowed to practice sport outside home until April 19[/caption] Ministry of sports has directed people to refrain from going outside their homes for sport and fitness activities in a bid to stop the spreading of COVID-19. Rwanda has so…
Sports
Tags: Coronavirus
COVID-19: Chinese ‘Star Group’ Sends Medical Support to Rwanda
April,02 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_50702" align="alignnone" width="2560"] The Covid-19 medical support expected to Rwanda[/caption] The second batch of COVID-19 medical support from China has been assembled at the Rwandair warehouse in Guangzhou city waiting to be airlifted to Rwanda. The medical support donations from the star group, a Chinese company operating in Rwanda include 60,000 COVID-19 surgical masks,…
International
Tags: Coronavirus
Police Renew Warning Against Violation of Covid-19 Lockdown
March,31 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

Rwanda National Police (RNP) has again warned the public against acts that violate government directives meant to prevent the spread of Coronavirus(Covid-19). Since the announcement of restrictions intended to stop spreading of Covid-19 by the Prime Minister, Police asked the public to observe the directives, some people did not fully comply. “We see some individuals…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Food, Drugs Authority Warns Public Against Use of Chloroquine as Covid-19 Treatment 
March,30 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_50530" align="alignnone" width="1360"] USA was first country to declare Chloroquine as a potential cure of Covid-19 but World Health Organisation is yet to make any announcement about it[/caption] Rwanda food and drug authority (FDA) says Chloroquine, Hydroxychloroquine and Azithromycin should not be used in treating Coronavirus (Covid-19) because it is yet to be approved…
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Tags: Coronavirus
Kigali International Peace Marathon Postponed 
March,29 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_37598" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Kigali Peace Marathon involves not only running but also an exploration of Kigali's beauty[/caption] This years’  edition of the annual  Kigali International Peace Marathon that was scheduled on May 17 has been postponed to June 21, 2020. According to the Rwanda  Athletics Federation (RAF), the organizers of the Kigali International Peace…
Sports
Tags: Coronavirus
WHO To Declare Ebola Outbreak Over Next Month
March,29 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_29628" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Ebola simulation exercise in Rwanda. The Ebola outbreak could be declared over next month[/caption] World Health Organization (WHO) says the Ebola virus outbreak could be declared over by mid-April this year if no new case is reported in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The first Ebola case was reported in…
Regional
Uganda Expels 342 Rwandans Wrongly Accused of ‘Spreading Covid-19’
March,27 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_50444" align="alignnone" width="700"] Cyanika border post. Uganda would have advised the expelled Rwandans to use porous borders instead of this[/caption] A total of 342 Rwandan nationals have been dismissed by Uganda on a baseless allegation that they are spreading Coronavirus (Covid-19) in the country. From the beginning of this week, Rwandan nationals started arriving…
Regional
Covid-19 Update: Four New Cases Push Total In Rwanda To 54
March,27 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_50438" align="alignnone" width="1300"] The team behind Covid-19 fight[/caption] Rwanda has confirmed four new coronavirus cases, bringing the total to 54 in two weeks. The first case in Rwanda was confirmed on March 14. Of the four cases, is included a person who came from Dubai and another from the United States of America. Both…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Covid-19 Update: One New Case Pushes Total In Rwanda To 41
March,25 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_50304" align="alignnone" width="799"] Kigali under total lockdown. Latest Covid-19 case involves a person who came from Dubai[/caption] One new case announced by the Ministry of Health on Wednesday 25 has pushed the number of positive New Coronavirus cases in Rwanda to 41. The Ministry said the identified case includes one traveler from Dubai and…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
UR Asks Students To Use Covid-19 Restrictions To Learn English
March,24 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_50277" align="alignnone" width="1379"] A UR Building in University of Science and Technology. Photo Internet[/caption] University of Rwanda (UR) has advised students to use the Covid-19 quarantine time to identify their weaknesses and strength and work hard to improve written and spoken English language, as well as an understanding of ‘hard English’. The statement asking…
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Tags: Coronavirus
Two New People Bring Cases of Covid-19 to 19
March,22 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_49951" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Face Mask[/caption] On Sunday, Rwanda confirmed two new coronavirus Covid-19 cases including nationals who came from Dubai, bringing the number to 19 confirmed cases. Among the new Covid-19 patients is a thirty-two (32) year old Rwandan citizen who came from Dubai on Thursday 19. Another patient is 32 years old who…
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Hike Prices At Own Risk, Officials Warn Businesses
March,17 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_50003" align="alignnone" width="1280"] Minister of Trade and Industry Soraya Hakuziyaremye[/caption] Authorities from the Ministry of Trade and Industry and Private sector federation of Rwanda (PSF) have warned traders against hiking prices. They were also requested not to use substandard materials amid coronavirus(COVID -19) outbreak. The official statements from the private sector body (PSF) and…
Economy
Tags: Coronavirus
Current Education System Not Meeting Community Demand – Research
March,13 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_49886" align="alignnone" width="762"] Researchers after the meeting[/caption] Researchers in various universities have argued the government to transform the existing education curriculum that does not help students to address home-based challenges. Researchers say that the existing education system does not equip students with skills that target solving challenges including environmental-related hazards, poverty, and gender-based challenges,…
National
D. Green Party of Rwanda Launches 2024 Presidential Election Preps
March,07 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

The Democratic Green Party of Rwanda (DGPR) has started preparation for the 2024 presidential elections, with party leaders calling upon party members to abide by political ethics. Preparations started with party leaders asking members to be politically and socially disciplined to uphold good image and to serve as a role model to the potential campaigners.…
National
Featured: Educationists Tip Young Graduates on Entrepreneurship
March,07 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_49628" align="alignnone" width="1080"] The lecturers from five universities[/caption] Social entrepreneurship lecturers from five universities have convened in Kigali to lure  university students into entrepreneurship instead of waiting for the already scarce ‘white color jobs’. Business and entrepreneurship senior lectures came from University of Nairobi, University of Burundi, James Cook University of Singapore, Dusseldorf Heinrich-Heine…
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Rwanda’s Drones Complete 25,000 Flights in Blood, Medicine Delivery
February,29 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_25877" align="alignnone" width="2048"] President Paul Kagame during the launch of drones in Muhanga district 2016[/caption] Zipline Rwanda – a robotics firm operating unmanned aircraft-drones that deliver blood to hospitals in remote areas has completed 25,000 flights that saved thousands patients in emergency cases. Zippline, the company which introduce the world first service of drone…
National
Rwanda Launches Rwf980M Horticulture House Pack
February,27 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_49256" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Sorting out prior to packaging[/caption] In the last year’s national dialogue – Umushyikirano, Eugene Mukeshimana a Chili pepper farmer in Bugesera district in Eastern Province brought his case to the attention of President Paul Kagame. The upcoming farmer  told the President that in the previous season he lost Rwf800, 000 due…
Economy
Bill & MGF Commits $15M to Healthy Sweet Potato Promotion
February,26 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_49188" align="alignnone" width="640"] Breeding Sweet potatoes in Rwanda[/caption] Vitamin A deficiency is most common in Africa and can cause blindness, increase risks of infection especially in children and adults. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), about 0.6% of Rwandans are blind while 12% have presbyopia disease─ a gradual loss of the eye’s ability…
National
Gov’t Sets $95M Target From Coffee Exports
February,21 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

Rwanda’s National Agricultural Export Development Board (NAEB) has set a target of collecting $95million from coffee export revenues by 2024 from $68million last year. This new coffee export revenue target represents an increase of $27million compared to the earning in the last fiscal year (2018/2019). New coffee export revenues targets were announced during the campaign…
Economy
Where Are Victims of Gutted Kigali Markets?
February,18 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

On July 4, last year, Fredric Nzasenga miserably packed his bags containing home belongings, and left the capital Kigali, back to his home village in Nyarubaka sector, Kamonyi district in Southern Rwanda. He left in disarry. In fact, Nzasenga, a carpenter who had tirelessly worked hard to start a carpentry shop in Kigali, was in…
Economy
Tags: Fire
Three Former Police Officers Arrested For Alleged Robbery
February,15 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

Three retired police officers are being detained at Remera metropolitan police in the capital Kigali for allegedly impersonating as acting corps serving in the traffic department to steal money from people after they promised them quick issuance of driving permits. The suspects; Augusto Munyemana, Theogene Rukundo and Noel Munyarugendo were arrested by the national police…
National
Tags: Money Laundering
Rwanda’s Satellite Powered Internet Due Next Year
February,06 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

One Web, an international telecommunication giant says commercialization for its satellite internet services worldwide will be operational around April 2021. This communication comes a day before the launch of the second batch of thirty-four (34) satellites to be held on 7 Thursday, in Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. The first batch of six (6) satellites was launched…
Technology
Tags: Satellite
Rwanda’s Nkombo Island: The Dazzling Hidden Beauty
February,04 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

Travellers visiting Rwanda will only tell stories of the robust, courageous and quite amazing mountain gorillas in the north, the beautiful scenery of Akagera national park –home to the big five in the East. Others will tell their compatriots back home the stories of traditional culture of Rwandan dancers, leave alone canopy walkway in the…
National
Tags: Destinations
Nkombo Islanders Receive Ebola Vaccine
January,31 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_47589" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Ebola Vaccination at Nkombo Island[/caption] Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have joined efforts to stop Ebola from crossing to the Rwandan soil through vaccinating citizens neighboring high-risk zones, but mostly encouraging residents to be hygienically disciplined. In August last year, Rwanda and DRC Congo agreed to increase regular…
National
Tags: Ebola
Rwanda Makes Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate Mandatory for Some Travelers 
January,26 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

Rwanda’s Ministry of Health has said that travelers from yellow fever prevalent countries will be required to present yellow fever vaccination certificate to enter in the country. “It is a mandatory travel document for travelers from some countries,” said Minister of Health Dr. Diane Gashumba. The statement issued on Saturday 25, reads as follows:
International
Tags: Visa
Rwanda Tea Farmers Raise the Bar Higher
January,24 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_47312" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Beneficiaries of PRICE donation[/caption] National Agricultural Export Development Board (NAEB) target collecting $104million from tea revenue exports in the fiscal year 2019-2020, from $84million the fiscal year 2018-2019, meaning an increase of $20million. These new tea export revenues for this fiscal year (2019-2020) were announced, during the event of handing over…
National
Tags: Tea
Travelling to China? Carry Respiratory Mask – Health Ministry
January,24 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_47285" align="alignnone" width="1028"] Security check-in China - respiratory mask is now recommended to avoid coronavirus[/caption] Ministry of Health in Rwanda has advised traveling agencies working at Kigali international airport to provide respiratory masks to passengers heading to China due to the outbreak of a mysterious respiratory disease known as ‘Novel Coronavirus’. The disease has…
International
Tags: Coronavirus
Rwanda’s Public Schools Adjusting to Single Shift
January,23 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

During this year’s Umushyikirano, or National Dialogue Council President Kagame, who chairs the annual event reiterated the importance of not only access to education for all but quality education. One of the main challenges the Rwanda ministry of education is addressing is the student to teacher ratio. Until 2018, primary schools taught children in shifts…
National
Tags: Private Schools
Rwanda Intensifies Ebola Vigilance As Death Toll Hit 2,236 In DRC
January,18 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

Rwanda's Health Ministry has established new efforts for Ebola virus prevention, after death toll in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) rose to 2236. The 10th outbreak in RDC is considered to be the worst second epidemic ever in the country. Figures released by the Ministry of health indicate that Ebola death toll in DRC…
Regional
Tags: Ebola
Teacher Trainers to Sit Int’l English Standard Test
January,14 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

Rwanda Education Board says that the instructors of  teacher training colleges(TTC) will sit for international English standard tests to measure their English language proficiency and quality of skills they pass to students aspiring to be professional teachers. Primarily, International English standard tests prepared by British council, test teachers on grammar and English vocabulary. But Rwanda…
National
Tags: Teachers
Christmas Heavy Downpour Victims Consoled
January,13 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

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 house - ruining her day. At around 6:15pm on Wednesday, December 25, 2019, Christmas mood was high in Mukasekurus’ family, but soon after the family…
National
Tags: Disasters
Rwanda Prisons Set Zero Firewood Target  
January,05 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_46611" align="alignnone" width="700"] Biogas project - Rubavu prison[/caption] Rwanda Correctional Services (RCS) target 100% usage of cooking technologies to improve health and reduce environmental damage caused by the excessive use of firewood for cooking, this year. Apart from firewood usage risking desertification in the country, World Health organization says smokes from the combustion of…
National
Tags: Prisons
Celebrating New Year In Prison
January,01 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_46543" align="alignnone" width="1024"] At Mageragere prison, celebration of the new year featured both modern and traditional dances[/caption] As New Year celebrations mood get high in the city of Kigali and the rest of the world, inmates in various prisons across the country started celebrating on New Year eve. At around 10: 20 am,  December…
Society
Tags: Prisons
In Rwanda, the Ratio of Prison Guard to Inmate is 1:30
December,30 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_10329" align="alignnone" width="1085"] Over 4000 inmates from Nyarugenge Prison relocating to new facility at Mageragere prison[/caption] Rwanda Correctional Services (RCS) says it has made tangible steps to transform the institution, but admitted it still grapples with high numbers of prisoners per one prison guard. Currently, the ratio of a prison guard is 1:30 inmates,…
National
Tags: Prisons
National Exam Results: Elvin Humura, Mucyo Salvi Are Best Students
December,30 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_46496" align="alignnone" width="783"] Left-Right: shimwe Umubyeyi Marie Regine(6th best in PLE), Elvin Humura, best in Primary, Salvi Mucyo, best student in O-Level, Gashugi Muhimpundu Adeline second best in O Level[/caption] The Ministry of Education has released results of the National exams for Primary Leaving Examination (PLE) and Ordinary Level (O’Level) for the Year 2019.…
National
Tags: National Exams
New Year Mood: Don’t Drink And Drive, Call ‘Abasare’
December,27 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

As preparations to celebrate the New Year intensify, do not worry to grab a glass of liquor or beer at your favorite spot. A group of emergency professional drivers commonly known as “Abasare” are ready to drive you back home from wherever you will be. The name Abasare in traditional Rwanda are sailors, people established on…
Society
Tags: New Year 2020
A Satellite, Best Universities; Education Was a Sector to Watch in 2019
December,26 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_46359" align="alignnone" width="414"] One Web which launched a satellite that will enable connection of Rwandan schools[/caption] One of the most important goals for Rwanda’s vision 2020 is to move towards a knowledge based economy. The government has made quite important improvement in areas of access to education which is the way to go. Although…
National
Tags: Year Ender
Rwanda Loosing 45M Tones of Soil Annually ─ Survey
December,24 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_46258" align="alignnone" width="873"] Soil erosion in a Rwandan hilly land[/caption] Anew survey conducted by Rwanda Water and Forestry Authority (RWFA) says about 45Million tones of top soil is washed away by soil erosion that occurs in several mountainous areas across the country, annually. These figures were announced during hydrological meeting that convened environmental experts…
National
Ministry of Education Makes Two Promises at National Dialogue
December,20 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_46128" align="alignnone" width="800"] Minister of Education, Eugene Mutimura speaks at National Dialogue Council-Umushyikirano 2019[/caption] The Ministry of Education has made two crucial promises that could positively change lives of thousands of students . The ministry pledged to build 416 Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) centres or simply, one TVET school in every sector…
National
Access to Education Is Good, But Quality Is Important ─Kagame
December,19 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_46030" align="alignnone" width="799"] President Paul Kagame and First Lady Jeannette Kagame[/caption] President Paul Kagame says access to education for children is good, but having quality skills is important for them to be able to compete at the international labour market, where the country is heading. The Head of State made the remarks at the…
National
Tags: Primary Education
Sponsored: GCS Donates Irrigation Equipment to its Nyarubaka’s Beneficiaries   
December,18 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_45949" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Some of the equipments by GCS[/caption] Global Civic Sharing (GCS), a South Korean sponsored development organisation has donated irrigation equipment to vulnerable farming communities in Nyarubuka Sector, Kamonyi district, Southern Province. Beneficiaries are small scale farmers in social category commonly ‘ubudehe’ categories one and two. They consist of poor families who…
Society
Gorilla Population In Virunga Massifs Increases to 1063
December,17 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_40145" align="alignnone" width="640"] Kwita izina 2019. Mothers taking care of a baby gorilla to be named next month.The baby emanates from Ntambara Group[/caption] The population of mountain gorillas, one of the world’s most endangered species has increased to 1063, according to the new survey from Greater Virunga transboundary collaboration. The survey indicates that Gorillas…
Regional
Tags: Gorillas
Featured: GCS Restores Hope in Rwandan Woman Denied Scholarship 36 Years Ago
December,11 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_45720" align="alignnone" width="640"] GCS graduates.[/caption] In 1983, Vérène Uwiragiye experienced a heartbreaking experience, after she passed primary school examinations, qualified for the government scholarship, but was refused by corrupt government officials. At the time of selecting scholarship beneficiaries, Uwiragiye was among five best students in Gitarama Prefecture, current Kamonyi district in Southern Province. By…
National
Chinese Geologists Launch Mineral Assessment in Rwanda
December,08 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_45586" align="alignnone" width="5184"] The geologists, once in Kigali were given a welcome reception at the Chinese embassy in Kigali[/caption] An airplane carrying a group of forty seven (47) Chinese geologists touched down at Kigali international airport on Friday 6. The experts are coming to carry an assessment of Rwanda’s minerals. This serves as first…
International
Education Ministry Clears Air on English as Medium of Instruction in Primary School
December,06 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

Ministry of education has 'cleared the air' about the long standing disagreement on using Kinyarwanda as a medium of instruction in lower primary, replacing it with English. The policy of using Kinyarwanda language as a medium of instruction in lower primary school came into force in 2015. In a bid to implement a system dubbed…
National, News
Tags: Primary Education, Private Schools
China, Rwanda Human Resource Training Program Gains Momentum
December,05 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_45495" align="alignnone" width="1114"] Rwandan Entrepreneurs attending a training facilitated by Jack Ma, a Chinese Billionaire[/caption] Rwandans have shown a growing appetite of acquiring extra professional skills, with more trainees who fly to China for human resource training programs increasing by 50% since 2015. In 2015, 86 trainees flew to China for training. The following…
Economy, News, Uncategorized
Police Target An Accident Free Festive Season
December,04 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_45436" align="alignnone" width="640"] CP John Bosco Kabera andPhilip Amoateng- Airtel Rwanda CEO at the Gerayo Amahoro Campaign in Nyabugogo[/caption] As preparations for festive season intensify across the country, Rwanda national police has started campaign against reckless drivers who cause accidents during Christmas day. The day of celebrating Jesus Christ birth day. Festive season road…
National
Prosecutors Get Trained on Human Trafficking Investigation
December,03 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_45370" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Prosecutors and trainees at the launch of the three day seminar[/caption] Sixty prosecutors and investigators across the country have started essential training in investigating and prosecuting human trafficking and transnational crimes. The three-day training that started at Lemigo hotel runs from 3 to 5 December, this year. This training aims at…
National
Altron, Pascal Technology Inject $ 18M in New Taxi Meters
December,02 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_45333" align="alignnone" width="663"] Moto taxi riders in Kigali- Pascal Technology and partner promise to install more than 7000 GPS and Taxi meter on motorcycles by February 2020[/caption] Altron, a South African technology company has partnered with Pascal Technologies, a local company to install over 10,000 motorcycles with Global positioning satellites (GPS) gadgets and taxi…
Technology
Rwanda: International Schools Are Here to Stay
November,29 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_45189" align="alignnone" width="616"] AIMS - Rwanda graduation[/caption] It’s a cold Wednesday morning. Jovian Hirwa, 10, is busy searching  about acids and bases  using wireless internet on a laptop at Dove international school, Kigali City. Nature of acids and bases was an assignment from his teacher–the work Hirwa is supposed to present to seven classmates…
National
Chinese Embassy Donates Rwf 28 M to Rwamagana Vulnerable Families
November,26 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_45015" align="alignnone" width="1032"] Fred Mufulukye, Governor of Eastern Province(Right) and Mayor of Rwamagana district Mbonyumuvunyi Rajab(Left) give a gift to Chinese Amb. Rao Hongwei in Rwamagana district last Sunday[/caption] On a rainy Sunday morning in Rwamagana district Eastern Rwanda, residents in social category one and two commonly known as ‘Ibyiciro byubudehe’ could not hide…
National
Callixte Nsabimana Back to Court, Hearing in Substance Due Next Month
November,22 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_44882" align="alignnone" width="700"] Callixte Nsabimana(Left) in court May this year talks to his lawyer[/caption] The case of Callixte Nsabimana has been transferred to High Court Chamber for International and Cross-Border Crimes located in Nyanza district and will start in substance next week. Nsabimana is accused of 16 criminal counts which include forming an armed…
National
Tags: Sankara
Children Request Government To Tighten Punishment Against Defilement
November,20 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_44776" align="alignnone" width="795"] Child delegate makes a point at National Child Summit[/caption] Children representatives across the country have requested the government to tighten further punishments against irresponsible adults who abuse their educational rights. Children passed their message during 13th national children’s summit– the annual event that brings together children representatives from different sectors of…
Society
Examination Season: All Roads Lead to National Examination Centres
November,04 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

From Monday to Wednesday this week, all roads are leading to examination centres as Primary 6 students sit their first ever national exams. A total of 286,087 pupils are sitting for Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) this year, up from 255,173, last year–an increase of 12%. The pupils will sit for 5 exams including Mathematics, Social…
National
Rwanda, DRC Discuss opening of La Corniche One Stop Border Post
October,28 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo have today discussed modalities to launch operationalization of La Corniche border post, commonly referred to as ‘Grande Barrière’ that links Rubavu district to Goma town, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The $9 million border  post was funded by Howard G. Buffet Foundation—a philanthropist organization championed by Howard Graham Buffett.…
Regional
Tags: Buffet, Rwanda-DRC Relations
Chinese Companies Form “Job Fair” Program to Employ Rwanda-China Alumni
October,26 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

Chinese companies working in Rwanda have formed a new employment program to fight unemployment among Rwanda-China alumni. Currently, over 600 Rwandans have graduated from various Chinese Universities including Xiamen, Peking, Shanghai and Jiao Tong universities. The new program dubbed: "Job fair" is among other intensified efforts by the Rwandan government to fight unemployment among graduates,…
National
Rwanda: New Sweet Potato Variety Introduced to Fight Stunting
October,25 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_43145" align="alignnone" width="600"] The new potato varieties with high concentration rate of beta-carotene.[/caption] Rwanda has introduced five new sweet potato varieties, in an intensified effort to fight stunting, which has become a national concern. Available figures from Integrated Household and Living Conditions Survey (EICV4-2015) in September 2015 indicated that 38% of Rwandan Children below…
National
Skills Or Academic Papers: Is Joining University Still Relevant?
October,23 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

Four years ago, Patrice Habimana experienced life threatening condition of his elder brother who graduated at the University of Rwanda with bachelor’s degree in business administration but remained jobless for three years. To Habimana, it is shame that a university graduate can find himself in impossibility of affording basic things in life. “My father always…
National
He Painted Rwanda’s Central Bank and Here is the Reward
October,19 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_42756" align="alignnone" width="1032"] Emanuel Nyirinshuti[/caption] Ten years ago Emanuel Nyirinshuti left Nyamasheke district, western province–his home area to search for green pastures in Kigali city. After spending a week in Kigali unemployed, his uncle found him a casual labor job at a construction site in Kicukiro district. Later on, a quick learner, Nyirinshuti shared…
Society
Tags: BNR
Sponsored: The Love Affair Between Korea’s GCS and Nyarubaka Community
October,16 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

Apollinarie Mukabutera, resident of Nyarubaka Sector in Kamonyi district in Southern Rwanda, has been living in extreme poverty to such extent that her neighbors isolated her. Her situation worsened when her husband died in 2000. “He was our family’s bread winner and his death hugely affected us,” Mukabutera told KT Press. In Gitare village Nyarubaka…
National
A Day that Changed Lives of Elderly Genocide Survivors In Western Province
October,13 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

On a breezy Saturday morning in Kamembe sector, Rusizi district in Western Rwanda, elderly genocide survivors, as old as 50-90, could not hide smiles on their faces as they welcomed top government officials. The officials were survivors' guests of honour. But the officials, who included Local Government Minister Prof. Anastase Shyaka, Solange Kayisire, Minister in…
National
Tags: Elderly
Rwanda, R20 Sign Agreement to Develop Continental Smart Model Village Pilot
October,10 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_42028" align="alignnone" width="1024"] L-R: Hubert Ruzibiza, the Chief Executive Officer of FONERWA, Dr Christopher Nuttall, executive director of R20[/caption] Rwanda Green Fund (FONERWA) and 20 Regions of Climate Action (R20) – a global alliance for smart cities and smart villages (GASCA) have signed an agreement to search and identify a rural area where a…
Economy
115 Years of Rwanda Coffee
October,03 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_41370" align="alignnone" width="624"] Coffee washing station in Muhondo sector, Gakenke district[/caption] Rwanda is celebrating the 115th Anniversary since coffee was first introduced in Rwanda. The Anniversary coincides with International Coffee Day on October 1st, established by the International Coffee Organisation (ICO), as a way of promoting coffee as a popular drink. It is a…
Economy
Equity Bank Develops New Application for Cashless Economy
October,01 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_41360" align="alignnone" width="1032"] Officials explain EazzyPay at Equity Bank press conference[/caption] The push to a cashless economy continues apace, albeit at a slower pace than hoped. Rwanda has set 2024 as a target for general acceptance digital payment, and for all government payments to go digital. The Rwanda subsidiary of Equity Bank has launched…
Companies
Hygiene In Schools Still Lacking
September,28 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)
In spite of government efforts, conditions especially hygiene, in many schools remains poor. This became apparent during a surprise inspection of Karaganda school, in the District of Burera. Conditions left inspectors shocked and lost for words. Pupils at the school are left to pick up discarded pieces of paper from rubbish heaps for use as…
National, Uncategorized
Canadian Firm Commits $50M for Youth In Tourism, Hospitality Sectors
September,27 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

MasterCard­­­­ Foundation is committing $50 million to train youth in Rwanda for the tourism and hospitality sectors. The initiative “Hanga Ahazaza”, or plan for tomorrow is a five year project that aims to create thousands of jobs and employment in the tourism and hospitality sectors for young people. The tourism and hospitality industries are among…
Economy
Tags: Tourism
Poor Standards of Schools in Gicumbi District Irk REB Officials
September,25 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_41201" align="alignnone" width="800"] A student struggles to write the word welcome.[/caption]   Top officials at Rwanda Education Board (REB) say they are shocked by the alarmingly low levels of student attainment, and poor teaching standards found in many schools in Gicumbi District, Northern Province. This emerged after a surprise inspection by a team of…
National
Tags: Private Schools
Chinese Community In Rwanda Celebrate 70th Anniversary
September,21 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

Friends and diplomats yesterday joined Chinese community living in Rwanda to celebrate the 70th anniversary, since the founding of the People's Republic of China. At the national level, the 70th anniversary will be cerebrated on October 1 - a day since Mao Zedong, whom the world came to know simply as Chairman Mao, led his…
International
Rwanda’s NIRDA Kicks off Campaign to Fund Hardware Developers
September,20 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

Top young local hardware developers have started the competition, a sprint-like event in which programmers, designers and entrepreneurs join together to intensively develop prototypes within three days. In the competition, young innovators assisted by mentors are tasked to be typically ambitious, passionate, find solutions for challenges, most especially in private business and industry sector. The…
Technology
Japanese Firm Hands over Agriculture Project to Government
September,20 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

Japan’s International Development Agency (JICA) has handed over a five-year agricultural project to the government, which will continue to run it. The ‘Smallholder Market-Oriented Agriculture Project (SMAP)’ which was piloted in twelve districts, including Rwamagana, Kayonza, Kirehe and Musanze, aims to help farmers move from subsistence farming to producing surpluses for both national and international…
Economy
Zipline Targets 75 New Blood Supply Destinations in 3 Months
September,18 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_26279" align="alignnone" width="616"] Drones to Deliver Blood[/caption] Zipline Rwanda - a robotics firm operating unmanned aircraft-drones that deliver blood to local hospitals, has set new targets to quadruple blood supply destinations in remote hospitals and health centers in Rwanda. Zipline has set new targets from supplying 25 remote hospitals and health centers to 100…
National
Rwanda on High Alert as Deadly Dengue Fever Hits EAC
September,16 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_40914" align="alignnone" width="640"] Dengue Fever is caused by tropical mosquito bites.[/caption] An outbreak of dengue fever – a mosquito-borne viral disease has attracted the attention of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) and responsible officials from regional health Affairs, demanding an immediate solution to contain transmission. Rwanda says it is on high alert as…
Regional
Prime Minister Ngirente Attends Funeral of Former President Robert Mugabe
September,14 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_40867" align="alignnone" width="1658"] Prime Minister Ngirente signs in a book of condolence in honour of late Comrade Mugabe.[/caption] Rwanda's Prime Minister Dr.Édouard Ngirente today joined thousands of mourners at the state funeral service of former Zimbabwe President Robert Gabriel Mugabe who passed away on 6 September this year. Mugabe’s Body was flown back from Singapore…
Regional
Rwandan Chili Farmer Lands $500M Deal with Chinese Firm
September,14 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

A young local entrepreneur specializing in Chili pepper farming could, in a near future, see his agribusiness firm, turn a billion dollar size, following a $500 million deal signes with a Chinese to supply dry chilli in the next five years. Dieudonné (Diego) Twahirwa, the owner of Gashora farm, yesterday signed a five year agreement…
Companies
Rwf5.2Bn Nyandungu Eco Tourism Park for 2020
September,12 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

Kigali is executing a project that is set to be a place to kill the stress without having to board a Safari car to the furthest Eastern Province, the home to the Big Five or Musanze, the home to gorilla silverback. The project Nyandungu Wetland eco-tourism Park is being implemented by Rwanda Environment Management Authority…
Economy
Tags: Tourism
Rwanda Selected To Host Global Drone Flying Competition
September,10 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_26279" align="alignnone" width="616"] A drone delivers blood to one of the remotest hospitals in Rwanda. The country has been selected to host drone flying competition.[/caption] Fresh from earning global accolade as the "Uber for Blood" service provider country because of its provision of blood to remote hospitals using drones, Rwanda has been selected as…
Technology
Chinese Company Inks Deal to Assemble Alcohol Test Gadget with Rwandan Formula
September,07 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_40645" align="alignnone" width="1248"] Fiston Rutikanga, the young graduate who owns the alcohol test App[/caption] An alcohol detector technology that was invented by a graduate from Kigali Polytechnic Institute  is set to be assembled in China by Top Ten Electronic Company with expertise in electronic gadgets. A car alcohol detector technology inventor,  last month inked…
Technology
Promoting Herbalists: Kigali Creates a Healing Garden
September,05 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_40551" align="alignnone" width="920"] Traditional healer harvesting leaves to treat patients. Rwanda is creating a garden that will bridge the gap in traditional medicine[/caption] Rwanda is making a step further in green therapy following an ongoing creation of a medicinal garden in Nyandungu wetland which stretches between Kanombe and Ndera sectors of Kicukiro and Gasabo…
Society
Kigali: Pope John Paul II Monument Boosted by New Leisure Park
September,04 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

 September 1990 will be memorable among Rwandan believers, most especially the Roman Catholic community. Between September 7 and 9, 1990, late Pope John Paul II visited the country with a message of Peace and dozens of clerics were ordained, blessed by His Holiness in person. The three days of his stay in Rwanda were quite …
Society
Indian Firm Opens Rwf4Bn Tea Factory in Rwanda
August,30 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

Indian Luxmi Tea factory has opened its branches in Karongi district, Western Province with the capacity to produce 1,000,000Kg of dry tea, annually. The new factory dubbed ‘Rugabano tea factory’ is worth about Rwf4 billion. With over 100 years in tea business and horticulture across the world, Luxmi group ltd targets to boost local tea…
Economy
China Offers 200 Scholarships to Rwanda in Priority Courses  
August,27 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_40123" align="alignnone" width="1032"] Some of the beneficiaries of the Chinese Scholarship[/caption] The People’s Republic of China has awarded scholarships to 200 Rwandan students who are expected to acquire skills the country needs most to develop further. Sponsored students will pursue dental surgery, civil engineering, Agriculture, development studies and Electricity engineering. These students will pursue…
International
GCS Graduates 200 Beneficiaries In Civil Leadership Training
August,21 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

About 200 elders have graduated in Civil Leadership Training which intends to improve social welfare in Nyarubaka sector, Kamonyi district. The one month long training where beneficiaries were trained on improving living conditions, starting and sustaining small scale business through embracing financial saving discipline was concluded last week courtesy of  Global Civic Sharing (GCS) through…
Society
Fire Guts A Plastic Factory In Kigali City
August,19 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

Fire has affected RWACOM, a plastic manufacturing industry located in Gisozi sector, Gasabo district. The affected part of the industry largely includes raw materials used in manufacturing plastic products that are later supplied in capital Kigali and the whole country. The fire started at around 3:00pm from the compound and later extended inside the premises…
National
Rwanda Social Security Board Investment Portfolio Hits Rwf 1Trillion
August,19 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_39842" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Richard Tusabe, DG RSSB[/caption] Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB) investment portfolio reports that for the first since it was set up in 2010, its investment portfolio has grown to a value of one trillion Rwandan Francs (Rwf), or just over a billion US dollars.  RSSB manages Rwanda’s entire social security, including…
Economy
Rwanda’s Tea Scoops Highest Premium Price at Mombasa Auction
August,14 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_39716" align="alignnone" width="745"] Kitabi tea factory which scoops highest award at Mombasa tea auction[/caption] Kitabi Tea Factory – one of the tea marks sold under Rwanda Mountain Tea at the East African Tea Traders Association (EATTA) in Mombasa scooped the unprecedented price of $6.06 per kilogram for its best BP1 invoices. In tea jargon,  the…
Markets
Traders Count Rwf 3.8bn Losses In Recent Fire Incidents
August,09 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_39560" align="alignnone" width="768"] Gisozi fire incident[/caption] Hundreds of traders in Kigali city will restart from ash following a series of massive fire outbreaks that gutted their shops within the last two months making Rwf3.8 billion loss. The incident started on June 3, when Gisozi furniture market from Gisozi sector, Gasabo district, allegedly the biggest…
Economy
RRA Kicks off New Registration of Immovable Properties
August,07 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_39494" align="alignnone" width="600"] If you have several residential houses, one of them which is supposedly your home will be tax exempted[/caption] Rwanda’s tax body has started a campaign that is expected to boost district revenues and increase tax compliance among property owners. A law on immovable properties that was passed in September 2018 requires…
Economy
Adventist Church Builds State-of-the-Art Medical School in Rwanda
August,02 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

Adventist University of Central Africa (AUCA)'s Rwandan branch is constructing a state-of-the-art medical school  that will be up and running in January 2020. Already, $ 16 million has been spent on the first phase, but the whole project is expected to require much more. The multi billion school will have several departments including Bachelors of…
Companies
Rwanda Ranked Best Country in Accountability and Transparency
August,01 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_39283" align="alignnone" width="900"] Imihigo- performance contracts one of the indicators of accountable governance and citizen participation[/caption] Rwanda has been ranked the best country in improving quality of life, rule of law, accountability and transparency at the continent level. Rankings from World Bank, indicates trends how African countries have improved their Policy and Institutional Assessment…
International
Condoms Selling Like Hot Cake at Rwanda’s Int’l Trade Fair
July,31 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_39154" align="alignnone" width="1080"] AHF has three stands at Kigali expo to satisfy the demand in condoms[/caption] Of every 5 people you meet at Kigali international trade fair – Expo 2019, many chances are that, 3 have  a condom in their pocket/bag. This tells you that, though in previous seasons telecom companies, banks and food…
National
Rwanda to Launch an Open Competition for Wood Dealers
July,25 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_38976" align="alignnone" width="570"] Involved in wood processing . Credit Photo: Sawmill East Africa Ltd - SEAL[/caption] A new audit which has exposed poor performance in Rwanda’s wood industry has compelled the government to start an open competition that will see established companies earn fund and skills to boost the sector. On July 25, 2019,…
Economy
New Audit Exposes Poor Quality of Fruits and Vegetables Production in Rwanda
July,20 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

An audit conducted by the National Industrial Research and Development Agency (NIRDA) has unearthed poor quality of fruits and vegetables production in Rwanda, which, experts say, could hamper the country's export revenues. Available statistics from the National Agricultural Export Board (NAEB) indicate that fruits and vegetables production has increased the country's export receipts. For instance, between…
Business & Tech
Featured: At General Meeting Global Civic Sharing Rwanda Beneficiaries Celebrate Achievements
July,17 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

Beneficiaries of the Global Civic Sharing Rwanda on July 10 convened at Nyarubaka in Nyarubaka sector, Kamonyi district for the General meeting. Organized by Global Civic Sharing Rwanda, the General meeting intended to give beneficiaries a platform to evaluate their outcomes of the fourth cycle. General meeting is one of our activities under the "Self-reliance…
Society
Picking Nothing from the Rubble: Story of Gisozi Fire Victims
July,06 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_38414" align="alignnone" width="1032"] Nzasenga stands inside his burnt carpentry shop.[/caption] Fredric Nzasenga miserably stands next his "completely burnt" carpentry shop in "Gakiriro ka Gisozi" - as the place is famously known. He looks weak, but not sick. Rather, he is mentally dismantled - following massive fire that gutted his shop - along with others…
National
Kigali High School Students Create a Robot, Calls it ‘Sofia’s Brother’
July,01 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_38216" align="alignnone" width="700"] Simon the Robot. The students called it a brother to Sofia the Robot[/caption] APACOPE, a high school in Kigali has students who dream big and who believe that if David Hanson, the founder of Hong Kong-based Hanson Robotics which created Sofia the Robot could do it, they can also do it…
National
Massive Fire Guts Gisozi Market
June,29 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

For the second time in one month, properties have been destroyed after fire swept through Agakiriro-Gisozi - One Stop center furniture market of  the capital Kigali located in Gisozi sector, Gasabo district in the capital Kigali. The market largely includes furniture and timber workshops which supply the capital Kigali and the whole country. On June…
National
Imbuto Foundation Extends Medical Services to Gisagara Residents
June,28 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_38104" align="alignnone" width="1032"] MInister Diane Gashumba sinzitises parents on balanced diet. She is giving milk to children[/caption] Imbuto foundation- a philanthropy organization championed by Rwanda’s First Lady Mrs. Jeannette Kagame has resumed the campaign to sensitize communities across the country to adopt health behavior that will improve their wellbeing. The ‘Baho Neza Integrated Health…
National
Parenting Child Care Rwanda Takes Child Rights Campaign to Gasabo
June,21 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

As part of celebrations to mark the African Child Day 2019, Parenting Child Care Rwanda – a local Charity organization, on Thursday, June 20, took focus on educating citizens and parents on child rights. The exercise kicked off with parents, children and other activists convening in Jali sector, Gasabo district in the capital Kigali to…
National
Rwanda’s $5 M Gold Refinery Up and Running
June,19 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

Rwanda will start exporting refined gold to increase competitiveness on International market, following the completion of a $5 million gold refinery plant. Located in the Special Economic Zones (SEZs) in the capital Kigali, ‘ALDANG’ gold refinery plant has the capacity to processes about 200 Kilograms of gold daily. A three months old ‘ALDANG’ gold refinery…
Economy
Tags: Minerals
Kibagabaga Patients Get the Best of Africa Improved Foods
June,13 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_37503" align="alignnone" width="2880"] Beneficiaries of AIF's Nootri Family at Kibagabaga hospital[/caption] Africa Improved Foods (AIF), the Kigali based food factory which provides fortified blended foods has extended the hand to vulnerable patients at Kibagabaga hospital – Gasabo district in its social responsibility drive. With annual production of 45,000 metric tonnes of fortified blended foods,…
Uncategorized
GCS Starts Campaign to Fight Malnutrition In Kamonyi  
June,13 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

March 4th was a day like any other when Angelique Uwingabire from Nyarubaka sector, Kamonyo district woke up early morning to go for farm chores. On attempt to grab a cup of water to clean her face, Uwingabire dizzied   and suddenly fell down. The 27 year old expectant mother was rushed to Nyarubaka health center…
National
Karubanda Girls School Wins National ‘Chinese Bridge Competition’ Awards
June,11 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_37404" align="alignnone" width="1032"] Sabrina Irakoze a Senior 3 student from Karubanda Girls School who won the competition[/caption] Over the weekend , hundreds of secondary school students gathered at the University of Rwanda (UR) College of Medical Sciences, Kigali city  for finals in ‘Chinese Bridge Competition’-a Chinese language proficiency competition. ‘Chinese Bridge Competition’ gives a…
Society
How You Become Second Hand Smoker in Kigali Pubs
June,01 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_37053" align="alignnone" width="1280"] Riders Lounge[/caption] When you plan to go to your weekend hangouts, at times you care much about entertainment offers and the friends you are likely to meet at the end of a-5 day routine business. Others will tell you that safety of their car in the parking is the first thing…
Society
Rwanda Hosts Dialogue on Gender-Based Issues in the Region
May,28 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_36940" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Participants during the dialogue. Photo: Gabriel Dusabe[/caption]   A four-day regional dialogue is undergoing in Rwanda’s capital Kigali to discuss community-based approaches that can facilitate victims and effects of Gender-based violence issues in communities. Funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) – for the next four days, the…
Regional
Rwanda: China’s Pledged Television Penetration Program Completed
May,25 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

  Following China President Xi Jinping pledge to implement satellite public Television penetration programs to African villages, Chinese Embassy in Rwanda has fully installed television sets to public places including; hospitals , sectors, schools, among others. Public television penetration program was President Xi’s pledge during China-Africa Cooperation summit in Johannesburg-South Africa in 2015. The installed…
National
City Of Kigali Wins Global Public Fitness Award
May,23 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_29365" align="alignnone" width="2048"] Car free day. No worry for your child. A car is not allowed at car free day[/caption] City of Kigali has been awarded global ‘Public Fitness award’-one of Wellbeing City Awards categories sponsored by NewCities, non-profit organization that aims at shaping a better future for cities. Wellbeing City Awards – The…
Sports
Masezerano Wins Ticket To International ‘Chinese Bridge Competition’
May,19 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_36721" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Divine Masezerano(middle) performing[/caption] Over the weekend, hundreds of university students gathered at the University of Rwanda (UR) College of Medical Sciences, Kigali city for finals in ‘Chinese Bridge Competition’- a Chinese language proficiency competition. ‘Chinese Bridge Competition’ gives a chance to University students to exhibit their Chinese language skills in arranged…
International
Land O Lakes Launches A Cooperative Management Tool
May,17 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_36693" align="alignnone" width="925"] Willy Nyirigira CD4 project manager at the launch which was attended by cooperative leaders from across the country[/caption] Land O’Lakes, an International Development and nonprofit organization that aims at transforming lives has developed  a tool that will help to phase out mismanagement challenges among local cooperatives. ‘Cooperative measurement tool’ (PM2) which…
National
Rwanda Ranked Second Continental Most Popular Destination For International Events  
May,15 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA)- aglobal meeting industry network has ranked  Rwanda as the second most popular destination for international conferences and events on the continent. This year’s ICCA rankings pushed Rwanda up from third position, last year. Rwanda has been named second after Cape Town (South Africa) scooping first position. The rankings, released…
Economy
BK Group Conducts Career Guidance Among University Students
May,14 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_36527" align="alignnone" width="2144"] Kevin Rudahinduka-Program Director in Bank of Kigali[/caption] Bank of Kigali Group PLC has conducted career guidance among university students, purposely to share experience about labour market demands. Dubbed ‘Career Fair 2019’ that kicked off at University of Rwanda (UR), Gikondo campus -Kigali City with a theme,‘Redefining career’,  it also aims at…
Companies
Japanese Firm Creates Software to Facilitate Mathematics Teaching
May,11 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_36428" align="alignnone" width="1080"] At the presentation of the software[/caption] SAKURA-a Japanese leading ICT solution provider for education has created software that will easily introduce pupils to early learning of mathematics basics including; addition, division, multiplication, among others. The software dubbed ‘Interactive mathematics software’ was revealed during the press briefing on May 10 at Japan…
Technology
Rwanda Preparing Release of 30,000 Convicts
May,08 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

The National Unity and Reconciliation Commission (NURC) is conducting rehabilitation campaign in the community to prepare reintegration of an estimate 30,000 prisoners who are set to be released in the next two years after serving their jail sentence. NURC reaches the community through churches, community meetings, mosques, among other venues. Twenty five years after the…
National
Wasac Launches New Water Treatment Plant to Surpass Kigali’s 140,000 m3 Target
May,06 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

Rwanda’s Water and Sanitation Corporation (Wasac) has launched new facilities with a production of a total 55,000 cubic meters daily for Kigali city where claims of water shortage . The facilities consist of new Nzove I water treatment plant with production of 40,000 cubic meters expandable to 65,000 cubic meters and Nzove II with initial…
National
84,000 Retrieved Bodies of Genocide Victims Accorded Decent Burial
May,04 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

An event currently taking place at Nyanza Genocide memorial in Kicukiro district – Kigali city today will trigger so many emotions. It consists of decent burial of 84,435 bodies of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi victims that were retrieved from several areas of  Kigali city since May 2019. With more than 12,000 victims of Genocide…
National
Rwanda Military Hospital Provides Free Medication to People With Albinism
May,02 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

Rwanda Military Hospital has kicked off  a campaign to screen and freely treat impaired vision (blindness) and skin cancer for people with albinism. Skin cancer to people with albinism-medically known as Melanoma is caused by both Ultra-violet and direct sun rays that damages the skin and blinds eyes. The campaign that kicked off at Rwanda…
Society
Rwandan Companies Ready for the 25-Million Visitor Dubai Expo
April,28 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_36084" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Dubai Expo 2020 site[/caption] Local floriculture Companies are looking forward to expanding market to Asian and Middle East countries in the upcoming International Expo dubbed ‘Dubai Expo 2020.’ Organizers - Dubai Exhibition Centre (DEC) have already registered businesses from 132 countries. Rwanda will be represented by horticulture companies among other businesses.…
Economy
Rwanda’s Events Body Increases Target to $88 Million
April,25 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

Rwanda has set new targets for revenues earned in hosting Regional and International Conferences to an increase of 8%. According to Rwanda Convention Bureau (RCB), the new revenue targets will increase to over $88 million this year compared to $74 million last year. In the last 3 months of 2019, Rwanda has so far hosted…
Economy
India Donates Hepatitis Medicine to Rwanda
April,17 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_35745" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Minister of State Ndimubanzi(L)and Indian High commissioner to Rwanda[/caption] Indian government has donated Hepatitis B and C drugs worth over $1.5 million (approximately Rwf1.4 billion) to Rwanda which will help the country to subsidize the expensive treatment. In December last year, Rwanda launched a $ 113 million national campaign to uproot…
National
Cabinet Approves Ebola Vaccination For Health And front-line workers
April,04 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_29626" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Simulation exercise at Miltary hospital[/caption] Local health workers and people who serve directly (front-line workers) in high risk Ebola area outbreaks will start working under safety conditions, following a cabinet meeting approval for their Ebola vaccination. Dubbed “recombinant vesicular stomatitis virus vaccination” (“rVSV-ZEBOV”) –an experimental vaccine for protection against Ebola virus…
National
Gahini Diocese Brings a Solution to Persons with Disabilities  
April,03 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

Rwanda has completed construction of a habilitation center worth Rwf 1.5 Billion that will deliver medical services to the physically disabled people, upon inauguration. Patients (physically disabled) will use health insurance also locally known as “Mutuelle de Santé” to access medication, among other model of payments to clear medical bills. The center Dubbed ‘Gahini rehabilitation…
National
Kigali Signs Urban Development Agreement with Barcelona City
March,29 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_35045" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Chantal Rwakazina, the mayor of city of Kigali(L)  and Sara Berbel Sanchez, Economic policy and local development in Barcelona City council[/caption] Rwandans who dream to visit Barcelona, the capital city of Spain with rich history of football may soon start enjoying the good cooperation of capital cities of both countries –…
International
Japan Pledges More Investments to Rwanda
March,26 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_34933" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Japanese vice minister of foreign affairs, Kenji Yamada[/caption] Following the ongoing Chief Executive Officers’ (COE) business forum in Kigali, Japanese vice minister of foreign affairs, Kenji Yamada has pledged to attract more investors to Rwanda. Yamada who met Japanese investors on sidelines of business forum (CEO forum) at the ambassador’ residence…
Economy
Rwanda Named Global Billionaires Destinations 2019
March,21 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_22384" align="alignnone" width="2048"] Bisate Lodge wide view[/caption] Travel consultants for world billionaires have tipped them to travel to Rwanda for vacations this year. Business insider­­-Singapore business based Publication Company teamed up with boutique luxury travel agency and Original Travel, agencies that plans trips for high-net-worth individuals, to find out the hottest spots the elite…
Economy
Rwanda’s Water Body Completes Rwf3Bn Facility to Supply Prone Areas in the South
March,19 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

From miles of walk to get clean water, residents of Nyanza district in Southern Rwanda have been relieved - following a completed Rwf3 billion water facility. Water and Sanitation Corporation (WASAC) has finished construction of new Mpanga water treatment plant that is expected to boost access of clean water in prone areas of southern province.…
National
Rwanda’s Two Rival Insurance Companies Merge
March,15 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

  SORAS Ltd – Rwanda’s oldest and best insurance company has finally merged with Saham – their toughest rival on the market. Saham is a subsidiary of a Moroccan firm. Both insurance companies (SORAS Vie Ltd and Saham) raced to get clients in life and general insurances before deciding on coming together. Since 1984, SORAS…
Companies
China’s First Lady Pledged Literacy Center Opens in Kigali
March,14 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_34473" align="alignnone" width="1032"] Sister Eugenie Kairaba, Fawe Girls School - Kigali headmistress receives computers from Chinese Ambassador to Rwanda Henry Rao Hongwei[/caption] Following the visit of China's first lady Peng Liyuan to Fawe Girls School in July last year, China Embassy to Rwanda has announced plan to open an education center dubbed ‘China corner’…
International
Rwf100Bn Earmarked for Water Dam Project in Drought-Prone Eastern Rwanda
March,13 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_34395" align="alignnone" width="1032"] Gihira Water treatment plant in Rubavu district. Muvumba multipurpose dam is next[/caption] Rwanda Water and Forest Authority (Rwfa) has started construction of Muvumba multipurpose dam worth Rwf100 billion that will boost agriculture and supply hydro- electricity power to the drought-prone Nyagatare district in Eastern Province. According to Rwfa officials, the dam…
National
Rwanda Finds a Formula to Promote the Struggling Film Industry
March,06 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_34063" align="alignnone" width="640"] We are all Rwandans one of a few Rwandan movies[/caption] Rwanda is working on a project that would put the film industry among the options for any artist who is thinking business. Rwanda Development Board (RDB) is promoting a new office that seeks to boost local film industry and put it…
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Burrying The Genocide Misery Behind Sports
March,02 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

On a cold Friday morning, the gently rising sun shines at a decently paved compound in one of the villages in Nyamata sector, Bugesera District in Eastern Province. At the compound, however, an interesting scene attracts everyone's attention. A full squad of elderly mothers in sports jerseys fill the compund. It's a special Sports Friday…
National
Rwandan Traders Blame Slow Pace on ‘Corrupt Neighbors’
March,01 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_7756" align="alignnone" width="1400"] Cargo handling at Mombasa port[/caption] Rwandan Private Sector Federation (PSF) has stated that Non-Tariff Barriers (NTB) posed by some East African Community country members continue to hinder the competitiveness of cross-border trade. The major NTB barriers cited by PSF includes; slowness of clearance at the customs of Mombasa and Dar es-Salam,…
Economy
Rwanda: Young Cyber Crimes Fighters Embark On 3-Year Training
February,22 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_33504" align="alignnone" width="1032"] Students at Rwanda coding academy in class[/caption] As Rwanda launches the first ever coding academy in the remote Nyabihu district, the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology has announced that it is only the start. Officials at the ministry said on Friday, that they are finalizing a plan to construct other…
National
Results of National Exams Out: Here Are the Best Students
February,21 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_33452" align="alignnone" width="1200"] The best performing students in National examinations were awarded with laptops[/caption] The Ministry of Education has released results of National Exams for the A level – general education and Technical Education Vocational Training (TVET) - 2018. An overall 42,145 candidates sat the national exams and 37,184 representing 88% of them passed.…
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Rwandan Conservationist Scoops ‎€50,000 Award
February,20 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_33426" align="alignnone" width="1198"] Olivier Nsengimana(second right) during treatment of a grey crane[/caption] Olivier Nsengimana, a Rwandan private conservationist has been awarded the ‘Future for Nature (FFN) 2019 - a prestigious international award that celebrates tangible achievements in protecting wild animal and plant species. The annual award (FNN) worth € 50, 000 is given to…
International
25 Years after Genocide: Elderly Genocide Survivors Can Now Smile
February,16 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

Hundreds of youth from Kigali on Saturday boarded buses to Huye and Nyanza districts of Southern province and Bugesera district in Eastern province for a study tour at living museums. In these districts, a couple of years ago, Unity Club, an organization of women leaders or spouses of leaders started a philanthropy project to build…
Society
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UNDP Exhibits the 5-Year Achievements in Rwanda
February,13 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has reiterated commitment to support Rwanda’s key projects to improve the country’s wellbeing and good governance principles. The commitment was made at the launch of a photo exhibition of projects the program funded in Rwanda in the last five years. The one-month photo exhibition that was launched on Tuesday, February…
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Rwanda Conducts Third Aerodrome Emergency Drill 
February,11 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_33234" align="alignnone" width="717"] At Kanombe International airport-simulation exercise[/caption] Rwanda has conducted its third aerodrome emergency exercise drill to perfect quick rescue preparedness in case of airplane crash. The simulation exercise was held on Monday - January 11, 2019 at Kigali International Airport. It includes putting out fire of the burning airplane, evacuating passengers in…
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New 293 Developed Standards to Improve Quality of Local Products   
February,08 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_33150" align="alignnone" width="800"] cassava plantation. RSB launched standards for cassava among others[/caption] Rwanda Standards Board (RSB) has launched an additional 293 product standards to improve locally made products ‘Made in Rwanda. The new batch of Standards cuts across different sectors including; construction, food and processing, cosmetics and pharmaceutical products. It is an addition to…
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EAC Military Intelligence Summit Kicks-off In Kigali
February,05 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

A two-day conference of chiefs and directors of military intelligence has kicked-off in Rwanda's capital Kigali, with a call for intelligence community to work together to respond to the on-going regional threats. The summit that aims at strengthening security in the region attracted military intelligence officials from six member states of the East African Community…
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Rwanda’s Oldest Textile Factory to Relocate In One Week
February,05 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) has ordered Usine Textile du Rwanda (UTEXRWA) – a textile industry to relocate in a gazetted wetland urgently. Starting January 28, Rwanda Environmental Management Authority (REMA) gave one-week to businesses operating in wetlands to relocate. Utexrwa currently operates from Kinyinya Sector, Gasabo district its home since 1985 when it was…
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Magashi Camp Named Among Highly Global Anticipated Hotel Unveilings of 2019
February,04 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(1)

[caption id="attachment_32995" align="alignnone" width="1004"] Magashi camp[/caption] Travel Agency Company, a united-States of America adventure travel and Publication Company has named Rwanda’s Magashi Hotels among the most highly anticipated hotel unveilings of 2019. According to Travel agency Company, the facility (Magashi Hotels) is among many other facilities anticipated to increase tourism and adventure globally. The six-tented…
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Rwanda Coding Academy Commences in Nyabihu
February,04 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_32959" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Students waiting to be served upon arrival at Rwanda Coding academy[/caption] Sixty students have commenced studies at the Nyabihu based Rwanda Coding Academy,in a 3 year program that comes to face cyber security threats among other contribution to the digital world. The students who arrived at the campus on February 3,…
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Rwanda Launches Private Forests Management Units
February,02 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

The Ministry of Environment has launched first Private Forest Management Units (PFMUs) to safeguard the individual forests and boost responsibility in forest harvesting. PFMUs was launched in Fumbwe,  Rwamagana District, Eastern Province on January 31 aiming at reducing destruction on private small holder forests and to significantly increase the overall forest resource productivity, sustainability and profitability. The…
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Gov’t Redesigns Agricultural Selling Points Concept
January,30 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_3144" align="alignnone" width="620"] A maize crop garden under mechanized irrigation in Eastern Province. Maize and rice farmers accused buyers for reducing prices without their consent.[/caption] Agricultural policy makers have advised farmers to start thinking about collective selling points, which will allow them to sell in bulk and impose market prices. The proposal follows persistent…
Business & Tech
Mineduc Closes Medical Programs at University of Gitwe
January,29 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_32794" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Minitsers of Education Dr Eugene Mutimura and Dr Isaac Munyakazi[/caption] The Ministry of Education has announced a decision to definitively close two faculties of Biomedical Laboratory Sciences and Medicine and Surgery of the University of Gitwe. The Ministry, through its affiliated institution – Higher Education Council (HEC) conducted a comprehensive external…
National
What You Need to Learn About Chinese Food Festival
January,28 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_32742" align="alignnone" width="1032"] Chinese festival foods[/caption] As the Chinese New Year 2019 knocks on the door, Chinese people living in Rwanda have welcomed it by sharing symbolic festival food with friends. Chinese festival food include dumpling, noodles, fish, rice cake (Niangao), among others and symbolize good luck, surplus, fortune and longevity. The Chinese New…
Society
Mineduc Kicks Off 4th National School Inspection Campaign 
January,28 2019 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] The Ministry of Education (Mineduc) will today launch the 4th quarterly national campaign inspection performance of schools in the country. According to ministry of education, the week-long campaign that aims at improving…
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Rwanda Polytechnic Kicks off Evaluation of Barbers
January,24 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

Rwanda polytechnic has a kicked-off a program to evaluate and certify barbers and hairdressers operating in Kigali City. The two-month evaluation that started at Iteto salon, Kigali city on Thursday targets 500 hairdressers and barbers with the aim of improving competence, protecting lives and improving professionalism. The evaluation also aims at giving a chance to…
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Mutatsineza Outshines Kigali Automobile Mechanics
January,23 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_32479" align="alignnone" width="1032"] Mutatsineza(Left) receives her certificate from Dr James Gashumba, Vice chancellor of Rwanda Polytechnic[/caption] It was an emotional moment when Rosine Mutatsineza was proclaimed the best student in automobile mechanic program of the Institute of Polytechnic Regional Center (IPRC) Kigali City. The program, which run for 14 days and targeted 239 technicians…
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Rwanda Energy Group Announces Rwf 19bn Power Loss
January,23 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

The Rwanda Energy Group (REG) has reported an annual loss of Rwf19 billion ($21.3 million) following continuous cases of electricity theft. Currently, the energy group distributes 220 megawatts from the national grid, but 44 megawatts of it (19%) is lost through theft and technical loss, officials told KT Press. According to REG officials, technical losses…
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Rwanda: 14 Perish in a Mining Accident
January,21 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_32326" align="alignnone" width="750"] Rwanda: 14 Perish in a Mining Accident[/caption] Fourteen people have been confirmed dead in Mwulire Sector, Rwamagana district in Eastern Province after a mine caved on them – local authorities told KT Press. The tragedy that happened at around 8am on Monday, January 21, is the latest tragedy in a series…
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Rwanda Starts Process to Increase Number of Plastic Surgeons
January,10 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_31979" align="alignnone" width="1280"] Surgeons at work at Rwanda Military hospital[/caption] Responding to the high demand in plastic surgery services, Rwanda has started a process to train more surgeons who will join the existing small team. There is in the country, two plastic surgeons who have 400 patients waiting to get served. They are based…
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New In Rwanda: Gishwati National Park For 2020
January,10 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

Gishwati - MukuraMore is still coming for all tourists, either from Rwanda, foreign residents or any visitor who love Rwandan wildlife. Formerly encroached, Mukura-Gishwati natural forest which lies between Rubavu, Rutsiro, Ngororero and Nyabihu districts in Western province will join Volcanoes, Nyungwe and Akagera national parks respectively as Rwanda seeks to boost tourism. Rwanda Development…
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Rwanda: Relocation of Mazane Island Dwellers to Be Completed in March
January,03 2019 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_31730" align="alignnone" width="873"] Relocation from Mazane in previous phase[/caption] The last batch of residents living at the remote and high risk Mazane Island in Lake Rweru, Bugesera district will be relocated to an inland model village by March 2019 officials say. The final (third) re-location phase will consist of 140 families that will be…
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National Exam Results Out: Mineduc Awards Best Candidates
December,31 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_31681" align="alignnone" width="975"] C:\Users\HP\Desktop\Mineduc officials and parents hand a laptop to a candidate[/caption] The Ministry of education (Mineduc) has awarded 20 best performers in national exams whose results were released on Monday. Mineduc released the 2018 results of Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) and Ordinary Level (O’Level). Gihana Ishema Blessing from Kigali Parents primary school…
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Narendra Modi’s Gift to Rwanda Multiplies
December,28 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_31653" align="alignnone" width="1000"] one of the cow and her offspring[/caption] Residents of Rweru model village in Bugesera district are celebrating the festive season with a smile, thanks to cows they got as a gift from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in July 2018. During Modi’s visit to Rwanda he gave a gift of 200…
Society
Was Jesus Born in Rural Rwanda?
December,25 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

It is Christmas in Kigali, and as usual, you know it by travelling to any taxi park across the city. The congestion is characteristic of Christmas Eve, and Christmas as many are boarding to go upcountry to celebtrate with family and friends. Well, Rwanda’s urban population is slightly below 20% as of 2017 which means…
National
Rwanda Searching for 60 Bright Students to Launch Coding Academy
December,21 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_31495" align="alignnone" width="847"] Rwanda Coding Academy[/caption] As more students continue to embrace general technical education, sixty young students who have scored highhly in Mathematics, Physics and English in Ordinary level exams will in January 2019 board buses for a 3-year challenging program in Nyabihu district. With a motto ‘Born to Code’ the Rwanda Coding…
National
How Safari’s Literacy Dream Came True at 82 Years
December,17 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_31325" align="alignnone" width="1032"] Etienne Safari(front line) shows his literacy certificate, one of his lifetime achievement[/caption] It was an emotional moment when Etienne Safari 82, was handed a certificate, recognizing him as a literate after eight decades of illiteracy. The certificate is his only official document from Ministry of Education he had ever had. Safari…
Society
Rwanda to Launch Eco-Friendly Motor Cycle Transport
December,12 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_31221" align="alignnone" width="544"] A technician tests the E-Motor wiring[/caption] In March next year, electric motorcycle taxis could begin plying Rwandan streets cutting down on the level of gas emissions the country endures due to petroleum burning motorcycles. Following 3-years of research and road testing, Ampersand – a Germany based electric vehicle company has declared…
Companies
Rwanda to Begin Ranking Universities Amid Quality Issues
December,11 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_31132" align="alignnone" width="1263"] UR graduation[/caption] The Ministry of Education has asked the High Education Council (HEC) to initiate ranking universities next year, first of its kind in the country’s history. Dr. Eugene Mutimura, Minister of Education proposed this during a 1 –day consultative meeting of universities leaders last week.  “Why don’t we have university…
National
Rwanda: Jeannette Kagame Named Global UNAIDS Ambassador for Adolescents
December,07 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_31046" align="alignnone" width="1024"] First Lady Jeannette Kagame with Michel Sedibe Exuctive Director of UNAIDS[/caption] The United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has named Rwanda's First Lady Mrs. Jeannette Kagame Global Special Ambassador for Adolescents Health and Well-Being. The event coincided with the presentation of Vision and Status of Global HIV Response conference in Kigali…
National
Industrial Companies Using Trainees as Support Staff
December,07 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

Participants at the meeting between Mineduc and partnersThe Ministry of education (Mineduc) and partners are in talks intended to improve accessibility of professional internship for university students. The talks brought together university vice chancellors from Rwandan universities, polytechnic schools across the country and the Rwanda Private Sector Federation(PSF). The discussion held on Thursday December 5th…
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Jeannette Kagame Asks Students to Be Active Citizens         
December,06 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_30983" align="alignnone" width="1000"] First Lady Jeannette Kagame with Imbuto sponsored students[/caption] The First Lady Jeannette Kagame has asked students to be active citizens who put forward positive change in their communities. The First Lady who is also the chairperson of Imbuto Foundation was addressing students under Imbuto Foundation scholarship project 'Edified Generation’ during the…
National
GCS Kicks Off Campaign Against Early Pregnancies
December,03 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_30884" align="alignnone" width="2000"] Seunghoon Woo – GCS Project Manager dancing with beneficiaries of the campaign in Nyarubaka last week[/caption] Global Civic Sharing (GCS), a South Korean development organisation has kicked off campaign against early pregnancies in Nyarubuka Sector, Kamonyi district. Early pregnancies figures in Nyarubuka Sector indicate that 29 villages in the sector, 52…
National
Made in Rwanda Expo: Singer Tom Close Exhibits New Talent
November,29 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_30750" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Tom Close and wife at Made in Rwanda expo[/caption] Afrobeat singer and medical doctor, Tom Close real name Thomas Muyombo is currently showcasing his other gift on top of treating patients and entertainment. Tom Close has kicked-off reading culture campaigns through writing of short story books for children. Close is exhibiting…
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Rwanda: Cimerwa Contributes Rwf 20M to Agaciro Development Fund
November,26 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_30681" align="alignnone" width="1032"] Jack Kayonga(Left) receives the Rwf 20 million dummy cheque from Bheki Mthembu, Cimerwa CEO[/caption] Rwanda’s cement manufacturer, Cimerwa PPC has contributed Rwf 20 Million to the Agaciro Development Fund, a local sovereign wealth fund. The check was handed to Jack Kayonga, the Chief Executive Officer of Agaciro Development Fund by Bheki Mthembu,…
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Rwanda National Police Complete Rotation of Peacekeepers to South Sudan
November,26 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_30668" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Police peacekeepers board to Juba, November 26,2018[/caption] Rwanda National Police(RNP) have deployed 240 police force for a one-year peacekeeping mission under the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). Commissioner of Police (CM) Jean Bosco Kabera, Police spokesperson told KT Press on Monday, that the deployed force include 190 males and…
Regional
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Chinese Ambassador Pledges To Attract More Coffee Investors to Rwanda
November,26 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_30663" align="alignnone" width="1032"] Chinese delegation at NAEB[/caption] Chinese Ambassador to Rwanda Henry Rao Hongwei has pledged to attract more investors in coffee business to Rwanda. This follows the Electronic World Trade Platform (eWTP) Africa hub that was signed between Rwanda and Alibaba Group – China’s biggest e-commerce company last month. The deal gave Rwanda’s…
International
International Film Companies to Distribute Rwandan Films
November,23 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_30580" align="alignnone" width="1080"] One of the key speakers makes a point at Kigali audio visual forum. Three filmmakers will  get a six month training[/caption] International film companies have pledged to train three best Rwandan filmmakers and ultimately, to distribute their work to the global market which would place them among the best sellers. During…
Economy
Global Civic Sharing Donates Irrigation Equipment to Small Scale Farmers
November,22 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

Global Civic Sharing (GCS) – South Korean development organisaton has donated irrigation equipment to farming communities in Nyarubuka Sector, Kamonyi district, Southern Province. The program that started in September this year targets effective and modern farming during the dry season. On November 19, the equipment that was donated includes ten water tanks and ten water…
National
Govt To Review The School Calendar
November,22 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_30538" align="alignnone" width="971"] Pupils at break time. New school calendar intends to improve quality of education[/caption] The Ministry of Education (MINEDUC) is set to propose a new school calendar that is expected to boost education environment and quality. According to sources in the Ministry of Education, the new proposal might see both primary and…
National
Minister Rebukes Head of Examination Centre over Sitting Arrangement
November,20 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_30481" align="alignnone" width="2400"] Minister Eugene Mutimura tells the centre coordination;"Go!go!"[/caption] As National Exams for Ordinary Level and A Level start, the Ministry of Education has sent a warning that it may be tough against attempts to malpractices. Dr. Eugene Mutimura, Minister of Education launched national exams at SOS Technical High School located at Kagugu…
National
Rwanda Targets $10M Export Revenue from Essential Oils
November,16 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_30346" align="alignnone" width="960"] A local perfume made out of Patchouli[/caption] Rwanda plans an upward shift on its annual export revenues from Essential oils to $10 million by 2021 up from $500,000 this year, National Agricultural Export Development Board (NAEB) has said. Essential oils produced in Rwanda include; Geranium, Eucalyptus, Pyrethrum and Patchouli oils as…
Economy
Rwanda Kicks-off 4th Industrial Revolution Campaign
November,14 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_30243" align="alignnone" width="550"] IPRC Musanze where the 4IR started from[/caption] Rwanda Standards Board (RSB) has kicked-off a one week awareness campaign on gradual transition from electricity and information technology to high-end technologies and use of Robotics in people’s daily lives. The campaign “4th Industrial Revolution Campaign (4IR)” is targeting local industries and industrial related…
Technology
Former Street Children Increase Numbers of National Exam Candidates
November,12 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_30137" align="alignnone" width="2592"] Kacyiru Primary pupils at national exams[/caption] The number of Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) candidates is increasing, thanks to more efforts that were deployed to bring street children back to school. On Monday, November 12, 2018, the PLE started with 255,173 candidates sitting exams from 893 centers across the country.They include 138,831…
National
Mineduc Hands Over to Churches Duty to Build Nursery Schools
November,08 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_30049" align="alignnone" width="873"] Nursery school in Rwanda[/caption] The Ministry of Education (MINEDUC) has told religious institutions that it belongs to them to build nursery schools to increase the rate of child enrollment to pre-primary education. On Thursday November 8, 2018, the ministry convened a meeting bringing together religious leaders and other child activists and…
National
Armyworms Are Back
November,07 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_30030" align="alignnone" width="1032"] Farmers spray pesticide at Kagitumba marshland in Matimba sector, November 7[/caption] After defeat of army worm December last year, the pest have already invaded about 350 hectares of maize in Eastern Province. Armyworm is a strange pest that feasts on crops including; maize, Sorghum, bean, among other crops. It was identified…
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Rwanda National Police Tighten Supervision of Security Companies
November,06 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_29984" align="alignnone" width="1200"] RNP and private security companies in a meeting - November 6[/caption] Responding to unprofessional conduct of some private security companies, Rwanda National Police (RNP) have vowed to tighten supervision. Among the shortfalls areas RNP has identified among the private security companies includes; lack of proper training ground and security equipment, ineffective…
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Sorwathe Launches New $1M Green Tea Factory
November,02 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_29888" align="alignnone" width="640"] A Sorwathe artefact at the current plant. the tea factory has now grown to open a new one[/caption] Sorwathe Ltd – Rwanda’s tea-growing and processing company, has launched a new green tea factory worth $1 million (Rwf866 million) in Rulindo district, Northern Province. Factory owners say the new venture, located in…
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Mock Exams: It’s All about Putting Students in Mood
November,02 2018 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. Mock exams are a much bigger quiz to prepare students to national exams[/caption] National exams countdown: 11 days are left before Primary six students show what they do best at the Primary…
Society
Four Companies Nominated for Horticulture Intl Trade Fair  
October,30 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_16696" align="alignnone" width="705"] Laurent Mirasano in his Kigali plant nursery. flowers are selling like hot cakes[/caption] Four Rwandan floriculture companies have been nominated for the world largest floriculture international trade fair in The Netherlands. International Floriculture Trade Fair (IFTF) will be held from November 7 through 9 in Vijhuizen City, Northern Netherlands. It is…
Economy
250,000 Candidates to Sit PLE Next Week
October,29 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_29727" align="alignnone" width="800"] Student at Kazo Primary School in Kamonyi gets explanation on her class examination results[/caption] Primary and Secondary Schools are winding up preparation for the National exams with expectation of excellent results. The National Exams are scheduled to kick off next week, starting with the Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE). A total of…
National
Rwanda Kicks Off Tree Planting Season
October,27 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

Top Government officials, delegates visiting the country as well as diplomats and development partners today participated in the official launch of the National Tree Planting season. From all corners of the country, leaders joined citizens in the monthly community work (Umuganda) to plant multiple types of trees as the country seeks to meet the deadline…
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Regis Rugemanshuro is BK Group’s New Executive Member
October,24 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_29511" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Regis Rugemanshuro, the new BK Executive committee member[/caption] Bank of Kigali (BK Group Plc) has added Regis Rugemancuro to its executive team in a move the bank says is in in line with its continues growth. Rugemanshuro who elevated to the lender's top management team, was also appointed Chief Digital Officer.…
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Religious Leaders Commit to Use Prayer to Fight Illegal Drugs
October,24 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

Bishop Alex Birindabagabo during an anti drug campaign in Eastern province Responding to a Rwanda National Police (RNP) mapping report which showed the Eastern province to be a major transit route for illegal drugs and local brews, religious leader in the region have committed themselves to take the anti-drug message to their respective congregations. As…
National
Film Star David Gyasi  Returns to Rekindle Love Affair with Rwanda
October,20 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_29349" align="alignnone" width="1600"] Film Star David Gyasi[/caption] Fourteen years since his first time to Rwanda, British actor David Gyasi, has returned to rekindle a relationship with a country about which he says it was love at first sight. Gyasi whose credits include big budget films Interstellar, the television series ‘Achilles’, and the new film…
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Tantalum Refinery Plant Launch Extended to February 2019
October,15 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_6922" align="alignnone" width="600"] Men at work at Karuruma smelting plant. Rwanda will have a tantalum refinery plant in the next five months[/caption] PLG Plc – a Malta-based International (PLG Plc.) a vertically integrated, metallic materials science company which signed deal to build the tantalum refinery plant in Rwanda has extended its deadline for starting…
Economy
Umuganda: PM Ngirente Launches Construction of Classrooms in Nyagatare
September,29 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

Rwanda’s Prime Minister Dr. Eduord Ngirente rolled his sleeves to join residents of Rurembo Village, Gashenyi Cell, Rukomo Sector, Nyagatere district in Eastern Province in the monthly community work known as “Umuganda”. Prime Minister Ngirente laid a foundation stone for the construction of classroom block for the 12- year-basic education program in the area. Speaking…
National
Rwanda’s Revenue Collections Inceeased by 22%
September,29 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) has announced an increase of taxes by 22% since Rwanda's transformation from a failed state after the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi to a competitive and sustainable tax based economy. According to RRA, lowest taxes ever collected stood at Rwf62.8 billion in 1998 while last years’ taxes and highest were at Rwf1,…
Economy
“YEGO cab” – a New ‘Low Cost’ Taxi- Service Launched in Kigali
September,28 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(1)

  Yego Innovations Limited – a local tech company has introduced a new taxi service named “YEGO cab” where cab services will be only offered by calling a toll-free number and get instant services at affordable prices. According to the new technology, customers will just need to call 9191 and a taxi cab will be…
Technology
Nyarubaka: The Tale of a Community Fighting to Kick-out Poverty
September,25 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

Perinah Mukarukaka resident of Nyarubaka Sector in Kamonyi district in Southern Rwanda, has been living in life-threatening poverty that pushed her into isolation. The 53 year old and mother of 4 children lived that situation (extreme poverty) after her 30 cows and husband perished during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. After the Genocide, Mukarukaka…
National
Rwanda’s Premium Coffee Places High Prices on Global Market
September,21 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

Local producers of Rwanda’s premium coffee could be smiling, following a 5 times sale of their coffee on global market. At an internet auction activity organized by the National Agricultural Export Development Board (NAEB), Rwanda’s premium coffee was bought as high as $41.22 per kilogram – almost five times higher the range of $8-$12 price…
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RIB Quiz Ferwafa Officials on Bribe Case
September,13 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_28454" align="alignnone" width="800"] Under investigation: FERWAFA Executive Member in charge of Competitions Eric Ruhamiriza[/caption] Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) is detaining two Rwanda Football Federation (FERWAFA) officials over alleged bribery scandal involving a referee. According to officials at RIB, FERWAFA General Secretary Francois Regis Uwayezu and Competitions Commissioner Eric Ruhumiriza were arrested yesterday, September 12, pending…
Sports
800 Primary Teachers to Be Trained in English Literacy 
August,29 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_28021" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Dr Patrick Brazier(Middle), Chief Executive of Education Development Trust which collaborates with BLF in the training project attend an English lesson in Musanze last week[/caption] Building Learning Foundation, a program of the Ministry of Education that aims at improving teaching practice in English and Maths at P1-P3 has unveiled a plan to…
National
Survivors Want Say in Judge Meron’s Rulings
August,27 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_27994" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Ibuka Press conference[/caption] Ibuka, the umbrella of 1994 Genocide Survivor Associations has expressed concern about a continuous resolve of the Mechanism of International Criminal Tribunal (MICT) to undermine its petition in regards to early release of Genocide convicts. A couple of years back, Rwanda challenged the decision of MICT’s president, Theodor…
National
Annual Art Talent Competition Launched in Kigali
August,24 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

  Imbuto Foundation – a philanthropy organization championed by Rwanda’s First Lady Mrs. Jeannette Kagame has introduced an artistry program that targets young talents across the country. The new project dubbed “ArtRwanda Ubuhanzi” was launched on Friday and will organize annual competition targeting the youth ages between 15-35. The competition will engage the youth in…
National
Rwanda Certifies Mineral Testing Labs
August,23 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_27875" align="alignnone" width="1024"] The Naeb laboratory will test soil, coffee, tea among others[/caption] Rwanda Standards Board (RSB) has certified 11 laboratories that will increase the competitiveness of locally made products on the regional market. This brings the number of certified laboratories to 51. Among the certified laboratories are three laboratories which will test minerals.…
National
Female Peacekeepers Demand Gender Balance in Deployments
August,23 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_27859" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Female peacekeepers at Shared Accord SA 2018-Kigali[/caption] Former Female military and police peacekeepers who served under several United Nations (UN) missions have advised policy and decision makers to consider gender balance during deployment. At the “Shared Accord SA2018” training at the Rwanda Military Academy - Gako, Bugesra district, some of the former…
International
Condom or No Condom: Is Abstinence Still Relevant?
August,22 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_7868" align="alignnone" width="1030"] A Condoms booth in the famous Migina spot opposite Amahoro Stadium in Gasabo district.[/caption] Pressure is mounting on Rwandan parents to surrender and join the club of some Western cultures which liberalize the use of condoms for anyone, including teenagers, at home or school. The school of thought which, some government…
Society
China Offers Scholarships to Rwandans In Aeronautics, Petroleum
August,18 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_27767" align="alignnone" width="1032"] Beneficiaries of the Chinese scholarship[/caption] The People’s Republic of China has awarded scholarships to 12 Rwandan students who are expected to acquire skills the country needs most to develop further. Sponsored students will pursue human Medicine, Aeronautical engineering, Clinical medicine, Petroleum, Agriculture and Electricity engineering. Six of them will pursue Master’s…
International
Former UN Secretary- General Kofi Annan Dead at Age 80
August,18 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_27761" align="alignnone" width="1100"] Late Koffi Annan[/caption] Former UN Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize winner Kofi Annan has died at age 80, his foundation and family confirmed Saturday. The Kofi Annan Foundation confirmed his death with "huge sadness" in a statement posted on Twitter on Saturday. “Annan passed away peacefully Saturday morning after a short…
International
Visit the Traditional Herbal ‘Doctor’ At Own Risk
August,16 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_27745" align="alignnone" width="717"] AGA Rwanda member shows what he is able to achieve.[/caption] As exhibitors from the just concluded Rwanda International Trade Fair (RITF) are celebrating their success stories, a section of the business community is unhappy because they were banned from the event this year. “It is frustrating. Traditional healers from other countries…
Society
RwandAir Announces 24% Shift in Passenger Travel Rates
August,10 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_13170" align="alignnone" width="915"] Rwandair[/caption] Rwanda’s national carrier – RwandAir has announced plans to increase the number of travel passengers from 926,571 to 1,151,300, during fiscal year 2018/2019, representing an increase of 24%. The increase, according to RwandAir officials, will be triggered by addition of 4 new destinations including; Addis Ababa, Guangzhou, TelAviv, Guinea and…
Economy
Health Solutions at Rwanda International Trade Fair
August,06 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_27440" align="alignnone" width="1500"] New massage kit that replaces a human being[/caption] While some go for refreshment and entertainment, others are flocking the ongoing Rwanda International Trade Fair (RITF) to improve their health conditions. Case in point is a Malaysian exhibitor who has proposed an alternative to the human being in a massage room. His…
Companies
Rwanda to Award the Best Coffee Next Week
August,02 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_7754" align="alignnone" width="768"] Farmers sorting out coffee beans at a washing station. The best coffee will be awarded the Cup of Excellence next week[/caption] Organizers of Cup of Excellence (CoE), an award given to the company and farmers who produced the best quality coffee and farmers have nominated 147 competitors for the second stage,…
Economy
Rwanda International Trade Fair Goes Cashless
July,25 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_27193" align="alignnone" width="1200"] At the Entrance. This is tap and Go Card that will be used[/caption] Rwanda International Trade Fair (RITF) has put in place facilities that will allow clients to just carry e-payment cards and enjoy products and services from Rwanda and 23 foreign countries. RITF is an annual event organized by Rwanda…
Economy
Cup of Excellency Resumes after 2 Years
July,13 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_4509" align="alignnone" width="624"] Rwandan women drying coffee beans at Muhondo coffee company[/caption] Cup of Excellency, the most esteemed international award given out for top quality coffees is back after a two-year break. The break was caused by important national event, the presidential election last year. The competitions organized by Alliance for Coffee Excellence (ACE)…
Economy
New ECD Centre Brings Relief in Remote Rutsiro District
July,10 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_26775" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Some of the beneficiaries of ECD Karama in Rutsiro district[/caption] Imbuto Foundation, a local organization that has a vision of uplifting the lives of vulnerable populations in Rwanda has put a smile to the faceof parents in the remote Karambi cell, Kivumu sector, Rutsiro district and its neighborhoods. Children in this…
National
Number of Refugees in Rwanda Declines by 20,000 People
July,07 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_26695" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Refugee heads to the camp. The decline in the number of refugees in Rwanda has several factors-some hide their status[/caption] The total number of refugee in Rwanda has declined by 20,991 people in the last five months, report of the Ministry of Disaster Management of Refugee Affairs (Midimar) has indicated. According…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda Refugees
25 Entrepreneurs to Benefit from BK’s Urumuri
June,28 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

Dr. Diane Karusisi, BK - Chief Executive Officer. Bank of Kigali (BK) – Rwanda’s biggest bank by assets has announced 25 best entrepreneurs to benefit from a six months training as part of the lender’s 50th anniversary. The list was made public on June 27. According to BK officials, the training scheduled to kick-off early…
Business & Tech
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Rwanda Plants Anti Malaria Trees in Prone Areas
June,28 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

Rwanda has started a new integrated campaign to fight malaria by killing mosquitoes from their habitat and through their trajectory to homes. Ministries of Defense, Local Government, Health and Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB) have joined forces to fight malaria. On top of existing mechanisms of fighting against Malaria like insecticide, treated nets and clearing the…
National
Rwanda National Police Deploys Female Peacekeepers to South Sudan
June,27 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_26441" align="alignnone" width="1200"] The mission demonstrates Rwanda's big stride in Gender emancipation[/caption] Rwanda National Police have deployed 160 police force - Majority police women  for a one-year peacekeeping mission under the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). According to figures from police, the mission includes 85 women and 75 men who make up a…
National
EBM Technology Pushes VAT Payments by Rwf200Bn
June,25 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_4788" align="alignnone" width="624"] An electronic Billing machine only used by tax payers[/caption] Rwanda Revenue Authority, says the use of Electronic Billing Machines (EBM) tripled Value Added Tax (VAT) revenues in the past four years. According to figures released by the tax body on Monday, revenues collected from the Value Added Tax (VAT) rose from Rwf10.5…
Business & Tech
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BRD Gets $ 40M Guarantee Fund for Energy SMEs
June,22 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_26307" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Mikael Bostrom (right), the Head of Development Corporation at the Swedish Embassy in Rwanda and BRD's CEO Eric Rutabana exchange documents after the signing[/caption] Small and medium companies operating in the energy sector have got a new boost that can allow them borrow money to finance their projects with confidence. The…
Economy
Rwanda Begins Construction of Rwf2.9Bn Rehabilitation Centre
June,07 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_25941" align="alignnone" width="1032"] State Minister in charge of social affairs Alivera Mukabaramba (Middle) launches construction of the hostels at Gitagata[/caption] It was an emotional moment when Samuel Mugisha, 13, hugged his father after three years of seperation. “I am so emotional that I have seen my father again. This is a jovial day for…
Society
Rwanda Coffee Penetrates Nigerian Market
May,31 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_25692" align="alignnone" width="1032"] An official shows the new brand of Rwandan coffee  while another sips coffee[/caption] JR Limited Company – a Nigerian coffee company has signed an open ended deal to export Rwandan coffee. The deal was signed between officials of the company and Rwanda Farmers Coffee Company (RFCC), which changed their brand from…
Companies
EU Concludes Feeder Roads Program
May,31 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_25666" align="alignnone" width="1032"] Amb. Nicola Bellomo, EU envoy to Rwanda(R) and Fulgence Nsengiyumva, State Minister for Agriculture(L) cut the ribbon to launch the feeder road[/caption] The European Union envoy to Rwanda Nicola Bellomo joined Rwandan officials on Wednesday to inaugurate a 12.67 kilometer feeder road network in Bugesera district to wrap up a 5…
National
Tags: Dvpt Agencies
BK Group Registers 7.7% Net Income Growth in First Quarter
May,30 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

Bank of Kigali Group PLC – Rwanda’s biggest bank by assets, says it registered a 7.7% growth worth Rwf6 billion ($6,972 million) in first quarter of 2018. The bank had registered Rwf23.3 billion ($ 27.3 million) in its last quarter of 2017. Addressing a press conference on Tuesday, BK Group PLC Chief Executive Officer, Dr.…
Companies
Rwandan Clergy Pledge to Introduce Pan African Gospel
May,24 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_25449" align="alignnone" width="873"] Anglican Bishop John Rucyahana (C) and Sheikh Daudi Bishokaninkindi (R) [/caption] Rwanda religious leaders have pledged to take to the pulpit, the Pan African spirit, so that all believers can be the first to embrace African values, ethics and diversity. They agree with leaders of the pan African movement – Rwanda chapter…
National
Arsenal FC, RDB Ink Deal to Promote Rwanda
May,23 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(4)

[caption id="attachment_25360" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Arsenal players Lacazette, Mesut Özil and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang pose in club's new home kit with a "Visit Rwanda" messaging. Photo: Arsenal FC[/caption] Arsenal FC – one of the giant British Football Clubs has signed a three-year deal with Rwanda Development Board through its subsidiary ‘Rwanda Convention Bureau’ to promote the country’s…
International
Nigeria Sends Lecturers to Rwanda
May,22 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(4)

[caption id="attachment_25336" align="alignnone" width="1032"] The University of Rwanda leaders and Nigerian senior lecturers pause for a group photo[/caption] The University of Rwanda is looking to cut back on the budget for lecturers’ recruitment in the next two years following a new partnership with the government of Nigeria. On May 21, the second batch of Senior…
National
BK Plans to Cross-list on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
May,19 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_25237" align="alignnone" width="1200"] BK board and executive committee during the GA[/caption] Rwanda’s largest bank by assets, Bank of Kigali Group PLC (BK) has announced plans to cross-list its shares on the Nairobi Securities Exchange following a shareholders' approval at the company’s annual general meeting heldon Friday. According to Mark Holtzman, BK’s board chairman, this…
Companies
Do You Know How Cooking Gas Gets to Your Kitchen?
May,17 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_25163" align="alignnone" width="1500"] Gas cylinder ready for delivery[/caption] Rwanda is slowly, but surely embracing use of gas as an alternative cooking energy that will reduce pressure on the forests, the source of charcoal and main cooking energy. While charcoal is available next to your house, it is not the case for cooking gas. It…
Society
Tags: Cooking Gas
Rwandan Farmers to Acquire Fertilizers in a Click
May,15 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(1)

[caption id="attachment_21868" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Cabbage nursing at the Murindi centre for excellence. Farmers can start acquiring land inputs through mobile phone[/caption] BK Tech house together with Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB) and the Private Sector Federation (PSF) held a one-day meeting with the public and private institutions in agriculture as well as beneficiaries of the agro-input…
National
Landslide Leaves Trail of Death, Destruction In Western Rwanda
May,07 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

  [caption id="attachment_24831" align="alignnone" width="810"] A hill from Rwankuba sector, Karongi district[/caption] At least 15 people have died from floods and landslides that followed heavy downpour in several parts of the country – May 6th at night. Most affected is Rwankuba sector, Karongi district where 12 people died following a landslide that hit three villages…
Society
Rwanda Ranked Third Migrants Friendly Country
April,27 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(1)

[caption id="attachment_24592" align="alignnone" width="800"] Passengers at airport. Rwanda is third migrant friendliest country in the world[/caption] A Canadian research Institute has listed Rwanda among top countries where migrants feel at home more than anywhere else. Gallup Migrant Acceptance Index (MAI) ranked Rwanda on the third position among 140 countries in terms of accepting migrants and…
Society
Rwanda Launches $6M Technical Teacher Training Institute
April,27 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(2)

Prime Minister Dr Edouard Ngirente presided over the launch of TVET teachers' instituteRwanda has launched a training institute that will provide regular updates in technical skills, a boost for vocational and technical teachers who have been using the old curriculum. The newly established Rwanda Technical Teachers Training Institute (RTTI) is located at the Integrated Polytechnic…
National
PSF in New Deal to Build Warehouses in Congo-Brazzaville
April,25 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

PSF officials in Congo Brazza visited several commercial infrastructure that can serve Rwandan tradersRwanda's Private Sector Federation (PSF) is in a deal to build refrigerated warehouses in Congo-Brazzaville, a strategic country to penetrate the West African market with ease. According to PSF twitter handle, PSF chairman Robert Bafakulera and PSF CEO Good Ruzibiza are currently…
Business & Tech
Genocide Survivor Gets a Cow, Calls Her a ‘Neighbor’
April,21 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_24392" align="alignnone" width="1032"] BK officials handing over the cows to beneficiaries in Gitesi sector, Karongi district[/caption] The Bank of Kigali has put a smile on 15 families of genocide survivors in Gitesi sector, Karongi district as part of Kwibuka24 where the country pays tribute to more than a million victims of the 1994 Genocide…
National
National Police Hand Over to Rwanda Investigations Bureau  
April,18 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_24297" align="alignnone" width="1280"] IGP Emmanuel Gasana hands over to Col. Ruhunga Jeannot - RIB boss in the presence of Minister Jonhston Busingye[/caption] The Rwanda National Police has officially handed over functions of the defunct Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to the newly created Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB). The event marks the official launch of activities…
National
PSF Raise Rwf700M for Genocide Survivors’ Housing
April,10 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_23987" align="alignnone" width="1008"] PSF new model house for Genocide survivors[/caption] The Private Sector Federation (PSF) has raised Rwf704 million for construction of 32 houses for vulnerable Genocide survivors. Groundbreaking for construction of the houses is scheduled on Thursday, April 12th in Rugerero sector, Rubavu district. The houses - two in one will be completed at…
Kwibuka24
RSB, PSF Agree on Standardization for Competitiveness
April,05 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_23850" align="alignnone" width="766"] PSF CEO Stephen Ruzibiza(Left) and RSB Director General Raymond Murenzi Exchanging documents after the signing.[/caption] The Rwanda Standards Board (RSB) has signed a deal with the Private Sector Federation to build capacity of members of the former as country seeks to graduate to a middle income economy by 2020. Among the…
Economy
Rwanda: Gender Equality In Police is Beyond Numbers – DIGP
April,03 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

The 9th, Police Women Forum Convention convened today at Kacyiru Police headquarters in Gasabo district to discuss skills development as a way of advancing Gender professional policing. The forum was presided over by the Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of Administration and Personnel Juvenal Marizamunda along with United Nations Resident Coordinator Fode Ndiaye. “We…
National
First Lady Pushes For More Best Performing Girls Next Year
March,28 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_23574" align="alignnone" width="1080"] First Lady and Chairperson of Imbuto Foundation, Mrs Jeannette Kagame congratulates a Best Performing Girl (BPG) during the closing ceremony of the 13th annual Promotion of Girls' Education Campaign, which was held in Nyamagabe District.[/caption] The first Lady of Rwanda Jeannette Kagame has appealed to educators, parents and partners to spare…
National
AfDB Commits $30M for Rwanda Innovation Fund
March,22 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

Minister Claver Gatete and AfDB Director of Private sector Abdu Mukhatar at the signing ceremony. The African Development Bank (AfDB) has committed a $30 million loan to support the establishment of Rwanda Innovation Fund (RIF). RIF is meant to cater for scientific innovation development, a necessary tool for the country’s development. It is one of of…
Economy
Tags: International Banks
Rwanda, TMEA Extend Partnership to 2023
March,21 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_23363" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Claver Gatete, Minister of Finance and Economic Planning(Right) and TMEA’s CEO Frank Matsaert exchange documents after signing the agreement[/caption] Rwanda has extended partnership with Trade Mark East Africa (TMEA) an aid-for-trade organization working in reducing barriers to trade in East Africa and improving business competitiveness. In a Memorandum of Understanding that…
Regional
OPEC Boosts Rwanda’s Water and Sanitation 
March,12 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_23052" align="alignnone" width="1500"] Minister Claver Gatete and OPEC boss exchange documents[/caption] The Government of Rwanda and the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) have signed a financing agreement worth US$ 20 million to support water and sanitation project.OFID is an intergovernmental development finance institution established in 1976 by the Member States of the Organization…
International
Notorious Thief Makes Shocking Revelations 
March,10 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(1)

[caption id="attachment_23001" align="alignnone" width="840"] At Police Metropolitan office, suspected thieves and the equipment police recovered from them - March 10th[/caption] A thief has told the Police that it is out of the question to ask him the number of houses he has broken into so far, because he has a very busy schedule, stealing every…
National
Cycling:Tour du Cameroun Abruptly Cancelled
March,09 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

Team Rwanda learnt about the cancellation while at the airport in YoundeRwandan Cycling team that left the Kigali International Airport on 8th March to Yaoundé (Cameroun ) for tour du Cameroun championship are on their way back following the abrupt cancel of the competition. The 6-man team, led by the 2015 Tour du Rwanda champion, Jean Bosco…
Sports
Expired Food: An Investigation Into Kigali’s Dangerous Food Market
March,09 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(4)

In 2013, a law establishing the Rwanda Food and Medicine Authority (RFMA) - a body supposed to regulate standards of foods and medicines was passed by parliament. However, up to date, the body has not been formally established. The absence of this body leaves the citizens at the mercy of the unscrupulous food manufacturers and traders…
Economy
Rwanda To Get $10M Cardiac Care Facility
March,06 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(1)

[caption id="attachment_22766" align="alignnone" width="1040"] Doctors under Team Heart presenting their plan to build a heart treatment centre in Kigali, March 6th[/caption] Team Heart – a non-profit medical organization based in the United States have announced plans to build a cardiac care centre in Rwanda that would reduce the cost of heart treatment abroad by 50%.…
National
Rwandan Coffee on Sale in Netherlands Festival
February,27 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_22561" align="alignnone" width="1500"] Coffee washing at Muhondo company, Gakenke district[/caption] Rwandan coffee partners will show what the country does best during the Amsterdam Coffee Festival in Amsterdam, Netherlands next week. For the 3rd time, Rwanda coffee will feature at Amsterdam Coffee Festival from 9th to 11th March where coffee brands from 100 countries will be represented. The…
International
City of Kigali to Relocate Residents from High Risk Zones
February,27 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_22553" align="alignnone" width="717"] Housing units developed by the ex-combatants in Masaka - Kicukiro district. Similar houses-four in one could be an option as Kigali plans to relocate households in high risk zones[/caption] Rurangwa Innocent, a resident of Mount Rebero, Nyarurama cell, Kabeza village in Kicukiro district has always watched his family land carried away…
National
Rwandan Student Creates Technology to Detect Drunk Drivers
February,26 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(3)

[caption id="attachment_22537" align="alignnone" width="1248"] New technology to detect drunk Driving[/caption] A Rwandan student has invented a technology that will make it impossible for anyone who has consumed alcohol to sit behind the wheels and drive. Fiston Rutikanga made a software that detects drivers who have taken alcohol and disables the car engine. “If a driver…
Technology
Rwanda’s Bisate Lodge Ranked among World’s Best New Hotels
February,22 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(3)

[caption id="attachment_22378" align="alignnone" width="2048"] Bisate Lodge[/caption] Travel + Leisure editors, a US based Destinations’ Company in New York City yesterday named Wilderness Safaris Bisate Lodge in Musanze district, Northern Rwanda among the Best New Hotels in the world. This property Owned by Wilderness Safaris Conservation and tourism has been named among outstanding hotels located in…
Economy
PSF Chambers Get New Representatives
February,20 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_22247" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Election of PSF representatives Eastern Province[/caption] The Rwanda Private Sector Federation has new chamber representatives following elections that started one week ago. On Tuesday, PSF concluded elections of heads of Chambers who will drive businesses in their respective areas of influence for the next 3 years. They also concluded elections of…
International
Rwanda Gets New Technology to Prevent Water Loss
February,16 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_5094" align="alignnone" width="660"] Culligan filters highly carbonated and contaminated Nyabarongo water into clean drinking water /All photo by Muzogere Plaisir[/caption] Rwanda’s Water and Sanitation Corporation (Wasac) has launched a new technology that will help to regulate water levels and flow to serve its clientele effectively and prevent losses. Kigali city residents have always criticized…
National
Joseph Areruya Ranked Africa’s Best Rider
February,14 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_20927" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Areruya after winning La Tropicale Amissa Bongo in January 2018[/caption] Rwandan cycling star Joseph Areruya has been ranked Africa’s best cyclist by International Cycling Union (UCI) Areruya becomes the first Rwandan cyclist ever to lead the continent while it was also the first time for Rwanda to come in the top…
Sports
Tags: Cyclists, FERWACY, Tour Du Rwanda, UCI, Valens Ndayisenga
African Cyclists to Draw Crowds on Kigali-Bugesera Road
February,13 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_21999" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Akagera bridge at Kicukiro-Bugesera road. The road will be closed tomorrow and Thursday morning[/caption] Rwanda Cycling governing Body (FERWCY) has said that two major roads will be closed to the public for the good conduct of African  cycling championship. Rwanda will host the African Cycling Championship between February 14th to 18th, a…
Sports
Tags: Areruya Joseph, Cyclists, FERWACY, La Tropicale Amissa Bongo, Tour De L'Espoir, Tour Du Rwanda, UCI, Valens Ndayisenga
Rwanda Resumes Peace Keepers Deployment to South Sudan
February,10 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

The Rwanda Defense Force (RDF) has resumed deployment of a mechanized infantry unit to South Sudan capital Juba to serve under the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), a peace keeping mission. RDF is set to deploy 920 soldiers under this mission. On Saturday, 270 military officers left for Juba aboard RwandAir. They are…
Regional
Tags: Rwanda Peacekeeping
Rwanda to Invest $180M in Gorilla Habitat Expansion
January,15 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_3358" align="alignnone" width="600"] A mountain Gorilla cuddles its baby in their natural habitat in Rwanda’s Volcano Mountain[/caption] Rwanda has announced a new expansion phase of the mountain gorilla habitat, a few days after land donation from Africa Wildlife Foundation. In a press conference held on Monday, Jean Marie Vianney Gatabazi, the Governor of Northern…
Business & Tech, Economy
Miss Rwanda 2018 Search Begins in Musanze
January,13 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_20539" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Beauty queens that will represent Northern Province in Miss Rwanda contest[/caption] Miss Rwanda 2018 audition has started at Musanze district in a tight competition where contestants seek to win a 12 month juicy salary and a brand new car on top of other prizes. On Saturday morning, 13 girls at Musanze,…
ShowBiz
Junior Traffic Officer Raises Through The Ranks Due to Exemplary Service
January,12 2018 Williams Buningwire Comments(1)

[caption id="attachment_20469" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Then CHIEF Sergeant, now AIP Alex Murenzi(2nd Left) receives award from Vincent Munyeshyaka, Minister of Trade industry as Clare Akamanzi and CP Theos Badege look on[/caption] Senior Sergeant of Police Alexis Murenzi, a police officer who was recently awarded for excellent customer care has got another historic reward. According to a…
National, News
Kenya Wins 2017 Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup  
December,17 2017 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_19603" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Harambee Stars winger Ovella Ochieng celebrates his goal against Zanzibar during the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup final match on December 17, 2017 at Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos. NMG/photo[/caption] Kenya has won the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup after  beating Zanzibar 3-2 in a penalty shootout. Harambe stars had the best of starts in…
News, Regional
Zanzibar Confident of Shocking Kenya to CECAFA Title
December,17 2017 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_19580" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Harambee Stars player(Left) challenges Zanzibar Heroes duo[/caption] Kenya's Harambee stars will battle Zanzibar Heroes in this year’s finals of CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup at Moi Sports Complex in Kisumu on Sunday. Meanwhile the defending champions (Uganda) will play against Burundi in the losers match battling for the third place play-off. Zanzibar heroes…
Sports
CHAN: Super Eagles Defender Adeleye Doubtful for Chan
December,15 2017 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_19531" align="alignnone" width="1024"] central defender Olamilekan Adeleye(r)[/caption] Nigerian giant defender will be out of action for at least three weeks after he injured his foot during Nigeria Professional Football league (NPFL) Invitational Tournament game against Plateau United FC while preparing for CHAN. According to AOIFOOTBALL.COM twitter, Eagles Star Adeleye is Doubtful for CHAN After…
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 Azam Premier League Resumes Tomorrow
December,13 2017 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

The Azam premier league which has been on hold for the last two weeks will resume on Thursday after elimination of Rwanda in the group stages of CECAFA tournament. The local league had taken a two-week break as local clubs fronted their players    to take part in the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup that is taking…
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Cecafa: Rwandan National Team Arrives in Nairobi
December,02 2017 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_18895" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Amavubi stars - Rwanda's national team[/caption] Rwanda national football team is in Kenya’s capital Nairobi to face the host Harambe stars in the opening match of Cecafa senior challenge cup. The Amavubi flew out of Kigali on Friday evening by RwandAir and are currently staying in Kakamega province in western Kenya.…
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Rwandan Referee Louis Hakizimana off to Morocco for Training
November,30 2017 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_18837" align="alignnone" width="1024"] (3rd right ) Louis Hakizimana . He has flown to Morocco for training ahead of CHAN tournament[/caption] Rwandan referee, Louis Hakizimana who was appointed last month to officiate the 2018 African Nations Championship(CHAN) tournament has flown to morocco. However, the FIFA certified referee will have to undergo physical, theoretical and medical…
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CHAN will use VAR Technology in 2018
November,29 2017 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_18774" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Technicians in a studio managing Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology[/caption] For the first time, the Confederation of African football committee will officially use Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology in the forthcoming tournament. African Championship of Nations (CHAN) take place on 13th-january 2018 in Moroccan cities of Casablanca, Marrakech, Tangiers and Agadir.…
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Amavubi Striker Ernest Sugira to Miss out Cecafa
November,28 2017 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_18745" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Ernest Sugira[/caption] After Ernest Sugira was named among the CHAN best players last year, the injured Amavubi Striker will miss out the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup in Kenya  on December 3rd to 17th, 2017. “It is bad that I will not play during Cecafa, because I have not started training with…
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A day in The Life of Rwandan Hunters
November,23 2017 Williams Buningwire Comments(1)

[caption id="attachment_18599" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Hunting began by entering this eucalyptus forest. Suddenly the dogs began behaving strangely suspecting there was prey hiding[/caption] On Sunday, when Christians gather in churches and synagogues to pray to God, it is a hunting day in Rwandan tradition. According to the Bible, by the seventh day, God rested from all…
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Tour du Rwanda: Eyob Metkel Wins Sixth Stage
November,18 2017 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

  [caption id="attachment_18442" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Eyob Metkel Wins Sixth Stage[/caption] Action continued this Saturday with riders taking on the 86km-race from kayonza to Rwanda’s capital Kigali. Sixty two riders started the race in kayonza town at 11:00am heading to the finish line at Nyamirambo. Right from the starting line, it was a hustle for the…
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Tour Du Rwanda: Rwandan Wins 5th Stage
November,17 2017 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_18407" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Uweziyimana Bonaventure celebrates after winning 5th Stage[/caption] Uweziyimana Bonaventure cycling for Club Benediction shot to the finish line in record time 2h, 16min and 25 sec wining the 5th stage of Tour du Rwanda. Hamza Yassin of the Algeria national team was five seconds behind Uwizeyimana alongside Avila Venegas of Team Illuminate.…
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FERWAFA Announces Gate Charges for Rwanda Vs Ethiopia Game
November,10 2017 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_16902" align="alignnone" width="824"] Rwanda's Amavubi team seen in a previous Afcon qualifier[/caption] Rwanda Football Federation (FERWAFA) has announced three ranges of gate charges for Sunday’s return leg between Rwanda and Ethiopia in the Total CHAN 2018 Play-off qualifier at Stade de Kigali. The prices for watching national football team (Amavubi) battling Walia Antelopes of Ethiopia was…
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Tennis Open: Rwanda Wants Talents, NOT Medals
October,31 2017 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_17665" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Kassim Ntageruka, Rwanda Tennis Federation (RTF) president[/caption] The Rwanda Open Tennis Championship has been scheduled for November 27th- December 05th at Amahoro stadium courts. The event, will attract tennis stars from Sweden, Italy, Nepal, Belgium, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Uganda, Kenya, Burundi and Rwanda, the hosts. “This year’s tournament, will have…
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APR Hand Ball Club Off to Tunisia
October,18 2017 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_17084" align="alignnone" width="1200"] APR player in action during military games at Amahoro indoor Stadium in August 2016. Photo Plaisir Muzogeye[/caption] APR handball club will set off for Tunisia tomorrow ahead of the African Handball Champions League slated for October 19-30, 2017 in Hammamet. According to APR hand ball club officials, the team is travelling…
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Church Members in Gatsibo Prepare to Drag Pastor to Court Over Fraud
September,12 2017 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_15610" align="aligncenter" width="640"] In June, 300 members of Communauté Evangelique de Pentecote de l’Esprit et de l’Amour”(CEPAL) gathered to discuss disputes within their church[/caption] A Pentecostal pastor who was in June this year caught up in a wrangle with members of his church both from Gatsibo and Nyagatare districts has pardoned his accusers. Bishop…
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