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Global University Rankings: Rwanda’s Best Up By 930 Places
July,30 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68455" align="alignnone" width="613"] University of Rwanda headquarters in cpital Kigali[/caption] Rwanda's best high learning institution, the University of Rwanda (UR) has improved by 930 places in global ranking of Webometrics, a ranking system for the world's universities. Webometrics ranking is based on measurements of how strong a university is present on the web by…
International
Tags: Education, Latestnews
Rwanda-Uganda Situation Hasn’t Changed, Bujumbura-Kigali Relations Improving – Dr. Biruta 
July,29 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68411" align="alignnone" width="702"] Uganda has been deporting Rwandans accusing them of sabotaging its security. Hundreds were deported, but they report torture by Ugandan security agents. Of Seven Rwandans that were deported in February 2021, Ngoga Nzamukosha Diane arrived at Kagitumba border post unable to walk after torture in Uganda[/caption] Despite several meetings held to…
National
Tags: Latestnews, Rwanda-Uganda Relations
France, UK and Nigeria’s Envoys Present Credentials to President Kagame
July,29 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68393" align="alignnone" width="1080"] L-R: Mr. Antoine Anfré, Ambassador of France, Mrs. Aishatu Aliyu Musa, High Commissioner of Nigeria, Mr. Omar Talal Ali Daair, High Commissioner of UK to Rwanda[/caption] Three new envoys have presented their credentials to President Paul Kagame and promised to improve bilateral relations between their respective countries and Rwanda. Omar Talal…
International
Tags: Big-story, Rwanda-France Relations
People’s Summit: Kagame Explains What Africa Is Doing to Achieve Food Self-Reliance
July,27 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

President Paul Kagame has elaborated on challenges Africa is facing in achieving food self-reliance and policies and strategies that will help the continent to reverse the trends. Kagame was speaking at the virtual United Nations food systems pre-summit organized by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, alongside Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi. He spoke in his capacity…
International
Tags: Latestnews, President Paul Kagame
COVID-19: Rwanda Puts 50 Sectors Across the Country Under Lockdown To Stop Spread
July,27 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_61987" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] People in 50 sectors around the country will be required to stay at home as part of the efforts to stop the spread of Covid-19.[/caption] A total of 50 Sectors with reported high positivity rates the New Coronavirus have been put under a total lockdown to stop the spreading of Covid-19…
National
Tags: Coronavirus, Latestnews
Rwanda Welcomes Extradition of Genocide Suspect from The Netherlands
July,26 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68292" align="aligncenter" width="756"] Rutunga arrived in Kigali on Monday evening.[/caption] Rwanda has welcomed the extradition to Rwanda of  genocide suspect Venant Rutunga, by the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Rutunga, 72, becomes the third genocide suspect to be extradited from the European country. Rutunga was handed over to the National Public Prosecution Authority (NPPA) upon…
National
Tags: Genocide Perpetrators, Latestnews
What is The Fate of The Thousands Who Missed National Exams?
July,24 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68143" align="alignleft" width="1080"] Thousands who missed out on the national exams will be affected.[/caption] The National Examination and School Inspection Authority (NESA) says school candidates who missed or sat for few examinations compared to what they registered for, will not be ranked (graded), a development that automatically limits their chances to be admitted in…
National
Tags: Education, Latestnews
Covid-19 Mass Testing: Two Cells of Kigali Record Highest Positivity Rate
July,23 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC)has released Covid-19 mass testing results in Kigali, with two “administrative areas” (Utugari) recording highest positive rate. The testing was conducted between 17 to 18 July 2021 and the most affected cells are Gacaca and Gasagara in Gasabo district which exceeded the 10% positive cases for every 100 tests. According to Director-General…
National
Tags: Coronavirus, Latestnews
TVET: Gov’t Moves to Add Value To Vocational Skills Training
July,22 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68207" align="aligncenter" width="610"] The PM, Dr. Ngirente in a previous appearance in Parliament.[/caption] The Prime Minister, Dr. Édouard Ngirente, says the government has finalized plans to upgrade and add value to Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), which is considered a key pillar for socio-economic development. The development is part of the government…
National
Tags: Education, Latestnews
Cross-Border Infrastructure Linking Our Countries, Cities Will Accelerate Trade− PM. Ngirente at AIMF
July,21 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68189" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] PM Ngirente addressing AIMF on Wednesday. Photos by Plaisir Muzogeye.[/caption] Édouard Ngirente, the Prime Minister of Rwanda says the development of adequate cross-border infrastructure is important to lower transaction costs and accelerate the movement of goods and services between cities and countries. Dr. Ngirente made the call to interlink cities on…
National
Tags: Latestnews, Rwanda-France Relations
National Exams: 106 Candidates Sit In Isolation Rooms
July,20 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

National Examination and School Inspection Authority (NESA) has confirmed that 106 in Ordinary, senior six, and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) are writing their national examinations in isolation rooms after they contracted the Covid-19. Among the number, 20 Covid-19 infected Candidates are from the City of Kigali while 86 are from the provinces…
National
Tags: Big-story, Education
Rwanda: National Exams Proceed Under Cautious Approach
July,19 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

With nearly 3000 new cases of COVID-19 registered on July 18, the highest number ever, Rwanda continues to intensify measures meant to prevent more spread of the pandemic whose level of fatality also remains a concern. Kigali City and eight districts are in total lockdown, and more measures were taken in other parts of the…
National
Tags: Education, Latestnews
Gov’t Makes U-Turn In Teachers’ Recruitment System
July,19 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

The Government of Rwanda is set to revisit the process of hiring teachers in Primary and Secondary schools by reintroducing the merit-based procedure where teachers are retained based on their qualifications, rather than considering results of the national recruitment exams. Rwanda Education Board (REB) says the government is bringing back the teacher’s recruitment examination system…
National
Tags: Latestnews, Mastercard
From The Battlefield to The Stage: The Truth About Actor Ndimbati’s Liberation Fight
July,17 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68049" align="aligncenter" width="745"] An old photo of Ndimbati during the liberation struggle.[/caption] On July 4, on Liberation Day, Comedian and Actor Jean Bosco Mustapha Uwihoreye, commonly known as Ndimbati, shared a photo of himself from way back, indicating that it was taken during the Liberation struggle. His Instagram post was a surprise to many…
ShowBiz
Tags: Latestnews, ShowBiz
PICTORIAL: 6th Batch of Refugees and Asylum Seekers From Libya Arrives in Rwanda
July,16 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68035" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] More refugees and asylum seekers arrived from Libya.[/caption] The 6th batch of 133 refugees and asylum seekers evacuated from Libya have safely arrived in Rwanda under tight Covid-19 preventive measures. Upon arrival, they were tested for COVID-19 and transported to a designated hotel. After getting results, they will be taken to…
National
Tags: African Refugees, Latestnews
Lockdown 3.0: Gov’t to Roll Out Relief Support, Public Warned on Flouting Guidelines  
July,15 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68011" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] The Ministers of Local Government, Health and Trade and Industry addressed a press conference on Thursday.[/caption] As Kigali city and eight districts prepare to enter a new total lockdown on Saturday 17, the third of its kind since the pandemic hit the country on 14 March, the Government says relief food…
National
Tags: Big-story, Coronavirus Bigstory
2021 National Exams: Highlights of Day One of Primary Leaving Examinations
July,13 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

The first day of National Examinations which kicked off with Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) was characterized by reports of  COVID-19 affecting candidates who tested positive, prompting the Ministry of Education to find ways of how the affected students can sit their exams without any interruption. Different from previous years, most offices in the Ministry of…
National
Tags: Latestnews, Primary Education
Primary School Candidates Begin Exams as 57 Pupils Test Positive of COVID-19
July,12 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67849" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] The Minister of Education, Dr. Valentine Uwamariya flagged off the PLE national exams at Groupe Scholaire Ruyenzi, in Kamonyi district.[/caption] The Minister of Education, Dr. Valentine Uwamariya, has urged students sitting their national examinations to remain calm and focus on doing their exams while ensuring their own safety amid reports of…
National
Tags: Latestnews, Primary Education
UPR Review: Rwanda Accepts Implementation of160 Recommendations, defers 49  
July,10 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67814" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Amb. Chantal Rwakazina[/caption] The Government of Rwanda has supported and accepted a total of 160 recommendations, representing 56.34% of all received recommendations wrapped in the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) report from the United Nations Human Rights Council. The UPR report consists of details of the implementation of human rights recommendations suggested…
National
Tags: Latestnews
COVID-19: What is Behind the Recent Spike in Cases?
July,07 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67747" align="aligncenter" width="693"] Dr Mpunga during the talk show.[/caption] The Ministry of Health says the sudden eruption of the Mt Nyiragongo volcano in the Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC) in May, forcing thousands of Congolese to cross the border to Rwanda for safety and daily repatriation of Rwandans from Uganda, are among causes of the…
National
Tags: Coronavirus Bigstory, Latestnews
Qualified But Unskilled:  Lack of Hands-on, Soft Skills Affecting TVET Graduates
July,07 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67739" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Bunani (left), the host Ines Ghislainea and EDC's Kamanzi, during the talk show on Tuesday.[/caption] The easiest way to secure a job or acquire skills and experience at leading hotels is by interning with them but how do you get the opportunity, later on the desired skills to get you the…
National
Tags: Mastercard
Western Province: Police Seizes 1-Tonne Cache of Minerals In A Residential House  
July,06 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67733" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] The suspects with the minerals[/caption] Rwanda National Police (RNP) has arrested two illegal mineral dealers with one tonne of minerals in Ngororero district, Western Province. The suspects were arrested in Muhororo Sector, Rugogwe Cell in Nganzo Village on 5 July 2021. According to Police, the apprehended suspects are Theophile Munyentwari aged…
National
Tags: Latestnews, Police
Gov’t Moves To Establish Model Village Leadership Committees To Control Mismanagement
July,05 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67678" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] The Minister of Local Government, Jean Marie Vianney Gatabazi (middle) said committees will be established to take care of the model villages.[/caption] The Ministry of Local Government says leadership committees will be established to advise and control mishandling of properties by residents that were settled in the planned model villages across…
National
Tags: Latestnews, Local Govt
Kwibohora27: State-of-Art Model Village Unveiled in Musanze Symbolizes Hope
July,04 2021 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_67676" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] The Minister of Defence, Maj. Gen Albert Murasira and the Minister of Local Government, Jean Marie Vianney Gatabazi, officiated at the inauguration of the model village in Kinigi.[/caption] Rwanda has inaugurated a State of art model village worth over Rwf 26 billion that will accommodate 144 previously vulnerable households located in…
National
Tags: Latestnews, RDF Health
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