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Bus passengers sanitize their hands in Kigali, capital city of Rwanda, March 14, 2020. Rwanda on Saturday registered its first case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the ministry of health said here. (Xinhua/Cyril Ndegeya)

Rwandan young people throw themselves into volunteer work amid COVID-19

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by James Gashumba "Keep a distance from one another, the new coronavirus is still with us," a young lady Jeannette Zaninka, speaking...
Lockdown

Rwanda cancels further easing of lockdown after reassessment

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The Rwandan government on late Sunday cancelled its earlier decision to further loosen COVID-19 lockdown after reassessing the situation. Transportation between provinces and the capital...
Rwandan Top Genocide Fugitive Gets Life Sentence

Rwandan top genocide fugitive gets life sentence

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A Rwandan man who is among top genocide perpetrators was Thursday sentenced to life in prison by the High Court Chamber of International...
Covid

Rwanda, DRC to enhance cross-border cooperation on fight against COVID-19

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Rwandan ministers of health, trade and local government and their counterparts from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) met on Thursday in Rwanda's...
Covid

Rwandan scientists conducting research on immunity of recovered COVID-19 patients

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Scientists in Rwanda are carrying out research aimed at finding out whether people who recovered from the COVID-19 in the country got specific...
Robots

Rwanda to deploy robots in fight against COVID-19

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Rwanda on Tuesday said the country will put five high-tech robots into use to fight COVID-19 in its treatment centers. "The use of robots...
International Nurses Day

Rwandan nurses urged to remain firm in COVID-19 fight on International Nurses Day

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On the occasion of International Nurses Day on Tuesday, Rwandan nurses were urged to remain firm as frontline workers in combating the COVID-19 pandemic. ...
East African Community Eac

East African leaders call for support for production of essential medical products

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Heads of state of the East African Community (EAC) on Tuesday urged member states to support local production of essential medical products and supplies...
Rwanda

Rwanda says suffered no casualties in clash with Burundi army

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The Rwanda Defense Forces (RDF) said Sunday there were no casualties when its forces clashed with Burundian army Friday on a lake in eastern...
Bus passengers sanitize their hands in Kigali, capital city of Rwanda, March 14, 2020. Rwanda on Saturday registered its first case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the ministry of health said here. (Xinhua/Cyril Ndegeya)

Health survey shows no community transmission of COVID-19 in Rwanda

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Rwandan Health Minister Daniel Ngamije on Friday said a countrywide health survey shows that there is no community transmission in Rwanda, which was the...
Covid

Health survey shows no community transmission of COVID-19 in Rwanda

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Rwandan Health Minister Daniel Ngamije on Friday said a countrywide health survey shows that there is no community transmission in Rwanda, which was the...
Rwandan President Paul Kagame

Rwanda trying to mobilize resources to revive economy from COVID-19 impact

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Rwanda is trying to mobilize resources to revive the economy from the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic that has put economic activities in the...
border

Rwanda calls for regional cooperation to deal with cross-border activities amid COVID-19 pandemic

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Rwandan President Paul Kagame said Monday that the East African Community (EAC) countries need to sustain efforts to promote cooperation and harmonization of certain...
RwandaAir

RwandAir cuts salaries to reduce expenditure amid COVID-19 pandemic

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Rwanda's national flag carrier RwandAir on Sunday said it had resolved to reduce employees' salaries as part of measures to reduce expenditure, due to...
A pedestrian crosses a road in downtown Kigali, Rwanda, on March 22, 2020. On Saturday, Rwanda announced stricter measures to be implemented for the next two weeks in a bid to contain the spread of coronavirus, banning unnecessary movements of residents and ordering border closure. (Photo by Cyril Ndegeya/Xinhua)

Rwanda introduces clearance pass for capital residents to go for essential services

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Residents living in Rwanda's capital should apply for a special pass from the police when going out for essential services, as part of the...
Malaria parasites - seen here infecting red blood cells - and mosquitoes do not like cold temperatures

Rwanda won’t let up malaria fight despite COVID-19

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Rwanda has not let up efforts to prevent malaria infection in the country despite the ongoing fight against COVID-19, an official said Saturday. ...
Rwandan President Paul Kagame

Kagame and Trump discuss COVID-19 pandemic, cooperation in phone conversation

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Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Saturday had a phone conversation with U.S. President Donald Trump, in which they discussed the COVID-19 pandemic and the...
arrested

Rwandan police arrest five people for misusing COVID-19 helpline

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Rwandan police on Thursday said they have arrested five people who allegedly misused the COVID-19 toll-free helpline by calling for irrelevant purposes. ...
Coronavirus

Spread of coronavirus to Rwanda’s countryside contained by lockdown, though cases found in all...

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by Lyu Tianran, James Gashumba, and Frank Kanyesigye Experts have said the lockdown imposed by the Rwandan government contained the spread of...
A pedestrian crosses a road in downtown Kigali, Rwanda, on March 22, 2020. On Saturday, Rwanda announced stricter measures to be implemented for the next two weeks in a bid to contain the spread of coronavirus, banning unnecessary movements of residents and ordering border closure. (Photo by Cyril Ndegeya/Xinhua)

Rwanda’s workers union warns against unfair job layoffs due to COVID-19 concerns

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Rwanda's leading trade union has cautioned employers against unfairly laying off their employees due to COVID-19 concerns, a union official said Sunday. ...
drone

Rwanda deploys drones to raise awareness on COVID-19

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Rwandan police on Sunday said they have deployed drones as a method of raising awareness about COVID-19, another application of drone technology in the...
Covid Positivenegative

Rwanda reports 4 more cases of COVID-19

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The Rwandan Health Ministry on Tuesday reported four more COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 40 in less than two weeks since an outbreak...
Covid 19

Rwanda expected to discharge 1st batch of COVID-19 patients after successful treatment

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The first group of COVID-19 patients in Rwanda could be discharged soon from the hospital after responding well to treatment, senior government official said...
novel coronavirus

Rwanda’s COVID-19 cases jump to 36

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Rwanda's COVID-19 cases jumped to 36 on Monday from 19 cases on Sunday, the health ministry said in a statement. Of the 17 newly-added cases,...
A pedestrian crosses a road in downtown Kigali, Rwanda, on March 22, 2020. On Saturday, Rwanda announced stricter measures to be implemented for the next two weeks in a bid to contain the spread of coronavirus, banning unnecessary movements of residents and ordering border closure. (Photo by Cyril Ndegeya/Xinhua)

Rwanda’s capital becomes “ghost town” after COVID-19 lockdown

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Rwanda's capital city of Kigali, usually bustling with tourists and locals, turned into a virtual ghost town on Sunday as the city was placed...
A truck crosses from Rwanda into Tanzania at Rusumo Border. (File)

Rwanda announces lockdown to contain COVID-19

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Rwanda on Saturday announced that stricter measures would be implemented for the next two weeks in a bid to contain the spread of COVID-19,...
Rwanda

Rwanda closes primate conservation parks over COVID-19 outbreak

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Rwanda on Friday announced that it has suspended tourism and research activities in three primate-dominated national parks effective immediately. Tourism and research activities have been...
HOPEFUL—The fuel could propel airplanes

Rwanda to suspend flights as COVID-19 cases reach 11

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Rwanda announced on Wednesday it will suspend arriving and departing commercial flights for a period of 30 days, effective Friday, in a bid to...
novel coronavirus

Rwanda reports two new COVID-19 cases

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Rwanda's Ministry of Health on Monday announced two new COVID-19 cases in the country, bringing its confirmed total to seven. The new patients include a...
Paul Kagame

Rwandan President calls for discipline after report of first COVID-19 case

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Rwandan President Paul Kagame Saturday called for discipline among Rwandans following the confirmation of first COVID-19 case in the east African country. ...