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Rwanda closes schools in capital to curb COVID-19 spread

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Rwanda has decided to close schools operating in the capital city of Kigali from Monday to further contain the spread of COVID-19, especially in...
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Rwandan health insurance to cover COVID-19 treatment costs

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Rwanda's current health insurance policies will cover a majority of costs related to COVID-19 treatment, as part of the efforts to reduce the mortality...
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Rwanda to cut transport between districts amid COVID-19 cases surge

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Rwandan Cabinet on Monday decided to suspend public and private transport for 15 days between districts amid COVID-19 cases surge, including the three that...
Rwandan President Paul Kagame

Rwanda sends troops to backup peacekeeping in Central African Republic: president

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Rwanda's troops newly deployed to the Central African Republic (CAR) for protecting peacekeeping force will operate "within the legitimate and legal framework," said Rwandan...
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)

COVID-19 pandemic in Rwanda reaches “critical stage” with spike in new cases

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Rwandan Minister of Health Daniel Ngamije on Sunday warned the COVID-19 pandemic has reached a "critical stage" in the country, with an ongoing spike...
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Rwanda’s candidate for AU Commission deputy chairperson says to prioritize reform if elected

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Rwanda's candidate for deputy chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Monique Nsanzabaganwa, has said she will, if elected, prioritize the reform of the...
Basketball

2021 Afrobasket qualifiers wrap up

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South Sudan thrashed Rwanda 67-55 while Nigeria beat Mali 91-68 as the 2021 African Basketball Championship (Afrobasket) qualifiers wrapped up on Sunday evening...
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Over 1,800 wives, children of Rwandan ex-rebels reintegrate into society

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More than 1,800 wives and children of Rwandan ex-rebels repatriated from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) last year were allowed to resettle...
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Rwanda reports 27 new COVID-19 cases in capital city’s prison

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Rwanda late Wednesday reported 27 new COVID-19 cases in the Nyarugenge Prison in Kigali, taking the daily count to 50, the highest in...
Exhum

Rwanda exhuming mass grave of 5,000 genocide victims

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Local authorities, residents and Ibuka, an umbrella organization of genocide survivors associations, are jointly exhuming a mass grave believed to contain remains of about...
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2020 Africa Agriculture Status Report Unveiled

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The 2020 Africa Agriculture Status Report (AASR)has been unveiled at the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) virtual summit in Kigali, Rwanda. This year's AASR focuses...
Paul Kagame

Rwandan president calls hotelier who saved Tutsis a terrorist

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Rwanda's President Paul Kagame on Sunday accused Paul Rusesabagina, the hotel manager who saved the lives of more than 1,000 people during the 1994...
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AGRA mobilizes private sector for agricultural investment opportunities at 2020 AGRF

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The 2020 African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) will be held under the leadership of H.E. President Paul Kagame and the AGRF Partners Group from...
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Mass testing on market vendors drives up daily high COVID-19 infections in Rwanda

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The Rwandan Ministry of Health on Saturday reported a record daily high of 109 new COVID-19 cases, including 81 from mass testing on market...
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Rwanda to install automatic disinfection gates at all public facilities to curb COVID-19 spread

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Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC) on Monday launched an automatic disinfection gate at its office in Rwandan capital city Kigali, as the Rwandan government plans...
Exhumed

Remains of over 100 Rwanda genocide victims exhumed

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Remains of over 100 victims of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide Against the Tutsi have been exhumed from in Rwandan capital city Kigali, survivors'...
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Normalization of Rwanda, Uganda relations moving at slow pace

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The normalization of bilateral relations between Rwanda and Uganda is moving at "a slow pace," Rwandan Foreign Minister Vincent Biruta said at a...
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Rwandan airports reopen to travellers after over 4-month suspension

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Rwandan airports on Saturday reopened to international travellers, more than four months after the central African nation suspended commercial passenger flights to mitigate the...
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50 entrepreneurs stand out in Jack Ma Foundation’s competition for African “business heroes”

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Top 50 finalists have emerged in a Jack Ma Foundation competition that seeks to support African entrepreneurs. This year's "Africa's Business Heroes" prize competition, organized...
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Rwanda declares three-day national mourning for ex-Tanzanian president Benjamin Mkapa

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Rwandan President Paul Kagame has declared three-days national mourning for former Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa, who died Friday in a Tanzanian hospital at the...
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Rwanda capable of stemming transmission of imported COVID-19 cases after airports’ reopening

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Preventive measures against COVID-19 put in place in Rwanda will help protect its residents from being infected by travelers, Rwandan Minister of State in...
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Rwanda spends US$60 million in four months to contain COVID-19 outbreak

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Rwanda has spent 60 million U.S. dollars within four months on different activities aimed at containing the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country, Rwandan...
Churches

Rwandan churches reopen with caution over COVID-19 pandemic

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Some churches in Rwanda reopened doors on Sunday to religious prayers after being closed for over four months due to the COVID-19 outbreak. ...
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Ex-Rwandan PM appears in court over bounced checks

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Former Rwandan Prime Minister Pierre Damien Habumuremyi on Thursday appeared before Gasabo Primary Court in the Rwandan capital city Kigali for a pre-trial hearing,...
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Rwandan police arrest 4 escapees who tested positive for COVID-19

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Rwandan police on Thursday arrested four people who had escaped from a COVID-19 treatment center in Eastern province. The quartet, who contracted the disease and...
flights

Rwanda to resume commercial flights in August

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Rwanda on Saturday announced the country will resume commercial flights on August 1, which have been suspended since March 20 in a bid to...
Rwandan President Paul Kagame

Rwanda marks Liberation Day with inauguration of development projects

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Rwanda on Saturday celebrated the 26th anniversary of liberation by inaugurating several development projects on the northern border with Uganda, where the liberation struggle...
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 unveils US$3.5 billion fiscal budget to build economic resilience

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Rwanda on Monday presented a 3.2 trillion Rwandan Francs (about 3.5 billion U.S dollars) 2020/21 fiscal budget that is intended to build economic resilience...
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Rwanda says committed to protection of refugees on World Refugee Day

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The Rwandan government is committed to its international obligation to receive and protect refugees, the Ministry of Emergency Management said Saturday in a message...
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Rwanda allocates US$105 million to finance businesses affected by COVID-19

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Rwanda has allocated 100 billion Rwandan francs (about 105 million U.S. dollars) for a loan scheme to support businesses affected by COVID-19, a senior...