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Rwanda names endangered mountain gorillas in first virtual naming ceremony

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Rwanda named 24 baby mountain gorillas at its annual mountain gorilla naming ceremony Kwita Izina held Thursday virtually for the first time due...
Paris Saint-Germain (PSG)

PSG to set up academy in Rwanda

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Paris Saint-Germain is set to open up a soccer academy in Rwanda in October, the Rwandan Ministry of Sports announced here on Friday. ...
genocide

Remains of near 800 genocide victims exhumed in eastern Rwanda

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Remains of at least 791 victims of the 1994 Rwandan genocide against Tutsi have been exhumed from the shores of Lake Mugesera in...
In Rwanda, public transport, including Okada is a utility service

Legalizing Okada: Taxi motor – lessons from Rwanda

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I have been to both Nigeria and Rwanda and seen how Okada operations are managed in both countries. If I were to base my...
Agrf

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...
security and counter-terrorism

Rwanda arrests Paul Rusesabagina as terror suspect

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The Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) on Monday said Paul Rusesabagina, model for the starring role of the film Hotel Rwanda, was arrested for being...
Soldiers from the Rapid Intervention Battalion (BIR) secure a ceremony honouring four soldiers killed in the violence that erupted in the Northwest and Southwest Regions of Cameroon, where most of the country’s English-speaking minority live, on November 17, 2017 in Bamenda. Four soldiers were killed this month in less than a week, in attacks attributed to secessionist “terrorists”. / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER/Getty Images

Rwanda arrests Paul Rusesabagina as terror suspect

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The Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) said it has arrested Paul Rusesabagina for being suspected of founding and sponsoring "terror outfits.. operating out of...
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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...
Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)

Africa CDC says 5 African countries account for 72 percent of COVID-19 cases in...

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The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said on Thursday disclosed five African countries account for 72 percent of all COVID-19...
Refugees

Burundian refugees start returning home from Rwanda

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Burundian refugees who fled to Rwanda due to security fears began returning to their homeland on Thursday in a voluntary repatriation process. ...
Nigerian Military

Rwanda, Burundi intelligence officials meet to improve relations

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Military intelligence chiefs from Rwanda and Burundi met on Wednesday at Nemba One Stop Border Post to warm relations, which have been on...
Refugees

WFP cuts food rations for 2.7 million refugees in east Africa

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The World Food Programme (WFP) said Wednesday it has already reduced food rations and cash transfers by 30 percent for about 2.7 million...
genocide

Rwanda issues international arrest warrant against ex-intelligence chief for genocide crimes

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Rwanda has issued an international arrest warrant against the former military intelligence chief due to genocide crimes, an official said on Wednesday. ...
Covid-19

Rwanda strengthens measures in response to recent spike in COVID-19 cases

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Rwanda has reinforced efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 in response to a recent spike in infections, Rwandan State Minister in charge of...
Medical workers treat a COVID-19 patient at the coronavirus unit in Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center, Bnei Brak, April 13, 2020. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)

Africa’s COVID-19 cases surpass 1.18 million amid call to avoid prevention fatigue

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa surged to 1,187,937 as the death toll from the pandemic rose to 27,779, the Africa Centers...
Covid

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...
Rwandan President Paul Kagame

Rwanda’s unemployment rate surges to 22 percentage

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The unemployment rate in Rwanda increased from 13.1 percent in February to 22.1 percent in May, according to a national survey released here on...
Rwandan Genocide

Rwanda opposes inclusion of genocide denier to investigate Belgium’s colonial past

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Rwandan parliament on Monday objected the inclusion of a denier of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide Against the Tutsi in a Belgian parliamentary special commission...

Rwanda unveils digital auctioning platform to curb corruption

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Rwanda on Wednesday unveiled an electronic auctioning system aimed at facilitating transparency in the auctioning process of loan defaulters' property. The platform was launched by...
former president Benjamin Mkapa

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...
Covid-19

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...
world bank

World Bank signs US$150 million agreement with Rwanda for skills development

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The World Bank and Rwanda on Wednesday signed a 150-million-U.S. dollar financing agreement to help the country achieve skills development in selected economic...
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...
In a sign of the continent’s increasing importance for Russia, its president, Vladimir Putin, held the first Russia-Africa summit in October 2019

Russia Bringing Nuclear Power to Rwanda and Other African Nations

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Resolving Libya Crisis Requires New Thinking Ignoring the geo-political overtones from Deutsche Welle (see link below), the article does discuss Russia’s role in helping Africa...
Lockdown

Rwanda reimposes lockdown in parts of capital city

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The Rwandan Ministry of Local Government has ordered residents in some parts of the capital Kigali to stay at home in a 15-day lockdown...
world refugee day

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...
Dollars

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...
Read Skill

Ghana Tops the Chart among Countries Benefiting from CoL Online Scholarships

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Three Ghanaians, namely Enoch Adjei, Hamadu Hassan and Anane Vida who have completed 102, 94 and 61 courses respectively emerged as top learners on...
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...