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Rwanda coffee farmers train eyes on international markets with online auction

Rwanda coffee farmers train eyes on international markets with online auction

Rwanda’s farmer owned coffee marketing company Rwanda Small Holder Specialty Coffee Company (RWASHOSCCO) has launched an online coffee auction as it trains eyes on growing demand for its produce from key markets in Europe.

26/09/2016 Saa 15:13:40
Rwanda launches public digital library connecting users to over 800 digital books

Rwanda launches public digital library connecting users to over 800 digital books

Rwanda has scored another first by launching a digital library that avails over 800 digital books making it possible for users to access digital material without having to physically visit the facility.

21/09/2016 Saa 11:36:35
UN assess RNP’s deployment readiness

UN assess RNP’s deployment readiness

A team of three experts from the United Nations, on September 19, completed a weeklong Assessment of Operational Capabilities (AOC) of three contingents of 420 Police officers set to be deployed for peacekeeping duties in Central African Republic (CAR).

20/09/2016 Saa 09:28:47
28 human trafficking victims rescued

28 human trafficking victims rescued

Rwanda National Police and immigration have called on the public to be cautious of people who pose as well-wishers offering them opportunities abroad, noting that such people are likely to be human traffickers.

20/09/2016 Saa 09:24:01
Burundian refugees offered university education in Rwanda

Burundian refugees offered university education in Rwanda

With no hope of returning to their country soon, Burundians who have spent more than a year living at Rwanda’s largest refugee camp, Mahama, are offered to continue with education at Rwanda’s higher learning institutions.

19/09/2016 Saa 11:09:15
Partnership a bridge to sustainable security, IGP Gasana

Partnership a bridge to sustainable security, IGP Gasana

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Emmanuel K. Gasana has said that the proactive factor of partnership in policing is a guarantee to sustainable peace, safety and security.

19/09/2016 Saa 09:55:58
Stronger evidence on climate change impact needed to spur action: experts

Stronger evidence on climate change impact needed to spur action: experts

Scientists attending a climate forum in Rwanda called for more concrete evidence of climate change effects on people and environment, with the hope of spurring political action.

17/09/2016 Saa 11:21:26
Rwanda calls for more commitment to prevent greenhouse gases

Rwanda calls for more commitment to prevent greenhouse gases

The world should pass an ambitious amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Ozone Depleting Substances, which would represent the most significant global action to reduce climate change since the adoption of the Paris Agreement.

16/09/2016 Saa 11:15:03
Police High Council discuss on professionalism

Police High Council discuss on professionalism

Rwanda National Police held its High Council on September 14, with emphasis on service delivery and professionalism as the prerequisite to sustainable security and development.

15/09/2016 Saa 09:14:02
President Kagame, Uhuru charge African leaders on agriculture

President Kagame, Uhuru charge African leaders on agriculture

President Uhuru Kenyatta, has called on African leaders to urgently address problems afflicting agriculture to fight food insecurity and create employment in the continent, as he commits to set aside $200 million to benefit 150,000 young farmers.

9/09/2016 Saa 10:32:18
 Fund bridges financial access for Rwanda women

Fund bridges financial access for Rwanda women

A pan African advocacy group is setting up a $200 million fund that will enable women access to finance while creating investment opportunities with a view to roping in more women into employment.

8/09/2016 Saa 17:59:33
Economists call for removal of unnecessary barriers to intra-African trade

Economists call for removal of unnecessary barriers to intra-African trade

To achieve intra-African trade, Africa will need governments to adopt strong policies that do not tolerate unnecessary trade barriers, said delegates at the just concluded Global African Investment Summit (TGIAS) in the Rwanda, Capital Kigali.

7/09/2016 Saa 12:26:15
[Rwanda] Capital Markets Authority seeks professionalism in trading with new MOU

[Rwanda] Capital Markets Authority seeks professionalism in trading with new MOU

As Rwanda’s Capital Market Authority looks at instilling professionalism and harnessing development of capital markets, it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) on the implementation of a qualifications-led licensing programme for the capital market industry.

7/09/2016 Saa 11:23:17
Kigali City to promote stability and security by helping vendors off the streets

Kigali City to promote stability and security by helping vendors off the streets

A new market to help vendors get off the streets launched this weekend in the Rwandan capital. Kigali, has set the tone to promote security, welfare of the people and fast-track national development, according to the Rwandan government.

6/09/2016 Saa 10:41:14
Imposter arrested masquerading as Police brokers

Imposter arrested masquerading as Police brokers

Police in the City of Kigali have arrested a man suspected of masquerading as a broker for the traffic and road safety department and conning several people of their money.

6/09/2016 Saa 09:41:05
world’s largest gorillas are now one step from extinction, with ‘critically endangered’ designation

world’s largest gorillas are now one step from extinction, with ‘critically endangered’ designation

The world’s largest gorillas have been pushed to the brink of extinction by a surge of illegal hunting in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and are now critically endangered, officials said.

5/09/2016 Saa 12:14:29
Global African Investment Summit goes underway today in Kigali

Global African Investment Summit goes underway today in Kigali

The Global African Investment Summit, incidentally held for the first time outside the UK, is kicking off in the morning and some 1.000 delegates and officials from governments around Africa are attending the meeting.

5/09/2016 Saa 10:24:22
New policy for Rwanda urban forestry

New policy for Rwanda urban forestry

Officials say unselective species of trees have been planted across Kigali and other towns around the country with no regard to international standards for urban forestry.

5/09/2016 Saa 10:08:51
Portuguese firm signs deal for Rwanda’s biggest airport

Portuguese firm signs deal for Rwanda’s biggest airport

Portuguese firm Mota-Engil has signed an agreement with the Rwanda government to construct a new airport, set to be the country’s second international airport, and its largest.

3/09/2016 Saa 11:54:30
Rwanda, DR Congo ink deal on cross- border trade of agricultural products

Rwanda, DR Congo ink deal on cross- border trade of agricultural products

Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) have signed a memorandum of understanding to facilitate the cross-border trade of agricultural products.

3/09/2016 Saa 10:32:36
Rwanda and Kenya have signed the EPA with the European Union

Rwanda and Kenya have signed the EPA with the European Union

Rwanda and Kenya have signed the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the EU even as two of its EAC partners say the deal does not auger well for the region’s economies.

1/09/2016 Saa 15:51:19
Rwanda phasing out orphanages, pushes for local adoptions

Rwanda phasing out orphanages, pushes for local adoptions

Under a new ’Let’s raise them in families’ campaign, Rwanda hopes to find new families for thousands of orphans living in institutions. Carers say children need time to adapt to change.

31/08/2016 Saa 18:09:09
Rwanda government targets rural population with modern renewable energy project

Rwanda government targets rural population with modern renewable energy project

A renewable energy project is set to boost the government of Rwanda’s efforts to increase access to electricity for its people at a time when there has been an unprecedented demand for energy across households and industries.

31/08/2016 Saa 17:14:41
Rwanda blazes the trail for visa initiative

Rwanda blazes the trail for visa initiative

January 1, 2013,Rwanda launched a visa on arrival policy for citizens of African Union member states, critics were swift in both denouncing the change and dooming the initiative, mostly of course bureaucrats who benefit from holding the reins of power when it comes to granting, or rejecting visa applications.

31/08/2016 Saa 09:40:42
Rwanda's 2017 presidential elections to cost less

Rwanda’s 2017 presidential elections to cost less

The 2017 presidential elections in Rwanda is projected to cost less than previous elections in 2010, according to the National Electoral Commission (NEC) top official.

30/08/2016 Saa 10:58:00
1,500 animals to fly from Shannon to Rwanda on Bothar’s 25th anniversary

1,500 animals to fly from Shannon to Rwanda on Bothar’s 25th anniversary

The biggest ever multi-species airlift from Ireland will be carried out by Bothar as 1,500 animals will fly to Rwanda from Shannon.

30/08/2016 Saa 10:34:39
Benin President's visit to Rwanda to boost bilateral ties

Benin President’s visit to Rwanda to boost bilateral ties

Benin President Patrice Talon met with Rwandan leader Paul Kagame on Monday during a visit to strengthen bilateral relations.

30/08/2016 Saa 10:17:33
Heads of NCBs meet in Kigali ahead of EAPCCO AGM

Heads of NCBs meet in Kigali ahead of EAPCCO AGM

The 13th meeting of Heads of Interpol National Central Bureaus (NCB) commenced in Kigali yesterday ahead of the 18th the Eastern Africa Police Chiefs’ Cooperation Organization Annual General Meeting (EAPPCO-AGM) scheduled to begin on August 31.

29/08/2016 Saa 10:32:13
Regional TI officials visit RNP on partnership against graft

Regional TI officials visit RNP on partnership against graft

The partnership between Rwanda National Police (RNP) and Transparency International (TI-Rwanda) has been significant in raising awareness and fighting corruption in Rwanda, officials from TI offices in the region have said.

27/08/2016 Saa 10:13:04
RNP launches new unmarked patrol vehicles

RNP launches new unmarked patrol vehicles

The Rwanda National Police (RNP) department of traffic and road safety has launched a new initiative aimed at controlling traffic flow and preventing accidents on highways and in busy urban centres.

27/08/2016 Saa 09:59:14
Rwanda seeks investments in horticulture industry

Rwanda seeks investments in horticulture industry

Rwanda’s horticulture sector remains largely untapped for both local and foreign investors, according to the country’s ministry of agriculture.

27/08/2016 Saa 09:22:06
Couples HIV testing, counseling prevents more than 70 percent of new infections in Rwanda

Couples HIV testing, counseling prevents more than 70 percent of new infections in Rwanda

A 30-year HIV prevention and research initiative in Rwanda has resulted in the prevention of more than 70 percent of new HIV infections in that country. Rwanda is the first African country to implement Couples’ Voluntary HIV Counseling and Testing (CVCT) as a nationwide intervention and a social norm. The program includes the Rwanda Ministry of Health, Emory University, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

25/08/2016 Saa 16:06:43
Farmers set for Africa's largest dairy exhibition in Kigali

Farmers set for Africa’s largest dairy exhibition in Kigali

Dairy farmers from Africa and beyond are set to convene in the Rwandan capital Kigali for a major dairy conference and exhibition scheduled for Aug. 31-Sept. 2, says Rwanda ministry of agriculture and animal resources.

25/08/2016 Saa 15:49:13
East African Community warns of regional instability as tensions mount between Burundi and Rwanda

East African Community warns of regional instability as tensions mount between Burundi and Rwanda

Representatives of the East African Community (EAC) have reiterated concerns over the worsening diplomatic relations between neighbours Burundi and Rwanda, warning that the growing political tensions could jeopardise the stability of the region.

25/08/2016 Saa 15:19:27
Rwanda eyes big opportunities from central African bloc

Rwanda eyes big opportunities from central African bloc

Rwanda seeks to widen business horizons in attempt to become more regionally competitive as the country is re-admitted to the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), eight years after pulling out of the regional bloc.

23/08/2016 Saa 10:14:27
Driver’s license tests to be conducted bimonthly in Kigali

Driver’s license tests to be conducted bimonthly in Kigali

The Rwanda National Police (RNP) traffic and road safety department has revised its programme on driver’s license tests, with the City of Kigali now to have two separate slots for registration and tests every month.

23/08/2016 Saa 09:36:17
Kwita Izina Festival to benefit tourism and communities

Kwita Izina Festival to benefit tourism and communities

Ahead of the annual festival of naming young born gorillas in Rwanda, the communities near the Volcanoes National Park have again seen real benefits percolate down to the grassroots level, when the RDB, Rwanda Development Board, under which the tourism and conservation public sector falls, launched 7 new classrooms, paid for with tourism revenue funds.

20/08/2016 Saa 13:05:52
Beneficiaries of $1 million award from Aurora Prize confirmed

Beneficiaries of $1 million award from Aurora Prize confirmed

The $1 million award for the first Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanitywill fund projects in Rwanda, Ethiopia, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Brazil, the press office of IDeA (Initiatives for Development of Armenia) Charitable Foundation reported on Friday.

19/08/2016 Saa 13:54:23
Rwanda, Uganda Police Chiefs meet on cross-border cooperation

Rwanda, Uganda Police Chiefs meet on cross-border cooperation

The Inspector General of Uganda Police Force, Gen. Kale Kayihura has said that globalization and technological advancement have made it hard for security agencies to remain in reactive policing of acting independently.

17/08/2016 Saa 10:53:43
Thousands gather at Kibeho to celebrate Assumption Day

Thousands gather at Kibeho to celebrate Assumption Day

A reported crowd of worshippers in excess of 10.000 pilgrims yesterday made their way to the shrine of the Lady of Kibeho, where in the 1980’s the apparition of Mary, Mother of Jesus became visible to several people, a fact acknowledged by the Catholic Church which has formally sanctioned the site and pilgrimages to it.

16/08/2016 Saa 12:14:47

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