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Korean company boosts silk production with $5.1 million investment

Korean company boosts silk production with $5.1 million investment

A Korean company is investing $5.1 million in Rwanda’s silk production in a partnership with the country’s National Agriculture Export Board that is meant to boost the sericulture industry.

13/08/2016 Saa 16:10:12
RNP, City of Kigali rollout campaign on security and hygiene

RNP, City of Kigali rollout campaign on security and hygiene

Rwanda National Police (RNP) and the City of Kigali have rolled out a campaign aimed at further promoting security and hygiene in Kigali.

12/08/2016 Saa 10:15:12
Rwanda standard board cracks the whip on banana beer producers with new rules

Rwanda standard board cracks the whip on banana beer producers with new rules

The Rwanda Standard Board is introducing new standards guidelines on processing of banana beer and wine as it seeks to bring sanity to a sector whose substandard processing, unsuitable content and packaging are putting consumers at risk and hindering the beer makers from accessing international markets.

10/08/2016 Saa 11:31:22
Regional parliament to intervene into Burundi-Rwanda trade woes

Regional parliament to intervene into Burundi-Rwanda trade woes

The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) is going to revoke Burundi’s decision to ban trade exchanges between Rwanda and Burundi, EALA Speaker Daniel Kidega has said.

10/08/2016 Saa 10:26:34
Burundi pulls out of EAC military games

Burundi pulls out of EAC military games

Burundi has pulled out from participating in the East African Community (EAC) military games and cultural shows to be hosted in Rwanda.

8/08/2016 Saa 10:50:08
Four arrested over attempted bribery

Four arrested over attempted bribery

Four people have been arrested separately for allegedly attempting to bribe security personnel after they were caught in varied illegal activities.

8/08/2016 Saa 10:00:09
Students and faculty learn valuable lessons from research trip to Rwanda

Students and faculty learn valuable lessons from research trip to Rwanda

Penn State engineering students and faculty recently traveled to Rwanda to explore whether or not a readily available plant seed could be used as a viable alternative to clean wastewater.

5/08/2016 Saa 16:21:46
Burundi police stop buses crossing into Rwanda

Burundi police stop buses crossing into Rwanda

Burundi police have stopped many private buses from crossing the border into Rwanda, as tensions between the neighbours remain high.

5/08/2016 Saa 15:12:31
Rwanda destroys 55 tonnes of ammunitions

Rwanda destroys 55 tonnes of ammunitions

Rwanda has destroyed more than 50 tonnes of redundant and expired weapons.

29/07/2016 Saa 13:18:48
Rwanda: Locking Up the Poor

Rwanda: Locking Up the Poor

New Findings of Arbitrary Detention, Ill-Treatment in “Transit Centers”

21/07/2016 Saa 13:02:13
AfDB and Rwanda sign financing agreement

AfDB and Rwanda sign financing agreement

The AfD and the Government of Rwanda have signed a new African Development Fund loan financing agreement and a European Union – Africa Infrastructure Trust Fund Grant Agreement for the amounts of US$93.1 million and US$22.4 million respectively to finance the rehabilitation and widening of the Kagitumba-kayonza-Rusumo road (208 km) and the associated activities, provision of market facilities, support to communities through enhancing raw milk trading and transportation and community water supply in Rwanda Eastern province.

21/07/2016 Saa 11:24:55
Rwanda partners with Chinese firm to grow ICT sector

Rwanda partners with Chinese firm to grow ICT sector

Rwanda’s ministry of youth and ICT has partnered with Chinese technology firm China ComService to bolster ICT uptake in the country while tapping the use of technology to grow the economy and create employment.

21/07/2016 Saa 11:11:23
African passport 'launched' at AU summit

African passport ’launched’ at AU summit

Outgoing African Union Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has managed to tick at least two big items off the to-do list she had in her term at the helm of the continental body.

18/07/2016 Saa 14:53:34
The gorilla naming ceremony in Rwanda expected to attract celebrities to Kinigi

The gorilla naming ceremony in Rwanda expected to attract celebrities to Kinigi

Rwanda will host the 12th annual Kwita Izina, the gorilla naming ceremony inspired by the ancient Rwandan tradition of naming babies soon after they are born, on Friday the 02nd of September.

11/07/2016 Saa 10:29:11
Analysis: Genocide creates tragic link between Israel, Rwanda

Analysis: Genocide creates tragic link between Israel, Rwanda

“This is a unique bond that both our peoples would rather not have had, but we both persevered despite the pain, despite the horror we survived, we never never lost hope. You never lost hope.”

7/07/2016 Saa 16:17:17
The Global African Investment Summit COMESA & Government of Rwanda Programme Launched

The Global African Investment Summit COMESA & Government of Rwanda Programme Launched

The Global African Investment Summit COMESA & Government of Rwanda (TGAIS – COMESA Rwanda), today launched their eagerly awaited summit programme.The inaugural event will be taking place in Kigali, Rwanda on 5th and 6th September 2016.

5/07/2016 Saa 17:41:42
Rwanda dismisses 2016 Trafficking in Persons Report as false

Rwanda dismisses 2016 Trafficking in Persons Report as false

The Government of Rwanda Thursday described as a gross misrepresentation of the reality the claims contained in this year’s State Department’s report on Trafficking in Persons (TIP).

1/07/2016 Saa 14:43:59
Climate Change Response Requires Finance, Cooperation and Participation

Climate Change Response Requires Finance, Cooperation and Participation

Success tackling climate change and achieving sustainable development in Africa will take finance, cooperation and real engagement with non-state actors, participants heard in high-level sessions that wrapped up this year’s Africa Carbon Forum.

1/07/2016 Saa 13:57:45
Rwanda’s policies best in supporting economy

Rwanda’s policies best in supporting economy

Rwanda’s policies and state agencies are the most supportive in sustaining development and poverty reduction compared to its East African peers.

29/06/2016 Saa 10:06:11
Measures Against Graft Are Rewarding

Measures Against Graft Are Rewarding

I had a brief meeting with my Asian friend Radjef (not real name) who is on a business trip to Rwanda and he was quick to ask “How has Rwanda been able to fight corruption?”
It is amazing to find a corruption-free country especially in Africa. He exclaimed.

27/06/2016 Saa 11:08:03
African experts to meet in Rwanda on carbon emissions

African experts to meet in Rwanda on carbon emissions

Over 600 climate change experts from governments across Africa and beyond are expected to gather at this year’s Africa Carbon Forum (ACF) scheduled for next week in the Rwandan capital Kigali.

26/06/2016 Saa 10:44:40
ACP Badege urges youth leaders on sustainability

ACP Badege urges youth leaders on sustainability

The Commissioner for Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Theos Badege has called upon youth leaders to jealously protect and sustain what the country has achieved in the transformation process.

26/06/2016 Saa 09:29:58
Rwanda focuses on forestry efficiency to cut green emissions

Rwanda focuses on forestry efficiency to cut green emissions

Rwanda has announced plans to increase efficiency in the country’s forestry sector in order to cut down greenhouse gas emissions to minimum proportions by 2017.

25/06/2016 Saa 13:43:15
Rwanda foreign direct investments rise sharply: report

Rwanda foreign direct investments rise sharply: report

Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs) to Rwanda have increased by 78.1 percent, according to the latest Foreign Private Capital Census (FPC) 2015 report released by the National Bank of Rwanda.

24/06/2016 Saa 15:49:43
Rwanda looks to Israel as model of how to persevere after genocide

Rwanda looks to Israel as model of how to persevere after genocide

"Israel’s achievements are really spectacular, we want to learn how they achieved this."

24/06/2016 Saa 10:23:13
African Nations Convene for Landmark Workshop to Set Priorities for Natural Capital Accounting Across the Region

African Nations Convene for Landmark Workshop to Set Priorities for Natural Capital Accounting Across the Region

Member countries of the Gaborone Declaration for Sustainability in Africa convene alongside Conservation International and the World Bank’s Wealth Accounting and the Valuation of Ecosystem Services (WAVES) program

22/06/2016 Saa 09:43:19
General Electric opens new healthcare training and skills institute committed to training 10,000 health professionals by 2020

General Electric opens new healthcare training and skills institute committed to training 10,000 health professionals by 2020

As part of GE’s commitment to supporting sustainable healthcare development in Kenya, the $13 million investment provides localized human capital development capabilities

20/06/2016 Saa 16:42:16
East Africa as single tourist destination

East Africa as single tourist destination

Famous for mountain gorilla and spectacular mountain scenery, Rwanda is set to host the annual Africa Travel Association (ATA) Congress to be taking place in Rwanda’s sprawling city of Kigali November this year.

20/06/2016 Saa 10:52:19
Rwanda marks Day of African Child

Rwanda marks Day of African Child

Rwanda has announced plans to stamp out child labour which victimizes hundreds of thousands of children across the country.

20/06/2016 Saa 10:37:53
Rwanda and Mexico Become First Countries to Commit to Sustainable Coffee Challenge

Rwanda and Mexico Become First Countries to Commit to Sustainable Coffee Challenge

Nations join 46 partners including Conservation International and Starbucks to make coffee the world’s first sustainable agricultural product

17/06/2016 Saa 10:00:02
Rwanda gets largest off-grid battery system

Rwanda gets largest off-grid battery system

The German commercial storage system manufacturer Tesvolt has been awarded the contract to supply the world’s largest decentralized off-grid storage system.

15/06/2016 Saa 10:48:48
Congo Brazzaville Gender Minister visit Isange One Stop Centre

Congo Brazzaville Gender Minister visit Isange One Stop Centre

The Minister of Gender of Congo Brazzaville, Inès Nefer Ingani visited the Rwanda National Police (RNP) Isange One Stop Centre in Kacyiru on June 12 and congratulated Rwanda and the force in particular for valuing the impact of women and fighting for their rights.

14/06/2016 Saa 13:07:24
Kigali’s puts final touches on preparations for the African Union Summit 2016

Kigali’s puts final touches on preparations for the African Union Summit 2016

Rwanda’s new national convention and exhibition center and the adjoining Radisson Blu Hotel Kigali is ready for a test and will be at the heart of meetings, accommodation, and banquets by mid-July of this year.

12/06/2016 Saa 12:02:59
Rwanda ‘Police Week’ launched in provinces

Rwanda ‘Police Week’ launched in provinces

The Rwanda National Police (RNP) annual week-long activities to mark its 16th anniversary started on June 11 in the Eastern, Western, Northern and Southern provinces to showcase the importance of community policing especially in the protection of the rights of children.

12/06/2016 Saa 11:31:00
Rwanda Exporters call for removal of unnecessary trade barriers

Rwanda Exporters call for removal of unnecessary trade barriers

Members of the Rwanda export sector have called for the removal of unnecessary domestic trade barriers that inhibit the growth of the sector.

11/06/2016 Saa 14:23:54
Fraudster arrested posing as doctor

Fraudster arrested posing as doctor

Police in Gakenke District have arrested a 25-year old man who was masquerading as medical doctor to solicit money from unsuspecting residents under the pretext that they would get medical care from foreign medical doctors.

10/06/2016 Saa 12:47:21
Survivors slam Dutch lawyer over Rwanda genocide negation

Survivors slam Dutch lawyer over Rwanda genocide negation

Survivors of the 1994 Rwanda genocide under their umbrella association of Rwanda genocide survivors (Ibuka) have condemned a Dutch lawyer for making irresponsible utterances that undermine Rwanda genocide.

10/06/2016 Saa 12:31:42
Rwanda gears up for African Union Summit

Rwanda gears up for African Union Summit

An advance team from the African Union (AU) Commission is expected in Kigali this week to finalize the program and other logistics for the AU Summit due in Kigali next month, Rwanda’s Foreign minister Louise Mushikiwabo said Tuesday.

8/06/2016 Saa 11:08:52
Rwandan rebel group's affection for Germany

Rwandan rebel group’s affection for Germany

Until very recently, the FDLR, a rebel group linked to Rwanda’s genocide, used to regard Germany as a sort of ’second home.’ A new book explains the link between the East African militia and Europe’s biggest economy.

7/06/2016 Saa 10:37:50
Rwandan youth call for a visa-free Africa

Rwandan youth call for a visa-free Africa

Young people in Rwanda are calling upon African leaders to remove visas requirements for Africans traveling to other African countries.

3/06/2016 Saa 17:03:53

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