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Rwandan Diaspora Commit to Inculcate Gender Equity in Youth

Rwandan Diaspora Commit to Inculcate Gender Equity in Youth

Members of the Rwandan community in different countries in West Africa have committed to reinforcing the dialogue related to gender equity within their families so as to help rally the youth on the subject. Last weekend, the Embassy of Rwanda in Senegal hosted a virtual event bringing together Rwandans and friends of Rwanda living in […]

Govt Eases Restrictions, Opens All Schools

Govt Eases Restrictions, Opens All Schools

All academic institutions in Rwanda will open and resume physical tutoring starting Tuesday, February 23, ending the prolonged shutdown that particularly affected learning institutions in the capital Kigali. According to the World Bank, at least 3.5 million students in Rwanda have been out of school due to restrictions imposed by the government to contain the […]

Govt Lifts Duty on Luxury Cars in Move to Woo Tourists

Govt Lifts Duty on Luxury Cars in Move to Woo Tourists

Rwanda will forgo millions of dollars in tax exemptions from importers of expensive vehicles as it attracts high-end tourists into the country. It is the latest attempt to boost tourism, which is struggling to recover from the second wave of Covid-19 infections that have led to new travel restrictions by some countries. In a letter […]

Covid-19 – All Schools in Kigali Closed for Two Weeks

Covid-19 – All Schools in Kigali Closed for Two Weeks

Effective Monday, January 18, all nursery, primary and secondary schools will be closed in the City of Kigali, the Ministry of Education has announced. The decision, which follows the upsurge in Covid-19 cases in the capital, has been taken to further contain the spread of Covid-19. Kigali has over the past days been the hot […]

No Woman Should Die Giving Life – First Lady

No Woman Should Die Giving Life – First Lady

First Lady Jeannette Kagame has emphasized the need to improve healthcare services given to women, saying that it was important to ensure that no woman dies while giving birth. She was addressing the Congress of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, a global organisation working to improve the health and wellbeing of women and […]

International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime

International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime

9 December 2020 marks the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime, as well as the 72nd anniversary of the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (the “Genocide Convention”), the first human rights treaty adopted by the […]

Safe Room For Girls To Be Mandatory For Schools

Safe Room For Girls To Be Mandatory For Schools

Najma Umutoni is a senior five student at GS Remera Protestant in Gasabo District. She says that whenever she is in menstruation period, she at times feels weak and needs a place to rest for a while. This is an experience that is shared among many women and girls during their period. Additionally, Umutoni said, […]

Funds For Creatives In Rwanda

Funds For Creatives In Rwanda

The best projects will be announced by mid-September 2020 where each one of the 30 winning projects will be awarded with Rwf 10,000,000 seed funding. The grant will be disbursed in two instalments. The second instalment will be disbursed upon evaluating the performance of how the first instalment was used. A total of 668 project […]

Rwanda, UK Financial Firms Commit To Closer Cooperation

Rwanda, UK Financial Firms Commit To Closer Cooperation

Ties between Rwanda and the United Kingdom grew a notch higher as the two countries’ financial institutions signed a partnership agreement with the aim of stimulating economic development. Kigali International Financial Centre (KIFC) on Tuesday, June 16, gained a new partner following the signing of a partnership agreement with CDC Group, the UK’s development finance […]

Peacekeeping – Redefining the Role of Rwandan Women

Peacekeeping – Redefining the Role of Rwandan Women

By the time Lieutenant Ariane Mwiza completed her secondary education at the Kigali-based Lycée Notre Dame de Citeaux, she already knew that somehow, her career path would involve the military. At just 25, Mwiza is not only part of the Rwanda Defense Force (RDF), she is also currently serving as a helicopter pilot on a […]

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