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Rwandan Govt In Fresh Bid To Mitigate Disasters

Rwandan Govt In Fresh Bid To Mitigate Disasters

Rwandans should take pro-active measures to protect themselves and their loved ones from disasters, the Minister for Emergency Management has said. Germaine Kamayirese was speaking in Kigali this week ahead of the launch of a one-month national campaign designed to mitigate disasters. Disasters claimed up to 70 people died across the country between January and […]

Women Pursue Political Seats In Kigali

Women Pursue Political Seats In Kigali

Two political parties will for the first time front candidates in the forthcoming September Parliamentary elections, the National Electoral Commission (NEC) announced yesterday. At a media briefing held at their offices, the Chairperson of NEC, Kalisa Mbanda, said that the council approved 521 nominations out of the 539 applications that it received. The Lower Chamber […]

Rwandans Vote in Poll That Looks Certain to Extend Kagames Rule

Rwandans Vote in Poll That Looks Certain to Extend Kagames Rule

Rwandans began voting Friday in a presidential election that’s all but certain to extend Paul Kagame’s 17-year rule of the East African nation. Polling stations opened at 7 a.m. and will close at 3 p.m., with about 6.8 million people in the country of 12 million registered to vote. Electoral officials say the winner will […]

Rwanda: City Of Kigali Supports Women Cooperatives

Rwanda: City Of Kigali Supports Women Cooperatives

City of Kigali has offered Rwf30 million financial support to 12 women cooperatives, four from each of the city’s three districts, to boost their businesses which have been struggling. The grant beneficiaries are farming and tailoring cooperatives as well as smallholder businesses operating in the City of Kigali. Each of the 12 cooperatives was given […]

Rwanda: First Convention For Women In Security To Be Held In Kigali

Rwanda: First Convention For Women In Security To Be Held In Kigali

Over 250 African women from security agencies across the continent are expected to converge in Kigali, today, for a two-day conference under the auspices of Kigali International Conference Declaration (KICD) to redraw strategies of their role in combating crimes, especially violence against women and girls, and child abuse. The women officers are drawn from police, […]

African Countries In Kigali To Discuss Management Of Natural Resources

African Countries In Kigali To Discuss Management Of Natural Resources

Improvement in the wellbeing of the African people will greatly depend on how efficiently regional states manage and harness the natural resources that the continent is endowed with, the Minister for Natural resources Vincent Biruta, has said. Biruta was officiating at the opening of a two-day conference of ministers of the Regional Centre for Mapping […]

Rwandan ex-mayors Face Trial In France Over 1994 Genocide

Rwandan ex-mayors Face Trial In France Over 1994 Genocide

Two former Rwandan mayors go on trial in France on Tuesday facing charges of crimes against humanity and genocide over the 1994 massacres in the central African country. As the second trial in Paris by a special court created to go after suspected Rwandan killers who fled to France, it is expected to lay bare […]