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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 […]

Rwanda Expands Drone Use To Deliver Medicine

Rwanda Expands Drone Use To Deliver Medicine

Rwanda was among the few countries in Africa to use drones to deliver life-saving blood plasma to far-flung rural areas. The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the value and use of this technology and the country is now expanding the service to deliver medicine for non-communicable diseases to hospitals in remote areas, and offer support to […]

Rwandan Govt Extends Lockdown Until April 30

Rwandan Govt Extends Lockdown Until April 30

A cabinet meeting has resolved that the ongoing lockdown to contain COVID-19 in the country be extended for another 11 days, meaning it will now end on April 30. As part of the measures to stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the country has been on lockdown since March 21. This is the second […]

Rwanda Deploys Drones To Raise COVID-19 Awareness in Communities

Rwanda Deploys Drones To Raise COVID-19 Awareness in Communities

Rwanda National Police (RNP) on Sunday, April 12 announced the usage of drones to further raise awareness of the coronavirus pandemic in local communities. “We have added drones to our methods of raising awareness about COVID-19,” reads part of the announcement on Twitter. The development comes after the country records a total of 120 cases, […]

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