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Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania Link Project On Track

Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania Link Project On Track

Three East African Community (EAC) member countries – Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania – have unanimously agreed to hasten inter-connectivity of National Fiber Networks and Infrastructure for the benefit of the citizens in respective countries. The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of ICT in Uganda, Mr Vincent Baggire, told the ‘Daily News’ in an interview in […]

City Dude – Surely, Kigali Is Not Kampala!

City Dude – Surely, Kigali Is Not Kampala!

I have always heard about Rwanda’s Umuganda community service. Rwandese get up every last Saturday of the month to clean their country. What a great cause! That is the secret behind Kigali’s cleanliness, besides the fact that you can get arrested for littering. We need that in Uganda. Imagine a scenario where all city dwellers […]

New Blood Needed for Rwanda to Change Things

New Blood Needed for Rwanda to Change Things

  Rwanda elections. Thirty five-year-old Diane Shima Rwigara recently made headlines when she announced plans to run against Rwandan president Paul Kagame who has been in power since 2000. The August 4 elections will be the third since the Rwandan Patriotic Front took over power in 1994. Sunday Monitor’s Emmanuel Ainebyoona sounded out Ms Rwigara […]

Tanzania’s U.S.$14.21 Billion Budget Tops in the Region

Tanzania’s U.S.$14.21 Billion Budget Tops in the Region

Tanzania tops the three East African Community’s (EAC) member states that tabled their 2017/18 fiscal plans yesterday in revenue collection and expenditure. Finance and Planning Minister Philip Mpango presented the 31.7tri/- budget, beating by far his Rwanda and Ugandan counterparts, Claver Gatete and Matia Kasaija, respectively. While Rwanda put its budget at 5.656tri/-, Uganda had 17.4tri/-. […]

Plastic Bag Bans in Africa – Reality or Fantasy?

Plastic Bag Bans in Africa – Reality or Fantasy?

Tunisia and Kenya recently joined the ranks of African countries banning the use of plastic bags – but poor waste management and a mentality of littering make the prospect of a plastic waste-free society unrealistic. Plastic bags are used daily across Africa – the bans are hoped to tackle the pervasive problem of waste. In […]

Rwanda Development Board Projects Tourism to Fetch Rwf370 Billion in 2017

Rwanda Development Board Projects Tourism to Fetch Rwf370 Billion in 2017

Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has projected that the tourism sector will fetch about $444 million (about Rwf370 billion) in 2017, up from $404 million last year. The increase in revenue banks on continued tourism promotion efforts as well as the Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Events and Exhibitions (MICE) strategy. Clare Akamanzi, the chief executive of RDB, […]

Gen Kamanzi Begins Tour of Duty in South Sudan

Gen Kamanzi Begins Tour of Duty in South Sudan

The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in South Sudan and the head of the UN peacekeeping mission, David Shearer, on Monday announced the arrival of Lt Gen Frank Mushyo Kamanzi of Rwanda as Force Commander of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). Kamanzi was assigned this task by the United Nations Secretary-General […]

African Day – Call for Freedom of Mind

African Day – Call for Freedom of Mind

Members of the Rwandan Chapter of the Pan African Movement (PAM) and other Pan-Africanists gathered in Kigali, yesterday, to celebrate the African Liberation Day. During the celebration, the Pan-Africanists urged all Africans to liberate their minds and bring about self-governance and prosperity in their homeland. Marked on May 25, the African Liberation Day is observed […]

New Efforts to Fight Child Labour, Rights Abuse in Rwanda

New Efforts to Fight Child Labour, Rights Abuse in Rwanda

The Government has launched a month-long campaign to sensitise the public on child rights, with officials from the Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion saying that over 11,000 children were withdrawn from practices categorised as child labour in the last five years. At least 2,600 children were also moved from institutional care (including orphanages) and […]

Meet Rwamagana’s Farming Millionaire Who Started Out As a Casual Labourer

Meet Rwamagana’s Farming Millionaire Who Started Out As a Casual Labourer

Evariste Mutibagirana, a large-scale banana farmer, is considered a ‘survivor’ by most of his peers. He worked his way up to the top from being a farm hand. Fondly referred to as the “Master Teacher” by the banana growing community in Rwamagana District, Mutibagirana was indeed conducting a training session on modern farming skills when […]

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