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Only Three Qualified to Run For Rwanda’s Presidential Race

Only Three Qualified to Run For Rwanda’s Presidential Race

The National Electoral Commission (NEC) has released the final list of three qualified candidates for the August presidential poll. The list, announced by the NEC Chairperson, Prof Kalisa Mbanda, yesterday, has incumbent President Paul Kagame, a candidate of the Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF-Inkotanyi), Frank Habineza, of the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda, and Philippe Mpayima, […]

President Paul Kagame Urges Africa to Stand Firm on AU Reforms

President Paul Kagame Urges Africa to Stand Firm on AU Reforms

President Paul Kagame has called on African Union member states not to succumb to pressure by some external partners during the process of the Union’s reforms. Kagame made the remarks while presenting a report on the implementation of the AU institutional reforms in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, yesterday. Kagame warned that some aspects of the reforms […]

More Evidence Pins France On 1994 Rwanda Genocide

More Evidence Pins France On 1994 Rwanda Genocide

Recent reports in the French media have been awash with damning evidence about France’s complicity in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. New revelations have, among others, shone a spotlight on a French bank, BNP Paribas, which is being sued for financing the Genocide as well as top French officials for issuing re-armament orders for […]

Rwanda’s Health Achievements After Genocide ‘Unbelievable’

Rwanda’s Health Achievements After Genocide ‘Unbelievable’

The World Health Organisation Regional Director for Africa Dr. Matshidiso Moeti has described Rwanda’s achievements in the health sector after the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi as “unbelievable.” Matshidiso made the remarks while visiting the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre in Gisozi yesterday, where she alongside other officials was taken through the story of the genocide […]

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, […]

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