African Union commemorates Rwanda genocide | L’Union Africaine commémore le génocide du Rwanda

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[column width=”47%” padding=”6%”] Diplomats and representatives of the international community gathered on Friday at the African Union (AU) headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the 23rd Commemoration of the Rwanda Genocide and paid tribute to the 800,000 lives lost during … Read More

Rwanda suspends several private universities over poor quality education | Le Rwanda suspend plusieurs universités privées pour une éducation de mauvaise qualité

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[column width=”47%” padding=”6%”] The Rwandan Ministry of Education has ordered the closure of several private universities as well as many other academic programmes as the East African country seeks to implement strong quality control programme in academia. The move, according … Read More

Elsa Iradukunda becomes “Miss Rwanda 2017” | Elsa Iradukunda devient “Miss Rwanda 2017”

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[column width=”47%” padding=”6%”] Rwandan Elsa Iradukunda, 18, has been crowned Miss Rwanda 2017 in a pageant that took place late Saturday in Kigali. Iradukunda was selected from 15 finalists, representing all the regions of Rwanda. During the contest, Guelda Shimwa … Read More

Medical personnel banned from using cell phones at work in Rwanda

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The Rwandan ministry of Health on Thursday banned all medical personnel from using their cell phones while at work. In a statement, the ministry said that effective March 1, Rwanda healthcare providers are prohibited from using personal phones during “working … Read More

Rwandan lawyers seek justice for colleague shot dead by police

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The Rwanda Bar Association has said it is demanding answers from the police after one of its members, Toy Ntabwoba Nzamwita, was shot dead during the weekend by a police officer for an alleged traffic offence. In a statement issued … Read More

Rwandan citizen deported over alleged genocide role

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Canada has expelled a Rwandan national, Jean Claude Seyoboka, over his alleged role in the genocide in 1994, the National Public Prosecution Authority (NPPA), said on Thursday in Kigali. Prosecution spokesperson Faustin Nkusi said that Seyoboka, 44, who arrived on … Read More

Rwanda’s adult literacy rate reaches 86 percent

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Rwanda’s adult literacy rate has increased to 86 percent of the population in 2016, but illiterate people in rural areas still prefer to devote more of their spare time to productive activities rather than attending literacy classes, according to an … Read More

Rwandans mark 22nd anniversary of Liberation Day

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Rwandans on Monday celebrated the 22nd anniversary of the fall of the previous regime in 1994, with President Paul Kagame stressing the importance of dignity in the country’s development. Addressing a rally at Rweru, a small rural village about 50 … Read More

Egypt’s aviation school to train Rwandan pilots

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Egyptian Aviation Academy will train Rwandan pilots for single-engine aircraft following a new agreement to be reached with the Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (RCAA), a diplomatic source confirmed in Kigali. The Rwandan ambassador to Egypt, Sheikh Saleh Habimana, said that … Read More

Rwanda introduces free Wi-Fi on public transport

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Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) – All passengers on public transport in Kigali city and its outskirts will start using the freely available Wi-Fi, running with fourth generation (4G LTE) high speed connectivity, to browse the internet, send emails and use social … Read More