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

Rwanda Genocide Fugitive Facing Deportation in US

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One of Rwanda’s genocide suspects, who has lived in the US since 2004 as a naturalized American citizen, is facing deportation following his conviction of some immigration scams. Judicial sources confirmed in Kigali that Gervais Ken Ngombwa was convicted of … 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

The Africa-America Institute recognizes US-Africa private sector at 2016 Annual Awards Gala

By Isseu Diouf Campbell   During the United Nations General Assembly, the Africa-America Institute celebrated and recognized the extraordinary dedication and pioneering achievements of US and African leaders at the AAI 2016 Annual Awards Gala. The 2016 Honorees were Aliko … 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

Rwanda: Rwanda suspends BBC broadcasts over controversial documentary

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Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) – The Rwandan Utilities Regulatory Agency (RURA) has suspended the broadcasts of BBC Radio programmes in national Kinyarwanda language in the country with immediate effect. The suspension comes weeks after the British channel broadcast a new controversial … Read More

“It is getting easier to start business in Africa” says Good Governance Africa

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Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Good Governance Africa (GGA), a research and advocacy body trying to improve governance performance in Africa, said Tuesday its findings show it is getting easier to start business in Africa. “While it is getting easier to … Read More

Tanzania: 4 East African countries abolish roaming charges | Tanzanie: 4 pays de l’Afrique de l’Est abolissent les tarifs d’itinérance

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[column width=”47%” padding=”6%”] Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Four East African countries – Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda and South Sudan – have agreed on a regional telecommunications framework to establish a ‘One-Network-Area’ by December 31, 2014, global telecommunications industry monitor, … Read More

Rwanda: Huge military parade marks 20 years of Rwanda liberation

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Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) – Putting on a three-hour military parade, the Rwandan government on Friday celebrated 20 years of Rwanda liberation, which marked the end of genocide by the rebel movement of the Rwandan patriotic front (FPR) on 4 July, … Read More

RwandAir Express starts flight to Cameroon

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Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) – RwandAir Express airline, which has just acquired the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, has announced the commencement of its flight from the Rwandan capital, Kigali, to Douala, Cameroon. The airline, Rwanda’s flag carrier, said in a statement … Read More

DR Congo: Rwandan soldiers’ presence at DRC’s border condemned

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Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) – The civil society in Nyiragongo, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Thursday condemned the presence of Rwandan troops along the Morambi-Kibumba section of the Nyiragongo territory in North Kivu, eastern DRC. Vice President of … Read More

Rwanda: World police chiefs discuss cybercrime in Africa

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Sheikh Musa Fazil Harelimana Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) – Police officials from 40 countries across the world rose from a three-day annual general assembly of the International Association of police chiefs (IACP), agreeing to strengthen cooperation in the fight against cybercrime, … Read More

Rwanda: Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda to sign defence agreement

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Monique Mukaruliza [column width=”47%” padding=”6%”] Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) – Leaders of Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya will meet in Kampala, Uganda, Thursday in a mini-summit on security in the sub-region, during which they are expected to sign a military cooperation agreement, … Read More

US: Women leaders in tech to mentor Rwandan women | TechWomen va parrainer des Rwandaises

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[column width=”47%” padding=”6%”] Washington, DC, US (PANA) – A delegation of 30 U.S. TechWomen mentors is in Rwanda to collaborate and connect through workshops and visits with local organisations, the US State Department said. An innovative public-private partnership, TechWomen pairs … Read More

Rwanda: Kigali hints at involvement in assassination of former spy chief

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Pierre Habumuremyi Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The Rwandan government has hinted at its involvement in the high-profile assassination of former spy chief, Patrick Karegeya, killed in South Africa last week, saying that there are “consequences” for turning against the … Read More

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