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First lady inaugurates Nyanza Genocide survivors’ homes

First lady inaugurates Nyanza Genocide survivors’ homes

The first lady, Jeannette Kagame, on Friday inaugurated five new homes for elderly and needy genocide widows and widowers in Nyanza district. Inaugurated on July 3, the fully furnished houses were constructed by RDF Reserve Force in partnership with Genocide Survivors Assistance Fund (FARG), Imbuto Foundation, Genocide Widows Association (AVEGA) and partners. All beneficiaries were […]

Addressing security dynamics require advanced skills –Harelimana

  The Minister for Internal Security, Sheikh Musa FazilHarerimana has said that security officers are required to be equipped with advanced skills so as to counter emerging and dynamism crimes within the region. Harerimana made the remarks on July 2, 2015 while officiated at the one-day symposium on Crime, Security and Justice held at the […]

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Lions to roar in Akagera National Park again after over 20years

African Parks in partnership with the Rwanda Development Board will translocate seven lions from South Africa to re-introduce the species into Akagera National Park in Rwanda by June 30, 2015. African Parks is a non-profit organisation that takes total responsibility for the rehabilitation and long-term management of national parks in partnership with governments and local […]

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UNDP ambassador lauds Rwanda police role in Fighting GBV

The Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Connie Britton has praised Rwanda National Police (RNP) for its efficiency and professionalism in responding to incidences of gender-based violence (GBV). Ambassador Britton noted that countrywide campaigns that have been influential in raising awareness against the scourge. He made the remarks on June 21 during […]

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US Ambassador awards Rwandan Women of Courage

U.S. Ambassador to Rwanda Erica J. Barks-Ruggles awarded Rwandan women the Embassy’s 2015 Women of Courage to inspire women step up their bravery acts. The four women who embodied these gains were on June 19, 2015 honored during an event celebrate Women’s History Month, at her home in Kigali. “The courage, compassion, and determination of […]

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Uganda joins Rwanda in scrapping permits

Cross border workers between Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya will no longer have to acquire working permits, as the East African Community continues to realize its protocol on free movement of labor. The good news came in over the weekend following an agreement between the three states to abolish work permits. A statement released on Monday […]

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Ambassador Cesar pledges support to Rwanda technical education

Rwanda’s Ambassador to Germany Cesar Igor has pledged to draw more development partners in TVET during his diplomatic mission. He made remarks on June 16, after meeting with WDA top management to discuss TVET in general and projects supported by the Federal Republic of Germany. After touring TVET training centers, Ambassador Cesar Igor said that […]

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Rwanda’s MDGs achievement records high

Rwanda has achieved and is on course to surpass health Millennium Development Goals (MDGs 4 and 5) related to reducing child mortality and improving maternal health. According to the 5th Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) whose key findings were released last week, infant mortality has steadily decreased to 32 deaths per 1000 live births in […]

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Regional Police officers visit Rwanda amid efforts to tackle transnational crimes

  Thirty Police officers from eleven EAPCCO member states have enrolled in a simulation training exercise at the National Police College (NPC) in Musanze District aimed at enhancing their understanding and cooperation against transnational crimes such as terrorism, narcotics trade and human trafficking. EAPCCO is ‘Eastern Africa Police Chiefs Cooperation Organization’ with 13 member countries. […]

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2015-16 budget to prioritize infrastructure, economic transformation

Government plans to spend FRW 1,768.2 billion in fiscal year 2015/16, representing FRW 5.8 billion increase compared to FRW 1762.3 billion in the 2014/15 revised budget. Government will finance 66% of its budget through domestic resources amounting to FRW 1,174.2 billion indicating an increase of FRW 41.6 billion compared to the domestic revenues in the […]

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