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200 FDLR Rebels Blocked From Leaving DR Congo Camp

200 FDLR Rebels Blocked From Leaving DR Congo Camp

At the beginning of 2014, Rwandan rebels, the FDLR, were approached by various African organisations and countries suggesting they would help mediate peace talks between them and the Rwandan government. However, the promoters of mediated peace talks told the rebels that the deal would only be possible on condition; “if you accept to lay down […]

Rwanda signs agreement to boost scientific community

Rwanda signed an Agreement with the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences-Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI) to boost Rwanda scientific community. The agreement will see the setup of an AIMS Centre of Excellence in Mathematical Sciences as well as a state of the art Quantum research centre, a first for Africa. The Minister of Education, Papias Malimba […]

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Rwanda Spending $94 Million On Burundian Refugees

Burundian refugees are weighing heavily on Rwanda. The country has planned spending over $94 million on about 100,000 Burundian refugees in 2016 alone. Every Burundian refugee in Rwanda is entitled to $950, annually, or $2.6 per day. This is $0.4 higher than what an average Rwandan spends. The country is currently hosting 74,526 Burundi refugees, […]

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Global agriculture committee talks obstacles in Rwanda

Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) committee met in Kigali to seek ways of tackling challenges deemed to be obstacle to agriculture sector. The steering committee discussed key challenges including global agriculture financing and as well ascertaining impact made by the Land Husbandry Water Harvesting and Hillside irrigation (LWH) program to beneficiaries LWH program […]

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Budget revised upward favoring social protection, education, health

Yesterday, the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Claver Gatete, tabled before Parliament the proposed 2015/16 revised Budget. The latter has been revised upward by Frw 40.6 billion meaning that the budget estimates for the fiscal year now stand at Frw 1,808.8 billion, up from Frw 1.76 which was initially approved by Parliament in June […]

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Rwanda to host EAC Military Games and Cultural Event

More than 500 personnel from Eastern African Community Partner States Defence Forces will convene in Kigali from 5th-18th August 2016 to participate in 10th Edition of the EAC Military Games and Cultural Event. The preparations for this Event are on high gear. While officiating the Initial Planning Conference (IPC) held in Kigali from 25 to […]

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Rwanda: Tumba College of Technology donates computers to schools

Tumba College of Technology (TCT) donated 229 computers repaired by students to six secondary schools. The schools were also given other ICT equipment including printers, scanners, power cable extension and computer networking switches. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education Dr. Celestin Ntivuguruzwa officially handing over a laptop to a representative of one of the […]

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Uganda students borrow a leaf from Rwanda

A team of University girls’ students and staff, members of CEDA International organization from Uganda visit to emulate Rwanda’s way of empowering women in the society. The group comprising of 29 students toured the Parliament of Rwanda on January 27 2016 for insights. Rwandan women parliamentarians briefed the group on the importance of women empowerment […]

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Thousands engage in campaign against illicit drugs in Gatsibo

Thousands of residents of Gatsibo District including the majority youth, converged at the Teachers Training Centre in Kabarore Sector to witness the public destruction of varied contrabands of illicit substances and to participate in the mass campaign against drug abuse. The exercise was also attended by the district Mayor, Richard Gasana and other local leaders, […]

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Rwanda to increase off grid power network

The government of Rwanda has ventured in expanding of grid power network in the rural areas with the target of 22% access by 2018. The move was disclosed during the signing of an agreement with Ignite Power ltd, a Mauritian firm for the implementation of a rural off grid standalone solar systems electrification project. Rwanda […]

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