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Ms Geek: Meet the girls that could drive Rwanda’s tech revolution

Ms Geek: Meet the girls that could drive Rwanda’s tech revolution

Rwanda is known to be home to some of the most beautiful women in the world. And, the search for the finest girl to crown “Miss Rwanda”, is one of the most intense beauty contests there is. Both local and international judges assemble to assess the beauty pageants on their poise, excellent social skills and an […]

Rwanda: Kwibuka21 to focus on fighting Genocide denial and revisionism

On 7 April 2015, Rwandans across the country will commemorate the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi for the 21st time. They will honour the million lives lost in a hundred days. Known as ‘Kwibuka’ – the Kinyarwanda word for ‘remember’ – this year’s commemoration will focus on fighting Genocide denial and revisionism. Both the mourning […]

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Rwanda: Government in disaster management drive

Seraphine Mukantabana, the Minister of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs (MIDMAR) launched a web portal that will raise national wide awareness on disaster preparedness. The move will facilitate disaster data and information sharing as well as improve response to disasters. “The web portal will help the public to get accurate information that can guide them […]

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Kigali restaurants risk being closed over hygiene

Nyarugenge district Mayor, Solange Mukasonga has warned restaurant owners in the district to uphold cleanliness and hygiene standards in order to avoid food poisoning and other incidents that have been caused by poor hygiene. The Mayor says that many restaurants in the city of Kigali are not taking serious the requirements of maintaining hygiene and […]

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Minister Harerimana challenges youth to safeguard country’s dev’t

Minister of Internal Security, Sheikh Musa Fazil Harerimana, challenged youth to have a specific duty to safeguard the peace and development that Rwanda has achieved by promoting patriotism and unity in their communities. Harerimana was speaking at Nkumba Ubutore Training Center while officially opening the third intake of the Youth Volunteers in Crime Prevention that […]

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Kagame commends women’s commitment to promoting unity in Rwanda

President Kagame commended women from Unity Club “Intwararumuri” as well as Rwandans who have dedicated their time to promote unity and reconciliation in the Rwandan society. He made remarks at the celebration organized by Unity Club members and Rwanda Leaders Network (RWLN) for the Women’s Day Celebrations dinner in Kigali. “Promoting gender equality is not […]

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International researchers hail Rwanda police’s community policing program

Researchers and academicians from the International Victimology Institute Tilburg, Netherlands and the University of Rwanda, hailed Rwanda National Police for a strong existing partnership with the citizens in fostering an environment of trust. The group of 15 is in a partnership tour in the country that seeks to study about transitional justice mechanisms in Rwanda. […]

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World Bank gives Miners certificates

Thirty trainees were awarded certificates, after completing a four-month course in mining by World Bank in Rwanda. Through support from the Skills Development Fund (SDF), operating under Work force Development Authority (WDA), the ceremony that took place at the Wolfram Mine located in Rwinkwavu sector in Kayonza district, Eastern Province. The training was conducted by […]

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UK varsity students in Rwanda to learn on post conflict reconstruction

Students from St Andrews University based in the UK are visiting to learn from Rwanda’s progress in post conflict reconstruction. Led by Dr. Hazel Cameron, a lecturer in Criminology and Genocide studies and currently the Director of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, the delegation include four professors and eleven post graduate students. During […]

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Chinese firm disseminating fabric-manufacturing skills in Rwanda

C&H Garments Company owned by Chinese nationals, Helen Hai and Candy Ma is training Rwandan youth in manufacturing garments in Kigali. This training of 80 students comes after the Government of Rwanda through Rwanda Development Board (RDB) signed a Memorandum of Agreement with C&H Garments Company in July 2014. The Company has invested in automatic […]

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