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24 regional army officers complete UN course

24 regional army officers complete UN course

Military officers from eight regional countries who attended the just-concluded a United Nations and African Union Staff Officers’ course at the Rwanda Peace Academy have pledged to put to good use the skills they acquired from the training. The course, which took place in Musanze, brought together 24 ended on Thursday. The course was aimed […]

Kenya activists commend Rwanda Isange One stop Centre

A delegation from the Africa UNiTE Kenya, visited Isange One stop Centre situated at the Police Hospital in Kacyiru, and commended the achievements registered by the centre in responding to Gender Based Violence (GBV) issues. The delegation composed of officials from Gender Commission, civil society, and UN women, is in the country for a five-day […]

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Experts in Kigali on financing climate compatible development conference

International experts from across Asia, Africa, Latin America and Caribbean are in Kigali for a South-South learning exchange on financing climate compatible development. More than 50 countries are establishing national funds dedicated to coordinating and mobilising climate finance. The three day meeting will provide Rwanda with the chance to share its success in establishing the […]

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World Bank gauges Rwanda fast economic growth

World Bank has launched the new Rwanda Economic Update (REU) which projects an economic growth rate of 7.4percent in 2015 and 7.6percent in 2016. The report projects Rwanda’s poverty rate to decline from 63percent in 2011 to 54percent in 2016, thus moving approximately one million people above the poverty rate, according to the report unveiled […]

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US Ambassador to Rwanda commends Police efforts towards safety, security

The US Ambassador to Rwanda, Erica Barks-Ruggles, has commended Rwanda National Police (RNP) for its high-level professionalism and commitment to upgrade skills of its officers, which has enabled the force to sustain the peace and security of Rwanda. She was speaking on July 6, during her visit of the Police Training School in Gishari, Rwamagana […]

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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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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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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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Gasana urges new police cadets to uphold professionalism

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Emmanuel K. Gasana has welcomed the recently graduated Police cadet officers and urged them to uphold professionalism at all times. IGP Gasana said this on May 18, while briefing the 462 officer graduates who had just returned from one week break ahead of being deployed in different departments and […]

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World Bank commends Isange One Stop Centre

The World Bank Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, Sri Mulyani Indrawati hailed Isange One Stop Centre as an excellent model which offers hope to victims of gender based violence (GBV). While visiting the centre on May 15, 2015 Indrawati, noted that offering such high level services to victims of GBV is important in the […]

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