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More female Police officers set to go for peacekeeping missions

More female Police officers set to go for peacekeeping missions

Eighty Rwanda National Police Individual Police Officers (IPOs), 73 of them females, will on January 25, leave for a one year peacekeeping operations in four separate United Nations missions. A batch of 40 females will be deployed under the United Nations–African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), 28 of which 21 are females will go to […]

Phoenix Metals commence smelting activities in Rwanda

Phoenix Metals Ltd, owner of Karuruma Tin Smelting Plant has kicked off the smelting activities. According to Mr. Raphaël Ritter de Zahony, the company CEO, they are going to work for 10 days non-stop as they test the maximum capacity of the plant. The smelter has two furnaces with each having a capacity of smelting […]

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RDF starts relief operation for MINUSCA peacekeepers in CAR

Rwanda Defence Forces kick- started relief in place operation for its peacekeepers deployed in the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). The first batch of 125 Officers and Men were airlifted on 22 January 2015 aboard RwandAir to Bangui, Central African Republic. The Operation is expected to conclude on […]

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Italian District in cooperation with Huye District

The Mayor of Limbiante district in Italy accompanied by the vice mayor in charge of social welfare, launched a mutual cooperation between their district and Huye district. This initiative comes following 14 years of support that an Italian organization called Variopinto has been offering support to Tumba sector of Huye district. During the visit, the […]

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Over 900 complete ‘Police basic course’

As Rwanda National Police (RNP) continues to bolster its ranks with well trained staff, the tenth intake of 916 recruits including 149 females, were successfully passed out after completing an intensive eight months Basic Police Course at the Police Training School in Gishari, Rwamagana district. The recruits were given the rank of Police Constable (PC) […]

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Female police officers conclude pre-deployment training

At least 165 female police officers of the Rwanda National Police (RNP) concluded a twelve-week United Nations Pre-deployment peacekeeping training, on September 12, held at RNP headquarters in Kacyiru The course was undertaken in close collaboration between the Rwanda National Police and the United Nations peacekeeping support operations. The training was implemented under requirements set […]

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Umuganda legacy bringing harmony and development among Rwandans

Every last Saturday mornings of each month Rwanda holds community work known as Umuganda where locals across the country commit to cleaning as they also get to each other.   This day is also dedicated to fixing and repairing— clearing bushes, repairing, feeder roads, building houses for the homeless, building schools, sweeping and clogged drainages […]

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Society of American Travel Writers awards Nyungwe Nziza Project

The Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) awarded Nyungwe National park for its tourism project – Nyungwe Nziza aimed at raising environmental awareness in Rwanda. The award was received by Rwanda on October 21, 2013.   The 2013 awards recognized the projects that aimed at preserving nature among them Nyungwe Nziza.   The project has […]

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Global Environment Facility Representatives analyse projects to improve global environment

“Global Environment Facility has invested a lot in the African region, bringing together different themes of environmental governance into integrated strategies that cross local, national and regional boundaries while meeting and respecting our respective development agenda, national policies and programs,” said Minister of Natural Resources, Stanislas Kamanzi. Kamanzi made the remarks while opening the Global […]

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Japan gives $5.9M to Congolese refugees living in Rwanda

The Government of Japan has given a contribution to three UN agencies worth $5.9 million to help the more than 32,000 Congolese refugees who have found a safe haven in Rwanda get food, medical treatment, better sanitation and education.   The contribution goes to UNICEF, WFP and UNHCR, which co-ordinates the overall humanitarian response to […]

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