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Rwanda Spending $94 Million On Burundian Refugees

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, […]

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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Renowned Diplomats Passionate as Rwanda Foreign Policy Clarified

At a glamorous annual diplomat luncheon held at Village Urugwiro, President Paul Kagame clarified in a brief but precise address, Rwanda’s engagement with the rest of the world. President Kagame said that Rwanda’s foreign policy is informed by free open dialogue, friendship and partnership. “Rwanda’s diplomacy and international engagement are resolutely multilateral, cooperative and judicious,” […]

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Rwanda’s First Lady To Introduce Young Leaders To Leadership

Rwanda’s First Lady Mrs.Jeannette Kagame is expected to address young leaders from various sectors at the first young leaders conference on Saturday, January 9, 2016. Organised by Rwanda leadership fellowship under the theme; ‘Sowing seeds of excellence in young leaders generation’, the conference will attract over 250 young leaders from around the world. The conference, taking […]

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Rwanda repatriates two Congolese Soldiers to DRC

Rwanda has handed over two FARDC soldiers after they trespassed into its territory of Rugerero and Gisenyi sectors, Rubavu district in West province. Coparal Molanga Jean Marie Eric and Sergeant Omar Muntu Jean were arrested on the evening of November 12 and December 25, 2015 respectively. Congolese soldiers are still defying border demarcations and illegally […]

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RWANDA’S UMUSHYIKIRANO: What Went Right Or Wrong All Comes Out Here

In June 2011, Seraphine  Mukantabana, now Minister of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs (MIDIMAR), returned to Rwanda, ending 17 years of exile life from far away Congo-Brazzaville. She was surprised by how the country had transformed since fleeing Rwanda in 1994, despite ‘lies’ spread in exile. Mukantabana  had always wanted to express her appreciation to […]

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More FDLR Commanders fleeing DRC Jungles to Rwanda

Captain Jean Baptiste Gakwandi, a founding member of FDLR rebels based in DRC has dropped guns and headed back home in Rwanda. Gakwandi 47, who hails from Rutare sector in Gicumbi district-Northern Rwanda, was deputy commander of the Holeb Maj Marius Unit of FDLR located at Rutare in Rutchuru, a zone in North Kivu-Eastern DRC. […]

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Fighting corruption takes collective responsibility- Cyanzayire

Aloysie Cyanzayire, Rwanda’s Ombudsman has called upon Rwandans to collectively take part in the fight against corruption as the country extends observing Anti- Corruption Day for a week. The Ombudsman made the remarks in Kigali while raising the urgency of corruption fight and awareness to citizen. In the run-up to the latter, the Office of […]

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