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(L-R) The Chancellor of the Chancellery for Heroes, National Orders and Decorations of Honour, Pierre-Damien Habumuremyi, Minister of State in the Ministry of Youth and Culture, Edouard Bamporiki, and Director of Rwanda Peace Academy Col Jules Rutaremara during Press Conference in Kigali yesterday. Photo: Sam Ngendahimana.

Rwanda launches week-long activities ahead of National Heroes’ Day

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Week-long activities to mark this year's Rwanda National Heroes' Day were launched Friday with a focus on youths to encourage them to embrace a...
Corruption

Rwanda drops three points in global corruption index

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Rwanda dropped three points in Transparency International's 2019 Corruption Perceptions Index released on Thursday, ranking the least corrupt country in East Africa and the...
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Rwanda, Israel to strengthen cooperation on border security

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Rwandan and Israeli defense ministries Wednesday conducted a one-day seminar on border protection in Rwanda's capital Kigali. The seminar was jointly organized...
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Rwanda traffic accidents reduced by 17 percent in 2019

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Rwanda recorded 17 percent reduction of road accidents in 2019 due to a road safety awareness campaign, police spokesperson John Bosco Kabera told Xinhua...

Uganda, Rwanda government officials meet to defuse tension

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Government officials from Rwanda and Uganda on Friday started a meeting here in efforts to normalize relations between the two neighboring countries. ...
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Rwanda calls off border dispute meet with Uganda

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Rwanda has called off a border dispute meeting with Uganda that was scheduled to be held here on Nov. 18, a Uganda government spokesperson...
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Uganda issues protest note to Rwanda over cross-border killings

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Uganda on Tuesday issued a protest note to neighboring Rwanda over what it called continued killings by Rwandan security personnel along the shared border. ...
“Proponents of the New Paradigm in Africa have a new milestone to celebrate, with the opening of a new segment of the Mombasa-Kisumu Standard Gauge Rail (SGR) line in Kenya. On October 16, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta led a celebration to open Segment 2A, a 120 kilometer (75 mile) extension from the capital (and current terminus) of Nairobi, to Naivasha, a large town northwest of the capital. Opening of this—admittedly rather short—segment nonetheless brings the SGR project one step closer to its planned destination: Kampala, the capital city of neighboring, landlocked Uganda.”

China & Russia-Africa Leads to Economic Growth; Not Debt Trap

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Below you will read about the success of the second segment of Kenya’s Standard Gauge Railroad, and President President Cyril Ramaphosa’s firm refutation of...
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Rwanda pushes forward transformation to cashless economy

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Rwanda on Wednesday announced a new phase of a digital payment awareness campaign that seeks to promote digital transaction, payments and savings in order...
Left-Claver Gatet, Rwanda Minister of Infrastructure. Right-Alexy Likacheve, Director General of Rosatrom. Speaking at the Russia-Africa Summit in Sochi.

Nuclear Energy Will Create Jobs and Raise Skill Levels in Africa

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October 27, 2019 The article below from {World Nuclear News}, reports on important agreements with Russia to build nuclear power plants in Africa. Beyond providing...
Commonwealth

Commonwealth countries to hold meeting in Rwanda in 2020

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Rwandan President Paul Kagame and Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland have jointly announced that the next Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting will be held in...

CHOGM 2020 : Commonwealth heads of government to meet in Rwanda

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The next Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) has been officially launched in a video message from the President of Rwanda and the Commonwealth...
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Rwanda financial inclusion records sharp rise in eight years

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Rwanda's overall financial inclusion registered tremendous progress in eight years, expanding from 48 percent in 2008 to 89 percent in 2016, Monique Nsanzabaganwa, Deputy...
A view of the 26th AU summit is seen in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, on Jan. 30, 2016. The 26th ordinary session of the African Union (AU) heads of states and governments kicks off on Saturday at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa. (Xinhua/Pan Siwei)

AU welcomes latest developments in Rwanda, Uganda ties

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The African Union (AU) has commended the signing of a memorandum of understanding to improve the political and economic relations between the governments of...

African governments called to prioritize agricultural transformation for economic development

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A report conducted by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), in Ghana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Nigeria, Senegal and the Sahel region,...
military

Rwanda, U.S. military launch military training exercise

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Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) in partnership with the army of United States on Wednesday launched a military training exercise codenamed Shared Accord 19 at...
Farming

Poor rural households in Rwanda to benefit from US$24.7 million project

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About 7,167 poor and food insecure rural households in Rwanda will benefit from a new US$24.7 million project that aims to improve food and...
budget

Rwanda to raise domestic financing to 68.3 percent in new budget

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Rwanda's domestic financing is expected to reach 68.3 percent in the upcoming 2019-2020 fiscal year, up from 67 percent in the current fiscal year,...
cryptocurrencies

Rwanda makes arrest over cryptocurrency scam

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A Rwandan businessman has been detained over allegations of engaging in cryptocurrency scam business, Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) said on Friday. "RIB...
Rwandan Foreign Minister Richard Sezibera speaks at a press briefing in Kigali, capital of Rwanda, April 30, 2019. Rwanda has detained Callixte Nsabimana alias Sankara, who claims himself as the head of Rwanda rebel group National Liberation Force (NLF), Richard Sezibera said here Tuesday. NLF is a military wing of a Rwanda opposition political party, the Rwandan Movement for Democratic Change led by Rwandan dissident Paul Rusesabagina, known for protecting people during 1994's Rwandan genocide as a manager of Hotel des Mille Collines. (Xinhua/Lyu Tianran)

Rwanda: rebel group leader held

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Rwanda has detained Callixte Nsabimana alias Sankara, who claims to be the head of Rwanda rebel group National Liberation Force (NLF), Rwanda foreign minister...
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Johannesburg Adopts Rwanda’s Clean Up Campaign

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Johannesburg city mayor Herman Mashaba has said the cleanup campaign which they copied from Rwanda is bearing fruit with improvement in cleanliness of the...
budget

Rwanda’s 2019-2020 fiscal Budget Increased

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Rwanda plans to increase government budget by 291.7 billion Rwandan francs (about 320 million U.S. dollars) in the next fiscal year, said finance minister...
Rwandan President Paul Kagame, his wife Jeannette Kagame, African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat and President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker light the flame of remembrance at the Kigali Genocide Memorial during the commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the 1994 Rwandan genocide against Tutsi, in Kigali, capital of Rwanda, on April 7, 2019. Rwandans on Sunday started the commemoration to mark the 25th anniversary of the 1994 genocide that left over 1 million people dead, mainly ethnic Tutsis, with President Pual Kagame calling for continued efforts to transform the country. (Xinhua/Office of the President of Rwanda)

AU Urge Africans to Renew Their Pledge as They Remember Victims

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As Africa marks the 25th Anniversary of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, the African Union (AU) has called on Africans to renew...
A young Rwandan lights the candle for Rwandan President Paul Kagame at a night vigil to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the 1994 Rwandan genocide against Tutsi, in Kigali, capital of Rwanda, on April 7, 2019. Rwandans on Sunday started the commemoration to mark the 25th anniversary of the 1994 genocide that left over 1 million people dead, mainly ethnic Tutsis, with President Pual Kagame calling for continued efforts to transform the country. (Xinhua/Office of the President of Rwanda)

Rwanda Marks 25th Anniversary of Genocide

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Rwandans on Sunday started the commemoration to mark the 25th anniversary of the 1994 genocide that left over 1 million people dead, mainly ethnic...
Rwandan President Paul Kagame, his wife Jeannette Kagame, African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat and President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker light the flame of remembrance at the Kigali Genocide Memorial during the commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the 1994 Rwandan genocide against Tutsi, in Kigali, capital of Rwanda, on April 7, 2019. Rwandans on Sunday started the commemoration to mark the 25th anniversary of the 1994 genocide that left over 1 million people dead, mainly ethnic Tutsis, with President Pual Kagame calling for continued efforts to transform the country. (Xinhua/Office of the President of Rwanda)

Rwanda organises vigil for victims of 1994 Genocide

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Rwandan people on Sunday night gathered at Amahoro National Stadium in capital city Kigali for a night vigil to remember and honor some 1...
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Rwanda and UN Prepare for Early Release of Genocide Convict

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Rwanda and the UN International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (Mechanism) are set to get over the early release of a genocide convict following...
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China’s BRI Expanding Trade in Africa With Infrastructure Where the West Has Failed: Djibouti

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Djibouti Port Director: The BRI Has Vastly Expanded All African Trade and Development Aboubaker Omar Hadi, chairman of Djibouti Ports and Free Zone Authority, told...
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Rwandan and Ugandan Dispute to be handled by East African Law Body

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The East African Law Society (EALS), a regional bar representing lawyers from across the East African Community (EAC) member states, on Wednesday offered to...
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Rwanda and Uganda Will Remain Friends Regardless of Challenges

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Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Saturday said he prefers Rwanda and Uganda to be friends and allies rather than each other's troublemaker. His comment...
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Africa Basketball World Cup Qualifiers: Rwanda to Push Senegal Hard

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Rwanda team may have lost their chance to qualify for the FIBA basketball World Cup 2019 in China but head coach Vladimir Bosnjak says...