Rwandans in Singapore honour Genocide victims

Rwandans in Singapore honour Genocide victims

The leaders of the Rwandan communities across Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia have highlighted the need to unify and join hands in countering and defeating those that want to misrepresent the history of Rwanda and twist the facts about the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. They made the observations last week on April 18, 2020 as the High Commission of the Republic of Rwanda to […]

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CHOGM 2020 postponed over coronavirus pandemic

CHOGM 2020 postponed over coronavirus pandemic

The 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) that was scheduled to take place in Kigali in June this year has been postponed as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. In a statement released by this organization on Tuesday, April 21, it was noted that this meeting and associated events will be held in Kigali “at a time to be announced in due course.” “As a […]

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26th Commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi webcast

26th Commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi webcast

The High Commission’s 26th Commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi was broadcasted live on Saturday 18th April 2020 at 11am (SGT). The recording of the webcast is now available.     Remember, Unite and Renew together with us. Minute of Silence & Candle lighting | Survivor’s Testimony | Remarks from RCA Leaders | Speeches from Honorary Consul-Generals | Address by the High Commissioner | […]

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Kwibuka26 live webcast | 18 April 2020

Kwibuka26 live webcast | 18 April 2020

The High Commission’s 26th Commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi will be live on this Saturday 18th April 2020 at 11am (SGT). Remember, Unite and Renew together with us at https://bit.ly/3cmfwQx. #Kwibuka26

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Top government officials forfeit April salary to support vulnerable citizens

Top government officials forfeit April salary to support vulnerable citizens

Senior government officials including Cabinet Members, Permanent Secretaries and heads of parastatals, among other senior leaders will forfeit April’s salary to contribute to social protection of vulnerable citizens. This was announced through a statement issued by the Office of Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente. According to a statement released on Sunday evening, the move is in solidarity with the most affected Rwandans during an ongoing lockdown […]

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Kagame, AU leaders discuss Africa’s COVID-19 response

Kagame, AU leaders discuss Africa’s COVID-19 response

President Paul Kagame said Friday he held a productive conference with other African Union leaders, which discussed the need for a robust response to the coronavirus pandemic. The virtual meeting, which was chaired by the AU Chairperson, President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa, highlighted the importance of Africa coming together and speaking with one voice in dealing with the consequences of COVID-19. The Rwandan leader is the […]

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Govt to up private-sector support fund for COVID-19 recovery

Govt to up private-sector support fund for COVID-19 recovery

Members of the Rwandan business community whose operations have been affected or halted as a result of the novel coronavirus will soon access affordable capital from a special fund to be established by government. The Minister of Finance and Economic Planning Dr. Uzziel Ndagijimana said that the ministry’s technicians and partners were currently working on a fund to facilitate the recovery of the economy. Like […]

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COVID-19: Rwanda receives $109m emergency funding from IMF

COVID-19: Rwanda receives $109m emergency funding from IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Thursday that it has approved $109.4 million credit to Rwanda. The disbursement will help the country, which has registered 84 coronavirus cases so far, to address the pandemic. The emergency assistance is drawn under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF), which provides rapid concessional financial assistance with limited conditionality to low-income countries. “It will serve to meet Rwanda’s urgent balance of […]

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COVID-19: Rwanda extends lockdown by 15 days

COVID-19: Rwanda extends lockdown by 15 days

Rwanda has ordered a 15-day extension of the current lockdown until April 19. The decision to extend the current two-week lockdown initially declared on March 21 to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus was reached during an extraordinary cabinet meeting held via video link on Wednesday. The initial two-week lockdown was meant to end over the weekend. As has been the case over the last week and a half, […]

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The dance of Rwanda’s Warriors

The dance of Rwanda’s Warriors

Tall, strong, dark figures pacing from side to side. Their voices echo, and in unison they chant. Harmoniously, there is a cacophony of sounds emerging from brightly dressed men. These men are the chosen ones, the warriors, handpicked to serve the King.    Listening to music that accompanies the dance, you will hear a variety of tones and beats. The main presiding sound would be the […]

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