Kwibuka26: CNLG reveals commemoration programme

Kwibuka26: CNLG reveals commemoration programme

Although cases of coronavirus continue to rise, the National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG) has said that commemoration activities for the 26th anniversary of the Genocide against the Tutsi will proceed. In an exclusive interview with The New Times, Jean-Damascène Bizimana, the Executive Secretary of CNLG, said there will be changes to this year’s commemoration activities. “As we are in a challenging situation of fighting against coronavirus, […]

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Rwanda COVID-19 cases rise to 70, all stable

Rwanda COVID-19 cases rise to 70, all stable

The Ministry of Health has confirmed an additional 10 people positive for the novel coronavirus bringing the total tally to 70 as of Sunday, March 29. The new cases include 6 travelers who had arrived in the country from Dubai, UAE, 2 travelers from South Africa, one traveler from Nigeria as well as a frequent in the East African Region.  All patients had been in isolation. The […]

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We have to win the fight, Kagame on COVID-19

We have to win the fight, Kagame on COVID-19

President Paul Kagame has said that the government will do everything possible to support Rwandans during the Coronavirus containment period which is characterized by social and economic challenges. The President was addressing the nation on 27th March on the global coronavirus pandemic. Kagame said that the government was well aware that a section of Rwandans are facing challenging especially those whose livelihoods had been interrupted […]

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EAC ministers agree on joint action to fight COVID-19

EAC ministers agree on joint action to fight COVID-19

East African Community (EAC) Ministers for Health and others responsible for regional affairs met Wednesday, March 25, by video conference in a session chaired by Dr. Daniel Ngamije, Rwanda’s Minister of Health. Ngamije is also the current Chairperson of the EAC Sectoral Council of Ministers responsible for Health. All six countries were represented at the meeting that was aimed at sharing information on the COVID-19 […]

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Rwanda COVID-19 cases jump to 36

Rwanda COVID-19 cases jump to 36

The number of confirmed Coronavirus cases in the country grew by 17 on Monday to a total of 36, the latest statement by the Ministry of Health indicates. The 17 new cases include; nine travelers from Dubai, UAE, three travelers from Kenya, two from the United States, and one each from Qatar and India. Another one case is a contact of a previously confirmed case […]

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Rwandan nationals stranded abroad airlifted

Rwandan nationals stranded abroad airlifted

The first batch of Rwandans who were stranded abroad amid the novel coronavirus outbreak arrived in the country on Sunday, thanks to the Government’s partnership and KLM airline. Most governments placed their countries into lockdown with no flights allowed to fly in as a measure to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving many people stranded, including Rwandans. Rwandan nationals, mainly comprised of students abroad and other diaspora communities, had expressed […]

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H.E. Uwihanganye updates RTV on Coronavirus situation in Asia-Pacific

H.E. Uwihanganye updates RTV on Coronavirus situation in Asia-Pacific

In an interview with Rwanda Broadcasting Agency (RTV) on 20 March 2020, High Commissioner Jean de Dieu Uwihanganye talks about the current Coronavirus situation in Singapore, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand, the containment measures that had been put in place, and the status of the Rwandan Community in each country.

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Kagame welcomes COVID-19 test kits donation by Jack Ma

Kagame welcomes COVID-19 test kits donation by Jack Ma

President Paul Kagame expressed his gratitude for the COVID-19 test kits donated by Chinese business magnate Jack Ma. Ma is the founder of Alibaba Group, a philanthropist and investor. The donation arrived in Kigali on Friday March 20. Kagame, via his twitter handle, thanked the Chinese business magnate for contributing towards work to stop the spread of Coronavirus, a global pandemic. From Ma’s donation, each […]

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Francophonie Day: Mushikiwabo roots for solidarity to tackle global challenges

The Secretary-General of International Organisation of La Francophonie (OIF) has said that for the French-speaking community to be more impactful in the future, it has to reinforce the achievement of shared prosperity through solidarity and respect among its members. Louise Mushikiwabo made the observation through a video message as La Francophonie marked its 50th anniversary on Friday, March 20. The celebration came at the time […]

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Rwanda explores ways to support nationals facing travel difficulties

Rwanda explores ways to support nationals facing travel difficulties

Rwanda announced travel restrictions Wednesday, including halting all departing and arriving passenger commercial flights in the country, for a period of 30 days. The Ministry of Health said in a statement that commercial flights, including RwandAir will be halted beginning Friday midnight March 20, as part of the measures to contain the Covid-19 outbreak. As a result, Rwandans who were in transit raised concerns that they would […]

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