COVID-19: Govt keeps keen eye on economy

COVID-19: Govt keeps keen eye on economy

The Government is currently monitoring the economic implications of the novel coronavirus outbreak to devise appropriate interventions. The monitoring is currently being overseen by a steering committee made up of officials from the public and private sectors. The steering committee, led by the Finance ministry, is assessing economic aspects affected and, to what extent, to formulate and design fiscal and policy interventions. The Minister of […]

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Coronavirus cases in Rwanda rise to seven

Coronavirus cases in Rwanda rise to seven

The number of the novel coronavirus cases in Rwanda, has risen to seven following two more people who tested positive on Monday, the Ministry of Health said. The recent cases include that of a Rwandan woman whose husband tested positive for coronavirus on Sunday with recent travel history in Fiji, United States and Qatar. The other is a 61-year old German native who arrived in Rwanda on […]

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Coronavirus: RBC Director-General explains country’s preparedness and readiness

Coronavirus: RBC Director-General explains country’s preparedness and readiness

Dr. Sabin Nsanzimana, Director-General of Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC), the government agency which coordinates epidemic preparedness and response in the country, on Friday sat down with The New Times’ James Karuhanga to shed light on what the country is doing to thwart the scary COVID-19 outbreak now declared a global pandemic.  This was a day before the first case of the virus was confirmed in the country. The […]

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Kagame cautions against panic as Rwanda confirms first coronavirus case

Kagame cautions against panic as Rwanda confirms first coronavirus case

President Paul Kagame has called upon Rwandans to showcase discipline and not to panic in the wake of the country’s confirmation of its first case of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Ministry of Health on Saturday announced that an Indian citizen who arrived from Mumbai, India, on March 8, tested positive of COVID-19, making Rwanda the second East African country to register a patient, after […]

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Local AI firm builds speech recognition for Kinyarwanda

Local AI firm builds speech recognition for Kinyarwanda

Digital Umuganda, a fully Rwandan artificial intelligence (AI) firm, is building an automatic speech and voice recognition infrastructure for Kinyarwanda in partnership with Rwanda Utility and Regulatory Authority (RURA). The technology is part of RURA’s joint initiative dubbed KinyaTech with a non-profit behind Firefox web-browser, Mozilla and the German Development Agency, GIZ, with the aim to improve the preconditions for AI implementation and utilization. Opposed […]

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Rwanda, Uganda sign extradition treaty

Rwanda, Uganda sign extradition treaty

Rwandan dissidents, especially members of Rwanda National Congress (RNC), involved in anti-Rwanda operations in neighbouring Uganda could soon face justice in Kigali following the signing of an extradition treaty between the two countries. The treaty was signed during the fourth quadripartite summit between Head of States and Government of Angola, Democratic of Congo, Uganda and Rwanda at Gatuna at the Rwanda-Uganda border. The extradition treaty provides the […]

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Rwanda on track to host CHOGM

Rwanda on track to host CHOGM

Does Kigali look like a city hosting CHOGM in less than 5 months? What does a city hosting CHOGM look like? What has not been done yet? Are we even ready? These are some of the questions that Rwandans can often be heard asking out loud in regards to the oncoming Common Wealth Heads of State and Government Meeting scheduled for July this year. The […]

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Govt retreat to focus on Vision 2050

Govt retreat to focus on Vision 2050

The agenda of the 17th National Leadership Retreat, commonly known as Umwiherero (retreat), will mainly focus on shaping the country in line with Vision 2050, the Minister in the President’s Office, Judith Uwizeye said on Saturday, February 15. Approximately 400 people from the Government, private sector, youth and friends of Rwanda will be part of this four-day retreat that will kick-off Sunday, February 16. Participants on Saturday, […]

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Rwanda leads in implementing continental agriculture plan

Rwanda leads in implementing continental agriculture plan

Rwanda has emerged the best-performing country overall in implementing a continental policy framework for agricultural transformation, wealth creation, food security and nutrition, economic growth and prosperity for all. A report by the African Union Commission (AUC) presented at the AU Summit in Addis Ababa on Monday indicated that Rwanda’s performance – in implementing the 2014 Malabo Declaration of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) […]

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Kagame donates Rwf460 million to African women’s leadership fund

President Paul Kagame on Saturday pledged Rwf460 million ($500,000) to the newly launched African Women’s Leadership Fund (AWLF). The President made the pledge during the Gender Equality and Women Empowerment in Africa breakfast he attended alongside President Sahle-Work Zewde of Ethiopia, President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa, African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and other Heads of State and Government […]

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