Lifting COVID-19 lockdown will be a phased exercise – Kagame

adPresident Paul Kagame has said that cabinet will meet this week to analyse available information on the progress in containing COVID-19, which will inform the next course of action. Addressing a virtual press conference that brought together members of the local and international press corps on Monday, April 27, the president said that opening up the economy from the ongoing lockdown will be a phased […]

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Rwanda uses drones to deliver cancer drugs to patients

Rwanda uses drones to deliver cancer drugs to patients

The lockdown measures to contain the spread of the new coronavirus have complicated many activities including access to certain medical services, including cancer treatment. According to doctors, cancer patients who fail to get the right care and access to medical services are more likely to die from the disease as opposed to dying from coronavirus. To limit that, Partners in Health (PIH), an organisation which […]

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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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Kagame calls for global solidarity in COVID19 fight

Kagame calls for global solidarity in COVID19 fight

A victory over the COVID-19 pandemic and restoration of normalcy will among other things require international solidarity and collaboration to ensure that all regions across the world are safe, President Paul Kagame has said. Kagame made the remarks on Friday at the virtual launch of a global collaboration to accelerate the development, production and equitable access to new COVID-19 diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccines. The initiative […]

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Rwanda unveils virtual tours for mountain gorillas

Rwanda unveils virtual tours for mountain gorillas

Tourist hotspots in Rwanda are currently temporarily closed to curb the spread of coronavirus, just like anywhere else.  Moreover, the experience is being taken online to enable tourists and other people to tour some of the country’s touristic features. This week, the Rwanda Development Board (RDB), in partnership with The Ellen Fund, Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund and Habitat XR, announced that they were bringing the […]

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COVID-19: Rwandan youth to take part in Global Digital Challenge

COVID-19: Rwandan youth to take part in Global Digital Challenge

Rwandans have been urged to take part in innovating digital solutions to support people during the COVID-19 period and beyond. Alibaba, a Chinese e-commerce giant company has established the Alibaba Global E-commerce Talent Challenge 2020 that aims at seeking innovative digital solutions to support people, businesses and institutions during the COVID-19. The challenge is part of Alibaba Business School Global E-commerce Talent Programme in Collaboration with […]

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Rwanda pledges $1m towards African solidarity fund on COVID-19 response

Rwanda pledges $1m towards African solidarity fund on COVID-19 response

Rwanda has committed a total of $1m to the African Union COVID Fund and the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), President Paul Kagame has announced. Kagame was speaking during a teleconference meeting of the Extended AU Bureau chaired by South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa convening Heads of State and Government of DR Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Senegal, Zimbabwe, AUC Chair and […]

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COVID-19: Accurate data critical in fighting pandemic in Africa

COVID-19: Accurate data critical in fighting pandemic in Africa

Getting timely, accurate data to get the COVID-19 pandemic under control in Africa is critical for the success of global efforts, experts said on Monday, April 20. This was as the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD) unveiled an initiative to strengthen Africa’s data ecosystems in the face of the current pandemic. The initiative was […]

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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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Local companies turn to production of COVID-19 protective gear

Local companies turn to production of COVID-19 protective gear

Rwanda Food and Drug Authority (FDA) on Friday approved a list of more than 20 domestic companies that have been authorized to turn their facilities into production of personal protective equipment. The companies will be producing barrier and surgical masks, as well as face shields, and this is expected to support the country to cut down on the imports of these equipment. Dr. Charles Karangwa, […]

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