Rwanda is absolutely ready for CHOGM – Commonwealth Secretary-General

Rwanda is absolutely ready for CHOGM – Commonwealth Secretary-General

The Commonwealth Secretariat has given assurance that this year’s Commonwealth Heads of States and Government’s Meeting (CHOGM) scheduled for June 21st this year will take place as planned. This comes amidst global uncertainty occasioned by the Covid-19 pandemic as well as resultant measures to curb it such as travel restrictions. The meeting was initially scheduled to be held in Kigali last year but was postponed due to the Covid-19 […]

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First Lady: Ensure gender-friendly policies reach the lowest parts of society

First Lady: Ensure gender-friendly policies reach the lowest parts of society

First Lady Jeannette Kagame has called for ways to ensure that the gender-friendly policies put in place by the government will sink into the lower parts of society. She made the remarks on Women’s Day, March 8, while speaking at the Motsepe Foundation’s annual Gender Equality, Wellness and Leadership (GEWAL) summit. She highlighted to her audience a number of achievements that Rwanda has registered towards gender […]

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Covid-19 vaccine distributed to 50 hospitals countrywide

Covid-19 vaccine distributed to 50 hospitals countrywide

Fifty district and referral hospitals across the country on Thursday, March 4, received over 347,000 Covid-19 doses, hours before the vaccination exercise is set to kicks off. The vaccination exercise is expected to kick-off on Friday, March 5 and at the national level, it will be launched at Masaka District Hospital in Kicukiro District. The vaccines, which arrived in the country on Wednesday, were acquired under the COVAX […]

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Rwandan coffee commences trading on Singapore’s online platform

Rwandan coffee commences trading on Singapore’s online platform

Customers in Singapore and across the world will now have easy access to some of Rwanda’s traditional products following a move by the country’s leading online supermarket, RedMart, to trade them online. The development was announced by Jean de Dieu Uwihanganye, Rwanda’s High Commissioner to Singapore on Monday, March 1. According to Amb. Uwihanganye, the traditional products including coffee will also debut on the National […]

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Rwanda named among top 10 countries that responded best to Covid-19 outbreak

Rwanda named among top 10 countries that responded best to Covid-19 outbreak

Rwanda ranks sixth among the countries that handled Covid-19 outbreak best, according to a new analysis. The COVID Performance Index, by the Lowy Institute, a think-tank based in Australia, ranked 98 countries and found that smaller populations and capable institutions were the most important factors in managing the global pandemic. Rwanda is the only African country in the top ten, with the other countries on the […]

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With B2B global platform, Rwandan firms eye slice of Singaporean market

With B2B global platform, Rwandan firms eye slice of Singaporean market

More than 90 local companies have been introduced to Global Connect Business to Business (GC B2B) thanks to the partnership between Rwanda and Singapore Business Federation (SBF). GC B2B is an online marketplace that facilitates trade in Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and globally. The portal links businesses, allows suppliers to view and reach out to buyers and hence enables the establishment of a […]

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Kagame calls for more investment in climate adaptation

Kagame calls for more investment in climate adaptation

President Paul Kagame has urged global leaders to prioritize climate adaptation in the course of the year, and beyond, citing that increased investment in the area strengthens societies for future growth and prosperity. Kagame was speaking during this year’s climate adaptation summit, held virtually on Monday, January 25 through 26. In his remarks, the Head of State stressed that as the world works to slow […]

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President Kagame urges review of social protection systems

President Kagame urges review of social protection systems

President Paul Kagame has called for a review and adjustment of social protection systems to fill gaps that have been revealed by the covid-19 crisis and its effects. Kagame was speaking on Monday, January 25, in a virtual panel session as part of the Davos Agenda 2021 forum. The session, themed around advancing a new social contract, examined responses that are likely to be most effective […]

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Rwanda to host world class tech support centre

Rwanda to host world class tech support centre

Rwanda’s technology landscape could experience a major shift, especially for the under-utilized talent as the country joins forces with TEK Experts to establish a know-how support centre in Kigali this year. This was confirmed by the Minister of ICT and Innovation, Paula Ingabire, during an exclusive interview with The New Times on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. TEK Experts is a leading global provider of business and IT support services, […]

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New foundation to promote research, fight genocide ideology

New foundation to promote research, fight genocide ideology

Genocide survivor Yolande Mukagasana has, in partnership with other people, created a foundation whose objective among others include fighting against denial and revisionism of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. Dubbed Yolande Mukagasana Foundation, the foundation also seeks to fight against the ideology of genocide and promote any art that will have the same objective whether in writing, music, theatre or cinema. It will also conduct research […]

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