EAC leaders root for harmonised system of sharing COVID-19 test results

EAC leaders root for harmonised system of sharing COVID-19 test results

President Paul Kagame on Tuesday, May 12, chaired a consultative meeting that brought together four East African Community (EAC) leaders and discussed the regional efforts to tackle the COVID-19 that has ravaged the world. The meeting which had earlier been postponed was held virtually by video conferencing and Kagame chaired it in his capacity as the current chairperson of the summit for the six-nation regional bloc. Other […]

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Rwanda moves to bolster diplomatic service in new appointments

Rwanda moves to bolster diplomatic service in new appointments

President Paul Kagame Monday 11, made new appointments in senior Government positions, and among them several officials in the ministry of foreign affairs tasked with different portfolios. Among those appointed include Jacques Kabale, the former Rwandan Ambassador to France who was named the Ambassador-at-Large in charge of African integration. Kagame promoted to the level of ambassador and named Moses Rugema the Chief of State Protocol […]

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Rwf800 billion to accelerate Rwanda’s economic recovery

Rwf800 billion to accelerate Rwanda’s economic recovery

Fixing the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic could cost the Government over Rwf800 billion over two fiscal years. The spending would propel economic growth rate to an average of 8 per cent by 2022. With the recent partial lifting of the lockdown allowing resumption of economic activity, all eyes are on the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning strategy to accelerate recovery. Among the […]

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New initiative to support innovative entrepreneurs

New initiative to support innovative entrepreneurs

Are you an entrepreneur with an innovative solution that can respond toa challenge posed by the novel coronavirus pandemic? You could access a financial package of up to $40,000 thanks to a new initiative, dubbed Corona Action Rwanda. The initiative is a partnership between Jasiri, the Ministry of ICT and Innovation, entrepreneurship development partners Inkomoko, Norrsken Foundation, and Westerwelle Start-up Haus. Under the new initiative, entrepreneurs across Rwanda […]

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Rwanda most committed to AfCFTA

Rwanda most committed to AfCFTA

Rwanda is the country most committed to the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement, a new report, dubbed, The AfCFTA Year Zero Report, has said. The study, which offers a baseline of the continent’s readiness for the start of trade under a continental framework, was published by The AfroChampions Initiative, which was launched by African leaders in January 2017. The initiative, also known as the […]

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COVID-19: Private sector inks deal to support SMEs

COVID-19: Private sector inks deal to support SMEs

The Private Sector Federation on Monday, May 4, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Access to Finance Rwanda in a new initiative aimed at supporting entrepreneurs in Rwanda to adjust to economic realities of COVID-19. The parties to the deal, as noted, seek to share their respective strengths, experiences, technologies, including technical assistance to facilitate Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) during the COVID-19 pandemic. They also seek […]

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Updates on Government of Rwanda Response to COVID-19

Updates on Government of Rwanda Response to COVID-19

New measures to mitigate #COVID19 come into force today. Here is what you need to know: – Public and private businesses will resume with essential staff not exceeding 50%. – Employers will provide masks for all employees while at work. Learn more at gov.rw/koronavirusi

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Fablab Rwanda builds COVID-19 spray door frame

Fablab Rwanda builds COVID-19 spray door frame

Local digital fabrication laboratory has built a working prototype of a 360-degree sanitizing tunnel, marking the first ever of its kind in Rwanda’s ongoing fight against the coronavirus. Resembling a door frame metal detector, the machine is equipped with motion sensors. It sprays a 360-degree mist of foggy hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) in an automated response to human movement. The sanitizing tunnel has a total of […]

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Rwanda records 60% reduction in malaria deaths

Rwanda records 60% reduction in malaria deaths

A combination of hands-on preventive measures like spraying the most at risk homes, distribution of treated mosquito nets and deployment of community health workers have played a significant role in reducing the country’s malaria deaths by 60 percent; The New Times learnt this week. This was revealed in an interview conducted last week with Dr Aimable Mbituyumuremyi, the Head of the Malaria and other Parasitic Infections Unit at the […]

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Nshuti Manasseh appointed State Minister for EAC

Nshuti Manasseh appointed State Minister for EAC

President Paul Kagame has appointed Professor Manasseh Nshuti as the new Minister in charge of East African Community (EAC) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. Nshuti replaces Oliver Nduhungirehe who was dropped from cabinet in April, under accusations of letting his personal opinions prevail over those held by the government. Nshuti has previously served in a number of portfolios in the government. […]

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