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Rwanda Launches US$ 22m Continental Medical College

Rwanda Launches US$ 22m Continental Medical College

Rwanda has established a US$ 22 million medicine college, expected to produce more general medical practitioners. The college, funded by the Adventist Church, and part of the University of Central…

Former Premier Habumuremyi Appointed to Head Heroes Chancellery

Former Premier Habumuremyi Appointed to Head Heroes Chancellery

Rwanda’s Former Prime Minister, Dr. Pierre Damien Habumuremyi, has been appointed the President of the country’s Chancellery for Heroes, National Orders and Decorations of Honor. Dr. Habumuremyi’s…

Over a Million Tourists Help Rwanda’s Tourism Revenue Cross US$ 300m

Over a Million Tourists Help Rwanda’s Tourism Revenue Cross US$ 300m

Rwanda tourism revenues increased from $293m in 2013, to $303m in 2014, representing a 3% increase, Rwanda Development Board (RDB) says. Between July 2013 and June 2014, Rwanda received 1…

DRC’s Problems are its Drunken Soldiers, then Cattle and Food in Rwanda

DRC’s Problems are its Drunken Soldiers, then Cattle and Food in Rwanda

On December 11, 2013, around 9:00am, seven heavily armed soldiers in Congolese military fatigue crossed into Rwanda’s border area about 20km up north from the main border posts…

Tony Blair Says ‘Rwanda is Well-Run Country’

Tony Blair Says ‘Rwanda is Well-Run Country’

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has told an investment conference in South Africa that those seeking to make money should not look elsewhere but three African nations. “Rwanda, Ethiopia…

Rwanda Experiencing Poor Crop Harvests, Farmers Abandoned

Rwanda Experiencing Poor Crop Harvests, Farmers Abandoned

Essential crops in Rwanda are experiencing low harvests, a situation researchers say poses a serious food insecurity. The scenario is linked to farmers’ lack of access to improved seeds. A…

US charity commits to support Rwanda’s education sector

US charity commits to support Rwanda’s education sector

Rwanda, once again, is eligible for the US$2.1b fund, according to Julia Gillard, former PM of Australia and chairman of Global Partnership for Education (GPE). Sixty developing countries…

German’s Frw5b grant for Rwanda’s rural development

German’s Frw5b grant for Rwanda’s rural development

Rwanda has received seven million Euros (Rwf5.5b) from the German government to finance rural development and create employment opportunities. Finance minister, Claver Gatete says the funds, which are in…

Hundreds of Police cadets graduate

Hundreds of Police cadets graduate

446 Police cadet officers at Police Training School in Gishari, Eastern Province, have graduated and await official pass out by the commander-in-chief. February 9, 2015, during the graduation…

Has Kagame’s Policy Against Land Grabbers Paid off?

Has Kagame’s Policy Against Land Grabbers Paid off?

In 1999, Annah Muhorakeye returned to Rwanda from Uganda where she lived as a refugee for 25 years. A peasant from Eastern Rwanda, largely dependent on farming, she spent seven…

Farmers Raise Dust Over Policy Abolishing Sorghum

Farmers Raise Dust Over Policy Abolishing Sorghum

Farmers are angry the government has scraped sorghum off the list of priority crops in the country. On February 3, in a meeting with representatives of farmers pleaded to the…

Who’s to Blame For No Bank Loans to Agricultural Sector?

Who’s to Blame For No Bank Loans to Agricultural Sector?

Financial institutions in Rwanda have maintained their position saying the agriculture sector is ‘insecure’ to invest in. The central banks says of the total lending portfolio from commercial banks, only…