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Government hearkens to Rwandans’ Quest for Constitution Amendment


Legal heavyweights in Rwanda must be crossing fingers after a law establishing a commission to help parliament amend the constitution was passed and published yesterday. A presidential order authorizing government to vet and submit names is expected any time soon.  The order will also provide for salaries, benefits and support staff. Then senate will approve […]

Ethiopia, Rwanda working jointly for better Africa


Rwanda and Ethiopia have suggested new development models they believe can help Africa break away from the prescribed Western models. African leaders of the two countries and those from other states agreed that Africa should stop being bullied into “accepting policies that misrepresent us and do us harm in the end.” Speaking at a high-level […]

Rwandans, Ethiopians working for collective development


The Meles Zenawi Foundation in partnership with the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Government of Rwanda is holding its inaugural symposium on August 21, in Kigali, Rwanda, under the theme “The African Democratic Developmental State.” Inspired by the late Ethiopian Prime Minister’s commitment to the state’s prominent role in building robust accountable institutions and […]

Government targets $409 million from mining


The government has implemented several reforms, including the demarcation of mining sites intended for bidding, in order to meet its aim of raising US$409 million from the mining sector by 2017. A statement by the state minister in charge of natural resources Evode Imena said. The process is in fact already underway – on 17 […]

Rare Precious stones NOW in Rwanda

A rock showing traces of Amethyst extracted from a mining site in Ruhango district, Southern Rwanda

Rwanda has announced it may have large amounts of rare precious stones underneath; the discovery could boost image of the country’s mining sector. Mr. Evode Imena the State Minister for Mining twitted pictures of Amethyst veins discovered at a mining site in Ruhango district in southern province of the country. “Veins extend for 1200 metres, […]

Term limits: MPs nationwide consultations in pictures

Mr. Kajangwe a resident of Kimihurura sector gestures that he wants article 101 amended now

For a period of a week, the News Of Rwanda has created some of the most memorable MPs consultations photography. Here, look at the best imagery from this a countrywide tour to collect public views on the proposed amendment of Article 101 of the Constitution, following demands by millions of Rwandans that all obstacles be […]

Cyanika: Nyakatsi eradication, reason to vote Kagame again

Deputy Semasaka explains to residents on possible constitutional changes.

Nyakatsi eradication is a household word in Rwanda especially among rural population. Former Nyakatsi dwellers in Cyanika sector of Burera district see no other reason of saying bye to the exemplary President Kagame all in the name of “Presidential term limits”. This is because they inhabited for long in grass thatched houses due to poverty […]

Rwandans in Diaspora commemorate 21st genocide anniversary

Rwandans in Diaspora commemorate 21st genocide anniversary

Rwanda community in Diaspora countries joined their nation in commemorating the 21 Kwibuka 1994 genocide against the Tutsi. ‘Kwibuka’ – the Kinyarwanda word for ‘remember’ – will this year focus on fighting Genocide denial and revisionism. Rwandans celebrated the event in different cities including the Netherlands, Moscow, Paris New, Delhi, Dakar, London, Brussels, Addis Ababa, […]

Rwanda peacekeepers respond to disaster aftermath in Haiti

Rwanda peacekeepers respond to disaster aftermath in Haiti

The Rwanda National Police (RNP) peacekeepers serving under the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (UNSTAMIH) opened the road that was blocked by mudslides and floods from the torrential rain. The rains blocked the key road that links the town of Jeremie to the capital Port Au Prince and other cities, causing traffic and bringing […]

The Embarrassing Photograph France Would Rather Doesn’t Exist


On June 25, 1994, Boniface Higiro was 19 years. At around 11:00am, a convoy of military and white civilian vehicles drove uphill towards Bisesero, located in Western Rwanda. “We saw white people calling us to come down as they were here to rescue us,” narrates Higiro, now 40 years. And they did come out hoping […]