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The Embarrassing Photograph France Would Rather Doesn’t Exist

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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 […]

Giraneza: Burying the hatchet with my family’s killers

John Giraneza urges all Rwandans to change their mindset and embrace unity and reconciliation

John Giranez 40, a Genocide survivor and resident of Batima cell, Rweru sector of Bugesera districtsays that unity and reconciliation program enabled him to marry from the family that killed his relatives during the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi. After embracing unity and reconciliation, John Giraneza married Jeanne Uwimana from the family of Ngirinshuti, who […]

Minerals do not represent conflicts in the region

Minerals do not represent conflicts in the region

According to the Minister of State in the Ministry of Natural Resources in charge of Mining, Evode Imena,   “minerals do not represent conflicts in the region, they represent hope and peace”. This was revealed during a recent visit to various mining activities in Rwanda by Isabele Plessis, in charge of sustainability and due diligence for […]

The tale of Kimironko market

The tale of Kimironko market

Bananas being sold at Kimironko Market On entry to Kimironko market one is met by a bee hive kind of activity, from being pressured by the concierge at the gate to the market vendors inside on hope of being their next customer. Easily accessible due to its location, this is the ideal shopping place for a range of […]

Canadian firm discuss investment opportunities in Rwanda

Canadian firm discuss investment opportunities in Rwanda

The Canadian Firm “Stevia Life” interested in growing stevia in Rwanda is exploring investment opportunities with Rwanda’s Ministry of Trade and Industry in Kigali. The company has keen interest in growing stevia in Rwanda and to set up a plant extracting a sweetener and sugar substitute made from the leaves of the plant species stevia. […]

Rwanda destined to become a regional powerhouse

Rwanda destined to become a regional powerhouse

The Rwanda development board has continued to collaborate with various institutions in the country to improve its economic competitiveness as well as create a favorable environment for businesses. According to Teddy Kaberuka, an economic analyst, the country continues to register an impressive growth largely accelerated by the private sector. “There are a lot of development […]

UNAMID Central Sector Commander commends Rwanda troops in Darfur

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The Central Sector Commander for UN peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID), Brig Gen George Rwigamba commended the job well done by the troops in bringing peace and stability in the Central Sector. He made the remarks on December 24, 2014 while visiting Rwanda peacekeepers deployed in Zalingei Military Team Location, Central Sector Zalingei-Darfur. The Commanding […]

Rwandans in Sudan donate Rwf55m to ex-combatants

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Rwandan Community working in the Republic of the Sudan handed over to Rwanda Demobilisation and Reintegration Commission a contribution of $78,000 to support Rwanda Patriotic Army (RPA) Veterans living with disabilities. The humanitarian event took place on December 24, at RDRC Commission headquarters in Kigali. Speaking during the function, the Chairperson of Rwandan Community in […]

RDF trains South Sudan teachers in ICT skills

RDF trains South Sudan teachers in ICT skills

Rwanda Peacekeepers (Rwanbatt1) deployed in UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) trained 20 primary schools teachers in basic computer training course at New Kapuri Primary School, Northern Bari Payam in Juba. Mary Tomalu, the Director of Northern Bari Payam said that the training will contribute significantly in addressing education challenges and enhance the trainees’ […]

Government to focus on Heritage Tourism

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Rwanda is implementing the National Sustainable Tourism Master Plan, one of the highlights of a Government seven year plan. The Minister for Trade and Industry, Francois Kanimba chaired a validation workshop that is within the framework; dubbed “Heritage Corridor Tourism Sub-Master Plan connecting Kigali to the Nyungwe National Park”. The study was commissioned in collaboration […]