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Genocide survivors demand for ‘International Trust Fund’

Posted on 28 June 2016

IBUKA – the umbrella grouping of Genocide survivors associations is piling pressure on the Rwandan government to put its weight behind a global fund to support the survivors of the 1994 genocide against Tutsi. The grouping wants what it has already branded as an ‘International Trust Fund for Survivors’. The chair of IBUKA says the […]

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Rwezamenyo residents join intensified anti-crimes drive

Posted on 25 June 2016

Residents of Rwezamenyo Sector of Nyarugenge District have been urged to be vibrant and actively join the intensified crime prevention campaigns and be the voice against Human Trafficking, drug abuse, Gender Based Violence and Child Abuse. The call was made by Superintendent of Police (SP) Christophe Semuhungu, the Director of anti-narcotics unit in Rwanda National […]

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400 Youth Volunteers begin training in crime prevention

Posted on 24 June 2016

The fourth intake of 400 members of Rwanda Youth Volunteers in Community Policing (RYVCP), yesterday began a week-long training on crime prevention at National Police College (NPC) in Musanze District. The training that falls within the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between RYVCP and Rwanda National Police (RNP) was presided over by the National Coordinator […]

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I Miss Home But Didn’t Choose to Be a Refugee

Posted on 20 June 2016

Sandrine Kanuma was born in Kamango district in East of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Life was good as Kanuma was growing up in a family of four, going to school and had very many friends in her village. However, she remembers the political situation in Congo began getting ugly and violence gradually became a […]

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Eight arrested as Police intensifies action against illicit brew

Posted on 20 June 2016

Police operations in the districts of Huye, Gatsibo and Bugesera in the last two months led to the seizure of over 4500 litres of varied illicit substances and arrested eight people in connection with the act. The psychotropic substances were destroyed separately on June 18 in the three districts and attracted over 3000 people, who […]

Adiel Mbabu-regional coordinator for the UN supported International Potato Centre in Sub-Saharan Africa

Scientists to Add Nutrients in Rwandan Sweet Potatoes

Posted on 20 June 2016

Rwanda has partnered with the International Potato center that will help in research aimed at improving nutrients in local sweet potato variety. Sweet potatoes are widely grown and consumed across Rwanda. However, scientists from the international potato center advise nutrients such as vitamin A, iron and zinc should be added to these potatoes. Adiel Mbabu-regional […]

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Over 24,000 School Dropouts in Eastern Province Resume Studies

Posted on 19 June 2016

More than 24,092children that had dropped out of school in Rwanda’s eastern province have been located and taken back to resume studies in the second term. The campaign coincides with celebration of the African child’s day that also aims at raising awareness of the continuing need for improvement of the education provided to African children. […]

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How RPF Soldiers Rescued 2000 Tutsi at Saint Paul Centre

Posted on 17 June 2016

Gilbert Masengo survived the 1994 genocide against Tutsi in Rwanda. When the killings started on April 7, he fled from his parents home and sought refuge at Saint Paul Centre just a kilometer away. When the news spread that the plane carrying president Juvenal Habyarimana had been shot down on April 7, Masengo panicked after […]

Richard Tusabe the Commissioner General of Rwanda Revenue Authority

Retailers Accuse Wholesalers of Tax Evasion

Posted on 15 June 2016

A misunderstanding between traders in Muhanga district, southern province may point to dubious ways of tax evasion. Last week, hundreds of retailers in Muhanga district volunteered to Rwanda revenue Authority (RRA)  and revealed information on how traders evade taxes. The traders were in a consultative meeting with Richard Tusabe the Commissioner General of Rwanda Revenue […]

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Kirehe donates wheelchairs to PLWDs

Posted on 15 June 2016

People living with disabilities in Kirehe District yesterday, received wheelchairs in a bid to improve their quality of life. Kirehe district, in partnership with the National Council of People with Disabilities in Rwanda, donated 30 wheelchairs to people living with disabilities. The wheelchairs are being distributed countrywide. During the event to donate the wheel chairs, […]