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Sauti Sol Explain Kigali Concert No-Show

[East African] Kenyan boyband Sauti Sol says it is not to blame for its failure to perform at the 10th edition of the PanAfrican Dance Festival, known by its French acronym Fespad, in Kigali, on July 29. (AllAfrica)

Prisons to Acquire Public Telephones for Inmates

[New Times] Rwanda Correctional Services (RCS) is set to introduce public telephones in 13 penitentiary facilities around the country in order to facilitate inmates to communicate with their family members (AllAfrica)

Kagame Calls on Judges to Protect Their Independence

[New Times] President Paul Kagame has urged newly appointed judges to uphold the rule of law and judicial independence in their day-to-day work. (AllAfrica)

Start-Up Launches Motorcycle Taxi Service in Kigali

[Innovation in Africa] Two announcements this week saw the buzzing hornets of Africa's urban transport system in the news. Uganda's Tugende got OPIC finance for lease-to-own financing for boda drivers and from the same country Safe Boda has decided to launch services in Kenya. Russell Southwood spoke to Karanvir Singh, CEO, Yego Moto in Rwanda about setting up the world's first IoT platform for motorcycle taxis. (AllAfrica)

Political Parties Ready for Elections - Senate Report

[New Times] All the 11 political parties that are legally operational in the country have prepared their members to participate in next month's parliamentary elections, the president of the Senatorial Committe on Good Governance, Nepomuscène J. Sindikubwabo, said yesterday. (AllAfrica)

Govt Cuts Costs of Seeing Gorillas

[East African] Faced by dwindling business, tour and travel operators in Rwanda have welcomed a 30 per cent low-season discount permit fees to the gorilla conservation areas. (AllAfrica)

Rwandans Share Views on What Next Parliament Should Prioritise

[New Times] In September, Rwandans will vote for Members of Parliament who include, 53 directly elected MPs, 24 women representatives, 2 youth MPs and one representative for persons with disability. (AllAfrica)

Hotels Face Stiff Competition From Airbnb

[New Times] Airbnb, an international marketplace for rental accommodation, is fast growing in popularity in comparison to the traditional hotels model. (AllAfrica)

Tour Du Rwanda - Teams Start Jetting in Today

[New Times] Foreign teams set to compete at the upcoming 10th Tour du Rwanda will begin arriving in the country today as the annual UCI Africa Tour race nears kick-off. (AllAfrica)

Govt, Civil Society in Fresh Drive Against Narcotic Drugs

[New Times] Rwanda National Police (RNP) and other government institutions, faith-based organisations and the civil society, on Tuesday, conducted a joint campaign to raise awareness against illicit drugs in Gasabo District. (AllAfrica)

Trump Suspends Duty-Free Status for Clothing Exports

[East African] President Donald Trump has withdrawn benefits for Rwanda to export apparel duty-free to the US under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa). (AllAfrica)

Former African Leaders Meet in Kigali to Discuss Financing

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Former African leaders will gather in Kigali, Rwanda, tomorrow to deliberate on the prospect of increased, improved and effective financing for Africa's transformation. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda Looks to Uganda, Tanzania for Fish to Sell to DRC

[East African] Uganda and Tanzania have taken over the Democratic Republic of Congo's fish market from Rwanda, which is grappling with weak domestic production. (AllAfrica)

Over 7 Million Registered to Vote

[New Times] A total of 7, 174, 188 have registered to participate in the parliamentary elections slated for September, the National Electoral Commission (NEC) has announced (AllAfrica)

RRA Keen on KAVC Title Defence

[New Times] six-time Rwandan champions, Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) women volleyball team, are optimistic to put up a strong fight to retain the KAVC Memorial title at its upcoming 22nd edition come August 3-5 in Kampala, Uganda. (AllAfrica)

Rayon Sports Turn Focus to Sunrise Tie

[New Times] After playing out a 1-all with USM Alger in Algeria over the weekend, Rayon Sports have turned focus to their Peace Cup semifinal tie against Sunrise. (AllAfrica)

Wai Yeka Relishes Move to Tanzania's Alliance SC

[New Times] Former Musanze FC striker Wai Yeka has vowed to help make Alliance FC a successful club following his lucrative move to the Tanzania Premier League's newly promoted side last week. (AllAfrica)

Twenty-Five Take Part in FIFA MA Referees Course

[New Times] The local football governing body, Ferwafa, is conducting a five-day FIFA Member Association (MA) referees course which got underway Tuesday and will climax on August 4 in Kigali. (AllAfrica)

Ndayisenga Eyes Record Third Tour Du Rwanda Title

[New Times] The long-awaited 10th Tour du Rwanda gets underway in four days time and local riders have vowed to stretch their dominance of the tour to five years running. (AllAfrica)

U.S.$630 Million Earmarked for UN Assistance Programme in Rwanda

[New Times] The Government and the One UN Rwanda, yesterday, signed an agreement that will see the latter support development and humanitarian activities in the country over the next five years. (AllAfrica)

Five Unique Products at the Expo 2018

[New Times] Over 500 business entities from 23 countries are attending the expo taking place at Gikondo Expo Ground from July 26 to August 15. (AllAfrica)

Senate Calls for Review of Law Governing Umuganda

[New Times] Senators yesterday recommended that Government reviews the law on the monthly community work, known as Umuganda, in order to align it with the current policy on the activity. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda Targets U.S.$74 Million From Conference Tourism

[New Times] Rwanda is looking to nearly double its revenues from conference tourism, Clare Akamanzi, the chief executive of Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has said. (AllAfrica)

Former Minister to Contest for Parliamentary Seat

[New Times] Former internal security minister, Sheikh Musa Fazil Harerimana, is among the candidates on the provisional list of 78 contestants vying for a seat in Parliament. (AllAfrica)

Relief for Farmers as Ban on Livestock Movement is Lifted

[New Times] Farmers from the Eastern Province can now sell their animals without restriction after government lifted the ban it had imposed on livestock movement in response to an outbreak of Rift Valley Fever - a deadly and infectious cattle viral disease. (AllAfrica)

Seven Former Heads of State Convene in Kigali

[New Times] Seven former African heads of state and other eminent persons are set to meet at a two-day meeting in Kigali which will, among other things, discuss the continent's financing for sustainable development. (AllAfrica)

Sauti Sol Graciously Accept Rwandan Minister's Apology

[Nairobi News] Kenyan band Sauti Sol have said they can't wait to go back to Rwanda to rock their fans even after the embarrassment of being denied an opportunity to perform to a live audience. (AllAfrica)

Inside Rwanda, China Bilateral Agreements

[New Times] Rwanda is also in the process of setting up strategic partnership with China to promote the human resources development across different sectors. (AllAfrica)

Who Are the Two Independent Candidates That Got NEC Approval?

[New Times] Only two out of five independent candidates who submitted their candidacy for the upcoming Parliamentary elections passed the screening by the National Electoral Commission (NEC). (AllAfrica)

Senators Call for Increased Participation in Dialogue

[New Times] Members of the Senate yesterday recommended the government to keep sensitising citizens about the principle of seeking solutions through discussions and make it a duty for everyone to contribute ideas that benefit their communities. (AllAfrica)

Mozambican President in Kigali on Three Day Visit

[New Times] Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi arrived at Kanombe International Airport this afternoon beginning his three day state visit. (AllAfrica)