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South Africa Recalls Envoy from Rwanda After Minister Insulted

[Daily Maverick] Pretoria has officially protested to Kigali and recalled its envoy from Rwanda for consultations. (AllAfrica)

Wood, Tourism and ICT Exhibitors Shine At the Made in Rwanda Expo 2018

[New Times] The fourth edition of the annual Made in Rwanda Expo 2018 recently concluded with significant interest from many visitors and potential clients for the locally produced wood and ICT products and tourism activities that were largely driven by their high quality. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda Records Drop in Poverty Levels

[New Times] More Rwandan sregistered a significant improvement in their living conditions despite a marginal drop in poverty levels over the last three years, according National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR). (AllAfrica)

Why the Rwigaras Were Acquitted

[New Times] The High Court dropped all charges against Adeline Mukangemanyi Rwigara and Diane Rwigara, citing insufficient evidence tabled by prosecution to conclusively pin them on charges they stood accused. (AllAfrica)

Former Presidential Candidate Diane Rwigara and Mother Adeline Walk Free

[allAfrica] Activists Diane Rwigara and her mother Adeline have been acquitted of all charges brought against them. The High Court in Kigali brought the judgment today, after more than a year of legal proceedings against the Rwigaras. (AllAfrica)

Djibouti Port to Provide Services to S. Sudan, Rwanda and Burundi

[East African] Djibouti will resume providing port services to South Sudan following the restoration of peace in the latter, official said. (AllAfrica)

Diane Rwigara's Acquittal Should Herald New Era for Freedom of Expression

[AI London] Responding to news that the High Court in Kigali has ruled to discharge and acquit Diane Rwigara and her mother Adeline Rwigara on all charges that had been brought against them, Joan Nyanyuki, Amnesty International's East Africa Director, said: (AllAfrica)

Why Rwanda is Targeting Chinese Tourists

[New Times] Rwanda's recent focus on the Chinese market for tourism is largely based on the growth in consumption by Asian the country's citizens in global tourism. (AllAfrica)

New Push to Make ICT Services More Affordable to Farmers

[New Times] The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has said it is looking at ways of making farmers access services easily after introducing a series of agricultural mobile applications. (AllAfrica)

UAE Nationals in Rwanda Mark National Day

[New Times] United Arab Emirates (UAE) nationals living in Rwanda yesterday gathered in Kigali to celebrate the 47th anniversary of the Middle East country, also known as the National Day. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda Missing at the Burundi EAC Games

[East African] Rwanda were conspicuously absent as the East African Community (EAC) Inter-Parliamentary Games started in Burundi's capital Bujumbura on Saturday. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda to Build Ecotourism Park in Kigali

[IPS] Rwanda's capital city Kigali will be home to a 134 hectare urban park in the city's biggest valley in 2020. The Nyandungu Urban Wetland Eco-Tourism Park will conserve wetlands and habitat for wildlife while providing walking and cycling trails, fish ponds and botanical gardens for residents and tourists. (AllAfrica)

Taxman Impounds Rwf590m Worth of Smuggled Products

[New Times] Smuggled products worth Rwf590 million were impounded in the 2017/18 fiscal year, Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) has said. (AllAfrica)

Mukura Players Warned Against Complacency

[New Times] FRANCIS Haringingo has warned his Mukura Victory Sports players to avoid complacency as they turn focus to their upcoming double-legged tie against Sudanese side Al Hilal Elobied in the first round of the 2018-19 CAF Confederation Cup. (AllAfrica)

Court of Appeal Maintains 10 Years Jail Term for Ivory Trafficker

[New Times] The Court of Appeal in Kigali dismissed the appeal of Reverien Nshimiyimana who had been convicted by the High Court Rwamagana Chamber for trafficking protected endangered animal species. (AllAfrica)

Commercial Bank of Africa to Merge With NIC Bank

[New Times] The two lenders have confirmed the development which follows speculations on the likelihood of the merger. (AllAfrica)

Rwandan Court Acquits Government Critic Diane Rwigara

[Deutsche Welle] A Rwandan court has dismissed all charges against opposition figure Diane Rwigara. This shows an independence of the judiciary, says political scientist Phil Clark. (AllAfrica)

SA Poised to Normalise Ties With Rwanda - in the Interests of Integrating Africa Economically

[Daily Maverick] President Cyril Ramaphosa meets African Union Chair and Rwandan President Paul Kagame on the eve of the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The two Presidents discussed issues on the G20 agenda that are relevant to Africa's development as well as challenges in the global economy and in multilateral governance that will impact on developing and low income countries. 29/11/2018. Siyabulela Duda (AllAfrica)

How Is Japan Helping Coffee Farmers to Add Value to Rwandan Coffee?

[New Times] When coffee farmers in Karongi District set out to form a cooperative and start a coffee washing station to help boost their income, the first challenge they met was raising capital and finding technical guidance on coffee farming. (AllAfrica)

It's D-Day for Kagame's Critic Diane Rwigara, Her Mother

[allAfrica] Johannesburg -The High Court in Kimihurura will today, deliver its verdict in the case of Diane Shima Rwigara and her mother Adeline Rwigara. (AllAfrica)

Take Responsibility for the Betterment of Your Communities, First Lady Urges Youth

[New Times] First Lady Mrs Jeannette Kagame has challenged young people to take the lead in contributing positively to their communities, as this will lead to sustainable development. (AllAfrica)

Kagame Receives Credentials From Nine New Envoys

[New Times] President Paul Kagame on Wednesday received credentials from nine new ambassadors who will be accredited to Rwanda representing India, Austria, Angola, Indonesia, Brazil,Slovakia, Australia, Argentina and the Philippines. (AllAfrica)

Gakenke - Disabled People to Benefit From Rwf60 Million Fund

[New Times] Persons with disabilities in Gakenke District can breathe a sigh of relief after the Government gave them a Rwf61, 750,000 to initiate profitable projects. (AllAfrica)

Inmates Tipped on Their Rights

[New Times] Rwanda Correctional Services has launched Inmate Rights Awareness Campaign in Rwamagana Prison in order to deepen prisoners' knowledge about their rights in the criminal justice system, especially rights of a suspect. (AllAfrica)

More Mass Graves Discovered

[New Times] Efforts to exhume bodies of victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in the Kigali suburb of Kabuga will soon resume after officials received information about the location of other mass graves believed to contain bodies. (AllAfrica)

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz to Visit Rwanda

[New Times] Sebastian Kurz, the Federal Chancellor of Austria is expected in Rwanda later this week on a state visit. (AllAfrica)

I&M Bank, Ink Deal to Support Small Businesses

[New Times] The International Finance Corporation (IFC), on Wednesday, signed a two-year $500,000 advisory deal with I&M Bank to expand access to finance for small and medium enterprises.The engagement follows IFC's $10 million subordinated loan to I&M Bank in May 2018 to strengthen the bank's capital base, and help it increase lending to small enterprise. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda, Russia Agree on Peaceful Use of Atomic Energy

[New Times] Rwanda and Russia have signed an inter-governmental cooperation agreement on the use of atomic energy for peaceful purposes, according to a statement released by the government. (AllAfrica)

Early Exit for APR in CAF Champions League

[New Times] Rwandan champions APR were hammered 3-1 by Tunisia's Club Africain to suffer an early - preliminary round - exit from the 2018/2019 CAF Champions League at Stade Olympique de Rades on Tuesday. (AllAfrica)

Lawmakers Want Govt to Ensure Timely Expropriations

[New Times] Members of Parliament yesterday urged the Prime Minister to ensure that future expropriation processes are seamless. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda's Kagame Shrewdly Leverages Influence on the African Stage

[allAfrica] Rwanda's Paul Kagame is concluding the most consequential presidency of the African Union since the formative years of the institution. The organization's Extraordinary Summit in November adopted most of his ambitious reform agenda, approving changes that will shape the AU's organizational structure, budget and relationship with member states for years to come. (AllAfrica)