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'Smart Classrooms' a Top Priority - Government

[New Times] Equipping secondary schools with 'smart classrooms' remains a government priority in education sector and there is optimism that all public schools will have been connected by 2020, according to Rwanda Education Board (REB). (AllAfrica)

Govt Commits to Halve Malaria Cases in Five Years

[New Times] Rwanda has joined the recently launched Commonwealth Nations initiative to curb malaria by half in the next five years. (AllAfrica)

Statement by Minister of Foreign Affairs at the Commemoration of Rwandan Genocide

[Shabait] Statement Delivered by H.E Minister Osman Saleh Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Eritrea during the 24th Commemoration of Rwandan Genocide against Tutsi in 1994 (AllAfrica)

Rayon Makes History With Group Stage Berth

[CAF] Rayon Sports has become the first Rwandan club to reach the mini-league stage of a major continental club championship. (AllAfrica)

Cigarette Prices Set to Stabilise

[New Times] Prices of cigarettes in Rwanda have hiked in recent days, following a shortage in supply on the local market that lasted two weeks. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda Scoops Global Tourism Leadership Award at Key Summit

[New Times] Rwanda has been awarded the inaugural Global Tourism Leadership Award by the World Tours and Tourism Council (WTTC). (AllAfrica)

Espoir Battle Reg in Basketball League

[New Times] Star Times national basketball league side Espoir take on champions REG today at Amahoro indoors stadium hoping to be the first side to defeat them twice this season. (AllAfrica)

Police, Mukura Game Cancelled Due to Heavy Rain

[New Times] The Azam Rwanda Premier League match between Police FC and Mukura Victory Sports that was scheduled for Thursday evening at Kicukiro Stadium was called off due to heavy rain. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda Tour Planned for Boda Boda Riders, Traders

[Nation] Nairobi County government will take 300 small-scale traders, boda boda and matatu operators to Rwanda on a learning tour. (AllAfrica)

Commonwealth Athletes Return

[New Times] Medal-less Team Rwanda returned home Thursday from the Commonwealth Games that have been taking place in Australia. (AllAfrica)

Gorilla Trekking in Virunga Ranked Top Touristic Experience

[New Times] Gorilla trekking in the Virunga National Park has been named among the top tour and travel experiences by World's Best Travel Bucket List Experiences, a renowned travel website. (AllAfrica)

Cigarette Prices to Return to Normal Next Week

[New Times] Prices of cigarettes in Rwanda have doubled following a shortage in supply on the local market that lasted two weeks. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda Scoops Global Tourism Leadership Award

[New Times] Rwanda has been awarded the inaugural Global Tourism Leadership Award by the World Tours and Tourism Council (WTTC). (AllAfrica)

Envoy - Rwanda Will Push for Alignment of UN Programmes Tailored to Challenges

[New Times] Early this week in New York, Rwanda was elected to the executive board of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), for a term of three years beginning 1st January 2019. (AllAfrica)

Manufacturer Blames Cigarettes Shortage on Tax Stamps

[New Times] Weeks after their cigarettes begun to completely disappear from local shops, bar and mall shelves, British American Tobacco (BAT); the manufacturers of Intore, Dunhill Switch and Dunhill Lights brands have blamed the shortage on tax stamps. (AllAfrica)

Sonko to Take 300 Boda Boda Riders, Traders, Matatu Operators on Benchmarking Trip to Kigali

[Nairobi News] Nairobi City County Inspectorate Department, Operations Department Director Peter Mbaya has announced that the county government will take nearly 300 boda boda riders, small scale traders and matatu operators to Rwanda for a benchmarking trip. (AllAfrica)

Ovella Drafted in As U20 Depart for Rwanda

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Kariobangi Sharks forward Ovellah Ochieng, Mathare United's John 'Mavado' Mwangi and Nzoia Sugar's Patrick Otieno have been drafted into the Kenya squad that departs for Kigali on Thursday afternoon for their 2019 African Cup of Nations Under-20 qualifier return leg against hosts Rwanda on Saturday. (AllAfrica)

Nairobi County to Borrow Lessons From Kigali

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Nairobi County Chief Inspectorate Peter Mbaya on Thursday said that County Government will take 300 people for bench marking in Rwanda to learn how to keep Nairobi organized and clean. (AllAfrica)

Over 13,000 Patients to Be Treated as RDF Outreach Drive Kicks Off

[New Times] The Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) Citizen Outreach Programme, formerly known as the RDF Army Week, will this year provide free medical care services to more than 13,000 patients. (AllAfrica)

Health Ministry to Increase Clinical Trials

[New Times] The Ministry of Health, through Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC), is committed to expand the scope of evidence-based healthcare by conducting more clinical trials, officials have said. (AllAfrica)

RPF, Communist Party of China to Deepen Ties

[New Times] Officials from a Chinese top think-tank are in the country at the invitation of the governing Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF-Inkotanyi), a visit that is aimed at, among others, formalising relations between Rwanda and China. (AllAfrica)

Now or Never - Quashing Malaria Before It Roars Back

[allAfrica] A powerful international coalition of civil society organisations launches a new campaign in London today to fight back against the threatened resurgence of malaria. (AllAfrica)

President Kagame Calls for Openness and Truth

[Independent (Kampala)] Country marks 100 days of Kwibuka (AllAfrica)

Government Rolls Out New Doing Business Reforms

[New Times] With the deadline to review the World Bank Doing Business reforms looming, the Government is rolling out reforms in three sectors to improve the business ecosystem. (AllAfrica)

UNHCR Offers to Lead Rwanda, Burundi Dialogue on Refugees

[East African] The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has offered to lead dialogue between Rwanda and Burundi on the refugee situation. (AllAfrica)

Kagame Makes Good On His Threat, Sacks Minister

[East African] President Paul Kagame has in the past week sacked several government officials, including a long-serving minister James Musoni. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda Weightlifting Coach Disappears in Australia

[East African] Rwanda has confirmed that its weightlifting coach, Jean Paul Nsengiyumva, went missing from the Commonwealth Games in Australia on Tuesday. (AllAfrica)

Over 54,000 Gacaca Cases of Looted Property Are Unsettled

[New Times] Government should devise new strategies to execute thousands of Gacaca judgments about property looted or destroyed during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi that are yet to be implemented so that the offenders can pay back what they destroyed. (AllAfrica)

Local Investors Urged to Help Bridge the Gap in Horticulture

[New Times] The City of Kigali has rallied domestic investors to invest in horticulture farming to boost agri-exports which would help narrow the trade deficit that is a major bottleneck for the country's economy. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda Showcases Attractions at China Tourism Exhibition

[New Times] Rwanda Development Board showcased the country's travel and tourism attractions at this year's China's Outbound Travel and Tourism Market which closed yesterday. (AllAfrica)

Why 10 Ugandan Journalists Were Fired By Rwandan Newspaper

[Monitor] A total of 10 Ugandan journalists have been relieved of their duties by a Rwandan newspaper. (AllAfrica)