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Lightning Kills Family of Three

[New Times] As the rainy season sets in, entities charged with safety have called on the public to be conscious of lightning and also re-echoed extra safety precautions. (AllAfrica)

Education Experts Root for Stronger Public-Private Partnerships

[New Times] African governments have a key role in efforts to enhance the quality of education at the tertiary level but this can only be achieved through stronger public-private partnerships, education experts from around Africa have said. (AllAfrica)

Former Rayon Coach Masudi Linked to Simba FC

[New Times] Tanzania Premier league side Simba FC is in talks with former Rayon Sports head coach Djuma Masudi Irambona to replace Ugandan Jackson Mayanja who was sacked this week. (AllAfrica)

Local Energy Sector Players Move to Mobilise Resources

[New Times] Local players in the renewable energy sector are seeking partnerships with experienced players to enable them develop capacities to tap into available opportunities. (AllAfrica)

Battle for Top Spot as APR, AS Kigali Clash

[New Times] APR and AS Kigali will clash this afternoon at Kigali Stadium as both teams seek to go top of the Azam Rwanda Premier League table for at least a day. Both teams have 4 points from their first two matches. (AllAfrica)

Education Minister Defends Relocation of UR Colleges

[New Times] The idea to merge some of University of Rwanda (UR) colleges and relocate some was studied and adopted to aid a more efficient distribution of resources and to give students an opportunity to study in locations that are fully equipped, Education minister Papias Musafiri has said. (AllAfrica)

UN Report Warns of Rising Newborn Mortality in Near Future

[New Times] Washington, DC -A latest report by UN agencies warned on Thursday that at current trends of child mortality, nearly 60 million children could die before their fifth birthday between 2017 and 2030, half being newborns. (AllAfrica)

We Believe in Building Bridges With All Peoples - First Lady

[New Times] The First Lady, Mrs Jeannette Kagame, has said Rwanda believes in building bridges with all peoples and cultures, despite, or perhaps because of a past marked by exclusion for many Rwandans. (AllAfrica)

Gender Equality Gains Showcase At Rulindo Exhibition

[New Times] Gender Monitoring Office, in partnership with Rwanda National Police (RNP) and Rulindo District, yesterday launched a three-day exhibition showcasing Rwanda's gains in gender equality initiatives. (AllAfrica)

True Achievement is Not Individual, Says Kagame

[New Times] President Paul Kagame has said that national achievements cannot be registered individually but rather require joint efforts for the common good. (AllAfrica)

Take Hard Stance Against HRW, Legislators Tell Govt

[New Times] Parliament has urged the Government to urgently revisit its relationship with the US-based rights group Human Rights Watch (HRW) over what it described as "continued deliberate false" reports on Rwanda. (AllAfrica)

K-Club Closed for Renovation

[New Times] For some time now, one of Kigali's premier night spots, the popular K-Club located at KL House in Nyarutarama has been out of business. (AllAfrica)

Word Has It... Is Aurore Mutesi Getting Engaged?

[New Times] Miss Rwanda 2012 Aurore Mutesi Kayibanda may have moved on with her life, leaving the country and starting a new life in the US, but we are still her keen followers. We are told that the beauty, who has since become a social media queen, may be cooking something exciting. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda Scoops International Coffee Award

[This is Africa] #GoodMorningAfrica from Rwanda, which received one of the 2017 international coffee awards. The land of a thousand hills received the 2017 Ernesto Illy International Coffee Award at a ceremony in New York, USA. (AllAfrica)

Hoops Talent Search Clinic Targets Teens

[New Times] National basketball team players Hamza Ruhezamihigo and Lionel Hakizimana are holding training clinics for young basketball players around the country to harness raw talent. (AllAfrica)

Private Sector Calls for More Investment in Energy Generation

[New Times] Private Sector Federation (PSF) is looking forward to more investment in energy generation that can satisfy consumer demand and force prices down. (AllAfrica)

Taekwondo Team Eye Olympic Games Qualification

[New Times] The Rwanda Para-Taekwondo men and female players are keen on qualifying for the 2020 Japan Olympic Games by winning medals at the World Taekwondo Championship Games that start today at the Copper Box Arena in London. (AllAfrica)

Global Hotel Brands in Rwanda Report Returns on Investment

[New Times] Over the course of the last year, a number of international hotel brands made inroads into the Rwandan market validating the country's ambition of becoming a conference hub. (AllAfrica)

High Court to Rule on Bail Petition for Terror Group Suspects Next Week

[New Times] The High Court in Kigali has started examining the basis of appeal by seven men and one woman who are accused of forming an irregular armed group. (AllAfrica)

UR Graduate's Shoe-Making Project Gives Hope to Vulnerable

[New Times] A fresh graduate from University of Rwanda's College of Science and Technology has started a shoe-making project, and it is not only giving her livelihood but also turning around the lives of several vulnerable women she has taken under her wings. (AllAfrica)

Concert to Honour Reggae Icon Lucky Dube

[New Times] Legendary South African reggae music icon Lucky Dube will be remembered in Kigali at a special tribute concert in his honor on Saturday. (AllAfrica)

New E-Commerce Platforms to Be Unveiled Today

[New Times] Efforts to promote a cashless culture in the country will be boosted after the launch of two new e-commerce solutions that have been developed by local tech innovators this evening. Two Rwandan companies - StreamUpBox and Ifeza Florists - will also launch a third product targeting the hospitality sector to guide people especially visitors where they can find restaurants, cafes or WiFi, among others. (AllAfrica)

Meet Mcfarlane, a Rape Victim on a Mission to End Sexual Violence

[New Times] 18 years ago, Claire McFarlane was brutally raped and left for dead on the streets of Paris. (AllAfrica)

Kenya, Uganda Set for 'Cricket Builds Hope' Tournament

[New Times] Uganda and Kenya will join five other teams from the United Kingdom that will take part in the Cricket Builds Hope Tournament, which is a lead up to the official launch of Gahanga Cricket Stadium in Rwanda. (AllAfrica)

NAEB Distributes 4,700 Tonnes of Fertilisers to Boost Coffee Output

[New Times] The National Agricultural Exports Board (NAEB) and stakeholders have started a countrywide campaign to distribute more than 4,700 tonnes of fertilisers to coffee farmers in a move geared at increasing coffee production and export volumes. (AllAfrica)

Alarm Ministries to Stage Free Concert

[New Times] Alarm Ministries will thrill gospel music fans in a special free concert dubbed "True Worship Atmosphere" on October 22 at Dove Hotel in Gisozi starting at 2:30pm. The live concert will also feature Alarm Ministries' latest album launch. (AllAfrica)

Parliament Agrees to Penal Code Amendment

[New Times] Parliament yesterday approved the basis of a government bill that seeks to amend the Penal Code, paving way for the examination of the draft legislation by the House and its eventual enactment into law. (AllAfrica)

Tigo Launches Uniform Call Rate

[New Times] Tigo Rwanda customers will now be able to call across local mobile networks at same rate as those making on-net calls, the firm said yesterday while launching "Imirongo yose" promotion. This launch is part of "Tigo yangye" campaign that aims to celebrate the individuality of each Tigo Rwanda customers, Philip Amoateng, the Tigo chief executive officer, said while launching the new pack. (AllAfrica)

Rwigaras Bail Ruling Set for Friday

[New Times] The Nyarugenge Intermediate Court will on Friday rule whether the three members of the Rwigara family will be released bail or not. (AllAfrica)

Kagame Critic's Mother Denies Genocide Charges

[East African] Rwandan government critic Diane Shima Rwigara's mother has denied spreading a genocide ideology. (AllAfrica)

Kigali Court Adjourns Rwigaras' Case to Next Week

[East African] A Kigali court has adjourned the pretrial hearing of a critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame facing criminal charges. (AllAfrica)