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Africa's Generational War

[Democracy Works] In Kenya, President Uhuru Kenyatta finally secured a second term on Nov. 28 after two flawed elections, outbreaks of violence, and a series of court battles. (AllAfrica)

More Land for Growing Gorilla Population in Rwanda

[East African] The Rwanda Development Board on Wednesday received 27.8 hectares from the African Wildlife Fund (AWF) to be added to the 16,000-hectare Volcanoes National Park. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda Elected Vice Chair of UN Human Rights Council

[New Times] Rwandan Ambassador to Switzerland Dr Francois Ngarambe has been nominated to serve as Vice President of the Human Rights Council. (AllAfrica)

Iradukunda On the Highs and Lows of Her Reign As Miss Rwanda 2017

[New Times] "I got to fly for the very first time. And I can drive my own car too." (AllAfrica)

Miss Rwanda - What to Expect This Year

[New Times] Auditions for this year's Miss Rwanda beauty pageant open this Saturday in Musanze District, Northern Province. (AllAfrica)

What's On This Weekend?

[New Times] Looking for something fun to do this weekend? There's always something going on in Kigali. Check out our guide for things to do this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. (AllAfrica)

Miss Rwanda Winners, Where Are They Now?

[New Times] Elsa Iradukunda (AllAfrica)

Umuganda - Rwanda's Day of Community Cleaning

[Times of Zambia] WHEN the sun rises on the last Saturday of each month in Rwanda, it dawns over a country blanketed in silence. The ubiquitous motorcycle taxis, which stream across the city non-stop, disappear. Stores are shuttered, streets are empty. (AllAfrica)

Technology Awareness Part of Energy 4 Impact U.S.$1 Million Deal to Develop Irrigation Market in Rwanda

[CIO] The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has approved a US$1 million grant for Energy 4 Impact to develop the small scale solar irrigation market in Rwanda that will target as product and technology awareness. (AllAfrica)

Leave By March or Go to Prison, Israel Tells African 'Infiltrators'

[East African] Rwanda and Uganda, which had offered to settle African refugees in Israel, are now grappling with a new order by Tel Aviv that the illegal immigrants must leave the country within 90 days or be jailed. (AllAfrica)

Man Arraigned in South African Court Over Murder of Rwandan Doctor

[New Times] A man believed to be of Congolese origin was Wednesday arraigned before the Cape Town Magistrate's Court in connection with the death of Dr. Raymond Dusabe, a Rwandan doctor who was on holiday in Cape Town. (AllAfrica)

Millicom to Sell Its Rwanda Business to Bharti Airtel

[CIO] Millicom has signed an agreement for the sale of its Rwanda operations to subsidiaries of Bharti Airtel Limited. (AllAfrica)

One Arrested Over Death of Rwandan Medic in SA

[New Times] One suspect is in custody while several others have been identified, but were still on the run, as South African police continue to probe the circumstances in which a Rwandan doctor recently died in the city of Cape Town. (AllAfrica)

Girls Sweep Top Positions in Ordinary Level Exams

[New Times] Girls dominated the top 10 positions in last year's Ordinary Level national examinations whose results were released Tuesday in Kigali. (AllAfrica)

Senators Call for Coordinated Research in Tertiary Institutions

[New Times] Members of the Senatorial Committee for Social Affairs, urged the Ministry of Education to ensure coordination of research in institutions of higher learning. (AllAfrica)

Lawmakers Urge Rab to Disseminate Research Findings to the Grassroots

[New Times] Rwanda Agricultural Board (RAB) has been urged to ensure that its research findings impact Rwandans across the country. (AllAfrica)

Best O-Level Performer Wants to Become Engineer

[New Times] It was a joyful Tuesday for Josyln Karenzi Manzi, of Kigali Parents School, after he received news that he was the best performer in last year's O-Level national examinations. (AllAfrica)

Officials - High Pass Rate Shows New Curriculum Is Taking Root

[New Times] Rwandans should take advantage of the country's education system because it is all-inclusive and quality-driven, top education officials have said, adding that results of last year's national exams suggest that students are adapting quickly to the new curriculum. (AllAfrica)

Girls Beat Boys in PLE

[New Times] Girls outshone boys in last year's Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE). (AllAfrica)

Rwanda Tourist Attractions Showcased At Dutch Exhibition

[New Times] For the ninth time, Rwanda is showcasing its tourist attractions at the Vakantiebeurs tourism exhibition, the largest tourism exhibition in the Benelux - Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg - this week. (AllAfrica)

Call for Stronger Civil-Military Ties As New Course Begins At Rwanda Peace Academy

[New Times] Twenty-four military, police and civilian personnel yesterday began a two-week course at Rwanda Peace Academy (RPA), with an aim to strengthen cooperation for effective Peace Support Operations. (AllAfrica)

My Parents, Teachers Inspired Me, Says Best PLE Performer

[New Times] Frank Mugisha Nsengiyumva of Saint Andr School in Muhanga District, who emerged the best performer in Primary Leaving Examinations nationwide, has attributed his good performance to his teachers and parents' guidance. (AllAfrica)

Bales of Smuggled Clothes Seized in Eastern Province

[New Times] Nineteen bales and 200 kilogrammes of used clothes, commonly known as caguwa, were intercepted on Monday in two separate Police operations in Eastern Province, along the Rwanda-Tanzania border. (AllAfrica)

Basketball - APR Beat IPRC-South to Register 3rd Win

[New Times] APR basketball club recovered from Friday night's defeat to Patriots to beat national league title hopefuls IPRC- South 80-71 on Sunday at Amahoro Indoor Stadium. (AllAfrica)

Airtel Takeover of Tigo Rwanda Operations Jolted Telecom Sector

[New Times] The Rwandan telecom sector was mid-December jolted by news of Bharti Airtel takeover of Tigo Rwanda operations. The development is arguably the biggest in the telecom industry that has been dogged by slow growth levels over the past few years. (AllAfrica)

Why Rwanda's Development Model Wouldn't Work Elsewhere

[The Conversation Africa] Rwanda is often touted as an example of what African states could achieve if only they were better governed. Out of the ashes of a horrific genocide, President Paul Kagame has resuscitated the economy, curtailed corruption and maintained political stability. (AllAfrica)

The Task At Hand As Kagame Takes Over African Union Chair

[New Times] The 29th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union (AU) held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in July 2017, elected Rwanda to lead the Union for a period of one year, in 2018. (AllAfrica)

After a Spell of Executive Reshuffling, Banks Brace for Competition in 2018

[New Times] The year 2017 appears to have been the climax to a series of top executive movements in Rwanda's banking sector and built a foundation for competition in an industry where it was hitherto, generally non-existent. The expectation is that this year will be an exciting one for customers, especially after the central bank in December lowered its key repo rate to 5.5 per cent from 6 per cent it had set in June 2017. (AllAfrica)

MTN, Vanu Deal to Increase Connectivity in Rural Areas - Officials

[New Times] More Rwandans in rural areas, who are currently not connected, will be able to enjoy mobile telephone services following the integration of MTN and Vanu networks, a move that will extend MTN network. (AllAfrica)

Police Intercept Vehicle Loaded With 4320 Bottles of Illicit Brew

[New Times] Police in Gatsibo District has intercepted a vehicle loaded with locally made illicit brew called 'Somawumve,' packed in at least 4320 bottles. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda Bans Livestock, Fruit Imports From South Africa Over Viral Disease

[East African] Rwanda has banned importation of meat, dairy products, vegetables and fruits from South Africa over listeriosis viral disease, a statement said this week. (AllAfrica)