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Free Wi-Fi Service Targets Bus, Matatu Users in Nairobi, Kigali

[Balancing Act] London -Kenya's growing number of data users tread a fine line between using free data and paying for access: they want the digital services that data brings but not the cost of being always connected with apps that are always updating. Russell Southwood spoke to Erik Hersman, CEO, BRCK about how its Moja service is trying to overcome some of these barriers. (AllAfrica)

Alibaba, Rwanda Launch Electronic Trade Platform

[East African] Alibaba founder Jack Ma signed three agreements with the Rwandan government to create an online platform for exporters to China, as well as facilitate tourism and e-commerce. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda-Based Mara to Invest $100 Million in South Africa

[The Exchange] Pan -African multi-sector business services company Mara Corporation has set its eyes on the South of Africa, as it looks to invest multimillions in the economy of South Africa. The Rwanda-based firm will introduce affordable, hi-tech smartphones in the country, expanding its reach and fulfilling the demand of the market. The new project aims at enhancing communication. (AllAfrica)

Nyagatare Church Collapse Leaves Two Dead, Over 20 Injured

[New Times] Two worshippers died when a Pentecostal church in Bushoga, Nyagatare District collapsed Wednesday, injuring 23 others. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda & SA to Manufacture Africa's First Affordable, Quality Smartphone

[] In the world of smartphones, China has Huawei, Korea has Samsung, while the United States of America has Apple. (AllAfrica)

Otema Strike Inspires Police to Fourth League Win in a Row

[New Times] Peter Otema was Police's hero as his second-half strike inspired the law enforcers side to a hard fought 1-0 victory over Musanze at Mumena Stadium on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda Aims for Universal Coverage of Maternal, Child Health Services By 2024

[New Times] Rwanda aims to achieve universal coverage of equitable quality maternal, neonatal and child health services by 2024, Rwandan health minister Diane Gashumba said Thursday in the capital city of Kigali. (AllAfrica)

Districts Urged to Tighten Oversight of Worship Centres

[New Times] The collapse of a church in Nyagatare district has triggered fresh calls for local government officials to tighten their oversight of churches, especially the standards of the worship centres. (AllAfrica)

Doing Business 2019 - What Are the Report's Implications on Rwanda?

[New Times] The World Bank Group continues to tout Rwanda as one of the easiest places to do business. (AllAfrica)

Husband to Deceased City Pastor Mutesi Challenges Life Sentence at High Court

[New Times] Drake Mugisha, the husband to Maggie Mutesi who in September last year mysteriously died at her home in Kigali, has appealed against a life sentence given to him by Nyarugenge Intermediate Court. (AllAfrica)

Govt Launches Crackdown on Errant Potato Dealers

[New Times] Some 146 middlemen who deal in agricultural produce have been fined for selling Irish potatoes at prices higher than the ones set by the government in a crackdown on the prevailing illegal price fixing in the agriculture commodities market. (AllAfrica)

Team Rwanda Cyclists Start Early Preps for Inaugural Africa Cup

[New Times] The national cycling team has entered residential camp for early preparations ahead of the newly established Africa Cycling Cup. The first edition is slated for November 21-25 in Asmara, Eritrea. (AllAfrica)

Kenolkobil Acquires 10 Service Stations in Rwanda

[New Times] KenolKobil Ltd, an oil marketing company based in Kenya, has acquired 33 service stations operated by Delta Petroleum in Rwanda and Uganda, the company announced on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

Media Awards - TNT's Donah Mbabazi Crowned Journalist of the Year

[New Times] The New Times reporter Donah Mbabazi was Wednesday night crowned Journalist of the Year during the 6th edition of the Development Journalism Awards 2018. (AllAfrica)

Number of Primary Six Candidates Up By 12%

[New Times] The number of candidates who will sit the nationalPrimary Leaving Examinations (PLE) has increased up by 12 per cent compared to last year. (AllAfrica)

Prosecutors Seek 22-Year Jail Term for Rwigaras

[Nation] Rwanda prosecutors on Wednesday requested the High Court in Kigali to hand both Diane Shima Rwigara and her mother Adeline Mukangemana 22-year prison sentences for, among other charges, inciting insurrection. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda Government Transfers More Shares to Agaciro

[East African] The transfer of government-owned shares in 27 companies to Agaciro, Rwanda's sovereign wealth fund, has significantly boosted its assets. (AllAfrica)

Despite Release of Political Prisoners, President Kagame Still Despotic

[Fahamu] The recent release of many Rwandan political prisoners should not stop campaigns aimed at a more open and tolerant political environment in the country. (AllAfrica)

The Globe and Mail and Rwanda

[Fahamu] Canada's paper of record pulled another layer off the rotting onion of propaganda obscuring the Rwandan tragedy. But, The Globe and Mailhas so far remained unwilling to challenge prominent Canadians who have crafted the fairy tale serving Africa's most ruthless dictator. (AllAfrica)

Kenol to Acquire 33 Delta Fuel Stations in Uganda, Rwanda

[Nation] Listed oil marketer KenolKobil is set to acquire 33 petrol stations in Uganda and Rwanda, marking a return to expansion nearly three years since it scaled down its regional footprint by exiting Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo markets. (AllAfrica)

NRS Pushes for Review of Reintegration Plan for Former Delinquents

[New Times] There is need for concerted efforts to ensure smooth and sustainable reintegration of people, mainly the youth, who go through rehabilitation process due to drug addiction. (AllAfrica)

Media Stakeholders Reflect on Challenges as Rwanda Marks Africa Information Day

[New Times] While much is expected from the mainstream media, little has been invested in the same space that is expected to educate and inform masses, let alone build a strong sector that would help shape the future of the country, media practitioners say. (AllAfrica)

Gisagara Players Urged 'To Be Hungrier' for More Success

[New Times] Gisagara Volleyball Club head coach Dominique Ntawangundi has urged his players to be focused and hungrier for success if they are retain the national volleyball league title for a third time running. (AllAfrica)

Basketball - Espoir Sign Two Players Ahead of New Season

[New Times] Former national basketball league champions, Espoir BBC, have completed the signing of Olivier Kamilindi and Fabrice Rukundo ahead of the upcoming 2018/2019 season. (AllAfrica)

Senators Praise Clerics for Role in Polls

[New Times] Senators Tuesday appreciated the role of clerics in preparation of September parliamentary polls, saying they contributed to the success of elections. (AllAfrica)

Eligible Applicants for Vision City Apartments to Be Announced This Month

[New Times] Over 300 apartments at Vision City are still up for grabs by qualified civil servants. (AllAfrica)

Prosecution Seeks 22 Years for Diane, Adeline Rwigara

[New Times] Prosecution on Wednesday implored High Court to sentence both Diane Rwigara and Adeline Mukangemanyi Rwigara to 22 years of imprisonment over a litany of charges including attempting to cause insurrection, stocking divisionism and forgery among others. (AllAfrica)

Reparation, Concealing Information Cited as Barriers to Reconciliation

[New Times] Despite significant progress made by the government to reconcile citizens 24 years since the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, the programme still faces some challenges. They include perpetrators who do not want to disclose information about their role in the Genocide and the people who fail to compensate for destroyed survivors' properties. (AllAfrica)

15 Women to Receive Funding During Global Entrepreneurship Week

[New Times] Fifteen women with promising business projects will get a boost in cash, ranging between $5,00, and $10,000 to improve their respective businesses. (AllAfrica)

13 Districts Targeted in New Campaign Against Malnutrition, Stunted Growth

[New Times] The government has kick started a massive campaign against poor feeding among children in order to boost cognitive, physical and socio emotional development of children. (AllAfrica)

Imanishimwe Bags Brace as APR's Perfect Start Hit New High

[New Times] The military side have collected a maximum 15 points, and are yet to concede a goal after five match rounds into the 2018-19 Azam Rwanda Premier League season. (AllAfrica)