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Rwanda Withdraws Bid to Host 2019 Fifa U-17 World Cup

[New Times] Rwanda has withdrawn its bid to host the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup tournament, according to the local football governing body, Rwanda Football Federation (FERWAFA). (AllAfrica)

Avoidable Maternal Deaths Still High - Govt

[New Times] Rwanda continues to register high cases of maternal deaths even as the country cut the deaths by more than half in less than a decade, according to statistics from the Ministry of Health. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda Centre Overstretched By Burundi Refugee Influx

[East African] Rwanda has said the centre hosting 2,500 Burundian refugees who left DR Congo on Wednesday for fear of deportation is overstretched. (AllAfrica)

APR Eye IPRC-Kigali Win As Hoops League Resumes

[New Times] APR Basketball Club are upbeat about their chances to secure victory against arch-rivals IPRC-Kigali when the two sides square-off on Friday night at Amahoro Indoor Stadium - starting at 8pm. (AllAfrica)

Rwandans Urged to Embrace Country's 'Gender-Neutral Laws'

[New Times] Rwanda yesterday marked the International Women's Day under a theme that urged women to "firmly remain on the path of building the Rwanda we want". (AllAfrica)

Women Urged to Play Greater Role in Devt Effort

[New Times] Women should be involved in all activities geared toward socioeconomic development if the country is to develop faster, activists and officials said yesterday. (AllAfrica)

Gatsibo Closes 75 Substandard Churches, Two Mosques

[New Times] Gatsibo District leaders closed 75 churches, and two mosques whose standards were found lacking following a two-week inspection. (AllAfrica)

Road to CFTA - Trade Ministers Review Draft Agreement

[New Times] Ministers for Trade and Commerce from across the African continent are convening in Kigali to review the draft African Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) Agreement ahead of its signing later this month. (AllAfrica)

Nyabihu Vice Mayor Resigns

[New Times] The vice mayor in charge of economic development in Nyabihu District, Antoine Mugenzi, has resigned. (AllAfrica)

Women Are a Cornerstone of Prosperity - Kagame

[New Times] President Paul Kagame has said that nations that take women empowerment and gender equality seriously are likely to prosper. (AllAfrica)

As Kigali Beat Amagaju to Go Top of the League Table

[New Times] As Kigali defeated Amagaju FC 3-0 at Nyagisenyi stadium in Nyamagabe district on Wednesday to go top of Azam Rwanda Premier League table standing after 14 rounds of matches. (AllAfrica)

Volleyball - RRA Win Opener at Africa Club Championships

[New Times] Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) Women Volleyball Club started their campaign at the ongoing African Clubs Championships in Cairo, Egypt after defeating Ngong VC from Cameroun 3-1 in Group A. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda, UAE Enter Education Partnership

[New Times] Rwanda's tertiary education received a boost on Wednesday following the signing of two bilateral deals between Rwanda and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). (AllAfrica)

Airtel Launches New Product to Boost Medical Insurance

[New Times] Airtel Rwanda and Radiant Insurance Company have partnered to offer a new digital insurance product code named Ingoboka Cash to boost medical insurance services in the country. The product is part of efforts to digitize the insurance sector. (AllAfrica)

Charly Na Nina Release Song in Honour of Women

[New Times] Music duo Charly na Nina has released a single titled, Imbaraga, which loosely translates as 'strength.' (AllAfrica)

Activists - Women Still Lag Behind in Decision-Making Process

[New Times] Rwandan women still lag behind in decision-making both socially and economically. (AllAfrica)

Ruhango Mayor, Deputies Sacked

[New Times] The advisory council of Ruhango District on Wednesday resolved to sack the district's executive leadership composed of the mayor and two vice mayors over mismanagement of district resources. (AllAfrica)

Celebrating Viniculture At Kigali's Cucina

[East African] While wine has been associated with food and culture for thousands of years, the past decade has seen a growing appreciation of the drink in Rwanda. (AllAfrica)

Middle Managers Most Fraudsters - PWC Report

[New Times] Economic crimes are increasingly becoming a threat to businesses and organisations, with culprits most likely being mid-level managers. (AllAfrica)

Rayon Impress Against Mamelodi as APR Lose

[New Times] Rwanda champions Rayon Sports held South African giants Mamelodi Sundowns to a goalless draw in the first-leg of CAF Champions League's first round on Wednesday evening at Amahoro National Stadium. (AllAfrica)

SDG Meet On Health Opens Today in Kigali

[New Times] A two-day conference on strengthening accountability in African health systems is opening in Kigali today. (AllAfrica)

Group Seeks to End GBV Through Schools

[New Times] The Rwanda Men's Resource Centre (RWAMREC) is undertaking a campaign to change the mindset of young men and women as part of efforts to end gender based violence through Boys 4 Change clubs in all 55 secondary schools of Karongi District. (AllAfrica)

Central Bank Projects 5% Annual Inflation

[New Times] Rwanda's annual inflation is expected to increase to 5 per cent in 2018 up from 4.9 per cent registered in 2017, the National Bank of Rwanda (BNR) has said. (AllAfrica)

We Are Beefing Up Anti-Corruption Measures, Says Prosecutor General

[New Times] Prosecutor General Jean Bosco Mutangana has outlined new measures to stem graft, in view of last week's National Leadership Retreat recommendations. (AllAfrica)

Mushyimiyimana's Humble Rise to a Property Mogul

[New Times] "She is the owner of the 7-storey building where our offices are located," a colleague said pointing at a lady who was having a chat with one of the security people at the entrance. She cut a simple posture and had no trace of sophistication expected of a woman worth her name. (AllAfrica)

Over 2000 Burundian Refugees Cross to Rwanda From DR Congo

[New Times] More than 2500 Burundian refugees yesterday crossed from Kamanyola refugee camp in DR Congo to Rwanda, an official confirmed. (AllAfrica)

Govt Secures Rwf47 Billion From WB to Reduce Chronic Malnutrition

[New Times] Cases of chronic malnutrition could be reduced by more than 10 per cent thanks to a new financing deal between the Government of Rwanda and the World Bank Group. (AllAfrica)

When Lupita Turned Heads At Oscars With 'Amasunzu'

[New Times] Actress Lupita Nyong'o is the talk of town in fashion circles after the 'Black Panther' star rocked a traditional Rwandan hairstyle, commonly known as Amasunzu, to the Oscars, on Sunday. (AllAfrica)

Cycling Team Depart for Tour du Cameroon

[New Times] Team Rwanda Cycling will leave for Cameroon today morning aboard a RwandAir flight ahead of the upcoming 16th Tour du Cameroon scheduled for March 10-18. (AllAfrica)

Rwamagana District Closes Down 75 Churches

[New Times] Rwamagana District authorities have ordered the closure of 75 churches over failure to meet minimum standards. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda Ranked Among Continent's 3 Least Corrupt Nations

[New Times] Rwanda has for the second year running ranked third least corrupt country in Africa, according to the latest Corruption Perception Index, 2017, released yesterday. (AllAfrica)