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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)

Government Moves to Relax Anti-Abortion Law

[New Times] Procuring abortion under specific circumstances is set to be easier if proposed changes to the Penal Code getting the backing of Parliament. (AllAfrica)

Government Pledges to Improve Teachers' Welfare

[New Times] The government has reaffirmed its commitment to improving teachers' welfare. (AllAfrica)

Experts Devise Ways to Tackle Poultry Diseases

[New Times] Experts have called for adoption of better approaches to address antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in poultry. (AllAfrica)

Hilton Hotel Franchise Enters Rwanda Market

[New Times] Global hotel franchise, Hilton Hotel, is entering the Rwandan market by taking over Ubumwe Grande Hotel in downtown Kigali. (AllAfrica)

Rwandan Rwigara Family in Court for Pretrial Hearing

[East African] Diane Shima Rwigara, a critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame, was taken to court Friday for a pre-trial hearing. (AllAfrica)

Unicef to Expand Early Childhood Devt Programmes in Rwanda

[New Times] UNICEF is set to expand its early childhood development (ECD) programmes in Rwanda following a new grant worth over ?3.5 million from the IKEA Foundation. (AllAfrica)

Local Cyclists Eye 2017 Tour Du Rwanda Glory

[New Times] Local riders are determined to dominate Rwanda's most exciting annual sporting event (Tour du Rwanda) scheduled to kick off from November 12-19. (AllAfrica)

APR Refute Claims of Hiring Masudi

[New Times] APR FC have denied reports that they have appointed Djuma Masudi as the new head coach to replace Jimmy Mulisa. (AllAfrica)

Remains of Over 500 Genocide Victims Buried in Kicukiro

[New Times] Remains of 547 victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi were Thursday given a decent burial at Nyanza Genocide Memorial Centre in Kicukiro District. (AllAfrica)

"Music Is Our Weapon" Comes to Kigali

[New Times] "Music Is Our Weapon", the award-winning youth development documentary by Nigerian filmmaker Taye Balogun, will be screened in Kigali this Friday, October 6. (AllAfrica)

CAHB League - APR Eye Quarter Final Finish

[New Times] APR handball club will be looking to at least reach the quarter-finals when they make their debut at the forthcoming CAHB Africa Champions League in Hammamet, Tunisia. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda, Sweden Join Hands to End GBV Through Drama

[New Times] Mashirika Performing Arts and Media Company has entered a partnership with International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People (ASSITEJ-Sweden), a Swedish-based organisation, to develop a project aimed at fighting gender-based violence through theatre and arts. (AllAfrica)

Students in New Drive to Fight Genocide Ideology in Schools

[New Times] Students from the University of Rwanda have formed an association called Imbonizarwo through which they intend to marshal efforts to uproot the genocide ideology in all its manifestations. (AllAfrica)

Small-Scale Cross-Border Traders Call on DRC to Enforce Better Tax Regime

[New Times] Small-scale traders along the Rubavu-Goma border have raised concerns over what they perceive as an 'illegal tax' levied on them by DR Congo officials. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda Hosts a Global Conference On Poultry Industry Development

[Rwanda Govt] Global actors in poultry industry are meeting in Kigali to discuss on the industry development on the African continent. Themed "Poultry Africa 2017," the 2-day event has brought together over 1000 key players in poultry industry mainly from Europe, North -America, Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, to discuss the development of the poultry industry in Africa. (AllAfrica)

Deadly Winds Wreak Havoc in Rwanda

[CAJ News] Kigali -EXTREME weather marked by heavy winds has left at least three people dead and 24 others injured in Rwanda. Some 5 850 people from 1 170 households have been left homeless and vulnerable in the districts of Bugesera, Gicumbi, Huye, Kirehe, Ngoma, Nyabihu, Nyamasheke, Rubavu and Rusizi. These are in the eastern, southern and western provinces. The affected areas earlier the experienced heavy rainfall associated with heavy storms, which resulted in destruction of houses and community farm lands. The 640 famil (AllAfrica)

Teachers' Coop Takes New Measures to Recover Loans

[New Times] New measures have been devised to trace the teachers who quit the teaching profession before they could complete repayment of loans they acquired from teachers' savings and credit cooperative, Umwalimu-Sacco. (AllAfrica)

Akagera-MCV Partnership Expected to Boost Public Transport

[New Times] Efforts by the City of Kigali to phase out low-capacity commuter taxi from operating key routes have been boosted by the introduction of new big buses by Akagera Motors. (AllAfrica)

Ndi Umunyarwanda Football Tourney Postponed Indefinitely

[New Times] The inaugural edition of 'Ndi Umunyarwanda' football tournament that had been scheduled for October 4-7 has been postponed until further notice, according to the Rwanda Football Federation. (AllAfrica)

Clamping Down on Human Trafficking in Rwanda

[New Times] Every year, thousands of people, majority of them women and girls, fall into the hands of traffickers either in their own countries and abroad. (AllAfrica)

RRA Boss Pledges Support to Accountancy Body

[New Times] Shortage of quality and certified accountants continues to curtail the ability of accountancy professionals to deliver beyond basics, Richard Tusabe, the Commissioner General of Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) has said. (AllAfrica)

Iradukunda in Europe to Promote Miss Rwanda Initiatives

[New Times] Iradukunda who was dressed in 'Made in Rwanda' outfits, urged Rwandans living in Sweden to support Rwandan producers. (AllAfrica)

Fiba Africa Zone V - Patriots Face ABC in Quarter-Finals

[New Times] Patriots Basketball Club will take on Tanzania's ABC in the round of eight hoping to book a spot to the semi-finals of the ongoing FIBA Africa Zone V Club Championships at Lugogo Indoor Arena in Kampala today. (AllAfrica)

Kalimpinya On Empowering Teens Through Sex Education

[New Times] Miss Rwanda 2017 third runner up, Queen Kalimpinya, is the co-founder of 'Bambe Clubs', an NGO that sensitises the youth on sexual reproductive rights. It began its operations last month in the districts of Nyarugenge and Nyamata. The 18-year-old had a chat with Women Today's Sharon Kantengwa on her plans for the project and the impact it will have on society. (AllAfrica)

Gahanga Cricket Stadium Ready for Inauguration

[New Times] All is set for the inauguration of the long-awaited Rwf950-million state-of-the-art international cricket stadium in Gahanga Sector, Kicukiro District. The stadium will be officially inaugurated on October 28. (AllAfrica)

APR FC Sign Amavubi Left-Back Sibomana

[New Times] Azam Rwanda Premier League side APR FC have completed the signing of Rwandan international left- back Abouba Sibomana from archrivals Rayon Sports. (AllAfrica)

RSE Benchmark Index Drops Marginally

[New Times] The Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE) benchmark index was down marginally yesterday, closing at 131.70 points compared to the previous session on Tuesday. (AllAfrica)

Business Operators Urged to Build Trust in Their Customers

[New Times] As Rwanda continues to observe the Customer Appreciation Week, that started Monday, business operators have been called upon to always prioritise cultivating long-term relations with their clients rather than looking at 'quick wins.' (AllAfrica)

Taking Stock of Maternity Leave Benefits Scheme

[New Times] It is over eight months since the new law on maternity leave was published in the national gazette, effectively compelling all employers to implement maternity leave benefits scheme. The law facilitates working mothers to have access to fully paid maternity leave. But months down the road, has the maternity leave benefits scheme achieved the anticipated benefits? (AllAfrica)

International Day of Peace Marked With Call on Youth to Foster Unity

[New Times] Rwandans yesterday joined the rest of the world in marking the International Day of Peace, with a call to the youth to embrace the culture of peace-making and for adults to nurture it among the young. (AllAfrica)