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Bank of Kigali Records Over U.S.$20 Million Profit

[New Times] Bank of Kigali, the country's largest lender by total assets, saw a profit of Rwf17.7 billion in the first nine months of this year, an increase of 7.3 per cent year-on-year, according to the bank's latest performance report released yesterday. (AllAfrica)

Police Start CAR Rotation

[New Times] Rwanda National Police (RNP), yesterday, started the rotational deployment of three contingents of 420 officers under the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). (AllAfrica)

Govt Urges Manufacturers to Tap Into Made-in-Rwanda

[New Times] Local manufacturers have been urged to respond to consumer demands during the 2017 Made-in-Rwanda trade exhibition. (AllAfrica)

All Set for National Youth Chess Championship

[New Times] All is set for the 2017 national youth chess championship. The two-day event will kick off on Saturday at Kagarama Secondary School in Kicukiro district, Kigali. (AllAfrica)

Models With Disabilities Set to Rock in Fashion Show

[New Times] This Sunday (December 3), the National Council of Persons with Disabilities (NCPD), will join the rest of the world to celebrate the International Day of Persons living with disabilities (PLWDs) through a fashion show. (AllAfrica)

Amavubi Off to Nairobi for Cecafa Senior Challenge

[New Times] The national football team (Amavubi) will depart for the Kenyan capital Nairobi on Friday ahead of the 39th CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup slated for December 3 to 17. (AllAfrica)

Miroplast FC Sack Assistant Coach Niyibizi

[New Times] AZAM Rwanda Premier League newcomers, Miroplast FC, have sacked assistant coach Suleiman Niyibizi over not being committed to the job and "not having a good relationship" with head coach Hassan Muhire. (AllAfrica)

World Aids Day - How Far Has Rwanda Come?

[New Times] As the world marks World AIDS Day today, stakeholders are calling on everyone to play their part in the fight against HIV/AIDS. (AllAfrica)

Civil Society Calls for Speedy Expropriation of Land Claimants

[New Times] At least 30 per cent of land expropriation claimants suffer delays in receiving their compensations, a new report by the Rwanda Civil Society Platform says. (AllAfrica)

Taxi Moto Passengers to Pay Fares Using Mobile Money Service in New MTN, Yego Moto Deal

[New Times] Taxi moto customers will now be able to pay their transport fares using mobile money service following the signing of a partnership deal between MTN Rwanda and Yego Moto Company. The new deal means that MTN Mobile Money subscribers will only need to deposit money on their mobile wallets and use the telecom firm's tap&pay platform to settle their taxi moto fares. (AllAfrica)

240 Police Officers Return From Peacekeeping Duty in South Sudan

[New Times] A Formed Police Unit (FPU) hybrid contingent of 240 police officers returned home, yesterday, after a year-long successful tour-of-duty under the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). (AllAfrica)

A Book That Helps Explain What Is Happening in Rwanda and Why

[New Times] In 2012, the World Values Survey asked the inhabitants of the land of a thousand hills a crucial question: "Do you think that if they had the opportunity, some Rwandans would try to commit a new genocide?" The reply disappointed the Office of the President, because 40 percent of those questioned in the reconciliation barometer answered "yes". (AllAfrica)

Govt Secures Rwf215bn to Support Water, Business Devt

[New Times] The MINISTRY of Finance and Economic Planning has signed two financing agreements with the African Development Bank (AfDB) worth $255.14 million (about Rwf215 billion) toward the support of water supply and business development programmes. (AllAfrica)

RDF Urges Spouses of Military Personnel on Gender Based Violence

[New Times] Rwanda Defence Forces (RDF) is sensitising spouses of its servicemen and women across the country about gender-based violence as part of broader efforts to fight the vice among families of the uniformed personnel and in the communities in general. (AllAfrica)

MTN Rwanda Slashes Out-of-Bundle Data Charges

[New Times] It will now be easier and more affordable for MTN subscribers to browse and read news online or contact family and friends after the telecom firm slashed its out-of-bundle data costs to Rwf10 per MB. The telecom's out-of-bundle data users previously parted with Rwf56. Out-of-bundle users are those that do not have a data bundle, and MTN's move will significantly reduce data expenses of this category of clients using data without a data bundle. (AllAfrica)

Call for Stronger Interventions to Fight Malaria

[New Times] Malaria incidence and mortality rates remain far lower in comparison to cases registered in 2010 however progress is beginning to stall, the World Malaria Report 2017 indicates. (AllAfrica)

Kwa Didi - Closure of Kicukiro Abattoir Leaves Bitter Taste for Many

[New Times] The City of Kigali's decision to permanently close down SATRA abattoir, commonly known as "Kwa Didi," has been greeted with mixed reactions from business operators and other stakeholders such as persons who have been working with the entity. (AllAfrica)

Districts to Oversee TVET Centres as Govt Moves to Improve Quality

[New Times] Some Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) schools will now be managed by local governments to improve quality and efficiency. (AllAfrica)

Blankets and Wine Returns Bigger and Better

[New Times] After hosting the first edition in August this year, organisers of the Blankets and Wine have announced that a second edition of the event will take place on December 17 at Kigali Golf Course in Nyarutarama. (AllAfrica)

Over 400 GBV Cases to Be Tried Within Two Weeks

[New Times] The High Court plans to handle 440 gender based violence related cases within a period of two weeks during the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence launched last week. (AllAfrica)

RDB Officials Questioned Over Employee Oath Taking

[New Times] Rwanda Development Board (RDB) officials Wednesday appeared before the parliamentary Standing Committee on Social Affairs, to respond to some of the issues raised in the report of Public Service Commission (PSC) 2015-2016. (AllAfrica)

Low Activity on the Local Exchange

[New Times] There was low activity on the local exchange with only Rwf687,500 recorded in total turnover on the equity market compared to Tuesday's Rwf10.26 million, the Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE) daily market report indicates. Only 4,400 shares changed hands compared to 45,500 shares that were sold the previous trading session. (AllAfrica)

Germany Donates Euro 2 Million for Refugees in Tanzania, Rwanda

[Citizen] Germany has contributed euro 2 million (about Sh5.2 billion) to World Food Programme (WFP) in order to maintain food assistance for almost half a million refugees and asylum seekers residing in Tanzania and Rwanda. (AllAfrica)

Govt Seeks Harsher Punishment for Defamation

[New Times] The Government has proposed harsher punishment for defamation under the new draft Penal Code currently under review. (AllAfrica)

Global Dance Festival Kicks Off in Kigali

[New Times] The sixth edition of Kigali international dance festival kicked off with electrifying performances in Kigali, yesterday. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda Bank Seeks Nod to Raise Capital

[East African] Shareholders of Bank of Kigali will on December 6 vote on whether the lender should raise $100 million fresh capital to fund big card projects, encouraged by the rebound in the economy that is expected to spur an appetite for credit. (AllAfrica)

President Kenyatta Holds Bilateral Talks With Rwanda, Zambia and Namibia Presidents

[Kenya Presidency] President Uhuru Kenyatta this evening held bilateral talks with the Presidents of Rwanda, Zambia and Namibia. (AllAfrica)

Dianne Schommer Brings Zumba to Rwanda

[New Times] Dianne Schommer has been living and working in Switzerland for the past 26 years, the last seven of which she has been teaching zumba. (AllAfrica)

Turkish Investors Seek Partnerships With Local Firms

[New Times] Turkish investors have pledged to work with local businesses through joint venture partnerships to help promote trade between Rwanda and Turkey. (AllAfrica)

Government to Set Up Anti-Terror Financing, Money Laundering Unit

[New Times] The Government is set to establish a unit that will work closely with the National Bank of Rwanda and security organs to combat money laundering and financing of terrorism. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda Now Offers Visa On Arrival for All

[East African] Rwanda has announced a new visa regime that allows travellers from across the world to be issued a 30-day visa on arrival in Kigali, beginning January 1, 2018. (AllAfrica)