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Rwanda-Based Alfa Holdings' Cables to Help Bridge Deficit

[East African] Rwanda-based Alfa Holdings has started manufacturing cables in the country, joining 16 others firms in the region. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda On Course to Have Fully Operational Secondary Cities

[New Times] At the conclusion of the 15th National Leadership Retreat earlier this year, a total of 13 resolutions were reached and recommended for immediate action through the respective implementing agencies. (AllAfrica)

French Judges Close Habyarimana Plane Attack Probe

[New Times] French judges Jean-Marc Herbaut and Nathalie Poux have definitively closed the investigation in the shooting down of the plane that carried ex-president Juvénal Habyarimana. (AllAfrica)

Rwandair to Begin Direct Flights to Addis Ababa

[New Times] RwandAir, the national carrier has announced that it will commence direct flights to Addis Ababa, in April next year. (AllAfrica)

End of the Year Message By President Paul Kagame to Armed Forces

[New Times] On behalf of the Government of Rwanda, my family and my own behalf, I want to take this moment to wish all officers, men and women of the Rwanda Defence and security forces and your families a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year 2019. (AllAfrica)

Nzabanita, Uwase Are 2018 National Chess Champions

[New Times] Joseph Nzabanita and Sandrine Uwase are 2018 national male and female chess champions respectively after their individual triumphs in the National Chess Championships which ended Sunday evening at IPRC-Kigali. (AllAfrica)

Govt Livid Over Early Release of Aloys Simba from Genocide Sentence

[Gouvernement du Rwanda.] Kigali -In the strongest terms possible, Rwanda opposes the early release of Aloys Simba from prison. The International Criminal Tribunal of Rwanda convicted Simba of genocide and the crime against humanity of extermination, and it sentenced him to 25 years imprisonment. He should serve his entire prison term. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda's Areruya Voted African Cyclist of the Year

[New Times] RWANDA's Joseph Areruya, riding for French side Delko Marseille Provence KTM, was on Friday named as the African Cyclist of the Year 2018 - becoming the first Rwandan to win the highly coveted prize since its inception in 2012. (AllAfrica)

Africans Have the Capacity to Change Our Continent - President Kagame Tells Private Sector in Abidjan

[Rwanda Govt] Abidjan, 20 December 2018 - President Kagame said on Thursday that Africans have the capacities to change the continent from being a permanent recipient of the other's generosity as he addressed members of the private sector in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda Trial - a Victory for International Law?

[Deutsche Welle] German investigators are hunting foreign war criminals and the Rwanda trial was the first big test. Now Germany's Federal High Court is deciding whether or not the 2015 verdicts should stand. (AllAfrica)

Year of Mixed Fortunes for Rwandan Hotels As Some Face the Axe

[East African] Despite the end of year's bullish run that at one time saw all five-, four- and three-star hotels in Kigali get fully booked for a good stretch, it is not all rosy for the hotel industry, with suggestions coming in for a tailored credit line to help salvage the industry. (AllAfrica)

10 Million Euro Fund to Support Horticultural, Coffee Value Chains to Be Launched Today

[New Times] The European Union has launched a call for proposals to be funded through a ?10 million fund to unlock the potential of Rwanda's horticultural and coffee value chains to ensure the supply of safe products to local, regional and international markets. (AllAfrica)

French Beans Turn Into Goldmine for Graduate

[New Times] From her training and professional internship in irrigation and production of horticulture crops in Rwanda and Israel, Rosalie Mukeshimana, a young university graduate acquired skills in growing French beans. (AllAfrica)

Belgium Set to Deport Rwandan Convicted for PM Uwilingiyimana Killing

[New Times] Maj. Bernard Ntuyahaga, the man responsible for the death of former Rwandan Prime Minister Agathe Uwilingiyimana and 10 Belgian peacekeepers during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, is expected in Kigali tomorrow. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda Wins Unesco Grant to Promote Intellectual Property Rights

[New Times] Rwanda Arts Initiative, a non-governmental and non-profit organisation committed to the professionalisation of the cultural industries, was awarded over $94 000 from the UNESCO International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) to develop a common strategy for intellectual property rights in Rwanda's Cultural and Creative Industries Sector. (AllAfrica)

Sawmill East Africa Starts Local Operations

[New Times] Sawmill East Africa Ltd has commenced operations in Rwanda, four months after signing an agreement. with the Government. (AllAfrica)

MTN, Facebook to Increase Rwanda's Digital Penetration

[The Exchange] Telecommunications company MTN Rwanda has announced its partnership deal with an American social network company - Facebook, to roll-out a service that allows MTN subscribers to access Facebook for free. (AllAfrica)

Government to Revise Poverty Eradication Plan

[New Times] The government is currently studying ways through which to streamline operations of Umurenge Savings and Credit Cooperatives (Umurenge SACCOs) --an initiative aimed at increasing the level of financial inclusion among Rwandans. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda National Police Deploy Two Contingents in CAR Rotation

[New Times] On Tuesday,two Formed Police Unit (FPU) contingents of combined 280 officers left Kigali International Airport for a one year tour-of-duty under the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). (AllAfrica)

Intra-African Trade Fair Records $32.6 Billion in Concluded Deals

[New Times] Deals valued at $32.6 billion dollars were recorded at the inaugural Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF) which ended in Cairo on Monday, according to preliminary figures released by the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank). (AllAfrica)

Demand for Professional HR Services Rising in Rwanda, Experts Say

[New Times] There is a growing demand for professional Human Resources services in Kigali, stakeholders in the sector have said. (AllAfrica)

Kagame in Côte d'Ivoire On Two-Day State Visit

[New Times] President Paul Kagame and First Lady Jeanette Kagame arrived in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire for a two-day state visit. (AllAfrica)

Skol Brewery's Local Market Share Grows By 20%

[New Times] Skol Brewery Rwanda Ltd grew its market share by 20 per cent in 2018 from 5 per cent in 2010, officials have said. (AllAfrica)

90% of City Dwellers to Access Decent Housing By 2050

[New Times] There is need of citizens' participation in reviewing Kigali City's Master plan so that its implementation is able to create affordable and decent housing for urban dwellers by 2050, city engineers have said. (AllAfrica)

African Countries Shun Implementation of Open Skies Policy

[New Times] While 26 African countries committed to the establishment of a Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) in May this year, many of them failed to sign the implementation of the framework last week. (AllAfrica)

Triathlon Body Awards All Teams in Weekend Contest

[New Times] The national triathlon federation (RTF) president, Alexis Mbaraga, has applauded all the teams that participated in Sunday's Kigali Duathlon Competition at Kigali Conventional Centre. (AllAfrica)

Espoir BBC Players Rallied for 'Must-Win' Clash Against APR

[New Times] Maxime Mwiseneza has urged his Espoir Basketball Club players to consider Friday's clash against rivals APR as a must-win as they chase for their first league title in four years. (AllAfrica)

Over 600 Youngsters Set for Talent Detection Programme

[New Times] Rwanda School Sports Federation (RSSF), in partnership with the Ministry of Education, has announced the establishment of a comprehensive talent detection process in four sporting disciplines. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda Only East African Nation UPU Programme Beneficiary

[The Exchange] The Universal Postal Union (UPU) has announced the rollout of digital financial services projects reaching as many as 800,000 people and businesses across Africa, Asia and the Pacific. (AllAfrica)

Tourism and Hospitality Graduates Hone Their Skills in Business Planning and Secure Loans for Innovative Tourism Products Along the Kivu Belt Region

[New Times] Tourism Products along the Kivu Belt Region" and awarded loans as startup capital to develop their innovative tourism products and services along the Kivu Belt Region in the Western Province. (AllAfrica)

Youth Urged to Uphold Good Pan-African Values

[New Times] Young members of the Rwandan chapter of Pan-African Movement have been urged to uphold good values as the basis to bring sustainable transformation to Rwanda and Africa in general. (AllAfrica)