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AU's Kagame, Heads of State Step In Over DR Congo Electoral Crisis

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The African Union (AU) appears determined to make a decisive, high-level intervention to resolve the political crisis generated by the contested results of the Congolese elections. (AllAfrica)

140 Rwandan Peacekeepers Depart for CAR Stabilisation Mission

[New Times] A contingent of 140 Rwanda National Police (RNP) officers under the Specialised Protection Support Unit (PSU IV) yesterday departed to the Central African Republic (CAR) aboard a RwandAir flight for a one-year peacekeeping mission. (AllAfrica)

Kagame, High Level Delegation to Hold Meeting in DR Congo

[New Times] President Paul Kagame called on African leaders to increasingly engage in solving the continent's challenges in order to avoid meddling by foreign players. (AllAfrica)

Government Moves to Regulate Advertising of Medical Services

[New Times] The Ministry of Health yesterday banned advertisement of health services and talk shows by those not sanctioned by recognised medical bodies. (AllAfrica)

Hope for Justice for Murdered Rwandan Critic

[HRW] There is a chance justice may still happen for the killing of Colonel Patrick Karegeya, a Rwandan dissident who was found murdered in his hotel room in Johannesburg, South Africa, on January 1, 2014. (AllAfrica)

Fresh Start As Kagame Grants Clemency to 16 Juvenile Inmates

[New Times] It will be a welcome transfer from prison cells to classrooms for 16 young men and women who were granted clemency by President Paul Kagame yesterday. (AllAfrica)

SA Is 'Covering Up' the Assassination of Rwandan Dissident Patrick Karegeya - Gerrie Nel

[Daily Maverick] AfriForum advocate Gerrie Nel says the NPA has had enough evidence for five years to bring a prosecution for the murder of Rwandan dissident Patrick Karegeya. (AllAfrica)

Rwandan Companies Ranked Among Continent's Fastest Growing Firms

[New Times] Fourteen local private companies have been featured among the top private firms by London Stock Exchange Group in its latest 'Companies to Inspire Africa' report, which was released on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

Residents of Border Districts Urged to Maintain Rwandan Culture

[New Times] Rwandans living along the borders have been urged to maintain their cultural identity instead of being influenced by their neighbours. (AllAfrica)

Relocation of Several Public Institutions to Secondary Cities Pending Cabinet Approve

[New Times] The decision to move some administrative institutions to secondary cities in order to help spur their socio-economic development is awaiting an endorsement of cabinet, the Minister for Infrastructure has said. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda to Host ANOCA Youth Games

[New Times] Rwanda will this year host the maiden edition of the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) Youth Games. (AllAfrica)

University of Rwanda on the Spot Over U.S.$16 Million Debt

[New Times] The University of Rwanda has outlined a five-year plan of how to pay Rwf14 billion it owes to different suppliers and some members of its staff. (AllAfrica)

REB Officials Taken to Task for Sloppy Accounting

[New Times] With reports of the Auditor General having continuously indicated serious accounting mistakes and lack of value for money in many activities undertaken by Rwanda Education Board (REB), senators yesterday urged the body's officials to be more diligent with their work. (AllAfrica)

UTB Shift Focus to Heroes Cup Tourney

[New Times] Following their triumph in preseason tournament, newcomers UTB women's volleyball team have turned attention to this year's National Heroes Day tournament. (AllAfrica)

Mysterious Murder of Rwanda Ex-Spy Chief - NPA's Probe an Abuse of Process, Says Afriforum

[News24Wire] Holding an inquest into the death of Rwanda's former head of intelligence, Colonel Patrick Karegeya, is an abuse of process because the suspects have already been identified, says the head of AfriForum's private prosecution unit, advocate Gerrie Nel. (AllAfrica)

Top Government It Professionals From Uganda, Rwanda Appointed ID4Africa Ambassadors

[CIO] ID4Africa recently announced the appointment of Grace Nanyanzi, Information Systems Manager, National Identification and Registration Authority, Uganda and Jacques Kayisire, Director of ICT infrastructure, National Identification Agency (NIDA), Rwanda to its 2019 Ambassador Class. (AllAfrica)

UAE Youth Keen to Learn From Rwanda's Post-Genocide Tolerance

[New Times] With 2019 designated as the year of tolerance in the United Arab Emirates, the country is keen to send some of its secondary and university students to Rwanda to learn how tolerance reconciled and united the country after the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. (AllAfrica)

Financial Constraints Slow Asbestos Removal

[New Times] The exercise to get rid of asbestos roofing materials from public and private buildings, which begun nearly 10 years ago, is now at 56 per cent countrywide, with budget constraints cited as the main obstacle to the operation. (AllAfrica)

Govt, Partners Seek to Improve Access to Justice

[New Times] More 40 officials from the justice system, civil society, embassies and Non-Government Organisations are set to meet in a retreat where they will discuss how best public access to justice can be improved. (AllAfrica)

Team Rwanda Sets Sights on 2019 Tour De L'espoir Honours

[New Times] SIX riders that comprise the U23 national cycling team (Team Rwanda U23) have intensified their preparations ahead of the 2019 Tour de l'Espoir. (AllAfrica)

A Rape Victim's Quest for Justice Should Get Us Thinking

[New Times] Two months ago, a young woman working as a waitress at a Chinese hotel in Kigali was allegedly raped by her employer - the proprietor. (AllAfrica)

Equatorial Guinea President Visits Rwanda

[New Times] President Paul Kagame and his Equatorial Guinean counterpart, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, yesterday witnessed the signing of four bilateral pacts at Village Urugwiro in Kigali. (AllAfrica)

Genocide Survivors Launch Rwf50 Million Investment Fund

[New Times] Groupe des Anciens Etudiants et Elèves Rescapés du Genocide (GAERG), an organisation founded by Rwandan graduate Genocide survivors, has launched an investment trust Fund, dubbed G-Innovation Development Fund (GIDF). (AllAfrica)

Water Pollution From Industries Not Alarming - REMA

[New Times] In September 2018 toxic waste contaminated water in the Northern Province, killing fish in Mugara and Mukungwa rivers as well as ponds owned by farmers. The New Times' Emmanuel Ntirenganya interviewed the Deputy Director General of Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA), Faustin Munyazikwiye, on the safety of the country's water bodies and what the Authority is doing to enforce industrial policy on waste management. (AllAfrica)

Belgium Embassy Officials Explain New Visa Procedures

[New Times] Senior diplomats from the Belgian embassy have said that the outsourcing of the Schengen Visa application process is geared towards improving efficiency and service delivery in the application process. (AllAfrica)

Will Agriculture Insurance Unlock Sector Potential?

[New Times] When floods hit the country last year, CORIMARU, cooperative of farmers growing rice in Rurambi Marshland in Bugesera District, sulfered significant losses. (AllAfrica)

Three Arrested Over Stolen Hospital Vehicle

[New Times] Three people in Musanze District have been arrested by Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) in connection with theft of a vehicle owned by Ruhengeri Hospital. (AllAfrica)

New Academic Year Starts With Unfixed Issues

[New Times] As the new academic year started yesterday, a tour of some schools revealed a number of issues that needed fixing. (AllAfrica)

RwandAir Seek Increased Presence in Australia and New Zealand

[New Times] RwandAir has selected Airline Rep Services as the General Sales Agent (GSA) to represent the airline in Australia and New Zealand. (AllAfrica)

Cultural Diversity Showcased At RDF Command and Staff College

[New Times] Forty-eight senior military officers from 10 African countries who are currently attending Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) Command and Staff College in Musanze District last week showcased cultures of their respective countries. (AllAfrica)

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)