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King Faisal Hospital Chief Exec Outlines Plans to Increase Specialist Phyisicians

[New Times] Availability of a pool of medical specialists in the country has been elusive due to multiple factors including cost of training, brain drain, limited local training facilities among others. (AllAfrica)

INEOS Europe Cancels Plans to Build Football Academy in Rwanda

[New Times] Rwanda's football development has been dealt a huge blow after INEOS Europe's project to set up a state-of-the-art football academy that was expected to be built in Rwanda, was cancelled, Times Sport can confirm. (AllAfrica)

City of Kigali Distributes Food Relief to Over 70,000 Households

[New Times] The distribution of food relief to over 69,000 households who currently have no source of income due to the latest lockdown imposed on Kigali city kicked off, on January 22, in all villages of the capital. (AllAfrica)

Kigali-Based Varsities Opt for Digital Learning Amid Lockdown

[New Times] Higher learning institutions in Kigali have resorted to digital learning in order to prevent students from lagging behind their counterparts in other parts of the country, The New Times has learnt. (AllAfrica)

Covid-19 Random Testing Taken to Cell Level Targeting 20,000 People

[New Times] The Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) in partnership with the City of Kigali will on Saturday, January 23, kick-off a random testing exercise in all cells that make up the city. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda to Secure Technology for Testing Covid-19 Variants

[New Times] The Ministry of Health will soon put in place capabilities to test for Covid-19 variants that are being reported in various parts of the world, Dr. Daniel Ngamije, the Minister of Health has said. (AllAfrica)

Rwandan Firm Donates Funds Toward Covid-19 Vaccines

[New Times] A Rwandan firm, Gold Capital Investments has donated funds to procure Covid-19 Vaccines for 1000 nurses in public Hospitals in Kigali. (AllAfrica)

BRD Pushes for Penalties for Student Loan Defaulters

[New Times] The Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) is pushing for reforms to the law that governs the students' loan scheme in order to increase enforcement of penalties to defaulters. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda Eyes Stronger Ties With Biden Administration

[New Times] The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Vincent Biruta, has said that Rwanda is ready to strengthen ties with the administration of the new President of the United States, Joe Biden. (AllAfrica)

Confederation Cup - AS Kigali Given Green-Light to Train Amid Lockdown

[New Times] Rwanda's representatives in the CAF Confederations Cup, AS Kigali have been granted special permission to resume training sessions as they gear up for upcoming double-header against CS Sfaxien, Times Sport has learned. (AllAfrica)

Tasks That Await National Basketball Team Coach Mwinuka

[New Times] After parting ways with Serbian Vladimir Bosnjak who resigned from his position as head coach, the Rwanda Basketball Federation (Ferwaba) appointed Tanzanian tactician Henry Mwinuka to replace him on an interim basis in December 2020. (AllAfrica)

RSSB Collects Over Rwf10 Billion in Mutuelles De Santé Subsidies

[New Times] From July to December 31, 2020, Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB) collected Rwf11.5 billion in additional funding to the community-based health insurance scheme, mutuelles de santé. (AllAfrica)

Amavubi Head Into Crucial Tie Against Togo Hoping to End Goal Drought

[New Times] The national football team will be hoping that they can finally find the back of the net when they take on Togo in the final Group C game of the African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Cameroon. (AllAfrica)

Government Explains Recent Spike in Covid-19 Cases

[New Times] Sixteen percent of the people whose antibodies were recently tested to ascertain whether they had been exposed to Covid-19 were found to have contracted the virus and beaten it without their knowledge, The New Times can reveal. (AllAfrica)

Govt Continues to Target Critics, Flout Human Rights - Report

[allAfrica] An excerpt on Rwanda from the annual Human Rights Watch publication, World Report 2021: (AllAfrica)

Remains of Rwandan Peacekeeper Killed in CAR Repatriated

[New Times] Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) has confirmed that they have received the casket bearing remains of fallen Rwandan peacekeeper Sergeant Jean d'Amour Nsabimana which arrived in Rwanda from Central African Republic on Thursday, January 21. (AllAfrica)

Kayonza Man Arrested Over Growing Marijuana at Home, Claims It's Legal

[New Times] A 35-year-old man in Kabarondo, Kayonza District, was Wednesday evening arrested over growing 157 cannabis trees in his home. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda, DR Congo Look to Further Bolster Economic and Trade Ties

[New Times] DR Congo President Félix-Antoine Tshisekedi met the Minister of Trade and Industry, Soraya Hakuziyaremye, and Rwanda's envoy in Kinshasa, Vincent Karega, on Tuesday, January 19, to discuss ways in which the neighbouring countries can increase their economic and trade ties. (AllAfrica)

Americans in Rwanda Look to Biden Presidency With Hope

[New Times] Americans living in Rwanda say they are optimistic that the new administration of President Joe Biden will ensure good relations with Africa and the rest of the world. (AllAfrica)

Americans in Rwanda Welcome Biden Presidency With Optimism

[New Times] Americans living in Rwanda say they are optimistic the new administration of President Joe Biden will ensure good relations with Africa and the rest of the world. (AllAfrica)

CHAN 2020 - Amavubi Face Morocco in Crucial Clash

[New Times] There will be a lot at stake, particularly for Rwanda, when Amavubi face holders Morocco in their second Group C game at the ongoing African Nations Championship (CHAN) finals in Douala, Cameroon, on Friday night. (AllAfrica)

Top Rwandan Swimmers Land Fina Scholarships in Russia

[New Times] Rwanda's top two swimmers Is'haq Irankunda and Eloi Maniraguha have been awarded a one-year scholarship by the world swimming governing body (FINA) to train at the High-Performance Swimming Centre in Russia. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda to Host World Class Tech Support Centre

[New Times] Rwanda's technology landscape could experience a major shift, especially for the under-utilized talent as the country joins forces with TEK Experts to establish a know-how support centre in Kigali this year. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda Deploys Mobile Dryers to Tackle Post-Harvest Losses

[New Times] The Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI) has embarked on the use of mobile grain dryers in a bid to reduce post-harvest losses and limit exposure of the harvest to aflatoxin. (AllAfrica)

Food Relief in Kigali to Be Distributed Door-to-Door

[New Times] Kigali city districts are working on a system through which they will distribute food relief to residents who currently have no source of income due to the latest lockdown imposed on January 18, 2021. (AllAfrica)

Unpacking Rwanda's Plan to Distribute Covid-19 Vaccine

[New Times] The arrival of the Covid-19 vaccine is probably the most anticipated development in Rwanda, as the virus continues to wreak havoc in Rwanda and all countries of the world. (AllAfrica)

King Faisal Hospital Upgrade to Be Completed in February

[New Times] The works to upgrade the infrastructure of King Faisal Hospital are nearing completion and the contractor is expected to hand over the project by next month, February 2021. (AllAfrica)

How Effective Has Contact Tracing Been in the Fight Against Covid-19?

[New Times] Covid-19 is a complex virus that can be transmitted between people without even manifesting symptoms on the part of the carrier, according to experts. (AllAfrica)

How Tourism Will Maintain Operations During Lockdown

[New Times] Tourism activities will remain open during the 15 day lockdown which commenced on January 19 in response to rising Covid-19 cases and mortalities. (AllAfrica)

Police to Investigate Glitches in Its Movement Clearance System

[New Times] The Rwanda National Police (RNP) has promised to look into the challenges that some people are facing when using its movement clearance system. (AllAfrica)

Schools to Reopen Gradually, Night-Time Curfew Eased

[New Times] A cabinet meeting held on Friday, September 25 among others resolved that schools will resume in the coming weeks, after over 6 months of closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic. (AllAfrica)