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'Genocide' Actor Rwasa Dead At 43

[East African] Rwanda's nascent film industry is mourning the death of Dennis Nsanzamahoro aka Rwasa, 43, a director and actor who appeared in a number of major films based on the Genocide against the Tutsis. (AllAfrica)

Some Wildlife Poachers Become Conservationists

[VOA] Some Rwandans who used to be wildlife poachers have turned into conservationists. (AllAfrica)

Lifesaving Drones - Govt to Showcase Drone Potential

[New Times] When the Government entered into a partnership with Zipline in 2016, an American logistics startup, Rwanda became the first country in the world to use drones to deliver blood. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda to Open New Air Routes

[New Times] Parliament Tuesday approved a draft law that paves way for Rwanda to cooperate with 32 countries in the aviation sector. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda, Uganda Officials to Meet in Kigali

[New Times] Rwanda and Uganda's ministers for foreign affairs and those in charge of internal affairs, as well as heads of intelligence, are set to meet in Kigali on Monday next week in the latest attempt to normalise their deteriorating relations. (AllAfrica)

PwC Says Keen on Learning Rwanda's Development Model

[New Times] Partners, board members and staff of PwC, a multinational professional services network, from over 10 countries have convened in Kigali to discuss innovative ways to develop their business and increase relevance. (AllAfrica)

Northern Province - Senatorial Candidates Pledge to Engage Diaspora on Development

[New Times] Candidates campaigning to represent Northern Province in the upper chamber of parliament have promised to actively engage Rwandans living abroad in the country's development agenda. (AllAfrica)

Kigali Golf Club Set to Become 18-Hole Course

[New Times] The upcoming Cimerwa Golf Tournament will mark the temporary suspension of events at the Kigali Golf Club (KGC) to pave way for redevelopment from nine holes to an international 18-hole course. (AllAfrica)

500,000 to Be Screened for Hepatitis C in Eastern Province

[New Times] At least 500,000 people in Eastern Province will get free screening for Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) in the next 10 days as government accelerates efforts to eliminate the virus. (AllAfrica)

Pension Fund Put to Task Over "Expensive" Housing Projects

[New Times] Members of the parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) have grilled Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB) for developing houses that only cater for the interests of the middle and high-income earners. (AllAfrica)

Goodrich TV Boss Detained for Assaulting Female Employee

[New Times] Francis Habumugisha, the boss of Goodrich TV is being detained by Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) over physical torture of one of her female employees, identified as Diane Kamali. (AllAfrica)

Burundi-Rwanda Trade Resumes, But Old Problems Stay

[East African] Formal trade between Kigali and Bujumbura is slowly picking up after a political spat in Burundi that led to violence disrupted the movement of goods and people between the two countries four years ago. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda Received No Payment for Libya Evacuees - Officials

[New Times] Kamayirese said that the intervention is purely on humanitarian grounds and was taken in consultation with several stakeholders in refugee affairs, and it was not transactional in any way. (AllAfrica)

Still No Answers in Murky Case of Rwandan Taxify Driver Shot Dead in Cape Town

[Daily Maverick] On 30 May 2019, Rwandan Bolt (Taxify) driver Camir Nkurunziza was hijacked and killed in Cape Town in an incident that involved three suspects and some police officers. The first court appearance left his widow dejected as it was postponed for still further investigations. (AllAfrica)

Are Banks, Regulators Keeping Pace With Digital Disruptions?

[New Times] As emerging technology companies race to provide digital financial services, some traditional players have expressed concerns over the potential threats that such firms can pose to the stability of the financial sector. (AllAfrica)

BBOXX Epay Launched

[New Times] On September 6, BBOXX Rwanda introduced the BBOXX E-Pay which is aimed to facilitate those living in the Diaspora and those in Kigali to buy affordable solar powered systems for their families back home. This new innovation is an opportunity for our customer to make a smart and impactful investment by offering electricity at no transaction cost through the online platform. (AllAfrica)

Cherie Blair Leads Investment Delegation to Rwanda

[New Times] Cherie Blair, founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, yesterday paid a courtesy visit to the Rwanda Development Board, where she met with senior government officials. (AllAfrica)

MTN Rwanda to Get New CEO This Month

[New Times] MTN Rwanda will late this month get a new chief executive, Mitwa Kaemba Ng'ambi. The changes were confirmed by MTN Group. (AllAfrica)

How Has Rwanda Handled Refugees' Welfare?

[New Times] Rwanda yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the African Union to set up a transit mechanism for evacuating refugees and asylum seekers out of Libya. (AllAfrica)

Rwandans React to Imminent Arrival of Refugees From Libya

[New Times] After years of preparation, Rwanda is finally in the process of receiving 500 refugees from Libya. (AllAfrica)

8 Things You Should Know About Rwanda's Offer to Host Libya Refugees

[New Times] Rwanda will soon receive refugees from Libya following the signing of an agreement between government, the African Union (AU) Commission, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. (AllAfrica)

Refugees Held Captive in Libya to Go to Rwanda in Coming Weeks - UNHCR

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi/London -Libya has become the main conduit for Africans fleeing war and poverty trying to reach Europe, since former leader Muammar Gaddafi was toppled in a NATO-backed uprising in 2011 (AllAfrica)

Rwanda, AU and UNHCR Sign Agreement to Evacuate Libyans

[New Times] The Government of Rwanda Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the African Union (AU) Commission, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees regarding the evacuation of refugees and asylum-seekers out of Libya. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda Govt Signs Migrant Hosting Deal After Libya Slavery Horror

[New Times] Rwanda's intervention came amid harrowing revelations that the migrants, most of them from West Africa, are being sold openly in modern-day slave markets in Libya. (AllAfrica)

SA Seeks Extradition of Alleged Assassins of Rwandan Intelligence Chief

[Daily Maverick] South Africa's National Prosecuting Authority has issued warrants for the arrest of two of the four alleged murderers of former Rwandan intelligence chief Patrick Karegeya in 2013. (AllAfrica)

Criminal Record Clearance Goes Digital

[New Times] The National Public Prosecution Authority (NPPA) has started issuing criminal record clearance certificates through online, effectively beginning the process to phase out the current system that has stimulated public complaints in the recent past. (AllAfrica)

Premier Ngirente - Collaboration Key to Conservation

[New Times] More than 8.9 per cent of Rwanda's land base protected as national parks following the the addition of Gishwati Mukura National Park in 2015. (AllAfrica)

UN Staff Officers Course Opens in Musanze

[New Times] A group of 34 military officers from nine African countries on Monday started a two-week United Nations (UN) Staff Officers' course at the Rwanda Peace Academy in Musanze District. (AllAfrica)

Will New Model Save Ailing Forestry Business?

[New Times] In 2017, communities engaged in the forestry business in districts such as Gakenke, Gicumbi, Rulindo and Rwamagana were facing uncertainty of growth as they had been witnessing low production due to years of uncontrolled forest degradation and limited skills in forestry management. (AllAfrica)

Entrepreneurs Experience - Starting a Business Without Experience

[New Times] Emmanuel Chris Niyokwizerwa, also known as Chris Gentle, is an emerging fashion designer and illustrator in Rwanda. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda's Dry Port to Facilitate Trade in Region - UAE Trade Official

[New Times] Rwanda's dry port will ease trade not only in Rwanda, but also in the neighbouring markets, Mohammed Al Kamali the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Exports has said. (AllAfrica)