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We Can't Afford Setbacks in Health Sector - Kagame

[New Times] President Paul Kagame on Thursday told more than 800 medical doctors that the country cannot allow the achievements made in the health sector to be derailed by poor practices. (AllAfrica)

Refugees - Rwanda Helps Hundreds, but Thousands More Languish in Libya

[African Arguments] International policy towards refugees tends to ignore root causes and often makes humanitarian crises worse. (AllAfrica)

Legacy of the International Tribunal for Rwanda Isn't Spotless - but It Is Remarkable

[Deutsche Welle] The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda identified murder and rape as a means of perpetrating genocide, setting a precedent for the world. That's why we should cherish international justice, writes Fred Muvunyi. (AllAfrica)

India Donates 100,000 Science Textbooks to Rwanda

[New Times] The government of India on Thursday donated 100,000 textbooks to Rwanda's education sector and will benefit students that will mainly benefit high school students pursuing science-related courses. (AllAfrica)

Ten Young Innovators Shortlisted for the Final Round of IAccelerator

[New Times] Ten innovative projects secured ticket to the final stage of Innovation Accelerator (IAccelerator) second phase during a tight competition held on Wednesday, bringing together 40 projects. (AllAfrica)

Medics Seek Increased Investment in Facilities, Education

[New Times] More than 800 medical doctors meeting at the Intare Conference Arena in Rusororo have said that increased investment in hospital facilities, training programmes and updating tariffs of medical services will improve healthcare services in Rwanda. (AllAfrica)

DNA Proves Paternity of Son to Genocide Victim in Family Row

[New Times] The Supreme Court is working to finalise a case that has been in courts now for close to five years, in which a 27-year old man is battling an alleged uncle over the paternity of a victim of the Genocide against the Tutsi. (AllAfrica)

Anti-Genocide Denial Body to Sue French TV Over Hate Speech

[New Times] A Rwandan organisation aimed at fighting denial of the Genocide against the Tutsi has condemned a French television for giving a platform to genocide deniers to air hate message and denied the 1994 Genocide. (AllAfrica)

Police, MTN in Campaign Against Distractive Driving

[New Times] Rwanda National Police (RNP) and MTN-Rwanda, on Thursday, rolled out a countrywide road safety campaign against distractive driving/riding, which is aimed at preventing use of phone while on the wheel. (AllAfrica)

Regional Airline to Enter Rwandan Market

[New Times] Regional low-cost airline, Jambojet, is set to debut the Rwandan market later this month with plans to operate daily flights from Nairobi. (AllAfrica)

Bureaucracy Drove Volkswagen From Tanzania to Rwanda - Former Minister

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -A former cabinet minister in Tanzania, Charles Kitwanga told the parliament on Wednesday November 6 that Europe's biggest carmaker, Volkswagen, decided to invest in Rwanda after attempts to set up a car assembly in Tanzania failed due to 'deep-rooted bureaucracy.' (AllAfrica)

Rwanda Responds to British Lawmakers

[New Times] The Minister of Justice Johnston Busingye has responded to a group of British Parliamentarians who wrote to the Government of Rwanda calling for the release of former military officers Col Tom Byabagamba and Rtd Brig-Gen Frank Rusagara. (AllAfrica)

New Army Chief Kazura is a Humorous Workaholic

[New Times] New Chief of Defence Staff General Jean Bosco Kazura is a man obsessed with hard work, wants to achieve perfection in what he does, yet he still remains of humorous character - according to those that have worked with him. (AllAfrica)

New Report Exposes Divisionism Among the Youth

[New Times] Twenty-five years since the Genocide against the Tutsi, there are still parents who continue to plant seeds of divisionism into their children, grooming them as early as six years old, the Senate heard yesterday. (AllAfrica)

PSF Signs Trade Deal With Namibia Firm

[New Times] Rwanda's Private Sector Federation (PSF) and a Namibian company, Habesha African Investments, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen trade ties between both countries. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda Courts International Flower Market

[New Times] Rwanda flower growing companies are seeking to expand their global market reach by showcasing at the world's biggest flower market place International Floriculture Trade Fair (IFTF). (AllAfrica)

Public Institutions on the Spot for Malpractices

[New Times] Fourteen public institutions were involved in malpractices in the recruitment process, the National Public Service Commission has revealed. through its 2018/2019 report. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda Royal Tour Documentary Screened in London

[New Times] Visit Rwanda on Tuesday evening hosted a screening of the Rwanda Royal Tour which convened international tour operators who had come to showcase the country's vibrant and diverse offering of luxury and ecotourism experiences. (AllAfrica)

Women Now Constitute 52% of the Cabinet

[New Times] President Paul Kagame on Monday reshuffled cabinet, making changes in which women comprise 52 per cent, an increase from the 50 percent women representation in the previous cabinet. (AllAfrica)

Kagame Shakes Up Top Military Brass

[New Times] President Paul Kagame has made sweeping changes in the upper echelons of the Rwanda Defence Force (RDF), appointing Gen Jean-Bosco Kazura as the RDF Chief of Defence Staff. (AllAfrica)

Volleyball - UTB 'Ready to Fight' for Maiden League Title

[New Times] Following their stunning performance during the preseason tournament last weekend, UTB have vowed to launch a strong bid in search for the club's first volleyball league title. (AllAfrica)

Rayon Bounce Back, Mukura Thrash As Kigali to Go Second

[New Times] Wednesday (AllAfrica)

VW Tests Its Electric Golfs in Rwanda

[East African] Rwanda has partnered with German carmaker Volkswagen to test the reliability of the electric Golf cars in Africa, in its push to become the region's industrial hub. (AllAfrica)

Kagame Opens Judicial Year

[New Times] President Paul Kagame has called for joint efforts in solving national problems and improving service delivery in the judicial system. (AllAfrica)

Prime Minister Reshuffles Provincial Executive Secretaries

[New Times] Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente has made changes in local government which saw all the provinces given new executive secretaries. (AllAfrica)

Bail Hearing for Ex-Minister Bayigamba Postponed

[New Times] The pre-trial hearing of the case involving former youth, sports and culture minister Robert Bayigamba, has been postponed until next week. (AllAfrica)

Ombudsman Presents Annual Report to Parliament Today

[New Times] The Ombudsman, Anastase Murekezi, will appear in parliament today where he is expected to present his institution's 2018/2019 annual report. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda's Nyabihu Tea Fetches Record Price at Mombasa Auction

[New Times] Tea processed by Nyabihu Tea Factory on Tuesday sold at a record price of $7.22 (about Rwf6,624.89) per kilogramme, the highest price in the history of the Mombasa trading where a dozen producers from the region sell their tea. (AllAfrica)

Call to Build Climate Resilient Agricultural Systems

[New Times] Eradicating hunger in Africa by 2025 will require governments to build agricultural systems that are resilient to climate change, activists have said, arguing that this would ensure sustainable food production. (AllAfrica)

China Commits to Expand Market Access for Foreign Investors

[New Times] As part of the People's Republic of China's measures to actively open the Chinese market to the rest of the world, the country is hosting the second China International Import Expo. (AllAfrica)

'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)