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MTN Rwanda runs Izihirwe loyalty promotion to mark 20th anniversary

For three months, customers will be rewarded with free voice calls, free SMS and free data bundles multiple times. They can win weekly and monthly gifts such as cash, TV sets, goats, speakers, phones, and restaurant and cinema vouchers. There are also cows, goats and thirteen brand-new motos to be g


Rwanda:Economy Expands By 6.7%

Rwanda's economy grew by 6.7 per cent in the second quarter of 2018, the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning said yesterday.[...][Published inAidNews- Readthe original article]


Burundi: ICRC mobilizes emergency aid for families deported from Rwanda. - RegionWeek

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has mobilized emergency aid for 1,800 Burundian families recently expelled from Rwanda, a statement released Friday by the international organization said.


Rise of Tech Community in Rwanda – Emmanuel TUYISHIMIRE – Medium

Early In 2018, Rwandan tech community are growing rapidly as never happen before and, is building the developer capacity by impacting the way they learn, connect and communicate. Knowledge sharing, networking and sharing opportunity are the core base of any tech community.


African experiments with drone technologies could leapfrog decades of infrastructure neglect

Countries across the continent are experimenting with this 21st century technology as a way to leapfrog decades of neglect of 20th century infrastructure. Over the last two years, San Francisco-based startup Zipline launched a national UAV delivery program in East Africa; South Africa passed commerc


The small study in Rwanda that could change the way the US does foreign aid

The US Agency for International Development (USAID), the US government’s main foreign aid organization, has started doing something radical. It has begun testing programs it runs in Africa, and seeing if they actually do any more good than just handing out cash. And withthe first such evaluationnow


AFCON: Rwanda responds to referee bribery allegations

Rwanda’s FA, FERWAFA, has denied the bribery allegations made by Namibia referee Jackson Pavaza.


Rwanda's President to First Opposition Lawmakers: Work With Us

Kagame spoke Wednesday at a swearing-in ceremony in the capital, Kigali, that included four lawmakers from opposition parties. Their election in a Sept. 3 vote marked the first time a party not in the Rwandan Patriotic Front coalition had won seats since the country’s 1994 genocide -- a development


Rwanda:Opposition Leader Demands Release of Jailed Political Opponents

Rwanda's opposition leader, Victoire Ingabire, has urged authorities to release political prisoners and open up political space for competitive politics.[...]


CAF elite referees course concludes in Rwanda

The 15 Referees, 12 Assistant Referees and 7 Women Referees went through medical and physical test, evaluation and integrity test. Four instructors Jerome K. Damon (South Africa), Mohamed Guezzaz (Morocco), Aline Bitagoye (Burundi) and Mohamed Hussein Ali (Djibouti) took the participants through the


FROM THE FIELD: Rwanda’s Green Villages benefit poorest

UNDP-UN Environment/Gabrielle TillbergThe poorest and most vulnerable people in Rwanda have benefited from the “Green Village” concept, a Rwandan government initiative which is supported by UNDP, that aims to tackle the African country’s growing natural resource challenges, including deforestation,


Rwanda deny AFCON bribe allegations

Namibian referee Jackson Pavaza, who handled the match that Ivory Coast won 2-1, reportedly communicated to CAF that he had been offered a bribe andtold the Namibian media about the story.


Winnebago woman saving children in Rwanda after country shutters orphanages

WINNEBAGO (WREX) – Seven-thousand miles away from here, a Winnebago woman is changing lives. Tina Ngizwenayo formed a charity called “Hope for Tomorrow” in Rwanda. It saves babies and families from poverty, and in some cases, the brink of death.


RwandAir mulls A321LR, 737-7 for European routes

“British tourists travel to Rwanda in big numbers; however, during the low season, the A330s may have too much capacity,” CEO Yvonne Manzi Makolo toldATWon the sidelines of this week’s IATA Aviation Day in Mauritius.


Ugandan Volleyball Ace Ongom Joins Bulgaria Club

At Marek Union Ivkoni, he joins Kathbert Malinga, another Ugandan on the team and the third after Daudi Okello's earlier exploits.


Penguin International RFC trains Silverbacks The men’s national rugby team

Rwanda Rugby Federation (RRF) The RRF chief administrator, John Livingstone Muhire has explained that the training started on Sunday16th september by training rugby development officers from different districts. “Rwandan Rugby has been very grateful for the support from Penguins. Several coaching


AFCON 2019 Q: Did Rwanda attempt to bribe the referee?

The referee, Jackson Pavaza, from Namibia was quoted by a Namibian publication namibiansun.com that the Rwandans attempted to bribe him so as to manipulate the match in their favour.


Dr. Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella departs Freetown for New York, USA and Kigali, Rwanda

Dr. Kandeh K. Yumkella, Member of Sierra Leone’s Parliament for Constituency 062 – Samu Chiefdom, and Chair of the Parliamentary Select Committee for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, left the shores of Freetown yesterday, Thursday, for New York to participate as a judge for the Hult Pr


Rwanda's reluctant Romance with Coffee

Some of the best coffee beans in the world are grown in Africa, and while the number of coffee consumers is growing, most Africans still don't drink it. That's something Rwanda's government would like to change.


Kenya’s STTA partners with Red Rocks Rwanda to promote conservation - Chwezi Traveller

Judy Kepher-Gona is the founder of Sustainable Travel and Tourism Agenda. Photo: CourtesyBy Joseph OndiekAfter working in Kenya’s tourism space for over 25 years,Judy Kepher-Gonamooted the idea of using tourism as an essential vehicle for conservation and sustainable community development.Her idea s