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Rwanda begins COVID-19 vaccination for health workers, others

Rwanda says it has commenced vaccinating high-risk groups against COVID-19 nationwide, notably frontline healthcare staff, with limited vaccine doses acquired through international cooperation.

Rwandan government to offer free COVID-19 vaccination

The Rwandan government says it will offer free Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination to citizens after the country receives the vaccine next year.

Rwanda to offer free COVID-19 vaccination

The Rwandan government says it will offer free Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination to citizens after the country receives the vaccine next year.

Rwanda to issue licences for growing cannabis for export

The Rwandan government will issue licenses for growing cannabis for medical use and export, the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) said late Tuesday.

Paul Rusesabagina, Hotel Rwanda hero, charged with terrorism

Paul Rusesabagina, portrayed as a hero in a Hollywood movie about Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, appeared in a Rwandan court on Monday, charged with terrorism.

Rwandan officials donate salary to back Coronavirus battle

Cabinet members and other senior government officials in Rwanda have promised to donate their April salary to show solidarity with their fellow Rwandans under coronavirus lockdown

Coronavirus: Soldiers arrested for raping women during lockdown

Five Rwandan soldiers have been arrested after residents of a slum in the capital, Kigali, alleged that they raped women as they enforced a nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the army has said.

What Rwanda’s Chief Justice says on corruption

Rwanda's Chief Justice Faustin Ntezilyayo on Thursday said there was need for concrete actions to plug loopholes in the fight against corruption in the country's justice sector.

Rwanda gets new foreign, internal security ministers, in shake up

Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Monday evening reshuffled the cabinet, appointing a new foreign minister and and another one for the reintroduced ministry of internal security.

Rwanda opposition politician stabbed to death

Syridio Dusabumuremyi, a prominent opposition politician in Rwanda has been stabbed to death, the BBC has reported quoting the victim's FDU-Inkingi party.

Rwanda ready to curtail outbreak of Ebola – Ministry

With the air distance between the two countries just 979 miles, Rwanda has spoken of its readiness to check the outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Rwanda denies closing border with Congo DR

Rwanda’s health minister said the border with Democratic Republic of the Congo remained open on Thursday, appearing to contradict an earlier statement that the frontier was closed near the Ebola-hit Congolese city of Goma.

Ebola scare: Rwanda shuts DR Congo border, Tshisekedi furious

Rwanda has provoked the fury of President Felix Tshisekedi, after it shuttered its frontier with Ebola-hit Democratic Republic of Congo, when a third case of the deadly virus was detected in the border city of Goma.

Ebola: Rwanda closes border with DRC

Rwanda has closed its border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where a deadly Ebola outbreak that started a year ago has killed more than 1,803 people.

Rwanda inaugurates water treatment plants

The Rwandan government on Monday inaugurated new water treatment plants to ease access to clean water for residents of the country. Rwandan Prime Minister, Edouard...

Obasanjo, others lay wreaths marking 25th anniversary of Rwanda Genocide

Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo was among world leaders, former and present who laid wreaths on Sunday morning at Kigali Genocide Memorial, as the...

Rwanda honours victims of genocide 25 years after

Rwandans gathered on Sunday to begin a solemn commemoration of the lives of 800,000 Tutsi and moderate Hutus murdered during the Rwandan genocide, a...

25 years after genocide: Rwanda is emerging like a colossus – Obasanjo

Adejoke Adeleye/Abeokuta Former Nigerian President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo on Thursday reflected on the 1994 genocide in Rwanda and declared that 25 years after the strife,...

Corruption: Rwanda recommends online assets declaration for Nigeria

The Rwandan Government Board (RGB) says online assets declaration by public office holders is one of the methods that can be used to reduce corruption to a barest minimum in any country including Nigeria.

HIV/AIDS: Rwanda launches nationwide survey

Rwanda on Wednesday unveiled a nationwide survey to ascertain the prevalence of HIV/AIDS and the impact of preventive measures in the country.

Rwanda launches campaign to eliminate mother-to-child HIV transmission

Rwanda on Monday launched a national campaign to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of new HIV infections and keeping mothers alive.

Trump suspends Rwanda’s right to export clothing duty-free

President Donald Trump has suspended Rwanda’s right to export clothing duty-free to the United States over Kigali’s decision to increase tariffs on imports of used clothing and footwear, the U.S. Trade Representative’s office said.

Rwanda signs $300m loan agreements with China, India

Rwanda signed loan agreements worth more than 300 million dollars with China and India to fund roads and irrigation, officials said, as leaders from the two Asian powers made their first visits to the East African nation.

Chinese President to visit Senegal, Rwanda, SA, UAE

President Xi Jinping of China will pay state visits to Senegal, Rwanda and South Africa and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from July 19 to July 24, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson announced Thursday.

FIBA qualifiers: Rwanda, Uganda, Mali arrive in Lagos

The national teams of Mali, Uganda and Rwanda have arrived in Lagos for the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup Qualifiers dunking off at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos on Friday.

Rwanda signs sponsorship, tourism promotion deal with Arsenal

Rwanda has signed a sponsorship and tourism promotion deal with English football clubside Arsenal, the country’s government said on Wednesday.

Rwanda claims withdrawal of AGOA “at discretion of U.S.”

The withdrawal of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) benefits is “at the discretion of the U.S.”, the Rwandan government has said.

African Wonder: Kigali, Rwanda’s capital, now Africa’s most beautiful city

Kigali, the capital of Rwanda has been declared as the most beautiful city in Africa and 3rd greenest city in the world.

Davido Gifts Rwandan Students $5000

As part of his tour, Davido who is currently touring the world for his 30 Billion Concert, has donated $5,000 to students of a music school in Rwanda.

Congolese refugees besiege UN office in Rwanda, protest food cuts

Anti-riot police in western Rwanda on Wednesday surrounded at least 3,000 Congolese refugees, who had camped at the UN Refugee Agency overnight to protest reduced food rations at their camp.

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