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Rwandan for French parliament

The party of Frances new president unveils a Rwandan-born economist as candidate in polls French president-elect Emmanuel Macron’s party on May 11 unveiled more than 400 candidates who will stand in parliamentary elections in June, with half of them newcomers to politics and half of them women. It includes Herve …

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KENYA: Rising election tension

Kenya’s history of election violence is threatening to repeat itself By Sekou Toure Otondi In April Kenya saw an increase in intra-party political violence following the start of its political party primaries that began on April 13 and run for two weeks. The primaries are “mini-polls” held by political parties …

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ANALYSIS: The Kenyan election

Will technology deliver a free and fair election this time? By John Walubengo Elections present a milestone beyond which countries either strengthen their democratic credentials or become failed states. Often states fail when there are either perceived or blatant election malpractices. This in turn can lead to prolonged civil unrest. …

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Rwanda comes under fire over new gorilla tracking fees

ATC News by Prof. Wolfgang H. Thome Now East Africa’s tourism apex body too speaks out against the gorilla permit fee hike in Rwanda #DownWithUmeme is a very popular hashtag by this correspondent over the frequent power outages caused by Uganda’s electricity company. Now however have readers opposed to the …

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RWANDA: Bralirwa revenues grow

But profits decline over declining sales, high costs By Susan Babijja Bralirwa, the biggest brewing company in Rwanda registered annual revenue growth of 5.6% despite a decline in sale volumes, according to its financial performance figures announced recently. According to the results, the firm’s revenue for the period ended December …

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RWANDA: RSSB adopts Mobicash for Mutuelle

New digital technology to ease community health based insurance payment By Susan Babijja The Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB) has introduced a new subscribing scheme through which community will pay their annual health insurance. The mobicash scheme is a result of partnership entered between RSSB and Mobicash; a mobile solutions …

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Black rhinos: They are back!

Black rhinos from South Africa relocated to Akagera park Finally, 10 eastern black rhinos have been relocated to the Akagera National Park in Rwanda from South Africa. Rhinos disappeared from the park about 10 years ago. The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) said the May 2 relocation of the rhinos was …

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