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Commercial Bank of Africa starts operation in Rwanda

 Kigali, Rwanda | ISAAC KHISA AND AGENCIES | Kenyan-based Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA) officially started its banking operations in Rwanda on March 19 following the successful acquisition of Crane Bank Rwanda Ltd, now relaunched as CBA Rwanda Limited. Acquired from Dfcu Uganda, CBA Rwanda Ltd becomes the 16th commercial …

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Rwanda goes for electric trains to Dar

Kampala, Uganda | INDEPENDENT TEAM & AGENCIES | Rwanda and Tanzania have agreed to review the design of Isaka-Kigali standard gauge railway. They have dropped the proposed use of diesel engines in favour of electric locomotives. The line is proposed to link the Tanzanian port of Dar-es-Salaam and Kigali; a stretch of …

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700 noisy churches

Why Rwanda closed them Kampala, Uganda | INDEPENDENT TEAM | About 700 churches were recently closed down in Rwanda. Most of them are small Pentecostal churches. One mosque was closed too but the focus was on the churches. The closure late last February by the Rwanda Governance Board (RGB) was meant …

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At least 16 dead as lightning strikes Rwanda church

Kigali, Rwanda | AFP |  At least 16 people were killed and dozens more injured after lightning struck a Seventh-Day Adventist church in Rwanda, a local official said Sunday. Fourteen victims were killed on the spot as lightning hit the church in the Nyaruguru district in the Southern Province on …

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KAGAME: Focus on development

President Kagame pushes for delivery on development targets at leadership retreat Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Rwandan President Paul Kagame’s key message at the opening of the country’s 15th National Leadership retreat (Umwiherero) at Gabiro in Gatsibo district was a call to leaders to deliver on the country’s development vision. …

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Genocide against the Tutsi’ recognised by UN

Kampala, Uganda | FRANCIS BYARUHANGA | With one month left for Rwanda to commemorate 24 years since the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi, the United Nations General Assembly has unanimously adopted a decision on the “International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda”. The decision corrects …

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Busy skies over Kigali

RwandAir spreads its wings across Africa Kampala, Uganda | INDEPENDENT TEAM | The New Year 2018 has kicked off in high gear for RwandAir, the national carrier of Rwanda with launches of new routes. The latest news is the now scheduled May 16 launch of its new Kigali-Harare-Cape Town route. RwandAir …

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