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Ugandan in Rwanda one of five coronavirus cases

Kigali, Rwanda | AFP & THE INDEPENDENT |  Rwanda has confirmed four additional coronavirus cases, one of them being a 22-year-old Ugandan national who arrived in Kigali from London on March 15. That brings to five the number positive cases in Rwanda, as the virus hits several East African countries. …

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Rwanda bans big gatherings in capital amid coronavirus fears

Kigali, Rwanda | AFP | City authorities in Kigali have banned concerts, rallies and other mass gatherings in the capital as a preventive measure against coronavirus, despite Rwanda recording no confirmed cases of the illness. Coronavirus has only been reported in eight countries on the African continent, according to data from …

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Uganda and Rwanda move closer to opening border

Kigali, Rwanda | THE INDEPENDENT | Rwanda and Uganda have agreed to resume collaboration among their security organs which had been stopped when the relations between the countries soured at the start of last year. This was part of the resolutions in the communique from the Ad hoc committee meeting between …

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Roadshow to help Rwandan businesses tap into AfCFTA

  Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has announced a roadshow in Kigali to show the Rwandan private sector how it can become a primary beneficiary of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) which will provide significant opportunities to access the largely untapped markets and …

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Rwanda’s grand vision for future leaves poor in Kigali on the curb

Kigali, Rwanda | AFP |  Slum dwellers in Kigali are accusing city authorities of razing their homes without paying compensation, stirring anger among poorer Rwandans who feel marginalised by a government-led push to modernise the capital. This month, the first of thousands of homes slated for demolition in Kigali’s unplanned …

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Uganda-Rwanda talks back on track

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & AFP |  Rwanda’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Olivier Nduhungirehe will lead a high level delegation to Uganda today for a second meeting to discuss the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding signed in Angola in August. This second meeting that aims at easing …

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Kigali photo fest

Rwanda gets contemporary art festival | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Photography is more than the art of taking a picture. It is a powerful story-telling tool. It is, therefore, not surprising that it is increasingly being courted as a medium to narrate the diverse African experience on one stage called the …

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