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Opposition member ‘assassinated’ in Rwanda

Kigali, Rwanda | AFP |  A member of a banned Rwandan opposition party has been assassinated, party officials alleged Thursday, less than three months before national elections are due to be held. The body of Jean Damascene Habarugira, a member of the United Democratic Forces party (known by its French …

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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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Rwanda meeting pushes for 2% levy to finance African Union

Kagame speaks at the Consultative Meeting on African Reforms held in Kigali on Sunday. PHOTOS Presidency | RwandaRwanda President Paul Kagame has said the African Union (AU) decision to take steps to ensure self-financing  and institutional reform, are important opportunities for a total transformation of the continental body. “I think it’s high …

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Rwandan tycoon to challenge Kagame in elections

Daughter of late Rwandan tycoon to challenge Kagame Kigali, Rwanda | AFP |  The 35-year-old daughter of a tycoon who once bankrolled the ruling Rwandan Patriotic Front said Wednesday she plans to run as an independent candidate against President Paul Kagame in August’s elections. “Everybody is scared to express themselves …

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Rwanda, DRC to explore oil in Lake Kivu

The Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda have signed a five-year joint exploration agreement for oil under Lake Kivu. The agreement follows a similar one between Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli and Congolese President Joseph Kabila in 2016. The two leaders signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly explore the …

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Luxury resort opens two safari lodges in Rwanda

The Dubai-based luxury resort company, One&Only is to open two new properties in Rwanda, namely, One&Only Nyungwe House and One&Only Gorilla’s Nest. The move into Rwanda follows the success of One&Only’s first landlocked property; the Australia’s Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley. Until Australia and Rwanda, One&Only has been renowned for its …

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Burundi refugees find hope in ‘at home’ bar in Rwanda

Kigali, Rwanda | AFP |  Outside Rwanda’s national stadium is a bar that has become a second home for Burundian refugees fleeing their country’s two-year-old political crisis. The clues are in the name, “Imuhira” meaning “at home” in Burundi’s Kirundi language, in the voices of those who gather on the …

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