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Rwanda's Kagame sworn in for third term

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Rwanda's Kagame sworn in for third term

- Kigali, Rwanda | AFP | Rwandan President Paul Kagame was sworn in Friday for a third term in office. Nineteen African heads of state were present at the ceremony which took place in front of a packed crowd in the national stadium in Kigali, entertained by a military parade and drummers. The 59-year-old Kagame, who was re-elected with nearly 99 percent of the vote, took a swipe at critics who regularly highlight repression and lack of freedoms in the tiny east African nation
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Rwanda's president strikes defiant note in inauguration

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Rwanda's president strikes defiant note in inauguration

- KIGALI (Reuters) - Rwandan President Kagame struck a defiant tone in his inauguration speech on Friday after criticism by international rights bodies over his re-election this month. Kagame won 98.8 percent of the vote in Aug. 4 poll after the election board disqualified one of the candidates who had hoped to run against him. "Every attempt that was made from within and especially from outside to denigrate the process and glorify the old politics of division, only made Rwandans more defiant and more determined to express ourselves through the vote," Kagame told thousands of people packed in a football stadium to watch the ceremony
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President Uhuru travels to Rwanda for Kagame inauguration ceremony

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President Uhuru travels to Rwanda for Kagame inauguration ceremony

- SUMMARY President Uhuru, accompanied by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta travel to Kigali, Rwanda for President Paul Kagame inauguration ceremony. Acting Interior CS Fred Matiang’i, Chief of Defence Forces, General Samson Mwathethe led senior government officials in seeing off the Head of State. Uhuru said he looks forward to working together on matters of regional security, regional integration, and infrastructure with Rwanda
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President Kenyatta arrives in Kigali for President Kagame’s inauguration

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President Kenyatta arrives in Kigali for President Kagame’s inauguration

- KIGALI, RWANDA, 18 August 2017 (PSCU) – President Uhuru Kenyatta has arrived in Kigali to attend the inauguration of Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame following his re-election in the polls. President Kenyatta – who was accompanied by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta – joins 20 Heads of State and Government from Africa and beyond as well as other dignitaries who are attending the inauguration ceremony at the Amahoro National Stadium in the capital city, Kigali
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Museveni in Kigali for Kagame inauguration

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Museveni in Kigali for Kagame inauguration

- President Yoweri Museveni has arrived in the Rwandan Capital Kigali to attend the inaugural ceremony of President- elect Paul Kagame as he swears in for his third term in office. Museveni was received at the Kigali international Airport by the Foreign Affairs Minister, Sam Kahamba Kuteesa, the acting Ugandan High Commissioner to Rwanda Ann katusiime, Brig Nyamunyanisa, among others. Rwanda held presidential elections on August 4th 2017 that saw the incumbent President Paul Kagame secure an overwhelming 7-year, third term in office
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President Kenyatta arrives in Kigali for Kagame’s inauguration

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President Kenyatta arrives in Kigali for Kagame’s inauguration

- President Uhuru Kenyatta has arrived in Kigali Friday to attend the inauguration of Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame following his re-election in the August 4 polls. President Kenyatta who was accompanied by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta joins 20 Heads of State and Government from Africa and beyond as well as other dignitaries who are attending the inauguration ceremony at the Amahoro National Stadium in the capital city, Kigali
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Uhuru leaves for Kigali, to attend Kagame's inauguration

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Uhuru leaves for Kigali, to attend Kagame's inauguration

- President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday traveled to Kigali, Rwanda, to attend the inauguration ceremony of President Paul Kagame. Uhuru who was accompanied by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta departed at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport shortly before 9:00 am. They were seen off by Acting Interior CS Fred Matiang’i, Chief of Defence Forces Samson Mwathethe and other senior government officials. Uhuru is attending the ceremony to show Kenya's solidarity with the people of Rwanda and their government
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Cranes off to Rwanda for key return leg

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Cranes off to Rwanda for key return leg

- 2018 CHAN QUALIFICATION. Final round return leg this Saturday. Rwanda v Uganda at Kigali Regional Stadium, Nyamirambo. (Uganda lead 3-0 from first leg)The Uganda Cranes team fly to Rwanda Thursday afternoon ahead of a crucial return leg against Rwanda in the final round of the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifiers.Cranes at St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende last weekend. A squad of 20 players Thursday morning conducted their second-last training session at their residential camp at the Africa Bible University in Lubowa off Entebbe road
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Cranes yeesozze enkambi okwetegekera ogw'okudding'ana ne Rwanda

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Cranes yeesozze enkambi okwetegekera ogw'okudding'ana ne Rwanda

- Ku Lwomukaaga August 19. Rwanda –Uganda e Kigali. OKUWUMMULA ssi kutuuka, Uganda Cranes yazzeemu eggulo okwesogga enkambi okutendekebwa nga yeetegekera omupiira ogw’okuddingana ne Rwanda ku luzannya olusembayo mu z’okusunsulamu ez’empaka za CHAN 2018 ezigenda okubeera e Kenya. Uganda Cranes yawangudde ogw’oluzannya olusooka gwe yakyazizza ku ggoolo 3-0 mu kisaawe kya St. Mary’s stadium e Kitende ku Lwomukaaga. Kati yetaaga kulemagana kwonna okuyitamu okugenda okuzannya mu z’akamalirizo ezeetabwamu abazannyi abazannyira mu liigi z’awaka
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Kagame has transformed Rwanda – Mugambage

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Kagame has transformed Rwanda – Mugambage

- Rwandan President Paul Kagame was re-elected with a landslide victory. (Credit: AFP) RWANDA | PAUL KAGAME KAMPALA - The Rwandan High Commissioner to Uganda Frank Mugambage has lauded President Paul Kagame for developing Rwanda in different sectors such as education, health, urbanization as well as tourism. Mugambage was the chief guest as the Rwandan community in Uganda celebrated Kagame's landslide victory in the recently concluded presidential elections
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Kayihura, Rwanda IGP hold talks ahead of EAPCCO meeting

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Kayihura, Rwanda IGP hold talks ahead of EAPCCO meeting

- Gen. Kale Kayihura (L) pictured with Rwanda IGP Emmanuel Gasana during a meeting on bilateral cooperation in Kabale in August 2014. Photo by Abdukarim Ssengendo. The Inspector General of Police, Gen. Kale Kayihura, is meeting his Rwandan counterpart, Emmanuel Gasana, in Kampala. Without disclosing the details of the IGPs discussions, the Police spokesperson, Asan Kasingye said the meeting is in line with the upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Eastern Africa Police Chiefs Cooperation Organization (EAPCCO)
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Rwandan refugee in Uganda kidnapped in capital: Officials

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Rwandan refugee in Uganda kidnapped in capital: Officials

- Kampala - Ugandan officials say a Rwandan refugee has been kidnapped by unknown people in the capital, Kampala. Apollo Kazungu, a government commissioner in charge of refugees, says Rene Rutagungira was known to refugee officials before the incident this week. Ugandan police and UN officials did not immediately comment. Over the years, some Rwandan exiles and refugees in Uganda have complained about the risk of abduction by Rwandan agents
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Rwanda Elections: Paul Kagame throws victory party, thanks Rwandans for trusting him

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Rwanda Elections: Paul Kagame throws victory party, thanks Rwandans for trusting him

- President Paul Kagame has thanked Rwandans for showing the entire world that they still trust the Rwanda Patriotic Front (RFP) to lead them for seven more years. President Paul Kagame has thanked Rwandans for showing the entire world that they still trust the Rwanda Patriotic Front (RFP) to lead them for seven more years. The President-elect of Rwanda made the remarks at the RPF party headquarters Rusororo in Gasabo district, during a victory party, which went on late into the night
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The Latest: US 'disturbed by irregularities' in Rwanda vote

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The Latest: US 'disturbed by irregularities' in Rwanda vote

- KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) - The Latest on Rwanda's presidential election (all times local): ___ The United States says it is "disturbed by irregularities observed during voting" in Rwanda's election in which longtime President Paul Kagame won with nearly 99 percent of the vote. A State Department statement on Saturday also says the U.S. reiterates "long-standing concerns over the integrity of the vote-tabulation process
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Rwanda leader wins 3rd term in vote he called 'a formality'

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Rwanda leader wins 3rd term in vote he called 'a formality'

- KIGALI, Rwanda — Rwanda's longtime President Paul Kagame has easily won a third term in office in what he had called "a formality." He faces another seven years leading the small East African nation praised for its economic performance but criticized for its silencing of opponents. Electoral authorities overnight said Kagame had won more than 98 percent of the vote with 80 percent of the votes counted, with no major change expected when final results are announced later Saturday
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Rwanda's Kagame sweeps presidential polls to win third term

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Rwanda's Kagame sweeps presidential polls to win third term

- KIGALI: Rwanda's incumbent leader Paul Kagame has sealed a crushing victory in presidential elections that granted him a third term in office, extending his 17 years in power. "It is clear that President Paul Kagame, who has 98.66 percent, is in the lead," said electoral commission head Kalisa Mbanda. He said 80 percent of the vote has so far been accounted for
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Rwanda Elections: Authorities dismiss intimidation allegations as voting ends

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Rwanda Elections: Authorities dismiss intimidation allegations as voting ends

- The Rwanda Patriotic Front Deputy Chairperson, Christopher Bazivamo, has dismissed allegations that the high voter turn up during today’s presidential election was a result of intimidation by the authorities. The Rwanda Patriotic Front Deputy Chairperson, Christopher Bazivamo, has dismissed allegations that the high voter turn up during today’s presidential election was a result of intimidation by the authorities. While speaking to journalists at Uwimana polling station, where president Paul Kagame and his family voted from, Bazivamo said that all Rwandans are free to chose to vote or not
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Kagame headed for landslide win as poll results trickle in

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Kagame headed for landslide win as poll results trickle in

- Kigali (AFP) - Rwandan President Paul Kagame looked set for a landslide victory Friday as election results trickling in showed the incumbent with an average 98 percent of the vote in districts counted. The 59-year-old is expected to easily win a third seven-year term at the helm of the east African nation which he has ruled with an iron fist since the end of the 1994 genocide
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  • Rwanda's Kagame sworn in for third term
    Rwanda's Kagame sworn in for third term

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    Kigali, Rwanda | AFP | Rwandan President Paul Kagame was sworn in Friday for a third term in office. Nineteen African heads of state were present at the ceremony which took place in front of a packed crowd in the national stadium in Kigali, entertained by a military parade and drummers. The 59-year-old Kagame, who was re-elected with nearly 99 percent of the vote, took a swipe at critics who regularly highlight repression and lack of freedoms in the tiny east African nation
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Politics & Government

  • President Uhuru travels to Rwanda for Kagame inauguration ceremony
    President Uhuru travels to Rwanda for Kagame inauguration ceremony

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    SUMMARY President Uhuru, accompanied by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta travel to Kigali, Rwanda for President Paul Kagame inauguration ceremony. Acting Interior CS Fred Matiang’i, Chief of Defence Forces, General Samson Mwathethe led senior government officials in seeing off the Head of State. Uhuru said he looks forward to working together on matters of regional security, regional integration, and infrastructure with Rwanda
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Sports

  • Stars out in Chan qualifiers after goalless draw in Kigali
    Stars out in Chan qualifiers after goalless draw in Kigali

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    Dar es Salaam. Poor finishing for the national soccer team, Taifa Stars, has erased Tanzania’s chance to qualify for the next round of the Champions of African nations (Chan) finals scheduled to be held in Nairobi, Kenya next year. Taifa Stars recorded barren draw against Rwanda counterparts, Amavubi, in the return leg played at the Stade de Kigali in Rwanda and mark the end of the team’s race ahead of the Kenya’s finals
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Technology

  • Rwanda to pilot India innovations
    Rwanda to pilot India innovations

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    Rwanda is to host an India Innovation Growth Programme for the East African region, according to an agreement signed between the two countries on Feb. 20 in Kigali. Under the agreement, the India-Rwanda Innovation Growth Program is being launched to enable India expand ties in science, technology and innovation between the two countries. The agreement was signed by Indian Vice President Hamid Ansari and Rwandan Prime Minister Anastase Murekezi in
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Health

  • Rwanda bans poultry products amid bird flu concerns
    Rwanda bans poultry products amid bird flu concerns

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    Rwanda has imposed temporary ban on all imported poultry products from Uganda and European countries due to outbreak of Avian Influenza (bird flu). Avian Influenza is an infectious type of influenza that spreads among birds. In rare cases, it can affect humans, according to medical scientists. Uganda has confirmed the outbreak of the flu in wild terns and domestic birds which has led to mass deaths of wild birds on
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Family & Parenting

  • Rwandan police detain Uwamahoro, wife of exiled opposition figure
    Rwandan police detain Uwamahoro, wife of exiled opposition figure

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    Kigali, Rwanda | AFP | The wife of a member of Rwanda’s opposition in exile who went missing in the central African country two weeks ago, is in police custody accused of ties to a criminal network, her husband said Friday. The Rwandan authorities “have acknowledged that they have Vilette in their custody and appear to be accusing her of working with criminals,” said Faustin Rukundo, who is married to
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Society & Culture

  • Donor dependence stifling peace efforts in Africa
    Donor dependence stifling peace efforts in Africa

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    The African legislators who are meeting in Midrand, South Africa were told that African people yearn for peace, security and prosperity. Presently, there is conflict and instability in South Sudan, Somalia, Mali and the Sahel, Libya, Burundi, Sudan, Djibouti, the Gulf of Guinea, Gambia and Western Sahara among others. Katende hopes that the implementation of the funding formula adopted by the AU in the July 2016 Summit held in Kigali, Rwanda, would improve the funding challenges
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Religion & Spirituality

  • Pope Francis asks 'forgiveness' for church role in Rwandan genocide
    Pope Francis asks 'forgiveness' for church role in Rwandan genocide

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    Apology came during Monday meeting with Rwanda President Paul Kagame Human rights groups have criticized Catholic Church for silence during Rwanda's 1994 genocide (CNN)Pope Francis has asked Rwandan President Paul Kagame for forgiveness for the "sins and failings" of the Catholic Church during the 1994 Rwandan genocide. During a meeting with Kagame Monday at the Vatican, the Pope expressed "solidarity with the victims and with those who continue to suffer the consequences of those tragic events," according to a statement from the Vatican
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Entertainment & Arts

  • ‘Inanga’ takes over airwaves in Rwanda
    ‘Inanga’ takes over airwaves in Rwanda

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    In Mali they have the Kora, in Kenya there is the Nyatiti and in Rwanda there is the Inanga, a traditional stringed music instrument, currently a favourite of young Rwandan musicians. “We started using the Inanga sound with modern instruments such as the guitar in 2012. Although we were among the first to do so, we were not the pioneers,” says Benoit Bana, the founder of Inzora, a traditional music band
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Education

  • JKUAT, KU campuses in Rwanda threatened by closure
    JKUAT, KU campuses in Rwanda threatened by closure

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    The fate of two top Kenyan public universities hangs in the balance following sweeping higher education reforms taking place in Rwanda. Kenyatta University – which has been in Kigali for about two years – is yet to open its doors, with Rwanda Government officials saying it must meet the accreditation guidelines. Six-month ultimatum JKUAT has been given a six-month ultimatum to comply
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Farming

  • Agrilift starts crop monitoring tool to boost food production

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    A crop monitoring technology project launched last week in Northern Province is expected to help agribusiness by providing timely agronomic data to small scale Irish potato farmers. Agrilift, a local IT company supported by USAid, is rolling out its geo-spatial technology that relies on drones to measure crop’s growth data and transmit it to a web portal accessible by smallholder farmers’ co-operatives. The pilot phase will target 2,000 potato farmers
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Travel & Recreation

  • Rwanda brings rhinos back to boost tourism
    Rwanda brings rhinos back to boost tourism

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    A decade after poachers wiped out its native population of rhinos, Rwanda has reintroduced the animals to its national parks after flying up a group of 10 from South Africa on Tuesday. The group will live at Rwanda’s Akagera National Park, protected by rangers trained in anti-poaching and an electric fence, authorities said. Rhino horn, used as daggers and in traditional Asian medicine, is more expensive than gold or cocaine
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Law & Crime

  • Rwandan Man Charged With Immigration Fraud, Perjury
    Rwandan Man Charged With Immigration Fraud, Perjury

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    BOSTON (CBS) — A Rwandan man who fled his country at the end of the 1994 genocide was arrested Friday in Boston for lying on his asylum application. Jean Leonard Teganya, 46, is charged with one count of immigration fraud and one count of perjury. Court documents say that before and during the genocide, Teganya was a medical student at Butare Hospital in Butare, Rwanda
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Science & Nature

  • Rwanda to share RWf53bn conservation award
    Rwanda to share RWf53bn conservation award

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    Rwanda is set to benefit from a US$65 million (Approx. Rwf53 billion) from the Wyss Foundation given to African Parks to bolster conservation several countries. The funds will go toward African Parks’ management of Liwonde National Park, Majete Wildlife Reserve and Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve in Malawi, Akagera National Park in Rwanda, and five still-to-be-identified protected areas in other countries. African Parks, a South Africa-based organization, manages six million hectares across ten protected areas in seven African nations
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Real Estate

  • Rwandan govt offers firms incentives to build affordable housing
    Rwandan govt offers firms incentives to build affordable housing

    , theeastafrican.co.ke

    The government plans to offer an infrastructure rebate to developers of high density and affordable housing units in a bid to meet increasing demand. The Rwanda Social Security Board is expected to offer this rebate to developers of Vision City, a residential development in Gacuriro. Realtors project investments in the upper housing segment, which had slowed down to now increase while mortgage financers say the move will provide an opportunity to grow their loan book
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Humour

  • Com Factory provides a platform for Rwandan comedy
    Com Factory provides a platform for Rwandan comedy

    , theeastafrican.co.ke

    With local stand-up comedy steadily growing and attracting a larger audience, the Com Factory — a weekly stand-up comedy show — provides a platform for nurturing local comedians. Com Factory was started late last year by John Makenzie alias Babu, a member of the Comedy Knights group. The group are regarded as the pioneers of stand-up comedy shows. “So far, the feedback has been good, and we are steadily gaining experience, which we believe is helping us grow,” said Muyenzi, who also hosts the show
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Motoring

  • Volkswagen assembly plant in Kigali on course
    Volkswagen assembly plant in Kigali on course

    , theeastafrican.co.ke

    Plans by Volkswagen to build Rwanda’s first vehicle assembly plant moved a notch higher after the German carmaker completed a feasibility study of the project. The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) confirmed the progress, noting that the report by Volkswagen contains “positive” results. Although details of the report are still undisclosed, RDB said it now expects Volkswagen to go ahead with the project, which is expected to boost the country’s economy by creating jobs and advancing technology
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Media & Information

  • Rights groups attack Rwanda's move to vet campaign messages
    Rights groups attack Rwanda's move to vet campaign messages

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    Kigali - Human rights groups are criticizing Rwanda's electoral commission's announcement that it must approve any social media messages of candidates in the August presidential election. Human Rights Watch on Thursday called the new law a blatant attack on freedom of expression. The government-backed National Electoral Commission says candidates risk having their social media accounts blocked if they violate the law
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Life & Style

  • First Lady Margaret Kenyatta leads over 500 Kenyans in Kigali Peace marathon
    First Lady Margaret Kenyatta leads over 500 Kenyans in Kigali Peace marathon

    , the-star.co.ke

    A team of 517 Kenyan athletes dominated all the competitive races during the Kigali Peace marathon in Rwanda. First Lady Margaret Kenyatta and her Rwandese host Jeanette Kagame took part in the symbolic and non-competitive 7-km special “run for peace”. They were joined by thousands of peace enthusiasts from various countries including mothers with babies and those on wheelchairs. A total of 5,879 athletes representing 43 countries took part in the event that started and ended at the Amahoro National Stadium
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Books & Literature

  • Beauty queen turns author of children’s books

    , theeastafrican.co.ke

    Her journey to the Miss Rwanda Beauty pageant, where she emerged the first runner-up and was crowned Miss Photogenic, led Peace Kwizera to write a book. Unlike most publications by or about Rwandans that usually address history, research or older scholars, Oh Rwandan Child targets readers aged six and above. “It was a way through which I could share my vision with the rest of the world, and writing for
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