Category: News

  • The Genocide Flame Stirs Memories: A Scene From Kwibuka 20

    Rows of human skulls sit in glass cases near the red brick Catholic church here. Some are cracked in half; holes are punched in others. Hundreds of arm and leg bones lie nearby. To the left is a table of tools: rusty shovels, hoes, pipes, and a machete — the weapons of genocide. Down the […]

  • Bank of Kigali Sees a Rise in Profits

    Rwanda’s Bank of Kigali reported a 26 percent rise in full-year net profit, largely driven by expansion of its loan book and net interest income. Net profit rose to 14.8 billion Rwandan francs ($22 million) for 2013, with net interest income rising 55 percent to 33.3 billion francs, while other fees and commissions also rose, […]

  • UN Condemns Killing of Rwandan Peacekeeper in Darfur

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday condemned “in the strongest terms” the latest attacks against a peacekeeping mission in Sudan’s Darfur region, which left a peacekeeper dead. “The Secretary-General was deeply disturbed to learn of another attack today by unidentified armed assailants on a convoy of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) […]

  • New Energy Coming to Over 5000 Households

    The government has signed a €4 million deal (about Rwf3.5 billion) with the Netherlands to connect more than 5,200 households to the national grid as part of an electricity access rollout programme, reports the New Times. “Energy is a key component for industrial growth, which will play a key role in the creation of job […]

  • Youth Needed to Continue Growing Rwanda’s ICT Industry

    Today, Rwanda has over 3,000km of fibre optic cable, but only about 8.3 per cent of the population currently has access to the Internet. This state of affairs does not portend well for the country, especially when you consider that 95 per cent broadband penetration would translate into a 10-13 per cent GDP growth. “We […]

  • Rwandan Genocide Suspects Face UK Extradition Battle

    Rwandan Genocide Suspects Face UK Extradition Battle

    A group of Rwandans accused of taking part in the 1994 genocide appeared in court in London on Wednesday at the start of a second legal battle by four of them to avoid extradition to Kigali. The genocide memorial site at Gisozi Kigali The five were arrested last Thursday under warrants alleging genocide and related […]