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Rwanda achieves WHO Covid-19 vax target
Kigali, Dec 27 (IANS) Rwanda has achieved the World Health Organization's (WHO) target of vaccinating 40 per cent of its entire population by December 2021, the Ministry of Health said in a statement.
2021-12-27
Category: International, Rwanda,Health/Medicine
Rwanda announces stricter measures after Omicron variant confirmed
Kigali, Dec 15 (IANS) Rwanda on Wednesday announced stricter Covid-19 preventive measures, suspending nightclubs and increasing quarantine days for arriving travellers, effective from December 16, following the confirmation of the first six cases of Omicron variant in the country.
2021-12-15
Category: International, Rwanda,Health/Medicine,Politics
Remains of 5,269 Rwandan genocide victims buried
Kigali, Aug 29 (IANS) The remains of 5,269 victims of the 1994 Rwandan genocide against the Tutsi were given a decent burial Saturday at the Kiziguro Genocide Memorial in Kiziguro sector, Gatsibo district.
2021-08-29
Category: International, Rwanda,Politics
Macron recognises France's responsibilities in Rwandan genocide
Kigali, May 28 (IANS) Visiting French President Emmanuel Macron has recognised his country's responsibilities in the 1994 Rwandan Genocide against the Tutsi during his speech at the Kigali Genocide Memorial, the final resting place for more than 250,000 victims.
2021-05-28
Category: International, Rwanda,Politics
Macron in Rwanda in bid to normalise ties
Kigali, May 27 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Rwanda on Thursday in a bid to normalise bilateral relations that have been clouded for years over France's actions in the 1994 genocide in the East African nation that left 800,000 people dead.
2021-05-27
Category: International, Rwanda,Politics
Quake, volcano affected DRC nationals seek refuge in Rwanda
Kigali, May 27 (IANS) A total of 651 Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) nationals, who were affected by earthquakes following the eruption of Mount Nyiragongo volcano, fled to Rwanda's border town of Rubavu, an official said.
2021-05-27
Category: International, Rwanda,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Rwanda to continue using AstraZeneca vaccines: Minister
Kigali, March 17 (IANS) Rwanda will continue administering the AstraZeneca vaccines as the reported side effects have not been confirmed, the country's Health Minister Daniel Ngamije said.
2021-03-17
Category: International, Rwanda,Health/Medicine,Politics
Rwanda defends arrest of Rusesabagina in controvesial movie
Kigali, Feb 17 (IANS) The Rwandan Parliament has called on the European Parliament to retract a resolution condemning the arrest of Paul Rusesabagina in the country.
2021-02-17
Category: International, Rwanda,Politics
Rwanda records decline of investment due to Covid-19
Kigali, Feb 13 (IANS) Rwanda recorded a decline of 47.1 per cent in investments in 2020, from $2.46 billion in 2019 to $1.3 billion, the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) said.
2021-02-13
Category: International, Rwanda,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Paris Saint-Germain to set up football academy in Rwanda
Kigali, Sep 18 (IANS) French champions Paris Saint-Germain are set to open up a soccer academy in Rwanda in October, the Rwandan Ministry of Sports announced on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Rwanda,Sports,Football
2020-21 Rwanda Premier League season to start in October
Kigali, Aug 7 (IANS) The 2020-21 Rwanda Premier League season will start in October, the Rwanda Football Federation (FERWAFA) has announced months after the early close of the previous season due to COVID-19.
2020-08-07
Category: International, Rwanda,Sports,Football
Rwanda marks 25th anniversary of 1994 genocide
Kigali, April 7 (IANS) Rwanda on Sunday marked the 25th anniversary of the 1994 genocide in which about a tenth of the African nation's population was killed. The country will mourn for 100 days, the time it took for 800,000 Rwandans to be massacred, the BBC reported.
2019-04-07
Category: International, Rwanda,Politics
Remains of over 9,000 Rwanda genocide victims get decent burial
Kigali, May 29 (IANS) The remains of more than 9,000 victims of the 1994 Rwanda genocide were given a befitting burial at the Nyanza Genocide Memorial site in Kicukiro district.
2022-05-29
Category: International, Rwanda,Politics
Commonwealth launches youth network for sustainable urbanisation
Kigali (Rwanda), June 20 (IANS) The Commonwealth Secretariat has launched a new youth network focusing on sustainable urbanisation and those under the age of 35 are urged to join.
2022-06-20
Category: International, Rwanda,International
Commonwealth leaders line up to support action on 'living lands'
Kigali (Rwanda), June 23 (IANS) Leaders and senior officials from across the Commonwealth have voiced their robust support for a non-binding charter on climate change, biodiversity and land degradation, that would boost coordinated action in these areas among the 54 countries of the Commonwealth.
2022-06-23
Category: International, Rwanda,Environment/Wildlife
African Development Bank chief announces set up of youth investment banks
Kigali, June 22 (IANS) The African Development Bank (AfDB) is setting up youth entrepreneurship investment banks that will help grow youth-based wealth for Africa's young population, the bank's President Akinwumi Adesina announced.
2022-06-22
Category: International, Rwanda,Politics
Call to eliminate cervical cancer in Commonwealth
Kigali (Rwanda), June 22 (IANS) Cervical cancer researchers, policymakers, academics, advocates, civil society and political leaders gathered in Kigali for the first time since the pandemic, to discuss the current challenges, priorities, and strategies for cervical cancer elimination across the Commonwealth.
2022-06-22
Category: International, Rwanda,Health/Medicine
Shehbaz resolves to narrow digital divide, promote literacy among youth
Kigali, June 26 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said the government will take measures to help narrow the digital divide and promote literacy and skills among the youth in all forms of education and learning.
2022-06-26
Category: International, Rwanda,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
CHOGM for collective transformation from pandemic
Kigali, June 26 (IANS) The 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) underscored the importance of connecting, innovating, and transforming in order to facilitate a full recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.
2022-06-26
Category: International, Rwanda,Health/Medicine
Initial funding of 400,000 pounds for pilot marine projects
Kigali, June 26 (IANS) A new initiative launched in the margins of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Kigali, Rwanda, will support Commonwealth ocean states in cultivating and scaling-up projects that protect the marine environment while also tackling climate change.
2022-06-26
Category: International, Rwanda,Environment/Wildlife
Small island nations call for strengthened support for ocean, climate action
Kigali, June 21 (IANS) Small island nations are calling for strengthened global support for ocean and climate change action, just days before Commonwealth leaders convene here in the Rwandan capital to decide on the group's priorities for the next two years.
2022-06-21
Category: International, Rwanda,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Commonwealth calls to unleash potential of women, girls
Kigali (Rwanda), June 21 (IANS) The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) week kicked off in Kigali with the opening of the Commonwealth Women's Forum (CWF) amidst the presence of over 600 participants.
2022-06-21
Category: International, Rwanda,
Commonwealth heads of government meeting opens
Kigali, June 24 (IANS) Leaders of more than 59 Commonwealth nations gathered in the Rwandan capital on Friday for the official opening of the 2022 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), held under the theme "Delivering a Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming'.
2022-06-24
Category: International, Rwanda,Diplomacy
Commonwealth leaders committed to funding on fight against malaria
Kigali, June 24 (IANS) Heads of government of the Commonwealth nations along with business and civil society leaders committed to accelerating progress in the fight against malaria and non-communicable diseases (NTDs), with pledges towards intervention efforts.
2022-06-24
Category: International, Rwanda,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine,Politics
Upcoming Commonwealth games will inspire, empower citizens
Kigali (Rwanda), June 24 (IANS) The upcoming Commonwealth Games will inspire and empower all Commonwealth citizens, in turn helping to boost development and health outcomes following the Covid-19 pandemic, ministers and sport sector representatives have said.
2022-06-24
Category: International, Rwanda,Health/Medicine,Sports
Commonwealth nations to prevent, stop violence against women
Kigali (Rwanda), June 23 (IANS) At a special event coinciding with the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), the Commonwealth Secretariat and the NO MORE Foundation on Thursday were joined by the Duchess of Cornwall for the launch of new guidelines for the 54 Commonwealth countries to stop and prevent violence against women and girls (VAWG).
2022-06-23
Category: International, Rwanda,Human Interest/Society,Politics