Egypt Snubs Nile Sharing Agreement, Asks for More Time
[Monitor] Entebbe -Egyptian authorities on Monday, yet again, requested for more time to "consult widely" on the terms and implications of the contentious clauses in the new cooperative framework that seeks to refine sharing of the River Nile. The request was resultantly granted by the Nile Council of Ministers (Nile-COM) meeting chaired by Water and Environment minister Sam Cheptoris at Protea Hotel, following hours of protracted haggling that went on into the night.
Uganda Trails Behind Rwanda, Burundi in Reporting Corruption - Survey
[Monitor] Kampala -A new study on corruption reporting in East Africa reveals that Uganda and Tanzania trail behind the rest of East African countries in their citizens' reporting of corruption.
Central Bank Suspends Licensing of New Forex Bureaus
[New Times] The National Bank of Rwanda has announced indefinite suspension of licensing of new forex bureaus, in a move the bank said would ensure a vibrant and dynamic foreign exchange market in line with current economic developments.
Rwanda Skips Ingabire Trial
[East African] Rwanda skipped a hearing of the case brought against it by jailed opposition politician Victoire Ingabire at the African Court on Human and People's Rights (ACHPR) last week, in protest against two NGOs whose activities it claims are compromising the court's independence.
New Rwandan High Commissioner to Seychelles to Focus On Trade, Investment and Tourism
[Seychelles News Agency] Trade and investment, tourism, and institutional reforms are the main areas that the newly accredited Rwandan High Commissioner to Seychelles hopes to work on.
Pope, Kagame Meeting Marks Reconciliation
[East African] The meeting between Pope Francis and Rwandan President Paul Kagame last week, in which the Pope acknowledged the church's failures in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, has ended more than two decades of disagreement.
Rwanda's Green Party Tells Off Exiled General Over 'Kagame Remarks'
[East African] The Democratic Green Party of Rwanda (DGPR) has told off exiled Rwandan General Kayumba Nyamwasa, whom it accuses of making false statements "meant to discredit the party."
Pope Francis Seeking God's Forgiveness Good but Genocide Survivors Need More
[East African] On Monday, March 20, news came that Pope Francis had apologised for the Catholic Church's role in the 1994 Genocide against Tutsis. The deed followed President Paul Kagame's visit to the Vatican where he reportedly compared notes with the Pontiff.
Crying Games Contest in Kigali
[New Times] Still, it remained hard to believe that people would be taking part in games to cry in public on hearing a shocking story or a joke.
Trio Fails to Qualify for 2017 IAAF World Championships
[New Times] Rwanda's hopes to qualify for the 2017 IAAF World Championships ended pretty unceremonious after none of the three athletes who competed at this year's International Meeting of Djibouti failed to attain the minima entry points.
Local Start-Ups Secure Funds, Training From Continental Entrepreneurship Support Group
[New Times] Twenty-three local entrepreneurs have the opportunity to sharpen their business management skills as well as secure investment capital thanks to the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) 2017 Entrepreneurship Programme.
Why Protectionism Is a Threat to Integration?
[New Times] One of the major topics discussed at the recently-concluded G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting, held on 17-18 March 2017, in Baden-Baden, Germany, was the resistance to protectionism in the modern world. Such meetings are typically organised for Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors from the 20 leading world powers, dubbed as G20), in which Africa is mostly represented by South Africa. However, it was concluded without agreeing on a common position that would have explicitly re
Researchers Confirm Some Plants Clean Pollutants, Fix Nutrients in Wetlands
[New Times] Research has found that at least seven species of natural plants in wetlands need to be protected because they are able to clean and remove heavy metals (pollutants) from wetlands water and soil.
Rwanda Launches Electronic Cargo Tracking System
[East African] Rwanda has launched the East African joint electronic cargo tracking system.
Soccer - Staying in Top Flight Is Kirehe's Top Priority, Says Coach Kishi
[New Times] Kirehe FC head coach Hamis 'Kishi' Sogonya has admitted that staying in the top flight division league beyond the current campaign is his team's number one priority.
World TB Day - an Opportunity to Galvanise United Action to End the Disease
[New Times] On the occasion of World Tuberculosis Day celebration today, it is important to reflect on the 2017 theme: "Unite To End Tuberculosis" and its implications for ending transmission of the deadly disease in Africa and Rwanda in particular.
Local Firms in Sao Tome to Explore Market Opportunities
[New Times] Rwanda businesses leaders are in Sao Tome and Principe on a five-day mission to exploit new market opportunities in the central African island nation. The 30 business leaders are mainly from the ICT sector, manufacturing, construction, agro-processing, tourism and transport sectors. Rwanda is seeking new export markets in west and central Africa, as well as Asia as part of efforts geared at expanding its export volumes and revenue to bridge the growing trade deficit gap.
Youth Leaders Urged to Champion Efficient Service Delivery
[New Times] Youth representatives from different parts of the country have been challenged to take the lead and champion the delivery of good service both in public and private spheres.
Steer Clear of Illicit Drug Trade
[New Times] It's not uncommon to read news reports of a peasant making it big in life from as low as Rwf5000 investment. They would take time but their determination would pay off. A clean choice with an exemplary life to be proud of.
Meet Actress Laura Musanase
[New Times] Nikuze is a village woman who flees an abusive marriage in search of brighter prospects in the city. The series comes after a successful run of Seburikoko, another local series that has been airing on the same station since March 2015.