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2017-07-26 Rwanda, Italian Armed Forces Commit to Strengthen Ties
[New Times] The Italian Air Force Chief of Staff, Lt Gen Enzo Vecciarelli, is in the country on a three-day visit aimed at strengthening military relations between the two countries.

2017-07-26 Handball - Rwanda U20 Team Eye Semis at Continental Show in Dakar
[New Times] Rwanda men's U20 national team have set an ambitious target of at least reaching the semi-finals of the upcoming IHF Continental Phase - Africa slated for August 1-5 in Dakar, Senegal. The team is currently in residential camp.

2017-07-26 Rwanda to Hold First Live TV Presidential Debate
[East African] Rwanda is set to hold its first live televised presidential debate ahead of the August 4 elections.

2017-07-26 Tanga Designs to Showcase at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week
[New Times] Olivier Niyitanga, alias Gucci Tanga, is set to showcase his latest collections at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Cape Town, South Africa.

2017-07-26 The Return of Anne Kansiime
[New Times] She last participated in a Kigali standup comedy stage in July last year.

2017-07-26 Comesa to Deploy Electoral Observers in Rwanda
[New Times] The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) is set to deploy short term an electoral observation mission to the upcoming presidential in Rwanda scheduled for 4th August 2017.

2017-07-26 NISR Training Centre Will Improve Quality of Statistics, Officials Say
[New Times] A Rwf7 billion statistical training centre that's under construction at the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR) headquarters in Nyarugenge District will significantly impact on the quality of the country's data collection, analysis and management across different sectors, officials have said.

2017-07-26 Government to Invest More in Creative Industry
[New Times] In a bid to reap more from the creative and cultural arts, the Government is planning to inject more funds into the industry, the Minister for Trade, Industry, and East African Affairs, Francois Kanimba, said yesterday.

2017-07-26 Habineza Says Will Improve Social Welfare, Infrastructure
[New Times] Rwamagana and Kayonza are strategic districts whose significance to national development can not be overestimated, Frank Habineza has said.

2017-07-25 Standards Watchdog Maintains Tough Stance On Closed Dairy Firms
[New Times] the Rwanda Standards Board (RSB) has vowed to continue with the crackdown on uncertified dairy products makers. This follows pleas by some of the dairy firms that were ordered to cease production by RSB due to lack of necessary quality requirements three months ago to be allowed to resume operations.

2017-07-25 Rwandans in Netherlands Urged to Participate in Presidential Elections
[New Times] As the Rwandan Embassy in the Netherlands on Saturday held an event to celebrate the country's 23rd liberation anniversary, the Rwandan envoy urged Rwandans residing in the country to massively participate in the presidential elections slated for August 3.

2017-07-25 Seninga Promises to Deliver After Signing New Police Deal
[New Times] After signing a new lucrative three-year deal, Police FC head coach Innocent Seninga has promised to deliver more than he did in his first season where he led the team to second place in the league behind champions, Rayon Sports.

2017-07-25 Govt to Set New Date for Umuganura Celebrations
[New Times] In a bid to avoid a clash between two important events, this year's National Harvest Day, locally known as 'Umuganura', has been moved to a yet to be communicated date, according to the Minister for Sports and Culture, Julienne Uwacu has said.

2017-07-25 Expanded Afcon Is Good for Us, Says Amavubi Coach
[New Times] Rwanda national team head coach Antoine Hey has said that increasing Africa Cup of Nations teams from 16 to 24 teams is good for Amavubi.

2017-07-26 Cashless Economy Push Boosted as New E-Payment Platform is Launched
[New Times] Plans to achieve a cashless economy and financial inclusion in Rwanda could be boosted further, thanks to the launch of a new electronic payment system. The AuraSoft RIHA mobile wallet, an electronic payment platform, will boost Rwanda's drive to become a cashless economy, according to Alain Ndayishimiye, the AuraSoft chief executive officer.

2017-07-26 Two Students Drown in Hotel Pool in Nyanza
[New Times] Two students from Saint Peter Secondary School (Igihozo) on Monday drowned from a swimming pool at Hotel Dayenu, which is located in Busasamana sector of Nyanza District.

2017-07-25 Election Countdown in Rwanda
[Deutsche Welle] There is little doubt that Rwanda's President Paul Kagame will win the elections on August 4, as his government leaves no room for opposition. But will he leave at the end of his next term of office?

2017-07-25 Rwanda Concludes Agreement for New Bugesera Airport
[Independent (Kampala)] With the backing of the African Legal Support Facility, the Government of Rwanda has taken a concrete step toward becoming a transportation hub for the East African region with the signing of a Concession Agreement for the construction and operation of Bugesera International Airport. Kigali is being positioned to become a nerve center for business, travel, and shipping in the sub-region.

2017-07-25 Peacekeepers in South Sudan Decorated
[New Times] Servicemen and women from the Rwanda Aviation Unit 5 (RAU 5) serving in South Sudan yesterday stood proudly as they were awarded UN medals in recognition of their service.

2017-07-25 How Plausible is Frank Habineza's Proposed Value Added Tax Reforms?
[New Times] Democratic Green Party of Rwanda presidential candidate Frank Habineza's campaign manifesto has reduction of Value Added Tax (VAT) as one of its pledges.

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