Rwanda goes electric with locally made motorbikes

One of the African countries making strides in terms of development is Rwanda. According to recent reports, a local startup identified as Ampersand is rolling out an initiative to reduce emission in the country through the production of electronic motorbikes to replace the current ones running on fuel at expensive maintenance rates. The Rwandan government […]

Rwanda welcomes 250 students and staff of Afghanistan’s School of Leadership

Shabana Basij-Rasikh, the co-founding president of Afghanistan’s School of Leadership (SOLA) has stated in series of social media posts that, the students, staff and families have been evacuated to Rwanda in Africa following the recent take-over by the Taliban regime. “Last week, we completed the departure from Kabul of nearly 250 students, faculty, staff, and […]

Rwanda deports Belgian lawyer, bars him from future entry into the country.

A Belgian lawyer known as Vincent Lurquin who claimed to be representing Paul Rusesabagina who was earlier arrested and hauled before court to face charges on terrorism has been deported and further barred from future entry into Rwanda.  The supposed lawyer claimed there was a foul play in his deportation. He told reporters that, “they (Rwandan […]

Rwanda’s 1,000-strong force in Mozambique Claim Progress Against Extremists

Rwandan troops in Mozambique, who were sent less than a month ago to assist in the fight against Islamist extremists, said Thursday that they had succeeded in driving out the extremists who were causing havoc in the country’s gas-rich north. Officials say, Rwandan troops, working with Mozambique’s army, have retaken control of a vital village […]

Kigali under total lockdown as Rwanda battles third wave of Covid

Rwanda has re-imposed a complete lockdown on its capital Kigali for a period of 10 days, starting on July 17, as the nation fights a devastating third wave of Covid-19 outbreak that has seen the number of deaths rise in recent weeks. Rwanda reported 14,553 active coronavirus cases as of Wednesday, with a positive rate […]

Rwanda to deploy 1,000 troops to Mozambique

In an announcement made on Friday, Rwanda said it will send a combined force made up of members of the Rwanda Defence Force and National Police to the war-torn region of Cabo Delgado, which is now under siege. Following a planned assault by Islamic State-linked terrorists on the northern town of Palma in March, in […]

NBA Sponsored Basketball league to commence in Rwanda today

The first game of the NBA-sponsored Basketball Africa League (BAL) is scheduled to begin today, 16 May 2021 in Kigali -Rwanda after being delayed by the pandemic. The League, which was constituted through a partnership between the National Basketball Association (NBA) in North America and the International Basketball Federation, is set to feature club teams […]

France owes Rwanda an apology – PLO Lumumba reacts to damning report

Renowned Kenyan professor and Pan-Africanist, Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba has stated that, French government must render an apology to the people of Rwanda. “The French Government owe the People of Rwanda an unequivocal apology now that the French Commission has established their complicity in the 1994 Genocide.” He wrote on his official Facebook page. The […]

Rwanda recruits one of the world’s top bankers – Ivorian Tidjane Thiam

The services of the much sought-after Ivorian banker, Tidjane Thiam has been hired by Rwanda to help boost Kigali’s financial sector. Mr. Thiam has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of Rwanda Finance Limited, the government agency responsible for the development and promotion of the Kigali International Financial Centre (KIFC). The KIFC as […]

Africa without border: A Rwandan bank appoints Nigerian as chief digital officer

A Nigerian young man has been appointed as the Chief Digital Officer of the Bank of Kigali; the news was earlier reported by Rwanda’s local media outlet, The New Times. In describing his role, the paper stated that, “the division (he will head) is responsible for innovation such as Ikofi, a digital wallet that offers […]