“The music industry in Rwanda is still much disorganized,” says Maggie Kenyana. Her company, 4 Real Promotions which amongst others organizes concerts, is trying to change that. “I always loved music, ever since I was a child. I even sung in a school choir.“ Yet some effort is required from the artists themselves: “They claim [...]
Last week, a regional workshop on the “First Global Patient Safety Challenge: Clean care is safer care” took place in Kigali. During the 3-day meeting, Rwanda became the fourth African country to sign a statement committing the country to address health care-associated infections.
Members of the Rwandan association of health communicators (Association Rwandaise des Communicateurs en Sante / Arcosa) were awarded certificates and prizes during the day of health in the media last Friday.
Recently, a friend came to visit me, bringing with him a CD with what he described as “some smashing videos”. As I love watching a good movie now and then, I sat down eager to see some serious action or fine suspense. Yet what followed did not have any suspense at all, since everything was [...]
Education Minister Jeanne d’Arc Mujawamariya is an embattled woman these days. The parliamentary commission that unearthed shocking levels of genocide ideology in the country’s schools is taking her to task to explain how the situation could have gotten so out of hand. The media is taking her to task for the same reason.
At last we have some good news to report about the state of the art printing press that the government imported as part of its effort to have a more advanced media in Rwanda.
Living in the security and peace this country has enjoyed for the past several years, people tend to forget what a menace the Interahamwe and ex FAR and other extremists of that stripe are.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Damascene Ntawukuriryayo, last week presented an overview of his ministry’s achievements in 2007. One of the main challenges to be addressed urgently is the rapid population growth. Minister Ntawukuriryayo: “The question remains whether people understand how using condoms relates to family planning.” Currently Rwanda has a population of roughly 9.5 million inhabitants, half [...]
On December 19, the governments of Belgium and Rwanda signed an agreement concerning financial assistance worth €23.5 million (Frw 18.5 billion) to the sectors of energy, horticulture and criminal investigation.
The Rwanda Investment and Export Promotion Agency (Riepa) on December 21 held a ceremony to recognize the efforts made by investors in Rwanda.