Ecobank is determined to recover some Frw 160m owed to them by Théogène Rudasingwa, a former RPF secretary general and Rwanda’s ambassador to the USA from 1996 to 99. The debt concerns a loan given by BCDI (taken over by Ecobank) for a residence in Kacyiru. A move by the bank to put the house [...]
A delegation of the Pan-African Parliament commission on education, culture, tourism and human resources has been on a one week visit to Rwanda on a fact-finding mission on education in the country.
The Nile Basin Discourse Forum recently launched three new projects, the implementation of which should start next year. The Nile Basin Discourse Forum (NBDF) is a regional partnership to promote collaboration between the different countries that share the river to achieve sustainable socio-economic development through the equitable utilization and the benefits of the Nile Basin [...]
Imagine the excitement of five to ten thousand people watching a film in Kinyarwanda in a remote location on a huge inflatable screen. It is exactly what is happening all around the country these days, courtesy of the Rwanda Cinema Center (RCC) through the Rwanda film festival, also known as Hillywood.
The Police are looking for Bonaventure Bizumuremyi the editor of Umuco who has just published an issue of the newspaper with articles that, among other things, compare President Kagame to the leader of Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler.
A national work shop on local government capacity building last week brought together representatives from all 30 districts, the ministry of local governance and the ministry of public service and labor to discuss the implementation of capacity building needs assessment and planning.
Women entrepreneurs and business women last week held a meeting to discuss obstacles faced by women in their activities towards development, particularly concerning taxes.
The Libyan leader, Col. Muammar Gaddafi is known to be a very difficult host worldwide. Anyone who saw him in Durban, South Africa, for the birth of the new African Union in 2002 for instance is not likely to forget the event soon. The Libyan leader, Col. Muammar Gaddafi is known to be a very [...]
Although most Rwandans like their home sweet home, getting a house of your own is still a big challenge. Now that BCR has become the first commercial bank to offer mortgages (the National Housing Bank has done so since 1975), it might become easier for people to become home-owners, and to make them more prosperous.
Several restaurants/bars and butcheries around Kigali have recently been closed down because they did not meet the hygienic standards required by the Health ministry and the Kigali City Council. Yet some owners complain that they were not given enough time to adjust, or that the amenities required are too expensive.