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Rwanda looks for excellence in fight against corruption


Prime Minister Pierre Damien Habumuremyi has called upon all Rwandans to play a significant role in fighting corruption as a way of building the country’s sustainable development.

December 5th, 2012 | Posted in Daily News,National | Read More »

Parliament closes third ordinary semester


Rwanda’s parliament, both chambers yesterday closed the third ordinary semester which had started on October 5. During that two-month period, both the chambers of the House continued their mandated duties of voting laws and controlling the government’s activities.

December 5th, 2012 | Posted in Daily News,National | Read More »

Rwanda’s chosen governance path is paying off – Anastase Shyaka

Shyaka Anastase (1)_feat

A Gallup Poll 2012 released on October 31has shown that Rwanda’s chosen governance path is yielding results. Rwanda sits on top of the world with 92% in safety and security of the Law and Order indicator by Gallup. It comes ahead of other table toppers such as Georgia (91%), Qatar (91%), Singapore (89%), Indonesia (88%) and Hong Kong (88%).

December 5th, 2012 | Posted in Daily News,National | Read More »

Rwanda targets 1.8 million new off-farm jobs by 2020

R-L: Francois Kanimba, Minister of Trade and Industry; Fidele Ndayisaba, Mayor of Kigali City; and Monique Nsanzabaganwa, Vice Governor of BNR. (photo Farouk Kaweesi)

The Minister of Trade and Industry (Minicom), Francois Kanimba, has said there is a need to create 1.8 million new off-farm jobs by 2020. This move will help the country achieve the target of 50 per cent of active population absorbed in off-farm jobs.

December 4th, 2012 | Posted in Daily News,National | Read More »

Rwanda must achieve much with less – Minister Rwangombwa

From left: John Rwangombwa (Minister of Economic and Finance Planning), Gen. James Kabarebe (Minister of Defense) and Louise Mushikiwabo (Minister of Foreign Affairs). (photo Farouk Kaweesi)

The country will remain stable despite the fact that various development partners have decided to withhold their aid to Rwanda, Finance and Economic Planning minister John Rwangombwa has said. According to minister Rwangombwa, his ministry had expected 7.4 per cent economic growth rate but aid cuts will reduce that by 1 per cent making it 6 per cent.

December 4th, 2012 | Posted in Daily News,National | Read More »

World should not forget root cause of the Eastern DRC crisis – Mushikiwabo

Louise Mushikiwabo, Rwanda's Minister of Foreign Affairs. (file photo)

The reason why Rwanda is still accused of being behind the Democratic Republic of Congo’s problems is because the world seems to have forgotten the root causes of the crisis in the region Foreign Affairs and Cooperation minister Louise Mushikiwabo has said.

December 4th, 2012 | Posted in Daily News,National | Read More »

Disabled claim equal chances


Persons with disabilities call for the removal of barriers that prevent them from enjoying equal rights as other citizens. According to Gaston Rusiha, the president of the National Council of Persons with Disabilities, a lot challenges remain although he recognizes that there have been many initiatives such as establishing the council and signing conventions on […]

December 3rd, 2012 | Posted in Daily News,National | Read More »

President Kagame challenges clerics to strive for solidarity

Kagame ADEPR

President Paul Kagame has called upon all members of the clergy to strive for solidarity and complement each other through good actions. “Working for God means working for your betterment because God wants us to be in good conditions,” he said. “That should be integral to our daily practice.”

December 3rd, 2012 | Posted in Daily News,National | Read More »

Out in the cold

student march

Many genocide survivors remain homeless

December 3rd, 2012 | Posted in Cover Story,National | Read More »

Clarification on the Grand Pension Plaza project

Angelique Kantengwa

With reference to the article published in The Rwanda Focus issue no. 2016 of the 26th November -2nd December 2012 entitled “Fierce pay dispute simmers between RSSB and Thomas & Piron GL”, RSSB management would like to give clear clarifications on the issue at hand.

December 3rd, 2012 | Posted in National,Weekly Highlights | Read More »

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