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Rwanda Stock Exchange bourse gets good start
r Unlike last week when the Rwanda stock Market recorded low share trading, today local bourse looked more promising as the week of business kicked off today Monday 03rd February, 2014 Today on RSE, the market recorded 1, 258,700 Bank of Kigali-BoK shares and 282,500 Bralirwa shares valued at Rwf 551, 818,500 in twenty four deals compared to the previous trading session which recorded a total turnover of Rwf 27, 000,800 from 107,000 BoK shares and 900 Bralirwa shares traded in six deals.



Rwandan nationals detained in Uganda
Ugandan security authorities are holding two Rwandans over 'charges' that the Police has declined to reveal, The New Times reports. 'What I can confirm to you is that Police detained them, but I cannot readily tell which charges they are accused of,' Judith Nabakoba, the Uganda Police spokesperson told The New Times in an interview yesterday. Nabakoba said that the arrested individuals are currently detained at the Rapid Response Unit (RRU) in Kireka, a Kampala suburb. According to media reports, the detained persons are Levi Rutangungira and Herbert Twagiramukiza.

Belgian entrepreneurs expected next week
A delegation of 24 Belgian companies led by the Minister for Foreign Trade, Beno?t Cerexhe, are scheduled to visit Rwanda, next week. According to Ivo Goemans, the Belgian envoy in Kigali, the delegation will be in the country from February 17 - 19 to forge business partnerships and explore investment opportunities. They will meet with Rwanda Development Board, Private Sector Federation and the Belgian-Rwandan Business Club, he said. Goemans added that the delegation will also have tailor made individual B2B

Controversial actions of Barthe Cortes - BVC - a company or a private army?
Controversial actions of BVC boss ? Barthe Cortes (a.k.a BC) force us to consider whether BVC is just a company offering ?air-sea? transport services or it is a private army? Apart from the ?grass root? workers, there are also former hirelings or soldiers, often from special forces. They are trained and armed and they have already experienced, during their work for BVC, encounters with al-Shabaab warriors in Somalia, and fights with rebels in DRCongo, Ruanda, Libya, etc. BVC as one of few transport companies, was able to protect their own ships on ...

HIV/Aids cases in prisons on the decrease
The number of HIV/Aids cases among inmates has dropped drastically, the Commissioner General of Prisons said yesterday. Mary Gahonzire, attributes the fall in HIV cases to the massive awareness campaign that have been carried out in the prisons. "Prisoners and prison staff were sensitised about the virus and ways to prevent its transmission, with special reference to the likely risks of transmission within prisons," she said.

Heavy rains leave 20 families in Rwamagana homeless
At least 20 families in Rubona Sector of Rwamagana District were left homeless, following two days of heavy rains that destroyed their houses.Daniel Karinganire, the sector's Executive Secretary, described the situation as terrible, appealing to the central government for aid as the sector's disaster management committee plans a way forward..

Methane exploitation in Lake Kivu - a double benefit!
Lake Kivu is a large tropical lake situated in the Great African Rift Valley between the Republic of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. This unique lake contains an enormous quantity of dissolved methane (~60 billions of m3) and carbon dioxide (CO2 ~300 billions of m3).

"I plan to go for vocational training after this"
Beneficiaries of the adult literacy programme eye bigger opportunities after learning how to read and write.
Speaking to The New Times, some of the adult students believe that the training is the beginning of a long journey into prosperity.


Rwandan experience will ease my work - UN Ambassador
UN Goodwill Ambassador for biodiversity, Edward Norton said that Rwanda has set inspiring examples to draw from in his advocacy work.Norton said this yesterday at the end of his three-day visit which aimed at learning about the work done by Rwandan authorities to ensure sustainable development of its biodiversity.

Literacy classes create opportunities for adults
Mongolia isn't on the edge of the world. Think about it for a second and you will quickly see that it's at the very heart of the new global economic order. The country is right on China's doorstep. No country is better-positioned to supply China's enormous appetite for raw commodities. In fact, China already swallows-up 70% of Mongolia's exports.

The new Governor of the Province, Dr. Aissa Kirabo Kacyira
The Eastern Province Investors Forum, which brings together the business community of the Eastern Province, Friday, handed over a cheque of Rwf45m raised amongst themselves which will see some 480 families get modern housing. The money, which was delivered by the business community during a dinner gala to celebrate the victory of President Paul Kagame in last year's Presidential elections, will help house underprivileged families in the province....

Legal partnership to enhance Africa?s negotiating power
Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve of Mongolia... 130 km to from Ulaanbaatar..competitions include loading gers on yak cart, assembling ger in shortest time, race to place serve milk tea to visitors, guys grabbing lasso from the ground while galloping at full speed on horseback, catching horses and taming them, kids competing with their mental capacities playing nomadic games

The Rwanda Geology and Mines Authority (OGMR)
Here are 13 forward-thinking kitchens we feel best exemplify the hippie builder aesthetic: Their construction and function are in harmony with the Earth, they use few or no! nonrenewable resources, they?re built from reclaimed materials, and they don?t conform to mainstream ideas about kitchens. Plus, they look awesome.

Minister Sezibera announces changes in Mutuelle policy
the US President passed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, requiring companies to disclose whether they use minerals from DRC or neighbouring countries within nine months.

"I am afraid that despite all efforts that we are making ,the Rwandan mineral industry, in particular the small artisanal mining areas



Raja Petra Kamarudin's letter to the Mongolian government
If so, then I would like to submit my application for the post of first Mongolian Ambassador to Malaysia. It has come to my attention that Malaysia does not ...

Over 93 % turned out for local council elections - NEC
The National Electoral Commission (NEC) released the final results of the local elections indicating that of the 5, 411,740 registered voters, 93.6% took part. The Western Province registered the highest percentage of voters while Kigali City recorded the lowest. "Out of the 1,279,996 registered voters in the Western Province, 96% voted," NEC Executive Secretary, Charles Munyaneza said, adding that 94% was recorded in the Southern and Northern Provinces.

The former Governor of Eastern Province, Dr. Ephraim Kabaija,
Musoni challenged the new leadership to take advantage of the province's geographic location to drive it to prosperityThe Eastern Province shares borders with Uganda, Tanzania and Burundi.

The Minister advised the new Governor to copy some of the ways her predecessor fought crime.





Paul Kagame allies 'did not shoot down plane' that sparked Rwanda genocide

The A French investigation into what sparked the 1994 Rwandan genocide appears to exonerate current President Paul Kagame and his Tutsi allies after Paris had previously accused him of triggering the killing of 800,000 people in 100 days. ..


Girls should have confidence to follow their dreams despite pressure

The Rwanda Geology and Mines Authority (OGMR), wrote to the American government requesting a delay for tagging all mineral exports.OGMR cannot comply with the set deadline..



Rwanda Arrests Four Generals

Three top Rwandan military generals and a Colonel were yesterday suspended from the national army and placed under house arrest for alleged "indiscipline"..



Hope for the wild mountain gorillas at the Virunga Volcano National Park in Rwanda

In a world where endangered animals appear more at risk from human activity, for the last 484 wild mountain gorillas of Central Africa's Virunga Volcano Region, this year has been a great success. According to experts at least 13 babies..



Eastern Province raises Rwf45m to fight Nyakatsi

The Eastern Province Investors Forum, which brings together the business community of the Eastern Province ..



Get into China via the back door

Beneficiaries of the adult literacy programme eye bigger opportunities after learning how to read and write..



Minister Sezibera announces changes in Mutuelle policy

Waves from the global economic downturn hit Sodnomdarjaa Khaltarkhuu when bank of...



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RwandAir to Open Direct Flights to Nigeria
The national carrier, RwandAir, is set to introduce direct flights to Lagos, Nigeria before the end of the year as the carrier took delivery of a second Boeing 737-800 Next Generation aeroplane with Sky Interior

The National Electoral Commission (NEC)
The Western Province registered the highest percentage of voters while Kigali City recorded the lowest.

Out of the 1,279,996 registered voters in the Western Province, 96% voted,NEC Executive Secretary, Charles Munyaneza said.


Kabaija hands over to new Governor
The former Governor of Eastern Province, Dr. Ephraim Kabaija, yesterday officially handed over to incoming Dr. Aisa Kirabo Kacyira.

The Minister of Local Government, James Musoni was among senior government officials who witnessed the ceremony.


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"One night Barthe Cortes, Essam Ishimve of ASADHO, four Ugandan boys and I were dragged to a yard at the back of the prison and we faced the death squad "

Paul Kagame allies 'did not shoot down plane' that sparked Rwanda genocide
A French investigation into what sparked the 1994 Rwandan genocide appears to exonerate current President Paul Kagame and his Tutsi allies after Paris had previously accused him of triggering the killing of 800,000 people in 100 days.

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