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#US: Trump Assassination Attempt in Pennsylvania: Shooter and Supporter Dead

On July 13, 2024, an assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump shocked attendees at a rally in Butler, Pennsylvania. The incident unfolded rapidly, resulting in the death of both the shooter and a Trump supporter.According to initial reports, Trump was speaking at a rally when a gunman opened fire. The shooter, whose identity has […]

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Rwanda: Nigerian leading Actor-Producers Deyemi & Etimeffiong are in Kigali

Renowned Nigerian actors Deyemi Okanlawon and Daniel Etim Effiong have begun a working visit to Kigali aimed at exploring investment opportunities in Rwanda’s cinema industry as part of their efforts to expand their ventures. These actors, who have gained fame through various films streamed on Netflix, arrived in Kigali on Friday, July 5, 2024, and […]

EAST AFRICA

Kenya: Hundreds dead from heavy floods

Heavy downpours have caused deaths, displacements, deluges, and landslides in East African countries, namely Kenya, Tanzania, and Burundi.On Sunday, Kenyan officials reported that the death toll from heavy rains causing flooding and other widespread damage in the country had risen to 228.According to a statement from the Interior Ministry, the adverse weather conditions have displaced […]

RWANDA

Rwanda: Tribert Rujugiro, Rwandese Multi-Millionaire entrepreneur, passes away

Tribert Rujugiro Ayabatwa, a well-known businessman and manufacturer from Rwanda, passed away at the age of 82. His death was originally announced on social media on Tuesday. Voice of America was among the media to report the story, citing family members. As of Wednesday morning, April 17, the cause of Rujugiro’s death remained undisclosed. South […]

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#Rwanda: How French army threatened Kagame’s RPA not to capture Butare during the Genocide

On Sunday, April 7, 2024, during the 30th commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi, the Head of State also related another tale,in which, towards the end of the Genocide, General Dallaire paid Kagame an unexpected visit after midnight. He brought a letter from the French General in charge of the troops that France had […]

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#Rwanda: Kagame talks cousin’s brutal murder during the Genocide

President Kagame has revealed how the genocidaries ruthlessly killed his cousin before the RPA could seize control of Kigali, the country’s capital. As Rwanda commemorates the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi for 30 years, survivors are brought back to memory of the brutal and agonizing fight they endured over the course of 100 days, during […]

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30 Years: What drove Rwanda to exemplary economic success?

Over the past three decades, Rwanda has undergone a remarkable economic transformation that has garnered attention globally. From the devastating genocide in 1994 against the Tutsi to becoming one of Africa’s success stories. Rwanda’s journey is a testament to strong leadership, strategic vision, determined efforts to rebuild and reform, and many other factors. Rwanda’s economic […]

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Rwanda: How did ‘Kigali’ become the cleanest city in Africa?

Kigali is a city in central Rwanda that is surrounded by lush hills and has gained international recognition for its sustainable urban development projects and cleanliness. Kigali, with its busy streets and lively neighborhoods, is a testament to the effectiveness of thoughtful design and community involvement. Let’s delve into the story behind Kigali’s transformation into […]

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Rwanda: Australian High Commission in Kenya envoy thrilled to visit Ikirenga ACP

Maureen Maina, the Project Manager at the Australian High Commission, Kenya, visited Ikirenga ACP’s Kigali Office to witness the progress of the Ikirenga Artistic Empowerment Hub Project. On Wednesday, March 20, the Ikirenga ACP’s Kigali Office hosted Maureen Maina, the project manager at the Australian High Commission, Kenya, representing the Australian High Commission in Kenya. […]

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Rwanda: Ikirenga delighted to host UNESCO’s national programme officer Judy Ogana

Tuesday, March 19, 2024, Ikirenga Arts and Culture Promotion (Ikirenga ACP), an organization dedicated to promoting arts and culture and fostering social inclusion and cultural exchange and appreciation, hosted Judy Ogana, the National Programme Officer – Culture at UNESCO, Regional Office for East Africa, during the implementation of the second phase of Ikirenga Artistic Freedom […]

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UNESCO and Ikirenga forge paths of Artistic Freedom in Rwanda

On March 20, 2024,  Judy Ogana, the National Programme Officer – Culture at UNESCO, Regional Office for East Africa, embarked on an inspiring journey into Rwanda’s burgeoning arts scene during her recent visit to Ikirenga Arts and Culture Promotion (ACP) offices in Kigali. The visit, part of the collaborative Ikirenga Artistic Freedom Initiative with UNESCO, […]

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Rwanda: Kagame will run for president in 2024 on the RPF

The RPF-Inkotanyi has chosen President Paul Kagame to represent the party in the 2024 presidential contest.On Saturday, March 9, more than two thousand party cadres gathered at the RPF-Inkotanyi headquarters in Rusororo, Kigali, for an emergency congress aimed at selecting the party’s candidates for the July presidential and legislative elections.Kagame, 66, has been the president […]

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US:Kagame urged the Rwandan diaspora to strive for a better Rwanda 

On February 3, President Paul Kagame urged Rwandans living abroad to maintain ties to their homeland and make decisions that will advance Rwanda to its rightful position. He said this at the 11th Rwanda Day event, which was held in Washington, D.C. with the theme “Rwanda: A Legacy of Inclusiveness within and beyond Our Borders.”At […]

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Rwanda: Ikirenga ACP, alongside UNESCO, launched the Ikirenga Artistic Freedom Initiative

UNESCO-sponsored research on Rwandan art and culture was published on Saturday, January 27, 2024, by Ikirenga ACP. Ikirenga Arts and Culture Promotion revealed that they have been collecting data on Rwandan art for over three years, with a particular emphasis on issues that jeopardize both culture and the arts. This study, supported by UNESCO through […]

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Rwanda: Ikirenga ACP in partnership with UNESCO is set to launch Ikirenga Artistic Freedom Initiative in Kigali

Ikirenga Arts and Culture Promotion is set to launch Ikirenga Artistic Freedom Initiative, a research project conducted in the Creative Industry in Rwanda with the support of UNESCO. KIGALI, RWANDA – Ikirenga Art and Culture Promotion proudly announced the official launch of the Ikirenga Artistic Freedom Initiative, marking a momentous celebration of artistic freedom and […]

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Rwanda: Angolan Delegation to attend Ikirenga Artistic Freedom Initiative Launch in Kigali

Angolan delegations are among the international guests expected at the Ikirenga Artistic Freedom Initiative launch in Kigali on January 27, 2024.  The vibrant Park Inn Hotel in Kigali’s downtown will host the “Ikirenga Artistic Freedom Initiative” project launch and Rwandan cultural celebration on the aforementioned date. The first-ever event of its kind, organized by Ikirenga […]

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Rwanda: Witchcraft and Corruption stopped President Kagame from attending football matches 

Once more, President Paul Kagame has denounced corruption and witchcraft in local football, citing these two issues as the reasons he stopped going to games at stadiums. He made the comments on Wednesday, January 24, during the national dialogue “Umushyikirano” in Kigali. When Rwanda hosted the African Nations Championship (CHAN) in 2016, Kagame was not […]

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Rwanda: Over 1.5 Million households connected to electricity in 7 years

During his presentation on Tuesday, January 23, Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente declared that Rwanda had made significant progress in developing its infrastructure, especially household access to electricity and water. Delivered at the 19th National Dialogue Council Umushyikirano, the progress report showcased accomplishments under the seven-year National Strategy for Transformation (NST1) program. On January 23, Umushyikirano […]

Entertainment RWANDA

Rwanda-Canada: Fast-Rising Audace to feature Kenny Sol after sharing stage in Ottawa

Fast-rising Rwandan Singer Audace based in Canada is set to feature Kenny Sol in an upcoming project, few days after both shared the stage with The Ben in Ottawa Canada. Speaking to INTO RWANDA, the young AfroBeats Sensation confirmed the information and emphasized the expected growth from the song. “The project, whose name is not […]

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#Rwanda earned $241M in Mineral Exports

Rwanda’s mineral exports generated $241,823,194 in revenue in the third quarter (from July to September), according to the Rwanda Mines, Petroleum and Gas Board (RMB) on Tuesday, November 7. Cassiterite was one of the major contributors, generating 294,717 kilogrammes worth $5,367,704 in July, 415,482 kilogrammes worth $6,906,567 in August, and 440,176 kilogrammes worth $6,783,099 in […]

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#Rwanda: In 30 years-long plan, the landlocked country aspires to become a high-income country

Rwanda, a small East African nation, has been on an inspiring journey of transformation over the past few decades. Emerging from a painful history marked by the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi, the country has set its sights on a brighter future. Rwanda’s Vision 2050 is an ambitious roadmap that aims to propel the nation […]

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Rwanda: The Role of Women in Governance! Path to Gender Equality

In the world of politics, women’s representation has often been a topic of concern, with many countries struggling to achieve gender parity in their political systems. However, in the heart of Africa, Rwanda has emerged as a beacon of hope, setting an example for the world in its remarkable journey towards gender equality. The role […]

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#Rwanda: Investment Opportunities in Booming Technology Sector

In recent years, Rwanda has emerged as a shining star in Africa’s technology and innovation landscape. The country, often associated with its remarkable progress in various sectors, has been fostering a conducive environment for tech entrepreneurs, investors, and startups. With a strong emphasis on digital transformation and innovation, Rwanda’s tech sector is rapidly gaining recognition […]

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#Rwanda’s Economic Transformation: Africa’s bravest Lesson

In the heart of East Africa lies a remarkable success story that has captured the world’s attention – Rwanda’s Economic Miracle. This small, landlocked nation, often associated with the tragic genocide of 1994 against the Tutsi, has undergone a remarkable transformation in the last few decades, becoming a beacon of hope for the African continent. […]

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Rwanda: The most affordable transport system

Rwanda, a tiny but dynamic country in central Africa, is going through a transportation revolution unlike anything else. While many nations struggle with traffic, pollution, and poor public transit, Rwanda has discovered a novel remedy in the shape of motorcycles. Motorcycles, or “Moto” as they are known in Rwanda, have revolutionized the nation’s transportation system […]

Tourism

2023:Rwanda earned $620 million through tourism -Report

According to the 2023 Rwanda Development Board’s (RDB) annual report, Rwanda’s tourism revenue increased by 36% from $445 million in 2022 to $620 million in 2023. With a 124 percent recovery rate from the COVID-19 pandemic’s obstacles, the industry has outperformed 2019 revenues, according to the growth of 1.4 million visitors. The report notes that […]