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 […]

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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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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, […]


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 […]


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 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 […]


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 […]