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Dec 15, 2015, 08:45 ET Rwanda Restores Disappearing Lakes With Innovative Program, Reports KT Press

 Rwanda is implementing an ambitious program to bring back its lakes that have been disappearing for decades – especially in the...


Dec 10, 2015, 08:45 ET Rwanda to Earn 150 Million From International Beverage Makers, Including Coca Cola, Reports KT Press

 Stevia, a plant, which botanists confirm can produce sugar 300 times sweeter than cane sugar, will earn the country hundreds of millions of...


Dec 03, 2015, 08:30 ET Rwanda Turns to Cycling as Local Teams Ride to Global Fame, Reports KT Press

Rwanda is jubilant, as a 15-man team won Africa's most competitive cycling race - the Tour du Rwanda. The gruelling weeklong race saw Rwandan...


Dec 01, 2015, 08:30 ET Rwanda Attracts $3 Billion in Investments After Joining the Commonwealth, Reports KT Press

France had been Rwanda's master for three decades until November 2009 when Kigali turned its allegiance to the English speaking Commonwealth, a...


Nov 25, 2015, 08:40 ET Rwandair Partners with VISA to Reward Travellers, Reports KT Press

Frequent fliers with Rwanda's national carrier will begin receiving rewards for traveling with Rwandair. The airline has introduced...


Nov 25, 2015, 08:30 ET 19 Dutch Firms Plan Investments in Rwanda, Reports KT Press

 Upon hearing about Rwanda being a country with abundant livestock and horticulture opportunities, 19 Dutch companies flew in, to explore...


Nov 04, 2015, 08:35 ET Rwanda Refutes Allegations on its Poverty Report by France 24 TV, a KT Press Report

 The claims made about the integrity of Rwanda's official development statistics by anonymous sources in a France 24 article of 2 November 2015...


Oct 28, 2015, 08:30 ET Rwanda First Lady Says Africa Has Always Been Generous, Reports KT Press

Despite Africa being home to almost all philanthropic organizations and dependent on them for over a century, Rwanda's First Lady Mrs. Jeannette...


Oct 22, 2015, 08:09 ET First Lady Vows Rwanda to End Digital Gender Divide, a KT Press Report

Rwanda aims to bridge the digital gender divide within five years, the country's First Lady Mrs. Jeannette Kagame has said. Rwanda is closing all...


Oct 19, 2015, 13:34 ET SMS Platform Saving Thousands of Babies and Mothers in Rwanda, Reports KT Press

Eliab Mugabo, a medical assistant at a health center in Nyamagabe, southern Rwanda, advised an expecting mother that it was time to head to the...


Oct 16, 2015, 08:30 ET Rwanda Expecting Big Deals at Transform Africa Summit, Reports KT Press

Rwanda has registered more than $150 million worth of investment in ICT projects over the last two years. The investments were courted during...


Oct 01, 2015, 08:35 ET 'Rwanda Day' Mobilizes 33,000 Diaspora for National Development, Reports KT Press

All roads are headed to The Netherlands as Rwandan diaspora in Europe arrive for what has become known as 'Rwanda Day.' President Paul Kagame will...


Sep 15, 2015, 08:45 ET Community Service Slashes Government Expenditure in Rwanda, Reports KT Press

 Saturday is a day of relaxation for many. In Rwanda though, everyone knows that the last Saturday of the month is spared for community work,...


Mar 16, 2015, 08:30 ET Demystifying Brain Drain: Why Rwandan Scholars Are Returning Home, a KT Press Report

On July 23, 2010, Jean Leon Iragena, 24, received a phone call from Rwanda Education Board officials informing him that he had been awarded the...


Feb 13, 2015, 08:45 ET Kagame Prefers Capital Markets for Investment Finance, Not Aid, Reports KT Press

 Rwanda's President Paul Kagame says African countries will not succeed economically if the continent does not embrace the spirit of...


Feb 13, 2015, 08:35 ET Rwanda Stock Market Raises US $176m, Reports KT Press

 Barely five years old, the Rwanda stock market, the youngest in East Africa, has raised US $91 million through equities and US $85 million...


Feb 11, 2015, 08:35 ET Over a Million Tourists Help Rwanda's Tourism Revenue Cross US$ 300m, Reports KT Press

 Rwanda tourism revenues increased from $293m in 2013, to $303m in 2014, representing a 3% increase, Rwanda Development Board (RDB) says....


Feb 06, 2015, 08:35 ET ITU Declares Rwanda a Business Hotspot for Technology, Reports KT Press

 The newly elected Secretary General of International Telecommunication Unions (ITU), Zhao Houlin, says Rwanda is hotspot for ICT...


Feb 06, 2015, 08:30 ET Kagame's Tough Policy on Land Grabbers Pays Off in Rwanda, Reports KT Press

In 1999, Annah Muhorakeye returned to Rwanda from Uganda where she lived as a refugee for 25 years. A peasant from Eastern Rwanda, largely...


Feb 04, 2015, 08:40 ET Rwanda Welcomes New $500 Million Investment from Buffet Foundation, Reports KT Press

 Howard Buffett - the eldest son to multi-billionaire investor and philanthropist, Warren Buffet, will invest $500 million (Rwf 350 billion) to...


Feb 02, 2015, 08:41 ET Rwanda First Lady Energizes Push for Polio-Free Africa, Reports KT Press

 The First Lady of Rwanda Jeannette Kagame told a continental summit that just as Rwanda has eliminated it, Africa can also kick out the...


Jan 29, 2015, 08:55 ET Cooperatives in Rwanda Seek Investor to Run Their New Bank, Reports KT Press

 Rwandan cooperatives are anxiously waiting for establishment of a bank that will help finance most of their projects, which local...


Jan 21, 2015, 08:30 ET United States Was Rwanda's Top Investor in 2014, Reports KT Press

Symbion Power, an American energy investment firm, has invested US$157m into extracting methane gas from Rwanda's volcanic Lake Kivu. KT Press...


Jan 16, 2015, 11:41 ET Kagame Affirms Rwanda has Abundant Deposits of Globally Best Quality Coltan, Reports KT Press

 Rwanda's President Paul Kagame says Rwanda has abundant coltan deposits around the country. Kagame said on Thursday, January 15, at a state...


Jan 13, 2015, 08:40 ET Rwanda Could Soon Eradicate Malaria - Africa's Number One Killer, Reports KT Press

 At his home in Kanombe, Kigali, Damien Rwabarinda panics as a community health worker confirms Shema, his 7-months old baby, is Malaria...