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Rwanda’s Kagame criticizes ‘hypocrisy’ in Covid-19 vaccine supply

– Advertisement – Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame has criticized what he calls “hypocrisy and double standards” in the global distribution of Covid-19 vaccines. The World Health Organization (WHO) director, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said that deals between rich nations and vaccine manufacturers had made it hard to acquire vaccines for its Covax initiative. The @WHO Director-General has said that deals between some high-income countries and manufacturers of COVID-19 vaccines are undermining its COVAX initiative by reducing the number of doses it can purchase. Read more: https://t.co/zWxZnAm6lO pic.twitter.com/oj1YVjtmXD — Al Jazeera…

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Rwandan opposition activist shot dead in South Africa

– Advertisement – A Rwandan opposition activist Seif Bamporiki has been shot dead in Cape Town, South Africa. Local media reported that he was shot and killed while delivering furniture to a client on Sunday. The businessman, according to reports had arrived to make delivery only for the gunman to fire a single shot through his window. A supposed customer that led him to the Nyanga township for the delivery left him for 15 minutes when he was shot. The activist’s belongings, including cellphones, were taken, according to reports. –…

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Rwanda’s military chief Jacques Musemakweli dies

– Advertisement – The head of Rwanda’s military, Lt Gen Jacques Musemakweli has been reported dead. The Rwanda Defence Force said Musemakweli’s death was of “natural” cause and happened on Thursday at a military hospital. General Musemakweli was said to be unwell for sometime before his death this week. In a statement the Rwandan army said it “extends its condolences and joins the family in grief during this sad moment. Communication regarding his funeral arrangements will be made later.” – Advertisement – General Musemakweli was a member of Rwandan Patriotic…

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Paul Kagame accuses the West of hoarding Covid-19 vaccines

Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame has accused the West of hoarding Covid-19 vaccines and “purchasing many times more doses than they need.” In an opinion article published on the news website The Guardian, the outspoken African leader “the current situation with regard to the access and distribution of Covid-19 vaccines vividly illustrates the decades-old contradictions of the world order.” “Rich and powerful nations have rushed to lock up supply of multiple vaccine candidates,” Kagame said adding that “leaves African and other developing countries either far behind in the vaccine queue, or…

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Rwanda’s Nsanzabaganwa elected as AU Commission deputy chair

– Advertisement – Rwandan economist and politician Dr. Monique Nsanzabaganwa has been elected as deputy chairperson of the African Union commission. Nsanzabaganwa until her election served as the deputy governor of the National Bank of Rwanda, a role she held since 2011. She is a member of the African Leaders Network, a Fellow of the Aspen Global Leadership Network (AGLN). The Rwandan politician has also served as the chairperson of the board of directors of the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda, since 2012. When she first returned to Rwanda, Nsanzabaganwa…

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Rwanda ranks best in managing Covid-19 pandemic in Africa

– Advertisement – Rwanda has been ranked first in Africa in managing the Covid-19 pandemic. The country also ranked high globally in making information on the pandemic accessible to the public. The Australian think tank Lowy Institute that released the rating, ranked a total of 98 countries globally. The ranking was done according to the institute based on average performance in managing the pandemic within 36 weeks when it recorded 100 Coronavirus case. The study measured a number of key indicators including confirmed cases, deaths, cases per million people and deaths per…

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Rwanda reimposes lockdown over ‘unprecedented’ Covid-19 infections

– Advertisement – Rwanda has reimposed a lockdown in its capital, Kigali, as it battles a second wave of coronavirus cases. In a statement, the Rwandan government said it has been compelled to take the action due to   “unprecedented deaths and transmission rates”. The statement said all movements outside homes in the capital will require an approved permit from the police, except for essential service providers. Travel between Kigali and other provinces and districts will not be permitted, except for essential services and tourism. Tourists must have Covid-19 negative certificates.…

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Democratic Green Party of Rwanda End of Year Message and Aspirations for 2021

As we come to the close of the year 2020, which was characterized by the COVID-19 Pandemic that left many families mourning the loss of their loved ones, we take on this moment to foremost comfort all those that lost their loved ones and express our gratitude to all front-line workers who sacrificed themselves to contain this pandemic in Rwanda. A big thank you thank to all Nurses, Doctors, others in the medical professional and our National Police in collaboration with all security organs who worked tirelessly to ensure our…

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Rwanda legalizes growing of cannabis for medical purposes

– Advertisement – Rwanda has legalized the growing of cannabis but only for medical purposes. It has now become the first East African nation to legalize the growing of cannabis. Effort to legalize the growing of cannabis for medical purposes started in 2010 when the government introduced a bill in parliament. Rwandan officials said at the time that new changes to the country’s laws on cannabis was “to contribute to the protection of the population while ensuring that drugs and psychotropic substances are exclusively available for scientific and medical purposes.”…

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Rwanda Democratic Green Party member, Alexis MUGISHA elected to the Rwandan Senate

Kigali (AGV): Members of the National Consultative Forum of Political Organisations in Rwanda on Thursday, 24th September 2020, elected both Mr.Alexis Mugisha and Ms.Mukakarangwa Clotilde to the Rwandan Senate as stipulated by the Rwandan Constitution. Both were confirmed yesterday by the Supreme Court. Mr.Alexis Mugisha, is the Commissioner General of the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda and has been a party member since its inception in 2009. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physical and Human Geography and finalising a master’s degree in Environmental and Development Studies. The Democratic Green…

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