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Salima Mukansanga is AFCON’s first female referee

– – Rwanda’s Salima Mukansanga is the first female to officiate at the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) tournament. Mukansanga was part of the officiating team for the group B game between Guinea and Malawi on Monday at Stade Kouekong. She however served as the fourth official on the day – a first for a woman in the men’s game. Mukansanga will be making her official debut referring as a woman on Monday at the men’s tournament taking place in Cameroon this year. The 33rd edition of the AFCON was…

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Rwanda: Local made banana brew kills eleven people

– – Rwandan officials have confirmed the death of eleven people in the country’s south eastern district of Bugesera. The eleven were reported to have died after drinking a local brew made from bananas during the Christmas festive season. The Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) said four other persons are reported to be in hospital for treatment. Five people have been arrested, including the brewery’s owner, according to RIB officials. The brewery was reported to be operating without a licence. Its operations have now been suspended. – – High levels of…

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Democratic Green Party of Rwanda End of Year Message and Aspirations for 2022

The present year has come to an end making space for the new year. Like the previous year, 2021 was also characterized by the COVID-19 Pandemic and the country had two lockdowns, this year has also left many families mourning the loss of their loved ones. We would like to take on this moment to foremost comfort and condole all those who lost their loved ones. We would like to also express our sincere gratitude to all front-line workers who sacrificed themselves to contain this pandemic in Rwanda. A big…

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Youth Connekt Africa Summit ends amid calls for youth-led solutions

– – Young Africans have called for more freedom and opportunities to propel the socio-economic growth of the continent as thousands of them took part in the2021 Youth Connekt Africa summit held in Ghana’s capital, Accra. The annual convening event connects youth from across the continent and beyond with policy influencers, political and industry leaders among others on accelerating youth empowerment efforts in Africa. This is the first time the summit is being held outside of Rwanda, where it first started as the brain child of President Paul Kagame. Youth…

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Rwanda to host schoolgirls from Afghanistan

– – The Rwandan government has announced that it is willing and ready to host several schoolgirls from Afghanistan. The takeover of the country by the Taliban fighters has sparked chaos and forcing citizens to flee. A privately run School of Leadership, Afghanistan (Sola) on Tuesday announced that about 250 students, staff and family members were traveling to Rwanda. The founder of the School, Shabana Basij-Rasikh said on Twitter that “Everyone is en route, by way of Qatar, to the nation of Rwanda where we intend to begin a semester…

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France bears ‘heavy responsibilities’ in the Rwanda genocide

At least 800,000 people died when ethnic Hutu extremists massacred minority Tutsis and moderate Hutus. Assassination of a president – – The massacres occurred after the assassination of the then Rwandan president Juvenal Habyarimana on April 6, 1994 in a plane crash. Mr Habyarimana – a Hutu backed by France – was on his way back to Rwanda when his plane was shot down. Photo: AFP Habyarimana was killed when his plane was shot down. Tutsi rebels, led by current president, Paul Kagame were accused of carrying out the attack…

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

– – 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 English…

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Rwandan opposition activist shot dead in South Africa

– – 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

– – 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.” – – General Musemakweli was a member of Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF),…

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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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