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Motorists warned against reckless driving

By IGIHE

While appearing on Waramutse Rwanda, a morning show on Television Rwanda, Commissioner of Police (CP) John Bosco Kabera, said that most recent fatal accidents were due to speeding, drunk driving and other reckless behaviors of motorists.

He also faulted motorists for violating road signage, driving road unworthy vehicles, use of phones while driving as other causes of accidents.

“It is unacceptable to keep losing people due to the negligent behaviors of a few people, who choose not to obey the traffic rules,” he warned.

CP Kabera singled the recent cases of accidents in Karongi, Nyagatare and Nyamasheke districts caused by speeding, drunkenness, and recklessness.

The accident in Karongi killed 11 people, five others died in a similar accident that occurred in Nyagatare while two people died and 16 others were injured over the weekend in Nyamasheke when a commuter vied off the road after the driver, who was speeding failed to negotiate a corner.

“Police has put efforts in the compulsory speed governor policy, we conduct operations targeting drunk drivers, more hi-tech gadgets like speed guns have been acquired and being used on highways against speeding, compulsory regular vehicle mechanical inspection, and continuous road safety campaigns; all these are aimed at ensuring that road safety standards are respected,” CP Kabera said.

He also highlighted the ongoing Gerayo Amahoro campaign, which is aimed at reaching out to all groups of road users to influence behavioral change and to prevent fatalities on road, which are largely caused by human behaviors.

CP Kabera also said that in collaboration with other entities in legal and road traffic, they are in the process of reviewing the law to adopt “punitive penalties for errant drivers.”

CP Kabera emphasized that “Road safety is a shared responsibility; all road users should play their respective roles to prevent causing an accident.”

He urged different road users; pedestrians, passengers, motorcyclists, and drivers to be responsive in ensuring road safety.

Commissioner of Police (CP) John Bosco Kabera, RNP Spokesperson.

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Arsenal Football Club in Rwanda for U17s Coaching Clinic

By IGIHE

McManus will lead the coaching clinic for the Rwanda National Academy's U17s players at Amahoro Stadium in Kigali from 19-23 August 2019.

The U17s are in the final stages of their two-year intensive training program and this clinic will help prepare them for their exit route from the academy, which could involve a professional football career.

According to a statement from the Rwanda Development Board (RDB), the clinic will see 25 players and five coaches from the academy take part in practical sessions over the course of the five days.

In line with previous Arsenal coaching clinics held in Rwanda in October 2018 and February 2019, this clinic will deepen the knowledge and understanding of the Arsenal coaching philosophy and support the development of football in Rwanda.

The Visit Rwanda and Arsenal Football Club partnership are not only helping tourists and investors discover the uniqueness of Rwanda as a travel and business destination, but it is also providing Rwandan young footballers with the opportunity to train with and learn from the world's best.

Arsenal Football Club is renowned for its youth coaching program and the national academy's U17s will benefit from Arsenal's experience producing world-class talent.

The Ministry of Sports and Culture aims to establish a player and coach development pathway which allows and encourages athletes and coaches to gain experience, thereby allowing for the continuous growth of technical expertise in coaching, refereeing and player development. This latest clinic with Arsenal will help Rwanda to achieve its football legacy goals.

RDB statement further reads that the general public and media are invited to an open training with the U17s and Simon McManus at Amahoro Stadium on Thursday, 22 August 2019 from 9:00 to 10:30 am.

As part of the Visit Rwanda and Arsenal Football Club partnership, the Rwanda Football Federation (FERWAFA) is hosting Simon McManus, Arsenal's Football Development Lead Coach, for a five-day coaching clinic.
This latest clinic with Arsenal will help Rwanda to achieve its football legacy goals.
The Visit Rwanda and Arsenal Football Club partnership is also providing Rwandan young footballers with the opportunity to train with and learn from the world's best.

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Rwanda's tourism strategy is both pro-conservation and pro-people

By Clare Akamanzi

Just in one year, from 2017 to 2018, we saw an increase of 21.5 percent in the number of locals visiting the three national parks.

Through the Tembera u'Rwanda local campaign over the past two years, we have given over 400 young Rwandans the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to trek the endangered mountain gorilla for free.

Rwanda's tourism strategy has always focused on two important areas, sustainability through responsible tourism and conservation and community involvement.

It has always been about protecting our natural heritage, providing world-class experiences that highlight the diverse natural beauty of Rwanda while ensuring that Rwandans benefit from this tourism and conservation.

As local tourism grows, there will be an increased demand for accommodation options for all ranges of budgets. What we are seeing is that that is already happening and the private sector is leading on this.

What we do as the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) is to encourage and partner with the private sector and as a result, we have seen an increased number of tourism operators in the country providing a wide variety of experiences, from community-based experiences to high-end luxe experiences to both local and foreign tourists.
Rwanda's long-term tourism development and conservation strategies speak for themselves.

Rwanda's tourism strategy has always focused on two important areas, sustainability through responsible tourism and conservation and community involvement.

Clare Akamanzi is the CEO, Rwanda Development Board

Clare Akamanzi is the CEO, Rwanda Development Board

Waiter in France allegedly shot dead for being 'too slow with sandwich,' report says

By FoxNews.com

The incident happened at a small restaurant in Noisy-le-Grand, a suburb located in eastern Paris.

A witness told Agence France-Presse the gunman became irate "as his sandwich wasn't prepared quickly enough," shot the waiter, and then fled the scene.

The waiter's colleagues then called police after he was shot in the shoulder. The 28-year-old later died at the scene.

Police told AFP that a murder investigation has been opened and the gunman is still on the loose.
Area residents told Le Parisien newspaper the restaurant had opened three or four months before the deadly shooting.

Some noted, however, the neighborhood has a high crime history, including drug-dealing and public drunkenness.
Others were shocked at the possibility of someone being killed over a slow order.

"It is sad," a 29-year-old woman told AFP. "It's a quiet restaurant, without any problems."

Policemen stand in front of the eatery on Saturday where a waiter was shot dead by a customer allegedly angry at having to wait for a sandwich, in the eastern Paris suburb of Noisy-le-Grand.

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Kagame and First Lady in Namibia for three-day state visit

By IGIHE

Upon arrival to Windhoek, the capital city of Namibia; they were welcomed by the President Namibia Hage Gottfried Geingob and First Lady Monica Geingos welcome as communicated by Rwanda's Presidency via a twitter account.

Kagame is expected to hold discussions with his Namibian counterpart Hage Gottfried Geingob on Tuesday and witness the signing of a cooperation agreement which will open doors for further cooperation between the two nations in the areas of Trade and Investment, Mining, Air Service, Agriculture, Health, Tourism, Peace and Security, Infrastructure, Energy, ICT, Environment, Culture and Education among others.

They will also tour Namibia Diamond Trading Company that promotes diamond sorting, valuing, selling and marketing practices through the exclusive use of domestically mined stones.

Rwanda and Namibia enjoy cordial diplomatic relations which have seen the two sides cooperate on various matters including security.

President Kagame has previously made visits to other southern African states, including Zambia, Mozambique, South Africa, Botswana, Angola, Madagascar, and Zimbabwe.

The visits are seen as a deliberate move by the presidency to consolidate Rwanda's relations with countries across the continent.

they were welcomed by the President Namibia Hage Gottfried Geingob and First Lady Monica Geingos
They will also tour Namibia Diamond Trading Company that promotes diamond sorting
Kagame is expected to witness the signing of a cooperation agreement which will open doors for further cooperation between the two nations in the areas of Trade and Investment
Rwanda and Namibia enjoy cordial diplomatic relations which have seen the two sides cooperate on various matters including security.
The visits are seen as a deliberate move by the presidency to consolidate Rwanda's relations with countries across the continent.

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Inside CAVM, Rwanda's hub for Agriculture, Animal Sciences and Veterinary Medicine courses

By Nicole Kamanzi Muteteri

UR was formed in 2013 to promote knowledge, research and discoveries with utmost commitment to take education standards higher towards academic excellence to address challenges affecting the community.

CAVM inherits programs from former: Higher Institute of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry (“Institut Superieur d'Agriculture et d'Elevage-ISAE Busogo), created in 1989, Faculty of Agriculture of the former National University of Rwanda (NUR) created in 1963, Faculties of Agriculture & Veterinary Medicine of the former UP created in 2004 and Food Science and Technology Department from former Kigali Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) created in 1997.

The college is located in a favorable environment enabling students to immerse knowledge in both theoretical and practical skills with extensive research.

Located in Busogo sector, Musanze district predominantly renowned for agriculture and animal husbandry practices, CAVM works closely with residents in its neighborhood to address emerging challenges affecting their agriculture.

The college has expert lecturers with international repute and offers Undergraduate and Postgraduate degrees.

As the leading university in agriculture-related courses, CAVM has committed to incubating projects with a promising impact on the education sector, improving citizens' livelihoods and the nation in general.

It has so far run quite a large number of projects, some of which were independent while others were fruits of collaboration with international or local organizations.

More details of the partnership are found via the following link: www.cavm.ur.ac.rw.

To date, CAMV offers Bachelor degree courses, Masters and Ph.D. in different departments.

These include programs in Master of Science in Agribusiness, Master of Science in Agroforestry and Soil Management, MSc in Animal Production, MSc in Soil and Water Engineering, and MSc in Crop Sciences.

The college also offers Ph.D. programs in Agroforestry Sciences, Agribusiness, and Rural Development among others.

Easy payments

Payments have been made easier for students at the College of Agriculture, Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine. Tuition fees are deposited to the University of Rwanda's in different banks.

The University of Rwanda also has the scheme of paying tuition fees within two installments. More details concerning fees structure and payment information at the University of Rwanda can be accessed through the link below: https://ur.ac.rw/?Fee-structure-and-payment-information

Application

The application to study at the University of Rwanda is completed through the university's website: www.ur.ac.rw and proceed through the Application Portal.

The application process requires an e-mail address, Identification or passport number for foreigners.

Courses are offered in English at the University of Rwanda.

The applicant is required to pay Rwf 10,000 non-refundable fees for Rwandans and East African students while foreigners have to pay Rwf 12,000.
For more payment details, visit: www.postgraduate.ur.ac.rw

The CAVM has a commitment to take education standards higher towards academic excellence to address challenges affecting the community.
CAVM works closely with residents in its neighborhood to address emerging challenges affecting their agriculture
The College of Agriculture, Animal Sciences and Veterinary Medicine (CAVM) is one of the 6 colleges of the University of Rwanda (UR)
The college is located in a favorable environment enabling students to immerse knowledge in both theoretical and practical skills with extensive research

Nicole Kamanzi M.

The Blood Sisters NOW on Novela E plus

By IGIHE

The Blood Sisters is leading by Erich Gonzales, a famous Philippine actress. Wait! Does the name ring a bell? Yes, she is the “Penang” in Be My Lady. This time she will present three sisters named Agatha, Erika, and Carrie all by herself.

They are triplets who were carried by a surrogate mother and got separated after an agreement their parents made fell through.

The story started from the line of Erika, who is a dancer in a bar using her beauty to lure men for money to save her son from a chronic illness.

However, she witnessed a murder accidentally and then was chased by the killer. On her way to escape, Erika encountered her sister Carrie who was brought up in a wealthy family.

Unexpectedly the murderer mistakes Carrie as Erika, giving the latter another chance to live another life belongs to the former.

The third sister Agatha comes up and helps Erika discover the truth behind their secret lives.

In The Blood Sisters, the story revolves around the characters that appear in almost every scene.

To witness how the triplets separate, reunite under the most complicated circumstances, to understand all scars and hatred behind their splendid appearance, to find out the more mysterious relationships between different characters, welcome to Novela E plus and don't miss the attractive plots by following every day.

StarTimes

StarTimes is the leading digital TV operator in Africa, serving nearly 26 million users with a signal covering the whole continent and a massive distribution network of 200 brand halls, 12,000 convenience stores and 11,000 distributors in more than 30 countries.

StarTimes owns a featured content platform, with 480 authorized channels consisting of news, movies, series, sports, entertainment, children's programs, etc.

The company's vision is "To ensure that every African family can access, afford, watch and share the beauty of digital TV".

StarTimes achieves this by combining satellite and terrestrial DTV systems as well as OTT services to provide an open and secure digital wireless platform.

The company provides a robust signal transmission service for public and private broadcasters, offers consumers outstanding Pay-TV programs, online video service, terminals, door-to-door service, and flexible payment.

In particular, The “StarTimes ON” App provides data-saving live TV and VOD service in high definition. Find out more about StarTimes ON at startimestv.com.

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South Korea-Based International NGO Hosts Worldwide Peace Summit in September

By IGIHE

With the theme of “Legislate Peace – Implementation of the DPCW for Sustainable Development”, the event is expected to expand the agreement by collecting further public support for the establishment of legally binding international law for peace based on the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW).

The DPCW, a comprehensive document that clarifies the role of the members of international society to prevent and resolve conflicts, is in the process of being introduced to the UN as a draft resolution. As a part of the process, HWPL and its affiliated youth organization, IPYG, promote worldwide “Legislate Peace” project, which has gained 1.5 million supports from 195 countries through supporting signatures and peace letters written to their respective national leaders.

The event planned over 2 days from 18th to 19th September in South Korea includes sessions to discuss the practical measures for building sustainable peace in attendance with international law experts, faith leaders, scholars, youth and woman organizations, and media persons.

The host organization, HWPL, as known as “Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light”, is an NGO associated with the Seoul Metropolitan Government and the UN Department of Global Communications and in Special Consultative Status with the UN ECOSOC. This year's event marks its 5th Anniversary of the WARP Summit.

The event is expected to expand the agreement by collecting further public support for the establishment of legally binding international law for peace
The chairman of HWPL Hee Lee
The event planned over 2 days from 18th to 19th September in South Korea includes sessions to discuss the practical measures for building sustainable peace

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Drug dealer arrested in Gasabo

By IGIHE

Chief Inspector of Police (CIP) Marie-Gorette Umutesi, the Police spokesperson for the City of Kigali said that the suspect identified as Nsabimana Olivier, 30, was at the time found with a consignment of cannabis.

"Residents reported Nsabimana to local leaders that he sells cannabis," she said.

"On August 18, Police, DASSO and Irondo personnel raided Nsabimana's home in Murindi, Ndera Sector where they recovered a consignment of cannabis and took the suspect into custody over the criminal act," added CIP Umutesi.

It is said that Nsabimana was a retailer of cannabis in Ndera and is connected to a ring of drug traffickers, some of them have been arrested and others still at large.

"There is a group of cannabis traffickers and retailers, some of whose particulars have been ascertained through information sharing with the public, and Nsabimana was among them," the spokesperson said.

She warned that operations are continuous for any drug dealer to "face the wrath of the law."

"The law is very clear and the punishment for engaging in drug-related crimes is severe. We appeal to the public to maintain the spirit of information sharing so as to prevent such people from poisoning Rwandans and the young people in particular, who are the majority of victims," CIP Umutesi warned.

Anyone convicted of trafficking and selling narcotic drugs faces a sentence of between 20 years and life in prison, and a fine of up to Rwf30 million, as stipulated under article 263 of the penal code.

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President Kagame, Museveni to meet again in Angola quadripartite Summit

By IGIHE

According to a communiqué from the Angolan presidency, the two leaders will be part of the second quadripartite summit that will bring them together with President Joao Lourenco of Angola and Felix Tshisekedi of DR Congo.

According to the communiqué, the meeting between the four African Heads of State follows the Luanda Summit on 12 July.

The four heads of state will on August 21 witness the signing of the instruments that enshrine the understandings reached.

At the last meeting, Rwanda and Uganda reached understanding to resolve tensions that have erupted between their two countries in recent months, after contacts undertaken by Angola with DR Congo's assistance.

The statement after the meeting said that “the summit welcomed the political will of (Rwanda and Uganda) to continue dialogue with a view to finding a solution to existing problems.”

The August 21 event is a follow up of the July 12 summit also held in Angola's Luanda which brought together the heads of state of the four countries.

The State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Amb Olivier Nduhungirehe has told IGIHE that Angola requested the signing of agreements between Rwanda and Uganda.

The July meeting convened by the Angolan president was devoted to regional security, cooperation and strengthening of ties among the four countries.

It also reviewed the regional situation and reinforced coordination within the framework of multilateral concertation mechanisms.

In the July summit's final communiqué, the heads of state stressed the importance of a permanent, frank and open dialogue that should be strengthened both bilaterally between the states of the region and multilaterally, for the consolidation of peace and security as a fundamental premise for economic integration.

It has been two years since Rwanda, Uganda relations worsened.

Uganda has been deporting different Rwandans who accuse it of inhumane imprisonment and torture on false accusations by Uganda's Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence and rebel groups against the Government of Rwanda.

Over 900 Rwandans have been reportedly detained in Uganda.

This saw the Government of Rwanda advising Rwandans not to travel to Uganda for their security until the situation gets back to normal.

Rwanda also accuses Uganda of conspiracy with rebel groups intending to destabilize state security.

President Paul Kagame and Yoweri Museveni of Uganda are expected to hold discussions in Angola on Wednesday,
The four heads of state will on August 21 witness the signing of the instruments that enshrine the understandings reached.

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Outgoing Kigali city leadership handsover to successors

By IGIHE

The handover took place yesterday at the headquarters of Kigali city located in Nyarugenge district where outgoing Kigali city councilors also handed duties to the new committee.

Athanase Rutabingwa, the former chairperson of the Kigali city council handed over duties to his successor Jeannette Bayisenge.

Elections of Kigali city's new leaders took place on Saturday. Pudence Rubingisa was elected the mayor of Kigali city for 5-year tenure deputized by Dr. Erneste Nsabimana in charge of Urban Planning and Infrastructure and Nadine Umutoni Gatsinzi in charge of social affairs and economic development.

Kigali city councilors were also elected on the same day where Jeannette Bayisenge was elected the chairperson deputized by Didas Kayihura Muganga while Rose Baguma became the executive secretary.

Other elected councilors include Didas Kayihura Muganga and Rutera Rose representing Kicukiro district; Pudence Rubingisa and Rose Baguma representing Gasabo; Nadine Umutoni Gatsinzi and Mutsinzi Antoine representing Nyarugenge district.

They joined five councilors appointed by President Paul Kagame including Dr. Jeannette Bayisenge, Gentille Musengimana, Gilbert Muhutu, Regis Rugemanshuro, and Dr. Ernest Nsabimana.

The Acting Kigali city mayor, Parfait Busabizwa has handed over to newly elected Kigali city mayor, Pudence Rubingisa.
Athanase Rutabingwa, the former chairperson of Kigali city council handed over duties to his successor Jeannette Bayisenge.
The handover took place yesterday at the headquarters of Kigali city located in Nyarugenge district

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By Amanzi

World Bank rejects Financial Times report that Rwanda's poverty figures are manipulated

By IGIHE

The statement released by the world follows recent the article published by the British financial magazine, Financial Times which reported that poverty figures in Rwanda are spin doctored to maintain a good reputation.

The Financial Times claimed to have conducted an analysis of the survey's more than 14,000 data points and interviews with academics show that rising prices for Rwandan families meant poverty most likely increased between 2010 and 2014.

The analysis of the National Institute of Statistics (NISR) on findings of the 4th Integrated Household Living Conditions Survey (EICV4) and (EICV3) indicated that poverty reduced by 6.9% between 2011 and 2014.

The FT analysis of the same data contradicts that finding, suggesting there has been a consistent attempt to misrepresent the results.

According to the Financial Times (FT) calculations, it is only possible to show a poverty decline of 6.9 percentage points if the mean value of the NISR's cost of living index was 4.7 percent.

The Financial Times explained that poverty could only have fallen by such a large margin if average prices for the poorest 40 percent of households increased by 4.7 percent or less between January 2011 and January 2014.

The magazine consulted Diane Rwigara, David Himbara, a dissident who fled the country, a Belgian Fillip Reyntjens among others.

Sam Desiere, a senior researcher at Belgium's University of Leuven who has studied Rwanda's poverty statistics, says average prices probably increased by at least 30 percent between 2011 and 2014 based on his analysis of price data included in Rwanda's household survey.

That conclusion would imply that poverty increased by about 6.6 percentage points, according to the FT analysis. “The higher the inflation rate,” said Mr. Desiere, “the more poverty increases.”

The new statement released by the World Bank, indicates that the bank's staff weighed in publicly, clearly, and with commensurate technical rigor on the Rwanda poverty measurement debate in a working paper (Revisiting the Poverty Trend in Rwanda: 2010/11 to 2013/14) published in September 2018.

“The National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR) shared the underlying survey data and engaged in constructive discussions to elaborate in detail on the methodology used to measure and monitor poverty in Rwanda. The published technical paper was based on careful and clearly set-out analysis, with a finding that supported the official trend published in NISR (2016),” reads in part the statement released by the World Bank.

The statement further reads that Consistent comparisons of monetary poverty measures over time, just like consumer prices or GDP, require the use of a deflator.
However, the World Bank clarifies that the appropriate deflator for measuring poverty is not the Consumer Price Index or GDP deflator, but rather a composite “cost-of-living” index that is representative of the food and non-food consumption choices of poor households as well as the unit prices they face in the markets where they purchase goods and services.

“Poor households consume a diet that is less diverse and relies more on self-produced (especially in rural areas), basic, and cheaper staples. The consumption choices and prices faced by the poor, be it in informal urban or rural markets, differ from those informal retail stores and supermarkets. A comparison between populated areas of Kigali and the country's rural towns and villages shows wide variances in consumption choices and prices faced by households,” reads the statement in part.

“Differences over methodologies for poverty estimation are common in all countries, including developed ones, given the complexity of the subject matter. There is no single “best way” to estimate poverty that is appropriate for all contexts and all times. Methodology adjustments may be necessary to better capture the position of the poor, so that policy adjustments can be targeted to address their needs,” adds the statement.

According to the World Bank, the official NISR poverty measures are calculated using appropriate deflators that are computed based on the prices faced and consumption choices made by poor households in different regions of Rwanda.

The bank further explains that it has a strong track record of producing reliable analytical work.

“We continue to work on this topic in Rwanda, and we welcome critical views of our technical work and methodology. We support constructive debate aimed at improving the measurement and monitoring of poverty, as its elimination is at the core of our mission,” reads the statement.

The 5th Integrated Household Living Conditions Survey (EICV5) in October 2018 indicated that Rwanda had 11.8 million population in 2016/2017 of whom 38.2% were poor while 16.0% were under the line of extreme poverty.

President Paul Kagame recently criticized the article by the Financial Times which claimed that poverty figures in Rwanda are manipulated.

The President made the critics last week in a conversation dubbed ‘Meet The President' held at Intare Conference Arena in Rusororo where he affirmed that nothing is fabricated about the progress Rwanda is making.

Commenting On the report Kagame said: “I will bet with anyone that there is actually nothing fake or fabricated or doctored about the progress we are making. If anyone is saying we still have problems to deal with, then they are right because there are still many challenges we have to deal with. We are dealing with them and we will deal with them. There is nothing new about Rwanda having problems, and all of us working together to make a difference for ourselves.”

Claiming the report false, the President also referred to the reports of the World Bank report, International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Economic Forum and Standard & Poor's (S&P) which recently upgraded Rwanda's economy from “B” to "B+".

“The S&P agency rated Rwanda from B to B+, the same week Rwanda is said to fake data about poverty levels. There is such a thing as western propaganda. That is why I really want us to be together in this fight because it is a fight for who we are and who we want to be. It is a fight about ourselves, about Rwandans, about Africans,” he said.

World Bank rejects Financial Times report that Rwanda's poverty figures are manipulated

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New schedule for Rwanda Day 2019 revealed

By IGIHE

The new schedule follows the previous communiqué signed by the State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Olivier Nduhungirehe which indicated that Rwanda Day 2019 was postponed due to unforeseen circumstances that another schedule would be communicated.

Rwanda Day 2019 is a gathering that brings together Rwandans living abroad and their friends.

It was previously set for Saturday 24th August 2019 but has been postponed to 5th October 2019 in Bonn city, Germany as announced by Rwanda's embassy in Germany.

Rwanda Day has been held since 2010 and serves as a platform for bringing together all Rwandans from the diaspora and their friends to discuss how to further advance the development of the country and get up to speed on the current progress.

The latest Rwanda Day took place on 10th August 2017 in Flanders Expo, a multipurpose hall in Ghent town, Belgium.

Rwanda Day presents opportunities for attracting foreign investments and networking.
Participants are given the floor to address their questions directly to the Head of State, share ideas and express their wishes as well.

At the occasion, Rwandans get insights into Rwanda's progress and share ideas on ways forward.

Since 2011, Rwanda Day has been taking place in Chicago, Boston, and Atlanta in the United States of America, Paris in France, Toronto in Canada, London in the United Kingdom, Amsterdam in the Netherlands, San Francisco in USA (Rwanda Cultural Day), and Ghent in Belgium.

Save the Date for Rwanda Day in Bonn, #Germany #RwandaDay @RwandaMFA @Cesar_Igor_ pic.twitter.com/KsRAG3715V

— Rwanda In Germany (@RwandaInGermany) August 16, 2019

Rwanda Day 2019 is a gathering that brings together Rwandans living abroad and their friends.

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Woman arrested with 2400 pellets of cannabis in Rwamagana

By IGIHE

The narcotics were recovered on Thursday in her house located in Kigabiro Sector, Cyanya cell.

Police said the arrest of Ngendakumana followed a tip-off from members of the public, who suspected her to be a drug trafficker.

Chief Inspector of Police (CIP) Hamdum Twizeyimana, the Eastern region police spokesperson, said that after police received information about the suspected illegal conduct, they made a search at her home where the drugs were recovered.

She was soon after taken into custody for the criminal act.

“Her accomplice, a man, who was at home, fled on seeing Police officers. Residents said he is a stranger in the community. He is suspected of being one of Ngendakumana's customers and had come from Kigali to purchase cannabis from her,” said CIP Twizeyimana.

He explained that police have strengthened the crackdown on drug trafficking and distillers of unhygienic and harmful alcoholic drinks but commended the role of the public through credible information sharing.

If convicted, she faces between 20 years and life imprisonment and a fine of up to Rwf20 million, according to article 263 of the penal code.

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An inductive insight into seamless experiences at the College of Education-University of Rwanda

By Nicole Kamanzi Muteteri

The University of Rwanda-College of Education is a specialized institution in teacher education with academic, assessment and certification of all teachers at the secondary school level.

In the framework of the restructuring process of the University of Rwanda, the College relocated from Remera Campus to Rukara Campus, Kayuonza District, Gahini Sector, in October 2017.

With longstanding experience, the college offers ultimate opportunities to aspiring educators and professionals and conducts regular supervision on the implementation of instituted curricula to ensure that students are acquainted with all necessary knowledge and skills.

The college offers bachelor degrees, a Masters and Ph.D. in education and related courses in addition to offered courses in Postgraduate Diploma in Education and Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education.

The College of Education has 26 six programs designed for Ph.D. holders with ambitions to immerse knowledge in education, 10 programs for Master's degree holders, 4 education programs for post-graduate diploma and offers a certificate for short courses in education.

All these programs are licensed by Rwanda's Higher Education Council (HEC).
Most importantly, students are taught by education professionals with longstanding experiences in the education sector and specialties in research and supervision of Masters and Ph.D. students.

Experts at the College of Education get research findings published in international scientific journals. Most research outcomes are also published on the website of Rwanda Journal of Education (https://www.ajol.info/index.php/rje).

The college has all the essential equipment contributing to improved quality education. It has a fully-fledged Multimedia studio, languages laboratory and a special laboratory facilitating access to differently-abled students.

The College of Education hosts students from different countries and educational backgrounds. For instance, the African Centre of Excellence in Innovative Teaching and Learning Mathematics and Science (ACEITLMS) has 35 students in Masters and more 16 pursuing Ph.D. from Rwanda and abroad.

Offered programs

The College of Education has different schools with different specialties. The School of Inclusive and Special Needs Education has a Masters of Education in Special Needs Education and Ph.D. of Research in Education.

The school offers courses in various options namely: Inclusive Education, Disability Studies and Special Educational Needs.

The School of Education offers a Postgraduate Diploma in Education and Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education.

The school of Masters courses in Curriculum and Instruction as well as Educational Leadership and Management, English Education, Kinyarwanda Education, Kiswahili Education, and Enseignement du Français.

It also has Ph.D. by Research in Education offering courses in Mathematics Physics, Chemistry, Biology, ICT, English, Kinyarwanda, Swahili, and French.

The school has programs in Social Studies, Primary and Early Childhood Education, Geography, History, Psychology of Education, Educational Leadership and Management, Curriculum, Philosophy of Education Economics of Education.

The ACEITLMS also has Masters and Ph.D. programs in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics.

Easy payments

Payments have been made easier for students at the College of Education. Tuition fees ate deposited to accounts of the University of Rwanda at different banks.

The University of Rwanda has also a scheme of paying tuition fees within two installments. More details concerning fees structure and payment information at the University of Rwanda can be accessed through the link below: https://ur.ac.rw/?Fee-structure-and-payment-information

Application

The application to study at the University of Rwanda is completed through the university's website www.ur.ac.rw and proceed through the Application Portal.

The application process requires an e-mail address, Identification or passport number for foreigners.

Courses are offered in English at the University of Rwanda.

The applicant must pay Rwf 10,000 non-refundable fees for Rwandans and East African students while foreigners have to pay Rwf 12,000.

For more payment details, visit: www.postgraduate.ur.ac.rw .

The College of Education (UR-CE) is one of the six Colleges of the University of Rwanda, created after the merger of all public higher learning institutions in Rwanda in 2013.
The college offers bachelor degrees, a Masters and Ph.D. in education
The college has all the essential equipment contributing to improved quality education.
The college has a special laboratory facilitating access to differently-abled students.

Nicole Kamanzi M.

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New schedule for Rwanda Day 2019 revealed

By IGIHE

The new schedule follows the previous communiqué signed by the State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Olivier Nduhungirehe which indicated that Rwanda Day 2019 was postponed due to unforeseen circumstances that another schedule would be communicated.

Rwanda Day 2019 is a gathering that brings together Rwandans living abroad and their friends.

It was previously set for Saturday 24th August 2019 but has been postponed to 5th October 2019 in Bonn city, Germany as announced by Rwanda's embassy in Germany.

Rwanda Day has been held since 2010 and serves as a platform for bringing together all Rwandans from the diaspora and their friends to discuss how to further advance the development of the country and get up to speed on the current progress.

The latest Rwanda Day took place on 10th August 2017 in Flanders Expo, a multipurpose hall in Ghent town, Belgium.

Rwanda Day presents opportunities for attracting foreign investments and networking.
Participants are given the floor to address their questions directly to the Head of State, share ideas and express their wishes as well.

At the occasion, Rwandans get insights into Rwanda's progress and share ideas on ways forward.

Since 2011, Rwanda Day has been taking place in Chicago, Boston, and Atlanta in the United States of America, Paris in France, Toronto in Canada, London in the United Kingdom, Amsterdam in the Netherlands, San Francisco in USA (Rwanda Cultural Day), and Ghent in Belgium.

Save the Date for Rwanda Day in Bonn, #Germany #RwandaDay @RwandaMFA @Cesar_Igor_ pic.twitter.com/KsRAG3715V

— Rwanda In Germany (@RwandaInGermany) August 16, 2019

Rwanda Day 2019 is a gathering that brings together Rwandans living abroad and their friends.

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Woman arrested with 2400 pellets of cannabis in Rwamagana

By IGIHE

The narcotics were recovered on Thursday in her house located in Kigabiro Sector, Cyanya cell.

Police said the arrest of Ngendakumana followed a tip-off from members of the public, who suspected her to be a drug trafficker.

Chief Inspector of Police (CIP) Hamdum Twizeyimana, the Eastern region police spokesperson, said that after police received information about the suspected illegal conduct, they made a search at her home where the drugs were recovered.

She was soon after taken into custody for the criminal act.

“Her accomplice, a man, who was at home, fled on seeing Police officers. Residents said he is a stranger in the community. He is suspected of being one of Ngendakumana's customers and had come from Kigali to purchase cannabis from her,” said CIP Twizeyimana.

He explained that police have strengthened the crackdown on drug trafficking and distillers of unhygienic and harmful alcoholic drinks but commended the role of the public through credible information sharing.

If convicted, she faces between 20 years and life imprisonment and a fine of up to Rwf20 million, according to article 263 of the penal code.

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An inductive insight into seamless experiences at the College of Education-University of Rwanda

By Nicole Kamanzi Muteteri

The University of Rwanda-College of Education is a specialized institution in teacher education with academic, assessment and certification of all teachers at the secondary school level.

In the framework of the restructuring process of the University of Rwanda, the College relocated from Remera Campus to Rukara Campus, Kayuonza District, Gahini Sector, in October 2017.

With longstanding experience, the college offers ultimate opportunities to aspiring educators and professionals and conducts regular supervision on the implementation of instituted curricula to ensure that students are acquainted with all necessary knowledge and skills.

The college offers bachelor degrees, a Masters and Ph.D. in education and related courses in addition to offered courses in Postgraduate Diploma in Education and Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education.

The College of Education has 26 six programs designed for Ph.D. holders with ambitions to immerse knowledge in education, 10 programs for Master's degree holders, 4 education programs for post-graduate diploma and offers a certificate for short courses in education.

All these programs are licensed by Rwanda's Higher Education Council (HEC).
Most importantly, students are taught by education professionals with longstanding experiences in the education sector and specialties in research and supervision of Masters and Ph.D. students.

Experts at the College of Education get research findings published in international scientific journals. Most research outcomes are also published on the website of Rwanda Journal of Education (https://www.ajol.info/index.php/rje).

The college has all the essential equipment contributing to improved quality education. It has a fully-fledged Multimedia studio, languages laboratory and a special laboratory facilitating access to differently-abled students.

The College of Education hosts students from different countries and educational backgrounds. For instance, the African Centre of Excellence in Innovative Teaching and Learning Mathematics and Science (ACEITLMS) has 35 students in Masters and more 16 pursuing Ph.D. from Rwanda and abroad.

Offered programs

The College of Education has different schools with different specialties. The School of Inclusive and Special Needs Education has a Masters of Education in Special Needs Education and Ph.D. of Research in Education.

The school offers courses in various options namely: Inclusive Education, Disability Studies and Special Educational Needs.

The School of Education offers a Postgraduate Diploma in Education and Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education.

The school of Masters courses in Curriculum and Instruction as well as Educational Leadership and Management, English Education, Kinyarwanda Education, Kiswahili Education, and Enseignement du Français.

It also has Ph.D. by Research in Education offering courses in Mathematics Physics, Chemistry, Biology, ICT, English, Kinyarwanda, Swahili, and French.

The school has programs in Social Studies, Primary and Early Childhood Education, Geography, History, Psychology of Education, Educational Leadership and Management, Curriculum, Philosophy of Education Economics of Education.

The ACEITLMS also has Masters and Ph.D. programs in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics.

Easy payments

Payments have been made easier for students at the College of Education. Tuition fees ate deposited to accounts of the University of Rwanda at different banks.

The University of Rwanda has also a scheme of paying tuition fees within two installments. More details concerning fees structure and payment information at the University of Rwanda can be accessed through the link below: https://ur.ac.rw/?Fee-structure-and-payment-information

Application

The application to study at the University of Rwanda is completed through the university's website www.ur.ac.rw and proceed through the Application Portal.

The application process requires an e-mail address, Identification or passport number for foreigners.

Courses are offered in English at the University of Rwanda.

The applicant must pay Rwf 10,000 non-refundable fees for Rwandans and East African students while foreigners have to pay Rwf 12,000.

For more payment details, visit: www.postgraduate.ur.ac.rw .

The College of Education (UR-CE) is one of the six Colleges of the University of Rwanda, created after the merger of all public higher learning institutions in Rwanda in 2013.
The college offers bachelor degrees, a Masters and Ph.D. in education
The college has all the essential equipment contributing to improved quality education.
The college has a special laboratory facilitating access to differently-abled students.

Nicole Kamanzi M.

Rwanda, Japan sign US$ 90 million financing agreement to improve nutrition

By IGIHE

The support will be channeled through Japan's Sector Policy Loan for Nutrition Improvement through Agricultural Transformation.

The agreement has been signed by the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning (MINECOFIN), Dr. Uzzile Ndagijimana, Mr. Takayuki Miyashita, Ambassador of Japan to Rwanda and Mr. Shin Maruo, the Chief Representative of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Rwanda office.

Since 2012, Rwanda has seen a decline of stunting among children of age between 6 months and 5 years, however, the decline is still short of Rwanda's target to reduce stunting below 19% by Rwanda fiscal year 2023/2024.

Despite substantial growth in agricultural production over the past 10 years, food security and nutrition remain concerns, especially when looking at the vulnerability to shocks at the household level.

The Food Consumption Score is 76% by 2018, but a large share of the population remains dependent on rain-fed agriculture and home-consumption.

Primarily, agriculture plays the role of availing food by ensuring that production meets the diverse dietary needs of the population.

Despite the growth in production over the past 10 years, staple food production remains below the targeted demand for domestic consumption and is substituted by importation.

The program will be executed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI), the National Early Childhood Development Program (NECDP), the Rwanda Agriculture and Animal Resources Development Board (RAB) and the Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC) under the supervision of MINECOFIN.

The program will focus mainly on two components of Food Security and Multi-Sectoral Coordination.

In regards to agriculture transformation-related activities, the program will help MINAGRI to set up nutrition-sensitive agriculture guidelines, strengthen the availability of protein-rich food through the small livestock distribution program under RAB.

Additionally, it will leverage on the achievement of Smallholder Market-oriented Agriculture Project (SMAP), a JICA Technical Cooperation Project to build the capacity of targeted beneficiaries in terms of nutrition aspects.

At a more decentralized level, the program will fill a food nutrient gap in each district and suitable nutritious crops will be identified and promoted for production.

Other components include making crop calendar for irrigation schemes, nutrition public awareness campaigns.

Minister Ndagijimana said that channeling the funds through Rwanda's budget reflects how Japan maintains trust in Rwanda's good governance and efficient use of funds.

Ambassador Miyashita explained that Japan channeled the funds through the budget because of the trust bestowed upon Rwanda's systems towards the implementation of targeted activities in addition to proper management of funds.

Since malnutrition is a multi-sectoral issue that involves various stakeholders, the program will support the coordination at the national level with the NECDP to the grass root level with the community health workers and farmer promoters' coordination.
The program is scheduled to run from 2019 to 2021, with the expectation to have a big impact in eradicating the undernutrition and fighting against the stunting.

Ambassador Miyashita explained that Japan channeled the funds through the budget because of the trust bestowed upon Rwanda's systems
Dr. Uzzile Ndagijimana said that channeling the funds through Rwanda's budget reflects how Japan maintains trust to Rwanda's good governance
The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources, Jean Claude Musabyimana
Mr. Shin Maruo, the Chief Representative of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Rwanda office.

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