Monthly Archives: January 2010

NEC engages Diaspora

BY ERIC KABEERA KAMPALA – The National Electoral Commission (NEC) has kicked off a campaign of sensitizing the Rwandan Diaspora on the forthcoming presidential polls slated for August, 2010. The exercise that kicked off recently in Kampala, Uganda saw the commission’s Executive of Secretary, Charles Munyaneza briefing the Rwandans residing in Uganda on the August […]

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Kagame receives C’wealth SG

BY EDMUND KAGIRE URUGWIRO VILLAGE - President Paul Kagame yesterday received the visiting Commonwealth Secretary-General (SG), Kamalesh Sharma, at Urugwiro Village, two months after the country was admitted as the 54th member. Addressing the press shortly after the meeting, Sharma, who said he was proud to be the first Commonwealth SG to visit Rwanda after its […]

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Searching for Rwandan Musical Talent in the UK

Calling all Rwandan Singers/Musicians in the UK! I’m a London-based composer working on music for a film being made in Rwanda.  I’m looking for Rwandan singers/musicians who would be interested in being involved in helping me make some music.  I am particularly interested in teenagers & children, who can sing, rap or play a traditional […]

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Zambian leader visits Rwanda

BY EDWIN MUSONI KIGALI – Zambian President Rupiah Banda arrived in Rwanda yesterday afternoon for a two-day working visit. Banda was received by Prime Minister Bernard Makuza at Kigali International Airport. Banda who currently chairs the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) is expected to meet his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame and hold […]

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Community-based tourism in Rwanda

Rwanda can reap from community-based tourism   BY FRED NDOLI Community-based tourism is likely to generate in excess of Rwf200m for Rwandan rural communities by 2012 if well developed. Davidson M. Mugisha, the Director of World Tours Rwanda, a local private company said that the income will be generated by residents as land managers, entrepreneurs, […]

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Diaspora called upon to do more

BY JAMES KARUHANGA The Rwandan Diaspora has been asked to do more in contributing to the county’s development. The call was made by president of the Rwanda Diaspora Global Network (RDGN), Gustave Karara in a communiqué to the community. Karara commended the Rwandans living abroad for their continued efforts in the development of their motherland […]

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Commonwealth SG to visit Rwanda

BY JAMES KARUHANGA KIGALI – The Commonwealth Secretary-General, Kamalesh Sharma, is scheduled to visit Rwanda this month, The New Times has learnt. During his two-day stay likely to begin January 20, Sharma is scheduled to meet and consult with top government officials as well as address the press. Efforts to get a comment from Ministry […]

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