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2008-10-03 09:00:33

Text of report by Felly Kimenyi entitled "German minister vows to woo European investors" published in English by Rwandan newspaper The New Times website on 3 October Village Urugwiro - The visiting German Minister for Environmental Affairs and Renewable Energy, Sigmar Gabriel, has vowed to attract European businessmen to come and invest in the Rwandan energy sector. He revealed this yesterday after meeting with President Paul Kagame at Village Urugwiro. "Part of the reason I am here is...

2008-10-01 15:00:17

Text of report in English by Rwandan radio on 1 October [Presenter] President Paul Kagame has officially launched the one laptop per child programme that aims at providing cheap laptop computers to primary pupils across the country. The Rwandan head of state told the beneficiaries that the new system is set to promote critical thinking and innovation which is quite relevant to the country's progress. President Kagame said that every child should have the laptop computer which in turn will...

2008-09-25 15:00:31

Text of report in English by Eugene Kwibuka entitled "Watchdog commends Rwandan media progress" published by Rwandan newspaper The New Times website on 25 September Kigali: Rwandan media underwent positive progress last year despite some areas that need more improvements, a new report of the High Council of the Media (HCM) presented to the public on Tuesday has said. The report, based on data collected by the council to get an overall depiction of the media in the country, was completed in...

2008-09-23 15:00:34

Text of report in English by Rwandan news agency RNA Kigali, 22 September: The spread of HIV/Aids will be difficult to control if health officials do not openly discuss issues considered taboo in the country to raise awareness on sex issues, a stakeholders workshop heard. Health Minister Dr Jean Damascene Ntawukuriryayo said on Monday that health workers need to "call sexual organs by their real names" to enable young people understand the messages they are transmitting. "When talking to...

2008-09-09 09:00:31

Text of report in English by Rwandan news agency RNA Kigali, 9 September: Having just recovered from a turbulent period, the national carrier Rwandair is no longer due for privatization as the bids were lower than government expectations, RNA has established. Rwandair was supposed to have been sold in June in a process that saw Belgian Brussels Airline and Italy's Meridiana as the only bidders, but their offer was 'very little' and the government preferred to keep the carrier to itself,...

2008-08-27 06:00:33

Text of report in English by Rwandan news agency RNA on 26 August President Paul Kagame on Tuesday launched the Star Africa Media, wondering why local investors have not expressed any interest to join up the Chinese pay TV firm, RNA reports. Mr Kagame specifically criticized the only available local TV - the government-owned Rwanda Television - for not taking advantage of the technical expertise of the Chinese firm providing some 20 channels. The quality of pictures from our TV station...

2008-08-23 06:00:29

Text of report by Innocent Gahigana entitled "Foreign radios given stern warning" published in English by Rwandan newspaper The New Times website on 23 August Kigali - Foreign radio stations, among them the British Broadcasting Cooperation (BBC) and Voice Of America (VOA), have been strongly warned to desist from non factual reporting or else risk being banned from broadcasting in Rwanda. Information Minister Louise Mushikiwabo Thursday [21 August] singled out BBC and VOA reporters,...

2008-08-05 12:01:07

Text of report in English by Rwandan news agency RNA Bellagio, 4 August: President Paul Kagame said on Monday [4 August] that the ongoing programme to wire up Rwanda will ease health service delivery for its people - "the vast majority" of who live in rural areas, RNA reports. "The increased bandwidth will allow us to send digital radiology images from district hospitals to experts in our capital Kigali, and outside the country", Kagame told an e-health conference in Italy. "Given that...

2008-07-16 03:00:50

Text of report in English by Innocent Gahigana and Kemigisha Fatuma entitled "$63 million for Aids, malaria control" published by Rwandan newspaper The New Times website on 16 July Kigali - The national fight against the spread of HIV/AIDS, malaria and Tuberculosis (TB) has received over 63m US dollars (approx 35bn Rwandan francs) grant support for the next two years. The grant from Global Fund (GF) International was announced yesterday during the signing of its pact between the...

2008-06-15 03:00:09

Text of report in English by Innocent Gahigana entitled "Gov't to invite tenders for new telecom company" published by Rwandan newspaper The New Times website on 15 June Gasabo - The government is to invite bids for another phone and Internet provider. Bids will be invited from local and foreign firms, said Prof. Romain Murenzi, the minister in the Office of the President in charge of science, technology, scientific research and ICT. The eventual winner will work in partnership with the...


Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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