Popular Rwanda gospel singer dies in custody

A popular Rwandan singer whose music was banned by the ruling regime was found dead in Kagali, police said Monday. Kizito Mihigo was said to have committed suicide while in custody, three days after he was caught trying to flee the country. The singer was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment in 2015 for conspiring against […]

Rwanda launches first ‘Made in Africa’ smartphones (Photos)

Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame launched Africa’s first smartphone factory in Kigali on 7 October 2019 with a second Mara phone factory scheduled for launch in South Africa on October 17. Mara phones are manufactured at a 24 million dollar factory located in a special economic zone in Rwanda’s capital, Kigali that employs 200 people and […]

Rwanda Central Bank Cuts Key Interest Rate to Record Low of 5%

Rwanda’s central bank reduced its benchmark interest rate to a record low to sustain growing domestic demand. The bank’s Monetary Policy Committee cut the rate by 50 basis points to 5 percent, Governor John Rwangombwa said in a statement handed to reporters Monday in the capital, Kigali. The landlocked East African nation has experienced deflation […]

Rwanda Launches New Satellite To Connect Schools With Internet.

It was history made on Friday night, February 27, as Rwanda launched the first ever Satellite in its skies to connect schools with internet across its remote parts of the country. At exactly 23:37 (local time), Rwandans waited with excitement as the Satellite was launched live on state broadcaster – Rwanda Television. Many schools in […]