Monday, May 17, 2021



IMF extends debt relief for 28 low-income countries

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund, IMF, has approved the third tranche of grants for debt service relief for 28 member countries under the Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust, CCRT.

Rwanda earmarks $51m to buy COVID-19 vaccines

Rwanda has budgeted 50 billion Rwandan francs (about $51.2 million) to buy COVID-19 vaccines for over 7.8 million people by 2022, Health Minister, Daniel Ngamije, said.

Armed group denies killing Italian ambassador in Congo

An armed group in eastern Congo, accused by the government of carrying out an ambush on a United Nations convoy in which Italy’s ambassador and two other people were killed, has denied any involvement in the attack.

My message to Nigerian media, by Kadaria Ahmed

It is with a heavy heart, worry about Nigeria and a sense of impending doom that I am sending this message to my colleagues...

Bandits up, herdsmen down and the ugly dance to Rwanda, by Amir Bagwanje 

They are called bandits when they kidnap in Zamfara while the media tags them, Fulani herdsmen if the victims are from Ekiti or Ebonyi. The same evil but called different names. For decades, farmers in the North have painfully endured the destruction of their farmlands

Igboho and his teenage appetite for war, by Abdullahi Haruna Haruspice

Every society needs a Sunday Igboho who commands the respect of a war commander. A man with the stoic dexterity of a warrior, that can galvanize other brave minds to the battlefield. Not the war of attrition as being oiled by Sunday Igboho and others gyrating in teenage appetite.

3 UN peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic

Three peacekeepers were killed and four others injured in separate attacks in the Central African Republic, CAR, and Mali over the past three days, according to the United Nations.

FIFA releases names of African referees, assistant referees to feature Women’s World Cup 2023

Nineteen female referees from Africa have been selected to participate in the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2023, to be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand, during a reserved period in the FIFA Women’s International Match Calendar between 10 July and 20 August 2023.

Buhari signs air service agreements with USA, 3 other countries

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday signed a Bilateral Air Service Agreements, BASA, with the United States of America, India, Morocco and Rwanda.

COVID-19:  Afreximbank, AU postpone IATF2020

The African Export-Import Bank, Afreximbank, the African Union, AU, and the Government of Rwanda have postponed by one year the second Intra-African Trade Fair, IATF2020, scheduled for September 1 to 7, in Kigali.

Pan-African trade fair postponed due to COVID-19

This year’s Intra-African Trade Fair, initially scheduled to take place in Rwanda in September, has been postponed to next year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, organisers said in a statement on Wednesday.

Rwanda is a baby in the arms of Nigeria, by Abdullahi Haruna Haruspice

Stop that loose comparison of equating Rwanda and Nigeria, Kano state is far larger and more populated than Rwanda. The economy of Lagos state is far more than Rwanda. Go to Akwa Ibom, Kano, Lagos, Gombe and see tangible governance over time. That Rwanda is working is not enough to denigrate your country. The Nigerian economy can build 10 Rwanda.

NAF, CBN win 2019 IPRA’s Golden World Awards

The Nigeria Airforce, NAF, and the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, have emerged winners of the 2019 PR Golden World Awards, GWA, instituted by the International Public Relations Association, IPRA.

Buhari, Osinbajo, others attend inaugural Democracy Day celebration

President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as well as President of the Senate Ahmed Lawan and House of Representatives Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila are some dignitaries attending the inaugural ceremony of the Democracy Day.

Financial Sector Deepening Fund: AfDB approves $10m equity investment

The African Development Bank, AfDB, says it has approved 10 million dollars equity investment in financial sector deepening fund to strengthen the capital base...

Rwanda becomes Arsenal’s official tourism partner

Rwanda has become the official tourism partner of English football club Arsenal FC, whose players will sport a "Visit Rwanda" logo on their sleeves,...

Mixed reactions trail Davido’s N1.8m donation to Rwandan music school

Mr Iseli said that celebrities as public figures should be more concerned about giving back to the society just as Mr Davido had done.

Africa must solve its problems, Osinbajo, Kagame say

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo and the newly re-elected Rwandan President Paul Kagame say Africa must begin to look inwards to solve its numerous problems,...

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