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Ngo 27 Kamena ni itariki, idashobora kwibagirana ku Basesero

Posted on 28 June 2016 by peter

Abarokotse Jenoside mu Bisesero bavuga ko ku itariki ya 27 Kamena 1994, ari bwo babonye ko baneshejwe burundu n’ibitero bagabwagaho n’abashakaga kubica.

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Hanashyinguwe mu cyubahiro imibiri 91

Kuri iyi tariki, ni bwo abasirikare b’Abafaransa bageze ahazwi nko mu Bisesero ho mu Karere ka Karongi, aho Abatutsi bahigwaga bari baragize ubutwari bishyira hamwe ngo babashe kwirwanaho mu gihe mu bindi bice by’igihugu jenoside yasaga n’igeze ku musozo.

Ubwo babonaga aba basirikare bera, ngo bibeshye ko baje kubatabara ndetse babereka uburyo bari kwicwa bazira akarengane, ariko ahubwo biba uburyo bwo gutanga amakuru ko hari ahantu hakiri Abatutsi benshi bataricwa, ari bwo ingufu ziturutse impande zose zakusanyijwe zigamije gutsemba abanya Bisesero.

Ibi byagiye bigarukwaho mu buhamya n’amagambo by’abantu batandukanye mu muhango wo kwibuka ku nshuro ya 22 Abatutsi barenga ibihumbi 50 baguye mu Bisesero, kuri uyu wa Mbere tariki ya 27 Kamena 2016, abahuruzwaga gutanga ubufasha mu kwica ngo bakaba barabwirwaga ko ari Inkotanyi zageze Bisesero.

Havugimana Innocent umwe mu barokotse ibi bitero yagize ati :“ Igihe twirwanagaho dukoresheje amabuye, twisanze turi kuraswaho ibisasu bya rutura, interahahamwe, abasirikare n’abapolisi bavuye hose bahurujwe ngo Bisesero Inkotanyi zaciye ibintu, byageze aho tubona ko birangiye.”

Senateri Mukankusi Perrine ari nawe wari umushyitsi mukuru muri uyu muhango yasabye Abasesero guhorana ubutwari bagaragaje muri Jenoside, bakabukoresha mu kwiyubakira igihugu, anagaya abicaga bataragire ubushake bwo gusaba imbabazi abo bahemukiye.

Ati “Wowe wahemutse uribwira iki niba udatera intanbwe ngo usabe imbabazi? Tugomba kugira igihugu cyiza, kandi wabishaka utabishaka kugerwaho.”

Muri uyu muhango kandi hanashyinguwe mu cyubahiro imibiri 91 y’Abatutsi bishwe muri Jenoside yabonetse mu Mirenge ya Bwishyura, Mubuga, Gishyita, Rwankuba, Twumba na Gitesi.

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What Kagame Thinks About UK Exit From European Union

Posted on 28 June 2016 by peter

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President Paul Kagame

The United Kingdom has been party to the European coalitions for nearly 50 years. But in a referendum vote last week, on whether to remain or leave the 28-nation bloc – the ‘Leave’ won with 51.9 percent. The vote had been a key promise of the current UK premier David Cameron.

While addressing a gathering of nearly 2000 youth leaders at a small stadium in Kigali, President Kagame asked; “Have you been watching what is trending globally in the news?”

“For us whatever we do is implemented to perfection,” said Kagame amid loud applause. Without mentioning the so called Brexit referendum, Kagame linked the leave decision to a wave of anti-globalisation growing in many parts of the world.

“If they told me their issues don’t concern me, they would win. But they also interfere in our issues when they shouldn’t be concerned,” said Kagame, adding: “Usually the response to them comes in two ways”.

Foremost, “I just focus on what concerns us and do it well to reap the utmost benefits.”

Secondly, Kagame suggested that the other response comes from the people they lead.

“The current challenges they are facing are largely a result of abandoning the people they lead,” said Kagame. “The people are telling them ‘You took us for granted’…you are doing what we didn’t assign you”.

Kagame continued; “The leaders are being told they didn’t do what they are supposed to do for their citizens yet they spend time telling others what to do but forget to fix problems back home…The people are saying – ‘We trusted you with the mandate to lead us but you decided to work for other interests’…”

For President Kagame the outcome of the Brexit referendum “makes me happy….They always come to tell us what is right for us yet we can speak better for ourselves….Why do you come to tell me? Go and tell the people you lead.”

“What is happening to them will awaken them to realise that we can actually speak for ourselves and solve our problems….They will realise maybe it’s time to take lessons from those they have been despising.”

“Maybe they will learn not to interfere in others’ affairs  and deal with the desires of their people back home”.

Kagame said the Rwanda of 1994 is a complete opposite of the Rwanda of today. “Back then Rwanda was not only referred to as ‘failed state’, but as ‘small failed state’…” said Kagame.

“They called us a small failed state. But we refused to fail. We refused to be small. We are not small.”

“Choosing not to be small has a price. You will have to spend sleepless nights, work hard and nobody will thank you for that.”

“I am asking you to make one clear choice. The one that costs us a lot. Because being big is where we belong.”

Throughout the entire hour-long address in which he tackled several other national issues, Kagame was not reading from a prepared speech. As he began his address, while walking around the hall with microphone in hand, Kagame said he preferred the session with such vibrant youth needed to be interactive.

“There is no need for me to read text, I would like us to interact freely,” he said.

After his address, interrupted several times by applause, there was a Q&A in which the youth raised concerns over issues such as the high loan interest rates and the unfavourable regulatory framework for cooperatives. It emerged that the Rwanda Cooperatives Agency (RCA) doesn’t allow cooperatives that have memberships of particular groups.

Over 2000 youth leaders meeting President Kagame at Petit Stade

Over 2000 youth leaders meeting President Kagame at Petit Stade

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Ngo n’ubwo baturiye ibyuzi kubona amafi birabavuna

Posted on 27 June 2016 by peter

Abaturiye ibyuzi by’amafi bya Rwabisemanyi muri Kigembe, baravuga ko kuba hafi yabyo ntacyo bibamariye kuko babona amafi n’ubundi bavunwe n’ingendo

Ibyuzi bya Rwabisemanyi ahororerwa amafi na RAB mu murenge wa Kigembe

Ibyuzi bya Rwabisemanyi ahororerwa amafi na RAB mu murenge wa Kigembe

Ibyuzi bya Rwabisemanyi, bikorerwamo ubushakashatsi ku bworozi bw’amafi na RAB,  mu Murenge wa Kigembe mu Karere ka Gisagara, ubusanzwe abahaturiye bahagura amafi barya.

Muri iyi minsi ariko kugira ngo abaturage bayahabwe ngo basabwa kubanza kwishyura ibilo by’amafi bifuza muri banki nkuru y’u Rwanda (BNR) ishami riri mu mujyi wa Huye, aha bakemeza ko ari imvune n’igihombo

Mukamudenge Venancie umwe mu bahaturiye ati “Reba nawe kuva aho ntuye njya Huye ntegesha amafaranga 3000, ubwo se inyungu yaba iyihe, ko ayo nakaguze amafi aba yashiriye mu rugendo”

Ibi kandi biranagarukwaho na Niyonzima Mathias uvuga ko byari amahire ubwo begereye ibi byuzi, kuko babonaga aya mafi bitabavunnye, ariko ubu akaba asanga nta kamaro bifitiye abatuye uyu murenge kuko batabona umusaruro ku buryo bworoshye.

Ati “Kugira ibi byuzi hafi yacu byagakwiye kuba amahirwe turusha abandi, ariko noneho niba umuntu agombye gukora urugendo, nta kamaro kuko nageze Huye n’ubundi nayagurayo ngataha”

Abatuye muri uyu Murenge wa Kigembe icyo bifuza ni uko bakoroherezwa kujya bishyura aya mafaranga, bakaba bayatanga muri banki zibegereye nka Sacco.

Nkurunziza Emmanuel umukozi wa RAB akaba n’umuyobozi w’ishami ry’ubworozi bw’amafi muri Kigembe, avuga ko ubu buryo bwashyizweho hagamijwe umutekano w’amafaranga baba binjije.

Avuga ko ariko hari kurebwa uburyo bwo korohereza aba baturage hashyirwa andi makonti muri za banki zibegere.

Ati “Ubu buryo bwashyizweho ku bw’umutekeno w’amafaranga yinjiraga kuko hari igihe byabaga bitoroheye umukozi uhakorera, no kuza kuyageza Huye, ariko ubu turi kureba uko twabyoroshya bakajya bishyurira muri banki zibegereye”

muri iki kigo cya RAB ishami rya Kigembe, ubusanzwe hakorerwa ubworozi bw’amafi, kugura ayeze ku bashaka kujya kuyarya no kuyatubura ku bashaka kuyorora.

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Urubyiruko rwiyemeje kurwanya abafobya Jenoside

Posted on 27 June 2016 by peter

Urubyiruko rwiga mu ishuri rikuru ryigisha imyuga n’ubumenyingiro IPRC East rwatangije gahunda yo kurwanya abahakana n’abapfobya Jenoside yakorewe Abatutsi rwifashishije imbuga nkoranyambaga.

Urubyiruko rwa AERG rwo muri IPRC East  rwunamiye abazize Jenoside bashyinguwe mu rwibutso rwa Remera

Urubyiruko rwa AERG rwo muri IPRC East  rwunamiye abazize Jenoside bashyinguwe mu rwibutso rwa Remera

Iyi gahunda yatangije n’urubyiruko rw’abanyeshuri barokotse Jenoside yakorewe Abatutsi mu Rwanda mu 1994 biga muri IPRC East rwibumbiye mu muryango AERG .

Nshizirungu Elysée umuhuzabikorwa w’umuryango w’Abanyeshuri barokotse Jenoside (AERG) muri IPRC East avuga ko bagira gahunda ya buri munsi yo gusura imbuga nkoranyambaga no gusuzuma ibyanditsweho, ibigoreka amateka y’u Rwanda bakabinyomoza.

Ati “Ni yo mpamvu   nka AERG n’abanyeshuri muri rusange duhashya ingengabitekerezo ya Jenoside, ku mbuga nkoranyambaga,  ntabwo umunsi ushobora kwira tutagezeho, ari kuri twitter, facebook  n’izindi, ibyo bandika turabinyomoza, tugira na za group za whatsApp”

Akomeza avuga ko nk’uko biri mu nsanganyamatsiko yo kwibuka ku ncuro ya 22, kurwanya ingengabitekerezo ya Jenoside, ngo basanze guhangana n’abayipfobya bifashishije imbuga nkoranyambaga ari uburyo bwiza

Yagize ati“Imbuga nkoranyambaga ni uburyo bwiza bwo kurwanya ingengabitekerezo ya Jenoside kuko n’abapfobya n’abahakana Jenoside usanga ari zo banyuzaho ubutumwa bubi, kuzikoresha rero bifasha kunyomoza ibyo banditse, kuko twe nk’urubyiruko rwize, tuzi gusoma ari icyongereza, igifaransa byose  turabyumva.”

Ngabitsinze Eric wari uhagarariye umuhuzabikorwa wa AERG mu Rwanda, ubwo muri IPRC East hibukwaga abari abanyeshuri ndetse n’abakozi bahakoraga n’abahigaga bazize Jenoside yakorewe Abatutsi mu 1994, na we yagarutse ku gushishikariza urubyiruko gushyira imbaraga mu gukoresha imbuga nkoranyambaga bahangana n’abashaka gupfobya Jenoside yakorewe Abatutsi.

Agira ati “Biradusaba ibikorwa bitoya n’ubundi twirirwa dukora, ni ugukoresha imbuga nkoranyambaga zacu, aho kugira ngo twirirwe kuri WhatsApp tuganira ibidafite agaciro, ahubwo ku munsi wakoresha urukuta rwawe rwa Twitter, ugashyiraho ijambo rimwe gusa rica intege umuntu uhakana Jenoside ndetse n’ibikorwa u Rwanda rumeze kwigezaho.”

Uru rubyiruko rwiga muri IPRC East rushishiskariza n’urundi rubyiruko hirya no hino rufite amahirwe yo gukoresha imbuga nkoranyambaga guhaguruka rukarwanya abapfobya Jenoside bifashishije imbuga nkoranyambaga.

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Barasabwa gufatira ingero nziza ku bakozi bazize Jenoside

Posted on 27 June 2016 by peter

Ubuyobozi bw’Akarere ka Ruhango burasaba abantu gufatira ingero nziza z’ibikorwa by’abakozi bishwe bazize Jenoside, kandi bakabifataho ingero nziza.

Hibutswe abari abakozi b'amakomine agize akarere ka Ruhango

Hibutswe abari abakozi b’amakomine agize akarere ka Ruhango

Ibi ni ibyagarutsweho n’umuyobozi w’Akarere ka Ruhango Mbabazi Francois Xavier, mu mpera z’icyumweru dushoje mu muhango wo kwifatanya n’abarokotse jenoside mu kwibuka abahoze ari abakozi b’amakomine yabyaye Akarere ka Ruhango, bishwe muri Jenoside.

Uyu muyobozi akaba yakomeje asaba abakozi guhora bazirikana ibyiza byarangaga abakozi bishwe muri Jenoside kandi bakabafataho ingero nziza.

Yagize ati “Dukwiye kuzirikana ubwitange bwabarangaga mu kazi, tukazirikana ubwuzu bagaragazaga mu kazi, tukazirikna umurava bakoranaga, umurimo unoze wabarangaga, urukundo n’ubusabane mu bo bakoranaga ndetse no hanze y’akazi, ibyo byose tukabifataho ingero nziza”.

Mu butumwa kandi uyu muyobozi yatanze, agaya cyane umutima w’ubunyamaswa waranze abateguye n’abashyize mu bikorwa Jenoside,  ashima ingabo zari iza RPF zabashije guhagarika Jenoside no guha Igihugu umurongo mwiza, ubu kikaba kigana aheza.

Yakomeje ashima Leta yashyizeho gahunda yo kwibuka muri rusange Abatutsi bazize Jenoside, anashima ko hagiyeho uburyo bwo kwibuka mu buryo bwihariye, ari nabwo butuma uyu munsi abakozi babasha kwibuka bagenzi babo bababanjirije mu kazi barimo ubungubu.

Umuyobozi wa Ibuka mu Karere ka Ruhango, Munyanziza Narcisse, yifurije abarokotse gukomera no kugira ubutwari,  kuko ubutwari ari bwo buzatuma bagera ku byo abishwe bifuzaga kugeraho bakabibuzwa n’ubugome ndengakamere bwatumye bagenda imburagihe.

Mu izina ry’imiryango y’abari abakozi b’amakomini bishwe muri Jenoside yakorewe Abatutsi mu 1994, Madamu Mukamasabo Esther, yashimye ko hatekerejwe gushakisha amazina y’abari abakozi b’amakomini bishwe muri Jenoside kugira ngo nabo bajye bibukwa mu buryo bwihariye, ariko asaba ko igikorwa cyo kubashakisha cyakomeza gushyirwamo imbaraga.

Yasabye kandi ko abarokotse Jenoside batishoboye bo mu miryango y’abibutswe uyu munsi n’iy’abazamenyakana nyuma bafashwa kugira ngo imibereho yabo igende irushaho kuba myiza.

Kugeza ubu hamaze kumenyekana abakozi 29 bari ab’amakomini ya Masango, Mukingi, Ntongwe na Tambwe na Kigoma.

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Kagame: Rwanda Will Never Be Branded ‘Small Failed Nation’ Again

Posted on 27 June 2016 by peter

President Paul Kagame meets Youth at Petit Stade

President Paul Kagame meets Youth at Petit Stade

Rwanda has set its bar high and will never be the same again as it was 22 years ago when the country slipped into a genocide against Tutsi that left the country entirely destroyed.

President Paul Kagame told more than 2000 youths at Petit Stade  that the world called Rwanda a ‘small failed state’ after it had been dragged into a horrific genocide, but Rwandans never failed.

“Back in 1994, Rwanda was referred to not only as failed state but small failed state. Today we refused to be small, failed state. We belong to being big and we are ready to fight for it,” Kagame said.

However, President Kagame said  his government chose not to be small in the face of the world and there was a huge price paid.

“Choosing not to be small has a price. You will have to spend sleepless nights; work hard and nobody will thank you for that,” the President told cheering youths who had gathered to meet him under the ‘Meet The President session.

The youths leaders were drawn from all 416 sectors and 30 districts across the country. They have been undergoing a two weeks civic education commonly known as ‘Itorero’.

Itorero teaches all Rwandese their culture, different values including;  national unity, social solidarity, patriotism, integrity, bravery, tolerance, the dos and don’ts of the Rwandan society, among others.

Kagame advised the youths against complacency and thinking that everything is fine because they are young. He encouraged them to invest in themselves and be confident to become real citizens that the country needs.

“You are young, so what? What will be your answer?” Kagame asked, advising the youths that to be good future citizens, “Invest in energy, passion and strength to face the challenges of your own life and that of your country. Being young is not enough; there is an investment that you must make in yourself.”

He wants youth to be committed to investing in themselves and playing their part; “Do not take being youth for granted. It is not enough. We want to see the substance not just the form. We want to see you strive to learn, to contribute, to play your part in this country because it belongs to you.  Security is when citizens trust that leaders are there to serve them with no injustice. ”

The moment you believe that you are better off being taught who you should be, you have lost your worth your dignity.

Rwanda has invested in the youths, by establishing different centres that train them on hands-on-skills. According to available data, more than 70% of Rwandans are below the age of 35.

For President Kagame, the youths should take available opportunities the country has put in place. “We choose to use our diversity not as a cause for division but as a source of strength to achieve a common vision. You will be defined by your culture, your actions and who you strive to be.”

Youth and ICT minister Jean Philbert Nsengimana told the President that the group of youths who completed civic education course is committed to the country’s values of dignity, unity, accountability and more importantly to be responsible for their country’s development.

Clarisse Uwanyirigira, who spoke on behalf of the trainees, “Throughout the two week’s course, we vowed to patriotism, sacrifice for our country and being responsible citizens that will drive our nation to another level.” 

President Paul Kagame discussing with the Youth

President Paul Kagame discussing with the Youth

Youth attentively listening to president Kagame at petit Stade

Youth attentively listening to president Kagame at petit Stade

About 2000 youth meeting president Kagame at Petit stade

About 2000 youth meeting president Kagame at Petit stade

Rwanda’s defence minister Gen. James Kabarebe shakes hands with Julienne Uwacu Minister for Sports and Culture

Rwanda’s defence minister Gen. James Kabarebe shakes hands with Julienne Uwacu Minister for Sports and Culture

Youth in a group photo with youth

Youth in a group photo with youth

 

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Participants at the commemoration of genocide against Tutsi

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Rwandans in Netherlands Commemorate Genocide Against Tutsi

Posted on 24 June 2016 by peter

Jean Pierre Karabaranga (c) Rwanda’s envoy to The Netherlands in a group photo at the 22nd commemoration of genocide against Tutsi

Jean Pierre Karabaranga (c) Rwanda’s envoy to The Netherlands in a group photo at the 22nd commemoration of genocide against Tutsi

Rwandans in cooperation with the International Institute of Social Studies in The Hague organized the 22nd commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

Organised under the theme ‘Fighting Genocide Denial”, the event was attended by more than 100 participants including; students, professors, teachers, friends of Rwanda, Rwandan nationals living in the Netherlands and many others.

Jean Pierre Karabaranga, Rwanda’s envoy to The Netherlands told participants that every year, Rwandans recognise the bravery of RPF’s men and women for stopping the genocide and liberating the country.

Over a million lives were lost during the 1994 genocide against Tutsi.

Between 1990 upto 1994, the Rwanda Patriotic Front rebels led by President Paul Kagame launched a successful military liberation struggle against the genocidal regime.

“They are our heroes and the next generation have to take example to them,” Ambassador Karabaranga said on this day of remembrance, “we thank them for their sacrifices and bravery during that horrible period..”

However, 22 years after the genocide, there are more incidences of genocide denial, revisionism and negation.

Dr. Helen Hintjens told participants that;  “Genocide denial is a crime in many parts of the world, and rightly so. Lesser forms of denial, of atrocities and suffering short of genocide, also block the path to future peace.”

Hintjens is specialist in post-genocide politics of peaceful change and refugee issues in the African Great Lakes region and Rwanda in particular.

Professor Inge Hutter, the Rector of the Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University said that in order to remember, to unite and to renew, it is in all matters crucial to make a connection to the other.

In his remarks, Guy Beaujot, a friend of Rwanda, called on every one for “Rwanda Never Again” towards “Fighting Genocide Ideology”.

“We invite students, professors, teachers, Friends of Rwanda, Rwandans and the international community to take concrete measures to fight genocide ideology and denial that has been going on for 21 years in some parts of this world.”

The event was organised in collaboration with the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of Erasmus University, Scholars, and the Embassy of the Republic of Rwanda in the Netherlands.

Organisers agreed that the commemoration will always be held every annually to remember the innocent lives lost, and show solidarity with survivors and reflect on lessons learned, for looking forward.

The world is also celebrating the 71st anniversary of the United Nations charter, in which 194 members pledged “never again” and have committed to establish conditions under which justice and respect for obligations arising from and other sources of international law can be maintained. 

Participants at the commemoration of genocide against Tutsi

Participants at the commemoration of genocide against Tutsi

SOURCE : KT-PRESS

 

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Bamwe mu bacuruzi bakorera mu Karere ka Huye bitabiriye igikorwa cyo kwibuka bagenzi babo bishwe muri Jenoside

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Huye: Jenoside ngo yatumye umujyi udatera imbere

Posted on 24 June 2016 by peter

Abikorera bo mu karere ka Huye bavuga ko jenoside yahitanye benshi mu bahacururizaga ,ikaba ariyo mpamvu yo kudatera imbere kwawo.

Bamwe mu bacuruzi bakorera mu Karere ka Huye bitabiriye igikorwa cyo kwibuka bagenzi babo bishwe muri Jenoside

Bamwe mu bacuruzi bakorera mu Karere ka Huye bitabiriye igikorwa cyo kwibuka bagenzi babo bishwe muri Jenoside

Ubwo hibukwaga abacuruzi ndetse n’abandi bikoreraga mu cyahoze ari Butare, bazize Jenoside yakorewe Abatutsi mu 1994, kuri uyu wa 23 Kamena 2016, abacuruzi bavuze ko uyu mujyi wari wiganjemo abacuruzi benshi kandi bari bafite ishyaka ryo gukora bakawuteza imbere.

Umuyobozi w’urugaga rw’abikorera mu Karere ka Huye Byemayire Lambert avuga ko politiki mbi yaranze igihugu yahezaga ababarirwaga mu batutsi mu mashuri, bityo abenshi bakigira mu bucuruzi.

Ibi ngo byanatumye mu gihe cya Jenoside yakorewe Abatutsi hicwamo abacuruzi benshi, bashoboraga kuzazamura umujyi wa Huye bakoreragamo, ndetse binatuma ubucuruzi busa n’ubupfuye muri uyu mujyi ari nayo mpamvu abenshi mu babonye igishoro gihagije bawimukamo.

Ati”Ubucuruzi muri uyu mujyi wacu busa n’ubwapfuye,kandi impamvu nyamukuru ni icyuho cy’aba bacuruzi twabuze”.

Uyu munsi ubonye igishoro gihagije yigira i Kigali, tukabona uyu mujyi ugenda usubira inyuma kubera ingaruka za Jenoside yadutwaye abacuruzi benshi”.

Ragera Emmanuel wari umucuruzi mu nkengero z’umujyi wa Butare mbere ndetse no mu gihe cya Jenoside ndetse akaza no kuyirokoka n’ubu akaba agicuruza, avuga ko n’ubwo mu bucuruzi batotezwaga ngo babyihanganiraga bakagerageza gushaka imibereho kandi ikaboneka.

Ati”Akenshi ibiraka cyangwa amasoko meza ntibayaduhaga, twariryaga tukimara ndetse akenshi ugasanga ba Rujigo (abasoreshaga)ugasanga baratugendaho,tugaceceka ngo turebe ko bwacya kabiri,ariko kandi imibereho ikaboneka”.

Umunyamabanga Nshingwabikorwa w’Intara y’Amajyepfo Izabiriza Jeanne yasabye abacuruzi bacururiza mu mujyi wa Huye guharanira ko ibyabaye bitangongera, bagashyira hamwe bagaharanira guteza imbere umujyi bakoreramo.

Ati”Nimushyire hamwe mube abahanga b’icyiza,mube abaswa b’ikibi. Kandi n’abagiye ntibazimye bafite abana n’abandi babakomokaho,mureke tube abagabo bo guharanira kwiteza imbere”.

Umubare nyakuri w’abari abacuruzi mu mujyi w’icyahoze ari Butare ndetse n’udusantere two mu nkengero zawo bazize Jenoside nturamenyekana, gusa urugaga rw’abikorera mu Karere ka Huye ruvuga ko ruzakomeza gushakisha amakuru kugirango bamenyekane bose bajye bibukwa.

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President Kagame meets with Moroccan business leaders in Casablanca June 21, 2016 – on last day of two day trip

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After Saham Group, Rwanda courts more Moroccan investors

Posted on 22 June 2016 by peter

President Kagame meets with Moroccan business leaders in Casablanca June 21, 2016 – on last day of two day trip

President Kagame meets with Moroccan business leaders in Casablanca June 21, 2016 – on last day of two day trip

In June 2014, Moroccan conglomerate, the Saham Group – with interests in insurance, offshoring, health services and real estate – took majority control of one of Rwanda’s largest insurance firms. This week President Kagame led a Rwandan delegation pushing for more of similar investments.

Saham Finances, a subsidiary of Saham Group acquired a 66% stake in Corar-AG, the third largest insurance provider. No details were provided at the time on the cost of the transaction.

On the last day of his two-day visit, President Kagame yesterday met with members of the Private sector community in Casablanca to discuss the multiple business opportunities Rwanda has to offer, said a statement from the Presidence. Moroccan investors from a variety of fields including banking, infrastructure, tourism and the pharmaceutical sector were keen to learn more about Rwanda’s business environment.

Serge Kamuhinda, Chief Operations Officer at Rwanda Development Board explained that those present expressed their eagerness to use Rwanda as a hub to enter the East African region.

President Kagame ended his two day trip to Morocco and was seen off by the Prime Minister, Mr. Abdel-Ilah Benkiran, the Wali of the Casablanca-Settat Region, the Governor of the Nouaceur Province, elected officials and civilian and military representatives of the Nouaceur Prefecture.

During the first day of his visit, President Kagame was decorated by His Majesty King Mohammed VI with the Grand Collar of Wissam Al-Mohammadi, Morocco’s highest national award of honour. In observance of the holy month of Ramadan, His Majesty King Mohammed VI also hosted the official “Iftar” in honour of President Paul Kagame.

The Saham Group was founded by Moroccan business tycoon Moulay Hafid Elalamy 20years ago after serving as the CEO of the African Insurance Company of Morocco.

The company now has operations in 19 African countries, according to Forbes. Early last year, the company acquired a controlling stake in Mercantile Insurance, a Kenyan insurance firm. In November, it acquired the second largest insurer in Angola, AG Angola Seguros.

SOURCE: KT-PRESS

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MasterCard Commits $85 million to Projects in Rwanda

Posted on 20 June 2016 by peter

President Paul Kagame interacts with Master Card delegation

President Paul Kagame interacts with Master Card delegation

The MasterCard foundation has committed more than $85 million to various projects in Rwanda set to benefit projects in the fields of financial inclusion, education and economic opportunities for the youth.

The announcement came after a delegation of the board members of the organization met President Paul Kagame at village Urugwiro in Kigali today.

The chairman of the foundation Jim Leech noted that the organization is committed to working with accountable countries like Rwanda so as to ensure sustained impact on the population.

“Rwanda continues to show great developmental strides and great leadership, it’s this reason we are committing ourselves to help it achieve its long term vision and goals,” Leech said.

Dr. Papias Musafiri, Rwanda’s minister of education said  the partnership with MasterCard foundation will help empower the girl child  and create more opportunities for Rwandan youths ensuring access to better education systems.

MasterCard foundation has committed itself to help give a chance to talented young Rwandans through provision of various scholarships and investment in the education system. This is in line with the government’s target for vision 2020,” said the minister.

The MasterCard foundation delegation was led by Reeta Roy the President and chief executive officer of the  nonprofit organization.

Based in Toronto, Canada, the MasterCard Foundation works with different organisations to provide greater access to education, skills training, and financial services for people living in poverty, primarily in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The board of the group has recently held its high level board meeting in Kigali, making Rwanda the first place for such a meeting outside its North American base.

The Foundation has committed $50 million (about Rwf37 billion) to projects in Rwanda in the areas of education, ICT, agriculture and microfinance.

Its partners in the country are mostly non-governmental organisations (NGOs), including FAWE Girls School, where 1,200 girl students will be funded to complete their education at both secondary and university levels in Rwanda.

MasterCard delegation holding discussions with president Paul Kagame

MasterCard delegation holding discussions with president Paul Kagame

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