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ON THE SPOT
Which African countries were most innovative in 2022?

Which African countries were most innovative in 2022?

Mauritius, South Africa and Morocco were the most innovative economies in Africa this year.

AFRICA
Emission concerns as used car exports to Africa keep on the rise

Emission concerns as used car exports to Africa keep on the rise

There are also concerns that heavy dependence on imported used vehicles by many Africa countries continues to foment both health and road safety problems.

CURRENT AFFAIRS
Germany commits $39.3m to Rwanda climate action, pledges support at COP

Germany commits $39.3m to Rwanda climate action, pledges support at COP

Rwanda is in the group of climate vulnerable countries (V20 Group) that joined the so called Global Shield Against Climate Risks, a financial cooperation initiative supported by G7 countries including Germany to rally support to respond to climate-related damages.

ECONOMY
Rwanda’s economic recovery prospects facing new headwinds - Report

Rwanda’s economic recovery prospects facing new headwinds - Report

Official data indicate that Rwandan firms and entrepreneurs generally struggle to secure certification for an international standard, popularly known as ISO certification, which is deemed crucial when it comes to tapping into the export market, and especially the adoption of e-commerce platforms and...

CURRENT AFFAIRS
Inflation shoots to 20.4pc in August as food prices keep rising

Inflation shoots to 20.4pc in August as food prices keep rising

The latest Consumer Price Index (CPI), the gauge of changes in the cost of living, released on September 10 by the National Institute of Statistics (NISR) indicates that there has been a general rise in food inflation by 29.2 per cent on annual basis in August.

AFRICA
Eyes on Govts in Africa to enact laws to tackle digital violence

Eyes on Govts in Africa to enact laws to tackle digital violence

It has emerged that lack of legal frameworks in many countries continue to expose women who access the internet to different forms of violence online -- from cyberstalking, unsolicited sexually explicit content, doxing, cyber-bullying, and the non-consensual sharing of intimate images, among others.

ON MEDIA
Rwanda undertakes new population census after 10 years

Rwanda undertakes new population census after 10 years

Economists say the new census will provide fresh data which will enable government planners make necessary adjustments in design of programmes and projects aimed at tackling key human security issues like poverty and malnutrition as well as revise targets across key sectors.

BEYOND BORDERS
Households squeezed as food prices jump to new high in Rwanda

Households squeezed as food prices jump to new high in Rwanda

Food items and other essentials are more expensive in rural areas as rural CPI increased the most by 22.5 per cent on annual basis compared to 15.6 per cent in urban areas.

CURRENT AFFAIRS
GRASP fellowship opens to female policy makers in Rwanda, more countries

GRASP fellowship opens to female policy makers in Rwanda, more countries

Funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the programme targets mid-career African women in the policy field to catalyze the design and implementation of gender-responsive agricultural policies across the African continent.

LATEST
Nyiragongo: Citizen science could help better predict deadly eruptions

Nyiragongo: Citizen science could help better predict deadly eruptions

The eruption on May 22, 2021 caught the local and international scientific community by surprise as the only relevant activity known to staff at the Eastern Congo volcano observatory (OVG) in the months preceding the eruption was unusual occurrence of hybrid seismic events around Nyamulagira and Nyiragongo...

BEYOND BORDERS
Rwanda inflation hits 16.1pc as food costs keep rising

Rwanda inflation hits 16.1pc as food costs keep rising

A section of consumers whose wages barely changed to reflect  the rising cost of living are grappling with some of the highest costs for essentials, and this is hurting low income earners and the vulnerable families the most.

EAST AFRICA
CHOGM road closures map: What you need to know

CHOGM road closures map: What you need to know

With road closures being enforced to ease movement in and around locations that will host delegates and events of the summit, Rwanda National Police (RNP) announced its traffic department will be issuing daily traffic advisories to the public with details of affected roads, and alternative routes for...

ON THE SPOT
Claims of Rwanda army attacks on DR Congo debunked

Claims of Rwanda army attacks on DR Congo debunked

The wave of disinformation comes amid frosty relations between the two countries over the past weeks following attacks by rebel movement M23 in eastern parts of DRC

LIFE & STYLE
Diamond now eyes Private Jet

Diamond now eyes Private Jet

The 32-year old added a Rolls-Royce to a fleet of luxurious car brands he already owns, including V8, BMW X6, Cadillac Escalade and Prado, among others.

AFRICA
Muhanga-Mukamira road closed after landslide, traffic diverted

Muhanga-Mukamira road closed after landslide, traffic diverted

This is yet another rain-induced closure in two weeks of the upcountry road linking Western Districts of Ngororero, Nyabihu and Rubavu via Muhanga District.