News & Analysis: Rwanda

Inmates grateful as COVID-19 vaccination exercise is taken to prisons

“The exercise started at the Nyarugenge Prison in Kigali, but it is expected to continue to other prisons as vaccines become more available in the country.”

via The New Times

10 things to know about Rwanda’s Covid-19 vaccine distribution plan

“Rwanda received its first batch of Covid-19 vaccines under the Covax facility on Wednesday, March 3, a big boost to the country’s battle against coronavirus.”

via The New Times

Rwanda crosses one million tests

“A total of 4,163 COVID-19 sample tests collected in the last 24 hours increased the country’s total number of tests to 1,000,505.”

via The New Times

Frank Aswani: Strengthening Africa’s Social Investment Ecosystem to Help Tackle COVID-19

COVID-19 Africa Watch talks to Dr. Frank Aswani about ways to bolster Africa’s social investment ecosystem to help the continent’s economic recovery from the pandemic.

via COVID-19 Africa Watch

Rwanda: New daily COVID-19 cases fall by half

“January 2021 was one of the most trying months in the effort to combat COVID-19 in Rwanda, with 6,921 new infections and 104 fatalities confirmed in just 31 days.”

via The New Times

Rwanda to get 2.6 million COVID-19 vaccine doses through AU framework

“The African Export-Import Bank will facilitate payments by providing advance procurement commitment guarantees of up to US$2 billion to the manufacturers on behalf of the Member States.”

via The New Times

Rwanda eases COVID-19 lockdown in capital

“Rwanda on Monday allowed resumption of businesses in the capital Kigali with essential staff, not more than 30%, as the country began easing its second coronavirus lockdown in the capital.”

via Anadolu Agency

How new COVID-19 measures on air travel are hitting African airlines

“While borders are closing again, airlines, which saw their air traffic fall by 69.8% during 2020 for the African continent alone must adapt to the different policies adopted by each country: checking tests- PCR or antigenic depending on the country, of passengers and/or their staff, and changing health protocols.”

via The Africa Report

RwandAir suspends flights three countries over COVID-19 variant

“In the view of the global concerns on COVID-19 variants throughout southern Africa, RwandAir announces the suspension of flights.”

via The Standard

Paul Kagame: “Until Africans get the COVID-19 vaccinations they need, the whole world will suffer”

“Africa is not sitting back and waiting for charity. We have learned our lessons from the past. All we ask for is transparency and fairness in vaccine access, not the protectionism currently in play.”

via The Guardian (UK)