Rwanda: We have stepped up COVID-19 vigilance in Karongi, says governor

“The Governor of Western Province has said that authorities have rolled out measures to curb COVID-19 violations in Karongi District, which was earlier this week placed under tough restrictions.”

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Kagame rallies African leaders on vaccine manufacturing

“Kagame who was speaking at the 2-day continental vaccine manufacturing conference disclosed that he had initiated contacts with some vaccine manufacturers specifically focusing on the messenger RNA (mRNA) used by Moderna and Pfizer.”

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Economic recovery plans should address gender-based financial exclusion

“The government has initiated various programmes that have helped bridge the gender gap, including propelling women to senior leadership position and increased the enrolment of girls in schools among others. However, some challenges have persisted.”

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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.”

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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.”

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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.”

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Why Africa’s equity market declined to a decade low

“African Equity Capital Market activity in 2020 was the lowest it has been in the last decade, recording a significant decline in both volume and value, according to PWC’s latest report.”

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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.”

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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.”

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Kigali City lockdown extended until Feb 7

“While the capital continues as a leading hotspot Covid-19 new infections, numbers from the rest of the country have reportedly slowed down.”

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