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FDA intensifies surveillance to stop sale of Listeriosis meat products

The Food and Drugs Authority has announced that it has intensified post-market surveillance to make sure that meat products that have been affected by the listeria bacteria are recalled. “We have a full alert at the port of entry to make sure that those products will not come in. We’ve intensified post-market surveillance throughout the Easter period, we will be ...

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Rwanda bans Kigali mosques from using loudspeakers

Rwanda has banned mosques in the capital, Kigali, from using loudspeakers during the call to prayer. They say the calls, made five times a day, have been disturbing residents of the Nyarugenge district, home to the capital’s biggest mosques. But an official from a Muslim association criticised it, saying they could instead keep the volume down. Some 1,500 churches have ...

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Lightning kills many at Rwandan church

A lightning strike killed at least 16 people and injured dozens more at a Seventh-Day Adventist church in Rwanda on Saturday, an official said. Most of the victims died instantly when lightning hit the church in the southern district of Nyaruguru, local mayor Habitegeko Francois told AFP. Two people died from their injuries, and 140 people were rushed to hospital ...

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Rwanda closes ‘700 unsafe, noisy churches’

About 700 churches have been closed down in Rwanda for failing to comply with building regulations and for noise pollution. Most of them are small Pentecostal churches. One mosque was also closed. A government official told the BBC that some of the more than 700 buildings shut down have already reopened after they were approved by inspectors. According to new ...

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Volkswagen to start car assembling in Rwanda in May

Germany’s Volkswagen AG said on Thursday it would start assembling three vehicle models at a new plant in Rwanda in May for local sale and use in its own new ride-sharing service. The company said it planned to spend $20 million to start developing the assembly plant and ride-hailing service – part of a push into sub-Saharan Africa. Thomas Schaefer, ...

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Health Alert: Rwanda urges Ghana to ban food import from South Africa

The Republic of Rwanda is warning Ghana to ban the importation of some food products from South Africa to avert an outbreak of the Listeriosis disease. Rwanda has already placed a ban on the said food products from South Africa to avoid a spread of the disease. The Listeriosis disease, according to a document sighted by Citi Business News, can be ...

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Rwanda gov’t bans shisha smoking

Rwanda has banned smoking of water-pipe tobacco, popularly known as shisha, starting Friday. Rwanda becomes the second country in Africa to ban shisha smoking after Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli imposed the ban in July last year. CANCER Other countries with similar bans are Pakistan, Jordan, Singapore and Saudi Arabia. The Rwanda Health ministry has also outlawed the importation, advertising ...

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Rwanda offers refuge to enslaved Libya migrants

Rwanda has offered to give refuge to around 30,000 African migrants stuck in Libya often in enslaved conditions. It comes in the wake of a video, released by CNN last week, showing men being auctioned off as farm workers. “Given our own history… we cannot remain silent when human beings are being mistreated and auctioned off like cattle,” the foreign ministry ...

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Rwanda offers refuge to enslaved Libya migrants

Rwanda has offered to give refuge to around 30,000 African migrants stuck in Libya often in enslaved conditions. It comes in the wake of a video, released by CNN last week, showing men being auctioned off as farm workers. “Given our own history… we cannot remain silent when human beings are being mistreated and auctioned off like cattle,” the foreign ministry ...

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Rwanda to help Ghana undertake reforms in ICT

The Rwandan government has offered to help the Akufo-Addo administration undertake reforms in the country’s information Communication Technology (ICT) space. President Paul Kagame made the offer when he met with Vice President, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, on the sidelines of the ongoing Global Business Forum on Africa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The structural economic reforms being undertaken by the ...

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