WFP-backed challenge boosts food system in Rwanda and beyond

The IGNITE Food Systems Challenge comes amid worsening food insecurity in East Africa due to rising conflict, climate change, natural disasters, and the COVID-19 pandemic. Both technical support and a total of $300,000 in financing will be made available to help start-ups, cooperatives, and small and medium enterprises, to scale-up locally-driven solutions that contribute to the economy and address different gaps in supplying nutritious food. Reaching talented entrepreneursThe programme is an initiative by the UN World Food Programme (WFP)…

Read More

Rwanda installs hand-washing facilities at bus station

Rwanda authorities have installed hand-washing facilities at a bus station in the capital, Kigali, as a preventive measure against the deadly coronavirus. A pro-government newspaper said on Tuesday that the country had stepped up vigilance as the virus sweeps across the continent. “To prevent the risk of Coronavirus outbreak, passengers at the Kigali Bus Park have to wash their hands before getting onto buses,” The New Times (Rwanda) reported. Rwanda is among African countries that have not recorded a…

Read More