Rwanda to host first E. Africa capital markets conference


Rwanda will this month host the first international conference on capital markets in East Africa, a statement from the organisers indicates.

Rwf1b up for grabs in AECF agribusiness competition

Local agribusiness ventures with innovative ideas stand a chance to win funding of up to Rwf1 billion to expand their enterprises in the ongoing second round of Agribusiness Africa Window (AAW)competition.


Bony-inspired Ivorians thump Algeria


Ivory Coast defeated Algeria 3-1 with two goals by Wilfried Bony to send the Elephants into the Africa Nations Cup semifinal against DR Congo.

Mfutila wants Amavubi job


Rayon Sports head coach Andy Magloire Mfutila has expressed interest in the vacant Amavubi Stars head coach job, Times Sport understands.

TPF skills are inapt in reality - Nina Muhoza


Fatuma Nina Muhoza was in Tusker Project Fame (TPF) 4. The upcoming singer, who was uncomfortable to say her age during the interview, is a member of the new girl group Charly& Nina which is currently taking airwaves by the storm. She says she is single and finally searching. Below...

Danny Nanone releases new single


Danny Ntakirutimana, better known as Danny Nanone, has released a new hip hop single, "Jye ndarapa".

Streaming Rwandan music to global markets


Over the past six to eight years or so, the Rwandan music industry has made remarkable strides. Undeniably, the quality of production--both audio and video has improved tremendously, thus helping musicians attain a larger audience than before.

DJ Rovers still hopes to become an electrical engineer

Rovers Ganyata a.k.a DJ Rovers is the resident disc spinner at The Manor Hotel in Nyarutarama. The 28-year-old grew up in Kampala, Uganda, where he also honed his skills on the decks. Rovers is a product of Rwandan and Ugandan parents and feels at home in Rwanda and Uganda. Moses...

In the footsteps of Ndabaga, the legendary trailblazer


On Sunday, February 1, Rwandans will mark the Heroes Day. There are known national heroes who are celebrated for various outstanding accomplishments.

My skin itches, do I have cancer?

Dear Doctor, Last month I was plagued by chronic itching all over my upper body. It hurts a lot and I end up getting sores all over my body. I consulted with my doctor but he seems not to know what causes the itching.

How Rwandan freighters have benefited from EAC integration


The cost of international road freight services and Rwandas own industry, in particular, has for some years been on the agenda of the Government of Rwanda at all levels of national policy formulation and implementation.

EDITORIAL: Seeking excellence will help us stay the course

Rwandans across the country yesterday met in their respective villages to celebrate national heroes and heroines and recognise their unselfish service to the country.


Editorial Cartoon


The First Lady, Mrs Jeannette Kagame, has called for intensified efforts in the fight against HIV/AIDS in order to eliminate new infections.

HEROES DAY Supplement

Heroism is about patriotism, national identity - Nkusi

Empowering women for sustainable development

Towards the realization of MDGs in Rwanda By Grace Mugoya In 2000, during the United Nations Summit, World Leaders articulated eight critical goals and time-bound targets for governments to work to achieve by 2015 to reduce and tackle extreme poverty.

Will energy access be the next challenge for Rwanda in the post-15 development agenda?

With the UN Millennium Development Goals deadline approaching, Rwanda can be proud of its achievements in meeting the targets in al-most all areas. Rwandas success has been driven by the countrys determination to use the Goals to develop ambitious but concrete strategies, prioritizing growth acceleration and poverty reduction through economic transformation, rural development, productivity and youth employment, as well as accountable governance.

Nots impacts families; Invests in renewable energy

By Michel Nkurunziza The government of Rwanda is working to increase energy capacity through different projects. Rwandas current installed capacity is 119MW and government tar-gets 563MW by 2017 mainly from hydro, peat, methane, geothermal and solar.

Transport improves as new term opens


The beginning of Third Term last year was a nightmare for many students. As reported in our August 13, 2014 edition, students complained about the difficulties they experienced in search for vehicles to school.

Empowering women: The Akilah model


It is amazing to see the great strides that this country has made in advancing womens rights especially through education for girls and women. Historically, women were marginalized and their roles in society limited to crop cultivation, childbearing and looking after their husbands.

HIV strain reinfection, a scary burden


Josee Nyiraneza was in her prime, twenty years ago, when she was diagnosed with HIV. Now 42, the then young Nyiranzeza had resigned herself to a life of loneliness. Twenty years ago, stigma was itself a harrowing ordeal, so she had found herself rejected from every side of the society.

Dealing with the distress called cough


Cough is one of the most common distressing problems world over. The affected person feels sick and uncomfortable; cannot talk or sleep properly because of the persistent cough. It is one of the most common problems for which people seek medical aid.