CID officers complete five-day investigations training

Police officers attached to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), on Friday, completed a five-day training designed to promote their investigation capabilities in line with strengthening the justice system in the country.

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.


DR Congo come from behind to win classic tie

DR Congo ended the fairytale run of neighbours Congo when they came from behind to win 4-2 and qualify for the semi-finals of the 2015 CAF Africa Cup of Nations.

APR, Police faceoff in anti-HIV tourney final

APR yesterday defeated AS Kigali 2-0 to set up an epic final against Police in a two-day anti-HIV football tournament sponsored by Society for Family Health Rwanda.

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.

Does East Africa need affirmative action to feature at Afcon?


The other day Kenya hit the global news mark when policemen lobbed tear gas at children who were protesting the grabbing of their school playground. I call it the global news mark because many a time only something tragic can earn you a slot on the BBC or CNN news...

Tribute to Rwanda's gendernomics


It's funny how simple questions can turn-out to be complicated even to exceptionally witty minds; here's an example, three birds were patched on a twig when two of them decided to fly away, how many birds remained behind?


Editorial cartoon of the day


Online shoppers have been cheated before but now criminals have turned to SIM card technology to evade being tracked down by authorities. In 2012, a new law was adopted requiring that every SIM card be registered in order to minimise crimes/fraud using mobile phones. However, it has come to light that some agents register SIM cards without going through proper channels.

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. Rwanda’s success has been driven by the country’s 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. Rwanda’s 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 women’s 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.