Why investors will have to wait a bit longer for municipal bonds


The local bourse has over the past year attracted a lot of interest, especially following the issuance of the different government and corporate bonds that have all been oversubscribed. This development underlines the huge potential of the stock market as a source of development finance for government and the private...

Entrepreneurship: Sisters rule Kigali events management industry


While growing up, Faridah Kamaliza, Habba Batamuliza and Mariam Kayitesi, always did things together. The three sisters used the same approach when they decided to start an events management business. They have defied the odds and old stereotypes, taking the events management sector by storm. They told Business Times Pontian...


Rayon coach Losciuto quits after two months


Rayon Sports head coach Jean François Losciuto has joined Burkina Faso side l’ASFA-Yennenga on a four year-deal, according to News Agency of Burkina Faso website, http://www.aib.bf.

We can’t afford to lose again – Mutokambali

RWANDA basketball team coach Moise Mutokambali has affirmed his team’s determination to win their remaining matches in bid to qualify to the final of the 2014 Fiba/Zone V Championship which is underway in Kampala, Uganda.


Cultural Fashion Week kicks off in Kigali


THE second edition of the annual Rwanda Cultural Fashion Week started yesterday with 10 design houses expected to share their collections through the runaway show. The venue for the show is City Art in Kimihurura and guests will be treated to informal modeling and demonstrations from new and top fashion...

Artistes spice up Rwanda Day


It was a day of celebration and happiness but it would not be complete without music and dancing. As Rwandans and friends of Rwanda convened in Atlanta, USA, for the annual Rwanda Day graced by President Paul Kagame, several artistes had the opportunity to entertain the crowd.

Ingabire extends a hand of hope to Nyakinama’s vulnerable women


Harriet Ingabire grew up with a fair idea what she wanted to do when she grew up: to help the disadvantaged, and to do something “challenging”. “When I was a child I always wanted to help, but I didn’t know how to do it,” she starts. “All I knew is...

Widow with passion for education of slum kids


The children she teaches call her teacher while the community where she stays knows her as Mama Kelly. However, her real name is Epaphrodite Uwingabiye. For her, the year 2010 remains the darkest period in her life. This is the year the cruel hand of death robbed her of her...

Women entrepreneurs seal deals worth Rwf3.7bn


Women vendors signed business deals worth $5.5 million (about Rwf3.7 billion) during the just concluded World Export Development Forum (WEDF) in Kigali.

Is the sports revolution eating its female children?


WHEN the women’s national basketball team received an invitation to participate in the annual FIBA Zone Five Championships in Uganda, the female youngsters got to work but their efforts and hopes of clinching the title were thwarted when they received news that they won’t be able to participate in the...

Of Agaciro, accountability and nation-building


One ordinary word has come to define everything Rwandan – from such philosophical concepts as being to the more practical concerns like having a roof over one’s head or food on the table. It embodies their spirit, aspirations, goals and enterprise, their place in the world and even the mundane...

Girls, let us seize the opportunities we have been given


Over the past few weeks, news outlets have been awash with stories about the growing concerns brought about by the increase in cases of human trafficking in our country and the need for Rwandan authorities and civilians to become more vigilant about this horrible crime.


Editorial Cartoon


Police in Kigali over the weekend raided four churches, confiscated their sound equipment and arrested the church heads for violating laws against noise pollution.


Never Again Rwanda marks International Day of Peace

Never Again Rwanda was started in 2002 by a group of university students. During that time the country was dealing with repatriation of refugees that had fled the country...

Addressing social development challenges using ICTs

The Social Good Summit 2014 that was held between 21st and 22nd in Rwanda came to an end yesterday with a call on key stakeholders in ICTs, other technologies...

“Science, technology and innovation, and the potential of culture, for promoting sustainable development and achieving the MDGs” - Social Good Summit Event in Rwanda

The Social Good Summit, a unique two-day conference held annually during the United Nations General Assembly Week to open the dialogues taking place around the UN General Assembly to citizens worldwide, will once again take place on 21-22 September 2014

The International Day of Peace: “Right of Peoples to Peace”

Rwanda joined the world in celebrating the International Peace Day on 21st September. Each year, on this day, the United Nations calls for a global ceasefire. Armed conflict causes untold grief to families, communities and entire countries.

More university students to gain from revised loan scheme


Although resolute efforts by the government mainly aim at skills development and education for all, needy students seeking for sponsorship through bursaries and loans will have to apply through a timely competitive selection process following new guidelines from the Ministry of Education.

Expert Voice: Helping your child to become confident

Confidence is a strong feeling which, if one possesses, can be able to execute a given task successfully. It’s an incredibly inspiring source of knowledge, strength and achievement.

When you need to balance salt intake to save your heart


A recent publication in the Sunday Times revealed how lifestyle diseases are pushing Rwandans into exercise. Coupled with statistics from 2008, lifestyle diseases mainly non-communicable diseases are blamed for 29 per cent of all deaths in the country.

Risk of diabetes type 2 higher when your lifestyle is wanting

Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose levels are persistently above normal. People with diabetes usually have problems to convert food nutrients into energy for whole body use.