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Naeb moves to fix skills gap among baristas, coffee roasters

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The number of coffeehouses and coffee roasters has been growing over the past few years. Coffee industry observers say the development calls for skills enhancement to ensure Rwanda’s coffee lovers get the best coffees.

Private sector urged to invest in cross-border markets

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The private sector has been urged to invest in cross-border market infrastructure to facilitate regional trade. Francois Kanimba, the Minister for Trade and Industry, said the approach could also help foster and strengthen formal trade in border areas.

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RDF Command and Staff College students head to Israel, Vietnam

Senior officers attending the Senior Command and Staff Course at the Rwanda Defence Forces Command and Staff College in Nyakinama, Musanze District, are scheduled to leave the country today on an International Study Tour in Israel and Vietnam.

New look Amavubi impress Niyonzima

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Amavubi captain Haruna Niyonzima is impressed with the ‘new look’ national side that will face Zambia in an international friendly tomorrow at the National Heroes stadium in Lusaka.

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Rwanda's film industry coming of age

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Over the past two decades, Rwanda has emerged as one of Africa’s success stories and a model for reconstruction politically, economically and socially, thanks to the many reforms that have seen it emerge from the devastation caused by the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

'Africa Lets Worship' concert returns to Kigali

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Gospel music fans have something to look forward to as the much awaited praise and worship gathering dubbed, Africa Lets Worship, (AFLEWO), returns to Kigali.

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Street kids: Are we losing the battle to save them?

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Wanfunguriye. Literally translated as give me something to eat in street children’s jargon was the first word he murmured in a low voice.

DEBATE: Foster homes Vs Orphanages: What is the better option?

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Orphanages are resourceful to any society I strongly believe that orphanages are resourceful to any society because they can even be transitional centres for foster homes.

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Dating: When old women fall in love with boys

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Stories have been told of men who marry women 40 or even 50 years younger than them. But society doesn’t bat an eyelid because that is perceived as ‘normal’.

Mukamunana: The pillar of disabled children

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Last week four Rwandan women received the Women of Courage Award from Erica J Barks-Ruggles, the US Ambassador to Rwanda. This was the first time the award was coming to Rwanda.

The truth about medical consent

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LONDON – Is it acceptable for doctors to withhold information from their patients? Some claim that it is not only acceptable; it is desirable. Hope, they argue, is critical to aid recovery, and a bleak diagnosis should not be allowed to kill it.

Only ourselves stand between our dreams and achieving them

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Born to be great but couldn't tell how or at least when! Many if not everyone has a dream; realisation of any dream has a time range and the size of a dream depends on the bearer. We are always told to dream big but we are never told how...

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Editorial Cartoon

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The head of biomedical services at Rwanda Biomedical Centre has called upon residents of Nyabihu to stop linking tuberculosis to witchcraft, and instead go to medical facilities, saying that all of them had capacity to treat the disease.

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Bralirwa's comprehensive CSR approach

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) comprises of activities that companies do in support of community development. For Brasserie et Limonaderie du Rwanda (Bralirwa), CSR as represented in the company’s value of respect for people and communities in which they operate is central in all operations.

Access Bank Rwanda empowering women through W-initiative

Jim Yong Kim, the World Bank Group President was once quoted saying; “At a time when the world is looking for additional sources of growth, there’s an untapped market out there that everyone should invest in more, this market is women.”

Kigali Institute of Management (KIM): Providing quality education, rewarding excellence

The Kigali Institute of Management (KIM) on March 13 graduated 178 students (124 female) in the options of accounting,banking, and finance. Graduates were called upon to embrace hard work and make use of the acquired knowledge and skills to develop themselves and transform the communities they live in.

Africa Digital Media Academy: New initiative to boost TVET

Motion Capture is the latest technology to be rolled out by the Africa Digital Media Academy (ADMA) to empower trainees with employable skills in the media production industry, according to Christopher Marler, the Director of the ADMA.

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Day or boarding school: What you should consider

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Most parents agree that their children deserve the best education. That is why the enrolment levels keep shooting through the roof every year.

Riviera students visit The New Times, share writing tips

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Last week, students of Riviera High School visited The New Times with the intention of understanding how a media house operates, and how one can develop good writing skills. The session, that lasted over three hours, was facilitated by a number of editors and reporters.

Breastfeeding: Why it is the best gift for your child

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Denise Iraguha, a mini-supermarket owner in Gikondo, a Kigali city suburb, and a mother of four, says exclusive breast feeding for 6 months is a tall order especially for a busy person like her.

TB Day: How is Rwanda faring?

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Tomorrow, the World will mark the Tuberclosis (T.B) day. The day is used to build public awareness that TB remains an epidemic in much of the world, causing deaths of nearly one-and-a-half million people each year, mostly in developing countries.