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What next after parliament receives petition on driver’s licence tests?

A week after a citizen petitioned Parliament seeking to amend the law on acquisition of driving licences to allow for the use of automatic cars, The New Times has learnt that it could be a while before the petitioner get a response. In a letter addressed to the Speaker of Parliament, and copied to...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 3:45pm

RDF explains arrest of soldiers on DR Congo territory

The Rwanda Defense Force (RDF) Spokesperson Lt. Col Innocent Munyengango has downplayed the incident in which two Rwandan soldiers were on Monday arrested within about 10 metres inside the Democratic Republic of Congo. Two RDF soldiers who had been held by the Congolese armed forces (FARDC) were...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 11:36am

Kwibuka24: Rwandans in France commemorate

On Tuesday, April 10, 2018, the Rwanda Embassy in France organized the 24th Commemoration Ceremony of the Genocide against the Tutsi which was attended by different French official who joined Rwandan community in the country’s capital, Paris. Among French officials were MP Sira Sylla,...

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 2:10pm

Genocide deniers an existential threat to humanity, says envoy

Rwanda's envoy to Turkey, Ambassador Williams Nkurunziza on Tuesday said that Genocide deniers are an existential threat to humanity. The envoy said this as he led the Rwandan Community in Ankara, Turkey's capital, and friends of Rwanda in an event to mark the 24th Commemoration of the...

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 2:03pm

Education ministry explains firing of top REB bosses

The minister of education Dr. Eugène Mutimura has said that laxity and failure to implement government policies in the education sector as the reason behind the sacking of five senior officers from Rwanda Education Board (REB). The cabinet meeting on Wednesday resolved to...

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 1:51pm

100 players set to take part in taekwondo memorial tourney

The 2018 taekwondo memorial tournament will attract at least 100 participants, Times Sport has learned. The competition is held in honour of the memory of the over one million lives lost during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The one-day tournament will be contested by taekwondo...

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 11:24am

One Rwandan peacekeeper killed in CAR

One Rwandan peacekeeper was killed and eight others wounded in Bangui, Central African Republic (CAR) during an exchange of fire with armed elements on Tuesday, April 10. The incident followed a joint operation launched on Sunday, 8 April by the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 4:26pm

Kigali City Mayor Nyamulinda resigns

The Mayor of the City of Kigali, Pascal Nyamulinda has resigned from the position effective yesterday when he wrote to the city council. In his resignation letter, Nyamulinda cited personal reasons. The resignation was confirmed by Kigali City Spokesperson Bruno Rangira in a telephone interview...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 11:58am

Nigeria's Buhari to run in 2019 elections

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will be seeking a second term in office in elections due next year, his office has said. It ends months of speculation about whether the 74-year-old leader plans to run for re-election. His first term has been beset by poor health, which saw him spend months in...

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 3:50pm

Two feared dead in River Nyabarongo

Residents and local authorities in the districts of Gakenke and Kamonyi have mounted a search for two men who are feared to have drowned in River Nyabarongo. The incident happened on Sunday evening when a group of eight people all from Gakenke District were crossing River Nyabarongo in a...

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 2:36pm

Bills paving way for EA Monetary Union on agenda at regional parliament

The EAC Monetary Institute Bill, 2017 and the EAC Statistics Bureau Bill, 2017, are two key pieces of draft legislations on agenda as the East Africa Legislative Assembly (EALA) moves its sitting to Dodoma, Tanzania starting today, Monday. The regional House’s first ever sitting in Tanzania...

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 10:14am

First Lady joins Rwandans in Walk to Remember, Night Vigil

The First Lady, Jeannette Kagame together with thousands of Rwandans mostly youth, government officials, diplomats, Civil Society and friends of Rwanda yesterday took part in this year's walk to remember, an annual procession from Parliament to Amahoro stadium in remembrance of over a million...

Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 12:53am

Kagame appoints new ministers

President Paul Kagame Friday appointed new Ministers for Finance and Infrastructure. Dr Uzziel Ndagijimana is the new Minister for Finance replacing Claver Gatete who will now head the Ministry of Infrastructure, taking over from James Musoni. Ndagijimana has been the Minister of State for...

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 10:46pm

Fugitive arrested in Cameroon was on Rwanda’s most wanted list

Prosecution has said that a Genocide fugitive who was on Thursday arrested in Yaoundé, Cameroon was one of the most wanted masterminds of the Genocide against the Tutsi. Media reports Thursday indicated that Philippe Hategekimana, alias Biguma, has been living under the name...

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 8:48pm

New US ambassador vows to promote open trade dialogue

Peter Vrooman, the new US Ambassador to Rwanda yesterday presented his credentials to President Paul Kagame at Village Urugwiro, after which he committed to enhance longstanding relations between the two countries. The new envoy, who takes over from Erica Barks-Ruggles whose tour of duty ended...

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 8:43pm

Freed ex-Catalan leader calls for dialogue

Catalan ex-leader Carles Puigdemont has called for immediate dialogue after being released on bail in Germany. So far, he and other separatists had received only a "repressive response" from Spanish authorities, he said. He was arrested in northern Germany last month while travelling...

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 3:48pm

Former SA President Zuma faces corruption charges

South Africa's former President Jacob Zuma is on court on corruption charges related to a 1990s arms deal. The charges dogged his presidency and were reinstated in 2016. He faces 16 counts of corruption, racketeering, fraud and money laundering at the High Court in Durban. Mr Zuma, who was...

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 11:00am

Genocide fugitive arrested in Cameroon

Philippe Hategekimana, alias Biguma, a Genocide fugitive who has been living in Yaoundé, Cameroon has been arrested on the basis of an international arrest warrant issued by French authorities, it has emerged. Since his naturalisation as a French citizen, Hategekimana...

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 6:35pm

Chess: How Kabera bounced back to win Easter tournament

In chess, just like in life, things do not always go as planned and it’s a sea of ups and downs but it is all about how we weather the storm and bounce back, Candidate Master (CM) Godfrey Kabera said after winning the Easter Open Chess Classic tournament that concluded last Sunday...

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 5:07pm

Mukura take on AS Kigali in Peace Cup clash

Return Leg 1/8th Round Today Sunrise Vs Espoir (Nyagatare) AS Kigali Vs Mukura (Kigali Stadium) Marines Vs Pepiniere (Umuganda Stadium) Friday APR Vs La Jeunesse (Mumena) Amagaju Vs AS Muhanga (Nyagisenyi) Bugesera Vs SC Kiyovu (Nyamata) Mukura Victory Sports are confident they will...

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 1:21pm